The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, February 05, 1925, Image 1

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The Frontier.
J. I. Gray, R. L. Drayton and John
T. Walker came up from Page Tues
Elmer Merriman came over from
Sioux City last week and visited a few
days with former O’Neill friends.
S. A. Hiatt, of Amelia, has been on
the sick list for some time. We learn
that he is somewhat improved at this
The Rebekahs and Odd Fellows en
joyed a card party in the lodge rooms
last Thursday evening. About sixty
five were present.
Christie Yantzi entertained his Sun
day school class of boys at the church
parlors of the Presbyterian church
last Friday evening.
A daughter weighing eight and one
half pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Wrede, Tuesday, January 27,
at the Gilligan hospital.
The married folks Tuesday evening
enjoyed the first of a series of invi
tation dances that will be given each
week in the K. C. lodge rooms.
Monday was ground hog day. The
sun shone beautifully almost all day
and if the little chipmunk did not see
his shadow it was not on account of
the nice weather.
Miss Helen Willcox left last Satur
day for Los Angeles, California, and
will spend a month visiting relatives
and enjoying the flowers and sunshine
of the Pacific coast.
Norfolk is not the only city that
can brag about their robbins. Pat
Biglin says that the robbins were
singing when he came down town
jWednesday morning.
County Superintendent Anna Dono
hoe went to Lincoln Tuesday morning
to attend the annual meeting of the
county superintendents of the state
which will be in session there this
The weather turned considerably
colder last Saturday and remained
that way over Sunday. However, the
weather this week has been nice and
warm through the day causing the
snow to disappear rapidly.
A number of farmers were in town
last Monday and Tuesday for the first
time since the holidays. The roads
have been almost impassable for a
month and are just getting in shape
bo that a car can be operated.
The W. C. T. U. met at the home
of Mrs. DeLand on Tuesday, Febru
ary 3rd. The next meeting will be
at the home of Mrs. George Bressler
on Tuesday, February 17th. This
meeting will be a Mothers’ Meeting
conducted by Mrs. Pine.
The Minnesota Electric Light Com
pany are busy making arrangements
for the installation of their new 300
horse power Diesel engine. Scott
Hough is putting in the base for the
engine this week. The base is thirty
feet four inches long, six feet thick
and eight feet wide. When the new
machinery is installed O’Neill should
have much better service than they
have enjoyed during the past few
Easter Sunday comes on April 12th
this year.
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Mrs. Gene Sanford spent Sunday
with her sister in Ewing.
Father Alberts, of Ewing, was in
the city Wednesday.
Judge and Mrs. R. R. Dickson re
turned last week from a visit in
Leon W. Mellor and Guy Wilson, of
Redbird, were looking after business
in the city Wednesday.
Grand Master R. R. Dickson at
tended Masonic functions at Ponca
and Sioux City last week.
: James Pinkerman has been in poor
'health for some time and Tuesday he
was taken to Omaha where he will re
ceive treatment in a hospital.
Atkinson Graphic: Gilbert Mc
Creath returned Friday from attend
ing the funeral of his father-in-law,
John Milnes, whose death occcrred at
the home of a daughter of the deceas
ed, Mrs. Halverson, at Akron, Iowa.
Ewing Advocate: Word has been
received here of the death of Mr. Joe
Austin, at Lincoln, Nebraska, who ran
a hardware store in the early days.
| He has been living at Broken Bow the
last two years and moved to Lincoln
a short time ago.
Russell Shoemaker has been suffer
ing with infection in his left hand.
During the latter part of December
Russell injured his hand slightly. The
injury gave him no trouble until about
a month had elapsed when the hand
and arm began to swell and give him
serious concern.
I Mrs. Dan Harrington received a let
ter a few days ago from her son, John
W. Harrington, who is now conduct
ing an auto repair shop in San Fran
cisco, California. John left O’Neill
, about twenty-seven years ago. Mrs.
I Harrington had not heard from him
for twenty years.
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' Mr. and Mrs. Lee Blake and son,
Robert Joseph, formerly of Chambers,
were visiting at the home of Mrs.
Lucy Grass last Friday. They were
'enroute from their former home near
Chambers to their homestead near
Dull Center, Wyoming, where thejr
will make their future home.
Inman Leader, Janunry 29th: A
touring c arcaught fire five miles east
of Inman last Thursday. The blaze
destroyed the car and sample cases
belonging to Harry Hove, Big Sioux
Biscuit salesman of Norfolk. M. L.
