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8. R. A.-B. A. I. 212 Issued January, 1926

United States Department cf Agriculture



SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS

BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY

DECEMBER, 1924


IThis publication is issued monthly for the dissemination of information, instructions, rulings, etc con-
erning the work of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Free distribution is limited to persons in the service
of the bureau, establishments at which the Federal meat inspection is conducted, public officers whose
duties make it desirable for them to have such information, and journals especially concerned. Others
desiring copies may obtain them from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,
Washington, D. C., at 5 cents each. or 25 cents a year. A supply will be sent to each official in charge of
a station or branch of the bureau service, who should promptly distribute copies to members of his force.
A file should be kept at each station for reference.]


CONTENTS
Page
Changes in directory ............................................................................... 125
Notice regarding meat inspection ................................................................... 126
The souring of hams ........................................................................... 126
Animals slaughtered under Federal meat inspection, November, 1924 ............................... 127
Imports of food animals and meat products.------------..........--------.......---------......------..........-----------...................... 127
Foreign meat-inspection officials....-...---...-....--...-----------..---------------.....-----.....------------------...................................... 128
Summary of tuberculosis-eradication work in cooperation with States, November, 1924............. 128
Perm itted disinfectants.......--....--.....--....... ..... ........ ... --.................................. 129
Licenses for veterinary biological products..........---------..--.........--..................---.................. 129
Anti-hog-cholera serum and bog-cholera virus produced under Unaied States veterinary license, A
N ovem ber, 1924..................................................................... ........... : 3-
Amendments to Administrative Regulations ............................................... .. 130\
Saturday afternoons in summer-----------...---...-..--..-...--.....-..-.....---....-........................-----------------------------.... 130
Jury service..----.--...-..............................-----------------------------.-------.....-.......-----------................... ......... -
Hiring of automobile of from member of family or fellow employee.................----------.......------. --------
Results of prosecutions for violations of laws............................... ....... ... .... ... ..'
New publications of the bureau.....---...--..--..............--------------.--------------------.......--.......... -------
Reulso f p roscutions ofotebreoauin o-----laws-------------------------------------- ---- : ---- --
Organization of the Bureau of Animal Industry..--............-------------.........--.--------..- -. ---- ..... 13



CHANGES IN DIRECTORY
MEAT INSPECTION GRANTED

20-H. Wilson & Co., 206-208 Water Street, Norfolk, Va. \'
107. J. Lynn CornweUll, Purcellville, Va.
129. Hattaway Chili Co. and Mrs. E. M. Hattaway, 713 North D S" -
Fort Smith, Ark.
161. 0. T. Hodge's Chili Con Carne Factory, 1528 Market Street, St. Lou,
Mo.
172. Pure Food Products Co., 229 West Second Street, Wilmington, Del.
753. Central Abattoir Co. (Inc.), Second and Chestnut Streets, Reading, Pa.
904. Martin & Carlos, 307 Webster Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
932. W. E. Watson & Co., 115 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
MEAT INSPECTION WITHDRAWN

83. John Cook & Sons (Inc.), Chicago, Ill.
172. Pure Food Products Co., Wilmington, Del.
406. William J. Moxley, Chicago, Ill.
MEAT INSPECTION EXTENDED

545 Republic Food Products Co., to include John Cook & Sons (Inc.)
Chicago, IlL
2689t-25t 125







126


BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY


[December.


CHANGE IN NAME OF OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENT

326. Roberts & Withington (Inc.), P. 0. box 1203, 11 Terminal Way, Provi-
dence, R. I., instead of Roberts & Oake of New England (Inc.).
CHANGE IN ADDRESS OF INSPECTOR IN CHARGE
Dr. A. J. De Fosset, P. 0. box 1422, Columbus, Ohio, instead of P. 0. box 935.
Dr. James McDonald, 821 South Columbia Avenue, Springfield, Ill., instead
of 18 Federal Building.
Dr. J. T. Purcell, 4 East Capitol Building, .M1adison, Wis., instead of Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Capitol Building.
Dr. P. E. Quinn, P. 0. box 327 (office, 213 South Office Building, State Capitol),
Harrisburg, Pa., instead of Pennsylvania State B. A. I., Fourth & North Streets.
Dr. E. N. Tierney, care Leavenworth Packing & Storage Co., Leavenworth,
Kans., instead of care Schalker Packing Co.
CHANGE IN ADDRESS LIST OF BUREAU OFFICIALS

