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THE OMAHA DAILY BJIfl : WEDNESDAY , MARCH 30 , 1808.
Omaha , March SO , ' 93.
Offerings in a few before Easter novelties.
Our fine ,
ready to wear
Hints are really
tailor made ,
and coat no
more than the
Prices 11.50. 15.00. $18.00 and $20.00.
'Plain ' black percale waists a new lot ot
our floe black walstfl Just received-
full blouse frflnts at $1.00 each.
Plain black waists tucked fronts at
$1.25 , $1. CO each.
NEW HOU-E WRAPPERS
Pretty small figures In navy and black
grounds cut gcol and full ; and prop
erly made like everything we carry
at $1.00 each.
Pine black siteen underskirts 11 rpws
of cords and stiffened ruffle umbrella
shape at $1.25 each.
Silk Ruffling Silk ruffling for
Also the ruffling made of black bruaseli
net and trimmed with tiny fiutlngs of
liberty silk. They are very handsome.
The remark overheard the other day
In the store "I do think their trim
mings are handsomer than ever" la
very true. Come and see for yourself.
Hosiery Ladies' black cotton
In out slzeo with double toe , solo
and heel , 25c pair.
Children's knee protectors In leather
, Gomcthlng that every child should
wear , savca mending and Is eaally put
ai only 25c pair.
Notions Our Notion depart
ment never lags in
the race for novelty.
while sharp watch Is alwajs kept on
Iho practical hide.
Pearl shirt wain acts In white black
and ttiadjd at 20c. 25c end S."c per oet.
Ladles' Leather Helta made of Frcntli
morocco special buckles Including
' ollrt blacks and gold In newcot de
signs at $1.00 each.
Also a largo variety of belts In all qual
ities of leather and all kinds of buck
les at 25c , 35c , 40c and 50c each.
Domestics tfoile du Nerd is
the Gingham new
ness of the year.
Ucautlfut for dresses and wonderfully
good for little boys' suits 2C laches
at lOc per yard.
Percale the post popular fabrics for la
dles' shirtwaists 38 Inches wide at
121ic per yard.
CURTAIN 9\VIS3B :
38 Inches wide at lOc , luc , ISc and 20c
45 lnhrs wide at 25c and 45c per yard.
8ASU CURTAIN SWISSES
27 Inches wide , embroidered edges , at lOe.
12Hc , 15c , 20C , 25c , 27c and 203c per
Plain Swiss ruffled curtains at $1.00 per
pair ; figured at $1.25 per yard. .
Handkerchiefs A telling of
these lots means
a quick good-bye.
( Folks with handkerchief needs will hurry
to r'lare them for seldom do good
handkerchiefs cost eo little two lot
for women one for men.
These for women
At 25c each plain white hemstitched un-
lauridercd handkerchiefs pure linen
hand embroidered corners.
At ISc or 3 for 50c Pure linen hand em-
brolilcrcd laundered handkerchiefs ,
that wcro manufactured to sell at
'At ' 'ISc of 3 for 50c Pure linen , hem
stitched soft bleached washed and
ready for use full largo size.
Bazar Patterns the best pattern
at the popular prices ot lOc and luc. .
Cresco corset ,
the corset that can
not break at the
The Crcoco comblnca all the good fea-
tutcs of other good corsets. It has
a distinct feature of Ita own. By a
smoothly adjusted disconnection at the
front waist line It cannot break It
Is made to fit any form acid Insurer
ease anil comfort to the wearer.
Prices $1.00 and $1.50 each. .
, f Spain , It was decided to defer action until
t o'cjpck tomorrow. The present program Is
Jto present to Speaker Uced evidence tl.ut a
large majority favors the step , and the Cu-
.ban sympathizers believe that once con-
' "Vlnced of the Cumbers enlisted In Its sup-
Vort * ho will yield'to them. It Is proposed
- communicate their desires to President
, Today'o action is expected to bear fruit
on Thursday. Tomorrow a poll o the. house
will bo taken.
I The following were among those who
"Jiartlclruted In the conference : Messrs. Hop-
hit d. Mann , White , IteevcD. Bclknap , iMarsh
and Lorlnicr of Illinois , Tawnoy ot Mlnne-
'Isata. Smith , Samuel W. Smith , Mcslck ,
Shcldcn , Corliss and Hamilton ct Michigan ,
'Mercer of Nebraska , Whlto of North Caro-
Jlra , Mudd of 'Maryland. ' Sulloway of Now
'Jlaaipshlro , Knox and Lawrence of Ma&sa-
ichuseUs. Johnson of North Dakota , Brown-
low of Tennessee , Colson of Kentucky ,
"Drown of Ohio , Kills of Oregon , Joy and
Pierce of Missouri , and Brumm , Hlck ,
Klrkpatrlck and Arnold of Pennsylvania.
Sl'A.VISH .MIMSTHK CALLS OX DAY.
CuniCN nt the KHprrlnl Ilrqucat o ( the
, ANxtMtiint Socrotiiry.
WASHINGTON , March 29. The Spanloh
Ituutlon was the absorbing and. practically
jtho only subject of consideration at the
State , War and Navy departments and al
though the main Interest of tno day was
centered In the cabinet meeting and the gen
eral course of congress , > et the active
.negotiations now proceeding with Spain
iniido the State department hardly less a
center of attention , while the preparations of
the war nnd navy branches went on with
unabated vigor. The Spanish minister , Senor
J'olo , reached the State department shortly
before noon and w.as with Judge Day over
i.-ilf an hour. The meeting was by appolnt-
"inent , one of Judge Day's clerks having
been sent to the minister to ask him to
.come to the department nt the earliest
moment. Pending his arrival , Judge Day
Vent to the Navy department and had a talk
with Asslftant Socreatry Hooaevelt and soon
theicutter Mr. Hocoevelt returned the' visit
and had a talk with Judge Day in the
Jailer's office. The reports of riots ut
.Havana led to the belief that a movement
vrni on foot to have American ships sent to
the Cuban capital us n measure of protection
to American Interests.
