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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1923)
VOLUME XLII. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1923. NO. 49.
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Frank Biglin went to Omaha Mon
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Stein last Friday.
A daughter cfras born to Mr. and
Mrs. Fred McNally Friday evening.
Representative Donald Gallagher
returned from Lincoln the latter part
of last week.
Will Grothe, of Emmet, was an
O’Neill visitor Tuesday and a pleasant
caller at this office.
Mr. and Mrs. Les Hough returned
home Tuesday afternoon from a two
week's visit in Wyoming.
Judge Robert R. Dickson and Re
porter C. B. Scott have been in Spring
view holding court this week.
Mrs. W. T. Evans came up from
Omaha last Thursday and is packing
her furniture to ship to that place.
The new municipal plant building at
Stuart is nearing completion and was
given a coating of stucco last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Miles are
celebrating the thirty-first anniversary
cf their marriage, today, Thursday.
Professor and Mrs. E. H. Suhr auto
ed to Lincoln Friday evening where
they spent the week end with relatives.
The two and one-half year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Cleveland, of
Star, underwent an operation at Page
John Hanley, of Omaha, came up
Friday evening for a week end visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis
Hanley, erturning to Omaha Sunday
The baseball game to have been
played here Sunday by the local team
and a team from Meek and Blackbird
was called off, the north country play
ers failing to show up.
Mrs. Phil Ziemer entertained a
number of young ladies at her home
last Friday evening in honor of a
birthday anniversary of her daughter,
Miss Margaret Alwortn.
Owing to the revival of cattle rust
ling up in Brown county, with a loss of
fifty head reported last week, old
timers are talking of reviving the old
fashioned necktie parties.
George Millspaugh, a brick mason
formerly residing at Atkinson, with
five companions was killed at Kelso,
Washington, recently, when a scaffold
on which they were working collapsed.
The Woman’s Christian Temperance
Union meets Tuesday, May the 15th,
at 2:30 p. m. with Mrs. Emily Bowen.
This will be a Mother’s Meeting. Mrs.
Nona Pine will lead. Every one is
Miss Florence Taylor, daughter of
Mrs. Emma Potter, formerly of Stu
art, was united in marriage to Mr.
Frank Owens, of Rushvilie, at Hot
Springs, S. D., Saturday, April 21.
They will reside in Rushvilie.
Frank O’Connell, Frank Froelich, H.
J. Reardon, Arthur Ryan, M- H. Hor
iskey, John Gallagher, P. B. Harty
and Thomas Griffin went to Norfolk
Sunday morning to attend the initia
tion of a large class by the Norfolk
Knights of Columbus.
The dance Monday evening for the
benefit of the baseball club was both a
financial and social success. A num
ber were ipresent from neighboring
towns. The earnings of the dance are
to be applied on the purchase of uni
forms for the ball team.
Miss Kathryn Grady and Miss Mae
Hammond returned Tuesday evening
from Omaha, where they have been in
attendance at the bedside of Miss
Rose Grady who was recently operated
upon for appendicitis. They report the
condition of Miss Grady as much im
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The weather turned suddenly cooler
Monday evening about six o’clock. The
government thermometer registered
four degrees below freezing Monday
night and six degrees below freezing
Tuesday night. Some rumors are
current that much of the fruit has
been materially damaged.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bigelow, for
merly of Stuart, and now residing at
Milwaukee, shortly will remove to
New York City, to which place Mr.
Bigelow has been -promoted by the J.
O’Keefe Co. They will visit Holt
county friends before taking up their
permanent residence in the east.
The Stuart high school baseball
team defeated O’Neill in the county
high school tournament Friday after
noon, 4 to 1. The Stuart team showed
excellent class and in the finals on
May 18 is to play winner of The Ew
ing-Chambers game, yet to be played,
for the championship of the county.
A prairie fire of unknown origin,
started eight miles northwest of Stu
art a week ago Sunday burned over
several sections and destroyed a num
ber of hay stacks. The following day
another fire started presumably with
embers of the first one and fanned by
a strong wind burned over considerable
more territory. The fire was checked
by the aid of Stuart citizens.
As a matter of ancient history the
Ewing Advocate recalls that the vii
lge board of the Southeastern H<Jit
county metropolis sat up all night on
the first Tuesday in May, 1891, so as
to be on the job bright and early Wed
nesday morning to grant two saloon
licenses. The licenses were issued at
1 o’clock a. m. Wednesday. George
Butler raffled off his bicycle the same
The Hanford Produce company cele
brated the thirteenth anniversary of
the establishment of their main plant,
at Sioux City, yesterday, with the
opening of their new $200,000 combi
nation ice 'plant and poultry feeding
plant, at First and Virginia streets,
Sioux City. The plant is a three story
brick, 160 by 90 feet, and is one of the
most modern of its kind. The poultry
feeding department on the third floor
has a capacity of 25,000 birds.
