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VOLUME XLV. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1925. NUMBER 35.
FIREMEN TO GET NEW
COATS, CAPS AND BOOTS
P. J. McManus and George Bowen
were circulating a subscription paper
among the businessmen and citizens
of the city Wednesday, in order to
raise enough money to equip the fire
men with coats, caps and boots so that
the men will be in shape to fight fire.
The firemen are deserving of all the
apparatus they need. A number of
gas masks are seriously needed but
the available funds will not permit
their purchase. The firemen have no
means of raising money with which to
buy apparatus and depend solely upon
the mercies of the city council. For
some unknown reason it has beer
difficult to obtain all that was needed
in the way of necessary equipment
through this source. Everyone in- j
terested in the protection of their
property should contribute to this J
fund which is being raised by popular
A CARD OF THANKS
To the noble donors who contrib
uted to the payment of a car of coal,
the Sisters of St. Mary’s Academy ex
tend their heartfelt and sincere thanks
May God reward their generosity a
Vernon, the small son of Rev. and
Mrs. J. A .Hutchins, died at the family
home here Saturday.
Rev. R. E. Carlyon of Chambers of
ficiated here Monday and the little
bodys was taken to their old home at
Wayne for burial. Vernon was three
months and twenty seven days of age.
Donated to Library
Congressman Robert G. Simmons
contributes the memorial addresses in
congress on the life and character of
Moses P. Kinkaid.
Mrs. A. C. King, magazines.
Mrs.' J. F. O’Donnell, magazines.
Miss Mao Keyes, 24 books of fiction.
When Uncle Sammy passed
the law that we should all obey,
and hit no more the bottle in
the god-old-fashioned way, and
put aside all wish for booze, and
gin, and ale, and beer, I did it
with a cheerful grin, but Neigh
bor Jones would sneer: “This
country’s s’posed to be so free
of stuff like speech and press, a
little drink just now and then
won’t hurt Old Sam, I guess. I
don’^ see why the law should
kiclt when we drink what we
choose. I’d like to see Old Uncle
Sam keep me from drinking
booze!” So all around his house
there loafs a gang of thirsty
fellers whose time is filled in
hanging ’round in moonshine
makers’ cellars. They are the
ones who break the laws that
Uncle Sam has bidden—because
in Neighbor Jones’s house a cel
lar still is hidden. And over our
young land today are scattered
men who labor to break the law
our country made—in business
like my neighbor. And daily
they are thriving, and growing
more and worse. It has become
the modern world’s most mighty
Modern Curse. We all should
try in every way for Bootleg
Abolishion—And use the breath
we waste in sighs to yell for
Marjorie Alderson. ;
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DR. A. H. CORBETT I
HOME FROM DENVER
Dr. A. H. Corbett returned home
Sunday evening from a month’s stay
m Denver, Colorado, where he has
beeif personally conducting the open
ing of operations on a large scale of
the North American Mining Co., of
which he is president. The company
have considerable property now under !
lease and are pushing their prelimi- ’
nary work rapidly.
The Clear Creek Mining Journal of j
December 26th, has the following to 1
say in regard to Dr. Corbett and his
“In addition to the leasers Dr. Cor
bett has some very extensive plans
for the company and probably more
men will be employed by the company
than all the leasers combined. This
will insure a large pay roll for Idaho
Springs, and again place in operation 1
one of the largest groups of mines in !
the Rocky Mountain Region. The un
tiring efforts of Dr. Corbett are re
sponsible for this large oparation and
the entire community wish for him
and his associates much success and
great returns as reward for their ef
While in Denver Dr. Corbett also
took up the study and learned how to
make the new false teeth without the
use of the roof part of the plates. The
new process of making plates is be
coming quite popular among those
who are compelled to wear false teeth.
Miss Sophia Valla, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Valla of this city, was
united in marriage to Emil NavritiF,
at Tyndall, South Dakota, on Wednes
day, January 21st.
After a short honeymoon the newly
weds will make their home on a farm
near Tyndal^ South Dakota.
