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VOL. 37.—N0. 27. DEPEW ON PARNELL. Services in Memory of the Irish Leader, j Uhauncey Depew the Orator of the Occasion. An Eloquent Tribute Paid to the Distinguished Dead. His Achievements Likened to Those of Bismarck, Oarahetta and Gari- baldi—God Save Ire : land. associated Press Dispatches. Nkw York, Nov. 15.—Servicee to the memory of the late Charleß Stewart Parnell were held tonight in the acade my of music. Mr. Chauncey M. Depew was the eulogist. Delegations from the Polish societies of New York were on the platform, and representatives from Philadelphia, Boßton, New Kaven and Bridgeport paid tribute by their pres ence. The orator was greeted with earnest applause. T '"We are here to pay tribute to tbe memory of a man who made an indeli ble impress upon his times, and per formed incalculable services for his country," said Mr. Depew. "In this audience are Irishmen oi all creeds and widely divergent views on the questions affecting Ireland, who for the evening and the occasion, lay aside antagonism to plant a flower upon the grave of one of the most emmentof theii race. The weaknesses and errors of great leaders are an inseparable part of the elements which affect their fortunes while living; but when they are dead the sum of their services to the people isj their monu ment. A career crowded with the bat tles, precautions, imprisonments, de feats and triumphs, concentrating in one individuality the hopes and fears, the passions and resentments of a na tion for centuries conld not end without leaving behind controversies which time and opportunity alone could heal. It is our purpose to night to recognize and gracefully re member tha wisdom, patriotism, cour age and superb generalship with which Charles Stewart Parnell organized and led his countrymen within sight of the promised land" of self-government. Tho historian of this period cannot write the chronicles of Germany without Bis marck ; of France without Gambetta; Italy, without Cavour and Garibaldi; Ireland, without Parnell." The speaker then reverted to Ireland's turbulent history before the beginning of the present century, at which time the history of modern Ireland began. "After war'ahd devastation in the other European countries," he said, "there followed peace, recuperation, prosperity, freland forms the solitary exception to the beneficial power of peace. Her story is a paradox of nations. When most at rest, she has suffered most rnisory." These results, Mr. Depew held, were due to what Gladstone recently char acterized as "centuries of wrong." "The forms of self-government, with out the spirit of liberty," said Mr. Depew, "work greater injustice than absolutiem. An autocrat can be forced to listen to tbe cry of his people, but when they are misrepresented, or 1 not represented at'all, in a federal congress, they have no voice. There waa no possi bility of the imperial parliament hear ing, knowing or caring for the wrongs or aspirations of Ireland until Parnell compelled parliament to hear and know and care. Parnell had neither eloquence nor genius, but possessed tireless energy, a grasp of his surroundings, and direct ness of aim which command the busi ness sense of our day. "In a representativegoveinment, com posed of different states, the pride of empire, the sense of security, the feeling of nationality, will always combine the united force of the whole against the effort of any part to violently disrupt the state. While the fight lasts and the fever of nationality ia on they will be blind and deaf to the just demand of a dissatisfied member. The necessity of a disaffected and injured commonwealth is a competent and incorruptible leader and a united and loyal representation in the federal congress. "At the hour when the prospect was darkest and tbe Irish were despairing of their cause, there appeared upon the field a champion who presented none of the externals of heroism or leadership. No herald trumpeted his coming; no ap plause greeted his arrival. His com rades had not noticed his presence; the enemy was not aware of his existence. He disliked to speak, and whenever pos sible avoided the forum or platform; but he was to effectively voice the de mauds and principles which had taxed the resources of the greatest orators of a nation justly famed for eloquence. He was bold, undemonstrative, self-poised, imperturbable; vet became the idol of the most impulsive of peoples. "If he had ambitions other than for his country, they were never apparent. The inspiration which started him in his career and guided him in his work was the motto; God Save Ireland.", Mr. Depew followed Mr. Parnell through his work at ita inception, "When," he said, "with only three who dared follow, he attacked six hundred and odd, entrenched in the forms, usages and traditions of centuries. 