February 9, 1901. Eliza Oldfield, grocer, Church Fenton, was summoned at Sherburn County Sessions last week for selling sweet nitre which was not up to the standard of the "British Pharmacopoeia." A sample purchased at defendant's shop was certified to contain excess of water to the extent of 1.16 per cent. Defendant stated that she sold the drug in exactly the same condition as she received it from Mr. E. Boothman, wholesale drysalter, Call-lane, Leeds. She had had it in stock for about a year, and had only taken one ounce from it prior to the present purchase. {{COUNTERPOINT }}