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jge Germany Not Antagonistic, But Always Ready to Fight. ^
<Bpeclal Correspondence of The Time.' Dispatch.) KIKIj, May 20.?Are the Germana prt taring for war with the United Statoa? 1 think not. They are Jealous of on ?commercial s?ipremncy and In respons 'to the Agrnrlnns hnvi enacted a tarif ??vhlcll niny ?iffect cur trado. They woul ?like to overthrow the Monroe doctrln end have a chanco to colonize and do ?volop South America, but they havo n, 'Idert of attempting anything Hint rhlgh bring on nn America war. Indeed, the; realize for the first timo something c our resources nnd power. They kno? they ara dependent upon us for foodj thoj know also that we aro among their l>os customer?,- und they claim to be tin friendliest o? our friends on the Europeni continent. (WORM ANY READY FOR WAR. As for war preparation?, however, thej nre always going on In the German em. pire. The Kaiser la surrounded by na tlons who would fight him at any time II they thought they could win. nnd he be lleves that the best way to prevent wni is to Im ready for It. To-day the army nnd navy ?ire trained as though wni might be declared to-morrow and all sorts of defenses are stcidlly Improved. ? Mie gets a good Idea of whnt Is being done by ?? look at the naval establish ?ii'-nt at Kiel. The Krupps li-ive a big Bhlp-bulldlng yard h"ro. which works al? most, night nnd day on lb* now gun boats the Reichstag hns ordered. Othci naval vessels nre being built .it Htciitn end Danzig, arid tens of millions of dol? lars are b?'lng thus spent every year. THE KAISER'S ENORMOUS NAVY. , Indeed, the Germans -ire planning to .Obtain tho greatest navy of the world. They wont England's place upon tho ocean, nnd are willing to spend money for many years to gain It. About five years .-<g<> th? government decided to build three buttle ships a year for four? teen years, ?ind In addition a largo num? ber of cruisers, torpedo boats nnd minor vessels. This scheme Is being csrrled out, and at the ?nine time the merchant marine Is being Increased at a. dynamic rite. Other nctR have since been passed, nnd In llioo a scheme was undertaken which will give Germany within thirteen years thirty-four n'-w battle ships, eleven large und thirty-four small cruisers, with many torpedo bouts an?l special servlco vessels. Tho vessels now In use are ; among the best afl'?at. A number of I them rango In slz? from ten to fifteen thousand tons. They are protected by ,the finest of modern armor plate and ?equipped with arnior-plerclng guns of large calibre nnd an enormous number of ?lulck-flrlng guns. The Kaiser Friedrich "Tl.", which I hnve neen In the harbor here ?it Kiel, has forty nine four-Inch guns, eighteen alx-lnch ?luick-flrtng guna and thirty-two smnller quick-firing guns. It Is a magnificent ves? sel of over 11,000 tons displacement and 33,009 horse power. It ?Min make eighteen knots an hour, nnd Is one of the most heavily armed ships nfloat. The Vic? toria Txnjtse. which Is also here. Is much ?mailer, but ahn la a beauty, as arc near? ly all tho vessel? of the navy. Tho navy Is now Increasing at the rate ? of nine or ten vessels yearly, with an In- j Germany, but nearly all the Germai ??rinsed tonnage of oba,,it 7:,,?a00 a year. We hflV? at preaent more vessels thnn ships are of the most modern build, while Some of ours nre slow nnd out of date. GERMAN SEAMEN AND NAVAL SCHOOLS. I find the Germans much Interested In the navy. The people think tb"Ir sill ors superior to any others, and they have organized a navial society, with a mem? bership of moro than 8<i0,000, devoted to Stirling up sentiment In favor ot haval Improvements. The personnel of the navy Improves ev? ery year. It Is Increasing In number?, and It now Includes, something like 30,000 men anal boys. There aro altogether above l.tff) officers, l.ftOD boys, and more than 27,0iK) petty officers nnd seamen. In other words, the Germans havo on their war vssels maire men thsn we had In our army prior to the Spanish-American War. Tho Germans havo good naval schools. There Is one hero nt Kiel with several hundred students. Tho boys are kept but a short time on shore, and then put on trnlnlng elilps. There are a number of (henal Ship, some here -ind some on othT j peas. A common way In to have the sum mors spent In the Daltlc and the winters in th? Mediterranean or the Wi-Ht jikIIos. On these trnlnlng vess?