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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1923)
“Home of Good Pictures”
THOMAS MEIGHEN in
“THE CITY OF SILENT MEN”
- SATURDAY -
WHEELER OAKMAN in
“THE HALF BREED”
EIGHTH CHAPTER OF
-SUNDAY & MONDAY
RICHARD BARTHELMESS in
% - TUESDAY -
KATHERINE MaDONALD in
“STRANGER THAN FICTION” ’
JEWEL CARMEN in
- THURSDAY & FRIDAY
MARIAM COOPER in
JACKIE COOGAN in
FEB. 12 & 13.
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The High School Seniors will stage
the comedy “Am I Intruding?” Feb
ruary 7th. Everybody come. Admis
sion will be 50c and 25c. Remember
this date at the K. C. hall, Feb. 7.
Miss Alice Trihy, of Gretna, is the
new seventh grade teacher. Miss
Fitzsimmons having resigned to at
tend Wayne normal.
Mr. Edward Schmitt, of the High
School faculty, resigned to accept a
position in the Creighton Academy.
Several applicants are being consider
ed for the position.
Francis Davidson enrolled in the
eighth grade Wednesday morning.
The eighth gradi devoted their open
ing period Tuesday morning to the
life and writings of Victor Hugo. .
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our many friends
who assisted at the time of the death
of our beloved husband, son and
brother, also for the beautiful floral
Mrs. Martin Langan, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Langan
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I have been appointed by the County
Sheriff as Special Deputy to enforce
the Automobile License Law.
You are hereby notified that you
must procure you license before Feb
ruary 15th, as the state department
has issued an order that after that
date no notice will be given and1 the
law must be enforced to the letter.
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When the Almighty got ready to
build the universe, He used the best
materials in making Nebraska, and
then used the left-over stuff for the
rest of the world. That’s why Ne
braska has the richest soil, the finest
climate and the best water. While the
people.ofotlier states are compelled to
delve in the bowels of the earth to
make a bare living, Nebraskans work
in the sunshine and extract more
wealth from the fertile soil than is dug
up from beneath in other common
wealths. Nebraska’s golden butter
crop exceeds in value the total gold
output of the republic, including Alas
ka, and her hens produce every year
eggs worth more than the total out
put of Pennsylvania’s steel rail mills.
The milk extracted from Nebraska’s
dairy cows in a single year would be
sufficient to float the navies of the
world, and a hen as big as all Nebras
ka hens combined could, with one
sweep of her right foot lift Topeka,
Kansas, off the map and scatter it
thinly over St. Joseph, Mo. Nebraska
is just big enough to suit her folks,
but not bigheaded enough to claim
more than she can substantiate. That
is why Nebraska is always doing,
while othea states are always talking
about what they are going to do. Be
cause they are Nebraskans, the good
people of this state produce more
wheat and corn and alfalfa per acre
and per capita than any other state,
and incidentally (produce more suerar
than is consumed by the state fortu
nate enough to touch Nebraska’s bor
ders. Nebraska is the pivotal state—
right in the center of this glorious re
public and all' the other states revolve
around her and shine in her reflected
glory. Without her excess products
one-half the people of the republic
would starve and a majority or the
others would go to bed hungry. In
her packing bouse is packed more
beef, pork and mutton than is packed
in’forty-four states combined, and
more than half of'it is produced on
her own fertile soil. Her annual out
put of alfalfa, if baled would make the
piers for a bridge across the Atlantic
ocean, and all her products of a single
year would fill enough freight cars to
make a freight train more than 11,000
miles long. Hogs? She has only'the
four-footed kind, and were their sep
arate grunts combined into one big
grunt, the mountains would be leveled
in dust and every window glass in
the world shattered into atoms. Their
sides of bacon would build a rampart
behind which the armies of the world
could fight and withstand any assault,
and their hams make a fit complement
for Nebraska eggs to furnish a daily
breakfast for all the world throughout
all the year. A combination of all Ne
braska steers would mean an animal
whose tail would banish mosquitos
from Alaska and Whose stomach would
demaijcb all the verdure of the equa
torial region, while fertilization would
be provided for all the waste places in
bordering states. Nebraska is plenty
big. Nebraska folks who live in the
extreme southeast corner of the state
are 300 miles nearer Chicago than
they are to their fellow Nebraskans
who live in Sioux county in the ex
treme northwest corner. Nebraskans
have much to boast about, but
they are tpo busy to indulge in boast
ing. Nor would they if time permitted
for if they told half the truth about
their state they would be classed
along with Ananias and Saphira. Now
and then they pause to catch breath,
and seize the opportunity to modestly
remark that Nebraska has the largest
creamery in the world, the largest but
ter market in the world, the largest
primary cattle and sheep market in
the world, and the prettiest women
bom since Adam’s rib contributed to
the possible population of the globe.
