The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 03, 1924, Image 4
rim Frontier D. H. CRONIN, Publisher. W. C. TEMPLETON, Editor and Buisness Manager. Entered at the post office at vO’Neill, Nebraska, as second-class matter. One Year . $2.00 Six Months . $1.00 Three Months . $0.50 ADVERTISING RATES: Display advertising on Pages 4, 5 and 8 are charged for on a basis of 25 cents an inch (one column wide) per week; on Page 1 the charge is 40 cents an inch per week. *Local ad vertisments, 10 cents per line first insertion, subsequent insertions 5 cents per line. Every subscription is regarded as an open account. The names of sub scribers will be instantly removed from our mailing list at expiration of time paid for, if publisher shall be notified; otherwise the subscription remains in force at the designated subscription price. Every subscriber must understand that these conditions are made a part of the contract be tween publisher and subscriber. MORE LOCAL MATTERS. R. E. Simmons, of Battle Creek, Nebraska, was in the city Friday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Orville VanConnet, who reside in the eastern part of the county, were O’Neill visitors last Sat urday. a large class of children will re ceive first communion xit the Catholic church at Emmet on Sunday, July 6th, at the 8:30 a. m. Mass. Dr. Margaret Frost will leave Thursday for a month’s visit with friends in Omaha and Twin Falls, Idaho. Miss Ruth Roberts, who is studying osteopathy, will be in charge of the office. Miss Claudia Harper, of Mitchell, South Dakota, arrived Saturday for a visit with Miss Marguerite Carney. Miss Harper and Miss Carney taught together for the last two years in the Bonesteel High school. J. K. Aaberg left Tuesday after noon for Arcadia, Texas, for a visit with his family and where he will look after some business matters for the next three months before return ing tb O’Niell. Dewit Story, of Val entine, a nephew, accompanied him and will spend a year in the south. Inman Leader, June 26: Mike Peterson was thrown from a mowing machine while mowing the school house yard last Tuesday. He landed ' .i his head and shoulders and received injuries that will probably lay him up for a few days. The cycle blade struck a stump in the grass with sufficient force to throw him from the mower. Inman Leader, June 26: We notice by the Norfolk News of Tuesday of the marriage of Miss Lucretia Ark feld to Jack Harsch which occurred at Norfolk Monday morning at 8 o’clock at the Catholic church. The Arkfeld family formerly lived in Imnan and have many friends here who will be pleased to hear of the happy event. The groom is assistant cashier of the Citizens National Bank of Norfolk, where they will make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. Pat O’Donnell, accom panied by their two sons, Francis and Cecil and their daughter, Miss Mar tina, left Tuesday morning for an auto trip to the home of relatives about fifty milc3 west of Winipeg, Canada. They will be absent about a month. The boys recently returned from St. Marys, Kansas, where they have been attending school. Francis was grad uated from the high school this spring. *• No. 7 *J*he Father o? his Country’ Surely has Some variety of descendants " WHY NOT INVEVST IN AN “ARTIC” ICE CREAM FREEZER THEY FREEZE VERY RAPIDLY AND MAKES SMOOTH VELVETY ICE CREAM WITH LITTLE EF FORT. TAKES LESS TIME THAN ORDINARY FREEZERS. ONE GALLON SIZE ONLY $4.75 Bolen’s Store -1-- <•——* Rainmal Hurry Bowen reports .88 of an inch of moisture last Fiday evening. James Enright came home from Omaha Tuesday where he has been visiting relatives. Miss Mildred Riley and Miss Edith Kivett, of Inman, are guests of Miss Florence Malone during the races. Mrs. George Shoemaker and Miss Grace Joyce returned home last week from a visit with relatives in Iowa. Wilsio Harris, residing northeast of Page, was looking after business mat ters in the county seat last Saturday, Mrs. George Bressler is enjoying a visit from her father, M. Dibble, and her sister, Mrs. Maude Ogg, of Plain view. Miss Helen Rossiter, of York, Ne braska, came Wednesday evening for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Arnold. Prof, and Mrs. E. H. Suhr came up from Lincoln Monday for a short visit with O’Neill friends. They returned to Lincoln today. Rev. and Mrs. Minar Gerrard, of Bristow, are visiting O’Neill relatives and friends during the Home Coming and Race Meet this week. A son was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Joslyn, residing about fourteen miles north of O’Neill, at the Gilligan hospital in this city. Miss Delia Timlin came up from Broken Bow, Nebraska, Tuesday, where she has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Timlin. A small blaze around the chimney at the P. B. Harty residence Wednes day afternoon did some damage to the roof. Some damage was also done by water. Miss Florence Miller, of Fremont, and Wm. Gatley, of Denver, came