The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 25, 1901, Image 1

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Little Thinars of General In
tersts People Like
to Read. About.
Movements, Accidents, Fortunes and
Misfortunes of You and Your
Neighbor Made Public.
Governor Savage on Monday issued
the following proclamation: “In re
sponse to importunities and at the
earnest request of members of the
ministery that a day be set apart and
designated as a day upon which the
people may meet in their respective
houses of worship and oiler up prayer
to Divine Providence for relief from
destructive winds and drouth, I hereby
designate Friday, July 26, 1901, as said
Three kodak fiends riding as many
railroad bicycles on the Great Northern
piled up in a heap near the crossing of
the two roads west of town yesterday
morning. They were pumping up the
track when they run into the open place
where the rails are taken up. It would
have made a pretty snap shot for the
kodak fiends to have taken back with
their other collection.
With Dick Murray, of Verdigris,
H. M. Bradstreet of O’Neill, Bill Hayes,
of Sheridan and W. H. Blackmer, of
Atkinson, active candidatees for the
pop nominativn for sheriff and a dozen
or more others hoping lighting will
strike them the coming pop convention
promises to be quite interesting.
As may be obseved by notice in due
form published elsewhere in this issue,
James Stout has sold his interests in the
drug store of Gilligan & Stout to his
partner, Dr. Gilligan. Mr. Stout ex
pects to go to Chicago and prepare him
self for the practice of medicine.
Neil Brennan keeps on hand mach
ine oil »f the best grade, Gasoline and
lamp oil, stake rope and batts and will
not be undersold by any one. You will
save money by calling even if you dont
buy, 2-8
Maun’s will continue discounting
shirt waists, skirts, etc., until this stock
is completely reduced. In addition to
these they have placed on sale 20 white
duck suits for boys at a 20 per cent dis
count; ages from 5 to 10 years.
John Kearns arrived in the city Sun
day night on a visit to relatives and old
fiiends here. Mr. Kearns makes his
home at Salt Lake, Utah, but has been
in Cuba for several months passed. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Kearns.
Lynch Journal: C. I)'. Roe purchased
George Mellor’s farm for $3,100 last
week. Mr. Mellor will have a sale the
23d and dispose of his slock and farm
implements. He expects to move to
The O’Neill second nine went to At
kinson last Friday and cleaned up the
Atkinson second nine. The score was:
O’Neill 18; Atkinson 10. Did some one
say Atkinson was playing ball this
I will sell at private sale my house
hold goods consisting of parlor furnish
ings, bedroom, dinning and kitchen sets,
articles too numerous to mention. Call
at Residence.—Oscar E. Beckes.
Jim O’Donnell and Gorge Berry went
to Norfolk Sunday to see the Plainview
boys ”do up” the Norforkites on the
base ball diamond. They did it,the score
being Plainveiw 17, Norfolk 4.
The shirt waist man has struck town.
The girls say shirt waists upon a man
do look horrid, but some say they’re
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. 4?—tf
Tom Coyne, who has been attending
the Fremont normal the past year, re
turned home last Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John McNichols were
down from Atkinson Tuesday.
Jack Harrington had business at
Norfolk the first of the week.
Have your teeth examined by Dr.
McLeran; he can save them. 42-tf
Miss Susie Gillespie returned Wednes
day from Atkinson.
Fred Reed had business at Ewing
this week.
“Balduff” Ice Cream at Uilligan
& Stout’s.
The past week has been very active
in the local hog market. The farmers
are turning off all surplus as well as a
good many light hogs. The prospects
of a shortage of corn causes them to
clean up before fall. However, the
market is good, heavy hogs today being
worth 5 cents pel pound, and light 4
cents. Pretty stiff prices prevail all
through the markets. Corn is worth 45
cents, oats 30 cents, rye 20 and wheat 50.
Hay is at an unusally high figure for
this season of the year, baled hay being
worth from $G to $8 on the local market
while the loose product is from $3 to
$4 per ton.
Stuart Herald: W. S. Pickier
shipped 10.000 pounds of
wool Monday.Harvy Stockings,
butter and egg man from O'Neill,
bought 1,555 pounds of butter in Stuart
Wednesday.... Miss Anna Gilroy and
sister Maggie of Omaha arrived in the
city Sunday evening with a view of pur
chasing land. They puichased 240
acres of land on Otter creek from J.
Frost of Stuart. They are well pleased
with the country and intend to stock up
the ranch in the near future. Considera
tion of land was $2,500.
