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The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
March 2, 1876

Mr. H. J. STEVENS, of Montour, was in Toledo last Sunday.

C. W. WORMELY gave us a flying visit Wednesday noon.

Mr. Robert RAINES was up to Marshalltown, on business, Monday.

Buy the Buckeye Seeder & Cultivator combined, of CAMERY & SON. CHEAP!

Henry TUTTLE is building himself quite an extensive house on his farm nearly opposite John WILD'S brick yard.

Mr. J. B. M. BISHOP, our efficient co. recorder, spent last Sunday in Crystal with his parents.

The Presbyterian sociable will be held at the residence of Mrs. A. M. REYNOLDS, Thursday evening.

Mr. Welcome MOWRY, or Waltham, was in town Thursday.

Our young friend E. MERRICLE is very sick with the diphtheria.

Spelling school at the Coriman school house last Monday night.

Remember Drs. YARNAL & SON visit Toledo, the 7th and 8th of March.

We received a pleasant call last week from Mr. R. G. McINTIRE of Traer.

Spellin' skool at the Linton School House, west of town Friday evening.

Mr. Ferdinand FREDERICK started for California last Monday night to visit his brother.

Doric Chapter, No. 54 meets in Regular Saturday evening, March 4th, at 7 sharp! C. D. Terry, H.P>

Mr. Jno. SMITH of Howard Tp., is getting stone on the ground preparatory to building a good sized barn.

Benj. STONE is getting ready to move the building formerly occupied by TURBET'S grocery, to the John NAUERTH corner.

Mr. Jno. T. McCORMICK is preparing to build a new residence the coming season. The foundation stone are now being delivered.

A. N. POYNEER, of Highland township, one of our most intelligent and successful farmers gave us a call Thursday morning.

Mrs. Joachim WILLIAMSON returned home from Denver City, recently, where she had been visiting with a son. She was absent from home about 4 months.

Mr. Welcome MOWRY, of Waltham, has been appointed Grange Deputy for Tama County. Any business requiring his attention should be addressed to Waltham.

At last after a long and tedious time of it the Adams House has finally found a resting place on the lot opposite J. M. CAMERY & SON'S Hardware store, at the South-west corner of the public square.

Rev. W. B. FRAZELLE preached in Tama City last Sunday morning.

Mr. A. G. PRESTON, of Marshalltown, gave us a call last Saturday.

Messrs. SWEAT & BALDWIN expect to move into their new building this week.

It is expected that Bishop ANDREWS of the M. E. Church will preach in Toledo in a short time.

It is said that figures won't lie; but the figures of some women are very decptive, to say the least.

There will be a Union Temperance Service in the Court House next Sunday evening to which all are invited.

Wednesday, March 1st, - the opening day of Spring- we are "catching" the worst snow storm we have seen since last winter.

Mr. R. B. HANNA one of the wealthy and prosperous farmers of Jones county, together with his wife and daughter visited in Toledo the latter part of last week.

Wednesday, March 1st, - the opening day of Spring- we are “catching” the worst snow storm we have seen since last winter.

Buy the Buckeye Seeder & Cultivator combined, of CAMERY & SON. CHEAP!

Mr. Safley was one of the students at Cornell college about eighteen or twenty years ago, graduating with honor in 1859. When the war broke out he entered the army enlisting in the summer of 1861 and was appointed 3d Sergant of C. K. 11th Iowa Infantry, Sept. 17, 1861. He served his country gallantly and was severely wounded in the shoulder, near Atlanta, on the 22d of July, 1864. In his report of this battle Lieut. Col. Abercrombie uses the following language: “ I would make honorable mention of Sergant-Major John G. Safley, who, with 1st Sert’t John A. Buck, Co. K. (afterwards killed-brave fellow,) and a party of picked up men numbering thirty or forty, made a dash over the works held by the enemy, bringing over more than their own number as prisoners, amongst whom where a Colonel and Captain.” On Jany. 1st, 1865, he was promoted to Captain of Co. I, and was mustered out with his regiment at Louisville, Ky. July 15, 1865. Shortly after his arrival home he went to Ann Arbor, Mich., Law School, and took a course there to fit himself for his chosen profession after which he came to Toledo, arriving here early in 1867. On May 1st, of the same year he formed a partnership with W. H. Stivers, which has continued till the present time and probably would continue on indefinitely, were it not that he wishes to have more out door exercise. Since his residence here he has taken rank as one of the ablest members of the Bar of Tama County. He has a farm in Perry township of nearly a thousand acres, which he has been for several years improving and getting in good condition to live on, and when he goes there he will carry the best wishes and regards of his numerous friends for his continued prosperity and his restoration to health.

