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An Old Book.
"The Christian Hymn and Tune Book
memories sweet its pages bring
As 1 turn them, old and yellowed by
the night of passing years,
tiood old Ziou sougs my mother loved
to sit and softly sing
With a faith that never faltered and
that banished doubts and fears.
Old and worn, its faded pasres bring
back days of long ago
When the faithful few would gather
in the mid-week hour of prayer:
And their voices joined together in a
chorus soft and low
"When we hear the music ringing,"
and "There 11 be no parting
Through the tear-haze that has gath
ered I can see my father turn
To the "evening lesson, brethren;"
hear him read in rev "rent tone
From the Iiook of Books before him les
sons that he loved to learn
As adown life's path he traveled,
knowing he walked not alone.
I can see their dear old faces all alight
with Christian joy
As arose the songs of ion on the
mid-week evening's air;
Songs of hope that cheered them in
ward, songs of faith without al
loy "On the mountain's top appearing,"
"Jesus saves." "Sweet hour of
"He leadeth me!" I heard my mo'her
sing it with a faith divine
As she drew near to the valley and
the shadow of the vale
"Blessed thought" she never faltered
"I'm my Lord's and Ke is
For she knew the arm that held hr
was an arm that never failed.
Singing low and singly softly, sie
could see with lifted eyes
Through all clouds that gathered
'rouud her as the long yeirs
Mansions that her God had budded in
His house beyond the ssies--" I
"In the Christian's home in glory"
where there shines eternal day
Pear old book, your faded pages b-ing
Kick days of long ago ;
lays of youth and days of plavtime
when the skies were alwaysdair,
Bring again the sound of voices sing
ing sweet and singing low
Songs of hope and faith to cheti to
on to that "Home over tnere."
down the vista of the yers
Cheer me ever on and upward as
my heart with rapture thrills;
Ana i Know my moiner vnus me .r
beyond the doubts and fars.
"When the mists have rolled in
splendor from the sunmit of th?
Will M. Maupin. iu The Commoner.
The Office Boy Siys
IV re would be a lot if re business
doiu if a lot o' guys wee's dead an
don't know it would submit t funerals
an git out o de road o' some uv us
dat would do business (f we had i
A lot o' fellers dar air alius lucky in
rattles f'r pipes an st-gars an such
t'ings, ain't never lucky when it comes
t findiu' woik t support deir families.
If de dames dat air ctmpluiuin' o' de
mashers on the stretts jrould quit
wear in' skoits dat made Viu look like
sirkus riders, an stop kalsraiuin' deir
mugs till de look like de sample cards
uv a paint factory, perhaps de wouldn't
be t rubbled so mutch.
Dad says dat when ke see some
young goils ou de streets he feels like
takin a shingle V deir n others.
De woild dont f Ygit failures, an re
members successes an almighty short
De woist t'ing about some folks is
deir imitations o' gaodcesa.
By de time a -feller has learned t
tint twice before speakin' he has cul
tivated de habit-ioi kecpin his yawp
closed pretty tight.
A lot o felle ""da't are go in' t 'rough
de woild wid f nt would have
t shown down mi r flush if dcy was
1 .. li.
Half de woLd du.t care how de
other half lives e woit tit it is dat
it don't giT a darn.
In my short life I've seen some sights
In many a land and clime;
Mine eyes have gazed on greater de
lights At many a place and time.
I've seen kings crowned with pomp
Seen armies on parade;
I've seen the glitter and the show
When presidents were made.
I though I'd seen the greatest shows
That could be organized,
But, bless your soul, there's no one
When he will be surprised.
Twas here at home, October 2.
I saw the greatest, best,
And let my eyes feast ou a view
That outshone all the rest.
Upon a gay and .prancing steed.
With military mien ;
With sash and badge bedecked with
And braid of golden sheen,
I saw one riding in advance
Of president and suite
And Colonel Bills for circumstance
Had all the others beat.
"I think every citiezn of Lincoln
ought to patronize home merchants and
home institutions," he remarked as he
touched a match to a 10-cent cigar
manufactured in a Philadelphia teue
ment factory. "This thing of failing to
support home institutions is one of the
causes of our failure to grow as we
should," he continued, picking a piejc
of lint from his mail order svit, par
chased of a New York concern. "J
could point out many things we as
eitizens should do to advance the in
terests of the city, but I must hurry to
catch a train." Whereupon he has
tened to the depot to meet his wife
and go to Chicago on a big shopping ex
pedition. A BIG MAN COMING.
