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note, lees the diacoiint for the tmezpired time. 4. Post
the forgoing (qneation 3) in ledger. 5. What hooks are
used in donble-entry bookkeeping! 6. Pat in the form of
a statement the following: Besonroes: Cash, $362.04;
merchandise inventory, $5,600; Eeed & Mills, $350; bills
receivable, $150. Liabilities: E. H. French, $500; bills
payable, $500; M. Dage, $250. Find the excess of re-
sources over liabilities.

Penmanship — Weight .5.
This subject will be marked on the entire written ex-
amination of the applicant

Practical Questions — Weight -4.5.
1. What records would you keep of the potatoes you
handle ? 2. What is the smallest space in which the fol-
lowing can be properly stored and how should they be
arranged : 50 barrels flour, 2 gross blankets, 20 kegs nails,
25 boxes soap (one gross each), 24 cases canned peas (4
dozen each), 5 cases shoes (4 dozen each), 10 crates
onions, 20 barrels sugar? 3. What changes would you
insist upon before approving the following bill, if you
had refused to accept 2 barrels flour, 3 bushels potatoes
and 2^ dozen canned com: Two gross canned beans at
31/2 cents, $9.08; 29 bushels potatoes at 98 cents, $27.42;
9 barrels flour at $6.25, $55.15 ; 3 gross canned com at 6
cents, $24.82; $115.39?

Spelling — Weight .5.
Write the correct form of each of the following words:
1, propperty; 2, agriculture; 3, experement; 4, con-
struction; 5, transaction; 6, vigerous; 7, inteligence; 8,
mf>noply : 9, dividend ; 10, morgage; 11, sindycate; 12,
industrile; 13, pettition; 14, substitution; 15, compulsery;
16, aproximate; 17, acommodation ; 18, currancy; 19,
classifide; 20, quotation.



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Stobekeepeb, Any Dbpaktment,
$800 to less than $1,200 per annum, July 10, 1&12.

Experience — Weight 2.
(See page 215.)

Arithmetic — Weight 1.5.

1. Find the sum of 1/3, %, 7/12, 11/24. 2. A farmer
sold 11 dozen eggs at 14^ cents a dozen and took his pay
in sugar at 5^ cents a pound. How many pounds of
sugar did he receive? 3. Mr. Brown earns $40% a
month and his son % as much. How much do they earn
together ? 4. If coffee is 37% cents a pound, how many
pounds can be bought for $60 ? 5. Find the total cost of
the following: sixty-six pounds pork at 12^4 cents, 148
poiinds veal at 16 2/3 cents, 48 boxes berries at 25
cents, 48 pounds honey at 33 1/3 cents, 64 bars of soap
at 6^ cents, 60 dozen eggs at 16 2/3 cents. 6. A man
having a yearly income of $1,500 spends 80 per cent of it
the first year, 75 per cent, of it the second year, 621/^ per
cent, of it the third. How much does he save in three
years? 7. Find the total cost of the following: Two hun-
dred and forty reams paper at 33 1/3 cents quire, 50 bar-
rels gasoline at 12% cents gallon, 28,640 pounds coal at
$5.25 per ton, 9 pounds and 4 ounces allspice at 30 cents
per pound, 562 dozen lead pencils at $3.60 per gross.

Bookkeeping — Weight 1.
James Smith commenced business January 25, 1912,
with $5,000 cash. January 26, bought of E. L. King 60
barrels beef at $12 ; paid cash $200, balance on account.
Bought of French & Co., on account, 7 barrels sugar, 265
pounds each, at 7 cents; 5 chests Japan tea, 60 pounds
each, at 60 cents. Bought of Miller & Beach, on 30-day
note, 35 barrels pork at $9; 10 barrels lard, 200 pounds
each, at 8V^ cents. Bought of J. D. Morgan, on account,



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50 barrels flour at $6. January 27, sold N. Marsh 25
barrels pork at $9 ; 25 barrels beef at $14. Received cash
$225 ; his note at 3 months for balanoe. Sold A. O. Steels,
on account, 25 barrels beef at $14.50 ; 5 barrels lard, 200
pounds each, at 10 cents; 20 barrels flour at $6. Janu-
ary 28, sold L. M, Hording 3 chests Japan tea, 60 pounds
each, at 75 cents. Sold T. H. Smiley & Co. 5 barrels
sugar, 265 pounds each, at 7% cents. January 30, James
Smith prepaid his note, less the discount. Sold L. M.
Hanmett 2 barrels sugar, 265 pounds each, at 7^ cents.
March prepaid his sugar note of January 27. Paid clerk
salary $30. (a) Journalize the above, (b) Post in
ledger.

