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Loup City Northwestern
George Cramer Former Sherman County Citizen Writes Interestingly of a
Trip Through the Beautiful State of California.
Ocean Beach. Calif., .Tan., 19
1915. Editor Northwestern: Loup
City, Nebr., Dear Sir:—A few
lines from a friend in this far
away beautiful land, might be of
interest to you. From Columbus
we came over the Union Pacific to
Denver, and from there we took
the Sante Fe on the 17th of Dec
ember for San Diego, California.
The SantaFe does not carry diners,
so we had breakfast at Trinidad.
We had dinner at Las Vega. New
Mexico, supper at Alberquerque.
Saturday morning we had break
fast at Williams, where a branch
road runs up to the Grand Can
yon of Arizona. Kingman was
the next stop, where we ate dinner
at 11 o'clock. There is where the
real desert starts and extends for
about 200 miles. There seems to
have been a rain, and being real
calm the sand did not blow. All
along the trail or as far as the eye
could reach the way was strewn
with carcasses of cattte. Now and
then we would notice an Indian
We arrive^ at Needles for sup
per. which is on the Colorado
river, just over the line in Cali
fornia. We peached Los Angeles
for breakfast and the ride down
to San Diego was a most beautiful
one. Orange, lemon and olive
eroves and flowers everywhere
along the road.
We can buy oranges here for
less than one cent a piece, and
bananas at 10 and 15 cents a dozen.
The nicest kind of fish for 5 cents
per pound". While at the fish
market a few days ago we saw a
Jewfish that weighed 285 pounds,
which I was told is put un like
salmon. We also visited the
cruiser San Diego, which until the
16th day of September was called
The California. She is a most
beautiful ship, and is manned by
8<m) men. The day she came in
from Mexican waters a salute was
fired from the forts, the calliope
played Home Sweet Home, all the
whistles blew and the people gave
Admiral Howard and his sailor
boys a rousing welcome. The
“A Fool and His Money,” at
The Opera House on Monday,
Jan. 25. This wonderful comedy,
known all over tne United States
and Canada has just attained its
majority and in theatricals, is
termed a classic of its kind. It
made the fame of its author, Geo.
H. Broadhurst, who is also ac- i
countable forsuch mirth provokers
as ‘'Why Smith Left Home,”
“What Happened to Jones,” and
others, comedies that have made
the whole world laugh. Guy and
Constance Caufman who for the
past few seasons have been suc
cessfully starred through this
territory in , "The Man on the
Box,” “The Wolf,” and “The
Arab" will appear in the roles
and offend none. Seats on sale at
Swanson & Lofholm.
Last Wednesday evening, Loup
City Lodge No. 1208, Mystic
Workers of the World installed
the following officers:
Perfect, A. B. Conger: moniter,
Nettie A. Doner; secretary, O. F.
Petersen; treasurer, W. H. Don
er; marshal, A. W. Boecking:
warden, Ella Boecking; sentinel,
C. P. Petersen, which was follow
ed by a banquet that had been
prepared by the refreshment com
mittee, Mrs. A. B. Conger and
Mrs. A. W. Boecking.
The following officers were
elected by the Baptist Sunday
school, Secretary, Rosco Jack;
Assistant Secretary. Miss Eva
(Jackson, Librarian, C. R. Sweet
land; Treasurer, Carl Amick. Or
a/ ganist Jack Amick; Cradle Roll,
Mrs. C. R. Sweetland; Home de
partment, Mrs. Briggs.
government Aviation corps is
stationed here and we see airships
flying every day.
Three Mexican merchant vessels
are lying here close to the lumber
wharf, entered until the war is
We drove to Lemon Grove, a
suburb, which is about eight miles
northeast of San Diego. There is
a large packing house there and
more than 600 acres of lemon
\esterday we drove out to
Point Loma, where still the ruins;
of the old Spanish light house re
mains. Point Loma is a high
narrow point where the ocean and
bay meet.
