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8IABK COUNTY DEMOCRAT, TUESDAY, JUNE 2C, 1900. ' "wP75 t nFr , i'jfiW r JW ("y , f V MARINES SLAUGHTERED. 0 Relief Force Was Not Adequate And Chinese Destroyed Foreign Quarters. A WHITE FORCE FIGHTING m WAY TO THE COAST. Thought to be the Small Body of Marines Under Command of Admiral Seymour. CHINESE GENERALS DIRECTING ATTACK Little Effort In the News Reports to Con ceal Who Is Doing the Real Fighting. THREE BRIGADES OF AMERICAN TROOPS TO BE SENT. Said That the Government Has at Last Decided That There Is No Use In Sending a Small Force as an Actual State ot War Exists The Situation Most Serious and All Nations Acting In Concert Against the Chinese, Who Are Well Armed With Guns Of The Latest Design. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. New York, Juno 23. An alarming cable dispatch has just been received In this city from Rev. Frederick E. Brown, Methodist missionary at Tien Tsln. The dispatch was dated Che Foo, June 22, and Is as follows: ;i have Just got away from Tien Tsln on a German gunboat. The city has been bombarded for several days by the Chinese. All the foreign part of Tien Tsln has been destroyed. Lieutenant Wright, of our navy, and 1B0 others of the white residents, marines and sailors sent up to our assistance aro killed or wounded. The American consulate building has been destroyed. Ammu nition Is almost gone. The garrison Is suffering terribly and needa Instant help." GERMAN MJISTER ALIVE. Baron Von Ketteler, Who Was Reported to Have Been Kill ed Is Alive. News-Democrat Leased Wire Servlr Berlin, June 23. The Chinese minister here has communicated to the German foreign ofllce a cable from the viceroy of Nan King, saying that he had been Informed from Peking that the German minister, Baron Von Ketteler, was alive. Baron Von Kettellpr was Reported on June 15 to have been killed at Peking. PRINCE LOAN Father of the Heir Apparent, Personally Directing At tack on Tien Tsin. , CNews-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Shaghal, June 23. Of four torpedo boats captured at Taku, Russia, En gland, France and Germany have each retained one. Prince Tuan, father of the heir apparent, Is said to be person ally directing the attack on Tien Tsln. The Chinese have forty guns, all Krupp quick flrers. THREE BRIGADES To Be Sent From This Country and From the Philip pines. CNews-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Washington, Juno 23. This govern ment has practically come to the conclu sion that it was useless to think of deal ing with the Chinese situation by send ing another battalion ot Marines or a regiment of land soldiers. Preparations are going on looking to the dispatch ot at least three brigade of soldiers, to be collected both In this .country and In the Philippine. " General If oArthur u asked by cabls bow much of his fore can be pared for Immediate service. All the estimates, heretofore submitted have been based upon the assumption that the troops might be needed to preserve the Integ rity ot the Chinese empire and not to perform police duty. There was no Idea that the "Boxer" Insurrection would at tain the proportion It has. The officials are prepared to receive almost any kind of news. While It Is hoped no harm has come to Minister Conger of any of the consular officers, It would not surprise them to learn that the American officials had suffered the fato that has befallen foreigners not In the service of their governments. SEYMOUR'S FORCE Believed to Be Fighting Their Way Back to the Coast. News-Democrat Leased Wire Servlco J Taku, Juno 20. (Delayed.) Chinese runners assert that a small white force Is fighting Its way back to the coast, forty miles west from Tien Tsln. It is believed to be Admiral Seymour's force. COSSACKS LANDED. They Are to Prevent More Chi nese Troops From Going to the Front. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Taku, June 21. (Delayed.) Cossacks have been landed at Pel Tal Ho and Shan Sal for the purpose of preventing Chinese troops In Man-Chul from marching on Tien Tsln. MOVEMENT OF CHINESE Supports the Theory That They Intend to Defend Strongholds. News-Democrot Leased Wire Service. Shanghai, June 23. It Is reported here on good authority that the Chinese In tend to defend Klang Tin, Sliver Island, and Wu Sung, (In the neighborhood of Shanghai.) The movement of Chinese troops from Soo Chow supports this view. Many women and 'children are leaving hero for Japan. FRENCH CRDISER Reports That the Native City of Tien Tsin Has Been Destroyed. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Che Foo, June 23. The French cruiser Pascal, which left Tien Tsln on be night of June 21, reports on the authority of French railroad, engineers who got through, that the native city of Tien Tsln was completely destroyed by the Chinese troops. The latter mounted six Krupp fifteen centimeter guns bo sides a number of smaller guns on the city walls and with these had been bom barding the foreign quarters since Juno 18th. MINISTER WU Will Not Be Held As a Hostage ButWillJustGetHis Passports. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Washington, Juno 23. It is stated hero on the highest authority that Min ister Wu, China's representative, will not be held as a hostage for the safety of American residents In his country under any conditions. Should war be declared by China, Minister Wu will ask for his passports and will receive them. SPECIAL AUDIENCE. Ambassador Choate Is to See Lord' Salisbury and Talk Matters Over. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. London, June 23. Ambassador Choate will have a special audience with Lord Salisbury regarding the Chinese crisis at 3:30 this afternoon. FROM BRUSSELS. Brussels, June 23. The Belgian min ister at Peking telegraphs that all was well at the European legations In Pek ing on Thursday June 21, and that for eigners would be able to hold their own Indefinitely. RUSSIA PREDESTINED To Predominate In Asia, So the Editorial Writers Are Told. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. London, June 23. The Vienna corre spondent of the Dally Express Bays that the Russian minister of the Interior, M. Slpiagulne, has Issued the following In structions for the guidance of newspa pers In dealing with the far eastern question: "First No reference to the movement of Russian troops or warships. "Second Papers must bear In mind that the Czar Is actuated only by a de sire to maintain the peace and good will among the nations. "Third No gossip about the differ ences among the Powers that would be displeasing to the government "Fourth No criticism of Russian di plomacy or of military or naval strat egy. "Fifth Editorial writers should rec ollect that Russia 1 predestined to pre dominate In Asia. "Sixth Comparisons may bo made be tween Russian and foreign troops and seamen when unfavorable to foreign ers." COMMANDER WISE Did Excellent Work In the Way of Sending Troops To the Front. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Che Fu, June 23. Delayed. Comman der Wise, of the U. S. gunboat Mon ocacy, telegraphs per courier from Taku, Wednesday afternoon, as fol lows: "This morning 1 started fires In the locomotives and got two field pieces mounted on two cars which are now leaving with 130 American marines and 400 Russians for Tien Tsln. When the train gets as far as It can go, which will probably bo half way to Tien Tsln, the troops will press ahead on foot, and the train will return here for reinforce ments. Lack of firemen prevented my sending other trains. I may bo attack ed here tonight, but am confident that I am able to look after myself. My greatest concern Is to preserve the roll ing stock as so much depends on the railroads to hasten troops to Tien Tsln. Several French1 officers who escaped from Tien Tsln Tuesday night at 7:90, state that the Chinese troops were then attacking foreigners. They have modern field' guns and when the officers left were battering, the foreign strongholds. The 'American consulate has been de stroyed. Lieutenant Blue, ot the American navy, sent a message to me today, from Tien Tsin river, saying that he had Just received a dispatch from the British consulate at) Tien Tsln stating that reinforcements were very urgently needed. The casualties have been very heavy and the supplies of ammunition are Insufficient. Blue also says that machine and field guns are needed. The Russians at tho railroad station at Tien Tsln are hard pressed. The Chinese are continuing an Inces sant fire with largo guns on European concessions, nearly all of which havo been destroyed. It Is rumored that Lieuteinant Wright, of tho United States marine corps, has been seriously wounded. Lieutenant Blue warns the relief column to beware of ambushes Just outside of Tien Tsln." KEMPF REPORTS. What He Says Is Probably Late But Has Just Been Made Public. News-Democrat! Leased Wire Service. Washington, June 23. A dispatch from Rear Admiral Kempff