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Uncle Sam’s Marines Battle Day and
Night Under a Leaden Hail.
Second Expedition Leaves for Manila-—Another to Soon Occupy
Porto Rico-Hobson Will Be Exchanged lor Spanish
Prisoners- -Other News ol Interest
From the Front.
Welcome news comes from the scene of conflict in Cuba.
One week ago, SOO U. S marines were landed at Guantana
mo near Santiago. The U. S. flag was planted on the crest of
a hill and trenches were dug for the soldiers. Day and night
they have fought off Spanish scouts and sharp shooters until
now, they control the situation with the aid of a large Cuban
force under Garcia and Rabi.
Several hand to hand engagements were fought last week.
Upwards of 40 Spaniards were killed in one, while seven brave
U. S. marines met their death.
The U. S. gun boats lyingclose by in the harbor partially pro
tected the marines but at times it seemed as if the Americans
would be forced to return to the ships.
But now they are safe. Garcia’s 1,500 Cubans well armed
and alert are with them and the Spaniards have been routed
and have retired within the Spanish garrisons at Santiago.
Tae transports conveying 26,030 U. 8. regulars and a few volunteers includ
ing Roosevelt’s cow boy regiment left Tampa several days ago and by now are
landing at some point on the island near Santiago.
The Cubans are swarming to the assistance of the Americans and Admiral
Sampson has telegraphed that Guantonamo is safe in the hands of the marines.
General Shatter lead in the army of invasion. Major General Joe Wheeler,
with several brigadiers are on his staff. The troops carry 60 days supplies,
The two Georgia regiments will be transfered from Tampa and Griffin to
Chickamauga where there are now over 75,000 troops.
Major General Coppinger will lead the army of invasion for Porto Rico
which will soon leave Savannah or Jacksonville.
Lieutenant Hobson will be exchanged for several Spanish prisoners now in
The marines at Guantanamo have captured several squads of prisoners.
Yellow fever having broken out at McHenry. Miss., last week, Secretary of
War Alger has had plans prepared to separate the troops into small camps and
to scatter them over the hill portions of Georgia and Alabama.
The second expedition to Manila left San Francisco on Wednesday. About
4,006 soldiers were on board, all volunteers.
The third U. S Regiment unu.er Col. Ray is now being raised in Macon.
Companies are being recruited in A lanta. Capt. Carter’s company is nearly
The second call has not reached Georgia yet. Already there are 31 appli
cants for Colonel’s place, a few for Liout-Colonel and a dozen for Major and a
hundred for a captaincy.
A resolution is in Congress to raise a regiment of confederate veterans un
der 60 years of age to be enrolled at Atlanta.
The U. S. war department has asked for 813,200,000 for supplies up to Jan.
1, 1899. So far the amount called for is 8391 000,000.
In a riot at Tampa last week, negro soldiers killed a white soldier. At one
time there was a reign of terror.
Reports from Lytle, the R. R station at Chickamauga Park in Walker
county, show a disgraceful state of affairs. Blind tigers and gambling dens are
openly operated and the state has been called on to suppress the frequent
News is now expected daily from the army of invasion which should be
now lauding at Santiago.
A Rotten Scheme.
The U. S. army in 1865 seized the M.
E. Church South book house in Nash
ville and confiscated it.
A bill has been m Congress for years
to reimburse the church.
It passed recently awarding $388,000.
Major Stahlman got 8100,000 fee for
getting it through.
Several Senators had been assured
that no agent was employed before
they would vote for the appropriation.
The story of Stahlman's rake-off leak
ed out. Mrs. W. H. Felton took the
lead and wrote it up.
Now the Senate has appointed a com
mittee to investigate
Methodists everywhere are demand
ing that the money is tainted and
should be returned to the government.
The scandal is creating a furor ia
congress —because it was exposed. Out
of the amount of 8388,000, the lawyer
got 8100,000 in one clip for lobbying the
bill through.
It is the same old story of other bills
of a similar nature rushed through
Congress by the aid of lobbyists.
Stahlman was the man who helped to
carry Fulton county for Lon Livings
ton in the May primary for Congress.
Row in Minnesota.
Democrats fusion Pops end silver
Republicans met together in Minnesota
on Wednesday. Offices were divided
between all three parties. Press re
ports show that Ignatius Donnelly
tried to lead a bolt in favor of pure
Populism. J 1 “ hoped that he has been
Another Railroad Ruling.
