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
si 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
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
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 in 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.
OUR CHELSEA LETTER
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.
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