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Our Next Governor

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Wellington R. Burt who was noininated for governor last Thursday evening by the democratie and greenback parties, and whose portrait is given above is a self made man. Ilis father died when Burt was thirteen years old, leaving him the oldest sou of the famlly on a farm in Jackson county. Af ter an academie education he visited Australia, New Zealand, South America and other lands as a sailor and miner. Eeturning a poor young man, at the age of 25,he loeated on government land in Gratiot county, clearing a farm for himself in what was then a wilderness. During the winters he worked in the lumber camps for $13 a nionth. H aróse to foreman of a camp and afterwards went into the lumber business himself . Since 1873 he has been president of the Michigan Salt Association. Ilis only political office has been that of rnayor of East Saginaw. When his $300,000 milis were destroyed by fire eleven years ago, he gave his workmen wages until they could flnd other employrnent. It is by such actions as these that Mr. Burt has obtained such popularity in the región where he is best knovn. Ilis many business like qualities will cominend him to the voters of the state. He will niake a governor of whoni we may be proml.


Ann Arbor Argus
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