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TOGO WELCOMED HOME. Stirring- Enthusiasm in Tokio. Forty-three Guns Taken at Erhlung-shan, (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, friday.—The -jaDaness captured lorty-three guns at Erlungshan Fort. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Friday (10.30 a.m.).—A telegram from the besieging army at Port Arthur states that on the night of the th, after the occupation of Erlungshan, a small body of the enemy still resisted in the passage between the siege gun line and the gorge, and were not dislodged till 3 o'clock in the morning, when the occupation of the fort became absolute and entire. According to statements made by three prisoners who were taken, the defenders of the fort numbered about 500 besides some sailors. The majority of the defenders were killed. The trophies are four large calibre guns, several small calibre guns, and thirty 37 millimetre guns. ENTHUSIASTIC SCENES AT TOKIO. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Friday (11 a.m.),—Admirals Togo and Kamimnra. with their staffs, arrived a.t the Shimbashi Railway Station at half-past rune this morning, having been feted throughout their journey from Kure- to the capital. The streets of Tokio were flll of people at an early hour and the whole city is gay with flags, lanterns, and the various kinds cf decorations displayed by Japanese at the new year. Representatives of the Emperor and Em- press and Prince Fushimi and the junior elder statesmen, the ministers and many pro- minent Japanese, together with thousands of school children, greeted the Admirals at tfc3 railway station. railway station. The presidents of the houses presented the I complimentary resolutions adopted by Par- liament. Admiral Togo, quiet and grey bearded rn a I blue service uniform, seemed embarrassed at the noisy ovation, but Rear-Admiral Shimamura, of Admiral Togo's staff, eibowrd his wav forward, and Admiral Karrimura I followed, a joint recipient of the demon- strative compliments paid by the crowd. The junior officers tried to clear the way, but the crowd kept on closing in and. Admiral Togo was frequently compelled to push back- 'I wards in trder to get clear of the hands reaching out to him. ¡ Finally freed from their enthusiastic sd- mirers, and surrounded by officers, the Ad- mirals reached the carriages sent by the Em- peror to convey them from the station to the Palace. As Admiral Togo appeared, a great hoarse shout rose, and hats new into the air, and arms were raised on high. "Banzai!" fo!- lowed "Banzai: as, preceded hy gendarmes, the naval party drove off under triumphal l arches, amidst waving of banners a-nd the explosion cf lire-works, and through den ,e. I cheering crowds, to the Navy Department. There they rested for a brief space, receiv- ing congratulations f t' the Ministers who drank to their future successes. Thence Admirals t'ogo and Kamimura pro- ceeded to the Palace to make a report to the Emperor. They will probably remain here about a week to consult the staff and perfect the I plans for their future operations. JAPS SEIZE AN IMPORTANT HILL. (Press Association War Special.) Chifu. Thursday Evening.—On. of the results of the genera! attack on Port Ar- thur which began on the 25th inst. has been to bring the Japanese lines much closer to Liao-ti-shan. Chinese who left Port Arthur yesterday report that a Russian force greatly inferior ) to that of the assnlants defended the oufjr- mast trenches for three day. only retiring when the Japanese artillery had secured r-i enfilading position. The lighting was in Wie main carried on at a range of two-thirds of a mile, the Japanese fearing that mines would be exploded if they came to closer quarters. The R ussians on retiring fell back to Ching ka-kao. Japanese.. from Dalny state that recent fighting also resulted in the capture of a lld calipd Yangthuban, and the occupation this position enables the besiegers to harass the land communications between Liao-ti-shao to the south and Itzu-shan and Antzu-shan to the north. Before the hill was carried several night attacks were made, during one of which the Japanese be- came confused Tired on efV1 other in the darkness, and finally retired. When the moon rose it revealed their mistake. I Two steamers recently succeeded in run- ¡ ning the blockade, but one was cantured as she was coming out of the harbour on her way back. HURRYING ON THE DRY DOCK FOR 1\ THE BALTIC FLEET. (Press Association War Special). Chifu, Friday (6 p.m.).—The steamer Can- toi from Hadivostoek, reports that great ac- tivity is being displayed there with the object of completing the dry dock before the Baltic licet arrives. Many mines have been removed because the harbour wi] 1 sooti be CLC-S^i bv ice. The Frisian cruisers never leave the har- bonr. A fresh pas-sge through the ice will be made when A-hmral bnrvdloff attempt3 to join Admiral R.oiesf venslcy. join Admiral R.oiesf venslcy. ADMIRAL SRRYDLt rF SUPERSEDED S— Petersburg^ D-c. 29.Aamiral Skyrcl- J loft, commander of the Vladivostok Squad- ron, will return here next month. Rmiter. JAPANESE TROOPS LITTLE B\N- TFRINGV; j •'Centra! U ar SiwkiW St. Petersburg, Thursday. — A despatch from the troni to-day states ti,. Rus sian troops who pecen.'Iy occup ea -it j a trench abandoned by the Japanese found j there a basket of wine, with the following I letter written -n purest Russian: — "We send our dear comrades this wine, which they probably need. We laugh, drink, and dance. We know that you ¡ also pass the time gaily in Mukden. We hope soon to profit by the pleasures of that town." Notices inviting the Russian troops to sur- render are often left for the soldiers to read. FALL OF THE FORTRESS "VERY NEAR." (Central News War Special.) Tokio, Thursday Ai'toriioon.