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Will Maupin's Weekly
EDITED AND PUBLISHER BY HIMSELF
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
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Entered at the poatofflca at Lincoln. Nebraska,
as second-class mall matter, under the Act of
cress of March t. 1171.
WE APPRECIATE THIS
House of Representatives U. S, Washington, D. C, Aug.
7, 1912. Mr. Will Maupin, Lincoln, Nebr. My Dear Will:
I have just read your article on Collier's boost of Colorado.
It is the cleverest and best thing I have read in a long time.
J. have just been reading your paper for a month now as
they failed to forward it to me from Fremont until recently.
I have planned to write you whenever I read one of the
issues of the Weekly to tell you of my appreciation of the
effective manner in which you are constantly boosting good,
I was also delighted with the plank in the democratic
platform pledging our members in the legislature to support
a publicity, appropriation. I think that is one of the best
planks in the platform, and I hope that- the next legislature
will appropriate a liberal sum for advertising the resources
of Nebraska, and that the next governor, whoever he may be,
will have the good sense to put the biggest and best booster
in charge of this fund.
The work of Congress is about over now and we are going
to start home within the next ten days, at least we are hoping
to.' With best wishes to you, I am, .
DAN V. STEPHENS.
AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.
As we understand the gubernatorial situation in Nebraska the
question is not whether the man we shall elect should know all
about the tariff, but whether he is a levelheaded businses man instead
of a cheap politician; not whether he shall be capable of standing
up before a Chautauqua audience and posing as one whose heart
aches for the people, but whether he has the backbone to enforce
ordniary' business rules in the conduct of the state's business; not
whether he can grace a pulpit or a dogfight, but whether he is
capable of looking after the state's business and willing to do it
instead of gallivanting off to boast about his wonderful record as
If we know anything about the temper of Nebraska voters they
have about made up their minds that what they want for governor
is a business man who will attend to business, not a man who will
leave the state's business in the hands of clerks while he fills lecture
dates and pulpits. They want a man who will see to it that the
state's institutions are run on a business basis, not left to the tender
mercies of men appointed to pay political debts. They want a man
who can speak of other men in terms of respect, even though differ
ing in opinion, and not a man who imagines that he must abuse and
villify those who are not in accord with him. They want a man
who knows his own mind over night, not a man who can give a
weathervane points on shifting to catch each passing breeze. They
want a man whose private business record is such as to commend
him as a man capable of managing the immense affairs of a com
monwealth, not a man who imagines that he ought to devote his time
to discussing questions that have nothing to do with state govern
ment. We do not care a fig about John Morehead's views upon the
tariff; we know that he is a successful business man who will, if
elected, insist that the state's affairs be managed on a strict business
basis. We do not care a rap about John Morehead's views upon the
Aldrich currency scheme; we know that if elected he will have
nothing to do with the adoption or rejection of that scheme, but will
devote his time to seeing to it that the state gets a dollar's worth
of service for every dollar it expends, and that he will do the work
the people pay him to do instead of absenting himself from his
office two-thirds of the time to play politics. We do not care a rap
about, John Morehead's views on infant baptism, or foreordination,
or immersion or predestination or probation; we know that he
advocates those reforms that the people are demanding, and that his
advocacy has not been confined to lip service or mere platform pos
ing. We don't care the snap of a finger what his church affiliations
are, or whether he has any; we know that his private life has been
clean, that he stands well with his neighbors, that his record as a
business man is without blemish, that he is public spirited, and that
he is a good neighbor and a staunch friend. We know that he is
not a polished orator, but we do know that he never passes his
word without due consideration, and that once passed he stands by
We have known John Morehead for twenty-five years. During
all that time we have never heard him charged with doing any man
an injury, never heard him charged with doing a wrongful act,
never heard him accused of sharp practice. No man has ever dared
to stand forth and accuse John Morehead of wronging .him out of
If we understand the temper of the voters of Nebraska they
want just the kind of a man John Morehead is to act as chief execu
tive of this state. They want that kind of a man because they want
a business administration of the state's affairs. They can get Chau
tauqua lecturers at the rate of $5 a dozen, and the woods are full
of men who are willing to shed barrels of tears over the woes of the
dear people at so much per shed. They want a governor with
whom they can talk business in a businesslike way without being
compelled to listen to tirades of abuse.
