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THE ARGUS, THUKSDAY. OCTOBElt 8, 1891
i TEE KING IS DEAD.
Ireland's Discrowned Monarch
' ' Passes to His Reward.
AS. STEWART PARNELL NO MORE
feu Serious Illness Kept a Close Secret,
1 and His Death Not An-
nounced for Hours.
The Hollos; Passion Strong In His I.it
! Momenta and No Details Can Be Ob
' tallied from Physicians or Servants A
Bnmor of Suicide Ireland fclini-ly
Ftanned by the Annonncement and the
' 'Whole World Startled Press aud
' Other Comments on the Event.
! IiOSDON, Oct. a ChRrles Stewart Par
tell Is dead, and h his death, even, he has
Imained that secretiveness which was so
narked a characteristic of his later years.
(Not even the illness which resulted in the
CHARLES STEWART rARSELU
plose of his career was known outside of
bis home, it Appears certainly not out
feide of Brighton, where he has been liv
ing since his marriage of Mrs. O'Shea.
I"or he took to his bed on Thursday last,
ion his return from Ireland, and so serious
was his ailment that a consultation of
physicians was held next day, yet no word
of the matter reached the press until the
announcement yesterday that he was
dead; and even that fact did not reach the
public until at least six hours after its oc
currence. I A Startling; Announcement.
His death, took place at 11:80 Tuesday
evening, and although Brighton is, of
course, in telegraphic communication with
the outer world, it was not unttl I p. m.
yesterday that details conld be obtained.
The immediate cause of his illness was a
cold, and it seems to have been a fatal 111
ttess from the start. On Sunday another
knedical consultation was held, and it was
then agreed that the distinguished patient
had been attacked by acute rheumatism.
At that time Parnell was suffering great
pain, and was growing perceptibly weak
er. Several hours before his death he be
came unconscious, and so remained until
the end. Mrs. Parnell and the physici. xis
were the only ones at the bedside when
the dying man paused away. Mrs. Parnell
believed up to the moment when death
came to tboronghly disabuse her that b.T
bus band would recover. In spite of this
serious illness and subsequent death not a
word was heard until yesterday, when
London and, indeed the whole civilized
World, was shocked with the startling an
nouncement that Parnell was dead.
' Not Even His Friends Knew.
. Yesterday it leaked out from the state
ments of his intimate friends that Par
Bell had complained to them recently of
dot feeling as well as usual, but it was
Hot thought by anybody that there was
anything serious in the symptoms re
ferred to by the late member for Cork
city, though be was thinner than he was
latt jear. The last time Parnell ap
peared in public was at Creegs, Ireland,
on Sept. 87, when he delivered a long
Speech upon the attitude and alleged in
consistencies of Dillon and O'Brien.
XT pen that occasion Parnell stated
that be was speaking in defiance of the
tprd,re of the doctors who were attending
tim, and who had expressly ordered him
to keep his room.
I Mrs- Parnell In a Continuous Swoon.
It Is said that Mrs. Parnell has been in a
Swoon almost ever since her husband's
dearth. She loved Parnell most devotedly,
and is known to have expressed the great
est confidence in his future. Speculation
is already indulged in as to the probable
effect upon her own career. Her family
Stands among the first In England, and
her brother. General Sir Evelyn Wood,
is highly trusted by Queen Victoria. Mis.
Parnell has never gone much into society
since her acquaintance with Parnell, but
be devoted herself entirely to bim and to
her children. She is still a handsome
woman, and comparatively young, and
It is not believed that she will remain
buried out of sight in the company of her
grief. The newspapers print columns
The Air of Seeresy Kept Up.
Reporters flocked to Brighton yesterday,
looking for details of Parnell's last ill
Bess, bnt encountered an air of mystery
Which seems hard to explain, if it be true,
as given out, that death followed in nat
ural course an Illness lasting several days.
Mrs. Parnell refused herself to all callers,
as was to be expected, but the other mem
bars of the household told the story with
S)uch evident marks of rehearsal as to in
dicate a careful coaching1. All details,
uch as are never lacking in snch cases,
were suppressed, though what purpose
could b thus serred difficult to conject
ure. M two attending physicians, both
local practitioners, left their patients yes
terday and went out of town, declining to
make any statement of the case.
! A Rumor of Suicide.
The rumor of suicide which gained cur
rency with the first reiort of death, has
not been so thoroughly refuted as to con
vince the public that it was utterly un
founded. Captain O'Shea is responsible
for the statement that while he was call
ing yesterday morning on the firm of law
yers who have acted as his former wife's
solicitors a telegram arrived from her
asking that a clerk be sent immediately
to Brighton. Shortly afterward a second
telegram came, unsigned, stating that
'Parnell had committed suicide Tuesday
evening. Against all this rumor of sui
ide, cbowever, is to be placed the un
doubted fact that Mr. Parnell had been
quite ill of lata.
