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VOLUME 67. NTJMBEB 13.
CANTON, OHIO, TUESDAY, JULY 17. 1900.
ONE DOLLAR PERYEAI?.
Colonel Liscum, of the Ninth Infantry, Among
the Americans Who Were Killed.
REPORT FROM LONDON INCLUDES COLONEL FRENCH ALSO.
Native City Attacked and After a Hard Fight the Chinese Succeed
In Driving Off the Allied Force.
TERRIBLE AND BLOODY ENCOUNTER IN NATIVE TIEN TSIN GRAPHICALLY RELATED.
Report of the Engagement Reaches Washington and London and There Is Little Discrepancy
That Might Give Rise to a Hope That It Is Not True Another Fight In Which, the
Americans and the Japanese Carried Off All of tho Honors of the Day More
Serious Situation Than Has Previously Been Reported.
Washington July 10. Admiral Remcy
cables from Che Foo, July 16, to the
Bureau of Navigation as follows:
"Reported that allied forces attacked
native city morning of July 13th. Rus
sia on the right with tho United States
Ninth infantry and marines on the left.
Losses allied forces large. Russians
over 400, Including artillery colonel,
Americans over SO, British over 40, Jap
anese 58, Including a colonel, French 25.
Colonel Liscum, Ninth Infantry, killed.
Also Captain Davis, marine corps. Cap
tain Lemly, Lieutenants Butler and
Leonard wounded. At 7, evening, allied
attack on native city repulsed with
great losses. Returns yet Incomplete.
Details not yet confirmed."
Gen. Dorward Says Honors Rest
With the Americans
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
London, July 16. General Dorward
reports from Tien Tstn, under date of
July lOtli, as follows:
"Yesterday 1,000 Japanese under Gen
eral Fokoslma, 500 British troops, 400
British marine:, 100 Americans and 400
Russians, all under myself, attacked the
enemy'B position to the southwest of
the city where their positions were
quickly captured. The Chinese lost 350
killed and we captured four of their
The allies then attacked the west ar
senal, which, after bombarding, was
rushed by Americans and Japanese.
The arsenal had been flooded by the
Chinese so that there was no further
movemnt in that direction. The day's
honors rest with the Americans and
Japanese. The Chinese regiment as es
cort to the guns worked splendidly, sur
mounting the difficulties; of the swampy
country. During the action the north
eastern batteries heavily shelled tho
"British and French settlements. The
British casualties were, one officer
wounded, men, five killed and nine
wounded. There were no casualties
among, the Russians and Americans.
The day's engagement may result In the
withdrawal of tho Chinese troopsfrom
Tien Tsin, in which case the fort In the
city will probably be attacked soon.
The bombardment of the enemy will
be repeated today. The enem has
placed guns within 800 yards of Uie
British and French settlements and
are continuing a galling fire. Tho
British casualties up to July 7 were
three officers wounded and seven men
killed, nineteen wounded and four miss
ing. More guns have arrived so that
the allies hope to effectually suppress
the enemy's (Ire. There present atten
tion is concentrated on an artillery duel.
THE FIRST DESTROYED
Was the American Legation
It Had the Greatest Propor
tion of Women.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
Shanghai, July 15, Morning (De
layed.; The following has been gleaned
indirectly from tho alleged Peking ref
ugees: "Of all tho legations, the Americans
had the greatest proportion of women,
specially after the arrival of the Amer
ican missionaries who had taken refuge
there. Hence, it Is known that the
American legation was among the first
destroyed. Then the women were doroj)
News-Democrat Leased Wire Set vice
idled at the British legation. Amer
ican sailors (supposedy marines of
the Oregon) missionaries and civilians
generally composed, the Inner guard,
Germans, Russians and Japanese doing
the outpost work at which the Germans
were especially active. Every adult
bore arms shifting off duty infrequently
for rest and refreshments. They did the
nursing and cooking, and even assisted
in preparing tho troops' mess. The na
tive servants gradually disappeared, es
caping Into the Chinese city. After the
final Sortie by the legations' troops the
attack by the Chinese was renewed with
redoubled fury, the Boxers overwhelm
ing the outer line and then reaching the
inner building. The fight was hand to
hand. The 'foreigners Impleaded the
windows but the Boxers were able to
reach the low roof where a few sailors
met them and hurled many of them off.
