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Will Maupin's Weekly
EDITED AND PUBLISHER BY HIMSELF
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
Editorial Rooms, 436 Bankers Life Bldg.
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Publication Rooms, 128-132 North 14th Street
Entered at the poetofflce at Lincoln, Nebraska,
as second-class mail matter, under the Act of
ingress of March S, ICTt.
SAYS SHE'S ALL AMERICAN
THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM.
Senator Frank Currie of Custer county points out, as Will
Maupin's Weekly has been doing for months, that large and fertile
lections of Nebraska remained undeveloped because of a lack of rail
road facilities. Like this newspaper he believes that these sections
will continue to lack railroad facilities until Nebraska gets on a
common sense basis of treating the public service corporations.
There are just two methods whereby these undeveloped sections
may be given railroad facilities. One is for the existing trunk lines
of Nebraska to build extensions ; the other is the building of electric
lines. There is no hope of securing new railroads because of the
combination known to exist for the purpose of preventing the build
ing of competing lines of railroad. It will be a long and tedious
wait if these sections must depend upon the extensions of branch
lines of our present trunk systems, and even then the service will
not be anything as good as these splendid sections already deserve,
and which they will deserve much more when the proper incentive
is given them. , The best hope is for the building of electric lines.
These lines can not be profitably operated without water power.
The water power possibilites are there, but it will require large
investments of capital to develop them, a capital that Nebraska can
not raise and which, if raised, must be raised by outside investors
Investments in such enterprises carry more or less risk, and in
variably are followed by years of no financial returns while the
business and the territory are being developed. Shall Nebraska
continue to act the "dog in the manger" and'say to outside capital:
"We want our water powers developed, so that our state may be
developed and all Nebraskans benefited. But we do not propose t"o
give you a show for your white alley. You must assume all the
risk, wait perhaps years before you get any return on your invest
ment, then if ever the returns do begin coming in you will not be
allowed anything for the risk you ran; nor for the years of no
profit, but must be content with a return no greater than you might
, have had from the start without any risk by investing in farm
The solution of this great problem of developing our water
power lies in inviting capital to do the work of development, and
'allowing it a fair return not only upon the investment, but a return
for the unprofitable years and for the risks assumed. Outside
capital is not being invested in productive Nebraska enterprises.
Whatever investments are made are in farm mortgages, and these
mortgages merely mean more money taken out of Nebraska every
year for interest and partial payments. . They do not mean employ
ment for another wage earner, nor an increased market for Ne
braska raw material. ,
That condition will continue until we show by our actions that
we really want capital invested in the development of our wonderful
resources.. As long as we say: "Come on with your money, and if
you lose it all, we don't give a rap; but if you develop a profitable
business we will allow you nothing more than what you might have
secured by buying mortgage upon a Nebraska farm" as long as
that is our attitude we might just as well make up our minds to
fall to the rear and let more progressive but less favored states
beat us out.
Make it an inducement for capitalists to invest in the develop
ment of our almost unlimited water power, and inside of a decade
the state will be gridironed with electric lines, every community
will be amply served, countless factories will be in operation, thou
sands of wage earners will be building homes, business will steadily
increase, and we will be making the whole world sit up and take
notice of Nebraska. "
Nebraska ought to be making it easy for men to do a square
and profitable business in all legitimate lines. She is falling into
the habit of making it difficult by allowing aspiring politicians to seek
personal aggrandizement under the pretence of "protecting the
interests of the dear people." '
'. Theodore Roosevelt indignantly denies that he uses intoxicating
liquors. We'll accept his declaration. But if he will tell us what
it is he uses to produce that sort of results we'll undertake to put
the saloons out of business with it. ,
"Jack" Ryder of Omaha is giving another demonstration of
.the fact that if you do not want a public official to do his whole
duty, be sure that you refrain from electing a trained newspaper
man to the job.
As one desiring to see Lincoln grow and prosper we are getting
a bit tired of having the Traction Co. prevented from making ex
tensions and improvements, and then damned for not making them.
