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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (June 6, 1912)
, NEWSPAPER MEN AND WOMEN.
The fortieth annual meeting of the Nebraska Press Association,
held in Lincoln on June 3, 4 and 5, was in nearly every respect the
best in the history of the organization. It was the largest in at
tendance with one exception, the best in point of general interest,
the best in point of profit to those present, and best in its social
features. If a munber of old and familiar faces were missed, there
were new faces; was some old and stereotyped feature omitted, then
something new and worth while took its place. From the time the
visitors landed in Lincoln until the 'Auld Lang Syne" of Walt's or
chestra announced the close of the Wednesday evening's riot of fun,
there was something doing all the time. (
The business sessions of the convention were full of interest
and profit. Live subjects were discussed by men who took a deep
interest in them. One of the best sounding notes was that of
Gerritt Fort, "managing editor" of the traffic department of the
Union Pacific. Mr. Fort is a leader in the new generation of rail
way managers. He stood on a common level with the newspaper
men, talked to them as man to man, making no "soft soap" talk,
but speaking as the representative of one big business enterprise
to men representing another phase of businss activity. Time was
when the "editorial pass" bought space in newspapers that was
filled with something that did the railroads no earthly good, while
the "free pass" thus obtained bankrupted and subsidized the editors
who accepted them. The abolition of the pass benefited both parties
to the transaction.
The job printing exhibit, the first one held and the forerunner
of what is to be a regular feature, was far larger than its promoters'
had hoped for. The Johns silver cup trophy was won by the Central
City Nonpareil with an exhibit that would have done credit to any
city job plant in the country.
The association once more gave its endorsement to the estab
lishment of a state bureau of publicity and immigration, and this
time it will be seen to that the necessary bill is prepared and intro
duced and pushed by men who will not allow their interest in it
to be sidetracked.
The Lincoln Commercial Club went the limit in the attempt to
make the visit of the editorial fraternity pleasant. Auto rides, car
rides, ball game, banquet anything that was suggested as likely
to be pleasant for the guests was attended to. Secretary Whitten
was "on the job all the time for the Commercial Club, and President
Woods was on hand to respond to any call. While the banquet on
Wednesday night was tendered by the Commercial Club, the ar
rangements were in charge of local newspaper . men. If that ban
quet does not live in the memory of the visitors for many a year to
come, then we miss our guess. It was begun in the usual way,
but the finish was far from usual.
Two little side issues helped to make things pleasant. The
Armstrong Clothing Co. made a hit by its frank confession of the
value of' advertising and its distribution of tie clasps among the
men. Gillen & Boney made a decided hit by presenting a. box of
tonbons to each visiting lady as a finishing course of the big ban
quet. And this gift was a powerful appeal for the patronage of home
instittuions. That the gifts were appreciated is evident from the
Many comments we heard..
The editor of WTill Maupin's Weekly has attended seventeen
consecutive conventions of the Nebraska Press Association, and
twenty-two of them all told. He believes that the 1912 meeting
was the best of them all.
IBll Will M.-'J If a
In tlie Cloakroom
Our excellent assortment of handsomely de
signed, well fitting Street Dresses in Washable
fabrics and Silks will afford you an easy and satis
factory selction; our prices you will find low as
a 1 TITO T7CJ
T1BTP.SRF.H AT tl QK
ftt Lawn. Dimity. Tissue Ginsrhams. Percale and
ifi'i Domestic Gingham Dresses in assorted colors,
'ki stripes and checks, regular $2.95-$3.95 values.
MM Choice $1.95
DRESSES AT $2.95
French Gingham, Lawn, Foulard and Chambray
Dresses, worth $3.95. Choice $2.95
DRESSES AT $3.95
Best grade of Gingham, Pure Irish Linen and
Madras, splendid values, at $3.95
ou values, at $4.95
Assortment of Taffeta and Messaline Dresses, $19.50
values, at ....$7.95
SKIRTS AT $4.95
Entire stock of $7.50, $7.95, $8.95 values to se
lect from. Your choice at ...$4.95
Linen Pique and Linene Tub Skirts. Special
priees at $1.95, $155 Ud ggc
We cary a selection of these for everybody in
variety of styles
For Children in Gingham, from 25c tip to 69c
For Ladies in Gingham, White Lawn, and Black
Sateen, from 25c up to 89c
SUITS AND COATS
Prices have dropped to low figures. Now is
the time to buy.
