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MOHDAY, MAT 16, 1888.
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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
> 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Drink, Smoke, Play Cards and Walt
for the United tates to Defeat
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
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.
Two Sunday Oamea Played by League
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
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.
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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
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The Oreat Remenyi Drops Dead on the
Stage of the Orpheum at San
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.
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
A Cruiser Puts to Sea to Investigate
and Reports the Frairie at
Target Practice J *
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.

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