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1J.VI" THE OHIOAQO EAGLE, SATURDAY, DEOEMBER 21. 1007. vWi'Wil Every Department of Our Establishment AfcMMift with SatenfM AsMrtmetrt at Mac HosKm txetwtively far th km ! Me Athletic data's Automobile Supplies Beats and Launches Bleyclea Bar Goods Business Stationery Clothing Cutlery Cigars anal TebacM Fishing Tackle Rede and Reels Oaas, Revalvera Smmaaltlea laves Oelf deeds Haraess and Saddles We aamtle only eeeneeMe grades of feeds j our pries are the lettest eeneletent wllh the testily ef the erttete Chleaf b's Ptfular Shtpplnjl Center Che Fair Mete, Jsassefstartan III. nsselidusfs) tssllrstnrHM Chloaga-Iatabllahed IB7S CBICAOO George W. Jackson, Inc. CONTRACTORS Bridget, Structural Steel, Machinery, Subways, Tunnels and Heavy Foundations. Interlocking Steel 8heetinf. Our Steel Plant which coven OFFICE! 1W-179 W. Jackson Blvd. BTBEL WORKSt 04-806 Elstoa Ave. 10-90 Mendel Bt Or Btssx. Works Covaa am John M. AND BUILDERS THE ROOKERY judging from the number of packing house and stock yards employe on the grand Judex from month to month. Tho tax-dodging packers will bo wrJI represented on thu January, ltH, grand jury. Arthur Meeker, manager for Armour & Company, hiw lvn drawn ui n mem NT of that liody. livery grand Jury for monthi Uack has been well fllleil up with rcpreentu thes of tlio fto;k yards Intercuts. James W. Smltlison, purchasing agent for Armour & Company, wan on tho venire for the October grand Jury, but was not Impanelled. Among the Stockyards pcoplo drawn u()on the September Grand Jury wero: Wilbur I.. Invln, superintendent, Union Stock Yards. J. J. Carey, manager for Nelson Mor ris & Company, Union Stock Yards. Armour & Company had no men tho July Grand Jury to far ns can bo flfccvruilnctl. Swift & Company, however, wero well represented. Among tho Stock Yards people sav ing ns (Jraiul Jurors on tho July Grand Jury wero tho following: Thomas I Smith, foreman for Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards. James E. Turner, clerk, Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards. Everett I Van Meter, live stock salesman. Union Stock Yards. The following Stock Tarda repre- Hardware and Teels Hats and Caps Incubators and Breeders Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Nets and Seines OfPke Supplies .... Pipes and Smokers' ' Article Shirts, Cellars and Caffs Sporting deeds Shoes Tents and Awnings Tranks and Salt Case Umbrellas Underwear Watches NEW YORK an area of 109,642 square feet. WARBBOUBBl 178-190 Quiaey Street Aiu or 109,642 quam Fast Ewen Co. CHICAGO scntntlves wero on the June Grand Jury: L. B. Crumbnugh, head cashier Ar mour & Company, Union Stock Yards. V. J. Ikuncll, manager Swift & Com puny, Unv Ftock Yards. Nlcholns tiiburg, telegraph opera tor, Armour & Company, Union Stock Yards. Martin Ruddy, live stock commis sion, Union Stock Yards. G. William Spcrry, llvo stock com mission, Union Stock Yards. The City Club by it committee on publle MTvlee, has appealed to Presi dent William Hust of the Hoard of County Commissioners for n detect lv fune to Imi us.-d by the State's Attor ney. Attention of tho Hoard Is called to the fact that all Imestigatlous must now b mudit by four elty policemen. The large number of eases that must be Investigated Is noted. The letter was hlgned by A. A. Sprague, l'rank X. Itu'li, ami Earl ('. Hides, members of the committee. Nothing Is more suitable for Christ mas prcrcnM than Jewelry, and the best place to buy Jewelry In Chicago Is at Tom N. Donnelly's, US DearNun street. Will the authorities four-flush on tho Milk Trust, or will they do their duty and send thu guilty members to Jail? Tho corporations that havo tho coin are tho boys that oscapo taxation It seems. w l J 1 I ksaaaMsfcLyj I PACKERS' BOJttCIC RECORDS For the Past Three Years, Carefully Collected from Official Reports and Press Telegrams, Furnish Pure Food The public lias a right to know nil about tho doings of the corporations that furnish It with food. They nre dealing In the kind of "public utili ties" that mean life or death. In ob taining this knowledge, the public 'ex pects to be enlightened from the re ports of State Pure Food Commission ers and tho columns of tho press. Next year Is the presidential year, and on every stump the packers and their records will be held up to the public eye and given to the public ear. The failure of the government