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THE DAYS OF
Sixty Years Ago
Holt County Banner, Mar. 13, 1883
The Banner is one year old to
The Holt County Creamery
Company was organized last week
and the following were elected
directors: W. E. Adams, Patrick
Fahy, M. W. Flannigan, G. M.
Cleveland, John Dwyer. At a
meeting of the directors the fol
lowing officers were elected: Pat
rick Fahy, president; M. W. Flan
nigan, vice president; G. M.
Cleveland, secretary; W. E. Ad
Holt County Banner, Mar. 20, 1883
McCafferty is moving into his
new store building.
Farming has commenced, con
siderable wheat having already
Holt County Banner, Mar. 27, 1883
Cornelius J. Murphy proved up
before Judge Cleveland on Sat
urday, John J. Kelley and James
Sullivan being witnesses.
Mullen Bros, have been award
ed the contract for building the
creamery and will commence
work the first of April. They ex
pect to have same completed by
That enterprising merchant,
John Skirving, of Stuart, is build
ing a large addition on the north
side of his store, and when com
pleted he will put in a full line
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, March 1, 1888.
A. H. Corbett has purchased
McCoy’s photograph gallery and
will continue the business at the
The Frontier, March 8, 1888.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Gatz, on Tuesday, March 5, a lit
tle daughter of average weight.
Miss Mary Hecker started
teaching in the public schools
J. S. Harrington and W, E.
Haley departed Tuesday evening
for Valentine, where they will
open up an abstract office and do
a general land and loan business.
The Frontier, March 15, 1883.
H. G. Cross has discontinued
the publication of The Index at
Inman and will move the ma
terial to Petersburg.
Died, at Omaha, on Thursday,
March 8, 1883, of lock jaw, Mar
tin McDonough, aged 55 years.
He had been a resident of Holt
county for ten years.
The Frontier, March 22, 1888.
Con Keyes’ house, about a half
miles north of town, was com
pletely destroyed by fire last Sun
day morning. No one' was home
at the time the ftre started and
the cause cannot be learned.
Nothing was saved and there was
The Frontier, March 29. 1888.
O’Neill markets: Rye 25c eggs
15, wheat 50c, potatoes 50c, fat
steers $3.25, ear corn 32c, flax 60
to 70c, barley 20 to 30c, shelled
corn 32c, hogs $3.50 and $4.75,
butter 12% and 15c, fat cows $2.50
Peter Weingartner, a tailor of
thirty years exeperience, has op
ened a shop in Cole’s jewelry
stores and desires a share of the
District court has been in ses
sion for tha past three weeks and
a number of cases have been dis
posed of. Judge Norris of West
point presided, as Judge Kinkaid
had some cases coming before the
term that he had been attorney
in, and changed with Judge Nor
ris, and during the past three
weeks Judge Kinkaid has been
holding court in West Point.
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 2, 1893.
Chan DeLance, deputy clerk of
the district court, will today hand
in his resignation and go at once
to Boone, Iowa, at which place he
has a half interest in a large re
tail boot and shore store.
Died, at his residence in this
city last Saturday morning, Feb
ruary 23, 1893, of asthma, Reuben
Taylor, age 34 years and six
The Frontier, March 9, 1893.
On last Saturday A. J. Ham
mond purchased the abstract bus
iness of R. R. Dickson & Co., and
will continue the businuess under
the name of the A J. Hammond
John M. Graham left Wednes
day morning for California,
where he intends to make his fu
John A. Harmon, who left this
city a little over two years ago
to go to Ann Arbor University to
study law, returned to O’Neill
last Friday a full-fledged lawyer
POSTI II (OMMKMORAm RATAAX DAY
BUY WAR BONDS!
BROOKLYN, N. Y.—More than 20 cnnvases, including the
above commemoration of iiataan Day, liuve been contributed by a
•core of distinguished American artists for a traveling exhibition
throughout the country to stimulate the purchase of War Bonds.
The painting pictured here, by Alexander Brook, is one of those
currently featured at the “Art for Bonds” exhibition of the
*■' —V. S. Treasury Department.
and intends to make his future
home among us.
