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THE HERALD Standi for the Interests of Southern California. subscribe" FOR IT. r VOL. XXXV.—NO. 32. NAUGHTY PARNELL. His Cohabitation With His Friend's Wife. The Famous O'Shea Divorce Suit On Trial. Sensational Evidence Submitted by the Plaintiff. The Defendants Allow the Case to Go by Default and Parnell Must Pay the Costs. Associated Press Dispatches. London, Nov. 15.—The trial of the O'Sheadivorce case was opened before a special jury this morning. Parnell, the co-respondent, was not represented by counsel. O'Shea was the only prominent figure present. Coward briefly opened the case for the petitioner. Ke said, as he understood the case, the respondent denied that she committed adultery, as did also the co respondent. The respondent further alleged that the petitioner connived at her adultery, and wilfully separated him self from her. Lockwood, counsel for Mrs. O'Shea, stated that he did not intend to cross examine any of the witnesses in behalf of Mrs. O'Shea, nor take any part in the proceedinge. Clarke, of the counsel for Captain O'Sha, said Lockwood's announcement seriously altered the position, now that neither Parnell nor Mrs, O'Shea would take part in the case. It was therefore undefended. That con tinuous acts of adultery had been committed by the respondent and co-respondent, would be placed beyond doubt. A witness would prove that while the respondent was visiting in Bedford square she was visited by Par nell, who went under the name of Smith. At another house he visited her as Stewart. On one occasion he had escaped by the balcony to avoid O'Shea. The respondent and Parnell were actu ally together at Eastbourne and Brock ley. Parnell could not face the evi dence. He allowed judgment to go by default, because he dared not go into the witness box. He did not wonder at Parnell's refusal to answer the charges of faithlessness and falsehood, and be trayal of the friendship of a man who trusted him. O'Shea stood for parlia ment in 1880. He was then introduced to Parnell, who dined with him and Mrs. O'Shea, Mrs. Steele being one of the party. Nothing excited O'Shea's suspicion until 1881, when Parnell vis ited the respondent. His annoyance over Parnell's approaches to his wife led O'Shea to send a challenge. Mrs. Steele saw Parnell, who assured her that there was no ground for jealous suspicions. 5! The petition for divorce, he said, was filed in December last. Parnell then put in a simple denial. Mrs. O'Shea made a denial, and counter charges against her husband, alleging that he had committed adultery with a number of persons, including her own sister, Mrs. Steele. She also charged him with cruelty and having connived at her adul tery for a series of years. Her plea al most amounted to a confession of adul tery. The husband would be able abso lutely to disprove everything possible suggested against him. He could show that the charge of connivance was groundless; that when O'Shea first heard of the intimacy, he challcaged Parnell to a duel, which was averted through Mrs. Steele. Afterwards the af fectionate relations between O'Shea and his wife were continued. Parnell was again invited to Eltham in 1882. After Parnell was released from Kilmain ham jail he renewed his visits to Eltham; he almost habitually slept there. Parnell used to drive from parliament to Eltham and Mrs. O'Shea would go down stairs to meet him. O'Shea wrote his wife, remonstrating against the visits. Furious scenes oc curred between them. On one occasion he found a portmanteau belonging to Parnell at his house; he carried it off, throwing it out of the 1 railroad station. Continuing his speech, Sir Edward Clarke described all the places and the different hours where Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea had met, and the various stories about them. He said O'Shea wrote his wife concerning these stories, and re ceived a specific denial. For nineteen weeks, in 1886, they occupied a house together in St. John's road, Eastbourne. Later they occupied another house in Eastbourne. This occurred before No vember, 1886, after the respondent's promise to her husband that a new course would be adopted. Later a gen tleman, calling himself Fox, went to the office of a house agent and engaged a house on Trevillon street, Brockley. He afterwards changed his name to Pres ton. This man was Parnell. Mrs. O'Shea frequently called herself the sis ter of the occupant. The next house was taken by Mrs. O'Shea in Regent's park, she giving as references Mr. Pres ton, of