The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 14, 1925, Image 4

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Mrs. Mary A. Dwyer died Monday
night at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. C. E. Stout, in this city following
a lingering illness covering many
Mary A. Harrington was born in
Barehaven, County Cork, Ireland, on
June 23, 183!). At the age of thirteen
years she came to America with her
parents who located in the New En
gland state. She was united In mar
riage to Timothy P. Dwyer, at Onto
nogon, Michigan, September 26, 1858.
Nine children were born to this union,
five of whom survive their mother;
they are John V. and Drfl W. T., of
Butte, Montana; Father Isidore, of
St. Louis, Missouri; Mother Borgia, of
Mount St. Maiy’s Seminary, Omaha,
and Mrs. C. E. Stout of this city with
whom the deceased has made her home
for the past eighteen years.
In 1880 Mrs. Dwyer, accompanied
by her husband and family came out
from Michigan and located on a homo
stead six miles northeast of O’Neill
where they resided for many years.
Solemn Requiem High Mass was
celebrated by Father Isidore, Father
M. F. Cassidy and Father P. J. Van
derlaan at the funeral services at St.
Patrick’s church at nine o’clock. Bur
ial was made in Calvary cemetery.
John James Thomas, passed away
Wednesday evening at nine o’clock
in the Layton Apartments in Hot
Springs, South Dakota, where he
had resided for one week. The im
mediate cause of his death was apo
plexy. On May 3rd, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas and son, Junior, went to
Sturgis, South Dakota, where they
visited a few days. Mrs. Thomas
and Junior returned to O’Neill and
Mr. Thomas went to Hot Springs
where he was taking treatment at
the Sanitarium and was apparently
considerably improved when he was
stricken with apoplexy.
John J. Thomas was born in Corn
ing, Iowa, July 30, 1870, where he
grew to manhood. He made his home
at Walbach, Nebraska, for a number
of years where he was engaged in
the dray business. He was united in
marriage to Miss Maude Lee, at
Walbach; to this union two daughters
were born, Miss Mayren and Miss
Ora, who now reside in Sturgis,
South Dakota. Four years after
their marriage Mrs. Thomas died.
Mr. Thomas came to O’Neill about
twenty years ago.
On October 1st he was married to
Mrs. Mary Oliver, of this city, who
died two and one-half years later.
,Mr- ThAnas was united in marriage
to Mrs. Julia Cameron of this city,
on February 11, 1918, who survives
Bes ides his wife and two daughters
he leaves a mother, Mrs. Mary
Thomas, of Sturgis, South Dakota;
five sisters, Mrs. Ed Johnson, of
Winner, South Dakota; Mrs. C. W.
Cunning, of Sturgis, South Dakota;
Mrs. Charles Gidley, of Nodaway,
Iowa; Mrs. Minnie Johnson, of Corn
ing, Iowa; Mrs. L. A. Taylor, of Elk
City, Oklahoma; and one brother,
William, of Fresno, California.
Funeral services held from
the Presbyterian church in this city,
Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock
conducted by Rev. George Longstaff,
pastor. Burial will be made in Pros
pect Hill cemetery.
(Atkinson Graphic, May 8.)
James Henry Diehl, born Novem
ber 4, 1844, In Richlandtown, Penn
sylvania, passed away at his home in
Atkinson, his death occuring at 3
a. m. Monday, May 4.
He had been suffering from dia
betes for several years and the dis
ease terminated in dropsy confining
him to the house for the past four
months. The funeral was held Wed
nesday at 1 p. m. from the Lutheran
church and burial was in Woodlawn
Mr. Diehl was one of the really old
Nebraska settlers. He with his wife,
whose maiden name was Emma C.
Mohr, and to whom he was united in
marriage at Hillertown, Pennsylvania,
November 18, 1865, came west forty
six years ago to locate in Cuming
County, at West Point. They resided
there for five years before coming to
Holt county.. Taking a homestead
twelve miles northeast of town; he
was one of the pioneers who helped
to develop this part of the state. For
twenty-three years they lived on the
homestead, moving to Atkinson eigh
teen years ago, where they have since
resided. Until recently Mr. Diehl was
a familiar figure on the streets and
will be missed by many old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Diehl were the parents
of six children, two dying in infancy,
and one daughter, Mrs. Babel Ander
son, dying about nine years ago. Two
sons, Charles and Frank Diehl and a
daughter, Mrs. Ed Steskal, besides
the wife, survive their father. Aside
from the immediate family there are
numerous other relatives many of
whom were here to attend the
(Ewing Advocate, May 6.)