Some of the sailors dropped to the
giound and stood with their backs to the
wall, standing off the Chinese. In the
midst of the melee Prince Tuan's artil
lery opened sweeping Boxers and Chris
tians alike. The flro ceased then and
a final charge completed the annihila
tion of the foreigners."
This Information does not Include any
story of the European men killing the
women and children which has been re
ported here, but It is said that the Box
ers had no white captives, which so
enraged them that they attacked the
"fourth prince's" house opposite the le
gations, where native christians had
taken refuge. They were dragged forth
and subjected to every brutality. The
streets that night swarmed with Box
ers smeared with blood and stained with
powder. They carried torches and
ghastly trophies of the day's work.
ARE ALL SAFE,
With the Exception of Baron
LI HUNG CHANG ASSURES
The World That Such la tbe Cnse and
Thnt They Are Safe-Oimrded Ily
the Empreaa Dowager anil
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
London, July 16. A Canton, China,
dispatch dated Saturday says that LI
Hung Chang that day gave positive
assurance that only a few of the lega
tions at'Peklng had been deslioyed unrt
that all the foreign ministers except
Von Ketteler were absolutely safe. H
says the empress dowager and tho em
peror backed up by Prlnco Chlng und
General Yung Lu are surely safeguard
ing them or else they would have died
before this of hunger and thirst.
ORDERED TO PROTECT.
Paris, July 16. The following has been
"French consul at Shanghai wires
under date of July 9 that Prince Sheng
has received an Imperial decree (no date
glyen) ordering the protection of tho
legations In Peking and the execution
of the Boxto. The decree also orders
that official, that commercial affairs be
transacted as heretofore.
COL, FRENCH KILLED,
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
London, July 16. A dispatch from
Shanghai to the Dally Mall says that
the allies attacked the native city of
Tien Tsin on tho morning of July 13th,
with the object of clearing the Boxers
and imperial troops from the advan
tageous position they hold. The attack
was repulsed, the allies retreating with
a loss of 100 killed. The British lost 40
killed and the Japanese CO, Americans
and Russians also lost heavily. Among
tho American casualties were Colonel
Liscum, commanding the Ninth infantry
and Colonel French, of the Twenty-fifth
infantry killed. A Russian colonel of
artillery was also killed. The Chinese
fought desperately and their fire was
accurate and deadly.
WIRES STILL DOWN.
German Gunboat Maintains
Taku and Tien Tsin.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service
Berlin, July 16. Admiral Bendeman
cabled from Toku that the situation at
Tien Tsin has ameliorated. A German
gunboat maintains communication be
tween Taku and Tien Tsin. It appears
from the above that the announcement
of the restoration of telegrahphic com
munication between Taku and Tien
Tsin was previous.
Chinese Were Finally Defeated
In Their First Attempt
at Tien Tsin.
Newff-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
London, Juljt 16. An official dispatch
from Tien Tsin, dated July 11, says
that the enemy that morning determin
ate attacked the garrison at the rail
road station which was composed of 100
each of British, French and Japanese.
The Chinese were! repulsed after four
hours hard fighting. Tho Chinese lost
500 killed. The British casualties were
three killed and eight wounded. The
losses of the French and Japanese were
considerably heavier. On July 6, the
Chinese heavily bombarded the city
from the right river "bank. The enemy,
however, ceased firing soon.
ON JULY SEYENTH. '
Believed That Conger and His
Relatives Were Murdered
On That Date.
News-Democrat Leased WIro Sorvlt e.
Washington, July 16. AH the unoffi
cial Information that comes from China
and all the dispatches from Chinese
officials who, for reasons of their own,
apparently, but Intimations of what has
occurred, tend to corroborate the belief
that United States Minister Conger and
his diplomatic colleagues with their
wives, daughters and friends were mur
dered on either July 6 or 7, with all of
the fiendish cruelties that could be de
vised by the barbarian mind. Because
of the possibility ,that when the news
of the actual occurrences In Peking bo
come officially known, there may bo
an attempt to wreak vengeance upon
the peaceable Chinamen in 'this country,
steps have been taken to prepare for
trouble In the cities where the Chinese
nre the most numerous. At New Toik
and San Francisco the authorities have
been warned to adopt the promptest
and most stern measures, calling on
federal troops if necessary.
, Wants a New Trial.