Meantime the new firm of Stivers & Leland will attend to business in a prompt and satisfactory manner.

Died – Worley, son of Mr. and & Mrs. W. N. Brown, on Saturday evening. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at half past two, in the Congregational Church. Rev. Rindell spoke very highly of Worley, and preached a fine sermon.

We have found more advantage, entertainment and instruction, by looking over the new edition of Webster’s Unabridged dictionary than we thought it possible to receive from any ONE book. We thin it surpasses in completeness any book ever yet published and we feel proud that it is American-Price Current.

Heap of excitement Saturday in moving an old building opposite J. M. Camery & Son’s Agricultural Ware-House. Rollers were put under the building, and several boys got together, with the managers Mr. Benj. Stone and Mr. D. W. C. Dickenson, began prying, shouting &c., and the building went down the hill like greased lightning; the chimney was the only thing that was damaged, one of the bricks from the chimney hit Benj. Stone, on the head, but pshaw! A brick can’t hurt a stone. After things quieted down, Mr. Stone took the boys to his restaurant and treated them to candy, cigars, and sich like things.

The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
March 9, 1876

George Fee of "Salt Creek" was one of our callers Wednesday afternoon.

Rev. O. H. Derry is holding a series of interesting meetings at the Christian Church.

Mr. G. Sheley, one of our most intelligent farmers, went out to Grand Junction Tuesday night.

We have received an interesting communication from Rev. Mr. Hurd of Montour. It will appear next week.

Read the advertisement of Mr. N. C. Wieting, offering Eggs for sale. He has some one (sic) stock in the poultry line.

For Sale Cheap.-My house and lot in Montour; also a mare and colt. Apply soon, to Fayette Hurd.

We received a pleasant call last week from Mr. D. H. Frost of the Belle Plaine Union. Mr. Frost is one of the oldest and ablest editors of the State.

Mr. W. H. Stivers, together with his wife and daughter, expect to start to California next Monday.

Dr. C. R. Sterneman, of Cedar Rapids, will be in Toledo all next week, at Dr. Souster's office.

Miss Minnie Poynser, from Montour, is visiting a week in Toledo, with one of her old school mates, Miss Addie Stevens.

Masonic. - Toledo Lodge, No. 118, A. F. & A. M., will meet in Special Convocation, on Tuesday evening March 14th, 1876, for work int eh3d degree. A full attendance is requested. Time: 7 o'clock, sharp. A. H. Sterrett, W. M., A. J. Woolworth, Secretary.

Mr. W. H. Stivers, together with his wife and daughter expect to start to California next Monday.

Dr. C. R. Sterneman, of Cedar Rapids, will be in Toledo all next week, at Dr. Souster’s office.

Miss Minnie Poyner, from Montour, is visiting a week in Toledo, with one of her old school mates, Miss Addie Stevens.

