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VOLUMN XT .TIT. ' O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1923., , NO. 26.
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Candy and Nuts
I WANT TO BUY SOME WHITE BEANS
J. C. Horiskey
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A son was born to Mr. and Mrsv Joe
Laney Tuesday. .
Remember Presbyterian Ladies
sale, December 8th.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. R
0. Hill, of this city, last Thursday.
A son was born Monday to Mr and
Mrs. Bert Powell, of Opportunity.
Pat McDermott came up from
Omaha Tuesday for a visit with the
home folks * * ^
A dance was given at the K. C hall
last Friday. A ladies orchestra fur
nished the music.
M. S. Abdalla arid Abe Santos re
turned Tuesday morning from a busi
ness trip to Omaha.
A daughter was horn last Thursday
to Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Murphy, residing
northeast of O’Neill ' v
F. H. Lancaster shipped a car of
cattle to Omaha Tuesday. He ac
companied the shipment.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N Purcell returned
Sunday night from the initial show of
the Nebraska Kennel club. They re
turned by way of Stromsburg where
they visited a short time with rela
Les Hough and Chaa. Reka were ,
successful in landing a twelve pound
goose south of O'Neill last Tuesday.
Mrs Win. Swigart was called to .
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, last Friday
by the death of her sister, Mrs. C. M.
John 'Hanley, of Omaha, came up
Saturday evening for a few days visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis ,
Mrs. J. E. Kirchner, of Elsworth,
Minnesota, sister of Miss Ella Caffrey,
came down Friday, returning home
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clements, of
Bloomfield, Nebraska, spent Friday
with their niece, Mrs. W B. Graves, in
Mrs W..B. Graves is enjoying a
'isit fsom her mother, Mrs. Jane Buck
ley, of Lyons, Nebraska, who arrived
here last Friday.
The Martez club met with Miss
Grace Hammond Monday evening.
Miss Bessie McLeod won the high
score prize at bridge. «
Mrs. W. C. Templeton and daughter,
Lois Ruth, and son, Glen Myrlen,
spent Friday and Saturday at the
George French home in Page.
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Because deposits in National Banks
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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
of O'Neill, Nebraska
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Higgins return
ed home last week frpm a month's
wedding;, trip to San Francisco and
other points of interest in the west.
A sort was born on November 17,
1923, to Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Duffy, of
Omaha. Mrs. Duffy will be remember
ed in O’Neill as Miss Loretta Carlon.
Miss Ellen Donovan left for her
home in St. Paul Monday morning
having been called here by the serk>us
illness of her sister, Mrs. W. F. Finley.
Commander George Harrington of
Simonson post, American Legion, has
announced the appointment of County
Agent Fred Rose to be adjutant of the
Mrs. L. G. Gillespie has received
her commission as installing officer,
for the Rebekahs in this district and
will be ready to install the first of
Rhode Allen came up from Omaha
last Saturday for a short visit witb
old friends. Rhode is confined to a
wheel chair. His home is at Butttfc
John Huttleson, who was injured by
a runaway team at the Tom Markey
farm on November 7th, has improved
to such extent that he is again able
to be around.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Biglin left Tues
day morning for Wichita Falls, Tex
as, where they will spend the winter
months visiting with Mr. C. J. Coffee
Ed O'Donnell, Ben Grady, Mike En
right and Dr. F. J. Kubitchek left
Thursday Morning early for a duck
hunting trip in the southwest section
of tHfe county. >■*
The Woman’s club will servte
Chicken Pie dinner in the basement of
the Presbyterian church, Tuesday No
vember 27th, beginning at 5:30.
Prices 60c and 35c.
Ambrose Slattery, who intended
leaving Tuesday for Columbus, Ne
braska, where he has accepted a posi
tion, has postponed his departure until
after the first of the month.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Weekes and Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Donohoe entertained at
a formal dancing party, for the mar
ried set, at Knights of Columbus hall,
Tuesday evening, followed by luncheon
at the Hotel Golden.
Mrs. Furness Morton, of Pine Ridge,
South Dakota, was the guest of her
cousin, Mrs. ;A. L. Willcox, ovel* the
week end, while visiting her daughter
Helen, a student at St. Mary’s
academy. \ ,
Mrs. Mary Gregg and daughter,
Miss Edna, of Des Moines, Iowa,
were week end guests of Mrs. J. F.
O’Donnell, returning home Tuesday.
The Greggs were among the early
residents of Stuart <*
W. W. Abbott and daughter, Mrs. E.
A. Mitchell, returned home*Iast week
from a short visit with their daughter
and sister, Mrs. E. W. Feezer, at Glen
Rock, Wyoming. Mr. Abbott also
visited at Douglas and Casper.
Mrs. R. E. Marvel, of Whitefish,
Montana, nee Miss Sadie Skirving,
came a week ago to be the guest of
her mother, Mrs. John Skirving, and
her sisters^ Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell and
Mrs. R. R. Dickson, fbr several weeks.
Miss Genevieve Biglin returned
Tuesday afternoon from Denver,
where she had been in attendance at
the bedside of her sister, Miss Claire
Biglin, who recently underwent an
operation for nasal troubles.
Charlie Peterson and mother, Mrs.
Ida Peterson, came up from Beaver
Crossing last Monday evening. Mr.
Peterson returned home the following
day; Mrs. Peterson will remain here
for a visit jwith her daughter, Mrs. A.
Postmaster M. H. McCarthy and T.
J. Coyne left Saturday for southern
Holt county on a short duck hunting
expedition'. They were last heard of
at the Lawrence O’Malley ranch
southwest of Chambers, near which
ducks are reported plentiful.
John Carr and daughter, Miss
Bridget, returned from Omaha Fri
day, overland. While there Mr. Carr
purchased two cars, an eight cylinder
La Fayette, which was driven home by
Miss Bridget; and an Oakland Coupe,
which was escorted to O'Neill by
Peter W. Duffy.
Issac F. Billings, a civil war vet
eran, and a former resident and home
steader near the present town of Ew
ing in 1877; died at his home seven
miles southeast of Orchard, Nebraska,
or. November seventh, at the age of
eighty years, seven months and
Mrs. L. A. Carter and Mrs. C. J.
Malone entertaned the members and
all former members of the Tuesday
club and their husbands Tuesday even
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C J.
Malone at First and Fremont streets,
at a seven o’clock dinner followed by
whist. About twenty-four guests were
Mrs. J. J. I nomas received a letter
Tuesday from her sister, Mrs. Jennie
Spicer, Orenogo, Missouri, from whom
she or any of her immediate family
have not received a communication for
over thirty years. The letter came to
Mrs. Thomas’ mother in Sioux City,
through the aid of the postal depart
Deputy Postmaster Will Martin has
decided not to winter in California this
year. Mr. Martin daily is dining on
strawberries picked fresh from his
garden. The strawberry bed, pro
tected only by a few fruit trees, so
far has not been injured by the frost
and contains both berries and blos
The fourteen year old son of Mr
and Mrs. Con O’Connell, of Emmet,
was thrown from a horse last Sunday
while riding horseback in the pasture,
and received a bump on the head that
rendered him semi-conscious for a
time. Dr. Gilligan was called and the
young man now seems to be alright
President Henry Waterson Tomlin
son has disposed of the O’Neill
Checked Club building to Grand Ad
viser of the Club Lewis Chapman. The
deal was consumated last Friday The
building has been rented by John
Kellogg who extpects to open up a
restaurant therein soon.
Grandma Holz, of Ewing, was given
a party and shower at the home of her
son, Carl Holz, o*f Tuesday evening,
November 13th, in honor of her
eighty-first birthday anniversary. Two
daughters Mrs Emma Finwell, of
Philadelphia, and Mrs. Minnie Cronin,
of southern Nebraska, were present at
The Catholic ladies card party and
dance at the K. C. hall Wednesday
evening was a social success. Frank
Biglin won the high score prize at
bridge an# Miss Marie McLeod won
the high score prize at whist. The
ladies will give another card party
two weeks from last Wednesday even
ing and everyone is invited.
Judge Robert R. Dicksojj is expected
home the latter jpart ef the week from
Osage,*Iowa, where he was called last
week by the illness o£ a sistef. Miss
Jennie Dickson. The sister is on the
road to recovery. Judge Dickson is
•returning by way of Lincoln where he
will visit his daughter, Miss Marjory,
and with friends in Omoha.
The barn on the Andrew Wytaski
farm southeast of Opportunity was
destroyed by fire last Monday after
noon. A good team of horses and
isome harness along with considerable
other property was burned Mr. Wy
taski and Dale Potts were on the place
when the fire was discovered but
were unable to save much of the con
tents of the barn. Mrs. Wytasld and
the children were visiting at Milford.
Mrs. George Bressler returned home
Tuesday evening from Sioux City,
Iowa, where she was called last week
by the death of her brother-in-law,
li uebert Buckingham, who was run
down by a truck last Thursday as he
stepped from the curb to enter a car.
Mr. Buckingham has been.in the real
estate business in Sioux City during
the past few years. Previous to go
ing to Sioux City he was employed in
a Plainview bank, and was ipost
mesler at Plainview for a time. Mrs.
Buckingham visits in O’Neill occa
sionally and had returned home only
recently from a visit at the Bressler
home In this city • Funeral services
were held last Saturday.
HOLT COUNTY CORN LEADS
MIDDLE-WEST1 IN QUALITY
Holt county corn is leading the mid
dle-west in quality this year and it
is probable that when the final figures
are in it will be found that the county
also is leading the state in the num
ber of bushels produced. Because of
the small quantity of moi^ure in its
corn as compared with that produced
in eastern*. Nebraska and Iowa, Holt
county com is commanding a premium
and topping the market at Omaha,
Sioux City and other grain centers.
Eastern Nebraska and Iowa com has
been grading No. 5 and lower on the
moisture test, while the lowest Holt
county corn has gone is No. 3, an<J
most of it now is grading No. 2, ac
cording to the grain men. This means
that corn from Holt county is in de
mand for storage, as the other first
must be put through the Uriers to pre
vent it from heating and molding.
“Holt county's corn crop is one of
the best and the largest in the state,”
says Manager V. B. Jones of the
O’Neill Grain company, which is hand
ling from three to four thousand bush
els from the country tributary to
O’Nteill, daily. “Tests for mosture
now are made here, just as they.are
made by the government grain * in
spectors at the primary markets, and
they show that very little, if any, of
the county’s corn is grading below
number 3. As the season is advance
ing the grade is improving as the crop
dries out, and much of our corn now
is grading number 2. Eastern corn,
owing to the wet summer and fall, is
not in the class with Holt county com
While the county never has posed
as the largest producer of corn in the
state, here are a few of the com grow
ers around O’Neill, with the number of
bushels of No.’s 2 and 3 corn they will
have on the market this fall:
E. F. Barnes, 15,000 bushels; Thom
as Cooper, 5,000; Oscar Newman, 10,
000; Charles Jenkins, 18,000; J. H.
Ritts and sons, 12,000; Hickey
brothers, 12,000; Joe Goeke, 8,000; F.
J. Dishner, 30,000; T. J. Donohoe, 15,
000;- John and Frank Murray, 15,000;
Naughton brothers, 15,000; W. G.
Armbuster, 18,000; H. R. Roseler, 6,
000; James Fleming, 5,000; Joe Souk
up, 6,000; Peter Claussen, 15,000.
HOLT COUNTY CORN
PICKERS MAY CONTEST
FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
It may be necessary for the O’Neill
Commercial club to hold an elimina
tion contest between Holt county corn
pickers to decide just who is the
champion corn picker of Nebraska.
While various counties of the state
have been claiming this honor for
favorite sons, three local men in the
territory tributary to O’Neill have
been plugging along without any brass
bands, each taking out and cribbing a
record breaking number of bushels of
corn a day. So good is each of the
three that it is very hard to judge be
Last Saturday John Davis, of Page,
believed that he had established the
record for the year when he husked
and cribbed 175 bushels of cron in
nine hours and thirty-six minutes.
John's claim had hardly been broad
casted however when James Kelly, re
siding northeast of O’Neill, came in
with a day's showing of 160 bushels
husked and cribbed in eight hours and
seven minutes. It is doubtful whether
any other husker in this state or Iowa
has equalled either showing so far
this fall. Alofcg with these two who
are claiming championship recogni
tion is J. M. Riley, shucking on the
Geers' place, the old Shea place, north
of town. Mr. Riley’s backers believe
him to be the best continuous corn
picker in the middle west, although
he has no single day's total as large
as either of the others. Mr. Riley has
bean averaging 147 bufhels of corn
picked and cribbed a day of eight
7"9'1"" »1W-"T'TIBT."in ..
hours for the last twenty ^working
days. Riley is working in com which
is only running 55 bushels to the acre,
owing to theexceatfpgly wet summer.
Davis /»nd Kelly are working in 80
bushel com, Which i* .a'liUre Jignt" be
cause of the WOtnesS. All three have
been using rubber husking mittens.
If any other> count* in the state ha
a husker who can equal the record of
any one of the three named gentle
men The Frontier, would be glad to
hear from them.
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