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BENNINGTON, VT., TuESDAY, JULY 3, 1894.
NEW SERIES NO. 19. VOL. LIV. i Slwryssfijrf ress, Tlie Amcrlcin pcople arc a progrcssivo pcople. Sclcncc and url arc constantly undcrgolng clianges for tlie better. Bralny men arc i all llnes oHvork. . Probably no sclence, art or industry has gonc through a grcater changc llmn thcreacly-madc clothlng busl iifiss. Atonc time aflt from arcadv-madcstorc was an cxccptlon, now it is a rule, for sults arc now raadc for slim, stout and short icoplc ; in fact all sliapcs can bc found ln a flrst-clnss ready-madc store. AVIien you Iiave an liour to spare, drop Into our storc and try m a few of our sults. Wc won't ask you to purcliase. Wc slmply sliow our goods, tlicy arc tlie scllers, not us. C. Gh COLE, OPERA HOUSE CL0TH1ER, BENNINGTON, VT. GO TO .... RICHRDSON 'S Green Houses tor best quality & lowest prices. SHOE "We must have morc room, and ln ordcr to do thls our large stock of shoesnmst be reduccthso the prlccs arc markcd down to almost cost. Efore than 2000 pairs to fit all men, women and children. JRENCH" CALF, DONGOLA, KANGAROO, AMERIOAN CALP, - SPLIT LEATHER, FATENT LEATHER. COW HIDE, FELT AND CLOTH, In all shapes and makes in bntton, lace, congress ; higb, medinm, low cnt ; square toe, Blncher toe, pointed toe, ronnd toe, broad toe ; Prencli liool or common sense : plain tipped, creased or fillagreed ; Tdack or white, ANY SHftDE OF RUSSET OR BRONZ shoes. SLIPPERS of all styles and rubuers of every variety. It is an established fact that we aell so low that other dealers are not in it. JOHN . EVANS, NORTH STREET, NEAR MAIN. Work prices. Bitsmcss Dircctori). MARY PABTBIDGE, M. D. OFFICE AT REt DENCE, ,,,, . 412 Maln StreaU I C. H. MASON. A TTORNEY AT LAW. XX. Adams' Block. Bennlnirton, Vt. 3J 11 C. H. UABLING. AJCTOBNEY AT LAW. ' Qfflce OTcr First Natlonal bank, 44tf Bennington. Yt, ' W. B. SHELDON. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Sollcl tor ln Chnncery. No. 307 Jlain Street, Bennington. Vt'' tf-82 BA TCHELDEB & BATES. ATT01l!EYtt AND COTOBELLOR8 AT LAW , nndJSolIcltora'nChancery. nnipa ln (Incrn. House Block. Brinnlneton. J , K. B A'pJHELDEP-. E. L. BATES. )ALI COALI COAL1 T IMEAND CEMENT ) Ij Kl W1IOLESALE AND ItETAIL. Depot'st., J. H.LOKINO 4i CO., Bennington. 1)B. B. O. JENNEY, Dentist. SUCCESSOU TO DU. J. N, SCniANTONO Is prepared to perform all operKtionn in Dent atry ln a tborongh and workmanflke taanner. Per ect satltfacUon guaranteed in all casea labmitted o his care, .and at reaionable pricei. Oaa or ,ther aamlnltered orextracting teetb. when re. inlred. Ofllco opposlte Congregatlotial Chnrch laln tt, Bennington. S Z. CUTLEB, Dontiat. y Sacceasor to Dr. S. B. JPllte. tlnn. ni-rfnrmprl ln tha most tnOronch and carefnl manner, and at reasonabla prices, My ilm wlll be o glre eatire UfactIonto all casesBubmlttcdtoray care. Gaa and Etber admlntstered for extractlng teeth without naln, when desired. Offlce Opposlte Free Llbrary Hall, Bennington, S7t( VermonU AUUnds of Fresh.Salt, jjmoked, Hckled and Sholl Flsh ln thclr season. Large stock always on hand. Lobtters a npeclalty. AU ordcrs promptly dellvered to any part of bennington. Vegetablesln tbelr season. L. S. FIlOST. Opcra Uouse Block. FISH ANDOYSTERS-! carry the largest stock in town and Ladies' Hair Dresser. DEALER IN HUMAN HAIE GOODS. dono ic tho latost stylo and at rcasonablo D5F"Will call at residonco if dcsircd. GAGE AND NORTH STS . rne i.inscott 'zo miie roaa race. held at Malden, Mass'., May 5th, 1894, was won by Nat Butler of Cambridgeport on a Stearns wheel He mado the 25 miles in ono hour, eleven minutes, 28 1-5 seconda breaking the world's record, and capturing the first prize of a horse harness and buggy, the first time prize of a $100 diamond ; also, a $150 diamond for breaking tho world's record. The report illus- trated will be found in the Boston