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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1924)
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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sunday Morning Service, 10:00 a.
m., Sunday School 11:00 a. m.; Young
People’s Service 7:00 p. m., Evening
Service, 8:00 p. m.
Midweek Services: Tuesday, 8:00
p. m.; Young People’s Prayer Ser
vice Wednesday 8:00 p. m., Regular
Prrayer Meeting, Thursday, 8:00 p. m.
Rev. J. A. Hutchins, Pastor.
8T.PATRICK’S CHURCH CATHOLIC
Sunday Services: First Mass 8 a.
m., Second Mass 0 a. m., High Mass
at 10.30 a. m. Vespers 7:30 p. m.
Daily Mass 8 a. m.
Catechetical Instruction for First
Communicants 3 p. m. Tuesdays and
Confession, Saturday from 3 p. m.
to 0 p m. and from 7 p. m. to 9:80
p. m. Children’s Confession, First
Thursday every month at 1:30 p. m.
Very Rev. M. F. Cassidy, Pastor.
PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS.
The Public Library will be open
each day except Sunday and Monday,
from 2:00 until 6:00 p. m.
MARY McLAUGHLIN, Librarian.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday School at 10 o’clock.
Preaching service at 11 o’clock.
Sunday evening at 8 o’clock. ^
Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock
You are welcome to all of these
Please note the change of time and
change in the order of the services.
GEO. LONGSTAFF, Pastor.
NEW FEED STORE!
In the Roberts Barn
in connection with the
Feed Barn. All kinds of
feeds and hay carried
in stock. We make de
We do custom grinding.
Office, 336. Res. 270 or 803
ROBERTS & HOUGH
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NOTES FROM THE NORTHEAST.
Miss Mabel Bush, who has a rural
school near Ewing was at home with
her parents Thanksgiving, returning
to her school Sunday.
Ralph Phillips and Alex Wertz were
transacting business in O’Neill Wed
Charley Johnson an old settler near
) Knoxville was a caller at the home of
your correspondent Tuesday. He in
forms us they have 100 head of cattle
in their feed yards, on full feed.
John Riley, of near O’Neill, is husk
ing com on the Wertz farm. John is
a whirlwind and any one husking more
corn per hour or day is certainly going
A Recent November day when na
ture was at its best, a cloudless sky,
bright sushine thoroughly enjoyed by
your correspondent as we walked
along the banks of the beautiful
north branchof theVerdigree, wecame
to an old crossing or ford of this
stream and near by a lone elm tree. It
came to my mind that I was near
where the log house of the Webster
ranch was built in 1878, and where I
first crossed the stream, June 19th,
1879, being in a reminiscence mood we
recalled the first election in Willow
dale precinct November 8th, 1881, was
held m that log house. In September,
1881, the early settlers of Hainaville
had it in mind that a new precinct
could be organized from the territory
of Iowa and Steel Creek precincts.
Your correspondent was appointed a
committee of one to go into Iowa pre
cinct and see some of the settlers
relative to the proposition. George
Jones, was an early settler of Iowa
precinct, later on a resident of O’Neill,
was one that I visited. The walking
was good, no sandburrs in evidence,
so we made the trip of twenty miles,
bare foot in fine shape. Helping con
sumate the organization of Willow
dale precinct, October 3d, 1881, by the
three commissioners, James Sullivan,
Micheal Flanigan and Walter C.
Townsend. The election board appoin
ed, October 3d, 1881, by the county
board. Judges, Jay Briggs, H. B.
Jones and Andrus J. Watson. Clerks.
D. L. Ludwig and A. A. Harley.
Twenty-three votes were poled, seven
teen republican and six democrat.
John Wertz, who named the first
precinct, assessor, Andrew J. Wat
son and D. L. Ludwig were the first
justices. We have seen many changes
in Willowdale, 6x12 miles, range 9
and 10, township 30. In 1885 I was
appointed enumeator taking the state
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cencus. The population in June 1885,
was 618. When assessed in 1921, only
four resided in the precinct that were
here in 1885, namely, Henry Doscher,
Jake Long and Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Young. Horace Oake3, an early set
tler, as far as we know, was the first
person buried in the precinct. He died
in July 1880, and the grave is near
where he lived in his soddy on the
claim. A. C. Mohr, of Spencer, was
one of the first settlers that I met in
Holt county, that was June 19th, 1879,
and many times, in those pioneer days,
we enjoyed the hospitality of their
Kiulungkiang, August 27, 1924—
Although no mail has gone from
here for nearly three weeks and other
letters are waiting to be on their way
to you, I know you will want to know
the interesting cause for all of this.
Before beginning my story let me
state as an introduction that this im
mediate section of the country has
witnessed the worst flood of more
than a generation.
