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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1891)
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A Twice Told Tale !
The Wise Man.
TIF1- wise man scleetr-lh the Uurllngton Route" and
therefore starlcth aright.
IIE arrayclh himself in mirpolc and fine linen, for lo, ami
behold! he is snugly ensconed in a "lower center" on the
famous veMibnlcd flyer where smoke and dust are never
III? provided himself with a hook from the generous library
near at hand, adjusteth his traveling cap, and procccdclh
to pass a day of unalloyed pleasure and contentment.
AXI it came to pass being hungrv and athirst, he step
peth into the dining car, anil by the beard of the
prophet, 'twas a feast fit for the god1;. Venison, blue
points, lSurgundy, frog' legs, canvas backs, Mum' ev
tra dry, English plum pudding, fruits, nuts, ices, I'rcnch
cofice crily the wise man wa.cth fat, and while he
lightcth a cigar he taketh time to declare that the meal
was "out of sight."
IT occurrcth lo the w isc man that the country throug which
he journeyed was one of woudious beaut), insomuch
that it was with deep regret he noted the nightly shad
ows fall. However, tenfold jay returned as he beheld
the brilliantly lighted enr, and the merry mmp'ttj it
contained. Verily, l afforded a view of Klysium.
Til K wise man" reliieth to rot. Deliciously unconcerned,
he sleeps the sleep ot the righteous ami awake much
refreshed. Hi traiii is on time, his journey ended. He
rejoicelh with exceeding gicat joy as he holds .t retnin
by the same mute, the "Great llurlington."
The Foolish Man.
Till, foolish man buyeth a ticket of a scalper. In the
morning, behold, he saxelh 50 cent:, and lo, at night
lime he is out $9.27. lie staitcth wioug.
WITH might and main he burnetii to the depot, Only to
find hU train four bouts late. The peanut noy sircth
him up and selleth him a paper ol an uncertain date.
AS he juurncjelh along he formcth a new acquaintance for
whom he casheth a check.
FIVK minutes for refreshments. While he rushcth to the
lunch counter some one .stealcth his grip sack. lie
changcth his cars lo these many times and it strikcth the
foolish man that he "doesn't get through very fast," anil
he bemoaueth his ill luck.
III? gcttetb a cinder in his eye and verily he sweareth and
cusselh full free. lie cxchaugclh three pieces ol silver
for .t bunk in a sleeper and awakcth just in time to catch
an infernal nigger sneaking off with his boots; the por
ter's excuse availeth nothing, and the foolish man
straightway puttcth his. boots under his pillow that no
man may break in and steal.
IKBS train tunucth into a washout, a hackinan taketh him
in to the tune of six- shillings and the foolish man liftcth
up bis voice in great lamentation for, lo and' behold, the
tavern is away but half a block.
HE? rcachc.h home weary and heartsore; his trunk comcth
the next day minus the cover and one hairOlc. l,Ierc
suhc'.h hereafter to travel only by the Great llurlingtbnV
Moral:- Travel by the Burlington Route.
General Passenger and -Ticket Agent,
A. G. ZIEftER,
Gn Passenger and Ticket Agent,
Siudants and Their Friends should sec to it that their tables arc supplied xojth -,. v
The Celebrated .
GU LICK'S BREAD, PIES,
CAKES, ROLLS, ftltOChKIHS. J
Everything from this establishment is first-class and we advise all of our friends to go there for their sup
plies. 912 P STREET. TELEPHONE 198.
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Eclipses them All. Fine Line of Imported and Domestic Cigars Always in Stock. With Six Bath .Ro'oms
We Are Belter Prepared to Accomodate the Public than Ever Before. Burr Bl'k, i and OSts.
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