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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 31, 1912)
Once in a while sometimes twice in a while we hear Ne
braskans wishing they could go to California. They talk about
climate and our rigorous winters, and the chances for success fur
ther west, and all that sort of thing. To such we commend the care
ful reading of some extracts from a letter written to Will Maupin's
Weekly by a man who is out there. He knows what he is talking
about, and he voices the sentiment of thousands who have been lured
from the middle west by the glittering baits thrown out by Cali
fornia. Here's part of what he says:
"It sure does seem good to get a taste of the real stuff once
in a while I refer to your boosting, enthusiastic Weekly. Long
may it wave ! Iam sick and tired of California. Hard to believe,
isn't itt Of course the climate is something here, but I long for
the seasons for the mellow fall, and the advanced spring, when
everything takes on new life. Here it is the same dreary monotony,
except that when it rains in winter it rains! I am looking for a
job back in the middle west, somewhere where a man can raise
something besides hope. In this burg everything is 'keep off the
grass!' and I haven't foHnd a single gold nugget, save the hope
that I may be granted the grace to get away from Greasers and
swindlers. By the way, don't ever come out here until you are
real rich and don't have to work, or are willing to live on 'hand
outs.' I am sincere when I say it. Some California flowers are
before me as I write, but I would give all of them for a few spring
violets and a sight of trees just budding."
.Nebraska, a state that has a right to be' proud of many things,
ought to hang her head in shame every time she thinks of the
miserable wage she pays the devoted men and women who are the
teachers of her children. Omaha, the metropolis of this rich young
state,- pays her schoolteachers a minimum of $420 for the first year
of Bervice, and a maximum of $830 after ten years of service. v Forty
dollars a month as an inducement to men and women to devote their
lives to the education of the rising generation; seventy dollars a
month as the goal to be won after a life of devo'ted service. And
the average in Omaha is better than the average throughout the
state. Our teachers should be the best paid profession in the land.
The wage ought to be big enough to call to the profession the best
blood and brain and endeavor of the republic. Nebraska is robbing
herself by the shabby treatment she accords to the teachers in her
' public schools.
The Commercial Club of Hartington, Cedar County, seems to
be a "live one." Thursday night of last week it gave a banquet
at which 265 people sat. Eloquent talks were made upon the sub
ject of publicity and home patronage. When you can get 265 men
out to a business pushing banquet in a city of 1,500 people you may
set it down that you've struck a community that is full of "go."
Hartington is the county seat of Cedar county, and although Cedar
county is one of the smaller counties of the state Will Maupin's
Weekly is here to remark that it is one of the best of the counties.
In 1910 Cedar county produced 4,400,000 bushels of corn, 86,000
bushels of wheat, 2,800,000 bushels of oats, 39,000 bushels of rye,
48,000 tons of hay, 7,500 tons of alfalfa, 37,000 bushels of potatoes,
and 3,000 tons of millet, Hungarian and kaffir. Her total agricul
tural output was worth $3,800,000. All this from 150,000 acres,
including the acreage from which wild hay was cut. This is an
average of more than $25 an acre. In the year of 1910 Cedar county
shipped to market 24,000 head of cattle, 63,000 head of hogs, 462
horses and mules, 5,300 Bheep, 3,120 pounds of dressed poultry,
164,00 pounds of live poultry, 24,500 dozen eggs, 2,000 pounds of
butter and 108,000 gallons of cream. In 1910 Cedar county pro
duced more than $5,000,000 worth of products. With a live commer
cial club at Hartington to urge on to greater endeavor, Will Mau
'; pin's Weekly expects to see Cedar county pass the $6,500,000 mark
in this good year of 1912. The soil is there, the hustle is there
al lthat is necessary is to get the spirit to working right.
