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-m T - t " "ssHIjjw 4( "t if 4PSSMssBHs VOLUME XXXIII. TUBERCULOSIS BEEF. The General Public Has a Fine Oppor tunity to Get All It Wants of It. Health Department Finds Cattle in Trust Coolers with Tuber culosis Trimmed Out. Eif hty-flve Per Gent, of the Animali Con , demned at Chicago Had " This Diieaie. Tuberculosis In Isjcomlng epidemic. The Beef Trust products afflicted with tuberculosis cnti be sold without let or hindrance, when past "hiHi)eetlon." Tho school mnnngcnient committee of the Board of Ktlucntlon took uctlvu tops to prevent children mulcted with tuberculoid front attending school. A report drafted . by Suitcrlntendent Cooley and Dr. K. 1). Dudley wus adopt ed, which provldeM tlmt when n toucher suspects that any child In affected with the disease It shall be made known to tho nuRrlntenden't of ncIiooIh by the prlnclpul. After the parent of tho child arc notified the pupil will bo ex amined by medlcnl lnsH.ctors of tho child study department. I'nrents will Ins Riven pcrmlMMlon to have their fam ily physician prcHcnt at the examina tion. Tho poor children who got the tuber culosis from meat must suffer. Wo enn hco from the Health Depart ment rejtorts that Stuto ami govern ment lnwctlon does not prevent tulr culosls beef from getting Into the cool ers from which tho public Is served. Tho statement that thero are 15,000 consumptives In ChlcaKO was mudo ut tho annual meeting of the Visiting Nurso Association by Mr. Arthur Aldls, chairman of tho tulierculosls commit tec. Dr. Hachs sisikc, urttliiK drnstlo action by tho Hoard of Health to stamp out tho disease. Tultorculosls Is a Beef disease. It Is not hereditary. It Is not contracted from Impure air. It Is contracted by eating bad meat sold by sordid and conscienceless men who think more of dollars than they do of human' lives. If any of your relatives havo tuber culosis you know who to blame. The homes saddened by tho deaths of husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons aiid daughters, Tho people jwverty stricken by con sumption, Know who Is guilty! Thero Is n day of reckoning for thoso barons of blood and tyrants of tho Trust I The Chicago Eagle will keep upon their track until Europe as well as America will bo too hot to bold them. The Beef Trust may control govern ment Inspection. But tho Insignificant number of city of Chicago Inspectors only It In nil although now strangely discontinued was still sufficient to call attention to borrlblo facts. Tho following from tho Chicago Health Department Bulletin of Octo ber 28, 1003, siwaks for Itself: Tho city inspectors at the Union Stock Yards condemned "FIVH CAT TLH FOUND IN TUB COOI.r.US, WITH A I'AHT OF THE EVIDENCE OF TUBKHCUl.OSIS 'HUMMED OUT, AFTEIt HAYINO BEEN l'ASSKD BY THE UOYEUNMENT INSl'KCTOHS." "They also condemned ami destroyed .1,00.1 pounds of cut meats shipped from St. I.imiIh and Kansas City, having passed government Inspection at tho.se places." Tills shows tho sort of government Inspection wo hae. If a few of the governmental ends idnns are recti lied how, many thom anils iiro nut'.' How many homes In Europo and America tiro at this moment harboring cuts of meat from tuberculosis cuttloY Tho above report of tho Health Com missioner speaks of meat hanging In tho coolers of trust houses, with tuber cular tumors "trimmed out" ready to bo cut Into steaks. Speaking of the 3,0:15,000 pounds of food condemned In 1003 by Chicago Health Department Inspectors, Dr. C. J. Wlmlen, Health Commissioner, says In his annual report; "EIGHTY I'EIt CENT OF THE MEATS WEUE CONDEMNED ON ACCOUNT OF TUBERCULOSIS." "Commenting upon this condition (continues Commissioner Whelan), American Medlclno,' Decombor 23, says : 'Ouo stands aghast at tho crimi nal cupidity which will Induce men to attempt to sell such dangerous food to an unsUHpcctlug community. It Is now In order to go n step farther and llud out who I rcsiRiuslble for this moral obliquity. "'It Is well known that combina tions of the larger meat dealers have existed In the past to the end of rais ing the price of food stuffs lcyond tho IKiInt to which healthy comstltlon would reduce them. Tho outcry has always been hi protest