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girls. If the general public knew all the
facts the court would not be hampered by
the lack of money. "A prophet is not with
out honor save in his own country," and
although Judge Frost's work is not recog
nized at home as it should be, abroad he is
recognized as one of the big factors in this
grand new work of saving the boys and girls
and making dependable citizens of them.
FACTS ABOUT NEBRASKA
"We certainly want no more receiverships
in Lincoln," remarks the platfrom adopted
by the business men's association. Certainly
not. But we venture the assertion that the
advocates of a "dry" policy will gladly put
up the record of Lincoln "dry" in that re
spect with the record of Lincoln during it's
It is planned to hold the "Lincoln Indus
trial Exposition" in May. In the meanwhile,
if the Commercial club's plans work out the
open space on the north side of the auditor
ium will be enclosed within a 16-foot brick
wall of ornamental design, which will permit
of roofing it with canvas. This will permit
a larger exhibit something that is needed.
An automobile show of worthy proportions
is practically impossible under present con
ditions, but by utilizing a "circus top"
erected on the vacant lot a real show can,
and will soon, be held. Some idea of the
size of the automobile industry in Lincoln
may be obtained from the kaowledge that
during 1910 Lincoln dealers sold upwards of
$2,000,000 worth of machines. That's some
business, thank you.
Emil Schmeid of Chicago, representing
"The Public," is securing subscriptions for
that publication in Lincoln. The busy man
who wants to keep abreast of the trend of
modern thought along economic lines should
by all means, be a reader of "The Public."
Louis F. Post, its editor, is one of the gen
eration's deepest thinkers, and he has the
happy faculty of making things clearer and
in fewer words than any other writer of his
day. "The Public" should have a thousand
or more readers in Lincoln the more the
better for Lincoln.
After a thorough search Will Maupin's
Weekly has failed to discover a single, sol
itary substantial business man of Lincoln
who is frightened half to death by this talk
about capital removal.
The American Savings bank is preparing
to move into new and handsome quarters in
a short time, as soon as the new rooms can
be prepared. The new location is not quite
so far south of O on Eleventh as the pres
ent quarters are north of O on the same
street. The American Savings bank has
made remarkable growth as a financial
agency during its ten years of existence. It
has never lost a dollar by reason of a poor
loan, and it has never yet foreclosed a mort
gage. It is a remarkable monument to the
integrity and wisdom of Lewis Gregory, and
his methods, which made it so successful
during the past ten years will be adhered to
When Senator Root charges political cor
ruption his words must be accepted as being
official in character. Root has, by his legal
ability, made possible more corruption in
business and political life than almost any
other man. He first attracted attention to'
himself by his defense of "Bqss" Tweed,
and he has been snuggling up pretty close
to the "interests" ever since.
The most successful farmer in the United
States lives in Pawnee county, Nebraska.
He is growing rich on twenty acres. Not
the best twenty acres in Nebraska, by any
means. In fact, he bought the twenty acres
cheap, because the man who sold them, him
self a farmer, thought they were practically
worthless. This man is making a living for
himself and family, six people all told, and
laying up from $1,500 to $2,000. a year. How?
by intensive, intelligent farming.
There are 16,000,000 acres of untilled land
in Nebraska, averaging higher in soil fertil
ity than the twenty acres upon which this
Pawnee county farmer is growing wealthy.
No do a little sum in long division.
If a family of six, by intelligent and well
directed effort can live and lay up money on
twenty acres, how many people can live and
lay up money on 16,000,000 acres?
FOUR MILLION, EIGHT HUNDRED
Nebraska has approximately 16,000,000
acres under cultivation, supporting a farm
ing population of approximately 600,000 peo
ple. Six hundred thousand other people live
in Nebraska cities and towns.
Now do another sum in arithmetic :
If six people can live and lay up money
on twenty acres, and six other people can at
the same time live in cities and towns, how
many people could Nebraska provide for?
NINETEEN MILLION, TWO HUN
DRED THOUSAND !
