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BRIDGMAN, Laura, South Boston, Mass., May 24, 1889, aged sixty years; over fifty

years an inmate of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. She was deprived of all senses except that of touch, and through that she was taught to read, write, and converse, besides knitting and crocheting the most delicate lace. Her remarkable

history is known throughout the world. Cady, Chauncey H., in Vermont, June, 1889; a well-known music writer and critic;

graduated at Michigan University, 1881. CAPEN, Francis L., at Boston, Mass., July 31, 1889, aged seventy-two years. He was

a well-known weather expert; made many interesting astronomical discoveries and many remarkable weather predictions, which gave bim prominence on both sides of the Atlantic; he foresaw the eruptions of Vesuvius in April, 1871, and

started for Naples to witness them. CARY, Freeman, in Cincirnati, Ohio, August 26, 1888, aged seventy-eight years;

founder of Farmers' (now Belmont) College, Ohio. CARRINGTON, Edward C.,

near Salida, Colo., November 7, 1888, aged erly head-master of the Evening High School in Boston, member of the Massachu

setts board of education, etc. CHEEVER, Byron William, March 6, 1868, aged forty-seven years; graduated from

the University of Michigan in the department of arts 1863, froin the department of medicine in 1867 ; from 1881 to the time of his death he occupied the chair of

metallurgy in the University of Michigan. CLEMENTS, Rev. Samuel, D.D., at Ogontz, Pa., December 9, 1888; was the head of

Cheltenham Academy, an educator of high repute, with special power for inter

lectual guidance of young men. COMBS, Prof. Paul, at Leonardtown, Md., December 28, 1888, aged twenty-four years;

a member of the faculty of the Maryland Agricultural College; drowned near the mouth of Breton's Bay; was regarded as one of the brightest and most promising young men. CURRIE, Rev. L. W., in Tacoma, Wash., September 1, 1888, aged fifty years; teacher

of the Government public school at Klawak, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. CURTIS, William W., in Washington, D. C., September 2, 1888, aged sixty years; for

many years a trustee of public schools. DALTON, Dr. John C., New York, N. Y., Fobruary 13, 1889, agod sixty-four years. He held professorsbips at University of Buffalo, Vermont Medical College, Long Island College Hospital, and in 1865 accepted the chair of physiology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which he held until the time of his death; was also a member of several medical associations, the anthor of many works and magazine articles on physiology and other medical subjects, and was the first one in

this country to teach physiology with illustrations by vivisection. DILLAWAY, Charles K., in Boston, Mass., May 2, aged eighty-five years; president

of the alumni of Boston Latin School; graduated at Harvard, 1825. He owned one of the most valuable and largest private libraries in Boston; was for a number of years a niember of the Boston school committee, and in commemoration of his great interest in education the Dillaway School, on Kenilworth street, Roxbury, was named for him. ELLIOT, S. Lowell, PH. D., in Brooklyn, N. Y., February 12, 1889, aged forty-five years. He was eminent in scientific research; was a member of the New York Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancenient of Science, the American

Geographical Society, and other associations, both in New York and Brooklyn. FESTER, Joshua, in New Brunswick, N. J., November 20, 1888, aged seventy-six years;

for fourteen years principal of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb of Pennsylrania, and connected with the institution for forty-six years; was eminent author

i;y on the treatment of deaf-inutes. FRENCH, John H., LL. D., in Rochester, N. Y., December 23, 1888, aged sixty-four

years. · He was a noted educator and for fifteen years had been connected with various institutions; for many years State conductor of teachers' institutes; was also superintendent of public schools in Vermont, and at one time principal of State

Normal School at Indiana, Pa. GAMMELL, William, LL. D., in Providence, R. I., April 3, 1889, aged seventy-seven

years. He was graduated from Brown University in 1831; took a tutorsbip there and rose to be professor of rhetoric and English literature; held that position from 1836 to 1851, when he took the new department of history and political economy,

which he held until his resignation, 18t14. GRAY, Rev. Albert Z., D. D., in Chicago, III., February 17, 1889, aged forty-nine years.

