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HOUSE IS FOR HOSTILITIES
Lower Branch of Congress Will Probably Declare Itself Before Sun
down From the Present Outlook.
VARIES THE SITUATION WITH SOME ACTUAL WAR SCENES
Statesmen Come Almost to Blows' and Silver Mace is Paraded Flying
bquadron Under Sealed Sailing Orders.
Washington. Aoril 13. There ii
likelj to be i unanimous report from words. The sentiment
the senate committee on foreign re
latlonsand Dossiblv bv the honse com-
mittee toasy. Democratic members ordered the previous question on the
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pi mi loraim relations comniiuo. uab&n rennintinn thna mitini
after bearing Lee npon the existing debate to 20 minutes on each side
scum oi tne Btnat.
The senate committee on foreign
relations held a short session before
Cuban gofernment, agreed to aban
don the demand for recognition of
that frnvArnmAnfc Thaw htv VtaaM
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consulting the democratic members noon completed its work. Tl
of the home aommlttea. and it will be two reDorts. The mainrltT
At I . . I I I m .
laougnt proDSDie tne House demo- ciares in isvor oi immediate mterven-
orats will follow their lead
There Is evidently much diffioulty
In reconciling the views of the dem
ooratio members of the hogse foreign
affairs committee. A recess was
taken before noon to .allow them to
consult the leaders, though the indi
cations are that there will be a mi
nority report calling for immediate
recognition of the present Cuban re
public. The majority of the house commit
tee on foreign affairs agreed to
the following joint resolution, which
was reported to the house this
Resolved, That the president
is hereby authorized and directed
to intervene at once, and stop
the war in Cuba, to the end and
for the purpose of securing per
manent peace and order there, es
tablishing by free action of the
people thereof a stable and in
dependent government in the
island of Cuba; and the president
la hereby authorized and em
powered to use the land and
naval forces of the United States
to execute the purpose of this
In the honse the majority report
will be passed today by a special rnle
allowing little or no debate. Five
demoorats and one ailverite pre
sented a minority report recogniz
ing the independence of the republic
DIlOR&CErCL 80KNE1 IX THE UOUSE.
Vial rights and Panaaal EaooaoUrt Nar
row lr Avtrtatf.
It was decided that there would be
a halt hour debate on each side.
When Speaker Kiel recognized the
aotlng chairman of the foreigo affairs
committee absolute silence prevailed
nntilthe conclusion of the reading of
the report Bailoy objocted to con.
sideration of the resolution without
a proper understanding as to the
length of time allowed both sides.
Charges and countercharges were
bandied across the floor. Fist fights
almost followed. The speaker or
dered the silver mace used. There
were half a dozen personal encoun
ters. An attempt was made to se
cure adjournment until tomorrow,
bit the republicans declared that
they would carry the matter through
The committee on rules agreed to
fix no time for closing the debate,
but leave it to the house. Hender
son, chairman of the committee, said
his side of the house was almost
Kayal aiikH lb food par.
pin rcct cc . t ol
unanimous in favor of action; not
met a tre
mendous burst of applause.
By a strict party vote the house
Washington, April 13Before sundown tonight, from present indications, the lower house
f 4 tftlr nAnn wot 4 11 V m Jt -.1 ii. IX J a ..
w wucn win "4vo ueuuueu ihbu m a manner xnai wiu mean immediate ruptura between
me united mates ana epain.
under a parliamentary ruling the senate's action went over until tomorrow, when it
wiu ujce-y oe taxen
terference in the international affairs
of this country." No action will be
taken until the recommendations of
McKinley become epecifia acts.
The situation is regarded on all
sides, even by Woodford, as most
Pope Again Prari for F-o.
London, April 13. A Borne spe
cial says the pope has again tele
graphed the emperor of Austria
beTging him to use his influence
with the other sovereigns in behalf
of peace between Spain and the
Tao Twenty-firth In Wileaco.
Chicago, April 13. Tho Twenty
fifth infantry, commanded by Col.
Andrew Bart, passed through the
city today onroute to Chiekamanga.
Thousands of people gathered and
cheered wildly as three train loads of
brawny colored soldiers passed
through the various sections of the
8rat Tolakt tbe Power Can Do no More
London April 13. Sagasta. in an
interview this morning, said, accord
ing to a special from Madrid, he
thought the powers could not do
more than they had already done in
tbe way of intervention.
