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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 18, 1924)
VOLUME XLV. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1924. NO. 29. I
Fire Destroys Frontier
and Biglin Buildings
Fire, breaking out on the second
floor of The Frontier building and
presumably from a defective flue, de
stroyed the building and plant of the
newspaper and also the building occu
pied by the implement store of the O.
F. Biglin estate Thursday evening.
The night was the coldest one to date
of the winter season, and it was only
by the most superhuman effort that
the firemen, working in a temperature
of fourteen below zero, were able to
prevent the spreading of the flames to
other buildings both north and south.
The intense cold of the night froze
the spray from the hose nozzles so
that the fire fighters were sheathed in
ice and the freezing of the falling
water on the streets and about the
burning buildings despite the heat
created bytheconflagratlon, made their
task an extremely dangerous one. The
books, subscription lists and files of
The Frontier were saved ,as was most
of the stock of implements and repair
parts in the implement building.
The thanks of the owner and man
agement of The Frontier is due and
tendered to the firemen for the noble
fight they made and also to Mr.
Charles Daly, who furnished them with
rubber mittens to prevent their hands
from freezing and that they might
better fight the flames, and to the
Knights of Columbus, who in their
hall maintained a relief station where
men were served coffee and hot lunch
and where in many cases their cloth
ing literally had to be broken from
them when they were brought in for
warmth. To others innumerable hear
felt appreciation is extended for
assistance rendered and particu
larly to Mr. George A. Miles and The
Holt Counjy Independent, the facili
ties of which newspaper were
promptly extended during the progress
of the blaze for the publication of The
Frontier until temporary quarters can
be secured and new equipment or
New machinery and equipment al
. ready are being ordered and a new
building is to be erected by The Fron
tier and the O. F. Biglin estate on the
sites of these destroyed. The new
structures will be of brick and con
crete fireproof construction.
Walt O’Malley has been on the sick
list this week.
Ronald and Catherine Loy spent
Monday in Sioux City.
Miss Bridget Carr went to Omaha
Wednesday for a short visit.
Edward Henderson was down from
Ainsworth Tuesday on some business
John Robertson was down from
Stuart Wednesday looking after sonx
Mr. and Mrs. Max Golden and
daughter, Constance, came up from the
ranch near Ewing Monday.
Mrs. J. P. Gilligan enjoye a visit
last week from her cousin, Mrs. Will
Campbell, of Helena, Montana.
The Frontier printed and delivered
the Holt County Educational Direct
ories to the county superintendent last
Mrs. Quinten Deaver is here from
Casper, Wyoming, on a visit to her
mother, Mrs. O’Donnell, and other rel
Miss Irene u Donnell came home
from Lincoln last Sunday where she
has been visiting with her sister, Miss
The Farm Bureau directors met on
Monday and sold the building to J. W.
Hickey, and closed the Farm Bureau
Charles Pettijohn came down from
his ranch northwest of Stuart and is
visiting with his wife during the holi
| Judge R. R. Dickson and Reporter
C B. Scott returned home Tuesday
from Butte, where they have been
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Sauers will go
to Hooper, Nebraska, next Wednesday
for a visit with Mr. Sauer’s phrents
Edward Jauering, a young man
about twenty-five years of age, was be
fore the insauity board last Friday.
He was taken to Norfolk the same day.
About twenty friends of Mrs. John
Quig gathered at the Quig home last
Monday evening and assisted her in
celebrating her birthday anniversary.
L. C. McKim, chairman of the board
of supervisors of this county, was
compelled to travel with the aid of a
cain last week, because he stepped on
The Royal Theatre will give a Free
Matinee Wednesday afternoon at three
o’clock. All the children of O’Neill
and surrounding country are cordially
invited to attend.
Foster Loy, of Fort Scott, Kansas,
was here last week visiting with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Doy, Mr.
I.oy is chief engineer in the ice plant
in his home town.
Dr Margaret Frost expects to go to
Omaha next Sunday where she will
spend the holidays with her daughter,
Mrs. Dan McGinty and with her son,
Rolland and family
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
\V. Chase last Wednesday evening at
the p. W. Tomlinson home in this
city. Mr. and Mrs. Chase reside in the
Miss Gertrude Hart, of Omaha, spent
several days last week at the home of
Miss Miriam Gilligan. Miss Hart te
employed in the office of the Internal
revenue collector in Omal«.
Attorney Henry Beal, of Omaha, was
in O’Neill last Tuesday representing
the German consul in the probate of
the estate of the late Herman Patak,
who died at Phoenix, Nebraska, last
The warm weather of last Thursday
and Friday has been followed by ex
treme cold weather this wreek. The
government thermometer has register
ed from eight to fifteen degrees below
zero every night this week. -
D. Abdouch returned home Monday
from Sioux City, Iowa, where he was
called the previous Saturday to at
tend the funeral services for a cousin,
Ekel Abdouch, who died last Thurs
John Nolan is now sporting one of
the finest overcoats in this part of the
state. Some time ago John secured a
number of beaver hide and had them
made into an overcoat which he re
ceived from his tailor last Thursday.
Christmas trees illuminated-by elec
tric lights, in front of all business
places, in the scheme of decoration for
the business section of O’Neill a week
before Christmas until after the holi
days. The scheme was suggested by
Mrs. Georgia Rasley. Sidewalk sock
ets used in the place of uniform flag
decoration in the city will hold the
trees, which will be lighted from an
overhead circuit. The illumination
will begin Thursday evening of this
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Zimmerman will
leave Friday for Hutchinson, Kansas,
where they will visit over the holidays
with their son Leo, and family. Mr.
and Mrs. Zimmerman will be away
for about a month. They will visit
with their son, Harold, at Hastings be
fore their return.
