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Vol. VII, No. 14.
M. HARRISON. B. t. HALL, Q.lI.WAltRKN
TAMA COUNTY BANK.
—or—
o i o o w a
teARS!33N, HALL & WARREN, BANKERS
Correspondents: Kountie Brothers, New
lerk, and Third National Bank, Chicago.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
or
TAMA CITY. IOWA.
to. A. HALL, Pres. Q. II. WARREN, Cashier
A. L. HOUGHTON, Asst. Cashier.
We fefe to all of lur Customers.
New York Correspudent, Chatham Na
tional Bank,
Chicago Correspondent, Manufacturers'
.National liana. [i7
VI" FBESERVE THE SHADOW, BUB THFI
JG 8UB8TANCB FAT)II!"
J*. 61. MOOR.HJ,
is now prepared to produce
SHADOW PHOTOGRAPHS
in the most improved style of modern art.
Call and examine samples of his work—
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED I
"GALLERY OVER BROWNS GROCERY.
TOLEDO, IOWA. [3-ly
INSURANCE.
WM. H. HARRISON,
General Insurance Agent,
Toledo, Iowa.
Represent* tfc*
CHARTER OAK
LIFE INSURANCE 00.,
OF HARTFORD.
*LSS'ET@$10,0Q0.000
And the felloe log reliable Fir* Imgrsuce
Companies
AKTMA,
of Hartford, assets
Bp-rial nttetition will I e g'ven to insuring
i of One,'I liree and live yam's. nnd at as
low raits at any one can postibly give.
TiiE
CONNECTICUT MUTUAL
Life Insurance Company,
Organized
CITY
J. M. SEARLES.
$!I.00Y,00N
U ink, of New Yurk, assets i.vuO,00'',
artford of Hartford, a set* 2.7 0 010]
l'Jioenix, of liurfcrt. ais«n 1.7^5.000
in 1846
NttAmi
*39,000,000.
Diri lends to Policy Holder#,*,#* Fremi-
ttms, '"or 1871, 47 per esnl.
X. C. RICE, Agent.
"BUCKINGHAM, IOlfrA.
t*.jr
DO
Tov to ANT a (superior article ot Wool
Ion arn aixl some extra heavy Finn
Viels from the German Mills, then call
(RT FURTMION STORK.
DO
You WANT some new plain or figured
Opera Flannel, heavy Water Proof,
iaucy Scotch Plaids, Merinos or olh
«r flervioi'.ihle Dress (roods, call then
«t the UNION STORE.
IPO
Yoc WANT some good Jeans, hoavy
Satinet, firm Cassimere, Br-adcloth,
Alaska Cloth, or Beaver—yon will
fiud ibefo at th. UNION STORE.
no
You WANT the celebrated Whitney
Boo*, for men or boye, or wool lined
Boots or new style Alaska overshoes,
Water Proof Gaiters, Kid, Calf or
any other shoe, plbow your way iuVw
tho UNION
STOKE.
DO
Yoc WAIT nome fine suits of good
auostintial Clothing, some choice
ilroceries. or a line ol best Crockery,
don,i nuy them until you have ex
•mined goods and figures*! the UN
ION STRE.
DO
Yon uot lenow th«t the a^ove named
goods and many others have ju*t
been newly purchased, and are of
lered to the jwibiic at the very lowest
prices, at the UNION STORE, To
ledo Iowa, by thu pioprietors,
I,
Wieting
FIRST BUSINESS
ESTABLISHED
pen
BOOKS & STATIONERY,
Miscellaneous Books,
Memorandum Books,
OFFlCEi^-ln Tama County Bs&k. 5-:i J. W. COE, Agent, Toledo. -28 E. P. BALDWINj Geii'l Agtn
HOSIERY
Toledo Iowa.
Bros,
I V -u
School Books*
Blank Books^
Pocket Books,
Pens, Ink, Pcncils, Mucilage, Ink Stands, Pap Weights^
Taper Cutters, Ink Erasers, Pen Racks, Clips,
Stationers' Gum, Visiting and
Playing irds, Rulers,
Slates, Challc Crayons, &c., &c.
soak ST
Toledo, Iowa.
