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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1923)
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MORE LOCAL MATTERS.
James Furley, formerly of Ewing,
but now of Chadron, has been shaking
hands with former O’Neill frienoi
Louis Stevener has purchased the
Christy Yantzi residence in the south
east part of town and has moved to
O’Neill from his ranch in the northern
port of the county.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ernest and Mr
and Mrs. David Riser drove up from
Milford, Nebraska, last Saturday and
are visiting at the J. U. Yantzi home
and with other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford B Scott will
leave Friday to be gone until the first
of the year. After attending the
Syracuse-Nebraska football game at
Lincoln, Mrs. Scott will go to Sa
betha* Kansas, to visit relatives while
Mr. Scott will go to New York City to
attend the Interfratemity Conference
held there November 30th and De
held there November 30th and De
cember 1st as one of the delegates of
the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
of which he is a national officer. He
will also attend, while in New York
City, a convention of editors of all
fraternity publications. Following
this he will be engaged in business for
the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity for
a month which. will take him to
various points in* Vermont, New
Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York
state, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Dis
* trict of Columbia and Virginia He
expects to spend Christmas in Rich
mond, Virginia. From December 27th
1 * 29th he will attend the convention
of his fraternity in Columbus, Ohio,
after which he will return home being
joined in Omaha by Mrs. Scott.
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break with the exception of about
thirty miles south of Sioux Falls. This
loup extends from Sioux City, Creigh
ton, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Min
neapolis, EauClaire, Wisconsin, Mil
waukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Indi
ana and Louisville, Kentucky.
When O’Neill is connected to the
high line the O’Neill plant, according
to President Henley, will be used to
care for a group of fifteen towns in
this vicinity that is expected to come
JAMES HARNISH HAS COPY
OF PAPER CONTAINING AC
COUNT OF PRESIDENT
James Harnish has a copy of the
New York Herald of April 15, 1865,
containing an account of the assassi
nation of President Abraham Lincoln,
the attempted assassination of Secre
tery Seward and appeal of President
Jefferson Davis of the Confederate
States to his followers.!- An article
under a Danville, Virginia, date line
of April 5 says in the headlines that
Governor Vance of North Carolina has
advised the submission of the south to
the terms proposed by President Lin
coln, and also that Jefferson Davis in
his last proclamation advises that
Virginia be held by the confederates
at all costs. Another account is of
the fall of Richmdnd and still another
of the details of the terms of sur
render imposed by General Grant. The
paper consists bf four pages, of six
columns each, and contains no display
advertising. There are several col
umns of reading notices and the
editor, James Gordon Bennett, even
apologizes for the appearance of these
as lending a commercial tone to the
publication. - The paper was presented
to Mr. Harnish by Clyde Bowden, who
found two copies in the effects of his
late grandfather. Mr. Bowden re
tains the other copy
IOWA HUNTERS WOULD
HELP TO SUBDUE
FEROCIOUS WILD DUCKS
■" — "1
Iowa sportsmen would assist in
subduing the flocks of ferocious wild
ducks which are terrorizing hunters
down in the vicinity of Cottonwood
lake After noticing an account of the
recent attack on Mr. John Bilsinger,
of Chicago, which occurred at the lake
last week, several of the Iowa men
have written to John L. Quig tender
ing assistance. The letters and the
account of Mr. Bilsinger’s sad ex
perience, (which aroused Jtihem, fol
Avdca, Iowa, November 20, 1923.
“Friend John: Enclosed find clip
ping from the Omaha Bee. We have
here a few bold, brave hunters that,
when they read that article they were
going to buy a ticket for O’Neill, Ne
braska. They are friends of mine and
I says: “Boys don’t you do it.’’ I
told them that I had a friend living
there and I would write him first and
get the straight of it. Now John, I
don't wish these boys any harm, and
if it is awful dangerous and they are
likely to get run over, or eat utp by a
flock of wild ducks I will try and stop
them from going. Father Albers
here was going to start immediately
but I finally coaxed him to wait for
an answer to this letter. Frank Nu
man was also on the war path, but I
got him cooled down; and I almost
forgot Mr. Ebersoll, “Skinney" for
short. Skinney Ebersoll for long and
Mr. Ebersoll for both, is another quite
brave hunter that was going to start
immediately, but I finally got all of
them to wait till I heard from you in
regard to their safety there.
H. E. LEACH, Sr.
Avoca, Iowa, Nov. 20, 1923.
“Hello, John: Are the ducks sober
yet? Advise Hub to keep his friends
away until after the ducks and geese
get over their celebration and the
Public Sale |
At Roberts Feed Barb In O’Neill, On |
Saturday, Dec. 1st I
7 Registered Mammoth Jacks
8 Head of Horses
' -7 Work Mules
TERMS—Twelve months and 10 per cent interest.
Wm. T. Trotter & Son
Moore & W*nser, Aucts. Nebr. State Bank, Clerk.
frost is off the alfalfa.”
“John Bilsinger, Chicago sports
man, is under the care of physicians
at the Double 0 ranch, northwest of
Cottonwood lake, recovering from
numerous bruisesmnd a severe buffet
ing received at the lake last week while
fighting for his life against the at
tacks of a flock of infuriated redhead
ducks and Canadian brant.
Mr. Bilsinger, inexperienced as a
duck huter, was shooting from a blind
well out in the shallow lake, when he
crippled a brant which dropped close
to the rushes, well away from him.
Leaving his gun in the blind he wadedT
after the brant and caught it before
it could get to deeper water. Areused
by its cries the flock, which had taken
flight, circled and attacked the hunter,
who because of his waders filling with
water was unable to get back promptly
to his gun and the blind.
The infuriated birds attacked him
with wings and bills in "numbers and
Ivere joifred by an incoming flock of
redheads that had been feeding in a
nearby alfalfa field. The battle waged
for over an hour and until Mr. Bil
singer, with his hunting coat wrapped
about his head to save his eyes, finally
reached the shore, from which, after
removing his boots, the hunter stag
gered toward the ranch house a mile
and a half away. The birds pursued
until frightened away by the baying
of a pack of wolf hounds kept by the
ranchman to chase coyotes, and then
made off. »
The incident has been investigated
by Prof. M. H. H oris key, a local nat
uralist, who has made a study of wild
birds and their habits. The professor,
after visiting the alfalfa field, ex
presses the belief that the unusual
action of the birds was due to their
feeding on frost bitten alfalfa blos
soms, the potentially of which as a
fighting liquor when made into a tea
long has been known to the natives.
Mr. Bilsiger's injuries, while pain
ful, are not serious.”
CHARACTER NEED IN FICTION
Fewer Complexes and More Personal
ities Is Essential in American
Scenes, Canby Says.
Character Is essentially what the
American scene has to otter the mak
ers of literature—character, the es
sence "of the novel (to which plot is
only a convenience), the chief ingre
dient of all literature not lyrical or
philosophic. The characters that have
escaped description so far in the
| United States! I know a dozen which,
1 properly interpreted, and transmogri
fied Into art, would be worth all the
realistic, arratlc, erotic naturalism in
a thousand book shops. Men and fPom
en are dying daily who would have
^ade novelists’ fortunes and been our
delight. Can’t we have fewer com
plexes masquerading as humans, less
social conscience, not so many clusty;
dirty details of suppressed fives and
more people of blood, gristle and pas
sion? Can’t we have more personality,
self-sustained and convincing, > \Vhlcb
embraces all true motives and in*
pulses, of‘being merely compounded,
of psychologists' terms? Can’t we
have men, women and children whose,
names we remember although we have,
known them only In a book? Russian
literature will not give them to us, not
at least our own brand; nor French,
nor British. The job waits upon Amer
ican writers. Perhaps in serene ojd
uge our younger goneration will find
the time to smile and do it.—Henry
Seidel Canby in Century.