evidently sent before the one reporting a fight with the Chinese army near Tien Tsln was made public at noon. Under date of Cho Foo, Juno 23, he replies to a query from the navy department that foreign forces In Peking aro made up of 30 Austrlans, 75 French, CO Germans, 79 British, 40 Italians, 23 Japanese, 75 Russians and D8 Americans. He says further: "No news of the whereabouts of the Peking relief expedition reported by cablegram June 12. Japan expects several thousand troops now due. No news from Tien Tsln or Peking since last reportsC" CHINESE CRUISERS So Situated That- They Are Greater In Force Tlmn Allied Fleet. News-Democrat Leased Wire jfervlce. Shanghai, Juno 23. (Evening.) the five Chinese cruisers, Hel Shan, Hal Tien, Sel Gang, Fu Chlng and Peng Chi, which are anchored In position to command the foreign settlements here, have been ordered to leave, by the British authorities, because of the un easiness their presence causes. it is felt that the Chinese warships would be sure to Join -the We Sung forts In an attack on Shanghai, and their com bined strength Is much greater than the allied fleet here. The latter consists of the British cruiser Undaunted, British sloop Daphne, the Japanese warship Ohagl, the British surveying vessel Water Witch and the American gun boat Castlne. The Chinese are hard at work at the Klang Nan arsenal near here. WHO ARE FIGHTING? American Government Wants to Know Whether Imper ials or Boxers. News-Democrat Leased Wire Service. Washington, June 23. The navy de partment gave out the following this morning: "Acting Secretary Haekett has, this morning, received a dispatch from Ad miral Kempff, dated Clio Foo, June 23, to the effect that our marines under Major Waller, together with 400 Rus sians, have had an engagement with the Chinese army near Tien Tsln. They could not break through the Chinese lines, A force numbering 2,000, the ad miral reports, Is now ready to make an other attempt. The- news Is most serious, for It adds to the belief that the regular Chinese troops are bombarding Tien Tsln and this means open war. The dispatch shows that the opposing forces mustl be either In overwhelming numbers or that It Is a well organized body. Either horn of the dllema points to the presence of Imperial troops. Said an official of the state depart ment this mnrnlnir! "It la mnt n singular circumstance that out of 40 or ou aispatcnes received rrom China we have not been able to learn whether It is tho ronrpspntntlvA trnnnn nt Phlnn or a rabble of bigots, calling themselves iioxers, that we have to light. After all these days no one has sent an ln tellltrent dlanatch on thla nnlnt. tlir. nn most important, from our standpoint." NOTIFY PRESIDENT. Personnel of Committee That Will Come to Canton For That Purpose. Philadelphia, June 22. The committee to notify the president was appointed as follows, Senator Lodgo being made chairman: Alabama, P. D. Baker. Arkansas, Charles E. Green. California, W. M. Garland. Colorado, D. H. Moffatt. Connecticut, L. R. Pllnpton. Delaware, I. F. AUIee. Florida, Joseph E. Lee. Georgia, W. A. Pledger. Idaho, W. B. Heyburn. Illinois, Frank O. Lowden. Indiana, John D. Wildman. Iowa, C. E. Albrook. Kansas, W. G. Holt. Ken tucky, E. F. Franks. Louisiana, Jules Godachaus. Maine, Walnwrlght Cush Ing. Maryland, William F. Alrey. Mas sachusetts, F. E. Huntress. Michigan, Frank J. Hecker. Minnesota, Raw W. Jones. Mississippi, Samuel P. Hurst. Missouri, John B. Owens. Montana, David E. Folson. Nebraska, O. A. Ab bott. Nevada, R. L. Fulton. New Hampshire, Frederick A. Palmer. New Jersey, Leslie D. Ward. New York, Frank S. Wltherbee. North Carolina, W. A. Lombley. North Dakota, Fred erick Lentz. Ohio, J. G. V. Butler, Jr. Oregon, Henry E. Ankeny. Pennsyl vania, L. C. Magee. Rhode Island, Jos. C. Fletcher. South Carolina, E. H. Deas. South Dakotn, C. B. Collins. Tennessee, George D. Tillman. Texas, J. G. Lowden. Utah, Thomas Kearns. Vermont, W. N. Piatt. Virginia, J. Hampton Hoge. Washington, Levi An keny. West Virginia, W. W. Monroe. Wisconsin, Walter Alexander. Wyom ing, C. D. Clark. Alaska, W. D. Grant Arizona, John W. Dorrlngton. Indian Territory, P. L. Soper. New Mexico, W. A. Otera. Oklahoma, W. J. French. jjistrict or uoiumma, w. C. Chase. Hawaii, S. Parker. GENERAL BEATTY Says That Two Frauds, Civil and Military, Were Nominated. Columbus, June 23. General John A. Beatty, prominent Republican, as well as a most successful banker, has made a most forcible expression of his