George Wilkins Guthrie

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George Wilkins Guthrie - For Lieutonant-Governor the convention...
For Lieutonant-Governor the convention convention selected a Qrst-rater in ever George W. Guthrie is fit for or Judge of the Supreme Court, or United States Senator. lie rounds the ticket with a breadth of capacity useful public service which will strong!}appeal to the voters of the State. Mr. James Xolau, who was i'or Secretary of Internal Affairs, is sturdy Berks county Democrat. He a popular and successful railroad contractor. contractor. As compared with the Quay ticket Democratic ticket 11? incomparably the bettor ot the two. There is no rotten timber in the Erie selection. Pattisou has experience as well as proved integrity. integrity. Guthrie has brains, character and au intelligent grasp of affairs. Nolan has a reputation for hard headed native force and probity. Aud the group is launched In a boat that the life of the State between its P-allot lieform is a battle cry that to bring victory. From tho 1'tilla. Tnnt'f. The convention refused to be drawn into controversies upon irrevelent questions questions of national policy. Its resolutions ilea! ouly with matters of intimate concern to all the people of this great mouwealt!!. Its demand and pledge is for honest administration and for deil- nite reforms in the ballot laws to equal and fair elections and the restoration of the right of self-government. The epruestnesa and sincerity of platform are certified by the candidates. Of Mr. Pattison we have spoken else- wheie ; the unanimous nomination Mr. Guthrie for the second place on ticket isuof no less significance. Such a man in the office of Lieutenant-Governor Lieutenant-Governor would change the whole procedure of the Pennsylvania Senate. He wo be no mere passive tool of the but would exercise his powers for protection of the right and the enforcement of decent aud orderly legislation. In some respecta he could accomplish more even than the Governor. The contrast to the candidate 13 expected to smuggle in under the cover of Judge Pennypacker's robe most marked. Mr. Guthrie is in way worthy the highest office in the State, and 1m ia, moreover, the particular champion of those measures of electoral reform which the convention has rightly made the lending issue of the campaign. His ambition to be is laudable; he did not desire the place ; but he is too sincerely citizen not to sacrifice his personal desires m so gre-'st an upportuaity to the Commonwealth. Such a ticket such a platform appeals to all who g-.urd the honor and security of Pennsylvania above the prejudices of partisanship partisanship or the interests of faction.

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  1. Gettysburg Compiler,
  2. 01 Jul 1902, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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