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VERMONT WATCJ0MAN & STATE JOCIINAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1000. WKDNK3DAY, JULY 18, W00. AflTHUR ROPBB, Qonorat Editor. Appcnla to Farmors Tho St. Albans Messenger can hardly bo clasaod as a supporter, inuch Icbs a partiaan, of oithor Dillingham or Grout in tho sonatorial canvasB. If tlio papor has auy parllcular frlondahlp for cithot of tbeBO candidatos it bas Buccoodod fairly woll in avoiuing any public cx pression of a proforenco. In a roccnt oditorlal articlo entitlod "Appoala to tho Farinors," tho Messenger portlnont ly Bays: Ien't it protty nearly tluio to let up on thoae appoala to tho farmors in tho lntotoat of tho varioaa candldatea (or tho Unltod Btatea Senato? Dooa any tnan or nowapa- pur protonil to say that any ono ot tho four candldatos ls moro Intoroated in tho welfaro of tho farmors than tho othor throo? Doea any uian or nowapaper nndertake to mako pooplo belleve that tho avorago Bolf-respoct ing cltizen ot thls Btate, or ol any Stato, ia not intoroated aa ruuch in tbo farmer's wol (are aa in that ot any othor clasa of hls (ol low tnen? And why ehoald lore (or tho (armer bosoloctod aa the crlterion by whioh to teat the morita ol candldatos? Are tboro not plonty of othor men in other calllngs? Ia all logialation morely in tho intorest oi tho (armor, or ia it (or the wholo pooplo, ro gardloss of thetr calllng? Tho Messenger holds "thia 'farmor'a candidato'buBinoaa" aB"choap," "dem. ngogic," "an msuit to mo larniers in tolligenco." Tho farmor "ia a part of tho warp and woof of tho national tox turo, not a fringe." The Messenger says furthor: "All the endoavors of politlciana to erect tho farmora lnto a diatinctivo clasa in tho coinmunlty, to draw linaglnary lines around thom, to 111 thelr oara wlth appoala to clasa projadlce and crafty insinuationa of beuoflt or injariea to thelr peculiar calling and the men who (ollow it, wlll roaot in tline. Tho (armer ia too clevor to be caught wlth that kind ot chatt. Ile ia a part o( tho great bus' incaa lifo ot the nation, a representativo ot ita commerclal and lndustrlal fibre.and bo ia ontitled to aharo in the respact and confl dence that are accordod othor claasea and not to be alnglod ont aa a legltlmato prey of polltical green gooda men." i'robably tho Messenger s statoment of the farmorB' atandlng in the body politic will rcceivo no strongor approv ol Irom any class of citizBns than from tho farmera themsolvoa. Tho contom- porary'a worda are a well meritod re- buko to tboae men and nowspapers of tho State who have been frantically proclaiming General Grout na "tho farmor's candidato," miBreprcaenting tho facts of hia rocord as a legialator In tho farmer'a bohalf, and garbling and falaifying that of his opponenta who havo notpoaed as the solo guardiau of tho farmer and champion of hla rigbts and intereBts, but who have, novorthe leas.been alwaya his judicious and moBt holpful frionda whon quostlonB diroctly affccting hia welfare have ariaeu in tho Logialaturo or olsewhero. .Thoao "domagogic appeals" in Grinn,'8 Donalf bavo not beon made to tho fa."mor ntotie. They have alao boen flung out to catch tho Boldior's vote. A leliC1 itnpreBaion haa been convoyed andsedu.'lou8lycultivale1 tunt Gonoral Grout iB the imo mover and aolo champion of all legu,,ation enact ed or undortakou, in the nalioa n Con groBa for tho protection of t&td1 pro ducta from diahonest compotition; bo the old soldicr is made to boliove that Gejaeral Grout ia hia only friend nt 'court in the mattor of ponaionB, or oth or thingB in which the aoldier is diroct ly interestod. Every old aoldier in tho Stato is givon to underatand that his penBlon ia a bonofaction from Genoral Grout, not hiB country'a bounty for dls abilitioa coutractcd in ita defonao in time of war,and if Genoral Grout ahould not bo aont back to Congroaa thiB boun ty would ceaso. Thoro is no diapoaition to abato ono jot or tittle from General Grout'a juBt claim to sorvicea performed for tbo farmor or tho soldior. Tho protoat is against elovating the interoat of ono class abovo that of anothor, which tbo Messenger haa bo forclbly mado; the proteat, furthor, ia against tho groaa exaggeration, tho undue magnifying of serviccs, tbo miBroproBentation, tho falBO claima, all for polltical offect. The farmers of Vermont, the old boI diera of Vormont, will Btill havo pow- erful and efflciont advocatea at Wash ington if Genoral Grout Bhall dopart from tbo national capital. It ib, iu dood, not only poaoiblo, but highly nrobable. that the champlonshlp of m tbeir intorosta thore may be strength