Not an exaggerated estimate, either, when
you look at the facts. Nebraska's area,
vastly more fertile than Japan's, is greater
than Japan's, and Japan supports a popula
tion of 35,000,000. Of course we demand a
higher standard of living than Japan, but
bear in mind that we are figuring on approx
imately an acre and two-thirds per capital,
and Japan has less than half that.
Of course we do not want Nebraska
crowded as Japan is crowded. But why not
have two million more people living com
fortably upon Nebraska farms and adding
yearly to the wealth and happiness of the
Talk about the acreage of corn lands hav
ing been exhausted ! There are millions of
acres of corn land in Nebraska that have
never yet been touched by the plow. And
there is not an acre of corn producing land
in Nebraska that could be made to produce
more and better corn by intelligent effort.
No other state produces a larger surplus
of foodstuffs per capita than Nebraska.
Nebraska offers more to the homeseeker
the honest, intelligent and industrious
homeseeker than any other state. The
trouble is that Nebraska has heretofore
failed to make the fact known. As a light
hidden under a bushel, so has been Nebras
ka's offer to the. homeseekers everywhere.
It is time to remedy all this.
WHAT THE OFFICE BOY SAYS
Some people put on so much front dat
w'en youse open deir front doors youse is
in deir back yards.
Dere's nuttin' funnier dan de man who
t'inks he is an' ain't.
I'm me brudder's keeper, all right, but dat
don't mean dat IV t' be forever be buttin'
in on me brudder's business.
De woman w'ot tries t' make folks t'ink
she's young by actin'. kittenish ain't foolin'
nobody but herself.
'Most every day a lot of us discovers dat
we could do a heap o' business on de capital
dat we have already wasted.
A lot o' people are gettih' widout' givin'
because a lot o' poor devils is givin' widout
De guy w'ot's up against starvation ain't
intrusted in de city beautiful stunt..
De boss owes de worker somethin' more
dan woiges, an' de worker owes de boss
somethin' more dan woik.
When I can't boost f'r me boss' business
I'll quit me job; an' when I can't boost f'r
me home town I'll hit de road f'r annuder.
De good books says de body is more dan
ra'munt, but some folks dress like dey don't
more'n half believe it.
About de only feller I don't envy some
thin' is de feller dat ain't got nuttin' but
W'en a guy begins talkin' about his salary
it means dat he is livin' too high f'r his
When General John A. Marmaduke was
sworn in as governor of Missouri his first
official act, performed within twenty min
utes after he took the oath, was to issue
a pardon to a man convicted of murder and
undergoing a life sentence. Behind that
pardon lies a story of heart interest. Shortly
after the war, in which Marmaduke took a
conspicuous part as a soldier of the confed
eracy, he and a war companion went west
and began prospecting for gold. While in
the mountains Marmaduke .was stricken'
with fever. Miles away from civilization!
indeed from humankind, Marmaduke's pal
nursed him for weary weeks and saved the
life of Missouri's future governor at the risk
of his own. When Marmaduke was able to
travel tne pair returned to Missouri and
separated. The two men lost sight of one
another for years, then Marmaduke was
startled to learn -that his old-time pal and
war companion had been adjudged guilty
of murder and sentenced to life imprison
ment. He tried to secure a pardon and
failed. "I'll be governor of Missouri yet,"
said Marmaduke, "and when I am I'll par
don Bill." After taking the oath and kissing
the Bible, Marmaduke walked into the ex
ecutive office and asked for a pardon blank.
When it was handed to him he filled in out,
inserted the name of his old friend, then
called a cab and directed that he be taken
to the penitentiary. "Where is Bill ?"
asked the new governor of the ' warden.
"Over there digging a well," said the war
den ; "I'll send for him." "No, I'll go to
him," said the governor. Marmaduke walked
to the designated spot and leaning over the",
opening called out: "Are you down there,
Bill?" "Yes; who is that up there?" ans
wered . the convict' well digger. "This is
John'-was the new governor's "reply - "Come
on up" and go to dinner with me."..' Bill
came to the top in a hurry, Marmaduke:
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