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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1901)
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T he Frontier.
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SUBSCRIPTION, SI.SO PER ANNUM.
D. H. CRONIN KDITOR AND MANAOKR.
O’NEILL, HOLT COUNTY. NEBRASKA, AUGUST 1, 1901.
LOCAL MATTERS AS
NAILED ON THE RUN
Little Things of General In
tersts People Like
to Bead About.
YOUR NAME IN PRINT
Movements, Accidents, Fortunes and
Misfortunes of You and \rour
p Neighbor Made Public.
OThe sale of W. J*'. Carpenters' took
place in Wyoming township as adver
tised. Mr. Carpenter tells us that the
sale was|a great success aud went $500
better than he expeoted. The sale was
advertised liberally and men attended
from forty miles away. Mr. Carpenter
went to Ewing Sunday to look at some
land along the Elkhorn river. He bad
intended going to Minnesota but will
remain in Holt county if he finds a
The O'Neill National Bank makes a
very creditable showing in their state
ment, published in another column.
Cashier O’Donnell informs us that
they expect their new furniture this
week and when it is put in place they
will have as modern a set of fixtures
and as neat a banking house as there is
in the state.
Last Saturday was a bad day for cattle
and horse theives in Rock country the
following having been sentenced to the
penitenteary that day—Brever Hellger,
horse stealing, five years; J. S. Brugham
cattle stealing, five years; Qeorge Pense,
cattle stealing, one year; William Hast
[ ings, cattle stealing, two years; Ira
Johnson, cattle stealing two years. All
the men sentenced are prominent stock
men except Pence, he being a youth of
As piece of entertaining amusement
the street commissioner might indulge
in if he gets out of a job is pulling
weeds. Russian and Canadian thistles
are thick along some of the most public
highways and a great change for the
better would be wrought if the same
Will sell at private sale at my resi
dence 3 doors east of Presbyteian church
2 bed room suits, 3 stoves all kitchen and
diniDg room furniture, carpets, sofa
and a number of other articles. They
must be sold, I do not want to ship
them.—James V. Stoui.
Supervisor Bethea came up from
Ewing Friday last to sign up a batch of
warrants drawn during tjie last session
of the board, which adjourned a week
prpvipus. Mr. Bethea returned home
Judge C. T, Dickenson came up from
Tekemah Saturday evening for a visit
with bis daughter Mrs. S. J. Weekes.
His daughter Oertreude, aooompanied
him and will visit here for a few
months. The Judge returned home
Az Perry was in town last Friday.
Az is still at woik on his railroad pro
position and says that the road bound to
be a go. If perseverance and stick to
itiveness counts, it aught to go.
It is stated that the present deputy
county olerk has his lighening rod erect
ed in the hopes that the pops will hit
it with the nomination for County clerk.
I will be in O’Neill every jfriday and
Saturday with my draft stallion and
Spanish jack, at Mellor & Quilty’s
barn—J. H. McAllister.
Mrs. John jjenneft and children re
turned last week from a protracted visit
with relatives at Ohadron and Head
The Qreat Northern is advertising in
another place an excursion to Duluth
on August 9. See their ad for particu
Do not forget the discount sale on
fancy china Saturday, July 27, at
Have your teeth examined by Dr.
McLeran;he can save them. 42-tf
Teeth or photographs at Corbett’s,
16th to 30th of each month. 39tf.
“Balduff” , Ice Creany at Qilligaq
Dr. Flynn was down from ^tkinsofl
Huy Qreen was at Atkinson Saturday
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Frof Sorenson was at Ewing Sunday
The feats which attracted attention
in the old time circus would be called
tame affairs in the shows of today.
Artists have become more skilled and
the performers of the up-to-date shows
would have been declared impossible a
few years ago. The Great Eastern Show
which will pitch their tent at O’Neill on
August 10 have some of the very best
in their respective roles now on the
road and are showing to big crowds
everywhere they exhibit. Don’t fail to
see the big show .
O’Neill, July 25.—Advertised letters:
G H Robbins, F E Bomandorf, Charles
Sheldon, O F Smith, Bessie Sinkela, O
H Wilson, S Washburn (9), Wm J
Laune. E S Jones (2), Thos 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.—D. H. Cronin, P. M.
