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LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19,1916
• NUMBER 44
1 WAR TIME PROSPERITY
Emboldened by their unchallenged
assumption that the democratic ad
ministration has brought whatever
degree of prosperity this country is
now enjoying, the democratic national
committee now expressly asserts that
the democratic party has overcome
the period of depression and has
placed American industry on its feet
again, that committee has just issued
a large bulletin across the top 01
which is printed in large letters.
"Democracy Brings Era of Unex
ampled Prosperity.” A similar claim
was made by President Wilson in his
Jefferson day speech, when he said:
^ “We have turned the thoughts
and the energies and the con
quering genius of the business
men of America to the great field
of the business of the world at
These two assertions raise an issue
of fact—an issue which can be deter
mined by an almost conclusive math
emathical demonstration. Was it the
democratic party that brought a tem
porary return of prosperity? Was it
tiie democratic party that “turned the
conquering genius of the business
men of America to the great field of
the world at large?" Let us see. ’
Turn Balance Against Us.
Thet chief factor in determining in
dustrial conditions is the balance <f
trade. While there are other factors
that very materially affect financial
conditions, the balance of trade most
nearly reflects the condition of pro
ductive enterprises. We present here
with a brief table showing the monthly
balances of trade of the United States
beginning with October.
1913, when thd Underwood tariff law
was enacted, and covering a period of
24 months, from which it will be seen
that at the time the Underwood law
was enacted the monthly balance of
trade was largely in favor of the
United States, but it steadily dimin
ished until in April, 1914. the balance
of trade was against us and continued
against up until September, one
month after the outbreak of the Eu
Month Exports Imports
| Oct.. 1913.$138,976,158 .
Nov., 1913. 97.333.856 .
Dec.. 1913. 48.900.194 .
Jail.. 1914. 49,713,394 .
Febr., 1914 ... 25.948,408 ....
March. 1914.. 4.736,2S0 ..
April. 1914. $11,345,606
May, 1914. 2.476,890
June, 1914. 457,406
July, 1914... 5,538,344
August, 1914. 19.398.776
Sept.. 1914— 16,247,722 .
Oct.. 1914. 56.630,650 .
Xov., 1914. 79,411,271 .
Dec., 1914. 130.976,013 .
War Turned Balance in Our Favor.
From that time forward the
monthly balance of trade in our favor
steadily increased until it reached
more than $200,000,000. unparalleled
in the history of this or any other
country. In order to show of what
our increased export trade was made
up, we present herewith figures show
ing the exports of commodities used
in war for the first twelve months
after war orders began to some in
compared with a corresponding per
iod before any war orders were filled,
from which it will be seen that the
large increases in our exports are in
those commodities which are abso
lutely essential for the maintenance
of an army in the field:
Horse shoes .
Automobiles and parts .
Automobile tires .
Aeroplanes and parts.
Aluminum manufactures .
Brass and manufactures.
■ Lead and manufactures.
Zinc and manufactures
Wool manufactures and rags
Leather manufactures .
Meu '.s .shoes ____
Harness and saddles.
Steel bars and billets.
Wire, barbed and other.
Huttons and parts.
Breadstuffs and oats.
Meat and dairy products.
Total munitions .
to Aug. 1913
to Aug. 1914
to Aug. 1915
Increased Exports to War Zone.
tr having thus been demonstrated
that our increases in exports were in
those commodities which are essential
to the maintenance of armies, we p.1
sent below a table showing the conn
tries to which our exports increased,
from which table it will be seen that
the increases are practically all to the
nations at war. or to adjacent coun
tries which were merely acting as in
termediaries in transforming our
goods to the warring nations:
Exports from the United States
12 months ended September
Last year of
1st year of
2nd year of
North America...'.. $ 615,024.261 $ 513,416.451
South America. 146,802,830 109.962,387
Total Americas. $ 761,827.091
$ 623,372,838 $ 615.299.823
Asia . $ 115,278.262
Oceania . 77,991.268
Africa . 30.028.470
Total Asia, etc.
Total peace zone...
$ 216.229.591 $ 252.395.591
$ 839.608.429 $ 867.695,414
The statistics for the last year
under the republican tariff law are
given above in order to show that
exports to Europe were decreasing
before the war began.
