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Loup City Northwestern
A LIVE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN A LIVE TOWN
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1916
NT MBER 40
Washington, D. C., Sep. IS.—The
irony of fate was never so apparent
as in the workings of the democratic
party. Had any one been found so
bold as to have ventured a prophecy
that the time would come when the
union soldier would see the entire
government which he saved, under
full control of the states which at
tempted to destroy it. he would have
been regarded a candidate for the
asylum, declared Representative Si
meon D. Fees, of Ohio, chairman of
the publicity committee of the na
tional republican congressional com
mittee in a statement here today.
' That time is now reached. The
south rides at the head of the pro
cession. The president and his fam
ily are southern in birth and sym
^ His cabinet is also southern, the
five controlling heads are from the
states that have less than one-fifth
of the population and bear less than
one-half of the taxation.
The senate in leaderships and
working committees is southern. The
house from speaker to doorkeeper is
southern. Seventeen out of eighteen
great committees are headed by
southern men. as follows:
Ways and Means, Kitchin, North
Appropriations. Fitzgerald. New
Banking and Currency, Glass, Vir
Judiciary, Webb. North Carolina.
Interstate and Foretgn Commerce.
Rivers and Harbors, Sparkman.
Merchant Marine, Alexander, Mis
Aguiunure. uever, auum caruima.
Foreign Affairs, Flood, Virginia.
Military Affairs. Hay. Virginia.
Xaval Affairs, Padgett. Tennessee.
Post Offices. Moon. Tennessee.
Indians. Stephens. Texas.
Insular Affairs, Jones. Virginia.
Railways and Canals, Dies, Texas.
Public Buildings, Clark. Florida.
Roads. Shackelford. Missouri.
Rules, Henry, Texas.
Here are eighteen committees
whose heads represent nine states—
one northern and eight southern. Of
these the Ways and Means. Judici
ary, Banking and Currency, Inter
state and Foreign Commerce, Foreign
Affairs. Merchant Marine. Insular
Affairs, and Rules, all have to do
with governmental attitude on ques
tions of policy; in a word, their func
tion is policy determining. The
heads of these come from southern
states, Xorth Carolina. Virginia.
Georgia, Missouri, and Texas. These
states determine the government's
attitude in policy.
On the other hand, the Appropria
tions, Military Affairs, Xaval Affairs.
Post Offices. Public Buildings. Agri
< ulture and Rivers and Harbors have
to do with not only policy but appro
priations of public money; very
largely the latter function. All these
except the first is controlled by the
south. The other large committees
are more generally administrative.
It will thus be noticed that what
the country's policy will be. is out
lined by the sixty-fourth congress
will depend upon the influence of the
chairman not one single one of whom
comes from a state north of the Ohio
river line. The committee on Ap
propriations is not a policy determ
ing committee. If it be our naval
policy, the chairman is from Tenne
see. If it be our military policy our
chairman is from Virginia. If it be
our insular policy touching the Phili
pines. our chairman is from Virginia.
If it be our interstate or foreign com
merce. he is from Georgia. If it be
our immigration policy, he is from
Alabama. If it be our merchant mar
ine. he is from Missouri. If it be our
roads, he is from Missouri. If it be
on railways and canals, he is from
An analysis of the situation of the
south in the saddle is interesting.
The eight southern states here enu
merated which have charge of these
important matters contain:
First. In population, both white
and colored, less than 20.000.000, ac
cording to the census of 1910. which
is about one-fifth of the country's
Second. In wealth they have less
than $25,000,000,000. or about one
seventh of the country’s wealth.
Third. In representation in the
house. 97 members.
It will be noticed that the State of
Virginia controls four committees of
the most significant possibilities.
This state, with a population in 1910
of 2,062,000 and wealth in 1912 of $2,
890.000,000 with ten representatives
upon the floor of the house, has four
times the importance in this congress
than all the New England States,
the Middle Atlantic states, the East
and West states, the North Central
states, and the Mountain and Paciiv
states, combined, with a population
in 1910 of 60.000,000 and wealth in
1912, amounting to nearly $148,000,
000. This state, with ten represents
fives, by virtue of the organization
of the sixty-fourth congress, exerts
more influence, four times over, if
chairmanships of committees have
any significance than all of New Eng
land, with thirty-two representa
tives; New York. New Jersey and
Pennsylvania, with ninety represen
tatives; Ohio, Indiana. Illinois, Mich
igan. and Wisconsin, with eighty-six
representatives; Minnesota. Iowa,
North Dakota, Nebraska and Kan
sas. with forty-one representatives;
and all the states west of the Rocky
Mountains; making a total of thirty
one states with 282 representatives.
