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The reason for me not writing is be
5-, -cause 1 have a fractured bone in my
ri- foot, caused by a box falling upon
it in the ware house. I am in the
hospital now. I have it all bandag
ed up and hobble around on crutch-'
i, ©6. I expect I will stay here for
$C JBome time. You wrote and wanted
to know what kind of a suit I wore.
SOLDIER BOY LETTERS
From Karl Cox.
l|1 Americus, Georgia, Jan. IS, lf»19.
Dear Folks: Well it has been
some time since I have written.
It is just like the regular army sol
dier, Only 1 wear a different h£it
cord. I don't know just what to do
when 1 get out of the army, I sure
would like to. sc on S&wii in Florida
"get back in the north,
didn't get to sign the pay roll so 1
am out of luck for awhile. Souths
field-itself is going to close, but 1
-^Qon't know just when the supply
depot will close. What I think they
will do is to ship out all the men
who are in for four years and then
discharge those who are in for the
duration of the war. am in for
•the duration of the war. I landed
in Americus, Georgia, Dec. 13, 193 8.
The field contains from 800 to 1,000
men. There were 300 who came in
the bunch from Chanute here. The
warehouse where I was at work in,
is about a quarter of a mile square.
Well I have not told you what 1
think about Georgia. I think it is
a of a place. Americus is a
town of about 9,000 population and
about 8,000 niggers. Negroes are
all one can see. We are in about 60
miles of Florida. I sure have seen
some line pine tree forests. The
trees look like they reach to the
clouds. We came through three
tunnels coming down here. One of
them was about a mile long. There
is only one thing I don't like and
that is the camp is quarantined with
the flu. I have not had anything to
do for some time so will send you a
aiece of poetry I composed. The
litle is "My Ideas of a Slacker."
Tou say he can't stand the army
The life is too rough for him.
Do irou think he is any better
Than some other mother's Tom or
YOu raise him up like a girl,
He don't smoke or drink is your
If all the rest of the boys were like
What would become of our flag?
You say let the rough boys do the
They're listed for beans and stew.
I'm glad I'm classed with the rough
Who will fight for the red, white
Think of the women in Belgium,
Of the cruelties they had to bear,
want the same to happen
tits To otH,"iUJUcent daughters so fair?
Tou can thank God that the Stars in
P. Are not blurred with that kind of
stain, fc. ....
WTiPfP—"• arp ton ™'lion
Thpt have red blood in their veins.
We «o drill in bad weather,
jy.nd come in with a grin on our
wjjile your darling sits in the parlor
And lets the other man fight in
Maybe we curse and gamble,
But we fight as our fore-fathers
So go warm the milk for his bottle
And thank God we don't need
Now I am down here in Georgia
.Among the niggers and rocks.
Now these are a Jew of my ideas
Written by Private Earl Cox.
Well what do you think of it? 1
say 1 am a poet and don't know it.
Well Audrey are you still going to
school as cold as it is? Yesterday
they brought in a man about 12
o'clock and he died about 3 o'clock.
He was out on the flying field do
ing some stunts on a motorcycle.
It simply split his head open. Say
in your last letter you spoke of my
writing to Alva. 1 don't know his
address, so wish you would send it
to me. Sav I want voii to send me
Reeves Stevens' address. He wrote
ihe when 1 was at Chanute Field
but 1 did not know his address.
Now you need not worrv about nie
for 1 am getting along fine and am
taring the best of care. I sure do
4„oiac umc lit-re in the hospital.
Well I can't think of
anv more to
write so will close. As ever,
Post Hospital, Souths Field,
Lee McCutchan Meets
November 26, 1918.
"i Dear Mother and Dad: This will
••V.' sure be a welcome letter because it
will let you know I am safe and all
o. k. I am on the border between
Luxemburg and Germany we are
#Sfollowing the Boche to the Rhine
river. I was at the front wthen the
white flag was raised and was sure
tickled to see her go up. I have
seen a lot. of action over nere. There
are not very many over here who
have been through as much as I
iliave and come through without get
», ting scratched. I was at Chateau
Vs ^Thierry from June 9, to July 15th
"-^'^Soissons, July 17th to 23rd Tou]
»?^sector for nine days St. Michel
'drive then we fought with the
French at Champaigne. They gave
2us the hardest place to take and we
took it. From there we went to
.Verdun and broke the last strong-
fhold of the Boche on November 1.
litev 7Now we are on our way to the
[& Rhine. A river is the border here
E .and we have guards on one side and
4 the Boche have guards on the other.
