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Rejected Communications will not bo returned unless accompanied by stamps. TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1004. MB?The Times-Dispatch takes the full Associated Press Service, the London Times War Service and the Hearst News General News Service and has Its own correspondents throughout Virginia and North Carolina and In the leading cities of the country. If you go to tho mountains1, seashore or country, have Tho Times-Dispatch go with you.' ? . ' ? City subscribers before leaving the city during the summer should notify their carrier or this office ('Phone 38). If you write, give both out-of-town and city addresses. Our Platform and Candidate. The real significance of the Democratic Convention of 1901 wns the Parker pro? cession on Saturday morning. After 'Judge Parker's nnmo was presented a r.umber of delegations joined with tho New York delegation In making a tre? mendous demonstration. Finally Geor? gia led off In a procession and one by one all the Southern States and thq_lea!d ing Northern States fell Into lino, and moved to the music of Democratic har? mony, while Nebraska, Nevada and Ari? zona looked on. It was a most impressive scene, for everybody realized what it signified. It was a grand reunion between the Dem? ocracy of the North and the Democracy ol the South, after an estrangement of eight years.' The convention of 1904 marked tho end of nn era?an era of discord, distress and failure. But what Is better, It marked the beginning of a., new era of reconciliation and triumph. The platform upon which the reunited Democracy now stands is Democratic In every line. There is in it no taint or suggestion of Populism. It is better than it appeared In the rough as published in advance. Tho declaration of fundamen? tals Is pointed and comprehensive. It de? nounces the .Republican principle of pro? tection, and declares the Democratic prin? ciple of tariff for revevenue only, but pro? poses to revise the tariff along conserva? tive lines; in such a way as not to In? jure protected industries, while the schedules aro,being reduced to a revenue ?basis; The, d%lri.rat>k>ns on imperialism, trusts and subsidies aro strictly in.line with Democratic principle and policy, and no fault whatever can be found with tho platform as a whole, except that it is'silent on the monoy question. But the nominee has supplied that plank and cleared up all doubts as to where tho party stands. At Inst freo silver has been eliminated as a political Issue, and it will not bo a factor in mis , campaign. As for tho nominee, he Ijas shown him pelf to be a man and ft leader. Ho has a conscience which he proposes to take ' with him Into politics, and he hns the manly courage to back It. Ho has boon called tho silent man, but when tho tlnio , come to speak, lie spoke, nnd ills manly j words set the nation afire with enthu? siasm. There Is iyi doubt now that Judge Parker 1b fit to lead the party and fit to pj^sldo over the affairs of the no t'.on, and we believe that ho will be tho next President of tho United States. /il?t be *' Writer r.a Mr. Bryan in the Convention. We publish In another column a re? view of the political career of Mr, AVI1 Jlam Jennings Hryan, taken from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an ardent Demo? cratic paper. This review appeared in HI. Louis tho day before the convention met. How well Mr. Bryan confirmed tho opinion Of tho writer that ho had inadfj a great descent was well Illustrated by his conduct during the convention. before concluding his article, the ?ld:? "Mr. Bryan wants to boat Judge Parker at all hazards, and the ends appear'to justify tlm means." This proplie.cy was confirmed by Mr. Bryan's conduct during the silting of the convention and of the.Committee on Peso-' lutiojiH. To those who know imw ar? dently Mr. Bryan was admired and how faithfully ho was followed by Southern Democratic leaden-, It will sound almost Incredible to hoar that lie was not merely opposed, but deflud and denounced, by such men an John W'. Daniel, John Sharp Williams. Benjamin It. Tillman*" oiid E. W. Cannaek; that his course In tho Com? mittee on Resolution* wan such ax to excite the deepest' Indignation of his Southern friends and that his bitterness end bulld,p*iiig methods went to such an ?xtun that Senator Bailey had to j?? and tell htm that he owed an apology to a venerable Northern Democrat, whom he bad ruthlessly Insulted. Tho newspaper accounts of the great enthusiasm for Brynn in tho convention were based entirely upon the applause of the lookers-on In tho galleries, nnd was answered by A'cold and stony look from most of the delegates In tho convention. A more marked contrast could not have been mode than the severe nnd chilling reception with which Mr. Bryan's efforts to produce discord were met by the men whom ho had been accustomed to sweep away as leaves before a whirlwind. tn the role of dlsoi-gnnlaer Mr. Bryan appeared nt his worst on Saturday night, when the convention^ was considering what reply it