For Sale—My cattle ranch on Dry
creek five miles south of O’Neill; 500
acres pasture fenced; 480 acers number 1
hay land; house sheds and all good im
provements for a ranch. Address
H. W. Shaw, O’Neill, Neb. 2-3pd
At the bottom of a column of recepies
for preparing drinks from tbe coffee
berry, an exchange prints an advertise
ment of a cereal firm setting forth the
very harmful effects of coffee. A bit of
newspaper consistency, you know.
J. B. Mellor has sold bis interests in
the Mellor livery barn to his brother
George of Boyd county. Jess’ health
is failing him and be is closing up his
business affairs here preparatory to
going to the mountains.
A lawn supper was given in honor of
Mrs. J. V. Stoat at Brennan’s park last
evening by the ladies of the Presby
terian church. It is an ideal spot for
out door parties. The evening was
There will be a handsome line of new
fall dress goods on display at Mann's on
Saturday, August 3, consisting of the
very latest fabrics suitable for shirts,
tailor suits or dress suits. Prices will
vary-from 25c to $2.50.
A merry go round struck town last
week. The rasping music of this
machine mingled with the rolling of
balls at the bowling alley makes the
On Saturday,August 3, Mann’s will
begin a silk waist sale, making a 33i
cut. Sale will last one week. Gall
and examine them, as these waists are
W. H. Blackmeir of Atkinson, who
believes himself about the si?e of a pop
nomination for sheriff, was conferring
with the boss or bosses in O’Neill this
The ladies of St. Paul’s Guild, Epis
copal church, will serve ice cream and
cake on the court house lawn next Fri
day evening. A oordial invitation to all.
Tom Berry was in from the north
country Monday and says pops are get
ting soarcer than grasshoppers in the
winter time out in his section.
The ladies of the Working Society
will meet with Mrs. Skirving on Wed
nesday, August 7. A good attendance
is desired.—Mrs. Cole, secretary.
The man with the hoe used to rule
but this fall the man with the hay is the
one that will gather in the sheckels.
A couple of Russian females,probably
mother and daughter, landed in town
this morning on a fortune-telling mis
The s^le on fancy phi^a at Maqus will
end August 3. There are a few pieces
left that they will close out at bargains,
Fred (jatg has been the mogt popular
man in town the past month. He
controls the Qity's ioa su pply.
Kansas cattle are coming up the Elk
horn road for paturage. They are being
taken up into the hills.
Clyde KiDg arrived in the city last
evening from Moline, 111., to spend a
few weeks vacation.
It is estimated the hay crop will be
ten per cent better this year than last.
George Weingartner is building a
barn at the rear of his restaurant.
Some twenty loads of hogs vyere
marketed in O’Neill Tuesday.
Robert Hunt returned Wednesday
evening fronji Spward.
Don’t foyget the social Friday evening
at the ppuft bouse.
Attorney J. A- I^ioe was down frp^ft
E- Opp was down from Stuart Mon
‘‘Balduff’* Ice Cream at Uilllgan
Capitalize at $10,000 and
Articles of Incorpor
FIGHTS hTtWO WARS
John Carton, jr., tells of Thirteen
Years’ Wanderings Since
Articles of incorporation have been
filed with the county clerks of Holt
and Boyd counties and the secretary of
state by the Holt County Telephone
companey, a newly organized oorpara
tion of this city.
The company is the culmination of a
plan that has been in embroyo for a year
or more. The offlicers, instigators and
financial backers are: O.O. Snyder,
president; T. J. Birmingham, vice-presi
dent; S. J. Weekes, secretary; Ed. F.
Gallagher, treasurer; T. V. Golden,
maneger. The corporation capitalizes
The plans are not yet fully matured
as to just what the extent of the system
will be. Telephone exchane will be
located at O’Neill and connection will
be made with the Nebraska coumpany
at Ewing. A line will be run to Spencer
and Butte on the north and to Chambers
on the south. It is also expected to
connect at Atkinson and Stuart, but the
company has not definitely decided as
to what ariangements will be made at
Work will be commenced as soon as
the fanchises can be secured.
