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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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B NO EXTRA TAX.
' Mr. Frederick, President of the Board
of Assessors, has carefully examined the
question and announces bis deliberate
opinion that the proposed World's Fair
loan ot $5,000,000 by the city of St.
(Louis will add nothing to the tax rate.
He points out that the present rate is
, ample to pay Interest on the bonds; and
I that the future Increase of property
Lvalues will easily, without an Increased
rate of taxation, provide revenue for the
Blnklng fund to pay the principal by tho
time It comes dne.
Mr. Frederick's calculation Is a plain
business proposition, based upon actual
figures. The present citizens of St.
iLouls win not be taxed anything extra
for the World's Fair municipal contribu
tion. There Is nothing to cause hesita
tion In voting for the amendment which
authorizes this contribution.
1 PSEUDO GAINS.
Bepubllcan converts this year are
hard to find If other party organs arc
doing no better than the Globe-Democrat.
With rare exceptions those reported
by the Globe are either wholly fictitious
or touch men who have voted the Re
publican ticket for several years.
Witness the case of the editor of the
Tribune, a Leavenworth, Kas., German
paper. The Globe emits a special gloat
over this conversion. But the truth Is
that this editor has been a Republican
agent for some time. He was reward
ed by Governor Stanley with control of
a coal oil inspectorship In recognition
of support. Neither tho State of Kan
sas nor the city of Leavenworth is
aware that the Tribune was ever not
able for Democratic Influence.
A convert whose conversion has been
counted la previous elections is not
usually credited to the gain account of a.
campaign. The Globe, however, Is will
ing to count anything, dead or nlive,
true or false, that will help It to make
a show of Its Intense partisanship.
ITS A TORI DEAL.
British Colonial Secretary Chamber
lain Is not to be blamed for his out
spoken announcement of the fact that
tinder the agreements now existing
Great Britain Is "on something more
than friendly terms with the United
This keen and crafty statesman, who,
with Promoter Cecil Rhodes, was the
Impelling spirit In the crushing of the
two little South African Republics, has
.worked long and ably to bring about
this understanding with the McKinley
administration. Many months ago he
declared that his purpose had been at
tained; "the understanding, the alliance,
If you please," as he expressed it, hav
ing been perfected. There has been noth
ing since then to discredit the Chamber
lain assertion. We liave stuck to Eng
land through the greatest sin of the
Nineteenth Century the striking down
of Freedom In South Africa and it is
apparent that we are pledged to her
support even farther.
The mistake that Mr. Chamberlain
makes Just at the present moment is in
announcing the alliance between the
United States and Great Britain during
a presidential campaign in this country.
Many Americans arc not Tories like the
McKlnley-Hay-Choatc crowd, and are
not willing that this great and free Gov
ernment should enter into entangling
European alliances as a catspaw of
England's. They will resent the viola
tion of American policy which has
brought about this Anglo-American Al
liance. They will help to defeat Mr. Mc
KInley for the presidency.
Nevertheless, from the American point
of view, It is good for us to know the
truth of this McKinleyite understanding
with Great Britain. It is a thing which
demands Immediate American attention.
J Tbi President Is Roins too fast and too
i.ii iu in iiuptTiHiisin ami in ins iuij
fitibservlen.ee to England. On Novem
ber 6, 1900, he must le told by the
people at the polls that the American
Government Is to be returned into
American hinds, and that his deal
with England is null and void.
A LOBBY LODESTONB.
Ilardly had tlio Municipal Assembly
of St. Louis taken up its fall work when
it apain enjoyed the felicity of witness
ins the introduction in the City Council
of a now street railway franchise bill
asking for certain valuable privileges of
extension full of promise to thoe As
semblymen who have become notorious
for their foiulne-s fur franclike legisla
tion. Whether or not the new bill po-esses
elements oi merit ni'd not at this mo
ment 1m- considered. The signllieaut
fact i that the Municipal Assembly is
thus provided with its favorite material
upon -which to labor a measure of pro
posed benefit to a street railway, by the
passage of whieli it is possible for er
tain munieipal legislators to profit at the
e.peUM of the people.
The spectacle of the St. Louis Mu
nicipal Assembly In session without a
franchise bill to occupy Its attention
would lx an amazing spectacle. That
remarkable Kcpuhlican body seems to
be a magnet possessing an irresistible
force of attraction for such measures.
