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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1928)
Hogs from Accredited Area
of Thurston County Re
turn Large Bonus
WalthiU. Neb., “ (Special'
*-Up to December 1, which closed
th« first six months of Thurston
county's history as an accredited
area, $1,552.80 was paid farmers of
the county by packers on the Sioux
city market as bonuses on hogs
The county became accredited June
1, and since then 4,492 hogs have
been sold to packers on the Sioux
City market as accredited hogs re
ceiving the 10 cents per 100 pounds
bonus. Of the hogs shipped from
this county, 74 per cent, were re
tained as showing some lesions of
tuberculosis. However, of these hogs
only seven were found in condition
that made it necessary to sterilize
and condemn the carcasses.
The $1,552 paid the farmers does
not include the bonuses paid on
other markets. Figures from Omaha
are not available. The $1,500 would
have been considerably more but
many farmers forget to get certifi
cates before sending their hogs tc
PLAN TO ATTEND MEETING
OF COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
WalthiU, Neb., (Special)
—Considerable interest is being
shown by local farmers in the an
nual meeting of the Producers Com
mission association, a cooperative on
the Sioux City market. The meeting
will be held at the West hotel, at
Sioux City, January 12. Most of the
farmers of Thurston county who
market their livestock cooperatively,
belong to this association. Several
automobile loads of local men arc
planning to make the trip.
COREY TO SPEAK TO
Lincoln, Neb.. (Special)—
Merton L. Corey, formerly connected
with the Federal Farm Loan board
and the Federal Land bank of Oma
ha. is to be the main speaker of
the Organized Agriculture week at
the agricultural college, here Jan
uary 2 to 5. His subject will per
tain to economic phases of agricul
ture and will fit in with the usual
purpose of this meeting at the close
of the week.
DECREASE IN NUMBER
OF BIRTHS IN NEBRASKA
Lincoln. Neb.. (UP)—Mr.
Stork showed a preference for male
babies over female babies in Nebras
ka during the first six months of
1927, according to a report issued
from the state division of vital sta
tistics. Total births during this peri
od in 1927, were 13,899, compared
with 14,032 in 1920, during the same
Eirths of girls numbered 6.801,
during the first six months of 1927
and 7,829 in 1923 Boys number 7,089
in 1927 and 7.203 in 1926.
White children numbered 13,571 in
1927 and 13,573 in 1926. Other rac
es were as follows: Black—131 in
1927, and 112 in 1920: Jananese and
Ch nere—13 in 1027 and 20 in 1926;
Indian—37 in 1927 and 51 in 1926:
Mexican and mixed—109 in 1927 and
96 in 1920.
INDICATED FARMERS TO
RAISE FEWER HOGS
Lincoln, Neb., (UP)—In
ti e face of a serious slump in the
price of hogs, Nc' aska farmers in
dicate that f^wer hogs will be raised
n-tt year. This year, the farmers
saved the largest fail pig crop since
1924 and have 24 per cent, more fall
p^s on hand than a year ago. The
same trends are true for the other
com belt states and the United
States as a whole, according to in
formation secured by the December
pig' survey of the state and federal
division of agricultural statistics.
It is probable that the great in
crease was made in an effort to re
coup financial losses caused by crop
lnilure in 1926, the report said. This
was planned before the price slump
which has deadened the hog -market
since late July and August.
The number of pigs saved for each
sow in Nebraska this fall was 5.34.
slightly below the average reported
by the survey a year ago. but higher
than 4.9 pigs for each sow which
this year's survey gave as saved last
year. According to past surveys hog
production in the country next spring
will show a 3 per cent, to 5 per cent,
decrease over last spring. In the com
belt this is more pronounced—6 to 8
per cent —and in Nebraska, about ?
TWO KILLED IN AUTO
ACCIDENTS CHRISTMAS DAY
Patrbury, Neb.. ' (UP)—
Christmas holiday automobile acci
dents brought two deaths in south
and southeast Nebraska, and serious
Injury to seven others.
