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VILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor
F. L. SHOOP, Business Manager
Published Weekly at Lincoln, Nebraska
by the Maupin-Shoop Publishing Co.
Office 1705 O Street.
"Eatsnd as eoad-clau matter February 3. 1911. mt
he pest offtc at Lincoln, Nebraska, under the Act of
March 3, 1879."
ONE DOLLAR THE YEAR
A GREAT BIG BOOST FOR
GRAND YOUNG NEBRASKA.
Will Maupin's Weekly, the
best single-handed booster Ne-
braska has or ever had, came
out in a llaze of glory last
week with its "Nebraska In-
dustries Number." Twenty-
four pages carried an immense
amount of highly interesting
matter regarding the resources,
attractions and opportunities of
Nebraska, and also numerous ad-
vertisements of manufacturing
concerns who make good goods
in Nebraska and are not afraid
to let people know it.
Will Maupin ought to be put
on the state's payroll for life as
official booster. Omaha Trade
Friday, March 15, Will Maupin's
Weekly will appear 'as a "Nebraska
Anniversary Number," commemorat
ing the forty-fifth anniversary of Ne
braska's admission to the sisterhood of
states. This newspaper has made a
record for handsome and interesting
special editions. This one will excel
all previous records typographically
and in the value of its contents. It
i will tell the story of Nebraska's de
velopment. It will tell about her won
derful productivity and her splendid
possibilities. It will not be filled with
dry-as-dust statistics, but filled with
''interesting facts, with comparative sta-
'tinriffQ nreaATiTafi in cf-iilrinrv fewm
In short, next week's issue of Will
Maupin's Weekly will be such as to
commend it to men and women who
are "standing up for Nebraska," and
it will be filed away in many homes
for future reference. It will be a
worthy edition, worthy of the state it
seeks to promote, and a credit to the
print shop that gets it out.
LOOKS RATHER QUEER.
The Lincoln Star calls attention to a
situation that, to say the very least,
looks mighty queer to the unpreju
diced observer. It was Theodore Roose
velt, who, as president, swept aside the
Sherman anti-trust law and allowed the
steel trust to gobble up its only com
petitor, his excuse being that it was
necessary in order to stop a panic a
panic started with that very end in
view. Now Treodore Roosevelt is
gain a candidate for the nomination,
and it is interesting to note a few
facts in this connection. The steel
. trust is really the "bridge combine,"
that trust fixing prices for bride ma
terial and dictating who shall engage
in the businses of supplying it. That
much has been disclosed by govern
The Roosevelt boom in Nebraska is
being handled from Omaha. One of
the Roosevelt candidates for district
delegate is John E. Baum, wholesale
iron and steel supplying much of
the material that goes into bridges.
Another candidate for district dele
gate is John Towle, steel bridge con
tractor, president o the Western
Bridge and Concrete Co., ana President
of the Omaha Heavy Hardware Co.,
which sells steel beams, structural iron,
etc. One of the Roosevelt candidates
for presidential elector is "W. J.
Broatch, actively in the wholesale iron
and steel trade for almost as many
years as Nebraska has been a state.
The more you think it over the more
significant it looks.
WATER POWER IN NEBRASKA:
Enterprising citizens of Burwell are
no longer going to allow a mighty fine
water power to go to waste. The Bur
well Electric Co. has been organized,
made up of men who may be depended
upon to do things, and it is going to
tap the North Fork of the Loup river
and develop a water power that will
furnish not only Burwell, but Ord and
several other neighboring towns with
light and power. Ira V. Reasoner is
president of the new company, H. A.
Reese, vice president; C. O. Beardsley,
treasurer, and D. B. Huff, C. O. Beards
ley, Mr. Reasoner and Mr. Reese are
the directors. Will Maupin's Weekly
knows some of these gentlemen, and
knowing them it is of the opinion that
it will not be more than six months ere
Burwell is using electric power gener
ated by the Loup river.
There are scores of other thriving
little cities in Nebraska just as favor
ably located as Burwell for the de
veloping of water power sufficient for
their needs, and more. Some of them
are already planning to begin the work
this spring. Others are preparing
plans. And there are others that are
injuring themselves by neglecting their
beet sugar manufacturers prom
that if the sugar duty is re
the'll invest millions in the in-
during the next few years,
e had the protection for fifteen
and all the sugar they make in
wouldn't sweeten the breakfast
of Americans for a week.
Those Mississippi legislators who are
demanding Senator Percy's resigna
tion evidently imagine that he meant
it when he said he would resign if
called upon. Maybe he had a mental
reservation concerning "consecutive,"
or something equally good.
We greatly fear that a number of
our republican friends expect to get in
to office on the "Rosevelt wave," just
like some others of our friends expect
to get to heaven on the religion of
their wives. -
The commerce court has declared
that the railroads are justified in rais
ing the rates on coal. We are begin
ing to realize what that commerce
court was instituted for.
