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Loup City Northwestern
Exhibits Exceptionally Good and Crowds in Attendance Far Beyond Greatest
Expectations of Proaeters.
The First Sherman County Fair,
closed last Friday, has been a
great and glorious success and way
beyond what was expected by the
most sanguine, on account of the
dilapidated condition of the crop
The first day, Wednesday, of
last week, opened with the finest
exhibits, ranging from jolly big
pumpkins to the finest of draft
stallions, ever brought before
a first county fair in the his
tory of Central Nebraska. It
caused the eyes of the people to
oi>en to the widest extent and from
every side were heard expressions
of astonishment over the wide
range and generous complement
of exhibits brought in from every
portion of the county.
It had b cn thought, on account
of the lack of rains and necessarily
shortness of the com crop, especial
ly, that there would be a lack of
'interest arid enthusiam over the
present county fair, but happily
such proved not to be the case.
On the other hand, one would not
think to look at the exhibit of corn
made that there had anything
happened along that line, for never
have w<e seen a finer exhibit of
com made than that given in
Floral Hall during the present
Begin ing at the gate of Jenner’s
park, where the county fair was
held, and passing to the left you
were greeted by the stalls of as
fine a lot of horses, ranging from
the beautiful little Shetland ponies
to the magnificent Clydes, Per
cherons and Shires, ever gathered
into an exhibit in any county in
Central Nebraska. In the center
of the field were the pens of the
hog exhibit, showing the favorite
breeds of Poland Chinas, Jersey
Reds, Du roc Jerseys, Cheshires,
Berkshires. etc., while still to the
right were a fine collection of cat
tle, principally Jerseys and Polled
Angus, while still to the north
were a number of fine draft teams,
making a surprising collection in
ail of fine bred stuff which puts
Sherman county in among the
leading counties of the state along
above lines.
Passing down into the beauti
fully shaded park, and over near
Lovers* Lane was the fowl exhib
it, numbering a variety of choic
est strains, such as Rhode Island
Reds, Brahmas, Cochins, Hoodans,
Wyandottes, Leghorns, etc., as
fine a collection as one could de
sire to look at or own—either to
feed the preachers or their product
for a fine dinner of ham and eggs.
To lovers of poultry the exhibit
j* e
was vci,> j>n.LiaiaLtur,> .
„ But up in the pavillion was
where one would find the ladies.
If you lost your wife or sweet
heart anywhere upon the grounds,
all you had to do was to make a
bee . line for the pavillion, where
you would find her busily engaged
looking over the wonderful crea
tions of the art department, which
covered the entire north wall of
the large building, hundreds of
of everything in the needlework
line from the daintiest of doilies
to the finest of hand-made lunch
cloths and emboridered work of
all descriptions. Especial mention
should be made of the art depart
ment from Ashton, which occu
pied from a fourth to a third of
the space alloted, and which cer
tainly was a credit to the Ashton
ladies who made the exhibit Ih
fact there were aJTbmber who
were unstinted in their praises,
and generous enough to claim that
Ashton had the rest of the art de
partment to a large extent out
classed in a number of the exhibits,
at least. In fact, the Ashton art
department reflects much credit
on our sisters to the east.
Although the fruit exhibit was
not very large, it made up in quali
ty what was lacking in quantity.
Not even at the State Fair could
be seen a finer collection of apples,
peaches, grapes, plums and all
other varieties of fruits common
to this section of the country. And
yet could be heard on all side ex
clamations from those present
to the effect that they had had finer
than those on exhibit and would
bring them next year, but if they
had, they will have to go some to
beat those shown.
The horticultural exhibit was
also of exceeding interest, though
of course much smaller than will
be the case at succeediug fairs.
One of the most interesting was
the cotton plant, with pods from
the perfectly closed bulb to those
opened in full and the cotton in
its native state shown forth. An
other was the rubber plant, while
there were many interesting feat
ures of the show, which could be
mentioned, but as our horticultural
reporter is away on a vacation, we
will have to pass over.
Ine agricultural exhibit was a
most pleasant surprise, and as one
lady expressed herself to the re
porter that judging by the samples
of all kinds of products shown one
would not think there had been
any lack of good season for crops.