Wednesday evening and are guests at the C. E. Stout home during the re mainder of the week. Miss Florence McCafferty came home from Omaha the first of the week to be present at the Semi-Cen tennial and Home Coming celebration being held this week. ,• Mr. and Mrs. F. F. VanAllen, of Kearney, came Monday for a few days visit with Mrs. Van Allen’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Berry. They returned home Wednesday. A ten-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gallagher, of Cas per, Wyoriling, at the home of Mrs. Gallagher’s parents, Warden and Mrs. W. T. Fenton, at Lincoln Monday. Dr. A. H. Corbett and sister, Mrs. Wm. Swigart, and the Pennsylvania bunch with whom they have been touring the Rockies, in Colorado, ex pect to reach O'Neill about July 10th or 11th. Evangelistic revival services will begin in the large tent on the vacant lots east of the Methodist church in O’Neill on Sunday evening, July 6th. Rev. August Gustafson will conduct the services. Kenneth Pound arrived here the first of the week for a visit with his family at the C. E. Downey home. Kenneth has been employed in a clothing store at Lavoye, Wyoming, for the past year. Tom Murray, of Dunbar, Nebraska, was in O’Neill Saturday on'Tbusiness, and incidentally shaking hands with a number of O’Neill people. Mr. Mur ray was president of the state bankers association a few years ago. The electors of school district No. 30, which is the consolidated school at Inman, voted Tuesday on the propo sition of dissolving the consolidated district). The vote was 32 for dis solving the district and 117 against. Among those who are driving up from Omaha today to attend the Three-day Semi-Centennial Home Coming and Racing Meet, are Mrs. M. Fitzsimmons and daughters, Miss Mary and Julia, Miss Mae Hammond and Jack Sullivan. Leo Carney, who was playing left field for the O’Neill Shamrocks last Sunday against the Emmet team, suf fered a compound fracture of his left leg when he collided with the hub-cap cf the S. F. McNichols coupe while endeavoring to catch a ball. Ralph Mercer, catcher for the Emmet team also received a broken finger during the game. Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Purcell, daughter Miss Louella, and Mrs. Charles Shay, departed Monday morning for an auto trip to Denver and Ft. Collins, Colo rado, and Gillette, Wyoming,where the ladies will spend a couple of months with relatives. Miss loin Purcell, who is attending a school of expression in Omaha and who spent the week-end at home, accompanied her parents as far as Clarks, Nebraska, on her way to Omaha. A family reunion of the children and grand-children of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Roberts is being held at the Rob erts’ home in this city. Twelve grand children are taking part in the cele bration; one sone of Herbert Roberts was unable to be here because of the stock and things at home to look after. Those present are: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Roberts and family, of Stanton, North Dakota; Mrs. W. L. Wolvington and children, of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Benson and family, of Norfolk; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roberts and family, of Sidney; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts, of Wahoo; Miss Ruth, who is attending school of ost Apathy, at KJirksville, Missouri. The gathering numbers twenty-four. L. PRYNE SERIOUSLY INJURED MONDAY L. Pryne, living in the northern part of Holt county, was seriously in jured Monday, when the truck, loaded with shelled corn, that he was driving missed a culvert on the Brownfield hill near Spencer and ran into the ditch. He was unconscious from 5 p. ra. until the next morning, but is re covering nicely now. Job Work—High Grade—Frontier. The Founding of O’Neill, By General John O’Neill (Continued from last week.) There are still other helps to the settler in this locality. There are pine forests sufficiently near, and of suffi cient extent to furnish p;ne lumber to the settler at reasonable rates. It matters not that others may doubt the existance of these pine forests.* 1 know that they are there, and Gen. O’Neill knows that they are there, for I have seen them. When the lumber is being produced from these forests, as I am certain it will be at no distant day, it cannot be otherwise than A Great Assistance To those who settle within conve nient distance. So much for the lo cality selected by General O’Neill for colonization by his countrymen. 