Mr. White to Mr. Sherman.

No. 217.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith translations of two reports from the foreign office on the subject of trichinous American pork found in Germany during the first half of the year 1897. One of these reports is a detailed statement of matters regarding trichinous American pork imported into Stettin from January 1 to June 30, 1897, while the other report is a summarized statement of matters regarding trichinous American pork imported into Prussia for the same period. In comparing these two reports one finds that in the detailed statement for [Page 192]Stettin 54 cases of American trichinous pork are stated to have been imported into that place from the United States during the first half of the present year, while in the summarized statement for Prussia the number therein stated to have been imported into Stettin is 108. The foreign office has explained this inconsistency by saying that in the detailed report only those cases were included in which full, definite information was obtainable, while in the summarized report many cases were included where definite information was not possible owing to indistinct labels or for some other unknown reasons. When it was suggested to one of the chief officials at the foreign office that possibly some of these 108 cases of trichinae might have been found in pork not of American origin, the answer was that there was positively no doubt as to the origin of the meat in the reports transmitted to the embassy, as all cases of doubtful origin had been excluded before transmittal.

I am, etc.,

And. D. White.
[Inclosure in No. 217.]

Compilation of oases of trichinae which occurred in American pork in Prussia during the first half of 1897.

No. Government district. Number of pieces of bacon and pork found to contain trichinae. Specification of the pieces.
1 Königsberg 4 Pieces of bacon Meat inspection certificate. Certificate of inspection.
338534 6045
141148 } 1277
141145
141149
2 Potsdam 2 hams 149851 } 1478
149853
4 pieces of bacon 2 from Turst & Co., Chicago, case No. 45 K. N. 29353, accompanied by a certificate; Chicago, Dec. 19, 1896, No. 59582; 1 piece of bacon from Halsley Bros., Chicago, case No. 1620 or 1688, certificate; Chicago, Apr. 29, 1897, No. 3357.
3 Stettin 108 pieces of bacon Special report accompanies this.
4 Osnabrück 2 pieces of bacon One; 17176 to 17200 B 70, dated Jan. 2, 1897.
5 Wiesbaden do One; 332580; 4361.
No. Number of pieces examined. Name of firm which imported the American pork. Date when notice was given by the meat inspection office (1897). Was the meat accompanied by the prescribed American certificate of inspection? Number of the meat inspection stamp. Number of the certificate of inspection.
1 1 C. & G. Muller, Altdammer St., 6a. 7.1 Yes 291981 No. 3808, of 23, 11, 1896; name of place missing.
2 1 do 15.1 Yes 331416 No. 4276, Nov. 25, 1896.
3 1 do 15.1 Yes 331402 } Chicago.
4 1 do 15.1 Yes 331407
5 1 do 22.1 Yes 322876 No. 4198, Nov. 18, 1896; Chicago.
6 1 do 11.2 Yes 322684 } No. 4160, Nov. 12, 1896; Chicago.
7 1 do 13.2 Yes 322676
8 1 do 15.2 Yes 322679
9 1 do 5.3 Yes 292566 No. 3834, Dec. 26, 1896; name of place missing.
10 1 do 6.3 Yes 316812 No. 3113, Oct. 15, 1896; Chicago.
[Page 193]11 1 Tetzlaff & Wenzel, Pladrin St., 73. 15.3 Yes 358447 No. 6729, Feb. 2, 1897; name of place missing.
12 1 C. & G. Muller, Altdammer St., 6a. 15.3 Yes 24064 No. 1455, Nov. 9, 1896 name of place missing.
13 1 do 15.3 Yes 341663 No. 4978, Jan. 1, 1897; Chicago.
14 1 do 20.3 Yes 327450 No. 5552, Feb. 2, 1897; name of place missing.
15 1 Aug. Sanders & Söhne. 20.3 Yes 347040 No. 6309, Feb. 2, 1897; Chicago.
16 1 C. & G. Muller, Altdammer St., 6a. 23.3 Yes 327411 No. 5550, Feb. 10, 1897; name of place missing.
17 1 do 26.3 Yes 327462 No. 5552, Feb. 10, 1897; name of place missing.
18 1 do 26.3 Yes 327441 No. 5551, Feb. 10, 1897; name of place missing.
19 1 do 5.4 Yes 293910 No. 3893, Feb. 4, 1897; name of place missing.
20 1 do 5.4 Yes 150951 No. 3329, Feb. 10, 1897; name of place missing.
21 1 do 22.4 Yes 356671 No. 6831, Feb. 25, 1897; Chicago.
22 1 do 26.4 Yes 293376 No. 3873, Jan. 26, 1897; name of place missing.
23 1 do 26.4 Yes 293385 Do.
24 1 do 26.4 Yes 293378 Do.
25 1 do 4.5 Yes 347671 No. 6429, Feb. 2, 1897; Chicago. Do.
26 1 do 4.5 Yes 347664 Do.
27 1 do 22.5 Yes 387852 No. 5568, Feb. 2, 1897; name of place missing.
28 1 do 21,5 Yes 857022 No. 6496,Feb. 2, 1897; Chicago.
29 1 do 24,5 Yes 353233 No. 7634, Mar. 6, 1897; name of place missing.
30 1 do 24,5 Yes 353241 No. 7643, Mar. 3, 1897; name of place missing.
31 1 Do 26,5 Yes 327386 No. 5569, Feb. 26, 1897; name of place missing.
32 1 do 26,5 Yes 327379 Do.
33 1 do 28,5 Yes 364142 No. 7127, Mar. 12, 1897; Chicago
34 1 do 31,5 Yes 328273 No. 5585, Feb, 27, 1897; name of place missing.
35 1 do 2,6 Yes 347846 No. 6430, Feb. 12, 1897; Chicago.
36 1 Ang. Sanders, Söhne & Co. 5,6 Yes 327684 Nos. 7153–7154, Mar. 6, 1897; Chicago.
37 1 C. & G. Müller 9,6 Yes 353240 No. 7643, Mar. 3, 1897; name of place missing.
38 1 Ang. Sander, Söhne & Co. 10,6 Yes 347799 No. 5563, Feb. 11, 1897; name of place missing.
39 1 C. & G.Müller 11,6 Yes 142297 No. 1326, Apr. 30, 1897; Buffalo.
40 1 Tetzlaff & Wenzel 14,6 Yes 142528 No. 1335, May 10, 1897; Buffalo.
41 1 do 14,6 Yes 142528 Do.
42 1 do 14,6 Yes 142540 Do.
43 1 do 14,6 Yes 142533 Do.
44 1 do 14,6 Yes 142522 Do.
[Page 194]45 1 Tetzlaff & Wenzel 14,6 Yes 142522 No. 1335,May 10, 1897; Buffalo.
46 1 C. & G. Muller 17,6 Yes 141901 No. 1307, Apr. 3, 1897; Buffalo.
47 1 do 17, 6 Yes 141901 Do.
48 1 Do 17,6 Yes 141906 Do
49 1 Do 17,6 Yes 142338 No. 1327, Apr. 30, 1897; Buffalo.
50 1 do 17,6 Yes 141910 No. 1307, Apr. 3, 1897; Buffalo.
51 1 do 30,6 Yes 141303 No. 1283, Mar. 3, 1897; Buffalo.
52 1 do 17,6 Yes 141303 No. 1283, Mar. 3, 1897; Buffalo.
53 1 do 30,6 Yes 141311 Do.
54 1 do 30, 6 Yes 141313 Do.