The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, January 13, 1916, Image 4

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transmission through the mails as
second class matter.
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open account. The names of subscribers
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ing list at the expiration of time paid for,
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subscriber must understand that these
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tract between publisher and subscriber.
A mammoth Christmas edition of
the Loup City Northwestern reflects a
town spirit that is notably on the in
crease in this state. In it are shown,
with just pride, the pictures of the
men who make the town worth while,
who have pioneered their way through
myriads of hardships and who have
struggled onward and upward from
the day of $5.00 land to the day of
$100 and $125 land, and the wealthy
. farmer. It is the story of hundreds
of towns in Nebraska, the story well
told of the days that were, and the
days that are. Every town has its
John Long, its S. E. Callaway, its Lou
Schwaner and Hal and Bob Jenner,
C. C. Cooper, John Ohlson and Max
Leschinsky among the older ones,
and its P. E. Hansen, Victor Swan
son, Dr. Allen and Bob Mathew and
so on among the younger business
men. It is great to live in Nebras
ka, but greater still when you read
of the way the state has been brought
up from its infancy by the men who
had faith to come here and stick with
it when it looked bleak and barren
and desolate.—World Herald.
For the bureau of foreign and do
mestic commerce, for promoting com
merce, and for commercial attaches,
the department of commerce asks for
appropriations aggregating $735,360 in
1916 as compared with $369,280 in 1915
—an increase of 100 per cent.. As a
basis for this demand upon a depleted
treasury, the department avers that it
has aided American shippers in se
curing foreign orders. Let us see.
Leaving out of consideration those
countries which are at war, and whose
demandB for our products are entire
ly independent of any selling efforts,
we find from department of commerce
reports that for twelve months ending
with September 1915 our exports to
nations at peace amounted to $867,
695,000 as compared with a total of
$985,125,000 in the corresponding
period of 1913, while the bureau was
still working under the system es
tablished by republicans. This shows
a decrease of $117,430,000. In the
face of this enormous loss of export
trade with nations at peace, how can
the department of commerce claim to
have rendered any material assist
ance in finding markets for our goods?
What sort of reception would an
American traveling salesman find in
the head office of his employer if he
came in with a request for an increase
in salary on the plea that he had in
creased the company’s business, when
the books of the company showed a de
crease rather than an increase? The
company might increase the salary
of the position but it would find a new
man to fill it.
Realizing what a dismal failure this
administration has made in both
economy and efficiency, some of the
superior bureau officials have formed
a committee for the alleged purpose
of giving “publicity” to the so-called
constructive work of the administra
tion. Evidently an effort will be made
to convince the farmers that their
rural service has been improved, not
withstanding their belief that it has
been demoralized. Perhaps statistics
will be presented to show that this
daily incresing deficit is really a bless
ing to the country. No doubt abund
ant arguments will be advanced to
prove that the spoils system is su
perior to the merit system in the civil
service. If all this effort, put forth
by government officials who are paid
for serving the' people rather than ex
ploiting the administration, accom
plishes nothing else, it will furnish
amusement for the millions of people
who know the facts regardless of the
“publicity” claims of an official press
bureau.—Fremont Tribune.
The federal reserve bank at Wash
ington has recently made a ruling that
notes of farmers given for buying farm
tools and implements can be discount
ed by the federal reserve banks. This
means that the federal reserve bank
ing board expects to help finance
farmers who want to make improve
ments on credits.
The balance of cash on hand in the
state treasury at the close of 1915 was,
<1,204.708. Of this cash on hand,<893.
948 is deposited in banks of the state
under the depository law and is draw
ing 8 per cent interest The balance
of money on band af the close of 1914
in the state treasury was <746,108.
The new year brings us at least one
relief. It is easier to make a 6 than
"A tax could also be imposed on
such products as gasoline, crude and
refined oil, horse power of automo
biles and other internal combustion
engines, and various other things.”
Tax babies at baptising
Tax maidens for each dance;
Tax the democratic badge,—
The patch upon our pants.
Tax each glass-eye, each false tooth,—
Make every Silas Wegg
Place a ten-cent sticker
On his wooden leg.
Tax our horse, the widow’s cow.
The organ-grinder’s monkey,—
And, not to show partiality,
The democratic donkey.