against the In creased cost of living, but hero' for the llrst time are the combinations which control the food supply, brought Into a direct relation to public health. "'It Is high time that this matter lie taken out of the class of minor of fenses AND THE DEALEHH THEM SELVES LOOKED UPON IN THE LIGHT OF PUBLIC DANOEItS. Even In war, wheu.all kinds of brutality tiro sanctioned. It Is the height of dis honoreven murder to injIsoii the water supply of a country. Is It any better to imiIsoii the food supply? It Is time that the public mind should develop a conscience In this direction.' " Speaking of licet Trust tuberculosis read the following from the Health De partment Bulletin, NovciuIht 4, 1005: "The total amount of meats con demned during the period was 1,:tl.'l,:ij!l ! pounds. Of the principal causes of condemnation, 85 I'EIt CENT WEUE FOlt TUBERCULOSIS, 12 kt cent for actinomycosis lumpy juw and 4 per cent for hog cholera." Health Department Bulletin, Dec. 0, 100.1: "A total of 147,000 pounds of meats was condemned and destroyed (during tho past week) under tho su pervision of the department Inspectors at tho Union Stock Yards. This In cludes 4,083 iKnind of governmcnt-ln-sjiccted cut meats shipped from pack ing houses in the West for Chicago city trudo and canning." Health Department Bullotln, Novem ber 11, 1005: "Although tho condemnation and de struction of food supplies unfit for human consumption durlug the past three months slnco tho resumption of Stock Yards Inspection August 7 ult, by order of the Commissioner have reached Immeuso proportions, much uu fit food still reaches the market. Only such animals and meats us show gross pathologic conditions, recogulzablo by tho naked eye, are now condemned. Fa cilities for microscopic laboratory ex amination have not yet been restored, "The Union Stock Yards city Inspec tors condemned and destroyed .'lit parts of beef carcasses, 3 hogs and (I cattlo WHICH HAD BEEN l'ASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT INSl'ECTOHS. ' "The total stock yards coiitleiuiiuuoiis j amounted to WU.SiiS pounds." , "Parts of beef carcasses!" In other words It has been and l the pructlio to cut out the cancers niiil tubercular tumors and let tlio rest of the carcass go to tho people for food! And yet wo call ourselves clvlllsus. i Health Department Bulletin, Dec. 10, 1005: "Tho department has made a now ruling lu regard to 'lumpy Jaw' or actinomycotic animals, Hereafter all animals that show, on post-mortem examination, a degeneration of tlio lesion, with cavity formation, contain ing pus, will bo condemned and de stroyed. Heretofore only thoso with a gen eral Infection were destroyed.'' Health Department Bulletin, Nov. 30, 1005: "Stockyards Inspection of meats for Chicago retail markets was resumed by order of tho Commissioner of Health on Aug. 7,' ult., with two de partment inspectors employed, ' On Oct, 7 turoo additional Inspectors wero CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1900. put to work, and Oct. 10 authority was given by the Finance Committee of the city council for the employ ment of six more. "Between Aug. 7 and Nov. W n grand total of '.',781,107 pounds of food supplies were condemned and de stroyed as unwholesome, diseased or otherwise unlit for human food." Health Department Bulletin, Novem ber 25, 1005 : "Condemnations of unfit food during tho week: "At tho Union Stock Yards. 08.7011 pounds of cattle, hogs, calves and sheep. "At retail markets 00,730 pound or beef, bam und poultry." Health Department Bulletin, Dec. 10, 1005: "Following Is a summary of unlit food condomned und destroyed durlug the week: "At tho Union Stock Yards 202 cat tle, weight 152,500 pounds; 302 hogs, weight 58,838 pounds; 15 calves, weight 015 pounds; 12 sheep, weight 255 pounds; 10,113 pounds cut meuts. Total, 231,330 pounds. "At city retnll markots 18,0.10 pounds of fish; 30 calves, 4 hogs, 2, 000 pounds;' 2 cuttle, 1 sheep, 033 pounds of poultry and dressed meats and vegetables, 1,401 pounds. Total, 21,114 pounds, "Aggregate condemnations of unfit food during tho week, 252,444 pounds," Health Department Bulletin, Dec. 2:i, 1H05: "At the Union Stock Yards the fol lowing have been condemned and de