D)r. jC. 0. Benson, in charge of Canadian import and export inspection, Ogdens-
burg, N. Y.
Dr. James W. Harner replaces Doctor Benson as inspector in charge of Cana-
dian import and export inspection, Canaan, V t.
The transfer of Dr. G. T. Van Bushkirk to Odgensburg, N. Y., announced in
Service and Regulatory Announcements for November, 1924, has been canceled
because of his inability to accept the assignment.


NOTICE REGARDING MEAT INSPECTION

THE SOURING OF HAMS

Further investigations by E. A. Boyer, in charge of the Omaha meat-inspection
laboratory, indicate that the scalding vat is the source of the bacteria present
in chilled hog carcasses. This view is based chiefly on the character of the
bacterial flora found in the carcasses and its similarity to that of the scalding
vat. The bacterial flora of the carcasses is distinctive and of a type not com-
monly found in nature. It consists entirely of types which are distinctly re-
sistant to heat and contains a relatively high proportion of anaerobic bacteria
of types commonly found in the intestinal tracts of domestic animals and their
environment, particularly pigpens, stable yards, manure piles, and heavily
manured soil. Bacterium coli and other types commonly found in the same
environment, but which are easily killed by heat, are never found in the carcasses.
Boyer has demonstrated a similar flora in the water of the scalding vat and at
no other point in the establishment.
Consideration of the common method of scalding shows how contamination
of the carcass with the vat water may readily take place. As the hog hangs on
the rail the lungs are compressed by the weight of the abdominal viscera. When
the carcass is dropped into the vat this pressure is released, the lungs expand,
and vat water is necessarily drawn in through the mouth, nose, and stick wound.
The fact that the lungs are invariably contaminated with vat water has been
well known for some time. The vat water in all probability also enters the
circulatory system through the stick wound and is thereafter disseminated
throughout the carcass during the scalding, dehairing, and scraping. The vat
water is so heavily contaminated with bacteria that a very small portion of it
would be sufficient to account for a wide dissemination of bacteria throughout the
carcass.
Remedial measures suggested are replacing the vat by some other means of
scalding, such as a spray of hot water or elimination of the usual plunge by
lowering the hogs into the vat in such way that expansion of the lungs might
take place before the mouth, nose, and stick wound are submerged. Attention
is directed in this connection to the notice in Service and Regulatory Announce-
ments for September, 1924, page 101, "Hog Stick Wounds." Establishments
are urged to give consideration to the possibility of introducing such measures.
Inspectors in charge are requested to furnish the bureau with any information
which they may have bearing on the possibility of eliminating the scalding vat
or handling the hogs in such way as to prevent contamination.









1924] SERVICE AND REGULATORY. ANNOUNCEMENTS 127


ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION,
NOVEMBER, 1924


Station Cattle Calves Sheep Goats Swine


Baltimore -------...................................--------------------
Brooklyn....................................
Buffalo... ................................. .
Chicago .....................................
Cincinnati .......... .... ..................
C leveland ...................................
D etroit ..................................
Fort W ur h .................................
Indianapolis.................................
Jersey C ity.............. ....................
Kansas City.................................
M ilw aukee ..................................
National Stock Yairds......................
N ew Y ork ....................................
Omaha......................................
Philadelphia................................
St Lnuis ....................................
ou'x C ity ..................................
South .-zt. Jo-eph ............................
South r. Paul ................. ......... ...
All onher establishments..................
Total: November, 1924....--------............--
November. 1923..............
11 monthsended Novern b-r, 1924...
11 months ended Novemtber, 1923-..


