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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (March 19, 1925)
Notice To Automobile Owners
In order to save any further costs, kindly get
your 1925 Auto and Truck license at once.
Peter W. Duffy, Sheriff
O’NEILL HIGH SCHOOL.
The Inter-Class Track Meet, which
will be held next Friday afternoon, is
keeping all those who have entered in
hard training and suspense.
The Commercial Law Class visited
court Monday. The class reported a
very interesting time.
The Declamatory Contest for the
local students of O’Neill High school,
will “be held Friday, the 20th. Every
one is invited. The program will be
well worth your time.
The Inspector, who was in town the
past few days, has been the reason for
some very good behavior.
The students who take part in the
local Declamatory contest have been
given a chance to practice by speak
ing before the High School Assembly.
A goodly number of bright green
ties and ribbons were in evidence on
the 17th of this month, in celebration
of Saint Patrick’s Day.
The Eighth grade will write the
state examinations Thursday and Fri
day of this week. They have pre
pared on History, Grammar, Orthog
raphy, Geography and Agriculture of
Nebraska, and Arithmetic, written
Louis Speak is a new pupil in the
Seventh grade this week.
Fern Wilkinson and Kenneth Car
son have been absent from the Fifth
grade this week.
Miss Dillon, the Sixth grade teach
er, is absent from school this week on
account of sickness. The Normal
Training Class is taking charge of her
Toom during her absence.
Miss Horiskey will teach the Fifth
grade Thursday and Friday while
Miss MacLeod takes charge of the
Eighth Grade Examinations.
Gene Rummell, Agnes Loy, and
Ella Wilkinson are absent from the
Fourth and Second grade rooms this
week on account of sickness.
Earl Parker is a new pupil in the
Merle Chase is a new student in the
Lester Porter and Wilferd Cleven
ger are new pupils in the First grade.
Get your job word done at The
Frontier office. Finest quality.
NOTES FROM THE NORTHEAST.
Ralph Phillips, of Knoxville, was
transacting business in O’Neill Mon
Our March storm proved to be mild
compared to March storms experienc
ed in past years.
Ralph Phillips was sawing wood at
the Wertz farm Wednesday. He has
a six horse gasoline engine and good
Harry Ferguson, of Dorsey, was in
this vicinity Saturday, representing
the Williams Murphy Company of
Will Block, of Walnut, Nebraska,
was a recent caller at the Wertz
home, purchasing twenty-seven pure
bred White Wyandotte chickens.
The unusual number of sales is a
strong indication of many changes in
this part of Holt county. Some are
locating on other farms, and some
farmers expect to be occupied in
February and March weather has
been more favorable for care of stock
than December and January, requiring
less feed. Have not been informed of
any serious loss of stock, or any loss
in corn stalk fields, which is rather
We are reliably informed that Wil
lowdale precinct has paid all obliga
tions and has funds available for nece
sary road work including grading in
1925. Willowdale has twenty-two
miles of graded roads including that
on township lines, which no doubt v i'J
be well maintained.
We are informed that some of the
farmers that have not sown sweet
clover are intending to give it a trial
this spring as a soil builder and past
ure and seed experience has proven it
valuable. It is well to know the vari
ety best adapted to their locality and
the variety the greatest soil builder.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hunter, of Mon
tana, Mrs. J. M. Hunter, of O’Neill,
and Frank Hunter, of Star, were re
cent visitors at the home of your cor
respondent. John Hunter and wife
have been visiting relatives in Cedar
County, Iowa, and expect to return to
their home in Montana in the near
future. John owns a quarter section
of land in Willowdale precinct.
I’.lack—You didn't tell your hostess
how much you enjoyed-the evening.
White—That hardly seemed the
thing to say when she and her husband
had been quarreling all the time.
Friend—Don’t sit In that game, mis
ter, them birds use marked cards.
Jack of Clubs—Aw, that’s all right,
pard. I got a pocketful of counterfeit
SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME
Lady Politician—We women are go
ing to sweep the country, my friend!
Hubby—I could believe that more
ea^'V if you began by sweeping the
was a. jobless actor
A l.l hunger reached his soul.
"I crave not bread," he sadly said,
“I’d rather have a role.
Wouldn’t Have To
Father—You can’t support my
daughter. Twenty-five dollars a week
won’t even pay your rent.
Suitor—Surely you don’t expect to
charge Marian and I rent?
Didn’t Seem Likely
“Halloa! why are you rushing about
“I’m trying to get something for my
“Had any offers?”—Stray Stories.
Those Boston People
Visitor—This town was once called
Daisy, wasn’t it?
Native—Yep. But a family moved
here from Boston an’ got us to change
it to Marguerite.
“My wife is a great one to borrow
“Mine doesn’t have to; she’s an ex
pert at making It.”
