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VOLUME XXXIII LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. April 16, 1914. NUMBER 19
LITTLE CHILD LOST
IN THE CEDAR
Mr at T—-Tear lid MU f append la ta Breamed Hear Ericsen Rot
HINIIEBS JOIN IN SEAICH.
fVujk of Ericami and vicinity
are greatly wrought op over the
sudden iiiui^ctfiiKr of the lab.v
*un of Mr. add Mrs. K<»\ Page.
From various sources we hare
gathered the particular* of ll«e
<rri sad affair.
One week ag- * today M rv. Page
wa» sack and her hu-'uuwl was
away from buar. The three
little children were play mg about
the premise*, wha-h are on the
Preston Bumgarmer place. % mile*
northwest of Enrson on tie bank*
of the fVdar nvt-r. The older
children can*- into tbe bouse and
their m>4h**r asked them where
fbr baby was. Tliey did nit
know, so *he sent them out f *r
the .ittic one. and. when they did
nut return at once with the babe,
followed in pursuit.
V<4 seeing the duki anywhere
tie- alarm wa» amusJrd. an-l mod
all tisr neighborhood a a* arouses I
over tic i ns f the child. Little
ftc4pr.iits were found in tlr sand
by thr edge of the nver. but no
further true was to he found.
Bnwtgh the search was kept up in
eessauixly until Monday morning.
Jk» time lapse I and the terrify
ibg new* spread people from
farther, even fr.»m adjoining
The nver was dragged and even
a bole m ihe stream, winch ltad
recent U t ie.! by a change in tiie
•-vTWrt. a a- dig out. .
Tbr mother wan prostrate writ!)
gr»ef and anxiety, and the fattier
frani* in hi* eff.»rts. lead in tic
search with wrarcrly any rest.
The stream i* fast flowing ami
ba» a 4 •i.ifung sai> L ”“•»
there is t*u.tetiitig where lir little
bud i t* bu« restmg. it rnx.v hive
been covered with sand near the
scene of tbe child's disappearing
or tt may Imre floated far down
the stream even many miles, be
fore caught by a w ire or a snag or
dropped into a bole to lie covered
up with the au>» mg sand.
It would seem unprolable that
\ SCHOOL HOTES
William fVierseu i«a* quit school
f«*r this year.
Winifred Parwly has quit school
for the rest of the term.
Tire Ninth grade are now study
ing insect- tn Agriculture.
The girls of The >enior class
gave Mi" L iati Brown, a shower
test Friday afternoon.
Tie Junior Normal has finislied
l>rav.rg and have now talo n up
Miss Olive Met’ray was absent
fn<a wii*4. Monday. Mi" Mane
Cooper sutsditolH for her.
Mr. >mith of Kearney will fill |
Mias Hunsaker's place the remain
Jer of the term.
Mis* Hunaaker was obliged to
return to her home on account of 1
Its- line-* of her father. She will1
not return this year.
The Bali game »-t ween the Loup
City and Arcadia High schools re- 1
sailed in the defeat of the Area
Clara Andersen has been de
tained from school the past week.
i»y the mumps. She is reported
to be improving.
Mm. Fneda Ofaima entertained
her pujals at her home. Friday.
Apn) l»th. The little folks had a
eery enjoyable tune.
M e are afraid that if the S-niors
continue u» dropout a- rapidly as
they have I wen doing for the past
fc*w week*. that by the end of the
term, they will he a minus quan
Le*t evening. Frit* Kornrumpf
succeeded in securing tir nece—
aary hail in the sun of $1«n*i and
is now at liberty.
When the court suggest**] that
partves should find a separate mom
to transact some business matters
pertaining to a caae coming up.
and allow the uourt to proceed
with the regular work. It was
found there was not another mom
to he sum red. Thus the biewungs
/111 of a dinky little court bouse
blocked the court's business and
t ie- chile would >tep into the water,
cold as the stream is now. hut the
family 1 ved there la^t summer,
w ifn the river wa- shallow and
the water warm, and they were in
! a:.u of going into the water
frequently. The child might have
ha. I an tineoasckHis memory of
thi*.. tin ugh it would seem not at
ail likely tliat one so young would
nave any recollections of last sum
mer's eijieriences. But that it
was ->me how caught in the cur- j
t is the onljr explanation. for it
■ '.id not have ln*en lost from
I!.»- grief of ti»e parents must l*e
heart-breaking. Coupled with the j
>*-iith of the child tlie uncertainty
and sus e-nse must be indeed dis
tracting to them.—Ord (juiz
Man Arrested Far JUteged Placwg
Ties oi Tricks.