stroyed: '2S0i cattle, weighing 1I8.S2I pounds: il.'il bogs, weighing 111.475 pounds. "Cut meats weighing 5,021 pounds. "15 calves, weighing 855 pounds. "7 sheep, weighing 2H0 pounds. "Twent.v-ono cattle, nine lings ami 5,021 pound cut meats were con demned alter (passing) government In spection," yePv He.ilth Department Bulletin, Dec. ;io, 11)05: "A total of 108,002 pounds of meats was condemned by the department In spectors at tho Union Stock Yards and destroyed under their supervision. At retail markots, il.SSO pounds of dicsM'd meats; 21,150 pounds of fish, and il.osu pounds of poultry, limns and rabbits wero condemned and de stroyed. "Tho Commissioner has issued the follrwliig Instructions to tho chief In spector at tlio Union Stock Yards: ' 'Wlillo actlnpmycosls Is usually coullned to tho head, and may bo said hi 0110 sense to bo n localized disease, and wlillo somo Inspectors condemn only tho part Involved, I bellovo It Is "INDIPINOINT IN ALL THING. NIUTrUL J . ALBERT J. HOPKIN8, United State Senator from Illinois. safest and most practicable to con demn tho entire carcass wherever the actinomycotic ubsccx opens Into the mouth, pharynx, larynx or any part of the digestive or respiratory tract: or when the lymphatic gland are Involv ed; or where there are actinomycotic tumors lu the lungs; or when the le sion have become generalized, since generalization lu actinomycosis ap pears to run a very atyplo course, making the detection of all foci Inside tlie musclo very dlillcult; therefore, the entire carcass Is to be condemned. " 'In case where the actinomycotic lesion are positively localized, the In fected part may be cut away and the remains of the carcass used. "'These Instructions apply only to "lumpy Jaw." There may be other reasons why you should want to con demn a carcass, ami It Is then 11 mat ter of Judgment for you mid your men. But you should never hesitate to con demn If you believe the animal to bo not tit for human food.' " Pcoplo must remember that the city had only eleven Inspectors at work on cattle, hogs, sheep and provisions. Necessarily their work must have been very Incomplete when thero were .'100,000 cattle a week to Inspect. Tu berculosis and cancer are bound to be shipped to all quarters as food. Thanks to the Beef Trust methods, cancer 'numbered 1,101 victims lu Chi cago lu 1005, or 07 more than In 1001 an Increase of the rate ht 10,000 of population of 2.03 Hr cent. The Increaso lu deaths from cancer In Chicago In 1005 over the average for the decade ended lu 100 was 10.1 per cent, and over tho average rate of the decade ended lu 1SSI was .'1 1. 1 per cent! B"of Trust cold storage Is a bad thing. Yi't It Is popular Just now. Thy rotten food turned out lu the shape of diseased poultry from Beef Trust roosts Is thus touched up 111 by Health Com missioner Wlmlen, of Chicago, hi his annual report : "Cold, storage Is one of our present iti'CiNsltles, but It Is evident that It lias been shamefully misused by dls honest men, Wlillo certain artlclca of food are better after more or less prolonged storage, certain fruits and vegetables spoil so soon after removal from tho cold storage as to glvo n very unfavorable Impression. "Again, poultry or game Is often stored In nu undrawn condition and h afterward sold to the public, Attention has been called to many t cases of ptomaine poisoning resulting from eat ing game or poultry which had been stored lu an undrawn state. The real evil comes from freezing moro or less lalnled meat and fish. Tho process of decay Is checked, but tho ptomaines j-emuln. Tho purchaser docs not detect fWSMlMB3SfryiCTMBBSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS JiSmBMffll7v!iBBBBBBBBSsV Ih TBHMFy illllWHi ! IHHHHB &lBHHBBBiBBBKSBJpjtygpBBBBSJl BHPfsHI BBMla!SjsSJJJJBHp: SnP&lBlBik3?nBllllS& ISSBJBjMBKrtSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSttCBSSSSSSSSSSflBSEll' IHsVLBBssflHKi IN NONL" TWELVE PAGE8. any odor, but a gastroenteritis Is apt to result none the less. "There Is 11 suspicion that much of the sickness contracted lu strange hotels, I thus caused." Dally New cattle report January 111: "Quality was rather poor, offers run ning largely to canner and cutters. Bull trade was