Akron, July 16. The transcripts In
the case of Gideon Carr, sentenced for
the murder of Sylvester Hull, have been
prepared and the circuit court will be
appealed to at once for a new trial
The prisoner was conveyed to the
penitentiary at Columbus last night
by Sheriff Crank G. Kelly.
MRS, SCHELL1NG DEAD,
A Well Known Woman Suc
cumbs to Disease, After
a Long Ailiction.
Mary Schclllng, the estimable wife of
Prof. Emll Schelllng, residing at 616
North Cleveland avenue, died Monday
morning at 7:30 o'clock from consump
tion. The deceased was 30 years of ago
and had been 111 since last March. The
funeral services will be observed Wed
nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. F.
C. Nau, of the First Reformed church,
conducting tho services. The remains
will be Interred In Westlawn cemetery.
The death of Mrs. Schelllng wns a
very sad event to her many friends In
this city. Since her Illness she ha's
received the most excellent attendance,
but the ravages of the disease which
afflicted her could not be stayed by
human hands. She wns a member of
the Alpenroesll, Swiss Singing society,
and was prominent in musical circles
In this city.
The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Schel
llng occurred about one year ago, the
wife's home being near this city. Dur
ing her residence In this city she had
endeared herself to a host of friends.
Mrs. Schclllng's maiden name was
The Scene of a Family Reunion
at Which There Were
A large family reunion was held at
Mr. Anthony Stelgerwald's residence on
South Cleveland avenue Sunday, July
15. There were present Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Stolgerwald and family, of Jol
llett, 111,'; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Stelger
wald, of Canton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Stelgerwald, of Falrmount,
Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony and
family, of Canton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs.
John Hamilton and family, of Garrett,
Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stahl, of
Canton,!phio; Mr. and Mrs. Romey Sim
ler and family, of Canton, Ohio; Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Souers and family, of Cleve
There were all told 47. -Nine children
married and 123wBrahdehiRlrenf"-Iir'the'
evening the pictures was taken In two
groups. The children was first to be In
line and then the grandchildren was
also taken In a group. About 7 o'clock
there was a grand supper and Ice cream
was served. That has been the first
time that they have all been together for
many years, and they hope that it will
not be the last time that they can be
together. They expect to hold a large
reunion at Meyer's lake this week.
There has never been so many children
together In the city of Canton for many
years. Mr. Anthony Stelgerwald en
Joyed the day well, as well as any one
could be expected, for the years he has
behind him. He Is well liked by every
body in Canton and has been a resident
here In Canton 35 years. The children
that live In Canton left the homestead
about 10 or 11 o'clock after they had en
Joyed a good day together and went to
their homes rejoicing. But before we
close we are willing to say that there
was never a happier crowd of children
together in Canton for many years.
Everything was fine at the old home
stead for them te enjoy themselves.
Christian Vogelsang Passes
Away and Canton Loses
An Old Citizen.
In the death of Christian "Vogelgesang,
who died at his late home, 618 Sandal
street at 8 o'clock Sunday morning,
Canton has lost one of Its oldest and
most respected citizens. He was born
at Wnchmnn, New Bavaia, on the
Rhine, river In 1812, and lived there
with his parents until he was 18 years
of age, when, accompanied by his
father, the late Daniel Vogelgesang, he
came to New York. At that time there
were no railroads In this country, so the
Journey was made on foot. It requLei!
several weeks to accomplish tho
distance. Christian and his father Mt-
tled in Canton. The father afterward,
removed to Tiffin, where he died.
Christian first lived In the old Gltchell
block on the public square, where he
engaged In the grocery business. He
then lemoved to the building now occu
pied by A. Buckwalter In Ean Tus
carawas street and afterward removed
farther east In the Bame stieet. Ho
then went to Winchester, Temi , where
he engaged In agricultural pursuits. He
remained In Tennessee 12 years and
then moved to Sandusky, Ohio, where
he was engaged in the making of wine.
After two years residence at San
dusky, he returned to Canton where ho
engaged as a wine manufacturer'
agent and continued this work until
two years ago, when, on account of 111
health, he was obliged to refrain fropi
In 1840 he was married to Miss
Catherine Zent. Eight children were
the fruits of this union. His wife pre
ceeded him to the grave in 1863. He
served seven years in the state militia,
in the Black Horse cavalry, under Gen.
