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(" i ' j 'V u s '.s'tM' v '" iv-r" " i rf 'T"Jfii.fl. w a yjw 4-m THE OHIOAOO EAGLE, TUBERCULOSIS AND CANCER IN CHICAGO BEEF! CITYANDBEEFTRUST The Illinois State Board of Health Hits Both of Them Hard in Circular. THE MILK FED Deef Trust, Medicine Trust, Pure Food Foes. Patent Medicine Fiends Con trol State Legislation. sf w -f . - Tatf-'t PRESS r IA u ....&. Duty of the City Administration with Regard to Meat Inspection Is Very Plain. The now government law, ns every body knows, does not provide for the Inspection of meat consumed In Chicago and Illinois. The strnngo npatliy of tlio Clilcngo authorities In the matter of lleef Trust violations of the law, Is arousing the attention of the cntlro country. The Hooding of Chicago nnd tlio State of Illinois with lumry Jaw, tub ercular and cancerous beef U causing widespread ludlguntlon. Tbo Illinois State Board of Health has Just Issued a strong circular con taining recommendations to municipali ties concerning the supervision und In spection of slaughter houses, packing houses, etc. v Tho following extracts show how hard tlio circular hit tho city govern tnent of Chicago: "Tho Illinois State Doard of Health, hy special resolution, adopted at a regu IIP niM)(lnir. held In Chicago Juno 20th and 21st, 1000, urgently recommends to tho mayors nnd councils of nil cities nth the nrcrfdentM nnd boards of trus ten of nil villages, and to ml other health olllclals In all parts of tho State, tho enactment nnd enforcement of ordi nances providing for tho swporvhloii and tlio regular nnd systematic Inspec tion af nil slaughter houses, packing houses, storago houses, markets, cel lars nnd all other establishment used for tho preparation, manufacture, stor ago or sale of food Intended for hu man consumption. Tho health of the people 1 largely dependent un tho purity, quality aud cleanliness of tholr food aud these may tie controlled aud guaranteed to tbo pooplo only througn the conscien tious efforts of health officials acting under tho powers conforrcd upon them by tbo statutes. 'Tlio people of each municipality hare tho right to expect that tho olll inw wham thov have entrusted with the enforcement of tho law, will give than every posslblo protection proviueu toy the law, and the statutes of the Stato of Illinois aro so liberal In their construction as to give to tho munici pality full iwer to control all of tlioso things which may In any way effect tho health of tlio people. iiiwW tlio urovlslons of nn act to lirorldo for tho Incorporation of cities and villages, approved April 10, 1872, (Revised Statutes, Chapter 24. Section 02), tho councils In cities and the presi dent and tho board of trustees In vil lages aro empowered to regulate the nolo of meat, poultry, fish, butter, cheese, lard, vegetable nnd nil other provisions; to regulato tho salo of tread and to prescribe it quality ; to provldo for tho luspoctlon of nil articles of food; to declare what shall con stitute a nulsauco nnd to abato samo and to fluo all who permit nuisances to exist; to appoint a hoard of houlth and prescribe Its powers and duties; TO DO ALL ACTS AND MAKE ALL IUX1ULATION8 TO PROMOTE HEALTH Ott TO PREVENT DIS EASE; to direct location and regulate the management and construction of packing houses either within tho limits of the corporation or within ono mile from its boundaries; to compel the owner of any grocery or any unwhole some or nauseous plaoe to cleanse nd abate or remove same and to regulate Its location. Under the provisions of the same law, municipalities are em powered to Impose fines, not exceeding 200 for each offense, or Imprisonment, not exceeding six months, for the viola tion of any of Its ordinances." Aside from the speclflc provisions of tu iw. auoted shove, the one pro vision, empowering the municipality TO DO ALL ACTS AND MAKU aivu REGULATIONS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND PREVENT DIBBAlS'fl,, gives ample authority for the local offi cials to