A surprise party was given last Fri
day evenin'g at the home of Captain
and Mrs. W. T. Shively in honor of
their daughter, Mrs. E. J. Gallagher.
It was in the nature of a farewell recep
tion, Mrs. Gallagher expecting soon to
go to Alliance to join her husband who
is employed on the Burlington & Mis
souri railroad. Mrs. Gallagher visits at
Norfolk, Omaha and Council Bluffs
before going to Alliance.
Atkinson Plaiu-Dealer: Dr. P. J.
Flynn, formerly of O’Neill, has decided
to establish himself in Atkinson, the
only town in the Elkhorn valley, and
and until he secures a sutiable location
can be found at the Forny hotel. Dr
Flynn has been at the county seat
several years now and has many warm
friends there as well as a good practice
which he is leaving.
Dennis Hunt has been appointed dis
trict deputy for the Royal Highlanders
and has been assigned as his terretory
all of Nebraska lying north of the
Platte river. This is quite an important
position and one that will prove very
remunerative. We congratulate Mr.
Hunt on his appointment.
The O’Neill ball players went to
Atkineon last Saturday and "did” the
famous Atkinson players on a score of
5 to 8. This was O’Neill’s maiden game
this season and it was a very good starter
The game is reported as exceptionally
interesting throughout with may good
plays on both sides.
On Saturday, July 27, Mann’s will give
a 25 per cent cut on all fancy pieces in
china as they wish to clean up the
present stock of these goods before
purchasing fall stock.
Frank Pixly returned from his visit
to his old home at Irwin, Io., Monday
evening. Frank says the corn in eastern
Iowa is in worse condition, as a result
of the dry weather than it is in this
A large delegation of O’Neillites ac
companied the ball team to Atkinson
last Saturday, and witnessed the
Emerald tinted boys wallop the Atkin
sonites on the diamond.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pettijohn went
to Neligh Thursday last. Mrs. Petti
john has been in ill health for along
time and went to Neligh for x-ray ex
The ball players expected to engage
in a game with Atkinson here tomorrow,
but Atkinson boys announced that they
could not come.
The Great Northern is advertising in
another place an excursion to Duluth
on August 0. See their ad for particu
Miss Myra Brainerd, a niece of G. W.
Smith, is spending a few days in the
country, the guest of Bessie DeVarman.
The O’Neill National bank is being
repainted. The bank in permanent
quarters at the old state bank building.
H. S. Daley, brother of Mrs. Judge
Harrington, is here from Texas visiting
Do not forget the discount sale on
fancy china Saturday, July 27, at
Judd Woods of the Peoples' Advocate,
Ewing, was in the city the first of the
Bert Sharer and W. Cleavinger were
down from Stuart last Monday.
T. V. and Parnell Golden returned
last week from the west.
Lew Chapman was down from Atkin
son Tuesday.
Joe Mann came down from Atkinson
Same Condidtions Prevail All
the World Around
and No Let-Up.
Some Observations on a Dry but Pop
ular Subject.—Holt County is
Not so Bad as Others.
The weather isn’t a very pleasant
subject to write on these hot days. The
whole world appears to be sweltering
under a wave of heat never before
known. Jt is dry every place. There
has been little or no rain throughout
the agricultural sections of the United
States during July and mercury has
been monkeying around 100 and above
the most of the time.
The same conditions prevail through
out Europe and over into Asia. The
result will be short crops, but no famine
need be feared. Nebraska is faring
rather better than most sections Hay
is abundant, small grain is a fair crop
and corn has a show for its life yet.
Holt county needs rain and has need
ed it for two weeks. Generally speak
ing, we are not suffering, however.
Over soutli there is scarcely need of
rain yet, but north of the river there is
need. Twenty miles north of the river
a good rain fell last week but only in a
small area in the vicinity of Dorsey.
The excessive and prolonged heat is
doing more damage than the absence
of rain. In the hot atmosphere grain
ripens too fast, corn does not ear and
vines and bushes in the gardens are not
producing fruit and vegetables.
The month of July started out at 80
degrees above as the maximum tem
perature. The official record for the past
twenty-four days is given below:
1 . 80 | 13.100
2 . 98 | 14.100
3 .100 | 15.100
4 .101 | 16. 98
5 .'.. 87 | 17. 99
6 . 92 | 18. 93
7 . 94 | 19. 98
8 .101 20.104
9 .102 21.104
10 . 97 22.104
11 .103 23.100
12 .102 24...100
There has been no rain at O’Neill
since June 29 and all but live days of
this time the sky has been entirely free
from clouds. The dry spell immediate
ly follows one of extraordinary wetness,
the month of June recording the great
est amount of rainfall in many years.
