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THE REPUBLIC: SU.XDAX. JUNE 22, 1902.
Y THE INCREASE IN TAX ASSESSMENTS.
PROGRESS OF ST. LOUIS AS S
Only Two of the OJrfz Ten Assessment Districts Reveal Decreases in the Values of
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values wen largely tomaucd. showing th tendency of
th business district to enlarrs.
Slcyer store site, northeast corner of Broadway and Washington avenue, on
assessments were Increased more than $1,000 a foot.
WRITTEN TOR THE SUNDAY ItEPCBUC.
The fluctuations In realty and personalty
values, a revealed by the records In the
offlce pf John J. O'Brien. President of the
Board of Assessors, exhibit In a practical
way the progress of St. Louis. Only two of
then ten assessment districts show de
crease In values on real estate, and this
decrease amounts to only $141.3S0. The In
crease In the other eight districts ngsre
Personalty valoes show more marked
fluctuations, by decades, than real estate
values, which hate a tendency to advance
steadily, from year to ear Mr O Urlen
expresses the hope that another .year will
find a larger Increase In personal projiirtj
values. The apparent flcklenesq of pergonal
values Is demonstrated ptrlodicallj IIow
eer, tno healthy Increase In realtj -values
Is an Interesting development, seemingly
belnp the result of gradual, sure pro
In one year the value of property In one
downtown district Increased more than $7 -000,000
for a""essment purposes In anothr
business locality an Increase of more than
t2.009.000 Is recorded, and In another of
more than half a million dollars, wlill-j
property In the fashionable residence p-irtr.
of the city augmented nearl S1000 00U In
The greatest Increase In realtv valuei wa
made In the Fifth District, which Is bound
ed by the river, Washington avenue. Mar
ket street. Laclede and Grand avenues. Tje
total Increase In this district over last jear
was J7,O68,ES0. This district has the best mer
cantile buildings in the city and doubt!e
represents the moat wealth in a commercial
How the Valne of J. B. C. L-ucas
Corner Has Increased.
As an Illustration of the steady advance
In values, the property on the southwest
corner of Broadway and Olive street, owned
by J. B. C Lucas, may be taken. It faces
27 feet 9 Inches on Broadway, with a depth
of 127 feet 6 Inches
In 1S32 the ral estate was worth, from
"COMING EVENTS" FOR JULY.
By Professor Gtstavz Meyer, of No. J0J Washington St, Hobokea, N. J.
WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAT REPTJBMO.
The followlns Is an Interpretation of what
the "Starry Messengers" signify and Impart
to me on Coming Events for July, accord
ing to astrology "the science of the stars,"
and which Is taken from the new moon
that occurs en Saturday, July 6. 1502, at
7.E2 a. m., Washington. D. C, meantime,
and from that lunation I find the following
facts to be In evidence:
At the time of this lunation, the royal
zodiacal sign of Leo will be rising on the
eastern horlxon, and si the ruler of this
fiery slrn is the sun. and as the sun Is
posted In conjunction with the moon In the
eleventh mansion of the heavens, this s'gnl
fles that July will be a more than prominent
and eventful month, and we shall hear of
some trouble occurring to our soldiers, and
our home representatives abroad and our
Government will experience some treachery
through false friend, and It will be well
for Uncle Sam not to trust his foreign
friends too far. It will also be well for
prison authorities an.d the authorities of
nit places of confinement to guard against
some great epidemic1 or some great out
break and much trouble- Is Indicated for
orisons In particular, and mars than usual
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the Assessor's standpoint, $3 000 a foot, and
the improvementa were worth '$23 OX), mak
ing an aggregate of $10C,Sj0 In 1901 the prop
erty was worth $3,000 a foot and the Im
provements $11,000 aggregating 5U2 7W. In
U02 the property vva3 valued at $6&00 a foot
and the lmpro.ements at $14 000. aggregating-
Th property ot the northwest corner of
Brondwaj and Olive SstlOl feet, owned bv
Majer V. !. has an aessn.ent value of
V, Zdi .i foot. In 1S01 the ass'sed value was
$4 700 a foot.
