The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 10, 1924, Image 1

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Semi-Centennial Home Coming
and Three-Day Racing Meet
Was Wonderful Celebration
Words are inadequate to describe
the Semi-Centennial Home-coming
Celebration and Three-Day Racing
Meet held at O’Neill last Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, July 3rd, 4th
and 5th.
The weather could not have been
better for the occasion if the local
committee had been in charge of the
making of it. The various committees
had each performed his part of the
preparatory work and on the morning
of the 3d everything was in readiness
for the celebration.
The city was prefusely decorated
with flags and bunting and presented
a gala appearance. The uniform flags
making a very pretty decoration.
The celebration was given under the
auspices of the O’Neill Commercial
club, who had entire charge of the
Home-Coming arrangements and the
Racing Meet. The morning of each
day was given over for the registra
tion and entertainment of those who
had come “home” for the occasion and
for the getting together of the old
timers from all parts of the county.
The program Friday morning began
with a band concert on the streets at
At eleven o’clock the Children’s
parade headed by Uncle Sam and the
O’Neill Concert band formed at the
school house corner and the children
m marched through the principal streets
of the city. About seventy-five boys
and girls were in line with decorated
buggies, wagons and tricycles, Shet
land pony carts and various other
modes of tansportation, then there
were Indians, clowns, flag carriers,
and a prairie schooner which was
very appropriate for the occasion for
which this celebration was in com
The ladies double quartette render
ed several vocal selections, Miss Mar
garet Donohoe sang two appropriate
vocal solos, and the band played
several numbers during the morning
Judge Robert R. Dickson gave the
Address of Welcome from the grand
stand on the court house lawn. The
address was replete with reminis
cences of the early days and the Judge
described the hardships that the home
steader and pioneer encountered dur
ing the settlement of the county.
The program __ Saturday morning
began with a band concert at 10:30
followed by a historical parade de
picting the early life of tlm county.
Among the features of the parade was
the old time prairie schooner, a band
of Indians, a freighter wagon, a log
cabin representing the first I. 0. O.
F. lodge hall, built in 1876, a car occu
pied by Sam Wolfe, the only charter
member of the local Odd Fellows, liv
ing in this vicinity, and a number of
other Odd Fellows, a car bearing llhe
date of the founding of The Frontier,
the old time stage coach and a number
of cars occupied by old timers.
Following the parade a number of
reminiscent talks were made from the
grandstand on the court house lawn
at which time Hon. John A. Harmon
, ably officiated as chairman introducing
Attorney James H. Hanley, of Omaha;
W. J. McNichols, head of the Bureau
of Securities, of Lincoln; Hon. T. V.
Golden, of this city; O. J. Moore, head
of a wholesale grocery firm bearing
his name, of Sioux City; each of whom
made very able talks relative to the
A balloon ascension and parachute
drop was made each evening from the
vacant lots two blocks west from the
center of town. The last night the
balloon did not rise high enough to
permit the rider to cut lose with the
parachute. In descending the rider
was bumped against the A. Saunto
residence and was slightly injured.
A fleet of three areoplanes owned
by and under the supervision of Roy
Page, of Lincoln, were here all three
days and amused the large crowds
with many of the latest and most dar
ing “stunts.”
Following is the result of the races
each afternoon:
Thursday, July 3rd
Pace, % mile: Sailor Boy, first;
Rex, second; Blonde S., third. Time
1:11, 1:12%, 1:09.
Running, %-mile:Rameo, first; Vic
tory, second; Golden Glory, third.
Time: 0:59.
Running: %-mile: Elsie Gould,
first; Fox, second; Cappy, third. Time:
0:37 1-5.
Running, %-mile: Blue Van, first;
Kirkwood, second; Mone Dale, third.
Time: 1:18 1-5.
Holt county horses, %-mile: Miss
Bagdad, first; Patchen, second; Dyna
mite, third. Time 0:52
Running, %-mile: Hazfl Dale, first;
New Model, second; Fay Delmer,
third. Time: 0:51%.
Running, 1-mile: Young Huxter,
first; Boreas, second; Dartey Belle,
third. Time: 1:48.
Friday, July 4th.
2:30 pace—Rex first, Blonde H. sec
ond; Sailor Boy, third. Time, 1:11.
Purse $125.