should make to Jitdgo Parker. It is Impossible for any man who was not present to understand tho distress of that situation. The platform had been made, nnd Mr. Bryan had he helped In make It. The candidate had hnen nomlnnted, nnd Mr. Bryan had ac? quiesced In the nomination. But as the convention had not declared Itself on the money question, Judge Parker deter? mined \p make his views known, and told the delegates lhat he would accept the nomination as a gold standard candidate or not at all. The situation was most critical, and some delegates nnd many spectators thought that tho party was face to face with disaster. John Sharp Williams, Benjamin B. Tillman and other men, who had been on the most friendly terms with Mr. Bryan, and had been numbered among his most ardent sup? porters, prepared a reply to Judgo Park? er's telegram, laid It before tho conven? tion, and urged that It be adopted. They could see no other way out of tho diffi? culty. AH save Mr. .Bfyan seemed to be wining. But he protested and harangued ' and tried to make the discord more dis? cordant. Instead of aiding the party In getting safely out of a terrible situa? tion, he seemod bent on making the situa? tion worse, and If his plan of putting ad? ditional questions to Judge Parker had been carried out, that gentleman -would hav.e declined the nomination, and the national Democratic party would havo been a by-word and, a reproach In tho nation. This Is the man who has been twice honored with a Democratic nomination, und we record these facts to let Demo? crats of Virginia, know how he has acted. Wo hope, .however, that the day pf'hla mischief making is done. Business and the Democrats. Say what wo may about'the'evils to bo met with In Wall Street, complain as much as we wish about the financial con? trol of the country, and of the world, hold In Now York, we must finally ad? mit that Now York Is tho commercial center of the world, an'd as such, to a greater or less extent, controls commerce. When the pulse of New York Is regular, tho commercial and Industrial vein of the whole country feels tho glow of healthy blood. This' fact all men must admit. The merchant, the manufacturer, tho farmer, the banker, the laborer, tho Lmployer and the employe throughout the length and breadth of the country know this' to Be a fact. It may not be re? garded in some sections ' as an alto? gether healthy or desirable fact, but It is a fact nevertheless... It Is a well known matter of history that what are usually, known as cam? paign years, that Is to say, the fourth year In the political calendar, when a President Is to be elected, are bad busi? ness years. The political events and po? litical results are so Interwoven with our commercial system that commercial pro? gress and. business advancement neces? sarily depend In a great measure upon the results of the ordinary political cam? paign. So It has become an accepted maxim in this country that a presidential year is a bad business year. There has never been, with few exceptions, a time when this maxim was necessarily true, tut somehow pooplo have an Idea that business must- be dull In a presidential year from tho time that the two great parties hold their conventions In early summer to decide upon their candidates and their platforms, and tho election day In the November following. There gratifying evidence that this year will at least prove an exception to, even if it does not expose the sophistry of the lule. The two great parties havo held their conventions, announced their principles and named tholr candidates for" the two highest offices '.n the j,'ili ot tho Ameri? can people. There is not a paragraph, a sentence, a lino, a word, or the dot of an 1 or the cross of a t In the plat? form of either of tho two groat parties calculated to disturb the calm business serenity that has prevailed for at least three years past. , It must be admitted that thero was sorne apprehension In business circles, that the Democratic Convention assem? bled in St. Louis might In some way dis? turb the business equilibrium. Scenes have been enncted in Democratic conven? tions, as well as BQjjje other conventions In recent years, the recollection of which uave rise to this foar, but that wonderful convention nt?St. Louis, a convention that will go down in history ns ono of the most remarkable the country has ever known, one In which tho volco ot the people was heard and considered and bowed to, above the din of party neces? sity, above' the cry of the demagogue and above any and all demands for per* sonal preferment or preference, dispelled all fears along this. line. The announce? ment went out from that convention, em? phasised with its unexpected dramtalo scenes, that no matter whatever else may happen, bnslnoss Is not going to be disturbed. Wall. Street, nnd New York and the financial and' business interests of tho whole country, the laboring ele? ment dependent upon dally wages for support, the farmer, dependent upoiv the returns from his crop, and oil pooplo who live by tho sweat of tholr brow, rejoiced when there-cairns from St. IkiuIh iho news that the financial question Is not an Itbue In th's campaign. | That Information eased the minds of mure than two-thirds of the population of this great country, and there was no ?b?n the market roportt of Sut. 