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VOLUMN XLV. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1924. NO. 7.
Look at The Prices
Gillette and Ever-Ready Safety Razors. 49c
Large Aluminum Colanders.-.-. 49c
I Large Aluminum Kettle...... 89c
Aluminum Dish Pans........ 89c
Large Granite Wash Basins.:. 35c
Granite Tea Kettles........ 98c
Granite Dish Pans .... 49c
Aluminum Percolaters ....„. 79c
Aluminum Double Boilers. 98c
§ Round Aluminum Roasters.-..*. 89c
Aluminum Water Pitchers ..... 98c
Chocolate Candy, per pound.. 20c
BOWEN’S RACKET STORE
Banker Edward Adams was up from
Mrs. Henry Bay entertained the M.
Y. O. B. club at her home Tuesday
About three-fourths of an inch of
rain visited this section of the state
John Addison, of Mineola, was
in the city Tuesday looking after busi
Miss Opal Ashley and mother went
to Omaha this morning for a visit
with relatives and friends.
Mike Mullin was fined $5.00 and
costs Monday in Judge Enright’s court
for being under the inbuence of liquor.
C. J. Barnum and Attorney R. H.
Rice, of Neligh, were looking after
business matters in O’Neill Tuesday.
Robert Harris, of Lynch, was fined
$10.00 and costs on July 5th in Judge
Enright’s court. Young Harris was
charged with intoxication.
Mrs. Belle Ryan, of Superior, Wis
consin, was visiting with O’Neill rela
tives and friends during the home
coming July 3rd, 4th and 5th.
The following officers were installed
at a recent meeting of the Camp: C.
P., Lloyd Gillespie; S. W., W. C.
Templeton; J. W., Ira Moss; H. P.,
B. T. Winchell.
The Stuart Advocate, July 10: A
daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Gardner, June 30, at the home
of Mrs. Gardner’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Shearer.
Mr. M. Martin and granddaughter,
Mae Mozelle Martin, went to Neligh,
Wednesday, to visit a few days^at the
home of their daughter and "Aunt,
Mrs. S. O. Templin.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pound re
turned to their home in Blair, Ne
braska, on July 5th, following an ex
tended visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Downey in this city.
Mrs. Earl Purcer arrived in O’Neill
last Friday, from Chicago for a visit
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. F.
Harrington. Mrs. Purcer will be re
membered as Miss Cleta Harrington.
Ewing Advocate, July 11: Miss
Sarah Cannon was taken suddenly ill
with appendicitis yesterday, and was
taken to Norfolk on the 10:40 train,
where she will undergo an operation.
The Ewing Advocate announces the
birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Jillson, of Dinuba, California,
Mrs. Jillson is the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bethea, of Ew
The Inman Leader of last week
stated that a family reunion would, be
held last Sunday at the home of Mr,
and Mrs. Levi Garnet, at Inman, at
which time all of the children would be
Martin Wendel, an employee of the
Burlington bridge crew, was fined
$5.00 and trimmings in Judge En
right’s court last Monday morning.
Wendel is charged with absorbing too
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kirwin and
daughter, Miss Helen, and son John,
of Gross, Nebraska, were visiting
relatives in O’Neill last Monday. While
here John took the cream testers ex
Ms. Ruth Goree, of Long Pine, has
been visiting at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Simonson,
for the past two weeks. Mr. and Mrs.
Simonson and Mrs. Goree drove to
Long Pine Tuesday.
John Burr arrived in O’Neill last
Saturday from Independence, Iowa,
and is visiting old friends and looking
after some business matters. John is
permanently located- at Independence
and says that he likes the town.
That the auto truck is fast taking
the place of the freight rain is force
ful brough to the attention of the pub
lic by the fact that 8000 head of hogs
were hauled by truck to Sioux City
last Tuesday, from surrounding towns.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Briggs and
children, who reside south of Bassett,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. En
nis last Monday. They were on their
way to Creighton to visit at the- home
of Mrs. Brigg’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Hammond accompanied ■ by
Francis N. Cronin and Thomas Griffin
departed Tuesday morning for points
in northern Texas where he will look
after some legal business. The return
trip will be made by way of Denver
W. J. Coleman came down from
Valentine Tuesday and visited until
Wednesday morning at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Downey. Miss
Ardis Downey returned home with
him for a vist with her sister, Mrs.
