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BONI IS DIVORCED
KOI GIVE N A CER
Court's Decree Rids American
Heiress of Spendthrift
CUSTODY OP CHILDREN
IS GIVEN TO COUNTESS
Decision Complete Victory for
Wife, Who Charged Count
THE COUNTESS' CHARGES
Paris, NOT. 14.There were six
teen principal and separate charges
in the petition of Countess de Oas
tellane. The first dealt with the
count's extravagances, and charged
him with abusing her in the pres
ence of the servants. The second
dealt with other incidents of cruel
ty, it being said that on one par
ticular occasion the countess was
brutally pinched by her spendthrift
husband. Beginning with No. 3,
the remaining charges accused him
him of intimacy with divers women
of the monde and demimonde sets,
the married women being desig
nated as "Mme. A," etc.
Paris, Nov 14.The Countess de
Castellane (formerly Miss Anna Gould)
was today granted a divorce and cus
tody of her children, who, however, will
not be allowed to be taken from France
without the consent of Count Boni de
Castellane, their father.
The end of the famous case came
fuddenly. The court brushed aside the
demand of the count's lawyers for an
examination of witnesses and, as antici
pated, the public prosecutor did not
even ask to be heard.
Victory for Countess.
A toon as the court assembled Judge
XMtee handed down the judgment, which
is a sweeping victory for the countess.
I granting her petition for divorce, the
court gave the countess the custody of
her children, the count being allowed
only the usual rights to see them and
hare in the control of their education,
which was not contested.
The count is given the right to see
the children at stated periods at the
home of their grandmother, and keep
them a month annually during the holi
N "Allowance" for Count.
The count's demand for an "alimen
tary allowance of $50,000 annually"
Was pronounoed by the court to be
without foundation in law and was re
The only point decided in the count'B
favor was the imposition of the inhibi
tion on the countess to take the child
ren out of France without j&eix^iather'a
eonsent. .-.J*?-**^ \1-:-
The-court appointed the president of
the chamber of notaries to liquidate
he affairs of the husband and wife.
The judgment was given with costs
gainst the count.
The decree, the reading of which
hardly consumed five minutes, was de
livered by the judge in a voice so low
as to be practically inaudible to the
eager crowd filling the court room.
Many women climbed the chairs in
vain efforts to hear the decision, and
when they were aware that a divorce
was granted they seemed actually to re
sent the loss of a public trial at which
people in high society would be com
pelled to testify.
Anna Gould, the youngest daughter of
the late Jay Gould, was married to
Count Ernest Boniface de Castellane,
the eldest son of the Marquis de Castel
lane, at the New York home of her
brother, George J. Gould, March 4,
1895, the late Archbishop Corrigan offi
Miss Gould's dowry was understood
to have been $18,000,000 and
it was further stated that her
income was $600,000. Immediately
after the marriage the couple left the
United States for France, where the ex
travagant manner in which they lived
attracted considerable attention.
Spent $7,000,000 in Five Years.
About five years after the marriage
the count and countess were reported to
be financially embarrassed, it being al
leged that the count had already spent
about $7,000,000 of his wife's money.
An adjustment of the affairs of the
count and countess became necessary
and considerable litigation followed
with the result that the Gould family
intervened and the income of the
countess was cut down to $200,000.
On Feb. 5, of the present year the
countess entered a plea for divorce, the
hearing of which began before Judge
Ditee, Maitre Cruppi appearing for the
countess and Maitre Bonnet for the
count. Evidence in the shape of cor
respondence between the count and
women was presented and the case was
adjourned t,o Nov 7, when the final
pleas were made and the case was ad
journed until Nov 14. On the follow
ing day, Nov 8, the case of the count's
creditors was presented to the court and
adjourned for two weeks.
The three children of the Castellanes
are George, Boni and Jay the youngest
being the namesake of his mother's fa
ther, Jay Gould.
Loses Al Advantages.
The count's demand for an "alimen
tary allowance of $50,000 annually"
was denied on the ground that the
guilty party to the divorce loses all
the advantages accorded by their mar
riage and consequently the court re-
Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column.
COUNTESS DE CASTELLANE.
CASTRO IS DEAD,
Rumor in Curacoa that Vene
zuela's President Has Passed
Fort de France, Island of Martinique,
Nov. 14.The Dutch cruiser Korte
naer arrived here from Willemstad,
island of Curacoa, and reported today
that at the time of her departure from
Curacoa it was reported there persis
tently, and it is generally believed, that
President Castro of Venezuela was
dead, but that his death was being con
cealed by the Venezuelan government
in order to maintain itself in power.
