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HE?rTJ?f'rv sy. wtrfictr-tawpvs-t'j
was h'Jtle to put in them. Wage
man said investigation had been
made by federal medical officials,
and over half of the employes
yere found to be suffering from
poison. This, he told the women,
was wjiat made their husbands
When the state factory inspec
tor's office investigated the same
'conditions it was declared that
thereVasbut one case of such a
nature that it could be made a
lest wjurany nope ui lurcing me
WjoHi co. to remedy conditions.
W Buf7,he declared, the men were.
sick?, ana. tney naa 10 siriKe. 1 nere
was" no other course ropen to them,
- Miss Emma Steghagen,. secre
"tary,'bf fhe Women's t Trades
Union League, 'counseled the wo--nien
tor'siipport their -husbands in
their fighfc She explained the
; principles of "unionism to them,
and'said that they would be given
- "Your husbarids were poisoned
. by the insanitary conditions m
.which they were forced to work,"
she-saidv "They were right in
striking. You must keep up your
courage- and hejp them win. It
would be wrong to permit them
to work urider present conditions,
1 We all know that the fight is hard
for you. It is upon you and your
children that the brunt of the suf
fering' falls, but remember what
ydur husbands had to endure
when they were working.
"We are going to support you,
' and will see that you do not suffer
for want of food. These meet
ings will be continued, and you
can help by attending them and
letting us know wh'en. you are jir
Miss Agnes Johnson of the
league and a number- of speakers
talked to the wpmen in their own
languages, many pi them being
unable to understand English,
and When they fuHy comprebendr
ed conditions, thejr faces lit wjth
the fjre of deterrninafion to stick
with theif men through trpuble.
Their men had worked uncoirf
plainingly for them, and the ba
bies in surroundings that bred
death and sipkness,
The material touch was given
to the gathering by Miss Zelia -Emerson,
a wealthy young wom
an from Michigan, .cpnnected
with theTrades Union League,
who provided coffee ands sand
wiches for vthe njen and women,
and gave each child a bag of
Other meetings, of the same
kind will be held every Wednes
day while thestrike lasts.
THE PLOT THICKENS
Hark! Hark 1 it', snow Champ
Clark! " "
The political boss bees are
They come with wings and party
And hangers-on by the dozen.'
Iowa women have $5,000 cam
paign fund to figrht candidates
who refuse to declare for suffrage.
wno said women knew nothing
"Hitch your wagon to a star"
is what Woodfow'Wilson did,'