D. A. Doyle, C. C. McHugh and
M. M. Sullivan are candidates for
the postmastership of this city
and a lovely scrap is looked for.
The Frontier, March 16, 1893.
Inisfail, Or the Wanderer’s
Dream, will be presented on St.
Patrick’s night at the opera house
by the Academy Dramatic Com
pany, composed of local talent.
The Frontier, March 23, 1893.
Fred Herre of Hooper, who will
be remembered by many of our
old citizens as an old O’Neill
boy, was visiting friends in this
Died, Mrs. A. T. Potter, at the
residence of her daughter in
O’Neill on March 18, 1893, in the
60th year of her age.
The Frontier, March 30, 1893.
Married, Tuesday evening, on
March 23, 1893, at the residence
of Clark Hough, in this city, W.
S. Hough to Minnie Daniels,
Judge Bowen officiating.
A. T. Potter left O’Neill Wed
nesday morning for Janeau, Wis.,
to attend the funeral of his father,
who died at that place at the
advanced age of 91.
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 5, 1903.
In the death of Col. B. W. John
son, which occurred at his home
in Atkinson last Monday morn
ing, Holt county loses one of its
most active and useful residents.
Died, at his home one mile
north of this city on Sunday,
March 1, 1903, at 5:45 p. m., of
apoplexy, Richard Kilmurry, age
61 years. He had been a resident
of the county for twenty-six
The Frontier, March 12, 1903.
The public schools and St.
Mary’s Academy are closed this
week. The closing of the schools
was taken as a precautionary
measure to prevent the spread
ing of diptheria.
The Elkhorn river is on the
rampage. It is reported that the
county bridge across the river
near Ewing has been washed
away and on the low lands along
the river south there is water!
enough to run a steamboat.
The Frontier, March 19, 1903.
Mrs. M. A. Fitzsimmons of Chi
cagd arrived in the city last week
and has opened up a millinery
store in the building two doors
east of the Evans hotel, which
she purchased a few months ago.
The Academy Dramatic Com
pany presented on St. Patrick’s
night the beautiful Irish drama
in three acts entitled, “Captain
Jack, the Irish Outlaw,” with the
following cast of characters: Cap
tain Gordon, John Biglin; Squire
Shannon, John Dwyer; John
Driscoll, Mike Horriskey; Barney
Donovan, John McBride; Teddy
Burke, Pete Ward; Lieut. Rogers,
Frank Campbell, Jr.; Aline Dris
coll, Sarah Brennan; Nellie Shan
non, Anna Dwyer; Mary, Mae
The Frontier, March 26, 1903.
The municipal campaign has
opened up and a battle royal is
now on and promises to continue
until the last vote is in the box
on April 7. Dr. J. P. Gilligan and
J. S. Harrington are the opposing
candidates for mayor. For city
THIS is the meaning of total war—that the
home front and the fighting front pull to
gether. It is not enough that men fight, and
give their lives. This will be in vain unless the
millions of Americans at home fight and give
with them. Would you jeopardize Victory for a
cup of coffee and another lump of sugar, for
a tire and another gallon of gas? Would you
want to hear again from some far-flung mili
tary outpost the words of defeat, "Too little
and too late”? Or are you willing to drive
less, drink less, eat less of certain foods,
in the sure knowledge that we can achieve
total victory only through totqj war?,
O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
clerk Sam Barnard and Clarence
Campbell are the candidates. No
contest on city treasurer or po
lice judge. In the First ward E.
H. Whelan, A. P Brooks and Jer
ry McCarthy are the candidates.
No contest in the Second ward,
J, F. Gallagher being the only
candidate. There are four candi
dates for the council in the Third
ward: Emil Sniggs, Henry Zim
merman, J. A. Cowperthwaite and
R. H. Mills.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 6, 1913.
March came in with the worst
storm of the winter. A piercing
gale blew from the north all day
and fleeting clouds filled the air
with snow at intervals. The tem
perature got down to 14 below
zero Saturday night. Sunday a
phenominal change, that only Ne
braska weather can produce, took
place. The snow melted fast and
everybody felt that spring had
Rural mail delivery route No.
2 was started out from O’Neill
Monday. The route serves the
people living in the river country
southeast of town.
