The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, January 07, 1943, Image 4

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D. H. Cronin, Editor and Owner
Entered at Postoffice at O’Neill,
Nebraska, as Second Class Matter
One Year, in Nebraska.__$2.00
One Year, Outside Nebraska 2.25
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, December 1, 1887.
It was nearly 30 below on Sun
day morning.
The new brick block is fast
nearing completion down stairs.
It makes the National Bank look
100 per cent better and makes
that corner loom up in good
Harry Ingalls was up from
Shamrock last Saturday. He has
moved his Pickings from that
place to Chambers, the paper at
that town having ceased publica
tion several weeks ago.
The Frontier, December 8, 1887.
A sweet little girl brightened
the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. F.
Harrington last Thursday night.
G. C. Hazelet, county clerk
elect, has returned from a recent
visit to his old home in Guthrie
county, Iowa, and will enter the
office at once, so that he may get
the run of things before assuming
his official duties.
The Frontier, December 15, 1887.
Cutters are numerous in O’Neill
now. The town sports some five
The Frontier, December 22, 1887.
Will Haley has been very sick |
with rheumatism the past week,
but is some improved now and
we hope to see him out again in
a few days.
The fall term of district court,
Judge Kinkaid presiding, has
been in session the past two
weeks and a large number of
cases disposed of.
The Frontier, December 29, 1887.
M. F. Harrington will occupy
the front rooms in the upstairs of
the new building of the First
O’Neill markets: Hogs $4.15,
rye 25c, eggs 20c, wheat 50c, ear
corn 30, flax 60c to 70c, new oats
30c, barley 20c to 30c, butter 8c
aiid 10c, shelled corn 30c, fat
steers $2.00 to $2.50, fat cows $1.10
to $1.90, potatoes 25c to 30c.
As January 1st ushers in a leap
year, as well as a new year, a
number of young men of the
town have decided to keep open
house on that day and the ladies
have signified their intention to
make calls accordingly. The fol
lowing is a list of those who will
keep open house: John Mann,
John Hecker, L. A. Sisley, Charles
Earl, G. W. Bridges, Theo A.
Mauker, Tom Campbell, Ed Gal
lagher, Jack Harrington, Howard
Wilcox, George Riggs, Dr. Shore,
T. M. Morris, Walter Lowrie and
J. H. Riggs.
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, December 1, 1892.
Last Saturday evening quite a
delegation of young ladies and
gentlemen went down to Hag
erty's lake to enjoy a skate. The
ice was not very smooth but no
objection could be raised on that
ground and for about three hours
the skaters enjoyed themselves.
The young ladies of this city
gave a leap year party at the
commodious residence of John
Dwyer last Thursday evening.
The affair was a social success.
The boys could sit back and let
the ladies rustle around for part
ners, who in fact had full charge
of the ball. Dancing was contin
ued until the “wee’ sma” hours.
An elegant supper was served at
The Frontier. December 8, 1892.
Mr. and Mrs. John Welton are
rejoicing over the arrival of a
baby boy at their home last week.
The water works are complete.
The test will take place next Sat
urday. The members of the city
councils of all the cities from Nor
folk to Valentine have been in
vited to be in O’Neill all that day
and witness the test.
The Frontier, December 15, 1892.
No snow in this section of the
Died,- Sunday evening, at his
home in this city, of apoplexy,
Dr. Henry Connolly, age 49 years.
He had been a resident of this
city for ten years.
The Frontier, December 22, 1892.
The business houses of O’Neill
will close at noon on Monday,
December 26, and on Monday,
January 2, 1893.
Dr. J. P. Gilligan, of New York
City, arrived in the city last Sat
urday evening and has decided to
locate here. He has secured rooms
over Biglin’s furniture store.
Trade Journal: A large chicory
factory has just been opened for
business at O’Neill by Hazelet &
Dickson. This is a new industry
for Holt county and promises
well. The firm has just harvested
160 acres of chicory, which will
yield six tons to the acre. They
also contracted with a few reli
able farmers for 100 acres more,
agreeing by contract to pay farm
ers $10 per ton up to September
15. They expect to have 1000 acres
planted to chicory next year.
