A series of articles on village life is begun in the August Ladies' Home Jouraal under the heading, "The Twentieth-Century Village." Writers who have made a study of the f maller communuies will contribute the artieles, so that they will be entirely practical. All the conditions of village life, and the adjuncts íhat serve to bring the village Jn closer touch with modern improvements and development, are treated in practical detail, and the articles will doubtless be most useful to people living in the smaller towns and villages. Harry Conant, chairman of the Monroe delegation at the convention, is now telling of the innocent-looking resolution he sprung before the fun. began. He knew that Wayne county's delegution wanted Spalding's scalp worse than Bishop's nomination. Ordinarily counties are called in alphabetical order in yoting. Conant wanted to reverse things so that Wayne would not be the last county called each time, which gave an opportunity of sizing up the situation, as Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw would have been recorded. His resolution was adopted, calling the counties in rotation so that Wayne was a tail-ender every fifth ballot. For nearly 400 ballots Wayne watched her chance. It finally carne when the last roll was called. Townsend received 3 votes, Spalding 16, Wedemeyer 23, Smith 51- a total of 91. Then Wayne's chairman flgured up that their first chance liad arrlved to harpoon Spalding. Nine of the 13 votes were given to Smith, making 60 for the winner.