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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1941)
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THE DAYS Or
Fifty-Five Years Ajio
The Frontier Sept. 16 1886
The republican county con
vention was held in this city Wed
nesday. At this convention J. A
Tommershausser of Ford pre
cinct was nominated for county
attorney and Thomas V. Gregg of
Logan, Commissioner from the
First District. The convention was
The democratic convention was
held in this city last Thursday
and J. L. Chapman, of Atkinson
was nominated for County Attor
ney and W. C. Townsend was
nominated for Commissioner.
The Frontier Sept. 23, 1886
The Inman and O’Neill ball club
crossed bats last Saturday. The
score resulted 47 to 2 in favor of
F. B. Cole is erecting a very
commodious building on Fourth
street north of the First National
Bank He will use it for a shop
The Frontier October 7, 1886
C. H. Gardner is bring a num-;
ber of cattle from the McClure
ranch to O'Neill to feed this win
Dr. S. M. Benner, formerly of
this city is now'located on a farm
in northwestern Colorado.
The second annual Holt county
fair last week was pronounced a
On last Saturday, October 2
Charles E. Downey of Star and
Miss Minnie Balus of Stuart, were
quietly married at Running
The Frontier, October 14, 1886
The Atkinson postoffice has
been a presidential office.
A new precinct called Shields
has been taken off the north side
of Center. It is two townships
east and west and one north and
south. A precinct called Green
Valley has also been formed part
of it taken from Stuart and part of
it from Atkinson.
The Frontier, October 21, 1886
The O’Neill Free Press edited by
W. D. Mathews has made it ap
pearance and Doc. says it is here
to stay. As a newspaper man
Mathews has but equals in north
Nebraska and will no doubt suc
ceed. If the people feel like sup
porting four newspapers, in
O’Neill we have no objection.
Andy J. Potter has purchased
“ of Mr. Spencer the Evans-Spencer
- house and has taken possession.
The Ewing Democrat, by H. H
Clairborne appeared for the first
time last week. It presnts a neat
.appearance and no doubt will be
un Sunday, October 17, at the
the residence of H. G Cross at
at Inman. Clarkson R. Young and
Miss Maggie B. Long were united
( in holy wedlock.
Fifty Years Ago
The Fontier, Sept 17, 1891
The political event of the season
has passed. The republican county
convention was held last week
and the folowing ticket nominated
Treasurer, Barrett Scott; Clerk,
C. L. Butler; Clerk District Court,
John Skviring; Sheriff H. C. Me
Evony; Judge, R. L. Cramer; Sur
veyor, W. W. Page; Coroner, Dr.
C E. Fort.
The democratic county conven
tion was held at the Court house
Monday morning and the follow
ing ticket nominated. Sheriff,
Frank Campbell; Clerk of district
Court, M. M. Sullivan; County
Superintendent, H. D Dudley;
County Judge. Luther B. Maben;
Surveyor, Fred Feltz.
Proffessor John Bland, principal
of the O’Neill public school .re
signed his position Tuesday and
stepped down and out. G. C Haz
lett, was selected to take charge of
the schools temporarily.
Miss Anna Belle Gallagher, sis
ter of Andy Gallagher, was mar
ried at the Catholic church Tues
day morning, to James Crowley, of
Omaha. The ceremony being per
formed by Rev M. F Cassidy.
The Frontier. Sep 24. 1891
P Eugene B. Sebring and Miss Aa
j'l gela Prouty, were married on
September 10, at the home of the
brides parents, at Paddock, Rev.
W. A. Wilson officiating.
Ed Evans took charge of the
Potter House last Thursday, Mr.
May and family having moved
The F.*onti *r, Octobej 1, 1891
At the county fair last week one
of the features of the races was a
bicycle rare, per ic.rated in by J.
P. Mann, W. D. Mathews. Lee Her
shiser and Fiank Mixn: Hcrshiser
won, Frank Mann, second, J. P.
Mann, third and Doc Mathews
A meeting was held in Mr.