undertake the supervision and systematic Inspection of those places In which food for human consumption Is either prepared, manufactured, stored or offered for sale. Howover, the speenfle provisions of the statutes remove all doubt as to the limits to which tho municipality may go In the protection of tho health of the people." "Animal food 1s particularly suscep tible to bacterial action and to decom position which Is hastened by killing and handling In filthy slaughter liouses or tiy Improper refrigeration and stor age." "MEAT FROM DIS&iSED ANI MALS, TOO FREQUENTLY SLAUGH TERED FOR HUMAN FOOD, MAY nn pnODUOTIVE OF WIDESPREAD niRMAHW AMONO THOSE WHO rovsmiR it." "The oft repented stntoment that cooking will remove tho poisonous prop erties of spoiled meat 1s not to bo re lied upon." "In view of these facts, It Is the duty ,' the health officials of all municipali ties to establish such supervision and Inspection as will render Impossible the habit to use the carcases of cancerous tnrfntenanee of unsanitary slaughter or lumpy Jawed cattle after tbt can bouse and packing bouses, the killing cert were cut out, tbt public la prob f diseased animate or tbt salt of ably getting a falter dost of lisp meats and other foods which, by their original character, or changes which have taken place lti them, are unlit for human consumption." The presence of a sick or diseased animal In n slaughter Iioiho should place the establishment under suspicion as one In which such animals are slaughtered for human consumption. Any unsound meat or carcass found In a slaughter house or In it market should be assumed as being thcro for sale." Notwithstanding Its npnthy and ns poor ns the city Inspection Is at tho Stock Yards 'because of the very small numlier of Inspectors, tho government Inspection Is worse. In fact tlio govern ment Inspection Is n farce as Is proven by the following extract from tho Chi cago Health Department report for the week ending September 15, 11)00: "The Deiuirtment Ins.Kwtora nt the Union Stock Yards condemned and do- stroyed 0.VS0S pounds of meat. Of this amount 11. 3 13 tiounds were con detuned by tho Department Inspectors nfter having been passed by other In spectors." The "other Inspectors" nro tho gov- eminent insiiectors. If' Mayor Dunne's administration de stroyed over 11,000,000 pounds of can cerous and tuberculous meat In five mouths, by the Inspection work of only eloven Inspectors, how many bil lions of pound of enncer and tuber culosis were fed to tlio people during the years that there was no city la- ipectionr The pure food laws will, ol course, be enforced against some poor little grocer. But against the Beet Trust, never 1 Haw many tuberculosis or lumpy Jaw cnttlo have been released from quar antine" by order of "the Health De partment What object can Uio member of tlio necf Trust have In opposing the Illi nois pure food law and wanting them amended? During the week ending Sent 8 tlte few city meat Inspectors at tho Union Stock Yards condemned and destroyed aS.OiKl pounds of meat. Tho food In spector In tlio "loop district" con demned nnd destroyed 47,802 iwund of unlit foodstuffs. A million pounds of bad meat sold outside the loop district were eaten by the people. No inspection. The Beef Trust continues to enread tuberculosis, cancer and other diseases with Impunity. One fact that escsnes general atten tton In that the Intestines, blood, llv er, heart and lights (or lungs) of an animal are already used before the on renin Droller vets to the Insusctor. This Includes also what la known as the gut fats, out of which lard, met table oils and vurlous other tulugs are made. As soon as a beef Is killed, It Is hung up by the heels and disembow eled. All of the "Innards" art hauled away. Even the blood Is received Into a recentacla and carried off to be made Into blood sausage, beef extract and the like. The Intestines are carried to toe sausage rooms to be used as casings. The stomacn goes eisewnert, to be used as tripe. The liver, lights, heart