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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1911)
MEN & MATTERS
Continued from Page 1
of Eosewater publications, subsidized
by land peculators of the Pacific
coast states. It is held in Omaha be
cause that is the best point for catch
ins people coming westward to look
for farm homes. When caught at
Omaha they are whirled across 'Ne
braska without being given a chance
to investigate it. and are sold the
"gold brick" fruit lands of the far
west at enormous prices. Better fruit
lands for half the money are to be
had right here in Nebraska. It is
high time the business men of Omaha
realised that instead of being a busi
ness helix, the so-called "land show"
is merely using them, and to their
Secretary Wilson made good as
honorary "president f brewers
congress, but just the same Secretary
Wilson is going to be bumped out of
the cabinet in due time. Between the
enmity of Wiley's friends and the en
mity of the anti-liquor interests.
"Tama Jim" is in a bad way.
When the Burlington undertakes to
show that the 2-eent fare law is "con
fiscatory" it will have difficulty in ex
plaining its balance sheets for the
fiscal year just closed. So will sever
al other roads. It is pretty easy for
an expert accountant to joggle figures,
but how will the railroads explain the
fact that nnder the 2-cent fare law
thev are earning more money than
they did under the 3-eent fare? Un
der the 3-eent fare the Nebraska rail
roads carried about half their passen
gers for nothing. Today everybody
pays the 2 cents a mile.
A few years ago we were told that
the supreme court was so far behind
in Us w-ork that it could never catch
up without help. So we established
the "supreme court commission,
which about the baldest evasion of
the constitution that one could im
agine. Later we abolished the com
mission and doubled the sine of the
court, incidentally just about doubl
ing the salaries of the judges. And
now the court is further behind than
ever. Must we double the court again,
and also increase salaries? The plain
truth of the matter is the judges are
not handing down as many opinions
dolen.-e or to the fact that the bench
as now constituted does not measure
xp in point of intellectual ami legal
ability with worts of former years.
lVrhapsit would be well to inje.t a
little ginar into the supreme bench.
And perhaps, too, the best way to do
that would be to elect two or three
democrats. That would give out the
impression that a seat on the supreme
bench is not so much of a party job
as of vore. i
William F. Porter, former populst,
is out for Harmon for president. This
is Mr. Porter's privilege, of corrse.
but it isn't going to help Harm, n a
hit. Mr. Porter is one of those vho
rvde into otce on the wpnlist v ave
of K!M. He served first in the ar
istt;;re and then as secretary of -t te.
As, secretary of state he a u m
Kr of the state railway commission.
If a !Wf of that eo;iii ;i.:
Mr. IVrtec ever performed one single
act calculated to curb the rapacity of
the rs:.?roV;s. the fact escaped public
attention. And if Mr. Port er ever
evidenced any interest in the dear
people afier he "got hissen." that
fsM. too, escaped public attention. In
view of all the circumstances it would
be just as well for Mr. Porter if he
remained out of the glare of the po
litical limelight. And instead of be
ing an asset of the Harmon boom, Mr.
Porter is certain to be a heavy liabili
ty. The esteemed World-llerald is not
going to iret anywhere by tryir.g to
"hammer Ben Baker. Judge Baker
is one of those estimable gentlemen
who makes friends who stick. And
Ben Baker has made Vm by the 'hun
dreds and thousands. Gee, but it must
be hard work for the World-Herald
reporters to write things against Ben
Baker ! A man who will go as far as
lWn Baker has gone, time and again,
to help the newspaper gang, ought to
be given mighty square treatment by
that same newspaper gang.
The Anti-Saloon League is still after
Judge Oldham's scalp, regardless of
the fact that there is no better quali
fied man for the supreme bench in Ne
braska. Things will be in a sorry
state when every clique and clan bobs
up to oppose a man when Methodists
oppose a Disciple, the Congregational
ists an Episcopalean. the druggists a
drygoods merchant, the horseshoer
the drayman, and so on ad infinitum,
ad nausenm. We opine that Judge
Oldham home life is quite as clean
as that of any of his critics, that his
' professional standing is quite as .high,
and that his ability as a lawyer is
quite as great as that of any lawyer
in the employ of the Anti-Saloon
League. The fact that a lawyer of
W. D. Oldham's ability is willing to
accept the judgeship ought to be
enough for the people.
The Fairbury News is a republican
paper. It is among those who declare
that Bryan is a dead one. The name
of Bryan appeared fourteen times in
the three columns of editorials in the
Fairbury News of last week. The
Fairbury News, like many other g. o.
p. organs, loves to deal with dead is
sues and dead leaders.
The American Protective Tarii
League is financed by the beneficiaries
of the Payne-Aldrieh tariff. It em
ploys some skilled writers. These
writers get out "syndicate letters"
and furnish them free to all repub
lican newspapers that will accept
them. A lot of little country papers
do accept them. Then the "Ameri
can Economist." subsidized organ of
the American Protective Tariff League,
reprints these editorials, crediting them
to the little country papers. Then
the editors of the little country pa
pers so quoted swell np like poisoned
pups. It's a mighty cute game the
tariff grafters are working, and they
get away with it. too. But this is only
evidence of the fact that there is al
ways a sufficiency of suckers on hand,
with more being born every minute.
