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S GOLD STORAGE IS BAD. The Health Department Says that Un drawn Poultry, Long Kept, Is Unfit for Food. Frightful Food Thrown Upon Market from Cold Storage Plants Health Department Protests. Health Commissioner Whalen finds the greatest foe of the public health In the Beet Trust For seven months Dr. Whalen has been trying to (ret nn ordinance through the city council forbidding the sale of any slaughtered poultry, flab, game, or ny animal used for food purposes, re frlgerated or otherwise, "which has not been properly drawn and prepared by removing the entrails at the time of laughter." Storage men estimated that 0,000,000 pounds of meats In Chi cago warehouses would come under the ten of this law. Dr. Wbalen's ordinance ;ont.ns the following provisions: No fowls or other animals to be put In storage without the entrails being removed. Warehouses to be In sanitary condi tion; regular Inspections to guarantee this. . An annual license lee of 300, per alts to be Issued to warehouses only after they bad compiled with the sani tary provisions. Every article to be tagged permanent ty to show the date It Is put In stor age. Retail grocers to exhibit storage .eats In original packages from the warehouses, to show tho ago of the food, and Its history. "Our Inspectors have found meat two and three years old In the ware bouses," Dr. Whalen said. 80 Important has this subject becomo that the Secretary of tho State Hoard of Health, Dr. James A. Egan, has ad dressed the following communication to the mayor of every city In Illinois: The Illinois State Board of Health, acting In tho Interest of the lives and health of the people, urgently reconi mends to the mayors and city councils of all cities and the presidents and boards of trustees of all villages ami to the health otllclals In all parts of the State, tho enactment and enforce ment of ordinances prohibiting the sale of poultry, flsb, game, or any animal used for food that has not been prop erly cleaned and drawn at the time of the slaughtering. "The necessity for such ordinances and their enforcement Is plainly Indi cated by tho rapidly growing custom of storing poultry, fish, and game con taining the entrails and other vlscer.i and offering them for sale long periods of tlmo after being killed, and the danger to public health caused by this custom. "It Is known to nil physicians and physiologists that there aro generated In the body of any animal poisons of the highest degree of toxicity. Tho In testines and other dlgestlvo organs con tain at all times materials which have undergone putrefactive changes. If this material be permitted to remain In the body after death the poisons generated may infiltrate the entire flesh, making It dangerous to the per son who cats It. The body, In which the viscera are permitted to remain, undergoes decomposition much more rapidly than when such viscera bavo been removed. Decomposition Is fur ther hastened by leaving the blood In the nnlmal. "It has become tho custom of whole sale poulterers and packers to purchase poultry during tho early summer, when tho prices are lowest, and to keep It In cold storage until winter or until the prices are highest. Such fowls aro killed without bleeding, often plucked before death, and placed In cold stor age without removing tho entrails and other viscera. Frequently they nro not offered for salo until several months after killing. 'The process of decomposition and putrefaction begins at once. Cold stor age and freezing may limit the rotting process, but do not stop It. When poultry or animals are taken from cold storage and thawed out for exhibition and sale tho decomposition continues with renewed energy, Impregnating tho flash with poisons. Flesh In which tho blood has been permitted to remain Is particularly susceptible to such decom position, and this susceptibility Is In creased by the long period of freezing and thawing. "Even with poultry that Is 'freshlj killed' there Is frequently a period of several days between the time or slaughtering and sale. Not only Is It dangerous, but It Is repugnant to our sense of decency that tho flesh we aro to eat shall He for several days hi close contact with putrlfylng animal matter. "Undoubtedly undrawn poultry, flesh, and game has caused many cases of poisoning which have wrongfully been attributed to other causes. Tho poison ing resulting often renembled that caused by other poisons administered by persons or taken with suicidal In tent." Physicians seemed Inclined to dis agree with the cold storage peoplo ns to the possibility of storing food prod. acta two year or more. Dr. V, A. Kuflewskl was decided In his opinions ' that cold storage products were dele' tcrlous, no matter what length of time they wero placed on Ice. "There Is no possibility of preventing some kind of decay If poultry Is packed with the entrails Inside, no matter what the touijwrnturo, and all cold star age meats, even when taken tho best care of, lose tbclr vitalizing principle nnd nrc consequently almost valueless as food products. 