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VIEW OF THE BOSTON WORK HORSE PARADE— AGE COUNTS FOR, NOT AGAINST, THESE ENTRIES.
WOHK HOUSES ON PARADE.
Boston Method of Securing Better
Treatment of Them.
U v "_'•; One of the most interesting
I «!i«.v. s h«-l«l in this city is the Boston
■ Tr | :.-. which will be held this year
Work Horse Parade
ration wMch includes some
ding citizens of the Hub. All \\"rk
- : horses) that are not
out of condition "r otber
fti for v.ork may I for prizes,
lasaified according to the busi
'i they are us. d. prizes being award
ed f<T condition and manners and for comfort
.■•..-. • ants in favor of the
nst him. and, other things
<;ual. to the .i<ier horse is awarded the
The underlying motive is to foster Intelligent
and humane treatment of work horses. The
number of piizes is in proportion to the number
of entries. At the- last two parades at least half
the exhibitors received prizes, and at the com
ing parade this proportion will be increased.
These prizes consist of a sum of money for the
[rivet a ribbon for the horse and a diploma for
The prizes are primarily for good hard-work
ing condition, docile and gentle manners, show
ing thai the horses have been kindly treated.
and for comfortable harnessing. Harness that
is light but strong • Dough to do the work re
quire] of it is preferred to heavier harness. This
rule is observed especially in respect to bridles
and <>th<:-r parts in which great strength is not
required. The value or newness of the harness
<Io«s not count, and the vehicle is not considered,
except that a vehicle too heavy or otherwise un
fit for ihe horse disqualifies the entry.
A notable feature of the parade is the old
horse <-la_ss, open to horses now in active service
that have bt-en owned and use.l by the person
making th« entry or by his predecessor in the
business for not less than fifteen years prior to
g class is the veteran
driver class. In which the Humane Education
• ■fiVrs a ?]<> silver medal to the driver tn
rade who has been the longest continuous
■ the service of his present employer or
.-soi .if thai employer. In addition a
• to every other driver in
this class v. bo has seen twenty years or more
of s. rvice with the same employer.
(social ion \va.s held on
rial Day, 1903, and was an experiment in
■:ntry. It was. however, an Immense suc
rbere w< re 150 exhibitors, making a pa
nu]" more than three miles long. Last year there
ver.- 900 entries. Iforeover, according u> the
f surgeons, owners, drivers, horse
iher persons in different parts of tho
city. th< good effects of the parade ha.\e been
liLsuiiK. Boraes are better groomed, harnesses
an kep< cleaner, and in general teamsters take
-1 in their w..:k Th>' example set by
I^.sioti b.LLs already been followed in Kansas
nd a. similar parade is projected in Bal
O.V .f SOUTHERN RAILROAD.
Vr.i'-. h;ii: P. Wilder, at a dinner in St. I^ouiS,
• --limp- r:ij]r<»riil Stories.
"One bright afternoon I was riding on a
Sou thorn train," ha said. "It was a hot, bright
afternoon. The car vas full of sunshine and
dust, and the air that swept through the open
door was warm and gritty and unrefreshing.
Everybody was uncomfortable, ami a little boy
■r-Jio sat in front of me had his head poked out
of the window all the time In search of coot
ness. Now and then, with some loud remark,
he drew, in his head, all coaled with dust and
Boot, and made ■ few white streaks over its
dark surface by daubing It with a handkerchief.
"The boy's remarks were amusing, and we all
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fell intrt the habit of waiting for them. In the
heat and dust and glaring sunshine they seemed
to afford us a little relief.
"The train after a time struck a serpentine
stretch of track, and began to rock from side
Now we were bulled to the right, now,
we were ilun^ violently to the left. On we went
with this crazy, rocking motion, and in the dis
THIS HORSE, BILLY, IS FORTY V EARS OLD.
George If. Blodgtstt, his owner, ls driving.
tance a tunnel appeared. As. always swaying
violently, we drew near the tunnel, the boy in
front drew in his <lust grimed head quickly, and
in wild excitement shouted:
" 'Hy George, I believe we'll miss the hole' 1 "
'TWERE BETTER SO.
