Bay City, Mich., Aug 25. - The Democratie state convention was called to order at noon Tuesday by Chairman Baker oí the state central committee. Charles S. Hampton was made temporary chairman. After the appointment of the usual committees the convention adjourned until 4 o'clock. The Populist state convention was called to order long after the hour mentioned in the cali. R. B. Taylor made a speech and the usual committees were appointed. Á committee on conference with the Democratie and other politie cal parties relative to the proposed división of offices was named. The silver state convention was called to order by Chairman Sligh. Alford Williams was selected as temporary chairman. A committee was appointed to confer with the other parties upon a unión ticket, after which the convention adjourned until 8 o'clock.