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f",S ffV THE OHIOAOO EAOLE, TUBERCULOSIS AND CANCER IN CHICAGO BEEF! V4 wl'.t iff-. j- ' ' A ' V 1 'UM')? CITYANDBEEFTRUST The Illinois Stats Board of Health Kits Both of Them Hard in Circular. Duty of the City Administration with Regard to Meat Inspection Is Very Plain. The nnw government law, as every tody knows, does not provldo for the Inflection of meat consumed In Chicago and Illinois. The strange apathy of the Chicago authorltliM In tho matter of Beef Trust violations of tho law, In arousing tho attention of the cutlro country. The Hooding of Chicago and the State of Illinois with lumry Jaw, tub ercular ami cancerous beef Is causing widespread Indignation. The Illinois 8Utc Hoard of Health lias just iMited a strong circular con taining recommendations to inunlelpnll tlos concerning the supervision and In spection of (daughter homes, packing houses, etc. Tho following extracts show how hard tho circular hlU tho city govern ment of Chicago: Tho Illinois Sttito Hoard of Health, by special resolution, adopted at n regu lar meeting, held In Chicago June liOth and 21st. 1IKK), urgently recommends in tho minor and councils of nil cities nni tho urMdeutM nnd boards of trus- tees of nil village, nd to nil other health olllclnls In nil pnrte of the State, tho enactment nnd onforcoment of ordl- nnuces providing for tho supervision; ml tho nvuhir and systoumtlc liwpec-1 tlon of nil slaughter lwuses, packing houses, storago houses, markets, cel lars nnd all other establishments used Cor tho preimratlon, manufacture, stor ago or salo of food Intended for hu man consumption. Tho health of tlvo peoplo U largely dependent uiion the purity, ijunllty and cleaulliwws of tholr food nnd these may toe controlled nnd guaranteed to tho peoplo only througn tho conscien tious effort of health olllclnls acting under the powers conferred upon them by tho statutes. Tho jwoplo of each municipality hare tlie right to crpeut that tho olll rials whom tliey have entrusted .with the enforcement of tho law, will glvo than every possible protection provided toy tho law, and tho statute of tho Btnto of Ullnoht nro ho liberal In their construction a to glvo to tho munici pality full power to control all of thoso things which may In any way offoct tho health of tho people. "Under tho provisions of an act to provide for tho Incoriwratton of cities and villages, approved April 10, IS"-, (Uevlsed Htntutes, Chapter 12 , Section 62), tho councils In cities nnd tho presi dent ami tho Iwnrd of trustees In vil lages nro empowered to rogulato tho wile of moat, jwultry, flsh, butter, cheese, lard, vegetable nnd nil other iirovlslons: to regulate tho sale of ----- .... ,. n... bread and to prescnoo iw !"' w provme ror uio iuiiw:u ' """ OI low; i uwiiiio " tltute a nuJaaneo and to abate samo and to flno all who pormlt nuisances to exist; to appoint a board of health and prescribe Its powers and duties; TO DO ALL ACTS AND MAKH ALL REGULATIONS TO PROMOTE HEALTH Oil TO PREVHNT DIS EASE; to direct location and regulate the management and construction of packing houses either within the limit of the corporation or within one mile from Its boundaries; to compel the owner of any grocery or any unwhole some or nauseous place to cleanse and abate or remove same and to regulate its location. Under the provisions of the some law, municipalities are em powered to Impose flues, not exceeding f 200 for each offense, or Imprisonment, not exceedlug six nwnths, for tho viola tion of any of lts'ordlnaucei.M "Aside from tl pcclflc provisions of the law, quoted alwvo, tho one pro vision, empowering tlw municipality TO DO ALL ACTS AND MAKE ALL KHaULATlONS TO lUtOMOTB IIHAIni AND PRUVHNT DISHASIV gives ample authority for tho local olll dais to undertake tho supervision and systematic Insjiectlon of thoso places In which food for humun consumption is either prepared, manufactured, stored or offered for sale. Howover, the HjHKilllc provision of tho statute remove all doubt as to tlie limits