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About The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1915)
MEXICAN PEONS WAITING FOR THEIR FOOO
• » i , • • :.r n Mexico sufferers from the famine conditions that prevail in that country, wafting tor
the r dally rations of food
GENERAL CARRANZA AND HIS CABINET
■'» ’a -ader of "he constitutiontlists In Mexico, is here seen in session with his full cabinet.
*iOTED SUFFRAGIST A BRIDE
Mti> J»s«t~ Hardy Stubbs, famous
“ i i" <*r the ' n:t*-d States as an ar
dent worker for the cause of woman
caflnsge recently became the wife of
f >--V.■ La • - a :crest esamlner
in etc government service and a son
of the late Steele Mackaye. noted
;*aywr;gfat Tins picture was taken
on the da* rf the wedding
Mound Owe Hera.
Tfic ran.' n^ und dwellers, for want
' a better ts given to the prehistoric
-« rv* cr' inhabitants of the cet
fra West irco antedated the Indiats
The mouses. on which the name ts
bated, wire pacta of fortifies!iotif or
- mb# and their bullaers are r.uppised
• have been r*rr >te ancestors (V the
• d: • # <>ne a ithonty says The old
•he ,ry that the n und huiliiera vere a
<!>• net rac» of highly civilised agri
i-_r .-ts who had lived from relume
an1 . .:ty !n the r- glons of the riounds
and were eventusly eatemdnated by
the ix rr.ade hordes coming firm the
north* an* represented today by the j
Indians I# no longer supported by
• ♦hr ' ncte who hold that the Indians
are their descendant* " Where they
came from or how they got here are j
matter* d speculation
Atrsut the Same Thinp.
- ‘,d lawyer—How did I get my
-■arf* Well, shortly after 1 hung out
m> shingle a rich uncle died and 1
< - e into jossession of a large sum j
To .:.* Lawyer Then you owe your
•access to a relative.
Old La»yer—No. he was no rela
tive. It was a client * uncle who died
— Boston Evening Transcript.
LAUNCHING OF THE JACOB JONES
launching of the Jacob Jones, the latest American torpedo-boat destroyer.
at t'aoiden. X. J.
GERMAN BATH-TRAIN ^RESERVOIR
vs hen possible, every German army is accompanied by bath trains, the
aater reservoir attached to one of which is here shown.
DELIGHTS OF CAMPING OUT
Real Laver of Nature Enjoys Rough
rg It if His Physical Condition
The camper-out who Is a real lover
of nature will enjoy roughing It In
woods or on lake or seashore, but he
should first make sure that bis physi
cal condition renders it safe for him
to undertake the venture When In
camp, every care should be taken to
avcid l red leas exposures and to ob
serve the plain rules of health. Out
fits should be selected and modes of
living in camp should be planned un
der advice of some experienced per
son, and it would be well if such a
one could be a member of the camp
company. A camping party should not
be large; a few congenial companions
are better than a crowd of unasslml
lated people. Properly prepared for
and wisely carried out, a brief sojourn
in tent or cabin In the wilds should
build up the average man or woman
in bodily and mental health and vieor
and supply a fund of pleasant recol
lections and good spirits for months
succeeding. Not a few bard workers
in various fields attribute tbelr stay
ing power and success to the invigor
ating effects ot their annual hark back
to wild nature. To those requiring
a complete change of surroundings
this plan commends itself as a means
beyond compare of restoring worn-out
nerves and jaded minds.—Leslie’s.
Germany in 1914 devoted 1.342.420
acres to sugar beets.
WiLtABt UF BUR GOOD ROADS
Department of Agriculture Gathering
fnformation to Serve as Basis
for Estimating Value.
The United States department of ag
riculture is now gathering information
which, when complete, should not only
give the total mileage of public roads
it the United States and their cost,
bm should serve as a basis for esti
mating the relative value of the dif
ferent kinds of highways. Some 15,000
sets o. inquiry blanks have already
been distributed through the state
highway commissions, and some of
these are now beginning to come back
to the department. Each set consists
of four cards.
Of these the first asks for informa
tion on the mileage of different classes
of roads in the county to which it is
sent. The mileage does not include,
of course, streets in cities and towns.
The roads are divided into ten classes
as follows: Brick paved, concrete,
macadam with the addition of some
substance such as asphalt, oil. or tar.