He’s Too Experienced
“Why doesn’t your boss install an
“He doesn’t care how long it takes
os to do the work.”
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, O’Neill Nebraska
((c), 1925, Western Newspaper Union.)
OEWARD stared at the figures on
the paper before him, and a dark
ness deeper than the dusk of the
night-swept city outside settled upon
him—the black darkness of despair.
"That means good by to my busi
ness—good-by to my dreams of a
home with Avery," he muttered, and
trembled with the sheer shock of the
Martini The name stung 1 If he
only knew what Martin would bid on
that special contract—the only man in
a position to take the contract from
Then—Avery I She was Martin’s
special stenographer. She could get
the figures of Martin’s bid; and he,
Seward, could bid just a point under—
and lie and his dreams would be
Just to get those precious figures—
thut was all, a little thing, to do. Mar
tin was unscrupulous; why not play
his game against him!
The perspiration broke out on
Seward’s forehead; the office air
seemed close. Then he thought of
Avery, blue-eyed, pretty, waiting five
long years for him to get his business
going—and now I
Seward Jumped to his feet and
slammed his desk cover down. The
end of the road, pitching down before
him into a dark pit of despair, of lost
hope, and ashes of dreams. No! any
thing but that!—anything but that!—
his mind repeated.
He hurried to Averts boarding
She listened with widening eyes to
his hot reasoning as he explained the
As he finished, she came to him and
spoke gently. “Dear, you are half
crazed. You don't want me to do that.
I know he does dishonest things in
our way of looking—”
“Avery, It’s that or nothing I If yon
won’t help, why—I—I simply give up!
If you love me, you’ll help me Just
now!” he urged with cold grimness,
moyed by one Impelling desire.
He left her white-faced and trem
bling, but she assented.
Her good-night kiss was as warm
and tender as of old, but her small
band lingered long in his, and even
through his stormy mind for an in
stant flashed a feeling that it was the
hand-clasp of farewell, but the feeling
He slept that night the deep sleep
i of exhaustion that follows hours ol
anxiety—the peace of a crisis passed,
a decision made right or wrong.
In the morning a messenger brought
her note—and the precious figures
Swiftly he made out his papers and
mulled them; then back to his office
he went—his future and his business
secure, the travail of the tough years
He took Avery’s picture from the
little folder In his desk and looked
long at the serene, gentle face that
meant so much to him. He dreamt a
bit of the days to be with her.
"If I can only be worthy of her!” he
thought—and with the word “worthy”
something broke within him. The
distorted vision of his over-wrought
mind cleared, cold winds seemed to
blow upon him, chilling the fever with
in him, and be saw no longer darkly.
He sat dumb, stricken. “And I,
using her love for ine, drove iter into
this! I must have been insane—
There was just one thing to do. He
grabbed his hut. paused at the d<>or
of the office and looked back. “The
end of the road for me and mv hopes,
but it isn’t going to end In dishonor!”
Fifteen minutes later he was ush
ered into Martin’s private office. The
harsh face of the older man turned to
Quietly, frankly, Seward told him
the whole story, not sparing himself
in any way—how lie had driven Avery
into her act; and he said In closing:
“Of course, I shall not undertake the
contract even If I get It.”
Martin toyed with a pencil. “A
shady move thnt seemed to win.
Young man, I show no mercy In this
game—I got none In my youth.”
Seward’s heart sank as he watched
the Impassive face. If Martin did as
he could do, It meant disgrace for
Avery and himself—public shame for
Avery! His lips went dry,
“However,” Martin went on. “Miss
Hudson came to me and told me what
you wanted. I gave her the figures."
Stunned as If hy a blow, Seward
stared at him, then leaped to his feet
with a strangled cry. Avery had fold
Martin t'ose himseif. ”1 hate to lose
her, but this waiting game Is ridicu
lous, Marry her—she will play the
game with you, und you’ll both find It
all worth while! And besides. It may
Interest you that I am not going to
bid for that contract—so It Is yours!
You have hung on gamely, and I ad
mire true-blue, lad. I’ll send her In.”
A few moments, and the door
opened. Avery came In, her clear eyes
finding his, the loveltght tender and
glad within them. As he gathered her
slight form Into his hungry arms. It
dawned upon him with sweet and com
forting meaning that what seems like
the end of the road la really the be
ginning—that any road traveled with
faith, hope, cheer, and with love as
comrade knows no ending except In
happiness. __ _
I “Ain’t Nature Wonderful” j
By “UNCLE PETE,” O’NciB, Nebraska,
(Courtesy St. Louis Post Dispatch.) tj
Little Pochahontas, 6-year-old
daughter of Charlie Laughing Horse,
a half-breed trapper and rancher re
siding in the angle above the junction
of Skull and Bloody creeks west of
Beaver Flats, may owe her life to her
young pet wildcat. The little miss
last Wednesday afternoon was return
ing alone to her home from the Lost
Pond school which she attends, she
having been kept in for whispering
for some time after the regular daily
session was concluded, her little
brother and sisters having departed
without awaiting her.
