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Financier Suddenly Weakens Upon Arrival at Naples and Is Helped to Train
Special Train Prepared to Carry Millionaire to Rome from Seaport
Special Cable to The Washington Herald
Rome, March 13---J. Pierpont Morgan reached here this afternoon.

Seized with a suddenly weakening spell as he was about to disembark from the
Adriatic at Naples this morning, it became necessary for Mr. Morgan
practically to be carried ashore by three persons and lifted aboard the
train for Rome. So great was the concern of those around him that it was
feared anything might happen before Rome was reached; but fortunately the
journey was made without a recurrence of the symptoms.

As an extra precaution to insure the comfort of the invalid, the special
train costing three thousand dollars was made heavier by adding two cars to
prevent jolting.

Consequently, Mr. Morgan's installation at the Grand Hotel here was attended
by encouraging signs of improvement compared with the conditions of the

To-night he is resting quietly, but under strict injunctions that the three
weeks' stay here which has been decided upon shall be characterized by
absolute repose, neither paying nor receiving calls. To-night there is a
constant stream of callers at the hotel, leaving cards for Mr. Morgan,
including the King's personal aids, government officials, diplomats, and
American tourists.

Holds Family Council

Late last night a family council was held aboard the Adriatic to hear the
report of Prof. Bastianelli on Mr. Morgan's health. He pronounced the
condition of the financier to be stationary, and promised that his patient
would be comparatively well within a month.

Prof. Bastianelli expressed confidence at the family council that Mr. Morgan
would be able to walk down the gangway at Naples and enter the train

This question was discussed as important because of the effect on public
opinion if the financier had to be carried ashore. As already stated,
however, Mr. Morgan proved unequal to the strain.

Those who accompanied him to-day were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Satterlee, his
daughter and son-in-law; former Ambassador and Mrs. Carter, Dr. Dickson,
and Prof. and Mrs. Bastianelli.

During the entire trip from Alexandria Mr. Morgan's meals were prepared
under the direction of Prof. Bastianelli.

On the arrival of the party at Rome they were met by Mrs. Durphut, Miss
Hamilton, Mr. Morgan's grandaughter [sic], and Prof. Carter, director of the
American Academy. Mrs. Carter, answering the latter's greeting to Mr.
Morgan, said:

"Yes; we've been fighting to retain what is always considered one's best

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