Brockley, and Mr. Parnell, "two gentlemen in one," said Sir Edward. These facts proved that the pair con cealed their intimacy to the last, and cleared O'Shea of the charge of conniv ance. Respondent and Parnell used this house together from 1887 until 1880. All this, said Sir Edwin, would be proved in the evidence, and would liberate Captain O'Shea from a marriage that he now looked upon as a shameless bondage. Captain O'Shea was then called to the stand. His testimony was corroborative in detail of the points touched upon by Sir Edward Clarke in his opening ad dress. He said, among other things, that while he was a candidate for Gal way, he heard statements about Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea. He remonstrated with his wife, but she said her acquaint ance with Parnell was for political pur poses. She told him she knew Parnell had been secretly married. When para graphs appeared in the papers about Parnell's visits to Eltham, O'Shea wrote to his wife expressing annoyance at the circumstance. There was talk shout taking criminal proceedings against the newHpapers, but, us it. was- thought it would only ariake the scandal worse, the idea wan abandonee!. Afterward be saw a paragraph to the effect that Parnell had been staying at East bourne with Mrs. O'Shea and wrote her. Some time after, his (O'Shea's) son showed him a para graph stating that Parnell had been at BUI hem. Plaintiff showed this para graph to Parnell, who seemed much an noyed. On April 15, 1887, plaintiff Baw his wife and had a long and painful in terview with her, showing her son's letter. The letter referred to was read by counsel. It communicated matters rel ative to the visit of Parnell to Mrs. O'Shea. The son said he had heard the voice of that awful scoundrel, Parnell, and should like to have knocked him down, but did not wish to upset his mother, who told him that Parnell had only come to dinner. The letter continues: "Perhaps 1 ought to have kicked him. You, how ever, know more about these things than I do. But if you wish me to kick him, it shall be done on the lirst oppor tunity." There was no cross-examination of O'Shea. Photos of Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea were placed in evidence, and Harriett Bull, formerly in the service of Mrs. Dawson of Brighton, was called. She remembered Mrs. O'Shea. Some five or six years ago, Captain O'Shea came there, as did also another gentleman, whom she identified by photo as Par nell. He would come every day, and at all times. When he came the children would go out, and no one be in the house but he and Mrs. O'Shea. They would be together for hours. He once slept in the house when O'Shea was not there. She recollected on one occasion going to Mrs. O'Shea's bedroom to speak to her. She heard voices, tried the door and found it locked. Caroline Pethers, a widow, residing in Cheltenham, rented a house in the lat ter part of 1883 to Captain and Mrs. O'Shea. Two or three days after the family arrived a gentleman appeared whom she identified as Parnell. He went by the name of Charles Stewart. He and Mrs. O'Shea were in the dining room for several hours on one occasion with the door locked. They were in other rooms with the doors locked. They used to drive out in the night. Parnell "slept frequently at the house when O'Shea was not there. He was in the drawing-room at one time with Mrs. O'Shea, "with the door locked, when Captain O'Shea rang the front-door bell. Parnell escaped from the house, went to the front door, rang the bell, and asked to see Captain O'Shea. He did not escape by the stairs. There was a balcony outside the window, and two rope fire escapes in the house. [Laughter. I Witness saw Mrs. O'Shea once go up stairs, pull down the blind and enter Parnell's bedroom. Mrs. O'Shea used to carry hot water to Parnell's bedroom. The court here adjourned the case uutil Monday. The refusal of Mrs. O'Shea to make an.v defense, and failure of Parnell to appear in court to refute the charges, have caused an immense sensation. The utter collapse of the defense is tanta mount to an acknowledgment of their guilt, and will result in Parnell being condemned to pay the cost of the di vorce proceedings. BROUGHT TO A CLIMAX. THE DIFFICULTY ABOUT THE "WORLD'S FAIR EXHIBIT HALLS. The Unconditional Use of 'Washington Park Demanded, or the Whole Ques tion of Site Will Be Again Opened. Chfcaoo, Nov. 15.