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THE DAYS OF
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, May 8, 1886
Miss Flora Berkley went to Nor
J. P. Spittler, of Ewing, was in
O’Neill several days the first of
the week soliciting aid for the
erection of a Catholic church at
The mill is certain. Bridges
of Beatrice will build it and it wil’
have a capacity of at least 100
barrels. The mill will be erected
at the foot of Fifth street on lots
donated by Patrick Fahy. The es
timated cost of the mill complete
The Frontier, May 13, 1886
Weather line and corn planting
Mathew’s new brick house is be
ing completed as fast as possible.
Mr. Bridges already writes that
he will probably build an elevator
also in O’Neill in connection,
though a separate building, with
Edward Adams, brother of
David, arrived in O’Neill Satur
day evening on a visit to his
The long looked for and much
desired event in the history of the
Methodist Episcopal church in this
city took place on the 9th when
the church was dedicated. Rev.
Dr. Maxfield, president of the
Central City College, and Elder
Hodgitt being present to conduct
the services, assisted by the pas
tor, Rev. E. Bargelt.
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, May 7, 1891
It is announced that the Pacific
Short Line road will be sold at
receiver’s sale within the next
month or two.
The increase in the business
done by the Short Line in O’Neill
last month was $2,507.64 over the
Died, at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Patrick Murphy, who re
aides a few miles north of O’Neill,
on Saturday morning, May 2, Mrs.
Julia Dwyer, aged 94 years. Mrs.
Dwyer came to this county with
her son, John, in 1878, and was
one of the old time settlers of the
The Frontier, Ma^' 14, 1891
Edward Adams of the Farmers
tank of Page was married last
Thursday to Miss Sarah McMillen
of that place.
The following O’Neillites went to
Omaha to sec the presidential
party and tc participate in bis wel
come to Nebraska: Mr. and Mrs.
John McBride, Mr. and Mrs. T. V.
Golden, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Me
Evony, G. C. Haze let, H. M.
iJttley, Harry Uttley, Barret
Scott, S. C. Sample and Pat Big
The Item, May 7, 1891
They are still pounding away on
the artisian well and have reached
a depth of 325 feet, and there is
280 feet of water in the well.
The Item, May 14, 1891
Seventeen years ago last Tues
day at noon eighteen weary pil
grims under the leadership of the
late lamented General John O’
Neill, founded a colony and city
which is now called after the
founder, O’Neill. Of the eighteen
pioneers but six are now residents
of Holt county. They are: Neil
Brennan, Pat Hughes, Thomas
Cain, Thomas Connolly, T. N. J. j
Hynes and Tim Connors.
Forty Years Ago .
The Frontier, May 9, 1901
Joe Ryan and Jim Lacy arc
another new butcher firm. They
take charge of the Hick’s meat'
market which Frank Brittel ha.‘
been operating for the past year.
Campbell Bro’s. show was re
ceived in O’Neill Monday by an
immense throng of people. It j
was the biggest crowd since Vice- j
President Theodore Roosevelt was j
The Frontier, May 16, 1901
Died, at her home in this city
on last Sunday evening, Mrs.
Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Sena
tor Frank Campbell, aged 41
years, 4 months and 21 days. She
wae a resident of O’Neill since
1881, coming here with her hus
band the year after their marriage.
Henry Werner and Miss Millie
Myers, both of Emmet, were united
in marriage at the Methodist par
sonage on Wednesday.
Thirty Years Ago
The Fronier, May 4, 1911
T. D. Hanley has commenced
evacuation for a residence which
he will erect on Clay street, be
tween Sixth and Seventh. It will
be 30x38 ft
Mt. and Mrs. J. P. Gallagher are I
rejoicing over the arrival of a sop I
at their home Sunday night.
One of the hardest snow storms
ever seen in this section, even
within the memory of the oldest
inhabitant, visited this section last
Sunday and Sunday night. A
splendid rain fell Saturday morn
ing lasting nearly all forenoon.
That night a heavy rain fell
which lasted until noon Sunday
when it turned into sleet and then
snow, which lasted all night.