Snock, of Lincoln, salesman for the
Western Paint Co., who was riding
with him, lost his grips and samples
in the fire.
Inman Leader, January 29th: Word
has been received by friends here re
garding the marriage of John Surber,
a former resident of this vicinity, to
[Miss Stevernens, of Coleridge. The
[ marriage took place at Coleridge, Jan
uary 16. They will make their home
[with Mr. Surber’s parents until spring
j when they will move onto a farm near
Page. The bride is one of Knox
county’s popular young school teach
Three pleasant words with a deep
They mean that the sender is one
who knows how to do business; who
has a bank account and who, .there
fore, is likely to have a good credit
rating and whose business is a reliable,
going concern.
Pay by check. It’s the modern way
to do business and to meet your obli
gations. Open an account today.
The Nebraska
State Bank
R: W. Menuey, of Newport, was in
O’Neill Wednesday.
Paul Deck, of Norfolk, was in
O’Neill on business today.
Wm. Dailey and Guy Cole were
down from Emmet last Saturday.
H. W. Ward of the Emmet Hay
Company, was an O’Neill visitor Sun
James Dendinger, of Randolph, was
visiting at the home of E. M. Hayden
last Thursday.
Ezra Cook, of Chambers, shipped
in 100 head of steers last week which
he will feed on his ranch near Cham
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The team belonging to A. J. Bart
lett, of Chambers, took a little spin in
soulffi O’Neill last Monday. No damage
was done.
Late word from Con Keys, who is
again in St. Catherines hospital in
Omaha, is to the effect that he is im
proving nicely.
R. W. Pugh, of Deadwood, South
Dakota, stopped in O’Neill, Wednes
day on his way to Chambers where he
has business interests.
Ira Puckett, of Allen, formerly a
resident south of Emmet, was in the
city Tuesday on his way to the home
of his son near Emmet.
A few public sales have been held
recently and we learn that the live
stock and other property is bringing
exceptionally good prices.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Ryan and child
ren left for points in California Wed
nesday where they will visit friends
and relatives for several weeks.
The hay market in South O’Neill is
being flooded with hay the past week.
The hay is of excellent quality and
the old timers say that it is the finest
hay that they have seen in many
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schacht and
baby departed Wednesday for points
in Texas where they own property
near the oil fields. They expect to
spend some time looking over their
interests there.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hunter received
the announcement of the death of a
brother-in-law, James Williams, of
Tipton, Iowa, who died Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter went from Lin
coln Thursday to attend the funeral.
Mr. Williams will be remembered as
having visited here a number of times
in the past few years.
Albert Gibson, residing in the
Mineola country, northeast of O’Neill,
received word last Friday announcing
the death of his brother-in-law, Ed
Darr, at Denver, where he was em
ployed in a smelting works. Mr.
Darr’s death was caused by burns re
ceived by the breaking of steam pipes
in the smelting works. The deceased
was well known in the eastern part of
the county.
E. I. Ruben, traveling salesman for
the Paramount Film Co., sustained a
couple of badly frozen ears last
Thursday night when he became stall
ed with his car about fourteen miles
north of O’Neill on the highway, and
was compelled to remain in the car
all night. Friday morning he walked
mile and a half to the Stein farm and
obtaind assistance. Mr. Ruben re
ceived first aid treatment for the fro
zen ears from local physicians and
left at once for Omaha for further
Miss Georgia Hall, formerly of this
city, is starring in the drama “Rain.”
From the following announcement of
the drama in an Omaha paper of a
few days ago it is evident that Miss
Georgia is one of the prominent actors
of the country. “ ‘Rain,’ a drama of
the south sea tropics has been booked
for four days starting Thursday, Jan
uary 19, at the Brandeis theatre,
Manager Joy Sutphen announced
Thursday. The part taken in the
original cast by Miss Jeane Eagels
will be played by Georgia Lee Hall.”
The Sunday issue of the Omaha
Bee under an O’Neill date line, con
tained the picture of James Trigg, of
this city and recounts an event in
his early life that brings back old
memories. Following is the article
appearing beneath the picture: James
Triggs, recently retired chief of the
O’Neill fire department, was a fire
man at the great Chicago fire in 1871,
which resulted when Mrs. O’Leary’s
cow kicked over the lamp. Mr.
