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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1912)
Will Maupin's Weekly
EDITED AND PUBLISHER BY HIMSELF
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
Editorial Rooms, 436 Banker Life Bldg.
Auto Phone B2994
Publication Rooms, 126-132 North 14th Street
Entered at the poatofflo at Lincoln, Nebraska,
as second-class mall matter, under the Act of
Kress of Marok 3, 1173.
ORCHARDING IN NEBRASKA.
Frank Odell, who has acquired the habit of looking at things
with an observing eye, nas connrmeu wuat m "'""P1" " ,
has so often said that as an apple producing country Nebraska has
got them all beaten to a pulp. Mr. Odell has been making some
inquiries of late in order to load up with ammunition to fire at the
apple land promoters of the northwest country, which gentlemen
declared that Odell violated the truth when he said Nebraska is the
better apple country. Five counties in Nebraska in 1911 produced
more apples than the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and
Colorado. One Nebraska county produced more apples in 1911 than
any one of the states mentioned. Land that will produce the finest
apples in the world may be bought in Nebraska at a price less tnan
it will cost to clear the boasted apple lands of Oregon ad Washing
ton. The land for an orchard may be bought in Southeastern .Ne
braska, the trees planted and brought to bearing, at a price less than
will have to be paid for the raw land in the boasted apple country of
the northwest. The Nebraskan who owns a farm in eastern Ne
braska and sell it for the purpose of going to Oregon or Washington
or Colorado to engage in the fruit business, ought to have. his head
bored for the simples. He is selling the best apple lands in the
world for less than he will have to pay for scrub-covered raw land
in the northwest.
It has been only during the last six or eight years that the
.farmers of Nebraska have paid any attention to orcharding. They
planted orchards and then left them to shift for themselves. As a
result the orchards were not profitable and were sadly neglected. But
a new generation has come upon the stage of action; a new force is
at work. Young men who have made a study of horticulture are
going out into these old and abandoned orchards and making them
produce bountifully. Farmers have awakened to a realization of the
fact that a fruit tree will respond to kind and intelligent treatment
quite as readily as a man or an animal. Today we see great orch
ards yielding bountifully in Nebraska.
Now that the apple raisers have learned the value of pruning
and spraying and cultivating, they should begin studying marketing.
That is where the apple raiser of the northwest puts it over his Ne
braska competitor. The northwestrn apple raiser handpicks and
carefully sorts his fruit. He packs it in boxes artistically, and he
ships to a particular market. The old barrel method of selling fine
Gpples is gone forever.
Within the lifetime of men who have already passed the half
century mark the hilly slopes of the Missouri river bluffs are going
to be the greatest apple and small fruit region of this nation. The
native timber will be removed, the land will be cultivated and set
out into orchards and vineyards, and millions will be added to the
annual production of wealth. Some mighty fine opportunities
offered by Nebraska are being overlooked by men who are going
further west to engage in orcharding. They'll have to go a long
ways and expend a wad of money before they 'will find Nebraska 's
MICHAEL FLIPFLOP HARRINGTON.
Mike Harrington has bolted Wilson and enlisted under the
Bull Moose banner. Time was when we would have sincerely
mourned the desertion of Michael from the ranks of the progressives,
but not now. We have become accustomed to the political gyrations
and animadversion of Michael, therefore we are no longer surprised
by anything he may do or say. We have often wondered Why
Michael was not named Reuben. Was not Rube the first born of
David, the strength of his loins t And wasn't Reuben the, prize
shifter of all the bunch. "Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel,"
said David to Reuben. But if Rube had anything on Michael 'for
lack of stability we haven't noticed it.
'Michael is trying to explain his desertion of Wilson, the man
he helped to nominate, but his explanation reminds us of the maiden
speech of the new congressman : '
"Mr. Speaker," shouted the new congressman upon his first recog
nition, "the generality of mankind in general is prone to be unkind
to the generality of mankind in general!" ,
"The gentleman from Podunk is crawling back into the whole
from whence he just emerged," said the speaker, gently and softly.
And it doesn't take much of hole for Michael to emerge
from or return to. Agile, lithe and sinuous, Michael can get into
or out of some almighty small political orifices. His reasons for
deserting Wilson and supporting Roosevelt may suit Michael all
picion of graft in connection therewith. He built the big Pennsyl
right, and that is all that is necessary. All we can say is that the
man who is easily convinced by such a line of argument is certainly
very amenable to that kind of argument. We regret to see Michael
leaving us, but our regret is tempered by the satisfaction that .comes
from the knowledge that he will raise particular hell among the Bull
Moose advocates. ,
But Michael will come back to us. In due time he will show up
at a democratic convention and insist upon having the spotlight
turned upon himself. When Michael is not in the political spotlight
in Nebraska you can gamble on the .proposition that the spotlight
manipulator is loafing on the job.
But we'll have a season of relief from the Harrington oratory
when next the democrats of Nebraska meet. We'll miss his posing
and his gyrating, his protestations of superior virtue and democratic
integrity. Not soon again will we hang breathless upon his words.