A big man is coming to Lincoln on
November 2. He is an unusually big
man big of business, big of fortune,
big of brain and big of heart. Com
paratively few Lincoln people ever
heard of him, but just the same he is
one of the big men of this country. He
is so big that he goes about doing good
without the aid of a brass band or a
press agent to call attention to the do
ing. His name is R. A. Long, and his
home is in Kansas City. He is presi
dent of the Long-Bell Lumber Co.
There is an old saying to the effect that
if you want a thing done, call upon a
"busy man to do it. The active manager
of the largest lumber company in the
west, Mr. Long finds time to go about
doing good. He builds churches, en
dows schools, helps the unfortunate,
leads iu social reforms and all the
time is as modest and unassuming
about it as a man can well be. He is
coining to Lincoln under the auspiees
of the Brotherhood of the Disciples of
Christ. He comes with a message of
uplift. Business men. no matter how
successful they may be, should heas
this successful business man. The me
chanic, the professional man, all classes
of men. will be bettered by receiving
his message. He is not an evangelist;
he couldn't Billy Sundayize if he
would, and wouldn't if he could. R. A.
Long lives on the theory that he is
merely a steward of the wealth that is
his. and that he must use it for the
benefit of his fellows. He is adminis
tering his own estate as he goes along.
And everywhere he goes he leaves be
hind hope, and cheer, and enthusiasm,
and friends, and better men. This is the
reason for our claim that R. A. Long is
a big man one of the biggest men in
all this great nation. You ought to
hear him when he appears in Lincoln
on November 2.
O, GET WISE!
Mr. Frank Edgerton, who prepared
the dope about Lincoln for the use of
the newspaper correspondents accom
panying President Taft, ought to study
up on Lincoln. He was right in say
ing that Lincoln had the largest cream
ery in the world, but decidedly wrong
when he said its annual capacity was
6,000,000 pounds. Bless you, Mr. Ed
gerton, the Beatrice Creamery Co.,
booked one order for 5.000,000 pounds,
deliverable in one year, from one party,
and didn't think it much of a feat
either. Without straining itself a bit
the Beatrice Creamery Co. could man
ufacture 12.000.000 pounds of butter
in a year, and by undergoing a strain
could make it 15.000.000 pounds.
PARABLE OF THE LANDOWNERS.
A certain rieh man going to a far
country ealled a couple of his former .
employes to him. and to eaeh gave a
section of unimproved land. "I'll ex
pect to hear reports about this land
when I return, although it is yours
without any strings to it," he said.
When the rich man returned he
called upon his two beneficiaries to re
port. "I immediately moved upon the
land you gave me," said one. "I built
a home, good outbuildings for my ma
chinery, good barns and sheds for my
stock. I tilled the soil diligently and
added yearly to the wealth production
of my eountry. My toil added to the
value of all the surrounding property,
but today, after years of toil, I find my
self no fetter off than I was before I
improved the land. For every year I
have been fined for my enterprise and
thrift, and what I have produced has
been taken from me by trusts, tax
gatherers and middlemen."
"I wasn't such a ehuinp," proudly
explained the other. "I didn't build
anything on my land, knowing that, to
do so would mean the expenditure of
money and increased taxation. I didn't
till it. because- that would exhaust its
fertility. I just let it lie idle and un
improved, devoting my time and tal
ents to other pursuits. Today the soil
is virgin, and the toil and enterprise
and thrift of a few thousand easy
marks like the guy over there have in
creased the value of that land from
42.50 an acre to $100 an aere but I'm
only paying tax on a valuation of $2.50
Whereupon the rieh man, being wise
to the game, arose threw his arms
about the neck of the second man and
"You are next, old man!"
But the first nian'he dismissed with
eontempt for being such a blooming
OH. UPON THE WATERS.
Far be "it from us to sit quietly by
while two of our good friends, Gov
ernor Aldrieh and Ross Hammond, are
juggling their razors and preparing for
a carving match. Not- for worlds
would we allow them to engage in
deadly strife without voicing a protest.
Some there be who would urge them
on. but not we'uns. Not even though
there be cause for a meeting in death
i-' I I VJltll M V HILL il i AiS
power to prevent. And when the
whole thing is the result of a misun
derstanding it is all the more incum
bent upon us to interfere to the largest
Firstly, the governor was misquoted,
and Ross, taking the interview to be
genuine and without investigation,
made some severe comments thereon.
