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Loup Qty Northwestern
A LIVE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN J A LIVE TOWN
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1916
SURVIVAL OF FITTEST
Of recent years volumes have been
written in defense of the scheme of
life defined in the above phrase.
Its advocates refer us to nature in all
h$r wondrous workings the manner
in which she accurately fulfills the
bibical promise that “to him that
hath shall be given; but from him
that hath not, shall be taken away
even that he hath.”
Perhaps no scheme of life half so
pernicious has ever been promul
gated by sane men in any age of the
worW True, nature, in the person of
the wtrute, works strictly along this
line. It is absolutely necessary there.
It is necessary from the fact unless
every energy of the brute were given
to the task of preserving self, then
self, as represented by the brute,
fuould soon cease to exist.
Scientists define the tdifference be
tween man and the brute thusly: The
brute knows, but knows not that it
knows. Man knows, and knows that
he knows. And in these truths lie
the great danger to humanity of the
•'survival of the fittest” theory. The
brute, knowing not that it knows,
recognizes absolutely no rights but its
own. For it the question of right does
f rot exist. Nature has equipped it to
l ake of self the very best specimen
possible, even to the absorbing in
Many instances of the rights and
a ery persons of all others. That is
i s first instinct, and were any other
course followed it would be fatal to
the life of the brute creation.
But when, through the faithful ad
herence to this primal instinct, the
r brute has reached brute perfection—
v. ell. it's nothing but a brute anyway.
A magnificent brute it may be, but
merely a brute.
With man. however, the reverse
is true. Knowing, and knowing that
he knows, he consequently must know
that he has rights. That being the
case, he is compelled to know that
all others who are in every way as
essential as himself must have rights
coequal with his own. Therein lies
his utter futility of attempting to
u^urp any of the rights of others with
fujk doing violence to his own char
i.‘™r. In brief, the moment he at
tempts to survive at the expense of
the weaker brother, just that moment
he becomes most emphatically the
/ “unfittest” in every sense of the brute
sense. He becomes as the brute.
So much for “the survival of the
But what about the survival of the
That is a subject that might well
engage the attention of the advocates
of eugenics and other would-be “up
lifters.” of the human race. Go after
the man who has never had a chance
(and give him a character. Lift up
; the brother who has fallen by the way
I and start him on the road again. En
! courage the despondent. Help the
I weak. Strive to equalize the bur
dens of life. If all would act thus
there soon would be no unfit. All
would be fit.
“The survival of the “fittest,” as ap
plied to man, means a race of spleu
The “revival of the “unfittest,” as
' applied to man,, means an ultimate
aproach to the grand ideal conceived
in his creation.—“In the Image of his
Theodore Roosevelt gave utterance
to crtie phrase which should make his
name immortal, will make it so. He
will be remembered by future genera
tions as the one who demanded for
every man a “square deal"—a sermon
in a sentence.
NORTH LOUP VS. LOUP CITY.
The Loup City high school foot bail !
team played a clean hard game with I
North Loup Friday afternoon. The
game was marked by some poor plays |
on both sides. In the first quarter
North Loup was successful in getting
away with a forward pass for a touch
In the second quarter the North
Loup team scored on a costly fumble
made by the Loup City team.
The Loup City boys began then to
wake up and realize something of the
game and went the length of the field
on a punt, held the North Loup team
for downs and on line smashes made
their own downs time after time. It
was in this quarter that North Loup
used a spread formation and shift
for a forward pass and scored a
touchdown, the score standing 19 to 0
North Loup failed on two good kicks.
The last quarter showed good play
ing on the part of Loup City. They
had solved North Loup formations
and lacked only a few yards of a
The North Loup team returns the
game here on October 20. Everybody
boost for the home team. For inex
perienced men and the first game
Loup City has nothing to be ashamed
of as the team they played have not
been beaten in the last two years.
Under Coach Davidson the lineup
will be changed and the men ready
to play a better game than ever. The
weak points in the team are now j
known and the Loup City high will j
win next game.
Many a swell dresser has a dirty
Hell is a hot one, and so is home
when an irate wife is after you.
Come in and see me
before you buy
L. G. LOFHOLM
Clothing and Furnishings
COLLARS, VEILS AND POCKETS
Collars, veils, pockets and longer skirts Dame Hashion’s fail decree.—News Item.