Tama Hydraulic Mills.
The new flouring mill of Mr. C. F. Crenshaw at Tama City has now been in successful operation some time and is turning out flour which is unexcelled if indeed it is equaled, in the market. Mr. Crenshaw in fitting up this mill has introduced many expensive and important improvements such as are not usually found in mills, with the intention to be ahead of all competition. He has made milling almost a life work and his large experience together with his determination not to be out done has caused him to put in machinery which probably he could have omitted and yet have had a first-class mill, but the adding of which has probably made it the most complete one in central Iowa. We have used some of the flour which he manufactured – which, by the way, we bought and paid for, so this notice is not a mere “puff” – which was made out of new wheat, and which upon trial we find to be fully equal to the so-called old wheat flour made by some other mills. A person visiting this mill would be surprised to find the impurities which are taken out of the flour by the new machinery after it is apparently as good as any flour. The mill was built under the personal supervision of Mr. Crenshaw and is differently arranged to anything we ever saw, and we guess it is different to anything he ever saw. It is Mr. Crenshaw’s intention not to rest with his present facilities, but he proposes adding to them as fast as anything new and desirable comes out. We can guarantee the Tama Hydraulic Mills Flour to be equal to anything in the market. We presume it can be had of any of our dealers in town; we know Mr. Irish usually keeps it on hand. The next time you buy a sack of flour try that manufactured by Mr. Crenshaw.

The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
March 14, 1876


The beautiful rain! Those who have been whining about empty cisterns can now rejoice; but Oh! The mud! The mud!

Rev. Mr. Adams of Montour preaches here in the school house every other Sabbath at half past two o’clock P. M.

The school election at Montour last Monday was the cause of some work and excitement, Messrs. H. G. Wallace and H. D. Williams were elected directors after a warm and closely contested election.

The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
March 14, 1878


Wheat sowing has commenced.

The Lyceum is still alive, and an exhibition is anticipated at the end of the term of school here.

Mr. F. SHAFFER is the new sub director.

The citizens have concluded to put a new bell upon the large school house and raised most of the money at the election on Monday last.

Dennis PHILIPS is the happy father of a pair of twin boys; the mother and boys are doing finely.

Dr. James G. HAGERMAMN has returned from the medical College and is about locating in a new town north-west. James is a worthy young man, and will succeed. He "means business."

Miss Nettie SAPP is recovering form a severe attact (sic) of diphtheria.

Two weddings in town this week - Bohemians. 'Squire VANANKEN performed the ceremony.

Our harness maker is now a married man.

Two young men left on last Monday for Ames College - Clint and Ed. BEAL. Success attend them.

The protracted meeting is still continuing with interest.

Mr. James KRAPEL has built a new fence around the yard of his new residence.

Wm. DAVIS is digging a cellar under his kitchen, and Charles LEWIS has built a house on his farm, and expects to move soon.

The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
March 25, 1880

We copy this week from the National View, published in Washington, D. C., a poem entitled “The Foe of Liberty,” written by our townsman, Mr. B. F. Mooreland.

By B. F. Moreland

A down the dewy flight of years
On life’s green past a scene appears:
A nation struggles for its life-
A land involved in war and strife,
Dark the scenes that before us rise-
The smoke of battle reach the skies;
Destruction sweeps the lovely plains-
Rout, Ruin, death and panic reigns;
Up to the front a help is seen-
The nations pledge-its back is green;
It animates the boys in blue,
And urges them to fight it through;
It buys their wives and children bread;
It lifts the Nation’s down cast head!
It was the Greenback, true and bold!
Then, priests of Baal, where was your gold!
The traitorous coin, the coward, knave,
In rusty kettles sought its grave!
It could not stand, or dare to be
Where heroes fight for liberty!
The fetters of the slaves they broke,
They feel no more the galling yoke!
Our stars and stripes did proudly wave
O’er freedom’s sons, who once more slaves!
All honor to the brave and true!
The Greenback! And the boys in blue,
Who cared to fight in freedom’s cause,
To right the nation’s unjust laws!
And when the deadly strife was o’er,
And peace and quiet reigned once more,
The “Golden Calf” comes forth again,
To fasten on us slavery’s chains!
The banker’s pile of money grows,
With interest, on what he owes;
Our legal lenders are withdrawn-
The Nation’s true and tried, are gone!
And Silver, by our fathers prized,
Is by the sharks demonetized!
The nation’s debt it cannot pay-
The nation’s bonds have come to stay!
The people shout aloud: Amen!
And Shylock turns the screw again.
Oh, God ! that men should stand and cower
Beneath the rod of money’s power;
And kiss the hand that bids them down,
In chains of bondage to the ground!
How can you yield the priceless goal
While party-lines your votes control!
How can you test within your graves,
And leave your homes the home of slaves?
Could not you hear your children tread
With clanking chains, above your head? No! let us as bold freemen rise-
No longer bound by party ties-
And swear by all our fallen braves
We never, never, shall be slaves!
The legal tender clause shall stand,
And silver dollars we demand!
We’ll pay the debt, with money true,
I don’t have the rest of the article!!!!

