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The Herald *BWB««oß««Bssss«aae=s==-=ss«sss=s^i==s« mm*** rUBUSHIf*G COMTANY wirxiAM a. HPAcrtnto m BOOTH BROADWAY. tWIJjiJ Offlo* and MmHb •dgfcy Mass M*. XauorUl mnd Local Pepsi*- BATSS or SUBSCJIUTIOS PMrkr esntar, par month _ | It 4 " ■^^Vg^ > y»yr.*.*.'.'.'.' 18 roar am a*™ on tm hmald ajaaajn, i*mu rd**** ton* Me:.rr: te 8K::::v.::::SS3. BAaraan Aoxirrs roa thk hkrai.d TKK DOLLARS BE WARD MOHDAY, MAT 16, 1888. THEY OBJECT TO THE TAX The expected has happened, and a howl baa already gone up from all sections of the country against the proposed tax of ene-fourth of one per cent upon the gross receipts of certain corporations, as a war measure. Parties ln interest dare not object to paying a portion of the expense, but maintain that tha tax should be upon the net profits rather than upon the gross Income. "Diamond Joe" once owned the single Una of railway running Into Hot Springs. Ark. The state constitution provided that the profits of railways In excess of ten per cent should be paid Into the school fund. The Malvern road was very profit able, but "Diamond Joe" contributed nothing to the school fund. He Just had himself elected president, general mana ger, superintendent, secretary and treas urer of the road, and voted the surplus earnings to the payment of salaries. Tax the net profits and there will be none. There will be a Poo-Bah.for every corporation. There will be a hundred ways to avoid the tax, a thousand ways to dodge it The scheme proposed by the Democrats'of the senate finance commit tee la the only Correct method of making the corporations bear their Just propor tion of the financial burden. The con porationa can't beat it. They will be compelled to make a return of their gross receipts under oath, and there will be no escape. Spanish property owners are now com pelled to submit to an Increase of 20 per cent in taxation for war\ purposes. The rich corporations of the Uslted States should not raise a voice against the pay nent of a paltry one-fourti of one per Cent upon their gross business. a ' > HANNA'S PLIGHT Inordinate ambition to attain place ln the public service Is a misfortune to any nan, whatever may be his talents and Character. Such an ambition can hardly le possessed without being displayed, md the effect tends to defeat the aspira tions. The overly ambitious man's fall ire does not excite commiseration; on the contrary, there Is a disposition to de light In his discomfiture. Such ambi tion Is really an Indication of an exagger kted idea of one's Importance and an ivldence of weakness of character. But inordinate ambition to attain a Eace which one Is fairly competent to All tolerable, as compared to the ambition »f a man palpably unsulted by mental iorce, experience and character to the ilaoe he seeks. The,latter Is in conflict Kith common sense; it is foolish. Un lortunately both classes of ambition are prevalent, the absurd being quite as nuch so aa the Immoderate. Mark Hanna's ambition to be a sen ator was an embodiment of both kinds— be ridiculous and the Inordinate. He las achieved what he aspired to, but as night have been foreseen, it has brought Urn no honor, no benefit, except a meager lalary, and tbe boyish pleasure of recelv ng certain courtesies due the place, and lot to the incumbent. In the days of ihivalry vain knlghfs displayed their imbitton ln vaulting into the saddle, and n their recklessness they sometimes landed headlong over it, from which Irlglnated the phrase "vaulting ambition rhlch o'erleaps Itself and falls I' the Ither aide." It la illustrative of, the, am otion of Hanna. His success in raising money and in be management of the campaign for dcKlnley gave him a high place ln the latimatlon of political bosses, and an pinion of his personality so exaggerted hat he believed he had the political rorld by the heels. He had been Instru mental In raising the money to pay off ■cKlnley's private debts, and hence he lad a double pull on the president, and he ras not modest In making use of it. Hla onoeit was so colossal that he was un ible to avoid aeeklng a place for which he lad not an element of fitness, nor keeping lis Angers out of patronage matters, nor Ibstainlng from attempts to dictate aeaeufee of public policy. There were boa* who could use him, and they fanned tie senatorial ambition'ln the supposl los that In that high place bis Influence mild be more effective In their service, fheae were the men who contributed to be campaign funds, and who did political rot* in expectation of being compensated ry federal appointments. To achieve realisation of auch ambition :a Jfaaaa