The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 23, 1894, Page 3, Image 3

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finally thoy havo bohold the results of their
continuous setting, they should receive the
sympathy of all their follow frats, in this
their hour of affliction. Wo are not fight
ing the fraternity. '"We are fighting the
ring that corrupts our University politics.
"When the lijht was on thev had not hatched
out, and now when they havo, we light their
Tammany methods and not their fraternal
The writer of "The History of a Grime"
was the "rankest of the barbs," was she?
Her article was a "senseless tirade," and
was written because the writer was
a sorehead? The Nobraskan twists and
squirms in order to beg the question. 'The
girl who wrote the "history," not the girl
who "was chosen," has reason to be proud
of her article. Its arguments have not been
"phased" a particle by all the misrepre
sentation of the Ncbrasksm. If the Johns
ton faction wants to know the history of the
"history" let them come around to the
writer and learn it. What the IIbspekian
prints it stands by. It makes no difference
who writes, as long as what they write is
the truth.
If "three fourths of the people present at
the meeting of the local oratorical associa
tion favored Johnston for delegate," it is
strange that they could not find throe men
who would Support him when it came to the
state convention. If those in opposition
were a "mere handful whom the students
have never seen fit to invest with any
power," it is strange that in three hours
thoy could have even as much influence
(this being all the Nebraskan will admit)
in gaining signers to petitions, as did the
Johnston faction, who started Sunday, the
day previous. If the Nobraskan states
Fi8horhad been a candidate for three weeks,
we retaliate by saying that Johnston had
boon the same as candidate for nearly a
year. Invotorato politicians havo their eyes
on the future. If W. M. Johnston had so
little opposition, why could he meet the
Crete . delegation at the depot with only
members of a prospective fiatcrnity? If
his power ramified in every direction, why
could he not influence the Crete delegation
when the opposition allowed his side to have
an interview? Whv could not his four men
and Mains, when down at Crete, influence
the Crete delegation, as against the argu
ments of the "coalition". Things do be
strange. Then to cap all we have the word
of a member of this delegation which acted
so honorably, that thoy did not regret their
vote which was apparently thrown away.
This from the Crete delegation which Johns
ton had so often befriended.
Consider the action of Doane and then
believe if you will that Cottier changed her
mind for nothing. We verily believe that
the Johnston faction must have used a Y.
M. C. A. racket of their own brand, and of
a special flavor on their denominational
friends. Their deals show, however, that
they did not have any Puritan in their firm.
The manner in which they pooled issues was
clearly set fourth in our last issue. It has
not been denied and so stands.
Graham returned of his own accord.
When he made known his action, he was
told that it would bo inexpedient to run
him fo vice-president as the Johnston
faction had promised to do. As this did
not change his determination to vote for the
right side, he was offered the vice-presidency.
Wo have proofs that this is true. If the
Nobraskan denies it, the whole thing re
solves itself into a simple question of
Then, why did we not call a meeting of
the association and instruct our delegation?
Wo would ask why the records of the
association which were in the hands of
Adam McMullen, who was secretary and
treasurer last year, were not handed over to
tho officers elected for '9tt? The constitu
tion is supposed to offer a few hints as to
the manner in which affairs are conducted
in tho association, and it is not reasonable
to expect that people are to act in the dark.
In the article in tho Nobraskan, reference is