The puircse and rer ults of ( tie Spanish
.minister's talks with Judge Day of eouise
Avfre guarded with the usual secrecy that
"prevails at the State department. In a gen-
vrol way , however , it Is sail It waa pre > -
Ouctho of further expressions from high
clllclaU that the aopect cont'nued ' pacific.
JtVM learned that the last difference has
disappeared as to Spain objecting to the dis
patch ot relief supplies by the United Stated
government to Cuba. Spain also has ex
pressed full willingness to allow the recon-
ceutradcvi to bo assisted by agricultural Im
plements , eHc. , or la any oilier way the
United States sees fit to adopt , GO long as It
does no.t assume o. Jcnn pftccslvc to Spain
ntf being ; earjfcd to a iyar ah'lp.
Deyonl this , however , the plans of settle
ment have takena very wide range and no
one of them Is yet reduced to such a con
crete form that It glvcu promise of accept
ance by both governments. Both sides , it is
said by peracins familiar with the negotia
tions , appear to be animated by an eatoeat
desire to avoid war by all honorable meers ,
and for this reason every possible proposition
or baftis ot adjustment la being fully can
vassed. There la much authority for say
ing , however , that the SpanlUi attitude up
to the present tlmo has not been to consider
either the independence of' Cuba , forcible
Intervention or the , sale ot the Island. There
Is much difference of opinion as to the so-
called armtatlco among officials who ought
to bo fully advised fl < " ' to its exact terms If
It had assumed a definite form. A gentle
men well acquainted with Spanish affairs
po'ntcd out today that the talk ot an armis
tice waa out of the question , cs Spain would
never withdraw Its forces In Cuba while the
rebellious element was In arms. Ho eald
also that the otitcmects published concernIng -
Ing a pending proposltlem to.r ; enlarged au-
tcnomy to go Into force after the present
election is not under consideration , as the
reported terms of this new autonomy are
In detail embraced ki the present autonomy
now about to bo put into force.
MOVE . \HTI MjRnr TO "rilE COAST ,
ami * iiml Men from Fort IIono Arc
Tnlctii to I lie Front.
EL HB.VO , Okl. . March 29. Twelve
pieces of field artillery , mostly twelve-pound
ers , three Galling gum and several IHotch-
kiss guns , with a small number of artillery
men were moved from Fort Reno today and
are now enroute to the South Atlantic coast ,
presumably to iMoblle , Ala. The detachment
was shipped from thla point over the Hock
Company A , Captain iflarrett , and com
panies P and H of the Tenth Infantry , a'ld '
two troopof the First cuvalry , 'Major ' Dik-
rldge , about COO men in all , are reported for
movement tonight or tomorrow.
It Is also reported here that several oth
companies of the Tenth Infantry and several
rnore troops of the 'First cavalry have beeu
ordered from Fort Still to iMoblle.
CnrrloM Itollff to Culm.
NBW YORK. March 29. When it sailo to
morrow , the steamship Saratoga of the Wavd
llns will carry : For Santiago , 3S.342 klloa ol
cornmeal , condensed milk , bacca. groceries
and qu'ulne ; for CIenfi'ges. 17,000 kllrc ol
conameal. etc. ; for Manzanlllo , 7,000 Ulloa
ot slmlltu- supplies , and a like quantity for
MASON DECLARES FOR" WAR
Illinois Senator is Beady to Have the
TALE OF CU3AN SUFFERING AN OLD STORY
Sn > - lie Will Oppose Any 1'lan foi
Pence Which lee Not In
, for Cuba.
WASHINGTON , March 29. Interest In the
Cuban situation the Interest might nlmool
bo termed excitement , BO Intense \\iis It-
reached a climax In the proceedings of the
As on previous days of discussion of the
Cuban question .thoucanda ot people flocked
to the capltol , coly a portion of whons
could gain admlealon to the galleries.
Within five minutes after the senate con
vened Mr. Allen offered a resolution recog
nizing the tndepcndcnco of ( tie Cubans.
This was followed by a resolution propcoeO
by Mr. Rawllns ( Utah ) , declaring war agalasl
the kingdom of Spain.
Mr. Foroker then Introduced a rcsolutlor
declaring for such Intervention In the Cuban
war as would bring about the Independence
of the Cubans.
Following this came a resolution by Mr ,
Frye demanding that Cuba be made free.
The resolutions followed one another sc
rapidly as alcnoit to stun the auditors ,
both eenatoro and spectators.
The galleries were In a commotion and
the people WETC prepared for anything.
This was the condition wM > n the vice
president recognized Mr. Mascci of Illinois
for his announced speech on the president's
message transmitting to congress the find
ings of the Maine court of Inquiry. Mr ,
Mason read his speech from manuscript
but It was delivered with all the vigor ol
which he Is capable.
The Intensity of the feeling of these IT
the galleries was evidenced by Itio storm
of applause which greeted his declaration
that he was fee war. Vice President Hobarl
had real difficulty In suppressing the demon-
NEWS IS NOT NE\V.