Penmanship — Weight .5.
This subject will be marked on the entire written ex-
^amination of the applicant.

Practical Qiiestions — Weight 4.6.
1. How would you inspect the following t State in each
case what defects would lead you to reject them: Lard,
canned corn, mutton, flour, coffee, towels, onions, oatmeaL
2. Write a report to the General Storekeeper, showing
that you have received more perishable goods than you can
properly store before they will be used. This report must
include five kinds of perishable goods, the amounts previ-
ously on hand, the amounts just received, what will prob-
ably be used in time to avoid spoiling and the excess that
you cannot handle. 3. What would be your method of
storing the following: Kerosene, e^s, soap, fresh tomatoes,
buckwheat, hoes. 4. If you had received the following
bill with a consignment of goods, what would you do with
it: Five barrels flour at $7.24, $35.40; 4 barrels granu-
lated sugar at $12, $50; 184 pounds coffee at 22 cents,
$39.48; 134 pounds butter at 17 cents, $22.88; 168
pounds soap at 5 cents, $7.40 — $144.06.



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Spelling — Weight .5.
Write the correct form of each of the following words :
1, proceedure ; 2, extrordinary ; 3, comunity ; 4, extention ;
5, proprietor; 6, miscelanious ; 7, injunction; 8, defalca-
tion; 9, inf ringment ; 10, promisory; 11, exhorbitant; 12,
unscrupulous; 13, maintenance; 14, reraittence; 15,
counterfit; 16, necessary; 17, credentials; 18, inflamable;
19, negotiable; 20, surety.



Storekeeper, Any Departmej«t.

$1,200 per annum and over, July 9, 1912.

Experience — Weight 2.

(See page 215.)
Arithmetic — Weight 1.
1. The following sales were made in a department store
during a certain week. Find totals :

I Sboei I Olotbet I Hati i Bibboni Total!

ii ■ . '

Monday $8ff7 76 |6,578 25 | $875 flO flM 20 '

Taesday 763 25 7,568 70 . 126 75 75 80

Wednesday | 427 50 ' 2,567 20 76 60 276 60 |

Thursday 126 76 78680 67280 8626'

I I ! i I

Friday 875 60 1,756 75 825 60 76 75

Saturday 788 26 0.675 50 ' 866 40 96 80



2. What part of 100 is each of the following: 25, 33 1/3,
87%, 83 1/3, 6%, 16 2/3, 62^2? 3. The list price of a
consignment of books is $350. What is the cost price if a
discount of 20 per cent and 10 per cent is allowed ? 4. A
drover bought 375 sheep at $4.50 per head. He sold 200
of them at a loss of '20 cents a head, and gained enough on
the rest to balance the loss. What did he receive per head
for the rest? 5. Three thousand two IjLundred votes are
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cast for two men. One has a majority of 374. How many
did each man receive? 6. If sugar costs 5^ cents per
pound and coffee 33 cents per pound, what is the ratio of
the cost of the sugar to that of the coffee? 7. I have a
note of $1,225 due in 48 days. Needing the money imme-
diately I get the note discounted at a bank at 6 per cent
How much will I receive? No grace.

