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" ::::: !idmJ VOL. I Dies of a Stroke of Apoplexy in Washington, D. C. A soldi i;r and statesman Sii.1.1. ii l.n.IiiiK of H N.il.li- nrifr-III W in- iinmiii r r tin- i-nii- .loim h. lli.Klh.nil of Mliruril Hla liii-rl II. 1. 1 hi tli In Town A Trilmlf ti tin Memory of the lle.-rmril ' llev. lr. nri'iiti'r. Ex-Senator Charles Vim Wyck, of Ncbraska.diod nt 4. 30 o'clock Thurs ilny afternoon October 2-ltli ill Washington, 1). ('. Ho wns stricken willi sipil1'xy Monday iiftcrnoon mid liis conilition since had liccn very critical. IIo showed slight im provement Wednesday morning, but nt night grow steadily worst! and since then his death had boon mo mentarily expected. At his bedside when the end came wore Mrs. Van Wyek, a daughter, Miss Fannie. and his wile's brother, Mark Brodhead. Charles Henry Van Wyck was lmrn at Poughkocpsio, N. Y., May in, lS'.M. II. gradual 'd at Rutgers in IMtland sixm afterwaid entered upon the profession of law. From 1 sM) to 1 Soli he was District Attor ney of Sullivan County, X. Y. lie served in the Lower House two terms from lsiiS to 1M53 as it Ropub liean. B.-fore the close of his last term in the House he was chosen e ilonel of the Tenth Legion, or Fifty--ith Regiment of New York SS-fESATOR VAX WVCIt. Volunteers. I7e went to tho front and served with General Mct'lollim in the Peninsular campaign. In 1S(')5 ho was breveted brigadier-general. After tho war ho returned to tho jmictieo of his profession and was again elected to Congress in lsfi7 and again served two terms. In 171 ho removed from New Y'ork to Nebraska and engaged in fanning. But he soon drifted liack into jiolitios and in lK7(i was a mom-Ix-r of the Constitutional Conven tion. He was then elected to the Ptato Senate, where he served until lss'O, when he was elected to the United State Senate. Ke retired from the Senate in 1NS7 and returned to Nebraska, where lie was subse quently twieo a candidate for re election without success. Mr. Van Wyck, although a very rich mini, was an implacable foe of corpora tions. Mr. Van Wyck married a daugh ter of Col. Brodhead, of this place, whose son.Kev. Augustus Brodhead, was a well-known missionary in India. The body accompanied by the meuilters of the family was brought here for burial. At Port Jervis the Kid party was met by a iiumlxr from Mil ford and tho re mains wore convoyed to the Presby terian church at Milford. The pro cossio.i was led by Kev. Thonms Nichols and Kev. Hindi Smith Car lontcr, I). D., of Br.xiklyu, N. Y. Then followed tho honorary pall bearers : John C. Wesbrook, Hon. J. J. Hart, It. C. Bull, Col. A. E. Lewis, E. Wurner and W. II. Arm strong. Tho aclivo bearers were A. I). Brown, J. C. Wallace, Wm. All ele, Win. Mitchell, H. T. Baker, Esq. and J. II . Van Etten. Tho body of tho Into general re posed in a lutudsomo casket which wun draped with a flag contributed V " by Comniander Mat. Van Akin of Carr ill Post, G. A. R., of Port .Ter- s List cinne the wife, ilamrhtor, re latives and friends of the deceased general. Services at the church were oNned by scripture reading and prayer by the Rev. Thomas Nichols, after which the choir c imposed of Mrs. II. (J. Williamson, Mr. Wilfred Brodhead. of Milford ; Hon. W. E. McCormick and C. F. Van Inwoven. of Port Jervis, rendered the hymn "Nearer My (iod toThiv" by special request. The funeral address was by Rev. Dr. Carpenter, a brother-in-law of the deceased, and was as follows: 1 am privileged to make this men tion of a life just finished, just fin ished ill its earth's stage, it has fin ished what the good old Bible calls "its course." A mere shadow of its actual and absolute career, nev ertheless symlHilical and significant of much both as to character and to destiny. Charles II. Van Wyck was a public man and a person of very strong and striking traits, I mis speak when I say was for in such cases what we must say as when one goes on a journey, simply he is departed he has not gone out he has rone on anil what he was, in all growth and cultuiv in all faith.holK' and character. If he finds tho sal vation of it