Let us all hope that there is truth
in the current rumor that Theodore
Roosevelt has determined to maintain
silence during the gathering national
campaign. If Roosevelt endorses Taft
he will merely make admission that
his own much vaunted progressive
policies were the merest grandstand
plays. If he opposes Taft he will
admit that he is not infallible some
thing no one conceives Roosecelt cap
able of admitting. It was Roosevelt
who gave us Taft. Taft rewarded his
maker by immediately throwing over
board the Roosevelt policies. The
best way oivt of it for Theodore is to
keep almighty still.
A "Union Labor Political Club"
has been organized in Omaha. Just
'what its purposes are is hard to de
termine. But it is safe to say that
whatever that purpose is it will not
be acomplished. If it is intended to
solidify the "labor vote" it will be
an inglorious failure, for the "labor
vote" simply will not solidify. It is
the most independent vote in the
country and also about the most in
effective when it comes to securing
results for the workers.- There are
men who claim to be able to 14 swing
the labor vote." All such men are
liars. No man" ever has, at any rate.
If the wage earners of this republic
would lay aside partisan bias just
once, and vote as a unit in their ow
interests, regardless of political affili
ations, they would put an awful dent
in some political machines, and inci
dentally help themselves a great deal.
But the indications- are that it will be
several decades before the worker;
ipiit allowing themselves to be used by
the political manipulators. The "la
bor vote" is one of those pleasant
political myths that have become fas
tened upon the body politic.
The "progressive conclave" at Ch i
ess! recent lv discussed about every
thing save the progressive policies the
people are interested in just now. the
initiative and referendum, the recall,
tars!? reduction and kindred subjects.
But the conclave offered splendid op
portunities to a number of eminent
gentlemen to arise and deliver a "few
words." After all. that seems to have
been the idea in the first place.
Just because he is a minister a lot
of people will immediately declare
that Rev. Virgil Thompson Richeson
is guilty. A simple accusation against
a minister is enough for some men
usually men who are always seeking
excuse for their own immoralities.
When a- minister gets into trouble
and ministers often do. because they
are humans you can always count
on a lot of little two-by-fours hopping
up and making attacks on the minis
try and upon the churches.
- MfiOSE NOTES.
The first of what will be a season of
winter festivities under the manage
ment of the L. O. O. M. of Lincoln,
was held at Moose hall Wednesday
e-vening. It was a masque ball and
proved to be one of the most enjoyable
affairs of recent months. An unusu
ally large number of dancers were in
costume, and many of the eostumes
were handsome in the extreme. Those
that were not handsome were unique,
and some of them were ludicrous.
Mrs. Grebe won the first prize for
the most handsomely costumed lady,
her costume being a "harem skirt,"
richly trimmed with fur. Miss Bain
won second prize, her costume repre
senting Hallowe'en. Frank Jacobs
won the first prize for gentlemen. He
was costumed as a woman and so
f IN THE CLOAKROOM i
Only now that the entire Fur line has been received
do we fully realize the artistic merit and the splendid
values contained in our assortment. Same embodies all
that is best and reliable in Furs. Our prices,- as usual,
will be found considerably lower than elsewhere. Make
your selection now and save 10 per cent on your purchase.
1 lot of odd Neck Pieces and Muffs,
worth $3.95 to $9.93, your choice at
Here are some excellent values awaiting your
choosing.- Wool mixture and Kersey Cloth, nobby and
dressy, full length garments.
$14.50 and $12.50 values, special price $9.95
CH1LDS HEAD WEAR
A nice line of Childs Hoods in all colors, trimmed with
satin ribbon, neatly made up, regular 75c, 89c
and $1.00 values, to be closed out at, each 69c
20 per cent Discount on all For & Velvet Hoods 1-5 off
SIX DAY BLANKET SALE
We will place on sale a full line of heavy Cotton Blank
ets, 11-4 and 12-4 size in colors grey, tan and plaids,
regular price $2.50, on sale this week, at pair $138
A full line of Larma Fleece Backs, all colors, yard 12 l-2c
successfully did he carry Ms part that
not a few gentlemen present were de
ceived into dancing with him. Martin
Kropp won the second prize offered
to gentlemen. He took the part of an
East Side Yiddish merchant and was
really very clever in character work.
As a matter of fact. Mr. Kropps char
acter was undoubtedly the best car
ried of the evening. His dancing spe
cialty brought down the house. In
dian maids, cowgirls, tramps, princes,
piineesses. cavaliers and football art
ists mixed indiscriminately and had
the best time imaginable. The com
mittee in charge saw to it that only
those personally known to members of
the Moose were present, and by invi
tation. Refreshments were served.