' Justin McCarthy yesterday said in an
interview that it would be impossible to
forecast the political effect or the death of
ParnelL. He hoped that it w,ould lead to
the reunion of the Irish party, and it cer
tainly wuld not binder the cause of
home sale. He believed that all Irish
hostility to Parnell was swallowed op in
genuine and universal regret.
A Question Left 1'asettted.
A news agency states that among the
confidential private affairs left unsettled
by Parnell is the question of the custody
of bis wife's younger children. It is no
secret that Parnell claimed to be the
father of tho two younjjet O'Shea.
The Irish People (Stunned.
News from Dublin says the Irish people
are stunned and don't know what to say.
They collected in front of the bulletin
boards yesterday and looked at the news
with never a word of comment. The
newspapers, however, were pushed to the ir
utmost efforts to supply the demands for
papers. Everybody bought them aud
retired to read the news that was of so
much moment to Ireland. Xo political
talk was indulged in; nobody had auk-lit
to say agninst the dead statesman. All
looked with hardly believing eyes at t"ie
denouncement and wondered. There
never was such suppressed emotion aud
xcitement in Ireland.
Attacked by Archbishop Walsh.
Archbishop Walsh prints this morning
a letter in which he says: "Mr. Parnell's
death is one of those events which remind
t ie world of God. So far as known, Mr.
I smell died unrepentant of the offense
against his God and his country. He died
p otting fresh discord, while still the
cl ampion or the tool of faction, steeped la
trtitorism to the very lips. By the grave
now open charity can scarcely find a place.
St.ch tears as are shed must be for tbe
m -uiory of what he hud once been."
The Irish Press.
The Dublin papers this morning speak
no ill of the dead, but United Ireland
ch.irges Parnell's opponents with break
ing his heart. The anti-Parnell papers
ask the people to be calm and let dissen
sion end with the death of Parnell.
CAREER OF THE GREAT HOME RULER
Of EnglUh nesrentantl Typically Bnglish
in Manner anti Appearance.
Charles Stewart Parnell was born at Avon
dali . County Wioklow, in 1SW. He was lo
seuniled from an English family which had
heeii settled for many fenerations in Ireland.
His mother is a daughter of Admiral Charles
Ste art, a well-known American naval orti
cer. l'arnell was educated altogether In Eng
land, and was a student of Mndnlen. Cam
bridge. He was almost typically English in
manner and appearance. lu 1S74 he became
high sheriff of Vicklow, and was beaten in an
effort to enter parliament. Next year he was
ret ur led for County Meath, in succ?ssion to
John Martin, and for one year took no part in
the work of the house.
Began To Be Prominent.
He ltecame gradually more prominent until
in 1K he was elected president of the Home
Rule confederation in the place of Mr. Isaac
Butt. He was subsequently elected to repre
sent the city of Cork. He displayed remarka
ble ability both as a parliamentary debater
and tactician and as an organizer in the inter
est of l he Iriib Home Rule party. He identi
fied hi. nself v.ith the tenant fanners of Ire
land it. the struggles with aliscnteeism and
high r-nts.aud was chiefly instrumental in
forming and sustaining the Land league of
His Tlslt to the Cnlted States.
In IV-cemher, 1870, Parnell made a visit to
the United States, with the design of inter
esting the Irish-American population in ti.e
cause of the Land league. While in this
country he lectured before several state legis
latures, and finally before the house of repre
sentath es at Washington. The honor of ad
dressing this branch of congress had previ
ously been conferred upon but three persons.
Upon hU return home he became bitter in his
attitude toward the landlords and the govern
ment, ai d it was charged that this led to dis
order in Ireland. From this charge he was
subsequently vindicated. At this time he was
re-electei to parliament by Cork city. Mayo,
and Mea .h, and chose to represent Cork.
Opposition to the Coercion Hill.
In Novmnber. 1880, informations were laid
by the Ir.sh attorney general against Parnell
and other members of the Land league execu
tive. The trial ended in a disagreement of
the Jury. In tbe opening of the session of
1SS1 the Gladstone government brought in a co
ercion bil and, to that measure, as well as
to the arms bill, Parnell and his colleagues of
fered an emphatic opposition, prolonged over
seven weeks. Feb. 3 he and thirty-four of his
followers were removed by the sergeant-at-arms
for causing obstruction in the house of
commons. Land league demonstrations fol
lowed the passage of the land act and the gov
ernment p-ocuumed tbe Land league to be an
Sent to Kilmalnbam JalL
Persisting in organizing the League Parnell.
with other Irish agitators, was arrested and
confined in Kilmainbam jail. During his con
finement he issued the famous '"No Rent"
manifesto. He remained in Kilmalnham jail
till April, 1 482, w hen he was released on parole
in order to attend the funeral of a relative.
