The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, November 01, 1923, Image 1

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November 3rd
Last Day
Racket Store
J. B. Ryan spent Sunday in Sioux
N. S. Short, of Norfolk, was in the
city Wednesday.
L. W. Arnold was a passenger to
Norfolk last Saturday.
W. A. Gannon, of Inman, was in the
city Wednesday on business.
Harry Ward, of the Emmet Hay
Company, spent the week end in
O'Neill visiting with friends.
Tom McKinsie returned home last
Tuesday §yening from a week’s visit
with his cousin, Lee Winn, at Bucks
Grove, Iowa.
Mrs. Smith returned Saturday after
spending the summer with her
daughter, Mrs. Jas. S. Evans, of Osh
kosh, Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Thomas received
a telegram Wednesday announcing the
death at 7 o’clock that morning of
Mr. Thomas’ brother-in-law, Edward
Johnson, of Corning, Iowa, at a hos
Eital in Chicago. Mr. Johnson had
een ill of heart trouble for several
J. B. Ryan and Pat Stanton drove
over from Bonesteel, South Dakota,
Sunday morning and returned home
Sunday evening.
Mrs. J. E. McElvain, mother of W,
T. and E. E. McElvain, returned to
her home at Fairbury, Nebraska, a
few days ago, after a months visit
Mrs. J. P. Ryan, of Bonesteel, who
has been here visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mr# H. Stanton, for the past
week, returned to her home Sunday
Mrs. E. E. Hilton, of Central City,
Nebraska, is visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McElvain south of
this city. Mrs. Hilton and Mrs. Mc
Elvain are sisters*
Spencer Advocate: Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Stein, of Meek, visited from
Friday until Wednesday in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woidneck and
also at the John Storm home.
Mrs. S. A. Arnold and children,
Merle and Richard, returned borne
Wednesday night from a three week’s
visit with relatives at Ashland and
other points in the southern part of
the state. ,
Sale Starts FridayrNovember 2nd
One-Third Off on All Millinery Stock
Donnelly & Dillon, Props.
To The Depositor
they do depositors lose heavily. Why?
Because deposits in National Banks
are not guaranteed.
do depositors are paid in full. Why?
Because deposits in State Banks are
protected by the Depositors Guarantee
Fund of the State of Nebraska.
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
of O’Neill, Nebraska
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Dillon, of
Greeley, motored to O'Neill Sunday
to visit their daughters, Mrs. M. Don
nelly and Miss Katherine Dillon. They
were accompanied by their daughter,
Miss Nora, who will take a business
course at the academy.
Miss Maxine Simmons entertained
thirty of her young friends at a Hal
loween party at her home Wednesday
evening. The rooms were tastily
decorated for the occasion with jack
'o’lanterns and other appropriate
articles. Luncheon was served.
Miss Maxine O’Donnell, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell, has been
elected' Secretary-Treasurer of the
Nebraska Club of the College of Saint
Teresa, Winona, Minnesota. Miss
O’Donnell is a Freshman at Saint
Teresa’s. She is a graduate of Saint
Mary’s Academy.
John Shaw returned to his home in
Des Moines, Iowa, the first of the
week. Mr. Shaw has been in this
Vicinity for the past month selling gas
hay belers. Four of the new machines
arrived Monday and will be used in
this vicinity. This style of baler is
an improvement over those formerly
Atkinson Graphic: Mrs. Alex Mar
ing’s chi’dren, grand children and
great-grandchildren celebrated her
86th bir hday with a family gathering
and basket dinner at her home Octo
ber 22nd. Friends present from else
where . eve Mrs. Warren Gillman, of
Amebr *Delia Ernest, Mr. and
Mrs. Jo! n lioin and Mr. and Al. Ash
ton, of O’Ne l a :d Mrs. Ivan Kimball,
of Brunswick.
Dr. Irwin Gallagher left for his
home at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Sunday,
after a pleasant visit with his mother
and other relatives here. Dr. Gal
lagher accompanied by J. P. Gallagher
spent several days last week at the
lakes in Cherry county hunting, and
were very successful. His mother, Mrs.