to which tho municipality mny go In tho protection of Uio health of the peoplo." "Animal food is particularly suscep tible to bacterial action and to decom position which 1 hastened by killing ami handling In filthy slaughter house or by Improper refrlgoratlon aud star ace." "MRVT FROM DISEASED ANI MALS, TOO FREQUENTLY HLAUOH THRED FOR HUMAN. FOOD, MAY IB PRODUCTIVE OF WIDESPREAD DISEASE AMONG THOSE WHO CONSUME IT." Tho oft repented statement that cooking will reanovo tho poisonous prop erties of spoiled meat Is not to bo re lied upon." In vlow of these (acts, It Is the duty ov the "health officials of all municipali ties to establish such supervision and Inspection as will render Impossible the snatntensnoa of unsanitary slaughter Imwm nd packing bouses, the killing 4Imim4 ajOssalt or the sale C meats and other foods which, by their original character, or change which have taken place ln them, are unlit for human consumption." 'The liresenco of n sick or dlseaneil animal In a slaughter house should place the establishment under suspicion as one In which such animals arc slaughtered for human consumption. Any unround meat or carcass found In a slaughter house or In a market should be assumed as being there for sale." Notwithstanding Its apathy and ni Hior m tho city Inflection Is at the Stock Yards because of the very small imuilter of lusiiectors, the govenuuent ln-qiectloti Is worse. In fact tho govern ment Inspection Is n fnrco as Is proven by the following extract from the Chi engo Health Department report for the week ending September 15, 1000: "Tho Deimrtment Iiuqiectora at the Union Stock Yards condemned and do stroyed P.'.OOS pounds of meats. Of this amount 11.&I5 pounds wcro eon demned by the Department Insiectorn auer nimng nocn passeu uy owier m specter." The, "other Inspectors" are tho gov ernment hiHtiector If Mayor Dunne's administration de stroyed over 3,000,000 pounds of can cerous and tuberculous meat In Ave months, by tho inspection work of only eleven inspectors, how many bil lions of pounds of cancer and tuber culosls were fed to the poople during the years that there was no city in ipectlout The pure food laws will, or course, be enforced against some imor little grocer. Hut again the Bee! Trust, never! How tunny tuberculosis or lumpy Jaw cattle have liecn released from "quar antine" by order of the Health De partment What object can tho members of Uio Ilecf Trust have In opposing the Illi nois pure, food laws and wanting them amended? During tho week ending Sopt. 8 the few city meat Inspectors at tho Union Stock Yards condemned ami destroyed SS.OiKI pounds of moats. The food lit- wiectors In tho "loop dlKtrlot" con demned and destroyed 47,80'J pounds of unlit foodstuffs. A million pounds of bad meat sold i outside the loop district were eaten by the iioople. No Inspection. The Beef Trust continue to spread tuberculosis, cancer and other diseases with impunity. One fact that escapes general atten tlou Is that the intestines, blood, llv er, heart and lights (or lungs) of an animal are already used before the carcass proper gets to the inspector. This Includes also what is known as the gut fats, out of which lard, suet table oils and various other things 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 receptacle and carried off to be made Into blood sausage, beef extract aud the like. Tho intestines are carried to the eauHngo rooms to be used as casings, Tho stomach goes elsewhere to be used ns trle, Tho liver, lights, heart, etc., And a ready market. Aud, mind you, every bit of these portions of tho "critter" are used whether It Is suffering from cancer, tulierculosls, lumpy Jaw, or any other disease, Tho enrenss aftor Its "Innards" are removed Is swung along aud carried to another place whero tho lnsectnrs nuw upon It or pretond to pass uton It. Dr. C. J. Whntcn, the olllclcnt Health Commissioner of Chicago, retried the condemnation of nearly four million pounds of meat during tho four months ending December 80, 1005. Now 8.1 por cent of theso 4,000,000 