%-mile Maiden race—Burlington
Babe, first; Run Lady, second; Agnes
Huxster,third. Time 55 seconds. Purse
%-mile—Victor Won, first; Fay
Delmer, second; Goldie L, third. Time
59 1-5 seconds. Purse $125.
4%-furlongs—Hazel Dale, first;
Truant, second; New Model, third.
Time 59 seconds. Purse $100.
%-mile—Fox, first; Elsie Gould,
second; Cashier, thrd. Time, 25 sec
onds. Purse $50.
One and 1-16 miles handicap—Mont
Dale, first; Dartey Belle, second; Bor
eas, third. Time 1:64%. Purse $300.
Saturday, July 5th.
t2:30 pace: Rex, first; Sailor Boy,
second; Blonde H., third. Time:
2:10 1-5. Purse, $125.
%-mile running: Dexter, first; Babe,
second; Ronate, third. Time: 30 1-5.
Purse, $200.
‘/i-mile: Cappie, first; Patchen, sec
ond; Wild Rose, third. Time: 0:25.
Purse, $175.
%-mile: Darley Belle, first; Kirk
wood, second; Twelve Bells, third.
Time: 1:15%. Purse $2.00.
%-mile: Goldie L., first; New Model,
second; Truant, third. Time: 0:62
1-5. Purse, $125.
%-mile: Emily Waite, first; Dick
Bremdle, second; Sailor Boy, third.
Time; 1:03. Purse, $100
The following is a list of the old
settlers of the county who registered
in the “soddie,” many of whom now
make their home in tfities far distant
from O’Neill, but were here during
the ‘ Home-Coming” that they might
meet again their associates of the
early days:
Dates following names are the dates
of arrival in Holt county:
Frank O’Connell, Columbus, 1908.
Jack Sullivan, Citizen of the world.
M. F. O’Donnell, Dallas, Texas.
John O’Donnell, Omaha.
W. M. (Dago) Campbell, St. l>uis,
2315 Pine St.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bright, Los
Angeles, California, Sept., 1882.
Vincent Golden, Creston, la., 1887.
A. T. Whelan, San Diego, Calif.
T. F. Nolan, Bassett, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Murphy, St.
Louis, Mo., 6229 Washington St.,
March, 1885.
C. L. Harding, O’Neill, 1880.
Mrs. Anna Harding, O’Neill, 1874.
B. Shearer, Stuart, 1888.
C. W. Dobney, Stuart, 1889.
John Crellon, Stuart, 1884.
J. P. Golden, Casper, Wyo., 1883.
Ole Olson, Lincoln, 1903.
Cyril Erychleb, Spencer, 1882.
F. L. Latroe, New York City.
E. H. Tierney, Norfolk, 1912.
T. V. Norval and wife, Norfolk.
W. B. Stanton, Ann Carr.
Guy Mulhair, Lynch.
E. J. Kilmurray, Atkinson, 1877.
J. T. Butterfield, Star, 1879.
P. J. McManus, O’Neill, 1885.
Jack McManus, O’Neill, 1885.
Joseph Schollmeyer, 1884. *
B. T. Winchell, O’Neill, 1888. ^
Mrs. A. U. Kngpp, Broken Bow,
1897. i
Katherine Horiskey Miller, Salina,
Mary. Bill and Pat Lyman, Omaha.
Patrick O’Connolly, came to O’Neill
in 1874 with Gen. O'Neill.
William Enright, O’Neill, 1877.
Frank Connolly, O’Neill, 1874.
Pat Welsh, O’Neill, July 4, 1876.
B. B. Bay, O’Neill, 1888.
Mrs. F. Bergholm, Omaha, 1890.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Kite, Terra
Haute, Ind.
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Mrs. M. F. Libe, O'Neill, April 8,
J- J. Hunt, O’Neill, 1878.
Kinch' E*pid
A. S. Carlson, Litchfield, Minn.
Margante Duffy, Greeley, Neb.
, Madeline Duffy, Greeley, Neb.
James P. Cullen, Omaha.
T. F. Donohoe, O’Neill, May 1, 1879.
vy£VS,parks’ 0’NeiH, 1877.
S’- K Roberts, O’Neill, June 8, 1878.
Henson, O’Neill, Aug. 20, 1883.
12,W1880Ce R' J°hnson’ O’Neill, Sept.
^Mrs. Eliza Cain, O’Neill, April 18,
1874aHe Rogman’ O’Neill, March 16,
H. Murray, O’Neill, Mar., 1884.
t >SarSent> O'Neill, 1879.
