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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1892)
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. ,4 xpccuififri iicsiii.ii i) ragged t in tup coming up tliowjilk.
1001(1(1 I ri'' WUK",)n"1 u tiH the dog on him, in necordnnce with
(JV the iiHiitil ftiHtom nf tluit hospitable region, when the
'iLT -if- TfTw8 towards (ho close of a bright summer's day that.
-W 2LlXll -l ho prodigal son arrived ,nt tins paternal mansion.-
He hud come b.v the quickest route, "Tun IIuiimno
tox." Thn Him was declining in t ho west the only thing
that does decline west of Chicago, except base ball and
its slanting rays Ihrew.n golden tint upon the gray hairs
of the aged father, who sat on the front porch reading
the last " HuitMNfiTox Houtu"' advertisement.
The gale opened, and the old man peering over his
,t spectacles descried n ragged tramp routing up the walk.
trntiipeuuie up, removed a dilapidated hat rim which en
circled his brow, and cried. ' Father, don't you know
me?" "Know you," returned the ,d snail, after scru
tinizing him a moment over his spectacles," I would know
you if 1 saw your hide hanging in a tan yard; it's my
own lost, b-hoyl" Then the fond parent fell upon his
son's neck tind wept wept because it was so dirty; it
hadn't been washed since Christinas, but he took him in
all the same, gave him a bath and a new suit of clothes,
and then wnlkod him down to the H. M. depot to see to what perfection "Tin-:
Huhuxotox" had brought their passenger Irain hervice. 'Twne marvelous, and
the prodigal son straightway registered a solemn vow that his children and his
children's children for all lime to come should recognize -Tin: HmtuxoTOx" as
the one great railway wIioms equipment was always up to tlnto.
We don't know how this leg,Mi.I of tho prodigal son came down through the
ages so accurate and free from s isMh-s. but n !.,., intact and unincumbered,
ready to adorn a back cover or point moral. The moral of this story is, if you
would prosper in this world, travel oi,h by -Tin: I5nu.i.um Houtk."
Gen. Passenger Agent,
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A. C. ZIEMER,
City Passenger Agent,
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