In the course of his speech Mr. Mason
More than two years ago the plan ot the
Spanish government to starve the women
and children mid noncombatants was ha-
gun. Every Intelligent mnn. woman and
child v.-as Informe-d of It through the ordi
nary channels of Information , the news
papers , and by the statements of disinter
ested witnesses , dny after day. week uftei
week , month after month and year after
joar , and received practically no attention
from this government until some had vis
ited the scene of death and distress and
brought back on their word * of honor that
no picture had been overdrawn by the
press , but fully stated the .horrors of the
Then the gentlemen and newspapers , whc
had pretended , at least , to discredit tiiost
statements In this body , began to tall !
about It as though , It was a new discovery ,
when Vtlthln ninety miles of our shore foi
two years they hud continued to murdci
women and children. *
When nearly a year ago I called atten
tion to the situation , ns given nt that time ,
and since corroborated by four of our col
leagues upon this floor from personal ob
servation , the statement wan received with
sneers by many of my colleagues , and 1
had the pleasure of being Insulted ovcj
the wire by stock brokers and scalpers 'In
For two years the process of Imprison'
ment of thu rcconcsntrndos and their star
vation has ptoccedqd , .yet anyone-whc
dared to call attention to the facthas 'KaC
to withstand tha .assaults of the < e"o n-
trolling" the press , who denied In their ! !
torlal columns the news the-y printed Ir
their news columns. Thousands had beer
starved , millions of dollars ot our legit'
Imate commerce has been swept from th <
hlsh seas and the man who worships th <
! eagle on the dollar and docs not see the
1 ono on his flag , says , "no silent ; thlnP
of the horrors of war and the dangers tc
business. " _ <
When the order of concentration cam <
they cooped nt least SOO American citizen !
with the reconcentrados and refused tc
allow them to go out and earn a leglttmati
and honest living. It amounted to Imprls
onment. Wo claimed so nt the time , yc
many professed not to believe It , until thi
honorable senator from Vermont describee
the dead line and the gun of the Spanish
soldier that kept the concentradoi together
lines FAVOIIS OF SPAIN.
Any other self-respecting nntlon In th
world mould have ordered their release am
better treatment , or they would have operiei
the gates of hell on Morro castle. This gOv
eminent , however , upon the suggestion o
the president , look JoO.OOO of tha people'
money out of the treanury of the Unitei
States and begged permission of Spain.th
poor privilege of feedng | our citizens , Amerl
can bred'on Spanish soil.
I am not complaining ; I an not criticising
there Is no other such , record'in all the hU
tory of the world. I only repeat this humll
latlng tatement to call attention to the fac
that every effort that has been made by th
president' ' has been construed by Spain , d
b > an act of cowardice and absolute am
conclusive evidence that we arc afraid o
I that mighty power , and every such acto
\ careful consideration on our part has mad
Spain morn cruel toward Its own people am
more Insulting to us.
Mr. Mason then turned his attention to'th
dr'tsructlon of the Maine.
The battleship Maine the gillant ship , wen
down , and 2CS of our gallant citizen sailor ,
with It. At the time every citizen of tlv
United States familiar with the Spanjsl
character , felt confident It 'i\as ' Spanlsl
tieachery Our ship mas there ! by right o
custom and by treaty contract rights ; It hai
1 nn absolute right to be there- . The day closei
! and It rode the harbor a messenger of pence
No mesngo had be n sent by our oxcutlv
inconsistent with the national honor o
Spain. Our only ofter w.v to try and restoi
pcuce , alike honoralilo to nil.
Our treasury ! had bjen opened to feed ou
people. Definite plans weie not oven sug
gjsted by the piesldent , fearing to Injuri
our relations with Spain. Spiin could 'no
conquer I's own Insurgents. Had wo been i
RRispliiK nation wo could any time wlthli
two years hnvo nude aggreiwlvo and forcl
bio annexation , taking advantage of th
crimes of Spain and the misfortune of Cuba
The nlsht came on , a elark. gloomy night
natuial and proper Urns for Spanish bravery
Our men were aslerp in a friendly harbor
they were 'never challenged to try thel
courage. They-were not killed In honorabl
Thu followliiK IB n olmracterlstle Hood's
Bursa p\rilla : testimonial. Facts like
those hnvo made Hood's Siirsnparllln
America's Greatest Medicine nnd en-
deured it to thousands of homes scat
tered nil over this broad land.
"Wo like to tell \thnt Hood's Sarsspv
tilli has done feu us. Our fcur children
kail diphtheria. From the very first our
little boy Ralph , then seven years old , was
very sick and -for several days It seemed as
la ho would never bo any better. After a
while he began to Improve and In a few
wces was able to eo out , although weak
and miserable. Then , gradually
All Strength In 111 * I.liub *
gave out. The physicians told us It was
paralysis , which sometimes follows an at
tack of diphtheria. Wo did everything
for him , but he grew worse until he was in
n pitiful condition. He suffered terribly
at nlcht and complained continually of
his head , and In what little sleep he was
able to eet , moaned unceasingly. Ho lost
all control of the muscles of his body and
limbs. Ho had no appetite and complained
of feeling sick at hta stomach all the time.
Alter we had tried many different reme
dies and had about clven up all hope
wo commenced glvln : him Hood's Sarsa-
parllla. In a short time he ceased to com
plain , hta appetite Improved and at the
end of three , months he was able to attend
school a part of the time. Now he Is well
and quite a strong and rugged boy. You
are at liberty to use tbli testimonial It you
deolre. oa we feel we cannot siy too mucl
In ? raho of Hood's Sarsaparilla as a bloo
pnrlllor and building up medicine. " Mn
R. B. Audereou , Cumberland , Maine.
Economy Is also a characteristic o
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Kvery foottli
contains 100 Doses , uud Jieuco there 1 :
a solid fact concisely stated lu the fa
uilllar Hue , 100 Doses for- One Dollar.
k'Ju- ' . K . _ . - . . _ . - _ . . . . . . _ . . . . \ _ n _ _ _ . _ - - - _ RH. ft
battle , hutivcbjoked , burned , strangled anO
drownett , without n chance to die
for life , without a moment to eay a prayer
In the twinkling of an eye ther stood In ths
presence qf Jjielr maker t
WHAT < UFL THEY WERE SENATORS.
