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Twenty Pages THESAL T LAKE HERALD < Pages r8 1
Nothing But a Proposition to t Feed Starving Cubans
4 Will Be Urged By McKinley
S if i
Hopes Congress Will Remain Quiet While He Seeks to Adjust
the Vexed Entanglement
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President Outlined His Programme Yesterday to Congressional Visitors
Tomorrow the Report of the Maino Court Goes to Congress With No
Explanation or Recommendation Save That He Has Acquainted
Spain With Its FindingsTuesday or Wednesday a Message Asking
For An Appropriation of 8500000 to Further Alleviate Cuban Suffer i
ing If Intervention Must Come It Will Be Made Solely On Human
itarian Grounds Admits It Would Be As Difficult to Satisfy the
Americans With Any Proposed Settlement As It Would Be to Satisfy
the Cubans I
Washington batch 26 President
McKinley talked freely with his con
gressional visitors today both in re
gard to his plans for the future and his
appreciation of the situation with ref
erence to Cuba His programme as
thus outlined is as follows
To send the report of the Maine court
of inquiry to congress on Monday with
out recommendation and without ex
planation on his part further than to
Bay that he has acquainted Spain with
the finding of the court
c To follow this Tuesday or Wednes
day with a message dealing with tho
condition of the noncombatants in
Cuba and asking for an appropriation
of 500000 for their immediate relief
To present anew this condition to
Spain asking that country to make
provision for the care of her own help
less people and to com eto some terms
with the Cubans which will be satis
factory to them and put an end to the
war This failing to forcibly intervene
on humanitarian grounds
The president Indicated to his callers
an abiding faith that peace may be
rreservcd and a determination on his
part to accomplish that end if it mav
tic done with honor to our own country
and without disregarding the demands
of humanity He frankly and repeat
edly avowed today his desire to pre
vent a conflict while at the same time
indicating a firm purpose to secure re
lic f for the staring reconcentrados
Indeed the latter purpose appeared
io bt tthft topic uppermost In the pres
IdfTits mind He dwelt upon the fact
that the recognition of belligerent
rghts or of independence would not be
rf anv material service to these unfor
tunates He admits that such action
might be of assistance to the men at
arms the insurgent army but they
h said have shawn acapacity to take
f care of themselves and do not stand
in pressing need of our kind offices
The president believes Spain will in
Urpn e no obstacles to our sending
succor to her indigent people and he
toll ask congress to act promptly that
the aid be given may not arrive too
late to relieve the present necessities
This done the president is hopeful
tlmt congress will remain quiet while
the executive branch of the govern
ment continues its efforts to secure a
r acc ful settlement of the difficulty
He thinks it not too late to do this
and he made the assertion today that
Spain was willing to meet the United I
States half way in adjusting the en I
tanglement without coming to blows
He referred only casually to the sail
ing of the Spanish torpedo boats leav
ing the impression on the minds of his
visitors th athecons idered that so far
in this matter Spain is acting within
the bounds of her own rights and that
no just complaint can yet be made by
this country in regard to this course
He did not enter into details regard
ing the propositions I he may take or
may have made to Spain for undoubt I
edly some are pending but he left the
impression that he would be satisfied I
with no settlement that would not give I I
the Cubans a very liberal form of gov I
ernment He admitted frankly that
autonomy had proved a failure and ex
pressed the opiniol hat it would be as j
djfii < ult to satisfy the Americans with I I
any settlement that might be made as
it would be to satisfy the Cubans them I I
selves He reasserted the possibility of
curing an agreement on the part oft I
Spain to allow Cuba to conduct her own i i
K affairs w lih absolute freedom except i
that the island should be required to I i
pay the mother country a specified I
sum in the way j > f tribute every year I
out of her revenues seeming to think
that this would fprm a basis upon
which both Spain and the Cubans would
agree without the sacrifice of too much
pride on either side
Mr McKinley reverted often in his
conversation to his desire to maintain
peace and dwelt upon the fact that
war meant not only the loss of life and
property but that it also would injure