I S'v got to see Bill for a little while
L«• «nd believe me it sure was a great
treat. I also saw Erny Angliss.
He is in the same outfit with Bill.
I aaw Anthony Indergard while go
lag over the top on November 1st,
bat haven't seen him since. He is
ia the 6th Reg., but a different bat
talion than I am in. It is alright to
follow up the Boche but it sure is
tiresome hiking. The people in
Belgiuim and Luxemburg sure treat
us nice and are glad to see us. We
turt we will be home first but I
am afraid not, but anyhow, we will
to home sometime. The weather
fpa't very good and it gets very cold
«t night. We go around to homes
•ad have them cook meals for u».
I got a batch of hot cakes the other
•oriilnr the first since I have been
IB Fraace. We don't have hot cakes,
jwiikunln etc., at the front. It's
the Mt- that at* way back
1 want to write to others.
of interest in ...
in and saw. So by beginning with
the day we set sail 1 will try and
tell you of a few of the places I have
been in. We set sail April JJ_5th, on
the good ship Adriatic, leimng be
hind us one of the greatest coun
try's on the globe (the U. a.)
Landed in Liverpool, Lngland, May
9th From there we took a train to
Winchester stayed there one night.
From there we took a train to South
Hampton, only a short distance
from there we boarded a. transport,
crossed the English channel, landed
in a seaport in France by the name
of La Harve. We marched from
there to a small camp. There we
stayed three days. The next p]ace
we stopped was at the town of Mon
cheaux, behind the Flanders front,
and here we stayed three weeks.
We left there, took a 56 mile hike
and when we stopped we were in
Alsace-Lorraine. Here we were un
der fire for the first time which was
the 14th of June. Well we were in
the lines there about two weeks.
From there we went back of the
lines about five miles to the town ot
Sanlxures. Here we stayed ten
days Well back to the lines again
we went, up in the Mogus mountains
and from there into the trenches
and were in the front line trenches
28 days then in Support 15 days^
and believe me we sure pulled off
some big raiding, parties there. We
went over the top the first time.
Well we got relieved there and come
out again. The next time we went
in was in the A rgoime
started in tblS
around Paris and those places that you Mils afterno
You don't see me sending newsy letter which was very inter
any letters written on M. C. A. esting, was written Nov. 2,
or Red Cross paper. 1 will^cios^^as answer^
79ti» eo., et-h Reg-, U. S. Al. C.,
American Exp, Forces,
P, S. Wishing you all a happy
and merry ^hrjstmas.
'From Fred Harriett E. daughter ef keMpHtl
Mrs. I I ..m unf,, Meite,,
letter of Nov. 13,
day, also received my
package which must, contess i,
aepl 26th,. about
in the morning- and take it
Vwjads run wasn't slow and here we
drove for six days and nights with
out stopping before being relieved,
and talk about killing Dutchmens—
why, they were piled up like cord
wood. »Well we were relieved by
the 1st Division and wnen we came
out of the lines there were only
of our men left in our company out
of the 217, not an officer left, all
being killed. See we haa some
show (Ave). Well we boys that
were left just considered that we
had our luck with us was all, as
they fell all around us. Now we'
were out about three weeks and our
division was torn all to pieces and
was again made up an'1 filled up
with replacements and then back
*o the trenches again, real close to
Verdun. Here we took two hitches
in the front line trenches again and
we were the third attacking division
in another big drive on .Metz at the
time the armistice was signed on
\'ov 11 tli, which ended the world's
war. Well sis, 1 have been over the
top eight times and am lucky to say
1 haven't had a scratch and mighty
•hankful for it. I was just lucky
1 guess. Well Margaret 1 will quit
i'or this afternoon and hope I 'will
be started home by the time this
letter reaches you. So hoping to
hear from you soon and see you
sooner. With love and kisses. I
remain vour loving brother.
Sgt. Fred R. Elson,
Co. C, 140th Inf., 35tli Div.,
American Exp. Forces.
IVoni Lavern K. Caigill.
December 19, 1918.
