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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 ever before. Yet .the fact is not. without its drawbacks, for women'are thus tempted into scores of positions for which they are, not fitted, with 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 nt some sort of writing, till their muscles and head ache together. . In both England and America they labour l .m factories ..long hours over hard and monotonous tasks, 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 s apt to consume their little savings. Therefore I any information which will enable them | to lessen such an outgo must; be welcomed ,by the host of prking women, s On tins point a recent letter received by us may throw a ray of light. The writer says: "Whena woman has to depend upon her fingers solely for a living it is a terrible thing to fall ill, even though it may be only a few days or weeks. This was my own. situation When I Was. first taken bad about ten years »go. It began I 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, whkh b#»s

bo I didn't know what fco do with myself. ! Some days I would nob eat a mouthful of solid food, so much afraid was I of the C'n it gave me. I have gone without d 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. 1 got so bad I had to lie m bed for days, nnd grew bo weak I could scarcely raise myself, on my elbows. I consulted doctor after doctor; I think I must hive 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 «f them did mo any good, thfcugh ray money went fast enough to pay th<» ftnd 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 often. Unless—which seldom happens —people get the right medicine afcnrsty it is a wonder t» me how they ever get it at all. What made me feel that Mother Seigel's remedy might be of stms use I doirt 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 its; 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 abbtii my heart is entirely gone, and I gain strength every day." Not*.—-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 addresß 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, of Manor Road, Bournemouth, Hants, who writes under a late date: "I desire to inform you o£ my wonderful recovery after taking Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. I was so low as to be unable to rise from lay lied, and thought I should never stand on my feet again. But by the blessing of God, and the use of the Syrup, I am to far recoveted as to be able to return to my work. lam a poor widow and have to work for my living, and have *n one or two occasions sold some of my things to buy Soigel's Syrup. For years I could not keep any food down and suffered from terrible headache. Now that lam well once more, I shall soon earn back a hundred times over the price of the good medicine that drove away my complaint."

A Judge was once obliged thus to address ft jury: Gentlemen of the jury, m this case the counsel on both sides are unintelligible, the witnesses on both sides are incredible, and the plaintiff and defendant are both such bad characters that to me it is indifferent m hich way you give your verdict." The latest strike m Australia has been among the bookmakers. They declined to pay for plying their business at Caulfield, because m addition they had to pay for admission. In consequence of the decision there was but little betting on the course and none m the paddock.

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2551, 23 October 1890

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2551, 23 October 1890

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