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THE BEEF TRUST HAS RAISED THE PRICE OF FOOD! t hX I MEAT SCANDAL GROWS Chicago Is Not the Only City with Tuberculosis, Lumpy Jaw and Cancerous Beef. The' National Capital Menaced by Tons of Food of the Char acter Named. Chicago ! not the only place that 1 suffcrlu;: from the Indiscriminate Hale of tubercular ami lumpy Jaw bwf (tint from trichina lav. The National capital Itself Is men. mill by this awful food n the fol lowing, taken from the Chicago Dally Kewx, of April 17, 1W7, tettltle: (Spcvlnl Corresiwndencc of Tim Chi ciiko lMlly Now.) Washington. 1). C, April 15. The i-ccvut discovery that tuberculous cat tle, cotulomnctl for dairy purpose, were being1 slaughtered and sold for food In the markets of Washington has emphasized the necessity of extreme 'watchfulness on the part of State and -lty food mxpectors In all parts of the itnitry. The discovery created a sell' Nation In the national capital, but tho facts were fully verlllcil and has led lo a strengthening of the local Inspec tion service which may hereafter re quire that eotulcmncd cattle shall be sifootutcly destroyed In the prcuvuce of the Inspectors. When the nicat-lnpectlon law was imssed by Congress It provided t-ole-ly for the Inspection of meats for Inter Hate and foreign coinmeive. It was tipecltlcally pointed out at the tlmo itiat Intrastate commercu was not i-oucerued in the provisions of tho law and there Is nothing on the statuto books to prevent diseased meats from Iielng sold In Washington, Chicago or tmywhero cNc, If slaughtered midship n1 within the coutlues of a State, ex vpt for the provisions of the State Mud municipality and the vigilance of their otllclals. Following the Investi gations at Chicago by Messrs. Nell! mid Heynolds for the President, It was iwlnted out la these columns that re lief of the local markets from tho sale of diseased meats could not bo had wlthoilt au application of tho most otrlngcut regulations and Inspection. The discovery In Washington durlug (ho past week Is Illustrative of what ciin easily happen and what may lw expected In any community, despite tho untiring efforts of health olllclals to prevent the salo of bad meats In city markets. Tho discovery of this condition lu Washington was brought about by a united elTort on thu part of tho health olllclals to trace the causes of typhoid fever, tuberculosis and other mortal diseases, particularly deadly lu tho District of Columbia. Kxainlnntlous by health exerts, on a dairy farm In Virginia, near Washington, led to tho discovery of seventeen cases of tuber culosis la the dairy herd. Tho bureau of animal Industry of tho department of agriculture bus re jicatcdly called attention to tho growth of contagious disease lu animals used for food. Previous to tho passage of tho Inspection law, cxperleuco lu tho Jarge nbattolrs Inspected under federal Kunervlslon showed it jcr cent of hogs wittering from tuberculosis and many other diseases were prevalent In pro portion. Tho annual loss on hogs alono to tho packers ns a result of this con demnation was $3,000,000 annually. Thu bureau never ceased to declaro that abattoirs having no Insertion could not possibly avoid tho purchase of diseased carcasses. Under tho moat-lnspcctlon law, ns It now operates, Intrastato shipments tit diseased carcasses slaughtered by mull butchering establishments not engaged In Interstate or foreign com' nien-o are not lnscoted, aud, Infereu tlally, are subject to tho same suspl clou which tho government formerly liad on larger ehtablMinionts engaged In Interstate and foreign trade which, similarly, had no government Insist tlon. It clearly behooves xho meat producing States and tho cities of tho country, in tho light of tho recent ex perience of Washington, to redouble their vigilance, else they may right fully be charged with a neglect of duty and by failure to supplement tho national laws and Inspection service, Kunrantee only to tho foreigner and their neighbor In other States exemj- tlon from tho uso of dlscnK-d meats. LKUOY T. VKUNOX. Tho Chicago Examiner In 1U mar fcet report, published April 14, 1007, uaid : "Speculators at tho Stock Yards are piylng $2 and $ per head for thou winds of condemned calves nud the trade Is making Inquiry as to their ultimate destination. Packers hove a liablt of purchasing big droves of calves at $U.W, fctipuioung mai one 1n five Is to bo thrown out at $4. When tho Inspector comes around ho condemns everything under 100 pounds mid then tho outside speculator gets tmsy buying up the condemned delega tlon at 2 and 3 cents per pound. Ob viously ho could not afford to pay ruch prices