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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
&00K ISLAVD ILL. THURSDAY, MARCH 24 1898.
SICARD IS RETIRED,
Rear Admiral of the North At
lantic Squadron Succeeded
byCapt. 8am peon.
I Inc. tha uliKliikanil n( that in,l.l
peadeoce of the Island.
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Hp.i aa at taa tfmnti.
Washington. March 24. Capt
8 iaipi)o, t.f th Iowa aad cf tha ia
qatry board, haa beaa ordered to tha
aoaaasaad ot tha Nrth Atlaaile Seat,
MliaTiDg Adaiiral Sic rd, who ia 111.
( .mm d r s. Schlcj will in all
probability be plaoad ia command cf
tha iquadroa a: Haaptoa K .ad.
Wathiagtca, Mtrch St. Capt.
Boblej I) Y van, battar Known at
Flffhtlnir Hi." F.raas. raachad hcra
thit morals, and was immediately
ordarad to taka command of tha
a ar tanim riMt.
Slew York. March 21 The Tarror
allad for Key West.
Klagatoa, Jamaica. Mirch 24 Tba
Claclaeetl aad Wilmington wfthont
tha gunboat Caaliae rataraad to
I rt Ant m i lata last night and
ailed aa hear later. It is tbrught
tbey base gone to Kaj Weal
Waihiagtoa. March 24. Tha old
aialtor Montana has beea ordered
to Portlaad. Me. Orders hav baao
Issued detaohirjr .Sigthee aad the
other taivifiag officer of tha Maine.
directing them to proceed home to
await order The report of the
Maiaa inquiry board ii et pec led to
r h hara at 1 1 tonight.
Waehiagton. March M The prei
iiat in a r larersace wih t ate of
the aouee leaden stated em
c nii'-i..T mat a wou..i avert war
If poeetble, aad t pressed tha hop
that a coald do so.
Allieoa aoTtd that whea tha aet
ata edjoeraeJ, it ha till Moaday.
which carried. Maean. ot Ullaoia,
toting emphaticailj ao aad m .vicy
a reeonalderatiiia of tha motion,
which wna defeetsd. 41 to .
ei xaia T-itan Oa.
Waehiagton. March It The Spaa-
lh torpedo ditilla haa left tha
t'aaery lalaada for Porto Rio. It Ii
act decide what actios, if an v the
Itoterament will lake.
Waahiagtno. March 14 Thora-
toa'e speech on tha t ibia question
In tha saanta today begna by a
toachiag allaeioa to his wife's death
He said he was abont to spaa "by
commend of alleat lipa." His de
seriptioas of the snfferiags of tha re
eoncentrndoe accorded tally with
those of Proctor and Qalliager. aad
declared tha published stories were
aot eiaggerated The war had now
become a deadloch. Spain coald
aot recoaqoer the lost territory, and
tha Cabaas coald not hold the sea
port without a aaTy. The sitaation
was then not war. but "chaos of dc
raetatioa and oVpopnlation of nnde
lined duration, whose enJ no mat.
ran saa " la regard to tha Malna. he
said if it should appear that the ei
plosion was caused by official con
nivance "there woald be sech a swift
and terrible panishment adminis
tered as will rsmaia a warning to the
world forsTsr " Tha speaker rc
ferrad to the Cuban plaak in tha Si.
Unle platform aad SsVKlnlej'i ac.
i eptaace of it and reconated tha steps
the preeidea. hsd takea oa thaCabaa
question daring the past year, ant
pronounced his course wise, states
manlike end in acordance with the
diplomatic usage of the world, bat
declared tha time for action had
''. a there was no loafer am
hope of betterment. Only oaa thin.-
i ieri. as.i that was interventi r.
yel aaatw hm Ikaal swm.
KIT nSSTlES IABSCSSD.
Kaata-kt ana K irain Leave Ike Way
at Maw part Maws.
Newport Newe. March 24 The
aew twin battleships, Kearssrge acd
aantucty.wcre toccesialIy launched
this morclng. The K-ariarg slid
into tha water at 10 nod tba Ken
tucky :ft the wajs at 11.30.