The bond election Tuesday re
sulted in 326 for and 49 against
issuing $50,000 bonds for the erec
tion of a new school.
The Frontier, March 13, 1913.
Farmers are evidently convinc
ed that spring has come to stay.
They have started sowing wheat
and if a freeze doesn’t come will
be in the fields soon with plows.
William Reams, age 89 years,
father of the Reams boys living
south of town, died Sunday last.
The body was shipped to Wayne
The Frontier, March 20, 1913.
Father Flannigan, assistant par
ish priest, has been transferred
to Omaha. Father Gleason has
been sent here from Omaha to
take his place.
Everett Brown and family mov
ed here last week from Iowa. Mr.
Brown will have charge of the
Ditch Company ranch under the
The Frontier, March 26, 1913.
Reports a few instances of large
losses of livestock in the blizzard
last Friday have come to The
Frontier. Also a number of indi
vidual losses of a few head. The
largest single loss we have heard
of was by a man named Osborn,
living in the southwest part of
the county. Mr. Osborn had a
herd of 110 head of cattle on the
prairie when the storm struck.
They drifted with the whirling
snow and driving wind into a
lake and all perished.
The Frontier, March 27, 1913.
The Frontier’s informant of the
loss of cattle in the southwest part
of the county during the blizzard
two weeks ago was either not
posted on losses in his neighbor
hood or else careless as to state
ments made. Supervisor Hubbell,
of Inez, says the statement made
and the figures given were far
from the truth. Instead of 110
head reported lost to one man,
the number should have been six,
which was the largest individual
loss in that neighborhood. A few
others lost from one to three head,
Mr. Hubbell said.
The last published figures on
the casualties of the Omaha cy
clone last Sunday evening place
the number of dead at 152.
Jesse Mills and Miss Maude
Sniggs were married at Orchard
last Wednesday. The wedding
took place at the home of the
groom’s sister, Mrs. Ray Scofield.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 1, 1923.
Dan Cronin and family expect
to go to Omaha Saturday, where
they will make their future
Paul Beha left Sunday night for
Casper, Wyo., where he will look
over the prospects for a business
Representative Donald Galla
gher came from Lincoln Wednes
day evening, the legislature hav
ing adjourned until Monday.
Joe Schollmeyer of Dorsey and
Miss Martha Reynolds of Oppor
tunity were married Tuesday af
ternoon at the Presbyterian
Manse by the Rev. George Long
Mrs. Ida M. Conklin, wife of
William E. Conklin of this city,
died at her home in this city Wed
nesday evening at 10 o’clock, fol
lowing many months of failing
health. She was 61 years of age.
Mrs. Arthur Ryan of this city
died Tuesday morning at the
Wise Memorial hospital in Oma
ha, of pneumonia, following a
complication of ailments for
which she was taken to the hos
pital on January 11.
The Frontier, March 8, 1923.
C. H. Stowell, one of the pio
neers of the south country, died
at his home in Chambers this
Negotiations are under way for
a county crow hunt, to be held
the latter part of this month.
The Frontier, March 15, 1923.
A son was bom to Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Matthews at the Gilligan
hospital on Tuesday of last week.
Patrick Brennan died at his
home in the east part of the city
early Friday morning, following
a lingering illness of many
months caused by old age. He
was 88 years of age. He came to
Holt county in October, 1879.
Mrs.. Alphonzo L. Rouse died at
her home in the southwest part
of the city Monday evening about
6 o’clock, at the age of 62 years,
two months and seventeen days.
She had been a resident of the
county for 43 years and leaves her
husband and eight children.
The Frontier, March 22, 1923.
A son was born Tuesday to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Murray, living
one and one-half miles north of
About ten o’clock Saturday
morning one of those old-time
blizzards descended upon this
part of the state and before noon
it was difficult to see across the
street. The storm raged until
sometime Saturday night, when
snow ceased falling. The ther
mometer fell to 11 below zero
Saturday night; Sunday was ex
tremely cold and disagreeable,
with a stiff wind blowing. The
thermometer registered ten be
low zero Sunday night. Wednes
day another storm visited this ter
ritory, accompanied by a strong
wind, which filled the cuts with
snow and again stopped traffic.
