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I "CAT'S MEAT SQUARE."I

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"CAT'S MEAT SQUARE." I [" At an inquest held on H child that died of con- sumption, it was stated in evidence that eight people lived in the room, ten feet square, the rent of which was 4s 6d a week. The room was situated in a notoriously overcrowded district known as Cat's Meat Square.' "âDaily Paper.] Air! Air! Air! What is a body to breathe ? The pestilent vapours that poison and seethe In Cat's Meat Squi,i-e ? Hark to the cry of despair Look at the misery there! Children are lying In sickness, and cryingâ Children are dying For air. Eight in a horrible den, Reeking of sickness and death Crowded together like sheep in a pen, Stifling for want of breath. Women and children and men Huddled like rats in a hole, And lulled, as they lie, By the agonised cry Of a perishing soul, Air! Air! Air! Life-giving breath of the sky Out on the tyrant that darea to deny The poor his share Out on the monster that rack-rents this sty, This plague-stricken lair! Justice! 0 Justice! How long Ere thou rescue the weak from the strong ? How long shall the poor give their lives To an og-e that thrives On a crime and a wrong ? Ah ? If there be laws, as they oay, And if there be hearts that can care, Put an end to tho horrors that darken our day Air! Give us air! Away with these fever dens! Sweep them away With the pitiless Harpies that batten and prey On Cat's Meat Square. -Punch.

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. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.

SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS

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