Inman Leader, July 10: Geo. Sum
mers, who lived near Inman a few years
ago with the Bertram family, and a
! brother of Mrs. George Rogers resid
ing south of Inman, committed suicide
last Thursday evening at the home of
his sister at Neligh by taking the con
tents of a two ounce bottle of car
bolic acid. Mrs. Rogers went to Ne
ligh Saturday to attend tho funeral.
I will sell at public sale at the Z. Skriver place, 1 */2
miles east and V/2 miles south of Emmet, beginning
at one o’clock, on
MONDAY, JULY 21, 1924
SOME GOOD WORK HORSES AND MULES
75 HEAD OF GOOD CATTLE
I HAYING MACHINERY AND OTHER ARTICLES
Free Lunch at Noon. Bring Your Tin Cups
TERMS—6 months’ time on sums over $20.00.
Z. Skirver, Owner
Jas. Moore and John Miskimons, Auctioneers.
J. F. O’Donnell, Clerk.
A twelve foot gutter is being in
stalled on the south side of Douglas
between Fourth and Fifth streets.
The north side of the street will be
equipped with a similar gutter as
soon as the work is completed on the
south side of the street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Malone and
daughters, Miss Florence and Miss
Mildred, left yesterday on an auto
trip to Boulder, Manitou, Colorado
Springs and Estes Park where the
family will spend a month enjoying
the western pleasure resorts.
Mrs. Georgia Rasley, proprietor of
the Royal theatre, accompanied by her
son, Warren, and daughter, Miss
Dorothy, drove to Norfolk Monday of
last week. Miss Dorothy went to Lin
coln where she is attending the sum
mer term of the state university.
Atkinson Graphic, July 11: Charles
Blinn^little son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Blinn, had one eye severely injured by
a firecracker on the 4th. Mr. Blinn
took Charles to Norfolk for examina
tion and which disclosed nothing more
serious than a severe burn about the
eye and the sight will not be impaired.
Mrs. W. H. Carrigg, of Sioux City,
was visiting with her father, Thomas
McLaughlin, and with her sisters,
Mrs. John Harmon and Miss Mary Mc
Laughlin, several days last week. Mr.
McLaughlin returned to Sioux City
with his daughter for an extended
R. L. Rice, of Gretna, Nebraska, a
Burlington relief agent, came up Mon
day and has been in charge of the
office this week while Agent L. E.
Downey is taking a week’s vacation
and auto trip to Martin, South Da
kota, where he owns considerable real
estate. A1 Richardson accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Sauers drove to
Fremont, Monday, whore they were
to be joined by Mr. and Mrs. Harr$
Radaker, of Newport, and Mr. and
Mrs. Gildersleve, of Fremont. The
party had planned to drive to Lake
Maddison, Iowa, where they will camp
out and enjoy a couple of weeks swim
ming and fishing.
District Deputy Grand Master R. A.
Snell, and corps of assistants came up
from Page Wednesday evening of last
week and installed the following of
ficers in the the I. 0. O. F. lodge: N.
G., Forest Smith; V. G., Wm. Swigart;
Warden, Roy Warner; chaplain, A. E.
Bowen; conductor, Geo. Bowen; R. S.
and L. S. N. G, Harry Bowen and Wm.
Myers; L. S. V. G., Clarence Zimmer
man; I. G., Ira Moss; O. G., Lloyd
Inman Leader, July 10: The special
election held in Inman last Tuesday
for the purpose of entering into a con
tract with the Minnesota Elecric Dis
tributing Co., to furnish electricity
to the inhabitants of the village at a
specified rate, and also for the pur
pose of disposing of the transmission
line between Inman and O’Neill, re
sulted in both propositions carrying.
The vote on the first proposition was
32 to 3, and on the second proposition
36 to 1.
Inman Leader, July 11: Conley
Coleman and family, who have been
at Excellsior Springs, Mo., for the
past few weeks, arrived here Wednes
day on their way home to Chadron.
Coney is in the employ of the Nourse
Oil Co., and has recently been pro
moted and expects to move from
Chadron to Hastings, Neb., where he
will have charge of the department of
Dutton & Son. The promotion carries
a nice increase in salary.
Dr. A. H. Corbett and sister, Mrs.
Wm. Swigart, returned home Satur
day evening from a month’s outing in
western Colorado, where they visited
all of the places of interest. They
were accompanied home by Mr. and
Mrs. M. K. Miller and Mrs. Oliver
Crawford, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
members of the party with whom they
made the trip. The entire party
chaperoned by J. M. Hunter will go to
Lake Andes some time the latter
part of this week where they will en
joy the pleasure of bass fishing.
