The horizon of college politics is again overcast, and angry mutterings of discontent are heard. Cornell has been afflicted with a student election, in which there was much bitterness and ill-feeling shown, and in which, if we may judge from the account of the matter in the Sun, some performances similar to the recent unfortunate election frauds at Yale took place. The occasion has called forth some very bitter reflections from our esteemed contemporary. It cries: "The student opinion that can countenance the disgraceful and unmanly words and actions that have come to be characteristic of a college election, is surely diseased and vitiated, and needs most emphatically some cleansing process. Have we come to such a pass that a man's reputation and character may be sacrificed upon the altar of student ambition, or to satisfy the spewing wrath of some vituperative, vindictive caucus monger?"
This is emphatic enough surely, and would seem to indicate a very sad state of affairs at Cornell. The lesson of wholesome moderation, we take it, is again enforced by all these doings.