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PROPER WINTER GARB
'THE KIND OF CLOTHING
that will keep the body
warm and the heart light.
Quality clothing that gives the
services the weaver is entitled
to for his money. And the
real bargain price is right now
when the man of taste and
judgment wants seasonable,
Suits and Over
coats $10 to $30
The Clothing values that have
made this store famous val
ues for right now that will be
offered elsewhere after the
season is over, at the same
price as "Wonderful Clearing
Sales." Now is the time to
make your selections of Holi
You can select from our stock
of Clothing, Furnishings
Shoes, etc, the most appro
priate and pleasing Christmas
gifts for father, brother, hus
band, son or sweetheart, gifts
that will be appreciated use
Men's and Boy's
We sell everything worn by
men, young men, youths and
boys and what we sell is the
very best the market affords.
Good fabrics, snappy styles,
perfect makes the real Cloth
Remember, we have no
"end of the season bargain
sales. ' ' We make the bargain
prices all the time the price
now, others will advertise as
bargains later on. It will be
to your advantage to study
f C. GUARANTEED
ff SL u AIX WOOL
SPEIER & SIMON
Tenth and 0 Street
Origin of the Four Poster.
In medieval times, when life was
very insecure, it was usual for people
to sleep on a bed which was surrouud
d by sides of boards with strong
post at the four corners. These sides
contained sliding doors, which could
toe fastened inside. When men retired
t rest they took a weapon with them.
If attacked in the night they were
aroused by the noise made by the
crashing in of their wooden defense
And were able to defend themselves.
When the law became strong enough
to protect human life the sides of the
bedstead were gradually dispensed
with, but the four posts remained.
The boxlike bedstead still survives, in
the rural -arts of Scotland and is al
most necessary where the earthern
floors and imperfect ceilings cause
much damp. Emily Bronte in "Wuth
efing Uelphts" describes one of these
bedsteads in the old mansions as form
ing a "little closet.- Mr. Lock wood,
who had to sleep in It. says, "1 slid
back the panel sides, pot in with my
light, pulled them together again and
there Ts n ancient Egyptian papyrus
from which the following has been de
ciphered: "Pronounce not the name
of 1. A. O. under the penalty of the
peach." This has been supposed to
be a death warning to those who might
be tempted to reveal mysteries in con
nection with the religious rites of the
The Romans probably learned of
Prussia acid from the Egyptians. His
tory has it that in the reign of Tiberius
a Roman knight accused of treason
drank poison and immediately fell
dead at the feet of the senators, a sig
nificant circumstance, inasmuch as no
other poison has the almost instan
taneous effect of prussic acid.
He Lagged Superfluous,
rtttsfield. in the Berkshire hills, had
la the o!il days, like many another
New En sr. ami town, a number of men
and wotnea who were called "charac
ter."" Oue of these was Bill Brown, a
aaan unfortunately addicted to drink
and frequently intoxicated for days at
On one occasion he went into the
hop of the local hatter. Sir. Smith,
and asked for the best beaver in the
tore. Mr. Smith produced the desired
article, saying as he took the money.
"That beaver will last a man a life-tinie.-
Biil went proudly down the main
street with his fine beaver on his head
aad immediately celebrated the event
with a protracted debauch.
When he recovered he returned to
the shop with a roost disreputable hat.
."Look here. I thought you said this
ftjere beaver would last me a lifetime."
"So it would." rroirW Mr. Smith.
"If you had died when you ought to."
The Light Was There.
A well known New York clubman
was found by a police officer very late
one night in a pitiable state of intoxi
cation. The wretched fellow stood be
neath a lamppost, which he was kick
ing with might and main.
Slightly amused, the policeman
watched him a moment. Then he said:
"Here. sir. what are you doing
No reply. Only bang. bang, bang
the tipsy one dealt the lamppost
three more kicks.
What are you doing?" repeated
The man delivered another quick
volley of very furious kicks, and then,
looking up. he said:
"Oh. 1 know she's in all right,
"cause there's!! hie a light upstairs."
"Merely that 1 refused your hus
band twenty-five years ago," replied
the little southerner as she moved
away to seek a more congenial atmos
phere." The Vegetarian Oyster.
