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VERMONT WATOHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY JULY 14. 1904. fmnont BHnichnum. Thursday, Jnly 14, igo4. AQTHUR ROPES (ieucral Edltor WHAT WAS DONE AT ST, LOUIS. Tho DoniocratB linvo had thoir quadrenuial blowoff of snrplus ora tory. Tho weather was fo hot tlmt houio of tho bcantiful phrases oxpeoted to lmvo beou east at tho uiiBnapootlng publio had to bo put iu type without boing flrst dolivorcd, but tho unex pooted devolopinont of tho oloaing hours of tho couvontlon gavo au oppor tunlty for a display of typioal Domo oratio onthusiasms whioh diflors bnt little from what is uaually known as riotiug. Now that tlio oohoos of tho convontion'a noiay atrifo aro growlng faiutor it is posalblo to consldor calmly what tho dolegatea assouiblod notually did. Thoy pnt n tiokot lu tlio flold Par ker aud Davis. Judgo Parkor is in soino reapoota a strong niau ouo who shonld inake a good voto gettor. In othor respeots ho is a wouk lium to pnt at tlio head o' tho tickot. Ho ib recognizcd as a jurist of ability, thongh not of snch markod ability as to pnt him abovo scorcs of othor jor ists of tho oonutry, Ho is quiet aud uuassumiug, so far aa hus becn bIiowii of Bomul intogrity and oloau personul oharncter. Bnt with that about all of liis strong poiuta havo boun nutnod. Ho has hud no oxporienco iu political affairs. tt is not ovou kuown what hia privatebollefa aro. Iu fact until liis tologram to Shoohan droppod liko a bomb iu thu conventiou thore wns not a singlo thiug ronlly kuown as to liis opinious on political qnestions. That very tolegratu nhowed him to be laoking iu political wisdom. But for tho olovor work of liis frieuds ho might havo split tho party thon and there ou a quostion whioh that party, thongh its dolegatea, liad deoidod liad boeu fnlly aud decaisivoly aus vrored by tho voters in tho last two natioual electious, aud whioh the warring factions hnd deoided to put out of tho way as no longor, by auy possibility, of livo interest. This is but au indication of what uiay Iiappen to tho Domoorats becanse of their ohoico of a candidate formorly un known n tho political world. Tho head of the tiokot is au un knowu quautity ao far as liis ideas on tho groat questions of the day aro oonceruod. His rnnning uiato is oiglity years of age au old nian a former war horfio of tho party, but now so far adranced in years as to precludo activo political effort aud to ruako very improbablo his ability oven to perform the dutioa of presidiug ofll oer of tho Senate, should ho be oloo tod vice-president. Should tho Demo orats by auy ohauco win at the polls this fall.and should uutoward oironm atauces briug him to succeod to tho positiou of Oliiof Executivo of tho Unitod States, ho would bo physically iucapable of performing its duties. So muoh did tho couveutiou do it uominated a qnestiou mark for Prosi dont and a has beou for vico-president. It did more. It adopted a platform whioh for jupgling with issuos has liardly a parallel oven iu tho loug list of juggliug platforms whioh tho party has thrust beforo tho people in paat yoors. It is a lengthy doouiuont and deals with niaiiy snbj -ots, but iu its deolarationa aa to thereally importaut qncstionB beforo the conntry it uiust bo disappointiug to the thinking Deniorrats. Tho platform declaros against trustH aud mouopolios aud sas; "Whouover it shall bo establishod iu auy cinurt of competeut juriBdiotion that suoh 1110 uopolizatiou oxists, such prohihitiou shonld bo euforcod throngh compre lieusivo laws to bo ouaotod on tho sub joct." The ouly suggostious aro that the iuterstate commorco oommission be giveu enlarged powers and that trusts be not pormitted to do buBiuess ontaido tho State wlioro thoy wore or gauized. Both snggeatioua aro of no eifect,inasniuoh as the iutorBtato ootn niorce comuiission uow has power onough, tlio diflloulty ooming in the soourlug of evidonco. Tlio platform is notiocably eilent as to tho Shorman anti-trust law, whioh a Deinocratio admiuiBtratiou deolarod could uot be ouforced bnt whioh Presidout Roobo