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VOLUME XXII. O’NEILL. HOLT COUNTY. NEBRASKA, AUGUST 29, I90L NUMBER 9.
LOCAL MATTERS AS
NAILED ON THE RUN
Little Things of General In
tersts People Like
to Read About.
YOUR NAME IN PRINT
Movements, Accidents, Fortunes and
Misfortunes of You and Your
j Neighbor Made Public.
For dental work go to Dr. McLeran
Nell Brenan had business at Omaha
Ice cream at Weingartners restanrant,
by the dish or in bulk.
Con Coffey was over from Spencer a
few davs this week.
Dr. McLeran, dentist, office over
Corrigan’s drug store. 42-tf
Pat Stanton of Tilden, a brother of
A. A., Sunday in O'Neill.
For furnishd room and board enquire
of Mrs. M . M. Sullivan. 6—tf
Have your teeth examined by Dr.
McLeran;lie can save them. 42-tf
Teeth or photographs at Corbett’s,
lGth to 30th of each month. 39tf.
Smoke the Shamrock, the best oc cigar
111 town. For sale by all dealers. 8-tf
A. 15. Newell returned Saturday
evening from a few days' business trip
Pat McManus departed Wednesday
morning for Chicago to buy goods for
H his store.
Call for the Shamrock; little, but O,
my! Best value for your nickle. For
sale by all dealers. 8-tf
Mrs. Selah and eon Dean returned
Monday evening from a two weeks’
visit in Filmore County.
TAKEN UP—Two black sows with
five pigs. Three miles south of O'Neill
I. R. Smith. 9-6
The public school will open on Tues
day Sept 3. Examinations will be held
on the preceding Monday.
G. A. Nafziger of Fairbarry was a
caller Saturday. Mr. Nafziger was in
the country looking up a place to winter
For Sale—I have ten head of uiibroke
brood mares for sale, weight form 900
to 1200, age from 3 to 10 years.—A. B.
Kit Ames and son of Meadow Giove
are in the city this week. Mr. Ames has
contested a claim northeast of O’Neill
and will move here.
FOR SALE—I have 700 ewes and
lambs, fullbloods and grades, Shropshire;
14 miles northeast of O’Neill, near Ante
lof e slough, known as the red barn.—A.
T. Elliott. 8-2pd
Josiah Combes and Sanford Parker
of Spencer Sundayed in town, going
Monday to Omaha, from where they
went to Lincoln to attend the republi
The weather doesn’t seem to get too
hot nor the ground too dry for Sam
Wolfe to raise melons. He is marketing
some fine ones this year. Mr. Wolfe
V says lie goes to a good deal of trouble
and expense in procuring seed each
year and never plants from the seeds of
mellons he has grown and thinks this
the secrot of his undisputed success.
If and Under
wear Sale :::
ing 1 :lweek
will make a special price on all
last seasons silks, the cut vary
ing from 20 to 50 per cent. They
will also put on sale that day all
summer underwear for ladies at
a, discount of 20 per
Meals served at bakery, opposite
Alberts’ harness shop. 9-1
Joe Miller is Bpoken of as a probable
candidate for supervisor from the
Paddock district. Joe would make an
excellent man on the board and would
poll a big vote in his district.
LOST—Pair of gold-bow specticals,
somewhere between Woodruff & Plank
restaurant and ltvan & Lacy meat
market on vacant block back of city
scales. Leave at restaurant.— Mrs.
Judd Woods, late editor of the Ewing
Advocate, was in the city Sunday. Mr.
Woods departed the first of the week for
Oklahoma City to enter upon his new
duties at the Western Newspaper Union
Rosa Hudspeth, editor of the Stuart
Ledger, was in the city Thursday last
and called. Miss Hudspeth met her
sister, Mrs. Smith of Newport, here at
the evening train and they journeyed
George Blinco is home from his duties
as fireman on the F. F. for a few days
lay off. His brother Bert, for several
years on the Short Line, is now rail
roading in Montoua, where he expects
to make his home.
John Daly >vas a caller at these head
quarters Tuesday and renewed for The
Frontier, having his paper sent to Spen.
cer instead of Fremont. Mr. Daly has
been attending the normal and goes to
Spencer for a vacation.
The Frontier understands that the
once th'iving village of Minneola hut
for years deserted, will resume some of
its old time activity by having a store.
A postoilice, which the people have
long been wanting around that section,
will naturally follow
Fire alarm startled the sweltering
cetzens Monday afternoon and in less
than a twinkling a crowd of excited
ruen were at Wingartner's restauant
where a blaze bad started from an oil
stove. The tire was extinguished before
the hose cart arrived. The wall paper
had caught lire from the stove.
