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/ * « Loup City Northwestern OFFICIAL PAPER OF SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA. LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN SHERMAN COUNTY. THE PAPER THAT THE PEOPLE READ VOLUME XXXIII LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. Jannart, 7th 191^ NUMBER 3 TRAGEDY MARS HOLIDAY JOYS .. vj< I *— Farmer's Wife AfSad by Discharge of $hot(nn in Hands of Her Husband— * ■ Trank Hobbs Accidently Shoots His Wife. A SAD NEW :'$ DAY 's an unwelcome visitor, ne in peculiarly distress n to the home of Frank miles south of Giltuer. oar^1* Tuesday morning when Mrs, riobbs succumbed to injuries sus tained two days before from acci dental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of her husband. Short ly before noon Sunday Mr. Hobbs took his gun from the house and started toward the barnyard for be purpose shooting a sick hog at was suspected of having '^a. Mrs. Hobbs accompan 1 apart the way, but turned he house as the husband > crawl through a fence, as discharged in a man hei \ria»„.o one seems to be able to clearly explain and the entire (jjiarge entered the unfortunpte woman's back just above the hips. She was so close that the shot had ii\ o chance to scatter and the wound tao*\uld almost have been covered . ® a silver dollar, f abp horrified husband summon \ I'aHk'Al aid from Giltner, Au l' A "-*V tp our heart is the fer, Who pays in; 'ad>»W\©e£\*v*^p birth of each year. \S «io lays down the money and does it quite gladly, And casts ’round the office a halo of cheer. He never says: “Stop it; I cannot afford it, I'm getting more papers rora and Harvard as quickly as possible, but aside from dressing the wound nothing could be done for the stricken woman’s relief. Several vertebrae of the backbone were badly shattered and the spinal column was affected in such a way that she was completely paralyzed from the hips down ward. She retained consciousness except when under the influence of opiates given to relieve pain and recognized all the anxious faces at her bedside. Death oc curred at a little after 5 o’clock Tuesday morning.—Aurora Re publican. Our Methodist friends commenc ed a series of revival meetings last Sunday evening the other church es'abandoning their Sunday even ing services and attending the re vival exercises, and which we understand they will continue to do as long as they last. Rev. Slo cumb will be his own evangelist, so far as the speaking is concerned but has secured the services of Mr. G. 1. Waltz, a prominent singing evangelist of University Place, to conduct the singing and chorus work. The church was crowded to its utmost Sunday i evening, with a choir of some 50 voices. An earnest invitation is < extended to all to attend the ser vices each evening. i than now I can read.” But al ways says, “Send it; our people all like it—In fact, we all think it a help and a need.” How welcome his check when it reaches our sanctum, How it makes our pulse throb; how it makes our heart dance, We outwardly thank him; we inwardly bless him—The \ steady subscriber who pays in ad vance. The Misses Outhouse returned to their various school duties last week, Miss Emma to Spencer, where she is principal of the schools; Miss Winnifred to Ra venna, where she teaches in the public schools, and Miss Orpha to the State University at Lincoln. 0 Along Rural Route One A been Mfs* ^rank Zwink has 1 mite sick the past week. SIL a. L. Zimmerman and family 1 iiP^Eunday at the J. H. Bone A * RO<l Dunn, wife and nephew \site(F'^ith the Bone family JSonday. C‘ Kilpatrick and family mt New Year’s day at the home H. Bone. V • ivs In. of J. W. B. Reynolds and wife of Litchfield visited at the S. S. Rey nolds home from Sunday until Tuesday. Will Engles has been putting the finishing touches on Fred Zwink’s new house. S' The roads drifted in, last Tues day and were in worse condition I than they have been before this winter. \ The carrier wishes to the road overseers and patrons, who sc kindly opened the roads after the wind storm Tuesday. The first part cf last week some one broke open S. F. McPhearce’s mail box. This is a very serious An Explanation To Our Readers Complaints having reached us that those of you who were en titled to receive the Homestead and To-Day’s with new and re newed subscriptions to the North western, where subscription is paid a year ahead, have not re ceived the same. We assure you that we have written in to the publisher of those premiums ask ing explanation and shall be able to explain the delay very soon. We are extremely sorry regarding the j same and will adjust the matter ; at the earliest moment. The fact \ that our check covering the cost of these publications has not been returned to us, leads us to believe the same, with list sent in must | have been lost in the mails. How ever, be patient and we will try and adjust the affair satisfactorily in a