the purchase of a second-hand or inferior harness is the poorest of economies.
The finding of a capable servant will probably take time ; none should be engaged without a personal reference. Chapter X gives a list of the articles necessary for the servant, and at the end of this chapter will be found a list of the articles necessary in the stable where one or more horses are kept. The latter list will undoubtedly appal an inexperienced person, but there is really nothing included in the entire summary which can be conveniently dispensed with. Of course there are a number of articles which would not require duplication were there several horses instead of one. If the gentleman in question is a practical man and really interested in his new departure, he will have all these things provided before his servant arrives, and will as far as possible find out the use of each article.
The horse, brougham, and harness are now sent home and the servant instructed to report for duty. The first day or so will have to be spent in " getting things to rights." On the second afternoon our friend takes a short drive, realizing that his horse is not "fit," and should be used very moderately for some time. Later, when everything is running smoothly, he takes occasion to drive directly to the stable on a muddy day, and superintends the doing up of the horse, car-