In changes announced to take effect
soon on the Burlington between Sioux
City and O’Neill, Conductor C. A. Tay
lor, now on the local freight, is trans
ferred to the Hastings-Exter line as
an extra conductor, Joe Hawksworth,
brakeman is transferred to Ferry, Alex
C. Taylor, one of the passenger en
gineers is given a work train assign
ment on the Omaha division and Mich
ael Ford, freight engineer, is trans
ferred to the passenger run in place
of Alex Taylor.
North Nebraska sportsmen will be
please to learn that Governor Bryan
has announced the re-appointment of
Chief Fish and Game Commissioner
George Roster. The appointment car
ries with it a salary of $3,000 a year.
Mr. Roster, who was first appointed to
the position by Governor Neville and
re-appointed by Governor McKelvie, is
one of the few experts of the country
on fish and game culture and protec
tion and the department has made
wonderful progress under his direct
Emmet defeated Atkinson Tuesday
afternoon at Atkinson in the first
game of the season between the two
teams, but it took thirteen innings to
do it. At the end of the ninth inning
the score stood five and five. In the
thirteenth inning? the Atkinson pitcher
blew up and Emmet secured nine runs,
making the score 14 to 5. The game
was Emmet’s first victory over Atkin
son in several seasons and Magnate
Guy Cole as a result has more money
than John D. Rockefeller. Batteries:
Emmet, Tom, Jack and Will Troshyn
ski. Atkinson, Snyder and Ford. A
return game will be played on the
Emmet diamond, Sunday, May 20th.
Montana Jack Sullivan arrived Tues
cay evening from Butte and Shelby,
Montana, for a short visit with O’Neill
fi icnds. He reports preparations as
already under way at Shelby for the
Dempsey-Gibbons fight July 4, and at
which Homer Sheridan, the popular
and coming middleweight now under
Jack’s management, will appear in one
of the preliminaries against a Pacific
coast tcpnotcher. He reports Sheri
dan as almost completely recovered
from the slight fracture of the jaw he
sustained in a bout last winter, and
also from a minor operation he had
performed while laid up with the in
jury. Sheridan is rounding into ex
cellent shape and is showing even bet
ter speed than formerly.
HOLT COUNTY TRACK MEET.
The schools of Holt county have
organized an Athletic Association and
will hold a baseball, track and field
meet at O’Neill, Friday, May 18.
The baseball game will be piayed in
the morning between Stuart, champ
ions of the west, and the champions ol
the east, for the championship of Holt
In the afternoon, will be the foot
races, jumps, pole vaults, and weight
throwing. The school winning the
highest number of points is to receive
a large silver loving clip which will be
the property of the school.
A large banner will be given to the
champions of the county. Each indi
vidual winner will receive a ribbon
showing whether they took first, sec
ond or trhird place in the contests.
The schools of Holt county that wil
participate, are Page, O’Neill, Stuart
Atkinson, Ewing, Chambers, Inmar
and a number of rural schools.
To make anything a success, it musi
have the peilple behind it. We art
backward as a county in this on*
phase of athletics, and we will now b<
up to the standard.
We need the cooperation of all tru<
Holt county citizens, to come and sup
f port their schools at, this meet at thi
O’Neill fair grounds.
NORA MURPHY. '
Nora Murphy, widow of Mark Mur
phy died at tne home north and east oi
the city Sunday, at the advanced agf
of seventy-eight years, after an illness
of but a few hours duration. Mrs,
Murphy was one of the original
Michigan colony of pioneers who came
to this then wild and unsettled country
in October of 1877, and of whom but
few now are left. With her husband
she faced the hardships of the early
settler in a new country, and, surviv
ing them, lived to rear a family oi
nine children, all of whom were pres
ent at the funeral Wednesday, and to
see the community develop into its
present state of agricultural greatness
and prosperity. The funeral service
was held Wednesday morning from St,
Patrick’s church, the Very Reverend
M. F. Cassidy officiating, and burial
was in Calvary cemetery. She is sur
vive by her five sons and four
D. H. Murphy, Michael Murphy and
Miss Abbie Murphy, of O’Neill; Don
ald Murphy, of Newcastle, Wyoming;
Timothy Murphy, of Butte, Montana;
Bartholemew Murphy and Mrs. H. P.
Gallagher, of Rapid City, South Da
kota; Mrs. E. S. Goff, of Pierce, South
Dakota, and Mrs. Ralph Wehrstein,
of Sioux City, Iowa.