Macadam Road Treated With Asphalt
plain macadam, gravel, shell, other
hard surfaced roads, sand and clay
mixture properly graded and drained,
ordinary earth roads properly con
structed, and, finally, unimproved
The second card asks for informa
tion in regard to the tax rate for the
roads and the amount of work and
money expended on them.
The third blank is concerned with
the names of local road officials, and
the fourth with facts in regard to the
bond issues and the indebtedness of
the counties for their road systems.
As there are approximately 3,000
counties in the United States, in
many of which the mileage has never
even been estimated, it is Hardly prob
able that this preliminary survey will
be exact. The department, however,
will be able to detect any excessively
inaccurate reports for the road mile
age per square mile of territory does
not vary excessively. Except in desert
or undeveloped country less than half
a mile of public road to every square
mild of territory is rare, while, in the
most thickly populated rural sections
the maximum is no more than two anc
onehalf or three miles. Thus, iL
Prance, there is an average for the en
tire country of 1.76 to a square mile.
In Italy, however, this has fallen to
.86, possibly on account of the moun
tainous character of much of the penin
sula and of Sicily and Sardinia.
In America the average is approxi
mately 80 miles, which, in view of the
fact that much of the country is
sparsely settled seems unduly high. An
explanation, however, is to be found in
the fact that in many states the law
provides that each section line shall
be a public road. Thus, for example,
there are in the state of Iowa alone
more than 104.000 miles of legal high
ways, manifestly a much larger milei
age than is required by traffic.
When the information in regard to
the existing roads which the depart
ment is now seeking is complete, it is
the intention to continue the inquiry
year after year in order to ascertain
the durability and economy of the va
rious kinds of highways- The data
thus collected should be useful to road
engineers all over the country and
it is hoped that county agents and
others interested in improvement of
agriculture will do their best to facili
tate the collection of the desired in
Shortens the Distance.
There is nothing that shortens the
distance between the farm and the
market as much as good roads. It’s
the greatest economy the farmers can
Wide Tires to Stay.
The wide-tired wagon has come to
stay. On our common earth roads
and in the field a 50 per cent more
load can be pulled on a wide-tired
wagon than on one with narrow tires;
then, again, the wide tires help in
packing the road, while the narrow
tires make the ruts.
Should Not Grumble.
The dairyman, whose products are
particularly perishable, should be the
last man on earth to grumble about
paying money for road improvement.
When one is contemplating a change
of location, it is worth while to con
sider the good roads because a hard
paved road means getting to market
or to town at any time desired.
Most Essential Thing.
One of the most essential things to
the prosperity of a new section is
For Bacon Pork.
'iVim milk is unexcelled in the pro
-r ►.•con pork.
Where Soap Is of No Use.
Lapland folk never speak of them
selves as Laplanders, or Laps; they
are the Sameiatsh. they say, the un
known people, the people of whom no
one knows anything, not even whence
If any mention is made in their
presence of Norwegian Swedish. Fin
nish or Russian Lapland, their feelings
are sorely wounded, for there is only
one Lapland, they hold, and it is their
land, the land of the Samelatsch.
These folk, as other folk, have their
whims and fancies, their little peculi
They regard soap, for instance, with
profound mistrust, and have no great
faith In washing: no faith at all, in
deed, in washing in warm water.
As soon as a baby is born they bathe
it in cold water; and they bathe it
again, always in cold water, every day
until, should it live so long, it is two
years old. Then the end comes.
The child is pronounced clean for
life and has never another bath.
Apropos of a painting to which An
thony Comstock had objected, accord
ing to the New Orleans State. George
Luke, the artist, said in New York:
"We are an overmodest people, al
most a prurient people, and Comstock
keeps trying to make us worse.
"1 know a lady who went into a de
partment store to buy some underwear
the other day. A dark, romantic, hand
some man waited on her. Comstock
would have approved of the modest
way this man described his wares.
“ ‘1 can show you. madam.' he said,
some very choice bargains in undies
of all kinds—nighties, combies, knick
ers and chims.4"
What Ailed It.
"Your town seems awful dead. Had
a scourge of any kind?” asked
"No." answered the citizen.
"No smallpox or yellow fever?”
"No flood or famine?"
"Well, what ails your town this
"Nothing ails it this year, but a
j boom struck it last year.”—Topeka
"The responsibilities of parents are
very great." remarked the proud fa
"Undoubtedly." rejoined the old
bachelor. "It must be awfully hard
for them to refrain from repeating the
smart things their children are sup
posed to say."