Suppoic'rrlh'tty of them had 'been ' United
States senA'lors. Suppcs ? the remainder ol
them had . 'bam members of congress 01
made up qfi.jutlgca and leading professional
and business men , would forty days have
elapsed before war betgan ? Or suppose each
Htmitor Mail 'a son or a father there ? Da
we strain 4hd truth when .ws say that the
lifeof evWy 'Amorlcnn citizen is of equal
value be-fore' the law 7
They wcn not Benatora ; thsy were sailors ,
Their widows nnd orphans cry out aloud
to us and the appeal of 263 seamen cornea
to u * iiKiiln nnd again , raying : "We are llcah
of your nosh , bone of your bone nnd bloo l
of your blood : wo loved and died for the
flag that shields you. " What Is to be our
unswerJ Shall we answer with money ?
Mr. President , I speak only for myself ,
nnd I am for war. ( Applause In thu g.il-
Hut gentlemen may say : . "Don't say you
are far war say that you are for nn Im
mediate Intervention , which means war. "
I believe in calling things by their right
names. If we believe that murderln ? our
men , sinking- our ship nnd lowering our
flag1 Is not cause for war , say no , and refer
It , as they did the Vlrglnlus affair. Allow
our brothers to be sold llko stock for gold.
If it Is a cause for war , let us assume
the responsibility put upon us by the con
stitution. and say so , not only to Spain ,
but to the whole world. Let us not say
ono thing nnd mean another. For God's
aakc let us not Spiuilshlze our diplomacies ,
but rather speak the truth nnd prove our
selves true dlsclplos of James G. Hlujne.
We can hide no longer under the execu
tive wing1. He can neither de-clare war , nor
refuse It. Congress alone can declare war.
I , for one , am ready to vote now. You
may continue to cry peace , peace , but
there can be no peace while European na
tions own nnd butcher their slaves on the
same continent where our flag floats. But
there are those who say the court docs not
fix the responsibility. It was not neces
sary. The "peace at nny price" men can
not escape so. The law fixes the responsi
Wo were In Spanish Waters and over
Spanish soil. The harbor Is owned and con
trolled by Spain. The explosives In that
harbor were owned and controlled by Spain.
If it was u torpedo , It was a Spanish tor
pedo. If It was a mine , it was a Spanish
mine. No explosives have been on sale In
Havana for over a year to private citizens.
If It was gun cotton , It was Spanish gun
cotton , and If It was dynamite , It was
Spanish dynamite. The power to explode
It was controlled by Spain. A ( government
acts only through Its agents and ofllcers , ns
much as they controlled the discharge ot
their cannon. It was owned , located and
exploded by Spain and Spain must answer.
NOTHING HUT INDEPENDENCE.
I shall oppose any plan to assist Spain
to place- any .kind of autonomy on Cuba.
Spain cannot be trusted to keep Us prom
ise , anel wo cannot undertake to compel
it to. Aside from that , poor Cuba haw paid
a larger price , for liberty than we did , nnd
It must be free. I will oppse any plan
that looks to forclns Cuba. In the future
to pay Spain In cash tfor her liberty. Its
land Is full of graves and Its future gen-
eritlons must not be mortgaged.
It Is claimed by some th.it Cuba ought
to bo willing to p.iy Spain's war debt. Cuba
to pay for the ponder and lead thnt killed
Its people ? To pay for the torches that
burned Its homes ? To pay the back wages
of the Spanish soldiers who ravaged their
wives and "daughters ? Never by uny vote
of mine. * '
Men ten us w"e " must wait for Spanish elec
tions. If lt plec'lons nrp as rotten a Its
diplomacies cannot wait. It Is claimed
that If wo will wait until the Spanish elec
tions Sag.wta iwlll give nil concessions. Are
we to be > fnol d twice with 'the panic , trick ?
Is De Lomi''Eosoon ; forgotten ? Some tell us
we are not prepared. When shall we be bet.
ter prepared ? Will It be when ths Spinlsh
torpedo flotillahng crorse l the water und
rests ccmticehtly on Its base of supplies
within live i or six hours' distance ot our
We know now ofllclally what we have b3-
lleved for forty days. Shall we. wait until
It can destroy. Snore of our ships and men ?
God forbid that such a crime should bs
charged to/ur. jl < et us aaokn ! Shake off the
Chinese narcotic that locks us In drowsy
Indolence , raurmurlnff " "Peacp nt nny price. "
Awoke ns oUr'fbi'efatliers did at Concord
and BunkW'tJIlI' ' ! nwako o Klorlous war
fl fttnst -tviilonithnt burn * Tiomss1 and- mur
ders wo-TneruSndi children ; awake to Rlorlous
war thnt seeks no gain for us In treasure
or territory , bu.tTa war to drive the oppressor
presser from Uis Continent , to set the Cuban
flag' ' In the sky forever and a war that will
help , us for 'generations to come , by giving
noticB that the , honor of our flag nnd the live ?
of our citizens must be respected among the
nations of the world. . ( Applause In the eal-
When the senate convened a beautiful
horseshoe , of roses and violets stood pn the
desk ot Senator OalllnRer.
When Mr. Mason (111. ( ) entered the cham
ber the people In the galleries , recognizing
him. applauded vigorously.
ALLEN OET15 THE FLOOR.
Imiriecllately upon the convening of the
senate .Mr. Allen Introduced the following
resolution recognizing the independence ol
Whereas , The war now and for some time
past beiiiir waged between the kingdom of
Spain nnd the Cuban Insurgents , has fully
demonstrated the total Inability of the
former to subdue the Insurgents ; und
Whereas , Said war has become one of
extermination by starvation , and the dic
tates of Christian civilization nnd common
humanity alike demand the speedy cessa
tion of hostilities nnd the Immediate ter
mination of the deliberately planned starva
tion now going1 on in tlie island of Cuba ;
and Whereas , Under existing- circumstances It
is the bounden duty of the United States
to Intervene : and
Whereas , The assertion of the Monroe
doctrine forbidding the interference of for
eign powers In the affairs of any state or
nation on the western hemispheie , creates
an obligation on the part of the United
State's to guarantee the people thereof
against unusual cruelties nnd barbarities
and extermination by nny such foreign
power ; and
Whereas , The Cubans haveIn the opin
ion of thu American psoplo and of congress ,
by their valor and sacrifices during four
years of war , won their Independence from
Spain , and are entitled to political recogni
tion by the United States ; und
Whereas , It is apparent that Spain can
no longer * overn or control the people of
Cuba ; ; therefore ,
Unsolved , by the senate and the house ot
representatives. That the republic of Cuba
now and for some time maintained by
force of arms Is hereby recognized by the
United States of America us a separate
nnd Independent nation ; that the United
States shall Immediately Intervene nnd put
an end to the war now being waped on
the Island of Cuba , and Hhull succor and
release from Imprisonment the people there
concentrated for the purpose of starvation
nnd extermination ; and Ite It further
Resolved , That for the ourposo of en
abling the president of the United States
to provide the concentrated noncombatunt
Cubans with the. necessary food , raiment
and medicine for their immediate relief
from starvation , the sum of $500,000 , or so
much therpof as may be necessary. Is
hereby appropriated out of nny money In
the treasury flot otherwise appropriated.