short time. offense, if the guilty party were discovered. J. H. Lee and family, J. A. Mcllravy and family and Tom Mcllravy and wife spent New Year’s day at the Marvin Lee home. Fred Zwink has grown tired of leading a life of single blessedness so he and Miss Coral Daddow are to be wedded Thursday evening of thid week. When Dr. Bowman was called several miles west of Loup City, last Wednesday night, he was two hours getting three miles from home on account of bad roads. W. R. McCullough came up from Geneva last Friday evening for a week’s visit with his son, A. L. McCullough, and family. He leaves here today for Fremont, for a further visit with a daugh ter. He is looking well and feel ing fine. Miss Lois Steen gave a party for the Gleaner class of the Pres byterian church, on New Year’s day from 2 to 5:30. All had a good time. A delicious supper was served. The rooms were prettily decorated for the occasion. ( Meetings at the Different Churches Presbyterian—The pastor will i preach Sunday morning at 10:30 from the subject: “The Possibili ties and the Power of the Regener ate Life.” Christian Endeavor will meet at the usual hour, but there will be no evening service, because of the Revival at theM.E. church. German—Sunday, January 10. Morning service, 10:30, Sunday school at 10:00. German church at Rockville, Sunday, January, 10. German service, 3 p. m. English service, 8 p. m. Baptist—10:30 a. m., sermon by Rev. Fred Berry of Lincoln, Sup erintendent of State Missions for the Nebraska State Convention. You will enjoy hearing him. B. Y. P. U. service 6:30 sharp, ( led by the pastor. O. A. Woods last week sold his livery barn to Joe Caddy, the transfer to take place as soon as Mr. Caddy returns from a visit he has been taking the past num ber of days in another part of the state. MASKED BALL BIG SUCCESS Big Crowd and One of the Most Suc cessful Events Held in City. PRIZE WINNERS GfVEN BELOW. The masquerade ball given New Year’s Eve at the opera house by our friends of the Germania Verein was, in point of numbers and excellence of entertainment, one of the very best ever held by that splendid organization in our city. The night was propitious and the opera house was filled with merry dancers who ushered the old year out and the new year in. The music was par excellence and the order could not have been better. The contest between the wearers of the various costumes was very spirited and the gener ous rivalry gave the judges diffi cult work in determining the win ners, so many being especially good. Following are the winners: First Prize, Ladies’ Costume— Mrs. Ella Odendahl. First Prize, Gents’ Costume— John Jezewski. Ladies’ Comic Costume—Guy Martin. Gents’ Comic Costume—Cliff Rowe. Fool’s Prize Costume — Dan Bauman. Prize Miscellaneous Costumes— Mrs. John McDonall, Mrs. Ike Kieth, Miss Alice Rufenacht, Mrs. Will Dolling, Mrs. Lizzie Shrove, Mrs. Cora Kinman and Mrs. Hiram Cramer. Word was received here a few lays ago that a baby boy was horn Dec. 29,1914, at Windsor, Colo., to Rev. and Mrs. P. Juel ing. former pastor and wife of the German church here. LETTER FROM THOS BURTON From His Letter We Take The Fol lowing Interesting lews. LOCATED AT WICHITA, KANSAS. We received a few days ago a letter from our good friend, Thos. Burton, who is at Wichita, Kan sas, enclosing remittance for an other year of Northwestern visits. From his letter we take the fol lowing interesting news to his old friends: “Maybe some of my Sherman county friends would like to know what I am doing. Well, I am yard foreman at the Sedgwick House Headquarters of the As sociated Charaties and Corrections Associations. They feed all the men who are out of money and work who call here. The said “down-and-outs" are supposed to work an hour for a meal and an hour for a bed. We have a wood yard where they can saw and split wood, and a rock pile, and two paper presses where we bale paper, and other work. There are plenty of professional tramps who fade away without working, besides taking every thing they can get their handson. Then there are poor men with families who are out of work in the winter. They are furnished work sawing wood and paid in groceries I have all that part of the business to look after and see that all the wood sold is delivered as it should be. It is an interesting job. One gets acquainted with all kinds of human nature. Som«; people ap preciate help and some don’t. There is a free employment depot that furnishes a great many men and women with jobs. Every morning there is a crowd in the office looking for work. Some nights we have from eighty to ninety men here. They are not all hoboes. Some have a little money. They pay ten cents for a meal and and ten cents for a bed. There are two large reading rooms where men can read and smoke. The women have all their rooms on second floor. The Sedgwick House is a three story fire-proof build ing. You will have to imagine the other things I