Prank W. Denney, banker at Day
kin. Neb., was instantly killed and his
wile was Injured, when their car
turned overafter striking a soft spot
in the road&nd swerving into a cul
William Brinkman died at Sterling.
Neb. from injuries sustained when
his car collided with another near
Ftcrling. and five occupants of the
two machines w.*re Injured.
NERKA'K5 TURKEY REISERS
GET HANDSOME RETURN
Alliance Nr b large holi
day shipment* of turkey* have been
n r’.:;tcd in we*!'— Netraska dur
ing the preset:! reason, 13 cars beinp
Dipped The total receipts obta.nrd
to far by the raise.* la i ppro*im»tr!y
T1 bird* "*• marketed by an or
rani ration of grow r» kmtwn a* the
North Platte Volley Oo-operam#
Poultry Marketing ar social ion Rewen
cars ■ era shipped tenet In recently
There were 15,000 turkey* in the en
JAIL BREAKERS NOIV
FACE LONG TERMS
Bridgeport, Neb., (UP)—
Three men who ororc Jail here
Christmas morning and who were
later captured in a school house
where they stopped to get warm, were
held this morning on a charge of jail
breaking and bound over to district
court for hearing. The penalty for
jail breaking is from 1 to 10 years.
The men are Lunn Holloway, of
Mitchell, Neb., serving 30 days on a
liquor charge; George W. Fletcher, of
Bayard. Neb., serving 30 days on a bad
check charge, and Neil Jennings, of
Denver, serving 30 days for chicken
stealing They were captured at the
DeGraw shoo! house by a sheriff’s
The trio took a leg off a table in the
jail, hammered through the rear wall
of the cell into a basement corridor
and ascended to the second floor by a
winding stairway to the court room.
They got out of the building through
KIRK AGAIN TO
Nebraska Convict Once Giv
m a Furlough Still Fight?
Lincoln, Neb., (UP)—The
ease of Burl C. Kirk, recently denied
a writ of habeas corpus to obtain
freedom from the penitentiary, will
come up before the board of pardons
at the January 10 hearing.
Alter having been given a furlough
which was revoked by Governor S. R.
McKelvie, Kirk was returned to the
penitentiary October 8, 1920. He was
refused release by the board of par
dons in 1924 and recently failed to
obtain his liberty through habeas cor
Kirk is serving a 20-year term for
complicity in the murder of an Oma
ha police officer, June 30, 1918.
George Floth, three times sentenced
to the Nebraska penitentiary, asks a
parole. He was convicted in Land
caster county of robbing and assault
ing owner of a grocery store and two
David Hartman, of Box Butte coun
ty, asks for release from Kearney In
dustrial school. He was originally
charged with robbery but after he and
a companion had tried to escape, we|-»
given an additional 10 years. The
board of control transferred Hartman
to the industrial school last Septem
ber on Information that indicated he
was only 15 years old. His right name
is said to be David Edward George.
POWER COMPANY’S ACTIONS
ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION
Lincoln, Neb., (Special)—
The Northern Nebraska PoWer com
pany of Spencer, Boyd county, occu
pied the carpet berore the state rail
way commission for several hours
Tuesday, having been cited there to
show cause why a part of the pre
ferred stock that it was originally
authorized to issue, along with i>150,
000 common, should not be canceled.
The commission's reason was that the
original authorization was on the rep
resentation that certain sums would
he required for transmission lines and
distribution systems in towns where
contracts had been secured, whereas
none of these have ever had to be
built because the Interstate Power
company has contracted for its en
tire power output at the dam.
The inquiry developed largely into
a scrutiny and explanation of the
accounts and entries in the books.
The original estimate for organiza
tion expenses was $5,000, whereas over
$14,000 was spent. It was explained,
that this was because it took longer to
line up contracts because of intensive
opposition put up by the power com
panies whose territory it was invading
and because of the employment of
lawyers the promoters did not count
on having to hire.
