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a chance be never-wcjuld haye had
over there on the squalid edge of
the Black Forest.
In the problem of the mastery
of dollars it was a superb accom
plishment. But in the problem of
the making of a man, what has it
William Vincent Astor is a
freshman in Harvard. He has al
ready announced that he will not
again attend school. Thus he has
frustrated one of his great for-
If Yourig Astor Tried to
He could buy the Harvester
He could build and equip
Ht rniild htiild and eauit) 20
U. S. warships.
He could pay in fulUall the
losses at sea reported by the
U. S. life saving bureau since
1871 and still have left neatly
He could replace the entire
' government gold reserve.
He could build 18 Brooklyn '
He couldjpay all the govern-
ment pensions for tHe coming
He could pay the entire in-
ternal revenue tax on all the
liquor consumed and produced
"1n the United States during
'"the next year. f
He could lay out a path of
silver dollars from New York
to San Francisco with a few
left for terminals.
i s. . -
bear's pet desires that each of
his male descendants should have
a college education.
The .first John Jacob Astor
knew the number of square feet
in every plot of ground he owned,
the terms of its lease and the con
dition of its improvements. Wil
liam Vincent Astor has 27 clerks "
who pay him over, his income,
and any one of those clerks
knows more about the estate than
he does. Except for his mother,
he can never be sure that any hu
man being approaches him with '
any thought except one influ
enced by money.
The force that was dynamic
five generations ago is today sta-
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built the Astor fortune has be
For this young man to make a
success of life he will require all
the extraordinary character of
his great ancestor, less $100,000,
000! For $100,000,000 js the amount
of his handicap. And the atro
phy that is in him from five gen-"
erations who have "stood $till"
can never overcome it.
Tomatoes may be brought to' " "
.maturity and ripened very early
by planting them at theright sea
son in a 'barrel; in the bottom "of
which is a foot of well-rotted ma
nure covered with rich earth.
Train the plants up thesouth side '
of the house and water frequent- ,
ly. Have plenty pi holes for drainage