1 have been employed in that part of the State for the past five summers, and have taken pleasure in reporting its advantages for settlement, but it fails to attract much attention, until gazed upon by the comprehensive eye of Gen O’Neiil, who realized at once its many advantages. It is still a mystery to me how -he came to visit ihis particular locality. The whole wide West was spread out before him like a map from which to choose, and it has surprised me much that he has found and settled upon these lands, that were overlooked by others, who were seeking as he eought. I cannot account for it otherwise than tlTat the great Ruler, who seems to nave es pecially designed him to labor effi ciently for the bci i ft. of his race has guided him to fields most favorable to his own ami his countrymoa’t future happiness and prosperity. General O’Neill is i stranger to me, I had met him but once, prevoius t > his present visit to Omaha, at O’Neill City. I Found Him At Work lviaKing nimsen rnorougmy ac quainted with that entire section of I the country. He has traveled over it in person, stopping at my camp with the men engaged in making the sur veys. He has slept upon the ground with no cover but the wagon box, eat ing such food as campers-out are compelled to eat, often going hungry, enduring anything, no matter how great a hardship, so that he might become perfectly familiar W'th the country, and able to represent it from his personal observations. I admire his course, and approve his undertak ing. It is for that reason that I am with you to-night, that I may add my testimony to his, and assist a worthy man, a worthy object and a worthy people, and help, as far as I am al.lo, the laboring man, struggling with the limited means to a place on the broad earth, where he can find a home and happiness. I will say further that my sympathies and hopes are strongly in favor of Gen. O’Neill. After having tried by the best light that he had. To Strike A Blow That would redound to the ameliora' tion of the oppressed of his native land—and failed, he had turned his attention to leading them, not against an enemy, not to slaughter’—but to a country rich in soil and natural re sources, where they can build up their own homes, and where they can live \ foedom, peace and happiness. M. S. Bartlett ( Brother in law of Clarence Selah, a established the Ewing Item.) The Editor of the Oakdale (Neb.) journal, on returning from a visit to Holt county, in the summer of (1874), published the following sketch in his paper: The Upper Elkhorn—Holt uounty As It Is Today, And A Glance At Its Probable Future. To the view of the tourist traveling up the Elkhorn Valley, new and beau tiful scenes are being continually un folded. From the time you enter the valley at Fremont, in Dodge county, until you arrive at the head waters of the Elkhorn, a general improve ment in the appearance of the country is noticeable. Through Dodge, Cum ing and Stanton counties no great transformation takes place. And yet to the careful observer a gradual im provement is manifest. Through Madison and Antelope counties the same change for the better is going on. When you arrive at range 10, in Holt county, you are at a point where if you have any of the love for the beautiful in your soul, you cannot but help pausing in your journey to gaze upon the wondrous beauties of the scene which stretches out before you. The line of bluffs which have stood guard upon either side of the river like an armed sentinel, for the one hundred and fifty miles you have traveled up the valley, have gradually receded in the distances and are to be seen no more as you approach the source of the Elkhorn. Like the ocean wave that rolls mountain high, they have bowed their heads until they are on a level with the elements around them, and now as far—and much farther—as the eye can reach, stretch out in one level, unbroken ex panse of green. Here section after section and township after township, with not one single foot of waste land,, awaits the hand of industry. What this country will be ten years hence, •^ecple familiar with the rapid settle ment of the western prairie countries, 'an alone conceive. Sketch of Holt Cottnty. Holt county is at present unor "anwed. It is bounded on the east by the counties of Antelope and Knox, on the west and south by unorganized territory, and on the north. by the Niobrara river. It lays jyest forty *wo miles from range 9, and extends forty-eight miles on the eastern and fifty-four miles on the western line, north and south, thus making one of the largest counties in the State. The Elkhorn river enters the borders of this county near the northwest corner ~f township 30, range 15 west, and flows in a southeasternly course, leav ing the county at a point near the center of township 26. The tribu taries of the Elkhorn in this county are Cache Creek and South Fork. The streams emptying into the Niobrara are Red Bird and Eagle Creeks. Con siderable timber is to.be found along these streams, and on the last two named, oak exists in considerable quantities. O’Neill City. O’Neill City, which is situated in township 29, range 12, about two hundred miles from Omaha, is the only laid cut town in the county, and will doubtless be selected as the point at which to locate the county seat, when the county comes to be organ ized. This town, although in embryo as' yet, is without