Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912, December 15, 1911, Image 14
CMMSTMAS GIF IS RTH WHILE WO 81 XTr' Bm immvi'iwiii '' Our store offers you the widest possible choice of suitable Christmas gifts for Men, Young Men, Youths and Boys. Suspenders, Neckwear, Hose, Mufflers, Handkerchiefs, Collars, Cuffs, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Negligee and Dress Shirts, Hose, Supporters, Cuff and Collar Buttons, Sweaters, Fancy Vests, Belts, Stick Pins, Hats, Caps, Shoes. Really the variety of choice is practically unlimited, and whatever your selection you will know that the recipient of your gift is getting something useful, as well as something pretty. This store is the real Santa Claus Head quarters for those looking for gifts for Men and Boys. ON THE CORNER TENTH AND O STREETS WHAT LINCOLN HAS Lincoln is the most beautiful city, population considered, in the United States. Lincoln has the purest drinking water of any city iu the west. Lincoln is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, and as a residence city it has no superior. Lincoln is the educational center of the west. The State University of Ne braska, the Nebraska Agricultural Col lege, and Experimental Farm, the Ne braska "Wesleyan University. Cotner University, Union College, Nebraska Military Academy. Conservatories of Uusic, Parochial schools, several busi ness colleges, medical and dental col- THE COMMERCIAL leges, and a system of public schools not excelled. Lincoln boasts of the high intelli gence of its laboring people. Liucoln has no congested slums or teuament districts. Liucoln retail stores afford rare op portunities for shopping. Liucoln theaters attract the best pro ductions. Lincoln has seventy-five miles of street railways. Liiieolu public libraries contain over 100,000 volumes, exclusive of pamph lets. Liucoln has unequalled hotel accom modations. Lincoln has au auditorium capable of SPEIER accommodating the largest conven tions. Lincoln owns its waterworks system and electric lighting plant. Lincoln's rate of taxation is exceed ingly low. Lincoln has the largest creamery in the world. Lincoln government and municipal buildings are models of their kind. Lincoln has two hundred and eighty six miles of streets. Lincoln has thirty-seven miles of paved streets. . Lincoln has thirty-five blocks in downtown districts lighted by orna mental poles. M 41 CLUB BUILDING Lincoln has five trunk-lines of rail ways with eighteen diverging lines. Lincoln has four interurban electric lines. Lincoln lias one hundred and sixteen wholesale houses. Lincoln has one hundred and thirty five manufacturing plants. Lincoln has fifty-seven churches all denominations. Lincoln has twenty-eight public and private schools. Lincoln has fifty-two newspapers and periodicals. Lincoln has three great daily news papers The Nebraska State Journal, The Lincoln Evening News and The Lincoln Daily Star. THE GIFTS THAT GIVE COMPLETE SATISFACTION; that are gifts of utility as well as gifts of beauty; the kind of gifts that mean service, as well as carry the spirit of Christmas. Just what father, brother, husband, son or sweetheart would most like to have. SUIT OR OVERCOAT FOR HIM Wouldn't a Suit or Overcoat make him feel good? Something that would give comfort, be of real service. Whether father, son, husband or brother, such a present would be most acceptable. FROM TEN TO THIRTY DOLLARS and in every garment there is a splendid value in style, fit, color and fabric The product of the best makers. Clothing that will give the maximum service at the minimum of cost Our prices now are as low, or lower, as the "bargain prices" you have offered elsewhere after the season has ended. CHRISTMAS KNICK-KNACKS & SIMON Lincoln has two hundred and ten acres of beautiful parks. Lincoln has seven banks with de posits of $9,000,000. Lincoln has four magnificent thea ters. Lincoln is noted for its freedom from labor strikes and disturbances. Lincoln is the permanent home of the Nebraska State Fair. Lincoln offers excellent opportuni ties for business investment- A CRYING NEED. One of the crying needs of eastern Nebraska is interurban railroads. Un til Nebraska amends some of her laws cause capital is too timid, but because capital is not going to take great risks and then be content with less return than is possible on investments that are as certain as the tides. In other words, men are not going to invest millions in interurban railroads, wait years for the roads to develop territory and become profitable, and then ac cept a return far less than the returns upon first farm mortgage investments. Public control of public service cor porations is an accomplished fact. Cor poration managers have accepted the inevitable. But in our anxiety to con trol these publie service corporations may it not be possible that we have swung to the opposite extreme from the old days when the public service corporations controlled the public? To build an electric interurban line, say from Lincoln to Auburn, would eost approximately $8,000,000. Of this amount not less than $250,000 would have to be spent for surveys, printing, corporation fees, etc. An equal amount would be expended in other and equally legitimate ways. Then four or five years would elapse before profit able traffic could be developed. And after profitable traffic was developed our state laws would step in and say: "You shall not pay more than 7 per cent on the. physical valuation of your property. You shall not have any re turns upon expenditures not show in actual property. For your risk and your daring in taking this chance you shall have nothing. The fact that you might have lost your all cuts no fig ON THE SQUARE WE SAVE YOU MONEY Stetson ure with us. The fact that you have added millions to the taxable wealth of" the state "by developing the terri tory more highly is of no concern to us. You may have just 7 per cent in terest on an amount shown by the physical valuation of the property, and out of this must come all untoward ex pense." Understanding these facts, do you wonder that capital is not seeking in vestment in interurban railway- pro jects in Nebraska, but prefers first farm mortgages that pay 6 per cent from the jump? Of course capital is timid. And if you 11 think a minute yon will realize that men who have the brains to ac quire wealth also have brains enough to take long ehanees when there is no show of securing returns commensur ate with the chances taken. Nebraska should amend her corporation laws BANKERS LIFE BUILDING not in the interests of capital, but in the interests of Nebraska and her jeo ple. STARTLING BUTTER FACTS. The rapid growth of the dairying in dustry in Nebraska is shown by the assessment figures collected by the au ditor's department at the state house. A few years ago there were central skimming stations here and there, and farmers hauled their milk to town, had it skimmed and either hauled the skimmed milk home or threw it away. This was an awful economic waste. will Don't take chances o n your hzt- Get the best the But all that is changed now. The central skimming station has been done away with, and in its place is the "gathering station." The farmer skims his own milk, hauls the eream to town and feeds the skimmed milk to the hogs. The assessors reports show that on April 1, 1911, there were 50,665 cream separators in Nebraska. Cream separ ators eost money, and unless a farmer has a lot of milk to skim he doesn't buy one. So just for fun let as suppose that each separator skims $150 worth of cream from Nebraska milk every year and tliat's entirely too conservative- That means 7.599.750 worth of eream or butterfit. Bat it would be nearer the truth to say that these sep arators will average $3CO or more per year, and it is safe to say that dar ing 1911 there will be separated not less than $17,500,000 worth of eream froin the milk extracted from Ne- braska dairy cows. We are a domestie people, we Ne braskans. Our "women folk" are great homebodies, and most of them good housekeepers. We know this be cause there are more than 127,000 sew ing machines in the state about one sewing maehine to each ten Xebras kans. or about one sewing machine to every two families. Will Jlanpin's Weekly is not prepared with statistics for all the states, but it is willing to venture the assertion that no state in the Union owns more sewing machines per capita than Nebraska.