OBITUARY. David J. Caw. Colonel David J. Caw died yesterday at his residence, No. 213 Eleventh street, after suffering over four months with Bright's disease and related troubles. He was 47 years old. His military title was honorably won in the rebellion. He was among the first to volun- teer when early in the war the Seventy-seventh--the "Old Bemus Heights"--Regiment was mustered into service. From the rank of sergeant he rose rapidly. In every battle he was with his regiment, and the through the bitter campaigns of the Army of the Potomac he fought continually, until at Petersburg, as lieutenant colonel and in command, he was seriously wounded. On more than one occasion he was urged by influential persons to join other regiments, higher rank being promised than was obtainable in the Seventy-seventh. But all such temptations were pushed aside, and until the end he remained with the men of the "Old Bemus Heights." Early in 1866 President Johnson conferred the rank of colonel by brevet upon the soldier, so executing a plan which was resolved upon by President Lincoln before his assassination. At the close of the war General Wright, who had been the close friend of Colonel Caw, urged him to join the Regular Army, promising him the rank of major. But for sufficient reasons the propo- sition was declined, and Colonel Caw returned to his home in Schenectady, where for a number of years he acted as chief of police. Subsequently he accepted the superintendency of the Wagner Coach Company at the Grand Central Depot in New York, a position he held about five years. Since 1875 he held a position in the Custom House as foreman in the Weigher's Depart- ment. The funeral will take place in Schenectady. Services will be held at his late residence to-morrow afternoon.