Whereupon the governor, with nerves
worn raw by loss of sleep and cares of
state, indicts a peppery reply. Back
comes Ross with a letter that is about
as smooth as No. 1 sandpaper. Result,
the straining of friendship, strife with
in party ranks, and trouble all around.
The governor didn't say it in the
first place, and Ross didn't mean what
he said if the governor didn't say what
he was reported to have said. And if
the governor didn't say what he is re
ported to have said, and Ross didn't
mean what he said if the governor
didn't say what he is reported to have
said, then the governor didn't meaa
what he said about Ross for having
said what he did about what the gov
ernor is incorrectly reported to have
said. Which means, of course, that
Ross really does not mean what he said
about what the governor said about
what Ross said about what the gov
ernor said of Ross remarks concerning
that the governor is said to have said
but did not say. It is all very simple
when analyzed, and now that we have
shown our analytical ability we urge
the belligerents to put away their
razors, shake hands across a chasm
that might have been brim-full of gore,
but isn't, and let the whole thing drop.
KEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE
Nebraska has more things to be
proud of than any other state. She
ought to be making every one of them
known to all the world. Nebraska is
remiss in her duty to herself when site
fails to advertise her resources and pos
sibilities to the remotest corners of the
earth. Nebraska has some mighty big
things, thank you.
She has the largest creamery plant
in the world.
Her largest city, Omaha, is the great
est butter market in the world.
She has the third largest packing
center in the world.
She has the second largest smelter in
She is the third largest com pro
ducer. She is the third largest dairying
state, and promises to be the largest
inside of ten years.
Her annual egg output is worth more
than the gold outpntof any state or
Her annual butter, egg and poultry
output is worth more than the gold and
silver output of any two states or ter
ritories. Her annual output of corn and wheat
is worth more than the nation's annual
output of erude petroleum.
Her annual output of grains and
grasses is worth more than the coal
output of Pennsylvania.
Her annual eorn output is worth
more than the nation's annual output
If one year's product of her farms
were loaded in standard freight cars
and the cars made into one train, the
train would reaeh from St. Petersburg,
Russia, to a point in the Pacific ocean
-nearly a thousand miles due west of
San Francisco, crossing the Baltic sea.
the English channel, England. Ireland,
the Atlantic ocean and the L'nited
She has nearly a million aeres in al
falfa, and the acreage is increasing at
the rate of 10 per cent a year.
She has more than eight million dol
lars worth of interest bearing securities
in her permanent school fund, and
school property, including school lands,
She has 49,000,000 acres, three
fourths of it fertile and less than two
fifths of it under cultivation.
She has a climate unsurpassed, a soil
more fertile than that of the valley of
She offers more opportunities to the
honest and industrious home-maker
than any other state or territory and
she isn't doing a blessed thing to make
the fact known.
LOTS OF MUSIC.
Senator Ike Stephenson's campaign
managers asserts that 107.000 was
legitimately spent in electing i"n?!e
Ike to the senate. He further asserts
that most of the money was spent fcr
"badges, bands, etc." If -the badges
and the "etc." didn't cost too mueh.
there must have been an awful lot of
music during that campaign. We
opine, however, that the sweetest music
was the jingle of the 107.000 dollars
Uncle Ike put np.
Mr. Bryan was at home last Wednes
day, and brought with him a new story
which he tells with gusto.
A man riding along the public high
way met a little boy who was crying.
The man comforted the little felloe
and wound np by saying:
"Never mind, my boy; you'll grow
np to be a man like papa some day."
"That's what mamma is afraid of,'"
sobbed the little fellow.
THE RETORT COURTEOUS.
A congressional candidate down in
Alabama arose, faeed his audience and
"I have been charged with being a
'silk stocking.' I can truthfully say to
you, my fellow eitizens, that I never
saw a silk stocking in my life."
"If you can truthfully say the same
thing after spending two years in
Washington yon 11 be a dandy!" shout
ed an opponent in the andienee.
A few days ago a Lincoln man jest
ingly remarked to a friend: "I believe
III be a candidate for governor next
'year." To this his friend replied: "I
think you'd make a good governor, bat
a d d poor candidate."
Think that over"
Congressman Norri says "recirr
city is a high-sounding phra-s"." It fil
come from rather high repnWiean z t
thority James (i. Blaine and Will Lara
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