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A Letter From Miss Meroe Outhouse iu Answer to Squib is Last Week’s
Paper in Regards to Teachers Attending State Association.
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In'this week’s Northwestern we
publish a letter from Miss Meroe
Outhouse, in answer to the squib
in last week’s paper to the. effect
that teachers attend the state as
sociation meetings for the purpose
of getting an outing, rather than
for the purpose of getting intel
lectual food out of the association
program. In reading the squib,
we find that we made the assertion
in too sweeping a character, in
cluding the teachers as a whole in
stead as we really meant, which
/f was to the effect that a number of
those going to these meetings, say
one-third, go merely to get away
from the grind and for the pur
pose of having a good time only.
We still insist that a large num
ber go for the purpose of having
a jolly time away from all cares,
but would not infer that tney com
prise the bulk of the number at
tending or that the good of the
association meetings is thereby
brought down to a minimum, or
that they should be discontinued.
Nor that the teachers in this re
gard are any more direlect than
those attending meetings of other
associations, not excepting even
the State Editorial Association
meetings, of which the editor and
and writer is a member. But "ire
do insist that large numbers of
those attending the meetings of
all associations take advantage of
these meetings to get away from
business cares simply for the fun
and good time they may have,
without intending to receive nor
absorb any special good from the
same. For instance, at Omaha
last June, not one-half of the at
tendants on the association ses
sions were to be found in their
seats during all the sessions, nor
any considerable part thereof, but
i roamed the city streets for the
major part of the time, seeming to
take little or no interest in the
proceedings, nor could have given
any succinct account of the pro
ceedings thereof, merely making
of the association meet an excuse
for getting away for a good time.
All honor to those who attend the
state meets of all kinds for the
benefit that may accrue by reason
thereof, nor do wfe harbor any
scold for those who just go to
have a pleasurable vacation, as
even if they do not attend any of
the meetings they gain to some ex
tent by reason of getting away
from dull care and mixing with
the big world, which is an educa
tion of itself to a certain extent, as
you know the old and ever true
maxin is “All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy.’' * The fol'
lowing is Miss Outhouse’s letter:
Loup City, Nebr., 15, 1913,
Ed. Northwestem.-Dear Sir: Be
lieving you are willing to hear
both sides of every tfuestion, I de
sire to question the statement re
garding attendance of the Nebras
ka State Teachers’s Association in
your publication of Nov. 13.
During four years’s residence
in Lincoln. I attended four annual
meetings of the organization re
ferred to in your editorial, as a
resident of the city, ample oppor
tunity was afforded me to observe
closeiy the attitude of out-of-town
visitors. In the case of the great
majority of teachers, surprising
professional interest was displayed
and attendance upon the sessions
was constant.
• As the program planned by
those in charge of the affairs of
the' association provides always
not only for sectional meetings
/which touch upon purely technical
matters, but also for general meet
ings, to which the public are in
vited, and pleasure trips, sightsee
ing outings, school rallies, etc., it
seems reasonable that a teacher
would often be seen “sightseeing
over the city.” Surely the poor
teacher may be allowed a little re
creation, some escape from eter
nal duty.
The idea of educators in such ar
rangements is that there is some
thing outside of books of value to
the average teacher and that such
educational matter should not be
neglected. Take, for instance,
the securing of Madame Gadski
for the recent meeting at Omaha,
and the excursions to be made to
the great packing house plants of
the city. It would seem that even
a teacher might be both enter
tained and improved by taking
advantage of such arrangements,
any school board is obsessed
by the idea that a teacher is mere
ly “getting away for an outing,”
let them ask for a report of the
sessions attended and then li^en
to the report when given. They
can then easily decide whether the
teacher has been benefited, or not
Finally, the average teacher is
to be commended for displaying
enough professional interest to
care to go to a state teachers’
meeting. In Illinois, teachers
"have to "be paid for attending the
county institutes, which Nebraska
teachers all attend at their own
expense. And the live teachers
and live schools of Nebraska uni
versally attend the meetings of
the State Teachers’ Association.
It adds to the status of the school,
advertises the “liveness” of the
governing school board, and, let
it be hoped, stimulates the teach
ers to better work.