>ls the boys are tnuglvt practical s<-atnanshlp. Thoy learn till about navigation, gunnery anal naval warfare, , They manage the Vessel? themselves, under the eyes of tholr superiors, nnd carry on their studies on board] They are taught naval engineering, torpedo ?elenco, naval construction, mechanics, fortifica? tions, tactlcR, ns well *s the modern branches. They are put through a good course of gymnastics, and learn how to fence., rldo and swim. After a time they ?ire tnken on the vesaeln of the war fleet, and upon graduation aro well fitted to fill the positions in which they are placed. Kiel haj? a marine school and also a ma? rine academy. Tho academy cnmci after the school, b?lng something like our? at Annapolis, THE KIEL CANAL. The most Important thing that the Kal vr has done In connection with the na? val defenses was the building of the great canal here at Kiel. I have gone out to see It and havo photographed It? entrance to the Baltic. The canal cost about J40, (?W/K?, but It Is worth moro than ten times that to Germany In tho way of naval advantages. It ha.s cut down tho time from North Germany to the ocean utmost two days, and has, In fact, mado the Raltlc for all practical purposes a German lake. This canal begins here and extends for sixty miles right serous tho penlnHiila to the mo-.^h of the Elbe. In ? time of war. It will be closed to outsldo nr.tlons, forming a highway for the Ger? man gunboats only. To-day there Is a large naval harbor Just below It, which always has gunboats rendy to sail back and forth for the protection of tho em? pire. The canal Is a sea-level canal, with great locks nt either end of It to control the tides. It is so wide that tho largest gunboats can go through It, and there are six places where they can pass. It Is thirty feet deep and seventy feet broad REPRESENTATIVE GROUP OF GERMANY'S DEFENDERS. at the bottom. At present It Is used large? ly for merchant vessels, 80,000 having passed In and out last year. Tho dues on these vessels annually pay moro than one per cent, on the cost of construction. THE OMNIPRESENT SOLDIER. You have heard a great deal of the German soldier. He Is the biggest man in Germony, and he Is always present. His trumpet awakes you at daybreak, und you hear It also when tho sun Rets, You can't walk the streets without meeting him and stepping aside to let him puas. He has tho best seats In the railroad trains, tho best tables In the beor hallB, and he Is the most honored guest at every social entertnlnment. Ho appreciates his Importance and Insists that It be respect? ed. Instances have occurred where he has' enforced such respect, nnd that In the most brutal manner. Take the caso of Lieutenant von Brusewltz, who killed a man for Jostling him In a beer hall at Carlsruhe. This lieutenant wng Hitting 1n hi? chnlr drinking, when n poor plumb? er, possibly under tho Influence of liquor, In passing through knocked against him. The lieutenant at once demanded an apol ogy. The plumber reftisi-d to give It, and the lieutenant thereupon drew hi? sword und tried to run the man through. The people In the hull Interfered und tho plumber ran. The lieutenant, however, grew more angry as ho thought over the Insult ha hod received. Ho followed the plumber, and, and finding him alone nnd unable to get out on account of a locked door, stabbed him through the back and killed him. The offenso created a gr?ai ntlr-ut the time, but the officer's conduct was practically excused by the govern? ment and the court-martial gave him but n short, mild Imprisonment. There nre frequent altercations between the soldiers and citizens, and In most cases the citizen has but little chance against the soldier, the presumption be? ing altogether In tho favor of the latter. A MILITARY ARISTOCRACY. Indeed, it seems to me ?hat everything here tends toward a military nrlstoomcy. The Kaiser encourages It and the people .apparently do not object. To-day the rich tradesmen, manufacturers and bankers of Germany aro as anxious tu have their daughters married to military ofllc?rs as some of our mlllllonalres an*/ anxious that their daughters should mate with the broken-down dukes and enrls of Europ?. An ofilcer of rank has no trouble In get? ting a wife, and It Is the generally Ac? cepted fact that the wife should bring enough to support the .husband, Pennl- ' loss nfllcers expect to marry rich gjrls. They realize