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--v- v Every Department of Our Establishment Abound with Splendid Assortment et Mer chandise Eiclushely for the use of Men. Athletic (loods Automobile Supplies Honts anil Launches Bicycles Har Goods Business Stationery Clothing Cutlery Cigars and Tobacco Fishing Tackle Rods and Reels tiuns, Rcvohers Ammunition Qlotes Golf Goods Harness and Saddles We handle only dependable grades et foods; our prices re the lowest, consistent ullh the quality of the artlels Chicago's Popular Shopping Center Che Tmr tit, AtMiHi Ourtsri St. rlM Eulutge 3 Mill Orftn fillet Chloago-Establlshed IS7S THE PUBLIC HEALTH A Prominent Chicago Physician, Addressing the Chicago Medical Society, Arraigns Stock Yards Conditions. He Predicts an Upheaval Among: the People Unless Things Change. Insanitary condition In the stock yards were severely censured by Dr. ArnohJ C. Klelw lit a lecture on "Con. sumptruu mid the Home," given In the Public Library under the auspices of the Chicago .Medical Society. "Some day thee Insanitary condi tions out nt the stock yards will cause n grout upheaval In Chicago," ho said. "They are directly responsible for a great deal of the tuberculosis now prevalent In Chicago, and I firmly believe that one of the greatest strides that can be made towards stamping out this terrible disease Is to bring about proper conditions nt the stock yards." The Beef Trust will find It hard to get a resting place when tho peo ple of this country rlso against It, as they surely will. Tho peoplo of the whole world are crying for Its exter mination. Is tuberculosis any better for the people this year than It was last year? In another column will bo found ex tracts from tlio Health Department an nual report and weekly bulletins. Do you think that In tho face of these doc nnients and tho facts they contain that tho city can refuse to continue tho In spection and condemnation of tuber culosls and cancerous cattlo tit tho Stock Yards? How many concerns make fancy lard for culinary use out of hogs that die of cholera? How many thousands of carcases have the city Inspectors condemned that were found hanging lu coolers with tho tuberculosis trimmed out? Where does nil tho meat that ar rives nt tho Stock Yards at night como from) Whoso packing houso was It that tho chief meat Inspector went Into n; De cember 80 Inst with orders to arrest the President of tho concern for Meal ing cattlo that had been tagged and condemned? Did not tho President of this con tra surrender -7 condemned cattlo that had been thus stolen and hlddei. away? How many condemned hogs imvo been sold as mess pork? Is It, or Is It not so, that some of tho cattlo condemned by city Inspec tors hnve been found with their whole Insldes ono mass of corruption? Is It not true that tho butchers nt the yards aro afraid to cut Homo cattle or fear of contracting contagion them selves? Is It true that many canned onttlo are now killed outside the city and their carcases shipped In with tumors and cancers Mill attached? Why do Kansas City and other points ship their tuberculous, lumpy jawed and cancer cattlo to Chicago? Why Is It that diseased cattlo can not bo shipped to uny point cast of Chicago? Why is it, and by whoso orders was It that after tho city inspeetors had condemned J 70 lumpy-Jawed cattlo that they were "released"? Ily whoso orders was It dono? Is there another city besides Chi cago that will even allow n lumpy Jawed "critter" to enter It? Is It not true that in .St. I.ouls each lnrnpy-Jawed beast means a lino of $500, and that In Toronto, Canada, tho beast and oven Its hide aro destroyed? In view of the fact that tho Health Department has olllelnlly Mated that So per cent of tho meat condemned by the city wos nllllcted with tuber culosis, why have tho city Inspectors been ordered to discontinue tho work of condemning and destroying It? Health Department Itiillctln, Dec. SO, laon: "A total of 105,002 pounds of meats was condemned by tho rtt-portment In (?eotors at tho Union Stock Yards V Hardware and Toots Hats and Caps Incubators and Brooders Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Nets and Seines Office Supplies Pipes and Smokers' Articles Shirts, Collars and Cuffs Sporting (loods Shoes Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Cases Umbrellas Underwear Watches B and destroyed under their supervision. At retail markets, II.SS!) pounds of drexs-'d meats: 121,150 pounds oZ "sh, anfl 8.0SU pounds of poultry, nnins nud rabbits were condemned and de stroyed. "The Commissioner has Issued the following Instructions to the chief in