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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1923)
VOLUME XLII. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1923. NO. 43.
Cash Paid For Eggs
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. P.
E. Johnson, of Stuart, on March 7th.
Stuart Advocate: Born, to Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Fuelberth, Tuesday,
March 6, 1923, a baby boy.
Clint Fry, postmaster of Winside,
spent Sunday with his daughter, Mrs.
J. A. Hutchins and family.
Chauncey Porter and family exSpect
to move to the Kauffman residence
just west of the E. F. Porter residence,
in the east part of town.
Orchard News: Mrs. Jones, who
was here the past two months with
her daughter, Mrs. Walmer, left Wed
nesday for her home at O’Neill.
Mrs. Tom Mathews, living north
west cf the city, wa» taken to Nor
folk, Tuesday morning. She could not
receive the desired assistance and was
taken to Omaha.
John Gilligan came up from Omaha
last Saturday, where he is attending
the University of Nebraska Medical
college, and will spend the Easter va
cation with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Young and family
left Monday for their home in Hornell,
New York. They were called here last
weeH by the death of Mrs. A. L. Rouse,
mother of Mrs. Young.
Miss Mabel Morton has accepted a
position as clerk in the dry goods de
partment of the P. J. McManus store,
Miss Morton takes the place of Miss
Mary Markey who has resigned.
Stuart Advocate: Clarence Coy, the
young man who was so unfortunate as
to have his left arm shattered by the
accidental discharge of a shot gun up
west last fall, necessitating the ampu
tation of the arm at that time, had the
arm re-amputated at the Wilson
hospital, Monday. This was made
necessary by an infected condition of
the bone, dating from the time of the
The residence of Mrs. M. F. Rob
erts, of Stuart, was badly damaged by
fire during the blizzard about two
weeks ago. The fire is supposed to
have originated from a» defective
A daughter was born to Professor
and Mrs. E. H. Suhr Monday morning.
The child lived only a few hours and
passed away Monday evening. The
remains of the little one were sent to
Hastings, Nebraska, for burial.
Orchard News: Last week J. M.
McNabb, of Page, purchased the Tur
ner and Retke barbershop. He took
possession the first of the week. Mr.
Turner will assist in the shop for a
time and Mr. Retka is undecided as to
what he will do.
Mike Ford, chauffeur on the passen
ger train between O’Neill and Sioux
City, sustained a sprained ankle at
Royal one day last week. Mike took a
few days lay-off and enjoyed a visit
with his family at Sioux City. Carl
Holt, of Sioux City, drove during
Sunday, March 25th, was the second
birthday anniversary of Miss Rose
Mary and Miss Ruth Ann, the twin
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Big
lin. A special dinner was prepared
for the occasion and each young lady
was presented with a dainty cake upon
which were two candles.
Mike Higgins returned Tuesday
afternoon from St. Paul, Minnesota,
with a shipment of three cars of
cows which he is taking to his large
ranch in the southwest part of the
county. His brother Leo, of Schuyler,
accompanied him on the trip and will
visit here for a short time.
Mrs. Nellie Adamson, wife of
Charlie Adamson, who now resides
near Ainsworth, but was formerly a
resident of Stuart, was found dead in
front of her kitchen stove on Thurs
day cf last week. Death is supposed
to have come to her while she was
To The Depositor
NATIONAL BANKS FAIL. When
they do depositors lose heavily. Why?
Because deposits in National Banks
are not guaranteed.
STATE BANKS FAIL. When they
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
oi O’Neill, Nebraska
preparing the nooh-day meal.
Peter Milikin, of Tilden, was in
A daughter was born last Saturday
to Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Wilkinson.
Dan McCarthy shipped a car of
extra tine cattle to the Omaha markets
Inman Leader: Clarence Man
chester left Thursday morning for
Charter Oak, Iowa, by auto, called
there by telegram on account of the
death of his grandmother, Mrs. Bal
latine, who passed away at the family
home there Wednesday evening. The
funeral will be held at the Charter
Oak Saturday forenoon.
