National Affairs: Dry Governor

Silent upon the shore of Coney Island, N. Y., one day last week, sat the Governor of South Dakota. It was the first time he had seen an ocean, or a razor-shell clam or an undertow or a beach littered with bottles, fruit crates, oil dregs, clinkers. The Governor of South Dakota is a witty man, as all can testify who heard his speech at the Jackson Dinner in Washington last fortnight. Confronted with an ocean, he said: "It looked pretty wet to me."

The Governor of South Dakota is William J. Bulow, dry Democrat, the first change from a Republican governor...