Then, if these will not suffice
The Treasury to save,—
Grab Henry George’s single tax •
And clap it on each grave.
Secretary of agriculture, Houston,
says that “despite the greatly dis
turbed condition of the world for the
last fifteen months, due to the war,
agriculture in the United States pros
pered.” To be correct, he should
have said that by the aid of the war
agriculture in the United States has
prospered. Since the war began there
has been an increase of 32 per cent in
the value of farm products, and this
32 per cent is net profit to the farmer,
assuming that he had previously been
making any profit at all.
The inflow of gold to this country
from England continues in large vol
ume. One big liner last week brought
$35,000,000 in gold coin from England
for deposit in this country for payment
of trade balances. Gold to this amount
coming at one time in any previous
years, would have been a marvelous
proposition, but under the constant
flow of gold to this ocuntry now, the
period has come when even a thirty
five million dollar shipment attracts
but little attention.
It is estimated that the 1915 trade
balance in favor of the United States
will aggregate $1,750,000,000. That is
somewhat different from the monthly
balance against us before the outbreak
of the war.
From the standpoint of posterity it
is interesting to note that the new
lady of the White House is a suffra
gette while the president is an anti.
To be continued.
Of course there may be a few bet
ter towns than this’ but it’s a cinch
there are a lot of them a blamed sight
worse. Buck up!
What Rotations Should Contain.
A crop rotation should contain the
following, according to the college of
I Agriculture:
1. A legume.
2. A feeding crop.
3. A cash crop.
4. A cultivated crop.
5. An uncultivated crop.
Two or more of these crops may be
combined. For example, alfalfa is
both a legume and a feeding crop.
Wheat is an uncultivated crop and
a cash crop.
Victor Morawetz, a New York cor
poration lawyer, proposes a habitation
tax as a means to force each citizen
to contribue to the government in pro
portion to the luxury in which he
lives, and to prevent tax-dodging. He
would have every resident assessed
on the basis of the value of the house
and land occupied as a dwelling, and
would also assess the resident on the
number of servants employed. If the
resident dwells in an aparmnet or
hotel, he would be required to pay
tax upon his proportionate share of
the valuation of the entire building
and the ground on which it stands.
Provision is made for having land
lords and hotel keepers make returns
for their tenants. Mr.Morawetz sug
gests that provision should be made
in New York for a $6,000 exemption.
No one occupying a dwelling costing
less than that sum would be required
to pay anything. Mr. Morawetz takes
the burden of taxation off the middle
class city dweller, and dumps it onto
the shoulders of the rich and the farm
er. Every farmer would be required
to pay according to the valuation of
his house and lot, while the festive
city dwellers would find some easy
means of getting within the exemp
On account of the rush during other
seasons of the year, the winter months
form a good time in which to prune
orchard trees. The college of agricul
ture says that all dead wood should
not only be cut off but be burned.
Cross branches should be cut ofT and
the tops of the fruit trees thinned out
so that the sun can reach every part
of the tree some time during the day.
The little crooked branches should
not be removed, as these are the fruit
On account of the prevalence of dis
ease, it is well to disinfect all wounds
as well as the pruning tools. In all
pruning, care should be taken not to
leave stubs, as these will not heal
and will give entrance to fungus rot.
More information concerning prun
ing may be had from extension bulli
ons 29 and 30 of the college of agri
culture, or by correspondene with the
department of Horticulture of the
same institution.
Why is a babbling tongue like soft
mud? Wise up, and answer it your
Press reports inform us that Bel
gium is still in need of financial aid.
80 are we. Kick in with the coin.
1 will sell at public auction at my
place 2 miles northeast of Loup City
and 2 miles south of the Daddow
school house, % mile north and 4
miles west of Schaupps Siding, on
Thursday, January 20. Sale com
mences at 10 a. m. The following
described property: 19 head of
horses and mules, consisting of 1
black mare, 3 years old, wt. 1,200;
sorrel horse, 12 years old, wt. 1,250; 1
gray mare, 3 years old, wt. 900; 1 driv
ing team, 4 and 7 years old, wt. about
1,900; 1 saddle pony 12 years old, wt.
850; 5 colts coming 2-year old; 1
spring colt; 1 mule, 2 years old, wt.