Nowhere could one have seen finer
sheafs of oats, wheat rye, barley,
millet, and glorious alfalfa than
shown in this department. It was
indeed a revelation to those who
were not in close touch with
existing conditions along crop
lines. We could heartily wish we
could have had farmers from all
portions of the state present at the
fair, and indeed agricultural peo
ple from other states, just to
“show them what Nebraska, and
especially Sherman county, can
raise. It would have proved to
them that Nebraska was just as
good as any of them, and not poor
er than than the best of them.
But oh, you corn; you king of
all. Was not the exhibit a sur
prise party to us all ? Even our
farmer friends themselves express
ed ashonishment at the showing
made. Long rows of the yellow,
white and red beauties, full and
complete in every respect, met the
eye of the beholder and one and all
paused before the king to render
due homage.
Uf course, pumpkins. Nothing
is complete without a goodly array
of these, which has dubbed all agri
cultural fairs as “Pumpkin show. ”
Well, what's better than good
juicy pumpkin pies, anyway?
Never make fun of your betters.
And they showed well as always.
Then came the turnips, beets, ruta
bagas, and small grains of all
kinds in bulk, all making splendid
One of the curiosities on exhib
it was a sunflower stalk some
twelve feet in height, fully four
inches in diameter at the butt and
with a flower at the extreme
height some 13 1-3 inches in di
To lovers of base ball sport, the
three days’games furnished plenty
of enthusiSfm, thousands witness
ing the series and fans kept the air
resounding with their hearty sup
port of their favorites. Jess Mar
vel, king of umpires, than whom
are none better outside of the big
league fellows, was ump, from
first to last and at all times was
most fair and impartial and gave
satisfaction to all. In only one
game of the series was there a*iy
disputation, and that come from
the Scotia boys, who, somewhat
rattled by their own bad errors,
felt more or less grouchy and heap
ed their discontent upon Jess’ de
voted head, who with that exasper
atingly good natured smile of his
passed over their ill-nature with
unconcern, kept “sawing wood,"’
and had the good will of all, even
the Scotia nine ending with better
feeling over the smiling unconcern
at their grouch at times bubbling
forth. However, the Scotia boys
are a bunch of pretty good injuns
and may be excused for their few
exhibitions of concern over their
sure-coming defeat. Loup City
and Ashton tried conclusions the
first day and the game was a beaut
from start to finish, both nines
doing splendid work, but ending
with the latter's defeat by a score
of 8 to 6. Ashton was up against
a hard pn.posion, but made one of
their very best efforts of the sea
sou. cuere were comparatively
no errors on either side. The sec
ond day, Arcadia and Hazard had
the diamond for action, and Ar
cadia won by a score of 5 to 1. It
was a very pretty contest, good
natured throughout, with acknow
ledged superiority on the part of
the Arcadia contingent. The third
day came Arcadia against Scotia,
and would have be the most close
ly contested game of the series,
had it not been for the repeated
errors in fumbles of the second
baseman for Scotia, who was evi
dently off his feed. Had he play
ed his usual game, and he is usu
ally one of their best, the score
might have been materia ly chang
ed, although with pitcher Duryea
of the Arcadias fanning out eigh
teen men in the nine innings there
was not much hope for the vaunt"
ed and one of the very best ama
teur teams in the state, as Scotia
is rightly considered to be.
Just a word in conclusion for
the best Park and grounds in the
state outside of the larger cities.
It had been thought and said that
.Tenner's Park would be too smal
to hold the fair and crowds thal
would be in attendance. But the
contrary was found. On Wednes
day, with an estimated attendance
of over 5,000 people, there was yet
room for half as many more, and
not exhanst the room and grounds
for holding the crowds that could
have been accommodated. Thus
one excuse for not holding our
county fair at .Tenner’s Park has
gone up in thin air. Besides the
grounds that were used at the pre
sent fair is much space east of the
creek or draw that could easily be
utilized for stock exhibits, should
the said exhibits be too large for
their present limifs. And then
again, one of the fine points in fa
vor of the use of the park and
grounds for the fair is the cool
and shaded retreat, where the
children, the tired mothers and the
picnicers can utilize the grounds
and tables for their use, where
there are swings, cages of animals
and curios without number to at
tract their attention and utilize
time which might otherwise hang
heavy on their hands. Whatever
others may think, we feel satisfied
more satisfactory arrangements,
better accommodations and more
complete enjoyment to all concern
ed can be secured at Jenner’s Park
for future holdings of our county
fairs, and better financial outcome,
as well, than by purchase of any
tract of land elsewhere for regular
fair grounds.
