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Book Concern, and in 1860 principal agent. was for many years postmaster of KinderTo this office he was reëlected in 1864, and hook. only his failing health in 1868 prevented his July 6.-HULL, A. Cooke, M. D., a distinbeing commissioned again.
guished homeopathic physician of Brook) a. June 29.--HOLE-IN-THE-Day, a distinguished N. Y., died at his summer residence in Catskil, Indian chief, head of the Chippewa tribe, was aged 50 years. He received his classical eduassassinated by Indians at his residence at cation at Union College, N. Y., and soba Crow Wing, Minnesota, aged 40 years. He quently graduated at the College of Physicians was a man of great influence, and one of the and Surgeons in New York. About 1849 wealthiest men in Minnesota, his property removed to Brooklyn, where he soon obtaine being estimated at about $2,000,000. At the an extensive practice, and became identitie commencement of the late Indian war in Min- with the welfare and progress of the city. Eu nesota, when some of the young Chippewa was an eminent musical connoisseur, and, ir warriors were disposed to join the murderous many years, a prominent member of the Basri Sioux in their assaults upon the whites, Hole- of Directors of the Philharmonic Society. H: in-the-Day proved himself to be the friend of was also a Director of the Academy of Vaše the white man, and by his eloquence and great Historical Society, and Art Association; and a influence restrained his people from aiding member of the Board of Education. He s the Sioux, and persuaded them to espouse the connected with the Homeopathic Society o cause of the white man. During one of his Kings County, and was a regent of the Lansbe visits in Washington, upon his business as Asylum. chief, he became interested in an Irish woman, July 7.—BENNETT, MILO LIMAN, LL.D., sa whom he afterward married.
eminent Vermont jurist, died in Tauntoa June 29.—Moise, E. Warren, a prominent Mass., aged 78 years. He was a native of politician of Louisiana, died at Jefferson City, Sharon, Connecticut; studied at Williams (el. aged 57 years. He was a native of Charleston, lege and also Yale College, where he grad
. S. C., whence he emigrated to Woodville, nated in the class of 1811. He studied lor Miss., and for a time engaged in the practice at the Litchfield Law School, and entered up. ) of medicine. Subsequently he removed to the practice of his profession in Burlington New Orleans, La., and took up the practice of Vt., where he continued to reside until law. He served several terms in the Legisla- death. Rapidly rising in his profession, he ber ture, in the Democratic interest, was repeated- came, in 1839, one of the Associate Justices et ly Speaker in the House, and was at one time the Supreme Court of the State, and retain: Attorney-General of the State. After the se- that position for twenty years. As a jadze cession of the State in 1861, he was Circuit was careful and patient, prompt in bis der Judge.
sions, not very popular with evil-doers b. July 2.—Baker, Brigadier-General Lafay- much respected by his brethren of the bencher ETTE O., chief of the detective force during the bar. He was the author of several legal tel: late civil war, died in Philadelphia, Pa., aged books, the last of which was the "l'eroe. 42 years.
He was born at Stafford, Genes Justice.” Judge Bennett received the degree County, N. Y., October, 1826. When twelve of LL. D. from Dartmouth College, in 1851 years of age he emigrated to Michigan with his July 7.-Cagger, PETER, a prominent le father's family, but upon attaining his majority ocratic politician and political leader of removed to New York City, where he remained State of New York, was killed by be till 1850, and then went to Philadelphia. In thrown from his carriage in the Central Park 1853 he migrated to California, and, when tho New York, aged 53 years. He was bora state of society rendered the organization of a Albany, N. Y., of Irish parentage, was educa. Vigilance Committee necessary, he was promi- at St. John's (Fordham) and Montreal Collects nent among its members, his efforts contribut- and commenced the study of law at an early as ing much to the final establishment of law and Entering upon the practice of his professor order in the State. In 1861 Colonel Baker he subsequently enlarged his plans for busra returned to New York City, and during the the firm becoming "Hill, Cagger, and Pore. late civil war was placed at the head of the afterward known as one of the most sucts secret detective service, his subsequent success ful law firms in the State. By his devotion proving him to be eminently qualified for that his profession, Mr. Cagger accumulated s larz position. He was the author of a work on the fortune, and liberally dispensed to the Dit Detective Service.
and helpless. Though seeking no poja July 2.—Boyd, John H., died at Whitehall, office himself, he exerted a powerful intres N. Y. He was a native of New York, and in politics. a Representative in Congress from that State July 7.-COLES, EDWARD, one of the ear from 1851 to 1853. In 1840 he was a mem- Governors of Illinois, died at his residence in ber of the State Assembly, from Washington Philadelphia. He was born in Alheimen County.
