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1 JJ5 RASMUS 5 e MIDQCTTA NIDOETT A HERO WHERE WORK DEMANDS HEROISM HEROISMAMERICAN
AMERICAN BRIG WATER WITCH WRECKED ON BRENTONS POINT R L SURFBOAT AND BOAT WAGON AT A MODERN LIFESAVING STATION
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I FIRST UNITED STATES LIFESAVING STATION STATIONAt I RASMUS RAS S MIDGETT MIDGETTA
At Sandy Hook N J A Typical Man in the Service
Story st ry of the Rescue SingleHanded of ofT ofT ofTin
T Tin n Men From a Wreck Off Hatteras HatterasWhen HatterasWhen HatterasWhen
When the Surfman Ten Times TimesVentured TimesVentured TimesVentured
Ventured His Own Life
HBmaking HE making of an empire republichas republic republichas repubUchas
TIIEma1dDS has developed the latent heroism heroismla herol herotarnIn m m1n
la many a manly breast and the thedaring thedar1ng thedaring
daring exploits of our soldier boys boysacross boysacross boysacross
across the Paclflo Pacl o have been heralded heraldedfrom henJdedfrom heraMedfrom
from ono end of tho land to the other otherBut otherBut otherBut
But here at home we have an D array arrayof armyof rmy rmyof
of fighters in the service of Uncle Sam Sarawho Samwbo Samwho
who have performed deeds of valor call callins callJ calling
ins J for a n degree of courage equal to tothat tothat tothat
that of a Funston or a Hobson They Theyknow Theyknow Theyknow
know nothing of the mechanism of a aKragJorgoneen aXragJorgansen aBragJorg
KragJorgoneen BragJorg sen they the have been b drilled drilledin drilledIn drilledIn
in the use of the only gun designed de lgned to tocave toaave tosave
cave life Instead of to kill killMost kJ11Most killMost
Most Treacherous Foe FoeThe FoeThe FoeThe
The enemy they face Is more teacher teacherous teacheroua teacherous
ous than a Moro and Incomparably Incomparablymore
more formidable in attack and anddefense anddelBDM anddcfew4
defense The victories they have havewon bavewon havewon
won the lives they have rescuedfrom rescued rescuedfrom re cued cuedtrom
from their foe evidences a quality of ofheroism othorotem ofheroism
heroism that has never been outdone by bythe
1 the boys In blue Now and then stories storiesof storiesot storiesof
of their achievements find they way into intothe Intoth Intothe
the th newspapers and magazines but butmany butm butmaul
many m y of their most daring deeds never nevercome nevercome nevercome
come to the ear r of the general public publicThis publicTbla publicThis
This Uttl little army of 2000 OOO men patrols patrolsthe patrolsthe patrofethe
the ocean and lake coasts oo tlil of the United UnitedStates UnitedStat Unitedj
j Stat States keeping vi vigilant tlant watch for die distressed dl dltr dietressed ¬
tressed tr mariners under a system ay Kem of dis discipline dlllc1pltAe diecipline ¬
cipline as rigorous as that maintained maintainedin
in the army and they have hav b Men en InetruatenW In Instrumental Instrumental ¬
strumental in saving vlng thousands thou andM upon uponthousands uponthoua uponthousands
thousands thoua dll ef t lives Itv from the sea am an4 mil million mlf1Ioaeupon ¬
110118 1Ioaeupon lion upon millions of property propertyOne proMrtyOne propertyOne
One of the most noteworthy rescues rescuesof NHCUfHIot rescueso1
of roeeat years ear was made mad by Surfman SurfmanS 9urtmannaau SurfmanRaem
Raem naau ue > S Midgett Jdptt of the Chill Shoal ShoalBtattoo ShoalttJee Shoalstation
station coast ooe t of North Carolina at the thewreck thewreek thewreck
wreck of the barkentine Priscilla Pnc la of ofBaltimore orDalttplOra ofBaltimaore
Baltimore bound for Rio de d Janeiro Janeirowith Janolrow1th Jamefrowith
with a ear ears eargs of general merchandise IftQroha dl e ev
v
I and having on board a a crew of twelve twelvethe telveI twelvethe
the captains wife and son sonThe sooThe sonThe
I The Priscllla left Baltimore August u 121St8