BooJcJceepinff — Weight 1.6.
James Garrison began business March 1, 1912, with a
capital of $2,500. March 1, bought of D. B. Davis, on
account, 200 barrels salt at $1.25. Bought of A. P.
Barnes, for cash, 250 barrels flour at $7.50. Sold W. H.
Sterner, on account, lOO barrels flour at $8.25. Sold, for
cash, 50 barrels salt at $1.50; 25 barrels flour at $8.50.
March 3, received from W. H. Sterner, on account, $250.
Bought of A. P. Barnes, on account, 200 barrels flour at
$7.25. Sold W. H. Sterner, on account, 10 barrels salt at
$1.75. March 4, bought office safe, $300, from John
Williams and gave my note at 30 days. March 5, bought
of P. Armour & Co., 50 barrels lard at $20 and paid $300
on account. March 6, paid salaries, bookkeeper, $15;
salesman, $20 ; driver, $12. March 7, prepaid note John
Williams for $300. Inventory: Fifty barrels lard at $20;
50 barrels salt at $1.25; 125 barrels flour at $7.50; 210
barrels flour at $7.26 ; office safe, $300. (a) Given the
above business transactions, open and work up a set of
double-entry books, (b) Close your ledger and make out a
trial balance.

Penmanship — Weight .5.

This subject will be marked on the entire written ex-
amination of the applicant.

Practical Questions— -Weight 4.5.
1. What precautions would you take in storing the fol-
lowing: Gasoline, blankets, flour, canned corn, oatmeal,



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butter, white potatoes, bananas, shoes, chisels? 2. De-
scribe in detail what would be your system of keeping
records of goods received, given out, and on hand. It
should include at least all the articles mentioned in ques-
tion 1 above. 3. Specify three grades of the following
articles and the approximate market price of each grade of
the articles if purchased in the sizes and quantities indi-
cated: Eighty mattresses for single beds; carpet to cover
12 floors, each 10 by 12 feet; 14 bags of coflFee; 50 pounds
dried beans; 18 carcasses of beef; 324 bushels of potatoes;
650 pounds chicken; 98 barrels flour; 26 cases of soap; 13
dozen sheets for single beds. 4. What examination would
you make of the following goods and what defects in them
would lead you to refuse to accept the consignment ? But-
ter, canned tomatoes, laundry starch, cured ham, corn-
meal, dried fruits, woolen undershirts, shoes, potatoes,
eggs. 5. Under present market conditions would you
approve of the following bill ? If not, what changes would
you insist on ? Six thousand two hundred and nine bushels
shelled corn, $5,898.55; 907 barrels patent flour,
$4,768.75 ; 65 smoked Western cured hams,* gross weight
625 pounds, $93.75; 240 Western fresh, solid packed
creamery butter, $50.40; 10 barrels kerosene, $57; 22
pieces 10/4 muslin, $308; 1 gross shovels, $64.80 —
$13,879.45. 6. How would you distinguish between good
and bad eggs ? Give different ways.

Spelling — Weight .5.
1, inadequate; 2, falsification; 3, refrigerating; 4, de-
tection; 5, transportation; 6, fraudulent; 7, unwholesome;
8, demurrage; 9, authoritative; 10, supervision; 11, in-
solvency; 12, recommendation; 13, emergency; 14, con-
signment; 15, efficiency; 16, subordinate; 17, glucose;
18, notions; 19, consideration; 20, bituminous.



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Typeytbiteb and Cleek, Any Department,
Less than $750 per annum, December 4, 1912.

Arithmetic — Weight 2.
1. The retail price of goods was $1,650, but the dealer
gave a discount of 16 2/3 per cent, and 16 per cent, off;
what was the cost of the goods ? 2. Find the total cost of
64 pounds at 6^/4 cents, 48 pounds at 33 1/3 cents; 72
pounds at 16 2/3 cents, 96 pounds at 12^ cents, 60 pounds
at 6^4 cents. 3. A note of $680 was given April 8, 1891,
due July 23, 1893, with interest payable annually at 6
per cent. No interest having been paid, what was due at
settlement? 4. A field is 95 rods long and contains 46
acres and 50 square rods. Find the cost of the fence sur-
rounding it at $% a rod.

Copying on Typewriter — Weight Jf.

Make an exact copy of the following extracts, being
careful to observe the same spacing. Put each extract on
a separate sheet:

I.

