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J. F. O’Donnell was in Sioux City
A daughter was bom to Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Butler, of Ewing, November
A son was bom about two weeks
ago to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lange, of
J. D. Cronin returned Wednesday
from a business trip to Lincoln and
A son was bom to Mr. and Mrs.
Rudy Thramer, of Deloit township,
recently. . . - *>".
Andy Clark’s father is reported
quite ill at the Andy Clark home
southwest of O’Neill.
A 11% pound daughter was bom to
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ressell, of near
Chambers, on October 27th.
Mr. and Mrs. George Syfie, of Phoe
nix, have moved into their new home
recently erected on their farm.
Frank E. Backhaus, of Inez, and
Miss Eva 0. Bradshaw, of Amelia, ap
iplied for a marriage license on No
Mrs. Frank Lancaster and children
left Wednesday morning for a visit
with relatives and friends at Lincoln
John Nolan went up to Bassett last
Saturday where he will visit with his
son, T. F., and family until after
A daughter was bom to Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Everetts at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wil
son, of Stuart.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Purcell left
Wednesday afternoon for a visit with
friends at Albion and Fremont be
fore going to Omaha where, on Friday
and Saturday they will attend the ini
tial show of the Nebraska Kennel
John Brennan spent a few days last
week with O'Neill friends. John has
been conducting a few sales in this
part of the state.
Mrs. P. E. Van Allen, of Kearney,
arrived Friday evening for a several
weeks visit with her (parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Berry.
Mrs. Hanry Bay entertained the
Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society at
her home on east Douglas Street,
Frank O'Donnell, of Oklahoma City,
returned home last Friday after a
several days visit with his mother,
Mrs. Ellen O’Donnell.
The Catholic Ladies will hold a card
party at the Knights of Columbus club
rooms Thursday evening, November
22. Everyone invited.
i Wm, Badaker came up from,Omaha
Friday and has been looking after his
farm here. He has rented the farm
to Marsh Graham for a term of three
The Texaco Company have a force
of men here this week erecting their
oil tank station on the Northwestern
right-of-way near the Purcell Produce
Mrs. George A. Miles went to
Omaha on Wednesday of last week
for a short visit with friends. She
also visited with her daughter, Miss
Gladys, who is attending the state
The Buck & Walters colored min
strels drew a crowded house at the K.
C. opera house Tuesday evening. The
show was considerably above the aver
age and the audience seemed well
pleased with the performance.
Word received this morning from
,he bedside of Thomas Carlon, who
has been seriously ill at St. Catherines
hospital in Omaha, is to the effect that
he is somewhat improved. The child
ren have been called to his bebside.
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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hladik, of Pain
view, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stimson
and children, of Page, visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Temple
ton last Sunday.
St. Mary’s Academy will celebrate
Educational Week, November 19th to
23rd inclusive. Everybody is cordially
invited to attend the program each
afternoon at 2:30.
Atkinson Graphic: A daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Linville
November 6th. Mrs. Linville and baby
arc being cared for at the home of
Mrs. Mary Donnelly.
The W. C. T. U. will meet at the
home of Mrs. J. H. Meredith Tuesday,
November 20th, at 3 p. m. Mrs. Pine
will give a mothers day program.
Every mother should be there.
Mrs. W. J. Hammond, Mrs. Bert
Shoemaker and Mrs. Leonard Soukup
are in Omaha where they were called
by the seriousness illness of their
father, Judge Thomas Carlon.
The infant bom to Rev. and Mrs. J.
A. Hutchins Thursday night, passed
away a few hour-, later. The remains
were taken to Wayne where they were
buried in the family plot. Mrs. Hutch
ins is being cared for at the J. S.
Ennis home and is getting along
Atkinson Grahpic: D. E. Chamber
lain went to the Stuart hospital Mon
day where he was operated upon for
appendicitis and at last account was
getting along well. Mrs. Chamberlain
went up Wednesday and will remain
until he is well .on the road to re
N. H. Kellogg, the proprietor of the
Atkinson Roller Mills, was in O’Neill
Saturday looking after business mat
ters. Mr. Kellogg says that the At
kinson mill has just been remodeled
and is in excellent condition. Mr.
Kellogg was proprietor of the Gaugh
enbaugh mill here until last Decem
The banded mallard duck killed by
E. N. Purcell a week ago last Sunday
down on Horseshoe lake, was banded
and released by Joseph Pulitzer, of
St. Louis, Missouri, at Portage Des
Sioux, Missouri, January 24, of the
present year, according to a card re
ceived the first of the week by Mr.
Purcell from the bureau of biological
survey of the federal department of
agriculture at Washington.
Mrs. J. A. Devine left Tuesday for
her home in Cheyenne, Wyoming,
after having spent a week visiting
with her fattier, Frank Campbell, and
other relatives in O’Neill. Mrs.
Devine had been in Omaha with her
husband where they attended the
homecoming of Creighton university.
Since Mrs. Devine’s previous visit to
O’Neill she has become the state
champion lady golfist of Wyoming,
winning the title a few months ago
at the state tournament which was
held at Cheyenne.
