Mr. White to Mr. Sherman.

No. 107.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 22, of July 8 last, I have the honor to transmit herewith a translation of a note and two accompaniments which have to-day been received from the Imperial foreign office, in which is contained a list of cases where trichinae have been found in pork or pork products imported from the United States to Lübeck, Bavaria, and Hamburg during the first half of the year 1897.

I am, etc.,

And. D. White.
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[Inclosure in No. 107.—Translation.]

Baron von Rotenhan to Mr. White.

Referring to the communication from this office of July 7 last, the undersigned has the honor to transmit herewith to his excellency the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America, Mr. Andrew D. White, two compilations of cases in which trichinae were found in pork shipped from America to Lübeck, Bavaria, and Hamburg during the first half of the year of 1897.

Aside from the cases mentioned in the compilations, a number of other cases occurred where trichinae were found. These cases have not been mentioned, as the accompanying certificate can not be ascertained.

The undersigned avails himself, etc.,

Rotenhan.
[Subinclosure in No. 107—Translation.]
No. Name of district. Time of examination. Specification of meat in which trichinae were found. Remarks.
Free and Hanseatic
1 City of Lübeck July 19, 1897 One side of bacon

Taken from a shipment of 25 cases of American sides of bacon.

Certificate of inspection is issued by Daniel Gand & Son, Chicago, Jan. 25, 1897, No. 7607; aside of this, No. 34476 is to he found in the right-hand corner; the inspection was made for Halely Bed.

Kingdom of Bavaria.
2 Sündersb ü, district of Lichtenhof. Jan. —, 1897 One piece of meat each taken from 2 barrels. Certificate of inspection: Chicago, Nov. 25, 1896, No. 4289, Inspector W. S. Denve. Meat-inspection stamps, 323959 and 323983.
3 District of Schoppershof. Feb. 26, 1897 do Taken from a barrel containing 147 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 272156.
4 do do do Taken from a barrel containing 229 neck roasts (Hals bra ten); meat-inspection stamp No. 272151.
5 do Mar. 17, 1897 Do Taken from a barrel containing 146 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 272188.
6 do Apr. 21, 1897 do Taken from a barrel containing 119 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273274.
7 do May 11, 1897 Do Taken from a barrel containing 241 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273589
8 do May 14, 1897 do Taken from 2 barrels with 257 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273277.
9 do May 15, 1897 do Taken from 2 barrels containing 164 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273284.
10 do May 20, 1897 do Taken from a barrel containing 130 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273283.
11 do do Two pieces of meat Taken from 2 barrels containing 274 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273285.
12 do May 28, 1897 One piece of meat Taken from 2 barrelscontaining 236 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273290.
13 do May 31, 1897 do Taken from 2 barrels with 246 neck roasts (Halsbraten); meat-inspection stamp No. 273276.
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State of confiscation of American pork on account of trichince.

Date. Specification of the confiscated goods. The encasing from which the trichinous goods were taken had on it the following- Specification of the American health certificate to which the encasing belonged. Name of the American shipper. Name of the receiver of the goods in Hamburg.
Commercial mark. American stamp number. No. Date.
1897.
Jan. 11 1 piece of bacon (short fat backs). Case 17 231142 4269 Chicago, Nov. 24, 1896 A .D. White & Co Order of A. D. White & Co.
14 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 197 332206 4306 Chicago, Nov. 27, 1896 Armour & Co. Tietgens & Robertson.
15 1 piece of bacon*
16 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 133 323931 4287 Chicago, Nov. 25, 1896 Armour & Co. Tietgens & Robertson. do.
20 Do Barrel 197 323205 4306 Chicago, Nov. 27, 1896 Do Do
23 1 piece of rib bellies Case 10 () 4112 Chicago, Nov. 11, 1896 A. D. White & Co. Order of A. D. White & Co.
26 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 137 323984 4290 Chicago, Nov. 25, 1896 Armour & Co. Tietgens & Robertson.
28 Do Barrel 133 323916 4287 do do Do.
Feb. 4 Do Barrel 133 Do Do Do.
23 1 piece short picnics Case 4 334631 6054 Chicago, Jan. 13, 1897 Viles & Robbins Hammond Import Co., Berlin.
Mar. 2 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 133 323925 4287 Chicago, Nov. 25, 1896 Armour & Co. Tietgens & Robertson.
17 Do Barrel 21 345146 6367 Chicago, Feb. 5, 1897 Viles & Robbine E. Acker & Co.
24 1 piece of boneless hams Case 16770 518 Chicago, Feb. 17, 1897 The G. H. Hammond Co., South Omaha, Nebr. Hammond Import Co., Berlin.
24 do 16778 Chicago, Feb. 16, 1897 Nelson Morris & Co Brook & Schnars.
25 1 piece of bacon Case 350903 6471 Chicago, Oct. 24, 1896 Armour & Co. Tietgens & Robertson
26 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 91 315518 3209 Buffalo, N.T., Feb. 27, 1897. Jacob Dold Packing Co. Brock & Schnars.
30 1 piece of pork Case 15 141190 1279 Buffalo, N.Y., Feb. 18, 1897. North Packing & Prov. Co. Packing & Prov. Co.
31 1 piece of bacon Do 141203 Kansas City, Apr. 1, 1897. Armour Packing Co. Tietgens & Robertson.
[Page 189]Apr. 3 1 piece of short clear ham Case X 294545 3915 Chicago, Mar. 11, 1897 A. D. White & Co. Order of A. D. White & Co.
9 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 272252 5485 Chicago, Oct. 24, 1896 Armour & Co. Tietgens & Robertson
14 1 piece of bacon Case 362035 7086 Kansas City, Apr. 1, 1897 Armour Packing Co Do
24 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 91 315497 3209 do do Do
30 do Barrel 272245 5485 Chicago, Dec. 12, 1896 Armour & Co. E. Stander.
May 1 Do Do 272252 5485 Chicago, Oct. 24, 1896 Do Tietgens & Robertson
3 Do Barrel 258 335286 4480 Chicago, Apr. 17, 1897 A. D. White & Co. A. D. White & Co.
14 do Barrel 91 315504 3209 Kansas City, Apr. 1, 1897 Armour Packing Co Tietgens & Robertson
19 1 piece of rib bellies Case A 369824 8078 Chicago, Mar. 23, 1897 Viles & Robbines Hammond Import Co., Berlin
25 1 piece of boneless ham Barrel 272250 5485
June 19 1 piece of sweet-pickled picnics. Case 13 363227 7777

* It could not be ascertained to which lot or to which health certificate the bacon belonged.

The case belonged to a lot of 25 cases bearing the numbers 324173–324197.

Vollers,
The State Veterinary.

By order:
Struss.