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Loup City Northwestern
CEO. E. BENSCHOTER, Ed. and Pub.
LOUP CITY, - * NEBRASKA.
Watermelon aeeas cause appendi
citis, Boll your watermelon.
Persons who belong to the upper
crust must have plenty of dough.
Thirty-two lawyers in Chicago died
last year. Where are those lawyers
That long-advertised cloudburst In
the Balkans is momentarily expected
• Men who do not secretly take pride
In well dressed wives have no busi
ness to have any.
Falling from an airship is quite as
exciting and far less dangerous than
riding iu a devil wagon.
When a man is too busy to go
fishing, he may not know it, but te is
in a condition of slavery.
The news that King Alfonso is h*'
frothed to ills cousin must he welcome
to the republicans of Spain.
A writer inquires: “Are the mag
azines declining?’’ We understand
(hat they are, especially poetry.
Every man who carries a watch is
naturally behind time. That is, un
less he carries it In his hip pocket.
It is easier to save a soul than to
keep it saved, says Rev. Mr. Crandall,
and most of us will agree with him.
King Peter is getting so used to it
that they don’t have to revive him
with cold water any more when a door
The future queen of Denmark is
over six feet tall, and will, therefore,
properly be addressed as “your royal
The sufferer from dyspepsia should
cheer up when he considers how much
more he would suffer if his wife had
Probably the trouble heretofore has
been that everybody has been giving
the mosquito the low d—— instead ot
the high one.
Mrs. James Lovely, of Knoxville,
renn., who is accused of poisoning
her husband, scarcely deserves the
People who are ashamed of their
vystors cannot be convinced that
» «dr ancestors would blush for them
>f they were alive.
In quitting America to become an
ffnglishman, Bourke Coekran kn ws
very well that he intends to remain
every inch an Irishman.
Slowly but surely the yellow broth
er is embracing civilization. The
Chinese latindrymen organized and
struck, and now there is a chop suey
At a recent wedding in Ixmdon King
Edward appeared wearing a red cra
vat with a frock coat, thus pulverizing
tho old tradition that the king can do
There is no uso trying to draw
morals from Fourth of July accidents.
Those who were hurt need no men
tor. and those who escaped have no
desire for one.
Lou Dillon is within two seconds
;f the trotting record, now held by
Cresceus, the great Toledo stallion.
Who says that the ladies are not as
serting their rights?
An expert has discovered that the
extraction of teeth causes blindness.
Tho experience of humanity has
F/emod to l>e the other way, if seeing
Mars counts for auythfng.
A Boston laborer has fallen heir to
?2.000.000. Before envying him think
.if tho trouble he will have in getting
away from the people who want to
show him how to invest it.
A Philadelphia millionaire in his
will left $50 to each of his three chil
dren. It must be a sad thing to work
hard all his life for a fortune and have
only $150 worth of children to leave
Tdfe insurance companies have
warned policy holders in Milwaukee’s
county jail that the building is unsafe
and that they must leave or have their
policies canceled. And yet some of
them may not leave.
A "'aterbury (Conn.) man named
Harris fell asleep during the per
formance at Barnum & Bailey’s' cir
cus. and was robbed of his geld watch.
When he takes a nap in public here
after he will do it at church.
A Kansas farmer who called one of
his neighbors “a Kansas jackass" and
was sued for $2,500 damages has been
ordered by the jury to pay the plain
tiff $400. But what is $400 to a Kan
sas '.anner whose feelings have beea
I*, is pleasing to know that the Vj
Ciia ladies turned up their noses at
/he male beauty show and pr<x*«ted
tb«t they did not like handf.om. -.non.
"*his is a reassuring iudift*S»«- that
the ladies admire men veeause
they are so good. i
NEED OF GOOD KOADS
BENEFIT DWELLERS IN BOTH
CITY AND COUNTRY.
Lfttle Incident That Set Farmer and
Manufacturer to Thinking Along the
Same Lines and Boomed the Cause
of State Aided Road Building.
