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A BERRY SOCIAL FOR OUR MEMBERS. "Dear Children ot the Club: After looking over the page contrlhu ? tiens for the week and deriving great pleasure from them. Ihe editor neverthe? less finds It In order to remind members of the club, who send In stories and letters written on both ?Ides of a page, of paper that the wssto basket Is the natural destination of all such. And that seems a pity, for the editor dislikes greatly, a waste of good material. Along the same line, in word must bo said again about drawings, for none, ox-' cept those made In black Ink can be used and, pencil sketches, or colored drawings, however good, has simply to be thrown away. Now a word In pleasanter view. The editor Invitee all the members this week to a "Berry Social." and hopes to have a full list of acceptances and no excu'ses. The Invitation to the. social are carefully written, so all may understand. Here , they are: i Varieties of Berries. Below will be found a number of ques? tions about berries. To that member of the T. D. C. C, sending In the most cor? rect list ot answers by Friday, August 26th. a list of answers by Friday, August be dated, else they will not be considered. Questions. <? 1. What berry Is red when it is green? 2. What berry is used for ladies' dresses7 8. What berry does Mark Twain write about? i. What berry Is found on the grass7 6. What berry Is a dunce? 6. What is the irritating berry? 7. The berry that is ? used for horses beds? S. The berry that comes to celebrate a great festival7 9. The berry to be respected for Its age? 10. The berry to accompany the king of fowls ? 11 The berry that exhiliaratesT 12. The berry that la melanoholy? ? 13. The berry that would suggwt Jack Frost? 14. A bird? A Mouth? Used In Sewing? Used in a gamo? G? cleaning? Been in winter? MABEL AND CARLO. Mabel and Carlo are great friends; they are the same age, and1 ?have been together nearly all their lives. Carlo"is a big mastiff, and seems to think there is no ono like Mabel. They play together all day long, and at night he sleeps at tho foot of her crib. He often wakes her in the morning by jumping up-to lick her face. Mabel calls it Carlo's morning kiss. They wero playing in the garden one day, when Mabel climbed up some steps and fell off, hurting herself badly. Carlo ran into tho house and caught hold of mamma's dress, and ran to the door and barked. Then ho came back and took her dress in his mouth and tried to pull her to the door. He acted so queer that mamma followed him, and she found Mabel lying white and* still at the foot of tho steps. The doctor was sent for, and he said Mabel must b? kept very quiet, tor some time.? Carlo would not go out to play with tho other children, but stayed by Mabel all the' time. When she cried with the pain he whined pitifully, but whom sho was abje to get out again, he was almost crazy with Joy. He brought the lines and whip and laid them at her feet, as if to say, "Come, let's play horso." Selected by ANNIE ENNIS. A CAT'S TROUBLE. Dear T.-D. C. C?I will tell you ot my poor cat's troubles. You remomber hor name Is Nellie Gray. In May sho found four pretty little kittens, but my papa said that they must be killed. I begged very hard for th? little kittens.? to stay with us, so he G??????ea,.^a?? tht?y' grew to bo very pretty and playful. . One was black, two gray and ono yellowish gray, but after they got large, they had fleas on th?nn ana the fleas would get on us when we played with them, and on last week one of my uncles came by and the dear little things wero put Into a box and my unolft took them away. Poor Nellie Gray did not know what It meant, and el Id not seem to care at the time, but I could not keep from cry? ing. As night carao on, Nolllo began to miss them, and she wandered around crying lor them. The next morning she woke mamma, up-crying at her door for her children. She will never see them ngalti, end seems to be very sod ahout it. I did not know cats ever saw any trouble, but they do some time, but she does not cry for them at all now. I think sne has given them up. Your little friend. RUTH ROBERTS. Norwood, Nelson county. Va. A PANSY. By Fray*er ChJldrey. Richmond, V?. The Puzzle Department Answers. August Abbreviations. Answer; Augustus Caesar, August Acfostics. 