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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1892)
fP (-L Tf T was towanls t,,c cloH
5VV IcllltC Jl t,,e I''1 n tirri
Ho had come by tin; ci
. . - spectacles
oho of n bright summer's clay thnt
vel at the paternal mansion.
quickest route, "Tun Huiilixg-
tox." The sun war declining iu the west the only thing
that docs decline west of Chicago, except base ball aud
its slanting rays threw a golden tint upon the gray hairs
of the aged father, who sat on the front porch reading
the last HunuxcTox Route ' advertisement.
The gate opcmjl, and the old man peering over his
spectacles descried u ragged tramp coining up the walk.
bout to set the dog on him, in accordance with
custom of that hospitable region, when the
tramp came up, removed a dilapidated hat rim which en
circled his brow, aud cried, " Father, don't you know
me?" "Know you," returned the old man, after scru
tinizing him a inomentover his spectacles," I would know
you if I saw your hide hanging in a. tan yard; it's my
' ojvn loH i b-hoy ! " Theu the fond parent fell upon his
ig son's nock and wept wept because it was-so dirty; it
" " " hadn't'been washed si uco1 Christmas, but hetook him ia
all the same, gave him u bath and a new suit of clothes,
and then walked him down to the 11. &. M. depot to see to what perfection "The
BoRLixnTOX" had brought their passenger train service. 'Twas marvelous, and
the prodigal son straightway registered a solemn vow that his children and his
children's children for all time to come should recognize "Tin: Buulixctox" as
the one great railway whose equipment was alwaj's vp to dale.
Wo don't know how this legend of the prodigal son canio down through the
ages so accurate and free from s:du issues, but it's here, intact and unincumbered,
ready to adorn a back cover or point a moral. The moral of this story is, if you
would prosper in this world, travel only by "Tjik Buulixctox Routk."
Gen. Passenger Agent,
A. C. ZIEMER,
City Passenger Agent,
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