Dear Mother: Received your let
ter of November 12th, yesterday
morning, also one from Charley Of
rield, was very glad to get them,
but was surprised to hear that you
b:d sold the farm and had had a
sale. You did not say how much
,ou got tor tne farm but suppose I
will get a letter before long stating
the* same. Mv team did not bring
veiy much they were small and ot
course, wouldn't bring much. Am
.iorry papa did not let my machine
ijo as long as he had sold out but
perhaps I can make something out
of it yet. Mamma 1 am sorry you
only gave me three weeks to come
home as it may be three months. I
hope it won't be longer than that.
You must have been pretty well
stocked up with pigs as I did not
know anything about them. Am
glad that Rena and the children can
be with you but I don't know what
they will do when you move away
it is too bad. You did not say wnere
you were going to move *o but from
the way your letter reads you must
be going to move to Tabor, and in
a letter that I just received from
Aunt Annie she said you had sold
out and was coming back to Tabor.
I am well satisfied to hear that but
you did not say how much you got
for the place. You asked if I was
gassed or wounded—I was neither
one, that is, to any great extent, al
though I did get a little gas. My
sickness was principally caused from
drinking bad water. I Was shelled
once. You asked me to write and
tell you when I started home, but
am afraid I can't do that while I am
in France as we never know when
we are going but will do \he best I
can. I could have sent you one of
those coupons for a Christmas pres
ent but thought I would be satisfied
if I could get a few letters so I am
glad they are coming now. Am glad
you had a good day for the sale and
a good crowd and am glad every
thing went well, also am glad that
Alph Brown helped yon for he is a
good hand. I think you and Rena
did well with the lunch. Frances
did awful well with her quilt that it
brought so much. She must be a
great big girl by this time. The
Red Cross received a Tettw from
in the draft The volunteers sure ening ..
won this war Vernou was the ter. Am feeung well only a bad
unluckv one in our family not to cold. Have been working most all
"atover received some mail from day but it wasn't hard work I got
°\niit Wenn-. but haven't had a three letters this afternoon, one
cliance to answer any of it. Ask from Aunt Annie, written Oct 22,
Bifl how much of a chance the in- will answer it soon another from
iTTitrv has of writing. This is Lux- you written Oct. 12, and another
Imbure oaner that I just bought, from Mrs. \V. H. Hamilton, of De
We buy our own paper or we don catur. She wrote me a nice long
Goodnight. From you- son
American Exp. Forces, France,
Mrs. Johij Trttuple,
I will answer your 11861, and on the 8th_ of January,
received yester- 1010 ilS the curtain ot night closed
Christmas about us the soul ot
TafcffiSy',yE.a^Cl0fee 57 ,earS, 7 month, and .1.4
to hear iTom'you, for belief me, it' days of her life were spent injhis
received iMd^d "The^ll
She was taken sick with, seem
ingly influenza about nine days be
fore her death. At first there were
no alarming symptoms, but because
of an injured ankle, blood poison
developed, and all that loving hands
and kind ministrations could do,
were unable to keep back the grim
reaper. Through her sickness "she
was patient and resigned. Her
thoughts constantly dwelt on the
comfort and welfare of her mother,
husband and children. Before she1
lapsed in unconsciousness she ex
pressed her willingness to meet her
savior, but wanted the assuraflce
mother, husband and youngest
daughter would be well cared for.
She was a noble woman, who
lived a life of service for others.
She hath entered into rest and her
works will remain to bless her life
and memory. She was a willing
worker in the war relief work of
the Red Cross of her neighborhood,
knitting many sweaters and helpv&g
in many otHev ways. So devested to
h^tv.e, iier faniiV w-'' her friends.
She asked nothing better than to
spend her days serving them and
now the people of the community in
which she lived are bowed with
grief. Yet in our memories and in
our hearts shall live the deep and
abiding affection which comes from
a true friendship. Though her
earthlv connection has been sever
ed, ye't the influence of a good life
nobly lived will remain for all
The funeral services were held in
the Methodist church Friday after
noon, Jan. 10th, at 2 o'clock, con
ducted bv the pastor, Rev. G. J.
Winslow,' assisted by Wm. Jones, ot
the Presbyterian church. The re
mains were laid to rest in the Gar
den Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah A. Lowe.
The message of death always
comes to us with a shock but more
especially when we are caused to
mourn for one who through many
years has become endeared to every
one. Mrs. Sarah A. Lowe, "Aunt
Sade Lowe," has so won her place in
the hearts of this whole community
that her going will be a real loss to
everyone here. She was one of the
oldest residents of this part of Iowa
and certainly one of the truest souls
who ever lived anywhere.