•CEFMIt RAPIDS
A E W O K S
^E^^L'XjbIESS cfc BA.X.'T
•DEALERS IN
Bishops
GOLD PENS.
'OV Book%
Writing Paper of various descriptions,
IKTITIAL UOTH,
HO'JSJ below iron.bridge
1857. Cedar Rapids, ficwa.
WI L&II IITFTI 41 III 1 HIP IN
For tlie Fall
j&. p. f& p\ Ft
COMPR.ISI1M
DOMESTIC DRY GOODS & DRESS GOODS,
IN LARGE VARIETY.
READY-MADE CLOTHING,
BOOTS
A N S O E S
k
1IATS AND CAPS,
QUJFIJSNSWARE,
GLOVES,
WHITE GOODS,
LACES, flOTIOKS,
TABLE A POCKET
CUTLERY,
GROCERIES,
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yt\SLt
J. 0. BAXTER.
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tU5 B-*
AIE1ICAI IIAEBLE,
Largest and iiest in Linn or any Adjoining' Counly.
GLASSWARE.
SHAWLS.
TOBACCO, dc.% &c.
Aiming to keep pace with all movements whose object is
to make low prices, and to encourage the handling of Goods of
superior manufacture, I solicit an examination Irom the best
judges and the closest buyers. XL GALLEY.
THE MEDICAL EMPORIUM
of Tama Cou»ty
—is the place to find-*-
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass, Putty,
Toilet*AiMl Fancy Articles, Perfumery and Toilet Soaps, School
Books, and Stationery. In fact, everything usually
kept in a first class drug store.
Call and examine our stock and prices. We are determined
not to be undersold by any Drug House in the county.
Thankful for past favors, we hope by strict attention to
business, to merit a liberal share of patronage in the future.
For
SPRINGER
DEEDS, MORTGAGES &c,
&
CO.
1
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A IBIS OFFICE.
TOLEDO, TAMA COUNTY, IOW^ THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1873.
£hnmiile.
Is published every Thursday morning by
WARREN HARM*.V.
If paid utrictli/ in advance the subscription
pries .of t!io CIIROSICLK will be §1.75 a
year otherwise It will be $*2.00, anil no
subscription will be allowed W run over
two years unpaid."'
Office on High Street, East of Tama Coun
ty Rank.
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Prompt settlements will be expected with
all time-advertisers, at the close of ouch
calender quarter. Transient advertise
ments must be paid for in advance.
The following l'ues, from the pei\ of W.
M. Carlton, smacks strongly of humauity,
and that the joke—for such it it—may ap
pear the more impressive, tho monster
dei.tli is represented olosn at hand. Tht
writer has clioscn for his them#
ITIUMK YOU 0UGUT to BS TIUKfOt.
What're ye doin' a-wife, a-kneelln' a-her*
at tn' bed?
Is a-you thai it dyin', or is U
a-me
•-say?
Let ys alone ray soul, an' wait ea m' hsdy
instead
An' when ye cant' talk ts me, there's
time an' a plenty to pray I
llaag it, can't ye quit weepin', and do as
ask ye to do
I think you ought to be thankful you*T»
ever had me at alll
'Should think you could do ysr cryin' when
other duti«s is through
An' when my groans is ended, there'
time an' a plenty to bawl!
Yis'rday af'rnooa the lawyer he made
Will
Yis'rday af'raoon he mads my prop'rty
fiji
Hard to see it go, a-lyin' here ao still
Dollars to this 'un an' that 'un, an' never
a penny to II
rhousMi' tlollatf apiac* unto m' ohiU'rea
three,
An' none of thema-ncar me, but bua'r'ds
of mile* away!
