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A Cargo of Cats.

There has just arrived from. Alexandra* a,t Liverpool, by the steainey Bharos, '$ consignment or' ne.ar}y twenty tons 'of cats, numbering 18Q,Q00 of the fe^ne speciesj taken out of an ancient subfer-. ranean cats' cemetery discovered about one hundred im'les, from Cairo by a.ji Egyptian fellah, who accidentally fell into this cats' cemetery,, which he found com: pletely filled with cats, every one of which had been separately embalmed and dressed in cloth after tbe manner of Egyptian mummies, and .all laid out in rows. Specimens, of these have been taken by Mr "Moo^e," curator gf the Liverpool Mtfse]uW' Iwj:ier.e thgy can fee seen. In ancient times the Egyptian cat was buried with ajl honors, but those consigned to Messrs Levington and Co., of Liverpool, after being purchased in Egypt at £3 13s Od per ton, will be used in this country as manure. The curator of the Liverpool Museum fixes the date of their interment 2000 years before Christ. ...

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A Cargo of Cats., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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A Cargo of Cats. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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