If the disclosures from Lawrence,
Mass., appeared under Russian date
lines we'd have a million Americans
throwing fits about the awful atrocities
permitted by the czar.
Let's see, Homestead occurred just
in time to defeat Harrison for re-election.
And Lawrence surely is not
making Mr. Taft's chances any
What Mexico needs is a Roosevelt.
In other words, a solemn pledge to
a friend don't go if there is any reas
onable excuse for breaking it. -
There '8 a lot more profit in boosting
for Nebraska than in boosting office
seekers into fat jobs for everybody
except the office-seekers.
Horrible thought! Through the mu
tations of time the day will come when
this country will just have to do with
A Lincoln department store is ad
vertising a "liquid powder," yet we
are told that there is nothing new un
der the sun.
Leading democrats in Nebraska are
working manfully to insure the elec
tion of the entire republican state
"Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I
had his Cromwell, and William How
ard Taft now has his Theodore Roose
velt." "A Certain Rich Man" is the title
of a recent novel. It does not refer
to the editor of this newspaper.
By breaking windowpanes those
British suffragettes are making light
of a serious matter.
ABOUT HOLT COUNTY.
A couple of weeks ago AVill
Maupin's Weekly told the story of
"Bill" O'Brien's big colonization
scheme in Holt county. And imme
diately thereafter a lot of fellows
whose knowledge of Nebraska is lim
ited to the zone of heat thrown off by
a stearn radiator winked knowingly
and began commisserating with the
poor fellows who had been deluded in
to locating in Holt county.
"Why, Holt county is in the sand
hills. It isn't worth a darn for farm
ing purposes," they exclaimed.
That's all they know about Nebras
ka, or about old Holt. Holt county is
a long ways from the so-called "sand
hills" region. It is at the head of the
splendid Elkhorn valley, than which
there, is no more fertile soil in the
world. True Holt hasn't settled and
developed quite so rapidly as some of
Nebraska's counties, but it is curing
that defect mighty fast. A few men
like "Bill" O'Brien are waking things
up. 1 ..
Agriculturally old Holt stands away
up in the list of Nebraska's productive
counties. In 1911, admittedly a short
crop year, Holt produced more than
$3,100,000 worth of grains and grasses.
In that year she owned 17,256 dairy
cows, 47,893 other cattle, 23,795 hogs,
3,900 sheep and 14,657 horses and
mules. Nor is it lagging far behind
in fruit culture. Holt has 65,000 apple
trees, 17,000 plum trees and 13,000
cherry trees. In 1909 Holt shipped to
market 130,000 pounds of poultry, 51,
000 dozen eggs, 51,000 pounds of but
ter and 15,000 gallons of cream. In
that same year she shipped to market
17,000 head of cattle, 25,000 head of
hogs and 2,500 head of horses and
mules. In other words, old Holt is
producing annually more than $5,000,
000 worthv pf agricultural and live
stock wealth, with her resources al
most untouched. Mighty good record,
isn't it? And when "Bill" O'Brien
started out to enable a lot of indus
trious and energetic men and women
to acquire homes he wasn't handing
them any gold brick, eht If he was
there are ' a lot of people who would
be almighty glad to get hold of a few
bricks of the same kind.
THE SOONER SHOP
Sooner do your Printing
than not Sooner not do
it than not do it right.
Sooner do it sooner than
not soon enough. See
us soon or sooner.
Maupin-Shoop Printing Co.
1705 0 St Auto B-2748
HOW. ABOUT IT "MET?"
In one of his occasional bulletins as
a candidate for the democratic nomi
nation for ' governor Richard L. Met
calfe proposes exemption of the ma
chinery of factories in this state from
taxation, the purpose being to induce
the location of new factories and thus
of course add to the prosperity of the.
state. But how could . a democratic
opponent of protection and subsidy
propose such a thing and get away
with the goods without being discov
ered? Protection under the guise of
an exemption is still protection and
discrimination. Explanations are in
order. Kearney Hub.
A DESERVED TRIBUTE.
Floyd Seybolt of Geneva seems to
be the coming democratic candidate
for state treasurer. He looks good to
us and his business career for the past
twenty years in Nebraska is certainly
sufficient evidence that the democrats
Named for and Made in Lincoln
From Selected Nebraska WheatBest Wheat in the World
H.O.BARBER 8c SONS
HO. BARBER &
THE OLD-TIME FIDDLERS GET BUSY
A tournament of the old time fid
dlers was held in Omaha last week.
None of your high-faultin' operatic
airs for them. No sir-e-ee! Digital
dexterity had to give way for pathos
and real heart interest when those old
time fiddlhers laid their cheeks against
their fiddles and swept sweet strains
from the strings. Chopsowloinski
vetch's sonata in Q, and Slapstikow
ski's fugue in Asia Minor, and Skipa
linkosassidge 's sniff ony in Q major
were shoved to one side, while those
old timers played real music the kind
that reaches right down into your
innards and picks holes in your heart.