I think tlier ou? lit. to ho thankful—(they
ne'r done ought f'r m»:)
But I was al'ay» gen rous, clean up t' m'
dyin' day*
Tbousan' dollars td Mary, my han'seme
cousin, doss fall
An' five liun'd dollars f'r ysr ia aate the
condition suits,
Whiob is, if ye marry af'in, then Mary has
it all
For no other man's a-goia' to wear my Sun
day boots 1
Fifteen hun'r'd dollars t' buy me a monu
ment high 1
An' I think you#uglit to be thankful that
I this money gave,
go's ye needn't feel humbled, though folks
is a standln' nigh,
Whet you go out each evsnin* t* weep at
your liusbun'fl grave.
Aa' Out o' your generous portion I hope
you 11 a little spare,
An* give me a decent burial—ons that's
worthy o' me
I want no one-boss funeral, but one 't '11
make em stave
Tor maybe the Lord'll fix it so I oan be
there to see.
Aa' now, good-by, good wife! Isooa'llbe
faovin' on!
An' I suppose pu wdn't be irjfat' to live
very long tiy love
For life is but a burden whsa them we love
are gone,
An' maybe I'll vaflj want you ts wait on
me up above,
THE THREE BELLES.
Three Belle Con ways I Only to
think et it I And all i-e^iding in one
small town. OF course it made eou
Jtistoti worse conlounded. Every
body got everybody else's packages,
messages, letters, and, most dire cal
amity, beaux.
Whatever possessed my father and
his two brothers, to each and all,
name a daughter l»r their mother, I
cannot imagine. It was certainly
carrying their filial respect and air
lection too lar. as we, the three vic|
tims, could testily. In vain we tried
to make somo distinction in our
names. We each inserted a middle
letter but no ono would or could re
member i*. W« spelled our names
respectively Bella, B-lle, and Bel,
and entreated our friends and corre
spondents l»» do likewise, but that
was equally useless.
All lonner trials, however, wero
as naught compared with one which
had now befaileti us. We had re
ceived a real love letter, containing
a veritable offer, and we didn't know
to whom it belonged.
1 am sure it is mine, girls," laugh
ed Uncle James' Belle, shaking back
hvr chestnut curls, and with an arch
glanco of h-r brown eyes in the di
rection u! Uncle Henry's Belle, who
(sat calmly perusing the opistle in
ijuestion. and who upon finishing it
rose ivith la Grand Duchcsr air ol
hers, sajing coolly 'There can be no
question about tho matter. Mr. Clar
endon was very attentive to me dur
ing the summer.' With which decis
ion she moved toward tho mirror
and began re arranging tho coronet
ol jetty braids that so well adorned
her regal beauty.
For my part I said nothing. What
could I say? I had neither Bulla's
beauty nor Belle's wit and vivacity.
I was small and slight, with blue
eyes and fair ringlets. How could
any ono notice mo when in the com
pany of my brilliant cousins
To be suro I had thought Edward
Clarendon liked mo. lie had been
very kind and attentive during Ins
sojourn in the villago but perhaps
no more so than any gentleman
would be to any lady, especially il
b« PTpected to be her cousin toir«.
time.
40
80.00
Legal advertising, at legal rates.
For tlnj use of large cuts and wood type
nil additional charge, varying from 10 to ?0
per cunt., will be made.
Why don't you claim tho wonder
ful letter, Bluebell There you sit
as meek and quiet as it your natne
was not Bel Conway, and you hail
not as good a right to it as either of
us,' said Belle.
11
uw can you be so ridiculous,
Belle ?'tisked Bella. I tell you, the
letter undoubtedly belongs to me. I
«hall answer it this evening.'
What shall you say,' demanded
Belle, suddenly. At least you might
tell us that you are going to take
our lover so unceremoniously.'
1
Your lovor 1 Tho idea of you
children having lovers,' s-teered Bel.
Children!' echoed Belle. 'Not.
much more children than yourself, I
fancy. You are eighteen, but we are
8* venteen—at least, lam, and little
Bluebell, here, will be her next birth
day. No, Bella, you can't have that
letter all to yourself. I am going to
answer it too Mr. Clarendon was
just as attentive to me as he was to
you, played croquet with me, took me
Out driving and boating, and danced
with me at the picnic I do believe
the letter is lor her and not i'or cither
of us.'