Judge Newman of the U. S. Court
at Atlanta, ruled Wednesday that the
railroads have the right to charge lor
freight from Cincinnati to Atlanta less
than from Cincinnati to Cartersville.
This will give the railroads the right
to charge less for a long haul than a
short one and means the death of small
local industries. One hundred pounds
from Cincinnati to Atlanta costs 81.07;
to Marietta a distance of 20 miles less
81.27. The case will go up higher.
Bond Bill Passed.
The war revet ue bill has passed and
with it an issue of 8200,000,000 of bonds
bearing 3 per cent interest. Already
the amount has been over subscribed
by the Morgan and other syndicates.
The Democrats split up, many voting
for bonds.
Out in Omaha.
Telegrams from Omaha as the P. P.
P. goes to press show that Butler’s
committee is in session. A committee
on credentials (favorable to Butler)
was appointed Wednesday. A big row
is in progress. The reorganization
committee will defend the “true-blues”
and will not submit to the fusion ele
ment. General Phillips and Editor
Henning are there from Georgia.
Democrats in a Row.
Fulton Democrats want to play the
hog over Cobb and Clayton and a dead
lock is on. The delegates are now in
session in Atlanta. Fulton votes solid
one way and Cobb and Clayton solid
the other way. The wrangle isiz rnus-
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Port Tampa, Fla., the point of departure of tho troops for Cuba, is situated on Tampa bay about ton miles from
tho town of Tampa. It is a railway terminus and owing to tho war preparations going ou there now is a busier place
than ever before.
. , . THE RALLY.
Hon. W. F. Carter, Meldrin, Ga. My Dear Sir:—Yours of recent date in
forming me of my unanimous nomination for Governor by the Populist Conven
tion recently held in Atlanta, Ga., received. It should make a man feel grate
ful, under any circumstances to receive such a nomination from his party; but,
for one who had never even anticipated such a thing, to receive this token of
confidence from his party, his gratitude should be deeper and stronger.
If I had been in the Convention, I would not have permitted my name to be
used. But as the Convention has'done its work, and adjourned, I, after think
ing over the matter well, have decided, under all the circumstances, to let the
nomination stand as the Convention made it, not for any benefit i may derive
from it; for if I knew that I would be elected, then I would not desire the
nomination. But Ido so for the following reasons :
I believe that the principles promulgated by the Populist party, are the
principles originated and advocated by Thomae Jefferson, and that they should
be maintained, and carried out by the people. I believe it is necessary that the
Populist party should live in order that this may be done.
But, if we had no national issue, and if the government coined all the silver
free, and issued all the money necessary to do all business, even then it would
be necessary to have two parties in order that we might have good state gov
With only one party to manage state matters all the wlvfc, with no one to
look after the record, and report to the people, and expose acts, is sure
to breed, ring rul« ip certain to .mnse political 4 bormA to
create dissatisfaction and strife among the common peojjM.iust so sure as
night follows day. If the half wc have seen and heard Democratic
candidates for Governor within the last few months is true, then they verify
this truth. Seeing the necessity as I do, for two parties in this state, and being
afraid that should I decline at this time, wc might have no state ticket, and
thereby lose our state organization, and believing that this would be a serious
blow to the party, whose mission, I believe, is to bring about the reforms de
manded by the people of this state, is why I accept the nomination.
Now, I would suggest to our Democratic friends, that they, while trying to
destroy the Populist party, may think that they are doing God’s service; but,
in my judgment, no greater ca’amity could "befall the people, than for the Pop
ulist party to cease to exist.
If our party were composed of foreign carpet baggers, trying to get control
of state affairs, then you might have some excuse for the way you treat this
party. But we are Georgians, born and reared on Georgia soil, bone of your
bone, flesh of your flesh, and blood of your blood, and we feel as great intirest
in the welfare of our State, and are striving as hard for the prosperity of the
people as you; therefore, we think that we deserve fair and honorable treat
ment, and that is all we ask on the part of anybody.
Now, one word to our Populist friends ot the State, be not discouraged, for
our principles are just as dear, and tho necessity foi them to be enacted into
law, is just as great as ever. I know that the fusion deal two years ago creat
ed some confusion and dissatisfaction; nt if you will look around, you will
find the other parties worse divided than ours. We disagree only as to policy,
while the other parties can not agree as to their most vital pr nciples.