their own market value and Insist upon the price. According to law. nn ofilcer must marry money, If ho has no money himself. Such .money is put Into funds -which cannot deteriorate, and the Increased Income tlici-ofroio is sup? posed to maintain the family as becom.es that of sn oltlcer and a gontlemnn. I do not know the exact sum required, but It is somewhat in tho neighborhood of ?IO.COO. The average otllcer wants much more than this. Mis hope Is a catch with a fortuno of a hundred thousand dollars ot more. He ilovs not hesitate to ask his prospective father-in-law how much be (axpueU to glaa/o, and In certain cases If the matter Is not definitely stated the wedding Is off. I am told that tho cost of tho army Is rapidly Increasing. This Is not eo much In tho amount paid by the government, but In the enormous sums which hnvc to be contributed by the people to enable their sons to maintain themselves In good military slyle. The German Government, In fnct, doos not spend an much on Its War Depart? ment, Including pension?, as we do vipon our Wnf Department and pensions. In 1912 tho total cost of the German army was about $140,ono,000, and Its pension account about $25,000,000, making a totnl of $165,000,000. During the snmo yenr we spent In round numbers $112,000,000 upon our Wnr Department and $138, OOn.ooo for pensions, or In all $90,000,000 more than the Germans, Tho notant expense hero, however, Is equal to two or three times what the government pays. There are 600,000 pri? vate soldiers; In Germany, who receive from 6 to 12 cents a dny outside, their rations. The rations nre poor, and they must have more to supplement them. The result Is that every family which lins a son In the nrmy supplies him with a weekly or monthly allownnco ns great as It can afford, and tho total of these allowances amount to hundreds of mil? lions of dollars a. year. I linvo seen It estimated at two hundred millions, but It Is probably more. This sum Includes the sons ?( officers, who must spend pro? portionately more than tho private sol? diers. At the same time the Btiindard of living nmong the military Is more expensive from yenr to yenr. Germany Is a much richer nation tbun It was a fow yenrs ago nnd ?ill ?lusses aro living more ox trnvnganlly than In the past. Tlin mili? tary class f.-spor-iniiy is spending much moro. Many of the officers uro club men and In the best clubs gambling 1b com? mon. Indeed. It Is said tbnt some of tho old families of Germany have been ruined by tho play of their sons who belong to tho army. A NATION OF SODDIBRS. Germany lias undoubtedly (the Ibost trained soldiers of Europe. The whole nation belongs to tho army, and tho country Is a vast military camp. There arc military clubs In every village, and a constant drilling goes on In every pro vinco. Aocordlng to inw every able-bodied man must spend seven years In tho nrmy. It Is not possible to send a substitute, and this Is bo of rich nn?l poor, of noble and peasant. There ore some who get off on account of underslzo or dellcato physique and some because they are tho sole bread winners of the family, but as a rule every Gorman helongs to the army until ho Is forty-five years of ago. and can be called out at almost anv time. Thero aro aver 300.O0O new recruits ench year, and tho drilling which goes on everywhero makes It so that 3.000,000 soldiers can bo called to the support of the Kaiser at nn hour's notlco. In tho reservo nnd Dandwehr alone there nre'8, 000,000 men and moro than 29,000 officers. In other words, there are more offlcors thnn we had soldiers nnd officers In our regular armv before our war with the Spnnlnrds. There are nbout 4.010,000 men In tho Ersatz Reserve and the Landsturm, nnd these can bo called out In case of the Invasion of Germany. A GREAT MACHINE. The most of this enormous forco Is 3UCh that It can bo worked as ono machine. Everything Is prepared to feed It Ott move It from place to place. The gov eminent, hns control nf the railroads. 1'. has the military lines. Its secret telo graphs nnd Its fortresses at every weak spot along Its boundaries. The German frontier hns a total length of 4,570 mile* and It must guard It nil. It has R43 miles to fortify against Russia. 