If he were taking chances on a sailsequent rigid post-mortem In vpoctlon, and the trade is of tho opin ion that much of thli veal gets Into food channels. Klther tho country shipper or the consumer Is being Im- iwscd upon In the matter. This Is calf season, Tuesday witnessing the arrival of 0,000 to 10,000, and both packers and speculators are finding tho handling of veal a profitable proposi tion. Many of these calves ought not to be shlpied alive from the country, and the practice Invites attention by the Humane Society." With n corps of Beef Trust Inspec tors tho fnto of the public will be worse than It ever was. The Chicago Tribune, after calling attention to tho fact that only 27 out of 110 meat product Inspectors had gone to work under tho new law, said on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1000: "It will bo necessary to hold another examina tion before the full complement of 120 men can bo Installed, and It Is doubt ful If a suillclcnt number will bo avail able for duty when tho now law goes Into cfTect Oct. 1. The new Inspectors will look after sanltnry conditions at tho plants principally, and Mr. Cooloy placed them whero they could do tho most effective work In the four estni llshmcnt. They will Inspect the trucks, rooms, hangers, tables, pipes and floors. Sixty-tlve of those who took tho exam ination recently passed but only twenty-seven reported for duty. This Is ac counted for by tho fact that of tboo who passed a number tiro now em ployed In tho pncklng bouses nt $i00 a month. The salary of un Inspector Is but f 8S.33 a month." A (rrent portion of the "lumpy Jaw" beef slaughtered In the United States and passed ns "sound" by the Inspect ors Is sold and consumed In Chicago, according to a recent nrtlclo In tho Chicago Tribune. St Louis prohibits both the slaughter and sale of "lumpy Jaw" cattle In that city, and Kansas City, while It permits the slaughtering of such cattle, prohibits the sale of tho beer. That Chicago has become the "dump ing ground" for practically all the "lumpy Jaw" beef In tho country was revealed by food Inspectors. At one plant are slaughtered every Friday from 100 to 200 head of "lumpy Jaw" cattle. Of these only u small fraction Is condemned as unfit for con sumption. The rest, with the diseased parts cut out, Is sold for prime beef, and brings the retailer as good prices as tho best beef. This Is possible by reason of the fact that the consumer has no way of telling whether the beef he buys Is part of a "lumpy Jaw" steer or not If tho In spectors pass an Infected animal, aftor the post-mortem Inspection, the beef Is placed In the cooler and sold Just as any other beef. Out of a total day's slaughter of 120 bead of "lumpy Jaw" and otherwise In fected animals only twelvo car casses were condemned after post mortem Inspection. This means that at an average weight of 1,200 pounds each there will be sold la Chicago during the next few days at least 120,000 pounds of "lumpy Jaw" beef. How much of the some kind of meat Is snipped Into Chicago from Kansas C4ty and other places where Its sale Is pro hibited would be difficult to estimate, but the quantity la undoubtedly large. In most of the Eastern cities ordi nances are In force prohibiting tho sale of moat from animals with actinomy cosis, the scientific name for "lumpy Jaw." Thus Chicago remains as the only large market where that class of cattle may be slaughtered and sold with profit The average weekly receipts of cattle at the stock yards are 70,000 head, aud among these always are found from 100 to 200 animals Infected In one way or another. Tho Beef Trust continues Its awful work of murder. Even tho employes of tho Government hired to sample their products aro victims. Bead this : Washington, D. C, Nov. 21. Tho death of Itobert Vnnco Freeman, a member of tho Department of Agricul ture's first "poison squad," Is likely to bo followed by a suit against tho Gov ernment by his mother. Young Freeman succumbed to tuber culosis after a long Illness, dating from his disclmrgo from tho squad six months after bo Joined. When ho Joined tho "poison squad" three years ago he was declared to bo physically perfect. Ills mother declares the boric acid diet tests to which he was sub jected weakened his system. Dr. II. W. Wiley, Government food expert, calls tho theory nbsurd. Upon entering the "poison squad" young Freeman and other members signed an agreement absolving tho Government from nil blame from any results that might happen. It Is con tended by Freeman's mother thnt ho was not of ago when ho signed tho paper. If government Inspection at the Union Stock Yards Is such a good thing and Is so thoroughly