steady at yesterday's decline. Bologna bull were taken more readily than the fat sorts." The Standard Oil Trust does not sell cancer or tultcrculosls to the ho pie. But tho Newspaper Trust find abundant space to dvote to the Oil Trust hut has not a line for the Beef Trust. Why? Why Is not the Illinois Anti-Trust law strictly enforced against the real trusts 5f The law is upon tho statute books und Is rigidly lived up to as against small and honest corporations which are obliged to make attldavlt once 11 year and send tho samo with ono dol lar to Sprlngtlcld to prove that they are not hi 11 trust. A Trust has no more standing in law in Illinois than a Burglar. Both exist In violation of the law and both are felons lu the eyes of the law. Why doe not tho Attorney General of Illinois get after tho Beof Trust on the following points: Anti-Trust Law Violated. It Is vio lating the trust laws of Illinois by par celing out territory between subordin ate concerns. In being uu organization In restraint of trade besides violating every de tail of the Anti-Trust law. Ft anil lu Products Sold Millions of pounds of beef, pork, mutton, sumagc and other products have been sold tin der f.iNo names and false repie-enta-tlous, containing materials other than thoiMi icpicxcutcl to the buyer. Fraud lu Beef Sold Millions or pounds of Inferior beef have been sold to government and private consumers. Killing Independent Concern-. The Beef Trust has organized and still Is oiganlzlng faUu, Independent com pnulis 111 a Dual tlesper.ttu measure to crush competitors who refuse to buy of tho trust. Rebates to Dealers In every town at least ouo principal dealer gets a secret icbato lu consideration of his agreement to buy no "ottWdo" or In dependent beef, poik or mutton. Secret Service Mothods Canvass ers aro sent out lu the guise of dis tributors to hccuro the names of per sons buying Independent beef. Crushing Competitors Beef Is sold at cost and below until Independent competitors are driven out. I Stop tho Tuberculosis Trust! BEEF TRUST AT WORK. Why Have the City Emergency Inspectors Been Withdrawn from the Union Stock Yards? In View of the Pacts Published Else where on This Page, This Looks Bad. Has the Tuberculosis and Cancer Distributing Organization Used Its Influence to Stop Inspection ? A remarkable change ha suddenly come over the City Health Depart ment. Bead the awful disclosures In the Health Department bulletins up to Dcccmlwr "0. published in another column, and then read this: Health Department Bulletin, January 1:1. 1000: "Food condemnations have fallen off 22 ter cent since the first of the year from the totals of the last two weeks of 1005. During the last named crlod 182,451 pounds of food unlit for human consumption was condemned and de stroyed; only :i75,701 pounds was con demned and destroyed during the two weeks ended Jan. 111. The result Is due to the expiration at the end of the year of the term for which the emer gency lnN.ctors were apisilnted." In other words the total have fallen 22 Kr cent lu two week. But not Isx'iiuse the Beef Is any let terthe Inspectors were discharged. Till looks strange. When the Health Department report ton and ton of tuberculosis heef In the market and then let It emergency lnsHTtors go lu the midst of the light on disease and death. Something must be doing. Ha the city administration changed front on the destruction of tuberculosis cuttle and their carcases? I tuberculosis any better for the Kople this year than It was last year? lu another column will be found ex tracts from the Health Department an nual report and weekly bulletins. Do you think that lu the face of these doc ument and the fact they contain that the city can refuse to continue the lie spectlou and condemnation of tuls'r culosls and cancerous cattle at the Stock Yards? How many concerns make fancy lard for culinary use out of hog that die of cholera? How many thousands of carcases have the city Inspectors condemned tlmt were found hanging In coolers with thu tulKTculosIs trimmed out? Where does all the meat that nr rives at the Stock Yards at night come from? Whoso packing house was It that the chief meat Inspector went Into nu Do cchiIht I0 last with orders to arrest the President of the concern for steal ing cattle that had U-cn tugged and condemned? Did not tho President of this con cern surrender 27 condemned cattle that had been thus stolen and hlddei. away? I How many condemned hogs nave been Isold as mess pork? ' Is It, or Is It not so, t)iat somo of 1 the cattlo condemned by city Inspec tors have been found with their whole lusldes one mass of corruption? I Is It not true that the butchers at the yards arc afraid to cut some cattle for fear of contracting contagion them selves? 