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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1924)
THE SHAMROCKS DEFEAT
EMMET HERE SUNDAY
O’Neill defeated Emmet here Sun
day afternoon 4 to 3, in the most
closely and hotley contested game seen
on the local diamond this year. Until
the eighth inning the game stood 3
to 2 in favor of Emmet, at which time
Persons, O’Neill pitcher, with two men
on bases hit a two-bagger which
brought in two scores. From then on
neither side scored, Persons retiring
his men in one, two, three order.
Mercer, first catcher for Emmet, suf
fered a broken finger in catching a
pitched ball in the third inning and in
the fourth Leo Carney, left fielder for
^)’Neill, sustained a compound fracture
of his leg when he collided with the
hubcap on an automobile standing too
cU»8£ to the wire-fence separating the
diamond from the auto parking space
at the ball park. Batteries:. O’Neill,
Persons ana Ford; Emmet, Allen,
Mercer and Troshinsky.
One of the features of the game was
a three base hit by Angst in the fifth
Strike outs: Person 15, Allen 5.
Following is the lineup:
Willging, ss Harris, rf
Dr. McKee, 2nd Mercer, c
Martin, cf W. Troshinsky, ss
Butterfield, 3rd Laws, 2nd
Carney, If T. Troshinsky If
Ford, c Allen, p
Person, p Tutton, cf
Beha, 1st J. Troshinsky, 1st
/• Angst, rf H. Troshinsky, 3rc
’ Whelan, If
O’Neill. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0—4
Emmet. 00100002 0—3
The O’Neill team will play three
additional games at home this week,
during the semi-centennial home com
ing celebration and three days’ racing
meet, July 3-4-5. The team meets
Atkinson the third, Spencer the fourth
and Emmet again the fifth. The base
ball games immediately follow the
On Thursday afternoon, July 10th,
County Extension Agent, F. W. Rose,
will conduct a caponizing demonstra
tion at the home of Wm. Englehaupt,
five miles northeast of O’Neill, at 2
o'clock. Everyone is cordially invited
to attend this demonstration.
NEW TRAIN SCHEDULE
East Bound— West B6und—
No. 6—2:15 a. m. No. 13—7:16 a. m.
No. 22—10:00a.m. No. 11—3:85 p. m.
No, 2—2:00 p, m. No. 3—11:25 p. m.
“HOME OF GOOD PICTURES”
“COOLEST PLACE IN .TOWN”
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Frank Mayo in
Comedy, Fables and Ghost City
-SUNDAY & MONDAY
* Irene Rich and Eileen Percy in
Comedy and News
-TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Dorothy Dalton in
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Gloria Swanson in
“MY AMERICAN WIFE”
“Virginian.” “White Flower.”
“Held To Answer.”
“Three Ages.” “Desire.”
Career for Girla
Poultry farming as .an alternative to
marriage has been recommended to
girls by M. Ambrose-Rendu in a letter
written to the Paris newspaper,
L’Oeuvre, the London Mail reports.
There are some hundreds of thou
sands of girls, says the oldest of the
municipal councilors, who cannot pos
sibly be provided with husbands, and
as all cannot wish to be typists, secre
taries or shop assistants, he suggests
that they should form themselves into
groups and rear chickens.
There Is, says M. Ambrose-Rendu, a
farm in the Oise department where
such groups would be warmly wel
comed, and the work Is easy to learn
and lucrative, ns well as Interesting.
“I know some young girls who are
working In this way and have Charge
of 500 hens,” he says. Girls who pre
fer freedom In the fresh air of the
country to a strenuous life in the city
might in this way form colonies on the
Innd In some of the beautiful agricul
tural districts of France and carve out
an excellent career for themselves.
A bedding of interest which took
place Wednesday, June 25, in Greeley,
was that of Jeanette Eileen Doyle of
Greeley and Clear C. Golden of
O'Neill. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. M. J. Feeney of the
Church of the Sacred Heart.
The bride was gowned in white satin
and chantilly lace. Her veil was of
point lace and tulle. She carried a
shower boquet of Ophelia roses and
white sweet peas.
Her sister, Mary Doyle, was her
only attendant. She wore orchid
georgette with a poke hat to match
and carried Columbia roses. Little
Mary Virginia Laughlin of Omaha,
cousin of the bride, carried the ring in
a Calla lily.