It draws them into the hands of one or
another of its member as inevitably as
the polar lodestone keeps the mariner's
needle pointing to the north. And.
amazing as would be the spectacle of
the Municipal Assembly devoid of an
opportunity for franchise legislation,
men more amazing would be the spec
tacle of its disposition of such legisla
tion on the basis of equitable benefit to
the city and people of St. Louis.
It is a duplication of the Republican
Municipal Assembly of St. Louis that
would be witnessed iu the General As
sembly of Missouri should the Republic
an party gain that control of the Stale
Legislature for which Dick Dalton and
the Globe-Democrat are now working.
The railroad lobby wouhkreign supreme
in such a body. It would own the Re
publican majority iu the Legislature as
it has never failed to own the Republic
an minority. It would dictate State
legislation as the street railwajs of St.
Louis dictate municipal legislation. Do
the people of Missouri yearn for a Stale
Legislature modeled upon the lines of
the St. Louis Munieipal Assembly?
DOES NOT RETRACT.
It will not be easy for Mr. MeKInley's
Imperialist followers to make it appear
that former President Harrison's influ
ence Is being exerted iu Indiana to over
come the protest against McKinleyism
which now makes the result in that
State extremely doubtful.
The only utterance made by Mr. ITar
rison bearing upon McKinley's cam
paign for re-election was voiced while
tie Torto Rican bill was pending. At
that time he stated emphatically that he
"regarded the bill as a grave departure
from right principles."
This view of the Porto Rican iniquity
Is still held by Mr. Harrison, and is
shared by many other Indiana Republic
an?. It Is easy to understand, therefore,
that the ex-President's refusal to take
the stump for Mr. McKiuley is not en
tirely due to his desire to remain In po
litical retirement. It would be ditliciilt
and embarrassing for him to plead very
strenuously for a President who dis
tinctly fetultified himself ou the Porto
Rican issue, and but for whose personal
exertions that issue would not lime
been settled by "a grave departure from
There is reason to believe that It will
require something more than Governor
Roosevelt s "magnetic" campaigning to
hold Indiana in line for Mr. McKinley.
Republican hostility to McKinley im
perialism is very pronounced in that
State. That It will be felt in the vote
cast on Not ember C seems now certain.
The Porto Rican infamy cannot well be
condoned by self-respecting Americans.
YALE'S ENTH PSI ASM.
It is not to be wondered that Yale's stu
dents, under the same tutelage as were
those who In 1S!X! broke up a Bryan
meeting, should have cheered and given
vociferous approbation to the senti
ments uttered to them last week by
Democratic speakers. Freeborn Ameri
cans are always. responsive to the sen
timents which Democratic orators must,
during the present campaign, spe.-ik iu
defense or their country's traditions.
Every American student who has
looked info the constitutional history of
the early years of the American Repub
lic, following the establishment of in
dependence, feels a special love for the
principles and doctrines of government
which grew spontaneously to such mag
nificent fruition. He likes to regard
those doctrines as sacred and Is inclined
to censure any tendency to disregard
them or to make light of them.
None love the American Republic more
sincerely than those who have learned
how it grew, who have carefully studied
tho Declaration of Independence, the
Articles of Federation, the Constitution
and the discussions that preceded its
A campaign, therefore, in which the
principles emliodied in the Declaration
of Independence are at stake should
excite special interest iu university
towns, and the demonstration at New
Haven docs not come unexpected.
Is it not to be supposed that a candid
newspaper would, while vowing that it
sees a pillaged School Fund, Indicate
what its party would do to amend mat
ters if intrusted with power?
What will Mr. Flory and his party do
if elected? Will it ask the people to or
der tho Issue of new State bonds to
take the place of the certificates, the
equivalent of bonds, in which the fund
is now invested?
Will Flory and a Republican Legis
lature, if they have the chance, convert
the fund into United States bonds, pay
lug to the schools 2 per cent Interest?
They must let the fund stay where It
Is or pursue one or the other of the two
plans mentioned. Nothing else Is pos
sible under the State Constitution.
TheGlobe wantonly asserts that the
proceeds of the State bonds went Into
the general revenue to be spent In the
current expenses of State government.
Chief Clerk Allen of the Auditor's office
certifies that the transaction was sim
ply a cancellation not a sale of State
bonds and the Issue of certificates. So
tho Globe seems to have manufactured
a. falsehood out of nothing. No money
wns turned Into the general revenuo
fund at nil. One form of SInte Indebted
ness was canceled and another issued
in Its place to provide for a better In
vestment of a trust fund.