CRIME COMMITTER NEAR ST. PAIL
The St. Paul papers tell a story
[of the arrest of Edward Halleck
son, giving his home at Opal, S.
D.. for the alleged offense of plac
ing ties on the Burlington tracks a
few miles east of St Paul, for the
alleged purpose of wrecking trains
on that road. It is claimed the
man was seen in the vicinity where
ties were placed on the track in
such a manner as to cause the
wreck of any train striking such
obstruction. According to the
pai*ers the man was not seen do
ing the work, but that he was seen
along the track where the ties
were found He is claimed
to not in the least have a
criminal appearance, but on the
other hand was most gentlemanly
api»earing. He will have to re
main in jail till the first of May,
the evidence at the preliminary
hearing being sufficient to bind
him over,and he has no money nor
friends in this section.
AGED VALLEY COUNTY
Last Saturday momjftg John
Bau< r, an old resident of Valley,
an*! one of tlie well known Polish
i-itizen-. comm ited suicide at In
home aUtut ten miles west of Ord.
I lie man had Iteen in a nervous
state verging into insanity for some
time, and getting worse. He had
- ii quarreling with his family the
day liefore his dentil, and was in a
very had condition.
I-a-t Saturday morning he came
in from tlie wm. took a dipjier
of water, emptied into it tlie con
tents of a -mall Itottle of strych
nine and -wallowed it in tlie pres
ence of his family.
Tliey had to run about a mile
l*ef<.re they could reach a phone
by which I>r. Jailer was called.
The doctor started at once and was
there in about an hour. On his
arrival be found the man dead and
t hey said he had been dead for an
hour or more then.
He had taken enough poison to
kill fifty men. the doctor says.
Convulsions set in at once after
taking the poison and he died in
terrible agony but not long after
the rash deed was done.
Mr. Bauer was a man consider
ably pa-4 fit) years of age.
He had been married twice, his
widow is the mother of nine
'children, and is an invalid.
The funeral was held from the
j residence Monday.—Ord Quiz.
Mary Hull Banister, j
Laid to Rest
Ia<: week Wednesday, at the
home of her mother in this city,
occurred tlie death of Mary Hull
Banister. after some years of suf
fering from the dread disease, tu
i >ercuiosis. Deceased was a sister j
<<f Burr Robbins of this city ]
a:. I came here from Denv er with
her mother some two years ago,
an l has since made her home in
our midst. Mary Hull was born
at Sutton, Nebraska. Sept. *6.
ls*7. Her life ha> i»een spent in
Nebraska and Colorado. She was
married to Earl Banister at Grand
Junction. Colo., in July, 1909.
After an illness of several months,
she died in Loup City April 8,
1914. aged 2b \ears. 6 months and i
22 days, the funeral occurring the j
following Friday afternoon from'
the M. E. Church. Rev. L. V.
Slocumb officiating, after which
interment was had in Evergreen
cemetery. She leaves to mourn
her death, her mother. Mrs.'Mary
Hull of Wisner. and four sisters.
Mrs. Dovovan of Grand Island,
Mrs. Bobbins of Loup City, Mrs.
Bac<.n of Hugo. Colo., and Mrs.
Primrose of Salt Lake City, (be
sides other relatives and friends.
We wish to extend our sincere
thanks to the friends who were so
kind during the illness and death
of (Mir daughter and sister.
Mrs. Mary Hull and family.
There will be a court bouse ral
ly at the opera house tomorrow
evening. April 17. at 8 o'clock.
The question o» building a new
court house will lie fully present
ed. The Loup City band and court
bouse quartet will furnish music.
O. A. Woods was in Dannebrog
■ last Saturday on business.
Tom McCarthy was again a vic
tor Wednesday night of this week,
when lie fought Jack Lester, at
Lewiston. Mont., winning the de
cision at the end of the 12th round.
Lester is a man with a reputation
in pugilism, and has fought many
of leading men in the business.