1,150; 1 team of black mules, coming
2 years old; 1 gray mule coming 2;
2 suckling mules; 1 2-year-old black
Jack. 15 head of cattle, 9 cows, soon
coming fresh; 5 heifers, coming 2, 1
black bull calf. 10 head of hogs.
Some farm machinery, about 10 tons
of alfalfa hay 1 set of harness, 1 steel
tank, 14 bbl. Free lunch at noon.
Terms of sale: All sums of $10
and under, cash; over that amount
eight months’ time will be given by
purchaser giving bankable note with
approved security, bearing 10 per cent
interest from date of sale. No proper
ty to be removed from the premises
until settled for.
C. L. MOSTEK, Owner.
C. C. CARLSEN, Clerk.
When you ee friend in woe, walk
right up and say, “Hello!” Say, “Old
Brother, howd’ ye do; How’s the
world a usin' you?” Waltz right up,
and don’t be slow, laugh and shake,
and say “Hello!” Slap the brother
on the back; bring your hand down
with a whack. His clothes are poor—
makes no show, never mind, just say
“Hello!” That homespun shirt may
conceal a great strong heart, true as
steel; that old coat and shabby vest
cuts no ice, but do your best to make
him happy here on earth and to feel
that he’s of worth. Don’t you know
that such a chap has every day his
sure mishap? All he needs is hearty
cheer to make him happy while he’s
here. Don’t let him think, that the
earth Was dead against him since his
birth. Crack his shell, draw him out;
don’t let him whine, sulk or pout.
Make him tell you all the woes of his
heart before he goes. Don’t tell him
he’s a chump but tell him to get up
and hump; tell him not to be so slow,
but get around and say “Hello!” I’m
alive, what can I do to help myself, as
well as you?” Do not wait until he’s
dead to strew boquets around his
head. Nice words spoken are out of
place, if not said before his face.
Make him see that you’re his friend,
and will say such to the end. Yes,
tell him now though he’s rough:
“Why, old brother, you’re just the
stuff this world needs to make it go;
now brace up and cry, “Hello!” There
are plenty such about, that are worth
the digging out. In this way you sure
ly can make him feel that- he’s a
man. He will always think of you as
his best friend, tried and true. In the
future you will know what good it
does to say “Hello!”
“Little” Mary Pickford, the most
popular and highest salaried motion
picture star in the world, who recently
returned to the screen under the direc
tion of the Famous Players Film Co.,
after a great stage triumph in David
Belasco’s “A Good Little Devil,” will
now be presented in the Famous
Players’ production of “Hearts Adrift”
a romance of tangled lives.
Mary Pickford’s characterizations of
“Caprice,” and “In the Bishop’s Cac,
riage,” two recent releases from the
Famous Players, have ben qualified
by critics as the most brilliant efforts
of her phenominany successful career,
but the role when she portrays in
“Hearts Adrift,” gives her even wider
scope for dramatic expression and
character delineation.
“Hearts Adrift” is a drama of the
shifting sands of time, and the surging,
changing tide of lue, an epic of the sea
with ~ a deep human undercurrent.
Mary Pickford endows the character
of Nina, the little Spanish girl, with
a combined savagery and gentleness
that will alternately amaze and charm.
“Hearts Adrift” will be another Mary
Pickford triumph.
It is not too much to say that Mary
Pickford is the Maude Adams of the
screen, and she has that, sort of per
sonality, intangible, but subtly effec
tive, that captivates the hearts of her
audience. It is said that she has never
yet appeared in a failure, and con
sidering the numerous roles which she
has already created, this is indeed an
enviable and unusual record.
“Hearts Adrift” was produced at the
Los Angeles studio of the Famous
Players, under the skilled direction of
Edwin S. Porter, who is known as the
father of the photoplay, having pro
duced the first dramatic story in mov
ing pictures. Mary Pickford, directed
by Edwin S. Porter, in a subject pro
duced by the- Famous Players Film Co.
required no other assurance of suc
“Charity covers a multitude of poor
people with our second hand and worn
out garments,” warbles a society
dame of national reputation. Too
bad it can not extend to covering the
nakedness prevalent in many high so
ciety circles.
Ever notice it, old top? Whenever
a fellow sits down suddenly on a
slippery piece of ice about the only
one who doesn’t laugh is the gent
who does the cussing.
