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JANUARY 1G. 1910-lPART Villi o SUNDAY MORNING. iunCay Camera Reginald Brooks of "VVestbury, L. I. At j midnight, a year airo last June, while i AN IRON CROSS FOR BRAVERY Jifc-Saiing Medal Conferred hj United States. Ticenty-srcen Decorated Year Just Closed. tn G!antt Cripple, a Dignitary avd Poor Laborer, fSPECIAIXT CONTKIBrTED TO THE TIMES!. J The past year's hero list has just been announced by the government. and what a heterogeneous galaxy of forn nome rjbmVrlne 'exploration be-braves it shows black man and white,, fore Jo(.atnK tne human wreck, but woman and child, Hercul?s and crip- at length he grappled It with hii cross. ii g on a Long island rerrj ooai when a tad worm was raging" upon the fcjund. he heard a cry of "Man overboard," and, eh'HilJerir.g through: the score of stupefied people crowding j the a?tr rail. iVved In after a figure; seen Fp!ah;ng in the inky water. The, man had go;ie down the second time ' rten BrooKs rearhe J him, tiut retained ! iMa-Jent strength to grasp the latter; about toe iwH-k and hold him power-; less. At length Brooks conquer-', yet only to be augitt again and again in; the awful embrace of the drowning ' man. Thus the struggle continued,; while the sterns tide carried both the men and the boat half a mile-, down the stream. Then the still 'paralysed onlookers saw an arm rise out of the water and strike a blow which laid , a limp form prone uron the surface.. And after ihu knocking the man sense'es. Brooks, now on the verge of exhaustion, grasped a rope and brought his almost lifeless burden safely over; the gunwale. i A similar deed, now rewarded by a national medal, was lately performed in Panama llar'jor. wh-m Saman Gregory Fhanahan of the Tennessee responded to this same cry ' of "Man overboard." and wmt over the rail after a drunken man who had fallen from a steamer. Shanahan had to per- ple. Cabinet Minister and laborer, all shining together for the nonce as luminaries of equal magnitude. I am speaking f those who hare strong arms and bore It to the surface. Now It was for the men upon the near-by boats to do their work, and frantically they fished with their boat- been awarded cur Iron cross of cour- hooks for the sailor and his charge, ag the official "Lift Savins Medal but they missed. Then a buoy was --v r dt v. r r 'X .'- - . ...V,' V .'... tr. 1 ' T . - P v- , ' i . V Dorothy and Alice Edgerly. of Honor." awarded not by any private fund. State or association, but by Uncle Sam himself. I have Just spent a whole day going through the affidavits in the twenty-eeven rases favorably acted upon. I say affidavits, because the evidence of each candidate must be sworn to not only that, but each witness musi have a clean bill of honesty given tinder oath before a Federal official. Then thrown out and Shanahan brought the aruniten man to it. but he could not take hold. After this the brave sailor's struggles to keep the man afloat were titanic, as the sea was running an grily ana tne waves were high. But he stayed with his man until both were hauled out by the boat. FORMED A HUMAN CHAIN. Overboard, riding boots and all, went Patrolman Harry Lobdell of the New York traffic squad on a similar mis- 509-511 SaMain St. Where Bargains Reign Oar little "famished cof-toge" right here in out store thotcs how furniture appear in your home. Hundreds have seen it have you? We extend a welcome to all. Making homes comfortable is our specialty. We certainly do it, too. ' A Tremendous Success is Aviation Week in Los Angeles A tremendous success is Colyear's special sale of fine furniture during Aviation Week. Qualities that soar at ground-floor prices; the best of furniture at bargain prices. Examine carefully into what we offer this week. It means money-saving to you. Brass Beds V rrrtrorrtrncr f lTatA tnmmtftnA consisting alwava of the solicitor of lon of mercy which brought him also the treasury, the thief of the revenue i tne American medal of courage. The cutter service and the general super lntendents of the life-saving service! solemnly sits upon the evidence. It also sits upon score of pseudo heroes who do not come up to the national standard. Always a considerable number of months and sometimes a goodly stretch of years elapse between th commission of the act of heroism and the final announcement of the award. KICKED IN HEROINE'S RIBS. No ptuckior deed was thus rewarded In the past year than that of a woman Mrs. Charles Albert Small of New York City. In September, 1907, she and a Mrs. Mays, a Mrs. Towson and others were bathing at Sea Gate, New York harbor, when Mrs. Mayu was carried out beyond her depth and called for help. Mrs. Towson swam at once to her Imperiled companion's assistance, but whs gripped about the arms by the latter and the two went under together. Meanwhile Mrs. Small, who had struck out to the rescue, reached the two drowning women Just ns they tvere going under the sscond time and Mrs. Mays now released Mrs. Towson only to grasp Mrs. Small, whj In her turn va next dragged to the bottom, while Mrs. Tov son, the first to give aid. sank by herself from utter exhaustion. There then took place under water a terrific struggle. In which Mrs. Smal. retained rare