212 miles? against France, seventy mll/'s against Belgium i and 377 miles ngatnst Holland. It divides , Its frontier defenses Into ton great for? tress dlstrtets, each of which has Its own | organizations and trraops. It has nlto- ' gether seventeen fortified placo? which i servo as camps and nineteen other for- : tresses. The fortresses are all connected > by Underground telegraphs and tlioro aro military railroads from the chief mili? tary centers to the frontier. The government hos 100,000 horses In tho armv. and It could ?bauble or treble this number In time of war, J havo seen tho cavalry nt tho maftiuvres. Tho horses are wonderful. They are trnlned so that they keep perfect step, and so that In pnrade they will take so many" steps to the minute, nnd march In per? fect time with one another. The Germans are very proud of their soldiers, and the common people generally do not object to military Bervlco. It does their sons good, and they are proud of having them In the army. They da> | not like emigration on the ground that It taki*s fiwny so many soldiers, and tho.1, German-American who returns horo has j to be careful as to what his military tecord has bepn. We havcv*i treaty with | Germany which provides that such men ? shall bo treated ns American citizens, but a this treaty is not always regarded, I am i told thnt scores of German-Americans I who come here have been warned to ' lenvo tho country within eight days, and | that some have been arrested and fined because they had left without perform- ! lng military service. According to the Gorman law, evory ! boy ut eighteen must servo in the army. j Tho records of birth are carefully kept, and tho names of those reaching eigh? teen nre published from year to year. If there Is no record of their deaths and they do not appear lines aro nssesseil against them, nnd If theso are not paid they are liable to Imprisonment. Many a baby thus recorded has been taken to tho United States with his par? ents and become nn American citizen, and somo such babies on tliolr return to Germany ns grown-ups havo. beep com? pelled to pay such fines. I heardt-of a caso of one man who had served several ycara In the army of tho United States. Ho roture?l hero on tho death of his mother to look into her estate, and this flap which had been assessed ngalnt/f ~h"lm wns demanded. Ho could not pay It, and was sent to Jail. It took tho best efforts of tho American ambassador to got him out. Another more recent case was that of two of our rich, business men. They had : left Germany us little boys, had grown up ns American citizens and had . re- r turned here. Intending to stay a couplo of years nncl educate their children. As long a? they remained at a hotel no no? tice was taken of them, hut a few months ago they routed flats and began to furnish j them. This brought their names to thot police, who have to keep track of s?chil things for taxes. Their records were ex- | nmlned, and they were ordered to leavo' tho country, for police reasons, within I eight days. They protested, but so far f their protest has boon of no avail, nnd' they may yet need tho Intercession of tho? American ambassador before they can I stay. j TRANK G. CARPENTER. \u\?BDOM QMp? HE DISCUSSES HOTEL SUICIDES AND HOTEL BEATS. Copyright 1603 by Doubleday, Page & Co. I remember hearing Jim Breslin descrlt , hlti early trials and tribulations In th hotel business?how he began at the bol torn of tho ladder und worked hl3 wa up. Now the difference between Jim Bres lln and myself Is that while he began a the bottom of ' the ladder and slowl worked hla way up, I began at the to; of the ladder and havo been rapidly work lng my way downward ever slue?. But the ladder I began at the top o was the step-ladder, and the way of 1 was this: When I first embarked In th hotel business I said to dear old Garrison "I wnnt to learn this business thorough ly." I was in tho first flush of early youtl then, and I had a childish notion tha a hotel man ought to be conversant wit) tho details of business. Well, Mr. Garrl eon looked me all over and took In tin full details of my Gothic Btyle of archl tecture. and ho snld: "Nature has not been very lavish t< you In tho matter of lleshy charms, bu; she has evidently Intended you for sonn purpose, and In my opinion the purpos? la to perfectly adapt you to going up a ?tep-ludder, crawling over a transom anc opening the door In cases of BUlcIdo." Well, naturally I was dazzled at the brilliant prospect which I aaw opening before me, t.nd I flung myself Into the work with all tho abnndon of youth; nnd 1 think I may Bay, without