The Frontier extends congratula
Spurious Check Artist Has No Luck
Yesterday, a young man about 25
years old, wearing a gray cap, and
having the appearance of a hay haul
er, presented a check for $108.00, at
the Citizens Bank for payment. The
check was drawn on'the First Nation
al Bank and purported to have been
signed by Mrs. Della Radcliff. As he
was a stranger, they refused to cash
the check, so he went up to the First
National Bank and presented a check
drawn on the Citizens Bank for
$100.00 and bearing the same signa
ture. They also refused to cash the
check as they did not know him. He
had made a very fair imitation of
Mrs. Radcliff’s signature, but the vig
ilence of the banks saved the money.
The young man disappeared.—Sturat
A surprise party was given at the
F. L. Pilger home last Saturday eve
ning in honor of Mrs. Pilger’s birth
day. About thirty-five neighbors and
friends gathered and spent the even
ing with them in the usual manner.
They brought with them a good sup
ply of good things to eat and after
lunch was served they departed for
home having spent a very enjoyable
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Concern’s Small Capital
A limited liability company has been
formed In London, England, with a
nominal capital of a halfpenny (one
cent). This Is divided Into two shares.
The company has for Its object the
carrying on of the business of estate
agents, auctioneers, architects, and
Special Sale on
O’Neill Battery Station
Mrs. Loren Richardson and father,
L. W. Arnold, were in Norfolk last
Mrs. Kate Bliss, of Schuyler, is
visiting at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. F. H. Lancaster.
Senator John A. Robertson came
up from Lincoln Friday night and
spent Sunday with his family.
Miss Inez Grant was a week-end
guest at the J. B. Mellor home last
The W. C. T. U. will meet wi4h Mrs.
Edgar DeLand on Tuesday, February
The W. C. T. U. will hold a food
sale in Ben Grady’s store Saturday
afternoon, February <th.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Meilor entertain
ed a number of friends at their home
Sunday evening at cards and radio.
Robert Tomlinson returned home
Saturday evening from a three week’s
visit with relatives and friends at
Dixon and Omaha.
Mrs. John T. Walker, of Page, spent
several days the latter part of last
week at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. L. A. Burgess.
Clifford Davis returned home Tues
day from a week’s visit with his
brother, Andy and family, in Sioux
The ladies Working Society of the
Presbyterian church will meet with
Mrs. George Longstafr on Thursday,
February 5th. A good attendance is
Mrs. J. H. Wise entertained the
members of her Sunday school class
ifi the basement of the Presbyterian
church Wednesday evening. A big
time was enjoyed by the little folks.
A snow of several inches fell over
this part of the state Wednesday.
Our quota of ten snow storms must
be about exhausted. If there is any
thing to “signs” good weather is just
around the corner.
Lawrence McManus, of Canada, who
has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Nora
Knapp, of this city, left Wednesday
morning for Spokane, Washington#
He will stop off in Whitney, Nebras
ka, for a few days visit with hi3
Chas. Jenkins, one of Holt county’s
prosperous and energetic farmers, re
siding about foi^ miles north of
O’Neill, has just completed husking
9,000 bushels of corn. 125 acres of
the field has been husked since the big
snow storm of December 3rd.
Mrs. Henry Fowler, of Sioux City,
who has been visiting here for the past
few weeks with her sister, Mrs. L. A.
Burgess, departed this morning for
Page, where she will visit the re
mainder of the week with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Walker.
Postmaster Henry Grady received
his commission last Monday as the
official postmaster of this city. His
appointment dates from December
11th that being the date that his ap
pointment was confirmed by congress
and signed by President Coolidge.
Miss Miram Gilligan and Miss Eve
lyn Stannard entertained the Monday
night club at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. J. P. Gilligan. Twenty-four
guests were present. Miss Grace
Hammond won the high score prize
at bridge. Luncheon was served.
The Bishop block, one of the largest
buildings in Norfolk, burned to the
ground Monday night entailing a loss
of about $500,000.00. The fire origi
nated in the Fair Store that occupied
I the lower floor of the building. The
upper floor consisted of office rooms.
We understand that Charles H. Kel
sey, a well known attorney over this
part of the state, lost hig entire law
FIRE AT T. I). HANLEY HOME
FRIDAY; NOT MI CH DAMAGE
Fire started in the kitchen of the
T. D. Hanley home Wednesday mom
from some unknown cause and did
a little damage to the kitchen, but
was confined to the floor. The fire
men were there in short order but
the fire was practically ou twhen they
arrived. Phil Ziemer who lives next
door discovered the smoke rolling
out and notifed central and practi
cally had it out when the department
Trades for Holt County Land.
