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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 2, 1922)
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VOLUME XLII. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1922. NO. 22.
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Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Kubitschek last
Wm. Ccats, of Stuart, was an
O’Neill visitor Tuesday.
^ Irvin Sanders drove over from Agee
Saturday in his new Ford Roadster.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Bauer,
of Ewing, a baby, girl weight 8%
Mr. John Abbott and Miss Verva
Clevenger were married at Neligh last
Wednesday, Ottober 25th.
Marie and Francis Bazelman made
a trip to Norfolk Saturday morning,
returning Sunday night.
John Nolan returned Sunday from
a several weeks visit with Mr. and
* Mrs. Thomas Nolan at Bassett.
Mrs. P. D. Mullen returned to her
home in L ncoln Monday morning after
a short visit with O’Neill relatives.
Mrs. R. R. Dickson entertained at a
Hallowe'en party Tuesday evening for
Mis. W. T. Evans and Mrs. Ed Latta,
Chauncey Everhart and family, also
Mr. and Mrs. II. V. Meuret drove up
Sunday to spend the day with friends
Attorney Thomas Nolan, of Bas
sett, was an O’Neill visitor Sunday
while enroute to Norfolk on profes
Miss Dorothy Davidson returned
Saturday night after spending a week
with her brother, Clyde and fmily, in
South Sioux City.
Miss Grace Hammond was hostess
to the Martez club at the residence of
Mrs. Herbert Hammond Monday even
ing. High honors at auction were
won by Mrs. Charles F. McKenna and
the all-cut prize by Miss Bernadette
Miss Marie Bazelman went to Ew
ing- Saturday morning to spend the
week end with relatives near that
place, returning Sunday.
Grandma Marring came down from
Emmet Tuesday morning for a short
visit with her daughter and family,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Ashton.
Mrs. Sarah Jones, of Central City,
came up Friday night from Allen,
where she has been visiting the past
few days. . She expects to spend
several days with relatives and friends
in O’Neill and vicinity.
Miss Maude Bain left last Thursday
for a few days visit at Norfolk and
Omaha before she leaves for Okla
homa, where she has accepted a posi
tion as head nurse in a new hospital
which is opening at Watonga, Okla.
Owen Meer went to Valentine Sat
urday for a visit with his son, Dr.
.Matt Meer, and family. A new grand
daughter was the magnet that drew
him westward. Mr. Meer will inspect
the fishing around Valentine before re
turning to O’Neill.
The American Legion carnival at
the K. C. hall last year was pretty
good, but it cannot hold a candle to
the one the Legion is going to put on
at the same place Armistice Day this
year. Armistice Day is November 11,
or a week from Saturday. The Legion
has secured at great expense the flap
per ballet from the Orpheum circuit at
Omaha and the ladies will arrive in
the city several days before the show
for the purpose of getting acquainted.
Then there will be a number of other
attractions, very classy and full of
pep. The details of the program of
entertainment are being kelpt secret
and rehersals are being conducted in
strict privacy, with none but the par
ticipants being permitted to attend.
To The Depositors
NATIONAL BANKS FAIL. When
they do depositors lose heavily. Why?
Because deposits in National Banks
are not guaranteed.
STATE BANKS FAIL. When they
j do depositors are paid in full. Why?
Because deposits in State Banks are
protected by the Depositors Guarantee
Fund of the State of Nebraska.
THE NEBRASKA STATE BANK
OF O’NEILL is the only Bank in
O’Neill which offers you this pro
You will protect yourself and please
us by depositing your money with us.
5 per cent paid on time deposits.
Nebraska State Bank
f of O’Neill, Nebraska
Miss Mary Lois Hammond celebrat
ed her sixth birthday anniversary last
Saturday afternoon at the residence of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ham
mond, by inviting twenty of her little
friends to assist in the festivities.
Games and refreshments comprised
the program and everybody had a
The American Legion has secured
the services of the famous Marne or
chestra of twelve pieces for the dance
music at the Legion carnival at the K.