pounds wcro found to bo nlltlcted with tuberculosis. Every ounce of theso 4,000,000 pounds belonged to tho mnln carcass and had passed government Inspection. What about the henrts, livers, lights, Intestines, fats, blood, tripe and othor Insldo belongings of tlioso tuberculosis cattle from which 4,000,000 pounds of tuberculosis and cancerous meat were found and condemned? They were sold to the people and eaten as food I Remembering that It was always the habit to use the carcases of canosroms or lumpy Jawed cattle after the eta em were cut Mt, the pafcllo to prat afeb ttttisf a tutor m t hus Popular Jawed cattlo for food than ever. On tho very day that tho city discontinued Its lns)cctlon and condemnation, tho Commissioner of Health of Chicago Is sued the following remurknblo instruc tions In his bulletin of December ISO, 1005: The Commissioner has Issued the following instructions to the chief In spector at tho Union Stock Yards : While actinomycosis is usually confined to the head, and may be said In one sense to be a localized disease, and while some Inspectors condemn only the part Involved, I believe It Is safest and moat practicable to .condemn the entire carcass wherever the acti nomycotic abscess opens Into the mouth, pharynx, larynx or any part of the digestive or respiratory tract; o" when the lymphatic glands are InvoU ed: or whero thore are actinomycotic tumors In tho lungs; or when tho le sions have becoino gencrnllmd, since generalization in actinomycosis iipjiears to run a very atyplc course, making tho detection of nil foci lustde the musclo very dlfllcult ; therefore, tho cu tlro carcass Is to Ito condemned. In cases whore the actinomycotic lesions are positively localized, tho In fected part may bo cut nwny uud the remains of the carcass used. "Thoso Instructions apply only to "lumpy Jaw." There mny bo other reasons 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.'" Milk Fed Chickens. A correspondent asks If milk Is proper food for chick ens. All authorities say not No fowl will live on fluid food. Chickens have glssards which alone proves that nature Intends 'them to be eaters of grain and other bard 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 the food of calves and animals born alive. But not of any animal that la batched. All pork for Germany is examined carefully for trichina before axpurtlug. Pork for Great Britain is never ex amined for trichina. Heuce the following figures may be interesting : lu 1004 Great Britain imported from the Uulted States 7,070,400 pouud of canned ork, valued nt $770,408, and t:i,l)!H),001 iHiuuds of fresh pork, valued at if 1,200,805. In 1U04 Germany Imported from the United States 48,100 pounds of canned IHirk, valued nt 4,H5 mid NO FltKSII PORK WHATEVER. Germany protect bur people from plague. The Boef Trust is still causing the deaths of tliousnnds of peoplo by the wiling of dtsoafied ment. No matter wlmt a fow "exiierts" found or what somo "bulnos associa tions" saw In their "Investigations," tlw fact remains that tho Beef Trust Is still nt tho old stand, A trust that will soil rotten, dlenced meat to peoplo will not stop nt any thing to deceive tlie public. Every day one roads lu tho daily im port about- wlmt some wlso "oxpert" has to sny about tlio awful untruths told about tlw poor, Innocent packers. But tbo "poor, Innocent packers" dont soom to linve nny "exports" writ ing for tlie Bulletin of tlie Chicago Hoalth department, for In Its rejwrt for tho week ending July 7. 