Thanking you for your consid
eration of the matter, I am
Yours sincerely,
Meroe J. Outhouse.
Furniture House
Changes Hands
On Friday on iast week, H.
Krebs, junior member of the fur
niture and undertaking firm of
Daily & Krebs, disposed of his in
terest in that store to his senior*
partner, E. P. Daily, and leaves
with his wife the early part of
next month for Boise City, Idaho,
where he will re-enter the same
business. The Northwestern had
known of the possible change for
a week or more, but through
courtesy to Mr. Krebs did not
make notice of same till the un
completed deal was made final.
Mr. Krebs and his charming wife
have made many friends during
their short stay among us, and
they with us, while regretting
their moving to a distance, will
wish for them the best of success
in their new home. Mr. Daily
will continue the business at the
old stand and will have the best
wishes of our people.
young McCarthy
Tom McCarthy seems to be
striking his gait out in Montana,
of late, and has been cleaning up
everything he has gone up against.
He has had two bouts recently,
one on the 26th of October, at
Great Falls, which he won in one
round, and on Thursday, Novem
ber 6th, he fought a man named
Uvanna, putting him out in the
sixth sound. Soon after Mc
Carthy went to Montana he fought
a draw with “Spider” Kelly, a
Montana celebrity, and from re
ports that have drifted to Ravenna,
; it was one of the hardest fights
McCarthy has ever had. The
police stopped it in the fourth or
fifth round. McCarthy did not
| attempted to do any more fight
[ ing for some months, a period
. necessary for him to accustom
- himself to the climate. Recently
•4 he has been getting into the game
again, and as stated, his won
readily enough. It is reported
that on Thanksgiving day he is to
have another bout with “Spider”
Kelly, who the sports say is one
of the eminent men in the busi
ness, and if McCarthy bests him
in the forthcoming match he will
take a very decided step upwards
in the fistic world.—Ravenna
Bom—Thursday, Nov. 13, 1913, to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schumann of
this city, a -pound baby girL All
doing well.
And now Mrs. Panlchurst, the great
English militant suffragist who is
here in this country stirring, or try
ing to stir up the suffrage movement,
is mad and mad all over. She has re
ceived an offer of marriage from Dr.
Tanner, the man who made himself
noted soma years ago by fasting, and
she terms the proposal from the noted
taster as an insult. Gosh!
Sis ti;i§r
Young Loup City Couple Bntted in
Wedlock Last Week.
Last week we mentioned that
Miss Iva Henry was visiting at
the home of her brother, Rev. W.
E. Henry, at Gibbon, but no one
would infer thereby that any more
interesting news could be taken
from the simple announcement.
However,we have now" interesting
sequel to the incident. -Later, our
young friend, Mr. Chris. Dom
gard, who had been paying rather
close attention to the popular
Loup City girl, bade adieu to the
city, without assuring his friends
of his proposed destination, but
hied himself to Gibbon, where the
lady of his choice was visiting,
and on Tuesday of last week, Nov.
11, 1913, was united in the bonds
of wedlock with the lady, the
ceremony being performed by the
bride’s brother, Rev.W. E. Henry,
thus taking snap judgment on
their many friends, who had been
expecting such denoument, but
not in the least in such expectant
manner. The bride is the second
daughter of County Treasurer and
Mrs. F. M. Henry of this city,
and one of our very best young
ladies, to whom to know is to love
and respect, while the groom is
one of our most enterprising and
appreciated young business men,
owner of the Crystal Bottling
works, and correspondingly well
liked. May the kindest of fortunes
attend them through life.
Mr. and Mrs. Domgard return
ed Saturday evening and are at
present busy receiving the con
gratulations of their many friends.
About the largest consignment
of automobiles that ever went west
passed through Omaha Thursday
night when the Rock Island car
ried on two trains and aggregated
300 machines.
Think of it. Can you tell of
any other car shipped in such
large quantities? Looks'as if the
i western coast was as good judges
'of cars as is Nebraska, and the
Buick is one of the general favor
ites in every part of the state.
