Considerable colds and sore throats around town.
Mr. Sam Melick came in from Gladbrook Saturday, to attend his sister's
Rev. H. J. Brown and wife spent the Sabbath here, with their daughter, Mrs.
The entire family of Mr. Saxton's in the northwest part of town, are down
with the measles.
There are more banks in Tama county at this time, than was ever known
before, - snow banks.
Stonewall Jackson's war horse is to be exhibited at the Worlds Fair. Let
Jeff Davis welcome him with a speech.
Fort Donleson was taken February 16, 1862, just 23 years ago Monday last,
and the hero of that battle still lives. Long live Gen. Grant!
Mr. Robert Melick and family wish us to express their heartfelt thanks to
their friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses shown to them in their
We would like some wood on subscription. Some of our subscribers have been
promising us wood for two or three years and we are still waiting patiently
for it. Please bring it along. We need it now.
Any person wishing to adopt a fine healthy little girl baby aged 14 months,
and do a kindness to a hard working young mother who has to go out to do
house work, can have an opportunity. For further particulars call on the
mother at Mrs. Saxton's residence in the north-west part of Toledo.
The well at the deaf and dumb institute at Council Bluffs has been completed
to a depth of 800 feet.
Mrs. J. H. Warren, of Algona, mistaking ammonia for cough medicine, took a
dose that came near proving fatal.
There were fifteen divorces granted in Black Hawk county in 1884 - one to
every sixteen marriage licenses isued.
An Algona gentleman received the present of an aligator, sent him through
the United States mails by a New Orleans friend.
Des Moines has aroused to a vigorous effert to raise the $50,000 necessary
to secure the permanent location of the state fair.
The insane dodge in murder cases is becoming so very common, it may be
expected any minute that some bright lawyer will spring up and delare that
Eve was laboring under a fit of emotional insanity when she ate the apple,
but no one would bring such an accusation against a lady for using DeLand's
Chemical Baking Powder.
Emma S. eldest daughter of A. J. Tyler died suddenly at her home near
Chelsea, February 9, 1885, aged 23 years and 10 months. The funeral
services conducted at the house of her father on the 13th inst. by Rev. B.
M. Long, assisted by C. F. Shell, were largely attended by the many friends
and acquaintances. The stroke was an unusually severe one upon the parents.
The remains was interred Hayes' Cemetery.
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