The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 27, 1923, Image 4

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The Frontier
D. H. CRONIN, Publisher.
Editor and Business Manager.
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tween publisher ar„: .-.bscriber.
Cyril Sauser came home from the
university to spend the vacation.
L. C. Peters is visiting with his
mother and sister in Omaha over the
Tom Joyce came home Saturday
from Hay Springs, Nebraska, to spend
the holidays with relatives.
Mrs. Agnes Oladson, of Omaha, is
visiting at the home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. James McPharlin.
Miss Margaret Wattles, of Lincoln,
is spending the holidays with her sor
ority sister, Miss Mariam Gilligan.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hancock, of
Casper, Wyoming, have been visiting
relatives here and at Inman for some
Miss Mary Phalin came home Fri
day night from North Bend, Nebraska,
where she is teaching, to spend the
Christmas vacation. s‘
James McPharlin is spending the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James McPharlin. He is at
tending school at Omaha.
Judge Thomas Carlon returned
home last week from Omaha where he
recently recovered from a serious
operation. The Judge is feeling fairly
well again.
Mrs. Frank Bowen received a tele
gram Saturday announcing the death
of her brother, William Simmons, in
Omaha. She went to Omaha Sunday
morning to attend the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Williams, of Tip
ton, Iowa, who have been visiting the
past two weeks at the J. M. Hunter
home, left Wednesday morning for
Greeley, Colorado. After a short visit
at Greeley they will go on to Califor
nia where they will spend the re
mainder of the winder.
Will Ross and Jim Boyle escaped
serious injury Monday evening when
their car turned over in the ditch about
three miles north of O’Neill on the
highway. W. G. Beha and son, Paul,
came along soon after the accident
happened and removed the car from
their person. No material damage
was done.
George McKim, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. McKim, of Opportunity, received
a badly lacerated face last Friday
evening when the Ford car which he
was driving collided with a similar
vehicle. Rumor has it that the light
ing system of each car was somewhat
defective. We understand the other
driver was not injured.
Tuesday was a beautiful Christmas
day in this part of the country. Al
though there was no snow on tho
ground everybody seemed satisfied
with things as they were. Those who
are spending the winter in California
have nothing on those who were com
piled to remain at home. The golf
course received considerable at
tention in the early part of the day.
Usual Christmas services were held at
the various churches in the early
H. J. Miller, of Basset, and J. H.
Boomer, of Oakdale, overturned in
their car at the intersection one mile
north of the cemetery Friday after
noon. Miller, who was driving was
pimied underneath the car but after
being extracted was apparently un
injured. J, H, Boomer received a dis
located left collarbone and several
fractured ribs on the right Bide. Matt
Ernest came along and brought them
to O'Neill where they received medical
r A. Y. CRAIG.
The remains of A. Y. Craig arrived
in O’Neill last Sunday from Portland,
Oregon, accompanied by his daughter,
Miss Ida. and by a brother, Dr. George
Craig, of Chicago.
Mr. Craig was about sixty-four
years of age.
The funerai services were held from
the Methodist church Monday after
noon at two o’clock, conducted by the
Rev. J. A. Hutchins, pastor in charge.
Interment was made in Prospect Hill
cemetery beside his wife who preced
ed him in death.
The deceased leaves one son, 0. G.
Craig, of near Chambers, and one
daughter, Miss Ida Craig, who has
been teaching school this year at
Hammond, Indiana.
Mr. Craig has made O’Neill his
home for a number of years. He still
called O'Neill his home although he
had been visiting among friends for
some time. At the time of his fatal
iUnesiMbejjjras visiting with a friend
The Star Sedan belonging to Glen
Anderson was stolen from in front of
the bakery last Thursday night and no
trace of the car has been found. The
car was insured.
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(Inman Leader. Dec. 20.)
Miss Vemice Kivett, eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kivett re
siding east of Inman, departed Wed
nesday for San Diego, California,
where she will be married about Sat
urday afternoon of this week to Mr.