being accused of undue vanity, that .when It comea to crawling over transoms there Is no inun In tho profession who Is my peer. There aro men famous all ovor the country as hotel-keepers, but nono of them could ever hopo to achieve distinction at crawl? ing over transoms. And speaking of aulcldos?I always was eloquent when I got on this subject, for it Is one with which I am thoroughly con? versant?It Is strange thut, with nil the new and beautiful hotels which have of lato been erected, our old place still con? tinues to bo tho favored resort for that class of trade, Indeed, I sometimos think that these beautiful palaces rather boom tho Industry, for when a man has spent a day or two ot ono of thoso palaces, nnd lias received nnd paid his bill, ho hns nothing left to llvo for; and what more natural Hum ho should wish to blow his brain? out? Wo have never catered to this class of trade. We have never written letters to prospective suicides at our hotels, Invit? ing them to come with us at reduced rates; and yet, whon a man feels that It la time for him to make a out, and shuf flo off his mortal coll, It seems perfectly natural for him to drift Into our hotel, tinostontatlniifl though It ho. It Is a comparatively easy class of trade to satisfy. They do not stop to Inquire Whether the plumbing Is modern or antique. They do not ask wholher their rooms are decoruted In tho style of the ?First Empire or tha Soventh Ward, Give them a good six-foot gas humor, about fifteen hundred foot of illuminating gns ?t $1.20 a thousand, and a fow uninter? rupted moments, nnd thoy are content. Not long since I enmo Into my oftlca ono morning and found a gentleman there, simply boiling with rugo, It seems that he had Just boon mnriled?Indeed, ?Sad spent tho llrst night of his marital jarear under our roof. On arising in the corning ho had been told by aoirte busy Cody that tho room which ho occupied had, on the previous day,'' been occupied by two persons who had committed sui? cidal therein. Ho was very Indignant. I endeavored' to puclfy him. I said: "My dear sir, you would scurc'ly ex peat us to put a sliver pluto on the door and silver handles, and consecrate the I . atoom to the memory of the tjear departed. We are conducting a hotel, not a cem? etery." But he was very Indignant, and made remark? which were painful to one of my shrinking, ?ensltK-e organization. I once had a peculiar dazzling suicide at my place In which two person? quenched the vital spark and destroyed a new Wilton carpet simultaneously. This accldont was splendidly written up In one of our lending Journals, with lovely portraits of the principal? (evolved from the Imagination of the artist). My portrait wa? also printed, together with a brief synopsis of my Ufa. I shall never forget my wife's axclamatlon of delight when the article wa? shown her, and her simple, unaffected Joy and prlda at seeing my picture side by side with tho deceased was truly touching. It Is needless to sny that for a long timo thereafter our place was thronged with suicides, and all without costing us a cent. So I never let an opportunity pass to say a good word for newspaper men. I always have a tender spot In my heart toward newspaper men. What would hotels do without them? Whenever we have a fire or a robbery or a suicide, who Is the first to fly to us In the hour of our affliction? Tho newspaper man. And he proceeds to give un a big send-off. I Hiiy "send-off," for It generally has the effect of sending oft a lot of star board? ers. ? ?,?','? It's no trouble at all to beat a'Tiotol. The law ?ays we must take any one who comes, without regard to age, color, or previous condition of servitude. The only tiling wo can look to Is tho baggage. All a bent has to do Is to present him ?.elf with a fair array of baggage. Wo take him to our bosom. After a few days, or weeks, or a month, nccordlng to the custom of tho particular hotel concerned, he Is nsked to pay. He hasn't any money. A remittance he ex? pected hasn't come. We hold the bnggngo. He Bklps. We open the trunk and find a soiled handkerchief and three dirty collars. There wo are! Wo can go to law, What good will It do us In nine out of ten cases? Borne of the beats are not sharp enough to work tho thing that way.,0'hey re? move the baggage or property ??eeomeal, If wo can catch them doing that, with Intent to defraud, the law can hold them In criminal proceedings, but