Look to what you Eat.
--A case came before the Mayor
yesterday morning which, if proved upon the accused, should entitle him to the severest penalty of the law. Louis Frick
, a German butcher in the Second Market
, was complained of by a gentleman for selling him a spurious article of Bologne
sausage on Tuesday morning last.
When taken home and placed upon the table it was discovered by one of the family that there was a peculiar taste about it, which induced them to institute an examination of the rest, when various little particles resembling the under claws of young popples and cats were found.
As night be supposed, the exhibition of this kind of food in the Court
-room excited great curiosity, and each person, as he would peep at and feel of the young teeth and claws, would exclaim, "cat," or "puppy," whichever came to the mind first.
The writer of this, having feasted mostly on the same kind of provender, bought from the same individual on that day, was of course anxious to catch at anything which might disprove the assertion that he had been dieting on these animals, and therefore took consolation from the opinion of a jolly Dutchman that the curiously-shaped remnants of the sausage exhibited were such as might be found in any beef's head.
A prominent member of the police, however, who has had considerable experience in the butchering business, stated that during many years practice in killing and dressing cattle he had never seen such things about the head, and believed, with the majority present, that the youthful canine race had contributed, as far as Frick
's stall was concerned, towards satisfying the hunger of some of the citizens of Richmond
The terms of the charge against Frick
were for "vending in the Second Market
filthy and unsound meat." In order to procure the arrest of Frick
the case was continued till this morning.