—The official report from General Nogi announcing that Erhiungshan fort was occupied last night was made public in Tokio this morn- ing, and was received with great rejoicing. it is universally felt that the capture of the whole fortress is now very near at hand. Gloomy Letter from a Russian Official. Mikado Honours Togo, r (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Friday- Ihe Navy Department I publisher this evening a copy of a letter which was written by all officer of the dlS abled warship i^jva-stopai^ and which ha.s fallen into the hands of the Japanese. "The fortrea^ the letter says, "cannot hold out after rjpce.nber. The progress achieved by the ecmy in reducing our en- ciente is not full known, but their advance is irresistible. We are sadly disappointed at the non-arrival of the paltic Fleet, and we are daily neariftg the miserable end. Stoessel's so-called lmpregnable enciente is a myth. 203 Metre Hill once Jost the ball I I of Port Arthur OOeQtnefi inevitable, and capture means the !:all of the town how- I ever strong the endear The new town is I at the mercy of the entry's fire. The old town alone ots defensible, here alone may our resistance be prolo^g^]. Two-thirds of the defenders of 203 Metrb dill has already fall m. "Ta Sevastopol is damaged v » t e- pakr. jhlv prawed her cfbce*B and ?. ,v. ) j is almost unobtainable, and it is ) | jnpopfflbifl aay lor -T to keep our bodies I w.tr-ni, We van longer oommatii-Tatc by I witftett- te'tecraphy the oatside worr'd, ) I time. It is dmpos ole also to smuggle through ammunition, ad the King Arthur, Willen recently ran the blockade, brought only barley. "There is a large hole in the hull of the Sevastopol, and she is completely disabled. All that she can do is to endeavour to repel the enemy's attacks. His torpedo boats come close up to us and attack us as df they were carrying out ordinary peace manoeuvres. All are prepared to fight to the very last. As far as we aro determined to maintain our honour an*, avoid the humili- ation of threatened starvation. We Lad rather die than be corned. "From December 1st the enemy's 10-inch shells began to fall <iT: the deck, and some oi them penetrated through the different decks right to the bottom of the ship. The person who is responsible for the fate we are fac- ing is he who did not give instructions to prevent the landing of the Japs at Liao- tung. Among our officers th-re are very few who dare brave death. The majority have no desire except to save their own live6, but we are determined to die fight- ing." MIKADO'S PRACTICAL THANKS TO HIS ADMIRALS. Tckio, Friday. Admirals Togo and Kamimura and their suites were < ntertained to tiffin at the palace by the Emperor, who in most gracious words thanked them for the services which they had rendered to the country and the throne. He presented to each admiral a r-old watch, bearing the im. perial crest, and a bag of gold. Admiral Togo modestly dnsclaims the praise and honour lavished upon him. He says there is important work still to do, and that he ought not to have been allowed to come to Tokio white it remaiins unfinished.— "Daily Express." MODESTY OF THE JAPANESE NELSON. (Press Association War Special). Tokio, Saturday.—Admiral Togo has de- clined the offer of a recv which the Tokio municipality decided to hold in his honour on the. ground that the time is not rips for such functions. He will devote his time in Tokio to con- ferring with Admiral Itc, Chief of the N&vivl General Staff Baron Yamanoto, Minister of Marine; Vice-Admiral Saito, Secretary- General of the Ministry of; Marine; Vice- Admiral Ijuin, Aasi-ctant-Chief of the Naval General Staff, and others of the Naval Staff, concerning the plans for the further conduct of future operations. Admiral Togo to-day attended the funeral services of a number of officers and men who were killed at Port Arthur while serving him, and read an eulogy of them. REMARKA EXPEDIENTS BY THE JAPS. Mr. B. W. Ncrreg^ard, the "Daily Mail's" correspondent before Port Arthii-. in the course of a ""1"1 "hi description of tl expedients adopt -th Japs and Rus- sians, in I methods of fl, stroying the lements by Nogi, men describes he "man witn tb-i snield." He says:— 'Sometimes the men would as a~ht«t perate resort walk up in broad daylight— I have seen it myself before an attack- protected by on& of their big shields, and quietly set to work to cut the wire right it. {rent of the defenders. The shields are made of two Jin. iron plate3 welded tn- gcther, and weigh about 401b One olit at the top is for the eyes, and the bottoai slit i6 where the man works the shears. The shield reaches to his knees and is fdupg from his shouiders. He can only walk very slowly, and I do not think he would have much of a chance in a race with a tortoise. "The first man who was t-ent out was met by a number of rifle-shots, which hit him. right in the chest the bullets did not pene- trate the shield, the imp^t* wluaM possessed the fo If .«Wdge-haminer blow, knocked hin ill over. He 'vas not hurt, but got his feet agum, and though he was hit over and over again, and the impact of the bullets made him estop snd stagger, he reached the entangle- ments."

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