'urrinycrtrfie out from the eomriierctal cMitfer of the world showing that all busi? ness felt stimulated, and everybody who reads theso lines must bo further 're? joiced to know the fact that for once the first week of tho great presidential cam? paign starts off with a brighter busi? ness outlook thnn at any period within the yenV, and this, notwithstanding tho fact that we are right in the midst of what Is known among business men as the heated term, dull season. The.. Vice-President. The Hon.' Henry 6. Davis,'though he Is in his eighty-first year, Is' In-lhe full possession of that Intelligence nnd char? acter' which has raised him from humble beginnings to the leadership ot tho Demo? cratic party In his Stato. Mr. Davis begun as a brnkeman. and by the force of his character became a wealthy man. Ho has twice-served the Stato, of West Virginia fts a senator, and he will bring to the Democratic party that right wis? dom which Is so needful for wlso coun? seling". ? \ Though Mr. Davis Is.by alt odds tho oldest candidate that has. over been brought out for presidential or vlcc-presl dontlal office, such an' ago In a high'ad? ministrative position Is not by any means unknown. Gladstone was elghty-threo years old when he last became prime minister of England, and eighty-five when ho resigned. That old age has not, however, boon generally rosognlzod in America Is shown by the fact that tho oldest .presidential candidate that was , over Inaugurated was William Henry Harrison, who was sixty-eight years old when ho was cloctcd, and who only served one month before dying. Elbrldge Gerry was tho oldest man ever elected Vice President, being sixty-nine years of ago when he was raised to that ofllco, In 1S72. Next in order was William R. .King, .elected Vice-President in 1862, nt the ago of sixty-six. ? Mr. Davis's last term In tho Senate was'in 1SS3. ' Ho will,' however, find many of his old-associates..still "pav? ing the country," If he Is given by virtue of hls?6lnce the position'of tiio presid? ing officer of that.body next March. Last Friday rilght. while the Democratic leaders- wore locked in desecrate debate, Mr. Jossph Chabcrlaln was further per-, icctlng hi- organization for givlmj Eng? land, a retaliatory tariff... Mr. Chamber? lain lias nearly two hundred members of the House' of Commons- who are In his favor, and !he'. has practically completed his arrangpmentb for. wresting trie con? trol of' ilie'Liberal Unionist Club from the Dulco..of. ^DeVonshire.;?;'''Tiie British papers have- derided .-Chamberlain's plat? form as being "the-Empire first, bread and butter.; second." Certainly this Is the form in .which Chamberlain is .going to make his campaign.. It will.be of pro? found interest to see whether Chamber? lain will be a*le to develop 'sufficient' strength to~alter England's tariff policy, which has practically been unchanged since Cobden's memorable oampaign in the middle forties. ,'The telltale straws of "bye-elections have so far shown a growth of free.trade as opposed to: the protective sentiment, but Mr. Chambor lain has fnot'yet' fulTy" launched or de? veloped *hls- campaign,- and -It is,' there? fore,, impossible to ..tell the-results until after.the issue has been fully argued. **Tho David Bennett Hill has grown into a mountain^a kind of a slowly slanting mountain?along the slopes of which young and unsophisticated politicians and untutored Nebraskans can coast to their heart's content without any fear of get? ting seriously hurt, but getting safely,to the bottom of the hill. Democrats4?the real, old-fashioned Dem? ocrats/wo mean^flovo a'tight, and they are never hotter- prepared,,.to go into a ] fight against the- "common enemy than when they,have ''fit to a finish" among; themselves. That good man .Caldwell, of the Char? lotte Observer, will now be pointing to tho St. Louis Convention by way of re? futing our contention about tho decadence of oratory. All right. Judge Parker iwas mignty slow to speak, but when ho did open,his mouth he said, something that, put tho whole world to talking. Old Virginia showed off'protty well In the great convention'at St. Louis.-' Now, let her show off equally as well In that great Exposition In the same town. Born In Baltimore, reared In what was then Virginia, and now a good citizen of West Virginia, Mr. Davis gives to the ticket a delicious Southern flavor. It Is said that had Judgo Parker boon In the convention ho would have voted for Mr. Davis for Vlce-ProBldont. Good enough. Mr. Parker Is a pretty good farmer, and knows the noeds of the farming com? munity, although ho does not exactly poso as a farmers' candidate. Clean candidate; well, we should smile. Wasn't he Just out of a bath In the lim? pid waters of the Hudssn when ho got the first news of his nomination. There Is nothing, the matter with the platform now. Judgo Parker Is some? thing of n platform of himself.. ====:=;==:=;=?