And tho Republican members of the
Legislature approved and voted for the
change of form in the investment
The more the School Fund Investment
is examined the worse appears the
flagrant vilification of Missouri which
is the substance of the Globe's attack.
In 1S0O and in 1802. as the Globe
Democrat clearly pointed out in an edi
torial of December 1.1. JMM. the Re
publican parly was "oveiwhelmingly
and deservedly beaten" as the result of
having framed the McKinlev high pro
"McKiiiIe.ism." said the Globe-Democrat
then, "is a relic of barbarism, a
survival of the Dark Ages. It Is polit
ical heresy, economic lunacy. Chinese
Matesmanship. The iepublican party
will see to it that MeKlnlejism resur
rectionists be sent to the rear and kept
I'nfortuiiately. the Globe-Democrat
was iu error In believing that the Re
publican party would send MeKinlejIsni
to the rear and keep It there. Instead
of doing this it lias set McKinleyism
lar in the forerront of Its line of battle
and kept It there. It has elected Mc
Kinley himself to the Presidency of the
United States and is trying to keep him
there. If McKinleyism is a relic of bar
barism, as the Globe-Democrat declared
it to be, the Republican party is con
fessedly the party of barbarism. If it
is a survival of the Dark Ages, the Re
publican party returns to the Daik
Ages for its leading policy. I f it is polit
ical Heresy, economic lunacy, Chinese
statesmanship. Republicans "of today
are political heretics, economic lunatics,
The high protective tariff, which the
Globe-Democrat denounced as constitut
ing McKinleyism, has alone bred the
monopoly trusts. It was the money of
these monopoly trusts which brought
about McKinley's election In IJsfHS. It is
the money of these trusts which is
couuled upon to bring about Ills re-election
In Rtoo. Mark Haiina Is managing
and controlling McKinley as the agent
of the monopoly trusts. He has deliv
ered the Republican party bound hand
and foot to the high protective trusts
created by McKinleyism. The Globe
Democrat was included in this delivery.
That paper would not now ilnr.. il"-
nounce McKinleyism as It denounced
McKinleyism in 1U. It has swallowed
its words and is now spewing them out
in the reversed meaning dictated by the
What confidence can the people repose
In such a newspaper? What are the
opinions of a newspaper worth that
changes its opinions at dictation? What
honesty Is there in an editorial page
that thus .stultifies itself? The Globe
Democrat's readers must needs hold
their principles lightly if they propose
to be guided by an organ which refuses
to abide today by what it said jester
day. Money and chicanery will now be
used for all they are worth by the Han
naltes, but the voice of the honest
American people will prevail at the
It's easy to figure up what it would
cot Missouri to go Republican. Eight
years of Republican rule iu the past
cost the State over W.'.twO.twiO in rail
road lobby deals alone.
Old Mother Nature still retains the ex
clusive privilege of causing prosperity
or hald times, exactly as she did in the
fat and lean kine days of Joseph and
As Governor Dockcry's campaign In
creases in volume the distressed creak
ing of Joe Fiory's quadric.vcle pedals be
comes more and more painful to the
Keep these words daily In your mind
"I will vote "Yes" on the World's Fair
amendments, and I will find those
amendments numbered 4 and r on my
Mark Ilann.Vs principal colonial policy
during the next three weeks will con
sist in colonizing voters in such doubt
ful States as West Virginia and Indiana.
Do not forget that the only thing Mis
souri Republicans did for the State
School Fund when they were In power
was to entirely make away with it.
When Missouri Republicanism was In
control in this State it was so chummy
with the railroads that It allowed them
to go scot-free of taxes.
Benny Harrison's Ice-wagon seems to
be delivering lots of coolness in the
cinity of the campaign or one Willie
Tr love cf a man for a woman.
Of a Ionian the love for n man.
It 1 this that has made life's ;-ry
Plic ever the norM lcsan.
So simple It I and jo threadbare.
So hackrejed it I ami so old.
The love of a man and a nnmtn
And thTe Is our story told!
Tl tblik of a world where It I not.
A world wltli no place In It 2lin
For the love of a man for a woman.
And a woman's love for a man:
And the lisht dies out of the heaven.
And its plory Is gono from the earth.
For the lare of a man and a woman
Gives the rest of Uvln it worth!
