The Toledo Chronicle
April 8, 1875
The railroad is once more in operation.
Business has been good the past two weeks in Dysart.
J. R. finch is erecting a building 20 x 30 on Wilson street, to be occupied by himself as a Hardware store.
William Davidson will continue in the Dry Goods business, being unable to dispose of his goods during the last 60 days.
David Horton will commence to erect a building this week on main street, probably to be occupied as a Furniture store.
David Innes our prominent grain dealer, started to Chicago with 2 car loads of hogs one day last week. He will go on to Canada and visit his friends.
Mr. David Puckett has moved his building occupied as a school room back on corner Wison and Lincoln streets for School and Town Hall purposes.
Wallace and Beale are busy on the streets in the grain and stock trade.
Frank Pierce has moved his stock of goods from Butlerville to this place, where he hangs out his pails and mop-sticks and spreading out the agricultural implements where they intend to act as middle men to the farmers and do them good.
John Maholm, of Tama City, has rented a house in town and is now engaged in fitting it up in good shape for a boarding house and restaurant where he intends to accommodate all who may give him a call in the best of style.
The house on the farm of widow Ferry burned down on Monday of last week and consumed about all the household goods of Mr. Garrison, the renter, leaving him with a large family almost destitute. Subscription wee started and money raised to put him up a new house, which is built and he is now occupying the same.
The Baptist are still continuing their meetings and the interest that is taken in them would indicate that they are doing a great deal of good. The meetings seem to be a union of all the churches. Preaching has been conducted on the streets once a day and good attention has been observed.
The Toledo Chronicle
April 15, 1875
The U. B. Sunday School was organized last Sunday morning. The following officers were elected: Superintendent - C. J. KEPHART, Ass’t Supt. - W. H. HARRISON, Jr. Secretary – Miss Amanda JOHNSTON, Treasurer – Wm. Free, Librarian – John OWEN, Organist – Miss Carrie GILFORD, Chorister – Rev. C. J. KEPHART.
Squire SMITH has put him up a new office.
J. W. SHALER, has been appointed to the office of Township Clerk, vice, Fred ROACH, resigned.
Jas. A. WILLEY, shipped five car loads of cattle Saturday. This is the second shipment he has made this spring, all of his own feeding.
J. J. GANSON, lost two horses recently; one dropped dead on the road home from Belle Plaine. The other died at home about the same hour.
Chelsea needs a first class workman to set up a blacksmith shop. There is also, a good opening for a hardware store, milliner, tailor and barber.
A party of six duck hunters got 78 duck coming down the river from Tama to Chelsea. Another party of four got 57 from Long Point to Chelsea.
A young farmer got mittence the other night. He got on his muscle and proposed giving her a licking; his brother took it up for her and gave him a sound threshing. Verdict: server him right.
There was a dance at J. H. BLANCHARDS, Friday night; some drunken galoots came in and broke it up in a row.
Frank PIERCE is putting an addition to his room; he finds his present room too small for his business.
L. MATHEWS has made some important changes in his large store room in order to make things more convenient for his many customers who call on him daily.
Dr. Wm H. LANE is putting up a neat little barn on Montgomery’s corner where he intends to keep his horses in order to have them more convenient to his office when he is called upon to light out in a hurry to see the sick.
We notice Hon. Alfred HELM of Carson City, Nevada is in town. We suppose he is here to see friends, and also, to look after his interest in the Marble works, which needs some attention. We hope he will stir things up a little, and start that institution to going as it should be.
Truman PIERCE has fitted up the old J. BUTLER store room in Indiantown and moved his stock of goods into it where he intends to furnish the people of that burg with groceries and things for cash. Tru. Is a live man and the Indiantowners will always find him on hand when they want to buy.
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