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1 VOLUME XXL O’NEILL. HOLT COUNTY. NEBRASKA, MAY 30, 190L NUMBER 48.
LOCAL MATTERS AS
NAILEDON THE RON
Little Things of General In
tersts People Like
to Read About.
YOUR NAME IN PRINT
Movements, Accidents, Fortunes and
Misfortunes of You and Y'our
Neighbor Made Public.
Be sure to see the Great Majestic
J. T. Walker of Page was in the city
John Skirving had business in Stuart
Have you read Brennan advertisement
in this paper?
A son was born Thursday last to Mr.
«nd Mrs. Sam Berge.
Charley Hamilton of Stuart was in
For i hat tired feeling Gold Medal
coffee at J. P. Gallagher.
Andy Gallagher was up from Laurel
last Friday and Saturday.
(Hot biscuts and delicious coffee served
free this week at Brennan.
For Hard Drinkers Gold Medal coffee
quites the nerves—At J. P. Gallagher’s
“ Ed Alberts went to Oakdale Tuesday
to play third base for the Stuart ball
,. John Grutsch of Slocum was in town
Monday and paid The Frontier a short
Fred Swingley, cashier of Gallagher &
Co’s bank at Atkinson, was in the city
When in doubt, always order Gold
Medal coffee—It is the best at J. P.
Don’t fail to see the Great Majestic
Range bake biscuits in three minutes all
this week at Brennan’s.
R. R. Dickson and J. B. Mellor took
an early drive toAtkinson Sunday morn
ing to attend to pressing business.
After you see the Majestic Range at
Brennan you’ll wonder how you have
managed to get along without one.
“The best is always the cheapest.’
The Majestic Range is best, and we
want you to come in and let us tell you
The school board meets June 1 for the
purpose of electing teachers. Applica
tions must be accompanied by certifi
We waul you and your friend to come
in any day this week and see the Great
Majestic Range bake biscuits iu three
The Stuart ball team passed through
the city Tuesday en route to Oakdale
where they played a losing game of 5 to
S. H. Trussed was up from Ewing
Wednesday, called and advanced bis
subscription account to the latter part
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Luce are enjoying
a visit from a nephew and neice of Mrs.
Luce, who arrived in the city Tuesday
evening from Milwaukee.
I will be in O’Neill every Friday and
Saturday with my draft stallion and
Spanish jack, at Mellor & Quilty’s
barn—J. H. McAllister. 47—tf
The Odd Fellows memorial day will
be observed on Sunday, June 16, when
the grand master wid deliver an address
at the Methodist church in the after
J. A. Coperthwaite. the O’Neill slock
buyer, is an auctioneer of several years
experience and wid cry sales in Holt
and adjoining counties. See or write
him ut O’Neill.
Remember, a set of the best cooking
utensils, made of copper, steel and
enamel, worth $7.50, given away abso
lutly free with every Majestic Range
sold this week at Breunau.
An incipient lire at Hotel Evans call
ed the Are deparment out Tuesday even
ing. The alarm was greater than the
tire Ths the flames were extinguished
before bells and whistles ceased sound
TAKEN UP—On my place 10 miles
north and four miles east of O’Neill, on
Wednesday, May 8, 1901, one dark bay
horse about 8 years old; weight about
;>00; star in torehead. Owner may have
same by proving property and paying
expenses.—Charles Berger. 46-2
Do you use Gold Medal coffee? If
not—Why not? At J. P, Gallagher’s.
Dan Davis is laying the foundation
for a residense to be erected on Fourth
street east of the Messner house now in
course of construction. Oh, no, O’Neil!
is not booming—just growing.
Judge M. P. Kinkaid departed the
first of the week on a combined business
and pleasure trip to Alaska. The judge
has some important legal matters to
look nfter in that territory and will he
away for several weeks.
Mrs. Lapham and Edwards have
opened a restaurant in the building two
doors south of the post office. Warm
meals served at all hours. Home made
bread, cakes and cookies on hand.
Orders taken for baking.
The waterworks system is undergoing
some overhauling and additions. The
standpipe has been cleaned and the
main that extended to the chicory
factory has been taken up and laid on
Everrett street east from Pfund’s corner.
The following Nebraska people
registered at the Evans since Monday:
C. Xiilion, Wakefield; A. W. Scatter
good, Ainsworth; G. H. Mason, Cbadron ;
W. I. Austin, Oakdale; L W. Cobb,
Pender; Pearl Hay, Cbadron; Mrs. Jack,
The following people from out of the
state were among those registered at the
Evaus tbis week: E. K. K. Allen,
Pittsburg, Pa.; 1. J. Shook, San Fran
cisco; C. G. Stagmon, New York; F.
