Last Saturday Chancey Wallace received word from Mr. J. Watson, superintendent of the deaf and dumb school at Boise, stating that his little son, Johnnie, who is attending that institute, met with a very painful accident last Wednesday. The letter in part reads as follows:
I deeply regret to state that little Johnnie met with a most painful accident this (Wednesday) morning at about 8 o’clock and by sliding down the balustrade of the front hall stairs, fell over into the hall, striking a chair injuring both arms. The left arm has both bones broken between the wrist and the elbow and the right arm has one bone fractured at the same place. I at once called a doctor, removed him in a cab to the hospital—St. Alphonsous [sic]—and Dr. Davies set the bones and will attend him professionally till he is well, which the doctor says will be in five or six days. Johnnie will remain in the hospital until he is well as the facilities for caring for him are more convenient than in the school. He is a great favorite with the entire household and all deplore that he met with the sad accident that lays him up for a few days. I wish to assure you that Johnnie will have the best of care and the state will spare no expense so you must not feel the least bit anxious.
Yours very truly,
Mr. Wallace hears from Johnnie daily and he is getting along nicely, the bones in a child of his age being nearly all animal matter they heal rapidly and without much pain.
Source: Nezperce Herald, January 16, 1908.