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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1912)
A GOOD WATER POWER.
One of the lesser water power projects now under way in Ne
braska is that owned by Bob Williams of Edgar. He has a right
on the Little Blue that develops sufficient power to supply Edgar,
Fairfield and Clay Center with all the electrical energy they need
for lighting and power, in addition, to having enough for his own
big flouring mill. Mr. Williams is now figuring on enlarging his
powe rplant, increasing its energy and reaching out to larger fields
This isn't any Loup river project by many thousand horsepower,
but it is one of a hundred opportunities offered for generating
power by harnessing Nebraska streams. Nebraska needs a whole
lot more men like Bob Williams, willing to invest their money
in public utility enterprises and always ready to get behind any
good public . proposition and push.
FOLDEN CEMENT BLOCK MACHINE.
F. H. Folden of Lincoln is the inventor of a cement brick
machine that bids fair to revolutionize the cement block industry.
He worked at it more than a year, then took it to the Thorp Machine
Co. to have a model machine made. After many experiments and
the making of many models, Mr. Thorp introduced some ideas of his
own into the model and the result is a wonderful machine. It makes
two blocks at one operation, either wire or cement connection, or
will make four slabs 40x8x16 for two-piece or cellar walls. The brick
machine makes twelve bricks at one operation. It makes plain or
ornamental bricks of uniform size, and has no loose plates or cast
ings to handle. It will make as many face brick as plain, the only
thing required being a change ,of plate. After perfecting the
machine came the work of introducing it. This the inventor did
by taking the road himself. It met with instant favor and toda
the Thorp Co., manufacturers, is doing a big business with it and
preparing to increase the capacity of the plant. The Thorp Machine
Co., located at 1028 M street, is prepared to do all kinds of machine
repairing, model making, die making, stencilling, etc. Novelty work
in metals is a specialty with this company, and it has built up an
immense busness in all its lines.
THE RISKS SMOKERS RUN.
The editor of Will Maupin's Weekly is neither an alarmist nor
an extremist, but having had some experience in social work he
knows a few things about manufacturing conditions. That is one
reason why he, a confirmed smoker, will not smoke cigars unless h
knows where and how they are made. He has seen too many cigars
sold under high-sounding titles from a beautifully ornamented
box that were made in filthy tenements by scrofuliti, syphillitic and
consumptive men and women. He has seen cigars that are sold all
over the country. Prison investigators and settlement workers will
tell you of the great risks smokers run in buying cigars without
knowing the conditions under which they are made. But the smoker
in Lincoln or Nebraska who smokes a cigar made by P. Wohlenberg
of Lincoln may feel assured that he runs no such risk. The Wohlen
berg cigars are made under sanitary conditions by skilled workers
who labor under rules that specifically forbid "mouthing" the ti;s
of the cigars. They are healthy, well paid workers who delight in
their skill and are proud of their trade. The Wohlenberg factory
turns out superior brands of cigars, made from the finest tobaccos
obtainable. It employs skilled workmen who spend their money
right here in Lincoln. It is an institution that, because of the
excellence of its product and the fact that it is a local business,
deserves the hearty support of the smokers of the city and state.
The cigars that are made in Lincoln are good enough for any Lincoln
smoker. And this is especially true of the Wohlenberg product.
ness, he protects public health, and thereby renders the public the
greatest possible service.
The public market, the place where foodstuffs are sold, should
be scrupulously clean. The meat market or the grocery infested
with flies should be shunned as a plague. The fruit stand offering
wares that are exposed to the flying filth of a busy city's streets
should be passed by with scorn and contumely. The dealer in food
stuffs who objects to obeying the orders of the health office should
be pilloried by public opinion. And there are such places in Lin
coln places that are a menace to public health. It is not the
duty of Will Maupin's Weekly to point out the places that should be
avoided, neither is it its pleasure. This newspaper prefers to point
out the market places that should be patronized because of their
cleanliness, the general excellence of their wares, the efforts of the
proprietors to co-operate with all plans having for an object the
protection of the public. It hasn't a single rock in stock to throw
at anybody, but it always has a verbal hothouse full of bouquets to
bestow upon those who are trying to help build up the good and
pull down the bad. During the last week or ten days Will
Maupin's Weekly has been conducting a quiet investigation of the
scores of market places where food stuffs are for sale, and in the
next issue it will try to describe many of those that are worthy of
confidence and of patronage because of their cleanliness, their
excellence and their efforts to serve the public well.