our commerce disturb business condi
tions generally Increase our public
debt add to our pension roll and re
sult in many ways to our disadvantage
and distress He made it clear also
that whatever course he might pursue
in the future he would not at present
demand any indemnity at the hands of
Spain for the loss of the Maine pre
ferring to leave that matter to the ad
justment of a more quiet period
The president also spoke of possibl
complications with other nations but
did not manifest any uneasiness on this
score Senators who have visited the
president have without exception so
far as can be learned assured him
that the senate appreciates his efforts
to preserve peace under proper condi
tions and have told him that there is
no danger of precipitate action in that
body They got the impression that If
the worst comes and It shall be abso
lutely determined that no other course
will avail the president will be found
ready for armed intervention
On the score of politics he assured
them that he would rather see the Re
publican part fail of future success
than to wage an unjust war but that
if war must come it must be war for
humanity and that this fact must be i
made so evident that he will have the I
entire nation behind him in a conflict
at arms
The intense anxiety which marked
yesterdays developments in the Span
ish situation was noticeably relieved
today as the worst for the present at
least had become known in the pub
lication of the material points of the
court of inquirys report and little re
mained but to await calmly the sub
mission of the full report and the presi
dents message to congress early next
week Such cable communications as
may have passed between Washington
and Madrid in regard to the report were
closely guarded by officials but it was
known however that Minister Wood
ford had been cabled to notify the
Spanish government as to the results
found by the American court partic
ularly that the explosion was external
and that the responsibility for the ex
ternal explosion had not been definitely
fixed This cablegram it can now he
stated was sent from Washington
Thursday night The fact that it was
dispatched before the arrival of Com
mander Marix bearing the full text of
the report and the evidence appears on
its face to involve contradiction
It can be stated only that the cable
gram was sent to Minister AVoodford
directing him to give this notification
to the Spanish government on Thurs
day night It is believed that the dis
patch went no further than directing
the results to be made known to the
Spanish government with a view of
leaving the responsibility with Spain of
making such response as seems appro
priate on such an occasion Up to to
night no action on the part of the
Spanish government had been officially
communicated to Washington It Is not
doubted that the Spanish ministry and
Minister Woodford had conferred on
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Preparations For Appeals to
Naval Militia v
Three States That Can Furnish All
the Men Required
Not Regarded Probable That the Na
val Militia of the West Will Be
Called Into Service Rsvcnue Cut
ters Work at Dry TortugasHar
monizing BoardBattleship Ore
gon Monitors Getting Togged
OutNaval Movements
Washington March 26As rapidly
as possible the navy department is
puslUng the work of preparation for
calling into active service such of the
naval militia of the various states as
may he needed and will volunteer for
service As already announced the
naval militia of Massachusetts and New
York have tendered its services and
as FOOII as the necessary arrangements
can be made such officers and men as
may he needed will he placed upon the
old monitors now at League Island
navy yard Philadelphia and others on j
the newly acquired yachts and tugs j
purchased for harbor and coast de
At present it is not regarded by the
navy officials as probable that the naval
militia of any of the middle western
states will soon be called into service
The indications now are that a suffi
cient number of men can be secured
from the militia of Massachusetts New
York and New Jersey to meet all re
quirements Should hostilities break
out however It is regarded as extreme
ly likely that the naval militie of both
the middle western and southern states
will be called upon to assist In manning I
auxiliary cruisers and coast defense j I
Naval officials regard the naval mill I
tla as a most valuable adjunct to the
navy proper as it could be utilized not i
only to man the smaller vessels but
could be depended upon as a second I
line of defense As Assistant Secretary
Roosevelt points out there are two j
