July 31, 1909
Dowager Queen Margherita of Italy, widow of the King Umberto, continues to linger "between life and death," reports the Los Angeles Times. She is attended by several court specialists, who remain in constant attendance at her bedside at the Quirinal Palace.
The Queen is suffering from cancer of the throat, which incurable. The disease is a "slow, but surely advancing disease."
Two weeks ago, cable dispatches to Italian newspapers published in the United States, prematurely announce Queen Margherita's death.