Col. S. G. Hathaway, Jr. The late Col. Hathaway, of Elmira, was quite well known in Syracuse. He was the son of the venerable Samuel G. Hathaway, of Solon, Cortland county, who was formerly a member of Congress, and for years held a leading position in this State as a politician of the "Hooker" school. He is still at eighty years of age a hale and hearty man. Col. Hathaway early settled as a lawyer at Elmira, and at once rose to a leading position at the bar of "the Southern Tier." In 1842 and 1848 he represented Chemung county in the Assembly, and in 1846 was elected a dele- gate to the Constitutional Convention, held that year in Albany for the revision of the State Constitution. At that period the war between the "Hookers" and "Barnburners" was at its height, and the strife raged in Che- mung county with as great intensity as in Her- kimer or Oneida. The "Barnburners," how- ever, had the upper hand of the Hookers and nominated Col. Young who rsided in Sara- toga as their candidate for Delegate. There upon Col. Hathaway, who acted with the Hooker faction, took the stump as an inde- pendent candidate, and being supported by the Whigs, succeeded in defeating Col. Young. Henceforward Col. Hathaway took little part in public affairs, until the rebellion burst upon the country, when he entered with spirit into the cause for the Union, and took command of a regiment (the 141st N.Y. Volunteers) and went to the field. Ill health, however, forced him to resign, and he returned home to die of the disease contracted while in the discharge of his military duties. His death will be regretted by a wide circle of acquaint- ances and friends. His age was 53.