M. Alden, Cleveland, 0.;G. W. Kellogg,
The fall in temperature following the
soaking rains last Wednesday and
Thursday brought heavy frosts in the
lowlands and a milder touch in the
highlands. Along the Eagle creek
vegetation was blackened by the frost
for the second time this spring.
Governor Lee of South Dakota is in
the city today on a deal for the purchase
of a ranch comprising the old Potter
place and a large tract adjoining it.
Governor Lee intends to fit up the place
with buildings and stock and operate an
extensive cattle industry.
Norfolk Daily News: G. T.
Sprecher local manager for the
Nebraska Telephone company, was at
O’Neill last week, negotiations fora toll
line into that city. The negotiations arc
still pending, but it is probable that the
telephone line will be extended to that
town before the summer is over.
A banquet was tendered the graduat
ing class at the borne of Mr. and Mrs.
Neil Brennan last Friday evening, after
the commencement exercises. Those
present beside the class were Mr. and
Mrs. T. V. Golden, Mr. Sbeenan and
Mr. A. F. Mullen. An eluborate supper
wassperad and the occasion was made a
very pleasant affair for those invited.
For Sale or Exchange—I have twenty
two head of mares with colls by their
sides, from three to seven years old that
I will sell or trade for good marketable
jeldings. These mares are welt bred
and will weigh 1100 or 1200 each.
Also one heavy draught team weight
2800. Any person desiring any class of
horses call on me. F. M. Harrison 44-tf
Matt Quinn of Air.sworth was inquir
ing in county court Monday for a stray
couple, of whom his sister was one.
He said they had headed toward O’Neill
on maliimony intent and he objected to
his sister becining the wife of her choice,
but could produce no lagal reason to
prevent the same from transpiring as
both parties were of lawful age and
were within the other necessary statu
tory requirements. The expected couple
did not show up in Holt county’s court
and if they were married at all it was
Lieutenant Graham L. Johnson of the
Eleventh United States infantry was in
town yesterday. He is in the general
recruiting service for the army and was
here for the purpose of enlisting men
for army service. I'lie tact that it was not
generally known that u recruiting officer
was to visit this territory and that the
town was somewhat unset over the
smallpox scare, Lieutenant Johnson
found the recruiting outlook not very
promising and went from here to Plain
view. The lieutenant was accompanied
by a corporal of the Sixth cavalry.
Capt Dillon started for Sioux City
Friday morning and Mr. Sheenau left
Saturday morning. They expect to re
main in Sioux City until Monday when
they start for home. Both gentlemen
were facinated with the beauties and
granduers of O’Neill and Holt county
and the hospitality of her citizens.
Mr Sheenan will issue a western edition
of his paper, the Hibernian, in w hich
he will set before the people the advan
tages of this portion of the state. This
will, no doubt be of vast benefit to us
and result in bunging many settlers to
A SMALLPOX FRIGHT
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
One Case Not Far From Town
and People Taking
INSTITUTE AND PICNIC
People of South Fork Country Hold
Meeting: at Chambers on
18th of June.
The report of smallpox al O’Neill has
undoubtedly spread like a prairie Are in
October, and perhaps been magnified,
ten, twenty ora hundred fold. Jack
O’Donnell, who until taken sick has
been helping in the spring branding at
the old McClure ranch south of O’Neill,
found out the first of the week that he
had smallpox hanging arotind him and
is now under the care of a physician in
a lonesome place some three or four
miies southwest of town. There is,
therefore, no case of smallpox in O’Neill'
However, the O'Donnell family and
home, among whom and where Jack
had been before taken sick, is under
quarantine as a matter of precaution.
While there is no case in the city and no
special danger apprehended, it has been
deemed a wise and proper thing on the
part of the authorities to not allow
public gatherings at present, and there
fore the decoration day services for to
day will be supended, churches through
out the city will be closed the coming
Sunday and the opera- house closed and
shows or theaters not allowed.Taking the
matter in hand promptly and vigorously
will prevent any spread of this terror to
men and while the only case we know
anything about is several miles away
from town its a good idea to let it get
no closer. The people themselves ap
parently are taking the proper precau
tion. The doctors have been kept busy
vaccinating and the public arm is pretty
thoroughly scarred. As to the impor
tance of this preventitive we have these
words from the latest edition of William
Gilman Thompson’s Practice of Medi
cine: “Statistics based upon n study of
15,000 deaths from smallpox show that
among unvaccinated persons the death
rate is 35 per cent, whereas among those
having one vaccinative scar it is 7.73 per
cent; with two scars it is 4.7 per cent;
with three scars it is 1.95 per cent, and
with four or more soars it is only 0.65
per cent. Such data emphasize the im
portance of re-vaccination.”