presence of mind. She fought herself loose from Mrs. Mays, grasped the latter In such a way that she could bring her to the surface, and after having another struggle with Mrs. Towson. ' brought both women to the l'fe line, fifty feet away, and thence to shore. This distance Mr3. Sma'.l coverej with two broken ribs result man he was after had fallen into the East Kiver while Lobdell was on his way, in a car, to his 1907 Christmas dinner. He also got caught In the death clutch of his charge, and try as he might at first he could not break the Imperiled one's hold of his arms. So the two went down without aid from the shore and they stayed tinder so long that the throngs on the clocks thought them gone for good and all to Davy Jones's locker. But after a fierce submarine struggle, the patrolman tore his charge loose end swain with him to it hawser sixty feet away. Along this he worked his way to a dock, carrying his man with him, until at last a rope was thrown to the pair. This the policeman fastened to the now unconscious man's body, which was drawn safely to a bulkhead; but when the lln was next thrown to Lobdell himself his hands had becomt; powerless from the icy water. Then a human chain was forn-.ed and the bottom man pulled the patrolman out of the jaws of death. WAR SECRETARY DIVED WITH UMBRELLA. How Jacob M. Dickinson, the present Secretary of War, gained rank , among these honor medalists of 1909 has already leaked Into print. He got the award for Jumping Into the Letroit River amid a lot of sharp pilings on the night of August 29, 1S35, to rescue James F. Joy, a distinguished citisen of Detroit, then In his eighty-fifth year. A peculiar phase of this ease was the extraordinary amount of good xk that was handed around to most of ing frwn the kicics of her frantw com- those concerned In it. .ot only wus panions while she was breaking their Mr. Joy blessed with the restoration of ueatn iock upon ner. ne also sus- his life, but his rescuer Ultimately be tained internal Injuries from which she I came Secretary or War. while Mr wes lying in the hospital more than a year i-.fter the rescue. Another particularly plucky rescue brought this national decoration to h ' ; - " T t;r " I . - "&'' i . .' .-M ' - ': ' W'f :, -;-r i -It ; : f j ?":' v . -. ' J v . Ms ary or war. wniis Mr, Newberry, the owner of the yaclit from which the rescue t.os effected, became Secretary of the Navy, and he who testified to the reliability of th principal witness of the affair has just now become Mr, Justice Lurton ot the Supreme Couri of the United Stau'S. An amusing incident of the event Is related by one of the witnesses, who. after the "res. ue. found Mr. Dickinson's chief concern to be that he had carried his umbrella with him when he dived into the water and that it was loxt. Ail. of ti.pf. far. re.e'.ve.l gold medals, while those to be mentioned hereunder got s:ir.r-;r decorations in silver: Seamen peter Burd, Frank Mervlne and Felix Jennings, of the r.avy; Quartermaster Charles Arnold. Gunner Alfred Strorn and S?aman J. J. l)o!iin of tr.e revenue marine, were all thus honored for leaping into the sea to rescue comrai?s washed overboard, while Corpora! Claude Stewart of the Seventh Infantry was uerorated for saving a 9-year-old g:rl after living Brass Beds A carload just received. The beautiful new patterns received in this shipment beggar description. See them in our windows. Xote a few prices: A splendid brass bed with two-inch posts, with heavy fillers; is strongly built; similar to cut. Pnly $10.50. Many others all bargains at prices from $15.00 to $60.00. Some worth nearly double what we ask. Springs and mattresses bought here insure best quality and tremendous endurance. A 40-found elastic felt mattress; Imperial edge art tick. Only $8.00. Some dealers would ask double the price. 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' M ' U : - i 3Iarv McCann. the pluckiest of theso was a colored man, Henry George, who, undaunted by the fact that his little boat was half filled with water and had but one oariock. managed to navigate it to the rescue of four people and then returned with it to rescue women and children from beneath the side of the burninp vessel vv'iere he ran great risk from caught under the listing superstructure-. Two other rewarded heroes of the Slocum are Rush A. Webster, a police-rran, 'and James Owens, a bricklayer. Webster took a skiff to the burning boat, but It capsized shortly after reaching her. yet he kept at the. work of rescue by swimming and managed to suve a number cf people before fpl'lng exhausted. lKer.s. ; i y.'c m'n"er. remained un-?auntet. after the cttslz of a rowboat in which he hurraed to the blaiing verse!. It was overturned by the frantic passengers, but by swimming wit.t thf:n. one by 'one. he helped to rescue upward .f thirty. ' FOUR LITTLE HEROINES. This awful tragedy elso had Its her-cine. a Hfteen -year-old Ir!?H girl, Mary McCar.n. vho. from the contagious hospital on North Urothers Island, whervr'n she was confined fv'.th ilrs. Charles Albert Small. for her three ti--.es. Others 0:1 the ' scarlet feve;-, j-iw t ie' ctrugKng vie list were Will'am Georshcsm., Harn.' tims, and, uurnlr.dfu! ;f her danger L. Jor.es srni Joan Hennessey. boat either tram l r di.