=33 ,' Talking alhout rugged honesty and ad? amantine backbone, nnd all thnt sort of thing, Just look at Judge Parker, There Is one great blessing about It all; there will be no more complaint nhout Parker's silence. *f P CELEBRATED "l For Cramps, Diarrhoea or Bowel Complaint there Is no med? icine will afford relief quicker than the Bliif-rn. Tnke a dosn at tho first symp? tom ..and avoid unnecetisiiry suffering:'It also ou res ' Nausea, Indigestion, Dyspepsia and' Malaria, Fever and Ague, MAKERSDF RICHMOND ??i-.?? ? Brief Sketches of Mon Who Havo Ho] pod to Make tho City. Sketch No, 15?Series Began .Tunc 20, 100L Mr. J. M. Ffiurqurean, senior member of tho well, known dry goods Jiouse of I'onrqurean,. Temple and Company, Is one ot tho "mnkers of Richmond." In carving, out his own fortune Mr. Four qurcsn has contributed largclv to tho development and prosperity of both the city and county. The growth of Mr. Fotirqurenn's busi? ness Illustrates how-n. very small capital may be so wisely investor! as to ihy the foundation for transactions of a brooder scope. Having served the Southern enuso faithfully in tho Confederate army, Mr. Fourqurean catrm home In I860 barefoot? ed and half starved. His earthly pos? sessions constated of two lit Ho gold dol? lars, which had been carefully concealed nbout his' clothes., He carried these two dollars Into' tho army nnd hold on to them. Mr, Fourqurean found ? employ? ment for several weeks with some North? ern men, nnd with his two. dollirrs and a. promlBo to work for them until he paid, tho balance, bought all the Iron ?ots, oveps, frying pans and other utensils, for which his omployers had no use.. Theso ho. sent to Halifax county to two com? rades, who sold them, returning the money to pay for "those utensils, and make other purchases, The thrco soldiers proved to be good traders, and In cloven months front such a small start they had cleared $1,30(1 each. ..-..' With the money thus earned, Mr. Four? qurean begun In the fall *of I860 .the dry goods and notion business; which lie flits successfully, conducted over since. For 'many years. Mr. Fourqurean hhs lived n short way outsldo of: the city. He .has built and sold five pretty homes. It was lnrgely through his lnstrun\entall ly thof tho Fifth Street viaduct was plan? ned and tho pretty suburb of Chestnut .Hill wns established. THE DESCENT OF BRYAN. Mr. William Jennings Bryan came to town Sunday morning. His arrival caused no commotion whatever In tho convention crowds. There was no rush-to see him, to. clnsp his hand, to catch tho words from his lips. His coming evoked only tho' mildest sort of interest. You could"hardly" call tho crowd's attitude towards '? him Indifference, yet that attitude'1 was -Very near. to. Indifference. It was an-attitude respectful enough, but in.almost piteous contrast with the spirit and temper which marked: his appearance at ICansas City four years- ago. It saddened one. to re? member how eight years ingo the country and even tho world w;ls ringing with his name,'how his utterances wore thrill? ing- tho" popular - heart, how he seemed indeed "the pillar of a peoplo's hope, the center of a world's desire."??' 6uuday afternoon Mr. Bryan Issued a statement as to his posltlon..wlth regard to tho situation confronting his party in national convention assembled. Tjie state? ment,'Which eight-'years'ago would have boen the topic of a thousand tongues, was received by the party loaders and the delegates to the convention without excitement. It was lost In tho-occan of convention news in tho Monday morning papers. It was only an lhtoi'esting inci? dent, scarcely worthy .of contmeni. "Ho pusses the glory of this world." Whut change has como over Mr. Brynn that he should figure so poorly In tho. national convention of the party of which, during.two campaigns, ho was the peer? less champion? He Is much,the same In appearance, though his face- has some? what (hardened In Its lines. His manner Is as of old, but for a lack of that as? sured buoyancy and frankness which onco rendered It so fascinating. In that man? ner the. assurance Is still in evidence, but it Is a less Ingenuous assurance than wo used-to knowV. His frankness persists lu lingering traces, but it lias touches of sophisticated reservation that makes it seem much. like, a mask ot purposes. Indubitably the glamor of romance has m some mysterious fashion vanished from this man' In the lasffew years. We Is not stripped of dignity.: It,would b.e.nb surd-to say that ho!has become common? place. ,Tliat he could never be, with, his deeds and sayings- still'fresh in men's memories.:: His triumphs cannot die, whatever failure, partial or complete, fate may have In store for him. That his career is over cannot be assumed, for ho still possesses no little of that personal attractiveness, that vigor and passionnte ness of feeling, that aptness of phrase which must ever characterize "a tribune of the people." Far, indeed, must Mr. Bryan fall from his-present position .