1, Newman. 2. Albert. 3. Prince. 4. Oliver. 6. Lowell. 6. Edward. 7. Os wcgo 8. N. Patey. The initials spell Napoleon. Riddles. 1 Ten legs, two four (fore) leg*?, which are eight legs, and two hind legs which are ten legs. 2. A corn. 3. Japan. 4. Because the men get stuck on them. 5. Denmark, fi. Europe. 7. Sweden. S. Cities. P. Charleston. 10. They are cranks. 11. Springfield. 12. Helen-a. MAGGIE E. FARRAll, City. Answers to Riddles. I. The Golden Rule, 2., Self knowledge, 3. A contented mind. 4. A pure nnd beneficent, life. t>. To war against ones weakness. 6. Cheerfulness and temperance. 7. Tbe laughter of an Innocent child. R. Extracting sunshine from a cloudy ?day. II. Flashing a ra;? of sunshine into a gloomy heart. 10. The life that writes ohe-rity In the largest letters. 11. Building a bridge of faith over the river of death. ??G? CAMPBELL, Newport News, Va. THIS WEEK'S PUZZLES. Jumbled Flowers. 1. Memagul. 2. Lifadod. 3. Aadicmut. 4. Cusroc. d. Succat. 6. Sampy. N. V. DRUMELLER. .City. Conundrums. 1. What is that which- you can. keep after giving? to some one else? 2. Why Is a coward like a leaky bar? rel? 3. What Is that which is full of holes, and yet holds water? 4. What Is ' the difference between an auction ana sea-sickness? d. When does a caterpillar Improve in morals? .'??-.? 6. With what can you fill a barrel to A PEACOOK. By Josie Hamos. make it lighter? ;H| 7. Why does a tall man eat less than a short ono? S. Why does a minister have an easier time than a lawyer? 9. What are the best things to put Into pies? ? 10. When was pork first Introduced into I the navy? 11. Why Is a conceited young lady like a music book? 12. Who are the best bookkeepers? 13. What Is the difference between a cat and a book? 11. Why are gloves unsalable articles? 16. Why are balloons in tho air like vagrants? 111. When does a dog become larger and smaller? 17. When,, are both'? tailors and house agents in the same business? IS. When may two people bo said to be half-witted?' 19. Why Is a crow tho bravest bird In the world? 20. Why Is a scrupulous temperance man apt to break his pledge? 21. What 1b higher without tho head than with the head? 22. Why are some girls like old* mus? kets? 23. Why Is a cat sitting o? Its tail like a thrifty housekeeper? 21. When Is it right to He? 35. What-are the most untsoclable things in the world? INEZ B. HELLER. City. Riddles. 1. Why ore weary people like carriage ! wheels? 2. Spell "blind pig" with two letters. 3. Why is a Jew in a fevor like a diamond? 4. What is that which Is put on thn table and cut, but never eaten? 6. What lives upon It? own substance, and dies when It has devoured Itself? 6. Why Is a dog biting his tall like a good manager? 7. Why are fowls tho most economical things a farmer can keep? S. If a man who is carrying a dozen glass lamps drops one, what does ho become? 9. What belongs to yourself, hut W need more by friends than by yourself? 10. What Is that which everybody has seen',1 but will never see again? 11. What four letters would frlghton a thlf-f? 12 When Is a clock on the etalrg dan? gerous? 13. What trees has fire no effect upon? II. Why are waU.h dogs bigger by night than by day? I?,. What ships hardly ever sail 'out of sight? 16 Why Is a watch the mo?t difficult thing to steal? 