Oysters are most exemplary in the
matter of diet. The oyster la well
nigh a vegetarian, living almost ex
clusively on seaweed, including the
minute pine pollen of the water.
Smaller animals form only 5 per cent
of his food. He is a methodical feed
er, always dining between the hours
of 12 and 2 in the afternoon. When
he wants his meals he simply opens
his shell and lets the water flow in
through a sort of gilL which retains
the food, allowing the water to run
out again. It is only in frosty weath
er that the oyster goes off his feed.
In order to protect himself as much
as possible from the cold he lies with
the bulging shell uppermost. In this
position he cannot open his shell and
must perforce go short of food. But
he would sooner starve than let the
cold water la to chill his delicate flesh.
Bless him! London Chronicle.
Penalty ef tha Puck.
The EcT4iaus appear to have been
acquainted with what is commonly
vailed prussic a td. the most deadly
f poisons. It is held that they dis
tilled It from certain plants and trees,
ttotablj the iea.-h. In .the Louvre
The Retort Genial.
A southern woman who is now past
her prime, but whose ready wit still
makes her a welcome guest wherever
she goes, tells the following story
about an encounter with what she
terms a "northern iceberg:" She was
at a musical entertainment at a pri
vate house in New Tort, and at the
end of a song which had been delight
fully rendered she turned with an ex
clamation of pleasure to a lady who i
tat near and whom she knew by
sight, but had never met. The wom
an addressed looked at her in surprise
for a mosient and then asked coldly.
"Have I the pleasure of knowing
No." was the answer, "but I felt at
liberty to speak to you on account of
your being under such Tery great ob
ligasions to me."
"Will you hare the goodness to ex
plain what you mean?' said the New
York woman haughtily.
In Mourning For Tigers.
The Mosa-Aroi. otherwise known in
Darrang as Bagh-4-aroi. the tiger folk,
a snbtribe or sept of the Bara race,
still regard it as the correct thing to
go into mourning for twenty-four
hours or so whenever a tiger dies near
their village. Solid food is tabooed
no slight privation to the Kachari.
stout fellows and. in face the navvies
of Assam par excellence. Then at the
end of the fast there must be a gen
eral cleanup, the floors and walls be
ing smeared with a mud, clothes and
brazen utensils being thoroughly
cleansed in running water and earth
enware vessels that have been used
at alt being actually broken and thrown
away. Lastly, santi-jal. "the water of
peace." is drunk and the flesh of a
sacrificed Bowl or pig eaten by all the
clansmen in common. London Athenaeum.
Douglas Jsrrold In School
ru;3as "Sen-old wrote "Black Eyed
Susan" when he was twenty-one and
contributed to Punch the immensely
popular "Camlle Lectures" not long
afterward. But at nine years of age
young Jerroid had been scarcely able
to read, and it was not until he was
apprenticed to a printer, after serving
for some time as a midshipman at sea,
that he showed either desire or capac
ity for intellectual improvement.
The Tool He Used
"I was throwing np dirt from aa ex
cavation in the pavement one day,"
said an old laborer, "when a little old
chap with white hair stopped to look
on. I was as big as two of him. After
a minute or two I rested on my shovel
and looked up at him. Said I:
" 'If you had to do work with a
shovel for your living you'd starve to
death before you could make a trench
deep enough to bury you In."
"I thought that was a smart thing to
cay. and I laughed. Then he answered
rue. He was a slow speaking man
with a sort of drawL
'I might starve as you say he
said. and yet I have a trade in
which I use a tool very much tike
yours. In fact many people who
work at my trade use the tool to
shovel dirt and filth with as you do
with yours. This is the tooL
"He handed me a steel pen.
" la it a joke? I asked.
" "It is a tool to make them
with, he nodded. That is part of
my trade. My name is Twain Mark
"I have the pea yet." concluded the
laborer, "and no dirt was ever shoveled
with It" New York Globe.
Mere Than Gratuitous.
Apropos of the custom of some hos
tesses to invite professional artistes to
their house in the expectation that they
will amuse their guests free of charge,
a story Is told of Xme. Berthe Bady.
the famous Parisian artiste, who was
Invited to a social gathering and asked
by the hostess to recite. She consent
ed, and then, in order that there might
be no mistake about the matter, the
"Hot kind it Is of you to work for
us In this friendly manner !"
