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Washington, May 21- After alongand xciting debate the joint resolution recognizing the existence of a state of war in Cuba and declaring that strict neutrality shall be maintained by the United States passed the senate by the decisive vote of 41 to 14 at a late hour yesterday afternoon. The announcement oí the vote was received with tumultuous applause by the galleries, whjch drew from Hawley an emphatic protest against "mob demonstration." The resolution as passed is as follows: "Resolved, etc., That a condition of public war exista between the government oL Spain and the government proclaimed and for some time maintained by force of arms by the people of Cuba, and that the United States of America shall maintain a strict neutrality between the contending parties, aecording to each all -the rights of belligerents in the ports and territory of the United States." Vote 011 Final Passage, The vote on the final passage of the resolution was as follows: Yeas- Bacon, Baker, Bate, Berry, Butler, Carter, Chandler, Chilton, Clarke, Clay, Cockrell, Cullom, Davls, Deboe, Foraker, Gallinger, Gorman, Hansbrough, Harris of Kansas, Heitfeld, Jones of Arkansas, Kenney, Lindsay, McBride, Mantle, Mason, Mills, Morgan, Nelson, Pasco, Pettigrew, Pettus, Pritchard, Rawlins, Shoup.Stewart, Thurston, Tillman, Turner, Turpie, Walthall- 41. Nays- Allison, Burrows, Caffrey, Fairbanks, Gear, Hale, Hanna, Hawley, Hoar, Spooner, Wellington, Wetmore, White and Wilson- 14. Hale's JVIotion to Refer Defeated. The voting occurred after an exciting debate participated in by Thurston, Elkins, White, Fairbanks, Hale, Spooner and Gorman. Thurston, who presided over the Republican national convention at St. Louis, recalled the stirring scène when that convention enthusiastically inserted a Cuban plank in the platform, and declared that this resolution was in partial fulfillment of that pledge. Elkins and White urged a conervatlve course and an inquiry by a Kraimittee. Then came the flrst vote - Ihat on the Hale motion to refer. It was 1 test ot strength, and the defeat of the motion assured the passage of the resoution. Fairbanks tried to stem the Ude by offering a compromise proposition, somewhat on the lines of the Cuban plank at St. Louis, but it met the same fate as the Hale motion. ï'ears It "Will Leild to War. Th Is brought Hale forward for a final protest. He spoke with intense earnestness and feeling, and with a trace of bitterness in his words. He declared that the elements opposed to the adminlstration - Democrats and Populista - had furnished the bulk of the vote In favor of the resolution, and that the foreign policy of the administration was thus to be dictated by its opponents. He expressed the fear also that the resolution would lead to war wlth Spain. Spooner added his protest against tylng the hands of the administration. Gorman closed the debate, resenting the suggestion that party Unes were drawn on the resolution. and asserting that the administration should have dispatched a war vessel to Cuba to protect our officials on the island. The final vote was then takpn and the senate adJourned until next Monday.


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