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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 2ia, 1883.
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THE DAYLIGHT STORE!
Full ILinc (General Merchandise.
Largest Stock and ILowest Prices.
Call and Satisfy Yourself
JOSEPH V. WECKBAGHS.
Oh, Yes !
liave arrived, and I will continue to sell
Dry Goods & Notions
Dress Goods, Trimmings Etc., at lower thicks than
any other house in the country.
Also a full line of
at prices to defy com etion.
OX, ASS AJVI CtUKEXSM AltE,
Also Choice Brands of Flour.
Agent for the German Fire Insurnce Co., Freeport, 111.; German
Fire Insurance Co., Peoria, 111.; Manhattan Life Insurance Co.,
Western Horse and Cattle Insurance Company,
Fire Insurance Policies Issued in the English and German Languages
Steamship Tickets sold from and to Europe over the Hamburg
. An erican Packet Co., and the North-German Lloyd. Agents for
100,000 acres of land on the Northern Pacific railroad in Dakota.
No old stock to work off. The latest patterns
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FLOUPv. FEED AND PROVISIONS.
At Wholesaleand Retail. Cash
paid for all kinds of country
produce. Call and see me
Opposite First National Bank.
Roo. !-" .. as""
I Market Price paid for Country Prod uc
TO JT uraJI -rtxn
icisms of Cal'a, driving
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Per Month 60
ler Year 7 00
WEEKLY, by mail.
One copy ilx months $1 u0
One copy oi.e year 2 00
Registered at the Post Offic. FlatUniouth,
second class matter.
The citizens' meetiug at the the court
house last evening was well attended; a
programme was prepared for the occa
sion of the reception of the editorial ex
cursion on Thursday morning next
Judging by the tone of the meeting
last evening and the character and num
ber of our citizens present, these press
representatives will be received in due
The cold weather has injured the late
corn planting, causing the corn to rot in
the ground where the seed was not first
rate. We are informed by farmers from
all sections of .'he county, that corn
planted in April, where the seed was
good, is growing nicely.
"Kosewatek vs Nye" is the title of
case now being tried between the 13ce
and iiepublican ; export e affidavits me
being used and the arguments in the
case are no.7 being had. Criticism
by the press should be withheld until
the case is decided.
The acquittal of Jere Dunn, at the
hands of a Chicago jury, the other day,
is exciting a great deal of criticism
and comment from the press of the
country. One desperate man mur
dered another desperate man, and it
appears that the jury were permitted
by the trial court to go oil on a side
issue, and, as expressed by a prominent
Chicago newspaper, arbitrate between
the dead and the living man. The dif
ficulty with this class of cases lies
with our juries and our trial courts
The great city of Chicago contains
many thousand worse men, it possible,
than either Jere Dunn " or " Jim El
liott," who are each one eligible to sic
upon a jury. These men, as a rule-
cannot be kept off of a jury, especially
when they and the classes to which
they belong, control the political par
ties which select the courts and minis
The Herald is not going to point
out any specific remedy for this grow
ing evil, farther than to suggest that
no relief can be expected until better
government and rule is established
and maintained in these centers of
population. It is both idle and vain
for a great city like Chicago to com
plain of these evils so long as the sen
timent of her people upholds her pres
ent government. Public sentiment
must be up to the full measure of a
statute, must approve of its aims and
penalties, else that statute will fail to
remedy the evils for which it was cre
ated; this puplic sentiment is always.
or ought to be always, represented by
the public servants selected to main
tain and enforce law and, order. Ruf
fianism will never be kept down while
ruffians and outlaws are allowed to
dictate and name the officers of the
law. There is nothing wrong with,
our system of laws. Where public
sentiment .is in accord with the laws
they always prove adequate to protect
Supreme Court Again.