Suits $14.50 to $29.50 values,
now $14.50, $12.50, $8.75 and $7.50
Coats, $14.50 to $19.50 values,
now. . $12.50, $9.75 and $7.95
Coats in Pongee, Rep and Linen,
at ..... $9.95, $4.95 and $3.95
DIAMOND TRANSFER AND PARCEL DELIVERY.
Lincoln people who are looking for speedy and careful delivery
of trunks, bags, parcels, etc., are recommended to the Diamond
Transfer and Parcel Delivery, 108 South Sixteenth. C. W. Reynolds
is the proprietor of- this business, and by close attention to his work
has built up a thriving business. The messenger service is unusually
prompt and "careful. All deliveries are made promptly and with
care. Beginning in a small way less than two years ago, the busi
ness now requires four delivery wagons and a large corps of messen
gers. Frank Wise is managing the delivery department and giving it
the benefit of his long experience in this work. Auto B-2987;
BASE BALL PALAVER
Because we love the great game of baseball, and because we do
not want to see it dead and damned beyond recall, we arise at, this
moment to make demand that our professional ball players do a bit
more 'ball playing and a lot less ragchewing with the umpire.
Already this season we have had in the western loop a few exhibi
tions that will, if continued, make ball playing about as entertaining
as bullfighting, and just about as likely to attract orderly and sport
loving people a second time. It is exasperating to player and spec
tator alike to witness a dumbheaded umpire at work, but the play
ers need not labor under the delusion that they can cover up their
own boneheaded play by abusing the umpire. A few hotheaded fans
who are always in favor of mobbing the umpire when a game is
lost do not support the game. Support comes from the vast num
ber who attend because they want clean sport and delight in seeing
the best team win regardless. "Rowdy ball" may go in some
places, but a few exhibitions of it in Lincoln will put the game on
Umpire Johnson ought to eat a barrel or two of sand. Sand is
all he needs to make a great umpire and the lack of it makes his
arbitrating a huge farce. We don't know all the baseball in the
world, but we do know that if we had been arbitrating a couple of
the recent games in Lincoln a half-dozen players would today be
ornamentaing the bench wondering how they were going to get
along this winter minus a big hunk of salary. Johnston stood for a
lot of things that pught to have been nipped at the beginning. And
because he didn't and allowed himself to be bullied and shoved and
choked, he has made himself a further impossibility, unless he takes
a new tack, and injured the game fearfully.
Particular attention is called to one Mr. Mullen, the gentleman
we have entrusted with duties at the initial corner. Day after day
Mr. Mullen is giving an exhibition of first base work that is worth
going many miles to see. We claim that he is the class of the
league in that position, covering more ground, getting away with
more stuff and doing it with greater grace, than any of them. Mr.
Mullen has our cordial approval.
Apart from one or two exhibitions of child's play, the last six
or eight games played on the home lot have shown us some wonder-
In the Dry Goods Dept.
We are showing some specially interesting things in Flounc
ings that are adapted for commencement and graduation dresses.
These are beautiful new designs that have never been shown
here before. Some exquisite examples of Filet and Irish lace
are interwoven into the pattern, the effect of which is very
pleasing. These are 45 inches wide and the prices are much
less than their actual values.
All $1.25 values ,at, the yard 98c
All $1.50 and $2.00 values, the yard $1.39
One lot of 27-inch Flouncing. Splendid workings on a fine
quality Swiss. These are specially good values at 50c. Spe
cial price this week, the yard 39c
Red Star Sheeting, full count and a good standard quality, at
the following low prices
2 yards wide, regular 24c, the yard... 21c
24 yards wide, regular 26c, the yard 23c
ZVs yards wide, regular 28c, the yard 25c
These prices hold good for this week only!