1000, it says that "the Inspectors at the Union Stockyards condemned and destroyed a total of 151,180 pounds of unfit meats." ewtets 1I1.1M pssjsjit rf rtttoa, iiiiiiBIEiEiiiiDiH I.HBHttHBtty. .HH.lfl.HHM i X wKfc,'"T sbbbbbbbbbbhbbbbbbbbbb19sbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbisbss! IHBib. A .Lsbbbbbbbbbbbbb ssbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwssbHsssbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbH KKtHB, silllllBasHBlBBlHsSlH HIBHpiE -sflHPHNI ssBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsflssBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBV iB JTBi iHMBIiHH . -. t,wfbs FpHbKHiIiIIIHiIIIIIH wStMHRsJlHuf vvl KsBBBssssk 'sbbbbbbbbsbbbI HBilWIHI1sHHbi4lHiK'i fl niilHJlsHfiHviHfcX HARRY HILDRETH, Young Democrat, Talked Cf for City wised meat condemned 111 one week by a mere handful of ltwtcctors. How iiiu'h diseased meat gets out of the yards the Lord only knows 1 Hut If 151,1.10 ixmndii of rilfonsod meat Is condemned by n few liiHJCtorH, the reader can easily Imagine how much unlit food Is placed on tho market. Secretary Wilson says that the gov ernment will etiforco the meat bill In Its entirety. Now that may be nil right In Its way, but the fact remains that government Inflection has been a failure In the pai-t. And tho only relief that the public can hoe for Is a rigid investigation by the Illinois Legislature. Tho ICglslnhyo imn't investigate this nwful trtiht, for the health of the im.-o-pie of Chicago, Illinois nnd tho whole country Is nt stake. Tho eyes of the wholo country will lie turned on the Illinois Legislators, and If they fall to do their duty In protecting tho live of the nation they will bo branded ns cowards. The Illinois Legislature must do Its duty nnd stop the worst mounco to our public health that we have got. Tho Reef Trtitt can now laugh nt the law, but there Is a day of reckoning coming. The Illinois T.cgMnturo has a duty to perform, nnd It nuut do It. Tho llecf Trust limit bo stopped I The Beef Trust counts upon electing a majority of the Illinois delegation t Congress next year. Talk about government Inspection I Wo take the following from tho Inst annual report of Dr. Charles J.Whulen, Commissioner of Health of the city of Chicago. Tho facts tieuk for them selves. "At the Union Stock Yards during the last Ave moutlis of the year, seven Inspectors (Are of whom were appoint ed In November) bare condemned and OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, ANNUAL 8TATKMEST of the Retail Merchants' AhocUIIoq Mutual Klra Inaur mice Company of Hprlncneld, In tb Htute of lllluul, on the Hint '! of December, 1110.1, niado to tho limm-unco duperlnteuil-i-iit of the State of llllluola, purauaut to law. No capital (purely mutual). ASSIST. Cniili uu hand ami tit bmK . . , .1 23,81:1.03 liroM premium In course of lollectlou -t.70i.47 Total cali amM 2()10lB.. oTiir.ii ur.soi'itcr.s. Amount of premium or uVpoilt .,,. notes, loa a.-w-moiiU . 210.32H.TJJ Aj!ret,-ato amount of act, Uiciuillni; premium or uc- iKwii noie MAIUMTIKH, Total unearned prvuilunu . .1 27-1,84.1.15 . 2.1,8(13.117 Total liabilities IXL'OMi:. Deceived for premium or Itfjamelits Interest on Treanurer bal- lime ,,,, 23,803.37 51,857.08 402.13 Total Income during ve.ii . .i KXI'KNIMTIJIIES. Losses nilit ilurlnt; the jenr ..I fault illvldcnil paid to mem- beta rommlulon or hroU-rano . . . . Salaries, fees and all other chaw of officer, cletka, aitenta and emplojes Stale, national and local taxes, Amount of nil other expendi tures, vli. : Hencral expense, lifCMll; printing f 1 15.1-t ; adjusting, au7.Wl: i1'"1''," liii;, 11411.2.1: pounce. $1.1.1. nn: rents, 7hri.0U; fixtures, 1555.1.1 ,,,, 52,310.21 18,530.70 11,3(10.82 8,035.22 12,823.00 102.50 3,552.43 Total expenditures during tlio year vawm.'J BB.llOje MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during the year In Illinois ........... 0,787,088.00 Total premiums received dur ing the year In Illinois . . , . 51,857.08 Total losses Incurred during the year In IMIn! ;;,;;,. V 38.108.70 GEO. 8. CONNELLY, President. W. W. BWETT. JR.. Secretary. Bnhecrlbed and iworn to before this svu. (ii) Mtury l rsku. Treasurer. destroyed 2,7IM,0:tS (toiuids of ment, as being unlit for food; all of which would have been sold lu the city of Chi cago, and for which tho purchaser would hive paid first-class prices." "Prom theso figure It is very evident that lnscctlou by tho city of nil food product Is of untold value, not only from a financial but from a saultary and hygienic standpoint." 