Stuart A. Murphy was born in
Benton County, Iowa, on April 8,
1863, and died in Omaha, Nebraska,
April 27, 1925, being sixty-two years
and twenty-four days of age.
His parents were Stuart A. Mur
phy and Mary Dunlap Murphy who
jhad emigrated to this country from
! Ireland. He lived in the neighbor
hood of Iowa Falls, Iowa, for thirty
'flve years. He married Miss Evert
dina Briese and moved to Ewing, Ne
braska. There nine children were
born to them, all of whom survive
their parents. Mrs. Murphy passed
away almost ten years ago, and five
years ago Mr. Murphy movd to
Omaha. 'v
His death was caused by pneumo
nia following a stroke of paralysis.
Surviving him among his immediate
relatives are his nine children: Ev
ertdina, Fanna, Stuart D., Everett,
Fred, Mary, Grace, Rose and Mil
The funeral was held at the U. P.
church April 30 at 2:30 p. m., Rev.
R. L. Wilson officiating. Interment
was made in the Ewing cemetery.
Mrs. Sam Knox, of Waterbury, Ne
braska, sister of Mrs. J. J. Thomas,
is here to attend the funeral services
for the late J. J. Thomas, which will
be held Saturday afternoon.
Biggest Sensation in History of Drug
Trade Created by Sensational Med
The biggest thing in medicine today is Karnak.
Nothing like it has ever been seen here before. Every
where, crowds throng the Karnak drug stores, eager for the
marvelous medicine that is producing such remarkable re
w hen asked to what he ascribes
the tremendous popularity of Kar
nak, L. M. Carroll, Special Karnak
representative, answered:
“Merit alone is responsible for
the tremendous success of KaVnak.
“Karnak brings about real and"
substantial benefits in the way of
health, strength and vigor. It is a
trukvi reconstructive tonic and body
builder. And tne prompt action of
its ingredients is remarkable. You
can tell after the first few doses
that you are being benefited in a
natural, pubstautial way.
One or two teaspoonsful of Rar
nak before meals corrects disorders
of the stomach, liver and kidneys,
aids digestion, cleanses the system
of impurities, builds up a natural
appetite for wholesome food and
stimulates and revitalizes the en
tire system. As a result you soon
begin to feel like yourself again,
brimful of new life and energy.
Karnaek is sold in O’Neill exclu
sively by Chas. E. Stout, and by
the leading druggist in every town.
| Royal Theatre f
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Hetfy Compson and Richard Dix in
Buck Jones in
“Great Circus Mystery.”
Milton Sills and Nazimova in
Comedy and News.
Myrtle Steadman in
Thomas Meighan in
“Kiss Me Again.”
“Last Man On Earth.”
Do you want a Birthday Gift?
I want to give you one.
I’ll admit every child in O’Neill
On Your Birthday.
Ask for Pass at Box Office.
John Lorge, a brother-in-law of D.
II. Cronin, died at his home in Durant,
Oklahoma, Wednesday morning, fol
lowing an illness of two weeks.
Funeral services will be held Satur
day morning at Randolph, Nebraska,
his former home. Mrs. P. B. Harty,
J. D. Cronin and Francis Cronin will
attend the services.
35,000 Orphans and
Hundreds of Disabled
Need Immediate Help
Drive Starts Here May 25th
The campaign in Nebraska for $50,
000 for orphans and disabled ex-serv
ice men is an obligation of the citizens
of the state and not an American Leg
ion obligation, although the Legion is
sponsoring it, according to C. M. Bos
ley, acting state commander.
The plan proposed for conducting
the campaign is the appointment of
local committees in each community.
As a rule this local committee consists
of one representative from each busi
ness organization, fraternal order and
club. The committee will have actual
“The earnings of the national en
dowment fund $5,000,000 will amount
to $225,000 annually,” Mr. Bosley said.
