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TWENTYEIGHTH YEAR SALT LAKE CITY UTAH TUESDAY APRIL 19 1898 ruMBER 142
i CONGRESS SOUNDS THE TOCSIN OF WAR 1
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Long and Hard Fought Battle In the House Over the
Senate Turpie Amendment
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f Washington April 19After one of i
t the hardest fought battles between the i
iwo houses known in many years con
i t gress at an early hour this morning
ir cfme to an agreement upon the most
momentous question it has dealt wlthv
in a third of a century
r < T EC1illann N ut1on4 a fEsed aha
r sk9fl be sent to the president this morn j I
ing Its provisions means the expul
sion of Spain from the island of Cuba
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by the armed forces of the United i
States There were roll calls in both
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houses and each body held tenaciously
to its own resolution The conferees j
had great difficulty in agreeing The
first conference showed a determination I I
on the part of the house not to yied
3 single point and it was only after
long consultations with the house lead I I
ers that they agreed to allow the little j
words < < are and in the first section of i
the senate resolution which declares
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that the people of Cuba are and of
right ought to be free and independent I
The resolution as finally adopted was
that reported from the senate commit I
tee on foreign relations with the addi
tion of the fourth section known as
the Teller amendment disclaiming any
intention on the part of the United
I States to acquire Cuba The resolutio >
cannot be sent to the president until
after it is signed by the presiding of
ficers today
AX EXCITING DAY
Washington April Immediately
upon the house convening at 10 oclock
this morning in accordance with the I
recess taken Saturday morning Mr
Dingley the Republican floor leader
moved an adjournment which motion
was carried The regular session there
fore began at noon The majority gave I
as the reason for adjournment that no
message could be received from the I
senate until that body is In session
The feeling was very intense among the
Republicans and there was every indi I
cation of a bitter contest I
After adjournment the Republican I
v leaders who had mapped out the pro
f it gramme of rejecting the clause of the I
senate resolutions providing for the I
recognition of the independence of the
present republic continued laboring
with eclogues who obstinately refused
to acquiesce The opposition on the
Republican side though small was
resolute The speaker summoned his
lieutenants to his room and the situa J
tion was earnestly discussed Every l
Republican who was likely to break I
over tne traces was surrounded by a
crowd of his colleagues and beselged
with arguments and reasons why he I
could not be justified in joining the op
position at this critical juncture But j
headed by Messrs Lorimer and Mann I
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I Illinois and Bromwell of Ohio most
of them refused to be persuaded
I The Populists had an informal con
ference during the interim in the house
I and decided to stand to a man for the
senate resolution as it passed the sen
atc several senators were on the flppr
among t4 ttSC1i < Jar 3HFWVS of > Mich
igan appealing to their colleagues of
1 thehpusefctp stand by the president
SCENE ON THE FLOOR
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The scene on the floor resembled a
political convention more than the
house of representatives Members wert
I scurrying about caucusing in groups
and discussing the situation The un
i certainty of the issue was admitted on
I all hands although the Republican
leaders had a strategic advantage in
i compelling the first vote to be taken
upon their own proposition This
measurably strengthened their posi
tion The Republicans of several state del
egations among others those of the
Pennsylvania and Illinois delegations
caucused In both these delegations the
sentiments of concurrence in the senate
amendments was strong
VV A Stone of Pennsylvania joined
Messrs Robbins and Acheson and the
last named it was said won over Mr
Young of Philadelphia The Republic
ans of the Pennsylvania delegation
with three exceptions decided to vote
for concurrence with the senate resolu
tions as reported from the foreign re
lations committee but eliminating the
recognition clause
In the Illinois delegation Messrs
Lornmer and Mann were the leaders
Five others agreed to vote with them
for the senate amendments
Shortly before 12 oclock Senator
Hanna appeared on the floor of the
house and had a consultation with
General Grosvenor of Ohio The gen
eral informed the Ohio senator that he
considered the action of the house very
