The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, January 24, 1924, Image 5
JUST RECEIV ! A Big Shipment of the New Pathe Records that play on all makes of phonographs that use the steel needles. All the latest Hits. Price, 55c; 2 for $1.00 Bowen's Racket Store KC-KCKCKCKCKC SAME PRICE for over 30 years 25 Ounces for 25* Use less of KC BAKING POWDER than of higher priced brands. OUR GOVERNMENT USED MILLIONS OF POUNDS i KCKOKCKC-KC-KC r Bargain Sale on \ Hosiery To make room for our New Line of Hosiery, we have our old line on the Bargain Counter. Children’s 30c Hose .20c Children’s 25c Hose. 15c Children’s 20c Hose...10c Children’s 20c Hose . 10c Children’s 15c Hose. 5c O’Neill Variety Store W. W. ABBOTT, Proprietor NICHOLS ACCEPTS JOB WITH HANFORD Succeeds A. O. Elvedge As.. Superin tendant With Headquarters At O’Neill. (Norfolk News) G. H. Nichols, who for twenty-two years has traveled in Nebraska in connected with the dairy and cream ery business and who resigned his po sition with the Beatrice Creamery confpany last April, intending to go west, has accepted a position with the Hanford Produce company of Sioux City, Iowa, as superintendent of the O'Neill district which reaches as far west as the Rocky mountains. He will succeed A. O. Elvedge who be comes assistant manager at Sioux City. Mr. Nichols’ headquarters will be at O’Neill, but he plans to main tain his home in Norfolk. The O’Neill plant is a concentrating point for the company. An ice cream manufactur ing plant is also maintained there. Mr. Nichols started in the dairy business twenty-two years ago for the Harding Creamery company and travel, ed over Kansas, Iowa and southern Nebraska. ne was wiui whs company Duymg cream, selling ice cream and supplies until 1914 when it was necessary for him to leave the road on account of sickness in his family. After three years’ absence Mr. Nichols went back on the road and naturally took up the creamery line. While engaged in this work the governor offered him an appointment as state dairy inspector and he accepted it. Mr, Nichols then accepted employ ment with the Beatrice Creamery company and came to Norfolk terri tory. For six years he covered all of the territory in the east half of the north Platte district and had an ideal ojfportunity of seeing first-hand the steady development and the improve ment of the dairy interests. “Not in twenty years have I seen such an awakening of the dairy indus try, as there is now. Mr. Nichols said “the farm communities are awaken ing to the importance of the creamery and produce business on their farms. The farmer who used to look at the butter and egg and cream business as a very little side line and a thing which brought pin money to the women folks, has changed his mind. The hum ble cow and the clufcking hen have kept the wolf from the door and the cream check has come back to the farm as a messenger of releif more than once. It has pulled many a farmer out of the hole and it has done it so often that the cream, butter and egg Perfumed with the Wonderful New Odor of 26 Flowers \—,-- . -✓ F?ace Powder in its handiest, most economical form. Dainty ca\es of Face Powder Jonteel in charming little boxes that slip into your hand-bag. No spilling no waste. Exquisite shades—to match all complexions. Pomplete with puff, 50c [P. S. There*s a large lire Jonteel Beauty 1 Compact for the dreuing table, $1.00j C. E, Stout,The Rexall Store’’ -3 wr ■ * 9 ; . r * business is an important factor on the farm today. What was once con sidered as a small part of the farm product iB now a life sustainer. It is ready cash. The farmer is learning | that it is the little things, even on the farm, that count. “There is a strong tendency today on the (part of the farmers of north Nebraska to go into the dairy busi ness. Those who do it right are go ing to profit froni After looking the entire country over, east, north, south and west, I have decided that the north Platte territory has the greatest possibilities for the dairy industry of any part of the United States. Look at the thousands of acres of grazing land we have to offer. This land is practically worthless ex cept for grazing, but it provides that which makes beef and milk. The natural resources are in the north Platte territory. There is a big mar ket for these products. The ship ping facilities to market are now ideal. I predict a great future for the north Platte territory so far as the creamery and produce business is concerned.” In selecting X>’Neill as his head quarters, Mr. Nichols indicated that this will give him an Opportunity to travel into virgin territory and help to develop the business in which he is most interested the dairy and poultry business. Incidentally Mr. |Nichols