eta, find a ready market And. mind you, every hit of these portions of the "critter" are used whether It Is suffering from cancer, tuberculosis, lumpy jaw, or any other disease. The carcass after Its "Innards" art removed Is swung along and carried to another place where tho Inspectors pass upon It or protond to pass upon It nr n. J. Whnleu. tlio efficient Health Commissioner of Chicago, reported the condemnation or nearly rour million pound of ment during the four months ending December 80, 1005. Now 85 isr cent of those 4,000,000 pounds were found to be ataTcted with tuberculosis. Every ounce of these 4,000,000 pounds belonged to the main carcass nnd had passed government Inspection. What about tho hearts, livers, lights, Intestlno, fats, blood, tripe and other Inside belongings or tnese luuercuiosm cnttlo from which 4,000,000 pounds of tuberculosis nnd cancerous meat were found nnd condemned? They were sold to the people and eaten ns food! Remembering that It wos always the Who Deserves to Jawed cattle for food than ever. On tho very day that the city discontinued Its Inspection and condemnation, the Commissioner of Health of Chicago Is sued tho following remarkable Instruc tions lu bis bulletin of December 80, 1MB: "The Commissioner ba Issued the following Instructions to the chief In spector at the Union Stock Yards: "'While actinomycosis is usually confined to the bead, and may bo said In one sense to be a localized disease, and while some Inspectors condemn only the part Involved, I believe It Is safest and most practicable to condemn the entire carcass wherever the acti nomycotic alwces open Into the mouth, pharynx, larynx or any part of tbo digestive or respiratory tract; o when the lymphatic gland are Invoh ed: nr where there nre actinomycotic tumors lu the lungs; or when tlie le sion have become generalized, since generalisation lu actinomycosis a pilars to run a very atyplc course, making tlio detection of nil foci Insldo the muscle very difficult ; therefore, tbo en tire carcass Is to to condemned. "'In case whero tho actinomycotic lesions aro Ksltlvoly localized, the In fected part may to cut away aud the remain of tho carcass used. '"These Instructions apply only to "lumpy Jaw." Thero may to other reasons why you should want to con demn a carcass, and It Is then a mut 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.'" Milk Fed Chickens. A correspondent asks If milk Is proper food for chick en. All authorities soy not No fowl will live ou fluid food. Chickens have Ulszards which alone proves that nature Intends them to be eaters of grain and other hard foods which need crushing. Milk Is utterly unfit for poultry and is likely to give poultry what It gives to numerous human beings tuberculosis. Milk Is tlie food of calves and animals born alive. But not of any animal that Is hatched. All pork for Qermany Is examined carefully for trlchlua before oxportlug. Pork for Great Britain Is never ex amined for trichina. Hence the following figures may be Interesting : In 1004 Great Britain Imported from the Uulted States 7,670,450 pound of canned pork, valued at 1770,408, and 13,000,051 pounds of fresh pork, valued at 11,200,860. In 1004 Germany Imported from the United States 48,100 pounds of canned pork, valued at 4,8AR and NO FHKHII I'OUK WHATEVEIl. Germany protect her pooplo from plague. Tho Beef Trust Is still causing tlie deaths of tluiusauds of people by the selling of diseased moat. No mutter what a few "oxperts" found or what Homo "business associa tions" eaw in their "Investigations," tho fact remains that tlio Beef Trust Is still at the old atand. A trust that will sell rotten, diseased moat to pooplo will not stop ut any thing to dccelvo tho public. Evory day one road In tho dally pa pers about what some wlso "export" has to say about tho nwful untruths told about tlio poor, Innocent packers. But tlie "poor, Innocent packers' doiit seem to have nny "exjiorts" writ ing for tlio Bulletin of tlie Chicago Health department, for In Its rejiort for tiie week ending July 7, 100(1, It euys tlint "the Inspectors at the Union Stockyards condemned aud destroyed n total of 161,13(1 pounds of unfit meats." Ob, yes; the Beef Trust Is being per secuted; 161.1M pounds of rotten, dls- HON. 