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They have lost New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wiscon
sin and probably Illinois and Montana.
The result is a surprise to everyone. There mast be
some reason for the change ; and indications point very strong
ly to the policy the republican leaders have maintained dur
ing the last two years. It seems ns though it were an ex
pression of the people in regard to the McKinley bill and
upon tbc actions of the House. Little did anyone think that
there would be such a change in congress. The republicans,
counting on a majority in the Fifty-second congress, had no
idea that this "iron fisted" speaker, Mr. Reed, would have to
"Come off the perch" and take a buck scat while the demo
crats held sway. But such is the fact. Mr. Reed will belong
to the minorty side of the House in the next session of congress
and must not object if he is not recognixed when he rises to
his feet and calls out, "Mr. Speaker." He must not debate
questions for "The House of Representatives is not a delib
erative body. We will sec if he livcsaip to his own rules.
The democrats will control probably two-thirds of the next
House of Representatives. The New Orleans Picayune
states it this way:
"There will be in the next House five more democrats,
from New York, where now there arc five more republicans.
There will be at least two more democrats from Massachusetts
two more from West Virginia, one more frorii New Jersey, one
more from New Hampshire, one from Wisconsin, one more
from Kentucky, one more from Louisiana, while the democrats
that represent Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, and other
southern states, but who had been unseated by a partisan ma
jority will all be re tu i nod or their places filled by democrats."
In the Senate the majority will he reduced to six or seven.
"Wonders will never cease," and this is perhaps only
a prelude to what will happen in 1892,
Among the editorials in a recent Nation is the following:
"The recent choice of a layman as President of Amherst
College, a Congregational institution in New England, is fol
lowed by similar action in the case of a prominent Methodist
institution in the West, Mr. Henry YV. Kogcs, a lawyer by
profession, and only thirty-seven years of age, having just
been elected as head of the Northwestern University of Evans
ton, 111., Not less significant ol the remarkable chnngc in
the governing forces of denominational institutions is the
fact that there is only one clergmati among the twcnly-oue
trustees of the new Baptist University of Chicago, while the
head of the committee on the selection of officers is a Unitar
ian, another member is a Universalis, and a third is not a
church member at all, Such things would have seemed noth
ing short of incictlible less than 'fifty years ago."
In the Nation published October 23 there is a communi
cation showing that in 1704 there w.i this same liberally of
spirit shown by a Baptist college founded nt that t.tas -
The charter of tlifs college stated, "That the Trustees
shall and may lie thirty-six, of which twenty-iwo shall forever
be elected of the denominations called Baptist, or Anti
pxdobaptist; five shall forever be elected of the denomination
called Friends or Quakers; four shall forever he elected of the
denomination called Episcopalians. And that the succession
in this branch shall be forever chosen ami filled up from the
respective denominations in (his proportion, and according to
these numbers, which arc hereby fixcdlind shall rcma'n to
perpetuity immutably the same and that the number of
the fellows, inclusive ol the president (who shall always be a
Fellow), Shall and may be twelve, ol which eight shall be
forever elected of the denomination called Baptist or Anti-
paidobaptist." "and the rest indifferently of any or of all de
nominations." And furthermore it is hereby enacted and declared, that
into this liberal and catholic institution shall never be admitted
any religious tests, but, on the contrary, all the members
hereof shall forever enjoy full, free, absolute, and uninter
rupted liberty of conscience; and that the places of professors,
tutors and all other officers, the president alone excepted (he
mult be a Baptist), shall be free and open for all denomina
tions of Protestants."
The pievailing opinion has been, as the first quotation
above indicates, that the sectarian schools shut themselves up
within themselves, to a great extent. We arc glad to know
that this was not a fact one hundred and twenty-six years ago,
and, if it has been at any time since, we are glad it is not so
now. We maintain that an object of education is to reach all
classes of people, the lowest as well as the highest. To ac
complish this purpose every educational inslilutUm ought to
work in harmony with every like institution, and they all
ought to work together ns one in order to bring about the
desired end. Which is the better way to do this? Should
each one sepcrate itself from the other and endenvor only to
reach a certain class and leave the remainder of the people
for its companion schools to teach? Or should all shools unite
their strength and cndc.iver to reach all the people? They
should adopt the latter course certainly. When a university
or college, such as those mentioned above, elects men con
nected with other denominations, or men that belong to 110
sect whatever it shows that they recognize the fact that educa
tion is intended for all and not for p. few. By placing their
schools under the direct supervision of outside men the perpet
uate the bond of union between institutions and will thus ac
complish a great deal more in the end.
ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENTS,
Miss Mcrta Mucllei is at the Sacred Heart convent at
'89. W. L. Stevens is principal of the public school at
'86.Miss Mary R. Campbell is tr.kiug post-graduate work
at the University.
'82. N. Z. Sncll was elected county attorney by an over
89. T. S. Allen was elected ns one of the (own super
visors on the democratic ticket.
Miss Mary Holmes is clerking nt Tcouingeli, She expects
to be in school again next term.
87. A. II, Ulgelow was seen about the headquarters of
the independent parly last week.
W. B. Graham was in th0 city n short thnc ago. He Is
with the Andrews opera company,
Charley Englehard, formerly of '91, has a position in the
wholesale house of Raymond Bros, oV Co.
Albert Joyce, a member of Tin'. Hi'.srauAN board ir. the
7o's, was in ihe city last week, lie is now a lawyer at Syra
'90. A. J. McCIatchlc while on his wny to California
stopped to visit E. R. Holmes at Kearney, Neb. and J. S.
Peery at Ogden, Utah.
'93. C. B, Goodell was in Lincoln a few days last week
visiting his many University friends. Charlie wus our best
catcher, and we miss him in our base-ball team.
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