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OLDEST PAPER IN SHERMAN COUNTY, NEBRASKA. LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN SHERMAN COUNTY. THE PAPER THAT THE PEOPLE READ LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. Jannary. 28th 1915. VOLUME XL NUMBER 6 $101,000,000 FOR NATIONALDEFENSE House Passes Army Appropriation Measure Carrying Huge Sum Without * A Roll Call. \ GARDNER WANTS MORE YET. After two days of debate on the general state of the national de fenses. the Washington house passed January 25. without a roll call the army appropriation bill, carrying $101,000,000. Advocates of the immediate strengthening of the national de fenses fought to the last for addi tional appropriations, but met with no encouragement. The last roll call, on motion of Represen tative Gardner of Massachusetts, to commit the bill with instruc tions to report back an amend ment carrying SI.000,000 for avia tion. was defeated, 253 to 34. The bill which carries funds for all branches of the army during the coming year, includes $300, 000 for the purpose of twenty-five airshipsand §50,000 for an armored motor car. The appropriation for the purchase of field artillery material was increased from 35, 000 to 170,000. According to Senator Root of Supervisors Proceedings Board met dan. 12th. Bonds of new members, F. T. Richmond, E. F. Kozel and Wenzel Rewolin ski approved; also bond of new county attorney. L. L. Stephens was approved. J. H. Welty was re-elected chairman. The following estimate of ex pences for the coming year, as follows, was made: Emergency bridge fund, $3,500; bridge fund, $14,000; county fair fund. $455.75; general fund, $21,000. Board adjourned until after dinner when the following com mittees were appointed: Bridge, Brown. Rewolinski and Richmond: road. Aden. McDonald and Kozel; claims, McDonald, Brown and Kozel: finance, Rewolinski. Aden and Richmond. The following list of names from which a jury is to be select ed for the next term of the dis trict court was selected: Oak Creek, Mike Kaminski, Jos. Le wenski and E. F. Paddock; Ash ton, Bernard Kra.vnewski, John Derdowski. Ed. Haedler, Fred Rein and Tom Grella: Hazard, Crist Rathjen. .John Ernest, Lud wig Larsen and Geo. P. Heapy; Bristol, Fred Bammer, Paul Heis ner, Fred Kozel and Charles Moritz: Washington, B. A. Mc Daniel, J. D. Burns, Geo. Leath erman and Wm. Landon; Logan, E. E. Tracy, John Lonowski and John Baker: Rockville, David Sie fert, W. J. Peters. John Hehenke, C. H. Stephens and Mike Wyzo rek; Clay. II. Eastabrook, F. D. Eastabrook and T. H. Freesen; Webster, II. L. Bell, W. T. Dra per: Elm, L. A. Betzer, M. H. Burtner and P*. L. Curry; Harri son,. W. M. Hulbert. J hn Heins, Henry Reed, L. B. Hickman, J. C. Hill. A. D. Jones and G. W. Wolfe; Scott, Wm. Jones, F. H. Perkins and E. J. Clark; Loup City, Peter Larsen, A. J. Johnson, N. T. Daddow, Mike Nicolaus, Rufus Hiddleson. John Needham, Gus Lorentz, John Stanzyk, W. T. Gibson, Lloyd Bly, C. W. Fletcher, Chris. Christensen and Theo. WTilson. Various bonds were approved and requests of county judge and county clerks were granted. The usual claims were allowed, warrants ordered issued for same and board adjourned till March 2nd. New York, tbe passing by the house of an appropriation of $101, 000,000 for war defenses, is an opening wedge which is liable to knock our neutrality position into a cocked hat and have a tendency to embroil us in war. He fears the ship bill will cost this country its neutrality and vividly points out his fears in that direction. Last Wednesday night ushered in the biggest snow storm of the winter, continuing Thursday and Thursday night, leaving a blanket of snow covering Mother Earth to a depth of about one foot on tfc£ level. The best of it ail was that it was not accompanied by high winds nor severe cold. Judge Hollenbeck, who last fall defeated Judge Manoa B. Reese for re-election to the supreme bench in this state, died at the Lincoln hotel very suddenly last Thursday morning of Bright’s disease. Gov. Morehead has ap pointed his former secretary, An drew J. Morrissey, his successor. Last week Wednesday, Orie Tockey, formerly of Boelus and later of Arcadia, and who for the past few months has been meat cutter at the Pioneer market, pur chased the fixtures of the same of Lum Fletcher and is now sole pro prietor of that popular food dis pensatory.# He is best liked where best known. 