War—Not Democracy—Brought Trade
The three tables presented above
demonstrate two things: First, that
as a result of democratic tariff legis
lation. a balance of trade that was in
our favor was changed to a balance
of trade against us. thus showing that
Cold Wave Coming!
BUY YOUR WINTER’S COAL NOW
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.
CO A L
instead of other nations sending their
money here to buy the products < (
American labor, we were sending
abroad money to buy the products of
foreign labor, discouraging our own
industries and building up the indus
tries of foreign lands; and. second,
that the outbreak of the European
war created an enormous abnormal
demand for our products—a demand
coming from the nations at war and
chiefly for products essential to the
maintenance of armies. The demo
cratic. party had absolutely nothing to
do with the creation of this abnormal
The figures presented above apply
only to foreign trade conditions. There
are other and perhaps no less im
portant factors which have been
very materially influenced by the out
break of the war and not in any sense
influenced by democratic administra
tion. For instance, prior to the out
break of the war. American tourists
were spending in Europe sums esti
mated at from $300,000,000 to $500.
000.000 annually, this constituting a
net outgo for which we had practi
cally no corresponding income. The
| outbreak of the war not only shut off
this expenditure, but induced Ameri
can citizens to spend corresponding
sum at home, thus helping to revive
American industry and give employ
ment to American labor.
Industrial Depression Preceding War.
In addition to these indisputable evi
dentes that it was the war that pro
ducel whatever degree of prosperity
we are now enjoying, let it be re
membered that prior to the outbreak
of the war our bank clearings were
at a low stage; the surplus of idle
freight cars had reached an appalling
figure; more miles of railroad were
in the hands of receivers than ever
before in our history, and commercial
failures had ajso reached a record
breaking maximum. From every view
point the evidence shows a growing
industrial depression up to the time
the European war began to exert a
beneficial influence upon our business,
and from that day a steadily rising in
dustrial improvement along lines
which clearly indicate to the unpreju
diced mind the results of ar orders.
Let it be clearly understood that wc
do not assert that all the business this
country is doing today is war busi
ness. Naturally and inevitably, the
change in our trade balance, the tut
ting off of tourist expenditures abroad,
and the saving to our people of the
payment of interest and dividends
throws into the channels of domestic
trade enormous sums of money which
are expended for development of home
industry. But while this is true, it
does not change the fact, which Amer
ican people should not for one moment
lose sight of that the revival of busi
ness activity dated from the outbreak
of the European W'ar, prior_to which
time conditions were growing steadily
The Evidence is Conclusive.
The evidence submitted above is
not purely circumstantial. It is not
left to the voter to reach an inference
from very remote and disconnected
bits of evidence. The industrial and
financial facts stated herein are' so
closely and conveniently connected
with the European war as to leave >o
possible doubt in the mind of any un
biased searcher for truth that what
ever prosperity we are now enjoying
must be attributed primarily to the
war in Europe.
No American jury, weighing evi
dence under the instructions from a
judge, would reject evidence as con
clusive as this. Neither will such evi
dence be rejected by the vast jury
of the American voters, notwithstand
ing the unsupported assertion of the
president of the United States and
the democratic national committee.
Rev. and Mrs. E. M. Steen autoed
to Ord in their cat; Tuesday of this
FIRE DESTROYS HOME.
Fire almost completely destroyed
the house occupied by Tom Ward and
family last Friday afternoon. The fire
started from a defective chimney.
Most of the household goods were
saved. The familly was taken care
of by neighbors that evening and is
now located in another house.
W. E. Henry was a. business pas
senger to Grand Island. Wednesday.
Mr. anti Mrs. E. F. Kozel autoed tc
I Ravenna, Wednesday.
C. F. Krehmke vein to Oman a
Wedesday afternoon of this week.
Mrs. R. \V. Sundstrom returned
from Omaha on the motor Monday.
R. M. Hiddleson, of Loup City, was
a Rockville visitor Thursday of last
The kensigton club met at the ho:-:
of Miss Helen Isaac so: . last Friday
Mrs. Hans Smith was in Dannebrog
last week visiting friends and rela
C. F. Krehmke shipped a tarload
of cattle to the South Omaha markets,
Born.' to Mr. and Mrs. L. C’. Weaver,
a bouncing baby girl, Sunday. Oct. 15.