in the sei'ond man who is the Lord from heaven, he is and will lie more than ever as time goes on. Charles II. Van Wyck while he was here evinced large and afllu ent traits in which there intruded nothing t:iat wan sovmil, moan or small, whatever may have lxen his faults and infirmities, such as all men have. His disposition was al ways large and full, and first of all he was an honorable man, his in togrity was an imperative instinct, disclosing itself as well in matters small and large, in matters.personal and domestic, as well as social and public. He never posed in heroics, but lie was heroic all the same, candid.out sMkon, brave, if sometimes impul sive. It is lielieved that his politi cal possibilities, opiKirtunities or as pirations were always suhordinatiil to his sense of duty and regard for the rights of others. After serving his state in civic functions ho en tered Congress and essayed to re present his constituents with much assiduity. At tho coming on of tho gre.it war ho at onco laid down his eas.i, his personal interests, and risked his life and enlisted. From the time of his enlistment ho de voted his whole energies to the ser vice of the nation and was especially ardent in that consideration for his men in camp and in tho field which of itself betokened at onco a strict disciplinarian and a warm heartiMl ottlcer. From the lips of those who serve.l under him comes ample and willing testimony that his bravery was not rashness nor his ardor reck lessness. If ever ho let himself loose it was in the impulsiveness of sp-ech, but in council and in action, ho was always steady and deliber ate. In that frame that lies there now before us locked in the motion less and spiM-chless rest that super venes for every life on earth at last, there lies a wound which through all these years has caused him an effort to suppress tho iiiii of it. For tho first time now it lies quiet and insensate, an emblem pledge and token that there is a life, a land in w hich there sliall lie. no pain, as there is a laud, a life, in which neither can they die any more. He was entitled to tho compensation ot a iH'iision, whatever that may lie, hut to tho best of my knowledge and belief ho never asked for nor re ceived it. Returning Loin tho camp ho entered again into tho luills of Congress as re-elected by large votes and sat himself somewhat conspicuously and even aggressively against tho usurpation of nionoio lies. In after days ho was much silken of and spoken to as a candi date or propounded nominee for higher public functions. Possibly he might have conciliated opposition I hut ho uever truckled and ho no MILFORD. PIKE where trimmed. The office must seek him, not lie the office. There was already entered in his heart and habit, of thought, the same im pulse of retirement and agricultural taste and content which swayed the mind of such men as Lycurgus and Ciiicinnatus, or George Washington, ft id the life and sweets of domes ticity liecame very precious to hiirt He delighted in his Nebraska farm and his home life became very dear to his nature. That life had its own enchantment but it was an enchant ment which was due as much to his own devoted tenderness as the con stant affection of those who shariil it with him. I am not so circum stanced that it would lie allowable for me to step across this threshold. Always a domestic man, who always clierislied and revered ins veneraiae mother to her last days, his godly mother also trained him in the liost principles, and, in his maturer days entering into the bonds of matri mony he was the very model of n lover and a husliand. Scarcely n day passed without his cheery ques tioning of his Moved whether her happiness continued, ho forestalled all her wishes and all her comforts. Never for a moment did any cloud of discord brood upon this lovely home, clouds dill brood and tears of sorrow did rain. Their three chil dren sank away almost at onco. They lie there side by side almost of a size and that homestead fell in sleep. I went with them to the burial place and saw thorn laid to rest here in this charming ceme tery where wo lay