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THE BIRMINGHAM WORKING MEN'S…

COMMITTAL OF TWO YOUNG LADIES…

DEATHS FROM DESTITUTION.

UNVEILING THE ALBERT MONUMENT…

THE MURDER OF MAJOR HE VERB.

CONVICTIONS FOR SELLING DISEASED…

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CONVICTIONS FOR SELLING DISEASED MEAT. James Spencer, a meat salesman, of No. 6, High- street, Whitechapel, and George James, same business, of No. 3, in the same street, and who are also, slaughtermen, on a large scale, appeared before Mr. Paget, at the Thames Police-court, to answer charges of having in 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 Turner, solicitor and clerk to the White- chapel district board of works, conducted the prose- cution Mr. Fearniy, solicitor, defended Spencer. On Monday, the 14th of the present month, the carcase'.of an*ox found'ia Mr.Spancer'aalanghter-house, and dressed in the usual manner, and four quarters of beef seized in .Mr. Jameses shop, were brought to this court,- and on the evidence of Mr. Farrar, Go- vernment veterinary surgeon, Mr. John Liddle, medical officer, and Mr. James Coward, sanitary in- spector to the Whitechapel Board, that the meat was diseased, unfit for human food, and ought to be destroyed, the magistrate made bia order condemning it, and it was sent to a knacker's hoiling-house. The snockmgappearanee of the meat waa in itself suffi- cient justificatiou for the magistrate-'e erdar. Mr. Turnar, in opening the cases against the defendants, described them as highly res- pectable 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 good meat. Mr. James let out the front of his shop only for retailing meat. In the first 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 eow off its feed, and being alarmed in consequence of the prevalence of the cattle plague, he seat it to Mr Spencer's slaughter-house to be killed, with direc- tions that it was to be sent 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 good. 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, sai(i the cow was very poor, and that it was intended to send it to the kiaackees lyard. Mr. Paget was not satisfied with the defence, and said meat of the disease d O""d''1" fh ""I."1.7_t. The defendant was represented by Mr. Turner aa a respectable man, and hoping he would avoid all com- plaints in future, he fined him 40s. only. In the second case against Mr. Jamea, Mr. Liddle said the four quarters of beef formed the carcase of what was called in butcher s siang a wet un." The meat was ilabby, moist, and diseased, and, if eaten by man woman, or child, would be highly injurious to health. The defendant said he bought a heifer at the Metro- politan Cattle Market on Thursday, the 10th of August, and it was slaughtered in the usual manner. The meat was perfectly sound and wholesome. He was confirmed by two butchers' men, named Harrington and Francis, who said the meat had nothing sus picious 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 well as a slaughterhouse. This was a much more serious case than the other. The supposition was that the four quarters of beef would have been cut up and sold in small quantities if it had not been seized, and it might have spread disease very widely. The defendant had already suffered loss and exposure, but that was not sufficient. It was extremely im- portant the sale of bad meat should be prevented. Meat of this bind was purchased by the poor, and not by the rich, who obtained a higher class meat, and gave full price for it. The poor, who were unable to protect themselves, and ought to be protected by vestries and district boards, bought the low-priced meats. He fined the defendant £ S, and if he was convicted again a very large penalty would be in- flicted The fines were instantly paid.

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A OATTLE PLAGUE IN AMERICA.