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Loup City Northwestern
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VOLUME XXXV. LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916 NUMBER 3
THE FUN COMMENCES
\\ ashington, Jan. 5, (Special cor
respondence.) Feasting and dancing,
gaiety and laughter are promised to
\\ ashington society when President
Wilson and the new first lady of the
land returned from their Hot Springs
honey moon. “Eat, drink, and be merry,
for tomorrow we officially expire,” is
the quotation on the lips of the quad
rennial aristocracy at the capital
which every twenty years or more is
made up of democratic office holders
and their families. The White House
will be a blaze of illumination and will
vibrate to the sweet strains of the
marine band orchestra as the merry
dancers clasp in the grape-juice grap
ple, or caper in the Woodrow wriggle.
"On with the dance, let joy be uncon
The members of the cabinet w’ill vie
with the members of the senate in the
[display of lavish hospitality. It is even
rumored that, now Bryan is out and
Daniels turned militant, a little wine
will be served,—at least to the diplo
matic set, because they are used to it
and know how to handle it, you under
stand. There wrill be no sounds of rev
elry by night and the buzz of gossip
So suddenly did the announcement
come that President Wilson and the
new mistress of the White House
would put away dull care and seek
deluding joys, that the official haut
monde has hardly had time to pre
pare a program of the season's events,
and now there is a grand scramble for
gowns and gewgaws, engraved cards
and open dates. The shop-window
displays of milady’s millinery and
lingerie are beautiful to behold; vint
ners are laying in new stocks of old
vintages; jewelers are exhibiting new
designs; theatrical and operatic stars
and musicians are being booked for
private entertainments. The wife of
one cabinet officer is said to have
written a couple of playlets which
will be produced before select audi
ences. History and mythology are be
ing ransacked for characters to be
represented at fancy dress balls. De
butantes will bloom like dandelions in
the warm spring sod. Altogether the
season promises to be a hummer.
The gala-day feeling in Washigton
this year is in marked contrast with
the puritanical expression which the
city assumed when President Wilson
was inaugurated in 1913. The usual
preparations had (>een made that year
for the inaugural ball, wrhen, right in
the midst of them, came the decision
of President Wilson that there would
be no ball; that his was to be an ad
ministration of Jeffersonian simplici
ty; that the office of chief magistrate
was one of such grave responsibility
as to preclude his entry into the social
whirl. So society put away its silks
and satins and donned linsey-woolsey
and became sedate. All receptions
and jollifications were tabooed.
But, pshaw'! “When a man comes
to himself,” society comes into its
own. Hence it is decreed that this,
the last presidential year of Mr. Wil
son, shall, in the memory of his demo
cratic courtiers, be the first. ‘Prais
ing what is lost makes the remem
ODD BITS OF NEWS.
San Francisco, Cal.—Thomas Thorn
ton, a carpenter, nailed his feet to the
floor in church in an effort at self
crucifixion. Thorneton doesn’t feel
any pain because, he says, he has the
faith. Physicians say he is a religious
fanatic, and his diseased brain makes
him immune from pain.
Clinton, Mo.—Delmar Gentry and
wife have the smallest baby ever born
in Missouri. At birth it weighed 16
ounces, and was placed in a quart cup.
At two weeks old, it measured 12 in
ches in height. An ordinary band
ring will slip over the hand of the
baby and up to its shoulder. It is
healthy and thriving.
Hammond, Ind.—Two minutes be
fore Riley Lane died, a noise was
heard at the door, and when opened
Dobbins, Lane's old horse, walked
into the room and stood at the bedside
until its master died.
New York, X. Y.—Fred Kattmerer
will be plain Fred Barton after this
week. He explained to the court,
when appealing for a change of name,
that he was in business in China, and
that the Chinese characters spelling
his name were pronounced Go-da-me.
He objected to the profanity.
London, Eng.—Lord Charlemont,
eighth viscount of the Irish noble
family of his name, is to join the Tin
platers’ union. He has been working
in a munition factory earning from $6
to $17 a week, and, having learned his
trade, wants to join the tradesunion.
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS.
List of unclaimed letters remaining
in the Postoffice at Loup City, Nebras
ka, for the month ending December
Ladies—Miss Bessie Graves, Miss
Gentlemen—E. Zaros, G. L. Tracy,
George L. Wright, Elbert Neel, John
Kowenfts and Joseph Cartnier.
Persons claiming the above will
please say “Advertised” and give date
of this list.
