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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 postofflce at Lincoln. JJebraska,
aa second-class mall matter, under the Act of
. ingress of Karch S. 1S7.
An You Morastiri-h till tat
HENRY C. RICHMOND.
If every vo.ter in Nebraska knew Henry C. Richmond as I know
liitn, he would be elected auditor next November by the largest vote
ever given to a candidate for state office in Nebraska. I have known
him intimately for twenty years, worked with him in the old days
when we were daily newspaper reporters upon the same newspaper
fctaff. There is not a thing one may do in honor for a friend that
Henry Richmond would not do for a friend, and while he has made
implacable enemies because of his penchant for speaking his mind,
there is not one of them who can truthfully say that he ever met them
other than as a chivalrous foe. His friendship is not of the lip
service kind, for he'll fight for a friend, and do it at the drop of the
liat. A few of us will never forget the time when Richmond, a re
porter in South Omaha, went to the assistance of a friend unjustly
held in durance, and when insulted by the chief of police proceeded
to give that worthy a threshing that made quite a change in the then
prevailing method of treating prisoners. Richmond never had a
dollar in his life that he wouldn't give to a friend who might need it
more than he. A giant in physique, he has the tender heart of a child.
and a hard luck story needs only to be started in his hearing to get a
hearty response from him. But for all his tenderness, he is not an
' "easy mark." He is as quick to detect sham as he is to respond to a
just appeal for help. During all the years I have known him I, have
never known him to refuse to assist a worthy cause or individual.
ind once he starts he throws all the energy of his big soul into his
work. And Richmond's capacity for work seems unlimited. No
matter how hard the work may be driving him, he is always the same
suave, smiling, good-natured Richmond. It has been my privilege to
have known, personally, often intimately, every state official Ne
braska has had since 1890. I do not speak slightingly of one of
them when I say that Richmond would perform his official duties as
ably, as honestly and as politely as any one of them. Just as he made
the office of chief clerk of the house in 1911 a place where work was
carried on with- clock-like precision, so would he make the auditor's
office. He would be no man's man, but he would be the polite, pains
taking servant of every citizen who had business with that depart
ment of state. I do not believe that Henry Richmond could if he
would wrong any man or lend himself to any wrongful cause. , I
know his ability, and I know that he would, if given the opportunity,
make a record in the auditor's office that would redound to the wel
fare of the state and be a matter of pride to .his family and his inti
I would like to write just what I feel about this prince of friends,
but I fear to put myself in the attitude of being fulsome in flattery.
But fully cognizant that it doesn't make much difference what I may
think about any man, I want to pay my tribute of esteem to a man
whom I have learned to love and to trust. I want ray friends to know
him as I know him, convinced that if they do they will esteem him as
I do and be as interested as I am in his success. W. M. M.
PAUL CLABK'S "BED DEVIL."
And now Taul Clark, republican candidate for congress, is being
grilled because he is the possessor of a big red automobile, thus quali
fying him for the aristocracy. To listen to some of the comments
upou Clark's ownership of a benzine buggy one would be led to be
lieve that it is an imported machine, with mother-of-pearl body, in
laid wheels and silk-woven tires. Examination of the aforesaid gas
wagon discloses the fact that it is the one Noah used while he was
traveling about trying to convince his neighbors that quite a rain was
coming. Having survived the shower, it was renovated by divers
and sundry until it came into- Clark's possession through a trade in
which the chug gig, a plug of chewing tobacco and a wide variance
from the real facts figured. Instead of being chided for campaigning
in that automobile, Clark is deserving of sympathy. Maybe it was
red once. It is now a faded out symphony in dull tones, rattles like
a coal wagon over a cobble pavement and is as erratic as a dyspeptic
and as unreliable as a furnace in zero weather. We are not charging
Clark with aristocratic tendencies for cavorting around in that honk
cart. On the contrary, we are admiring him for his courage in trust
ing himself therein, and complimenting him upon his "nerve" in be
ing seen running it. .
THE SAME OLD STORY.
Over and over again we hear the same old story Nebraskans go
to California, expecting to make it their future home. Then they are
attacked by that strange complaint, nostalgia which is nothing more
nor less than "home sickness." They discover that there is no place
like Nebraska, and they yearn to get back. Sooner or later those
who can get back come with a rush, and when they rush, across the
border into the good old state they are so happy that they smile,
and smile so widely that they have to hold their hands on the rear
of their necks to keep the doine of their heads from falling back
wards. There is something about the tang of our falls and winters,
something about the taste of the atmosphere, something about the
rush and bustle and solidity of the good young state that not even
the boasted climate of California can offset. Sooner or later they
all come back to Nebraska that is all who do not die of home
sickness before they can save up the price of a return ticket.
