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GETTING READY FORTfiE $3,0000(1 ASTOR BABY
wonder about this one bright
spot in the whole' deserted ave
nue. And then someone whis-
-iThe Asibr home and' Mrs. .Astor the mother's apartments
, nursery ejn the second-floor, corner.
New York; Aug. , 8. Ail the
marble mansions in Fifth avenue
are deserted. Biit loads of "tour
ists, every evening, ride up the
famous thoroughfare to view the
splendid homes of the "idle rich"
and s,ee, during th6se dog-days,
only -silent, boarded-up palaces.
But as E. Sixty-fifth street
comes into view, everyone notices
a light in a corner .room on the
second floor of a great house-; all
the rest of the "massive granite
pile is dark.
.The jpeople, atop - o the 'btts,
"That' is the Astor mansion."
Then everyone guesses the
truth that in that solitary light
ed, room, Madeleine Force Astor
awaits the coming of her little
And what preparations are they
making to receive into this world
the first-born of the bride-widow
a child to whom its father, John
Jacob Astor, who sank, so bravely
in the Titanic, left a great unham
pered fortune of $3,000,000?
How, la $hort, -dojhey Usher in