Hm Cablo Cat.
New York, April 13. The ca'ile
connection to Havana vi Kev West
has been interrupted since early this
morning. The cause is unknown.
SPAIN'S SrBlTEOIO SCHEME.
lion, ana aemanas tbat Spain e -senate
Cuba at once, and directs the
president to use tho full strength of
the country to enforce the demand,
and declares the people of Cuba are
and of a right should be free and in
dependent. The mlnoirty report is
for the recognition of the Cuban re
public. The statement is made that it was
Lee's testimony which influenced a
majority of the members of the sen
ate committee to give up the conten
tion for recognition of the republic,
and was to the effoct that the
present Cuban government is a gov
ernment on paper only, in his opin
ion. The committee report is re
garded as a powerful, almost bitter,
arraignment of Spain and covers
about 7,000 words.
The preamble to tho resolution
calls particular attention to the de
struction of the Maine and the out
rages of Spain on the inhabitants of
the island. The report of the com
mittee dwells at loneth on the Maine
dieaster, and makes this the princi
pal reason for Interference. The re
port in conclusion says the time for
Intervention has arrived for several
The peace of the world is men
aced by the condition of affai-s
American citizens have ham
imprisoned without cause.
Spam s treaty obligations have
The inhabitants ot Cuba are
Millions of nroDartv has been
At the conclusion ot the readioz of
the report. Hoar demanded that it lie
over till tomorrow, under the rules.
The vice president reserved his de
The minority report was then
presented, favoring the immediate
recognition of the Cuban republic.
me cnair decided Hoar's point well
taken. Foraker then defended his
action in signing the minority re
rLTIXa SQUADRON PCTJ TO SEA.
Vizcsja and Almlrata Oqnentlo to Jain
Washington, April . 13 In the
withdrawing of the armored crnisers
Vizcaya and Almirate Oquendo for
western waters and the starting of
them back to Cape Verde Islands to
join the formidable fleet Spain is
concentrating there, Spain has acted
in a manner which is approved bv
naval experts, when thinking of her
interests. At tne Cape Verde Islands
they will join the armored cruisers
Cristobal Colon and the Infanta
Maria Teresa, which are enroute to
that place, and the first torpedo boat
flotilla, it is appreciated bv the
officials that the onion of tho four
armored cruisers aad the flatilla
makes a formidable fcrce, but it is of
course Impossible to prevent it at
this time. It had been hoped bv the
officials that i tho American fleet
would be able to catch and destrov
the Vizcaya and Oquendo bofore they
could join the remainder of the
Spanish fleet, and it is admitted that
Spain acted with good iudement in
directing them to proceed to the
Cape Verde Islands.
POLO HEADS TO DEPABT.
Oommodrra Sohiry Fixes Unarta
tba Bontb ladrr Sjalad Orlnra.
Old Point Comfort, April 13. The
flying iquadron sails at 2 o'clock this
afternoon under sea'ed orders for the
It is officially announced tbat the! the moment
flying sqnadron starts for a 48-hour quits Madrid
practice cruiso mis aitercoon.
st. inia ana St. rol In Satvhw.
The government has decided to
claim the American liners, St. Paul
and St. Louis, and o'.aoo them in
commission immediately. Capt.
SIgsbee is spoken of as commander
of one ot them, though this is not
i Spata'a Opinion of tlia Xeataca.
Madrid, April 13. As the reanlt
ot a Ion; cabinet meeting list night,
the war office is actively eczazedT in
fortifying the Manning islands of
Spain in the Mediterannean and plac
ing other portions ot the kingdom in
a state ot defense. The cabinet meet
ing was mainly devoted to the con.
sideration ot McKlnlev's me&tre.
Subsequently a brief note was issued
setting lortn tbe views of the eov.
ernment and adding: "The doc
trines contained in the message are
incompatible with the sovereignty
and rights of nations, and are an in.
8ponlh HlnUter la Packed to Move Warn
Washington, April IS. Packing is
completed at the Spanish legation,
and Senor Polo is now ready to take
his leave from the American capital
Minister Polo, how
ever, says he is not goin? until he is
obliged to do so. His ambition now
is to remain in Washington until after
Vt oodford has left Madrid. He talks
of it with a good-humored chuckle,
declaring that Woodford will have to
leave first. There is something
more than personal rivalry in this.