The Frontier, March 29, 1923.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
John Schmidt, who reside north
east of this city.
Ten Years Ago
The Frontier, March 2, 1933.
Paul Montgomery and Eric Nu
Bloom of Creighton came over
last Wednesday morning and are
busy in the Mellor building, for
merly occupied by Janousek’s
pool hall, getting it in shape for
the opening therein of the Mont
gomery Hardware Company.
August Troshynski, one of the
pioneer settlers of the county,
died at his home four and one
half miles north of Emmet last
Tuesday morning, after an illness
of several months, at the age of
79 years, seven months and seven
The Frontier, March 16, 1933.
Senator R. B. Howell passed
away at the Walter Reed hospital
in Washington last Saturday, af
ter a two weeks’ illness of pneu
The Frontier, March 23, 1933.
Mr. and Mrs. William Martin
are rejoicing over the arrival of
a daughter, who arrived last Sun
During the year 1932 there
were 91 marriages and six di
vorces in this county.
The Frontier, March 30, 1933.
Arthur Mullen, of Omaha re
fused an appointment as Judge on
the Federal Circuit Court, tender-1
ed him by President Roosevelt.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Donohoe
returned last Monday from Oma
ha, where they had been in at
tendance at the funeral of Mrs.
Donohoe’s brother, M. J. Holland.
GUY S. WILLIAMS’
PAPA TOOK HIM TO
THE COUNTY FAIR
“The summer I was eight go
ing on nine Papa took me to the
county fair,” says Guy S. Wil
liams, that eloquent writer who
for years has been on the staff of
the Omaha World-Herald, and
whose story herewith is so hu
morous, as well as having actual
ly happened times innumerable,
we continue the story as follows:
“They had a merry-go-round
and some exhibits, in addition to
a splendid carnival down near the
end of the grounds, but the thing
I remember best was the ice
cream cones, on account of I had
not only never tasted one, but it
was the first time I had ever
“The first one tasted so splen
did that I began to nag for an
other one before I had hardly fin
ished the one I was eating, but
Papa said No, as it would not be
good for my stomach.
“I had just about given up hope
when we happened to walk down
towards the carnival grounds, and
in front of one of the tents a gen
tleman with a megaphone was
standing on a platform hollering,
“Men only, Men only!”
By the time we had gotten over
in front of the tent several beau
tiful ladies with a red kimona
draped around them had come out
of the tent and lined up behind
the gentleman with the maga
phone, who was now hollering,
“On the inside, men! On the in
side! See Fatima, queen of the
muscle dancers— the little lady
who does that famous dance with
out the aid of the feet!”
“The ladies smiled and went
back into the tent and all the men
except Papa made a rush to buy
their tickets. Papa just stood
Money to Loan
Central Finance Co.
C. E. Jones, Manager
O'NEILL : NEBRASKA
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there, looking first at the tent and
then at me Finally, when the
megaphone gentleman was say
ing, “You’ll have to hurry! Show’s
just about to start!” Papa looked
down at me again and said if I
would go back up by the merry
go-round and wait while he saw
a man he had to see he would buy
me another ice-cream cone.
“Why can’t I wait here?” I
said. “Maybe the ladies will come
“No,” he said, “you wait up by
the merry-go-round and I will be
right up as soon as I have seen
this man I have promised to see
and buy you a nice big ice-cream
“So I went back up to the
merry-go-round and waited, and
after 15 minutes he came back
and bought me the cone, which
tasted even more splendid than
the first one and didn’t hurt my
stomach a bit.”
Word has been received here of
the birth of a daughter, Jean
Frances, on April 11, to Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Barlow of Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Barlow were for
merly residents of O’Neill, where
he was assistant manager of the
Council Oak Store.
Miss Dorothy Jordan of Lincoln
came Sunday to attend the funer
al of Pat Regan of Inman, who
was buried on Monday.
DR. A. E. GADBOIS
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FRIDAY, APRIL 23 |
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I have a number of good
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These farms are located in
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in five to twenty years at four
If you are looking for a safe
investment, you can’t go wrong
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prices on all real estate, and
these farms are still priced
without any advance.
I also have listed:
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