Trenton, NJ Independence Day Accidents, Jul 1934

Fourth of July mishaps of all sorts in and near Trenton sent more than a score of persons to hospitals. One death, by drowning, was reported from Eddington, below Bristol.

Doctors found it necessary to remove the left eye of Allyne Van Horne, 13, of Hamilton Square, when he was taken to Mercer Hospital after a firecracker that exploded in his hand had struck him in the face.

At Chambersburg Hospital, doctors were unable to say today whether or not 10-year-old Daniel Olszak, of 157 Randall Avenue, would lose the sight of his left eye, injured yesterday when a can under which a firecracker exploded had struck him in the forehead. Olszak is said to have been passing a group of boys who were shooting off firecrackers under a can.

A jagged edge of the can cut the eyeball, necessitating an operation.

Other fireworks victims included:
Joseph Smith, 19, 726 Cherry Tree Lane, left eye burned, and Frank Kirkham, 5, of 113 Landing Street, burned fingers, both treated at McKinley Hospital.

John Lockwood, 12, Hamilton Square, left eye injured; Herbert Hertei, 27, Philadelphia, right eye burned; Edward Madden, 6, Lawrenceville, abrasions of left eye; Warren Zorn, 12, 25 Colonial Avenue, cut of forehead, all treated at Mercer Hospital.

Other Trentonians injured by firecrackers and treated at a local hospital included:
Edward Williams, 11 years old, of 13 Walnut Avenue, burns of the eye; Tony Stolo, 12 years old, of 35 Butler Street, burns of the right hand; Dominick Fullconi, 17 years old, of 206 Washington Street, injuries to the right hand; Peter Sanfilippi, 16 years old, of 35 College Street, burns of the left shoulder; Frank Frederica, 20 years old, of 179 Anderson Street, burns of the right hand, and John Ricko, 23 years old, of 74 Asbury Street, burns of the right hand.

John T. McCauley, steward at the Lambertville Moose Home, received burns of the left hand when a firecracker exploded prematurely and was treated by a physician.

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Emil Doose, 32, of Philadelphia, was the drowning victim. With his wife and 4-year-old daughter, he had spent the holiday at an outing along the Delaware River, at Eddington. He lost his footing while bathing near an old wharf and drowned before aid could reach him.

Jennie Nevis, 18 years old, of 71 Oak Street, was rescued from drowning while swimming at Lakeside yesterday afternoon. While she was being revived at a bungalow, Chief Brettell, Sergeant Hunt and Patrolman Allen, of Hamilton Township police, arrived with an inhalator.

The girl refused to be assisted, the police report. Two hours later, a call was received by the police that the girl was in a semi-conscious condition. Patrolman Simpson responded and took the girl to a hospital. There, the officer states, the girl once more refused to be assisted. She was then taken to her home.

Walter Klama, 18, of 212 Randall Avenue, suffered a cut on the head while swimming in the river here yesterday and received treatment at Chambersburg Hospital.

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Fourth of July mishaps of all sorts in and near Trenton sent more than a score of persons to hospitals. One death, by drowning, was reported from Eddington, below Bristol.

Doctors found it necessary to remove the left eye of Allyne Van Horne, 13, of Hamilton Square, when he was taken to Mercer Hospital after a firecracker that exploded in his hand had struck him in the face.

At Chambersburg Hospital, doctors were unable to say today whether or not 10-year-old Daniel Olszak, of 157 Randall Avenue, would lose the sight of his left eye, injured yesterday when a can under which a firecracker exploded had struck him in the forehead. Olszak is said to have been passing a group of boys who were shooting off firecrackers under a can.

A jagged edge of the can cut the eyeball, necessitating an operation.

Other fireworks victims included:
Joseph Smith, 19, 726 Cherry Tree Lane, left eye burned, and Frank Kirkham, 5, of 113 Landing Street, burned fingers, both treated at McKinley Hospital.

