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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1901)
CFlrst Pub. Aug. 21.-3 J
Notice of Foul Report.
Estate No. 1425 of Nathan S. Harwood. de
ceased, in County Court of Lancaster County,
The state of Nebraska to all persons inter.
rsted In said estate, take notice that F. L.
Harris, administrator, has filed a final account
and report of his administration which has
been set for hearing before Mid court on Sep
tember 10, 1901, at ten o'clock A. MT. when you
may appear and contest the same. Dated Au
gust 23, 1901.
seal Frank R. Waters.
By Walter A. Leese. Clerk.
First Pub. Aug. 24-3.
Notice of Final Report.
Estate No. 131 of Jpffprann H. Fnrwnrthr.
deceased, in county court of Lancaster county.
The State of Xehraslra trt nil nprsons inferest-
d in said estate, take notice that the adminis
trator has filed a final account and report of
bis administration, and a petition for final set
tlement and discharge as such, which has been
Set for hfiarinir hpfnw caM ivkiirt nn till 18th
day of September. 1901, at ten A. M., when you
"j appear ana contest tnesame. uatea Au
gust 23. 1901.
"V I Seal.) FRAN K R. WATERS. County Judge.
J alteb a. Leese, Clerk.
Photographs of Babies
Photographs of Groups
129 South Eleventh Street.
Hr You women have euch a ridicu
'oue habit of yelling "Oh!" on every
Sb And you men have euch a ridic-ulou-
habit of saying "I" on every occa
sion. -Indianapolis Press.
WHERE THE BIG AND THE LIT
TLE GOOSE MEET.
Br FLORA BULLOCK.
For The Courier
Nearly two hundred dreary miles sep
arate Black Hills from Big Horn; up
grade miles through a monotonous pan
orama of humps and bumps and strange
uprisings of the grey land.
Here and there are small green fields,
and even trees, where some of the sons
and daughters of courage have set up
I their low log and mud shacks, and find
ing Bomewhere a little of the blessed
water, more potent than any ever sanc
tified by priest or pope, have brought
it by some devious way to their claim.
Dry creek beds, still nurturing soft green
grpss and low bushes, draws ana swaies,
the storm sewers of the land, empty
1 irrigation ditches, these aro the princi
pal diversions in this sage brush land.
j And yet nearly every time the train
swung in sight of a wagon road we saw
a "prairie schooner," and in every deso-
j late, equat little log house town were new
settler", and more pretentious houses and
The reason for this show of prosperity
and evident belief in the future is to be
seen in the bunches of cattle that herd
on the hills, and those gray moving sage
brush in the distance, on nearer ap
proach seem to be sheep. So when you
think of this as an unfruitful land, be
pleased to reflect that there is nothing
down in Nebraska for which the ranch
man and sheep herder would trade
those ugly.scrawny, desolate hills, where
the grass never grows high enough to
wave, but where every short, dry spear
of it contains the stuff that fattens.
You will almost come to believe in the
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H. O. Hanna.
ultimate redemption of the Sahara and
the great American Desert.
There is really no town worth looking
at between Grand Island and the citr of
the Inn, the Fort, the mines and the
Nature, niggardjy enough elsewhere,
was prodigal of her greatest treasure in
the beautiful valley where Sheridan lies.
Two large streams come from away in
the heart of the mountains and wind
each through a long valley before they
Join, sapped of much of their beauty and
power, close to the mill in the town.
Why they are called Big Goose and
Little Goose I did not learn, but think
perhaps the Indiana named them so. If
it was their work, then be assured there
was a reason, sometime; for our primitive
friends were masters of logic.
Sheridan, therefore, seems to be a town
with a future. Its past does not go back
very far. It has been only about a
dozen years since the railroad fought its
way through the humpy sage brush
land, and the country waa almost all
mere possibilities then. Now, btck of
its still greater possibilities are fixed
facts of great commercial value. There
are several broad valleys, arrayed even
now in an April greenness, loaded with
wealth for the market; excellent cattle
range above irrigation line all round;
the coal mines four miles north; for a
radius of many miles there are small in
land towns, consisting perhaps of a
post office, two saloons, a feed store and
a blacksmith shop which are contribut
ing to the growth of the town on the
railroad. I was told that next to Dead
wood, Sheridan brought the largest
freight receipts of any town west of Lin
coln, the collections in one week being
over 252,000. A new round house, large
shops and yards just in process of con
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struction, attest the prosperity of the
road at that point. The business part of,
the city contains many atone buildings,
and everywhere the sound of the ham
mer is heard. Houses to rent there are
none, and the price charged for a room
would stagger a university student.
New buildings of pressed brick are go
ing up out at the fort, three miles to the
northwest, new shafts are sunk at the
mine, new miners' cottages have been
built, in fact there is a very distressing
newness about everything. 1 started
out to hunt up a friend; I was obliged
to inquire at several places and was gen
e rally told, "I don't know very many
people here as I'm just new to the place."
I finally asked for some old inhabitant
and found the house I sought. Street
numbers and mail carriers, electric cars
and automobiles, are not far away in the
future of Sheridan.
But it is hot. The thermometer sails
upward and the south wind sighs just as
in Nebraska. In fact the climate, I
am told, is not bo pleasant as that of the
Black Hills. The snow on the moun
tains does not seem to help out much to
the imagination, Lut for that matter,
even the snow gave up the ghost this
Yet up on the mountains nine thou
sand feet there is comfort and a chance
that you may wake up some morning
and rind snow on the ground. Camping
parties go all summer long- to favorite
spots in the canons and near the moun
tain lakes, but still there is plenty of
room, plenty of water and trout. Occa
sionally you may see a bear, I am told, a
fact I'm willing to get at second hand.
At one camping place a young man la
mented that after he had been waiting
for a bear for seven years the brown
creature came to his tent one day when
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