Will Mullen returned the first of the
week from a pleasure and business trip
in Boyd county. He says Boyd is the
garden of Nebraska this year witli im
mense crops of all kinds and farmers
are fat and sacy. Will so far forgot his
pop principles as to declare they were
flooded with prosperity.
An extra pressure of business in The
Frontier job department this week
detracts most of our time from the
paper, which our readers will notice is
not up to the usual standard. We have
a big job of work pushing us and a lack
of printers necessitates rushing the
paper out without the customary care.
Baseball enthusiasm has assumed a
new and Btrunge aspect among O’Neill
boys. Daylight not affording time
enough to work down young America’s
energies on the diamond the boys
have made a large ball covered white
that can be plainly seen and these
moonlight nights finds them pounding
the big white ball in regulation style.
Atkinson Plain-Dealer: Az Perry,
accompained by six appraisers appointed
by the county judge to appraise the
damage caused by the A. & N. crossing
certain tracts of land, put in Tuesday
and Wednesday driving over the survey.
The appraisers are John Golden. Dave
Stannard, Benj. McCathnit, Wallace
Johnson, Frank Corniek Jr. and Frank
A. J. Berger of Sterling, 111., was a
caller at this office Friday last. Mr.
Berger has land in the Min*neola oountry
and was out looking after the same.
From what Mr. Berger says, people are
more scared than hurt concerning the
corn crop. Corn will be far from a
failure in Illinois, he says, although it
will not he the crop it has beeu many
years. Mr. Berger talks of moving to
Mr. and Mrs. T. I), lianley have the
sympathy of the community in the
death of their eighteen months old baby
and only child. The little one had been
sick for some lime and battled bravely
againt the ravages of disease, bul had
to yield to the messenger of death and
on Sunday afternoon peacefully closed
its eyes in the last sleep. The funeral
occurred at 4 p. ra. Monday.
Stuart Ledger; A. A. Hunter, a botan
ist from the Lincoln State University,
has been visiting for a few days with
the family of Ward Bray ton. Mr.
Hunter has been studying plants in this
part of the country with a view of find
ing the poisonous weeds which cause
the death of so many cattle. He says
the vine of the nignl-shade contains a
deadly poison, also the plant known as
the watet-hen-cluck. He gives many
interesting facts known only to the
students of botany.
A WEEK flf
Political Forces Have Their
Men in The Field Ready
For the Fight.
Fusion Failed to Fuse and Pops and
Pops and Democrates Each
For treasurer.James Holden of Chambers
For clerk..E. S. Gllmour of Ewing
For sheriff.C. E. Hall of O’Neill
For judge.L. O. Chapman of Atkinson
For superintendent.J. L. Cahill of Stuart
For surveyor.K. E. Bowden of Agee
For coronor...I. It. Smith of O’Neill
The republican, county convention
which convened in the court-house
Monday expedited matters in harmony
with the wishes of the delegates and
named a full ticket without a fight on
either candidate. It was the opinion of
republicans who have been going to
conventions for years that it was the
best representation of the party ever
gathered in the county. A strong and
able set of men were selected for the
Chairman Dickson of the county
committee called the convention to
order and Secretary Bright read the
call. Temporary organization was
effected by electing J, A. Nice chair
man and S. W. Green secretary. This
organization was made permanent at
the afternoon session, until which no
business was done. The usual grind of
convention business was taken up be
fore the nominations and after the
various committees had been
appointed balloting on candidates
began. Each nomniee was chosen on
Mr. Holden for treasurer is one of the
reliable and substantial men of the
South Fork country and the party
could not have made a better selection.
Mr. Gilmour of Ewing for clerk is
pretty thoroughly acquainted over the
county. Mr. Gilmonr was our can
didate for representative last year, being
defeated by eight votes by Mr. Coppoc,
fusion. He is well qualified for the
office and will make a vigorous
G. E. Hall of O’Neill for sheriff was a
wise selection and practically insures
that office to the republicans. Mr.
Hall at present is acting in capacity of
water commissioner for this city. He
served as First lieutenant in Company
M in the Cuban war and had the con
fidence and regard of every officer and
soldier with whom he had to do.
J. L. Cahill of Stuart, who is the
nominee for superintendent, is not
personally known to The Frontier, but
our friends in the west end of the county
give him strong recommendations.
Prof. Cahill is principal of the Stuart
L. C. Chapman of Atkinson was
nominated for judge by acclamation.