volt lias shown can bo ouforced. Tlio whole trnst plauk is a conglomoratiou of words whioh it is ovidoutlj hoped tho voters will swallow bnt whioh do not commit tho party to auy conrso whioh wonld eudauger tho iuterests whioh baokod the Parker candldaoy. It ii assertod that this conutry shonld at ouoe promlse to glvo tho Filipinoa their iudopondonoo and shonld set them upou thoir foot, freo to work ont their own destiny. Tho platform does not deny, aud oould not douy, that tho Filipinoa aro boing set npou their feot as faBt as possible. They-now havo what thoy novor liad beforo a voioo in the govornmont of thoir own allaira. If thoy aro to bo sot froo ultimately this conrso of grod ual extension of powers and privilogoa is tho only ouo that could bo safely taken with a viow to their wolfare, As to tho tariff, proteotiou is do uonnood as "a robbery of the many to ourioh the fow." Thoplank is a moro deunuoiatioii of protection roiterntod iu splto of tho faot that ho tvoters havo sovoral tiiuos heard similar stato mouts aud tnrncd from thom as falso. Tho labor plank is a plain straddlo, ondorslug in onoolaoso tho Dobs prop ositiou that "injunotiouB don'tgo," aud iu auothor doolaring iu favor of laws giving labor aud oapitnl irupar tially thoir jnst righta. Ab to tho Panama caual, tho plat form says that whon tho Domoorats aro iutrusted with power they will constrnot it speedily, honostly, and oconomioally, it boing what tho party has always coutondod for. Evidontly tho bittor oppositiou of many of tho Democratio Souators a fow mouths ago to tho program of tho administratlon in this mattor 1b forgotten or else dis areotly put out of sight. As to gold and silvor and sonud monoy, tho platform is sllont and probnbly wisoly so, for it is vory im probablo that tho party conld havo nuited ou auy monoy plauk. Tho Ro publioau sonnd monoy plauk Btauds alone. Tho Deuioorats daro not op poao tho plauk or approvo it. Tho gororumont's propor polioy m to a uavy is alao left withont a word, al though this is a qnestiou of great ltn portauce. . Seuator Tillman is reportcd to have eaid aftor Parker's telegram was ro coived at St. Lonis, "Tlio Doniooratio party can alwa3-s bo relied upon to in ako a Cool of itsolf in a groat emor gouoy. " It looks as thongh tho sonthern Seuator was right for ouco iu his lifo. Bnt Repnblicaus cnuuot afford to fool ovor coufldeut. ' Thoy ought to olect, Roosovolt aud Fair bauks by a ronsiug majority, aud thoy will if thoy got ont aud hustle. They mnst not forgot, however, that thoy havo not a Bryan against thom wlmso very radioalisni wonld insure his defeat, but a caudidato from tho con servativo olass whoao candldaoy is not to bo Bucored at iu spito of tlio little that is kuown about him, They mnst romombor that the party in powor is ou tho dofouslvo.tho Repoblican poud ulnm mays wing back if thoro is lack of otorual vigilauco. Thoy Bhould ro tuembor theso things aud got ont aud do what thoy can for their party. They havp a tioket aud a platform whicli shonld ronso thoir onthusiasm. Roosovolt and Fairbauks aro names to swear by. It is up to Vormout to start tho ball arolling iu September. Start it witn a vim thot will givo courago to Republicaus throughout the conutry. THE EASTERN STRUGGLE. For tho past two woeks tho war iu the East has beeu a secor.dary mattor iu tho publio eyo, white tho eveuts counected with tho natioual couven tious of tho two groat political part ies of this couutry have taken flrst placo Tlio war has boon slowly pro gressicg, howovor, though little of great importanco has boon roportod from tho Bceuo of hostilitios. Thoro havo benu the customary coutradio tory reports abont tho Port Arthur, tho Vladivostok, fleot aud various stories of miuor couflicts ou land . It appoars that Gcnoral Kuropatkin is slowly rotrentiug north. There have beou reports that his retreat had beeu cut off, or was abont to bo ont oif, bnt both statomouts soem to have beeu without fonudation. Another story gavo out that a large division of his army liad boon surrounded an7 wonld havo to Burronder, but that ap pears to