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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1911)
WILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor .
F. L. SHOOP, Business Manager
Published Weekly at Lincoln, Nebraska, ' by The
Maupin-Shoop Publishing Ccnrprny.
"Entered as second-class matter February 3, 1911, at the post
office at Lincoln, Nebraska, under the Act of March 3, 1879."
ONE DOLLAR THE YEAR
The Anti-Saloon League also got a
The parents of Miss Force do not seem
to possess much.
Even if a law gets past the chief execu
tive any dinky little federal judge can
"Jack" Matthews seems to have fallen
into the confirmed habit of running like
a scared coyote.
About 10 per cent of the voters wc
to the polls on primary day. Most of them
Will somebody please head "(Jus"
Ilyers off? He'll run himself t' death
if he don't watch out.
A little warm, to be sure, but 100 in
the shade in Nebraska is more endurable
than SO in the shade elsewhere.
The Aldrich monetary plan has been
dumped overboard by congress. Mr. Aid
rich was dumped quite a while ago.
President Taft says there are very few
timid judges. This may be true. lut
how about the woodenheaded judges?
We fear the senate is becoming so
jealous of its rights that it is in danger
of overlooking the rights of the people.
That grinding noise from the far east
is merely Cap'n Ilobson gnashing his
teeth as he watches the honors paid to
Phil Soinmerlad ran like a house afire.
Which reminds us that the Methodist
church can, when it will, cut a lot of po
Are you satisfied that the closed prim
ary resulted in the nomination of the best
men? Defeated candidates, of course,
need not answer.
The new president of Haiti was elected
unanimously. In about six mouths he
will go out of 'office with only one pro
testing voice raised.
The house of lords is no longer able to
deprive the people of the legislation they
demand. The president of the United
States keeps it up.
Adjutant General Phelps has ruled
that women will not be allowed in camp
this year. What's the use of wearing
shoulderstraps in that case?
Tuesday was the hottest day of the
year, and circus day. Also primary day
and the thirst parlors closed. It was
hard on the saloonmen and others.
The proposition that the supreme court
must be unanimous when deciding a con
stitutional question would, if adopted,
make the court look like a country jury.
Col. John Maher's typewriter is a
mighty effective weapon, but it is in dan
ger of acquiring heated bearings before it
secures the nomination of Judson Harmon.
Of course the Chicago papers will not
forget to mention that Aviator At wood
made that record flight between Chicago
and St. Louis while flying away from St.
The postoffice department has ruled
that we must put a final "h" on Pitts
burg. We refuse. Every time we think
of the fool ruling we'll use that "h" on
We note with pleasure that most of the
candidates nominated last Tuesday are
regular subscribers to this Journal of
Cheerful Comment. It is thus that vir
tue is rewarded.
Another "white man's hope" has been
bashed over the ropes. Here's hoping
that more will follow him. We are quite
content to have the bruiser" -championship
rest upon the shoulders of Mr. Johnson.
It seems certain that the republican
congressional nomination in this district
will be conceded to Lancaster county.
IJut to date Ave haven't heard of any
great rush- of gentlemen anxious to try
conclusions with Maguire.
Nebraska is spending $5,000 this year
to improve the breed of game birds. All
efforts to secure an, appropriation- to
work for the improvement . of industrial
conditions looking towards an improve
ment of the human breed have heretofore
Having refrained from worrying over
the primary candidates we are not going
to do much sweating during the cam
paign. Candidates are notified that our
advertising rates are very modest com
pared with the service rendered.
"Doc" Bixby offers to bet a boss and
wagon against an automobile that Maine
will remain firy," ' The genial 1 jxby
doubtless means to bet that Maine will
remain prohibition which is an al
mighty long ways from being "dry."
APPROACH OF LABOR DAY. v
The near approach of Labor Day
draws renewed attention to the fact that
while Labor Day is a day to be cele
brated, yet election day is the day of days
for labor to make its influence for good
felt in the widest circles. For years the
labor organizations of Nebraska were
negligent of every opportunity to work
in harmony for the best interests of all.
Four years ago a State Federation of
Labor was organized, and through it a
concerted and well-directed effort was
made to secure needed legislation. The
result of this intelligent and concerted
effort has proved the wisdom of the
action. At the last session of the legis
lature several beneficial laws were se
cured, and a start made in the work" of ;
securing others. Organized labor asked
nothing save in justice to the toilers. It
has not yet secured all, or even a small
part, of the legislation it deserves, nor
will it until it takes an intelligent part in
politics not in partisan politics, but in
the intelligent part of politics not in
partisan politics, but in the intelligent
and thoughtful exercise of the ballot.
Labor Day of all days should be the day
for workingmen to discuss policies and;
men. The parade is all right in that it i
creates enthusiasm, but the quiet picnic
and the earnest discussion of topics of
interest will do more than parades to
bring the workers to the point of success
in matters of legislation.
THE SINGLE TAX GROWING. i
Last winter a bill was introduced in
the legislature, which if. it had passed
would have allowed counties to raise
their taxes in any manner they saw fit.
This is. the practice now in Washington,
which practice is proving wholly satis,-,
factory to the people. The Omaha World
Herald, commenting on this matter says,
"All of this shows the very general dis
satisfaction with the personal property
tax, which results in the poor paying
most or rne raxes, wnue tne very rrcn
escape." Slowly, but none the less surely, the
single tax idea is growing. People are
coming to realize that a personal prop
erty tax is a tax on enterprise and a
premium on the lack of it. Thev are
emmnor rn renny.e Tiiar, a thy mi eonsnmn-
tion is criminally foolish. It is dawn
ing upon their minds that the present
system is unjust, in that it puts the bur-r
den of taxes upon shoulders least able to
bear it. and relieves the stroner shoulders'
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fines enterprise and thrift and pays toll'
to the unenterprising. The failure of
the community to seize upon for use of
the- community the values that are
created wholly by the community is an
indictment of our intelligence. Our tax
laws are relics of barbarism, in ill keep
ing with our progress along other Jn.es,
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