The jiropertv on the northwest corner of
Washinctui nvenue (103 feet G Inches by
130 fett) lid a value cf ?4,2O0 a foot for the
23 feet on t'ie corner Last ear the value
was 2SW a foot
The uuthvest corner of Broadway 3nd
Wanincton avenue (Stx73 feet) owred bv
tunn W Tromanon has a valu of $1330
a foot. a! agalnt $3 200 a foot a jear ago
Tf-e 23 'ect on the cornT of the I.lndell
Hotel, Sixth street and Washington avenie,
have a valae of 53.00 a foot, as against
S3 7C0 a foot lat vear
Tabic Showing Fluctuations
bv Districts in 1902.
The following table will show the fluctu
ation" bv districts in 1M2. as compared to
th preccins a'sesment.
District. IncrF Dtcrri
Fint SI EM $ ....
Swonil 8:3.M ....
rirhth 2:5 H
Toi tntai c.sd
First Prom river alone Cherokee street
to Grand avenue, to Arsenal street, to
western limits, comprising territory ex
tending to southern cit limits
Second River. Cherokee street, Shenan
doah and Grand avenues.
vigilance should be exercised. This win be
a v ery bad month for the public health, and
the laboring class will experience much
trouble and many reverses.
Railroads nnd postal service will enjoy
an unusually prosperous month and Uncle
Sam will be highly honored through neigh
This will prove to be an unusually unfor
tunate month for fanner, land owners or
Kal estate men, especially so during the
fore part ot July. And during the 2d, 3d
and 4th Inst., we shall hear of some great
calamity occuring to public buildings On
these dates, our Government will experience,
considerable trouble, and our soldiers ana
home representatives will do likewise.
During the 2d, 3d, -Mi and ISth Inst.. It
will also be well for theaters and all places
of amusement to guard against some great
calamity. And July will prove to be an un
usually unfortunate month fqr pleasures,
and It will be equally unfortunate for chil
dren and hotels.
The greatest evil to prisons and places ot
confinement Is Indicated during the 5th. Cth,
7th. 17th, ISth. ISth, 23th. 30th and Slst Inst.
President Roosevelt will enjoy an unusu
ally fortunate month, and he will continue
to receive high honors, much credit and es
rib tenainff stDB, aerBrwest corner Broadway and OIlv
street, assessed at $800 a foot. (SOD more than year
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which values Increased more than $1.0u0 a foot.
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teem, with the exception of the 14th, Uth
and ISth Inst., when then he must guard
against much lander, dlshoror or discredit,
and guard himself, both In speech and ac
tion. During the 1st. 2d, 3d, 4th. 14th, 15th and
15th inst., It will be well for sea captains
to usamore than usual vigilarce, as
unusually larre calamities upon the water Is
Indicated, and during theso dates mora
than usual trouble Is Indicated, to both the
clergy and legal professions, and publish
ers must guard against more than usual
trouble, end I should Judge. quite om ani
mosity will be eminent among the press.
It will also be well for our Navy to be
more than usually precaut'ous, aw much
trouble Is Indicated to our naval vessels,
especially so during the 2d. 3d, 4th, 15th,
17th. 18th. ISth. 23th. SOth and Slst Inst.
This will p-ove to be a vepr evil month
for the fair sex and we shall hear of 83me
great scandal in connection with some
prominent member of society, or of the legal
profession, especially so during the 2d, 31
14th, 15th and ICth Inst., when then. It will
be well fo- any couple contemplating mat
rimony to postpone same on these dates. If
they would enjojy harmony and bliss In the
Hotels will need to guard agatnt the
greatest danger of calamity during the 2d,
3d. 4th. 5th. 6th, Hth. 15th and 16th inst:
During the 2d, 2d and 4th Inst., we may
look for tome unusually heavy thunder
storms, and much heat and lightning, and
some remarkable events will occur during
these dates. In particular.