'They are not stimulants to tho stomach or the system, but mero clogs. It Is just about the same as feeding the stomneh so much bran. Cold stor age Is unfortunately one of the neces sltles of our great cities nnd the great activities of our modern life, but It Is n misfortune that cold storage should be necessary. All meats should bo used within three or four days after the killing to secure tho necessary re turns of vitality to tho human body. "As for cold storage eggs I forbid aty patients to use them under any cir cumstances. The egg, llko meat, loses Its force when stored and tho fact that It has n shell Is no protection. Its food properties are as certainly destroyed as If It wero broken. Canned goods are equally If not more deleterious than cold storage products. It Is now nn established fact that In the Russo-Japanese war canned goods were as dead ly ns the shrapnel." II. C. Curtis, director of St. Luke's Hospital, stated that as a general prop osition he was In favor of the pas sage of the Whalen ordinance. "It would be a safeguard to tho public health," ho said, "and we who sec tho under side of that question arc natur ally sollcltlous that every step be taken to safeguard the public." The Beef Trust Is Immuno from prosecution by tho Illinois Pure Food Commission. Why? One point on which tho Illinois com mission has been especially lax In tho opinion of food experts has been Its failure to look for preservatives In canned meats. There Is nothing In the Stnto law, tho commissioner claims, that forbids tho uso of pre servatives, but tho law plainly states that: "No packer or dealer In preserved or canned fruits and vegetables, or other articles of food, shall sell or offer for sale such canned or preserved articles of food, unless theso shall bo entirely free from substances or In gredients deleterious to health." A decision from Secretary Wilson of tho Department of Agriculture on tho point In question enmo In a dis patch from Washington. It was as follows: "The addition of any preservative of any kind to a food product may bo objected to, first, when tho ndded body Is not mentioned on tho label; second, tho ndded substance Itself may bo deemed Injurious to health; third, tho added substanco may bo forbidden by the laws of tho country In which tho foods are mado or from which they nro exported. "Iloth boraclc nnd salicylic acids aro prohibited by tho German laws. I.ornclc ncld has been declared by this department to bo injurious to health. It does not nppenr that thero Is any convincing reason for tho uso of any preservatives In sausages except tho usual condlmentnl Ingredients salt, vinegar, spices nnd woodsmokc. "Under tho results of experiments conducted In tho bureau of chemistry Hinall quantities of benzoic ncld nnd foods nro produced, or from which they nro exported." food products when not forbidden by tho laws of tho countries where tho Help tbq health commissioner fight tho Iteef Trust 1 Commissioner of Health Whnlen, in tho bulletin for tho Inst week of Jan uary, calls attention to the need of an appropriation of $2r,000 to fight tuber culosis. "An increase of tho pollco force Is undoubtedly necessary," de clares tho bulletin, "but thero seems to be Incklng n senso of nronortlon In refusing the 125,000 to snvo 2,000 to 2.'i,000 lives annually from the assaults of a positively preventable disease, wlillo granting $1,000,000 to fight thugs nnd murderers, whoso total hnrvest of death last year wns 187 victims. Glvo tho pollco department all It asks If thnt can bp done. Give the health de partment what It actually needs." Many of the Beef Trust employes wear rubber gloves while handling tho cadavers. Otherwise they ore in imminent danger of blood poisoning. Even tho emh.il mint- nr fwi r i. gullible public has Its attendant dan fctlB. Tlio Ileef Trust Is commencing to squirm. The public Js going to get some fctnrtllng facts boforo long. An opinion given by Attornoy General Stead to tho Illinois live stock board fcnys tho board has no right to pass on slaughtered animals, but must con fine Its Inspection to live stock. Tho TTrt rr- "$"" vjy";y THE OHIOAGO 