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VOL. 36.—N0. 172. SUDDEN DEATH. Charles Stewart Par nell Bead. The Irish Leaders Unex pected Demise. He Died in the Arms ot His Devoted Wife. Death Superinduced by Strain of Recent Events. A Rheumatic Fever the Direct Cause of His Taking Off. The Whole World Electrified by the Newt— Hid Aged Mother Violent With Griof— Friends and Foes Overwhelmed With Sorrow. Astociated Press Dispatches. London, Oct. 7. —Cireat Britain and [reland were startled this morning by tbe utterly unbooked for announcement that Charles Stewart Farnell, tbe noted Irish leader, died suddenly yesterday evening in Brighton. It had been known that Farnell had not enjoyed the best of health for years, and it had been noticed and widely commented upon that Bince the O'Shea divorce develop ments and political trouble came upon him the great Irish member of parlia ment had grown thinner, and that he perceptibly aged in appearance, but nobody expected to hear of his death, and no inkling as to his illness had reached the newspapers. DIED IN lIIIS WIVK'.S ASMS, Only at this hour, 1 p. m., has it been possible to obtain details regard ing his death. He died at his home at Waiainguaui Terrace, Brighton, at l\ :30 yesterday evening. Death is said to have been indirectly duo to a chill caught last week, which at first waa not regarded as serious. Farnell, however, grew worse and a physic.an waa called in with the result that the patient was or dered to take to his bed. This was Friday last, and from that time Parnell lost strength and finally succumbed. The exact nature of the disease ia not known at present. From ti.e day he took to bed, however, the state ot Par nell's health was such as to necessitate the constant attendance of two physi cians, but in spite of their incessant and untiring efforts to prolong or save his life, Farnell gradually sank lower, until he expired in the arms of Mrs. Parnell, who ia utterly prostrated by the shock. JUS LAST APPEARANCE IN PUBLIC. The last time that Parnell appeared in public was atCreegs, Ireland, on Sep tember 27th, when he delivered a long speech on the attitude and inconsisten cies of Dillon and O'Brien. On that oc casion Parnell said he was speaking in defiance of the doctors, who ordered him to keep his room. While Farnell was speaking at Creegs it was noticed that he waa very pale and in other respects not the same man he bad been in the past. In addition, he carried his left arm in a sling. He waa suffering from rheumatism. SUDDENNESS OK HIS DEATH. Parnell arrived home at Brighton from Ireland on Thursday, and complained of suffering from a chill. Friday he was unable to leave his bed, and his regular physician was summoned. He consid ered Parnell'sMllnesa serious, and sent for another physician, with whom he held a long consultation. This consulta tion was resumed on Sunday, when Par nell waa in great pain and waa growing weaker every hour. His sicknesa was pronounced an attack of acute rheuma tism. He was untiringly nursed by his wife, who hardly left his bedside from the moment his illness was pronounced serious. Parnell did not seem to rally, grew weaker several hours before death, be came unconscious and co remained until he died. i NSCHROUNDED 1!V FRIENDS. Owing to the suddenness of the Irish leaguer's illness, and the belief of his wife and physicians that he would re cover, no friends or relatives were pres ent when he died; only Mrs. Parnell and physicians. Mrs. Parnell. Mrs. Parnell's step daughter and servants, according to the latest accounts of the death of Mr. Par nell, were the only occupants of the house on Walsingham Terrace when the Irish leader expired. The end, these later reports state, was one of intense agony for the eick man, until the mo ment when he became unconscious, and he eventually died without pain. LIKE A THUNDERBOLT. In the city, particularly, the news of Parnell's death came like a thunderbolt upon clubs and political circles. No body was even aware that he was indis posed, consequently when it became known that the Irish leader waa dead, the first idea was that he had com mitted suicide. As the day wore on, however, it leaked out from statements of his intimate friends that Parnell complained recently of not feeling as well as usual; but it waa not thought by anybody that there waa anything seri ous in the symptoms, though he waa thinner than last year. Telegrama from the principal towns in England and Ireland unite in reporting that the news of the death of Pamell causes a great sensation among his sup porters on account of its suddenness. In Dublin hia supportera are in a state of consternation. A meeting hastily called as soon aa the news of his death was known, decided that a meet ing of all Parnell's followers in that city should be called for this evening, the object being to consider what steps to take in the face of this moat disastrous event for their party. A REMARKABLE COINCIDENT. Coupled with the announcement that Parnell died last night, is the news that Sir John Pope Hennessey, member of parliament from North Kilkenny, is also dead. Hennessey, it will be re membered, immediately after the ex posure in the O'Shea divorce case, con tested the North Kilkenny election, backed by Parnell's opponents, and de feated the Parnellitea' candidate, Vin cent Scully, by 1147 votes. This was a great, possibly the greatest, test of strength between the Parnellites and McCarthyites, and the defeat of Scully no doubt counted for a great deal in the future series