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OL. XLVI. 10. 137 ROOK I8LAVD. IU. TUESDAY, MARCH 29 1898. PRIOR THRRR ORRTt. II RESTLESS SPIRIT REICNS. Itoth Houses of Congress are on the Very Verge of Declaring War at Once. SECRETARY ALGER SPEAKS ON SUBJECT. ZSSJffi Looks as if the House Might Actually Override Speaker Ken! at any Moment. All Matters Have Been Submitted to Spain and an Early Answer is Awaited. WMhlnfrtn. Mtrrh 39 Senators and others, who taHed with tka pres ident la alffht, today y propo s.tloa tor armtattea has rasa from Spain, and while it if being coaaid arat in connection with other nc of doty of military supplies was pissed. pwiik Oc n at ea la raaaa. Madrid, March 39. i complete tranquility prevails hern and In the province: pablic opinion if quieted tiatioaa. the president Insisted that I bj the bf lief that the difficulties be- aay proposed armittica matt be con pied with other eonditiona which Spain haa not ihown a disposition t fjooept. and prhape will not accept The tenor of the conditions are not ted. h it look to permanent peaoe and aalt fovrnmnnt f r the Cnbant It wna stated by -an aanntor tan, matteri wonld be brought to n kei J wttkia a eery abort time. Al tka eloee of the cabinet meeting t day. Alger gar ml the statement to tka effeet tkat all membere of tka ethinet ware in kearty aceoid witk the president, and tke atatemeat oaclnde P. may be nld farther there need be no fear that the presi dent will not act He . t no time; In preventing act oaly the Maiae in ideal, kt the wkole litnatina t Soeln. aad tke rountry can wall a ford tn wait the result of negotla tiona. which will be promptly made niowa whaler, r tke reelt " WlMM nN W.r I 't'" ? Waakington. March In the net. Rawlins, ol Utah, introduced joial resolution raaogalaiag the in. ' penlenca of Caba aad declaring war against Spain. Maeoa followed the Introduction of the reeolatinae with a strong war h whick tka galleries vigor ously applauded Tke popnllsta and silver republicana of notk houses held a conference today resulting in the introduction of Cuban independ eoco resolutions in the senate by Allea. and in tha house by Bell. A very determined movement is on fool among the members of the b uee in which prominent members of b tn parties are cooperating tc bring a proposition for Intervention In Caba I a vote if n?rj by an arbitrary overruling of the chair. A very prominent leader says there will be ao delay beyond Thursday. Foraker offered a resolution for Cuban Independence, and sprke cf the delays caused by the Del. ime in cident and the Maine incident, but declared tke Cuban peetton would r ase up whatever was dona with tb ktaiae. la regard to reports of threatened dleturbaace m Havana, IHy said thi forenoon tkat a Ulegram from l.e shoes there is no oroasioa for alsrm lag reports as to the situation In llv vaaa. Fryn IatrodaceJ a resolution re nting the condition of Cuba, and di reetiag the president in kis discre tion to take stepe to drive tke aaval aad military frrcee frrm tke inland Tka Raw line-Foraker Frye resold ttoae went to tke foreiga relations committee. ta tke h ir Marsk. ckairmaa of tke militia committee, iatrodoccd a xat reeoluti -n declaring war be tween Seme and tke United States A raaolation frr tke importation twecn Spain and the United States will be arranged in a friendly man. aer. The newspapers place grait atrass upon tha conference between Woodford and Sega t a to take place this afternoon. as-AMssi mi t i tiii: MUM-. Fall sr e mm ta ssae nnawj tMiMW mm4 cSMekJaa. mi POWDER or ih Sam Aanamnansm Ihm Amr1rin Report. Wahlnct' n. March it. A f ull ;ync psls ef th report of the Spanlah r.aval rom mis!r,n hi. h InxrstiKat-d the destruc ti' n f the battleship Maine la here given br the Associated 1'roee. It Is taken fri.ni a cupy of the original report hi. h It now .,n ir way here fr. in Ha vana, the avnop'is Ulna; cabled in the aeantln,. and -t. flay placed in the hands of this government. The c. inclu sion" reached are directly opposite to th"e In the report of the court af in quiry sutimltttd to lonsrcse M -relay. The synopsis is as follows: "The re port contains