IlXrKEY l. SAUNDERS.
In your Precinct
Otherwise you will not be able
HOW TRUSTS STIFLE
Methods and Means Generally Era
ployed to Crush the
INDIVIDUALS ARE HELPLESS.
.Secret Understanding With Kail
roads Make It Impossible for
Hivals lo Market Tlu-ir
(Soods With Profit.
Rnrrm.ir srnn i
Washington. Oct. i:.-In Inlcnlcw had
with prominent retail merchants on the sub
ject of the trtit3 ami the war tax. much
InsMo Information hai been trained as to
methods of trust restraint upon competi
tive comnurco and tho effect of Its war
tax upon consumers.
With reference to trusts, the Standard Oil
Trust Is the larsest. most powerful and
mot 'in'crupulou.s. Its methods of restrain
In? competition In trade are- various and
f.ir-reachlnR. It has practical control of
shlpplmr rates through secret agreements as
to rebates with the railroad, vvherebr n,
rebate Is given on every shipment, which
makes It Impossible for tho small producer
and refiner to market his good. It re
sort to every means to drive small refiners
out of business. It has been known to
seek injunctions against tho iip of certain
transportation facilities and. falling In the
attempt. !; has solicited signatures to a pe.
tltlon declaring thy rellnery a public nuis
ance. It ha raided the prices pf oil VL cents
per gallon (il.r.0 tier barrel), within the last
Sear. Its defense 13. like that put forward
by the Sugar Trust, that oil is so cheap that
no one need be deprived of Its use. The
argumert of the people Is that if, with oil
selling at the present prlco and even lower,
Mr. Rockefeller has been nblo to amass a
fortune of JTiOO.OijO.WiO, the trust might have
sold oil at a much lower price nnd still
Imvo earned vat sums of money. In other
word, no matter how low the price I, It
might be greatly les with profits past all
reasonablo expectations to the trust.
Mel hod of Sonar Trout.
Second in strength Is the Sugar Trust. In
answer to the nucstlon of whether sugar
was selling to-day at a higher price than it
did ten jears ago. a large retail merchant
said that It was sold now for lcs. although
the prlco has lieen rnled recently and Is
now 2'A cents per pourd higher than It was
two jeirs ago. Tho retailer proceeded:
"Tho Sugar Trust his many methods of
coercion. For Instance, a merchant whose
business will average say $WjO per jear.
cinnot buy direct from the trust, but must
purchase from the jobbers In his section.
The trust first comrai need to sell to mer
chants of the alove class nothing less than
t n barrel lots. This was raised to tvventy
tive barrel, then to fifty nnd now one
hundrid barrel. Then came tho notice that
purchases would have to be made from tho
Jobber. If a merchant asked for n quota
tion from a Jobber in another city on a
eno hundred barrel lot. he 1 Informed he
mut pay whatever price he is asked by his
own Jobber, and must pay tho freight on
tha shipment. Thus he Is forced to deal
with one of certain jobbers and buy at a
price fixed by the trust.
"If it Is found that two merchants are di
viding a lot. both are notified that their or
ders will not lx tillid in the future. Much
hardship I thu forced on retailers who
must have sugar, but m.'ny of whom have
not fjcilltits for storing it in such quanti
ties. "The trust alolutelv and arbitrarily con
trols the price of Its products, and the Job
ber I tomielled to sell for that price or
be refused dealing with the trust."
When asked. "How about beet sugar?" the
"I do not handle It at all. but the beet
sug.ir industry is commonly suppiiI to be
(Oiurollfd entirely by the Sugar Trust."
It has len pntty well shown by tetl
mony before congre-lon.il commltte-es and
commissions that the :mppcllion Is well
based. Incidentally, the merchant stated
Arbuckle was supposed either to be in the
trust at present or won would te.
The Cracker Trust is ry strong, and Is
known by the runic of the National 1!I
cult. Company. It methods of freezing out
competition Is similar to those of the other
trust. In one case a manufacturer of
crackers and cakes In considerable quanti
ties declared his purpose of holding out
against tho mist. The emplov e: In his fac
tory numlKTcd perhaps 110, and for some
time he successfully withstood the efforts of
the trust to ruin his buslne. Finally,
however, he was forced by repeated cuts
In the price of crackers nnd small cakes to
sell out to the trut. Hy thl nearly 100
men were thrown out of emploment.