17. Whl-h Is the? oldest tree In England? It. What Is tho difference between a n? tight y boy and a postage ?tamp? ID. Why should a man wear a watch vlifrn he travels In a waterless desert?, 20. What Is. the difference between a blind man and a nal lor In prison? 21. Why Is A llko 12 o'clock-, ,' Si. What le that which never uses Us Children's Department Th? Sunday T?mes=Dispatch, RICHMOND, VA? DEAR BOYS AND GIRLS: I have something important to tell you. You have read that charming story, "The Wizard of Oz," of course. And probably you have seen the. play. Well, the important thing I have to tell you is that the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and others of Dorothy's friends are coming to the United States on a visit. Of course you know all these people are children of magic' They come from the Wonderful Land of Oz. They are apt to get into all kinds of mischief, as well as into all kinds of trouble. Now, our paper?The Sunday Times-Dispatch?has made arrangements to tell you all about their visit. Every week there will be a full page illustrated story told by Mr. L. Frank Baum who wrote "The Wizard of Oz," you remember, and the pictures will be by Walt. Mc Dougall, whose name is familiar to you all. Both of these gentlemen wear magic caps, which make them invisible., and they will be able to tell the whole story in word and picture. ? But the best thing about this page will be that there will be a PUZZLE IN IT EVERY WEEK, and Special Prizes will be offered for correct solutions of the puzzle. You will have a fine time solving the puzzle and trying for prizes. Look for the new page about the first Sunday in September. , ' ? ? -, -r n r r Better advise your young friends to join The ?. JJ. t-, <?.. Very cordially your friend, THE EDITOR. teeth for eating purposes? t ? 23. What trade would you mention to ? a short boy? 24. Spell "enemy" in three letters. 25. Which Is the only way that ? leopard can change his spots? By RUBY BRAUER.. City. A DAY BY THE SEA. CHAPTER I. It was one of those lovely August days when one enjoys a good book or a nkp In a hammock or a stroll Into the cool, shady wood, more than anything else. Besfi .our heroin^, was enjoying a good booki, isrtien Helen, her co/ualn, came In search of her. "What do you want now, Helen? Is it company, or a party, or a gypsy, or new arrival, or what?" she asked, looking up. "Nothing of the kind," answered Helen, taking a seat in the hammock with such force that It made Boss's side jump. "Well, what Is it,' then?" . "It's?say. Bess, what is the name of that book? Oh, It's 'Little Women,' isn't it? I do love that book. Isn't it a shame Laurie doesn't marry Jo?1' she said, tak? ing up the little book. "Oh, yes! That horrid old professor ought to have been left out altogether, don't you think so, Helen?" "I certainly do. But I am disturbing you. I must be going." And Helen git up with a sigh. "Stayl" cried Bess; "by all means tell me whut you came to tell me." "Oh, yes! How absent-minded In me to forget! It's just this: Josle Is In another scrape!" Bess shut her book with a bang. "Josephine promised me she wouldn't ever get into another scrape .as long as she stayed here." "Well, I don't think she. meant any harm, and had no idea, of getting Into trouble," said Helen, taking a piece of grass between her thumb and forefingers. "Well," sighed Bess; Impatiently, "go on." "The child loves to tease, you know. And Miss Bates's little dog is always snarling, biting and snapping. So to-day Jo was In no frolicsome humor, and M?as Bates' and her dog came strolling along down by the beach, where Jo was bask? ing In the sun. The little dog came snarling and snapping at Jo. and betoro she could find her wits sho had dealt poor doggie a hard blow." Hielen paused for breath, and Bess thumped ?impatiently on the cover of the book.' "And Miss Bates then flew at Joslo and became furious, t can tell you. "When she had