OBITUARY NOTES. Gen. James C. Lane, who died of pneumonia at his office in the Alpine Buildings at midnight Wednesday, was born in this city July 23, 1823. After being graduated at Poultney, Vt., in 1841, he made a specialty of of architecture and of civil engineering, which he carried on until 1851. He aided in the construction of the Illinois Central Railroad. Later he entered the United States Coast Survey at Washington and was afterward engaged in mineralogical surveys in San Domingo, Porto Rico, and Cuba. He entered the civil was as Major of the One Hundred and Second Regiment of New-York Volunteers and was in 16 battles, ser- ving with distinction in the battles of Cedar and Lookout Mountains and Missionary Ridge and many of the principle battles constituting the Georgia campaign. Since the close of the war he he has been engaged mineralogical surveys in Cali- fornia, Arizona, Nevada, and Lower California, as well as in topographical surveys in Palestine. He was also engaged as chief engineer of the South Side and of the New-York, Woodhaven and Rock- away Railroads of Long Island, and at the time of his death had just completed his duties as chief engineer of the new parks of Westchester County. He leaves a widow and four children.