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WILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor
F. L. SHOOP, Business Manager
PwUUhed Weekly at Lincoln, Nebruka,
by TV Maupin-Saoop Publishing Company.
velt smash his molars. Earle being
man who exposed Roosevelt in the act
of neglecting to bust the sugar trust
when he had a chance.
Not the least eharming of President
Taft's attributes is his frankness. He
says what he thinks, regardless of how
it may influence his own chances for
reuomination. And deep down in his
heart every square man honors the
president for doing so.
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ONE DOLLAR THE YEAR
Attorney Wiekersham is going to do
things to the big trusts again.
No matter what natiou takes a poke
at the Turk, the Turk gets no sym
pathy. A few years ago it was anarchy to
criticize the courts; today it is fash
iouable. Alas and alack! The Progressive
Staudpat squabble has arrived at the
letter stealing stage.
The men who are urging Allen W.
Field to get into the senatorial race
are not his real friends.
The Rice well has been closed. Now
if we could only do the same thing to
several eouncilmanie months!
The tight skirt makes the wearer's
feet look monstrous. And that will
soon settle the fate of the tight skirt.
An exchange says our Canadian cou
sin threw things at President Taft. If
they did they had pretty big target.
And now Al Soreuson is yelling for
"reform" in Omaha. We really did
not think conditions quite so bad as all
Governor Aldrich lost his overcoat
one day last week, but he seems to be
holding on to the gubernatorial shoes,
It appears that Uncle Ike Stephen
son of Wisconsin was oue of those K.
Z. Marks so well beloved in certain po
Sampson. Schley, Dewey and of the
three, only Dewey is left. The Spanish-American
war is already becoming
a faint memorv.
But Senator Bailey may withdraw
his determination not to be a candidate
for re-election. We are not going to
rejoice for quite a spell.
Now would be a good time for
Greece aud Roumania and any other
old European outfit to take a smash at
Turkey. Nobody loves the Turk.
Mr. Roosevelt became a grandfather
three days after Mr. Bryan's last
granchild arrived. Teddy is catching
wp. after following for a long time.
Speaking of fine Italian skies they
are not in it with Nebraska skies these
days. Autumn in Nebraska is the
ideal season, with ideal weather, in the
It remained for the Canadians to
save us from the ruinous effects of reci
procity with Canada. This is carrying
national amity and comity to the ex
treme limit. Thanks!
If it is true that Uncle Champ
Clark's humorous reference to annex
ation defeated reciprocity, the anti
reciprocity folk owe him something
they can pay in 1912.
Mr. Burkett says he is perfectly well
satisfied with the enthusiasm displayed
by Lincoln people . during the presi
dent's visit. It seems to be an easy
task to please the genial Mr. Burkett,
George Earle, Jr. has been nominated
for mayor of Philadelphia by the re
publicans. This will make one Roose
Times are reasonably good, but if
we happened to have a democratic ad
ministration at this time it isn't diffi
cult to tell what the republican organs
would be saying.
A Connecticut man was stricken down
.at sight of a ghost. Will somebody
please lead a few political aspirants up
against some ghosts!
The death of John W. Gates and : II
aunouncement of Senator Bailey's de
termination not to be a candidate for
re-election, came so close together as
to reallv be significant.
Governor Wilson is quoted as say
ing that a country can no more make
law through its voters than it can make ;
law through its newspapers. But it j
seems that it can make law through its j
Columbus Day, October 12, is a legal
holiday in Nebraska. It was on that
day Columbus discovered the place
where a lot of future Irishmen could
get on municipal payrolls and wear po
People who were surprised to hear j
that Mr. Taft and Mr. Bryan talked J
amicably at luncheon doubtless ;
thought they would stoutly bash j
each other in the mugs as soon as they j
came in smashing distance. I
President Taft says he believes the
woolen duties are too high, and that
"as soon as I can secure adequate in
formation I shall recommend their re
duction." He can get the informa
tion from any mechanic who is tr-'usf
to clothes a big family on $-.73 a d-iy,
working three to five days a week.
