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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 24, 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, 128-132 North 14th Street
Entered at the poatofflce at Lincoln, Nebraska,
as second-class mall matter, under the Act of
jngress of March t, 1S79.
TUT, TUT! ALSO PISH-TUSH!
The Republic received a letter the other day from Omaha, ask
ing that the Nebraska Press association meeting for 1913 be held
in that city and that we use our influence to bring about that result
With all due respect to the Dahlmanized metropolis, we desire to
Bay that as long as Omaha persists in her present course, the Ne
braska Press association, nor no other state organization of which
we are a member, will ever hold a meeting in that city by our vote.
Omaha is pursuing a course which is inconsistent and incompatible
with the sentiment of the balance of the state, and she persists in
electing men to office who are a disgrace to our state and whom
the balance of the state has repudiated. If Omaha wants to con
tinue along that line, she can do so, but if she does she has no right
to expect anything from the balance of the state; and the balance
of the state ought to see that she gets it. Pender Republic.
O, tut-tut! Also pish-tush! and fie, fie! Just about the time
we have hopes that we are all pulling together to make Nebraska
what she ought to be, along comes somebody and harrows up our
feelings. Just about the time we begin feeling that Nebraskans
have quit the damphoolish habit of thinking that things are going
to the demnition bow-wows because political results are not to
their liking, along comes somebody with a wail like the above.
Here is Brer Hughes of the Pender Republic advocating a boy-
eot of Omaha if Omaha persists in her present course. And what
is Omaha's "present course ?" Making greater progress commer
cially and industrially than any other city in the Mississippi valley;
solving municipal problems that require far more than ordinary
genius, and solving them well; building a park and boulevard sys
tem that is attracting the attention of the country. But despite
Omaha's wonderful growth and prosperity, despite her successful
grappling with ' perplexing problems, Brer Hughes is going to wipe
her off his visiting list because he doesn't happen to like James C.
Dahlman. And yet 'Jim" Dahlman has more staunch personal
friends than most men can boast; no man has ever accused him of
being a "dodger" or a "trimmer;" no man has ever been able to
prove him guilty of taking a tainted dollar or turning a crooked
business or political deal ; no man has ever accused him of throwing
down a friend or violating his word. As mayor of Omaha he gave
the city a clean administration insofar as lay within his power,
and it must be remembered that two-thirds of Dahlman 's service as
mayor saw him handicapped by a fire and police commission of op
posite political faith. During the last six years Omaha's streets
have been cleaner than at any other time in her history; the only
grafter disclosed was a councilman, who was thrown out of oflice;
taxes have been lowered save when the people themselves volun
tarily voted an increase for the purpos of acquiring the water
plant. If to defeat a man for state office is to repudiate him and
cast reflections upon his home community if it still continues to re
spect him, then Fremont is to be boycotted for still honoring Lucius
D. Richards ; Lincoln is to be boycotted for still honoring George
W. Berge and Elmer J. Burkett; Nehawka is to be boycotted and
censured for still honoring George Sheldon, and "West Point boy
cotted for still honoring "Jim" Elliott. If men who deal squarely
with their fellows, keep their obligations, stand by their friends and
live honestly are a "disgrace to the state," then for God's sake
let's pray for more disgrace of the same kind.
Without having any statistics at hand, Will Maupin's Weekly
will venture to say that Pender has more saloons per thousand of
population than Omaha, more misdemeanors per thousand of popu
lation . than Omaha, and as large a proportion of crime. Pender
with a thousand population will in the course of 150 years accumu
late about as startling a mass of crime, prostitution, homicides, bur
glaries, etc., as Omaha suffers in a year.
We wish Brer Hughes would take something for that jaundiced
feeling. It is sad to see one who is so well fitted to enjoy life
making himself miserable because things are not always to his lik
ing. We are going to vote to accept Omaha's invitation, knowing
that in Omaha we'll be treated royally by a hospitable, wide-awake,
enterprising lot of men, who are building a city of which every
Nebraskan ought to be proud. Gee, but if ever we get as grouchy
as Brer Hughes because our political favorites are turned down,
we hope somebody '11 come along and put a dent in our cranium
with a swift swat from a stocking stuffed with sawdust.
BREAKING CATTLE MARKET RECORDS.