oned by chango. W. P. Dillingham in partlcular, is of tbo peoplo, and for all tho pooplo, whcthor farmors, or soldiora, or mo' cbanics,or granlto workers, or mer chants, ormanufacturors,or ofany othor claas or condltion of pooplo. Ho would go to Washington aa tboir roprosonta tivo in tho boat and highoBt slgnifl canco of that ofllco. Timo would spoed ily famlliarizo bim with mattors of moro form and procoduro; timo cannot eupply to any man tho ossoutial pro requlaitosin Mr. Dllllngham's strong and variod natlvo oquipmont for usoful and efflciont sorvico, in tho minor mattora of a roprosontativo of tho noonlo aa woll aa tho major affairs of Btatosmanahlp. He ia a man of tact ntldress andgracioua bcarlug, and IbcBo qualltioa would be an "opou BOBame" to U Washington ofllcialdom. No Vor montor of auy clasB, having a jusl causo or a rcasouablo rcqucst to uiako of tho govornmont, and wantiug a persuasivo friond or advocato at court, nced fear tbat hia polition in tho bands of Mr. Dllllughatn would fall to reach tho innor rcccaa of any deparlinent by tho specd- ieat and moBt dircct routo, and rccolvu duo aud rcspcctful and prompt consid- eralion. Of all tho cuudidatca for tbo sonatorahip, Mr. Dillingham 1b tho man wbo would bo flrat choaon by itB rcprcBoutatlvo as tho champion aud advocato ot an honcst claim, or a just cauao, or auy mattor requlriug for ita auccoasful managemont wisdotn,powor fldelity aud all tho clomonts of a re Bourccful aud tirclees advocacy. Mr. Koss' Cnudidncy. Tho 1'lucniv of Braitloboro wrote Hon. Jonathan Rosa a lotter roapect ing hia caudidacy for tbo olHce of Son' ator. and Mr. lloas roplied at Bomc longth. Tho Phxnix bas takon somo unncccssary Bpaco and pains to devol- op Mr. Robs1 position in the Bcnatorial conteat which ia now acitating the State. Tho Cakdonian and otber pa per8 had mado it quito clear that Mr, Iloss is an impassivo candidatc for tho romaindcr of tho torm for which Mr. Morrill waa choaon in 1890, and whicb will end March 4. 1003. This was publicly atated soon after Mr. Il08s' appointraont to the Sonate, and haa been ono of tho woll undoratood inci denta of tho cauvass. It has oulered into all tho calculntious respccting the choico of a Sonator. It waa tho con- spicuous fcature in tho olcction of dol cgatoa to tho Caledonia county conven' tiou, and particularlv in the contoat in Bt. Johnabury. Tho circumatancoa of Senator Ro3a' candidaturo were quito as wcll undoratood as were thoao of Mr. Dillingham'B or Gonoral Grout's or Mr. Frouty's. Tho claim has beon made in bobalf of Mr. R03S, which ho reviows, that whonovor a citizon has boen appointed to supply a vacancy in tho Senato occa sioned by death or reaignation, the LegiBlaturo haa elected the Govornor's appointeo to flll out tho unoxpirod term. Whatover tho precedentB might provo to bo when each appointment is examined in the light of contompo raneoua circumstancos, thc ponding case is ao exceptional aa to be practi cally without or outaide ot precedent. Mr. Morrill wus rotaiued in aorvico longer than any of his predecoaaora, boyond tho yoara of hia capacity for ac tivo labore, aa a rccognition of oxcep tionally important and valuable work he had dono in the prime and maturity of his mental o.nd phyaical powore. It waa a well oarnod diatinction, gladly and graciously conferred by his Stato. Tho noccssity for flnding and appointing a succcssor to Mr. Morrill was not a sudden omorgency. It had been ponding for somo years and was a matter that had long porvaded Stato politics, though deferenco to tho living had kept it out of public diBcuasiou. Two distinct candidacioa had dovelop ed, thoso of Dillingham and Grout, and when Mr. Morrill diod theso had at tainod such an advancod dogree of ma turity that the popular preferenco roally hung between thoae two men. Stren- uous efforts were mado to aecuro the appointment of tho ono or tho otber. Governor Smitu decided not to foro stall tbo action oftho pooplo by the ppointment of eithor. In thia matter be preforrod not to couatituto himaelf an electoral collogo.'