—The executive committee of the World's fair national commission today took a decided pre liminary action in the matter of the ap portionating of the various exhibit halls among the parks constituting the site. Uncertainty as to the extent to which Washington nark would be used, has for some time past constituted one of the main difficulties, involving in directly the lake front problem. The several schemes for Washington park have been objected to by the South park commissioners, as involving a too great defacement of the existing land scape. Yielding to their objections would necessarily mean a diminished use of Washington park, and the in creased importance of the lake front and Jackson park. This afternoon the subject was brought to a climax at the meeting of tUe executive committee, which after a lengthy debate, adopted a resolution insisting that the local directory obtain from the South park commission before the meeting of the national commission on the 18th inst., consent for the uncon ditional use of Washington park. Unless such action is taken the ex ecutive committee will feel constrained to'recommend to the commission the ab rogation of the resolutions adopting the various sites heretofore tendered. The classification committee of the national commission were in session to day, closing up their work. The depart ments, as laid out by Commissioner De Young of California, which had been par tially changed, were restored to their or iginal shape, and ratified finally by the committee, as the final recommendation of the main classification. The committee expects to have most of the sub-classification finished when the commission meets. In Honor of Keddiok. Mokelumne Hill, Cal., Nov. 15.—A great demonstration was held here to night in honor of John B. Reddick, lieutenant governor-elect. The town was beautifully decorated and illumin ated. There was a torchlight procession over half a mile long, with barges and transparencies. Fireworks were dis played all along the line. Delegations were present from all over Calaveras and Amador counties. An open air meeting followed the parade. Mr. Ked dick was introduced amid great cheer ing. A number of speeches were made, and the demonstrations closed with a grand ball. Collided on a Trestle. Portland, Ore., Nov. 15. —A collision occurred this morning on the Mount I Tabor motor lino, on n trestle in East i Portland, .lack O'Connor, the engineer , ol the incoming mo! or, was badly scalded i by escaping;steam. None of tbepaes ' i tigers were injured. It is claimed that i the collision was due to carelessness. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1890. MURDER WILL OUT. The Ivett Mystery Will Be Cleared Away. A Plain Case Against August Olsen. The Old Man Was Evidently Slain By His Brother-in-Law. Circumstances All Point that Way, and His Arrest is Liable at Any Hour. Associated Press Dispatches. Merced, Nov. 15. —The criminal por tion of the Ivett affair is being held back for the time being, and the ground work is being laid for a contest before the courts for the administration of the es tate. The pond near Ivett's house is much lower than yesterday, but not enough water has been discharged to show the bottom in any place. A detec tive from San Francisco, who has been working up the case, unbosomed himself today, as follows: "In any other place but this, I would have sworn out a complaint and had my man in jail long ago, but I find that I must proceed differently here. I have seen the bloody overalls and shoes worn by Olsen on the night of the murder. I have seen awful gashes in Ivett's head made with a hammer that, beyond all d übt, I have heard Olsen admit that '..e had carried around with him for several days just previous to the tragedy ; a hammer which, from his own description, would make just BUCh a mark as the head of Ivett shows, and he cannot make any sort of explana tion as to the whereabouts of the hammer. I have -measured the bloody footprints, and compared them with his. I have seen that the feet of his unshod horse tally exactly with those at the gate. And, in spite of the fact that every scintilla of evidence obtained points directly toward August Olsen as the murderer, I am advised not to make any arrest, but to wait a while." Sheriff AVarfield is biding his time, and it is said that Olsen's arrest may be announced at any time. BAY DISTRICT TRACK. Sunol, Palo Alto and Stamboul Fall to Lower Their Records. San Francisco, Nov. 16.