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NEWS ITEMS 1881 & 1882
Page 94History of Story County, IowaPage 94

ELEVENTH DISTRICT SUNDAY-SCHOOL CONVENTION.

The Eleventh Sunday School District of Iowa, comprising the counties of Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Green, Hamilton, Story and Webster, will hold its first convention in the M. E. church at Ogden, commencing Tuesday evening, October 24, 1882, and closing Thursday evening the 29th.

A program second to none in point of interest, is being arranged, comprising names of some of our best district workers, and two or more from other districts. To those who have never attended one of these conventions, especially a Sunday-school teacher, we wish to say that the methods presented and knowledge gained at these meetings will be of incalculable help to you in your future work. We wish each of our 110 townships represented, and recommend there be two delegates chosen by each township convention held before October 15. Programs will be in the hands of all township secretaries whose townships are organized, by September 30th.

The good people of Ogden will welcome and entertain all who attend to the mutual profit of all interested.

All delegates will return at the usual reduced rates on railroads. C. A. CRAWFORD, Pres't, Boone.

MRS. S. A. ERICKSON, Sec'y, Grand Junction.

August 16, 1882.

FUEL AND TIMBER—SHELTER AND SHADE.

The past winter has been such as to set every thinking man at work to devise ways and means for the better care of his stock, as well as comfort for the family, especially those having chores to do. We can get some idea of the advantages of a grove when passing over the country. How soon we notice the difference when we pass from an open prairie to a shelter of timber. Then as a measure of self-defense and protection in the near future, every farmer should plant a belt of timber about his dwellings, barns, and sheds, in proportion to the size of his farm and amount of stock kept. He should also plant for fuel and posts. Who can calculate the amount of suffering in many parts of our country on account of the scarcity and high price of coal? Who can calculate the loss and suffering of stock for want of shelter—say nothing about the extra feed necessary to sustain life? Who can tell when another winter like this will be ours to endure? Then plant groves—build sheds—build barns, save your straw, cut up corn—in 1881.—(Iowa City Republican.)

BE HONORABLE.

Boys and young men sometimes start out in life with the idea that one's success depends on sharpness and chicanery. They imagine if a man is able always to " get the best of a bargain," no matter by what deceit and meanness he carries his point, that his prosperity is assured. This is a great mistake. Enduring pros-


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