very Important features which could
be attended to by this second line One
is the placing of mines and the other
the establishment of signal sta ions for
coast defense
The militia of Massachusetts and New
York has bee I given special instructions
in torpedo practice and coast signaling
and the service of such men will prove
of great value It has boon suggested
that the lifesaving stations being un
der government control should be fully
equipped with apparatus for signaling
Among Secretary Longs callers was
Mayor Quincy of Boston who dis
cussed the need of protecting the city
bv suitable armament and first class
ships as well as the two single tur
reted old monitors to be sent there
Mr Long fully shares this sentiment of
his fellow townsmen but there is little
prospect that the better class of ships
can be used north of Hampton Roads
in times of emergency
Commodore Schiey came to bid good
bye to Secretary Long before going to
Hampton Roads to assume command
of the flying squadron He leaves
Washington tomorrow and will raise
his commodores Hag on Monday His
heart is in this particular assignment
and he expressed the greatest satisfac
tion in startlngyor this duty
Another shift was made in the plans
for painting the warships and Captain
Crowninshleld finally determined that
all the ships of the navy should be
painted a dull lead color This was the
color of all federal ships during the
civil war and is said to be the best
fighting color
The naval bureau of ordnance is preparing
tg So oo ul
paring new mounts for a number of
Whitehead torpedoes In order to place
them In the revenue cutters and the
newly acquired yachts and tugs The
torpedo tubes were originally intended
to go below deck but with the new
I craft the tubes and mounts must be
changed for service on the upper decks
I When this work Is done Captain
ONcil I head of the bureau expects to
le able to equip CO craft if occasion
demands with torpedo tubes
The contract for the big steel pier
coal sheds and extensive coal appli
ances for loading war vessels at Dry
Tortugas and Key West were let today
I The Union Bridge company of New
York will build the steel piers etc
i both at Tortugas and Key West the
contract price being 590000 The
tracks cars machinery etc will be
furnished by the Brown Hoisting com
pany of Cleveland 0 for 151000 The
contract calls for completing the ex
tensive work at Tortugas in 180 da s
and at Key West in 190 days
Formal orders were published today
by Captain Shoemaker chief of the
revenue cutter service for the eight
reenue cutters called into the service
of the navy to rendezvous at the Nor
folk navy yard The instructions given
Ito the commanders of the ships were
Ito report at Norfolk between the 29th
I of March and the 5th of April Some
difficulty is anticipated in getting the
cutter Gresham out of the great lakes
She is too long to pass through the
locks of the canals and It may be nec
essary for the department to cut off I
nrJ tp
the stern of the vessel in order to per
mit her passing the locks
Preparations are making by the
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New York March 2GTh pubma
rim > boat Holland wa sglven another
ttal today Silo loft her pier at thc I
Rantan dry docks here shortly after 1 i
noon and accompanied by the tug Sal i
lie P Lnidcrman proceeded toward
Tottenville Mr Holland was in charge
of the new craft After remaining a
short time on the surface the vnssel
was submerged bow first until all
i that was above the surface was the
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CHORUS OF STOCK BROKERS Hold Onto Him If Ho Gets After Spain Holl Trample the Garden and
Break Down the Fence
flagpoles The vessel came up bow
I first showing that she had been turn
ed under water and was perfectly un
der the control of the inventor This
I performance was repeated several
times It was only by the aid of the
flagpoles that the officials of the Hol
land company on the tug Llndernian
were able to follow her She remained
in the sound over two hours and her
trial was successful in every particu
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No Maine Indemnity No War
Call For Volunteers
Spains Reply to McKinley
Jealous of Germany
Our Dividendpayers
Ogden Waterworks Case Decided
Greatness of McGrew
The International Mining Congress
GraecoEoman Wrestling Match
State News I
War Is Unavoidable
Chief Pratt In Charge
In Railway Circles
C C Watson Going to Klondike
Visit of Senator White
Naval Bill In House
Among Malay Pirates
Dramatic and Lyric
Gladstone Waiting For Death I
Will Europe Interfere
In the Social Ecalm 1
Prices Go Down Hill
Easter Gowns 1
ExMining Recorder Monk Sen
