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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1912)
Will Maupin's Weekly
EDITED AND PUBLISHER BY HIMSELF
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
: Editorial Rooms, 436 Bankers Life Bldg.
Auto Phone B2994
Publication Rooms, 126-132 North 14th Street
Entered at the postofflce at Lincoln, Nebraska,
as second-class mall matter, under the Act of
tigress of Maxell I, 1871.
WHY WE SUPPORT MOREHEAD.
Will Maupin's Weekly is as independent politically as a porker
oil ice. It owes nothing to any political party. Its editor is so inde
pendent politically that he has actually voted for republicans, demo
crats, prohibitionists and socialists for president of these United
States. He voted for the prohibitionist and socialist because he
didn't have a bit of confidence in either the republican or democratic
This year Will Maipin's Weekly is supprting John II. More
head for governor, not because he is a democrat but because he is
the best man for the place. It is supporting Morehead because it
wants a governor who will attend to the state's business just like he
would attend to his own private business. It wants a governor who
can be located when necessary. It wants a governor whose motto is
not "inannana," and who knows his mind over night. It wants a
governor who will not be a "good Lord" on Sunday and a some
thing else on Monday. It wants a governor who will attend to busi
ness and who believes that the state is entitled to a dollar's worth of
goods or service for every dollar it pays out. It wants a business
man instead of a self-seeking politician to administer the affairs of
this great state. It wants less platforming and more performing;
less bluster and more do ; fewer platitudes and more practice.
This newspaper doesn't care a whoop about the political affilia
tion of the man who happens to be its chief executive. But it does
have some concern about the way the state's affairs are administered
bv its chief executive. And believing that John II. Morehead is the
man best fitted of those mentioned for the job, it is for Morehead
first, last and all the time.
,If this is "politics," make the most of it.
' Ve ARMSTRONG'S TmTe
:F the men of Lincoln realized fully the excellence of the values this
sale offers them, the crowds that come here daily would be more
thandoubled. Those who are buying: most liberals arft mpn whn
are personally acquainted with the superiority of the merchandise
carried by Armstrong's. To them buying suits at these prices is equiva
lent to exchanging fifty-cent pieces in return for dollars.
All Men's and Young Men's Suits ate Included
USE LINCOLN BRICK, OP COURSE.
Of course Lincoln-made brick ought to be used in the construe
tion of the new Lincoln high school building. Certainly it is as good
brick as can be made anywhere, and if it is good enough for huge
business blocks in Lincoln it is good enough for a Lincoln school
If Mr. Ferguson's connection with the board of education is a
bar to his company's dealing with the board in the sale of brick, let
Mr. Ferguson resign. We wouldn't blame him a bit. He has given
of his valuable time, without pay, to serve the people of this school
district. To bar his company from doing business with the board
because of his connection with it is splitting hairs infernally fine
The competition is open, and all else being equal it is to the interests
of Lincoln to award the contract to a Lincoln institution and we
are for it.
We have an awful lot of four-flushing reformers in this neck o' the
woods, reformers who strain horribly at gnats and swallow camels
with ease' and aplomb. After faithfully serving the school district
for years, without any remuneration other than the satisfaction of
performing a public duty, it is the acme of damphoolishnes to deny
Mr. Ferguson's company a chance to supply the brick for the high
school building simply because Mr. Ferguson happens to be a mem
ber of the school board. Let's have a bit less of this so-called reform
and a lot more intelligent application of the "home patronage'
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of Acting Mayor Pratt, Lin
coln escaped the disgrace of having any of its city officials accepting
passes to the circus. . We shudder to think what might have hap
pened if any of the officials had accepted a courtesy at the hands of
circus agents after the aforesaid agents had paid every dollar of
license fee demanded by the municipality. Had they done so the
name of Lincoln would have been anathema from Alpha to Omaha,
from Hell to Breakfast.
But thanks to the patriotism and watchfulness of Acting Mayor
Pratt, Lincoln escaped the damning disgrace. We of Lincoln owe a
debt of gratitude to the acting mayor a debt not dischargable in
dollars and cents, but dischargable only in constantly recurring
thanks while he yet lives and a monument of bronze or marble
after he shall have been called to enjoy the ultimate reward of the
faithful public servant.
A NEBRASKA BORN ORDER.
On Thursday of this week was held in Lincoln the annual dis
trict convention of the Royal Achates, a fraternal insurance order
having its headquarters in Omaha. Delegates were present from
Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri. The sessions, lasting one day, were
held at the Lindell hotel. At the evening session the uniformed drill
team from Omaha had charge of initiatory ceremonies and several
candidates were put through. The Royal Achates was founded in
Omaha some fourteen years ago, and has met with gratifying success.