RAWfetXS HAS A RESOLUTION.
Senator 'Rawllcs of Utah Introduced a Joloi
resolution recognizing the independence of
Cuba and declaring war against Spain , ' as
follows : f _
Whereas , The war iwugeel by the kingdom
of Spain aguln t the people of Cuba haa de.
etroyed the commerce beiwejn them and the
people of.tho United States and Its revival
will be imncvislble so long as such war may
continue ; Und
Whereas''Dy'the authority of that kingdom
In the coUtsf > . ; of such war much American
propjrty hid. been destroyed und many
American citizens without Just cause have
been ImrirUahed and eome assassinated
In their pMson cells ; nnd
Whereas , While our ship Malno was at
anchor In'ttie Jmrbor of Havana , within the
dominion and Hinder the control of the king
dom of Spain. ) at a place designated by Its
authority , that ship and most of the men
on board In the service of their country by
the explosion of a submarine mine were
wilfully , vUckedly and treacherously man-
Bled and destroyed ; and
Whereas , The. kingdom of Spain haw proven
Itself Incompetent to tranqulllze the island
of Cuba cither by the methods of peace or
by means of civilized warfare ; nnd , accord
ingly hai proceeded to make desolate the
homes of its peaceful Inhabitant * , driving
inr.li , 'women und children Into fiuard'd
cnmp3 , detaining thorn there without mak
ing provision to shelter , clothe or feed them ,
thus wilfully causing1 their extermination
to the number of hundreds of thousands Ir } '
the blow and torturous prociss of btarvatlon ;
and Whereas. Against these wrongs , against
these revolting actn of Inhumanity thld
government has time and again m.ido peace
ful protest to the kingdom of Spain , at the
same time endeavoring by a helpful charity
to relieve those whom It has thus brought
to such dire distress , and our repeated pro
tests having been die-regarded and our ef
forts of philanthropy having proved unavall-
Whereas. Firmly convinced that further
.AA * M * . I
past and the prevention of future wrongs
and Whereas , Whllo rogrcttlmr the necenslty
new Imperious , for sucn action , but mind
ful of our duty to n neighboring pcoplo am
to humanity , and with a clear conscloiwnesi
as to the * justness of our cause , and tha
our action will meet with the approving Judg
mcnt of all civilized peoples ; now , therefore
IJeiolvca , by th i senate and hotifo of rep-
rusentntlvcs of the United. . State * of Amerlct
In congress ascmbUd , That the Independent ? !
of the republic of Cuba ba and the same li
hereby recognized and that war against the
kingdom , of Spain be- and the same li hercb )
declared , and the precedent Is hereby nu
thorlzed and directed to employ the land aiu
naval forces of the Unlte-dStates of Anicrlc.i
to wage such war to success.
FORAKER INTRODUCES ONK.
Senator Forakcr offered a resolution for
Cuban Independence. He spoke of the de-
la ) s caused by the Do Lome Incident and
the Malno Incident , but dccMrpil that th *
Cuban question would come up , whatever
was done with the Maine. Ills resolution la
as follows :
Be It resolved , by the senate and the
house of representatives of the United
States of America :
That the people of the Island of Cuba are ,
nnd of right ought to be , free and Inde
' That the government of the United States
hereby recognizes the republic of Cuba ns
the true nnd lawful government of that
That the war Spain Is waging ngalnst
Cuba Is HO destructive of the * commercial
nnd property Interests of the United States ,
nnd so cruel , barbarous and Inhuman In
Its character , as to make It the duty of
the United States to demand , and. the gov
ernment of the United States does hereby
demand , that It at once withdraw Its land
nnd naval forces from Cuba and Cuban
That the president of the United States
be nnd hereby Is authorized , cmpowereel
nnd directed to use , If necessary , the entire -
tire land nnd naval forces of the United
States to carry these resolutions Into effect.
Senator Fryo Introduced a resolution re
citing the conditions In Cuba and directing
the president In his discretion to take
steps to drlvo the naval and military forces
from tlTo Island , as follows :
Whereas , The war which has been waged
In the Island of Cuba for the last four
years has been conducted by the Spanish
government In violation of the rules of
civilized warfare ; said government has
driven the unarmed nnd peaceable Inhabit
ants from their homes land forced them
within the armed camps , where It has per
mitted hundreds of thousands ot men ,
women and children to die of starvation ;
nnd , as a result of this system of In
human warfare , tens of thousands of help
less people are now dying1 for want of
food ; and
Whereas , The war has paralyzed nnd al
most destroyed the large commercial rela
tions whlclu Jiavo heretofore existed be
tween the United States nnd Cuba , and lias
i underfill useless nnd brought to ruin the
many millions of dollars of property of
American citizens Invested In thu Island ;
Whereas , The- existence nnd prolongation
of the hostilities have Imposed heavy llnan-
clal expenditures and burdensome oillclal
labors upon the government of the United
States In the enforcement of Its neutrality
laws ; nnd
Whereas , The consuls of the United States
and other Impartial and competent observers
have reported that the Spanish government
has loHt control of much of the greater j > or.
