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After eating rice at their midday meal 11 waiters at th.t Carlton HoU<!, London, were taken lil, and one of fhern. Leone Roncalli, an Italian, died the saniti night. M. Auguste Escoffier, the chef, at the inquest explained the arrangements for the waiters' meals, and said that rice left over was sent to the staff kitchen, and placed in tin pans. At night it was put m cold storage. The rice eaten by the waiters had been Bent to the staff kitchen the previous day. After there were complaints of illness he noticed that it had a yellowish appearance. In reply to counsel, M. Escoffier said the rice once sent down from the guests' dining room was under no circumstances sent back again. Evidence waa given that the rico and other materials were in good condition when sent to the kitchen, where scrupulous deanlinesß was obßerved. Dr Trevor thought the poisonous germs were probably present before the rice was nut in cold .storage- When it was taken out they would nourish again. The Coroner said everything possible appeared to have been done by the hotel management, and if somebody did omit t'i pjt fclir» r><-e in the cold storage he did nut think Jt could be called more than an .11,1 of foii»i"ttuln«?s' *'i- Dud-on ejipie->wd the regret of the dirfKtors. .ind said tlu'j would defray the i',J>t')'.ii e\|ieil-t;S A M'i<<nt ot dcuitii bj inisad-vcuture was icturned.

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POSIONED AT HOTEL, Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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POSIONED AT HOTEL Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914