—-At the Bay Dißtrict track, today, Bulwer won the trotting race, best two in three, with Vincinzo second, Millio Wilkes third; best time 2:26^. Soudan trotted against his record of 2 :27}4, making a mile in 2 (81. Ellineer won the second trotting race in two heats; best time 2:28%, Eros second. Electricity lowered his record, 2:24%, to 2:22. Amigo made two attempts to beat his record, 2:21>«, and succeeded, on the second effort, in lowering it to 2:21. Vida Wilkes trotted a mile in 2:24, but did not lower her record of 2:22)^. Palo Alto trotted a mile in 2:14\. The quarters were made in 84k', I:o7'£ and 1:40%. Stamboul trotted against his record, but failed to beat it, making a mile in 2:13; time by quarters, 33, 1:05 and 1:38. Sunol went a mile in 2:12%. Time by quarters, 1:33, 1:05, 1:38, 2:12%. Pacing race, purse $500—Hummer, Gold Medal, Princess Alice and Ned Winslow started. Gold Medal won first heat; time 2:16%; Ned Winslow won the next two; time 2:17 and 2:lß,' s >. Postponed on account of darkness. Bay City Briefs. San Francisco, Nov. 15. — Judge James A. Gibson of the superior court has forwarded his resignation to the governor, to take effect January Ist. Judge Gibson will resume his practice of the law with Judge John D. Works of tan Diego. Philip Lewis, commission merchant, aged 06, was found dead in bed this morning from asphyxiation. It is sup posed he failed to turn the gas off. Tuesday night watchman August Goss on the British ship Hospodor, lying at the Green-street wharf, disaupeared. Today his body was found in the water near the ship, with a dent in the skull. Eugene C. Ritchie, first mate of the ship, was arrested today, charged with the murder of Goss. Sailors on the Hospodor say Ritchie had threatened to throw Goss overboard. Murder or Suicide. Martinez, Cal.. Nov. 15.—0n Friday the town of Clayton was disturbed by the startling intelligence that James Pavagnero and wife, residents of that place, had been discovered dead in bed. The coroner was sent for, and arriving at the scene, found evidence of a brutal murder to justify him in notifying the sheriff and district attorney of the facts. Pa vagnero had been" employed at the Glenn Terry vineyard for the past two years. He was an industrious, hard working man. some 28 years of age, and had been married about two years. Later reports render it doubtful whether it waR murder or suicide. Fresno Items. Fresno, Nov. 15. —The pressroom of the Enquirer office was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss about $2000. The origin of the fire is unknown. William Canfield of Selma was shot and mortally wounded at Sanger last night by William Lane, a deputy consta ble. Lane is lodged in jail here and he refuses to make a statement. Death of a Wealthy Bachelor. Watsonville, Nov. 15. —Dr. Charles Ford of the Charles Ford company, an extensive mercantile association, died here this morning. He owns property here to the extent of half a million dol lars ; also the Paraiso springs and other properties. He was 66 years of age, and I unmarried. Seuttiuvo Commuted. Sackame.nto. Nov. 15. —Governor VVa- I terman has decided to commute the. sentence of Hiram Miller, the slayer of Glenn, to 15 years. Miller was sent enced to life imprisonment. By the terms of commutation, he will be re leased in October, 1894. A DOUBLE SCANDAL. High Canadian Officials Charged With Extensive Boodllng. New Yokk, Nov. 15. —A Quebec special asserts that Laurier, the opposition leader, is in possession of proofs of a double scheme beside which the Cana dian Pacific scandal of 1873 is insignifi cant, and that he will spring them at the next session of parliament. It is alleged that boodle was paid Thos. McGreery, M.P., by contractors for the Quebec and Esquimau docks, for information from the public works de partment, of which his bosom friend, Sir Hector Langevin, is minister. It is said the friends of the government are urging the ministers to dissolve parlia ment before Laurier can present and jprove his charges. Unless it is done, Langevin and McGreery will probably be expelled. EASTERN ECHOES, Minor Mention of Happening!) Beyond the Ranges. Phineas Taylor Barnum, the veteran showman, is seriously ill with influenza. W. B. Somerville, capitalist and real estate dealer at Fort Worth, Texas, has made an assignment, with liabilities at $200,000. Henry Villard will sail for New York on the 20th. He is said not to have lost faith in enterprises with which he is connected. A warrant has been issued for Teller Smith, of the Merchants' National bank of Amsterdam, N. Y. He is said to be a defaulter in the sum of $9800. Harrison H. Wentworth, book-keeper of the Lime Rock National bank of Providence, R. 1., has been arrested on the charge of embezzling funds. Deputy Sheriff Giles, of Harlan county, Ky., was killed