The product of the trust factories has
risen In price from tlmo to time, and, al
though the quality of the goods put out by
it has proven in many cases to Ihj very
much inferior to thews made by private fac
tories, they sell In the market at higher
Ilaklne Porvder nnd Tacks.
The Haking Powder Trust K after the Su
gar Trust, perhaps tho most remorseful In
lt methods. Denials are constnnt that there
Is a Raking rowder Trust, but the facts shovv
dlfferentlv. It I supposed that Price of
Chicago and the Royal Company control the
baking powder Industry. The Royal com
pany employ. Instead of ordinary sales
men, men who might be cilled traveling In
spectors. They visit tho store of a merchant, and
either by questioning or ly general obser
vation see what brands are handled by him
if it Is found that other brands than that
of tho Roal company are sold, evry ef
fort Is made to prevent the m reliant from
handling them In the future. There are
other and better brands than the Royal.
but a demand that is general and wide
spread Is created by the enormous expen
diture for advertising purposes.
The other brand sell Tor from 10 to 13
cents per pound cheaper than the Royal.
Some of these brands are much better than
the Royal, but the call for them is very
much less. Tho Rojal company, when it
finds a retailer selling the Royal brand for
less than 41 cents rer pound, refutes to sell
him another pound.
Merchants aro furnished a written agree
ment, which they are compelled to sing,
stating that they will not sell Royal baking
powder for less than Ki cents per pound.
The powder costs tho trust from 13 to IS
cents per pound to make.
The Flour Trust, backed and controlled as
It Is by tho Grain and Elevator Trust, has
raised the prlco of flour 25 cents per barret
In the last week. Still further advances
in flour may be made within the next few
There Is the Tack Trust, which absolutely
controls the price of all tacks and nails. A
place in New England has a mill for the
manufacture of tacks, and since the trust
acquired control of it. tho mill has been
shut down and not a ton of its product has
been sold. Tho shut-down threw 130 men
out of work.
There Is a Bucket Trust, Broom Trust.
Starch Trust and Feather Duster Trust.
Every washerwoman has to pay more for
her starch, and her washboards cost her
more, because of the Woodenware Trust.
SAYS SCHUMACHER SOLD GAME
Deputy Game Warden Wants War
rant for Delegate.
Deputy Game Warden Hashagcn made ap
plication yesterday for a warrant against
Otto Schumacher, a Republican member of
the House of Delegates, who conducts a
store at No. 924 North Broadway, charging
him with a violation of the game laws of
the State. Hashagcn alleged that Schu
macher has been selling prairie chicken
out of season. Assistant Prosecuting Attor
ney Johnson was absent from his office, and
his cleric requested Mr. Hashasen to caU
MR. T. H. THATCHER TO
WED MISS ODILLE FUSZ.
He Is One of Five Bachelors Who Lived Under
the Same Roof Yet Kept Their Engage
ments Secret Until He 'Fessed Up.
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Whose eiifrageinent to Thomas
Down In the somewhat remote Mexican
town of I'arral. Mr. Thorn is Hudson
Thatcher, formerly of St. Louis, has spent
the lat eight jear.
Mr. Thatcher I a bachelor. With him
were four other bachelors, nil, I.ke him
self. In the pursuit of wealth ia mine,
smelting plants, and similar Institution.
The live bachelors lived together; r-pent
their days in the discussions of ore. and
their evenings In almost the same way.
The subject of joung women was practi
cally barred not Intentionally, but Just al
lowed to go bv default, as It were. Not a
man of the five was engaged, so far aj tho
others knew. Not a mm was actively en
gaged In conducting; a correspondence with
any feminine person. o far as his fellows
were aware. That simply goes to ihow
that five men can keep live separate and
distinct secrets nnd live In the same house
hold for eight j cars.
Mr. Thatcher was regarded as being the
must impregnable of the live, so far ax
feminine charms are concerned. Ha came
northward about a wevk ago. Before tak
ing leave of his four bichelor chum. t!ie
gentleman announced that lie had a con
feislon to make.
"I am aolng to St. Iuis to see Mis.
Odlllo Fusz. the joung lady to whom I
halo bvn engaged for sonic time. Con
gratulations are In order, my friends." h
declared. "I shall bring a bride down hero
early In the jear. I am sorry to dt--sert
the ranks." he went on. "hut the girl
Is worth It."