'PHIL KNOPF, Bo Reelected to Congress from the cased meat comlemmxl ill one week by a mere handful of Insiiectors. How much diseased ment gets out of the yards the Lord only knows 1 But If 151, 1.10 pounds of diseased meat Is condemned by a few Insiiectors, the reader can easily Imagine how much unlit food Is placed on tho market. Secretary Wilson sny that the gov ernment will enforce tho meat bill In Its entirety. Now that may be nil right In It way, but tho fact remains that government lnsicctlou has been a failure In tho pnt. Aud tho only relief that the public can hope for I n rigid Investigation by the Illinois Legislature. Thu Legislature must Investigate this awful trust, for the health of tho peo plo of Chicago, Illinois and tho whole country 1 at stake. The eyes of the whole country will to turned on tho Illinois Legislator, and If they fall to ito their duty In protect I iik tlio lives nf the nation they will to branded as cowards. The Illinois Legislature must do Its duty and stop the woit meunco to our public health tlint we hnvo got Tlio Beef Trust can now laugh nt the law, but there Is a day of reckoning coming. The Illinois Legislature lias a duty to itcrforni. nnd It must do It. Tlio Beef Trust must bo stopped! The Beef Tmst counts upon electing a majority of the Illinois delegation t Congress next year. Talk about government Inspection I Wo tnko tlio following from tho last annual report nf Dr. Charles .1. Whnleu, Commissioner of Health of tho city of Chtcago. Tho fact Heok for them selves. "At the Union Stock Yards during tho last five months of the year, soven Inspector (five of whom were appoint ed In November) have condemned and OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, ANNUAL STATEMENT of the Retail Merchants' AuocUtlon Mutual Kirs Insur ance Company of Hprlnullfltl, In tbe Bute of IlllnoU, ou tlie aim day of December, 1U05, made to tlie Inmirauce superintend ent of tlie Htate of lllllnolt, punuaut to law. No capital (purelr mutual), A88KTH. Caiu on band and lu bank ... .9 23,813.00 Urom premium In coure of collection 4,704,47 Total cash aueti S8,S18.4'.' OT1IEII ItKSOUKCEB. Amount of premium or dopoilt uotei, c aiatwmrnW ....I 240,320,711 Aggregate amount of avtcts, Including premium or de poult notes 9 S74,84B.1B MAIIII.ITIES. Total unearned premium 25,803.37 Total llabllltlc INCOME. Ilpcclved for premium or aenamenu Interest on Troaaurcr' but slices I 23,803.37 51,837.08 402.1.1 Total Income ilurlnir "Mr ..I 02,310.21 EXl'KNlirrtHIES. tosses paid during tlie ye.ir ..f 18,330.70 Ctuli dividend puld to mem- bnrs 11,500.82 Commission or brokerage .... 8,533,22 Bularlt', fees and all otl'er clmrKes of officers, clerks, iiKcuts nnd emplove 12,823.00 Hlntr, national and loc-.il tmes. 102.50 Amount of nil oilier expendi ture, vU. I tleneral ejiu-nse, I7U2.II); printing 111. ''Hi ndJiiHtlnu, :t07.B0i advert l- Ing, SI 10.25: postW. l.t-. (Hi; rents, 1785.00; llttures, 1555.13 3,552.43 Total expenditures during the year vv.i' 65,1 10.70 MISCKI.I-ANnOUB. Total risk taken during the year In llllnol --.$0,787,088.00 Total premiums rwlvM oar ing the year In Illinois . . , , 01,857.08 Total losses Incurred during tbe year In IlllnoU .; - 33.103.70 flKO. 8. rONNBI.Mf, President. W. W. BWBTT, JH.. Becretary. Bulwcrlbed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 1000. ' EDITil M. RIOHAnDB. (Baal) Notary 1'ubtle. 