October 27, 1900. A statement is made in a contemporary publication this week to the effect that the analysis of food is not at present carried out in a sufficiently thorough manner, and that the public are consequently imposed upon to some extent. Both branches of this statement are incorrect. An army of inspectors is not paid to prowl about for nothing. They are glad to get up cases wherever they can, and if they are unable to discover any adulteration it is certainly not their fault. It is because the grocers do not give them a chance, because our readers sell pure, wholesome goods. {{COUNTERPOINT }}