.He did not aud it waa not bccoming or nocoaaary tbat ho should publicly and in oxpress torms say, "I will appoint a third person, and the peoplo thomselvos aball docido be tween Dillingham and Grout," but tbat was tho woll undoratood intont of the executivo action; and it was with equal deflnitonoaa underatood that tho deci eion ho resorved for tho peoplo would como in tho ponding canvass and tho clcctions tbat will follow in Soptombor and October. Judgo Ross was appoint ed as a makeahift. Thia is the aimplo fact of tbo matter, but no one is qucs tioning tho wisdom and proprioty of tho Govornor's courso in tho dilemma in which ho was placcd in January, 1890. tTnder ordlnary circumBtances prec- odont might bo cited and obsorved in tho mattor of Mr. Morrill'a unox- pired torm. But tho circumBtances, in Vormont or in tbo Unitod Statos Sen- ate, are not ordinary. Tho moat uso ful prccodenta ot tho Stato in tho mat ter of appointment bavo not boen fol lowed hlthorto in thia caao. Governor Paul Dillingham appointed Goorgo P. Edmunda to the vacancy mado by tho death of Sonator Footo becauao ho had detormlnod not to namo a makoBhift, aa ho was urgod to uo. Tho canvass for tho Bouatorship bas boon goitig on in tho Stato for yoars. Tho oloctlon has cloarly been botwoen Dillingham and Grout. It is dcBlrablo that tho choico bo mado now. and not continuo for two yoars longor tho subject of agita tion. It 1b not usoful or deairablo for Ver mont to mako anothor Bhift in the Sen ato of tho Unlted Statos in 1003. It is in the blghost dogroo Important that tbo man wbo Bhall bo cbosen Sonator by tho next Loglslaturo shall bo givon tho roasonablo pormauoncy of tonuro of tho ofllco that dualh or dlsabillty alono cau inlorrupt. Tho great quea- lious boforo Congroas forbid frcqitout or unucccosBary chango in tho mom- borship of Ita dcllborative brancb. It is wiacr, alao, tbat thu man whoso qual lilcatlons shall iuatify his olcciion to the hlgh ofllco Bhall bo tho ono who ls In tho prime ot physical and montal tnanhood. Thoso considorations all point con- cluaivoly to tho wiadom and proprioty of aottllug thia sonatorial conteat now, nnd for tho next twenty years. Tho man to whom IheBo consldcraliona have been pointlng, with a couclualve noas that baa now boon Bustained in the prlmarios by tho vordlct of tho only representativo body in Vormont's po litical system, tho county, is Wllllam P. Dillingham. Of tho thirty Senatora, the only mombora of the Legislaturo choaon on tho basis of populotion, Mr. Dillingham ia aaaured the votes of nine- toon, or ncarly two-thirda. In on over wholming majorlty it haa been made clear that tho peoplo aro in favor of seltling thia long-pending aenatorial queation now, by tho ulectiou of Mr, Dillincham to succecd Mr. Morrill in 1000, and to succecd bimaelf iu 1003. Tho Laudinnrk L'xplnlus. "Genoral Grout's S500 Landmark," as a llopublican ncar tho locality of tho papor's publication signiflcantly slyles it, makca a cowardly attack on Roland 12. btovcna of Hartford, for tbo oxpo- suro of tbo manipulation by General Grout of censuB appolntmonta in this Stato in tho intcrcst of his Sonatorial aBpiratiouB, aud thon refuscs to print Mr. Stevens' roply. Tho Landmark adda nothing new to tho facts in tho case and denlea noth ing, but porverta, diatorta and falsiflcs tho plain, aimplo etory of General Grout, employing his 500 agont to that end, intorfering to sccuro, in hia own intorost, tho- cancoling of Supervisor Gates' appointmonts and tho substitU' tiontherefor of men who "in roturn for tbo favor" would work for tbeir patrons intorest in tho locality of thoir ofllcial dutleB. The point tho Landmark soeka to es tabllBh ia that "Stevens' teat schedules wcrc not as good as his competltors. Ia thia a fact or is it moro protonae? Stevoua is a graduato of Dartmouth college; ho waa, after his graduation an inatructor in and thon prlncipal of Hanovor high achool; ho has read law in tho ofuco of ex-Governor Pingreo at Hartford, waa thon a law student there and haa Btudied in the law achool of Col- umbia colloge in the cityof Now York; ho haa had cxpcrionce in varicd affairs and is, as his letters to this paper have shown, a proflciont in the art of writing tho EngliBh language correctly and for- cibly, in ascortaining facts wlth preci8 ion and stating thom cleariy and cor rectly. Wheolor, tho "compotitor" and the matter iB mentioned not in tho way of roproach is a man of little edu cation and limitod oxporicnco tbat would qualify bim for tho duties of censua onumerator, or any other buei noBB requiring trained faculties. Super visor Gates proferred Stevens to Wheclor, as nine bundrcd and ninoty nino practical men of affairs out of a thousand or indeed the full thousand would bave preferrod him for a sim- Har servico of their own. It would bo intoreating to havo thoso teet schedulea publiBhcd. If civil ocr- vice examinations ara roally rosponai blo for such freaks aa tbo Landmark ul- lcgoa in this particular instance the opponents of this "roform" will derive a now argumont against thia raannor of selecting efficiout public eorvants. But Supervisor Gates' teatimony ls that the ' schedules woro all rigbt, that