Folly 18.CU0 witnessed the launch,
ing o? lie Keareaue Tha w.ldas'.
enthusiasm was manifested ai the
monster kis-.cd the waves. Chris
tine, daughter of Gov. Bradley, act-
lag a spoosor for the Kentucky. brek
a bottle of water from the spring on
tha farm where L'ncoln was born,
but a nnmbsr ot Kentrckians stand.
in near, broke sundry bottles of
oouroon on ber sides ai she slid into
There are larger battleships afhat
on the cc an than tie twin alstars
Kearsarge and Kentucky there nre
even larger armored cruisers in thu
British navy, such as the splendid
cruisers, Powerful and Terrible, yet
it is doubtful whether anv nrndant
nival commander, even leaving out
of his escalations that great factor
represented bv tho snnerri ffohtlm
qualities of the American sailor,
vuuiu rare to venture a nostua meet
ing with one of those steal bulldogs
of tho seas, for the new American
battleshtDS emb:d v in their tairn
and construction tha highest de
velopment up to this date in often,
live and defensive warfare aa tha
Krcat game of navel strife would be
played on the coast line of the United
States. Into their broad hulls are
pexked all of tha engine power, the
armor and the ordnanca that the
highest scientific ability is able to
concentrate in a floating structure
that is able to seek as base of opera
tions, a supply cf coal and ammanl.
tion, aad an opportunity to heal
wouads received in battle. The
Kearsarge aad the Kentucky are 363
feet in length. II feet 5 inches beam,
and 23 feet 6 tnohes draft. Thej
carry normally 410 tons of coal, bnt
may tske aboard 1.210 tons, and 611
Hi -crs. ai!. rs and marines are re
q lifeti to navigate each of them.
Ta Beer l.r Uata la rtu Work.
Brlia, March 24 Lieut. Com
mander Nlblack. the American naval
attache here, in negotiating for the
parchase of war veasels, haa boen
greatly hampered by speculator,
both American and foreigners, who
have secured options oa the vessel's
ri a ii.it r.rikar Kaeoare.
London. March 24. A Madrid ape.
Hal says tha cabinet has decided to
create treasury bonds of 200.000.000
psetas upoa the guarantee of the
bank ot Spain.
Vka teniae BJSJ r.
Middlotown. March 24 The Mia
mi river is higher than tha flood of
'M. aad is still rising.
Colombus. March 24. The Scioto
is three feet higher than ever before.
The damage will be a quarter of a
Sberrcdsville, Ohio, March 24.
Business is entirely snspendad with
three feet of water over the whole
Cincinnati, March 21. The river
it rising only an Inch an hour. At 9
the gange was 49.8.
Pittsburg. March 24 The sadden
tall in the temperature checked the
(low of headwater streams this morn
ing. After reaching 40 feet here the
waters Degan to recede. The swell
was the most destructive since 81
All the lowlands of the two citiea
are under water. It will be a week
before business resumes its normal
Dayton, Ohio. March 24 The con
dilion this morning is Slightly im
proved, xne river is falling, bnt
three street car lines and all ateam
railroads but two are still badly
crippiea. i at homeless arc all cared
.soesvilte. Ohio. March 24 The
Muakingnm river is two-aad-a-half
feat above tba record. The damage
is very great.
Xew swavtav of she Treeaary.
Washington. March 24 Tha pres.
ideat haa nominated Judson W.
Lyoaa. of Georgia, to be register of
In tlnafM twarlkllon l'i.snmm
Mttr.nrc. March U The prrnramme
for the annua! t.nv. mt n of the Arr.al
gaaaated Axeorlatlon r iron and Strei
Wovkm is In th hand of the printer
and will tw rradv in about ten days.
The convent, n will N h. Id in Cimin
aatl la May.
