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didate in 1900
Id Dutell Falnily-111
Mother a South Carolinlan-Spent his
loyliood in Soutla Carolia-ilto Moth
er's Furtune Wrecked by the War RIe
tweenl tho States, but a Reniant
Lpft, whilh ho Lost I Business
In savanuaa, Ua-Wout At
terwards to California.
(From the Atlanta Journal.)
Robert Van Wyck, the first mayor
Greater New York, ruler over a
gdom in population and an em
in wealth-selected over threo
or - distinguished candidatos -by
suffragos of the people-is today
ational character. About hir,
four years, at least, thogreat
light of publicit,f will beat
ly. Who h6 is4k'd what he is
u0stions Of/interest as absorb
8 Whit heQ;Clikely to be in this
in of almost unparalleled
wer and importanco.
In his candidacy the forces of
Democracy have won their greatest
prize. From the very slough of de
spond to the first dash of victory
and hope of national restoration has
Democracy come through this
triumph, where twelve months ago
was the enemy's strongest citadel.
Even now his name is mentioned
in connection with the Democratic
nomination for the Presidency. This
may or may not be anticipatory, but
if there is in him "the stud'," as his
friends and those who know him
well say there is, stranger things
might come to pass.
But this story is to deal with the
man Van Wyck, not with his politi
cal future. That will take care of
The N% inner in yesterday's great
contest once lived in Georgia. His
mother n as born in South Carolina,
and by ties of sympathy and con
sanguinity he is as much a South
erner as he is a represontative of the
But to begin at the beginning.
The original Van Wyck came to this
country from Holland in 1600. He
came from the town of Wyck, where
the family had been prominent, and
hence the prefix Van, meaning of,
and which time has changed to Van.
The father of the prosent Judge Van
Wyck was William Van Wyck, a
He married Miss Maverick, of
South Carolina, whom he met in
New York as a school girl.
The M i%if was a vey
MedhE.ho,and lived near Pendle
[ton, S. C., having a large country
home adjoining that of John C. Cal
houn. The health of Judge Van
\Vyck's father was poor, and shortly
after his marriage the family moved
to.South Carolina. The family had
plenty of money, 'and their children,
New York's first mayor among the
number, were raised in that ample,
if not luxurious, style common to
South Carolinians of that period,
Itobert Van Wyck spent his boy
hood in Southi Carolinma, and at the
age of 10 was sent to school at Wil
aon's Academy, near Hillsboro, N. C.,
a famous boy's school of that period.
WVhen the war came on the family
dlrifted back to New York. Mrs.
Vani W3 ck's property, which consisted
largely of slaves and land, wvas, of
cou-rse, nearly all swept away, but
enoughi was saved from the wreck
for the mother to give to her son
l,ert th'om sum of $10,000 to start
."JWon the war ended young Van
~Vyck decided to return to the South,
andl with a friend near his owvn age
wen~Jt to Savannah and opened a
w hol esal e grocery house.
T1he two young men did a tre
mon dous buisi ness-on credit-and
soon their goods and capital 'were
both gone. Van Wyck wvent to Cali
fornia and stayed a few months, but
soon returned to New York, where
hik mother and brothers were living.
He fona his brothers were all doing
well, working hard, and lhe deter
mined to make a new start in life.
At the age of 21 lie entered Co
lum nbi a College, where lie graduated
first in at class of 200.- He was the
valedictorian of hisa snaond hfarle
P'Connor, the great lawyer, who was
resent at the college ceremonies,
predicted at the time that young
Van Wyck would make his mark in
the affairs of the country.
Immediately after his graduation
Van Wyck entered upon the practice
of law, and soon identified himself
politically with Tammany Hall.
Eary in his connection with Tam
many he showed his independence
by rising at a meeting of the Tam
many executive committee and de
nounding the then all powerful boss,
John Kelly, to his face, for his double
dealing and treachery. This action
3reated a great sensation at the time
and resulted in Van Wyck's defeat
for the position of Judge of the City
Court, which place he now holds.