spector nt tho Union Stock Yards. '"Whllo actinomycosis Is usually conllned to the head, and mny be said In ono sense to be a localised disease, and while sotno Inspectors condemn only tho part Involved, I bellovo It is safest and most practicable to con demn tho entire carcass wherever tho actinomycotic abscess opens Into tho mouth, pharynx, larynx or uny part of tho dlgestlvo or respiratory tract; or when tho lymphatic glands aro Involv ed; or whero thero aro actinomycotic tumors In tho lungs; or when tho le sions havo becomo generalized, slnco generalization in actinomycosis ap pears to run n very ntyplc course, mnklng tho detection of all foci Insldo tho inusclo very dllUcult; tborcforc, tho cntlro carcass Is to bo condemned. " 'In cases whero tho actinomycotic lesions are positively localized, tho in fected part may bo cut nwny and tho remains of tho carcass used. "Theso Instructions apply only to "lumpy Jaw." Thero may bo other reasons why you should want to con demn a carcass, and It Is then n mat ter of Judgment for you and your men. Hut you should never hesitate to cou demu If you bclievo tho animal to bo not lit for human food.' " The meat Inspectors of tho Chicago Health Department condemned and de stroyed 332,007 pounds of meat at tho Stock Yards during tho month of April. Just think this over. With not a tenth as many Inspectors as they should havo tho Health Depart ment destroys nearly half n million pounds of diseased meat In ono month nt tho Stock Yards, if 332,007 pounds of meat Is condemned nud destroyed In a mouth by an Insulllclent number of Inspectors, how much would bo de stroyed If tho Health Department had the number of Inspectors that It should havo? Tho health of Chicago Is nt stake. The Ileef Trust Is causing tho spread of tuberculosis and cancer. Had, rotten meat that Is sold to tho peoplo by tho Ileef Trust causes theso awful diseases. This awful trust can go on spreading disease, but thero Is n day of reckoning coming. Tho peoplo will rKo up and demand that this tru-t ho ImeMlgatcd and tho guilty men sent to Jail, Tho Newspaper Trust cannot save tho Ileef Trust. Tho l.'aglo was tho first paper In tho country to expoo tho Iteef Trust. Now tho guod work Is being taken up nil over tho United States by dally and weekly papers and monthly magazines. Tho health of Chicago will always bo In danger to long as diseased meat Is sold to tho people. Tho Chicago Health Department Is doing Its very best to stop this diseased meat, but It has not near enough men. The Iteef Trust Is the greatest menaco to tho public health that wo have. It should ho stopped. Tho Iteef Trust laughs at pure food laws. If tho Ileef Trust thinks that tho peoplo will nbldo by tho fnko reports of Investigations mado by women's clubs, college professors and associations com posed of so-called business men It Is greatly mistaken. If tho laws regarding tho selling of diseased meat wer enforced tho Deof Trust would now bo In Jail. Government Inspection, a Failure in the No Guarantee for the Future. 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. Tuberculosis Is becoming epidemic. Tho lloef Trust products nllllcted with tuberculosis can be sold without let or hindrance, when past "Inspection." Tho school management committee of tho Board of Education took nctlve steps to prevent children nllllcted with tuberculosis from attending school. A rettort drafted by Superintendent Cooloy nnd Dr. E. D. Dudley was adopt ed, which provides that when n teacher suspects that tiny child Is affected with tho disease It shall be made known to the superintendent of schools by the principal. After tho parents of the child arc notillcd tho pupil will be ex amined by medical Insiteetors of the child study department. Parents will be given permission to have their fam ily physician present at tho examina tion. Tho poor children who got tho tuber culosis from meat must surfer. Wo can sec from the Health Depart ment reports that State and govern ment Inspection docs not prevent tuber culosis beef from getting Into tho cool ers from which the public Is served. Tho statement that there are 15,000 consumptives lu Chicago was mado at the annual meeting of the Visiting Nurse Association by Mr. Arthur Aldls, chairman of tho tuberculosis commit tee. Dr. Sachs soke, urging drastic action by the Hoard ol Health to stump out tho disease. Tuberculosis Is n Ileef disease. It Is not hereditary. It Is not contracted from Impuro nlr. It Is contracted by eating had meat sold by sordid and conscienceless men who think mora of dollars than they do of huuiau lives. If any of your relatives