A Doubtful Compliment.
i The Author—By the way. old man.
! what do you think of my latest book?
i The Critic—Well, it certainly con
J tains much food for thought.
The Author—Do you really think so?
The Critic—Yes. but it seems to
have been wretchedly cooked.
An Opposite Reason.
"Let me down easy.”
“Why should I?"
"Because I'm hard up.”
The Proper Kind.
"What eort of a crew do you want
to man this bark of yours?”
"1 suppose one of old sea dogs.”
"I have a fireless cooker.”
“I have a smokeless husband.”—Bal
Instead of calling a doetor, the self
made chap should send for a repair
That $100,000 golf game will put
somebody in a hole.
A man seldom exhibits his temper
till he loses it.
The cuddlesome winter girl dislikes
the hot weather
'she knew all the tricks
Rich Girl’s Actions at One-Room Tea
Party Proved That She Had Once
She looked rich and acted rich, and
everyone knew that she was rich, be
cause she had married a rich man, yet
the Sherlock Holmes of the tea party
discovered that she had once been
“Take it from me.” she said. "that
there was a time, and that net so very
long ago. when she was as poor as
the rest of us."
“Marvelous!" exclaimed the other
four girls. “How did you discover
"Through her knowing so absolutely
where I keep all my housekeeping
tthings. She knew that the tea caddy
was in the writing desk. Ahat the
cheese, biscuits, and other ecibles be
loved by mice were in that tin box
under the sofa, that the alcohol for my
stove was in the corner behind the
washstand, that the butter and milk
were on the window ledge, and that
the eggs and other raw foods were in
a box on the bottom shelf of the ward
“When we were cooking she went
straight to the spot and got everyone
of those things without once asking
where they were, which is something
that a person who has not had a wide
experience of housekeeping in one
room could never have done.’’
At the Wrong Desk.
Caller (in newspaper office)—Hello,
old man! Anything new today?
Paragrapher—Well, I'm surprised. ]
And so many free schools in this coun-!
Caller—Why, what do you mean?
Paragrapher—The iflea of any man !
possessing ordinary intelligence com- !
ing into the humorous department and
asking if there is anything new.
It Really Haopened.
"You must brir^g little Gertrud® over
and let me take he" picture Eome- ;
"You can’t take her picture. Papa
“She's too wormy."
“Yes. sir. Papa Lew's, she squirms
all the time."
“Yes, she rejected me. out she did
it in a most encouraging va?."
“How was that?"
"As I went away she pointed to the
footprints that I had made or the car
pet and said: ‘The next time you come
to propose to me, I want y>ri to wipe
your shoes clean!' Der Gackkasten.
“Many of the patrons ot a popular
photographer must make his plates
“Why do you think so?"
“Aren't his plates sensitive?"
What Was He Kickirg About?
He—You only kiss me now when
you want money.
She—Good gracious. John, isn't that
often enough?—London Mai?.
Many a self-made man appears to
have worked on plans cf the political
Girls should beware of young u,en
who pose as candy kids; as husbands
they are apt to develop into lemon
Most people are not on speaking
terms with their own consciences half
When they all begin to call a man
“uncle." it is an indication that he is
If he is a stranger and wears side
whiskers look for the "joker" before
WAS MADE WELL
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GOOD WORD FOR THE BIRDS
Beautiful, and Useful in Their De
struction of Much Insect Life
That Is Harmful.
The warm weather has brought the
birds again. Their chirping and sing
ing make a morning symphony the like
of which can be heard from no trained
orchestra. They dot the landscape with
a beauty that no artistic skill can
rival. They are beautiful, useful in
their destruction of harmful insect
pests and aid us mightily In appreciat
ing the joy of living.
Now, then, is a good time for it re
newed appeal for the lives and well
being of birds.
The best instincts of the human race
are devoted to the saving of all kinds
of life, and sanction the taking of life
only when such destruction serves a
purpose useful to mankind.
This cannot be urged in the case of
the birds. For the most part they are
not food animals. The higher intelli
gence and spiritualism of humanity
should bring about a concerted move
ment for small bird protection.
Whether the game is worth the
kerosene or not depends on what the
Age before beauty—when the census
Wit without wisdom is sauce with
As a rule it is better to chloroform
the sleeping dogs.
The majority of men are like clocks
—either too fast or too slow.
Did you ever get so lonesome that
you wanted to howl like a dog'.'
Civilization is what compels the sav
age to work for his daily bread.
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