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Loup City Northwestern
Lm? City MM and Light Coapaoy Expend Over tt.OOO.M at Head of
Mill Race.
Last Wednesday noi»n completed
the budding of the great Dew head
gates put in by the Kleetric Light
Co. and it is confidently expect
ed that when the water Ls turned
on and in full operation tie* com
pany will have sufficient power for
years to come.
Sane four weeks ago. tlie com-;
pany through its electric light
manager. Nelson Smith, and with'
a force of men numbering at vari-1
ous urns from ten to twenty-five
ra*-n. w ith perhaps a down teams.
Iiegan at the Iiead of the mill race
to widen, rebuild and put in sbajie i
the iiead gates, giving when neces
sary water jsiwer f*«r tie* mill race.
Tlie entire affair lias been in charge
of NVison Smith, who is miller,
and general superintendent of the
electric company's works. He
planned an*l executed tie* work
fn*m the first. and it is certainly a
splendid monument to his archi
tectural and executive jmw-ers.
The bead of the mill race was
widened to Up fe»t. and the big
ltmd gate, lieseles the abutments,
through which the water can flow
is fully S" feet. In the big Iiead
gate are fifteen smaller* dhest a!"
lowing water to la* turned on
throigti any one more, regulating
the supply to meet the demand.
In the building of the Iiead gate,
over ab.iaju feet of lumlier and
over I?»< pounds of nail*, have
been used. Just outside of the
bead gate there lias been driven
timbers to a depth of So feet in
tlie sand, and against these timbers
the gate ba« been bolted firmly,
while just inside tlie gate, on the
tlie rare side, is nailed and bolted
to timlier* driven fo feet in the
ground a flooring arrows tlie mee
and jwrhaps f* ieet in length, tlie
flooring being of the thickness of
one-inch and two-inch planks. On
Hold Banquet
Last Fnday night lie* Juniors J
of thr High school entertained tin*]
Srnior class at a l«anquet at the
Frederick hotel. The two classes, j
with the high school teachers,
spmt ilte early |*art of the even
ing in tlie hotel parlors and tlien
adjourned to the dining room
where a splendid Iwnquet was ser
ved. After supper came the sjieech
making, with Carl Amick as toast
master. and an excellent one lie
was. 11m happy faculty of felici
tously introducing -|<eakers is
worthy of one of much more ex
prrmce. For the seniors. Lee
lifidlewun. class president, re
sj» 'tided to a toast. Tlien follow
rd Miss Saeetland in lier quiet,
gracious way, with the best re
tfveiw- of the eveoing. After lier
came Mes,rs. Smith. Mackey and
BurwelL. delivering their respect
ive masculine speeches in their
various masculine ways, with
diverse masculine effects. Puns,
takeoffs and bit* were rife in the
response- to the toasts. Miss
Swerliand's future. Mr. MackeyV
form, and the superintendamV
bald bead receiving es|tecial atten
tion. The banquet was a most
enjoyable occasion.
Mia. A. Su Main and Mrs. C.
C. Cooper on Tuesday evening en
tertained the ladies of the Entre
None deb and their husbands at
the residence of the former at a
7 J" three -course dinner, followed
bjr an evening of music and games.
the river side of the head gate,
men with teams and scrapers have
cut the big high sand banks al
lowing the heavy current of the
river to sweep directly down on
the big gate, which it is expected
will carry the sand away from the
gat** and on into the river below.
To Mr. Smith must be given the
credit of the planning and execut
ing the whole thing, which took
no little brain power, as can easily
!*e seen by a visit up there and an
explanation of the building of the
same. The work costs E. G.
Taylor a pretty penny, but he is
'<> constituted that he never stops
for <-x|**nse', when he Is engaged
in boosting town or improvements
Saturday afternoon, in com
pany Willi E. (i. Taylor, Nelson
Smith and Supt. Bur well, with
Ear. Taylor as chauffeur, we were
permitted to go up and see the 15
head gat4*s ojtened, letting the wa
ter nto the mill race., It was an
interesting sight to watch the big
volume of water rush through the
gates anti on dpwn the course to
iha big turbine wheel. There is
RB doubt existing now' but” that
the race will furnish ample water
jKiwer for the n«*ces$ities of the
eleetric lighting plant.