A few weeks ago a Maryland fann
er found an automobile safely anch
ored in a mud hole on a country road
about twenty miles from the city
home of the owner. The autotaobilist
was vigorously swearing at the mud,
the farmers and the rural districts in
general. After cooling down some
,what, he struck a bargain with the
farmer to extricate his machine and
haul it to the nearest possible road
for $3.50. When the job was finished
both were in a comparatively good
humor. The automobilist iit a fresh
ten-cent cigar and presented the farm
er one, and the following dialogue en
"Why don't you farmers improve
“Well, we do work ’em every year,
but they don't seem to get any bet
“But why don't you build first-class
roads and be done with It?"
"Hay, Mister, you must think we're
rich out here in the back woods. How
much do you reckon it would cost?
Not less than two or three thousand
dollars a mile, I guess. That would
break us up. We’re taxed already as
much as we can stand. If you city
fellows want to go touring over these
reads, I guess you'll have to get used
to the mud, same as we have."
After the two had smoked in si
lence for half a minute the farmer
cleared his throat and ventured to
bay, why don’t you rich city fel
lows give us a lift and help us im
prove these roads? I’ve been reading
some lately about state aid and gov
ernment aid for the farmers in build
ing good roads. Why don't you go in
for these things? Wouldn't It be v
benefit to the whole community?”
"Well," replied the automobilist.
who happened to be a millionaire
manufacturer, "I don’t, know but you
are right. I hadn't thought of it in
After some further discussion along
this line, the two separated, each with
some new ideas. The farmer had
grasped the idea that the automobile
which he had always viewed with
mingled feelings of scorn and amuse
ment, might after ail turn out to be
a great friend of his; might, in fact,
be the means of inducing the rich men
of the cities to help the farmers build
good country roads.
The rich city man, on the other
hand, had got a glimpse of the real
conditions and sentiments prevailing
in the country. He realized as never
before that no general improvement
of the country roads could be hoped
for so long as the farmers were left
to work out the problem unaided. In
fact, ho saw the injustice of expecting
thorn 10 shoulder the whole burden.
As a result of this incident, both
the farmer and the automobilist are
now conducting a little campaign
among their neighbors in favor of
state and national aid to road build
THE D- FOOL VOTE.
How Champ Clark Won Precinct by
Congressman Champ Clark usually
manages to take pretty good care of
himself, whatever the circumstances.
During one of his campaigns in Miss
ouri he struck an exceptionally hos
tile neighborhood. He had been sub
jected to several interruptions, and
finally a burly fellow strode down to
the front of the platform and said:
"Say, you’re a d-fool, and every
body here knows it!”
Clark's face actually became radi
ant at this announcement. He leaned
over, and before the bewildered spec
tator who had hurled the epithet
could think, seized his hand and
wrung it warmly. Then, lacing his
audience squarely, said:
“The remark of my friend here has
given me renewed encouragement. If
before I had any shadow of doubt as
to my success, he has dispelled It. for
if I poll the full d-fool vote of
this preclr.ct, I will be elected by a
Clark afterward said he knew ha
was taking long chances. But the au
dience went wild over the rejoinder,
and the Congressman really did carry
the precinct when election day rolled
The old man was sitting on the roof
gazing placidly across the rushing
“Washed all your fowls away?”
nuked the man in the boat.
“Yes, but the ducks swam,” smiled
the old man.
‘ Tore up your peach trees?”
“Don’t mind It much. They said
the crop would be a failure.”
"Uut the flood! It's up to your win.
"Wal, them windows needed wash
ing, anyway, stranger.”
Dreams of the Grass.
O! to lie in long grasses!
O! to dream on the plain!
Where the west wind sings as [t passes,
A weird and unceustng retrain!
Where the rank grass tosses and wal
And the plain’s rhn it«7z.'ss the eye,
Where hardly a sliver cloud basses
Uhe flashing steel shield of the sky!
wntoh the grey gulls as they Btlttr*
Like snowflakes, and fnll from on high
.*!» dip In the deeps of the prairie;
Where the crow s foot tosses awry.
Like the swirl o’ swift waltzers In ffte-y
t> the harsh, shrill creak of the cricket
And the «ung of the lark and the bee!
HUST KNOW CHLMICH HISTORY
Important to the Maintaining of Reli
Admitting that knowledge of Prea
ayterianism is far Ices important than
knowledge of Christianity and the
•vangelical truths, we still claim that
:t has au importance of its own kind.
