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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1898.
NEWS AND COMMENT.
WAR SEWS SUMMaKY.
Frlilay, Aug. 5.
Another landing place in Porto
Rico was seized, this time at the
northeastern corner of the island.
Marines landed from the Puritan,
the Aniphitrite and the Montgomery
at Cape Ban Juan, near Fajardo, and
seized the lighthouse, running up
the American flag. No resistance
was offered, and it is believed that
the Spaniards have abandoned the
Fajardo battery. An Associated
Press dispatch frays several other
lighthouses in the eastern part of
the island have been seized.
A Madrid cable says the Spanish
Government has ordered the Minis
ter of War not to offer such resis
tance to the American forceB in
Porto Rico as would involve unnec
essary loss of life. The capture of
the island is looked upon as inevita
ble, and Capt. Gen. Macias is said
to have been instructed to obtain
terms like those granted to Gen
Saturday, Aug. (1.
A dispatch from Guayama, Porto
Rico, says: "After a sharp skirm
isli with MX) Spaniards, in which
three Americans were wounded, the
town of Guayama, the principal
point on the southeastern coast of
Porto Rico, was captured by Gen
eral Haines to-day. Our men had
to fight their way through Spanish
bullets in order to get into the town
and they were forced to repel an at
tacK maae oy tne Spaniards soon
after the town had fallen. This
they did with marked success and
the Stars and Stripes now float over
another American possession."
The Merritt-Chapinan Wrecking
company has informed the navy de
partment that the wreckers have
succeeded in floating the npanish
cruiser Maria Teresa and are about
to start her under her own steam to
Health Conditions at San
tiago Not Good.
CAPTAIN CLARK BROKEN DOWN.
A Heavy Engagement Between the Americans and
Spaniards on Sunday, July 31.
Th Coinrfmmler of the Oregon Has Keen
Invalided and Will Ileturn Home
Transports Leave San FranclHCu fur
Honolulu and Manila.
Washington. Auir. 6. The War
Department has ordered the larite
tleet of transports at Ponce to pro
ceed to Santiago, there to join with
tne trausports already at Santiago in
bringing Gen. Shifter's army back
to this country. There are ten large
transports in the fleet at Ponce, some
of them, like the Mobile, having a
capacity of 1,000 men. In all they
have a capacity of fl.ulo men. This,
with the capacity of the ships al
ready t Santiago, will give a carry
lug strength or over 12.000 men at i
trip. In addition i the transports
announced by the War Department
yesterday as being ready at banti
ago, it now appears that the Orizaba,
capacity (o0 men, is also available
1 he 1 ale will also be brought into
this service in the course of a week
or ten days. At present she is to be
utilized in taking Gen. Fred Gant's
brigade to Porto Rico, after which
6he will return by way of Santiago
and take on a load of Shatter s men
Th press dispatches from Santi
ago saving that tne troops were
greatly elated on the prospect of be
ginning the homeward move to-day
are accepted with satisfaction by the
war officials here. They say that
the embarkation lias already begun
and that the Louisiana, which left
day before yesterday with cavalry
on board, is now well on her way
STEPS TOWAKD PE.VCK.
r Sunday, An if. 7.
A Madrid dispatch says the Amer
icuns have captured the village of
Fajardo, near Cape San Juan, in
Eastern Porto Rico. The same dis
patch also says that seventeen
Spaniards were killed when the
Americans took Guyaina, near the
The inhabitants of Cardenas hnve
sent word to Lieut. Newcomb, of the
gunboat Hudson, that they will not
resist an effort of the Americans to
take the place. The Spanish troops
have been nearly all withdrawn, and
sent to Havana. The 3,000 who
were left have abandoned the place
and gone to the Interior In search of
Monday, Aug. 8.
Capt. C. J). Sigsbee, formerly com
mander of the battleship Maine, has
been assigned to the battleship
Texas, the time for the retirement
of Cnpt. Phillip being at hand. The
St. Paul, which Capt. Sigsbee has
commanded during the war, will be
returned to the American line, as
will the St. Louis. Capt. Goodrich,
of the St. Louis, will be assigned to
the protected cruiser Newark.
