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STATE JOURNAL., ITRDAY EVENING OCTOBER 25, 1895.
VAN WYCiMS DEftD; The Ex-Senator from Nebraska Dies of Faralysis. His Expected Death Came Late Yesterday Afternoon. Ac CONSPICUOUS LIFE. A'Eich Man Himself Van Wyck Fought Corporations. nis Remains Will be Buried at Milford, Penn. Washington, Oct. 25. Ex-United States Senator Charles II. Van Wyck of Nebraska, died at 4:50 o'clock yes terday afternoon in Ilia apartments at the Portland flats, of apoplexy. Charles Henry Van Wyck was born at Poughkeepsie, X. Y., May 10, 18L'4. He graduated at Rutper&' in 1343, and soon aftervs ard entered upon fhe profession of law. From lsiO to lci-iti he was district attorney of Sulli van county, X. Y. He served in the lower hou:-.e of congress two terms, from 1855 to ls03, as a Republican. Hefore the close of his last term in the house he was chosen colonel of the Tenth legion, or Fifty-sixth regiment, of Sew York volunteers. He went to the front and served with Gene7-al Mc Clellan in the Peninsula campaign. In IStio he was breveted brigadier gen eral. After the war he returned to the practice of his profession and was again elected to congress in 18!j7 and again served two terms. In lb?4 he removed from New York to Nebraska and engaged in farming. Hut he soon drifted bj,ck into politics and in 1876 was a member of the constitutional convention. He was then elected to the state senate, where he served until 1SS0, when he was elected to the United States Senate. He retired from the Senate in IsST and returned to Nebraska, where he was subsequently twice a candidate for re-election, without suc cess. Mr. Van Wyck, although a very rich man. was an implacable foe of corporations. He was a great lover of antiques and during his residence here haunted the auction rooms. In many tilings he was regarded as eccentric. ?.!r. Van Wyck married a daughter of General Broadhead of Pennsylvania, whose brother. Rev. Augustus Broad head, is a well known missionary in India. Mr. Van Wycic had been in poor health for several years. About two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis. His widow and a daughter survive him. The remains, accompanied hy the members of the family here, will be taken to-night via the Pennsylvania railroad to Milford, Pa., where they will be interred in the family burial grounds Saturday afternoon. RUSSIA' AND JAPAN. Washington Diplomats Mnch Interested ia the Latest Developments. ' Washington, Oct. 25. The cable re ports that a Russian fleet of fifteen vessels was on its way to Corea, and attracted much attention among the diplomatic representatives of the far East. to whom it was shown. It is regarded as present ing grave conditions, if the facts are as reported. The fact that Fusen is one of the points toward which the Russians are heading is pointed out as specially significant. Fusen is at the southeasterly extremity of Corea, and is the point nearest Japan, being only twelve hours" sail from the Japanese mainland. Further north is Won San, the strategic point in Corea, which the Russians have long sought to secure. It is on 15roughton"s bay, in the middle of the east coast of Corea. The north arm of the bay is known as Port Lazereif, and here the Russian fleet comes regularly for maneuvers. The bay is the only . useful harbor in the stretch of 600 miles along the coast of Corea. The harbor is perfectly shel tered and is open the year round. Leading authorities agree that it will ultimately be the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railway which Russia is building. For these reasons the movement of the Russian fleet toward these points of strategic importance is tvatched with keen interest. nd of a Famous Suit. S iSTA Fe, N. M., Oct. as. The su preme court of New Mexico has ren dered a final decision in favor of the Maxwell Land Grant Company in the suit of the Bent heirs involving a twelfth interest in the Maxwell land grant valued at 8500,000. This cele brated case has been in the courts for over thirty years. It grew out of a claim of the children of Governor Charles Bent, who was killed in the revolution of 1847 at Taos. The pres ent decision quiets the title in the Maxwell cpmpany. schools Closed Because of Diphtheria. Topeka, Kan., Oct. 2o. The board of education has ordered the schools in North Topeka closed on account of diphtheria, and it is probable that all the schools in the city will be elosed. Parents are greatly alarmed and many have taken their children out of school. Last Monday the enrollment was 5, C00, with 1,500 absentees reported- There have been about seventy cases of diphtheria in Topeka this fall . with twenty deaths. From one to three new cases are reported daily. T"" Dead on a Railroad Track. Sottth Greknfield, Mo., Oct.. 25. W. D. Ford to-day discovered a man lying in the center of the railroad track about half a mile west of town, and upon examination it was found to be the body of W. T. Percell, druggist and liveryman, of this place. It is evident that he was murdered and then placed on the track. An Assemblyman Shoots Himself. Shawano, Wis., Oct. 25. Chris Bonnin, member of the assembly for Phawano county, shot himself in the head yesterday morning. He was not dead at last report. RAILWAY CASUALTIES. Wrick on the Burliogton Flyer Near rfTaldron, Mo. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 25. While running at a speed of sixty miles an .hour South-bound passenger train No. 16 of the Burlington, the Denver-SU Louis express, ran into a defective switch at Waldron, Mo., sixteen miles north of Kansas City at ?:i6 last even ing. The mail, baggage, one chair car and the smoker left the track and were badly wrecked. The engine, one chair car and a Pullman car remained on the rails. James Hearn, Kansas City, Mo., cut on hand and wrist and shoulder bruised R. J. Light of St. Joseph, hand cut and bruised. W. T. Farel, Kansas' City, Mb.', bruised on right cheek and body. Charles M. Moore of Ninth Street theater, Kansas City, Mo., left foot crushed; body bruised and cut se riously. J. S. Caldnee Of Ninth Street theater, Kansas City, Mo., left leg and side bruised. Henry Freggang of Leavenworth, Kan., hand and wrist badly. cut Joel H. Hartzell, Chicago, head cut and badly bruised, serious. G. H. Christ of Kansas City, Mo., mail clerk, left side bruised, head cut, seriously hurt. Ed. C. Rapage of Kansas City, Mo. , mail clerk, scalp wound and badly bruised. The train was twenty five minutes behind time, and Engineer Mackie was doing his best to make it up. The locomotive was going at its highest speed between sixty and sixty-five miles an hour. P0011 OLD SOLDIER. Ha I Crazy ami Wm Neglected nd Kan A Way. John M. Foley, an insane old soldier, whose home is in Keith's addition, was taken to the Soldiers' home at Leaven worth, Wednesday morainjr. He had scarcely been there an hour when he es caped, and last night his relatives re ceived a telegram "that he was at Atchison. It wa3 reported that he had jumped off a traiu at Cuinmings, a sicall station near AtchisoD, and ru mors were rife about town last night placing the extent of injury everywhere frjm a broken leg to fatal injuries. Mr. Foley's daughter left for Atchison last night and this morning a telegram was received from her stating that her father is all right and would be taken back to the home today.' Foley is a member of Lincoln post G. I"!. It. aud of Topeka lodge No. 50, I. O. 0. F. L. C. Fox of the lodge placed him safely in the home, but he escaped soon- 1. fter by rushing past the guards and down to a train standing at the station. He told them thai he waa expecting $5,000 on the train. He will be pl;:eed in lha insane ward at the homo. 310 UK OLD SOLDIERS. Bernard Kelly- and Othem Cnn'E Kelicve the Ketums Are Kilit. The enumeration of old soldiers in Kansas just annouueed by the State Board of Agriculture, which places the number of uniun veterans in the state at 35.661, is discredited in G. A. 11. circles. Bernard Kelly, ex-departmunt com mander of the Kansas G. A. It, saya: "These figures can't be right. Why. we have at least 60,000 old soldiers in Kan sas, and I would say the number would run between 6D,(R)0 and 70,000. Ten years ago we had 120,000 veterans in Kan sas, aud thia was the "banner soldiers state. These figures are surely wrong. This census credits Shawnee county with only 1,310." . That can't be right for there are over 500 in Lincoln po3t alone. Then there are the members of Topeka post. Blue post. Fort Pillow post, besides the large number who do not belong to the G. A. 1. There are over 17, Out) old soldiers in the Kansas G. A. R. in good standing. 'These figures show only 934 for Cow ley county and I can name almuut that many." Captain T. S. Stover secretary of state, who has always been prominent in Grand Army circles in Kansas, said: "I don't understand these figures. 1 have always believed we had more union veterans than that in Kansas. It is just a few years since we had almost 100,000. I can't believe- the returns made to the secretary of state board of agriculture are right in this respect." HAS HE PROMISED A VETO? A Storj That Cleveland A creed to Veto Action Favorable to Cub:t. Washington, Oct. 25. Some attention was attracted in Washington today by Madrid dispatches coming via Vienna al.eging that the president had promised the Spanish minister to veto any action by congress favorable to the Cubans. It can be stated positively that no such promise has been made aud that such a promise would ke so irregular and un precedented as to be beyond the range of probabilities.. The story can be set down as one intended to encourage the loyal element ia Cuba. Rear End ColIUsion, Hyde Park, Mass., Oct. i5. A rear end collision occurred here on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad at 5:1a p. m. in which one man was killed, a woman fatally injured, and twelve other passengers, including Congressman Elijah A. "Morse, were more or less seriously hurt. One Killed and Two Injured. Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 25. The Ruthven express collided with a switch engine at Valley Junction las night on the Rock Island. Mrs. Mary HUls houae of Burlington, Iowa, was killed. Lee Gibson and Frank English were injured. Arrested for Causing a Wreck. Mexico, Mo., Oct. 25. L. E. Julian, conductor of the fast freight train which caused the fatal wreck at Martinsburg Tuesday . night, was arrested and brought here- to-day. The warrant was sworn out by Wabash officials, who charge him with criminal negligence in failing to see the red lights on the train stand ing at the Martinsburg depot and stop ping his train in time to prevent the collision and the death of two men. Julian will give bond for S500 for his appearance next Wednesday. Ask your dealer for Burguart' cigars. FALSE TO THE LAW; Ex-Governor St. John Talks of Prohibition in Kansas. Says It Has Suffered Much from Republican Treachery. PARTY IS MUZZLED. Its General Plan is to Destroy the Law. The .Conditions in Iowa and Kansas Are Compared. Deb Moines, Ia., Oct 2& Ei-Gov. John P. St. John of Kansas, who has been on a speaking tour in this state was seen here by a reporter and talked at length on his favorite subject prohibi tion. "Divorced if possible from the political scoundrelism and trickery of the age and considered independent cf other propositions, said Governor St. John, "I feel positive that the present mulct law in Iowa would be a nowed under by 50, 000, state wide prohibition at once en acted in its stead, aud behind it would be a sentiment that would render the open rebellions that existed for years in such towns as Davenport and Dubuque an im possibility. 'In Kansas the law is suffering through Republican treachery, but the seutiment of the people is Burely and certainly growing more and mora in fav or of the prohibitory law that we now have on the Btatute books the best one in the United States and each year finds greater unanimity of the people in its support, "In Olathe, where I live, there are thirteen churclies and there has not been a saloon in sixteen years; as a conse quence we do not have half a dozen druukards in the county. Iowa says the saloons are running 'wide open' in Kansas aud cites Fort Scott as a sample; yet only the other day the press dispatches told of two men who in an effort to get a drink there climbed a ladder to a secoud-story window, fell down the elevator shaft in the dark and bruised themselves up. That is about a fair sample of the wav saloons are 'wide open' in; Kanaas 'wide open' indeed when a man breaks his neck for a drink! "The republican party is muzzled there somewhat as it is in Iowa, and it cannot do altogether as itjwould. It is its general plan to break down prohibition and utterly destroy it." Turning to national affairs, Governor St. John was asked his ooiaion of the apparently aggressive sileuce of Gene ral Harrison on the question of the pre sidency and the prospects of Allison and oilier candidates. Quay is the finest politician in the Uni.ed States," he replied. "He knows thoroughly the art of 'Keeping hi mouth shut and sawing wood.' That is a strong point of Harrison's. If it wasn't for his tariff bill I have not the slightest doubt that Governor McK'm ley of Ohio would be the nominee of the Republicans for presideut by acclama tion; and he may be able to overcome even that and secure the nomination. But the trend of the people is undenia bly and surely away from a high tariff aud the idea of absolute free trade was never so strong in the country as it is to day. "ilcKinley is a very clever gentleman and U not strung up by other matters. From personal - acquaint ance, knowing him to be one of the nueat 'fence strad dlera' in the United States, 1 am sure he would have no trouble in any other di rection. . But I think the bill will be too much for him to overcome. "Allison and Harrison are silent; they steadily refuse to define their exact posi tion; and that is the strongest point in the candidacy of each for the nomina tion. If they maintain their present at titude, they each have good chances." TO HU11T AMERICAN GOODS. The Agrariun Party In Germany is a Mq. itce to American Products. Washington, Oct. 25. In a recent re port to the state department United States Consul Dekay at Berlin has de picted in vivid style the growth' of the formidable agrarian party in Germany, and pointed out the menace it holds to the producers of the United States, whether agricul turists or manufacturers of Any things that compete with articles "made in Germany." Wool, grain, cattle, cottqn, pork, ail will be profoundly and injuri ous effected if the party succeeds in its objects. "As to retaliation for such efforts if my opinion were aBked," said Consul De kay, "I fhouid say 'do not retaliate,' being convinced that such measures as the agrarians contemplate will work their own revenge and do more harm to the contrivers of them than to the United States." LIQUOtt LAW IS VALID. An Indiana Judge Sustains tnn Kioholson Liquor Law. Ikdiat;apoi,is, Oct. 25. Judge Cox, of the police court, in a test case today held the Nicholson liquor law constitu tional. The section in question wag the one forbidding persons other than the saloon keeper and his family to enter the saloon at prohibited hours. The defendant was Frederick Brandt, who has a restaurant attached to his saloon. Under today's ruling restaurants to which bars are attached will have to close when the bars are shut up. An appeal is probable. 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