Stewart Edward White, the author, lost some
THE STH-AVE. HOME OF SENATOR CLARK.
It has been building *»nr<» IS9B and i* not y.-t finished. In order to .-y.^uy- matters the Sienatot has
It has Dcon DUllom outright six plants producing material used in the work-
money recently through the failure of a trust
In Santa Barbara one day he was introduced
to an interesting young man from New-York.
"What '!'»es that young man do?" Mr. White
asked on the stranger's departure.
"lie is attached ti> the Commercial Bank,?
was the reply.
"Ah," said Mr. White, "so they attach them
now, do they? It's not a bad idea."
Kthe.1 — I know he is rich, but isn't he too old
to be considered eligible?
Edith— on tliu uthcr hand, ho is too eligible to
bo considered old. — (Puck.
OWNS MS OWN PLANTS.
Senator Clark Gets Ahead of Con
tractor* on His House.
Senator William A. Clark, of Montana, whose
now homo at ."ith-ave. and 77th-st. has been In
process of construction since lv.is, and is not
finished yet, baa been driven to an extremely
unusual though apparently effective* course,
both to protect himself against extortions of
mechanics and to Insure the completion of his
house with reasonable speed. One after an
other Mr. Clark has purchased In quirk *u>-
cession six bis plants producing material used
in the work on his house. These purchases In
clude a bip granite quarry at Xorth Jay, Me., a
stone finishing plant at Bangor, Me., a marble
working plant, a woodworking factory and a
decorative plaster plant at Ravenswoed, Lonsr
Island, and the Henry-Boimard bronze foundry
Senator Clark's eyes were opened to what he
might expect in the construction of his house
when a granite company, with whom a ?200.
000 contract had previously been signed, raised
its figures to ?uoO,OOO. on the ground that al
terations in the plans entailed greater expense
to the quarry. Senator Clark had anticipated
some such move, and before the astonished con
tractors fairly realized what had happened he
had purchased a white marble quarry of his
Possessing a quarry, the ownership of a finish
ing plant became necessary, and an excellent
one was quickly purchased. It Is estimated that
the quarry and this plant have saved Senator
Clark nearly $300,000. The operation Of the
decorative marble, wood and plaster factories
at Ravenswood, I^ong Island, has also resulted
In a great saving.
The recent purchase of the Henry-Bonnard
bronze factory in this city was undertaken by
Senator Clark more as a means of expediting
work upon the house than for any other reason.
Th»» bronze work is to be a feature of the house
when completed, including as it doos man; of
the largest pieces ever constructed in this city.
Because a press of other work made it im
possible for the foundry to turn out the work
as rapidly as Senator Clark wished it, the pur
chase of the entire plant was decided upon by
him bo that it could be exclusively devoted to
The fact that Senator Clark ha?, by the
purchase of these different plants, held down the
expense attending the building of his hous.
must not be allowed to convey any misleading
ideas as to its cost. The term economy In its
generally accepted use is a misnomer when ap
plied to the Clark house. Not even Mr. Hull,
of the firm of Lord, Hewlett & Hull, desi
of the house, dares fix with any degree of con
fidence the date of its completion, and Its total
cost is a matter yet in the realm of speculation.
The estimated cosi when work was begun six
years ago was $1,500,000. Now the actual cost
will probably soar t<> the $3,000,000 mark, if
not higher. Just what figure will be reachi <1
is not yet known.
When done, the bouse will Include many inter
esting and unusual appointments. There will
be a swimming pool, a statuary ball and a pict
ure gallery having a movable stage so arranged
that it can be raised or lowered by ele trie
power, converting the gallery \vh>-n desired into
a private theatre.
ONE OF LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES,
The musical Instrument seller had socc
at last in working off a cheap fiddle on a cus
tomer at four times its value.
"Where shall 1 send it?"" he inquired.
"To 914 st. My ffat la on the third flo r ."
The fiddle dealer's face fell. Be had moved.
with his family, the day before, to the flat on
the second floor of N'u. l>l4 st^ on a three
years' agreement, tTit-Bita.