1898 and proceeded on her voya voy voyage with without withml without ¬
out mishap ml b6p until the leth when hen she sheencountered he heencountered j jencountered
encountered a violent gale which carried carriedaway carriedaway carriedaway
away her lower topsail mainsail mRInN1l and andmain andmain andmain
main staysail tn aal1 In this disabled con condition condlUon conditlon ¬
dition she drifted for twentyfour hours hoursto hoUnJto hoursto
to the southwest and finally struck struckbottom struckbottom struckbottom
bottom oft HtAit Hattuau ras Shoals ShoalsThe ShoalsThe ShoalsThe
The wind was blowing a hurricane hurricanewhen hurrlc hurricanewhen ne newhen
when she stranded and the teas eas swept sweptover sweptover sweptover
over her with awful fury smashing the thecabin thecabin thecabin
cabin skylights and carrying away the themast theJIUUItJ themasts
mast and washing overboard the thecaptains thecaptaIn thecaptains
captains wife and son > > on and two of the thecrew thecrew thecrew
crew In a short time the hull broke brokeIn brokeIn brokeIn
In two amidships Fortunately those thosestill tho thoseetllf e estut
still on board found themselves on the theafter theatter theafter
after portion which although It con continued contlnuM continued ¬
tinued to pound with terrific force did didnot didnot didnot
not careen when the parts separated separatedAs aep rated ratedJJ
As JJ daylight approached the gale galeabated galeabat galeabated
abated abat somewhat and the broken hull hullrested hullre hullrested
rested re ted easier ea ler But the weather was so sothick sothick sothick
thick that the hapless haplf > 88 sailors could not notascertain notUo notascertain
ascertain Uo < ertaln their whereabouts although althoughthey althoughthey althoughthey
they knew from soundings taken that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the shore was not far distant They Theywere Theywere Theywere
were without means of signaling Evenif Even EvenIf EvenIC
If the necessary material had been at athand athand athand
hand It is i doubtful If they could have haveused haveusod haveused
used It Waves Vave were continually break breakIng breakIng breaking
Ing over the wreck and it required all alltheir alltheir alltheir
their strength to keep from being beingwashed beingwuhod beingwashed
washed away a wa
awayCries
Cries for Help HelpAt HelpAt HelpAt
At intervals thoy sent up cries for forhelp torhelp forhelp
help Tho terrible buffeting of wind and andwave andwave andwave
wave however was telling heavily uppnthem uPfn uPfnthem > n nthem
them It seemed
> > Inevitable that in a ashort ahort ashort
short hort time even the strongest t must give giveup gleup giveup
up his hI hold holdThe holdThe holdThe
The castaway castaway were wer in this th pitiable pitiablecondition pltlablacondition pitiablecondition
condition when Surfman Midgett mak ¬
log the south patrol from his station stationapproached stationapproeched stationapproached
approached the scone of the disaster disasterWhile disasterWblJe disasterWhile
While picking his hi way wa on horseback horsebackacrofts hOrsebackaclON hirsebackacross
across gullies and through the surfwhich surf surfwhich surtwhich
which inundated the low beach far backfrom back backfrom haclctrom
from the normal shore line he discov discovered disco discoorocI discovorod ¬
ered floating oatlng objects which he took to tobe tobe
be cans can or buckets bucketsA 1
A short distance on they the became becamethicker becamethkker tcamf tcamfthicker
thicker and he dismounted and picked pickedup PICIUlup pickedup
up two or three of them Farther he hecame hecame hecame
came across ecro boxes barrels and other otherwreckage otherreckaga otherwreckage
wreckage piled up on the beach beachHis beachhlis I
His Iii experience as a surfman told him himwhat himwhat I Iwhat
what his discovery dl covcry portended and andmounting andmounting I Im