Real Estate This Shortage Amounts to Only $141,380, While the
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LETTER XO 1.
Newport, R. L
Dear Matcl Although I wrot -jou a Ions
letter yesterday I must write again to-day
and tell you the good news. Papa has con
sented to buy me an automobile It took a
whole week of tears, pouts and pleadings,
but at last he has ordered the machine, and
it is coming down to-morrow, nlthough ho
says he expects to have to order my tomb
stone In the near future.
By the by, Helen sajs sh knows all
about automobiles, and I am going to take
her out on my first spin Tvlsh you could
come along I know we shall have a grand
LETTER NO 2.
Newport, R. L
Dear Mabel Well, the automebile arrived.
It Is the cutest thing you cv cr saw. Dark
maroon and as graceful as a fairy. I am
fascl-ated with It. Papa !nslttd on engag
ing an expert chauffeur, but I wouldn't near
of It. What is the juse of owning something
you are afraid to run vourself? Mr. Wilson
came over and showed roe a f;w miner de
tails, and after that I knew -v rythlng.
Why, I actually ran It two nlccto as prttty
as jou please. Mr. Wilson begged to give
mo a few more lessons, but I declined 'with
thanks. Why, he Is worse than papa. I
"wonder why 'men alwajs have such little
Grand-Xe&fleT btrfMIiu? Krbs, ncrGnres'C comer BroftOiray
and Washington avenue, assessed At $4,200 xKVvrt, tLIM
xsor than last year.
Seventh streets, on
tnax tetne a tnpm nse m ame.
AN AUTO GIRL.
confidence In woman's ability to do any
thing It Is provoking.
However, to-morrow Helen and I will
show them that we are not so slow, after
all We are going to take a long rp'ri Into
the country. Oh. how I wish that, you
could Join us! Ualt until I write about our
delightful trip lou may expect to hear
of some fun. From joar loving friend,
IETTER NO S.
Newport, R. J.
Deear Mabel I must start nr. letter by
asking u If vou ever felt as though you
had been brushed aside by a locomotive,
used ai a crrpct by a stamp le of inulfs
and run through a wringing machine? If
jowver have experienced these delightful
sensations I am suro you can scarcely ox
perlcnce my feelings as I He, propped up by
pillows, writing this letter.
Dear Mabl: We took that trip. We start
ed from our cottage with buoyant hearts
and cheeks flushed with excitement. It
seemed as If we were drifting over velvet
and our speed Increased. Helen was de
lighted, and her hair trailed on the breeze
People along the highway stared, and I
could feel my bosom rising with pride. I
felt that I was the chauffeuse
On. on we spun past gaping rustics and
barking dogs. Then suddenlv I thought I
would flow down a bit. Horrors! the ma
chine refused to respond to my efforts, it
was a terrible moirmt. Thre was a curve
In the road ahead, and we seemed to be
going like, the wind. Then I remembered
about Helen aylng she knew all about au
tomobiles and looked around Poor-Helen
had fainted dead away and was In danger
Increase in Other Districts Aggregates $15,796,710.
fftahmgton avortsa, on wijch raises trr tncrsiiwrf
Tt than COCO a took
' rar r iwirarr.j
TTusentsT bulldlnjr ulte, soothfast corner of BroadTrar and Washington avence, oa
which an Increase of more than 1,000 a foot was made.
Third River, Shenandoah avenue. Hick
ory street and Grand avenue.
Fourth Rlv er, Hickory street. Market
street. Laclede and Grand avenues.
Fifth River, Market street, Laclede ave
nue, Washington and Grand avenues.
Sixth River, Washington avenue. Cass
avenue, Mullanphy street and Grand ave
nue. Seventh Rlv er. Mullanphy street. Casa,
Washington and Grand avenue.
Eighth River. Bremen avenue. Natural
Bridge road, western city limits
Ninth Grand avenue. Natural Bridge
road, Delmar boulevard and western city
Tenth Grand avenue Delmar boulevard.
Arsenal strctt and western limits.