havo beou nlfo false. Un donbtedly tho Russian army has boon somewhat prcssod, and withont doubt the movemeut so far south has beoil bitterly rogrotted. Tlio Japaneso have boon dosirous of bringing on a gcnoral ongagement an outcomo that Gouoral Kuropat kin is doing liis best to avoid, for whioh ho may bo illy preparod, or ho may havo othor good ' reaBons for re fnslng battlo. Kuropatkin, it is said, liiis boon hamporod groatly from two sources from St. Potorsbnrg and from tho joalousv of his subordiuatos in tho flold. Ho has douo his best ! undor the oirouuistunces and ho has uudoubted ability, bnt tho haudicap haa boon too groat. Right horo may be noted tho dovel opmeut of tho groatost obstaole in tho way of Ruesian Bnccess tho jeal onsies and dishouesty of the Rnssiau ofllcers. Tlio Rnssiau forces aro divlded aud Bnb-divided by the petty sqnabbles of the oilloors. Qenorals aro jealons of oue another aud eaoh is roady'to do almost auythlng to des troy the staudiug of his brother gener ale with whotn ho should work iu ac cord. With tho regimcntal oilloors it is the samo aud so with the oompany ofllcers, ovou duwn to tho uon-pom-missioned oilloors. Nothiug oould bo moro fatal to the welfaro'of tho army. An army dividod against it Bulf, liko tho houso in tho Snripture, is liablo to fall. Bnt thoro aro evon worso devel opments. A fow days ago despatohos from St. Potorsbnrg told of tho dlB oovory of gross dishonosty in tho army. Military stores, snpposed to have beou kept iu variouB placo s, have beou sold by the ofllcers in ohargo. Amranuitiou, olothing, evon rilles and oannon havo disappearod, In one caso, two hundrod cannou, Btored in an arseual, hnd boon sold to fonndryuiou to bo melted ovor into new ahapes and agaiu sold. Iu this last instance tho guilty oommaudor committod suioldo whon IiIb uilsdoods were bronglt to llght. The actual oondltion of tho nrmy aud tho cotidi tion as flhuwn by roports on fllo at St. Petorsburg havo boon vorv difforont. Tho condition is similar to that of Franoo whon tho Prusslan war was forcnd. It has beou roportod that tho Ozar is so disconraged with tho stato of affairs as now rovoaled to him, that ho oontomplatos giving to tho peoplo a constltntiou that thoy rnay havo a diroot connoction with the govornuiont Ho is said to lmvo faith iu tho Huesian masscs, ovou thongh lia haSjlost faith in liis advisors and tho ohiofs ln his army. Uudor this stato of affairs, tho sioge of Port Arthur has boon pro grossiug, Tho Japauoso linvo not at tomptod a gouoral asaanlt, bnt it is belioved by mlHtary cxports that thoy conld tako tho placo quiokly if tlioy wore wllliiig to pay the prico inblood rather thau to wait tho moro tedions proceeeos of a loug slego. Their in teutious aro in tho dark, aa thoy havo boeu all of tho time. Tho rainy soa bou has begnn and as a resnlt gouoral flold oporationB will probably bo uoarly at a staudstill for about two mouths. This, howovor, will not help Port Arthur, thongh it raay lielp the forces nnder Gouoral Knro pntklii. At the present time the war has not roachod a deoislvo polnt, Ahuost overy action ou land, largo or siii all, has beou iu favor of Japan, ttud on sea the Japauese havo hnd tho best of tho flght. Htill Russia has lost moro iu prestige thau iu nctual strougth, It has beou tlio discovorv of hor iuternal woaknosscs and tho iuohloieuoy aud nnpreparednesa of hor army that havo hurt hor worst. 13XPEUT THE UKEXPEOTED. Saturday forenoon tho Domocratin party was apparontly uuitod once agaiu. Tlio warriug factions liad laid down their weapona, liad uouiinated a caudidato for Prosidont and agreod to snpport him, aud had adopted a platform whioh, if uot wliolly satis- factory to many of tlio delogatos, yet was uot so unaatisf.ictory as to foroo anybody to rejoot it who liad n part iu its coustructiou. It lookod as if tlio Deruooratio party was agaiu coin iug out from tlio damp swamps of ad vorsity at least iuto the half cloared lauds of poacofnl lifo. Bnt a fow honrs moro aud all was tlio wildest confusiou. Apparoutly tho work of tho woek previous had gouo for uanght aud