As we understand it, the voters of Nebraska are growing mighty
weary of flub-dub and pretense, and are anxious to secure the serv
ices of a man who has demonstrated his business ability to the extent
that he may safely be entrusted with the job of attending to the
state's immense business interests. The voters are pretty well bent
upon securing the reforms they want, and are not greatly in need of
liny political Moses. . They want their public business attended to ;
they'll attend to the reform end of the game.
If the gentleman who predicted a dry fall in Nebraska will call
at this office he will be handed something greatly to his disadvantage.
Nebraska owns more automobiles per hundred population than
any other state. And that is not the only thing she leads in, either.
The German Day celebration in Lincoln is a credit to the Ger-
man-American citizens who promoted it. But it is such a big cele
bration that it is unfair to ask German-Americans to carry it alone.
Everybody ought to help. . 1
When You're; in a Hurry
you'll find that we can save you a lot
of time buying clothes; that's one of
the advantages of ready-made gar
ments; doesn't take long to get a fit
and a style you want.
Rut savin c timp ir nnlv nart rvf the nrlvanrsmroo-
saving money is another part of it; and getting a
reliable guarantee of fit and satisfaction another.
Hart, Shaffner & Marx and
make our fine clothes; they cost less and are
better than the made-to-measure kind you'll get
$18.00 to $40.00
$15, $20 and $25
Drop in and see how you like your
self in the New Fall Stetsons,
Schoeble and Dunlap Hats.
ARMSTRONG CLOTHING CO.
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
Chester HY Aldrich arrogates to himself all the. credit for the
law lowering freight rates 15 per cent. The truth is that Senator
OUis is the father of that law. Senator Ollis introduced, a bill to
that end in a republican legislature and saw it defeated. Two years
latter, as a ljesult of the storm of protest against the defeat of the
0113 bill, a similar bill was enacted into law.
The time has come for Nebraska to elect state officials because
of their fitness for the jobs to which they aspire, not because of their
views upon the tariff or the currency.
Colorado democrats had an opportunity to nbminate a Maupin
for governor. The fact that Coloradans neglected the opportunity
is a reflection upon their intelligence.
Nebraska is not going to produce a bumper corn crop this year.
But she is going to produce a big crop of corn, and she is going to
show up as well, or better, per acre, as any other state.
A Good Place
When one is troubled with
tired and sore feet it makes
life miserable and relief is '
sought. So many people do
not realize it is in ill-fitting
footwear. If this seems to be your trouble we advise that you
call at the Cincinnatti Shoe Store, 142 North Twelfth street.
They say, "It pays us better to please you it brings you
back. That's why we please." You will find our shoes fi table
and durable and at money saving prices. Come in and see
our line. ,
CINCINNATTI SHOE STORE
142 North 12th street.
Read "Experiences of a Booster"- in another column.
The state board of irrigation has put off , for another two weeks
a decision in tne lioup river power site contest, in tne meantime
men with millions of money are waiting for an opportunity to invest
in the development of Nebraska's splendid water works. What Ne
braska needs is better business management and less political four-flushing..
While other states are building interurban lines and developing
local business by a policy of liberality, Nebraska goes along. under!
the same old dog-in-the-manger policy. Not a mile of electric rail
way construction in the state during the last year. Not a single
natural resource awaiting development that has been touched. And
the men who are anxious to take hold and do things are hampered
and obstructed on every side. It is high time for a change of policy.
Evidently the automobile hasn't put the horse out of business
yet, else why all this flurry over the epidemic among our equines ?
We favor the creation of an immigration agent and pub
licity bureau, to the end that our vast areas of tillable land
in the western part of the state may be brought to the atten
tion of the landless people elsewhere. From the platform of
the progressive Republicans of .Nebraska.
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