Tell of Corn Investigations.
Recent developments concerning
our knowledge of corn based on ex
tensive experiments will be one of the
topics under discussion at the Ne
braska Corn Improvers’ association to
be held at the college of Agriculture,
January 18 to 19 Some of the older
ideas concerning seed selection, water
requirement, and fertility will reeeive
a more up-to-date treatment. In ad
dition to experiment station special
ists and farmers of Nebraska, C. E.
Thorne, director of the Ohio Agri
cultural experiment station, will
Those golden locks Belinda wears
will gag you just as quickly as any
other hair when fished out of the soup, j
Big Run of Cattle and Values
Steady to Lower.
61 ight Reaction In Lamb Values—
Trade Fairly Active at a 10@15c
Decline—High Price Still $10.00—
Sheep on About Same Basis.
Union Stock Yards, South Omaha,
Neb., Jan. 11.—A very large run of
cattle arrived yesterday, about 10,600
head. Desirable grades of fat cattle
were just about steady with last
week's strong close, but on the less
desirable steers trade was slow at
prices anywhere from weak to about
a dime lower than last week. Good
to choice beeves are quoted at $8.00®
8.50. No very radical change in the
market for cows and heifers took
place and although supplies were tol
erably liberal the demand from all
sources was also rather broad and
prices for all grades were in pretty
much the same notches as toward the
latter part of last week. Veal calves
were quotably steady. There was
also a good Inquiry for desirable Stock
ers and feeders of all weights and
they commanded close to steady fig
ures. On the low grade stuff sales
men found it difficult to move at more
or less shaded prices.
Cattle quotations: Good to choice
beeves. $8.00@8.75; fair to good
beeves, $7.4O@8.00; common, to fair
beeves, $6.25@7.25; good to choice
heifers, $6.25@7.00; good to choice
cows. $5.75@6.50; fair to good cows,
$5.25@5.75; canners and cutters, $4.00
@5.00; veal calves, $7.00@10.00; bulls,
stags, etc., $1.75@6.25; good to choice
feeders, $6.85@7.65; fair to good feed
ers, $6.40@6.80; common to fair feed
ers, $5.50@6.30; good to choice Stock
ers, $7.00@7.65; fair to good Stockers,
$fi.35@6.85; common to fair Stockers.
$5.50@6.25; stock heifers, $5.75@C.75;‘"
' stock cows, $4.75@6.25; stock calves,
Hog receipts totaled 12,500 head,
j Under pressure of heavy receipts at
j all points the market broke rather
sharply yesterday, prices being most
ly 10@15c lower than the close of last
week. Bulk sold at $6 50®6.60 and
tops reached $6.65.
Sheep and lamb receipts amounted
to 19.000 head. There was a slight re
action in the lamb market yesterday.
The market was fairly active, with
prices generally 10@15c lower than
the close of last week. Some Mexican
lambs sold at $10.00, while the bulk
of the lambs went at $9.85. Ewes also
showed about as much decline as
Iambs. Best ewes offered brought
$6.35, and several bunches of a pretty
good sort sold upwards from $6.00.
Quotations on sheep and lambs:
Lambs, good to choice. $9.75 @10.00;
lambs, fair to good, $9.50@9.75; lambs,
clipped, $8.00@8.60; yearlings, good to
choice light. $7.75@8.35: yearlings,
fair to choice heavy, $7.00@7.75; weth
ers, fair to choice, $6.50@7.10; ewes,
good to choice, $6.00 @6.35; ewes, fair
to good; $5.00@6.00.
A Philanthropic Farmer.
J. G. Brenizer, of Custer county,
long known as one of Custer county’s
foremost citizens and successful
farmers and stock breeders, has made
an offer to donate a public library to
Kilfoil township to be located in
Merna. The only condition to the
gift is that the township purchase a
site and vote a tax sufficient to main
tain the library. It would be an ap
propriate matter outside of the bene
fits derived, if the good people of
Merna and Kilfoil ownship conclude
to accept Dr. Brenizer’s magnificent
gift. The sum of $6,500 is suggested
as a sufficient amount to erect such a
building as would be required for the
proposed library, with perhaps an
additional sum for the purchase of
books. Merna cannot afford to pass
up the opportunity thus offered to
secure a public library, and Dr.