-be? fore It shall bo safe to say that he Js a negllgeable quantity In the higher poli? tics ot this nation; but that his position is not what it wns Is plain, to'the simplest person who reads the, news of the day. What Is it that has-caused this change? . In the first place, Mr. Bryan Is .older than he-was, and added years necessarily Involve something of'escapes from; the qualities of plcturesqueness, of audacity, . of spontaneous utterance, which, consti? tute the. spell that gifted youth Imposes upon the many. All of us outgrow our rhetoric. -All of us move away from our earliest enthusiasms. All of us are vic? tims of disillusion. We aro not quite so sure of anything as once we were of everything. The cynic strain crops out In us, against our will. Most of our Ideals become a little tarnished by con? trasting them with th'e'oxperlence met in trying to realize those Ideals. Air. Bryan is no exception to tho rule.. We cannot help hut note that his fervor Is somewhat forced, thnt his faith has boon shaken, thai his hopes have boen defeated. .With -, pity we'find ourselves forced to the sus? picion, if not the conviction, that this . erstwhile, poet-statesman and prophet leader Is a disappointed man. Ho may bo " disappointed In himself, or In tho world, or,in both, but disappointed he is. Ills . mood Is not surly, neither Is it crabbed, ? hut his temper shows, nono of tho geniality and generosity of outlook upon his time nod his contemporaries which lent charm to his early state of leadership. The man has'"grown. He has-learned much. But It cannot be snld that he has broad? ened In his views, or that the wider syn? thesis thnt comes with years has mel? lowed lilm to tolerance, Be has none of that fresh, largo utterance, which, spring? ing from a heart simple and string, finds straightway nil kindred hoarts-rtho. utter? ance that made captive tho Chicago con? vention of 1896 and drew the. millions to . hear him In tho most marvelous campaign, In the history of American.politics. ? Mr.: Bryan has narrowed his mind- and .oon-v cent rated his powers upon things-which a few years ago hadbeon too mean for his consideration .'. ' The man who spoke for the Inalienable rights of mankind In 1890 and 10QO we find trying to organize a. tatterdemalion faction 'of obscurantists nnd obstruction? ists against tho plainly perceptible spirit of tho time In li)(H. But fow years ago Mr. Bryan's thoughts were lofty and they fell from his Ups In phrases losing none of tholr power because toned niid touched with-the virility .that comerf.to the speech of a man who has familiarized himself with tho King Jumes- version of tho Blblo. He spoko with-those biblical traces and tesselutlons of style which first gripped us In Mr. JCIpllns's earlier work, but a,s Mr, Kipling has lattorly become a pamphleteer of a faction and has fallen into vulgarities, bo Mr.. Bryan's style, "subdued to what' jt works )n," and de? generated Into something not &? great deal removed from billingsgate, and the content of hla expression Is degraded to considerations wholly unworthy of one who for so flTrfg took higher and broader ground of thought- nnd 'action, JvlJ'. Bryan's phraseology has ossified Into p|a|.|*. tudlnoHlly, whllo his thought uo longer s ars, but Is concerned with Ills antagonist. Tho -man who shook hearts with, tho r.eroratlon of Chicago, who sq effectively applied lo t,ho crisis of, eight years ago the parable of Naboth's vineyard, is now flescniHled lo assertion that a candidato for President, whom h" does not like, bus bought up delegations w1 the St, I/iuls convention. The orator who pie .Hi? ed so .eloquently for labor,?1'op'lho ? free? dom of m-iitey from, oligarchic control, for-the rights of man - in. the PhUiplnns Is now Issuing 'statements abusive of his ?rivals-and explicatory of tho nasty con? test's between certain Stato factious, all equally venal and all, .compared,', with oihor thing*, trivial. The statesman who gbrlfied humanity Is now aspersing by jiislnuillon, innuendo'and open necits/tlon tlm Idtomlly of all who In his party dls* pgreo with .hla vluws and politics.; rb? nutty ih.it honorod him. that still honors hm In tact, though far this. sldo ot 1 idJlutry, is now corrupted and corrupting, because It hearkens to him no longer aa to an lnfnlliblo oracle. Beneath his own dignity ts Mr. Bryan's denunciation-of men like Judge Parker und Oiovor Clcvoland. His languago shows a passion that his supplanted) reason. His t'orcefuiness of .old has. be? come merely splenetic, anu.' Jn .plnco of his old dutuchment from personal antlpa ?th.es has. speared a vfiirijofulness' "and un fali'iioss/ot polemic that Is almost vulgar. In his; liariler. manner of lighting ,his stylo was strong1 with tho savor of exalted feel? ing;-'now. as'Bhown weekly In his Com? moner and' in the statement Issued last Suitduy, his-method of argument Is de? bused to misrepresentation and exaggera? tion of facts and almost to scurrility In ?the nutter of personal 'references. ?It Is some, but not a- completely exculpatory excuse