How can we hope to keep within the
membership of our own church those
who do not know anything about our
ilstinctive principles and history? If
wo allow them to think that one
:hurcl) fs as good as any other, that
t is a matter of indifference to what
:hurch they go, that the differences,
jf doctrine, worship, and government
which distinguishes our ehurrh from
athers aro all trivial differences, not
worth teaching publicly or privately,
why should they not let their church
connection lie determined by their
iocial associations, or chance wiijms,
jr the toss of a penny? Is it strange
that the daughter follows her husband
cut of our church, and the son also
;espects the preference of his wife
for another church? Is It strange
that *he Presbyterian family, moving
into a new locality, passes by the
Presbyterian church for no other rea
son than merely social reasons? What
reasons do they know for adhering to
their own church?—Pittsburg Banner.
THE FIRST STEAM CARRIAGE
Honor of Invention Is Claimed for
In these days of fast motoring and
high railway speed it is interesting
to recall that it was in July, 1829,
some little time before George Ste
phenson had solved the problem of
steam transport, that Sir Goldsworthy
Gurney made his famous journey in a
“steam carriage’’ from London to
Bath and back. Gurney was a surgeon
in Marylebone, greatly given to the
working out of inventions in his spare
time, and it took him some years to
complete his first “motor” in his
backyard In Albany street. ITe ac
complished the Journey to and from
Bath at the rate of fifteen miles an
hour, and there was only one disturb
ing incident, when a crowd assembled
at Melksham set upon the machine,
and, having burned their fingers,
threw stones and seriously wounded
the stoker. This Gurney journey
stands as the first example of loco
motion by steam in this country.—
MRS. WESLEY A SHREW.
Great Evangelist Most Unfortunate in
One of his biographers declare*
that If lie had searched the whole
kingdom the evangelist (John Wes
ley) would hardly have found a wo
man more unsuitable than she whom
he married. She did not even con
fine herself to her tongue in her at
tacks. * * * More than once she
laid violent hands on him. “Jack,”
said John liampson to his son, “I was
once on the point of committing mur
der. It was when I was in the North
of Ireland, and I went Into a room
and found Mrs. Wesley foaming with
fury. Her husband was on the floor,
where she had been trailing him by
the hair of his head; and she herself
was still holding +n her hand vener
able locks which she‘had plucked up
by the roots. 1 felt,” continued
liampson, who was a giant of a man,
though not one of Wesley’s warmest
friends—“I felt as though I could
kave knocked the soul out of her.”—
The Other Girls.
You ask me of the other girls, sweet
(A question women always ask of rr.»n.
The end of all the sweetheart's quesl
And yet, the point at which they all be
You ask me of the other girls—Well, this:
God never made a finer lot than these;
Fond lovers never kissed from llstlessncss
A fairer child than dimpled Klolse.
The pulsing passions of an hundred vears
Made sweet In purer ways where virtue
Myriad forms of potter's clay have made,
Hut none so lithe us star-eyed, laugh
The sculptor. In his wildest dreams of
In traeements of the ligaments, and
Could never once the gracious equal And
Uf Clementine, my own sweet Clemen
The f.r.et and the painter. In their turn.
May praise and love the beauties that
Nor once In all their dreaming." find
One equalling the charms of little Clo.
Man ne.er wooed a finer lot of girls—
God never made a finer lot to woo;
Ho never made red lips so like the rose.
Nor languid eyes more like the glinting
You ask me of the other girls, sweet
You ask me If I love them still I do.
Each beauty that 1 found In each of them
Each grace of mien, each virtue that
I find them all and love them more,
Because they axe so much a part ot
Girlish and Mannish America.
