The married and single females are much the same here as at most other places; generally work­ ing tili the last day in a state of pregnancy, and going to the mills again, in three or four weeks after the birth of the cliild. They have a plan here of giving the infant a rag to suck, in which is tied a piece of bread soaked in milk and water. The children get so habituated to this, that it is found very difficult to break them of it afterwards. It is no uncommon ssight, T am told, to see children from two to three years of age 1 uuiiing about with these rags in their n:outh, in the neighbourhood of factories.