at Rose Hill, W. Va., on election day. He was trying to arrest two men and' killed them both before he died. It is reported that Dick Liddel, owner of Delisarius and other race horses, was shot and perhaps mortally injured, by Trainer Purcell, at Gloucester, N. J. The men quarreled about a racing matter. Jay Gould has expressed the opinion that the flurry in stocks is about over, and he loosed for steady improvement soon. He knows little about the Bar ings' trouble, but thinks they are not seriously affected. Haj Li Wah & Co., one of the largest Chinese importing firms in New York, is in financial trouble. They carried nearly $100,000 worth of goods up to a few months ago. Their collapse is the sensation of Chinatown. . The Methodist missionary committee has appropriated $56,000 for Japan, »16, --000 for Corea, and $1000 for Lower Cali fornia. This finishes the appropriations for foreign countries. The entire amount thus appropriated is $540,907. The amount remaining which they are en titled to expend, is $25,446. HOLDS SUPREME SWAY. PROF. KOCH THE LION OF THE HOUR IN THE FATHERLAND. Intense Interest Taken in His Discovery at Home and Abroad—French Physi cians Alone Are Skeptical. Berlin, Nov. 15.—[Coprighted (1890) by the New York Associated Presß.] Prof. Koch holds supreme sway over public interest. The publication of his statement at home and abroad has in tensified the excitement, and messages are pouring in from all parts of Europe and America. Many medical men, in cluding English and American physi cians, have been studying the process under the aids of Prof. Koch. Interest ing reports of progress of treatment in many cases continue to be made. To meet the pressure, another hospital is about to be established. The secret of the composition of the lymph has been communicated to Koch's intimate colleagues ; also to Prof. Weig artof Frankfort, Dr.Rast of the Hamburg hospital, and Prof. Nothnagel, of the Vienna university. Nothnagel, in ad dressing his students on the matter, said the discovery has a far wider scope than Jenner's discovery of vaccination, and is perhaps the grandest feat in the history of medical science. Prof. Billroth holds that Koch's method places it beyond a doubt that a remedy will be found before long for cancer. The only criticisms on Koch's discovery come from French medical men, some of whom advise incredulity until the nature of the remedy is fully known, and scientific proof given of its effectiveness. Religious Instruction In Germany. The leading feature of the primary education bill of the government con cerns v religious instruction. The bill provides that every child shall be edu cated in its own creed, and that classes in religious knowledge shall be con ducted by the respective religious bodies, representatives of such bodies in each community being authorized to preside over the classes. Classes for in struction in the evangelical and catholic creeds will be intrusted to the parish pastor or priest. Arch Duke John's Will. The will of the Arch Duke John, of Austria, has been opened in Vienna. He leaves everything to Milly Stubel, his morganatic wife. The will will be contested as invalid under the Austrian law. Socialists Beaten. The Socialists were badly beaten in several communal elections the past week. The abolition of repression seems to be weakening the party. Discussing Powderly. Denver, Nov. 15. —At tonight's secret session of the Knights of Labor, a reso lution was considered which created hi ich excitement and very warm debate, li matter was not settled before ad nment. It is understood the reso lution, is some matter affecting Grand Master Powderly. SANCHEZ CINCHED. The RebeUion in Honduras Ended. Short Shrift Given the Rebel Leaders. Sanchez Taken to the Public Square and Shot. Many of His Followers Killed in the Final Struggle—President Bogran Restored to Power. Associated Press Dispatches. La Libertad, Nov. 15. —Advices are received from Honduras that San chez had been captured by President Bogran's forces, after a severe struggle, and the revolution is probably at an end. The country in general is quiet, and the sympathies of the people are with Bog ran. Most of Sanchez men were killed in the struggle today. Sanchez and a few of his officers were captured and were hurried to the public square and shot without any delay. This ended the Sanchez revolution. While Sanchez was in power, he ex ecuted two men of Bogran's cabinet, one of them Simon Martinez. BARING BROTHERS. Russia Was at the Bottom of Their Em barrassment. London, Nov. 15.