Pocahontas had proceeded about
half of the three miles from the school
house to the Laughing Horse domicile
and was crossing a small tributary to
he Skull when she was attacked by
a drove of enraged jack rabbits, which
were hunting in the vicinity. Her
failure to arrive home with the other
children was at once noticed by the
young pet wildcat, which the teacher
had forbidden her to bring to school
and the cat started out along the trail
to the school house to meet her TTo
had gone about a naif mile from tne
house, evidently, when the little girl
was attacked by the giant hares and
her cries of terror as with a stick she
attempted to beat off the ferocious
pack, must have reached his keen ears,
for just as the little girl had thrown
away her stick and was attempting to
climb a tree, the cat landed amid the
beasts which were trying to pull her
The rabbits immediately turned
their attention to the cat and only ac
knowledged defeat and made off after
he had killed several of them.
Residents of the vicinity are un
able to account for the strange action
of the rabbits, which usually aro
peaceable enough, uhless they had
been driven to eating the poisonous
loco plants along the creek when the
heavy snows covered up their other
sources of food supply. The litlle girl
suffered no serious injuries in her
Elizabeth was three years old and,
what is more, Elizabeth, like most
small glrlH, was very fond of games
of “make believe.” Her latest delight
In the realm of fancy was “playing
telephones.” a game of which she never
Her grandmother was well aware of
Elizabeth’s fancy and one night, when
the little girl was proving obstinate
about going to have her bath, the old
lady thought she would try a little
Grandmother (holding one end of the
toy telephone)—Hello I Is that Eliza
Elizabeth (very delighted)—Yes,
Grandmother—Well, come along,
Elizabeth, it’s time for your bath.
Elizabeth (dropping receiver)—
Wrong number 1
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pink visited with
relatives in Ewing last Sunday.
Edward Grass purchased a saddle
pony of Buv Wanser one day last
Edward Grass and Charlie Kohler
visited Thursday evening at the A.
Ed Porter and A. Crumley are
hauling several car loads of hay to
Hay-Point this week.
Claude Hamilton is building on his
mother’s farm in Pleasant Valley,
where he expects to farm this com
■Bill DeLong returned home from his
son’s home last Monday and discover
ed that his house was in fire. The
building was totally destroyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter McIntyre, of
Plainview, Nebraska, visited Wednes
day and Thursday with Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
SURROUNDING AND PLEASANT
Aca Worley was in Atkinson Tues
John Steskal called on John F.
Frank Heeb moved his family to
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sterns moved
onto the Paul Winkler ranch Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Anderson called
on Mr. Yongburg, who is sick, Mon
Archie Millington and John War
ner were in O’Neill on business Tues
Zeb Warner and son, Fred, of
O’Neill, called on John Schrunk Mon
Elmer Steskal is spending a few
days with his sister, Mrs. Alvin Wal
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Walnofer spent
Sunday afternoon with Frank Heeb’s
A number of friends called on Mr.
and Mrs. August Brinkman Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Miller callen on
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bessie Sunday
Albert Klingler and son, Melvin,
called on their friend, Gene Haffncr
in Atkinson Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foreman and
son, from Emmet, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. John Pruss.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkler and
family spent Sunday with her parents
and Mrs. and Mrs. Lenard Ulrich. *
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Winkler and
family spent Sunday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. George Pancrat’s
Mr. and Mrs. George Pancratz and
daughter, Margaret, were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkler Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Maring called
on his mother Sunday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Maring
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klingler, Ed
Early and John Conley spent Sun
day evening with Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Bruder and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Long and daugh
ter, Viola, of Norfolk, spent the
week end with Mi*, and Mrs. Albert
Klingler and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Walnofer, Mrs.
Henry Winkler and daughter, Doro
thy, and John Warner, spent Tuesday
with Albert Klingler and family.
John F. Warner spent the week end
with friends near Spencer and was
a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Henderson near Phoenix Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lessaman,
from Atkinson, Mrs. Henry Winkler
and daughter, Dorothy, called on Mr.
and Mrs. Charley Wright and family
Stolen from the Frank Snyder farm,
3 Mi miles north and 1 mile west of
Page, on the night of March 2, 1925,
4 brood sows, Poland China breed,
black. Three of them would weigh
225 lbs. and one 325 lbs. One of
these sows has tip cut off right ear.
The othere three has notch out of ear
on under sjde.
$50.00 reward will be paid for the
recovery of the hogs and conviction
42-2 FRANK SNYDER.
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