Assistant Surgeon Edward L
Munson has made a detailed report
of the hosnital condition during the
Santiago campaign, his entire re
port placing the blame upon Ma
Geh. Shafter and the Quartermaster
Department. Medical supplies were
ample, but the ships conveying
them were anchored miles out at
Boa for a. week, even a,fter-a battle
had occurred.' No tents were landed,
and even after a boat..was obtained
t.n h used for laudinir them it was
taken away by Gen. Shatter's orders
Nor were provisions made for con
veying the hospital material to the
proper place, even after it had been
brought ashore. The conduct of the
Red Cross is also criticized.
Three transports sailed from San
tiago with soldiers destined for
Montauk Point, L. I.
How tin Two Nations Will Proceed
Washington, Aug. fi. Major
Morrison, Judge Advocate General
of the army, summarizes as follows
the steps to be taken in the peace
negotiations between Spain and tho
l imed (States:
First The President and the Gov
ernment at Madrid will agree on an
armistice for the cessation of hostili
Second This agreement to bus
pend war pending the drafting of
the treaty will be communicated by
both Governments to their armies in
the field as speedily as possible.
Third Until the commanding
Generals are officially notified they
will proceed according to their
Fourth The united States can
continue to send troops to Porto
Rico or Santiago. An armistice ter
mi nates aggressive warfare, but
does not prevent either party send
mg trops to the territory already
occupied by its armies.
Firth The blocKade or Havau
need not necessarily be raised.
Sixth As to Manila, the term
precedent require that the United
States occupy the city ana bay and
the armistice will be followed at
ouce by an order from Madrid to al
low General Merritt s troops to oc
cupy the city.
TuendrtT. Aug. !.
At the suggestion of Gen. Miles
orders have been issued stopping all
troops from embarking for Porto
mm. The General already has
enough troops on hand to engage in
the cake walk through the island.
Moproturv Lonor has come to the
defense of Admiral Sampson by giv
ine him unstinted praise and declar
ing the numerous criticisms against
him to be most unjust.
l r is said to ; be the intention of
Secretary of State Day to retire
from public otllce immediately after
the restoration of peace, ana aevote
i,i,,.a.if t. the practice bf law in
in it tain He will probably be one of
THE ATTACK MADE IS THE MIDST OF A IIAUIXM TITHOON.
Arrival of the Thl-cl Expedition Maddeuo the Enemy, and Tliey Delei mined to
Give Kattle Hi-fore Camp Dewey Was Reinforced The llrave American
Never Flickered, but Stood Their Ground I'ndera Withering Fire Our
I.o, 10 Killed and Forty-Eight Wounded.
Sam Holding Gets the Cir
MIGHT, GMHKY, GKAMiEKY, LATTA
And TlioniHH Elected to the County Otltoen
The Election Tunned Oil' Ouletly and
in Good Order.
Washington, Aug. Ollicial dispatches from Gpn. Merritt were received at
the War Department to-day, tellitiR of a heavy engagement betweeti the Ameri
cans and Spaniards at Malate, a suburb of Manila, in which he reports 10 Ameri
cana killed and 4N wounded, while the Spanish loss is said to be very heavy, lie
also reports that Hie third expedition under MacArtlmr arrived July :;l.
Details of the Engagement.
Nkw Yokk, Auk-!' A cablegram from Manila Hay, August 4, via Hong
Kong, August it, to the Evening World gives the following particulars of the
fighting ntar Malate on July 31:
Gen. Greene's force, numbering 3,000, had been advancing and entrenching.
The arrival of the third expedition tilled the Spaniards with rage and they de
termined to give battle before Camp Dewey could be reinforced. The trenches
extended from the beach, 300 yards to the left flank of the Insurgents.
Sunday wa. the Insurgent feast day, and their left Hank withdrew, leaving
the American right Hank exposed.
Companies A and E.of the Tenth Pennsylvania, and Utah battery were or
dered to reinforce the right flank.
In the midst of a raging typhoon, with a tremendous downpour of rata, the
enemy's forces, estimated at 3,000 men, attempted to surprise the camp. Our
pickets were driven in and Hie trenches assaulted. The brave Pennsylvania
men never flinched, but stood their ground under a withering (ire. The alarm
spread and the First California Regiment with two companies of the Third Ar
tillery, who light with rifles, were sent up to reinforce the 1'eimsylvanians.