These same states will cast in
1916 in the. electoral college 344
votes, or 75 more votes than are
necessary to elect a president. It
will be noted how these important
committees are assigned; to Vir
ginia. 4; to Texas. 3; to Tennessee.
3; North Carolina. 2; Missouri 2:
Florida 2; Georgia 1; 6outh Caro
lina 1. These eighteen committees,
including the rules committee, ex
cept 1. go to eight southern states.
ui me remaining tmrty-nine less
important committees, the chairman
of twenty-three go to southern states.
This leayes sixteen committees no
including the appropriations, for the
rest of the country.
The revenues or the eight southern
states that control seventeen com
mittees amounted in the fiscal year
of 1913, according to the govern
ment reports, to *53.000.000. Thar
is a trifle over one-half of the re
ceipts in the single state of New
York in the same year, that amount
reaching *101,000,000. The receipts
of Virginia, which control four of
the greatest committees, are $9,330,
000, while states which show receipts
to the amount of $315,000,000, or
thirty-five times as much, have con
trol of no important committee
When the last treasury report is ex
amined with reference to the taxa
tion for the support of the general
government, some striking facts are
disclosed. The corporation and per
sonal income taxes produced slightly
over $80,000,000 revenue. Of this
amount $41,000,000 was personal in
come and $39,000,000 from corpora
tions. Of personal and corporation
income the eight states last enu
merated, controlling eighteen com
mittees. paid $4,222,444. while New
York alone paid $27,683,743, or near
ly seven times as much. The States
of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Ohio, and Illinois, paid $23,
585,447. The eight states that con
trol these committees cast for presi
dent in 1912, 1.858.169 votes, or 400.
000 votes less than were cast in the
two states of Ohio and Pennsylvania
and only 270,000 more than were
cast the same year in the State of
Sectional in policy the Underwood
bill removed duties from twenty
products of the north, corn, oats,
wheat, wyool meats, dairy products
hay, potatoes and etc.
* Left duties on southern products,
rice, cotton, tobacco, and angora
Imports increase, revenues de
Import duty collected last republi
can year, three hundred and twenty
Import duty collected 1915 demo
cratic year, one hundred and ninety
Loss, one hundred and twenty
We have just unloaded a number of cars
of some of the finest LUMBER ever seen
in Loup City. Clean, Bright, New Stock.
Call and look this LUMBER over as it is
bound to please you. •
We Serve You Right
Mims ■■ . . . FENCE
varnishes Hansen Lumber Co. “tes
LADDERS KLEAN KOAL ■ PRICES RIGHT ^ TANKS
Concert Orchestra playing the special orchestration
written for this photo spectacle.
Two and one-fourth hours of compelling spectacle.
Starts prompt at 7:00 o’clock. Doors open at G:30.
Manager’s Note—I positively guarantee this to be the greatest stage
attraction Loup City has had since I have been here.—A. B. YOUNG.
YOU HAVE SEEN “THE BIRTH OF A NATION”
Now come and see “The Battle Cry of Peace.” The greatest and
most expensive pictures ever produced.
Some of the things you will see: 16-inch shells crash into the Hearts
of Manhattan Island. The American fleet destroyed by a fleet twice its
size and many times its power.
A foreign foe. efficient, deadly, march with brutal and amazing powers
through familiar New York streets.
You will look down upon New York from the air and see its frots
fall in the face of the greatest danger ever encountered, that of an at
tack by the long range guns of Foreign Battleships.
Loup City Opera House
TUESDAY, SEPT. 26
Seats Now on Sale
Three performances: Afternoon 3:00 o’clock. Admission, 25 and
Evening: 7:00 and 9:15 o'clock, with concert orchestra, 50-75 and $1.00.
All seats reserved. Orders for reserved seats by mail will be promptly
attended to if accompanied by cash.
Money spent last republican year,
Money spent first democratic year,
i 1,120 millions.
One hundred and twenty millions
more spent, one hundred and twenty
eight millions less collected.
Last year four southern states paid
Last year northern states paid 1
LTnder present estimates next year,
all southern states will pay ten mil
lion and all northern states will pay
Nitrate plant. mu»«e shoals, 20
Rivers and Harbors, mostly south,
Flood control. California. t>V2 m:>
lion; north, 3 million: south. 42 mil
Rural credit—especially for the
south, unlimited amount, 24.000 new
offices, mostly southern democrats.!