J. B. Long, Opportunity, 1884.
G. A. Conard, Meek, 1886.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hough, Norfolk.
August Wabs, Spencer.
Luther Walson, Isabel, Okla.
231 1883 J* C’ Reichard' Stuart> April
W. P. Hynes, Greeley, Neb.
Mrs. Mary E. Lamason, Page, 1889.
Sam Lop, Sioux City.
Mrs. John Burns, Platte Center,
d Mi88oGustave Reider’ Gree°ry. s.,
Clark Hough, O’Neill, June 7, 1876.
Walter Tullis, O’Neill, 1882;
Mrs. C. E. Williamson. Settled in
Nebraska in 1859.
Ethel Barnes, Elgin, Neb.
John Russel, Clearwater, Neb.
F. E. Harmon, Norfolk, 1881.
Carl Storjohann, Phoenix, 1887.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Roberts, Sidney.
Mrs. 0. E. Ott, Dickson, Tenn.
Ed Jenkinson, Dallas, Texas.
A. J. Edson, Wanut, Neb.
Leslie Lee, Long Pine.
Floyd Farley, Bassett.
John M. Grutch, O'Neill, 1885.
John Ernst, O’Neill, 1884.
W. A. Moler, O’Neill, 1895.
Harold Green, Neligh.
Geo. R. Sanders, Scottville, 1880.
Dewey Darrah, Inman, 1883, Ord,
L. G. Greenflll, O’Neill, 1877.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ellswortih, York.
Fred Anderson, Ewing, 1883.
C. F. Kury, O’Neill, April, 1885.
Patrick Regan, O’Neill, Oct., 1*882.
J. J. Swartz, O’Neill, March, 1883.
Sam Wolfe, O’Neill, 1873.
Mrs.. John J. Machaley, Casper,
Wyoming, O’Neill in 1886.
18John J. McNally, Casper, O’Neill,
Mrs. James Crowley, O'Neill, April
29, 1876. *
Louise Sattler, Notre Dame, Ind.
Miss Louise Palmer, Atwood, Coio.,
O’Neill, 1892.
Juniata Miller, Salina, Kansas.
Mrs. Kate Dougherty, Scranton, Pa.
C. A. Grass, O’Neill, March, 1884.
Mrs. A. F. Spengler, O’Neill, Jan.
6, 1890.
Mrs. F. E. Samples, with parents in
Mrs. Wm. Cuddy, with parents in
James Triggs, O’Neill, 1881.
Mrs. W. T. Woolvington, Denver,
Herbert J. Roberts, Stanton, N. D.
J. A. Maring, Emmet, June 1, 1882.
Thos. J. Gaffney, Atkinson, 1881.
Joe Welsh, Emmet, parents in 1875.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hickman, Lin
Miss Mattie Kinzie, Bristow.
M. T. Elliott, Lynch, Oct. 25, 1883.
J. A. Pinkerman, O’Neill, 1882.
T. J. Bauman, O’Neill, April 29,
Mrs. Laura Karel, O’Neill, 1883.
Mrs. Mary Mullen, O’Neill, 1878.
Jas. A. Brennan, O’Neill, Oct. 4,
Henry J. Cook, O’Neill, Oct. 4, 1877.
D. H. Cronin, O’Neill, June, 1877.
J. M. Hunter, O’Neill, April, 1884.
Wallace Gray, O’Neill, Feb., 1906.
W. D. Bradstreet, May 16, 1879.
J. M. and Tim Brophie, Fairfax,
South Dakota.
P. J. Biglin, Aug. 16, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ricketts, Fre
Geo. W. Bradt, O’Neill, Sept. 18,
John Philinson, with Gen. O’Neill,
John Carney, O’Neill, April 14,
Bernard Doyle, Grand Rapids, Mich.
W. H. Dartt, Rapid City, South Da
kota, O’Neill, 1879.
W. T. Hayes, Atkinson, 1878.
Mrs. John Hunt, Omaha, O’Neill in
Walter Spengler, Seneca, Nebr ,
O’Neill, 1893.
J. W. Fullerton, Atkinson, with
parents, Oct. 1, 1883.
Walter F. Roberts, Wahoo.
Herbert J. Roberts, North Dakota.
James C. Graham, Emmet, May,
Frank Barrett, O’Neill, March 1,
Matt Cleary, Emmet, Oct., 1879.