7,011 1,859 2,914 .......... 9A 901
4,993 6,929 24,805 1 ........
9.765 2,668 9,35.5 ......... 104,408
219. 442 45,130 228,023 366 7.1.010
11,174 6,395 5,053 41 6,',313
9,970 7,417 19,738 ....... I1 111,197
6, 570 5,892 24,628 .. ....... 115,687
66,446 59,594 .,.07- 2S5 29,170
22,522 2.77 2,974 ----------..163,244
5,477 7,084 36.929 .......... 83,826
12.5,403 31.58.5 49,408 2,911 242,459
14,473 29,725 4,984 i......... 190,464
48,282 8,213 18,709 193 149,251
31,932 35, A1I 147,476 19 96,246
78,522 8,901 97.3440 11 169,018
7,871 6,185 17,447 31 106,997
16,639 2,429 4,471 ..---...... ------- 1.306
28,529 2, 8 .5 26,151 I.......... 15, 94
32,284 6,753 47,707 -. 167,403
51,586 44, 891 64,033 .......... 29f, 160
133,696 69,-17 111,743 42 1,372,690
951,887 392,395 949, 963 4. 590 4,640,944
845,618 370,070 915,229 3, K'2 340, c78
8,667,201 4, 519, 451 11,018,915 26. 867 46f, -2.1 29.
8, 40t,. 26 4, 17r, 785 10, 50.8t') 9 "., ,615 4, 742, 949


Horses slaughtered at all establishment., November, 1924.1.260. Inspectionsof lard at all e tablishrr(nt-,
133,732.711 poun'is. compound and other substitutes, a4,.A'1,9:x pounds. Correpcending mnprimons
for November, 1923: Lard, 172.992.493 pounds; compound and other 'ubsitutt-, :1,.'.9,:8 pounds.
(These totals do not represent actual production, as the same lard or compound may have been
inspected and recorded more than once in the process of manufacture.)



CAUSES FOR CONDEMNATION OF CARCASSES, OCTOBER, 1924


Cause


Cattle Calves Sheep Swine


E m aviation ............................................. ....... --.'3 il 392 94
H og cholera ................................................... .......... ..... .. ..... ... 1,772
Inflamm atcry diseases- ......................................... 70 16. 4:12 1,618
Im m aturity................................................. .. ........ 239 ....---------...... ..--- ..-..---
T uberculosis .......................................... ......... 6, 071 R'- ..... 6,223
A ll other causes ................................. ............. 1, 92 2.l 511 3,188
Total .................................................... 9,486 K 839 1,335 12,895


IMPORTS OF FOOD ANIMALS AND MEAT PRODUCTS

The statements following show the imports of food animals and of meats and
meat food products inspected by the Bureau of Animal Industry during Novem-
ber, 1924, with figures for other periods for comparison.

Imports of food animals


Country of export Cattle

Mexico.........................-----------------------------........------................-----.-------..... 8,667
Canada................................... .................. 13,376
Great Britain ............................................ 104
Total:
Nov., 1924------.......-..-.....-----..-..........------...-.....---------..--..-. 22. 147
N ov., 1923 ............................................ 24,786
11 months ended Nov., 1924.......................... 197, 184
11 months ended Nov., 1923-.......--..............-...--------.. --153, 166


SSwine Sheep Goats


125 16,G. & ....... .
4,566 4,778 5
.. .... ........


4,691
166
27, 194
2, 204


21, 461
9.027
74.382
48.298


5
.362
10, 125
502


Condemned in November, 1924: Fork, 1,121 pounds.








BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY


Imports of meat and meat food products


Country of export


Fresh and refi

Beef


rigerated
Canned
and cured
Other


Other Total
products weight


Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds
Argentina...........---------------------..----------........... 2,000 ----------- 530,450 6,8001 539,250
Australia.------------.....................-----------------------...... 76 68 243,215 243,359
Canada...---------------------.....---------............................ 342,628 491,635 72,663 92, 595 999, 524
Uruguay ..-----------------------------............................................. 184,343 ----- 184,343
Other countris............ ....... ............... 171 40,411 9,141 49,723
Total: November, 1934...............------- 344r,28 491, 2 27, 93. 351,754 2.016,199
November, 1923............... 1,411,382 349,615 613,190 281,020 2,655,207
11 months ended November, 1924 10,975,405 11 115,474 10,306,132 2,335,896 34.732.907
11 months ended Novem ber, 1923. 12, 558., 856 9,429, 962 10, 652,383 1,261, 172 33,902,373


