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WILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
, ; THE WAGEWORKER
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor
Published Weekly at Lincoln, Nebraska, by The
Wageworker Published Company.
Application made for entry as second class matter at the post
office at Lincoln, Nebraska.
SHORT ARM JOLTS
vThe "men higher up" seem to be realiz
ing that they .bit off more; than they., care
to chew when they proceeded to railroad the
editor of the Appeal to Reason to the federal
The farmer who is fooled into paying a
tax on all he buys by the fear of being forced
to sell his wheat in competition with the
"pauper wheat" of Canada in case of Cana
dian reciprocity such a farmer deserved to
be gold-bricked from now till Sheol freezes
-. We greatly fear that the dilatory southern
spirit will have to admit defeat at the hands
'of.those hustling westerners.
No one is surprised that a Nebraska man
won the prize for the best barley at the na
itnoal corn exposition. We'll , be surprised
if Nebraskans do not bring home rizes on
a Jot of other grains.
Uncle Sam has just lost $1,200 by reason
of a volcanic eruption. Such a calamity in
Luzon " killed 600 natives. Remember that
we paid $2 a head for the "yellow bellies?"
Of course Reodore Thosevelt is in sym
pathy with the new progressive movement
in the republican party. He is always inter
ested in any new political toy that comes
put. The trouble with him is that tires so
easily and so quickly.
One reason why Nebraska has not at
tracted more favorable attention from home
seekers and investors is that she has. been
shedding too much noise and too little light.
Those of us with long memories can re
call a certain convention in Omaha where
W. J. Bryan's picture was turned to the wall,
so to sepak. And we can also recall that
the delegates who did the turning after
wards came rihgt up and ate out of Bryan's
hand. We mention this merely for the edi
fication of certain democrats who are now
climbing a chair preparatory to another ipc-ture-turning
Intesive cultivation, not extensive cultiva
tion, is what Nebraska mo.st needs this year.
That Louisiana man who was driven to
suicide by carbuncles should have followed
Job's example and written a long series
of wailings. A lot of us, however; prefer
the Louisiana man's method to reading the
lugubrious wails of Job.
' Somewhere between .the. mine's mouth,
and the voalbin of the ultimate consumer an -average
of $5.25 makes escape. And the ul
timate consumer is beginning to insist that
he be :' made acquainted with the manner
of. its going and its whereabouts.
'S.A Missouri legislator has introduced a bill
requiring 'matrimonially inclined people to -
stand a physical examination before being
allowed to marry. The time is hand when
this country ought to pay at least as much
attention to breeding children as it does to
breeding hogs and cattle and horses.
If we export wheat the tariff on it does not
help us, , because it must be sold in open
market in competition with other wheat.
If we import wheat the tariff is a tax. What's
the. answer, Mr. Nebraska Farmer?
: We defy - any habitable country to beat
the brand of winter . weather that Nebraska
has enjoyed' so "far this season. Stand up for
Katouc of Richardson is unkind when he
calls the attention of the people of south
western Nebraska that they elected only
one democrat to the house when the demo
cratic platform pledged an agricultural
school somewhere in that section. The vote
indicates that the people out there do not
want such a school "in their midst."
The dickey bird says that Senator Brown
is going to have more than one republican
contestant for his toga.
Of course it is unfair to ask West Lincoln
to be responsible for all the chronic soaks
that Lincoln supplies.
Every time you write to a friend in the
east seize the occasion to tell him that Ne
braska raises more corn, wheat, oats, rye,
alfalfa and hay to the acre than any other
state in the union. Be a booster for Nebraska.
Nebraska is the fourth largest corn pro
ducing state; the fourth largest wheat pro
ducing state. Nebraska is one of five states
that raises more foodstuffs than she can
consume. Less than one-third of the tillable
area of Nebraska has ever been plowed.
There are 16,000,000 acres of fertile land that .
it awaiting the husbandman. Let the world
know about Nebraska !
Land Commissioner Cowles has a scheme
to sell the state school lands. The proposi
tion is of sufficient importance to command
the most careful consideration.
Men who hold land and refuse to culti
vate it or allow it to be cultivated, should
be made to cultivate it or allow it to be
cultivated by others. And the way to get
action on them is to make them pay as much
tax on it as the man pays who is cultivating
his land and adding constantly to the value
of the holdings of the land speculator.
The democratic congressional outfit is al
ready showing indications of getting ready
to play horse on the tariff revision question.
The silence of one Tom Dennison is more
than vociferous these stirring days of legis
Let us all hope that Daniel Wolfert Cook's
solitary vote for United States senator will
result in getting his name into the next volume-
of "Who's Who in America."
' Meanwhile . the trans-continental railroads
are not making the grave mistake of rejoic
ing' prematurely over the advantage gained
by San Francisco.
Chester H. Aldrich also has a legislature
on his hands; ;
The Servant Problem
To the Editor of the Daily Star: Re
cently I noticed an article written by a club
woman. Thus housewives need a union,
protection, so to speak, from being, I should
judge, imposed on by foreigners on whom
they have to rely. Now if some of these
high bred, sensible women would teach their
daughters to do the household work, cook,
ect., they would have to stand no imposi
tion from the foreign element. If a man's
stomach is ruined by bad cooking, it gen
erally ends in a divorce, or worse.: Now, I
have, raised five girls, who are all poor .men's
wives, but they never considered it a dis-;
grace to be obliged to work, but. the-, dis
grace lays chiefly in not knowing how. The
good Lord has given women to be a help
meet to man, and how much help does she
prove to be if she is incompetent and has to
hire a substitute. When women as a rule
enter into competition with the trades and
professions of men we cannot expect them
to be model housekeepers and home makers.
A 1 j 1 rj i 1 ,
nsK me cjud woman oi toaay wnat is nome
without a mother, and what will be her
answer? " W. F. TRILOFF,
1121 Q Street, City.
Worth Many Dollars
"The one article in the January 27 num
ber of how two boys made their forty-acre
appie orcnara Pay maae ine sxock tnerein
that was below par grow to be worth more
than a dollar, and cleared for themselves
$8,000 in a year, if read by all Nebraskans
would be worth many dollars to the state."
Thus writes Hon. William H. Thompson
of Grand Island in sending in his subscript
tion to Will Maupin's Weekly! - This jour
nal expects to publish in every issue articles
about Nebraska that will be worth many
dollars to the people of the state. That is
the mission of Will Maupin's Weekly,
Is It Possible?
After climbing into the Progressive Re
publican league band wagon, Senator Norris
Brown hopped down long enough to assure
President Taft that he was for him. Then
the senator hopped back. Are we to have
a "Nimble Norris" or a "Bobbing Brown"
for our senior senator?
A JOURNAL OF
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