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Decisive Blow Will Be Struck By
Otis and Dewey.
PREPARATION UNDER WAY
Rebels Will Be Driven From the
Jungles and Crushed.
A Washington special says: There
is some reason to expect important
news from Manila within the next
fortnight. It has developed that Gen.
Otis has practically completed his
plans for a grand onslaught on the in¬
surgents, which is expected to deprive
them of offensive power at least.
It is probable that he will form a
large part of his force into
as soon as his reinforcements are all
at hand, and will push these in paral¬
lel lines straight through the jungles,
clearing out the insurgents in every
direction as the troops go forward.
Forty-one thousand officers and
men of the combined army and navy
forces comprise the approximate total
American strength now at or en route
to and under order for service in the
Philippine islands. No further rein¬
forcements are now in contemplation.
The forces of the two -services already
stationed in and about the archipelago
consists of twenty regiments of infan¬
try, one engineer battalion, seven
troops of cavalry and eleven batteries
of artillery, an aggregate of about .24,-
500 men. Nineteen vessels, with an
aggregate of 297 officers, 2,990 men
and 253 marines, make up the naval
contingent. This is exclusive of the
transport Solace, witl^l62 officers and
men all told, which is constantly pass¬
ing back and forth from Manila.
There are about 4,800 reinforcements
on the way to Manila, making as rapid
progress as possible, aud there are
nearly 7,500 men in the force under
orders to proceed to the Philippines.
The following ships are now at Ma¬
nila or Hong Kong under the com¬
mand of Admiral Dewey:
Baltimore, Bennington, Boston,
Buffalo, Callao, Charleston, Concord,
Ca%oa, Don Juan de Ausiria, Helena,
TsS* de Luzon, Isla de Cuba, Manila,
Manadnock, Monocaey, Monterey,
Olympia, Petrel and Yorktown.
Those vessels carry 297 officers,
29,90.0 sailors and 253 marines.
transport remain at
Jaamia. The Castiue and Princeton
are now < a their way through the Red
Sea* to join Admiral Dewey, and the
■Oregon aud her attendant vessel, (lie
Iris, are traveling through the Pacific
to the same destination. These ves¬
sels will add to (he naval forces at
Mauila 59 officers, 739 men and 84
marines. The captured ships Don
Juan de Austria, Isla de Luzon aud
isla de Cuba, are not available for im¬
mediate service as they are in need of
repairs. The Solace has taken out a
number of recruits and with these tha
fsla de Luzon will be manned. The
Wheeling will join the Manila fleet
but t3 nod to be counted as being
available in the immediate future.
Tteiiiforcements Ih: Route.
Reinforcements for the Philippine*
5ww on the way aggregate iu the neigh¬
borhood of 4,800 men, all told. These
sure made up of three general expedi¬
tions as follows:
The transport Grant, with General
Lawton and staff, with a total of 42 of¬
ficers and 716 men, including one bat¬
talion of the Seventeenth infantry reg¬
iment and four companies of the
Fourth infantry. This expedition
sailed from New York January 19th.
The transport Sherman, Colonel J.
BL Page, commanding, carrying a to¬
tal of 34 officers and 1,702 men, in¬
cluding the entire Third regiment and
• battalion of the Seventeenth infantry
The Sherman sailed from New York
February 3. The transport Sheridan,
under command of Lieutenant Colonel
J, H. Smith, of the Twelfth infantry,
carries all of the Twelfth and a battal¬
ion of the Seventeenth infantry, mak¬
ing a total of 57 officers and 1,796
men. Besides these three. Roanoke
with a fair sized detachment of re¬
cruits for the various regiments already
in the archipelago, has gotten a good
start on the way to Manila and tho
transport Valencia sailed from San
Francisco last Sunday for Manila, via
Honolulu, with 150 recruits for tha in¬
fantry, artillery and hospital corps.
TROUBLE IN SANTIAGO
Over Order To Hold Public Expendi¬
tures Down To $10,000 a Month.
A dispath from Santiago says: Be¬
tween 2,000 and 3,000 men have been
suddenly thrown o’.it of work in the
province of Santiago and over 709 in
the immediate neighborhood of the
city. Although Governor General
Brooke has wired $30,000„ required
for the February payrolls, there is still
• deficit of nearly $20,000, and the
orders from Havana still hold good
limiting the expenditure during the
month of March for the entire province
to $10,000. The effect of this order
it simply paralyzing.
General Makes Public What He In¬
tended to Say In House.