The company recently wthdrew an
application to substitute common stock
for part of the preferrec unissued, to
be sold to E. A. Forbes, the president,
to repay him for advances. The price
was to be 90 cents, but minority
stockholders objected on the ground
that the stock was worth $1.50. and
that they were willing to buy or sell
on that basis
FARM HOME NEAR PLAINVIEW
BURNS; YOUTH HAS TO JUMP
Plainview', Neb., The house
occupied by the Liars Hemmingsen
family, southeast of Plainview, was
burned to the ground.
Mr. and Mrs. Hemmingsen were
awakened to find the house full of
Their son, Erhardt, sleeping in an
upstairs room, was unable to descend
the stairs and was compelled to Jump
from a second story window. The
loss of the house, the furniture and
e\en clothing was comple'e. Mr.
Rlske, owner of the farm, carried in
surance on the buildings. hTe origin
cf the fire is unknown.
OMAHA'S AUTOMOBILE DEATH
I.1ST STANDS AT THIRTY THREE
Omaha. Neb. (UP)—Auto
mobile fatalities for 1927 here totaled
33 today with the death last night of
E P. Lynch, a e'.tv fireman, who was
injured Monday night when his auto
mobile collided with a street car.
Henrv Uruhn of Bennington. Neb.
Lynch’s companion 0 atUl In a criti
OCCUPIES NEW OFFICE
Lincoln. Neb. <UP>—
Tapestry on the walls, mural paint
ings overhead and soft carprta under
foot greeted Governor McMullen to
<l~y as he took hut seat for the tint
lime in Ins private < Mice at the new
His first "official” act was to pick
up a telephone and call "Ma" Mc
Mullen *o inform tier that he was at
last in his new quarters and rrady
to rer Ire any instructions she might
ium to impart. Her clewing words of
. he conversation were said io have
* been Adam, do tie caretui. *
WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
Jesus and the Sick
Text: Mark 1:21-34
And they went Into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day
he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
And they were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as one
that had authority, and not as the scribes.
, And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and
he cried out.
Saying, Let us alone; what have weto do with thee, thou Jesus of Naza
reth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy
One of God.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying. Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
And when the uncelan spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice,
he came out of him.
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among
themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for
with authority commandeth he even th? unclean spirits, and they do obey
And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region
round about Galilee.
And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they en
tered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
But Simon’s wife's mother lay sick with fever, and anon they tell him
And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and imme
diately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were
diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
And all the city was gathered at the door.
And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast ov>*
many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak because they knev
iiir uniiurm ?>una»y
School lesson for January 8; Jesus
and the Sick—Mark 1:21-34.
BY WM. E- GILROY. D. D..
Editor of the Congregationalist.
The public ministry of Jesus is
characterized in this first chapter
of Mark with a quality that shows
the great discernment of this writer
of the simplest and most directly ex
pressed of the four Gospels.
Mark says that the people were as
tonished at his teaching, “for he
taught them as one having authori
ty and not as the scribes.” Consider
that statement for a moment and one
realizes the real nature of the au
thority exercised by Jesus. The
rcribes were the people who professed
to have authority and who possessed
it so far as the conventional organi
zation of religion was concerned.
Yet here is an unofficial teacher
who comes without the sanction of
any organization or school or offi
cial. and by sheer force of his per
sonality, the truth of his words, and
the beauty of his actions impresses
the people as one who has real au
By Sheer Truth
What an ideal it presents to the
Christian ministry for those who
would exercise it either in its or
dained or in its lay aspect!!
In actual life, both in the church
and in the world, we are always try
ing to bolster up things with an au
thority which is largely artificial, to
Influence the thought and faith and
conduct of people more by outward
and psychological forces than by the
power of sheer conviction.
This is one reason why in so many
quarters today there is a decadence
in the sense of authority and a fall
ing away from standards of faith and
conduct. We modern day would be
spoken of as the insane or mentally
Pcssibly many of these were not
so much insane as nervously de
ranged. The number of miracles re
corded is not very great, and it is
significant that they all have some
inner suggestion of the larger and
deeper mis'ion of Jesus. It does not
become us to be dogmatic in our dis
cussion of these intricate questions
that concern the power of mind and
spirit over matter.