County, Virginia, December 15, 1786; graduate July 2.-Van Buren, Major LAWRENCE, at William and Mary College, Va, in is." died in Kinderlook, N. Y., aged 85 years. He and in 1810 was appointed private semea war a brother of President Van Buren, and to President Madison, with whom he remais.
six years. In 1817 he was sent to Russia by igan, and served in that capacity until 1844, Mr. Madison, on a diplomatic mission, as when he was removed by President Tyler. auxiliary to the resident minister, to adjust The Mexican War breaking out, he was apcertain difficulties that had arisen, either pointed lieutenant-colonel of the 15th U. S. while James A. Bayard or William R. King Infantry in 1847, and reached Vera Cruz with was ambassador to that country. Returning his regiment in June of that year. At the batin the following year, he soon after removed tle of Churubusco, Colonel Morgan, commandto Illinois, taking with him his slaves, whom ing the regiment, was disabled, and the comhe liberated. In 1822 he was elected Gov- mand devolved upon Lieutenant-Colonel Howernor of Illinois, and served until 1826. Since ard. For gallant and meritorious service at the 1833 he had resided in Philadelphia.
battle of Chapultepec he was made colonel by July 7.--FREEMAN, EDMUND B., an eminent brevet, and served thereafter until the disbandjurist of North Carolina, died at Raleigh, aged ing of his regiment in 1848. Colonel Howard 73 years. He was for thirty-five years Clerk was elected Sheriff of Wayne County in 1855, of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and for a term of two years, and served as paymasno man in that State was more familiar with tér in the United States Army from June 1, the statutes and decisions of its courts than 1861, to July 31, 1865. himself.
July 14.—HOWARD, Rev. Hosea, a Baptist July 9.—Disosway, GABRIEL P., an author clergyman and formerly missionary to Burand antiquarian, died at “The Clove,". Staten mah, died in Bloomington, Ill. He was born Island, N. Y. He was of Huguenot origin, and in West Springfield, Mass., October 30, 1799, was born in New York, December 6, 1799. studied forthe ministry in Hamilton, N. Y., and He graduated at Columbia College. Having was ordained in April
, 1834, sailing for Burmarried in Virginia, he resided several years mah in July of the same year. After laboring in Petersburg, but subsequently returned to three years in Rangoon and thirteen years in New York and engaged in mercantile busi- Maulmain, ill-health compelled his return to ness. He was a man of fine literary attain- this country in 1850. He resided in New ments, and a frequent contributor to the news- York, Pittsfield, Mass., and a short time in paper and periodical press. He was one of the Missouri, but in 1858 removed to Bloomington, tounders of Randolph Macon College, Va., was Ill., where he remained until his death. a prominent member of the New York Histori- July 14.—Mather, IIIRAM Foot, died in cal Society, and an efficient manager of the Chicago, Ill. He was born in Colchester, Conn., American Bible Society,
February 13, 1796, graduated at Yale ColJuly 11.—Miller, Commodore James F., lege in 1813, studied theology at the Andover T'. S. Nary, died of African fever, at Charles- Seminary two years, but, afterward turning town, Mass. He was a son of General Miller, his attention to the law, studied at Auburn, and who distinguished himself at Lundy's Lane, commenced the practice of his profession at and was born in New Hampshire, but became Elbridge, N. Y. From 1828 to 1832 he was a a citizen of Massachusetts, from which State member of the State Senate, during the time he was appointed to the Navy in 1826. IIe when it constituted the Supreme Court of Ercruised with Commodore Huil's squadron in rors, and from this circumstance obtained his the Mediterranean four years, and afterward title of Judge. In 1844 he removed to Niles, went to the Western Coast of Africa, where Michigan, and in 1853 to Chicago, continuing he was prostrated by the African fever, from in the practice of law until his death. which he never fully recovered. He served July 15.-GANSEVOORT, Commodore GUERT in the Mexican War of 1848, and was afterward O., U. S. N., died at Schenectady, N. Y. He stationed off the coast of Brazil. In 1853 he was born in New York State in 1812, became Was incapacitated from active service, and in a cadet in 1823, and was assigned active duty 1855 was placed on the retired list. In 1861 as a midshipman. He was a lieutenant on the he was made commodore.
