ESTABLISHED IN THE YEAR 1832.
' frRICE, $1.60 IN ADVANCE. !
? " TRUSTEE'S :
SALf REAL ESTATE
BY virtue of a Mortgage or Deed in Trust,
executed by John C. Connor and Sallie
J Connor, toLuke Blackraer, dated the 8th
Am of 'Abril.' 1874, and registered in the
ofnee of Register of Deeds of Rowan conn
ty, In Book No. 48, page 170, &c, and upon
which default has been made, I wilUxpose
to sale at public auction, at the Courthouse
i - door in the town oi qaiisourj,
On the 6th day of March,
1882, "at hi o'clock, AiM., the following es-
one-fifth fof 400 acres adjoining the lands
of Aleck.Miller, Jesse Klutti and others,
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subject ip xne niejcsiiiw ui nui huuh.
Also ondsiitb ' pat of the 3and formerly
. ownea -us jpn m. ncm, v ui iuj""'&
the lahdof t'eterlW. Jlarston, James B.
Craige add others. ! i
day of February. 1882. I
GREAT REDUCTION .
i IN THE PRICES OF !
Marble :lfoni2iiiciLts and Gravo-Stches cf
Everyl Description, - t
" 1 cordiajly iuvitc the public generally
to lan. inspection-of my Stock and Vprk.
I feel justified in assert ing that jmypast
expd'ienci underffirst-class workmen in
alt t)ie neNvest and modern styles, and
that the Workmanship ia equal to any of
the. beat ijp the country, I do ot say
liati mjr yrork is superior to all others. I
am. reasonable, .will not exaggerate in or
der to accomplish a sale. My endeavor is
to please and gi ve each customer tho val
ue of VfeUolIar they leave with me.
PMCESBito 50 Per cent CHEAPEE
ithah fevler offered in this town beforo. '
Call at once or send for price list and de
.eigug. Satisfaction guarant'd or no charge.
IThe ercttion iof marble is the Ust work
of respect; which we pay to the memory
of departed friends. j
:1 ; : I JOHN S. HUTCHINSON.
- ;Saliblmy, N. C, Now I, 1881.!.
Blaclker ani Henfterson,
Attornysi Counselors "
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OCRa ?t-ek In your own town.
t-5 outfit free
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n uuj a am jnns maire irreat pay. Kcaaer, lryou
Vt? i?K V"8588 at wlilcto you can-snake cjeit pay
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She comes ! she comes t with song and glee
She leads her train o'er lawn and lea !
And fair and free her wiad-jblown tress,
Her fleecy scarf, heKcaretess cfreSs,
Her sweet girl-vice that bird-like sings,
Her merry laugh that tireless rings ; :
High oer those booming sounds of sport
All hail ! wild queen of maclcap court 1. ,
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No daisy chain, vrill this gay girlj '' .
E'er weave to deck her dancing curl ; .
No wreath entwint of bud or bell, ..u M
Though both, she wots," become her well ;
Not hers to guess of joy or grief l. -.. "
By coming of a holly leaf; i
She tempts net fortune's smile or frown,
By pufFs of dandelion down; ' i ' ?
No necklace frames of owiia gems,,, , i .
Nor fragrant, flower-wrought diadems! I ' J
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No poef she to doze and dream, j " v
Long, lazy hours by haunted stream 1
If small the brook, she'll head, her train .
And leap it over and back gain , ?
Or, if her boys will but away ' '
She'll wade it, maybe I can't say.
Her bays all boys around her press
For love of her sweet winsomeness,
And dogs that bark for very glee .
A harum-scarum company 1
She's o'er the lea, she's won the wood,
This dainty bud of maidenhood I
Those joyous peals I trow, bespeak
The gay, glad mirth of. hide and seek, ;
As hazel dell and brackened glad
Her graceless band in turns; invade ;
Little she recks rent3 or shreds,
But boldly breasts the bramble beds!
'Tis she has bade them rig the swing,
And wood for fires unhallowed bring;
'Tis she the torch illicit waves,
And leads her tfoops through murky caves;
'Tia she hath crossed the nine trunk thin.
That, rocking, bridges yon dark linn
With joyU3 cheer and wild halloo
Hounds on her host to derring-do !