When it is "here remarked that the
male American is declaring symptoms
of dawning effeminacy no occasion is
offered for indignant reprobation. The
average American has so much thor
ough masculinity that he can tpare
enough to dower a less vigorous peo
ple. What is meant is that the nat
ural reaction to the paramountc.y o*
the American gd/l has set in. As she
shares the pursuits, the pleasures and
the liberties of her brother? and im
poses her commards upon them she
becomes more masculine, they more
ibminine; her shoulders square off,
theirs begin to slope. She dons the
sweater and the blazer and wears her
skirts shorter and shorter; they take
to pink shirtwaists and clocked open
work stockings, and their ever bag
*ier trousers, worn so long that they
have to be turned up at the bottom,
seem fash!oo«d on a B*r?.:\lo patters
•-«»» i’ork Mail and Express.
[ POULTRY I
The Production of an Egg.
Anyone, upon opening after death
the body of a hen, will find a clustei
of eggs in formation much like e
bunch of grapes, and called the ova
rium (see cut). These, however, arc
but rudimentary eggs, says the Agri
cultural Gazette of New South Wales
Each of these eggs is contained with
in a thin, transparent sac and at
tacked by a narrow pipe or stem ti
the ovary. These rudimentary eggs
have neither shell nor white, con
sisting wholly cf yolk, on which floats
the germ of the future chicken; and
as they become larger and larger thc>
arrive at a certain stage when, b>
their own volition, weight or other
cause, they become individually de
tachcd from the bunch, and fall into
a sort of funnel leading into a pipe
or passage way cnllcd the oviduct—
this organ in the hen being from 22
to 26 inches long. During the pas
sage of this egg or ovum to the onto;
world it becomes coated with succes
I sive layers of albumen—the white—
which is secreted from the blood-ves
sels of the oviduct in the form of a
thick gliary fluid, and is prevented
Horn mixing with the yolk by the
membrane or sac which surrounded it
before it became detached from the
cluster. It is also strengthened by
a second and stronger membrane,
formed around the first immediately
after falling Into the funnel, and hav
ing what is like two twisted cords ol
a more dense albuminous character,
The Oviaey and Oviduct of a Layh q HeSj
called by anatomists chalazes, which
pass quite through the white at the
ends, and being, as it were, embed
ded therein, thus preventing the yolk
and germ from rolling about when
the egg is moved, and serving to
keep the germ uppermost, so that it
may best receive the heat imparted
It is during the passage of the egg
through the lower part of the ovi
duct that it gets covered with the two
skins which are found inside the
shell. These, although lying close
around the egg, at the thick end be
come separate, and form what is
called the air-bubble or chamber.
When the egg has advanced more
than half-way down the oviduct, it
is still destitute of shell, which be
gins to be formed by a process of
secretion, and wnen about completed
the various shades of brown and tint
ed coloring matter is imparted in
those breeds in which colored eggs
The Status of the Grange.
In the quarterly bulletin issued
when the year begun, Editor Batchel
The grange enters upon the new
year in splendid condition in all sec
tions of the country and prepared to
light the battles of the farmers In
every legitimate manner. The suc
cess of the organization in 1902, both
In membership and influence, has
given the members renewed courage
and increased vigor from ocean to
ocean, and will stimulate them to
still greater work in the year to come.
It has finally dawned upon the people
of the country that this organization
has assumed a permanent character,
which is to be treated with
all the respect and consideration ac
corded older and more pretentious
organizations. It has taken Its place
by the side of the school as an edu
cational factor, neit to the church as
a great moral power, and has demon
strated Its right to a place in the
front ranks at the world’s numerous
and worthy fraternal orginizaMons.
The grange has won this reputa
tion by an honest, earnest, straight
forward course, neither catering to
the sympathies of people by the ad
vocacy of specious measures, nor de
ceiving the pec/le by shifting its
course with every shift in public sen
timent. For several years this or
ganization has proclaimed to the
world Its position in legislative mat
ters, and has not had occasion to re
cede from the position taken upon
any of them. Thrts is more than can
be said of anyr of the leading political
parties ol to-day
Value of Stable Manure.
In a recent report of the Oklahoma
station Director Fields makes the fol
lowing statements regarding the value
of stable manure, which apply to oth
er portions of the country as well as
On the outskirts of every town in
Oklahoma may be seen a collection of
manure piles tht have been hauled
out and dumped In wraste places. The
plant food In each ton of this manure
is worth at least $2—tbat is what
eastern farmers pay for similar ma
terial, and they make money by doing
it. And yet, almost every liveryman
has to pay some one for hauling the
manure away. This is simply be
cause farmers living near these towns
ire missing a chance to secure some
thing for nothing—because, perhaps,
the profit is not directly in sight. But
from most soils there is a handsome
profit possible from a very small ap
plication of stable manure.