Suddenly a tiamr thought seemed
to strijeo her, and she exclaimed with
animation.
'See here, girls, I'll tell you what
wo will do. Wo will serve Ititn as
we used to the committee men at
school examination. Don't you rec
ollect whenthey would ask Miss Belle
Conway a question how we would all
answer? And, then, when thinking
to make all plain, ono would add,
Miss /idle Conway, and still the trip
ultj reply came, and how confounded
they always looked? Now lotus
each write an answer to Mr. Claren
don. signing our names as we always
sign them, and then the gentleman
may specify which he meant—it was,
to say th.' least, careless in him, when
he knew the remarkable similarity of
our names.'
Bella would not hear to the plan.
Belle commenced arguing the matter
as they always and invariably argued
every matter, and I sat lout iu my
own thoughts.
Could I write such a letter And
what should I say to it
Somehow, us a vision of Mr. Clar
endon's frank, manly face rose before
me, with a remembrance of his deep,
rich voice and courteous manners, it
seemed to me that had my name been
something different, and thus that
letter come to me alone, I could
have answered it without much diffi
culty but to writ# a reply to bo
read and criticized by my cousins, or
to be seen by him if lu meant one of
tho others was a widely different
matter, and with a sigh I aroused
myself to hear Bella say, 'Well, well,
anything for peace. I'll agree that
we each write, on one condition.'
'Name it,' cried Bello.
'That neither shall show her Utter
to the others.'
Belle demrrred, but aa Bella held
fast to that proposal she at last
agreed, fearing to lose even tho par
tial concession.
\Ve will each take one more look
at the coveted epistle, a"hd theu for
the answer,' she said.
Suiting the action to the word she
snatched up the letter, and hastily
running her eyes over the contents,
tossed it to Bella. She read it quiet-,
ly, as before, and handed it to me
without a word.
It was the first time it had beon in
my hands. Belle had taken it from
the office and read it aloud. As
read the grave, earnest avowal, the
dark eyes of the wntev seemed look
ing into mine—into my vory soul—
and I knew that whichever of us it
might be that he loved, it was I
alone of tht tree who loved him.
Surely my cousins did not, or thoy
could not diicuss the affair quite so
freely.
I laid down my letter, and in si
lence, lor they wero in my room pro
ducing writing material and we be
gan our task.
Bella wrote quietly and gravely,
and soon finished and sealed her
note. Belle laughed softly over her
letter, jumped up, declaring he did
not know what to sty, and finally
scribbled something hastily, ail3 fold
ed it, exclaiming—
'Come, Bluebell, havu'tyou finish
ed yet V
I had been seated a little apart
from tho others, pondering deeply as
to what I should say that would not
compromise me. As Belle spoke a
bright idea came, and writing just
•our words I signed my name, drew
an envelope from the desk, and slip
ping in my uote, I sealed aud addres
sed it.
Now, who shall post them?' in
quired Belle,
'Wo will go together and each
post her own,' answered Bella.
And to this we agreed, and sallied
forth.
Scarcely had wo deposited our mis
sives in the letter-box, when Belle
exclaimed—
modes of orthography, how will he
be able to distinguish bat
weep us,
any mote than before
A week passed, aud Belle declared
been so entirely overcome by tiudiu.
that be had offered himself' to atid
been accepted by three girls, that he
had either quitted the country qr
committed sutcide.
m'O
Whole No., 326
could not wait for an answer to my
letter, and I feared it might in some
way lall into other hands, and be de
layed, so I followed it at oucet to
know my fate from your own lips.'
I had little time to answer, though
apparantly he was satisfied with my
reply, when Belle burst into the
room, closely followed by Bella.
Their looks of surprise were ludi
crous, but quickly recovering herself
There, now, gir's, havn't wo mode Belie came for ward, saying suueily—•
a n uss of it llow have wo better-1'Ah, Mr. Clarendon, you are already
ed tho matter They are all signed en route for Utah I see by Bel's
Belle Conway, and if Mr. Clarendon looks that she has decided to accom
does not know of our respective pany you, so I wish you both
roijayn with all my heart.'