done, how is It that we find the following state ments on tho olllclal records of the Chicago Health Department: Tho following from tho Chicago Health Department Bulletin of Octo ber 28, 1005, speaks for Itself: Tho city Inspectors at the Union Stock Yards condemned "FIVH CAT TLB FOUND IN TUB COOLERS, WITH A 1'ABT OF THE EVIDENCE OF TUBERCUL08I8 TRIMMED OUT, AFTER HAVING BEEN PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS." "They also condemned and destroyed 3,003 pounds of cut meats shipped from St Louis aud Kansas City, having passed government inspection at those places." Health Department Bulletin, Dec. 23, 1005: "At the Union Stock Yards the fol lowing have boon condemned and de stroyed : "28014 cattle, weighing 148,824 pounds. "300 hogs, weighing 40,47ft pounds. "Cut meats weighing 13,024 pounds. "IB calves, weighing 860 pounds. "7 sheep, weighing 200 pounds. "TWENTY-ONE CATTLE, NINE nOGB AND 6,024 POUNDS CUT MEATS WERE CONDEMNED AFT ER (PASSING) GOVERNMENT IN BPEOnON," Health Department Bulletin, Dee. 0, 1005: "A total of 147,000 pounds of meata mm condemned and destroyed (during the past week) voder the su pervision of the department Inspectors at the Union Stock Yards. This In clude 4.083 pounds of government-inspected cut meats shipped from pack ing houses In the West for Chicago cU"i trade and canning." Icaillealth Department Bulletin, Norem- JUr 11, 1005: "Altliough the condemnation and de struction of food supplies unfit for human consumption during the past three months since the resumption of Stock Yards inspection August 7 ult, by order of the Commissioner bare reached Immense prooortlons, much un fit food still reaches the market Only such animals and meats as snow gross pathologic conditions, recognizable by Oie naked eye, are now condemned, Fa cilities for microscopic laboratory ex amination bare not yet been restored. "The Union Stock Yards city Inspec tors condemned and destroyed 80 parts of beef carcasses, 8 bogs and 0 cattle WHICH HAD BEEN PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS. "The total stock yards condemnations amounted to 170,808 pounds." Speaking of the 8,085,000 pounds of food condemned in 1005 by Chicago Health Department inspectors, Dr. C. J. Wbalen, Health Commissioner, says In his annual report: "EIGHTY PER CENT OF THE MEATS WERE CONDEMNED ON ACCOUNT OF TUBERCULOSIS." 'Commenting upon this condition (continues Commissioner Wbalen), 'American Medicine,' December 28, says : One stands aghast at the crimi nal cupidity which will Induce men to attempt to sell such dangerous foods to an unsuspecting community. It Is now lu order to go a stop farther and find out who hi responsible for this moral obliquity. " 'It Is well known that combinations of the larger meat doalora have exist ed in the past to the end of raising the price of food stuffs beyond the point to which healthy competition would re SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsHsPl!l BgSSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBVNKl'1 ','. 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It Is tlmo that tho public mind should develop a conscience In this direction.' " Speaking of Beef Trust tuberculosis read the following from tho Health De partment Bulletin, November 4, 1005: "Tho total amount of meats con demned during the period was 1,343,343 pounds. Of the principal causes of condemnation, 80 PER CENT WERE FOR TUBERCULOSIS, 12 per cent for actinomycosis lumpy Jaw aud 4 per cent for bog cholera." Tho Beef Trust has got things down pretty lino when It can bring tho chil dren from a public school to look at the sights lu Its awful plauts. The Beef Trust uius go. Tbo Beef Trust laughs at the new Government meat law, but will It snicker .at an Investigation by the Illi nois Legislature? London, March 0. Tho memory of the American meat scandals which had beeii almost forgotten, havo boon re vived afresh by tho extraordinary statements aud criticisms of Mr, Trot ter, veterinary surgeon of tho corpo ration of Ulasgow, on tho methods of Inspection of Amorlcuu meat prior to excitation, This Is what Trotter says In his report, submitted to the health committee Thursday : "Ou Feb. 18 and again on tho 20th, I seized as unfit for human food a foreleg of chilled beef, deposited In tho meat market on tho Instance of tbo agent of one of the lurgest moat ex porters of the Uulted Stats. Each foreleg was marked 'United States in spected nnd passed, 3.' "On Insjiectlon each foroleg was found 'stripped' that Is, tho serous membrnno covering tho costal pleura had been removed, but at places dis tinct tubercular nodules remained and glandular invasion was manifest. "These