AN HUMBLE SUGGESTION TO A COMMITTEE.
It is none of the business of Will Maupin's "Weekly what hte
committee in charge of the Wilson meeting does with the dis
tinguished visitor. But the fact is, the visit of Woodrow Wilson is
about the biggest thing Lincoln has had for years. We've had
Roosevelt, and his first visit was a mighty big event. We've had
Taft, and his first visit was a big event. This will be Woodrow
Wilson's first visit to Lincoln. The best results can not be secured
by a single meeting at the auditorium. He ought to have a ehance
to specialize more than he possibly can do in a single address. And
here is our suggestion :
Arrange a meeting at Memorial Hall of the University at
7:45 and let him address the students for 30 minutes. Then hurry
Aie Yotn Fond! off thai
Wttch Is BSst&actSve?
MEN WILL FIND
SUITS HERE AT
S2Q and 825
THAT are the Kest made in America and that really are
distinctive. In choosing- the fabrics that go into these
suits we select patterns that our manufacturers sell
to no other Lincoln store and we buy only three to six suits
of a pattern. That is the reason why you buy distinctive ,
clothes when you invest $15.00, $20.00 or $25.00 with us.
Thks is Top Coat Tfame
Within the next few days you will find ton coats much
in favor. We have a very excellent assortment in black, oxford and Cambridge
gray at $15, $20 and $30. They are, of course, the 43-inch length and are cor
rect in every detail. A full assortment of Gabardines and Slipons if it is a
rain coat for which you are looking. . . . . , .
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
Copjrtchi I art SchaSnd & Marx
him to the Labor Temple and let him address the workingmen for
30 minutes. Then, if possible, a few minutes' address between acts
at the Oliver, and then the main address at the auditorium. The first
thing to be considered is not whether this or that faction has the
management of the affair; it is the results to be achieved. Mr.
Wilson can not do himself justice in a single address, nor can he
be seen and heard by all the people who are anxious to see and hear
him. Give us all a chance, regardless of whether it may interfere
with some of the personal plans of a few.
SPEAKING OF BASE BALL.
Manager Jones of the local ball team avows his intention to
attend the annual meeting of the Western League and insist upon a
154 game schedule. Weather conditions right this minute are the
best kind of an argument in favor of the Jones' contention. The
next best is the fact that a schedule too long allows the en
thusiasm of the "fans'' to fade, with a consequent loss to man
agement. Considering Lincoln's bad start, due to facts known of all
followers of-the pastime, the Lincoln team dosen't end the season in
ts proper place. But it has done mighty well. It has put up the
article of ball that Lineolnites like, and the management has shown
the right sort of disposition. Putting up $20,000 for a tail end team,
then hustling right out and investing in a 50-foot extension to the
grand stand shows the faith and hustle that we like to see and Col.
Jones shewed it. Under all the circumstances we are well satisfied.
Just now the daily newspapers are making much over an Iowa
man who is the father of twenty-five children. For the life of us we.
can not work up much enthusiasm in behalf of such a man. Our
sympathies go out to the wife. .Race suicide is one thing, but this
Iowa man's example is another. We read with some interest Roose
velt's views on race suicide, but we'd much rather hear what Mrs.
Roosevelt has to say about it. Instead of advertising that Iowa man
by name in the columns of this family newspaper, we'd suggest an
other form of attention.
Let us ?'rankly admit that the weather man put a crimp into the
corn crop, rsio sense in trying to conceal tne racts. ine coia snap
taught lot of corn. But do not overlook the fact that Nebraska has
a lot of corn that was out tf danger. Nor should you overlok the fact
that Nebraska's corn crop this year is in as good condition as that of j
ony other state in the corn belt, which means that Nebraska will still
hold her place as the fourth largest eorn producer in the Union.
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 Stable
and durable and
at money saving prices. Come in and see
CINCINNATTI SHOE STORE
142 North 12th street.
A. W .Ladd has been editing and publishing the Albion News
for thirty-three years. The News is one of Nebraska's best weekly
newspapers, just as A. AY. Ladd is one of the T)est newpaper men in
the west. The success Mr. Ladd has achieved has been won by honest
and well directed effort, and is thoroughly deserved.. Albion should
Le proud of such a newspaper.
During campaign times the wise candidate makes it a point to
attend some prominent church on Sunday. But everybody knows that
the average candidate would prefer to be fishing.
There isn't, a state or territorv in this Union whose 1912 oiitnilt
of gold and silver would pay for Nebraska's 1912 output of wheat.
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