Two U. S. minorities convened in Chicago last week and accomplished just about as little as several hundred adult citizens could possibly have accomplished had they set out purposely to be futile for several days.

There was the Prohibition Party. It met in the Hotel La Salle, an undistinguished-looking handful of men and women from 22 states. And there was the Farmer-Labor Party, a more healthy-looking but smaller congregation, representing ten States and the District of Columbia. The upshots of the two meetings were as follows:

1) An organization called the Jefferson-Lincoln League tried to unite the Prohibitionists and Farmer-Laborites as one...

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