Following we give a list of the pre
miums awarded;
Percherons over 3 years; Henry Beck
1st., J.W. Johnson 2nd. Two years
and over: Henry Beck 1st. One year
and over. Henry Beck 1st. Best colt
under l year, 1st and 2nd. Brood mare
showing two or more colts, Henry
Beck 2nd and 3rd.
Belgian Stallion over 3 yaars^J. W.
Johnson 1st. Henry KuhT 2nd, Henry
Beck, 3rd. Belgian mare 4 years and
over, J. W. Johnson 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Three years and under 4. Henry Beck
1st. One year and under 3, Henry
Beck 1st. Best colt under 1 year,
Henry Beck 1st and 2nd. Brood mare
showing two or more colts, Henry
Beck 1st.
Grade gelding 3 years and over, H.
G. Hosier 1st, Robert Dinsdale 2nd,
Mare 2 years and under 3, Frank
Petersen 1st. One year and under 2.
Frank Petersen 2nd. Colt under 1
year, Chas. Stickney 1st. Jay Plant
3rd. Draft team in harness, Frank
Petersen 1st, Geo. Thompson 2nd.
Jack 3 years and over, Henry Beck
1st. Two years and under 3, Jack
Pageler 1st and 2nd. One year and
under Henry Beck 1st, Jack Pageler
2nd, Henry Beck 3rd.
Shetland pony, A. M. Robbins 1st.
Galloway cow, Wm. Critel 1st. Bull,
Wm. Critel 1st. Jersey Cow, A. M.
Robbins 1st, John Jezewski 2nd.
Snorthorns bull calf and heifer, Earl
Keeler 1st. Twin calves Frank Peter
sen 1st.
Duroc Jersey boar 1 year and over,
G. A. Richmond 1st. Ben Klimper2nd
Last Thursday afternoon as the
Aufrecht traction engine was at
tempting to cross the Arcadia
bridge leading to Lee’s Park, and
just as it got on the south approach,
the end gave way letting the en
gine through on the ground below,
completely wrecking that end of
the bridge. It is claimed it will
take at least $800 to repair the
damage. One extremely fortunate
incident was connected therewith.
When the engine went though, it
Mrs. Jos. Daddow of this city
received a telegram yesterday
(Wednesday) morning conveying
the sad news that her brother, Mr.
Isaac, Leamon, a wealthy farmer
living near Nashua, Iowa, was
killed the day previous, the news
being sent by the brother’s wife.
No particulars were given. Mr.
Daddow took the noon train for
Nashua, Mrs. Daddow not being
able to accompany him on account
of ill-health.
cauhgt the Aufrecht boy's lower
limbs l>eneath a heavy mass of
iron, but later careered to the
i other side releasing him from the
heavy weight and saved crushing
him to death. As it was, he was
so caught that it was not for some
time and by strenuous work he
was taken out.
O. A. Clark 3rd. Sow 1 year and over,
Ben Klimper 1st, C. E. Stickney 2nd.
Boar under 1 year, Ben Klimper 1st,
G. A. Richmond 2nd and 3rd. Sow
under 0 months, Ben Klimper 1st, O.
A. Clark 2nd and 3rd.
Poland China boar over 1 year, F.
M. Goff 2nd. Sow over 1 year, F. M.
Goff 2nd. Sow over 1 year, F. M.
Goff 1st. Boar under 6 months, H.
J. Johansen 1st, Earl Keeler 2nd. Sow
under 6 months, H. J. Johansen 1st.
Hampshire boar under 6 months,
A. D. Jones 1st and 2nd. Sow under
6 months, A. D. Jones 1st and 2nd.