Emil Cords has again taken up tin
store which he formerly owned hav
ing bought Leon R. Beeza out.
D. W. Sherman was cut in the we-:
crn part of the state la:-, week and the
forepart of this week visiting friends
Henry Bushhousen, Levy Brans
comb and Mrs. Branscomb autoed to
Loup City in the former's car Thurs
day of last week .
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Kozel returned
home Monday afternoon front tiie
Dakotas, where they have been vi.-:t
ing for the past month.
Rudolph Kosch, John Kosch. Chris
Nielson and E. Dwehus were out look
iug over the roads in a part of Rock
ville township. Monday afternoon.
Dr. Carson, of Grand Island, will be
in Dr. Dickeasec's office Thursday,
October 26th. prepared to Fit glasses
and to treat the Elye. Ear, Nose and
Mrs. Frank Thompson and Mrs.
Waldamer Lange, who live in tin
western part of the -state, are here
visiting friends and relatives this
Win. Treon. Hans Smith ai.d An
drew Hetzel returned from the sand
hill region in the eastern part of tit >
state last Saturday, when they had
There was a large - pres . . a
the barn dance out at Art Strom's on
last Sunday evening. Quite a nun*
her of Rockville people were pre
and everybody had a go ul lim
The dance which vrn riven tin
opera house by the . ord ’.. ball
team last Saturday evening was quite
well attended. There was a large
crowd of young folks from Ravenna
Mr. and Mrs. Sorer, P. .Vopens- .
of Boelus are. staying at the Hansen
home to take care of the children
while Mr. and Mrs. Hansen are in
Omaha, where Mr. Hansen i.- having)
a goiter removed. .
Leon It. Beeza soid out hi. stock of
drugs and confectionery busincr to
Emil Cords last week and left Wed
nesday for Ashton where he intends
to remain for a short while. From
Ashton Mr. Beeza is going to Chicago
to study denistry.
FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON.
The first snow of the season fell
on Thursday, October 19. Rain and
sleet commenced falling on Wednes
day evening and shortly after mid
night turned into quite a snow storm,
which was accompanied by a strong
wind, which drifted the snow ip
places. Although early in the season
the snow is not entirely unwelcome,
as moisture was needed badly. Seve
ral inches of the flakey moisture has
fallen, with good prospects for more.
Hon. H. E. Bartholomew, of Denver,
will deliver a speech for the "wets" at
Society Kail tonight (Friday.)
TO THE VOTERS CF SHERMAN
i was nominated at the primary on
the republican ticket for treasurer c£
I will endeavor to see as many of
the voters as ! can but as it is im
possible for me to see all of you pc.
sonally, I take this means of asking
|each apd every voter for his vote and
I will not only appreciate your vote
and support but will do my very best
if elected as ycur treasurer, to please
you and to give you a most efficient
and careful administration of your af
fairs as treasurer of your county.
Tharrking you very kindly for your
vote and support, I am,
D. C. GROW.
TO OPEN NEW GARAGE.
Grassmueck & Maus, Buick distrib
utors for Sherman. Howard, and seve
ral other counties announce that they
will equip a garage in Loup City and
v. ill be ready for business on Novem
ber 20. They have secured the Gar
ner building south of the Garland
Theatre and have secured the ser
vices of Gus Stohl. of Aurora, one of
the best automobile men in the state.
The new garage will be named the
"independent Garage.” Messrs. Grass
mueck & Maus state that the new
garage will be completely equipped
to handle any kind of work and that
a full line of repairs, tires, oil and
gt will he handled, and free air. The
new firm also announce that satisfac
tion will be guaranteed on all repair
Wm. Hawk and George Mc-Fadden
returned home Wednesday, from
Omaha, where they had been with
a car of stock.
Mrs. K. M. Jackson and daughter,
Eva, returned Wednesday noon front
Shoshone, Idaho, where they had been
the past month visiting with relatives.
.Miss Jennie Sutton entertained the
B. of E. club at her home Tuesday
evening. Six young ladies were pres
ent and all seemed to enjoy them
selves thoroughly. Luncheon was
served a: a late hour.
August Mudloff. of Farwell, was
here Monday to get a Buick six from
the distributors. Grassmueck & Maus.