Mr. Chapman is too well and favorably
known over the county to need any
I. It. Smith of O’Neill was nominated
for coroner aud It. E. Bowden of Agee
The following delegates to the state
convention, selected by a committee of
three aud ratifited by the convention,
were named: It. It. Dickson, Dell
Akin, J. L. McDonald, G. VV. French,
C. J. Malone, T. I)'. Shuillebottom, S. It.
Murphy, Bob Williams, J. F. Brady.
D. II. Cronin, S. W. Green, S. J.
Weekes and J. W. Wertz.
It. It. Dickson was re-elected chair
man of the county committee and C. L.
Bright secretary. The several town
ships selected their own committaemeu,
which are as follows:
Atkinson—,1. L. McDonald,Atkinson.
Chambers— Sam’l Taggart, Chambers.
Cleveland—J. B. Hart, Dustin.
Deloit—M. Davis, iTonic.
Dustin—Silas Itohr, Dustin.
Emmet—T. B. Mariug, O’Neill.
Ewing—S. W. Green, Ewing.
Grattan—M, B\ Cronin, O'Neill.
Greeu Valley—E. M. Ogle, Atkinson.
Inman—S. M. Davis, Inman.
Iowa—C. H. Finney, Page.
Lake—J. U. Otter, Bliss.
Paddock—T. B. Harrison, Blackbird.
Pleasant View—Harry Lufbourgh,
McClure—H. W. MoClure, Ewing.
Hock B'alls—Willie O’Brion Saratoga.
Scott—O. B. Long, Scottville.
Sheridian—T. A. Phillips, Atkinson.
Steel Creek—C.L. McElhaney, Dorsey.
Stuart—E. Opp, Stuart.
Shamrock—A. E. Wilson, Chambers
Saratoga—Martin Greeley, Phoenix.
Verdigris—A. H. Farnsworth, Page.
Willowdale—F. W. Phillips, Star.
O'Neill—1st ward O. O Snyder, O'Neill
O’Neill—2nd J. C. Olsen, O’Neill.
O’Neill—3rd J. C. Uarnish, O’Neill.
The following resolutions were ad
opted: We, the duly accredited re
presentatives of the republican party in
convention assembled, again renew our
allegiance to the principles of our grand
old party, and pledge our hearty sup
port to the doctrines of that party as
enunciated by Lincoln, continued by all
its executives though its respective ad
ministrations until the administration of
William McKinley, whose wise liberal,
progressive, expansive and patriotic
administratoin we especialy approve,and
point with pride to the giant strides
made by our nation in material pros
perty under these policies.
We congratulate the people of Ne
barska on their return to the republican
fold, and hope to see Holt county
redeemed this fall from the blight of
populism to take her true position
among other republican counties in the
state where she properly belongs. We
favor prompt collection of taxes, but
we condemn the present methods or our
county officials having charge of tax
matters in allowing a syndicate as well
individuals to force collection of taxes
on real estate by the late expensive and
drastic lux foreclosure proceedings,
which results in may cases for small
sums allowing land speculators to
rob honest people of their land by a
so-called legal process, the legality of
which is very questionable, and in
which at least there is no justice, and If
elected we pledge our candidhtes to
reform this matter as for as consistent
with law and right. We favor an honest,
equitable and economical administration
of county business and pledge our can
didates thereto if elected.
J. J. Ualloran,
O. O. Snyder,
W. E. Scoot,
Populists who came to the convention
Saturday last on fusion bent went away
mad. By a majority of one the mid
roaders won the day and a ticket was
nominated without the aid or concent
of the democrats, who, in convention
assembled, sat back and with interest
keen watched the movements of the
greater political body of “reform” which
had so many application for job, within
the scope and volumn of its ranks that
the lesser body of “reform” found no
place upon the ticket. Jim Mullen was
the chief of the mid-roaders and all
day until 10 o’clock at night wielded his
forces against the enemy, which at IhsI
had to give up the battle. One of the
leaders of fusion then arose and pro
nounced the death sentence upon the
ticket that had been named, venturing
the prediction that it would be defeated.
The following comprise the ticket:
D. J. Cronin of Shields, treasurer.
J. A. Trommershausser of Ewing,
W. H. Blackmer of Atkinson, sheriff.
James Morgan of Atkinson, judge.
T. V. Norvell, superintendent.
The democrats showed up a stronger
force than they have for some years
and a full ticket was placed in nomina
tion. They had asked for some con
sideration at the hands of the populists
and thought democratic strength entitled
them to clerk and supt. When it
was learned the way the populist wind
was blowing the democratic ticket was
made up this way.
John Wade, treasurer.
G W. Smith of O’Neill, clerk.
James Morgan of Atkinson, judge.
John McNiohols of Atkinson, sheriff.
