The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
May 4, 1876
We received a pleasant call Wednesday from Hon. G. JAQUA.
Work has been commenced on Dr. SPRINGER’S new building.
Mr. Henry WAGNER is building a neat fence around his premises
Mr. L. BINGHAM, of Montour, gave us a pleasant call Tuesday morning.
Mr. Andrew McELHINNEY, of Geneseo township, called on us Tuesday.
Mr. Jonathan BEALE is improving his property corner of Broad and Main Sts., Montour.
Mr. Frank PIERCE and two of Leonard MYER’S sons, of Montour, left this week for Washington Territory.
The Court House Association held a meeting Saturday evening and renewed their articles of incorporation.
Remember the lecture next Tuesday night by Mrs. Elizabeth CADY STANTON, Subject “Washington Women”
Rev. L. WINSETT the Methodist pastor of Montour and LeGrand Churches moved from LeGrand to Montour last week.
The excavations for the new School House at Montour, are now completed and the foundation will be put in as soon as possible.
Mrs. Elizabeth CADY STANTON will deliver her lecture “Washington Women” in Toledo next Tuesday evening May 9th. Let her have a full house.
Mr. L. MATHEWS, of Montour, returned home from Chicago last Saturday and his Spring stock of goods are now following him in large quantities.
Mrs. A. J. WOOLWORTH has sold her Book and Stationery store to Mr. T. W. MASH, who will continue the business, and add to the stock from time to time.
Last Monday evening Mr. Benj. STONE started on a visit to his father land “Merry old England.” He will be absent several months. He was accompanied by his wife and one daughter.
C. Fremont NEAL the individual who formerly presided over the destinies of the Chelsea Peoples Friend was married in Marshalltown last Thursday evening to a Miss PEET.
Geo. NEWCOMER has just fitted out another School House with those excellent Child’s Patent School Desks and Seats, for which he is Agent. Thirty-seven was the number it took to do the business.
One day last week Mr. T. J. SWEATT weighed the short horn bull calf which he purchased last Summer of L. b. Nelson. It was just two years old and weighed 1547 pounds. It cost no more to raise it than one of the ordinary kind which would not weight more than about half as much. It pays to raise improved stock.
Mr. Benj. STONE’S new store, opposite CAMERY’S Implement House, is now in operation, and is stocked up with a good assortment of toys, vases, pocket books, fruit, confectionery, etc. Mr. STONE left it in the care of Mr. Lewis PUGH, who will be pleased to see any of his friends and sell them anything they may want, in the way of notions, etc.
The Toledo Chronicle
May 20, 1875
The much talked of spelling match between Montour and Toledo came off as per previous notice and arrangements in the court House last Thursday evening C. J. STEVENS elected Chairman, to have charge of the opening arrangements and the Captains were called to their respective places and instructed to choose their sides. The following were the spellers taking part:
L. W. LEYENBERGER, Captain
W. B. MUMBRUE
MRS. E. RUGGLES
W. R. WILLIAMS
J. W. BEALE
E. E. TIBBALS
MRS. J. HAYWOOD
MRS. E. L. WILCOX
W. B. MUMBRUE
Jas. B. HEDGE, Captain
Mrs. E. L.DILLMAN
M. W. STALEY
Miss S. J. FOSTER
Mrs. C. W. CONANT
H. S. BRADSHAW
Miss M. McCLAIN
Miss E. OLNEY
Mrs. E. B. COATES
Mrs. E. M. BARKER
H. W. BOYNTON
Miss E. HARRISON
Mrs. G. L. BAILEY
Mrs. H. WOODWARD
Miss Lizzie CONANT
Mrs. A. M. AUSTIN
Mrs. E. B. COATES
As soon as the spellers had taken their places and been supplied with pencils and paper the spelling commenced. The pronouncers, Mr. D. S. GLIDDEN and T. D. CHILDS, had previously selected 40 words. These were put together promiscuously in a hat and the first 20 words drawn out pronounced to the contestants.
We give a list of these twenty words: pharmacopoeia, saccharine, silicious, prejudice, phthisieky, hemorrhage, supersede, necessarily, development, seintillous, deleble, commemorate, renaissance, acquitted, dreamt, sureingle, hazard, coerein, movable.
The first word pronounced in this list however, was reconnoisance, but having a very similar pronunciation to another word spelled differently, it was by common consent dropped from the list leaving 19 words. --
We copy the following items form the Traer Clipper;
Horace Hartshorn has laid out quite a number of fine residence lots on his land west of Leekins.
Mr. S. L. Smith, of Linclon township had his barn blown up on end last Saturday, by the high wind.