tlon ot the island ; that It I * po > vMtrless ? to restore -
store Its authority nnd bring about peace
nnd that a continuance of the contest will
have no other effect than to increase the
horrors' ' , mU'ary ' nnd starvation which now
exist , to utterly extinguish the commerce
with and destroy the property of American
citizens and add to ths expense and burdens
of the government of the United Statss ;
therefore , beIt
Ilcsolved , by the senate and house of rep-
reeetitatlVPs of the United States of America
In congress assembled. That the president
of the United States bo nnd he Is hereby
directed and empowered to take such ef
fective steps as , In his discretion , may be
necessary to securei a speedy termination ol
the hostilities between the government ol
Spain nnd the people of Cuba , the with
drawal of the military and naval forces o (
Spain from said Island nnd the complete In
dependence of said people.
At the conclusion of Mr. Mason's speech
a bll | providing for a national exposition of
American products and manufactures in
Philadelphia for encouragement of the ex
port trade , and appropriating 150,000 there
for , was passed.
ASKS FOR INFORMATION.
Mr. Morgan presented and secured the
passage ot a resolution calling upon the
president for Information as to the disposi
tion inado of congress * appropriation of $50-
000 for the relief of American citizens In
Cuba and the number of American citizens
relieved by the fund.
In accordance with the order of business
the senate then began the consideration of
unobjectcd bills on the pension calendar and
sovcnty-four private pension bills were
At 2:05 : p. m. Mr. TUlman , In accordance
with previous notice , presented resolutions
concerulnz the death of the late Joseph A.
Earlo. a senator from South Carolina.
Eulogies upon Senator Earle were deliv
ered by Messrs. Chandler , Spooner , Chlltou ,
Cannon , Kcnney , McEnery add Tlllraan.
One of the most remarkable eulogies prob
ably ever delivered In the senate was that
pronounced by Mr. TUlman. Ho and Sena
tor Earlo had been long-time political an
tagonists , and In the common acceptance
of the term had never been friends or polit
In paying a brilliant tribute to the late
senator Mr. TUlman said he felt that If ho
failed to pay It the history of the fame and
virtues of General Earle would lack the
Important testimony which he alone could
give.Mr. . TUlman then reviewed what he said
was one of the moat remarkable political
campaigns ever waged that for the guber
natorial nomination In the Palmetto state
In 1S90 , In which he and General Earlo were
rl\al candidates. In that campaign the re
form movement headed by Mr. TUlman was
successful , General Earlo carrying only three
During that campaign General Earlo won
the admiration of all by the Intrepidity and
distinguished ability with which ho con
ducted himself and- paved the way to hla
subsequent election to the senate.
In. conclusion Mr. TUlman said that while
his might not bo the highest tribute that
could bo paid to General Earle , there could
bo no more sincere and heartfelt.
As a further mark of respect the senate
at 4:25 : p. m. adjourned.
IIODSK IIOUJS A IIUIKT SKS.SIO.V.
MoniltrrN IIIC-IIIIH | tin- War Situation In
WASHINGTON , March 29. The house today -
day quietly proceeded with the order of the
day , the consideration of private bills. No
opportunity was afforded under the rules
of debating the all-absorbing topic , but
members stood about the cc-Jk ! rooms and
lobbies all day long discussing the situation.
The most Intense feeling was manifested.
The bouse after passing a bill to pension
the widow of General John L. Stevenson , at
the rate of $30 per month , devote ! the whole
day to the consideration of the bill to pay
certain claims for stores and supplies fur
nished to the union by loyal citizens ot the
south during the war.
There < waa a bitter contest over a claim
of $217,000 preferred by the heirs ot the
widow of General Robert E. Lee. She In
herited the claim from Mrs. Fltzhugh , her
aunt , who , It was admitted , was loyal. The
claim was finally stricken out , but the house
recessed before the bill was pissed.
The senate resolution to extend for six
months the time fixed for 'opening the agri
cultural lands of the Uncompabgre Indian
reservation was adopted.
At G o'clock the house recessed until 8
o'clock , the evening session being devoted
to pension legislation.
XO FHItTIIHR MKSSAGI3 Ol CUIIA.
rrmlilent ChnnK - HU I'roitrnm for
( he nny.
WASHINGTON. March 29. There will be
no president's mesaage regarding Cuban
affairs today unless a sudden change should
occur in the situation such as cannot be
and Is not foreeecn at this writing (9:30 ( :
a. in. )
SiunUhV r Slilun Spying.
KINGSTON. Jamaica. March 29. Captain
Paine of the Drltluh steamer Delvldere , from
Boston March 21 for Port Antonio , which
arrived there today , reports that a Spanish
Ironclad Is wutchlng the Windward passage ,
about forty miles oft the coast.
Au < rla CruUrr nt New York.
PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED
Coaches Then Roll Down an Eight-Foe
TWENTY-SEVEN PEOPLE ARE INJURE !
IVnrln Knulorn Train Hnn ( lip Worn
\Vroi-k In lt IlUtnrr lit n llu-
vlne Xi-nr lllooiiihiKPtoii ,
INDIANAPOLIS , March 29. Train No. 1 !
eastbound on the Porla & Eastern , wa. .
wrecked thtee and one-half miles east o
Uloomlngtou , III. , shortly after 9 o'clock th !
morning. The wreck was one of the WON
the system has known , though fortunate ! '
tlicro was no 1'Jes of life. However , then
were twenty-seven persona Injured and fou :
of them severely.
