Edward B. Corley

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an the in C. of on had ln- ln- the the to of It also POLITICS SIUUERS DOWN Edward B. Corley and Edward J. Thomas Mayoralty Possibilities. Indications Point to Allnment of Re publicans and Democrats against Progressives and Working-men Working-men Working-men To-day To-day To-day Will Decide. A line-up line-up line-up of republicans and democrats on one side in the coming city election, ' with the progressives and the working- working- ' men on the other, is the Interesting Dossi- Dossi- ! fcllity that now appears as the solution of ' the Burlington political game now beta played. Present indications point to Ed- Ed- wara u. coney and Edward J. Thomas as the rival candidates, Mr. Corley having consensu 10 run and nomination papers tor mr. j. nomas Deing now in preparation. preparation. At any rate, who are to h th generals in the coming battle win be known this evening, for to-night to-night to-night at mid- mid- nigni is ine Hnal limit of time for holdlne caucuses and filing nomination papers. Edward B. Corley has decided to accept a nomination for the mayoralty on a proposed proposed Joint republican and democratic ticket. His name was discussed yester- yester- oay ai a meeting of the city committees of the two parties, but action was re served until eleven o'clock this morning, when the committees will meet airaln. It was said last evening that the democrats win positively have a candidate for the mayoralty, whatever the decision of the republicans may prove to be. The indi cations are that in this event Mr. Corley win De me cnoice of the democrats. Both committees are talking strongly in favor of him. Nomination papers for E. J. Thomas as candidate for the mayoralty on a citizens ticket will be filed to-day. to-day. to-day. following ac tion by the Workingmen's Political League Sunday afternoon. Mr. Thomas has also the support rf the local progressive progressive organization. Charles Deal will h placed in the race for alderman from the first ward on the Joint ticket of these two parties, and papers were filed Saturdy for E. O. Reynolds as alderman from the second ward on the citizens' ticket. The meeting of the worklngmen was ad dressed by former Mayor James E. Burke, who said that the present city charter is inadequate, the mayor and board of alder men being practically without real power, and urged that the voters get together and attempt to change the city govern ment to the commission form already adopted by many progressive American cities. Mr. Thomas spoke in the Interest of clean and honest municipal administra tion. There was a large attendance, many new faces being noticed in the gathering.

Clipped from The Burlington Free Press17 Feb 1913, MonPage 8

The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont)17 Feb 1913, MonPage 8
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