The enemy were on top of the trenches when these reinforcements arrived,
and never w as the discipline of the regulars better demonstrated than by the
work of the Third Artillery under Capt. O'Hara. Nothing could be seen but
flashes of Mauser rifles. Men ran right up to the attacking Spaniards and mowed
them down w'th regular volleys.
The I'tah battery, under Capt. Young, covered itself with glory. The men
pulled their guns through mud axle deep. Two kuiis were sent around the
llank and poured in a destructive enfilading fire. The enemy was repulsed and
etreated in disorder. Our infantry had exhaused its ammunition and did not
follow the enemy.
On the nights of Aug. 1 and 2 the lighting was renewed, but the enemy had
been taught a lesson and made the attack at long range with artillery. Three
Americans were reported killed and two wounded.
The election Thursday of last week
was only partially and imperfectly
reported in our last issue, the re
turns not all being in at that time.
It wan an unique election in its
way, being perhaps less political
than any race ever run in Maury;
Democrats. Republicans and Popu
lists, mixing ut so indiscriminately
that it was sometimes hard to tell
"tother from which."
But if the party lines had been
drawn the fight coulu not have been
any harder. From Monday morn
ing at early dawn until Thursday
when the polls closed, there was ii"
let up. Monday the crowd was in
Columbia from everywhere, and
each and every free American citi
zen was isouuding the praises of bis
man. This was done to influence
public sentiment, and had its effect.
But bo evenly were some of the can
didates matched, that no special
boom could be made to materialize;
and though other withdrawals were
talked of. every man stood the lire
except Mr. Crowe, who quit th
sheriffs race. Thi it was believed
would strengthen Wpbb, and doubt
less did, but not sufficient to over
take Hight, who was the acknowl
edged leader in the race.
Monday's talk, it is generally be
lieved, helped Thomas several hun
dred votes, and reduced Wiley's
strength that much; there being a
disposition among the Democrats to
settle upon the strong '.man to de
feat Fariss, because of his politics.
The opposition to Granbery, who
had been quite assertive in the be
ginning, realized Monday that tln-y
were "kicking against the pricks;''
and the fight from then on was for
second place. This resulted in an ex
ceedingly close finish between
Messrs. 'Dobbins and McKennon,
Mr. Dobbins leading by only eleven
votes. It is understood that Mr.
Royal make the food pure,
wholesome and dellciou.
ROYAL liAxlNQ pOWPFR CO., HTW VORK.
OFFICIAL TABULATED VOTE
Of Maury County as Polled at the Various Voting JVaces of Maury County at the
Election Held August iSgS.
COlTNtY cor RT
CAPTAIN CI. IKK KltOKKX DOWN.
Comtn iiKler of tlie Orif Ordered Homo
Washington, Aug. 0 Capt.
Charles E. Clark, commanding tne
battle-ship Oregon, lias oeen con
demned by a board of medical sur
vey, and will De sent noma iron
Guantanamo, Cuba, on the next
vessel that starts North. This an
nouncement was cabled to the 2f avy
Department by . Admiral Sampson,
and, r although . not wholly unex
pected, It was a great shock .to the
: For some days it has been known
that the; strain of overwork inci
dental to the memorable voyage of
his peerless ship around Cape Horn
and the arduous iour of watch duty
off .Santiago, culminating- in the
magnificent dash pat the other battle-ships
when Admiral Cervera at
tempted ' to escape, had 'seriousjy
affected Captain Clark's physical
streugth, and that he was on the
verge of breaking dowu.
Ouly a few weeks ago his responsi
bilities were . augmented by the
selection of the Oregon as Commo
dore Watson's flagship, and orders
were issued appointing Captain
Clark chief of staff. The additional
duties imposed by this assignment
were of an exhausting and worrying
character, and they told quickly up
on him. Naval officer fear that
Captain Clark's active career is end
ed, although lr rare instances a
period of rest has resulted in the
complete recuperation of officers un
der somewhat similar circum
KOlt HONOLl'M' AND MANILA. -
Transport Leave Sn Krmiclsfo Othtr
to i Till Week. ,
San Fkancisoo, Cal., Aug. 6.
The transport steamer Lakme uud
Charles O. Nelsou. beating five com
panies of the First New York Volun
teers and the Second United States
Volunteer Engineers, sailed for
The ship Tacoma, transporting
honses ana mules to the Philip
pines, als sailed for Manila to-day.
Hurricane Switch .
Court House . .
r ram's Warehouse.
