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Heroism Rewarded

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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
February
Year
1879
Copyright
Public Domain
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Jxla IjOwis, tne vjrace -uarang 01 Americn," lias been appointed keeper of the lighthouse at Lime rocks, in the harbor of Newport, R. I., at a salary of $750 per year. Her inothcr has been the custodian of the light since the death of Ida's father, a few years ago. The latter, by reason of her age, was induced to resign , through the influence of United States Senator Burnside, wlio had Ida appointed in reeognition of her services in saving life. Secretary Sherman.in his letter conveying the appointment, says: " This appointment is oonferred upon you as a mark of my appreciation for yonr noble and heroic Ć«flbrta in saving human life.' Thekeeporship of the light, tlierefore, is retained in tlic fainiiy. The salary has been increased S250 for Ida's benefit, Jlor niother will F6niaiu with her.

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Subjects
Old News
Michigan Argus