his form to-day. Afterwards the Lord was pleased to bless them with another infant who is living still to share her mother's desolation and her father's memory and honor. Thus now the household is unbroken in tho unity of the soul which connects this life in its revelations to tho realm on high, "Part of the host have crossed the flood and jmrt are jmssing now. Charles Van Wyck was never a man to speak much of his religion, I ficl sure that ho lived it. In his homo the family altar could lie raised, tho sanctuary ever had his reverent regard and his lilieral sup port, his gifts were general to the churches and all lionevolent objects without regard to sectarian dis tinctions or lix-al limitations. His plans wero enlarging for usefulness and the happiness of others, even as he sjient his last day and drew his last breath. He was well honored by the token and tribute bestowed by his adopted state, bearing full witness to his honor as a soldier, a counsellor, a statesman and a man. But perhais tho chief testimony must bo the gratitude of the jxxir whom ho lK'friendod so lilx'rally and incessantly. Just a little while lieforo his death a branch of the Salvation Army came upon , his homestead whom ho welcomed to its fullest hospitality and when still later a jxxir woman complained to him that her children were destitute of clothing he first fed them all and then furnished each of them with three suits of clothes. In consider ing such a character wo can allow7 the words of tho gosixil to interpret the prosjMX-t of higher life : " He that giveth to the pixir lendeth to the Lord." And again: "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of tlnse my brethernn ye have done it unto mo." Vote for Milton Armstrong, Improvement. Wo note that Frank Crissman, the enterpising and jxipular land lord of tho "Crissmnn House," finds his accoiiimiKkitions txj limited for his rapidly increasing business and is tearing down and building larger. An addition of 24x10 and a lean-to l'2'H will Ixi enx'totl, Carixmter George Smith dixs tho work. Another prtxif of tho popularity of Milford is that II. U. Wells is making a largo a lilition to tho Bluff House. One Cent a Word. Fur r.li liiMrlluu. No auvertUeiueut takell foi Its tlutll 15 ceuU, 1'A.btf imut twooiiiuttuy all ortler, AtlilreM PI HI? iOlNTi I'HttsS, MII.roKII, PA, COUNTY. FA.. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1K9.T. iriMif, mott iirc.io. H-il Willi llrmtirrlmirr In III" llfl ll.Min. Hon. M. D. Mott, Associate Judge of Pike county, Editor of the Mil ford Disiwtch and Ex-memlKT of the State Legislature, died suddenly at a P. M. to-day of hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. Mott had lieon in ill health for some time, and recently visited the seashore where he thought he might derive lionofit and was contemplating a return. His death was wholly unexH'cteil to his family and friends. He leaves sur viving a wife, the daughter of J. C. Westhnxik, Prothonotary, thrii1 small children, a mother and one brother, Hurry H. Mott of Washing ton, D. C, and two sisters, Mrs. Ann Wells, widow of the late Hon. D. A. Wells, and B.-s-;ie, wife of C. O. Armstrong. Mr. Mott was widely known and resjiocted in the community. He was an honorable and just man, a consistent Christian gentleman and a memlM'f of the Presbyterian Church of Milford. We tender to his sorrowing family and friends our sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Funeral arrangements have not yet lxx-n announced. A more extended obituary will apjx'ar in next week's issue. Advertize in tho Pukss. North British and' Mercantile Insurance Co. of London and Edin- burg. RYMAN & WELLS, Agents, Miitord, III. jnimi I'lenty. Old hunters say that deer are more numerous than for a nnnilx-r of years past. This county seems to bo paradise for game. Recently a larty of Now York hunters who had been sxnding a week at John M. Huffman's in Ding-nan township killed one dx and three fawns. Ono of the kid fawns was nearly devoured by dogs and tho Union says all were killed in close vicinity to the residence of ex-Sheriff Hoff man. This must 