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Persistently Hide Her Real ?rove Her to Self entries are made in the space* allotted to the bride'a father's name and rank. Her age on the certificate was entered as thirty. If this be correct it contradicts her claim to Hapsburg paternity. The Meyerling trag edy took place, at stated above, on January 30, 1889. Had Mrs. Steane been the daughter of the Baroness Vet sefa she must have been born before that date, and would consequently have been nearer thirty-one years old than thirty at the time of her marriage with Captain Steane. On the other hand, of course, the age given on the certificate n\ay not huve been correct. She alleged that after the Meyerling tragedy she was sent out of Austria by the Govern ment in charge of a priest, who took her to America. After ward she was cared for and ed ucated in various convents, most of her girlhood being passed in Toronto, where she was known as Alma Vetaera. It was while Alma was in Toronto that she m$t a young cadet of the Royal Military College, Kingston, and, with the wonder of the great world outside the convent walls hardly out of her eyes, she married him. His name was George Osborne Hayne. After Alma'a mar riage to Mr. Hayne the two lived in Mon treal at the Windsor Hotel, and were .received at many of the best houses in the city. At this time Alma waa only seventeen years of age, and she showed every promise of being a very charming and winsome woman. Her beauty and attractive manners, together with the faint shadow of sadness which even then occasionally darkened her generally happy temperament, all combined to make her the pet of Montreal society. Mr. and Mrs. Hayne visited Austria and tried to obtain from the authorities recognition of Mrs. Hayne's claim to be the daughter of Crown Prince Rudolph. Their effort? failed, and during the same year, 1911, the Austrian Gov ernment isued an official pronouncement stating that a? ho child was born as a result of the infatuation of the Crown Prince for the Baroness Vetsera no person could genuinely claim such ancestry. After a brief period it became apparent that all was not roses in the married life of the young couple. A little ( boy was born to them, and very soon after this event Mr. ' Hayne went to New York, leaving his wife behind in 1 Montreal. During her husband's absence Mrs. Ilayne met a young man named Justin R. McDougald, who lived in Montreal, and the two became close friends. Mrs. Hayne decided to institute divorce proceedings against her husband, and for this purpose she went to New York Young McDougald followed her and re mained in her company. Mr." Hayne took counter-pro ceedings This was followed by the return to Montreal of Mrs. Hayne and young McDougald. On their return to that city the young man's father interposed. He induced his son to accompany him to St. Benoist Joseph Asylum at Longue Point, and had him detained in order to give him time to reflect over his conduct. While there he wrote several piteous letters to Mrs. Hayne, telling her of his plight and imploring her to assist him to escape. This led to a most exciting fight for freedom. Through the connivance of Mrs. Hayne a file was ksmuggled to the incarcerated young man by means of a [ box of candy. i A night was decided on for the escape. The bars ^that kept McDougald from freedom were to be cut, the young man was to lower himself quietly to the grounds below, where a conveyance waited at the asylum gate to bear him away to the woman he loved. The attempt proved a failure, however The sound of the file against the steel of young McDougald's prison bars was heard by the keen ears of the asylum warders, and the bid for freedom was frustrated. Further piteous letters were sent from the prisoner to Mrs. Hayne, begging her to discover some other way to help him out of his plight. A second attempt was made. On a dark night a few days later a high-powered motorcar bearing three or four friends of the young couple travelled to Longue Point to reconnoitre the place, with a view to making an effort to release the young fellow on the following night. Shortly before midnight of the appointed day a big touring car containing five men arrived noiselessly on the ?oene. The guards of the asylum, however, were not aatoep, and noon the ehallenge waa given to those who A graceful photograph of tha mysterious suicide taken a few weeks ago in London Pretty Alma Vetsera, as she called her* aelf, in a recent photograph taken at the photograph studio of ?>allle Charles, and her little son, "Bunny" Hayne were seen to be croucbmg in the shadow of the asylum gate. No satisfactory answer being given, the guards opened lire on the party. This was returned by the would-be rescuers, one of whom emptied a chamber of revolver shots on the custodians of the institution. A general alarm resulted; lights began to appear about the grounds and reinforcements beat off the attack. The would-be rescuers clambered back into their car and dis appeared into the darkness. Accepting the hopelessness of quixotic rescue. Mrs. Hayne decided to appeal to the law to assist her oause, and applied for a writ of habeas oorpua demanding the asylum authorities to "deliver up the body of Juatin B. MeDougald." When the case was called the asylum brothers did not appear, but Mr McDougald, Sr., was in' court on their behalf. The case was adjourned so that the brothers might appear. After the adjournment Mrs. Hayne appealed to the young man's father and agreed to accompany him to the asylum. What transpired on this journey has never bee* revealed, but on the way Alma agreed not only to make no further fun about the young man's incarceration, but even agreed .to persuade him to remain there of his own consent until his father agreed to his release. A new romance of a different type entered Mrs. Alma Vetsera Hayne'a life after her divoree and her removal to New York. It waa then that she met and married young Donald Shields Andrews, a aenior student at Yale, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Andrews, of Clet* land, Ohio. Shields wu at the time engaged to MiM Elizabeth Strong, of his own city. Social history says that Mrs. Hayne first met the young man through his fiancee, Miss Strong, whose friendship she made while visiting at Camden, S. C. At Camden Alma Vetsera heard all about Miss Strong's engagement to marry the young Yale undergraduate, Donald Shields Andrews. The trusting Ohio fiancee was unreserved in her adoration of her charming and brilliant guest. When Alma Vetsera left for New York it is said that Miss Strong wrote to her fiance, giv ing a glowing description of hlr new friend, and ended: "Be sure you call on her. You'll find her a perfect love. Your devoted Bess.'' Young Andrews proved to be an obedi ent fiance. He called on Mrs. Hayne at her studio apartment, Central Park South, New York. He found her attractions quite up to Miss Strong's specifications. About a week after the meeting /which little Miss Strong engineered they went to Mamaroncck and were married there on April 27, 1915, and sailed for Europe. Two month* later the deserted little fiancee learned that Donald Shields Andrews had returned from Europe alone; that he did not return to Yale to be graduated with the rest of his class, but that he did have a heart-to heart talk with his father and was later found doggedly at work in the paternal copper mines in Michigan. Again divorced, Mr*. Hayne became a permanent resi dent of London, and het social popularity increased rap idly. Her various matrimonial experiences were consid ered no bar to her admissitp in the highest circles. She dressed in exquisite taste and without regard to cost. One woman who kne* her estimated that she did not spend less thai* $50,000 a year on her clothes. And here lies one ol the many mysteries of her life. From her earKest days, even before f*\ any of her numerous marriages, she had been abundantly supplied -with money. She once told a friend that the late EiKneror Francis Jo seph of Austria had furnisha< $1,000,000 for ber maintenance and education on conditioiflhat she should be taken away from Austria and that the secret of her parentage should never be revealed. y It was no secret that some of the most promihent yoking noblemen of England and officers of the army, i^cu of ? superior type to those noblemen who offer their hfearta to Gaiety girls, were ardent suitors for her hand. Captain Cedric Sebastian Rteane, although a handaome young loan of wealth, several years younger than herself, was by no means the most distinguished of her suitors. With characteristic impulsiveness the married him soon after he appeared in her circle, leaving the rest of her friends and admirer* amased at her auddenneas. And then aha killed herself for home undiaeoverablt reason withiu three months of an idyllic houeymoao.