'No meaanre shall pass until the demands of Ireland are granted,' was hia battle cry. The undismayed and unruffled leader atood with hia little band across the path of public business demanding justice for Ireland. He baffled atatesmen who had led tbe houae of commons for genera tions by showing them they could neither atop, nor suspend nor expel; for he wag acting atrictly within their own rules and fighting with weapons from their own armory." The perfection of the Land league by Parnell and Davitt was next outlined. "When Parnell entered parliament at the head of eighty-three out of 103 rep resentatives from Ireland" eaid the orator, "he held in one hand party power and in the other the homea and fortunes of hia people. He returned in triumph. The commons were bewil dered. The calm and confident leader who defied them with three followers now faced them with the larger number of the Irish members behind him. From that hour the Irish question became the foremost factor in British politics, and Parnell the most powerful member of tbe commona." Parnell'a confinement at Kilmainham jail, hia release upon hia own terms and bis triumphant return to the com mons were recalled. Hia defeat of the (iladatone ministry waa reviewed. "The conversion of Gladstone to home rule for Ireland," aaid Mr. Depew, "ia the moat momentoua event in English poli tics of our great generation. He went to defeat and out ot power on the issue, and has steadily kept it aa his test of faith." Near the close Depew said : "Ireland no longer lights with one arm tied and the other held back by false friends. Parnell freed them both. Ireland no longer struggles alone; hei cause ia the stake of one of the greatest parties of England, and made so by Parnell." The closing peroration waa in these terms: "It waa Parnell'a task and fame that he brought together 4,000,000 of his countrymen who had been for gen erationa torn by bitter feuds among themselves, and then converted thirty millions of an alien race and faith in the confederate states of the empire, to see the justice of hia course, and join in de manding of the imperial parliament that Ireland should be granted for her do mestic affairs, self-government and home rule. Ab the rays of the morning sun for coming agea penetrate tbe shades of the cemetery of Glaanevin, and glance from the tomb of O'Connell, the Liberator, to the monument of Par nell, the Deliverer, may they illumine the homes of a contented, happy and prosperous people!" Letters of regret from Henry Watter son and others were read. BANKER BAIRD'S BOOKS. THEY SHOW A CROOKED STATE OF AFFAIRS. Forgery Alter Forgery Unearthed—A Number of New Complaints Sworn Out—The Swindler Will Be Brought to Madera for Trial. Madeua, Cal., Nov. 15. —As the ex amination of the books of tbe Madera bank and the John Brown colony pro ceed, the number of forgeries increase, and this afternoon discoveries were made that will enable the officers to compel Burd to return to Madera to face thoselne has swindled. A complaint has just been sworn to by D. M. Tom blin, cashier of the Bank of Madera, charging Baird with having, on Febru ary 27th last, forged the names of J. A. Jacobs and Sarah Young to a promis sory note for $600, payable on sight to the Bank of Madera. A second com plaint sworn to by Tomblin is that on June 13th of this year Baird forged the names of George Yost, P. Connor and J. N. Esing to a note for $1700, payable on presentation. Another complaint is the forging of Return Roberts's name on June 10th to a certificate for 200 shares of bank stock which were sold to R. H. McDonald, Jr.; and the last for forging the names of Yee Chung, a Chinese merchant at Bardentown, a few miles south of here, and A. Anderson, to a note for $072. Thiß was dated June 26th. A fact of universal interest is tbat Anderson died before the issuance of the note. So far as known the names con nected with the other forgeries are mythical. Baird's wife is prostrated. John Brown, co-fouuder of the bank and colony, passed through Madera today on his way to San Francisco in answer to a telegram from the Pacific bank. FLAUNT BUS OF THE RED. Anarchist Sympathizer* Denonuce the Chicago Municipal Authorities. Chicago, Nov. 15.—'"Red" was the subject discussed by a vehement and ex cited gathering of Socialists at Waverly hall this afternoon. The discussion con tained a scathing, outspoken denuncia tion of the Chicago police force in gen era', and Inspectors Hubbard and Lewis particularly. Red in tbe American flag was discussed and declared a token of universal brotherhood. As the cher ished color of the Anarchists it was praised in the extreme, and the outbreak of the police against the color was characterized as a burlesque upon jus tice. Resolutions ridiculing the mayor and chief of police were introduced by a Mrs. Woodman. M. Zanet Kin, an escaped Nihilist from Siberia, delighted the audience by asserting that the only difference between Russia and the United States was, in Russia re formers were hung by the czar, while here Inspector Bonfield attended to tbe duties of executioner. At a turbulent trades and labor as sembly Mayor Washburne, Chief Mc- Claughry, Inspector Lewis and tbe Chi cago police were condemned in un measured terms. Several speakers declared that the recent raid made by the police was the first move by those in power againßt organized labor to de stroy it. A petition was introduced to be presented to the city council tomor row night, asking that body to condemn the intrusion the police made Friday. The Citizens' Alliance passed resolu tions demanding that the mayor inves tigate Friday night's raid. THK POPK'S POSITION. One of the Papal Chamberlains Inter viewed In St. lioula. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 15.