THE LATE COL. FARNHAM. In yesterday's issue we announced the death of NOAH L. FARNHAM, Colonel of the Fire Zouaves. Col. FARNHAM was born in New-Haven, Conn., on the 6th of June, 1829. He enjoyed excellent educational ad- vantages, which he faithfully improved, and at the age of sixteen, received a situation in the mercantile house of Messrs. S.M. BECKLEY & Co., recently the firm of CLAPP, BENT & BECKLEY. He found the confinement of the counter exceedingly irksome, as he possessed a remarkably vigorous constitution, and his tastes im- pelled him to seek the activity which his occupation did not afford in the ranks of the City Guard, at that time the crack corps of the City. For two years he remained a member of this organization, and in it he received the appellation--which his stature, five feet and four inches, rendered peculiarly appropriate-- of "Pony" FARNHAM. At the age of twenty, he joined Engine Company No. 42, and as a fire- man his daring, impetuous nature found full play. Joining Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 soon after- wards, he was chosen Assistant Foreman, and subse- quently Foreman; and in 1856, when twenty-four years of age, he was elected Assistant Engineer of the Department. This position he held for three years. In 1857 he connected himself with Company B of the Seventh Regiment, and rapidly ascended from the office of Second Sergeant to that of First Lieutenant of the Company, which position he held when the Regiment was summoned to Washington. He pursued the study of the theoretical and practical branches of military science with an enthusiasm which could not be checked, practicing fencing, box- ing, &c., with an assiduity which rendered him an expert, although it would be unjust to claim for him the superiority in these arts which some have asserted for him. Col. FARNHAM formed an attachment with Col. ELLSWORTH when the latter visited this City with the famous Chicago Zouaves, and it was in conse- quence of his urgency that he consented to accept the Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the Fire Zouaves, suc- ceeding to the place occupied by his lamented friend when he was assassinated in Alexandria. In the action at Bull Run, Col. FARNHAM signalized himself by his impetuous and dashing bravery, hav- ing left a sick bed to take part in the contest. He was struck in the head by a musket ball during the battle, but had been so weakened by disease that it was found impossible to perform the operation of trepan- ning, which alone could have saved his life. The flags on the City Hall, the public buildings, and on the shipping in the harbor, were yesterday dis- played at half-mast out of respect to the memory of Col. FARNHAM. Arrangements are being made for the reception of the remains, which will be an- nounced in due time.