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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1897)
THE AMERICAN GOLD FIN6H.
When out for a drive or when taking
a it i oil in the country or inthetubuibs,
bare you ever met with a email bright
yellow bird with a little black cap and
long paintoJ black wings interlaced with
white. Perched on the dry head of a
will sunflower, picking out the seeds,
chirping chctrily hia little notes of
"axe t.' "sweet," siunding very ui-ich
liko tho call of a tame canary. Tnis lit
tle bird is well kmwn t all of ub as tho
wil J canary, properly named he ia 1 h j
American gold tlich. He ii not a n.i
gratory bird in Nebras-ka but uiby be
found here all the jear round. In
winter when .lack Frost has spread hia
mantle of snow and ice over everything,
and the bleak eld northwest winds
whistle over the plains and through the
bare l.mbs of the tro.e, wo rind him
dressed in his thick ccat of fine soft
feathers or dark dull oive yellow color
appearing quit uiffeiont from what he
does at this time of ths year when the
eun is bright and hot and Mother
Nature Las a groat broad smile for every
one of her large fmily of feathered
children. Now we find him dressed in
his most beautiful olora of bright
lemon yellow trimmed with black, his
little dark brown eyts sparkling with
merry good naturo. These littla Ameri
cans are very sociable and fond of each
others society and if one of them hap
pens to be alone, perched in a tree when
a tio:k of them are flying over he utters
his littla call and down they come chirp
ing and chattering away just as if they
were relating to each other their travels
and experiences in other places. The
Wight of the gold finch reminds one of the
long roll and swell of the waves of tha
eea. At each moticn of the wings they
rise and dip again continually uttering
in their flight the twitter of "tip, tip,
tif p!e e-a." Thes3 little birds are
sweet songsters and I never tire of
listening to their soft me.low noteF.
Their pretty little home is usually found
in a small tree, such as the wild plum
or willow. The nest is composed of Boft
material, bits or fine moss and grasses,
the eggJ are from four to b'ix in number
white very lightly tinged with blue and
dotted at the largo eid with reddish
brown pota. When disturbed the
female leaves the nest flying to a limb
where she remains while her mate
endeavors to lead the intruder away.
This he does by flying away in front of
him, lighting, and agaia flying when too,
nearly approached, by these ttctics
grabually leading him away from his
home and when the danger is past they
return home again. During the Bum
mer their food consists of tmall seeds.
They are fond of the lettuce seed and
in some parts of the country are called
the lettuce bird. In the fall and winter
they feed on wild sunflower seeds and
dry elderberries and they are very fond
of the Canada thistle seeds and as they
dig down in the dry head for the seed
they scatter the thistle right and left
which makes a pretty sight as it floats off
in the breeze. On account of their fond,
nesa for these seeds, and as the thistle
seed k only ripe when the gold finch has
assumed hia more somber hues he is
often' called by persons not well
acquainted with him, the thistle bird.
These little fellows are only five inches
long. The female never assumes the
bright colors of her pretty mate but
closely resembles him during the winter.
The young are colored like the mother
bird a dusky olive yellow.
Tfccae bksKMBS sweet, will wither in an
Jfot so my reverence that will ever
To tremble when I touch her hands,
with awe that no nun understands;
To feel soft reverence arise,
when, lover-sweet, I meet her eyes;
To see her beauty grow and shine
When most I feel this awe divine;
Vhate'er befall me, this is mine;
And where about the room she moves,
My Spirit follows her, and loves.
G. E VOODDERRY IN CENTURY.
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June 29 to July 2, account National
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al trains. Through tourist and palace
tleererp. Stop-over allowed ut and
west o Denver. Return via Portlat d,
Yellox-fetone Park and B'nc'i Hills if do
Endeavorers and tli9ir friends who
take the Burlington Route are gjarnn
ted a quick, cool, cnmfoiUblc journey,
fini scenery (by da light) and first class
Berths refervoJ and descriptive litera
ture furnished on request at B. & M.
depot or city office, corner Tenth and O
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C. P. & T. A.
There is always a new way to advertise
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t has been advertised before.
(First publication June 19.)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the county court of Lancaster coun
ty, Nebraska. In the matter of the es
tate of MoshierT. Green, deceased. To
the creditors of eaid estate:
You are hereby notified that I will Fit
at the county court room in Lincoln, in
Faid county, on the 15th day of October,
1897, an1 again on the 15th day of Jan
uary, 189S,to receive and examine all
claims against faid estate, with a view to
their adjustment and allowance. The
time limited for tho presentation of
cldims against said estate is six months
from the 13th day of July, A. D. 18D7.
and the time limited for the piyment of
nebtB is one year from the llith day of
July. A. D. 1897.
Nofca of this proceeding io ordered
published four weeks successively in
h he Courier, a weekly newspaper pub
lished in this state.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
county court this 2nd day of June. 1897.
seal S. T. COCHRAN,
By D.L.LOVU5, Clerk.
(First Publication June 2G )
NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF
UNION FUEL COMPANY.
To Whom It May Concern
Notice is hereby given that oa the 18th
day of June, 1897, the Union Fuel Com
pany adopted and filed articles of incor
poration which provide:
1. The name of said corporation shall
be the Union Fuel Company.
2. That the principal place of trans
acting its business shall be in the city
of Lincoln, in Lancaster county, State
3. That the general nature of the busi
ness to be transacted shall be that of
buying and selling at wholesale and at
retail, hard and soft coals, coke, wood,
kindling and the like.
4. That the amount of capital stock
authorized shall be fa.COO, all of which
shall be fully paid up before the com
mencement of business by said corpora
tion. 5. That said corporation shall com
mence to do business on the first day of
Ju:e, 1897. and continue for a period of
twenty-five years unless dissolved by law
or by a majority vote of all stockholders.
G. That the highest amount of indebt
edness or liability of which the corpora
tion shall at any one time shall subject
itself shall not exceed two-thirds of the
paid in capital stock.
7. That the affairs of said corporation
shall be managed by a board of direc
tors not less than three in number and
from whose cumber a president and
secretary and treasurer shall be chosen.
Lincoln, Neb., June 17,1897.
UNION FUEL COMPANY.
Lewis W. Marshall, its president
Secretary and Treasurer.
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121 so 13th b
ROY'S bruo stor:
Corner Tenth and P Streets.
The Largest Drug Store
The Smallest Prices.
In addition to drugs and prescription work we carry a large line or stationery,
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GENERAL BICYQLE REPATRF.R8 '
In a branches. -
Rpairiag done Neat and CompIeU as from ths Factories at hard tfsM
All kinds of Bicycle Sundries. 320 S. 1ITHST,
Machinist and General Repair Work. LINCOLN-
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ms street and 14? so 12tlj st
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