Stolen Automobile
Found Badly Broken
while (.has. Ramsey, George
Sharp and Harry McClure of Gal
laway, were at lunch at the Xever
sleep re»taurant last Saturday
night at about the hour of eleven
o'clock, some unknown person or
persons t<*ok their auto and made
away with it.
As soon as the discovery was
made, the marshal was notified
and a search was instituted. Mr.
Ramsey, who had charge of the
car. employed the assistance of
Glen C. Ream and together they
scoured the out-skirts of the town,
when about three o’clock Sunday
morning it was discovered just at
the turn from Broadway in the
road leading to the fair grounds.
From all appearance the culprits
were running at a high rate of
speed, and in the turn the car
skidded and went down with very
disasterous results. Both side
lights and the fenders were
smashed, and the steering rod was
bent, one tire bursted, wind shieds
absolutely demolished, and the
radiator caved in.
The car’was a heavy five passen
ger Ford, owned by Chas. Carru
thers, who owns and operates a
garage at Calloway.
The Callaway party was about
to make their return trip when
they discovered the auto missing.
There was absolutely no clue
left at the place of the accident,
that would lead to the discovery
of the guilty parties. The won
der is that one was not killed or
very seriously injured.—Custer
County Republican.
It Goes Against
The Grain
An exchange says: It goes
against the grain for a local news
iwiper to I** continually boosting
for a town whose business men
doe> not support the jmi^r.”
In every issue, year in and year
out, may be found some good
word for the town and her people.
They are always read with plea
sure but with little thought as to
the cost of production and the
many hours of hard work it takes
to put these complimentary arti
cles before tht public. They also
i seem to forget that these ever fa
i vorable comments stimulates trade
: and Jielps their business to a large
j extent. It draws people towards
| us and aids in increasing popula
tion. If you increase the popula
tion. It means increasing the vol
ume of trade. If you increase the
assessed valuation it means a light
jer levy and less taxes for each in
• dividual and if you increase the
- —-f-•
volume of trade who but the busi
ness men will profit by it. Loup
City has two local newspapers
and if every business man in town
would buy just a little space the
papers would be full of ads and
there would be no need of accept
ing propositions for foreign ad
vertisment. Thus far this paper
has very studiously avoided ac*
cepting ads that would affect our
home merchants.
Rockville Coart None
Meetiog Eothuiastie
The court house meeting at
Rockville last Saturday night was
met with very favorable consider
ation from the people of that en*
terprising little village. Some
six auto loads went down from
here, carrying the speakers, the
band, the silver-throated mala
quartet and several boosters, and
a very nice complement of people
were at their dandy little opera
house to hear the speeches. The
arguments made for the court
house were cordially received and
listened to attentively, and could
but be convincing. ,
Miss Lillian Brown and Mr. Carl F.
Mickow Marriad.
On Wednesday, April 22, 1914,
at high noon, at the home of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
O. Brown, occurred the nuptials
of their daughter, Lillian M.
Brown, to Carl F. Mickow, son oi
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mickow, also
of this city. The double ring
ceremony was i*erformed by the
Rev. L. V. Slocumb of the First
Methodist church of this city.
The bride was gowned in white
crepe meteor, trimmed in shadow
lace, with satin girdle. The brid
al bouquet was of bride’s roses.
Miss Edith Brown, sister of the
bride, was bridesmaid and wore a
gown of blue crepe de chine and
shadow lace. Tom Mcllravy acted
as best man. Miss Retta Gasteyer
played the bridal chorus from Lo
hengrin during the ceremony. A
three-course dinner was served,
after which the bridal pair left in
an auto for the eastern part of the
state for a short visit. Only rela
tives and close friends of the
bridal couple were present. The
out-of-town guests were: Mrs.