A Washington special says: With
reference to his Attempt Saturday to
secure recognition for the purpose of
addressing the house, Qeneral Wheel¬
“Seeing there was nothing to be
done in the house, I asked unanimous
consent te speak for five myiutes. I
was not recognized, but Mr. Payne
was notified to move a receBS of five
minutes. I then asked that before that
motion was put that I be permitted to
address the house for three minutes.
I am confident no member of the house
would have objected. What I intend¬
ed to say was as follows:
“No one revers the constitution more
than myself and I could not be induced
to advocate a construction contrary to
the intent of its framers.
S C When I received the appointment
as major general of volunteers last
May I was requested by persons whose
desires I could n.-'c disregard not to
resign my seat in congress. I found
that during the present congress thir¬
ty-three of its members had been ap¬
pointed to offices and that nene of
them had resigned their seats in con¬
gress. I examined the decisions and
precedents on the subject and found
that during the 110 years of the exist¬
ence of our government hundreds,and
possibly thousands, of the members of
congress had accepted offices during
their terms and that none of them
holding temporary offices like mine
had ever been unseated. I found
that the decisions of the courts,
even including four of the decisions
quoted by General Henderson in his
report, to make the ground that the
inhibitions found in the constitution
with regard to officers referred to
offices of a permanent character and
nof of a temporary character. I also
found that the attorney general of the
United States had rendered an elabor¬
ate opinion on the subject. He took
precisely - the ground and held
that an office in the volunteers was
not such an office as w r as inhibited by
the constitution. I was anxious for
the matter to be brought up in the
house aud fully discussed, so that de¬
cision would be in the harmony with
the spirit of the constitution.”
NEW LAWS ENACTED
During Closing Week of the Fifty
The most important laws enacted by
congress during the last week of the
session were the army reorgaq>jjg t-i oil
bill, the navy.bill, the bill
of laws for Alaska,the
omnibus claims bill and -numerous im¬
portant public building bills.
The project for the construction of
a canal across the isthmus at Nicara¬
gua made progress to the extent that a
provision was attached to the river and
harbor appropriation bill providing
for a very important inquiry into the
The addition of a provision to the
army appropriation bill forbidding the
granting of property franchises in
Cuba was also an important legislative
Among the important projects which
failed to receive favorable attention in
the closing days were those providing
a Pacific cable, for a government armor
plant, for an anti-scalping law, for an
eight-hour law and for a government
The navy personnel bill completely
reorganizes the navy and is the con¬
summation of years of earnest effort
by the navy department. The origi¬
nal army bill was iirtended to meet the
same want for the army, supplied to
the navy by the personnel bill, but it
failed, and thepresentbill is considered
defective in that it is only a temporary
measure. It, however, increases the
army to 100,000 and provides for the
retention of this number until 1901.
The omnibus claims bill provides for
the settlement of several hundred
claims, some of which are almost a
hundred years old. The Alaskan code
met a long-felt want in supplying a
system of laws to the northwest ter¬
QUAY MAY QUIT.
Rumor Has It That He Will Withdraw
From the Fight.
There are rumors current in Har¬
risburg, Pa., that Senator Quay will
withdraw from the senatorial contest
and that Colonel George F. Huff, of
Greensburg, will be chosen his suc¬
Senator Quay’s managers ridicule
these reports and insist that under no
conditions will he withdraw.
FASHCDA TROUBLE SETTLED.
France Is Entitled to a Commercial
Outlet On the Nile.
The following semi-official note was
issued at Paris Tuesday evening:
“A satisfactory settlement between
France and Great Britain of the ques¬
tions arising out of the Fashoda inci¬
dent may be expected within a
fortnight. The delineation of the
respective territories has so far ad¬
vanced that the starting points and
general direction of the frontier has
already been arranged and Great
Britain has admitted that France is
entitled to a commercial outlet on tho
Delivers Opinion Favorable To
Southern Express Company
REGARDING THE WAR TAX.
Company’s Attitude Did Not Con¬
cern State of Georgia.
A Macon, Ga., special says: Judge
Emory Speer, of the United States
court, rendered his decision Tuesday
morning in the equity case of William
B. Dinsmore et al. vs-, the Southern
Express Company et al.
The bill upon which the decision
was tendered was brought by stock¬
holders in the Southern Express Com¬
pany against the company, and the
Georgia railroad commission with a
view of determining the right of the
Georgia commission to require the
payment of the revenue stamp attached
to bills of laden, receipts, etc., by the
Southern Express Company.
The plaintiffs in error were William
B. Dinsmore, C. Gray Dinsmore and
Dumont Clarke as executors of and
trustees under the will of William B.