forelegs showed no evidence of having been previously luspocted. They wero parts of carcasses which, In nccordauco with tho regulations Issued by tho bureau of animal Industry to the government meat Inspectors detail ed for duty In packing establishments of tho United States, ought to have been rejected ns unfit for human food and to have been rendered Into tallow after diseased parts bad been re moved. "This rovcals that the Inspection Is not In conformity with government regulations and lends credence to tbo assertions made regarding the un trustworthiness of tbo ofilclal Inspec tion which obtains In tbo United States of America, "This assertion also receives cor roboration by a perusal of the figures ; I for 1005, as Issued by tho bureau of animal Industry. "The number of Inspectors Is given ns forty. It therefore follows that to conduct the .examination of 37,482 an imals each day each Inspector would be required to exnmlno tho carcasses aud viscera of not less than 037 nnl mals, which Is au utter Impossibility. "This calculation of tlmo does not al low for holidays or Illness, otherwise tho number of animals which would fall to bo Insiiectcd by each Inspector would bo materially Increased." Appendicitis Is a Bad Meat disease. It comes from tho breakfast delica cies mado out of ennuer cows aud trk'lilna pork, Tho Trust sausage Is ono of tho won ders of creation. It Is mndo out of tho cheapest meat and tho trimming of canners, lumpy Jaw cattle aud dond swlno. After being thoroughly mixed with n horrlblo concoctlou known to tho trndo as potato flour, this chopped, stamped, crushed and chemically treat ed meat is stuffed Into the frequently diseased guts of dead animals and is sold to tbo public as saussge. Despite the chemicals compounded with the "meat" to make It smell "natural," both the compound Itself, as well as the "casing," as the gut Is now called, are frequently the abode of micro-organisms. The word appendicitis means an In flammation of the vermiform appendix, which lies In the lower right hand cor ner of the abdomen. The vermiform appendix Is a sack attached to tho Intestine. It Is Into this resting place that tbo microbes crawl and cause trouble. The real trichina microbe, which Is very ahuudant in pork, and for which no search Is mado by the Beef Trust, eats through all the human Intestines, and, playing no favorites, Is always fatal. But tbo bad meat microbe, which causes appendicitis, has not strength enough to bore through the intestines. It merely crawls Into the first and only stopping place In the bowels the vermiform appendix and there It works away uutll It starts Inflamma tion. When the first physicians began to realize the etiological importance of the appendix In Intestinal inflamma tion, It was thought that seeds or oth er offending material became lodged therein, but many operations soon proved the contrary, for ofttlmes no foreign bodies were found In It, and other abdominal operations often show ed collections In the appendix that hod caused no trouble. Most of tbe best physicians and the ablest surgeons are now convinced that appendicitis Is caused by bad meat Tbe disease, singularly enough, was never beard of until Beef Trust meth ods began to prevail In this country, and now It Is to be found wherever Beef Trust products bar a sale.. According to the United States cen sus, 5,111 persons died from appendi citis In 1000. The disease was not even mentioned In tbe United States census report of 1600 ten years before be cause tbere were no cases and no deaths. 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Thirty-one Parsons Drown. Thirty-one pernons wero drowned by the foundering of the river steamer Arch angcluk while hIio was crowing tbe Neva near the suburb ot Irlnowka, St. Peters """ Zxploston from Olgarstts. An explosion which Is attributed to a lighted cigarette stub carelessly thrown aside destroyed La Sultans, an extenilre fireworks factory at Chihuahua, Mexico, causing a property loss of $200,000 and fatally injured two of tbe employes of the plant. Guilty In Bank Oast. Former Judge Abner Smith, president ; Gustavo F. Sorrow, vies president, and Jerome V. Pierce, cashier, of the defunct Bank of America, have been found guilty In Chicago of conspiracy and consigned to tbs penitentiary. Mrs. McXean Se-Xlsctsd. Mrs. Donald McLean has been re elected president ot tbe Daughters of tbs American Revolution st tbe congress la Washington, but tbs bitter fight has left cars. MM. EDDY'S FRIEND A SUICIDE. Miss Mary E. Tomllnson of Concord Kills Herself. A victim of hysteria said to havn been induced by tellglon, Miss Mnry K. Toin llmoii, sister of 