The Frontier joins the entire com
munity in extending sympathy and
condolence to the bereaved sons and
SAMUEL D. M’GINNIS
BURIED AT FREMONT
Former Holt Rancher and Father of
Northwestern Agent Passes Away.
Lincoln, Neb., May 7.—Samuel D.
MGcGinnis, died in his room at the Lin
dell hotel here Friday. He was for
merly a rancher of Amelia in Holt
county, to which place he came in
1893, and has been interested in the
ranch and cattle business ever since.
He was the father of Robert W. Mc
Ginnis, general agent of the North
western railroad in Lincoln, and Frank
E. McGinnis, who was a conductor on
the Northwestern for a nupiber of
years and who died "about ten years
Mr. McGinnis was born near York
Road, Md., May 18, 1838, and was
nearly 85 years old at the time of his
death. He served as custodian of the
cloak room in the house of representa
tives in 1903, was post master in the
same body in 1905 and was elected in
the session just closed as sergeant-at
arms in the senate, serving until
March 1 at which time he had a stroke
of parajjrsis and had been gradually
sinking bntil his death. His wife, Jane
McGinnis, died forty-two years ago
and was buried in Maryland. His son,
Robert, of this city is the only surviv
ing member of the family.
Funeral services were held at Fre
P. A. CALLEN.
The body of P. A. Callen, of Atkin
son, who died in a Norfolk hospital
Saturday, was brought to Battle Creek
Monday for burial and funeral services
were held in the afternoon in the
Methodist church, the Rev. W. E. Bab
cock officiating, and burial took place
in the Fairfield cemetery south of
Mr. Callen was an old settler of Bat
tle Creek and Madison county and is
survived by his widow and two grown
sons, who live at Atkinson.—Special
from Battle Creek to Norfolk News,
Mr. Callen, who had been ailing for
some time, went to Norfolk for treat
ment April 20, and entered the Camp
bell hospital and was operated on for
glandular ailments. His death occur
red at 4 ip. m., Saturday, April 28th.
Since moving from Battle Creek the
deceased has resided in and rear At
kinson, where he owned and operated
Dr. Charles Snell, former Holt
county resident, died at Tecumseh, Ne
braska, May 7, of pneumonia after a
short illness. The body was brought
to Inman Tuesday night and taken tc
Page, the home of his parents, where
the funeral was held Wednesday after
noon. Dr. Snell was aged forty-nine
years at the time of his death. He
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Y. A
Snell, early settlers of Holt county
who homesteaded one-half mile nortl
and one mile west of Page, and at
tended school when a boy, in O’Neill
Mr. Snell, senior, is a veteran of the
NEW RAILROADS FOR NE
BRASKA BEING RUMOREL
Extension Of Burlington’s O’Neill Lim
Among Projects Talked Of.
Lincoln, Neb., May 2.—Railroac
building, which has become the chiei
subject of conversation along Ne>
braska’s western border, may be ex
tended to Nebraska before the end oi
1923, it was indicated here by mem
bers of the state board of railroac
commissioners, although no definite
projects within the state were pren
Extension and branch lines beinf
built by several railroad companies ii
the state of Wyoming and Colorade
probably will greatly affect freigh
shipments on some of the lines run
ning through Nebraska, members o
the commission said.
| Construction of a branch lin
throug Holt, Rock, Brown and Cherr;
counties is being spoken of, and it i
! believed that this will be undertake:
• at some time during the year. Th
; railroad companies have announced n
definite plans about this line, howevei
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Michael Alvin Miller and Miss
Mabel Olive Witherwax, both of Reh
bird, Nebraska, were united in mar
riage at the court house Tuesday, May
8th, by County Judge C. J. Malone.
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY.
The members of the Junior class of
the O’NeiN high school gave their
class play, “Safety First” at the K. of
C. opera house Tuesday evening to a
crowded house. The play was exceed
ingly well presented, each member of
the cast doing amiple justice to his
The Beha Hotel is being repainted
EWING MAN CHANGES
PLEA AT WEST POINT
West Point, Neb., May 4.—After
pleading not guilty to a charge of
taking mortgaged cattle out of the
county, Carl Primus, of near Ewing,
Holt county, changed his plea to
guilty in district court here and sen
tence will be passed later by Judge A.
A. Welch, of Wayne, who is presiding
at this term.
Some time ago Primus worked for
the Thompson brothers, Hereford cat
tle men of this conty. Last summer,
it is charged, he came to the Thomp
son farm here and drove a number of
the cattle from the place to his ranch
in Holt county. The cattle were heavily
mortgaged, which was known to
Primus, it was testified.
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