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VOL. 37.—N0. 62. PLUMB PROSTRATED. The Senior Kansas Senator's Sudden Death. He Died of Apoplexy Caused by Overwork. A Loss to His State and a Blow to the Republican Party. Hn. Plumb Overcome !>y New* of tho Sad Occurrence—lngalls Will Probably lie Appointed to the Vacant Seat. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Dec. 20.—"0h ! My God ! My head, my head!" anil Senator Pres ton Plumb who, as a representative of the state of Kansas in the United States senate since 1870, has occupied a prom inent place in the councils of the Re publican party, a few minutes later fell unconscious, never to regain knowledge of what was going on around him. It was a quarter to 7 this morning when he uttered the above exclamation. A little more than five hours later the broad-framed, powerful - looking man was stretched out dead in his modest apartments in Fourteenth street. His physician, Dr. Philip Wales ; his clerk, R. W. Flcnniken, and his landlord, Mr. Jennings, were with him at the last. His wife aud two children are in Kan sas. His DEATH FROM APOPLEXY was clearly tho result of overwork. The senator had been known for many years as one of the most energetic members of the senate. A year ago he began to fail, his brain became affected, and he was alllictcd with throbbing headaches, which became more and more frequent. His physicians warned him that a con tinuance of his labors meant death, but he refused to heed their warning. So far as outward appearances went he was most vigorous-looking, and apparently the persouiiication of health. He con tinued with the energy of a steam en gine, and today, when seemingly still in full vigor, died. Two weeks ago TROUBLED BY FAILING MEMORY and other symptoms which medical men class as aphasia, he called in Dr. Wales. Tbe latter, after a careful study, informed the senator that the symptoms indicated apoplexy, and that he must quit work, aud rest, but Plumb thought tne doctor was unduly alarmed. He kept up his labors, both in the sen ate aud at home. His eyes then troubled him, a; did also his kidneys. He had skillful specialists examine him. They reported that there was nothing the matter with those organs; that it was some other trouble, which confirmed Dr. Wales's diagnosis, A few days ago Plumb went to Philadelphia with Senator Quay to con sult Dr. Peppei. He returned last even ing complaining of a violent headache, but went to a dinner given by ex-Seua tor Mahone to a few friends. He re turned home about 1 o'clock this morn ing, and about 2 o'clock called Mr. Jen nings, his landlord, who lived above, and requested him to come down and ait with him as ho was ill. Mr. Jen nings saw his condition was serious aud summoned Dr. Wales. The latter al leviated his pain and remained with the Senator until 0:30, when he went away, leaving the Senator sleeping soundly. Fifteen minutes later Senator Plumb awoke, bounded out of bed to the slop jir aud bigan to vomit. When the vomit ceased, he raised his hands to his head and exclaimed what proved to be HIS LASr WORDS : "Oh! My God! My head, my head!" Mr. Jennings stroked his head to re lieve the pain, aud a few minutes later the senator relapsed into slumber and soon after into unconsciousness. About 10 o'clock Dr. Wales returned and saw at once that the senator had been stricken with apoplexy. He remained unconscious until the end came a I 11 :30. Dr. Wales said the immediate fcauae of his death was apoplexy brought on by fatty degeneration of the brain from overwork. "It was a clear case of over work," said the doctor. "If he had given up some time ago it would have been different, but no man could stand what be waa doing in his condition." THE NEWS OF THE SAD EVENT Spread rapidly. Within an hour Sena tor Peffer was at the bedside of hia dead colleague, and Sergeant-at-Arms Bal lantyne of the senate assumed the direc tion of the funeral arrangements. An undertaker was summoned and he em balmed the remains, his haste in this matter giving rise to A DISTRESSING INCIDENT. Shortly after the embalming was com pleted a dispatch was received from his widow, who was in Emporia, Ks., re questing that the body be not em balmed. It was stated that last sum mer the senator was for two or three hours in a state of suspended anima tion and to all appearance dead. Hav ing that crisis in mind, Mra. Plumb did not wish the body embalmed until there was no doubt of his death. The receipt of this telegram, too late, caused much unavailing regret. The nndertaker and doctor, howeyor, are positive the senator waa dead. A GUARD OF HONOR, composed of employees of the senate, was detailed to watch over the remains until they were removed to the capitol. Vice-Preßident Morton and many sena tors called at the house during the aft ernoon. Plumb leaves a wife and five children, two daughters and three sons. SENATOR PLUMB'S CAREER. He was born in Delaware county, Ohio, October 12,1837; left the common school for the printer's case, and in pur suance of that vocation went to Kansas in 1856 and plunged at once into the thick strife then raging over the slavery question. He at once went to the front, and soon be came a member of the Leavenworth constitutional convention of 1850. He was admitted to the bar in 1801, went to the legislature in '02, served in the Eleventh Kansas iufantry through all the gradea from second lieutenant to colonel. After the war he served again in the Kansas legislature, and in 1870 was chosen United States senator to succeed James M. Harvey. Plumb was a wealthy man, and in addition to his senatorial duties was actively concerned in railroad and indus trial enterprises, and widely known in financial circles aa an indefatigable pro moter. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. At 10 o'clock tomorrow the body of the late senator will be removed to the marble chamber in the senate wing of the capitol. At 1:35 o'clock the body will be removed to the senate chamber, where fifteen minutes later the funeral services will be held. At 2:30 the body will be taken to the Pennsylvania rail way station, escorted by a committee of the two houses and members on foot. It will be taken to Emporia, Kan., where the interment will be made. A HHOCK TO THE KANSANS. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 20.—The news of the death of Senator Plumb was a shock to hia friends in Kansas. No one knew he had been ailing, and the vigorous campaign ho made last fall in the inter ests of his party seemed convincing proof that his robust constitution was in the best condition. He stumped the state from one end to the other, being obliged to undergo all the fatigue of a country campaign. His work generally is credited with having been tbe prime cause oi a Republican victory. It is not an exaggeration to say that Plumb was one of tho most popular men in Kansas. He was the idol of hia own party and was regarded by his political opponents with respect. INGALI.S LIKELY TO SUCCEED HIM. The Kansas law provides that in the event of the death of a senator the va cancy shall be filled by the governor's appointment until the next meeting of the legislature. The next legislature doea not meet until a year from now. Governor Humphrey was seen by a re porter of the Associated Press this after noon. Ho had already been notified of the senator's death by a private dis patch. He was greatly shocked at the news, so much so that he haa given no thought to the Benator'a successor. The name of ex-Senator Ingalls is already prominently mentioned by politicians— in fact, no other naiae has received any mention at all. MRS. PLUMB PROSTRATED. Emporia, Kan., Dec. 20.—This city, the home of Senator Plumb, deeply mourns his death. Mrs. Plumb, who haß been an invalid many years, was today able for the first time in several months to attend church, and it was there the news of her husband's sudden illness was communicated to her. She was prostrated and taken home in a carriage. She had scarcely arrived there when a second dispatch announced Plumb's death. Mrs. Plumb is now completely prostrated. IT IS ALREADY DECIDED. SENATOR SHOUP'3 FORECAST OF THE NOMINEES IN '9S. Th9ra Is an Understanding Between Blame and Harrison, Which Means That Jingo Will Have a Walkover — Senator Palmer to Head the Democratic Ticket. Chicago, Dec. 20.—Senator Shoup, of Idaho, who waa in the city today, in talking about political affairs, said he believed there waa a perfect understand ing between Harrison and Blame. He was inclined to think both are to take a neutral position and let the people decide which will load in '92. Idaho, said Shoup, is for Blame, first, lust and always, and will send six delegates to the convention pledged to his support. When asked who he thought would be the Demo cratic nominee, Sharp said: "It will not be Hill or Cleveland, and in my judgment will be none other th<va Sena tor John M. Palmer. Interviews with leading men of the party brought me to this conclusion. Some seem to think Gorman might get the nomination. The bitter fight between the Hill and Cleveland factions must reeult in a com promise candidate to get the New York factious in line. The Democrats are going to make a tremendous effort to capture the west and northwest. Palmer ia the most available man, and he was never before so. near the presidential nomination as now." AN INSANE HAN'S I.KAI', He Jumped Through a Fifth-Story Win dow and Was Killed. Ciucago, Dec. 20.—At an early hour this morning a policeman found a man lying on the sidewalk in Plymouth Place in a pool of blood. The patrol wagon was summoned, but he died in a few minutes. Letters found in his pockets showed his name to be Carl Edgar Johiißon, and that he was a furni ture varnisher. Saturday afternoon he took a room in a small hotel on South Clark street. This morning about 2 o'clock he arose and left the place. An investigation has disclosed the fact that he went to the Manhattan building, ascended to the fifth floor and jumped through a window to the sidewalk. He did not wait to open tho window, but jumped right through the glasa. Hia head and body were terribly mangled. Nothing haa been learned about him yet, but the police think he was insane. Walt Whitman Dying. Philadelphia, Dec. 20.