1 Is It true that many canned cattle are now killed outside the city and their carcases shipped lu with tumors mid ,c.iueers still attached? Why do Kansas City and other I points ship their tuberculous, lumpy- I jawed ami cancer cattle to Chicago? I Why Is It that diseased cattlo can not bo slilppid to any point cast of 1 Chicago? Why In It, and by whoso orders was It that after tlio city Inspectors had condemned 170 lumpy-Jawed cattle that they were "released"? By whoso orders was It dime? Is thero another city besides Chi eiiKO that will even allow a lumpy Jawed "critter'' to enter It? Is It not true that In St. l.ouls each lumpy-Jawed beast means a line of i?."00, and that lu Toronto, Canada, tho beast and even Its hide are destroyed? In view of tho fact that the Health Department has otllelally hinted that 85 per cent of tho meat condemned by tho city was utlllctcd with tuber NUMBER 840. culosis, why have the city Inspectors been ordered to discontinue the work of condemning and destroying It? What did that delegation of Stock Yards commission men ask the mayor to do? Did they ask him to order the city health Inspectors out of the Stock Yards? Why did the city administration point with pride to tlio fact that It protected the people of Chicago from the Beef Trust for tlve months anil then Hunk? Did the same Influences affect thin administration that health olllcInU charged the Harilson administration with truckling to? Is there any one so base that he would sacrifice tho work of honest health Inspectors and Imperil the live of every man, woman and child la Chicago to oblige somo political friends? Or are there deeper reasons? Speak out, somebody, for hell Is not hot enough to roast 11 man who would bow to the Beef Trust in a matter of tuberculosis and cancer. Now that the city has quit Inspect ing, there Is nothing to prevent the Beef Trust from spreading tuberculo sis ami cancer broadcast. By the way, who did the city hall collecting from the Ice Trust last year? Hogs that go to England and tho United State are not examined for trichina. All hog for (iermnny, France and Austria are. Some cscajie, though. Mr. Jesse Sherwood has reappeared lu public. By the way, what Is Dr. Dyson, who used to be government chief Inspector, dolug uow? Tuberculosis and cancer can now go into very homo without let or hindrance. The Health Department, nfter proving that tons of tuberculnsbi are dumped on the market every week, has discharged Its Inspectors! Why did the State iJve Stock Com missioners become Indignant when Mayor Dunne ami Health Commission er Wlmlen reestablished Inspection at the Stock Yards Aug. 7 last? Why did tho State Live Stock Board wish to enjoin the city of Chi cago fiom destroying tuberculous and caucoioiis cattle alter government and State Inspector had approved them, and alter Uu. elty Inspectors had con demned theiii? If Mayor Dunne's administration de stroy ed over :i,ihhi,iioo pounds of eau ceious mid tuberculous meat In llvo months, by Hie inspection work of only flcwm liispeetors, how many bil lions of pounds o' cancer and tubor cilIoli were fed to I lie people dining the yens that there was uu city in spection? How many minders Is tho Beef Tuist guilty of lu Chicago? I law many Innocent people are killed every year by tuberculosis and cancer? What Is the difference between gambling In hotels and gambling lu business blocks, 'liltf Collins? Only this: You will raid one and not tlio other. The police 1110 afraid to break up tho street corner loitering gangs be cause Mayor Dunne says "the streets belong to the people," HW'i'ifcvVlw'a X'-W..-JW. kV Tu.i!K,HJ J,Y.. 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