11, . ,. il opinion advises the board thnt It would bavo no standing as party to a suit to enjoin tho Chicago health de partment from condemning carcasses passed by tho State and government Inspectors. "This opinion," said Sec retory Prltchnrd of th health depart ment, "strengthens the city's claims to bo supremo In tho Inspection of meat" The Beef Trust must go. Tho number of members of the pres ent Legislature controlled by tho Beef Trust Is known to a man. Remember the Beef Trust when you are nominating candidate for the Legislature this year. The number of dead and diseased hogs shipped by the Beet Trust and told aa food Is something awful. Numbers of hogs die In the cars In transit to the Beef Trust; their bodies aro often eaten by the other hogs and their pet disease transmitted by them to the human race. Tho Beef Trust has ruined many n prosperous small business. Tho bide Industry, the boot nnd shoe trade, tho sheepskin tanners, tho leather tanners, tho wool pullers, tho wool trade, tho vegctnblo market, tho poultry busi ness, tho retail meat markets, tho wholesale meat markets, the soap trade all these and many more have been swallowed up by this awful lovlnthnn. How much longer will the people stand It? now much longer will the American people put up with diseased food? Teople who think that they get good meat aro Invited to read the follow ing clipped from the live stock report of tho Chicago Dally News, January 0, 1000: "Quality of offering was not good. It was such as the trade usually looks for on Tuesday, with tho Wisconsin shipments largely predominating. It wag not tho absence of good finished stuff that mado the alow market, bow over, as tho buyers were gonornly looking -for low-priced cattle. Ship pers had only n few orders nt most, nnd tho great percentage of them wero for plain finished cattle. Slnco tho ending of tho western season thero has generally been ns good a demand for tho commoner sorts of cattle ns for tho bettor priced steers. A few toppy kinds have reached S0.25 this week, but they nre as scarce as tho proverbial hen's teeth." We do not see nny quotations In the dallies on trichina hogs. All tho rotten old Ileef Trust lohliv, Ists. consisting of crooked lnwvr.ru enstoff politicians and scarecrow states MS) f ettlag ready. But when tho Illinois Legislature meets these worthies will be pointed out so that be who runs may read. Teoplo must remember that the city had only eleven inspectors at work on cattle, hogs, sheep and provisions. Necessnrlly their work roust have been very Incomplete when there were 300,000 cnttlo a week to Inspect. Tu berculosis nnd cancer are bound to be shipped to all quarters ns food. Beef Trust cold storage Is n bad thing. Yet It Is popular Just now. The rotten food turned out In tho slinnn f diseased poultry from Beef Trust roosts Ih thus touched upon by Health Com missioner Whalen, of Chicago, in bis annual report: "Cold storngo Is one of our present necessities, but It Is evident 'thnt It hns been shamefully misused ,by dis honest men. Whllo certain articles of food nro better after more or less prolonged storage, certain fruits and vegetables (.noil so soon nfter remnvni from tho cold storngo ns to give a very unfavorable Impression. "Again, noultrv or enmo Is nfton stored In nn undrawn condition nnd la afterward sold to the public. Attention 'V-'- "v-'vy'i 'v. - THE BEEF TRUST 18 BO88. 1 -... .-.. .. -.. -i has been called to many cases of ptomaine poisoning resulting from eat ing gnmo or 'poultry which had been stored In nn undrawn state. The real evil comes from freezing tnoro or less tainted meat and fish. The process of decoy Is checked, but tho ptomaine remain. The purchaser docs not detect nny odor, but a gastroenteritis Is apt to result none the less. "Thero Is a suspicion that much of tho sickness contracted In strange hotels, Is thus caused." Dally News cattle report January 10: "Quality was rather poor, offers run ning largely to ennners nnd cutters. Bull trndo was steady at yesterday's decline. Bologna bulls wero taken more readily than tho fat sorts." Tho Standard Oil Trust does not sell cancer or tuberculosis to tho peo ple. But the Newspaper Trust finds abundant, space to dvote to the Oil Trust but has not a line for the Beef Trust Why? Why Is not the Illinois Anti-Trust law strictly enforced against the real trusts? The law Is upon the statute books and Is rigidly lived up to as against small and honest corporations which nro obliged to mnko affidavit once n year and send tho same with one dol lar to Springfield to prove that they aro not In a trust A Trust has no more