Uncnta. Its.. M ir.h M The town of
Chestnut, near here, wa raided at an
early hoof yevwday mornln by a pro
fessional ear. a of af Mowrr. whn ter
Tfrd the eittsen end escaped with
tn. ny and vahiaMee after crarkiruj
America' greatest medicine is
it ia .-. ...
njoas saraapariiia. which cura
where all other prepa'atirns fail to do
SBf rwad whatavar
WILL BE WAR ANYHOW
Unless Spain Shall Agree to the
Demands We'Are Going to
Make On Her,
REGARDLESS OF TEE MAINE CASE,
Intervention la the Cane ot Hamanlty Is
tli Alleged Programme by Which Spain
Will Be Forced Either to Declare War or
Crawl That ! the Talk at Washington,
sad Preparation! Arc Oiutnotu of It Ac
curacy Old Monitor oa Duty.
Washington. March 24. The feeling
aa universal throughout official cir
cles yesterday that the culmination of
the Spanish crifis was near at hand.
With the report of the Maine court of
Inquiry only a little while off. with tho
White House the center of long and
earnest conferences Vc-tween the presi
dent and the party leaders of congress,
anj with exceptional activity towards
emergency preparations In the war and
navy departments, there was abund
ance of evidence that definite results
regarding- the Maine disaster and the
Cuban question In general were about
to be reached. Among the president's
callers were Senators Cockrell, Turple
ar.d Foraker. General Dan Sickels (for
mer United States minister to Madrid)
and Itepresentalive William Alden
Smith, of Michigan, who has recently
returned from a trip to Cuba.
Democratic Call Are Significant.
The call of Cockrell and Turpie was
regarded as particularly significant, as
they are representative Democrats in
the senate, ai-.J their visit toUowed that
of Uornian Tuesday. It was generally
understeod that in the present emer
gency the president desires patriotic
unity without reference to party. Sec
retary Long said that the Maine re
port probably would reach -Washington
tonight. If. he We set, It did not como
before 8 o'clock this evening Long said
he probably would not receive it until
tomorrow when it would be laid be
fore the president immediately. There
has been no change in the plan of send
ing the report to congress early next
wi k. probably Monday, accompanied
by a message from the president.
MasMK Will Kelatr Only to the Maine.
It Is definitely settled, however, that
the message and the papers accom
panying it will relate exclusively to
the Maine disaster. It will r.ot take up
the condition of affairs in Cuba as
shown by the reports of United States
consuls, these being reserved for sub-
Sequent action and a lat. r message to
congress. The remark attributed to
Admiral Ficard at Key West Tuesday
to the effect that the case of the Maine
was perhaps the most peculiar In the
history of mo.Wrn times Is Interpreted
here as clearly Indicating that the di
rect responsibility for the explosion
cannot be placed.
Monitors Ordered Into Service.
Probably aa notable a hint of the
critical state of affairs as has been
given Is th determination of Secre
tary Long to order the double-turreted
monitors Puritan and Terror to Key
West, where they will reinforce the
squadron in those waters, and to bring
Into service the-elght single turreted
monitors at League Island navy yard.
Philadelphia, two of which will be sent
to Boston, two to New Tfc.rk. and four
held In reserve at Philadelphia. In ad
dition to Its other preparations for pos
sible trouble the navy department took
steps towards utilizing ten of the sea
going revenue cutters for use along the
ITr.BVKXTIO?r FOR HUMANITY.
Explanation of the Necessity of the War
Washington. March tL The prevail
ing Impression among the Republican
leaders of the house is that the presi
dent will Intervene In Cuba on humane
grounds, but it Is positively stated by
one of the m who Is close to the presi
dent that the Intervention will not come
until after the report of the board of
inquiry in the Maine disaster goes to
congress. "The two questions will be
treated separately," aald he, "and the
message relative to Cuba will be sent
to congress soon after the report on the
Maine question." The Cuban message,
aa forecasted by a prominent Republic
an, will waive the question of the Maine
disaster, and putting aside that awful
occurrence will be In effect a declara
tion to Spain that the present methods
of warfare in Cuba must cease. It will
result In Intervention In case Spain de
murs. The message will be accompanied
by the reports of the consuls In Cuba.
