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VOLUME XLV1II. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ■>. 1928. NO. 36.
♦ Four Members of Honeywell
Family Burned To Death
^ Mrs. W. J. Honeywell and her two
small children, Robert, aged three
years and one one-month old son, who
had not been named, were burned to
death in a fire that consumed the
family home two miles west of Goose
Lake, twenty-three miles south
of O’Neill, about eight o’clock Mon
day morning; the husband and father,
W. J. Honeywell, was so badly burned
that he died about three o’clock Tues
day morning at the home of his
mother, Mrs. Sid Honeywell, who re
sides two miles from the scene of the
, fire. •
The story of the terrible affair, as
it has been told to The Frontier by
persons who were at the place is that
Mrs. Honeywell, who slept in an up
stairs room, arose between seven and
eight o’clock and went to the room
below where she attempted to start
the fire with kerosene, there was an
explosion and she was covered with
burning oil; she ran to the upper
floor where her husband was dress
ing; the terrified husband made a des
perate effort to extinguish the flames
that had enveloped his wife and in so
doing was fatally burned; in his ef
forts to save the two smaller children
he was unsuccessful; it seems that he
started for a window with the little
ones and fell and dropped them;after
opening a way of escape he fell from
the window, suffering with terrible
burns about his body and head.
The charred remains of Mrs.
Honeywell and her two children were ;
placed in the same casket. The sur
viving children are Mr. Honeywell’s
by a former marriage.
Among those who survive are Flor- j
ence, who attends school at Wayne;
Phoebe, a student in the Ewing |
school; Arvilla, who makes her home
with a grandmother part of the time;
Donald, aged 12 and Iola aged 14,
' who were carried to the window by
their father and escaped after he had
kicked out the screen and panes.
Three brothers and four sisters,
and the parents of Mr. Honeywell are
at Ewing and attempts to locate the
mother of Mrs. Honeywell, Mrs.
Frank Powers, are being made. Her
last known address was at South
|'s Chambers, Nebr., Feb. 1, 1928.—
The fire which completely destroyed
the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Honeywell of Bliss, Monday morning,
January 30, caused the death of four
members of the Honeywell family.
While starting a fire in the kitchen
stove with kerosene Mrs. Honeywell’s
clothes caught fire. She became
frightened and ran upstairs to the
room where Mr. Honeywell and the
children were. After an unsuccessful
attempt to save Mrs. Honeywell Mr.
Honeywell tried to save the children.
With two little tots in his arms he
made his way to the window but was
in such a weakened condition from the
cuts and bruises he sustained while
fighting the flames that he let them
drop inside instead of outside of the
window as he had intended and the
little ones, Robert aged three years,
and nine month and an infant son, one
month old were burned to death with
Two other children saved themselves
by jumping through a window. Mr.
Honeywell then fell out of the win
clow. In a dazed condition he walked
about 200 yeards to the nearest
neighbor for help. He was taken to
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
i S. E. Honewell, whd are nearby
Dr. Briggs of Ewing and Dr. Gill of
| Chambers, were summoned. Every
thing that medical skill and loving
hands could do was done to relieve
his suffering which was intense. He
passed away Tuesday morning, Jan
uary 31st at four o’clock.
Five children are left to mourn the
loss of devoted parents and little
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday, February 1st, at 2 p. m. at
the Bethany church and the re
mains tenderly laid to rest in the
The sympathy of the many friends
of the family goes out to the bereaved
children and other relatives in this
their hour of deepest sorrow.
MRS. ALBERT M. HOPKINS.
Flora Arimantha, wife of Albert M.
Hopkins, died at the family home
nine miles southeast of Inman, Ne
braska, at 8:45 o’clock, p. m. Tuesday
morning of this week.
Flora Arimantha Moor was born
at Decatur, Illinois, September 25,
1862. She grew to womanhood in the
Indiana town; she came to Washing
ton County, Nebraska, in 1879, where
on April 21, 1881. she was united in
marriage to Albert M. Hopkins, to
which union eleven children were born
ten of whom are living. Soon after
her marriage she and her husband
came to Holt county where they con
tinued to reside until her death.
