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The story tbat Pope Lao's nephew hit just married the daughter of the baadla of a Jewish synagogue turns ont to ba oorreot The oiroumstanoes savor of romance, and are told by the " laraeltfih** obe G.melude Zaltung " It appears that some years ago Herr 8., an enterprising tradesman of Vienna, crossed tbe frontier to seek a new field for his labors. Arriving In Perlgua, Italy, he made the acquaintance of the nieoe of the present Pontiff, aud ultimately an attachment sprang up between the fair-haired Tedeaoo and the dark-eyed Slguorlna Peool, In due oourse Herr 8. proposed to her, waa accepted, and It was not long era tha pair appeared before the bride's unole, Cardinal P.ccl, member of the College of Cardinals, ln Rome. The . bridegroom being a Jaw, it was neoessary for the eooleslastio to baptlza him, and this being done, the oeremouy of marriage was gone through, the blessing pronounced, and the happy couple embarked for South America, whence they kept np a oonstant correspondence with the Cardinal, Quite reoently, however, Mmc S. succumbed to a severe Illness and the bereaved widower, by thai time a millionaire, not oaring any longer to remain In Sonth Amerioa, where past associations were ever before him, left tbe land of his adoption and betook .himself to Rome, to visit his unole The Cardinal had now become Leo X(ll,^ohlef nf the .Roman Ohuroh, aud resided at the Vatican ; but, though altered In position, he had ln no way lost sight of his nephew, on whom he bestowed a royal, not forgetting tbe Papal benediction.^ "I remain your unole, my sou. May heaven's blessings lead you baok to your native home. " And after so many yean' abienoe Herr S. returned to Vienna a millionaire and consul for the land of his voluntary exile. However, as the novelists pat It, time heals many wounds '-and a month or two was long enough for another weman to find the exile. Herr S. wai stricken and fell In love with the synagogue beadle's lovely daughter. But there wu an obstaole. The fat*- one would not gita up her religion and be baptised Into the. Ohuroh by Leo, so there was nothing left but for the stronger vessel to give way to the weaker, whioh he did and returned to the faith of his ancestors, with the anticipated.

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LOVE AND RELIGION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2095, 27 March 1889

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LOVE AND RELIGION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2095, 27 March 1889