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Page 118History of Story County, IowaPage 118

FINE STOCK SHIPPED.—Col. Scott shipped on yesterday a fine young Short Horn bull to S. P. Bowman of Chickasaw county, and one to Hon. B. W. .Johnson of Bremer county. Mr. O. W. Wilson of Grant township also took a fine one home in his wagon. Mr. John Nelson of Howard township took one home last Saturday, and Mr. A. O. Shaw of Howard took his pick of the lot a few days earlier.—(May 13, 1885.)

VARIOUS Topics—To DESTROY CABBAGE WORMS.—Ice-cold water sprinkled upon cabbage plants infested by the imported cabbage worm is claimed to be sure death to that insect. The water should be sprinkled upon the cabbage during the heat of the day, when the worms will roll off and die. The discovery of this remedy is credited to Mr. Charles H. Irwin, of Painted Post, N. Y., and is communicated to the Rural New Yorker by Prof. C. V. Riley. A very simple remedy if effectual.

Mr. Wm. Smay has, during the past few months, made many creditable changes and improvements in his store. He carries on an extensive trade with the surrounding country, and ineets with the success he so justly merits.—( July 17, 1885.)


(Trenton Gazette.)

A little girl was engaged, with others, in raising money by small contributions to liquidate the debt of one of the small churches near Trenton, New Jersey, and a prize was to be given to the girl that raised the largest amount. She succeeded well, but learned that one little girl had raised a trifle more than she had, and, after all, she was likely to lose the prize. In thinking over the matter the idea occurred to her to write to Gen. Grant to help her out. President answered the letter and enclosed the sum of $5, and sent her, besides, some excellent advice. The child was as much pleased in receiving a letter from Gen. Grant as she was to get the $5. The letter became an object of great curiosity. Everybody wanted to see it. One gentleman gave $5 for it, and then charged a quarter of a dollar to see it. In this way fifteen or twenty dollars were realized, all of which was paid to the Hamilton Avenue church, fair which the little girl was soliciting subscriptions. The letter was read in the church on Sunday, and excited no little curiosity.


This has been a better week for business than last was, but nothing to brag of this week. We have shipped six loads of grain and one of hogs. T. W. Kelly is here buying hogs. He would have shipped two cars Saturday but the heavy rain wished some portions of the railroad track out, so that trains did not net through until late Saturday evening, too late to ship. He shipped Monday.

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