A ward book has been kept by the residents for two 
years in which have been noted matters of sociological 
interest found in the ward. Many instances of the sweat- 
ing-evil and child-labor have been recorded, as well as 
unsanitary tenements and instances of eviction. 
After the passage of the factory and workshop bill, 
which includes a clause limiting women's labor to eight 
hours a day, the young women employees in a large fac- 
tory in the near neighborhood of Hull-House formed an 
eight-hour club for the purpose of encouraging women 
in factories and workshops to obey the eight-hour law. 
This club has maintained its position, and done good 
missionary work for the cause. They have developed 
a strong sense of obligation toward employees in shops 
where the wages are low, and the employees much less 
favored than themselves. Their enthusiasm has carried 
them across a caste line. This club meets at Hull- 
House, and makes full use of the social factor so essen- 
tial in fusing heterogeneous elements. 
was formed during the first year of residence at Hull- 
House, and has met weekly ever since, with the excep- 
tion of the two summer months. In the summer of 
1893, however, owing to the number of interesting 
speakers to be secured from the World's Fair Con- 
gresses, the club met without interruption. The pur- 
pose of the club is the discussion of social and economic 
topics. An opening address of forty-five minutes is fol- 
lowed by an hour of discussion. The speakers in the