Minnesota Tales

The St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 14, 1911, p. 4


Result of Federal Inspection In Minnesota Not Public as Yet.

If there is any adulterated tea in the district of Minnesota, which comes under the ban following the recent visit of a federal examiner and a government chemist to St. Paul, Marcus Johnson, collector of customs of the port of St. Paul, has not heard of it.

The government inspectors spent one day in St. Paul last week and then departed for other points. It is expected that, whatever information they may have on the subject, will not be made public until they reach Washington.

The inspection is general, said the St. Paul customs official yesterday, and follows a recent regulation forbidding the coloring of tea by the Chinese and Japanese. Formerly the practice was general by those shippers, but is now on the decrease, according to the officials.

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