The twin was the fast express duo In thli
city at 2 o'clock In the afternoon , Aa 1
left DloomluRton It had just gotten at ful
epeed and was at the foot of Red Wine hill
where there la a small creek. A trestle o
seventy-five feet spana this creek. Just be
fore the train struck this trestle the cnglni
tender sank and wcs derailed. This throw
the baggage car and three passenger cars Ir
the rear from the ralla. However , these can
cleared the trestle , though'the guard rails
When the opposite side of the creek hail
been reached the coaches all toplcd over or
eight-foot embankment. The engine hold the
General Manager Uarnard received a reporl
from the company's surgeons at BloomltiBton
this afternoon. The report gives the name ;
of twenty-seven pcoplo who were Injured
In any manner. Most of the train's passen
gers lived In llllMols towns.
The Information of the offlclala la that
none of the Injuries to the passengers will
General Manager 'Barnard ' says that the
cause of the accident , as near as can be as
certained , was the sinking of the track. The
heavy rains have greatly weakened the road-
OiLOOLMINQTON. 111. . March 29. A rcllel
traivn with surgeons was sent from here , and
within a few hours the Injured wcro brought
to this city. These most seriously hurt arc :
Edward 'Rhodes ' , Uloomlngton , ekull frac
tured , jaw broken : will probably die.
LMrs. Caroline Dunbar , .Montgomery , 111. ,
aged lady , Internally Injured ; may die.
Mrs. J. P. Adams. Roaslyu , Wash. , crushed
and bruised ; may die.
'Miss ' SUlonla Bruucr , Peru , 111. , arm
broken , badly bruised.
Mrs. Mary Ferguson , Rloomlngton , badly
bruised , face and head cut.
Mrs. A. K. White , Normal , 111. , severely In
Charles Dally , Wcstvllle , III. , concussion of
spine , breast crushed , probably fatal.
Rev. S. S. Jones , Uanvers , 111. , hips
crushed , serious.
A. B. Hurd , El Paso , 111. , he-ad cut by glass.
Otto Chamberlain , ilattoon , III. , badly
bruised and cut.
W. A. Archer , Petercburg , III. , side
Go- E. Jones , Bloomlngton , back
William C. Wade Bloomlngton , seriously
bruised and cut.
Prank E. Sweeting , Bloomlngton , concus
sion of spine , serious. *
Joseph Keenan , Lacey , 111. , cut and
coxoacssMio.v OH.IUCT TO DUIAY.
Will Attriniit tn F r ' ' n Declnrntlon
of Intervention In tinllonxe. .
WASHINGT9N , March,20. A very deter
mined movement la on'toot among the mein-
bera of the house In which prominent men
of both parties are co-operating to bring u
proposition for Intervention In Cuba to a
vote If necessary by arbltrally overruling the
chair. The situation Is being thoroughly
canvarscd. particularly on the republican
side , as the democratic leaders have given
assurances of thcln co-operation ns soon as
the republicans who are engineering the
scheme are ready. Mr. Hull , chairman of
the military committee , Is at the head of the
movement on the republican side , und It Is
asserted with great posltlvcnesa that It hao
decided strength. It was the Intention of
these members to attach a resolution for
Intervention to the appropriation for the re
lief of the Cubans , which It was expected
the president would ask for In a message
today , and It Is asserted It was the fear of
thla which Induced the president to change
his plans and withhold the message. If
the message Is not sent In the program Is to
present a rcsslutlon , and If It Is ruled out
of order , to overturn the ruling of the
A very prominent member , who Is using all
his energies to promote the foregoing pro
gram , eays that there will be no delay be
Among those , anxious to secure prompt
action and to await no further delay are
Hopkins of Illinois , a member of the wayo
and means committee ; Tawney of Minnesota ,
also a member of the ways and means com
mittee ; Mercer of Nebraska , chairman of the
committee cti public buildings and grounds ;
Hepburn of Iowa , chairman ot the com
mlttee on Interstate and foreign commerce ;
Representatives Locimer and Graff of Il
Rcprcscntatlvo Lorlmer stated that ho did
not believe the liouso would wait more thnu
forty-eight hours more before it would take
some steps looking to action by congress
Immediate and dliect In Ito character , and
Itat he believed In going to the extent ol
Inde-pendcncc. "I have talked to many re
publicans , " ho said , "In the last twenty-four
hours and with two exceptions they were
all fcr Intervention or recognition of Inde
pendence. There will be no appropriation
of $500,000 for relief supplies for the Cuban
noncombatanta , as Is expected to be re
quested by the president , unless simul
taneously there Is a call for Intervention
and Independence. I believe It will bo
found that mot only a majority on the re
publican cldrt of the douse favor immediate
action on this question , but a majority ot
the whole lioiwo can be found with this dis
There was an air of expectancy among the
public In anticipation of the reported Inten
tion of tbo president to ask for the $500.000
appropriation for relief supplies. Consider
able opposition has been expressed to tbo
project If unaccompanied by an outline of
definite policy of Immediate action of sonib
sort In the conversation of members In
groups. Whether a movement looking tea
a consolidation of these forces will bo
started In a party caucus or not baa not
been determined , but they make no conceal
ment of their purpose to bring matters to
an end without further delay , If the matter
should not take the form In auy way of a
stroke of party politics ,
HKTirilXS FHOM CU1IVN KI.KCTIOXS.
Only One nUlrlct UpurU tlie I're-
NBW YORK. March 29. A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana says ; The elections
aeem to have passed off without Incident and
about as expected. Of the thirty deputies
to be elected to the Spanish Cortes twenty
had been allotted to the autonomists and
ten to the union constitutionality * . In
three cases the plans were upset , resulting
ID a net gain -of ono to the autonomists ,
giving them a total of twenty-one deputies.
In tbo contests only ono was of interest
oven to Americans * In Havuua. That
was In the district which returned Senor
Ramon Mendez Alantae , a union constitution
alist. Senor Mendez J the censor In
Havana and consequently comes In for more
than his share of harsh words , particularly
from newspaper correspondents , whojo dis
patches are passed upon by him.