In Its attack on the Beef Trust because the packers turned state's evidence on themselves and wero granted nti Im munity bath In consequence, has not been forgotten by the people, and tho great rise In the price of meat has tested the patience of the voters to the limit. The withdrawal of the City of Chi cago Inspectors from the big packing houses, presumably to obllgo tho pack ers, lias added fuel to tho Ore, and next year will see the country nblnzc u;oti tho subject. The pure food department of Illinois, like tho health department of Chicago, has rested supine, while other states, like Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsyl vania and Kentucky have taken great pains to protect their citizens. And tho packers appreciate the ef forts of theso states to protect tho health of the men, women and children residing In them by promising not to send adulterated food Into these com monwealth?. Wo havo not heard of their saying anything about sending unfit food Into the states where tho authorities arc not so honest. According to nil accounts, much bo raclc acid and sulphites, us well ns many dyes, nre used by packers, and It Is against these preservatives that many states having honest olllclats have taken action. The records of tho North Dakota and Kentucky l'uro Food departments show what has been done In this direc tion In past years. Wo do not know whether boric ncld and sulphites aro used by tho big Chi cago packers now or not, ns city In sjwetors havo been withdrawn from tho largo houses. Showing tho effect of boric acid ami of tho borates, tho following Is repro duced from pages 11 and 12, of Part S, of tho Fifteenth Annual Report of E. F. Lndd, food commissioner of North Dakota : " the use of borax and boric nchl Interferes with tho ab sorption of food and causes tho excre tion of nu abnormally largo amount of nitrogen. IIo believes It Is demon strated that largo doses of bcrlc acid reduces tho body weight and that tho excretion of theso substances from tho body Is so slow that their accumulation In tho body Is probable. Uorax and boric ncld causo diuresis, which may produco datnngo of tho kidneys; they may causo skin disturbances; they may produco diarrhoea ; they Interfere with the abnormal absorption of food; and they may produco vomiting. The conclusion Is that tho use of boric compounds In food should bo forbid den." On pago 12 of tho same part of the snmo rejiort, tho North Dakota food commissioner has this to say nlsmt tho use of sodium sulphites In meats: "Our own studies with sausages and hamburger steak lndlcnto that from 0.20 to 0.30 per cent of sulphites aro employed In theso meats. As to tho harmfulncss of theso products a recent nrtlclo by Dr. Harrington, of Harv ard Medical College, entitled 'Sodium Sulphlto; n Dangerous Food Preserva tive,' gives tho results of his Investi gations and from this wo quote the following: "'It Is classed as n food preserva tive, but Its antiseptic properties nre comparatively feeble. It Is used more especially on account of Its effect on thu appearance of tho food to which It Is addod, Its preservative lnllueneo be ing decidedly n minor consideration. It .confers upon minced meat (chopped meat) nn abnormally brilliant rod col or, which conveys to tho purchaser tho Idea of freshness. Persisting ns It does, meat which Is In reality well ad vanced In decomposition Is readily dis posed of ns perfectly fresh, for although tho number of bactcra per grain may run as high as .100 millions, It may give off no marked odor. It may fairly bo wild that on account of Its masking decomposition, It is an undesirable admixture.' " "Certainly, then, with theso facts bo foro us, wo do not believe that tho pco plo of North Dakota wish to allow tho Indiscriminate uo of thobo drugs and chemicals In their food products." Tho following standards aro laid down for food control work, in tho same report, pago 13: Preserved meats; Ham, bacon, dried beef aud cured meats should bo preserved by smoke, desiccation, salt and sterilization only. Sausages: Sausages nro finely divid ed or hashed meats mixed with spices and flavoring. Thoy may bo cooked or uncooked and nro usually encased In skins. Tho water should bo below CO per cent and frco from starch, chem ical preservatives and coloring. The Food Commission give the re Data for the Campaign of 1908. sults of the examination and analysis of several samples of meats and