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" WORLD'S MOST DARING BIRDWOlAN-TO FLY
" ACROSS ATLANTIC OCEAN
Berlin, Germany. A woman may
lead the way in the great air race
across the Atlantic!
Prau Nelly Beese, who has the slim
figure of an American school girl,
but the courage of an Amazon, is al
ready preparing to skim the Atlantic
in the proposed race, and. she says
she expegts to be the first to launch
her "ship" dn the perilous air route
over the seas. She is designing a
special hydroaeroplane for the trip
and she is having it built in her own
The trails-Atlantic flight will be by
far the most daring attempt made by
a woman to explore the air, but it will
not be Frau Beese's first venture
into the upper regions by. any means.
Her races through space have daz
zled the "birdmen" of the world since
she began flying three years ago.
The hydroaeroplane Frau Beese
has designed for her trans-Atlantic
flight is a 100-horsepower "ship,"
with a speed of 65 miles on land and
45 on water. . It's freight capacity
is 1,300 pounds, double the
Frau Nelly Beese at the Wheel of
e Her Plane.
usually carried on air tours.
Mme. Beese will be accompanied in
the exposition .race by her husband,
Charles Boutard, the well-known
French pilot. They expect to make
load ' the trip in 48 hours.
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
Driven by want and worry to misfortune's last resort, the morgue,
Lonar Zell, a San Francisco gardener, left a timely farewell message.
"Buy me no clothes," itaid; "the living need more help than the dead.
If all the outlay which grieving affection makes in memory of the
cherished dead could be saved to show Justice or mercy to the living, it
would be a happier world-; and the dead, could they know, would be likely to
In framing his will, a multi-millionaire recently left the bulk of liis great
estate In trust to endow a showy cemetery. He wanted an imposing-mausoleum
built to perpetuate his memory; and, around it, flowers and shrubbery
and magnificent trees. To tne empty pomp of life he would add the useless
pomp of death, continuing his vanity down, the ages.
He did not know that the joyous laughter of one happy child at play
would have made a better memorial than-the highest monument that man
He had never learned, as had that despairing pauper, that "the living
need more help than the dead."
Paris prescribes gray wigs for the In .separate waists transparency is
women and ruffles for the men. the vogue.