The Falls City Journal is out again in
a vigorous article against the Supreme
Court of Nebraska, which the Herald
admires for its candor. The Journal,
however, makes one verj- important ad
mission at the outset, and that is, that
the newspapers which have raised such
a muss in regard to the Matt Simmer
man outrage, have been mistaken, and
that so far as that case is concerned,
the Supreme Court is blameless. The
Herald has believed all along that
these journals were misled and mistaken
altogether in this matter, and still
thinks so. A long personal acquaint
ance with the gentlemen composing
that court, a practice of some fifteen
years with its members, form the basis
of. this belief. Whcu we pronounce
these gentlemcD, in point of ability, the
strongest among the profession in Ne
braska, we think we voice the senti
ment of the entire profession in the
state; age, experience, and learning in
their profession, all being in ihe'r fa
vor, ineir personal integrity is unques
tioned and unassailable. The thirteen
volumes of Nebraska reports containing
their views and interpretations of the
law stand as witnesses in the case.
The reputation of this court with the
profession throughout the entire north
west is such as every Nebraskon should
teel proud of. Then the question re
solves itself, what is the matter at home?
The Journal states its case about as fol
lows: Criminals have been favoied by
the court and permitted to escape pun
ishment, cittag as is universally done,
so far, by all those papers finding fault
with this tribunal, the. Olive case. Is
this true? We most emphatically den-
Bfcoda cloths In alt lTiielteirti.liaae3at
it. If any person disposed to' treat this
court fairly, will take the pains to exam
ine the record lulhisUIive, or any
of the cases complained of, we care not
whether he be a lawyer or not, he will
st e in a very few moments where the
trouble lies. Courts cannot be too
careful in the trial of 'important crimi
nal cases. Their action is always sub
ject to review, gross errors committed
cannot be overlooked by the reviewing
court, the rulings made, and the law
laid down by the court effects every man's
standing and safety in the community.
Was the prisoner guaranteed a fair and
impartial trial in the court below, is
the question the supreme court has to
pass upon ; not was he or is he a great
criminal or a persecuted citizen?
The Journal is mistaken as to the
grounds upon which the Olive case
was reversed. It is true upon the ju
risdictional question raised in that
case, a majority of the court were of
opinion the prisoner could not be law
fully held to answer for the Crimea
charged against them in Adams county,
and that that was one of the grounds
upoa which the case was reversed;
but the court examined other errors
assigned and unanimously agreed, that
independent of this jurisdictional
question, the judgment and sentence
could not be upheld ; in reaching this
conclusion it gave its reasons, which
appear in the reported case in 11th
Nebraska; and we now call upon the
Journal to examine that case and tell
us wherein the supreme court was at
fault. The Herald believes Judge
Gaslin to be a good citizen and an hon
est man, at the same time, we know
him to be an eccentric, excitable, im
pulsive man upon the bench, who loses
control of himself, and commits er
rors in these important cases which
no ieviewing court, which has any re
gard for itself can overlook, and there
in lies the whole trouble.
During ' the period named by the
Journal, in which it claims very many
murderers "go unwhipped of justice"
by this court, we can call to mind
about eight cases of conviction for
murder in the first degree, and about
the same number lor murder in the
second degree and for manslaughter
which this court has been called
upon to review. These cases are fully
reported in our Nebraska reports and
are all. the justification the court needs
from persons disposed to examine the
matter dispasssionately. For this reason
the Herald suggested that thebest argu
ment; if this court was to be further
castigated in this manner, was proof of
its misinterpretation of the law. The
Olive trial was a prodigious farce, cer
tain officials since that trial (and we are
not charging this against any of the
newspapers which have been engaged
in this war upon the supreme court)have
endeavored to cover up their own in
competency and failure in the matter by
charging the supreme court with Olive's
release. , The Herald only desires, if
there is anything w rong with Nebras
ka's courts, that the blame rest where it
THE GOSPEL OF BOLTING.
Frank Hilton in the Pilot.
Under the above title, an old (new)
letter, said to have been written by
Horace Greely in 1872,but never before
published, is being given prominence. in
a few papers like the Omaha Bee and
Tekamah Burtonian, in which that dis
tinguished man is made to say "the pur-
ifyiug principle of our politics is bolt
ing, an i 1 mean to encourage resort to
it." If we remember aright it was in
1872 that- Horace Greeley accepted a
democratic nomination for the presi
dency, and it is just possible that he
may have uttered such a sentiment at
such a time, but it. does not comport
with the principles nor the practices of
Horace Greely at any previous period
in his life, . However it forms a good
sized straw for those who occupy the
attitude towards their party that he
then did, to clutch at as a forlorn Lope.
