Loup City Northwestern
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LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN SHERMAN COUNTY. THE PAPER THAT THE PEOPLE READ
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. Jannary, 14th 191*T
KIND WORDS FROM
What They Think and Say io Us About the Northwestern—Jokingly Roast
Us, But Send the Where-with-all For Another Year.
1915 STARTS OUT GOOD FOR US.
In remitting for advance visits
cf the Northwestern, Rev. Archie
M»earns, from McCormick Semin
ary, Chicago, says: “No matter
how many papers we have in Chi
cago, I must have the Northwes
tern. There is not a sheet in this
paper-laden and ink-smeared city
that can hold my attention when
the Northwestern arrives along
about Saturday morning with the
news from home, despite all the
dope about Federal League, Bos
ton Braves and war extras galore.
The seminary opened up full blast
on the second semester’s work.
Everything is going tine and we
are having a great year. Best re
gards to all and wishing you a
big, bountiful and joyous 1915.’’
From Elba, Mrs. Stanley
Shachta writes: “Am glad to get
the paper every week. I would
feel lost without it.“
Rev. Raymond Kearns writes:
“The Northwestern has been such
a faithful visitor ever since I left
home that it would seem like los
ing an old friend, if it wasn't on
hand to greet me every week.
You know father paid the bills so
long that I just got the habit of
expecting the paper and never
looked at the subscription mark.
We are very pleasantly located in
Oswego and find the work here
very congenial. Kindest regards’"
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$kkdatfe. Neb., ,lan. 4, 1915.
FfS^d Iftirleigh: Your old sheet
isn t good for much. Your politics
are entirely wrong and most of
your news columns are taken up
with automobile contests. But it
is the best I can do and I am glad
C. C. got the auto so send the old
thing along for a while longer.
I would like to go over there and
see yon all once again, but when
a fellow buys a farm and goes in
debt for it and then gets in some
more putting on buildings or other
imporvements, and then deeper
yet buying cattle he don't have
much loose change for traveling
on the railroad. Of course, if I
had some graft, like a newspaper
for instance, it would lie different,
but the only graft I have is town
ship clerk and school district
treasurer. One pays me about
four dollars per and the other
about two fifty and that wont take
a fellow very far. Enclosed please
find a check that I think you can
fool the First%National into cash
ing. Yours, D. C. Leach.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1915.
J. AY. Burleigh., Loup City, Neb.
Dear Brother Burleigh: I know
you will be surprised to get a let
ter from me, as I have promised
so often to write you, and were I
not somewhat fearful that the
Northwestern might suddenly
icease to make its weekly visita
' tions, 1 thought perhaps I had
better send you a few guilders, as
probably at this particular season
of the year there is an abnormal
emend on your editorial ex
-..chequer. I am well aware that in
passing through a political com
paign, such as you and my old
friend Wilber Waite has recently
experienced there is quite an ex
pense attached thereto. I was
really sorry when I learned the
result, but there is one thing sure,
if Sherman county every expects
to elect a full Republican ticket,
good, clean men: men of honesty
and ability must be placed on the
ballot, or defeat is sure to be the
inevitable result. Ha, ha! (I know
for I tried it myself)
I like Columbus splendidly, but
I long at times to get out in the
country, where I can hear the;
grunting of a hog. and the bleat
ing of a sheep. Were I a young
man nothing would keep me from
the farm. We have had some
very cold weather here, 7 degrees
below zero, but it only lasted a
few days and it is pleasant now.
I would love to be in Loup City
during the holidays, and see some
of the good old faces I used to
know so well. I often think of
“Jim” Johansen when we batched
in elevator at Schaupp Siding. He
bought 1200 bushels of corn for
Adam Scaupp and it shelled out
1500. Better not mention it to
any one but “Jim” as he may
want to run for office some time.
I have been up to the old home
once since I moved here. I have
a brother living there and we
went up on a visit.
I paid $60 per acre fora farm in
Ohio, ten years ago,and sold it for
$105. and the property I live in
here cost $8000. I draw a pension
of $19 per month, so with a little
economy, I can live fairly well
without much work. Received a
nice, long letter a few weeks ago
from my good, old friend ,T. F.
Nicoson. I remember many pleas
ant days we spent together at in
stitute. I am glad to know that
lie is one of your teachers in the
Loup City schools for I know the
kind of instruction he is capable
of rendering. I wish we had more
teachers like him. How did you
like the result of the Ohio election?
Republican governor, dead demo
crat and annihilated bull-moose.