Sunday Journal of May 6th. It is the first record broken this season, 153 starters, among whom were some of the fastest road riders in the TJ. S. A. It is another caso of the "fastest man on the fastest wheel." The other "follows" aro not in it with the "yellow fellow." JOHN H. AYHES, Agentfor Bennington. . AND Befit In evervthlnir tifirtnlnlnr? tn hoilnesa edu caJon. For cataldguo addrcss, CAllNKLL & THE BANNER. PUBL1SHED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRI- DAY AFTERNOONS. fEntBred at the Bennington Pot Olllce as confllas matter by C. A. PIERCE & CO.. fnbiisners.j To seo thoir namos in priut is probably novolty for most of tlioso on tho Popu- list tickot nomiuated at Montpolior lasfc weok. Whcn Clovoland began his warfare against 1,000,000 shoop ownors of tho Unitcd States, lio undertook a big job, but.thanks to tho South, ho will probably 1 " 1 . .11 I 41.,. nl.ntn succeou in wiiuuy umaiuiig uiu nuMii raising industry. President Clovoland may possibly sco somothing to smilo at in tho hooting downof resolutions, in tho Domocratio Stato Convention in Arkansas, exprcss ing confldonoo in tho porsonal intcgrity of tho President, but it is hard to seo how. Richard Crokcr of Tamraany notorioty who, at tho timo tho Loxow Investigat ing Committoo wanted a talk with hinii was ovcrcomo by "ill hoalth'' and com polled to hastily loavo for Europo, is now on his roturn-horao. Tho adjournmont of tho coinmittco till Soptomber hadcon sidcrablo to do with his roturn. Tho Fronoh havo in their now presi- dont tho man that is noedcd in tho pres ent craergoucy, a strong and rcsoluto miuded porsoa of ability, judgment anu rtl.nv'i.tni. nnrl niifl wTin will linlinlfl without mcrcy tho laws against tho So- . 1 . i . i . . r ri . : : .. C1UUSIH IIUU AIlillUUlHlH. iu. isuaiiuii- Poricr seoms peouliarly fitted for tho of llco, unucr tuo presont circumsiances. A flno illustration of tho hypocracy of Dcmocratic pension retrenohmont is giv en in Commissionor Lochren's stateracnt. Ho olaims that $20,000,000 has been saved f rom tho Union ponslonors this ycar, and moro will bo saved next ycar. At tho samo timo ho shows au incroaso of 1,- 300,000 in Moxican war pcnsions, ncarly all ot wlncu gocs to Soutneruers aua ex Confederato soldiors. Tho tariff was completcd Friday in tho Committco of tho wholo, and is now be- foro tho Senato. That body adjourned until yestorday. Tho first act as the Senato took up tho tariff was a surprisc, in that Sonator llill carricd an atnend- mont to havo tho sucar tariff of forty por cent. tako effect immediately on the p tssago of tho bill, rather than January ist, 1895, by a voto of 82 to- 85. This shows that tho danger signals latcly dis plaved by tho Domocrany aro not of tno tnlllng cnaracter ino organs wouiq nave us tieiiovo. it was expectca a voto would bo reached to day. Thoro is no other way than to kill lho infamous blll Tho voto on Senator Hill's motion to t triko out tho incoroo tax scction of tho tariff bill shows tho subsorvioncy of tho Northern Domocratic Senator to tho do- mands of tho cx-slavo-holder and ox rebel. Noarly all of tho Northorn DomO' crats in the Senato nave denounced as uniust and unnccessary, tho incomo tax Whcn it camo to vonng scnators niu anu jiiurpny oi n. i ., omuii anu juorner son of Now Jersoy, wcro tho only ones among thom with spirit and courago to voto with their convietions. Tho others bowed to their masters. Tho tax will boar sololy upon tho North, and thanks to tho Northern Dcmocratic Sonators tho yongeanco of tho South will be but tho moro completo if tho tariff bill becomes a law. Thoso who hayo ridden through tho presont "boilor hko" structuro at Montreal, will be intercsted to know that another bridgo across tho St. Law ronco is likoly to be built boforo long, Tho Vietoria, owned by tho Grand Trunk, is a hugo monopoly upon the traffic of tho country, and it will not bo