sausages at tho North Dakota State Laboratory." We cull some extracts from tho report As showing what Is alleged to have been done In the past, tho following nre taken from pages 02, 03, 01, 05 and GO of Part 2 of tho fifteenth annual re port of tho Food Commissioner of North Dakota, 1005: Lab. No. 1844 (page 02). Itrand, dried beef, Armour's sliced Star. Producer or Jobber, Armour & Co., Chicago. Contains borates. Lab. No. 1034 (page 03). llrand, Vienna sausage. Producer or Jobber, Armour & Co., Chicago. Contains borates. Lab. No. 2070 (page 03). Ilrnml, sliced dried beef, White. Producer or Jobber, Armour Packing Co., Kansas City. Contains borates. Lab. No. 2132 (page 03). llrand, breakfast bacon, Gold. Producer or Jobber, Armour Packing Co., Kansas City. Contains borates. Lab. No. 2142 (page 01). llrand, sliced ham. Producer or Jobber, Armour & Co., Chicago. Contains sulphites and borates. Lab. No. 2400 (page 05). llrand, Bologna sausage. Producer or Jobber, Swift & Co., Chicago. Contains borates. Lab. 2181 (page 05). llrand, Uolognu sausage. Producer or Jobber, Swift & Co., Chi cago. Contains tmrntcs. Lab. No. 2400 (page GO). llrand, Bologna sausage. Producer or Jobber, Armour & Co., Chicago. Contains bornclc ncld or borates. Lab. No. 2401 (pago 00). llrand, canvas, sausage. Producer or Jobber, Swift & Co., Chi cago. Contains borates. Lab. No. 2418 (page 01). Brand, breakfast bacon, Gold. Producer or Jobber, Armour Packing Co., Kansas City. Contains borates. Wo tako tho following from pages CO, GO and 01 of the report of tho Ken tucky Agricultural Experiment Sta tion to tho governor of Kentucky on the enforcement of tho puro food law, 1005: Tho manufacturers whoso sausages wero found to contain boraclc acid or coloring matter, or both : "Armour & Co., Chicago. "Kentucky Packing & Provision Company, Louisville. "8wlft & Co. Chicago. "John Huffman, Cincinnati. "Schwartichlld & Sulzberger, Chica go. "Jacob Vogel & Sons, Cincinnati, Ohio. "Evnnsvlllo Packing Company, Ev ansvllle, Ind. "Omaha Packing Company, Omaha, Neb. "Cudaliy Packing Company, St. Louis, "Pfnfllngor & Co., Louisville. "Itausch & linger, Louisville. "Nelson Morris & Co,, Chicago. "Klueghnr & Co., Indianapolis. "Tho German American Provision Company, Chicago. "In tho fall of 1005, Mr. C."X. Tress ler, attorney for Swift & Company, called at tho otllcc and stated that Swift & Co. had eliminated boraclc acid and color frommeat products roil SALE IN KENTUCKY, and that there would bo no further shipments containing theso substnuces Into tho state." Tlio report continues: "Tho packing houses need Inspection to control adulterations which tho packer Is permitted, without restraint to add to meat products, Just as much as tho Inspection which tho Federal Government conducts with reference to tho physiological wholesomeiicss of the animal. While boraclc acid Into meats of otherwloo superior quality, tho chief reason for using antiseptics, nrtlflclal colors aud other ndultcranta is to dls gulso dellclenclcs, or its method of preservation, and when theso adulter ations aru restricted tho result must bo n higher standard In tho product to bo packed, better methods of packing and preservation aud a moro whole some and perfect food." "Itcceiit investigations have undoubt edly shown that tho federal Inspec tion over tho physiological condition of packing house meats Is not thorough, and that homo of tho animal PROD UCT UNFIT FOIt FOOD IS PUT UP AND PASSED TO CONSUMERS UN DEIt THE GUARANTEE OF THE 'MEAT INSPECTION STAMP.' Tho antiseptic and tho aulllno dyo nro tho chief means by which tho consumer Is deceived Into believing that this In ferior or condemned meat Is puro and wholesome." "Mr. W. W. Archer, attorney for Armour & Co., writes tho station under dct of Sentembcr 28. 