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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN.

Ifc 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 nf position* for which they are not fitted, wioh much consequent misery. Thousands of girls, especially iv 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 sort of writing, till their muscles and head iiche together. In both England and America they labour m factories long hout'S over hard and monotonous tasks, often ill a fearfully bad atmosphere, and £or sraftU wages. When they break down, the expense of having physicians, coupled with other costs of illness, is apt to consume their little savings. Therefore any information which will enable them to lessen such an outgo must be welcomed by the'fcdst'oforking women. On this point a recent letter received by us may throw a ray of light. The write* says: "W'benfl woman has to depend upon her fingers solely for a living it is a terrible thing to foil ill, even though ifc may be onl/ft fair day* or weeks. This was my own situation when % was first taken bad about 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, whfeh beat so I didn't know wlujfc to do with myself. Some days I would not eat ,a mouthful of solid food, so much afraid ww I of the | |»am ifc gave me. I have gone without tfcrxl for three consecutive days and jiiiigto, till I. ■ thought I must surely &ta,v&G, At the same time the desire to tSafc was «<o great I could have, clutched .eagerjy ,ft£ the hardest piece of stale bread. 'It'got so I.wd I hud to lie m bed for days, and grew so weak I could /scarcely raise „jnyself an my elbows*. I consulted j doctor after doctor ; I think f must have had not less than a dozen gltogeth er. On c culled my illness by one name, and thc| 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, thoo/jh 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 Seigol'g Curative.

Syrup. Yet how could I believe m itII had trusted and hoped, andbeen deceivfcl so often. Unless—which seldom happens 1 —people get the ric?hfc medicine attest, it is a wonder to me how they ever get n at all. What made me feel that Mother Seigel's remedy might be of some use I don't know ? but I think it was because it was discovered and made by ,a, good iwoman 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 fiboui, my heart is entirely gone, and I gain strength every day." NoTi3.—a?he 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, of Manor Road, Bourne mouth, Hants* who writes under a late date: "I desire to inform you of my wonderful recovery after taking Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. I was so low as to be unable to rise from my bed, and thought I should never stand on my feet v 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. lama poor widow and have, to work for my living, and have on one or two occasions sold some of my things to buy Seigel'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 buck a hundred times over the price of the good medicine that drove away tnv complain::.

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2555, 28 October 1890

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INFORMATION FOR WORKING WOMEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2555, 28 October 1890

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