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THE WORKERS' INSTITUTE TO PICTURE THE v
STRUGGLE OF HUMANITY FOR FREEDOM
Superintendent Workers. Institute.
In the clubrooms of the Workers'
institute the students and the chil
dren are preparing a surprise for the
workers and radical of Chicago.
Day and night they are working,
over a hundred of them, upon a won
derful historical pageant, illustrating
in a series of living pictures the great
struggle of humanity for light, joy
and freedom, v
The Workers' institute does not
. need any introduction to the readers
of this paper. It is the first real at
tempt of labor to take the education
of the workers and their children In
its own hands. A handful of work
ingmen are maintaining two build
ings, where classes are condugtd
every night in the week, lectures
held by the most prominent radicals
in town, and one of the biggest rad
ical Sunday schools in the- country is
gradually growing upy'
The Institute is founded with three
1 To bring education within the
reach of every man, woman and
2 To distribute education from
the viewpoint of &e worker.
3 To free education from the
curse of philanthropy and profit.
It is because of this last principle
that the Workers' institute never ap
peals even to the radical labor ele
ment of Chicago for assistance, never
sends ous committees' to solicit con
tributions. Yet we, at the Institute,
are anxious to acquaint our numer
ous friends arid sympathizers with
our work and give them a chance to
co-operate with us for the great
cause of modern education. And
with that purpose in view we are or
ganizing a historical pageant and
masquerade ball on Saturday, Jan.
20, at the Second Regiment armory.
artists and musicians we hope to '
make it a thing of art and beauty.
Here is the general plan:
A chifcT, tired of the dry, uninter-.
esting grind and disicipline of the old
school, turns to Evolution, who in
troduces him to Change, and reveals
before him the great struggle of
mankind toward Light, Joy and '
In a series of living pictures his
tory is unrolling itself before the ..
wondering eyes of teacher and pu
pil. The stone age, with its iron rule
of custom and traditions; Egypt, the
birthplace of the sciences, and the
Hebrew slaves revolting against op
pression; Greece, with its arts,
democracy and philosophers; the
Dark Ages and the rebirth of learn
ing; 'the French revolution and the1
message of Rouseau, followed by
'Froebel, Pestalozzi, Tolstoi and Fer
rer. Lastly, the American history in
three pictures, culminating in. the
triumph of free modern education. N
Besides the pageant, a number of
radical organizations, unions and in
dividuals will compete for, prizes
and a real good time is promised to
every red-blooded radical and icono
clast The whole radical movement
will be represented there.
"The Workers' institute invites all
the friends of free education to at
tend the masquerade- and pageant
and transform it into a real demon
stration of all radical elements of the
labor movement. Remember the
time, Saturday, Jani 20; the place,
Second Regiment armory; the pur
pose, joy and freedom for alt
ARRESTED AS "MASHER!1 .
Albert SQbanek, 65, 1484 S. Avers
av., was arrested Monday as a
."masher" in The Fair on complaint
of, Mrs. Beth JonesTa saleswoman.
She says he approached, her four
times, asking her to accent a job as
assistance of prominent housekeeper in his Borne.