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-'perfectly atTiQtnetTsetmy: cotir.se
over Dover Castle, and had my
first, surprise in a few minutes.
When the machine rose every
thing was "beautifully still and.
cajm, but once over the castle and
'we ran into the most exciting'
But I was up and away over
the channel before they had time
o do me any harm. And then it
,was heigh-h6, and me for Calais
as hard as I could peltl The chan
nel, no doubt, looked very fine
but I was not for admiring the
cview just then. '
I I let the Bleriot go for all she
was worth, and then, i'-slap-bang,"
I hit a fog-bank head on. In
about ten seconds I hadn't, the re
motest idea where I was. I just
couldn't go blundering on
through that horrible fog, so I
sent the Bleriot up until I was
2,000 feet high.
t- Below me land' suddenly ap
peared ! On the left I saw a town
.standing out, and I took this to
-be Calais. So I swung offprompt
ly to the-right, comfortably think
ing that I should strike the flying
ground all right
There were the most beautiful
green fields below me, but they
looked grjiice and compact and
50 well, laid out that I,simpjy
couldn't come down on them and
tear them up. So I cut hack,, and
finalljTlafided on the beach.
The place turned out to be a
ittle fishing village called Egui-
,hen. I had dimbed safdy.out of
jthe machine and was congratu
lating myself in a self-satisfied
,.W ."wheji oyer tfefi, .tPP- 0f.the
TTjeacS" there; came,- suddenly-Vun-
ning- a host of the quaintest fig
ures, each carrying, as I subse
quently discovered, a pailful of
They all stopped short about
twenty yards away, and we re
spectfully admired each other for
some minutes. Then we both
started to speak at once.
Aftei- a bit I gathered that they
;they were all fishermen were
hailine me as the first woman to
'fly the channel. It was very, very
nice of them, but what I wanted
most was to send a telegram off
to my mother, telling of my safe
BITS OF NEWS '
Mrs, Nellie Mann ChappdL di
vorced 'wife of.Dr. Ora A. Chap
pdl, filed suit for $36,000 in Elgin
against Allie Best Chappell, sec
ond wife, for alienating doctor's
J. C. Gooding, 57, 3&23 Ellis
ave., salesman, hit by auto owned
by The Fair and driven by Frank
J. Gerrard, 3536 So. Wood st
Leonidas B. Saunders, 22, son
of wealthy Los Angeles lawyer,
arrested for passing worthless
checks. Worked in Railway Ex
change "building. Wife, 18, pen
niless. Body of man found in river
near W. 24th st. Saturday, identi
fied as Joseph Wilson by wife,
Mrs. Mary A. Wilson, 1349 Cfit
tendexi st Disappeared Dec. 25,
ML . .