John Lockwood, 12, Hamilton Square, left eye injured; Herbert Hertei, 27, Philadelphia, right eye burned; Edward Madden, 6, Lawrenceville, abrasions of left eye; Warren Zorn, 12, 25 Colonial Avenue, cut of forehead, all treated at Mercer Hospital.

Other Trentonians injured by firecrackers and treated at a local hospital included:
Edward Williams, 11 years old, of 13 Walnut Avenue, burns of the eye; Tony Stolo, 12 years old, of 35 Butler Street, burns of the right hand; Dominick Fullconi, 17 years old, of 206 Washington Street, injuries to the right hand; Peter Sanfilippi, 16 years old, of 35 College Street, burns of the left shoulder; Frank Frederica, 20 years old, of 179 Anderson Street, burns of the right hand, and John Ricko, 23 years old, of 74 Asbury Street, burns of the right hand.

John T. McCauley, steward at the Lambertville Moose Home, received burns of the left hand when a firecracker exploded prematurely and was treated by a physician.

Tragedy Mars Outing

Emil Doose, 32, of Philadelphia, was the drowning victim. With his wife and 4-year-old daughter, he had spent the holiday at an outing along the Delaware River, at Eddington. He lost his footing while bathing near an old wharf and drowned before aid could reach him.

Jennie Nevis, 18 years old, of 71 Oak Street, was rescued from drowning while swimming at Lakeside yesterday afternoon. While she was being revived at a bungalow, Chief Brettell, Sergeant Hunt and Patrolman Allen, of Hamilton Township police, arrived with an inhalator.

The girl refused to be assisted, the police report. Two hours later, a call was received by the police that the girl was in a semi-conscious condition. Patrolman Simpson responded and took the girl to a hospital. There, the officer states, the girl once more refused to be assisted. She was then taken to her home.

Walter Klama, 18, of 212 Randall Avenue, suffered a cut on the head while swimming in the river here yesterday and received treatment at Chambersburg Hospital.

Mrs. Benjamin Salmanowitz, 55 years old, of Railroad Avenue, Hightstown, was struck in the leg by what is believed to have been a revolver blank. She was watching some children throwing toy bombs yesterday morning when the accident occurred. It is believed a late-sleeper, annoyed by the children, fire a blank which struck Mrs. Salmanowitz a glancing blow. The injury was described as being slight by Dr. William L. Wilbur, of Hightstown.

Alonzo Anderson, 16, of Lawrenceville, collided with a fellow baseball player yesterday and fell to the ground. He suffered a deep cut of the scalp and was treated at Mercer Hospital.

Raymond Kerlin, 25, of 240 Hamilton Avenue, and Miss Dorothy Harrop, 19 years old, of Morrisville, were injured last night when their auto skidded and turned over near Lakehurst. Kerlin is being held under observation at Mercer Hospital. Miss Harrop was treated and then discharged.

Loss of three teeth and a cut on the scalp were suffered by 2-year-old James Jones, of Bristol, yesterday when the auto in which he was riding figured in an accident near Langhorne. He was treated by Dr. Henry Lovett, of Langhorne.

James W. Brandy, 35, of Langhorne, slowed down as he neared the scene of that accident and his car was struck in the rear by a machine operated by Miss June R. Evans, 17 years old, of George School, Newtown, Pa. Brandt’s wife suffered cuts and bruises and was treated by Dr. Lovett.

Anna Matheys, 10 years old, of Philadelphia, was slight hurt yesterday when an auto in which she was riding figured in a crash with a car on the old Lincoln Highway, near Langhorne.

Occupants of two cars that collided near Alexander’s Creek, Lambertville, escaped injury. The drivers were Francis Riordan, of Lambertville, and Allen Bye, of Newtown. Allen H. Musselman, of Lambertville, and Jerome C. Moore, of Conshocken, Pa., escaped hurts when their cars collided at Lambertville. Injuries also were escaped by Orville Brophy, of the Mercer County Workhouse, and Daniel Pinto, of 421 East Brown Street, when their cars crashed on the Jacobs Creek Road, near the River Road.

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