Oxford Weekly Leader (Newspaper) - May 16, 1918, Oxford, Iowa Vol. May 16, 1918. No. 24 ROBBERS MAKE BIG HAUL HERE Clothing Store and Restaurant Entered and Robbed A involving over was perpetrated here early Wednesday when two or more unknown thieves entered the J. L. Bireline clothing store and Kinney's garage and made away with a quantity of clothing and a Studebaker Six It seems that the first place be entered was the J. Bireline where entrance was ed by forcing open the rear Here they ate a purloined from the restaurant They also took with them about one thousand a large number of a quantity of candy and a gallon of ice At the rear of they found a which they took to gain entrance to clothing Here they proceeded turn things upside and judging from the way things appeared Wednesday we would say that they succeeded in doing as much damage as they without carrying the store and all away with They seemed to be very fastidious for for nothing except the in each line of. furnishings It was all but the cheaper articles were thrown to one A pile of scorched tics and a fire extinguisher pulled roughly from the indicates that In their baste they almost allowed a fire to become silk traveling bags and suit cases were Shoe boxes scattered all over the indicating that they wanted to be pure that got a fit even if they did get their footwear at a To determine his loss it will be necessary for Mr. Hilborn to take a complete inventory his but it is his opinion that it not be less than From the clothing store the robbers hastened to the Kinney garage in order to secure a way to get their booty Here they again foro ed entrance by prying open a on the east side of the They first pushed out by hand Albert Buick and filled it with gaa at the filling sta And then for the fii st time in his life Mr. could have felt thankful that his car was hard to for try as they would the robbers could not get it So they left it outside and went back in to secure This time they got John big Studebaker and it At Wednesday morn ing tho garage door was discovered but nothing was thought of this until Mr. Kinney came down and discovered that his car was Then things began to hap pen. A few minutes later Bireline discovered his and a short time after that Mr. Hilborn his place of business to place that looked as if a cyclone MICKIE SAYS MNt SON ER * YA PHONE VME OO BEST KIM 1A\TtQ NEB. MEMORIAL DAY TO BE OBSERVED Program Will Be in the Hands of the W. R. C. Preparations are being made for a fine program for Memorial The arrangements are under the direction of the Woman's Relief Corps and they have secured Hon. James E. Bromwell of for the orator of the The following committees have been Committee on R. Mrs. George Mrs. E. K. Committee on Joe Mrs. George Miss Mabel Committee on O. W. J. L. Committee on Fred Mrs. James John Mrs. Chares Mrs. George Miss Gertrude Miss Marie Mrs. Murray M. Presiding All school children and citizens who can secure flowers are requested to bring them to the city hall where they will be arranged by the members of the W. R. C. RALPH OTTO FOR DISTRICT JUDGE had hit it. A detective was secured at once and the telephone was made use of to warn the towns and cities state to be on the lookout for the There are no The rob bery was done by who were in the habit of making big and the nature of the articles stolen was such that they would have to be taken a considerable distance to be disposed of It is too early to make any predictions In regard to the apprehension of the hut the amount involved makes it necessary for every step to be taken to trace Since writing tbe above article the car has been It was abandoned by the robbers near Ladora and was found there Wednesday Something had gone wrong with the which the thieves were unable to and consequently they were forced to abandon the D The Strategists D | NEW MB JUDGE WADE Judge M. J. federal jurist in this has been called to preside on the bench in the court of appeals at St. Paul for the term beginning May 2,7. The court of appeals is the next highest tribunal in the The cases decided there can only be reconsidered in the supreme court of the United To sit on the court of appeals is a coveted honor and one only given to a judge knowledge of the law is recognized FOB A SPRAINED ANKLE As soon as possible after the Injury Is received get a