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Tfricces ol Music
that are to sell
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AS is the handiest and most economical tuel
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the fire to get started. There is no waste ot
fuel because the fire ends immediately, it has served its
purpose. It requires no kindling. There is neither soot
nor ashes. It is cheaper than coal or wood. Coal users
are regularly discarding coal to use gas. Gas users
never discard it for coal. This is a valuable hint.
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ranges free. Our salesroom is open evenings until 9:30.
CAPITAL AUXILIARY NOTES.
(Edited by Mrs. H. W. Smith and
Mrs. J. G. Sayer.)
Indianapolis, Feb. 3, 1906.
Mrs. H. '.' Smltn, Lincoln, Nebr.
Dear Mrs. Smith: The Wageworker
is to be congratulated on having an
Auxiliary department and also on hav
ing such able editresses as yourself
and Mrs. Sayer.
I am sure you will find the work
interesting and that you will see a
great benefit in your Auxiliary from
being represented in a. paper devoted
to the interests of organized labor.
There are so many subjects -which
can be discussed in an Auxiliary de
partment that will be beneficial, that
I must start out on the old reliable
one of, Do you ask for the label?
Women, in general, have just begun
(you might say) to take up the cause
of union labor as a part of their work.
It seems the yhave never fully real
ized the importance of their becoming
interested enough to hunt up a store
where union made goods are for sale,
such as hats, shoes, shirts and ready
made garments of all kinds. Then
we should ask for union carpenters,
bricklayers, painters, paper hangers,
and so on down the line. We are often
met by excuses for not furnishing
union labor, but if we insist, union
labor will be found.
The members of the various unions
are to blame. In a measure, for women
not insisting on the label. Many men
think if they pay their dues, keep up
their assessments and go to a meeting
occasionally they are doing their
whole duty. But this is not enough.
The wage-spender must be enlight
ened as to the places where goods
bearing the union label can be found, J
and, by the way, an auxiliary is a
very good place in which to acquire
As a suggestion, why could not our
International body prepare a ctruiar
or small book, national in 'ls' charac
ter, with the various; laoels in use, and
with articles manufactured and names
of manufacturers in it? This could
be Issued monthly, new labels or goods
being added as necessary. The ex
pense to be shared by the seevral
unions and .manufacturers interested.
' A book off this kind in the hands of
the wage-spender would enable her to
ask for goods manufactured by firms
using the union label, and instead of
becoming the laughing stock of clerks
and floor-walkers, as Mrs. Kennedy
has said, the inquiry would suggest to
the proprietor the desirability of
handling goods bearing the label.
Auxiliary1 No. 5 is in a flourishing
condition, but there is always room for
more members and we are always en
deavor! ngy to reach more possible ap-
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J LINCOUNi . NEBRASKA 2
plicants for membership in our organ
ization. We celebrated Benj. Franklin's
birthday with a social and as a sou
venir of the occasion, a small picture
on cardboard was given to each per
son attending. The affair was very
enjoyable and we considered it quite
a success. ,,
With best wishes for success In
your undertaking, I am
MRS. JOHN H. KONERSMAN.
2070 Cooper St.
.Louisville, Ky., Feb.
Mr. Dear Mrs. Smith: I feel hon
ored to have the privilege of tossnig
my bonnet in your Auxiliary den. I
will stop long enough ' to say a few
worde about Louisville and its. Aux
iliary work, and how we are handling
the strike for the eight-hour day for
our job men. One of the most effec
tive aids to our men is the efforts we
are making to win over the business
men, the retailers who supply our
household necessities. We have made
fine progress on this line. Wherever
we go we use the label argument,
which we try to impress them is the
emblem of fair conditions for us and a
larger purchasing power for their cus
tomers. As a guarantee that they are
with us, we cnl ynsk that their print
ed matter bears the union label. We
are also doing work along legislative
lines. We have sent petitions to our
governor and our legislators calling
their attention to our overstocked mar
kets with convict labor made goods.
We ask the mto use the power invest
ed in them to stop this great evil as
it is a menace and injury to the me
chanical classes. We do not know
whether it will do much good but will
certainly keep it up for we beltewf in
agitation and education as aremedy
for such evils. Ournsjsr!fg who until
recently ' lockedJpon us with indul
gence ajvi-'Some, I must say, with dis
iaV0', as if we were, a lot of children,
have awakened to the realization that
we are in fact an auxiliary with power
for good. Kentucky is to have a
"home coming," June 13-17, in honor
of all her absent children that are
scattered over tbe United States. If
any of our "Corncracker" friends in
the beautiful city of Lincoln contem
plate coming home on that occasion,
Mr. Kane told me to tell you to say to
them on the quiet, that they need not
worry about anything, save the crack
ers. We have the best in abundance.
