The Toledo Chronicle
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The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
Oct. 7, 1875

Mr. H. G. Reynolds and Mr. And Mrs. J. D. Newcomer of Eldora are in town attending the Fair and visiting friends.

Misses Flora and Ella Frazee have been visiting with their brother, Ira, at Ames. They returned home Tuesday evening,.

Doric Chapter, No 54, meets in regular convocation Saturday evening, Oct. 9th at 7 o’clock sharp.
C. D. Terry, H. P.

Lillas L. Raines is prepared to weave hair work, switches, curls, &c., and respectfully solicits your patronage.

Daniel Connell, Sr., of Buckingham, died Sunday evening at an advanced age. He was the father of Col. Connell, and was one of the early settlers of Tama county.

Mr. And Mrs. John Pierson, left for Oxford, Iowa, Thursday, Oct. 7th, where they will visit for a few weeks, and then return to their home in New Haven.

As the time for laying in a supply of coal approaches W. C. Walters would inform the citizens of Toledo and vicinity that he is prepared to supply the celebrated lower vein coal on reasonable terms.

Oysters in every style at City Bakery.

We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement in another part of this paper of Bohner’s Patent Extension Library Lamp. These lamps are the finest things on the market. We have one at our residence which lights up the whole room so that a person can read, write or work in the remotest corner with more ease than right beside an ordinary lamp. They are just the thing for the Parlor, Library, Sitting Room, or indeed any room in the house where a brilliant and yet mellow light is wanted. Being suspended from the ceiling they are in no danger of being upset in case the stand or table is moved, while at the same time they throw a flood of light over any room which is unequaled by any other lamp we have seen and only rivaled by a good quality of gas.

Gov. Kirkwood’s Speech
There was a large audience at the Court House Wednesday afternoon of last week to listen to the speech of Gov. Kirkwood. Those who were there were not disappointed. The speech was a plain, manly, outspoken presentation of the issues before the people. There was no beating about the bush, but language in plain terms that everybody could understand. We are glad that Governor came not that we think there was any danger of his losing Tama County, but it gave our citizens, or at least the few who were out to hear Shep. Leilier, a chance to contrast the …..

E. M. Bielby Speaks

EDITOR CHRONICLE: The Independent of Oct. 7th has a long article published over the signature of R. E. Austin, in which he tells the people of Tama County that I did keep six dollars and ten cents which did not belong to me. I did collect at different times $12 on the execution referred to by him, and paid to Mr, Stewart of Chelsea $2 for which he was to send me a receipt to attach to my return. That receipt I never received until Sept. 30th, 1875. The execution could not be returned at the proper time for want of that receipt. In the meantime the Execution was misplaced and as soon as found I handed it to the clerk together with the $6.10, the entire amount unaccounted for according to Mr Austin. Mr. Austin says he has not knowingly made a single statement that has done injustice to me. He knows that during the last term of the District Court he repeatedly stated that I had collected $50.00 from Mr. Huff and was using the money, and when Mr. Huff told him he was mistaken he said he was not for I had the money. The Records show that I collected the money on the 3d of May and paid it to the proper party 5th of May, there being only forty-eight hours time between the receipt of the money by me and the receipt of the plaintiff to me for the money. He says I and my friends charge him with Intemperance, and to these charges he makes no reply. Well, if I was in his place and a man should charge me with Intemperance I would not say a word, either, if I could help it. As to the charge against Mr. Dexter, they are entirely foreign to the question, and as to the Peak Executions mentioned in his article I never had anything to do with them. Mr. Austin says some one having keys to his desk took certain papers. I don’t know anything about any keys to his desk, except those kept by himself and his deputy, and I know nothing about the papers he refers to. As to the rest of his remarks it is needless to reply to them. Mr. Austin is evidently in a desprate strait. He can see his chances of election growing slimmer every day, and I do not wonder that like a drowning man he catches at straws.

Yours truly,
E. M. Bielby

Sir – In regard to the J. D. Peak, Execution mentioned in Mr. Austin’s article in the Independent I desire to say that Mr. Bielby never had anything to do with the matter. I am wholly responsible and am ready to stand any responsibility, either legal or otherwise, and J. D. Peak is to-day doing all he can to secure Mr. Bielby’s election.

Times are close and wheat is low, and W. Bradbrook is selling his clothing for cash for less than any other store in Tama County. Call and see for your self. He has the largest stock in Tama County.

LEAVES US – Mr. J. M. Winn, of Buckingham township, removes to-day to Toledo. Mr. Winn and J. R. McClaskey have purchased the abstract books of Jacob Yeiser, jr., Esq., paying therefore the sum $2,500. The people of Tama county having business with Mr. Winn, will find him an upright, honorable gentleman to deal with. We wish the new firm success. – Clipper

The September Term District Court adjourned Friday evening of last week. The Criminal Calendar was an important one, and our District Attorney, M. P. Smith, by his vigorous and successful prosecution on behalf of the State, has richly earned the praise of all who desire to see law breakers brought to swift punishment. Capt. Smith is evidently one of the most successful prosecutors the District ever had.

