The Toledo Chronicle
March 4, 1880
Hon. H. C. Henderosn, of the Marshalltown Republican visited this city on
business, Thursday night.
Dwight Mason, who has been teaching school in the north part of the county,
was visiting friends in Toledo this week.
The mill which was recently burned at Mooreville is to be reconstructed by
Mr. B. Bruner. The loss of the mill was sadly felt in that community but
the people are quite enthusiatic over the new one.
S. H. Rownd Sr., a resident of Cedar Falls, died at his residence last
Friday morning. Mr. Rownd will be remembered by many of the older citizens
of Toledo as one of those who worked so dillegently in trying to get the
Iowa Central Railroad from Grinnel to Cedar Falls via Toledo.
Messrs. G. W. Lacy and Son will pay the highest market price in cash for old
wrought iron, cast iron, rags, copper, brass, zinc, lead, tea lead, etc.
Call and see them at their blacksmith shop in the Northwest part of town.
Some of the leading railroads have adopted the following rule, and it is
posted in a conspicious place in the ladies car. The ladies, with one
accord, will say amen to this move in civilization. "Every tobacco chewing
gentleman will have the gallantry to keep the ladies coach clean by riding
in the forward car while chewing."
The United Brethren church at Cedar Rapids will be dedicated to the worship
of God, March 7th, 1880. Bishop Wright will preach the dedicatory sermon.
There will be teaching Saturday evening, Sabath morning, afternoon and
evening. President Kephert, Rey's I. K. Statton, T. D. Adams, M. Bowman and
other ministers will be present to participate in the services of the
occasion. A cordial invitation is extended to the people of Toledo and
vicinity to come down and enjoy this occasion with us. M. R. Drury.
There will be held a public examination of teachers as follows:
Traer, Friday and Saturday, March 5th and 6th, 1880; Dysart, Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 9th and 10th, 1880; Waltham, Friday and Saturday, March
12th and 13th, 1880; Montour, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16th and 17th,
1880; Chelsea, Thursday and Friday, March 18th and 19th, 1880. The
principal of the schools at these respective points will confer a favor by
procuring suitable rooms in which to hold the examinations. A. H. Sterrett,
The farmers are preparing for spring work.
The boys met at Garwin, Feb. 28th, to play ball, but the storm won the day.
Alonzo Donalson is not expected to live. He had the measles and went out
too soon and they took a back set.
Our new station is growing rapidly. It contains one grocery store, two
lumber yards, one wagon shop, and three new stores are nearly completed. It
bids fair of taking its lead in Tama County, in the way of a town for
Most of the schools in this township will close this week. The attendance
has been good in every district in the township.
Farmers, beware of swindlers; they are running all over our country leaving
machinery and pumps in a hurry, and then they sue the farmers for the full
value of the article they leave. Beware of such men.
F. H. Baker, the boss card printer, is doing a fine business; if you want
any cards give him a call.
Frank Fletcher, nephew of Dr. J. H. Fletcher, started Monday morning with a
top buggy and a span of colts to take Miss Ella Fletcher to her school in
Tama. The top of the buggy so scared the horses that they became
unmanageable and ran against the railing on the east side of the Toledo City
Bank. From there they started east on Main street, and were agian brought
to a standstill on the walk in front of C. C. Quintard's grocery store, at
this place Miss Fletcher was helped to alight. The team again ran and was
finally stopped near Major Free's house. No one was injured, but the tongue
of the carriage was quite badly broken. Frank may be justly congratulated
on his successful management of the horses.
Dr. J. D. Ormiston is building a new barn.
C. E. Covillis is fixing up his cemetery just north of town, fencing it &c.
Spring has come and farmers are beginning to sow wheat.
Business lively this week and everything on the "boom."
The Times reporter from this place and the Liberal man, seem to be trying
to raise a little racket, look out boys and do not get too ferocious.
Mr. Blackley, of Independence, stopped over last Sunday, visiting his
Signed-W. J. Robinson.
The town election Monday, passed off quietly, resulting in the election of
the following ticket. For Mayor, C. E. Covill; for Recorder, S. Smith;
Trustees, M. Smith and J. W. Shaler, Assessor, Fred Roach. More anon.
Signed Mary Ann
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