Dinsmore, deceased, stockholder of
the Southern Express Company, and
their bill recited the facts as follows:
The Southern Express Company is
a Georgia corporation. They are its
shareholders to the amount of $50,000.
They are citizens of New York. The
railroad commission of Georgia, by
order* passed the 2d of August, 1898,
directed that the Southern Express
Company pay the war stamp tax on its
manifests and bills of lading required
by the act of congress of tfle 13th day
By the same order the Southern Ex¬
press company was directed to conform
therewith without making any demand
on shippers for the payment of the
tax, and to notify the commission of
its compliance in five days from that
date,, and in default thereof the penal¬
ties of the Georgia statutes were threat¬
The complainants desired that the
express company should refuse to pay
the tax, and have the question of its
liability settled by the courts and
formally requested the company to
tzke th is action. The company, how¬
ever, declined to comply with this
request, giving as the reason therefor
that it was advised not to subject itself
to the risk of incurring the severe
penalties imposed Ly tho state legisla¬
tion and which could be enforced by
the commission, as threatened, and for
the further reason that the charter and
franchises of the company might be
impaired by state action.
The bill was then filed against the
Southern Express Company, the rail¬
road commission of Georgia and its
members and the attorney general of
the state. The attorney general rep¬
resenting himself and the railroad
commission demurred to the bill, and
the cause was heard upon bill and de¬
After a full review of the case aud
interpretation of the bill Judge Speer
concluded his decision as follows:
“In view of these repeated declara¬
tions of the supreme court of the
United States, it is obligatory upon
(his court to enjoin the enforcement of
the order of the railroad commission,
oppressive to the Southern Express
company, and injurious to its stock¬
holders. This must be done in order
that the management of this business,
important to the public, may be ad¬
mitted to the judicial tribunals of the
state and of the United States upon
a footing of equity with other liti¬
gants. The averments of the bill,
taken with tho brief of counsel* as we
have said, at i resent do not call for a
construction of the act or final deter¬
mination of the liability of the defend¬
ant company or the shipper to pay it.
Upon this preliminary, hearing the de¬
cision will, therefore, be confined to
matters distinctly in issue. The pray¬
er for temporary injunction against
the express company will be denied,
and the railroad commission will be
enjoined conformably to the prayers
of the bill. It is not deemed neces
sary to enjoin the attorney general,
for it is presumed that this eminent
lawyer, who is the official head of the
bar of the state, will, without such in¬
junction, accord all appropriate re¬
spect to the decision of the court.”
PROTEST AGAINST INCREASE.
Knoxville Citizens Objected to Raising
Municipal Tax Rate.
A massmeeting of representative
Knoxville tax payers was held Tues¬
day afternoon to protest against the
passage of Senator James Taylor’s bill
increasing tho municipal tax rate from
$1.25 to $1.62?,.
The opposition to the proposed leg¬
islation came from the wealthiest and
best citizens, and was so powerful
that resolutions protesting against the
hill wero passed Ly uufcnimous vote.
Seuntor Taylor will withdraw the
hill from the Tennessee legislature.
He was present and explaiued his po¬
sition as being in the hope of advanc¬
ing the city’s fiuuncial condition.
TROOPS CLEARING A WAY.
Reb;l Attempt to Capture Waterworks
On Outskirts of Manila.
A Manila special says: A detach¬
ment of General Hale’s and General
Wheaton’s brigades were engaged for
two hours Tuesday morning clearing
the country in front of their lines on
both sides of the river, the enemy con
cencentrating with the apparent pur¬
pose of cutting off the garrison at the
The rebels bolted at the first sign of
the advance, but they separated into
small bodies and kept up a running
fire. By a series of rapid advances,
followed by flank movements, the en¬
emy was completely routed as far out
as Guadalupe on the right and almost
to Mariquina on the left.
The casualties reported are Captain
O’Brien, of company F, First Wyo¬
ming volunteers, and two men slightly
wounded. The rebel loss was heavy.
No rebels were visible at noon.
A later dispatch states that the reb¬
els are busily preparing their defenses
at various points, and -are most ag¬
gressive near San Pedro Macati, where
their sharpshooters maintain persist¬
ent annoyance. Scott’s battery on the
hilltop is the center of fire from both
sides of the river.
General Hale withdrew his outposts
from the left bank of the stream and
is now occupying his original position.
