riage, etc. He is probably surprised at the amount of time consumed, and, realizing that the carriage did not reach home till about half past one in the morning, it occurs to him to wonder what time John got to bed. The appreciation of such matters is very necessary to an owner who is desirous of doing justice to a conscientious servant, as well as of keeping a lax one up to the mark.
Oftentimes a man of means who takes no interest in horseflesh desires to establish a stable which will be suited to his family needs. He wishes to keep enough horses to warrant a free use of his carriages, and yet the mere details are sufficiently formidable to deter him from the undertaking.
It may not be amiss to give here the " condiments," so to speak, of a good-sized private stable which contains vehicles of the useful sort, and the servants, horses, etc., necessary to its maintenance.
We will suppose this establishment to be intended for city use in winter, and for such a place as Newport in the summer. The most important factor is the coachman, who should be a near approach in qualifications to the man who is described in Chapter VII as a head coachman. Such a man is not always to be had for the asking, but it will be found wise to wait wail lie can be secured.
The question as to the necessary carriages, horses,