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LOVE OR FORTUNE?

J[.mk. Anna Could is confronted with a tiagi-comie alternative. Either she must renounce her suitor, the Prince de Sagan, cousin of her divorced husband, Count Boni de Castellane, or she must submit to the loss of her colossal fortune, says the New York eorresnondent of the Daily Mail. '. On this point Mr. George Gould has so far proved adamant: He is supported in his objections to the eligibility of the Prince de Sagan as successor to Count Boni de Castellane by his brothers Edwin and Howard and his sister Helen, who are ■ executors, under, the will of their father, "of the Gould estate. By the terms of that will any member of the Gould family marrying without the consent of the majority of the executors is condemned to lose half of his or her share of the Gould millions. Mme. Gould's share is £3,000,000, produring an income of £120,000. She obtained the consent of the executors to marry Count Boni de Castellane, but the spend-' thrift career of the count resulted in such a mountain of debts that Mr. George Gould*was made trustee of-the Castellane fortune, and Mme. Gould's income reduced to a paltry -£50,000 a year. Out of this the count's allowance is paid. .At the residence of Miss Helen Gould the entire situation has been fiercely debated. Vainly did Mme. Gould plead on behalf of her' princely suitor, depicting, hi amiable Qualities, and the impression, they had made.on her heart in words of' tremulous eloquence. The executors remained adamant. The upshot was that Mme. Gould left her sister's house and arranged to rent a suite of rooms in thc"*St. Regis Hotel, where her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Morse-Tyler, live. So excited and upset was she that she fell ill in Mrs. Morse-Tyler's apartment, where she is now confined to bed.:

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LOVE OR FORTUNE? New Zealand Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 13757, 23 May 1908, Supplement

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