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WILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
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."
ONE DOLLAR THE YEAR
Mr. lloosevelt may not be a candidate,
but Teddy will not dodge.'
Champ Clark of Missouri gives evi
dence of not wasting valuable speaker
ing time in presidenting chases.
This is the time when almost any man
may have his name mentioned in connec
tion with a presidential nomination.
We gather from the decision in the
Standard Oil case that the oil trust may
do fractionally what it must not do as a
Judge Wright of the District of Co
lumbia seems to belong to the "stiff
necked generation" mentioned in Holy
The supreme court of the United
States seems to have fallen into the per
nicious habit of enacting laws from the
"Nothing to say," declare the officials
of the oil trust. It isn't what they say
that hurts; it's what they do when they
take a notion.
Nebraska's 1911 corn crop is not yet
assured, but the alfalfa crop looks good
enough already to relieve us of any fears
about a failure of the corn.
Let us all hope that President Leon
hardt's gavel and Councilman Pratt's
voice will not collide at some congested
street intersection and obstruct traffic.
We'll be a convert to the "noiseless
Fourth" reformation just as soon as we
are shown a boysless Fourth. We are
just boy enough yet to love to take a
hand in shattering the atmosphere on In
dependence day, and we do not expect
to live long enough to outgrow it.
"The supreme court's decision pleases
everybody," declares an esteemed con
temporary. Including the Standard Oil
magnates, who are the most pleased of
Nebraska will again have wheat to sell
this year. And the tariff on wheat will
not add a penny a million bushels to the
price received by the farmer who raises
Today the state of Nebraska Avill judi
cially murder a man because he com
mitted murder. Some of these-days Ne
braska will progress beyond the stage of
The Lincoln excise board has put a
quietus on the expectations of those gen
tlemen who imagined, that a "wet" vic
tory was going to mean for them unre
As .we use electricity at our house we
have no hesitancy in saying that the oil
trust is just mean enough and still pow
erful enough to get back at the public by
raising the price.
Presumably the Board of Public
Lands and Buildings will bear in mind
that the new agricultural school is in
tended to develop agriculture, not to
boom any one town.
. The bugologist who prophesied a re
turn of the grasshoppers this year has
gone into retreat along with the freezo
logist who declared .that the fruit crop
was fatally forstbitten.
. To Democratic Congressmen : Don't
try to pull the wool over our eyes. We
voted for a radical reduction of the
tariff, and we want the reductions made
where they will confer the greatest bene
fits upon the largest number.
T'ell with the revenue we wrant free
wool. Uncle Sam can stand it to run
short on revenue for a while till things
right themselves. A few million of us
have been running short on revenue for
years, and we still survive.
OMITTED BY OVERSIGHT
Last week's issue of Will Maupin's
Weekly was the first in many months
which did not contain the advertisement
of the American Savings Bank. The
omission was due entirely to the artist
who officiated in the- make-up of the
paper. The advertisement was written,
set up, proof read and put upon the im
posing stone ready to the make-up's hand.
He forgot it in the rushing of the closing
forms. In this wise Will Maupin's Week
ly of last week failed to contain the ad
vertisement of one of the soundest sav
ings institutions in the west, an institu
tion that has behind it a record of ten.
years of successful business. During that
ten years, and a bit more, it has loaned
thousands of dollars that have been
largely expended in building homes in
Lincoln. It has paid out thousands of
dollars in interest to its depositors, thus
cultivating the saving habit and contrib
uting to the weltare of its hundreds of
customers. And in that decade the
American Savings Bank has not lost a
dollar by reason of bad loans, nor has it
been forced to foreclose a single mortgage
in order to protect itself and its deposi
tors. This is a remarkable record. In a
couple or three weeks this institution will
move into its new quarters on South
Eleventh street. The new home wull be
handsomely fitted up and show by its
appearance that the institution is pros
perous. NEBRAKA PRESS ASSOCIATION
The annual meeting of the Nebraska
Press Association will be held in Omaha
on June 5, 6 and 7. Omaha is getting
ready to show the editors and their wives
the time of their lives. There will be
plenty of the intellectual, a plenty of
discussion of ways and means, but there
will be no lack of social pleasures. In
times gone by the editor of this paper has
had some part in entertaining the asso
ciation in Omaha, and he knows that
Omaha can and will more than "make
good." This year's association meeting
is going to break all records socially,
numerically, financially and intellectual
ly. The Nebraska editor Who can get
away long enough to attend the conven
tion, and then fails to do so, is false to
himself and to his state. If alive and
able to travel, the editor of Will Mau
pin's Weekly will be at the convention,
even if he has to lock up shop and skip
an issue. And the missus is going along.
Come on, boys ! -
You can't make a silk purse out of a
sow's ear, but you can make soinetliV.g.
Too many men are bulls in the bnsi
. ness and; bears at home. : , .' - V
One of the truly harrowing political
spectacles of today is that of Governor
Marshall trying to revive a presidential
boomlet pricked by himself.
When a few violators of the Sherman
anti-trust law are thrown into jail we
will begin to believe that the laws are
made alike for rich and poor.
That peculiarly pleasing music you .
bear during the livelong day is only the
rythmic sound of Nebraska alfalfa grow
ing at a record-breaking pace.
Anyhow, Mayor Armstrong's attempt,
at stopping the treating evil will afford
a lot of fellows an excuse for not taking
their turn at paying the barkeeper.
Governor Wilson declares that he has
not even given a thought to the presi
dency. Tut, tut, governor! The only
man devoid of ambition died something
like two thousand years ago.
Justice Harlan appears to be about
the only federal judge in sight who holds
to the old-fashioned doctrine that courts
are formed for the purpose of interpret
ing law, not for the purpose of enacting
The Nebraskan avIio goes to Europe to
see pretty country at this time of the
year ought to have his head bored for
the simples. There is no prettier coun
try in the world than Nebraska in the
spring and summer.
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