1e mvsi was furnished hy T ill
Before the masque began tne Moose
held a short business session. Th?
campaign for ;rereasing the member
ship was mapped out more extensively
and committees appointed to look
after the work. For the next few
woeks the iodge will work under spe
cial dispensation which will allow it
to take in new members under the
same conditions as existed before the
charter was closed.
Some extensive improvements in
Moose hall are contemplated. A elub
room will be partitioned off at the
south end. The partition at the north
end will be removed and the dancing
hall extended to the rear end of the
building. A series of waiting rooms,
lockers, etc., will be provided the en
tire length of the west side. When
the elub room is opened a library will
he installed, together with card tables,
etc. It is the intention of the house
committee to provide pool and bil
liard tables in the very near future. .
Honey Boy" George Evans and
his minstrels are dated for Lincoln
soon. Evans and his entire company
belong to the L. O. O. M. and the local
herd purposes giving a smoker in
their honor after the performance at
the- Oliver. It will be something worth
while and will undoubtedly call the
whole herd in from the woods.
De guy dat's ruimin' fr offus is
alius dead sertin dat de country is a
goin t' hell unless folks take a more
active intrust in politicks.
DEATH OF WALSH.
John R. Walsh is dead, and the cold
earth that covers his mortal remains
may well cover the shortcomings of
the man. Walsh lived to realize to
truth of the old adage that "curses
As Introduction We Offer Special
Discount on Our New, Unusually
For Season 1911-12
$19.50 values Black Kersey, special price $15.75
$22.50 values Black Kersey, full lined $19.50
Our collection of new handsomely styled good
fitting dresses at special cut prices for 5 days.
$12.50 values Serges, vine and navy . $9.75
$14.50 values Serges with velvet waist ...$11 .50
$22.50 values Silk Velvets, special $17:9S
SWEATER COATS AT $2.48 ""
Wool yarn, double breasted coat and co-ed styles,
regular $3.95 and $2.95 values, now $2.4&
SILK WAISTS AT $2.95 AND $1.95
A good selection of colors in broken size assortment of
Messalines and Taffatas, $3.95 to $5.95 values,
choice at $2.95 and $1.95
We are showing a beautiful new line of Ladles Neck
wear, including the new Side Frills and Jabots,
at 25 and 50c
We are offering two special values in Comforts, covere
with good satine or silkoKne and filled with nice clean
fluffy cotton, full size, regular S2.25 and $2.50 values,
special this week .
$2.25 values at $1.S9
$2.50 values at $1.9S
917-921 0. OPPOSITE POST
like chickens come home to roost. !
Fifteen years ago he was mighty free
in denouncing as dishonest, as repudia
tionists. ail those who differed from
him on the money .question. His vo
cabulary was insufficient to enable him
to frame sentences severe enough to
condemn those who did not agree with
him. Yet those whom he denounced as
dishonest and as swindlers lived to
.see this self-appointed guardian of
the national honor una tae prison i
stripes and suffer the disgrace of a j
felon. Walsh belonged to tire old
school who believed that anything was
fair so long as it paid a profit. The i
No one criticizes Lincoln for not having public buildings
equal to the public buildings of Cleveland, New York and t
Philadelphia. No fairminded person expects the street rail
way of Lincoln to be equal in equipment and service to the
railways of these large cities.
There are 23 cities in the class of Lincoln 40,000 to 50,
000 population. These are Atlantic City, N. J., Bay City,
Mich., Berkley, Calif., Binghampton, N. Y., Chattanooga,
Term., Davenport, la., Haverhill, Mass., Lancaster, Pa., Lit
tle Rock, Ark., Macon, Ga., McKeesport, Pa., Maiden, Mass.,
New Britain, Conn., Pueblo, Colo., Rockford, Bis., Sacramen-
to, Calif., Saginaw, Mich., Springfield, 0., Topeka, Kas.,
Wheeling, W. Va., York, Pa.
The Topeka company gives more than the average ser
vice and has more than the average track.
. Topeka's track mileage is 32.
Lincoln's track mileage is 56.85.
.Topeka, car miles run, 1,064,332.
Lincoln, car miles run, 2,023,618.
The types of cars used in Lincoln single truck and
double truck are used in Topeka and the other cities named.
Not one of the 23 cities furnishes a service equal in
amount to the service in Lincoln,
Not any of the 23 cities has as many miles of track, or
has any better types of car and operation.
UNCOLN TRACTION CO.
rale of might was his creed- lie
lived to see the day when public- opin
ion would no longer stand for- that,
form vf bniness.
After ruling with an iron hand' f'r
a generation this strong man wasr at
Jast broken. His obsession wast monry
makinsr. And what did it profit himt
Tie lost fortune and honor. II diet J
within a week after veins release!
from prison, and of all the muliew &
made and handled, not one dollar
could he take with Mm. After all,
there are far better waya of spending
one's time on earth than m the mvrer
making of monev.
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