the leadois liad co start at tlio beginuiug agaiu in thoir work. It all oamo about iu this way. D. B. Hill was insistont that tho party platform should dcclaro for souud mouoy iu a way that would snit tho gold staudard people. Bryan was just as iusistont that no snch aplauk Bhould be inserted. Moroovor, ho wantod an iucoine tax plauk. Tne clasli camo bofore tho committee ou resolntions. It resnlted iu a treaty of poaoo boing mado aud tlio oansos of contentiou ro moved by au agreemeut botwoen Hill aud Bryan toloavo ont botli the monoy plauk aud tho inconio tax plauk. This was wise aud politio. Tliose qnostious are uo longor issues. They have beeu sottlod by voto of tha poopln aud tho Snpromo Oourt, aud to havo tried to agaiu forco thom beforo tho people wonld have beou foolish aud uuuoces sary. Ou this platform, whioh oontainod no money plauk.a candidatg for Prosi deut svas uomiuatod aud all appoarod Boreno. Then,iii tlio vory momout whon all seomod to be harmouy, tho old linanciul soro waa toru opou by tho very man whom tl.o couveutiou liad mado caudidato. Evidently Parkor is more of a judge thau u nolitlciau. lustead of going ahoad, as auy mau, ovou with roasonablo political sonso would liavo douo, approoiatiug aud approviug the harmouy gaiued to the party by tho discarding of a woru out iBsuo, ho felt from soino struugo roason that tho conventiou onght to kuow liow ho stood as to the gold stand ara. Ho was blind. Tho couvoutiou kuow ho was a gold staudard mau, or at least Bupposed ho was, whon it uominatod liim. No flue souso of houor ovou conld roqniro him to tako tho conrso ho did. Ho toro opnn tho wonnds of tho party foruothiug. Bnt bucIi is tho fatnity whicli fol lows tlio Douiooratio party. Mauy woro tlio prophets who had poiuted out that tho couveutiou conld not go by without soino falso stop boiug mado. Tho olomonts whioli were togothor in St. Louis woro bo contradiotory iu naturo that it was to be expeotod. The Hill- Belmont. Gniloy - Gotnnu orowd of trust repropontatives aud the Bryau orowd of trnst flghtors could uot bo oxpooted to agreo. They did for u "whilo but Parker pnt thom by the oars agaiu. Tlio oonvontion has advisod its nomiuoe for tho prosidonoy that iiuauoo is uot au insuo in this cauvass, uominatod a vioe-presideut aua disporsod. Wliat tho eud shall bo tiuio will disolose. THE ELEOTORAL OOLLEGE. Tho politioal arithmotlo man of tho Globo and Oommeroial Advor tisor of Now York olty thus sota forth tho posaibllltios of tho olootoral ool lege of 1004: "Tho eleotorol oollogo whioh will bo choseii iu Novomber will 30iislst of 170 olootors. This is au inuroaso of twouty-nlno ovor tho collogo of fonr yeara ago, aud 239 aro uocossary to a ohoico liow, against 224 thon, "Four years agoMoKinloy roooivod 202 oloctorial votos, and Bryan 155. If Proaldout Rooaovolt should oarry tho samo States carried by hia predo ossor he would recolvo 811 olootoral votos, aud Judgo Parkor, shonld hn carry tho samo Statoa carried by Bryan in 1000, wonld recoivo 10U votos. Ttirough thn now apportlou ment tho MoKinloy Statoa gaiued nino tcon new olootoral votos and tho Bryan States ten, a not gain of nino on tho Ropublicau sido. "if Judge Parkor carrles tho south orn Statoa carried by Bryan iu 1000 ho will start with 151 votoa. If, ln addltion, he carries Maryland, whioli ia doemed cortnin, ho will have 150, To be oleoted, therefoie, ho mnet sccnro oighty oloctoral votoa elao whero. If Delawaro's thrco shonld go for him and West Virginia's aeven his necesaitie4 in tlio north aud west would bo rodnced to soventy. "ln 1900 tho ouly States of tho north aud west carriod by Bryan woro Oolorado, Idaho, Novada, Montana a totol of fourtbou votos. Adding thoso, for argnment'a snko, to tho Parkor coluinn it is etlll flfty-aix votea short. If Now York's thirty-uine and Now Jetsey'a twelvo shonld bo east for him it wonld still bo nooossary to carry aomo other Stato having aa many as flvo votea. Connecticut, Iudinua, aud Wieuonaiu aro reforred to as pros poots. "To Bum ap, Judgo Parker to win mnst havo not ouly tho solitl South, inclnding