doubt destined to be one of the thriving little citdes of Northwestern Nebraska in the not dis tant future. The gentleman whose name the place bears is doing wonders for this country. He is settling up this locality with sturdy sons of the Emerald Isle, who in years to come will not only build up homes and gain wealth for themselves but will de velop Holt county, and place her where she belongs—in the front rank of Ne braska counties. We venture the as sertion, and do it without fear of successful contradiction, that this place has the finest tract of agri cultural lands tributary to it, of any town in the State. This is a broad as sertion, but we make it in candor, and believe it to be true. Here for fifty miles, north and south, stretches out a country as level as a floor, and as rich as the finest bottom land. The soil, which is black sandy loam, varies from twenty inches to three feet in depth. One peculiarity about this country is the existance of hardpan. At no other point in Nebraska have we ever heard of the existance of this —in otheij States—common under laying to soil. What little was planted this year in this soil seems to have stood the drought much better than in other localities. i ne settlement ot xioit county really dates but a little over a year back, although Mr. W. H. H. Inman, the first settler in the county, and others, have resided here for several years. A year ago last June, H. H. Mc Evony and five other families from Wisconsin, settled in range 11. This, at present, with Gen. O’Neill’s colony constitutes the frontier settlement in the Elkhorn Valley. It will not remain .so long, however, as other colonies will probably settle further up the riven this fall. Water Power We believe the water power in the county to be unsurpassed in the State. Here limestone bottom is found in the river, thus making it easy and cheap matter to dam the stream. The river anywhere in this county affords ample power for grist mills, woolen mills, or in fact any kind of manufactories that the resources of the country may demand. Mineral Resources Along the streams limestone, soap stone and slate are to be found, thus furnishing a sure harbinger of the existence of coal. These minerals, with the exception of limestone, have been found upon the Niobrara river, and Red Bird and Eagle Creeks. We regard it as a fact that the day is not five years distant when coal in paying quantities will be found in more than one place in this county. The Future Of this county none but a vivid imagination can conceive. With thousands upon thousands of acres of rich lands, with timber in sufficient quantities for building purposes and for fuel, with coal, limestone and other minerals, and with capital and labor to utilize these, and what do we be hold? A county with an assessed valuation running into the millions, and whose exports shall form no in considerable portion of the commerce of the Valley. A county rich in agri cultural and mineral wealth, and one that shall stand without a peer in the catalogue of the best counties of the State. (Continued next week) SETTING HISTORY RIGHT. When Did Moses Die? Is The Ques tion Now Raised. (Valentine Republican, June 27.) (The following clipping is from the old files of the Thedford Herald, ap parently, and was reproduced in last week’s issue. It will furnish news to many people.) Hon. Moses P. Kinkaid passed away from earth forever on Sunday even ing, October 25, 1908, and was laid to rest in Grandview cemetery on Tues day, quietly, reverently and with res pectful ceremony. During almost two years of sickness he was brave and cheerful and his patient courage ad ded pathos to his unequal conflict in a losing battle, in . which he had the loving spmpathy of the people who honored him as a friend and citizen. ATTENTION MOTHERS. Big Juvenile Parade. Have your children enter the “Big l ittle Parade” on the morning of July 4th. They will come in baby car riages, on kiddie cars, scooters, roller skates, fast mail or express and if it continues to rain they may come in boats. Every child in O’Neill twelve years old and under is eligible. Everyone loves to see the children and this is their part of the entertainment. The line of march will be from the Public school corner going west one block, south to Bressler’s corner, east to filling station, south one block, crossing street, north one block to to Warner’s corner, west one block. For further information call Mrs. Morrison first ward, Mrs. Haffner sec ond ward and Mrs. Timlin third ward, Mrs. C. M. Daly Chairman or Miss Irenaeia Biglin. All country children welcome to take part in the parade. ^ - i » » .. »■ 1,11 i ■■ ■ i. i MWjMp [% QUALITY SERVICE MILK AND CREAM For Those Strawberries Delivered Morning and Evening THE SANITARY DAIRY J Phone 84. F. H. LANCASTER, Owner f™ " " 1 . *, Parts Supplies * Hemstitching The Singer Shop New and Second-Hand Sewing Machines All Makes Cleaned and Repaired W. A Guy, Manager PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 4th 11.00 A. M. Children’s Parade starting at school house. Double Quartette—Woman’s Club. Sole—Miss Margaret Donohoe. Patriotic and Reminiscent Address —Hon. Robert R. Dickson. Double Quartette—Woman’s Club Music by the O’Neill Band. GENERAL O’NEILL’S GRANDDAUGHTER TO BE GUEST OF CITY Miss Ruth O’Neill, of San Diego, California, granddaughter of General John O’Neill, founder of O'Neill City, will be the guest of the O’Neill Com mercial Club the three days of the semi-centennial home coming cele bration and three days racing meet. Miss O’Neill, who is touring the state by automobile, will arrive this morn ing to remain the entire period of the celebration in the city her grand father founded fifty years ago. In a letter to O’Neill friends Miss O’Neill states that neither her father nor her illustrious grandfather would forgive her, any more than she could forgive herself, should she fail to be in attend ance at the ceremonies commemorat ing the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the city. DRIVER FLED FROM “MESS OF WIDDERS" Possibly Remembered Tony Weller’s Warning. In n certain old New England sea port the toll of the sea throughout many years left so many widows that they formed an Important part of the population. Some of them, resident upon a street that though It possessed another name was never called any thing except Widows’ lane, even took a curious pride in their estate and rather resented the Intention of a new ly married couple to build a house on the one remaining vacant lot. “Being as we’re all widows on the lane, It don't seem suitable,” one of them explained to the bride, “nnd, lookin’ for’ard, your husband not be ing a seafaring man, there’s no reason to think you’d be left a widow any more likely than him to be left a widower. Still, if you're really set on coming, we’ll try and make you feel ns If you was one of us." Strange to say, -It was that kindly offer which Induced the bride to select a site elsewhere. She did not wish to feel like a widow; she never became a widow nor did she ever dwell in Widows’ lane. Kate Douglass Wiggln in her recent reminiscences relates that there was at the time she first took up her resi dence in Hollis a singular lack of men In the society of the village, says the Youth’s Companion. "Almost all the men had died in the Civil war, go»e West or left the little village for towns where there was more lucrative work to be found. I remember leaning out of my bedroom window one morning on hearing the sound of a heavy truck and saw that it was filled with split pine boards— ‘cut rounds’ and ‘stick ins.’ “ ‘I think you have mistaken the house,’ I said, ‘for we have ordered no wood.’ “ ‘Ain’t there a widder in this house? They told me to bring this wood down to a widder in Salmon Falls.’ ** ‘Oh, yes,’ I replied. ‘The widders are all right; It’s only the wood that’s wrong. I am the Widder Wiggln; my mother is the Widder Bradbury; the lady who owns the house is the Wid der Akers; but we don’t need wood.’ “ ‘Would it be for the house down the road a piece?’ “ ‘Very likely; the Widder Pennell lives there, and the Widder MacLeese at the end of the bridge; or, if you go up the street, the Widder Sweet lives In the white house, and the Widder Dunn across the way In the brick one. Shall I make a list and throw it out of the window?' “ ‘Land, no,’ he grunted. ‘I don’t want no list of widders. I’ll take the wood back to Clark’s mills, get the right name and have somebody else haul it over. A man ain’t safe in such a mess of widders,’ ” BE SURE AND BRING YOUR REMINISCENCES WITH YOU Oldtimers are hereby notified that they should not fail to bring their best reminiscences of the early days with them when they come to the big semi centennial homecoming celebration and race meet which begins today and, continues until Sunday morning. Sat urday, July 5, at 11 o’clock in the morning, a reminiscence gabfest is going to be staged at Doc Carter’s sod shack just beside the filling sta tion and the fellow with the best one is going to get a prize. Sam Wolf has been practicing up, down on the river, for several days, Pat Hughes is going ever his memories of the early days and two or three other of the oldtimers are reviewing and re burnishing some of their early ex periences. FOR SALE—BIRD DOG PUPPIES. —John McManus. 4-2p The Frontier, $2.00 Per Year. } It’s easy to keep your house free from fiie.j With CENOL FLY DE STROYER. Just spray it around. The flies fall dead* Safe and easy to use. Quick and thorough. For a health ier, more comfortable home,free from flies,use Cenol Fly Destroyer, Sold by Reardon Brothers Cenol Agency < ' - -■ " f |ove if blrtvi - -bleffed be the tie ~ that blmAf " THE MAKE OF YOUR CAR. Or the trouble makes no difference to us. The worse the job the better we like it. We are in a position to do good work and can save you money. Accesories. E. M. HAYDEN GARAGE O’Neill, Neb.