'The following will show how neces sary city Inspection Is at tho Untou Stock Yard: "Tho city meat Insiiectors have con demned lu tho coolers and on the cut ting floors AFTER PASSING GOV ERNMENT INSPECTION : TJ5 cattle, cause, actinomycosis, "07 cattle, cause, emaciation. "21 cattle, entice, tuberculosis, cvl ilenco of dlsenso baling bocu trimmed out. "10 cattle, cause, 'downers.' "27 sheep, cause, pneumonia. !M hog-, cause, pyaemia ami tubercu losis. "17,7-0 imunds of cut meat shipped from St. f.ouls, Omaha, etc., for can ning. This moiit was sour nnd slimy." Reef Trust apologist say that most of the criticism of their methods 1 duo to "dramatic license." I there any "dramatic license" in the condem nation of over .1,000,000 pounds of hoof containing tuberculosis lu tho short space of threo month? Is there any "dramatic license" about official health department reports? Tho following from tho Bulletin of the Health Department for month of Mny: "The meat Inspectors at the stockyards condemned nnd destroyed n total of 481,700 pounds of beef, pork, veal and mutton." The Boof Trust has caused a big raise In the price of shoes. The si- OFFICIAL FUmOATIOM. ANNUAL STATEMENT of the Cotton and Woolen Ufif. Mutual lusuranc Company of Hoilon, in the State of Massachusetts, on the .1 1st day of December, 1VU3, made to the Insurance Superintendent of the State of lllluols, pursuant to law. No capital (purely mutual), ASSKrs. Market value of bonds $ 320,730.00 Cash on hand and In bank .. 32,103.38 (Irons premiums In course of collodion 0,333,72 Interest duo and accrued on bouds 4,775.30 Total cash assets f 3U7.1U2.4U OTIIllIt Itr.SOl'ltCLS. Amount of premium and de posit note, less assunsmeut. 12,413,303,40 Aggregate amount of assets, Including premium or de posit lion 2,7SO,557.bO I.IAIIII.ITIKK. Losses, In process of adjust ment, or In susin-nse ,t 1,000,00 Total unearned premium ,,,, 241,3311.01 All other liabilities 020.45 Total liabilities f 213,205 00 INCOME. Ilecelved for premiums aud as sessments Interest on bonds and mort 407,100,80 uauea Interest from other sources... 10,838.35 071.02 Total Incomo during year ..f EXl'ENDITUIIES. Iisses nald during the year .. Cash dividend pild to mem bers .... Inspections Salaries, fees and all other churges of officers, clerks, agents and employes Slate, national and local taxc Amount of all other expendi tures, viz. : Iiond premium, 14,0.11.75: general expense, $14,074.83 ,,....,,, 478.0S0.O7 24,008,87 318,707.0.1 10,201.07 13.35S.28 0,310.10 18,700.00 Totnl expenditures during I 421.480.22 year MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during the year In Illinois n,i..-,ouu.uu Total premiums received dur ing the year in Illinois , . , , 88,203.85 Total losses Incurred during the year la Illinois 108.03 M. V. B. JEFFERSON, Fresldest. BENJAMIN TAFT, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this iabdsy.fJ.s.Vo.iLToN; (teal) Notsry Public. THE 1LKJED PRESS. Beef Trust. Medicine Trust, Pure Food! Foes. Patent Medicine Fiends Con trol State Legislation. Illinois Is the Only State In thm Union Where the People Are Asleep. Beef Trusts nnd other Corporation that are crooked or that want much from the Legislature without letting the peoplo got oil to tho fact; nnd patent medicine trusts that nro nf.'ald tho people will learn that they are 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 tho dally ami country press. In turn the advertising ngents put In largo nds. for tho lleef Trust, the Medicine Trust or some other trust as the case may be, always stipulating In their contracts that all contracts for advertising nro void If tho State Legislature passes any law Inimical to the lleef Trust, Medicine Trust. That Is about as comprehensive, ns frank ly Impudent n scheme of controlling legislation as It Is possible to linng Hie. And so the Patent Medi cine Trust of America, for one, maintains u lawyer In Chicago, aud n permanent secretary, olllcc and staff. In every Stnto capital In the United States it mnlntnlus nn ngeut whose business It Is to watch