It was not possible that having reached this point he should not press forward and leave the Kantian position.
Thereafter, whatever befell, the allied armies would resolutely press forward towards Paris, affording each other mutual support, and with the tremendous weight of troops at their disposal thrust back Napoleon upon his capital, force him to fight in front of it, and drive him when defeated within its works.
But Oku's 2nd Army was now at a standstill at Kaiping, and until he was further advanced the 1st Army could not press forward.
Othman did all in his power to press forward this development of affairs.
In 1889 a resolution unanimously adopted by both chambers invited the ministry, of which Jose de Castro was president and Barros Gomes foreign minister, to press forward the territorial claims of Portugal in East and Central Africa.