The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.
Lost Nation and Toronto are communities to the east in Clinton county. Clarence is located to the south in Cedar county.
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Owing to the fact that it was necessary to print the last section of this edition the first of the week, we are unable to give but a few of the happenings of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Cressey spent Thursday at Cedar Rapids.
Mrs. Coker, of Marion, was a week-end visitor with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Hall.
Mrs. Morehouse was a Cedar Rapids visitor Wednesday.
A baby son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson on Wednesday last.
W. L. Bell was a Sioux City visitor Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Gish were Bellevue visitors Monday.
Mrs. Mattie Burleson left Thursday for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to spend the winter with her children.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Winegar left Friday for a few days visit with Monmouth relatives before returning to the Great Lakes Training Station.
Gladys Kramer, the twelve year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kramer, passed away at the home of her parents Friday evening following several days illness of Influenza. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Boomershine officiating. Burial was made in the Lost Nation cemetery. Obituary next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Young, who live one and one-half miles south west of town mourn the loss of their fifteen year old son, Edward, who passed away at their home Saturday of pneumonia, following an attack of Influenza. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Obituary later.
The Lost Nation Public Library will be open Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30. Anyone having any of the books will kindly return them as the committee wishes to fumigate them.
Mrs. Stephen Hart passed away at her home at 10 oclock Saturday evening following a few days illness of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and a six week old infant.
L. M. Hall was an Iowa City visitor Thursday.
Mrs. L. M. Hall was a Cedar Rapids visitor Thursday.
|Wm. Hook, agent for Farmers Insurance Co., of Cedar Rapids, was calling on friends here Friday.
The telephone service is somewhat crippled owing to the fact that three of the force are down with the Influenza.
Locals In Brief
A bright baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. White Monday morning. All reported doing fine. Congratulations are in order.
Dr. A. W. Cook announces the arrival of a fine eight pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Horstman Friday afternoon, December 13. All are reported doing fine. Congratulations.
Frank Andresen, who left here last summer with a contingent of local boys for Camp Pike, then transferred to Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, returned home Friday, having received his honorable discharge. Frank certainly looks like he had been well fed, as he is the picture of health.
The writer had a nice letter from Edw. J. Cavey, who is stationed at Camp Pike, Ark. He is well and likes the life, but rather anxious to get home now that its over. Eds company, at the present time, is slated to stay until March the 1st. Ed was city assessor and writes as follows: Not being able to be there in person, I wish, at this time to thank the voters and citizens of Toronto, as they sure have treated me fine. In all my five years I have never had a word with any tax payer, and hope they are all satisfied with
the way I treated them. I am sure thankful to them for their treatment of me. Alright, Ed, we are all with you and holding the job open until March for you.
Miss Daisy McLaird received a letter from Lieutenant Joseph McLaughlin from France acknowledging the receipt of a sweater, which Miss McLaird knit for the local Red Cross Chapter here some time about a year ago. It went forward with a consignment at that time. This little incident proves that the Red Cross are doing their work well, and that the sweaters are not sold as some German propaganda stuff that has been circulated around would have us believe.
The Jacobs Hotel, which has been run by Mrs. Jacobs for nearly fifteen years, is no more. The Jacobs family have retired from business and moved into their residence. The place was always a home for the traveling public, as well as local boarders, who will miss the famous home cooked meals and good beds. Mrs. Jacobs has certainly earned the rest and home comforts. Mr. Henry Schoellerman, who has purchased the property, will move his family here this week, but will not keep hotel, retiring from farm life. We welcome this new family to our city.