January 31, 1908
Empress Alexandra of Russia has taken a turn for the worse, reports the New York Times. The "nervous disability" which has baffled Russian specialists, is now "complicated" by an eye infection. The infection is considered serious to warrant possible surgery.
The Empress, the mother of five children, is "being strongly urged to try a change of climate" in order to restore her health. She may go to Germany to with her sister, Irene, the wife of Prince Henry of Prussia, who is at present taking care of a third sister, Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna.