Sheridan

I. An Unorganized N. W. County Of Kansas

An Unorganized N. W. County Of Kansas; area, 900 sq. m. It is drained by Prairie Dog creek, the North and South forks of Solomon river, and the Saline river. It consists of undulating and fertile prairies, and is well adapted to grazing.

II. A N. Central County Of Dakota

A N. Central County Of Dakota, recently formed and not included in the census of 1870; area, about 1,750 sq. m. It contains several small lakes, and the N. part is watered by one of the head streams of the Cheyenne and by an affluent of Mouse river. The W. part is occupied by the Plateau du Coteau du Missouri.

Sherry

See Spain, Wines of.

Shew Bread

Shew Bread (Heb. le'hem happanim), the name of 12 unleavened loaves placed upon a table in the outer department of the Jewish sanctuary. Though the number 12 represented the 12 tribes, it was not diminished after the secession of 10 of the tribes from the Mosaic worship, probably because the covenant with the whole people was regarded as eternally binding. The loaves were placed in two piles, one above another, and were changed every sabbath day by the priests. The removed bread became the property of the priests, who alone had a right to eat of it, and only in the holy place. But in cases of emergency they incurred no blame by giving it to persons who were in a state of ceremonial purity, as in the instance of David and his men (1 Sam. xxi.).

Shiawassee

Shiawassee, a central county of Michigan, intersected by Shiawassee river, a head stream of the Saginaw; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1875, 21,773. The surface is undulating and the soil fertile; timber is abundant, and bituminous coal is found. It is traversed by the Detroit and Milwaukee railroad, and the Jackson, Lansing, and Saginaw division of the Michigan Central. The chief productions in 1870 were 484,587 bushels of wheat, 262,861 of Indian corn, 202,510 of oats, 17,341 of barley, 240,162 of potatoes, 32,464 tons of hay, 192,-612 lbs. of wool, 491,606 of butter, and 32,999 of maple sugar. There were 4,718 horses, 5,864 milch cows, 1,480 working oxen, 6,142 other cattle, 45,536 sheep, and 8,399 swine; 4 manufactories of furniture, 7 of iron castings, 2 tanneries, 10 saw mills, 6 flour mills, and 1 woollen mill. Capital, Corunna.

Shiites

See Shiahs.

Shikarpoor

Shikarpoor, a town of British India, in the province of Sinde, 15 m. W. of Sukkur on the Indus, on the route by the Bolan pass between Hindostan and Afghanistan; pop. about 30,-000, one third Mohammedans. It stands on a low plain abounding with fruit trees, and inundated by the river at certain seasons. The place is of considerable commercial importance, and fine cotton goods are manufactured.

Shiner

See Dace.

Shinking, Or Liaotung

Shinking, Or Liaotung, a province of southern Mantchooria, sometimes included in China proper, bounded N. W. and W. by Mongolia, from which it is separated by a palisade barrier, E. by Corea, S. by the bay of Corea and the gulf of Liaotung, and S. W. by the great wall; pop. according to the census of 1812, 2,167,286. It is mountainous and traversed by the Liau-ho, Shin-orn, and other rivers. The products include timber, iron, coal, horses, cattle, sheep, various cereals, silk, ginseng, and rhubarb, the last two a government monopoly. The chief town is Mukden or Shin-yang. (See Mantchooria).