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Says Goodby in Three Languages and That Her Son, Vincent, Is Feeling Fine
Mrs. John Astor sailed at noon to-day for England on the White Star liner
Oceanic. She was accompanied by her daughter Alice Muriel and a number of
friends were at the pier to see them depart.

She bade goodby in French, German and English to those who went to see her
off. She wore a tailor made black suit of black and a cute little hat, all
feathers, sat on her head.  The thin veil of black did not conceal much of
her face.  She said that she was going home and did not know how long she
would be gone.  Mrs. Astor is never interviewed, either arriving or
departing and she made no exception in to-day's sailing.

"You know," she said with a gracious smile, "I never have anything to say.
I really don't know what my plans are.  I am going back to England and after
that I cannot say."

Asked how she left her son Vincent, she said that she had had the best of
reports from his doctor and that he himself was feeling fine.

Little Miss Astor was one of the most observed of the passengers.  She seems
to grow more beautiful every time she crosses the Atlantic.

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Original article digitized by the New York Public Library

Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,


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