Will Maupin's Weekly is in receipt of a copy of a weekly news
paper called "The Menace," with a request for "exchange." We
must decline. "The Menace" is evidently published by fanatics
who see in the Roman Catholic church a menace to about everything
that is worth while. The editor of Will Maupin's Weekly, is a
Protestant, but to date he has been unable to agree with those who
would put the Catholic church out of business. If the Catholic
church is right it will prevail. If it is what "Tho Menace" says it
is, then either God will visit it with His displeasure or there is
something wrong with the religious system we have been raised in
and under. We are too busy with important matters to waste any
time in a fool religious warfare.
Noting that Mr. Bryan's request of Victor Rosewater for a
ticket to the Chicago convention had been referred to the Nebraska
delegation, Fletch Merwin, of the Beaver City Times-Tribune, says
he has a ticket that Mr. Bryan is welcome to use, without any
strings being attached thereto. Being now assured that Mr. Bryan
will secure admission to the republican circus in Chicago, we will
proceed to do a bit more boosting for Nebraska.
"Doc" Bixby says that Will Maupin can not give one good
reason for supporting John II. Morehead for governor. As usual
the genial "Doc" Bixby is wrong. We'll give Bixby two columns in
this newspaper in which to tell why he is supporting Aldrich if
he'll give us six inches of space in his "Daily Drift" department
of the State Journal to tell why we are supporting Morehead.
It was the Nebraska Press Association, in convention at Kear
ney nine years ago, that gave the first impetus to the movement
that resulted in the abolition of the pass evil and laid the foundation
for practically all the reforms that have been accomplished in Ne
braska during the past eight years. Now let the newspaper men in
session at Lincolntake hold of the problem of taxation and submit
some scientific plan for the reformation of our revenue system.
That's the burning issue in Nebraska right now greater than the
question of the presidency, or the governorship, or the senator
ship, or any other old office to be filled by some man.
Commissioner Ryder of Omaha, who has charge of Jthe police
department, wants to know how to handle the "social evil." He
will have no troublein finding a thousand people in Omaha who
know just how it ought to be done. They are people who know
absolutely nothing about it. When we want advice as to the
proper rearing of children we always go to some finikey old maid!
who never had any children so far as anybody knows or some
old bachelor who is either not a father or has dodged responsibility
for his children. Those of us who are the parents of children always
confess our inability to tell how they ought to be reared. So, when
we want to know how to handle the "social evil" we always seek
advice from those who know nothing about it. The trouble with
their plans is that they never take into consideration society's duty
to society's victims. We'd rather trust to the good sense of Jack
Ryder, experienced newspaper man, "in handling that great ques
tion, than to trust all the ministers and would-be social reformers
Just as soon as everybody is supplied with an automobile, busi
ness in other lines will pick up. But people are so busy buying
buzz buggies that the drygoods man and the grocer will have to
be content with selling only such dry goods as people must have to
comply with the law, and the grocers must be content to sell just
enough fodstuffs to keep people physically fit to joy ride.
Is there anything ominous in the fact that the republican nation
al convention will be called to order on June 18, the anniversary of
the battle of Waterloo!
THE WONDERS OP LINCOLN COUNTY.
Lincoln county, Nebraska, is squarely in the center of
what was once designated as the "Great American IJesert."
It is anything but a desert now. On the contrary, it is a
fruitful garden one of the most productive counties of the
state, and developing at a wonderful rate. There are Ne
braskans who think they know something about the state, but
who still hold to the old idea that western Nebraska is unpro
ductive, that Lincoln county is thinly settled, devoted wholly
to cattle grazing, and unfitted for general farming. Nothing
could be further from the truth.
