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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1912)
Will Maupin's Weekly
EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY HIMSELF
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
Editorial Rooms, 436 Bankers Life Bldg.
Auto Phone B2994
Publication Rooms, 126-132 North 14th Street
Entered at the postofflce at Lincoln, Nebraska,
as second-class mall matter, under the Act of
ngress of March, S, 1879.
Next Sunday is "Mother's Day," a day that will be sacred to
everv man and boy in whose system there is a spark of manhood.
The boys who are still blest with the presence of mothers should
wear 'a flower in their honor. Those of us whose mothers have
journied on should wear a flower in their memory. "What wouldn't
we give, us motherless boys some of us grayhaired if we could
just once more feel the caress of her tender hand or feel the touch of
her lips upon our foreheads! What wouldn't we give it only just
once more we could see her tip-toeing into our bedroom to give the
covers a surreptitious pat and whisper a prayer above our pillow!
What wouldn't we give if only once more we could come into her
presence to pour our sorrows into her always willing ears and hear
her voice the thoughts and sympathy that always healed our hurts
and solaced our griefs ! "We never know what mother means to us
until she has whispered her last goodby, clasped our hands for the
last time, and been ferried across the dark river to the eternal joys
that every good mother wins every day of her life.
You, my boy, whose mother is still with you you do not
appreciate her. No boy does. No boy could. It is not until after
the cold clay has hid her mortal remains from your sight that you
begin to get a glimpse of all that she was to you. And as the
years roll on, every day of every year will bring some new evidence
of her greatness. Every day will show some little gap that only a
mother's love might have bridged; every night will bring some
gloom that only a mother's smile could have dispelled. You could
not, my boy, though you devoted your every waking hour to doing
her honor, give to her all that is due her. The best you can do is
to try to so live that your mother will always be proud to point to
you as her son.
We have builded towering monuments to our heroes of war. We
have emblazoned upon the pages of history the names of men who
have sacrificed their lives for others. Yet not one of them is more
worthy of monument or historic fame than the little mother who
bore you, Who went down into the valley of the shadow to bring
back with her your tender little life, who endured the pains and
bore the troubles incident to rearing you to manhood. The true
mother of yesterday and of today, performs every twenty-four
hours deeds just as heroic, just as self-sacrificing, as any ever per
formed by martial hero, and the greatest reward that can come into
their lives is the knowledge that their sacrifices and their devotion
have resulted in bringing into the world men of worth.
Sure you ought to wear a white flower upon your coat next
Sunday as an outward token of what your heart must feel every day
if you are anything of a man a love and a devotion in honor to
and in memory of the grandest creatures God ever created and
endowed with life our mothers. ,
WE ARE HUMILIATED.
For a long time we have been whistling and humming the
"Houn' Dawg" song, extracting therefrom much comfort and en
joyment, and laying the flattering unction to our soul that we were
enjoying something. We gathered from its lilting tune something
of the care-free feeling of the Ozark mountaineer, and often when
feeling blue and rather out of sorts we have hummed the tune and
felt relieved. We are no Mozart or Beethoven, nor do we pretend
to understand the crashing harmonies of a Wagner or the intricacies
of a Herbert or a Sousa. While we have written rods and furlongs
and miles of stuff for the printed page we make no pretense of
being either poet or literary genius. But we really did catch
something of melody in the "Houn' Dawg" song, and we did in
cline ourself to believe that in the simple sentiment and language
we caught something of the folk lore of the simple, lovable and
shiftless mountaineer of the Ozarks.
But we are as nothing. We don't know nothing about music
nohow. We ain't got no judgment about literature any more than
a rabbit. The "Houn' Dawg" song has been pronounced silly by a
college professor living right here in Lincoln, where we have more
judges of good literature than anywhere and not a blooming
literary genius known outside of the state's borders. He the pro
fessor says that the music is bad and unworthy of consideration,
and wants both words and music barred from the university
campus. We who are entertained by the cadences of the "Houn'
Dawg" song and amused by its words are classed as among the
ignorant who are incapable of enjoying the good, the true and the
j We feel mighty bad after this indictment. It takes our pride
down several notches. The university professor has jabbed us in
the midriff, so to speak. But we'd feel worse and our pride would
be considerably reduced were it not for the one comforting fact
that professor's name is Gass. We hold that any man who has
arrived at the age of consent and never thrown that name over the
transom don't know any more about music than we who like the
"Houn' Dawg" song, and has a taste for the literary that is
reminiscent of that morning-after-the-day-before taste we used to
sense when we were a lot younger and vastly more foolish.