m mounting Untlng his horse he hurried on as asrapidly asrapidly J Jrapidly
rapidly as possible In search of the thewreck thewreck 1 1reck
wreck reck which he was sure auto he would find findnot findnot
not far off At length he heard a cry cryof cryof cryof I
of distress dl trou followed by a chorus of ofshouts ofahou ofshouts
shouts ahou tB
Voices Not ot Far Off OffAlthough OffAlthough OffAlthough
Although the darkness was still so sogreat sogr6t sogreat
great that he could see only onl a few feet feetaway feetaway feetaway
away the voices seemed to be very near nearDismounting noarDIsmounting nearDismounting
Dismounting and fastening his horse he hegroped hegroped hegroped
groped his way through the glocm in the thedirection thedlrecUon thedirection
direction whence came the calls He Hesoon Hesoon Hesoon
soon found himself at the waters edge edgeon edgeon edgeon
on the face of a bluff considerably considerablyhigher considerablyhigher considerablyhigher
higher than the surrounding beach beachFrom beachFrom beachFrom
From this vantage point he made out outtho outtho outthe
tho lines of a ships hull rising and andfalling andfaIUng andfalling
falling with the ocean swell Against Againstthe Againstthe Againstthe
the sky he faintly discerned the forms formsof formsot formsof
of several persons huddled together togetherupon togetherupon togetherupon
upon itExamining It ItExamining ItEx
Examining Ex mlnlng the descent oscent In front lie liecautiously hecautiously I Icautiously
cautiously made his way down to the thewaters thewntcrs thewaters
waters edge Watching a favorable op opportunity opportunlt opportunity ¬
portunity when wh n the breakers receded recededhe recededhe recededhe
he waded out as near to the wreck as asIn asIn asin
In his judgment safety permitted permittedmeantime permittedmeantime permittedmeantime
meantime answering the call of those thoseon thoseon thoseon
on board
Promised to Try TryOne TryOne ry ryOno
One of their number called to know knowif knowIf knowit
if he was a lifesaver Midgett shouted shoutedback shoutedbatk shoutedbank
back backYes
Yes YesThen I 1Then IThen
Then came cam the cry cryCan cryCan cryCan
Can you ou save us usThe usThe usThe
The reply repl of the surfman surmnn was wasI wasI
I will try tryA tnA tryl trylA
A hundred foot out In the thundering thunderingsurf thunderingurt thunderingsurf
surf urt were ten men in a position of extreme ex extreme extreme ¬
treme peril clinging to a broken ship sblpD
D
which threatened momentarily to go to topieces topieces topieces
pieces On the beach was wa a single life HfeSttvor IIfestiver lifesaver
saver Three miles througn ihe h he heavy heavynight heannight heavynight
night was the the station from which it itwould Itwould itwould
would take more than an hour to sum summon 8ummon summon ¬
mon assistance assistanceIf
If a rescue were to be made it would wouldhave wouldhaYC wouldhave
have to be done quickly There was wasperhaps wasperhops wasperhaps
perhaps only ono chance in fifty tt that thatMidgett thatUdgctt thatllidgett
Midgett could save the poor fellows fellowsHe fellowsHe fellowsHe
He decided to take the one chance chanceRescue
I IRescue jRescue
Rescue Accomplished j jHallooing I IHalloolnR 1Halloolng
Hallooing to the men to bd b ready rltd when whenhe whenhe whenhe
he gave the signal he ran down to the thewreck thewreck thewreck
wreck on the heels of an outgoing outgoingwave outgoingWRYC
wave up to t Ills waist In water and andcalled andcalled andcalled
called for one of them to jump over overClutching oerClutching overClutching
Clutching the man who responded hej he hehalt hehalf
half carried half dragged him up lP the thesteep thesteep thesteep
steep bank out of reach of the surf surfSome surtSomo surfSome
Some Idea of the celerity necessary necCssar to toaccomplish toaccomplish toaccomplish
