GEN. RUSH C. HAWKINS DIES OF HIS INJURIES Organizer of Famous Civil War Zouaves, Hit by Auto, Was 89--- Writer and Bibliophile. Bri. Gen. Rush C. Hawkins, organ- izer and Colonel of the famous Hawkin's Zouaves in the civil war, died yesterday morning in St. Vincent's from injuries suffered the previous night when he was struck by an automobile in front of his home, 42 Fifth Avenue. An unavailing operation for fracture of the skull had been performed earlier in the morning. For some years General Hawkins's eyes had been weak and he became con- fused when starting to cross the avenue and stepped backward from the path of one car in front of another. The driver of the machine that struck him was not blamed. General Hawkins was born at Pomfret, Conn., on September 14, 1831, and went early to the wars, serving in Mexico until dis- abled. Settling in this city in 1851, he became a lawyer and practiced for sev- eral years. The Ninth New York Volun- teers, which he raised, was christened Hawkins's Zouaves, and was one of the most popular and picturesque organiza- tions of the Northern armies. In the Army of the Potomac re rose to brigade and then division commander, and was retired with the rank of Brigadier Gen- eral. In his later life as a civilian he was active in the cause of political reform and a noted collector of rare books, also writing many articles on fifteenth cen- tury printing and various subjects in American history. He bought in 1886 the Henry C. Marquand house, at 21 West Twentieth Street, and lived there until the advance of office buildings forced him to sell in 1910. He was a member of the New York House of Rep- resentatives in 1872 and Art Commis- sioner to the Paris Exposition of 1889. He twice gave the sum of $100,000 to the University of Vermont. General Hawkins will be buried in the memorial building he erected on Brown Street, Providence, in memory of his wife, Annmary Brown. Funeral serv- ices will be held at 42 Fifth Avenue, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.