The Kortenaer has received orders to
hasten her preparations to put to sea
again and to leave Fort de France for
La Guayra, Venezuela, if the death of
President Castro is confirmed.
The French cruisers Jurien de la Ga
viero and Guay Troin are off this
ACTRESS MAY BE BANISHED
Womjfl Wh Offended Kaiser by Wed
ding Baron, ^Faces Deportation.
Jonnifti "Special Servioe.
Berlin, Nov 14.Taking advantage
of the fact that by marrying Baron
Liebenber'g, Marie Sulzer, an actress,'
became an Austrian subject, the Prus
sian government has served notice on
her .ordering her to quit the country
within two weeks on the ground that
she is an undesirable alien. I sho
does not comply she will be forcibly
expelled by the police. This step is
taken to supplement the kaiser's ban
ishment to German Southwest Africa
of Prince Joachim, Ms majesty's cou
sin, who intended to marry the actress.
MOTHER AND THREE PERISH
Woman and Children Di in Flames
that Destroy Home.
Coldwater, Mich., Nov 14.Mrs.
Charles Mowry and her three children,
Homer, aged 6, Louise, 3, and a baby
of 6 months, were burned to death
early today in their home on a farm at
Batavia station, six miles southwest of
Charles Mowry, the husband, rose
early and built two fires in the house.
He then went to the barn to do chores
and while there discovered that his
house was afire. rushed back, but
the flames had made such headway
that he could not enter the house, and
his calls thru the window to his family
brought no response. I is thought
that the mother and three children
were suffocated while asleep.
FIRE COSTS LIVES OF TWO
One Hilled, One Fatally Injured
Tenement House Fire.
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CASTELLANES ARE DIVORCED
New York, Nov 14.Frederick
Butter, a clerk, was suffocated and An
drew Erickson,, also a clerk, was in
jured, probably fatally, in a fire in a
three-story tenement in Brooklyn early
today., The fire loss was small.
WRECK'S DEAD NOW 51
Youth Injured in Woodville Crash Ex
priesTo Exhume Bodies.
Chicago, Nov 14.Zaslaw Palovicz,
a youth of 17 years, who was injured
in the recent wreck on the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad at Woodville, Ind.,
died in the Mercy hospital today. His
death makes the total of fatalities fif
Much dissatisfaction has been
caused among the survivors of the
wreck over the fact that the dead, the
majority of whom were Boman Catho
lics, had been buried without religious
rites. Local church officials have ar
ranged with the railroad to have the
bodies dug up andreburied.
SEABOHES FOB LOST SHIP.
Washington, NOT. 14.At the request of the
Portland (Ore.) Chamber of Commerce tha
rerentte cutter Thetis has been ordered to pro
ceed to sea to search for the. British ship
Ivernia, which was last spoken off Astoria,
Ore., on Oct. 16, and which, It Is feared, has
met with a serious accident.
NOVember 17th &pi^6t. 15,16 and 17 -Retteii^
COUNT. BONI DE CASTELLANE
RAN FOU MILES
HUGGING WILD CAT
Iowa Farmer Grips Attacking
Animal Close and Runs
Speoi&l to The Journal.
Lake City, Iowa, Nov 14.John
Sieh, a middle-aged farmer of the vi
cinity of Grant City, ran four miles
thru heavy timber with a full*grown,
ferocious wildcat hugged close to his
chest, and is alive to describe his re
markable experience. Sieh was hunt
ing quail in a plum thicket, when his
dog flushed game. Sieh did not know
what kind it was and approached cau
tiously. soon' found out, for a
wildcat leaped at Sieh's throat. The
claws of the cat did not do much harm,
on account of a heavy coat worn by
Sieh, who dropped his gun and hugged
the cat close to keep it from clawing
him. One arm was close below the ani
mal's head, which prevented its biting
In this death grip hunter and cat
traveled four miles before assistance
Then two* farmers procured a gun
and shot the animal in the head while
clasped in Sieh's desperate embrace.
Sieh was nearly exhausted when re
lease^ from the animal's clutch.
says he never wants to look into such
flaming eyes again. It has been many
years sine*' an account of a man's be
ing attacked by a wildcat in this part
of the state has been reported.
