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H VOLUME XXXV. ' LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1916 NUMBER 41
NEW PLANT EQUIPPED;
E. N. Baxter, a reprerentative of,
the Johnston & Jennings Company, of
Cleveland. Ohio, accompanied by j
Mrs. Baxter, arrived in Loup City on
Monday evening. Mr. Baxter is here
to make the final adjustments to the
big Loomis oil engines being installed
by the Loup City Electric Light and
Power company. Mr. Baxter expects
to have one of the engines running
the latter part of this week.
The Loomis engine is copsidered
w o be one of the most powerful and
1 f economical engines on the market to
day. It burns a variety of crude oil
and generates its power by expansion
of the burning oil instead of by ex- j
H % plosion of the gas. The company in
stalling the engines makes a number
Hp 1 of claims as. to the merit of .the ma
(Cdg chines, dwelling particularly on the
simplicity of the same, the absence
of numerous springs and other points
that tend to bring the repair bills
to a minimum.
Each engine requires another en- |
gine to start it, these starting en- i
It gines being of the auto engine type,
the SO-horse power engine requiring
f a 20-horse power motor to start it.
The fuel is pumped from an under
ground reservoir at the rear of the
building, which holds a carload of oil.
The tower system of cooling is used
for both engines, the water being
pumped from a cistern to the en
gines and after being used is forced
to the top of a tower where it flows
over a wire screen and returns to the
The building housing the plant was
<onstructed by John Ohlsen & Sons
e4id is fireproof throughout. The 1
roofing preparation was put on by C.
R. Sweetland. and is guaranteed to
waterproof the same for many years.
The cement tanks, both for water
and oil were built by J. A. Reiman
and the floor of the building and j'
other cement works was also done by
Mr. Reiman and his crew. The deco '
* rating of the office and display rooms
was the work of E. F. Jones.
In this article we must not omit
(Q Xelson Smith, who will have charge
of the new plant. Mr. Smith has i
worked night and day since the ar
rival of the machinery and put in i
the foundations for the engines and
generators, superintended the mov
ing of all the machinery, and also i
superintended the work generally.
His labors considerably lessened
the work for Mr. Baxter, as that
gentleman found the machinery al- '
most ready for the last adjustments
on his arrival here.
The new engines are fully guaran
teed by the Johnston & Jennings
company and we are confident that
w hen the new plant is running, Loup
City will have a light and power
plant that will generate all the light
and power that the city will have
use for. Mr. Taylor has spared no
expense in fitting up the plant and
with his hustling son, Earl, as man
ager of the plant, there is no doubt
that the Loup City equipment will be
kept up to the minute in the point
Anna Elizabeth Dunker. was born
February 15, 1846, at Wilhelmsha
ten. Germany. She was married in
March in the year 1869 to Henry
Dunker, to which happy union two
3hildren were born, Wm. and Fred.
In the year of 1874 in Octolter, she
fame with her husband and family \
to the United States and lived at
Omaha, Nebraska for two and one
half years when the family came to
Sherman county to take up a home
stead. As pioneers they endured all
those hardships with which the old
settlers are well acquainted.
It was in the year 1878 when one I
3f those dreaded prairie fires closed
in on their cozy little home. In th"
attempt to extinguish the flames the
sister of Mrs. Dunker was so severe
y wounded that she died later of the
affects of the flames. The deceased
also in the attempt to save her sis
:er, was badly injured by the flames.
3Ut recovered after a long hard
struggle for life.
About twelve years ago Mr. and
Mrs. Dunker moved off their farm,
and lived in the town of Ashton for
about four years, when they moved
:o Loup City and lived here ever
since. For the last sixteen years the
leceased was afflicted with bron
■hial troubles, and at times she suf
rered more or less of catarrh. Her
ailments became more severe just
wo days before her death. Her sons
were summoned to her bedside. On
ruesdav, September 12. about 12:30
)’clock she passed quietly and with
>ut pain into the great beyond. '
She leaves to mourn her death her
sereaved and broken hearted aged
lusband. her two sons, Wm., resid
ng in Lincoln and Frederick, living
at Rockville, two daughters-in-law.
iix grandchildren and a large circle
>f friends and acquaintances.