On the farm of the Oklahoma Agri
cultural Experiment station Is an acre
that has been in wheat for eight
years. It had never been manured.
In the fall of 1898 one-half of the acre
was manured at the rate of 15 tons
per acre and the other was left un
manured. When the crop was har
vested, in the summer of 1893, the
manured piece yielded at the rate of
30 bushels per acre and the unma
nured yielded but 12 bushels per acre.
An increase of 18 bushels of wheat
was secured the first year from an ap
plication of 15 tons of stable manure.
If all of the effect of the manure were
exhausted the first season there were
18 bushels of wheat to pay for hauling
about 10 loads of manure. But the ef
fect is lasting and extends through a
period of several years.
Here is a feasible plan to increase
the wheat crop: Put every bit of ma
nure obtainable into the soil. Eight
een hundred bushels of wheat will
pay for one man and team hauling
manure for 450 days and the profit is
directly in sight.
Water for Plants.
Our friend the scientist states that
for land to do its best its water con
tent should be steadily maintained to
within from 40 to 60 per cent of satur
ation. Prof. King tells us that where
this has been maintained by the ap
plication of the needed water their
smallest yield was four tons of dry
matter per acre, and the largest seven
teen tons, and an average of over
seven tons when twenty-two cases
were tried. We all know that that is
very much in excess of what most of
us are doing. We also know that all
plant food in the soil is soluble in
water under certain conditions, and
that all plant food (with perhaps one
valuable exception, that of carbon) is
taken into the plant through the mois
ture that is in the soil. This being
the case, no matter how rich our soil
may be, if it is perfectly dry the plant
has no means of getting hold of the
plant food. The vegetable matter is
made available through the millions
of bacteria that are in the soil. Our
flint corn takes 8,750 gallons per acre
each day less moisture to bring it to
perfection than any other crop we
grow, using some 230 tons of water
to grow one ton of dry matter; Dent
corn 300, and ether crops varying
amounts, till we reach oats, which use
from 500 to 700 tons. An apple tree,
during the time it produces its fruit,
will use 250 gallons per day, or on an
acre, with the trees 35 feet apart,
8,750 gallons per day. Prof. King tells
of four stalks of corn that used in
thirteen days as they were coming to
tassel 150.G pounds of water, or nearly
three pounds for each stalk por day.
This gives us some idea of the im
portance which moisture has in the
growth of plants.
The castor bean is a tropical plant;
hence, It cannot be successfully culti
vated at the North. It is frequently
seen growing there, however, as an
ornamental plant. It Is a perennial In
warm climates and sometimes attains
a height of thirty feet, and will live
for several years. It is a native of
Southern Asia and Northern Africa,
and has been naturalized in Southern
Europe and other warm climates. In
the West Indies it grows w'ith great
luxuriance. It has been cultivated to
a limited extent as a field crop as far
north as 40 degrees; but the climate of
the Southern States is best adapted
to it. In Texas and Southern Florida
it strongly shows its perennial ten
dencies. A eastor plant is said to
have been grown in a garden in Gal
veston, the stem of which attained
seven inches in diameter* The plant
continued to yield for seven or eight
years. A hundred bushels of beans
have been raised per acre in localities
in Texas adapted to Its culture. The
value of the beams consists in the
oil which thty yield. When pure the
oil Is of a light yellow color, but
when inferior In quality it has a green
ish and sometimes a dark yellowish
tinge. Exposure to the sun’s rays
bleaches it to a certain extent. It is
used in medicine as a cathartic. K
Is also used in lubricating machinery,
carriage wheels, leather, and so forth.
In Hindestan it is quite extensively
employed for burning in lamps.—C. L
Prof. Thomas Shaw says that Ayr
shire cattle form the only class of
dairy stock In tho counties of Ayr,
Wigtown, Buts, Argyle, Dumfries, Kis
cudbright and Perth in Scotland.