8eventh Diitrict. destroyed 2,704,0.18 imuud of meat, a being unfit for food; all of which would have been sold In the city of Chi cago, and for which tho purchaser would have paid flrst-clns prices." "From these figure it Is very evident that lnsMX'tlon by tho city of nil food product Is of untold value, not only from a financial but from a snultary and hygienic standpoint" 'Tho following will show liow neces sary city Inspection Is at tbo Union Stock Yards: "Tho city meat Inspectors have con demned lu tlio cooler aud on the cut ting floors AFTER PASSING GOV ERNMENT INSPECTION: "125 cuttle, cause, actinomycosis. "0? cattle, cause, emaciation. "21 cattle, cause, tuberculosis, evi dence of dlseaso having been trimmed out. "HI cattle, cause, 'downers.' "27 sheep, cause, pneumonia. "!H hogs, cause, pyaemia and tubercu losis. "47,720 imiuimIs of cut meat shipped from St Louis, Omaha, etc., for can ning. This moat wus sour and slimy." Beef Trust apologist say that most of the criticism of their method Is duo to "dramatic license." I there any "dramatic license" In tho condem nation of over 3,000,000 pounds of hoof containing tuberculosis in tho abort space of three months? Is there any "dramatic license" about official health department rejiort? The following from tho Bulletin of tho Health Department for month of May: "Tho meat luspector nt the stockyard condemned and destroyed a total of 481,705 pounds of beef, pork, veal and mutton." Tbe Beef Trust nus caused a big raise lu the price of shoe. Tbe al- OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, ANNUAL, 8TATEMENT of the' Cotton and Woolen Mfg. Mutual Insurance Company of Ilostun, In tbe Stalo of Massachusetts, on tbo 31st day of December, 1003, madu to tbe Insurance superintendent of tbt Htate of lllluols, pursuant to law. No capital (purely mutual), AS8KTH. Market value of bonds $ 320,750.00 fasti on band and In bank .. 82,103.38 Uross premium In course of collection 0,533.72 Interest due and accrued on bond 4,775.30 Total cash assets f 307,102.40 OTIICU ItEHOLIICEH. Amount of premium and de posit notes, less assessment.$2,413,303.40 Aggregato amount of asset, Including premium or de posit notes $2,780,557.80 UAIUI.ITIEH. Losses, In process of adjust ment, or In suspense $ 1,000.00 Total unearned premium .... 241,3311.51 All otber liabilities U20.45 Total llabllltle f 243,205.00 INCOME. Deceived for premium and as sessments $ 407,100.80 Interest ou bond and mort gage 10,R3S.3ft luterest from other source,,, 071.02 Total Income during jcar ,. EXI'ENLllTUItES. Ixissci paid during the year .. CukIi dividend paid to mem bers .... ..,.(...... Inspections H.il.irk's, fee nnd all other 478.OSO.07 21,008.87 348,707.03 10,201.07 13,358.28 5,340.15 charges of olllcers, clerks, auent and emnlove Btate, national and locnl taxes Amount of all other expendi tures, viz. i Iloml premium, H.051.75 : general expense, $14,074.85 18,700.00 Total expenditure during year $ 421,400.22 MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during the year In Illinois $4,122,300.00 Total premiums received dur ing tho year In Illinois .... 38,203.85 Total losses Incurred during tho year In Illinois 108.03 M. V. II. JEKFEItSON, Presldtnc. HKNJAMIN TAW, Secretary. Bulwcrlbed and sworn to beforo me this 10th day of January. 1000. 8. U. HAMILTON, (teal) Notary Public. Illinois Is the Only State in the Union Where the People Are Asleep. Beef Trusts nnd other Corporations that are crooked or that want much from the Legislature without letting the people get on to the fact; and patent medicine trusts that nro afraid the people will learn that they nre selling poisons have discovered u new way of controlling public opinion without showing their own hand. They do their business through professional advertising agents, who claim to be able to handle the dally and country press. In turn the advertising ngcuts put In large ads. for tlie Beef Trust, the Medicine Trust or some other trust as tlie case tuny be, always stipulating In their contracts that all contracts for advertising nro void If tho State Legislature passes any law Inimical to the Beef Trust, Medicine Trust Tlint I n bo lit a comprehensive, a frank ly Impudent n scheme of controlling legislation as It I possible to lmng- Hre. And no the Patent Medi cine Trust of America, for one, maintain n lawyer in Clilcngo, and u permanent secretary, olllce