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plumacherobit3 - COL. PLUMACHER Citizen, Soldier, and Diplomat...
COL. PLUMACHER Citizen, Soldier, and Diplomat Expires of Paralysis. ! INVENTED 1EPBOSY B£MEDY|| thS the Stricken While Away From Home, He , Waa Unable to Explain the Circumstances--Seventy-three Circumstances--Seventy-three Yean Old, He Had Given More Than Half a Century to Service of His Adopted Country- col. Eugene H*rman Plumacher, 73 years, a native _of Germany, but more than half a century citizen, soldier, soldier, and diplomat of the United and- inVentor of a supposed cure for -leprosy, died at 9:15 o'clock yesterday morning at 131*4 L street northwest. Col. PUlmacher passed away at the ; house of his son, Buarene Herman Plumacher, jr., Where, ,he had lived since hi* return -to Amerte*- from Venezuela, four or live months aJgO. ., Paralysis, Paralysis, following; a long- illness had its inception while Col. Wuraacher was United States consul at Maracaibo; Venezuela, caused his death.* A;' few days ago he was stricken while «way from home, and was' u'naBl*. 1* ten circumstances in which Ms last illness fastened upon him. His son l*st nteht said he thought, .perhaps, his father been -struck by an' automobile. " ; ; His Remarkable Carter. Col. Col. Tlumacher J**t Germany, at early age to begin a career of femark- atile ioterest §foa.-u»futae». EHs «rsf service, after his Departure from Ger* mahiv was in the Dutnn navy. He left that to take * place in the Swiss Under the Swiss nag he remained, until he aworevallegUWJCe to the United.States, Re came io the United States before the civil -war as an attache ot 'the legation. His Bervioe^tn the tJnten army brought him to * colonelcyv. l*ter. he became, a nrofeseer In Vanderbilt Uhi- ^rersityi NaahviU*, TeHn.. teaching languages languages arid natural Sciences until his appointment ~as- consul to Venezuela,, he remained- for SS years. On San Carlos Island, to Maeacalroi Lake, all lepers of tho port and were segregated. Col. Plumacher waa of the few imaffllcted who visited them, and' It was said that his "W* tua* remedy was efficacious In treatment -of the malady. He maintained a hospital ^tor thousands. Col. Flumacher was a thirty-third -degree -degree Mason. He was decorated biJ l many foreign rulers. He is survived by his sons, Eugene, employed In the Congressional Congressional Library; Lieut. Michael Plumacher, of the Philippine Islands constabulary, and Bias William PlumajAer, the editor of a, Spanish agricultural rjuHllcation m Buffalo. Upon the arrival of Bias Plu- macher in Washington today arrangements arrangements for the funeral will be made.

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 26 Sep 1910, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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