-a.3 or from car-tains, who made hroi;? rp.-u"": dr'wt;ln2 rushed t tne hore and Irving T. Hough of Old Orr-har.l. M . Into tiie wa;er. where she managed to t rt?r Mattsan And Policeman Ji)se;'i ! reseue nine children b-fre being car-' Weckesscr,' both of New To'k. and i rled hack to the h -sp'tal. The presen- I Ht?h Wylie. a New Castle (Del.) boy. .tqi:on fif her mo1r.l was made a pe- all fr Jumping overboard and hauling; rml event ln-t!ie ,h-e of Hepresent-out drovr.ir.g persons. Jat'ves iwst Kimmer. A COIXinni HERO -' Three wore g.rl medalist are on ., ... , , , -the lis:. To it them are sister. Four more receded s.lver medals for -A, ,.(. m, p.in,tnv K.lwlr '.r -Vew bravery In saving lives . during the, ,, ); CU. who a'vear 4.RO last Au-b-jrnlns of tne sU.-11r.er Slocum i:i I gust, wain aed 13 and 14. respectively, Ne- York Harbor, in 1S04, and one of j saved 4 young woman from ch-ownlng in Pelham Bay. The three were swimming together when the young woman started for a raft 100 feet out, anfl In deep water, but sank exhausted when half way to this point. Both children struck bravely out for her, and after using great presence of mind, in preventing ner from clutching thern. swam with her, one on each Bide, to shore. The other young heroine of the year was Stella Bartholomew, a seventeen-year-old "girl who, while swimming- in t'10 Russian River, California, while that stream was flooded, saw a young man bather sink in t. dangerous pool at a bend of the stream. Hearing his strangling cry, she turned, swam for him, and after he had gone down the second time In twenty-five feet of water, went under after him. But the most remarkable of these case3 of heroism Just rewarded by a medal of honor is that of Harry Bon-ney, a cripple, of Fairfield, Ct.. who has no flnRers on his left hand, and but two on his right hand, who has hut two toes on each foot whose feet. In fact, are but four inches long. and who is but three and one-half feet in stature. He and a companion, while out In a seventeen-foot catboat on Long Island Pound one night a year nso last September, were caught In a storm. The boat caps!zed and his companion went overboard, becoming entangled and nearly suffocated beneath the mainsail. But Bonney, undaunted by his condition, went overboard, swam around the boat, dived under the sail, pulled hla companion out and got him safe upon the upturned hull. Here the two remained ail night, but at the break of day the rescued man became exhausted, and was washed overboard by the heavy swells. Then Bonney went overboard, pulled him out again, and laid his unconseioua form over the capslied hull. After their plight had lasted for . nine hours, the sea breaking over them continually, a boat cam In slgnt, and a rope was thrown to Bonney. This he wound about his left arm, and then with his right he grasped his senseless companion, and both were dragged to safety. JOHN ELFRETH WATKINS. fCepyrlnht. 130. by John E!frth Watklni.J HEW SCHOOL SYSTEM. (Continued From First Page.) V U r - s V - - I- I ,- It s - . . t -..ij'fc.- 1 ? '- .i v.. j . : " ' Henry Georga sympathetic knowledge of their city. State and national government, and that they learn the elementary things about sanitation and health conditions which everybody needs to know, not only to protect themsclveR as individuals, but for the protection of society as well. I believe that the period of 'fads' In our public schools is over. We have learned now to differentiate between the necessary and the unnecessary; we have made mistakes, but the knowledge we ' have gained is invaluable. "The teachers for these first six years of school life should be- selected for their adaptability in handling children of this Bgti, and the maximum ability to Inculcate the content which I have outlined. . "The seventh, eighth and ninth years of the introductory group comprise, I believe, another natural di vision. Tne cnuaren are at xne De-ginning of the period of adolescence, when, by nature, they naturally crave an opportunity to dip Into a wide range of subjects and activities. This is nature's way of insuring a freedom of choice in determining occupation and somewhat of freedom therein. This is the time when the most can be done with the pupils. They ave enthusiastic, and this Is the time when the desire to emulate is strongest. lit this period I would emphasize the study of contemporaneous events, feats In science and englnering, such as the Owens River acqueduct, and irrigation ideas, and what science is doing In the way of combating disease, the discov eries made in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis. I would include a knowledge of the work of organized charity and its branches. MANY ELECTIVES. , "There would, of course, be certain prescribed subjects for this group, but in addition thereto, J would prescribe as many electives as possible, so that every child in the seventh and eighth grades would not have to take exactly the Kama work as every other child, as at present. I should wish the work bf this group to be exceedingly rich in content and variety, and particularly In human interest, and far from all that U academic in education. Much emphasis should bo placed oa learning how to