doubtfulSESSION
SESSION BEGAN
As the hands of the clock pointed at
noon the speaker ascended the ros
trum and with one resounding whack
of his gavel silenced the confusion on
the floor and the hum of conversation
in the crowded galleries It was an
impressive scene as the members list
ened with bowed heads to the solemn
invocation of the blind chaplain
No sooner had the chaplain ceased
however than the confusion was re
doubled as the members labored dur
ing the last few precious moments
The reading of the journal had n l
been concluded before the clerk of thT
senate announced the passage of the
house Cuban resolution with some
amendments Instantly the galleries
were all attention and members leaned
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Am rican Congress Declares the People of Cuba
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Are Free and the fgpaniard flust Be
Driven Fromthe Island
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f WASHINGTON April 19The resolutions as agreed to and adopted by the
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JOINT RESOLUTION t
JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RECOGNITION OP THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE PEOPLE OF
CUBA DEMANDING THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN RELINQUISH ITS AUTHORITY AND
Q GOVERNMENT IN THE ISLAND OF CUBA AND TO WITHDRAW ITS LAND AND NAVAL FORC t
ES FROM CUBA AND CUBAN WATERS AND DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED t
STATES TO USE THE LAND AND NAVAL FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO CARRY THESE
RESOLUTIONS INTO EFFEC
WHEREAS The abhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three
years in the island of Cuba so near our own borders have shocked the moral sense of the
t people of the United States have been a disgrace to Christian civilization culminating
t as they have in the destruction of a United States battleship and 266 of its officers and
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i crew while on a friendly visit in the harbor of Havana r and cannot longer be endured
as has been set forth by the President of the United States in his message to Congress
t of April 11 1898 upon which the action of Congress was invited therefore
4 RESOLVED By the Senate and House Representatives of the United States
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of America in Congress assembled
FIRSTThat the people of the island of Cuba are and of right ought to be
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t 1 SECOND That it is the duty of the United States to demand and the gov
t ernment of the United States does hereby demand that the government of Spain at
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land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters
t THIRDThat the president of the United States be and he hereby is directed i
and empowered to use the entire land and navalforcesiof the United States and to call i
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t into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several states to the extent
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9 as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect
FOURTHThat the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or inten t
4 tion to exercise sovereignty jurisdiction or control over said island except for the paci t
0 fication thereof and asserts its determination when that is i accomplished to leave the
government and control of the island to its people
NOW fOR CALL
Of VOLUNTEERS I
Bill Will Be Introduced In the
House Today
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CONTEMPLATES FIFTY
OR SEVENTY THOUSAND
Will Be Expedited Rapidly and
Rushed to the President
The States Will Be Called Upon to
Furnish Their Quotas and the
Militia Boys May Enroll As Vol
unteers If the Situation Develops
Into Graver Proportions a Second
Call For 100000 Will Be Issued
Volunteers Can Go Abroad
Washington April Representa
tive Hull of Iowa chairman of the
house committee on military affairs
will tomorrow introduce an administra
tion bill authorizing the president to
Issue a call for volunteers to the num
ber of 50000 or 70000 men It will be
considered immediately by the commit
tee its passage expedited as rapidly
as possible and will take effect Imme
diately upon the presidents approval
Its terms will authorize the president
to call on the various states for quo
tas In malting up the aggregate By
reading in this way instead of speci
fically looking to calling out the va
rious state militia It will avoid several
embarrassing technicalities a main
one being the constitutional inhibition
of sending state militia out of the
country while volunteers so called for
can be ordered anywhere It is likely
