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Will MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor
F. L. SHOOP, Business Manager
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by Tb Maapia-Sboop Publishing Company.
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March S. 1ST.-
ONE DOLLAR THE YEAR
ATTENTION, MR. VOTER!
It would be well for you, Mr. Voter,
to remember few things relative to
the importance of registering this fall.
In the first plaee this is a general reg
istration. All previous registrations
are void and of no effect. No matter
if you voted at the last primary you
must register or lose your vote.
You may not be interested in the
election this fall but you ought to
be. But whether you are or not, you
certainly are interested in the presi
dential eleetion next year. And if you
do not register this fall you can not
vote at the April primary.
That means that you lose your right
to express a preference for president
and vice-president. ,
You lose the right to vote for a
You lose the right to vote for a
nominee for governor.
You lose the right to vote for a
nominee for United States senator.
You lose the right to vote for a
nominee for congress.
You lose the right to vote for nom
inees for the legislature.
You lose th? right to vote for four
delegates at large and two district del
gates to the national convention of
Registration this fall is the most
important registration in the political
history of the state.
And Saturday. October 2S, is your
last chance to register. The registra
tion booths will be open from 8 a. m.,
to 9 p. m.
"MADE IN NEBRASKA."
Did you ever stop to think that
practically everything Nebraskans
need to eat and wear and use is made
right here in Nebraska, mostly from
Nebraska raw material, by Nebraska
workers? And with the exception of
a few things, such as coffee, tea, trop
ical fruits and spices, everything that
Nebraskans consume could, and
should, be produced right here at
We produce sugar, meats, clothing,
machinery. Everything that men and
women wear is made in Nebraska.
There is nothing in the farm machin
ery line, with a few exceptions, that
is not made in Nebraska. Ve produce
enough hides to make the leather for
all the shoes Nebraskans need, yet we
do not tan a pound of shoe leather.
Our few shoe factories sell more shoes
outside of Nebraska than they do in
side. The bulk of th clothing work
clothes, we mean worn by Nebras
kans is made in other states, yet Ne
braska overall and shirt factories are
superior to most of their competitors
in point of sanitation, quality of pro
duet and price.
If Xebraskans bought of Nebraska
manufacturers one-half the things
-they purchase during the year, it
would result in such au industrial
Ih o:. n J':: -fate a 5 it h;is never yet
seen. It would add thousands to the
working population. It would add
millions to trade and commerce with
in the state's bonier. It would in
augurate a period of development th-;
would soon make Nebraska the won
der of the world.
Why not start a "Made in Nebras
ka" propaganda? Buy only Nebraska
-made shoes. Nebraska made flour. Ne
braska made paints, Nebraska made
foodstuffs of all kinds. Nebraska made
clothing. Nebraska packed meats. Ne
braska canned goods in fact, demand
"Made in Nebraska" articles and in
:st on having them.
This is an almighty good state. That
it is not a better one is due to our
own negligence of the opportunities
lying all about us.
A NEW DEPARTURE.
The Lincoln Traction company is
taking the people into its confidence
by relating the facts. It is easy to
demand certain things of a corpora
tion, and quite as easy for the cor
poration to ignore the demands. But
the Traction company is trying to ex
plain to the people of Lincoln why it
cannot do certain things, and at th
oa me time showing that there are u
iot of people who fail to understand
the real situation.
Hjw many people know that Lin
coln enjoys lower fare than any city
of its sixe in the United States? How
many people know that Lincoln has a
larger mileage of street railway track
than, any city of its size in the United
States? How many people know that
Lincoln has a larger car mileage than
any city of its size in the United
With these facts in mind try to
understand, further, that the Lincoln
Traction company earns less upon capi
tal invested than most of them, gets
less per thousand of passengers hauled
and is. outside of Massachusetts, the
only street railway sytem in the coun
try that is told by a railway commis
sion just how much it may earn upon t
a valuation fixed by that same com
mission. The Lincoln Traction company's
service could be bettered- - Its cars
could be vastly improved. It ought
to make extensions and betterments.
