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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 21, 1924)
VOLUMN XLV. O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1924. NO. 12.
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John G. Bauer, of Ewing, was an
O’Neill visitor Tuesday
Miss Rose Saunto came home last
week from a visit with friends in Sioux
Clarence Wrede received a broken
tight arm recently while in the act of
cranking a 4d.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Klinglcr, of At- 1
kinson, were transacting business in
Mrs. W. J. Douglas and* Miss
Catherine Douglas, of Atkinson, were
O’Neill visiters Monday.
H. B. Hubbard, daughter, Miss Fern
and son, Bert, drove to Lincoln Tues
day, for a few days visit.
Eli Abdouch suffered a broken knee
when he stepped from the curb on
Douglas street and fell, one day last
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. John Hoffman, residing about
seven miles south of O’Neill, last
P. J. McManus returned home last
Friday from a business trip to the
eastern markets in the interest of his
Dr. Edward J. Oxford has been
awarded a patent upon an emergency
jack, according to reports received
from the patent office.
Miss Dorothy Davidson went to j
Buffalo Gap, South Dakota, last Fri
day for a visit with her brother and j
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davidson.
A short time after The Frontier was j
published last week the price of gaso
line dropped to 18c per gallon from
the peak price of 20. Another drop of
2c would not be out of place.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shultz, who pur
chased the William Fallon residence
property recently, have returned from
Neligh to O’Neill to make their future
home. They arrived Monday.
Floyd Pilger has purchased theVresi
dence property of Frank Connolly in
the west part of O’Neill. Mr. Con
nolly expects to dispose of his personal*
property here and will later join his
wife in New York City.
John Carr was in Omaha last week
Plainview News, August 13: Mike
Devlin went to Norfolk, Monday noon
and after spending several days in the
office of the Norfolk Poultry Company,
will leave for Albion, Nebraska, where
he will take charge of a branch house
for that company.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Murray and
laughters, Miss Winifred and Mrs.
Clyde Streeter and baby Elaine, left
for Long Pine Tuesday morning by
auto for a week’s outing at the park,
llso to visit their daughter, Mrs. J. E.
Miss Esther Tomlinson cameupfrom
Dmaha Fiiday to visit her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. George Tomlinson of
Mineola, and other relatives. Miss
Esther won a scholarship on an essay
some months ago, and will go back
to Omaha in a few weeks to take up
Judge and Mrs. J. J. Harrington
irove up to Racine, Wisconsin, early
last week for a visit at the home of
their daughter, Mrs. E. F. Buelow.
They expect to accompany Mr. and
Mrs. Buelow on a camping trip to the
lakes in the northern part of Wiscon
sin. They will bt gone about a month.
John Carson, residing in the north
ern part of the county, suffered a dis
located shoulder during the ball game
it the old settlers picnic in the Hudson
grove last Thursday afternoon. Mr.
Carson was brought to O’Neill and
given medical attention. The follow
ng morning he was taken to the Lynch
hospital where it was found that the
shoulder was again out of place.
Col. Mose T. Elliott, for many years
a prominent rancher and one of the
most popular auctioneers of the Scott
ville country, but who in late years
has resided in Lynch, was shaking
hands with old time friends in O’Neill
Tuesday. Mose, who claims to have
a sprinkling of superhuman power,
says that the frost will be unusually
late this year, and bases his deduc
tions upon the fact that the cockle
burrs are just forming, and according
to Mose no one has ever heard of a
cockleburr ever being caught by the
frost before they are ripe.
How Is It With
Some men look ahead only a
nickel’s wjith at a t/ime.
However, he who really succeeds
in life is looking ahead in hundreds
This oank can help you sees ahead.
This bank carries no indebtedness
of officers or stockholders.
Resources over $(500,000.00
• The teachers institute will be held
September 11th and 12th.
Ed Graham was taken to Omaha
last week suffering with gall stones.
Martin Cronin left last Saturday
for New York City where he will
make his future home.
Mr3. R. E. Calvert returned from the
hospital in Omaha, Monday, much im
proved in health.
Ralph Mills arrived home Wednes
day from the west where he has been
working during the past few months.
Miss Mildred and Miss Lena Riley,
of Inman, came Saturday and were the
guests ot Miss Ruth Barnard until
Mrs. Tom Quinn returned home
Tuesday from Creighton where she
has been visiting with her daughter,
Mrs. Richard Ragan.