Then and there every one of the others
set up a great shout of laughter. When
order was restored every man of the four
admitted that he was tng.iged to a sweet
girl of his own: that he had been engagtd
for variou lengths of time from one jear
to six: and that he. too, would we'd le
foro another jear should have passed, and
would take his bride to live In Mexico.
So there was much general con
gratulating: nnd the remote little town of
AGENT AS HOSTAGE,
.Mrs. Voris Finally Capitulated and
Court Officers Keplcvined Mr.
The residents of block No. 3700 on Finney
avenue were considerably wrought up jes
terday afternoon by the appearance of Con
stables Mike Churchill and Matt Sh?han
at No. "731 armed with a writ of repievlr.
sued out by Thomas J. l"roser, w.no for
merly was prominent in politics, against
Mrs. Minnie Voris, for the recovery of 'ome
furniture. 1'rosser accompanied the ot!!cr.
and in some way the mission cf tlK trio
got whispered around the nelghborl'oo 1.
Mrs. Voris was not at honi Jnd the
house looked deserted. The men sfoil on
the sidewalk and held a council of war.
They were at a loss to know 5n to nro
ceed, when a small boy happened alons
and remarked: "Thcj're at fcorro all right,
but they don't want to see jou."
This remark was taken at Its face value
by Churchill, and he asked the loy to help
him get In the house. The lad consented
and was lifted Into a front wlndvv. v ith
Instructions to open the front door, but
nothing was seen of him after nj dlK.p
pcared through the curtains.
After waiting a few minute for "he bey
to show up, the minions of the law decided
he had been captured by some member of
the besieged garrison and was being held
as a hostage. So they determined to as
sault the citadel and made a rush at the
front door to smah It in.
As they did so a woman who boards with
Mrs. Voris opened the door to inquire what
the trouble was. She was brushed aside
and Churchill and Shechan began carrjlng
out articles" of furniture which Prosser
pointed out as his. The fumlturo was
loaded in a wagon and hauled to No. KOS
Locust street and the incident was closed.
Mrs. Voris, when seen last nlsnt, said
the trouble had arisen over a balance on
Mr. Prosser' a board blu.
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Photograph by Straus.
Hudson Thatcher is announced.
rarral will have five American brides to
begin their housekeeping ventures within
its walls this winter. Mr. Thatcher's four
friends nre from Denver and the East,
Mis Fuzs engagement to Mr. Thatcher
has occasioned the liveliest Interest and
Fiirprise in the West End. The fact was
announced as soon os Mr. Thatcher arrived
to visit his mother. Mrs. A. R. Thatcher
of No. 4150 Wet lielle place, a wck ago.
While the two havo been engaged for at
least a j oar. the prospective bridegroom's
resldtnce so far away has enabled Miss
Fusz to keep the Interesting fact a eecret
Mls Fuss is the youngest daughter of
Mrs. Fusz-IIereford of No. 4474 McPhersoa
avenue. She I a sister of the Countess de
1'en.iloza. who was RIne Fuss and whose
marriage to the Count took place two years
ML Fuz was graduated from the ilary
vllie Convent about three jeans ago. and
since her first appearance In society has
leen popular. She is a most attractive
you-ig woman In appearance, having that
rare combination of dark brown ejes and
deep auburn-tinted hair.
At the tlmo of her sister's marriage to
"uunt il I'enaloza, Mrs. I.ily Morrison
arr. an old family friend, jtavo Miss Falsi
a pseudonm of the "Duchess" which has
clung to her eVeT since.
Mr. Thatcher has not lived in St. Louis
for eight ears. and is almost a stranger
here The Thatcher family connection is
a large one and Includes ihe Chamberses
and tne Mul'anpajs. in ., way Mr. Thatch
r and Mi-s Fnz In long to tho same house
hold, since a Miss Thatcher married Jules
Desjoge. who 1 related to the Fusz family;
and another Miss Thatcher mtrrled a Lok
r. to whom Miss Fusz Is also related. The
Th itelier country place. "Olenown." at
Ferguson is owntd by Mr. Thatcher, but
lias not been occupied for several years.
The wedding will be a largo church, af
fair, probably early In January.
HEATED DEBATE ON
Council Hefers the Measure to Re
fund Bonded Indebtedness
Hack to Committee.