that his arguments .have fallen to a pur -with some of tho arguments that wore used against him. That ho wns called an "anarchist^" a "firebrand,1! a "prophet of robbery" does not Justify his -intimation'that those who now gtvQ him battle for supremacy In his party are 'thieves and corruptlonists,???? '.; .. . When Mr, Bryan first, burst upon us at . the CWcngo covneritlon it wan in a roseate* splendor of words that contracted and subhmuted a ' great general passion. About all that ho had done before this sttblimo moment came to-'hlm.'wait'to'tle* livor a very good turlft-roform.spcoch In Congress. Ho was practcally unknown and totally Inexperienced In the larger politics,' but there was an atmospheric condition In tho country, intensified at . Chicago, favorable to tho flowering of his genius. The country had passed through a period of dire distress. The servants of tho country had been, at least guilty of farming out tho finances aa well as the revonut-s to what, for lack of bettor characterization, may bo called the money power. President Cleveland had. erred in tho matter of bond issues that gav^p Wall Street control of the'money of the coun? try. Commerce and- manufactures were well-nigh-paralyzed. Tho farmer groaned under debt. Tho laborer sufferod; . Money was scarce. Discontent prevailed; Mr.' Bryan at the psychological Instant voiced that discontent. In matchless phrases. Ho saw tho world made vassal to ty money trast. He saw .his country, as he thought, servile lo British : Interests. He spoko' with the fervid passion of the firm be? liever for humanity and patriotism. And he had a panacoa to offer?free silver. The public rose to him.> Ho had their heartb, t.hclr patriotism, their adeallsm, their-, imagination captive. His jprophecy was of .an Utopia. His droam -wjft another "jjream of John Ball." In his following was generated a sort of frenzy almost re? ligious in its essonce. There was a mili onnlal spirit In tho sir. But alas for the dream. : Like all panaceas,. Mr. Bryan's did hot stand the test of rational analysis nnd It slowly.vjost Us potency with the American public" who look at "things as thoy ar?," ? Brynnism took'on-?many of these as? pects, some edifying, some simply ridicu? lous, of a religious revival. The move? ment was 'tragic In that It purged the emotions. The movement was defeated, sadly let us confess; through tho final prevalence of. sordid nnd selfish motives wotklng in conjunction., to bo sure, with common, sonso., .Mr. Bryan's prediction that the country would go to ruin If hla panacea wern not adopted came to grief. The country returned to prosperity through tho operations of natural law and foigot Its. discontent. -None tho less did Mr. Bryan remain the hero of a cause? n, cauao that Is never lont, a cause that has Its motive, whatever its methods, In lo1/? 6f man for hln fellows. Next came, the chapter of the'war with Spain over Cuba, the taking of Manlln, tho treaty-of. Purls, Imperialism, with all its evils, In. its--train. .Mr. Bryan, still true to his parller self, espoused the cause of tho lesser people. His.vision was oth? erwise ' clouded, however,. He made-it sorry figure as a volunteer colonel In the war, and he bluhdeu^l In the matter of approving the treaty of Paris, but bo those-things us they may, he began to manifest, evidences . that while he could see many things, ho could.see none alto? gether ? clearly, because /his* vision was growing clouded by himself. Ho could not put hlmseir In I he background at tho Kansas City convention In 1900. He in? sisted that, he should, loom bigger In the platform than even the rights of the lesser peoples, bigger than tlto issue of tho tariff and the tniBts. He Insisted upon silver "In the. platform once more. He did not say it In so many words, but what chiefly ho wa# after was something In the nature of a personal vindication on a reaffirmation of tho 1SD6 ^platform. Ho Insisted upo* himself, as-the Issue. So great then was tho [potency, of his personality that ho hnd.'hls: way-In tho convention, was rononilnuted&nd-'went out to"' defeat. . ? ? . L. ,. The Issue of Imperialism'was weakened liy Mr, Bryan's otsyn Imperialistic or autocratic contention that his Ideas' of four years before should prevail -over the Judgment of tho majority, of his party, Tho proof of IiIb party's love for, him, in surrendering to his will, did not tpuoh him to' humility; Ho grow in arrogance and ho lost his mental sweep in eolf-con templfitlnn. There Svus an almost impori coptiblo falling off, (In the.quality of the man, as revealed In. his expression. There was- a gradual disappearance I? 1900 of the selflessness of purpose that dignified and, ulmost--sanctified tho campaign of l&iiii. It was Bryan against, the .world on tho Voafjlt'inod silver.. Issue, and Bryan, rather thah tho spokesman of Ideal Democ? racy, against imperialism. Ho was still eloquent, still-commanding, still Bryan? hut there was too much Bryan. There was a feeling that Mr. Bryan would have lieen inoro clfectlve'as an anti-Imperialist' had ho been-willing