Maryland, West Vlrglnia, and Dolaware, but also Now York and Now Jersoy, all tho ucrtheru States Bryan'a popnliam and silvorism carried in 1900, aud also sorno other cousidorable State oitlior Counoo ticut, Iudiaua, or Wiscousin." Tlio roceut doath, at Bonuiugtou, of Maj. A. B. Valontino romuved from tho Stato a promiuont and a very worihy citizen. Ho was a soldior of tho civil war, oulisting in tho Xouth regimout of Vormout voluutoors, July 81, 1802. Ho was promotod to a cap taiuoy, Maroli 2, 1864 brovetted major, Jnue 28, 1805, for faitlifnl and moritorioua servico in tho flold, aud mustored ont Juuo 28, 1805, having sorved contiuuonsly tliroughont tho war, iu tlio "Old Vormout Brigade. " Iu civil lifo ho was a nsoful aud ou torpriBiug citizen, espousing with zeal auy'movomeut for tho boneflt of Vor mout. Ho had sorvod tho Stato woll iu tho Geueral Assembly, and in othor publio ofllces ho had lield. A good citizon and to those admitted to his frioudship a good frieud is lost iu tho departure of Major Valontiuo. Senator Thnretou, tho othor day, oharactorizod tho St. Louis couveu tiou rather sevoroly, aud speaking of the Presideut ho said: "Ho can be relied upou to presorvo all our domostio prospority aud all our iu tornational prestige. In liis streugtli, honesty, conrago and patriotism the American peoplo can safely roposo thoir trnst." To say that Parker'B telegram pleasod tho western Domoorats would bo a great strotoh of imagiuatiou. Aloat of thom felt about as Govoruor Dookory, of MiBsonrl, did wlien he hoard of it aud growled out, "Ho onght to go and tako auothor swim iu the Hndsou Rivor. " tt was a mild woy of stating strong foolings. THE MUTTERINGS IN RUSSIA. "AU aro dissatisflod, gloomy, oxas poratod," says Tolstoi, writing of tho peoplo of Rnssia iu his long esay on war just publishod in tlio Loudon Tiuies. Ho coutiuuos: "The words 'For tho Faith, tho King aud tho Fathorlaud,' the na tioual anthom aud shoni'E of 'Hurrah !' no longor nct upon tho peoplo as thoy once did. Auothor warftjre of a diffor eut kind tlio Btrngglin cousoionsuoss of tho deceit and siufnlness of tho work to whioh peoplo aro boing oallod is more aud moro takiug possession of the peoplo." Liko an ocho of thcto words coino tho cablo deaptaohes of tho day do olaring that "nows of tho internal aituatiou in Russia coutiuuos to bo of tho gloomiost naturo. " Prinoo Ukh tomsky is qnotod as saying tliat ovory gathering, evon for soioutiflo purposes, becomos atouce political. And it will bo reoalled that tho Oongross of Teoh niaol Edncators waa recoutly ad jourued Bummarilyby tlio goverumont booause of tho stato of miud exprossed through the oxpuhion of two mombers coubpiououB iu tho instigation of the Kishiueff massaore, Discontont and the growing spirit of liberalism porvado tho iutelligont olaBBes of tho ompiro; the peasantryv are mored by the fresh burdens of war and tho nnfeoling fashlou iu whioh fathers, sons aud brothers aro herdod and drivou to the frout, ro gardless of the ueedy lott behind. i Prophooios of gravo intornal tronble in caso of Rnssia's defeat in tho East 1 aro freely nttorod, Yet it is said that iu tho oveut of tho peaaautry ris Ing polico ingouuity will bo oxoroisml to tnrn tho revolt against tho intol. lootual olasaea, that thoso mny bo wipod ont who would be tho undor- ' staudiug foosof ministorial deBpctism. I What a stupoudons ohaptor of hia-, tory will be writtou if Rnssia's flght , for einplro in Mnnohnrla shall roally I prooipitate the empiro's strngglo for lifo at houio I Now York World. TH12 OANDIDATKS. ALTON BROOKS PARKER. Jndgo Parkor was boru at Oortlaud, N. Y., May 14,- 1851. His sohooHug fluishod ho dooidod to bocomo a law yor, nu.l was graduatod from tho Al bany Law Sohool iu 1872. With tho advont of Grovor Olovoland in Stato politics Mr. Parkor booamo ouo of Mr. Ulovolaud'a strong snpportors, aud was a Olovoland delogate to tho Chi cago couvoutiou of 1884. Dnriug tho sprlng of 1885 Prosident Olovoland tou dorod Mr. Parkor tho placo of flrst as Bistant postmastor-gounral, but ho do cliuod tho offer ou acconnt of his law