Disease is not a natural condition. It seems to be al-
most solely the result of the formation of people into
groups and their gradually congested form of living.
With this congestion and with ignorance prevailing for
many generations and centuries as to the nature of disease
it is no wonder that habits of slothf ulness have formed and
the laws of health have been violated flagrantly and con-
tinuously by men of all stages of civilization. The task of
the health authorities of to-day is to overcome the inertia
of these many years, to teach the lesson of individual re-
sponsibility while setting up oflBcially created saf^uards.

No longer do people consider the subject of hygiene one
to be rel^ated to the specialists and scientists. They are
taking an intelligent interest in matters of food purity, in



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the protection of water supplies from pollution, in the
destruction of noxious insects that carry disease. In the
establishment of higher sanitary standards in place of
dense living, in the maintenance of protective measures
among children in schools, in the spread of information to
arouse the ignorant from their disregard of health laws.
All of these features were strongly emphasized and illus-
trated at the Fifteenth International Congress of Hygiene
and Demography which met at Washington, D. C, during
the week beginning on September 23 — the first of these
congresses to be held in America.

IL

Computation of Maj. Fred Brackett, Based on 149,333

Clerks and Employees Classified and Unclassified,

showing result of 3 Per Cent. Assessment on Salaries.

(One-twelfth (1/12) deduction from annual salaries in

all cases of original appointments for first year, 25 per

cent, deduction for one year from increase of salary in all

cases of promotion.)





Ajmnal eott


AvaOable


Animal
balance


Interert


AflsesBment

and
eonections


1906-

1907

|on?. ,


$1,124,600
1,802.600
1,689,000
1,960,600
2,826.000
2.766.500
3.246,500
3.718,000
4,246,500
3,677,600


16,072,829
9,188,606
18.081,710
16,868,820
20,417,084
28,706,146
20,640,164
29,167,806
81 290 77fl


98,947,829 $118,440
7,776,006 228.288
11 442 710 ^*^ ^^^


|6.(ff2,829
6.072,829
•6,078,829
6,072,829
5,072,829
6,072,829
5,072,529
6,072,829
6,072,829
5,072,820


1909-

1910-

1911. .- -.

1912

1918

1914


14,897,820
18,091,064
20,089.646
28,393.664
26.454.806

97 tUA V7»


446,066
542,788
628,189
7(n,810
768,644

oil OOD


1915


82.927,983 29;260,488 877,518





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in.

TJ. S. Depabt2o:nt of Aobicultuee,
BuBEAij OF Animal Industry.

Washington, D. C, September 21, 1908.

Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith the manu-
script of a revised edition of the Special Report on Diseases
of Cattle, in accordance with the following resolution, ap-
proved May 23, 1908:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representa-
tives of the Untied States of America in Congress
assemhled. That there be printed and bound, one
hundred thousand copies of the Special Report of
the Diseases of Cattle, the same to be first revised
and brought to date under the supervision of the
Secretary of Agriculture, thirty thousand copies for
the use of the Senate, sixty thousand copies for the
use of the House of Representatives, and ten thou-
sand copies for distribution by the Department of
Agriculture.

This work was originally issued in 1892, since which
time there has been such a demand for copies that several
editions have been printed by order of Congress. It was
revised in 1904, and has again been revised in accordance
with the resolution above quoted. The changes made in
the present edition consist mainly in the revision of the
chapters on disease of the digestive organs and infectious
diseases and the substitution of a new chapter on animal
parasites for the chapter on that subject in the edition of
1904.

While the work is of a popular character, and is in-
tended primarily for the use of the farmer and the stock



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owner, it will doubtless also continue to be found useful
to the student and the veterinary practitioner.
Very respectfully,

A. D. Melvin,
Chief of Bureau.
Hex. James Wilson^

Secretary of Agriculture.

Letter Writing-^— Weight 1.5.
Write a letter of about 150 words to Peter Bolger,
Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, Philadelphia,
on the subject: "General rules concerning the work of
clerks that will satisfy both the employers and the em-
ployees.^' Sign the letter "John Doe." In grading this
letter the following points will be considered: Form,
grammar, style and ideas.