aberlahed necessitated th* em to accomplish hla object he was able to obtain the support ot the money power, the office-seekers, and of a president. The venerable Sherman had to be seduced Into vacating a seat In the senate which he had occupied for thirty-two years, and accepting a place In the cabinet to which he was unadapted by nature, experience, and physical strength. The whole In fluence and power of the president were brought to bear upon the governor of a great state to compel a distasteful ap pointment. A state convention was packed and bulldoaed Into Indorsing Hanna for election by the legislature, and ln the campaign a great party was ; dragged through- the filth vfc groveling politics. The proceedings before the legislature were disgraceful and corrupt. What has Hanna or anybody else gained by all these demoralising proceedings? Through Hanna's Influence many unfit and disreputable appointments have been made, and in our controversy with Spalr, he has embarrassed all he could the meas ures proposed to vindicate the honor of the republic. In so far only as he has been backed by Wall street has he had In fluence. He has a certain force and en ergy adapted to the successful! manage ment of a political campaign when sup plied with ample sinews of war. These qualities and tha power behind him gave htm his only Importance and a capacity tor mischief. It Is said, and.probably with some truth, that the president has bean forced to shake him off ostensibly or in earnest. His meddlesomeness cannot be otherwise .than unendurable. He has lost all pres tige except with those who have no higher conception than that the greatest achievement is ln successful political skulduggery. As chairman of the national committee of his party, he Is no longer feared nor respected. In the senate his power ts limited to a stogie vote, and the country believes he secured election to his seat by corruption. In the councils of congress he is a nonentity. None are so poor as to do Mm reverence. Hla I nominal prominence is deplored by all In- 1 telligent and honorable men. His plight is such as might have been foretold by » any one having knowledge of historical ' precedents. It Is a shame that such a 1 man, through the means employed, has « been elevated to the senatorial dignity. I and as evil, and not good, will naturally < follow, it will be a just punishment to the 1 people of Ohio for permitting a violation of every prinolple of cemmon sense and decency. GREAT BRITAIN'S INITIATIVE New principles are necessarily evolved from changes of conditions. Oreat Brit ain has recognised this In placing coal In the list of articles contraband of war. The character and propelling power of ships of war are widely different from what they were tn the past. Coa\ Is as necessary to thejn nowias food and cloth ing are to an army. When propulsion was by the wind, fuel was an Item of no consequence. The object ln declaring artlclei contra band Is to embarrass nations ln making war upon each other. To furnish men to a combatant Is no greater assistance than to supply shot and shell, food and cloth ing. The act of Great Britain In being the first to put coal ln the prohibited list Is regarded by Spain and her sympathis ers as an unfriendly act, Intended to aid the United States. Oreat Britain's In hibition applies Impartially to both bel ligerents. Circumstances, however, make her act more embarrassing to Spain than to us, and that Is the only ground for suspecting that she Is partial to us. Her act Is simply ln keeping with the long established contraband theory; It Is an advance that all nations sooner or later will be compelled to accept, If they wish to discourage war. In her declaration of neutrality France did not place coal In the list of contra bands, and hence It Is not a breach ot her neutrality to allow the Spanish fleet to coal ad libitum ln the porta of Mar tinique; indeed, it Is not a violation of neutrality as heretofore understood. The failure of France, however, to follow the example of Great Britain may possibly be taken as an expression of partiality towards Spain. It Is true that our warships have the same right to coal in Martinique as the Spanish ships have, but our necessity to do so Is not so great as that of the enemy. France occupies a position in the fore front of civilization and If Is to her dis credit that she does not follow; the exam ple of her neighbor. THE ATTITUDE OF GERMANY Though the German kaiser has an nounced that his neutrality in the war between the United States and Spain Is to be strict and faithful, it Is reported tha the German government has Indi cated an intention to have a voice