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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1911)
SOL THOMPSON S PLATFORM.
Ia filing for the democratic sena
torial nomination, William IL Thomp
son issued the following platform. It
rings true, and it is deserving of the
thoughtful consideration of the voters
Iu asking the voters of the state
to take me into their confidence, I feel
that it is my duty to take them into
mine by frankly stating my position
on the leading questions now seeking
solutiou. The same honesty of pur
pose and business economy should be
carried into one's public life that is
demanded and exercised in private
business. Each co-ordinate branch of
our government should keep within
its constitutional limitations.
The Sherman anti-trust law should
not be repealed, but should be rigidly
enforced, as well the criminal pro
vision as the civil.
The income tax amendment to the
constitution should be adopted by
every state, and every senator should
lend, his influence to aid it.
The constitution should be amended
to provide for the election of the
United States senators by direct vote.
The Tayne-Aldrich tariff should be
reduced to a reevnue basis, and in
so reducing it, those things commonly
used by the poorer people should, as
far as possible, be placed on the
free list; also the articles manu
factured in this country and sold at
a less price in foreign countries.
The Aldrich monetary scheme should
be defeated, and a central bank denied
the sanction of law.
The right of wage-earners and pro
ducers to organize for their protection
should not be denied them, and courts
of arbitration should be provided for
the settlement of differences between
employes and employers.
The national resources should be
conserved for public uses, and private
monopolies thereof prevented.
All campaign contributions and ex
penditures should be made public both
before and after election ; such laws
should be honestly upheld and com
The different states to retain all
rights not granted the national gov
ernment by the federal constitution,
and if a doubt should arise as to the
authority of either, it should be re
solved in favor of the state.
If elected my motto shall be as it
has been: "Special privileges to none,
and equal rights to all."
ERNEST WEEKLY, HERO.
"Greater love hath no man than this,
that he lay down his life for his
And with a smile upon his face
Ernest "Weekly, a Nebraska boy living
in Chicago, went to his death saving
the life of a girl to him an utter
stranger. The story of his heroic
sacrifice should be known to all Ne
braskans, and told around family fire
sides for generations to come, because
it will be an inspiration, to the youth
of the state.
Stepping from a suburban train
young Weekly saw a girl, dazed and
frightened, standing in the way of an
oncoming train. His quick brain saw
the one thing to be done; grasped all
the risk. And he never hesitated.
Springing to the track he threw the
girl to safety, only to have the cruel
wheels crush the life out of his strong
young body. And as he closed his
eyes in death a smile beautified his
We have builded monuments all
over this fair land to men who gained
glory upon the field of battle, where
they killed instead of saved. Ne
braskans should erect an enduring
monument of marble to Ernest Week
ly, just as lovers of heroic sacrifice
have erected in their hearts a monu
ment to his memory that will last
longer than marble shaft.
There is an inspiration in the touch
of comrades by your side, with the
rattle of musketry and the roar of
cannon all about, with stirring mar
tial music sounding in the ears and
the glorious old flag waving overhead.
It is easy to dare and do and de
under such circumstances. But it
takes a greater heroism to die s-S
Ernest Weekly died the greatest
heroism that mortal man may show,
Ttis name should be blazoned on the
pages of Nebraska's glorious history,
the story of his heroism even more
familiar than the stories of martial
Ernest Weekly's mortal remains will
sleep in the little cemetery at Valley,
but the influence of his heroism will
go on in ever widening circles, and be
an inspiration to the youth of
ME. WRITTEN "S RE-EMPLOYMENT.
It is gratifying to those who have
noted Walter S. Whitten's good work
as secretary of the Lincoln Commer
cial club to know that he has been
re-employed for a term of two years,
and that his salary has been increased.
Mr. Whittn's work has been the
prime cause leading to the Lincoln
Commerieal club's standing as a virile
force in the upbuilding of this splendid
city. lie is always on the job, always
boosting, always looking for some
thing to push' Lincoln ahead. What
he has accomplished in the past is
an earnest of what he will accomplish
in the future.
PRETTY WELL, THANK YOU!
Not boasting, of course, but just
twenty-seven progressive, enterprising
Nebraskans had their names entered
upon the subscription books of Will
Maupin's Weekly during the week
ending November 30. "I like your
paper's style of boosting for Ne
braska," writes an Omaha business
man. "Tour paper ought to be read
by every loyal Nebraskan," writes
a friend in Grand Island. "It is do
ing splendid work." A sample copy
was recently sent to a prominent
Richardson county man, In sending
in a three year's subscription he
wrote: "Your one article on 'Orch
arding in Nebraska ' was worth ten
times the money. It ought to be read
by every man in Nebraska."