His last fight before this was with
Jack Dillon, in Denver. Dillon
knocked him out in the seventh
Dr. Kearns received a letter last
week from his son, Rev. Ray
Kearns, in Chicago, that the latter
had received a call to be pastor of
the First Presbyterian church at
Oswego. N. 1. The many friends
of the talented Loup City boy will
hear the good news with pleasure,
and feel that the church in calling
Rev. Ray has done a wise thing
and will be amply recompensed in
the good he will accomplish and
talent he will bring to the church
at Oswego. We congratulate
parents, son and the good people
of the First Presbyterian church
This week, the Northwestern
publishes the announcement of
Mary A. K. Hendrickson as a
candidate for superintendent of
schools for Sherman county, sub
ject the will of the voters as ex
pressed at the coming primaries,
fhe lady is too well known and
has been too many years a resi
dent of 8herman county for the
Northwestern to add any word
to her well known reputation as
an educator. Should she win the
nomination and subsequent elec
tion, she will do her best to up
hold the splendid quality of Sher
man county schools.
Among those who have filed as
candidates for the various offices
this fall, are Pete Rowe for sher
iff, R. E. Hendrickson for county
superintendent of schools, L. B.
Polskifor county elerk and Mary
A. K. Hendrickson also for county
superintendent of schools. We
understand several other candi
dates will file for the various of
fices this coming week.
Fusibility That Leap Oily Capita&sb
May Rebafld at That Place.
OTHER IMPROVENERTS PURRED
Just now when the early song
birds of spring are beginning tbeii
sweet carols and the new year’s
business is beginning to pick up,
we hear a rumor to the effect that
there is at least a possibility, if
not a probability, that certain
Loup City capitalists will erect a
new flouring mill at Arcadia in
the very near future. Some time
since. J. W. Conger off this city
purchased the lease of the water
power at the site of the old Ar
cadia mills, and at the time, when
asked as to his future intentions
regarding same, gave evasive
answers. Last week Thursday,
we understand, the lease would
have expiYed. but on the day pre
ceding. Mr. Conger went up to
Arcadia and extended the same,
and on the following day parties
came from a distance, we l>elieve
Beatrice, with the intention of
taking up the same and also pur
chasing the electric light plant
there, but Mr. Conger had headed
them off. Also last Saturday. E.
G. Taylor and > 1 r. Conger were
at Arcadia, looking over matters,
with a possible view, as a little
bird has whispered to us, of pur
chasing the light plant and con
sidering the re-building of the
flouring mill. Also, we hear it
whispered. Mr. Conger is serious
ly considering the utilizing of the
irrigation ditch from Arcadia to
Hayes Creek, lietween this city
and Arcadia. These arp a few of
the new spring business ideas that
are now bubbling forth, and from
which may spring something big
akmg the lines above. Just how
much there may be to it, we are
not reliably informed, and we
have only put the few whisperings
and suspicious movements along
above lines in print for what they
are worth. It is hoped they may
prove substantial within the next
Cards are out announcing the
coming nuptials of Miss Lillian M.
Brown, daughter of Mr!* and Mrs.
W.O.Brown.and Karl F. Mickow,
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Mickow,
all of Loup City, to occur Wed
nesday. April 22. 1914, at high
noon, noon, at the home of the
bride’s parents. The Northwest
ern extends pre-nuptail congratu
lations to the happy couple.
Miss Ina Todd is spending her
Easter holidays with her parents.
Stanley Dymek Sr. is circulat
ing a petition for re-opening the
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Polski
spent Easter Sunday in Ashton
with their parents. Mr. and Mrs.
L M. Polski.
Our Postmaster. Henry Ojen
dyk was on the sick list a couple
days last week.
Clare Kettle, the noted horse
buyer autoed to Grand Island
Thursday of last week, returning
the following day.
There will be an English sermon
in the Catholic church next Tues
day at 7:30 p. m. first night of the
Forty hours devotion services.
Steve Polski and wife and G.
Lorenz were visiting out in the
country, Easter Sunday taking
the auto road. Steve carried off
the horse shoe contest while there.
St. Wroblewski and Hedwig
Jakubowski two of Ashton's pop
ular young people had their calls
last Sunday in the Catholic church.
E. Moore of St Paul, candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
County Treasurer of Howard
county, was on our streets. Mon
day, shaking bands with his many
The Base Ball management are
having the new grounds put in
shape, they have also put up a
fence on the west side of the dia
mond, this is only for a wind
break, because all the people in
Ashton go into the grounds as a
The moon light nights last week
were very fascinating, so much
an, that a certain lady and gentle
man became so absorbed in the
beauty of last Wednesday's moon
AT THE ISLAND
The Mfobrortii Tea Cent Store and
Brunswick Pool Rafl Bereed.
