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ut band for congressional recognition
of this truth, and unless the congress
men do recognize It the people will try
representatives whose ears are not
dumb to the clamor of their con
stituents. Tie Medical Cotkgc of the Univemty
When a thing Is done In hugger mug
ger. Immediately the suspicion arises
that there Is something crooked, some
thing rotten In Denmark. The regents.
Chancellor and professors who con
summated the plan of placing the med
ical department of the state university
In Omaha kept still about It until the
arrangements were made and the vote
taken. The Omaha medical school has
found It difficult to meet expenses, and
by the present arrangement the univer
sity teaches the students In the first
two years of laboratory work, while
the last two years of the course are
spent In Omaha. If one college of the
university Is located In Omaha, why
may not others be located In various
parts of the state? If the institution
Is spread thin It will reach over more
of the state. "Why should it be con
centrated In Lincoln? The action of
the regents and of the head of the in
stitution resembles that of the council
gang composed of ward politicians and
schemers who voted to suspend the
rules in order that a railroad might lay
Its tracks at midnight on one of the
There have been, and perhaps they
are still canvassing the city. Mormon
missionaries who are distributing their
tracts fom door to door. They go to
the back doors of the dwelling houses,
leave tracts with the maids and in a
day or two return and argue their
creed. It is In this way that the prop
agation of this most superstitious an1
Immoral religion is carried on. The mis
sionaries are men of pleasing address.
They sympathize with the lives of the
maids and endeavor to convert them
to Mormonlsm. We are not Boxers
and can not use their methods. These
men do more harm that the slot ma
chines, but we can not remove them.
The Mormon church looks forward to
a time when their converts will be
spread 'over the land. They can not
have any Influence with educated wo
men, but among the Ignorant, Ingenu
ous hordes of Europe at work In the
kitchens, the missionaries are tnaklng
progress. If they "came to the front
door the mistress would inquire of the
doorkeeper their errand, but they go
to the rear door and the maid who
answers their knock has just learned
the English language. Mormon means
no more to her than Methodist or Bap
tist. He explains that he is a Christ
ian, and she thinks It is some lover of
humanity seeking souls who has found
out her loneliness. Her heart Is soft
ened, and not being protected by
prejudice against the nefarious doc
trine, the poor girl is sometimes a piti
fully easy victim. If she has lived
long enough In this country to have
the habit of the American Bible, the
newspaper, she knows something cjbout
the sect and snubs its apostle as he
In spite of the objectionable religion
which the emissary represents, and In
spite of his sneaking methods, there is
nothing we can do to put him out or
keep him .out of the community. A He
can not prevail, however It may seem
to be spreading. There Is really no
danger of the triumph of the Mormon
church so long as the very Imperfect
and poorly adjusted system of public
education continues. And If it im
proves there Is still less reason to be
troubled on this account. In earlier
days, not so very long ago In Nebras
ka, when it was jiart of lne Doraer oi
civilization. Mormon missionary who
attempted by Mormon seductions to
deceive the ignorant, would have been
ungently hustled out of town if not
shot. The advanced degree of culture
we have reached In Lincoln has Its dis
advantages. When a son of Beelzebub
arrives we are obliged to treat him po
litely or at least not to subject him to
discomfort so long as he does not
break the laws. He is teaching a doc
trine as false as the one In regard to
the moon being composed of green
cheese. But we could not arrest a pled
piper who should lecture on the moon,
and we can not prosecute a dlscip'.e of
Joseph Smith who teaches stuff that
was found by the man who burled
them on the copper plates. But the
aboriginal, unconquerable impulse In
the breast of every man who Is a man
is to kick him out of the city limits.
"The Fiddler of Gmund"
Father Bradley. Catholic priest and
chancellor of the diocese of Lincoln,
has written a little book of poems,
published by the South Platte Publish
ing Co. of this city. "The Fiddler of
Gmund" is a legend told in rhymed
couplets of a fiddler who played be
fore the statue of St Cecilia. The
musician was penniless and hungry,
and he played a prayer for help to the
"Smiling sweetly dawn she stoops.
Starting out of stony calm:
From her foot the gold unloops,
Throws it to the son of song."
When the citizens who have set the
statue in the shrine and dressed the
saint in a silver mantle and clothed her
beautiful feet in golden shoes, found
the tramp with one of the golden shoes,
they Immediately concluded that he
had stolen It. On the way to the gal
lows, for stealing was a capital crime,
in the middle ages, the procession
passed the shrine where the saint still
beamed beneficent. The fiddler asked
permission to play before her again
and the headsman consented. If the
saint pitied his hunger she would
surely pity and save him from the dis
graceful death to which the public
spirited townsmen had condemned him.
He played an appeal which would move
a stone or the fishes of Orpheus. The
saint heard, s stooped again and gave
him the other little golden shoe. The
citizens saw, and though they were
loth to give up the execution, they had
seen a miracle and thereafter all fid
dlers who straggled Into Gmund were
sure of a welcome and a feast. Father
Bradley's lines are a translation of
There are translations from Horace"
and from several German poets. The
original poems are the expressions of
a deeply religious and meditative man.