We all know that none better than
the managers of the company. But
until there is a cessation of bickering
and strife, and a cultivation of a bet
ter civic spirit, we greatly fear that
these things are a long ways in the
Senator Joebailey of Texas reiter
ates his declaration that he will not
be a candidate for re-eleetion to the
United States senate. It was rumored
that Joebailey had reconsidered his
determination to retire, and the rumor
filled us with grief and forebodings.
Joebailey has a habit of saying one
thing and doing another. But if he
will just stick to his determination to
retire from public life, much will be
Somebody has suggested the name
of Richard L. Metcalfe in connection
with the democratic nomination for
governor. In the language of Champ
Clark, referring to mention of his
name in connection with the presi
dency: 4 The democratic party couid go
further and fare worse and probably
Of course Secretary of State Waite
had what appeared to him to be good
reasons for refusing to certify to Dan
V. Stephens' nomination by the popu
lists. But what would satisfy Mr.
Waite on that score wouldn't make
much of an impression on a man who
possessed less partisan bias.
You may not be greatly interested
in this fall's election, but you cer
tainly are in the election next year.
But if you fail to register this fall
you can not participate in the presi
dential primaries next April. Get
busy and register.
The West Point Republican is val
iantly supporting James Elliott for
congress. You couldn't make the
West Point Republican bolt Elliott's
nomination under any conceivable cir
cumstance. President Taft had a live eagle
placed before him at the Minneapolis
banquet. He didn't eat it, but if he
had he certainly would have left the
feathers for the rest of us.
So many people escaped death in
"hst Missouri Pacific wreck last week
by oversleeping and missing the train
that we have made up our minds to
sleep late every morning.
We opine that when the time comes
democrats will select their own presi
dential candidate without reference
t' the wishes of the would-be "presi
Nebraska ought to be advertising
her resources abroad. And the next
legislature should be compelled to
make provision for the proper amount
Col. Ilines. the lumber king, seems
to !o!irht in spending his money to
put senators over. Of course the
tariff on lumber has nothing to do
Speaking about decorations for the
new Douglas county court house
wouldn't a little riiore justice therein
look mighty good ?
Some of these days, maybe. Tom
Dennison and the Third ward will
cease to be political issues in Ne
braska. Anybody believe that the average
candidate tells the trutth when he
files his sworn statement of expenses?
Saturday, October 28th. is the last
chance you have to register. Don't
TWENTY-THREE USEFUL YEARS.
On October 22 the Kearney Daily
Hub celebrated the close of its twenty
third year. There is something re
markable about this reeord if you will
but sit down and think it over.- In
the first place, twenty-three years is
a long time for one man to be at the
head of a paper, and in the second
There is something more than mere price to clothing bargains. The Armstrong Store
features the quality and merit of the goods it sells. There is a superior quality in every suit and
overcoat bearing the Armstrong label quality in fabric, in workmanship, in style, in fit, in finish
and in wear.
The product of America's best makers is sought for and obtained, and nothing else wiH
suffice. As a result of this business policy a policy steadily adhered to since the founding of this
store the "repeating customer," the customer who returns again and again because he is satis
fied with goods and treatment, offers proof positive of the quality service offered by the Armstrong
The amount you feel like investing in a
SUIT OR OVERCOAT
is for you to determine. Our mission is to give you satisfactory wear value in return for the
amount you invest. This we claim to do to a greater extent than any other house in the west.
This claim is based upon the fact that we handle and always have the output of America's
leading manufacturers, great firms whose names stand for quality and workmanship.
In making your clothing purchases at this store you do so with the full knowledge that
for the money you pay you are getting superior goods a value in all those attributes that go to
make up the satisfying clothes bargain. This season's offerings are especially nifty, and afford the
careful buyer rare selections and values.
Suits and Overcoats Ten to Forty Dollars
Amstroeg ClollMinig Co.
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
plaee, twenty-three years is a long
time to run a paper in a Nebraska
town. Lastly, but not least, twenty
three years is a long time to run a
paper so good as Editor Mentor A.
Brown has continually given the peo
ple of Kearney and central Nebraska.
Will Maupin's Weekly knows some
thing about Editor Brown and the
Hub and Kearney. More than twen
ty years ago the editor of this little
journal was city editor of the old
Kearney Enterprise. That was dur
ing the boom days in Kearney, and
Brown and the Hub were right there.