'Tis she has taught those nimble feet
To scatter wide the windrojws 8'eet; ,
On frasrant hav-ricks ld the foe.
' Anfl Innnr linnrs' wnrVvtt nnrp lairl Irknr
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juttd watcnea n an ne er ceasea 10 smiie
1 " God bless her purty face ! She be
A regular tomboy, sartinlcel'
Sometimes if yon listen listen
"When the sunlight 'fades to gray,
You will hear a strange musician
At the' qtiiet close of day;.
Hear a strange and quaint musician
On his shrill-voiced fiddle play.
He bears a curious fiddle;
On his coat of shiny black,
And diaws the bow across the strings
In crevices and in crack ;
Till the sun climbs up the mountain
- And floods the earth with light,
You will hear this strange musician -"
Playing playing all the night 1
Sometimes underneath the hearthstone,
Sometimes underneath! the floor,
He plays-the same thrill music
Plays the .same tune oer and o'er;
Andometimes in the pasture,
Beneath a cold, gray stone,
He tightens up the sineWs, -.
And fiddles all alone I j '
It may-be in the autumn,
Frm the corner of your room
You will hear the shrill-yoiced fiddle ,
Sounding out upon the glom;
If you wish to see the player,
Softly follow up the round,
And you will find a darlc -backed cricket
. Fiddling out a merry sound I
. Youth's Companion.
Another Prospective Cotton
It is understood that a proposition has
beenniade by two prominent capitalists
of the city to a certain gentleman who is
familiar with the. business of rxinnin?
a cotton factory that if j he would take
the- management of such an enterprise
Lxhey would invest a sufficient sum to
erect another cotton factory in this city.
The names of all tho parties are withheld
for the present, but we can say that,
should the proposition i be favorably
considered, the parties ! contemplating
making the investment are able to put
in the business all the money that may
be required. So far nothing definite has
been decided upon, but it is likely that
something 'will result fro'm the proposi
tion. charlotte Vbstrver.l
Greensboro ' Bit ale: We -learn that
Judire Gilmer has rendered his decision
is the cases alluded to a few days ago, iu
voiving the collection of State taxes from
the Wilmington and Wcldon, Seaboard and
Roanoke, and Petersburg and Weldon
Railroads, in favor of the State, These
suits involve many dollars, and will no
Hloubt continue to be appealed from nn
til the Uuited States
Supreme Court is
It is worth remembering that nobody en
iovs the nicest surroundings if in bad health
There are mserable people about' to-day
with one foot in the grave, when a bottle o
Parker's Ginger Tonic would do them more
trood than all the doctors and- medicines
thov have ever tricdr See adv.
ftiij--rtiniis unon ltdad Bulhlincr.
Zanesville (Ohio) Courier. . . t , . I
Much ha3 been saJd' and written
nnn thp imhoHnni Rr.d need of well
instructed " rbadwava. jExoerience
teaches us that the best roads are made
of broken limestone andJ that our
failures grow, out of im perfect prepar-
ation of the; metal, and 'the want of
nroner care of the ads after they are
completed. ': i - :p'-
eThe original projector of Vbroken
stone roadways" lays idown the fol
lowing rules as indispensible to a suc
cessful -results1'- " .
vOh a prepared, earth bed surface,
which first f should be thoroughly
drained and graded, are spread angu-
lar fragments of hard done, which do
not readily pulveme by the Wear of
Kia T-KoioooVtr Uc0:
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Biiouiu nuL wt.gu uiuicuiuu i..i5C uuu-
ces. The smaller the; fragments the
quicker the road becomes hard in use.
Thpse no-ular frajTmerita find a firm
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bearing aradngst themselves, and in
time produce a water-tight flooring,
which is one of the prime objects of
the broken stone flooring,
v The application oil stone upon a
well drained bed shoud be first made
by a layer of three inches deep, and
left to Jecme consolidated by travel
or by rolling attention being direct
ed to filling the ruts as they are produc
ed, raking in the straggling stones, etc.