during the ses sion of the Legislature each day's batch of new bills, ami whenever s bill nffcctlng patent medicines show Its head to telegraph tho bill, ver batim, to headquarters. There some scores of printed copies of the bill are Ivged beef trust controls Incidentally the domestic hide market, which Con gress closed practically for the beuetlt of the beef trust by clapping n duty of 15 pur cent nd valorem on foreign hides. The alleged beef trust, accord tug to Associated Press dispatches, uow also controls the domestic tanning Industry. Hence tho beef trust fixes uow the cost of the leather, the raw material out of which shoes are "made, and hcuco It controls both the prices of shoes In tho domestic market nud lu tho export shoe trade, built up at great expense by our shoe manufac turers. Furthermore, It Is common knowl edge that the domestic prlco of butter, eggs, butterlne, dressed poultry, the grains, fruit, vegetables, apples, pota toes nud probably other foods Is regu luted largely by tho same trust of cor porations. This Is logical nnd unavoidable nt present. It Is duo in part to special privileges of lower rates lu the slap ping, private refrigerator lines, tin incuse grain elevators and cold-storage plants scattered at the strategic point and lu part, no doubt, to the sliver brutal forco of unlimited million of dollars; n power wielded by n few per sons whom society docs not hold per sonally responsible at present Tlie discovery of tons of rotton canned good and decayed material In tended for food in tho poMioiwion of Chicago business houses, boars out the Eagle's declaration made some time OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. ANNUAL STATEMENT of the Protection Mutual Klra Insurance Company of Chicago, In the State of Illinois, on the 31st day of December, 1005, made to the Insursniv Superintendent of the Stat' of Illinois, pur suant to law. No capital (purely mutual). ABHETo Book value of real estate own. ed by the company I 8,003.81 Loans on bonds and mort- sages 130,150.00 Interest due and accrued on said bond and mortgage loin 4,120 32 Market value of bonds 10,100,00 Cash In bank ,, 22.S41.15 Hills receivable dross premiums In courso of collection fi.SIT.lfi Total cash aet $ 188,162.43 oriiKit iiEsnuiiccx. Amount of contingent liability of members subject to as. si-sNmcut $ 700,740.0.1 Aggregate amount of assets, Including liability of mem. bers t 0.17,001.18 LIAniLITIEH. Total unearned premium $ 70,071,01 Totul llaMlltloi $ 70,074.01 INCOME. Received for premiums and as. srMments $ 150,001,08 Interest nn bond and other sources 7.570 on Amount received from all oth er sources 53S.14 Total Income during vear ..$ 158,103.37 EXI'ENIiITI'ltES. Losxes paid during the. year ..$ 5,730 80 Cash dl blends paid to mem. bers 110,2.15.00 Salaries, fees and all other charges of officers, clerks, agents nnd employes 7,552,07 Slate, national and local taxes, 5IS.40 Amount of nil other expendi tures, vlt. : Stationery and supplies, J510.77 i postage and tot., $.155.R8: rent, $1,- 100.00 i ndv.. $08 50-, repairs nnd exp., $300.10 j general expense, $5,201.40 7,038.31 Total expenditures during the year $ 138,020.02 MISCELLANEOUS. Tutsi risks taken during the year In Illinois $2,213,730.00 Total nremlums received dur ing the year In Illinois .... 21,232.00 Total losses Incurred during the year In Illinois 150.02 OEOBOB W. POWELL, President. P. J. tlALLA, Secretary. Subscribed snd sworn to before me this 18th day of January, 1000. IKION W, KINO, (let!) Metsry PubUe. made, nnd n copy is sent to every member of the association. Thereupon each manufacturer looks up the lint or papers In the threatened State wltb which he has the contracts dwerlbetU above. And to each newspaper lii semis n peremptory telegram culling the publisher's attention to the obliga tions of his contract, nnd ccmtiinudliitf him to go to work to defeat the iintl-pntcnt-modlclne bill. In practice, thta organization works with smooth ier fuctlon nnd well-oiled nccurncy to do feat the public