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Loup City Northwestern
A LIVE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN A LIVE TOWN
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12,1916
BUSINESS MAN OBJECTS
Hon. Gilbert M. Hitchcock, United
States senator from Nebraska, ad
dressed the voters of Sherman countv
at the opera house Tuesday evening,
a good sized audience being present.
The following article concerning Mr.
Hitehcok's address was contributed
by a Loup City business man. who
was one of the auditors:
Before the patrons of the Garland
theatre had time to leave their seats
after the show Tuesday night, our lo
cal band began playing and quite a
i*-w who had come to see the pictures
mnained to hear an address by Gil
%■ -rt M. Hitchcock, democratic candi
date for re-election as United States
While the speaker received quite a
>- sendoff by our local democratic talent
in the introductory remarks, it was
evident from the lack of greeting ap
plause that those in the audience,
who were not women, who had re
mained over from the show, out of
curiosity, were repub icans.
The •report.” as the talk was termed
by the speaker, save for a few hand
claps from those loyal ones "up
stage.” did not seem to awaken the
audience to anything like a spirit of
enthusiasm. Several times he en
deavored to lead up to one of those
tinued psychological oratorical open
ings where the audience is supposed
to fill in with deafening applause.”
only to finish his wait with a bow.
The “report” attempted to show
that the present prices of food stufis
is something to shout with joy over
and that all credit for satme is due the
me nrst citation was to snow me
difference in the price of horses now
as compared with that of four or five
years ago. We wonder if democrats
can get satisfaction in having a man
stand up and try to gain votes with
such childish prattle. Is there a man
who knows anything at all about the
conditions of the world market who
would believe for one moment that
these prices are due to a democratic
administration? With afients from
warring countries bidding against one
another among us all the time, can
In man who has been to the senate
think people so blind? It does seem
so, and more, for the price of food
stuffs w".s next quoted, and the same
comparison made of prices now and
four years ago; and it was shown that
everything had gone up in price high
er and higher and that the democrats
did it. Nothing was said or hinted
that the now great worlds’ war. tak
ing boatload after boatload of these
products away from our county was
having any effect on the present
price. Nothing like it was mentioned
as a prime’ cause, only the democrats.
But perhaps he considered the for
eign buyers “democrats." Sometimes
we wonder if they are.
The income tax and the great good
brought to the Philippine Islands BY
THE DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRA
TION in the way of self-government
and schools, etc. No mention was
made of the years of labor in these
islands by the republican party and
the world-recognized ability of Mr.
Taft, who went there and began the
job in the face of opposition and criti
cism. and whose work was carried
out by his party. Even most of the
democrats settled down in their coat
collars as with shame when the speak
er used utterances smacking of de
ception. when he endeavored to make
it appear that Theodore Roosevelt had
so dt- lared himself that, had he been
president the United States would
have been at war.
We do not like deception of anv
sort and when it is so evident that a
democrat smiles his understanding we
feel that such attempts to gain or
even retain votes will prove in vain.
It is reported that Rosevelt said that
the United States should not stand
idly by and see any ‘country ignore
the agreement of the nations by
marching through Belgium. Was that
We think it was and is the spirit
that is just and right. If an agree
ment is to be worth anything more
than the paper it is written on what
SHOULD happen when any country
breaks its part of the contract?
We believe from that statement the
man could have had a healthy desire
, for "peace” and a very high respect
for an agreement which had been made
for that very thing.
Again, we were informed that wa
were living in a great and prosperous
: country, that the eastern factories
were running day and night (no men
tion of the war orders and what will
happen when the shooting is overt:
we were told that the high cost of
living is a thing to throw up our hat I
about, but nothing much was said i
about the great threatened strike I
which has happened in the midst of j
our prosperity and which scared the j
democratic lawmakers to their seats;
to prevent. All of this we were told:
but for some reason not given out'
as yet. nothing at all. not one little j
word, was uttered about THE SPEC! j
AL WAR STAMP TAX ACT put on
to meet the awful democratic defi. !; :
and why now, just before election. IT ;
HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.
But we did hear about "How Wood
row Wilson kept us out of war.” Noth
ing is greater in our hearts than th;
desire for peace. But at Vera Cruz,
shots were fired and men were killed.
What is war? But we leave that to
you. Mr. Reader. And surely we must
not be reminded that <$ur armed forces
line the boundary lines of our countiv
with another, and that the troops were
sent there AFTER watchful waiting
bad failed and Americans had been
killed in the meantime.