THE HARRISON PLANING MILLS.
One of the big industrial plants of Lincoln is the Harrison
Planing Mill, 1002 North Twenty-sixth street, managed by John
Harrison. It is the great "store fitting" house of the west, and
manufactures everything in the line of mill work. The product of
this establishment is to be seen in a number of finely equipped
public places. The handsome fixtures in the newly furnished Sartor
Jewelry Co. store, those in Fulk's new clothing establishment, the
Riggs Pharmacy at University Place and the newly opened Biggs
Pharmacy at Sixteenth and O, are all the product of the Harrison
Planing Mill Co. This mill also installed the fixtures in the hand
some new Beede hospital at David City. All this work is an evi
dence of the -artistic and careful construction and good material
that must go into every bit of work turned out by this institution.
Bank fixtures, show cases, counters, stairs, veneered work anything
in this line is done by the Harrison Planing Mill Co., and is .not
excelled by an institution of its kind. The mill eives steadv em
ployment to a large force of skilled mechanics, and in season in
creases tne force. This firm's patent wall shelving is giving good
satisfaction and they make it in all sizes, and in any' kind of
lumber, finished any shade required. Any carpenter can set it up.
It is one of the city's institutions that looms large in the list of
industrial establishments. Auto 3591, Bell A-1927.
THEIR DESCENDENTS DID.
The "Houn' Dawg" song was sung by the "vikings in the
year 1200, but we are not informed whether they voted for Champ
Clark. Plattsmouth Daily JournaL
INSURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH.
Health Officer Spealman, backed by the council committee on
public health, is doing a splendid service in behalf of the people.
His is not an easy job. On the contrary, like all public positions
worth anything to the public, it is difficult to administer, provoca
tive of intense prejudices and always misunderstood by the majority.
But when Health Officer Spealman makes an unclean market clean,
compels a filthy bakery or milk depot' to become sanitary, or forces
a careless and selfish grocer to have some consideration for cleanli-
A Great May Clearing o!
Tailored Suits at
All Women's and Misses Spring
Suits in our stock must be sold at
once, we must have the space they
occupy. Summer goods are arriving
All materials and colors included.
Sizes 14, 16 and 18, women's sizes
34 to 46. A Rare Opportunity. : :
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Have You Soon Our Lino
off Dining Tables?
jF A wide range of styles and prices to
CJF Styles and prices to suit every require
ment and every pocketbook, but especially
do we excel in the plain substantial models
in oak. To prove our assertion let us
show you a 42 inch round top table with
massive pedestal extending when opened to
six feet, finished in either the Polish, Wax,
or Early English. This table is made of
carefully selected oak and priced at $9.75.
1F Our entire line of home furnishings is
selected with same degree of care as our
See Our Furnished Bungalow
1112. (Q) Street
IftllSine&S Bright and Pretty
rr Colors Worn
Or C5SS by the Women
By JOHN W. V. BALLARD
THE difference between man's . and woman's attire in color it
largely attributable to the difference in temperament and taste.
Men's dress is grave because they dress in accordance with the
requirement of their business, and their clothes for full dress and
half dress are quiet, principally that the contrast; with that of women .
should be more apparent.
From time immemorial woman has been garbed in gayer dress than
that of man. This is opposite to the nature of the sexes in the bird king
dom, for the male bird's plumage is more brilliant than that of his mate.
Then why does woman dress more gaily? It is her nature. It is he
desire to dress becomingly. It is her wish to dress in a manner mora
pleasing to her husband, her lover, her friend.
It is also a fact that a few of the fair sex who seem to nave little
desire to please the eye of man will study attractive dress and bright attira
The adage, "Beauty unadorned is adorned the most," seems a contradic
tion of ideas, but the most beautiful women of the world desire to dress.
in richest colors and best quality of fabric.'