Mrs. Sarah A. Lowe was born in
Ohio on October 24, 1 844. In 1X5
her father. Dr. William CJianey,
moved to Iowa and located about
three miles northeast of Weldon.
Mrs. Lowe has lived from that
time until now in Clarke and Deca
She was married in 1864 1o Mr.
Thomas J. Lowe on his return from
the Civil War. Mr. Lowe died in
Weldon in November, 1901. Both
of the children preceded their par
ents, Eva Bell, the younger, having
died at the age of fifteen, and Lulu
having passed away the August be
fore her father.
Mrs. Lowe was a member of the
Christian church at Weldon. No one
could have been more faithful or
consecrated. She was always in her
place at every service. She was loy
al to evetv work which the church
tried to do. Even in the last year
when it no doubt often took'more
effort than we knew she was regu
lar in her attendance.
Saturday, although she bep~
feeling poorly for a number of
weeks Mrs. Lowe was up town, maoe
a call, went over to her own home
which had been closed since the epi
demic and seemed in the best of
spirits. Early in the evening she
had a stroke which paralized her
left side. She appeared to get worse
instead of better during the night
and passed away at the home of her
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. U. H. Lowe, at two o'clock
Sunday morning, January 12, 1919.
The funeral service was held
from the Christian church and burial
was in the Lowe private cemetery
Tuesday, January Hth.
Those attending from a distance
were Mrs. Robert Wilson, of Lan
caster, Mrs. N. Ballou, of Creston,
W. P. Ballou of Des Moines, Mrs.
L. W. London and daughter, Nellie,
of Osceola, and Mrs. N. J. Eddy, of
Mrs* Joshua West.
Lydia Ellen Clawson was born in
Augloze county, Ohio, November
23, 1855, and passed away at her
home near Grand River, Iowa, Jan.
fehe emigrated with her parents to
Illinois in 1853. She was united in
marriage to Joshua West, March
12, 1873. She and her husband
came to Iowa in 1881. To this
union were born six sons, Oscar, Asa.
Frank, Amos, Sam and Everett, and
one daughter Huldah Adams. All
were at her bedside during her ill
ness except Frank and Sam who
nreceded ner to the great beyond.
She. tutted with the Cnristian church
St. 1SS7. which relation she
H„, ^'V I,
THE \.£ON REPORTER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1919.
his afternoon inquiring after
because did not
but I have been
-d espSV to iM?
Grove, loWft, M&y 2*,
was one passed to her home beyond the Luke's hospital, St. Louis,
Tuesday, Jan. Hth, at midnignt,
following a three days illness.
fX df Wen ^Srda^ghte^^ct'm^to
Sunnose ^he is sUll at youf place? brighten their home, Bertha, who
Well 1 guess we will be homeward died in tancy, Mary Ethel wife ot
we'dma't°li^'ve'To*&go^'on 'into ?r'ene' ElSabeth who"with"the hus-
think we win 'band, two grandchildren, Melym
Germany. 1 don't tmnK we wm grandchildren, Melvin
now Well Margaret 1 don't think and Leota Skinner,
now. Well Margaret 1 don't think and Leota Skinner, t^aged^ moth-
Delia Aten of Gobleville, Mich., and
many other relatives and friends
are left to mourn the loss of this
We feel what a vacant place it
has left in this home and how sad
and lonely all these must be, espec
ially the husband and dear mother,
to whom the shock has been great,
and even yet it seems impossible to
realize, but it is God's way. "His
will, not ours, be done."
hear from life's work is closed but her saintly
Love and kisses to one influence will remain. In her death
ea*tll has one
Co A 11, M. G. Bn., A. P. O. 780,
Funeral services were held on
Tuesdav, Jan. 14th, conducted by
Rev R*. L. Rayborn, pastor of the
Mt, Zion Christian church.
Marjorie Kuppinger Parrish.
Marjorie Kuppin^er Parrish, wife
of Attorney Robert Harkness Pai^
rish, died of pneumonia in St.
Mrs. Parrish is survived by her
parents Mr. and Mrs. John K. Kup
pinger of IWason City and a 3 weeks
old son, Robert Harkness Parrish,
Jr., who was born Dec. 26
The deceased and her husband,
who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
L. Parrish of 1105 Oak Park avenue.
Des Moines, attended the Iowa State
university for four years and were
graduated with the 1916 class.