Ocean Beach is also a suburban
town of about 1800 inhabit
ants, which until five years ago
was a desolate waste. It also lies
between the Ocean and tfie bay.
Great preparations are being
made for the Exposition, and it is
certainly worth one's time and
money to visit it.
We do not expect to return to
Colorado until the first of August.
Please send your paper here un
til further notice and oblige
Very respectfully,
George Cramer.
At Lincoln last week, Stecher
beat Pietro, the Austrian, in
straight falls, 11 and minutes
the time. Stecher is now after
Westergard, Roller and all the
big fellows, but they are side-step
ping so far and Joe can’t get any
scissors hold on contracts with
William Larsen Has Very Pleasing
A good story is told on Will
Larson of the Mercantile store,
and best of it all is that the facts
contained therein are true and
worth perhaps a hundred
dollars or more to him. Last
week he repaired to his stable and
found a fine Holstein calf by the
side of his valuable cow of that
breed. Will got busy caring for
the calf and had matters arranged
satisfactorily when he heard a
movement ovgr in another stall
where his horse was tied and
found a duplicate calf of the Hol
stein species there. Surprised, he
glanced hastily back to see if by
some legerdemain the baby calf
he had been caring for so tenderly 1
had slipped one over on him and
got into the stall with the horse,
but it was where he put it all right
and the result of his find that
calves seemed multiplying nicely.
Not satisfied then with above re
sults, he i>eeped around and ex
amined odd corners to be sure
triplets and not twins had been
presented by his high-priced bo
vine. Anyway, Will has two of
the finest little heifer calves of the
Holstein species one could wish to
see, and he has a perfect right to
do the Presbyterian tango over
his good fortune.
Here is a new Ford story we saw
somewhere, but have forgotten
just where, A man in California
writes to the Ford company and
tells them they should feel very
much exalted for the reason that
the Ford is the only car mention
ed in the Bible and to prove it
cites them to a passage in Isaish
which says: “He went up into
Heaven on high,"' and asks what
other car but a Ford could do
Automobile Instruction
Becoming Popular
Automobile instruction in Ne
braska is a popular thing if the
enrollment at the college of agri
culture is any indication. The
number of students has more than
doubled within the last two years.
Last year when such instruction
was first offered, thirty students
enrolled. This year there are
seventy-five. Aside from the lec
tures, actual repair work is done
on cars brought in, for practice.
The students make adjustments of
bearings, carburetors, magnetos,
and differential gears, do valve
grinding, rewiring, and retiming
of the engines, as well as replace
broken parts where necessary.
These repairs often necessitate the
complete dissembling of the car.
All such work is done free except
for the cost of new parts.
Rev. Wedge Goes
Back to the Ring
The Rev. “Kid’’ Wedge, pugil-;
ist and preacher, is going to for- 1
sake the Rev. C. W. Savidge and
return to the roped arena, believ
ing more money is to be made j
there than in saving souls in
“I may not be able to cast the
devils out like the Rev. Mr.
Savidge does.” says the Kid in a
letter to Omaha paper, “but I can
show the public how to knock ’em
out in the most Lavidge, artistic,
scientific and up-to the-minute
“My broken left hand, which I
cracked over the hard head of
Guy Buckles five weeks ago, is
mended. I am going to bandage it
with electric tape this time, so all
of the hardheaded youths here
and hereabouts will get a chance
at me.,’
Wedge wants to meet Omaha’s
promising youths in a five-round
bout as preliminary to his mono
We learn that C. J. Tracy and
Will Kowe, Sr., & Son, have
the contract for the cement found
ation and carpenter work of the
new Tracy school house up the
vallev, to replace the old one de
stroyed by fire at the hands of a
supposed incendiary. That in
sures the building being put up in
the most satisfactory manner.