“These earnings alone will be used in
caring for disabled war veterans and
orphans of Conner ex-service men,
leaving the $5,000,000 intact as a per
manent fund. The earnings will be
divided on a 50-60 basis for veterans
and orphans.”
Many of the disabled men in rhe
United States today are not being ade
quately cared for by the veteran’s bu
reau, in spite of the efficient way the
bureau has operated, Mr. Bosley said.
Because the right kind of care has
been lacking at the critical time, many
veterans are permanently disabled
who otherwise would have been only
temporarily in hospitals for treatment.
There are 35,000 orphans of world
war veterans in the country today, a
large percentage of whom are not
receiving proper care. Many of them
are in orphans’ homes or asylums
where there is little hope of perma
nent cure. The want of proper care
at a critical time applies to the or
phans as well as to the veterans them
Temporary care to effect a perma
nent cure” is the Legion slogan ap
plied to both war veterans and or
phans -of veterans, according to Mr
The work of caring for orphans will
be carried on largely by means of cot
tage homes. These homes, or billets,
will have children in groups of 10 and
12. These children are not to be per
manent residents of the homes ex
cept in few cases. The main purpose
of the homes will be to fit the child
ren for adoption into homes of the com
None of the many communities
which Mr .Bosley, 'accompanied bty
Paul E .Seidler as field secretary, has
visited in the state has failed to heart
ily endorse the proposed campaign.
Mr .Bosley and Mr. Seidler predicts
that the state will oversubscribe its
quota by 50 per cent.
The cottage home at Independence.
Kansas, now being constructed for
war orphans, will be of particular in
terest to Nebraska. The 640 acre
farm was donated to the national
Legion organization for this use by
Dan Debncy, farmer, who lost two
sons in service. J. Ed. C. Fisher, of
Beatrice, former state commander, is
one of the directors of this home.
Our Quota is $192.60
The quota to be raised by the local
post of the American Legion with the
help of the rest of the people of O’Neill
is $192.00, which the members of the
post foci will be greatly oversubscrib
ed. Commander Pat Hatty and Adju
tant G. E. Miles and quite a number
of other members of the post expect
to drive to Ainsworth next Sunday to
attend a district meeting at which
time all matters of this drive will be
On Sunday, May 10th, the St.
Mary’s Alumni held a meeting at the
school, the main feature of which
was a breakfast. The business meet- j
ing was held immediately after.
There were about forty Alumnae
present, and twenty Seniors of this j
year were our guests.
Miss Anna O’Donnell gave a very
interesting account of the convention j
of the International Federation of |
Catholic Alumnae, held in Philadel- j
phia in the fall. She attended this
convention as our delegate and she
ably represented S. M. A. She told j
us that she had a lovely long visit
with Sister Antoinette, who sent her
love and best wishes to all in O’Neill.
Mrs. F. J. Dishner, who was re
cently elected Vice-Governor of the
Nebraska Chapter of the State Fed
eration of Catholic Alumnae, gave a
brief account of the Convention in
Omaha. She is the first Alumnae to
receive any such honor, and we are
justly proud of her.
In October, 1925, we will celebrate
the Silver Jubilee of our school, and
it was to discuss plans for this that
we met.
The usual June Reunion is post
poned ’till October, at which time the
Jubilee will be celebrated in a fitting
manner. As many of the old teach
ers as possibly can return, will be
here then for a few days.
It was decided too, that a Jubilee
gift should be given, and we set
$25.00 as our goal. This will be rais
ed by the Alumni. There were three
hundred four of which twenty-five
are Religious, and eight are deceased.
It was a lovely meeting and was
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
We decided that we would all get
together soon, again.
Wc wish to thank Reverend Mother
and the Sisters for their efforts to
make all our gatherings an occasion
of great pleasure and happiness.
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Washington, May 11. The Supreme
court today refused to intervene in
the electrocution of Walter Ray Sim
mons, of Nebraska, convicted of the
murder of Frank Pahl of Boyd county
in 1922. Simmons claimed an unfair
trial charging that three of the trial
jury had declared before the trial that
Simmons should be put to death for
the killing.
The separate petitions were filed
in behalf of Simmons by his attor
neys, nearly a year ago, both of which
the Supreme court rejected. One was
an application for a writ of certiorari
directing the Supreme court of Ne
braska to furnish attested record of
the case for review by the tribunal at
Washington. The other was in the
nature of an error proceeding.