Some of these days it may be possible
for some Nebraskan to take a day off
and tell about Nebraska’s real glories,
but right now just a few ordinary
things will have to suffice.
The Youngest Soldier Killed.
Representative Isaac Siegal, of New
York, recently made claim In the house
of representatives that Albert Cohen,
whose parents now live-in Memphis,
Tenn., was the youngest soldier to be
killed in action in France. He was
killed in action on October 5, 1918,
while serving with the 26th infantry.
At the t ine of Ids enlistment he was
thirteen .ears and six months old
It Caiit Leak
Because it's Made
in One Piece
Your money buc\ if it leaks-a guarantee good
at any Rexall Store. America’s best known Hot'
Water Bag-the safest and most economical to buy.
Your home needs one.
C. E. stout, “The Rexall Store”
NEW DANCE HAS MADE HIT
Gothamite* Take to Importation From
London, Though It Seems Rather
a Childish Pasiime.
There's a new dance stunt in town.
It’s the balloon dance and H's from
dear old London, don’t you know. It's
s bit of all right, too.
A tew nights ago it was Introduced
at the Rendezvous—one of Broad
way’s most exclusive supper clubs.
And it made a tremendous hit, says
the New York World.
A toy balloon is tied to the ankle of
each dancer of the fair sex and the
idea is to get through a close-fitting
foxtrot or h toddle with the balloon
still Intact. That is the girl’s Idea.
Tlie*Ulea of the men dancers Is to
nreutt us many balloons as possible
without stepping out of ihe dance. On
u crowded floor the balloons have
about ns much chance as a snowball
in—well, a warmer place than New
York. However, a prize is offered to
i he woman who can emerge from the
maze of the dunce with her balloon
One young lady at the Rendezvous
actually won the prize. But the pop
ping of the colored spheres reminded
one of the popping of champagne
Anyway, it’s a great boon for the
balloon manufacturers. For the dance
floors of the average totfdle sanctuary
are so small that the only way to keep
ofT one’s partner’s balloon Is to step
on her feet—and that Is not very pop
ular with the fair sex.
RETURNING TO SWORD PLAY
New York Children in Their Garnet,
Seem to Have Abandoned “Mod
Playwrights and theatrical producers
predict tfie return of the costume play
and the swashbucklin’ melodrama. But
the youngsters of New York seem to
have realized this prophecy in their
Wooden swords, umbrella rib (lug
gers aiSd crossbows have supplanted
dummy rifles and barrel stave artil
lery pieces that were popularized by
the World war.
Sword play, with hickory rapiers and
fragile crate-cover cutlasses seem to
have asserted a romantic appeal over
infantry charges and vocal “bing!
bangs!” The vacant lot is no longer
no man’s land, but a rock-strewn heath
or a tin can infested moor, where
Frankie and Johnny would ‘‘do each
other In mortal combat, as Spaniard
and Dutchman in the lowlands.”
There is more realism in the sword
than in the pistol, with which one
must say “Bing!” Bang!” Rock piles
have become castles after the fashion
of the Arthurian legends und lance
armed knights guard drawbridges of
planks or old doors over Imitation
One of Great City’s Tragedies.
An old-time tragedy of the Central
Markets, Paris, has been reculled by
the death at an advanced j\ge of a
once rich woman, who for many years
made a poor living (here overturning
garbage cans and selling anything of
value she might be able to find there
in. Her name was unknown, and for
nearly half a century she was merely
ended “princess.” Fifty years ago it
was fashionable for persons of h'gh
society in Paris to pass a riotous night
in the cafes and stalls of the market.