health legislation which Is Introduced by boards of health In over n score of Stntca erer year. Wntch the dally newspaper wbwv ever n trutt Is being ussnlled nnd sot how the advertising columns arc loiul ed with glaring calls to pnrtnke of wonderful delicacies. In this connection, mid lu the nh senco of nny refeience to tho "brenlt fast delicacies" of tho lleef Trusl; where there Is life, there Is sonp. Tho Trust press of Chicago cnrefulitv eliminates from the reports of the Cli cngo Health Department which It pur llshes, nil reference to tho coiideiuri tlon of tubercular nud cnucrroix cattle nt the Union Stock YnnK Tte nltn of tho Trust press Is to kwp the people In Ignornnco of true, but tiwfnP. conditions which mounco their betiltU. iio tlk.it Chicago huslucM nMochitloru deplored the uttnek on tho Ik-of TriHt beciuiM) they were Jiixt ns guilty then Mve. Thanks to the Beef Trust niidhfifc. cancer numbered l,10i victims hi Ch caco In 100., or 07 more thun In 1PD.3 nn Increase of the rate ier 10,000 of population of 2.0.1 per cent. Tho Increaso In deaths from wince In Chicago In 1005 over tho tiYivnuw for the decado ended In 1001 wus 1M per cent, nud over tho average rntp dif tho decado ended lu 18-S was SI. I per rentt Hopi tlmt go to Hnglnnd nnH the United Stutctt nro not examined for trichina. All hogs for Ocnnnny, France nnd Austria arc. Some ewnpe-v though. Tho Beef Trust will get Its ilfwirtn beforo ninny years roll by. Tho U'ru.S press cannot Mile tho truth from tint people. Little by llttlo they will le.irrj tho factH, and when they do wills il you will henr nn exploHlon. Why Is Illlnob vfrald to tackle the Beef Trimt OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. ANNUAL STATEMENT of the Central Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Cotnpnny of Van Wert, In the Slate of Ohio, on Uio 31t diy of December, 11)0.1, made to Ihfc Insurance Superintendent of the State vfZ. Illinois, pursuant to law. No capital (purely mutual). AtSETB. Hook value of real estate own ed by the company $ lR.OJ8.irr Loana on mortgage and bonds 12s,l'M(i(M Market value of bonds 50,070.00 Cash on band and in bank . . S,7:i3.40 Interest accrued on said bond and mortgage loans 2,fl20.M Orosa premiums In course of collection 33.34P.SS Interest due and accrued on bond . 50.00 Total cash assets S 200,UUU.3& OTIIEIt ItESOtmCES. Amount of contingent liabil ity of memlHT subject to as sessment $1,022,1 ir.,73 Aggregato amount of nssets, eluding contingent liabil ity of members LIAIIILITICS. Losses, In process of adjustment, or lu suspense $1,711.00 Losses resisted , . . .'I.'.'V.'.OH $I,27.I,(IS.1.IS Total $S,023.00 Net nmniint of unpaid losses.. j Totul unearned premiums , , . $ S.02.T fire i.id.fisn fiir $ i iT.-oy To- Total liabilities INCOME. Itecelved for premiums and as sessments Interest on bond and mort gagee Interest from other sources,. 78,02ft r.n 5.40S 25 74K.70 Total Income during vear .. 2SI,27.'l.r.T EXPENDITI'IIES. Lnssrs paid during the jear.,5 115,31 1.BS; Script or reitlitcatcs of profit redeemed In cash 2,0.10.00 Cash dividends paid to mem bers a.i.nsrfifi Commission or lirnkemgo . . , , 20.7ST.ON Salaries, fees and nil other charges of officers, clerks, ngenla nnd employe 12,IOO(lrt Stale, national nnd local taxes 5,(ir8.S!r Amount of nil other expendi tures, vl. i Insp., $20,51 I. 77 : general expense, $.1. .'IH5.0H: potnga nnd lei. $878.60: Adjusting, $1,22(1. 30: adv., $100.70: rent, $2.10 j stationery nnd sup plies, $1,232.87; furniture, $OS7.no 30,580 BS Totnl expenditures during tho year $ 230,22 1.153. MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during tho year In Illinois $l,02UW5.Pr Total premiums received dur ing tho year In Illinois .... 20,T3&Of Total losses Incurred during the year In Illlnnt 8,050.3 II. V. OLNEV. Tresldent. P. W. rUItMOItT. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me tks 29th day of January, 1000. ARTHUR K. IIOLLROCK. (Itsl) Notsry PubUst. 'i,',I.I" tiVv''r-'ii. 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