W. M. Bly and two children of
Chicago. Ills.; Mrs. James Rey
nolds of Batavia, Ills., and Mrs.
E. A. Brown of Friend, Nebr.
The Northwestern extends to these
worthy young people the heartiest
of well wishes for their future.
They will make their home on the
groom's farm just south of this
FOR $50,000
Drs. Buck and Loeffler, Known to
Sane Valley County Folks, Nave
Sued Editor Davis.
For men of unsavory reputa
tion, or even for reputable men,
to bring suit against a new pa tier
man in any large sum, at first ex
cites one’s risibles. Tlte idea that
any respectable sum could be
squeezed from an editor by pro
cess of law is provocative of laugh
When we learned that Drs.
Buck and Loefiler, men who have
some sort of reputation in this
vicinity, had commenced suits
against H. M. Davis of the Ord
Journal, we l>egan to remark
things like this: “Why don’t
Davis confess judgement to save
attorney fees?" or “All Davis will
have to do is to draw his check for
the $50,000.”
But that is not alf there is to a
libel suit. No matter how disre
putable the complainant may be,
or how groundless his complaint,
defense musf be made in court.
That costs money for attorneys
and other things. It also requires
the absorption of one's attention
and time, and takek his energies
that might be profitable used in
his business.
The suits are based on certain
things the Journal said about Drs.
Buck and Loe filer. The Quiz
said practically the same things,
but not knowing their names we
escaped this attack from the doc
tors. The suit is brought in the
federal court, for one of the doc
tors live in Colorado and the other
in Chicago.
This makes the suit more costly
and disquieting to the defendant.
Looking over the article com
plained of we are of the opinion
that the truth of the Journal's
statement may lie proved. The
only question then will be whether
the article was written in malice.
This ought to be easily disproved,
for the doctors did much business
with Mr. Davis while here and he
liked the way they did bnsiness,
being square in their dealings
with him.
It appears evident that the case
is brought for the purpose of ad
vertising. Doctors who have to
race over the country hunting
for business and who require the
signing of large notes before they
will proceed to exercise their
doubtful powers, are given a cheap
but valuable notoriety by having
the newspapers telling about the
big suit.
It is particularly profitable to
such doctors to bring suits of this
kind against newspaper men. for
this will naturally evoke more
comments, which is the thing they
It is a little tough on a news
paper man to have to suffer loss
of money and sleep in reward for
the thankless task of doing a pub
lic service.
Mr. Davis undoubtly wrote that
article because he felt that he
should expose to public gaze the
acts of these doctors. One of
their costumers, a respected man,
died after taking their treatment
for which he had paid a large sum,
and a young lady, a daughter of
one of our best homes was taken
away for what is generally be
lieved to be immoral purposes.
What Davis said was for the moral
uplift of the community, and de
serves a better reward than being
haled into court.
The least the public can do is to
give moral support to an editor
who will speak out, and if some
thing more substantial were offer
ed it would not be out of place.—
Ord Quiz.
We received a pleasant call
Monday from E. F. Kozel of
Rockville, who was in the city on
business. Asking Mr. Kozel re
garding the sentiment at Rock
ville regarding the vote on the
proposed new court house, and he
gave it as his belief that the bonds
would carry there. And he added
“There’s no doubt but we need it
badly, while the cost is compara
tively insignificant, beside the
danger to our records as they are
now placed. And Mr. Kozel is
of the leading and conservative
business men of our sister village
on the south.
The Misses Flora and Orena
Ohlsen went to Grand Island last
Saturday for an over-Sunday visit
with an aunt.
Many Parents and Frieds Attend
Last Wednesday Attmann.
Last Wednesday afternoon the
general public was invited to visit
the school and see the work
being done by teachers and pupils.
Many parents and friends were
glad to accept the invitation.
Many favorable comments were
passed on the excellent showing
of the work in the different de
partments. Each room did so
well in its grade that it would be
hard to select or name particular
lines. Parents lingered long in
the primary and lower grades.
