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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1902)
THE OMAHA DAILY BEEt SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1002.
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THE OLDEST INHABITANT
Th oldest luhabltant admire him! Tb last of his rc what
pity! KlDf of his kind mighty, majestic I
He has braved the mountain torrents. He has laughed at heaven's
deep rolling thunder. His eyes have given responsive fires to the
lightning's flash. The tornado has only combed out to fineness his
shaggy inane. In protection of his kind he has hurled splendid de
fiance at his cruel foeman man.
He la a type par excellence in the animal kingdom; type of oour
Me, power, nobility. For centuries he has dominated plain and
mountain, forest and canyon free, fearless.
- Before the Indian, the scout, the pioneer, the settler he was. He
bas witnessed all their advances, encroachment. Innovations, while
he fought for life, land, liberty. The territory was his, his sacred
heritage, and he battled for It as the primal, rightful and superb
But man Is unfeeling. selRsh, destructive, when nature, animate
or Inanimate, stands In the wsy of his enterprise and enrichment.
And so the animal ruler of the wide, wild western world was hunted,
driven back and brought to the verge of extermination.
It would challenge tho fine artistic talents of a Rosa Bonheur to
portray the qualities and nobilities of such a matchless specimen of
the beast creation, and then his melancholy yet defiant grandeur as
he witnessed the merciless extinction of bis race.
Man, however. Is conqueror, and time is the paramount considera
tion. Time is health and wealth, and to time everything succumbs.
The Buffalo, the primal "Lord of the Land," has bee driven back to
his animal fastnesses In obedience to the law of advancing civilization
and the Imperative demand of time, the speediest time. The railroad
meets the demand of time, and, specifically, the Union Paclfio meets
the demand of the speediest time;
Formerly the race across the great western portion of the conti
nent was by the horse and the caravan. But something better was to
come. Over twin lines of steel, climbing peaks, threading canyons,
covering vast plains, came the first engine of advancing civilization
with its human freightage in eager search of the one supreme goal
life and prosperity. But stih the best had not been attained.
How weary the caravan! How tedious the early railway passage
over the great western world. The culmination, however, was to
come has come.
And this widely coveted zenith, this supreme desideratum of man
and object of man's search. Is here. How so? By a Union Paclfio train
. reaching Salt Lake City In twelve hours, San Francisco sixteen, and
ON UNION PACIFIC LINE
Portland sixteen hours ahead of all competition. No exception to
this, mind you. Tou leave Omaha at 9:40 a. m. today, are thousands
of miles away. In Salt Lake City at 3:05 p. m. tomorrow, San Fran,
clsco 5:25 p. m., and Portland 4:30 p. m. the next day, Loa Angelas
the day after.
Extinction resurrection! If it means extinction to one of the
noblest types of the animal kingdom, it also means a resurrection to
man who was made lord of that kingdom; a resurrection Into a wider,
grander sphere of development, usefulness and higher civilization.
The law of compensation and of higher compensatlon-obtalns. The
merely animal gives way to the diviner human; and the diviner
human requires the two prime essentials of speedy tlmeand spacious
territory to realize its Ideals for the betterment of all.
Is a first class, modern hotel, with hand
some parlors, drawing rooms, bed cham
bers, boudoirs, libraries, smoking and
reading rooms, barber shops, bath rooms,
with hot and cold water, superbiy ap
pointed dining rooms, mirrors, cut glass,
fragrant flowers and electric candelabra.
Promenades, observation rooms, elec
tric lights, electric lamps, perfect heat, etc.
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The Famous Union Pacific Train
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Runs Every Day in the Year
From Chicago, Council Bluffs, Omaha
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Lv. Cheyenne. . .
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Ar. Salt Lake City
Ar. San Francisco
Ar. Los Angeles..
OFFICE, 1324 FAR NAM STREET.
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