Rhode Island Reds, trio, Ira Tim
son 1st, Mrs. Wm. Draper 2nd. Pul
lets, Ira Timson 1st and 2nd. Rose
combs, cock, Henry Kuhl 1st, Mrs.
Will Draper 2nd. Cockerel, Henry
Kuhl 1st. Pullet, Henry Kuhl 1st,
Mrs. Will 2nd. Hen, Mrs. Will Marcy
Sultan, pair, Jim Gray 1st.
Black Langshan, pen, Mrs. J. W.
Johnson 1st. Hen, Mrs. J. W. John
son 1st and 2nd. Cock, Mrs. J. W.
Silver Wvandotte. trio, Mrs. Henry
Kuhllst. Cockerel, Mrs. Henry Kuhl
1st. Pullet, Mrs. Henry Kuhl 1st and
White Wvandotte, trio, Mrs. M. E.
Thornton 1st. Cock, Mrs. M. E.
I Thornton 1st. Hen, Mrs. M. E.
i Thornton 1st and 2nd.
S. C. Buff OrpliingtoD, trio, Mrs.
M. E. Thornton 1st. Cock, Mrs. M.
E. Thornton 2nd. Hen, Mrs. M. E.
Thornton 1st and 2nd.
Houdans, pen, Hal Chase 1st. Cock.
Hal Chase 1st. Hen, Hal Chase 1st
and 2nd. Pen, Willie Thrasher 1st.
Cockerel, Willie Thrasher 1st. Pullet,
Willie Thrasher 1st and 2nd.
Buff Wyandottes, pen, A. D. Jones
1st. Cock, A. D. Jones 1st. Hen, A.
D, Jones 1st and 2nd. Pen,Fred Rich
mond 1st. Cockerel, Fred Richmond
1st. Pullet, Fred Richmond 1st and
Barred Plymouth Rocks, trio, R.L.
Arthur 1st and 2nd. Cockerel, R. L.
Arthur 1st and 2nd. Pullet, R. L.
Arthur 1st and 2nd. Cock, R. L. Ar
thur 1st. Hen, Arthur 1st and 2nd.
Turkeys, pair, Mrs. M. E. Thornton
Turkeys, Holland, pair, Mrs. J. W,
Johnson 1st.
Ducks, pair, Mrs. Burr Robbins 1st.
Geese, pair, Henry Kuhl 1st.
(Owing to the lack of space and the
extreme length of the list of premuims
awarded we will have to continue the
balance till next week's paper_Ed.)
D. L. Adamson Meets With Frightful Accident; While Working on Greeley
County’s New Court House Falls in Ditch; Hits Stake.
Last Thursday evening at Gree
ley, as D. L. Adamson of this
city, who has been working on the
new court house, was about the
building after dark, he stepped in
to a trench,falling full force on an
upright stake, striking him in the
left side above the hip, badly in
juring that side, affecting the
bladder and kidneys. He was
immediately attended by Dr.
Long of that city, formerly of
Loup City, and was in a serious
condition all that night and Fri
day, but was well enough to be
brought home the following Sat
urday evening by train and is. at
the present time only able to be
from his bed at short intervals,
but seemingly improving. The
injury appears to have been for
the most part internal, only bad
ly bruised and discolored flesh
showing from the outside. It is
thought, however, that if no ser
ious complications arise he will
get along all right, though it will
be some time before he will lie
able to resume work.
Bob Jenner Keeper of Dangerous Reptiles, Stung on Wrist by Large Gauta
malian Rattlesnake.
A few days ago, while the Jen
ner brothers were feeding the big
Guatamalian rattlesnakes, lately
received from South America, the
frantic creatures in their wriggling
around in the clutchea of Mr.
Robert Jenner, managed to dis
arrange the heavy gloves worn in
the operation, exposng Mr. .Ten
ner’s left wrist a couple of inches
back of the thumb, ..nd one of the
Last Wednesday afternoon, dur
ing the game between Arcadia and
Hazard at the ball park, a batted
foul ball struck old gentleman Mc
Kowski on the right side of his
face on the upper jaw, cutting the
face oj)en and loosening the teeth,
the force of the ball nearly rend
ering the aged man insensible.