To Succeed As an Actress
New Engines of Destruction
Heroes of Cld Sen Fights
Monster Powder Magazines
Fates of Old Titles
Distribution of Offices Among tho
Three Parties
Portland Ore March 6The joint
conference committee appointed yester
day by the Populists Democrats and
silver Republicans on the distribution
of state officers reported this morning
The Populists get the governor attor
I ney general state printer and superin
tendent of public Instruction
I The Democrats get the state treas
urer justice of the supreme court and
I the congressman from the First dis
I I trict while the silver republicans get
the congressman from the Second dis
trict and secretary of state
W R King of Baker county was
nominated for governor on the fifth bal
lot by the Populist convention King is
at present state senator from Baker I
Northern Pa 1 jfcc Sued tt
Special to The Herald
Boise Ida March 26A suit in
equity was filed In the United States
court in this city today by John F
Thompson A A Crane and John B
Godbe all of Kootenai county against
the Northern Pacific Railroad company
The complainants pray that the com
pany be enjoined from interfering with
the performance of a contract entered
Into between the parties for the re
moval of timber on land of the com
Pocatellos Lonesome Goldbug
Special to The Herald
Pocatello Ida March 26S C Win +
ters has called a meeting of the Mc
Kinley Republican county committee
for April 2 He is the only member of I
the committee left in the city the other
two having gone to Alaska Several I
of the outside committeemen have re
signed and most of Winters business
will be the filling of vacancies
Steamship jjrloveiuents
New York Arrived St Paul from
Southampton Hekla from Copenha
gen Umbria from Liverpool Sailed
Campania Liverpool Pennsylvania
Hamburg Fulda Naples Anchoria
Glasgow Alsatia Mediterranean
Queenstown Arrived Etrurla from
New York for Liverpool
Liverpool Arrived Covic from
New York Sailed Lucania New
Philadelphia Sailed Waesland Liv
Havre Arrived La Normandle
New York Sailed La Bretagne New
Movllle Sailed Furnessia New
Southampton Sailed St Louis
New York
Genoa Arrived Scandla New
York Werra New York
Declares That She Will Tolerate No Invasion of Her
r > Rights in Cuba i
sr 1
McKinleys Note to Spain Merely Refers to the Maine Out
rage as a Lamentable Incident r
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Warns the Spanish Government That the Time For Intervention Is Draw
ing NearSpain Deprecates the Sending of Wholesale Relief But Will
Not Resist It Vague Reference to the Destruction of the MaineWill
Not Accept the Verdict of the American Court Will Hot Tolerate Any
Step Intended to Lead to the Overthrow of Spanish Rule In Cuba
Wants Arbitration I tr
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New York March 2A dispatch to
the World from Madrid says Presi
dent McKinley has cabled two notes to
Spain this week through Minister
Woodford One deals with the destruc
tion of the Maine the other with Pres
ident McKinleys plan of humanitarian
intervention by the United States in
the Cuban war Both notes are ex
pressed in strong firm language with
out suggestion of threat They are
perhaps merely preliminary
For the destruction of the Maine the
president demands no indemnity He
merely acquaints the Madrid govern
ment with the fact that the naval
court of inquiry finds that the ship was i
blown up in Havana harbor by an ex i
ternal agency and that nothing but a II
mine or torpedo of the largest size
could have wrought such destruction
The president submits the facts to the
Spanish government and waits reply
Mr Woodford did not even demand 1
a nearly response
As to the war in Cuba President Mc I
Kinley advised the Spanish govern
ment in the politest terms that the
time is fast drawing near when the
United States would be compelled to
act upon the warning so often given I
to Spain since the struggle in Cuba
The president clearly intimated that
the war in Cuba must cease but he
fixed no date The note thus makes
the question of Cuban Intervention par
amount to the Maine catastrophe I
which the presidents memorandum re
fers to merely as a lamentable inci
dent The issue and t roblems of the
Cuban war the United States govern
ment now calls urgently to the atten
tion of Spain declaring that the con
ditions now prevailing In Cuba so near
to the shores of the United States
have long been intolerable to thtf
American people
Spain was reminded bv Minister
Woodford that the action of the presi
dent and his representatives during the
present late administration has always
been aimed at the preservation of peace
and the promotion of cordial relations