“WINE” WAS SPRING WATER
An Explanation of the Split Between
Marshal Wu and Gen
The Peking correspondent, of KoU
nlsche Zeitung reports that everyone ia
China talked of this summer’s civil
war ns confidently as a Jihenlsh peas
ant talks of the next vintage.
He considers Gen. Feng Yu Hsiang
a coming man, and gives this curious
account of his alleged break with Mar
shal* Wu Pel Fu, whom he supported
against Chang Tso Lin in last sum
mer’s civil war.
It seems that Marshal Wu Pel Fu
was having a great birthday celebra
tion. His entire camp was en fete.
Such observances are always Important
in China, and in case of prominent
leaders are the occasion for political
demonstrations and the laying of polit
Wu Eel Fu Is a “lover of good
liquor.” His Christian lieutenant, Gen.
Feng Yu Hsiang, is a total abstainer
and a prohibitionist. Indeed, his army
of roundhead followers Is as white rib
bon ns himself. Among the gifts to
the marshal were naturally many cases
of wine, and especially* of Chinese
spirits distilled from rice.
When these wete opened at the mar
shal's birthday banquet, it was discov
ered that the offering from the Chris
tian general contained good spring
water. This caused some irritation,
and, added to other differences, has
made the two leaders enemies.
Written Language for Belgians.
In the ordinary way five natives of
the Belgian Congo do not wear any
clothing, but sometimes put on a hat
or a ribbon or carry a sunshade when
they are going to have a photograph
taken. This is considered a social
event. These black people are very
moral and live better lives than r mny
of the well-dressed persons In other
parts of the world.
Missionaries In the Congo have de
veloped a written language for the
natives by jotting dawn the sounds as
they fall from the lips of these deni
zens of the African forests. The wnj
they teach the natives Is to Instruct the
brightest among the younger men and
women, anil they in turn instruct the
“DOVER ROAD” WINS APPLAUSE
Hart Jenks, Richard Day and Fern
Hubbard Are Leads.
Lincoln Neb., Nov. —“The Dover
Road,” presented at the Temple
Theatre by the University Players last
night, met with the approval of a
highly appreciative audience. Many
times, the applause and laughter indi
cated the approval of the subtle Eng
lish humor and the ability of the cast.
The Dover Road is the route that
couples take to Calais when eloping.
Latimar, a wealthy and influential
Englishman has a house on that
road and it has been his hobby to kid
nap the couples, keeping them for a
week. If, at the end of that time, they
still feel that they want to continue
the trip that they started, he gives.'
them his blessings and sends them on
Hart Jenks, as Latimer, gives a
clear-cut, convincing character. His
personality and English accent dom
inates the entire play.
Richard Day, as Leonard, acts the
typical English lord in a realistic and
pleasing manner. "His interpretation
of the character'makes his portrayal
of the selfishness of Leonard, a prom
inent part of the production.
Miss Fern Hubbard,, as Eustacia,
presents the artificial and ‘doting
character of the wife in a ^pleasing
and clever manner. In contrast to
her, Dwight Merriman as Nicholas, a
modern Oxford student. Her arti
ficiality in bold relief to his frankness
emphasizes both of their parts and
lends further credit to their abilities.
The entire play was presented in
a manner that bespoke the careful and
skillful preparation of the directors,
Miss H. Alice Howell and Herbert
Yenne. The lighting effects, the
scenery, and the general atmosphere
of the play gave the audience a fine
appreciation of “The Dover Road.”
M. E. CHURCH NOTES.
The revival services continue with
good interest and an increasing at
tendance. So far this week the evan-!
gelist has been dealing with questions
of the future, such as the second com
ing of Christ, of future punishment;
and of heaven. I
On Friday afternoon at 3.45 there
will be a special service for the child-;
ren of the grades. They are invited
to the church direct from the school
house. Good songs and a special mes
sage for them.
Hear the word of the Lord:
God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son that whosoever
believeth on Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
Repent ye, and believe
How shall we escape if we neglect
■so great salvation. Heb. 2:3.
WOMAN’S CLUB NOTES.