submittod to many ycars longor. Tho bridgo now projectod will cross tho rivor iust below St. Bielen's Island: com- mencintr somo distanco back frora tho river's bank, so that a dcsirablo elcva- tion may bo obtaincd as tho structuro coracs ovor tho channol of tho rivor, This bridgo will impedo navigation in no wav. Thero aro to no tracks upon it for ordinary railway trains; for city railway electnc cars, lor orcnnary toams ana footmen. It will bo of grcat importanco to tbo city and immediately surrounding country, as well as for tho traftlo of tho Dominion at largo. Its esti matcd cost is ilvo millions. It is not surprising that so many honost Domocrats aro at sea rogarding thoir po litical standing. They cannot toll whoro thoy aro politically. Thoy bolioved that the Chicago platform was a dcclaration of tho princinles of tho Domocratic party and thoy still believo in tho Chicago plat form. To-day thero is no strongor con. trast than that botween tho principlcs of that platform and thoso of tho Domocra- cy. Thoso domocrats, who still beliovo in tho principlcs of 1802, havo bccomo lost in tho revolutionarv and lichtnlnc likochangcs of thoir old party. Tho platform callcd for tariff for rovonuo on ly and denounced protcction as unconsti tutionai and a iraud. Tho party is givin tho sectionally protcctivo Wilson bil No roBomblanco tb "tariff for rovonuo on y" in that. Tho platform doclarcd for lioncst monoy. It was only with tho aid of a solid Bopublican voto that tho party was auio to repoai tno suver purcnaso law. A majority ot Congress votod for free coinago of silvor. Tho platform uphold civil sorvico roform. But a fow weeks sinco tho Domocratio IIouso voted against an appropriatlon for tho Ciyil Sorvico Commission. Civil servico rules intor foros somowhat with offlco trluttinir. Con gress has votod in f avor of tho Populistio incomo tax. 'Tho Chicago platform said nothing of any incomo tax. Domocraoy has broken its pledges. It is travcling in an opposito direction from that promlsod mo peopio, ana tuo uomocrat wno suu stands by tho Chicatro nlatform. its nrln- oiplos and pledgos, fluds hlmsolf without a party ueart sick and lonesomo. Tho now mill of tho Vermont Marblo Company at Proctor, was destroycd by flro carly this morning, tho flames start- ingabout midnight. Tho buildtng is 400 feot long and 80 feot wido, two stor- ios high. Tho flnishing room and tho now mill woro entirolv destroved. Tho coutonts includod 24 cangs of saws and a largo amount of marblo in procoss of proparation for markot. Butland was callcd upon for assistanco and respond cd. Polico discloslircs show that tho as- sassination of President Carnot was not tho wild impulsivo act of a fanatio crazed by anarchistio literaturo, but tho cool, deliborato oxecution of a carofully laui plan .by a group of anarolusis to avenge tho recent exeoutions of thoir murderous follows, Vaillant and Honry. Tho ono to execute tho deed was chosen by lot, and for him and his follow cotr spirators, the gulllotlno though cruol, is none too cood, and syrnpathy forthom is wasted. Tho striko which bogan last wock in a boycotton railroads running Pullman s, has assumed greater dimensions than any labor trffublo sinco 1877-78. ATr. Pulnian has mado a statemont of his sido of tho caso and it is to tho offect that whon tho dopression bogan last year, to keop his mon at work, contracts woro taken at such close ratcs, that oven with a reductiou in wages tho company woro losing monoy. In snito of this fact and the oiler of tho firm to show its books, tho workmen, or thoir Union, presistod in an advanco to the old scalo or a "tio up" of all tho railroads using Pullman cars. This threat tho Ameri- can Itailway Union lias attompted to carry out, with tho rcsult that business is practically paralyzed in and about Chicago. and tho West, ovcn unto tho Pacific coast. Tho past two days thero has been rioting