Right sometimes includes quick ac-1
tion and the man who must change
his mind several times before a de ;
cision is reached might prove costly;
so that such a peaceful advocate who :
changes course does not favor pr> i
paredness. then turns to it, changes i
from watchful waiting to an armed,
force after great damage is done, i
sends soldiers into the other country J
on a mission and calls them back be-!
fore they capture their man or per
form the duty intended they should j
do. But the speaker referred to noth- j
ing like this. The zig-zag. go-ahead!
and back-up system was pictured as j
a straight line toward everything;
which was right. Not at war? When j
our forces went to Vera Cruz we lost j
nineteen men. killed and. if w-e remem
ber correctly, there were altogether
120 killed and wounded. Several hun
dred Mexicans were also killed and
wounded. The objects for which we
sent ships and troops to Vera Cru
was to get reparation for the in.-.ult
to the flag. The reason for the great .
celerity demanded in dealing with the j
resolution was to stop the landing of
a cargo of arms. If anyone knows
what became of the reparation for the
insult to the flag they still have it
as a secret for no one seems to have
heard of it. A cargo of arms, after a i
little zig-zag work, got by and landed j
the arms as desired.
Since the taking of Vera Cruz we;
have been fighting Mexican soldier*
and American soldiers and citizens
have been killed. Declared war could
have done no more. But nothing of!
this. Now. however, as indicated in;
Maine, and other eastern states, this
zig-zag policy had had its effect and
the voters of the country are turning'
to Hughes as the man of decision and ;
BOY HIT BY AUTO.
Jake Slominski has bought an auto
and has been having the usual run of
hard luck in trying to make the thing
run where he looks without using the
steering wheel. Last Friday he ran
into and knocked down the young son
of John Golus. Fortunately, the boy
was not much injured.
Some time after that the machine j
went on another rampage and took!
after a young lady, who sought refuge j
behind a tree. The auto stopped when i
i it met up with the tree and after
I several attempts to climb it gave up i
the job in disgust.
New drivers of autos usually have:
some experiences that makes their
hair raise, but so far there have been j
[no accidents here that have been seri-]
ous in any way except damage to the ■
Mrs. J. A. Trefney, of Alliance, ar-'
: rived in our city last Wednesday and
i visited until this Wednesday with her
I brother, W. P. Taylor, and wife, re
! turning home Wednesday morning.
INSPECT NEW PLANT.
M. F. Loomis, of Cleveland, Ohio,
accompanied by H. H. Henningson.
of Omaha, were here Thursday to in
spect the engines being installed in
the plant of the Loup City Light *
Power company. Mr. Loomis is the
president of the Johnston & Jennings
company, the manufacturers of the en
gines. Mr. Henningson is the Ne
braska representative of the compan;
and who sold the machines to Mr.
Both Mr. Loomis and Mr. Henning
son expressed their admiration for
the new building housing the eouip
ment and stated that without any
doubt the patrons of the Loup City
company would be satisfied in every i
way with the service possible with
;the new engines.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
J. 1. Depew was a business passen
j ger to St. Paul, Wednesday.
Dr. A. S. Main was a business visi
tor to St. Paul, Wednesday.
L. A. Williams was a business pas
i senger to Rockville. Wednesday.
Mrs. W. P. Tayio^was a passenger j
to Grand Island. Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Mads Lyhnne came in Wednes- j
day from Boelus to visit a few days ;
with friends. —
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Willis came
to Loup City Tuesday to visit a few
days with relatives.
Clarence Peterson returned home I
Wednesday from Omaha, where he |
had been the past week.
Mrs. E. A. Shipley was a passenger j
j to Sargent Wednesday evening for a •
few davs' visit with relatives.
Vallie Koeffler returned Wednesday
evening to her home in Arcadia after
■ having visited here a few days.
Miss Ruby Johnson went to Grand
Island. Wednesday, where she will
I visit with her parents several days.
Mrs. L. Bechtold was a passenger tc
[Grand Island. Wednesday noon to
; visit several days with her daughters.
Mrs. R. L. Arthur left Wednesday
i morning for Lincoln and St. Joseph.
[ to purchase her winter stock of dry
Mrs. Annie Kmecik and Miss Valaia
j Zelasny went to Central Cty to visit
a few days with relatives, Wednes
l day' morning.