hnve tuber culosis you know who to blame. Tho homes saddened by tho deaths of husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons nnd daughters, Tho peoplo poverty stricken by con sumption, Know who Is guilty 1 There Is a day of reckoning for those barons of blood nud tyrants of tho Trust I Tho Chicago Eaglo will keep upon their track until Europe as well as America will bo too hot to hold thorn. Tho Ileef Trust may control govern ment Insiwctlon. Hut tho Insignificant number of city of Chicago Inspectors only 11 In nil although now strangely discontinued was still sulllclcut to call attention to horrlblo facts. Tho following from tho Chicago Health Department Itiillctln of Octo ber 28, 1005, speaks for Itsolt; Tho city inspectors nt tho Union Stock Yards condemned "FIVE CAT TLE FOUND IN THE COOLERS, WITH A TAUT OF THE EVIDENCE OF TUIIEUCUI.OSI8 TUIMMED OUT, AFTER HA VINO BEEN PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS." "They also condemned nud destroyed 3,003 pounds of cut meats shipped from St Louis and Kansas City, having passed government Inspection nt thoso places." This shows tho sort of government Inspection wo have. If u few of tho governmental omis sions aro rectified how many thous ands aro not? How many homes In Europo nud America nro at this moment harboring cuts of meat from tuberculosis cattlo? 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 tho 3,035,000 pounds of food condemned In 1005 by Chicago Health Department Inspectors, Dr. C. J, Whalcn, Health Commissioner, says In his annual report: "EIGHTY PER CENT OP THE MEATS WERE CONDEMNED ON ACCOUNT OF TUHEROULOSIS." "Commenting upon this condition (continues Commissioner Whclau), 'American Medicine,' December S3, Nays: 'Ouo stands aghast tit tho crimi nal cupidity which will Induce men to attempt to sell such dangerous foods to mi unsuspecting community. It Is now In order to go a step farther and find out who Is responsible for this moral obliquity. "It Is well known that combina tions of tho larger meat dealers havo existed lu tho past to tho cud of rais ing the price of food stuffs beyond tho point to which healthy competition would reduce them. Tho outcry has always been In protest against tho In creased cost of living, but hero for tho first time nro tho combinations which cox:rol tho food supply, brought Into n direct relation to public health. "'It Is high tlmo that th'j rotter bo taken out of tho class of initio) of fenses AND THE DEALERS THEM SELVES LOOKED UPON IN THE LIGHT OF PUBLIC DANGERS. Even it war, when all kinds of brutality Are suctioned, It Is the height of dis ILLINOIS MUST ACT. honoreven murder to poison the water supply of a country. Is It any bettor to poison the food supply? It Is tlmo that the public mind should derelop n conscience In this direction " Speaking of Ileef Trust tuberculosis read tho following from tho Health De partment Bulletin, November 4, 1003: "Tho total amount of meats con demned during the period was 1,3-13,343 pounds. Of the principal causes of condemnation, 85 PER CENT WERE FOR TUBERCULOSIS, 12 per cent for actinomycosis lumpy Jaw and 4 per cent for hog cholera." Health Department Dullotln, Dec. 0, 1005: "A total of 147,000 pounds of meats was condemned nnd destroyed (during tho past week) under tho su pervision of tho department Inspectors nt tho Union Stock Yards. This In cludes -1,0S3 pounds of government-Inspected cut meats shipped from pack ing houses lu the .West for Chicago city trado nnd canning." Health Department Ilullelln, Novem ber 11, 1005: "Although the condemnation nnd de struction of food supplies unlit for human consumption during tho past three months since tho resumption of Stock Yards Inspection August 7 tilt., by order of the Commissioner havo reached Immense proportions, much un fit food still reaches tho market. Only such animals nnd meats ns show gross pathologic conditions, recognizable by tho nuked eye, nrc now condemned. Fa cilities for microscopic laboratory ex amination havo not yet been restored. "Tho Union Stock Yards city Inspec tors condemned and destroyed 3(1 parts of beef carcasses, 3 hogs and (I cattlo WHICH HAD IJEEN PASSED IIY THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS. "The total stock yards condemnations amounted to 170.808 pounds." "Parts of beef carcasses 1" In other words It has been nnd Is tho practice to cut out the cancers mid tubercular tumors nud lot tho rest of tho carcass go to tho peoplo for food! And yet wo call ourselves civilized. Health Department Bulletin, Dec. io, 1U05: "Tho department has mado a now ruling In regard to 'lumpy