The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 13, 1923, Image 1
' • , **“ - . i nn j t_:_ ■ -_—— —r-»w --. *■ . n.—i ■ jj. *- - — *- • ■ - ~ — ' ... — — ..... i ■ , . VOLUMN YTTTT O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1923. __ -- __ -;-Your Christmans Dinner Whertvlooking over your list for that Christmas Dinner you must remem ber that quality must be considered. See BEN J. GRADY, The. Quality Grocer We have a complete line of fresh fruits and vegetables: LETTUCE GREEN ONIONS PARSLEY CELERY GRAPE FRUIT PEANUT BUTTER HONEY SORGHUM MAPLE SYRUP CUCUMBERS CRANBERRIES SWEET POTATOES ORANGES BANANAS LOGAN BERRIES GRAPES STRAWBERRIES RED CHERRIES RASPBERRIES TOMATOES We also have a full line of Mixed Nuts and Candies, at Berv J. Grady “Quality Grocery” LOCAL MATTERS. Attorney W. J. Hammond went to Omaha Wednesday. R. E. Carvert went to Omaha Mon day where he will consult a specialist. A daughter was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Pollard residing seven miles north. Will Ross came home last Tuesday! from Madison county where he has been husking com. Supervisor L. L. Larson of the First district, went over to Iowa last Mon day on a business trip. Elton William Clyde, and Rhea Belle Stewart, both of Page, applied on De cember 8th, for a license to wed. Miss Wanda Dillon, who has ben the guest of Mrs. P. J. O’Donnell, return ed to her home in St. Paul, Minnesota, Monday. A son was born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spencer, of Scottville, at the home df Grandma and Grandpa ' James Pinkerman of this city. Mrs. Ada Allen, on December 11th, filed a petition for divorce from her husband Vernon. She claims non support and desertion as the cause. Edward Hancock and1 Archie Bowen are the latest addition to the long list of radio fans in O'Neill. A. V. Virgin installed a set for each of these gentle men last week. J. N. Trommershausser and W. W. Bethea were up from Ewing Monday. Senator Brantley Sturdevant was down from Atkinson Monday shaking hands with O’Neill friends. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Virgin, of Utica, Nebraska, stopped Tuesday night with the former's brother, A. V. Virgin and Wifd. They were on their way to Bas set where they will visit Mrs. Virgin’s relatives. Supervisors L. C. McKim, L. E. Skidmore. Elmer Gibson and John Sullivan went to Omaha last Monday where they have been attending the , state meeting of the county clerks and supervisors. Henry Losher has resigned as the official driver of the Anncar mail route and Ellis McCan has taken the job for the winter. Mr. McCan has been mak ing his home with Mr. and Mrs. Rube Ballinger residing on the Hugh O'Neill ranch. Casper Herald, Dec. 8: P. C. Kel ley, one of the larger realty owners in the city, has returned from Fort Coll ins, Colorado, where he has extensive holdings in the vicinity of adjoining territory to the large Wellington gasser which came in recently. Roy Kinkaid and wife, of Wichita, Kansas; John Kinkaid, Jr., of Los Angeles, California; D. 0. States and John K. States, of Buffalo, Kansas; Clawson States, of McLouth, Kansas, and James H. States, of Kansas City, Missouri, are in O’Neill this week in connection with the settlement of the estate of the late Moses P. Kinkaid. In a letter received a few days ago from A. Y. Craig, who is confined in the Good Samaritan hospital at Port land, Oregon, he says that he has just gone through a very serious operation. He asks that The Frontier remember him to his friends. Miss Ida Craig is with him. Mr. Craig is in a very serious condition and may be com pelled to undergo another operation soon. Casper Herald: Mark Berry, con tracting driller, leaves Sunday for Tulsa to complete arrangements for the putting down of four wells in the Mid-Continent field. Mr. Berry has just closed his contract in Salt Creek and will engage in extensive operat ions in thair held with the improve ment of weather conditions next spring. , A number of the Burlington officials were shaking hands with the business men of O’Neill this (Thursday) morn ing. The party are traveling over the Burlington lines meeting the business men and shippers. The Frontier acknowledges a