"Truth crushed to earth will rise
again, etc., etc. The Republican
party has been the author of too
many good things for me to aban
don it now; and I truly indorse
your stand along these lines.
A letter from-Wilber Waite,
not long since, stated that you
had become so bald that you
didnT have to take otf your hat
any more to have your hair cut.
I tell you that made me laugh.
Well, my good wife says dinner
is ready, and now just lay aside
your editorial work, and come and
take a lunch with us. If you ever
come to Columbus you must not
fail to come to number 41 South
Eureka Avenue. Tender your good
wife our kindest regards. With
much love and regards to all I re
main as evei. W. H. Kennedy.
This is a personal letter and
don?t you dare publish it.
At the Home of the Bride's Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daddow.
A very pretty wedding occured
I last Thursday evening, Jan. 7,
1915, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Daddow, when their oldest
daughter, Miss Coral A. Daddow,
was united in wedlock to Fred C.
Zwink, the Rev. L. V. Slocumb
pastor of the First Methodist
church of this city officiating.
Foliow ing the ceremony, the guests
to the matter of i>erhaps forty sat
down to a sumptuous wedding
feast, prepared by the mother of
tlie bride, after which the evening
was spent in social pastime. The
bride is a graduate of the Loup
City high schools of the Class of
'13, and since then has been one
of our most successful teachers in
the rural schools. The groom is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris.
Zwink of Elm township, where he
owns a farm, upon which lie has
erected recently a nice home for
his bride, and where they will
commence Housekeeping immedi
ately, without the formality of a
bridal trip away. He is one of
our most enterprising and pro
gressive young farmers. The
ceremony took place at the hour
of 8 o'clock, Mr. Byard Mills of
of Westerville, Neb., acting as
best man, while Miss Grace Dad
dow. sister of the bride was brides
maid. Miss Lena Zwink playing
the wedding march. Many and
costly were the tokens *of esteem
presented the happy couple from
assembled guest, all of whom were
related by ties of blood. The
Northwestern will follow the new
homemakers with the best of
wishes for their future success and
A baby girl was bom Jan. 8,
1915 to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Chase.
The Northwestern extends* con
Miss Anna Leschinsky went to
Rockville yesterday morning for
a few days’ visit with her grand
State Bank Installs an
Almost Human Machine
Lasi week Mr. R. S. Roach of
the Burroughs Adding Machine
Company was at the Loup City
State Bank installing a new ledger
posting machine, which is about
the most wonderful piece af mech
anism we have ever seen. The
almost human machine does all of
the ledger posting and automatic
ally picks up the old balance, sub
tracts the amount of checks issued,
no matter how many, lists them
neatly on the ledger sheet, adds
the deposits, and all that is neces
sary to record the new balance is
two strokes of the lever and the
new balance is printed in the bal
ance column. Only one feature
of this wonderful machine did not
appeal to the editor and it was,
as the banker casually informed
us, that the machine automatically
picks out an over-draft balanoe
and refuses to record it in the bal
ance column without printing “O.
D." after it. This machine, es
we stated above, seems almost hu
man. with the possible exception
that it cannot be forced to make a
mistake, unless the operator press
es the wrong key. This improve
ment is in keeping with the im
proved methods always being
adopted by this enterprising insti
To Our Patient
We have received a letter from
the Homestead people, under date
of January 8, advising us that all
subscribers, whose names we have!
sent in, have been entered and
they should be receiving the Home
stead regularly soon. As to To
Day’s magazine, however, they
say it usually takes about 80 days
to get the names properly entered
on the mailing list of that maga
zine, which, if entered after the
magazine is sent out for that
month, subscribers must wait an
additional 30 days before receiv
ing it. We have quite a list yet |
to stjpd in, which we have waited
before sending in till we heard
from the Homestead people. We
will now send in the balance of
the list, which subscribers will un
doubtedly receive in due time. If
by any means you do not receive
the Homestead and To-Day’s with
in a reasonable time let us know
and we will take up the matter
Following are those who have
remembered us on subscription
since the dawn of the new year in
new and renewed subscriptions to
the Northwestern, with added
comment and good wishes: Fred
Stam. W. H. Kennedy, J. S.
Pedler for himself, mother and
brother in Canada, Swanson &
Lofholm, R. L. Arthur, Gus
Lorentz, E. P. Daily, M. Lescbin
ski, H. M. Eisner, Thos. Burton,
A. E. Edwards, Dr. O. E. Long
acre, J. H. Burwell, D. C. Leach,
Peter H. Jensen, Rev. J.C. Tour
tellot, Mrs. Naomi Criss, Rev.
