Judge Van Valkenburgh Dead. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 2.--The death of Judge Robert Van Valkenburgh, of the Florida supreme court, at Live Oaks, Fla., in his 66th year, is announced. He was a brother of Frank B. Van Valken- burgh, of this city. Judge Van Valken- burgh was born in Steuben county, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1821. He adopted the pro- fession of law, and served three terms in the legislature of New York. When the rebellion broke out he was placed in charge of affairs at Elmira, and there organized sebventeen regiments for the war. He was elected to the 37th con- gress from New York. In 1862, while in congress he took command as colonel of the 108th regiment, New York volun- teers, and was present at the battle of Antietam. He was re-elected to the 38th congress. In 1865 he was appointed act- ing commissioner of Indian affairs dur- ing the absence of the commissioner. In December, 1865, he was appoint- ed by President Johnson minis- ter resident to Japan, where in company with his friend, Gen. Bur- lingame, he effected several treaties with the Japanese government. At the timethat the Stonewall Jackson was sold to Japan a threatened war between the mikado and the tycoon was averted by his promptness, for which service he was personally complimented by Secre- tary of State Seward. Returning to Milwaukee at the close of his term, he remained here a short time visiting his brother, F.B. Van Valkenburgh, and then removed to Jacksonville, Fla., where he was appointed to the supreme bench, a position he held at the time of his death. While in Japan he married an Irish lady, who made many friends in Mil- waukee during her residence here. She died in Jacksonville last August. Judge Van Valkenburgh went recent- ly to Live Oaks for his health and died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning of dropsy.