In 1910 Lincoln county produced 1,508,000 bushels of
corn, 274,000 bushels of wheat, 340,000 bushels of oats, 98,000
bushels of barley, 106,000 bushels- of rye, 103,000 tons of hay,
32,500 tons of alfalfa, 101,000 bushels of potatoes, 68,000
bushels of speltz, and 6,000 tons of millet, Hungarian, sorghum
and kaffir. The total value of Lincoln county's agricultural
crops in 1910 was upwards of $3,560,000. In that same year
she shipped to market 24,000 head of cattle, 32,000 head of
hogs, 1,056 horses and mules and 4,900 sheep. Also 4,860
pounds of dressed poultry, 13,500 pounds of live poultry,
60,000 dozen eggs, 60,800 pounds of butter and 73,000 gallons
of cream. In 1910 Lincoln county produced $5,000,000 worth
of wealth. She did this on less than 250,000 cultivated acres,
an average of more than $20 an acre. Only one-fifth of Lin
coln county's acreage is being cultivated, the one-fifth includ
ing the more than 100,000 acres from which the wild hay crop
is harvested. There are more than 400,000 fertile acres in
Lincoln county awaiting the plow every acre capable of
producing like the acres now cultivated. The county has good
railroad facilities, good schools, good roads and a hospitable
She ought to be making her, resources and possibilities
known of all men.
Mrs. Blatch, champion of equal suffrage, scores heavily when
she points to the "vulgar quarrel" between two prominent citizens
of the republic in their "squabble." One thing is sure, and that
is that the women, God bless 'em, couldn't do any worse at the
governing business than the men have done. If there is even a
remote possibility that the women might do better, then for good
ness' sake let's give them a chance.
Roosevelt wants to create another "bureau" or "commission,"
this time for the purpose of seeing to it that some of the benefits
of protection get into the pockets of the workingmen. v That is the
usual demagogic plea. A protective tariff will always be a burden
on the worker and a premium for the employer. All that a com
mission such as Roosevelt favors could do would be to afford some
more fat jobs for personal friends their salaries to be paid for by
When the law goes into effect compelling newspapers to print
the names of their stockholders, we want to see the list submitted
by the "American Economist," subsidized organ of the tariff barons
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FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
MEMORIAL DAY 1912
WILL M. MAUPIN
Long gone the years since the war bugle's blaring
Called them to march to the fife and the drum ;
Long gone the years since war's campfires were flaring
Gladly today with sweet flowers we come.
Flowers to garland the graves where they're Bleeping;
Blossoms of May whose rich perfume is sweeping '
Over the tombs where Old Glory's watch keeping
Red rose, and lily, and violets blue '
Colors you fought for we're bringing to you.
Yours was the task that called men for the doing,
Heedless of self that the Nation might live;
Tours was the work of a Nation's renewing
Ours to pay tribute with flowers we give. " :
Flowers of May for your graves we are bringing;
Honor and praise to each hero we're singing;
Proudly above you Old Glory we're flinging
Red rose, and lily, and violets blue
Colors you fought for we're bringing to you.
Long gone the years since your strong-heart endeavor -
Made of Old Glory the flag of the free;
This is our task that we keep it forever
Just as they left it to you and to me.
Red for the blood shed for freedom for' others;
White for the truth that all men are but brothers;
Star-dotted blue for the heaven that covers
Red rose, and lily, and violets blue -
Colors you died for we're bringing to you.
Standing today 'neath the folds of Old Glory,
Let us renew the great faith that they gave.
Let us gain strength from their valorous story,
Decking with garlands each-flag-mounted grave.
As these have died, let it be our endeavor '
Each day to live that the old flag forever
Shall float o'er a Nation where wrong exists - never
Red rose, and lily, and violets blue -Colors
you died for, God help us keep true. '
I7e I7ant a G::d Hgnc-cr
For Every Congressional District in Nebraska,
" It U not enough to do the right thing: Umntt be
; . , done at the right time and place." Matthew.
The Big Con
Our remarkable growth is; largely due to attractive,
liberal policy, contracts not excelled in the world.
Good territory open Would pay you to investigate.
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Watch repairing and
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The garage of Roy H. Quincy
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necessary for the rebuilding of all
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He carries all kinds of auto sup
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If. in need of high grade work."
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