Jaw' or actinomycotic animals. Hereafter all animals that show, on post-mortem examination, a degeneration of tho lesion, with cavity formation, contain log pus, will ho coudomncd nud de stroyed. "Heretofore only thoso with n gen oral Infection wero destroyed." Health Department Bullctlu, 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 threo additional Inspectors vioro put to work, and Oct. 10 authority was given by tho Fiuanco Commlttco of the city council for the employ ment of six more. "Hetwcen Aug. 7 nnd Nov. 80 n grand total of 2,781,107 pounds of food supplies wero condemned nud de stroyed as unwholesome, diseased or otherwlso unlit for huuuiu food." Health Department Dullotln, Dec 10, 1005: "Following Is a summary of unlit food condemned nud destroyed during tho week: "At tho Union Stock Yards '-'02 cat tle, weight 152,500 pounds; :ii)2 hogs, weight 5S,s:iS pounds; 15 calves, weight 015 pounds; 12 sheep, weight 255 pounds; 10,113 pounds cut meats. Total, 23I..-K10 pounds. "At city retail markets 18,030 pounds of llhh; 3(1 calves, -I hogs, 2,. 000 pounds; 2 cattle, 1 sheep, 0II3 pounds of poultry and dressed meats and vegetables, 1,401 pounds. Total, 21,111 pounds. "Aggregate condemnations of unfit food during tho week, 252,114 pounds," Tho Ileef Trust will bo Investigated by tho next Legislature. And what u showing up thero will bo! Tho Investigation of tho Insurance companies by tho Now York Legisla ture will not bo u circumstuueo to It. Chicago's inultl-mllllomilrcs grown rich selling dlseaso nnd poison to tho peoplo will get tholr Just dues then. Tho Chicago Nowspnper Trust can not save them. Tho Eaglo will keep up Its fight on tho cattlo and packing peoplo until tho snlo of animals afflicted with cancer and tuberculosis Is stopped entirely, The most amazing stupidity conceiv able of any peoplo with foreheads Is that they should allow their supply of food to pass Into the hands of ouo speculative lutercst, says Charles Ed ward Russell In a powerful article written by him In tho Appeal to Ilea sou. You can understand how n care less community might tolcrnto a mo nopoly of some things, how It might cuduro to have Its transportation, for Instance, or Its electric light, control led by ouo ownership, for men can live without sleeping cars or nrc lamps; but that it should tolcrato n monopoly of tho primal necessity of food Is beyond comprehension nnd without precedent. Even naked sav ages have uniformly been too wlso for that, nnd the only nation that has ever submitted to such n monstrous condition Is our own. From n thousand Illustrations of tho Injuries wo nil suffer from this Idiotic arrangement let us clto one. Thero Is no way of communicating disease to the human body surer than through Infected meat tissue. Sotno of tho worst nnd most destructive ba cilli that prey upon mankind arc com mon among tho animals ho cats for food. Cows havo tuberculosis nnd spread vast quantities of It through tho human population. It Is so com mon nmong cows that the wlso nnd tho forewarned will use nono but ster ilized milk. What Is "hog cholera" among swlno Is merely typhoid fever In men. Trlcblnea In hogs poisons human beings. Both theso diseases aro common among swine. Worse thnn alt these, nnd more deadly, Is another fact that Is seldom commented upon because It Is too ap palling to dwell much upon. What Is called "lumpy Jaw" In cattle is simply cancer. Tho germs of cancer aro communicable. Many cattlo havo "lumpy Jaw." Any animal with "lumpy Jaw" is unfit for human food. This opens n field that demands tho Immcdlnto uttcntlou of tho govern ment. Cancer is tho most terrible of all diseases. After It has reached a certnln stngo of development It is ab solutely incurable. Its progress to that stngo may bo without tho pa tient's knowledge or suspicion. Its ndvanco beyond that stago cannot even bo checked. It slays Its victims with tho most horrlblo torture. In this country tho recent Incrcaso of this most tcrrlblo of human af flictions has been something to alarm us nil. It was once rare; it now threatens to becomo common. In tho Cincinnati hospital, In tho year 1870 71, the number of cancerous patients was ono In 587. In 1004 tho number was ono lu 273. In 1870, when tho total population of the city was 210, 230, tho number of cancer cases re ported nt all tho institutions was 42; In 1000, with n total population of 323,002, tho number of cancer cases reported at all tho Institutions was 10S, and in 1003, with about tho samo population, tho number was 207. I append tho tahlo that shows this as tonishing Increase. Hero is a similar report from two well-known hospitals elsowhero: ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL, NEW YORK. Total No. Year. of patients. Cancer. 