accomplish this feat may ma bo had from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the fact that it had to be done done between betweentho betweentho betweenthe
tho outgoing of one sea and the Incom Incoming IncomIng incoming ¬
ing of another Delay would have been beenfatal beenratal beenfatal
fatal The waves were rolling twenty twentyfeet twent twentteet twentyfeet
feet high and had they overtaken the theerurfman thosurtman thesurfman
erurfman ho would have been carried carriedout cardedout carriedout
out and drowned by tho powerful un undertow untlertow undertow ¬
dertow dertowAs tlertowAs dertowAs
As In the first instance he assisted assistedseven assistedsevcn assistedseven
seven sailors to safety There were werestill weresUIl werestill
still three on board so exhausted and andbruised andbruised andbruised
bruised they tho could not help themselves themselvesas
as their shipmates had done To get getthem getthem getthem
them over tho side Midgett had to climb climbup cUmbup climbup
up on deck hold on until a n sea passed passedover passedover passedover
over them and receded then lower his hisman hIsman Ifsman
man and drop after him Three times timeshe timesho < J Jho
ho did this each tlmo struggling back backwith backwitb backwith
with a nearly lifeless form in his arms armsWreck armsWreck armsWreck
Wreck Broken Up UpFifteen UpFitteon UpFifteen
Fifteen minutes after the last man thanwas manwas manwas
was rescued the hull went to pieces piecesUp p1ooesUp piecesUp
Up on tho beach however out of reach reachof reachor reachof
of the hungry sea lay ten men batter battered battered battered ¬
ed and bleeding and stripped of nearly nearlyevery nearlyeery nearlyevery
every vestige of clothing but saved savedFor BlLvedFor savedFor
For this heroism Surfman Mldgett was wasawarded aasawaFded as asawarded
awarded a gold medal medalAn medalAn medalAn
An Incident no less heroic and pic picturesque plcturooqlo picturesque ¬
turesque than the above was the rescue rescueeffected rescuectrected rescueeffected
effected by b3o the lifesaving crew cr w of ofCharlotte ofCharlotte ofCharlotte
Charlotte New York who saved four fourmen tourmen fourmen
men and one woman from the wreck wr ck of oftha atthe ofthe
the schooner John R Noyes lost on onLako onLako onLake
Lako Ontario December cember 16 1902 The Thei
i
circumstances of the case are set forthin forth forthIn forthIn
In a letter from the Secretary of o the theTreasury theTrta5ury theTreasury
Treasury transmitting tran mlttlng the medals medalsStory medalsStory medalsStory i
Story of a Rescue RescueAbout Resc RescueAbout e eAbout
About 630 p m of December 14 ho hosays hesa hosays i
sa says s tho train master of the New York YorkCentral YorkCentral YorkCentral
Central Railroad at Charlotte New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York received a telegram requesting requestinghim requestinghim requestinghim
him to notify noUf Keeper Gray Gra of your our sta stntlon station statIon ¬
tion that a vessel veseet showing signals of dis distress dlstrc distress ¬
tress trc s lay 10 at anchor about three miles milesoff milesart milesoff
off Lakeside Lltke lde twentythree miles from fromCharlotte fromChnrlotte fromCharlotte
Charlotte and upon upourecelpt receipt of the Infor Information InformaUon Information ¬
mation the keeper Instantly prepared preparedto
to co to her or relief reliefThe rollotThe reliefThe
The harbor tug was frozen In the ice iceup Iceup leoup
up the river and therefore could not nottow nottow nottow
tow the surfboat to the scene while to toundertake toundertake toundertake
undertake to pull twentythree miles milesagainst mHesagaInst milesagainst
against a heavy pea on a winter night nightand nightnnd nightand
and with unmistakable omens of a astorm astonn astorm
storm at a t hand would have ha e been use useleas useless useless
less and foolhardy Therefore tho keep keeper ke keeper p por ¬