3BEIDOE FAXX& FIVE dUET.
Loveland, Ohio. NOT. 14.A spaa of a. new
bridge beiufr bUflt across the Miami riYW at
Loveland fell into the river today. Fire men
were Injured, one of them probably fatally.
Round Trip Rate to Minne^
apolis, from Yfc Poto,
CASH FO RELIEF
(an Francisco Boodlers Charged
with Taking Sufferers' ?$
lt'. i Money.' _/\
President Back of Investigation
Into Alleged Thefts of
San Francisco, Nov 14. The Chroni
cle says today: A new investigation is
progressing in the .courts of develop
ments in the local .graft scandal. I
now appears that many sums of money,
iftnd-- small, that were sent from
different states to San Francisco for re
lief never reached,the relief commit
tee. Some of these were mailed to the
care of. Mayor Schmitz. F. J. Henry,
Detective William Burns and about 106
government agents .have been making
President Roosevelt is the moving
spirit behind the inquiry and he de
clares that no. man guilty of diverting
the relief funds shall escape justice.
The eases, come within the jurisdic
tion of the federal authorities because
of the interstate character of the postal
service, which, it ,1s. alleged, was crimi
nally tampered with,
A considerable "sum of money was also
sent thru the express companies. The
Wells-Fargo company is now investi
gating the disappearance of $10,580
sent in one package from the citizens
of Searchlight, Nev., which the relief
committee says it never received. The
crime of forgery is said to be included
in the offenses of the raiders of the re
I is said that in the aggregate the
stealing will amguui to a million,dol
WOMAN, Qi, HUSKS CORN
Osier's Theory lit Disputed by Active
Journal Special Sertfioe.
Richmond, Ind, }Nov. 14.Osier's the
ory was disproved Jn Hamilton county by
Mrs. Laura Ann wen while celebrating
her 91st birthday anniversary.
When he arose from the dinner in hfer
honor she spoke of being in unusual
health for one so far advanced In years
and said she believed she had the
strength to do the work which she per
formed dally fifty years ago. Some of
her relatives, Questioning this, made Mrs.
Owen anxious to^prove she had not.yet
outlived her usefulness.
Throwing a shawl oyer her head and
shoulders and donning a pair of gloves,
Mrs. Owen went to the farm and husked
a row-, of corn around $'-tblrtyaer field
without stopping to rest.
Body Interred as His,
TBAV%EEKO M4JJEH*S SBiar.
St? Louis. Norv"lf.^(j|j&an
believed to be Xen
Harris of Sturgeon, MJ^wa found dead from
asphyxiation in risoomfl
t.'th Hoeflne hotel
The gas' jets 'were open find Jfaef room was filled
with gas. Letters .and telegrams on his person
Indicate thai toe.9i traveling. salesman for
Armour & CoVf ~~te^--
OUT IN THE COLD."
Insurance Awarded to
Meanwhile, Lured by Gold,
Baxter Pursues Quest on
Mourned as dead for ten years fol
lowing the interment of a "body sup
posed to be his, John Baxter, formerly
engineer at the Central high school,
has returned to Minneapolis to tell of
a strange quest for gold that led him
across the seas and made him forget
everything but the happiness a lucky
find might bring him.
Gold fever was not a myth with Bax
ter, for he is not yet completely cured
of it, and says he will one day make
himself rich as he has many others.
Baxter's return has cleared up, a-mys
tery that for a decade has puzzled the
members of his family, the police and
the officials of an insurance company.
was proven legally dead and a body
thought to be his. was buried with the
usual rites. A
A Central High School.
-Ten years ago Baxter was an engi
neer at the Central high school, and
was well known in the city. had
been a sufferer from sciatic rheumatism
for years and one day adesire came
over him to get away from his confines,
and to gain health and riches at the
Telling his family h6 was going to
leave the city for a few days, he
.boarded a tram for the Black Hills,
in South Dakota, little thinking of the
effect the gold country would have on
him. Once in the- hills he was a
changed man. forgot home, for
got nis pain, forgot everything.
joined in the wild search for wealth
~SDA never wrote home.
.,?'You don't know wfiafr the gold fe
WHOSE WAS BURIAL?
^aid Baxter to a Journal re
porter last night. "It- drives every
thing-else from your mind and you will
go on. and on until you strike right or
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.
iaxter Comes Back After Te Years
to Clear Mystery.
failed just in time to avoid paying for
the policy on his life.