La Lucba Mays *
America hn lone sought an excupo to In-
terefcret In Cubq , alleging that American In
terests suffer on account of the Insurrec
tion. For a time the Maine Incident win
kept uppermost , but now that the court of
inquiry has nerved the purpose for which U
was convened and Hived Captain Slt'sbee'a
reputation and President JJcKlnloy's popu-
larltv ralnrn I * mart * tn IhM nrlvlnnl iln *
old sayingKoe that "he 'who wants celestial
blun must | my for It , " There I * always nn
advantage of going Into a quairel with tha
wealthy. Wo hive : > little to lone , nnd ns our
nalN are lonff wo many hot come- out of tht
Seven hundred troops Just arrived from
Spain have just left Havana for Jucsro ,
whcro an active campaign Is in progress.
flint * fnr DIplomntN.
NEW YORK , March 29. A peclal dis
patch from Madrid today lays : The now *
that congress will not Immediately discuss
the Maine report , thus giving time for Euro
pean diplomacy to work and prevent a con
flict , has caused a rtoo In stocks.
Durlnz the course of a conference with
Senor Gullon , the minister for foreign af
fairs , yesterday , General Woadford , the
United States minister , expressed the un
usual desire to have a conference with Senor
Sagastu , the premier , personally. It In bo-
lleved he has a ine * ago from Presldcut
McKlnley to Senor Sagasta ,
TICl.l'.IMIO.M'2CO l'A > Y .MAICKS MO.NKY
fur ( In * Yrnr Shnrrn nu l'n r
BOSTON , March 29. At the annual meet
ing of the Bell Telephone company the sur
viving mc'i bcrs ot the old boird of directors
were re-elected and J. Malcolm Forbes and
Thomas . I ) . Bailey wcro chosen to succeed
William H. Forbes and Gardiner G. Hub-
bap , ! , who died during the last year.
The annual report ahoua a total Income
of $5,130,884. as compared with $4,327.324 t
1S9G. The ox-pmsia for 1B9T were $961,170 ;
In 1S96 , $943,714. The net Income In 1897
was $4,1C9G74 ; In 1S96 , $3 , $3r SO. Dividends
for 1S97 were $3C82,94Sfop ; 1896 , $3,301.233.
Surplus for 1S97. $480.726 ; for 1S96 , $22.347.
Total surplus , $2,590,621 ; Increase , $349,510.
The balance titled of the company of De
cember 31 , 1S97 , shows total assets of $60-
770,841 , . against $55,503.723 liv ISaC , and a reserve -
serve of $4,025,62S In addition to the surplus
Another attempted holdup Is said to have
occurred Just at mldntglit last night near
the corner of Sixteenth and Jackson streets.
This Is ono block from the location chohcn
the nlKht bt'foru and Is a well lighted cor
ner. No particulars of the affair could b9
obtained l.'VBt night.
Arrt'Mlvil Tor AxMaitlt.
Two newsboys became ciiCTRod In a
struggle last night over a newspaper which
both claimed. Eddie Simmons , who lives nt
Thirteenth and Dorcas street , came out
.second In thu encounter nnd had Mat Slotk.i
arrested for assault.
Movi"iiifiit > if Oi-t'iui Vt'iNi'ld , iMnKri'M. ,
At New York Arrived Tntitlc , from Liv
erpool ; Wcrkendnin , from Antwerp. Sailed
Trnvr , for llrcmen ; Uvlc , for Ltvcipool.
At Liverpool Arrived Nomadic , from New.
At Antwerp Arrived Kensington , from
At Glbt.illnr Arrived Kaiser Wllhelm ,
dcr Grossi1 , from New Yorlj.
THE PROBLEM SOLVED.
THE xnw iircniGAij IIISCOVKHY
of tin * Tc > Ht lii Vurloim I'or > n
Chronic Indigestion or dyspepsia , while a
very common trouble , has for some tlmo
been looked upon by able physicians as a
serious thing , and that no time should bo
lost hi treating it properly at the start , because -
cause recent researches have shown that the
most serious , fatal and Incurable diseases
have their origin In simple dyapcp&la or in
Diabetes Is simply one form of Indigestion ,
the sugar ami diarchy food not .being assim
ilated by the digcatlvo oragns. > In Brlght'a
disease the albumen Is not properly assimi
Whllo consumption and dyspepsia are
twin diseases , and It Is beyond question that
dyspepsia makes a fertile soli for the seeds
But the trouble has been to find a remedy
that could bo depended upon to cure djspcp-
sla , as it Is notoriously' obstinate and difficult
This has been the question which has
puzzled physicians and dyspeptics alike ,
until the question was solved thrco year *
ago by the appearance of 'a now dyspepsia
cure In the medical world known ns Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets , which It was claimed was
as a certain , reliable cure for every form
of stomach tioublc.
Physicians , however , would not accept
such statements without first giving the
now remedy many tests and carefully ob
For thrco years the remedy has been thor
oughly tested in every section ot the country
and with surprising and satisfactory results.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can bo honest
ly claimed to be a specific , a radical lasting/
euro for Indigestion In tbo various forms off *
acid dyspepsia or sour stomach , gas or wlnd" ? !
on stomach , too much bile , undue fullness
or pressure after eating and similar symp-
om3 resulting from disordered digestion.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets were not placed
jeforo the public uatll this three years' trial
left no doubt as to their voule and they
iave recently been placed In the trade and
can bo found ou sale at all druggists at
the nominal price of 50 cents per package.
No extravagant claims are made for tha
remedy. It will not cure rheumatism , pneu
monia , typhoid fever nor anything 'but juat
vhat It Is claimed to cure and that Is every
orm of stomach trouble.
No dieting is necessary , good wholesome
food and plenty of It and you may rest as
sured that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will
Druggists claim for It that It Is a pleasure
to recommend it to dyspeptics , because It
gives such universal satisfaction.
Little 'book ' on stomach diseases sent free
> y addressing Stuart Co. , Marshall , 'Mich. '
V < C I J-AXTON & nunatcsa.
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