The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, April 30, 1914, Image 1
LOOKS LIKE THE THREATEHIRG WAR CLOUD WILL PAH-QHT TO BE A VEIL OF MIST Loup City Northwestern _OFFICIAL PAPER OF SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA. i LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN SHERMAN COUNTY. THE PAPER THAT THE PEOPLE READ VOLUME XXXIII . LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. April 30. 1914. NUMBER 21 ELECTRIC POWER IMPROVEMENT Lm? City MM and Light Coapaoy Expend Over tt.OOO.M at Head of Mill Race. GREATER ELECTRIC POWER 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 Junior-Seniors’ 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 therein. 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 ii. - —-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. , a V MICKOW-BROWN WEDDING BELLS Miss Lillian Brown and Mr. Carl F. Mickow Marriad. NUMBER OF OUT OF TOWN GIESTS 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 city. EDITOR SUED FOR $50,000 Drs. Buck and Loeffler, Known to Sane Valley County Folks, Nave Sued Editor Davis. TOUGH OR A REWSPAPER MAR 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 ter. 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 want. 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. PATRON’S BAY AT CITY SCHOOL Many Parents and Frieds Attend Last Wednesday Attmann. EXHIBITS WERE ClIUERT 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 rustling. 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 Sifert. STAMM OF TEAMS 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 I EYES OF WORLD ON MEXICANTROUBLE ■aerta Accadaate First Stop ia Mediation Pits, Irani, Chile and Argentine let as Arbiters, England, Qemany and Franee Advise Dictator to Accept. WAR PREPARATIONS CONTUSE. 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 sary. 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 erman. 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 voters: 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 tion. 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.