M t. Pleasant
t'ollier's Mill.'... ...
Hauta Ki .
Gravi'l Hill ;
. 112 i
Dobbins w'U hr n cmididite again
two years lienco for this office; and
if be'is the prediction is made that
it will take a fast i miner to throw
dust in hi fi''
Hut. ir-nera'ly speakinir, there wa
more interest, and certainly more
feeling in I he .lud;'1' race, than any .
Not only because Mr. Holding wis- -the
Democratic nominee, and the
only nominee running, but because
of the unfai', untrue, malicious and
vindictive c iinpaign methods usetf
nirainst him. These method had
the effect to arouse bis lriemt a
well as his enemies, and to awakw
them from the lethargy of theirover
confldence. And it is well they did
awake, for, as the result shows, they
had a small margin left.
In this district the Sfcret ballot
commendt-d itself to till thoughtful
men and lovers of fair elections. It
demonstrated lhat the bribe, gjver
and brine taker wne check-tmitetl
in their game, and that their nefar
ious praeth'ts could not prevail. It
demonstrnt d also that an election .
can he held in peace, quiet and good
order. It is a good law, as almost
everybody admits, and should be
extended to tliecountrv at large.
Klsewliere is an official table alwrw
ingthe remit by districts in this
county, and also giving under separ
ate head the vote for Judge in the
other counties, and Mr. Holding's
majority in the circuit.
A WAKM "Wi'lKIALISI."
Irellt'ii! MtKliiley IMvelopa I Into Ore
ly the War.
New York, Aug. 7. According"--to
a close personal friend of Mr. Mc
Kinley and a man in high official
station in Washington, these. tre
the president's view as to the ulti
mate results of t he war: Porto Rico
to become a possession of the United
States; Cuba to lie undr a protec
torate, with a view to ultimate an
nexation; M.mila and the island of
Luxou to piiss into the control of the;
I'nited States, as Hong Kong is t-
tier the control of EnglanU.; one of
the Ladrone islands to he annvd Jo
to the Unitt d Stater-.
So far us Porto Rico and the la
droneB are concerned, it N tol ited
outthut the programme is fulfilled
by the terms of peace with Spain.
The same term prepare the w;iy for
the execution of the relil'iiliili r.
President McKinley's fi iend say
i lie has hi com an cni h n.-ia-i ie "im
perialist" suo'' the war began, and
that lie hue no fear of tho 1'eMill o
the extension of territory.
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UIDUiTS (IF TIIK IIEVIIU lKiN.
T.i'Te HUf Only Seven .Now
There are only K'UMi living wiiWK-'
of the revolutioiiiiry war, lio iinv
pensions from Hie I'nitcil staler, guvi-ni-nient.
The oldest of these Indie is u Tentn.s
ere woniHti. Nmiey Alilrieh. relict of
t.'aleli A 1 1 1 ich, who saw aeitinl service
in the revolution She is well presj.rv
ed, of j;ooil hi all Ii, anil of exactly the
same ae as th-j contury.
The a!oe niui.id larly was for a 'fcnft..
time a tfiiii iu of Michigan, hut now
li es 'u miii l'ra iieis'.'o.
She inmie Bpplh'ath:!! for pcMis.ii ir
lsTI, at which tune she whs HI yvf of
age, and residing it) Williamson t'outr
ty, Tenn. 1'lT iieusion was allowed for
the actual service of her husband as a
private in t'not. YonH's coionanv of
.Tennessee iiiiIiiih, for a period of isj
The widow s maiden name was Nancy
(Continued to fourth I'ae.)
ItKCAPITlf LATION. The largest votecast for any oilice waa 5,('i7, for Sheriff. Holding's majority over Fussell is
725; Emory's majority over Worley, CM ; Thomas' majority over I'miss, l.ttiG; Latta's majority over Jones, !i7H; Right's
majority over Wi'bb, 277; (iranbery's majority over Dobbins, 2,715, and his plurality over both his opponents, 1,771.
VOTK lN .Tlfi: jyMClAL CIRCU-IT. Holding's majority in Maury, 725; Holding's majority in (iiles, 3i0; Holding's
majority in Lewis,') total 1,120, Fussell'rj majority in Way n G"55; Fussell's majority in Hardin, (4; Fussell's majority in
Lawrence, 135 total, SG4. Holding's majority in the Circuit, 25.