When worn- nearly smooth, anether
ayer of stoue'of the same thickness is
to be added, and should be done in
wet weather, as the iwo beds will then
By this method a solid crust is ob-
ained in the shortest 'time, and with
the least wearing down of material,
while if the whole thickness of stone
were put on at once, jthe stones by
their movement amongst themselves
would be worn into sperical shapes
and gradually reduced to powder,
without binding together to form a
solid roadbed. From the middle, the
road is made with a gentle slope to
each side just sufficient to shed the
water that falls, without allowing it
to form swift currents. The road
should have a drain .on each side of it.
The road once completed is kept in
order only by continual care. When
ever a rut or depressions appear, they
should be removed at! once by fillinar
in fresh stones, best done after a rain.
After many years of use the road may
need reconstructing, by cutting down
the sides and raising in the middle,
but in a hundred years, the body of
the road would remain intact. This
is the "Alpha and Omega" of all
good road building, j
To remodel our country roads so as
to conform to this regimen, the fol
lowing schedule approximates the
cost of building one mile of broken
lime stone road, haying a prepared
earth bed road of 20 feet wide, and a
finished surface of broken stone 15
feet wide, and six inches deep.
. ' A perch of broken lime stone being
arbitrarily 100 cubic fct, would cov
er 200 square feet of road way, 6
inches deep. There; being 76,200
square feet in the, mile of road way,
15 feet wide, jjwild require 396 perch
of broken stone. p
The breaking of which would
cost at $1.25 per perch $495 00
Since one perch of Quarry
stone makes two perch of
broken,or 198 perch at 51
per perch 1 '
10 laborers, 6 days, at $1.25
per day i
3 two horse teams 6 days, at
$2 each per day j 3G 00
A superintendent 6 days 1800
The quarry lime stone should be
delivered, and broken along theline
of road, convenient for spreading.
The advantage of good roads,
which are reliable in ajl weather, adds
so greatly to the value of real proper
tyto all commercial or agricultural
values, whether in the, city or coun
try, that nopractical mind can resist
the conviction of the great importance
of that policy which shall secure this
. I fill t r I 1 I
greaiwtuiuiiiucuwpjnorgruuge.iuc they found a frog in the bottom, be
costs necessary to secure them. tweeu two), pieces of stone, where to all
The cost of these, roads may be
placed upon the taxi duplicate and
it . . At H.t . '
should apply to the city, and so far
as the new roads extend to the land
through which they pass.
Prohibition An tl-Prohiliitlon.
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uuuer V"s caPuon a.corresponuens
ot the io6lcco riant reviews the hlt7
oi tnis question in tnis estate.
which hc s truthfully drawn
11 IS4 )vte" f nouSn 10 reraeraoer ine
ulstory ot flus question, and we copy
rv?! ttr tMu" "A T
iresnmg ine memory oi our .reaaers
00 U : for here are Persons, here and
there, who will seek to prevent the
facts from being known ? and : turn
them to party use against truth and
common sense. r- J j
- .'Pending the campaign of 1880 ho
issue was Raised before the people in-
voiving uie prouiuiuon raovemen; in ?
the btate. i lhe members were elected
arid took their seats with no instruc
tions or declaration from the people
on in,s Huojecu ouoruy auer me
General Assembly convened petitions
from every county in the State cam a
p0Uring ip upon the members praying
them to pass some aw looking to
prohibition, and many of them asked
that the ratification of such law be
submitted to the people. It was stat
ed that the aggregate of the whole
was little less than 300,000; leading
members of both the political parties
in both branches of the General As
sembly, advocated and opposed the
bill as submitted by the committee,
the same bill that was passed j .there
were three factions, one opposed any
legislation on the subject at all, choos-
in to iguore the petitions from their
constituents; another and finally the
largest, advocoted the bH that was
passed, and still a third faction advq-
cated the passage of a bill absolute on
its face without submitting the ones-
tion to the people. These three fac-'
tions had to be reconciled; the bill as
it passed, though very defective, was
the wisest' course which could have
been taken under the circumstances.
The members of the General Assem
bly were unduly pressed in the mat
ter. No petitions were sent asking
them not to pass the bill. They had
no means of knowing, the wishes of
those 'who"; did not sign the petitions,
and many thousands now who signed
the petitions asking for the passage of
the bill, have gone back on them
selves and are denouncing the Legis
lature for passing the bill which they
asked it to pass. !
