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T. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
KING EDWARD VII
LONDON CELEBRATES WHILE ROYAL FAMILY
ANXIOUSLY WATCHES FOR COMPLICATIONS.
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In a rear room of this historic building, oveilooting tho gardens, King Edward VII is bins. Queen
Alexandra and the King's son, Prince George nf Wales, are by his side, and the other members of the
royal family are near.
King Rallied From Operation for Perityphlitis and, About Midnight, Fell Into a Refreshing
Sleep Believed He Has an Even Chance for Recovery Queen Alexandra, Prince of
Wales and England's Greatest Physicians by His BedsideSober English
men Forget Disappointment Over Indefinite Postponement of Coro
natioi in Anxious Sympathy for the Monarch's Condition
WAS THE OPERATION ON THE KING MISDIRECTED?
Loudon, June 25. Rumors are afloat this morning that although the neces
sity of Mirgeiy in his Majesty's case "was obvious, the actual operation was
The sjmptoms of gieat yain and high temperature pointed to appendicitis,
Jmt when the appendix was revealed It proved to be healthy, and the unexpected
existeme of a .large obfeess in the caecum was discovered.
Whether or not there is any foundation tor thee rumor?, the bulletins have
(reined to Indicate that the burgeons wele satisfied in the first instance with
the eacuatIon of -the absces aud that they made no attempt to remote the ap
pendix or obstnictures which might contain the germs of future danger, prob
ably preferring to defer sueli operation for .1 radical cure to some future
London. June 24 With dramatic fcuddenress, the King hag been stricken down upon
the ee of his coronation To-night he lies In acrltlcal condition at Buckingham Palace
In spite of the Intensity of this tragic Interruption, the lower element of London la
"mafficking" through the flag-decked streets, and a portion of ocIet. in coronation
eons and jewels, has gathered at what it called a gala coronation dinner at one of the
Eten at the gates of Buckingham Palace, within which the ablest surgeons and ph
flclans constantly remain in the hops of saving the sovereign's life, the tooting of horrs
und the sound of other revelries can bo plainly heard.
ROWDIES CELEBRATE, KING OR NO KING.
That ullrn gathering which still remains beni-atii the flarlpg palace lights is now
more bent on celebrating than on s) mp&thlzing. Wagon-loads of boisterous rowdies are
en the street; they are driving nil sorts of -vehicles and waving flags and hugging demi
johns of liquor They mako their note way from the West End to White Chapel.
Thej represent that section of the British public which no tragedj can sober Into
deceno They hae tasted license unrestrained by law In the celebrations In connection
with tho rar, and, King or no King, they will celebrate the coronation
It must be admitted that the revelers hae been misled b the technical language of
the bulletins. They seem to have no conception of the gravity of King Edward's condi
tion The thinking-people portion of tho nation, however, has gone home, numbed by the
events which the day has brought forth.
KING'S LIFE DEPENDS ON NO COMPLICATIONS.
Indescribable consternation prevails throughout the countrj, and this consternation
la reflected In the cablegrams received from all the centers of the universe
King Edward Is In a room facing the beautiful gardens of BucMnghnm Talace and
" Jar from the street and the crowd. If to-night's progress is maintained he will probably
tide over the effects of his severe operation, which has Auccesfullv n moved the local
But should any complication occur, euch as septic peritonitis, or blood poisoning. It
is feared his Majesty's present phvsical and nervous condition will piove unequal to th
There Is consequently Intense anxiety at to the outcome The King's doctors believe
that his Jlajebty would have been dead before now except for the operation
KING SOUGHT TO AVOID OPERATION TO THE LAST.
His condition became so alarming last nlght,that at one time it was feared death
plight ensue before tho surgeon's knife could afford him relief. Intense swelling of the
extremities, accompanied by alarming symptoms of morttflcatlon constituted the emer
gency which demanded an Immediate operation
To tho last the King tried to avoid this, and ho was willing to be carried to the abbey
Sor the coronation ceremony In order that It should occur as arranged.
The influence of Queen Alexandra was elicited, however, and at an early hour this
fnornlng the patient was prepared fop the operation, which, even In the skillful hands
"ii cf England's best surgeons, was fraught with
INCISION FOUR INCHES
Shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon his
fperatlng table and the anesthetic was administered
Sir Frederick Treves made the incision near the patient's groin and carried It upward.
xvlth an outward slant, for nearly four Inches. The obstruction was removed and a
tubing was plated In the affected Intestine.
