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House Declines To Follow Suit

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■Washington, May 21. - Cuban affairs furnished the house with a day of bitter partisan debate. The resolution appropriating $50,000 for the relief of American citizens was adopted without a diseenting vote, but the Democrats endeavored to forcé consideration aiso of tho Morgan resolution for recognition of the belligerency of the insurgents. They accused the Kepublicans of endeavoring to evade thls issue, but the dominant party, through its spokesman, Hitt, made the important statement that the Republicans desired not to embarrass negotiations which were being projected by President McICinley to secure the independence of Cuba. While Hitt disclaimed presidential authority for his statement It was well known that hehad been in consultation with McKinley on the question and knew whereof he spoke. The committee on rules presented a report giving two hours' debate on the relief resolution. Bailey endeavored to present the views of the minority of the ccmmittee and to move a recommittal, but was declared out of order by Speaker Reed. He made a strong speech and was given the unanimous support of Democrats, Populista and silverites, whtle hut three Kepublieans - Cooper of "Wiseonsln, Colson of Kentucky, and Kobbins of Pennsylvania - voted to consider t?ie senate resolution. The galleries wert packed and manifested their usual sympathy for Cuba. The speeches ■vere made by Dalzell. Bailey, Hitt, Grosvenor. Williams of Mississippl. Livingston of Georgia, Wheeler, McMillIn, Sirr.pson, Huil of Iowa and Erown cf Ohio. Robbins of Pennsylvania gave a erraphlc description of the situation In Cuba based on a personal visit. The house rejected the third confererce report on the opening of the X'tah gilsonlte landa and inetructcd lts conferrees to support a plan proposed by Lacey of Iowa by which the eecreatry of the interior would lease the lands, the covernment receiving a royalty and proeior.s agalnft a monopoly belng made.


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