The Frontier, December 29, 1892.
The skating rink is now the
favorite for the young people of
this city these fine afternoons and
Joe Mann was agreeably sur
prised Tuesday evening by a
number of his young friends who
assembled at his home to cele
brate his birthday.
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, December 4, 1902.
Last Monday, R. J. Marsh pur
chased the O’Neill Bottling Works
from S. L. Thompson, taking pos
session the same day.
Married, at the residence of the
groom’s parents, Judge and Mrs.
B. S. Gillespie, Sunday, Novem
ber 30, 1902, L. G. Gillespie to
Miss Bertha Fawkes, Rev. Amos
Fetzor, pastor of the Methodist
church, officiating.
The Frontier, December 11, 1902.
L. M. Disney, of Monmouth, 111.,
owner of the old Jackson ranch,
arrived in the city Sunday and
will spend a few days looking af
ter business matters in this sec
I tion.
O’Neill will again have a mod
ern skating rink. It will be open
ed on December 16 and will be
conducted by Dr. J. W. McLeran
and Ralph Evans.
The Frontier, December 18. 1902.
F. J. Dishner left for the east
ern part of the state Wednesday
morning to spend the holidays
with relatives.
With about 8 inches of snow on
the ground and coal worth $8 per
ton a man has a chance to wonder
what has become of his summer
Mrs. G. W. Smith died at her
home in this city Wednesday eve
ning, December 17, after an ill
ness of several years of consump
tion. She was 36 years of age.
Mrs. Abbie Sullivan, wife of M.
M. Sullivan, died at her home in
this city yesterday afternoon at
1:30, after an illness of but a few
weeks of pneumonia, at the age
of 41 years.
The Frontier, December 25, 1902.
Miss Bee O’Donnell is spending
the holidays visiting friends at
Harlan, Iowa.
Michael O’Malley is lying dan
gerously ill at his home northwest
of this city, of Bright’s disease,
and grave fears are entertained
for his recovery.
Donohoe, of LaPlatte, Nebr., Mon
We received a card from H. E.
day evening ordering his paper
changed to Hubbard, Nebr., to
which town he moves on Janu
ary 1, to accept the principalship
of the Hubbard schools.
A. Kittendorf, a farmer residing
on the old Con. J. Murphy farm
on the Redbird about six miles
northeast of the cits’, was found
frozen to death in a snowdrift
along side a wire fence about a
mile from home this (Saturday)
morning, December 27, the body
being found by his son. He walked
to town Wednesday and that after
noon he secured a ride with John
D. Kelley as far as his place,
which they reached about five
o’clock, and Kittendorf started to
walk to his home about 2Vfe miles
northeast of Kelley’s.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, December 5, 1912.
Frank Nelson of Meek and
Sarah Hull, also of Meek, were
granted a marriage license by
Judge Car Ion last Tuesday.
The fine weather still continues
and most of the farmers have
their corn in the crib and are
now ready for winter’s chilly
Work on the Golden Hotel is
rapidly nearing completion. It
will be ready for occupancy Jan
uary 1st.
The first snow of the season vis
ited this section last Wednesday
night. About six inches of snow.
A heavy wind blew the snow into
drifts, but it did not get very cold.
Died, at the home of his
mother, Mrs. James R. Sullivan,
four miles northeast of O’Neill,
on Monday, December 2, 1912,
Daniel W. Sullivan, aged 34 years,
of tuberculosis. He came to this
county with his parents in 1878.
The Frontier, December 12, 1902.
J. B. Ryan went to Sioux City
on business Saturday.
There has been considerable
talk among the local democrats
the past week as to who would
land the post office plum. There
are three candidates: M. H. Mc
Carthy, George A. Miles and D.
A. Doyle.
The Frontier, December 19, 1912.
Guy Green, of College View,
Nebr., was in the city yesterday
visiting old-time friends.
During the past summer the
citizens of O’Neill spent $2500
grading the streets.