FOREIGN MEAT-INSPECTION OFFICIALS

The following is an additional name, address, and facsimile signature of a
foreign national Government official authorized to sign and issue certificates of
inspection for meat and meat food products offered for importation into the
United States:


Country, name, and address Signature


SCOTLAND

G. V. T. MclMlichael, Paisley--



SUMMARY OF TUBERCULOSIS-ERADICATION WORK IN COOPERA-
TION WITH STATES, NOVEMBER, 1924


Tuberculin tests Total to date
Total to date i
during month

State Cattle Once- Ac- Herds
Herds Cattle I t .sti,-. cred- under
orlots tested est- free ited super-
herds herds vision


Ala......... 93 3.7141 t 1.P63 1G9 2,235:
Ariz-......... lI16 2,. S7 210 2,4x2, 13 3,146
A.rk ......... 828 3.212 91 1.S374 44 2,074;
C:l1if ........ 74 i 6, 3 4'.i 2,02.1 281 2,186
Colo ........ 4 711 1, 106, 46 1.33.5
Conn---...... 265 6,126 254 1,445 554 1,762
Del.-..-.- 121 1,.366 125 1,5751 817 2,' 29
D. C....... 1 14 194 1 270 10 28
a -.......... 157 2..t'. 3 .5.21 340 6,237
On.......... 153 2.-;q'* 17 4.275. 45 4,9651
Idaho ....... 297 6;, 13: 701 15, 957 1' 18,892:
ll-...-------- 5, 2 51,3181 2,544 1,871 836, 5. 927
nd. ......... 1,974 16,9641 251 30,5569 8,989i 4l. 24b
lowa ....... 3,833 59,490 1,525 37,148 4,609W 5', S
Kans....-... ------- 16,361 1t.S 8,121! 852 9,623&
Ky ........ IJu 6,3!1 481 29,723. 279 34,1 8
Ia ...... ... Nye' ''. 365 tW.5 1, .-l f 61 2,6691
MrIt...... ... 837 7,963 I-. 13, C'6 1,781 15,0991
M.l ......... 437 5,.'30 3170 2, 183 1,311 6.820
Mass........ 136 2, 1921 77 rt00) 204i 1. 34,
ich ........ 3,9i61 30,091 922 54,7i4- 232 6, 270
Mirnr ....... 3,125 64,119 1,0181 12.710 4,5t,7 20.242-
M ,s<. ....... 74 1,371 '; 4(.5 117 724
Mo ......... 1,029 10, .31 91 .1.242 773 :.3. ',
Mont....... 397 9,033 153 I.S t 153 19, 157.


Inspector in
charge


State offci.il


R. E. Jackson-.- C. A. Cary, Auburn.
F. L. Schneider. S. E. Douglas, Phoenix.
L. E. Lyons-..... J.H. Bus, Little Rock.
R. Snder---....... J. P. Iverson, Sacramento.
W. E. Howe....i C. G. Lamb, Denver.
R. L. Smith .... J. M. Whittlesey. Hartford.
W. G. Middle- O.A. Newton, Bridgeville.
ton.
J. A. Kiernan...
J. G. Fi ....... J. V. Knnrip. T.llahassee.
A. L. Hirleman. P. F. Bahnsen. Atlanta.
W. A. Sullivan. W. R. Smith, Boise.
J. J. Lintner.... F. A. Laird, Spriugfield.
J. E. (Iilbon.... R. C. Juilien, Indianapolis.
J.A. Barger..-.. M. G. Thornburg, Des
Moines.
N.L.Townsend. J. H. 1lercer, Topeka.
W. F. Bles ..... W. H. Simmons, Frankfort.
A. F. STaub ..... E. P. Flower, Baton Rouge.
J. B. Reidy..... H. M. Tucker, Augusta.
T. A. Ladson-... James B. (eorge, Baltimore.
E. A. Crossman. L. H. Howard, Boston.
T. S. Rich ...... H. W. Norton, jr., Lansing.
W.J. Fretz..... C. E. Cotton, St. Paul.
H. L. Fry------. P. P. Garner, Jackson.
R:ilph t(rahnm..' H. A. Wilson, Jefferson City.
J. W. Murdoch.i W.J. Butler, Helena.