Wm. F. Grothe, Emmet, March 9,
1887. '
C. E. Stout, O’Neill, 1895.
John Carr, Stafford, 1884.
Walter M. Burge, Omaha.
Charles Berger, O'Neill, 1882.
James Conley, May 12, 1874.
W. G. Townsend, Norfolk, 1871.
John A. Robertson, Joy, 1883.
M. F. Norton, to Neb. in 1867.
Miss Tyfil O’Neill, Norfolk.
Miss B. and Miss Dimple Good,
Paul D. Riley, O’Neill, 1880.
Smith Merrill, O’Neill, Aug. 10,
Frank J. Brennan, O’Neill, 1893.
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Moore, Sioux
City, Iowa.
L. H. Downey, Page, 1880.
Sherm S. Pittinger, Neb. in 1864.
Hugh O’Neill, Ann Carr, December
2 1878.
’ J. H.' Wade, O’Neill, 1878.
J. F. Root, Stuart, 1890.
Let’s Get Acquainted
It’s easy. Just drop in anytime and
say hello. Well be glad to meet you
and whatever advice we can give you
will not cost one penny.
In the old days, bankers used to
shut themselves up in private offices—
and they were as hard to see as a
potentate. All that is changed,
though, and nowadays your banker is
right where you can see him and talk
to him any hour of the banking day.
It’s that way at our bank, and a
cordial invitation is extended to call
The Nebraska State Bank
James Mullen, Caldwell, Mont.
John C. Mullen, Falls City, Neb.
Waldo E. Pilger, Plainview.
Cecil G. Pilger, Plainview.
Jack Milford, Omaha.
Miss Martha Braun, Huron, S. D.
W. H. Maskell, Ponca, Neb.
Ralph Baker, Brunswick.
Henry Thompson, Brunswick.
Cecil W. Gawen, Creighton.
Calvin Coolidgts, the sixteen year
old son of President and Mrs. Calvin
Coolidge, died Monday evening at
10:30 o’clock in the Walter Reed hospi
tal in Washington, D. C., following a
five days’ illness from septic poisoning
resulting from a blister upon his heel
which he received while playing
Abstracts of the assessments as
returned by the county assessors of
the state show a decrease over last
year in nearly all of the counties.
The total valuation of Holt county
for 1924 as reported to the state tax
commissioner by County Assessor J.
M. Hunter, is $28,642,025, while in 1923
the valuation was $32,239,745. Show
ing a decrease of $3,597,720.
George McFarlin, of Des Arc, Ar
kansas, head chef at Col. Phil
Ziemer’s Bell Hotel, arrived in the
city the first of last week to assist the
colonel in conducting the eatery at the
home-coming celebration just closed,
and later in the summer will accom
pany the hotel force on its annual
summer tour of the country.
Thirty children received first com
munion at the Catholic church at Em
met last Sunday at the 8:30 a. m.
The largest congregation that w»a
ever seen in the cnurch was present
on the occasion. Every pew was filled
and quite a number stood in the back
of the church and in the choir gallery.
All the children in the parish under
sixteen years of age repeated or re
newed their first communion. Thus
about eighty children in all went up
to the altar steps to receive com
munion. All the girls wore white
dresses with wreaths and veils. The
boys were neatly dressed in black and
each boy had a boquet of flowers on
the lapel of his coat. The children
showed excellent training. The choir
sang appropriate hymns during Mass
and Communion and Benediction.
Father Byrne gave a very impressive
sermon. The following children re
ceived first communion:
Joseph Malloy Blondina Welsh
John Cuddy Beatrice Welsh
James Coday Bertha Bruder
Bernard Coday Rita Cleary
Clement Cleary Cecelia Malloy
Bernard Pongratz Frances Heinowski
Anthony O’Donnell Rita Coday
Thomas Malloy • Velma Johnson
Jeremiah O’Connel Helen Malloy
Lawrence Murray Rose Malloy
Clement Cuddy Cleta Murray
Francis Tenborg Margaret Gallaghe
John O’Donnell Edna Heeb
Alexander Cleary Eileen Johnson
Helen McCaffrey Mary Murray
An Object Lesson
Observe the successful men you
know. All of them have simple living
This insures to them good health
and the quick perception that enables
them to quickly grasp good opportu
This bank carries no indebtedness
of officers or stockholders.
Resources over $600,000.00
O’Neill National