KECROLOGV. : James Sorley. Galveston, Tex., May 2.-Speclal.)--Jamea Sorley", and old and prominent citizen, died to-night. He was born, in Kdinburgh,. Jfcotlaud. Sept. 28. 1820. At the age of li he wr admitted to a cut-ton broker's office in Liverpool. In 1838 he came to Mobile, Ala., where he resided for fifteen years. He moved to this elty In 1851, where he engaged in merchandising. He was an ardent confederate, and was appointed by the gov-eminent collector of customs of this district, serving in that capacity until the close of the war. After the war he became prominent in insurance matters, add at the time of bis demise was agent of the Lloyds. - He was also prominent la the Masonic fraternity,' and for many years filled the chair of presiding officer In lodge, chapter and coramandery; was an original member of the grand com-mandery of Texas, and the ouly surviving member of those actually present at Its organization in 1S55. In l$5t he was elected grand captain general of the grand encampment of the United States, at Hartford. Ct.. and at the time of his death was senior member by enrollment of that body. He had advanced to the eighteenth degree in the Ancient and Accepted -Scottish Rites. He was universally esteemed and proved himself equal to every emergency that confronted him in life. A widow and three sons and daughter survive him. The youngest eon Is a lieutenant in the regular army, stationed at Camp Douglas, Utah. The deceased - will be buried Saturday afternoon at S o'clock, with Masonic honors by San Felipe . de Austin Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar. R. A. Joyner, St. Louis.'