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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 20, 1912, Image 23',
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.EXPRESS WAGON DRIVER IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR.-
Edward R. Sheppard.
Minneapolis, July 20. Edward
R. Sheppard, expressman, is run
ning for mayor of Minneapolis
andmaking his campaign from
nTs express wagon, talking poli
tics between trunks. He has al
ready spoken to 10,000 men. "A
minute to a man" is his motto.
"I am a candidate for mayor,"
he says. "I am a workingman.
If you elect me I'll 'serve you as
faithfully as I did in delivering
this trunk. I am as poor as. Lin
coln and cannot give up my Work
to campaign. Here is my card. I
want to make this city pay for
your children and mine. If elect
ed I'll be honest and true. Give
me a chance."
A ha'nd-shike, a card, a word,
and he is off again.
Sheppard is running for the Re
publican nomination. He has no
organization, not even a commit
tee. There is just Sheppard, his
express wagon, his card and the
tremendous earnestness that
gleams in his eyes.