After Patiently Suffering for the Pest
Two Years Mrs. James Burnett
FflSSvS mWUrnj*
On last Sunday, Nov. 16,- 1913, at
about 5 o’clock in the afternoon, oc
curred the death of Mrs. James Bur
nett, in this city, after an illness last
ing more than two yqlrs. The illness
of Mrs. Burnett, which had been ac
companied by intense suffering for
the past two years, causing her to be
a confirmed invalid, and for the past
number of months hovering between
life and death, had awakened over
the entire city the utmost sympathy
over her condition, so much so that
each day the entire population
had expected to hear of the end of
her sufferings, which bad permitted
of no hopes for her ultimate recovery,
and when finally death came to her
relief, the people’s'as a whole breath
ed a sigh of relief that her more than
human sufferings were at an end and
she was at rest. Mrs. Burnett was a
wonderfully good woman, and during
her months and years of agony no
word of complaint ever escaped her
lips, or anything but the sweetest
words and patient acceptation of her
condition to husband and all most
dear, came from her. Deceased,
whose maiden name was Catherine
McDonall, was born in Churso, Can
ada. Kov. 6, 1850 While yet a small
child, she came with her parents to
Batavia. Ills., and later, in 1882, to
Nebraska She was married to James
A. Burnett on Feb. 22, 1887. She
leaves to mourn her demise the lov
ing husband. James Burnett of Loup
City, two sisters. Mrs. S. F. Reynolds
of this city and Mrs. Esther Dewitt,
of Jefferson. Iowa, and four brothers.
Valentine McDonall of this city. John
McDonall of Waterloo, Iowa, James
McDonall of Edgewood, Iowa, and
George McDonall of Wells, Nevada.
Her christain faith and assurance
proved a so rce of deep comfort and a
well spying of joy to her during her
years of suffering.
The funeral occurred from the home
Monday afternoon, a large circle of
friends'being present, Rev. Tourtellot
of the Presbyterian church in charge
of the services, after which the re
mains were laid to rest In the Ever
green cemetery.
Casd Of Thanks
We wish bo thank the many kind
friends and neighbors for their kiDd
ness shown to us during the long and
painful suffering of our loved one, the
many friends who always stood ready
to assist us in time of trouble.
James A. Burnett,
■ Mrs. Libbie Reynolds,
V. McDonall and family.
Declaring that he has never
obtained any government land and
that his claim to the first choice of
the United States holdings in the
abandoned Fort Niobrara military
reservation is legal, Marvin Tritch
of Kirkville, Mo., has selected
section 34, township 34, range 27,
Cherry county, containing 640
Tritch’s new home is situated
two miles east of this city, on the
Niobrara river. It contains eighty
acres of fine timber land, 200 acres
of farm land, one mile of river
front, nine springs, good grazing
land and is plentiful with game^
Tritch values his claim at $15,000.
The Yellowstone and Omaha auto
mobile road runs directly north of
this section, the state farm joins
on the east, and it has rural mail
delivery and telephone at the
Arthur Stromsburg of Stroms
burg. Neb., whose right to the
second selection was challenged at
the same time that Tritch !s privi
lege of proving up on his claim
was questioned, contends that
under the laws governing land
drawing he is eligible to a claim,
and will select his claim at once.
In a letter received a few days ago
from Roy T. Fisher, at Lock port,
Ills., who will be remembered as be
ing united in wedlock some three
years since to Miss Schneidereit and
moving to Lockport, he remits for
another year of Northwestern .read
ing, saying, “We cannot do without
the paper.” He Bays they are getting
along . icely, their baby big enongh
to run around and get into all kinds
of mischief, every parents knows how
that is, and also says the weather
has plenty of of snow one week and
sunshine and clear weather the not,
with work so plentiful that be and
his gang of men have lots to carry
over till next season. Success to Roy,
wife and the big joy of there honaa
Body of R. N. Woodward a Contractor
from Scotia fonnd at Denver.
A special telegram to the Daily
Bee from Denver, under date of
Tuesday of this week states that a
policeman that morning stum
bled over the dead body of a man
afterward identified as R. N.