The emphasis on the word "friendly"
was so marked as to show clearly
enough that the service was to be gra
tuitous. After the recitation was over
Mine. Bady took a silver card tray from
a footman, and. Imitating the musicians
In the cafes chantants, she made a tour
of the drawing room and collected
yhatever contributions were offered,
and they were substantial ones. Then
she handed them to her hostess and
left the house.
Lightning's Qinar Ways.
As every one knows, it Is dangerous
to stand near a tree during a thunder
storm, but If any one is so foolish as
to do it he will do well to lean against
the tree. If he does this the charge
goes in at his shoulder, burning it, and
then passes down the skin along the
middle of the back. Arrived at the
legs, it may run along one or both. It
will seriously burn the knees and other
prominent parts, get out through the
stockings or bore a bole through the
boots or destroy the boots altogether.
But if he stands near a tree or wall
without being in contact the stream of
lightning may jump to the head bones
and cause instant death. If it doesn't
do this it will probably born the hair
and travel over the skin of the head,
going down the front of the body or
getting inside it and doing terrible
IN LIFE'S AUTUMN
The time of the "sere and yellow" are yoa prepar
ing for it by saving tip? Are you laying up a
part of your earnings putting some of your
dollars aside and making them work for you?
Just saving dollars is not enough you ought
to make the dollars you work for work for
you. The idle dollar is a useless dollar. It is
worthless while idle.
We'll make a job for your dollars put them
to work. Deposit your savings with us.
WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEREST
Come in and let us explain how we are able
to put your dollars to working for you.
American Savings Bank
110 South Eleventh Street
Robert Louis Stevenson was a close
student of style and has left more
than one interesting discussion of the
technique of writing. In a letter to
R A. M. Stevenson, dated October.
1SS3, he says:
"There is but one art to omit: Oh,
if I knew how to omit I would ask no
other knowledge! A man who knew
how to omit would make an 'Iliad of
a daily paper.""
To men engaged in editorial v-Tit- ,
ing (which in America is the art of
making ideas effective before a vast ,
audience) and to young men and wom
en in college who are planning to en
ter Journalism we recommend that the
above few words of Stevenson's be
committed to memory and put Into
practice. Collier's Weekly.
A Comet's Three Parts.
A comet has three parts. The nu
cleus is the bright, starlike point which
is the kernel, the true potential comet
Around this is spread the coma, a sort
of luminous fog. shading from the
nucleus and forming with it the head.
Still beyond is the delicate tail, stretch
ing away into space. And this to the
world in general is the comet itself,
though always the least dense of the
whole. Sometimes entirely wanting
or hardly detectible. the tan is again
an extension millions of miles in
length. Although usually a single
brush of light, comets .have been seen
with no fewer than six tails.
Shamp Machine Company
317 Sooth Eleventh Street
Lincoln " Nebraska
Automobile Repairing a Specialty
"Welded-All" machine for all kinds of electric welding
Repairing of all kinds done promptly and at lowest prices
consistent with good work.
Antos for Hire at Reduced Rates
Call Bell A2779
Named for Lincoln
Made in Lincoln
Test of the Ch en
Test of the Taste
Test of Digestion
Test of Quality
Test of Quantity
Test cf Time
Measured by Every
Test.it Proves Best
I BE MY
Demand Liberty Flour and take no other,
does not handle it, phone us about it.
If your grocer
H. O. BARBER & SON
FIRST SAVINGS BANK
The directors of this bank ere the same as the
directors of the First National Bank of Lincoln
4 per cent Interest 'on Deposits
We gladly open accounts for sums as lorn as'
Sheared In Installments.
Sheep are put to double use in the
northern part of India, in the Hima
layas. They are driven from market
to market with the wool still growing,
and in each village the owner shears
as much wool as he can sell there and
loads the sheared sheep with the grain
he receives in exchange. After his
flock has been sheared he turns it
homeward, each animal carrying a
bag of grain.
Got His Reward.
Old Maid But why should a great
strong man like you be found begging?
Wayfarer Dear lady, it is the only
profession I know in which a gentle
man can address a beautiful woman
without an introduction. London
"How are you getting along in the
law business, old man?"
I have one client."
"Is he rich?"
"He was." Boston Transcript-
It la better to find excuses for others
than for ourselves.
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