Stevens showodthohlgher dogroeof morit and tho supervisor had no motive or object for departingf rom tho evidonco tho scbe-. dulos furnlsbod. It was only whon Gon- eral Grout and hia "500 Landmark" in-, torfored and they had o cloarly deflned motivo for thoir intorferenco that tho pretenco of an unfavorablo oxhibit of tbo teat schedules was eot up, tho ap pointment of Stovons cancollod and Wheolor put in his placo. It ia a clear caao of proatituting tho public sevice to furthor Genoral Grout's ambition and purpoao to go to tho Unltod Statea Sen ato, whotber or not the pooplo want him for Senator. Tho genoral and his nowapaper agonts may bo ablo to mako or unmako consus onumorators, but all their subterfugcs and donials do not, and cannot, olter tho plain facta in this caao. Induslry Under Itopnblicau Ailmluis. tratlou. The wido differonco in iuduBtrial con- ditiouB undor Domocratlc and under Ropublican policloB is strikingly Bhown in tho followlng statiaticB, compilod by tho Ropublican national committoo. Blanka wero aont to tho mombora of the National Asaociation of Manufac turors askiug for information as to tho numbor of men they had omployod in oach yoar from 1800 to 1800 lncluslvo, as woll as tho total amount of wagoB paid during tho samo years. Thore were 200 roplios. Thoao show ed a stoady incroaBo In tho numbor ot baudB omployod In the 200 foctorlps un tll tho yoar 1893. Thoro ;waa an immo diate drop of 10,000 men In 1891, whon thoy omployod 00,483 men. But In 1807 thoy omployod 109,000; lu 1808, 131,428 raou, and last ycar 174,015 men. In ehort, tho numbor of wagc oarnorB employed by thoao samo 200 faclorios incrcascd from 00,483 mon in 1804 to 174,045 last yoar almoat doubled. But tho contrast ia oven moro strlk- ing when npplled to tho amount of wbhob paid, as shown by tbo followlng tablo: 1800 845,149,081 1891 49,870,858 1892 C3.G19.418 18U3 48,9(30,250 1891 40,803,800 1895 52,851,317 1890 53,209,420 1897 51,412,774 1898 02,247,940 1899 78,835,009 Tho amount of wagcs paid incrcascd atcadily under tho McKinley tariif from 1800 to 1802 Thon there was a drop in 1893 and another drop in 1891 undor tho operation of the Wilsou-Gormau monstroaity. During tho next two yoara, undor tho Inlluenco of aweoplng Ropublican majoritics in State and con gressional olcctionB, wagcs pickcd up but it waa not untll 1897, undor tho Dingloy tarlff, that theso samo rnanu facturers woro paying out as much raonoy in wages aa tney nau paiu in. 1892. Between 1804 and 1899, the two huu dred manufacturers had lncrca9ed thoir pay rolla by upwards of S38,000,000. In fact, the amount of wages which they distributcd last year was almost doublo what they paid out in 1894. Apply this to tho wholo country and ono can rc- alizo whatbeneflt "opeuing tho mills" has beon to American wage-earnors and to thoso wbo fccd and clotho thom. The "paramount l8sue" in tho pend ing convasa pertaina to thc continuanco of theae prosporoua conditions, by ad' horing to Ropublican policiea, both oconomic and financial. Democratic froe trado and PopuliBtic 10 to 1 theor icB in flnanco can havo no inlluenco with laboring and buainess mon who havo painful momorics of the hard times from 1803 to 1800 oxcept to sot their faces liko a flint againat the plat form and candidatce whoso triumph in tho Novomber election would roatoro tho diaastrous conditions of thoao years As to Wisdoui aud Yirluc. The Free Press says Senator Ross ia not quito accurate whon ho says tbat "the State legislatora are assumed by the State Constitution to be men moBt noted for wiadom and virtue." The contcmporary afllrms that this constl tutional requircmcnt pcrtains to mcm bers of the Houbo of RopreaentativcB that "thore is no such rcquiremont for tho Senato.'7 Tho contcmporary is not engagod in oxcoedingly woighty busl ncBB in making thia quibblo. Tho Conatitution, Scc. 2, originally vested "the aupremo legialative power iu a Houae of RepreaentativeB."' That wa9 the LegiBlaturo, its members were the "logiBlators." Sec. 8 requlred tbat tbo members of this Houao of Repre sentativos tho lcgislators "ehall con Blst cf porsons moat noted for wisdom and virtuo." Whon in later years the Sonate was croatcd tho rcquiromont re spccting tbe cbaractor of tho lcgislators was not changod. It still stood in all its original force and impresBivonoss. It would be interesting to know by what mcthod of constitutional constrnc tion tho Free Press 'gets tho Sonators out from undor that original require ment. Pilate and Herod were made frionds in a cerlain causo, and the two coleb britios of Orange county who fairly typify thoae ancient