Woodward, a contractor of Sco
tia, Neb. From circumstances at
tendant upon the case it was be- j
lieved he was murdered for $700,1
which it is known he carried with
him. A telegram was also re
ceived the same day at Scotia by
the wife of the murdered man
from Denver that her husband
had been found dead in that city,
having been shot. Robert Wood
ford, a young farmer, had resided
in Scotia about four years. Two
weeks ago he made a sale of his
personas property, and a week
ago he started out to look up a
location, taking quite a sum of
money with him. He leaves a
wife and one child. He was well
known to Messrs. Daily, Krebs
and Bredthauer, Loup City’s for
mer residents of Scotia.
By Supt. L. H. Currier.
The record of school attendance in
this county is better this year than it
has ever been before. This is due to
a great extent, no doubt, to the special
effort of the teachers and parents
along this line. The county superin
tendent and teachers wishes to urge
upon the parents the necessity of en
couraging regular attendance. To
many outside interests should be care
tully restrained by parents.
What would you do in case you saw
some person with their clothing afire?
What would you do in case you saw
someone apparently dead from suffo
What would you do to retire a
a drowning person?
These and many such questions
which every boy and girl, man and
woman should ask himself and decide
upon a definite plan of action. To
have such a plan may some day save
the life of some dear friend.
Teachers should teach their child
ren and drill them by practical demo
strations along this line that each
one will have a definite plan of action
in case accidents happen in hiB pre
Within the last few months there
have been many serious, several fatal
accidents from burning, m the state.
Most of these accidents were probably
the result of ignorance or carelessness
and should not have occurred. It is
the duty of teachers and parents
to teach their children that, fire,
kerosene, and gasoline are very dan
gerous things.
Ling Children are
Getting the Habit
Some few weeks ago, the North
western recorded the runaway of
a team near the school house one
Friday evening and the narrow
escape of the Mcllravy and Ling
children, who had started for
their respective homes after the
week’s school was over, when the
team was frightened ran away and
demolished the rig without injur
ing the children materially.
This week, we have to record
the second runaway by the same
team, which belonged to Mr. Ling,
and with about the same results.
After school, the children went to
the J. P. Leininger barn near the
school house and attempted to
hitch up the team, but the horses
becoming restive from the noise
and actions of boys in the neigh
borhood, the little girls were un
able to do so and a couple of boys
volunteered to help. After the
team was ready to start, the boys
and girls got into the rig and
started, with the boys driving,
when again the horses became
frightened at the football players
and started on a run, circling in
south of the school house and
near the W. T. Owens residence,
the vehicle turned over throwing
out the occupants, making kind
ling wood of one wheel, the
horses making a getaway from
the buggy and caught at a dis
tance, without further harm. Of
all the crowd no one was serious
ly hurt It is an unfortunate af
fair and wonderful that one more
were not badly injured or killed
in the mix-up.
Methodist—10 a. m. class meeting.
10:30 Preaching Service, Subject,
11:45 Sunday school.
6:30 p. m. Bpworth League.
7:30 Preaching Service Subject,
“Stones in the way of Spiriturl Pro
Tbe doors of the church will be
thrown open for admission to mem
bership both morning and evening.
Communion Services, Nov. 30th.
Baptist—Morning Service “The Sin
of Backsliding”. Hie evening service,
“The Determination of Bath”. Sun
day school at 11:45 a. m. Preaching
in tne afternoon at the Dead Horae
scdooi nouse.
Mrs. Chris. Bomgard Entertained by a Bunch of Girl Friends in a Bevel
Way at the Hone of John W. Long.