study, how to use the library and get satisfactory material from the same with expedition and with Judgment. If a child foresees that he wilt wish to take Latin or German In the high school rroper. I would have bim begin these languages when he enters this group, giving him six years' work in the same, instead of four, as according to the old arrangement. The advantage of this is manifest, especially in reaard to the modern language?. The earlls-r thev a-e bogun. the easier it is for the children to learn them, and they stav with the children longer than when Ihey are learned in later years. The work of this group should be so shaped as to make more easy the transition from the work of the elementary grades to work in the high school. The teachers wf this department should fcava a broad culture, and tie best of exnerlence in work la the grades. Too much emphtslo cr.ri-not be placed on the importance t these years in the life of the child. It Is the impressionable and formative period, and starting children In the right direction will accomplish wonders. "By 'an arr-tng.iment of this kind It would seem that the work of the "high school proper, could be mud more Intensive than it is at present with more rigid requirements and a higher standard of schnlarFhlp than the present system derrands, and without working any hardship upon the young people entering. If the work I have outlined be carefully and efficiently done, the Incoming student wi'l have developed a more serious attitude toward his work. He will have found his bearings, mentally, so far as his subjects are concerned. . The break will not be so greut or so discouraging as with the plan under which the schools of the present time operate. "Another point is, that the pupils entering the high school proper will have a greater cohesion than now obtains. As it is, students dribble Into the high school In small numbers, and from many schools, They are wholly lacking in anything approaching a community feeling, or a feeling of group responsibility. They have ha4 no ex perienee in organized action, and are not conscious of their individual re- npunsioiiuy ,n coniriDutmg to the establishment of a etudent-body sentiment, which shall be high and lofty in its purposes and influence. In consequence it is difficult for the student body of the school to assimilate such properly, and if the existing sehooi morale De low, tney are in no wise able to lift it. With three years of community life at the centers wherein the administrative methods are shaped to develop this responsibility, It would naturally seem that the student enters the high school proper at a much higher level, with respect to student body momle, than at prcaent. OBJECTIONS', "I real lie fully that a plan as far-reaching as this Is not without Its disadvantages, which should be carefully anticipated in every community before it he placed In operation. "These objections would ariee from three sources. (1) From some of tho members of the school corps; 2) frcm somaof the parents of the uominuhi.ty-' and (J) because of thejieeeily for a readjustment of administrative 'Jo-tails to meet the plan. "As to the first, when the plan is In full operation, the result would be that a number of tho schools would be left without their present seventh and eighth grades, which possiblv will render the position of principal of the school somewhat less desirable than it Is at the present time. Furthermore, It will mean some shifting of the teachers of the department. However, there is this to be said: That It would be i,nnecesary, and mdeed undesirable, to place the plan limits entirety in operation at once. It would be a comparatively easy matter to work it out gradually, permitting the transition to be extended over a considerable period uf time. This would give adequate time for both the teachers and principal to make whatever adjustment necessary without any hardship to thsmselves. And so far as the principals ae concerned, the enrollment would be Increased over what obtains at t'.ie present time, so there should be no loss of salary due t this rau.ie. "The second objection, which may come from some of the parents, namely, the inconvenience of sending children to a nmewhat mOT? distant school, will be more difficult tn meet. City people have become si accustomed to proximity to a sehooi, that they dislike greatly, in many Instances, to send their children even a few blocks further to another school. This inconvenience -could, in a large measure, be met by retaining at each center six roams for the use of the children of the six elementary grades, who live in its Immediate neighborhood. nd thus only those living at a distance from the center would be required to go to another school. Inconvenience cannot be wholly avoided, but there Is the gain to the child to be considered in the increased efficiency of the department. The third source of difficulty, that of formulating the courses of study, adjusting the parts to sm-ure unity ami fleihility. are nil administrative difficulties requiring time to work out, but to my mind, offering no serious ot-fctacle." Rnr-Admlral Kimball, now In com mand of the American vessels on thjj"."j:. 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