Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912, March 31, 1911, Image 4

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    terprise to start off with would be the erec
tion of a modern, up-to-date hotel building.
Now what about the "Black Handers"
who threaten with business rum and eter
nal damnation all those who refuse to kow
tow to their peculiar and particular beliefs
on certain moral questions?
Our socialist friends in Lincoln did not
poll enough votes to be given mention in
the tabulated statements, but their comrades
in Wichita gave the old party candidates
a terriffic thumping. Lincoln's turn may be
Here's hoping that Governor Aldrich will
be broad enough to rise above the spirit of
fanaticism and burn-at-the- stake, and affix
his signature to the bill providing for local
initiative and referendum on the Sunday
baseball question.
tions are that its meetings will be held in
the front parlor. Also that the kitchen
group cooked the goose of quit'e a few
would-be dictators.
Diaz is now making overtures for peace.
This means that the Mexican "rebels" are
about to become patriots. A "rebel" is one
who revolts and fails ; a "patriot" is one who
revolts and wins. If those Mexican insur
rcctos listen to any Diaz promises now they
deserve all they will have handed to them
as soon as Diaz gets the chance.
Mr. Armtsrong's opponents derisively
called it "the kitchen cabinet." The indica-
Fair warning is hereby given that Will
Maupin's Weekly is not going to rend its
nether garments over this excise question.
It will not regard as saints all who advocate
the "dry" policy, or class as saloon bums
those who advocate license and regulation.
Will Maupin's Weekly is going to keep
svye'et, talk respectfully, advocate decency
and cheerfully abide by the result of the
election. Lincoln "wet" or Lincoln "dry,"
Will Maupin's Weekly is still for Lincoln
and for Nebraska.
WILL M. MAUP1N, Editor
Published Weekly at Lincoln, Nebraska, by The
Wageworker Published Company.
"Entered as second-class matter February 3, 191 1, at the post
office at Lincoln, Nebraska, under the Act of March 3, 1879."
The legislators are now working without
pay. An early adjournment is, of course,
in sight.
After courteously listening to the advise
of our editorial friends throughout the state,
Lincoln quietly decided to choose her own
course. .
The legislature has, of course, been guilty
of some sins of omission and some sins of
commission, but as a whole it has made
good record so far.
The fire that patrially destroyed the New
York state house wasn't near big enough
to purify the political atmosphere of that
graft-ridden structure.
A Missouri professor asserts that the
blonde is doomed to extinction. Dollars to
doughnuts his wife is a brunette and found'
a blonde hair on his coat one morning.
As a method of disfranchising legal voters
Mr. Flansburg's peculiar ruling had the
"grandfather clause" of Virginia and Okla
homa backed off the boards. But it didn't
serve the same purpose.
Richmond Pierson Hobr.on asserts that
the "hoof 'of the yellow man's horse," will
soon be heard in this land. Well, that
wouldn't be so very much worse than the
yawp of some yellow alarmists we have al
ready heard too much about.
A federal court having decided that a 2
cent fare is confiscatory, perhaps it will now
confer a favor upon us and submit the fig
by which the fact was proved to it.
Those Illinois legislators who were going
to prevent Senator Owen from speaking
showed a yellow streak when the square
jawed young Oklahoman arrived on the
scene. The Illinois legislature has so many
yellow streaks in it that it looks like a sun
flower patch in mid-summer.
Will Maupin's Weekly congratulates Lin
coln and Nebraska upon the fact that Hany
Dobbins, editor of the Lincoln Evening
News, is on the highway to complete recov
ery after an operation for appendicitis. Col.
Dobbins is too good a booster for the city
and state to lose. And now that he no
longer has a useless appendix to lug around
and worry over, we trust he will be better
able than ever to whoop it up for the best
state in the bunch.