Here’s some facts iff Public Build
ings bill also reported July 17. 1916:
Billings, S. C., $25,000, population, i
Eminence. Ky., $40,000, population, j
Falmouth, Kv„ $25,000, population, j
Forest City, Ark., $25,000, popula- j
tion, 2,484. /
Huntsville, Tex.. $30,000, popula- !
Huntingdon, Tenn., $30,000, popu- (
Mt. Grove. Mo., $40,000, population, j
Mt. Olive, N. C., $50,000, popula
Rogersville, Tenn., $25,000, popula
When the country needs defense
August 1, 1916, militia on border:
From New York. 16.000.
From Massachusetts. 7,000.
From Pennsylvania. 9,000.
From Illinois, 11,000.
From South Carolina, 3,000.
From North Carolina, the home of
house leader and head of navy de
From Georgia, the home of the sen
ate" leader, none.
From Florida, the home of the
chairman of Rivers and Harbors, and j
Public Buildings committees, none.
From Kentucky, none, Tennessee,
none. Arkansas, none, Mississippi,
the home of chairman of Flood con
From Alabama, the home of the
Underwood bill. none.
It will be galling to the union sol
diers to know that on March 1, of
this year, this democratic house by
a vote of 74 to 5S rejected the ele
ment of loyalty as essential to col
lect southern claims against the
government arising out of the war.
A motion was then made to recom
mit the bill with instructions to in
clude loyalty as essential to a claim.
This was carried by a vote of 1S3
to 170. Every republican save one
from Tennessee, and one from Vir
ginia. voted for it. Every southern
man voted against it and a few nor
thern democrats, including McGili
cuddy, of the 2nd district of Maine.
Vote is recorded August record,
page 3877, of the present session.
The committee which has charge
of these claims is under control of a
member from Texas,
The south governs, appropriates
The north obeys, pays and defends.
This is the irony of fate-flfty years
after. It is the meaning of demo
Change of program every night at
the opera house.
FAIR APPEARS SUCCESS
Fourth Exhibition of Sherman Coun
ty Society Draws Big Crowds.
The Sherman County fair is in pr;>
press and the attendance seems to
be fully up to the expectations of the
management. Yesterday was en
trance day and exhibitors put in the
day arranging their exhibits in the
most attractive manner.
A large crowd is in attendance to
day and tomorrow will probably see
a large turnout present as it is school
children's day and the chances are
that every school in the county will
be represented. The attractions arc
said to be about the same as usual,
nothing out of the very ordinary in
the entertainment line being staged.
If the management ot .t£v fair would
put a little “pep” into the fair and
stage a few attractions that would
compete even in a small way with
those offered by other fairs, they
would probably get better crowds
and receive more support from the
local business men. a support that is
now sadly lacking.
In these days the fairs that are
successful are the ones that have at
tractions that attract and give the
visitors something to remember from
one year to the next. If the manage
ment cannot put on a racing program,
it at least could secure one attraction
that amounts to something and that
would compare favorably with the
offerings of other associations.
HOODLUMS SHAME CITY
Crowd of Young Wen Disturb Show
We have frequently remarked that
Loup City was blessed with a prettv
gentelmanly bunch of boys and
young men and have always believed
that to be the case, but it develops
that the behavior of some of the
youths at the show Wednesday was
anything but gentlemanly, strongly
bordering on ruffanism.
The Applegate shows came to our
city guaranteeing a good, clean pro
iuction and. while we did not see the
performance, we understand that the
above has lived up to its guarantee.
But, during the performance last
evening a erod'd of boys went out of
their way to disturb the performance,
cutting holes in the tent in the part
where the ladies' dressing room is
located and otherwise disturbing the
actors. The manager of the show
called for protection and Mayor R.
H. Mathew, who was present, called
cn the police officers to arrest the of
fenders, but they succeeded in escap
Anything of this kind is the poor
est advertising matter that a town
can get, as a show troup does not
hesitate to inform other attractions
Jf their reception and treatment
while in a city. The most regret
able part of the affair is that the
young gents were not caught and
?iven a fine that would have had a
moral lesson attached to it.
The pastor will preach Sunday
morning on the subject: “Sin—Its
Standing Demand." He will have
something to say upon the moral con
ditions of things in Loup City.
