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&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. riomio bob" eva i8 to rou. Trtt.. t.i i. ise with awea tat w,l UK if Ika . lh- af Si T r Iiiih - -l Ca-sa ' amps - -f She 1 1 sc .-. Ilaaeoci 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 Iowa. 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. Paaaa if 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. Tata' 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 the water. 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 building 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 million. Sberrcdsville, Ohio, March 24. Business is entirely snspendad with three feet of water over the whole town. 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 conditions. 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 for. .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 the treasury. 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 fonr safe 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- TBI PHILADELPHIA, 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 Atlantic coast. ITr.BVKXTIO?r FOR HUMANITY. Explanation of the Necessity of the War Preparations. 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. . . I Paine's 1 Celery Compound 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 ! Best Spring Medicine 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 Strained situation. 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. William L Lndolph, Bnford block. Rock Island. Established 1578. 35 Yesrs Experience. 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