in spots, passcugers havo been misused, conilned in cars and shut off by tho strikers from food and wator, and tho Stato militia and United States troops liavu been ordered out to quell tho uisturbanco anu to protcct tho thousands of people who flock to tho sceno in searcn ot omploymcnt. Tno latcst this morning is to the elTcot that Mr. Pullman has had a conferenco with the A. B. U., and President Debs is re portcd as saying that tho striko may bo sottlcd witlnn a fow days. Wo hopo so. Tho defianco of tho law of tho land in obcdicuco to leaders liko "President" Debs is anarchy masqucrading in tho namo of organized labor, and tho coun try can hardly stand a doso of it and Clevelandism, its moving causo, both at tho samo time. "Editor Livingston's" cffortin tho last issuo of tho Boformor to mako it appear that school Suporintendcnt Davis tres- passcd upon tho dutios of tho trustoos in tho matter of tho prcsentatiou of tho di plomas would bo silly, if falsohoods thus told wero not criminal. President Tif fany, as wo undcrstand it, asked tho Su perintendcnt to prcsent tho diploraas. Mr. Davis stated that fact to tho Board at its next meeting, when all tho trustccs wcro prcsent excepting Pres't Tiffany and Dr. Daley. Not a man mado any ob jection to tho Superintendent's looking after tho matter. Ho was left to infer that tho matter was entirely m his hands. Tho next day, after he had mado his ar rangements, three men presumed to act as a board to discredit what ho had dono, and if all tho facts havo to bo given, tho publio will, wo thuiK. say tho Superin tcndent was right. Tho Banner stands for justico in this raattor, and for tho best intotcsts of tho school. It dcplores auy controversy, and it will not be a par ty to ono, unless forccd into it to provent designing men from working injury to a Eublic institution that is, we uoltevo, igh among thoso of its kind. Tho pro text mado that tho Suporintondent usurps tho dutics of tno trustces is a protext morely. It can be said that it is tho ex perienco of men long on tho Board that Mr. Davis has no desire to perform du tics that belone to tho trustees. Trus tecs who do not placo their personal onds, aims, ambitions and dislikes abovo tho good of tho school will havo no troublo with tho Supcrintcndent. Tho public will bear witnoss that wo havo ono of the best schools in the Stato, and that theso attacks upon it, whother mado by Liv ingston or others, aro against publio pol icy. Tho Banneii can havo no contro versv in this matter with LivingRton.but unless this thing stops it may become our duty to uncovor tho motives of tho meu who instigato theso ncedless injuries to our school. Saturday's llnancial articlo says: "Within tho past week Wall stroot has shown somo roaction from tbo improving tondency apparont during tho previous nart of this month. Tho chango, how- over, appcars to havo been duo rathor to speculativo manamvcrs than to any im- portant changes in material conditions, Tho roally important ovonfc of tho weok has boon tho sympathotic striko of Wcstorn railroad eraployos. It is impos siblo. atnrescnt.to ostimato tho oxtentto which it may interforo with tho carrying trado or how it may affcct lareo intorcsts dopendent upon railroad facili tios. To thoso famlliar, howevor, with the intercste immediately concernod, it is not likoly to appear by any mcans an unmixed misfortuno. It will raiso questions and load to ohanges which tho strikers scomod to havo littlo antini- n.itnd. Tho roads havo lonc felt that. undor tho existlnir depression of busi ness and tho grcat dcclino in prices.largo reductlons in operating oxpenses had becomonocossaryfnot only as a means toward making both onds meot, but also of enabling thom to mako conccsslons on frolgnt cnargos m certain mrocuons. Thov havo hesitated to mako theso ad justmonts through 1a gonoral cutting down of wages, tliough they havo dono all