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HOUSE OF ASTOfc LEFT IN
, New . York, April 22. The
"""House of Astor has been left in a
, most peculiar position by the Ti
. The titular head of the hous"e
now is Vincent Astor, a boy of 21.
v f But Vincent will "have two
women to guide him in the man
agement of his Vast fortune.
One is Mrs. Ava Willing As
tor, his mother, and the divorced
wife of the miilti-millionaire who
died a h,ero on the Titanic.
The other.is Mts. Madeline
Force Astof," the young girl
whose marriage to Astor created
such a furore over the length and
beadth of America,
j rNot the least peculiar part of it
is that itj was common report be
fore the engagement of Colonel
John Jacob Astor to Madeleine
Force that Viricint Astor "wa!s in
lbvfe with her..
Also, "Mrs. Ava Willing Astor,
Vhe boy's mother, is coming back
to America from England on an
early boat. That was announced
Mrs. Ava Willing Astor and
r Mrs. Madeleine orce Astor
iever have met.
Vincent Astor may have ,to
choose 'between (his-mother, an'd
the stepmother whom he once
wasreported to love.
ft Where He Would'Fall.
One day my, little codsin came
in from his play and asked his
mother, "Mamqia, where .would I
fall if I fell in love?" His-mother
THE PRICE THAT'S PAID
After decades of labor and ex
periment, a machine is perfected
that seems bound to revolution
ize traffic and transportation to a
remarkable extent. It will pull
more"1 than two teams of horses
dan stir. It will rush up steep
hills easily. It will carry people
across country at speed far in ex
cess to ordinary neeas. J r is an
invention of the highest use and
convenience. But -
"Go to the automobile races to
day. See Dare-Devil Jones anni
hilate Time. Records to be beat
tlie race course. A bolt breaks,
or a tire bursts, or . Dare-Devil
Jones' machine skids,. Five spec
tators die, ten are maimed for
life, and the bones and flesh of
Jones are ground into small souv
enirs. Great meeting'! Great
A Wright or a Curtiss'gets up
a flying machine. It is the begin
ning of man's conquest of the air.
It is a gigantic stride in human
ingenuity and progress. But
'See the flyers at Dominez
Field todav! Death-defviner
stunts by The Bad Boy of the
Air. Spirals, - glides, figure
e'ights a( mile Tiigh in the air !"
. Tens of thousands of people
crowd Dominez Field. The Bad
Boy falls 5,280feet and lies a
mass,of lifeless pjilp at the feet of
his motner. or wife. Great show !
jEverytfne, of the tens of thousands
tens with pride, Jiow he or sne
say that-awful finish- c
told him to gb on qutlEo'play.
TW frafct nf all Afeainshiris
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