Five demerits (ca. 1899).
Only institution-approved rubber stamps, pasted labels, and other official markings were permitted in the books from the library of Toby’s Practical Business College. Mutilating, defacing, or returning this book in less than satisfactory order will earn you five (count that, 5) demerits and you will be charged a fee of 75 cents.
Edward Toby’s college was located in Waco, Texas. The stamps and marking in this book date from ca. 1905. The grammar is by M. D. Mugan and John S. Collins, entitled A new graded method in English grammar, letter writing and composition (St. Louis: The Ingerson Publishing Co., ca. 1899).