Hide Articles List

7 articles on this Page

LAMENTABLE DEATH. OF CAPTAIN…

. HINTS TO ADVERTISERS.

[No title]

NOTES AND GOSSIP : LOCAL AND…

News
Cite
Share

NOTES AND GOSSIP LOCAL AND GENERAL. [BY PROGRESS."] CAT'S MEAT SQUARE." The following is not only interesting, but edi- fying:— [" At an inquest held on a 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.' "Daily Paper.J Air! Air Air! What is a body to breathe ? The pestilent vapours that poison and seethe In Cat's Meat Square ?— Hark to the cry of despair I Look at the misery there Children are lying In sickness, and crying— Children are dying For air. Eight in a horrible den, Reeking of sickness and death r 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 dares 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 ogre that thrives 011 a crime and a wrong ? Ah ? If there be laws, as they say, And if there be hearts that oan care, Put an end to the horrors that darken our day I 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. CIVILISATION Omdurman, it is said, now possesses three cafés, run on modern principles, and even a music ware- house and a concert hall. Only a bishop and a a brewery are needed to complete the civilisation of the desert city. THE LONDON BAKERS. The London journeyman bakers have a batch of grievances, and are becoming crusty in consequence. They complain that they have to loaf about while the bread is fermenting and they ask for an eight hours' day. But the master bakers don't offer them a crumb of hope or comfort. If the journeymen try to take a rise out of the masters there may be a rise in bread, too.

+ A LIBERAL M.P. ON PUBLIC…

♦ A MERIONETHSHIRE DIVORCE…

Advertising