He was a zealous worker in all matters pertaining to the church, and in 1882 was elected warden of Racine College. He was a writer of more than average ability; his published works are “The Land and the Life,” “Mexico as it is," Words of

the Cross," " Jesus Only," and other sacred songs. HANSON, Miss Virginia, Ky, October 19, 1888, aged sixty-three years; State

librarian for many years.

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HARRIS, Right Rev. Samuel S., D. D., in London, England, August 21, 1988, aged

forty-seven years; bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church for the diocese of Michigan. HARRISON, Hon. James O., in Lexington, Ky., August 1, 1888, aged eighty-four years; born April 11, 1804, in Mount Sterling; graduated from the collegiate and law. departments of Transylvania University; originator and first superinteudent of

public schools in Lexington, 1848–53, and again superintendent, 1873–79. HEILIG, Rev. William M., at Sweet Air, Md., October 19, 1888, aged seventy-five

years; teacher in the Lutherville Female Seminary, 1856-59, and professor of history

and of German in the Baltimore City College, 185:1–64. HEUSER, Louis C., in Baltimore, Md., January 6, 1889, aged fifty-three years; vice

principal of English and German school, No. 5, Fremont street; for over twelve

years a teacher in that school. HÎNCKLEY, George B. F., in Providence, R. I., July 8, 1883, aged thirty-nine years; a

well-known teacher of classics. HIRST, James E., in Washington, D. C., October 12, 1888, aged years ; formerly

principal of the high school at Bethlehem, Pa. JONES, Prof. Elisha, in Denver, Colo., August 16, 1888; associate professor of Latin,

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; was teacher of Latin and Greek classics for

fourteen years; the text-books prepared by him had made his name widely known. LEWIS, Henry Carvill, in Manchester, England, July 21, 1888, aged years; pro

fessor of geology in Haverford College, Pa. LORD, Rev. Willis, D. D., at Guilford, Conn., October 28, 1888; had been connected

with several educational institutions; at one time president of Wooster Univer

sity; the author of many books; was a prominent Presbyterian minister. LYNCH, John S., M. D., in Baltimore, Md., September 27, 1888, aged sixty years; one

of the founders of the Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons and professor

of the principles and practice of medicine therein. Lyon, Merrick, LL. D., Providence, R. I., August 11, 1888, aged seventy-three years; for many years taught a preparatory school for colleges; in 1855 he filled the chair of Greek at Brown University, where he graduated in 1841; was honorary commissioner to the Vienna World's Fair; for two years each president of the Rhode Island and the American Institutes of Instruction; in 1874 he was elected a trustee of

Brown University, and in 1877 a fellow. LYONS, Prof. J. A., at South Bend, Ind., August 23, 1888, aged fifty years; a member

of the faculty of Notre Dame University; was connected with the university for thirty years and established several literary societies. McKay, Prof. Charles F., in Baltimore, Md., March 13, 1889, aged seventy-nine years.

Was at one time president of the University of Georgia, at Athens, Ga., which insti

tution le bas endowed.. MCGILL, Alexander T., D. D., LL. D., at Princeton, N. J., January 14, 1889, aged

eighty-two years. He was emeritus professor of ecclesiastical, homiletic, and pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He surveyed the boundary line

between Georgia and Alabama through the lands of the Cherokee Nation. McTYEIRE, Holland L., in Nashville, Tenn., February 15, 1889, a noted divine and

editor of the Christian Advocate; founder also of the New Orleans Christian Advo cate. It was owing to him that the Vanderbilts made the gifts to Vanderbilt Uni

versity, of which Bishop McTyeire was made president for life. MAHAN, Rev. Asa, D. D., at Eastbourn, England; graduated at Hamilton College n

1824, and at Andover Theological Seminary three years later. He held the presidency of Oberlin College, the chair of intellectual and moral philosophy, thatɔf assistant professor in theology for fifteen years; accepted the presidency of Cleteland University in 1850; in 1860, that of Adrian College. Afterwards went to Erg

land, where he edited various religious magazines and published several books. May, Sarah R., at Strong, Mo., December 31, 1888, aged fifty-three years.