it Is almost impossible to nnh a departing guest un? der such conditions that we can prove Intent to dofrnud. Tho average man who doesn't pay his hotel bill Isn't without pride, Isn't a reg? ular boat. Ho Is more often a man who well-to-do or lins been well fixed, Is linid up for tho moment. Ho expects to cntch on next week, and goes nheiid ami blow? himself In good fnltn. Next week doesn't come loaded with bank-notes nnd ho oun't settle. It's tho fashlonnblo hotel that losos heavily through bad debtR. The real swell houses lose thousands of dollur? every year through debts run up by norial lights. Tlis-so establishments can't turn down a I patron of high soclnl standing. He )s used to burning money nnd runs up a sky-high bill. It seems natural enough that ho should. Then ho can't pay. What's tho hotel man to do? Ho may ovontualTy get tho money. Then again, , ho may not, He can't afford to mise a , row. I don't know but What the old-timer hns been the most fatal proposition for mo. Sometimes a man who has been com- | lug to tho house for'years, and ha? al- I wjivs been on tho straight, strikes hnid j luck and aslis for tlnio. Wo let him run along for the ?ake rf ! his record. His bill climbs high, ho ! doesn't pull out of the hole, and he binds us for a good round sum. Hut It isn't only tho old-timer who bents us. Why, even tho children can play with us hotel men. Only a little while ngo throo small boys came to my hotel. They were smull sha? vers, and they stayed throo or four days before we nsked thorn for money. They confessed that they didn't have uny, that they luid run uway from homo and luul spent a very cont thoy hud brought with them. Thl? seemed llku a good deal of a Jok? I and they were such nice, bright llttlo chaps, too. They gave us their homo ad? dress and we telegraphed to their pa rents. (?ot a telegram right bnck. Pa? rents were overjoyed to get truck of er? ring children. Would wo kindly hold the boys? The parents would bo down hero after them. We kopt the boys and they kept right on eating everything within sight. Arter a few away? had gone by, we telegraph? ed to the agonized parents again. Prompt answer. Family bereavement prevented their coming at once, but they would be on by the enal of the week. \\Ve fod the young cormorants all that week. No parents. At last we bought railroad tickets and sent tho kids homo to save ourselves from bankruptcy. I suppose the parents wanted to give the children an outing. They ?lid It?uml It didn't cost them anything beyond tho price of the tickets to tho city. SIMEON FORD. l^DE'SjypQPERMp?eL The Fable of the Soft Thing and Some of the Things That Were Done to Him. Copyright, 1903, By Robert Howard Russell. A Relative had died and left him a largo Hale of the Carnegie Library Compound. As soon ns It wus noised around-that the Mark was actually BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF LILACS IN ARNOLD ARBORETUM, HARVARD THE GIANT LILAC AT THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM, A " Syringu Jap?nica " Twenty-fivo Foot High and over Fifteen Indios in Diameter, (Spoclnl Correspondence ot Thu Tlmes LMspateh.) UOBTON. May 3U.-Aro you fond of li? lacs? Then next timo you aro in Huston in the-latter part of Muy you will want to visit the ever-grow|ng collection of lilacs?which is already tho largest in the world?at tho Arnold Arboretum, tho remnrknblo museum of trees and shrubs belonging to Harvard University a?,_ t___ rented by Professor Charles Ssprugtio i But gout, author of tho monumental "Silva of North Amarle-a." Luring these last few weeks about fifty now varieties of tho Byrlnga family, as It la technically known In tho botany hooks, have? baMiii carefully guarded In tho nursery depart? ment of the Arboretum, prepara tory to ihelr IInal selling" out In thai section as? signed to UlncH. Some,of these diminutivo hushes?which have to be wati-hod so tenderly In th.o llrat stages* of their growth, but which ure so slugiilurly hardy once they grow well up are very recent acquisitions to this <-liiiiiite Introduced hither from Clilim, Japan, ('urea, Siberia, and other countries in the far earn ; others represent the J?test success of ?killed Kreuch anal German nurserymen In thu production ot maw'anal startling hybrids,' Additions m?' constantly being made to thin famous collection whli'h has already mude possible the laeauttl'ul lilac puth ill Hi,. At