E. C. Thorp of Stanton, father of
Mrs. ('has. Stark, residing south of
town, has traded for the Trombla
ranch, six miles southwest of Inman,
trading in a farm near Stanton. The
place will be occupied by a son of
Mr. Thorp about March i}. Mr and
Mrs. Thorp have rented property in
Inman and will move here in the
Geo. Bay went to Atkinson Wednes
day morning to attend the funeral of
H. Wabs, who died at Atkinson Sun
day afternoon. Mr. Wabs lived north
of O'Neill formerly and this fall moved
Frod I-owery is driving a new Ford
Tudor sedan in his livery business.
The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs.
Edgar DeLand Tuesday, February 3rd
Geo. McCarthy is driving the mai’
for Mr. Burch, commencing Tuesday
of this week.
John Alfs was down from Atkinson
Friday of last week visiting with his
many friends in O’Neill.
M. S. Abdalla went to Royal on
Wednesday of this week, returning the
J. C. Cox traveling freight agent for
the Burlington railroad was in the
city Wednesday getting acquainted.
The O’Neill Gas & Oil company have
installed a Western Union clock and
will now have the correct time.
We understand that Charles Bigler,
an old timer of this county is very low
at a hospital in Spencer.
Bill Alderson of Chambers installed
full balloon tires on his coupe the first
of the week, purchasing them of the
O’Neill Gas & Oil Co.
Joe Soukup and Miss Francis Jirak
of O’Neill made applicaton before the
county judge op the 27th for a mar
John Horiskev was talking baseball
for the coming year the other day, and
he has announced his candidacy for
the 1925 team.
Mis3 Velma Clark of Page was the
guest of Mrs. John L. Quig in this
city from Friday until Monday of this
A daughter weighing 9% pounds
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rad
cliff in this city last Friday, with all
I will be in O’Neill each Friday and
Saturday of the week to give violin
i instruction. Call 63, and make an ap
pointment. S. D. Altsteadt, 40-tf.
Mrs. W. H. LaPage who has been
here for the past four months on a
visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Ritts, left 'Tuesday for her
home in Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Smith were here
last week from Ewing on a visit to
their daughter, Mrs. E. D. Henry.
Saturday Bart celebrated his 74th
Miss Mary Fitzsimmons sang from
the W. O. A. W. broadcasting station
at Omaha Tuesday night and many of
her O’Neill friends had the pleasure
of hearing her sing again.
Saturday night, the night of the rob
bery of the Toggery, some one stole
a new tire and inner tube from the
delivery truck of John Kersenbrock.
Also some one stole the tire chains
from Frank Summers car which had
broken down on the road.
Senator John A. Robertson came
up from Lincoln last Friday night and
remained at home until Sunday, the
senate having taken a recess to give
Governor McMullen time to finish his
budget. The Senator says that there
is not much doing as yet but that the
deck was being cleared for action.
Tuesday night there was another
of those old-time dancing parties at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Tom
linson. At midnight a coffee and lots
of sandwitches were served and all
left for home about three o’clock in
the morning. These old-time dancing
parties are becoming the new-time
dances and every one present has the
time of their young lives.
O’Neill people were noticed to be
out earlier on Saturday morning that
usual, and you would notice that they
, all had their heads in the air—the
! eclipse was on and smoked glass was
at a premium. Small clouds screened
' the earlier view, but the latter part
| was clear and plain, and our people
: got a splendid view. The next eclipse
I will not occur until 1954.
LONG PINE I
At the High School Audi
; January 31st, 8:00 p. m. |
It will be a real game
O’NEILL BASKETBALL TEAM
WINS FROM VALENTINE IN
A FAST GAME SATURDAY
The O’Neill High School cage five
alayed and defeated the Valentine
quintet Saturday night on the local
loor in a hard fought game. Bazel
nan and Hunt starred for O’Neill and
Richards was high point man for Val
Shortly after tlie game started Hunt
scored,! followed! closely by! a free
'hrow leaving the score at the end of
fhe first quarter 3 to 0.
The second stanza starfed with a
basket by Cronin; Richards tallied for
the first time during the game; Hunt
cored again, leaving the count 7 to 2
at the end of the first half.
The second half started with two
free throws by Colbin for Valentine.
Bazelman tossed a ringer and Valen
tine scored, ending the third period
with a tally of 9 to 6.