Penmanship — Weight 1.
In grading this subject all the writing on the appli-
cant's examination papers will be considered.

Spelling — Weight 1.6.
Write the correct form of each of the following words :
1, notefication; 2, thermomiter; 3, porportionat ; 4, resisst-
ence; 5, accummulate; 6, misselaneus; 7, hydrolic; 8,
durebilaty; 9, prelimanery; 10, supavesion; 11, aproxe-
maton; 12, effeciancy; 13, culvert; 14, horrezontel; 15,
strenthen; 16, evaperashun; 17, perpindiculer ; 18,
macademise; 19, ressponsabilety ; 20, poreus.



Typeweiteb and Cleek, Any Depaetment.

$750 to less than $1,000 per annum, December 4, 1912.

Arithmetic — Weight 2.

1. The retail price of goods was $1,660, but the dealer

gave a discount of 16 2/3 per cent, and 16 per cent off.

What was the cost of the goods ? 2. Find the total cost of



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owner, it will doubtless also continue to be found useful
to the student and the veterinary practitioner.
Very respectfully,

A. D. Melvin,
Chief of Bureau.
Hon. James Wilson,

Secretary of Agriculture.

Letter Writing — Weight 1.5.
Write a letter of about 150 words to Peter Bolger, Sec-
retary of the Civil Service Commission, Philadelphia, on
the subject : "General rules concerning the work of clerks
that will satisfy both the employers and the employees."
Sign the letter "John Doe." In grading this letter the
following points will be considered: Form, grammar,
style and ideas.

Penmanship — Weight 1.
In grading this subject all the writing on the applicant's
examination papers will bo considered.

Spelling — Weight 1.5.
Write the correct form of each of the following words :
1, Notefication ; 2, thermomiter ; 3, porportinat ; 4, resisst-
ence; 5, accummulate; 6, misselaneus; 7, hydrolic; 8,
durebilaty; 9, prelimanery; 10, supavesion; 11, aproxe-
maton; 12, effeciancy; 13, culvert; 14, horrezontel; 15,
strenthen; 16, evaperashun; 17, perpindiculer ; 18, me-
cademise; 19, ressponsabilety ; 20, poreus.



Typewriteb and Clebk^ Any Department.

$1,000 to less than $1,250 per annum, December 4, 19(12.

Arithmetic — Weight 2.

1. The retail price of goods was $1,650, but the dealer

gave a discount of 16 2/3 per cent, and 16 per cent off.



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What was the cost of the goods ? 2. Find the total cost of
64 pounds at 6% cents, 48 pounds at 33 1/3 cents, 72
pounds at 16 2/3 cents, 96.pounds at 12% cents, 60 pounds
at 6^4 cents. 3. A note of $680 was given April 8, 1891,
due July 23, 1893, with interest payable annually at 6
per cent. No interest having been paid, what was due at
settlement? 4. A field is 95 rods long and contains 46
acres and 50 square rods. Find the cost of the fence sur
rounding it at $% a rod. 5. A merchant bought 240 bar
rels flour at $5.50 per barrel. He sold it at $6.75 a barrel,
taking in payment a ninety-day note, which he forthwith
discounted in bank at 6 per cent. What was his actual
gain t 6. A. J. Clymer, New York, bought of New England
Shoe Company, Boston, Mass., September 18, 1912, 100
cases patent calf, 3,600 pairs, at $2.50; 80 cases tan calf,
2,880 pairs, at $2.25 ; 60 cases kangaroo, 2,160 pairs, at
$2.25 ; 120 cases French kid, 4,320 pairs, at $3.50. If
discounts of 25 per cent, and 12% per cent, are allowed on
the entire bill, what is the net amount of the bill ? Put in
form of bill and receipt 7. A fruit dealer bought 10
dozen oranges for $2.40. If 2 dozen spoil, at what price
per dozen must he sell the good ones to gain % of the cost?
8. In a certain town the assessed valuation was $251,600.
To meet the necessary annual expenses $4,270.60 was re-
quired. What must be the tax rate if, in addition to prop-
erty tax, there were 140 polls at $1.75 each ? What is A's
tax on his property valued at $975 ?