Preston Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.
R. Riley, living south of Inman and a
former Inman business man, who is
now in the employ of a commission
firm in San Diego. The marriage will
take place at Los Angeles after which
they will go direct to San Diego their
future home. Both parties are well
known in this vicinity and come from
old and respected families and have
many friends here who will be pleased
to hear of the happy event and hasten
to extend congratulations and best
Last Saturday evening a miscel
laneous shower was given Miss Kivett
at the home of her (parents in honor
of her approaching marriage. There
were about seventy friends and rela
tives present and the evening was very
pleasantly enjoyed. Miss Kivett re
ceived many useful and pretty pres
ents. Refreshments we' e served about
eleven o’clock.
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(©, 1121, by McClur* bf»w«p«per Syndicate.)
MDUT, father, you are so unreason
" able 1 It’s Just because you have
lived on a farm all your life, and are
prejudiced against city people. Your
Ideas are so old-fashioned. Why, fa
ther, people In the city simply couldn’t
exist without automobiles, and as for.
Vaughn Norwood— Well, I’m sorry
to displease you, father, but I have no
Intention of ending my friendship with
After delivering this declaration,
Jane Witherspoon, with a defiant toss
of her curly head, returned to the
cookies she was skillfully cutting for
the baking pan. She had recently
graduated from college, where accord
ing to her father (rated the wealthiest
man in the valley) she had acquired
. The deacon’s strong aversion for
these “new-fangled" city things was
demonstrated by his emphatic refusal
to buy a car. The faithful mare, Roxy,
whom the deacon had raised from a
colt, he declared to be plenty fast
enough for him, as he had no inten
tion of endangering his life In one o6
"them thar road wreckers.”
Jane’s outburst was due to her fa
ther’s command that she never step
foot inside Vaughn Norwood’s car,
and, further, he didn’t want the young
“whippersnapper” to "sot foot on his
land." Jane had never defied her par
ent before, although she had many
times been exceedingly annoyed by his
exacting prejudices. But this was
more than even she could tolerate.
That night as Jane lay dreaming of
a wonderful motor trip with Vaughn,
crossing the country by gleaming lakes
and towering mountains, her father’s
agitated, “Jane, Jane, come quick
mother—v" shattered the dream Into
grim reality.
The girl was accustomed to such
calls, as Nancy Witherspoon, a deli
cate, tlowerllke little woman, had an
unruly heart. After a glance at her
mother, a brief test of the pulse, Jane
ran for the strychnine. Her brain
reeled momentarily when she saw the
empty bottle. No stimulant, and
mother . . .1 Like lightning flashed
the only possible chance of saving her
beloved parent.
Grasping the telephone, she called
the bearer of her father’s animosity.
"Vaughn, Jane speaking. Rush with
strychnine—your car—mother." Her
faltering voice told the story, and he
needed no further explanation.
Her father, suffering intensely, as
his wife was the Idol of his heart,
groaned in dismay when Jane dis
closed the empty phial.
"Oh, Jane, what can we do? There
wouldn't be time with old Roxy!"
Jane shook her head in negation.
"I’ve telephoned Vaughn, father, to
rush out in his car. He ought to make
It In ten minutes If he can get the
The man first glared at her, then
nodded his head in submission.
As he patted Nancy’s Ice-cold hand
he crooned, "Just hold on a few min
utes more, dear, Just a few minutes.”
She smiled at them wanly jmd Jane
worked over her almost frantically.
Would he never come? Nancy grew
paler and paler, her breath came In
fluttering gasps.
The whir of an engine, the door
opened and Vaughn handed Jane the
medicine. She quickly administered to
her mother. All enmity was forgotten
between Vaughn and Witherspoon in
their united efforts to revive Nancy.
After several hours, when life had
been restored and his wife was tran
quilly sleeping, the old man extended
his hand to the departing Norwood.