But while: they are deriving consolation
for their lacerated feelings from this
doubtful letter, they should not omit to
make a record and place it prominently
by the side of this "authority" so as
suringly quoted, of the sequel to Mr.
Greeley's first and only great effort to
injure his party by bolting. The. fact
that he disgraced himself in the estim
ation of countless thousands who had
previously held him in the highest es
teem, and the further fact that his polit
ical sun set in obscurity and ignominy,
so to speak, is too apt to be lost to view
by those who just now are holding him
up as an apostle of bolting. Do what
they may to obliterate and nide the
facts, there's a principle of dishonesty
in the act of bolting an honorable nom
ination, and sooner or later its practice
will beat and blacken the character of
all who endorse it". Such results came
home to Mr. Greely sooner than it does
to the average politician, because, after
living a long life of almost unparallelled
integrity in this regard, when in his
dotage he risked all on a single roll of
wheel and lost. That he did not count
the failure as certain ere he made the
racr, proves his mental powers deficient
at that time. So, if those who were
quoting this final and fatal jump of Mr.
Greely 's. They display their own waut
of mental and moral stamina at every
turn. They will continue to quote
Greely, csntinue to bolt, and continue
to be the "underdog" In almost every
The foregoing from tne Blair Pilot,
contains many grains of truth. The
fact is, disappointed factions in any and
all political parties nine tiroes out of
ten bolt because they cannot "run the
machine" themselves.' Bossism would
bo a delightful morsel to roll under
their tongue if they could only be the
bosses, and herein lies the dishonesty
pointed out by the 1'ilot. By some sen
timentalists it is called "Independence'
in politics, while in fact, it is nothing
but the "rule or ruin" policy which re
sults in harm to everybody, and good to
The "achins void" is filled. Walter
Evans, of Louisville, Kentucky, is the
luckv man. Mr. Evans was a delegate
to the national republican convention
held in Chicago in 1880, and was one ot
the 306 who supported General Grant-
Criticisms are now in ordor.
John Fitzokhalij. A. W. McLauohlin
:b .a. zlst :k: i
OF JPLATTSMOUTII. fiKBUASKA,
Offers te very best facilities for the prompt
transaction of legitimate
Stocks. Bonds. Gold. Government and Loci!
Securilk-M Bought and Sold, Urposits receiv
ed ami interest allowed on time Oi till -eaten,
li afts ilrawii, available in any
part of the United Statu and all
the principal towtm o( -
Collections made & promptly remitted.
Highest market prices paid for County War
rants, State aid County BonUa.
A. E. Touzalin,
it. C. Cunning,
ihn K. ClarK.
Geo. E. Dovey,
r. K. White,
E. L. REED, President.
A. GIBSON, Vice-rresident.
r. s. wilkinson. Cashier.
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Received, and Interest allowed on Time Certi
Drawn available In any part of the United
States and all the principal cities of Europe.
Agents for tjie celebrated
Hambnrs Line of Steamers.
Cotner Main and Sixth Streets.
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j JOHN BLACK, President, )
1 J. M. PATTEKSON. Cashier, f
Transacts a General BanMni Business.
HIGHEST CASH PRICE
Paid for County and City Warrants.
and promptly remitted for.
John Black. J. M. Patterson, C. H. l'armele,
F. R. Guthmann, J. Morriesey, A. B.
Smith. Fred Gorder. 511y
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Office In Rock wood Block, with Johnson iros
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Plans and Speciflcations will lie carefully
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to safety and durability. t .
LESSONS ON PAINTING1"'
In Oil. Water Colors, Crayon jwid-rencil.
Office over Solomoa& KatUn' store. Main St
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MINNESOTA, KANSAS AND MISSOURI FLOUR.
I have In etoc a Hue line of
Uueensware, Cjriass ware, Lamps,
&.c. All our goods are new and fienli.
Will Exchange lor Country PMncc. . Linseed Oil Meal Always on Hand
Next door to Court House, Plattsmouth, Neb,
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