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Will Maupin's Weekly
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Entered at the poatofflca at Lincoln, Nebraska,
aa second-class mall matter, under the Act of
. ongresa ot March S, 1STO.
A STARTLING REVELATION.
One day last week a prominent business man of Lincoln made
a daylight automobile trip from Lincoln to Denver. He has lived in
both cities, and has made the trip between them scores of times.
but always via a sleeping car. This time he saw Nebraska by day
light from Lincoln to the Colorado line. Will Maupin's "Weekly
will let this business man talk for himself:
"I was simply dumbfounded! I had an idea that west of Min-
'den or Holdrege, thence on to Denver, the country was a sandy
waste. But on this auto trip I saw it by daylight, and I never saw
a more beautiful country. In those sections that I thought sterile
I saw the finest wheat I ever laid my eyes upon. I saw great fields
of alfalfa. I saw farmers busy plowing for corn. I saw handsome
homes, well improved farms, thriving cities and prosperous, happy
people. It was a revelation to me. For more than two hundred
miles we autoed through a magnificent agricultural country that
thought was a barren waste and I've been living in Nebraska for
more than a decade. Honestly, I didn't know we had such a mag
nificent agricultural territory. "We ought to be educating ourselves,
as well as the world, as to what we have here in this great state."
This is just what "Will Maupin's "Weekly has been telling for
years on end that Nebraskans do not appreciate what the state is
and has; that Nebraskans have been losing millions by not making
Nebraska resources known to the world. This business man, who
thought he knew something about the state, took a little trip and
had his eyes opened. That's what a lot of busy business men should
'do take a trip around and over Nebraska and become acquainted
with the state. "When we get enough men to do that we will make
it possible to begin advertising Nebraska as she should be adver
tised as the best state in the Union.
A WISE SUGGESTION.
' Councilman Hoppe, who is usually pretty quiet, but who always
says something worth while when he says anything, has called at
tention to a situation that needs remedying. Thousands of people
who visit the state fair each year never get up town. They come
in on the Burlington, take a shuttle train to the fair grounds, then
a shuttle train back to the depot, thence back home. A lot of this
sort of thing is due to the inadequate traction facilities to the fair
grounds. Something should be done to secure adequate street car
facilities from the business center to the fair grounds. This news
paper opines that the Burlington is not running shuttle trains be
cause it pays, and that the company would gladly abandon the ser
vice if it were possible to have ample street car service to the
grounds. - But there is a difference between saying that the Traction
Co. should furnish that service and making it possible for the com
pany to furnish it. The Traction Co. should have a line across the
viaduct. That it has not is due to unw?se restrictions. That it has
not a better line to the fair grounds is due to a policy that pre
vents the company from financing the improvement.
It is high time that the people and the Traction Co. officials get
together, bury all personal differences and animosities, and work to
gether for the upbuilding of Lincoln. And one of the best things
that could happen for the business interests of this city is to bring
state fair visitors uptown for a few hours while they are here.
Councilman Hoppe has struck the right lead, and this newspaper
hopes that his suggestion is carried into practice.
A BIG CONVENTION.
The Iowa district convention of gas men will meet in Lincoln
"Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, and it will be one
of the largest and most important conventions held in Lincoln in
recent years. Representatives from Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Paul,
Minneapolis, Duluth, Madison, Chicago and all Iowa and Nebraska
points will be here. The headquarters are at the Lincoln hotel, and
Manager Richards reports more advance reservations than for any
convention in recent years. It will be a convention of business
men who come here to attend to business, but the social side will
not be neglected. Local gas men ere seeing to it that when the
delegates are not busy with real business they will be busy at
something else. In the language of Manager Adams of the Lincoln
Gas & Electric Light Co., "There'll be something doing all the
time." A picnie at Capital Beach, with some extra good stunts, a
banquet, joy rides, etc., will keep the delegates from becoming too
Nebraska will never have any more big public service corpora
tions to regulate until she makes it possible for public service cor
porations to be established. The gentleman who amputated his nasal
organ in order to avenge himself upon his facial appearance didn't
have a blooming thing on Nebraska.
Speaking of natural power plants, what a lot of wheels could
be turned at small expense if we could but pipe under our boilers
one-half of the political gas that has been let loose upon the coun
try during the last sixty days !
of a spiing
you in your selection
f Are you oarticularlv interested in a shiner . of
of prices? Does it interest you that "picture men" look well in English models short round-cut
jacket suits? Or, are you particularly interested in what your money buys in actual intrinsic value?
Armstzong's Clothing Repzesents Quality
Quality Fabrics Quality; Workmanship
All our energy has been exerted to produce the highest standard in quality at the fairest nmsihlo
price. You can depend on us as to style- -that's our business to give you an up-to-the-minute suit
You will readily see the advantage of wearing Armstrong's clothing in our special value lines at
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Good Clothes Merchants ,
who makes the loudest complaints against the mail order houses is
the same merchant who does not believe in advertising in his local
papers because "everybody knows I am in business here."
Every time you spend a dollar for Nebraska made goods you
give employment to Nebraska labor, build a market for Nebraska
raw materials, help to develop local institutions and assist in build
ing up the commonwealth.
As yet we have failed to be convinced that advocating prohi
bition made the advocate a saint, or indulging in an occasional glass
of beer made the indulger a tool of the brewery combine.
Next week we will have a lot of gas men "in our midst." And
here's hoping that the good times they'll have will come as fast as
their blamed old meters run in our homes. - , .
For the benefit of a few politicians we stop the press long
enough to announce that the people, not the politicians, will make
the issues of the present campaign.
Having been assured that the wheat crop is to be a hummer
we are prepared to take a little bit just a little bit of interest in
the national political situation. ..'' r
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If all the jaw energy expended in talking about good roads
could be utilized in making good roads, what a lot of perfect high
ways we'd have in Nebraska!
When in doubt about just what to say, say something good
about Nebraska. And remember that every minute is the opportune
time to say it, too.
Bet the milliners of California have been doing a rushing busi
ness since May 1. California women went to the polls for the first
time last Tuesday.
If all the butter produced in Nebraska in a single year were
melted and poured into a depression, making a lake thereof, it
would float a battleship. And that's some butter, if you stop to
think about it!
Nebraska has been hiding a mighty bright light tinder en aw
fully opaque bushel for a long time. It is now time to lift the lid
and let the light shine out.
If it is made in Nebraska it is to your interest to buy it if you
need anything of that kind.
iWe've noticed in our brief career that the country merchant
The hens of the United States produced $350,000,000 worth of
eggs in 1911. Well trade our share of the professional politicians
for a few hens.
That low, rustling, musical sound you hear these days is merely
the Nebraska alfalfa crop growing into about thirty million dollars.
Tht Can Kho Knows Row to
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235 North lltb
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Just as soon as we can find a real good rhyme for ''dammit"
we are going to write an ode to the dandelion.
One swat of the fly in time prevents about 'steen million flies.
Let's make it easy to do a legitimate business in Nebraska.
Now is the time to swat the house fly.
And the professional politician.
And the dandelion.
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