Mike Gallagher, ascompanied him as
far as Norfolk where she visited until
Tuesday with relatives.
Neligh News: Last Saturday while
plowing in a field on his farm south
of the railroad track, H. W. Hopkins
plowed out a bone of a human leg. He
procured a spade and after a little
digging found the skull and nearly all
the other bones of an adult. Mr. Hop
kins judged the body had lain in its
shallow grave for at least 50 years.
The skull had a hole a couple of inches
long on the top which indicates that
the person had probably been killed
with a tomahawk by Indians. This is
the fourth skeleton that Mr. Hopkins
has uncovered on his farm during the
last few years and all were shallow
The united states tnrugn tne as
sistant district attorney, George Key
$er, filed a suit in federal court in Nor
folk last Saturday against John Mc
Kinney, of O’Neill, Nebraska, who is
charged in three counts with giving
Henry C. Depue “information as to
how to obtain intoxicating liquor con
taining more than one-half of 1 per
cent of alcohol fit for beverage pur
poses.” Possession and selling of in
toxicating beverages are violations of
the federal prohibition laws, and prac
tically everybody knows it, but only a
few peoplq know that the government
considers it a crime to give informa
tion where he or she can obtain intoxi
cating beverages.
“Sportlets” In Norfolk News: Did
you ever see a couple of fellows enter
a gymnasium fof a friendly little
work-out at sparring? It usually
starts out as scheduled with a few
little playful taps. Presently one gets
in a blow just a little harder than
usual. His opponent opens his eyes
says nothing but comes back a little
harder. Another is landed still harder
and before it is over they are wanting
to pull off the gloves and throw chairs
at each other. Something like that ap
pears to have happened to Homer
Sheridan and Eddie Morris, both well
known to north Nebraska fight fans,
at Sioux City the other day. The
story goes that Sheridan and Morris
went into a club for a little exercise,
but Sheridan emerged with a discolor
ed eye and some fractured ribs. Now
Sheridan is itching to end the affair
in a prize ring. However, the event
will likely have to be postponed for
some time on account of the broken
jaw Sheridan got in his fight with
Monroe at O’Neill.
Battling Monroe, colored fighter of
Omaha, won a decision over Homer
Sheridan of Sioux City here Friday
night when Sheridan, with a fractured
jaw gave up the fight after the sixth
round. Sheridan’s jaw was fractured
by a right in the fourth round, but he
made no mention of the injury until
after the jaw had been heavily jolted
by Monroe in the fifth and again in
the sixth. At the conclusion of the
sixth the official physician, Dr. W. F.
Finley, was called to Seridan’s corner
and at the conclusion of his examina
tion of the injured man, Sheridan’s
handlers gave up the fight. The battle
was before one of the largest houses
ever assembled for such an event in
O’Neill and it was Sheridan’s first fight
since he suffered a similar injury in a
bout at Sioux City last Spring. The
affair was a real battle from the sound
of the opening gong, with both men
going strong. The crowd seemed to
give Sheridan the decision by a shade
on most of the rounds before the final
one, but so even were all of them that
such decisions were purely matters of
individual opinion. Monroe weighed
in at 169 pounds and Sheridan at
153%. The fight was clean on the
part of both fighters at all times.
The five round preliminary between
Ernest Smith, of Walnut, and Frank
Patiz, of Bassett, was a bloody and
furious one, of main event calibre,
and the referee’s decision that it was
a draw met with the entire approval
To The Public
The Minnesota Electric Distributing Com
pany has purchased the O’Neill Light, Heat &
Power Company and will take over its oper
ation from November 1st.
» , *
To the customers of the old Company we wish to make clear
that the policy of this management toward the Public has always
been that of Fairness, Courtesy, and Prompt Service.
We ask you to expect this service from us and let us know any
complaints you may have at any time.