—-Thecondition of Walt Whitman, who lies seriously ill at his lit f le cottage in Camden, ia said to be unchanged tonight; but he is steadily growing weaker. He ia suffer ing from bronchial pneumonia, and his physicians have but little hope, owing to his advanced age and weakness. Cowboys right a Duel. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 20.—News was received today from Fremont county that two cowboys, William Hopkinaand Jack Hill, fought a duel over the owner ship of some horses a few days ago. Hopkins was instantly killed. Hill es caped into the mountains. MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 21, 1891. BLAINE BACKS DOWN Chilean War Clouds Almost Dissipated. An Amicable Conclusion Confi dently Expected. A Woman Correspondent's Sensa tional Press Dispatches. Mr. Thompson's Transcendental Gall anil Impudence—Secret Criminal Procedure to Be Abol ished by Chile. Associated Press Dispatches. New York, Dec. 20.—The Herald's Valparaiso correspondent says : A mes sage was received by the Chilean gov ernment yesterday, in which, it is stated, Secretary Blame assured Minister Montt that after a complete investigation of all matters, he was confident an am icable conclusion would be arrived at. The status of the refugees in the Amer ican legation must be determined by legal tribunals under the indictment of congress. The cruiser Esmeralda will represent Chile in the great naval display iv New York harbor in 1893. A WOMAN CORRESPONDENT, It now appears that the greater num ber of letters which have been appear ing in the London Times, displaying so bitter a tone toward the United States government and its representatives, were written by a woman, and not by the boastful Tuompson. Their real author, it seems, was Lady Jordan, wife of Deputy Jordan at Santiago, and were forwarded to Lisbon, whence they were sent to the Times, and yet, during all that time, Thompson was claiming they were his effusions. MR. THOMPSON'S IMITDENCE. A few days ago British Minister Ken nedy receiveda business visit fromEgan. This reaching Thompson's ears, he wrote a letter to Kennedy inquiring what right Egan had to visit him ; and by what right he was permitted to enter the British legation. Minister Kennedy sent a reply to this impudent letter ask ing in no measured terms what right Thompson had to designate the British legation's visitors. Thereupon Thomp son promptly apologized for his impu dence. SECRET PROCEDURE MUST GO. London, Dec. 20.—The Santiago cor respondent of the Times says: In con sequence of the delay of the trial of the persons concerned in the Baltimore riot, the Chilean congress proposes to abolish the antiquated secret Spanish procedure for a Bystem of open trials. The delay causes irritation here. EGAN AND THE MOB. Washington, Dec. 20.—N0 informa tion is obtainable in Washington tonight concerning the report of the surround ing of theJAmerican legation at Santiago, Chile, by a mob, on account of the refu gees there. Several diepatches were re ceived at the state department during the week from Egan, but the officials de cline to say anything on the subject. At the Chilean legation nothing is known about the report. BRAZILIAN INSUBItKCTIONS. Skirmishing ln Kin Grande Do Bui—A Provincial Capital Beseiged. London, Dec. 20. —A dispatch from Buenos Ayres cays: A skirmish has oc curred iv Rio Grande do Sul between federal troops and a battalion of the na tional guard. The telegraph lines have been cut to prevent tho sending cf de tails of the engagement. Another dispatch from Ptienos Ayres says: The insurgents, headed by Gen eral Saraiva, have surrounded Santa Victoria, the capital of the province of Espirito Santo. Federal reinforcements are maching from Rcguron. New York, Dec. 20. —The Herald's Rio de Janicro corieepondent says: Stringent measures have been adopted by the government to prevent wholesale immigration into the Argentine Repub lic. President Peixotto, in his message to congress, besides reference to the in cidents leading to Fouseca's downfall and a recommendation to the legislature to give its immediate attention to the financial question and various reforms, made appeals to the governors of differ ent states to show their patriotism by aiding in the restoration of order throughout the republic. An Hungarian Duel. Buda-Pesth, Dec. 20.—Baron Fejer varz, lately minister of national defence in the Hungarian cabinet, and Herr Ur gruon, a member of the diet, fought a duel today. They fired two shots with pistols, without effect, then dropped their firearms in disgust and continued the duel with swords. Both were wounded in the arm, and the baron had an ear cut off. The duel was the result of an attack made by Urgruon upon the baton in a speech. China Loses Her Best Soldier. London, Dec. 20.—The Chronicle's correspondent at Shanghai says: The chief acting general of the imperial army has been thrown from his horse and had his neck broken. He was the finest commander in the Chinese army, and was greatly admired. China will find it difficult to replace him. A British Statesman ln Trouble. London, Dec.2o.--Mr. Hastings, mem ber of parliament for East Worcester shire, has been arrested, charged with defrauding Milvern college of £15,000 under his trusteeship. Swiss Bankers Arrested. Hjiussels, Dec. 20.