A heated debate occurred yesterday after
noon In the City Council when Councilman
Richard of tho Committee on Municipal
Affairs reported favorably tho bill author
izing the St. Iout i:xpoltlon and Music
Hall Association to refund Its bonded in
debtedness of 5:C0.fJ and issue new bonds to
the amount of about $3"V.010 to enable it to
legin anew- on a basts that Is thought will
Mr. Richards was asked to explain the
measure, and did so by enumerating ad
vantages that redound to tho city by en
couraging the Exposition.
He thn moved that the bill be sent to
engrossment. Councilman Kratz objected.
salng the association has exceeded its au
thority In the manner of managing the In
stitution, and that tho Municipal Assembly,
when It passed the original ordinance In
favor of the Exposition, never intenled to
give privileges to any private corporation.
Councilman Carroll claimed the floor and
began a direct attack. "I agree with Mr.
Richards." he said. "If the original provi
sions are fulfilled It la a worthy institution.
But it was never Intended that the bulldlag
should bo used as a dance hall, or for a
Roosevelt political gathering, or for horse
shows. If they want to convert the Expo
sition into that kind of a place. let it set on
the came line with the theaters and pay
taxes. If it's to bo that sort of an institu
tion make the association pay taxes on the
JSGO.GOO investment. We should not pass
laws at the expense of the public to benefit
Councilman Tbuner thought the bill
should not be passed. Councilman Kratz
moved that it be referred to the City Coun
selor for an opinion, but Mr. Carroll ob
jected strenuously, and. on motion of Mr.
Richards, seconded by Mr. CarroU, It was
referred back to the committee.
FAIR LOAN WILL
NOT AFFECT TAXES,
Assessor Figures That Present
Hate and Increase of Assess
ments Will Meet Obligations.
VALUES WILL BE INCREASED.
Xcw Buildings and the Advance
in the Price of Property Will
Add to the Citv's
Persons who have withheld their mir
port or been lukewarm advocates of the
IuiIana loirchaso Centennial Exposition
and World's Fair through fear that th
rata of taxation in this city would be in
creased because of tho Charter amendment
granting J3.000, for that enterprise hav-
no longer an excuse for their backward
ness. At a meeting- of the Executive. Fi
nance, legislation and Legal and Charter
committees, held at tho Mercantile Clut
jesterday afternoon. A. II. Frederick.
President of the Board of Assessors of St.
Loul. stated that it would not bo neces
sary for the city to increase its tax rate in
the event of the Charter amendment beinr
Mil. FREDERICK'S STATEMKXT.
Mr. Frederick's statement is as follows:
"Tho question has been often asked of
me what additional amount or tax w!H
have to be paid on the Joro.VO loan to be
given by the city to the World's Fair I
have carefully looked into the matter and
desire to make the following statement-
"If the honds are sold on tho samo basis
as the last which were sold by the citv of
St. Loul that is. 2.013 per cent.
,,-c," nuaI ,ntercst will amount to
JW1.6L.. Th assessed valuation or
? .f'tr ,f vEt' 1? nl th" Pres
ent time Is about SSHjtoy.Vjo. Four cent
on each :100 of the assessed valuation win
produce 1.0j0. which Is more than enough
to pay the entire interest, so that a tax
payer who is assessed J100 will have to par
4 cents a year more than ho does at the
present time, 40 cent a jear more on JtOOOi
a year more on J10.CW. But I have como
to the conclusion that It will not be ncces
sarj for the city to increase tho tax rata
VJ "Si? on, the (m- Ior " following
?if: ?." city at ,ne Present time is
collecting :o cents on the J100 on account
?i,infrest'hIch in amount to rtSSt
.iiC.on the Presr'nt assessed valuation.
The bonded debt of the city at the fce-
5 nf.r"- rpriTnt " ycar amounted
to m.lfo,5S3.S. The annual interest to be
2ld?, ,hl3 ""Standing bonded debt is
w. ?? ; F tiuV- the cl,y' w)" reay col
lect next year about J30O.00O on Interest ac
count mora than is needed, and $150,009 of
1! ,hxcl" .an bo usf1 to Par tbo 'merest
on the bonds to be sold for tho World's
1 air. The money collected over and abora
the amount to pay the Interest on tho bond
ed Indebtedness Is put Into a staking fund
rnd can only be used for the purpose of
reducing indebtedness. There are no ma
turing bonds that will fail due until April
1. 1A so that there is no immediate ne
cessity for increasing the slnkinff rund.