George Davies and Jay Butler, of
Inman, were before the county board
last Tuesday asking that the board
designate a certain road which runs
along the railroad track from Inman
to Stafford, as a county highway. The
county board con’plied with their re
quest. This road is on the line of the
Blue Pole Highway across the state
and will bring many tourists through
Inman Leader: Word has been re
ceived by relatives in Inman announc
ing the marriage of Miss Vernie
Green, of Wakefield, Nebraska, to Mr.
Lloyd Conger, of Ticonic, Iowa, which
occurred at the home of the bride’s
parents at Wakefield Wednesday at
high noon. The bride is a school
teacher in the Wakefield schools The
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
P. Conger, of Inman, and for past
number of years has been in the em
ployment or Bauer-Henry Lumber Co.,
and at the present time is manager of
the company’s interests at Ticonic.
The bride visited in Inman last sum
mer and will be remembered by quite
a number. Their many friends in this
locality extend congratulations.
ANDY SCHMADER GETS HIS
IN THE FIRST ROUND
The O’Neill boxing fans will be in
terested to know that Andy Schmader,
of Omaha, who, boxed here last sum
mer with Jerry Vokac, of Verdigre,
took the count in the first round of his
bout with Gibbons at Peoria, Illinois,
Monday evening. Following is the
report from the ringside:
“Peoria, 111., March 26.—Tommy
Gibbons, St. Paul heavyweight, knock
ed out Andy Schmader, of Omaha, in
the first round of their scheduled ten
round bout at the Sportsmen's club
before 3,000 persons. A thousand
others were turned away.
“A lightning 'eft to Schmader’s solar
plexus that came like a bolt of light
ning, and carried the force of several
combined pile drivers, sent the Ne
braskan to the canvas for the count of
ten. Gibbons helped carry him to his
corner, and it was several minutes be
fore he was revived. Schmader went
down on one knee for a three count
thirty seconds after the bout started,
after taking several stinging rights in
the face. Hardly had he regained his
feet when Gibbons unleashed his fu
rious left. It took Schmader in the
center of the body. His eyes closed
and he sank to the floor with an an
guished look frozen on his face.
Referee Jones, former manager of
Jess Willard, counted him out.
TAX PAYER SAYS CLOVER
WILL CURE THE FLU
The desire to pay the county what
is justly owing for delinquent taxes
has caused one taxpayer to write the
county* board of supervisors asking
that they assist in selling the crop of
hay that the said taxpayer might pay
Supervisor L. E. Skidmore, senator
from the blue grass and clover dis
trict in the southeast portion of the
county of which Ewing is the capital,
has taken a gret interest in the letter
and is considering the purchase of the
hay for the relief of the taxpayer and
incidentally may decide to extract the
juice from the clover for medical pur
poses and become a benefactor.
Perry L. Long, of Orchard, and Miss
Eva R. Parks, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. 0. Parks, of near Page, were
married by County Judge C. J. Malone
at his office in the court house last
Saturday, March 24th.
THE WOMAN’S CLUB WILL
HOLD IMPORTANT MEETING
The general meeting of the Wo
man’s Club will be held at their
club rooms in the library building,
next Wednesday afternoon, April 4th,
at 3:30 o’clock. This is one of the
most important meetings of the year
and every member should be present.
WRITES FROM OSMOND.
As I just finished reading your last
issue of The Frontier it has been like
a letter from home to me every since
moving in to this strange land among
strange people, who, I must say right
here, are a very kind and friendly
people. They’ve been extremely kind
during my illness and our hard luck
in general. We’ve all had the flu this
winter and then all got the mumps,
two at a time. I was recxmming nice
ly, however, when I got a back set and
am, still in bed. My daughter, Mrs.
Ffpnenbaugh is in the other room in
bed with ah attack of appendicitis.
Mr. Hendrick came home from Water
burry Wednesday night to help Arthur
care for us and Friday morning was
helping fix the basement when a large
slab of cement, that they were pulling
out of the entrance with a team,
swung around in such a way as to
catch his hand and completely severed
the little finger and badly bruised the
two fingers next to it. He was taken
at once in a car to Orchard where his
hand was dressed
MRS. N. S. HENDRICKS.