128


[ December.









SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


129


Summary of tuberculosia-eradication work in cooperation with States, November,
192.4- Continued


Tuberculin tests Totil to date
during month Tot to date

State Once-. Ac- Herds
Herds Cattle! Cattle tested cred- under
orlots tested reacted free ited 'super-
herds herds vision


Nebr........
Nev ........
N. H........
N. J.........- -
N. Mex.....
N. Y........
N. C........
N. Dak.....
Ohio........
Okla........
*Oreg........
Pa ..........
R. I .........
S. C.........
S. Dak.....
Tenn._......
Texas-.......
Utah .......
Vt..........


1.612 21,668
So 1, 083
187 3.974
201 3,890


2.
5.

2,
1.
3,


62 627
628 41,719:
861 14,084
587 12,7021
492' 18, '947
14 330'
172 10,410
j378 32,198
2N0 1,277
173 4.799
166 3,42:2
14 627
130 1. 176
573 14,696,


229
275'
309


12, 112
1, 99f
1i, S5
967


S 142 12,020
. 15 2.373
946 3.421
364 1,730


2 2.2.-3: 4 2,468
4,938 10.476 10.494 39,713
52 125.-89' .4 137, 114


181
707
5'
117
516

10.0
15
6
597


15.,090'
31, 334
27, 776f
19, %S2'
311
863'
,536
146
721
9, 409.
1.9.?3


2,563 20. 316
1, 363 35, 894
469 661|
634 24.9581
3,073 24, .
28 59
18.5 5.038'
31', 13.4
IlQ2 12,744
267 I. 179
106 10, 397
2,785 7, 146


Va.......... 350 4,915' 49. 5. 42 1,277; 7,473
Wash ....... 625 7,615: 121 26. .339 10| 28,457
W. Va...... 429 3.693. 120 5,312' "-32 5, 75,0
Wis ......... 3,909 76,974, 1,565, 41. 170 5, 46 51.315
Wyo ........ 87 843 14 4,848 9, 53,481
Total.! 50.938 601,308[ 17,992656,845 58, 823!875.331


Inspet tor in
charge


State ntliei j


C. H. Hays----..... L. R. Cantwell, Lincoln.
L.C.Butterfield Edward Records, Reno.
E. A. Crscjsman. A. L. Felker, Concord.
W. G. Middle- J. H. McNeil, Trenton.
ton.
F. L. Schneider. Mat. Keenan, Albuquerque.
H. B. Leonard.. H. J. Henry, Albany.
W. C Denlin- Wm. Mooren. Raleigh.
ger.
H. H. Cohenour. W. F. Crewe, Bismarck.
A. J. De Fosset_ F. A. Zimmer, Columbus.
H. Grafke--.... J. A. Whitehurst. Oklahoma.
S. B. Foster..... W. H. Lytle, Salem.
P. E. Quin .... T. E. Munce, Harmsiburg.
E. A. Crc-'min., T. E. Robinson. Providen, e.
W. K. Lewis ... W. K Lewis, Columbai.
J. i'. Wilson.... .\. E. Beaumont, Pierre.
E. 1. Smith.....' \W. B. Lincoln. Nashville.
L. J. Allen...... L. G. Cloud, Fort Worth.
F. E. Murry..I 1. J. Webb., alt Lake City.
L. H. Adams.... Edwaril H. Jones, .Mont-
pelier.
R E. Brook- J G. Ferne-yhough. Rich-
hank. ; mond.
J. C. ElinP ..... L. C. Pelton. Olympia.
George W. NerT. J. 11. Stewart. Charltston.
J. S. Heally....... John D. Jones. jr., Madison.
John T. Ddllas..' A. W. French. C'hpypnne