of disasters which befell the Irish leader. THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN. The son of Or. William Richard Powers, F. R. S., author of many im portant medical works on diseases of the brain and spiDal cord, who had been at tending Parnell, was the physician who watched the closing hours of hi 3 life. The great leader's condition waß so bad throughout yeaterday that Dr. Powera was unable "to leave hia bedside from early morning until Parnell breathed his last in the evening. MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE. Mra. Parnell is recefving a large num ber of telegraphic meaaagea from ap parently all parts of the world, all of them containing words of condolence. A dispatch sent from Brighton at 5:30 p. m. today, aaya Mrs. Parnell continues in a condition too prostrated to be able to see any one. Both Mr. Powera and hia son refuse to make any statement as to the cause of hia death, or aa to the progress of hia sickness until the family authorizes it. NOT RELIGIOUSLY MARRIED. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Parnell fully intended having a religioua mar riage ceremony performed, but the vicar of Steyning refused to officiate, on the ground that Mrs. Parnell waa a divorced woman. The vicar, however, offered to lend the use of hia church for the cere mony if Mr. Parnell found a clergyman to officiate. The biahop of the diocese then forbade the ceremony, as the par ties were already civilly married. Fi nally, through Parnell'fl perseverance, it was arranged that Rev. Mr. Penfold, of St. .Tames, Marylebone, should officiate, and Mr. Parnell intended to Beck a li cense when the bishop of Chichester, who was on the continent, returned. FATHER OF MRS. o'silEA's .IHILDREX. A news agency states that among lib complicated private affairs. Parnell left unsettled the question of the custody of his wife's youngest children. "It is no secret," says the same authority, "that Mr. Parnell claimed to be the father of the two youngest children of Mrs. O'Shea." RI'.MOItS OF SUICIDE, Early in the day the report that Par nell died by his own hand, spread far and wide, and among the persons whom it reached was Mrs. Parnell. Tonight she requests that an emphatic denial be given the rumor that her husband com mitted suicide. She states that he had long suffered from rheumatism which developed into fever which killed him. PEACEFUL FACE OF THE DEAD. In au interview this evening, James O'Kelly, member of parliament for North Roscommon, said he called upon Mrs. Parnell tonight, and she admitted him to see the body of Parnell. O'Kelly de clared, that from the peaceful expres sion of the face of his late friend, it was difficult to believe that he waa really dead. He could not state what was the cause of his death. The aspect of the corpse, however, suggested that death resulted from natural causes, and had come without any violent pain. LATEST ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH SCENE. Later —Parnell, it is now stated, suf fered from congestion of the lungs, be sides rheumatism. He became un conscious at 7 o'clock last evening. After repeated recalling to sensibility, he lapsed into linal unconsciousness. The night Without was a wild one, the wind howling around the house facing the sea, and heavy gusts of rain beating at the win dows. Signs of extreme exbauation warned thoae about the bedside that the end was near. He finally passed away before his wife realized that he was dead. She had borne up nobly till the last, and then when all was over broke down utteily. [Charles Stewart Parnell was born at Avondale, county of Wicklow, Ireland, in 1846. He was educated at Cam bridge university, and entered parlia ment aa a member for Meath in 1875. In 1877 he introduced the Irish church act amendment bill, in order to facili tate the purchase of the tenantry hold ings of the disestablished Irish church. The bill was defeated by a vote of 15!> to 110. He then became leader of the obstruc tionists in parliament, and in 1879 founded the Irish National Land League, to bring about a reduction of rack rents, and to facilitate the obtaining of the ownership of the soil by the occupiers. In 1879 he lectured in American cities to : raise funds for the league. In 1880 he was returned for Mayo, Meath and Cork, and entered parliament for the last. The Land league was declared illegal arid Parnell was imprisoned at Kilmain THURSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 8, 1891. —TEN PAGES. ham. He was Boon released, and in 1883 aided in procuring the passage of.the arrears act, the laborers and tramways acts. Parnell's rece-nt, complications are sufficiently familiar to the public. Par nell's mother was Delia Stewart, daughter of Admiral Stewart, of the American navy ; hia father was an Irish gentleman whom she wedded.! EFFECT OF PARNELL'S DEATH. Factional Fends Swallowed Up in the Flood of Sorrow. London, Oct. 7. —Joseph Chamber lain, when interviewed regarding Par nell's death, said it might influence the government to go to the country on the present legislation, but added it was more likely that the government would endeavor to pass the Irish government bill, with a fair prospect that it could be done, if the opposition would adopt the same attitude toward the measure, but it would be, he thought, late in '92 before the measure could become a law. Justin McCarthy said it was impossi ble to forecast the"political effect of the death of Parnell. McCarthy added, how ever, that he hoped it would lead to complete