praotico. Wlien politioal rivalry grow up betwoou Grovor Olovoland aud Da vid B. Hill, Mr. Parkor oarly took tho sido cf Mr. Hill. Iu 1885 Govoruor Hill appoiuted Mr. Parker to tho oflloe of justico of tho Supromo Gonrt. In 1880 he was olect od justico of tlioiSupromo Oonrfc tho Republicaus deolining to nominato an opposlug caudidato. Iu Jaunary, 1889, tho Boooud division of tho oourt of appoals was oreated, aud Jnsttoo Parker waa appoiuted to it, boing tlio yonngeat membor that over sat iu the conrt of appoala in Now York. In 1897 Jndgo Parkor waa elocted Ohiof Jndgo of the conrt of appeala, (he hieheat jndicial tribuual iu Now York, aud he still holds the ofllco. HENRY G. DAVIS'. Henry G. Dovis, tho Domocratio U3miuoo for vice preBidout, is a capi talist rcsidiug iu Elkius, West Vir ginia. Ho was left fathorless aud ooliged to go to work young. He bo oamo snporintondent of a plautation, tlion a brakoman, couduotor aud ageut of the B. & O. R. R., at Piodmout, West Virgiuia. Lator he was a mer chant aud a promiuout collior. Ho projootnd aud carriod to snccessful constructiou tho West Virgiuia & Pittsburg railroad of whioh he is presideut. Ho ia also prosident of tho Piediuout & Oumborland railroad and prosidont of tho Piodmout Na tional Bank of Piodmout, West Vir giuia. Ho was olectad to the West Virgiuia Honse of dologatos iu 18G5, to tho Stato Souato 18G7-9 United States Seuator 1871-88, doolining a reuomiua tion. Ho has beou a dologato to six uatioual convoutious, was oue of tho Amoricau delegates to tho Pan-Amori-can cougress aud a membor of tho United States iutorcoutineutal railway commissiou. liEPUIiLlVAX l'AKTY. Editor Daily Jonrnal: The artiolo in the Journal of July 7, iu regard to the orgauizatiou of tho Ropublicau party, briugs back to my miud very vividly the Vermont Stato couveutiou lield at Moutpelier iu 1854, iu the Freo Ohnroli, afterwards Village Hall. Zebiua Paugbom, theu of St. Albans, was a vory activo momber. I caunot doscribo tho couvoutiou befrter thau by quotiug from the Vermont Historioal Magaziuo. Iu spoakiug of Gtueral E. P. valtou it says: "He was uominated as caudidate for tho ofllco of Govornor of Vormout by a largo mass Stato couvoutiou; bnt, ont of an ardout desiro to consol idate the political soutimouts of tlio people iu one coutrolliug orgauiza tiou, as well as ont of high pnrsonal regard lor the vnuorablo Ohief Just ico, Stophon Royce, who had boen provionsly uauicd for tho exeontivo chair by a conventiou of tlio Whig party, Goneral Waltou choerfully yielded his placo on tho tioket Tho namo of Judge Royco was substi tutod by tho .Stato convoiition, and was lieartily supported by tho people ; aud thus was organizcd tho prosont Ropnblican party of tho State. For that orgauizatiou a large measnre of tlio oredit h duo to Gouoral Waltou." I boliovo Vormout was tho flrst Stato to voto as a Repnblicau party, their oleotiou coming in September, oarlior thau iu the other States. M. W. D. Harvard, Moss., July 10, 1904. EVIDENOE OF INOAPAOITY. If tho Domocratio party can do tho admiuistrative work of tho couutry no moro systeuiatlcally aud oflioiently than it maungod its uaticnal conven tiou, there is uo reason to wish it to come into powor. Tlio newspapor oorrospoudents, aud espeoially tho veterans amoug them, who kuow more abont tho couventions of both partios thon uny politioion in oither, with one volco condemn the wholo bnsiness niannjieinout ot tho affair as tho very worst thoy have over expori enced. Inconvonienco, blauderlug, woaknoss and dlscomfort wero tho oompnlsory Iot of all who attended. No ouo who had n part iu niaking tho arrangemeuts comes in for a particle of oredit. There isn't oue of thnm, from mombers of the natioual exoon tivo committeo down, who has givon proof of capaoity to coudoct anocosa fnlly auy buroan iu tho departmouta at Washlugtou. Boston Herald. HEA11T FA1L,U11E. Burlington, July 11. Albort G. Pieroo, sixty.uiuo yoars of ago, a woll kuown aud highly rospeotod olti zon of Bnrllumon.dled suddenly today of hoart falluro. Ho leaves a wifo aud ouo sou of Sprlugfiold, Mass. He