He was formally released May 2. Then fol
lowed the resignation of Forster and Lord
Cowper, the Phajnix park murders, and the
stormy debates on the crimes bill. In these
scenes and the subsequent organization of the
National let gue in 1363, and in parliament in
18M-&, Parnt U was the most conspicuous figure.
The Defeat or Home Rnle.
On the dis4.1ution of parliament he returned
backed by eighty-five members. It was to
meet this situation that Gladstone proposed
home rule, hi which be was supported by Par
nell and the whole strength of his party. But
this was refused by parliament, despite the
fact that Pa-nell had the assistance of Glad
stone and th-i Liberal party. Parnell's suc
cessful libel against the London Times for puV
lishing the Pi jgott forgeries raised him higher
than ever Id ublio estimation. Unfortunate
ly he lost all le had gained by years of unre
mitting and f.iithfnl work by permitting him
self to become involved in a scandal. He w as
made eo-resp indent in the suit for divorce
brought by Captain W. H. O'Shea last year
against his wi: and neither be nor the defend
ant made any defense. Though he subsequent
ly married Mri. O'Shea he was unable to re
gain his politic al Influence and, as already in
timated, this probably tended to hasten his de
THE NEWS IN AMERICA.
Opinions of Irishmen on the Event A Re
united Irish Party.
CHICAGO, Oil 8. The announcement of
the death of Parnell, unheralded as it was
by any intimation that he was seriously
HI, was a sjjoc't to Irish-Americans ig this
city, as well as to everybody else, while
all united In expressing regret for tbe sad
event. Tbe ge serai feeling among Irish
men was one of relief. It would end the
faction fight in Ireland, tbey said, and
reunite toe Irish party in parliament,
and therefore w as a gain for home rule.
This was Attorney W. J. Hynes' viiw;
also that of "Uncle" Phil Hoyne, M. J.
Keane, Attorney Francis T. Colby, Attor
ney David Sullivan P. Dunne, and
tiles ehoe Thinks Not.
There were some, however, who did not
take this Tiew. Miles Kehoe said the
death of Parnell would not units the two
factions. Parnt IPs adherents were too
indignant at the abuse heaped upon him
to Join hands with his abusers. Then
there were other who refused to say any
thing other than to declare their admira
tion for the man as a leader and patriot.
Among these was Judge Prendergast,
who paid a glowing tribute to the great
leader, and said that now that he was
dead the Irish peot!e would ask them
selves whether they had not punished him
for his fault too severely, and would tbe
more appreciate ths good he had done.
The Feellug at Eastern Points.
Telegrams from New York, Philadel
phia, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg
and other eastern cities say the feeling
is general that Parnell's death will be a
rain to the homo rule cause. Michael
Davitt expressed himself that way in New
York, and said that never spun would
supreme power be given to one leader in
Ireland. The real leadership would be
through the executive council of the Par
liamentary party. Western points send
the sam5 vie.vs. At Cincinnati and St.
Louis there was no doubt expressed that
now that Parnell was out of the way the
reuniting of the Irish factions would be
easy. Hut everywhere tbe greatest regret
was expressed at the sad news.
THE SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
f'xtracts from the editorial Pages of the
The foregoing view seems to be uni
versal. The newspapers nearly all express
it. Following are given extracts from the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: After saying that
the death of Parnell improves the position ot
Lome rulers, says: Parnell lived just long
enough to survive his usefulness, destroy his
rower, and besmirch his fame. But although
Parnell deserved condemnation, the world
owes him respect and the Irish poo;ila grati
iude for what ho accomplished before fatal
rror aud selfish ambition darkoned his life.
Evening Chronicle: Parnell died like Maro
Antony and Boulanger the victim of his
passion. His death will benetft the cause
if home rule and will heal the breach be
tween the two parties now strtujgling for
Kansas City Evening Times: Parnell had
sntlived his ust-eaj .ess as the champion of
Ireland. Atone time he towered above all
statesmen int -rested in the Irish cause, and
then he fell, disappearing almost utterly be
neath the sweeping flood of public opinion.