1005. regarding j tlio finding of borlo acid in Armour & Co.'s oleomargarine, aa follows: "'Wo note copy of your letter of September 2$tb, saying that Armour & Co.'s oleo was found to contain bo rnclc ncld, "and you havo reported tho same to the commonwealth's attorney. Meg to say that wo have given Instruc tions to the oleomargarine department to cense using any preservatives If they nro using It.' " " Armour ft Co. have al ready begun the manufacture of sau sage for Kentucky at Louisville, while nn agent of Swift & Co. states that his Drin have Installed a separate de partment In the Chicago plant In or der to mako sausage without bornclc acid FOll KENTUCKY AND PENN SYLVANIA." The following Associated Press dis patch appeared In tho Chicago dally papers of October 12, 1000: Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 11, 1000. On the charge that Armour & Co. havo been selling meat preserved by boric ncld to" local consumers Stnto ofllclnls went to Washington to-day to urge action by tho federal authorities. State Dairy aud Food Commissioner Warren, who caused warrants to be Issued for several of tho company's agents, sent his assistant, Oliver D. Schick, accompanied by N. 11. Crltch Held, State secretary of agriculture, to lay tiie case before Secretary Wilson and Dr. II. II. Wiley at Washington. The meats alleged to havo been "doctored" were discovered ou Sept. 11 and ns the pure food act becamo opera tive on Sept. 1 Commissioner Warren declares the company Is Ilnblo under the federal laws for violation of this act. Tho following appeared on the sec ond pago of part 1, of tho Chicago Sunday Tribune of October 20, 1007. It speaks for Itself: RULING OF MICHIGAN JUDGE BLOW TO ARMOUR COMPANY. Petition to Have Injunction Against Sale of Sausage Dissolved Refused Another Plea Falls. Nlles, Mich., Oct. 10. Special. Judge Cooltdgo to-day refused to grunt the petition made by Armour & Co. to hare tho Injunction forbidding tho com pany from selling snusngo lu Michigan dissolved. Tho Injunction was ob tained by Stato Food Commissioner Bird on tlio grounds that tho sausages were adulterated In violence of tho puro food laws. Jndgo Coolldgo also refused to sus tain the temporary Injunction obtained by Armour & Co. forbidding Bird from posting certain bulletins showing that the sausages contained' certain adulter ants. Tlio following dispatch published In tho Chicago nccord-IIcrald, Oct. 31, 1007, explains itself: Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 30. William Huxtable, representing Swift & Co., and Claudo Dyron, representing Armour A Co., were to-day liound over to tlio dis trict court ou tho chnrgo of violating tho puro food law by selling unbrnnded meats. Tho Cudahy company agreed to abide by the decision In tho cases of tho other two concerns. Chicago Health Department annual report, 1007, page 04: " a number of samples of butter, cheese, liquid eggs, snusngo and potted or can ned meats and other canned foods havo been found to bo preserved with boric ncld during tho past year." During tho annual convention of tho American Ment Packers' Association, which opened In Chicago Oct. 7, 1007, the committee nnnolnted to ask tho cov- eminent to return to tho puckers meats rejected and condemned by govern ment Inspectors, mndo tho following report: "No provision hits been mndo for tho return of meats to Inspected es tablishments after thoy havo liecn re jected, 'but your commlttco expects, when this Is fully considered by tho de partment, relief will bo granted." Iu other words, meats condemned becnuso of cancer, tuberculosis, lumpy Jaw and tho llko will bo returned to thu packers! What will tho packers do with this condemned meat? Ship It abroad, or soli It to tlio pco plo of Chicago? Pcoplo aro beginning to appreciate tho enormity of tho withdrawal of Chi cago city Inspectors from tho big pack lug houses. Does boric acid causo nppcndlcltls? In tho course of nn nrtlclo ro-publlshcd from n New York pnper, In tho Chicago Dally News of November 3, 1000, wo mid tho following: "In tho menntlmo physicians, ns well as tho public at largo, continue to won der whether cither one of tlio author! ties Just mentioned may Dud It posslblo to correct somo of tho abuses that aro most frequent, says tho Now York Post. Tho troublesome problem of tho uso of boric ncld as a food preserva tive, for instance, has Just been brought to the attention of tho medical world onco moro by tho nppcaranco lu n recent number of tho Lancet (Lon don) of nn nrtlclo In which such an authority ns Dr. Reginald Harrison, past vlco president and Hunterlan pro fessor of pathology and surgery at tho Royal Col lego of Surgeons of England, repents his declaration that tho In crcaso of appendicitis and related dls. eases Is directly traceable to the em ployment of boric ncld and other chem icals for the preparation and preserva tion of food. He points out that the death rate from enteritis, appendicitis nnd perityphlitis Increased In Great Britain during the twenty-year, period of 1885-1004 from 133 to 305 