administered a good hard slap on Jo's Indignant cheek, sho took her precious doggie and trotted home. Now, you see, Jo meant no harm by giving Iho dog auch a whack, but poor Misa Batta is very much hurt, and Jo wants to beg pardon, nnd Miss Bates will accept no apology unless Jo begs her dog's pardon. Jo won't do that, and Miss Bates is tell? ing every one In the hotel a-bout it, Now, what are we to do?" "Jo must beg the dog's pardon, of course," "But she won't. She positively re? fuses!" answered Helen. "Nover mind. She will for mo. Josle always obeys me If no one else," said Bess, ,'iWtjli, I hope she will be submissive," returned Helen, rising to go. N "Tell Josle to come here at r>nco," call eel Besa after her, ns Helen's tall, graceful figure riirappeared. behind the hedge that BIHTOiintlea the hotel; In & few minutes a lowsled head fol? lowed by a soiled, nnd torn dress, and a p.-.lr of bare feet Jumped over Hy fence, Less looked up. "Come here to me. Josephine," she said In a commanding tone. Josle did as she was bidden. "Where have you been all morning, Josle??'' ?he asked. "?????? a dollclous time; went In bnthlng; got Into a rpiarrel with Miss Bates and her miserable dog; went out boating, went berrying nnd lost my hat. and Just going in now to dress for d?n-, nor," hairl the young Indy. ."You must beg MIhh Bates'? pardon,'' anld Bess In a commanding tone, "1 ellri, nut thn horrid old thing won't accep! an apology, unless 1 beg the dog ? pardon, too, and that I won't. How could I beg a dog's pardon, Bess?" "Easily; Just go to him and pat his head une fay, 'nice old. rioggle; you whl pardon m*?. won't you?' and then Misa Bates, will he satisfied," said Bees.' "Wml, 1 don't want to," answered Josle, ''Josephine;'1 said Bess In ? very ejueor voice, "you ''must." Then t^he opened the hoo't and began to re.i.'i, and without a word, Josle ? ? off lo heg the dog's pardon- There vas, something In Bees'? voice that made Jo Obey her. It wrtH not long, however, be turn /irsi, wept In search of Helen. Klio found her fcnting with a group ?if girl?*. vise,: BctHie Lee, Nunnte Lee, Kuth liane, BLACKBERRIES. By, Teresa Dominici. Alice Jenn, Lucy Drake, Nally Carnes, Calls Ward. . "Good morning, girls," said Bess, sit? ting down. "Quod morning," they all answered. "We'T.e4Ju8t playing the game of tell ng stunes,"sald Helen. "Let ine play," asked Bq#s. They answered yes, and In a few min? utes they were telling a 'continued story.' "Once upon a time," began Bessie?but she got no farther, because Josle came rushing up to tell Bess that Miss Bates was very much pleasod, and had told her that she and Bess and Helen must come to see her often, and that lunch was ready. The girls all hurried In to lunch, and then after a while they all went in to bathe. Oh, what fun they., hud! Josie.sut on the beach, and when th'?y would come near she would throw sand at them. They swam,? dived, float? ed ,and played In the sand. A young lady came down that way and sketched them. And they couldn't help laughing at the comical picture they made. LOUISE KENNEDY, " City. "MY TRIP TO NATURAL BRIDGE." Last Friday some friends across the street Invited me to go with them to "Natural Bridge." So by 6 o'clock A. M, we were on the train ai.d at 8 o'clock A. M. g-ot to the hotel. The first thing we did when we arrived was to engage our room and to go tip to refresh our "HERE'S TO THE BABY." By Alfred J. Kirsli. selves. Then wo started, out to go to tho .bridge; which Is a very short and pleasant walk. Rounding a bend we came in full view of It. There Is an cngle in black rock, nm the under side of the hrielgo and under','.he eagle's wing there Is a lion's head. The bridge 1? two hundred and fifteen feet high, eighty ! feel w I ele and It's span Is. rjinety fee.t, Three other little girls of the party and 1 played in the stream under