It is literally true that under the
very power of science greater mir
acle* of healing are wrought today
than were ever possible In the life
of the world before. Are not these
From the Kansas CUv Star.
"What are you doing now, mostly.
Gap?” asked a neighbor
“Splitting a little stove wood, rest
ing up some, and cussing the weather
'rationally." responded Gap Johnson
of Rumpus Ridge.
stripped to 111* Fao)l«h Hide.
From the Boston Transcript.
"fto Bill's been speculating hi the
stock market. Was he a bear oper
“Well, hr waa practically bare t hen
they gut through with him"
mings mannesrauons oi me power or
Under His Influence
But back of all this question of the
consideration of miracles can we not
sense the marvelous power and in
fluence cf the divine power of Jesus?
Can we conceive of the sick and in
flicted coming in contact with him
without being quickened and stimu
Can we conceive of those whose
minds are unbalanced and whose
spirits were deranged coming under
the influence of his sanity and his
goodness and his power to giye rest
and peace without inevitably having
their whole attitude toward life al
tered? It is easy to believe what mar
velous power Jesus must have ex
erted when we understand with any
reality what Jesus was It is from
this standpoint that we must ap
proach the whole ministry of Jesus
emphasizing the authority and the
power and the health?giving inherent
in all that he was, in all that he said
and in all that he did.
San Francisco—Without modern
conveniences, modem government oi
even modern dress. 5.000 Americans
next year may be living in an an
cient Egyptian city by the Nile.
The colonists all will be members
of the Rosecrucian Order, a philoso
phical and religious cult. Tel-el
amarna. Egyptian city built by
Amenhotep the Fourth in 1300 B. C„
is the site chosen for the experi
ment. There the people will attempt
to live the life and customs of the
early Egyptians, abandoning every
vestige of latter day civilization in
an effort to show that the Rosecru
cian laws are a fit standard for the
The expedition, which expects to
start late in 1928. is to contain about
an even number of men and women
who must have demonstrated their
physical fitness and belief in the
principles of the cult.
"He claims his wife was intractable
your honor, so he beat her into sub
jection with a golf club"
"In how many strokes?" asked the
Judge wtth new interest.
An Old Marker Found.
From the Washington Post.
An interesting revolutionary relic
was recovered from the waters of
Black river near Hampton. Va . by
\ t> Wallace Hr. It U a cannon from
the British ship Otter, which war
abandoned while on a war expedi
tion from Norfolk in 1775. The old
gun has been declared grntiln* by the
Metropolitan Mturavm of A't tn New
York The cannon weighs 175 pounds
is g) itiflies long and has a 2 inch
It ImIi High.
Wife—Haven't you nottrrd my new
hat What does it took like?
* Husband A targe Hill
Timeless beneath the patient
Yesterday keeps its tryst with
Naught else is ordered. Strifes
Spring from the soil that Life
Love is a symbol; Pain Is a
Freedom, whatever the heart
Death is a dry leaf on the
Onlv Life’s coming is profound.
—Lowe W. Wren.
Old Age Partly Inherited
From book by Dr. Logan Clendening
Can anyone by taking thought or
care add to his span of life? I do
not think so. .
It is the custom of people who
have attained an unusual age to
grant an interview in which they
record, doubtless in a kindly spirit
the reason for their advanced years.
There is one peculiar fact about
these dicta; no two agree.