bottle of Chamberlain's Liniment and follow the plain printed directions which accompany the SARAH LEWIS Miss Sarah Lewis died at her home in Williamsburg on May 2nd after an illness of a few days from the suddenness of the death acme as a distinct shock to the and occasioned widespread regret on every Tho funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian and were conducted by the Rev. Mr. the assisted the Rev. Mr. the former pastor of the who also preached the and in which was paid a merited tribute to the worth of the life just The services were attended by a great concourse of relatives and many were present from Oxford and the old home neighborhood of Iowa and The interment was in Oak and the services at the grave were conducted by Rev. G. J. Sarah Lewis was born on the old Lewis homestead in Iowa township forty-seven years her parents were pioneers of the neighborhood and the only always resided at Following the death of tho many years she was the constant companion of her with whom she until her death which occured a few years The home was continued on the old farm until last year when the home was made in and continued until her Miss Lewis was one of those creatures who was ever and always ready to make a sacrifice for those about the care and thought she bestowed upon her mother were tender in their and as faithful as the sun. She wan a member of the Presbyterian church and lived the life of one who fully that the life here below is but a probationary and those who knew her best fully realized how active was her spiritual She is mourned by four L. of Iowa of and Daniel and of Besides these she leaves many other rela and to all the sincerest sympathies INGRAM'S SHOW HERE Beginning Francis Ingram and his company of artists will show here throughout next Mr. Ingram needs no introduction in this He has been here many times and the increasing crowds which witnessed his performances on each successive visit give ample proof or his He has an plays this season and almost an entirely new See his ad in this announcing his REPORT OF CEMETERY ASSOCIATION February 28- hand 512.29. By By By cemetery By May By balance on Amount in bank on interest as endowment To labor and Lawn Balance on LOUIS Secretary and Everyone interested in the upkeep of the cemetery should leave their contributions at the Oxford State The work must be Don't be a Do your SUICIDE IS FATE OF BERT WINDON Young of Near Shoots Himself With Rifle The of Tiffin and Oxford were shocked Friday to hear of the suicide of Bert a prominent and well to do who resided near Mr. Windon was well known both in his own community and in Oxford as a former member of the firm of Windon and Mr. Windon arose early Friday morning and went to the barn where he shot When his wife arose a short time later she found a note on the table addressed to Note Tolls of Scandal The note declared some had been circulating scandalous stories about his fidelity to his and that the best way to get away from such false and malicious stories was to it He will find my body in the Sending her little aged 13, and the hired man Mrs. Windon verified the tragic Tho body lay in the the rifle was a few feet Tho is in a serious condition from She declares that her husband was absolutely faithful to and although he had not told her about the outrageous reports that reflected his conduct while she was in the hospital at Iowa she had perfect faith in and believed the tales were cruelly without Lived Near Tiffin The young farmer was aged 3 8. lived a quarter of a north of in Clear Creek and was doing nicely ou the He was without domestic or financial and ought to have been a happy he brooded over the slanders until his mind became and thus came the tragic His son and fifteen year old daughter FRENCH NAVIES I'd chant an ode to with ardor and but up there speaks a don't pronounce It the name should rhyme with O poet short and and you're a dippy or you'd be wise to I raise my voice so nor in a then speaks another French pronounce it I see no use with such a shining name until I knew for certain how to pronounce the And so I start a sonnet about the mighty whose name has laurels on make it rhyme with Then says a posted sonnet is a wasted is your hero's name is I fain would sing of and also of but will one rhyme with snipers and one with I even balk