Preston B. Plumb - Kansas Senator - Los Angeles Herald - Los Angeles, CA - December 22, 1891 - Page 2 - Columns 1 and 2

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THE DEAD SENATOR. Obsequies Held in the Senate Chamber. Public Officials Pay Their Last Tribute of Respect- The Remains Sent to Emporia, Kan., for Interment. Aa Awkward Pane© During- the Funeral Servlcea—Only Two Senators Present When the Senate Adjourned. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Dec. 21.—Today the United States senate, the house of representatives, the executive and judicial departments of the government, the representatives of foreign powers, and his many friends among the Washington public, paid their last tribute of affection and respect to the memory of the late Senator Preston Plumb. Early this morning the body was placed in a handsome cloth-covered casket of cedar, on the lid of which was a plain silver plate bearing the following inscription : "Preston B. Plumb, born Oct. 12, 1837; died Dec. 20, 1891." During the night the only watchers at the residence of the deceased were a detail of messengers from the Capitol and his private secretary. This morning there were a few callers at the house, mostly senate employees. At lOo'clock the casket was borue from the house to a hearse by eight Capitol police. Immediately upon the arrival of the small funeral cortege, consisting of the hearse and a single carriage, at the Capitol, the casket was placed near the president's chair, in the senate chamber, on a black catafalque, and all persons were requested to retire. When the senate met at noon, the chamber was partly arranged for the obsequies. The desk and the chair of the deceased eenatorj were heavily draped. The galleries were crowded with specators, except the diplomatic and vice-president's galleries, which were reserved. In the opening prayer, the chaplain referred in a feeling manner to the death of Senator Plumb. On motion of Manderson, tbe reading of the journal was dispensed with, and Peffer rose to make a formal announce- meut of Plumb's death, and offer the usual resolutions. He said: "Mr. President, I esteem myself peculiarly unfortunate in that before I was member of this body long enough to become familiar with even the dimensions of the chamber in which we sit, I am called upon to announce the death of my distinguished colleague, upon whose wonderful resources I expected largely to rely." Peffer eulogized his late colleague eloquently, and concluded by ottering the following resolution : Resolved, That the sudden death of Preston 15. Plumb has caused profound sorrow and deep regret to his associates in the senate. Resolved, That a committee of five senators be appointed by the vice-president to take charge, with a committee of the house of representatives, and superintend the funeral of the late Senator Plumb, and as a mark of respect for his memory, that his body be removed from the capital to the state of Kansas in charge of the sergeant-atarins, anil attended by said committee, which shall have full power to carry this resolution into effect. Resolved, That the senate will at 12:30 today attend in its chamber the exercises incident to his funeral, and that these resolutions be communicated to the house of representatives. The resolutions were agreed to unanimously, and the vice-president announced as a committee on the part of the senate: Peffer, Dolph, JPaddock, Ransom and Palmer. The senate then took a recess. At 1 p. m. it was called to order. During the half hour's recess, the work of preparing the chamber for the funeral ceremonies had been completed. A row of arm-chaiis placed in the area in front of the clerk's desk and the western side of the chamber were set apart, for the occupancy of the members of the house of repjeseutative>. The public galleiies had iv the meantime become crowded to their utmost capacity, and even the halls and corridors leading to them were packed with people seeking to nain admittance. Shortly before 1 o'clock President Harrison and the cabinet otlicers and the assistant secretaries of the executive departments began to arrive and were shown to the president's room. Mrs. Harrison, escorted by Lieutenant Parker of the navy, occupied a seat in the reserved gallery. At 1 o'clock the speaker and members of the house \v<?re announced. The speaker was escorted lo a seat on the right of the vice-president, and the members took tbe eeat3 assigned to them. The members of the diplomatic corps, some twenty-live in number, arrived and were shown to their seats in front of the members of the house. They were followed by the chief justices and justices of the supreme court, who took seats in front of the diplomatic corps. At exactly i :80 Captain Bassett announced the presence of the president otthe United States and his cabinet. The senators and spectators Stood up to do them honor. President Harrison and the members of the cabinet were shown to arm chairs on the right side of the area. General Bchofield and Commodore Ramsey preceded the president and cabinet, and had taken two end chairs on the same row with the house committee, which consisted of Fungton and Broderick of Kansas, Peel and Cate of Arkansas, Youmans of .Michigan, Post of Illinois and CoggEwell of Massachusetts. The floral offerings were numerous. At 1 :45 the funeral committees of ihe two houses, escorting the body of the dead senator, appeared at the main entrance, and while all in the chamber Blood up, the procession moved up the aisle, the chaplain reciting the opening sentence of the funeral service. Ttie chaplain finished reading the funeral services and appropriate passages of scriptures and closed with prayer. The body of the deceased senator was then borne out to be taken to the railroad station. Following the remains came the senators and repreEentativee,|who formed by twos, with Vice-President Morton at the head, and accompanied the body on foot to tbe station. The president and his cabinet and other distinguished persons THE LOS were ushered to their carriages and joined the procession. The body was placed in a car and that and another car