worthiea recull tho allianco. One of tbo twain occupies aomo tWo columna of tho Groton Timcs in celebraling thelr acbievement in crucifying public opiuion in Orango county convention. Tho facts and truth of tho Watcumah's publicatlons of tho Bontimcnt und fooling in Orango county aroased there by the "barter" and doalB eeom to have pierced ovon the tough hido of one of tho leading negotiators, who ploads tbat "nono of us aro angles," though tho prococdingo of the gang aro both oxcoedingly angu lar and vory crookod. Tho Btatemonls In tho WArciiMAN reapecting the Or ango county convontion wero mado by citizons of Orange county whoeo words, wltbj ropulablo, pooplo, must "o'er welgb a wholo theator full" of such mon aa undortako to dony thom. Secrotary Root, who is deeply iutor eatod in tho f uturo of Cuba, says on the subjoct: "My own exporionco in Cuba leads mo to boliove tbat tho dosire tor Indopondonco is both strong and gen oral among tho pooplo. I do not think thoy want annoxation, ovon Bupposing tbat wo want thom. Undor tho Con grcBBlonal doclaration, we aro In honor bound to givo thom indopondonco flret. It, Dubaoquontly, thoy wiah auuox allon, that ls a matter for thom to do tormino. But it Bhould bo dotormlnod whon thoy aro in a position absolutoly indepondont ot us. Evon thon it ia a caao whoro it takos two to mako a bar galn." Gonoral Wood ls In Washing ton to cousult with Secretary Root about tho prclltuluorics for tho Cuban conBtilulional conveution, aoon to bo held. Porcign govornmorita pay to thelr morchaut ships ovor 820,000,000 in Bubaldiea and bountioB, and aa a rosult theso foroign shipa monopollzo tho carrying of 02 por cout of our foroign commorco aud draw from tho Unlted Statos 200,000,000 a yoar In paymont. Ropubllcana proposo to romody this by Bubaldizlng Amoricati ships to com- pelo with tho subaidizod foroignors. But this tbo Domocrats opposo, having nothing to proposo m Its Btoad but tho purcha9o of foroign (chlefly Britiah) ships with which to build up on Amer- ic in morchanl maritso. Mr. DaWeston, a wcll known Ken tuckiau, recently In Washington, sald of politics in that Stato: "Tho Domo crats will not carry Kontucky thia yoar. 1 votod for Bryan four ycarB ago, but havo Been tho mlstako and am wllllng to admlt It. Tho Goobol law was a dis graccful moasuro, and Mr. Bryan camo to our Stato Biipporting it and ita ad herents. Ho will flnd that his attltudo in that campaign has lost bim many of of tho votcs that otherwiae might havo been his. You cau placo Kontucky among tbo Ropublican Statos this year, Tho horrors of tho "Black IIolo" of Calcutta, a century and a half ngo, and of the Fronch Revolution, a century ago, during tho "Reign of Tcrror" in Paris, scom to bo ropoated with ton fold alrocity in tbe Chineso capital. Tho lack of trustworthy intelligenco from Pekin is moro algniflcant of bar barities fo be rolated than tho gory rumors tho thouaand tongued vixen ia winging over the oarth. tYiudlinm Solld for Dillluglinm. Dllllngbam papera aro pointlng to the vote in the Windham county Re publican convontion, 03 to 12, laat weok aa ovidenco of tho Bentimont of tho peoplo on tho sonatorial qucstion and proof that Grout will bo disap pointed in his calculationB to win by aid of representatives of tho amall townB. But this is a case whore our Dillingham iriouds claim too little. As a matter of fact thoro was not a vote for Grout in tho convontion that was known to voico tho feeling of the peoplo roprcsented, and practically all tbat ho got woro known not to. Tho vote was a standing ono, and tho Grout delegatea wero a fow from Bel lows Fnlls, substitutOB for delegates that had been elected on tickots a por tion of which at best were headcd, 'For Senator, Wm. P. Dillingham," from Westminiater and Vernon whore caucus oxpressiona had boen takcn af ter tbe delegates were elected and were overwholmingly for Dillingham, and Stratton whore there was only ono man piesent at the caucuB. TYhatever Gen oral Grout'a dcsorta may bo tho fact ia that thero ia very little support for bim in thia county, and if tho isauo waa made, it ia probably aafe to say tbat the county voto wonld be aolid, in both House and Senato, against him. Brat tleboro Reformor. Mnson S. Stoue. Tho American Institi'to of Instruc tion, of which Hon. Mason S. Stono, Vormont Buperintendcnt of education, is prcsident, is holdlng its annual meet ing in Halifax, N. S. Writing of the opening meeting in that city, a Halifax paper pays Mr. Stono this bigh compli mont: "To pase over tho wolcoming worda of our localspeakers, hls graco thoarch bishop, tho attornoy-goncral, tho