standing In law In Illinois than a Burglar. Both exist In violation of tho law and both nro felons In tho eyes of the law. Tho Beef Trust absolutely controls legislation In Illinois. It does as it pleases with tho people. Why docs not tho Attorney General of Illinois get nftor tho Beef Trust on the following points: Anti-Trust Law Violated. It Is vio lating tho trust laws of Illinois by par cellng out territory betweou subordin ate concerns. In being an organization In restraint of trndo besides violating every de tail of tho Anti-Trust Inw. Fraud In Product Sold Millions of pounds of beef, pork, mutton, sausage and other products have been sold un der falso names and falso representa tions, containing materials other than those represented to the buyer. Fraud in Beef Sold Millions of pounds of Inferior beef bavo been sold to government and private consumers. Killing Independent Concerns The Beef Trust hns organised and still Is organizing fnko Independent com panies ns a filial desperate measure to crush competitors who refuse to buy of tho trust llebntes to Dealers In every town nt least ono principal denier gets a secret rebate In consideration of his agreement to buy no "outside" or in dependent beef, pork or mutton. Secret Servlco Methods Canvass ers are sent out In 'the guise of dis tributors, to secure the names of per sons buying independent beef. Crushing Competitors Beef Is sold at cost nnd below until Independent competitors aro drives out. How many murders is the Beef Trust guilty of In Chicago? How many Innocent people are killed every year by tuberculosis and cancer? There will be some music over the Beef Trust when the next Illinois Leg Islature meets. Tho Beef Trust controls the food supply of the American people. 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 tho city administration point with prldo to the fact that It protected tho people of Chicago from the Beef Trust for five months and then flunk? Did tho samo Influences affect this administration that health officials vwff-V.w irzwapwirv E - A.GHL1E. charged the Harrison administration with truckling to? Is. there any one so base that he would sncrlflco tho work of honest health Inspectors and Imperil tho lives of every man, woman and child In Chicago to oblige some political friends? Or nro thero deeper reasons? Speak out, somebody, for hell Is not hot enough to roast a man who would low to tho Beef Trust in a matter of tuberculosis and cancer. The Beef Trust slaughter houses are llko morgues. The Beet Trust mag trates love to praise tbclr cleanliness In magazine articles. Of course these slaughter joint are cleanly. They have to be. They are sanitary In near ly every respect The only unsani tary things about the Trust slaughter houses are the cancerous cattle, the tuberculosis cow and the trichina hogs. The surroundings have to be kept cleanly, like all buildings devot ed to the care of cadavers. Even the embalmed beef turned out by 'the Trust Is sanitary from an embalmer's standpoint What object can the members of tho Beef Trust have In opposing the Illi nois pure food laws and wanting tbeui amended? The Beef Trust saturates Chicago with stenches from its rendering es tablishments and glue factories. It robs the neonle of Chicago thrnm-h i control of tho price of the food they vui unu uie icarner iney wear. The Beef Trust Is arranging to con trol tho next Illinois Legislature absa lutely. The Beef Trust, counts on a solid legislative delegation from Cook Coun ty which will favor monopoly and en courage high prices. Whnt other political associations be sides the Harrison Democracy doe the Beef Trust own In Chicago? The followlnir DriMlupta wpiyi Ainnrt. od from the United States to the coun tries mimed In 100. A largo per-i-entngo of them contained tuberculo sis mid cancer us they wero taken from tho Inside of cattle and there fore NEVER examined for tuberculo sis, cancer or nny other dlseaso : Sausage Casings, Tallow. Gr't Brltnlu, value 1321,102 $1,707,201 Germany, value ... 023,00(1 013,031 France, valuo 184,0.10 403,514 Netherlands, valuo. 600,400 140,021 ItusHhi, valuo 30,503 01,508 The American people must put an end to tho Beef Trust or suffer the conscqueuces of bad food. How mnny lumpy-Jaw cattle are slauirhtnrMl hv tlla Don' T.iu .... 