I told him I would not tell you any
such a thing, as I am a White Ribbon
Now , let me say we love your city,
for th3 name it bears. The immqrtal
Lincoln is revered in every home in
this grand old commonwealth.
I jWill close with wishes for the suc
cess of your column, your Auxiliary,
the eight-hour day for Our men and
10c per capita tax for our women.
MRS. JOHN D. KANE,
3rd V.-P., W I. A.
Capital Auxiliary Notes.
Our meeting with Mrs. Locker was
a very pleasant one, and considerable
business was transacted.
If the editor is not more careful in
his remarks we will have to call him
onto the carpet, for we have always
found Mrs. Maupin "at home' wher
ever she might happen to be.
We were pelased to see the item
about Mrs. Hoon in last week's Wage-
worker, and tp know that Mr. Hoon's
health is so much improved.
This week the Auxiliary held no offi
cial meeting but the visiting commit
tee is working just the same, and
those who 'are sick or unable to at
tend are thus brought into touch with
the regular workings of the organiza
tion. This feature of the efforts of
the Auxiliary is one of the best argu
ments for our raison d'etre, and will
be a great aid in cementing the print
ers into a strong, loyal brotherhood.
Mrs. Bert Wilson was sick with a
cold and could not attend the meeting
Mrs. Fred Ihringer was threatened
with la grippe the past week, but is
Mrs. Freeman has moved from 1240
D street to Thirty-first and IT.
Mrs. TJhlman and Mrs. Worley were
elected to membership in the Auxil
iary at the last meeting. ,
The last meeting had a larger atten
dance than we have had for some
time. The meetings are more sociable
in the homes than in a hall.
The ladies were pleased to have
Mrs. Frank Odell with them once more
as she has bee nabsent for several
The Auxiliary has been asekd to
assist No. 209 with its silver anniver
sary ball to be held on February 22 at
Fraternity hall. The Auxiliary will
have the supper in charge and the
committee is making preparations for
a good One. You will certainly miss
something fine if you stay away from
The next meeting of the Auxiliary
will be hel dat the home of Mrs. John
Marshall, 1523 North Twenty-sixth
street. Be sure and come out.
We are pleased to be able this week
to print letters from Mrs. John Kon
ersman, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. John
D. Kane, third vice-president, Louis
Marguerite Barngrover has been on
the sick list the past few days, neces
sitating the attention of a doctor.
Omaha Club Women Looking After
Welfare of the Toilers.
If the Omaha merchants are del
uged for the next few months with
demands for goods bearing union la
bels they will know that it is the
direct result o a meeting of the social
science department of the Woman's
club Monday afternoon, at which there
were many enthusiastic speeches.
A paper on the "National Consum
ers' League Label", was read by Mrs.
Burbank, who gave some incidents of
the conditions under which the sweat
shop workers labor in the crowded
eastern cities. She urged every wom
an to ask for goods with the consum
ers' label, which guarantees' that the
garments were made under perfect
Will Maupin, t editor of the Wage
worker of Lincoln, urged that the
union label be asked for( and con
ceded that the consumers' label was
all right in its way, but that its scope
was not broad enough. He claimed
for the union label that it not only
guaranteed that the factories turning
out union label goods were in perfect
sanitary condition, but that the em
ployes were paid good wages and thus
enabled to live under sanitary condi
tions themselves. He insisted that the
union label barred out child labor.
Mr. Maupin said he believed in
woman maintaining the home for
which the husband, worked, and that
any condition which forced any wom
an or child out to take an active part
iJJrlte industrial conditions of the day,
-as wrons ?n principle and vicious in
theory. He declared that 'any indus
trial condition whict threatened the
home and its happiness wasTa menace
to the republic. ' ' ,
The trades unions, he said, sought i?
protect the women and children from
the intatiate greed of unscrupulous
coroprations. Race suicide, he de
clared to be merely a mother's strike.
He denounced the bargain counter
craze and the folly of purchasing bar
gains at the price of a woman's life.
For one of his illustrations he
showed a pair of union label overalls
which were paid" for 1 at the rate of 63
cents a dozen and balanced them by a
pair which were made in a sweat shop
in Lincoln and for which the employe
drew 43 cents a dozen for making. This
same employe, a crippled girl, earns
$2.48 per week. African slavery, he
said, was clean and mild compared
with child slavery of today the white
salves of debased industrialism.