We take this means of thanking our Customers
and friends for the very liberal support accorded us
during the past year and sincerely hope our service
and treatment has been such as will justify a con
tinuation of your business.
Wishing you all a very “Merry Christmas” and
a “Happy New Year”.
Yours for service,
O’Neill Gas & Oil Co.
“If it is dolls you waut, we have them”—any doll in
Toys and Games 252 Discount
We are closing out these items. Buy them at
your own price. You can save money by coming
here before you buy.
Our Xmas stock is now complete. We invite
you to look over our stock, you will find just What
you want and we will pafck for shipment any of your
Don’t forget when you want fresh Chocolates,
we have them, also all standard brands of cigars in
Xmas packages. ’ r **r
With each $1.25 purchase you receive a chance
on the beautiful Cathedral Gong Clock.
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Mrs. Mary Mullen will leave Sunday
for Oakland, California, where she
will spend the winter with her son,
Francis. A number of her neighbor
friends gave her a surprise party last
Thursday afternoon, at her home.
Miss Maude Gillespie county clerk
of Sheridan county, stopped in O’Neill
last Saturday for a short visit with
her brother, L. G., and family, on her
way home to Rushville. Miss Gillespie
had been in Omaha attending the con
vention of county clerks.
Supervisors L. C. McMim, L. E.
Skidmore and John Sullivan accom
panied by County Clerk E. F. Porter,
spent several days last week attending
the state convention of the supervisors
and county clerks of the state, which
was held in Omaha. The convention
recommended the passage of a two
cent gasoline tax at the coming ses
sion of the legislature.
Representative and Mrs. J. M.
Hunter expect to leave Saturday
morning for Tipton, Iowa, where they
will visit a sister of Mrs. Hunter’s.
They will spend Sunday in Omaha
with Mr. and Mrs. Pat O'Donnell, for
mer residents of this city. Mr. and
Mrs. Hunter will go to Lincoln from
their visit where Mr. Hunter will as
sume the duties of representative of
the 64th district.
WAR VETERANS ARK URGED TO
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW LAW
The U. S. Veteran’s Bureau is send
ing out an appeal to veterans of the
late war urging them to take advan
tage of their benefits under the World
War Veterans’ Act of 1924.
One of the provisions of this Act
allows special benefits to veterans suf
fering from tuberculosis, mental dis
eases, paralysis agitans or shaking
palsy, encephalitis lethargiea or sleep
ing sickness and amoebic dysentery.
Any honorably discharged veterans of
the World War who develops these
disabilities before January 1, 1925 is
entitled to compensation and hospita
lization. Prior to the enactment of
this law last June, veterans suffering
suffering from these disabilities had
to prove that they were caused by
their army service. Because of the1
difficulties in getting medial evidence i
in these diseases and proving that
they developed within 3 years after j
discharge Congress extended the time |
limit and requires no proof of service
connection. All that is necessary now
is for the veteran thus disabled to ap-.
ply before January 1. 1925. He is !
<i f a mined and rated.
The new law makes some 50 000
veterans eligible for compensation
who were disqualified under the old
law. As the records of these men
were or file in the Veterans Bureau
they wore notified to report for a new
nirs;ion. According to the offi-!
' of th - bureau, there are many
disabled veterans who have never ap
plied tor Government aid and who
are now entitled to it. Red Cross of
fices and American Legion posts have
been asked to co-operate in locating
these ex-service men and urging them
to file applications before the time
limit expires on January 1, 1925. Vet
erans who have previously been turn
ed down are told to file new claims.
Widows .orphans, and dependent par
ents of veterans who have died of
these disabilities are also urged to
apply for death compensation.
The wedding of Harley Fox and
Miss Mary Clyde occurred at the home
of the bride's brother in Sioux City,
Iowa, of Wednesday evening, Decem
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Clyde, who reside near
Page. Harley is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Fox, who reside near
O’Neill.. These young people are
among the most highly respected citi
zens of the county.
The young people will make their
home on a farm near O’Neill.
Woman’s Club Activities.
On Wedndesday, December 10th, the
Household Economics Department
held their regular sceduled meting and
carried out their program in full. A
good attendance was present and en
joyed very much the work of the af
Community singing was led by Mrs.
Clauson, who was leader for the af
ternoon. Mrs Weekes was at the pi
Mrs. I,. A. Burgess demonstrated the
wrapping of Christmas packages, and
many new and novel Ideas were brot
out, which delighted the prospective
givers of Christmas gifts.
lVtrs. Geo. Lbngstaff, who is partic
ularly noted for her plum pudding,
revealed her private recipe to those
who were lucky enough to be present,
and afterwards served that most de
lectable dish to each one.
On accyunt of the extremely cold
weather, and the illness of some of
those on the program, the regular
meeting of the Music Department was
Sausage, Hamberger, Steaks, Chops, Roasts, Boils,
and Lard, from young stock.
f am milking 25 cows and can supply you with milk
throuought the year. A trial is all I ask.
Deliveries made twice daily of both milk and meat.
I still have a few bushels of fine selected potatoes.
Phone 84 F. H. LANCASTER, Prop.
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