that is possiblo through a roduction in tho numerical strength of their om ployos. Thoir hands hayo now thrown down tho gauntlet on ono issuo, tho Pullman striko; tho roads soom quito willing to accopt tho guago, uuc on an otlmr issuo. a croheral rcduction of wages, Rn far as canvbo' forsoon, thoroforo. tho striko is likoly to run to lengths which will nut it within tho powor of tho rail roads to offect a gcneral roduction in wages." The horror of tho wcok has been tho murder of four young children, by thoir motlier, Mrs. Bakcr, at Montgomery, !?aturday, by hanging tho little peopio to four bed-posts. As tho canary bird was killod in tho samo manner it was thought tho mothcr must bo insane. But this morning's dcspatchcs appear to giVo color to a thcory that tho murder may have been premed itated. Mitchell Bakcr, tho husband, beliovcshis wifo killed tho children and took tho morphiuo to mako way witli bersolf. One reason for his belief is that sevcral times his wilo said to her near cst neighbor, Mrs. Lewis Shover, that sho would kill tho children if her hus band attompted to tako tliem frqm her. Bo was told of tho threat, but paid no attention to it for, nlthough he know his wifo was a bad woman, he could not boliovo sho was capablo of such a crime. Another reason to Mr. Baker's mlnd is this: Tho children wero stran glcd with slips of cotton cloth and calico cut from an old drcss of tho mother's. Tho day boforo tho murders ho saw his wifo cutting up tho strips, and asked' her what sho was doing. Sho triea to conceal tho cloth, and finally told her husband sho wanted to do up the child ron's clothes, so ho could carry them moro easily. Mrs. Bakor attended tho Eplscopal church in Montgomery, whon sho wcnt anywhero, and today confessed to Bov. Dr. Flanders, pastor of St. Luko's church, St. Albans, that sho killed tbo baby first. Aftcr that sho de clarcs that sho romombcrs no morc. Tho Domocracy of Maine, Pennsyl vania and Vermont, at tho recent Stato convontions, woro unanimous upon two subjects, viz. : That thero was not tho ghost of a chanco to clect thoir ticket; and, that thoy supported Clovoland, and denounced (sovoral times), tho Bopubli can party. Thero was as much sonso in ono, asintho other position thoy sco tho handrwitiug upon tho wall. Jut, soriously, it woro hard to crowd into tho samo space, as that occupied by their Vermont platform in another placo to day, moro of sophistry and falsehood than is contained m theso threo docu ments, reading so singularly aliko that ono is almost led to believo each emana ted from tho samo brain. In Vermont and Maino tho lot of a Democrat was novor a particularly hopoful one, but in Pennsylvania tho prcsent executivo is a Doraoorat, In that Stato, as in Ver mont, tho platform insists that tho hard times havo been producod sololy by "tho oporation of Benublican laws." and par ticularly of tho McKinley tariff law. It dcclarcs that tho Administration otrres idpnt Clevoland has been both "sagac ious and upright." It urges that tho manaccmcnt of tho National financcs bv tho administration has tended to elevato tho crcdit of tho government: and it claiins that tbo only genuine and persist- ont triend ot tno worKingman is tno Democratic partv. If theso declarations aro sincoro, why tho hopelcssness of thoir caso in the "Koy-stone" State? Tho confcssion of tho hopelessness of thoir caso in Pennsylvania, and the de- claration of thoir orcan across the way, that no ono knows whv uominations wero mado horo. shows that tho plat form is a mass of moudacity ana irauu. Wo print it as a llterary cunoslty. THE VERMONT DEMOCRACY Tho Vermont Democracy met in har- mony ana unity, at ifurnngton, last week. This is tho first time in years that tho "untornliea" nas met in pearo. Tho St. Albans correspoudent of the Boston Journal, dcscribcs tho mectiug as follows: It was a happy family that Gen. Thomas Jcfferson