TAKE OVER THEATRE.
On Monday morning A. G. Hunt and
son took possession of the Daddow
theatre, which they have rechristened
"The Garland Theatre." On that even
ing they presented one the Fox pro
ductions and it proved to be one of
the J>est features that has been shown
here this season. The Fox produc
tions are noted for the excellence of
the photography and the individual
tv of the actors and it is safe to say
that when Loup City people realize
the charm of these features, the house
will be well filled on the dates on
which they appear.
The management also announce;
that Mr. C. T. Smithers. business
manager of the great production.
"The Birth of a Nation,” was here
on Monday, and made arrangements
to bring that show to Loup City on
November 8 and 9. This spectacular
production carries an orchestra of
twelve pieces and will give two shows
each day, one at 2:15 and one at
8:15 p. m. Many of those who have
witnessed “The Birth of a Nation” and
“The Battle Cry of Peace” seems to
favor the former chow in point of
magnificence. There is no doubt that
the production will be greeted by ca
pacity houses at all four perform
TOM THUMB WEDDING.
The Tom Thumb wedding to be
given Friday evening at the opera
house, under the auspices of the
Ladies’ Aid of the Baptist Church,
will be an entertainment lastinf from
one to one and a half hours, anti of
one continuous performance the en
tire time. t
• On the whole, the entertainment is
one continuous round of such clean,
wholesome fun as only children can
furnish, and everyone will go away
rested and refreshed from witnessing
The Tom Thumb wedding will be
composed of twenty little boys and
forty little girls ranging.jn ages from
three to nine years. Costumes will
be furnished free by the company put'
ting on the play.
Everybody turn out Friday evening
and enjoy a hearty laugh.
Tickets may be secured at Swan
son’s drug store.
My eight room house. Good barn
and outbuildings with twelve lots--in
cherry and plum trees. Also 4% acres
of land and another tract of 3% acres
all in alfalfa and fenced chicken tight.
Nearly new two seated spring wagon
and a Jersey red sow with six pigs.—
Cold Wave Coming!
BUY YOUR WINTER’S COAL HOW
Cars are scarce now at the mines and coal is go
ing to be hard to get later on and prices are bound
to be higher.’
We have most any kind you want. Clean,
Bright, Long Burning.
STORM WINDOWS AND DOORS SAVE YOU
PUT THEM ON NOW.
ANYTHING YOU WANT IN LUMBER.
HANSEN LUMBER CO.
SPEAKS FOR HUGHES
Dr. Hunzderger Picks Wilson Admin
istration to Pieces.
Dr. Wesley Hunzderger. of New
York, addressed a fair-sized crowd at
Society hall last evening. His re
marks were frequently greeted with
applause by the republicans and up
roarious silence by the democrats
who were present, as 4)r. Hunzderger
proceeded with his speech and dis
sected the work of the Wilson regime.
Dr. Hunzderger was introduced by
J. S. Pedler in the latter’s free and
easy manner, and after a few intro
due-tor remarks. Dr Hunf-’arger pre
sented the candidacy of Mr. Hughes
and enumerated a formidable arrav
of facts showing the incompetency of
the present incumbent of the presi
He dwelt emphatically on the easy
and frequency with which Mr. Wilson
changes his views on public ques
tions. switching as fast as possible
in order to get the votes. He showed
that Mr. Hughes was the pioneer in
fhe matter of labor legislation and
that President Wilson, at the time he
was at the head of Princeton univer
sity was strictly against organized
labor and spoke against trade unions.
The European war and the vacillat
ing policy of Wilson toward belliger
ent nations who have interferred
with our commerce also come in for
a vigorous scoring, as did the farce
that has been going on with Mexico
for some time and that seems liable
to coiflinue as long as Wilson and the
democratic party are in power.
Dr. Hunzderger was not greeted by
as large as crowd as would have been
present had it not been for a conflict
in dates, the commercial club having
a meeting scheduled for the same
hall last evening. Dr. Hunzderger
went from here to Ord, where he will
speak this evening.
REV. SLOCUMB WELCOMED.
The congregation of the McCabe
Mefhodist Episcopal church wel
comed its new pastor. Rev. L. V. Slo
cumb, Sunday morning. Rev. Mr.
