Philadelphia Inquirer - September 12, 1889
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6th Street - Mechanic
Street - John J. Hayes - Engine
Engine Company 1 - Samuel Lodge - Mortimer Wilson - William Bogia
Charles Robinson - Ladder Company 1 - Cooper Hospital - Daniel Scofield
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A. Goodman - William H. Cole - J. Oscar
Nichuals - Richard C.
Owen B. Jones - William T. G. Young Jr. - Levi Farnham - Frank S. Fithian
Samuel Lee - John Cherry - Samuel Lodge - C. Harry Price - Frank Vacke
Arthur Bedell - Thaddeus P. Varney - Edward Van Dyke Joline
George D. Barton - Charles Hollingshed - Councilman Charles P. Sayrs
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|Camden Post-Telegram - October 11, 1912|
A STROKE DRIVING TEAM
with paralysis while strapped to his seat of his engine Lewis
driver of No. 3 Engine
Company, held the reins for many squares before his plight was
discovered. Not until the horses were stopped by the apparatus striking
the side of the engine house were fellow members of the company aware of
his illness .
Answering a false alarm coming in from the new Colored High School at Eighth and Chestnut Streets, Stoker Samuel Lodge noticed that the engine was not being driven by Buzine with his usual care. On reaching Eighth and Chestnut Streets, and finding there was no fire Lodge ordered Buzine to drive near a horse trough for water to extinguish the embers under the engine. He was surprised when Buzine paid no heed to him.
As they neared Seventh street the rumble of an approaching electric train was heard. The horses were galloping and Lodge called to Buzine to drive more carefully. The gates dropped suddenly, the horses came to a quick halt and the train passed. Captain Robinson then pulled the bell and on the first clang the horses started with a jump, and unrestrained by the usually trained hand of the driver they sped along to Broadway when they turned suddenly, nearly crashing into the curb in front or Davis' saloon.
The animals then started down Broadway at full speed, narrowly escaping hitting many wagons.
Shaken up and suffering from bruises on the hips and sides caused by being thrown against the engine as it wobbled from side to side, Stoker Lodge jumped when the horses veered into the engine house, and hurried to Buzine, supported by straps about his waist. The driver was leaning forward with his right arm hanging by his side.
Not responding to questions Buzine, who is a brother of ex-Assistant Fire Chief Samuel Buzine was unstrapped and tenderly carried to his home at 1606 Broadway and Dr. Kirk was summoned. He feared that a ruptured blood vessel caused the paralysis of the right side. His condition today is serious.
Philadelphia Inquirer - November 23, 1918
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