The maximum temperature was
reached on Sunday with pretty even re
gistration at the fourteen stations re
porting at Omaha. The report from
these stations is as follows.
A'-hland, Neb...109 | Omaha.105
Coin'iibus.108 j Tecumseh.107
Faiiu^ry_ . .109 | Tekamah.106
Fairmont.104 | Carroll, Io.106
llartiugton.103 | Clarinda.107
Oakdale.105 | Sibley.104
O’Neill.104 | Storm Lake.... 103
The following figures give the tem
perature for the same day at eight dif
ferent cities throughout the corn and
wheat region.The figures are the average
for the stations in each state reporting:
Chicago.102 | Kansas City... .104
Columbus, O... 98 | Louisville......102
De Moines.106 j Minneapolis.... 92
Indianapolis....102 | St. Louis.108
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Quite a liberal sprinkling of old time
democrats attended the central com
mittee meeting in this city last Satur
day. The meeting was called for the
purpose of fixing a time and place for
the county convention and incidently to
determine what they should ask from
their populist friends as the price of
endorsing their ticket. After consider
able discussion they decided they were
the people and most be respected. They
will ask the coming popnlist convention
to give them two offices. They want
either treasurer, sheriff or county olerk,
and either county judge or county
superintendent. They evidently go
upon the theory. “Ask and ye shall
receive,” but that their populist friends
will not concede them that much there is
no question, in fact many populist are
opposed to any kind of a fusion with
the democrats. They decided to hold
their convention on the’same day and
date as the populists and fixed the basis
of representation at one delegate at
large from each township and one for
every twenty votes or major fraction
thereof cast for Hon. Frank Campbell
for state senator.
For Sale—My cattle ranch on Dry
creek five miles south of O’Neill; 50.0
acres pasture fenced; 480 acers number l
hav land; house sheds and all good im
provements for a ranch, Address
U. W. Shaw, O'Neill, Neb. 2-8pd
Justin McCarthy was at Ewing Tues
Something of ft surprise was felt at
the announcement last Thursday that
D. Clem Deaver had been appointed re
ceiver of public moneys of
the O'Neill land office. Rumor
to this effect had floated around
for two weeks or more previous
to the appointment but it had been dis
credited all along for it was not con
ceived that a republican who has faith
fully discharged the duties of this office
for 4 years would be decapitated for the
benefit of a populist by the powers that
be. At the instance of the department,
Mr. Jenness had just fixed his bond for
another rear and it was understood he
would continue to serve. A few days
later the appointment of Deaver was
announced. Mr. Deaver is a more or
less familiar character in Nebraska poli
tics. He has professed to be a mid-road
populist and under this disguise worked
vigorously for the republican ticket last
fall. His appointment is bitterly de
nounced by republicans of this section
although he says he had the endorse
ment of every state officer and the
national committeeman. The Frontier
has no personal fight to wage against
Mr. Deaver. It trust he will prove an
efficient servant of the patrons of the
O’Neill land office. It connot, however,
from what it understands of the situation,
endorse the action of the men who
secured the appointment. If any real or
ficticious grevience was to be avenged a 1
republican should at least have been the
beneficiary. The Frontier does not
blame Mr. Deaver for taking the ap
pointment; it is a good job. What party
will claim him here we are not advised.
Stuart Ledger: A full Hedged sensa
tion, in whioh a Stuart character is star
afctrees, has bust upon the public. Tbe
woman has already figured in a half
dozen marriage scrapes and.bas now put
the cap-sheaf on her notorious career.
In company with an accomplice named
Musfelt from Bassett, she succeeded in
hood winking an old soft-head named—
most unfitly—John Q. Adame, a wid
ower 65 years of age. Adams on his
way to Sioux City was introduced by
Musfelt to a wealthy middle-age woman
from Wyoming, the owner of a big
sheep-ranch. The widow’s smiles won
ttjp widower and he proposed. The
widow, as an act of good faith, asked
that $800 be given her—a guarranty of
Cupid. Adams paid the money and
deeded her his home. When the wedding
bell tinkled the bride was nowhere to be
found. Nor was the widow’s sheep
ranch and Musfelt. Adams had to bor
row money to return to Bassett.