that if the situation develops into such I
grave proportions as is now expected
a second call for 1000QO volunteers will
be issued by the president The neces
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sity for this number however is not
clear to the military authorities at this
time The draft of the present war
measure has just been framed by the
war department officials and the lead
ing members of the military commit
tee have already conferred with the
war department authorities with the
necessity of this line the latter having
announced that a maximum of 80000
volunteers would be sufficient at this
time
DEPARTMENT OF COLORADO
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When Troops Will Leave and Over
What Routes
Denver April ISThe Atchison To
peka Santa Fe Railroad company has
secured the contract for transporting two
regiments of Infantry and all < of the
cavalry In the department of tne Colorado
The Burlington with connections car
ries the Eighth infantry from Fort Rus
sell Wyo to New Orleans The Union
Pacific carries a small force from Fort
Washakie The Santa Fe in connection
with the Denver Rio Grande and Rio
Grande Western takes the troops at Fort
Douglas Utah and the troops from Fort
Duchesne Utah The Santa Fe also car
ries the Seventh infantry and troops I
and B of the Second cavalry from Fort
Logan and the cavalry from Fort Win
gate N M
Tho cavalry at Fort Logan will leave
for Chickamauga at 2 p m tomorrow
loading at the post and not coming to
Denver
The infantry if they do not also leave
tomorrow afternoon will go early Wed
nesday morning
Start From Montana Wednesday
Helena Mont April Companifes B
and C Second infantry have received
orders from the department headquarters
to be prepared to start for the regiments
new station at Mobile Ala Wednesday
The regiment is stationed at Fort Keogh
where Colonel Bates has his headquart
ers Fort Harrison this city and Fort
Yates N D The troops will arrive at
St Paul Wednesday about noon and will
proceed south without delay
California Troops
San Francisco April ISThe arrange
ments for the departure of the First In
fantry regiment and two light batteries
of the third artillery have been Com
pleted and by Wednesday the troops will
be on their way eastward
Department of Missouri
Leavenworth Kan April ISThe
Twentieth infantry four troops of the
Sixth cavalry and a detachment of the
hospital corps will leave here tomorrow
morning the infantry for Mobile and the
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New York April IS William J Bry
an left this city early today for Scran
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THE HERALD BULLETIN
PAGE ONE
Call For Volunteers
PAGE iWO
Gloom at Madrid
PAGE THREE
The Highland Boy
Federal Grand and Petit Jurors
Coal Better Than Big Guns
PAGE FOUR
Editorial
PAGE FIVE
In Railway Circles
PAGE SIX
State News
Events In Wall Street
Ryan Answers Holmes Suit
PAGE EIGHT
More Whittemore Claims Allowed
The Waterworks Payroll
George M Scott Company to Be
Reorganized
The Utah National Guard
Shipment of Diseased Cattle
Twentyfourth Marches Out Today
CRESPO KILLED IN BATTLE
ExPresident of Venezuela a Victim
to the Revolution
New York April lSA special cable
gram copyrighted from Caracas Venez
uela to the Evening World says that
President Joaquin Crespo of Venezuela
was killed in battle with Hernandez the
leader of the rebel forces last Friday
I Washington April lUp to 3 oclock
no word had come to Senor Andrade the
Venezuelan minister here of the killing
of exPresident Crespo by the rebels The
ministers brother General Andrade is
now president of Venezuela having suc
ceeded Crespo The minister thought it
strange he had received no advices from
Venezuela but said there had been fight
ing in Venezuela in the part of the coun
try In which General Crespo was last re
ported
Idaho Postmaster Appointed I
Special to The Herald
Washington April 18 Jackson Owndry
was today appointed postmaster at Brun
eau Valley Owyhee county Ida vice
David B Hyde resigned
An increase of Mexican war survivors
pension from S12 to 820 per month Is
granted Henry B Conway Salubria Ida
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The Ships
Bremen April 17 Sailed Bremen New
York
Hamburg Sailed Phoenica New York
LiverpoolArrived Cuflc New York
Naples Sailed Scandla New York
Gibraltar Sailed Kaiser Wilhelm II
New York
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SENATE YiELDED fOR
SAKE Of HARMONY
Accepted a More Moderate Measure Than Its Pro
position For Cuban Recognition
Washington April The tocsin of
war has been sounded by the Ameri
can congress At 115 oclock this morn
ing the senate received the report of the
conference committee of the two
he uses of congress and 15 minutes af
terward had adopted it There was a
fight to the last minute the advocates
of the recognition of the independence
