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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1902)
and asked for the men that had made
a trip to Tltania that day of the
housekeeper who appeared almost in
stantly. The boy was directed to their rooms
and on arriving there he turned the
stud over to the men.
On discovering that It really was
the stud that he had lost the man
reached down In his pocket and pulled
forth a small bag of money. He re
warded the boy with the neat sum of
a five dollar gold piece and ofTered the
boy a life position with chances of
The boy was willing to accept it,
yet he still thought that he was doing
no more than his duty, but the men
prevailed upon him until he had to
The spot where the boy had caught
the fish was soon after named the
"Diamond Fish" resort, and a mag
nificent Park was soon established
Odd Bits off
Modern Yonnnr AJax.
One of the curious capers of light
ning is a trick that was turned on a
farm west of Hartlngton the other
day. Black clouds approached which
gave indication of wind. A nine-year-old
boy was sent pellmell to the wind
mill to shut off the gear. While he
was at the task lightning struck the
mill tower, descended to the head of
the boy, gamboled down his back and
into the ground. It ripped open the
boy's clothes and split one of his shoes.
, Otherwise it did him no harm, aside
from giving him a fright and it gave
him a good excuse to beg for a new
suit of store clothes.
Stoat Ladles, Beware of Floods.
A good fat Tekamah lady watched
the waters rush by in the creek near
' her house - Three minutes later only
the efforts of a neighbor tightly cling
ing to her heels saved her from sliding
headforemost into the rapids. The
swift-swirling waters dizzied her. She
fell forward down the steep bank.
Throwing out her arms she saved her
self from flowing Into the water when
her face was but a few Inches from it
and bubbles were breaking under her
nose. She had too much weight. It
was impossible to move without fall
ing into the torrent, and there she lay
until help arrived. A person on the
opposite bank saw her and signalled
to others, who effected the rescue.
AVieM for Them.
Matrimony is the nightmare of a
club of Falls City young men. They
have organized for bachelorhood the
lemalnder of their days and the young
ladles look upon the movement with
considerable dismay and more disgust.
Naturally rules and bylaws have been
adopted and each member is pledged
to heed them. It Is realized that dan
gers and temptations to wed are likely
to cross the various courses of the
members, where merely oral determi
nation might fall them. Penalties of
an extreme nature have not yet been
agreed upon and probably will not un
less symptoms of a breakdown appear.
At present the first violator of the
faith must climb a slender fifty foot
Iron flag pole In the public square.
What will be done to him while he Is
up there no written word gives hint.
A few ominous blanks betoken that he
will not be able to get down without
punishment "and the public Is left to
infer what sort of bombardment may
Klretriv Lighted Farm Houses.
Farmers in Nebraska are prosperous
enough these days but It is rare to
find them using electric lights. Be
tween Verdlgree, Wlnnetoon and
Crelghton this Index of civilization Is
common. A sagacious miller put In
the plan at Verdlgree. -His mill is run
in the day time by th? river while at
night the power is diverted to the
plant. So eager has been the demand
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A. G. GREENLEE.
A. G. Greenlee was born and reared on a farm In Greene county,
Pennsylvania. He taught country ochool three years and graduated
from the state normal school at Edinboro, Pennsylvania, in 1S78. He
afterwards taught in graded schools for two years, then he attended the
University of Wooster at Wooster, Ohio, when he graduated at the head
of his class, in 1SS5. He also became a teacher In the university for a
year when he took up the study of law. He came to Lincoln in 1886 and
entered the law offices of Marquette, Deweese & Hall, being admitted
to the bar in 1887. He continued with this firm until May, 1893, when,
after practicing alone for three years, he formed a partnership with
Congressman E. J. Burkett with offices at 1026 O street. The firm is now
one of the most widely known and successful law firms of the city.
Mr. Greenlee is known as a close student of the law involved in
cases in which he Is interested, and is recognized as having a clear and
logical grasp of legal questions.