At our last term there were two indictments for murder, one for manslaughter, and one forgery. Verdicts of guilty were returned in all of them. Only two verdicts of acquittal were returned, and they were in cases of minor importance. At this rate criminals had better keep out of Capt. Smith’s hands for he handles them without gloves, and that is just what the times require.

Look Out For Lies
This is our last issue before the election, and we desire to caution our readers to be o their guard against campaign lies put afloat just a day or two before election. We have an unscrupulous enemy, and a desperate one. Lies have been the principal stock in trade of the opposition press, and candidates on that ticket are working persistently, and we are sorry to say untruthfully, to accomplish their objects. The county will be flooded at the last end with charges against our candidates. Don’t take any stock in these eleventh-hour yarns. Set them down as false from the simple fact that they are made when it is too late to meet them.

The Colossal Bronze Statue of Victory which stands in the Park, at Lowell, before the tomb of the first soldier that fell in the revolution, is a lasting and beautiful...

Chelsea Items

The following improvements to our town are talked of:
A feed and exchange store, by George Free.
A joint stock company to put the mill in operation.
A butcher shop by Samuel Hallett.
A barber shop and restaurant, by Wilkinson and Laning.

Rev. W. H. Miller is preparing to move to Dysart where he has been assigned by the M. E. Conference.

John Robbins has gone to Illinois, to lay in a stock of winter apples.

The raven spoken of in the last week’s Bugle, has taken wings and flown.

Steps are being taken for the erection of a Catholic Church in Chelsea.

John Stewart, a brakesman on the C. & N. W. R. R., met with a painful though not dangerous accident, while trying to board a train under full headway.

Mr. Mead, the superintendent of this division of the C. & N. W. R. R. pays more attention to this section than any other. He is sweet on it.

The joint discussion last Saturday evening, between W. G. Malin and Jaqua was slimly attended.

We understand that a petition is soon to be put in circulation for the reprieval of Robichek the murderer of Prusha.

There is a new blacksmith shop going up here, Mr. Hunt late of California is the proprietor. There is a fine opening here for a few more good business men.

Every day there are tramps in town. One day last week there was one called on Dr. Stockton to have a pistol ball extricated from his finger which he claimed was lodged there by an accidental discharge of a revolver in his own hands while loading. The same day another tramp called at the drug store to get his face patched; he claimed to have been knocked down and robbed.

One morning last week a young Mr. McGowen came on the track of a load of wheat that had been stolen the night before and followed it to Belle Plaine, getting there before the thieves; got a warrant for their arrest and recovered his wheat. The thieves stripped the harness from their horses, mounted them and put into the timber leaving their wagon harness and sacks. Considerable thieving is reported south of the river.
John Smith

11:30 – The Art of Asking Questions Led by Rev. Roberts.
12:00 – Adjournment

2:00 – Religious Exercises. By call from the President.
2:15 – Business
2:30 – Do we as Sunday School Workers, realize the Magnitude of our work? Led by Rev. O A. Holmes.
3:00 – Childrens’ Mass Meeting. Addresses by A. H. Sterrett and F. J. M Wonser.

Look Out For Roor-Backs!
All kinds of rumors and all kinds of tickets will be in circulation on the day of the election. It behooves voters to scan their tickets closely see that they are not imposed upon. None but genuine Republican Tickets will be printed at this office but we are informed that bogus tickets pretending to be Republican will be put in the field by the opposition for the purpose of trapping the unwary. ---Story Co. Representative

The opposition party in Tama county are resorting to the same unprincipled practice, in order, if possible, to carry the election, but if the Republicans come out and vote as they ought we will gain the day.

The Andrew’s Family Troupe Will give an Entertainment at Johnston’s Hall tonight. Vocal and Instrumental Music, Declamations, &c., &c.

A Ball will be given after the performance – tickets to the Concent 50cts, or $1.00 a couple to Concert and Ball. Turn-out and hear something worth hearing. Don’t forget—To-night at Johnston’s Hall.

M. W. P. C.
These cabalistic letters mean that the METROPOLITAN WATER PROOF CLOAKS are warranted to be an absolute protection from the severest storms.—They are light in weight and dressy in appearance, looking like cloth; are made of rubber, cotton and wool. In addition to the above it is the only material of this kind free from offensive odor ever invented. The company having failed, the goods were bought at about HALF THE VALUE, and we are selling them at about the same rates. The stock is limited at no more to be had after these are clos___. We have misses’, youths’ and childens’ they are just the thing for school cloaks. If you wish to see the MOST PERFECT THING OF THE KIND ever made, call the M.W.P.C., at E. Ruggles’, Monto__, Iowa. Ask your dry goods dealers ____ them, or, to order them of C. J. Bayer ___ Co., 510 Broadway, N. Y.

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