The groom was attended by Ivan J.
Kinsman, of Columbus.
A wedding breakfast was served im
mediately following the ceremony at
the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs.
Thomas G. Burke.
For the last three years, Mrs. Gol
den has supervised the girls’ physical
education department of South High
School in Omaha.
Mr. Golden is engaged in post
graduate work at Yale university. He
also teaches in the Rosbury school at
Following a western trip, they will
reside in New Haven, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Desmond, sister
and brother-in-law of the bride, and
Mrs. D. F. Laughlin and daughter,
Virginia, of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan J. Kinsman, of Columbus; Mr.
and Mrs. F. J. Dishner, and Miss
Miriam Golden, of O’NeiH, attended
.. (Nebraska Signal, Geneva, Neb.) ..
Glen Shively and Miss Ollie Medlen
were married at Enid, Oklahoma,
Wednesday, May 28, 1924, by the
county judge. They were accompa
nied by the bride’s mother, Mrs. J. R.
Medlen, and her uncle, Charles
Gracey. They are making their home
Mr. Shively is the junior partner in
the Medlen and Shively meat market
and the bride is a daughter of J. R.
Medlen, senior partner in the market.
The two families-recently moved here
The O’Neill friends of Miss Velna
Townsend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Townsend, of Spearfish, South
Dakota, former residents of this city,
was married at the home of her
parents in Spearfish, Wednesday,
June 25tih, to Robert Ernest Weir.
They will be at home to their friends
at Randolph, Nebraska, after Sep
Job Work—High Grade—Frontier,
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signed by the President on June 2.
The elimination of this tax affects all
long distance calls of 15 cents or more.
On calls for which the charges are from
15 to 50 cents, inclusive, the tax has
l been 5 cents and on each message for \
which the charges are more than 50
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| The Blow |
It That Came |
it to Lin Loo f
! t"',r'' ’ *
». By ANTHONY REIMERT A
^ i'jz-1, %Vestern Newspaper Union.)
\7L7K ALL took a natural Interest
* * In Lin Loo, chop suey restaurant
proprietor. In the first place, lie was
i member of the Presbyterian church,
and In the second he was the only
Chiirttmnn in town.
This Interest was naturally en
hanccd when there appeared on the
scene suddenly a pretty little Chinese
And it rose to boiling point when he
brought to the Rev. Mr. Sturgis Jones
a tiny baby to be christened.
It howled as lustily ns any Cau
casian infant when the water was
poured on it. That assured Lin Loo's
standing In the community. Thence
forward all Rocklngton took a pride
In its two Christian, civilized Mon
golian adults and Its one Mongol
United States citizen. The business of
the chop sue.v restaurant went up by
leaps and bounds. Someone, learning
that Lin Loo's deposit at the hank
was a heavy one, even proposed nom
inating him for village trustee. How
ever, as Lin Loo was not a citizen,
and couldn't become one, the proposal
came to nothing.
Spring brought its annual crop of
infantile disorders. Measles and
mumps—nothing to white children,
but dentil to Mongolians. Tlie little
baby sickened and died.
“It might have teen malignant
smallpox." aid I tool or Harrington.
“No one could have saved it."
inn inn lore up under me mow.
‘‘He's taking it like a white man and
a Christian,” said the Rev. Sturgis
“They’ll get over it when the next
one comes," said Mrs. Sturgis Jones,
with one of tlioae feminine glances
that are so significant.
Three months later pretty little
Mrs. Lin Loo was dead. She_ was
burled with the new-horn baby beside
her. Lin Loo was left alone.
Not a change appeared upon Ids
stolid, smiling Mongol face. “But lie
feels it,” said Rev. Sturgis Jones.
“Don’t believe for a moment that lie
hasn’t any feeling. These Chinese
have a wonderful power of self-con
Opinion was divided on that point.
But outwardly tills second blow had
left Lin Loo unscathed. lie stiil pre
sided over the chop suey restaurant,
his voice wSs still raised In the hymns
on Sundays. Whatever the inward
change, he had succeeded in conceal
ing his feelings from the eyes of tlie
“He’ll get another wife." suggested
Mrs. Sturgis Jones.
