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CONVICTIONS FOR SELLING DISEASED MEAT. Jamesr Spencer, a meat salesman, of No. 6/High- S £ xt hitechapel, and George; James, same business, ot No. 3, in the same street, and who are also licensed slaughtermen,^on ja large scale, appeared before Mr. Paget, at rthe Thames Polise-court,, to answer charges ot having m their possession each a quantity of beef on their^premises for the purposes of sale and in- tended for the food of man, which was unfit for human food. Mr. Alfred Tamer, solicitm- and clerk to the White- chapel district board of works, conducted the prose- cution Mr. Fearnly, solicitor, defended Spencer. On Monday, the 14th of the present month, the foBiidJin Mr. Spencer's slaughter-house, and dressed in the usual manner, and four quarters of beef seized in Mr. James's shop, were brought to this court, and on the evidence of Mr. Farrar Go. ■ vernment veterinary surgeon, Mr. John Lid die, medical oiffcer, and Mr. James Coward, sanitary in- speetorto the Whitechapel Board, that the meat was diaaased, unfit for human food, and ought to be destroyed, the magistrate made his order condemning it, and it was sent to a knacker's boiling-house. The shocking appearance of the meat was in itself suffi- cient justification for the magistrate's orHev Mr. Turner, in opening the oases against the [ defendants, described them as "highly res- I peetable tradesmen," who; had never been convicted before. The carcase of beef in Mr. Spencer's slaughter-house, was with other and good meat. The four quarters of beef in Mr. James's shop were with a large. quantity of g-ood meat. Mr. James let out the front of his shop only for retailing meat. In the first case the defence set up was that a cowkeeper named Charles Kilby, of Kentish town, had a cow off its feed, and being alarmed in consequenoe of the prevalence of the cattle plague, he sent it to Mr. Spencers slaaghter-honwe to be killed, with direc- tions that it was to be seat to the knackers if it turned out to be diseased, and to be sold for human food in the usual manner if the animal was sound and gooo. Mr. Kilby also stated that the cow came over from Holland^ three weeks only before it was affected, Frederick Mallett, in the service of the defendant, said the cow was very poor, and that it was intended to send it to the "knackers yard. Mr. Paget was not satisfied with the defence, and said meat of the diseased cow ought not to have been among the healthy meat. The defendant was represented by Mr. Turner as a respectable man, and hoping he would avoid all com- plaints in future, he fined him 40s. only. In the seconds case against Mr. James, Mr. laddie said the four quarters of beef formed the carcase of what was called m butcher's slang a wet un." The meat was flabby, moist, and diseased, and, if eaten by man, woman, or child, would be highly injurious to health. 1 fa a defendant said he bought a heifer at the Metro- pohtan Cattle Market on Thursday, the 10th of August, and it was slaughtered1 in the usual manner ) The meat was perfectly sound and wholesome, lie -i was co-afrrmedby two butchers' men, named Harrington ] and Francis, -who said the meat-had nothing BUS- I picioas about it. Mr. Paget was of opinion the ] beef was diseased and unfit for human food. The ] defendant kept a shop for the sale of meat as 1 well as a slaughter-house. This was a much more i Berious- case than the other. The supposition was that the four quarters of beef would have been out up and sold in small quantities if it had not been ( 3eized, and it might have spread disease very widely. rhe defendant had already suffered loss and exposure, out that was not sufficient. It was extremely im- 3ortant the sale of bad meat should be prevented. ? VLeat of this kind was purchased by the poor, and not >y the rich, who obtained a higher elass meat, and 1 ;ave full price for it. The poor, who were unable to 1 protect themselves, and ought to be protected by 41 vestries and district boards, bought the low-priced I aeats. He fined the defendant .£5, and if he was a sonvieted again a very large penalty would be in- a licted The fines were instantly paid. t

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