1 ' ". ..W -JfV day uud fed to the people? The Eagle feels blghTy compliment ed over the way Its reading matter Is stolen and reprinted without credit. But It feels sorry that the able editors who steal It cannot give It a wider circulation than they do. As the Eagle reaches its readers at least twenty four hours earlier than the principal purlolners, the thefts are easily recog nised. The Beef Trust counts upon sleeting a majority of the Illinois delegation to Congress next year. Hogs that go to England and the United States are not examined for trichina. All hogs for Germany, France and Austria are. Some escupe, though. Tho Beef Trust will get its deserts boforo many years roll by, The Trust press cannot bide the truth from the people. Little by little they will learn tho facts, and when tbey do watt up, you will hear an explosion, Why is Illinokt afraid to tackle the Beet Trust! FIGHT ON PURE FOOD. It Has Been Waged Hard in -Congress for the Past Seventeen Years And the Result Is a Bill that Pleases the Beef Trust All Alone. The Beef Trust Is nil powerful at Congress. "Seventeen years ago tho first pure food bill was Introduced In tho Sen ntc, and It has been debated off and on ever since." With this Introduction Henry Beach Needham tells In World's Work the amazing story of the delays id ine pure rood bill in the United States Scnato as nn Illustration of ob structive methods. It Will enable the millions nf mn. sumors of food to understand wbv tho United States Is the only civil- isea country wnicn does not possess a national food Inw. It will enable them to appreciate tho difficulties which now confront tho Hcyburu bill during tho present session of the United States Senate, tho only meas ure, according to tho best authorities, thnt there Is nny hope of passing. "Every American workman," says Mr. Needham, "It Is fair to assume. Is Interested vitally In securing for his family what ho earns by tho swent of his brow pure food nnd puro drugs. "When ono pays for wholesome nr tides ho does not cdro to rccclvo bad coffee, glucose syrups, coal tar jellies, spurious whiskeys, adulterated drugs, nnd Imitation flnvorlng extracts. Ono does not want codfish sausages or green bams, smoke cured,' nil pre served with boracle acid: -New Or. leans molasses' or 'honey,' composed largely of bIucom: olive oil .Mn ronlltr cotton seed oil; 'pure raspberry Jolly,' manufactured from glucose mixed with citric acid and coal tar dye. "If the Stnto cannot protect the In dividual against such swindling nud tho State commissions confess their Impotence ono naturally looks to the Federal government for protection nnd to his representative In Congress to provide statutory- means for such pro tection. How has the 'welfare, the health, nud longevity of tho 80,000,000 Americans been conserved by Con gress?" . The Beef Trust Is making a hard light nt Washington against a puro food law. , ' Tho following Is from n Washington dispatch to the Chicago Trlbuno, .Feb. 3, 1000: "Recently this opposition hns taken nn extremely dangerous turn. Tho peo plo who nro behind It roallzo that there Is in general demand throughout tho country for national legislation on this subject They do not dare to fight It outright, therefore, nnd ho they aro confining their attention In an effort to destroy tho valuo of tho law when It Is enacted nud to make It difficult It not Imiwsslblo of execution. "Thero aro now on tho stntutb books of many States, particularly In tho north, laws which If enacted would go a long ways toward disposing of tho Impure food products which nro now Hooding tho markets of tho country to n notorious degree. In Illinois, for In stance, thero Is a law which, If hon estly executed, would put nn end to tho vnst nmouiit of frauds practiced uon tho people. Tho law, however, Is to n large. ex tout n dead letter and tho Illi nois food commissioner Is said to hnvo becomo an offensive partisan In tho movement to break down national legis lation on this subject. Honest advo cates hero of n puro food law nro as tonished that Gov. Donccn should per mit nny Illinois official to take n stand In public which manifestly Is In opposi tion to tho best Interests of nlne-tentlm of tho people of tho Stato of Illinois. "Tho nntl-puro food lobby hero In Washington, which has Its headquar ters at tho Wlllard Hotel, and which apparently Is supplied with an unlimit ed amount of money, seems to have come to tho conclusion thnt some kind of a pure food law. Is Inevitable at this session of Congress. They aro there fore bending all their energies to break down or minimise the effect of such a law when passed." ' Remembering that It was always the habit to use the carcase of cancerous or lumpy jawed cattle after the can cers were cut out, the publlo Is prob. ably getting a fuller dose of lumpy jawed cattle for food than ever. On the very day that th city discontinued Its inspection and condemnation, th Commissioner of Health