Some of them suggest the midnight oil,
but the note of sincerity and of true
feeling is unmistakable. The author
says that the poems were written at
various times and under the influence
of other skies. "Nor would they now
see the light of day but that the writer
hopes by their sale to benefit a cause
which he has very much at heart, to
wit, the prosperity, spiritual and ma
terial, of two communities which he
has had the pleasure of serving for a
number of years." Everyone who
reads the little book will hope that the
author's hopes may be fully realized.
From a return lately laid before the
relchstag, says The United Service Ga
zette, it appears that last, year 1.645.8W
young men, became nominally available
for service In the forces of the German
empire. From this number, however,
large deductions had to be made 135,168
men had emigrated without leave, and
97,819 were absent without leave from
other causes: 573.799 were sent back for
a year; 25,175 had entered the army and
1,209 the navy as volunteers: 82,116 were
detailed for Erastz reserve, others were
found medically unfit, others were dis
qualified for other causes, so that finally
only 222,667 were drafted Into the army
and 6,184 Into the navy.
C LUB NOTE S
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
Sorosls met Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. F. L. Wharton. Mrs. C. L. Hall
talked of Ruskin and Turner.
An important business meeting of the
Matinee Musicale will be held Monday
afternoon, at three o'clock, at Walsh
hall. All active members are requested
The open meeting of the Matinee
Musicale, announced for next Monday
evening, the twenty-first, has been
postponed until Tuesday evening, the
twenty-second. It will be held In the
new chapel of the state university. The
public Is Invited. Admission free.
The Century club closed a pleasant
and profitable season with a kenslng
ton given Tuesday afternoon at the
executive mansion; with Mrs. E. P.
Savage as hostess. Eighteen ladies
were present. Current events were
discussed, Cecil Rhodes' will taking
much of the time. At four o'clock a
dainty luncheon was served In two
courses, on small tables, placed In the
The society of the Hall In the Grove
met last Friday with Miss Jeanette
Green. Mrs. A. E. Kennard read a pa
per on "The Women of the White
House." Mrs. F. W. Gibson gave the
views of the leaders of religious
thought on the "Higher Criticism."
Mrs. E. Lewis Baker talked of Brazil
very entertainingly. The next meet
ing will be with Doctor Ruth Woods
at Thirteenth and N streets.
The last open meeting of the Matinee
Musicale, for this season, will be given
next Tuesday evening In the new
chapel at the university. The public
is invited. Admission will be free. The
following program will be presented.
Choruses for ladies' voices: (a) Spring,
C B. Hawley; (b) Snow, Elgar, violin
obllgatos. Miss Ensign. Mr. Hagenow; (c)
Minuet. Patty Stair. Matinee Musicale
chorus, Mrs. P. V. M. Raymond, director.
Piano (a) Bird as Prophet, Schumann;
(b) Warum, Schumann; (c) Reverie,
Moszkowski. Miss Marie Hoover.
Soprano Leiti Signor, Meyerbeer. Mrs.
Organ and strings Caprlcio Itallen,
Tschaikowsky. First violin. Miss Ina En
sign; 2d violin. Mr. Willie Mudra; viola.
Mr. Charles Hagenow; bass, Mr. Leon
Baker; 'cello. Miss Lillian Elche; organ,
Mrs. P. V. M. Raymond.
Piano Scherzo in B minor, Chopin.
Miss Emily Perkins.
Vocal duet II Regatta, Rossini. Mrs.
R. A. Holyoke, Mrs. E. Lewis Baker.
Violin concerto in G minor. Max Bruch;
Allegro Moderato, Adagio, Allegro Ener
glco. Miss Silence Dales, violin; Miss
Marie Hoover, piano.
Mrs. P. V. M. Raymond at the piano.
7sr fe "e r
The Woman's club met Monday af
ternoon at Walsh hall. The program
was in charge of the literature depart
ment. It was expected that Reverend
Rowlands would give a lecture upon
"Walt Whitman," but owing to a mis
understanding with regard to the date,
he failed to appear, which was a dis
tinct disappointment to the audience.
An enjoyable musical program com
pensated in part. The following num
bers were presented: -
Impromptu in B fiat, Schubert, Miss
Cora Herrick; "Love's Sorrow," Shel
ley, Mrs. Eugene C. Tullis, accompan
ied by Mrs. Ralph Johnson; "Doris,"
Nevin, Mrs. E. L. Williams, accompan
ied by Miss Griggs, pianist, Mrs. F. L.
Maddox, violinist, Mr. Steckelberg, 'cel
list. Encores were demanded and granted,
after all the numbers. As the officers
will be absent at the time of the next
meeting, the retiring president, Mrs. H.
M. Bushnell, gave an address in which
she thanked the members for their sup
port, and spoke of the pleasure and
profit she had derived from her two
years as president of the club. The
other officers gave their annual reports.
The last meeting will be held the twenty-eighth
at the university gymnasium,
when Miss Barr will, talk of physical
culture, and give an exhibition drill.
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