Arrangements have been made for a
farmer’s institute and picnic at Cham
bers on June 18. A very interesting
program has been prepared, consisting
of the dicsussion of subjects of interest
to the farming community.
Dr. Peters and Mr. Stilson, who at
tended the county institute, and Mr.
Husisett of the state university, will be
present. It will be an all day meeting
beginning at 10 o’clock in the morning.
In the evening Mr. Stilson will give
a stereopticon lecture, showing pictures
of the university, its grounds, stock,
crops,etc.; and many other tilings of
(j. A. Marshall, president ot me state
horticultural society, and who raised the
prize-winning apples at the Paiie exposi
tion, is also expected to be present and
give a talk on fruit growing.
Instrumental and vocal musiu will
enliven the program. Everybody,
ladies especially, invited to attend.
S. H. Trussed. Committemnn.
O NEILL SHAMROCK.
A 10c cigar for a nickel, made exclus
ively for O'Neill connoiseurs—little but
tine as silk. Try them at—
T. J. Hurley Dewey Hotel
The Derby J. P. Mann
Win. Laviollette J. P, Gallagher
Gilligan <fc Stout Ogden House
Hotel Evans John J. Harrington
J. Bentley Laphatn & Edwards
W illiam O’Connor and A. A. Stanton
are erecting a building 21x32 on the lot
next to the saloon building. They
expect to have their office in the new
part. In the rear of the new building
they will build a bowling alley which
will be run by Ben Howlo who recently
came to O'Neill from Laurel. Bowling
is said to be splendid exercise and there
is no question but that the alley will do
a rushing business.
The annual Children s Day meeting at
Carroll's, gorve four miles west of
Amelia, will be held this year on Sun
day, June 16th. All neighboring Sun
day schools are preparing programs and
profitable da) 's service Is expected. A
collection will be taken for the Sunday
school work in that section. Everybody
is cordially invited
ORDIANCE NO. 88.
An ordinance for the purpose of raising
revenue for the nse and support and
benefit of the volunteer Fire company
of the City of O’Neill, Neb., by levy
ing and collecting a special license
tax on Fire Insurance companies
doing business in said City of O’Neill,
Be it Ordained by the Mayor and the
Councilmcn of the City of O’Neill.
Holt county, Nebraska:
Sec, 1-Each fire insurance company or
association or each agent of any fire
insurance company, which shall do busi
ness, have an agent or maintain an
office in said city ot O'Neill, who shall
effect any insurance, or issue any in
surance policy, or collect any premium
as a fire insurance company or associa
tion, either as agent or attorney of or
for any fire insurance company or asso
ciation, shall pay a license of $5 per
annum for each company annually in
advance; and any insurance company
who shall issue any policy of insurance
upon any property within the corporate
limits of the city of O’Neill, Neb., Bliail
be within the meaning and intent of
Sec. 2—The special license tax herein
provided for Bhnll be paid to the city
treasurer and his receipt taken therefore,
which receipt shall he filed with the city
clerk, who shall thereupon issue bis
license to the person to whom such re
ceipt is given, for the petiod mentioned
in such receipt
Sec. 3—All persons violating any of
of the provisions of this ordinance shall
upon conviction thereof be fined not less
than $1, nor more than 810, with costs of
prosecution, for each offense, and in de
fault of payment thereof shall be con
fined in the city jail until such tine and
costs are paid, and moreover be liable to
a civil action for the amount of such a
Sec..4—All ordinances and parts of
ordinance in conflict herewith are hereby
Sec.3—This ordinance shall go into
effect and be in force from and after its
passage and publication according to
Ed F. Gallagher, Mayor.
J. F. Gallaghfer, Clerk.
Best that Ever Happened, Gold Medal
coffe'j at J. P. Gallagher’s
Miss Martha Cress is visitiug relative
No Breakfast is complete without a
cup of Gold Medal coffee, at Gallagher's.
Not how cheap but how good. Gold
Medal coffee at J. P. Gallagher.
Houses are going up so fast iu O’Neill
these days that it is impossible to keep
track of the new ones.