opin ion of the Republican national platform and nominees. "What do I think of the platform?" he said. "I think It Is made ud of a lot of bald assumption, a sprinkling of nypocrlsy and a good many falsehoods. "I hope that the ticket will be de feated. I will not vote the ticket. Mc- Klnley Is a civil fraud and Roosevelt Is a military fraud, and the ticket de serves to be beaten. I don't know that I shall vote for the other fellow, for it does not strike me that I am compelled to choose even the lesser of tho two evils, but I must In fairness say that my opinion of Bryan grows more and more favorable . He Is beyond doubt sincere and he Is certainly near to the people. On the other hand, McKlnley Is tne rich men's man, not a people's man. "Hanna was the ruler the high cock alorumof the convention. Now In fact, Hanna Is an illiterate ass, a po litical blunderer. "He simply gets what he buys rather what the manufacturers buy for him. They furnish the money and he spends It. The Philadelphia convention Is al most wholly a convention of ofllce hold ers and office seekers all willing to get down on their knees for place. They are simply looking for ofllce and Its emoluments, not to the Interests of the people." "What Is your opinion of the platform declaration as to the foreign achieve ments and policy of the administra tion?" was asked. "It is a lie. If we had an Englishman In John Hay's place he could not and would not have played more Into the hands of England. I believe that his son was sent to Pretoria to act as a Bpy In England's behalf and that Macrum lost his position because he would not serve as a spy. He Is too decent a man to serve In that capacity. The other declarations as to our foreign achieve ments and policy are mere buncombe and misrepresentation." IN FESTIVE ATTIRE. Oberlin is Receiving and En tertaining Many Guests. Oberlin, O., June 23. Oberlin Is In fes tive dress today, receiving her many guests, who are coming to attend tho college commencement exercises. The business houses aro elaborately deco rated and on quiet residence streets bunting covers piazza railings and wln dowsllls. The large tent Is decorated Inside with flags ot college classes of the past, the tent poles are wrapped In the college colors, and the speakers' stand Is banked with palms and ferns. The seats of tho tent are arranged In amphitheatre style. NOT A HARD MATTER. German Editor Says McKinley Ought to Be Beaten With Ease. Indianapolis, June 23. The German Telegraph, of this city, which voices the German Democracy of Indiana, has this to say of McKlnley's renomlnatlon: "The lack of strength of purpose and character of which McKlnley was ac cused before his election In 1S96, has been amply proved during the three years of his administration. He Is a weaklng, who has presented to the country the shameful spectacle of a president without presidential power: a president who subjected the Interests of the people to the tender mercies of one of the smoothest and most con scienceless wire pullers the country has ever been cursed with Boss Hanna. Hannalsm has damaged McKlnley's popularity to such an extent that he Is today the weakest man of his party. McKlnley Is a worthy representative of the destructive policy of imperialism, the robber trusts, and Is a devoted slave of capital and its masters. " To beat McKlnley should not be a hard matter for a well organ ized Democracy. There Is only one breaker ahead the 16 to 1 question In the platform of 1896. Let this point be eliminated and there will be no doubt of the glorious victory of Democracy In November next. Back to tho Bottom of tho Nine. Carrollton Republican-Standard: Tho Sallnevllle base ball club came over Friday and In an uninteresting game of seven Innings was defeated by tho home team by a score of 51 to 1. The only re deeming feature of the game was the work ot McDowell, the delivery end of the Carrollton battery, who struck out 20 men In seven Innings, never giving the Sallnevllle boys a bit. . WILL RECKON WITH HANNA. Prominent Republican Organ Discusses Naming of Cox. A BAKGAIN WITH HANNA. That 1 Wliy Ue Wa. Selected Against tho Wishes of the Itespectable Mem bers of tlib Party In Ohio. Toledo, June 22. The Blade, tho lead ing Republican paper of northwestern Ohio, published a two-column picture of Geo. B. Cox on Us editorial page, and under the picture appears the follow ing inscription: "George B. Cox, the Cincinnati boss." In connection with the picture and Mr. Cox, the Blade