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EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME
"Spectacular mourning ts not so
popular as it as some years ago."
aid the manager of a city department
store in Ki.sw or to an Inquiry on that
subject. "Th.ne U still a large busi
ness done iu all kinds of mourning
rood tr.it cither the somber period
aaa grown rarrter or many bereaved
letroas ; rx.ir not to be conspicuous
because cl :h-ir sorrows, for the sale
cf t. r;iir;l5.s ..'cda has ta'len off. In
tte $;aKirery department there seems
to te ca in fact, the demand
for biack lcniercd cards and writing
ivir has in-r?r.sed ." To Illustrate
the tjua'tty of setae "show mourning"
he saM t a stationery establish
ment a stacit ttrce ago a woman In
deepest t - ct, as-ked to see samples
cf dinner dance cards. She selected
one and ordered one hundred to bo
done on bics cocdered cards, com
prevtsiua arlta aer conscience by
sucgeaUac Uaat XAe border bo not too
ltj at Wert Point.
Deeply fixed In the thought of the
sere well-to-day. is the belier that
anything like equality of opportunity
or condition would be Incompatible
with their own enjoyment and with ef
ficiency of work In the lower classes.
The dignity of self-sustained leader
ship on the one hand, and the spur of
necessity on the other, seems to them
the only forces which can keep the
world wovlng. But this belief has
really a higher authority than that
et tradition and long-established cus
tom. West Point, and In only a less
degree tbe service outside, demon
strates the Impotence of wealth or
privilege as a necessary spur to en
deavor. Equality of opportunity, priv
ileges, and pecuniary rewards are
found to be In no sense incompatible
with Individual Initiative, with effi
ciency In work and with the general
happiness. No loss results rather, the
reverse from the absence of all ex
traneous advantages, and from com
pelling every one to stand on his own
merit, performing the work for which
be Is fitted, without any reference to
the pecuniary compensation which he
rererte. The Atlantic
Hoping for the WorsV-
jtmpson doesn't like you." -. .
I hadat suspected that What
makes you think he doesn't like met
-I heard him wishing the other day
that you would buy an aeroplane."
-No." said Mr. Cumrox: "I dont In
the lets', disapprove of my daughter's
marrying a title."
"But you seem dissatisfied."
"I am. What I object to la the tot
taw that goes with 11"
Ta the Man of Honor.
mtss are the same as
33 1-3 and 50 per
TWEED DEFIED BY HOFFMAN
Tammany Boss Could Not Frighten
Governor Into Giving Approval
to Certain Bill.
As a questioning reporter, the writer
had been received by Governor Hoff
man, in the executive office of the old
capitol. with that dignified courtesy
that marked the governor's Inter
course with any one. high or low.
The question had been asked, and the
answer given. The reporter rose, and
was making his acknowledgements,
when the green baize doors that sepa
rated the executive chamber from the
outer office were swung violently open
and "Boss" Tweed, with red face,
flashing eyes and theratenlng manner.
burst Into the room.
The governor advanced to meet
him. with a heavy frown upon his
"I hear that you're goln" to veto
such-acd-such a bill. Governor Hoff
man T shouted Tweed.
"Such Is my Intention. Senator
Tweed." replied the governor, very
white of face.
"Do you know I'm behind that bill?"
raising his voice, threateningly.
"I have been so Informed." was the
"See here, you expect to have a sec
ond term, don't you?" cried the en
"Senator Tweed. I propose to be
governor of the state of New York
one term and to accept no dictation
during It." replied the governor, look
ing straight into the eyes of the fran
tic boss aad standing op very straight.
Tweed ripped out an oath as ha
wheeled around and flung himself out
of the room. From "Random Recol
lections of an Old Political Reporter,
by William C. Hudson. r
A woman who possesses a charming
temper and cordial manners is sure to
be popular. Said a witty Boston wom
an: "I do like to have people behave
as If they were glad to see me. whether
they are or not. I think a hostess
should speak in a pleased tone, even
if she only says. 'My dear Mrs. So-
end-So. I am perfectly delighted to
ee you! Do sit right down on this
bent pin!" Harper's Bazar.
People who sit aad wait for great
moments miss many wonderful small
moments, and they are u bo nltied
A gentleman Is a gentleman. A
party is a man who gets his hair cut
on Saturday night. Topeka Capital.