C. F. BEUSHAUSEN, P. M.
Five or six acres of land, in alfalfa,
fenced chicken tight. For terms and
particulars see Alfred Anderson.
Meat and Brains
The brainest people of the world are meat eaters, j
Brainy people make the money because they have |
more than the usual allotment of brains.
| This exceptional brain development is due in great
part to the eating of the right kind of meat—
| GOOD meat.
Eat Meat and Buy It Here
Pioneer Meat Market
| O. L. TOCKEY, Proprietor
JANUARY TRAVEL SPECIALTIES
Some of the biggest and most important conventions of the
year will be held in Lincoln in January. These conventions will
interest thousands of Nebraskans.
IN LINCOLN, JANUARY 17-23
MEETINGS OF ORGANIZED AGRICULTURE:
Board of Agriculture Sheep Breeders and Wool Growers
Horticulture Society Corn Improvers
Live Stock Improvers Florists and Bee Keepers
Horse Breeders State and County Fairs
Cattle Breeders • Good Roads, Rural School Patrons
Dairymen’s Association and similar associations.
State Horticultural Society State Bottler’s Association
Brick and Tile Manufacturers County Assessors
State Lumbermen’s Association
For official programs, information, etc., apply to
W. R. MELLOR, Chairman,
1 W. S. WHITTEN, Sec., Commercial Club Lin
THE BACHELORX DREAM.BY BART
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Miss Mary Lawry of Grand Island,
visited over Sunday with Miss Ruby
Mat Janulewicz attended the funeral
of Mr. Anton Sobiesczyzk at Ashton
Henry Eisner will fit you
with glasses. Satisfaction is
Rev. Father Jarka was an Ashton
visitor Wednesday morning, return
ing in the evening.
V. L. Johns was transacting busi
ness at Grand Island Tuesday, re
turning in the evening.
W. R. Mellor came up from Lincoln
Wednesday evening on business and to
visit with many friends.
R. P. Starr returned home Wednes
day evening from Hastings where he
head been on business.
Mrs. Katie Stellmac-k was a pas
seger to Ashton Wednesday morning,
returning in the evening.
Mrs. J. J. Jezewski went to Ashton
Wednesday morning to attend the
funeral of Antone Sobiesczyzk.
Mrs. A. E. Reed arrived Wednesday
evening from Greeley for a short visit
with her father and sister, I. L. and
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Newcomer left
Wednesday morning for Giltner, Nebr.,
to attend the funeral of the latter’s
brother-in-law, David Blizard.
Mrs. M. O. Peterson and mother,
Mrs. N. A. Bloomstead, who have been
here visiting at the Reuben Norseen
home, returned to Aurora Wednesday
Rev. O. Schulze arrived here the
first of the week, and his family will
arrive soon. Rev. Schulze is the new
German Evangelical pastor and will
hold services next Sunday.
Henry Schumann and little daugh
ter Goldie, and Mrs. William Schuman
and little son, were passengers to
Farwell last Thursday to visit over
New Years with relatives and friends.
Miss Thressa Dzingle returned to
Omaha Monday to take up her duties
as nurse at the St. Frances hospital,
after spending over the holidays with
her parents,. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Dzingle, and family.
Eric Olson and sister, Edythe, re
turned to their school duties at Oma
ha Monday morning. The Misses Ida
and Hilda Steen accompanied them
as far as Grand Island, returning on
the evening motor/
Kenneth, Beulah and Hazel Cox,
who have ben here visiting over the
holidays with their uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. MyrI Warrick, and fami
ly returned to their home at Arcadia
last Thursday evening.
John G. John arrived here this week
and has taken charge of the harness
making and repair department in
James Bartunek’s store. Mr. John’s
family will arrive in a few days and
will make Loup City their home.
Going on a Cash Basis
After four years of successful busi
ness in Loup City, I am going into a
cash basis. I realize that the time
is near at hand when merchandise will
have to be sold at a lower margin. I
buy my goods in large quantities, pay
cash for them, discount all bills, have
no interest to pay on borrowed money,
lose no accounts, and am going to
give you the advantage of all this. I
am going to sell you Groceries, Dry
Goods and Shoes at such low prices
that my competitors will have to go
some on the credit system to come
anywhere near selling goods at the
low prices I am going to make you.
Call in and see us; we can save
you a lot of money.
The Cash Store, where you can
save money all the time. Commenc
ing on the Cash Basis Friday, January
(Copyright, Harris & Ewing, Wash., D. C.)