Was a graduate of Mt. Holyoke Seminary and a prominent educator in the South. Foi a number of years with her sister conducted the Wendell Institute, in Farmington,

and eight years agv opened the May School for girls. MITCHELL, O. H., in Parkersburgh, W. Va., March 29, 1889; for many years in the

chair of mathematics at Marietta College, Ohio; was one of the most prominent mathematicians in the State and an astronomer of high repnte; a graduate of Johns

Hopkins University, which conferred on bim the degree of Ph. D. MORRIS, George Sylvester, Ph. D., in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 23, 1889, aged forty

nine years; was professor of philosophy in Michigan University; was educated at Dartmouth College; was also tutor there. He filled the chair of modern languages in University of Michigan in 1870, and in 1878 was appointed lecturer in philosophy

in Johns Hopkins University. He published many important books. OTIS, Charles Pomeroy, at Boston, Mass., November —, 1848, aged forty-eight years. He spent several years in Europe in the study of philology; was the author of several translations and text-books on various subjects; at the time of his death was professor of modern languages in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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PIERCE, Rev. Bradford K., D. D., in Newtou, Mass., April 19, 1889, aged seventy

years. He was pastor for eighteen years, editor of Zion's Herald sixteen years, the founder of the Lancaster State Industrial School, and superintendent and chaplain of the same for six years; was trustee of the Boston University and of Wellesley College; at the time of his death was president of the Wesleyan Orphan Home, in Newton, also a member of the school board and superintendent of the Newton Free Library. He had written many books of a religious character, and had also prepared a new annotated edition of the proceedings of the State convention of

1788 which ratified the national Constitution (Boston, 1856). PORCHER, Frederick A., A. JI., LL. D., in Charleston, S. C., October 15, 1888, aged

neatly ninety years; éducated at the College of Charleston, Partridge's Military Academy, Norwich, Vt., and Yale College ; graduated in 1828; member of the South Carolina legislature for nine terms; trustee of the College of Charleston 1848, and professor of belles-lettres and history 1849-84; president of the South Carolina Historical Society for many years; author of a “History of Craven

County,” etc. PRAY, Dr. Thomas J. W., in Dover, N. H., December 9, 1888; born September 2,

1819, in Lebanon, Me.; graduated from Bowdoin College in 1844; received the degree of M. D. from Harvard College in 1848; in 1850 was president of the New Hampshire Medical Society; gave a noted address upon diphtheria which attracted the attention of professional men all over the country; for twenty years connected with Dover public schools, and was State coinmissioner in 1858–59;

also in the State legislature, and chairman of the committee on education. PROCTOR, Richard A., in New York City, September 12, 1888, aged fifty-one years; a

widely known writer on astronomical subjects. REMINGTON, Philo, at Silver Springs, Fla., April 4, 1889, aged seventy-two years;

maker of rifles, sewing machines, and typewriters; a native of New York, and á.

liberal giver to Syracuse University, etc. RICE, Rev. Daniel, D. D., in St. Paul, Minn., April 5, 1889, aged seventy-two years;

professor of theology in Macalester College. SCHMUCKER, Rev. Beal M., A. M., D. D., near Phenixville, Pa., October 15, 1888, aged sixty-three years; a trustee of Muhlenberg College; director of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia ; member of the Pennsylvania Historical Society; a prominent clergyman of the Lutheran Church, and author of several

works on church history, etc. SHEPARD, Prof. Forest, in Norwich, Conn., December 8, 1888, aged eighty-eight

years; born at Bascowen, N. H., in 1800, and graduated at Yale University in 1827; was professor of science in Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio; he made a thorongh study of economics, and was well known as a specialist; he was a pedestriap of wonderful powers, and after the age of eighty years walked from Norwich

to New Haven to attend a reunion of his classmates. SPAULDING, Rev. John, D. D., in New York City, March 30, 18-9, aged eighty-eight years; secretary of the “ Western Education Society” 1833-37 ; secretary of the

