July 27, 1901. There has been a great deal of controversy in various quarters during the last few days concerning the practice of sending little children out to buy things, notably liquor. Much family shopping among the poorer classes is done by the elder children. The fixing of an age limit, so far as their purchase of certain articles is concerned, would cause inconvenience. How is a tradesman to get at the correct information? He cannot always judge by appearance; if he tries to do so in any case he is just as likely to be wrong as right. {{COUNTERPOINT }}