mayor, and tho United Statcs consul-gonoral, the observotions that floweri from our visitors who wero choaon to rcapond woro indeed fine. Tho prcsident, Hon. Mason S. Stono, in tho flrat addreas, aa serted and demonBtratod a broad-mind-edncsB, an olevation of idea and intont, an earnestneBs of whicb tho Instituto was an embodiment, that impresaod every hcarer with the idea thut tbe sub ject waa ono that was worthy of tho bighest tbought that the mind could posslbly bring ao boar upon it. It is evidently no troublo to speak when you aro cnamorod wlth your subjoct, no matter whother it bo love or ecionce; and Mr. Stone'a subjoct was oducation as it fltted for tho dutios of lifo, liborty, and tbo pursuit of happineBS, and not a word that foll from hiB lips but was im presaivo along tbat lino." Slleuco 1'rofouud. Tho Montpelier Argus doea not ap pear to bo anxious to oxpress its odi torlal opinion of tho Democratic na tional ticket or platform. It is, bow evor, loyal to tho party still, and is using tho bost and tho atrongcst argu monts that can bo advancod by a Dem ocrat of today profound and prayorful ailonco. St. Albans Messongor. To tho Ilills. Sinco Oom Paul occaaionally quotod Scripturo to a purposo, it might not be amiaa for tho Democratic brothren to turn to tho 121st psalm and read tho flrat veiso: "I will lift up mlno eyea unto the Hills, from whcnco cometb my holp." Baltimore Amorican. A Qucor Illnl, Many curloua doluaions aud illuBions were oxhibited atKauBas City, and not tho loast curious of thcm was tho no tlon, manifcatod when Mr. Towno's namo was mentioned, bycrios of "Thia (8 not a Populiat convontion." Thon what waa itr Tho Domocrat stuffod full of Populiat dootrine. but still Btruttlng about and squawking tbat bo is a Domocrat, is a quoor blrd. -Now York 8un. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure "Dlocsts what you cat." IN C1UXA. Suanouai, July 14. 1'rinco ShonK, dircctor ot tclcgrapbB, has commuril catod a mcBBago to tho counscla an- nounclng tho murdor of forclgnora in rokin anu laving tno blamo on tho untl-forolgn genoral, Tung Fuh Siang. Tho mcssago saye Tung was onragcd at tho uofouso mauo ny tno iiritisu lo gation and ordorod tho heavy guus to flro, domolishing tbo lcgalion and sot- ting tno ruiUB oiiame. xno rcsuit was the annlhilation of tbo forclgnora. LONDON. Julv 14. A atory ib print- od in Paris to tho offect that tho Rua sian mlnistor to China. M. Dogiors, has beon boiled to death. Tnis revivos tuo story recentlv curront in Germany, tnougn scautny printcu, tnai uaron Von Kettle sutlcred namoloas torturcs beforo his death. Tho Paris roport ls accompaniod bv an olaborato doscrip tion of tho rocoipt of tho nows of M. Denior's death by tho czar. Paris nowspapers rcport that Ll Hung Chang has advised tho authoritios that sovcral Boxor emissarios aro in Paris for tho purposo of assasBinuting tho Chineso ministor to Franco. It ia prcaumod tho Boxors aro in other capitals on similar missions. London, July 10. A Shanghai dis patch says sovou thouaand alllcd troopa attempted to slorm the walls of Toiu Tsin on July 13. Tho attrck began at dayllghtond at tho timoof sonding tUis dlapatcb ita succoss was doubtful. Tho Americana, includiuc thoNinth Iufant ry, havo already loat about ono-iourtb ttioir torce in killcd and wounded. uol Emorson H, Llscom ia roportcd mor- taiiy wouiidca. 2ir.j0r itcgan and Cap tains Buckmlllcr, Wilcox and Noycs cro amone tho wounded. The marlno loaaos iucludo Captain Davis killcd and Butlor. Lombard and othors wounded. Wasuinqton. Julv 10. Admlral Remoy cables from CheFoo under dato of July 10 to the bureau of navlgation as follows: "It is reportcd that tho alliod forcos attackod tho nativo city tho morning of July 13. The Russians woro on tho right with tho United Statos Ninth in fantry and marinos on tho lcft. Tho losses of the allied forces is largo. Tbat ot tno KUBBiana ia ovor luu, mciuuing an artillery colonol; of tho Americana ovor tmrty, uriuan over torty. japa noso. flftv-cicht, including a colonol and the Fronch, twenty-flvo. Colonel Liscom of tho Ninth infantry waa killed.alao Captain Davis of the marino corpa. Captain Lomloy und Lieutcn- anta liutlor and Leonard aro wounaea, At Boven in tho ovcniug tbo allied at tack on tho native city was rcpulsed with great loss. The roturns aro yot mcomplote and the details aro not con urmed. London, July 10. An ofllcial dis patch from Ticn Tsln dated July 11 says the onemy tnat morning deter minedly attackod the garrison at tho railway station, composcd of 100 each of Britiah, Fronch and Japaneao troopa. The Chineae wero repulaed after four