"American Seamen's Society” 1841-56, and trustee of the same 1856–89. TAIT, George, iu Alameda, Cal., August 13, 1888, aged fifty-seven years; was teacher in public schools of San Francisco in 1853, also city superintendent of schools in that city and in Oakland; was one of the first professors in the University of Cal. ifornia. TAPPAN, Eli T., M. A., D. D., LL. D., in Columbus, Ohio, October 23, 1888, aged sixty-three yea's'; formerly president of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; at the time of his death was State School Commissioner of Ohio. TAYLOR, Prof. 8. S., St. Paul, Minn., March 18, 1889, aged fifty-three years; superin

tendent of city school, St. Paul. TRAVELLI, Rev. Joseph S., in Pa., September 18, 1888, aged- -years; origi

nator of kindergartens in the United States; interested in prison reforms, etc. VAN LENNEP, Rev. Henry, D. D., at Great Barrington, Mass., January 15, 1889, aged

serenty-three; was the son of a missionary in the East; was born in Smyrna, Turkey,

and was a faithful missionary for thirty years. VAN METER, Rev. William C., in Rome, Italy, October 31, 1883, aged sixty-eight years;

founder of the Howard Mission in New York City; regenerator of the notorious Five Points District in New York, and of late years devoted to Protestant missions

and school work in Italy. WELSH, Hon. A. S., in 1889; graduated at Michigan University in 1846; was for many

years president of the norinal school at Ypsilanti, Mich. WESTON, Rev. Dr. J. P., in Portland, Me., December 31, 1888, aged fifty-five years;

he was for years principal of Westbrook Seminary and one of the best known edu

cators in the State. WOOD, William, New York City, November - 188%; was for twenty-one years a mem

ber of the board of education; was the originator, founder, and trustee of the Girls' Normal College.

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YENNI, Rev. Dominic, 8. J., at Spring Hill, Ala., July 8, 1888, aged seventy-seven years; professor of Latin and Greek at St. Joseph's College; author of Greek and Latin grammars; a teacher for fifty-three years, of which forty-one were passed

in this country. YEOMANS, Alfred, D. D., at Orange, N. J., March 20, 1889, aged fifty-nine years;

graduated with honor from Princeton College in 1852; at the time of his death was trustee of Princeton College, trustee and director of Princeton Theological Seminary, and a member of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions. YOUNG, John W., in Portsmouth, Va., October 8, 1888, aged fifty-six years; principal of the city public schools.


BROCK, Dr. O. J., February 5, 1889, aged seventy-one years, at Sevres, France; di

rector of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Paris; formerly

professor of mathenatics in the University of Christiania, Norway. BUDGE, L. J., in 1889, aged — years ; director of the Anatomical Institute

in Greifswald ; author of a “ Compendium of Physiology,” etc. CHEVREUL, Michel Eugène, April 9, 1889, in Paris, Frauce, aged one hundred and two years; born at Angers in 1786; educated in Angers and Paris; was a noted chemist. Taught, 1810, chemistry in the Museum of Natural History; 1813, chemical professor in the Lycée Charlemagne; 1824, chemical professor in the Gobelin textile works; 1826, member of Academy of Sciences; 1830, professor of applied chemistry in the Museum of Natural History ; his writings are : 1823, Chemical Researches on Animal Fats; 1831, Chemistry Applied to the Art of Dyeing; 1839, Law of sinunl

taneous Color Contrast. CLAUSIUS, Rudolf J. E., in Bonn, Germany, August, 22, 1888, aged sixty-seven years ;

professor of physics in the universities of Zurich, Wurzburg, and Bonn. DĀRMSTETTER, Prof. Arsène, of France, November 16, 1888, aged forty-two years;

was connected with the Sorbonne at Paris since 1871, where he lecture on French language and literature; in 1881 he began a course of lectures on French grammar in the Normal at Sèvres; was well known as a writer on the French language,

also as one of the collaborateurs of the Dictionaire général de la langue Française. DEBRAY, Henri, in Paris, France, July 19, 1838, aged sixty-one years ; professor of

chemistry in Charlemagne Lyceum and assistant in the Normal School; in 1877

was a member of the French Academy of Sciences. FRIEDLANDER, Miss Rosalie, at Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, October 22, 1888; she

was a woman of superior intelligence, of wealth, and noted for her missionary work and noble charities among all sorts and conditions of people; during the FrancoPrussian war her school was closed and house converted into a hospital, she and

her sister nursing the wounded soldiers. KENNEDY, Rev. Benjamin Hall, in Cambridge, England, April, 1889; professor of