The surviving children are Mary
Ellen Hopkins, Springfield, Nebras
ka; Elith Ladwigg. Summer, Nebras
ka; Florence Ebba)nsgaard, Ewing,
Nebraska; James Hopkins, Inman;
Kemp, Lexington, Nebraska; Clinton,
Los Angeles; Walter, Forest and Ted,
all of Ewing.
The funeral services will be held
from the Methodist church in Inman
at two o’clock Friday afternoon; con
ducted by Rev. Taylor. Burial will
be made in the Inman cemetery.
Matthew Hayden, sixty-nine years
old, of O’Neill, Nebraska, resident of
Iowa for forty-two years, died in
St. Joseph hospital, at Sioux City,
Iowa, Saturday morning, January 28,
1928, following an operation.
He was born at Auburn, New
York. He came to Iowa when nine
teen years of age, where he resided
until 1919. He lived four years in
Missouri and since that time has been
a resident of O’Neill.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs.
Mary Hayden, O’Neill; two sons, Eu
gene, of Witten, South Dakota, and
Matthew, of O’Neill, and seven
daughters: Loretta Hayden, Chicago;
Teresa Hayden, O’Neill; Mrs. E. P.
Garvey, and Mrs. W. L. Garvey, Sioux
City, Iowa; Mrs. J. C. Flynn, Granite,
Oklahoma; Mrs. A. E. Abts, Mt.
Vernon, Washington, and Mrs. J. F.
Loughlin, Cherokee, Iowa.
Funeral services were from St.
Micheals church, Sioux City, Iowa,
and burial was at Mount Calvary,
Sioux City, Iowa.
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JUDGE ROBERT R. DICKSON
PILES FOR REFLECTION
In response to the almost unamous
request, coming from the j>eople in
every walk and station in life from
the 15th Judicial District, Judge
Dickson has again filed as a candi
date for District Judge from this Dis
From information before us from
I the Clerk of the Supreme Court, and
! from the several clerks of the Dis
trict Courts in the counties of the Dis
trict, we find that since Judge Dick
son has been upon the bench he has
disposed of 8,082 cases in this Judi
cial District. Boyd County furnished
3,352, Keya Paha County 630, Brown
County 1,410, Rock County 1,122, and
Holt County 3,568, making a total of
8,082 cases. v
Besides looking after the work in
his own district, he has held many
I terms of court for Judges Westover
I and Barron, on account of their ill
the 8,082 cases disposed of in
this district, and the many more tried
for other Judges, 2231 cases were ap
pealed to the Supreme Court of this
state. Out of 107 cases appealed to
the Supreme Court from Holt County
II were reversed. 43 appeals taken
from Boyd County resulted in 9 re
versals. Out of 20 cases appealed
from Rock County 2 were reversed.
Of the 19 appeals from Brown County
3 were reversed. Out of the 12 ap
peals from Keya Paha County 1 was
reversed. Judge Dickson has pending
and undisposed of in the Supreme
i oouri £•> cases, cxx ine cases re
viewed by the Supreme Court, Judge
Dickson has been reversed in only 30
cases. A record not excelled by any
judge in Nebraska. His ability is
such that he was called to sit upon
the Supreme Bench of the Supreme
Court of this state, and his 14 opin
ions, written as an associate judge of
of the Supreme Court, places him
among the prominent jurists of Ne
In addition. Judge Dickson has dis
posed of many juvenile cases through
out the district. Only those who are
familiar with his work as a juvenile
judge know the great good he has ac
complished. The exceptional good
judgment exercised in these cases
has, in nearly every case, brought
about the reformation of the juvenile
offender. With the result that the
once erring boy is leading an ex
amplary life, not only to his credit,
but to the honor and credit of his
parents, and is an example in the
community; demonstrating what can
be accomplished where the right
means are employed.
Not only the lawyers but the citi
zens of his district as well as the
lawyers and citizens of the other
counties where he has held courts
have absolute confidence in his
ability and integrity.
The wedding of Charles D, Downey
and Miss Dorothy M. Hall wap solemn
ized at the rectory of St. Patrick’^
church last Thursday evening, Jan
uary 26th, at eight o’clock, Monsig
nor M. F. Cassidy officiating. They
were attended by Mrs. Clinton Gatz
and Ambrose Biglin. Only a few
friends being present.