Raymond Kearns, Mrs. E. S. Hay
hurst, Mrs. Stanley Shachta,
I-ritz Bichel, Mrs. H. G. Hosier,
Rev. Archie Kearns, L. B. Milli
gan, Andrew Kowalski, Mrs.
Annie Liephart. M. P. Kinkaid,
Mrs. Milton Rentfrow, A. N.
Cook, AN m. Jakob Jr., W. R.
Mellor, Harry de la Motte.
The fre^lecture by R. H. Bar
ber of New York, at Society Jan.
6th, was equal, if not superior to
many we pay 50 cents to hear and
was greatly enjoyed by those pre
sent. Mrs. E. W. Thompson
kindly assisted with the music.
Students from out of town were,
Mrs. Cropper of Sargent, Mrs. J.
Giulford of Comstock, Mr. Heapy
of Litchfield and Mr. N. G. Han
sen of Hastings.
At the Iossi sale next Tuesday !
a registered Shorthorn cow will
be one °f the best things on the
sale. Besides, a thoroughbred
shorthorn bull and four yearline
Shorthorn bulls will be on sale.
Better be on hand.
Attempt to Burn Hancock School
Building Last Week Tuesday.
HOT MUCH OAMAGE DOHE.
Last Tuesday evening about 6
o’clock, the Hancock schoolhouse,
a few miles southeast of this city,
was discovered on tire, but the
early arrival of James Johnson,
ill Hancock and other patrons
of the school living near the
building managed to put the
flames to rout before much dam
age was done. The facts as gleaned
are as follows: As a fanner living
some distance from the school
house,-but in plain sight thereof,
was going to his barn to do the
milking, he noticed that the
building was lighted and phoned
over to the nearby patrons, ask
ing what was going on at the
schoolhouse. as it was all lighted.
Reply was to the effect that noth
ing was doing, but remembering
the recent destruction of the
Tracy schoolhouse by fire under
suspicious circumstances, the gen
tlemen named above hurried over
and found numbers of school books
had been placed beneath the
teacher’s desk, a curtain torn
from one of the windows and
placed over them, and were blaz
ing away. The door was broken
open and with the aid of snow
taken from drifts around the
house the tire was speedily sub
dued, with only the loss of some
of the books and a oadly charred
floor. An examination of the pre
! mises found a south window open
and tracks of footsteps leading
away from it in the mud. As the
fire was in the opposite side of
the room from the stove, which
had little or no fire in it, and
books had been piled under the
desk, opened wide. ■ > easily burn,
with a curtain around and over
the same to make a bonfire, the
south window open and tracks
leading to and from the building
at that point, there is positively
no doubt but that it was a das
tardly attempt to burn the build
ing by some unknown firebug.
So far, there are no clues leading
to the discovery of the incendary
or incendiaries who burned the
Tracy schoolhouse, nor the frus
trated attempt to destroy the
Hancock schoolhouse above des
Christmas at the
Bachelor life ch>es not always in
dicate that no golden sunshine of
real pleasure enters in, on the con
trary it is often the life of real
happiness, and especially is it true
when cne can spend a day like the
one enjoyed by a large number of
bachelors at the E. J. Mulick
ranch on Christmas day.
The Mulick ranch consists of
several hundred acres and lies near
Senator Reuben Dwight's town,
Perma. Mr. Mulick is a lawyer by
profession and for years practiced
law7 in Omaha, Nebraska, also spent
eight years in Washington, D. C.,
hobnobing with the smart set in
the world’s greatest city. Failing
health, however, brought him to
Montana and he is now happily
situated on a large cattle ranch
where the bright sun hides behind
the bronze and misty mountains,
and says goodnight early to a pros
perous and contented home.
Mr. Mulick is not a bachelor,
but is practicing these days while
his estimable wife and young son
are in Chicago spending the winter
with Mrs. Mulick’s parents. They
left before Thanksgiving, conse
quently, the one time city disciple
is now enduring single blessedness
and liie on a ranch. He has a
large number of bachelor friends
in that neighborhood and thought
that it would be a glorious time
for a real Christmas dinner sent
for several turkeys, fattened them
nicely and prepared for a day
when he could have all his bache
lor friends in for a big feed and a
general good time.
Christmas day was selected for
the occassion and guests invited.
The bill of fare, it is said, would
make the Davenport in Spokane
look like a free soup house.
Mr. Mulick had not forgotten
the many banquets of city life con
sequently after dinner brought on
the smokes and toasts were re
sponded to as follows:
C. A. Curtis Toastmaster
M.C. Mulick Impression of Mont.
