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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (April 24, 1909)
WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY.
Rev. Charles Stelzle Makes Interesting
Comment on Great Question.
It is not an ecclesiastical rile. To
b baptized or to attend a communion
service is to some men the sum sub
stance of Christianity. Others have
insisted that the Church represents
all that there is of Christianity. Un
fortunately, while the church has been
the instrument by which the truth
has been proclaimed, it has not al
ways been true to its own message.
Others, have said that religion is
Christianity. A man may be very re
ligious, and yet not be very much of
a Christian. There is a great differ
, ence between Christianity and -Religion."
Sometimes it is said that a
man has become insane because he
had too much religion. This may be
true, but you never heard of a man
becoming insane because be had too
What then is Christianity? There is
a test in Scripture which reads. "If
any man have not the spirit of Christ,
he la none of His. Christianity is a
character and a life; the possession
and the manifestation of the spirit of
Christ. Some men have given us a
distorted pictures of that life, and
others looking on, have said, "That is
It is not the life of the monk. Some
great and good men and women have
secluded themselves from the sin of
the world and the power of its temp
tation by entering monasteries, but
Christ, in praying for His Disciples,
said. "I pray not that thou shouldst
take them out of the world, but that
thou shouldst keep them from the
evil." The world needs its best men
and women as forces for righteous
ness. Neither is the Christian life the
life of the stoic The Puritans were
noble characters, but for most of them
this world was a howling wilderness.
To them laughter and mirth were the
signs of an unregenerate soul. Christ
does not command that a man should
shut his heart and his mind to the
good and the beautiful things of the
world the flowers and ferns, the rocks
and rivers, the skies and sunshine, the
melody and music. Christ's life was
a constant protest against the narrow
spirit of the Puritan.
The Christian life is not the life
of the Pharisee. The Pharisee was
a man who thought himself too good
to mingle with ordinary men. for fear
of contamination. Christ had nothing
but words of condemnation for such
The Christian life is not the dual
life a double life. Sometimes men
separate certain acts, and say of them,
"this is my religious life"; and of
another set of acts, "this is my secu
lar life." Christ never made such a
distinction. He taught that every act
of a man's life is a part of his Chris
tian life. It is not more of a religious
duty for you to go to church on Sun
day, than it is for you to go to the
shop, or office, or store on Monday.
One is just 'as sacred a duty as the
other. The life of the preacher is no
more a "religious' life than the life
of the day laborer should be. They
simply serve in different ways.
Christianity is not an ethereal thing
somewhere up in the sky. It has to
do with the here and now. There is no
more practical thing in the world.
What that life and that spirit is Christ
has told us in His teachings and in
His own life upon earth. Here, then
is the test of every man's Christian
ity, "If any man have not the spirit
of Christ, he is none of His."
THE RIGHT KIND.
Fred Kind the Kind of Man for Lin
coln Councilman ic Timber.
Fred H. E. Kind, secretary of the
Armstrong Clothing Co.. is a candi
date for councilman from the Sixth
ward. It so happens that under the
stress of politics he was nominated
by the republicans, but that will cut
no ice with voters of the union stripe
who are looking for the right kind of
councilmanic timber and Kind is the
right kind. With Fred Kind represent
ing them in the council the workers
will be assured of one friend at court,
anyhow. And if every worker in Lin
coln who is under obligations to Fred
Kind for favors rendered votes for
him his majority will- have to be run
through a compress before" he can get
it in his pocket.
Mr. Kind is a thorough business
man. up-to-date, public spirited and
enthusiastic. He is not a member of
any union, but he is in thorough sym
pathy with the principles of trades
unionism and wil be a real friend to
the workers in the council. If he gets
what is coming to him he will have
votes to spare when the polls are
tuberculosis and as illustrating the
open-air method in vogue at the in
stitution. The first copy of the sana
torium tent was made a gift to the
National Association for the Preven
tion of Tuberculosis in America; No.
2 and its accompanying paraphernalia
will he loaned to subordinate unions
in the jurisdiction of the parent orga
nizations upon request made to the
executive council of the printers in
Indianapolis. Colorado Springs Labor
A BISHOP INITIATED.
Rev. Robert Mclntyre Becomes Mem
ber of Bricklayers' Union.
The Bricklayers union gained a
distinguished ' accession to its mem
bership at its meeting Jast night,
when Rev. Robert Mclntyre, bishop
of the Methodist Episcopal church,
stationed in St. Paul was initiated.