1m( a mistake. Tho Act of 1H78 provides that "no jiorson sliall pursue at any time any door with dogs, in any jiart of said county. Dogs pursuing deer may be killed by any person, etc." Now the ex-Sherift' lias rejx'atedly declared that he allowed no ono to violate the game law' with his knowledge and he keeps no dog but a churner, hence there were no dogs there. Years ago some evil minded med dler informed a jmrty known as "The Pike County Game Assix-ia-tion" tliat the Sheriff pursued deer with dogs and he was arrested. At the trial he proved conclusively that he did not run with the dogs, hence ho was not pursuing de.-r with dogs, and was triumphantly acquainted. The Union should lx careful how it insinuates by innuendos. Sheriff Hoffman is an ex-ix-aco officer of the Commonwealth and he says ho permits no infringement of the game law by hunters staying at his house. That settles it. Siibscrilx! for the Phkss. Voiiiik Kii-U lmirovlnif. Frank Kirtis, who was so liadly wounded last week by tho acci dental discharge of a gun, the con tents of both barrels entering his Ixxly, is reported as doing well. -- -The American Fire Insurane i Comiumv, Philadelphia. RYMAN & WELLS, Agents, Milford, Pa, AitmlllM1""' Nutii'v. Letters of administration upon tho estate of Soliastian Nowlmrgor, late of Pulemyra township, deceased have boon granted to tho under signed. All persons having claims against said estate will present them, and those indebted to said decedent wili please make inimcdi ttto Jittyniont to ILlHAl'K E, KicP, Administrator. Pi.upick, Oct. 24, lsaj. oniTiAnv. J. OTTKN'TIKIMKR. The manager of Forest Park Hotel died in New York City Oct, 25th. Mr. Ottenheimcr, well known to people of this county as a progres sive and indefatigable citizen and as one who made the wilderness blossom as a rose, died in New York on Friday morning last. He gave employment, to many men, was liberal and will be greatly missed in fliiV. community. He was aliout fifty-fiye years old and leaves a wife, several dnnurhters and one son. " ' ' , , JANli.UHlSOO. Jane Brisco died Sunday, Oct. 27th. Surviving her are one daugh ter, three sisjersan l one brother. Vote for C. C. Shannon. A .o.l Thing If l'mprriy ('mitltH'ti'ri. The young men of Milford have organized a scM'ial circle for literary and general improvement. At a meeting held Tuesday evening the following officers were clictod : President J. F. Terwilliger. Vice-Presidents Charles Thorn ton, Harry Reed, Horace Kipp. Secretaries Ben Emery, Lewis Rudolph. Treasurer John Aldrich. Executive Committee II. Terwil liger, Emile P. Bcrgot, George R. Bull, Theo. H. Baker, F. B. Thrall and Walter L. Angle. The club has about fifteen inem lxrs and will, when fully launched, offer one evening every week to the ladies. Vote for J. C. Westbrtxik, Jr. Our t'MiHllrititert. There are many excellent, reasons why you should vote the Republi can nominees this fall in this county. Milton Armstrong, for sheriff, is a man well-known, careful, capable, pleasant in address, judicious in temperament, fair-minded, eool in deliberation and decided in action. His wido acquaintance with the peo ple would inspire confidence in his faithful performance of the duties of the office. His residence here at the County seat where ho would al ways lx! accessible to those having business in his office, thus avoiding the necessity of entrusting imixirt ant matters in the lumds of a deputy, is a decided advantage to all. If you wish tho duties jxrtaining to the sheriff's office faithfully and im partially ix rfonnod vote for Milton Armstrong. Mr. C. C. Shannon, the nominee for coroner, is too well known to need commendation. A life-long resident of tho county, he is identified with her interests. As holding tho office of justice of the peace and on several occasions hav ing performed the duties of coroner he is familiar with the deta ils and du ties of the. position. His residence at Lacka waxen on the lino of tho Erie, where most of the cases requiring the servii'es of a coroner arise, anil where promptness of action is ne cessary render it highly desirable that he