it until wo wero ready to go up stream and see tho other wonders. Ar you walk along the pati) to go to "Salt Petre" Cave all the bank Is cover? ed with ferns and moss-grown rooks, which you are not allowed to trpuble. At' last, after this pleasant? walk we reached "Salt P<ure" Cave. This is very damp on account of the Halt Petre mi the wall?. It was so cool lp "there that we were glad to go In after our lone wall? which had heated us very much. m From the cave we went to "Lost River which Is In another care and though you can hear It yon cannot see It. Then we went on to "Lace Wr.ter? StMD. By Rohcii W. AHou, Ulchmoiul, V* falls." This le a email stream, which flows over some flat rocks and spreads out so thin that It looks. Ilk* lace. Tn?e was the last thing we had to do except go upon the bridge and that we left for afternoon bo we turned around and walked book and ' on the way I lost my hair ribbon. They we went back to the hotel and sot cool and had dinner and after din? ner we, went upon the bridge. It |s beau? tiful to look down from that great high place and see tho trees that look half as small a ? they really are and the stream that flows underneath. "We couldn't stay there very long.though because.our cheuperone was so frightened about us. We spent all the rest of the afternoon catching craw-flsh which was ever bo much fun and we caught several real large ones. ? NANNIE K. PECK. WHAT APPLE PIE ORDER MEANT. There lived a little girl not far! away from a city, In it little village, who had never been to a city kindergarten school, and' they did not have a kindergarten school where they lived. So. she had never been to ?school to learn what apple pie. order meant. One day," as It was near the tltne of ? Susie's, birthday, she went to "her. mother' and said: "Mother, Edith has had: a birthday, party. May I have one, too?" "Ves," ?aid Mrs. Neal, who was the mother of the dear little; girl, "you may, as you have never had any? thing but a doll's party. But you must be very good until to-morrow then, so Mary and Julia can fix tho house nice for your party. To-morrow evening you can have your party." Next morning real early Julia, the cook, was. cooking pies and cokes, when In came. Susie and began to beg to let her make some little ones. "Now,") said Jplla. "my kitchen Is in apple pie order, and you''will have It a sight If I do let you make some, but I won't let you." "What does apple pie order mean, Julia?" asked Susie. ' "Go ask Mary, who Is cleaning up the parlors." Through tho pantry, out of the dining room, with all force Susie ran, to where Mary was. Mary had Just finished clean? ing and had tho dust pan of trash In her hand,' but Susie, In running so fast, knocked it out of.her hand. . "There,'; said Mary, "I had my floor In apple .pie order, and now just look what a sight." \ "I was Just going to ask what apple pie order means," "Oh, It means neat and clean." "Well," 'said Susie, "I am very sorry ? did it,' because I want you to dress me for my party now." I hope the little girl had a nice party that; evening, but hope she will never forget what apple pio order means. RUTH DAVIS, t City. THE BROOK. 1 chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, ^ For men.rnay come nnd men may go, But ? ? go, on forever. I wind'about, and In and out, With here a blossom sailing, And licic and there a lusty trout, And here arid there a grayling. And here and there a foamy fluke, Upon be,? as IMravel, With many a silvery waterbrcak Above the golden gravel. And draw them all"along and flow ? To Join.tho brimming river, For men may come and men ma.y go, . But I go on . forever. Selected by RUTH GARNETT. Farmvllle, Va. EVENING HYMN. Now the day Is over. Night Is drawing- irtgh. Shadows of the evening, ! Steal across the sky. Now. the darkness gathers, Stnrs begin to peep; Birds and