er wisely resolved to proceed by rail to toLakeside toLakeside toLakeside
Lakeside and thence If possible reach reachtho reachtho reachthe
tho vessel He promptly secured orders ordersfor ordersCor ordersfor
for a special train at Windsor Beach Beachand Benchm Beachand
and m a gang of shovelers set to work to tobreak tobrenlt tobreak
break out two fiat cars standing on a asiding nsiding asiding
siding Owing however to the deep deepsnow deepsnow deepsnow
snow and other obstructions It was wasnearly wasnearl wasnearly
nearly nearl two hours before the lifesaving lifesavingcrew Utesavingcrew lifesavingcrew
crew could get to the depot with the thewagon thewagon thewagon
wagon carrying a surfboat and it was wasan wasan
an hour later when the train was ready readyTo readyTo readyTo
To Encourage Wrecked Wr ked Crew CrewAt CrewAt CrewAt
At U30 p m tho shore was gained gainedand sn1nedand gainedand
and while the boat was being removed removedfrom removedtrom removedfrom
from the sleds the keeper proceeded to a abluff ablutr abluff
bluff and burned a red Coston signal signalwith signalwith signalwith
with the hope that it might be visible visibleto visibleto visibleto
to the crew of the distressed vessel essel and andencourage nndencourage andencourage
encourage them Before embarking he healso heal90 healso
also obtained from the person who rent rentthe tentthe gentthe
the telegram as good an idea of her po position potlilion poeltion ¬
sition as he could give Then launch launching launchIng launching ¬
ing the boat the crow pulled outside into intothe Intothe intothe
the heavy heav sea but the weather was bit bittor blttor bitter
tor cold and the air was so filled with withthick withthick withthick
thick vapor covering the water that thatafter thatIlfter thatafter
after making makln an oiling of about a n mile milethe milethe milethe
the keeper found it Impossible to see seea seen seea
a n dozen yards ahead aheadNevertheless aheadNevorthellss aheadNevertheless
Nevertheless ho kept on by com compass compass compass ¬
pass until about 3 I oclock o lock In the morning morn mornIng mornIng
Ing and for about three and onehalf onehalfhours onehlllfhours onehtlfhours
hours fruitlessly fru1t1e ly continued the search searchburning searchburning searchburning
burning several Coston signals Finally Finallyhowever Finallyhowever Finallyhowever
however the bewilderment proved so
Some Other Thrilling Stories of the Devo Devotion Devotion Devotion ¬
tion to Duty and Sacrifice of Self SelfShown SelfShown SelfShown
Shown by Men in the Life LifeSaving Lif LifSaving LifeSaving
Saving Service
disheartening that he felt compelled to towait tovalt towait
wait for daylight and therefore ordered orderedthe ordoredthe orderedthe
the boat ashore At A his request the peo people people peepie ¬
ple of the ne vicinity kindled a large bon bonfire bonfire bonfire ¬
fire which it was thought might possi possibly P085tbl3o possibly ¬
bly be seen from the vcseeL while all allhands aUhands allhands
hands were permitted to lie down for an anhour anhour anhour
hour and a 6 half upon straw tmw brought by bythe bJthe bythe
the farmers After breakfast bre ktnst procured procuredat
at a farmhouse near by the keeper sent sentthe sentthe sentthe
the entire crew along the cliffs for the thepurpose thepurpose thepurpose
purpose of sighting the vessel essell if possible possiblewhen possiblewhen possiblewhen
when daylight da Ught should break but no signs signsof tsfgosot signsof
of her were discos discovered dlscOired red and again he helaunched helaunched belaunched
launched leaving a man on shore with withinstructions withInstructions withinstructions
instructions to ascend tQ the top of a awindmill awlndmUl awindmill
windmill standing on a hill and if he heshould heshould heshould
should pick her up to signal which way waythe waythe waythe
the boat should go goSchooner goSchooner goSchooner
