Washington, Feb. S.- Senator Masón has torced the Cuban battle ín the senate. His resolution calling upun the president to declare and maimain peace was introduced and the senator írom Illinois gave notice thai he would speak to his resolution next day. This is the Masón resolution: "Resolved, That the president of the United States be and is heieby requested to notify Spain and the insurgents of Cuba that the wat (so-called) must at once cease and be discontinued, and that the United States of America hereby declare and will maintain peace on the island of Cuba." Senator Allen of Nebraska offered as an amendment to the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill the Morgan vesolution for the recognition of the belligerency of Cuba. He said he hoped it would be speedily acted upon by the committee on foreign relations so that it would not be defeated in the senate by a point of order. Hale said it would still be subjected to such a point and Allen gave notice that he would appeal from any decisión adverse tp the amendment and test the sense of the senate on the subject. Caiinoii's Kesolution. Senator Camión offered the following resolution for the ïeeognition of Cuban independence: "Wfiereas, The people of the republic of Cuba are and of right ought to be free and independent; and, ''Whereas, The continuanoe of the barbaroua warfare of Spain in her attempt to subjugate the patriots of that republic is in violation of the law ot' humanity, is a menace to the freedom and progiess of the people9 of the western hemisphere, and is full justiflcation for a deraand by the government of the United States Spain shall withdraw her land and naval foroes from Cuba and Cuban waters and shall leave the republic and her people to the enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; therefore, be it Given Until March i. "Resolved, By the senate that the president of the United States is urged to notify the kingdom of Spain that if Spain shall fail to recognize the independence of the republic of Cuba on or before the 4th day of March, 1898, the government of the United States will on that date recognize the belligerency of the Cuban patriots and will within ninety days thereafter assert the independence of the iepublic of Cuba."