Mr. Mudloff is the Buick agent for
the Farwell territory and has sold
several t ars this season.
The Ladies' Industrial of the Pres
byterian church entertained the Aus
tin Industrial Wednesday afternoon '
i the basement of the Presbyterian
church. There were about seventy
present. Mrs. Carrie L. Bowman, Mrs.
11. H. Mathew. Mrs. Beth Owen and
Mrs. A. L. Zimmerman, were hostes
Mr. and Mrs. Silvey returned to
their home in Toledo. Ohio. Wednes
day, after having visited a few davs
here at the A. B. Outhouse home.
Mrs. Silvey is formerly of Loup City.
She lived here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Horn. This trip to
Loup City is the first time she has
been here in seventeen years.
Mrs. Harry Hinmau had the mis
fortune last Friday afternoon to fall
down stairs. She was upstairs when
she heard the firejtell ring and in her
hurry to gn down stairs she fell with
the baby in her arms. Both were
bruised considerable. Mrs. Hinman
receiving the dislocation of two
hones in her ankle and other bruises.
At this writing she is able to be
around with the aid of crutches.
Every person knows his own mind
but it is not every one who knows how
to apply it. Many have positive con
victions on certain subjects, but have
not the power of will to assert those
convictions in the face of determined
fc-very person has a mind of liis own.
hut each mind is susceptible to in
fluence from other minds, both great
and small. The babbles of the fool
wiil sink into the brain of the man
of intellect, and sooner or later will
have its effect in one way or another.
The fool listens to the wise man and
immediately imagines that he is him
self the fount of wisdom. The man
who walks the middle course absorbs
both the wisdom and the foolishness
of the others.
When you are happy your joy just
hops along to others and gives us all
a bully good feeling. Pass your smile
Coming. ‘'The Birth of a Nation”
Nov. Sth and 9th.
Maxwell has put a real meaning into the word
Simply by requiring every Maxwell dealer to carry a
full supply of Maxwell parts—so that he can replace
any damaged or worn part at once, without waiting for
parts to be shipped from the factory.
If you are a Maxwell owner your car will always be
in running order because our dealer — any Maxwell
dealer—can give you real and immediate service. If he
couldn't, he wouldn’t be a Maxwell dealer.
Not more than one or two automobile builders in the
country can give you service that compares with
This is a vital point. Investigate it fully before
buying your car.
Roadster SSSO: Touring Car S59S: Cabriolet S86S: Town
Car S91S; Sedan S985. Fully equipped. Including
electric starter and lights. AH prices I. o. b. Detroit.
ZIMMERMAN & WAITE
LOUP CITY, NEB.
Airs. J. O. Ward is on the sick list
.Mrs. Erazim went to Ravenna, Mon
Senator Hitchcock made a speed:
here last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Creeko went to Bray
ton. Saturday, to visit with relatives
C. W. Trumble attended the speech
of Mr. Hitchcock at Loup City, las1
Mrs. John Benson went to Lincoln
Monday as a delegate to the Rebecca
O. J. Walthers went to Hastings.
Saturday, and returned with a new
Mrs. Savage, of Omaha, was in Haz
ard. Friday and Saturday, looking af
ter her farms.
E. H. Robinson went to Mason City,
Saturday, to visit his brother-in-law.
C. W. Fuller, of Cawles, was here
Tuesday looking about putting in
Geoge Frink went to Lincoln, Mon
day, He was elected as delegate to
the Odd Fellow lodge.
Dr. Johnson reports the birth of a
boy to Mr. and Mrs. Harry de la
Motte, October 14.
Ed. Jacobson visited his sister. Mrs.
Wm. Hurley, of Mason City, the lat
ter part of last week.
Dr. Johnson called to see L. Brewer
last Sunday. Mr. Brewer is conlned
to his bed with lumbago.
Mrs. Randolph returned from Cairo
last Thursday evening here she had
been visiting with relatives.
H. L. Weist and wife went to Wood
River to attend the barbicue. Mr.
Hitchcock spoke there at two o’clock.
Ed. Larson returned from York,
Saturday, where he has been attend
ing college. He will help shuck corn.
Arthur Engleman and wife attend
ed church here Sunday night, as well
as a number of others from Litch
Mr. and Mrs. Langsetli and O. A.