The attendance was large and the
ceremonies imposing in consonance
with the event. Bishop Mclntyre
was a bricklayer in early life and has
never lost interest in the craft. He
is loyal to the principles of union
ism and means to show this by an
i active participation in the work c'
the union. St. Paul Union Advocate.
Union Printers' Plan Recommended
By Leading Physicians and Others.
Model house tent No. 2, built by the
Home carpenter, was expressed to
Newark, X. X, last Friday, and will
be shown as an exhibit by the local
typographical union in the campaigns
carried on by the International Typo
graphical Union in its warfare against!
Labor Commissioner Maupin is pre
paring to issue a letter, at the expense
of the state, in which labor anions
will be called upon to send represen
tatives to Lincoln to organize a feder
ation of labor. This move, according
to the opposition politicians, is merely
the first move in building up a big
union labor political machine. Gov.
Shallenberger was informed of the
plan. It is said the action is based
on a statutory provision making such
work a part of the business of the
labor bureau. Fremont Tribune.
LABOR'S MEMORIAL SUNDAY.
Due on Second Sunday In May and
Should Be Well Observed.
The American Federation of Labor
has dedicated the second Sunday in
May as "Labor's Memorial Sunday."
and Lincoln unionists should observe
it properly. The Wageworker sug
gests that the Central Labor Union
take up the matter at its next meet
ing and appoint a committee to make
the proper arrangements. The day
was observed last year, but owing to
the weather and a lack' of interest
less than a score of union men and
women listened to the memorial, ser
mon delivered by Rev. P. M. Orr. And
those who missed' that sermon missed
one of the finest trades onion
speeches ever delivered in the west,
from a pulpit. or any other rostrum.
It is to be hoped that this year will
see ' several hundred union men and
women facing the pastor who delivers
the annual memorial sermon.
SHALL WE ISSUE THE BONDS?
Whether or not Lincoln will have
a new high school building will be
decided by the voters of this city at
the spring election. The school board
has decided that $275,000 should be
spent for additions to be made to the
present high school accommodations
and for repairs on other school prop
erty. The electors will be asked to
decide whether the city shall pledge
bonds to that amount and for that
The bonds for the proposed build
ing will bear the dates of June 1. if
they 'are agreed upon, and will carry
4 1-2 per cei interest.
J Although envious competitors tried their
best to get the legislature to pass a bill to
prevent our giving Premium Tickets they
railed in their effort, Our giving of pre
miums is our way of sharing our profits
with our customers who concentrate their
Datronase with us. J Visit this deDart-
ment and see the big variety China, Pictures, Furniture, Etc, we
are offering as premiums.
We are agents for Ediaon Phono-
(raaha: prices range $12.60 to 960.
Mmob Records. 33c. up to 54c.
Owe and bear the new diaon
Bseaed. . It plays twice aa long and
oats enly 50c. If your machine is
Coo eld type we will adjust a new
ooipnteat on it for IS 00 and S7.00.
Ye can then play both kinds of
BAsen Records on it. Come in and
let ma show you.
We also handle disk machines:
price to 44. All are guar an teed.
We have just received
a new line of Records and
we will sell all 10-inch Disk
Records at one price, 50c
Among these we have a
number of fine vocal seec
tions that would sell for a
dollar, but we make them
all 50e. Come in and hear
them played before you buy
We wish te reduce our
stock of Disk Records and
with every cash sale of two
Recordg at 50c each, we
One Record Free
Your choice of any Disk
Record up to No. 5,000;
and with every cash sale of
four Records at 50c each,
your choice of any Disk
Record in stock.
THE DAYLIGHT STORE
STORE THAT S A T I S F
The Bargains Arc Now
While They Are Mips
why wait until the middle of summer to buy a
Spiring suit at ats bargain9 9 price when you can
buy) the same suit right now at the same price
Think it over!
We offer the bargain price right now while the season is young
and you have the pleasure qf appearing well dressed during all the
intervening time. And the price we ask you right now is the
"bargain price" you will be asked to pay two or three months
from now by others. What we save you now will pay your
way to a lot of the ball games. Worth figuring on, eh?
Union Men Should be Interested ,
What Union Men make Union Men should ; buy. , YouU
admit that, of course. Well, we' ve got theclothing that Union
Men make. You do the rest. We've got Union Made Shirts,
Union made Shoes, Union made hats, Union made Collars, Union
made Overallsall kind of Union made Goods, except the poor
kind. We ask you to call and let us convince you that we save
you money right now, not after while.
