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VOLUME XXXV. LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1916 NUMBER 48
OFF ON A LONG JOURNEY.
Loup City Couple to Spend Winter in
Sunny South Land.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shettler left on
Tuesday morning on a long trip and
it is hoped by their many friends that
their visit at several points will be
a pleasant and happy experience and
that the worthy couple will enjoy
themselves to the utmost. The first
stop will be at Taylorville. 111., for a
visit with Mr. Shettler's relatives and
then they will go to Flat Rock, 111..
to visit Mrs. Shettler's sister, whom
she has not seen for thirty-eight
years. Mr. and Mrs. Shettler will also
visit with two brothers of Mrs. Shet
^ier at Dolpon, Ga.. whom she has not
"een in the same length of time, and
also relatives and friends at Zepper
bills, Florida. Mr. Shettler will go
over the ground he covered through
the south when he wore the blue in
. the civil war and will visit many
points of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Shet
tler expect to visit Cuba before re
turning and will return by the Gulf of
.Mexico and up the Mississippi river
to St. Louis. Mo. They expect to be
gone about six months on the trip.
The first six grades of the public
school will present an Operetta, 'The
Smuggleman.” on Friday evening,
Nov. 24th, at the opera house. This
i a little play, mostly in song, which
everyone will enjoy. Inasmuch as the
( c.ildren have put in a great deal of
time preparing their parts, we hope
to see a large audience. Admission
10 and 15 cents.
To the voters of Sherman County:
I want to thank you all for the sup
port you gave me in the election just
past, and will try to give you a good
administration, which I know my op
ponent would have done if he had have
Yours for fair play.
D. C. GROW.
Fred Larson was a passenger to
^Marquette, Monday, to pick corn, for
TO THE VOTERS OF SHERMAN
I wish to taKe tins means of thank
ing my many friends who so gener
ously gave me their support in my
campaign for County Treasurer. Al
though defeated I feel that I have
been repaid for my effort by the
large acquaintance I have formed
with Sherman County's good people;
this I consider a great asset to me
in the future. ) Thanking you one
and ail I remain,
G. H. Lorenz.
WITHSTOOD OPERATION NICELY
Word from Dr. A. M. Bennett to
day states that Mrs. Bennett was
operated upon at the Mayo hospital
in Rochester. Minn., this morning
and stood the ordeal well, coming out
| from under the influence of the
j aenesthetic nicely. The operation
j was successful and unless complies
| tions set in. which is not probable.
! Mrs. Bennett will soon be on the
road to recovery. The many friends
of the Bennett’s will be pleased to
hear of this good news.
TO THE VOTERS OF SHERMAN
I wish to thank all those who as
sisted me in the recent election, and
while I was not elected, I appreci
ate the support that was given me. 1
have no sore spots as a result of the
' election and am satisfied that the ma
j jority shall rule.
Very truly yours.
On and after December 1, 1916, the
price of hair cutting will be 35c.
I. L. CONGER.
S. E. SMALLEY.
Peter Rowe made a business trip
to Boelus. Wednesday noon.
Arthur W. Cowling returned to his
j home at Polk, Neb.. Monday, after a
j few days’ visit here with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cowling.
j The city council met Monday even
ing of this week, their session being
delayed for several days by the ex
I citement occasioned by the election.
200 Men Wanted!
Address to Loup City Men
By VINCENT R. BEEBE
“The Nobility of Man”
Methodist Church, Sunday,
November 19, 7:30 P. M.
Music by the Chorus. Bring the Women
COUNTY OUT OF DEBT.
For the First Time in Forty-three
Years County has a Clean Slate.
The last county bond, amounting to
$1,000 was paid by the county treas
urer Wednesday morping. The first
1 bonds were issued by Sherman coun
; ty in 1873 and were to the amount of
i $25.0£>0. There has been bonds
i against the county every since, at one
i time the total indebtedness amount
I ing to $196,000. Now the count* is en
1 tirelv free of debt, for the first time in
] forty-three years. Our present c-oun
j ty supervisors are to be commended
! for wiping out the county's debts. It
has taken hard work and close figur
; ing to accomplish this result, and the
| county is in better condition financial
! ly and in many other ways than it
t has been since its organization. In a
few years a new court house will be
| built and as the funds are being
• raised by a levy, when the building
is completed it will be paid for. and
no bonded debt will be hanging ovtr
the county. Sherman county is fast
coming to the front and now ranks
high in regard to schools, both ttown
j and country, roads and financially,
i The improvement has been very pro
I nounced in the last few years. Tne
i next decade will probably show won
: derful development in many ways.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Mel Gordon, editor of the Arcadia
Champion, was here between trains
today, on his way to Grand Island,
where he is taking treatments for
Miss Sophia Ladegard returned to
her home at Litchfield. Monday morn
ing after having visited here the past
month with her brother. Nick Lade
gard. and family, and at the D. L.
j Adamson home.