W. A. Wheeler of Sand Creek, super
This Is Your Chance.
In order to introduce it into your
homes The Semi-Weekly State Journal
will be mailed from now until January
I, 1902, for only twent-five cents. This
will give you a paper every Tuesday
and Friday and will be almost as good
as a daily. It will give you all the
markets which just now is a valuable
feature, worth to every farmer many
times the cost of the paper. The Jour
nal is printed at the state capital and
is more of a state paper than any of its
competitors. It prints the news of the
world fresh from special wires in its
own office and prints it twice a week,
while it is fresh and doesn’t charge you
any more for it than does the old-fash
ioned weekly. Send your quarter to
The State Journal, Lincoln, Neb.
I want all those who owe me to call
and settle up now. If I go out with the
bills some get offended for asking for my
money in public, so don’t wait tor that;
call now and settle up—Con Keys. 8-2
CLASP HANDS BESIDE
THEIR DEAD MOTHER
Joe Miller Goes on Sad Mission
After 20 Years Away From
NORFOLK COMING HERE
Series of Games Arranged Between
Sugar City and the “Emerald
Tinted” for Next Week.
Joe Miller returned Monday evening
from the sad mission of attending his
mother’s funeral at Afton, Io. Last
Saturday a week he was called thither
and arrived about one hour after his
mother expired. Mrs. Miller was nearly
sixty-six years of age and her husband
and several children survive her.
it is twenty years since Joe left the
parental home and it was with feeling
that he called The Frontier’s attention
to the account of his meeting with a
brother which appeared in the Grafton
Tribune. Tho Tribune thus speaks of
it: A peculiar meeting was that which
took place at the Miller homtfin the
early hours of Sunday morning, when
J. P. Miller, of Nebraska, and David
Miller, of Indiana, brothers who had
not met in twenty years, clasped hands
in tearful salutation beside the dead
body of their mother, their hearts too
full of the great grief that had come to
them to allow them to do more than
bow their heads and give expression to
their common sorrow. Another feature
of the meeting is the fact both men are
cripples, J. P. earring an empty trousers
leg andDavid an empty coat sleeve. J.P.
had not met any of the members of his
father’s family tor twenty years, save
his mother, who visited him about nine
years ago, when he lost his leg.
David had met the family about nine
years ago, when he visited here on the
occasion of his brother's marriage. J.P.
is the owner of a large cattle ranch in
Nebraska and David is a prosperous
farmer in Indiana. In speaking of their
respective localities each ssid that while
they had suffered some from the climatic
conditions of the season their crops
were in a fairly good condition and
that tne yield would be but sligbty
below the average.
Norfolk comes to O’Neill for a seriers
of two or three games of base ball on
Sunday and Monday of next week,
September 1 and 2 respectively. The
Norfolk club is a strong aggregation and
play only A 1 ball. Steele, their
twirler, is well known here. O’Neill
will be superbly strengthened from tbe
outside in order to be on an equality
of merit with the vrsitors. And for the
occasion have engaged both Cbeatwood
and Letheby for the box. If you
want to see good snappy ball just come
and look at It. It will be on exhibi
tional the home grounds on the date
mentioned without fail.
The ball game last Sunday afternoon
between O’Neill and Creighton didn’t
come up to the expectations.Error after
error by the home team the fore part of
the game gave the visitors a big score and
when O’Neill gathered herself along
about tbe seventh inning it was too late
to recover the loss. Lee Henry did
good work for O’Neill in the box and
Haynes in right and O’Malley in left
held did good work but the basemen
did a poor game. Creighton came out
with something like sixteen Bcores and
O’Neill got five.
Ewing Advocate: Lee Massey had
the sad misfortune yesterday while
stacking hay south of Ewing of getting
his right hand caught in the pulleys of
a hay stacker in such a manner as to
have the little finger torn oil at the joint
while the next finger was crushed to
such an extent that amputation is almost
certain to follow. He was hurriedly
driven to town where his wounds were
properly cared tor by Dr. Briggs.
Ewing Advooate: Emmet Earl, our
ex-section foreman now of Chambers,
was an Ewing viator Wednesday and
while here made known the happy fact
that he is the proud dad of an eleven
pound boy which arrived at his home
August 13. The mother was reported
rapidly recovering while the old man—
well one look at his otherwise smiling
countenance would lead one to hope
for his ultimate recovery.
Cheap Rates to Lincoln.
For the Nebraska State Fair, the E. E.
& M. V. Hy. will sell ticket to Lincoln
aud return at one fare for round trip.
Dates of sale, Sept. 2 to 6. Return
I limit Sept 7. E R. Adams, Agent.