On one occasion a fashionable woman
one of a gay party, was robbed of
money and Jewels, persumobly by hei
escort. Left penniless, she refused,
for reasons easilv surmisable, to com
municate with nor husband or her
family in central France. Instead she
soiifiht employment and gradually fel’
Into extreme poverty. She got her nick
name owing to her invariable habit,
when asked about her former life, of
replying: “Ask no questions; I nm a
princess from a far country.”
More .houses are being built with
Inclosed porches than ever before;
you may walk down long streets of
dear little homes whose porches smile
at you through tiny pnnes of glass.
You pass medium-sized places with
grounds, comfortable houses set back
from the road, and large mansions—
in every one somewhere you catch the
glimpse of an enclosed porch-room
Old-fashioned houses follow suit, und
hack of the rounded Coloninl pillars
are fitted smaJl-paned glass partitions
that Inclose the porch as efficaciously
as though it had been built that way
In the beginning. In the summer these
are lifted out, leaving the porch ns
Canada Pushing Honey Industry.
It is expected that Ontario’s honey
crop next season will be marketed
largely on the co-operative system
as a result of the activities of the
committee appointed recently by the
Ontario Bee Keepers’ association, and
with the assistance of the Ontario
government. The honey will be graded
and have a registered brand for the
protection of consumers. Each pack
age will have a distinguishing number,
by which It can be traced back to the
Snails in London Restaurants.
English officers who served In
France during the war acquired in
-many cases a taste for frogs’ legs and
snails, -hitherto unknown to London
menus. When they returned home
they demanded the same tidbits in
London and now bath frogs’ legs ami
snails are conveyed daily front France
to London by airplane. Some of the
London restaurants are doing an enor
mous business in serving these two:
articles of food.
Only Fat Qlrla in Hia Office.
“I have found one employer whose
‘bug’ In hiring folks for his office Is
worse than the idea against bobbed
heads and short skirts," lamented a
young woman who was weary with
"And what’s that?"
"He won’t hire any one—male or fe
male—unless he has a fht, healthy,
well-fed, weil-cnred-for look. I was
talking to the girl who lets applicants
In to see the boss. She was real sweet
and kind and she told me 1 might ns
well not go in. I asked her why, and
she confided to me that 1 was too
pale, too delicate looking. This girl
thinks it is Just because he Is known
as an old tightwad and is selfish, and.
he doesn’t want It said of him that
even his office people look pinched and
pale and lll-tw®ted.”—New York Sun.
A Day Dream.
“That was a smooth stock salesman
In here just now."
) "lie was, Indeed," said Mr. Dub
walte. “He hadn't been talking five
minutes before I saw myself stepping
briskly into a bank to deposit a few
hundred thousand dollars, then stroll
ing around to my tailor to order a win
ter outfit of a dozen suits and mak
ing an engagement with n friend of
mine In the motor business to look at
the fall styles In limousines.”
“What happened-next ?”
“Oh, I woke up, glancing hastily
about to see if I was still sitting in
the little old office and wished him
•good morning.’ "—Birmingham Age
SHIPS THAT FATTEN SAILORS
Modern “Tankers" Are Now Blamed
fof Added Weight Taken On
by the Seamen.
Shipping experts continue to urgue
regarding the advantages of oil fuel
over coal. At present the question
is occupying the attention of medical
The adverse effect of oil fuel upon
sugh surfaces as steel, canvas, rope
and other shipping accessories are
widely known; ships’ doctors are now
divided on the question as to whether
it is harmful or beneficial in Its effect
upon sailors, a writer in London Tlt
Sailors on oil-fed vessels are fatter
and plumper than those who work on
coal-fed ships. Some naval surgeons
(declare that the-fattenlng effect is pro
duced by the slight fumes exuded by
the dormant oil fuel; others ridicule
the suggestion, and maintain that the
former are fat simply because they
have less work to do.
“Coaling ship” Is one of the finest
exercises in the world for reducing
superfluous flesh. It Is hard work that
has to 4e maintained at high speed all
day. Ships vie with each other in get
ting their coal aboard In record time.
end even after the operation is ontsneo
the sailors still have a few more
ounces of avoirdupois to work off In
cleaning up the mess below decks.
Usually three days are occupied In
cleaning a vessel after a bout of ‘‘con!
ship.” On the other hand, oil-fuel
ships perform the task In about three
Doctors are asking themselves: “Is
the fat a healthy fat, or an Injurious
parasitic growth?" If a hammock Is
splashed with oil fuel, all the scrub
bing and boiling in the world will not
prevent a hole from appearing in It;
and If It eats through double-ply cnn
vas, what will oil fuel accomplish In
the case of human beings?