In the evening we will all join in a
farewell service for Brother Slocumb
at the Methodist church.
Preaching services morning and
evening. Morning subject. Fire.
B. Y. P. U. will meet at 6:30.
Everybody cordially invited to all
CASTING THE FIRST STONE.
The local gossip fac tones are re- j
veling in a fresh supply of raw ma
terial. the same being supplied by
the misfortune of a young girl of
Loup City. As is usual in such cases,
the girl in the case gets it good and
plenty, while the male that is the
cause of her humiliation and suffer
ing is alluded to merely as a fast
young man with the ladies.
It is surely a shame that in cases of
this kind that the woman victim is
made to suffer for her weakness and
the 'male of the species goes un
scathed. The woman listens to the
| empty promises of the man and when
her downfall is finally accomplished,
j the gossips of a town finish the job. if
I possible, by shunning her when she
- needs a helping hand and words of
! kiB<»n»«ia end with their creel ai l
| vicious taunts often send her to a
j life of shame.
This is the way of the world. When
. a woman commits a sin such as this
! girl committed—and she was prob
j ably more sinned against than sin
j ning—the gossips immediately take
j ihe matter into their own hands,
magnify the enormity of the offense.
| damn the woman and let the man go
his way rejoicing.
How much better it would be if
these busy bodies, instead of adding
to the misfortune of this girl, would
display the same amount of .ambi
tion in prosecuting the cause of the
girl's downfall and helping her to get
back into the esteem of society.
There is no mistake that it is not
possible to rectify and because a
girl commits one act of indiscretion
there is no reason on earth that she
should be hounded and shunned until
she welcomes the close of her earth
GAS TANK BLOWS UP
Welding Outfit Generates Too Much
Pressure and Blows Up.
Last Monday noon an acetylene
gas tank in the blacksmith shop of
James Kay became restless and
blew up the small building in which
it was stored at the other side of
the shop, to pieces. Mr. Kay was
washing near the tank at the time of
the explosion but was not injured.
Pieces of brick and iron were thrown
high in the air, one chunk of iron
narrowly missing Ora Tockey, who
was in his meat market next door.
The small buildng in which the
tank was stored was completely
wrecked by the explosion, which was
loud enough to be heard for a con
siderable distance and attracted a
LOSERS IN GOOD GAME
Loup City Team Puts Up Fast Game
But Can’t Win.
Arcadia came here Sunday and
trimmed the locals by the score of 4
to 2. The game was exciting enough
to satisfy the handful of fans who
were present, but who hated to see
the game go to Arcadia when it
seemed that- we could win.
Gilbert was on the mound for Loup
City, with Prichard acting as re
ceiver, while Pyrell took possession
of the hill for the Arcadia team. Both
! pitchers worked well and. while hit
quite freely, did well in not allow
ing more runs.
Next Sunday the Loup City team
is scheduled to go to Ashton and put
on a nine-round exhibition with the
Lost, at Jenner's park on Wednes
day, a gold locket and chain. “Mae”
engraved on locket. Finder please
leave at North western office.
BEGINS NEW GARAGE
Ground Broken For Large Brick
Building on Main Street.
A. C. Ogle on Monday morning
commenced the erection of a garage
and salesroom on the site of his
present building. The structure will
be 75x110 feet, of brick construction,
with press brick front. The new
building will contain 6,050 square
feet of floor space, which will afford
ample room for the storage and ex
hibition of cars. The repair plant
will be installed in the rear of the
A part of the building, adjoining
the Hotel Fredrick, will be two
stories high, the second floor contain
ing 16 modern rooms, which will be
used by the hotel management. Mrs.
Odendahl had contemplated adding
another story to the hotel, but with
this arrangement, it will not be
The new building will certainly be
a decided improvement for that part
of Main street. It will cost approx
imately $13,000 and the construction
work will be under the supervision
of E. J. Ohlsen. of the John Ohlsen
& Sons Company.
WHERE EXPERIENCE COUNTS.
Somebody advertises that the ap
pointment of a young man to the su
preme bench was a good thing be
cause it put “pep” into an otherwise
slow court. Maybe it will#be worth
while to look at the records which
show the following number of opin
ions written by the respective judges
during the last tow terms:
Morrissey, C. J.29
Barnes, J. 40
Letton, J. 42
Rose, J. 31
Fawcett, J. 43
Sedgwick, J. 4g
Hamer, J. 17
VOTERS MASS MEETING
Question of Ways and Means to In
crease Water Supply Discussed.
