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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1912, Image 3

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noon, declaring ""thar'tiTe 'HQly
Father had dred.eajJy this-morh-ing.
It has since been impossible
to trace tHe source of 'this cable
gram, although every newspaper
in the city has made efforts to do
so.
It was impossible to get into
direct qomlmunication with Rome
The Italian telegraph service is
notoriously slow, and for some
reason it was even more so than
usual today.
As the afternoon wore on, and
still there was no despatch from
Rome, certain of the newspapers
took the death for granted.
More extras, with great black
-o
bprders around 'them, Tfere rush
ed on the streets; full' obituaries
of the life of the peasant who rose
to the chair of St. Peter were
printed, and the report began to
be generally believed.
Cardinal Bourne, head of the
Church in London, issued a state
ment that the report was jmpos-
i sible, but the statement received
little credence.
The Popehas been failing rap
idly since last Summer. He has
had several relapses, and' he suf
fers much from hardening of'the
arteries, an affliction which may
cause sudden rush of blood to the
brain and instant death at any,
moment.
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