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Better Wages For Women

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-Tbóse wonien who have had pltiok and genius to learn to surpass in things which men have generally dono, receive as high wages as any man. Wc need not ask why young women will not learn tho shoemaker's trade, the hatter's, the dyer's, the mlller's, the tanner's, the papermaker's, tbe watchmakei's. Bverybody kiioWs why. It if because they af 6 looking tbr the coming man, and want to keep their hair "done up" correcííy, and their panier jauntily poised, in anticipation of that illudtrious arrivaL It seems to us it wonld be better for more young girls, especia,lly the daughtera of the poor, to learn some trade - somo man's trade, not now overburdened with workors - and thus always be ready to drive the wolf from tbc door. The lav?s of trade cannot bo scolded down ; they can only be tamed by bcing coinpliefl withr. "I declare," said an old lady, roverfing to the promise made on her marriage day, by her Hege lord, "I shall not forget wheri' Obadiah ptrt tho nnptial ritig on my finigÊV, and said, 'Vith my 70rldly goods 1 thee endow.' He used fa keep dry-;oods store thcn, and I thought he was going to give me the wholo thero wis in rt. I was young and simple then, and did not know, till afterward, that it nieant one calicó gown a yoar."


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Michigan Argus