1878.. 1,055 23 1870 1,017 40 1880 1,474 20 1881 1,055 22 1882 2,100 20 1883 2,132 35 l09ti . ttMiO ill 18S0 2,501 0 I OOT MMMMtlMMMt ,7i I I loOt . ! I!ST ) loot) . .iTo t (U isoo 2,mn 78 iDitl IMIIIMMHIIII 7" 1802 2.7S8 lOtMt IIIMMIHMIII f OS4 iOI 1S!M 2,701 05 1805 8,204 102 1800 3,118 85 1807 3,131 OS 1803 v. .3,452 00 1R00 3,003 73 1000 8,251 00 1001 3,770 114 1002 3,874 115 1003, ... ,... .3,850 131 1004, . .4,30 105 No report, PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL. Yenr, No. treated. Cancer. 1808-00. .'.2,104 0 1800-70. 1,027 8 1870-71 1871-72 2,170 8 1872-73 2,155 13 1873-74 1,038 17 1874-75 1,074 17 1875-70 1,814 22 1870-77 1.778 10 1877-78 1,052 20 1878-70. 1,672 18 187040. 1,764 IB BEEF TRUSIJOBRORS. A Writer Holds This Awful Organization Responsible for the Spread of Cancer And Also Says that It Is Guilty of Spreading Tuberculosis and Other Diseases. 1SS0-S1 2,170 18 18S1-S2 2,184 15 1882-83 2,130 17 1883-81 2,180 14 1884-85 2.200 27 180007 2,801 37 1807-08 3,241 OS 1808-00 3,807 04 180000. 1000-01 1001-02 100203 4,005 07 100304 4,337 61 From 1885 to 1800 tho figures aro missing. These are samplo pages from the dreadful records. Tho trend of medi cal Investigation has been toward tho conclusion that tho origin of the hu man cancer Infection Is to bo found lu meat. It Is no longer held to he possible that cancer or a tendency to cancer can bo Inherited. Tho Infec tion Is duo always to an nctlvo agent taken In some way Into tho system. Tho meat of cattlo nllllcted with "lum py Jaw" would bo such mi agent. There como to the slaughter houses of the trust, week by week, many cat tlo mulcted with "lumpy Jaw." What becomes of them? I don't know; yon don't know; no body knows outside of the precincts of tho slaughter houses. And yet there can bo no question to a man who desires to llvo that Is of greater Importance than this. The op erations of thoso slaughter houses are conducted behind closed doors. No outsider Is allowed to gllmpso what goes on there. No representative of tho public ever gets behind that cur tain. You can go thero and bo enter tained with n fnko exhibition of fake slaughtering conducted ns a public spectacle. That amounts to nothing. Tho real work no ono over sees but tho employes. What becomes of the diseased cat tlo? Theoretically they aro burned nnd converted Into fertilizer. Who sees tho burning? Who knows that It Is done or how It Is dono? Nobody out side of the employes. All we know Is that "lumpy law" Is cancer; that ninny cattlo hnvo "lumpy Jaw;" that "lumpy Jaw" Is communicable and that cancer frightfully Increases. Tho Loudon Lancet, tho leading medical Journal of Europe, sent a man to Chicago to Investigate, so far as ho could, tho slaughtering processes of the trust houses. Do returned with a reve lation that should have called for gov ernment Investigation. Ho declared that tho methods employed were most unsanitary. That the work was done lu a hurried, careless, slipshod way; that there was no tolerable Inspection or sanitary supervision; that tho health of the world was menaced by theno conditions. To this scathing Indict ment from n great medical authority no serious defense was over made. Subsequently, thero appeared In Jamestown, N. Y., a romnrkablo book, "Tho Dark Sldo of tho Iteef Trust," apparently written by an export, sup plementing the charges of the Lancet anu enforcing them with such details as could hardly havo been supplied by anything but porsonnl knowledge. The whole process of manufacture In tho trust houses wns followed with minute enru and the chargo was explicitly made that carelessncs' reigned every whero; that Impure products were ha bitually scut out for consumption; that meat lit only for destruction was ha bitually worked up with splees ami drugs to disguise its tasto and sold to tho public. To this extraordinary nrray of spo clllc assertions no answer was ever mado. Hero, then, aro two witnesses that solemnly declare that Mia conditions In tho trust slaughter houses aro exactly such as would allow tho meat of "lumpy Jaw" cattlo to bo sent out as food. Supposo that wo tako of tho matter tho most tharltablo view possible. Supposo wo assumo that tho trust gen tlemen nro most scrupulous about all tho ways lu which they mako money. Supposo wo forgot nbout tho soldiers poisoned by embalmed beef, tho games of gougo nnd robbery practiced by tho trust refrigerator car lines, tho manip ulation of n thousand markets for prolltH, tho