Say the Optimist.
There Is one good point about big
troubles they eat up little ones
WHAT HORSE-POWER .MJANS
- . . , a:a
Example of Great Liner's Turbine En
gines Given to Explain the Com- '
mon Phrase. ' 1 '
; . j ---?" - " -
In connection with steamship pro
pulsion the average man is apt to
speak very jglibly of so many hundred
or thousand horse-power. Bat" It ll
extremely doubtful If one person In a
hundred really has a due appreciation
of what the phrase actually means.
On this point some very Interesting
remarks were made by John ' Heck,
the Glasgow engineer surveyor.
He said that, calculating the
strength of twelve men to be equal
to one horse-power, it would "require
840,000 men to prfc.tuce as much, en
ergy as the 70.0CO horse-power de
veloped by the turbine machinery of
the express Cunarder LusUania.- Then
if the men were to work on the eight
hour day system those figures would
give a total of 2.520.000. that being
the number of men whose strength
would be necessary to drive the vessel
across the Atlantic ocean. So it would
take all the mea la Scotland u supply
the energy produced ail the day round
by the wonoerful turbine machinery ot
this great ship. Railway and Loco
motive Engineer. .
Honor Above AIL ...
Believe it to be the greatest .of aS
infamies to prefer your existence - te
your honor, and for the sake of Ufa
to lose every inducement to liv.
Nona to Do the Chorea,. -More
than four million people are
estimated to attend moving picture
hows la the United States every day.
No wonder it is getting so hard to find
somebody willing to do the chores.
These Gentlemanly Arana. - j
The Arab vices and virtues "(for. they
have both) are drawn" from the desert.
They are the handsomest men in .the
world, these Arabs; but they" are not
the cleanest. In reverent demeanor
and tactful courtesy they surpass tha
most cultured gentlemen of Europe;
but they are notorious thieves.
' Their hospitality is proverbial. For
three days the Arab host will protect
one who has eaten bread and salt in
his tent, even to dying in defense of
his guest. When the time limit of the
salt brotherhood has expired the host
will feel quite free to rob the for
mer guest on his own account. Ordi
narily the Arab lives on Bread and
milk, or bread and cheese. If a guest
arrives he will Insist upon slaughter
ing the choicest animal m his flock.
If there Is no food at all. as ' fre
quently happens, the Arab starves for
awhile. From "The Real Palestine of
Today." by Lewis Gstoa Leary.
I Camp Cook Tooted Funeral March to
Call Men to Diet of
i "Hank" Peters, a veteran fife major
. of the Civil war, fcas been cook in
a lumber camp for a score of years.
; The o!d soldier hss an Irrepressib-e
sense of humor, and still preserves
the shrill fife which he used in marj
A sh!rc:eTst of "rab" xras rece!-ed
:xt tte lumber camr cot Icrg ago, "a
o;ca wis a box of ccare ra!s:3s
' "aea the core? w3 5 removed "Hank"
ClieoTred that tr dried frcit ws
illlsd wl:h wcnas crj sioved tha box
tKce to awa't orders fcr its ccadens
' -tio from the "vice's doe."" When
: lis srejf eld Sctrtc:a3 arrived, kow--vr
re received the susrestioa with
p these rairirs in tio lake?"
- roared. "Tell a tawthin" o" the
i t:r:X E-;se some pss. ye laxy rascaL
Fsa thrvja- that'll ieel the wcrrr.s.
I an" es for the boys, they're aana-
Without a word "Hank" baked the
r-es. As the "coolie" was about to
ttAe the long -horn from above tbe
coor aad announce tbe evening mesl.
Itfee old cook stopped him and reached
i ir his fife.
1 TI! ca!l tie boys this evening." he
From the doorwey the astonished
lumberjacks heard the old fife drone
the slow bars of a civil war funeral
march. As he turned to re-enter the
chanty -Hack" remarked to his as
sistants: "If the boys have to eat that pie,
it's a good send-off well be giving
COASTING AND ITS GLORIES
Columbus Editor Grows Some Enthus
iastic as He Writes on the
During the last snow spell the boys
had out their sleds and did a deal of
coasting. There is no memory of
rcuth as glorious as that sport. No
tcdy ever though that the fun of
sliding down hill was in the slightest
d:icished by the labor of trudging
The swift and exhilarating Joy of
Sitting down the hillside was a grasd
part of a boy's experience, and will
never grow stale in the memory.
