DEATH LIST OF A DAY. Col. Edwin S. Jenney. Col. Edwin S. Jenney, at one time promi- nent in Democratic politics, and a distin- guished soldier during the civil war, died yesterday at his home, in Syracuse. Col. Jenney was born about sixty years ago. In 1860 he entered the law office of W. C. Ruger, who later became Chief Justice. In 1861 he raised Company I, Third New York Volunteers, and went to the war as Captain of the company. In the Fall of 1861, on authority from Gov. Morgan, he returned home and raised the Tenth Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery. This battery afterward became Battery F of the Third Regiment. From 1864 to 1864 he was Provost Judge and Judge Advocate of the Department of North Carolina, when he was commissioned by Gov. Seymour Colonel of the One Hundred and Eighty-fifth New York Volunteers, which had just been raised. After receiving notice of his promo- tion, and while returning home to take command of his regiment, he was captured in the Dismal Canal on his way from New Berne, N.C., to Fort Monroe. He was taken to Elizabeth City, N.C., and was paroled the next day by the Confederate commander of that post. Believing that the parole would not be regarded by the enemy, he took a rowboat and crossed the Albe- marle River to Roanoke Island, where Fed- eral troops were stationed. He immediately returned home, and, rely- ing on the promise that he would be ex- changes at once, he proceeded to the front with his new regiment, which he continued to command until February, 1865. Among the authorities at Washington there was a difference of opinion as to his status. He was unable to persuage the Government to exchange him or by any official action de- fine his status. On this account he felt constrained to retire from the service. With the One Hundred and Eighty-fifth Regi- ment he was with Grant in front of Peters- burg, in Gen. Warner's Corps, and at the time of his withdrawal from the service he commanded a brigade under Gen. Griffen. On returning from the war Col. Jenney resumed law practice with J.C. Ruger. His first active participation in politics was in support of Gen. Slocum for Secretary of State. In 1876 he permitted his name to be used for County Hudge upon the same ticket with Tilden, when he came within a few hundred votes of being elected, running nearly 4,000 votes ahead of Tilden in Onon- daga County. He was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee from 1877 to 1879. In 1882 he was appointed Quartermaster General upon Gov. Cleveland's staff, with the rank of Brigadier General.