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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1902)
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A dog with railroad inslncts and a
strong love for his master Is the prop
erty of Engineer Killoraln of Llnwood,
near Superior. The home of the en
gineer Is not far from the railroad
tracks. At a certain time every day
the train pulls In and the dog has
learned the whistle by heart. As the
time for the train's coming draws near
the little animal sits on Us haunches,
with ears pricked up, waiting for the
first blast of the whistle. Then he
rushes pell mell to the track, runs
along the side of the engine until the
speed is considerably reduced and
makes a flying leap into the cab, to
Jump around joyously at the feet of his
master. Two trains come along with
no great interval between and some
times one is ahead and then again the
other one takes the lead. But the dog
is always able to tell by the whistle
whether the engine coming Is the one
which carries his boss.
Rainbows before the sun takes oc
casion to rise are not very frequent.
Citizens of Ord enjoyed this rare sight
a week ago Tuesday. Clouds were
swelling in the western heavens and
the zenith but the far east was clear.
While yet the crimson advance guards
of the sun were marching up and be
fore the orb Itself had appeared a dim
but picturesque rainbow appeared high
In the heavens. The people marveled
end even while they discussed It in sol
emn, awe struck tones, lo, the sun rose
also to see it.
To jibe once more at the loquacity
of woman (fashionable, you know) it
may be recorded that the man whose
tongue was split the other day passes
his idle moments now rejoicing with
himself that he is not a female. This
peculiar style of accident happened to
a person of Long Pine one of the "Ma
gill twins." "While driving, his team
ran away and he was thrown from the
seat on the wagon to a harder position
on the tongue. As a result he suffers
from a forked tongue. It was split and
the physician who mended it was
obliged to take several stitches. The
patient now Indulges In soups and oth
er watery substances and It pains him
even to think of trying to talk.
In the vicinity of Alta it appears
that farm hands are capturing good
contracts. As an Instance one young
man hired out for a year for $250 in
coin, his board and washing and the
keep of his buggy horse. When the
corn Is "laid by" In June he will have
the pleasure of a week's vacation and
this will perhaps be doubled in the fall
after the husking. A good man at fig
ures can soon prove that board, wash
ing and horse feed, along with his sal
ary means practically a monthly wage
of $45. And perhaps the best feature
about It is the fact that the farmer
boy has not the opportunity and temp
tation to spend money that are a part
of city life. It is enough to entice most
anybody out to the country.
Mrs. J. E. Ilartman of Chadron is a
woman who is not afraid of runaway
horses. People of the town the other
DR. JAMES R. HAGGARD.
James R. Haggard, M. D., has practiced medicine in Lincoln for
nineteen years. He is a native of Kentucky, being born In Winchester
in October, 1839. His early days were spent on the farm, but he man
aged to receive a good common school education supplementing It by a
thorough academic training.
After the war and while pursuing his medical studies. Dr. Hag
gard took up education, and for eight years was county superintendent
in Illinois, four years in Scott county, and four in Dupage.
Dr. Haggard graduated from Rush medical college in 1S63. He
practiced medicine in Illinois sixteen years, coming to Lincoln in 1SS3.
In this city he has been active and energetic and has built up a
lucrative practice. His work has been singularly successful and he has
a host of personal and professional friends.
Dr. Haggard has been warm in his support of the republican party
since his residence In the city. He has never held any elective office in
Nebraska. For six years he served on the pension board and was for
three years county physician.
He was married in 1867 to Miss Frances H. Avery. Four children,
all of whom were educated at the state university, compose the family.
Dr. Haggard resides at 1310 G street, where he has a pleasant home.
Dr. Haggard enlisted in company G of the 120th Illinois Infantry
in 1862 and served in the ranks until the close of the war.
In the battle of Kenesaw Mountain In June, 1S64, he was wounded
and after his recovery, although physically unable to take an active
part in the field, he remained in the service, attaching himself to the
hospital corps, being mustered out and honorably discharged at the close
of the war.
J. E. RIGGS.
James E. Riggs, one of the most successful druggists of the city, was
born in Knightstown, Indiana, In 1859. He Is ti veteran In pharmacy
and, after receiving a common school education, he began his business
career under the tutelage of of Dr E. D. Beher In Rushvllle, Ind. In
his seven years with his employer he received a thorough training In
In 1S81 Mr. Riggs came west and started a drug store in Hustings.