Copying on Typewriter — Weight 4.
Make an exact copy of the following extracts, being
careful to observe the same spacing. Put each extract on
a separate sheet:

I.
Disease is not a natural condition. It seems to be al-
most solely the result of the formation of people into



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groups and their gradually congested form of living. With
this congestion and with ignorance prevailing for many
generations and centuries as to the nature of disease it is
no wonder that habits of slothfulness have formed and the
laws of health have been violated flagrantly and continu-
ously by men of all stages of civilization. The task of the
health authorities of- to-day is to overcome the inertia of
these many years, to teach the lesson of individual re-
sponsibility while setting up officially created safeguards.
No longer do people consider the subject of hygiene one
to be relegated to the specialists and scientists. They are
taking an intelligent interest in matters of food purity, in
the protection of water supplies from pollution, in the de-
struction of noxious insects that carry disease. In the
establishment of higher sanitary standards in place of
dense living,^ in the maintenance of protective measures
among children in schools, in the spread of information
to arouse the ignorant from their disregard of health laws.
All of these features were strongly emphasized and illus-
trated at the Fifteenth International Congress of Hygiene
and Demography which met at Washington, D. C, during
the week beginning on September 23 — ^the first of these
congresses to be held in America.

II.

Computation of Maj. Fred Brackett, Based on 149,333

Clerks and Employees Classified and Unclassified,

showing result of 3 Per Cent. Assessment on Salaries.

(One-twelfth (1/12) deduction from annual salaries in

all cases of original appointments for first year, 25 per

cent, deduction for one year from increase of salary in all

cases of promotion.)



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balance


Interest


98,M7,82»


1118.440


T.m.ow


228.288


U.442.710


848.281


14.807.ttO


440.006


18,001.084


548,782


90,9e9.8M


628.180


28,806,061


m,8io


25.454,806


768,644


27,044.278


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20.250,488


877.518 ;



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1011

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1914

1015



$1,124,500 I
1.862.600 '
1. 680.000
1.060.000
2.326,000
2.766.500
8.246.500
8.718,000
4.246.600 i
8.677.500 j



15.072.820
0.188.508
18.061.710
16.868>820
20.417,064
28.706.146
26,640.164
20.167,808
81.200.776
82.027.088



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III.

U. S. Department of Agriculture,
Bureau op Animal Industry.
Washington, D. C, September 21, 1908.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith the manu-
script of a revised edition of the Special Report on Diseases
of Cattle, in accordance with the following resolution, ap-
proved May 23, 1908 :

Resolved by the Senate and Hotise of Representa-
tives of the United States of America in Congress
assembled. That there be printed and bound one
hundred thousand copies of the Special Report of
the Diseases of Cattle, the same to be first revised
and brought to date under the supervision of the
Secretary of Agriculture, thirty thousand copies for
the use of the Senate, sixty thousand copies for the
use of the House of Representatives, and ten thou-
sand copies for distribution by the Department of
Agriculture.
This work was originally issued in 1892, since which
time there has been such a demand for copies that several



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editions have been printed by order of Congress. It was
revised in 1904, and has again been revised in accordance
with the resolution above quoted. The changes made in
the present edition consist mainly in the revision of the
chapters on disease of the digestive organs and infectious
diseases and the substitution of a new chapter on animal
parasites for the chapter on that subject in the edition of
1904.

While the work is of a popular character, and is in-
tended primarily for the use of the farmer and the stock
owner, it will doubtless also continue to be found useful
to the student and the veterinary practitioner.
Very respectfully,

A. D. Melvix,
Chief of Bureau.
Hon. James Wilson,

Secretary of Agriculture.

Letter Writing — Weight L5.
Write a letter of about 150 words to Peter Bolger, Sec-
retary of the Civil Service Commission, Philadelphia, on
the subject: "Qeneral rules concerning the work of clerks ,
that will satisfy both the employers and the employees."
Sign the letter "John Doe." In grading this letter the
following points will be considered: Form, grammar,
style and ideas.

Penmanship — Weight 1.
In grading this subject all the writing on the applicant's



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