C. hall Armistice night. The six saxo
phones of this famous orchestra are
suitably reinforced with appropriate
aecompaniement,. When the members
are feeling good the orchestra can be
heard for miles. In fact the orchestra
is called the Marne because its music
sounds like that famous battle.
Old timers were startled from their
reveries and the younger generation
were amazed by a unique parade that
passed through the main business
streets of the city last Saturday just
before noon. The procession was of
five single driving buggies, brand new
and with shiney tops and glittering
wheels and bodies, drawn behind the
big Mayfield and Masters auto truck.
The buggies were on their way from
the Northwestern depot to the Rob
erts livery barn in the west end of
town. It is more than fifteen years
since such a consignment of buggies
have been shipped to O’Neill. The
buggies were for a stove concern now
lengaged in canvessing the county and
selling buggies as a side line. A four
horse team drawing a load of baled
hay encountered the procession of
buggies as it progressed up Fourth
street and the animals were so fright
ened at the strange contrivances that
KIDNAPPER AND VICTIM
CAUGHT AT BRISTOW
Melvin Backes, a mature man, is in
the county jail and little Pearl Crum,
thirteen years ol„ victim of his pas
sion, with whom he eloped from the
home of the gin’s mother, Mrs. Mary
Crum, of near Anncar. Wednesday
night, is in the custody of her rela
tives. after the capture of the couple
at Bristow this morning after they
had started out to face the world to
gether. Backes is charged with kid
napping and it is understood will
waive preliminary examination and
through himself upon the mercy of
District Judge Robert R. Dickson.
Backes, who is married to a sister
of his vistim, with his wife and two
children has been staying at the home
of his mother-in-law on the Fred Stor
johann place near Anncar since his
return recently from Colorado. Mrs.
Mary Crum, mother of Pearl, was de
serted by her husband several years
ago. An infatuation apparently
sprung u'p between the little girl and
her brother-in-law since the Backes
have been staying with the Crums.
Wednesday, Backes was driven by his
wife to Bristow where he said he in
tended to take the train to Norfolk to
seek work. He left a note for Pearl,
which is as follows:
When you read these few lines of
scratching I will, be spinning along on
the train but Dear remember there is
one in the world that loves you even
if I never do see you again, so be a
good girl and study hard so you can
get through school with a good edu
cation Well I will close Hoping you
good by Dear
The note may have been an agreed
signal from Backes to the girl to throw
the mother off the trail, for Wednes
day night Backes walked back to the
Crum home from Bristow, a distance
of ten miles, secured the girl without
arousing the others, and returned to
Bristow with her. The mother and
sister on arising early Thursday morn
ing found the note, with the following
inscription scrawled by'Pearl upon the
back of it:
Dear Mother and all
well I am going up to winner at a
sudden call. I am so nervous I can
hardly write I don’t know when I will
be back very soon I guess if nothing
happens I will write you
The distracted mother, scenting an
elopement, immediately notified a
neighbor, Frank Hood, who came to
O’Neill, arriving at 6 o’clock Thurs
day morning. A warrant at once was
issued and Sheriff Duffy notified au
thorities at surrounding towns, with
the result that Backes and the girl were
under arrest at Bristow before the ink
on the warrant was hardly dry. They
were found occupying the same room
at a hotel. The pair were brought to
O’Neill by Sheriff Duffy Thursday
morning reaching here about noon.
BIG DAY AT EMMET.
The Catholic Societies of Emmet
will give\a dance and supper on Wed
nesday evening, November 8, 1922.
The dance will be given in Emmet hall.
A five (piece orcliestra has been en
gaged and it will be the best music
ever heard in Emmet.
The Catholic Ladies will serve mid
night supper in Tom Strong’s store
Those who attended the big picnics
at Emmet in 1918 and 1919 will re
member the excellent meals served by
these ladies. The supper alone will be
worth the trip to Emmet. This will
be the largest social affair Emmet has
seen since the big church picnics. As
an immense crowd is expected the
committee has decided not to admit
any children under 15 years unless
they are accompanied by their parents.