pleasant visit with them. The party consists of the fol lowing: Messrs. E. Flynn, Genral Manager, Omaha; F. Montmorency, General Freight Agent, Omaha; A. Cotsworth, Jr., General Passenger Agent, Omaha; E. M. Westervelt, Land and Industrial Commissioner, Lincoln; J. J. Col. Division Freight Agent, Lin coln; C. A. Burkett, Division Pas senger Agent, Omaha; N. C. Allen, Superintendent, Omaha; Ray Hurlbut, Train Road Master, Ferry. FROM CHAMBERS SUN. (Dec. 13.) Mrs. Herman DeGroff met with quite a painful accident Thursday by falling through an open trap door irjto the cellar, and dislocating her rigwfc ankle. Mr. Fred Jungbluth, who was taken to the hospital at Norfolk to be under Dr. Campbell’s care, cannot be oper ated on for a few days on account of his weakened condition. Mrs. Lura Root, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodell Root, and Mr. George Ingles, both of Amelia, were married at Burke, South Dakota, October 3rd. They will make their home at Haw thorne, Colorado. A lighted cigar, thrown by the roadside by some autoists passing the Matt Fillinger farm south of town started a conflagration but fortunately no hay stacks were burned as people soon quelled he flames. Fire of unknown origin started in Rody Adams house at about six o’clock last Thursday morning. A little fur niture was saved, but the house was completely burned. Rody was in At kinson at the time and his two boys were away from home for some weeks. Mr. and Mrs. John Ritterbush, who recently moved from near Sioux City, Iowa, had the misfortune to lose their new born baby, who lived only a day, and was buried on Friday, De cember 7th. The Sun joins their friends in extending sympathy. MRS. W. F. FINLEY. Mrs. W. F. Finley died in St. Joseph’s hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday evening, December 5th, following an operation for appendi citis, to which she submitted about three weeks previous. Mary Grace Donovan was born in Minnesota, in December, 1888. She was married to Dr. W. F. Finley, September 15, 1914, at McGregor, Iowa. She with her husband located at Lonsdale, Minnesota, where they remained until coming to O’Neill in August, 1918. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mary Joan, aged seven years, and Catherine Elizabeth, aged one year; her mother, Mrs. T. L. Donovan, three sisters, Miss Frances, Miss Gertrude, and Miss Ellen Claire, one brother, John, all of St. Paul, Minnesota. The remains were taken to Man kato, Minnesota, where they were laid to rest beside her father and a sister, Saturday morning, December 8th. The deceased leaves a host of friends in this vicinity who mourn with the sorrowing husband and family. MRS. W. J. MEYERS. Mrs. W. J. Myers died at her home in Stuart, Nebraska, Saturday evening following several week’s of illness with typhoid fever. Mrs. Meyers was a sister-in-law of Mrs. George Bowen of this city. STORY TELLERS OF NE BRASKA IN RARE FORM Chicago, Dec. 1.—The story tellers of Nebraska have had a great season this year. They have worked up some wonderful stuff. They seem to have had a contest and every man won a prize. I'hy have seen Bengal tigers and South American snakes; they have seen ghosts and prehistoric animals; they have seen rats as big as dogs and three-headed horses no larger than hogs, and they have seen a lot of other things. And they expect to be believed when I5*y tell about it, too. Whole com munities seem to have entered into the merry game of lying. Up in the Elkhom Valley they have been seeing a royal Bengal tiger. At the last reports the tiger had found himself a mate. By next summer there’ll probably be more tigers than cattle on the Elkhom ranches. Tiger started in around the town of Battle Creek and used to stand on the bold bluffs overlooking the Elkhom River and about sundown give out some awful yowls. Then he moved northward and at last reports was in the Devil’s Nest country. Up around the nest Ananias saw one of the tigers kill a 2-year-old steer, throw the carcass over its shoulder and make its getaway into the tall timber. Up around O’Neill, Nebraka, not so far from the tiger’s lair, Ananias has ' . At The Rest Room ■■■'— .. ■■■I.MI.I.II.I. I. | | II———A— I