The deceased was a very good
woman. a mother to all that got in
■lose touch with her. May she rest
n peace and awaken at the great
•esurrection day in a more blissful
sphere. She arrived at the age of
’0 years, 6 months and, 26 days.
The funeral was held last Thurs
lay at the German Evangelical
7hurch, of which she was a very
'aithful member, the Rev. Otto
Schulze officiating. The remains
were laid to rest at the Evergreen
for ■ |
all ages \
Come in and see me
before you buy
Clothing and Famishing*
We have just unloaded a number of cars
of some of the finest LUJV1BER 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
PAINTS „ - . - FENCE
varnishes Hansen Lumber Co. «tes
LADDERS KLEAN KOAL - PRICES RIDNT TARNS II
PEACE PICTURE PLEASES
Large Audience Witnesses Produc
tion of Timely Picture.
Manager Young certainly made
good his assertion that in presenting
“The Battle Cry of Peace” he would
give to Loup City threatre goers the
best picture that had ever been
shown here. Disregarding the item
of expense. Mr. Young worked early
and late to advertise and herald this
attraction that all might have an op
portunity to see it. From a financial
standpoint, the chances are that the
picture was not a gold mine, as the
house was not entirely filled, but Mr.
Young states that the satisfaction of
pleasing the patrons of the house is
worth much to him. The playing of
the orchestra was a feature that can
not be too strongly spoken of, as the
music runs almost the entire time of
the picture, and fits into the many
scenes to perfection.
Mr. Young announces that he se
cured the production of "The Birth of
a Nation.” a companion piece of “The
Battle Cry of Peace,” for some time
early in November. It will undoubt
edly draw a large crowd, probably
larger than any former future. Also
in another column will be found the
announcement of the start on next
Saturday evening of another serial,
“The Diamond From the Sky,” which
will be shown on each Saturday night
thereafter. ' .
BOOSTERS VISIT TOWN.
Several autos loaded with dry
amendment boosters swooped down
on Loup City Tuesday afternoon and
instilled a liberal amount of enthusi
asm into the local "drys.” The party
was chaperoned by Frank A. Harri
son. of Lincoln, and consisted of the
following; J. J. Boucher. Omaha; A.
M. Perry. Omaha; Charles Loeb.
Biron, Neb.; Senator W. F. Dale and
Mrs. Dale, Denton, Neb.; Isabel
Hanes, Atkinson, Neb., who was the
singer of the party; Mildred Jones,
John Long, in his usual tactful and
pleasing manner introduced Mr. Har
rison, and after his talk he, in turn,
introduced J. J. Boucher, of Omaha.
Quite a representation was out to
hear the arguments for the proposed
prohibition amendment, but had the
coming of the party had more publci
ty, it would have been greeted by a
larger number of our people.
This party is only one of several
booster parties that are now touring
the state, and Mr. Harrison stated
that his party had visited one hun
dred and ten towns.
TO GIVE BAND CONCERT.
Director R. N. Prichard informs us
that the band is contemplating giv
ing a concert in the near future. It
will probably consist of band select
tions, instrumental and vocal solos
and specialties by all the talent it
is possible to get together.
The band has made good progress
under Director Prichard's magic
3tick and now the band is in shape
to play with any organization of its
instrumentation in the state. The
exact date of the concert has not yet
been announced, but it will be given
in the near future.
WORK BEGUN ON GARAGE.
Work on the A. C. Ogle garage has
been commenced, the brick arriving
for the same this week. Workmen
are busy tearing down and salvaging
the old building and, under the su
pervision of "Dutch” . Ohlsen, the
work will be rushed as rapidly as
The repair department has been
removed to the old Criss garage and
Mechinician Young is handling his
end of the business there without in
terruption by the building opera
tions. The Hotel Frederick yester
iay moved the furniture that was in
the rooms upstairs over the garage
to the basement of the hotel.
“WHAT DO YOU KNOW?”
How many times have you been
isked that indentical question by the
sditor of this paper? Ibo many times
to remember, perhaps.
Now let us suggest that you change
the accepted order of procedure for
one that would be a vast improve
Instead of waiting for us to ask
>ou, suppose you just take the initia
tive and tell us, or write us, or phone
11s what you know in the nature of
That little piece of information you
Save revolving around in your crani
im may not be of great importance to
pou. but to others it may be of vital
interest—may even be of considerable
Every piece of news you read in
this paper we have received from
some source or other. The efforts of
these people make the paper of
greater interest and value to you.
