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, 81 *7 yt\SLt J. 0. BAXTER. 1 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 .«•. •, 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. Cash Bates of Advertising. 1 Inch, 1 week...,,, 1 IIICJ. 1 Column,. 1 year.... $ .80 2.0'l 4.00 6.10 12.H 22.'10 28.SO mouth .......................... 1 Inch, 0 months ..£|.............. 1 Inch, 1 year ft Column. 1 year i Column, 1 year "ZS: & 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'