nnd staff. In every Stnto capital lu the United States It maintains nil agent whose business It Is to watch during the ses sion of the Legislature each day's batch of new bills, und whenever a bill ntTcctlug patent medicine show Its head to telegraph the bill, ver liiitlin. to headquarter. There some score of printed copies of the bill art kgcd beef trust controls Incidentally the domestic hide market, which Con gress closed practically for the benefit of the beef trust by clapping a duty of in per cent ad valorem ou foreign hides. Tlio alleged bcuf trust, accord ing to Associated Bros dispatches, now also controls tho domestic tanning Industry. Hence tlio beef trust fixes now tlie cost of the leather, tho raw material out of which shoes aro ninde, nnd hence It control both tho prices of shoes In the domestic market und In tlie export shoe trade, built up at great expeuse by our shoe manufac turers. Furthermore, It is common know) edgo tlint the domestic price of butter, eggs, liutterlue, dressed poultry, tlie grains, fruits, vegetables, apples, pota toe and probably other foods Is regu lated largely by the same trust of cor porations. This Is logical nnd unavoidable nt present It I duo In part to special privileges of lower rates In tho ship ping, private refrigerator Hues, liu incuse grain elevators and cold-stnragt plant scattered at thu strategic points and In part, no doubt, to tho sliver brutal force of unlimited millions ol dollars; a power wielded by a few per son whom society does not hold per sunnily responsible nt present. Tho discovery of ton of rotten canned good and decayed material In tended for food In tho jiossosslon of Chicago business liousos, bear out the Eagle' declaration mado somo time OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. ANNUAL BTATKMKNT of tbo Protection Mutual Klre Insuranru Company of Chicago, In tbe Htate of Illinois, on tho 31st day of December, 1003, made to tho Insursiuo Huperlntendent of the Btnte of Illinois, pur suant to law. No capital (purely mutual). ABHET8. Hook value of real estate own ed by tbt company $ 8,003.81 Loans on bonds and mort gages 130,150.00 Interest due and accrued on said bond and mortgage loan 4,120.32 Market value of bonds 10,100,00 Cash In hank 22,841.15 Illlla receivable dross premiums In course of collection 0,847.15 Total cash assets . 188,152.43 OTIIKU IIBSOUHCES. Amount of contingent liability of member subject to as sessment $ 700,740.05 Aggregato amount of assets, Including liability of mem ber $ 057,001.18 MAIIIMTIEH. Total unearned premium ....$ 70,074.01 Total llabllltle .1 70,074.01 INCOME. Ilecelred for premium and as- segment $ 150,004.08 Interest on bonds and otber source 7,570,55 Amount received from all oth er source 588,14 Total Income durlnc ve.ir ..$ 158,10.1.37 KXl'KNDITIJHKB. Imf mill during tlie year .,$ BJSO.SO Cash dlvlilond p.ild to mem- hers 110,255.00 Salaries, fees nnd all other chnwei or omcers, clerks, AKent nnd employes ",lir.?.07 Btate, national nnd local tnx-ts. 548.40 Amount of nil other nxpenol tore, viz.! Htntloncry nnd supplies, 1510.77 J postage. and tcl., 1555.88: rent, $1,- 100.00: ndv.. $08.50; reptlra and exn.. $300.10: cencral expense, $5,201.40 7.03R.31 Total expenditures during tho year $ 138,020.02 M!80Rr.r.ANKOim. Total risks tnken during tho year In Illinois $2,213,730.00 Total premium received dur ing tho year In Illinois .... 21,232.00 Total losses Incurred during tbe ye-ir In Illinois 150.02 OEOtlfin W. I'OWKU.. President. P. J. HAM.A, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of January. 