And my warm-hearted cousin shook
hands with our visitor, aud kisaed
me most lovingly.
Bella had seemed to hesitate for a
bur belief that Mr. Clarendon had moment, but now came forward, and
gracelully and cordially offered her
congratulations.
A few jesting remarks put us
all
at our ease, though I fancy Bella read
my thoughts, tor, as she bade me good
uight she whispered, 'lion look BO
troubled at me, Bluebell. I am not
disappointment only mortified that
!4 wrot
That evening's mail, however,
brought tho anxiously looked tor i
epistle. As before, Bello got it, and
as before wo wero in my room. jl wrote a rejection when I had not
'It is addressed to Miss B. Conway been asked.
this time! WorAe aud worse Who Edward insisted on a speedy mar
shall open it? she cried, as she wav-1 riage. It was too dangerous court
ed it above her head. i inir, ho said, when there wero three
I durst not move or speak, est ladies ready to share tho houors, so
they should
how I trembled, for to-day thvre are but two Belie Con*
within this week I had grown to rojjwaya.
alize more and more how bitter
would be my disappointment if I
found either of my cousins the jfavor-j
ed one. When a woman has a hen to d.iv#
Driving a Hen into a Coop..
Bella half rose, as if to take letter, 'into the coop she takes hold of b«v
then "suddenly changing her mind hoops with both hands, and shakes
sank back into her chair while tho them quietly toward the dulinquunt,
color mounted in rich waves to
her
and says, "Shew! there." The hen
brow. taes ono look at tho object to c»n
'What, no demands! Then I'll viuce berselt that it is a woman, and
lead it myself—to myself I have a thun stalks majestically iuto the
gteat min I to add, since no oae else coop in perlect disgust of the sex.—
seems to care to claim it.' A man don't do that way. Ha goes
And she laughingly broke tho seal out ol doors and says, "it is singular
ami drew out the uote. nobody in the house can drive a heti
'Why, what's this?' she exolaitned but u.yself," and, picking up a stiok
iu astonishment, as something else ot wood, hurls it at the offendiug
fell from tho unvolopu to the floor, biped, and observes, "Got iu there
'A photograph—his own, I suppose,' you thi«f." The lieu immediately
stooping to pick it up. 'No—it is a loses her reason, and dashes to the
lady's. Why, it is yours, Bluebell opposite end ol the yard. Tlie man
Conway. llow came he Jy this atraigtitway shes alter l:or. She
she cried, flying up to me. You are conies back again with hoi head
a shy little thing, Bel. Did you give down, her wings out, and followed
him this, and know all the time that by ati assortment of stove wood,
it wa-i you he meant?' I fruit cans aud coal clinkers, with
And she shook me playfully.ad sh» much pulling aud very mad man in
spoke. the rear. Then she skims up eu the
Indeed, I knew nothing of tho stoop, and under tho barn, aud over
sort,' i began, conscious that uiy a loncu or two aud arouud the house,
face was covered with tell-tale blush- avtd back again to the c^op, ail the
es. But Bella interrupted me with a
cold,sharp—
'i'leaso read tho note, Belle, or
hand il to me.'
'I'll lead it myself, thank you,1 an
swered Bell», saucily, and opening
tho sheet began at once.
'DJCAU MISSUS CONWAY—
'Oh, Dear, he is actually K°lQg
Most truly and respectfully,
EDWAKD CLAUKNDON.'
'Three photographs! What does
he mean Who seut hun photo
graphs? I did not, for one. Belie
Conway, what have you been doing?'
she cried, sizing my hands away lrom
my face.
I was trying to realize the truth
that it was I who loved the chosen
one. And at first I hardly compre
hended wat Belle asked.
4
'Well, I said, Which did you
mean? —and signed Bel Conway.
Wasn't that short aud sweet enough?
N
ow tell yours.'
Oh, I thanked liitn for the honor,
but thought I was not quite ready to
emigrate t» Utah, which you kuow
lu would be obliged to do with three
wives.'
