Mr. Mason to Mr. Uhl.

No. 314.]

Sir: Referring to your instructions No. 153 of May 3, and my report of May 22 in response thereto, I have now to transmit herewith an officially sealed sample of evaporated apples taken from a lot which was imported by Mi. Erwin Roelker, of Frankfort, from Albert Petri, of Rochester, N. Y., and which have been condemned by the police and health authorities of Frankfort as containing, per kilogram, from 0.0035 to 0.0515 gram of zinc or salts of zinc, a proportion which is adjudged prejudicial to human health.

This sample bears the Real and certificate of the police court before which the proceedings against Mr. J. Latscha, the retailer of the apples took place.

I am, etc.,

Frank H. Mason,