We have been saving the water powers of Nebraska for the
people for something like forty-five years. Now let us make it
possible to have these water powers developed for the people. I
Nebraska farmers are now ready to cut about $10,000,000 worth
of alfalfa, merely as a starter. "And they'll do it about four times
before the snow flies again.
There are quite a lot of us who prefer the music of a hound
dog's bay to the clatter of a big stick or the racuous sound of an
We have almighty little sympathy for the man who keeps pick
ing at his political Bore spots for the purpose of keeping them
For' heaven's sake, will some one kindly see to it that the
supreme court is persuaded not to bust any more trusts T
After all, would anybody object to the "zone system'
car fares if they be allowed to fix the zone limits ? '
Oscar Hammeratein had the proud
est moment of his life recently when
King George gave him a handshake in
the beautiful vestibule of 'the London
opera house. It was his majesty's first
visit to the opera house, to which he
went to attend a concert In aid of the
League of Mercy.
The king, accompanied by Queen
Mary. Princess Mary and Prince Al
bert, was received there by Prince
and Princess Alexander of Teck, Prin
cess Victoria of Schleswig-Holsteln,
the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Far
quhar and the Countess of Chester
field. After the ladles had been presented
to their majesties, the dowager Coun
tess of Chesterfield introduced Mr,
Hammersteln to Prince Alexander,
who presented him to King George.
The king, grasping Mr. Hammer
stein's hand, said:
"I am delighted with the effort you
are making here today and it gives
me great pleasure to come to your house."
The star item in the program was an abbreviated garden scene from
"Faust," sung by four Americans Felice Lyne, Lydia Locke, Orvllle Karrold
and Henry Welldon. ..'...
At the close of the performance the queen summoned Miss Lyne, who
still was in costume as Marguerite, to the royal box, saying:
"I must compliment you upon your beautiful voice. I understand you
Are half American."
Miss Lyne archly replied: "No, your majesty, I am all American."
WU TING-FANG COMING BACK
If he still retains one-half the, en
thusiasm for which he is famous in
America Dr. Wu Ting-fang will have
the time of his life when he returns
to Washington to enter upon his third
term of service as Chinese minister
to the United States. His many friends
In official and in private life are al
ready planning to give him such a wel
come as has never been accorded an
other returning diplomat. His ca
pacity for enjoyment when it comes
to banquets and dinner parties and
his power of endurance when it comes
to pink teas will In all probability ba
taxed to the utmost. The more stren
ous the program,' however, the more
gleeful will probably be the lndefatigi
ble Wu Ting-fang.
With the announcement that Dr. Wu
will come to this country as repre
sentative of Yuan Shin Kal, president
of the Chinese republic, society at the
national capital has shaken oft Its
springtime lassitude. Stories of the
famous Chinaman's sayings have been revived. Anecdotes concerning his ec
centricities, his startling originality and his sharpness of tongue are numer
ous. He Is remembered as tbe man who made the interrogation point famous
He was known as "the human question -mark."
Wu Ting-fang's sympathy with the revolutionary movement In China was
not a surprise to Americans acquainted with his advanced ideas of govern
ment. Both by education and from his residence in England and America he
became Imbued with Occidental ideas of civilization that put him far in td
vance of many of his countrymen.
Wu ting-fang had long hated the Manchu dynasty at Pekin. AIbo he was
one of the first to foresee and to predict the awakening of China. Nearly a
decade ago, in speaking in public in New York. be said:
"China Is moving and she is moving with a rapidity whioh is difficult for
one who has not personally studied her wonderful changes to understand and
realise. The first and foremost force behind this movement is education.
What does this awakening in China mean? To my mind it means true and
lasting peace in the far East, The moment China becomes strong enough
after her awakening to maintain her sovereign rights and protect herself
from aggression the far eastern question will have been solved."
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Boston's Historic Landmark Condemned
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BOSTON. Boston is soon to lose an
other of its historic landmarks,
what is claimed to be one of the old
est structures in the city the Sun
tavern, In Dock square.