Following Mr. Maupin, Mr. Lovley of
St. Louis spoke of the' industrial con
ditions in the east and described the
"open shop system," which he declared
to be', instead, a closed shop cloaed to
all union laborers. He also delivered
a slap at convict labor.
Mr. Robinson, rBockton, Mass.; Mr.
Pratt, Cleveland; Mr. Sancha, Omaha,
president of the Omaha Label league,
and F .A. Kennedy, editor of the West
ern Laborer, Omaha, spoke upon thi3
subject. Mr. Kennedy declared that
women who keep up a good front and
provide a good'' home for their hus
bands and children upon wages of $10
and $12 a week were the best finan
ciers in the world. He urged the club
women to demand the union label
goods and to stand together upon the
question pf child labor, adding that all
the talk in the world was but wasted
breath if they did not have the cour
age of their convictions and continue
to demand better industrial conditions
A large number of visitors from tho
woman's auxiliary of the typograph
ical union were present and were much
interested in the program and the en
thusiasm of the speakers. Omaha
CLUB WOMEN WORK.
Interest of Toiling Children Arouse
Them to Great Activity.
Peculiarly illustrative of the ways
and methods by which women are out
growing their conservatism through
the medium of the woman's club, the
members of the social science depart
ment of the local club were Monday
afternoon treated to a liberal presen
tation of the object and value of labor
unions through a program announced
as explanatory of the white label of
the National Consumers' League. The
origin and object of the Consumer'
League were presented by, Mrs. Clara
Burbank in a paper, in which she fur
ther pointed out the responsibility of
the club woman in creating the demand
for the goods bearing the label which
i.5 a guarantee that they have been
manufactured under sanitary and
wholesome conditions, for a fair wage
and that no person under 16 years of
age has worked on them.
From its small beginning in 1899, the
league ha3 grown to include branches
in twenty states, and the- club women
constitute a substantial proportion of
its membership. At present the whito
label is used ..most on women's wear,
particularly white underwear, and
women are urged to insist on buying
goods so marked a3 the most prac
tical and surest way of eventually
abolishing child labor and overcdming
other manufacturing evils against
which they are striving.
On invitation of the department, Mr.
Will M. Maupin of The Wageworker
spoke of the labels . of the various
trades unions, what they stand for and
why it is to the interest of women
especially to lend their support to ex
tending the demand for union label
goods. "Any industrial system that
necessitates women laboring outside
the home is wrong in principle and
vicious in theory," he said. "The home
ia the woman's rightful place, and any
thing that takes her from it and de
prives it of her influence is a menace
to that home." And then he told the
women that the union. labeLi&JUguar
antee of manufacturing conditions that
will! correct many of the present wrong
conditions and make it possible for
women and children to resume their
proper and natural places. He found
no fault with the Consumer's League
label except tfiat it does not guarantee
enough and asked the co-operation of
the women in pushing the union label
by asking for goods bearing it. He
condemned the "bargain sale" and the
dainty finery in women's wear that is
bought by heedless women totally ig
norant of the tears and blood and
sweat that are sewed inot them by
their despairing sisters , in eastern
sweat shops. He described the sweat
shops of the large -cities he had per
sonally visited, where practically every
kind of wearing apparel is made and
amid conditions as dangerous to tho
eventual purchaser as they are hard for
the unfortunate laborers..' He told the
story, now familiar to club women,
of the wearing apparel being made in
the dark rooms of the New York tene
ments where all manner of disease,
contagious and otherwise, , existed and
actually wiorked on by men and women
far gone wiht consumption. He con
cluded by assuring the women that if
the trades unions can have the jo
operation of the club women of the
country for a few years .' the battle
against the sweat shop, child labor and
the other evils will be won. Mr. Mau
pin illustrated his argument with two
pairs of overalls, one made by union
labor at 62 cents a dozen and one made
by non-union labor at 42 cents o dozen.
Several other men present, represen
tatives of various unions, were invited
to sp?ak and each added something to
the argument that the greatest possi
bilities oi solving this problem through
the demand' for labeled good3 lies with
the women who do so much of the buy
ing. ., Besides, representatives of ' the
labor unions, members of the Woman's
Auxiliary to Typographical Union No.
190 were guests Of the department.
While all of the irerchants of the city
have been requested to send the heads
of their women's white goods departs
ments to the meeting that they might
know more of the work of the league,
only two stores wfcre represented.
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