John Carton, jr., son of Former Re
presentative John Carton of this county,
arrived in the city this week on a visit
to his parents. Mr. Carton was once a
Holt county boy, but since he departed
from the parental home to hew fame
and fortune from the queries of time he
has passed through varied and thrilling
In 1888, when the booming days were
on in Omaha and men were crowding
in from the country to find employment,
he left his father’s hqmhle homestead
and joined the rush for the city. After
twq years spent in Omaha, Mr. Carton's
adventuresome spirit led him to far oS
Salvador. Here he hecame a soldier,
joing General Estes in the wars against
Quatumalia- He was in the army for
nearly a year when peaoe was deolared
and General Estes beoame president
Mr. Carton's next adventure was to go
to Chile and join the insurgents in
their struggle to overthrow the gover
ment in 1891. He was in the great
battle at Valporiso that lasted three
days, The insurgents were victorious
and the government was overthrown.
Returning to the United States, Mr.
Carton went to Montana, where he
staid for three years and six months
and at the present is interested in mines
at Roseland, B. C , where he makes his
Mr. Carton has experienced muoh
and seen more since he left here thirteen
years ago. He will spend three or four
months visiting here.
Neil Brennan keeps on bend mach
ine oil ef the best gr^de, Rasofipc and
lamp oil, stake pope and baits end will
not be undersold by any one. You will
save money by calling eyen if you dont
bqy. ___ 9-3
Mann’s Will continue discounting
shirt waists, skirts, etc., until this stock
is completely reduoed. In addition to
these they have placed on sale 90 white
duck suits for hoys at a 90 per cent dis
count; ages from 0 to 10 years.
Rosa Hudspeth, editor of the Stuart
Ledger, was in the oily Tuesday. Miss
Hudspeth is making a bright, interesting
paper of the Ledger.
Editor Eves and family are enjoying
a visit from Mr. EveB’ parents from the
southern part of the state.
Postmaster - Editor Coombs of
Spencer was a passenger for Omaha,
Do you want a good fresh Miloh cow
Am going to, sell ome. J. V. Stout.
?-OT Ss'e—1One Tbousa nd bushels of
coyn. Robert Mogirl, O’Neill. 5-2
Editor Davis of the Stuart Herald was
in the city Monday.
Lew Chapman of Alkin$o.u was in the
0. W. Moss of Amelia was in the city
Baled Hay for sale at Meller&Quilty
For dental work go to Dr. McLeran
Nebraska Gets Wet.
World-Herald: The weather map
IsBued today, shows that heavy rains
have prevailed throughout the entire
corn and wheat belt of the
country sinoe Saturday. Reports
indicate that rain has been almost gen
eral from the Rocky mountains to the
While other states were getting their
share of moisture, Nebraska fared well.
Hartlngton and O’Neill failed to get a
wetting, but at the other stations, the
rain was from one-half up to 2.93
inches. The heaviest rain was at Ash
land. During the two rains, the fall
at Omaha was 1.02 inches,
All through the northwest it is much
cooler and cooler for this looality is
predicted for tomorrow. In Montana
this mdrning the mercury registered as
low as 72 degrees.
St. Louis was about the only place
experiencing the discomfitures of a
torrid wave today. That city iB the
home of Prof. Hicks, who for today
predicted cool for that locality. Instead
of being cool, at 7 o’clock this morning
the mercury registered 94 degrees, with
in two degrees of the maximum for the
* Subject for the Pen.
Basset Leader: Homer C. Likens
was arrested last Friday on the charge
of having committed rape on the person
of Alice Lane aged 14 years. A pre
liminary hearing was held before the
county judge Saturday, when the defen
dant was bound over to the district court
and his bond fixed at $1,000 which was
furnished with J. S. Lane, John Court
ney and Wm. Bruce as sureties.
According to the testim ony of the girl
she met Linkens at a dance at Lodwig’s
hall last Thursday night; after dancing
with him he askedJier to go with him and
hewould treat her to a glass of beer. They
left the hall together, and after getting
a bottle of beer which he had hidden
somewhere, he took her to his home
where after treating her to beer, he
assaulted her. While this was taking
place his wife and child were at the
State Jonrnal: Some interesting gossip
is going tbe rounds concering
the appointment of D. Clem Deaver
to tbe position of receive7
of the land office at O’Neill. It is
said to be true that Mr. Deaver was en
dorsed by R. B. Schneider and other
leading republicans, but not for this
office. They were willing that be
shonld be given a post oulside of the
country, and through their efforts a
promise was secured to give him a place
on the island of Guam. Tbis was not
satisfactory to Mr. Deaver, however,
and he declined it. Then the endorse
ments that had been used in securing
this foreign position were brought to
bear on Washington, and through tbe
active ustMtauce of Senator Dietrich,
Private Sc.retary Lindsay and Mr. Rose,
water be was finally put into the re
ceivership at O'Neill. It is an open
secret that Mr. Schneider and some
others whose names appear on his en
dorsements are about as much disgusted
as they can be over the turn aflairs have
taken. The displacement of Mr. Jen
ness is particularly displeasing to a large
number of republicans all over the state.
