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SOUTHERN NEWS.

(By Telecraph.—Press Association.) PORK BUTCHERS FINED. WELLINGTON, Monday. At the Magistrate's Court to-day, before Mr. W. G. Riddell, S.M., the Health Department proceeded against John, Kuch and John Frederick Kucb, pork ■butchers, on a charge of having sold pressed pork which was unfit for human consumption. Dr. Frengley, district health officer, stated that when he examined the meat it was totally unfit for human consumption. The defence was that the meat was not bad at the time of the sale.

His Worship stated that he was not prepared to say that the defendants had wilfully sold bad meat. On the evidence, however, a conviction must be entered, but the case was not one for a heavy penalty, as there was evidence of some care being exercised. Accordingly both defendants were convicted, and John Frederick Kuch was fined' £2, with costs £4 14/-. i NATIONAL DAIRY SHOW. PALMERSTON N., this day. The following entries have been received for the butter and cheese classes at the National Dairy Show in June: Export butter class, 40 factories; novice class, 14 factories; novice exhibitors, 11 -, export bulk class, 27; butter championship, Cambridge, Kairanga, Mangataki, Moa, Rangitikei and Thames Valley; export cheese —coloured 25, white 23 ;' factory cheese, 20; cheese championship, Cardiff, Kaponga, Rangokakako, Onimi, Taratahi, Waikouaiti, and Whakaronga. The butter and cheese championships will be very open, neither of last year's champion factories having I entered. Last year there were 169 entries in these classes, and this year there are 189 from 41 butter and 31 cheese factories. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. WELLINGTON, Monday. A five-roomed house at Karori, owned Iby A. Mahoud. and occupied by A. Brattle, -was destroyed by fire to-night. The building was insured in the Yorkshire Office for £400. CHRISTOHURCH, Monday. At Little River yesterday, a young man named Herbert Jacobsen, 22 years of age, and his father were driving when the horse bolted. Jacobsen, sen., escaped by jumping out of the trap, but his son was thrown out oi the vehicle and killed.

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 82, 6 April 1909

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