Slocumb outlined plans for the com
ing ivear in a manner that promises
advancement. Continuation of build
ing operations in the spring, the com
pletion of the $75,000 brick church,
the enlargement of the scope of ac
tivities and the cementing of fellow
ship .bonds were emphasized by Dr.
For three years he has been the
Methodist pastor at Loup City. He
fills the position vacated by Rev. W.
R. Underwood, who has been assigned
to the Church at Blair, Neb. Dr. Slo
cumb was introduced to the congre
gation by John Lewis, chairman of
the board of trustees.
“Wist ye not that I must be about
my father’s business,” was the theme
of the new pastor’s opening sermon.
MOVES TO MURPHY.
Vic Swanson finished packing his
goods the first of this week and will
ship them to Murphy, Neb., where he
will open up a general store. Mr.
Swanson built a new store building
at Murphy and will probably work up
a large business there, as Murphy is
located in a splendid farming com
munity. Mr. Swanson had a good
business here but thinks that better
opportunities are open in his new lo
cation. The many friends of the
Swanson’s will regret to see them
leave Loup £ity “ and Ohe best of
wishes will follow them to their new
HOUSES FOR RENT.
One five room and one six room
house for rent. Inquire at Hotel
Try Chase’s first—it pays.
WEDDED TUESDAY MORNING.
Miss Louise Bartunek. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Bartunek, was
united in marriage to Mr. Jerry Peti
ka. of Ord. Tuesday morning. The '
ceremony was performed at the St.
Josephat’s church at 8:30 o'clock by
the Rev. Father Jarka in the presence*
of relatives and a number of invited ,
The bridesmaids were Misses Lu
cille Baftunek and Barbara Petcka.
while the groom was attended by <
Messrs. Eddie Hurst, of Harwell, and
The bride is well and favorably
known to all Loup City people, and
for some time has been the book
ker per of the Ravenna Creamery com
panv of this place. The groom is one
of the prosperous young farmers in
the Ord neighborhood and the coupl
will live on his farm. The young
couple have the congratulations of a
host of friends here and in neighbor
ing towns where they are known.
The out-of-town guests were: Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Rossa. north of Loup
City, Frank Petcka and family, of Ord. '
Mr. and Mrs. John Petcka. of Ord.
Mr. and Mrs. Beran. of Ord. Mr. and .
Mrs. Koesh, of Ord. and Grandma
Hurt and Joseph Nesiba, of Farwell I
The new pastor and wife were very
much cheered by the reception given
them at the union service at this
church last Sunday evening. We wilt
be glad to reciprocate at every op
portunity. We desire to serve not
only the Methodist church but the
community in every way possible. We
want the good will of everybody in
and around Loup City and will be
around getting acquainted very soon.
Tell us of the sick and those who are
shut in. We want to visit them. We
want to be helpful. We have already
become boosters for Loup City. Our
services are at your command.
Next Sunday, at 10:30 the sermon
subject will be. “Christ Our Pattern.”
At 7:30. “Masculine Character.” We
will be glad to see a big attendance
of young men. You will certainly en
joy the music by the morning choir
and evening chorus and the special
piano selections. The public is cor
dially invited. Sunday school at
11:30. Epworth League at 6:30.
VINCENT R. BEEBE.
Regular communion service follow
ing the morning sermon. An oppor
tunity will be given any who desire
to unite with the church.
B. Y. P. U. at 6:30 sharp.
Song and gospel service, at 7:30.
Everybody come to all of these ser
The pastor will preach Sunday
morning at 10:30 o’clock from the sub
ect: “Sin, Its Evolution.” and in the
evening at 7:30 from the subject:
“The Sin of Achan.” We extend a cor
dial invitation to attend these ser
Sunday, October Sth, is Sunday
School Day, and it is also Rally Day!
in our school. If you have gotten j
cut of the habit of attending Sabbath !
school, start again next Sabbath, and
if you have not the habit, get it.
Great Britain has placed in the
United States an order for J125.000,
000 worth of copper. In spite of the
fact that copper is one of the most
necessary metals used in modern
warfare the Democratic party denies
that this is a war order.' Perhaps
John Bull is going to use this 440,000,
000 pounds of copper to coin tuppence
H. L. Grassmueck returned from a
business trip to Lincoln, Tuesday.
