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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN.

It is a boast often heard that there are a greater variety of occupations open to women nowadays than over before. Yet the fact is not without its drawbacks, for women are thus tempted, into scores of positions for which they are not fitted, wirh much consequent misery. Thousands of girls, especially m America, sit all day hammering at type-writers and telegraph instruments, stand on their feet for a dozen hours at a stretch m shops and stores* and bend over desks at some horfc of writing, till their muscles and head ache together. In both England and America they labour m factories long hours over hard and monotonous .tanks, often m a fearfully bad atmosphere, and for small wages. When they break down, the expense of having physicians, coupled with other costs of illness, is apt' to consume their little savings. 1 Therefor© any information which will enable Miem to lessen such an outgo must be welcomed by the host of working women. On this point a recent letter received by us may throw a ray of light. The writer says : " When a woman has to depend upon her fingers solely for a living it is a terrible thing to fall ill, even though ifc may be only'a few days or weeks. This was my own situation when I avaj jiu'st taken bad al>out ten years ago. ; it began with what I shall have. to describe as a heavy, sinking feeling at the. pit of the stomach, and a sensation of giddiness and faintness whilst at meals. On rising from the table I would often be attacked with palpitation of the heart, which beat so I didn't know what to do with myself. Some, days I would not eat a mouthful of solid food, so much afraid was I of the pain it gave me. I have gone without; food for three consecutive days ;and nights, till I thought I must surely starve. At the same time the desire to eat was so great I could have clutched eagerly at the hardest piece of stale bread. I got so bad*l had to lie m bed for'days, and grew so weak I could scarcely raise myself, on my elbows. I consulted doctor after doctor; I think I must have had not less than a dozen altogether. One called my illness by one name, and the others by other names. No two of them agreed as to what it really was that ailed me. None of them did 'me any good, though my money went fast enough to pay them and to buy the medicine they ordered. One day I saw m the " Christian Age " an account of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. Yet how could I believe mit ? I had trusted and hoped, and been deceived so i.fton. Unless—which seldom happens —people get the right medicine at first* it is a wonder to me how they;ever get it at all. What made me feel that Mother Seigel's remedy might, beef some use- I don't know ? but I think it was because it was discovered and made by a good woman who had been cured by it herself. At all events I sent for it and began to take it. Up to the time when I write this letter I have taken it seven weeks, and the change it has produced has Astonished all who know me. The pain about my heart is entirely gone, and I gain strength everyday." Note.—The writer of the above letter requested that her name should not be published. We feel bound to respect her wishes, although we have no doubt she will consent to our giving her name and address to any of her own sex who may desire to write to her, either directly or through us. : . ' ' , ,

A somewhat similar case is that of Mrs Annie West, ot Manor Road, Bournemouth, Hants, who writes under a late date: "I desire to inform you of my wonderful recovery after taking Mother Seigcl's Curative Syrup. I was so low^as to he unable to rise from niy bed, and thought I should never stand on my feefc again. But by the blessing of God, and the use of the Syrup, I am -to far recovered as to be able to return to my work. lam a poor widow and bay* to work for my living, and have on one' or two occasions sold some of my things to buy SeigelV Syrup. For year's I could mot keep any food down and suffered from ■terrible headache. Now that lam well once morjs, I shall soon earn bftk a hundred times over the price" of the good [ medicine that drove away my complaint^

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890

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