beasts and flowers, Soon will, be asleep. Through the lonely darkness, May the angels spread , Their white wine? above me, Watching 'round my bed. feeleoted by SUSIE WOODFJN. JOHN'S PONY. * John wa? always ^vlsblng for a^pony, so when hie birthday came, his father got him one. It? was Tuesday moVning, when to his surprise, he found a pony In the stable. His mother told him not to ride It until his father-had time to break It, but contrary to' his mother's wIhIic?, ho took tha, pony out for a r|de, When he was about half-way, the horse kick? ed up and threw him on the ground.'upd when he arose to jits feet the pony was ou?? of bight. 1451TYB -RUTH, 8AN?5S. Letters From The Children Dear Editor,?I send by tofieya mall a story and a.n illustration. 1 hope they will be accepted. . , , '?.??? t I like Eleanor C. Scotfe stories, and I wish ehe would write them oftoner. Beatrice' Wilson Moss writ** lovely stories, too. 1 like the long Interesting ohea fthd'I am sure the other members do, loo. I think The. T.. D. C. a 1ft flourish?!*, nnd that It la m-iI?om any club I know of now. I am ?lad that the "Rosebud Garden of Girls ?have' Joined it, and I hopa they will .prove tbomselves worthy members, wWcH ? think they will do If they keep on writinfc long, pretty-atorle?. k. ??.??, ,.?,, I would like to know the reaaon you didn't publish the second chapter of Jacqullne, or - the Runawaya. Well,- I must clo!??, now. . . :. _,?.??? With my beat wishes aa to the auceeea of the club, I ' am ymir member, ? . LOUISE T. KENNEDY. 607 E. Clay Street. vDear Edltor.-I r7c?.ved your letter and badge, and I'm so glad to know that I am a, member of the T. D. C. c.j. am going nark to the Harmvlll?? Normal School t?ie 14th of September, and I am looking forward with J?nch plftnatire to seeing frlcnda and teachers again. I will be In Richmond Christmas and will drop in to see you. Tour friend, ^^ M00RB> Fn.rmvHl??.. Va. Hear Ktiltor,?I certainly am obliged to you ior in?' uomlnoes. .Vlieli [i y?-". ?-?? puzzle.? 1 never once thought I wo'ii.l get a prize. If you give P?tMS '?^?10G,'?-,5 ? am going to try for one by?Wndlneflh? enclosed article. When y^.^nfme? xhtit package and letter you addressed it w "Master" N. K. Peck, but 1 am ...not a boy. Tour little Wend^.K; pECK Lynchburg. Va. P. S4 I wrote the story myself. Dear Mr. Edltor.-Enclosed you will please find the painted bird. ,1 hope it will win me a prize. ( r?*r ^IILDRED MARTIN, Stuart. Va, Richmond. Va.. July 9, 1904. Dear Editor of T. D. C. C: I am a little North Carolina-boy. visit? ing In Richmond, and I have ?**? read? ing your paper. I would like to Join ? The T D. cTc and I wish you would ?end mea badge. I will try? arid get some other memWwhe^ l^j?-.. 1000 W. Grace St.. Richmond, Va. Mv home address la Bertie county, ftoxobel, N. ?.. ?I Veckwnyoti think I have forgotten you but I will write you a story to show, jou I have not. This story? 1 bopa_yoij? wUl publish. I ?m. your little,.'?v-mir>R Dear Edltor: ,.?.?'.. Enclosed I send you the picture of the Jackdaw that I .colored. I hope It will toko the* prize, ?? 1 ' tried very? hard to do it nicely.' Wishing The Times-Dispatch "FOR. MY SICK BROTHER." By Laura C. Ernies. much success, and hoping my picture will take the prize,'I. remain i Your llttlo boy. RAYMONDA A. VONDERLEHR. City. My Dear Editor: Havo read your T. D. C. C, page In The Tlmes-Dlspatch ? and enjoy It so much, I wou|d like to become one of your members and will?some times write you.a 'Airy. I Uve In Spotsylvanla, near the old JjOTtl??? Hehls, Will you please send cue of your badges and G will appreciate It so'much? Very; truly yours, VIRGINIA ELLA SHEPPARD. Logan PostoflUce, Spotsylvanla,? county. Va. ..',..,"-. Dear Editor of Tho T, D, C. 0.! ?.Thank you for the nlco prize you sent PRIZEWINNERS FOR LAST WEEK PAlNT'BOOK CONTEST. Miss Flora