Mrs. George Bressler and daughter,
Miss Nona, went to Atkinson Thurs
day morning, where Miss Nona will
sing in the W. C. T. U. contest today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mellor and son,
Ralph, departed for Denver, Colorado,
Tuesday morning overland. They ex
pect to be absent about three weeks.
An old-fashioned dance will be held
at Itedbird Friday evening. If you
want to have an old-fashioned time
the old-fashicned way, you’d better go
Mr. anil Mrs. Clarence Bergstrom
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Bergstrom, of Sioux City, returned
Wednesday afternoon from an auto
trip to Newcastle, Wyoming.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred West and
daughter. Miss Vera, arrived here last
Thursday from Hutchinson, Kansas,
for a two weeks’ visit with their
daughter, Mrs. Clarence Zimmerman.
Mr. ard Mrs. J. S. Ennis are enjoy
ing a visit from their son, E. T. Ennis
and family, of Omaha, who arrived
here Sunday. Mr. Ennis is employ
ed in the freight department at the
U. P. depot.
Harry Haffner came home Monday
evening from a business trip to Rocky
Ford, Colorado. His mother, Mrs.
John HarTner, who has been visiting
there with her son Edward, returned
home with him.
Miss Nell Magirl and mother, Mrs.
ICooert Magirl, arrived -home Monday
from a ten days’ visit with their
brother and son, Dr. Robert Magirl,
at Jackson, and with the N. J. Neus
trcm family at Moville, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. France came up
from Norfolk Monday for a visit at
the H. W. Tomlinson home and with
old time friends in the northeastern
part of the county where they made
their home for a number of years.
Twenty relatives and friends of
Henry Zimmerman gathered at his
home Sunday evening and gave him a
surprise party. The occasion being
his seventy-third birthday anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Nemic, of Spen
cer, were present.
Mrs. Anna Anderson, accompanied
by her son, Robert Anderson and wife,
drove up from Columbus last Satur
day for a visit with her sister, Mrs. F.
C. Gatz and family. The entire party
drove orier to Spencer Sunday for a
visit with friends for the day.
A wairant has’been issued for the
arrest of Leo Wytoski, the seventeen
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Wytoski, of Opportunity, who is
charged with appropriating the family
Ford and leaving unceremoniously. A
lady who was employed at the home
of a brother-in-law is thought to have
At a meeting of Simonson Post of
the American Legion held Tuesday
evening, Post Commander George Har
rington and William Biglin were
elected delegates and Charles Graham
and John Lansworth alternates to rep
resent the local post at the state con
vention to be held in Grand Island next
week. A number of other legionaires
expect to attend the convention.
vjeuige Dressier came mime recently
from St. Joseph, Missouri, where he
had beer, purchasing goods for his
general store. While in St. Joseph
Mr. Bressler negotiated for the manu
facture of his sanitary counter known
as the Bressler Sanitary Worm Proof
Display Counter which he expects to
put on the market soon. Mr. Bressler
has a patent pending upon his inven
tion which has every appearance of
being a winner.
T. C. Daublo, of Omaha, was a guest
'if James Davis over Wednesday night
Mr. Dauble was a resident of O’Neill
in the early ‘JO's being associated at
that time with James and Charley
Davis in the carpenter business. Dur
ing the past fouteen years Mr. paublo
has be°n connected with the National
Refining Company in its several
branches; he recently resigned as
manager of the company and is con
templating entering the oil business
The Dependent last week published
a long and misleading tlirade against
The Frontier in an attempt to cover
up Governor Bryon’s chicanery in rais
ing the valuation of rural lands so
that through a slight reduction in the
state levy he could pretend he has
lowered state taxes when in reality
they are raised. The tirade, which in
cidentally was not written in O’Neill
but presumably by the democratic
state tax commissioner, Friday Smith,
also states that there is no record or
authority for The Frontier’s statement
that Commissioner John Hopkins of
Omaha successfully defied Governor
Bryan to raise Douglas county. The
Frontier’s authority for the John
Hopkins incident was the account of
the board meeting as they appeared
in the World Herald and the Lincoln
Star, two publications which are sus
pected of democratic tendencies even
more than is the Dependent.
Dean Selah went over to Bloomfield ’
last Sunoay for a visit with his family
before going to Mitchell, South Dado
ta, where he has accepted a position.