who is an ardent fisherman and hun te'r, is highly pleased at the facilities for his out-of-door pursuits in the ter ritory in which he will be employed. HANDY FOR FOUNTAIN PENS "Filling Stations" Are an Institution on the University of Chicago Campus. What* do you do when your fountntn pen run? dry at the moat Inconvenient possible movirnt—as It always does? If you aiv a . uilent at the University of Chicago, you patronize the nenrest filling station; the campus is supplied with these quite as freely as the Lin coln highway with filling stations for the tourist. A penny in the slot ope rates the machine, and enables the owner of the most voracious pen to ap pease the thirst of his instrument. The machine works with self-filling pens and with the old style that fills from a dropper—provided the user has his own dropper. The dropping of a roln and the turning of the handle re leases the ink from the reservoir, and the fluid flows into the right hand well, whence It can he sucked up by the pen Itself or by the dropper. A slot In the upper left hand corner of the outfit contains a wiper with which any damage done by spilling or slopping may be repaired. If one drink turns out not enough, a second penny will, of course, turn the trick.—Scientific American. Island Devoted to Religion. Star island, one of the Isles of Shoals, ten miles off the mainland of New Hampshire, has been dedicated exclusively to a religious service, says the Detroit News. On its rock sum mit is a small gray stone church which was built In the year 1800. This has been used ever since as a place of wor ship, first by fishermen’s mothers, sis ters and sweethearts, who prayed for the safe return of their loved ones. During the last twenty-six years it has been a shrine for Unitarians and Con gregationalists. At ten o'clock each night long lines of men and women, carrying small lanterns, wend their way thither and, a churchful at a time, hung their lan toi ns on the walls and bow their heads In prayer or raise their voices in appropriate hyinns. Tame Deer in British Columbia. An interesting story comes from British Columbia by the roundabout way of the Yorkshire (England) Post, as follows: A settler took up his abode on a small rocky island. After he had been there a few days, a solitary deer paid him a visit He put down some cornstalks for it, and, later, It brought a second. Food was provided regu larly, and by the end of the year thirty were In the habit of coming, swim ming, as he learned, from the main land. The animals soon lost all fear, and clustered round the dwelling ns cattle might, some of the more daring knocking at the door to announce their presence. Quite Disappointed. She reached Newquay after dark and was met by friends who motored her to their country home on a hill side. The next morning she walked Into the garden, quite prepared to be as tounded by the grandeur of Cornwall. Down an avenue of tall trees she caught a glimpse of sky-blue water. "What is that water?" she asked. “That,” replied her hostess, proud ly, “is the Atlantic ocean.” “Oh, I had an idea It was larger.” WANTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT FUR-BEARING FROGS Judge Kirwin receives a telegram from the United Press wanting him to verify the story about the fur-bearing frog the account of which appeared in the Monday issue of the Omaha Bee under an O’Neill date line. Following is the telegram: Lincoln, Nebr., 12:34 P. M., Jan. 21, 1924. Judge Kirkin, O’Neill, Nebr. Is story Doc Wilkinson fur bearing frogs true? Does he seek court action prevent trappers molesting? Wire immediate, collect, verification or denial. Omaha Bee carried story, sought action, your court, protect frogs. United, Press. In reply to the above message, Judge Kirwin replied as follows: O'Neill, Neb,, January 22, 1924. United Press, Lincoln, Neb. No action has been started as yet in my court. JUDGE KIRWIN. Among the letters of inquiry re ceived by Dr. Wilkinson are the fol lowing: Osceola, Nebraska, Jan. 21, 1924. Dr. Wilkinson, O’Neill, Neb. Dear Sir: Noticed in the Omaha Bee what I claim to be one of the wonders of the Twentieth Centurv. Namely; (FUR BEARING FROG.)' Being Greatly interested in same, I wish that you would make me a price on a pair and how soon obtainable. _ Yours very truly, OTTO A. WEYMANN. Fremont, Nebraska, January 21, 1924. Dr. Wilkingson, O’Neill, Nebraska. Dear Sir: I notice an article in the Omaha Bee of Monday that you are propogating a furbearing frog. I am greatly interested in this discovery and wish you much success. The furbearing frog will revolution ize the fur industry if what you say is true about him shedding his coat several times each year. My brother spent several years trying to grow fur