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The Yetsera fain Iy, whose name has Ktely bnon so prominent m social life In Vienna, belong to the very new nobility The Baron, who was In the diplomatic service, was negated at the Austrian ITmbaesy m Constantinople, where he m*rrind Mdlle, Bultezzl, a member of a Greek family llvln? at Pera, and n great beauty. B*ron Vnta n ra received his title for service 1 ! rendered to the State, and was appointed Austrian Legate for the Stntps D?>bt Commission at Cairo, where he died three yeora «pn. His widow and her ftmllyiWtlpd In Vienna, where two of her brothers lived, and were well known In sporting olroles. The widowed baroness, ntill benutlfnl, quickly formed intimate relations with n cavalier of high rank, through whose Influence she gained admission Into soolety gnnerally considered very exclnilve, Soon tbe beauty of the young daughters made the Yetsera family still morn attractive, and about the middle of last year the Countess L-wlsob, (he intimate friend of the young Buroness Marie, brought about an Introduction to the Crown Prince. Prom all the circumstances them Is no doubt as to the oondnct nod motive of the Oonnteßs Larlsob. Whether tha young Marie, then barely 17 years old, was so foolishly la love that all beside was willingly saorifioed, or whether she noted aooordlng to a plan arranged by others, oannot now be known; certain It Is that the meetings, first held m reorefc at the honse of the oountess, took plaoe afterwards at the Yetsera rest-: denoPj where the Crown Prince, though nominally Incognito, was a frequent visitor, and where the Baroness Marie became so Imperious and exacting to her royal lover that most passionate scenes ooourred, re eardlees of witnesses, to the eraat dis tress of the Grown Prlnoe. When the Emperor refused the son's application fc a dlvoroe, and his consequent morganatic marrlace wl'h the Bareness Marie was Impossible, the Crown Prlnoe gave his word of honor ea son, soldier, and subjeot to break off his entanglement. The Counts Eanlynl and Hayna were forbidden npon severe penalties to countenance any Inter, course • It Is known now that, with their connivance, the Baroness M«rie had more than onoe visited Meyerllng. In the middle of January, when the Emperor refused the Crown Prinoe's appeal, Rudo'pb sent a letter to the Pope praying for his Intervention, and this letter, with his report thereon,tho Pope returned to »hn Emperor This led to another terrible scene, with tbe Imperial family and to the Prinoe's melaDohnly. Meanwnile the wlldness of the aohemes between the prinoo and the baroness Increased. On Monday, 28th January, the Oountess Larlsoh drove with the Baroness Marie to make some purchases. At a confectioner's shop tbe oirrloge stopped-— the countess entered. On her return Marie had disappeared. The oibdrlver, Bratflsob, had been m Willing, and drove the young girl to Meyerllng. tbe Crown P^rinoe joining ber on tbe road. The end is known i the six months' folly ended m death to two persons, disg'aoe and misery to the oourt and to the families oonoemed. The widowed baroness and her other daqghter have left Vienna, person was unfortunately bnrnt In the Ring Theatre. ■■---_■■■-■-_-_■■■__■-_-

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BARONESS MARIE VBTSERA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2136, 16 May 1889

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BARONESS MARIE VBTSERA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2136, 16 May 1889