A very enjoyable evening was spent
by the people of Distrirt No. 8 on
November 2nd when Mrs. Parker and
pupils gave a hard time party at the
school. There were one hundred
present. The evening was spent in
Halloween games and jokes. Gertrude
Graham won the iprize for being the
poorest one dressed and Ruth Parker
for being the spookiest dressed person
present. Candy and popcorn and also
plate suppers were sold and at a late
hour very well pleased and looking
forward to District No. Eight’s next
program, the party adjourned.
Norfolk Press: Former County At
torney Tyler during a recent visit to
O’Neill was taken by friends to see
the strange lights that appear there
at night. These lights appear over an
area of about four sections and have
attracted attention all over the United
States. Mr. Tyler said some are large
and some small and appear suddenly
and you may be close or far from
them. Father Rigge of the Creighton
university explains they are the es
caping gas that 'hitting the oxygen
forms light and it may be that vast
natural gas resources are beneath the
soil. They passed a deserted Menno
nite church and cemetery enroute and
“Montana Jack” Sullivan who was one
of Mr. Tyler’s hosts, admitted that
passing a cemetery in the night is not
his idea of pleasurable entertainment.
They tell a tory on a farmer named
Conley up there who with his wife
went to call on a neighbor one night
not long since. Mr. Conley is very
stout and Mrs. Conley slender. A
light came up in front of them. ’’What
did you do?” asked an anxious friend
of the farmer. **1 dropped to my
knees and began to pray,” said Conley,
“but my wife ran like-.”
WOMAN'S CLUB NOTES.
Home Economics Department of the
Woman’s club met Wednesday after
noon in the club room. Leader Mrs.
J. H. Wise.
Making of fancy candles was de
monstrated by Mrs. Cowperthwaite.
Violin Solo, Ruth Scott.
Winter Boquets, Demonstrated by
Mrs. Clifford Scott.
ROBERT L. CUNNINGHAM.
Robert L. Cunnigham was born at
Cascade, Iowa, May 20, 1856. Death
came to him at his home north of Page,
Nebraska, on November 8, 1923.
Mr. Cunningham had started for the
mail on horseback and as he did not
return in a short time the family be
gan a search for him finding him by
the roadside, dead. Heart failure is
thought to have been the cause of his
He lived at his Iowa home until
manhood. In 1885 he was married to
Ida M. Boyer. To this union were
born ten children: Mrs. E. M. Mon
ange, of Stepike, Montana; Mrs. E. E.
Stevens, of Winner, South Dakota;
Mrs. H. J. Stevens, of Page, Nebras
ka; Mrs. Fred R. Stevens, of Page;
Lewis and Leroy, both of Page; Ray,
tage, of Stepike, Mont.; Mrs. E. E.
Bennie and Donald, still at home; and
Margaret, who died in infancy. The
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Pinkerman
Wlio celebrated the fiftieth anni
versary of their marriage, at their
residence in -<his city, Friday, Nov . 2.
family lived in Plymouth County,
Iowa, until the spring of 1911, when
they came to Holt County, Nebraska.
Mr. Cunningham is survived by his
wife, nine children, two brothers, Joe,
of Akron, Iowa, and David, of Lemars,
Iowa, and two sisters, Margaret, of
Lemars, Iowa, and Mrs. J. M. Reese,
of Ida Grove, Iowa.
The faneral was held at the home
on Sunday, November 11, 1923, at 11
o’clock. Rev. J. A. Hutchins, of O'Neill,
officiating. Interment was made in
the Prospect Hill cemetery, at O’Neill,
The relatives present at the funeral
were his brothers, Joe and David,
from Iowa; his nephew, Herbert Cun
ningham; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Benning,
of Osmond; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ritts,
of O’Neill; Sam Thompson and family,
of O’Neill; Mr. and Mrs. James Liebs,
of Middlebranch; Mrs. T. Ring, of
Norfolk; Miss Ida Boyer, of O’Neill.
Ho was a kind and loving father
and was loved and respected by all
who knew him. ***
Byron Mossman, one of the old and
highly respected citizens of Inman,
lied at his home in Inman, Nebraska,
ibout one o’clock on Wednesday after
noon. Death was caused from cancer.
The Inman Leader of this week con
tras, in part the following account of
tnedeatn of Mr. Mossman:
“Byron Mossman, who has been sick
for the past year and who has been
confined to his bed for the past several
months, passed away Wednesday at
ane o’clock. The death of Mr. Moss
man removes from our midst one of
Holt county’s early settlers, coming
here from Iowa in the fall of 1882 and
settling on a homestead jn Saratoga
township. In 1905 he moved to Inman
where he has since resided. The de
ceased was 73 years old at the time
of his dath. He was a man that was
liked by everyone and always took a
keen interest in everything that had
a tendency for the betterment and up
building of the community.
The funeral services will be held
from the Methodist church Friday
morning at ten o’clock, conducted by
the Rev Kerber and interment will be
made in the Inman cemetery.