to have foregono a. part of his platform, tho triumph of Which would have . hurt this country.. Slowly cum*- tip a conviction that Mr. Bryan even minimized tho importance of his party's sound doctrines' with a pur lKiao, unintentional; perhaps, but not loss evident for tha,t,'to aggrandize the para inountoy of thro doctrines upon which he matin his. first sensational, not lo say speeliiouliir, eruption1 Into politics. Mr. Bryan was defeated, and Inrgply because he'steadlly intensified the opinion of eoiisorvutlvn-men that.he was becom? ing tho victim of self-obsession. Ihe ; masses of hla party began to fiiIter, In 1 their idealisation of, him. nnd ho was I subtly discredited lonR before, the. move | mon began for a reorganization of the l^'ilea'nwhtle it is Important to remember" that air. Hryun had. Ia??un to make inonoy. Wis book, "Tho First.. Bottle, had sold welt. He began to gather in the coin for hU-speechej and addresses. He \ Ilium hln newspaper, tho Commoner. I His convictions', and tho admiration ana v Men's White Linen Bhicher Oxfords. Cool, Comfortable, Stunning'. S3.00. CROSS, 313 Bfodtd. JULY 12TH IN WORLD'S HISTORY., 1 ??-,?*? ' ??..-' 100 B. C. ; Birthday of Julius Caesar, the Roman-Emperor. Pliny says .of him that he could employ at the same time his cars to listen, his eyes to read, his hand to write, and his mind to dictate. - 1212. The Christians defeated the Moors at Toulouse. 1609., . 4 ',"'"? I - vHudson having continued his course westward for some days,*first obtained sight of the American continent arid on the 17th, the fog1 having cleared up, ran into Penobscot Bay, in the State of Maine.. i6gl.: " Battle of Aghrim in Ireland; the French under General St. Ruth defeated arid himself killed by'the forces of William III., under Gen- j eral Gihckle. 1712. Richard Cromwell died, aged eighty-two. He assumed the pro-; tectorate of England on the death of his father, but found himself ' inadequate to sustain the office and resigned it to retire to more peaceful pursuits. He inherited little of his father's ambition. . J776' , Lord Howe arrived from Europe with a formidable squadron and ! 30,000 men, chiefly Hessians, and joined his brother, General Howe on Staten Island. ' 1780. ? 1 Sumpter with 133 men attacked and defeated a detachment of] British at Williamson's plantation/South Carolina. 1796. * - Ninety-four prisoners taken by the Algerines on board Ameri? can vessels, were redeemed by the Linked States consul at Algiers. .1804. Alexander Hamilton, an American'statesman, died of a wound ' received in a duel with Colonel Burr. Hamilton was born on "the island of St. Croix, in 1757. 181a. General Huli, with an army of United States volunteers, invaded,-} Canada. ' -? "- ? ? - 186a. The Southern forces with 4,000 cavalry, captured Murfrees- j borough, Tenn., after a severe fight, with about an equal loss on both I sides. -'?'.'?.'< i . ? ? , 1870. Death of Admiral Dahlgren, in Washington. :, 1871. \ Riot in New .York during the Orangemen's parade; 51 persons j killed, 30 wounded. , . . . , 1892. , v; *\?\wtiii\M&fti\wwi?\ 1 Cyrus W. Field died. ' ' * ' '' i^'*^*^!***. | affections of his followers were being converted into cash. . It Is impossible, to resist the. conclusion that in the process .those convictions were .solled._^nd the admiration and affection of his followers cheapened. Gradually Mr. Bryan began to show that he realized to the fullest extent his opportunity to profit - by hs political publicity. Colncldently with this there manifested Itself In hla conduct a sense of pique against fate. He had no eood word for any person or any clement that he thought In any way inimical to the maintenance of his supremacy. More or less directly, he lent encouragement to every radical and extreme political, outcroplng that threatened the weakening of the party that honored him. Slowly Mr. Bryan drifted Into a dog-ln-tne-man ger position. First he disapproved of this man or that man. Then he began to scent a conspiracy against the party. But tn what did the conspiracy consist./. In noth? ing more ihan an effort to get the party away from Irrevocable commitment to Mr. Bry?n's personal fortunes and fanta? sies. This man or that man, said he, is a," traitor to Democracy. When you came to analyze the assqned treason you al? ways found that the head and front or offending had no more extent than that tho occused doubted the Infallibility and impeccability of Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan occasionally discussed poli? cies, but constantly ho devoted himself more strenuously to the disparagement and discrediting of those whom he con? ceived hostile to his continuance In what promised to become'a Democratic dicta? torship, He saw.all the forceB of evil centering themselves to the effort of de? posing him. He discredited every honest purpose expressed by every man in-nis party who differed with him. The orator became a.snecrer. There was no good In the world that he did not represent, and an alienist-might, well- have said that he suffered from delusions of