with Spain
She has had the widest scope in
choosing her own methods to restore
peace in her American colonies and has
The United States against its own
wishes and desires has become con
vinced that Spain has made no sub
stantial progress either towards the
pacification of Cuba or the realization
of the aspirations of the people of her
Reports from the United States con
suls like those of agents of all Euro
pean powers who have opportunities
for inquiry have been most unfavorable
to Spain
President McKinley signifies to the
government of Spain his intentions of
immediately communicating all facts
in his possession regarding Cuhi and
the Maine report probably also to con
gress He further contemplates steps
which will make the distribution of re
lief by the United States to the Cubans
more effective and upon a much larger
The nearest approach to a threat in
President McKinleys memorandum
which is said to be strongly argued and
couched in the most dignified but un
mistakable terms is the statement that
In making fresh contributions for the
relief of the suffering people in Cuba
the American people expect a practical I
term assigned for the complete rstora I
tion of peace and order in that island
The Spanish reply is equally firm It
resolutely asserts the intention of Spain
not to tolerate any invasion of Spanish
rights or any step intended to lead to
the overthrow of the Spanish rule in
Cuba r
Spain deprecates sending wholesale
relief in the manlier suggested by Presi
dent McKinley on the ground that it
will encourage rebels separatists in the
term employed even if it does not lead
to actual conflict between the authori I
I ties of the United States and Spain
I But Spain does not refuse the alms I
I ftflotd
1 She I will not resist this step probably
Spain lays much stress upon the ef
fects she has made to satisfy the views
of the United States and to preserve
cordial relations while endeavoring to
implant home rule and thus hasten the
pacification of Cuba which has been
retarded so long only because of the I
moral and material assistance given
from the United States and the large
rebellion fund raised in North America
On the Maine question Spain makes
conciliatory but vague responses hop
ing that a just solution will be found
declining to accept the American naval
court verdict as final and suggesting
possible arbitration of the entire ques
I tion along with her own claims against
the United States
Credit Obtained By War Minister
Fortifications Strengthened
New York March 26Tlte Worlds
Madrid correspondent says that the
Spanish flotilla now on the way from
the Canary Islands consists of three
tcrpedo boats three destroyers and the
merchant steamer City of Cadiz carry
ing coal It has been stated that there
are 13 vessels In the fleet
The Spanish government is endeavor
ing to secure torpedo destroyers and
cruisers in England and a cruiser from
Great activity is reported at Cadiz
Ferrctl and Cartagena arsenals Coast
defenses are being strengthened in
Spain the Balaric Islands Couta and
the Canary Islands
The minister of war has obtained a
credit of 1300000 for war stores
Intense excitement has been caused
in political and financial circles and
In fact among all classes of society
by the news of the report on the Maine
In fact even the ministerial papers
like the Liberal and Correo Correspond
cia say Spain can go no farther In con
cessions to the United States
Much disposition is still manifested
by the press and governing classes to
expect moral and material assistance
from European powers if war or a ser >
ious corflict arise
Probably the Madrid foreign office
will soon place a review of the whole
Spanish case and the relations be
tween Spain and the United States be
fore Europe and the American republics
in the shape of a memorandum or an
official circular to Spanish representa
tives abroad
Likely to Make Its Appearance With
out Interference >
Washington March iNo protest or
representations ot any Kind respecting the
advance of the Spanish torpedo tlotllKt
have been made up to the present tim
I so far as can be learnt I in the best t posted
quarters The movements of this flotilla
continue to be watched with the keenest
Interest by naval olIiclaN and close esti
mates are being made us to their location
today and thr time intervening before
their arrival at Porto Rico The navy
denartment calculates that the run from
the Canaries to San Juan Porto Rico
which Is expected to be the first stopping
point is 2MX miles It is believed they
have already covered about 400 miles of
this distance Thy are moving slowly
being accompanied by a collier whUfc
retards them and the remainder of tho