—Right Rev. O'Brien, one of the papal chamberlains, has arrived here from Rome, whence he comes as papal representative to attend the jubilee of Archbishop Kenrick. Con cerning the pope's recent encyclical let ter, O'Brien said : "The pope has done nothing more than enforce the principle contained in the commandment: 'Thou ahalt not steal.' Private property in land has existed since all times. To deny the assertion that the pope had no right to enforce that principle would be to deny the actnal fact of its existence. The church has only taken the part of the people against their oppressors. The world looks upon the pope's position as untenable. He will not leave Rome un less compelled. As to whether he can be compelled to or not iB a matter which only the future can reveal. Jews and Free Masons are the backbone of revo lution, and it is by them that the present rulers have been pitchforked into power." MONDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 16, 1891. TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE! A Sensational Salvation Army Tragedy. The Big Meeting at Omaha Marred by Murder. Captain Hattie Smith Shot by a Fe- male Friend. The Murderess Also Blew Ont Her Own Brains—A Queer Manifes tation of UellKlous . Frenzy. Assoclated Press Dispatches. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 15.—The mu9ter of the northwestern division of the Salva tion Army, at Omaha, to meet La Mare chale Booth Clibborn of France baa ter minated in a tragedy, sad, sudden and inexplicable. While yet the bell of the army's headquartera in Omaha tolled a curfew-like requiem for the dead Sun day, and the soldiers were tiling slowly out of the barracks, the sound of a piatol ahot rang out above the notea of the bell, and with a groan one of the army captaina fell to the pavement, blood gushing from her mouth and nostrils. Her body had not vet lodged on the sidewalk when a second report waa heard and a private reeled from the ranks, and staggering blindly a step or two, fell dead in the gutter, her soul winging away amid a cloud of smoke from her own pistol. It waa juat after 6 o'clock in the even ing, and the army's forcea had gathered at the barracks for the purpose of mak ing the usual parade prior to the ser vices. The presence in Omaha of the official heads of the army in France and America, La Mare chale Booth Clibborn and her Brother Ballington Booth had drawn hither all the forcea of this division, which includes lowa, Minnesota, Dakota and Nebraska. For four days the army has held daily and nightly demonstra tions, and the work was seemingly meet ing with great success. The real motive, for the fearful double crime ia not clear, but the indications point to a rather queer combination of jealousy and aemi-religious frenzy. However obscure may be the motive that prompted the deed, its results stand out only too plainly, for the body of Nettie Biedler, murderer and suicide, rests on a marble slab at the city morgue, and her victim, Capt. Hat tie Smith of the Salvation band at Oakaloosa, lowa, is awaiting, in untold agony, the final extinguish ment of the vital spark, at her tem porary boarding place on Davenport street. The murderess came upon the victim aa ahe was etanding on the side walk conversing with a companion. Without speaking, she drew a revolver and fired. The wounded captain gave a shriek of pain, and with her comrade, starter! to run down the street. The crazed murderess followed, firing a sec ond time, just aa her victim reeled and fell. Without waiting to see the result of the second shot, the murderess placed the muzzle of the weapon to her right temple. A muffled report was heard, and the body of Nettie Biedler plunged forward and sank lifeless into the gut ter, blood and brains gushing from a ghastly wound. All happened so quickly that not a hand could be raised to prevent the commission of the awful deed. Tbe life less body was carried into a livery sta ble near by and the wounded captain was taken to a drug store, and physi cians summoned. The doctor whia pered, after feeling the pulse of the Biedler woman: "She ia still alive." Juat then, with a convulsive gasp, she died. As the doctor crossed her hands above her breast, there was a commotion at the door, and a young man entered. He looked on the corpse, and a sob of an guish burst from his lips. Then he spoke, saying he was her brother, but knew nothing of the crime or ita mo tive, and hurriedly left. Captain Smith was soon removed from the drug store to a boarding house near by. The physicians said her wounda would certainly prove fatal. The rapidly sinking captain spoke a few words concerning tbe deed and its motive. She said ahe Bought to induce Misa Biedler to join the army in Council Bluffs a month ago. On coming to Omaha, Misa Biedler sought her out, telling her how much ahe loved her, and on several occasions attempted to enjoy her company to the exclusion of all othera. At the meeting yesterday afternoon she sent word from the rear of the church to Captain Smith that she wanted to talk with her. The latter waa busy then, but after lunch went back and conversed a time with the Biedler woman. It ia not known what either said. Later Captain Wallace called Captain Smith to go to a boarding-house with her (Wallace). The captain tried to leave her companion, but the latter barred the way, refusing to allow her to pass, and finally expressed the threat that if the captain left her she would be sorry for it. When it waa known that Captain Smith's life hung by a thread the mem bers of the army in the room dropped on their knees, beseeching the throne of grace in true army style in behalf of their wounded comrade. It was a pathetic scene. As the fervent suppli cations rolled upward there could be heard above all the othera the voice of the dying girl, praying that the cup might pass from ber, but it waa without avail. Among others kneeling at her bedside waa Lieutenant Berry of Boone, lowa, to whom Captain Smith was soon to have been married. He eat all night by his dying fiancee, offering such consolation as his bruised heart could suggest. Captain Wallace, who was with Cap tain Smith