Bedford Daily Mail
July 1, 1920
Page 1

Frances, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Taylor of Linton, formerly of this city, underwent an operation this morning at her home for the removal of her tonsils. A message from there today said she was getting along nicely.



By Heat Was Southeastern Fireman Yesterday at Giberson Yards

Raymond Pace, a Southeastern fireman, was taken suddenly ill yesterday afternoon while on is engine at the Giberson yards.

The engine was attached to a caboose and Pace was rushed to the city and taken to the office of Dr. Simpson, one of the company's surgeons, who found him suffering from cramps, probably due to excessive heat. He is some better today, but his condition was critical for a time.


Mr. and Mrs. Marian Taylor are anticipating a delightful visit from their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (difficult to read) Prall and daughter, Vera Annette, of Pasadena, California, who started for Indiana Wednesday and expect to reach here Saturday evening. Mr. Prall is the Manual Training teacher in the Pasadena schools and this is his first vacation in seven years, and they will find their relatives and friend undoubtedly glad to greet them.



Lightning Plays Pranks in Freetown Home at 2 O'clock Yesterday Afternoon

Every room damaged but home was not ignited by bolt that followed terrific clap of thunder. During a thunder shower at Freetown yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, lightning struck the four-room residence of George Tabor playing many pranks but failed to ignite the house.

Mrs. Tabor was alone in the house when the storm suddenly broke and the bolt entered the house following a terrific clap of thunder. She was rendered unconscious and was found in that condition when neighbors hurried to the home. She was restored to consciousness in a short time and was found to have escaped serious injury, though much frightened by her experience.

The lightning bolt went into every room and in its tracks screens were torn from the doors and woodwork in the rooms was partly torn out.



Blacksmith at Southeastern Shops

Otto Byers, blacksmith at the Southeastern shops, suffered a severe and painful injury to the left arm about noon yesterday.

While at work, a fine piece of flying steel the size of a dime was driven into the arm about half way between the wrist and the elbow. The company's surgeons here found it necessary to perform a painful operation to the patient in removing the steel. He is getting along alright today but has a very sore arm.

The above items were typed and donated by Connie Shotts, CG.

The following was typed and donated by Randi Richardson.


Of Mrs. Ralph Tirey Occurred at Her Home at Washington, Indiana

Mrs. Ralph Tirey died at her home in Washington, Indiana, Thursday, July 1, 1920. Funeral services will be conducted at Mitchell Saturday, July 2, at ten o'clock. She leaves a husband and three children.

Mrs. Tirey was the daughter of the late Rev. Quincy Short and was born at Springville. She made her home in Springville until her marriage to Mr. Tirey. They had resided at Washington, Indiana, for some time where Mr. Tirey is the superintendent of the graded schools.

Her mother resides at Springville as does one brother, Albert. Another brother, Kin [consider Ken as a spelling variant], resides in this city. A sister, Mrs. Nellie Bridwell, resides at Avoca.