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s, and later gave to its teaching force a part of her active and earnest life. In answer to my inquiry, her sister, Miss Fanny Barr, writes:— There was nothing unusual in my sister's character in her early life. She, like many New England girle children picked lint and made stripes and epaulets for the soldiers. He also told this incident, which occurred when Miss Barr was attending the high school. A classmate of hers, feeling sure of her position at the head, made this remark, It is rather monotonous, being at the head all the time. Miss Barr quickly responded, Then I'll break that monotony for you. This she did, and retained the place till the close of the year. Miss Barr was called to the high school to be Mr. Charles CuMiss Barr was called to the high school to be Mr. Charles Cummings' assistant March 1, 1866, which place she held until the summer of 1875, when she left to devote a year to study in Europe. At this time her salary amounted to thirteen hundred dollars, the largest sum she received in Medford. In the school