LONDON -- For the third time in two years the death of Monk Gregory Rasputin was reported today. Special dispatches from Petrograd asserted today that the monk, who is supposed to wield such enormous influence over the czar, was found dead on the bank of the Neva river, some dispatches hinting assassination.
Rasputin is of peasant stock and a Siberian. In the summer of 1914 he was reported to have been mortally wounded at Pokrovsky by a woman who accused him of blasphemy. He recovered. A year later Berlin reported his assassination. Petrograd denied it.