One nonogenarian proclaims that
his continued vigor is due to a
strictly vegetarian diet; another of
equal age is quite vehement in ad
vising the use of meat three times
Abstinence from alcohol plays a
prominent part in a good share of
these counsels; while a daily ration
probably considered minimized in
the memory of the narrator, seems
to have done fof an almost equal
Granger twist, regular aanerencc
to the democratic ticket, total ab
stentation from the polls, total im
mersion, the influence of Moody and
Sanky, and the recollection of Della
Fox are all included in the causes of
longevity among the notes I have
made from time to time upon this
Testimony of the most circumstan
tial kind in the matter of the in
fluence of habits on longevity is avail
able. There is the cause of Thcmas
Wishart of Annadale Dumfries, who
died in 1760 at the age of 125. “He
had chewed tobacco 117 years, con
tracting the habit as a child; his
father gave it to him to ally hunger
while sheepherding in the highlands."
It is impossible to refrain from not
ing that his father was a Scotchman.
William Riddell, who died at 116
years, “carefully avoided water all his
life and had a love for brandy.”
The fact is that the span of life
of any individual is largely deter
mined, barring accidents, at the mo
ment when he starts off. Barring
accidents, though, is a very import
ant modification. Accidents include
not only b.ing hit by a Ford, but also
beine hit by a pneumococcus—that
is, getting pneumonia—or equally
getting appendicitis or acquiring
syphillis or getting in the family way
or swall wing carbolic acid by mis- I
take or int itionally (nature being
quite impartial). These things ex
pected, the number of years a man
or woman lives will depend upon the
impetus which he or she received at
con ntion, this impetus probably be
ing largely the resultant of hereditary
The rogue elephant, who ran amuck
for no apparent reason, destroying
man and beast, has been described by
Kipling and many other writers. Out
law horses have likewise been made
hero or villain of countless tales.
Mares have been known to kidnap
foals and hide them away. Trusted
sheep dogs from time to time have
dropped their daytime mask of pro
tector of the flock and at night have
set forth as bloodthirsty killers of the
very sheep given into their care.
Birds, frequently of the most
charming and harmless species in
appearance, are also in the assassin
class, this trait becoming more pro
nounced after a period of imprison
ment in a cage. Singularly enough,
snakes are almost entirely free of
such accusations, and murder among
fish is equally rare, although the
swordfish occasionally attacks and
kills a whale for amusement.
Insects, particularly bees and ants,
display wickedness. Ants will mass
in army fashion and destroy a neigh
bor state. Brigand bees, too lazy to
work, are common assailants of well
stocked hives. Bees and ants also
become deliberately tiDsy from decay
ing fruit and certain flowers. In Abys
sinia, goats and sheeD are regular
addicts to their “dram.” taken in the
form of beans of the coffee plant.
The English cuckoo is one of the
best counterfeiters. It lays eggs,
cleverly disguised, in other birds nests
in order to avoid the bother of hatsh
ing them. Crows and monkeys have
their organized bands of thieves, with
chief, lieutenants and sentinels. Many
observers contend that crows also
hold court, during which witnesses
for the defense and prosecution are
heard, and at the end of which cer
tain crow's are assigned to punish the
From ""The Last Leaf."
I saw him once before.
As he passed by the door,
The pavement stones resour'!,
As he totters o'er the ground
With his cane.
T know it Is a sin
For me to sit and grin
At him here;
But the three-cornered hat.
And the breeches, and all that
Are so queer!
And if I should live to be
The last leaf upon the tree
In the spring.
Let them smile, as I do now,
At the old forsaken bough
Where I cling,
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
Als« Some Real business.
From the Kansas City Time*.
Cong res* meets in its present ies«
lion with one hig thing tn view—
the next election. The nation re*
garda the session of rongreas With
another, quite another, big thing in
Congmsmen will be considering
every question from the standpoint
of politics first of all The nation will
he rotund—ing the salne questions
from the standpoint of the effect
or. the national life
Is tt too much to ask congress
consider * blether It might not be
good isoiltics to gel down to bus*
incss on legislation Must the coun*
TWO WIVES ARE
But Norfolk and Council
Bluffs Husbands Fail to
End Own Lives
Norfolk, Neb., —Theodor*
Schlack, 65 years old, taxicab driver,
who last night shot and killed his
estranged wife as they were leaving
the home of a friend, and then at
tempted suicide, is expected to re
cover. He has begged that he be al
lowed to "shoot myself over.” It was
erroneously reported that Schlack
had succeeded in killing himself.