The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
March 26, 1885

Mr. A. J. Dingee spent the Sabbath at LeGrand, with parents.

Judge Lewis, of Missouri Junction, fined three saloon keepers $3,000.

Chancy Stevens, who has been sick for some time, was in the city Monday.

Henry Bradbrook, living one mile east of Toledo, has been quite sick the past week.

Tony Dragoon has quit Saloon keeping at Tama. He says the risks are too much.

R. M. Tenney and Dr. J. H. Stevens, of Indian Village, were in the city Tuesday last.

Miss Clara Tripp, who has been teaching at Montour, has been visiting friends in Toledo.

Short hand trial lessons sent free by mail, by the reporters' Bureau, Iowa City, Iowa.

The way some Billiard Saloons are run they could easily be closed under the injunction act.

Mr. James Ross, of Cedar Rapids, was in the city Saturday, formerly a citizen of Tama county.

Some ten or fifteen saloonists in Poweshiek county, were heavily fined at the lst term of court.


Miss May Munger leaves this week for her home in Wisconsin.

Mr. H. Myers and family left Monday for Indiana where they will reside in the future.

Miss Burk, of Gladbrook, is visiting relatives in town.

Three of our saloon keepers, Wade, Kroger, and Wulf refused to pay their fines and were taken to Toledo to serve out their time. John Vorba the bohemian saloonist skipped the country.

John Wentch left Monday for Hancock County.

John Crawford and Thomas Emmett leave the latter part of this week for the west. The former goes to Dakota and the latter to O'Brien county.

Mrs. Brooks has been visiting with R. H. Moore and family the past week.

L. G. Kinne is in Washington D. C.

Easter Sunday comes on the 5th day of April.

At Blairstown the people indulge in baked bean sociables.

Al. Forker started for Chicago Monday night to buy new goods.

Will Ross took in the city of Garwin Wednesday on business.

L. Clark and W. F. Johnston were in Gadbrook Wednesday.

Mrs. L. B. Blinn went to Des Moines Tuesday for a short visit.

A very heavy emigration to northern Iowa and Dakota this spring.

Miss Jennie Bedford has been visiting her friend Miss Tillie Hendricks.

Drayman Cooper is building a house near the depot for his lime trade.

W. E. Hockett was looking after his farm near Garwin on Wednesday.

Some of our hunters are out looking after the frisky wild ducks and geese.

B. L. Knapp has been doing a good business in corn during the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Knight Dexter were Marshalltown visitors on Wednesday.

Charley Cooper has located at Gladbrook working at eh tinning business.

Hens are making ready for Easter it seems. Plenty of the fruit in town now.

We are glad to chronicle the improved condition of Dr. Springer the past few days.

Jack Norton heareafter will be found with S. O. Bishop, in the mason and cistern work.

Mr. Samuel Krisman, of Rusham, Minnestota, has been visiting with Mr. A. Wise the past week.

Mr. Andrew McElhinney, and old citizen was in town Friday. He is quite a stranger to out burg.

Rumor has it that some of our Tama county people, who moved to Harrison county last year

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