upon a number of frogs by crossing them with field mice but did not have very much luck and gave up the effort a few years ago. I am sending him the clipping of what you have done at your ranch up in Holt county and he will write to you later. My brother’s frogs didn’t shed their fur, or skin, because they did not ^produce a heavy enough coat I presume. I read about your gland trans plantation in the Omaha Bee some weeks ago and I believe that I will ship you a horse and mule which I want to experiment on as soon as the weather warms up in the spring. Wishing you much success in your fur production I am, Yours respectfully, DR. BEABOUT, This is the story that is causing al! of the excitement: DOCTOR WHO RAISES FURBEAR ING FROGS TAKES HIS FIGHT ON-TRAPPERS TO COURT. Doc Wilkinson of Beaver Flats, With Eye On Warmpth of Future Genera tions, Protects Hairy Croakers Who Crow Covering In Winter Time. O’Neill Neb., Jan. 20.—Doc Wilkin son, the zoologicial Burbank of the Elkhom valley, who devotes his time to experimentation when not minist ering to the ills of man and beast in Beaver Flats, has begun an action in Judge Kirwin’s court seeking to en join the muskrat trappers of the pre FORD TOURING CAR FOR SALE. —Walter Stein, O’Neill, Neb. 34-1 Public Sale I will sell at my place 16 miles north and 4 miles east of O’Neill, be * ginning at one o’clock, on Thursday, February 7, 1924 6 Head Horses. 8 Hd. Cattle V . " ' » . “Teddy” A Mammoth Jack, stands fifteen hands high, weight 900 lbs. 11 years old. An extra Rood foal getter. Farm Machinery, Etc. 10 Head of Hogs, weight about 175 pounds each. 200 Bushels of Corn and Some Hay FREE LUNCH AT NOON. BRING YOUR CUPS. 3ALE SATRTS AT ONE O’CLOCK TERMS—EIGHT MONTpS. ! E. D. HARRISON, Owner I COL. JAMES MOORE, Auctioneer.O’NEILL NATL. BANK, Clerk. I cinet from ensnaring his recently de veloped species of fur-bearing frogs. He is unable to gain relief through the fish and game laws, as there is no closed trapping season provided, and action for trespass is not effective be cause in most instances the frogs are captured after they have straypd be yond the confines of his Beaver Flats holdings. With proper protection until the species has gained a foothold the doc tor believes that he has solved the problem of furs for future generations when the beaver, mink and coney sa ble, which are fast disappearing, have become extixet. The fur-bearing frog was developed by the doctor through planting spawn of the common green frog in lagoons with hard pan bottoms, too far remov ed from other bodies of water for the adult frogs to migrate thereto. As a result, when cold, hibernating seasons come around, the creatures were un able to burrow in for their winter’s sleep and nature .gradually remedied the difficulty by providing them with a hairy covering, which through the first few years was very light. The doctor sped tip nature by destroying all but the most advanced specimens. The new creature, according to the doctor, is the only one from which it will be able to produce from three to four crops of fur and skins a year, for an indefinite period, without de stroying the animal itself. Each frog will produce several distinct qualities and grades of fur, varying from the prime one of the extremely cold sea son to the light one of the summer period, thus adapting them for various articles in the trade. The new frog does not hibernate and only produces one crop of fur dur ing the winter months. It sheds its skin at frequent intervals during the heated Iperiod, however, as does its less advanced relatives. The fur is the texture of the finest baby beaver and of a bronze and greenish tinge. ---__ PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS. The Public Library will be open each day except Sunday and Monday, from 2:00 until 6:00 to. m. MARY McLAUGHLIN, Librarian. I will sell at the farm joining O’Neill on the north. Commencing at 1:30 p. m. sharp, on Saturday, Feb. 2 30 Head of Cattle Consisting of 12 good milch cows just fresh or to freshen soon; 6 spring calves; 1 calf 2 month-old; registered Shorthorn bull, coming yearling; 1 good grade bull, coming yearling; 9 head stock cows. 65 Head of Duroc Hods Forty bred gilts eligible to register and bred to the first prize boar at O’Neill and Chambers fairs; bred for April and May farrftw; 25 head fall pigs. Part of cattle are consigned by L. W. Arnold, Chas. McKenna and J. B. Ryan. Hogs by myself. A few other articles. TERMS OF SALE—Eight months’ time on sums over $10.00 with approved security and 10 per cent interest. $10.00 and under cash. No property to be removed until settled for. F. H. Lancaster, Owner COL. JAMES MOORE, Auctioneer. O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK, Clerk.