King Edward's first words when he returned to consciousness were to ask for
"George" The Trlnce of Wales, who was waiting in the next room, was immediately
admitted to his father's presence
Whlio the operation was be'ing performed the great central courtjard of Buckingham
Palace, so lately the scene of such brilliant gatherings, was utterly deserted, and an Im
pressive silence reigned throughout the building The equerries talkul In whlsptrs,
servants tiptoed nbout and the tension grew almost unbearable. Then the word was
passed around "all had gone well"
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT MADE AT REHEARSAL
The first Intimation of the real condition of his Majesty was given to the united
choirs assembled In rehearsal for the coronation ceremonies at Westminster Abbey.
Tho orchtstra had been reheareing the marches since 11 o'clock. It was a quarter to
12 when Sir Frederick Bridge, stepping onto the conductor's stand, askeJ for silence, as
the Bishop of London had a serious message to deliver. Every one thought It was some
alteration in the service and the buzz of voices at once ceased
The Bishop, speaking Jp from the chancel, said:
"The King Is suffering from a complaint tfiat renders an operation necessnrj at 12
o'clock to-day. The coronation, therefcre, will have to bo postponed. We cannot do
, better than to kneel down and pray.
Tho efTect of this annojnecment can only
dead silence which followed was most Impressive. Sir Frederick, In a ubducd voice,
directed the choir to sing Talliss's Litany as arranged In the coronation books. This was
Intoned by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and followed by the hymn. "O God, Our Help
in Ages Past. At tho conclusion the Bishop of London, turning to the choir, said:
I will ask you to kneel whil the bean of Westminster gives the blessing."
Such was tho simple but heartMt service that followed the first announcement of the
Illness, on the outcome of which the nations will wait In anxious expectancy.
NEWSPAPER BULLETINS ASTOUNDEDGALA CROWDS. '
A further rehearsal of the abbey ceremony, with a choir of 400 and an orchestra of
nearly 100 strong, had been fixed for thU evening; Soon after the commencement of the
rehearsal one of the Bishops arrived and announced that he had sad news. He then
communicated the first bulletin, whereupon the rehearsal was promptly stopped. Prajers
were offered for hts Majesty and the great company at the abbey was requested to
disperse as quietly and quickly as possible. '
In the crowded streets of London, .givefc. over to the holiday. It Was a beautiful day,
aI)Aoush a trifle warm. Everywhere multicolored bunting was flapping In the Jareeze.
.Vehicles of all kinds were filled with taughlne; crowds that 6oay.esUd the streets; Sud-
Story of England's Dramatic Day.
LONG IN KING'S ABDOMEN.
Majesty waB moved from his couch to the
be compared to some stupefying blow. The
ST. LOUIS, MO.. WEDNESDAY.
denly the newsbojs, with posters known as 'Contents Bills." appeared with the omi
"King 111! Coronation postponed!"
It was only then that the full significance of the news appeared
About 1 o'clock the announcement of the King's Illness and the postponement of the
coronation was made in several public assemblages, and In the houses of Parliament
Immediately on the opening for tho daj's business.
"KING HAS AN EVEN CHANCE FOR RECOVERY."
The attending phjslclans all refused to be Interviewed, but from the highest authori
ty, however. It was learned that in medical circles it is considered the King has an
even chance of recovery. It Is impossible to obtain any information from Buckingham
Palace, but it Is known that the King Is surrounded by the members of his fnmll. The
Prince of Wales Is at the bedside 'the King asked for the Queen and the Prince" imme
diately after the operation.
A tremendous crowd surrounds Buckingham Palace to-night, where the King lies.
In the hotels, clubs and all other places where representative people congregate the
gravity of the news doc not seem to be fully appreciated to-night, but In court circles
there are the gravest apprehensions.
It Is confidentially admitted that It Is certain, even It the best that can be hoped for
occurs, there will be no coronation for months, or probablv a ear. This entails enor
mous losses, but commercialism Is entirely lost sight of In the burst of patriotism
FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES PREPARING TO LEAVE.
The King's condition Is not regarded seriously by the public. This is denoted hj the
fact that the theaters, which were to lie closed on Friday and Saturday nights, announce
to-night that their performances will be given on these evenings
Most Americans here are making preparations to leave at once for the Continent, but
the London season will continue until the Goodwood meeting.
It Is regretted that so much reticence was observed about the actual condition of his
Majesty. No bullctlnn are issued giving his temperature or pulse The entire action of
the phjslclans is exactly In opposition to that In the case of President McKlnlej, when
the public was given the fullest Information.
