Gen. Theodore B. Gates. Gen. Theodore B. Gates, soldier, lawyer, and author, died at his home, 689 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, on Wednes- day, from kidney disease. Gen. Gates served in the civil war as Lieutenant Colonel of the Twentieth New York Volunteers, remaining with that organi- zation until he was mustered out on July 18, 1864. He wrote a history of the regi- ment giving a vivid description of the engagement at Gettysburg. He was also the author of a book entitled "Expenses of New York State for the Civil War." Gen. Gates was born in Oneonta, N. Y., in 1824. He was educated at Gilberts- ville Academy. In 1869 he took up the practice of law in Brooklyn. Later he joined the Thirteenth Regiment of Brooklyn, and became its Lieutenant Colonel. He was President of the Veteran Association of the regiment for thirteen years. He is survived by his wife, who was Ida M. Dixon of Palmyra, N.Y., and two daughters.