Further trouble is probable in the
vicinity of the waterworks when the
rebels rally, but it would be an almost
impossibility for them to interfere
with the water supply, owing to the
strength of our position. instructions
In accordance with to
the land and naval forces, a general
order was issued Tuesday directing
the United States troops to the specific
duty of furnishing full protection to
the lives and property of all German,
Austrian, Dutch, Italian and Portu¬
gese residents, aud, at the co-opera¬
tion of the resident German consul, to
give aid and assistance whenever
At 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon fahrenheit.
temperature was 84 degrees
GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATED
By “Bill Arp” and His Wife at Their
Home In Cartersville, Ga.
The golden nuptials of Major Charles
H. Smith (Bill Arp) and wife, cele¬
brated at their home, “The Shadows,”
at Cartersville, Or., Tuesday evening
was an event long to be remembered
in that little city. In many respects it
was a remarkable occasion. It was a
fitting opportunity for the people of
Cartersville to manifest their apprecia¬
tion of aud affectionate regard for
their distinguished citizen, w\fe and
The attendance of many friends
from abroad and the hundreds expres¬
sions of love and good wishes reaching
them by post furnish evidence of how
widely they are known and the estima¬
tion in which they are held in the pub¬
The presents were numerous and
from many quarters, and not a few
quaint in conceit. One was a picture
of John Anderson and wife, another a
gold wedding ring, another a 'pair of
yellow socks with blue toes, the last
pair knit by an old lady in North Car¬
olina who had knit 1,000 pairs for the
CONEESSED MURDERER INDICTED
Pendley and Bankston to Be Tried
For Killing Policeman Ponder.
An Atlanta dispatch says: Tuesday
the Fulton county grand jury indicted
John Pendley and George Bankston
jointly on three counts for the murder
of Officer Thomas J. Ponder in No¬
The indictments were found chiefly
upon the evidence of John Pendley,
whose signed confession of the crime
was published widely.
The first count charges both of the
men with the crime as principals.
The second count charges Pendley
•with the commission of the deed and
Bankston with being present, aiding
and abetting him. The third count
charges Bankston with shooting the
policeman and Pendley with aiding
and abetting him.
HAYWARD ELECTED SENATOR.
Ths Long Drawn Out Fight In Ne¬
braska Is Ended.
A Lincoln, Neb., special says: M. L.
Hayward, republican, was nominated
for United States senator in the re¬
publican cauaus Tuesday night. He
was elec'red in the joint session Wed¬
the reorganization bill
Reported In the Senate And MeetA
In tho senate Thursday, Mr. Haw¬
ley, of Connecticut, reported the army
Mr. Cockrell, of Missonri, made a
statement of the democrats of the mili¬
tary affairs committee, criticising tho
bill and presenting the counter propo¬
sition of the democrats.
J ho proposition of tho democrats is
to continue the present standing army
of the United States to a maximum of
62,000 men for two years and the en¬
listment of natives of the several islaiuls
to the number of 35,000 men.
The Caps Bastards. jl
Two of the most beautiful of the i
aer Cape bustards of South Africa
the Vaal and the Blue koorhaa
birds of splendid form and color!
good epually for sport or for the
ble. Another very beautiful bustf
is the Bush koorhaan, a denizen
bush and forest country, with its ’
table pinkish crest, its Intense bia
underplumage, and its handsomi
speckler black and rufour back. Tl
bird gets up most silently before, t
gnuuer, wavers through the trees ’
a flight not unlike that of a woodcot
and affords not only pretty shootic
but excellent eating.
The paauw itself may well be ten
ed the king of all the bustards, it a
tains a length of more than four fee
a wing spread of eight feet four i
ches, and a weight of as much as fifi
pounds. The weight depends, <
course, greatly upon the bird’s feedin,
from Average twenty-five well-fed specimens will seal
to thirty pounds. Bi¬
nt certain seasons this
bird feeds greedily upon the g Um es
uding from the thorny acacia, and put
on flesh and fat in a quite amazin
manner. In big locust years, too till
paauw gains flesh with great rapiditV
At such seasons well-fed male sneci
mens will Attain enormous b«k
fatness, and to be aru
are found ranginj
between thirty and forty pounds
many colonists say even as much
fifty or sixty pounds—in as
flesh of this splendid 3 eight iSf
icioue eating, gan 5
and a paauw is one oi
the greatest luxuries of the hunter’s
camp fire or the colonist’s table.-Sat
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The new United States naval station to be
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key to the situation when the Nicaraguan
cana 1 Is constructed. The key to good health
la ilostetter s Stomach Bitters, it guards tba
digestive organs from attacks of indigestion
biliousness and constipation, just the same ns
off the attacks new naval upon station this country at San by Juan foreign will war f ?
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