"Vaughn, I’ve been an obdurate old
codger. Boy, I caa’t thank you—"
Tears of gratitude trickled down the
elder man’s wrinkled cheeks as he con
tinued: "You've helped me keep »the
dearest thing in life to me, and Just
to get even with you I’ll buy one of
your ding-busted road-wreckers.”
When the Deacon drove out in Ills
new car and announced that Jane was
soon to become Mrs. Norwood, the
sewing circle hqld two meetings In
one week to fathom out how It ever
But the Deacon knew that “a friend
In need is a friend Indeed”—even the
Get your Sate Bills printed here.
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(Received last week.)
- Ralph Harris is back at his old job
in the post office.
Carl Kaiser is now selling autos. He
disposed of six in the past ten days.
CaSper Englehaupt has rented his
ranch at Dustin and he and son, Ed,
have moved to Anoka, Boyd county.
The firm of Bailey Steskal and Jur
jensoneier, Contractors and Builders
had a busy season since last August.
The Emmet Hay Co. is building a
large corn crib and also a granary,
both are 60 by 12 and can hold lots of
Father Jungles, of Stuart, and
Father Vandelaan, of Amelia, were
guests of Father Byrne on Wednes
day and Thursday.
Ross Harris went to Omaha last
Sunday and drove home a fine car.
Ross has the agency for used cars and
he sold two last week.
Will McCaffrey arrived here last
week from Denver by auto. Will has
been west since last June and he says
Emmet is rather slow compared to
Denver. He will again go west after
A number of Emmet people pur
chased new cars this month. W. P.
Dailey has a fine new up-to-the-min
ute Studebaker; William Moyer has a
new Chevrolet; Frank Fritton. Milton
Lawrence, Ralph Fritton and Charles
Wright have new Fords.
The ladies of the Methodist church
gave a bazaar and supper in the Nye
Schneider building last Saturday. They
took in one hundred dollars which they
gave to the Rev. Rassmussen for a
Christmas present. It was a thought
ful and pleasing gift to the Pastor
which he certainly appreciated.
Mrs. James J. Mullen and Madeline
Malloy underwent operations at St.
Catherine’s hospital in Omaha last
week. The latest rdport says that
Madeline is out of danger and that
Mrs. Mullen is doing as well as can be
expected as she had a very serious
operation. Both patients were accom
panied to Omaha by Mrs. Nina Malloy.
James J. Mullen and Mrs. Ulrich, of
Atkinson, the mother of Mrs. Mullen.
Mrs. Nina Malloy returned home on
last Tuesday.
^oionel James Connelly continues to
receive inquiries about his mysterious
ghost lights. The following letter was
received a few days ago by Mr. Con
nolly form a Dr. at Curtis who has
seen ghost lights similar to those lo
cated near O’Neill that are attracting
the attention of readers from all parts
of the country.
Curtis. Neb., Dec. 18, 1923.
Mr. James Connelly, O’Neill, Nebr,
Dear Sir: I saw the item in Omaha
newspaper of December 11th about
your “Ghost Lights.” How brilliant
are the lights and are they about
constant or is a change of weather in
clined to make a difference in their
intensity? Write me some details to
see if they correspond with some
others I know about.
Yours truly,
Curtis. Nebraska.
(Chambers Sun.)
Miss Lura Root, daughter of Mr.
anl Mrs. Rodell Root and Mr. Geo.
Ingles, both of Amelia, were married
at Burke, South Dakota, October 3rd.
They will make their home at Haw
thorne, Colorado.
While the rasin mash is brewing,
And the worm is in the still,
There’s a man a-digging for you
In the graveyard on the hill.
The annual meeting of the Shields
Township board will be held, at the
usual place, on Tuesday. January 8,
1924. Ed Murray, Township Clerk.
Eugene A. Morgan and Miss Lottie
Katsenberger, of Stafford, were mar
ried in Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednes
day of last week. They will make
their home in O’Neill.
L«\\ V
For white teeth and
a clean mouth. Just the
most delightful dental
preparation you ever
used. With. Klenso, chil
dren don’t have to be
urged at tooth-cleaning
time. Take a tube home
to try.