Sherman county has 2906 child
ren between the ages of 6 and 20
years and 1946 or 67.0 per cent of
them attend school,’according to a
recent census bulletin. The data
contained in the report relates to
the year 1910 and has only recent
ly been made public. The distri
bution, by age groups, and the
number attending school is as fol
Age • Total No. No. In
6 to 9 788 551
10 to 14 1022 979
15 to 17 540 338
18 to 20 556 78
Harry Taylor returned last Fri
day from Montana bringing his
children with Mm and will nggin
make his home in Loup City.
While Skating 0. L Swanson Meets
With Painful Accident.
Last Sunday, while O. L. Swan
son of this city, with a number of
men and boys was engaged in the
pleasurable pastime of skating on
the river, and during the chase in
a game of ice ' polo, one of his
skates became unfastened, and he
was thrown violently on his face
and against a skate worn by some
one in front of him. resulting in
breaking the bridge of his nose.
His physician, to ‘whom he im
mediately repaired, fixed up the
injured and most valuable frontis
piece to his countenance, and save
for the pain and discomfort of
having to try the rest cure for a
few days, he will come out with
health and beauty unimpaired.
But laying all jokes aside. Oscar
can see not the least bit of pleas
antry in his unfortunate predica
Gottlieb Lipp, who lives od the
farm of William Aafrecht near
Arcadia, received word last Thurs
day that an older brother, Joe,
had lost his life for Germany,
while fighting in Franee near Neu
port, when an English areoplane
dropped a bomb, killing 51 men.
He leaves, besides his wife, five
children, from 4 to 12 years of
age, on a farm near Bremen, Ger
many, the home he had spent
years of hard labor to call his
You can’t afford to miss this
one, A Fool and His Money, comes
highly recommended from the
cities it has been playing, and the
only high class comedy booked
for this season. Guy and, Constance
Caufman heads the f*ast which is
assurance of a splendid perform
ance. At the Opera house Mon
day, Jan. 25. Price 25, 35 and 50.
Will Henderson's sale last Fri
day was quite successful and
brought good prices. Will and
wife left Monday for Edinburg,
Texas, where they expect to make
their future home. They are most
estimable young people and the
Northwestern, with their large
circle of friends here will follow
them with best wishes for their
success in all ways.
The Odd Fellows held one of
the best meetings of the year last
Friday night. The iniatory was
put on, followed by installation
of officers as follows: N. G., Joe
Vaughn: V. G., Will Steen: Sec.,
Albert Boecking; Treas., A. B.
Outhouse; Warden, R. D. Hen
drickson; Conductor, John Foy;
Chaplain, Jim Conger; R. S. N. G.,
Dr. Aye; L. S. N. G., Lee Blv;
R. S. V. G., Jim Lee: L. S. V.
G., C. Larson.
The meetings at the Methodist
church will continue until Friday
night. G. I. Waltz has rendered
exceptional good service as musi
cal director during his stay with
us. Outside of the church he vis
ited the schools where he both
sang and gave helpful talks, he
also visited the sick and shut-ins.
Tuesday night was the last night
of his engagement. We hope the
time will come when we will be
able to work with him again.
There will be a concert given
by the Loup City High School
Girls’ Glee Club at the Daddow
opera house Friday evening, Feb.
5th next. The girls will be as
sisted by the High School Male
Quartet, and Miss Mayer, reader
of Lincoln. Further announce
ment later. Remember the date.
Floyd Howard and a bunch of
other fellows who shipped a car
of porkers to South Omaha last
week, got $6.29 per for the out
put, which was pretty good re
Rev. J. L. Dunn was called to
Lincoln the first of the week to
conduct the funeral services of an
old friend, John Westervelt. He
also remained for the Baptist B.
Y. P. U. and S. S. Institute.
A 600D LAW
Much Desired By Every Beaker and
Merchant ■ fl» DM*.
