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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL- XLXII NO 163
fiOCX ISLABD, ILL., MONDAY, APBIL 23 1835.
LITTLE BUT SAUCY.
Nicaragua Makes Things Inter-
esting for John Bull.
FIRST MOTE IS THE GAME BAFFLED.
Orcnpatioo or Cm-la Mad Practically
t'wlna by Declaring the Port Cloard
KlT..ri of th raited State and Central
Auicrieaa Governmcata to Indoea Slca
- ngu to Par Vp Fall, and She Cllac to
tbe llojw of Carta Mn'i Iaterrratloa
Sitcatioa Mnrh Mora Complicated.
Washington-, April 29. The United
States government has been oiH?ially in
formed of the occupation by tbe British cf
f'.o city of Corinto, Nicaragua. Tho sit-
' uation in that country la at this writing
a? louuns. v-iit-.iii xjriuun nas occupieu
Cjrint.i, the principal seaport of Nicara
gua, and tho British flijj waves above the
t'jwn. The three ships. Royal Arthur,
'Satellite and Wild Swan, have taken po
sitions where they can commend the ap
proaches to the town. Tho Xicarafruans
military aud civilians have abandoned
place, tho soldiers withdrawing to the
' Lights oa the mainland Corinto Is on a
sort of island and preparing to fight, it
seems, if tho Britisn shall make any ef
fort to move into the Interior.
sharp I'l.j Itj the Kicaragaan.
To checkmate the British and prolong
and complicate the trouble with tho ap
parent intention of forcing the difficulty
into tho domain of tho Monroe doctrine
and getting it where the United States
. :ust interfere, the Xicnragoan govern
ment has closed the port of Corinto. This
will prevent merchant ships from enter-
' ing to discharge cargo, for if they should
do so the goods could not go Into the ln
trriur without danger of seizure by the
Nicnroguans. The only way to meet this
'iove, for tho British, will be for them to
occupy other Nicarnguan ports as they
arc mado ports of entry, until the whole
const Is blockaded ; or declare war and
capture tbe capital, Managua.
Washington Diplomats Mnrprixed.
The news was a surprise to the state
department here. It was believed that
the only difficulty in the way of a speedy
settlement of the trouble was that arising
from trouble experienced by the Nicara
gunn government in raising the money
hastily, and that the British admiral
would be Indulgent on this point when
once sntiafl -d of the disposition of the
Xicaracunns to comply with the torms of
tho ultimntum otherwise had never been
doubted by tho department. As soon as
i the British had occupied Corinto the
j Nirnrngunns destroyed tho telegraphio
otinectlon between that point and tbe
of the world, and tho British coin
,Tu unlrr will have to send his dispatches
by boat to the nearest cable telegraph sta
tion. Only Making the Matter Worse.
There does not sevm to be nny doubt
anywhere of the riirht of Ureal Britain to
demand nn l collect this smart money, for
ii maltreating Pro-Consul Hatch tho
Nicaragur.ns were insulting the British
llus; a thing that no nation submits to,
whether the insulter U big or little. And
tliU resistance and attempt to prevent tho
British from getting tbo money will, it Is
rxpcc;ed, only mnko the cost greater to
Nicaragua, for tho British will be fikely
to add tbe cost cf collecting to tho ori
ginal sum. It is doubtful, moreover,
whether tho closing of Corinto is such a
threwil move. It is a well-established
principlo of international law that ono
pnymentnf dutu-s is enough, and if tho
British collut-t tuetu and ibe Xicaraguans
K-Ue tho goods she may have thum to pay
WEST BACK UN IXCLE SAM.
Effused to Aecept a Compromise Obtained
L j Ambauidor Hazard.
It turns, out that Admiral Stephenson,
of tlie British licet, received Nicaragua's
r'jily to tho ultimatum on Friday and
-Tn.it tho reply was an absolute refused to
'm7Ljtcv with tho ultimatum. A dispatch
from London says that "Ambassador
B.iyar.1, acting under instructions from
Washington, represented to the British
foreign ollico that Nicaragua, if given
two weeks additional timo from tho ex
piration of tho three days fixed In tbe
ultimatum, would meet Great Britain's
demand for tho paymont of 13,000
indemnity for the expulsion of Pro-Con-f
i Hatch. Lord Kimberly acceded to
this, and as it was presumed that the
state depnrttnciit at Washington was act
ing for Nicaragua it was thought that the
incident would be closed without further
complications. But as Nicaragua refused
a', tho lust moment to acquiesce in this ar
rangement tho original plan of occupying
Corinto was carried out."