But no other Chinese bride ap
peared, and Rockington gradually for
| got the tragedy that had wiped out
the family of its one Chinese inhab
itant. However, t lie chop suey res
taurant continued to prosper.
Then an astonish'ng tiling occurred.
Loo was not in ids seat at church
one Sunday. And tlie restaurant was
The Rev. Sturgis Jones, going t>
Loo’s house to inquire whether lie was
ill, was forced to gain entrnno
through - the scullery window. He
smelled a peculiar smell, and discov
ered- Lin Loo lyinjT on a couch, undet
tlie Influence of opium !
Then and there lie preached him a
sermon on the Iniquity of Ids hack
sliding, hut Loo was too far gone tc
The restaurant continued closed.
For a week all the village vits ago?
to know what had happened to Liu
At C'* end of the week it wr? an
nonnfud dint tlie chop suey le.Ut.uran;
was to be taken ever by si o.impn
trlot. Loo’s house bail been su'd at a
knock-down price re, Aarons Lie local
And Loo vas going back to China
Fitmlly Use Rev. Sturgis Jones,
making another effort to probe to the
bottom of tlie my tcry. entered the
house—by the same scullery window
—and discovered Loo, dressed in rags
prostrate before what looked to him.
he said. su«pi~lously like a 'miniature
Compassion stirr, <\ him to pin a
friendly baml on I,in !.< o’s shoulder.
“Lin Loo," be said. “ onie dreadful
trouble lias come to you. You must
have faith. Won’t you tell me what it
Lin Loo looked at him with his eyes
full of tears.
“She have one stloke. She paln
iyssed," be whimpered. “Letter flom
“Who, who, Loo?" asked the Rev.
“My cousin’s glandmother.”
( All at Sea
A girl at a puulic library inquired
If “Tlie Red Boat” was in.
"I don’t think we have tlie book,"
she was told.
“Oh, excuse me," said die girl. “1
made a mistake. Tlie title is ‘The
Scarlet Launch.’ “
After a search tlie library assistant
reported that no book witli that title
was listed in the card catalogue.
“But l am sure you have the book,"
the girl insisted. Suddenly she opened
her handbag and produced a slip of
paper on which something was written
TlieD she blushed. “Oh, I beg your
pardon," she said. "It’s ‘The Ruby
Yacht,’ by a man named Omar, I
:$ Harrison |
| and Friend |
I Barlow !
X By MORRIS SCHULTZ X
19 24. Western Newspaper Union )
I HARDLY knew the printer who
lived In the next room at Mrs.
Sohweepe’s boarding houg’c. That is
to say I knew him intimately, when
he hnd been Imbibing, but he was apt
to forget me the next day. He kept
very much to himself, exeept when he
had been celebrating, and then he
was apt to expand much. But, ns the
landlady said. It didn’t happen often,
and Harrison was regular In his rent.
Harrison—a man of fifty-five, per
haps, lean, and gaunt, and gray. Spoke
with an English accent, too. He had
been a gentleman, was one yet. In a
way. Ilis futher, still alive, was u
big man In England—n general or
something like that, with a string of
letters after his name. He told me
that—four times. He was drunk each
time, so he forgot afterword.
Something that he had done in youth
had exiled him from the life that
should have been bis. What It was,
Harrison didn’t tell me, even when be
was drunk. Something unforgivable, I
Imagine, according to Ids code.
And f<^ a quarter of a century he
had been battered and buffeted by the
waves of American life, never accli
mating himself, losing ids British qual
ities without acquiring ours. It was
ties known better days, snid Mrs.
Schweepe of him. “I guess It’s the
memory of them makes him drink.”
Harrison never spoke directly of his
past, but Indirectly—when he was
drunk and came overflowing Into my
room at night—he told me about the
Towers, his ancestral home—I never
could pronounce the name. He
told me of Lord this and Lady that,
who appeared and reappeared *ln the
twisted thread of his story. And one
day—I hoped—I should be able to
piece it together.
Then come one meinornble night.
“He’s had a letter,” Mrs. Schweepe
said to 1119, "and lie’s drinking himself
howling drunk over It. Keep him quiet
If you can tonight. Tomorrow I’m go
ing to tell him I’ll have to raise
Yes, Harrison certainly was drunk
that night. He came Into my room,
staggering. But he wasn’t noisy drunk.