Beal in O’Neill are being
flooded with letters from all sections of
the country inquiring for hay. The
question of feed for stock is becoming
a serious one in many places. Holt
county has been blessed with a good
hay crop and therefore her farmers will
be “in it” although the other vegetation
is short. Haying has beea going on
for three weeks and is being daily ship
ped to eastern markets. It has already
been as high as $28 a ton in Chicago
with the prospects of going higher, It
will be a good idea for people in this
seoticn to cut everything in the shape of
grass that will do for hay as there will
be a demand for it. With plenty of
hay to sell and a fair yield of small
grain Holt county farmers will become
bloated plutocrats during the season of
high prices whioh seems to be before
P. F. Thompson received a letter from
the Philippine Islands last week written
by his nephew Alfred Olson, whom
P.F. supposed was living in Illinois.
Young Olson lived W'th P.F. on his
farm near Swan .e for three years,
leaving here about eight years ago.
When the Spanish American war started
he enlisted in the volunteers and when
they were mustered out he re-enlisted in
troop A Third U. S. cavalry. He is
now a corporal and writes that he ex
pects to remain in the army. He haB
served two years and six months of his
second enlistment. His troop is station
ed at Namapacan.
Ewing Advocate: Mr. and Mrs. Fors
land came down fiom O’Neill Saturday
to spend a short vacation on the farm.
... . L. J. Coppoo of Chambers went to
Kearney Tuesday to attend a meeting of
the State Horticultural society. Mr.
Coppoc informs us that about an inch of
rain fell in the vicinity of Amelia Mon
day. _
A Scribner paper names ninety far
mers that have bought harvesting
machines in that town this summer.
There must have been some grain rais
ed around there.
flow to Keep cool in O'Neill.
Sit on a chunk of ice and smoke the
Shamrock, a 10c cigar for a nickel.
Sold by all dealers. 32
Andy Gallagher was up from Laurel
last Eriday.
“Balduff” Ice Cream at tiilligan
& Stout’s.
Forty of Them Represented at
Meeting Tuesday and
Hot Weather Tells on Attendance
but Those Present Have
Profitable Sessions.
The annual convention of Holt county
Sunday school workers was held at
O’Neill Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week, and although the extreme heat
prevented many from attending yet all
present felt that the Sunday school
work of the connty is progressing and
the reports from delegates Bbowed tin*
crease in interest and membership.
The opening address of Itev. Romin
ger, Tuesday evening, was listened to
with marked interest. He briefly re
viewed the work of Sunday school from
its beginning, describing its aims and
objects then and now and showing that
a wonderful progress and growth has
been made which he believed was evi
dence that the hand of Providence is in
the work.
The program, as published in these
columus last week, was followed with
very few exceptions. In the absence of
one of the speakers for Wednesday
afternoon, a half hour or more was de
voted to “Round Table Talk’’ and dis
cussion upon questions of importance
to Sunday school workers, from which
all received a great deal of information
and help.
The presence of R. H. Pollock, field
secretary of the state association, added
much to the interest of the convention.
Mr. Pollook, with his experience and
earnestness in Sunday school work,
always insures a good and most profita
ble convention. HiB talks during the
day and address Wednesday evening
were instructive and interesting.
Special mention should be made of
the way in which Rev. B. J. Berth ouwer
of Stuart, Rev. L. Heddenof Chambers,
J. T. Carson of Ewing and Charles
Phelps of Page presented the subjects
assigned them.
Officers of the association were elected
as follows:
President, T. A. Moss of Amelia;
vice-president and supt. of normal
work, Charles Phelps of Page; secretary
M Blanche Adams, O’Neill; treasurer
E. H. Benedict, O’Neill; superintendent
primary department, Mrs. Lena Peck,
Atkinson; and superdent and supredent
home department J. T. Carson, Ewing.
Among those present at the conven
tion were:
R. H. Pollook, field secretary of the
state association, Lincoln.
Rev. B. J. Berthouwer and Mr. T. A.
Thomas, Stuart.
Mrs. Lena Peck, Atkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Moss, Amelia.
Rev. L. Hedden and Miss Myrtle
Jeffers, Chambers.
Messrs. Jesse Frary. Clyde Kiltz and
E. E. Adams, of South Fork.
J. T. Carson, Ewing.
Miss Calista Bryant and Mr. Charles
Phelps, Page.
Herbert. Roberts, Blackbird.
Messrs. C. A, Ingersoll and T. B.
Maring,Bright Hope Sunday school.
Miss Neills Lee, Eden Valley Sunday
Scarcely a baker’s dozen of the pop
county central commillemen met in
O’Neill last Saturday afternoon to select
the date for the county convention.