One pathetic figure to whom the entire nation turns In this catastrophe Is the Quen.
She has borne herself with great fortitude and spent the entire day and evening at the
bedside of the King. Tor the past week she feared just such a contingency, and when
she was Informed that the operation lett no shadow of a possibility that the coronation
would takf Place she OUictlv rrm.srked. "Hbip T not fplt that thla trmiM hrninpn?'
Her next Inquiry was: "How does the King bear It?"
It Is understood that almost all the foreign roial personages ho have arrived for
the coronation will leave to-morrow or next day for their respective countries.
PRINCE CONFERS WITH CABINET LEADERS.
Lord Salisbury and Mr. Balfour thci. went In to congratulate Queen Alexandra, and
aflerwards an Informal and perhaps historic discussion occurred between the Prince of
Wales and the Duke of Connaught, Loirt Salisbury, Mr Balfour, and several other mem
bers of the Cabinet.
Before the end of the afternoon moie than 100 callers. Including nearly all of the for
eign representative' In London and members of the House of Lords and the House of
Commons, had Inscribed their names on the visitors' book at Buckingham Palace All
the roial Princes called personally en the Prince of Wales and bade him good-bj.
INTERCESSION SERVICES TO BE HELD THURSDAY.
In striking contrast to the bappv anticipation with which the diy ppened Is an order
Issued to-night bv the Aichbtshop of Canterbury, the Most Revprend Frederick Temple,
and the Archbishop of York, the Mot Reverend William 15. MacLagan. appointing
special forms for the Intercession services to be held next Thursday.
' The congregations." raid the Ari.Hlhops In their Joint order, "would doubtless be
thankful to Join, at this Juncture, In prajer to the Almighty for blessing on his Majestj-.
the King, and for Ms speedv recovery. The first two prajers In these prescribed for
the visitation of the sick 11 ight be used for this occasion.'
The Archbishop of Canterburj also asks for "the public and private prajers of all
In behalf of the King In his serious nines' "
A large congregation in St. Paul's Cathedral listened this afternoon to the Bishop of
Stepner, who Is one of King Edward's intimate friends. The Bishop referred to tho
King's recent presence In the cathedral at the peace thanksgiving as a sad contrast to
to-riaj's circumstances, and asked his congregation to prnj- for his Majestj, the rojal
famllj-. the King's phjslclans, and to Itarn to hope
Then followed a solemn pause, while the vast congregation knelt reverently In silent
prajer. A short service of Intercesslcr followed. Many Americans were present at St
Paul's. A service similar to the one held there was also held in St George's Chapel by
the Dean of Windsor
CORONATION MAY TAKE PLACE IN SEPTEMBER.
A brief notice has been published In the Gazette, as a result of which the entire
'tate, roclal and business arrangements throughout the countrj" are paraljzed. The order
is dated from the Earl Marshal's attic; and reads as follows.
"I have ta announce tnat the solemnity of the coronation of their Majesties, King
Eouard VII and Queen Alexandra, Is postponed from the 2Cth to a,dite hereafter to be
The best-Informed opinion places the date of the coronation In about three months'
time, provided King Edwnrd progressc'3 well In the meantime.
In spite of the rojal wish that the provincial celebrations be carried out as arranged,
many towns have abandoned the festivities which were to be held, although at Liverpool
and othtr large cities hurried meetings were called and It was decided to carrj' out
all the charitable arrangements as previously made. The leading business houses of
London have decided to keep open June 26 and 27, although the banks will probably ba
cosed those da jr.
BONFIRES THROUGHOUT ENGLAND WILL BE KEPT INTACT.
Among the hundreds of postponements caused by the Illness of King Edward Is the
publication of the list of coronation honors.
Portsmouth Is perhaps the keenest sufferer among all who lose financially as a result
of the postponement of the coronation. The harvest which Portsmouth expected to reap
from the naval review will now bo lost to the cltj-.
The bonfires which top the hills of the United Kingdom from John O'Groat's to
Land's End will not be lighted. They will be kept Intact, however, in tho hope of tha
celebration being held at a later date
Queen Alexandra has borne the strain of the past week with the bravest spirit, she
was alwajs fearful of what might happen.
Her Majesty took her part In the festivities at Ascot aud elsewhere without revcallne
anj- sign of her Inward anxiety, and when she was told to-day that an operation was
Imperative, and that the coronation would have to be pestponed, she quietly answered:
"Have I not felt that this would happen?" She' then asked:
"How does the King bear It?"