The old Buckingham postoffice has been discontinued after many years usefulness. Mr. O. Gravatt was first postmaster, appointed some 15 years ago.
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama County, IA
May 22, 1873
Mr. C. W. CONANT received the first postal card that came to this office.
Another full car load of Cooper Wagons just received by PARKER & LEWIS, Tama City.
The Sweet Potato plants that were in market the early part of this week went “like hot cakes.”
A car load of Trunks just arrived at M. J. POWERS’ Harness Shop.
Fletch SCHIVEL has opened a bakery next door to Henry SCLAUNTZ’ Saloon south of Free’s corner.
The engine house at the depot has been moved from its old location, and is now situated above the elevator.
Personal Mr. Henry A. FROST, “ye local” of the Belle Plaine Union visited Toledo last week, and during his sojourn here, reported at this office.
The West Branch of the B. C. R. & M. railroad, it is expected, will be completed to Tryer in July, but will probably not be extended beyond that point, immediately.
INDIAN PAY DAY
On Monday of this week, the Indian Agent at this place, Rev. Mr. HOWBERT, paid over to “poor Lo” this amount in Greenbacks due from Uncle Sam. It was a dreary, rainy day, but the Musquakees were jubilant as though the prognostications of “Old Probabilities” for fine weather had been fully realized.
Deputy Sheriff BIELBY received another boarder at his house (the Tama County jail) Monday morning at 1 o’clock. The new boarder hailed from Dysart, and tarried with neighbor BIELBY three days to make restitution for certain “irregularities” brought about by a little too much of the “Oh be joyful” or as “Nasby” styles it “corn juice”.
Billy FOSTER made his appearance on the street Tuesday morning, having in his possession five young wolves, which he had captured in Carlton township. He expects to keep them for pets, unless the three dollar-per-scalp bounty proves too great a temptation.
Rev. Mr. FULCOMER, of the United Brethren Church, and formerly agent of Western College, will preach in the Free Will Baptist Church next Sabbath morning at 10:30.
Farmers have not yet planted a great deal of corn, owing to the very backward weather. Most of them have concluded that they can live through till spring.
The croquet season is pretty well inaugurated, and each evening a quartette can be seen in some of the yards “batting” the balls, and fully a dozen hanging over the fence watching with interest, the progress of the game.
The “Toledo Cornet Band,” after a few weeks’ practice, made their appearance in Court Square last Friday afternoon, and played some very nice pieces. The same evening, the band serenaded a number of our citizens, who should, and we doubt not do, feel grateful for the compliment. With a few months’ practice Toledo can boast of having one of the best Cornet Bands in the State.
With a view of complying with the wishes of the Forty Second Congress, which honorable (?) body passed the offensive Postal Law, requiring postage to be paid on all exchanges, we will soon drop from our list quite a large number of papers which have long been very welcome visitors. We expect better things of the Forty Third Congress, than was reasonable to look for from the Forty Second, and therefore hope that that body will repeal that part of the postal law, which was passed for the purpose of inflicting a punishment upon the press of the country for so persistently demanding an abolition of the much abused Franking Privilige.
Mr. Peter MINKLE, of Clark township, boasts of having a curiosity, which would be valuable even to so great a showman as P. T. Barnum. The “curiosity” consists of a lamb which, has been blessed with two mouths, which are entirely separate and distinct. One is in the proper place, and the other is situated under the left ear, each having a tongue, teeth and lips. The unnatural mouth is small and useless, except for ornament and the purpose of showing that even “nature has made a mistake” as Josh BILLINGS would put it. The lamb is about four weeks old, and promises to live down to a good old age.
TINWARE-Mr. F. J. LEMBERGER has been working almost day and night for the last fortnight to get in readiness a large stock of tinware which he now has. A glance through his shop, at the old stand of Mr. GALLEY, will show that Frank, knows just what is most needed at a first-class tin shop, and further that he fully understands how to supply that want. We advise all in need of tinware to give Frank a call and satisfy themselves that he can supply their wants in that line.
A VIOLENT THUNDER STORM- About 4 o’clock this (Thursday) morning, a most violent thunder storm commenced, lasting about an hour. The wind blew a perfect gale from the south-west, overturning several out-buildings, blowing over fences, breaking boughs from trees, doing such work as a fierce wind usually accomplishes. A piece of sidewalk on High street west, of Court square, some fifty yards in length was uplifted, and placed against the fence, and the engine house-well-the fragments are down about the elevator. Vivid flashes of lightning and hard claps of thunder followed each other in rapid succession. The storm was one of the most violent that has visited this place for some time.
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