biireitim, the ?it-light not only of itualon, but of till oust urn Massachu? setts. The great value of this lilac group- at the Arnold Arboretum In tho eyes of stu? dent? of botany and horticulture consists of course not only In its size but In tho fact that It Is being sat out In mich n way ihut tho H50 or inoro speck-s and varieties represented will nil bo permanent thill they ?Minnol In ?my cuso revert to ,-i common typo. A contury heneo each shrub now planted will be represented by ?leseeiiduiits Hint have rctiiliu-d fuit li? ft 111 y every ehuraotorlst'o of their uncos- j try. This deal rabio result la being no- ? i'oinpllshed simply hy uvoUInnco of graft? ' lug. That Is to say, every shrub Ih ruli-od ! entire'}- on Its own stuck- u difficult, slow and expensive process, but the only one that I? sclent llli-iilly cojreot, Tim point for the layman ,t.'tu Is that the ordi? nary oominerelal horticulturist Importa I-uro cuttings l'liiin-alii-iiail whlfh ho grafts i upon Um ?took of Urn common lilac -Sy? ring??, vulgurls. This Is the easleM sort ,,f ' procesa ?nul the lilao bush thus produced ; Is, for the Immediate purposes of the nurserymen, nil that'can lie desired. That Is in s.-iv. the grafted ?.hoots bc.-ir won? derfully well n?' u short .time; hut pros? cnlly a ti,,n-i- hollows out ?he original trunk, Icilllng Iho bush and thereby de? stroying for u""i! and nil tin) lino ?llao ?null, tdnee Un1 numerous sli.uim timt iinvo .sprung up about ttm parent stum uro nil fuumi tu be ordinary Iliac brunches uuiti- uiilullu,'iici-l by tho tem? porary grafting?. Such a mcllmil of uulck but evanescent results la naturally wholly luupplicuWu to a tree museum, such ns the Arnold Arboretum really Is. It has, therefore, been adopted hh an Invariable rule by Mr, Jackson Dawson, the famous head gar? dener nt the J n tun lea, Plain Institution, that, even though with ?oinu varieties It takes throat or four years to got then? lit for planting, every lllitu must, n? It were, stand on Ita own foots, Tho cuttings uro usually faHvetl lu pota ?lining tlie full and winter, in Hiaiiiu caaes under considerable heat. They ordinarily (HI ihe pots befiiio the following spring, when they aro s,"t out In nn open tilr nursery, thoie t>> be watched over and to be reinovuil to thu liol-liiuiso again with the nil vom of wln tiT. Most llhie cuttings m-?? rather hard tai root, bul Mr. jDuwsun'a siiccohs with th.'iii at that Arboretum has become pro? verblal ?nn.mg' the iinrtluulaurlat*, Thu finished product, if ono may so speak of this Ulna' iii'iiisuy, appears In th.- long raaw of shrubs and trees that borders one ? >f tin-, driveways In tho'Ar l..ii-etiin?. Hero aan ope side of the path? way next to the raaaal you will see tho smaller shrubs, on ilm mher .side tiiamo llliu-s for tin- niais? nain that rlsy to a height aaf from ir, ? ' feet and that a'o mana? worthy of tit*. me of ticos. Tho size of tint specimens the latter i'1'l-S Is Indeed to most visit?. , one a,f the sur |?i Wing facts ".bout llhi-avallectlain, for there are lllo-on In the At-borutum with trunks ih.ii uiu 10 or is luches through. carrying Money In his ClothoB, every Short-Card Man In tho Business be? gan to break through the Crowd, saying, ."I saw him first." In the Twinkling of an KJyo tho Legatee was transformed from an ordinary, hand-mo-down Plug to One of our Prominent Cltlzona. Many who hacLbeen unable to placo him while he was feeding at a $4 Oatmeal Resort on a Side Streot now dashed madly aorosa tho Car Traoks to give him the Joyous Mitt and ask him to come up to the House norne Evening. And he, llko every other Proud Mortal who la being polted with Bou? quet?, fancied that his Popularity was based upon his own Sterling Qualifies and did not arise from the Fact that he wa? known up at the Bank. Those who doctored up the Bricks for him did not take the Trouble to put any Gold Plating on the Outside. They nailed his Currenoy and then promised to deliver the Goods by Messenger Boy, so as to save lilm Trouble. He learned that a great many Ex? clusivo Organizations wanted to tako In a few Members who were SociaJly Prominent. Every timo that ho was handed the Soolal Promlnenc? Gag he foil and signed nn Application Blank. In a Couple of Month? he had so many Brothers and Fellow-Clubmon that he could not turn a down-town Corner without running Into a Hot Touch. Also ho was Pie for the Dignified Gentleman