The next time he ran, however, he
was elected for a rerm of six years,
and last D'ecember for another term
is Chief Justice, at a salary of $10,
300 a year. Despite statements
made to the contrary, the City Court
f New York transacts an immense
volume of business, and the decisions
f Judge Van Wyck have been re
versed less often than those of any
>ther Judge over presiding in New
Judge Van Wyck had four broth
3re. One of them, Augustus, is at
present Judge of the Supreme Court
>f New York. One of his sisters
narried Gen. R. F. Hoke, one of
gor'h Carolina's leading citizens,
md a dashing brigader general in
;he Confederate army.
Two of Judge Van Wyck's nephews
ire at present in Atlanta. One of
hem, Dr. Michael Hoke, has recent
,y come here to practice his profes
;ion after a two years' course at
,he Johns Hopkins University and a
ession of training at Bellevue Hos
pital. He has already numbers of
riends in Atlanta, and many others
remember him as the sturdy cap
lain of the University of North Caro
lina foot ball team that defeated the
Virginia team in Atlanta several
Another nephew of the first mayor
f the Greater New York, and one
who bears his name, Mr. Van Wyck
Roke is at present in Atlanta, read.
ing law in the office of Judge John
L. Hopkins. Mr. Hoke was at Co
lumbia College, but his health has
brought him to Atlanta for a soason,
and his friends are in hope that he
will permanently locate here.
Judge Van Wyck, by those who
know him intimately, is described as
a good liver--enjoys a good dinner, a
good1 dgar and good company. But
he is by no'abnnsl a glutton or big
eater as an oppositdon press has
facetiously reported him to bo. He
hasn't taken a drink in fifteen years
--since that French ball. He is re.
fined in his tastes and exceedingly
neat as to personal appearance. At
i first meeting he might impress one
as being brusque and short in his
manner, but those who know him
best describe him as wholesouled and
generous to a fault.
lHe has a quick, well-stored mind,
and since his majority has been a
iard student. Despite thme fact that
io made no speeches in the recent
sampaign he is a fluent, clear speak
3r and exceedingly forcible.
Judge Van Wyck is small in stat
are, and is inclined to be sensitive
ibout his size, but lie will impress
>nlo as a man of force at first meet
ing He has a finely shaped head,
itored with knowledge and Rense,
and has plenty of decision of char
ber-almiost to the point of stubborn
Van Wyck is intensely a party
man, but he will not be Croker's or
any other man's man. His denun
siation of John Kelly when his po
Litical career was at stake is p)roof of
bis courage, and that his mind and
Fctio)ns are always his own.
Judge Van Wyck should be strong
in Texas, for "Maverick" cattle re
aeived that name from the nncle of
Judge Van Wyck -Samuel Mave
rick. He went to Texas in the early
lays, making the trip from South
Carolina in a covered wagon. Land
in the Lone Star State was then
worth five cents an acre, and it was
not long before Maverick was one of
the lat-gent land and attle owner.
In fact, he had so much cattle
eventually that when a stray heifer
was found without a mark it was
taken for granted that it was Mave
rick's-hence the title of "A Mave
rick," wh'ch now obtains in all cat
tle raising States.
The Southern people will watch
Van Wyck's career with pecular in
terest. The son of a Southern wo
man, himself raised in South Caro
lina, schooled in North Carolina and
for a brief time a buniness man in
Georgia, and with a family name
connected with Texas' leading indus
try-these Southern States may de.
cide if Van Wyck makes a good
mayor--to make him a good Presi
dent. J. S. C.
With Object of Uotton Orowers' Conven
[The State, 5th.]
The indications are that the coming
cotton"growers' convention to be held
here during the State fair next week
will be very largely attended. The
convention has boon called by the
president of the State alliance, and
it is thought that overy county will
have delegates hore. A lively per
sonal interest in the present serious
situation will doubtliss make the
farmers more than anxious to got to
gether, talk things over and agree
upon some united plan of self-pro
teotion for the next year's crop.