Mrs. E. L. Myers of Newport and
Mrs. Tillotsou ef Erie, Pa., are visiting
with Mrs. R. H. Jenness today.
Editor Coombes, of Spencer, was in
O'Neill this morning on bis way to
Oakdale to attend memorial exercises.
Mrs. J. F. Pfunder and daughter came
up from Norfork Tuesday evening to
attend memorial day exercises in this
Bob Hunt left for Seward, Neb., Inst
Sunday morning where be has accepted
a position in a drug store.
Harry Dowling came up from North
Bend Tuesday evening and has charge
of the O’Neill National during the
absense of chashier O’Donnell.
Washington dispatches in last night
daily papers announce the appointment
of Josiah Coombes as postmaster at
Spencer, vice C. E. Mofflt removed.
Josiah is editor of the Spencer Advocate
and The Frontier tenders him its con
J. VV. Scholl of Brueniug, Fillmore
county, accompanied by George Iiin
hart, who lives eight miles northeast of
town, called at this office today. Mr.
Shull is looking over the country with n
view to locating and is well satisfied
with the country. He says crops are as
far advanced here as in his section while
grass is far ahead.
“What is that building going up
accross the street?” asked an O’Neill
lady of one of O’Neill’s best informed
young men the other morning. “Why,
that is a bowling alley,” promptly
responded the young man. “Bowling
alley,” exclaimed the indignant lady,
“Why haven’t they got enough bowling
places in town now ”?
Miss Blanch Adams was called to
Clearwater Wednesday afternoon to the
the bedside of her brother, Homer,
whose life is fast ebbing away with
that dread disease, consumption. Ernest
Adams, cousin of Homer, left for Clear
water this morning. Homer lived in
O’Neill for many yea's and when here
was ta sturdy youth, the embodiment
of strength and health and his many
friends in O’Neill and Holt countv will
| regret to hear of his dangerous illness.
IN COUNTY COURT
Mother and Uncle of 9-Year
James Gray Both Want
Care of Boy.
IT MAY BE APPEALED
Court Holds in Favor of the Undo
and Refuses to Alter His
The attention of the county court was
occupied Inst Saturday with a guardian
ship case from the north part of the
county. A contention lias arisen among
the relatives of James Leroy Gray, nine
vcar-old son of Janus Gray, deceased,
of Badger, as to the guardianship of the
child. James Grav is the man found
dead at Badger three or four weeks ago.
Some property was left by him which
falls to the child and to provide a guard
ian and also an administrator, the
matter was called on by County Judge
Seiah last Saturday.
Last week George D. Gray, brother of
deceased and uncle of the minor son,
went before the county court and asked
that he he appointed guardian. The
court lean ed upon investigation that
the mother of the child was living. Tho
mother is the natural and lawful guard
ian of the child, but the uncle claimed
that she was not a fit person for guard
ian and made such e showing in court.
The uncle was appointed guardian and
a few days later the mother came into
court and asked if an appointment had
been made. She was displeased upon
learning of the uncle’s appointment and
commenced action to light the proceed
The child’s mother's uame is Mrs.
Ella M. McMillian and she resides at
Butte, Boyd county. She had been
divorced from James Gray, deceased,
and re-married and it was claimed by
the uncle that she had abondoned the
Both parties were given a hearing on
Satuidav. Mrs. McMillian had employ
ed attorney Searls of Atkinson and Dave
Harrington of Butte and George D.
Grav had secured the services of A. F.
Mullen. The uncle sustained his con
tentions and the court refused to alter
Attorney Soattergood of Ainsworth
was in the city Tuesday in the interests
of Mrs. MeMillinn and said the case
would probably be appealed.
Complaint of assault and battery has
been died in county court against
George McLeod by Matt Mcehale. De
fendant waived examination and was
bound over to the district court.
All this week at Brennan’s. Msjetic
Cooking Exhibition You are invited.
To Dress Rabbit-Skins.
To dress rahh't skins try this plan:
Take one heaping tablespoonful each,
of salt and alum, mix and rub on the
flesh side of the skin, fold this side
together, roll tightly and let remain
for two days. Then with a knife
blade you can scrape off all greasy
particles, leaving the skin clean and
Notice is hereby given that all persons
are hereby prohibited from allowing
their dogs to trespass npon the following
described premise: The E$of the W4
and the west half of the SEi of section
33 township 29 range 11, west in Holt
county Nebraska. This has been made
necessary on account of dogs killing
my sheep and hogs, seven head haveing
been killed ‘.he past week, and owners
allowing their-.logs to trespass hereafter
will be held for damages.