Then let every man take fresh tourage, and with renewed energy, go to
work and organize in every county, nominate your best men for all tho offices,
and especially for the legislature, men that are tried and true, and will do after
the election just what they prom sen the people they would de before the
election. By having good men in office, should our party never get control of
state affairs, it will act as a great balance wheel, and will bt of much service
to the people of the state. Respectfully,
J. R. HOGAN, Agnes, Ga.
Hon. W. F. Carter, Meldrin, Ga. My Dear Sir:—Your taver of the 26th of
May is to hand and contents noted. In answer thereto I will say, it affords me
great pleasure to accept the nomination of the Populists for any office,espeeial
lo one implying so much confidence as the one for which I have been nominated
Please extend my thanks to the Convention for the honor centered upon
me and accept for yourself my acknowledgements for the vc.'y complimentary
terms in which your notification is expressed. Sincerely yours,
John H. Tbaylob, Lovelace, Ga.
Hon. W. F. Carter, Meldrin, Ga My Dear Sir:—Your favor of May 26th,
notifying me of my nomination by the People’s Party Convention for Attorney-
General is received and noted. I thank you and the Convention for the distin
guished honor done me, and in accepting the same, beg to assure you that 1
shall do all in my power to bring about the success of our ticket.
With assurances of high esteem, I am, your obedient servant,
FELIX N. COBB, Carrollton, Ga.
Hon. W. F. Carter, Mebdrin, Ga. My Dear Sir:—l am in recaipt of your letter
letter notifying me of my unanimous nomination for State School Commissioner
by the Convention of the People’s Party ol Georgia in Atlanta on the ISth of
In replying to your letter I deem it necessary to say but little beyond an
nouncing my intention to stand in the place on the ticket for which I have
been nominated.
In the matter of the principles enunciated by the party in its recent con
vention I have no hesitation in saying I heartily endorse them. And I verily
believe most of them are approved today in spirit at least by a large majority
of the white people of the State.
As for the State public schools for which I especially stand on the ticket, I
will only say here that my retirement from active participation in school work
for four years has in no degree abated my interest in the course of public edu
cation as attested by twenty eight years of enthusiastic effort in the school
room, as Superintendent of the Bibb county system, as editor of the Georgia
Educational Journal and as a member of the Georgia Teachers’ Association.
As seen t>y me, the development of the State Public School system in the
rural districts is the most important interest with which the State administra
tion has at this -time to deal. The cities and towns are taking care of them
selves in the matter of public education and they will continue to do this ; but
the rural districts are and must continue to be a direct care of the State.
In conclusion I beg to express my sincere appreciation of the honor done
me by the representatives of the People’s Party in their unanimous tender of
tho nomination and also of the kind terms iu which you have conveyed to me
their action. Sincerelv. B. M. ZETTLER. Atlanta, Ga.
SayH the Populist Orators are Going to
Shell tho Woods Vigorously.
From the Birmingham News.
Dr. G. B. Crowe, chairman of the
State Populist Executive Committee,
and G. B. Deans, the Populist candi
date for Governor, were seen together
this morning by a News'reporter and
questioned about the opening to their
Mr. Deans left on the 8 o'clock train
this morning for Montgomery. Before
leaving he stated that he had campaign
engagements in North Alabama next
“In about two weeks,” said Dr.
Crowe, “the actual campaign will be
opened. It is to be an aggressive one
from the start to the finish. Wo have
a long list of speakers who will go on
the stump and we intend shelling the
woods in all sections of the state. Be
sides myself, the following are among
the most prominent of our speakers:
Congressman. M. W. Howard, of De
Kalb county; A, T. Qoodwyne, of El
more; Joe H. Harris, of Chambers; J.
C. Fonville, of Crenshaw: W. B. Kille
brew, of Dale; A. J. Hearn, of Chee
tAw: S’. A Hobson, cf ■ Tussjlnose; S.
M. Adams, of Bibb: A. P Longshore,
of Shelby, and many others.”
When Mr. Deans was questioned as
to whether he would be in Montgom
ery next week at the time of the State
Republican convention, he replied that
he had engagements in North Alabama
at that time.
Congressman M. W. Howard will re
turn from Washington shortly and he
will be here to confer with Chairman
At the headquarters of the Populist
party iu the Opera House Hotel active
preparations are being made for a brisk
campaign. Chairman Crowe and his
secretary, A. O. Harwell, are doing
considerable correspondence.