Holt county has three approved'
rural high schools where the ninth!
and tenth grades are taught, besides1
District No. 20, which comprises the
village of Emmet. The districts are
107 northwest of. Chambers, and 134
southeast of Chambers, both are
known a ? Valley Center, and 188, the
Emporia school. The Middle Branch
district has been an approved high
school until this year and no doubt
will be so designated again next year
if there are pupils requiring the ninth
and tenth grades attending.
James Bums, alias, Jerome Jones,
of Lime Springs, Iowa, charged with/
stealing a Ford touring car, 1923
model from Joseph Kaup, of Stuart,
last Friday, and who has admitted be
ing connected with several other rob
beries in the vicinity of Stuart, was
captured by the sheriff and several
assistants, a short distance west of
the Catholic church in Atkinson Fri
day evening. The Ford was taken
from the Kaup farm Friday during the
absence of the family and was driven
a few miles southeast of Stuart where
Burns evidently had trouble and ran
into the ditch. He then abondoned
the car and walked to the McLaughlin
farm where he secured a pony and
saddle without the consent of anyone
and rode to the Wm. Segar place
whero he stole about $45.00 in money,
a revolver and a watch. Mrs. Segar
arrived from the field in time to see
the young man getting away from
the house and at once notified her hus
band who overtook him at the Jerry
O’Connell farm about three miles
away and recovered his property.
Burns picceeded on to Atkinson but
remained outside the town until even
ing where he was picked up as above
stated. Burns has admitted that he
entered the residence of Jim Root in
Stuart where he sucured $5 in money
on Tuesday of last week during the
celebration. Burns, alias Jones, has
been working for his cousin, Allen
Jones on the McNamara ranch south
of Long Pitre, on whom he raised a
chock from $11.00 to $72.00 last week.
Jones lias decided to plead guilty when
arraigned before Judge Dickson to
“AIN’T NATURE WONDERFUL”
By Uncle Pete in Omaha Bee.
O'Neill, Neb., Aug. 17.—Doc Wilkin
son has asked the police department
of Beaver Flats to assist him in try
ing to recover his famous fighting
bullhead, Firpo, which was stolen
sometime last Tuesday evening from
the fighting pool at the sporting club
on Fish lake, nine miles north of the
Flats. The bullhead is the holder of
the championship in the two-pound
class in the Calomas valley, having de
feated Wingy Brown’s fighting bass
and Bill Anderson’s sparring pickerel,
both claimants to the title, in events
at the club this summer.
Firpo at the time of his disappear
ance was in training for an encounter
in September with a number of his
own race from over on the Bweet
water, considered by many to be of
The bullhead was trained by the
doctor from infancy by being placed
in pools with bass or pickerel of his
own size who would attempt to swal
low him and was taught to use his
sharp pectoral fins scientifically in de
fending himself. To prevent injury
to Firpo and his sparring partners,
boxirtg gloves similar to those used
on fighting cocks in training were
placed on Firpo’s fins and rubber
guards on the teeth of the pickerel,
while a snub halter around the nose
of the bass kept him from opening
his mouth sufficiently to absorb either
of his companions.
The contest were allowed to ge until
the fish were well nigh exhausted, but
never until the bullhead became dis
couraged; for a bullhead once de
feated never again is any good in the
fighting pool as he seems to lose his
courage. Firpo’s normal weight when
not in training is about two and one
half pounds and the doctor is fearful
that he may so fatten up if not re
covered soon as to totally unfit him for
A substantial reward has been offer
ed for his return, equal in amount to
the appearance money already posted
for his September bout, with no ques
tions to be asked of the finder.
SUPERVISORS OF HOLT
DENY ROSTER’S CHARGE
Members of the Holt county board
of supervisors pronounce as an un
qualified and intentional falsehood any
statement purporting to come from
them either individually or collectively
to the effect that they are opposed to
the purchase of Goose lake, which is
situated wholly in Holt county, for a
state fishing and game reserve. The
ire of the county board is aroused over
an article in The Norfolk Daily News
of Saturday, August 9, wherein it is
stated that a letter written by George
Roster, state game commissioner is
the authority that the county board is
opposed to the project because the sale
value of $30 an acre fixed on the lake
and land surrounding would raise the
valuation of other farm property in
Holt county. Mr. Roster is referred
to as having recommended the pur
chase of the lake, after which the
board is said to have appeared and
protested the price set. Neither Mr.