Yesterday, in talking about this con
vention, Gov. Ellerbe had this to
"I am glad to see that the presi
dent of the State Farmera' Alliance
has issued the call for a moeting of
farmers of the State. It is a step in
in the right. direction, and I hope
good will come of it. It is rather
remarkable that the great bulk of
cotton. is raised in eight or ten south.
ern States and yet the price for all
the cotton is made in Liverpool. The
farmers will either have to organize
to reduce the acreage until the de
mand is increased, or have to man
age in some way to control the sur
plus. I am very much pleased that
the farmers have manifested such an
interest in the call aid have in very
,many counties elected delegates to
the convention. The prospects for
the meeting are very good and this
is very gratifying."
In One Day.
In the early forties and fifties al
most everybody "had almost enough
to live on," and young ladies dressed
well on a hi undred dollars a year. The
daughters of the richest man in Boes
tan were dressed with scrupulous
plainness, and the wife and mother
owned one brocade, which did service
for several years. Display was consid
ered vulgar. Now, alash only Queon
Victoria dares to go shabby; fine
clothes have become a necessity to
tho lesser lights. The greater pro
portion of people were happier be
cause there was not such emulation,
such vulgar striving, nor such soar
ing ambitions. Then men and wo
men fell back on their own minds
for the entertainment which they
now seek in fast horses, yachts, great
and constant change, journeys to
E~urope and to Newpor-t. Books
took the place of dlress and display.
When a young lady was introduced
into society, one b)ouquot did duty
for the seventy-five which are now
considered too few. There was a
sober elegance among even the first
in position and the richest in pocket.
There was no talk about money; it
has become a subject of conversa
tion since the war-M. E. W. Sher
CIRCUS WILL -CME
THE WA1AAdEX'1OVS iVAV)PN'T JIEEN
A I1onelelatl Krror--lesuit' in itatement
Thit Circus Can Show 1lelou Hill of
Itleth and a Cloan Show.
It- is quite safe to say that the
great Wallace shows will make their
appearance in Columbia on the dato
scheduled and whentheir trains reach
this city the management will be
able to show as clean a bill of health
as ever entered this city. The little
stir which has connected the name of
this circus with epidemics of measlqs
and diptheria will most likely result
in nothing more than bringing out
the fact that there has been some
confusion of names and showing the
people what a clean show Mr. Wal
lace has, not only from a standpoint
of health, but insofar as the perfor
manco iteelf is concerned.
The officers of the State board of
health have evidently been misin
formed about the show having been
to Charleston. It has not boon to
that city at all this year, and this is
its first tour of this section. It is
now in North Carolina. Way back
on the 1st of October the manage
ment of the show, so representatives
here state, thinking that bills of
health might be needed at certain
points on account of the yellow fev
er scare, began to collect bills of
health from every point visited.
Chairman Robertson of the local
board says that if this be true there
can be no reason why the show can
not appear hore. How the State
board got the name of Charleston
and that of Wallace's shows in its
tolograms is a mystory. A similar
telegram to that received here was
sent by Secretary Evans of the State
board to the mayor of Winsboro.
The following from the mayor of
Charleston, received last night, is
Columbia, S. C.
No circus has exhibited in Char
leston this fall.
J. Adger Smyth,
The following special to the State
was also received last night:
Charleston, Nov. 4.-The state
ment of Dr. Charlss Taber, the pros.
ident of the State board, that the
Wallace circus loft measles and dip
theria in Charleston does this city an
injustice as the circus has not visited
here and further there has not re
cently been a case of measles or dip
thieria in Charleston. There is evi
dently some confounding of names
and Dr. Taber has reference to a
p)lace other than this city.
Mr. Wallace, the proprietor of the
show wired this from Monroe, N. C.:
To Wmn. Dale, Manager Advertising
Cari, Columbia, S. C.
Not a single case of sickness of any
description with show; have clean
bill of health for every town, includ.
B. E. Wallace.
NO EXOUII5ION F'oR THE E 11R inE.
Al! (Governmenot Ra ilroado have beent
Lately Inspiected, and, MIu-ch to Gen1.
Longstr&.et'n Dilsgusl, t here Miay 5oona
be0 no Goveornmen,t 11onda to lan.