1'rof. Irving C. Tomlln foil, first leader of the Christian Science church of Concord, X, II., nnd cloio con fident of Mrs. Kddy, throw herself from the window of her apartments on the fourth floor of the Parker lloimo in Hov tun nnd died two hours Inter. Since the sultn were brought by Mr. Kddy' rein tlcs ngalnit I he hea-1 of tho Christian Sclenco church and her trustees, of whom Tomllnson N one, Mli Tonilln-on hud ncted quoerly. She had boon subject to hallucinations on the subject of religion for some tlmo, hut the suit scorned to In tensify tliem. She nppearejl to think her self ' roipomlhlc for her brother being made one of the Kddy defendant. She came to Itoiton from Concord early Thu re ilny morning, going lint to the homo of a friend. She ncted so strangely that she wns sent to tho relief hospital, but soon lef thoru nnd wont to tho hotel, ac companied liy nu unknown woman who engaged a room nud a trained nurse for her. About 4 o'clock In the morning, while the nurse was nut for n moment. Miss Tomllnson opened tho window nnd Jumjied out. ROUTS THUOS AND SAVES 84,000. Plucky Man Rescues Workmen'- Pay, Though Life Is Threatened. Dut for the bravery ot nenjomlu Fin- j kol, proprietor ot nn umbrella factory at Unionnort, X. Y., 20U workmen would not have drawn their pay Wednesday. Mr. Fiiikcl drew from tho bank over $4, 000 In small bills, nnd bad distributed tho money in 200 envelopes. Tbe factory was bailing with activity when nt .1 p. m. three men entered tho paymaster's office, which Is separated from tho worki shops. Mr. Flnkel was alono behind a desk nenr the box containing tho envel ope. Ho looked up to ace three stran gers, ono of whom was covering him with a pistol. They drivnnded the money, hut Finkel dropped tho box on tho Iloor nnd grappled with two ot tho men. at tbe snmo tlmo calling for help. The thugs mannged to escape, hut two suspicious characters were nr rested later. FACTIONS RIOT IN CHURCH. - I " Dispute Over New Preacher Starts a General Fist Fight. A faction .opposing their pastor, Hew Freeman Clmse, mndo nn attempt to de pose him and held services with another minister and caused n riot lu tho Freo Will Ilnptlst church In Portsmouth, Ohio, Rundny. The follower of tho different faction came to blows, women fnluted snd other fled screaming Into the street. When tho police authorities wero appeal ed to they refused to Interfere, Order ws finally restored by tho now minister and elder withdrawing. A majority of the church officers are opposed to Chsse, who ha withdrawn from the conference snd ha been conducting the church Inde pendently. ' INDIANS FILE 80 DIVORCE SUITS. lioux Hastsn to Take Advantage of New South Dakota Laws. Taking, advantage of the new divorce law that was enacted by tho South Da kota Legislature last winter, many Sioux Indians upon tho Itostbud reservation, following tbo example of their whits brethren, have Instituted suits for divorce thl spring. Within the last few weeks twenty petitions for dlvorco have been filed In the Circuit Court In Bonesteel, 8. D by full-blooded Indians and the cases ot these twenty red-skinned divorce seekers will be beard at the next term of court. Leaves 187 Descendants. John Oheres, aged 1)2 years, I dead at his homo in Mulinntoiigii, Hi. Un was one. of tbo oldest and best known resi dents of Xorth L'mberlntid county. I If U survived by a widow, eleven children, 1(H) grandchildren nnd twenty-six grouty grandchildren. Secretary Tatt Returns, Secretary Tnft has returned from a trip to l'amimn and West Indies, nnd, while he refuse to talk politic, Is ex pected to early announcn hU position re garding tbo Ohio contest. Stolen Securities Are Found. Police, entered the Manhattan Club In New York, where, In tho room ot a mem- i ber, they found $20,000 worth ot tbe , securities stolcu by W. O, Douglass from tbe Trust company oi America. Canning Plant lurnsd. The cntlro plant ot the Heacoast Can ning Company, leased to tbe American Can Company of New York, at North I,ubec, Me., was burned Monday, Tbs flro was caused by an explosion In the gss house. No ono was injured. Plan to Zntertatn 1008 Convention. A public mass meeting will be held soon In convention hall In Kausas City, at which money will be solicited for tbe fund for tbo entertainment of tho Re publican national convention In 1008. This plan was decided upon at a meet ing of a committee of representative cltl sens. Railroads Tied Up. Droned lines of tbe Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Soo lines were tied' up tbe other day by snow In various places through North Dakota for twenty four hours, ' I .;Si.rin-i4V( .,s- . ,,, JH,y 4 JJt;j.UMyaiSi-.JMy r- -;.' .