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Page 134History of Story County, IowaPage 134

4. Practical Education, Miss Anna E. Henry.

5. The Average Pupil, Ole O. Roe.

6. School Government, W. F. Chevalier.

Topics for general discussion: Reading Circles, Care of School Property, The Text-book Problem, School Exhibits.

Teachers and others interested in the cause of education are cordially invited to attend the meeting and take part in the discussions. C. F. CURTISS, President.

—(February 17, 1886.)

Colonel Scott has been chosen by the Senate as President, pro tem., and will make a magnificent presiding officer.—(February 18, 1886.)


POULTRY.—The past month has been a grand one for poultry raisers, and the prices being paid to-day indicate as to what the probable result will be in this County and State. It has become one of the best paying productions of the farm, and readily commands cash. Car load after car load has been shipped from the county and still the supply is plenty. Corn is a staple article and much time is devoted to its cultivation, yet more clear money is made from the poultry of the county, according to the amount of work devoted to it. It is only as a pastime that it is raised, but the winter receipts indicate that it has become one of the staples of a great and growing State. From it many of our best farmers realize hundreds of dollars, and from an expense really trifling as compared with other products of the farm. To see the teams engaged in bringing in the poultry and the number of men plucking and packing chickens and turkeys one would infer that it has become one of the staples of the locality. Our dealers ship east in car lots and sometimes two or three cars at a time, and nearly every town in the county has a chicken ranch or two within its borders. We are certain that we are correct in saying that more money has been paid out for poultry during the last two months than has been the case for cattle and hogs combined. If any one is inclined to think different let them visit either of the chicken houses in this town and they will see a sight that they will long remember, and admit our theory is correct. What is done with it is another question. We know it is shipped from here, and that the trafic has become one of the largest in Central Iowa. This is all that is necessrry for us. It is shipped to Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, where it is held or placed upon the market as circumstances dictate. Our farmers can do no better than to arrange for raising chickens and turkeys by the thousands instead of the hundreds as at this time, and will undoubtedly find it profitable. The expense is but

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