In the disposition of/the Philippines. If the re port be true, Germany has taken time by the forelock, and evidently does not mean to suffer from her own laches. What is meant by this Is not clear. It cannot be that It Is a declaration of right to interpose an objeotlon to our retention of tbe Islands, restoring them to Spain, recognising an independent government formed by the people, or dis posing of them to some other power. That would be a negative Upon tbe right of a nation to acquire territory by con quest in legitimate and fair warfare, and to dispose of tt according to methods long recognised as legitimate and proper. Perhaps Germany wants the Philip pines, and If they should Anally come to us we may be able to make a good dicker with her. Germany has entered* ai wedge in China, by the grace of the czar, which may be taken as evidence of a budding ambition on her part to become a recog nized Asiatic' as. well as a European power. It is a principle long established that a nation has a right to protect her cltl sens and their property In foreign lands, and it Is also a long recognised principle that the citizens of one country have a right to travel and sojourn in another, eagaga la lawful Business and acquire property. Germany baa nothing to do LOS ANGHLES HERALDt MONDAY MORNING, MAY i*% 1898 > with us In connection with the Phlllp . I pines except to Insist that her subjects ' shall be respected and protected so long I as the Islands shall remain under our 1 authority. She cannot say we may or I may not cede or transfer the Islands to this or that government, or that we shall guarantee anything after possession and the title shall have passed from us. Her ' recourse will be upon the government she finds there at the moment. The great ambition of several of the European nations is to build up their trade In the Orient, an ambition that has been developed as losses of trade\in the western hemisphere have been experi enced. Our sudden and unexpected ap pearance In the eastern hemisphere has added to the complications in Asiatic affairs. It is not only a surprise, but opens a field for speculation as to what may flow from it. That there should be some alarm ts not strange. If the United States Is not a new, she has become an important, factor In International calcu lations. In the war with Spain the Idea has been greatly developed that It ts the initiative atep in a career of aggression, and hence European countries have been ( contriving some way to put a check upon us. They have talked about Intervention, but have not been able to And any ground upon which It can be Justified, nor to 1 screw up their courage to undertake it. It will be remarkable If Germany or . any other nation attempts to interfere in our final settlement with Spain, be yond tendering good offices. Any objec- i tion to whatever Spain,may feel disposed < to concede to us, or to' the disposition of i what we may) obtain from her, would be • an Impertinence, and would not be tol- 1 crated. 5 GRATUITOUS ADVICE The Republican organs In this state are greatly alarmed over the probability that the three parties comprising the sil ver forces will unite for the coming cam paign. It ts to them like the handwrit ing on tbe wall. There Is Just enough opposition to the fusion plan, among the middle-of-the road Populists, to make an excuse for the Republican organs to offer; "disinterest ed" advice te that party. Thus, the Tu lare county Populists, having expressed their opposition to fusion, the San Jose Mercury pats them on the back and says: There is a ring of Independence to that resolution which will not sound Well In the ears of the PopUllst politi cians who are scheming to get a share of the political spoils by compelling their party to sacrifice Its principles. In Fresno and other counties, also, there is a large portion of the Populists which Is ashamed of the ignominious sur render of Its party identity ln 1896 and which le determined that the party shall assume its original position as a political entity. All these will earnestly oppose fusion, ln whatever pleasing guise presented, yet it is almost certain that tbe political leaders will prevail and that fusion will be accomplished. In tbat event It will be interesting to observe what course the middle-of-the road Populists will pursue. It Is more than likely that fusion this year, as in 1896, will simply mean confusion. There will be no fusion If the advice of the Republicans is taken, that is cer tain. Perhaps the middle-of-the-road Populists think tbat the party which sup ports the single gold standard, the party of high tariffs and universal monopoly, Is