Sixteen head of branded Hereford steers from Nebraska
achieved the distincion of putting the 9c record-breaking top on the
South Omaha cattle market. These were western range steers
put in the Nebraska feed lot last fall by Mr. Graham, Creston,
where they were fed the standard ration of alfalfa and corn. Mr.
Graham is one of the most successful feeders in the corn belt and
his record-breaking events along this line have come to be numer
ous. " In 1910 Mr. Graham 's feeding put the record price for fat
steers at $8.25, where it remained until broken last month. He
also made the top record for the year 1911. The sale was made
through the firm of Clay, Robinson & Co., and the price was the
highest ever paid at the South Omaha market and to this day is the
record price at any western market. Other cattle which sold near
the top of the market were eighteen steers in one lot fed by Col.
D. C. Morse, Logan, Iowa, which averaged 1338 lbs. and went at
$8.95. These were also branded western cattle, bought as feeders
at South Omaha January 22, this year, for $6.40, when they went
into the feed lot weighing 1040. They were on feed just 105 days
and gained an average of 298 to the head, with an advance in price
of $2.60 per ewt. Bowles Live Stock Com. Co. handled these cattle.
Editor Merwin of the Beaver City Tribune would put the "pat
ent inside monopoly" out of business by the simple device of refus
ing second class mailing privileges to any newspaper that isn't
printed all at home. All right, but the next step would be to re
fuse the privilege to newspapers that didn't set all their own type.
In that way we could put half the newspapers out of business, de-
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That which inspires the headline of this
advertisement is the repeated admiration voiced with
out hesitation by the men who have seen the suits
which we have priced now at $15.00, 20.00 and $25.00.
The statement generally amounts to the
fact that "I had never expected to get such fine cloth
es at such low prices." This seasons suits at $15.00,
$20.00 and $25.00 are a constant revelation We chose
them with particular care and with an insistence upon
detail that is frequently overlooked.
We have a distinct and emphatically important message
for the man who wants, to get the utmost value out of
$15.00, $20.00 or $25.00
We want you, above all, to see and criticise our special showing at those
prices, Based on other men's experience, we feel very postive that you
will find it the most exceptional showing of suits in the city.
Armstrong Clothing Company
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
prive thousands of men of honest employment and put a severe
crimp in educational progress.
Nebraska is looking for men who will invest money in devel
oping her resources, then when she finds one meets him at her bor
ders with notice that if he dares to come in hell be fined every
time he adds a dollar in improvements, employs a single man in a
productive industry or makes a single article that the people need
The intimation that there is any Nebraska newspaper likely
to be swayed from its political convictions by the possibility of get
ting a piece of the constitutional amendment printing pie is, of
course, unfounded. But it is possible that some of them might be
induced to suppress any expression of real conviction.
The Lincoln Evening News intimates that Metcalfe carried
Saline county because Senator Morehead opposed the "reform in
surance measures introduced by Senator Bartos of Saline." Is the
Lincoln News merely joking or does it really believe that the
people are so foolish as to swallow that sort of stuff!
The Pender Republic would discipline Omaha for honoring men
who have been repudiated by the rest of the state. Fine theory !
But carried to its logical conclusion Nebraska would be in an awful
fix, for we Nebraskans still honor Bryan, although he has been
thrice repudiated by the balance of the republic.
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The bankers in session in Lincoln the first of this week spent
lot of time worrying about the farmers. "With beef at $9, hogs
at $8, wheat at $1 and better and corn at 80 cents the farmer is al
lowing the bankers to do all the worrying about the agriculturists.
A contemporary wonders why Charley "Withnell of Omaha was
high man in the election of seven commissioners. Maybe the answer
is to be found in the fact that Charley "Withnell has made good as
a public official. '
By the way, men who ride into office on a platform of opposi
tion to the "demon rum" ought to be a little bit slow to intercede
with an excise board in behalf of an applicant for a liquor license.
Premiums paid to a home insurance company remain , in the
state to be invested, thus helping to develop the. state. Moral :
Place your insurance with home companies.
"With Nebraska steers selling at $9 a hundred in South Omaha
we are not expecting any cheap porterhouses from our butcher.
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235 North llth
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Swat the fly! Also the "knocker.'
Likewise the "holdback!"
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