hours of hard flghting. The Chineae loss was 500 killed. Tbo British had throo killed and oight wounded. Tho rencu and Japanese Iobb was considcrably heavior. On July 0 the Chinese heuvily bombardod tho citv from tho right rivor bank but ccaaed firing soon. The bombardmont will be repeatcd today. Tho enemy has placed guna within 300 yords of tbo British and French settlcments and under covor of houses continuo a gall ing fire. Tho British casualties up to tho 7th wero three ofllcers wounded, aeveu men killed, ninoteen wounded, and four missing. Moro guna havo ar rlved so tho alliea hopo to more effoct ually supprosB tho enemy's flro. Their prosont attontion is concentraled on tho artillery duel. London, July 10. Gen. Dorward reports from Tion Tsin under dato of July 10 as follows: "Ycstorday ono thousand Japaneso under General Fokoaima, 500 Britiah, 409 Britiah marincs, 100 Amoricans and 400 Russians, all undor mysolf, at tacked tbe enemy's position to tho sonthwest of tho city wbero , thoir pOBi tiona wore quickly captured. Tho Chineso lost 310 killed. Wo captured four of thoir small guus. The alliea then attackod tho western arsenal which, after a bombardmcnt, waB rush od by the Amoricans and Japaneao. Tho arsenal had boen Uooded by tho Chineso so thoro waa no furthor movo ment in that direction. Tho day's honora rosted with tho Amoricans and Japaneso. Tho Chineso rcgimont act ing a3 escorl to tho gunB was splendid ly surmounting difllcultlos in a Bwampy country. During tho action tho north eastorn batterios boavily sholled tbo British and Fronch settlomentB. Tho British casualtios are one ofllcer wound ed, flvo men killcd and nino woundod. No casualties among tbo Russians or Amoricans. Tho day's ongagemont may rosult in the withdrawal of tho Chineso troopa from Tion Tsin in which caao tno fort in tho city will probably be attackod soon." London, July 17. A special from Shanghai says: "Tho troopa of tho al lied powersin Tion Tsin resumod tho attack on the Chineso walled city on tho morning of July 14. Thoy auc ceedod in making a broach in tbo walls and captured all tbo forts. The Chi neso wero complotely routod, tho allioB takiug poBBcssion of thu nativo city and its dcfenses. Tho total Iobbcs among tho alliea on Thuraday, Friday and Sat urday woro about 600 mon, tbo heaviest Iobsob boing among tho Russians and Japanese." When tho corrcspondont loft tho Amoricans wero lying In a plain bo tweon tho wall and tho river undor an onfllading and dlrect flro. It was equally dlfllcult to advanco or rotiro. The cor respondeut countod 300 wounded mon of all nationalittcB. Washington, July 17. Admiral Remoy's dcspatch conflrmB tho prcsa dospatchos thiB morning that tho bat tlo rosultod in a victory for tbo nlllos inetead of a ropulso aa roportcd ycs torday.' This la regardod as an import ant 8UCC0BB, for tho capturo of Teln Tsin is cBScntiai to furthor plana of tbo allioa In tho march on Pekin. Toin Taln affordB a baso of opcratious and tho moral offect of dofoat iulllctod on thoCblnoso ontroncbed as thoy woro bohind fortiflod walls is oxpoctod to as siet tbo futuro movemonta of tho allied forcoa. Tho victory haa, howovor, boon guinod at a tromondous cost. Whllo tho proBB despatchoB yostordoy indicat od losses to tho allioa of tweuty flvo por cont, Admlral Romoy roports tho to tal lossca aro 725, which reducoa thia .0 nbout soventocn por cont, Evon thia is n vory largo proportion. Washington, July 17. Tho fol lowlng dlapatch was recolvcd by the burcau of navigatiou thia mornine: Cho Foo, July 17. Today I hono to got tho woundod from Tien Tsin oither in hospituls at Taku or aboard tho Solaco. Communication ls vory un cortaln. Tho followlng casualties aro opparontly conflrmcd: Marincs, Capt. Davis killed, Capt, Lemly and Lieute. Butlor and Leonard woundod; army, uoionoi liiscum kuicu, xuojors xtogan and Loc, Capts. Noyos, Browstor and Bookmillor, Llouls. Naylor, Lawton, iiammonu anti waldron wounueu. Tho total killed and wounded aro re ported at 77C. Tho Rassiaus and Jap aneso loBt boavily. Our total loss 1b roporieu 210, anout 40 of whom aro ma rineB, but tho numbor la belioved cxag goratcd. I havo ofllcer on shoro cspo ciolly to got authentic numbers aud namos wmcn will be promptly tele graphed. Tho city and forts aro now in tho hands of the allioa. Admiral Soymour has roturned to the ilect. Tho ranktng ofllcer here is Admiral AloxiclT at Tion Tsin. Siened. Resiey. London, July 17. Still notbine is known lator from Pckln tban tbe hor rors rcported by the Shanchal cor- rcspondents. It is doubtful now if thoro was any ofllcial ChincBC an- nouncemont Saturday