The Frontier, December 26, 1912.
F. J. Biglin came up from Co
lumbus this week for a visit with
his parents and other relatives
and friends here.
Hugh Birmingham and Edward
Gallagher, who are attending the
State University, came home the
first of the week to spend the
Christmas vacation.
The O’Neill lovers of the fistic
game who went to Grand Island
to witness the battle between
Jack Sullivan of this city and
Tommy McCarthy of Ravenna,
returned home last Friday night
and say they witnessed one of the
classiest fistic exhibitions ever
pulled in Nebraska. The Ravenna
man is, they say, quite handy with
his dukes but was clearly outclas
sed by the pride of O’Neill, the
latter having a big shade upon
his adversary in points, although
the bout was declared a draw.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, December 7, 1922.
The O’Neill - Ewing football
game here last Thursday resulted
in a victory for O’Neill by the
largest score of the season, 98 to 0.
While scuffling with some boys
Thanksgiving Day, Edward Han
cock fell and sustained a broken
left arm in the same place it was
broken during the fair in Sep
The Frontier, December 14, 1922.
A daughter was born December
7th to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Honey
well of Chambers,
A son was born last Saturday
to Mr. and Mrs. Will Schmohr,
who reside nine miles northwest
of O’Neill.
The Frontier, December 21, 1922.
John Mullen left Thursday
morning for Lincoln to spend
Christmas with relatives.
J. D. Cronin expects to move
his law office to the front rooms
over the O’Neill National Bank
next week.
Miss Miriam Gilligan and Miss
DeMaris Stout are expected home
this week from, the State Univer
sity to spend the Christmas va
Miss Helen Harrington, who is
teaching in Chicago, will be home
the latter part of the week for a
short visit during the holidays.
The Frontier, December 28, 1922.
About 5 o’clock last Saturday
morning the office of the Emmet
Hay Company, at Emmet, was de
stroyed by fire. The loss is esti
mated at $1200, with $200 insur
Miss Helen Harrington expects
to return to Chicago Sunday, fol
lowing a short vacation with
home folks.
The Misses DeMaris and Erma
Stout entertained forty guests at
a four course dinner at the Sub
way Wednesday evening at seven
o’clock. The table decorations
were red and white carnations
and red and white cream patties.
Following the dinner the party
wrnt to ihc C. E. Stout home,
wht. e the evening was spent at
Rev. Spencer went to Wayne
Thursday on a business trip.
Mrs. Grace Wilcox spent New
Years in Norfolk, visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Grill enter
tained at a pinochle party at
their home Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Elkins and
son, of Meadow Grove, came Sun
day to visit relatives and friends.
Mrs. Helen Simar left Satur
day for Kansas City, Mo., where
she will visit relatives and
Ellen Lois Wilcox returned Sun
day from Elgin, where she spent
the holidays visiting relatives and
Mrs. Clara Miles entertained
Mrs. O. A. Kilpatrick and sister,
Miss Alta Heflin, of Harlan, Iowa,
on Wednesday.
Misses Irene and Helen Gilday
went to West Point last Sunday
to attend a wedding. They re
turned on Monday.
Keith Vincent' returned to the
University of Nebraska on Mon
day, after visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vincent, and
other relatives over the holidays.
Miss Marion Dickson entertain
ed at a dinner party at a local
cafe Tuesday evening, in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of
Tacoma, Wash.
Miss Dorothy Heller of Red
field, S. D., came Tuesday to
spend a few days with her aunt
and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
Charles Walling returned to
Fremont the first of the week, af
ter spending New Year’s here at
the home of his brother, L. C.
Ruth Harris of Ogden, Iowa,
returned to that place Saturday
after spending the holidays here
visiting her mother and other rel
atives and friends.
Mrs. Helen Sirek returned
Monday from Omaha, where she
spent the past week visiting her
son, Ted, and other relatives and
Bill Biglin, who attends the
Creighton University, returned to
Omaha Saturday, after spending
his vacation with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Biglin, and other
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Carl Asimus left Tuesday
for Lincoln, where she will at
tend the Inaugural ceremonies
and the Governor’s ball, which is
Thursday evening.