reunion of all shades of opinion among Irishmen in general, and in the Irißh parliamentary party in particular. Certainly, he said, it will not hinder the progress of the movement for the self government of Ireland. McCarthy be lieved all feeling of hostility to Parnell, or of hostility between individual mem bers of the Irish parliamentary party, would be swallowed up and completely disappear in the feeling of genuine and universal regret which was experienced among Irishmen at the death of Parnell. "Three weeks ago," Mr. McCarthy said, "we (Parnell and myself), had a long and friendly conference at m> house at Chelsea, and we mutually agreed to draw part of the panic fund to defray the expenses of registering, which were incurred before the split in the party." "Before the divorce proceedings, "»said Mr. McCarthy, in conclusion, "I wfea a close friend of Parnell, whom t ad mired intensely. Parnell consulted me in regard to his lamentable manifesto, and I used all efforts in endeavoring to prevent him from issuing it to the public. My idea in trying to prevent him from so doing, was that the issuance of the manifesto would make hia leadership of the Irish party an utter impossibility. It was evident that McCarthy and the members of his party were affected at Parnell's death, and that all feeling of animosity to the great Irish leader had sunk beneath the flood of sorrow caused by hia Budden and untimely death. THE IRISH RIENZI. Mews of Parnell's Death Caused Univer sal Sorrow In Ireland. Dublin, Oct, 7.—Now that Parnell is dead, it is said, it waa a matter of no toriety among hie intimate friends that his health had been rapidly declining for months past. His friends and doc tors, they say, urged him in vain to be more careful, bnt all their remonstrance? were unavailing. Mr. Parnell continued to work at the highest pressure, and un derwent constant privations and fatigu ing journeys that would have ruined the health of the strongest man. At Creegs September 27th Parnell com plained of a peculiar pain in the region of the heart which never troubled him before. There waa tremendous excitement in this city when the report of his death spread among the masses. One of the results waa a great rush for the various newspaper offices, in endeavors to get confirmation of the startling informa tion. The offices of the National league were fairly besieged with an excited throng of warm-hearted Irishmen, who had forgotten all about their troubles with Parnell in their desire to express sympathy for the great leader ot the Irish people, who had fought so many battles in behalf of home rule. Many tear-stained faces were seen among the crowd. Prominent Parnelliteß. who have been interviewed upon the subject, declare that it will not afiect their position, and that they intend to continue in inde dependent opposition to the party which has fought against their leader. The Mail, commenting on his death, says: "Now the battle for home rule must be fought on its own merits. All the same every generous heart will lament the tragic career of the Irish Rienzi." At a meeting of the national federa tion, the McCarthyite organization in Hub city, David Sheehy, member of par liament for South Gafway, submitted a motion to adjourn in consequence of the death of Parnell. Adopted and ad journed. Cork, Oct. 7. —The announcement of the death of Parnell produced here a feeling of atupefacetion. Groups of peo ple gathered in the streetaand discussed the event, many showing poignant grief. The feeling was sharad by the political opponents of Parnell. Current opinion among the McCarthyites agrees his death ends ail sectional feud among Irishmen, and the consensus of opinion is that it will increase the weight of the Irish vote. Prominent members of the Nationalist party at Liverpool, upon being interviewed today, declared that nothing can now sever the party at the next general election, and that they will make a clean sweep of all the Iriah districta. Parnell bad continued to attach the greatest import ance to the support he received from America. He only abandoned his pro posed trip to the United States this au tumn when he was convinced that it would be fatal to be absent from Ireland. He had decided, however, at all risks to go before the general election took place, in order to rai6e funds, Belfast, Oct. 7. —On tbe receipt of the news of the death of Parnell, at Belfast, a placard with deeply mourning borders was posted throughout the city. This was headed "murdered," and un derneath the words, "Is it true. Say, priests, is it true?" FOLLOWED INTO THE GRAVE. A Caustic Editorial by Archbishop Walsh on the Death of l'arnell. New York, Oct. B.—The cable stateß that tho Dublin Catholic, the official organ o£ the Catholic hierarch, will print today a leader written by Arch bishop Walsh. The prelate boldly follows Parnell into the grave with the denunciation of the church. He says: "Parnell's death is one of those events which remind the world of God. So far as known, Parnell died unrepentant of his offenße against God and the country. He died plotting fiesh discord while the champion or tool of a faction, steeped in traitorism to the vory lips. By the grave now open charity can scarcely find a place. Such tears as are shed mußt be for the memory of what he once bad been. The name of Par nell and the story of Ireland's destinies are forever linked. The record of his service must always live. Pity it must be read through a tangled veil, woven in his later days of pride, einfulneaa and