a safe and disinterested counselor. It Is gall and wormwood to tbe Re publicans to see the friends of sliver pre sent a united front. As to the Mercury's prediction that "fusion this year, as ln 1896, will simply mean confusion," it may have meant confusion to the Republican party. One Bryan elector was chosen that year, and four fusion congressmen, all true friends of silver. Our Republican friends cannot successfully belittle the fusion move ment by ascribing to it purely office seeking motives, nor weaken it by spe cious and selfish suggestions made to their natural enemies, the middle-of-the road Popllsts. Public-spirited citizens subscribed lib erally to the Fiesta fund. Since no Fiesta Is to be held, the money should be returned to the people who gave It. That proposition! is not debatable. Were the nation so poor as is Spain, there would be more merit In the proposition to divert the fund, with the consent of those who contributed It, toward equip ping the soldiers. But. there is no more reason why Los Angeles should contrib ute to the national defense ln excess of its due proportion, which It will bear any- way, than that any other city should do tt. Credit Is due to those patriotic people who have manifested a willingness to have the money so diverted, as well as to those charitable persons who, in like manner, prefer that it be expended in relieving the' poor, the sick and the distressed. But there Is a diversity of opinion as to Its disposition, and some dissatisfaction will be created If the one plan or the other be adopted. Under these circumstances the wisest course is to return the money already paid over and cancel the subscriptions not yet collected. No reasonable objec tion can be made to that manner of clos ing the incident. , The statement that the Santa Fe Rail-1 road company Is to put on a line of steam ers between San Diego and Tokohama Is qualified by President Ripley by the statement that his people are negotiating with New York parties to furnish the vessels, and enter into a traffic arrange ment with his road. That Is a distinction without a very significant difference. All Europe is on tiptoe of expectancy as to what answer the United States will make to Chahberlaln's Birmingham speech. We violate no confidence ln stat ing that it will not make any response whatever, Just now. Sunday's advices from San Francisco fully confirm previous reports of the suf fering to which the volunteers at the Pre sidio are subjected for want of shelter and adequate food. The faot that th* good ofltota ot th* Red Cross bar* bam *n listed In behalf of the men Is In Itself a severe reflection upon those responsible for the deplorable conditions that have obtained. There would seem to be no excuse for subjecting the troops to such hardships, within sight of a city over flowing with the creature comforts. Even though It should not produce much revenue, available ln the present emergency, the Inheritance tax clause of the war revenue bill, if allowed to stand, will produce good results. It will have the effect! of encouraging the rich to dis pose of their possessions betore death, to disperse more ot it while living, to leave less for heirs to quarrel over and the government to absorb. It Is likely to relieve the courts of a great deal of vexatious and unprofitable business. It Is a scheme for raising revenue that might with wisdom be permitted to re main on the statute books after the war is over, after the burden has been par tially removed from the shoulders of the poor. The living should not object to such a law—the dead can't. When the navy department rechrls- 1 tened the yacht Felicia the Uncanoomuck, 1 it displayed a lamentable lack of resource ' ln nomenclature. The new title of this ' yacht Is certainly uncanny, and suggest ' Ive of running a-muck. What may not happen when that name gets tangled up with the submarine cable? The news from Cuba is far from reas suring. The net results of a week's op erations appear to bathe partial destruc tion of cable communication between Ha vana and) Kingston, and the demolition ot the British consulate at Cardenas. No wonder the Spaniards are celebrating. The queen regent has abandoned her own capital and taken up her abode In Paris, where she is likely to find more sympathisers. But Isn't her flight a little premature? Isn't it a trifle cowardly? By thla act has she not violated her oath? Has she not forfeited the crown? A Denver man has written to Senator Teller that the mountains In the Philip pines are filled with gold, which would have been developed long ago but for the opposition of the government to a mining excitement. There