Chas. E. Stout
“The Rexali” Store
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(Stuart Advocate.)
Mrs. Runnels came to Stuart about
fifteen years ago, during which time
she has resided in Dustin and Stuart
vicinities. In 1918 her home was bro
ken by the death of her husband. In
1921 she moved to Litchfield, Neb.,
where she resided until her death on
December 5, 1923. During her resi
dence there her friends were numbered
by those who knew her. She was a
faithful member of the Methodist
church. She leaves her family, Ar
thur, Gladys, Ormand and Hilda; Ina
Bernadene having preceded her in
Her remains, accompanied by her
children, arrived in Stuart Friday
night, and were taken to the home of
Mr. and Mrs. F. F; Wefso. Funeral
services were held in the Presbyterian
Church Sunday morning at 10:30 and
interment was made in the Stuart
cemetery. A large number of friends
and former neighbors were present.
(Atkinson Graphic.)
Pearl Elizabeth, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. H. Tilton, was born at
Filley, Nebraska, November 26. 1906,
and passed out of this life at the
Stuart hospital, Thursday afternoon,
December 13, 1923, at the age of
seventeen years and eighteen days.
Deceased was stricken with acute
appendicitis and underwent an opera
tion one week preceeding her death.
Her condition was alarming from the
very first and on Wednesday became
more serious with no hope for re
She was a member of the ninth
grade class in our high school. Mem
bers of the class and other high school
pupils attended the funeral which was
held from the Methodist church, De
cember 15th. Pallbearers were chosen
from the school and flowers were sent
by her class.
She leaves to mourn her untimely
death her mother and father, three
brothers. Cloyd, Mearl and Clarence,
three sisters, Ruth, Marie and Thelma,
and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Clark and a large company of
friends. Funeral services were con
ducted from the Methodist church,
Saturday afternoon and intermnt in
Woodlawn cemetery.
The following article recently ap
peared in a Sioux City (paper and re
fers to a sister of Mrs. J. J. Thomas.
The sister was thought to have pre
ished in a blizzard many years ago:
Supposed dead for 30 years, Mrs.
Jennie Spicer, her husband and daugh
ter have been restored to Mrs, Spicer’s
mother, Mrs. McWilliams, who lives
six miles north of Sioux City on a
farm, through an exchange of letters.
Mrs. Spicer lived with her parents ;
in Sioux .City more than 30 years ago.
Desiring to make their fortune in a
new country, Mrs. Spicer and her -
husband, with their baby, set forth in
a covered wagon for Oklahoma about
30 years ago.
While on their journey, a terrific
cyclone was believed to have killed the ,
entire family. Mrs. Spicer subsequent
ly wrote to her mother in Sioux City. ,
but the letters always were returned j
to the writer unclaimed. Not receiv
nig any word from her daughter, Mrs, ,
McWilliams concluded that the daugh- j
ter and family had perished in the
During the long 'period of 30 years .
Mrs. Spicer and. her family were ]
“dead”, as far as the rest of the
family was concerned. But last week
Mrs. McWilliams received a letter from (
her daughter in Oklahoma telling her '
that the family was still alive. Anoth
er sister. Mrs, Dorsey, living on a :
farm north of Sioux City, wrote to
Mrs, Spicer, and received a reply, to- 1
gether with photographs of Mrs. 1
Spicer’s family.
(State Journal. Dec. 25.) i
i “I got the best Christmas present
of them all,” fervently declared Mrs. <
Viola Morgan when her son Chester,
who was serving a ten year sentence ;
in the penitentiary was released on
parole and allowed to go home for his
Christmas dinner and to stay ever j
after on good behavior. 1
, After a much contested legal bat
tle lasting the entire afternoon Dis- ’
trict Judge Santa Claus Morning be- <
came convinced that he was doing the
right thing by turning the hoy loose <
and did it. j
Mrs. Morgan, who has been trying
continually since her son’s arrest to ]
have him released, after driving three
hundred miles through the dead of
night was finally successful.
