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WILLIAM "THE TRAITOR"

It will be remembered that in 1897 tin present, Kai-cr <le\(i,,p, d a polypus in hii left cheek. Jul- (lie leinoval oi w)iich ;u

oj.i ration wa- performed by J'rofcs-or \'u. h.ergiiiann. will) had attended lit.- latin-l :u tiie latter'- fatal iiiiic--. Again, ui X,.vernier. 1..-'J r >. tin- Kai-cr war, operated on for p'lhpns in the laiynx. a growth oi litis hind having siiuwii it-el! on his lelt vocal ehonl. v.in.h ivj, exactly the pla-eii where hi- J:ilh<-,'.- fata! iJiu»—. hist madl it< appcarain e. After bis recovery William 11. received the President "of thu Itchh-tag. v.-h-. thanked His Maje-ty for the ear].,' publica! inn of the diajjnordv from -i. Im-h llie llumsii peojde happiiy leaned tiiat the growth was Uc.ll-ma liglimit. "Ye -." l'ejoiiii'd the Kmperor. " v»t had -nod lu-k: but J went about for tiv, months not kin/will- whether the gi-owtL v.-a- malignant or tin: rcwrse." The President at tie' i-auii- time exorcised to tho Kai-r his admiration of His Majesty's m !l'-eontrnl iii being able to carry through hi- important in, cling with the Tsar ju-t before the operation. '" Well, \ou .see,' returned t !■!(•' l-.mpcioi- with a laugh. - il the ailnif -ret harl tuned out serinr-dy it was my de-ire to leave piea.-ant neighnorly relations between us an 1 [he Pussians u> rny ton." In -aving this the KaP-er iva< probably thiiikin'-- of the v:y last -,.-< id- used to him iiv his grandfalhrr on Ids death bed: "Thou nm-t always try r.nd stand well with ]iu = >ia." The truth cf the mat lei- is that the pre-ent Kmperor's health ha? never b'-eu <p:ili no) ma), even 3t it; best, i:i spit'-- of all lii- exuberant 0;).•!■_';.• :

hence the somewhat abnonna! .puility of his charart, t- and .rire.-r. lh- has aluaybeen particular!;.- - -n-iliv(> ■<> wt-athr-chaiigis. and probably in- Jiving monnrcJi has spent -o iiini-1) of !ii- time indoor.'- s-.if-tYring from cold-. rIK-iinviti-fi]. "flues," ab-•cc-.-r., and what not. lih place as 50ve- ..,.; ~, .....! -..- ... ..- s.. ... .-. , ..,,,... ),. ls repeatedly had to be taken by the Crown . i . ■Ol 11-. ..i ..me :; ..;..- ; lorn t.oe f'ii:< r::l of hi, c,,,-.'c. King Kdv.ard. the Kmperor v.-a- alilirted with "a severe ahs<:is- extending t'loni the i,.-,-.,- ~i the Ultimo of the right hand over tiie v.ii-t." whii hj was att.ribnt-erl !>y one authority to th? stir.g of an in-ecf. and by another to the friction of hi- -hirt ruff. Worry, in par ticn'ar. ha- always weighed heavily on "William the Him." and he was almost hrok.-n do .vn by th- Kuhnbnrg scandals whiehj-rer-r-i'ed his -erond State ' vi«-i Ito us in 190 ( : «o mnrh so that, on leaving Windsor, he had l"i go down for -livera! week-' recuperative rc-t at Highclero. in Hants. overlooking the silver-shining Solcivt. These were golden days ~f trancjnil happiness, «.o different from the mberable, reti'o: f I ■]. ..; imw s:ire to be experienced by William the "Traitor"' and the "Him."

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WILLIAM "THE TRAITOR", Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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WILLIAM "THE TRAITOR" Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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