Friday, December 25, 1891

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Iowa Citizen, The (Newspaper) - December 25, 1891, Iowa City, Iowa NUMBER IOWA CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25. 1891. FIKST YEAR. you mi DOIT. We mean, of course, if you try and find for the money a better line of OVERCOATS Than we are offering for Fall and Winter" Vear. 'There is just as much difference in the makes of Overcoats as there is in the weather nowadays. We make a specialty "of Adler Bros. Fine Tailor-Made Clothing, Tvhich is unequaled for perfect fit, style and price. IN ALL GRADES. Dr. Jaro's Hygienic Underwear, the greatest thing of ihe age for Rheumatics. We are the only Clothing House in the city that are showing a complete line of 1891 productions. Coast Easley, 4 DOORS SOUTH OF POST OFFICE, SENATOR PLUMB The Kansas Statesman Suddenly Expires iu Washington. Apoplexy Was the of His Dentil- Wife Brief bketch of HJs Remark- able Career. CALLED. WASHINGTON, Dec. Pres- ton B. Plumb, of Kansas, dead He was stricken with apoplexy at an early hour yesterday morning, and after lingering some hours in annncousc.ons condition died a few minutes before noon. The news of his death spread rapidly through the city, and was a great shock to the public. Indeed, it was hardly credited by his associates, being1 regarded as a rumor. The matter of breaking the sad news to Mrs. Plumb, who is in feeble health, was a delicate one, and was done through a telegram to Maj. Hood, president of the Emporia national bank at Emporia, Kan., where Mrs Plumb now is. In a political sense Senator Plumb's death is a great loss to his party. In a public sense it is equally great to the country, for he was a legislator of tried experience and of great ability. He was chairman of the public lands committee, was nest to Chairman Alli- son on the appropriations committee, and held other influential places EMPOEIA, Kan., Dec, noon Sunday, just as church services were about closing, news of the death of Senator Plumb reached this city. Mrs. Plumb, the of the senator, who has been an invalid for several years, was at the First Congroptional church, at which she is a regular at- tendant when her health permits. The news was not broken to her until she had arrived at her home, when Mrs. Maj. Calvin Hood, accompanied by Mrs. T. E. Perley, both lifelong friends of Mrs. Plumb, and the former the wife of the business partner of the senator, waited upon her and in the gentlest man- ner possible conveyed the terrible in- telligence to her. At first she seemed like one stricken to the death and for a time her life was despaired of, owing to her feeble state of health. She, however, rallied and is now bearing up under her crushing grief with a forti- tude wonderful to behold. [Senator Plumt) was bom in Delaware county, October 13, 1837, so that lie was m his B4th year at the time of his death He was not a college graduate, but left the common schools tor tie printer's in pursuance of his vo- cation us a journeyman printer in 1858, in the bloody days of the history of the no-wly organ- ized territory of Kansas, he walked into Ui at territory He plunged at once into ttoe thick of tiie political strife which then was waging over the slavery question. He at once went to the front and soon became a member of the Leavenwortb. Constitutional congress of 1859 He was admitted to the bar In 1861, when the place of his adoption became a state of the union- served in the leg- Mature in 1863, was chairman of the judiciary committee, and subsequently reported tile tu- court. When the war broke out he entered the army as second lieutenant in tbe Eleventh Kansas infantry and served successively as captain, major and lieu- tenant colonel of the legiment, and was commissioned a colonel of the regiment in August, 1863. After the war Mr. Plumb, re- turning to Kansas, was elected a member of the Kansas house ol representatives, and in 1876 was chosen United States senator to suc- ceed James M Harvey, republican. took bis seat in 1877 and has represented his state as a senator ever since ttiat tfme His term of office would have expired March WASHINGTON, Dec. Onited senate, the house of representa- tives, the executive and judicial de- i part men ts of the government, ihe rep- resentatives oi foreign powers and his many friends among the Washington public have paid their last tribute of affection and respect to the memory of Senator Preston B. Plumb. Funeral services over his remains were held in the senate chamber yes- terday. The presence of President Harrison and the members of his cabi- net, of the diplomatic corps and of the house of representatives in a body lent additional impressiveness to the occasion. At the conclusion the casket was re- moved to the Pennsylvania railroad depot and placed on a train for Em- poria. Kan Death of the of LONDON, Dec. 23. The duke of Dev- onshire died Monday evening at his residence, Holkar