LOCAL INTEREST ITEMS
Louis Spahr was a passenger '.o
St. Paul, Wednesday, to attend the
St. Paul fair.
, C. C. Cooper is moving his stock
of dry goods into the Tony A. Gze
hoviak building this week.
Harry Hinman went to Rockville,
Wednesday, to repair several of the
telephone lines that were out.
T. W. O. Wolf was a passenger to
Comstock, Wednesday, to survey a
ditch for the Comstock precinct.
Dr. Marcy has so far recovered
from his recent attack of rheumatism
:hat he is able to attend to his office
Mrs. Wm. Criss and daughter, Mrs.
L. A. Bangs, went to St. Paul, Wed
nesdav. to attend the fair. They re
turned in the evening.
Senator Hitchcock, democratic
candidate for reelection, will be here
next Tuesday and will speak at the
opera house in the evening after the
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Domgard re
turned home on Wednesday even
ing from Ashton, where Mr. Dom
gard has been working the past few
Howard Adamson, who has been
working with his father, at Seward,
file past month, returned home on
Monday evening for a few days' visit
with his mother.
C. W. McClung resigned his posi
ion at Graefe’s pharmacy last week,
'■oyd Copeland of Washing, Iowa, ar ,
i /ed here on Saturday to take the po j
ition resigned by Mr. McClung.
A new record has been established
in the Loup City golf court by M.
■Vorlock. The previous record wa*
which stood for a long time.
Vorlock smashing the record the
vher day by making the course jn
Jack Pageler. Wm. Simpson and C*
J. Waggoner have returned from an
xtended auto trip through western
-'ebraska and Wyoming. The trip was
nade in Mr. Pageler’s auto and 1.400
niles were covered* in about two
Charles A. Chappell, of Minden. '■
lemocratic candidate for state sena
or from this district and C. W.
rumble, of Hazard, candidate for
epresentative. were here Tuesday to
ittend the democratic love feast held
The Loup City Novelty works is no
nore. L. C. Brown moved his ma
hinery to Grand Island this week
and will establish himself there. Mr.
Brown said that he was not moving
because of lack of business but be
cause he wished to be located; in
a larger town.
Loup City patrons of the Light &
Power company having been using
juice from the smaller of the two new
engines for the past week. The new
machine runs as smooth as a top ,and
seems to have /more than enough
power. The larger of the two engines
will be read for service this week and
with the two on the job there will be
no more weak lights or lack of power.
FOR MORE WATER.
The Lincoln Hydraulic company
have begun work on the new well at
the reservoir. Part of the needed ma
terial is not here and the work will
proceed with dispatch, it being the de
sire of the city council to have the
plant in first class shape before the
setting in of cold weather.
The company doing the work is an
expert in this line and we predict that
when the present improvements to the
water plant are made that the service
will be sufficient to supply the patron
with all the water necessary for lawn
and garden sprinkling, as well as to
allow the dust niusance to be curbed.
Mr. Grassmueok gave the school a
short talk last Wednesday.
Clara Peters, of St. Paul, registewd
for school work here Monday.
Mrs. Gallawav visited the girl’s
gymnasium Tuesday afternoon.
Cecil Draper has been absent three
days this week, doing farm work.
“Is wf, the right way to spell wife.’’
Teachers answer. “What are we to
do with some of these dreamers.”
During a discussion in English
class about the shorter method of
spelling, a bright young man ques
Mr. Graefe has presented the high
school wijh a new pennant. The
champion class in athletics will win
School was dismissed last Friday
at 2 o’clock in order that all who
wished might attend the game.
Eight auto loads went up.
The gymnasium girls are working
hard and making rapid improvemem.
They are not equipped with basket
ball racks as yet but hope to have
them soon, so that a team may be
The Loup City high school foot ball
boys went up to North Loup last Fri
day to make their first try out of tho
season. The game went 19 to 0 in
favor of North Loup. The boys are
practicing very earnestly and are go
ing to try and return the compliment
when North Loup comes here.
LASTING TEN DAYS
I am prepared to give you
some very special values in the
really beautiful hats 1 am now
showing. This will give every
body a chance to come in and
get a big bargain.
Goods sold during this sale cannot he
returned or exchanged.
Busy Bee Hat Shop
Hattie Froehlick, Proprietor
In With Pizer & Co.
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