R. F. Campbell returned home on
Monday evening from Omaha, where
! he had been the past few days visit
1 ing with relatives.
j Mr. and Mrs. I. >1. Polski, who have
i been here visiting with their son. L.
’ B. Polski. and family, returned to
i their home at Ashton. Wednesday.
M. D. Payne has installed a barber
chair and fixtures at the Central Pool
hall. Mr. Payne is from Omaha and
formerlv run a barber shop at Ashton.
; __ |
Mrs. A. B. Outhouse arrived home j
Wednesday from Lincoln, where she
had been visiting with her daughter.
Alberta, who is attending school at
Last Tuesday, while playing foot
ball, John Brown was struck on the
nose causing it to be' broken. Dr.
Bowman dressed the wound and he is
| getting along fine.
i Wm. Drier, who has been here em
i ployed at the Union Pacific depot
i for some time, left Tuesday for Grand
j Island, where he will visit a few days
before going to work again.
Miss Ruth Taylor came in from
Omaha last Thursday and is here visit
ing with her brothe*. and wife. W. P.
Taylor. She went to Dannebrog Wed
nesdav to visit with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Marlow and little son
: autoed up from Giltner. Saturday, and
visited over Sunday with their daugn
|ter, Mrs. Earl Mcllravey. Mrs. Mell
ravev returned with them, returning
home again on Wednesday evening.
STEPPED ON RUSTY NAIL.
! E. G. Taylor had the misfortune to
step on a rusty nail this week, run
ning the same into his foot and caus
ing an infection that has since con
i fined him to his home.
TO THE VOTERS Or SHERMAN
i was nominated at the primary on
the republican ticket for treasurer of
I will endeavor to see as many of
the voters as I can but as it is im
possible for me to see all of you per
sonally, I take this means of asking
erch and every voter for his vote a -_t
I wiil not o»*!y appreciate your vote
and support but wiil do my very belt
if elected as your treasurer to please
you and to give you a most efficient
and careful administration of your af
fairs as treasurer of ycur county.
Thanking you very kinoiy for your
vote and support. I am.
D. C. GROW.
Last Sunday was a good day witli
us. There were 317 at Sunday s- hool.
That was fine. Everybody stay ne\t
Sunday and make it bigger. Mr. Wil
liams led a very interesting Epworth
League meeting. More of our young,
people ought to be there next Sunday
The official board spent a social
evening at the parsonage Tuesday
night. We had a fine’time adopting
plans for the immediate future. The
pastor and wife enjoyed the congenial I
company of these leaders in the
church. A program prepared by the
pastor was heartily jjnd jinanimously
voted. Everybody will soon* have'
something they will be glad to do. j
Romeo S. Conger was elected treas- j
urer of the budget fund and Mrs. Ed- j
gar Foster treasurer of the benevo
lences. Mr. Conger is secretary of
the official board and H. J. Johansen
was elected vice chairman. The:
Ladies’ Aid society met with Mrs. Geo.'
McFadden Wednesday afternoon.
Sermon by the pastor next Sundav
at 10:30 ofclock. Subject. “Love
Tests.” At 7:30 o'clock, subject, “Hir
ting the Mark.” We want the atmos
phere of each service to bo that of a
big family reunion. Let us each con
tribute something to make the spirit'
of our gatherings homelike. We will
be glad to welcome the public at all
services. Let us have continued
loyalty, enthusiasm and appreciation
in all of our fellowships. Pray for
the preacher. He needs ycur help
and wants it.
The pastor will preach on Sunday
morning at 10:30 and Sunday evening
at 7:30 o’clock. The morning subject
will be. “Sin, its Deceitfulness.”
The members of the church are
urged to be present, and all who have
no regular church home are cordially
A county athletic association will
be organized at the office of Coun'y
Superintendent. Currier on Saturday
evening, October 14. The member
ship of the association will be limited
fo • the schools of Sherman county.
Field meets and also indoor events
are planned for in the near future. In
addition to the county association it
is planned to organize another ath
letic club with membership open to
ail. A great deal of enthusiasm is
being manifested and a good attend
ance is expected at the initial meet
ing to be held at the county superin
tendent's office on Saturday evening
at seven o'clock.
RECEPTION FOR TEACHERS.
On Friday evening. October 13. a
reception will be given by the Prot
estant churches for the teachers of
the Loup City schools. The reception
will be held in the basement of the
Presbyterian church, and the public
is most cordially invited to attend.