trip will take 12 or 14 days Although the
movement is gravely discussed by ths
highest naval oflitlals It Is not accom
panied b > any in nation that steps to
ward actually Intercepting the flotilla
have been matured or even considered
except In the mot general way It Is
stated on high authority that the reports
that the flying squadron under Commo
dore Schley might be utilized In this con
nection are not warranted by any steps
thus fur taken On the contrary it is
point d out the entire plan of the firing
lJ orm i
< igUtfirbn l gn
squtfartm would have developed long be
fore the torpedo flotilla left the Canaries
and it was designed for another line oC
In this connection Representative Hil
born of California one of the senior
members of the house committee < < on naval
anars was at the navy department to
day and talked with the officials concern
ing the movements of th Spanish flotilla
Mr Illborn presented a new phase of tho
movement and one not In lino with the
current view of naval officials
Jirst not for us to Interfer in any wayf
with the movement of the Spanish tor
pedo flotlla or other Spanish vessels
said he The high seas are an open
highway to the ships of the world and
while there is no declaration of war wo
are not In a position to say that these
torpedo aisP shall not move as Spain
bees lit to direct them When we are
assembling our own ships at Key West
and other points It Is not the tin for us
to Intercept tho movements of Spanish
ships Tht would be an overt act and
not permissible in the absence of a
declaration of war
Substance of a Demand Shortly to Ba
Made On Spain
Washington n C March 2fiIt can
he stntea on positive information that
this government will if it has not al
ready done so inform Spain that the
conditions now existing in Cuba have
become intolerable to the people of
this country and that hostilities on
the island must close This policy is
in di ect line with the views of the
president as expressed in his last
message to congress on Dec G In that
message he said
The instructions given to our new
minister to Spain before his departure
for hIs post directed him to impress
upon that government the sincere wish
of the United States to lend Its aid to
ward the ending of the war in Cuba
by reaching a peaceful and lasting re
sult just and honorable alike to Spain
and the Cuban people These instruc
tions recited the character and dura
tion of the conflict the widespread
leases it entails the burdens and re
straints it imposes upon us with con
stant disturbance of national interests
and the injuries resulting from an In
definite continuance of this state of
+ s t s s s s a
No solution was proposed to which
the slightest Idea of humiliation to
Spain could attach and Indeed precise
proposals were withheld to avoid em
barrassment to that government
After reading the substance of Spains
reply received on Oct 23 last the pres
ide t says
The immediate amelioration of ex
isting conditions under the new admin
istration of Cuban affairs is predicted
and therewith all the disturbances and
all occasion of any change of attitude
on the part of the United States
Since the delivery of this message
evidence has accumulated showing be
yond all question that the promise made
ii behalf of the new administration to
relieve the conditions in Cuba have not
been fulfilled or accomplished On the
contrary the evidence which has reach
ed the president shows conclusively
that the situation is dally becoming
more serious In view of these facts
this government has decided to take If
lit j I has not already taken definite action
by notifying Spain that while disown
ing any other object than that dictated
by a cense of honor and Justice to a
stiicken and starving people it must
Insist first that hostilities be brought to
a speedy termination
So far as known no specific date has
been fixed within which the war must
he terminated but it is believed that It
is the purpose of the administration not
to permit of any unnecessary or ex
tended delay It Is I known in high of
ficial circles that many of the people
highest in authority in Spain Including
members of the ministry are extreme
ly weary of the conflict in Cuba and
would willingly accede to any reason
able terms for a settlement of the whole
question by granting to Cuba her in
dependence on an indemnity basis The
opposition to this plan comes from the
factions opposed to the present admin
istration who demand extreme meas
ures if necessary to retain control oC
the island In view of these condi
tions what will be the answer to oUt
I demand cannot be foretold

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