Letters from bankers, judges, sher- ,
iffs and editors in the boy’s home of '
O’Neill were presented and considered
by the court, and it was finally decided ’
that the boy who bore so good a name I
in his own community should be given
another chance despite the fact that i
he was guilty of highway robbery, his 1
first offense. 1
Chester Morgan was arrested No
vember 26, in Fremont, together with .
Floyd Barnhill, R. C. Carroll, McKin- <
•ley Dennis and Ward Hatcher. They ]
were returned to Lincoln and all five
entered pleas of guilty to having rob
bed George Gramley, a street car con- s
ductor. of $13.75 at the point of a gun ]
on the preceeding Sunday night. They
were arraigned before District Judge
Morning and all five given ten year 1
sentences. i
Morgan in his plea for a release 1
showed the court that while he was 1
guilty in the eyes of the law, he went
igainst his better judgment in allow:
ng the boys to persuade him to ac
■ompany them. He told them, he Said,
hat he didn’t want to be a party to
iuch an act but was led on by the mob
spirit that Iprevailed.
He took no active part in the hold
he claims but sat in hi3 car two
docks away from the scene while the
>thers “pulled off the job.” In stat
ng the terms of Morgan’s parole
indpe Morning stipulated that Morgan
lispose of his car, which in a sense
lad gotten him into trouble, and that
le follow some suitable line of employ
nent for five years. The judge also
idmonished him to refrain from bad
iompany and the formation of any
ncious or harmful habits. With these
voids he dismissed the prisoner and
le’ivered him into his mother’s arms.
“I’ve got the turkey all dressed.”
laid Mrs. Morgan turning to go,” we
nay not be able to make it tonight or
omorrow either but if we don’t we’ll
lave it the next day.
Percie Grass loaded a car of baled
lay one day last week.
Will Anderson filled a car load of
ihelled corn one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Streeter were in
3’Neill on business last Saturday.
Edward and Harold Grass are husk
ng corn for George Zealor this week.
Miss Alice Hamilton, of O’Neill,
dsited last week at the Charlie Grass
Miss Elsie Hamilton is visiting this
veek at the home of her uncle, Charlie
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Soukup auto
sd to the Rector Ranch near Star, last
R. P. Wagers had the misfortune of
laving a new tire stolen from his
?ord one day last week
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Morey, of Page,
tnd John Nichol and family spent last
Sunday at the Percie Grass home.
R. H. Murray, who has been work
ng on the Stanley Soukup ranch, has
'one to O’Neill for the winter months.
Miss Winifred Murray, of O’Neill,
tnd Miss Alice Larson, of Page, spent
ast Sunday at the Clyde Streeter
John Hayne and family, Tom Cooper
tnd family and Mark Slautter were
lunday visitors at the Will Anderson
Miss Mary Lush, who is attending
chool in Wayne, is spending a short
acation with friends and relative^ in
Peasant Valley,
The Pleasant Valley school closed
ast Tuesday on account of the severe
llness of Mrs. E. H. Smith, mother of
diss Faye Smith, who is teaching the
Peasant Valley school.
_Our Specta^lZEL^r^ad
1912 ELLEN ST.
Enclosed body type especially adapted to general light delivery 'work,
Body types to meet every hauling requirement can be supplied.
Ford Trucks Are Bought
On Performance Records
II you were to ask a hundred—or
a thousand — Ford truck owners
why they use Ford trucks in
preference to all others, they
would likely say, “Because the Ford
stands up.” •
They know that under the endless
grind of daily service the Ford stays
i . 1 i •
practically no expense lor repairs
or replacements. They buy to get
A few might add that the Ford it
the lowest priced truck on the mar
ket. But they would emphasize the
work this tru<£ does, not its initial
cost, in accounting for the fact
on me jOD montn in
and month out, with
very little mechan
ical care, and with
that there are more
Ford Trucks in use
today than all other
makes combined.
Dealer O’Neill, Nebraska