A New Yorker of mídale hfe has diacovered that the older he grows, the longer he wears his shoes, añd consequently the less in his shoe bilí. As a young man he wore out at least four pairs a year. Two now sufflce him, without tapping or any repairing. The thinnest of single soles now wear twice as long as doublé soles did. He walks quite as much as he ever did, but his tread is less heavy, and tbat is why his shoes wear longer. His experience is that oí others who have reached his years. The reverse is notoriously true. The younger a child is, the sooner he will wear out his shoes. All fathers and ruothers will agree to that.