hall, Mitnetaorpe, aged 83. By his death the marquis of Bartington succeeds to the peerage, thus leaving a vacancy in the house of commons for the northeast division of Lancashire. The duke of Devonshire was one of the most wealthy of the nobility of England, his income having been estimated at a year, Killed In a Unel. CHEYEHNE, Wyo., Dec. 22. News has been received here from Fremont county that two cowboys, William Hopkins and Jack Hill, fought a duel over the ownership of some horses a days ago. The first shot exchanged was harmless, but on the second fire Hopkins was instantly killed. Hill es- caped into the Big Horn mountains. Treinont Howl Gutted, QUINCY, I1L, Dec. Tremont hotel has been gutted by fire. The 6hree upper floors are destroyed and the two lower floors were mined by water. The fire was discovered shortly before midnight, but everybody was safely Loss upwards of 000. Insurance at this hour unknown. The fire is now under control of Peace Sentenced. MADISON, Wis., Dee. Justice oi the Peace Galloway, of Iowa county, was sentenced in the United States court to one year in the house of correction at Milwaukee and to pay fine for being an accessory in a pension-fraud case. of Col E. ft. Stander. LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec, S3. CoL It. S. Stander, one of the best-known horse- men in America, died at his home at 5 o'clock of pneumonia. Col. Stander was vice president of the Trotting- Horse Breeders' association for several years. Failed for a Million. GREENVILLE, Dec. 28. bank of Greenville, at this place, has suspended, with liabilities of Cold Weather In Europe, LONDON, Dec. weather on the continent is extremely cold. Sev- eral persons have been frozen to death in the French provinces. The ther- mometer indicates several degrees of frost. It is reported that a drunken man has been frozen to death in the streets of Naples. Biff Fira in Detroit. DETEOIT, Mich., Dec. oil- cake department of the Union mills was almost entirely destroyed at an early hour. The loss is estimated at The amount of insurance is unknown. The fire is now under con- trol. It was caused by spontaneous combustion. THE HUNGRY. A Shipload of Flour Soon to Sent to Russia. of the gal my Raik and Senator 1'uddock Pitta to Kill Two with One Stone. STAHVINQ RUSSIANS. WASHINGTON, Dec. famine in breadstuffs in Russia has attracted the attention of the United States gov- ernment, as it has that of every civil- ized country. Secretary Rusk has given it considerable thought, and he and Senator Paddock have hit upon a good idea by which they pro- pose to do a humanitarian act, and at the same time prove to the Russian gov- ernment that American corn is a first- class food product. This government has been trying for twenty years to introduce corn abroad as food, without great success. Under the present condition of affairs Secretary Busk and Senator Paddock believe Bussia will gladly receive the cereal. They propose that the farmers of Kan- sas, Nebraska and other western states shall contribute to a huge train load of corn that shall be sent as a gift. It can be carried across the coun- try free and probably transported across the ocean in the same way. By this method several hundred tons of corn will be sent to Russia and an excellent opportunity of introducing It taken advantage oi- Senator Paddock will take immediate steps to put the idea into execution. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. mills of Buffalo, N. Y., contributed pounds of flour to the North- western Miller's cargo for the peasants of Russia. The total amount sub- scribed to this fund by the millers of the United States up to this time exceeds pounds. UBBAWA, 0., Dec. Russian charge d'affaires at Washington hue written a letter in answer to the query of John H. James, of this city, in which he says that any aid for the famine districts of Russia will be faith- fully distributed. LYNCHED THREE MEN. A Hob Takes Summary on Al- Uffed at STDTTGAET, Ark., Dec. A triple lynching occurred in tho DeWitt coun- ty jail Monday morning, the victims being a man named Smith, his son-in- law named Gregory and a negro, Mose Henderson. The latter, it appears, had been arrested lor attempting to assassinate the divorced wife of Smith and made a confession Implicat- ing the ex -husband and his son-in-law. They were arrested and, with the negro, were confined in the jail at DeWltt. Monday morning a mob of masked men seized tbe jailer, made him deliver up the keys, after which they went to the cells of the prisoners and riddled them with bul- lets. Smith was game and tried to save the lives of hts companions by de- claring that he alone was responsible for the deed, but the mob would not heed him and killed all three men. ____ FIVE THOUSAND The ___ GRIP CASES. Big BexponjilbUt Ite Death -Kite at Cincinnati, CiwcmuATi, O., Dec. There are cases of grip in this city and sub- urbs. The diseais ia fatal beyond all