The next U. S. Senate will contain 47 republicans, 39 democrats and two farmers' alliance. The Detroit Journal has long been masquerading as an independent sheet. It now strives to pose as the republican party organ. It has not changed hands. The wolf has merely thrown off the sheep's clothing and appeared in its true guise. The Stockbridge Sun, an independent paper, with somewhat republican leanings, says: Without regard to party and party affiliation, and without saying a syllable against either of his opponents, we recommend the support at the election of Hon. John W. Champlin for the office of Justice of the Supreme Court. Mr. Champlin has been' a faithful justice of that court for eight years, and his decisions have been marked for ability and integrity, and such services should not go unrewarded. Judges of the highest tribunals of the state ought not to be put out of office for mere partizan zeal. The long seryices of Cooley, Campbell, Christiancy and Graves have placed our Supreme Court and its opinions in in the fore front ranks, and stability in our courts is much to be sought after. Carroll D. Wright, in his address in the Unitarian church, Sunday evening, on Religión in Politics, gave utterance to several trite truths, which while generally admitted, are too often not acted upon. In speaking of the Christian's duty to vote as well as to pray, he said: " No man who stays away from the primaries has a right to complain of the misdoings there." This is so true as to form an axiom in political ethics. And vet we do hear men complain of nominations made possible by the general non attendance of caucuses. Another sentiment of Mr. Wright's is respectfully referred to the editorial writer of the Democrat, without comment. It is, "A non-partisan government is a weak one. It is often used to cover up wrongs, the schemes of rings. On the other hand, political parties, in spite of all intrigues, are the bulwarks of a representative government."