ITALY: Margherita

For some weeks distinguished medical consultants have been anxiously in attendance upon the Queen Mother Margherita of Italy, at her villa near Bordighera, famed and balmy Italian Rivera resort.

Late in the week, King Vittorio Emanuele and Queen Helena were urgently summoned to her bedside. A long standing attack of pleurisy had at length reached the crucial stage. At eleven o'clock the next morning Queen Margherita died. The Italian people as a whole unquestionably experienced a sense of a personal loss very similar to that felt throughout...

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