No hearing was held on the ap
plications, but the Federal Supreme
court considered them solely on the
showing made by the convicted man’s
lawyers in the two petitions and in a
brief filed later. The state of Ne
braska was not asked to present any
contrary facts or arguments.
The United States Supreme court’s
action in denying the application of
Simmons’ attorneys, filed June 10
last year, to have that tribunal re
view he case on error or certiorari
proceedings, will throw the matter
back into the hands of state authori
ties, upon whom no longer rests any
restraint from carrying out the law
and the decrees of the Nebraska
The last reprieve granted Simmons
by Governor McMullen, while await
ing the ruling of the federal high
bench, will expire Tuesday, May 12,
which is the date for the monthly
meeting of the state pardon board.
As no official notice has yet been re
ceived of the court’s action, and as
some time must be allowed for prep
arations to carry out the execution,
the governor will undoubtedly issue
another reprieve, which may be the
last one. Governor McMullen was not
in the city Monday, but will be here
D. A. Meeker, the governor’s sec
retary, said that a new reprieve for
30 days, the longest time which the
constitution allows the governor to
grant a respite, has been prepared and
will probably be signed by Governor
McMullen upon his return Tuesday.
This will prolong Simmons’ life until
June 9.
It is anticipated that counsel for
Simmons may, in the meantime, ap
ply to the state pardon board once
more to have his death sentence com
muted to life imprisonment. Two
hearings on that qusetion were held
a year ago, and the board refused the
commutation both times. Since Gov
ernor McMullen took office and be
came chairman of the board, the
matter has not been considered.
Up to this time seventeen guber
natorial reprieves, or respites, have
been granted one after another to
postpone Simmons’ execution from
month to month, pending the deci
sion of the Federal Supreme court.
Twelve of these were issued by for
mer Governor Bryat) and the other
five by Governor McMullen. The one
to be promulgated Tuesday will be
the sixth for McMullen and the
the eighteenth in all.
These orders have all been within
the space of a year. Under the de
cree of the Nebraska Supreme court,
Simmons was to have been put to
death in the electric chair May 23,
1924. On the day before that date,
Governor Bryan directed a postpone
ment of the execution. After that,
Simmons’ attorneys filed their mo
tions at Washington, and the issuing
of the monthly reprieves became a
regular practice.
The district court of Lancaster and
Boyd counties decided not to enter
tain habeas corpus suits which coun
sel for Simmons tried to initiate for
the purpose of getting alleged new
evidence considered, after the state
Supreme court had affirmed the con
viction and denied a motion for re
Warden Fenton of the peniten
tiary is ready to carry out whatever
instructions he may receive from the
governor. The necessary equipment
is on hand for an execution, whenever
.ne is ordered. It will not be neces
ury to send to Trenton, N. J., or
Boston for an executioner, as was
done on previous occasions. The war
den has a man in view to act in that
capacity, who lives in Nebraska, and
who has had experience along that
line, though he is not one of the active
law enforcing officials of this state at
Lincoln, Neb., Mry l<i—waiter Kay
Simmons, whose respite from the
death chamber expires on June 9, is
to be given a hearing on Monday,
May 25, at 9:30 a. m. before the state
board of pardons.
The question to be presented to
the board is whether he shall be
given a rehearing on his application
for commutation to life imprison
Judge E. P. Holmes, attorney for
Simmons, is to be heard at that time
on newly discovered evidence.
Governor McMullen said his pro
gram was concurred in by the other
members of the board, Attorney
General Spillman and Secretary of
State Pool.
“The hearing on the question of
rehearing,” announced .the governor,
“is not for a judicial review of the
findings of the courts or technical
questions. It is for presentation of
and discussion of any newly dis
covered evidence. I understand some
new evidence was presented to the
court in a motion for a rehearing
and w'as turned down. This is a
matter of life or death, and if any
vital evidence can be presented, even
though it may have been passed upon
by a jury, it will have some weight.
The board wants a show down. It
desires to hear what Judge Holmes
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has in the form of newly discovered
evidence, although the board is not
a reviewing tribunal.”
Peggy O’Neill Dresses
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