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Homer's catalogue of ships can only be rivalled in prolixity by a catalogue of the innumerable colleges and "universities" of the West. Ohio, perhaps, can claim to be the greatest mother of colleges in the Union; at least her brood is more numerous than any other. Kenyon, Oberlin, University of Wooster, Baldwin University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio University (located amid the classic shades of "Athens"), Heidelberg College, Denison University, Wittenberg College, Antioch College - the list is truly apalling. The predominance of the title, "University," in such a list as the above is very significant. Nothing seems to satisfy the vaulting ambition of the Ohio man save a monopoly of national offices and a majority of the universities of the country. The "Ohio idea" evidently extends beyond the sphere of politics.

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