At the end of one year he disposed of his business and came to Lincoln.
He entered the firm of Leigh ton & Urown. wholesale druggists, where
he remained a year. A tempting offer from Omaha led him to the
metropolis, where he was made head prescription clerk of the firm of
Kennard Brothers & Co., a large retail and wholesale establishment In
that city. Here he stayed two years and was given a route as traveling
salesman in Colorado, Idaho and Utah. After a .successful career on the
road he opened a retail drug store in Lincoln.
In 1890 Mr. Riggs was selected for a live year term on the state phar
macy board. In 1S91 he organized the Western Glass & Paint company.
Four years later he opened another retail drug store on the north side
of O street. He did business there for four years and then removed to
his present location.
All this time his business was increasing in voluma at a phenomenal
rate. At present he employs ten clerks and lays claim to one of the best
retail drug stocks in the state. Last year he had the best soda water
business In Nebraska. Mr. Riggs took a prominent part In organizing the
Vlnol company. In which he Is a heavy investor. He is also connected
with several other large remedy companies.
Mr. Riggs is past chancellor in the Knights of Pythias. He is also a
member of the Elks, the Woodmen and the Redmen.
day watched a spirited race between
her and a team that was frantically
tearing away with a loaded wagon on
which was seated a little boy whose
father had left him with the horses
while he did some more trading. Being
a skilled horsewoman she soon over
took the runaways and riding abreast
she applied her riding whip with force
and effect. She swerved the animals
onto a plowed field and kept them go
ing In a circle until they were tired
out and the boy was safe.
Musical people of Kearney are
abashed. They have been handsomely
worked by a new, adroit grafter. This
fellow, of course, has made good his
disappearance. From house to house
he went, representing himself to be
the agent of a musical concern
of Chicago. He was taking or
ders for classical and other sorts of
music cheaper than ever. It was so
tempting to these people, aside from
the fact that they wished also to ap
pear musical in the eyes of the agent,
that they loaded him with orders. Spot
cash he demanded, as he could not
come back again. He said the music
would come by mail and he took the
good dollars of the people. The music
has not yet arrived and the musicians
no longer expect It.
Trying to save the life of his dog.
Will Zteglar of Exeter nearly lost his
own. He was out hunting and the dog
leaped Into the river for some vain
purpose. He couldn't get out again.
In the process of its drowning the mas
ter leaped In too, having no rope to
throw. The struggles of the dog and
the weight of his clothes weighed both
down and while things were getting
dark a person on the bank came to the
rescue and saved both.
A buffalo head, supposedly a relic of
the days when Nebraska sported an
inland ocean, has been dug up near
Genoa In Nance county. It was found
In the course of well digging on a farm
near and was five feet under
ground. It crumbled In contact with
the air. According to tradition of the
Indians, handed down from genera
tion to generation, the space between
the bluffs north of Genoa to the bluffs
south of the Platte once formed the
bed of an immense Inland sea. This
buffalo, whose head was brought to
light. Is supposed to have been one of
many who became mired while trying
to drink up this ocean and thereby lost
The millenium appears to be looking
at Central City. The boys of that town
have organized a Paddle club and are
making war on cigarettes and their
smokers. Naturally It causes some
hard feelings and plainly It causes
sore ones for any boy caught smoking
a cigarette is taken to the nearest
barrel or other suitable surface and
turned upon It while all the members,
each equipped with a wooden paddle
he carries with him constantly, set to
and chastise the offender. Then his
pockets are searched and if any more
smokes are found on his person they
are confiscated and destroyed. Every
boy who joins the club names his ac
quaintances and if they have not al
ready signified allegiance they are
called members and notified. It costs
nothing. And so It spreads. The
young cigarette smoker in Central City
finds- it a hard matter, to gratify his
Rat killing is a pleasure, certifies T.
J. Baldon of Bartlett. He is In favor
of the organization of clubs to culti
vate this sort of sport. It would be so
much better and more enjoyable than
killing Innocent pigeons. Why don't
people raise rats for gun clubs? he
asks. In the past five weeks he has
killed 290 rodents on his own farm, he
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