What a great thing- it would be if the
spirit of that sport would get into the
humdrum of life aad brighten it up
There is one feature of this coast
ing business that stands out like a
promontory. That was "belly-bustin.'
Tiere . is no use to feel squirmish
afcout the term or hesitate to breathe
it aloud in a literary column.
That was the exciting feature of
coasting, and was. indulged in mostly
by. iho. boys, .of . daring and -patched
clothes. "Get ,out of the way!" . he
shouts, and bang gees the sled on the
slippery hillside, with the boy's lers
stretched far astern the sled in the
endeavor to guide it, but. failing, off
he runs into a boy here, knocks one
down there, and turns another end for
end out in the snow. Oh. but it was
glorious! One can hear that yell yet.
If men would do that to one another
in the grown-up world, there would
be fighting and madness all the time.
but in the boy world It belonged to
the beautiful sanctities of life. To
this day we take off our hat to tho
"belly-buster." Columbus Journal.
. . Feminine Forgetfulness.
Women are growing more forgetful.
At least that is what somebody has
said who makes a study of such
things, and the theory was proved the.
other day by a woman in a New Tort
department store. When she had
shcrped in several places and con
sumed most of the afternoon, she
found she had lost her muff. Return
big to the shop in which she last re
membered having ft. she made a fer
vent appeal to the derk of the
"Peud" department. "I left my muff
ia cne of your fitting rooms. J am
rare." said the woman; "you have It,
cf course?" The girl looked at her
cairJy. "Probably we have. Fifty
rix muffs were found today." -The
x-omaa gasped. "Oh, yes, that is about
-ir average at this season." added tho
clerk. "We often have almost 100 ci
a cr:M day; sometimes we gather i"
cn?y 40 or 50. But I should say ZJ
is tha average."
Men the Biggest Beggars.
Mrs. E. H. Harriman. at a dinner in
New York, said of the begging letter
"I am overwhelmed with begging let
ters. I received five thousand begging
letters before I started on my recent
western trip. It Isn't unusual for me
to receive one hundred begging letters
a day. .- ;
"Aad most of them are from men
Women have a finer, bolder spirit than
they used to have. The clinging, baby
ish type of woman is disappearing
the type of woman, I mean, who
writes besting letters and ' who, iT
married, has for her motto:
"Laugh and the world laughs with
you. Weep and you get what you
First Italian What was he deco
Second Ditto Bravery in the aerial
service in Tripoli- His machine fell
.rcia a height of two hundred feet
md crushed twenty Turks single
handed. Puck. - -
iHUMOR OF THEIR OWN MAKE
No Profession, Trade or Industry But
' Has Its Own Technical
" There is hardly a profession, trade
or industry nowadays that does not
have a periodical or organ of its own.
And few, indeed, arg the' "publications j
or mis kit? a mat op not aevoce a wees:-1
ly or monthly page to the "lishtefj
side" of the branches" of hmaa activ- j
ity to which they are devoted. This'
.technical humor has. aT twofold interest j
for the layman, that of. the jokes and ;
anecdotes he can appreciate on tie
one nana ana mat oi icose wmcn are
Incomprehensfble fa hlm on the other.
: He r!s no difficult?. ,ior instance,
-in the famfiir r anecdotic of the bank
"president's daughter" who, on being
-informed that her account was over
drawn, severely told. the paying teller
."not to let it happen again cr she
would have to speaS to" papa about it;"
but he would very ESeJvJbe usable to
.see the humor of a Banking' story
whose point lay in seme detail of the-
s routine of the dearies hotTse. And yet I
ine jatier mci k dj tar Utte neiieri
of the two. The tun of tee story of
tbe nev boy in the Tnaehme shop who
is told to fetch a bucket pt steam from j
ths engine room obvious enough,
but that of an anecdote "turning on
.seme technical point ot machine con
struction will appeal jonly to the ini
tiate. Medicine has its" strictly pro
fessional anecdotes of sickroom, con
sulting room and operating room,
many cf which woteld Be grisly to
the layman if he"' "could grasp their
.meaning; but it "'"has also, for his
:amusement, its tales of the amazing
misinterpretations" of - jnedical direc
tions by the unsophisticated patients,
.chiefly of Irish and" German nativity.