brig Somers at the time when Commander July 12.—HOWARD, Colonel Joshua, U. S. Slidell Mackenzie arrested and executed young 4., a gallant soldier and formerly U. S. Mar- Spencer for mutiny, and was one of the council shal of Michigan; died at Detroit, Mich. Ile of officers who sustained and approved the course was born at Easton, Mass., April 17, 1793, and of the commanding officer. He rose to prombefore the completion of his twentieth year inence during the Mexican War, in which he was appointed third lieutenant in the 9th was actively engaged, and while in command of U.S. Infantry. In December, 1816, he was ap- the John Adams distinguished himself. During pointed second lieutenant of Ordnance, and the Indian war of 1856 he also made his mark, ordered to the arsenal at Pittsburg, Pa. He particularly at the battle of Sitka on the Pacific afterward served at various posts, aided in the coast. For some time after the outbreak of construction of two arsenals, and in 1834 re- the recent civil war he was chief of the Ordceived the commission of captain, resigning nance Department at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in 1835. In 1838 Captain Howard was elected and was subsequently in command of the irona member of the Michigan Legislature, and was clad Roanoke. His last cruise expired in Sepreělected in 1839. In 1841 he was appointed tember, 1864, and on the 28th of September, United States Marshal for the District of Mich- 1866, he was commissioned a commodore, and
on the 28th of January, 1867, he was placed on thorough knowledge of literature rendering the retired list. From that time Commodore him peculiarly fitted for this work. As i Gansevoort spent most of his time “waiting collector of rare books at home and abroad he orders,” and was registered as at his residence was unequalled, and in the prosecution of his in Schenectady. Ilis total service in the navy duties he was brought in contact with many of comprised forty-five years, four months, and the leading scholars in this country. He twelve days, of which eighteen years were was a man of indefatigable industry, remark. spent at sea.
able purity of character, and a cheerful July 15.-Morton, William Thomas Green, happy nature which kept him from depresM. D., a celebrated dentist and the reputed sion through many years of severe physical discoverer of etherization, died suddenly in suffering. New York. He was a native of Charlton, July 21.-WEEKS, Joseph, an eminent Nee Mass., born August, 19, 1819. He commenced York merchant, died in Islip, Long Island, at the practice of dentistry in Boston in 1841, and the advanced age of 97 years. He was born in about 1846 turned his attention to the use of New York in 1771, and entered the mercansulphuric ether as an anæsthetic. His claims tile business in that city about 1788. It was to the discovery were denied by other rivals his fortune to be personally acquainted with for the honor, and his life was in some degree Lafayette, Pulaski, Kosciusko, Washington, imbittered by the protracted and zealous con- Greene, Wayne, and many other officers of the troversy of those claimants. He put forth & Revolution. His mother was descended from defence of his pretensions to the discovery in the Huguenots, and spoke the French and Enztwo volumes, one published in 1859 under the lish languages with equal fluency. While oct title of “Trials of a Public Benefactor," by French allies were encamped in an orehar? Nathan P. Rice; the other prepared by Mr. connected with his estate, she was often seea C. S. Weyman, and which was just ready for walking with Washington and Lafayette, actin: publication at the time of his
as an interpreter. When the British evacuated July 16.—Evans, Hugh Daýy, LL. D., an the city, November 25, 1783, Mr. Weeks was eminent jurist of Baltimore, died there, aged twelve years old, and he assisted in haulise 76 years. Early bred to the law, and possess- down the British flag at the Battery. ing a mind capable of grasping and delighting July 22.–Frost, Judge EDWARD, formerly in its great principles, he took rank, while yet Judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. a young man, with the great lawyers of the died in Charleston, aged 67 years. He was Maryland bar'; with Pinckney, and Wirt, and native of that city, and having been admitted Thomas, and Reverdy Johnson, and attained a to the bar in 1823, entered upon the practive conspicuous position as a great constitutional of his profession under the most favorable sulawyer. He was very active also in religious spices. At an early period of his life he repit matters, and his counsels were greatly valued sented Charleston in the Legislature, and we in the conventions of the Episcopal Church, in twice elected chairman of the Judiciary Che"; which he was a worthy communicant. mittee of the House. His administration !