BIG WASH GOODS SALE
Owing to the weather conditons and late spring nearly every
body has put off buying wash goods, but . the time has come
when the hot weather js approaching. We advise everyone to
be prepared to take advantage of this big Wash Goods Sale.
A splendid assortment of this season's merchandise, such as
Lawn, Dimities, Organdies, Voile, Tissues, and Silk Mixed fab
rics. Lot 1 Regular 10c, 12y2e values, the yard '. .". .:.6c'
Lot 2 Regular 12c, 15c and 18c values, the yard. ..... .10c
Lot 3 Regular 25c, 35c, 40c and 50c values, to close out, at,
the yard .23c
150 pieces of American Standard Prints, regular 7c value.
Special, the yard " 6c
For Muslin and Gauze Underwear visit our Ladies' Under
wear Department. . We offer exceptionally good values at all
YARD WIDE MUSLIN
Hope Bleached Muslin, a good 11c quality, special, the yard.. 9c
OUR BAREFOOT SANDALS
are best for the money
Child's 5 to 8 90c
Child's, 8y2 to 11 95c
Mises' liy2 to 2 $1.00
Ol 7-9 21 O St. OPPOSITE CITY HALL
"KING QUALITY" SHOES
for Men are Good
Pair ......... .$4.00 and $4.50
. Union Made
fully clever playing. Last Saturday's game with St. Joe was a hair
raiser for fair. Others may laugh at the idea, but we still hold that
"nick" is a big factor in the game; indeed, we hold that the luck
factor is what makes baseball interesting. And we further hold
that to date the luck has been breaking rather bad for the Antelopes.
But the season is young yet. It has three months to go, and it
will be a long time before any particular team has a cinch on the
Little Willie McCormick, who will be quite a man in size some
day if he doesn't stop growing, is doing some pretty fancy stick
work these days. We rather like Willie 's habit of leaning up against
the ball and pushing it from five to seven furlongs.
Player King slugged Umpire Knapp at Topeka and got away
with a fine of $100. The usual plea about having a " wife and
children" was made for him. When some umpire-slugging player
is banished forever from professional baseball we'll witness the de
cadence of that sort of "sport."
Denver is slipping. Over confidence seems to have undermined
the Grizzly stronghold. Maybe the Denver team can "come back,"
but we are not betting our gold coin on "comebacks" any more.
Funny thing! Two years ago the editors of the state gathered
at the Antelope pasture and saw a game of ball that would have
been to the discredit of a graded school league. And last Monday
the same editors foregathered at the Antelope pasture to see a ball
game and saw a vaudeville stunt instead.
LaFollette is the only republican presidential candidate who car
ried his own state. Harmon carried his state, but the majority was
so small as to really be a defeat.
The only mission Will Maupin 's Weekly has is to boost Ne
braska and those Nebraskans who are really accomplishing things.
If you are inclined to boost, then boost with us.
Pessimism has no place in the heart of any Nebraskan who
knows his state.
We have Money to Loan on
Chattels. Plenty of it. Utmost
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E. WILSON. Manager
39 P Street Lincoln, Nebraska
The garage of Roy H. Quincy
at 828 M St., makes . a specialty
of general repairing and over'iaiil
ing of automobiles. His garage
is a new brick building fully
equipped with all modern devices
necessary for the rebuilding of all
kind of cars. Only first class
mechanics are employed and no
car leaves the shop without the
careful inspection of Mr. Quincy.
He carries all kinds of auto sup
plies including oils and gasoline.
If in need of high grade work,
your business is solicited, a trial
order is all I ask. Auto B4216. '
Accidents Will Happen
And it is wise and prudent to insure
against them in the reliable
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of Lincoln, Nebr.
The "National" does a larger acci
dent insurance business in Nebraska
than any other company, and settles
all claims promptly and in full.
A host of satisfied policyholders are
stunch supporters of the "National"
and the numbers are' increasing
W. C. HOWEY
Secy, and Genl. Mgr.
My make of auto and buggy
tops has' no superior.
Prices reasonable, work guar
J. E. Winchester
1012 M Street Lincoln
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Learn to operate and re
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