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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 nowaday* 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, wich much consequent misery. Thousands of girls, especially m America, sit all day hammering at type-writers and telegraph instruments,, stand on their feet foi a down hours at a stretch i<i shops and stores, and bend over desks at some sort 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 ,'fl.pfc to consume their little' savings. ' Therefore any information which will'enable *hem to lessen such an outgo must bewelcomed by the host of orking women! ' On this point a recent letter receive^ by us may throw a ray ,of light. The, s;ritec says: "Whena woman has to depep'd upon her fingers solely, for a-living, it * lg ' a terrible thing to fall ill, even, though ife raiiy bo only a few days or week?.. "'This was my own situation when I >yas first taken bad about ten years ago, It'began with what I shall have to describe aa 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 •o I didn'h 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 eao was so great I could have'clutched •agerly at the hardest piece of stale bread. I got so bad I 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 dosen 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 thtm did me any good, chough my money went fast enough to pay them and to buy the medicine they ordered., . -, . One day I saw m th* "Christian Age " an account of Mother Seigel'H Curative Syrup. Tet how could I believe mit ? I had trusted and hoped, and been deceived so often. Unless—which seldom happen* —people get the right medicine: at first it is a wonder to me how theyßver get it at all. What made me feel that Mother Sei gel's remedy might ha of some use I don t know ? but I thiafc It was because it was discovered and made by a good woman whq had been cured by it herself. At nil events I sent for it and began to take it. Up to the tupe when I writ* | fclu« letter I have taken, it seven .week? :and the change it has produced * ua « ! astonished all. who know me. Th*i, a ani n ahout my heart is entirely gone v and I gam strength every day." NOTf*7? e *. V itw of the »1»» letter requested that her name should not be published. We feel bour.d to respect her wishes, although we h% Te no dc £ bfc she will consent to our vmg her name and address to any of J; ier own sex who desire, to wnt« to her, either directly or through us* , * A somewhat .similar case is that of Mrs Annie West,, of Manor Road, Bourne mouth, Hants, who writes under, a late date: "I desire to inform.you of my wonderful recovery after taking; Mother beigels Curative Syrup. I was bo low a» to bo unable to rise from my feed, and thought I should never stand on my feet again. But by the blessing of God, and the use of the Syrup, I» m io for recovered as to be able to return to my work lama poor widow and have to work for my living and have on one oitwo occasions sold some of my things to buy Seigel's Syrup. * For/years-f TouM ternhlo headache. Now that I m well hZhTF' T«M 1 earn " Sofn STf* the Price of the good medicine that drove, away «w qomukint.'

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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