ought to be gold In the Islands—they are far enough away. The cheerful Information comes from Havana that those ofi the reconcentrados who have not starved to death have been shot. It is not exactly a bloodless, war, but it promises to be bootless, so far as the reconcentrados are concerned. Through famine and war young Leiter J has raked ln a profit of three and a half million dollars during tbe past year. He could well afford to present the govern ment with a battleship, though he cannot hope to settle with the Lord upon such a basis. The time to land troops ln Cuba was four weeks ago, when the Spanish fleet was on the African coast. It ts obvious that the attempt to wage a bloodless war has failed. I On the principle that commanders on land and, sea,' get better results when not hampered by boards of strategy, isn't it a mistake to try to break tbe communi cation between Blanco and Madrid? The war Is going right along, without the aid of/New Tork's crack Seventh reg iment. Its rank and file should make application for membership in the Uni versal Peace society. The inauguration of a military dicta torship under Campos Is expected to fol low yesterday's reorganization of the Spanish ministry. Three months yesterday since the Spaniards made it absolutely necessary that we drive them from the western hemisphere. Sunday's exhibition of gunnery within the harbor of Havana proves conclusive ly that the French are not there. Having reached the point of an ex change of prisoners, It may be said that war has actually begun. The capture of Porto Rico would clip $4,000,000 from the revenues of Spain. Carry tbe news to Hanna! A nation that could be guilty of the Dreyfus outrage might be expected to sympathize with Weylerlsm. The sundry civil bill lags superfluous. In it are still bound up our hopes of a deep-water harbor. The Spaniards seem to be successful ln blowing up battleships only in time of peace. Conditions in Havana are reported ' be deplorable, but—Blanco is, still there. San Diego Rain SAN DIEGO, May IB.—Rain began falling here about 1 oclock this afternoon, and up to 5 oclock the precipitation was .18 of an Inch. In the country, however, tbe storm was much heavier. The rain comes too late to be of benefit to grain, but ln some localities It will help the late-sown. It Is clear tonight. The Invading Army TAMPA, Fla., May IS.—General orders for the organizing of the army of Invasion into several brigades will be Issued from headquarters tomorrow. The cavalry will be divided Into two brigades, the Infantry Into four brigades and the artillery Into one brigade. A battalion of engineers is also formed. Oregon Volunteers PORTLAND, Ore., May IB.—The muster g of the Oregon regiment of volunteers was completed today, and the two remain ing battalions will leave for Ban Fran cisco on a special train tomorrow to join the first battalion, which Is already en camped at the Presidio. The regiment con sists of 969 men and 60 officers. A Censored Report MADRID, May 15, U:SO p. m.—Further dis patches from Havana, describing the en gagement at Porto Rleo, say that while the fight was ln progress a large American > warship suddenly banked her Urea and was tewed away by a consort. ECHOES FROM HAYTI WOT VERY LOUD NOR YET VERY DISTINCT UNENTHUSIASTIC REFUGEES Drink, Smoke, Play Cards and Walt for the United tates to Defeat Spain Associated Press Special Wire PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, May IB.—(Cor respondence (Copyright) of the Associated Press.) It Is estimated that there are about 1000 Cuban refugees ln Hayti, the great majority, of course, In this city. A sin gular absence of enthusiasm Is remarked among them over the Intervention of Amer ica in behalf of their people. If hope Is at the fever point, they do not show It. Al one special resort ln Port au Prince Cubans of nearly every class congregate ln the evening, drink, smoke, play cards, sing and talk of the war. They evince by far less excitement over hostilities than do the Haytlens, who group themselves dally, a uttle before and a little after the hour of the siesta. In front of the Restaurant de la Paix and the Hotel Central and divide their attention between the movements of the gold premiums and the achievements, sc- tual and prospective, of the Americans, lhe wildest and strangest and most ab surd rumors find ready currency ln the city. The chairman Of the Cuban junta In Hayti is Dr. E. J. Nunez, who declares him self an American citizen. Another leade - of the junta Is Dr. E. Hereaux. Dr. Nunez Is seriously considering the suggestion that If the Cubans ln Hayti would secretly or ganize a force to join the