Schooner Sighted SightedAs SightedAs
As soon as the lookout reached the thetop thetop thetop
top of the mill he discovered the schoon schooner
er showing a mere speck in the th dlsj dlsjtance dis distance distance
tance and upon his signal the keeper keeperput keeperput keeperput
put back and made her out very vCr well wellwith wellwith wellwith
with the aid of marine ma marine 1ne glasses Taking Takingnote Tnk1ngnote Takingnote
note of her bearings bearlnis by b3o the compass ho hoagain hoIlgaln hoagain
again launched and having the wind windastern windastern windastern
astern soon made a distance of tcn tcnmiles tcnmiles tenmiles
miles off shore when the wind came camebrisk camobrisk camebrisk
brisk from the east with a a strong beam beamsea beamsea beamsea
sea which hlch compelled him to proceed In Inthe Inthe inthe
the dangerous trough of tho combing combingwaves combingwaves combingwaves
waves and the weather was so cold coldthat coldthat coldthat
that the spray spm rapidly covered the boat boatand boatand boatand
and Its occupants with Ice The condi conditions conditions conditions ¬
tions then constantly constant1 grew moro difficult difficultand dlfttcultand difficultand
and when the boat reached the wreck wreckat wreckat wreckat
at 1130 a 0 tn twenty miles off shore shorethe shorethe shorethe
the wind was blowing very hard an 1 the
sea was running high highThe highur highThe
ur The c vessel and nd her crew were In Inmost a amost amost
most pitiful condition Shq Sh had 10 it her hersails hersalls hersails
sails yawl awl boat and both anchors had hadher l1adher hadher
her cabin smashed In was leaking lellkln fast fahtand fastand taste
and was heavily hcavil incumnered with Ice IceShe leeShe iceShe
She was simply a helpless wreck drift drifting drlting drifting ¬
ing about at the mercy of the storm stormAll stormAll
All on board were suffering grievously grievouslyfrom grlevouIYtrom grievouslyfrom
from exposure for more than fifty hours hoursand hoursRnd hoursand
and from lack of food for upward upwat of ofthirtysix atthlrt3odx ofthirtysix
thirtysix hours They had lost hope hopebidden hopebidden hopebidden
bidden one another goodby and werelying were werelying Werelying
lying on the deck benumbed despairing despairingand despalrlJgand despairingand
and some of them hysterical In a lit little 11ttIe littie ¬
tIe while all would have perished perishedHaving perishedHavlng perishedHaving
Having wrapped the woman omnn in the thokeepers thekeepers thekeepers
keepers overcoat and provided her herwith herwith herwith
with mittens the lifesavers managed to toplace toplace toplace
place all hands safely into the surf surfboat surfboat surfboat
boat and as nothing could bo dono to tosave tosave tosave
save the wreck the keeper pushed off offquickly ot otquickly offquickly
quickly with a view of gaining the land landbefore landbefore landbefore
before darkness should shut down All Allwere Allwere Altwere
were wellnigh worn out and the return returntrip returntrip returntrip
trip lay In In the trough of the sea which whichmado whichmado whichmade
mado it necessary to constantly head headthe headthe headthe
the boat up to the breakers whereby her herprogress herprogress herprogress
progress was much impeded A little littleassistance Itttleassistance littleassistance
assistance was W rendered at the oars by bysome bysome bysome
some of the shipwrecked men when whenthey whenthey whenthey
they were sufficiently recovered and af after atter after ¬
ter an extremely trying experience the theshore theshoro theshorn
shore was reached about 430 p m a amile amUe amile
mile and a a half hal from the launching launchingplace launchingpI launchingplace
place pI i iIce
Ice Obstructions ObstructionsThere ObstructionsThere 1 1There
There however on account of the thoformidable the1onnldllble theformidable