But his return has developed an
other mystery. Whose was the body
buried as Baxter's ten years argo?
What tale of privation, of "hunger, of
miseryeven, it may be, of murder
was covered over by the earth that
hid that body in the grave
PRICE ONE CENT IN MINNEAPOLIS
'mm LIFE EXILE
Russ Sailors Condemned to Labor
in Mines, Mutiny and
Kronstadt, Russia, Nov 14.Twenty-
five sailors who were sentenced to hard
labor in the mines for life after having
been convicted of participation in the
August mutiny, escaped last evening
while awaiting deportation. They
were allowed to visit the baths under
an escort of sixteen soldiers, whom
they overpowered, killing one man. The
convicts then donned civilian clothes
A strict watch is maintained along
both coasts of the Gulf of Finland, but
only one of the fugitives has been cap
Irkutsk,- Siberia, Nov 14.The man
who, on Nov 12, threw a bomb at Gen
eral Bennekampff, governor of Transbai
kalia, has been identified as a workman
named Nicholas Koshun. The drum
head 'courtmartial before which he was
tried condemned him to death.
Hired Assassin to Make Hit7
Moscow, Nov. 14.General Rheinbot,
prefect of police, has received hundreds
of messages, including a personal com
munication from Emperor Nicholas, con
gratulating him on his escape from as
In spite. of these congratulations,
which giye color to the official ver
sion of the "attempt on the prefect's
life, there are ugly rumors in Moscow
that General Rheinbot was himself the
author of the plot against his own life.
is thought to have schemed, to re
trieve his sinking fortunes, and to
stave off retirement, it having been de
cided on in official circles to relieve
him from duty.
These suspicions are supported by
certain circumstantial evidence. General
Rheinbot at the time the attempt on
his life was made, was following an
unusual path on foot thru narrow alleys.
The bomb exploded in a manner de
scribed as highly suspicioua.' Pieces
picked up on the spot show it to haye
been nothing- more than an imitation
bomb, quite without effective- covering
and perfectly harmless. I failed to
explode until it, had rolled to $h& Op
posite side of the street and to a safe
distance from the prefect.
SULLY PLANS SOAP TRUST!
Earstwhlle "Cotton King" Heads Cor
poration with $1,200,000 Capital.
New York, Nov. 14.Daniel J. Sully,
the erstwhile "cotton king has aban
doned cotton, the field In which he made
his spectacular coups, and has gone^lnto
soap and tallow. He has become the
head of Buchan's soap corporation, which
has $1,200,000 capital. The plant is In
Sully, it has' become known, was be
hind the recent mysterious movement in
the tallow market, which has forced, that
commodity up 25 per cent within the last
few weeks. -There were many who be
lieved someone was trying to corner the
tallow market, possibly in anticipation
of the formation of an American soap
trust. Several small soapmakers went
to the wall during the rise in tallow and
the whole trade has been excited. Sully
declares that-he Is not trying to corner
the tallow market.
GOURDAIN MAY BE DYING
Convicted Lottery Ma Reported Be
yond Hope of Recovery.
Chicago, Nov. 14.L. A. Gourdain,
whose attempts to break into the peni
tentiary at Joliet a few weeks ago were
heralded from one end of the country
to the other, is reported to be very,
sick. I is not thought that he will
ever face another trial and from reports
iust received from his wife, who is with
him in New Orleans, his lawyer and
those who know him best have no hope
that the nerve of the. man that has car
ried him thru so many hard battles will
be sufficient to overcome the illness
that has overtaken him.
A the offices of the district attorney
and the postoffice inspector in the fed
eral building little could be learned of
Gourdain. The feeling that seemed to
prevail in those quarters was a hope
that the bond had been forfeited and
that Gourdain would no more be seen
in a court in these parts. v\
PANAMA DQOMS GAMBLING
Republic Seeks to Banish Games Be
fore President Arrives.
Journal Special Service.
Panama, Nov! 14.Gambling, which
has flourished since Panama was
founded in 1856, will be suppressed
here if the law pushed thru the assem
bly yesterday is enforced. The lottery,
with a concession for twelve years, is
not affected, but all keno, fantan and
roulette houses must be closed. The
United States is working for the sup
pression of gambling ana the Panama
government is anxious to have the law
effective before President Roosevelt ar
Ask R. R: Agents for Particulars.
IN THEi F. OU.