The teachers will be greeted by J.
W. Long and Superintendent C. XT.
Bitner will respond. Mrs. Elizabeth
Owen will give a musical selection
and others will contribute to the pro
gram. after which refreshments will
A temperance lecture of unusual
merit was given at the high school au
ditorium last Monday evening by Dr.
J. D. M. Buckner of Aurora. Dr. Buck
ner is a pleasing and forceful speaker
and brought many points out with
good effects. He was greeted by a
large and very alternative audience.
Several selections were rendered by
the Loup City band before the speak
Try Chase’s first—it pays.
R. W. Sundstrom went to Omaha o;:
Monday afternoon of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Dwehus returned
from Omaha. Friday of last week.
Mrs. R. W. Sundstrom went to Oma
ha on the morning motor, Wednesday
* Olaf Nelson and Peter Jensen, oi
Boelus. were in this burg on business
Wm. Karel, of Ravenna, was «
Rockville visitor Thursday forenoon
of this week.
L. A. Williams.• the county sheriff,
was a Rockville visitor on business on
Peter Jensen. Olaf Nelson and E.
Dwehus autoea to Loup City Thusday
Jungle Bros, from Ravenna are go
ing to furnish the music for the dance
tomorrow (Saturday) evening.
Peter Jensen went to Omaha Frt
day of last week, returning again on
Monday with a new Grant six car.
Garret Lorenz, of .Ashton, demo
cratic candidate for county treasurer,
was a Rockville visitor. Wednesday.
The Earl C. Brink motion picture
show is showing pictures in "be opera
house on the forepart of this week.
Rimer Strom returned from Omaha
Tuesday forenoon, where he had been
to visit friends and to take in the Ak
Miss Alice Tangerman is reported
as being on the sick list this week.
School was discontinued in her rom
Chris Nielson, L. C. Weaver, S. E.
Sorensen and W. R. Henkens autoed
to Loup City in the latter’s car on
Don't forget the public dance in the
opera house next Saturday the I4th.
The senior class of the Rockville high
school will serve a midnight supper.
The basket social which was held
in the opera house last Friday even
ing by the school, was quite well at
tended and everyone seemed to ha’ e
had a good time. Before the social
started the school rendered the au
dience a program which they had
prepared. It was very good. After
supper the remaining young people
danced for a short while.
OLD GAS PLANT QUITS.
The old acetylene gas plant thrt
formerly supplied gas to quite a num
ber of firms in Loup City, and owned
by A. E. Chase, has quit the manu
taucure -of gas - on account of the
plant needing extensive renairs 'hn'8
the small amount of gas supplied to
consumers not justifying the expend!
ture. As a result, a number of bus!
ness places that have been using the
gas for light are now being wired for
DROUGHT ON FORDS BROKEN.
There has been a scarcity of Ford
cars for some time, notwithstanding
the fact that the assembling plant at
Omaha has been turning them out at
the rate of 70 per day. However. A.
C. Ogle announces that he has re
ceived a carload of the “universal
cars” and now has the same on sale.
Quite a number are already sold and
what is left will not last long.
OLD LANDMARK GONE
Another of the old landmarks of
Loup City has been removed in the
l wrecking of the A. C. Ogle garage, to
make room for the modern building
that will replace it. At the time it
was built it. too. was modern, but
with the swift strides of time, it
passed from what was once a modern
hotelry to a shelter for the more mod
The St. Elmo hotel, so named by
Mrs. Krichbaum. was erected by C. L.
Drake in the year 1SS6. The lumber
for the building was hauled from Kear
ney and sold by J. D. Ford, who was
then in the lumber business, it being
the last bill of lumber ever sold in
Loup City by Mr. Ford. The building
of the St. Elmo also is incidental with
the coming of the Burlington to Loup
City, the road being constructed to
this town the same year.
Mr. Drake was a hotel man of the
old school and was one of the most
po’pular landlords in Nebraska, and
there are doubtless many of the old
knights of the grip that have been the
guests of the old hotel when Mr. Drake
was manager, who will recall times
that they were guests of the house,
jin 1S99, the same year that what is
now the grade school was built. Mr.