Scarcely a dozen were present, including
candidates. How the mighty have
fallen. Why, a few years ago every
committeemau would have been present
and each one would have brought a
friend or two, and everyone would
know the pops were in town. But the
few there were here Saturday looked as
though they were making the prelimin
ary arrangements for a funeral, and
some of them felt that way, too. They
decided to hold the convention on Sat
urday, August 24, 1901, in this city.
O’Neill, July 35.—Advertised letters:
G H Itobbins, F E Bomandorf, Charles
Sheldon, O F Smith, Bessie Sinkela, O
II Wilson, S Washburn (9), Wm J
Laune. E S Jones (3), Tbos Johnson,
Miss Julin Kelly, Will Kaczor. Theo
Kerr, L Kennedy, Sam Haines, Edna
Becouse, G E Bassett. In calling for
above say “advertised” ; if not called
for in two weeks will be sent to dead
letter office.—L). H. Cronin, P. M.
Miss Agnes Carberry of Norfolk is
visiting in the city, the guest of Miss
Alice Cronin.
Miss Maggie Hurley went to Omaha
on Monday on a visit.
A Smallpox Items.
State Journal: The highest medical
authorities say that the remarkable
spread ot smallpox throughout the
country these days is attributed wholly
to the fact that the people are unwilling
to be vacoinated. Before the discovery of
Jenner, the smallpox was always abroad
and about half the adult population in
all countries, were smartly pitted. They
gladly, for a generation or two, availed
themselves of the preventive and small
pox almost entirely disappeard from
Great Britain, the United States and
the European continent.
But now people are getting careless,
in fact have been getting careless for
years back, and the proportion of chil
dren allowed to grow up without sub
mitting to the inconvenienoe of vacci
nation has been constantly increasing
until it is a question if the majority of
the population is not subject to the in
fection. The doctors lay that the only
remedy for this state of things is univer
sal vaccination.
In the meantime there is even more
ignorant hostility to vacaination among
the people than In the days of our
grandfathers. Books may not be so
often wiitten against the preventive as
they used to be, but the prevalence of
the Christian science fad which declares
all disease illusion and that people never
really catch the smallpox but mearly
imagine they catch it, adds much to the
general imbecility of the opposition.
Probably the law and ordinances for
vaccination will have to be made uni
versal and stringent as they are on the
continent of Europe in order to stop
these distressing and costly outbreaks of
the infection. If the person who delib
erately refuses vaccination was the only
sufferer from his foolishness, it wouldn’t
so much matter. But when he gets the
smallpox he usual! scatters it among the
careless neighbors with as much dili
gence as possible. In the past half cen
tury there never was as much amallpox
in the country at one time as there is
this year.
Teeth or photographs at Corbett’s,
16th to 30th of each month. 39tf.
Having disposed of my interest in the
firm of Gilligan & Stout, I am anxious
to close up all outstanding accounts as
soon as posible. I expect to go to
Chicago on September 1 to enter a
school of medicine and must make all
collections before that time. The
books and all accounts will be at drug
store, where all settlements will be
made. I desire to thank all our patrons
for past favotB and hope that my suc
cessors will receive kind consideration
at your hands in the future.
James V. Stout.
Dr. McLeran, dentist, offloe over
Corrigan’s drug store. 42-tf
To the Republican central comittee:
A meeting of the Holt county republican
central comittee will be held at the office
of R. R. Dickson in the city of O’Neill
on the 3rd day of August at one o’clock
p. m. The time and place of holding
the next republican county convention
will be then and there determined; also
other matters of politioal importance.
Every republican committeeman is re
quested to attend.
R. It. Dickson, Chairman.
C. L. Bright, Secretary.
Baled Hay for sale at Meller&Quilty
A merchant who had two stores in
small villages tried an experiment, says
an exchange. He put a bargain counter
in each store containing the same
articles at exactly the same prices. In
the newspaper of one village he advertis*
ed his special counter. In the paper of
the other village he did not advertised,
and he sold $983 worth of goods. In
the store the same month where he did
advertise he sold goods amounting to
$7,123. In commenting upon the result
of his experiment, the merchant says:
“People who got the paper with my ad
vertisement in it would pass by one of
my stores and drive four miles to the
other one for what they could have
gotten at the same price at their doors.
C. J. Wilson was down from Atkinson
For dental work go to Dr. McLeran
Saturday, August 3.
On Saturday, August 3, Manns will
display a fine line of new dress goods
for early fall in all of the late mater
ials. On this same day they will put
on sale a line of silk waists in the
newest styles they they secured at a
bargain and will give their customers
the benefit, which means a discount of
about 33i per cent. You have only to
see these waists to be satisfied they are
all we claim for them.