"Gass!" Suffering conogomens, will somebody please sing the
."Houn" Dawg" song!
The man who attempts to grasp all the possibilities of Nebraska
in one day, or one week, or one year, is going to meet up with
failure. The possibilities of Nebraska are beyond human compre
hension or computation.
Some Things We Sell Arc Finer Than Others
bat You Can't Get Anything Here but What
WE are making a special show- t T Ofl
ing this week of men's suits at . J 3ovu
' They're exceptionally strong value at $15.00 and we make the
claim unhesitatingly that they can't be equaled in quality any
where in the city under $20. In proof of this statement we want
to submit the suits to your most critical inspection. If we fail to
fully convince you of our statement we don't want your money.
It's an open fearless, fair proposition, and you're to be the judge.
These suits are made to our specifications by two of the biggest tailoring
houses in America. Each firm is a recognized style creator of men's clothes. They
are known to employ the highest class designers, cutters and tailors possible to
secure. It is only because they make suits by the thousands, under most eco
nomical conditions, that they can undersell. It is only , because we buy them in
large quantities that we get the price down to $15. No other store in Lincoln
buys in quantities large enough to enable them to sell suits the equal of these un
These $20 suits at $15 are in imported and home-woven wool
ens and colorings that are not shown outside of this store. Variety
complete. If yon are particular about your clothes and careful
about your expenditures, you owe it to yourself to see these suits.
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had. It was that of "Dr. Miles Nervine." The proposition was
such as to almost convince us that the man who submitted the
advertisement was the best possible proof of the efficacy of "Dr.
Miles" remedy. It certainly took nerve to offer us $8 a year for
a space that calls for just $50 at our regular rates. We are going
to watch our esteemed weekly exchanges in Nebraska to see how
many of them fall for "Dr. Mile's" nervy proposition for the ex
ploitation of his "Nervine."
Beatrice, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, and a number of
other "third cities," are raising publicity funds for the proper ad
vertising of their superior inducements to capitalists and home
builders. And" if any one of them could raise enough money to tell
the truth to all the world they'd raise a million. Mighty fine lot
of "third cities" we have here in Nebraska.
When the Nebraska editors come to Lincoln next month they
are going to be handed a few things. And the things handed them
they will be mighty glad to take home and preserve. It does beat
all how much the Nebraska editors are getting now to make up for
what they didn't get and fully deserved for so many years.
Nebraska needs more manufacturing industries to work up the
raw materials produced within her borders. And this problem will
be solved just as soon as we develop the natural water powers of
the state. Let's all get busy and boost!
If you know something that means the ultimate good of Ne
braska, industrially, agriculturally or socially, tell Will Maupin's
Weekly about it. This newspaper is just "bugs" on printing that
kind of information.
In the meantime, let us work for the speedy development of
Nebraska's water power. By whom and under what conditions is
a matter to be taken care of later what we want is to make a
When you haven't anything else to do, just talk about what a
great exposition Nebraska is going to have on the occasion of her
Will Maupin's Weekly is minus an advertisement it might have
Politics is "gettin' mixed" all right, but there's no disputing
the fact that the prospects for a bumper crop of wheat in Nebraska
this year are brighter than the prospects of any presidential aspir
ant yet mentioned.
Lincoln and Omaha are to be turning points in the great aerial
race this summer. There are a lot of other big projects "up in
the air" in both Omaha and Lincoln, and they will eventuate in
good time. .
, The esteemed State Journal refers to Champ Clark as an irre
sponsible jester. All of which reminds us of a few similar references
to one Abraham Lincoln.
John H. Morehead seems to have a well developed vein of sar
casm concealed about his person.
The campaign in Nebraska, insofar as state issues are concerned,
will not be fought out with hot air.
The only use for a hammer is to hit something. Use it an
the knocker, and use it hard.
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