J. (J. Hamsh went to Omaha Monday
morning where he met Lou F. Ettler,
of Omaha; Mrs. Alice M. Coy, of
Scotia; Mrs. Cain, of Fremont and
Mrs. E. F. Brailey, of Omaha, all of
whom are members of a committee
appointed by the last Rebekah As
sembly to compile a new code for the
approval of the next Assembly. All
cf the committee are past presidents
of the Assembly or past grand masters
of the Odd Fellows. The work of the
committee was completed and Mr.
Hamish (returned home Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Dugger have
been in O’Neill several days this
week, visiting with friends. They
have been stopping at a ranch north
of Bassett belonging to Mr. Dugger’s
mother, where Mr. Dugger has been
doing some repair work on the build
ings. They will return to the ranch
today,accompanied by Mrs. Ella Riley
and her daughter, Miss Thelma, who
will rusticate for a short time. Mr.
and Mrs. Dugger will leave in a
couple of weeks for Trenton, Nebras
ka, where Mr. Dugger will superin
tend and Mrs. Dugger will teach in
the city schools.
Leo Carney, wishes The Frontier
to extend his sincere thanks to the
many friends in this part of the state
vho contributed in any way to the
purse that was given him following
the benefit ball game Wednesday
afternoon. Leo suffered a broken leg
about two weeks ago when he ran
into a car while attempting to catch
a fly ball. Leo received three-fourths
of the money taken in at the game
amounting to $69.00 and Charles
Mercer was given one-fourth of the
gate receipts amounting to $23.00.
Mr. Mercer received a broken finger
in the same game in which Mr. Carney
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS WILL
ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE PRO
GRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN
Democratic machine leaders will
attempt to secure control of the so
called progressive movement in Holt
county by calling a mock progressive
mass convention in the near future
ifor the purpose of endorsing the
weaker of the democratic candidates.
For the purpose of giving the organ
ization a semblance of non-partisan
ship it is proposed to endorse one or
two of the republican candidates who
have no real opposition and who are
certain of election. The democratic
candidates to be endorsed will be ex
pected to outwardly support the can
didacy of United States Senator
George W. Norris, in the hopes that
his extreme popularity in the county
will likewise carry them to success^
AND O’NEILL METHODISTS
MEET ON BALL DIAMOND
The Presbyterian base ball team
came down from Atkinson last Satur
day and crossed bats with the local
Methodist team and were defeated 8
The batteries were: Atkinson:
Beckwith and Beckwith. O’Neill:
Bazelman and Hull. Bazelman gained
quite a reputation among the fans by
striking out fifteen men.
Following is the line up:
L. Fullerton C. E. Hull, c
R. Davis Joe Bazelman, p
L. Beckwith Kenneth Berger,cf
R. Beckwith Lester Smith, 2b
Rex Beckwith Ed Hull, 3b
W. Fullerton Ray Karr, lb
D. Beckwitlh Claude Johnson, rf
O. Fullerton Claude Kimbrough
V. Beckwith Morris Downey, If
Atkinson . 00102000 0—3
O’Neill . 32000000 3—8
“AIN’T NATURE WONDERFUL”
(By Uncle Pete in Omaha Bee.)
O’Neill, Neb., July 6.—There will be
no more racing of horses with trans
planted glands at the O’Neill race
track. The racing committee has an
nounced ^hat in the future horses
entered in the speed events will have
to wear their own glands, to avoid ac
cidents and complaints from other
horse owners. Owners caught switch
ing glands will be penalized the same
as those discovered “hopping,” or
“juicing,” their horses.
The racing committee’s new rule
was promulgated because of the scan
dalous action of Sapolio, belonging to
tihe Jack McKenna stables, in the
Beaver Flats derby the afternoon of
July 4. The race was a mile and a
furlong and some of the best horses
at the meet were entered.
Sapolio is the horse which Doc
Wilkinson nearly ruined last fall by
giving him some bucking-horse glands
by mistake in attempting to improve
his spirit. He attempted to rectify
the error this spring by grafting on
to the horse some jackrabbit glands
from a racing rabbit belonging to
Before moving to Beaver Flats Mr.
Harding had used the rabbit in cours
ing events at Oakland, California,
where it was trained to beat it across
the racing field when the dogs got
after it and to escape through a hole
in the fence at the further side.
