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 - SCHOOL BUGLER PLEASES. A Bedford Park Principal...
SCHOOL BUGLER PLEASES. A Bedford Park Principal Now Has One in Place of a Bell. I can't get "era upl I can't get 'em upl I can't get -'em up In th. mo-p-o-ornlng! Every tno-o-o-orning the residents of Bedford Park are awakened by the clear notes of a bugle sounding the " reveille." When the breakfast is about half finished, over the roofs and down the chimneys floats tfce " assembly." That the clock has been robbed of Its usefulness Is plain at noon when the bugle announces In tones that will not be denied: " Men! " Bedford Park section didn't like It at first, but recently the residents have become no accustomed to the bugle calls at stated Intervals that they gauge the day's work &nd progress thereby. So the bugler of Public School No. 8 has become a local blessing instead of a territorial nuisance. John W. Davis, the Principal of the school, who is responsible for this revolution in school summonses, is an ex-army officer. When he took charge of the school he immediately began to train the boys in military drill. He trained a bugler. That was the time when the thing threatened to become a nuisance. But when the school bell was abolished, and Instead the musical notes of the bugle rang out lo a different tune at stated intervals, the residents became interested. Now many a housewife lays aside her work for a moment and opens the window at 8 o'clock every afternoon to hear the beautiful " Taps " at the end of the school dajr..

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 26 Feb 1906, Mon,
  3. Page 9

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