Boynton. Chief of the New England Division of United States rostollico Inspectors, looked upon as ho took tho platform in tho Howard Opera IIouso to perform uis duty of cailing tho convention to ordor in his capacity of Chairman of tno Domocratic Stato Com mlttce. lio was especiaily leiicitous m speaking of tho reasons why the Bepub- hcan party was turnea out ot power ana why the Domocrats desorvcd to Do con tinued in control of tho Government. Bv tho sido of Chairman Boynton sat United States Dlstnct Attomey John II. Sonter, who, as Secrotary of tho State Committeo, was tuo custodian of tho ofQcial roll of dolegatos, which he care fully guarded from tho sight of tho un initlatcd. Tho president of tho convention, P. J. Farroll, Esq., of Newport, delighted the offlco holdors and ofllco seokers who sat beforo him by commonding oycrything the Domocrats naa aono in congress, and denouncing ovorything ,tho Kopub licans had triod to do sinco tho Democ racy camo into power. Ho ventured to doclarotho novol and somowhat sur prising proposition thct the McKiuloy tariff and other Bopublican policies wero tho cause of tho present financial and industrial troubles, and that tbe panacea for all theso ills was tho passage of tho proposod Tariff bill and othor Domocratic-Populist moasurcs. Assistant Postmastor H. W. Martin of Bennington, John W. Gordon, heir ap paront to tho Barro postoffico, Deputy Collector A. L. Wcoks of St. Albans, Postmastor W. D. MoMastor of Wood stock, and Emigrant Inspector P. C. Dodge wero considoratoly placed on the Committeo on Besolutions in order that suitablo dofcrenco mightbo shown Presi dent Clevoland, and proper commenda tion paid tho policy of tho administra tion. Tho duties of tho committeo were faithfully performcd. It was an cxcel lent arrangoment. Whon it camo to nominations, Henry W. Stocker, who carries a big petition in his pockot for appointmont as post mastor at Windsor, took tho floor and presentod tho namo of Goprgo AV. Smlth of Hartford, as a candidato for cnveru or. Then aroso F. W. McGettrick, su- fiorintondcnt of tho now Federal bnild ngatSt. Albans, and oloquen'.ly seo- Highest of all in Leavening Power. onded the nominatlon. Daniel G. Firman, tho United States Commercial Agent at Stanbridge, P. Q., next came to tho front and named Major E. N. Bullard for lieutonant-governor. This nomination was secondcd by V. A, Bullard, a United States Treasury Agent. Mr. Bullard was subscqucntly rowarded by being nominated for Ropro seutative to Congress for tho First Con gressional District. I also uoticed amnng tho dolegates and intercsted spectators on tho iloor of the convention Judgo Thomas Kcofe, United States Consul at St. Johns, P. Q. ; United States Marshal Emory Har ris, Deputy United States Marshal N. S. Stearns, Deputy Collector of Customs G. W. Burleson of St. Albans, ueputy col lector Homer Jennison of Highgate, Deputy Collector G. W. Boardsloy of Al- nurgli, Ciuneso inspector nenry cuise, Chineso Inspector E. M. Sutton, Post mastor Robinson of Bennington, Post mastor Humphrcy of Poultnoy, Postraas ter Brown of Brandon, Postmastor Don nclly of Vergennes, Postmaster Burko of Middlebury, Postmastor Noycs of Hyde Park, Postmaster McMaster of Woodstock, and scorcs of fourth class. postmastcrs. BENNINGTON COUNTY POLI- TICS. Tho Boston Sunday Herald gives a re- sume of politics, locally, as follows: In ii. : r.i... ii. 1 : 4 : .. i i : ,,et-v,a. ginuing to simmer, andit is not simmer iug as quietly as ono would think it might bo doing. Tnoro lias Decn aurinc tho past ton days somo activo wire-pul- ling, and itis going to bo evident that uomo ono will no ouruea bctoro tno cam paign closes. Until rccently it was sup posed that tho candidatcs for county Sonators wore as good as nominated and a nomination is cquivalent to an electi( n. It was gcnerally nnderstoo! that O. M. Barber of Arlington, was tho only