Emmet is'preparing for the event of
the year. ***
FEDERAL road bridges
ARE PAID FOR
The bridges on the federal aid high
way running north from O’Neill, on
what is known as project 14A, State
Highway No. 49, have been paid for
by the state with state and federal
funds and not a cent for the con
struction of these bridges has come
from the county bridge fund of Holt
county. The warrant for the payment
of these bridge claims was received by
the county board and the county clerk
from the state several weeks ago.
Photographs of the state warrant and
the letter accampanying it were pub
lished last week in the newspapers or
the county. John A. Robertson, who
is seeking to be elected state senator
from this district, and his mouthpiece,
the Holt County Independent, imme
diately the warrant had been received,
proceeded to throw fits and to froth at
the mouth. Mr. Robertson in a hyster
ical voice cracked with emotion be
sought the county treasurer to get
hold of the warrant, declaring that its
receipt by the county made him out a
liar in his assertion through the Inde
pendent that the county was paying
for the bridges out of the county
bridge fund, that the bridges were
costing more than $50,000, or $10 for
each voter in the county, and that no
other hridges could be built, because
the couuiy had spent, all of its bridge
money for these bridges. Mr." Rob
ertson was right as to the position
thp recefpt of the warrant placed him
in before fair-minded people. It
really did convict him of fibbing, to use
a more polite word than did the Joy
statesman in branding himself. Final
disposition of the state warrant was
made by the county board in session at
O’Neill this week. The disposition of
the warrant no doubt will cause Mr.
Robertson to brand himself again, for
since its receipt Mr. Robertsin has
claimed tnrougn ms newspaper _ uua
it is intended for payment for bridges
on the Ewing road project.
The first st.e(p in the disposition of
the warrant as taken by the county
board this week was the unanimous
adoption Tuesday of the following
resolution introduced by Mr. John
Su.livan and seconded by Mr. H. U.
Mr. Chairman—In response to the
request of E. F. Porter, county clerk,
for instruction as to the disposition of
a certain State Warrant No. (J20872
dated October 2, 1922, in the sum of
$18,652.76, I move you that said county
clerk be instructed and he hereby is
instruct - d to deposit said warrant
with the county treasurer in a special
bridge fund to be known as “Special
Bridge Fund For Payment of Bridges
On Project No. 14A, Federal Aid High
way Ns. 49,” and that said funds be
held subject to the payment of war
rant./ of His board to be drawn for
r ,'d purpitS*”*
H. U. HUBBARD.
Following the adoption of this reso
lution on motion the claims of the
Western Bridge and Construction
company for all of the bridges on this
project and which totalled the amount
of the face of the state warrant, being
already on file, were allowed and the
county clerk instructed to issue a war
rant against this special fund for the
amount. So endeth the story in which
John A. Robertson convicted himself
of falsifying in an effort to hoodwink
the voters into supporting him.
WOMAN’S CLUB NOTES.
The Civic Department of the O’Neill
Woman’s Club met Wednesday after
noon at the auditorium of the Public
The president, Mrs. Jennie Scott,
presided at the business meeting.
The reports from the different de
partments were very encouraging.
Mrs. Anna Coyne, chairman of the
Department of Literature and Art, re
ported two meetings of that depart
ment showing a good attendance and
much preparation by those participat
ing. The program were both very
interesting. Next meeting November
Mrs. Marjorie Scott, chairman of
the Department of Music, reported one
meeting with a good attendance and a
well prepared program. The next
meeting will be November 24th.
Mrs. Lola Carter, chairman of the
Department of Home Economics, be
ing absent, Mrs. Clara Miles reported
on meeting of that department. There
was a large attendance and the meet
ing was very interesting and instruct
ive. Next meeting November 15th.
The Civic Department program with
Mrs. Martina Dishner as leader, was
Parlimentary Drill. Method of ob
taining the floor, motions: Mrs. Mar
Current Events: Mrs. Dora Berry
and Miss Anna O’Donnell.