They are so interested in every
thing their little ones do and so
anxious that they should be
started on learning's road .in the
right way. We were glad to see
the tine showing in drawing and
the good beginning in our first
year's work in music. To much
time cannot be given to right in
struction along these lines. A
public program which each room
might be represented, together
with Thanksgiving and Christinas
exercises and Patrons’ Day, would
encourage the parents to keep in
closer touch with the work being
done by their children. Several
people remarked on the fine op
portunity to select a good exhibit
for our fair nest Ml. We shall
be glad to have Patrons' Day a
regular feature and would com
mend the teachers on their selec
tion of regular class work, rather
than preparing special show work.
Congressmen Vote to
Lower Their Salaries
Ninty-seven Congressman voted
to reduce their own salaries from
$7,500 to 6,000 a few days ago—
but there were 205 in opposition,
and hnd there been any real dan
ger of the proposition going thru,
about ninty of the ninty:seven
would have found a speedy met
hod of changing their votes. The
Representatives as a rule are very
much impressed with their own
greatness, and their confidential
opinion is that they are “work
ing" altogether too cheap. A few
years ago legislators throughout
the country started in to advocate
cutting out railroad passes, direct
primaries, restricted campaign
contributions, and a lot of other
things they never wanted. But
the public took up the suggestions,
and so thoroughly approved that
the public servants had to carry
the propositions through in order
to save their jobs. But the lesson
does’ not seem to have sunk home,
and -the Congressman who are
still trying to jolly the voters with
the notion that they are genuine
reformers, will wake up some day
to the fact that the country
thoroughly approves the idea of a
cut in their salaries—and then
they are going to be very," very
sorry. Some of the members will
get mad and they will conclude
“they can’t afford it,” and will go
back home and practice law, and
if they are lucky many of them
will get about half of that six
thousand when they have to de
pend on the results of private real
Base Ball Games
ef The Week
Dannebrog, Nebr., April 26,—
Ashton lost to Dannebrog here
Sunday by a score of 5 to 6 when
the game was called in the eighth
on account of rain. Score: R.H.E.
Ashton 4 0 0 0 1 0 0—5 3 3
DannbrogO 2.0 0 0 4 0—6 7 5
Batteries—Ashton, Topolski and
Pritchard; Dannebrog, Petersen
and Jacobsen.
Farwell,April 26—Elba blanked
the Champions here Sunday by a
score of 3 to 0, when the game
was called on account of rain.
Farwell ran up the 1913 pennant
failed to bring any luck. Holms
stab off Kremlack’s line drive in
die fourth featured. Score: R.H.E
Elba 0 1 0 0 2—3 3 2
FSrwell 0 0 0 0 0—0 1 4
Batteries—Barber and Fafeita;
Demmitt and A. Kremlack.
Boelus, April 26,—Boelus de
feated Rockville here Sunday in a
hotly contested game by the score
of 9 to 8. The hitting was heavy
and Treon’s homer featured.
Score: R.H.E.
Rockville 3 0 0 2 12 0 0 0—8 10 0
Boelus 2*002040 —9 6 9
Batteries — Gilbert, Werner,
Coulter and Sterzbach; Treon and
Club W. L. Perct.
Elba 2 0 1000
Ashton 11 500
Boelus 1 1 500
Rockville 1 1 500
Dannebrog 1 1 500
Farwell 0 2 000
Warrick Cate Takci
Tc Sapreae Curt
Some weeks ago, the Northwes
tern published an article taken
from an Aurora paper regarding
a case in the district court there,
in which our Myrl Warrick had a
damage suit in the district court
there, in which our Myrl War
rick had a damage suit against W.
L Farley of that city, tor injuries
received from a vicious dog owned
by Mr. Farley, and the decision
of the case being against Mr.