Stuart ledger: This shows how
Nebraska hay land is valued. Bat Men
ney of Newport last week sold the hay,
un-cut, on 1300 of land at $3.00 per acre.
In speaking of this D. B. Russell says;
‘'The hay fields are the silver mines of
of Nebraska. If crops fail, the rich hay
lands will atone for the failure.”....In
the preliminary hearing Wednesday
before Justice Whitney, the case where
in the State of Nebraska is plaintiff and
Mat Davis defendant, resulted in the
defendant giving bonds to appear at the
next term of the district court. Co.
Atty. Mullen appeared tor the state and
Judge Holder for the defendant.
Ewing Advocate: Saturday morning
a couple of fellows from over north of
Oichard, while returning home from
Ewing stopped their team about five
and one half miles northeast of town,
and from motives of pure cussedness,
commenced to tear up fence belonging
to Ralph Butler and D. 0. McKay. Mr.
McKay, who was near by digging post
holes, Blarted to stop them, but they
kept him off with a gun, but ceased their
depredation. Ralph sayB be recognized
one of the parties.
Make offers upon the following de
scribed land—160 acres section 6 and 3,
township 27 and 28, Range 11 west; 160
acres section 19 and 30, township 22,
range 12; 160 acres section 31 and 31,
township 33, range 16; 158.52 acres sec
tion 7, township 33 range 14; 160 acres
section 15 and 22, township 33, -ange
13;|160 acres section 29 and 32, township
28 range 16. Terms $150 cash, balance
to suit. Address J. Doaglas 270 Bristol
St. Omaha, Neb. 4—w pd.
A SODDEN DECLINE
Rains In Many Places All
Around Us, But
None at O’Neill.
MANY VISIT ELKHORN
Bolt of Lightning Erorn a Clear Sky
Knocks Down Man and Horse.
Demand on Water Works.
The hot spell had apparently abated,
but tooay we are sweating as bad as ever.
A change in temperature came Sunday
night with a drop from 100 to 70 degrees.
Rain had fallen Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday in various locali
ties surrounding O’Neill and cooled the
atmosphere greatly. Immediately at
O’Neill only a sprinkle was had last
Friday. Heavy rains, however, are
reported from all directions. Thursday
afternoon a soaker yisited the territory
twelve miles north of town and Thurs
day evening the country west of us got
it, while on Friday good rains fell south
and east. The conditions through
out Nebraska as well as the whole cqrn
and wheat belt is much improved. Rains
have fallen pretty generally and people
feel safe as to at least a fair corn crop.
The picturesque Elkhorn river is at
tracting many visitors these summer
Sundays after a week of work and worry
in the noisy, dusty town. A wide, deep
hole in the river a mile trom town is
filled every Sunday afternoon with
bathers who seek the refreshing in
fluence of a swim in the pleasant
waters. Last Sunday witnessed the
biggest turnout yet. The road leading
down to the bathing place was kept
warm with teams' and footmen from
two o'clock till dark.
A flash of lightning last Saturday
struck down Jerry McCarthy while he
was at work in company with Art
Menish on the bridge south of town.
One of their horses was also knocked
over. Jerry thinks it was about as
close a oall lias he cares to have. A
peculiar nthing about the lightning was
that it came from a clear sky. A straight
bolt came from an entirely cloudless sky
directly over head.
The past month has been a hard one
on Water Commissioner Hall. There
being no rain a large amount of water
has been used upon the lawns in the
city and there being hardly any wind it
has been necessary to keep the pump
going about sixteen hours out of every
twenty-four. Probably no ons would
welcome a good heavy rain more heart
ily than the water commissioner.
Having disposed of my interest in the
firm of Gilligan & Stout, I am anxious
to close up all outstanding accounts as
soon as posible. X 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 favors and hope that my suc
cessors will receive kind consideration
at your hands in the future.