Belden. He was for many years a
member of the old Washington volup-
teer Canton fire company. At an early
age he connected himself with the Ger
man Reformed church and while not
an active member, always took much
Interest In the affairs of the church. He
and the late Louis Schaffer did much
to have Canton become a station on the
Ft. Wayne road when It was being
built, and beBlde taking stock them
selves succeeded In persuading others
to do SO. Hp. John Mnllnp nml ncirc.
Raff, all of whom have since died, were
instrumental In having Canton made
the county seat of Stark county. There
was quite a fight on at that time, and
the votes of these three members cut
Masslllon out from being the county
He was a vigorous man and was lithe
and supple as a boy, although S8 years,
four months and thirteen days of nge.
On the evenlntr nf .Tnlv 4h tin wra
stricken with paralysis. Saturday
evening tne second attack prostrated
him to such an extent that he never
rallied. For 70 vears he has llviil in
Canton, and wns known by nearly
every person, two sons, Adam and
Fred and two daughters, Mrs. Andrede
Schacdler and Mnrv Vntrplfrownnn- etir.
vlve him. Ho was a brother to the late
Frederick Vogelgesang, and was an
uncle of Lewis, Thomas, Charles, Wil
liam. Robert and John Vogelgesang,
and Mrs. Amlel Bender, Mrs. Fred Mc
Cloud, and Mrs. Frank Erck.
The funeral service will lnUe nlnno
from his late residence at 2 o'clock,
Tuesday nfternoon. Rev. E. P. Her
bruck, pastdr Trinity Reformed
church, will officiate. The Interment
will take place at Rowland's ceme
tery. DR. A. C. BRANT
Writes to Mr. Thomas Lennon
On His Trip Through
Mr. Thomas Lennon, of Housel street,
recently received an Interesting letter
from Dr. A. C. Brant, who is traveling
In Europe. Mr. Lennon kindly handed
It to the News-Democrat and the letter
Hotel Russell, Russell Square,
London, W. C, July 1, 1300.
My dear friend Tom Lennon:
As I passed through Ireland and first
saw Irish soil, I thought of you and I
thought no Irishman would appreciate
the Shamrock and a specimen of Irish
soil more, than you and I enclose a spec
imen from Dublin and I hope it will
bring back to you many pleasant mem
ories of your native country. We had
a pleasant trip through Ireland, Scot
land and so far InEnglar -1. This city
of London Is a great place and there
are many Interesting places to visit. We
leave for Paris Tuesday and will be
there on the Fourth of July which will
be U. S. day at the exposition. It will
also be a grand Democratic day In the
U. S. at Kansas City. Kindest regards
to your family and friends. Yours
truly, A. C. BRANT.
One of the Growing Financial
Institutions of the City.
THE LOCATION IS
At the Northeast Corner of Cleveland
Avenue and TuacarawaaStreet-Ciettlng
Liberal Shure of the Hanking
The Canton State bank, located at 237
West Tuscarawas street, Is one of the
progressive and growing financial In
stitutions of this city, of which her citi
zens may well be proud. Although this
bank was open for business as recently
as tho 21st of May, It not only has en
deared Itself to the public confidence,
but is receiving a very liberal share of
business of our citizens which is quite
gratifying to the manigement.
The capital stock of the bank has been
placed at $100,000 and the ample re
sources at tho command of the directors
enables It to meet any demand that may
be made upon them.
The location of the bank Is exception
ally good and In easy access to the mer
cantile and business interests of the
city. The fixtures are of the very latest
patterns, the room Is handsomely deco
rated and everything In the Interior Is
arranged with a view to comfort and
convenience. The bank Is prepared to
pay a liberal rate of Interest on time
deposits and savings account, compat
ible with safo banking business. The
board of directors and officials comprise
the following: Dr. A. C. Brant, presi
dent; William L. Davis, vice president;
C. D. Bachtel, cashier; A. A. Thayer,
Judson A. Wann, Mount H. Hosier, Wil
liam Wagner, William R. Zollinger and
These gentlemen need no Introduction
to tho public. They nre all well known
business nnd professional men of this
city, who having made a success of their
business, mny be relied upon to man
age the affairs of tho bank In the same
wise and efficient manner that has al
ways characterized the conduct of their
private affairs. They are men in whom
the public repose every confidence and
the very liberal support thus far given
this bank Is evidence of this fact.
Mr. Bachtel, the cashier, held a very
responsible position with the George D.
