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Wellington R. Burt

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In an interview with Mr. Jas. Clements, of tuis city, who for the past twerty years has been connectCd with business interests in the Saginaw valley, we asked him what he thought of Mr. Burt's nomination by the convention. He said:l "Mr. Burt for many years has been president of the Michigan Salt Association. Coimected with this associatiou are many of the most successful busi. ness men of our state. They must have selected Mr. 13urt for president trom among their number knowmg his integrity and business ability in disposing of their salt. In other words, they placed their business in his hands to manage. And ïf the people of Michigan should elect him governor he would briüg integrity and business ability in discharging its duties. Ves, Mr. Burt's was a good nomination, and he should be elected." Do you think there will be any change in the politics of the congression al districts in the valley ? "No. Mr. Fisher will be nominated and elected by a larger majority than he had betore. He is popular with the people and stands firmly by the president tor reform in the tax laws." Do you think that President Cleveland's tariff message and the Mills bill will efEect any great change of votes in the salt and lumber districts? "I think the vote for President Cleveland will be much larger than it was four years ago. I know that the men sowning property ín protected article will spend money and time in tryiug to convince the laboring man and the farmer that the more money they pay in taxes the better their conditiou. President Cleveland saysin lus message this is not true, and it takes a fearless public man to say tuis, for nearly all the power of the state anünation,poiitically, for the past twenty years has been in the bands of men who could give their huudred thousand dollars to political funda made out of legislation connected with protected articles. For tv years ago the 3ame questions of wa táxation and protection for infant in dustries were discussed in another par of the world. Cobden, Uright, and Si Robert Peel were denounced by all th protected iuterests in England. Th workine aeople stood by them and th taxes were taken off more than thre hundred articles. And to-day monu ments are erected in all the large eitie iu England in rerneinbranee of tlies men and their work repealing tax laws And the time will surely come when President Cleveland' name will be placed upon monuments erected in this country by -the worbing people commemorative ot his message to congress askiug tor the removal of the war taxes mposed upon the labonng men of this country.7'


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