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Countess Castellane Must Give Up
Millions to Retain Her Children Has Choice of Paying Count's Debts or. Allowing Him to Keep the Boys Tragic Ending of Sordid International Marriage Parts. Anna Gould, the counteaa of j Castellane, probably will pay $5,000, 000 for her three sons. Count Bonl da Castellane, father Of the children, demands possession of the children and gives the daughter of the first great American million aire hef choice between paying his debts and giving up her children, tin less she pays the debts the French court probably will hold that she can not take them from France without the consent of the spendthrift noble man who, since March 4, 189S, when he married her, has squandered over $9,000,000 of Jay Gould's fortune and now seeks to make it $14,000,000 be fore he will release -her. That the Goulds will pay the $5,000,- 000, settle the debts of Bonl de Cas tellane, even those of the usurers who tea have preyed off him for years, Is be lieved by their friends and by coun sel in the case. If the Goulds remain firm, Count Bonl will ask the court to forbid the mother to take her children beyond the Jurisdiction of the French courts. He will plead that It the chil dren are given into the custody of the mother they may be taken beyond the reach of the courts, and if tho court upholds his contention, as the law yers believe it will, the. count may win. The children for whom the countess may pay $1,6C6,6C6 each are: Bonl de Castellane, aged ten years. George Gould de Castellane, aged nine. Jay do Castellane, aged four years and six months. Perhaps every mother In the world has said she would not take a million dollars for her baby, and now the American girl who became the beat known, If not the most famous, noble woman in Europe through the lavish misuse of money, has the opportunity of buying her children at a price little In excess of what she paid, only a few years ago, for a bed. If the final payment of $5,000,000 is made, Anna Gould will have paid $2 689.19 a day for her husband and her title and her children which even now she may lose. Children May Prefer Father. The attitude of the children them selves toward the warring parents Is rather Inclined toward the father, They are more French than American, having been raised in France and in such luxury and extravaganve that they scarcely know the meaning of money, tho thing that has caused all or almost all the woes of the American girl who allied her millions to a doubtful French title. Their loyalty to their mother Is un doubted, but between America and France they choose France, becauso im older ones have been trained In French schools, and, deeper than that, because they have been reared in the religion of their father. If the choice Has with them it will be France and the Roman Catholic church on one side, and the love of their mother ani money on the other. The coun tess herself has become almost French. The $5,000,000 children are hand some and clever youngsters, and the youngest, who bears the name of the great and piratical pioneer million aire, is declared to be the handsom est child in Paris. His portrait has been painted by the most famous art ists of France, and as a baby his beau ty .attracted atteutlon everywhere. Tho physical perfection of the chil dren is marveled at by sociologists because the mother Is undersized, sal low and Irregular of feature, while the father is small, effeminate, and yet handsome lu his way. He might be called pretty rather than handsome. It Isn't the Anna Gould of 11 years ago who Is fighting for freedom and her children and willing, perhaps, to pay the remainder of her magnificent fortune for the privilege of returning to America with her. children. It is not the Countess de Castellane, leader of the royalists In Paris, tho proud est of the proudest society set in the Ax A " U v world. It is the mother of three man ly boys. She is older, sadder, and wiser as well as poorer. 8tory Is Tragic The story best can be told by years; the story of the little girl overbur dened with the wealth that Jay Gould had won by fair and foul means In the railroad world and the stock Job bing market, who married a French near-nobleman, noble In name and Ig noble In almost everything else ex cept his ability to fight with others of his type. On March 4, 1896, Bonl de Castel lane, alleged nobleman of France, mar ried Anna Gould. . She had met the pink and white, dapper Frenchman by special arrangement of his own of which she knew nothing and perhaps she had loved him, to a way. Perhaps she dreamed he was her Prince Charming. The Frenchman came to America. He lived in a back room over a dressmaker's establishment He had come to America to marry money. He said It himself. And be fore he married he asked for a mar riage portion of $5,000,000 and got $3,' 000,000. He hadn't even met Miss Gould when he privately announced that he would marry her. He had lit tle money, but he was determined to wed. He went to a hotelkeeper and explained. Then he moved to one of the greatest hotels In the world and gave a little dinner, and a "friend" asked Miss Gould to attend. Within a month the wedding was arranged. A month later the engagement was an nounced. The day of the announce ment Castellane moved to the Waldorf-Astoria and began buying on credit The day after the wedding the bills began to pour in. They went to Paris and Bonl de Castellane began spending Jay Gould's millions. His first great exploit was THE tefflE SPENDTOiTT the purchase of a site In the famous Avenue Ma'.akoft and to order work men to reproduce Le Petite Tralnon, the retreat of Louis XIV., home of the famous Mme. do Malntenon, to copy the most Infamous, licentious court of history. Millions