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tl 1 'iy - FLOODED DISTRICT. them." New York Times. MANY GO, BUT NONE REMAIN. Coaaal Plaataeaer, at Xaraeaiba, At-- At-- At-- teads to Seekers After Ula Job. Eugene H. Plumacher of Tennessee-has Tennessee-has Tennessee-has been consular agent at Maracalbo sinee 1878 and Consul since 1883. Many patriots who desired to serve their country for the $2,000 salary Consul Plumacher enjoys have gone to Maracalbo. but none has remained. Plumacher Plumacher attends to that. At the State Department in Washington they say when a ship arrives bringing a Consul appointed to Maracalbo. Plumacher is on deck with effusive greetings. "My dear air.'" says Plumacher, "I extend to you the heartiest .of welcomes. I Then,- Then,- as if struck by a sadden thought. Pin-macher Pin-macher Pin-macher withdraws the hands be Jtas outstretched outstretched and. says: "Bat. no-, no-, no-, I mast not touch you, for I have Just returned from officiating officiating at the last sad. rites of two dear friends who died of the yellow fever. The Consul . shudders. Later ia the day, after he has dined with Plumacher. tbey take a stroll. : The newcomer sees a row of graves, each, decorated with an American flag. "Do-tfcey "Do-tfcey "Do-tfcey decorate the graved of soldiers here, too? , ' "Oh, no. replies Plumacher "Those are not soldiers. There. rest the remains of several several fellow countrymen, each of whom came here to be Consul. They all died of the yellow yellow fever, and I strive to honor their memories.", memories.", v. ..' , ' -T -T . - - -' -' That Is enough The next ship takes the quaking patriot home, and Plemaeaeraettles down to the routine e( official life until another, another, ambitious successor arrives. Saturday Saturday Evening Post.. , r . .ii -r. -r. . ; ,"

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 11 Jun 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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