July 16.—Hooper, John W., a prominent its important functions was marked by abbt jurist of Georgia, died in Dade County, aged learning, and judgment, and commanded the 70 years. In 1833 he was appointed Judge applause and unqualified consideration of the of the Cherokee Circuit, which then embraced distinguished lawyers who were from time 0. all the territory north of the Chattahoochee time his colleagues in that committee. A: 2 River, except, perhaps, Cobb County. In evidence of the estimation in which he is 1836 or 1837 he moved West, and was ab- held by the bar, and the people of the State, sent from the State some ten years. He al- after twenty years' practice of his professen ways maintained a high and honorable posi- he was elevated, in the year 1843, to : tion as a lawyer, and was a most excellent bench of the Supreme Court of the State, citizen in all the relations of life. He was re- until 1853, when he retired to private life markable for his warm-hearted kindness and July 25.—Wright, Mrs., a venerable kd; the generosity of his disposition.
of Watertown, N. Y., died at the age of 11 July 21.-FRENCH, Eli, a teacher, publisher, years. and book-collector, well known in Boston, July 28.-NOYES, JOSEPI C., died in Part New York, and Philadelphia, died in Ports- land, Me. He was born in that city, in 178 mouth, N. H., aged 68 years. He was a native and was a merchant by occupation. He of Dummerston, Vt., and graduated at Dart- was a Representative in Congress, from Vaiza, mouth College in the class of 1827. On leav- from 1837 to 1839, serving as a member ing college he took charge of the principal the Committee on Agriculture. From 1841 school of Dover, N. 11., where he was emi- 1843 he was Collector of the Passamaqcado nently successful. But, 'love of books being his District
, and was subsequently Treasurer of ruling passion, he devoted himself first at the Portland Savings Bank. Dover, then at Philadelphia, and subsequently, Aug. 2.- Draper, Heyer, director of for the past thirty-eight years in New York, English opera comique and classical entit to supplying public and private libraries with certs, died in Providence, R. 1. Io ha
? the choicest works; his fine scholarship and studied music in France and Italy, and was
considered one of the best baritone singers in Fillmore in 1848, and was, in 1850, appointed this country.
by President Fillmore minister to New GrenaAug. 3.-BREWSTER, CHARLES W., editor da, where he represented the United States acand publisher, died in Portsmouth, N. H., aged ceptably for two years, resigning at the end of 67 years. He commenced life as an appren- that time on account of his ill-health. His tice in the office of the Portsmouth Journal, last public service was as a member of the to which paper he devoted his attention for Georgia Constitutional Convention in 1865. more than half a century, thirty-five years of Aug. 11.-MENKEN, ADAH Isaacs, a noted which he was its proprietor. He served actress, died in Paris, aged 36 years. She several terms in the State Legislature, and was a native of New Orleans; her father, Riwas a member of the last Constitutional Con- cardo Fuertos, being a Spanish Jew, and her vention. Mr. Brewster was the author of an mother, a native of Bordeaux. Her maiden interesting volume entitled “Fifty Years in a name was Dolores Adios Fuertos. About the Printing-Office.”