Will Maupin's Weekly is striving
to make a place for itself in Nebraska
newspaperdom by being of service
to Nebraska and Nebraskans. Now
is the time to subscribe. Fifty-two
consecutive weekly doses of optimism
and good cheer for one-dollar.
OFT FOR TEXAS.
Next Tuesday evening a train load
of Nebraskans will leave Lincoln for
Texas, where most of the travelers
have land holdings. The special will
be in charge of Sehwind & Maher,
managers of the Valley Fruit Farm
and Garden Co., owning a huge tract
of land in Jackson and Matagorda
counties, Texas. The occasion is the
celebration of the first anniversary
of the founding of the thriving city
of Franeitis on the company's tract
Will Maupin's Weekly mentions
this excursion for the purpose of
pointing a moral. What Sehwind &
Maher have done for Jackson and
Matagorda counties could be done
for any two counties in Nebraska by
men equally enterprising. These two
gentlemen have opened up a great
tract of land and have secured for
its settlement several hundred of the
best people of Nebraska. Howl By
hustling, by systematic advertising,
by proving their statements. They
have demonstrated the possibility of
securing settlers by judicious pub
licity and that is the one thing that
Nebraska needs most of all. Their
example could be followed with . vast
benefit by a lot of real estate men in
Nebraska whose acquaintance we en
joy and whose friendship we esteem.
But signs painted with a shoebrush
and tacked on billboards will not sell
land either in Nebraska or Texas.
PENSIONS FOR MOTHERS.
Under the Illinois law, any poor
mother may now receive a pension to
aid her in bringing up her children.
She is under no obligation to amiable
persons of philanthropic instincts and
means, nor to charity societies or
church or other private associations.
She gets the money as a right and not
as a favor, out of the public treasury
into which she pays money, whether
she knows it or not, as a direct-taxpayer
or an indirect-taxpayer. The
pension is paid to her for bringing up
, her children at home, as money Is
paid to teachers for bringing them up
at school.- -The -families of dead
workers and those of poor conviets
will not any longer be doomed to de
struction where this law applies. The
family home, not the charity institu
tion, is the ideal of this law. May its
principles progress until, out of the
abundance which belongs to society
but whieh goes now to individuals un
earned, all families are thus provided
for but better. Chicago Public.
DO YOUR SHOPPING EARLY.
If not for your own comfort, then
for the sake of the overworked women
and men who toil behind the counters
Have some mercy on your fellows
Give them some reason for believing
that Christmas is the season of good
will. You wouldn't work a horse
the .way you compel hundreds of wom
en and men to work for you during
the Christmas shopping season. Let
us make Christmas a season of good
will by being considerate of others.
Do your shopping early, avoid "rush
ing," and spread happiness wherever
BLYTHE 'S HOT AYR.
Sam Blythe writes about men and
events with a style of assurance that
the reader sometimes thinks that he
really knows what he is talking about.
But it is evident that he is given to
talking through his hat without re
gard to the facts, and with the pur
pose of making his stories interesting.
Writing about political conditions in
Nebraska he declares that Dahlman is
the second biggest democrat in the
state, next to Bryan. How about
Hitchcock, Sammy, and Sahllenberger,
and all the big and little giants of
democracy? If that is the best thai
Blythe can do he can be safely set
down as a hot air vender instead or a
truthful chronieler of the times.
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Here you can get anything you
want or need in the line of
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commencement and wedding
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We are showing all the cor
rect, new models and the
fabrics never were so attractive.
You'll see here garments se
lected, not from one line, but
from several of the leading
lines of Men's and Boy's
Overcoats made, and if, with
such a bunch to pick from,
you use as much care in making your selection as
we did, you certainly can't go wrong.
Hundreds of styles to pick from and the
prices are all within your reach. You won't find
as good a line of
Coats anywhere, and we guarantee these just the
same as those you pay from $24 to $45 for.
Come in and try one of our big Convertable
Collar Storm Coats or any other style you like.
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WE NEED 'EM ALT.
"Why all this regret over the de
parture of Ross, Davidson, Crab tree
et al. from, the state to fill high posi
tions in other states? We have plenty
more of 'em left. In faet we protTuee
them in Nebraska and feel puffed tip
a little because other states offer them
big wages to get them. They grow
in Nebraska. Come and get some
more when in need. Crete Demoerat.
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"Stop," said St. Peter. "Too eat
eome in here. You were a rich man.
"Bat here's the tax list," replied
the applicant. "Look at it. TbaH
see that I paid taxes on only $1,500
worth of property. You don't call
that rich, do you!"
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