Warrick. Evidently, from what
we have learned since, the article
taken from the Aurora paper was
■aerta Accadaate First Stop ia Mediation Pits, Irani, Chile and Argentine
let as Arbiters, England, Qemany and Franee Advise Dictator to Accept.
The Mexican situation has
changed in the past few days from
one with every prospect of blood
shed to one in which three South
American republics—Brazil. Ar
gentine and Chila have offered
their kindly offices as a peace com
mission to settle the trouble be
tween this country and Mexico.
While President Wilson readily
accepted the offer of these coun
tries, Huerta at first sullenly re
fused, stating the three countries
named were more favorable to
the United States than to him, but
later has accepted of their media
tion, and at this writing the diplo
mats of those countries are in
secret conference regarding the
second step in the mediation.
In the meantime, this country
is engaged in the “Wetchful wait
ing” procedure, awaiting the act
tion of the peace fellows, yet in
the harbor and along the Mexican
borders are U. S. battleships and
sufficient soldiery to attend to the
Greesers, providing war is neces
Huerta, having agreed to peace
negotiations, assures this country
that all Americans will be pro
tected in departing from that
country. N
Not since the war with Spain,
sixteen years ago, has trouble
with a foreign nation seemed as
imminent as now. President
Wilson has taken a firm stand in
his demand that Provisional Presi
dent Huerta of Mexico shall re
spect the dignity of the United
States and is going to back this de
mand with the full resources of
the country if necessary. We
know our readers are interested
in all that is being done and it
shall be our purpose to keep them
fully informed.
On another page is a full and
complete account of events up to
the time we go to press and also a:
full page of illustrations of the
more interesting places and pro
minent figures concerned. This
will be a feature of the Northwes
tern as long as the trouble^ may
last. Look for it every week.
Received too late for last
week’s publication: A genuine
surprise was sprung on D. L.
Jacoby and wife Sunday the 19th.
The relatives and friends brought
dinner and supper and had a feast
fit for a king ready in a short
time. They were presented with
a beautiful linen table cloth. A
most enjoyable tune was had by
all. Those present were: Elmer
Youngquist, F. E. Kennedy Vic
Swadson, R. Norseen and their re
spective families, E. F. Kron and
wife, Mrs. Kay and Lizzie Leath
Contents of the
Political Pot
As the political pot continues to
boil we are obliged to add a few
more names to those already
spoken of for the various offices
within the gift of Sherman county
County Clerk—L. B. Polski, L.
L. Slominski, B. Lorenz.
Sheriff—Wm. Hancock, L. A.
Williams, Pete Rowe, Lloyd Bly,
Floyd Janulewicz, Frank Gappa.
County Superintendent— Mary
A. K. Hendrickson, L.H. Currier,
R. D. Hendrickson.
County Treasurer—F.M.Henry.
County Judge—E. A. Smith, A.
E. Charlton.
Among the announcements in
this issue will be found the card
of our good friend, Lloyd Bly,
asking at the hands of the demo
cratic voters the nomination for
sheriff. Mr. Bly is too well and
favorably known to our people for
any comment we might make to
add favorable mention of his qual
ifications. Of course, like the
majority of those who have al
ready made their announcements,
Mr.Bly is a democrat, but barring
that little fault he is a royal good
fellow, and should he receive the
nomination it would undoubtly
take a mighty good republican to
lower his colors at the fall elec
highly colored in favor of Farley.
The facts we have gleaned since
show that Farley’s dog made a
dash for Mr. Warrick’s dog, which
tried to hide behind the latter, and
in attempting to keep the dogs
apart or protect himself from the
Farley dog,.the latter turned upon
Mr. Warrick and seriously injur
ed him. The Warrick dog was
not a vicious canine, not of the
fighting kind, as stated by the
paper, nor was Mr. Warrick try
ing to separate the dogs while
fighting, but rather to protect his
frightened dog from the attack of
the vicious bull dog owned by
Mr. Farley. The case has been
taken to the supreme court by
Mr. Warrick and we hope he will
get better justice than seemed to
have been meted out to him in the
lower court.