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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1912)
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Policeman on Beat First Time, Makes Big Haul.
NEW YORK. Twas a proud day,
the other night, for Dennis Red
ding, beginning his career as a full
fledged policeman. No longer was he
to be held in contempt by the coppers
of the Tremont avenue police station
In the Bronx, where Dennis had been
Qlllng the humble office of doorman,
which Is little more than being a Jani
tor. Dennis moved up, in and out follow
ing Police Commissioner Waldo's new
order to Increase the efficiency of the
force without augmenting Its numbers.
The order promoted all doormen to
be patrolmen. '
Dennis' ambition aspired to deeds
far above wearing out shoe leather,
however, and upon his very first night
came the grand opportunity to prove
his innate ability. Captain Brennan of
the precinct assigned him to keep
Third avenue between One Hundred
and Sixty-ninth street and One Hun
dred and Sixty-seventh street clear of
underworld folk. Dennis assumed the
task at 11 o'clock at night.
Ere the unproductive wee sma'
bours had entirely sifted through the
hour glass a north-bound Third ave
nue trolley car was brought to a jerky
stop near Dennis' stand. The motor
man, frightfully frightened, nearly
broke his neck In jumping from the
car to inform the amazed Dennis that
a most mysterious bundle was lying
close to the tracks at One Hundred
and Sixty-ninth street. That was a
long way from where Dennis was then
upholding the dignity of the law, but
he lost no time.
The bundle turned out to be a box
three feet square. Sainted Infernal
machines! Dennis lifted the heavj
object to his shoulder with extra cau
When Dennis arrived he was toot
sore and shoulder sore. His new clear
linen collar, purchased that very day,
was starch. Lieutenant McMann wai
on the desk. He wasn't excited, but
he asked what the capture was.
Dennis obtained a jimmy and t
hammer, as being the most appropri
ate instruments with which to open s
box labeled "Handle with great care."
Finally the lid was pried off and
Dennis lifted out some four pounds ol
excelsior, underneath which there re
posed a boulder bearing this inscrip
tion in red paint: "Stung!"
The "fine" is not recorded on the
police blotter and Dennis is looking for
the. Third avenue motorman.
Is Kansas City Woodpecker a Slave to Science?
KANSAS CITY, MO. Out on Camp
bell street, the neighborhood Is
treated each morning to what sounds
like the roll of a distant drum or the
far away clatter of the trip-hammer
on a new skyscraper. - It is an elusive
sound, now appearing to come from
some remote distance, then permeat
ing the whole atmosphere as if close
at hand. '
The noise was something of a mys
tery at first, but at last the source of
It was discovered. The drummer is a
woodpecker, one of the red headed va
riety. His drum is one of those gat
vanized iron boxes linemen put, . for
reasons best known to themselves,
just beneath the cross pieces of tele
It Is now several weeks since Mr.
Red-head began his musical develop
ment. Alighting by chance one morn
ing on the tin box, he, probably as a
matter of habit, tried his hard beak on
the material which formed his resting
place. Apparently the result surpris
ed him. As the resonant response to
his tapping rang out he stood erect
and looked about him in surprise.
Mr. Redhead flew away. But the
result of his experiment lingered in
his memory. Here was the Sir Isaac
Newton of the feathered world. 'Why
should the apple fall to the ground,
or rather why should his pecking in
that particular spot cause all that
noise and no hole? He would return
and investigate again. He did. Not
only once, but half a dozen times that
day was the air vibrant with the sound
of his hammering.
A night's sleep did not erase the
strange phenomenon , from his
thoughts. Early the next morning his
rub-a-dub-dub, delivered almost too
rapidly for the separate blows to be
distinguished, showed that he was of
the stuff that made James Watt mar
vel at the power of the steam in the
Every day since that time Mr. Red
head has delved into the mysteries
of science, but hasn't delved percept
ibly into the stubborn surface of the
echoing box. It is observed that he al
ways . hammers In exactly the same
Chicago Sleuths to Study Ibsen and Etiquette
CHICAGO. When a beautiful de
butante is suddenly awakened from
the spell of a dreamy waits by the R
r rip of her gown, and she turns In
horror to find the neat number 12 pat
ent leather pump of the corner police
man planted on her train, she need not
wonder who let him In.