Drake sold the 9t. Elmo to Tony Era
zim. Mrs. Gus Lorentz's father, who
leased it to George Hotchkins. who
managed it for about two years,
j Mr. Hotchkins then sold the lease
and furnishings of the hotel to Rufus
Wilson, who was landlord for abottT
a year. Mr. Erazim then took charg
of his property himself and conduct
ed the business for about two years,
then leasing it to Jack Harper. Mr.
Harper managed it for two years and
sold his lease and furniture to C. E.
Lundy, who had -charge of it for five
or six years, then dip>osing of it to
Ernie Milbura. who was the landlord
until the erection of the Frederick in
1913. when the old St". Elmo was pur
chased by A. C. Ogle, who. since that
dime has used it for his auto business
until an ever-increasing patronage
made it imperative that Mr. Ogle have
| Such is the history of the old St. El
mo. as related to the writer by sever
al of the old timers of Loup City. The
j old building was the scene of many
j occurences and events, some of which
are history and some that probably
| will never be told to any great extent.
Fb'erv Nebraska tpwn now has or
'has had just such buildings—old land
marks that are almost sacred in the
hearts of the men who took pride in
their erection at the time and wipe
away a tear of regret for their de
Tstruction. They call back the memor
■ies of the bygone days when the pio
neers toiled and struggled to make the
towns that are now monuments to
their untiring efforts,
t Many of the oldtimers have passed
awa since the first register was opened
on the desk of the St. Elmo, but many
are still among us and tell us of the
days when they were guests of the
house. Charles Drake, the first land
lord. is now proprietor of the Drake
hotel at Alliance, while Rufus Wilson
is a mail carrier at Giltner. George
Hotchkins is in the milling business
at Minden and To«y Erazim siiil gets
his mail at Ravenna. Landlord Lundy
and his wife have both passed to the
.. Few of the business houses or firms
that were here when the hotel was
built are here today, the Keystone
Lumber company being the only busi
ness firm that is still in business in
Loup City. Such are the changes of
thirty years and probably the next
thirty years will show the same pro
gress, if not more, than the past.
Miss Helen Hunt visited school on
The gymnasium girls had their first
basket ball practice Tuesday.
Mrs. Waite and Mrs. Henry visited
school last Thursday afternoon.
A portion of Superintendent Bitner's
normal training class visited the 5th
and 6th grades last Friday morning.
Agriculture IX will now be given
some lab work. Since Mr. Clark came
the class can be divided and work
done in the labratory.
Katherine Curtis taught the fir-t
grade Monday and Tuesday. Miss
White taught Wednesday. Miss Dad
dow was ill with tonsilitis.
The freshman and sophomores
. played a ga,me of foot ball with the
juniors and seniors last Friday at the
park. The game went 12 to 6 in favor
of the freshman and sophomores.
Superintendent Bitner announced
that he would not grant any excuses
for anyone but the team to go to Ord
Friday afternoon. It interrupts school
; work and the boys play two games at
home soon, when all students will get
a chance to see them play.
The high school foot ball team plays
Ord Friday at Ord. The lineup has
been changed somewhat and we look
I forward to a good game, with a fight
! ing chance for a victors'- The boys
[play North Loup here the 20th. Every
. body boost for the home team.
School work is going along very
nicely and every student is interested
! in school work. We are to have ex
aminations every six weeks and our
report cards go home for signatures
j every six weeks instead of every
nine. This gives the parents a better
check on their children's work.
» Ray Clark of Pawnee City ^v’eb.. has
been employed as a new high school
teacher. He began work Wednesday
morning. He is a graduate of the
University of Nebraska. Ills father is
superintendent of schools at Pawnee
City. Mr. Clark comes well recom
mended and strenghthens the high
school faculty greatly.
ENTERTAIN SENATOR HITCHCOCK
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Beushausen en
tertained Senator Gilbert M. Hitch
j cock and his party at a 6 o'clock din
ner Tuesday evening. A large num
I her of local democrats were also
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Beushausen
to meet Mr. Hitchcock.
Telephone Equipment Costs
Have Doubled in Two Years
Material used in the manufacture of telephone equipment that
couldjiave been purchased for $50 two years ago cannot be bought
for less than $100 today.
The following figures show the per cent increase during the last
20 months in the market price of several of the more important
items used in the manufacture of telephone equipment:
Aluminum .•. 108%
Batteries . 68%
Crcssarm bolts.. 175%
Crossarm braces . 274%
These advanced pnces are caused principally by the European
demand for war materials and to the curtailment of foreign im
ports into this country.
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