representing tho JCnstern Publishing House. Long ago this Species of tho Hold-Up Man wa? known as a Book Agent, but In these latter Dnys ho Is a Special Rnvoy who brings Glnd Tidings of Great Joy to the superior Intellectual Class? es who aro known to bo there with the Cotn. . livery Hypnotlo Salesman who cor? nered the Murk sang the old Solo about giving Special Term? to a fow Book Lovers In order to derive a cer? tain Prestige from tho uso of their Names. Tuke a Man who never has studied any Volume except the Winter Book nnd tell him that ho Is a Bibliophile and he will ?well a few Inches, whe? ther he know? the Meaning of tha Word or not. In a short time the Prominent Oti? len had a T.lbrnry that was greatly admired by nil who visited his Apart? ments, nnd the Books were In first class Condition. He never took any of them down, for fear that hn could not p|- 'hem back In the Illght Placo, Aftftj., about three Months ha be? came an Art Critic und n suro-snough 1 Connoisseur. He knew It becauso a great ninny Dealer? took htm Into the Bnck Itoom and told him so. Then they would throw tho Light on a Creation that had been In tho Salon or else tenderly reniovo the Cotton Batting from n Bronze thnt could not be broken with a Maul. Ha would try to convince hlmsolf thnt there was a certain Difference be? tween these Masterpiece? and tha Junk that lin ?aw 1.? the (10-onnt Store?. Ho bnd to see a Difference or else bo could not have got away With tho Connotsseiu- Bluffs. So he became a well known Collec? tor. Many "Friends told him ho had Hxmilslto Taste, and ho began to l,o ll-ve It himself, so ho attended In? hibitions nnd begun to mast t La Moderns. Whereas ho had been known In the Old liny? ns a Par' ir III icksmltti, ho now discovered tint lie was n Strong Card -it Pinner Parties, espe? cially If he stood for lb' -?'heck, lie got many a laugh out of the antique W|ieezea tint he had cribbed from the Joke Book, ami when he arose to spring 'be prehistoric Toast every? body applauded before Ive auid u. Word, because that was tho safest , timo to Applaud. Among other startling Discoveries mado by the Popular Leader of tho Bmart Set was ono concerning his Business Sagacity. Ho received long typewrlten Letters from the (Pneuma- ? tlo Brothers, representing the Smoke ?Syndicate, offering to let him in on the Ground Kloor provided ho would . rush Check by Return Mall, otherwise . it would bo Too Late. It appenred from these Letters that ? tho Syndicate had acquired all the ?Claims on tho East Slope of the Bull- - kon Range, and were within 80 feot of ' the well known Mine that was turn- _ lrig out ?&000 a Minute. Already three '. Shafts and tho Original Capital had been sunk, nnd tho Ore was found to contain German silver, Brass, Gold Fillings, Celluloid, Borax and Pepsin, ' all In Paying Quantities. Tho Expert employed by tho Com- . pany ha<l Just completed his third - Dream, and estimated that the Lodes somewhere in the vloltlny oontanled ? friO.O?O,?? worth of Something, and now It was merely necessary to go ahead and find It. The Stock offered at 8 cents a. Share would be advanced to $1.14 on January 1st. Accompanying the Confidential Let? ter was a Half-Tone Picture of tha ? Mountain, meroly as an Evliionc? ot Good (Faith. Tho Mark had read somewhere that . any one who oomos Into Property la not considered a True Sport until he takes a Flyer at tho Mining Game. Ho bought a few Bundles of Stock, the Par .Value of which made Sona^ tor Clark, of Montana, look like a Piker, and although his Cautious Friends warned him to hold out his Money and loan It to them, he per? sisted In his Wild Speculations. Ho put In more than $4fa0, and at the end of tho Fifth Year received $1,87 in Premiums and expects to be ? In tho P. A. B. Wldener Class If he lives until 1950. In the meantime he Is working at his other Triados of Prominent Club- ' man, Social Leader and Art Crltlo. ? Moral: "Wealth brings Happlneaa only when expended for Fuel to feed ) tho Spiritual Existence. Without the use ot tho knife we curt) Cuncers. Tumors and Ohronlo 8orc?i_. charging nothing for examination. Our' patients are our best friends. Come ait a" ace the cancers wu huvo removed iniii cured from '-ur now huupy patients, uni" are dully curing. They ara wonderful,. If then yon are not satisfied, wo will pay;' all your expenses. Kellam Cancer Hospital Twelfth and Hunk Street* t iClvliiuDiiil, Va.