We have said the course adopted by
the Legislature was the wisest arid
First, if the General Assembly had
ignored what appeared to be the wish
es of 300,000 people in the State and
passed nothing on the subject the pro
hibition element would have denouc
ed the Legislature in every nook and
corner of the State, and would have
claimed that had the question been
submitted to them they would have
had prohibition pure and unadulter
ated, and would in the next campaign
brought it before the people or the
next Legislature, and still it would
have been a bone of contention in
Secondly, if the Legislature had
passed the bill absolute without sub
mitting it to the people for ratifica
tion the hue and cry would have been
raised throughout the State by all
classes of people that the legislature
had deprived the people, without their
consent, of their rights and privileges
and in the next campaign men would
have been arrayed against each other
seeking its repeal.
But now, as I have said, the Legis
lature foresaw all this, and wisely
steered between both disturbing ele
ements, and considered if it be true
that the people were suffering from
the curse of intemperance and that
t prohibition would relieve them, they
would know it and feel it, and that
they would remove it by ratifying the
law. It fras submitted to them, as it
ought to have been done ; they have
voted upon it, and they have given a
majority of 116,000 against it, which
will stand as a perpetual barrier
against any future legislation on the
Saturday, while some workmen were
the bottom of the well at the
! rv i in i if ii ii frii .i AriAa i-iifih nftir tiiic iirr
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appearance he had been' for a long time.
Ue waa we
ll and hearty, but how he got
a puzzle. The workmen be
; he was lying in a water
vein, havfng traversed it
for perhaps: a
long distance 2Vetrs ct Obscrv
Education In the State.
Rev. Dr. Curry, the manager of the
wwwij !uuu, lUIUfta II, will lClUUe
$40,000,000 to educate the Southern
is the only chance, of; accomplishing
the desired end. He says a free gov
ernment and ignorant suffrage' are
incompatible, and that the latter is a
source of continual evil and imminent
peril. The South will have to exert
itself to the utmost te cure the evil.
The rich North that liberated thene
groes should pour out its money in
constant streams that
up, made equal to the pressing needs
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Mississippi paid $583,000 in 1881 for
popular education.' It sent to school
123,710 colored against 112,994 white
pupils. Arkansas expended $500,-
000. There were 125,000 pupils of
Texas pid fairly well, all things
considered. In 1880 it expended
1 707 TI A ,f L ,i I
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its treasury as a permanent school
fund. It reserves fifty million acres
of land as a free school dowry. We
note these things for Qur own encour
agement.! What is being done by our
Southern sisters can be done by North
Carolina! as far as raising an annual
appropriation is concerned. Where
fgnorace abounds is the place where
money for education is most needed.
If both parties will take hold of the
educational . problem there will be a
great reaction in favor of the better-
bent of the common schools of the
Btate. VtL Star.
! Moke! About the Forger. Yes
jterday information reached this city
to the effect that Bou bright, the for
ger, had secured payment on a draft
in Goldsboro last week, on which he
had forged the endorsement of A. H.
Keaton, a merchant of that town.
The draft was for $75, and was drawn
in favor W. R. Swinson, which is the
man's real name. It was rumored
that he has operated in Raleigh and
Durham, but whether this is true is
not known. A telegram was receiv
ed here yesterday from the president
of the Goldsboro bank asking if it
would be necessary to seud a man here
tto identify Swinson, as the' informa
tion of his arrest had been telegraph
ed to Goldsboro, and it was perhaps
thought that he had been arrested for
his offense in" that town, as parties
had been watching for him.
His statements as to former recti-
tude of character are thus proven to
be lies, and it is difficult to tell the
extent of his forgeries. The only
j Shrewdness which he has shown, how-
ever, was in the small amounts of his
transactions, and his cleverness at im
itating signatures. Outside of these
his work se far as the Charlotte af
fair is concerned was very 'fresh"
character. Charlotte Observer.