The Frontier, May 11, 1911
H. J. Hammond, Ben Grady and
William Biglin left Monday after
noon for Omaha, where they go to
attend the state convention of the
Knights of Columbus as delegates
from the local council.
Patrick Shea left Sunday night
for Buffalo, S. D., near where he
has a homestead and where he
will farm this season.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, May 5. i—1
Forrest Shearer, son of Bert
( Shearer, John Kaup. son of John
Kaup, of Stuart, and Thomas
Einstine, of Creighton, were
drowned at Dora Lake fifteen
miles south of Stuart Sunday when
the boat from which they were
Senator and Mrs. D. H. Cronin
returned home last Thursday night,
the legifd^t ure adjourning sine
die at noon Thursday, after the
longest session in the history of
The Fronier, May 12, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Valla are
rejoicing over the arrival of a
young son at their home.
S. J. Weekes and Judge R. R.
Dickson will leave in the morning
for Fremont where they will at
tend the funeral of Michael Dow
ling, former president of the O’
Neill National bank, who died last
week at Los Angeles, Cal.
Died, at his home in Paddock
township, fifteen miles northeast
i of this city, on Friday morning,
May 6, 1921, Peter Lansworth.
He was a little over 69 years of
age and had been a resident of
this county since 1882.
Ten Years Ago
The Frontier, May 7, 1931
The weather turned extremely
cold again Monday night when the
mercury dropped to 31 degrees.
Tuesday night it registered 24.
A number of old timers claim the
fruit crop is ruined.
The Frontier, May 14, 1931
One of those million dollar rains
fell over Holt county and the en
tire state of Nebraska last week.
The rainfall here was 1.63 inches.
Miss Irene O’Donnell and Will
iam Credle, boh of Chicago, were
united in marriage in that city
Mr. and Mrs. Medard Connelly
anounce the birth of a daughter,
on Wednesday, May 14th.
Mrs. W’. J. Froelich entertained
the members of the Contract Club
at a seven o’clock dinner followed
by cards at her home on Wednes
Mrs. C. J. Gatz entertained the
members of the Delta Deks at a
seven o’clock dinner, followed by
cards at her home, on last Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Benson of
Norfolk, spent Sunday here visit
ing at the homes of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Burge and Mr. and Mrs. Blake
F. E. Parkins and E. A. Cowley
expect to go to Columbus on Satur
day, where they will attend thp
opening of , the new Consumers
Dr. W. H. Mullen, of Omaha, was
in the city Sunday visiting with
his many old time friends and in
cidently taking in the Knights of
Miss Margaret Howard left
Thursday morning for Lincoln,
where she will visit at the home
THE Instalment Wolf frequent
ly gets the Instalment Buyer
—but never the Instalment
Capital, Surplus aad
Uadi Tided Proflta.
TUs Buk Carries Ns
laMtteteees ef OAears
Member Federal Deposit lusuruct Corporation
j of her sister and her family, Mr.
I and Mrs. Frank Davidson.
Mrs. C. MeKer.' h and Mrs. W.
P. Hiltabrand and daughters of
Waban, Mass., returned Tuesday
from Lincoln, where they spent the
week end visiting relatives.
Mrs. Carrie Hess and Mrs. S. J.
Benson, of Wayne, were here oi
Sunday visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Burge and Mr.
and Mrs. Blake Benson.
I KARL IT!FAN
Debates on our international af
fairs become more heated in the i
House and Senate each day. A
few months ago, no speaker would
have dared to speak openly for
convoying. Each day, now, some
speaker demands that we stop be
ing hypocritical and begin con
voying immediately. Audible "boo
ing” of speakers has started on
the House floor. The situation
is becoming critical. Many mem
bers who say they would even
vote for convoys, are waiting for
the White House to clarify the
earlier statements of the Presi
dent to the effect that he would
not send men to Europe again;
that convoys mean shooting and
shooting means war. Some spokes-,
men close to the W'hite House
maintain that the President meant
what he said; that we are not
going to convoy and that men are
not going to be sent to E'urope
Others, however, say just the
opposite. These say we must con
voy and that “we are going te
convoy.” Some even say we should
declare war. It is so confusing
that some members who are anx
! ing that they be told just exactly
what the Administration intendj
; to do. They believe that the
country should also be told the
The Appropriations Committee
of the House has demanded that
the Byrd Anartic expedition be
liqudated. Those who sought
more money for it, thought it
was good natinal defense. The
committee couldn’t see it. $937,000
has already been spent upon the
expedition exclusive of the use and
cost of reconditioning two ships.