could tell, as it would take up too mnch space to write it.” Girl Accidentally Stabbed by Brother A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Sorensen, a girl about eighteen years old, lies dangerously wound ed, at the home of her parents in the east part of town, the victim of an accidental knife thrust re ceived while making an effort to separate her youthful brothers who were engaged in a fight. The family is naturally secretive concerning the details of the re gretable affair. The story goes that one of the boys had a knife in his hand, while engaged in the tight, but whether he was at tempting to use it on his antagon ist, or happened to have it in his hand when the trouble started, can not be said. The boys are little fellows, but ten or twelve years of age, and the sister who was attempting to separate the combatants and restore peace, is somewhat older. In the melee, presumably accidental, the knife penetrated her side to a depth of about six inches. A doctor was called to attend her injuries. The wound was probed to determine its depth and course, and it was found that it reached no vital point, and bar ring infection or other unfortunate developements she will probably recover.—Ravenna News. Old gentleman Sharp is report ed very ill and has been so for some weeks, with no perceptible improvement. STEGHER TO MEET PIETRO J«e Steelier to Wrestle the Antrim Huskey in Unetn. WEDRI.SRAT RIGHT. JANRARY IS. Joe Stecher, the spectacular heavyweight wrestler from Dodge county, Nebraska, who is now un der the management of Frank Gotch and Emil Klank, has been matched to clash in a finish match with Tony Pietro, the Austrian champion, Wednesday night, Jan uary 13, at the Oliver theater, Lincoln. Pietro, who is a newcomer in America, recently sent a challenge to grapple with Steche,- or any other American heavyweight. The challenge was forwarded to Emil Klank in Chicago, who re si>onded yesterday by sending a wire accepting the dcfi. Klank also sent word that Gotch would try to arrange his ufff ‘-' Stecher’s second. Stecher won a sensational vic tory New Year’s day from George Turner, a 225-pound husky from South Dakota, by pinning Turner twice in twelve minntes. Klank is confident Stecher is champion ship material and the agreement between Stecher on one side and Gotch and Klank on the other provides that Stecher is to be the personal pupil of Gotch, who plans to tutor and develop the Nebraska phenom until the latter is the recognized heavyweight champion. Herman and Albion Ohlsen left for Dwight, Neb., Monday morn ing, where they are engaged in constructing the new Catholic church. be at the ringside UNITY CLUB GIVE ANNUAL BANQUET Womb's Unity Club Celebrated Twenty-Third Anniversary at The Home of Mrs. A. L. Zimmerman. WILL BE REMEMBERED^AS RED-LETTER DAY. On New Year's evening the Woman’s Unity Club celebrated its twenty-third anniversary by giving a banquet at the home of Mrs. A. L. Zimmerman. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Tracy were the only people present, who attended the first banquet given New Year’s day 1892. The latter was presi dent at that time and is president now. We are especially grateful to Mrs. Zimmerman for opening her home to us for the evening. The three large parlors opening togeth er are well adapted to such an oc casion. The committees that had such an important part in the work are to be commended for the perfect arrangement in every detail. Last, but, not least, the club wishes to thank the invited guests who made such happy re sponses to the toasts. A company of about thirty-five people were assembled around the tables. In the excellent three course dinner, mention should be made of the splendid pumpkin pie. The national appreciation of purely American dish is well ex pressed in Whittier’s lines, What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye, What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie? The spicy plum pudding that had its origin from our English ancestors completed the perfect menu. Mrs. Burwell, as toastmistress. Large Number Attend Watch-Night Service The union watch-night services at the Methodist church last Thursday night, New Year’s Eve, brought out the largest number of people ever in attendance at such in the past history of the city. The early part of the evening was given over to social time, with coffee and doughnut attachments, up to about 10 o’clock, the church being crowded with people, com ing and going. From that hour up to the dawn of the New Year, the building was comfortably fill ed in the main part, listening to the songs, short addresses, etc., all of which proved most enter taining. W. R. Mellor was up from Lin coln the latter part of last week for a day or so on business mat ters, returning home Sunday. Reunion of the Class of 1910 The class of 1910, with about 12 other boys and girls who used to associate together while in High School, met at the home