—Directors Wuest and Kliug, of the general credit bank of Basle, Switzerland, were arrested today at Oatend. Struck by a Train. Pawnee City, Neb., Dec. 20.-»A. L. Ferguson, a farmer, started for town this morning with his wife and baby. While trying to Gross the railroad track, the wagon was struck by a train, wedged on the pilot and carried some distance. When the train stopped, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson were found to be dead and the baby fatally injured. THE CHAUOtTNI! AKFAIK. Htamliuloir Refuses to Hack Down. Uermany Supports Bulgaria. Sofia, Dec. 20.—Premier Stambuloff, explaining the Chadouine affair in the sobranje, declared that there waa neither motise nor desire to cause a breach with France. Bulgaria could not recede from her poßition. He hoped the sobranje would support the cabinet. This was received with loud applause. Paris, Dec. 20.—Herbette, French, minister to Berlin, has advißed Foreign Minister Ribot that the German gov ernment supporta Bulgaria in the Chad ouin affair, and holds that France is not justified in the rupture of the rela tions with Bulgaria. The attitude of Germany, however, will not alter Ribot'a policy, which is approved by tho whole cabinet. In a statement to tho chamber, the minister will maintain his position in regard to the application made to Turkey. It is stated semi-ofticially, that adviOM from Constantinople are that the porte will reply that the matter is an internal affair of Bulgaria, which does not come under the jurisdiction of the suzerain, and that it is impossible now to interfere. FItANCU AND UNCLE SAM. A New Commercial Treaty Itoilig Drafted—The World's Fair. Paris, Dec. 20.—The foreign office is drafting a treaty ot commerce between France and the United States. It is expected that an important announcement on the subject will be soon published. Major Brackett, of the Chicago fair commission, in a conversation with the Associated Press correspondent, said he finds that while the French people are individually interested in the Chicago lair, practically no organization exists, except in the fine arts department. Almost complete ignorance prevails rel ative to the liberal and simple customs regulations of the United States for the admission of exhibits. When these are understood more interest will be shown. The Keweenaw Arrives. San Diego, Dec. 20. —The steamer Keweenaw, 154 days out from New York, was reported outside tonight about 10 o'clock. A pilot at once went aboard, and ti?e vessel is expected in hourly. The Keweenaw was the first of the new Johnson Locke Atlantic and Pacific Steamßhip line to leave New York for the Pacific coast. When off the coast of Chile she sustained an acci dent, to her propeller, and was laid up at Valparaiso for several weeks. Fire iv Seattle. Seattle, Dec. 20. —A two-story frame building occupied as a lodging house and grocery by Holden & Co. burned to night. Mrs. O'Brien threw her baby out of a second Btory window and then jumped out herself. Both landed in the muddy street and were not badly hurt. The losa is about $4000. TRANSPACIFIC ADVICES. THE CITY OF PEKING BRINGS NEWS FROM CHINA. Two Cases of Smallpox Aboard the Vessel A Valuable Cargo of Silk—Chinese Military Examinations at Nanking- Trouble With Students. San Francisco, Dec. 20. —The Pacific Mail steamship City of Peking arrived today from Yokohama and Hong Kong. She reported smallpox aboard and was anchored in quarantine. The cases proved to be two in number, both being in the steerage. One was Mate James McDonald, of the sealing schooner J. Hamilton Lewis, which was seized by the Russians for poaching. Captain Alexander McClaine and live of the crew of the schooner were returning on the Peking. The other smallpox patient, named M. Grinsted, ia also in the steerage. The Peking brings no news of impor tance. In her cargo are bales of silk valued at $2,000,000. A special meeting of the board of health will be held to morrow to decide whether the passen gers and silks can be landed at once. Advices per the Peking state that the U. S. S. Palos went to Nanking Novem ber 6th to remain during the holding of the Chinese military examinations which were to begin November 11th. Five thousand studenta were in attend ance. The examinations were delayed by the arrest of two brothers from Yang Chow who were suspected of smuggling. One of the brothers was shot while resisting Chinese officials, and the other prevailed upon the whole assem bly of students to espouse his cause. A commission waa appointed to examine into the matter, and at last accounts a satisfactory termination waa expected. A small diaturbance in the Tokien province, caused partly by the salt tax and partly stirred up by band its, was quelled without much loss of blood. Chang Yoo, late governor of Shantung, is reported to have left a million dollars debts, aud Viceroy Li has assumed part of hia re sponsibility and asaured foreign cred itors that they would be paid in full. The steamer Kuang Chi waß ashore near Shantung November 18th, and the Ichang struck on a rock off' Tiger island November 13th. The cargo and passen gers were safely removed. now the Angelus Was Sold. 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