Byron Mossman was bom at Kins
man, Trumbal county, Ohio, Nov. 17,
1850, at the age of two years he moved
with his parents to Morris, Grundy
county, Illinois, three yeafs later the
family moved to Urbanna, Benton
county, Iowa, where he resided for
twenty-seven years. On October 11,
1874, he was married to Lydia F. Tay
lor. To this union four children were
born, namely: Louise Belle, Seth
Taylor, Thirza Jane and Clark Alex
ander. In the fall of 1882 with his
family he moved to a homestead npar
Greeley, Holt county, Nebraska. Two
years later on account of Mrs. Moss
man’s failing health, took his family
back to Iowa. Mrs. Mossman only
lived a few weeks after they arrived
in the old home. On February 27,
1886, he was married to Ida Pittenger
near Winside, Nebraska. To this
union four children were bom—Ray
Byron, Leo Pittenger, May and Kate.
He moved from Wayne, Nebraska, to
Page, May 24, 1904, and in 1905 he
moved to the vicinity of Inman where
he has resided up to the time of his
death, November 14, 1923. He was a
member of the Methodist church
nearly all his life.
GlSORGE J. ANDERSON.
(Chambers Sun.) %
George J. Anderson was born in St.
Clair County, Illinois, May 10, 1856.
He came to Saunders County, Ne
braska, in 1879. Moved to Holt
coupty in the fall of 1882 where he
has resided ever since. He was mar
ried to Myra A. Compton April 25,
1885. To this union was born two
children, Mrs. Ivy Linehart and Mrs.
Florence Smith, both of Chambers,
Mr. Anderson has been a great suf
ferer for^he last fifteen years but was
only confined to the bed for a week be
fore passing away on November 3,
1923, at the age of 67 years, 5 months
and 23 days.
He was ever a loving husband and
father, good neighbor and brother. Be
sides a devoted wife he leaves the two
daughters, four grandchildren, three
brothers, one sister, and a host of
friends. We can only remind these
mourners that he is not dead, he is
only asleep—resting, after a long and
well spent life here; he can not, and
would not, if he could, return to us:
we can, if we will, go to him. Behind
the storm cloud always lurks the rain
bow and when the storm is past it
weeps upon the flowers of the land and
the pearls of the sea. Darkness pro
ceeds the dawning and out of the
blackness of night comes the sunshine
and joy of the day.
Although not a member of any
church he had confessed the Christ be
fore men, and at all times, under all
circumstances he walked in the well
beaten path of righteousness and when
fully conscious that he was nearing
the last of earth, he appeared to be
fully impressed with the idea that the
bi ight faith which sustained him dur
ing those trying hours of sucering only
ing brighter and brighter as he
journeyed toward the Inflnate, and the
final gloom of death be dispelled by
the radiance of God’s love. The dying
man and sorrowing family looking
forward with the same eye of faith to
the brighter future where this tem
porary separation would end in an
The funeral service was held at 11
o’clock on Monday at the Baptist
church of which the deceased had been
a faithful attender of all services for
years. Rev. Hamlyn officiated and a
quartette sang several appropriate and
beautiful numbers. After which all
that was left of the mortal remains
was laid to rest in Chambers cemetry.
The church was filled to capacity by
the friends who came to pay the last
tribute and respect to the departed
and to extend sympathy to the be
WILLIAM H. STRINGFIELD.
William Harrison Stringfield, a for
mer resident of Ewing, and a veteran
of the civil war, died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. T. G. Atwood, at
Humboldt, Nebraska, on Ocober 27.
He was born in Edmond County,
Kentucky, September 30, 1840. He
leaves an aged wife and eight children
to mourn his death. One son, C. C.
Stringfield, resides in Ewing. Funeral
services were held from the Methodist
church at Humboldt.
HUGH BOYLE DISCUSSES
AMERICANISM AT O'NEILL ON
True Americanism was the theme of
the eloquent address of Hugh J. Boyle,
of Norfolk, speaker at Armistice Day
observance, at the K. C. hall Monday
afternoon. The serice was under the
auspices of Simonson Post of the
American Legion. A duet by the
Misses DeMaris and Irma Stout, a
reading by Miss Elizabeth Latta and
a chorus by the Woman’s club were
numbers on the program preceding
the address of Mr. Boyle.
The speaker reviewed the history
at arms of the nation since its found
ing, pointing out that it never had
fought in an unjust cause, and paid
high tribute to the heroes of all of its
wars. He, without mentioning the
name of any organization, scored
organizations which conducted their
operations under hood and at night.
Mr. Boyle also criticized the use of
pro-British textbooks of American
history in the schools and mentioned
the public schools of Norfolk, O'Neill
and Ainswoth, in which he said such
books were used. His contention was
that the study of a British-colored
history of the United States of itself
would lessen the respect of the
younger generation for American tra
ditions with a consequent lessening of
the spirit of patriotism.
The address of Mr. Boyle concluded
the afternoon program. In the evening
the confetti ball given by the the Le
gion at the K. C. hall was a success
both socially and financially and the
dancers made merry until far after
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