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SUMMARY BY COUNTIES OF BUTTER AND CHEESE MADE IN FACTORIES.

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34,408
8,543,800

276,429
13,202,919

257,131
3,201,027

756, 974
3,999, 432

120,000

106,585
110,300

61,000
2,063,510

60,000
100,000
1,021,932

5,000
506.731
909,000
177,243

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515,696
120,000

914,300
1,437,021

157,887
110,300

61,000
2,063,510

974,300
1,597,021
1,024,932

5,000
846,731
909,000
177,243

756,974
3,483,736

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499.000

11

340,000

553,000

1,062,000

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Whole number of

factories.

Albany
Allegany
Broome.
Cattaraugus
Cayuga ..
Chautauqua
Chemung.
Chenango
Clinton ....
Columbia.
Cortland..
Delaware
Dutchess
Erie
Essex..
Franklin,
Fulton
Genesee
Herkimer
Jefferson
Lewis.
Livingston
Madison
Monroe
Montgomery
Niagara.
Oneida.
Onondaga
Ontario.........
Orange
Orleans..
Oswego.
Otsego.
Rensselaer.
St. Lawrence

4,958,412

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14,856
1,619,291

40.000
60.000
89,370
122,855

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332.000
33,500

4,000
631, 834

237,958
812,290

212.000
10,986,098
10,145,038
8,691,944

150,000
2,463,000

40.000
2,868,351

40,000
10,414,697

885,000

20,000
$81,872

80,000
3,407,707
4,740,182

30,000
1,377,984
1,936,600

5,000
2,370,000
*****148,000
2,652,745

471,000

4,000
963,834
33,500
27,330

4,958, 412

237,958
312,290

212,000
12,364 012
12,081,638
8,694,944

155,000
4,833,000

40,000
3,016,671

40,000
13,067, 442
1,356,000

20,000
981,872

80,000
7,031,709
7,094,850

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113,500

80,00
180,580

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379,531
145,631

493,031
175,631
180,580

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145,000 3,651,530

8,627,002 2,354,668

587,880

372,719 1,110,007

145,000 3,705,819

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34,289

14,730,278

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The list of all the cheese and butter factories, compiled as aforesaid, showing the location, together with the name of the owner of factory, is included in the appendix of this report, and is the first compilation of this kind that has ever been furnished by this State to the public.

Oleomargarine. The enforcement of the law in relation to the sale of oleomargarine, or butterine, within the State has occupied a large share of the time and attention of the department during the year. No oleomargarine is made in the State of New York, but the large manufacturers outside of the State, encouraged by the decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission and decisions by the United States Supreme Court, in which they claim the right to ship their goods into the State and sell them in unbroken packages, has resulted in a persistent effort on their part during the year, in defiance of the laws of the State, to secure a footing and market for their products in this State. Shortly after my appointment, it was reported to that a consignment of oleomargarine, amounting to about two tons, had been received and was being used by the Utica State hospital. Investigation showed that a number of eleemosynary institutions, supported in whole or in part by State aid, were also using these same products, which seemed to me a very strange state of affairs; that, while the State was expending thousands of dollars in enforcing the statutes prohibiting the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine in the State, at the same time it should engage, through these institutions, in using the same. I, therefore, on February 15, 1893, addressed the following communication to the Governor upon this question:

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Albany, February 15, 1893. To His Excellency the Governor:

Having been intrusted by you with the administration of the office of Dairy Commissioner, I have entered upon the discharge of the duties of the office, and have, at the outset, through the vigilance of two of my active agents, Mr. J. H. Brown and L. E. Scrafford, found a condition of affairs which there would seem to be no existing law to reach, and which, if the Dairy Commission is to be sustained, should at once be called to the attention of the Legislature and remedied. These agents report to me that they have discovered a consignment of eighty packages, amounting to about two tons of butterine, so-called and labeled, but which our chemist, after careful examination and analysis, pronounced oleomargarine, pure and simple, at the State hospital at Utica, and which the superintendent of that institution states that he authorized the steward to purchase to try it, and if found good, to be hereafter used, as cheaper than butter. The State of New York has spent, and is spending, thousands of dollars in the interest of the farmers and of all the people to suppress the traffic in these prohibited products. The courts have uniformly upheld the existing laws, and it has been held that this stuff is injurious to the public health. There is little use to attempt to enforce the existing laws, if the State, in its institutions, is to countenance the

use of these prohibited products and particularly in a case like this where the unfortunate subjects are unable to speak or act for themselves. It has been well said that insanity "is a misfortune and not a crime;" the people demand of us that we do everything, in our power to ameliorate the condition of this unhappy class who should be considered and treated as wards of the State. I know that this will appeal strongly to your good judgment and generous disposition, and have to suggest that you, at once, call this matter to the attention of the Legislature, that the evident defect in the statutes may be remedied and legislation adopted prohibiting the use of imitation dairy products in State institutions.

I am, respectfully yours.

FRED. C. SCHRAUB,
New York State Dairy Commisioner.

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This resulted in the Governor the next day sending to the Legislature the following message:

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR. To the Legislature:

The Dairy Commissioner has called my attention to the discovery, by his subordinate officers, that about two tons of “butterine," so-called and labeled, but pronounced by the chemist of the Dairy Commission to be “oleomargarine," have been purchased by direction of the superintendent of one of the State hospitals for the use of the inmates of that institution in the place of genuine butter. I have referred the matter to the State Commissioners in Lunacy, for them to take such action in reference to this particular case as may seem to them proper, but the discovery reveals a serious omission in the existing law against the sale and manufacture of adulterated dairy products; namely, that at present there is no prohibition against the use of such products in the State institutions.

It would certainly be a paradoxical condition of affairs, that when the State is spending thousands of dollars every year for the suppression of traffic in oleomargarine the public institutions of the State should be permitted to encourage that illegal traffic. So long as it is the declared policy of the State to protect the public from imposition in the sale of dairy products, thereby protecting as well our 250,000 farmers in an honest and legitimate industry, no opportunity should be allowed those in charge of public institutions to frustrate the carrying out of the policy. That any public oflicers should thus defy the declared policy of the State is strange and indefensible, even though done in ignorance, as was probably the case in this instance, but proper legislative precaution should suggest the absolute prohibition hereafter of the purchase or use of adulterated or imitation dairy products by any State institution.

I respectfully recommend to your consideration the enactment of such an amendment to the existing laws as will accoin. plish this object.

ROSWELL P. FLOWER.

New Laws.

The following act was adopted by the Legislature and approved by the Governor on April 13, 1893, and it is believed will supply the evident defect in the statute:

CHAPTER 364.

AN ACT to prevent the use of butterine, oleomargarine or adul

terated or imitation dairy products in certain institutions within this state. APPROVED by the Governor April 13, 1893; Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and ii ssembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. No money appropriated by law for maintenance and support in whole or in part of a state institution; nor money received by a charitable, benevolent, penal or reforma.

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