year 1856 she married Mr. John Isaacs MenAug. 3.-Wilson, John, an eminent Ameri- ken. Subsequently, she married Mr. Robert can printer, died in Cambridge, Mass., aged 66 H. Newell, of the New York Sunday Mercury, years. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, which alliance, like several others, was speedily where he learned his trade. He was the followed by a separation. In 1860 she was author of a very useful work on punctuation, introduced to the New York stage, and during and published several treatises on Unitarian- the early part of the late civil war filled severisın. His taste and the execution of his work al engagements in the Southern States. Subwere admirable, and he ranked as one of the sequently she went to London, and accepted very best printers in the U. S. He was also a an engagement at Astley's. She also played remarkably accurate and critical proof-reader, in Paris, to crowded houses. She was the auand authors of important historical, classical, or thor of a volume of poems entitled “Infelicia.” scientific works often stipulated that their books Aug. 11.-Wade, General MELANOTHON, a should be set up and printed by him, that they brigadier-general of volunteers in the late war, might have the advantage of his critical ex- died at Avondale, Mo., aged 66 years. He was amination. The degree of A. B. was conferred of Revolutionary stock, his father having been upon him by Harvard College.
imprisoned in the Jersey Prison-ship and the Aug. 4.-WAU-NE-PE-WINK-A (Pretty Bird), old Sugar-house in New York. He had taken an Indian princess, daughter of the Win- a deep interest in military affairs from early nebago chief, Dandy, died at Tunnel Oity, youth, and had risen to a brigadier-generalship Wis., from injuries received by being run over in the Ohio militia about 1840, and continued by the cars at La Crosse. Seeing one of her in command till 1849. He offered his services children in imminent danger of being crushed to the Government in 1861, was commissioned by a locomotive, she sprang, with a mother's as brigadier-general of volunteers by President instinct, and saved it by the sacrifice of her Lincoln, and was for some time in command of own life.
Camp Dennison. He was also a prominent Aug. 5.-Gelston, Captain ROLAND, died in member of the Pioneer Association. San Francisco, Cal., aged 67 years. He com- Aug. 13.-GLOINE, Count DE LA, a colonel manded the first square-rigged craft that ever of the National Guard, under the first Napo
ascended the Sacramento River, and upon ar- leon, died in New York, aged 84 years. He 1. riving at Sacramento, in April, 1819, he was a descendant of one of the noblest
gathered together what books and tracts he families of France, but was driven from his had on shipboard, and, collecting the few native country during the first French Revoluchildren he saw, held the first Sunday-school tion, and resided for a long time in Austria. in that region. Soon afterward he established Returning to France early in the consulship & commercial house, and in the course of a of the Emperor Napoleon, he entered the Nafew years acquired a large fortune, with which tional Guard, and attained the rank of colonel, he returned to New York. Meeting with re- and continued in the service until the oververses, he returned to California in 1860, but throw of the empire. Having become insoon after lost his health, which he never volved in some difficulties, which resulted in a fully regained.
duel, he was forced to leave France, and, after Aug. 5. — King, YELVERTON P., formerly a short residence in England, migrated to minister to New Grenada, died in Greene America, and subsequently lived in New York, County, Ga. He was born in that county, upon an annuity which was left him from the in 1794, and, after receiving a law course, estates of his mother. was admitted to the Ocmulgee bar. He was Aug. 16.—CARIART, JEREMIAH, of the firm State Superintendent of the public lands in of Carhart & Needham, New York. Born in 1830, during the controversy between the Dutchess County, N. Y., in September, 1813, State and Federal Governments, as to the his first years were spent upon a farm. A right of jurisdiction over the Cherokees then mechanic, however, by nature, he, at the age occupying those lands; was frequently a mem- of fifteen years, left the farm, and learned ber of the Legislature, was one of the electors cabinet-making, becoming a skilful workman, who cast the vote of Georgia for Taylor and and especially an adept in the use of the lathe. Removing to Buffalo, N. Y., he, in the ten of pure character, stern in integrity, faithful years, 1836 to 1846, made several inventions. in his friendships, and generous in his impulses, Those by which he is known are the expansion- As a lawyer, he had few equals in Western bellows and tubular reed-board now used by all Pennsylvania. American makers of reed-instruments. Joined Aug. 26.—MANN, JAMEs, member of Cooby Mr. E. P. Needham, who supplied the gress from the second congressional district necessary financial ability, the firm established of Louisiana, died in New Orleans, aged 46 the manufacture of melodeons in Buffalo. He years. He was a native of Maine, and it invented very ingenious machinery for making sided in Gorham many years, commencing life reeds and reed-boards, and they removed to as a teacher. In polities he was a Democrat, New York City, and commenced this manufac- and was honored by his party with positices ture for the trade, adding that of melodeons in both branches of the Maine Legislature. and organs. His manners were genial, and his When the war commenced he joined the Fedo career in business quite successful.
