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COUNLTY INSPECTOR'S APPEAL.

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COUNLTY INSPECTOR'S APPEAL. INACCURATE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS. in the King's Bench Division, was an appeal by Mr. W. D. Laird, chief inspector of weights and measures under the Cheshire County Council. The original case alleged that Mr. G. C. Dobell and Mr. R. B. Dobell, at Minshull Vernon, sold to Mr. C. B. Davies as food for cattle five tons of finest Galveston decorticated cottonseed cake meal, and described it in an invoice as containing 58 per cent, of oil and aibuminoid, whereas it con- tained only 56 per cent. The- defendant's case was that. this amount formed part of a cargo of 200 tons, and that they had sent samples of the cargo for analysis to Mr. Alfred Smetham, of Liverpool, a member of the Society of Public Analysts, etc., and had received a certificate that the samples -oltained" over 60 per cent, of oill and albuminoid- THE defendants, therefore, believed 58 per CEOY to be a .true description, and they relied on THE certificate, as to which Mr. Smetham gave evidence before the just-ices when the original case came on. The justices held that the defendants had not knowingly given a false de- scription and dismissed the case. They also dismissed a further case alleging that the defend- ants had failed to give an invoice within roason- able time of the delivery of the article, as required by the Act.—On this second point the King's Bench Division Court, consisting of the Lord Chief Justice and Just loes Lawranoe and Ridley, upheld the decision of the justices, and dismissed Mr. Laird s appeal. On the first point the Lord Chief Justice said the case was a hard one, be- cause the respondents took all the steps they could to get an analysis of the meal before soiling it But he was satisfied that a description had been sent out whioh was incorrect, and therefore on that summons the appeal must be allowed, and the case remitted to the justices. Justices Law- ranoe and Ridley concurred.

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