Mr. White to Mr. Gresham.

No. 1015.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 1006 of the 27th ultimo, I have the honor to inclose herewith statements made yesterday in the House of Commons by Mr. Gardner, president of the board of agriculture, in reply to questions asked by his predecessor, Mr. Chaplin, relative to a recent outbreak of pleuro-pneumonia and to the arrangements made for the examination of Canadian cattle when landed in this country.

I also inclose two copies of the order of the board of agriculture referred to by Mr. Gardner as having been published in the London Gazette of the 17th ultimo.

I have, etc.,

Henry White.
[Inclosure 1 to No. 1015.]

By the board of agriculture:

The board of agriculture, by virtue and in exercise of the powers in them vested under the board of agriculture act, 1889, and the contagious diseases (animals) acts, 1878 to 1892, and of every other power enabling them in this behalf, do hereby revoke [Page 355]the order of the privy council hearing date the eleventh day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, approving of a part of the port of Glasgow as a landing place for foreign animals not subject to slaughter or quarantine; provided that nothing herein shall be deemed to invalidate or make unlawful anything done under the said order before the date of this revocation, or interfere with the institution or prosecution of any proceeding in respect of any offence committed against, or any penalty incurred under, the said order.

In witness whereof the board of agriculture have hereunto set their official seal this seventeenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.

[l. s.] T. H. Elliott, Secretary.

[Port of Glasgow (Shieldhall)—Definition of Foreign Animals Wharf.]

By the board of agriculture:

The board of agriculture, by virtue and in exercise of the powers in them vested under the board of agriculture act, 1889, and the contagious diseases (animals) acts, 1878 to 1892, and of every other power enabling them in this behalf, do hereby define the following part of the port of Glasgow as a foreign animals wharf:

All that space in the port of Glasgow, being part of the lands of Shieldhall belonging to the trustees of the Clyde Navigation, situate on the south bank of the River Clyde, bounded by a line commencing at a point on the coping of the river wall on the south bank of the River Clyde, distant forty feet or thereabouts westward from the boundary between the said lands of Shieldhall and Linthouse ship-building yard; thence passing in a westerly direction along the coping of the river wall for a distance of fifty-four feet three inches or thereabouts; thence northward along the coping of a dolphin or jetty for a distance of twelve feet ten inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the said coping for a distance of eight feet six inches or thereabouts; thence southward along the said coping for a distance of twelve feet ten inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the coping of the river wall for a distance of eighty-seven feet six inches or thereabouts; thence northward along the coping of a jetty for a distance of twenty-five feet nine inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the said coping for a distance of fourteen feet or thereabouts; thence southward along the said coping for a distance of twenty-five feet nine inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the coping of the river wall for a distance of eighty-eight feet five inches or thereabouts; thence northward along the coping of a jetty for a distance of twenty-five feet two inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the said coping for a distance of fourteen feet or thereabouts; thence southward along the said coping for a distance of twenty-five feet two inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the coping of the river wall for a distance of eighty-eight feet five inches or thereabouts; thence northward along the coping of a wharf for a distance of twenty-five feet ten inches or thereabouts; thence westward along the coping which forms the water edge of the said wharf for a distance of one hundred and four feet seven inches or thereabouts; thence in a southerly direction at right angles to the last-described boundary for a distance of thirty-six feet or thereabouts; thence eastward at right; angles to the last-described boundary for a distance of four hundred and thirty-one feet or thereabouts, measuring along a wooden fence; thence southward along a wooden fence for a distance of four hundred and thirteen feet or thereabouts; thence westward along a brick wall at right angles to the last-described boundary for a distance of three hundred and eight feet or thereabouts; thence southward along a brick wall at right angles to the last-described boundary for a distance of four hundred and twenty feet or thereabouts; thence eastward along a brick wall at right angles to the last-described boundary for a distance of three hundred and eight feet or thereabouts; thence southward along a wooden fence at right angles to the last-described boundary for a distance of three hundred and twelve feet or thereabouts till it intersects the north side of the turnpike road from Renfrew to Glasgow; thence eastward along the north side of the said turnpike road for a distance of thirty-three feet or thereabouts; thence northward along a wooden fence situate forty feet westward from the boundary between the lands of Shieldhall and Linthouse ship-building yard for a distance of eleven hundred and sixty-two feet or thereabouts till it reaches the coping of the river wall on the south bank of the River Clyde at the point first described; all which space is coloured red on the plan thereof deposited for the purposes of this order at the office of the board of agriculture, copies of which are deposited at the offices of the clerk of the county council for the county of Lanark and of the town clerk of the burgh of Glasgow.