of Edgar Foster, last Wednesday evening to go in a bob-sled to the country home of Mrs. Elma Corn ing Zwink, seven miles west of town All were nicely seated and we were of, when alas, the sled run ner broke. Some of the boys went for oysters, while the others bitched to a wagon, in the mean time the girls were walking on, some of them walking over two miles before the boys were finally ready. Our destination was reached about 9:45, after visiting and re calling school-day incidents, the evening was spent in card games. After all had done justice to the oysters, we departed for home, wishing for a reunion again, even if we were home only ashort time before old Sol could be seen in the east. Those present were: Muses Outhouse, McCray, McFadden, Smith, Lofholm, Fowler, Corning, Lee per, Daddow and Mrs. Lettie Peugh Foster. Means Jones, Tracy, Musser, Whitaker, Prich ard, Burrows, Gilbert, Foster, Coltrane, Zwink and Rowe. When a newspaper gives you a lot of free advertising in order to boom some concert or entertain ment in which you are interested, keep track of the lines that are printed week by week and multi ply that number by the regular advertising rates of the paper. Compare the results with the actual money value of any favor that you get from any other busi ness concern. Then take into con sideration the fact that advertis ing and circulation are the only two things that a newspaper has to sell. Now, in these da.f s of higher prices, how much do you think it ought to give away? — Aurora Republican. Downing Charlton has been se lected by the Nebraska senate as first assistant secretary of that body for the present session. Don will make good. The Ladies’ Industrial Society will meet next Wednesday after noon (Jan. 13) at the home of Mrs. S. E. Gallaway. Banker Dwehus of, Rockville was in this city on business, Mon day. after a short introduction touching on the beginning of ‘Women’s Clubs, their work and their growth, proposed the toast, “The Club Woman’s Outlook,” to Supt. Burwell. He said, “Their possibilities are bounded on the north by the Aurora Borealis, on the south by the precession of the equinoxes, on the east by the rising sun and on the west by the Judgement Day.” Rev. Slocumb responded to “The Club and the Community.” He told of libraries established by the club, cemetaries cared for by their efforts and public fountains placed on convenient corners as some of their best known work. The next toast was “Our Pro grams” by Miss Meroe Outhouse. She said, “Most of our programs for this year can be grouped un der the headings of History and Art. The history considers the great European war. In art wTe are studying great American painters and tlieir work.” Mrs. Oltjenbrun toasted, “Our Husbands’’ brown. She began by saying, “I presume they as signed this subjedt to me because I am the most newly married wo man in the club, following the theory that the least experienced can usually say the most.” After her speech, one of the husbands was heard to say, “‘Well. I"d rather be toasted than roasted. ” Rev. Dunn gave “A Farewell to 1914,” the company came near shedding tears—from excess of laughter. He left the thought that the year 1914 would go down in history as a year frought with events of the most far reaching consequences. Rev. Steen gave “A Welcome to 1915,” one of the thoughts he gave us was, “We should have re gard for the past, but we owe our greatest concern to things looking toward the future.” Rev. Steen’s solo, “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” was greatly ap preciated by everyone present. The Banquet beginning theyear 1915 will be remembered as one of the red letter days of the Woman’s Unity Club. Will Play Return Date Tuesday The Jack Simmons Stock Co*, which has been playing here the first t!hree days of this week is a company that does exactly as ad vertised, presenting new and ex cellent plays, with beautiful spe cial scenery, good and clean vau deville between each act. On Monday night the play’ “A Woman’s Vengeance” pleased the audience greatly, all having noth ing but words of praise for the company, the clever work of Miss Edna Foy being especially well spoken of. Tuesday night, “The Crimson Crown,” a play that was quite different, held the audience spellbound as the plot and motive of the play was revealed, and Miss Foy, in her delineation of “Inez Carol, ” the woman struggling be tween the right and the wrong, had the audience completely un der her sway at all times. The company as a whole gives posi tively the best for the money we have had in Loup City for years, and it is with pleasure we learn that by special request a return engagement has been arranged for next Tuesday night, Jan. 12, when a new play and new vaude ville will be presented, ‘ The Prison Brand,” an intense prob lem of the day, in three acts, and three vaudeville acts, prices 25-35 50c. Reserved seats on sale at Swanson &Lofholm’s Drugstore.