tribute levied by this com bination upon all households lu tho country. Let us forgot that they aiu law-breakers and money-mad nud as sumo that not ono of them would touch a cent of questionable profits. Still this question stares us In tho faco: How do wo know what becomo of tho "lumpy Jaw" cattlo V How do tho trust geutlemen know? Tholr employes nro employed to mako much money for tho trust gen tlomon, How do wo know the ways lu which tho money Is made? How do tho trust gentlemen know? Hero is a stream of the most terrible Infection passing dally within a few Inches of the nation'! food supply, Past, Is How do wo know thnt sufllclent pre cautions nro taken to prevent content natlon? How do tho trust gentlemen know! They Inform us thnt what sues oh behind tho walls of their plants Is their own affair; that Is, their busi ness; they will manage It ns they set fit. Whose affair Is It, then, if the nation cats diseased meat, It we are poisoned by trichinae, if cancer In creases? Other countries nro not so doll M wo nro about these things. Other countries understand very well Um monstrous perils involved in the Meth ods of this monopoly, nnd, therefore. try to cxcludo American meats. To quiet their objections tho United States Is supKsed to keep on Inspntor upon ment Intended for cxort and to place upon It nu olllclnl Btamp certify ing that It Is fit for food. If, then, theso nrc tho methods In regard to export beef, about which thero Is nominal Inspection, what do you supposo nro tho methods about meat for domestic consumption, on which thero Is no bisection nt all? Why wns tho Uccf Trust allowed to go on year after year violating tho law. and no attempt mado to prevent It? Why nro tho laws Inert against this criminal organization? Why Is a man sent to prison for llvo years for forg ing n live-dollar check nnd these men go free for Hwlndllug a nation? Why do wo contribute our dollars year after year to swell unnecessary, boards? Why nro wo content to havo rar food prepared for us In secret under conditions thnt to nny snno mind cer tainly suggest fraud and treachery? Wo aro not obliged to have these things If wo do not wnnt them. The remedies nro slmplo enough. As to tho "lumpy Jaw," the tubercu losis and tho cancer, put n stop to pri vate slaughtering. Let nil the slaugh tering of food animals bo done by the State In tho light of day, without any of this dark lantern business, on equal terms for nil. Thero aro very few. private slaughter houses In England. Tho cities and towns run their slaugh ter houses under medical Inspection. But lu England tho peoplo do not cars to be poisoned lu their meat And wo need not worry nbout the ob jection thnt publicly owned slaughter houses are an luvnslon of the private rights of business. When it comes to life nnd death thero nro no private rights of business. No man has a right to saved profits that ho makes by, spreading disease. Wo hnvo gone too far on tho road to public sanitation to turn back bcauso somo gentleman's profits nro threatened. Tho State will not allow you to go around with small pox or to conceal scarlet fever In your house, ulthojpu each may bo strictly your own affair. Compared with can cer, smallpox and scarlet fever an nothing. If tho State can take radical measures to stump out cholera It can tako radical measures to stamp oat cancer, a million times worse than cholera. If It can provide pest houses for public safety it can provide slaugh ter houses for public safety. Aud Its duty In tho ono case Is at least as clear us lu tho othor. Health Department Bulletin, Dee. 23, 1005: "At tho Union Stock Yards tho fol lowing have been condemned and de stroyed: "2SOV4 cattle, weighing 118,824 pounds: "350 hogs, weighing 40,475 pounds. "Cut meats weighing 5,024 pounds. "15 calves, welghlug 855 pounds. "7 sheep, weighing 2(10 pouuds. "Twenty-ono cattlo, nlno hogs and 5,021 pounds cut meats wore con demned after (passlug) government In spection." Health Department Bulletin, Novem ber 25, 1005: "Condemnations of unfit food during tho week: "At tho Union Stock Yofds, 08,708 pounds of cattle, hogs, calves and sheep. "At retail markots 00,730 pounds ot beof, ham nnd poultry." Tho Beef Trust will bo stopped, no matter how hard tho Chicago trust press nud fnko committees composed of ''experts" try to savo it Thirty years ago, according to tho Chicago Health Department, the ma jority of the deaths In Chicago wero among Infants. Now, thanks to tho Beef Trust, the grent majority of tho panplo who die are adults, the average nge of the deceased having Increased from Infancy in 1878 to 81 years ha 1006!