Now suppose you reciprocate and
lo as much for them. Tell us what
With the tremendous amount of
brains in evidence in this country it
is passing strange that we can not
marshal sufficient inventive genius to
manufacture our own dye stuffs and
other commodities that are cut off by
the war in Europe. We are a great
people in some respects, but pigmies
Money again! John D. went to
church the other Sunday, smiled a
time or two, and immediately the
whole country was bulletined to the
effect that he was enjoying himself
Immensely in Cleveland.
I. C. Smith, of Loup City, was in
j town on business last Thursday.
Big dance in the Rockville opera
house, Saturday, September 30.
Dan Bushhousen. of Grand Island.
I w-as in town on business last Tues
Sofus Olson went to Grand Island
to have some dental work done, Mon
Wm. Stott sold a bunch of cattle
' to a Mr. Yanda, of Ravenna. Monday
; afternoon. ^
P. K. Pederson, of Ashton, was a
Rockville visitor Monday afternoon
j of this week.
Sheriff Williams, of Loup City, was
a Rockville visitor Monday afternoon
! of this week.
S. C. Fletcher shipped a carload of
live stock to the South Omaha mar
ket last Monday.
The kensington club met at the;
home of Miss Myrtle Dwehus last
Gray & Olson shipped a carload of
hogs to the South Omaha market on
Peter Jensen, of Boelus. was a busi- j
ness visitor at this place Tuesday af
ternoon of this week.
Quite a few people from this place !
went up to Loup City to attend the j
fair, Friday of last week.
Dr. Bowman and Mike Mulick, of j
Loup City, were in town on business I
Wednesday of last week.
Joseph Jankowski and Louis Jam- i
rog. of Ashton, were Rockville visi- !
tors on business Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Margaret McFadden went to j
Loup City on the motor Tuesday, re
turning again Wednesday morning. I
Peter Rowe, of Loup City, was in !
town on business last Monday. He I
returned to his home on the afternoon
F. C. Sundstrom left for Chicago
the fore part of this week where he is
taking a complete course in the study
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stephens went
to Omaha on the morning motor on
Tuesday to take in the Ak-Sar-Ben
and visit relatives.
School was dismissed on Friday of
last week on account of the county
fair as that day was set aside as
school day at the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Dickinson. Mrs.
C. Nielson. Mrs. F. Dwehus and Mi.ss
Myrtle Dw’ehus. autoed over to Ra
venna Tuesday afternoon.
Garret Lorenz, of Ashton, our
democratic candidate for County
Treasurer, was in this vicinity cam
paigning, Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Dwehus and Alice
Dwehus went to Omaha Wednseday
on the morning motor to take in the
Ak-Sar-Ben and to visit relatives.
Louie Hansen. Dennis Christensen
and W. R. Henkens autoed via the
Hupmobile route in the latter’s car
to Omaha early Monday morning.
The Rockville baseball team met
with defeat at the hands of the Loup
City team the last day of the fair,
the final score resulting jn a 10 to 7
victory for Loup City.
ivnss juveiyn rsieison, who is
teaching school in District No. 54,
was taken quite sick last Tuesday
and had to be taken home. She is
better at this writing. *
The St. Paul boosters came through
this burg at 12:30 p. m. Wednesday
boosting for their fair which will be
held at St. Paul some time during
the first part of October.
George Wickstrom came up from
Palmer Wednesday of last week to
take Frank Sundstrom's place in the
barber shop this winter as FranlT is
going to go to school in Chicago.
Wednesday evenng of last week the
Rebeccah and Odd Fellow lodges
gave a dance and supper to the mem
bers and families of the two lodges.
A most enjoyable time was had by
all those present.
An auto load of dry campaign
speakers came through here at 10:30
a. m.. Wednesday stopping a few
minutes to tell about "State Wide
Prohibition? and we must confess
the speech was ratehr “Dry.”
Five auto loads of young people
from this place went to Boelus last
Saturday evening to take in the dance
and baseball banquet which was
given in honor of the Boelus team
winning the penant in the Sherman
Howard league this season.