Oregon voted on thirty-one referen
dum amendments and opponents of the
referendum pointed to it and then
threw a fit. California on next Tues
day will vote on twenty-three amend
ments but not through a referendum
channel. Opponents of the referendum
are exhibiting no signs of fit throwing.
William A. Prinee of Grand Island
will contest for the republican congres
sional nomination in the Fifth. Prince
was the republican floor leader during
the last legislative session and demon
strated his ability as a leader on
every occasion. But what if Norris
decides not to enter the senatorial
Talk about lack of exercise! We're
getting plenty of it these days. By the
time a man or woman has walked three
or four blocks and dodged seventeen
automobiles, and thirty-nine motorcy
cles, he or she as the case may be has
about all the exercise a human beii-.g
can stand without dropping from sheer
The Chinese have a custom of plac
ing tempting viands upon the graves
of their departed. We laugh at the
custom, knowing full well that the
dead can not eat. Yet we pile flowers
upon the caskets and coffins of our de
parted, knowing well that the dead
can not see their beautiful colors nor
smell their delightful perfume. Guess
we haven't got so much on the Chink,
The Indianapolis board of education
will inaugurate a course designed to
"combat socialism" and show "the
adequacy of the constitution to meet
the reasonable demands of socialism."
All of which will be "nuts" for the
socialists. And all of which, also, is
beyond the power of the Indianapolis
school board. Wouldn't Indianapolis
democrats howl if the schools taught,
"protection," and the republicans
howl if the schools taught "free
BUT THE MAKE THE BEST-AMERICAN
Our British cousins may be able to give us pointers on clothing comfort, and even on clothing
style, but our American craftsmen in the garment industry are the most highly skilled in then
craft of any workers, anywhere. So when we combine English style and fit with American skill
in craftsmanship the result works an epoch in the clothing industry. The season's styles, English,
but workmanship American.
A majority of men, business, professional and craftsmen, have fixed on $25 as the right price to
pay for a really satisfactory suit for general wear. We have an exceptional bargain at that price.
The swell English effect soft roll collar without padding coat correct length two or three but
ton cut trousers with comfortable waist and hip snugness and legs of just enough roominess
Hand tailored throughout the tailor would demand not less than $40 for a suit equally well made
from fabrics of equal worth. All the popular colorings and weaves. Other grades at from $10
to $40 and all exceptional clothes values at the indicated price.
AraastiroEg ClotEkg Co0
IS TAFT PLAYING SQUARE? '
"The constitution gives me the right
to veto bills of which I do not approve,
and I am going to keep that obligation
if it does look lige George the Third."
President Taft at Hastings, Nebraska.
"I believe that the present woolen
duties are too high, and just as soon
as I get adequate information I shall
recommend their reduction." Presi
dent Taft at Topeka, Kansas.
No denial of these assertions having
been entered, we may take it for grant
ed that the president has been correctly
quoted. Now contrast the two state
ments, if you please. President Taft
vetoes bills "of which he does not ap
prove." He does not approve of the
present woolen schedule, but he vetoed
a bill reducing them. Is he careless
in his use of the veto, vetoing bills of
whieh he does not approve; and also
vetoing bills which seek to correet laws
of which he does not approve? And if
he hasn't enough information at hand
concerning the woolen schedule, is it
not possible he did not have adequate
information upon which to base his ve
toes of the "farmers free list bill"
and the woolen bill?
We are not skilled in the devious
ways of political logic, hence we may
not be able to follow the president's
line of reasoning. It is barely possible
however, that our lack of ability is not
due to mental incapacity but to the
fact that the president's logic very
much resembles the track made by th ;
historic snake, which
"Wriggled in and wriggled out
Arid left the people all in doubt
Whether the snake that make the
Was going south or coming back."
