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I'LATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, fc'ATLTKDAY EVENING, OCTOISEIC 20, 1883.
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A Public Spirit forTrade
UOlKO ON AT THE
PUBLISHED DAILY ANI WEEKLY
The Flattsmonth Herald Pnblisliing; Co.
neve me west is
ire to interest voii in our irood clothes. We
none too good, where it can le purchased at a moder
English Corkscrew Suits and Overcoats.
Would you enjoy
seeing something nicy?
. . and examine our
Then call, when passing,
liardly know how to describe them, there ar so many; hut if you
have hut $2.00 to spend for a child's suit, and 1.75 tor an
overcoat, we can supply your wants.
ndershirts and Drawers
FOR 75 Cts.
Come and we will serve you so-well that you will always trade at
DAILY, dfllvunul by carrier to any. part of tbe
IVrWcik $ 15
Per Month iai
IVr Year 7 (io
WEE.M.Y. by mail.
One copy six months $1 00
Ouecopy iiue year 2 00
Kt-Kl.sU-red at the Powt Office, PlattMinouth, an
second ola.su matter.
Republican State Ticket.
Jude of the Supreme Court,
M. B, ltEE.SE.
For Kegents of the University,
M. J. II L'LL, (Long Term)
JOHN T. MALLALIKU, (Long Term)
J. M. HI ATT, (Short Term)
E. P. HOLMES, (Short Term)
Second Judicial District-
For Jude of the District Court,
S. li. POUND.
Republican Countv Ticket.
For County Clerk,
. JOHN Y. JKXNINUS.
For County Treasurer,
- J. C. EIKEXBAKY.
For County Judge,
of Weeping Water.
For Superintendent of Schools.
of Stoe Creek,
For Clerk of the District Court.
. (SUMNER S. HALL, (
of Mt. Pleasant.
For County Surveyor,
(GEORGE W. FAIRFIELD,
Fur County Coroner,
FERRY r. GASS,
For Commissioner, Third District.
" ' -of Stove Creek.
J. "W. Marthis
Beef. Pork. Mutton and Vea
Saeeewora to A. . HATT.
HEADQTTABTEES FOE CHOICE
Sugar-Cured Hams, Bacon, Salt Meats of all kinds, Lard Bologna,
and all other articles kept in a first-class meat marked.
IAT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Highest MarketgPrice Paid lor Hides Wool, Pelts,
Fresh Lake j Trout and White Fish Every Thursday
E DAYLIGHT STORE!
Full Line General Merchandise.
ILarrcst Stock and Lowest Prices.
Call and Satisfy Yourself
The xJncoln deiiiocrat coir.es out
squarely and admits that "the victory
"iu Oliio is not all th tt the great ma -
"jority of democrats could wish it to
Bismarck has now on his hands, an
enemy worthy of his steel It is I he
German hoj. "When ;;eek ineeis
Greek" etc; an epidemic of trichinosis
has broken out among i':e German
porkers which has caused many deaths
among the people eating home pro
duct; thus is the American hrtg Vindicated.
We uotice by the despatches attention
is called to the originators of the Civil
flights bill or act which has. lately been
held unconstitutional by the SupWme
Court of the United States." Many
people supposed it was the Sumner
Civil Rights bill: yet the one which
passed Congress and became a law was
the measure originated in the Judiciary
Committee of the House of Represent
atives when Benjamin I Butler' was
its Chairman, and which he (Butler) re
ported to the Honse and claimed to be
the author of, although its constitu
tionality was freely questioned by
many republicans who voted for it.
A Comparisonof the "Legal Records
Hon. MB. Reese and Jiide Savage.
The Savage Bubble Tricked.
SiPH V WEC&BACHS.
race s& TMeroli
No old stock to work off. The latent patterns cf
GLASS -AJCTID GTJEBITSWARB
PROVISIONS. THE HIGHEST MARKET TRICE
PAID FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE.
DREW BUILDING, PLATTSMOUTH.
Much has been said about James W,
Savage as a criminal lawyer. Perhaps
the two criminal cases of tbe most im-.
portance in the annals of our state
jurisprudence were the State vs. Baker
and the State vs. St. Louis, both for
Baker was defended by Mr. Savage
and was hanged accordingly. Dr. St.
Louis was prosecuted by Mr. Reese
and was defended by Charles H.
Brown,conceded the ablest criminal
lawyer in the western country, and by
John Carrigan andN.' II. Bell, both
celebrated as lawyers of extraordinary
abilityBut despite the efforts of these
gentlemen, . Mr. Reese ' succeeded in
obtaining a conviction. Mr. Bell, Mr.
