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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1899)
VOL. i. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , JANUARYS , 1899. NO. 26.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
, T. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
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Entered at the postolllce at Nebraska City ,
Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 20th , 1898.
Sometimes , biit
LAWYERS AND seldom , i 11 these
modern days , law
yers forget that fidelity to clients is the
first essential for success in their honor
able profession. Even in Nebraska
cases are alleged to have been developed
showing that attorneys have not been
always loyal to their clients. Infidelity
of this sort it is reported has been shown
where the client was a corporation and
had been sued for personal damages by
an administrator. The bar of Nebraska
numbers some of the ablest lawyers of
the United States among itlTnftfriibers.
And all reputable attorneys hold with
Lord Bacon that :
' 'The greatest trust between man and
man is the trust of giving counsel.
For in other confidences , men commit
the parts of life ; their lands , their goods ,
their children , their credit , some partic
ular aft'air ; but to such as they make
their counsellors , they commit the
whole ; by how much the more they are
obliged to all faith and integrity. "
Any attorney found guilty of breaking
"all faith" and "
ing obliterating "integ
rity" between himself and the client ho
has sworn to loyally serve ought to bo
kicked out of court , disbarred and sent
to the penitentiary.
Lord Bacon was
PLACE AND a philosopher who
thought much and
well upon the relation of the individual
to the state. No other writer has so
lucidly set forth the duties and annoy
ances of public position ; and although
these wise words were first written in
1012 and revised in 1025 more than two
hundred and fifty years ago they are
still in vigorraud'applicft Ux . '
"Men in great places are thrice ser
vants ; servants of the sovereign or state ,
servants of fame , and servants of busi
ness ; so as they have no freedom ,
neither in their persons , nor in their
actions , nor in their times. It is a
strange desire to seek power and to lose
liberty ; or to seek power over others and
to lose power over a man's self. The
rising unto place is laborious , and by
pains , men come to greater pains ; and it
is sometimes base , and by indignities ,
men come to dignities. The standing is
slippery , and the regress is either a
downfall or at least an eclipse , which is
a melancholy thing. When you ore no
longer what you were , you lose interest
in life. Nay , retire 'inen ' cannot when
they would , neither will they when it
were reason , but are impatient of pri-
vateuess , even hi age and , sickness ,
which require the shadow ; like old
townsmen , that will be sitting at their
street door though they thereby offer
age to scorn. "
It is a sincere
HON. A. ,1. . .
SAWYER. pleasure to con
Sawyer upon the efficient and con
scientious methods with which he has
conducted his office during a period of
more than four years. Without reflec
tion upon any of his predecessors , Tins
CONSERVATIVE , w ith no fear of success
ful contradiction , declares that no other
United States district attorney for the
state of Nebraska ever bestowed so much
diligent labor , and earnest , researchful
study , upon the discharge of the duties
of that important office , and no one
ever became a better or more inexorable
servitor of justice.
Everywhere in Nebraska Mr. Sawyer
has been recognized as an able expounder -
pounder and defender of the law and a
fearless prosecutor of all violators of the
law. His services to the country have
honored him , honored President Cleveland -
land , for having commissioned him ,
and honored the great brotherhood of
the legal profession.
Somewhere Dickens says of somebody
that which it is right and proper to say
of A. , T. Sawyer :
"Ho was simply and stanchly true
to his duty , alike in the largo case and
in the small. So all true souls over are.
So every true soul ever was , over is , and
ever will be. There is nothing little to
the really great in spirit. "
On the 10th of
Jiepoiiiber , 1898 ,
The St. Louis Re
public which was , and perhaps is still ,
an advocate of the free coinage of silver
at 10 to 1 in unlimited quantities "with
out regard to any other nation , " pub
lished a very lengthy cablegram from
L. L. Redding , dated at Havana the day
before. In his financial forecast Mr.
Redding says :
"It is further announced that Spanish
silver will circulate at 50 cents on the
dollar , compared with American money ,
which means that all Spanish silver will
be at once returned to Spain. In its
place must come American silver.
Wage workers here do not have any
deeper understanding of the money
question than that the silver dollar is to
pay for one day's work , and that the
pay they must have is the Spanish dollar
lar , now worth 08 cents American
money. Sugar planters employing from
000 to 1,000 men each say they will bo
compelled to give their men American
silver when it comim into nae here , which
maann an incmwt of ,10 i > cr cent in the
iiKit/e scale. "
Thus it is shown that silver coin of the
United States , maintained at an equal
ity with gold , by taking the place of
Spanish silver which is not convertible
into gold , or at a parity with gold , will
increase wages HO per cent in Cuba !
How can the gold s'tandard ruin and de
grade labor in the United States and , at
the same time , prosper and exalt labor
in Cuba ?
Gentle m a n in a
recent issue speaks plainly and forcibly
relative to that hoary-headed humbugtho
gratuitous distribution of common gar
den and flower seeds by members of con
gress and denounces the same as a curse.
"The reason it is a curse is not
that it affects seedsmen either benefic
ially or injuriously , but that it is , ipno
facto , a perversion. It does not do what
it was intended to do disseminate 'new
and rare plants , seeds and bulbs. '
Therefore to say that it is good for
seedsmen , or that it helps 'to keep alive
the interest in gardening and vegetable
growing' is hardly an adequate de
fence. Why not help to keep alive the
interest in manufacturing by govern
ment distribution of free raw materials ? "
And THE CONSERVATIVE adds , why
not help to keep alive the interest in the
importance and necessity of the presor-
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