Greek at Cambridge and a member of the university council. MORI, Viscount Arinori, minister of education, February 16, 1889. He was known

in this country, having been minister from Japan at Washington about 1880. Connt Mori was one of the most enlightened of Japanese statesmen, and his death is con

sidered a loss to the progressive party in Japan. SALOMON, Louis E. T., ex-President of Hayti, in Paris, France, October 19, 1889,

aged sixty-eight years; a native of Hayti, and a vigorous advocate of popular education ; minister of public instruction and justice under President Faustin Son. louque, 1847–49, and under the same ruler when made emperor, 1819–58; after a long exile he became minister of foreign affairs under President Salnave, and after a second exile was elected President in 1879 and retained that office until finally expel

led in 1888. THUN-HOHENSTEIN, Graf. Leo, in Vienna, December 17, 1888, minister of education

and worship, 1849-60; he reorganized secondary and university education; sent for German professors and teachers, made use of the German system as a model.




[The accompanying list and index hare been prepared in the hope of affording ready reference to the publications of the Bureau of Education, and of preserving useful memoranda respecting them.]



Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1867-68. 8°, pp. xl + 856. Washington,

Same for 1870. 80, pp. 579. Washington, 1870.
Same for 1871. 30, pp. 715. Washington, 1872.
Same for 1872. 80, pp. !xxxviii + 1018. Washington, 1873.

Same for 1873. 80, pp. clxxviii + 870. Washington, 1874.
Same for 1874. 80, pp. clii + 935. Washington, 1875.
Same for 1875. 89, pp. clxxiii + 1016. Washington, 1876.
Same for 1876. 80, pp. ccxiii + 912. Washington, 1878.
Same for 1877. 80, pp. ccvi + 614. Washington, 1879.
Same for 1878. 8°, pp. cci + 730. Washington, 1880.
Same for 1879. 80, pp. ccxxx + 757. Washington, 1881.
Same for 1880. 80, pp. cclxii + 914. Washington, 1882.
Same for 1881. 8°, pp. cclxxvii +840. Washington, 1883.
Same for 1882–83. 80, pp. ccxciii +- 872. Washington, 1884.
Same for 1883–84. 80, pp. cclxxi + 943. Washington, 1835.
Same for 1884–85. 89, pp. cccxvii +- 848. Washington, 1886.
Same for 1885–86. 80, pp. xxi + 792. Washington, 1867.
Same for 1886–87. 80, pp. 1170. Washington, 1883.
Same for 1887–88. 80, pp. 1209. Washington, 1889.

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Special report of the Commissioner of Education on the condition and improvement of public schools in the District of Columbia. Barnard. 80, pp. 912. Washing

ton, 1871. Technical instruction. Special report, 1869. pp. 33–784. Washington (1870].

NOTE.-First edition in complete, printed pursnant to a call of Houso of Representatives, Jan.

19, 1870. Second edition published as Vol. XXI of Barnard's Journal of Education. pp. 807. Contributions to the annals of medical progress and medical education in the United

States before and during the War of Independence. By Joseph M. Toner. pp.

118. Washington, 1874. Historical sketch of Mount Holyoke Seminary. By Mary 0. Nutting. Edited by F.

B. Hough. 12°, pp. 24. Washington, 1876.
Historical sketch of Union College. By F. B. Hough. 89, pp. 81. Washington, 1876.
Public libraries in the United States of America, their history, condition, and man-

agement. Part I. pp. XXXV + 1187. Edited by S. R. Warren and S.' N. Clark; Part II. pp. 89. Rules for a printed dictionary catalogue. By C. A. Cutter. 8°

Washington, 1876. Contributions to the history of medical education and medical institutions in the

United States of America, 1776-1876. By N. S. Davis. 89, pp. 60. Washington, 1877.

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