will show my new line of Ladies’ Wearing Apparel --at the REST ROOM -in the “Cook” building EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY until Christmas. I carry Ve-lete Company's all silk garments including Blouses Camisoles Sport Sweaters Combinations Jacouettes Netherbockers Sport Skirts * Blouses i Vests, Step-ins Petticoats Costume Slips Night Gowns Also Gents’ Neckties and Ladies’ Gents’, Boys* and Girls* Fine Hosiery MRS. P. T. WALSH O’NEILL, : : : NEBRASKA been seeing ghosts and lots of them, too. Two whole sections of land 1,280 acres, are just full of spirits which run around at night carrying big luminous balls of blue and green. Old-time gun men who can shave the left eyebrow off a scared jack rabbit at 100 yards and never break the rabbit's skin, have fired round after round at those lights with t causing them to waver or flicker. O'Neill, en masse, has gone ghost hunting night after night and has seen the lights, but has never been able bo catch one. The O’Neill postoffice is cluttered with letters from ghost catchers who want a sort of Pied Piper’s job of ridding.those 1,280 acres of spirits. But Ananias reports the ghost lights are just as plentiful now as they have been all the Bummer and fall. The travels of Mr. Ananias took him all through the Elkhorn Valley. At lpast, his footprints can be seen in several places that are widely separ ated. That South American snake was reported from up the Elkhorn. He was anywhere from ten to twenty feet in length—never less than ten. And as big around as a beer keg. Where he came from is not even con jectured. How Ananias knew he was from South America is not even an other conjecture. A number of times he was seen swimming down the Elk horn, or sunning himself on the banks of that stream. He had a whole town ship in terror. As for that rat the size of a dog. Ananias reported him down in south western Nebraska near McCook. His i tail was about four feet long and his teeth about four inches. Cats took to the woods when Jumbo rat came around. The prize production of the yeat, however, was that prehistoric marine monster that lived in a shallow little lake tip in the sand hills. The lake was half a mile in circumference. The animal was anywhere from 76 feet to 125 feet long. Its voice was like the siren of an ocean liner. It paid no more attention to bullets than to rain drops. It lived in a cave beneath the waters. It even appeared with descendants*, supposed to be one and two years old respect ively. Its mate had grown so large it could not get through the entrance to the cave and was forced to spend its few remaining thousands of years in the cave. It was so realistic that one man actually caught one of the younger moiisters and had it in a twenty-foot stock tank on his farm. So Mr. Ana nias said. * Half a dozen towns were in rivalry as to which owned that monster—and as to which could tell and authenticate, the biggest lies about him. Each town produced every proof—except the animal itself. That “three-headed horse about the size of a hog” story came from out around Kearney. The tnple-headed horse ate so much with its three mouths that finally the owner had to shoot him to Iprevent being eaten out of house and home. So the story goes. PradicL. ~ _ nts We are clc. ing out all ladies’ coats and dresses, also girls’ and misses coats and dresses during the holiday buying season at nearly one-half price. Big reduction in men’s overcoats. A BEAUTIFUL LINE OF HOLIDAY GIFTS It always pays to buy something useful. You can get useful articles at the Nfew Toggery. FOR MEN We have a beautiful line of dress shirts at any price from $2.00 to $8.00. Gloves Ties Mufflers Silk Socks Wool Socks Sweaters Leather Bag FOR LADIES WE HAVE Beaded Bags Leather Bags Phoenix Silk Hose (the best line manufactured, any price, all colors) Fine line of Handkerchiefs Ladies’ Gloves Silk Vests -[ FOR GIRLS WE HAVE Bracelets Beads Combs Mittens Novelty Cases ' • i l 1 Gloves Pearls , __i. It will be worth your time to come to our store and look our stock over before buying elsewhere. Our goods are all new and up-to-date. Nothing old in the entire store. O’Neill, Nebraska The New T< tilery M. S. Abdalla, Prop.