8. F. Reynolds, who has been in charge of the same. proposes to take the rest cure for a time. CONTEMPLATED PRIMARY CHANGE Meetings to Sift Names Filed For Offices and Select the Candidates AMENDMENTS TO PRIMARY LAW Amendments of the primary law, embodying-the scheme of a state convention to present candi dates for consideration to the primary, made their appearance, Wednesday under the signatures of Dafoe of Johnson and Barker of Franklin. This is the first evi dence of the efforts to change the primary law. such as were fore told by the discussion at the re publican state convention, and in various expressions of the gov renor during his campaign. In general the bill provides: < Anybody can tile for office be fore the primary. A convention such as is now held shall receive the names of the | aspirants for office and shall dis cuss them, picking for each office two candidates, whose names shall appear on ballots at the primary. In presidential years the state conventions shall lie held on the first Tuesday in April so as to precede the primary of April. Second state conventions may be j held in July for formation of platforms. Provisions shall apply to all candidates for state congressional and county offices. Exceptions are candidates such as are not now nominated at primary elections. If no candidate files for an of fice before the convention the con vention may select a single nomi nee for that office. Any qualified elector, may, with in ten days after the convention, file as a candidate at the primary. County conventions meet on the last Tuesday in March in presi dential years. Sammons Must Serve Sentence Walter F. Sammons, ex-Buf falo county sheriff, who was con victed for robbery of the Kearney postoffice, together with Delbert Smith, postoffice clerk, who has been serving sentence in the Buf falo county jail, was unable to raise funds to prosecute his appeal to the supreme court, and last Saturday left Kearney for Omaha, from whicli point he will be taken to Leavens worth on Sunday. In submitting to judgment of the trial court and taking upon himself burden of his sentence, Mr. Sammons declares that he is being greatly wronged. He declared that he was innocent of the crime and that he would re turn to Kearney upon expiration of his sentence and believed that the truth of the robbery would some day be so revealed as to right his wrongs. Some cold, eh ? Last Saturday morning the government thermo meter registered 30 degrees below; Sunday morning at 20 below and Monday morning about 18 below. But suppose that kind of play had been put on the boards in the early part of the winter, instead of working gradually to that cli max? People would have been found here and there over the country standing in their tracks like so many mummies; think ? The Northwestern wishes to re turn thanks to the following named new and old subscribers who have remembered us in a financial way on subscription | since the last report: Mrs. Emri a McCray, E. G. Lewis, S. J. Krance. A. C. Evans, P. C. Parks, M. S. Adams, Jacob Bie mond, Martin Lund, E. A. Sny der, S. M. Smally, Vaughn An stine, C. S. Morrison, C. A. John son, Detlef Petersen, C. A. Clark, Wm. Larsen, M. H. Mead, Ed. Kilpatrick. J. H. Welty. Andrew Jaworski, Mrs. Minnie Morsch by S. F. Reynolds, R. R. Bauhard and Mrs. Clemma Conger. Reports from the bedside of old gentleman Brant, who has been in very bad condition for some months, are to the effect that he is becoming more poorly as the days pass by. Loup City to Have Clean Pool Halls We understand that ,T. W. Thompson and J. S. Caddy, pro prietors of our pool halls, have entered into an agreement to run their business in the future in such a way thatdt will be impos sible for boys under 18 years to play in their places, allowing ab solutely no gambling, drinking or approach to rowdyism and to re main closed on Sundays. In other words, our billard halls will be run in strict accordance with law and decency and strictly up to-date in all ways. This is most commendable, and will do much toward taking away objections to these places of amusement Last week one of the Sunday school classes of the M. E. church, composed of some twenty gr more members went to the home and bedside of old gentleman Sharp, each child taking along some sou venir of the occasion to give the aged man. It was a very pleasing remembrance to the sick man. EIGHT BITTEN BY MAD DOG Rms Wild in Wholesale District for on Hour Before Being Killed. CLEANS OUT SEVERAL PLACES. A black and wliite cur dog weighing about sixty pounds, went mad last Friday afternoon in Omaha and in an hour's time bit eight people,, frightened pro bably ten times that many more, and was itself killed by a blow from a hatchet in the hands of Arthur Rackley an employee of the Roach-Kastner Commission firm. 1108 Howard street. The canine was first reported at 20th and Capital avenue, where it had bitten two men. The next place visited was the U. S. Supply Co., 9th and Farnum, where it en tered an open door and bit three [men, and all other employees managed to get on tables and boxes and escaped harm. Finally, one of the men •eseured a red-hot Doker from a stove and threw it at the madeneu auimal which es caped to the street badly frothing at the month. Going south on lUth street, it bit a man as he was waiting for a car. then veered across the street and as the door was opened dashed in and attacked the barkeeper cutting a gash in his right leg, the others in the saloon mounting the bar out of harms way, while the barkeeper drew a revolver and sent three shots after the dog as it escaped again to the street and into the Roach-Kastner commission house. There it sprang on to Mr. Roach, who with a smafs piece of board fought the animal and received fifteen separate wounds and his clothing was torn in shreds, when an employee came to bis rescue and with a hand axe managed to dispatch the animal just as it sprang,for his throat. The