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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1923)
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VOLUME XLII. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1923. NO. 47.
Cash Paid For Eggs
Stuart Advocate: Born, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Slaymaker, April 19,
1923, a baby boy.
J. I). Cronin and Cecil Conklin re
turned Monday evening from a week
end visit with Norfolk friends.
Miss Helen Willcox returned Mon
day evening from a week end visit
with Omaha and Lincoln friends.
Atkinson Graphic: Eugene Hanks
had his right arm broken Wednesday
v. hile cranking his father’s Ford.
The ladies of the Episcopal church
will hold a Food Sale at Ben Grady’s
grocery; -Saturday afternoon, begin
ning at 1 o’clock.
Dr. L. A. Burgess and Dr. A. H.
Corbett attended the session of the
North Nebraska Dental Study club at
W. P. Curtis has accepted a position
as traveling salesman for the Hanford
Produce Comlpany and began work a
couple of weeks ago.
Stuart Advocate: D. A. Criss re
turned from Des Moines, Iowa, Mon
day, driving home a fine new Chandler
Six, “chummy sedan.”
A. G. Wyant has traded for the resi
dence property belonging to Mrs.
Dominick McDermott in the west part
of town where he will reside.
Ewing Advocate: J. L. Fisher re
ceived word Monday of the death of
his father, H. A. Fisher, of Wahoo,
who passed away Sunday evening at
an Omaha hospital.
J. F. O’Donnell and S. J. Weekes at
tended the meeting and banquet of the
bankers of Group Three at Norfolk
Monday. Hugh J. Boyle was one of
the principal speakers at the session,
his address being broadcasted from
the Norfolk News station. The ad
dress was listened to by O’Neill radio
Atkinson Gralphic: John Harley
was called to Clearwater by the death
of a sister, Mrs. Charles Siems, who
was burned to death at her farm home
near Ewing Wednesday. The funeral
is held at Clearwater toda^T”
Dame Rumor has it that one of
O’Neill’s rising young lawyers and
capitalists shortly will lead to the
altar the daughter of a prominent
member of this and several preceding
state administrations at Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell and J.
B. Mellor went to Omaha Wednesday
morning. They are expected to drive
home today with the hew Hudson
coach which has just been purchased
by Rev. M. F. Cassidy.
The Purcell Produce, company of
O'Neill, ordered a car for chickens
from the North Western last week and
a few days after the order the railroad
company set out the private chicken
car “Dublin” on the company’s house
Plain view News: Mrs. Henry Luck
man, of O’Neill, was here last week,
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
P. F. Boyens. Mrs. Luckman resided
in Plainview a number of years ago
and we are informed that she expects
to buy a home and make this city her
The course of the river has been
changed south of the old Hershiser
place one mile west of O’Neill. The
ditch has just recently been finished
and connected with the river at each
end. This will be a great help to the
bridges in that locality when the
spring rains begin.
A meeting of the stockholders of
the golf club was held at the court
house last Monday evening. Only a
very few of the stockholders were
present. A set of by-laWs were adopt
ed and the plans for the new club
house were freely discussed by those
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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 I
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’Naill which offers you this pro- |
You will protect yourself and please
us by depositing your money with us. y
5 per cent paid on time deposits.
Nebraska State Bank I
of O’Neill, Nebraska i
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Mrs. R. R. Dickson went to Omaha
the first of the week.
Observe Garden Week, May 8 to 15.
Plant flowers and keep out the weeds.
Mrs. J. B. Mellor will entertain the
teachers of the high school this even
ing at a six o’clock dinner followed by
cards at her home on west Douglas
Mrs. John Hubby fell and broke her
right collar bone Sunday afternoon,
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Otto Clevish, who resides in the south
east part of the city. She is in a
Mrs. J. G. Ackerman, of Ainsworth,
District President N. F. W. C. will
visit the O’Neill Woman’s Club on Sat
urday, May 5th. A special meeting of
the club will be held on that evening.
All members are requested to be
Rushville Standard: Mr. and Mrs.
