THE LATE GEN. WILLIAM IRVINE. From the San Francisco Bulletin, Nov. 13. Gen. William Irvine, the attorney, died very suddenly last night at 10 o'clock. His death is at- tributed to heart disease, as he had not been com- plaining of feeling ill, and had spent yesterday hunting in the tules above Antioch. On his return late he felt very fatigued and lay down, but arose almost immediately, gasping for breath. As- sistance was summoned, but he died shortly after- ward. Gen. Irvine was born at Whitney's Point, near Binghamton, N.Y., in 1820. He removed early in life to Corning, where he practiced law for a number of years. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the Union Army, and served with distinction in many engagements, be- ing finally taken prisoner at the battle of Beverly Ford, where he commanded, as Col- onel, the Tenth New-York Cavalry. He was taken to Libby Prison and incarcerated there for a long time. By most of his friends it was thought that the germs of his ailments--a predisposition to pneumonia and pleurisy--were contracted in that unwholesome place. After the war he settled in Elmira, and represented that district in Congress for two terms. In 1871 the firm of Patterson, Wal- lace & Stow, then enjoying probably the largest pracyice in this city, extended him an invitation to settle here and associate himself with them in their law practice. He remained with them until Judge Wallace was elected to the Supreme bench and Mr. Stow withdrew from practice. He then became associated with W.H. Patterson, and in the Fall of 1877 formed a partnership with A.J. Le Breton, with whom he was associated at the time of his death. He was much esteemed, and ranked as one of the best lawyers in the State. He leaves a wife and daughter in this city and a married son in El- mira, N.Y.