The Indiana law relating to bad
checks, which many bankers de
sire to see enacted in Nebraska is
as follows:
"Section 1.—Be it enacted by
the general assembly of the state
of Indiana that whoever, with in
tent to defraud by obtaining
money, merchandise, property,
credit or thing of value, although
no express representation is made
in reference thereto, or who, in
the payment of any obligation,
shall make, draw, utter or deliver
any check, draft or order for the
payment of money upon any bank,
depository, person, firm or cor
poration, knowing at the time of
such making, drawing, uttering or
delivering that the maker or draw
er has not sufficient funds in or
credit with such bank, depository;
person, firm or corporation for the
payment of such check, draft or
order in full upon its presentation,
shall, upon conviction, be fined
not less than $100 nor more than
$5,000 to which may be added im
prisonment in the state prison for
not less than one year nor more
than five years. The making,
drawing, uttering or delivering of
such check or draft or order as
aforesaid shall be prima facie evi
dence of intent to defraud. The
woid “credit” as used herein shall
be construed to mean an arrange
ment or understanding with the
bank, depository, person, firm or
corporation for the payment of
such check, draft or order. ”
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Waite and
daughter were down from Valley
county last Friday on business
and pleasure, returning home that
Grandma Gardner Celebrates Her 77th Birthday and Welcomes Youngest
Granddaughter on Same Bay.
Two interesting historic events
occured on Monday of this week,
Janurary 18. 1915, when Mrs.
Mary A. Gardner, one of the
grand mothers of the present day
rounded out the 77th year of her
existence, and on the same day was
made doubly glad by welcoming
her youngest granddaughter, who
came on her anniversary to bring
joy and happiness to her only son,
Harry. Also came to visit her
home and help celebrate the two
glorious events, was a daughter,
Mrs. M. G. Zeigler, from lloxie,
Kansas, who brought with her a
toothsome anniversary cake, pre
pared with loving care for the
sainted mother. It is not often
two events of like nature occur,
and this proves a memorable oc
casion alike for all those interest
ed by the ties of relationship and
Today Mrs. Katherine Bridge
ford. the editor’s good mother-in
law, who has been looking after
the conduct of the editorial house
hold for the past six months she
has been visiting with us, cele
brates her 77th birthday anniver
sary. This will perhaps her last
visit with us, as she will return to
her home at Jefferson, Iowa, about
the first of Feburary, and we
want to si»eak of and pay tribute
at this time to the best mother of
the best woman on God's foot
stool. May Mother Bridgeford
live to bless her children’s child
for many years to come.
Mrs. Clemma Conger and Mrs.
Will Steen are expected home to
morrow (Friday) night. Mr. Steen
returned over a week ago, having
been away from business as long
as he could conveniently.
Comes From Husband’s
Grave and Ends Life
Mrs. E. J. Winchester, of Six
teenth and Lawrence streets Den
ver, committed suicide in Grand
Island last Friday by taking
chloroform. The woman, middle
aged and of good appearance, ar
rived at the Koehler hotel about
noon, secured a room and shortly
thereafter ended her life. From
letters she left, addressed to her
mother.a resident of Wood River,
it appears that she had married
the second time; and that for two
years her life had been made un
happy by the husband's drinking
and that he finally committed sui
cide. She had just returned from
his funeral. She feared God had
deserted her and that her two sons
at 114 West Bayard street, Den
ver, with a friend would be better
off without her. She had some
insurance money coming which,
she asked to be kept for her sons.
We made a note last week of
Willard Thompson selling his
pool hall to J. S. Caddy on Mon
day evening. The next day he
purchased the other pool hall in
charge of Robt. Prichard, thus
making another quick business
Last week Friday, Thos. Dad
dow, in company with Emil Beus
hausen, purchased the Dreamland
picture show machine and fixture^
and the Dreamland will from this
on lie discontinued. It seems that
Mr. Beushausen wished to start a
new furniture store in the
building occupied by the
Dreamland picture shew, but
could only do so by the purchase
and discontinuance of that place
of amusement, hence the above
named gentlemen purchased the
appurtenances thereto, the two
theaters consolidating at the opera
house and the old film machine
and stuff belonging to the Dream
land stored away for sale. We
understand Mr. Beushausen will
put in his stock of furniture as
soon as the building can be got in
What Gives More
to the Public
Ex-Gov. David R. Francis of
Missouri once said the following
of newspapers: “Each year the
local paper gives from $.jOO to
$1,000 in free lines to the com
munity in which it is located. No
other agency can or will do this.