Their marriage took place twp years
ago While at the State university
Mrs' Parrish affiliated with the Pi
Beta Phi sorority. Last summer
Mr. and Mrs, Parrish removed from
Waterloo to St. Louis, where the
former is claim examiner for the
Fidelity Casualty Company of New
Fay E. Keller.
Fay E. Keller, oldest son of Orien
and Elizabeth Keller, was born
June 5, 1897, and died at the home
of his parents two miles west of
Pleasanton Jan. 14, 1919, being 21
years, S months and 9 days of age.
His death was caused by bron
chial trouble. He had been called
and was expecting to enter the U.
S service when the war closed.
He leaves father, "'mother and five
brothers, one brother died in in
fancy. Fav was a good, kind boy
and will be greatly missed in the
home and among his friends and as
sociates. In his young years, just
entering upon the duties of man
hood, he was called from this
The funeral services were held in
the Christian Union chapel at Pleas
anton at 2 p. m., Jan. 16, 1919, by
Wm. Campbell and C. C. Merritt,
of Davis Citv. The body was buried
in the Hamilton cemetery.
If time drags on your hands, bor
row some money and watolu the note
\ne A lie.
90 per cent are caused by eye
trouble and some of the many forms
CriLXHLE liY SPECIAL
In this I specialize. Harm Dan
ials of Woden, Iowa, had such severe
pains in the head he was incapacitat
Dr. Weber treated his nose and
eyes and he feels like a new person.
Wm. Burrman, Cashier of N. W.
Savings Bank of Davenport, had
such severe pains in the eyes and
head he could not go to the bank.
He says, "Dr. A. H. Weber treated
by eyes and cured me after two oth
er doctors had failed. I am thank
ful I found the right doctor.
Dr. A. H. Weber
OF DES MOINES
EYE, EAR, NOSE AND
WILL BE AT
from 7 a, m. to 12 noon,
Wednesday, Jan. 29th
GLASSES PERFECTLY FITTED
E. 0. WILLS
Van Wert, Iowa
Will give special atten
tion to your sale. I guar
antee satisfaction. For
terms and dates address
me at Van Wert, Iowa
sustained until the close of her Now President Wilson has sure
earthly life. She as baptised May "started something" for President
21, 1888, and January, 1911, was Poincare of France has announced
ordained deaconess. She leaves to that heis coming here in June to re
mourn her departure, a husband, pay the president's visit. It will not
five children, sixteen grandchildren be long until the visits of presidents
and four brothers, William, of to other countries will be as common
Lawrence, Kansas Frank and"Al- as are back fence meetings.
fred of Grand River, Iowa, and
Milt of Colorado. She was a true The first submarine cable was laid
and faithful wife, always working from Dover to Cape Grisuez, France,
for her husband's interest and for in 1850.
her children. Her daily life at sssssssssssssssssssssss^^^s
home and abroad has been an inspi
ration to many, who by following I X®
her steps, will be better prepared to
take up the work she was called to
relinquish and carry it to a success
ful conclusion. Her long, beautiful
noble christian less
but heaven has one sweet spirited
angel more. She bore her suffering
without a murmur.
Under the government plan you
forfeit payments unless you make
final payment when due. Remember
interest is due on unpaid,/ deferred
payments, and must be paid in addi
tion to final payment
have always been
one of our "Long Suits."
Foi one thing we have the ex
clusive selling rights for this
territory on the famous Taylor
rockers. Then we have them
high-backed and low-backed,
plain or upholstered in leather,
tapestry, and velour. Morris
Let us repair your radiator. We
are equipped to do this kind of
work and guarantee satisfac
tion. Charges are reasonable
and we ofter prompt service.
Wm. Crichton & Son
The oldest artesian well in Europe^
is found at Lillers, France. From
its mouth water has flowed uninter
ruptedly for over 750 years. 4-
FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN.
Due January 30, 1919y
being 30% of amount sub
Do you get up at night? Sanol i»
surely the best for all kidney or
bladder troubles. Sanol gives re- A iv*
lief in 24 hours from all ~Eackache
and bladder troubles. Sanol is a
guaranteed remedy. 50c and fl.001
a bottle at E. E. Bell's drug store.
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