eral Army, having obtained a captain's coreAug. 16.-CoMSTOCK, Captain JOSEPH, long a mission in a Maine regiment. He immediate popular commander of the Collins steamers, died went into the field. Subsequently he was made in New York. He was well known as a careful, paymaster, with the rank of major, and a faithful, and vigilant seaman, and was selected assigned to duty in New Orleans, whither he by Mr. Webb to take the ram Dunderberg to went in 1863, remaining there until the close France.
of the war.
When the war had been dosel Aug. 17. - VANDERBILT, Mrs. SOPHIA, he was appointed by President Lincoln Treas wife of Commodore Vanderbilt, died in New ury agent in connection with the customis York, aged 73 years. She was a woman of and subsequently by President Johnson Trezo uncommon loveliness of character, united to ury agent in connection with the Departmen: strength and energy of purpose, and much of of Internal Revenue. These appointments inher husband's success in business is owing to dicate clearly the confidence that was place? her early efforts as a helpmeet and counsellor. by both Presidents in his ability and integrity,
Aug. 19. — Bonney, Judge BENJAMIN În 1867 Colonel Mann entered heartily into tle West, a politician and jurist, died in New attempt to reorganize the Democratic partria York, aged 68 years. He was a native of Louisiana, and worked strenuously to effect the New Hampshire, and graduated at Dartmouth object. His labors were so highly appreciaedts College, in the close of 1824. Having studied his party that they rewarded his tidelity to be for the law, he was admitted to the bar of his cause by nominating and electing him from tbe State, and practised his profession more than second congressional district of the State, in forty years, and throughout his whole career which capacity he served during the last ** enjoyed the confidence of a very large class of sion. His sincerity and honesty made for big financial men in the State. He was one of the friends, even among those who were oppered trustees of Dartmouth College, and one of the to him in their political views. commissioners of the Board of Audit, from Aug. 26.-YEOMANS, Edward D., D.D. the date of its organization. In politics Judge Presbyterian ergyman, died at Oranse, Ne Bonney was a Whig, and afterward a Republi- Jersey, aged 39 years. He was a graduate si
Ile was a man of unquestioned integrity, Lafayette College; was first settled in the 1.and eminently faithful in the discharge of his istry at Warrior Run, Pa., afterward at The duties both public and private.
ton, N. J., and Rochester, N. Y., from 3 Aug. 22. —Irving, EBENEZer, a brother of latter place he was called to Orange
, alworld Washington Irving, died at Sunnyside, aged year since, upon the organization of the churt 93 years. He was a merchant by occupation, of which he became the pastor. He derete and manager of his brother's property. A himself with great assiduity and success to tze man of the strictest integrity of character, and work of building up the church, and the mei'greatly beloved.
bership was doubled within the year. He was Aug. 25. — FINNEY, DARWIN A., a mem- at the same time, engaged as one of the trials ber of Congress from the fourth Pennsylva- lators of Lange's Commentary, and the ord nia district, died in Brussels, Belgium, while taxing of his brain doubtless induced the disease travelling in Europe for his health, aged 54 which caused his death. years. lIe was a native of Shrewsbury, Vt., Aug. 29.-Smith, General WILLIAM R. S but took up his residence in Pennsylvania prominent politician of Wisconsin, died at Qriswhile yet a young man. He graduated at cy, Ill. He was born in Montgomery Count, Alleghány College, in Meadville, about 1841, Pa., August 31, 1787 received a libera! ede and soon after commenced the practice of law cation, and studied law. In 1837 he remote in that place. He was originally a Whig, and to Wisconsin and became identified with on the demise of that party was an early the history of the State. In 1853 he we champion of the Republican party. Ile rep- elected Attorney-General of the State. For resented his district two terms in the State many years he was President of the State Ilu Senate, serving one term as Speaker. After a torical Society. He also wrote the docume? protracted contest
, he was nominated and ary history of the State, ander authority of elected to Congress in 1867. He was a man the Legislature.