The cold wave this week was a
good one as long as it lasted. Reports
vary as to the temperature, it being,
from six to eight below zero, accord
ing to what thermometer you happened
to look at.
A leap year dance will be held at
the opera house tomorrow (Friday >
evening. The young ladies of Loup
City have charge of the affair and no
doubt a very enjoyable time will be
had by all who attend.
Mrs. E. A. Miner entertained the
Ladies’ Industrial society at her home
on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. C. H.
Ryan assisted the hostess in serving.
A large number of members and
guests were present.
• _ t_
William Bensehoter went to North
Platte last week to take a job as
brakeman on the Union Pacific. Not
finding conditions satisfactory Mr.
1 Bensehoter returned tc Loup City on
Wednesday. He also visited Sidnev
and Cheyenne. Wyoming, while away
Attorneys J. S. Pedler and R. IT
i Mathew went over to Ravenna last
| Thursday evening and went to Omaha
on the Burlington, where they had a
case before the supreme court Mr,
i Pedler returned Saturday evening
and ?.Ir. Mathew today noon.
Last Friday evening the Freshmen
1 had a party out at the Hancock home.
They met at the school house and
rode out in a hay rack. The evening
was spent in playing games. Light re
freshments were served and at a late
hour started for home thanking their
host and hostess very much for the
enjoyable evening they had spent. The
Sophomore boys made a raid on them
but nothing was damaged as thov
were just out for some fun.
Ira Hiddleson and Wm. Graefe are
on the sick list. Mr. Hiddleson wps
taken down with appendicitis late
last week. Mr. Graefe has been !11
about ten days with a very' severe at
tack of erysipelas. Both gentlemen
are reported on the mend, but are far
from being able to be out yet. R. M.
Hiddleson accompanied his son, ‘Ira,
to Grand Island, where he was taken
to the hospital to undergo an opera
THE TWO ORPHANS.
Henrietta (Theda Bara), and Lou
ise (Jean Sothern), are two orphans.
Henrietta is vividly beautiful and
Louise, while equally fair to look up
on. is blind. On the death of their
parents in a French province, they
are sent to Paris where an uncle has
promised to provide for them. On
their arrivel in the capitol, Henrietta,
who has attracted the eye of the ras
cally Marquis De Presles, is abducr?d
by his orders. Louise falls into the
hands of Mother Froehard, a profes
sional beggar. Mother Froehard has
two sops. Jacques, a swaggering
handsome daredevil, too proud to
work, and Pierre, a hunch-back, v.-ko
earns an honest living as a knife
grinder in the squalid cellar that the
fled by the unwelcome attentions
paid to her by Jacques. Pierre, on the
other hand, does all in his power to
protect the blind waif. Meanwhile,
Henrietta has been taken to the Mar
quis chateaut. Frightened by her ex
periences. and half mad with appre
hension. she appeals to the assemble!
guests, one of whom. Chevalier De
Vaudrey. rescues her after a duel
with De Fresles. Won b? Henrietta's
appealing beauty the Chevalier wishes
to marry her. His father indignantly
refuses his consent and causes the
girl to be sentenced to prison and ^x
ile. How she escapes this fate, and
with her bling sister finds the way
to peace and happiness, makes a
story of competing charm and thrill
ing interest. “The Two Orphans" well
deserves the term “photoplay su
preme." At the Garland Theatre, oa
Tuesday night, Nov. 21. 10 and 15c.
Carload of these Famous Pianos Coming
If you are contemplating the pur
chase of an instrument in the near
future, come in and let us demon
strate these fine pianos to you.