Roy Lundgren, who attends the
University of Nebraska, returned
to Lincoln on Tuesday, after vis
iting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
E. Lundgren.
Gene Higgins, who attends the I
Creighton University, returned to
Omaha last Friday, after visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith
and children, of Tacoma, Wash.,'
left Wednesday for Valentine, to
visit Mrs. Smith’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Reardon, after visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ruzicka
for several days.
Jim Higgins, student at Creigh
ton University in Omaha, return
ed to that place last Friday, after
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Higgins.
Bill Kubitschek returned to
Omaha last Friday, where he at
tends Creighton University, after
a visit with his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. F. J. Kubitschek.
The Catholic Daughters had a
business meeting at the Golden
Hotel Tuesday evening. Host
esses were, Mrs. John Melvin,
Mrs. John Donohoe, Mrs. A1 Saus
er, Mrs. Lod Janousek, Mrs. Lyle
Dierks and Mrs. Jerry Ryan.
After lunch at a local cafe the
evening was spent playing bridge.
Mrs. Norb Uhl won high score.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McElhaney
entertained at a watch party at
their home New Year’s eve.
E. M. Gallagher, Holt County
Chairman U.S.O., reports that the
Sand Creek Improvement Club
has donted $50.00 to the U.S.O.
An additional $16.50 has been re
ceived by Mrs. Guy Cole, U.S.O.,.
Emmet. Amounts have been for
warded to the National Head
quarters of the U.S.O.
HAT thoughts run through your mind
when danger threatens? You think first
of your family’s safety, then of your
valuables, especially your cash.
You can rid your mind of this second worry
by using your bank. A checking account will
provide safety for your money, a safe de
posit box will supply many safeguards for
your valuable personal property.
Both services are very economical. Why
don’t you use them?
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Until further notice. The
Elite Cafe will be closed
all day every Sunday.
This action has been made
necessary on account of
the labor shortage, and to
give our employees one
day off.
Helen Sirek
Friday, Jan. 8th
Sponsored By
St. Mary’s Alumnae
Admission 25c
including tax
From 9 to 12:30 O’clock
On account of ill health I will sell the following property at
auction at my place 10 miles south of O’Neill on Highway 281
and 2Vfe miles east; or 5 miles east of Chambers, 5 miles north
on 281 and then 2Vz miles east; or 5 miles south and 314 miles
west of Inman, on
Wednesday, Januray 13
These buildings are practically new, as follows: 1 house, 20x24
feet, 4 rooms; 1 horse barn, 24x40 feet; 1 sheep bam, 24x40 feet;
garage, 14x18 feet; shed, 8x10 feet; chicken house 10x18 feet.
1 bay mare, 7 years old, wt. 1300; 1 bay horse, 6 years old, wt.
1300: 1 team black geldings, 6 and 7 years old wt. 2600; 1 team
bay mares, 9 and 10 years old, wt. 2000; 1 saddle horse, smooth
mouth; 1 team black mares, 4 and 5 years old, not broke; 1 bay
gelding, green broke. 4 years old, wt. 1100; 2 3-year old colts,
black and bay geldings; 2 yearling colts, mare and gelding.
3 McCormick-Deering mowers; 1 McCormick-Deering rake; 1
iron wheel wagon and rack; 1 wide tire wagon and rack; 1
wagon and box; 1 good Weber wagon; 1 A hay stacker; 1 grind
stone; 1 walking plow; 3 sets work harness; 2 stock saddles; 1
cream separator, Sears & Roebuck, out 1 year; 2 sheep bunks;
12 paneled gates, 1 cob fork; 1 pitchfork; 40 rods 34-inch woven
wire; 60 rods 22-inch woven wire; and many other articles too i
numerous to mention.
TERMS — Cash. No property to be removed until settled for. j
John Carr, Owner |
G. P. Colman, Auctioneer First National Bank, O’Neill, Clerk \