Hnrter bank for over twentiy years,
which alone Is ample proof of his ability
as a man of finance. The bank Is very
much pleased at the evidence of public
confidence and support at the beginning
of Its financial career In Canton.
The Valley road was buBy Sunday.
An excursion was run from Akron to
Columbus, In which nearly 25 Canto
nlans Joined. An excursion was run
from Cleveland which brought in a large
number of passengers.
IS IN FORCE,
The City Legally Restrained
From Taking Water In
ENTRY FILED AT 1 1 O'CLOCK
City Solicitor Waived Serving tho
Writ on Officers.
AVENT INTO EFFECT AT ONCE.
No Water Will He Taken From the Creek
Tueaday and the Kaco Must He Filled
L'i Fall Monday Night Solicitor
Thinks There Will He Kuough
Water For the City.
At 11 o'clock Mondav forenoon th
Journal entry In the Shock Injunction
case uuly approved by the attorneys
'on both sides, was filed with the clerk
of court and the city is now olllclally
under restraint not to take anv wnlor
from the west branch of the Nlmlshlllen
creek during the day from 3 o'clock In
the morning till 3 o'clock In the after
noon of every day. The entry was filed
by Attorney Webber for tho plaintiffs.
It Is very long, covering several pages
or legal paper and gives the entire de
cision In the case. It provides first that
the city shall not take any water from
the creek that is needed by the Shocks
for their mill and then quotes' the agree
ment by which the Shocks permit the
city to take the water from the creek
from 3 o'clock in the afternoon till 3
o'clock In the morning of each day. This
agreement Is entered Into according to
to the entry under tho understanding
that there shall be no dllatorv tactics
resorted to to hinder the final adjudi
cation of the case on the hearing for the
making of the injunction perpetual and
that the final hearing shall come to
court at the begining of the next term
of court. The entry recites that the
defendants, while reserving the right to
apply to the court at any time for a
modification of the decree In the injunc
tion, accepts the terms of the order per
mitting It to use water only during the
time specified. There is a special provi
sion made that in case of fire the city
may take water from the creek at any
time In any quantity.
The entry provides that the Injunction
shall go into effect as soon as the docu
ment Is filed. Thus the injunction
went into effect at 11 o'clock Monday
At the end of the entry City Solicitor
Smith on behalf of the defendant, its
agents and employes, waived the issu
ing of service and the copies of the entry
and therefore the sheriff will not be
called upon to take a writ of injunction
and go out and serve It on the water,
works board and the officials. i '
City Solicitor Smith said that the city
would stop the drawing of water from
the race as directed and that the race
would be filled Monday night for Tues
day's consumption. Tuesday morning
at 3 o'clock the water will be shut oft
and that will be the first day that no
water will be taken from the race dur
ing the day time. Mr.- Smith said that
at the present time ho thought there
would be enough water secured In this
way to supply all the needs of the city.
The entry was accompanied by a
bond for $300 as required by the court.
This bond was given by the Shocks.
It was signed by Henry and John Shock
and John F. Roth and Samuel Yoder.
The present status of the Shock case
will probably be brought to the atten
tion of the city council, on account of
appropriation proceedings which will be
necessary If the city continues using tho
mill race for a water supply. Thers are
tfomeof the councllmen, It Is stated, who
are decidedly In favor of more whole
some well water and the expenditure
of a large sum In sinking more wells,
rather than appropriating the Shock
property. It Is understood that a pro
test will be made by some of the coun
cllmen toward appropriating this prop
erty. The sum required will probably
aggregate fifteen to twenty thousand
dollars, and tho council is manifestly
In favor of pmomllnr. it I., i
more well waten " " octu""B
WOULD NOT BE GOOD.
Lad Had to Bo Sent to tho Re
form Farm A Girl Also
Albert Gnlristnln n ln.1 nr i.
-. . ...., .. .n wfc viutcu sum
mers was brought before Judge Aungnt
fnnrlnir mnn..l .i
...W..U..JT ,iiuiiiik unu sentenced to tho
reform fnrm at Lancaster. He hnd
been up last winter nnd had promised
to behave but he got to pilfering from
his mother and was generally incorrlgi-
'?.."!!? th0 famlIy could d0 nothing
Emma Yoerns of Alliance was an in
corrigible girl and Judge Aungst, on
Saturday, sentenced her to the Industri
al school at Delaware.