—The total liabilities of the Barings amount to £21,000,000, while their assets at present prices, are valued at £24,000,000. 'f he government has authorized the Bank of England, if necessary, to issue an additional £2,000, --000 in notes, and will suspend the bank act if requisite. The original cause of the firm's trouble was Russia's with drawal of several millions deposits on learning of the firm's dealings in Argen tine and Uruguay bonds. It is expected that incoming investors will gradually relieve the strain in the market. LIFE BELTS SAVED THEM. Story of the Snrvlrors or the Sunk Ship Serpent. London, Nov. 16.—A statement of the survivors of the war ship Serpent, says she struck the rocks at 10 o'clock at night, while running nine knots an hour. The weather was very thick and the wind was blowing hard. A tre mendous swell was on. After striking, she thumped on the rocks half an hour, j then slid off and sank. The officers re mained on the bridge to the last. The A GATGH. Special to the Herald.] Redondo, November 9th. —The citizens of this place were thrown into a state of great excitemenit>this afternoon by the strangest catch ever known in these waters. The angler, a well-known resident, was armed with a bamboo rod of only ordinary size. He had waited in vain for a bite for nearly half an hour when he felt, at the end of his line, a fish evidently endowed with enormous strength. The battle which ensued has probably never been paralleled in piscatorial annals. It attracted two-thirds of the popula tion of the village, so rapidly was the exciting news circu lated. The beholders could scarcely believe their eyes when, as the finny monster was drawn out of the water, its side was found to be adorned with the business card of the LONDON CLOTHING CO., whose bargains are now attracting almost as much attention as the fish itself will receive from anglers all over the country. . .. m nil 1 ihfa ii irt&T.ir i riill -*S>3 A YEARF Buys the Duily Siiud and 12 the Weekly Hei.vld. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. crew, by order of the captain, took to the .rigging. The survivors- were mem bers of the life-boat crew, and had on life belts. This aided in saving them. PARNELL UKTIKES. Rumor Says He Will No Longer Lead Hii Party in tin- House. London, Nov. 15 —The Dublin V. x press says Parnell has informed prominent men in the parliamentary party that he will not lead the party in parliament during the next session. Sexton has been appointed to move in ■parliament a Parnellite amendment to the address in reply to the speech from the throne. This implies that he will lead the Parnellitea during the absence of their chief. Newark, N. J., Nov. 15.—John Dillon, M. P., was asked, tonight, if he thought it true that Parnell had resigned the leadership of the Irish party. He said the author of the report was the Dublin Express, the organ of the landlords and all the opponents of the Irish parlia mentary party. He considered the re port as absurd. New York, Nov. 15.—A London spe cial tonight says Parnell denies that lie will retire from the leadership of the Irish party, on account of the O'Shea trial. CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS. Bits of News Flashed from Foreign Shores. John Lewis Brown, the painter, died in Paris. The German budget for 1891 will de mand a loan of 65,000,000 marks-. A. solicitor named Mayhew, at West minster, England, absconded leaving liabilities of $655,000; assets nominal. The French steamer Le Chatelier was wrecked in a fog off the mouth of the Loire. The crew escaped in boats. Kate Rioardan, who shot and wounded Dr. Bright of Oxford, has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment. The marriage of the Comte de Gollifet and Miss Stevens of America, took place at Montmorency, France, Saturday, with great ceremony. A railway train with a large number of Turkish soldiers was derailed near Salontca. Thirty persons were killed and forty injured. The seamen, stewards and wharfmen who have been on a strike for several months at Melbourne, have given up the struggle and resumed work. At the election of a rector for Glas gow university, Balfour, chief secretary for Ireland (Conservative,) was elected by 948 votes, against 717 for Lord Aber deen (Liberal.) President Pelligrini, of the Argentine republic, replying to a deputation, de clared that he would never authorize the suspension of the redemption of the public debt. His aim was to develop the resources of the country, and he hoped a sound economy of state affairs i would soon be re established.