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But Unless He Suffered Some Internal Injury



And As Sound As Ever in a Short Time-- His Friend, Ralph Himelick's Condition is Very Encouraging.


Two prominent Fayette county citizens, each one lately the object of the very worst apprehensions among their families and friends, and each still in a condition which is suficiently

full of anxiety, lie a few yards apart in the Memorial Hospital-- with certain walls dividing them-- and there is good reason for the best hope of the prompt and total recovery of both. One is Prosecutor E. Ralph Himelick, the other is Dr. J. E. Walthers, of Glenwood, whose frightful accident, at the C. I. & W. grade crossing in Glenwood yesterday afternoon was described in the News last evening.

Dr. Walthers was hurried to the hospital at mid-afternoon and was

very carefully examined. Two ribs on his right side are fractured, but not in the very worst way. His body is bruised all over, but it appears that none of these surface bruises is serious. The danger is of some internal injury. It is a real danger, yet there is no certainty that any such injury was done. Perhaps twenty-four hours will be required to determine whether or not there is. If not, then the doctor, who was literally in the jaws of death, and doubled up, ready for swallowing, will be up and out and about in a

matter of days. He is cheerful, and does not suffer extremely. Dr. Walthers' escape with his life, from the mass of wreckage into which his car was converted by the flying freight car, was as near to the miraculous as anything ever seen in Fayette county.

Prosecutor Himelick's condition is more and more encouraging. He is conscious, he is not in great distress, and he, like his friend, Dr. Walthers, is in an optimistic mood. His head is capped snugly with an ice pack, all the time. The indications, not conclusive, yet real and plain, are that the man is steadily getting well.