Lincoln Davenport,Our Neighbors
Location of Where Fair Shall ha NeM
Next Year ladecMed.
DATES SET FOR SEPT. 22-23-14.
The first meeting of the board
of directors of the Sherman Coun
ty Agricultural Soceity was held
at the court house here last Sat
urday, Jan. 9. The question as
to where the next fair will be
held was left undecided, although
the dates of Sept. 22, 23 and 24,
were decided upon. The location
was left to be decided upon at the
next meeting. The president and
secretary were made a committee
to look over the premium list and
year book of 1914, and recommend
changes, and to report at next
meeting. The compensation of of
ficers was fixed as follows: Presi
dent. $25; secretary, $125; trea
surer, $10. The secretary was in
structed to have the vice president
solicit membership. Outside of
the above, nothing of importance
came before the meeting and ad
journment was taken.
We received a oleasant call last
Saturday from Mr. E. E. Con
quest, of Holyoke, Colo., who with
his wife formerly, Miss Johnson,
daughter of Rev. Johnson of
Webster township, is here visiting
the wife’s parents and her sister,
Mrs. John Blaska, and husband.
They expect to return to their
mountain home this week.
We neglected last week to men
tion the"winning of the silver set
by Mrs. Enderlee in the con
test at the Dreamland. Mrs. En
derlee feels very grateful»to her
many friends who made it possible
for her to win the handsome set.
Mr. Alvin E. Fees of Custer
county and Miss Esther Louise
Parker of Arcadia were united in
marriage the 6th instant at the
Presbyteritn manse by the Rev.
E. M. Steen;_
A little daughter was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ross in this
city Jan. 7, 1915. May the little
girl live to be a pride and joy to
the happy parents.
OF THE WEEK
J. P. Leininger Sells Lumber Yard to Hansen Lumber Company, of Hastings
J. W. Thompson Sells Pool HaH to J. S. Caddy.
BOTH DEALS MADE KNOWN TUESDAY.
Publicity is made this week of
the sale of the «T. P. Leininger
Lumber Co. business to the Han
sen Lumber Co. of Hastings,
Nebr., the transfer to be made
the first of next month. While
Mr. Leininger and representatives
of the Hansen Lumber C<>. had
virtually closed the bargain last
week, the fact was not made pub
lic till Tuesday of this week, after
all matters pertaining thereto had
been fully settled.
Mr. Leininger informs our re
porter that he has made no defi
nite arrangements for the future,
and will for the present busy him
self in settling all the unfinished
business of the past twelve years
he has conducted his large and
ever increasing mercantile institu
tion, and will in the meantime
continue his residence in Loup
City. Mr. Leininger has for so
long been a business man here
that he will be sorely missed from
among them and it is to be hoped
that he and his estimable family
will remain with us in the future.
On Monday evening of this
week, in the fewest possible words
and within a few moments, Will
ard Thompson sold his billiard
and pool hall toJoe Caddy whotook
charge of his new business Tues
day morning. It was one of the
quickest exchanges on Loup City's
business record. Just what is the
Deer Creek items arrived, this
week too late for publication. All
communications or articles of any
length must be in this office by
Monday to insure publication.
Gus. Lorentz' baby daughter is
reported ill with la grippe.
Meetings in Full Swing
The Methodist revival services
are still continuing and with in
creased attendance as the days go
by. Last Sunday evening the
church was crowded to its very
utmost, all vacant spaoe taken up
with benches and chairs. A choir
! of at. least 75 voices, taken from
all sister churches and outside of
them occupied the pulpit and ros
trum space, and over an hour pre
ceding the sermon was devoted to
an inspiring song service. The
sermon by Rev. Slocumb was a
vigorous denunciation of the
social evils of the day, al§o bitter
l.v arraigning the dance, booze,
tobacco, questionable attire of the
fashionable present, the foolish
habit of profanity, gossip, scan
dal, and in fact a general shaking
up and down of all things tending
to lessen the moral and religious
living of the people. At the close
of the main service, and after
meeting was held at which a
major part of the audience remain
ed. Sunday afternoon, Rev. Slo
cumb held services for men only,
which was generously attended
and much interest manifest. The
meetings continue all this week
and until further notice.
William Hays Our Future!
