The Election of Col. Guy

December 10, 1870


The mayoral elections have officially close. While the Conservatives and their candidate, Col. Guy, have come out with a resounding victory, the Radicals are dealt yet another devastating blow to their presence in the city.


We are gratified to announce the election of Col. Guy to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Major Keiley. The Conservative gain in the city on the Mayor's election is considerable. The returns from the county show that Guy is elected .This result is reassuring and encouraging. Ultra Radicalism can't stand these continued defeats. Their commissary department is too meager ti enable them to hold out long. Few have a visible means of support. They rely upon the public plunder, and if they can't get at they they must, "vamose," as many have already done.
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