There was a quiet satisfaction In him.
“Barlow,” he said, "you been goo'
friend to me. I’m going back to Eng
land. Know my name? Sir Henry
Harrison." He laughed. “Old man's
dead. 'I’m going back to"—something
“Have a h—I of a time now, old Bar
low. All that’s coming to me. Five
thousand a year. Take you with me,
ole Barlow, because you’ve been goo’
friend of mine. And listen!”
He told me of a girl who had prom
ised to wait for him. He was sure
she was waiting still—she had sworn
she would—though he had never writ
ten or heard from her In all these
years. An old woman—but he thought
of her as a girl.
“You come ahing. be bailiff of my es
state, Barlow, ole man." he hiccoughed,
as he passed out.
He sang a little that night, but was
more quiet than of wont. I went to
business next day and forgot him.
The landlady opened the door to me
In the evening, “lie’s very ill," she
said. “Tlie doctor says he drank
enough bootleg whisky to poison a
regiment. He’s asking for you."
I went up to Harrison's room. He
lay on the bed. A strangely aristo
cratic look had come upon Ids white
face. He lay there with glassy eyes.
He was too far gone to recognize me.
Mrs. Schweepe came to the door.
“The doctor thinks he’ll die,” she wtils
HarriSon did die—at five o’clock the
next morning. Died without recogniz
ing me—so I lost lhat job ns bnllllY at
Something Towers. Died murmuring
one name over and over: “Edith.”
And then, “I’m coming, Edith. I’m
coming home, I guess." And then,
“Forgot. Mustn’t suy ‘guess’ In the
I saw him, when I had closed his
eyes, lying on the bed with that
strangely aristocratic look on his face.
I hunted for the letter afterward, but
there was no sign of It. There were
a few charred and unintelligible frag
ments In the wastebasket.
Harrison’s body was never claimed.
He was buried"at my expense, to save
him from the potter’s field, and Mrs.
Schweepe added her mite. I’ve often
wondered about Harrison—and the girl
Crime and Crowds
Linked by Writer
Give the average man or woman
plenty of sleep, good air, enough to
eat, exercise to keep the blood mov
ing, and a few friends for company,
and you havo, as a rule, an extremely
pleasant and kindly lntentloned per
son. Fifty per cent of all the crimes
committed, I firmly believe, are what
might be called crowd crimes.
You can see in a simple and articu
lated form what I am talking about If
you watch a bunch of horses In a
carrol or a paddock. Horses and peo
ple, since they are both, to begin with,
animals, have many traits in common.
Give horses a nice big sunny and,
In places, shady corral, or a paddock
with trees and running water, and you
will pee them behave In the most
Courteous fashion toward ope another;
b&L souflae thfiffi too closely and, like
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Dr. J. S.- Rogers, Specialist 1
DISEASES OF CHILDREN AND MATERNITY CASES I
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HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA |
city crowds, their worst instincts' will
come to the surface. They will not be
jostled, except by friends, and they
are not particularly amiable even
Only a few weeks ago I was stand
ing at the intersection of two of the
largest streets In New York, waiting—
like a countryman and a law-abiding
citizen, but like no one else—for the
traffic signals to be right for me to
croB*, when a very nice-looking girl
kneed nle In the back and, pushing me
aside, remarked, "Get out of the way,
you darned fool I”
To which I confess that I retorted
with the utmost fervency. “And I
hope to thunder you get killed I"
Reflecting about this afterward, I
came to the conclusion that such an In
cident would never have happened had
the girl and I met in the gracious si
lence and spaciousness of the Rocky
As a matter of fact—this Is no new
saying—the more you study animals
the more humble and thoughtful you
become. At first they seem—Just ani
mals; but the more you see of them
the more you realize that they are
merely blurred and confused replicas
of all your relatives and friends and
enemies and lovers. Give them a
chance and the most of them are nice
Even grizzly bears are harmless If
you refrain from annoying them —
Struthers Burt, In the Saturday Eve
FOR SALE OR TRADE.