Brown and Mr. Carrigan all spoke in
the highest praise of the signal ability
displayed by Mr. Reese on this occa -
Again it has been said that the name
of Mr. Reese does not appear iu our
supreme court reports. If this were so
it would not be surprising considering
the fact that tbe portion of the state in
which Mr. Reese was engaged in prac
tice before his election as district at
torney wa not prolific in litigation,
and considering further that Mr. Reese
has resided in the state about eight
years But the statement is not true.
During his residence in Saunders coun
y there has been but one or two cases
rom that county in which the name of
M. B. Reese does not appear as attor
ney either on one side or the other.
The U. P. R. R. Co. vs. Saunders
county, 7 Neb. 228, involved the consti
tutionality of the tree culture act, Mr.
Reese representing the county.
The celebrated case , of Clough vs.
The State, 7 Neb. 330, occupies thirty
seven pages of the volume and is the
most important case contained therein.
Mr. Reese was tbe attorney for the
The cae of St. Louis vs. The State, 8
Neb. 405, covers nineteen pages of tbe
report, aud is the leading case on the
facts involved. Mr. Reese again repre
sented tbe state.
St rat I on vs. Knapp and others, 8
Nt-b.. 436. was an action in the nature
of yuo warranto to determine the rights
of the delendants to hoid and exercise
the duties of common council of the
city of AVahoo. Mr. Reese appeared
for the city and his opponent was
The case of McMillan vs. M alloy, 10
Neb.. 228, while Involving very little
money, contained principles of practi
cal value to the farmers of the Mute.
Here are five cases all of Orat class
importance and in four of which Mr.
Rejse was preeminently successful.
Mr. Reese was the principal f miner
of the Masonic criminal code and is the
highest fetate officer in that fraternity
unless it be the Hon. E. F. Warren, oi
.Nebraska City. He was furthermore a
member of the convention which f'ram
ed the constitution under which we
live, and has been-for several terms the
prosecuting attorney for his district
I his is a legal record of which any
lawyer may well feel proud.
Mr. Savage has been a resident of
this state for eighteen years ; has lived
in the most populous city in the stale
and il'e commercial center of the west,
ho that one hav'ug heard the lengthy
eulogies upon his preeminent standing
as a lawyer, which are daily emitted in
democratic sheets, would, naturally be
tempted to inquire during this eigh
teen years' residence what great con
stitutional principles had been - settled
by Mr. Savage's learning. From what
great contests had he emerged triump
hant. It was with the purpose, of
shedding a flood of light that a . care
i'ul examination was made. During
these eighteen years Mr. Savage, has
had five cases in tbe supreme court,
little less than one case every threa
years to be accurate- o-O -ot a case
every three years. :
But did these live rases involve great
legal principles Vast amounts of
property? Tremendous interests? Let
The first case in which Judge Savage
appeared was for a manvKo "had stolen
a- pocketbook in Iowa and fled to this
state. Mr. Savage extricated this dis
languished stranger ;on the theory that
to bring stolen property into this state
was no crime. . This case may be found
in first Neb., page 11, aud was decided
Satisfied with the fame acouired in
this conflict,' this great lawyer rested
until the year 1871, when 'hS was 'cal-
lfid fnto a rase ttf ufiusual moment' and
public importance in which the tide -to
a certain '.'twenty-live horse power
ttationary .engine, including driving
wheel and main shaft and one (not
two, mark you) cast iron boder front.
In this case, atter a terrific struggle, a
benighted jury found agaiflst the judge
for $167 Slid the judge smarting under
original attempt to appeal an action at
law to the supreme court We say
here that although the amount involv
ed was not large, the judge was the
first man who had the nerve to attempt
to get to the supreme court that way
We regret-to. say the supreme court
would jiot aon.sjacr the attempt iu the
proper light and disniis.'.tlie. appeal.
This case is entitled Robertson & Hall
and will be f ound on page 17 of second
It as prooaoie tnat . lue uue- was
O&satisued wittithe laclrot apprecia
tion of the supreme court, tor bis name
does not appear again until in a case
decided inr1874, and even then he did
not deigH to appear in person but by
brief only. I nis case involved quite a
large amount, $iU3amages and $12.-98-Costs
agattrstniie judge's client. The
defeuse here was a failure to serve a
proper summons, but here again by
that unaccountable fatality which
sometimes attends genius., the judge
had entered a general appearance which
caused acQM. supreme- court to again
defeat him". -This case in Crowell and
Crowell vs. Galloway, 3 Nebraska, page
The next case in which -Mr. Savage
appears in Mercer against"" Harris,
fourth Nebraska 77. In this case, the
judge's client was sued for $934.10 and
judgment was rendered for $937.45.
From this case the judge took hasty er
ror and the judgement was affirmed.