The lodge in Lincoln was the second one organized. The member
ship is growing at a gratifying rate, and the members are loyal be
cause of the merits of the protection offered and the lost cost of in
surance. The Royal Achates started off where most of the fraternal
companies are now starting, with adequate rates. As a result of
business-like management the order is prosperous, a goodly reserve
is carried ,and there is no danger of an increased rate. Irving G.
Baright of Omaha is grand president of the order, and has been
since its organization, because the rank and file has full confidence
in his ability and integrity.
The Kearney Hub is correct when it asserts that the state rail
way commission has been overloaded. It has come to pass that
whenever there is new work found it is shoved off upon the com
mission. There is much complaint because the commission is not
lowering commodity rates, -etc. But really it is not the fault of
the commission that this is not done. Admittedly the rates are too
high, but the commission is helpless until that infernal and iniquitous
Sanborn decision is reversed. While that decision stands about all
the commission can do with the railroads is demand the insertion of
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of depots, a cleaning up of stock yards and the dissenfecting of
Buys any Spring or Summer Suit
that sold at $35, $37.50 and $40.
Buys any Spring or Summer Suit
that sold at $25, $27.50 and $30.
Buys any Spring or Summer Suit
that sold at $16.50, $18 and $20.
You can no more question the value of these clothes than you can question the stand
ard value of American currency. "Hart Schaffner & Marx, " "Hirsh-Wickwire and "Fash
ion Clothes,, are worth every penny of thier regular prices. We're selling them at these
no-profit prices, although the high quality remains unchanged.
BOYS' WASH SUITS-!i!.S,e sty,es made of
Lot No. 1
worth to $2.50 at.
Lot No. 2
Wash Suits (! JC
worth to $3.50 at. . . P 00
Lot No. 3
worth to $5.00 at.
Good Clothes Merchants
les, the government statistics credit Nebraska with a wheat
crop of 51,000,000 bushels. It will be remembered that while others
were bemoaning the wheat conditions in Nebraska last spring, Will
Maupin's Weekly was predicting a 50,000,000 bushel crop. We did
this because we knew Nebraska. ,
To those Omaha sporting writers who predicted that the
Rourkes would climb to the top over the shoulders of our Antelopes
"Let him that putteth his armor on not boast like him that taketh
it off." . 1 :
Some Nebraskans who are too almighty smart to buy gold bricks
have recently paid $250 an acre for orchard lands in the northwest
that are not to be compared with the $100 orchard lands in Nebraska.
By the way, the newspapers that are supporting Morehead for
governor are doing it because they believe he is the best man for
the position. He hasn't had any pie to give out conditionally.
Some of these days there will be as many silos as hand separators
in Nebraska. And that day is not far distant, either. When it comes
Nebraska will be the foremost dairying state in the Union.
William J. Bryan and James C. Dahlman are not issues in the
Nebraska campaign, a number of distinterested patriots to the con
Police Chief Donahue of Omaha lost a foot through blood poison
ing recently. Thia, too, after he came mighty near losing his head
a few months ago.
Judge Wright, as recommended by the state platform. We believe
that a thorough investigation of Wright 's record as a judge will
furnish enough evidence for impeachment. Either he is under un
due influence or he lacks the gray matter required of a man who.
occupies an exalted position upon the federal bench. ' '
The fact that Mr. Bryan did not try to secure a nomination at
Baltimore was a deadly insult to a lot of Mr. Bryan's bitter enemies.
Buy it in Nebraska, and while getting . the best keep your
money at home where you'll get another chance at it.
Of course you are coming to the State Fair., It will be the
biggest and best ever. . , i
Nebraska needs more business and less bushwa in the adminis
tration of her affairs.
What Nebraska needs is more boosters and fewer Bull Moochers.
Gee! Kansas seems to be bleeding again.
When nothing else offers, boost for Nebraska !
Constitutional amendment pie with the conditional sauce pro
vided is very apt to disagree with the digestive apparatus of some
of its consumers.
The railroad company that admits a car shortage now ought
to be compelled to pay the storage charges on the grain awaiting
The Annual Harvest Home and Labor Day edition of Will
Maupin's Weekly will be a hummer with horns and a seven-times
winner. , 1
If you miss Will Maupin's Weekly next week, don't holler.
Wait a week and get a copy that will be worth several regular
A little more water power and a b.it less jaw power would be
to the advantage of Nebraska.
An epidemic of serious sickness is beginning to show up in the
ranks of the federal judiciary.
Nebraska's democratic delegation in congress is going after
ine aeatn ot tne Mikado of Japan is to be regretted. Not be
cause he was a wise ruler, for we have no evidences that he was
even a ruler. But because the people of Japan reverenced him and
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ioyea mm. ine Japanese are pretty much up to date, and their
mikado, or emperor, is more of a figurehead than anything else. In
short, he is but the personification of an acres old ideal. The new
Japan is fairly well weaned away from the old traditions. j
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