The batted foul came so swiftly
and unexpectedly that no one
could dodge, nor protect himself
from the rapidly approaching
sphere. He was hurried to his
Petitions are now being circulated
at Loup City calling for the holding
of a bond election to vote bonds for
the construction of a new $25,000 high
school building. It is reported that
the petition is progressing rapidly,
and members of the board at that
place have all expressed in positive
terms the fact that they are in favor
of the same. It seems that practical
ly all of the heavy taxpayers of that
city are in favor of the proposition
and the general concensus of opinion
on the matter is that this election
will be held and the bonds voted. The
public schools there are now in a
crowded condition, but with the
building of their new school Loup City
will come to the front in the matter
of public school buildings.—Lincoln
Trade Eeveiw.
Our wrestling pride, Warran
Miller, has made arrangements
with Farmer Bums to make a tour
with the latter over Iowa in a
series of mat engagements, calcu
lated to put him in splendid shape
for future wrestling contests. It
is confidently expected that his
engagement with Fanners Bums
will place him away np with the
big ones, and that he will develop
into one of the best. Farmer Bums
claims that Miller has the arms,
shoulders, accompanying strength
equal to that of Gotch, and with
the experience and knowledge to
be gained only in mat contests
Miller will be the equal of Gotch
home and Dr. Bowman, who was
sitting by his side, attended his
injuries, which will for a time
compel his being fed from a bottle,
he not being able to (nasticate his
food. Hbwever, it is expected
that within a few days he will- be
all right again.
j big fellows fastened his fangs in
I that member. Almost immediate
S to’ he placed his mouth to the
i wound and sucked some of the
j poison out while local remedies
i were at once applied. lie then
hurriedly went to Dr. Longacre's
office, where the wound was thor
oughly cauterized and the danger
was eliminated. However, it was
j an accident that Mr. Jenner will
never want repeated. It seems
that at least once a week, the Jen
ner boys have to feed the snakes a
j quantity of milk, holding the mon
sters while they inject or pump
them full of the lacteal fluid. Of
course the fellows do not appreci
j ate the operation and make every
j effort to get away, striking ven
| omously at the keepers, who caie
| fully watch every movement, hold
J ing the serpents near the head to
! prevent danger, but in the above
instance one snake wriggled far
enough to make the dangerous
At the handicap wrestle at the
Daddow Opera House last Wed
nesday evening, in which Jack,
Myers of Omaha was to throw S.
P. Mogensen of this city twice
within an hour, Myers won in
two straight falls, the first in 38 i
minutes, by a double toe hold,
while Mogensen had a scissors
lock on Meyers’ body, with the
latter on topi In the first bout,
the double-toe hold on Mogensen
so badly injured one foot that the
pain affected him in the second he
gave way and was pinned to the
mat in about tea minutes. While
Mogensen is a whirlwind in his
class—170 pounds—yet Meyers’
superior weight of 190 pounds
and 6-foot frame work, with ac
companying gigantic strength
gave Mogensen a handicap he
he could not overcome.
Some two weeks ago we had an
article in the Northwestern in re
gard to a new disease which was
afflicting cows in this vicinity, af
fecting the mouth and throat. Our
veterinarian,in giving us the symp
toms, acknowledged it was serious
and little known. On Monday of
this week, R. D. Hendrickson out
in Webster township lost one of
his fine milkers from the com
plaint, which is claimed to be in
fectious and there is a possibility
that others in the herd may con
tract the disease. Besides the one
lost by Mr. Hendrickson, we hear
that Pete Larsen has recently lost
three of his herd from this disease,
and we may hear of more losses
Down at Lincoln it is claimed that
heads of institutions are swapping
employes in order to evade the anti
nepotism section of the law defined
by the attorney general as published
in last week’s Northwestern. Great
is democracy and democratic office
holders. In some places postmasters
cannot get their commissions till they
comply with the ruling of the post
office department to get rid of every
other business first. In other places,
(for instance, Loup City as one of
them) the postmaster gets his com
mission without having to dispose of
his other business, and continues to
run both postoffice and newspaper.
But maybe the first named fellows
were not pet monkeys of Billy Bryan,