Washington, November 4.-Gn
Longstreet took possession to-day of
the office of commissioner of rail
roads, to which lhe was recently ap
pointed. Immediately after taking
the oath of office lie called upon
Secretary of Interior Blbss and paid
his respects, and aiinounced his read
iness to assume his new duties at
once. The duties of the office are
not very pressing at thlis tiano, as$
Glen. WVado H1amp1ton comlet ed hiis
annual report before rotiring. Be
sides, he recently made a tour of in
spection of all the railroads in which
the Government is direety interested.
Under the circumstances there is
very little work for Gen. Longstroot
to do at present. Should Attorney
General McKenna close out the (ov
ernent's interests in the Pacific rail
roads, as hoe hopes to do, the office of
commissioner may be abolished by
the present Administration.
A 1110 FALLINU OFF.
October, 1897, Over $43,000 Behintd Octo
The original package competition
throughout the State is steadily eat
ing a very large holo in the sales of
the disponsaries. Month by month
the effect becomes more marked, un
til now the volume of dispensary
sales has been reduced by at least a
third, as compared with last year's
record, when there was no competi
Lion and when the dispensary poo.
ple had absoluto sway and could fix
whatever prices they chose.
Commissioner Vance's report ta
the State board of control at their
last meeting showed a falling off in
sales for September of $37,355.90, as
compared with the same month of
the previous year.
At the board's meeting next week
Commissioner Vance will report that
the slump for October, 1897, as com
pared with October, 1890, is $43,
In spite of all this, however, Com
missioner Vance is making a busi
ness success of the institution, as the
record will show, and he now stands
ready to pay the first money to the
State treasurer for the public school
fund that has been paid for this pur
pose since the dispensary has been
in operation. lie has $20,000 on
hand, ready to be turned into this
fund, and will so report to the board,
which fully verifies his prediction
publicly made a month ago.
He further stated to R Registor ro
porter yesterday that in December
he would have $25,000 for the samo
fund,' and the first of January he
would "come again with an equal
amount, o. p.'s or no - 1.'H.
As to Mr. Vance': success with the
business, it is due him to stato that.
the records show that just previous
to the time he assumed charge of
the institution the board required'
eighteen months within which to
turn in $100,000 of profits, while
during the time he has boon at the
helm, sinco last May, the profits have
amounted to $112,000, inclusive of
the $20,000 he will turn in next
In his report next week Conmis
sioner Vance will submit the follow
ieg significant statement:
Cash received Oct., 18906, $135,005 88
Cash received Oct., 1897, 92,899 15
I attribute this large difference
somewhat to the competition of the
original package shops, and blind
tigers, but principally to the low
pico of cotton, and t,ho general de
pressed financial condition of the
It affords me pleasure to inform
you that notiithstanding this large
difference in cash received, that we
have met promptly every obligation
of the State dispensary wvhten pro
senlted1, and that I now have $20,000
readly to pay to the free school fnnd.
CHILL & FBLVER
"If our young men and boys,"
says the B3artow, Fla., Courier,
"wvould make up their minds to put
the same amount of careful study
and thought upon agriculture anid
horticulture that they would upon
bookkeeping, or Jaw, or medi
cine, they could b)ecomo just as suc
cessful so far as money miaking is
concerned1, anid at the same time en
joy a far greater freedom from the
worry and trouble which are uin
avoidebly encountered in all the
other tradose 0or professions." This
holds as true in South Carolin,a as in
Florida. Our young men and boys
woudld do well to consider its truth.
Ho~w to (lure lillous 00ile.
I suifferedl for wveekcs with colic and
pains in moy stomaltch caused by bl'ioEus
utess anid had to take merdicine all the
w hile tin til I usped Chambi erlain's C.'le,
C'holera and D)iarrhoo,n Riemedy which
e-ned me. I have siace recommned
it to a goodu mnany people. Mrs. F. But
are subjaet to) billous colic cani ward) oif
the atiack by taikinig this remedy as
soonf as the first symptoms appear.
81old by WV. 12 Planm d
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