per 1,000, 000. "According to Dr. Harrison's theory, the process by which the boric ncld produces nppcndlcltls Is mechanical and Indirect, the first step being the development of flatulent dyspepsia now recognized ns being nu almost In evitable effect of the presence of such preservatives lu tho food and tho sec ond step being the entrance of gas Into the appendix. Dr. Harrison says: '"Tho Initial lesion which probably renders npiiemllcltls possible Is the opening or blowing out of the nppcu dlcal canal to such n degree as to ren der It accessible to the contents of tho Intestines. . . . When this condi tion has thus been fairly well estab lished, the case and life of the appen dix, not to say anything of the Indi vidual, nro llablo to become preca rious.' "In support of tils contentions Dr. Harrison quotes Dr. Denver, of Phila delphia, aud n recent address by Dr. Richard Jones to the North Wales branch of tho British Medical Asso ciation, in which also occurred this passage : "'Thero can be no doubt that the continuous Introduction of theso clteiul cnl substances Into the system Inter feres wllth digestion, depresses tho heart action, nnd Injuriously affects the kidneys.' "That no credence enn be placed In the sometimes heard assertion that tho food prepared lu this country for do mestic consumption' is free from many of tho adulterations that characterize tho exported articles, seems proved by nu expcrlquce related to a reporter by a man Just returned from n vacation spent In ouo of tho less accessible parts of the Bcrkshlrcs. Practically tho only meat that could bo obtained was bacon In glass Jars, bought at a little vlllago grocery miles away. As n rulo tho Jars sent for wero put up by a Now York firm. But ono day, while making n meal on frizzled bacon from such a Jar, both tho Informant nnd his wife noticed a peculiar burning sensation In tho throat nnd tho canal connecting It with tho nose. "Somo experimenting proved quickly that tho bacon was wholly responsible for tho unpleasant effect. The jar was then cxnmlned and was found to havo been put up by ouo of tho best-known and most widely advertised meat Arms In Chicago. It was concluded nnd properly, necordlng to consulted author Hies that tho observed sensation was anused by tho presence in tho' bncou cither of somo such preservative as boric acid or somo coloring substance, or both." Always remember that lu order to please the packers, thero Is no longer city inspection at tbo Union Stock Yards. Tho withdrawal of tho city Inspect ors from the big packing houses at tho stock yards was an awful thing. Wo take the following from pago 22 of the nnnual report of tho Chicago Health Department for 1005, Issued In 1000: "At tho Union Stock Yards during tho last live months of tbo year, tho seven Inspectors (flvo of whom wero appointed In November) havo con demned nnd destroyed 2,704,038 lKiuiids of meat, as being unlit for food; all of which would havo been sold In the City of Chicago, and for which tho purchaser would havo paid first class prices. From these figures It is very evident thnt Inspection by the city of all food products Is of un told value, not only from a llnanclol, but also from n sanitary and hygienic standpoint, "Tho following will show how neces sary city Inspection Is at the Union Stock Yards: "Tho city meat Inspectors havo con demned In tho coolers and on tho cut ting tloori), AFTER PASSING GOV ERNMENT INSPECTION : "125 cattle, cause, actinomycosis. "07 cattle, cause, emaciation, "24 cattle, cause, tuberculosis evi dence of tho disease having been trimmed out. - "10 sheep, causo, 'downers.' "27 sheep, causo, pneumonia. "04 hogs, pyaemia and tuberculosis. "47,720 pounds of cut meats ship pett from St. Louis, Omaha, etc., for canning. Tills meat was sour and slimy." Tho Health Department reports for years back havo been Interesting read tug for pcoplo who glvo thought to tho matter of puro food: Tho following from the Chicago Health Department Bulletin of Octo ber 28, 1005, speaks for Itself: Tho city Inspectors at the Union Stock Yards condemned "FIVE CAT TLE FOUND IN THE COOLERS, WITH A PART OF THE EVIDENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS TRIMMED OUT, AFTER HAVING BEEN PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS." "They also condemned and dToved 8,003 pounds of cut meats ship,-" - "3 St Louis and Kansas City, aatlng passed government Insnoettm im