Chicago Evening Journal: The death of
Charles Stewart Parnell will tend to simplify
the situation in English and Irish politics. He
did not, like Balmaceda and Boulanger, end a
fallen career by suicide. Death came un
sought to him, and arrested him in his fur
ther descent to political impotence. As
an Irish leader a d statesmen Mr. Parnell has
had no equal in the annals of his race.
Chicago News: So far as contemporaneous
judgment is concerned, Parnell Jhould have
died before. Two years ago his death would
have been the eclipse of one of the particular
stars of the political firmament. Coming now
It is only tiiL- melancholy, tinal extinguish
ment of a figure already remote and much oo
scured. Chicago Herald: So long as Parnell d-taeliod
his personal license from Irish politics it was
not deemed necessary by the knowinic among
bis adherents to detach him from the position
he was filling with unquestioned ability a ad
with reasonable assurance of ultimate success.
Will his death solve the troubled situation?
Happily for his unhappy country the Liberal
jiarty has made her cause its own. and the
struggle all reasonable men must wish he
might gloriously have won will be carried to a
finish by the English people,
HIS OLD MOTHER PROSTRATED.
She Declares Ills Enemies Responsible
for Mis Death.
Bokdestows, N. J., Oct- 8. Mrs.
Delia T. S. Parnell, mother of tbe dead
Irish leader, was almost prostrated by
the news of her son's fate. She was seen
yesterday afternoon at Ironsides, her
home, overlooking the great bend of the
Delaware, and between outbursts of grief
said: "His death has been caused by the
persecution of his enemies. I beliefs
that as I believe that I am here at tu4
present time. His heart has been broken
and that was the cause of bis death. In
the death of my son Ireland has lost her
Has Pons with Ireland's Cause.
- Mrs. Pnruell says that with the death of
her son she has done with her efforts in
Ireland's cause. "He gave his life for it,"
she said, "and that was enough." Mes
sages from a few friends offering their
condolence end sympathy were received
by Mrs. Parnell yesterday afternood. At
intervals Mrs. Parnell's grief became so
great that she gave way to it in words
which she subsequently said she did not
mean to use.
A NOTABLE OPPONENT DEAD.
The Man Who Won the First Battle
Against the Leader.
LONDON, Oct.- a Coupled with the an
nouncement of Parnell's death was the
news that Sir John Pope Hennessy, mem
ber of parliament for North Kilkenny,
was also dead. Sir John Pope Hennessy,
it will be remembered, immediately after
the exposure in the O'Shea divorce case in
December, W90, contested the Xorth Kil
kenny election, backed up by Parnell's
opponents, and defeated the ParnellifB
candidate, Mr. Vincent Scully, by 1,147
votes. This was a great and possibly the
greatest test of strength between the Par
nellites and the McCarthyites and the de
feat of Scully no doubt counted for a
great deal in tbe future series of disasters
which befell the Irish leader.
Sir John's Public Record.
Born in 1834, Mr. Hennessy entered parlia
ment in 1H59 as member from Kings count y.
In his native land, a position which he heid
till 18.5. In 1KS8 he became governor of
Labuan, a small island o3 tbe northwest coast
of Borneo, where he remained till 1871. In
18TJ he took charge, as governor, of the West
African settlements, bnt remained there only
a year, when he was made governor of the Ba
hamas. In li75 he was transferred to the
Windward islands, and the following year he
went to Hong Kong, where he discharged the
duties of governor until 1882, when he was
made governor of Mauritius. In December of
last year he was elected to represent Kilkenny
in parliament. He was an author of consider
Promotion for Blaine's Nephew.
Kew York, Oct. 7. Notice has been re
oeived at tbe custom bonse that Secretary
Foster has appointed Henry D. Stan
wood, a nephew of Secretary Blajne, and
auditor of that custom house, to the posi
iicjp. of opting jgustodja.n of tjie barge of
flee, btanwbod was appointed lo a
clerkship in 1881, but removed when a
Democratic administration came in. Hs
was reinstated when President Harrison
came in, and was promoted to be aud
itor. Tent Insane Over Her Boy's Death.
Huntingdon, Pa., Oct. 8. Daniel, the
15-year-old son of Rev. A. L. Chilcoat, of
Orbisonia, fell from a hickory tree Tuesday-a
distance of forty-three feet and was
Instantly killed. Ou learning of tbe fa
tality his mother became frenzied with
grief, and it is believed her mind Is per
Forty-Five Horses Cremated.
HELENA, Mont., Oct. 8. Tbe barn of
the Manhattan Melting company at Man
hattan was- destroyed by fire. The em
ployes rescued fifty horses, but forty -five
others were burned to death. The firs
was caused by a bursting lantern.
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We can hardly imagine a
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Women are ripe for it.
They must have it. Think
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