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Woman's Work In England

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Thomas K. Beecher, wliQ ia now in England, writes as folluws oï wouian's work in that country : . I am surprised to find vomen at work in greater uuinbers and at a greater variety of avocations in England thaninthe United States. In tlie largost hotels I have fouud thu offico work proinptly attended ta by two.or more htdylike clerks. Thcy assigned rooms, answered questipns, prdered porton, rung cali bells, sold stampe and siniled welconie to uvery new-comormore accurately and occeptably than the, average man clerks 0110 meets at homo. Charuber-maids answer the bell at one's room. Othcr women lay the fire. Oii On eaoh floor is a " housekeeper s " room. where a motherly person is rcadiiy found to provide in a motherly way tbr eveor guest. At the rail way refrushuient stands I am observed by a woman again. At the telegraph office I often find a woman at the handle. In nearly all tho postoffices I buy stumps of a woman, and' ant indebted to her for Consulting a directory for me - a directory so vast tliat it is ai trade to use it. At churoh I am usheredi to my seat in the galWy by a woman pew-opener, and, ere the last of the con- fregation has löi't tho house, a woman is oubling over the cushions to proteot them from the grime. At ouo of the largest lunch and dinner shops in the city,rosby Hall, on Bishopgate strcet,:the whole service is rendond by women iá uniform - a white and black oalico, ueh as I have seen worn by ,thu hwid of mj own house at homo. Ifa short, English women seem to me to be quite emancipar ted in tho matter of what thoy muy or may uot do. ■W4MMMI . - ■ . . ' " -


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