DEMANDS FREE SPEECH.
United States Senator John W.
Weeks of Massachusetts, who Is one
of the “favorite son” candidates for
the Presidency, is strongly opposed to
the limitation of debate in the upper
house of Congress. On this subject
Senator Weeks recently said:
"Cloture in the Senate would be a
dangerous step. Thinking people who
have watched the course of legislation
consider the Senate the great place
where there shall be free and unlim
ited debate on all public questions.
The adoption of legislation without
ml table discussion should be opposed
to tbs Hmit"
Myrtle Jean, the infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Howard, was born
at Central City, Nebr., July 2, 1912. At
the age of six weeks she was broughi
to the home of her grandfather, L. A.
Williams, in Loup City. Though frail,
with tenderest care, she became a ver
itabl dancing sunbam in the home.
Some weeks ago, she was taken
with whooping cough and owing to a
weakened condition caused by an at
tack of pneumonia several months
previous, that dread disease again de
veloped, and though every effort was
made to overcome it, science and care
proved unavailing and midst aching
hearts and vain regrets, the little
spirit took its flight at 5:40 p. m. De
cember 30. leaving but memories and
Her age was 3 years, 5 months and
28 days. She leave her father and
mother, two sisters, one brother, three
grandparents and other relatives.
The little form was laid away beside
that of her grandmother in Evergreen
cemetery on New Year’ s day.
CARD OF THANKS.
To those who paused amid the joys
of the holiday season to assist and
sympathize with us during the illness
and death of our baby Jean, we ex
tend most hearty thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Howard
L. A. Williams.
THE SUGAR BEET CROP.
According to the Scotts Bluff Star
Herald, the farmers of Scotts Bluff
county have harvested an enormous
crop of sugar beets. In part, the state
“The latest estimates of the size of
the 1915 beet crop in this valley places
the yield at 378,603 tons. The farm
ers receive, including the bonus, not
less than $5.50 per ton, in addition to
which one-fourth or more of the crop
is siloed, for which an additional 50
cents per ton is paid. On a basis of
one-fourth of the crop being placed in
silo—while this amount is greatly ex
ceeded, for some farmers silo all that
they raise, the average price paid
would be $5.62% per ton, and if our
arithmetic is right the company will
pay out $2,129,641.87 to the farmers of
this valley this season for beets. Some
income, now, isn’t it, and puts the
farmers in the producers class with a
big C. On the basis that there were
31,000 acres of beets raised in the val
ley this year—which is pretty close
to the amount—the average yield
would be 12.21 tons per acre, which at
$5.62% per ton means a gross income
of $68.68 per acre, approximately the
same as received by the growers a
year ago. We imagine it is safe to
say that the Scotts Bluff sugar com
pany will easily distribute $3,000,000
in this valley this year when the cost ]
of repairs, maintaining and operating
the factory, etc., is taken into consid
We have for rent a nearly new four
room house with electric lights and
city water. Can give possession any
time.—FIRST TRUST CO.
My home with lots of 140 feet front
and 180 fee deep. Cheap and erms
reasonable. Must sell at once. In
quire of Jas. W. Conger.
A LETTER FROM UTAH
To The Editors of The Northwestern.
Loup City, Nebr.,
Pardon me for asking so much,
still I beg for a small space in your
valuable paper. 1 just received your
Christmas number and when I look at
the many faces, the shape of their
heads, and think of how few of them
that hasn’t had either my note or had
me on their books, it makes me feel
like 1 want to take their old hands and
hang to them like a terrrier dog to a
root. When I look back and see how
many of them that I have had my feet
under their tables and slept in their
good clean beds, 1 wish I could tell you
how much I have appreciated their
kindness and if I were back among
them once more, I would try to show
them my appreciation. Yet I ate and
drank at their tables, slept in their
beds and borrowed their money. They
loaned me their horses, wagons, har
ness and from that down to a garden
hoe. But its the old old story—we
never miss the water till the well runs
dry. But I am here in a very good
country and suppose 1 will stay the
balance of my life.