Our first price is the bargain price. If you pay us $15 or $20 for a Suit of Union
Made clothing now, you may rest assured that youH not see a man wearing one fust Eke
it three months from now and telling you that he got it for $7.50 or $10.00. If it's a $15
suit from this store he got fifteen dollars worth of value and got it at the beginning of the
season, not the fag end.
To Suit All .Tastes and Purses
Our lines are full and complete. We can suit your taste and your purse and for
every dollar you pay us you get one hundred cents of value.
The Union Man can find anything he wants in the clothing line with the label in
it at this store.
Speier & Sim
Tenth and O Streets
Newsy Notes From the Knights
Jack Plane and Saw.
Brother X. B. Rikard of University
Place is seriously sick at bis home
with Inflammatory rheumatism. He
was taken sick Friday and Saturday
was in such terrible pain that he was
for some time delirious. Sunday he
seemed a little better. Monday night
Brother Scarce went out and took care
of him through the night, and he and
Brother Chase were made a commit
tee to see that Mrs. Rickard's load of
caring for him is partly lifted, and if
they find best win install a nurse with
him. Mrs. Rickard is almost unable
to walk from the same trouble and it
comes pretty tough.
Brother Arthur Webster from local
789, Marissa, Ills., has been in town
and working for a non-union contract
or because he couldn't find the union.
His card was accepted and now he
is working where cards are carried.
The committee on the labor ex
change met in Brother Dickson's lit
tle room and decided that the lines
we had been working on could be im
proved on and another meeting is
called for Monday, May 3, at the same
place. The new plan is to lease a
whole floor of some building that
will make a good sized hall and a
couple of smaller ones, with an office
room for general headquarters, and
the Labor Exchange, with a small ci
gar . stand as a possibility; ' one of
the small halls to be fixed up fcr a
meeting place for the Ladies' Auxil
iaries, and the whole kept in apple
pie order. This can be done for bat
very little more. If any. expense
than the various locals are paying out
The committee has in mind an ideal
location, the only reason it cannot be
worked out is the everlasting lethargy
of many of the rank and file of the
wage-earners of the city. The idea
is not to make it a loafing place for
everybody, but to be open only to
men with cards in their pockets, in
short the beginnings of a Labor Tem
ple. The Wageworker will have some
more to say about this next week
and the daily papers will announce
the meeting so there ought to be a
good turnout. This will come up at
the C. L. IT. next Tuesday night and
a report of their action will be given
at least In the Wageworker.
Brother Dullenty is again down in
Cass county for a few days.
Everybody is either busy or dodging
A committee to protest to the Gov
ernor of Nebraska on the use of con
victs in the erection of the new stock
judging pavillion was appointed.
The proposed new overall contract
was discussed a little, but as sufficient
information was not at hand no ac
tion was taken.
HOGS OR CHILDREN?
Worcester Labor News Wonders Why
Things Are As They Are.
Mrs. Mary Crowell of Byron, I1L,
has won a great reputation as a raiser
of high-grade hogs. Buyers compete
for her animals, and they bring the
largest market price. George Pratt,
hog-buyer for Armour & Co., is report
ed as saying: "On genera principles
I am opposed to woman suffrage, but
a woman who can raise as good
droves of hogs as Mrs. Crowell can is
as much entitled to vote as I am.
This shows the incompleteness of the
purely commercial view of the woman
question which largely prevails ia the
financial world. A woman who can
raise fine hogs is declared to be- wor
thy to cast a ballot, but a woman
who raises a family of fine children,
as thousands of womea are doing, is
not thought -, deserving of a vote.
Which is worth more, hogs or boys
and girls? Worcester, Msssl. Labor
Labor Temple Day, May 12.
Be a Booster for the Tcmofa.
CHILD LABOR COMMITTEE.
The Nebraska Child Labor Commit
tee met at the University Administra
tion building last Saturday aftrraooo.
Professor Howard presided. John J.
Ryder, committee secretary, was pres
ent. The committee adopted a eonsii
tution and provided for life members,
active members and associate Slum
bers. The interest manifested ia the
enforcement of the chad labor law was
good to see. Prominent club women
are Interested fat the move meat, and
they will be of great assistance ia the
NOTHING DOING MAY t.
May 1 will be observed by labor ia
many cities, bat there will be nothing
doing in that line ia Lincoln. Chicago,
Xew York. Philadelphia. Washington.
Boston, and other large industrial tes
ters will have parades. As a result of
these preparations the capitalistic
press is howling "socialism" and an
archy." and the police are preparing
to inflame the public so it caa hare
the credit of "patting down anarchy."
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