The Enterprise is only a memory, but
through dark days and bright days,
through drouth and good season,
through good times and bad times
Editor Brown and the Hub have been
fighting the battles of central Nebras
ka, always optimistic, always insistent
that no better country existed, and al
ways shedding sunshine and good
c-heer. Kearney and central Nebras
ka owe a big debt to Mentor A.
Brown and his Daily Hub a bigger
debt than will ever be paid this side
of the big river we will all have to
cross, sooner or later. Brown and his
Hub put courage into many a faint
heart. They cheered many a man
through seemingly hopeless times.
They gave courage to many a man
about to give up. And the faith and
courage of the Hub and its editor in
the future of Kearney and central Ne
braska have been vindicated over and
over again during the past decade.
We haven't always agreed with the
Hub ou questions of politics, but we
I-ave always been in warm agreement
r;? the proposition that Nebraska is.
all right, and that Kearney is a mighty
good city. We have always agreed
that Nebraska offers better opportuni
ties to the home seeker than any other
state And these opportunities the
Daily Hub has been pointing out
for twenty-three years twenty-three
mighty useful years. And here's hop
ing that Brown and his Daily Hub will
be right on deck to celebrate its jubi
lee year, and that this modest little
journal and its editor will be on deck
to help the Kearney Hub and its
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school picnic at both points, save that
all the participants were adults. The
majority .-of the men looked likejmen
anxious to get a bit of ground to cul
tivate. Many women registered, most
of them school teachers or the daugh
ters of farmers. Everything was or
derly, and the provisions for handling
th crowds adequate in every way.
Those fortunate enough to land within
the first thousands numbers will get
the worth of their time and money if
they stick it out. Those outside of the
first thousand might just as well smile
and quit now.
If there is another government land
drawing Uncle Sam ought to give
everybody a chance by allowing them
to register with the postmasters in
their respective localities. The rail
roads got enough money out of the re
cent drawing to pay for enough good
80-acre farms in a better seetion for
six or eight hundred men and that's
more than will stick it out on that
lard in South Dakota.
What's the matter with revising
the old "Made in Nebraska" propa
ganda that was so successfully
launched in 1S93. only to peter out
when the panic of 1S95-97 struck us?
Properly launched and managed it
would be worth millions to the people
of Nebraska. .because it would keep
millions of Nebraska money at home,
employ thousands of Nebraskans and
help to swell the permanent popula
tion. "Made in Nebraska" oueht to
he a favorite brand among Nebras-1-rn's.
It is a patriotic duty, and at
the same time it would pay a profit.
Siiney Telegraph: If you want to
re?d a paper brim full of praise and
boosting for Nebraska, try Will
Maupin's Weekly. He sees combined
in Nebraska skies and sunshine the
beauties of Italy, of sunny France, of
outiern pine-ands. In Nebraska he
sees an inspiration for endeavor, for
socr. fcr health and vigor, for broad
mindedness, for contentment. In Ne
braska's bins he says are garnered
crcps that are second to none in the
union. If all Nebraskans would live
like they thought the same way, there
is no limit to what Nebraska might
The proposition of the Good Roads
Congress that the churches set apart a
certain agreed-upon Sunday as-"Good
Roads Sunday," is worthy of serious
consideration, both as a moral move-
ment and a financial movement. The
elimination of bad roads would greatly
curtail the output of profanity, and
certainly that is a moral movement.
And with good roads there might be
increased attendance at eh a re h serv
ices, with a corresponding- increase in
the collections a financial result cer
tainly much desired by ehureh work
ers. By all means let us have a "Good
For the Out-of-Doors Worker
we have the Goods.
Deck Coats CS"-1"-
Waterproof, wind proof, cold
proof, Jumpers, Sweaters,
Shirts, Overalls anything the
out-door worker needs, and
all union made.
The Bargain Place
of Lincoln for Clothing and
Suits and O'Coats
$7.50 to $20.00
Worth $5 to $7 more per gar
ment because they'll give that
much more wear compared
with goods of equal price
LINCOLN CLOTHEiG CO.
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