The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
June 17, 1875
Mr. A. G. Reynolds returned from the Far west last week Tuesday night.
Mr. L. Bingham of Montour, age us a pleasant call last Tuesday.
Died - June 8th, 1875, at Ottawa, Ill., of consumption, Mrs. Marie L.
W. C. Walters has just received a car load of Cement and Cordova Lime.
Geo. Swatslander of Columbia Township has recently built a new house.
Miss Jennie Anthony, a neice of Susan B. is visiting with her sister Mrs. J.
W. C. Walters has just added a fine stock of Tin-ware to his large
assortment of goods.
Mr. Jas Gray, an old time resident of Tama County, but now of grass
hopperdom is visiting friends here this week.
Mr. T. J. Sweatt, just north of town is now building a very nice barn. It
is 32 x 42 feet, 16 foot posts, and has a good stone foundation.
Rev. C. J. Kephart and wife leave this week for a visit to Western to attend
the Commencement exercises of the U. B. College located at that place.
"Time softens all things," except the young man who parts his hair in the
middle, and wears stand up collars. Nothing can make him any softer than he
Mr. G. Jaqua and Welcome Mowry are both working for the nomination for
Representative. They are both good men and have many friends throughout the
Piano For Sale! A magnificent new 7 octave Rosewood Piano, worth $600 for
sale at a little over half price, at the CHRONICLE office. A rare chance
for a bargain.
Improvements on Terrace Hill are still in progress. The latest we note are
two handsome front fences, one built by Mr. G. H. Goodrich, and other by Mr.
Mr. Geo. Springer who has been enjoying a trip through Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Missouri, &c., returned home last Saturday noon looking much
improved by his journey.
Rev. L. Catlin, of Tama City is selected to preach the Annual Sermon at
Cornell College next Sunday evening.
We were out in the country the other day, and we were surprised to see the
corn; it is very small for this time of year. Other grains are doing very
The Board of Supervisors last week accepted the resignation of A. H.
Sterrett, County Superintendent and appointed Rev. H. A. Brown to fill out
the unexpired term.
There was a very heavy rain storm on Monday night, the heaviest of the
season accompanied by considerable thunder and lightning. We understand the
house occupied by Mr. Ferris was struck by lightning, not much damage being
The public schools will close with a picnic on Friday June 18th, to which a
general invitation is extended. The pupils will assemble at 9 o'clock, A.
M. in their respective rooms to receive their examination papers, and at 10
o'clock will proceed to Phillip's grove, near Graham's Nursery. Conveyance
will be in readiness at the school house to carry baskets.