Advices from Chili and Ptru to
January 1 25th are to the effect that
Mr. Trescott, special euvoy from the
United Sutes,and Mr. Walker Blaine
are at Santiago, where they had a
conference with ex-President Chalde
ron and with Senor Balmaceda. the
philian minister of. foreign affairs,
Mr. Trescott presented his credentials
and the customary diplomatic courte
sies were exchanged. Messrs. Garcia
and Ribyros, two of the Montero's
ministers, have been arrested and ta
ken to Callao. The Chilian expedi
tions which crossed the Cordilleras to
lhe outlying provinces of Peru have
returned; They encountered no or
ganized force, but saw destitution and
ruin on every hand, the result of the
feuds between the leaders of hostile
factions. It is reported that fifty er
sixty foreigners were kiHed at Chinca,
and the yalueof the property destroy-
is estimated at-$8t000,000.
Charlotte Observer: On yesterday,
about noon, Mr.-Thos. H. Brem, a
young man of decided talent, well
liuown and having a large circle of
friends and acquaintances, died very
sudden, and apparently without any
jircmoniiion oi ms approaciung ueaiii. i any money auvauccu, uoueriue guar
Mr. Brem was a graduate of Davidson jautee the government is to receive
Cjol lege, I about the year 1871, and
left his (tima mater wearing her proud-
'old at U
s. He was about 30 years
ic time of his death.
BAD'S SHIP RAILWAY,
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S-f m mre
In a letter to. the New York Her-
ald, in. which he clears up what might
have been calculated to mislead lhe
general reader in an article from that
journals Washington correspondent,
Capt. J. B. JSads gives some interest-
DS facta about his great pnjected
irYonr i;lrnafpllM -ww.iul
ton say -first, "that the House com
mittee on commerce had decided to
report adversely upon my bill;" sec
ond, "that it was said I was going to
try to get the aid of the English Gov
ernment," and third, "that my alien
ation, mortgage, or transfer to a for
eign government, or because of its be
coming a partner, would, work corn-
plete voidance of my concession from
Mexic0 The first and gecond gtate-
ments are erroneous, and the third
I have no anxiety whatever about
raising the money with which to build
the road. If I live five years longer.
I shall transport the largest loaded
vessels from sta to sea acrossthe Isth
mus of Tehauntepeo. whether the
United States contributes one nickel
in aid of the enterprise or not. To
do this it is not necessary that I shall
alieniate, mortgage, or transfer to the j
United States or any other govern
ment any right granted by Mexico,
nor do I expect to take the. United
States or any other government into
partnership with me. I have no in
tention of appealing to the British
Government for aid in this mat
ter. Should an American or a Brit
ish board of directors of the company,
when it was organized, choose to ap
peal to the British Government for
the assistance which is asked of the
United States, it will have the right
te do so, and to receive such aid under
the concession, without forfeiting a
single right which Mexioo has grant
ed, if the United States shall have
then declined , my proposition. It is
proper for my countrymen to under
stand distinctly that my grant is from
an independent nation, and not from
one of the Central American repub
lies, which are under the protectorate
or suezerainty of the United States,
and which are included in the terms
of the Claylon-Bulwcr treaty. The
concession authorizes me to form a
company which shall' be distinctly
Mexican, no matter what is the na
tionality of its stockholders, and it
gives it the right to charge whatever
tolU it pleases, so they do not exceed
what is equivalent to about $8 or $10
nop inn nn inn etmmrx mrrian 11 i na
ship. It leaves it as free to alter its
tolls as the California railway to New
Orleans is to carry grain fer nothing
to that port when the harbor ef Saa
Francisco is full of British or Amer
ican ships, and to charge any price it
; chooses when it has thus destroyed
Article 27 of the concession is as
"Iu consideration of the magnitude
of the work, Eads or the company
may obtain aid from any foreign gov
ernment, either in money or in guar
antees, and may hypothecate the net
revenues ,to it, and may transport its
mails, ships, property, and appur-
tances, free of charge, and may reduce
the tarriffs on its commerce and the
prices of passage. In this case mak
ing the same reduction" te the com
merce of Mexico."