formidable accumulation of Ice the thoboat theboat theboat
boat could not land and the crew were weretherefore weretherefore weretherefore
therefore compelled to carry the rescued rescuedpersons re9cuedpersons rescuedpersons
persons ashore through the water and andIce andice j jIce
Ice on their shoulders Then they pull pulled pullcd pulled ¬
ed farther down where horses dragged draggedthe draggedthe draggedthe
the boat ashore for or transportation transportationAfter transportationuAtter transportationAfter
After partaking of a warm warm supper supperkindly supperklndly supperkindly
kindly furnished by thoughtful women womenin womenIn women1n
in the vicinity the crew proceeded with withthe withthe withthe
the boat to Lakeside and thence by bytrain bytrain bytrain
train to Windsor Indoor Beach the starting startingpoint startingpoint startingpoint
point where thoy arrived about 930 930p 930p 830p
p m December 15 having been en engaged engaged engaged ¬
gaged in this extremely hazardous en enterprise ent enterprise ¬
terprise t rprise more than a day and a night nightwithout nightwithout nightwithout
without sleep and with no rest savo S < LO for foran tornn foran
an anxious hour and a half In the open openair openolr openair
air spent upon a bit of straw spread spreadupon spreadupon spreadupon
upon the snow snowThey 5no 5noThc snowThey
They Thc were under oars from 1130 p pm pm pm
m of tho 14th to 430 p m of the 16thcontinuously 16th 16thcontinuously 11thonUnt11s1y
continuously with the exception of ofabout ofabout ofabout
about two hours having pulled ha a
heavy seaway nearly nea iy or quite sixty sixtymllep stxtymUefl sixtymiles
miles and all were more or less frost frostbitten frostbitten frostbitten ¬
bitten some seriously Grave appre apprehensions apprehensions apprehenslons ¬
hensions existed on shore lest they theyshould theyshould theyshould
should be loft lot and preparations were weremade weremade weremade
made to send out a rescue r CUe party It Itnecessary l lneccS60ry ifnecessary
necessary Throughout all these trying tryingcircumstances tryingc1rctlmSta11ces tryingcircumstances
circumstances you ou nobly bore your part partand portand partand
and that you ou and your comrades freely
Jeopardized your lives lves Is clearly estab established est2bUshed established ¬
lished
Instance of Heroic Daring DaringI
1 1 find great pleasure i > Ieasuro in acting under underth
the th law as the medium for the bestowal bestowalof
of the accompanying gold medal which
is designed to bear testimony at o ex ¬
treme and herolo daring da ng in saving life
from the perils z > erlls of the sea seaAlbert zreaAlbPrt seaAlbert
Albert Bernston surfman of the
Golden Gate LifeSaving Station re received receled received ¬
ceived s a silver medal for gallant con ¬
duct in rescuing a man from drowning
September 6 1SOL 1SOLAbout 1001About 1901About
About 11 a m several severn persons were
fishing off the rocks at Point I Lobos > bos
Cal when one of them John Eater S < lter ten feasome tensomo fellsome
some twenty feet Into the surf where
he was dashed about at the foot of the thecliff thecliff theclla
cliff while his companions were unable
to rescue him h Weal Weakened + ened ed by his des desperate desperato desperate ¬
perate struggles he was finally swept pt
into a a cavern in the th side of the cliff cliffabout c11aabout cliffabout
about eight feet wide and ten feet high higfcat highat highat
at tho entrance and extending exten Jng Jngsome backsome back backsome
some fifty feet growing narrower and5 and5moro and andmora andtmore
moro dangerous all the way Ho soon
drifted < 1 against ono side of the cave
whore he secured a 3 precarious hand hanc hanchold
hold on the wet w t and Jagged rocks and andsucceeded andsucceeded andsucceeded
succeeded In keeping his head above abovewater abovewllter abovewater
water
1
Lowered Into Cove CoveJohn CaveJohn CavaJohn