Take Advantage of a Loup City Citi
When the back begins to ache,
Don’t wait until backache beeomes
'Till kidney troubles develop;
’Till urinary troubles destroy night's
Profit by a Loup City woman's ex
Mrs. Wm. A. Coon, Loup City, says:
“Sometime ago I had a pretty severe
attack of kidney complaint. My back
and hips pained and ached for days at
a time. The kidney secretions were
unnatural. We had been reading so
much about Doan’s Kidney Pills that
I decided to try them and they cured
me in short order.”
Price, 50c. at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
cured Mrs. Coon. Foster-Milbum
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Change of program e\tery night at
the opera houae.
BIG RALLY NEXT WEEK
Republican Speaker to be Here Wed
Chairman Aaron Wall announces
;hat on Wednesday evening, October
4. that Dr. W. A. Hunsberger will
speak in Loup City on the political
issues at present under discussion.
Dr. Hunsberger is an orator of recog
nized ability and is particularly well
informed on the questions of inter
est to the voters pf the state.
All are invited to come out and
hear Dr. Hunsberger. whether of the
republican faith or not. The repub
licans of the county are especially
urged to be present and participate
in this meeting.
A BUSINESS CHANGE.
On Wednesday of this week C. C.
Cooper sold his store fixtures and
grocery stock, all of the notions and
part of the dry goods to J. A. Arnett
& Son. The work of invoicing the
stock was started today, the new
firm expecting to take possession on
Saturday. Mr. Cooper will remove
the stock not purchased by the Ar
netts to another building and dispose
of it at a special sale, providing that
ne does not dispose of it otherwise
within the next few days. Mr. Cooper
becomes the owner of a house and
some lots in Loup City by the trans
Mr. Cooper has been engaged in
business in Loup City for a number
of ears and has alyaws enjoyed a
very liberal patronage.
Arnett & Son were engaged in the
hardware business here for several
years, selling out to D. T. Plants &
Son a few months ago. The members
of the new firm are well known local
ly and throughout the country and
no doubt will succeed in their new
line of business.
MANY ATTEND THE FAIR.
The Sherman county fair closed
last Friday. There apeared to be a
pretty good attendance, but some say
that it was not as largely attended as
vast year. All the concessions seemed
to be enjoying a good run of business.
Wo have not been informed as to
how the fair was financially, but sup
pose that the association will be able
to pay all the premiums offered. As
far as the attractions were con
cerned, there seemed to be general
dissatisfaction concerning the offer
ing, there being nothing in the way
of entertainment outside of the ball
games and they were not fast
enough to give any particular thrill.
Sunday morning at 10:30 the Com
munion of the Lord's Supper will be
observed, and we want to urge every
member of the church to make a
special effort to be present. If there
are any who desire to unite with the
church, please let the pastor know
at once, and arrange to meet the
session at 10:00 o’clock Sunday morn
In the evening at 7:30 there will
again be a union service at the Meth
odist church to welcome the hew
Regular services in the morning,
in the evening we will all join in
a union service at the Methodist
church, to welcome the new pastor.
B. Y. P. U. at 6:30 sharp. Let us
all be present.
THEATRE CHANGES HANDS.
This week A. B. Young sold his
moving picture machine and lease on
the Daddow theatre building to A. G.
Hunt and son, Arthur, of Ravenna.
Mr. Hunt expects to move his family
to Loup City in the near future. The
landnew management will call it the
'Garland Theatre.” Messrs. Hunt will
:ake charge of the theatre on October
new management wrill call it the
l. Mr. Young has not decided on his
plans for the future but will probably
remain in Loup City.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Janulewicz re
turned home from Ashton Wednes
day, where they had been visiting
Mrs. Otto Rettenmayer returned
to her home at Arcadia Wednesday
evening, after having visited here a
short time with many friends.
John Augustyn, Andrew Kowalski.
Andrew Wytaski and Andrew Mostek
went to Columbus Tuesday in Mr.
Kowalski’s car. From Columbus
they will go to Wheeler county to
look at some land, and expect to
spend four days on the trip.