The editor, in proportion to his
means, does more for his town
than any ten men, and in fairness
he ought to be supported—not be
cause you like him or admire his
writings, but because the local
paper is the best investment a
community can make. It may not
be brilliantly edited or crowded
with thought, but financially it is
of more benefit to the community
than the preacher or teacher.
Understand me, I do not mean
mentally, and yet on moral ques
tions you will find most of the
papers on the right side. Today
the editor of the local papers do
the most for the least money of
any people on earth. ”
also to the many friends who will
wish for Grandma Gardner many
years of happiness yet to be en
joyed with her loved ones and
friends unnumbered. The North
western force was remembered •
with a choice bit of the annversary
dainty, and fragrant Havannas
from Papa Harry, for woich we
return thanks and added congrat u
News Along
Route Two
Ernest Daddow's spent Sunday
at the Ira Daddow home.
Lulu Brodock spent Thursday
with Lena Snyder.
The Grange will meet at the C.
W. Burt home, Monday night,
Winter wheat has gone through
the winter in fine shape.
Mrs. Watrous has been a lum
bago sufferer the past week.
Mrs, Harry Shipley was on the
sick list last week.
Hans Deitz went to Omaha,
last week.
Wm. Rutherford shelled corn
for C. W. Burt, Monday.
G. B. Wilkie lost a good calf,
last week.
E. J. Flynn sold a horse to
Merle Warrick. Saturday.
Sim Criss hauled four loads of
household goods to town Friday .
T 3: a : J •!!_a at
xiiu » ixi un:cb n ibu i
Herman Jung a week from next
Harry Shipley and wife are ill
with la grippe.
Miss Meroe Outhouse has been
sufferer from la grippe this week.
John Oltjenbruns will live one
mile west of the Hawk School
house next summer.
Iver Lyhne has been visiting
his parents at Boelus the past
Carrier lost a never-slip horse
shoe, any one finding same, kind
ly leave it at the mail box.
Lars Nielson gave the carrier a
sack of ground feed for a New
Year’s present, last week.
Jessie McFadden and Lulu Bro
dock spent Wednesday afternoon
with Mrs. Kuhl.
Be sure and come to Literary,
Friday evening to see the moving
pictures entitled, “Love will find
Ed. Flynn, 0. G. Hunt, R. I).
Hendrickson, Marvin Lee and E.
M. Lewis attended the I. O. O. F.
lodge last Friday.
A large crowd attended the
literary last Friday. One of the
ljest things of the evening was the
paper, which was fine.
E. M. Marvel got one of his
fingers almost cut off Tuesday
while feeding wood into a gaso
line propelled saw.
W. H. Gunn returned home to
Kearney Monday after a few
days’ visit at the Roush home. He
is much improved in health.
Leroy, son of Art Wilson, now
at Kimball, Neb., is in the Omaha
News auto contest and solicits *
your subscription votes. Help
him win the auto.
Rev. Wagner will begin revival
meetings at Wiggle Creek this
coming week.
Wind Monday night bent the
engine head of Tom Garner’s
windmill clear over the platform.
The Iossi sale was the largest
attended ever on the route. Car
rier gives thanks for a box of eats
for dinner from same. Jessie Mc
Fadden and Lulu Brodock helped
Mrs. Iossi with the lunches.
The Farmers’ Institute will be
I held at the Wiggle Creek church
.lan. 26. There will be a cooking
display and ribbons awarded
j as prizes. Awards will be made on
j the following: White loaf cake,
dark loaf cake, white layer cake,
dark layer cake, apple pie, pump
: kin pie, mince pie, baked beans;,
potato salad, cucumber pickles,
can apples, can peaches, can plums,
: can cherries, doughnuts, plate
; c ookies, loaf bread, light biscuit,
buns, pound butter.

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