falsity. Parnell is dead. It is impossi ble to say how far Parnell'a name may he still used as the rallying cry for treachery. The weeds which grow on the grave of a dead cause are noxious and rank; but there is no cause to fear that those which spring from the tomb of Parnellism, will be able to thwart the freedom of Ireland. Her feet are strong enough to tread down the unholy growth. To Catholics, the close of Parnell's ca reer is one of terrible significance. Death has come in hia home of sin; hia last glimpse of the world unhallowed by the consolations of religion; his last memory linked forever with hers whose presence seems to forbid a thought of repentance. He haa passed into eternity without a sign of sorrow for the insult offered morality; for his offense against the law resting at the base of society ; for hia revolt againat hia native land, and against the an notated prelates and ministers of God's church." THE THREE DICTATORS. Pat Ford Points a Moral from the Death of Parnell. New York, Oct. 7.—Patrick Ford, ed itor of the Irish World, significantly connected the suddenness of the deaths of Balmaceda, Boulanger and Parnell. "These three men," said he, "occupied unique positions in their respective countries. Each was a dictator in hia way. Parnell was unmistakably one, and his death will unify the parliamentary factions. No longer will there be a one-man power in Iriah affairs. So long as Parnell lived, he represented to a cereain following the only national patty. He knew long ago that he had do future. He should have retired, but as he did not, and as his death comes so suddenly, it makes one think strange thoughts. There are now no Boulangists in France. There will be no longer any Parnellites in England and Ireland. The Balmacedists in Chile are no more, and with the three dictators gone, especially the one in Ireland, I see hope for the future of Irish national ism." PARNELL'S MOTHER Thrown Into Paroxysms of Grief at News of Her Son's Death. Bordentown, N. J., Oct. 7. —The news of her son's death was first made known to Mrs. Parnell by a reporter this morn ing. When the reporter was announced Mrs. Parnell evidently divined that he had some information relating to Par nell, for she exclaimed: "What haa NifaUen my son?" /Seeing that the reporter hesitated, she continued: "Is he ill, or worse, has he been shot, or did he shoot himself?" The reporter broke tbe news to her as gently as possible, and when he at last announced that Parnell was dead, the white-haired mother reeled backward and fell on the floor. "Oh! my son! Oh, my good, kind Charles! They have killed you!" she shrieked. Her grief was heartrending. She was seized with hysterica, and by turns wept and laughed. "That viper!'' she exclaimed after she recovered, pointing her long, bony finger at the house of her half brother, Edward Stewart, "that viper over there kept me away from him. He began suit for $15,000 against me to dispossess me from my home, and I spent my all in defending it. When Charles wrote to me, asking me whether I needed any thing, I told him the crops were bring ing me in plenty of money. That cheered him, aud it pleased me to say so, although I was in poverty. Oh! he was a good and dutiful son, and never neglected me. Lies! lies! liea ! all lieB! when they say he refused to provide for me! I say it ia slander; foul slander!'' Then the old lady paced up and down the room, aobbiug convulsively. "It's Michael Davitt's and the Irish World's persecution and the politicians that killed him!" she said. "I knew this last trouble would be his death, and to think I could not be near him at all on account of those vipers! For nffy years I have been trying to do something for the Irish people, and my reward is the death of my children. I have lost three daughters, two grand sons and now a son!" "His death," said she, after a mo ment's pause, "has been caused by the persecution of his enemies. Hi 3 heart had been broken and that was the cause of his death! In the death of my son, Ireland has lost her best friend. No other would have done or could have done so much foi the people as he!" At intervals Mrs. Parnell's voice was choked with sobs, and in each instance it was some moments before she could proceed. At times her grief became bo great that she gave way to it in words which ahe eubaequently said she did not mean. "I do not believe he died a natural death," she said at one point. "If he did, it waa because his heart was broken, and there waß no other cause whatever, no matter what the physicians say." As to any report which might be started to the effect that Parnell had committed suicide, Mrs. Parnell said such reports were not worth considera tion. For Borne time Mrs. Parnell has been making an effort to get over to Ireland to see her son, but for three years she has been kept at home by suits in the courts of Philadelphia. The proceedings have left her entirely without funds. Mrs. Parnell says that with the death of her son, she haa done with her efforts in Ireland's cause. "He gave hia life for it," she said, "and that was enough." Messages from a few friends, offering sympathy, were received by Mrs. Par nell this afternoon. No message had been received by Mrs. Parnell, up to 2 o'clock, from abroad. This seeming neglect waa an additional cause of griel to the old lady. Although Mrs. Parnell claims that she [CONTINUED ON FIFTH PAGE.] A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A, Getz, 126 West Third street. 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