Insurgents, the United States would undoubtedly send arms and munitions of war to some con- venlent point at the eastern end of Cuba for their use. They could pass from hero to Cuba ln sailing vessels without much danger of capture. A recent rumor that a Spanish cruiser had taken an American three-master off the Mole St. Nicholas was received ln Port au Prince with absolute Incredulity, and thus far there has been no confirmation of It. About a week ago a former Haytien gen eral, Forsatnvtlle, called on the American .minister and offered to raise a battalion of 600 men to serve under the American flag ln Cuba. He was Informed that the Amerl- can government would not authorize or sanction the recruiting of an armed force In a foreign country, as that would be a flagrant violation of Internatfonal law. Of course, to equip and provision such a force after it had been landed in Spanish terri tory would be different. The report that the United States has ne gotiated with the Haytien government for the purchase of the gunboat Crete A. Pier rot, the finest vessel ln the latter's navy, has been persistently circulated. Admiral KUleck, the highest naval authority of Hayti, told the correspondent of the Asso ciated Press yesterday that it was true, and that the Haytien government had re fused the offer made to It, for the express reason that it could not spare the vessel. The craft has an Imposing ram and her armament is excellent, her guns being of the latest type. She has an entire comple ment of rapid-fire ordnance. Her officers would like to serve ln her under the Amer ican flag. Her second officer is an Ameri can, who was In the Federal navy during the civil war In the United States. German Interest German warships some time ago made soundings In the principal ports of Hayti— the Mole St Nicholas, Cape Haytien, St. Marie, Jermle and Jacmel. What Germany might undertake to do ln this part of the world In the event of a general conflict of | nations, a dread of which Lord Salisbury is said to have expressed in a recent speech. Is a question that is occupying the atten tion of public men and of well-informed foreigners residing here, who do not doubt that if America were involved on one side Germany would send a fleet to seize the island. German traders fervently cherish this liope. Their feelings against the Haytiens since the Lueders incident have been in tense, and, so far as a volatile people Is capable of cherishing old scores, the ani mosity Is reciprocated. Of all masters of vessels coming to Hay- Tien ports, the Germans treat the native port officers and stevedores with the least consideration and often with unconcealed contempt. The wonder is that their atti tude does not oftener provoke conflicts. Tet the Germans are by far the most nu- uierous class of traders here. It may be that this has not a little to do with the action of the government ln conceding the fulfillment of article 6 of the treaty with the United States, granting to Americans the same commercial rights as are enjoyed by the Haytiens. However this may be, 11 Is certain that the concession will Involve the Haytien government In serious diffi culties with other nations, unless It does the same by them. By the concessions to the Americans Hayti will lose about (60,000 In gold a year on the revenue. In order to treat other foreigners with like liberality, she must devise new taxation. It looks very much as if, counting upon the protec tion of the United States ln case of need, the foreign minister expected to refuse an 'equal concession to other nations, on the ground that the treaty of 1864 Is purely re ciprocal, each party making to the other a specific return for special privileges granted. But such an excuse Is likely to bave little force If The West Indian waters become the principal naval battlefield ln a general war. ON THE DIAMOND Two Sunday Oamea Played by League Oiubs CHICAGO, May IB.—The error column tells how Cleveland won today. Only four hits were made off Isbell's delivery, but his support was about as bad as ever hap pened. Attendance, 9100. Score: Chicago 2, hits 10, errors 9. Cleveland 5, hits 4, errors 1. Batteries—lsbell and Donohue; Wilson and Crlder. Cincinnati—The Reds won an eleven In ning game from the Colonels today on Stelnfeldt's double and a sacrifice and put out ln the final inning. Attendance, 6800 Score: Cincinnati 4, hits 10, errors 4. Louisville 3, hits 7, errors 4. Batteries—Dwyer and Vaughan; Dow ling and Dexter. Prisoners of War WASHINGTON, May 10.