Sapolio in several private trials
seemed to have been improved won
derfully by the rabbit glands and as
cordingly was entered in the Beaver
Flats Derby. He got away fine with
the other entries when the barrier
went up and made the first round of
the half-mile track without any
trouble arising. But half way around
the second time the yipping of the
jockies excited the lap dog belonging
to Mrs. Charley Laughing Horse, who
was watching the race from the tent
of her husband’s Indian show and the
dog ran barking'after the raeing
The effect on Sapolio was electrical.
Changing his stride from the easy
swing of the gallopers to the stiff
legged spring of the former owner of
his glands, he drew away in fright
ened flight from the closely grouped
contenders and distanced the others
when he passed under the wire the
winner. This was not enough, how
ever, and he tore on around the track
again until he discovered a hole in
the back of the fence, through which
he promptly sought refuge, badly
skinning up his rider and losing his
saddle in the attempt.
The racing committee awarded the
event to Sapolio but refused to accede
to the demand of the doctor and Mr.
McKenna for the entire purse because
the other horses had been distanced.
As a compromise it) was decided to
give second and third money to
charity and the new rule was form
ulated at the insistence of other
“AIN’T NATURE WONDERFUL”
(By Uncle Pete in Omaha Bee.)
O’Neill, Nebr., Jul£ 13.—The first
near fatality of the summer fishing
season in north Nebraska occurred last
Sunday at Cottonwood lake, when Bill
Martin of Beaver Flats was attacked
by a school of voracious pickerel.
Mr. Martin, who is a fisherman of
note and the winner of last year’s
championship of the Calamas valley,
had waded out well into the lake in
one of ite shallower sections and was
engaged in casting for the fresh water
sharkes with a spoonhook. After sev
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If our bank was only a depository,
we could get along nicely with a lit
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We have comfortable quarters and
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The Nebraska State Bank
eral pretty fair sized catches, he lost
his last spoonhook when it became en
tangled in a moss bed and he then
substituted a large and lifelike rubber
The imitation frog proved a great
attraction for a tune, but several of
the big fish in striking short became
angered at the imitation foisted upon
them, and in their rage attacked the
fisherman who, well out from the
shore, was immersed nearly to his
armpits in the water. Their needle
like teeth soon punctured Mr. Martin’s
breast waders and he became so
waterlogged that he was unable to
The noise of the onslaughter at
tracted other pickerel to the scene and
they in "turn attacked the well nigh
helpless fisherman. By slow degrees
however, he finally managed to work
his way into the center of the moss
bed, where the dense vegetation some
what interfered with the assaults of
the ferocious fish.
Mr. Martin's cries for help at length
attracted the attention of fishermen
at other points on the lake and they
camel to his rescue in a flatboat. The
rescuers finally succeeded in beating
off the swarms of angry and blood
thirsty fish with their oars and drag
ged the nearly exhausted victim into
the boat. Mr. Martin's wounds later
were given attention at the Beaver
Flats hospital, and unless infection
sets in he is expected to recover.
T. V. Golden distinguished himself
this morning by passing up the main
thoroughfare of this city carrying one
exceedingly large catfish and two
smaller ones which he extracted from
the waters of the east end of the
county last evening. Mr. Golden is
contesting for the title now held by
Admiral Zeb Warner.
OIL TESTS TAKEN
ON NELLIS RANCH
(Atkinson Graphic, July 11.)
A gas strata capable of producing
from 20 to 60 million cubic feet of gas
per day, with two oil-burning sands
below the gas strata, the two depths
running about 1400 to 2100 feet, and
2750 feet respectfully, are the findings
on the Nellis ranch about 14 miles
south of Atkinson, according to the
machine test made of the place by
Dr. C. Henry Cook, scientist and geo
logist of Omaha, Tuesday.
Wednesday Dr. Cook tested at the
Brady ranch and around Dora lake.
A special report on this test mil be
made later. The Doctor says it was
Very satisfactory. He will test north
of Atkinson, Stuart and O’Neill soon.
These testis, he says, are just to find
the general run of things for his three
locations to drill.
These tests were made with a device
that has to be set and tubed up, with
chemicals, and ranged correctly to
catch the sun’s rays. The work was
witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brady,
Frank and Rolland Brady, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Dobrovolney, Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Nellis, Gerald Nellis, Donald
Peterson, Dr. and Mrs. Young and his
mother of Wayne, Walter Jones and
Those who have observed the tests
say that it is interesting to look into
the machine and see the emanations
coming in and passing through magni
fied rays of light which make the in
finitesimal molecules visible to the
Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 12:
Fred Strube, O’Neill, 28; Laura
Stroner, Minburn, Iowa, 32.
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