It is evident that both the United
States and the Central American repub
lics were anxious to secure a peaceful set
tlement of the difficulty by the payment
the indemuity demanded by Great
ruain lur (tie expulsion ui Mr iviuinm
Hatch. Guatemala, San Salvador and
Costa Kica strongly urged Nicaragua to
pay tbe T,00J Indemnity to Great Brit
aia. The present president of Costa Kica
even went so far as to offer to contribute
one-fifth of the amount, but popular senti-
er.t in Nicaragua was so set against
' Kuland that the administration decided
not to yield.
It is not known exactly what represent
ations were mode to the state department
here by Nicaragua or Nicaragua's repre
sentative to induce Secretary Gresham to
cable llayard these instructions. It is
believed, however, that the Nicaraguan
government rejected the plan to save it
self from tho wrath of the people and in
the hopeof ultimately inducing the active
intervention of the United States. It is
fed that tbe stale department has all
f along advised Nicaragua thAt the expul
sion of Consul Hatch was an offense that
no (elf -respecting country could overlook
and that prompt reparation was due Great
When Lampton and Wiltbank, citizens
of the United States, were expelled from
Blocnclds last July for alleged complicity
in the conspiracy to defy Nicaraguan so
thorny on tLe Mosquito coast, in which it
was said Consul Hatch was involved, tho
state department took suca vigorous steps
4oat Lampion and Wiltbank were not
. -Inly permitted to return, bat they were
restored to all their rights and property.
honor. At that time it was oeiievea in as
Nicaragua would show the same willing
ness to furnish redress to Lugiand that
she did to the United S.aU-a.
But by continued delay matters were
allowed to reach the acute stage, and
Great Britain, in accordance with the
terms of her uitiuialuin. Mixed Corinto to
enforce the payment of tba indemnity
claiitwa to be due her. Much interest is
manifested in diplomatic circles in tho
situation. Secretary Gresham drove to
Woodlcy yesterday afternoon and had a
long consultation itb-tbe president.' It
was thought that some statement would
lie made, but upm his return the secre
tary declined to give out anything.
rOMTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
No lalerfereaee While John Hull Dors
Not Attempt a Land Urate.
From the best information obtainable
It seems almost certain that the adminis
tration will not attempt any interference
with the dispute as long as Greet Britain
confines itself to the collection of the in
demnity. The United States have main
tained in tho past that European powers
could, in their international dealings with
South and Central American countries,
conduct their disputes ia their own wny
as long as they did not seek to overthrow
existing governments, set up monarchic
or protectorates, or acquire territory.
If the occupancy of Corinto fails in its
object and Great B -itain should declare
war on Nicaragua, it is said that the ad
ministration would still decline to inter
fere so long as tbe war was carried on
not for the aggrandizement of Great Brit
ain or the acquisition of territory, but for
the sole purpose of collecting tho in
demnity. It is pointed out that for the
United States to interpose to prevent
Kngland from carrying out the present
method of collecting the debt would be
equivalent to declaring a virtual protec
torate over Nicaragua and would keep
us Involved in endless broils with Kuro
It would give these states tho privilege
of resisting just claims of other countrus
and taking refugj behind the skirts ol
tho United States. In other words, all
diplomatic correspond mcj relative tc
these states would prnotically be carried
on through Washington. B.-siJes, it
would greatly embarrass this government
in the enforcement of its own claims
against these countries. It is confi lently
believed that rather than suffer the seiz
ure of other ports or Iximbiirtlmunt, Nic
aragua will comply and pay the indem
nity. There is some difference of opinion here
as to whether the declaration of Nicar
agua that Corinto is closed as a port of
entry will be recognized. It is plainly
within the power of any country to close
a port in time of peace, but this country
has always maintained (and in this we
have been sustiuuci by international cus
tom) that in order to close a port an ef
fective blockade must be sustained, and
Kngland has not "bluckad'e.l" Cor.nto.
Tho president of Nicaragua has cabled
to the Associated Press as follows: "Nica
ragua protests before all nations against
the outrage which Great Britain inflicts
upon heriyjn-i military oocugaj)Uoli
the port ofCormtoT in order to siee from
her by force a sum of money which is nut
owed, in absolute disregard of inter na
tional laws, and of the dictates of right,
justice and equity."