The men will be brought back from
Anartica and the ships will be re
employed at thtir usual stations.
No minerals of commercial use]
were found by the expedition.
This town wanted Congress to I
appropriate forty thousand dollars i
for rest rooms for people who sit I
along the Potomac summer nights j
to listen to symphony orchestras.
The Approptiaions Committee
didn’t figure that was national
defense and turned the item down.
Other demands for money of simi
lar nature which used to pass read
ily are being disalowed now. But
some really big items calling for
many millions which are not actu
ally national defense are not
eliminated. They are too deeply
rooted in the affection of a major
ity of members and have adminis
Women here say that black
stockings will come back into style
because most of the titled ladies
who flocking to Washington from
Europe wear black stockings.
Believe it or not, a “coke and an
aspirin” is the breakfast menu
for many dizzy society girls in
Road boosters hold meetings al
* most daily here. * The pVbposed
1287,000,000 National Defense
, highway bill is the attraction,
j Hearings on that bill can be ex
pected in about a week or so. Road
people believe the army has been
holding up this legislation because
it did not give the, Budget the
necessary defense highway es
timates. Many state highway en
gineers have been holding up some
important road work waiting to
see what happens to this proposed
new legislation. Nebraska is one
of the states vitally interested.
Dr. George E. Charlton, Super
intendent of the Norfolk State
Hospital, has been in town several
days visiting some of the impor
tant hospitals and clinics here.
He was one of the prominent doc-j
tors that attended the meeting of ]
psychiatrists at Richmond, Vir- j
Lawyers from all parts of the
United States have been here at
tending the sessions of the Ameri
can Law Institute. Among those
from Nebraska who have attended
these meetings are Chief Justice
Robert Simmons, Dean Foster of
the University of Nebraska Law
school, Paul Good of Lincoln; Fred
Berry of Wayne; W'illiam Ritchie
and George Tunnison of Omaha.
The weather in Washington
warmed up close to the 100 mark
on the thermometers. By coinci
dence, the W'ays and Means Com
mittee took up the matter of new
legislation the day following the
peak weather. For many years,
new legislation has not been
brought up until hot weather came
on. Then through the long sum
mer months, every day a “broiler,”
the hearings continue. Some seem
to think it wDl not require so Jong
a time, ni>w, with the pressure of
events at home and abroad, but
they may have another “think”
coming before September. It may
appear easy to departmental ex
perts to add 3H billion* in rev
enues to the 9 billions of the pres
ent, but there will be conflicting
views in plenty as the bill takes
form. And after the Ways and
Means committee and the House
has legislated, still there will be
the Senate committee and the
Senate to take up the matter, al
most as though no hearings had
been held, and go over the proposi
tion anew. There will be tax legis
lation at this session, but it may
not be before Thanksgiving time—
if the history of legislation on big
revenue bills is any criterion.
Jim Barnes who builds ships,
has a private lake in Maryland.
Once in a while he invites friends
to go there to fish. The lake
abounds with crappies, bass, perch,
and pike. Every hook used must
be barbless. Believe it or not,
every bass caught, weighing less
than three and a half pounds must
be thrown back into the lake.
Saturday, May 17
The Royal Swingsters
and their fine band.
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Coming May 24:
and his Royal Canadians.
SMARTER *yytW •
Exquisitely tailored of j
COUNTRY CLUB CREPE I
and SEERES—The two dis- s
tinctively different fabrics
that require no ironing ond
a collection of novel cottons
WAFFLES ond WOVEN
New weaves . . . new patterns . . . new colorings.
A glorious array of fresh and frivolous styles
that are perfect in every detail of line and trim.
Cneerfu! splashy and subdued colorings ... All
priced o make it wise and thrifty to buy two/
three s id even four.
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