Triggs, who still is hale and hearty
at the time was a member of Liberty
hose company No. 1, Michigan City
fire department. The night the
historic conflagration broke out his
department was summoned to Chi
cago and there remained on duty until
the flames were subdued.
The Frontier is being set up and is
sued by itself this week. For the past
six or seven weeks we have relied upon
the generosity of our neighbor and es
teemed contemporary, The Holt
County Independent. Mr. Miles and
Gerald have been very kind to us in
every way and vfe are more than
grateful to them for the many
courtesies shown. The Frontier will
continue to print on the Independent
press until a new building id erected,
which will be Borne time during the
coming summer.
The Frontier invites all its friends
to visit our new office under the Royal
theatre. We do not have a modern
place but we will try and make you
Anyone having news items will con
fer a favor by phoning them to us at
any time. Phone 61.
Theodore Zaborowski Louis Tom
jack, Joe Tom jack as guardian of
John Tom jack and Sylvester Tom
jack respectively, have filed, through
their attorney, J. J. Harrington, per
sonal injury suits against the Chi
cago & Northwestern Railway Com
pany, in the separate amounts of $3,
000.00 each, for injuries they claim to
have received when the auto driven
by Theodore Zaborowski went into the
ditch on December 26, 1923, just after
crossing the defendants right of way
southeast of Ewing. The plaintiffs
claim that the crossing was high and
for that reason they were unable to
see a defective culvert and roadway
until they were upon it causing their
car to go to the ditch, injuring the en
tire party.
Secretary of the School Board C. B.
Scott has received several phone calls
recently from buyers of bonds, wanting
the O’Neill school district to refund
their bonds at a slightly lower figure.
The bonds are now held by the state
4#d are drawing 6 per cent; and the
prospective buyers are offering to
handle them at 4% per cent. That
the difference of one-fourth of one
per cent would not justify the district
in refunding the bonds seems to be
the opinion of the board. It is quite
gratifying to the members of the
board and to those interested in the
welfare of the school to know that the
district is in such a healthy condition
as to attract the attention of in
When the new school house was
erected in 1913 there was an indebted
ness incurred of $60,000. There has
been paid, of that amount, $27,000,
leaving a balance unpaid of $23,000.
Feb. 4—Department of Literary and
Leader, Mrs. Wise.
Feb. 11—Department Home Eco
Leader, Mrs. J. M. Hunter.
Hostesses, Mesdames, Gillespie,
Templeton, Ha' j-.rd.
Subject, Easily Prepared Lunches
from the Emergency Shelf —Mrs
Demonstration Rarebit, Mrs. Swig
Feb. 18—Department of Music.
Leader, Mrs. G. A. Miles.
Feb. 20—Reception for State Presi
dent, Mrs. Perryman, and District
President, Mrs. S. W. Thompson.
Feb. 26—General Meeting. Elect
jort of Officers.
The Literary and Art Department
held their usual meeting on Wednes
day afternoon, February 4th. Mrs. J.
H. Wise was leader, and a very inter
esting musical program was enjoyed
by the department, besides the Book
Review. “The Able McLaughlins”
was reviewed by Mrs. C. ,i Malone,
and those who stayed at home, missed
a rare treat. The Able McLaughlins,
is a book written by Margaret Wilson,
daughter of the first Secretary cf Ag
riculture, Jaiyes Wilson. It is a
modern book, well written, and was
well treated by Mrs. Malone. Sirs. J.
J. Harrington led the discuss! in and
her remarks on the good nnd bad
points of the story were in every way
profitable and enjoyable.
Club Reporter.
Mike Enright has purchased the city
delivery business of Sam Thompson
and Hank Ritts and will take posses
sion next Monday. Mr. Thompson
and Mr. Ritts are contemplating enter
ing other business in the city in the
near future.
Mrs. Georgia O. Rasley. of the
Royal Theatre, vjas in Norfolk Wed
nesday on business.
(By Holt County's Poet Laureate.)
Out on the wind-swept prairie
Where a man had need of brawn;
Out where herds of bison
Tramped at desk and dawn;
Out where the lurking Indians
Gave mens’ nerves a test,
Came John O’Neill, in the seventies,
Out to the Wilder West.
He brought a youthful Spirit,
And muscles the strength of steel;
A trusty muzzle-loader
That spoke for woe or weal;
And a strong determination
Came, as he saw the loam,
To stay amid the dangers
And hew himself a home.