candidato that would appear in tho north shiro. Howovcr, that is changed, and now tho friends of Greoly Harwood of Dorset, M. H. Hapgood of Peru, and Jamcs Beutley of Sandgato, aro spoak ing quito heartily in their favor, and in sovcral quarters symptoms indicating a movement in tno lavor ot eacn nave ap peared. All aro leading men in their towns, and, haviug servcd in tho Lower IIouso in tho Legislaturo, aro willing to go up highcr. This county is entitled to two Senators, and there aro four candi datcs in tho north shiro aloue. In this. tho south shire. it has been Senerally considered that sinco tho with rawal from tho raco of Tylor Goodell of Readsboro. A. B. Gardnor of Pownal, was sure of tho nomination. But a now candidato appears in tho person of I. E. Gibson, a loaaing ousiness man oi tuis village, who has long had inclinations to sit in tho Legislaturo. His friends havo been actively at work for several days. and they annouuco privately that he will havo the support ot tuo deiegates irom here, Woodford, Sunderland, Shafts bury and Stamford, aud possibly Reads boro. Neither Readsboro nor Pownal have had a Senator since 1878. During that timo Bennington has had four, and now wants another. Col. E. L. Bates is candidato for tho placo of Stato's Attor ney. He is from this shiro, and agajnst him is tho presont incumbent, who lives in Manchester. According to custom, a change is ordinarily looked for at each convention. Should such bo the caso this year, tho present incumbent will leavo notliing against his record as a publio otflcer. nis official dutics havo been well conducted, and no ono has been made to suffer unduly. Col. Bates is also special prosecuting offlcor for tho village of Bennington, is a momber of Gov. Fuller's taff, and will bo a candi dato beforo tho Legislaturo this year for the position of judgo advocato genoral of the State. Tho present sido judges will bo allow ed to retiro at the close of tho year, and it is hinted that should Mr. Gardnor loso the raco for Senator, ho might be sol aced with tho position of sido judge. The present probato judges will prob ably be retained. Sheriff Willson's torm should expiro this year, but thero appears tb bono dis position to mako any chango in that, and lio will be retained. For town Reprcscntativo tlioro is no doubt but, if a casdidate, Gon. John G. McCullough will bo electcd. Ho was at ono timo promiucntly montioned as candidato for governor. bufr his namo was withdrawn weeks beforo tho con vention met. It has been statcd that ho would not bo a candidate, but tho Her ald correspondent has it from tho best of authority that ho will bo. Ho resides in North Bennington a portlon of tho year and in Now Vork tho balanco. Ho is managing diroctor and ono- of tho re ceivers of-tho Erio railway. It is also gcnerally understood through tho Stato that Gen. W. Seward Webb wants to represent tho town of Shelburne, and ex-Gov. C. S. Pago tho town of Hyde Park. These threo would mako a strong trio. Another namo that the Kepublicans aro suggesting is Wm. R. Morgan, a leading and influential man. NEWS AND NOTES. If Secretary Gresham wants to know how his infamous policy towardsHawaii is regarded by tho peopio who would bo most directly affected by tho annexation of tho Sandwich Islands, he is. earnestly commended to a careful study of the platform adoptod by tho recent Bopubli can Stato Convention of California. That document presents an amazingly accurate ostimato of Mr. Gresham's achievements in diplomacy. Now that President Cloveland has completcd his pleasure trip on! board tho government ship Maple, Secretary Carlislo has gone off on al protracted junkot in tbo same vessol. Tho only interest that the peopio havo in theso little outings lies in the fact that tho ox penses of $400 or $500 a day for tho main tenance of tho ship haro to bo paid by tho government. Latest U. S. Gov't Report i