of Chicago Is sued the following remarkable Instruc tions In hi bulletin of December 80, 1005: '""The Commissioner ha Issued tb following instruction to the chief in specter at the Union Stock Yards: "'While actinomycosis Is usually confined to the bead, and may be said In one sense to be a localized disease, and while some Inspectors condemn only the part Involved, I believe It I safest and most practicable to condomn the entire carcass wherever the acti nomycotic abscess opens Into the mouth, pharynx, larynx or any part of the digestive or respiratory tract: or when the lymphatic gland are Involr edj or wbere there are actinomycotic m.it'WW$P!?wt"Wl-'" BEEF! tumor In the lung; or when the le sions have become generalised, since generalization In actinomycosis appear to run a very atyple course, making the detection of all foci Inside the aousol very difficult; therefore, the sa tire carcass Is to be condemned. "'In Cases whan, tha Ml.m..iu lesions at positively localised, the la- """' vn may oe cui away and tho remains of the carcass used. "These Instructions apply only to "lumpy jaw." There mny be other reason why you should want to con demn a carcass, and It Is then a mat ter of judgment for you and your men, But you should never hesitate to con demn If you believe the animal to be not fit for human food.'" The Beef Trust continue to spread -tuberculosis, cancer and other disease with Impunity. Ono fact that escapes general atten tion Is that tho Intestines, blood, Hv. er, heart nnd lights (or lungs) of aa nnlmnl nro already used before the carcass proper gets to the Inspector. This Includes nlso whnt Is known a tho gut fats, out of which lard, suet table oils and various other. thing nro made. As soon as a beef Is killed, It I hung up by the heel and dlsembow eled. All of tho '"Innards" are hauled nwny. Even the blood la reooivari in . roceptaclo nnd carried oft to be made Into blood sausage, beet extract and tho like. The Intestine are carried to tb sausage rooms to bo used as casings. The stomach goes elsewhere to be used as tripe. - Tlie liver, lights, heart, eta, find a ready market And, mind you, every bit, of these portions of the "critter" are used whether it Is suffering from cancer. tuberculosis, iumtn Inn. -. .. .. disease. The carcass nfter It "Innards" are removed is swuns- alnn ami imi . nnother place where the Inspectors pas Dr. C. J. Whnlnn. flu aMnint tr.i.k.1 Commissioner of Chicago, reported the condemnation of nearly four million i-uuuui oi menr. uutMf the four month ending December. 80, 1005. Now 83 per cent of these 4,000,000 pounds were found to be afflicted with tuberculosis. Every ounce of them 4 ono ono. pounds belonged to the main carcase nna una passed government Inspection. What about tho linnrta llrorx. II..I... Intestines, fats, blood, tripe and other msiae neiongings of these tuberculosis cattle from which 4.ooo.onrt mumi. tuberculosis and cancerous meat were lounu nna condemned? They were sold to the iwnni , ' eaten as food I The spirits of thousands of poor boys who went out tn flat, t it... United States In the Spanish-American war, must hover over tho fortune of the Bttf Trust In a demand for vengeance These thousands were killed hv th "embalmed beef" of the Beef Trust- and by the nolsons used In tlm mairanrv of their Beef Trust rations. Neither the bullets of the Spaniard or .the terror of the Cuban climate did any havoc to the American soldier, poor boy, at all comparable with the damage done by the frightful embalm ed food of the Beef Trust The young fellow who offered their live to the American government, did) not for a moment Imagine that tho country for which they were fighting would permit a Beef Trust to furnish them with poisoned rations. . But It did. The soldier trusted their country and ate the poison. The result was death, disease, broke) constitutions for thousands. These are facts which the war rec ords will corroborate. All pork for Germany Is examined carefully for trichina before exporting. Pork for Great Britain Is never ex amined for trichina. Hence the following figure may be Interesting: , In 1004 Great Britain Imported from' the United States 7,570,400 pound of canned, pork, valued at 1770,408, an 13,000.051 pounds of fresh pork, valued at $1,300,855. , ' In 1004 Germany Imported from the United States 48,100 pounds of cannedj nork. valued nt S4.835 and NO PriKHH ' PORK WHATEVER. Germany protects- her people from plague. By the way, what is Dr. Dyson, who used to be government chief Inspector,, doing now? Chicago Is the home and the head quarter of tb Beef Trust i ti r, - x .1 .