dog's head was sent to the Pasteur in stitute at Chicago. The experi ence above should be a timely warning here locally, before one or more people are placed in dan ger from one of the thousand and one dogs that infest this city. Only a few days ago, Marshal Burnett had an exciting experi ence in killing a dog near the Methodist church, which had the people of that section terrorized for a time with its bowlings and insane actions. TheXorthwestern has in the past years, from time to time, warned the people re garding the'cnaines which roam our streets at will. Only ,ttae other evening, in driving a dog from his back door, the editor would have been attacked by the animal had he not used a piece of board lying near by to defend himself, and believes if people will own dogs in cities, towns and villiages. they should be kept housed or chained up and not al lowed to be a possible menace to others. i Later—Word was received from the Pasteur institute that the head of the dog sent in showed the ani mal had been infected with an ad vanced form of rabies. Ex-State Senator Byron H. Glover’s larffe horse barn and five horses burned last Monday night at his farm home near Ansley in Dry Valley. This was one of the largest farmers' barns in this sec tion of Nebraska, built but a few years. Mr. Glover was at Corn stock with a sled and on return ing home had run it into the barn. He had a charcoal foot warmer in the vehicle, and that may be the c^use of the lire. County Supterintendent Currier returned from the state meeting of county superintendents at Lin foln last Friday, reporting 81 out of the 91 county superintendents present at the meeting, beating any former record of attendance. Seventeen other state societies were in session in the city at the same time. Dr. C. F. Charlton arrived from Vera Cruz last evening for ft short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Charlton at Turkey Roost. He has resigned from the navy and is on his way to Los Angeles. T COMMERCIAL CL8B BANQPET Holds Annual Meeting—Elects Offi cers and Completes Other Business BANQUET FEBBVARY TKIIB. , . Last Friday evening was the annual meeting and election of of ficers of the Commercial Club for the coming year, and the follow ing official roster resulted: President, S. E. Gallaway. Vice President, J. W, Long. Secretary, O. F. Petersen. Treasurer, W. ,T. Root. Executive Board, S. N. Sweet land. Win. Larsen and Wm. Le wandowski, in conjunction with the president, secretary and trea j surer. Standing Committees Finance—Officers of the club, C. C. Carlsen and W. F. Mason. Publicity—J. W. Burleigh, J. H. Burwell and A. L. Zimmerman. Roads—O. E. Longacre, A. S. Main, and Wm. Schumann. County affairs—R. H. Mathew, C. F. Beushausen and Wm. Lew andowski Municipal affairs—J. S. Pedler, E. P. Daily and Pete Rowe. Township affairs—T. H. Eisner, S. X. Sweetland and E. G. Taylor. Foreign solicitor—A. B. Out house. M m. Graefe, Vic Swanson and C. C. Cooper. Miscellaneous—Henry .Tenner, O. L. Swanson. S. A. Allen and Gus Lorentz. The committee on the annual banquet of the Commercial Club, to be held at the opera house Feb. 3, reported all arrangements completed, r rof. Larbei; of the State University will deliver the address of the occasion, an orches tra will render music during the banquet hour, and their will be plenty of vocal and instrumental music provided in addition. County Assessor W. T. Owens went to Lincoln Monday morning to attend the state meeting of county assessors. NEWSY LETTER FROM PROF. MEAD Writes Entertainingly of Nevada Home But Doesn’t Forget Old Friends of Sherman County. A PARADISE FROM A DESERT. In a letter received last Friday, Supt. M. H. Mead from his home at Fallon. Nevada, writes newsy notes from that newly developed country of a seeming desert of the past: Fallon, Nevada, Jan. 17, 1915, My dear Burleigh:—All things come to him who waits, as wit ness the postoffice order enclosed ior the proper application cf which you will need no instruction. We feel that we could hardlv do without the Northwestern, chronicling as it does the weekly events of the old town we still re fer to as “back home'’ much to the amusement, and sometimes I fancy to the disgust of some of our hearers. But we still love Loup City and are interested in everything that pertains to her progress, and the well being of her people. While this is so and we would not have it otherwise, we also love this land of desert and mountain, and could hardly be persuaded to forsake her for another place of abode. I am sending you some folders relating to the country in which The Commercial Club will hold its annual banquet at Daddow's opera house Wednesday evening, 3rd of February. If you have not secured your tickets for the banquet, get busy. E. A. Miner of the First Trust Co. returned last Thursday noon from a business trip of several days to Oconto and vicinity. ^ Four Generations At tend Birthday Party On Monday evening of this week, it being the 80th birthday anniversary of Judge Walter Moon, his great granddaughter, Miss Rhoda Hiddleson, aged 8 months, entertained him, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Angier; her great uncles and