Burton, care I. N, May, Oak? lind, Louisa county, Va, OTHER WINNERS. Mis? Josephine Clark, No. ? West Main Street. Mlk> Inez B. Heller, No, 212 West Mar? shall street, city. CORRESPONDENTS AND CONTRIBU* TORS. Allen, It. W., Jr. Garnett, Ruth Bugg, Martha K. Heiler, Ines ?, Brauer, Ruby Hiibbard, Eleanor Blankenshlp, J. A. Kennedy, Louise Bollori, Wlnnlo Martin, John . Clarke. Josephine Mason, Dorothy Childrey. Frayser Moore, Willie Covlngton. Vf, P. Martin, Mildred Cnnflcld, Katie L. Peolt. Nannie K. Denby, V. P. Powell, Junlus B, Drumeller, N. V. Rumos, Jose. Dovi*.' Ruth Roberts, Ruth Dominici. Teresa Bydnor Loula Dominici. R, Sheppard, V. E. Eanes, Lettye.R. Vonderlehr. R. ?.. Eenes, Laura C. Reddln, Thos. Ennli, Annie Wharton, Onelrta, ? GUIs. Robt. T,, Wondfln, Susie PAINT-BOOK CONTESTANTS, Allen, Marian Clarke, Josephine Blount, Atwond Martin, Mildred R. Burton. Flor? Seiden, Elolse M. Badenoeh, Agnes Vonderlehr. R, A. me. -1 like to play domin?os very much, I am very sorry I have not any picture of myself I -cart send you. Yourr, truly, ELEANOR HUBBARD, Coffee P. O.. Bedford county. Va. Dear Edltor: Enclosed you will find a nice little story which .1 hojie you will publish on the T. D. C. C. page In The Tlmes-Dlspatch. Your loving member of T. D. C. C, ANNIE ENNIS, City, My Dear Editor: 1 arn'a girl ten years old ahd I want to Join the T. D. C. C? and I. want-yon t? send me *? badge. I have beert to Virginia Beach and went. In bathing twice a day and went Ashing and saw a big .fish, and played In thesand and watched the waves, Your friend. MARTHA KING BUGO? Farmvllle, Va., care of Mr. F. M'. Bugg. Dear Editor.?I am a T. D. C. C. mem? ber and am spending my vacation In this delightful summer resort, entirely surnounded ? by delightful mountains. I enclose you a few conundrums. Should l be so fortunate as to win the prize. pl*as? send it to my home, No. 212 Weet Mar? shall Street, Richmond, Va. ,-, Yours truly, INEZ B. HELLER. ' Waynesvllle. N. C. Dear Editor.?I send you ? drawing of the old jail near the surrender ground at old Appomattox Courthouse. Yours truly, ROBERT T. GILLS, West Appomattox, Va. Dear Eiltor.?Please accept many thank? for tha pretty badge. Enclosed you will find a drawing, which I ?hope you will llko. Your friend, LAURA C. EANES, Axton, Va. Care of Vf. B. Eanee. Dear Editor.?My sister is a member of the T. D. C. Club, and I am anxious to join. Enclosed you will Arid a little story ot my own composition. I would thank you very much to send m? a badge. ' ' Your little friend. LETTYB RUTH EANES, Axton, Va. Care ot W. B. Eancs. Dear Editor,?I send you many thanks for printing my puzzles and my little flower In the- paper. Enclosed you will And some flowers which I drew for?,our page, and hope you will print them. I nave finished painting all the pictures in my paint book, and It Is really, pretty. I would like X'cry much for you to send me another badge if you can. for the pin brev.e -lof-f.- my other one. I tried very much not to break it, but it got broken some way. Hoping to' remain your club member, Very truly yours. ROBmETTB DOMINICI. City. Dear Editor,?Enclosed you will And a drawing, which I hope will win the prize. I.love to draw very much. I remain. Your little club member. TERESA DOMINICI, City. Dear Editor,?I received tho badge yes treday a?l was very pleased to become a member of the T. D. C. C. Enclosed you will find a picture of "Sewing and Cut? ting." and I hope it is nice enough to. publish In your paper. Do the children receive prizes for writing the best arti? cles? Answer soon. Yours respectfully, U. P. DENBY. Norfolk, Va. Dear Editor?I received my badge and was very much pleased with it. Enclosed you will find some puzzles, which I hope you wllj publish. Yours truly. _ RUBY BRAUEJR. City. ??josre, you must ???." By Louise Kennedy, Rlchmoud, V?.