The murder occurred at the home
of Mrs. Schlack. Jumping Into his
-taxicab after shooting his wife
through the heart, Schlack drove to
the intersection of Fourth street and
Norfolk aveue, and turned the gun on
A divorce action now is pending be
tween the couple, in which Mrs.
Schlack was plaintiff. It was her
third attempt to gain her freedom,
but each previous time reconciliation
had been made before the decree was
Schlack has been a resident of Nor
folk for nearly 40 years.
Supreme Court Holds Mal
practice Suit Was With
Lincoln, Neb., ~~ (UP)—The
damage suit brought in Adams
county by Albert De Jung, against
Dr. Charles L. Egbert, Hastings sur
geon, alleging malpractice that re
sulted in the death of his young
wife, was decided by the supreme
court in favor of Dr. Egbert in a de
cision handed down today.
In the closing paragraph of the
decision, the court censured the at
torney for De Jung for referring to
the fact that Dr. Egbert is now in
prison for shooting his soninlaw.
Dr. Egbert was called to the case
when other physicians said the only
hope for the young woman’s recov
rey laid in removal of her appendix.
When the operation had been per
formed it was found that her gen*
erative organs were in such bad con
dition that if they were allowed to
remain in her body, death would be
immediate. The husband and the pa
tient’s father gave consent to the
second operation, but peritonitis de
veloped and death followed.
De Jung”s contention was that the
doctor had no legal right to proceed
with the second operation without
consent of the woman; this, the de
cision said, was the old common
law, which was in force before the
anesthetic was perfected. Now, it
continued, the law does not require
that a surgeon wait until the pa
tient is conscious to ask consent,
especially when a near relative is
present and consents. The decision
further says a surgeon is not justi
fied in closing an incision and fail
ing to remove an apparent danger,
even though he is employed for a
Bar Association Meet
Has Unusual Talent
Wayne, Neb., (Special)—
F S. Berry, president of the Nebras
ka State Bar association, has re
ceived, word that Gen. John J.
Pershing will be present at the an
nual meeting of the association and
will appear on the program. The as
sociation meets at Omaha, December
28 and 29.
As previously announced George
Mecham, president of the Omaha
Bar association, will give the address
of welcome; C. H. Sterart of Nor
folk, will respond. F. S. Berry will
deliver the annual address entitled
‘ What They Have Done to Us.” Silas
H. Strawn. of Chicago, president of
the American Bar association, will
speak on “Are Lawyers Construc
tive?”* Dean Roscoe Pound, of Har
vard, and Senator Smith, of Kansas,
will also speak.
HIS OWN CHILDREN
GET NONE OF ESTATE
Lincoln. Neb., (UP'—Onc
half the estate of James Combs, de
ceased. once a fanrier of Kearney,
county,- will go to the daughter of
his deceased second wife by her
first husband, the supreme court
said in a decision handed down to
When Combs died, he provided
that all his property should go to
hir, widow, whet was his second wife
and that wheri she died, it should
be divided among the legal heirs in
accordance with the laws of the
When his widow died. Comb’s sev
en children by bis first wife claimed
the estate If Combs had died with
out a will, the decision says, his
widow would have taken half his
estate under the law. Therefore his
will cave her onfv half of what the
law said was hers, mrt her daugh
ter inherits that hfi'.f which was le
gally her mothw’A.
Lincoln. Neb.. «8peclaD
• -George Johnson, tanner living
in the viclnitv of Wakefield, lost hUi
appeal in supreme court today from
an award of a Jury that he was en
titled to 1793 damages from the
South Logan Drainage districts Tilt*
mss lets than the appraiser's award
from which lie apperled and several
thousand less th»n he claimed. The
court raid that the evidence justi
fied the verdict, since It showed
that the construction of the drain
age district has benefited him alt
the way frorp «J.VX> to *VXK>. Mr
| rord-ac to wltncwM*.
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