aunts, Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Main and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cooper, and, of course, her parents, at a 3-course 6-o’clock dinner at the parental home, in honor of the event. It is not often that four generations are represented around the family circle, making of the above more than passing interest to all concerned and to the host of friends of the above parties. It is to be hoped that all will live to enjoy many more such anniversaries of the aged patri arch. Voted to Reduce Own Salaries; A most remarkable occurrence happened at the meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Agricul ture last week, where the mem bers voluntarily voted to cut their salaries to §4.00 per day and act ual expenses. The president re ceived §400 last year; the treasur er §350 and each other member of board of managers except the secretary §300 with expenses. A reduction of §500 was made in the salary of the secretary. The superintendents will also be on the per diem basis. This was oc casioned by a deficit of more than $15,000 last year, caused by the four days of rain during the fair. The pay roll will be about §2,000 less than last year in salaries. This is very commendable of the board, and gives evidence that the secretary and other officers of the state foenty are looking toward economy, as well as effici ency, in the management of the j affairs of that great organization. Mrs. Ben Klimper returned home Monday evening from Au rosa, where she buried her aged father, Mr. Joe Michael, who had passed the 80th milestone in un eventful life, and whose death oc curred the 20th instant, she being by his bedside during the two weeks preceding his demise. She will have the sympathy of her many friends in her hours of! sorrow. Arrangements have been made with William McCabe’s Georgia Troubadours to present their at traction at the opera house Satur day night of this week. This at traction comes well recommended having played many of the larger cities in this territory and is the only attraction of its kind on the road. The cast consists of most wonderful group of singers and dancers of all colored per formers and present musical Com edy on the same order of the large White Musical shows carrying a pretty chorus of Creole Girls. The performance is highly refined. Be sure and take the whole family to this fair of fun next Saturday evening. you may be interested. The pic tures are true to life and the most interesting ones are the view- of the big dam and other irrigation structures, the magnitude of which the pictures can not be expected to do justice to. Regards to all the old timers, to yourself, Mrs. B. and the kids. Yours truly. M. H. Mead. ' A letter recently received from Mr. and Mrs. S. Foss, at Milton. Wis., would indicate that they are highly pleased with their new home in the Badger state. They say: “We see you speak of (rod's country frequently. Yes, we al ways thought it, was his and he collected the rent thereof: that is why we did not get so much. Come to this country of milk and honey. We want the Northwest ern to hear from the old home, but do not want to come hack. Love to all enquiring friends." etc. _ Initiate Howard’s New County Jail Ex-sheriff Higley returned from Milwaukee, Wis., Monday after noon, accompanied by his prisoner Magnus Zacho, formerly a farmer living near Dannebrog. Mr. Hig ley left St. Paul, armed with necessary papers, January 7th. and had the his man in custody Monday, January 11th. However, as he was detaining his ma t at the police station in Milwaukee, the police slipped Zacho into a cell and refused to honor the re quisition papers unless ll.gley would also take the wife and children of Zacho. This Higle.v refused to do. By this time Hig ley"s Irish was aroused and from that time until Sunday, January 11 th, the battle for the possession of the prisoner waged. Higley secured from the governor of Wis consin a demand on the chief of police of Milwaukee for the pri soner, and after several days par eying Zacho was delivered t > him, and the wife and children were left in Milwaukee. Hie history of the case is fami liar to most of the Republican readers. Zacho lived on one of Dr. Thom sen's farms near Dannebrog and was to pay cash rent. However, a hail storm destroyed hi< crop and left him nothing but his i>er sonal effects with which to pay. Suit was started by Themsen for collection of the rent, a judge ment rendered for same. Zacho to escape execution proceedings filed an exemption schedule. It is claimed by Thomsen that Zacho perjured himself when the sched ule was issued. The writ was given to Mr. Hig le.v on January 6th, and he de parted for Milwaukee on the 7th. the day his successor was con ducted into office. Zacho was arraingel before County Judge Haggart. Tuesday afiernoon, and plead not guilty. The date for a preliminary hear ing was set for Monday. January 25. The prisoner was released on $500.00 bonds. Zacho has the consolation of be- • ing the first prisoner to be con fined in the new jail.—St. Paul Republican. Mrs. T. D. Wilson visited ber son, Clyde Wilson, at Ashton from Tuesday morning till Wednesday evening of last week.