OTHER DAMAGES HEAVY.
Grand Island. Xebr., April 13.
1 —(Special Correspondent North
western.)—Fire originating in the
basement of the Wool worth Vari
ety store, this morning caused the
total destruction of that establish
ment. the. Xegel stock of millinery,
Grand Island Music store, Bruns
; wick poo] hall, and damaged the
Michaelson block in which they
were situated, in all amounting to1
some S4r>."*.M. It is the belief that
the tire originated from the build
ing's heating plant.
Kauffman's Ten Cent Store was
entered and robbed last night of
some in cash.
B. T. Snyder left yesterday
overland with a load of goods for
his future home in Custer county.
His car of goods also left here
Monday. Mrs. Snyder will re
I main in Loup this week.
The Misses Frances Coming and
Emma Fowler went to Grand Is
land yesterday to attend the wed
ding of Miss M&y.ie Draper, who
was to be married in that city that
light that they completely forget ,
to wander home till the small
hours, when the gentleman reach
ed home he found the door locked,
but fortunately remembered that
his bedroom window was slightly
open and by tight squeezing
managed to get in, the lady fortu
nately boards at a place where the
latch string is always out so did
not experience any such trouble.
You are all right little ones you
might each go farther and fare
The Ashton Base Ball team had '
its third practise of the season last
Sunday, and on April 19th they
will practise on Boelus. This will
be the opening game of the season.
Everyone should turn out and
boost for our home team, the
way it looks the team will win the
Pennant this season in the Sher- ,
man-Howard Co. League. It is
understood that the B. B. B. Club
will turn out in full force and give
the boys a cheer and that helps
sometimes to win the game. The
M. G. U. will turn out its best
marching suits, there will be no
meeting held that afternoon. The
pitcher on our team said he is *
willing to loose one game, this
season, but that is all, which
means to win twelve or more
games during the season.
Those from Ashton attending <
the cattle sale at Loup last week,
were: Garret, Arthur and Bennet
Lorenz. Steve Polski, C. Kettle, 1
Isaac Sanberg, Louis Jamrog, J. 1
A. Hruby, “*Pat,? Cbevinski. John,
Hauley and Thos. Grella, Walter
and Geo. Lukasewski, Jos. Peters,
Jack Davey, Albert Kurtis, Clyde
Wilson, and others who were seen
but cannot be rememljered.
Being a beautiful day Easter
Sunday turned out many people,
and the St. Francis Church was
crowded to its limit, people even
standing outside. The singing
was the best ever heard in the St.
Francis Church, the singers and
also their teacher are to be con
gratulated, the Mass that Was sang
was Mozarts No. 12, it is a very
hard mass to sing, but it was done
and done well. You will have to
go a long ways to find such sing
ing in a town the size of Ashton.
Synk vs C. B. & Q. Settled, Plaintiff Gets $5,001— McNaity vs Blascbke
Settled— Konuumpf vs State, Centinned.
LITCHFIELD CASES SETTLED.
District court came to a sudden
end Thursday noon of this week,
and what was thought to be a long
drawn out jury session, proved to
be shortened by the settlement of
all jury cases, save that of Korn
sumpf, which was continued to an
As mentioned last week all the i
Litchfield cases, seven in numl>er
were settled and dismissed.
The Synak case against the Bur
lington. which was a suit by the
widow against the said railroad
company for $65,000 for the death
of her husband some months ago
in the yards of that company at
Grand Island, had gone so far as
the selection of a jury and ready
for trial, when the case was dis
missed. the defendant company
paying to the widow of deceased
FACE BADLY CUT
i Allard RowlKHham. a young
man in the employ of the Ravenna
j Telephone Co., as a lineman, had
a very unusuakand likewise a pain
ful experience, Monday afternoon,
while working on one of the rural
! lines, near the August Betke farm.
He was lurched near the top of
a telephone pole, when one of the
wires broke and the sinuous and
jsinging wire encircled him before
he had time to realize what had
happened. One end of the broken
} wire struck him in the month, cat
ting a gash entirely through his
upper lip, and his lower lip was
also cut, but not so badly. For
tunately the injuries were about
the lower part oe the face and his
eyes escaped injury. After his
wound were dressed he was able
to be about, and it is not thought
that he will suffer any permanent
results from the experience.—Ra
"The Hollow of
M ere the fortunes and reputation
of a leading family. How she
used this power is interestingly
told by George Barr McCutcheon
in his latest story, “The Hollow of
Her Hand,” which will start in an
early issue of the Northwestern.