Imagine at a grand ball a lady entering the assemblage in the sombre
solors employed by the male sex, Buch an effect would seem ridiculaus. A
desirable effect is not always produced in gaudy colors alone, but must be
combined with materials of exquisite texture. A new and lovely gown
often is conducive to the promotion of a cheerful temperament and in
practical way a fresh and pretty frock has suggested an aid to convales
cence after a protracted illness. A great variety of costumes is necessary
to the fair sex to meet the requirements of the many festal and other
occasions of the present day. The church, the theater, dinner, dance,
motoring, and sports in general, all require special castuming. We have
been asked by one of our large papers to design a suitable and becoming
costume for young ladies' baseball college clubs in the brilliant colors
of their respective colleges. r
We are unwilling to acquiesce in the report that the society ladies of
our city dress in extremely subdued fashion, for they certainly manifest)
exceptionally refined taste in the adoption of rich colors and superior fab
ricfl. So it seems to us that bright
and beautiful colors are rightfully
employed by the fair sex on nea
By L. H. O'CONNOR
. And now comes a great writer who say
that we are too stingy, that we should
spend more money, eat better food, wea '
I better clothes, pay our mends car fare.
aia I Thuf anMi a mnraA ia mnnov moll rnvMfad '
Henry Ward Beecher is reported to have'
said that a dollar a day was enough for
a laboring man. ' Ingersoll advised young
men if they had but a dollar to "spend it
like a god." Every banker will tell us thai
if we have a dollar we should deposit it
with him, and he will make us rich.
I wonder if it has ever occurred to thesa
people that the majority of men do with their money as necessity requires.
There is not much choice for many of us. Philosophy, economics and
frugality are all right in their places, but there is no fixed rule by which,
a dog can be made to wag his tail. He is governed by the occasion,
whether if s a fight or a frolic
I have many times been in the wheat pit on the Chicago board of
trade, where 1,000 men were yelling, clawing each other like wild beasts,
when from the edge of the pit a well known character noted for his keen,
shrill voice would cry aloud: "This is a gay life."
Laughter and ridicule sometimes has a quieting effect. Life, if not
"gay," is certainly susceptible of numerous variations. We each have
our own individuality. Each is himself alone. He can be no one else.
No general rule of conduct applicable alike to all can ever be successfully
When Adam and Eve passed out of Eden beneath the flaming sword
they were apprised that the world was all before them. Since then man
in his wanderings has made many discoveries, many secrets of nature
he has unlocked, but the greatest of them all remains a mystery, that is,
man himself. God does not intend that his kingdom shall be filled with
counterfeit presentments. We must work out our own salvation, crystal
lize, harmonize and purify and do it alone.
"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; the proper study ol
mankind is man."
By E. P. MELLINGER
The line of distinction between letters
of business and letters of friendship has
become more and more sharply drawnJ
Broadly speaking, the abrupt business com
munication of today is not a letter at alL
Vll l a time. After what is deemed a sufficient
period, such letters are destroyed.
But the old, old problem of what to do
with personal letters still is as perplexing
as ever. A private letter from a friend is!
a bit of that particular friend himself. Noti
cold paper and ink are inclosed in the en-i
velope, but aspirations, fears, opinions, love.
Here, then, arises the dilemma: shall the recipient destroy such a letter,.
or shall he stow it away, thereby giving himself a chance to reread it,
but also rendering it possible that other eyes than those for which itl
was intended may read it?
One type of person solves the question by throwing everything away.
As he himself avers, he thus cuts himself loose from the riddle. Unfortu
nately, at the same time he cuts himself loose from a host of ties by which
he may bind himself to the past. He surrenders one of the most precious
privileges of letter exchanging. The solution by throwing everything
away is really no solution at all. That is merely to adopt the method
of one who avoids a sprained ankle by never taking a step, or who avoids
trashy novels by not reading at all.
Over against him stands the person who never destroys any personal
letters. He goes on classifying and preserving, preserving and classifying
until, instead of merely filling odd corners here and there, he fills whole
boxes, drawers and trunks. By traditional custom letters find their way)
to the attic. They do not always largely because people cannot afford!
room for attics nowadays but they end by filling an unconscionable)
amount of space somewhere.
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