But as to choice I would rather live
where 1 could see these same faces. I
have to consider my health which is
very much better here. I could not
live in Nebraska on account of the
very cold winds there. The climate is
very much milder here. I have just
been looking over your Christmas
number again at the faces of your
bankers, they do not look like bank
ers to me, but more like United States
senators. And I will say this to you,
when you skin that gang, you will be
Who is that man by the name of
W. Brown? The picture looks to me
like that of President McKinley or
his brother. Long may W. Brown
live. And the man with the Stetson
iiat, marked High Sheriff. It seems
to me as I've seen him in the early
day in the Blue Ridge mountains of
North Carolina or Virginia, or it may
have been in Kentucky, but I will
bet my two ears that he is from one
of the three states. It makes no dif
ference if he were a moonshiner, I
would say, “God bless him" and may
there be many more men like him.
There are so many good men in your
city, that have done me so many
good turns, that I would like to com
ment on each and every face.
But it would not be fair to take up
your time. My prayer is that I shall
see each and every face in your next
Christmas issue of 1916.
Now I will tell you a little about
Utah. It is a good country to live
in, fine climate, fruit large and small
of all descriptions, vegetables the
year round. This makes it so I like
to live here. There are some of the
very best people here that walk in
shoe leather. In sickness and death
they show the spirit of the old pio
neer. They are staunch in their Mor
mon faith and deserve a great deal of
credit for the beautiful country they
have built up. To like them is to
know them. But it is hard when peo
ple get to be my age to make new
friends. I do not want to swop my
good and tried friends for the few. I
used to swop and trade everything
and anything just to get a little boot
money, but my trading spirit has
left me and I would not swop my old
stand bye's even for gold. And I
wish to say to my old friends in Loup
City, there is a standing invitation
for them in my home, while I have
money to buy the grub, and when I
am broke, then I will borrow from
that crowd and invite them to stay
The latch string always hangs on
the outside door.
J. T. HALE.
THE VEREIN DANCE
The Verein dance New Years’ eve
was largely attended. A. C. Ogle drew
the prize for gent’s best costume, a
picture donated by E. P. Daily; Gents
comic costume prize, a pair of suspen
ders donated by Gus Lorentz was
awarded to Cliff Thornton; Ladies
best costume, won by Miss Lizzie
Miller, box of perfume and soap, do
nated by Wm. Graefe; ladies' comic
costumet, prize donated by Henry M.
Eisner, awarded to Mrs. Fred Oden
dahl; biggest fool prize, won by Dan
Bauman, prize donated by A L. Arthur
group prize won by Mrs. Werner Prits
chau and Miss Amy Christensen.
Frank Blaschke died at his home
three miles from Loup City on Monday
afternoon. He had been seriously ill
for some time no hope was entertained ,
for his recovery for some time previous
to his death.
Mr. Blaschke has resided here for
a number of years and was highly re
spected by all. He is survived by his
wife and six children, Mrs. John Foy,
Mrs. James McBeth, John and Miss
Alvena of Loup City, and Mrs. Squires
of Comstock and Frank, of Harlow
The funeral will be held from the
German Evangelical church Friday
afternoon and interment will be made
in Evergreen cemetery.
Change Wrought by Time.
"You see, grandma, we perforate an
aperture in the apex, and a corre
sponding aperture in the base, and, by
aDplying the egg to the lips ana for
cibly inhaling the breath the shell is
entirely emptied of its contents."
'Dear me,!” exclaimed the old lady,
“what wonderful improvements they
do make! Now, in my younger days,
they just made a hole in each end and
Ancient Italian City.
Asolo, which Inspired two of Brown
ing's verses in "Asolando,” and which
is observing the centenary, is a forti
fied town ip Treviso, in northern Italy.
It was the ancient Acelum, and pos
sesses a cathedral and a ruined aque
duct. The former palace of Catha
rine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus, Is In
the neighborhood There are beauti
ful seats in the vicinity, and the town
has a population of under 6,000.—Lon
"Why did you cover that board with
paint and lean it against your gate
post?” “That.” replied Mr. Growcher,
“is a sample for the benefit of the
people who won’t believe paint is
fresh until they have rubbed their
Angers across It.”—Washington Star.
Wre shall not get fail value for the
noney now being spent on education
intil we realize that fitness for life
s of more importance than fitness for
Ridgen Slocunfb left Wednesday
morning for Lincoln where he is at
tending the university, after visiting
over the holidays with home folks.
For Light and Heavy Hauling
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Loup City, Nebraska
BRING YOUR GRAIN
Loup City Mill & Light Co.
Furnishes all the light and power and also makes the
best of flour. Handled by all Merchants.
BUY FLOUR THAT IS MADE IN LOUP CITY
ALL KINDS OF
Hard and Soft Coal
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