The same article gives to any gov
ernment entering into such agreement
with the company the right to enforce
it in the courts of Mexico. I offer to
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carrv the commerce of the United
States for ninety-nine years across the
isthmus at half the rates that shall
be charged on other commerce out
thatt Mexico, and lor this 1 ask the
guarantee ot b per cent, dividends for
fifteeu years on $50,000,000 of the
capital stock of . the company. For
bonds payable in fifteen years, and in
the event of their non-payment at
maturity,' they; arc to receive at 10
per cent, premium in payment of lolls
on American vessels Hence every
dollar of advance made to the com
pan is to be repaid. . Certain rghts
company .re ot to exceed 8 perciu.
thus giving itj to a certain extent , tho !
right te limit the tolls thaLire tdi be
.charged. Should the government
accept the proposition and the i. con
trol of the steck afterward pass' into
the hands of English capitalists, the
United States would have V vested
right to have her commercejearriedat
half rates for ninety-nine j years; ho
matter who wenTthe directors; ofj Jtfio
company! and no .other government s
ceuld then be called upoiby 4tbet
company to furnish fits aid to the road
because the grant dees not (authorize !
it to accept the aid of morel than one
government. Should the United
States d feline the proposal 1 'shall
certainly be justified in ' going where
I can get the necessary funds most
easily. Should the stock then oiH af
terward be controlled by English cap
italists, the commerce of the United
States will be very iKffereutly affect
ed. British commerce wijl thence
doubtless favored to the fullest extent
and the commerce f the, world, lex-'
cept that of Mexico, may be made to
pay all that it will bear. More'thkir
this, the company will have the right
if it chooses, to ask the , aid of j the
British Government, under, the terms
of the concession, and if given, what
is called m England "a fighting ' in
terest, in the works would then be
acquired by Great Britain which
would never be surrendered except
at the end of a jtaar that would cost
probably ten times as much as Tthe ;
entire ship railway., ; , - .
British exnerts of th& vnrv hichst
t y -a -
standing and ability have, with won
derful unanimity, pronounced - the
ship railway entirely practicable, but
no part ot the guarantee.askeU of tho
United States Governmentfis-to at-
tach until an absolute proof of this!
shall have. been given. There is not
a single engineering difficulty in the
entire project which begins to com
pare with the uncertainty, delay, and
costliness involved in undertaking to
construct an harbor for the Nicara
gua canal at Grey town. ' The tSan
Juan river once discharged its waters
at this place, and ships of war twen
ty years age,1 were then able to cross;
the bar. The main volume of the
river is now discharged throughjthe
Colorado river, wjiich runs through j
the territory of Costa Rica, and . the
immense volume of drifting sands
. ! j . ! :'& Hal i
moving along the coasts of the Carib
bean sea have almost completely ' ob
literated the harbor of Greytown.!t
I am anxious that the! ' ship-rail-vrnv
kIi.iII be built and worktd in tha
. t of American commerce, and
that my countrymen shall not be mis
led as to the real merits ef the propo
sition which Mr. Page solsummarily
attempted to throttle. If Congress
sees fit to decline thje proposition, the
United States will be estopped from
objecting lo its acceptance jby another
government, any talk afterward about
our right to
Mexico or to
dominate . a j portion- of
control the inter-bceahio
transit across her territeryiwill be as
ridiculous as j for France, to forbid a
Swiss railway making a f rebate oil
through traffic to a' house. . that Jiad
saved it frorii protest, or for England;
to assert the right to regulate rates on
the New York Central-railroad! be
cause Canada ! is at the other end of
it. .Very respectfully.
James 13. EAds. - j
Frof. J. W. Burns, ono of the most able
and devoted friends of educational re
form, died yesterday morning I j the 71st
year of his ago. Unassuming injiis man
ners, energetic in the-prosecution of his!
favorite ideas oh the subject of education
he won for-Jiimsclf many frieuds, who
will deeply regret his ileatli. 'Prof. Burns!
was clear and decisive upou (many sub
jects, but especially those of training the
youth and the tariff, ffo hinias much as
to uny other single individniit is duo tho
reforms that harip already bee ui iutrodac-
ed into our public school system,! and'!
many glaringdefects that still pervade it
arerenioved. Nearlyj the whole of i thej
life of the deceased was devoted to teach
ing, and to the advancement1 iof worthy
public enterprises ILa was one of the
oriina movers in. the! proposed Bi'Cen-
teumal celebration, and 4t the time ot
ins ucain was ute actuary oi the asuchV
tien. rkilaJelphid I'ltuer. I r , "
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