And Why Not Here I
In the course cf tho debate on tho
alternative proposals of issuing Treas
ury notes or bonds, the issue of notes
by the Bank of Franco at the close of
the disastrous Franco-German war and
when France was drained to pay the
enormous indemnity of 81,000.000,000
exacted by Germany was cited as an
illustration of the beneficial results
that might be expected from the issue
of Treasury notes. It will be remem
bered that France paid the indemnity
to Germany with astonishing rapidity
and paid seven eights of the indemnity
by bills of exchange drawn against
exports of produce and only one-eighth
in gold and silver. That France should
thus recuperate so astonishingly after
the war as to be able to export, in a
few years, almost enough produce in
excess of imports as to pay the German
indemnity was the marvel of Europe.
And much of this recuperation was due
to the issue of 1,000,006,000 of francs
in notes by the Bank of France. These
notes put into circulation causea prices
to advance slightly iu France, profits
of industry rose and the people made
use of their productive power to the
utmost, so that the output of French
enterprises was enormous. At the same
time gold went to a slight premium.
The result was that the cost of goods
imported into France and that had to
be paid for in gold rose and importa
tions were correspondingly discourag
ed. On the other hand, French pro
ducts sold abroad for gold, brought
more to the Frenchmen because of this
premium. This greatly encouraged
exports and so it was that the great
merchandise balances in favor of
France were built up.—American.
Women in Session.
The W. C. T. U. of Georgia is in ses
sion as this paper goes to press. Oppo
sition to the organization endorsing
the People's Parly anti-barroom plank
has sprung up and it is expected that
the order will not take any active part
in the coming campaign.
Yes, Remember it I
Some of the advocates of fusion in
Colorado this year should remember
that the People’s Party carried Kansas
in 1890 by fifty thousand on attorney
general, the Democrats having endors
ed the Populist candidate for that
office. In 1897 when of
forces" was more ever,
the Republicans >arriMSßn|H.te by
fifteen thousand. {
Do You Want to Carry Your State This Year?
If so, Move in a Hurry.
The campaign is on in many states. Georgia Populists can carry Georgia.
The harvest is ripe. Thousands of Democrats staid out of the primary. They
are willing to read—once they are interested, we will seenre new voters.
To help out in the campaign and to enable the “boys in the trenches" to
scatter sound doctrine broadcast we have put the P. P. p. to almost cost for the
next 4 months—2s cents. At this low price every county should send in at
least 100 new names during June. Any Pon will give you a quarter for Hie P.
P. P. See every one in your county at once,
As an inducement to active workers to raise elubs during June, we have
arranged several very liberal offers. Pick out your choice and cut it out and
pin it to your list when you remit. Send stamps for sums under one dollar.
Oil the backs so as to prevent gumming together. Make all orders payable to
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nine tenths of the popular ideasof gov
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now interesting the people had their
origin in the People’s party.”
It is also the opinion of the Review
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New Machinery House. /
Messrs J. H. Schroeter & Bro., tw»o of
Atlanta’s best machinists have opened
up a general machinery shop at 3S® West
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More Misery Than 'War.
The contraction of tho; currency has
caused more misery thiitn war, pesti
lence or famine. So sai d the monetary
commission twenty-twro years ago.
Hence reformers should- not cease for
a moment to agitate ouirrency reform.
—Mo. World. 1
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Off to Omaha.
Gen. Wm. Phi I ps of the Nat ; «onel
Executive Committee People’s,, Party
also of tho National Reorganization
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Henning of tho Auguyta Tribune left
lust Sunday for Onyshlia to attend the
meeting! of the.- “lieorganiza'ion Com
mittee also tjme National Committee
and to represent Georgia at the meet
ings. /
jL Good Wheat Crop.
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threshers this year than for several
f years past.
t In Brooks County.
r Mr. W. R. Ryals has been nominated
I as candidate for representative of
I Brooks county.
1 The sooner the people discover the
' fact that they have no voice in the gov
ernment the sooner will they get the
r matter changed.
Co operation according to the Butler
plan simply means the masses greasing
the Democratic bandwagon that a few
. favored so-called leaders may have the
privilege of riding. The rank and file
, are expected to walk along behind and
furnish part of the noise.
The middle-of-the-road is better than
an old party ditch.

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