A Letter from the Emigrants (Fred Shell)

From the August 21, 1903 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

A Letter From the Emigrants.

James Parrish received a letter Tuesday from Fred Shell, one of the crowd, who left here several days ago, in a covered wagon, enroute for Broken Bow, Nebr., and other points in that state, intending to be gone until Punkin Show.

Fred says they are all fat and saucy in spite of the rainy weather they have encountered. He writes from Lincoln, Nebr., and says they are making pretty good time considering the amount of fun they are enjoying. They are planning to reach Broken Bow Sunday.