Socialist Resolutions Are Pre
sented in Convention, of
S Trades Unionists.fV^yg
FARMERS' UNION MAY
BOLT,~Delegation from American Society
of Equity Addresses the
For earlier proceedings of the A
of L. see page 11.
Fiery denunciation of the judiciary,
municipal, state and federal, are con*
tained in so-called "socialistic'* reso
lutions presented to the American Fed
eration of Labor just before its noon
"The judiciary of today," says the
resolution in question, "is one of the
modern agencies of the capitalistic
class for the subjugation of the masses.
The federal judges, who are appointed
by the president from the circles of
corporation lawyers upon the recommen
dation of prominent business men and
plutocrats, are as a rule, the worst and
most unjust of the multitude of unjust
What Socialists Demand. ,:'tf\
As a remedy the resolution ealla.
upon the federation to resolve "Tha*
we will call upon the legislatures of
the respectives states and upon con
gress for a speedy reform of our anti
quated and corrupt system of dealing
out justice, which is tyranical and an*
tiquated, from the' police court up tfl
the supreme court of the United States,
and ask that all judges, including fed
eral judges, be elected by the people of
their respective districts or states,, and
that no judge shall be elected for a
longer term than four years, with the
privilege of being re-elected from time
to time if the people so desire."
This resolution, with five others, con
stitute what are known as the "social*
ist resolutions," and are regular fix
tures of the annual conventions of the
American Federation of Labor. They
frequently lead to debates which last
for several dayB, but so far have failed
of indorsement. They were introduced
today by Victor Berger of Milwau
kee, delegate from the Wisconsin State
Federation of Labor. They have been
referred to the committee on retrohp-*?
Strike at Insurance. ~",:4S.
I addition to handling the judiciary
with scant consideration, the resolu*
tions. iajke jae^hirl at life and fire in*
surahce demand the. exclusion of Jap
anese and Korean laborers on the same
terms, as the Chinese urge the organi
zation of women factory operatives
commend ftrluorganization. of the farm
ers dejfeand*an increased'^ force of fac
tory inspectors, and urge an investiga
tion into the subject of the seven-day
On insurance the working is so plain
that all may understand iust what, is
meant. The hypothesis or the* resolu
tion: is that
''the present system o$
insurance in the United .States is a
method of graft and exploitation, and
m spite of the tremendous wealth which
is accumulated by the insurance corpo
rations, the life and property of tha
wageworkers receive but scant protec-
A a remedy the resolution, goes on
"We demand' that some plan of com
pulsory life and other insurance be
enacted, either by the state or by the
nation, in such a manner as to' give
adequate security to the toiling masses
.of tne people."
Prom the Fanners' Union, I
A the opening of the morning ses
sion a delegation of nine from thtf
American Society of Equity appeared
in the convention hall, and T. Len
,non of the executive council immedi
ately moved that they be admitted and
heard. Vice President James Duncan
offered an addition to the effect that
a committee of nine be appointed from
the federation to confer with the farm
ers as to a basis for their admission
to the federation, or. at least to a de
fensive and offensive alliance.
The discussion which followed was
devoted to. technical questions of fed
eration procedure, but gave rise to the
best and most eloquent short speech
yet heard on the convention floor when
B. Gerry Brown of Brockton, Mass..
rose to reply to a delegate who referred
to the farmers as unskilled laborers.
"This is not the first time the farm
ers have come to us," said Mr. Brown.
"They came to St. Louis in 1892, but
we did not have the sense to let them
in, tho they are and should be with, us,
for they are wealth producers just as
we are. They are not, aB has been care
lessly said, unskilled workmen. "We of
the east do not know farming as do
you of the west, but to my mind there
is no more skilled workman in the world
than the man who goes into the field,
looks at the earth and sky, and makes
both work together for the production
of wealth. There is no man more
skilled as a workman than the farmer,
and no man. who in his work gets
closer to the great over-soul."
Introducing W Wes Tubbs, the" na
tional secretary of the American So
ciety of Equity, President Gompers
was brief, referring only to the neces
sity for a union of the producers of
wealth, whether of the farm or in the
What the Farmers Say.
"The American Society of Equity
is different,from the old farmers' move
ments which sought to build up their
prosperity at the expense of every other
class pf producer," said Mr. Tubbs.
"We do not run any co-operative
stores or hunt about the country look
ing for cheap goods."
"We are not running about the conn-