Spain has instructed the minister
that she will do nothing which can
be constrned as aggressive; that the
United States must strike the first
blow. In accordance with this policy
Minister Polo is to remain in Wash
ington nntil developments really
force his withdrawal.
PHILIPPINE REBELS GAUTISQ.
Iaiargants Defeat Spaniard and
aloe taa Capital.
London, April IS The revolution
in the Philippine islands is spread
ing. It is now kno n that the state
ment givtn oat tome time ago that
the insurrection had Wen quelled was
The Fast Diamond Dves for
silk, cotton and mixed goods are
wcnaerim trinmrns oi iciinin and
emDoay new aiscoveries that ae on
mows to toe masers oi imitation
Able and expert analytical chemists
cave maae severe cnemical tests,
taking in all known makes nf
age dyes, and have established the
iaci mat uiamona Dyes, being tbe
oniy pure mace, win aye more goods
witn a given auantitv or axe. than
any other dye in the world. Being
tne strongest in coloring power, the
uiamona uves are ov lar tne chean
est for home use.
If vou would dve with ease. nloa.
ure and satisfaction, and keen vanr
temper unruffled, vou must use Di-
make bulk; no impurities in Diamond
false, and that tho report was circu
lated for political purposes. Ad
vices which have been received here
from Manila state that, not onlv has
tne revolution extended,, but that
the rebels have lately won several
substantial victories. Ten thousand
insurgents are now said to be well
armea, ana tne mode ot warfare has
taken on more of the forms of civil
ized strife than heretofore. It Is not
unlikely that the Insurrectionists
may become so bold as to make an
attack upon the capital city of the
island should the United States in
tervene in Cuba, aad the insurgents
there join the United States land
forces and invest Havana.
LtJ JAYS II WAS SPAIN
That nirw Cp tlip.Maluo In Havana Ilar-
"Waphlnpton. April V,. Consul Gen
eral Lee was hofcre tho F-jnnte commit-
ee on foreign relations for an hour lat
jrterday. lie talked freely with the
committee in rccarJ to the condillorta
In Cuba, and especially with refurence
o the destruction of the Maine. He
EaiJ that in his i;:r.ion there was no
room to doubt that the destruction vt
the vessel as due tu Spanish apencies.
Do you mean the FDahl.-hsiuthcrltis
in Cuba?" he was asked bv a member
of the committee.
"I mean the Spanish fririals," he re
lied, "but not Cencrr.I ULinco. I thirl:
me of the officials were cusnisir.t .f
the plans to destroy the vessel, but T
do not believe that the captain g-neral
Oener?.! 7r. ; !,-! t!.-i? 1-e ro
knowledge of the reports that a mine
had been discovered by a diver under
the Montgomery while that vessel lay
in tne nariior or Havana. Tho consul
peneral did not arrive at the Cni.lioi
until Z o'clock. lie csme in a vtreor mr
and was not recognized by the i;o or CO'i
people who had ronv,r3atod. on the out-
if.ae or the build. to see him, but in
the corridors at the entrance to the
room of the committee on foreign rela
tions he was reccprized and Riven a
hearty handeiappintr. j;e responded
with a bow and smile and hntn...i
Into the committee room.
Fatal Tire in I'liilxdrlpbla.
Philadelphia. April 13. Two children
were suffocated and a third st badiy in
jured that there is but slinht hones of
recovery as the result of a fire early in
ine morning in the dwelling house of
C.eorpe Dusan. P03 Pouth Thirteenth
street. The dead ore: Gecrze Duirnn.
aced 9 years and Hie hard Harry, aped
5 years. Helen Tnizan. aced 13 venr.
was badly burned about the face.
Prlw of Machine Mining the Imints.
Panville. Ills.. April i:. The machine
operators and miners held a meeting
here yesterday to fix the scale for ma
chine mininir for the F.tate. President
Ratchford. c,f the United Mine Workers
or America, failed to come on account
of strikes in Pennsylvania, and a de
cision was not reached.
A contemporary mentions that them
aro schools in Btlgiunmvliere tho girls
are not only taught housekeeping in all
its branches, lint tho Biaaaswiieut 0f
children as well.
Seven British regiments have been
Riven permission to add the word "Chit
tral" to their colors.
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