He has deserted us in the hour ,of our extremity, and proffered his
services as chief scoopman for the Bull Moose candidate. May peace
go with him but it will not. We have wished him upon the Bull
A paved street to the state fair grounds, and a street car line
to the grounds over the viaduct when we get 'em we'll be happier.
Omaha hasn't had a rain for months. We'd say something
about this being a punishment for wickedness if it were not so gosh
awful dry in Lincoln.
A little newspaper in southwestern Nebraska, whose editor claims
In a Quarter of an Hour You Can Earn From Three to Fifteeh
dollars, and get the best and most satisfactory clothes values you ever bought
at our July Clearance Sale. Were you ever extended a more liberal offer?
There is no question about the clothes values we're giving you. We know how. they are
made. We know that the materials are strictly all-wool in every, instance. We know
that the craftsmen employed in the making of these suits are masters of their profession.
We know that they are modeled from the latest and most approved styles of spring and
summer and that the shades and patterns are pleasing and exclusive. We know the
reputation of the houses that sell these suits. They are guaranteed to us and we guar
antee them to you. This is the class of merchandise that we're selling you at these July Clearance prices.
$12.50 and $15
Suits at . .
$25 and $27.50
Suits at . .
$16.50 and $18
Suits at . .
$30 and $32. 50
$20 and $22.50 rtflff in
Suits at . , . v04d.4j
$35.00 and 40
Suits at . .
Men who take extra size clothes will find that our assort
ments have a capacity of giving them immediate and
thorough satisfaction in fit. We've complete lines of
short, stout, slim and long sizes, besides the regular, and
they're all sold at these same generous reductions. Pop
ular shades, blues and blacks are included.
The biggest trouser values in town today are the Hart, Schaffner
cHarx trousers which are worth 6.50, 7.50 and 8.50
we are selling at . . . . . . .
Men's $2.50 and AC
$3 Trousers IOJ
Men's $4. 50
and $4 Trousers
Men's $5 and
JOIN THE CROWD Of
KNOWING SHIRT BUYERS
Many have taken advan
tage of our liberal offer.
You should do so if you
appreciate liberal offers.
$2 gad S2.50 Shirts il.35
$1.50 Shirts, naa . . 1.12
75c Shirts caw . APa
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
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to be a democrat, is being quoted quite freely in the republican
press. This being a new sensation the editor of the aforesaid weekly
paper is laying "awake nights trying to think up something to say
against the democratic candidate for governor, merely for the novel
sensation of seeing himself quoted some more.
We note with considerable interest the deep concern our re
publican friends have for us since our preferred candidate for presi
dent went down to defeat at Baltimore. And the sympathy they
have for Champ Clark is really wonderful to behold.
Will Maupin's Weekly has received assurance that itj will not
be among the papers designated to print one or more of the proposed
constitutional amendments. In this particular case the disappoint
ment is not too great to be borne. v '
Mr. Roosevelt denounces as a fake the rumor that he and.Taft
are to be sidetracked for a compromise candidate. You can bet that
no third party will be endorsed by Roosevelt that doesn't contem
plate Roosevelt as its candidate.
Governor Aldrich is forever complaining that he is misquoted.
The governor ought to be almighty thankful that the newspaper men
do not print all that he says, just the way he says it.
Beg pardon for being late this week, and for being a bit below
the average. But we just had to take a little trip to get the proof
that Nebraska is the best of them all. And we got it.
Governor Aldrich is looking up irrigation matters in northwest
ern Nebraska. He can find plenty of irritation matter to keep him
busy without leaving the state house. '
No, Geniveve ; we can not tell you who Governor "Aldrich is
going to support for president tomorrow. We haven't heard from
the governor since this morning.
Anyhow, they can't beat us out of a mighty good wheat erop.
And we are still banking on a 200,000,000 bushel crop of corn.
If the vote on the Lorimer case is postponed much longer
Blonde Billy" will retire from old age.
Nebraska democrats should bear in mind that Mr. Bryan is not
an issue in this state.
Be a good booster and buy a few tickets to the booster dav
game next Tuesday. '
Now is the Opportune Time
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will sore up more heat in less time and retain it longer than
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of an opportunity while you have an open chance. These
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COST during our INTRODUCTION SALE, which is now
going on. ' , -
v Even though you do not care to buy, we invite you to
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IT ALL DEPENDS.
A Chicago judge has decided that to cry "O, you beautiful
doll," at a passing woman is a compliment, not an insult. Some
one ought to slap that judge where his brains are not, and kick him
where they are. It is an insult to any woman. It might be a com
pliment to a "lady," but no "lady" would think of asking for the
arrest of the man who said it to her.. "Ladies" thrive on that sort
of thing, but women resent it.
Prepare for Comfort
When Jack Frost gets around next winter it will be too
late to consider the furnace work. Let us figure to install one
for you. .
We have the best makes for your consideration at reason
able prices. We do all kinds of tin, sheet and metal work.
Call up and we will figure on all your work. Repair work
a specialty. ,
LOGAN & RAINNECKE
137 No. 12th St. Auto Phone B3471
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