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A peculiar freak of nature is now, we I" Press") understand, to be seen at the Wellington Meat Export Company's freezing works, Waterloo Quay, in the Bbape of a oat suckling two young rats and two kittens. We hear it is the intention of the engineer in charge of the establishment to have a cage SMtde for the family so as to see what will be the end of the unnatural motherly afleotion on the part of the oat when the rats grow to an eatable size. Mr Cyril Flower, M.P., speaking of sweat* ing in the tailoring trade at Home said it was shameful that whilst members in the House Of Commons sat wrangling like jackals over ope small oorner of the United Kingdom Shere'were people working Seventeen* hours a stfcy for a' miserable shilling, women 'working lor even smaller wages. It was useless to prata about our horror of slavery whilst employers of that labour were tflatfeed a*

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2097, 29 March 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2097, 29 March 1889