BRIG. GEN. E. V. SUMNER DIES. Veteran of Civil and Indian Wars Was 77 Years Old. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.---Brig. Gen. E. V. Sumner, U. S. A., retired, died late last night at the Presidio Hospital, aged 77. He was born in Carlisle, Penn. Edwin Vose Sumner was the son of Maj. Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner and Han- nah Forster Vose. He was appointed from New York Second Lieutenant in the First United States Cavalry, Aug. 5, 1861, and was promoted to First Lieu- tenant Nov. 12, 1861. He was Major Aid de Camp of volunteers in May, 1863, and in the following August he was honor- ably mustered out of the volunteer ser- vice. In September of the same year he was made Captain in the regular army, but in Sptember, 1864, he resigned and was appointed Colonel of the First New York Mounted Rifles. He was brev- eted Brigadier General of volunteers in March, 1865. Gen. Sumner was Major of the Fifth United States Cavalry in 1879, Lieutenant Colonel of the Eighth Cavalry in 1890, and Colonel of the Seventh Cavalry to 1894. At the outbreak of the Spanish- American war he was appointed Briga- dier General of volunteers, from which he was honorably discharged Feb. 24, 1899, retaining the same title in the reg- ular army. At his own request he was retired March 30, 1899, after thirty years of service, in which he participated in the Indian wars of the Modocs, Nez Perces, and Bannock tribes, took part in the campaign in Southeast Nevada, and the Sioux campaign of 1890-91. He married Margaret Forster, daughter of Gen. John Forster, Harrisburg, Penn., in 1866. His home was in Syracuse, N. Y. Gen. Sumner is survived by a brother, Major General Samuel S. Sumner, U. S. A., retired, who lives in New York, and two daughters, Mrs. Edward King, wife of Capt. King, Second Cavalry, stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Mrs. Carson, wife of Col. Carson, now in the Phillippines.