persecution complicated with pronounced symptoms of megalomania. Synchronously with a" this came into view, cortnln proofs that there' was going on a marked degenera? tion of fiber In Mr. Bryan. Once the coun? try could not bellevo that Mr. Bryan -could proclaim In New'York. ' G?eat Is Crokor," but the country was quite un? surprised when It learned that Mr. Bryan was allying himself with forces nntag-? onlstlc to both tho parly and the people. Mr. Bryan does, not love the men with whom he Is consorting, unless Mr. Bryan has gone wholly strabismic, but he bates Judgo Parker and Grover Cleveland and everybody who denies Bryan himself as a polltlpal god. , , ,, ..? Again we see Mr, Bryan treading the "primrose path of dalliance" with Mr Gorman, of Maryland.' He Is tricking It with .tho master trickster. Eight years ago It had been blasphemy to mention Bryan and Gorman in the same breath. It Is said that Mr. Bryan la still friendly to Senator Stone of Missouri, yet If Mr. Bryan bo what he was some years since, and If Senator Stone he a tithe of what his published record shows, him to W, then Mr. Bryan has indeed gone swift y down the declivity from statesman to petty politician. ? . . A , ?, ... Mr, 13ryan Is In St. Lou Is to-day in the role of a more "peanutty" politician than he pictures David B, 'Hill to be, He Is lining up and lined up, with all the people who arq holding off frpm declaring them selves until they can be assured of some? thing for ' themselves. He s trying to consolidate against the only organized sentiment of tho gathering here the dele. gallon* that are playing tor position, ??. Mr, Bryan, who was once so far above nnd beyond petty politics that he was called a dreamer. Is now Jho hopes of tho potty politicians no less than thoy aro his hope. He speaks his olden language of devotion to people and party, but his actions indjcate only devotion ,to his own Interests and nn almost" Insane.desire for vengeance upon those who doubt nun, Mr. Bryan .wants to beat Judge Parker at all hazards, and the end; appears to justify the means. To that end Mr, Bryan seems 'ready to maker&ny alliance, Sucli, readiness proclaims In ..Mr.' Bryan one or two things, either that he is mentally unbalanced by the prospect .pi. hm own elimination, or that lie has reached such a stage of retrogression from his former exalted purposes that he car.ea. nothing for tho moral and spiritual disintegration Implied In his present apparent .ulluince with forces ho would, have scorned a few years hack. " ? Mr. Bryan's present attitude is one op? posed to a construcjve Democracy,. He 'stands in the way of a united party. Ho Is In opposition to a-majority w|ioso de. .liberation and* experience of eight years havo convinced it that the party will fare better by conforming to the will of the people than by submitting to the purposes ,of quo man. Mr. Bryan ?s working; if ho is working with any purpose at all. alontfi lines which. If successful, can only mean-' the perpetuation of those Republican poll- ] ? clesthe confess to deem abhorrent to fruo Americanism and civilisation In general, i Mr.- Bryan has apparently allowed himself j to drift from Idealism into a practicality '. of selfish Interest. He has ceased to bo tho i big man he-was. nolely through his Inabil? ity to get away from himself.? Mr. Bryan in still a. prcat national character?tout some? what in the fcnme pathetic way. that Coleridge appeared to the loving Ella, as "an archanjcl a little. damaged."-tSt. . Louis Post-Dispatch of July 5th. ? ""-* -T* Personal and General. The youngest member of the'Democratic National; Committee Is B. A: Blllups,"'of Oklahoma. He is only twenty-four years old, . Washington A. Roebllng, of Tront6n, has given JIO.OOQ to the fund to establish new buildings for the Rensselaer Poly? technic Institute, of Troy,; N. Y., de? stroyed by fire recently. Dr. John Steele Sweeney. Jr., of CJil oago, is to be sent to Europe by the Iro? quois Theatre Memorial Hospital to In? vestigate the emergency hospitals of Don don, Paris and Vienna. He will sail July Hth. Hampton Winston,, tho nlnoteen-year old son of F. S. Winston, of the Chicago nnd Alton Railroad, will put on overalls and a flannershirt to-morrow and goto work as a machinist's apprentice In tht shops of the road in Bloomlngton, 111, The 250th anniversary of tho com? ing of Father Lo Moyne, the Jesuit mis? sionary, to Onondaga county, N. Y., will be celebrated In nn elaborate manner at Pompey Hill on August 16th. This will be the first public recognition- of Father Do Moyne's .services and memory in, that section. ? -. -.', N Physicians Meet To-night. The Richmond Academy of Medicine and Surgery will meet this evening at 8:30 o'clock at'the T. P, A. building. Speakers will bo Drs.\Stuart McGulre. D. C, Boshor and J. W. Henson. X STIEFF Warerooms ? will be interesting to those who contomplttto tho pur? chase of ivPlnno, '-. 'A number of used pianos on hand? - ?>.?: Uprights; $160, $175, $200, '#o. ' Squaros: f36, $[M, *50 ami ? a STIEFF, 307 E, Broad. J. E, DUISPAR, Algrv pianos Tuned. ?