was a dirootor of the Burlington Sav ings bank aud of large bnsinoss fluau oial iuterests. Wrappers at the Corner Store Tlicso ruucli iiaoil yowns arc always of iulcrcst to womon, and cspccially to know whcre tlio best Wrappor for tlio monoy can bo had. Wrappers, liko all other things wo sell nt tho little old storo on tho corner, havo mcrit in them. Wo aro particular about tho cut, thc stylcs of cloth and abovo all, tho qunlity. Wo rocommcnd tlio . . IDEAL WRAPPER for wo bclieve it posscssos moro good fcnturos than any Wrappcr sold, and whon you aro in need of a Wrappcr wc would liko to show you tho CORNER STORE LINE in Prints, Lawns, Dimitios nnd Percalos. . . . Price, $I.OO, SI.25, $L50 (TheXperley TAPLIN'S COUXTX 1'OLITLCS. Briof Summary of the Sitnation as It Now Is. Political iuterest in Washington county is now ceuterod in tho proba bilitiea aud possibilities of rounty uomiuatious. Tlio Ropnblican county couveutiou will be lield AngUBt2, and tho Democratio conventiou a fow days lator, so that, in about a month the caudidates will be iu tho flold with ouly auothor month for a campaign. Tliero is comidorablo talk of a fu slon tioket again this year; iu faot it appoars probablo that fnsiou will bo triod, thongh to what exteut is nn kuown. Tho frieuds of tlio Olemont Republicaus who are now iu ofllce as doputies of Sherill Evaus aro nnder stood to intend snpporting Mr. Evaus for a re-eloction in ordor that tho present shoriff departrffent may remain unohanged. Thoro is talk of fnsiou aiso on a caiuiniato iur state's attor noy aud tlio Senators, but cnndidntos aro not mnoh iu evidence. S. Hollis tor Jackson has beeu snggestcd for fnsiou caudidato for State'a attoruoy, but as ho is now a caudidate for noin inatiou on the Ropublicau tickot aud dcolares that ho is douo with fnaiou, ho appears to bo at least a doubtful possibility for tlio third tioket. It is nuderstood that Johu H. Seutor, who now fllls the ofllce by virtue of ap pointmeut, will uot be a caudidato. The names of Burton E. Bailey and F. P. Carloton of Montpelier havo beeu snpgcsted. For fnsiou Senators the names of Dr. W, B. Mayo of Northfield and O. H. Riohardsou, of Montpelier, have beon heard. The uomiuatious on the Ropnblican ticket are mncli iu doubt, partly ow ing to the uusottled coudition iu the city of Barre whero F. S. Williams, S. Hollister Jackson, M. M. Gordon and William Wislmrt are all desirous of boing uominated for this ofllce, while it ia rnmored that Barre may iu an omergeuoy ask for a seuatortal nomiuee, possibly iu the person of eithor R. A. Hoar or Johu W. Gor don. Tho ouly other avowed caudi dates for State's attoruoy is L. O, Moody of Watorbury, who is capable and the conventiou may tako to him. W. A. Lord, of Montpelier, probab ly standB a good show for nomiuatiou as ouo of tho Seuntors, inasmuoh as he is backed by Montpolier's dolega tion, and as tho senatorahip, by un written law, would coino to Montpel ier this year. The othor candidatos, nono of whoin can be said to havo any oiuch on the nomiuatiou, aro Mark Mears, of Marshfield, O. G. Eatou ot Waitsfield, Aroh Batcholder of Plaiu flold, H. D. Vail of Worcester, aud Dr. J. H. Wiuoh of Northflold. For nssistant jndges it is believod that E. W. Huntley of Duxbury will bo again uominated for flrst assistaut without oppositiou, while for socond plaoo thoro aro sovoral coudidadtes. Frieuds aud supportors of W. 0. Nyo aro many and olaim that ho will be nomiuated. Mr Nye appearsto havo a vory fair ohauco. Other caudidates are Ransom Wo'lls of Middlesex, T. T. Lampliere of Calais, and Georgo II, Crandall of Borliu, Frank H. Tracy of Montpelier and A, O. Tompleton of East Moutpelior aro the caudidates for uomination for Bheriff. Tho odds appear to favor Mr. Traoy, though frieuds of Mr. Tompleton do not adrait that he iaout of tho race. No coutost is expected ovor jndgo of probate, and Hiram Oarletou of Montpelier will probably be re-nomiuated. No caudidato for tho oflloer who hauga the sheriff havo boeu suggested. ltEl VJIL1 CAX LEA O UE. Iudiauapolis, July 12. Sld B. Rod ding of Littlo