A little over two weeks ago very
heavy, continual rains set in and last
ed for nearly a week, and mind you
previous to this there was no dearth
of rain as you noted in other of our
letters. As this river, the Mekawng,
is hundreds of miles long undoubtedly
heavy rainfall has been general. A
week ago yesterday the water was
bank full just east of our compound,
which means a rise of forty feet since
last June. Well the natives told us
that this would be a fine time to get
some barking deer, wild chickens,
leopards and tigers that would be
stranded on the islands to the south of
us, for that country is quite a bit lower
and high water floods a great deal of
the jungle, usually leaving the high
est points here and there dry and of
course there you would find game. So
Curtis and I, with our cook and
another native to manage a small
native boat, off we went in high hopes
for some big game. I took my shot
gun with plenty of shells loaded with
buck-shot, Curtis his 22, and also we
had Dr. Mason's large English Army
rifle. You see we were loaded. Now
right here let me state that our trip
from a hunting standpoint, was a
failure, for there was much more
water than any of us supposed, there
were no islands, they were all cover
ed, it seemed like one great lake spot
ted in places with tree tops. But our
trip was full of interest and excite
ment from the very beginning. To
you who have never been in a narrow
long shallow native boat, you have a
real thrill ahead if such is ever your
privilege. When our boat was level
the top cleared the water by thrte to
For the first fifteen minutes we
went down the river with the current,
made good time too. Then we cut off
through some woods and came to a
good sized village. At that time the wa
ter was from two to three feet deep in
the streets and alleys, we rowed right
through. You see the most of the
native bamboo houses are built up on
posts, four to six feet off the ground,
so the people were still keeping high
It was some sight, everyone who
could find or borrow a boat was busy
getting ready to move in case they
had to. Some had made rafts of
boards and bamboos. It was a strange
thing to make your way through the
jungle in a boat, birds were every
where. The ants were awful pests.
There were billions of insects in a
tropical climate such as this anyway,
believe me every twig sticing out of
the water, every stick of debris that
was floating was literally black with
ants. We could not keep them out of
the boat and of course they were all
over us. For miles the water stretch
ed out over the valley, as I said pre
viously^ there were no islands, we had
a hard "time finding a place where we
could land to eat our lunch. After
spending three or four hours scout
ing around, and after getting thorough
ally soaked we started for home. We
bagged a few birds, (water variety),
also one large pelican, he was so big
he made a good target in the air. The
boys cooked him, but I can't say that
I recommend the bird for food. After
a long hard pull we made it back
home, to find that the water was still
rising quite rapidily. The forty logs
that we had supposed would be safe
had to be tied together and secured in
case the rise continued. It proved to
be a wise precausion for in less than
thirty hours the ground where the
logs were was twelve feet under wa
ter. Now picture the territory and
the villages such as I spoke of with a
twelve foot raise after the time we
were there. That meant that most of
the houses were completely covered
and probably wrecked. The houses
just below us, built on the same level
where the logs were stored, were
damaged badly. I doubt if there was
any loss of life for the people had
time to get away, though we have
heard no reports of any kind. The wa
ter must have had a high percent of
sediment, for now that the water has
gone down we find that it raised or
brought in soil sixteen inches to four
feet deep. We are wondering if this
is to be the last for this season. Sep
tember is usually the month of floods,
but we are hoping such is not the case
this year. We are in no danger for
the compound is about the highest
ground in this section of the valley I
should judge. We were thirty feet
above the water this time, and I said
at the beginning, we .witnessed the
highest water in a life time, so the
people tell us.
Now I trust this detail has not wea
ried "you. An interesting and pathe
tic fact in connection with these
people and their attitude towards wa
ter in this: They make no attempt to
save anyone from drowning. -If you
happen to fall off the ferry boat or If
the horses or cattle that are your com
panions coming across accidently push
you in you are a goner unless you are
a very good swimmer. A few Sun
days ago two people met just this
ending at the ferry near here. There
are two good reasons for such an at
titude on the part of these people,
that is, good from their view point,
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First, to attempt to rescue anyone
would offend the river sprits and sure
to bring bad luck or ill fortune upon
you, probably your whole village.
These people Mve in constant reckon
ing with the innumerable evil sprits.
A second reason, which I beleive is
just as strong, the Oriental for the
most part is fatalistic in his outlook
on life, and therefore whatever hap
pens was designed so by the gods.
Buddhism makes for individuality,
selfishness, “every man for himself
and the devil take the hindmost” fits
such a philosophy quite well. Of
course our part in proclaiming and
teaching the Good News of Christ's
Kingdom is to replace this with
brotherhood of man. The Fatherhood
of God in place of innumerable evil
sprits, education in place of illiter
acy, light instead of darkness, truth
and the saving knowledge of our Sav
ior instead of the blind precepts of
the Buddha which lead to annihila
tion. This is an enormous responsi
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bility and we are so weak and few in
comparison to it. But He who called
us has promised strength and leader
ship, and of course in His name we
This leaves us all well. Our young
son is growing and developing all the
time. He notices lots of things now,
and tries hard to talk to you. He is
surely a wonderful blessing to our
All three of us send our love and
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