The Frontier is still doing good print
ng at moderate price. Let us figure
your next order.
The Village Rubbersmith.
Under a spreading blacksmith sign!
The village blacksmith sat;
He herd the chuf-ohuf-chnf- and said:
“Where Is my business at?
The road Is full of horseless things.
And bikes and such as that.”
The smith was deeply In the dumps;
Ah! that Is plain to see.
His wink-eye winked a knowing wink
Up at the ohestnat tree;
And then he said: “These horseless things
Have put a horse on me."
And through his crisp and curly hair
His sinewy hand he ran.
Says he: "I’ll get some different tools,
As well as any man.
I'll mend a punctured rubber tire—
I'll oharge whate'er I can."
Week In, week out, from morn till night.
His bellows blows no fires—
Instead It feeds a rubber tube
That blows up rubber tires.
He has a tank of gasoline,
And cement, pipes and wires.
And children coming home from school
Rubber in the open door,
They rubber at the rubber tube
A-rubberlng 'round the floor.
They rubber at the rubbersmlth
Who rubbers tires that tore,
He can’t go, Sunday, to the church,
For that's his busy day.
Some city oliauffeur's In the lurch.
And here Is work—and puy.
The chauffeur buys some gasoline
And ohuf-chuf on his way.
But never mind, his daughter's there.
Up In the oholr stand;
And as she holds tho hymn book high
Shows diamonds on each hand;
For daughter's buying jewelry
And dad Is buying land.
Reparlng and pumping and mending.
Onward through life he goes,
Each morning sees some tire break.
Each evening sees It close.
Something mended; something done.
Puts money In his clothes.
Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend.
On the lesson I'll meditate.
All must at times get different tools.
This world will never watt;
If we would live the strenous life
We must keep up to date.
—J. N. H., In New York Sun.
Cheap Rates to Cleveland, Ohio.
For the 35th Annaul Encampment
G. A. R., F. E. & M, V. Ry. Fare tor
round trip from O’Neil], Neb. 125.75.
Dates of sale, Sept 7 to 10. Return
limit, leaving Cleveland Sept. 15, but
by deposit of ticket with joint agent at
Cleveland and a payment of 50 cents
ticket may be extended to Oct. & No
stop overs. E. R. Adams, Agent.
GROWTH OF AMERICAN CITIES.
Thirty-Eight With Population of
100,000 or More.
The census bureau has Issued a bul
letin, prepared under direction of Wil
liam C. Hunt, which gives the popula
tion of the Incorporated cities, towns
villages and boroughs separate from
the population of the townships, pre
cincts, districts, etc., of which they
form a part. This bulletin places the
total number of Incorporated places in
the United States in 1900 at 10,602, as
against 7,578 in 1890. Speaking of the
growth of the large cities the bulletin
hays: If cities with a population of
100.000 or more are taken to represent
the large cities of the country there
are 38 such cities in 1900, as compared
with 28 in 1890. Of the 38 large cities
in 1900 three contain upward of a mil
lion inhabitants, the same as in 1890,
while for cities having between 500,
000 and 1,000,000 inhabitants those la
1900 number three, as against one only
in 1890. There are no cities in 1900
containing between 400,000 and 500,000
inhabitants, but at the census of 1890
there were three cities of this class.
On the other band, there are live cities
in 1900 with a population of between
300.000 and 400,000, but In 1890 there
were no cities coming between these
limits of population. The cities hav
ing between 200,000 and 300,000 inhab
itants numbered eight in 1900, as
against nine in 1890, while for cities
of from 100,000 to 200,000 inhabitants
there were 19 in 1900, as compared
with 12 in 1890. Pittsburg is in the
class with a population of 300,000 and
under 400,000, and is outranked in this
class by Cleveland, Buffalo, San Fran
cisco and Cincinnati.
Height of Cloud*.
The observatory of Toronto has
made an extended series of observa
tions on the height of clouds, which
has just been published. Two observ
ers were placed at stations about a
mile apart and could communicate by
telephone and they simultaneously
measured the altitude of the samo
point of the clouds under observation.
The highest cirrus cloud was at an
altitude of 11,000 metres (36,000 feet)
*< r d moved with a velocity of 240 kllo
t. jrs (149 miles) per hour; the lowest
■u „ . 8,100 metres (26,500 feet) high and
moved 88 kilometers (55 miles) per
hour. The mean height of cumulus
clouds was 1,697 metres in summer,
1,326 metres in winter, and the velocity
was only 16 kilometres (about 10
miles) per hour.
Bright, honest and reliable young
men wanted to act in the secret ser
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