Hastings is out with a new slogan : "Hast
ings, the heart of Nebraska." There is no
reason why Hastings should not develop
into a big and busy city, for it has the
territory about it, the railroad communica
tions and the opportunity. The indications
are tha,t it is also possessed of the enterprise
and determination to take advantage of all
these things. The Hastings Commercial
club is getting down to business and from
now on Hastings is going to be heard from.
Having the best interests, of that splendid
little city at heart Will Maupin's Weekly
ventures to .suggest that the very-best en-
Vhen the Season Begins.
The crack of the bat is sweet music to me,
And the racuous cry of the "fan"
Sends the blood in my veins all a-tingle
with glee
And makes me a lot better man.
I dance with delight at a threerbagger rap,
And yell at a fair-stolen base ;
I shriek in sheer joy and I throw up my cap
: When the 'Lopes nose 'em out in the race.
I am nutty for fair when a 'Lope in a pinch
Lams one to the centerfield sign.
I'll walk on my hands when the game is a
- " cinch,
For I'm "bugs" on the Antelope nine.
'And it's me for the park when the season be
gins, And it's me who will "root," and for fair,
You bet your sweet life 'midst the noises
and dins
Yours truly's loud voice will be there.
So it's ho for the game, and it's ho for the
WTe can stretch out our bellows and roar;
And it's ho for the 'Lopes in their battle
And a cinch on the best of the score.
The weak and effete may all dawdle at golf,
Or tennis or mumblepeg play ;
Put it's me to the park when the season
starts off
And the time draweth near hip, hooray !
From "Lilting Lyrics of Lincoln's 'Lopes"
by Charley Spangler.
Herr Unglaub is holding daily revival
meetings at. the park, bringing to the sur
face all the latent . aches and pains and
groans accumulated during the winter.
Then lie gaily swipes these off and throws
them into the discard. With two or three
exceptions the days have been pleasant
enough for outdoor practice, and on the ex
ceptions exercise was ' taken in the club
Now the more frequently we meet up with
Herr Unglaub the more we cotton to his
style. He reminds us so much of one cer
tain manager we had some years ago he
is so different. When. Kerr Unglaub de
Sires, to -be real profane he says "Praise
John," and when he desires to impart a little
information he doesn't have to walk around
behind the club house to keep women from
being shocked - by his language. A team
manager who desn't swear, use tobacco, take
an occasional drink or indulge in the other
great American game is something of a nov
elty, and a rather pleasing one. Barring his
habit of wearing socks that fairly shriek
Herr Unglaub so conducts himself as to win
our hearty approval.
Now if Herr Unglaub will only play ball
like he wears passionate hosiery we are
going to have some great national pastiming
on the local lot this, summer. Herr Bobert
showed up in Tuesday morning's snow
storm with low shoes and pair of socks that
scared the tires off of three autos and threw
a Havelock car off the switch at Thirteenth.
The original hard " luck artist, so far this
season is Hagerman. He started to use a
hot iron on his arm the other day, and the
flannel slipped, letting the iron burn a blister
on the arm. "Rip" let go of the iron and it
landed on his abdomen and stuck there Jong
enough to burn a blister as big as the iron,
then it slipped off' and landed on his foot.
At least this is the story from the club
house, but after gazing long and intensively
at "Rip" attenuated form we opine that he
had to guess whether the iron seared his
stomach or his back. We'll bet a doughnut
hole that if he really is blistered about the
middle one could see it coming or going.
Edouard Gawn-yer of Paree, via Detroit,
Mich., looking as lean as a "race hawss and
fitter' n a fiddle, says this is going to be the
big noise in base ball history. Edouard has
ordered ,i couple of Hans Wagner model
bats and sworn several large, bloodcurdling
oaths to himself to the.. effect that he is
going to make a record this season. . .
I l-i . ii crvi r a " -i 4-- 4- A t 4- a 1 a 1 . '
rntcicallv completed with he exception .of."
s'oddir.g- the diamond. -This will be attended
to next ween ana tne lot will b.e in the green
ot uaition on Apn-j 3JU