Brenizer is to be commended for his
splendid generosity.—Mason City
Music lovers of Omaha and Nebras
ka will get their first taste of high
class music ou January 17, when
Paderewski will give a concert in the
Municipal Auditorium.
The Paderewski concert is a part
of the concerts for charity, given by
the Omaha Retailer's association.
Everybody who has a strain of music
knows of Paderewski, and his recep
tion here will be of the most preten
tious calibre.
All that need be said is that Pader
ewski is coming. That means that
everybody will go and that a new
record for concert attendance is like
ly to be hung up.
Wichita, Kans., Dec. 28, 1915.
Editors Northwestern:
Dear Sirs.—
Enclosed find money order for $1.50
for which send me your paper for an
other year. I have been a subscriber
to the Northwestern most of the time
since 1888.
I lived in Sherman county from
June 1888 until March, 1907, so you
see I am an old timer. I think Ne
braska is as good or better than any
other place. Yours,
Piano at a Bargain.
Customer near Loup City is unable
to finish payments on piano contract.
We will turn piano over to first satis
factory party who will pay balance
either cash or five dollars per month.
Address Schmoller & Mueller Piano
Co. Omaha, Neb.
Begin saving today for your next
Christmas shopping.
Daily sellB for less.
Try Chase’s first—it pays.
Get O. E. Schlote
for Auctioneer
Terms one per cent. Make
your dates at The Northwestern
or call me at 9403.
For Light and Heavy Hauling
Loup City, Nebraska
Seven Years1 Ex
For Rates and Dates
Phone 4304
Rockville, Nebraska
St. Paul Man Cured
of Rupture Without
An Operation
Farmer, St. Paul, Neb.
Read This Letter.
St. Paul, Nebr., Nov. 19, 1915.
Dr. Rich, Grand Island, Nebr.
Dear Sir:—For nineteen years I was
troubled with a bad rupture. I tried
three different trusses but not one
would hold the rupture. On Septem
ber 18, 1915, I called at your office and
was fitted with a truss that held the
rupture, which I wore with much com
fort. Four weeks later I took only 3
treatments for the cure of my rupture
and I am now confident that I am
To any person who is ruptured I
can recommend your treatment as
safe and reliable and can say that
any one visiting your place will cer
tainly enjoy themselves while Jteing
cured. With kind regards and wishing
you much success,
Yours truly,
DR. RICH, Specialist
jrand Island, - Nebraska
[^Busincsslmdprofessi^j 4
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Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
And Bonded Abstractor
Practices In All Courts
First National Bank Building
Bonded Abstracter
Only Set of Abstract Books In County
Physician and Surgeon
Telephone Call No. 39
Physician and Surgeon
Phone 30—Office at Residence
Two Doors East of Telepone Central
j Physician and Surgeon
Office at Residence
Telepone Connection
Licensed Embalmer and
Funeral Director f
With Daily Furniture Co.
Loup City, • - • Nebraska
Plumber & Electrician
For good, clean and neat work
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Come and Get My Prices
Plumbing and Heating.
Loup City, - . . Nebraska
Dray and Transfer
Call Lumber Yards or Taylor's
Phone Brown 43
J. E. Bowman, M. O.
Carrie L. Bowman, M. D.
Physicians and Surgeons r.
Phone 114
Office Upstairs In the New State
Bank Building
Office: East Side Public Square
Phone Brown 116
Licensed Embalmer
Funeral Director
Graduate in Anatomy. Sanitary Science and Em
balming of Barnes Embalming School. New Elliptic
Springs and rubber tired Funeral Car. Calk answered
day or night. Phone 104. Lady Assotant.
Wall Paper, Paints and Varnishes
Oils and Stains
Agent for the Beatrice Creamery Co.
I will pay the highest market price for
all kinds of furs.
i At the Pool Hall Loup City, Nebraska
_ _ i
Auto Repair Bills (
Run High
when you neglect your car. The only safe
way is to bring it to us at tbe first sign of a de
fect. Better still* prevent the first break by
bringing it to us frequently for inspection.
Small repairs are less expensive in the run of
a year tban big ones.
We sell all kinds of tires and accessories—everything
for the car. It costs less to buy from us than it does to
send away for them.
Agent for the