PERMITTED DISINFECTANTS

In accordance with the provisions of B. A. I. Order 273 (revised), governing the
interstate movement of livestock, the bureau has granted permission for the
use of the following-named cresol solutions in the general disinfection of cars,
yards, and other premises:
Creusan Saponified Cresol Solution," manufactured by U. S. Sanitary Special-
ties Corporation, 435-441 South Western Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
"Western White Face Brand 50% Cresol Compound (Saponified)," manufac-
tured by Western Chemical Corporation, P. 0. box 83, Houston, Tex.
U. D. Liquor Cresolis Compositus," manufactured by the United Drug Co.,
43 Leon Street, Boston, Mass.
The bureau also has granted permission to the Peet Stock Remedy Co., 33
South Twenty-fifth Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa, for the distribution and use of
" San-I-Sol" in the general disinfect ion of cars, yards, and other premises. "San-
I-Sol" is identical with a product of the same name manufactured by McLaughlin
Gormley King Co., of Minneapolis, Minn.



LICENSES FOR VETERINARY BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

LICENSE TERMINATED

United States veterinary license No. 173, issued March 22, 1923, to the Berg
Biological Laboratory, 331 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, N. Y., was terminated
December 12, 1924, without. prejudice.


-1924]







130 BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY [December,

ANTI-HOG-CHOLERA SERUM AND HOG-CHOLERA VIRUS PRODUCED
UNDER UNITED STATES VETERINARY LICENSE, NOVEMBER, 1924
c. C.
Ordinary serum --------------------------------------- 15, 088, 079
Clear serum---------------------------------------------9, 051,790
Total serum -------------------------------------- 24, 139, 869
Simultaneous virus ------- ------------------------------- 1, 715, 523
Hyperimmunizing virus---------------------------------- -----3, 068, 901


AMENDMENTS TO ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
SATURDAY AFTERNOONS IN SUMMER
By memorandum No. 505 of the office of the Secretary, dated October 30,
1924, paragraph 494 of the Administrative Regulations of the department is
amended to read as follows:
"494. Saturday aft.r.ootns in summer.-Beginning with the second Saturday
in June, all Saturdays to and including the second Saturday in September will
be charged as four hours in annual leave and as a whole day in sick leave and
leave without pay."
The above amendment is issued in order to conform to the Executive order of
the President, dated June 13, 1924, which specifically states that "from the
second Saturday of June to the second Saturday of September, both inclusive,"
instead of "from June 15 to September 15, inclusive," four hours shall constitute
a day's work on Saturdays.
JURY SERVICE
By memorandum No. 506 of the office of the Secretary, dated October 30, 1924,
paragraph 689 of the Administrative Regulations of the department is amended
to read as follows:
"689. Jury service.--Employee? of the department are exempt from jury
service in the District of Columbia; are ineligible in the District of Columbia
and elsewhere for jury service whenever the United States is a party, and can not
lawfully be compelled to perform jury service in State or municipal courts if
such service will interfere substantially with their official duties, but whether a
particular employee shall be held exempt on this ground is a question to be de-
cided in the first instance by the court issuing the summons, upon the facts
which may be submitted to it by the employee or his official superior. In every
case, therefore, where an employee is summoned for jury service in a State or
municipal court, he should appear, and, if such service will interfere substantially
with the performance of his duties, he should respectfully inform the court of
that fact and request to be excused. If the court declines to excuse him, the
employee should report the facts by wire to the chief of his bureau and take the
matter up with the United States attorney for the district in which he is located.
The chief of the bureau will notify the Solici.tor immediately, in order that the
Attorney General may be requested to instruct the United States attorney to
render the employee such legal assistance as may be necessary.
"Employees who attend State or municipal courts as jurors will be required
to take annual leave or leave without pay during the entire period of such service."
The purpose of this amendment is to express what was before left to implica-
tion-namely, that whether an employee should be excused from jury service
because of interference of such service with his official duties is a question to be
decided in the first instance by the court issuing the summons.







