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WILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
WILL M. MAUPIN, 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
FOR DISTRICT JUDGE.
I am a candidate for republican nomination
for district judge at the coming primaries.
Your support will be appreciated.
GEORGE A. ADAMS.
FOR COUNTY JUDGE. .
I am a candidate for county judge at the
coming primaries. I pledge my best services
to the public if nominated and elected. Your
support solicited, and will be appreciated.
GEORGE H. RISSER.
The motor of the Harmon presidential
airship seems to be skipping its explosions.
Draw poker seems to have been added
to the list of hazardous occupations in
After a man has seen all there is to
see of Nebraska he really will not care
to see any more.
If Adam and Eve were living in Ne
braska today they wouldn't take any
chances on banishment.
King George is certainly going to a
lot of trouble to don a crown that is sure
to make his head ache.
Now comes the word that Mr. Roose
velt is for Taft in 1912. Mr. Taft is cer
tainly having his troubles these days.
Mr. Rockefeller is swearing off a part
of his taxes, which means that the rest
of us will have to pay more and get less.
A tax on consumption is the most in
iquitous of all taxes. It compels the
common laborer to pay more than the
Britain's first naval airship has been
christened the "Mayfly." Yet they tell
us our British cousins have no proper
sense of humor!
Will Hayward stopped off in Wash
ington on his return from Europe to con
fer with the president. We feel quite
sure that Will told William that Ne
braska was safe for Taft. However, we
are not quite so sure about Nebraska.
"Murder is murder!" shrieks the Ter
ror of San Juan Hill. Correct. And
prejudice is prejudice, too, Mr. Roosevelt.
Doubtless Senator Lorimer is quite
well convinced that Senator LaFollette
is guilty of a breach of "senatorial
Lincoln ought to be on a main line of
the Union Pacific, but the Union Pacific
is more in need of having a main line
President Taft is engaged in the
spring job of cleaning out his cabinet.
He will not have finished until he jabs
the vacuum cleaner up against the - P.
The pressing need of Nebraska right
now is to secure intelligent husbandmen
to till the sixteen million acres of fertile
Nebraska soil that has never been touched
by a plow.
Inspector Pegg of Omaha is insisting
that a pint measure of ice cream shall
contain a pint of ice cream when a pint
is paid for. That man certainly has po
Will Maupin's Weekly is prepared to
wager any amount of money that Ne
braska's crop of May and June gradu
ates is the prettiest, brightest and best
produced in this glorious old republic.
The Lancaster county candidate for
office who wants his candidacy to be well
known should announce it in the col
umns of Will Maupin's Weekly. The
thoughtful, intelligent voters are- rapid
ly adding their names to the subscrip
tion list. .
A NEBRASKA EDITION
Will Maupin's Weekly is planning a
"Nebraska Edition" to appear early in .
June, and it will be a bit the best ad
vertisement of Nebraska resources and
possibilities ever put forth. It will not
be filled with raw and unpalatable sta
tistics in tabular form, but with figures
present in comparative shape and calcu
lated to impress the truth about Nebras
jka upon the most obtuse mind. The edi
tor of Will Maupin's Weekly rather
prides himself upon knowing a few
things about Nebraska. He is no spring
chicken, having lived in Nebraska for a
quarter of a century, and all of that
time he has been soaking up information
about this good young state.
The Nebraska Edition will contain
facts about Nebraska's agricultural and
manufacturing growth and possibilities,
facts about her schools, facts about her
undeveloped water power, facts about
her vast irrigation districts. In fact it
will be a Nebraska Text Book, and it
ought to have the widest possible circu
lation. If there is anything Will Mau
pin's Weekly loves to do it is to boost
for Nebraska by telling the truth about
A SURE THING.
If William Howard Taft desires a re
nomination and he wouldn't be human
if he did not he will be able to get it
without a bit of trouble. Firstly, there
will be enough federal officeholders show
up as delegates from southern states that
never cast a vote for a republican in the
electoral college, to give William the in
side track. Secondly, Brother Charley
will be quite able to hand over the Ohio
delegation, for the ."favorite son" idea
still obtains. And of course Penrose will
see to it that Pennsylvania does the right
thing by the gentleman who insisted that
the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill was the best
ever. nd Guggenheim will hand over
Colorado, and Utah's delegation is a
cinch. The only thing that stands be
tween William Howard Taft and renom
ination is death or pretty conclusive evi
dence that he can not be re-elected. When
a president sets out to renominate him
self he is renominated. Only twice with
in our recollection has a renominated
president been defeated. But both times
it happened wtihin the present genera
tion, which makes a precedent worth'
The champion speller of Oklahoma is
Miss Laura Robinson, of Blackyell.. She
is twelve years old. Will Maupin's
Weekly would give a dollar to know the
name of the champion speller of Nebras
ka. Orthography is one of the lost arts
and it is an art. . We can walk right
out of the office and locate two score high
school bojs and girls, all of whom can
properly dissect a flower, conjugate the
Latin "amo" and talk learnedly about
the physiological make-up of the human
frame, but not one of whom can spell even
a little bit. And as for the proper use of
punctuation marks bless you, the aver
age high school graduate using a type
writing machine has no use whatsoever
for the punctuation keys. Spell ! If you
want to see some fearsome attempts at
orthography just advertise for a steno
grapher, or clerk, or bookkeeper, limiting
the age to 20 years and insisting upon
having all applicants submit their appli
cations in their own handwriting.
"And do you often suffer from the iis
ease called 'writer's cramp?'" queried
the enthusiastic young thing as she
beamed upon the poet.
"Yes, quite often," replied the poet
gazing thoughtfully on a pile of 'not
available' notices and working his finders
aroud in an empty pocket. "Yes, quit
often but seldom inrthe hand' '-'
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