THE QUARTERLY FARCE.
Last Monday witnessed the staging
at the court house of the regular quar
terly farce presented by the state board
of purchase and supplies. The star
performers, were . Land Commissioner
Cowles, Treasurer George, Attorney
General Martin and Secretary of State
Waite. Supers, estage hands, ushers,
etc., were recruited from wholesalers,
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
state house clerks and others.
Gravely, and without a smile, the
four state officials gravely inspected a
lot of samples of clothing, coffee, tea,
sugar, spices, hams, bacon, butter, but
terine, dried apples, beans, prunes,
dried peaches, dried apricots, canned
corn, hominy, etc. Then they proceed
ed to buy a few thousand dollars
worth, afer which they rang down the
curtain. The chief volume of laughter
and applause came from that part of
the audience submitting the samples.
During the performance Attorney
General Martin would finger a bit of
cloth and gravely decide that it was
wool, knowing just about as much
about it as a hen knows about hypno
tism. And while the attorney-general
was thus engaged Secretary of State
Waite was solemnly tasting the dried
fruit for the purpose of deciding
whether it was the proper grade, know
ing about as much about the fruit busi
ness as a pig knows about photography.
The other members, with equal knowl
edge, knowingly examined other sam
ples. The bidders have packed their sam
ples and the successful ones will now
proceed to ship about what they please.
The department store manager who
would deputize his grocery salesman
to buy a consignment for the dress
goods department would be haled be
fore the lunatico inquirendo if he
repeated the act a few times. Yet the
state of Nebraska expects a lawyer to
be a judge of woolens, dried fruits,
beans, canned goods and such like
The quarterly letting of contracts
for food and clothing supplies for the
wards of the state is a huge joke on
OUR KIND OF A MINISTER.
We doff our hat to the Rev. George
R. Gilbert of Middletown, Conn. He
strikes us as being the kind of minister
who gets hold of men and keeps them.
-Understanding human nature, he is
equipped for his ministerial work.
Doubtless there are those of his flock
who think Rev. Mr. Gilbert is unortho
dox, and all that sort of thing. Min
isters who .Valize the inadequacy of
the old way Jo reach and hold men are
very apt to be denounced as unortho
dox. Rev. Mr. Gilbert is pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church at 3Iiddle
town. Tiring of the deviltry going on
at a park resort near his city he se
cured a lease thereon and proceeded
to manage it according to hu own
ideas. Formerly the daneing f.a vil'ion
was the hanging out place of the city's
undesirable characters. Rev. Mr.
Gilbert ehanged that. Xot by abolish
ing dancing not at all. The pulpit
may thunder against dancing r.r.til the
stars grow cold. bu young, people
and old will go right on dancing. He
allowed the people to danee twice a
week, but he ilrew the line at late
hours, undesirable characters and un
seemly aetion. Tie and his good wife
introduced strangers, after careful in
vestigation, and saw to it that every
body had a good time. He instituted a
summer camp for the boys, and his
wife managed a camp for the girls.
Safe and sane a-nusements were pro
vided, and every Sunday religious serv
ices were held. And on Sunday the
attendance was as large or larger, as
on week days, although all amusements
sible management the attendance grew
to double the atterdanee under the for
mer loose and immoral manage
ment. The preacher-manager closed
the psrk season in a blaze of glory last
Saturday night, everybody being giv
en c corking good chicken dinner. .
Next year he will conduct the park on
a larger scale, and here's hoping he
keeps right on wit! the good work. f
If people won't ? me to your ehureh,
Mr. Preaeher, take the church to them.
And if their amusements do not strike
you s proper and right, don't waste
time denouncing, but eome across with
something equally attractive that is
right and proper.
"Do- ' Bixby advises Jim Elliott to
challe-' i Dan Stephens to joint de
late. -3K hat has Bixby ajrainst Elliott
should thxa urge him to seek
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