Some time ago there was a fire in
the rear of the building, and it is un
derstood the fire commissioner con
demned the set of buildings at that
point, owned by the C. W. Galloupe
estate, which also Includes the , old
Bite , tavern, in the angle . made by
South Market street and Faneuil Hall
square. Orders have been given to re
move the structures within, the next
three months. It is understood a mod
ern brick building will replace both
The rough-hewn oaken beams of
the Sun tavern seem as sound today
as when they were placed in position
upon the hewed and shouldered up
rights which support them. The loss
of this historic group of buildings will
bring great regret to many interested
in the early days. The Sun tavern
boasts on Its Faneuil Hall square face
a tablet stating that the building was
erected in 1690, and the date has nev
er been - disputed as far as is known.
In fact, there is a .tradition ' to the
effect that its timbers were cut in
Cornhill. This story is not generally
known, as it is known Cornhill was
built upon in 1690. Of course the
oak could have been cut there prior
to that and stored, but it Is more gen
erally believed the heavy beams were
cut near Cornhill, as was entirely pos
sible at that date. . . .
The tavern is older by half a cen
tury than Faneuil hall, which faces it, "r
It is the last survivor of the buildings ,
that stood about the ancient dock
from which It was hardly more than)
thirty feet distant. ..
In its day it has served in many caj
pacifies, first as a residence, then a
tavern, grocery, fruit store, market J.
and for many years past as a combina
tion fish and meat store. In 1712 it
was the dwelling of Thomas Phillips,
and even at that time was known as
the Sun tavern, as Phillips had a per
mit for ten t years previous to that
date. v' '
Samuel Mears owned the tavern in
1724 and in 1741 it passed to Joseph
Jackson from Thomas Valentine of
Hopkinton for the sum of $12,375.
Capt. James Day conducted the Sun
tavern in 1755 and Paix Cazeau suc
ceeded him. Under this later pro
prietor the tavern became a highly
popular place. . When the old Crown
coffee house became too small for the
meetings of the Scots' Charitable so
ciety they were held for years in the r
Sun tavern, which at that time wa,'
a noted place for meetings of organi
zations. It Is claimed that many of
the resolutions passed in gatherings)
in Faneuil ball had previously been
drafted at smaller gatherings there. .-.
During the siege of Boston the Brit
ish took possession of the tavern and
changed its name to the King's Arms,
but after the evacuation the old name
was restored. When Joseph Jackson
died In 1794 the group of buildings
was sold at public auction to David
Bradlee for $6,700. The Sun tavern
has always been considered of the - ,
seventeenth century. .
Because Champ Clark was not a candidate at the presidential
primaries in Ohio he is charged by the Wilson supporters of being
in cahoots with Harmon: But Clark was not a candidate in New
Jersey. Is he also in cahoots with Woodrow .Wilson?
Not being financially interested in the Union Stock Yards Co.
at South Omaha we are not worrying over stock yards legislation.
But will some one kindly tell us why there is any more reason for
regulating the charges of that company than for regulating the
charges of a hotel ? The stock yards company maintains a hotel for
four-footed guests; that Ave call hotels provide accommodations for
two-footed guests. It is merely a difference in feet, not in kind. We.
are merely inquiring in order that we may be informed.
If Teddy missed it so far in his estimate of Taft, how much shall
we discount Teddy's estimate of himself? .
The "hot air" system may be all right for heating houses, "lint
it never built a mile of good roads.' '";
Wouldn't this country be in a heluva fix if its continued exist
ence depended wholly upon one man ? - 4
Who said Omaha's lid has entirely disappeared?
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Fibre Trunks $9.00 to $21.00
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Stallman Dresser Trunks
$15.50 to $46.50.
Matting Suit Case
$1.20 to $7.50
Cowhide Suit Case
$500 to $18.00
Walrus Suit Cases
$6.50 to $10.00
, Cowhide Oxford Bags
$5.00 to $18.00
Real Walrus Oxford Bags
$8.50 .to $18.00
Other good Bags $1.40 to $5.00
Mendel Wardrobe Trunks
Regular Trunks $3.00 to $18.00 $40.00, $50.00, $65.00, & $75.00
Steamer Trunks $5.00 to $24.00 Innovation Wardrobe $30.00
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