The church and tttelaw.-fhe arts and
the sciences all havthisdouble form
of humor. No doubt eves the under
taker's shop has its fund of anecdote.
One willingly takes ft for1 granted.
The body of humor keeps dose step
with progress and development in all
the professions, trades" and industries.
The humorous cltrmhs 6T their or
gans are there to prove it, No doubt
aviation has already developed a fund
of technical anecdotes' of its own.
IT WAS ON THE" WATCHMAN
Thought Belated lh'usband Needed
Drink After .Test. Handed
Out Bx VVTfei
The new night-watchman tiptoed
cautiously over the grass,- and diving
forward, caught the, Uuler man by the
coat tall and jerked . him,, down to a
seat on the Iawn-n"Come along, me
foine feller," he said, .volt's np the
river for yours. No -houaebreakin' goes
on my beat." . . B
"Oh, let me alone J" tvjelaimed tho
little man -peevishy-;"Tjcn not house
breaking. .This is. my own; house, and.
rni .trytag ,b get ln.rMad your own
cusxaess.- . . . ,
"Likely story." grunted-the watch
man; "enterin' yer own, bouse be the
windy at one o ctoc in.a mornm ,
Tel that to the Judge."
"I ten you it is jrjriouse. My wife
locked me out, anoj j. wa- trying to get
in this way when yea-jnterfered. The
front door is boltedl . -There's the key,
if you want to trjcjOr yoa ge and
ring the front door Laad.see what
The watchman, stilly ifeeplng tight
hold of his prey, walked slowly and
quietly up to the frn&fieor, then sud
denly gave the bell ft, visions ring. A
second floor windov P$ted with a
snap. - . ,v,nora-i
"William." said a voice: chilly that
the watchman shivered rn his back
bone, "can you sajs sijr thousand six
hundred and sixtyKthr separate satel
lites scintillating sparks- slowly and
with respect to BibtianesT'g
The watchman, sfiife grasping the
shuddering Williazd. nd his way
noiselessly to the gate, then whispered
to the little man: yt -UoH
"Say, come downtto the corner and
get a drink to wjfrm? yen up after
that. I guess it's barmE
-" - s3 .srsM
Dont Forget te saaeeclse.
Mo man of affairs. However impor
tant or overdrivenp eaxvever be too
busy to take time -for exercise, unless
he wishes to apply- for Jiiav long -vaca
tion a decade or twa.t earlier than is
necessary. . ,j.
The place where -tie -mummy of the
Egyptians should .be; carried round at
regular intervals, wjt&yeminder that
he has been deadlier eJ.Qj000 years, is
not at feasts, but jpcjrarqbusiness of
fices, workshops, couqc$ng.jiouses and
studios. There - is wtjere. men axe
really Jiilling therasjep, Japtead of in
their sports, their luxnne&-or even, in
their vices. . 9 4. ad e?
Commercially eiave-dririBg your
body and brain maj?&o:eEimes be a
necessity, but the jint&ased biologist
of the twentieth century js . beginning
to suspect that the praises of indus
try, like those of -a sacrifice, are sung
most loudly and insistently by those
In church or state who hope to profit
by It in others ! Woods, JJqtrhinson.
In Exercise and Healtht)
Deceives Ho Bnc
"The expectation that, you actually
can be one thing and appear to be
another is doomed to' disappointment.
Hypocrisy is the saddest fallacy in
the world. The diseases, of the pre
tender are so thin : thaC the simplest
see through them." .What you a
speaks so loud as to drown altogether
any declarations you jnay make of
what you wish men to .think yon are.
The deceiver deceives 'no one but
himself." Henry F. Cope.
FOR CURE OF PNEUMONIA
Physician Tells of Successful Use of
Camphor ia Practice
There have been and still mnny
varieties of treatment for pneumonia,
A long list would be required to indi
cate all the medicaments wbiea aa-vs
been employed against it. Some eves
consider that this arTectfoa is aa aS-
ment which has a definite ey
They are of the opinion that mo lo
cation should be adopted which, mn ts.
act on it and disturb its developmewt,
the proper coarse to take beisa; ane
cf "expectation." or better, a taera
peautique armee mere partScnlarfy de
signed to combat complication.