A bunch of the intimate girl
friends of Mrs. Chris Domgard,
(nee Iva Henry), entertained her
in an evening of fun and frolic at
the home of John W. Long, Mon
day evening of this week, roast
ing and toasting the delinquent
guest of honor, for her recent mis
deeds and shortcomings in desert
ing their ranks, and to show her
just how impressive and serious
her actions had been. The girls
rehearsed with solemn mein, but
amid uproarious laughter,a proper
wedding ceremony for her bene
fit. The text of the ceremony
was full of wit and wisdom. The
bride, Miss Ruby Johnson, alias
Caroline O’Conner, was resplend
ent in white, with peekaboo em*
boridery and lace curtain veil at
tachments. The groom, Miss Freda
Ohlsen, alias Patrick O’Sullivan,
was dressed in conventional black,
with swallow tail coat, bright
green necktie and a smile. Father
Oconnor, who, amid weeping and
wailing, gave away the bride, was
represented by Miss Sigrid Ras
mussen, and Miss Olive McCray,
alias Mother Oconnor, with many
misgivings, admonitions, mother
ly advice and some good healthy
roasts—launched her eldest daugh
ter on the Sea of Matrimony. Miss
Mable Barnes, alias Parson Jokes,
arrayed in his latest Prince Albert
coat, with trousers to match, with
solemn grandeur pronounced the
words most of which would be un
pronouncable on such occasions,
which united in happy bonds
Caroline Oconnor and Patrick O’
Sullivan, until the roses bloom
again. Miss Winnie Parsley was
Caroline’s kid sister and made life
a burden for Patrick and his bride,
and kept Mother Oconner busy
German—November 22, lesson In
Germain 1:30 p. m. November 23.
Ashton service at 10.30 a. m.
Presbyterian—10:30 a. m. Theme,
“The Christain as Christ’s Bride.”
7:30 p. m. “God First, the greatest
commandment.” (The first com
Wednesday morning of this week
at St. Josephat church in this city
occurred the nuptials of Mr. John
Sliva of Tarnov, Nebr., and Miss Min
nie, daughter of Mr. John Augustyn,
one of Sherman’s prosperous farmers
A reception was tendered the happy
young couple that evening at the
home of the bride's parents'in Logan
township, Quite a number being here
from the groom's home to attend the
subduing the obstreperous .young
After the ceremony was con
cluded and all present had duly and
properly saluted the bride and
groom, they repaired to the dining
room and partook of the good
things the young ladies had pre
pared. The place cards were
roasts on the “Newlyweds” and
especially for the guest of honor
of the evening. And all present
voted it one of the funiest events
they ever attended.
What is a “eugenic baby” and
what is eugenics? you ask.
Quite a lot of people are asking
that just now, and the answer is
by no means as hard to grasp as
appears at first sight—of the word
“eugenics.” Eugenics—it is pro
nounced u-jen-ike—comes from
the Greek word eugenics, which
means “good instock.” Eugenics
therefore, the science of produc
ing a good stock or race of people,
and a eugenic baby is consequent
ly a “a well-bred-” one.
Plenty of babies are “well
bred” in one sense, of course, but
they are not eugenically bred;
nothing particular is done to bring
the best possible babies into this
best possible of worlds.
But the eugenists— Bernard
Shaw, Jerome K. Jerome, Profs.
Earl Pearson and Metchnikoff
(“the sour milk cure” man), and
Sir James Crichton-Brownes are
among them, and their number is
increasing by leaps and bounds—
want to change all this. Tliey
uniy healthy people to marry
each other, and
These people to do everything
possibly, scientifically and medi
cally, during the pre-natal period
in order to insure healthy children
being bom.
It is an accepted fact that the
feeding, the amusement, the en
vironment of a mother-to-be all
have their effect, in some mysteri
ous way, on the mind and charac
ter of her child before it comes
into the world. A woman who is
worried or bored or improperly
fed will not have so fine a child as
otherwise might; if she does not
give her baby a proper chance.
“Keep yourself fit and your
spirits up” is what the eugenists
say to mothers—expectant.
Sir Francis Galton, the scientist,
was the father of Eugenics. Six
years ago at Oxford he set people
thinking furiously about his new
theory of race-culture. This is
how he defined eugenics:
“The study of agencies under
social control that may improve or
impair the social qualities of fu
ture generations, either physically
or mentally. ”
Eugenics, therefore, aims at so
educating public opinion that re
production by the unfit will cease.
But it doesn’t on this account, at
tempt to force marriage only up
on approved persons and forbid it
to those not approved.
The supreme value of human
love between man and woman is
recognized fully in eugenies, but
whereone—or both—of the parties
of a marriage is lacking in moral
responsibility and social sense or
is physically unfit in any way, it
suggested that parenthood should
be avoided for the good of the
rest of the race.
Eugenics is, in fact, the elimi
nation of the unfit and the en
couragement of the fit to reproduce
their stock.
It aims at improving the race
mentally, morally and physically, ;