Upon receiving an assuring reply Queen Alexandra exerted herself to appear cheer
ful and to devhre means to lessen the grief and disappointment, although she was evi
dently greatly distressed.
ADDITIONAL MATTER ON THE KING'S CONDITION ON PAGE 3.
"GOD SAVE THE KING."
God ae our gnirtcus King, lo-ff Hie our
God ae the Kins
Send him tlctcrloii. happ ard cortcua.
Lcnf to reign owr ut.
Get sar the King
O Lord cur GcU, arise S.uitrr Ms enc
And males them fall
U'd strife and emy c ase, b-cth-rl on
FIPltiK our home with pa.e
13 1 ess. ne U3 all
Thy cto'ca-t f'f s In ctore s 11 oa Uiwa-d
Health rnltht and faae.
Lear to h! teapla dear. suhjc's till tway
Nations afar anj near
Honour hit nsrre
Through Joj throiKh eorruw h lour tho i,
Ird Ms cjIJIpk P wer
Ker haet be-r
Mill bid thine orb uf ilaj lKam wher hli
Still let th 'acur!nff rjj
bhlne on our Klnx
Guard him bennlh thv wlns Almighty
Lontc maj our prajer be llent rl ln from
east and nest.
As from o-e loral Itrea t
God n th King
JUNE 25, 1902.
Feared Tic Would Never Ua
Crowntd and Seemed to He.
Expecting the Illness.
DEPRESSION AFFECTED HEALTH
Ilepeatrdl Asked I'hvsicians to
Feci His Pulse and Tell Him
How He Was (Jetting Along.
SLIGHT STROKE OF PARALYSIS.
Mental and Physical Breakdown :u
Windsor Followed Iiiooding and
Unusual Exertions Hetui neil
to London Against AdM'ce.
SPECIXL BY CABLE
London. June 21 From a re iablr s mrce
of Information the follow Irg authentic ac
count of the origin cf the King's present
attack has been obtained
The Kins hnJ been In falrlv good health
and spirits until June 14 He was tired
from the continuous round of functions and
extremelj nervous over the man weeK of
bad westher. which had spirited manj' of
his plans King Edward. In truth, is a verj
superstitious man, and the Idea possessed
him that he was an unlucky King, and
that the old phrase Queen'i wiather"
would give place to "The reign of Edward
the ralnj "
Sir Francis Liking, who had been paving
clce attention to his Majestj for several
dajs. feared that this superstitious nerv
ousness vvas a symptom of possible nervous
collapse He, therefore warned the King
not to undertake the arduous programme
at Aldershot on June 15 and 16. but to rest
In preparation for the great strain of this
week. The King, however, persisted in
sticking to the programme, and moreover.
Insisted on close pertional supervision of all
the details of the coronation
It was thW Interference that wore nut the
endurance of Lord Carrlngton, the Lord
SIR JOSEPH LISTER,
SerReant-surgeon-lnordlnarv to King Ei'
w rd VII. one of the advisers by his
Chambcrliln, and caused him to retire
during the heavy downpour at Aldershot
soon after the King's arrival on June 14.
This completed the rojal discomfiture.
IGGRAVVTEn HIS AILMIIM-.
There followed what Is described as a
fainting fit The King simplv collapsed
suddcnlj in mind and bodv. He soon ral
lied, and. In desorlblng his sensations to the
doctor who v a first summoned, said:
"I felt as If two luavj- hands had sud
denlj" been plared on mj- should"rs and
crushed me down "
There was nlso a slight chill and a sharp
attack of cholera morbus. That was on
Paturdaj-. and the King was put to bd
and remained there until Mondaj-, when he
was considerably better and was taken In
a carriage to Windsor.
The svmptoms of twitching of the mus
cles of the face alarmed Sir Francis Lak
Ing snd Sir Thomas Barlow, the English
specialist In paraljtlc affections, was sum
moned Whnt Ins been described as .1 light stroke
of paraijsls on Tuesdaj' afternoon was
really very slight, but the patient was very
weak phjsically. ard rather dull mentally.
Sir Thomis Barlow remained with the Kin;
cverj- moment when he was within doors,
and In his brief drives In a closed car
riage. It became a ser'ous problem how to con
trol his Majestj's mental condition, for the
conviction selztd the King that he was
fated never to wear the British crown; In
other words, that the prophecy would be
fulfilled that he would reign, but would
never be crowned He Incessantly studied
his own sjmptoms, insisted that the doc
tors frequently take his temperature, and
brooded In a state of low despair over hlJ
condition. Nevertheless, he gained strength
after Wednesday, and by careful dieting
the doctors hoped he would be able to un
dergo Thursdays ceremony, providing all
Intervening engagements were canceled
ItETLIlMJU TO LO.M)OX
AGAINST PIIY8ICIAXS' ADVICE.