for the special use of the congressional committee, were attached to a train which left the city at 2:05 p. m. The body is expected to arrive at Emporia, Kansas, Wednesday afternoon. The services over the remains came to an end at 2:95, and then without any motion to adjourn for a recess, and without making a provision for reassembling—a hiatus which became decidedly prominent — the senate walked out, leaving tbe guests standing. For fully two minutes the presidentand his official family, the supreme court and the diplomatic corps waited for directions, but as none came, the distinguished visitors departed. How the senate was was ever to reassemble, when no provision had been made for its disposition, was too much for the old-timers in the galleries. At 3 o'clock the vice-president returned to the senate chamber. Allison had just preceded him, and Senator Gibson was at his desk. "The senate will come to order," said the vice-president. The two senators arose simultaneously, and after a minute Allison said : "I move that the senate adjourn." Just as the pause was becoming painful "The senator from lowa does move that thesenate now adjourn," said Vice-President Morton. Nobody said a word; words would have made the scene more ridiculous than it was, so the vice-president declared the senate adjourned until 12 o'clock tomorrow. Senator Plumb's death will give the northwest another committee chairman ship, for Senator Dolph of Oregon will go to the bend of the comtnUtee on public lands. Just what other changes will be brought about cannot be easily foreshadowed. CAPTURING THE TRADE CALIFORNIA FRUIT GETTING AWAY WITH COMPETITION. Importations of Raisins and Prunes from the Mediterranean Provinces Almost Stopped — European Products Compelled to Seek Other Markets. New Yobk, Dec. 21. —The Commercial Bulletin reviews at great length the fruit trade, and says the trade of the season now closing' has been in strong contrast to the corresponding periods of the previous years. Instead of the heavy importations of raisins and prunes that have been made annually from Spain, France, Bosnia and Servia, business in these foreign products has been growing steadily less the past few years until it looks now as if California will iv time succeed in monopolizing the entire trade of the country. From experiments beginning, only some six or eight years ago, the fruit-growing industry on the Pacific coast has made wonderful progress, and if the same enterprise is shown in the next several years, foreign raisins and prunes will undoubtedly be forced to seek sale in markets other than in tbe United States. The Bulletin discusses in detail the gradual introduction and growing popularity in the market of California Malagas, Valencia* and prunes, of Valencia! the paper says: "Facts have proved that with the constantly increasing crop on the Pacific coast, coupled with the introduction of the new style of packing in bags, the forcing of the goods against the sale of imported, has been a rather easy matter. The trade prices of California, this season. have been abnormally low. This fact certainly has assisted the tale of the home product. But on the other hand, when the difference was less great between imported and domestic, the latter 6tock in bag-i appeared to have a decided preference." On prunes the Bulletin says: "The importations of French have steadily declined since the introduction of California growth, and there is no reason to doubt that eventually the latter will control the market of this country." WIRES WAIFS. The Tilden will case has been again postponed until December 28th. True bills have been found by the grand jury against Major Wyman and ex-Mayor Pierson of Allegheny City, Pa., for embezzlement. Miss Louie Lee Bayard, daughter of ex Secretary of State Bayard, and Dr. Frank Angell of New York, were quietly married Monday afternoon at the home of the brido's father, at Wilmington, Del. At Harrisburg, Pa., Judge Simonton made a decree dissolving the Farmers and Mechanics Fire Insurance company of Millersburg; the merchants of Altoona and the Dauphin Fire lusurance company are mutual fire insurance concerns aud are insolvent. Two suits, aggregating $110,000, have been instituted in the district courts at Omaha, against the American Waterworks company, and, on attachments which were issued, the sheriff took possession of the entire plant. The plaintiff in both suits is Shickle, Harrison & Howard Iron company of Missouri. The company's Denver plant has also been attached. A Scandal Investigated. Reading, Pa., Dec. 21. —The court today commenced investigation into the grave scandal growing out of the escape of Beatrice Collins, a female counterfeiter, from jail. Warden Mensch, for whose removal the present proceedings were instituted, put in a denial of all official misconduct. Night Watchman Rhoades described the wild orgies and drunken carousals in which the. female prisoners and officials took a prominent part. A Traveling man's Suit. Minneapolis, Dec. 21.—A traveling man will bring suit against Manager Oonklin of the Grand opera house, on account of two big theatre hats. At Saturday evening's performance his view of the stage was obstructed by the two enormous hats in front of him. The usher declined to give him another seat, and Oonklin refused to refund the price of admission, hence the suit. Meep on Left Side. Many persons are unable to slerp on thetr leftside Tic cause h»s long been a puzzle to physicians. Metropolitan pipers speak vita great in erei-t of Dr. Franklin Miles, the eminent luliana in nervous and he rt diseases, who has proven 'hat this habit arises from a diss si d heart. lie has eximlned "nil kent on record thousands oi cases. His New He" v t Cure, a w nderf'il ,em»:dy, is sold at C. H Ilsnce's. Thousands 'estify to Its value as a oure fur Diseased. Mrs. Chas. Benoy. Love and, Col., says its effects on her were marvelouf. iUegaut took on Heart Disease lie*. Mullen, Bluett & Co always tak? special care o' worklngmen. Gooo wearing suits and working; ihlrte, the best goods for the least money.

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