Rook, Ark., troasuror of tho Natioual Ropublicau Luagno, waa iu tlio oity today to engago hoad qnarters for Arknnaas aud tho south west for tho natioual couvontiou of the loaguo whioh ' will tako placo lu Iudiauapolis Ootobor 6 au l 0. Dolegatious from tlio southwest will bo nusnally largo this voar on aocount of tho faot that Iudiauapolis is tho houio of Seuator Fairbauks, tho Ropublicau uominoo for vi6e-Pres-idout. y vy "v e.ipdpf cn. OLD STAND SUMJlJCJt SVlIOOItS. Anonucomeuts aro boiug mailod to day, from tho ofllco of tho Stato snpor intondent of edncation, of the variona Stato anramer sohools for toachors. Those schoola will bo hold at Rutlaud, July 18-29 and at St. Johusbnry on tho same dates. Tho sohools are uuder direotiou of Walter E. Rauger assisted by tho county examiuers and othors. Tho rauge of snbjocts iucludes practi cally all those tanglit in tho pnblio schoola aud subjocts conuojted with the work of the teaohers. Tho list of spoakors and lecturos iuoludes all tho promiuont oduoitors of the Stato aud sovoral ontside Vermout. Amoug tho latter aro tno following : Lyman B. Allen, North Adams, Mas ; Francis A. Baguall, Adams, Mass. ; Oliarles H. Keyes, Hartford, Oonu. ; Auu D. Pollard, Stouinctou, Oouu. ; Mary P. Anderson, Ohicago, IU. ; Willis Earle, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Rev. W. R. Lord, - Rookllindi Mafs Mott of thoso speak' ers and toachers' particlpatod in the program of tho Amoricau Iustitnte of Instructiou rocently hold at Bothle liom, N. H. Tlio progranis olfered at theso two spmmer sohools are strong. uo iv Tnm- will no it. St. Lonis, Mo., July 12. Jndgo Parker beheves he can beat Roosovolt. Wlieu Judge Parker's managers de oided to namo Seuator Davis of West Virgiuia for vice-presldeut thoy were simply carring out the caudidatb's plan, Ex-Seuator Davis is a very irioh man. Ho is worth as mncli as 110,000,000. He has promised to make a liberal contribution to the Demo cratio campaign fund all tho way fiom $200,000 to 500, 000. Iu addition ho has promised to help swoll he cam paign fund throngh his inflnonce with othor rioii men aud with corporatious. He has also promised that West Vir giua and Maryland shall bo Demo oratio. Whentlie bare ontliuo of this plau to beat the RepublicauB was un folded to the heads of delegatious from he aonth, thoy said it niot their ideas. They wore tired of a campaign of sentimeut aud speooliifyiug anoh as Bryan had waged. They were disgns ted with the idea of au alliance with the west. . MAYOi: JOXJiS DJiAl). Toledo, Ohio, July 18. Samnol M Jonos, the Goldeu Rule Mayor, died at his linmo last uight as tho resnlt of a complicatiou of diseases. Tho iui mediate canso of his doath was au abscoss ou his luugs. Tlio mayor was uot strong ouongh to throw off tho poisou from his systoui.. Tho mayor liad snft'ered for years from asthnia and this was the priniary cause of his fatal illness. Tho death of Mayor Jonos has cansod tho greatest sorrow all over tho city. Although mauy did not believe iu liis ideas on sooiological probleniB, everybody lovod a'uA re speoted him. His oue strong hold upou the regard of tho peoplo of To ledo was his liouosty. S TOJiM JS MJDDLlSJi UllT, Middlebury, July 13. A severe elcotrical storm passed over this vil lago last oveniug and lightning did cousidorablo damago. It struok a large trco in front of tho Phelpa honse ou North Pleasaut stroet and toro it to piocoa aud badly fnghtonod the inliabitants of that seotion. It strnck tho lorgo hay barn belougiug to tho Eldridgo ostate ou Oourt sroet, settiug it on firo. Tho barn waa a total losa. They woro just fllliug tho barn with now hay. The loss is about 1,000 with $700 iusnrance. Mr. Mnrray, who resides in the oast part of tho town, was doing tho hay ing and left hia new wagou aud set of harnesses in tho boru whioh were also burut. His loss is $200. No iusnrance. Qneoustown, July 18. Tho steamer Toutouio arrived today witli athlotes from Yalo aud Harvard who will com peto with Oxford aud Oambridgo. The meu aro all iu excellent ooudition aifd couQdeut of ontpoiuting tho Eng-lishmou.