For shame, Belle how could you?
said Bella, speaking for the first time.
'Oil, I dare say you did just as bad
—confess now, what you wrote,' cried
Bella, gaily.
'We were not to tell cach other,'
answered Bella, coldly, aud an em
harassing silence seemed gathoring
aiound us, which we wero all
glad to hare broken by the entrance
of Bridget, our good-natu'ed Irish
girl, who had not been a great while
with us.
'Sure, MisS, there's a strange jin
tleman down stairs asking for ye.'
'For me?' I asked, wondering how
it could be.
Miss Bell Conway was what he
said,' replied Bridget.
'That means any or all of us,' said
Belle. Come ou, girls! Ltt's all go
down together, ®r no. we will go in
Iudian file, each assuming on her en
trance that she '13 the individual in
quired for. You run along, Ball,'
and she pushed me out of the room.
I ll come aa soon as I give my hau* a
touch.
I descended rather slowly! not fooling
much in the mood tor visitors.
To my utter astonishment, on en
tering tho parlor, Edward Clarendon
came oagerlv forward to greet mo
1
'Doaiest
Bel—Miss Conway—I
while talking as only^an excited hen
can talk, and all the while followed
by things convenient fot ban iling,
and by a man whose coat is on the
•awbuck, and whose hat is on the
ground, and whoso perspiration aud
Ily
irolanity appear to have no limit
this time the other hens have
come out to take a hau in the de
bate, and help dodge the missiles—
mi then the man says every hen en
tho place shall be sold iu the morn
ing, and puts on his things and gooH
down street, aud tho woman dons
tin* h»op3, and has every one ol these
liens houso aud contented in two
minutes, and the only sound heard on
the premises is the hammering bj
the oldest boy, as ho mends the
broken pickets.— Danbitry Newt.
to
court the whole three of us.' she
com merited.
Be quiet, Belle, and go on,' com
manded Bella.
llow can I do both?' inquired she
resuming:
'I have just received your notes,
having been absent from the city for
some days. I thank you all for your
kind treatment of my blunder, ami
am grateful for tho three photographs
The oui I enclose is the likeness of
tlie Miss Conway to whom I intended
to address my lonner letter. May I
hope for au answer from her
The New York Sim contains tho
following in its court report.
John Angel is 8 years old. Ha
•tood at the bar in tho Special Ses
sion yesterday, dressed in a ragged
suit of duck. Ilis littlo Lead, whoso
hair was cropped close, scarcely
reached to the top ot tho iron rail
ing. Tho complainant, Morris Sigel,
is 12 yea«-s ot age. Ho accused
John ol stealing ten cents worth ot
matches. Angel who had taken hia
place smiling, pleaded guilty to the
ebargu.
"Come up here, littlo boy," Mid
Justice llogari. Run around here.
Johny obeyed his Honor's direc
tions implicitly. lie fairly ran'from
tho prisoner's bar to the witness
stand. lie was so small that Justice
Hogan had to stand to see him over
the bench.
You say you stole theso matches?
asking tho magistrate. Now, you
haye been locked up three days.—
The court is going to send you t3
the City prison lor one day. That is
because you are a bad boy. You
know you'ro a bad boy don't you
now?1'
"Yes, sir," said Johuy, smiling.
"Yes, of course you do. One day."
As the littlo fellow toddled down
tho steps from the stand he aaid.—
"You won't see mo liero any more,
you bet." Then he pissed OTer tliQ
Bridge cf Sighs.
Wo clip the following the
Chicago Journ al of Saturday: "The
Secretary ot War has officially pro
mulgated a law of gr»at importance
to soldiers, approved ou the last day
ol the late aossion. It provides that
the Secretary of War may issue dup
Itcate discharge papers in all cases of
loss, but auch duplicato may not be
acceptod as a voucher tor tho pay
ment ot auy clftim against the United
States or ag evidence in otlw
caae."
The Secretary ol War under the.
aot of Congress, has designated Rook
Island as the location ot tho national
military prison, aud has appointed a
commission to determine upon tliu
Sl10
P'ai!S'

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