Carlor’s oll'C: Monday evening
for the purpose of completing the
organization of the O’Neill Fire
Company. The mayor had already
appointed S. C. Sample as chief
and the other officers elected that
evening were as follows: Foreman
Jake Hcrshiser, Assistant Forman
J. C. Smoot; Secretary and Trea
surer, Clyde King.
The room next door to the post
ofice has been fitted up in good
shan for Paddy MsManus’ store.
The Frontier, October 8, 180'
P. J. McManus is busy unpack
| ing his new stock of goods for the
! new .Uo> e adjoining the post of
The People’s advocate published
! at Ewing, made its first appoar
I anco last week.
The Frontier, October 18, 1891
Samuel C. Sample, cashier of the
State Bank of O’Neill has decided
to leave this place and has accord
ingly associted 1'inwr-lf with H.
W. Mathews in the banking busi
ness and will open up a bank in
Butte, Boyd County. John Mc
Hugh took the place in the State
Bank vacated by Mr. Sample.
The It''ll, September 24, 1891
A. J Meals, revived o telegram
from his partner, Mr. Godfrey,
last S.i1u'\iy stating thai they had
been awarded the contract for put
ting in a $23,000 water plant at
At the republican judicial con
vention at Valentine last Thurs
day Judge Kinkaid, was nomin
ated by acclamation for re-elec
tion anri Alfred Barlow of Chad
ron was nominated as his running
The Item Gciohtr 1, 1891
At the lepublican city caucus,
held last Saturday, Neil Brennan
was nominted for Citv Supervisor;
Patrick Clear, City Assessor; E. H.
Benedict and N. Martin, justices
of the peace, and John Horiskey
and Con Keys, for Constables.
The Item, October 8, 1891
Charles Stewart Parnell, the
great Irish leader, died in Brigh
ton, England, last Tuesday night
after an illness of oi ly four days.
The new fire engine which the
City Council ordered arrived last
Monday evening and is a little
Forty Years Aaro
The Frontier Sept. 19, 1901
Toe heaviest fiost ever exper
fneed at th\» season of the year
came Tuesday right. Vegetbles
were Wilted and a half inch of ice
The Froni.’tr, Sept. 6, 1901
Holt county residents were in
the midst of a hot political cam
paign and about all the county
papers contained during Sep
tember was highly political news.
The Frontier, October 3, 1901
The party from O’Neill who
have been working in the Alaska
gold fields, the past year started
for horn the first of the month.
The Frontier, October 17, 1901
Frank Howard and Miss Pearl
Warner of this city were married
at Bassett, Sunday evening.
The Fontier, October 17, 1901
United States senator Thomat
Kearns, of Utah, who was here
visiting old time friends, was ten
dered a banquet at the Evans Ho
tel last Monday evening, which
was attened by nearly 100 of the
business and professional men of
R. H. Jenness went to Indian
Territory a couple of weeks ago
and has decided to remain there.
The Frontier, Sept. 21, 1911
P. J. McManus and Charles Mc
Kenna made a business trip to
Long Pine Saturday.
County Judge Malone issued
a marriage license yesterday to S.
L. Thompson and Miss Elia M
Ritts, both of this city.
Martin L. Hurley of Cody
Wyoming, and Miss Clara Hopkinr
of this city were married at th(
Satholic church in this city las?
Tuesday morning by Rev. M.
Th-rly Years Ago
The Frontier, Sept. 28. 1911
Daniel O'Donnell, one of the pio
neer residents of the county, wh
has lived near Stafford for abou
thirty years died in a hospital i
Council Bluffs Tuesday night. H<
underv. nt an operation on Mon
day, ps mg away the next eve
The Frontier, October 5. 1911
The heaviest rain that has vis
ited this county for over a year
fell last night and this morning.
Lawrence Fla nigan, one of the
pioneer residents of this county
having resided on a farm !6 miles
north of O’Neill for over 20 years,
died at the home of his daughter
at Gregory, South Dakota, Wed
J. D. Gomes, chairman of the
County board and an old time re
sident of chambers, dropped dead
in the yard at his home near
Chambers Sunday morning.
The Frontier, October 12, 1911
Frank Biglin returned last
Thursday evening from a month’s
visit with relatives in Pennsylvan
ia. While away he also visited in
New York City.