Mr. Greenlee Is also one of the strong promoters of education In the
city. He has served two full terms as member of the board of education
and has distinguished himself as being a "school man" in the right
He Is likewise much interested in other things which make for the
welfare of the community. He has been a member of the executive
committee of the Nebraska Art association, and its treasurer since it
Mr. Greenlee married Miss Carrie Duncombe, of Erie, Pennsylvania,
in 1880, and they have a pleasant home at 835 North Twenty-eighth
street in this city.
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Above is a likeness of the home of the New York Tllden Democratic
club of New York, the organization which has sprung into existence
to advance the democratic cause on the lines laid down by the great
democratic leader, whose name It bears. The organization has been
made nationally famous by the alliance of Grover Cleveland and David
B. Hill, which recently took place under its auspices.
for 'light that the line has been ex
tended to the two towns mentioned
and many of the farmers In between
have tapped the wires. The demand is
still growing and It will soon be nec
essary to raise the dam for greater
An Ancieat Heirloom.
An inkstand 161 years old is the
possession of Mrs. W. K. Richardson
of Verdon. This relic of past ages is
not seen by many. It Is of hewn gran
ite and has been handed down from
generation to generation since its cre
ation In Scotland in the year 1741, the
date carved on one sldf. While the
stand shows some marks of its great
age it Is still a solid, useful piece of
stone, choicely kept.
Saved by a Cat.
A cat to the rescue! It saved a
small boy from a merciless chewing by
a vicious dog and thereby achieved a
little coveted revenge for previous per
secutions. Plattsmouth was the car
nage ground. The seven-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Lemper went
to the home of a neighbor on an er
rand. Nobody was present but the big
dog which hastily began to make a
meal of the boy. He commenced at the
ankles and had succeeded in making
some ugly rents in the boy's clothing
to the tune of ominous snarls, when
the cat saw the unequal proceedings.
Instantly with a rush and spring she
soared into the shaggy coat of the ca
nine. The claws she had ben sharp
ening for the brute sank deeply and
the dignity of snarls was turned to
the humiliation of yelps and a hasty
retreat. A gratified small boy made a
ItUked Life to Save Ilia Calve.
For the sake of a couple of calves A.
F. Brown, a farmer living near He
bron, perched In the limbs of a half
submerged tree several hours during
recent floods. By the Industry and
boatmanshlp of some of his friends
who finally discovered him. He was
enabled to say that the previous re
ports of his death were consider
ably exaggerated. He went out
into the pasture to rescue a brace
of calves, which were bellowinir
plaintively at the approach of the
water. It was already high and he
had ta navigate on an Improvised skiff.
Plum bushes entangled and capsized
It. He climbed Into their swaying
branches and managed to keep his
head out of water. When he wa3 dis
covered he was unable to communicate
with the friends because of the roar of
the waters was so strong. But he clung
and clung and after nearly twelve
hours of it he was saved. The calves
i n:,L ' i '.I' of Mtshtnltm.
A bolt of lightning plunked through
the ioof of he house of Robert Thom
son In Callaway a few days ago. pre
cipitating a bushel of plaster onto the
bed of the sleeping owner. It did an
other curious thing at the same time.
Dodging Into the bathroom it circu
lated around a pile or shotgun ammu
nition, blithely and harmlessly, only to
rip off the sole of one of a pair of
fine new shoes not a foot away. The
plaster was the only annoyance. It
was neither a short task nor a pleasant
one for Mr. Thomson to dig it out of
his eyes and hair.
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Milk suddenly went to a premium at
Falrbury the other day. The floods
came ju3t in time to maroon a big herd
of cows In one of the pastures. Two
days passed before they were again in
their proper folds. A few boys one eve
ning relieved the stringency in the milk
market by guiding half a dozen of the
cows across the most favorable ford,
which was half a mile In width and
of an average of four feet in depth.
The shortage while It lasted was loud
ly signalled by the shrill yelps of
Co m lint With Been.
The warmest occupation for a warm
day! It has been discovered by Bert
Bentley of Shelton. A big swarm of
warlike bees took his home for a hive.
They were satisfied it would nicely
hold all the honey they Intended to
gather during the remainder of the
season, and they would not be thwart
ed. Fighting on the part of the mem
bers of the household failed to keep
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