CoustaMt'S ntM Commissioners.
The following were elected consta
bles aud school commissioners in
the various districts in the couuty :
l-J.-.l. Kelly. .
2- Stantill. '
3- Harrls. ' ' 1
4- Joe tiihson. ,
'o D. S. Hancock. ' .'
7 J. W. (lilmore.
(-N. K: Dew. ,
VWf A.,YooS, Kugeuo Locbridge.
10 W. K. Gray. -
11 Xick Swan. '
12 Will Wiltshire.
1.5-r-Mike Hagan. '
lrt T. '.-Lnnn.
17-11. F. Alderson.
l'.t J. C. tioaJ.
21 -W. F.. Cooper.
24 C. M.Jones.
25 Albert Ring.
DIS. SCHOOL COMMISSION KKS.
1 W. M. Byrd, F. B. Ladd, J.H. Priest.
2 Notxraas, Delk, Floyd.
3 J. II. Uardison, Sewell, (iray.
4 White, Gilliam, Davidson.
5 C. C Denton, R. W. Thomas, J.H.
6 Jim Holt, W. H. Codiran, J. A.
7 J. W. Matthews, A. H. M. Walker, J.
8 Brown, Gidcomb, Dow.'
V Sims Latta, Jno. M. Bums, AV. 1.
lo W. W. Stephenson, Kd .Hill, Jim
U-W. W. Scott, Will Scrlbner, W. K.
12- S. II. Irwin, J. M. Djoley, T. C.
13 J. B. Granbery, Alex Oir, Kendel.
13 J. W. Cecil, W. L. English, J.
14 Jasper Carragan, Thos. Foster,
15 Geo. Sanders, II. Nicholson, J. X.
I io ,
17 R. 1. Pigg, J. G. Anderson, Thos.
Pi Allen, Pigg, Church,
lit C. II. McKay, G. W. MaUon, J. C.
2n-T. S. Harbison, T. G. Hughes, J. A.
21 J. R. Tankersley, G. G. Daimwood,
22- J. W. Allen, C. P. Rush, Joe Parham.
23- W. J. Derryberry, Will Rogers, Jim
24 G. L. Hunter, C. M. Jones, (J. W.
2V-S. A. Stephens, J. M. Crowe, Wm.
My littio hr.y b;t;i30'.it v. :'.Uan itchin," r i4u
ltj:.rl tliroe tlortor and n:cJ!( nl cil'..'-o Bit'
he 1; ,' pt"'-'H' v.w-e. Thrre teat n t out
tj:t :rt'.TJhffticn k.trd.di h.tJyuAcfirtal.
l '.ivzs oao masfof sores, aid thoircr.cli Tn
fr""!i T-. l. In rtn.orinj; t:io tavUi-s t: cjr
vo--.!.l . .!!) the h!awubtlicDi, an I ll o ytur
ih ". '.' tircanu 'Tj Uuar: l,:ca!:::-f ..I'l'r
tLv Second !).-: ictioa ff t'L'Tlci'KA f.i.nt
m?n:) lur siijus of irtmrtmrnt, btI tho
gnr3 to dry up. II ts f!;.a ec'c 1 11 t 'vntjr
tinifs, hit noT he is ent.nly cj.ti .
P.Jlli' WATT AM . 4T-8 Cnik at., Chicagi', t'l.
Crrn.T C' ntTrT-tr"l FrT I'rT It'n,
nti i t i,i Win l'o w ill C'ir"'rnx
4l', f'-rit I .-villi nn.Ot.flt Ttlil C'LliC'IVA
1 11-1.1 of tip. ,;iCI t n r0-
PoM lhro,ih"M. I"nit trro atpChc.
Cum'.,l,.i't,k.,ijait'n. linwucuic litLjllujiiMt,iM
A Wonderful Dlkcovery.
The lift iiuuvter of a century revordt
many wonderful discoveries in iwdi."';;,
hut none that have acciniipliphwl more (or
liiiiiiiiniiy tlimi tliat merlin old lioimt-Wft
remedy, bruwns'lnm bitlem. it smu U
contaiu the very elements of gnod hfuhl .
Hud neitiier luan, woman or child can t i
it witliout deriving the prentest lifet:.
ilrowus'IroD Titteri i soW by all deap.
the peace commissioners.