The Toledo Chronicle
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The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
May 20, 1873

Mr. Henry GALLEY has put up a large sign over the entrance of his Dry Goods Store, and Messrs. BERGER & YEISER, druggists, have done likewise

Call on CAMERY & SON and examine the Climax Planter, and Champion reapers and Mowers (wrought iron frame) before giving your orders.

Ice Cream, day and night, at E. M. WILKINSON'S. Mr. W. is an expert at making ice cream that is par excellence.

Just 74 little showers, half a dozen "drenchers," a few acres of sunshine, and a few hours of sultry weather about sum up, what "Old Probabilities" brought us during the last week.

CAMERY & SON have on hand 10,000 pounds of Wire, 100 kegs of Nails and a full stock of Shelf Hardware which will be sold at bottom prices for cash.

"GATHER THEM IN" Another has been gathered in from the town of Dysart, and is now enjoying the hospitalities of Deputy Sheriff BIELBY. "Benzine" was the cause of his coming here, and unless bailed out, he will tarry for thirty days from the time of his incarceration.

Moline Plows, Moline Pumps, Moline Wagons, Moline cultivators, for sale by CAMERY & SON, Toledo, Iowa.

The storm that visited this place last Thursday morning, and of which mention was made last week, unroofed the Stone Block, commonly called Union Block, at Montour, and injured the building and goods to the extent of several hundred dollars. Other buildings suffered injuries, and a number of small outbuildings were overturned.

An Accident Last Sunday evening as John HAGERDT, of Tama City, and family were crossing a bridge at the south part of this place, the bridge gave way, and as a consequence, some damage was done the buggy, besides inflicting some injuries to Mrs. H. The banks on which the bridge sills rested had been so washed away by the heavy rain of Sunday afternoon, as to render the bridge unsafe. The horses passed safely over the bridge, which was only a few feet across, but as the fore wheels were about midway, the bridge went down, throwing all in the buggy out as the back part of the vehicle still remained on the bank. As soon as things could be set to rights Mr. H. came up and had M. J. BOYLE take a team from his livery stable and take the family home.

We learn from Mr. L. G. KINNE, who visited Marshalltown on Monday, that a boy was drowned at that place the day he was there. The name and age of the lad he did not learn. The accident happened in this way.

Two boys went down to the river and climbed a tree whose top hung out over the stream, and while they were there watching the river rising very rapidly, the limb on which they were perched broke, letting them both into the river, from which but one was rescued. The body of the one drowned was recovered and buried.

Not two years ago C. H. McCORMICK & BRO'S large Reaper works burnt down in the great Chicago Fire. They have since built larger works, and are building this year ten thousand Reapers and Mowers, and judging from the orders pouring in from all parts of the country, they will not have Reapers enough to near supply the demand. DENNIS & AVERILL are sole agents for Tama Co., and sell selling a great many.

Last week a subscription paper was circulated, and I a few hours about fifty (50) dollars were subscribed for the purpose of purchasing an "E" Flat Cornet for J. T. COLLINS, and a pair of cymbals for the band. The cornet and cymbals have arrived, and we now have a full Cornet Band, equaled by but few in the State.

On the night of the 19th the picture gallery of Robert JOHNSON was entered by burglars, and all the instruments and material stolen, amounting to about $150 in value. The river is out of its bank and the boys are having rare sport catching buffalo fish which come out in the shallow water on the prairie.

A letter directed to Fred Roach, of this place, and mailed at a town in Kansas, on the 20th day of October, 1872 arrived safely here on the 5th of this month. There is nothing like getting the news quick. (signed) Penink.

A sad event occurred in this vicinity early last week, the particulars of which did not reach us until our last issue had gone to press. Miss Ann V. Beal, a young lady about 20 years of age, whose parents reside in New Cambridge, Macon county Missouri, has been staying several months for a visit with her uncle, Mr. William Dixon, who lives about five miles south of Belle Plaine, in Jefferson township Poweshick Co.

Two weeks ago last Sunday, while out riding with a young man and two other young ladies, while going up a steep hill, a sudden start of the team threw all three of the young ladies out of the back end of the wagon with considerable force upon the ground. Miss Beal struck upon her back and shoulders, but made no complaint or even mention of the accident, until the Sunday following the 12th inst., when she spoke of the fall and said she had not got over it yet. On the following day, Monday, she walked out after dinner and was not seen again till her lifeless body was found.

Inquiries were made at the neighbors' when she failed to return that evening, but nothing could be heard of her. Alarm does not appear to have been felt, however, and the discovery of her body was made by accident. She had gone out into the orchard some 50 rods from the house, and sat or laid down under a willow hedge, where she seemed to have died without a struggle. The body was found by a boy of the family, just at dusk on Tuesday evening. A post mortem examination of the body showed that a blood-vessel had been ruptured, which undoubtedly caused her death.

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.


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".

PRAIRIE WOLVES 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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