declarations made by ocu lar wltnss. and experts. From the-se si st-merits it clearly ldues ai d proves the alienee f all those attendant clr-rurtt.ni-s which are Invariably pres ent rn the occasion of the xplt4on of a torpedo. "The evidence of witnesses compara tively cloee to ihe Maine at the moment Is to the effect that only one explosion ocriirre.1, that no column t water was thrown Into the air; that no shock to th side of the nearest --ssel was felt, cor on land was any vitration noticed. and that no dead fish wore found. The evidence of the nlor pilot of the har tor states that th'.r- U abundance of fish in the harbor, and this Is corro borate. 1 by other witnesses. Th. as sistant engineer of works states that after explosion made during the execu tlon of works in the harbor he has al ways found dead fish. "The divers were unable to examine the bottom of the Maine, which was hurled In the mud. but a careful exam ination of the sides of the vessel, the rents snd bn aks in which all point out ward, shows without a doubt that the exflosion was from the Inside. A min ute examination of the bottom of the hart., r around the vessel shows abso lutely no siKii i f the action of a torpedo, and the fiscal I Judge advocate of the comm. ss. on can find no precedent for the explosion of the storage magazines of a vessel by a torpedo. "The report makes clear that owing to the special nature of the proceedings follow, d and the absolute respect shown for the extra-tc rrttortalldad of the Main, the commission has been pre vented from making such an examina tion of the Inside cf the vessel as would determine even by hypothesis the In ternal origin of the accident. This is to be attributed to the regrettable refusal to permit the necessary co-operation of the Spanish commission both with the romman ler and crew of the Maine and the different American officials commissioned to investigate the causes of the accident, and later on with those employed In salvage work. The report finishes by stating that an examination of the Inside and out side of the Maine as BBaa as sueh exam ination may b p- sslh'.c . as also of the bottom where the v ss,- rests, will prove that, surpcslng the remains of the wreck net to fee, totally or partially alterrd In the process of extraction, the explosion wis un!-uMedly due to some interior cam." OM.HI Mr ARC FOR ACTIO. i.t Inclined t Walt Anr Uagr II for Tkia nHsl Mmhm. Washington. March After ad Jecurnment of the h-use yesterday there wae c-r.sljerable discussion over a pro posed consolidation of forces In the house who f . r s m" f rm of In-medi ate action cn the Cuban issue There wast a strong feeling shown over the . 'ame In the message cf any outline of a definite administration policy, and a derided disposition was apparent not to await any further de'ay nor resort to tetnporis'nar tr.cssures. The project to furnish ad libitum relief supplies to the Cuban non-combetar.ts Is meeting with opr"ttlon to which members on loth .. , f the h use have :vn vol. e in private d sc-ussi. n on the ground, first that "ipaln alone Is responsible for the condition en the Island and. aecund. the extending of such large and probably assttaeed aid abroad Is unjust to the peep; of this country The steps taken yesterday on thta line were of an Ir.for mat nature Kepreeer.tatlve Hull, of towa. chalrrran of th house committee on military affairs. Is leading the move ment for prompt action. A number of eenatrrs snd r-prc-snta tlvee of b.,th parties conferred with the president at the White House Isst night It taaaj&jttat Ue jiuaion curcud bi taost Cf those whotalked with McKin ley waa that congress was inclined to object to further delay towards a settle ment of the Spanish situation, and that unless the next message was more defi nite the radical members could not be held tn check. At the meeting of the senate committee on foreign relations tomorrow Senator Frye will move that the committee remain In continuona session until the questions relating to the Maine. Cuba and Spain are fettled. Foraker will introduce today a resolu tion recognizing the Independence of Cuba. er Reed. Dlngley (tha ho majority), nor Bailey (the Democratic leader of the house). woull make ar.y comment on the mes sage. Other members, however, w ere not ao reticent. Their comments ranged all the way from approval of the message out-and-out to entire disapproval of tha fact that if""!!d net propose war Imme diately, falling a complete back-down by Spain. Hopkins of Illinois favored intervention at once. Landls of Indiana was equally radical. Many of the men Interviewed were non-committal. Dem ocrats were Inclined to criticise the message for its lack of announcement of a viperous policy. OCR UK MAN US I PON SPAIN. Now Declared to nave Been Very Positive Spain's Reply Energetic. London, March 29. The Madrid cor respondent or the Dally Mail gives a version of the negotiationa between United Statea Minister Woodford and the Spanish cabinet last week differing somewhat from that given by The standard's Madrid correspondent. He says: "The note which General Wood ford presented on Wednesday was of a commlnatory nature. It demandec that Spain put an end to the war In Cuba Immediately, recapitulating the damage to American interests, and fur ther hinting that the war was a danger to the public health of the United States, the continual smuggling be tween the coasts of Cuba and Floridi being the means of conveying the yel low fever. ' Spain's reply was energetic. It de clares that tho war would have been ended long ago. but for the material and moral help and support the rebels were continually receiving from the United States. The Spanish note com- plalm of thn policy followed by th-? Unit d States in demanding from Spain the termination of a war which the Unit, d States were virtually maintain ing by the proser.ee of a squadron In the rcighliorhood of Cuba, end by or ganizing succor for the rcconcentrado3 In a manner that would bo offensive to an nation, as well as by keeping in Havana a consul who is publicly the agent ard representative of the rebels. "Public opinion rejects all Idea ol yielding ami apparently neither desires nor fears war with the United States. Tet Spain knows she is confronted with the most serious conflict she has had to face since the Napoleonic wars. There Is an ominous absence of excll ment amonc the people, whose one topic Is tho possibility of war. It !s the calm before a storm, whic h will i!.-;tk v. hen the American ultimatum comes ANN ARi;OK STl DKNTS VOI.l NTF.Illt. The spring remedy that la better than all others is Paine's Celery Compound Thousands have been aired by it. physicians us and rec ommeud It We Recommend It. Wo have it Try a bottle. UARTZ & ULLEMETER, 301 Twentieth St Offer Their E0 -vices ta the CoTernment in c use of llosttlitlr. Washington. March 2?. Secretary Al gcr yesterday pave out for pttbUcattioi a telegram from Ann Arbor. March :N which says: " The students of the Unt- versity of Micliican stand liv the ad ministration an-i tender services in cas; f war'- This is signed: "Stude nts o' the University of Mic hipan." Trie sec retary'e reply was teat yesterday and reads: ' Message sent by you tender- ng your services to the government should we have war. was delivered us me to the president who greatly ap preciates It. I am sure all wish for continued peace if we can have It with honor. ut should we unhappily be plunsed into war it Is gratifying to know that reeds, nationality, and party afSiia tions will nil merge into one thought. and that the defense of the nation's honor and its flag. I am happy to know that among those who are willing to make the sacrifice, if need L. the students of the great university of mv state stand among the list of thosj noble young rr.en who are ready fcr call." ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS The little son of John KHnger, of New London, Wis . was attacked by an en rased heifer and severely gored In the neck and face. According to notice given on Satur day the York cotton mills In Saeo, Me., opened yesterday, but out of 1,600 strik ing employes only 200 went to work. T. A. Gifford and wife, of Edserton, Wi., who narrowly escaped suffocation by coal gas. have nearly recovered. though they were nearly SO years of ape. ICetnrni of the Spanish Flections. Madrid, March 29 The latest election returns show that III Ministerialists, 46 Conservatives, 7 Romeriasts, In Re publicans and 3 Carlists have been elected. Advices from Havana show that 4 Autonomists and 2 Conservatives have been returned. Minister Woodford Confers with Gallon. Madrid, March 29. United State3 Minister Woodford had an important conference last night with Senor Gul lor.. the foreign minister, and communi cated to him an extract from the report of the American board of inquiry into the Maine disaster. All the Ship Painted War Color. Key west, l- :a., -vtarcn 2it. By mgnt fall yesterday all the ships in the harbor ex.-ept the Cincinnati were paUited a lead color from water line to smoke- strxk tor. Amailcan Securities Hooming- I.ondim. March 29. On the streets yesterday American securities were booming, at one to three points higher. SPRING OVERCOATS All the light shades in top coats. Overcoats for men who wish to dress proper. No tailor can turn them out in better style prices almost half tailor prices fit much better in many cases. Overcoat Prices, Democrat le Victory at Council BtnfTs. Council Bluffs. Ia., March 29. The city election held here yesterday re sulted in a victory for the Democrats, they electing Victor Jennings mayor over C. R. Randlett, Republican, by a majority of T.TS. Of all the city offices th-- Republicans only elected one ward alderman and the auditor. ' IHdiifroa liny Report Next Fall. London, March 29. Curzon. the par liamentary secretary of the foreign of fice, announced In the house of com mons yesterday tr.at the final report ol UK Dolapoa bay arbitrators might be expected early in the autumn. Kepnbllrans Win at Oskalnosa. Oskaloosa, la., March 29. The muni cipal election was a Republican victory, that party electing three out of five aldermen. Keirhstag Adopts th Navy Bill. Kerlin, March 29. The nlehstag yes terday definitely adopted the navy bill without division and amid cheers. National Volunteer Movement, Warhinpton. Mar.h 29 Adjutant General Corbin received a telegram vs tc rcay from Gens. Sch. field. Howard nnd McCook. a committee representing the National Volunteer Reserve, aa fell ows: "S;-eak well of and support our rrat Union movement cf not:h"rn and uthern veterans, forever puttins asid the shadow of sectlc r.ali.-m. strengthen ins the president s hamls. anil elec larmir the firmness ard loyalty of the people to the nation. 1'u all newspapers throughout the country to publish en rollmer.t blanks. The National Volun teer Res?rve movement will have all the effect of the president calling out volunteers, and this without delay or exp- r.se to government or creating too much feeling as an act of war." Mason Thank Ilr. Powell. I-nCre.sse. Wis.. Mar.h 29 Dr. Geo. E. Powell, who accepted the challenge issued to Senator Mason by Har.en el Cardo, the Spanish editor, yesterday received the following letter fr. m Sen ator Mason: "Dear Doctor: I thank you for your maeriflcent letter and the spirit of patriotism it shows. I must decllr.e to let you fight for me. Let's clean out the wh nation and move them off the continent. I enclose a let ter from a your.g man of Dayton, O., who wants to take your place." i oanecrUeeat l .litis Gets Orders, South WalkT. Cnn., March 29. Connecticut National Guard Brigadier General Russell Frost issued the follow ing order yesterday. "Until further orders officers commanding organiza tions cf the Connecticut National Guard will not absent themselves from their home stations for a period exceeding I twenty-four hours at one time except by a regularly Issued leave of absence.' For that Urad faeliag voo moat enrich and purify your blood. Hood's SafaapariUa is tka medic! no yoo The -Voice" at a Political Meeting. A candidate at an election was known to bo struugly in favor of flogging m tbo annv. He said he saw no necessary disgrace attached to being flogged. "Why," cried he, "I was flogged my self once, and it was for telling the truth." "And it cured 'eo, naw doubt," said a rustic in the meeting. 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