places." This shows the tort of toreranwt Inspection we have had. If a few of the overnmnntnl nmla. slons are rectified bow many thoue- auos are doit HOW many hoH In Rnmm anil America are at this moment harboring cits or meat rrora tuberculosis cattle A ateie report of tho Health Com iattone cvftta of ment banging la tbo coolers ot wet houses, with tuber cular tumors "trimmed out" mid to tie cut luto steaks. Speaking of tbe 8.035.00" tounds of food condemned m 1005 by Chicago Health Department Inspectors, Dr. C. J. Whalcn, Health Commissioner, says In his annual report: "EIGHTY PEB CENT OF TUB MEATS WERE CONDEMNED ON ACCOUNT OF TUBERCULOSIS." "Commenting upon this condition (continues Commissioner Wbelan), 'American Medicine,' 'December 23, says: 'One stands aghast at the crimi nal cupidity which will Induce men to attempt to sen sucn dangerous foods to an unsuspecting community. It Is now In order to so a sten further nnd Ami out who Is responsible for this moral obliquity. "'It IS WCll known that eomhlna. tlons of the larger meat dealers have existed In tbe past to the end of rais ing tbe price of food stuffs beyond the nolnt to which health mmnotiHm would reduce them. Tbe outcry baa alwnvs been In nrotest amine th in. creased cost of living, but here for tho first time are the combinations whiM. control tbe food supply, broBjt laftr uireci reiauon to puouc licultn. "'It Is high time that thJj t&ntter bo taken out of tbe class of minm . fenses AND THE DEALERS THEM SELVES LOOKED III'OV IV Trim LIGHT OF PUBLIC DANGER8. Even to war, when all kinds of brutality are functioned, It Is the holgtit of db nonor even murder to poison tbe wnter supply of a country. Is It any better to poison tbo food supply T It Is time that the public mind should develop a conscience In this direction.' M Speaking ot Beef Trust tuberculosis read tbe following from tbe Health De partment Bulletin, November 4, 1005: "The total amount of meats con demned during tbe period was 1,843,843 pounds. Of tbe 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 Denartment Ttnllotln. rw. n. 1005: "A total of 147,000 pounds of meats was condemned and destroyed (durlnff tho nait WMkt nnilnr tlin an. pervlslon of the department Inspectors at tho Union Stock Yards. This In cludes 4,083 pounds of government-Inspected cut meats shipped from pack ing houses In tbe West for Chicago city trade and canning," Health Department Bulletin, Novem ber II, 1005: "Although the condemnation nnd fe. structlon of food supplies unfit for uuman consumption during tbe past three months since tho resumption of Stock Yards Inspection August 7 ult, by order of tbe Commissioner have reached Immense proportions, much un fit food still reaches tbe market. Onlv such animals and meats as show gross pniuoiogic conditions, recognisable by tbe naked eye, are now condemned. Fa cilities for mlcroioonle Inlwirntnrw nr. omlnntlon have not yet been restored. "Tbo Union Stock Yards city Inspec tors condemned aud destroyed SO parts of beef carcasses, 8 bogs nnd U cattle WHICH HAD BEEN PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS. "Tho total stock yards condemnations amounted to 170,808 pounds." "Purts of beef carcasses!" ' In other words it bus been and Is tho practice to cut out tho cancers nnd tubercular tumors nnd let tho rest of tbo carcass go to the people for food I And yet wo call ourselves civilized. During tlio twolvo mouths prior to tho withdrawal of tho city Inspoctors from the stock yards, according to tho rcjiort of tho Health Department for 1000, issued lu 1007, tho city Inspectors condemned aud destroyed 20,000 cat tlo and hogs. Tho principal causes for condemnation were: Cattle, tuberculosis, 82 per cent; lumpy Jaw, 14 per cent ; other causes, 4 per cent. Hogs, tuberculosis, 05 per cent; cholera nnd swlno plague, 20 icr cent; other causes, 5 per cent. But tlio city Inspectors havo now been withdrawn from tho stock yards. Tbe Beef '.trust, will find It bard to get a restlug place when the peo ple of this country rise against It, as tbey surely will. The people of tbe whole world are crying for Its exter mination. The Beef Trust will be a campaign Issue noxt year. The Government has four-flushed on this food trust, which Is tbe worst trust of all. People do not eat coal oil, but tbey do eat meat Coal oil Is cheap and meat is dear. Is tbe Beet Trust too powerful to prose cute, or ia it to be forever Immune?