1800 acres in Holt County, Nebras
ka, about twenty miles south of At
kinson, Nebraska, known as the Guy
Fetterly Ranch. Ben Fidler 408, F. L.
Bldg., Sioux City, Iowa. 3-8
Best on earth for the money.
2-t£ O’Neill Variety Store.
R. H. Muray purchased a Bluebird
Overland last week.
Claude Hamilton spent Sunday
afternoon with EdwaTd Grass.
Stanley Soukup, of O’Neill, visited
Sunday at the A. Soukup home.
Miss Pearl Clyde is visiting with
her brother, Willard, in Sioux City.
The Streeter families spent Sunday
visiting with relatives in Brunswick.
John Clasey and family spent Sun
day evening at the Tom Cooper home.
John Ballantyne and family, of
Page, visited Sunday at the George
Fink home. '
Mrs. Frank Snyder returned last
Saturday from a visit with relatives
A number of Pleasant Valley girls
took the teachers’ exams, in O’Neill
last Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. George Hayne returned last
week from an extended visit with her
daughter in Ida Grove, Iowa.
I Bert Fink and family and Russell
! Fink and family, of Ewing, visited
Sunday at the George Fink home.
The Misses Doris and Wilma Clyde,
of Sioux City, are visiting at the hotpe
of their grandfather, Will Clyde.
Alton Clyde and wife, and Will
Clyde and family visited Sunday at
the Frank Vroman home, near Vends.
Mr. and Mrs. James Henry, of Te
cuniseh, and Lloyd Henry, of Cole
ridge, are visiting at' the Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clark and son,
Clifton, of Sioux City, and Maurice
Shanahan, of Iowa City, Iowa, visited
the first of the week at the Grass
homes in Pleasant Valley and O'Neill.
SCIENCE SEEKS BIRTH
PLACE OF MAN IN
Andrews Again Heads Party Hoping
To Find Traces of Man a Million
and a Half Years Old.
Having established to t)heir own
satisfaction the fact that man existed
600,000 years ago, scientists will now
attempt to trace his origin back an
other million years.
Led by Roy Chapman Andrews, who
returned from Asia a year ago with a
nest of 26 dinosaur eggs ten million
years old, another expedition sailed
from the United States May 25th for
China. Thence the party will proceed
into the heart of the Gobi desent, in
Mongolia, where it is hoped a five
year search will reveal further amaz
ing secrets concerning the early life
of man, beast and reptile.
As in the previous expedition, the
scientists will rely on American-built
motor cars and trucks for transporta
tion, although roads are unknown in
most of the vast territory to be ex
plored. Mr. Andrews recently visited
Dodge Brothers factory in Detriot,
where five cars were being equipped
for the expedition. Mr. Andrews ex
pressed great satisfaction with the
new equipment and repeated that he
attributed a great share of the suc
cess of his last expedition to the re
markable endurance of Dodge Brothers
cars. These made it possible to ac
complish a 30-year task in three
years. In view of this experience it
was only natural that he should again
insist upon Dodge Brothers cars for
his next expedition.
Fifteen scientists representing
twelve branches of learning, chosen
from 4,000 applicants constitute the
While scientists differ on the sub
ject, especially since the discovery of
the 600,000-year-old Foxhill man in
England, Mr. Andrews is of the belief
that man evolved in Asia and that it
will be in the younger rocks of Man
golia, if anywhere, that traces of his
first activities will be found. He is
strongly supported in this theory by
such an eminent scientist as Henry
Fairfield Osborn who was referred to
by William Jennings Bryan, in their
famous debate on evolution, as “a tall
professor who comes down out of the
trees to push good people who believe
in God off the sidewalk.
“When we found the ten-million
year-old dinosaur eggs, we were ex
amining rocks older than humanity,"
said Mr. Andrews. “But now we are
going to the rocks where human re
mains are more likely to exist. It is
a gamble, but we think the prospects
In their quest the scientists will
push farther west than they have ever
gone before, working both to the north
and the south of the Altai Mountains.
As the beginning of exploration will
be made about 1,000 miles from the
nearest base, Kalgan, it will be neces
sary to organize with especial care.
Arrangements have been made for 200
camels to carry provisions ahead of
the motor trucks.
J. M. Seybold is the Dodge repre
sentative in O'Neill.
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