says: "Yesterday the Ohio delegation to the national Republican convention named George B. Cox as memberoCthe national committee from this state for tour years. The vote Btood 29 for Cox and 17 against him. This action was taken by the majority of the delegates to fulfill apromlse said to have been made by Hanna to Cox In return for the lat ter handing over the votes of the Hamilton county delegation In the last convention to secure the nomination of Governor Nash. One newspaper cor respondentt elegraphs to his paper that Cox's election was accomplished with ease. As a matter of fact It was practi cally a ratification ot the choice of the party leaders of the Btate. HANNA'S BARGAIN. "This is entirely too mild a statement of the case. It was simply the carry ing out of a corrupt bargain made by Senator Hanna In defiance of the will of the best element of Republican voters in Ohio. Here we have a very clear Illustration of the evil of the boss methods In politics. The position of national committeemen from the great common wealth of Ohio Is a high honor. The man chosen should be one who has the respect and confidence of the party. Cox has neither. He Is a political thug, a man who has made-politics a business, his means of livelihood. His name is a stench In the nostrils of every decent, self-respecting voter In the state of Ohio. Mr. Hanna has made a colossal blunder In forcing the Republican party of Ohio to pay his Individual political debts. The voters of that party in Ohio will have none of Cox in their party affairs, and Mr. Hanna should know It. His long domination of Hamilton county Is a disgrace which they keenly resent. They look forward to a day of reckoning and It Is coming. THE JOLTING Site Received En Route to The Hospital Cured Her Of Appendicitis. Cleveland, June 22. Cleveland's rough pavements have proved better than the skill of a surgeon, In a second case. Mrs. O. P. Clay was a victim of appen dicitis. During the early stages of her Illness It was hoped that she might be spared from the operating table. Her condition became more serious with time and her attending physician, Dr. George D. Upson, finally concluded that an operation would be necessary. The patient was made as comfortable as possible In an ambulance and taken to a hospital. On arriving there Dr. Upson noted a lemaikable change of some kind In his patient. He could not account for It, and made an examina tion. Then Dr. Upson announced, to the great surprise of all, that the opctatlon need not be performed. Mrs. Clay, he said, would soon be perfectly well. The Jolting the patient hud received In being moved to the hospital had Jarred out the obstruction In the appendix. BROUGHT TO TIME. One Trust That Will Have To Figure the Thing All Over Again. Columbus, June 22. One trust has , been brought to time In this state. It will be remembered that State Secre tary Kinney refused a charter to the American bridge trust because of a pro vision that would hae enabled the trust to purchase and manipulate the stocks of other companies. In accordance with an opinion rendered by Attorney Gen eral Sheets sustaining State Secretary Kinney, the bridge trust has amended Its application for a charter in Ohio by striking out the trust feature, which would have enabled the trust to absorb Ohio bridge companies, and a charter will Issue. Mark Hanna's coal trust, known as the Pittsburg Coal Co., which sought admission Into Ohio with exactly the same grab-net In Its application for charter, and which was rejected by State Secretary Kinney, has not yet conformed to the ruling of the secreta ry of state and attorney general. As any trust with which Senator Hanna Is Identified Is probably "a good trust," within the meaning of the Republican party's classification of trusts, It Is ex pected that Hanna's coal trust will commence mandamus proceedings against Secretary Kinney, in which event Attorney General Sheets will probably receive a letter from Senator Hana advising him that "no man In public office owes the public anything," A HARD FIGHT. John Sherman Thinks the Re publicans Haven't An Easy Thing. Mansfield, O., June 23. Ex-Secretarv Sherman, In a conversation with friends expressed himself as being well pleased with the nomination of Gov. Roosevolt for the vice presidency, although he said there will be a hard flght ahead wltU W. J. Brymn la the flekl. 9 1 -l il It Ib't, o I -.. A- 3- ,A.Hj&Lfc2L'4 J . v fc&v&?; , 28hS& : fiS-jM tfc.vl.fafesfaw trttaafrfoA-tff ' i5.,j.