For Chicago policemen are planning
to get their names on the Invitation
lists of society. The activities of a
"Raffles" who attends exclusive enter
tainments and robs his hostesses, has
made them despair of trapping him in
any way except invading society and
meeting the gentlemanly burglar on
his own ground.
Disguised in full dress suits and
their wrists shaved to prevent the
bristles from showing in the gap be
tween glove tops and the latest model
patent reversible cuffs that will bear
evidence to the tender ministrations
of Hop Wah, president of the Chinese
Laundry trust, they propose to attend
fashionable functions and watch for
the society thief. They are confident
that even the most acute observers
will fall to detect them as detectives
while they mingle with the throng of
The latest exploit of the Chester
fieldian burglar was to make off with
much valuable loot, Including $250
from the handbags of women guests,
while Mrs. O. H. Grubbs, 1040 Dakln
street, Edgewater, was entertaining.
When this was reported, word went
out from the Town Hall and Summer
dale stations that the limit had been
reached, and that policemen assigned
to duty as sleuths, must provide them
selves with dress suits and study books
on "Etiquette, and How It Should Be
Served,' preparatory to their social
"Don't you just love Ibsen?" a
hostess will ask.
"Well, I don't want to 'knock" our
friends, lady." Patrolman Cornelius
Bourbon McGillicuddy may reply as he
toys with his tea cup, "but if the Gib
son you mean is the new 'cop' over at
Thirty-third, I can't second the motion.
Farmer Offers Pigs as Starter for a City Zoo
ST. LOUIS, MO. A domestic depart
ment In the zoological garden Is
urged by George L. Laage, who, in a
letter to the Zoological society, offers
to present a nucleus in the shape of a
pair of blue-blooded hogs. Although
officers of the society believe that
what the St. Louis collection needs
most is wild animals, some favor such
a supplement as Mr. Laage proposes,
and his communication will have se
The Laage letter is as follows:
"I have noticed with a great deal of
Interest the progress being made to
ward establishing a zoo in Forest Park.
"Not wishing to Intrude at the same
time I am anxious to make a sugges
tion and a donation.
"So many of the city children.
Crown folks as well, have seen all
kinds of wild animals In traveling
menageries, but how may of these city
folks have seen our ordinary domestic
animals in their habits?
"My reason for this suggestion:
About a year ago I had on exhibition
in a show window, a prize pig. A
mother with her two children stopped
to take a look at it. The children ex
claimed: 'Oh, - mamma, what a fun
ny looking dog that is!' The mother
knew no better and could not explain
to her children.
"Why not exhibit our own food-pro-Cueing
animals, such as cows, sheep
and hogs, to the children who never
get to the country, and let them know
where their food stuff comes from?
"Domestic animals can be secured
without cost. Anyone having pride in
them will be glad to donate or loan
them to your proposed zoo.
"To start the ball-a-rolling, I will
donate a fine male and female Duroe
A WORD PERSONAL.
The issue of Will Maupin's "Weekly of August 30 will be a
"Harvest Home" number ,a repetition of the annual editions of this
newspaper. I believe I am warranted in saying that the special
editions of this newspaper are about the best possible textbooks on
Nebraska and Her Resources. I am not going to make any big
primises, but I do promise that the forthcoming annual number
will be the best ever issued by me. As to what this means, I refer
you to the annual editions of the past.
In the "Harvest Home" number I purpose : telling you a few
thnigs about Nebraska's history, about her productivity, about her
enterprise, about her resources and about her possibilities. I will
give statistics that are startling, and presented in an intcrestiug
manner not in the old dry-as-dust fashion. Something, will be
said about the men who are doing real things for the upbuilding
of the state; something about the big enterprises of the state, both
under way and in prospect. In short, the "Harvest Home", number
will be worthy of the study of every Nebraskan who wants 1o know
more about his state.
Of course I will appreciate all support given me in this enter
prise. The edition will be a good advertising medium for live and
progressive business establishments. This paper is fighting for the
"home patronage" idea with all its might, and seeking to cultivate
state pride and state loyalty. I ask your cordial co-oneration in
my efforts to advertise Nebraska's resources and build up her local
institutions. , -.' ,
WILL M. MAUPIN.
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