Manager J. A. Thompson, of the Ra
renna Creamery company, has been
taking a hard-earned vacation the
past week or two, visiting friends
snd relatives in several of the near
by Jowns. E. J. Wilson, the field
man for the company, has been tak
ing Mr. Thompson’s place during
the latter’s trip.
Beginning Tuesday, October 3, we
will run William Fox features Tues
day night during the entire month of
October. These are all good. Come
and see the first one and you will see
the others.—Garland Theatre.
HOUSES FOR RENT.
One five room and one six room
house for rent Inquire at Hotel
ARE IN FINE CONDITION
Many are the favorable comments
being made on the excellent condi
tions of Loup City’s streets and al
leys, not only by our home people,
but by visitors to the town. The
city marshal, S. F. Renolds, assisted
by George Hosier, and under the .su
pervision and advice of John Ohlsen
and C. C- Cooper, the council com
mittee on streets and alleys, have
accomplished wonders in the way of
grading and dragging the streets.
The weeds have also all been cut and
removed and there is a general and
satisfactory look of neatness to the
streets that has been noticeably ab
sent heretofore. Mayor Mathew
takes a great deal of interest in the
beautifying of the city and it is too
bad that a mayor will not serve more
than one term and continue the
work that has started under his ad
At the same time, a business man
cannot be blamed for not wanting the
job or mayor more than one term, as
there are numerous times when he
must actually neglect his own bu3i
ness to attend to things pertaining
to the city. The same applys to the
members of the council, although
they are not made the official recep
ient of all the troubles of various
citizens as much as the mayor.
We think that we now have a good
and efficient crew of officers of the
city government and we hope that
they will remain next year and con
tinue the work that has been started.
We hope that next year a movement
will be inaugurated such as is in
vogue in other towns, that of offer
ing prizes for the best kept lawns,
flower gardens, etc. In many other
towns no larger than Loup City the
commercial clubs are responsible for
these prizes and the improved ap
pearances of a city certainly justi
fies the small expenditures. Several
towns that we know of have almost
entirely eliminated the dandelion
pest by offering prizes to school
children for the most plants ex
tracted by the roots.
Loup City has a mast excellent lo ,
cation for beautification and with the
prospects of unlimited water for next
season and with the many new
. Tossings and sidewalks that have
been and are now being built, we
will have ft chance next year to
make our town one that visitors will
remark about whereveP they may be.
A HOME WEDDING.
Ora L. Tockey and Miss Florence
Reed were married at the home of
the bride’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. W.
P. Reed, of Loup City, on Tuesday
morning, September 26. at 6 o’clock
p. m„ Rev. J. L. Dunn performing
the ceremony. •
Only immediate members of the
families of the couple were present.
After the ceremony a sumptuous wed
ding breakfast was served, the hap;
py young couple departing on the
motor for Grand Island. They expect
to be gone a week or more, visiting
several points in the state.
Mrs. Tockey is^the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Reed and
is a young woman of exceptional qual
itiies and is much esteemed by ail
who know her. Mr. Tockey is the
proprietor of the Pioneer Meat mar
ket and is one of Loup City’s most
progressive young businese men. The
best wishes of The Northwestern
and a host of other friends will fol
low them through their married jour
BIVji LANU dALt IUMUKKUW.
One of the biggest land sales ever
held in the county will be held at the
southwest corner of the court house
square in Loup City tomorow, Septem
ber 29th sale commencing at 1
oclock, p. m. At this sale 920 acres of
Sherman County land will be put up
at auction to the highest bidder. The
land consists of four tracts, 240, 320,
320 and 40 acres. Col. E. Walters and
Col. E. A. Keeler will cry the sale and
Wr. F\ Mason will act as clerk. Liber
al terms will be given purchasers of
this land. We believe that it will pay
any one contemplating buying land
to attend this sale. All four offerings
are choice land and a large number of
prospective buyers are expected to be
present at this sale.
Well improved 160 acre
farm. Will lease, for three
years to right man. Want fall
wheat put in.—W F. MA
Miss Marie Scott went to McAl- *
pine Wednesday evening where she
will work for a while.
One of the strongest serials ever produced. Fea
turing the great star, Lottie Pickford.
Saturday, October 7
Four reels and one reel comedy
every Saturday night
Be sure and get started on the first chapter of this
Serial. Lasts seven weeks.
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