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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1891)
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A Twice Told Tale !
The Wise Man.
THE wise man sclectcth the "Burlington Route" and
therefore slarteth aright.
HE arrayeth himself in purpole and fine linen, for lo,. and
behold! he is snugly ensconed in "a "lower center" on the
famous vestibuled flyer where smoke and dust are never
HE provided himself with a book from the generous library
near at hand, adjustcth his traveling cap, and proceedelh
to pass a day of unalloyed pleasure and contentment.
AND it came to pass being hungry and athirst, he step-
peth into the dining car, and by the beard of the
prophtt, 'twas a feast fit for the gods. Venison, blue
points, Burgundy, frogs legs, canvas backs, Mums' ex
tra dry, English plum pudding, fruits, nuts, ices, French
coffee verily the wise man waxeth fat, and while he
lightcth a cigar he taketh time to declare that the meal
was "out of sight."
IT occurreth to the wise man that the country throug which
he journeyed was one of wondrous beauty, insomuch
that it was with deep regret he noted the nightly shad
ows fall. However, tcnlld JDy returned as he lieheld
the brilliantly lighted car, and the merry company it
contained. Verily, it afforded a view of Elysium.
THE wise man retircth to rest. Deliriously unconcerned,
he sleeps the sleep of the righteous and aw akes much
refreshed. His train is on time, his journey ended. He
rejoiccth ith exceeding great jov as he holds a return
bythc same route, the "Great Burlington."
The Foolish Man
THE foolish man buyclh a ticket of a scalper. In the
muniing, uciiuiti, nc save in 50 cents, aim 10, ai nigni
time he is out $9.27. He starlcth wiong.
WITH might and main he hurrieth to the depot, only to
find his train four hours late. The peanut ooy sizeth
him up and sclleth him a paper ol an uncertain date.
AS he joumeycth along he formcth a new acquaintance for
whom he cashelh a check.
FIVE minute for refreshments. While he rushcth to the
lunch counter some one stealcth his grip sack. He
changcth his cars lo these many times and it strikclh the
foolUh man that he "doesn't get through very fast," and
he bemoaneth his ill luck.
HE gcttcth a cinder in his eye and verily he sweareth and
cusselh full free. Hecxchangeth three pieces ol silver
for a bunk in a sleeper and .waketh just in time to catch
an infernal nigger sneaking off with his boo's; the por
ter's excuse availeth nothing, and the foolLh man
straightway pulteth his boots under his pillow that no
man may bicak in and uteal.
HIS train ninocil into a washout, a backaun Uikeih him
in to the tune of six shillings and the foolish man liftcth'
up his voice in great lamentation for, lo and behold, the
tavern is away but nail a block.
HE rcachcth home weary and hcartsorc; hi trunk cometh
the next day minus the cover and one handle. He rc
solvclh hereafter to travel only by the Great Burlington.
Moral: Travel by the Burlington Route.
General Passenger and Ticket Agent,
Students and Their Friends should sec to it that their tables- are supplied with
GULICK'S BREAD, PIES,
CAKES, ROL.1,8, OKOCERIEJft
Everything from this establishment is first-class and we advise all ofpur f Js to go there for their sup
plies. 912 P STREET. TELEPHONE ujo.
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Eclipses them AH. Fine Line.of Imported and Domestic Cigars Always ipJStock. Wjih Six Bath Rooms
We Are Better Prepared to Accomodate the Public than Ever Before. :vBuri Bl'k, 12 antl-Q ,-
A. G. ZIEMER,
City Passenger and Ticket Agent
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