BOGUS "MESSIAH" INDICTED.
John J at Ob Schwelnfnrth and Ilis
tleavcu" at Kockford lai Trouble.
RoCfcFOUD, Ills., April 19. Sheriff Ol
iver went to the "heaven" south of this
city with a capias for the arrest of George
Jacob Schweinturth, indicted by the
grand jury for living in open adultery
with inmates of tho place. The bogus
messiah did not come out of the house for
an hour after the arrival of the officers,
but finally accepted service without re
sistance. The sheriff also had an execu
tion to levy on his personal property on
account of George. W. Coudrey's tiO.OoO
judgment, obtained in Chicago, bat every
uoor and window was kept closely locked
and guarded and he was unable to get in
to make the levy.
Schweinfurth was under arrest and in
custody of the sheriff in Kockford six
hours, but finally furnished bail in the
amount of $3,U0o; the bond being signed
by the Weldons, owners of the 600-acre
farm on which tbo "heaven" is located.
The bond Is only good until today, when
Schwcinfutth, Mary Weldon, Isabelle
Tuttlounit Margaret Toft Weldon, will
probably enter pleas to the indictments
returned agaaist them.
DECIDE FOR GOV. TURNEY.
Democrats of the Teunrs.ee Legislative
Committee Make a Keport.
Nashville, April S9. The guberna
torial investigating committee has pre
sented a majority report to the legisla
ture. Tho report finds illegal votes were
cast for Turney and fir Evans. The
losses and gains for each candidate in the
counties and districts investigated are
given and the committee reports that S3,.
UK) illegal Totes were cast by both parties.
After assigning these illegal votes to the
candidate for whom the committee re
ports they were cast, the committee re
ports that by the face of the returns Gov
ernor Turney has a plurality of 3,S5d
votes over Kvans. Seven Democrats
signed the report and the five Republican
members will file a minority report. The
joint convention of the legislature will
meet tomorrow to consider the report and
adopt or neot it. The report is based on
violation of the poll tax law.
Free stiver Pint, Last sm forever.
Effingham, Ills., April SA The Demo
crats of Effingham county met In this
city to select delegates to the state con
vention at Springfield. June 6. Resolu
tions were unanimously adopted in favor
of lo-to 1 free silver and instructing the
delegates to the state convention to vote
accordingly, first, last and all the time.
The state committee's action in calling
the invention was also approved. Ninety-five
per cent, of tbe Democrats of this
county are in favor of free silver. K. F.
Lawson, chairman of the Republican
county central committee and editor of
tbe Republican organ of the county, ia a
pronounced silver advocato.
Are yen mil tired oat. do von have
that tired feelingr or sick headache?
Yon can be relieved of all these by
taking Hood' Sarsaparilla.
DELUGE OF DEATH.
Frightful Flood Sweeps Down
a French Valley.
DEVASTATION MARKS ITS PATHWAY
And nnu Csrpam Ua Scattered la Its
Wake Lees of Life Koowa To Be 113,
and tho Tale Mat Vet All Told Praparty
Worth sio,O00,O0O Urstroyed A San.
piMedly Invincible Dam Gives Way and
Lrta the Ilavoe Loose.
Paris, April 53. The great dam at
Bocxey. in tbo Eplnal district, has fallen
to pieces and let its immense volume oi
water down through tho valley below.
One hundred and fifteen deaths have al
ready been reported and tbe end is not
yet, while the destruction of property will
reach, it is expected, 50,000,000 francs.
The whole Aviere valley is a scene ol
ruin and desolation. The roads are
strewn with tho debris from the houses,
the barns and the fences of the peasants.
Many dead cattle and horses have been
found along the route taken by the flood
of water. At Domcvre twenty-five of the
inhabitants were drowned. In a single
commune, that of Ueg.'ny, seven kilo
meters from the scene of the disaster
proper, twenty-three persons were
drowned. At Nomexy eight bodies have
been found. Wherever tho water flowed
It destroyed everything in its path.