1000. BIMEON W. KINO, (Seal) Notary Public. made, and a copy Is sent to every member of the association. Thereupon each manufacturer looks up the list of papers lu the threatened State with which he has the contracts described above. And to each newspaper he sends n peremptory telegram calling the publisher's attention to the obliga tions of his contract, und cciniiinndlng him to go to work to defeat the ntitl-patent-niedlclnc bill. In practice, this organization works with smooth per fection and well-oiled accuracy to de feat the public health legislation which Is Introduced by board of health In over a score of State every year. Watch the dally newspapers when ever a trust Is being assailed nnd see how tho advertising columns nre load ed with glaring calls to partake of wonderful delicacies. In this connection, nnd In the ab sence of nny reference to the "break fast delicacies" of the Beef Trust where there is life, there Is soap. The Trust press of Chicago carefully eliminates from the reports of tlio Chi cago Health Department which It pub lishes, nil reference to the condemna tion of tubercular mid cancerous cattle nt the Union Stock Yard. Tim nlm of the Trust press Is to keep tlie people In Ignorance of true, but nwful, conditions which menace their health. ago that Clilcngo business association deplored tlie attacks on tlio Beef Trust liccauso they were Just a guilty them selves. Thanks to the Beef Trust methods',, cancer numbered 1,101 victims In Chi cago In 100.V nr 07 more than In 1004 nil Increase of tho rate tier 10,000 of population of 2.0.1 per rent. The Increase In deaths from cancer In Chicago In 100.1 over tho averager for tlio decade ended In 1001 was 10.1 per cent, nnd over the average rate of tbo dectido ended in It&t was 34.1 per rent! Hogs tlint go to England nnd the United StntCH nro not examined for trichina. All hogs for Germany, Franco nnd Austria are. 8omc escape, though. Tlio Beef Trust will get Its deserts boforo ninny years roll by, Tho Trust press cannot hide tho truth from tho people. Little by little they will lenrn tho facts, nnd when they do will np, you will hear an explosion. Why I Illinois lrald to tackle the Beef Trust OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. ANNUAL STATEMENT of tho Central Manufacturers' Mutual liiKiirnnco Company of Van Wert, In the Srnto of Ohio, on the 31st day of Decemlier, 1003, made to tbe Insurance Superintendent of tbo Hlato of llllnol, pursuant to law. No capital (purely mutual). AS8ETH. Hook vnliin of real i-statu onn- oil by the company $ 18,048,12 Loan on mortgages and bonds r.'M,2in.(m Market value of Imnds 30,070.50 Cash on hand snd In Innk . . N,733.40 Interest accrued on said Iwnd and mortiW'i loan 2,520,50 DrouM premiums In courso of collection 33,340.83 Interest duo and accrued on bond 50.00 Total cash nssets t 250,000.35 OTIIEIt IIESODIICEH. Amount of contingent liabil ity of member subject to as sessment $1,022,115.77 Aggreuato amount nf assets, eluding contingent liabil ity of members $1,273,085.12 I.IAIIII.1T1E8. Losses, In procesa of ndjiistment, or In suspense $ 1,74 1 ,00 Lomhi resisted .... 3,282.00 Total ,.$8,023.00 Net amount of unpaid looses., $ 8,02.1.00 Total unearned premiums ... 1,10,085.52 Votal liabilities .$ 147,700.48 INCOME. Itecelved for premiums nnd as sessments $ 278,020.53 Interest on bonds nnd mort gagee 5,408.28 Interest from other source.. 748.70 Total Income during vear ..$ 281,273.57 KXI'ENIMTI'ltES. Looses paid during the year..$ 115,311,52 Bcrlpt or certiorates of profit redeemed In cash 2,050.00 Cash dividends paid to mem bers .15.02.1.00 Commission or brokerage .... 20,757.08 Salaries, fecH nnd nil other charges of nUlccrs, clerks, ngenls nnd employe 12,400 00 State, national nnd lorn) tnxcx 5,058.85 Amount nf nil other expendi tures, vis. : Insp., $20,5t 1. 77 : general expense, 5, itn.'i.OO: pnstngo nnd tel. S878.50! adjusting. $1,220. an: ndv $100.70: rent, $250: Mntlnnery nnd sup niie. Si. 232.87: furniture. $087.50 30,580 58 Total expenditures during tho year $ 230,224.05 MI8CKLLNEOUS. Total risks tnk-en during tho ye-ir In Illinois $1,024,0.15.00 Total premiums received dur ing tbo year In Illinois .... 20,738.00 Total losses Incurred during tho year In Illinois 8,050.32 II. V. flLNKV. President. V. V. PtUlMortT. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 20th day of January. 1000. AUTHUIl K. I10LLHOCK. (Heal) Notary Public. LsW!.JV&'!!.Jl.