Iowa Farms £4 Per Acre Caoh.
balance t* crop till pula. XirLHALI,. Slou* Cltjr, la.
The number of opium smokers in
the United States is estimated at
Plao’a Cure for Consumption Is an Infallible ,,
medicine for coughs and colds—N. W. Sajidu,, 7
Ocean Grove. N. J.. Feb. 17. 1600
If a woman’s husband Isn’t admlretl
by her friends she is mad with them;
if he is she doesn’t trust them.
Mrs. Anderson, a prominent
society woman of Jacksonville,
Fla., daughter of Recorder of
Deeds, West, says: .
“ 7 h« e are but few wives and
mothers who have not at tiires en
dured agonies and such pain a i only
women Know of. I wish such ^ omen
knew the value of Lydia E. ]*ink
Jiafn’s Vegetable Compound. Ifc
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benefit who were cured in less than
three months after taking your Vege
table Compound, while others who
wore chronic and incurable came out
cured, happy, and in perfect health
after a thorough treatment with this,
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without gaining great benefit. A J
few doses restores my strength and 's>
appetite, and tones up the entire
system. Your medicine has been tried
and found true, hence I fully endorse
it.”— Mas. E. A. Anderson. 236 Wash
ington St., Jacksonville, Fla. — $5000
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The experience and testimony
of Nome of the most noted women
of America go to prove, beyoi.d
n question, that Lydia E. Pink
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correct all such trouble at onco
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storing the organs to a healthy
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Minds whir'll never rest are subject
to many digressions.
MANY CHILDREN ARE SICKLY.
Mother Gray’s Sweet Powders for Children,
used by Mother Gray, a nurse in Children’*
Home, New York, cure Summer Complaint,
Teething Disorders and Destroy Worms. At
all Druggists', 25c. Sample mailed FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Modesty Is so handsome a cover
that we invariably expect to find sorao
thing very good underneath it,
DON'T SPOIL YOPR CI.OTHE8.
TJse Red Cross Ball Blue and keep then,
white as snow. All grocers. 5c. a package.
An Appropriate Object of Sympathy.
Pension Commissioner Ware’s sym
pathy has been aroused once more,
this time by the pension application
of a battle scarred veteran who tells
a story of domestic infelicity, con
cluding in this fashion: ”1 got blood
building a fifty-fourth castle, a mag
wen I cam bait from the frunt. The
eg was not good wen you send my
penshun I want the Deed made sos
my wile cant get none of it—she
throde the eg. She war a rebel.” ^
Origin ot Names c.f Carriages.
Omnibuses wore first seen in Paris
in 1827. and the name is nothing more
‘han the Ivatin word signifying “for
all.” “Cab” is an abbreviation of the
Italian word eabriola, which was
changed to cabriolet in French. Both
words have a common derivative—
cabriole—signifying a goat’s leap. The
exact reason for giving it this strange ^4
appellation is unknown, unless be
cause of the lightness and springiness
of the vehicle in its original form. In
some instances the names of special
forms of carriages are derived from
the titles of persons who introduced
them. The brougham was first used
by the famous Lord Brougham, and
the popular hansom also derives its
name from its introducer, Mrl Hansom.
Landau, a city in Germany, was tho
locality in which was first made thf
style of vehicle bearing that name.
Found a Friend.
Valley City, N. Dak., July 27th.—
Mrs. Matilda M. Boucher of this place
tells how she found a friend in the
"For years I Buffered with a dizzi
ness in my head and could get noth
ing to cure me till about two year's
ago, when I was advised to take
Dodd’s Kidney Pills. These pills
cured me before I bad used the whole
of the first box, and I haven’t been
"In January of this year I had an
attack of Sciatica that made me
almost helpless, and remembering
hew much Dodd's Kidney Pills bad
done for mo before, I sent and got
some and began to take them at once.
"In (fhree weeks I was well, and not
a trace of the SciaWca left, aad I have
been well ever since.
“Dodd’s Kidney PfUs have certain
ly been of great benefit to me. I have
found them a friend in time of Bick
ness, and I will always recommend
them .to every one suffering with the
trembles that bothered me.”
Thero is one liquor shop for every
seventy persons in the province of
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