-The navy de partment announces that tbe Uncas left Key West shortly before midnight last night, with Instructions to arrange under a flag of truce for an exchange of prisoners between Spanish and Americana. ft... A Suit of Black There is nothing in the way of Men's Qothing n[ if\ so desirable for most occasions as a Suit of Black II * X-X aay Worsted > anc * no man ' s wardrobe is com l/L plete witnout on& We call special attention to mil the fact that " THE CLOTH,NG corner" is head iil \ quarters for this, as well as all other lines of / l \ \ Men s Suits ' I \ | Men's Black Clay Worsted I ft Sacks and Frocks 1 At $10.00, #12.00, f 19.00, I I # 18.00 and #88.00 Mullen & Bluett Clothing Co. Th W st g r t .Bi* B h b c> Northwest Corner first ana Spring Streets Consumption Cured DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD Room* lull SABK BLOCK Stnd for Caprrlf hte< 111 true* 41» »-» •o«tft asrtas tk "ViMttra «n CVaUnvtti PLAYED UNTIL HE DIED TH DEATH STILL HELD HIS VIOLIN. The Oreat Remenyi Drops Dead on the Stage of the Orpheum at San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, May 15.—Edouard Remenyi, who has held royalty and fash ionable audiences enchanted and enthralled all over the world, fell dead this afternoon at the Orpheum theater in this city. It was Remenyl's first appearance on the vaudeville stage. As the great artist ap peared he was greeted with tumultuous ap plause. Remenyi bowed his acknowledg ment and seemed Immensely pleased at the reception given him. He had played two or three classical pieces and had an swered to an encore with the more familiar "Old Glory." Remenyi played as If in spired. It seemed as If he knew this was to be the culmination of his career and as if he had determined that his final appear ance should mark his greatest triumph. He rose to the occasion magnificently, and his 3000 auditors, as Remenyi approached his climax, literally rose with him, leaving their seats ln their excitement, completely carried away by his achievement. When tbe music ceased the house was swept with a wild torrent of bravos. The applause was almost deafening and continued for sev eral minutes. Remenyi and his accompan ist, E. N. Rosener, came forward, and, In response to another burst of applause, the great Remenyi commenced the play 'Le Llebe's "Pesslcato." He had Just com pleted a few bars of the difficult Angering when he leaned forward, as If to speak to one of the musicians in the orchestra, con tinuing bis piece; he seemed to pause for a minute, and then slowly fell forward on his face, time of the musicians caught him just before he touched the stage and pro vented him from rolling off. All was over. He was carried from the stage and physi cians were Immediately ln attendance, but the aged musician was past medical aid. The doctors worked on him for some time, but their efforts were futile. Remenyi had seemed overwhelmed at the great recep tion given him. After playing his first se lection he said to a friend behind the stage: "Wonderful! A wonderful audience! Won derful! A great people!" His playing of "Old Glory" was truly enchanting, his Instrument seeming to speak. The expression was marvelous. It seemed as If he must have known that It was to be his final effort. In addressing a gathering of friends at his hotel last night, Remenyi said, among other things: "I have played three-quarters of my life; I will play all my life, and I will play after I am dead; my hands are still Umber and my arms are still strong." Edouard Remenyi was born In Hungary 64 years ago. He leaves a widow, son and daughter, who reside In New York. Gladstone's Condition HAWARDEN, May 15,-The following bulletin was Issued this evening: There has been little material change in Mr. Glad stone's condition since Friday. His debil ity Is extreme and seems to be Increasing. Happily, he is free from suffering and his mind is perfectly placid. At II p. m. Mr. Gladstone's condition showed no percepti ble change. A Fierce Quarrel MAR YS VILLE, Cal., May 15.-Charles Sanders and Joseph Stledel engaged ln a quarrel this evening at Smartsvllle, 3) miles east of here. Stledel cut Sanders with a knife. Sanders then picked up a rifle and shot Stledel dead. The cause of ths quarrel Is not known, but will doubtless be revealed at the coroner's Inquest to be heTd tomorrow. Sanders Is ln custody. The Naval Reserve SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 15.-Governor Tanner tonight received a message from Major Crownlnshield, calling for 200 naval militiamen from Illinois. ONE MORE DISASTER Will Start, the Fires of Revolution in Spain Witt* Don Carlos in the Lead <t> MADRID, May IB.