of the island republic standing fheff
ground until they were fairly knocked
down by a vote of 42 to 25 The mi
nority vote was cast by those who
wanted radical action and insisted that I
the resolution should carry with it rec
ognition of the independence of the
Cuban republic
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TUMULTUOUS SESSION
The adoption of the conference report
brought to a close one of the most in I
teresting and tumultuous sessions of
the senate held in years Such scenes
of confusion and excitement have rare
ly I been witnessed in the ordinarily staid
and dignified body as characterized its
proceedings from noon yesterday until
nearly 2 oclock in the morning Inter
est in all other questions was dwarfed
into insignificance by the one over
whelming question of warwar which
all now regard to be absolutely in
evitable Efforts were made to trans
act the regular business of the senate
but it was with the utmost diffidence
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that senators performed the work
Among those who remained upon the I
floor while the sundry civil bill was un
der consideration the confusion was so
great that the business could scarcely
proceed
A feeling of bitterness grew up be
tween the senate and house during the
late afternoon and evening that at one
time seemed likely to delay action
Cooler counsels prevailed however
and a determination of the momentous
question was finally reached
LOST GROUND
Those who were fighting for the rec
ognition of the island republic early de
cided that the senate should not take
I the initiative in requesting a conference
between the two houses They further
resolved that when the senate conferees
were finally appointed at least two of
them should represent the majority
sentiment of the body The radical ad
vocates of independence slowly but
none the less surely lost ground how
ever being swept back by the power
ful and compact minority opposed to
them They yielded only after the bit
terest contest in the history of the sen
ate They capitulated but did not surren
der Hundreds of brilliantly attired
women and men in evening dress filled
the galleries until the close of the pro
ceedings
When finally the verdict came from I
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hush in the great chamber which a few 1
I seconds before had been thrilled with
animation When the verdict had been
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I rendered and accepted by the senate
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almost solemnly All realized that the
verdict meant war and the action taken
was too momentous to inspire anything
less than awe
PROCEEDINGS 1j
Before the senate convened this < 1
morning groups of senators gathered 1
about the chamber discussing the prob
able action of the house upon the Cu
ban resolutions and preparing for such i
action as might be deemed necessary
by the senate when the resolutions
came back l
Comparatively few people were In the
galleries The amendments made by
the house to the senate hill approving a J
compromise and settlement between
the United States and the state of Ar
kansas were concurred in by the sen
ate
Mr Rawlins Utah made a legal ar
gument upon the question whether the
authority to recognize a foreign nation
rested exclusively with the president
Mr Rawlins was given only slight at
tention as within a minute after he
began to speak the action of the house
on the senate Cuban resolutions was
whispered about the chamber and that
immediately became the sole topic of
interest
Mr Mason of Illinois presented and f1
had referred to the naval affairs com i
mittee the following concurrent reso
lution l
That the senate of the United States
the house of representatives concur
ring therein extends to Captain
Charles Sigsbee a vote of thanks for
the courage heroism and devotion dis
played by him upon the occasion of the 1
terrible calamity which befell his com Ji
mand in the destruction of the United
States battleship Maine
THEN CAME THE PACKAGE
At 253 p m the message clerk of the
house of representatives appeared in
the main entrance of the senate with a
package of bills of resolutions in hand 1
Almost immediately Vice President Ho
bart interrupting the debate recog
nized the clerk He presented to the
senate several bills and resolutions
which had been passed by the house
including that relating to the Inter j
vention of the United States in the Cu
ban rebellion The last was the reso
lution adopted by the senate on Satur i
day and agreed to today by the house
with certain amendments Scores of
members of the house were on the floor
awaiting the action of the senate upon
the house amendments and although J
every senator at the capital l was pres j
ent Mr Chandler of New Hampshire
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