Between four and five inches of
rain fell here last Wednesday
night, Thursday and Thursday
The Frontier, October 19, 1911
Micheal Holand and his daugh
ter Miss Margaret, returned last
Thursday from a six weeks visit
with relatives in Ireland.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Donahoe, re
turned last Thursday evening
from their wedding trip to the
Charles Stout, returned Wed
nesday night from Colorado
Springs, where he had been the
past week at the bedside of his
brother, Jim. Mr. Stouts brother
was there and was to remain with
him until the end. At noon today
Mr. Stout received a telegram an
nouncing his death this morning.
He will be buried at Blair, the old
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier Sent. 15, 1921
Mr. and Mrs Patrick Harty re
turned Wednesday from a weeks
visit at Randoloh and Sioux City.
The Frontier, Sept. 22, 1921
Senator James A Donohoe, J. J.
Harrington and J. D. Cronin went
to Norfolk Monday to attend the
opening session of Federal Court,
at which several Holt county cases
came up for hearing.
Conrad Wettlauffer, one of the
old residents of Holt county, died
at his home in this city Tuesday
after an extended illness. He was
a little over 63 years of age.
S. B. Howaid. migration agent
for the Burlington railroad, died
at i -.i« in Omaha last Friday
after a short illness at the age of
62 years. He was a pioneer resid
ent of this county and city fo;
many years, farming south oi
OTeill and later in the coui,
house where he served as deputj
county treasurer, and later ran a
meat market here.
The Frontier. Sept. 29, 1921
A marirpr* lin t sc was issued
recently at Neligh to Emery C.
Peterson and Mary A. Conrad
both of Inman.
The be^i lair c\er held in Hoit
County closed Friday evening.
A pretty wedding was solemni?;
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Moor, five miles south of Inman
Wednesday afternoon at one
o’clock ^vhcH the.! daughter Eva
line was united in marrage to Sid
ney Erskine of Sioux City, Iowa.
Mary Grady widow of John
Grady, dieu <n ner residence in
this city Sunuay evning, after a
short iiiness. She was 67 years of
age. She came to Holt county with
her husband right after their mar
riage at Galena, Illinois in April
The Fiunt'er. October 6, 1921
Mrs. M. H. McCrthy was hostess
at a shower in honor of Miss Lot
tie McNichols, whose marriage to
P. V. Hickey will take place in
the near future, Tuesday evening.
taR Lsfi raNYswo tmfawo ad
It is apple blossom time in Holt
county. The orchards are in bloom
the young twigs are filled with
tender tuis. which is a harbinger
Tne Fientiei. Cr.-.obti 13, 1921
Mrs. C. E Don-ncy and Mrs. Ar
thur Cowperthwaite were selected
as delegates and Mrs. L. A. Car
ter, Mrs. David Stannard and Mrs.
llrf-ry P.idakvi as alternate to the
state convention at Seward on
Oct. 26 to 28 inclusive, t a meeting
of the Womens club held at the
high school Wednesday afternoon.
The Fontier, October 20. 1921
Max Golden, who has been in
the Black Hills with a government
surveying outfit, returned home
home Monday morning from
Mrs. Anna Davis and Charles
Harding, both of this city, were
united in marriage Saturday eve
ning, October 15. County Judge
The marriage of Miss Charlotte
McNichols to Patrick V. Hickey
took place in St. Patrick’s church
Tuesday morning. Rev M. F. Cas
Dominick McDermott, one of
the early settlers of this vicinity
died at his residence in O’Neill
Tusday evening, after an illness
of a little more than a week..
Ten Years Apo
The Frontier, October 1, 1931
The O’Neill high school football
team started the season with a
smash defeating Creighton 7-6.
The sale of a wagon was once an
every day affair with the dealers
in O’Neill. Now it may be con
sidered of sufficient importance to
let the neighbors know about it.
Frank Biglin furnished a custom
er a new wagon last week.
The Frontier, October 15, 1931
John J. Protivinsky’s. grocery
store was robbed last Saturday
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