Charles A. Dana, editor of tile ifew York Sun, died al his home in Olèn Cove, L. L, at thc are of 78. Mr. baña 's death had been expeeted for sevcral hours and his familv and physicians were at his bedsídc whcn he end camc. The cause of Mr. )ana's death wascirrhosis of the lVftr. On June 9 he was at thc office apparntly and healthy. The next ay fre was taken iü and he never afterward visited New York. By the death of Charles Anderson )ana America loses onc of the most brilliant journal ists she has ever cnown. He was born Aug 8, 1819, and en te red thc newspaper business in he Mus as a reporter on the Boston Chrouotypc. In 1847 he becamc city editor of Horace Greelcy's New York Tribune and was later European correspondent during the troublous times n France in 1S48-9. Soon after thc civil war begun Mr. Dana severed connections with Mr. Greeley owingr te differences on questions pertainintf to the conduct of the war. Mr. Dana was appointed to several positions in the state departraent and finally ' dent Lincoln made him assistant secretary of war. When the war was over he went to Chicago, and for a year acted as editor of the Republiean. Then he returned to New York and organized thc company which now pablishes the New York Sun. The Sun was already an old-established journal, having first appeared in 1833, but Mr. Dana's own work and ' thc picked men he placed about him at once transformed it into the leading paper of the day and established a reputation and a circulation wliícli has since been thc cuvy of all the othcr metropolitan new.spapers.