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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (April 21, 1911)
or set of men, under the specious plea of revenue or "personal
liberty'' to foist upon a community the menace of an open
Here and now notice is given that whatever influence the
editor of Will Maupin's Weekly possesses, whatever influence
this newspaper possesses, be that influence little or much, will
now and always be thrown against the licensing of the liquor
traffic, against the open saloon, against condoning for money a
system admittedly evil, against putting the souls of men and
women in danger in return for a few paltry dollars.
Let us keep. Lincoln free from the menace of the open sa
loon. Drive it into the dark corners, hidden from the sight of
our boys. Banish it to the alleys where it can not tempt -..with
luxurious surroundings and social attractions.
This little newspaper, under another name, suffered the
pen alt j of the boycott a year ago because it took a firm stand
against the licensing of saloons. It is willing to undergo the
same penalty again, because it prefers the right to speak as it
believes above all the dollars that might be thrown its way in
return for its advocacy of what its editor believes to be wrong.
Another such boycott may prove effective. That remains to be
seen. But let no mistake be made this newspaper will wel
come bankruptcy fighting for what it believes to be right before
it will choose prosperity fighting for what it believes to be
wrong. And it believes the licensed saloon system to be morally
and economically wrong.
A Bigger, Broader, Busier, Brighter, Better Lincoln Lin
coln without a licensed man-trap. ' ' '
That's what Will Maupin's Weekly, stands for in the pres
ent local campaign.
WHAT THE OFFICE BOY IS THINKING OF THINGS IN GENERAL
I must be gittin' t' look like some man,
eh? A candidate stopped me on de street
yesterday an' shook me han'.
north side uv a distillery when de wind is
frum de sout'.
always talkin' about de fine bed o' mint
he had in de back garden when he was
A lot o' Sunday prayin' in de index
don't point t' nothin' in the weekday
After all I can't see de diffrunce be
tween sendin' men t' hell by de saloon
route an' sendin' women t' hell by de
sweat shop route.
I'm only a kid,' but already I've notused
dat de fellers shoutin' de loudest about
personal liberty usually has breaths on'
em dat reminds a guy o' standin' on de
SENATOR KENYON OF IOWA
Iowa, progressive Iowa, after having
been misrepresented in the senate for a
few months by a standpatter so steadfast
in his standpatism that his feet have
taken root in the soured soil of the past,
may well rejoice in the election of a thor
ough progressive like W. S. Kenyon. Lafe
Young is a man of marked ability, but he
lives in a political age that has passed
forever. He is out of tune with present
day affairs; he would rather wander
amidst the bare and moldy bones of party
history than to come out into the sunlight
and help make politcal history. As a rep
resentative of a great and progressive
state he was a sad misfit. Judge Kenyon
has been aligned with the progressives
and a leader in the"Iowa idea"movement.
He is in accord not only with the majority
wing of his party but with a majority of
Iowans. In the senate of the United
States he will line up alongside those
splendid progressive republican senators,
Bourne, LaFollette, Bristow and others
of their kind. The pity is that the Iowa
legislature did not send him to Washing
ton two or three months ago.
Every hour that Nebraska sits around
and complains that she can never become
a great manufacturing state because she
has no coal supply available for fuel, a
million horsepower is going to waste in
the Loup, Niobrara, Blue and Platte
When I hears one o' me kid friends
sayin' dat he jus' can't quit smokin' cig
aroots, I want to cure him by spittin' on
his head an' drownin' him.
A lot o' men dat fink demselves too
good t' sell booze ain't above votin' f'r it
becaws de t'ink dey'll git a share o' de
Gran'ma is alius talkin' erbot de fine
bed o' violets she had in her front yard
when she was fust married. Grandpa is
. A PEOPLE'S SENATOR
Senator O'Gorman, in a public state
ment says : "I am in thorough accord
with the principles enunciated in the
platforms of the last democratic national
and state conventions. The need for an
immediate downward revision of the
tariff is urgent and further delay in the
accomplishment of this much needed re
form will not be tolerated by the Ameri
can people. I am opposed to all special
privileges and private monopolies; to the
new nationalism and the centralizing
tendencies of the republican party. I
favor rigid economy in governmental ex
penditure and the passage of a consti
tutional amendment providing for an in
come tax free from mischievous interfer
ence with the governmental instrumen
talities of the several states. I shall
earnestty support the proposed reciproc
ity treaty with Canada. I am in favor of
the parcels post, and I have very strong
convictions as to the duty of the govern
ment to fortify the Panama canal. The
democratic party, in national and state
conventions has declared in favor of the
election of United States senators by the
people, and I unreservedly subscribe to
Twenty years ago this spring Nebras
ka farmers were sowing seed furnished
by the state. This spring those same
farmers are the most prosperous agri
culturists in the nation.
I ain't kickin' on de oY soak havin' all
de whisky he wants, but I'm kickin' on
dem fillin' up de town wit' booze joints t'
teach us kids de game. -
T'ree years ago dad ust t' come home
Saturday night wit' a headache an' a
chunk of liver f'r Sunday. Now he comes
home Saturday night, wit' a smile an' a
roast o' beef f'r de next day.
De easiest way p' doin" de job is de
quickest, way t' lose yer . situation. ;
KNOCKING ON BRYAN
Any state that-wants Bill Bryan can
have him. Nebraska is through with hi m
and has no strings on him. If he departs
from the state it is hoped that he will not
buy a return ticket. Omaha Examiner.,
If that is the sort of mental pabulum
that people like to pay their two dollars
a year for, then those people like to pay'
two dollars a year for that sort of menial
pabulum. It is a characteristic j 'knock'' f
on Bryan from a characteristic s.ir.-.
We can go to a hundred saixms in
Omaha, line up the "moochers" at the bar
and ask them to take somethingand tli n
get a solid hour of just that kind of
"knocking" on Mr. Bryan. We say we
could do this in a hundred saloons in.
Omaha. We would be specific if we knew H
the exact number of saloons in that city. .
But when one of the "knockers" goes to
the extent of using the language quoted
above it seems high time to enter a pro
test. It is one thing to disagree with a '
man on some one or more questions ; it is
another thing to abuse and villify a man
because he fails to agree with you. As for
Will Maupin's Weekly, it would trade all
the booze "moochers" and beer boosters -in
the state for just one more citizen who ;
could do as much for Nebraska and the
nation as William J. Bryan has done.
And this gives us occasion to remark that
not all the narrow-minded fanatics are
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