at for fear I get it and such breaks so the man who trills a to sing of Calais a stirring but so help me I fear It is Fair like to you a wreath of deathless I'd like to sing but get language was visited by a wind storm last Wednesday evening which did quite an amount of dam age to and farm Telephone communication is badly cut off. Early Thursday morning the worst damage that has been re ported here was that the west barn on the Ferson farm was blown down and part of 'the roof torn from the east Grandma Beck and John took Sunday dinner at Libbie Mrs. Henry Buck from western Iowa visited at the Charles Buck home Tuesday The Social Circle will hold their next meeting at the church May Miss Mina Burns of Iowa coun ty was a week end visitor at the Mrs. John Miss Allie Goodrich and Miss Dollie Honn of Oxford who have also been visiting at the Crow home returned to their homes Wednesday Miss Pearle Webster is assisting Mrs. Tom Wagner with her house work for a short Grandpa Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Merit Roberts called on Grandma Shaver Sunday Mrs. Shaver has been in poor health all the past winter and still remains about the Webster and family visited Sunday at the Charles Hammer home near The Red Cross meeting at Mrs. Ed Buck's May 2nd was well The next meeting will be with Mrs. Charles Buck on May 23rd. The Freeling Arthur Webster and Dan Yoder families spent Sunday afternoon at the Riley Andrews Mr. and Mrs. John Yeggy baby from Riverside visited at the Clint Stimmel home STATEMENT OF THE RED CROSS Statement Shows Activity of Red Cross Since January POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT W. J. BALDWIN FOR DISTRICT JUDGE Financial statement for months of 1917. Dec. 26, balance on hand Dec. 2 6, donations 794.79 Dec. 31, membership dues 1.00 Dec. 31, membership dues 75.00 Dec. 31, and donation 24.50 1918 Jan. 7, membership dues 4.00 Jan. 8, basket ball donation 8.35 Jan. 16, M. W. 10.00 Jan. 22, Mrs. J. J. Kelley 5.00 Jan. 22, membership dues 9.00 Jan 25, grammar room donations 7.00 Jan. 29, comfort kit fund 38.78 Jan. 29, donations 3.00 Jan. 29, membership dues 2.00 Jan. 29, refund from Iowa City chapter 501.38 Feb. 1, membership dues 2.00 Feb. 12, Donation from debating O. H. S. 1.00 Feb. 21, membership dues and donations 3.00 Feb. 21, Red Cross donation 41.00 Feb. 25, Mrs. Albert 5.00 March 1, refund from Iowa City chapter 3.00 March 1, membership dues 1.00 March 1, Hamon sale 6.50 March 1, refund from Iowa chapter 41.00 March 6, refund from Iowa City State including Tranter Epworth League and turkey sale 483.85 March 9, M. E. material 1.13 15, Power's M. E. Aid quilt 150.05 March 19, Conner's turkey 59.50' March 21, membership dues 1.00 March 22, membership dues 1.0,0 March 29, Eleanor Hardin No. 8 20.00 March 29, refund Iowa City chapter 2.00 March 29, donation 1.00' March 29, membership dues 1.00 Mr. 29, A. C. M. E. lodge 505 82.05' March 30, Conner's turkey 2.00' Apr. 1, A. C. M. E. lodge 505 10.20 Apr. 3, Philip Wagner 5.00 April 3, membership dues 2.00 April 4, refund from Iowa 301.80 April 26, membership dues 6.00 April 26, debating club donations 1.00 JOHiNSON WHEAT AND SAVING CAMPAIGN The Home Demonstrator is requesting every family to weigh and report the amount of wheat flour and sugar used by them for a period of two beginning May 27. A chairman who will receive your report will be announced for each school district and for different sections of Watch for the name of your Miss home demonstrator for Johnson will give a demonstration in Oxford May 22, at the Red rooms at half past All ladies and girls in Oxford and adjoining townships are invited to An additional credit of has been extended to Belgium by the United making a total of loaned to that and credits to all the allies of Total Receipts Disbursements 2230.85 Balance on hand May 1st DISBURSEMENTS 1917 Dec. 27, Iowa City Wrecking for chairs $ 24.Off-Dec. 27, Ruppert and Iowa City 16.25 1918. Jan. 3, J. L. express Jan. 5, Max for cleaning hall 1.50' Jan. 15, C. H. 9.80.' Jan. 7, Moffit and supplies Jan. 7, R. J. supplies 1.70 Jan. 18, Willie janitor 1.00 Jan. 18, C. H. supplies 30.00 Jan. 25, C. H. supplies 1.80 Continued on page 4 1 The Crisis By Winston Churchill America's Greatest Story At Opera House Iowa I May k % Greater than | of a Don't i miss it.