1924]


SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


131


HIRING OF AUTOMOBILE FROM MEMBER OF FAMILY OR FELLOW
EMPLOYEE
The Comptroller General has recently rendered a decision which reads in part
as follows:
"Furthermore, and aside from any inhibition in administrative regulations,
the hiring of an automobile from any member of the family of an employee, or
from another employee under circumstances that might tend to indicate the
existence of a reciprocal arrangement or that any employee might receive any
personal benefit, directly or indirectly, from such hiring, is unauthorized as in
contravention of the provisions of section 1765, Revised Statutes."


RESULTS OF PROSECUTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAWS

Penalties have been imposed in prosecutions for violations of regulatory laws,
as reported to the bureau, as follows:
Livestock Quarantine Law
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Co., interstate transportation of 10
dead hogs in same car with live animals, $100 fine.
Twenty-Eight-Hour Law
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co. (3 cases), $100 fine.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.. $100 fine.
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co., $100 fine.
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. (5 cases), $500 fines.
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. (14 cases), $1,400 fines.
Pennsylvania Railroad Co. (5 cases), $500 fines.
Meat-Inspection Law
William Reckziegel, Secaucus, N. J., offering uninspected meat for interstate
shipment, $50 fine.
El Bar Cattle Co., Colorado Springs, Colo., misuse of secondhand containers
bearing the marks of Federal inspection, $25 fine.
Consolidated Rendering Co., New York, N. Y., offering, for shipment in
foreign commerce, quantities of uninspected, undenatured oleo oil having the
physical characteristics of an edible product, $3,000 fine.
Guenther Bologna Co., Easton, Pa., offering uninspected meat for interstate
shipment, $55 fine.



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Department Bulletin 1245. Stock-Poisoning Plants of the Range. By C. D.
Marsh, Pathological Division. Pp. 36, pls. 43, figs. 30. (Revision of Depart-
ment Bulletin 575.)
Farmers' Bulletin 1030 (revised). Feeding Horses. By J. 0. Williams,
Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 22.
Farmers' Bulletin 1186 (slightly revised). Pork on the Farm. By F. G.
Ashbrook and G. A. Anthony, Bureau of Animal Industry, and Frants P. Lund,
Office of Cooperative Extension Work. Pp. 38, figs. 22.
Farmers' Bulletin 1361 (revised). Brahman (Zebu) Cattle. By Virgil V.
Parr, Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 22, figs. 9.
Amendment 6 to B. A. I. Order 283. Declaring names of counties placed
in modified accredited areas for tuberculosis. Adds Hoke and Pitt Counties,
N. C., Eddy and Wells Counties, N. Dak., and Lincoln County, Kans., to the
counties on the modified accredited list. Effective for the period of three years
from December 9, 1924. P. 1.




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Amendment 30 to B. A. I. Order 287. Relative to foot-and-mouth disease in
cattle, sheep, other ruminants, and swine. Releases entirely from quarantine,
effective January 1, 1925, the counties of Contra Costa, Fresno, Los Angeles,
Madera, Merced, and Orange, Calif. P. 1.
Amendment 31 to B. A. I. Order 287. Relative to foot-and-mouth disease in
cattle, sheep, other ruminants, and swine. Releases portions of Galveston,
Harris, and Brazoria Counties, Tex., effective January 1, 1925. P. 1.


ORGANIZATION OF THE BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chief: JOHN R. MOHLER.
Administrative Assistant: CHARLES C. CARROLL.
Chief Clerk: J. R. COHRAN.
Editor: D. S. BURCH.
Animal Husbandry Division: E. W. SHEETS, chief.
Biochemic Division: M. DORSET, chief.
Field Inspection Division: A. W. MILLER, chief.
Division of Hog-Cholera Control: U. G. HOUCK, chief.
Meat Inspection Division: R. P. STEDDOM, chief.
Pathological Diision: JOHN S. BUCKLEY, chief.
Tick Eradication Division: R. A. RAMSAY, chief.
Tuberculosis Eradication Division: J. A. KTERNAN, chief.
Division of Virus-Serum Control: D. I. SKIDMORE, chief.
Zoological Division: B. H. RANSOM, chief.
Experiment Station: E. C. SCHROEDER, superintendent.
Office of Accounts: GEORGE F. TUCKER, in charge.
Office of Personnel: GEORGE H. RUSSELL, in charge.













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