There by the flowing Elkhorn
On the prairies' wide expanse,
He took time by the forelock,
He grasped the hand of chance,
For he reared himself a shanty,
There on the virgin sod,
Keeping his rifle ready
Yet asking the help of God.
He found around him riches,
Enough for himself, and more;
So setting out for colonists
He led them to his door.
Men like himself, he piloted;
Men who would do or dare,
Thus was the O’Neill colony
Firmly established there.
There, amid yapping coyotes
Who nightlj sent their call,
Where the sight of a watching Indian
Sent a chill to the heart of all.
Where prairie fires were a menace
Too dire for us to feel,
They founded a tiny village,
The village of O’Neill.
Father Time, in his annual passings,
Would hide his face and frown;
But he took from the O’Neill body
And gave to the O’Neill town
Until the poor old body
Could stand the theft no more.
Tho the town grew and flourished
And added store on store.
Gone are the fearsome Indians!
Gone is the bisons’ tread!
Gone is the city’s founder
To swell the nation’s dead!
But like a living statute,
Fed by his spirits’ flame,
tfrows the O’Neill city
Honoring the O’Neill name.
Oh Time, who took from us,
Woulds’t Thou now make amends ?
Then arouse him for a moment
And let him view his friends.
Sit him upon his casket,
At the church bell’s loud appeal,
And let him view to-day, his own,
His own O’Neill.
R. J. Marsh of this city received the
announcement a few days ago of the
death of his brother-in-law, James
Jennings, at his home in Park City,
Utah, where he has made home
for the past twenty-nine years. His
death occurred on January 28th, and
resulted from complications.
Mr. Jennings held a responsible
position with the Kearns Mining Co.
Mr. Jenning was one of the early set
tlers of Holt county, coming here in
1878 and continued to make his home
here until he moved to Utah.
Applied For At O’Neill.
January 27th—
Joe Soukup, O’Neill.
Frances Jirak, O’Neill.
January 28th—
Leo Funk, Ewing.
Margaret Sehi, Clearwater.
January 31st—
Frank Hawk, Ewing.
Mary Tomjack, Ewing.
Max F. Weichman, Stuart.
Bessie Skudler, Stuart.
That realization often time sur
passes anticipation was brought home
with more than usual force when the
Farmers Union members gathered at
the pleasant country home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Donohoe who reside a few
miles north of O’Neill on the Spencer
Highway, where they enjoyed a
regular banquet and dance.
As I was present and thoroughly
enjoyed the evening I will take the
liberty to send you a writeup of the
occasion as I saw it. Most people like
to see their names in print although
some of them pretend that they do
not, but I claim there are no real ex
ceptions to the rule. Owing to the
large crowd present it will be impos
sible for me to give you the names of
those present.
The crowd gathered earlier than
usual and outrivaled any of the pre
vious gatherings. Many new faces
were present. The program com
mittee which was assigned at the an
nual meeting had everything arranged
for the great affair. The Donohoe
band assisted by Miss Welsh on the
violin mounted the restum and the
dance began. T. J. Donohoe and Mrs.
Fred Meuting led the spirited grand
march which was greatly enjoyed by
all the participants. Then came the
Miller Boy so that everyone had a
chance to get acquainted with each
other. Leo Matthews was floor
manager and his voice flowed with
such smoothness and rhythm that it
would seem impossible to add to or
take from to improve the evening’s
enjoyment. About 12:30 o’clock an
elaborate banquet followed. The mere
appearance of the festive board pro
duced an atmosphere of pleasant anti
cipation among the guests that argued
well for the social success of the oc
Joe Gokke presided as toastmaster
and called upon the following who
ably responded to the subjects as
signed to them:
"111 Never Marry Again.”—Mrs.
Fred Meuting.
“From This Valley”—Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Donohoe.
“In The Breaker Long Ago”—T. F.
Donohoe. ^
“Yankee Girl"—Edw. S. Early.
“Water Caresses”—J. B. Donohoe.
“Guilty Or Not Guilty”—John Mc
The “light fantastic” again shook
the house until about 4:30 a. m. Con
gratulations were extended for the
hospitality shown by Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Donohoe.
One of the Number.
There Is
A Difference
Good service and personal interest
await the depositor here in this bank.
Don’t overlook these two valuable
aids to your business.
This bank carries no indebtedness
of officers or stockholders.
Resources over $600,000.00.
O’Neill National