Chester Davenport,Brighter Days
John Sauer Thompson Falls
William Wameke Poultry
Sam Reynolds Christmas
Harvey Jones Single Life
Dave Stout The Better Root
Jack Morgan Camas Hot Springs
William Wilson The Mission
A. McFarlrnd Rapid Transit
C. A. Gardner What We Are
Clayton Eau The Ladies
J. W. Kau Winter
D. L. Mulick Shifting Conditions
E. J. Mulick Where the West
Begins. —Mont. Plainsman.
The Baptist church had the
largest attendance at thesr busi
ness meeting held Jan. 7, that
they have had for years.
Reports given by the different
departments that were gratifying
so every one present. One new
deacon was elected, Rudolph
Switzer; and three trustees, Milo
Gilliert for 6ve years, Rosco Jack
for four years; Mrs. J. W. Amick,
treasur; Mrs. Angier, clerk; Ed.
Angier, Sunday school, Supt. and
Mrs. J. L, Dunn, assistant, Mrs.
C. R. Sweetland, organist. After
the meeting all went to the parson*
age where a delicious lunch.
Don’t forget the Alpress-Misner
Co. at the opera house Saturday
evening of this week. Prof. Al
press has been abroad and in Ber
lin and London was under the
the very best instruction and re
turned home one of the must fin
ished violinists of the day. Mrs.
Alpress is one of the best pianists
before the public today, receiving
her training under some of the
best musicians of the country,
while as a reader she has more
than ordinary ability and of very
pleasing address. Miss Misner is
said to be endowed with a most
pleasing stage presence, a magni
ficent soprano voice and the tem
perament of the true artist. Her
musical education has been abroad.
Don’t fail to hear them Saturday
night at the opera house.
The largest audience found at
the Dreamland at any date was
that which attended last Saturday
night to witness the vaudeville
performance put on the boards by
two of our Loup City boys,
Messrs. Sidney Thrasher and Hal
Jenner, who gave their initiatory
performances before taking their
acts out upon the road. Some
parts were quite unique and com
pletely different from past vaude
ville performances and must be
seen to be thoroughly appreciated.
next business move of Willard he
for the present is not fully able to
state, otherwise than that he will
remain here and go into business
J. E. Roush had shellers at his
place last Wednesday.
Fj-ank Spotanski was at Litch
field for horses, last Saturday.
Ed Obermiller sold some horses
in Loup City last week. *
Lew Bly drove Edgar Foster’s
Will Rowe will farm the John
Peugh place this year.
Mr. and Mrs.IraDaddow'sbaby
was taken very sick, Sunday.
Mis§ Rena Branscomb was on
the sick list, last week.
Vern Alleman and family spent
Sunday at Albert Snyder’s.
W. O. Brown shipped cattle
and hogs to South Omaha, Mon -
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Liebhart went
to Aurora Tuesday for a short:
Claude Burt returned to Lincoln
this week after a two weeks visis
Goodwin, Howard and Casteel
shipped hogs to South Omaha,
Mrs. C. S. Cash lost a thorough -
bred heifer with corn stalk disease
Henry Goodwin and family at
tended the wedding in Loup City
John Petersen shipped a car of
hay to the eastern market this
Hans Deitz shipped a car of
cattle and a car of hogs to South
Omaha this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hawk’s lit
tle daughter was on the sick list,
John Petersen and sons helped
Hans Deitz get his cattle and hogs
to market this week.
Horace and Frank Casteel and
families visited at W. Hughes Sun
H. W. Brodock and family and
Ernest Daddow and family took
dinner with Nick Daddow’s Sun
Tom Garner has been selling
wheat the past week for $1.17 per
bushel. He still has over 500
bushel to sell.
The baby of Frank Spotanski
almost strangled to death when it
drank coaloil from a bottle. The
mother took the baby to air and
at this time is doing fairly well.
Those knowing themselves to
be indebted to me for ice, please
call and settle as soon as possible.
Jas. W. Conger.
J im Lee and R. D. Hendrickson
are building themselves an ice
house. This is what every farmer
should do. I have hundreds of
tons of ice ready to put on the
platform for 75 cents a load. Call
Wm. Rowe and son, Arthur
have been busy siding and adding
two porches on F. G. Casteel’s
house the past week. The porches
are a big improvement to the
The farmers who have wheat
have been taking advantage of
high prices and getting to market.
But the speculators have the most
of the wheat and will profit more
by the raise than the farmer will.
The carrier believes that tho
children in district 78 has more
fun than all the other children oil
on the route. Nature has placed
some big hills there and the child
ren coast down them in the winter
with a sled and in a wagon in the
summer. The carrier could not
help but think of the time when
he was gping to school in th°
little old shnolhouse that used t°
be north of the Harry Jenner
place, and the good times we used
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