FORMER O'NEILL WOMAN
CUTS HUSBAND’S THROAT
The daily papers Tuesday contained
the following account of the attempt
of Mrs. Jonas C. Oswald, of Shickley,
Nebraska, to cut her husband’s throat
with a razor, having become insane
following an attack of typhoid fever.
The family were residents of this com
munity until two or three years ago
and resided on the Joyce farm north
west of O’Neill:
Shickley, Neb., March 20: Mrs. Jo
nas C. Oswald attempted to kill her
husband, after calling him from the
dinner which he had just prepared on
account of her illness. She pulled a
a razor from beneath the pillow and
slashed his throat before he realized
what was happening.
Mrs. Oswald then took iodine, but
without serious results.
The woman was taken before the
insanity commission and declared in
sane. She suffered an attack of ty
phoid after the birth of her third
child and had been in poor health
since. There had been no trouble in
the Oswald family. She explained her
deed by saying she intended to kill
herself and loved her husband so much
she wanted him to go along too.
THE PAT WELSH FARM
HOUSE BURNED TUESDAY
The residence on the Pat Welsh
farm northwest of O'Neill was totally
destroyed by fire about four o’clock
last Tuesday morning. The cause of
the fire is unknown. Floyd Ritts has
the place rented and had begun to
move his household goods thereto the
night, before and had placed a cup
board and a few things in the kitchen
which were an entire loss to him. The
residence contained eight rooms. We
understand there was some insurance
on the building.
Mr. Ballagh carries his years well
and looks like a much younger man.
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Greenstreet is on the sick
Gene, little daughter of E. P. Grubb,
living northeast of Chambers, who has
been quite sick, is improving.
Miss Jennie Adams has been visit
ing in Norfolk with Miss Glennie
Cooper. Miss Cooper is teaching in
the Norfolk public schools. .
The alert gardner who “always
plants his early potatoes on Good
Friday" postponed the job this year
for a good and sufficient reason.
Mareta Isaacson, teacher in the
Chambers school, is back in the school
room again after an absehce of
s-M^fal days on account of sickness.
The roads were so heavy last Sat
urday that few autos from the
country were on the streets, farmers
going back to horse drawn vehicles.
Miss Martha Hunt living south-east
of Chambers sustained a broken wrist
Thursday, when she fell from a lad
der leading down from the hay mow.
Ellen, the eleven year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith, living
southwest of Amelia, who is seriously
ill at her home, shows a little im
Dick McElvain, who had been en
joying a well earned vacation, spent
his time visiting in different parts of
the state. He returned to Chambers
A township election was held in
Chambers Tuesday, March 20. It
was decided by vote of 114 for and 50
against to levy a two mill tax to pur
chase the band hall from the band
A meeting in the interest of Farm
Bureau organization was held at the
Chambers band hall Monday night.
Mr. Sandquist, of Walthill, Nebraska,
and Mr. Sullivan, of Iowa, were the
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lee returned
Wednesday, from Burch or!, where
they have been visiting Mrs. Lees
sister, Mrs. J. F. Fox. They stopped
enroute at O’Neill for a visit with
Mrs. Lee’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Newhouse Bros, have installed a
radio receiving set in the home of Dr.
and Mrs. Gill. They have received
concerts from Minneapolis, Fort
Worth, Texas, Kansas City, Daven
port, Atlanta, Georgia, and market
reports from Omaha.
R. A. Ballagh Sr., and son R. A.
Ballagh Jr., of Ballagh, were in
Chambers Friday. Mr. Ballagh, who
is seventy-five years old, but recently
returned from Lincoln, where he was
successfully-operated on, at the Lin
coln hospital, for gall stones.
A fire partially destroyed the resi
dence of Geo. Thompson last Sunday
at about 5:30 p. m. The fire started
from an overheated stove pipe passing
through the floor of the second story.
The roof and second story was badly
damaged. Quick work by a large
corps of volunteered fire fighters ex
tinguished the blaze with hand fire
extinguishers and a bucket brigade.