[l. s.]
T. H. Elliott, Secretary.
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[Inclosure 3 to No. 1015.]

The Canadian cattle (slaughter and examination) Order of 1893.

By the hoard of agriculture:

The board of agriculture, by virtue and in exercise of the powers in them vested under the board of agriculture act, 1889, and the contagious diseases (animals) acts, 1878 to 1892, and of every other power enabling them in this behalf, do order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

order applicable to canadian cattle.

1. The provisions of this order, except where otherwise expressed, shall apply only to cattle brought from Her Majesty’s possessions in North America (in this order called Canadian cattle) and landed at a foreign animals wharf, and such provisions are in addition to and not in substitution for any other provisions applicable to cattle landed at a foreign animals wharf.

canadian cattle to be landed at certain specified wharves.

2. Canadian cattle may be landed at any of the foreign animals wharves specified in the schedule to this Order, and shall not be landed at any other foreign animals wharf.

canadian cattle to be marked.

3. Canadian cattle shall, as soon as practicable after being placed in the reception-lair in the foreign animals wharf, and before they are moved from reception-lair, be marked by and at the expense of the owner or his agent or the consignee, by the clipping of the hair off the end of the tail and by the clipping of a broad arrow, about five inches long, on the left hind quarter.

canadian cattle to be slaughtered in special slaughterhouses.

4. (1) Canadian cattle shall be slaughtered in slaughterhouses specially appropriated for the purpose by the owners of the foreign animals wharf, with the approval of an inspector of the board of agriculture, and animals other than Canadian cattle shall not be moved into such slaughterhouses whilst so appropriated.

(2) During the time that any such slaughterhouse is so appropriated a notice shall be kept affixed at or near to the entrances thereof to the effect that such slaughterhouse is specially appropriated and is to be used for the slaughter of Canadian cattle only, and that no other animals are admitted.

lungs of canadian cattle to be examined.

5. (1) No carcases or portions of carcases of Canadian cattle shall be removed from any slaughter house so appropriated as aforesaid except with the permission of an inspector of the board of agriculture, and in no case shall the lungs of Canadian cattle be removed from the foreign animals wharf until they have been examined by an inspector of the board.

(2) It shall not be lawful for any person to remove, or cause to be removed into any slaughterhouse appropriated under this order, the carcases or portions of carcases of any animals other than the carcases or portions of carcases of Canadian cattle slaughtered under the provisions of this order.

offences.

6. If the owner of any Canadian cattle, or his agent, or the consignee of the cattle, or any other person, moves any head of cattle or removes any carcase or portion of a carcase in contravention of this order, such owner, agent, consignee, or person, shall be deemed guilty of an offence against the contagious diseases (animals) act, 1878.

interpretation.

7. In this order terms have the same meaning as in the animals order of 1886.

short title.

8. This order may be cited as the Canadian cattle (slaughter and examination) order of 1893.

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commencement.

9. This order shall commence and take effect from and immediately after the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.


[l. s.]
T. H. Elliott, Secretary.

schedule.

Foreign animals wharves.

Port. Description of foreign animals wharf.
Bristol The foreign animals wharf at Avonmouth dock, as defined by order No. 4016, dated the sixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety.
Glasgow The foreign animals wharf at Shieldhall, as defined by order No. 5091, dated the seventeenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.
Liverpool The foreign animals wharf at the Woodside Landing-stage, Birkenhead, as defined by order No. 3998, dated the second day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety.
Ditto The foreign animals wharf at the Wallasey Landing stage, Birkenhead, as defined by order No. 5006, dated the twenty-third day of August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two.
London The foreign animals wharf known as the Foreign Cattle Market at Deptford, as defined by order No. 2910, dated the twelfth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three.