This is not a cheap piano sale with
a smooth agent to try to make you
think that this is the last chance you
will ever have to purchase a piano,
for there will be no agent, but we
are going to show you the finest line
of pianos that ever was shown in this
with every $ cash spent in our store
until January 1, 1917, we will give a
chance on a $150.00 Diamond Disc
LOU SCHWANER, Jeweler
Loup City, Nebraska
LOUP CITY SCHOOL NOTES
The Beavers Add Another Victory.
Other Interesting Notes.
The Beavers added another victory
to their record, Friday, when they de
feated Gibbon 21 to 0. The Gibbon
toys defeated Loup City there by a
score of 16 to 0. a week ago but by a
plays and signals. Coach Davidson was
able to surprise the Gibbon team and
defeated them. The Gibbon boys have
not been defeated this year until Fri
day and naturally this Bhows up well
! for their team. Gibbon plays here
much like the plays of the Loup City
The game was interesting through
out. Gibbon's team fought hard and
clean, in fact they are held by the
Beavers to be the best team, the clean
est team and the most gentlemanly
of any they have played so far.
We hope to schedule games witn
them next year.
The work of Gibbon’s team centered
around Tilgner, the captain and star
halfback of the team. It is his head
work and fight that has carried Gib
j bon so far so successfully. The Gib
; bon team weakened after he had fo
! be taken out on account of injuries.
The two Dexter boys played a good
game, as did Stonebarger and Me
For Loup City, Daily made the first
touchdown running SO yards from a
blocked drop-kick. Bulger kicked goal.
Bulger added another touchdown to
his list for our second and kicked
goal. Score 14 to 0.
In the last quarter Corning went
over for the third touchdown on
straight football an off tackle plunge,
j Bulger kicked goal. Score 21 to 0.
The Loup City boys who showed up
well were Wilkie in the line and Long
in the backfield. Ord comes here Fri
day and we hope to defeat them.
Eva Goodwin of Wiggle Creek, visi
! ted school. Thursday.
Altha Remy of Grand Island, visited
i school, Friday afternoon.
Arthur Hancock registered for a
post graduate course here Monday.
Mrs. Waite and Mrs. Clint Outhouse
visited Mrs. Owen's music class, on
The 11th English class are taking
up some of Browning's poems until
the new books arrive.
Mrs. Robert Mathew gave a vocal
solo, and Katherine Owens a piano
solo Wedesdav morning during assem
David Morrow has returned home
horn York, where he has been working
the past two weeks, and is again re
suming his school duties.
Mrs. Beth Owen has organized a
girls double quartett. The membeers
are as follows: Helma Jung and Lois
Henry. 1st sopranos. Lois Steen and
Gladys CadweU. 2nd sopranos, Kather
ine Owens and Muriel Chase 1st alto.
Eunice Steen and Leverne Cadwell, 2d.
The political campaign is over, and
| the victory is ours. However, that
| does not mean that we are to sit down
i and fold our hands, and do nothing or
j say nothing in the reconstruction of
I the social and moral conditions of our
land, made necessary by voting out
the saloon. This is a victory which
brings with it a responsibility which
the church must bear.
People who are always hunting for
excuses to stay away from church and
Sunday school, had an opportunity
last Sabbath to discard the one they
almost wore thread-bare in the sum
mer. It was cold enough that only
those who constantly keep the fires
burning on the alter coult get up
steam enough to come. We had all
better fire up a little, for we are like
ly to have a great deal of this kind
All the teachers were present at
the workers conference on Monday
evening except three, and all the
members of the official boards except
At this meeting a campaign of great
importance was planed, and we want
every member of this church who is
interested in its welfare, to be at
prayer meeting on November 23, to
hear the details of the campaign.
Sunday morning at 10:30 the pas
tor will preach from the subject,
“The Stewardship of Life” and in the
evening at 7:30 from the subject,
“Your Sowings, but only one Har
The Christian Endeavor will be led
by Amy Mcllravy, the subject being.
“Why Christianity is the Hope of Our
We were glad to see 132 at Sun
day school last Sunday. That was a
very good record for the day: But it
begins to look as though we would
not have to “set 'em up.” The at
tendance at Epwrth League was ex
ceptionally good for the night. We
had not less than 200 at the program
and social hour last Thursday. It
will be better if the weather be
haves next Thursday. Everybody get
ready and come and Bwamp the men.
Thursday night, November 23.