of the maasacro in Pekin. Tho flrst secretary of tho Belgian lcgation at Pekin, now in Shanghai, wires under date of ycstor day (Monday.) "At tho present nio ment Dircctor Sheng has not received conflrmation of tho roportcd maaaacre at Pekin." Sheng waa the ofllcial cred itod in tho proas dispatch with having received such conflrmation. Thus thoro remains a chance that tbe Pekin news ia not true, though the chancea aeom slendor. Washington, July 17. Colonel Em erson Liscum of tho Ninth Infantry, killed at Tion Tsin waa ono of thc moat gallant old civil war voterana atill in the servico. At the outbreak of that war ho volunteercd as a corporal of Company II , First Vermont Infantry. He waa born in Burlington, and was mustered out of the volunteers in Au gust, 1801. Ho immcdiatelyentored the rcgular army aB a private ot tho Twelf th Infantry. Hia promotlon was rapid and ho received hia lirat commission iu tho rcgular army as a second lieutenant in Fobruary, 1803. He waa tranBferred to the Thirtecnth Infantry in 1800, and later becamo captain of tho Twenty flfth. He alao scrvcd in the Nineteenth Infantry aa captain, in tho Twenty second Infantry as major, and in tbo Twenty-fourth as lioutenant colonel. Ho bccamo colonel of the Ninth In fantry, April 25, 1899. The war department had taken noto of his splondid servico and his namo was to have been presented to the next session of Congress for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. After a cabinet meeting lasting all day Monday it was decided that tho United Statos govornmont iB Btill not at war with the govcrnment of China. The big happeninga at Tien Tsin com ing on top of tho storicB of tho last atruggles at Pekin have not affected tho attitudo of the adminiatration on thia point; the United Statea and China are technically at peaco. But thia atatoment should not bo accoptod as indicoting a purposo on tho part of tho United Statea govcrnment to hold its hand in the admfnistration ot swift and adequate punishment upon the Chinese, without regard to atation, who may bo roaponaiblo for the out ragea of tho paat few weoka. It means simply that tho govcrnment of tbo Uuited States fools tbat it can best achieve that purposo by regarding the status offlcially as one of peace. To hold otherwiso would seriously cripple tbe govornmont in its efforts to obtain satisfaction for tho outragos the Amor icaas in China have suffered. Washington, July 17. The State department has just iaaued tho follow lng bulletin: "Tho Chineae miniator inWaahington received today a telegram from Vico roys Lin Kun Yi and Chang Chih Tung, having their rcsidences at Nanki and Weo Chang. and from Sheng, director general of poata and tolographs at Shanghai dated July 10, retranamit'ted by tho Chinese mlniater in London undor dato of July 17. The dispatch readB: 'The utmoat efforts havo beon mado to protcct foroign min istors who wero woll on July 13 (cor respondingin our calonder to July 0). If Teln Tsin city should be dostroyed it will be dilHcult to restoro tbe samo in 100 yearB. Requcat tho powers to pre sorvo it as the conscquences would affoct Chineso and foreign commorco. Li Hung Chang is tranBforred to North China as vicoroy at Chlh-Li. This samo dcspatch has boen sent to other Chlnose miuistors.' " Washington, July 17. Tbo Secre tary of Stato recoivcd a dcspatch from Mr. McWado, consul at Canton, in forming him that Vicoroy Li Hung Chang sailed to-day for Hong Konj. Ho recelvod an odict last night appoint ing him vicoroy at Chik Li and com manding his immediate prosonco thoro. Fears aro entortained at Canton that his absonco may occasion disturbances, Fronch gunboats havo arrived at Can ton. Middlesex. Mrs. Ada Archer vlslted at G. A. Lewis' over Bnnday. Walter Carr and Goorgo Lone of Barre were In town Batnrday and Snnday. F. B. Mlles rotnrned Monday (rotn Barton on hla whool. Oharloa Datton and wlfo of Loavonworth, Kon., are wlth Orlo Datton, hls brotber. Mrs. M. J. Scott waa in Waitsfield a (ew dajH last weok, canvasslng. Mra. O. B. Holden and grandchlldren woro in Montpelier a part ot laat week, vls itlng at J. 15. Qoodenongh's. Mr. and Mrs. L. Whlto vlslted relatlves In WaitsQeld Snndar. Corinth. Jastiu Bargent ot Strafford la vlstttng at Qoorgo IIobor'B. : Dou Bllsa of Koar ney, N. J ia wlth hU (athor, W. N. Bllaa. 1 Mr. and Mra. II. L. Ilanaon liavo beuu tho gnosts of Mra. A. T. Oooke. , Wallaco Ohalmera ol Groton vlslted at Mra. Uolby's on Saturday. : Mr. and Mra. A. B. V. llildreth of Oharloa City. Ia., aro puesta of Mrs. Laura Dloklnaon and lior motuer. Mabel Morae ot Barre ia vls itlng Sasla Oarpeuter.