lx elected. These important cases would then falls in tho hands of a resxnsiblo official. They would not Ixi managed by some jus tice, who while desiring to do his duty, by reason of inexperience, might fail, and thus the interests of the commonwealth suffer. Let us have caimble, intelligent officials and then hold them to strict ac itmntability. In point of fitness for the respective offices of sheriff and coroner we submit our candidates with confidence to the voters of Pike county. Insure your property in the Fire Association f Philadelphia, RYMAX & WELLS, Agents, Mil fold, Pa, We are Here to Slay, A man by the name of Van Etten wants to start A Republican news paper in Pike county. As a daring adventurer he ranks with Peary. Lansford Record and Milford Dis patch. Well we havo lived tho life of a consistent Republican among Pike county Democrats, for twenty-five years. In view of this does any one question our political or moral cour age? Wa do not caro to sock tho polo or go to Africa, wo have work enough right hero as an explorer in to soino Doino.'ratio ways and a re former of thoaj who still persist in that lxOief, The Regular Term Hcia C.n, 21, 1895. MFC H r.lSINESS DONE. No Civil Trinli-Si-v.Tiil f rlinlinil I'nwi llispns. il of -Al. v. II.,,,,, r oiii niltli'd l. .I;iil I'm- it-i,;iimnt of The reguliir October term of courts convened the 21st at 2 p. in. with Hon. G. S. Purdy, President Judge, and Ass.x'iafe Houck present. Hon. M. D. Mott absent on account, of ill health. The constables from the several townships mad.- returns. The grand jury was then given the usual ehar.y and retired. On motion of H. T. Baker, Esq., Henry A. Knapp, Esq., of Scran ton, was admitted to practice in the sev eral courts. In the niatf.-r or the estate of C. Ott, deceased, the heirs were called to accept or refuse the real estate. No bids being offered the court, on motion of J. H. Van Etten, A. 1). Brown was appointed trustee to make sale and to give, bonds in 1,000. Marcus Kroger naturalized. East. Stroudsburg Lumber Co. vs J. Ottenheimcr, opinion and order of court quashing writ filed. Estate Peter Walter, deceased, opinion dismissing exceptions to re port confirmed. Estate Abraham Cross, de ceased, order and return of sale of real estate filed, and ordered that a deed he executed unless excep tions be filed within one week. Estate Mary A. Wise, deceased, order of sale of real estate and re turn filed and continued "ni. si." And that deed be executed unless exceptions are filed in one week. Estate An ton Rentsche, called Reinhardt. Petition of heirs for sale of real estate, J. II. Van Etten, Esq. appointed trustee to make said sale and to give bond in 2,00il. Reinhold Wenzel vs. Charlotte Wenzel, divorce, order of publica tion. Estate Peter Walter, deceased, alias writ in partition and return of jury of inquest filed and confirmed " ni. si." Common weal th vs. Frank Moras. Indictment, larceny, true bill Di fendant pleads guilty. Sentenced to pay costs 1 fine and imprisonment in county jail for :it) days. Ella Gibbons vs. Ed. Gibbons. Devon-0 w- Bull, Esq. appointed commissioner to take testimony evidence filed and divorce decreed. Hoffman vs. Hoffman, II. T. Baker, Esq. appointi d commissioner to take testimony. Phelps vs. Phelps, divonv, on motion of J. II. Van Etten alias writ ordered to issue. Estate David Howell, deceased. Petition of James N. Howell for partition of real estate filed, and writ awarded. Court adjourned to U a. m. Oct. 22 Transfer of license of E. J. Den ton in Shohola to L.Walter Sam mis. Commonwealth vs. Podluski. In dictment, as.-viult and battery Quashed for reason that defendant had plead guilty Jielore the justice and should have lnvn sentenced there under the Act of lMtl. Commonwealth vs. Jenny Boni clion and-Julius. li niich ai and same against same, in case oi o ignora mus as to Julius and true bill as to Jenny. Commonwealth vs. Thus. Heater. Jury called and Commonwealth of fering no evidence defendant ac quitted and pros, for costs. Assigned estate of Frank Deuegri. In common pleas. Samuel Turn, assignee. II. T. Bilker, E.q. ap pointed auditor. Estate Gottliel) Mulhoison. Re port of If. T. Baker, auditor, filed and continued March, ls.C, Oct 22, samo auditor reappointed to take further testimony, etc. Commonwealth vs. Alexander Gilpin. Indictment, assault and H. E. Emerson, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad Street. J. H. Van Etten, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, Crown's Building, j Mll.KOHIl, PlKK Co., Pa. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, Mll.KOI:!, PlKK CO., PA. No. I. 1 lattery Trial and verdict not guilty and prosecutor Alex P. Hoover for costs. Conunoinvei'lt'i vs. Charles S. o. Indictment, assault and battery ( ', intinued. Viewers on bridge in Green town ship, Bortreess Mills: John C. West brook, Jr., Charles Frisbie, lienj. C. Smith. Bridge in Ding ni,iii township near Brown's viewers: Frank Schorr, John M. Hoffman, Charles Q-iinii. Commonwealth vs. Haussman, two indictnicnts.assaultaud battery aud larceny, true bills. Commonwealth vs. Jenny Boni chon and Julius Bonihcon, Indict ment assault and battery, true bill Verdict defendants not guilty and to pay all the cosbs. Grand Jury report that iron work in prisoners,! garters needs jiainting and ceiling of same whitewashing and that joints in stono work on outside of Court House should lxi cemented. C. li. Staples, receiver of Mon roe Mutural Insurance Co., vs. Em ily Cornelius, "et. al." Rule to show cause why the summons shall not be quasiied and time for filing affidavit of defence extended to I.". d:rys after determination of rule. Gehrig vs. Gehrig, divorce Sub poena a warded. Road from Wilson villo to Grist, mills of Taft. and l'ierson Rule granted to show cause why pro ceedings shall not be set aside. Estate Peter Walter, deceased, Rule on heirs to accept, or refuse at, valuation of jury, or to show cause why projierty shall not be sold. Court adjourned to Nov. 7, ls".)r. lllli:." MENTION. We are indebted to the Dispatch for courtesy shown in this week's issue. The Town Council of Milford did the right thing at. tho right time cleaned out the street gutters. Lnndelius, the artist of Port Jervis, N. Y., designed tho heading of the Pukss. It speaks for itself. It will my y, u t. advertise in tho Pkkss. We shall send out largo editions. Your "ads." will reach every home in Pike County. The norforious If. H. Holmes is on trial in Philadelphia before Judgo Arnold and a. jury, for tho murder of Benj. F. l'itezel to obtain an in surance on his life in tho namo of his wife as beneficiary.. Much local matter has lxien una voidably omitted and tho correspon dence which should appear is left out, for the reason that want of time aud delay in obtaining neces sary articles prevented. Wo nro novices and ask your forbearance for this time. I'KUSON r.s. Mr. Thomas Rodman of Now Hampton, Orange County, has tho honor of paying tin-first subscrip tion to tho Pukss. Mr. Mark Brodhead and da lighter Catharine and Mrs. C. II. Van Wyck and daughter Happy returned to Washington Tuesday. Mrs. Van Wyck and Mr. Brodhead will go to Nebraska on business. Mr. George St. John of Port Jer vis has accepted a position on tho Eastern division of the Erie, John C.Bcck is building a farm house :;.'x:iil on his place in Sclux'O pee. Frank Dewitt will ho tho car penter. Thos. Armstrong is remodeling his house on Catharine street, put ting in hot water, etc., and when completed it will be a model resi dence. Mrs. Bcnsell is visiting in Phila delphia. Mrs. Savaidge returned to Now York in response to an urgent tele gram. -Mrs, J. J. Hart, wife of our M. C. entertained a juuty of guests con sisting of Mrs. C. F. Van Inwegen, and Mrs. J. W. Lyon of Port Jervis, and Misiilluldah Bull, Miss Lizzio Bull, Mrs. J. C. Bull and Mrs. C. W. Bull of Milford at Newton on Monday, this week. At the Stauffer-Wallace wedding which took place at East St roads burg Oct. 21th Miss Lila Van Etten was one of the bridesmaids. John C.Warner and Robert Reid when coming from Port Jervis oil Sunday nu t with an accident by reason of tho horse stumbling. Both wei-o thrown out of tho car riage and sustained slight injuries.