The only really good point we can con
scientiously make here for him is to
calKattention to the largo, amount in
Volved the largest sum contested by
him at any time and closely approxi
mating one tnousand dollars. And the
defeat (though it was a defeat) was
We. hear" inore of the judge until in
the case'of Mulloy vs. Ingals, reported
in 1875 in Fourth Nebraska, page 113,
when iu spite f great opposition he
successfully fore closed a mortgage in
the district court and sustained that
foreclosure' in the supreme court. While
the fame of this victory yet hung like
an aureole around him he was on ac
count of his prominent ability nominat
ed and elected democratic judge. Any
candid mau who will consider this
glorious record replete with great
principles vindicated aud with great
interests upheld may easily see the
broad and massive foundation upon
which the judge's magnificent reputa
tion has been erected. Such is the
record of the distinguished democrat as
. As a judge it Is infinitely worse.
The person who will take pains to go
through the thirteen volumes of Ne
braska reports will find that nearly
every other one of Mr. Savage's deci
sions has been reversed in tbe Supreme
court. That while the number of cases
actually taken to the Supreme court
from Mr. Savage's district has been less
than from tbe district of Judge Pound,
Judge Weaver, or Judge Post, the per
centage of reversals has been greater.
It is also a fact that in the annals of
Nebraska jurisprudence Mr. Savage is
the only judge whose decision has been
reversed on the sole and only ground
of abuse of discretion. This reprimand
to the well known failing of Mr. Sav
age, may be found in the case of Mil
ler vs Burley, 11th Neb.
During the greater part of his term
of office Mr. Savage was suffering from
physical infirmities which unfitted him
for sedentary- employment, and which
at last compelled him to resign It is
1 far from our purpose to urge this mis
fortune againHt him, save, as it affects
hi i mental qualifications. There were
times when Mr. .Savage says he wag
disagreeable even to himself, which
considering Savage's admiration of
Savage is a rather strong admission.
I hose who were compelled to prac
tice before him can testitiy that he was
intensely disagreeable to them. Sour,
petulant, . impatient. Irascible, un
reasonable what wonder lie should
be disliked by the younger lawyers
whom he snubbed, and distrused by
the older lawyers '.who had no conli
dence in his -ability? What wonder
that sudden anger or caprice should
lead him to an abue of power? How
fortunate there was a higher tribunal
to correct that abuse More than this,
Mr. Savage as a judge was lazy. He
had neither the patience nor the inclina
tiou to stndy the cases before him
Attorneys were not encouraged to cite
authorities because the court seldom
took the trouble to look at them.
Mr. Savage. a9 a lawyer, was a fail
ure Mr. Savatre. ai a judge, baa been a
failure. His disposition, il nothing
else, would unfit him for any i idiciil
But it is saul, "Jlr. neese is not
known, and we had bettor cling to the
evils we have, etc." Unfortunately
for Mr. Reese he is not known in Oma
ha. But all that is known of him re
dounds to his credit.- It would be
useless for us to say that he is infinite
ly a better mau than Savage for this
position, for the democratic organs
would pronounce it the clap-trap ot a
political campaign, rBut iusober earn
estness, that you may not vote in ig
norance nor do a noble mail a gross
iniusli'ce, we ask you to inquire ot
some one m whom you have confidence
aud who has met Mr. Reese, what man
ner of man he is. Ask him how old
Mr. Reese may be. Ask him if he is
sober, temperate and industrious: Ask
hi in if he is honest, upright and above
suspicion. -Ask Him n lie is lair, pa
ticnt and impartial. Ask mm if he is
practical, sensible and reasonable. Ask
him if he is educated, cultured and jn
ntleman. Ask him if he is kind,
courtly and dignified. Ask him it he
is a lawyer above the average, and. con
sequently above Savage, and, our word
tor it, your answer win be yes.
Unfortunately lor the democracy
Mr. Savage is known. Known as a
chronic oflice-seeker, who has run for
everything, from the United States
senate to the mayoralty of Omaha;
known as the man who was beaten by
Champion S. Chase; known as having
acquired avague sort of reputation for a
vague sort ot ability, tne wliytore oi
which is yet more vague; to be known
hereafter as a disappointed candidate
who has served his purpose and been
placed by a grateful party on the 'de
mocratic pension list.
Is the Place for YOD to Traie.
Every article is
Our ey'atem' ot
will please you.
marked in plain figures and sold
on its own merits. o monKej
biz, no jewing, no humbug, no
auction goods, no shoddy goods;
you get your money s worth every
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with money are
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in stock, and we will never be un
dersold by any house, either large
or small, and you will always find
us anxious to serve your interests
in a manner to gain your sonu
custom. Come and see us.
C. E. WESCOTT.
THE BOSS CLOTHIER,
O. A. WRSSLEY & GO'S
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