“Tanker” hands are noticing that
after two or three voyages they begin
to put on flesh.
FAMED FOR ITS MARASCHINO
Dalmatian Town of Sebenlco Really
Has Little Right to Other
Claims to Honors.
Sebenico vainly boasts of being the
Roman colony Slcum, where Cladlut
quartered his veterans, nnd ao styles
Itself in public inscriptions nnd Latin
documents. But Slcum stood farther
south, near Saloua, nt a spot still
marked by Roman remains.
It is to be feared that Sebenico
had a sadly Ignoble origin, says the
Manchester Gunrdlan. The name is
said to be derived from a word that
means the fort from whence bandits
watched the sea for ships which they
attacked and plundered., The little
Dalmatian pirates’ lair remained quite
unknown until selected In the early
Middle ages by Croatian kings for their
favorite residence. Apart from pos
session of a picturesque land-locked
harbor, the only cathedral in the world
built entirely of stone and metal, and
the ancestral house of the Orslnl, Se
benico has few clnlms to distinction.
However, by some people Sebenico
will always be held in high honor
for being the place where they make
maraschino, an insidious liquor dis
tilled from small black cherries.
The Wrong Saint.
Childhood's propensity for getting
names mixed was well illustrated a
Sunday morning or two ago when
little Richard, on the way to Sunday
school with his mother and Bister,
met another little boy afflicted with
St. Vitus’ dance.
Richard wbb deeply Impressed by
the incident and asked his mother
what was the matter with the little
‘.‘Poor child,’’ the sympathetic moth
er replied. “He has St. Vitus’s dance.”
Back at home, Richard rushed in to
tell his father of the Incidents of the
morning and closed with the re
“And—and—and we savj a poor lit
tle boy who Jerked all over. He had
the Rltcomb Riley.”_
—immmne-'l- MWn n n n iWNWWW■■' • WWW i* 1 *
“HELLO” BARRED IN ZOSTON
According to Superintendent of
8choole Burke the Word lo Both
Undignified and Slovenly.
Do not Bay “Hello” when you pick
up the telephone.
Avoid “Nope" and “Yep" In your
conversation when you mean “No” or
If Boston Is going to sustain Its rep
utation as the Athens of America, 1t
must quit the use of these barbarisms
according to Jeremiah E. Burke, new
superintendent of Boston schools.
It Is more In accordance with Bos
ton culture to say something like
“This is Mr. Smith talking; with whom
am I conversing?"
“There are many words," Superin
tendent Burke says, “which may be
used in place of that moth-eaten, un
dignified and impolite word ‘Hello.’
Its use is condemned In Boston
schools, particularly In classes In sales
manship where knowledge of dignified
and grammatical English is essential.
“There Is no excuse for the use of
‘Nope’ and ‘Yep’ in conversation. I
believe that if Boston school children
will check themselves in their use,
parents at home will gradually dis
pense with their use.
“My advice to the children in Bos
ton schools is:
“Don't be slovenly in the use of Eng- #
llsh. Slovenliness is the result of hab
it, and once tolerated, it is likely to
cling to all of us until mature life.”—
ETIQUETTE THAT SEEMS ODD
Table Manners at the Time of Chau
cer Were of a Decidedly Primi
Table manners at the time of Chau
cer were described in a lecture by
Kenneth Hare, author and poet, on “A
Holiday in London in the Days of
Chaucer.” Etiquette in those duys (the
latter hulf of the Fourteenth cen
tury) demanded that meat should be
held between two fingers and a thumb
of the left hand, and no "lore, if one
wus to be received in polite society.
After soup, pike roasted in claret and
flavored with strange and varied spices
was eaten. Then followed 'partridge
roasted with saffron, cloves and gin
ger, und Jam tarts and Jelly.
It wns the custom to change am
cloth with the courses, and one reud
of one feast in which each new doth
was scentgd with a perfume appropri
ate to the dish. In Chaucer’s day the
bath in construction was not unlike a
miniature pulpit, and a bouquet of
sweet scented herbs was hung over it
for the stream to draw out their re
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