James V. Stont.
Saturday, August 3.
On Saturday, August 8, 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 seeured at a
bargain and will give their customers
the benefit, which means a discount of
about 83$ per cent. You have only to
see these waists to be satisfied they are
all we claim for them.
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: alto
other matters of polltioal importance.
Every republican committeeman it re
quested to attend.
R. R. Dickson, Chairman.
C. L. Bright, Secretary.
Two-thirds of the Australian Conti
nent is a desert, and yet one cannot
fail to observe that her productiveness
is enormous. The land contains over
100,000,000 sheep and between 30,000,
000 and 35.000,000 head of cattle and
horses. It has given to the commerce
of the world over $2,000,000,000 In gold,
copper, coal and tin. The two prov
inces of Ballarat and Bendigo alone
have produced $500,000,000 of gold, and
as much more has come from the
great Tambaroora and Lambing Flat
in New South Wales. It sends to Brit
ain annually over $200,000,000 worth
sf metals, grains, wool, beef, tallow,
hides and mutton.
A Valuable Bee Baltal.
A has relief by Clodion, representing
fawns, nymphs and cuplds at play,
has been discovered In a Paris convent.
The relief was carved for the Princess
Louise of Conde in the eighteenth
century, and when she became a nun
the figures were covered with plaster.
A Prussian cannon ball at the time of
the siege of Paris chipped off the
plaster, showing the sculpture beneath.
A French antiquarian society intends
to present H to the Caruavalet museum
though the price asked tev it is
flow to Keep cool in O’NeilL
Bit on a chunk of ice and smoke the
Shanwot, a 10c cigar for a nickel.
Sold by all dealers. 88
Mystery Beveeted by the Tldas.
The Croft, which traded between
Leith and New York, left the former
town In October, 189$, and was never
heard of again, says a London newspa
per. Recently a bottle wan picked up
at Oranton. It contained a message to
the effect that the liner and nil hands
were going down In mid-Atlantic. The
Croft had a crew of thirty, hailing
from Newcastle and Leith, and this is
the first time she has bean heard of
since she left.
Dr. McLeran, dentist, office over
Corrigan’s drug store. 49-tf
Mrs. notion's Hasbaod Baba Is.
Captain David Nation, husband of
Carrie Nation, who is now living at
Marion, Ind., announces that he will
keep away from hie wife for the rest
of his natural life and be happy. Mr.
Nation prefers his daughter and her
children. They amuse him, while Mrs.
Nation only annoyB him and threatens
to shorten his years. He is now 7$
I No. 5770. REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF. s
| The O’Neill National Bank I
|j At O’Neill, in the state of Nebraska, at the close
I of business, July 15, 1901.
Loans and discounts... $14413 77 B
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.23901 »
III. 8. bonds to secure circulation. 6300 U0
Premiums on U. 8. bonds.,. 385 87
Hanking house, furniture and fixtures_ _4235 85 SI
Due from national banks (not reserve agents). $3353 04 s
Due from state banks and bankers... 10 55 iH
Due from approved reserve agents. 10309 36 Si
Chocks and other cash Items. 46 52 s
Notes of other national banks...’.*!.!*... 2000 00 ^
|(di Fractional paper currency, niokles and cents..!...!.*!!!!!!!. 5125 4!
B Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, vis: B
1 ?E2?,e ...($1,436.75) ij
ki Legal-tender notes... t 065 00) 2401 76———18172 47 (h
I lteuemption fund with D. B. treasurer (5 per oent. olFl’n.) 316 00 I
Totttl. 44061 47
Capital stock paid in. fgfinflft 00
T; ndivided profits less expenses and taxes paid....,!!!!.,..! 276 64
National bank notes outstanding. 6300 00
Individual deposits subject to check... 11610 43
lime certificates of deposit.... 875 qq_12485 43
Totttl. 44061 97
State of Nebraska. County of Holt. ss. sj
S? O'Donnell, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear a
that the above statement Is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
„ . ,, . „ „ JAS F. O'DONNELL, Cashier. la
Correct-Attest: M. Dowling, Thos. H. Fowler, C. W. Smith. Directors. 1 3
Subscriued and swown to before me this 26th day of July, 1901. 1 5s
>8BAI'l M. D. Lono, Notary Pnbllc. K ®
(My commission expires January 6,1906..B g
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