Ana natural increase of tho assessed
valuation of the city, added to tho lncreass.
of values of land and new buildings which
will be erected on account of the World's
Fair, will be so large in the future that It
will not take many years to pay bock the
J3.000.000 given to the World's Fair, and this
will be done without putting any additional
burden on the taxpayers.
"The conclusion which I have arrived at
is this. Frst. the present tax rate win pay
tho interest on the loan; second, the in
crease of assessments will pay back th
The woTk among politicians of both,
rarties, and people generally throughout tha
State and city, to Impress upon voters tha
necessity of voting for the amendments
which will assure the World's Fair In 1S03
is being carried on vigorously and success
fully. The report made by the committee, of
which James Campbell is chairman, having
this special work In charge was favora
ble. Public speakers who wiU talk anywhera
in Missouri in tho courso of the campaign
have been seen, and all havo promised to
keep the World's Fair amendments before
the people. Numerous other devices for
forwarding- this work have been under
taken. On the Instructions to voters; which
are to be found at all the polls, there has
been placed in red letters an admonition
to scratch the "no" opposite constitutional
amendments No. 4 and 5. which relata to
the World's Fair. Several other plans to
keep the matter before the peopla through
out the State are in operation.
Two liberal subscriptions to the World's)
Fair fund w ere received j esterday. One was
from the Imperial Electric Light and Pow
er Company for $3,000, and the other from
the St. Louis Railway Club, which met in
the parlors of the Southern Hotel and voted
$3v to the project.
A. A. Selkirk t Co.'a
Regular Saturday sale takes place very
Saturday morning at 10:31 o'clock at their
salesrooms. 180S-10-12 Chouteau avenue. Im
mense quantities of furniture, carpets,
stoves and other miscellaneous articles are
old at very nominal figures.
JUDGE CLARK SAT ON HIM.
Attorney John A. Porter Started a
Fight Resented a Remark
judge Willis II. Clark of the Court of
Criminal Correction and Attorney John A.
Porter engaged in a lively fisticuff tn front
of the Judge's private office Immediately
after the adjournment of court jesterday
Several blows were exchanged and blood
flowed, though neither of the contestants
was seriously Injured. Bystanders declare
that honors were about evenly divided. Mr.
Porter struck the first blow and when
frlcn'Ls Interfered Judge Clark was seated
on Mr. Porter's chest, trying to hold his
The trouble grew out of a caso on tho
docket jesterdaj- morning. Judge Clark
designated Mr. Porter's methods in tho
court as pettvfogging. Mr. Porter took ex
ceptions to the term, and when court ad
journed sought a fight with Judge Clark.
Mr. Porter is the law partner of ex-Mayor
E. A. Noonan. The- were retained in the.
case of Luther It. Smith and Horace V.
Beeves, who are charged with the unlawful
possesion of dvnamlto. They were arret
ed at their home In Armstrong avenue by
Sergeant Roland in the early part of June.
The caso was set for June 23. but has
been continued from time to time at the re
quest of tho defense. When the case was
called yesterday morning a request for a
conUnuance was made but refused. Thei
Judge Porter offered an affidavit disquali
fying Judge Clark to sit in the case. Judga
Clark became somewhat angared and said:
"If there is any reason why I should bo
disqualified you must have known it lonj
ago and jou should not have dallied with,
the court all this time, asking for contin
uances. I don't like such pcttyfosginij
"Do you refer to me?" asked Judga
Noonan. who was on hi? feet in an Instant.
"No," said the Court. This left the whola
thing on Mr. Porter's shoulders. As soon
as court had adjourned ho approached
Judge Clark In the railway in front of his
office. Mr. Porter asked:
"Do jou mean to call me a pettyfoggerr
"I mean to call such methods petty
But before be had finished the sentence Mr.
Porter struck him in the face. Judge Clark
staggered, but before he recovered another
blow caught him in the face. Then they
clinched and fell. Judge Clark managed to
get on top and pummeld his adversary ia
the face several times until his nose bled.
Judge Clark finally seated himself on Mr.
Porter's chet and held his hand until
friends pulled them apart. As Judge Por
ter got up he kicked Judge Clark once for
a parting salute and walked away.
Sheriff Elect nroirrr Deaf.
Ben F. Brewer. Sheriff elect of Cleveland
County, died last night at 9 o'clock at his
home near Rlson. Death was caused from
swamp i fever. Ho was sick but a few days.
His body was burled to-day from Bethlehem
Church In Cleveland,