Foreign News: Pope's Potion

Prideful as a pouter pigeon, Gabriele d' Annunzio, spoiled heroic darling of all Italy, announced last week that "cherry elixir," a liqueur invented and concocted by himself, has been pronounced "most excellent" by the Sanctissimus Pater, Pius XI (Achille Ratti).

The Dominus Apostolicus, according to Signor d' Annunzio, finds his palate so agreeably titillated by "cherry elixir" that plans are going forward to erect a "monastery" near D' Annunzio's exotic home on Lago di Garda (TIME, July 5), in which this rare tipple may be produced for ecclesiastical and lay consumption.

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