Roster nor any member of the state
fish and game commission, nor any
member of the state board of equal
ization, has /$ny authority or any
honosii reaped* whatever for stating ■
that any member of the board, or the;
county assessor or any other county I
official of Holt county has in any way ]
protested the proposed purchase, all
Teach the children to save system
atically anti the habit will have firm
hold of them by the time they reach
If the lesson of saving money—in a
savings bank—had been impressed
upon the boys and girls of yesterday,
there would be less want in the world
Open an account for the children
now. One dollar will do, and all sav
ings will draw 5 per cent interest.
We Pay 5% On Savings.
The Nebraska State J3ai)k
of the county officers declare.
Incidentally the names of members
of the board and of county officials ap
pear on the numerous petitons signed
by citizens of Nebraska from Norfolk
west and circulated by members of the
Izaak Walton league, urging the ac
quisition of the lake by the state. Fol
lowing is a statement prepared by the
county board and signed by all its
members stating the board’s position
i% the matter:
“In an aricle appearing in The Nor
folk Daily News of Saturday, August
9, it is stated that a letter written by
State Game Warden Koster indicates
that the county board of supervisors
are opposed to the price set on Goose
lake on the grounds that it might tend
to raise the valuation of the land in
the entire county. The article further
states that the state game warden rec
ommended the purchase, after which
:he supervisors appeared and protest
ed the price set. The statements that
die board of supervisors are opposed
:o the price set and that they appeared
md protested the price are absolutely
false; neither individually or collecti
vely have the board of supervisors
of Holt county, within which county
.he whole of Goose lake is located,
protested the price fixed for the pur
chase of this lake nor are they oppos
?d to its purchase but on the contrary
(Signed)—L. C. McKim, chairman;
E. Gibson, L. E. Skidmore C. E. Ha
cens, C. B. Nellis, L. L. Larson, John
Sullivan, members Holt county board
Goose lake is situated in the heart
of the large cattle ranch of M. H.
Dierks, of Ewing, and incidentally
none of the ranch is encumbered by
mortgage. Neither is the owner of
the lake at all anxious to dispose of
the lake. The lake and surrounding
lands lays in what national sports
men magazines declare to be the last
tf the great prairie chicken and wild
water fowl country. It is favored by
sportsmen because it is within a day’s
drive from any section of Nebraska
and is in the flowing well belt so that
there is no danger of its ever going
dry. Contrary to assertions made that
it went dry in 1894, it never has been
tii oly dry even before the discovery
of flowing wells in the vicinity. Mr.
Dierks, tnc owner, has refused to sell
the entire lake. He reserves a quar
ter of it in one pasture for cattle
watering, but turns over jurisdiction
of that portion with the other to the
state fish and game department.
The proposed purchase price is less
than the quoted $30 an acre as the
tract to be sold comprises better than
300 acres, including with the lake a
forty acre tract and a hundred yard
strip around the lake shore. The pro
posed purchase price is between $6,
000 and $7,000 and out of this Mr.
Dierks must bear half of the fencing
cost, or more than $1,000. He also
in the agreement is required to fur
nish a roadway through the ranch to
(Jhe lake Members of the Holt county
board of supervisors and others con
versant with the locality do not con
sider the proposed price as an exces
sive one when it is understood that
the sale of the plot out of the heart
of the ranch depreciates the value of
the remainder, on which several thous
and head of cattle at present are graz
ed. The plot also removes consider
able hay meadow from the ranch
LOCAL BAIT CASTERS
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
The following Associated Press item
may be of interest to local anglers
who think nothing of cashing from 150
to 200 yards from the bank steps on
the corner these summer evenings:
Buffalo, Aug. 14.—William Stanley,
of Chicago, won the first event of the
annual tournament of the national as
sociation of scientific anglers today at
the Delaware park pool. He shattered
the former world’s record of bait
In five casts he had an average dis
tance of 22G feet 6 inches. The for
mer record of 208 feet 8 inches, was
established last year at Denver by
Fred Abergast, of Akron, O. Mr. Ab
ergast was second in today’s competi
tion with an average distance of 209
feet, 5 inches.
APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.
O’Neill, August 15th—
Henry P. Miksch, Stuart.
Beulah B. Custer, Brocksburg, Neb.
Edmond Bridges, Miilard, Neb.
Helen Connolly, O’Neill.
Until September 1st I will make
an extra low price on standard
brands, guaranteed first grade
30x3i U. S. Cord Tires $8.93
30x3i Fisk Fabric 7.93
30x3 Fisk Fabric 6.93
Other sizes also reduced.
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5 Why send away when you can buy guaranteed
standard merchandise at these prices.
Walter Stein, O’Neill
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