poured into tho building. One bed alone cost al most a million dollars. Art treasures were purchased. One fete given by Boni de CaBtel lane swept away a ninth of the yearly income of his wife, which was $900,000. Millions were spent before they were earned. The girl with an Income of nearly a million dollars a year was In debt. ' Finds Comfort In Baby. The countess was not happy but then noni was born and came to com fort her. Her husband continued his wild extravagances until even Tarls marveled. Millions seemed to have turned his head. The nursery for his heir in Petit Trianon was furnished at the expense of more than the ordi nary man makes in a lifetime. In Juno of 1897 the Income for tho year was spent Boni still was buy ing. He bought from Ashor Worthoim, of Ixmoon, curios for which ho could not pay. This bill later proved ouo of the direct means of his downfai.. Among other things that he wanted w.is an Italian palace. Ho bought one at Verona at a stupendous price. In It were 11 ceilings by Tlopolo, and tho count wanted them transferred to Paris. It was done and then they were sold at enormous loss. Tho year 1898 was marked by Cns tellane's duel with Henri Turot and his blackballing in the Jockey club. But still, with her two sons, the lit tle countess was busy and found solace In them, even when the ex travagances of her husband and his wild actions caused doubt as to his sanity. His eccentricities and hjs half Insane desire for notoriety amazed even Paris. Ho planned a riot direct ed against the president of Franco at tho races at Autcull, and ho and his wife were among the chief actors in the comedy-drama which cost tbem a fortune Boni was becoming ridiculous. He proved himself skillful at fencing, wounding one adversary. Even his title was attacked; bo was rtdiculod openly In the chamber of deputies, and at the esd of the year, when he cams to the United States to get mora money, he was charged with fleeing from creditors. The countess cams with him, bring ing her two sons, the only solace she had, and they , had an argument on the ship neither of them knowing the American flag when they saw It Millions to Save Name. In 1900 financial troubles were at a climax. Castellane had openly slurred the Goulds, especially Helen Gould. His family openly charged that Anna Gould was "bourgaolse." Bonl was as reckless as ever. Petit Trianon was incomplete. Bonl came to America again to get money and failed. The countess' chateau at Dumarals was ordered sold for debt and only an ap peal to her family saved It Trades men openly Insulted the CasteQ&nes and dunned them in public. George and Edwin Gould gave $1,000,000 to save the family pride. Bonl had spent $3,000,000, besides his wife's income, and owed over $4,000,000. In 1901 the courts took a hand to save the fortune of the little Ameri can. A receiver was appointed In the person of her brother George, me family paid $4,700,000 of Boni's debts and held the countess' fortune to pro tect her and themselves. By order of the cOurt the Income of the Castel lanes was reduced from $900,000 to $200,000, but they fought In court and got the entire Income. In that year Bonl fought Henri ds Roday and shot him In the leg. Also be gave a boar hunt that cost $100,000 for the Grand Duke Boris. He enter tained the king of Portugal. Early In 1903, when Jay, the young est baby, was a few months old, the countess suddenly left the count It was reported that they wero es tranged, but Boni carao to America and denied this report Also he was charged with refusing to pay debts ol honor. Debts were piling up again and tha Goulds were stubborn, refusing to hand out more millions to be thrown away. With her three children to comfort her and keep her busy, tho countess did not care. But in 1904 the real trouble began, the trouble that changed the countess and made her a woman and a mother, Instead of the reckless follower of a more reckless husband. Bonl Unfaithful. Bonl set up a bachelor establish ment and the countess began to hear of "ces dames" the count entertained, actresses, models, mldlnettes the women he could not invite to his homo. The countess could do nothing, Paris would laugh if sbo paid any at tention to them. They were beneath her. But at last the American woman was cropping out. Her renewed devo tion to the children and her mors 'CEDAE', Impressive appearance revealed change. Still the money went furiously. The king of Portugal wus their guest and nearly a quarter of a million dollars was spent on him during his visit. Tho countess had stood much, lint finally, in 1905, tho break came. "CVs dames" were one thing but a woman of her own class was another. The name of tho Duchess d'Uzcs was cou pled with that of Castellano. The duchess, In her way, Is as eccentric as Castellane. The countess suffered In silence no longer. She separated from her husband and thou brought suit for divorce. ' The suit was tne signal for tho rred' ltors to pounco down upon Honl. In France the wifo is responsible for certain debts jointly with her husband and tho creditors feared the Gould millions would escape. The Goulds, having lavished nearly $10,000,000 on the count, refused to pay more. Honl, the man who had refused to pay debts of honor, calmly offered to make terms. And now unless the creditors are satlsiled, he will use the children as his last weapon and force a settle ment HAD TO USB A CANE. Weakened Kidneys Made an Elwood, , Ind Man's Back Give Out R. A. Pugh, transfer business, 2020 North B street, Elwood, Ind., sayt: "Kidney trouble kept tne laid up for a long time, and when I was able to be up I had to use a cane. I had terrible back aches and pain In the shoulders. Tho kidney secretions were dark colored. 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