John Hyslop the marine observer at atPoint atPoint atPoint
Point Lobos learned of tho accident accidentand nccl accidentand ent entnnd
and immediately Imme 1ately conveyed tho Informa Information 1normatlon info ma maLion ¬
Lion to Surfman Bernston on lookout
in tho lifesaving tower I Leaving eavlns Mr
Hyslop to notify the keeper > the surf surfman BUrlman surfman
man seized a a life buoy with a Una at attached attaohed attaohed
taohed and hastening to the he edge of
the bluff was lowered by a Po rape IssW
to two or three men until ha h reached reachedthe reachedthe eaclledthe
the mouth of the cavern when hs h threwthe threw threwthe threwthe
the buoy closo to Sater and shouted for forhim forhim forhim
him to grasp it but the Imperiled man manappeared mnnnppeared manappeared
appeared to be too much exhausted g Tiamted < to tomake tomake tomake
make the attempt and clung to the therocks therocks therocks
rocks begging for help hcl and despairingly despairinglycrying d dcrylng despairinglycrying
crying that he could not hold on znnok moultlonger znnoklonger mnoklonger
longer longerSatisfied longerSatls1Jed longerSatisfied
Satisfied that Sator Snt r did not darotako dare darotakoto tako takoto
to the buoy Bernston hauled It back backand backand OOckand
and passing the line to some SOm men who whohad whohad whohad
had meantime arrived on the rocks by bya bya
a 0 roundabout roun about way got Inside the buoy buoyh1mselt
himself and swam Into the cavern Ha Hathen Itathen Usthen
then lashed Sater to the buoy and he howas hewas hewas
was hauled out in safety while Bern Berneton BeIUstan Bornton
eton ton remained clinging to the slippery slipperyrocks sllpperyrocks slipperyrocks
rocks As soon as Sates was landed the thebuoy thebuoy thebuoy
buoy was floated back to Bemston and andhe andhe andbe
he in turn was irnS hauled out safely safelyThomas MtelyTbomas safelyThomas
Thomas Duggan of New York city citywas citywas citywas
was awarded a n silver lifesaving medal medalfor medaIfor medalfor
for heroic conduct on several occasion occnslon61n occasionhi
hi rescuing persons pe ons from drowning drowningTHE dro droTHE drowningTHE
THE ART OF LmE LmEWhat ABELWhat LIBEL LIBELWhat
What has become of the gentle art artof artor artof
of suing for libel In business busfn s circles circlesarticles clrc1011articles circlesarticles
articles go about from paper to paper paperwhich paperwhich paperwhich
which years yeoS ago would have shocked shockedwhole shockewholo shockedwhole
whole communities at a n stroke Here Hereis HeroIs Hereis
is tho Wall Street Journal telling tellingabout tellin tellinnbout tellingabout
about the Anaconda mining property propertyand propertyand propertyand
and complacently remarking that It ItIs ItIs itis
Is said the managers of the Amalgamat Amalgamated ¬
ed Copper Company bought the ma majority majorJt majority ¬
jority jorJt of and the Anaconda stat stock at m mper 33 Yiper 33per
per share and picked up p more than 50and 50 50and 50and
and th then < m turned t 4 In the entire 800000 800000to soooooto tOO000to
to 900000 9000 900 < > > 3 shares at 60 a ahoro to the thecompany thacom1J thecompany
company com1J I1 for which they the were ore trustees trusteesThis trustetSoThls trusteesThis
This would mean a profit of from 10 to toS5 toa
S5 a share on 500000 shares or say say1iOOOOOO
15000000 to 20000000 made by the in inslders insiders insiders
siders by b purchasing from themselves themselvesI themselsCan themselvesCan
I Can such charges be met with silence silenceend sllen silenceend < f fcnd
end has business reached the point pointwhere pointuhere pointvrhere
where such i uch assertions are received as asmatters isnatters 1S 1SJIlatters
matters of course We Va would be glad gladto gTadto gladto
to publish an answer to the remark remarkable remarkable remarkable ¬
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