Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Czar has cancer

October 15, 1894

There are conflicting reports concerning the health of Emperor Alexander III of Russia.  One doctor has "admitted" that the Czar is "afflicted with cancer is correct," according to a New York Times dispatch from St. Petersburg.

But another dispatch from St. Petersburg to The Times (London) states that Alexander is "better."  Yet another report, from the Vienna correspondent of The Times hears that his "condition is extremely unfavorable."

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