GEN. EDWARD F. JONES DIES. Civil War Veteran and Manufac- turer Stricken Last Saturday. BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Aug. 14.--Gen. Edward F. Jones died at his home in this city at 10 o'clock this morning fol- lowing a stroke of apoplexy sustained on Saturday afternoon. Military honors over the body of Gen. Jones will be held in Binghamton and Boston. The family funeral services on Saturday morning will be followed by a public funeral in the afternnon, when the body will be placed on a train for Boston. There it will be met by the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which he commanded when it responded to President Lincoln's call for volunteers, and by the Ancient and Honorable Ar- tillery Company, of which Gen. Jones was a member. --------------- Gen. Jones was one of the pioneer ad- vertizers among American manufactur- ers. He adopted the slogan "Jones of Binghamton, he pays the freight" and made his name known in every State on the Atlantic seabord. He soon built up an imporatnt industry in scales and farm implements. Gen. Jones was born on Jan. 3, 1828, at Utica, N.Y. and while still a boy removed with his parents to Leicester, Mass., where he received his education in the public schools. In 1856 he in- vented a kerosene lamp, in the manu- facture and sale of which he was very successful. When the civil war broke out he closed down his factory to take command of the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, the first regiment to respond to President Lincoln's call for volun- teers published on April 15, 1861. His regiment was the first to pass through Baltimore on the way to Washington. It was attacked in the streets there and in a series of riots several per- sons were killed. When he reached the capital Col. Jones was met by President Lincoln, who exclaimedfer- vently: Thank God, you are here. Had you not arived to-night we should have been in the hands of the rebels before morning." Later Col. Jones was recalled from the front by Gov. Andrews of Massa- chusetts to recruit and organize the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which went to New Orleans under Gen. "Ben" Butler. At the close of the was he was brevetted Brigadier General and returned to Massachusetts, where he was elected in 1865 to the State Leg- islature. In 1866 he settled in Bingham- ton and entered upon the manufacture of scales and farming implements. He was named for Lieutenant Governor on the Democratic ticket in 1885 with David B. Hill and was re-elected to the same office at the conclusion of his first term. Six years ago Gen. Jones became blind and since that time he has devoted most of his time and a great deal of money toward the assistance of the blind in the State. He was a member of a large number of fraternal and patriotic organizations, including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C., the Ancient and Honorable Artil- lery Company of Boston and the Loyal Legion. He was the author of "Origin of the Flag," "Richard BAxter," and "Uncle Jerry," the last two being works of fiction.