We have called on the folks in the
country and now will be around to
the homes in town. You can ex
pect us any time now. We hope to
find you all at home. Sermon by the
pastor next Sunday at 10:30. “An
drew and Simon." At 7:30, “The No
bility of Man.” We extend a special
invitation to the men to come to this
service and bring the women. Ep
worth League led by Miss Amelia
Hansen at 6:30. Topic. “Why Join
the Church.” All our young people
The pastor expects to go to Ban
croft to begin a series of meetings
Sunday, and Dr. Geo. Sutherland of
Grand Island college will preach in
the morning and evening. We hope
that everybody will turn out and give
him a good hearing.
Young people’s meeting at 6:30,
led by Miss Ida Steen. Let every
member be present.
The annual dinner which was given
by the Ladies’ of the Baptist Churcn,
in the Fletcher store building last
Friday evening was a complete suc
cess. It was patronized by the town
people in a splendid manner, and
everybody seemed to enjoy the sump
tuous feast of good things, and went
away feeling satisfied and in good
Friends of Charley Beushausen
were somewhat solicitious about him,
he seemed to have lost his bearings
Friday morning, on account of the
presidential election. He forgot to eat
:iis breakfast, and at the noon hour
was so pressed with duties at his of
fice, he failed to eat dinner, but in
the evening he found his way to the
Baptist supper and remained at least
one hour at the table. His friends
were all glad to discover him next
morning at his accustomed place
looking none the worse.
J. W. Thompson, amateur and Geo.
W. Maxwell, professional tied for high
average. The scores are as follows:
Geo. W. Maxwell.100 91
J. W. Thompson.100 91
O. L. Tockey...100 S8
C. H. Larson.100 88
Geo. L. Carter.'.....100 86
T. J. Howard.100 S3
H. M. Eisner.100 82
H. Obermiller .100 79
W. Miller .100 77
The wind was high, so the scores j
were low. but the $50.00 was well di
vided and ihe boys went home feel
Daily sells for less.
DEATH OF OLD PIONEER.
A Resident of this County For Mary
Years Dies at Grand Island.
i John Henry Niemann, aged 74
• years, eight months, and twenty-four
days, passed away yesterday about
noon at his home on West Charles
, Street, of complications of sickness
and old age.
Mr. Niemann was born on Febr i
arv 28. 1842 at Lauenburg, German . ,
j and 1862 was united in marriage to
Miss Katherine Fachman, at Ham
burg. Germany. Together with his
wife they came to America on Octo
ber 29, 1873, first locating at Lincoln
and later moving to Omaha. In the
latter city they remained for a period
of about three years and then took
up a homestead in Sherman county,
near Rockville. Neb.. After residing
here for about sixteen years and un
dergoing the hardships of the earl .*
days in that county, he moved to a
farm one mile from Ashton. Neb .
where they resided until moving to
Grand Island on March 21, 1911.
The union was blessed with on;
daughter, Dorothea, who was later
united in marriage to Mr. J. G. Menc...
deceased, a brother of C. H. and Aug.
Menck, of this city. Mrs. Menck pre
teded her father in death on January
25. 1890, leaving three children to
mourn the loss of their mother. Mr.
Niemann thus leaves to mourn his
loss the helpmate of his years, and
three grandchildren. Mrs. Hattie Nei
son. Henry J. Menck and Miss Mildred
Menck. as also one great grandchild,
Mr. Niemann was a quiet, unosten
tatious. industrious and most kindly
old gentleman and in his recent years
was often seen actively about his li’
tie home, the neatness and trimnes-!
of which, especially in the sumnu ■
time, often attracted the attention of
passers-by. He was a man who re
mained closely at home but left as
friends all who knew him.
The funeral will take place from
the residence. 410 West Charles St.
on Wednesday afternon at 2 o’clock.
Friends are invited.—Grand Island
F. E. Brewer is reported as being
very ill. with little or no hopes being
held for his recovery.
A Good Introduction
Goes a Long Way—
GOOD CLOTHES are good introductions any
where—in business and at social functions.
A man’s clothes form the measure of his
personality among strangers. He is known by his
clothes as by the company he keeps. An ill-fitting
suit handicaps him as much as an introduction by
a disreputable acquaintance.
give you the same sort of introduction among strangers that
an esteemed friend might. They inspire confidence, lend an
ease of manner, and compel respect. They are cut on gentle
manly lines for gentelmen’s wear. You can't go rong with—
L. G. LOFHOLM
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