Mayor R. H. Mathew called a mass
meeting of the taxpayers of Loup
City at society hall Monday eevening
to ascertain the sentiment of the
voters in regard to the apparent de
ficiency of water supplied by the lo
cal plant for a couple of months dur
ing the summer.
The meeting was largely attended
and many took the floor and voiced
their sentiments, and recommended
various ways of overcoming the
Mayor Mathew called the meeting
to order and briefly stated the sit
uation in regard to the water supply,
stating the amount of the deficiency
and the probable causes of the same.
He stated that a committee from the
council had visited the plant at
Grand Island and were favorably im
pressed with the system in use there,
that of pumping directly into the
mains and using the reservoir as an
overflow. He said that the cost of
installing a well and pumping plant
of this kind would be about $2,600.
W. F. Mason, declared himself an
ardent advocate of oiling the streets
and saving the water that is now
used in an attempt to keep down
the dust. Mr. Mason stated that he
had visited several towns in eastern
states the past summer where the
| streets were oiled and that everyone
j was pleased with the results ob
A vote was taken on the question
of installing a new electric pumping
plant down town and it was almost
unanimously defeated, the consensus
of opinion being that the money
spent in increasing the water supply
should be expended on the present
Since the meeting the city council
j has entered into a contract with the
J Lincoln Hydraulic Company for a
j well at the present plant, to be
j equipped with a pumping jack oper
ated by the gasoline engine. This
pump will have a capacity of 53 gal
lons per minute, more than doubling
the present capacity and it is hoped
that -it will be adequate for many
years to come.
The last legislature provided a
court commission which was not re
quired to write opinions in the cases
decided by it, and required the com
mission to pass upon motions for re
hearing. The cases submitted to
the commission were to be selected
by the court. The supreme judges
construed this statute to mean that
unimportant cases were to bo dis
posed of summarily by the commis
sion. This commission has during the
past two terms, since September 20.
I court itself has during the same time
; filed opinions in 501 cases. The new
statute also provided that the court
should dispose of cases in w’hich no
I new principle was involved without
writing opinions, and during the time •
state- the court has so disposed of
sixty-four cases. During that time
793 cases were disposed of by court
and commission, besides a large num
ber dismissed by the parties or by
the court upon motion.
During the corresponding time of
the preceding year Judge Reese, who
was then chief justice, wrote thirty
seven opinions. The assistance that
experienced judges are required to
give to beginners in writing their
opinions it will be seen that it the
court could always be assisted by
judges of ability and experience the
business could be kept up to date
under these new statutes. — State
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
at Loup City in the State of Nebraska, at the close of business on September
^oans and Discounts .$238,068.21
rotal Loans .
Overdrafts, unsecured. $710.29 ....................
l? S. bonds to secure circulation (par value) . 7,000.00
rotal U. S. bonds.
Securities other than U. S. bonds (not including
stocks) owned unpledged . 514.65
rotal bonds, securities, etc.'.
Subscription to stock of Federal Reserve Bank
V^alue of banking house (if unencumbered) . 8,708.61
Equity in banking house .
Furniture and fixtures .
Vet amount due from Federal Reserve Bank
Set amount due from approved reserve agent in New
York, Chicago, and St. Louis . 7,869.47
Set amount due from approved reserve agents in other
reserve cities ... 7g Qyg -yi
3ther checks on banks in same city or town as re
porting bank ... .
Dutside checks and other cash items_............. 399 04
Fractional currency, nickels and cents_.”!!!!!!!’ 93 77
Votes of other national banks ..
?oin and certificates .
..egal tender notes .*.
L.egal tender notes .
Capital stock paid in .
surplus fund .
Jndivided profits .
L,ess current expenses, interest, and taxes paid
Vet amount due to banks and bankers ...
Circulating notes outstanding ..
udividual deposits subject to check .............
Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days
rotal demand deposits .
certificates of deposit .
rotal of time deposits ..
*•••••••••••••••••• ••• v AQ
State of Nebraska, County of Sherman, ss:.
I, L. Hansen, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemenly swear that the
ibove statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
?a£S»Crribed and 8Worn t0 before me this 20th day of September, 1916
Correct—Attest: K H MATHEW- Noterj Public.
C. H. Ryan, A. B. Outhouse, W. F. Mason, Directors,
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