Milestones: The Horse's Eyeglasses

If one wakes up next week to see the milkman's horse advancing down the block with a pince-nez on his nose one must not be surprised. The horse has become a four-eyed beast. The opening of the Saratoga, N. Y. Races was momentarily interrupted by Edward R. Bradley. Mr. Bradley announced (and he did not want anyone to laugh about it) that four of his horses, Barosa, Benedict's Vow, Billy Burke and Beneficient, were wearing spectacles.

Dr. E. J. Emons, of Akron, Ohio, conceived the idea. He reasoned that horses'...

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