In the last quarter Bazelman made
another basket, followed by one from
McCormick for Valentine. Bazelman
came back with another, and the whis
tle blew with the score of 8 to 13, to
the satisfaction of the O’Neill team.
Following is an account of the game:
F.G. F.T. Pts
Bazelman, C. F.3 0 6
Hunt, C.y... 2 .1 5
Downey, RE’ . 0 0 0
Cronin, LF . 1 0 2
Hall, LF .0 0 0
Welsh, RF .0 0 0
Quinn, RG .0 0 0
\rbuthnot, LG . 0 0 0
Phalin, RG ._...0 0 0
F.G. F.T. Pts
Colburn, RF .•_0 2 2
Hilk, RF ..0 0 0
TiOckwootl, LF .0 0 0
Colburn, LF . 0 0 0
Richards, C ......2 0 4
Harper, RG . 0 0 0
McCormick, IjG .1 0 2
Harper, LG .0 0 0
Referee, Chase of Atkinson,
This is Valentine’s first defeat in
eleven straight games. And this game
was their third in three nights in a
Geo. Cherry and wife arrived here
Sunday from Martin, S. D. on a visit
to their daughter, Mrs. Lee Downey
Origin of Editors.
A little boy was requested to write
an essay the other day and "The
Newspapers” was his subject. Here
is the result, "I don’t know how news
papers came to be in the world. I
don’t think God does either. He
ain’t got nothing to say about them,
and the editor ain’t in the Bible. I
think tho editor is one of the missing
links you hear about, and strayed into
the brush until after the flood, then
stepped out and wrote it up, and has
been here ever since. I don’t think
he ever dies. I never saw a dead one
and never heard of one getting licked.
Our paper is a poor ‘un. The editor
goes without underclothes all winter,
don’t wear no sox and paw ain’t paid
hiB subscription in five years and don’t
ABB ALLA STORE ROBBED.
Last Saturday night the M. S. Ab
dulla store was entered from a back
window and twenty suits and ten
overcoats were carried off, as well as
a sufficient number of grips in which
to pack the clothes.
The store was open until after 11
o’clock, and the robbing was done af
ter that Wme. They evidently took
their time as there was many burned
matches on the floor where they had
packed the clothes into the stolen
During the fire a short time ago the
firemen broke a window in the rear,
and a piece of compo-board was then
nailed over this,, and the robbers had
but to push the board off and make
an entrance. They crawled in here
and unlocked the door and had things
very handy. There was a few dollars
in the cash register but this was not
The robbers made their getaway,
and no trace of them has been found
up to now, altho they have some
idea as to where the clothes hav<*
gone. These clothes have gone thr»
the fire and will smell of smoke for
some time yet and ought to be de
This Is the second time this store
has been broken into, but on the for.
mer occasion only a few dollars that
was kept for change was taken.
AI«L TOLL WIRES EAST
ANI) WEST WERE DOWN
CAUSED BY SLEET STORK
The sleet storm Sunday took all the
toll wires down between Ewing and
Stuart and Monday morijing local
manager H. C. McDonald went Best
with a team arriving at Ewing in the
evening with all lines East working
temporarily. He also sent a man west
and by night the wires working west
and on Tuesday all lines were fixed
permanently and O’Neill had through
service both ways.
To Repeal Marriage Law.
A bill has been Introduced in the
Nebraska legislature to repeal the ob
noxious ten day notice clause in our
marriage license law, and it is believ
ed it will pass. It was a fool law in
the first place and never should have
been a law. The idea may be good
but it was not operative and Iowa,
Kansas, Wyoming and South Dakota,
was the mecca for our young people
to go any get married without any
fool law in restriction. A national
law to this effect might do good, but
a state law haB no force. The law has
been fine for license clerks and min
isters In other states, and has taken
thousands of dollars from its legiti
mate channel of trade in Nebraska to
these other states. We hope our-leg
islature will make haste in getting it
taken from our statute books.
The W. C. T. U. will hold a food
sale in Ben Grady’s store Saturday
afternoon, February 7th. y
APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.
O’Neill, January 22nd:
Orville Seibert, Atkinson.
Elzine Gouldie, Atkinson.
A Big Cut
On and after February 2nd Family Rough
Dry 9 cents a pound if paid when delivered and 10
cents a pound if we have to charge the account.
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