Mr. G. D. Myers has been employed mana
ger for O’Neill and other towns to come on
Minnesota Electric Distributing Company,
4th Street, 3 doors South of O’Neill National Bank
General Offices
Foshay Building
of the vast audience. Patiz weighed
in at 168 and Smith at 153. Patiz not
only had the weight, but was in su
perior condition. Smith, however, was
the most clever and had he not been
knocked down by Patiz in the second
would have been entitled to a decision,
being the aggressor most of the time.
There my be vast deposits of lead
out under Jim Connolly's ghost grave
yard, which cause the nightly display
of weird lights that make the timid
nervous. Then again it may be sul
phur, or perhaps the lights are only
seepage of gas from the big oil pool.
Letters about the lights continue to
pour in upon Mr. Connolly, and Post
master McCarthy and Mayor Gilligan,
also are receiving their share. Fol
lowing are a few of the recent ones:
Chicago, 111., Oct. 2, 1923.
Dear Sir: I see by the Chicago
Sunday paper that within fifteen miles
of your city, that you have been hav
ing trouble with strange lights. And
you are asking for some one who can
solve thejjroblem. And what kind of
a propesion wil you offer for the m<ln
that can satisfie the public that the
mystery is solved. I am positive that
the mystery can be solved as I have
came in contact with several of these
kind of cases. So if this letter is
intrested to you or others. Please
We await a repped :
J. M.
2422 Gladys Ave.,
Chicago, Illinois. |
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 20, 1923.
Mayor, O'Neill, Neb.
Dear Sir: I see in the paper you
have ghosts and want a ghost catcher.
The way to catch that ghost is to get
together and start your drills to work
in that vicinity and you will catch it
with a nice flow jjf gas and oil. Where
there is a big body of that stuff that
is not developed any, you can see at
night in lowlands or sloughs, lights at
different times of a greenish or blue
cast and tvill look like a dim automo
bile light. It resembles sometimes a
bal or two. As the atmosphere gets
heavy it changes and will show more
^plainer at times. You will find when
you catch that ghost, it will be a
valuable ghost. Where you see the
most lights, is the place to drill and
hunt for your ghost. This occurs lots
of times where there is lots of sand.
Yours respectfully,
607% So. 13th St., (
Room 25. Omaha, Nebr.
Benton Harbor, Michigan, Oct. 22, '23.
607 Edwards Ave.
Dear Sir:' I noticed in one of the
Chicago papers, you people are quite
mystified as to balls of fire floating
and jumping around the ground. Does
seem strange, and no one able to locate
the cause.
I will tell you what a friend from
South America told me, when he heard
of your excitement.
In his country the same thing hap
pened there, and he says if you will
get scientist and examine the ground,
you will find a sulphur bed not far
Those balls of sulphur, he says,
come outj)f the ground in the form of
a bubble and as the current of air
strike them, raises and lower and
dance over the ground.
Hoping this will be considered, more
than a joke as, it might be the means
of satisfing the superstioua.
Respectfully yours,
Would be glad to hear from you, if
you find this ha^ been any assistance.
811 Lylvania Ave., West Toledo, Ohio.
Oct. 24, 1923.
To the People of O'Neill, Neb.
Sirs: Have you ever thought of
seeking in the earth for minerals as
"i .in i i
the cause of your seeing so many
spook lights as you calj them.
About 60 years ago I was a very
little girl, but can remember hearing
my father speak about them in Shrop
shire, England, and Ithe people were
scared there. He said they came
from some kind of ores or magnetic
minerals in the earth. So reading the
Chicago paper made me think about
it, as later I saw some myself in South
Wales in a field and I asked him then
about it. He said it was nothing to
be afraid of as that was the cause and
he explained it, the same as he did
before, only I was years older and re
member, not details, but just the
reasons he gave. The people there
thought it was a sign of some one
going to die or some such thing.
Pardon my taking the liberty I
have and hoping it will prove right.
I am yours respectfully,
J. Idodge.
P. S.—We lived in a mining district.
They were lead mines in each case.
Are You Doing It, Too?
We all have troubles, some
real but mostty imaginary.
The real troubles do not
give us the worry the imagi
nary ones do, because we are
always afraid the imaginary
ones are coming, while the
real ones come, go, and are
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