Dr. Serbert, in the X aeaeaaer Kedi
zinische Wochensehrift. descrines tie
remarkable results which, he obtained
in the treatment of serfoost eases cf
pneumonia by means of stroBZ doses
of camphor. He first had oceasSoa tt
use it in I9 ia a case ot doable
pneumonia, where the patient was
also snSering from typhoid fever. Be
therefore practice? a ssbeaSaacoas
Injection of 13 centimeters of eaaa
phorated oil (29 per cent.) recently.
EterQixed. The results obtained eat
the poise and respiration and g"w-
eral condition! were extresseiy satis
factory- He renewed this dose every
12 hoars, and he foe ad after t&ree
days the trouble had disappeared.
Dr. Serbert has siace em?Icyed.th
same treatment in SI cases, one of
which was extremely serioss. siavee it
was a question of doable coniplieated
pneumonia in a woman scvesry-two
years eld. AS these eases recovered.
It seem certain that the camphor pro
duced these effects, since there was
no real crisis, the care beiao; gradaal
and slowly effected. Phfiartefpaia
WEALTH OF THE NATIONS
United States Does Not Make Tre
mendously Good Showing in
World's Financial Column.
For all its vaunted wealth the Unit
ed States, in so far as per capita ratio
goes, does not make such a tremen
dously good showing In the world's,
financial column. The wealth is the
United States in 191 was estimated
at J125.000.0O0.00O. by far the greatest
amount credited In balk to any one
country. Tet the per capita wealth,
was only $1,359. Great Britain in 1909
was worth $SS.T25,8XMMO, each persoat,
according to the census, thus getting
$1,972. France, with fS3.90O.60O.We fat
I91C4 had a per capita wealth of
J2.0T0; Germany had J53.50O.eoe.W5.
with a per capita of $1,000. Russia's
total wealth was J5O.0QO.904.0O8. bat
its enormoas population, dragged the
per capita down to whOe Swit
zerland, with a total wealth of only
J3.030.000.e00. has a per. capita ratios
of JS6S. .The, pars capita; division is
Sweden amcvirtsrUF J4i3,out of a total
of $i 1ST 0S.O?0. Switzerland, in thw'
?ast few years, made a 30 per cent,
zain in national wealth. Tbe averag
tor capita wealth in the 25 cantons
ran errs from 91.883 hi Geneva to Z7i
In Tessfn. Switzerland thus stands
very h!gh. The population fa 1S31
was l.gS5.2. so that In 94 years"
time it has not doubled. France, It
will be noted, stands at the bead of
the nations with a per capita wealth
of J2.070. That the United States,
with its enormoas total, does not rank
higher Is because of the rapidly In
creasing population. France, as the
contrary, has reported a diminishxaff
yr at the most a very slowly inereas
irg population, so that the money ad
vance has become greater thaa tha
The Crewfess Ship.
The German Naval leagne has Jost
tested the work of an Investor of Xnv
remberg, a ship to run withoxtt a crew.
The transmitter with a mast similar to
thst used in wireless telegraphy com
mands the ship, which works systemat
ically duriEg a period of boars. The
ship turns to right and left, backs and
romes to a stop as if ran by a siaa ha
the engine room. Multicolored fights
show the maneuvers to the men
ashore. This practical Invention Is now
under study in the German navy. Pri
marily destined for use in connection
with the discharge of torpedoes. It Is
bow under expert consideration as a
medium for the control of dirigible balloons-
Kites provided with phosphoric
apparatus and steered by Hertzian
saves will be a new accession to the
Chance for One-Armed Man,
"I'm looking for a one-armed man."
said the patron of a New York restaurant-
. "If yoa know of a man who has
only a ri; at hand, I can make bins a.
good business proposition one thai
win save him a lot of good dollars and.
save me the same amount. His right
hand, however, must be a So. 7i-
"It's this way: Several months ago.
I sprained my ankle and for many:
months was obliged to lean heavily on
a cane. To protect my left hand I
wore a glove on that hand, bat did
not use one on the right. The reaait
was that I wore oat dosens ef left;
gloves, but the right hand ones I nev
er pot on." .
One From Papa.
"Papa," asks the Btle boy. "why
do they say a woman Is "setting her
cap for a man when she wants to
"Because, my son," explains tta
father softly. "If she sets her bonnet
for Um she knows blamed wen tho
price of it will scare him to deatn."
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