The Story of the Flag, Mrs. Leone
Two Vocal Numbers—Mrs. Mabel
Next meeting December 6th.
All club members have the privi
lege of attending all meetings. Re
member the dates and come.
“This is Better Speech Week. What
will you do for it?”
“Show your patriotism by improv
ing your speech.”
“A Free Country, a Powerful Lan
“Good English is largely ft matter
of Habit. Get the Habit.”
“Do you wish to be successful in
Business? The Business World to
day demands good English.”
These and many others are the
slogans which decorate the boards in
celebi’ation of Better Speech Week.
The Ninth grade English class has
made some splendid posters which fire
on display. The best ones up to date
MwnoMc iitih mmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmm
1 lb. package pepper 35c
Dates per lb. 20c
Apple Butter per can 15c
Seal Brand Coffee, 40c lb.
Comb Honey, 25c per pound.
Dodge Car for sale, 1919 Model
were made by Russell Shoemaker,
Margaret Leach, Charles Downey,
Donald Alderson, Edith Sexsniith,
Ruby Knapp, Irrrla Faulhaber, Hazel
and Laura Strube, and Audrey Hunt.
Friday is Tag Day in Good English.
The Ninth English class will pin tags
cn all those whom they hear making
mistakes in English. This is a drive
which asks no money,, but urges you
to increase your own capital. How?
Improve your speech.
The Eleventh Algebra class is hav
ing a ten minute test each day this
week. Mildred Harding has had a
perfect paper every day.
The Third grade are sorry to lose
Jack Brenn, who has moved to Sioux
Beth Mayfield has been absent this
Opal Boyer was a visitor in the
Second grade Wednesday.
Miss Martin gave the first water
color lesson in the Fourth grade Fri
day. No child wasted his colors and
no child failed in this first lesson.
Sidney Wilwins of the Fifth grade,
who was out of school last week on
account of lilness, is back in school
The Language class is writing a
composition on “The Sentence
The Seventh grade have made a
comlplete study of Raphael’s “Cher
ubs.” This picture is the detail taken
from the “Sistine Madonna.” The life
of the artist has been studied in con
nection with the picture.
Elmer Brenn has moved to Sioux
City, Iowa, and will enroll in the
Sioux City schools.
The Eighth grade have dropped the
daily penmanship drills, temporarily,
and are taking drawing instead.
Bryant being the Eighth grade poet,
the class are devoting this week's
reading period to his life and writ
Tuesday being Hallowe’en, the
Eighth grade deviated from their daily
program in the afternoon and had
several contests, jokes, conundrums,
etc. Each (pupil brought a five cent
sack of candy which was given to the
The Eighth grade are having a drive
on spelling which will last until they
learn to spell. In the weekly spelling
match Mildred Tomlinson spelled down
the class; Laurence Nye going down
Elberta Van Every and 'Victor
AUers are new little pupils in the
The kindergarten now has an en
rollment of fifteen children.
The Taylor’s room entertained the
kindergarten and first grade at a Hal
lowe’en party Tuesday afternoon.
This week the kindergarten are tak
ing up free hand drawing and cutting.
A Hallowe’en party was given to
the high school Tuesday, October 31.
About 125 young people met at the
school building and were led to the
Golf Grounds where a large bon-fire
was soon kindled around which songs
were sung and stories were told.
Then followed a feed consisting of
weiners, buns, pickles, dough-nuts, ap
ples and coffee.
FILINGS IN DISTRICT COURT.
Oct. 11. Royal Mutual Insurance
Go. vs. Daniel G. Lynch. Mortgage
Oct. 13. T. L. Mathews, receiver
for Fidelity Trust Co. of Fremont, vs.
Merritt B. Hildreth, et al. Mortgage
Oct. 13. Frank H. Binder vs. Leo
Rose, et al. Mortgage foreclosure.
Oct. 16. Elkhom Life and Accident
Insurance Co., vs. John A. Harmon, et
al. Mortgage foreclosure.
Oct. 11. The Travelers Insurance
Co. vs. Charles M. Daly, et al. Mort
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