It was really against the phjslclans' ad
vice that the King returned to London J'es
tcrdaj. His reason for Insisting was that
such a radical change m the plans would
caus- alarm among- the people.
It was the excitement of yesterday's
great pooalar welcome, as much as any
thing, which caused a revival of the serious
abdominal trouble. The cholera morbus
symptoms) had wcllnlgh disappeared, but
there remained sufficient weakness or Irri
tation to set up Inflammation of the
vermlforat appendix, and this morning
there was a fully developed case of peri
typhlitis. " A consultation was soeedlly held, and It
was quickly decided" that the coronation
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A NEW PHOTOGRAPH OF KING EDWARD VII. TAKEN SHORTLY BEFORE THH
ATTALK OF PERITYPHLITIS DEVELOPED.
Siiiiiiiiout'il Jo Iiiifkingliam Palace by Secretaiy Knollys, Who In-
fonni'd Them That While Nothing But Official Bulletins
Would Be jtued, They Might Prepaie l'eople for the End.
SPECIAL BV CABLE.
London. June -".Kill!; lMuuid l not expected to survive the surgical op
eration. The editor-, of a number of LondonV leading newspapers were summoned
to Buckingham Palace lat night by Sir Francis Knollys. file" IKng's secretary,
vvho!s.iid to have made the extraoidmary request that the newspapers
should publish nothing about the King's. Illness except official bulletins, while
at the i-ame time they might judiciouslv prepare the public to expect the worst
LORD CHANCELLOR WIRES THAT
K.NG IS GRADUALLY SINKING.
Loudon. June IT, Lord Halsbnry. the Lord Chancellor. vvirPd late yesterday
to Ids fellow-bencher. Sir Henry Lawrence, the Subtreasurcr of the Inner
Temple, that King Kdwntd is gradually sinking.
At midnigtit some of the King's phj Klclans admitted In private conversation
that tlie chances of ids JIaJesty's recovery are slight. Notwithstanding this, a
resemblance to a favorable tone has been given to all the bulletius as usual In
the cases of all illness of exalted persons.
ceremony could not take place at present
and that a prompt operation was the only
course available to save the King's life.
This decision was acted on with the ut
most speed. The public were notified of
the postponement, the announcement of
w hich fell on the city like a bolt from the
blue skj and the neccssarj" paraphernalia
for the operation were qalckly requisitioned
from the nearest hoslptal.
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
4.3S AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:2S.
THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING AT
t i: tiierTmjictios.
Tor St. I.ouls and Vlclnltj Partly
clondj, with possible shorn er rising;
Wlasnnrl nisinir tempcrntnrr, show
ers, Wednesday, 'lhnrsday, showers
Illinois Showers Wednesday) warm
er. ThnrMdii. fair ta north! showers
In sonthi cooler.
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PRINCESS OF WALES.
Who will become Queen of England If King
Edward VII dies.
4 KING'S PHYSICIANS MEX
OF WORLD-WIDE FAME.
Sir Joseph Lister la famous for his
discovery of an antiseptic treatment
In surgery. He has been sergeant-
surgeon-ln-ordlnary to his Majesty
s since 1300. and Is president of the
Rojal Society. He was professor of
clinical surgery at King's College.
4 London, frojn 1S77 to 183?.
4 Sir Frederick Treves Is scrgeant
4 surgeon to the King and was surgeon
extraordinary to the late Queen Vlc-
torla. Ha Is also consulting surgeon
to the London Hospital, and has con
s trlbuted treatises to many publlca
t tions of surgerj- and anatomy, cspe
s dally In surgery of the Intestines. He
s Is the author of an interesting tech
s nlcal essay recently published in an
s English periodical on peritonitis and
Sir Francis Henry Laklng Is sur
s geon at the household of the Prince
of Wales and pbjslclan-ln-ordlnary
and surgeon apothecary to the King.
Sir Thomas Barlow Is physician to
O his Majesty's household and profess-
or of clinical medicine and physician
to the University College Hospital.
s Sir Thomas Smith is sergeant-sur-
geon to King Edward VII and late
s vice president of the Royal College of
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