Th" war view which at the present
nrment has attained such a powerful
hold on congress, as well as most of the
high officials within administration in
fluence. Is largely predicated upen the
theory that Spain cannot and will not
yield to the demands nhlch this country
will make. Dolllver says that Interven
tion on humane grounds will place our
action upon a moral lerel that would
command the broad sympathy of the
wirld. We could afford, he says, to
waive all question as to the Maine, if
the board does not fix the responsibility
fcr the disaster on Spain, in order to
make the greater issue. A prominent
member of the house who has be. n sev
eral times In consultation with the pres
ident recently, and who possesses as
much unofficial information of the cause
of the Maine disaster probably as the
president does, says that while the re
port of the board will not Ox the respon
sibility for the explosion it win be
'irtll" in its nature. . .
Is not a patent medicine ; it is
not a sarsaparilla; it is not a
toni.:: it is not a nervine; it is
.as much better than all these
as a diamond is better than cut
glass. It is the
In the world. It cures.
We have BLy
HARTZ & ULLEMEYER,
301 Twentieth St.
"The Independence of Cuba can be ob
tained without war, If President Mc
Klnley is left alone and Is not forced by
the extreme Cuban sympathizers," said
Senator Illkins yesterday, who at the
same lime announced that he was doing
what he could to prevent hasty action
In the senate and urging senators to
give the ) resident time to carry out his
own policy. njfcJris said that in his opin
ion the destitute should be cared for
and that peaceful mrantl would bring
atx.ut the freedom of Cuba. It is known
that a great deal of work has been done
about tne senate by senators who are
known as cons. I'vallves. Requests have
been mad;' that the senate await the ac
tion of the president and that no fur
ther attempts be made to intensify the
liepresertative Marsh, of Illinois,
called on General Alger, secretary of
war. yesterday and urged that in the
BTeat of boetmtles the first recourse of
th- government for soldiers be to the
state militia, which should be invited
to voluntcr for the country's defense.
Thfse men. he pointed out. are well or
ganized, well drilled and officered, and
are in a position to render very ef
fective service. In view of these facts
Marsh believed that it was the duty
of the government to call upon these
citizen soldi. r for duty in case they
car to volunteer. If any members
or officers el the ;;uard preferred not
to en'ist because of family or business
caies and nsponsii.ilities, then their
places might be taken by volunteers
fr m outside the service. Secretary Al
ger was very much Interested in the
arguments made by Marsh, and while
not committing himsc '.f cm that sub
ject seemed to regard the suggestions
made by him as prac ticable.
Marix Says It Is a Lie,
Jacksonville, Fla., March 24 Lieu
tenant Commander Marix. bearing to
Washington the findings of the Maine
curt of inquiry, reached this city at
7:43 last night and left at 8 o''clock.
During the short time of the stay in
this city nn Associated Press reporter
showed Lieutenant Marix a dispatch
from Miami that appeared In the after
noon papers in which he was quoted as
saying: "It looks like war: it certainly
docs." He exclaimed: "It is utterly
false. I have said nothing of the kind.
I don't talk about this matter."
Resolution for Recognition.
Washington, March 24. Representa
tive Clark, of Missouri, has introduced
the following resolution: "That the con
press of the I'r.ited States' of America
participate with the pecple of the Unit
ed States in the deep' interest which
they feel for the success of the people
of Cuba, who are struggling to estab
lish their liberty and independence, and
do hereby recognize the independence
of the republic of Cuba.
Help for Coba from Congress.
Washington, March 24. An amend
ment to the sundry civil bill Is pend
ing before the senate committee on
appropriations appropriating $250,000 to
furnish supplies to the destitute peo
ple of Cuba. It is agreed that this is
a more effective way to relieve the dis
tress than by private subsrription, and
besides distributes the cost over the
whole of our pc -.:e.
Money to Loan
At 6 per cent. Private money.
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35 Yesrs Experience.
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