B. S. Gillespie received word the fore
part of the week that their daughter,
Mrs. George Whitney, of Ainsworth,
who underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis and other complications, was
getting along fairly well and the con
ditions were favorale. The operation
was more serious than was expected
and for a time her recovery was
doubtful, bvt the danger period has
Ewing Advocate: Joe Mlnarik had
an accident last week with a rifle,
which may cause him to lose the sight
of one of his eyes. He was hurridly
putting a shell in the rifle, the shell
being about half way in the magazine,
when the shell exploded. The outer
skin covering the eye ball was injured
by the powder and pieces of shell, and
he was taken to Omaha as soon as
possible after the accident, with the
hope of saving his eye. Joe is a mem
ber of the Ewing band, and the boys
are all hoping that with the excellent
medical treatment he is able to secure
at Omaha that he will soon be home
safe and sound.
urcnara ixews: ruesaay morning
while preparing breakfast the hot
water tank in the Austin King home
exploded, tearing the steel range to
atoms, pieces of which penetrated
the ceiling and went in all directions.
Mr. and Mrs. King were in the room
at the time. Mr. King was not
touched at all but Mrs. King was hit
in the back with the teakettle, but
with not enough force to hurt much.
It was thought by Mr. King that the
cause of the explosion was due to
mineral matter in the water clogging
dp the pipes leading from the tank and
stopped the circulation of the water.
Rushville Standard: Postmaster
Dullaghan “checked” out Monday
evening and turned the office over to
Chas. Gammon and, his assistants. Mr.
Dullaghan has served the patrons of
the Rushville post office faithfully for
eight years. He has been accommo
dating and obliging and no kick has
been registered against him. John, his
wife, and son Jack, will soon leave for
Casper, Wyoming, where he has se
cured a position in one of the leading
banks of that city. Rushville loses a
good family by their departure and
we are all sorry that circumstances
make it necessary for their departure
from our little live burg. Mr. Dulla
ghan is a brother-in-law of L. G. Gill
espie of this city.
SELLS BUSINESS LOTS
FOR FILLING STATION
Emil Sniggs has disposed of 65 foot
frontage of his corner lots at Fifth
and Douglas streets to Francis R. Mul
holland. We understand that Mr. Mul
holland negotiated the purchase of the
lots for the Standard Oil Company
who will begin the erection of one of
the regulation size filling stations as
soon as they get possession of the
property which will be May 20th.
The marriage of Leslie Hough and
Miss Elsie Mary Grass of this city was
solemnized at St. Patrick’s church
Wednesday morning at six o’clock,
Rev. J. E. Duhamel performing the
Miss Alice Hamilton, niece of the
bride, was bride’s maid and Charles
Reka was best man.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
Lucy Grass of this city and a young
lady who enjoys a large circle of
friend. She has been employed in the
Stout drug store in O’Neill for some
time. The bridegroom is an ener
getic young man of excellent habits.
He is employed as a mechanic is the
Following a wedding breakfast at
the home of Mrs. Lucy Grass the hap
py couple departed, in their car for
Wyoming where Mr. Hough has a
homestead. They will be absent about
The Frontier extends congratula
The Home Economics Department
of the Woman’s club held a very in
teresting meeting last Wednesday with
Mrs. Wise as leader and Mrs. Arnold
The meeting was opened with two
selections by the High School orches
tra, followed by a paper on Planning
the Home Grounds, by Mrs. Howard,
which gave us some very good
thoughts on how to make our homes
The reading by Mrs. Swigart on in
sects was both interesting and in
structive. She showed us several
cases of mounted butterflies and moths
which were very beautiful.
The birds of Nebraska were discuss
ed at the roll call.
The meeting closed with another
fine selection from the orchestra,
which was greatly enjoyed by all.
S. J. WEEKES EXONERATED
BY A JURY IN OMAHA
ibe following interview with S. J.
Weekes of this city in regard to the
recent trouble with the Brady
Brothei’s, appeared in Tuesday s issue
of the Norfolk News:
S. J. Weekes, president of the
O’Neill, Nebraska, who was freed of
all charges in the case against him in
district court at Omaha in a case
brought by Brady brothers asking
$40,000 damages, was in Norfolk Mon
day and was asked for an interview by
The News due to the great interest
which was taken in the case by people
in north Nebraska.
In Monday’s interview Mr. Weekes
said that his connection with the case
was due to his banks loaning $10,000
to Brady brothers. This loan was
made, he said, for the purpose of tak
ing up a mortgage of $10,000 with the
Missouri Valley Cattle Loan company.