The loss was partially covered by in
An interesting program will be pre
sented Friday night in the band hall
by the high school. The receipts will
be used to help defray the expenses of
the girls’ basket ball team who are to
make the trip to the girls’ tournament
at Wayne. The program will be
opened with a basket ball game be
tween the Alumni team and tl?e High
School team. After the game the
high school orchestra will play and
the following program will be given:
Instrumental Duet—Prof. Richardson
and Stanley Posvar.
Reading—Miss Bessie Porter.
Piano Solo—W. R. French.
Vocal Solo—Rev. Carlyon. •
Violin Solo—Rev. Hamlyn.
Flour, Fancy Patent.$1.60
Tea, per package.35c
Peanut Butter, per lb..25c
Tomatoes, per can.15c
Jello, 2 packages.25c
Cocoa, per po >nd.12y2c
Cooked Macaroni, can.25c
Maple Sugar, per lb..35c
J. C. Horiskey
Warren Hall gave a five minute
talk Wednesday on the findings in
King Tutakamen’s tomb. He illus
trated his talk with pictures from the
The first publication of the fresh
man paper “The Chatterbox” and
“Shamrock” came out last Friday. The
type writer was blamed for all the
errors both gramatical and spelling.
Thursday and Friday of this week
will be devoted to contests covering
Book III in Plain Geometry. Elsie
Longstaff and Velda Oberlie are cap
tains on the first division, while Mau
rice Downey and Merle Hunt lead the
contending forces in the second di
vision. They promise to be hot con
Eighth Grade—The eighth grade de
voted their opening period Wednes
day to the life of Mme. Sarah Bern
In a written test on a state list in
arithmetic Sidney Bush, Albert Ross,
Florence Clevish and Mildred Tom
linson each received 100 per cent.
In a mental test Tuesday Sidney
Bush, Charlie Beilin, Marguerite
Houg, Bernard Quinn and Dale Bress
ler each received 100 per cent.
The class devoted part of their
history period Friday to a talk on
Seventh Grade—The Seventh grade
read the story of Roosevelt’s African
trip, and a recent magazine article by
E. M. Newpian or Extraordinary Ex
periences of’a World Traveler, in con
nection with this week’s geography
lessons, on Africa.
Sixth Grade—Florence Rossler was
absent Tuesday on account of illness.
The sixth grade girls of the sewing
club judged their second and third
problems Monday. For the second
problem, a clothes pin bag, Gladys
Williams work was judged as being
the best and Lona Cromwell’s as sec
For the third problem, a princess
slip, Vivian Eidenmiller’s work was
chosen as the best and Gladys Wil
liam’s as second best.
Fifth Grade—Verean Clyde, Blanche
Mohr, and Irene Brown are new
pupils that have entered the fifth
The following received 100 per cent
in a written test on quotations: Pearl
Clevish, Anita Liddy, Goodsell Hutch
ins and Lloyd Davidson.
In judging the sewing in “The Busy
Bee Sewing Club,” Anita Liddy-re
ceived first on the clothes pin bag, and
Irene Brown and Pearl Clevish tied
on the sewing bag.
Fourth Grade—The fourth grade
pupils are making Easter iposters this
The fourth grade girls judged their
princess slips and kitchen aprons this
week and decided that Helen Roseler’s
princess slip was the best. Stella Van
Every’s kitchen apron won first in this
Nellie Toy, Stella Van Every and
Lola Smith have finished all their
problems in sewing. Monday at their
meeting these girls will demonstrate
to the class how they made each
article. Eleanor Sullivan is teaching
geography, hygiene, and history in the
departmental grades this week.
Alden Breiner is absent this week
on account of illness.
The penmanship 'class is working
hard on this subject for exhibit work.
The nine year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Leon Sargent suffered a badly
lascerated knee last Sunday when a
horse he was riding ran away with
him; the knee came in contact with
the mail box which caused the injury.
What We Want
Our ambition and policy is
to conduct the banking business
in a way that will assist our
customers making their busi
ness a success.
The value of our service can
not be counted in dollars only.
O’Neill Natiorval Bank
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
This bank carries no indebted
ness of officers or stock holders.
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