47 3 Michael Gallagher.
Fragments or Will Put Together.
Teaning up a will is supposed to re
voke it, but a Brooklyn woman after
tearing up her will plaeed the shreds
in an envelope on which she wrote.
“This will is all here.” The fragments
were pasted together and the will was
probated in regular form.
Most of the court-house officers and
employes are enjoying their holiday
along the hanks of the Elkhorn chas
ing frogs for bait and trying to hook
bull-l.eads, cat tish or pickerai, or snare
Ed. Grady and C. C. Millard left Mon
day night for Kerstone, S I)., to deve
lop their mining property which is near
the above town. The boys spent last
summer seeking the elusive ‘‘yellow
bog” and the prospects were sufficient
tor them to go back and try it another
whirl. The Frontier with their many
O'Neill friends hope their fondesl
dreames of lucky strikes may be realiz
By means of the latest Improved
Articulator, which Is of Such shape
and movements as to correspond
with the mechanism of the human
Jaw, an almost perfect set of teeth
can be made.
By this method the teeth are so
arranged that all the movements,
lateral and forward, of the lower
jaw are accomplished with ease,
and perfoct mastication assured.
l)o you need such a set? If so, oall
and see mo. Satisfaction guaranteed
Dr. J. W. McLERAN
Dentist . . O'Neill, Neb.
ORDINANCE NO. 87.
.An Ordance for the Purpose of Rais
ing Revenue by Levying and Col
lecting a License Tax on Bow
ling Alleys and Shoot
Be It Ordained by the Mayor and Coun
cilnien of ibe City of O'Neill, Nebraska:
Sec. 1.—It shall be unlawful for any
person, firm or corporation to engage
in the business of running a bowling
alley, and shooting gallery, without
first having paid the license tax here
in after mentioned:
Sec 3.—The tHx imposed under the
provisions of Section 1—shall be as fol
lows: For each bowling alley the sum
of $50. per year, payable annually in
advanoe; for each shooting gallery the
sum of $30 per year payable in advance.
Provided, that all license issued tinder
the provision of this ordinance shall
expire on Monday before tbe first Tues
day in May of each year, and that no
license shall he issudil for a shorter time
than to the end of the current fiscal
Sec 3.—The license tax herein pro
vided for shall be paid to the City Trea
surer and his receipt taken therefor,
which receipt shall be filed with the city
Olerk who shall thereupon issue his
license to the person to whom suob
reoeipt is given for the period men
tioned in such receipt.
Sec 4.—All persons violating any of
the provisions of this ordinance shall
upon conviction thereof be fined not
less than $ 1, nor more than $10, with
costs of prosecutions for eaoh offence,
and in default of payment thereof shall
be confined in tbe city jail until such
fine and costs are paid.
Sec.5—All ordinances and parts of
ordinances in conflict herewith are
Sec C.—This ordinance shall go into
effect and be in force from and after its
passage and publication according
Ed F. Gallagher, Mayor.
James F. Gallagher, Clerk.
Hardent of Hard L.uck<
As a hard-luck story it would be
difficult to match that of Albert G.
Woodruff of Newark, who, while try
ing to commit suicide by hanging him
self In the Essex county jail, was pie
cipltated to the stone floor by the
breaking of the rope, thereby fractur
i Ing the skull, from which he expired
before he could put in operation any
other method for killing himself.
FOR SALE—'The best half section of
land in Holt county. Nepraska, se i 27
29 10 and ne l-34-29-10 if taken at once;
valued at $4,000; good improvements.
Reasonable time" given. Address.
Jennie R. Nelson, Box 70, Lead, 8. D.
FOR SALE—The residence property
known as the Sanford Parker house.
This is the finest residence locations in
the city and will be sold at a bargain if
taken within ten days. Call and see
40tf. S. J. Weekes.
FOR SALE OR TRADE—A Bashaw
stallion: good disposition and a fine
roadster. Address A. B Newell.
E. H. Benedict has first-class Building
and Loan stock for sale or can make you
a loan. 46-tf
Have your teeth examined by Dr.
McLeran; he can save them. 42-tf
Teeth or photographs at Corbett’s,
10th to 30th of each month. 39lf.
Dr. McLeran, dentist, office over
Corrigau's drug store. 42-tf
Weingartner wants to see you at his
lunch counter. 42tf.
For dental work go to Dr. McLeran
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