The General meeting of the Wo
man’s club will be held at the club
room, Wednesday afternoon, Novem
r At this meeting, the reports of the
delegates who attended the state con
vention of, the Nebraska Federation of
Woman’s Clubs at Beatrice, last
month, will be given.
Much business of importance is to
come up at this meeting, and a large
attendance is desired.
The club room lacks much- needed
furniture. Any one having a table,
a desk, or floor screens, that they feel
they can donate to the club, call Mrs.
J. M. Hunter.
Any needed furniture donations well
be gratefully received by the club.
W. C T. U. NOTES.
The W. C T. U. met at the home of
Mrs. J. H. Meredith Tuesday, Novem
ber 2flth. After the regular meeting
Rev. Wood gave a fine talk to mothers,
and you who were not there missed a
Every member is requested to at
tend the next meeting, Tuesday, De
cember 4th, at the home of Mrs. E. F
Roberts. Mrs. Uttley will lead. Topic:
The W. C. T U. will have p food
sale at Ben Gradys store, Saturday
afternoon, December 15th. Contribu
tions by any one wishing to help this
organization will be gratefully ac
The Rummage Sale will be held in
the old Rest Room in the Cook build
ing on Friday afternoon, November
30th and all day Saturday, December
1st. Have your donations ready, Mon
day, November 26th; committees will
call for them.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors for the jnany acts of kind
ness and sympathy shown us during
our late bereavement, the death of our
husband and father.
Mrsk Catherine Wabs.
Henry Wabs and family.
August Wabs and family.
Miss Esther McAllister daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McAllister was
married o,n October 13th at Dallas, S.
D., to Mr. Earl Wilkinson, whose
parents reside in Colome, South Da
kota, where the young couiple will also
make their home, the bridegroom con
cluding a business there. Miss Mc
Allister had been spending the past
several months with her father on the
ranch south of Dallas but has spent
most of her life in Atkinson where she
has many friends who extend best
wishes for future happiness.
DEATH OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN.
John T. Elsberry was born in Will
County, Illinois, June 20, 1847. He
enlisted for service in the Civil war
at the early age of sixteen years
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orders for dressed Turkeys,
Chickens and Ducks;
F. H. LANCASTER
serving one year and eleven months
in the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry.
On the Price raid through Missouri
and Kansas he was in the saddle,forty
two days and nights and was at Kan
sas City when the surrender of Mor
gan, Duke and Cable with three thous
and men was received. He was a
faithful soldier and was active
throughout the period of his service.
His health#was undermined by priva
tion and exposure and he suffered from
wounds received during his service to
his country. He was given an honor
able discharge, He was united in mar
riage to Eliza Jane Boody at Kanka
kee, Illinois, pn March 23, 1874, resid
ing there for three years when they
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while living here that he and his wife
EGd Wltlit.bf BaPtist church of which
they were faithful members until their
departure to make their home in At- '
kinson, Nebraska, where they have
be^hjftftl; trrS!errin* mem!
Dersrixip to the M. E. church Hp hn«
been a faithful member and attendant.
He was a member of the Edward
Lenox Post No. 39, of Atkinson and
who rWhe V-ery few old soldiers
*ast passinS- After an illness
the f«llntlTm,rdayS fr0m infection of
109/ / t?? d*ed on November 10,
la,’ at h.ls hoi”e ln Atkinson, aged
76 years, 4 months and 21 days. Mr.
^as °f » kindly, friendly
nature and was loved by all He
ieaves to mourn his death a ‘wife
children Mrs. Francis McKee, Cham
S rhNe raJka; Mrs* Effie porter,
White Cloud, Kansas; Mrs. May Bee
Nebraska; Mrs. Grace
Buch, Clearwater, Nebraska* iuya
“?> “■»*;, O’Neill. Nebraska; J&
fLh NarceHus Stuart, Nebraska;
Earl Elsberry, Atkinson, Nebraska; a
brother Wm. Ellsberry’and a sister*
. argaret Preston, both of Marseilles,
Illinois. There are also thirty-seven
grandchildren and seven great-grand
children. He was a man who had
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