—(Special to The Herald.) It Is an open secret that ■« + with one more disaster like that at Manila Don Carlos will cross the border 4) + and fling out the kingly banner of the old dynasty. In such an event It # + would be Weyler or Campos who would oppose the so-oalled pretender, for + everyone admits the Impotence of the boy king and the queen regent to meet + + the present emergency, much less a general uprising of the always more or + <t> less organized Carlists, led by soldiers of fortune like the American Kirk- 4* ■fr patrlck and other skilled tacticians whom the pretender always has at call, 4> + and who have campaigned with him before. It the American government + ♦ was given to the desperate diplomatic dodges of the school of Masarln, a <#> 4jf tew of Its millions smuggled Into Carllst hands now would set the country ♦ + ablaze with Internecine strife and give the dons all they could do to at- * It tend to their home affairs, without bothering over Cuba, Manila and Porte ♦ w Rico. The Republicans are hardly as dangerous. They plot and shout a great 4 deal, but Emtllo Castelar Is weak and old. Then, too, they once bad their 4 4 day and did not rise to their opportunities. .The socialists and anarchists ♦ ♦ would join ln any disrupting movement, but the real danger Is from the * ♦ Carlists and Weylerltes. Z NOISE OF BIG CANNON SCARES THE PEOPLE OF THE BAT STATE COAST A Cruiser Puts to Sea to Investigate and Reports the Frairie at Target Practice J * PROVINCETOWN, Mass., May IS.—Thar United States signal stations at Naußet, Catham, Highland Light and Orleans re ported at noon that firing had been heard off the coast, ln the direction of South chan nel at intervals of five minutes since early ln the morning. The Highland Light sta tion thinks the reports came from the di rection of Gay head. South Yarmouth also heard the shots. At 11 oclock th* government station signale'dlne cruiser San Francisco to send a boat ashore. The signal was obeyed promptly, and an offi cer visited the stations ln turn and then returned to the ship. The officer said that the cruiser would probably start on a cruise of Investigation as soon as pos sible after Commodore Howell learned what the signal stations had heard. Saw a Ship NANTUCKET, Mass.. May 15. — Tha keeper ot Great Point light reported thla afternoon that a war vessel, with two masts and one funnel and quite low in tha water, kept up a cannonading for about an hour this forenoon oft the light. The guna were very heavy, and several panes of glass at the Coskata life-saving station were broken. It Is not known what tha vessel was firing at. Keeper Glbbs of th* Muskegat life-saving station reported that a schooner sunk a mile and a half west of Cross Rip lightship. The cause of her sinking Is not known. A Cruiser on Hand HIGHLAND LIGHT, Mass, May 15. -r Heavy firing, which was heard southeast of Cape Cod this morning, ceased about 11:15 this morning. The cruiser San Fran cisco passed here at 1:30 oclock this after noon, going at full speed. She met tbe auxiliary cruiser Yankee seven miles east of the light. The vessels exchanged sig nals, and a few minutes later both dis charged guns. They started north at 2:l* oclock, and were still steaming slowly la that direction when last seen. All Explained PROVINCETOWN, Mass., May 15. — A report reached here at noon today that heavy firing had been heard off Chatham and Nantucket. The San Francisco, which was in the harbor, immediately put to sea, and when well down the cape met tha Prairie on her way to this port from a cruise to seaward. Commander Train of the Prairie reported that the ship had had target practice oft Chatham. On the way down tbe cape the San Fran cisco held up the Gate City of the Savan nah line with two shots across her bow. The captain of the latter boat also report* ed firing. Reports of firing came from many points along the cape and created the greatest excitement ln this town until tha two ships came In late tn the afternoon. The Prairie was on her way from New York to Boston to join the mosquito fleet, and was oft Provlncetown Sunday morning when the Columbia, bound seaward, sig naled her. The Prairie Immediately startr ed after the Columbia. > Off for Chickamauga MOUNT GRETNA, Pa., May 15.—Three regiments of Pennsylvania volunteers pulled out from Camp Hastings en route to Chickamauga today. Tbe first to go was the Fourth, which moved before daybreaks The Sixteenth regiment left on two trains, amid the cheers of the remaining corn* mands. The Third regiment followed to* night. M> The French Turf PARIS. May 18. - The Prix de Plana • (French Oaks) of over 116,000. for 3-yeaA olds, ten and a half furlongs, was run at Chantilly today and won by Cambridge, Moulla second and Djohava third. 8»v» en teen horses ran.