That company at that tim<t had met
financial reverses and had demanded
payment by the Brady brothers and as
an accommodation to Brady brothers
the O’Neill National bank loaned them
$10,000 to take up the paper with the
cattle loan company. In the mean
time, Mr. Weekes said, Brady brothers
were unable to meet the obligations
contracted through foolish invest
ments. They had refused to pay the
interest or renew’ the paper the O’Neill
National bank held. The security be
ing inadequate and as they had trans
ferred their property to their mother,
Mr. Weekes did not feel justified in re
newing their 'paper without additional
security which he says they refused to
give. They employed counsel in
Omaha who Mr. Weekes said, “came
to O’Neill and threatened that if I did
not feel justified in renewing for the
Brady brothers they would start suit
which would involve me as being con
nected with the Missouri Valley Cattle
Loan campany and further if I did not
comply with their demands they would
involve me in litigation and further
threatened that they would make it
"ost me all I got out of the suit which
the bank had pending against the
Brady brothers in Holt county.”
mis statement, ne saiu, ne regarded
as attempted extortion and blackmail
and he refused to comply and last year
they started the $40,000 damage suit
against him in Douglas county in
which Mr. Weekes was absolved on
the first ballot of the jury which after
ten minutes of deliberation brought in
a verdict in his favor.
Attorney J. J. Harrington, of this
dty, and Judge C. T. Dickinson, of
DmaSra, appeared for Mr. Weekes.
Donovan & North, of Omaha, repre
sented Brady Brothers.
HOLT COUNTY FARMERS
ENTERTAINED AT BUTTE
Butte, Neb., April 21.—The Butte
Community club entertained the farm
ers east of town, in Holt county and
Basin precinct Wednesday night with
a luncheon and program. A get-to
rether meeting was held upstairs in
;he Opera House. The guests, ninety
in number, were then invited down
stairs. where they were seated at
prettily decorated tables, and enjoyed
a lunch and entertainment.
The invocation was given by the
Rev. S. E. Smutz and the address of
welcome by H. A. Olerich. William
Whitler acted as toast master and was
responded to by Mr. Wakefield for
Basin, and Hugh O’Neill for Holt
Speeches were, also made by C. M.
Ball and other local talent. The Butte
i>and gave a number of selections,
which were highly appreciated and
oudly applauded by the guests. This
is the fourth meeting of this kind held
py the Community club and all have
seen very successful.
GOVERNOR NAMES SEVEN
ON BANK COMMISSION
Governor Bryan Tuesday named
seven state bankers, all of whom are
leclared by men who know them to be
above the average in ability and know
ledge of banking, as members of the
state guaranty fund commission. Each
represents a state bankers’ group, as
First—J. E. Dempster, cashier of
of the Geneva State bank, Geneva.
Second—Charles C. McLeod, presi
dent Elkhorn Valley state, Stanton.
Third—R. T. Flotree, cashier Farm
ers’ State, Albion.
Fourth—Van E. Peterson, cashier
Curtis State bank, Curtis.
Fifth—Frank L. Cleary, cashier Ne
braska State, Grand Island.
Sixth—Edward M. Gallagher, as
sistant cashier of the First National
of O’Neill, but who is also president
of a state bank at Inman and vice
president of one at Emmet.
Seventh—W. S. Rodman, president
of the American State, Kimball.
These men will serve until their suc
cessors are appointed. The law pro
vides that the banking groups shall
hold elections in May and June, and
choose three men from each group,
from whom the governor shall pick
These appointments were made by
authority of the recently enacted bank
ing law, and the head of the state
banking department is to be chairman.
It acts in an advisory capacity to the
banking head, and is especially created
to be called in when any bank gets
into a tight place. It may help by
using part of a special conservation
fund to make a deposit, and may also
take over and run the bank. It is de
signed to not only prevent banks from
failing where their condition is such
Eggs 20c Cash |
Pompeian Olive Oil
Pint Can : : $1.00
Peanut Butter, per pound • 25c
Mushrooms, can 65c
Russian Caviar, per
can : : : 50c
Lobsters, per can 60c 1
Minced Sea Clams 25c
J. C. Horiskey ||
that intelligent and useful help will
save them, but also to take over any
that go under and cut out the expen
Politics was not taken into consider
ation in the selection of the men. Gov
ernor Bryan said that he was guided
in making the choice by the advice and
recommendation of members of the
house and senate and of bankers.
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Three of the seven, Dempster, McLeod
and Flotree are republicans, while
Peterson, Cleary and Rodman are
democrats. Gallagher is a brother of
the representative from Holt, who
was elected as a republican, but who
has voted often with democrats.
Observe Garden Week, May 8 to 15.
Plant flowers and keep out the weeds.
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■ O’Neill, Nebraska I
Capital, Surplus and Undivided 1
Profits, $150,000.00. 1
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