"Scenes That are Brightest," "De
parted Days," "Money Musk," "01'
Dan Tucker," "Arkansaw Traveler,"
"The Heart Bowed Down,", "Annie
Laurie," "Old Black Joe," Kentucky
Home," "Suwanee River" and "Home4
Sweet Home." Ah, there's the old
tunes for you melodies that melt your
hearts, turn your thoughts back to
other days and lift the weight of years
from your shoulders. "Wouldn't you
just love to hear those old tunes play
edon. a..yiolinhyQne- of those old past
masters in "fiddlin' " who play for
the love of it and not for pay ?
We know the old time fiddler who
won that Omaha contest. Time and
again we've sat for hours while he
bent his gray head above that fiddle,
cuddling it under his chin as a moth
er cuddles her babe to her breast, and
making it sob and wail ; then making
it laugh like a child amidst the flowers ;
then making it bring back the faces
cheeked maiden waiting in the lane
for her lover ; then making it ' croon
a lullaby that a million mothers have
used to put their babies to sleep ;
then, making it brink back the faces
of loved ones gone before, telling
; again the old storie's of love and hope
and life ah me ! If every throb of
joy that old fiddle has given to hu
man hearts could be made over into
roses and banked around the feet of
the gray-haired old fiddler, he'd be
smothered by their perfume and ob
scured from the sight of his fellows
by their petals. Under the spell of its
music old men and women have closed
their eyes to the light of day, and sit
ting silent and still have lived over
cannot possibly make any mistake in
nominating him. His qualifications are
par excellence and he is a gentleman
whose social qualities have won for
him many friends in every section of
the state. Plattsmouth Journal.
THE CALAMITY LETTER.
About seven months ago, when en
thusiastic friends started to boom him
for a third term, Mr. Roosevelt ex
pressed himself as follows, to the
editor o a Pittsburg newspaper :
"Neyr fork, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1911.
My Dear')ir. Moore: I very greatly
appreciate your kind and friendly feel
ing, but I am sure you will understand
me when I say that I must ask not
only you, but every friend I have, to
see to it that no movement whatever
is made to bring me forward for nom
ination in 1912.
"I feel that I have a right to ask all
my friends, if necessary, , actively to
work to prevent any such movement.
the days of their childhood, lived over
again the days of their sweethearing,
lived over the days of manhood's
"01,1 Mot. AnristMi's Vinliw!" Tt
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naa xus uiudiu mat icu uu iccb uuuci
the big maple trees in a country town,
and there we found the Little "Woman.
Oft we heard her singing to the accom
paniment of that violin. Often we've
danced to its rollicking music. And
after all this we are not surprised that
the judges at the Omaha tournament
decided that George W. Armstead of
North Bend was the best old time
fiddler of the lot. Mr. Armstead is
the father of Mrs. "Will M. Maupin of
"There ain't no use t' talk t' me
'Bout Paedrewski an' his class;
P'r when it comes t' classic art
I got t' let 'em by me pass.
My ears wan't trained f 'r them fugees
What makes up such an awful din,
But I can listen by th' hour
T' 01' Man Armstead 's violin, j
: "j0neet on a . time I -went t' hearV
Th famous Thomas orchestray.';
I sw'ar it only sawed an' blowed,
An' nary tune I heard it play.
Now, as f 'r me, 'Departed Days,'
An' them oF tunes th' darkey sings,
All sound a blamed sight better from
Th' Or Man Armstead 's fiddle
strings. ' . .
"Sonatys an' great symphonies
May suit th' edikated taste;
But as f'rme I got no time
T' put t such a sinful waste.
Th? music that I love h' best
Is them ol' tunes that 's looked with
in Th' strings that's stretched across th'
bridge ' x
Of Ol' Man Armstead 's violin.
"An' when my life o' toil is done
An' I am summoned up on high,
I want some music soft and sweet '
T' waft me upward to th' sky.
I want, when Peter swings th' gate
T ' let this weary traveler in,
T' be a keepin' joyful step
T' Ol' Man Armstead 's violin.
W. M. M.
I should esteem it a genuine calamity
if such a movement were undertaken.
"Again thanking you for what you
have said, and moreover thanking you
in advance for following my wishes in
this matter, as I know you will do, I
am, very sincerely yours,
Mr. A. P. Moore, $
The Pittsburg Leader,
What has happened since August 18,
1911, to make Mr. Roosevelt and the
third term less of a calamity than,
-when that letter was written!
Mr. Roosevelt then asked "all my
friends actively to work to prevent
any such movement.". Now he asks
all his friends to actively work for
a third term. - :
What "genuine calamity" attached
to the third term then that does not
attend' it- now? Mr. Roosevelt owes
the public an explanation, which, no
doubt, will be offered soon.--Chicago
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