This is one of the best stories we
have 'been able to offer our readers
and we hope that none of them
will miss any part of it. The
interest increases as the plot de
velops and holds the reader en
thralled until the final chapter.
This story alone is well worth the
price of subscription. Don't miss
Pete Rowe wishes the North
western to extend his thanks to
those who gave him such splendid
support in his candidacy for city
clerk at the late election.
The district Rebekah assembly,
composed of the lodges of Sargent,
Comstock. Arcadia, Loup City and
Rockville, were in session in this
city Tuesday and Wednesday of
Mrs. Glen Steven left yesterday
for a few days visit at Sheldon be
fore joining her husband at Hyan
nis, where they will operate a
ranch, Mr. Steven left last Friday
Mrs. Costello and little son of
Grand Island are visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Mulick for a
Oh, you fats—Last year the
weather was too hot to play ball.
It’s cool now. Come across. The
Edith Smith left yesterday
morning for Bisbee, Arizona, for
an extended visit.
the sum of $5,000, by agreement
of both sides.
The ease of McNulty vs.
Blaschke. arising out of an accident
sustained by plaintiff when riding
in defendant's automobile on the
way to Broken Bow. last October,
to the lind drawing, came to an
end before the jury was sum
moned, by settlement between the
parties to the suit, defendant, who
lives in Texas, thinking it chea]ier
to compromise with plaintiff for
some amount than to make the
trips and added other expenses
that would be incurred. Just what
the sum paid defendant we have
The ease of State of Nebraska
vs. Fred Kornrumpf was continued
over to the September 1st term,
with liond for his appearance
placed at $1,000. This is a crimi
nal case, in which defendant was
arrested on two charges of rape,
and in default of bail, after his
preliminary hearing, has been con
fined in our county jail, and is
still so confined at this writing,
not having secured the necessary
bond since court adjourned. Fol
lowing we give the disposal of the
docket cases in full;
Kowalewski vs. Flynn; damages;
dismissed at plaintiff’s costs.
Outhouse vs. Klimper; appeal;
Syn&k, admx. vs. C. B. & Q.;
damages; settled by payment of
$5,000 to the plaintiff.
Petersen vs. Sherman County
Building and Loan Association:
quiet title; decree.
Plott vs. Wood; quiet title; de
cree for plaintiff.
Betz vs. Campbell; damages;
dismissed at plaintiff’s costs.
Krichau vs.unknown Pitot heirs:
quiet title; decree.
Farris, et al, vs. Pageler (2
cases); suit on note; continued.
Cording vs. Campbell; damages;
Potter vs. Campbell; damage--;
McNulty vs. Blaschke: damages;
settled and dismissed.
Domgard vs Petersen; fore
State vs. Potter; (2cases);crimi
State vs. Clancy; criminal dis
State vs. Cording; criminal dis
State vs. Kornrumpf; criminal:
continued to Sept. 1st term of dis
trict court; bond fixed at $1,000.
Wild Animals Go
West For Movies
The Los Angeles limited, going
west over the Union Pacific last
Saturday, was something of a cir
cus train, carrying two carloads
of lions tigers, leopards and other
inimals intended for moving pic
ture purposes. The animals are
the property of the Selig people
ind art; going to Los Angeles, to
the mountains and foothills, where
they will be turned loose in en
closures and African jungle scenes
Accompanying the Selig animals
were a party of twenty-five people
of all nations, who, when they
?et ready to pose before the
cameras, will be the wild men of
Mr. Hiddleson of Jefferson,
[owa. who has been here visiting
relatives, left Monday for Wyom
We this week present the card
of L. B. Polski, who is a candi
date for county clerk at the hands
of the democrats of Sherman coun
ty, su bject to the will of the voters
of that party at the coming pri
maries. Mr. Polski was appoint
ed by the county board to fill out
the unexpired term of W. C.
Dietencbs, deceased, and has
proven a very satisfactory official.
He is a young man of pleasing
personal qualities and good busi
ness ability, and so far as we have
heard has given the best of satisfac
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