Larson went to Broken Bowr the lat
ter part of. last week, returning home
Mrs. Cronan and daughter, of Wood
River, are visiting Mr?. Cronan’s nep
hews. Mike and Frank Cronan. and
'Mr and Mrs. Frank- Wagter Mr
and Mrs. Neiraes and John de la
Motte motored to Broken Bow last
Attorneys Stephens and Mathew of
Loup City, were here Tuesday night
and made short talks at the demo
Mr. Filipps, of Lincoln, is visiting
his son. N’oble Phipps, and family.
Orville Caderwalder went to Ra
Cliff Roberts and wife returned
from Valentine. Monday, where they
had been visiting friends and look
ing at the country.
L. A. Williams and O. A. Woods,
of Loup City, were Hazard callers,
Saturday. Mr. Williams is looking af
ter his political fence.
Mr. Stoab and Walcli had a part of
a car of apples here Friday which
sold very rapidly. There were not
enough to supply the customers.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neimes, of Chi
cago. visited Frank Wagner and fam
ily the middle part of last week. Mrs.
Neimes is a sister of Frank Wagner.
Miss Florence Graves, neice of Mrs.
C. A. Patchin. from Prinville, Ore.,
also Mrs. Pat; bin’s daughter. Miss
Gates, are visi.ing Mrs. Patchin and
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Carry, of Mon
tana. are visiting Rube Reynolds and
family. Mrs. Carry is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds. They arrived
Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter and throe
children. <5f Council Bluffs, visited r.
W. Trumble and family, returning
Monday. Mr. Carpenter is a brother
of Mrs. Trumble.
On the night of the 17th there was a
democraatic speaking in Hazard. .Mr.
Chappell, candidate for state senator
of the 27th district. Charles Bass.
. Mike Mulick, O. P. Peterson, all of
Loup City, and G. H. Lorenz. S. S.
Polski and J. A. Hruby, of Ashton,
were preset at the speaking.
There were twenty-nine in attend
ance at Sunday school.
Miss Belle Treadway was leader at
Christian Endeavor. Sunday night.
Rev. Troy filled his regular appoint
ment at 8 o'clock p. m. He will preach
next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.
A STRONG CANDIDATE.
Alonzo S. Daddow. residing near
Austin was in Loup City last Satur
day. Mr. Daddow is a prosperiips
young farmer and is practically a pro
duct of Sherman county, having re
sided here all of his life with the ex
ception of three years, coming to this
county with his parents at that age
and being here ever since. Mr. Dad
dow is the republican candidate for
state representative from this county,
is a clean young man who would be a
good man to represent Sherman coun
ty at the next state legislature. Mr.
Daddow is, and always has been, a
booster for everything that tends to
the betterment of our county and no
doubt will poll a splendid vote at the
general election on November 7.
Mr. Byrel N. Wilson and Miss Amy
Ester Christinnsen were quietly
united in marriage at the bride's home
in Loup City. Saturday afternoon
October 14. 1916. Rev. Vincent R.
Beebe, pastor of the Methodist church,
performed the ceremony The bride
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Christiansen, most estimable people.
Her personal charm and attainments
have made her many friends here.
The groom is a young man of integ
rity and industry who is a civil engi
neer. He has been working on the Boe
lus dam. He has been directed to re
port on a government job in Arkan
sas. The happy young people have
left for that state. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
son have our best wishes as they fare
forth to share the future together.
CONGRESSMAN KINKAID COMING
Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid.
who has represented the big sixth
district for several years and is a
candidate for re-election, will be in
Loup City. Monday afternoon. Oct.
23. and would be pleased to meet all
the voters possible at that time. Ow
ing to speaking dates up the line Mr.
Kinkaid will not remain here for an
evening address, but may make a
short talk that, afteVnoon. Mr. Kin
kaid has always worked for the best
advantages of this congressional dis
trict and his name is known all over
the United States, because of a largo
number of splendid bills he has in
troduced and that were passed by
congress. Make it a point to meet
Mr. Kinkaid on next Monday after
Reports come from the bedside of
Mrs. J. J. DeGoyler, sister of D. C.
Grow, that she is very low and her
recovery is doubtful.
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