Swept An; Two Whole Villages,
Tho village of ISouzjy, with its exten
sive pisciculturo establishment, has disap
peared. The steep, vertical banks of the
Canal de l'Est burst and emptied a reach
of water eleven kilometers long into the
Aviere valley, which the flood followed o
Nomexy, where it flowed into the Rivei
Moselle. At Darnieulles all tho house:
were destroyed and few were spared at
Auxiorges. Hundreds of families have
been rendered homeless and many who
were asleep at tho timo lost even their
clothes. Of all the dead but fifty bodies
have been recovered. It is supposed that
many of the dead were swept into isolated
places, whero it will be a long time before
the bodies are found. The w!'e region
over which the thousatidsof tons of water
swept in a resistless flood is strewn with
every sort of wreckage, and tho whole
country presents a most desolate appear
ance. In niai'y places the early crop
were swept clean out of the ground and
the losses thus incurred will be very
Saw the Great Ian Give Way.
The catastropo occurrcl a few minute?
before 5:30 o'clock in the morning. A
stonocutter who had just commenced
work a short distance from the rescrvoit
saw the front of tbe wall, CJ feet high, ami
from 100 to l.V) yards long, como down al
most instantly. The water poured down
the valloy forming a bore about l'i feet
high. The flood reached Jloniesy at 7:0.'
o'clock having traveled eighteen miles in
less than an hour and three quarters. The
WMIIU Ul l!n UlllMlnif Cam WaTheHrd sv"
eral miles away. The great rush of- water
lasted about fifteen minutes, wAen 6,000,
000 cubic metres of water had passed
through the break.
Work of Relirf and Reorganization.
Six brigades of gendarmes have arrived
and they have been detailed to act as
guards. Every attempt is being made to
reorganize tho district, but this is ren
dered d.flicult by the waters. The gov
ernment is fully awako to tho disastet
and is doirg everything possible to re
lieve the suffering. Three thousand
francs have already been received for re
lief purposes and tho ministers will bring
5.000 more from the funds of their depart
ments and l,On) contributed by President
Kaure. Madame Heine has sent S0.OJU
francs, which will be applied to relieving
THOUGHT TO KG IX VINCI liLE.
11a in Comtrartrd on What Looked Like a
The construction of the dyke, or dam,
was commenced In 70 and finished in
list. In IssO it was greatly strengthened.
It was heavy masonry oJ yards long, C.
ftvt hlgn and tki feet thick at the base.
Thy masonry was carrie.l into the ground
to a depth of thirty f-.-t blo.v thj level of
tho vuiley into which the reservoir dis
charged its water. It was built against a
vertical face of solid rock having a max
imum height of eighteen feet. The base
rested on a sandstone bottom of nat ural
The massive construction of tho dam
was considered to be a guarantee that it
would hold back any weight of water that
could be brought against it. Until the
strengthening of the work in It&O it was
not subjected to the full pressure of the
water which it was built to hold. The
distress among the homeless dwellers of
tbe valley is very great and in many cases
they apper.r to bo mentally benumbed by
the calamity that has fallen on them.
The Aviere, a small stream, is now in
same places a mile and a half wide. The
railway in tbe vicinity of the Darnieulles
station was torn up. Railroad ties were
swept away and the embankments de
stroyed. Nearly every bridge in the line
of the 11 xd was either destroyed or b ully
Considered It In 11a U Taste.
Laxsisg, Mich., April 2a Senator
Townscnd introduced a resolution deplor
ing "the lack of principle in the national
government's conduct of foreign affairs,
a fresh example of which is given in the
cowardly attitude of tbe United States in
view of England's treatment of our sister
republic, Nicaragua." A majority of the
senators were of the opinion that the
resolution was in bad taste and it was
withdrawn. The senate has passed the
bill appropriating tlO.000 for a statue of
Austin B.air. A bill has been introduced
to increase the collection of taxes on logs
and ore, requiring monthly reports from
tbe companies. When ore is out of the
mines and timber felled they are personal
property and it is held that hardly any of
it gets on the tax duplicate.
Lillian and Herbert Appeal;.
ST. C'HAKLE-S I1L, April . Acting
3pon the advice of Kane County Attorney
Samuel Alschuler. of Aurora, Lillian
Brower Stiies and Herbert P. Crane went
to Geneva and gave themselves up. Im
mediately af:er the capiases were served
by Sheriff Robert Burk tbe bonds were
fixed by Judge Willis at toUO each.
A cream of tartar kakinc powder, n if best of
all la leavening strenztb. Latett Vittd Stalit
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