at the time of the shooting, told a reporter that just before the shooting the Biedler woman came up be hind them, saying she desired to talk with Captain Smith. The latter replied tbat ahe had not time to talk with her. The girl aaid : "You will be sorry if you don't talk with me." "A few momenta later I heard a re volyer shot right at our backs. Captain Smith screamed and we started to run. Then there waa a second ahot. I never knew the assassin. She was not a mem ber of the army." To a reporter who called at the resi dence of W. W. Biedler, father of the murderess, at Council Bluffs, a younger sister stated that Nettie and Captain Smith had been fast friends a long time, and the former had been in the habit of attending the army meetings for the purpose of meeting" the captain and other girls. When she left home yes terday afternoon to go to the army cele bration she had no revolver, so far as her sister knew, nor had any trouble arisen between the girls which might account for the fearful deed. Commissioner Ballington Booth would not talk concerning the tragedy, simply saying ■ "It ia terrible—terrible ." At an immense meeting tonight La Marechale Booth Clibborn made an ad dress upon the work in France and Switzerland. Ballißgton Booth vibrated between the church and the captain's mesa room, announcing to the audience two or three times her condition. He wanted the audience distinctly to un derstand that the assailant had never been a member of the army. The weapon used was a32-caliber bull dog revolver. Omaha, Nov. 10, 2 a. m. —Captain Smith ia now at the Clarkson Memorial hospital, still alive, but sinking. Lieu tenant Berry is still by the girl's bed side. He refuses to make any statement. No Place for Negroes. Paris, Tex., Nov. 15.—The Choctaw council has passed an act to make ne groes from the states seeking the prom ised land go elsewhere than to the Choc taw nation, and the negroes who have been employed in the mines there are being sent away. A SUNDAY NIGHT BLAZE. A DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION IN CLEVELAND, OHIO. t Quarter of a Million Dollars' Worth of Property Destroyed — One Fireman Killed and Two Seriously Injured. The Flames Hard to Subdue. Cleveland, 0., Nov. 15.—One of the most threatening fires Cleveland has had, broke out at 8 o'clock this evening, and before it was extinguished at mid night, it had destroyed $200,000 worth of property, and resulted in the death of one fireman and the serious injury of two others. The fire started in the big job printing establishment of Short & Forman, fronting on Superior street, ex tending a block through to Frankfort street. The building waß in the heart of tbe down-town business and banking center, and surrounded by high brict blocks. The fire burned fiercely, spread rapidly to the four buildings adjoining, and all were soon enveloped in flames. The Johnson house, a five-story brick building, fronting on Superior street, was next in the path of the fire, and the flames played over and around its roof. The guests made a hasty exit, and it seemed almost certain that the hotel would be destroyed, together with the Weddell house, which adjoins it on the east. A general call for steamers was made, and ten engines were Boon at work. One of the first steamers to arrive was No. 1, and Captain John Grady and Firemen Michael Hawley and Charles Ward of the aame company carried a line into the burning building. An in stant later one of the floors fell, crush ing Captain Grady to death and seri ously injuring Hawley and Ward. Grady's body waa recevered, and the other two were sent to the hospital, where they are reported in a critical condition. After an hour's hard work the fire men gained mastery over the fire, aaved the two hotela, and confined the flames to the Frankfort atreet buildings. The total loss will amount to $225, --000; insurance about $175,000. The wires of the Postal Telegraph company were burned off. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Prince George of Wales is seriously ill. It is reported that the Sandwich Sav ings bank, at Sandwich, Mass., haa closed ita doors. In Milan, Italy, Saturday, the ser vices of troops were required to disperse a riotous assemblage of anarchists. Rev. Zach Eddy, a well-known Con gregational preacher of Detroit, Mich., died on Sunday afternoon, aged 76. A dispatch from Ottawa says Lord Stanley, governor-general of Canada, i 8 on the point of resigning to go to India. Delegates representing 40,000 miners have declared an immediate general atrike of minera in the north of France. The Russian minister of France is contemplating a proposal for a monopoly by the government of the production of spirits and tobacco. A aon has been born to Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Aator, Jr. He will be named John Jacob, being of the fifth generation of that name. The Japanese embassy in Paris denies the report that the Japanese fleet will co-operate with tbe Chinese against the European fleets. Oscar Twitchell, a Philadelphia mer chant, asserts that hia 17-year-old nephew, Oscar Preston, has mysteriously disappeared at Kansas City with a satchel containing valuables, including diamonds. Foul play is suspected. The Grand Duke Alexis and the duke of Luechtenburg have paid a visit to the Due de Chartiers, at Chantilly; the ob ject ia to show that the Czar'a family maintains social relations with the royal houae of France. A Buenoß Ayres dispatch states that a tornado passed over the province of Santa Fe on Friday night. 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