Mrs. Downey is the daughter of
Mrs. Georgia 0. Rasley of this city.!
She is one of O’Neill’s most popular
young people and enjoys a wide circle
of friends; she is at present teaching
the fourth grade in the public schools
of this city.
She is a graduate of St. Mary’s ;
Charles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. i
Sumner Downey. He was born and
grew to manhood in O’Neill and is a
young man of the best of habits and
: is noDular with the vounxr opodIo with
whom he has associated. He has been |
assisting and traveling with his father
in the interest of the O’Neill Photo
Company for the past two years. He
will now be located hdre permanently
and will have charge of the studio.
Mrs. Downey will continue teaching
until the end of the term.
Thomas Green and Miss Ileen Don
din were united in marriage at St.
1 Patrick’s church Monday morning at
I the seven o’clock mass, by Monsignor
M. F. Cassidy. They were attended
I by Miss Margaret Donlin, sister of
the bride, and Joe Green .brother of
the bridegroom. The ring ceremony
Following the ceremony a wedding
breakfast was served at the Golden
at which a number of invited guests
The newly wedded eotiple drove to
Omaha Monday. They will reside on
a farm near Omaha and will be at
home to their many friends as soon as
, they are settled.
The bride is the daughter of Thoni
! as Donlin of this city. She was
graduated front St. Mary’s Academy
with the Class of l!>22; she taught
school in Gregory county, South Da
kota, and in Knox county, Nebraska,
for a time; she attended a business
college in Omaha and for the past two
: years ha* been emnloyed in the office
of the interstate Power Company in
j this city. She is an accomplished
) young lady who enjoy* a large circle
* <>f friends who are wishing her much
SThe bridegroom is a hustling young
man who is operating a farm near
Omaha where he and hi* bride will
* make their horn*.
CHAMBERS GI N CU R
CH ALLENGES O’NEILL (’Ll B
Chambers gun club challenges the
1 O’Neill gun club to a blue rock shoot
to be held at O’Neill on Sunday, Feb
ruary 5th. The loosers to provide a
i supper for the winners.
This should be a match worth see
ing as Chambers has a number of old
time trap shooters who have been set
ting up some remarkable scores this
season, and say that they are coming
to not only enjoy meeting the O’Neill
boys at a matched shoot but to enjoy
a real free feed.
Of course you know the old O'Neill
spirit “they have to be shown” so they
are extending a hearty welcome to
their brothers from the south country
to come up and try their luck.
Considerable interest has been
shown the last week or two in the
happenings of our local club, the boys
just closed a matted shoot among
themselves which was won both Sun
days by the Les Hough boys.
A dandy oyster supper was served
to all and paid for by the loosers at
the Western Hotel on Monday night,
the boys who were there tell us, who
were not so fortunate, that we missed
a real treat.
Get in, boost a real live organization
in a real live town, the O’Neill Gun
Raymond Edwards and Miss Effie
McClenahan, both of Chambers, were
united in marriage by County Judge
C. J. Malone, at his office in the court
house, Tuesday. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mc
clenahan; the bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwards; both
families are prominent farmers in
the Chambers valley and are highly
respected in the communities in which
IIAROLI) G. BARTELT
Sheriff Duffy took Harold G. Bart
elt to the reformatory for men at
Lincoln the first of the week where
he will serve from one to five years
for forgery. Bartelt issued several
fradulent checks on O’Neill residents
and also stole a check from a mail
box near Page and after forging the
indorsement "on the back cashed the
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NOELLE AND MURRAY
YOUNK FOLKS INJURED
The two Noelle boys, sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Noelle, accompanied by
Lawrence and Mary Murray, son and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Murray overturned their car in the
road between the Murray home and
the farm home qf C. J. Kim
brough to which place the young folks
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; had started to attend a social gather
ing. They were all riding in the Ford
runabout owned by the Noelle’s.
Lawrence and Mary Murray were
slightly injured; the former complain
ed of injuries to his chest while the
latter received cut on one of her
hands that reqaired several stitches
to close. The Noelle boys were un
injured beyond a good shaking up and
! a number of bruises.
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