Death of Cheney Ames. Hon. Cheney Ames died in Chicago yesterday at the age of eighty-four. For many years of his life, Oswego had no citizen better known than Cheney Ames, and few residents of this city have had a more active bus- iness career and none has ever ex- erted himself more vigorously in en- deavoring to promote the welfare and prosperity of the city. He was born in the village of Mexico. where he spent his youthful years. In early life he learned the trade of a hatter and for several years was engaged in that business in the village of Cortland, N.Y. He came to Oswego in about the year 1839 or a year later, and opened a hat, cap and fur store on East First street, and from that time on down to within a comparatively recent period he was prominent as a merchant, forwarder, miller, and bus- iness man generally, engaging activly in any public enterprise calculated to promote the interests of the city of Oswego. In his earlier days Mr. Ames was and active whig of the anti-slavery stripe and went into the republican organization on the formation of that party. In the early days of the par- ty Oswego county had no more active member than Mr. Cheney Ames. In 1858 he was elected state senator, and was again elected to the same body in 1864, making four years service in the senate in which he was an ac- tive and influential member. Among the important enterprises in which he took an active part for promoting the interests of Oswego was the railroad from Oswego to Richland, now an important link in the R.W. & O. road, of which he was one of the directors and one of the most active promoters. When the Midland road, now the N.Y.O. & W. was projected, he entered into the enterprize with zeal, was one of its early directors and exerted his ener- gies until the road was substantially completed. In the course of his long business carer in Oswego Mr. Ames at times had several partners, at one time being in business with Hon. George B. Sloan in the grain and commission business, during which time the firm was very prosperous. Mr. Ames was appointed post- master of the city of Oswego in 1849 serving four years, and again on the incoming of the administration of President Hayes in 1876, again serv- a term of four years. Cheney Ames was one of a numer- ous family of men and women all born in Mexico, Oswego county, who arrived at maturity and filled useful careers. The survivors of the family are Hon. Leonard Ames, proprietor of Ames Iron Works in this city, Henry M. Ames of California, Mrs. A.A. Hulett of Syracuse and Mrs. Dr. Rundell, of Mexico. His wife survives him as do his children, Coman and Cortland Ames of Chicago, Mrs. Belle Mudge of Min- neapolis, Mrs. Frank E. Wheeler of Utica, Mrs. Frank Penfield and Miss Kate Ames of Chicago. The remains will arrive in Oswego by the R.W. & O. road at 1:10, to- morrow. Services in the Congrega- tional church at 2:30, conducted by Rev. B.W. Bacon.