It will be noted that In the downtown
district proper, embracing the Fourth,
Fifth and Sixth dl-tricts, an aggregate in
crease of $9 722.70 wa effected In the
Ninth and Tenth district', where the flnest
homes are located, the tot tl Increase Ls
$4 675,63) 1-aree increases w ere made In the
fashionable residence district such as
Portland, Westmoreland and Belt places.
The early deviations for five ears In
assessment values may be noted from the
Tear. Reil Pergonal
1CJ inCJt. M tJ5.tS
1301 SIS 041.190 !2 70 lwl
1900 314 7.S.60 43t;7?4)
1513 :07.-9M M4S?,0
IIS! CO 77.cn 10SI1.12)
Exclusive of the values of railroad, rail
way, bridge, telegraph and telephone com
panies which are being estimated by the
State Board of Equalization, now In session
In Jefferson City, the aggregate assessment
this j ear for taxation Is as follows:
Ral estate 1X1.C1S t2)
Banks and trust ccmoanles S0.69AS0
HE SANG HIMSELF
TvTUTTEN FOR THE SUNDAT REPUBLIC.
Fred Cook, the preant Maor of Ottawa,
Canada, enjoys the rare distinction of hav
ing sung himself Into offlce. For many years
Mr. Cook has been the Canadian cirre
spondent of the London (England) Times.
In U01 he entered the race for Mayor of
Ottawa and was defeated for the nomina
tion. The puccessf ul candidate was in of
fice but a short tlmo when he oflended
against the laws of the Dominion by bujlng
a drink after the legal closing haur. and
the Common Cosncll of Ottawa elected an
Alderman to fill the balance of the term.
Again this ear. Mr. Cook entered the field
and tried poetry as a campaign argument.
The experiment prov cd a great success. Her
sent to each voter In the city a. very hand
somely decorated card, having on one side
his picture, a picture of the Mayor's offlce.
of falling out. I held her and set my teeth
for the worst. It came. We struck some
thing and I remembered no more
When I opened my eyes I was lying on
the sofa In our parlor. "She isn't much In
jured." I heard some one say; "only suffer
ing from the snook." I looked up and saw
papa, the doctor and Mr. Wilson. "What
has happened?" I demanded, as soon as I
could And my breath. "Nothing, dear."
spoke up papa, "only you went out and
smashed up j our new automobile. But nev
er mind, all little children break their toys
soon after they set them."
Papa actuallv laughed, and I was mad as
could be. Then he made matters worse by
saving that he thought a goat cart would
suit me better than an automobile.
urn urn i
An ettwr personal vrocertr...
Assessment Values of Prominent
At the rato of $1.95 on the $100 vahBttSsj -the
revenue on the assessment values ia
$7,660,117. Out of tha $1.95 the city la en
titled to $1 30. the publlo schools 40 cents aS4 i
the State 25 cents. Tha city taxes are $5, '
105 745; the school taxes. $1,371,306, and U'
State taxes. $9S2,066.
Assessment values of prominent dowa""
town property show- a good increase cm
a year ago. Some of the principal holdings
are here given:
Commercial building site. 123x115 iee&
southeast corner Sixth street, $5,500 a foot
at corner: last jear. $3,800.
Carleton building site. 50x114 feet. $3,3001
la-t j ear. $4 000
Barr building site, 120x127 feet. $3,000; last
jeir. $6 000
Southeast corner Seventh. 22x13 feet,
owned by Williamson Bacon. Jr.. $3,800; last
j ear. $20.
Southwest corner E'ghth. 40x100 feet,
owred by Turner Real Estate Company,
$1,200. last ear, J2.S00.
rrawford building site. 40x150 feet, $4500;
last jear, $3,200.
Southeast corner Sixth, 44xS2 feet, owned
bv- M. D. C. Hitchcock. $3,400: last year.
Southwest corner Sixth. 15x60 feet, owned
by E O Stanard. $3,500. last year. $2,200.
Northeast corner Seventh, 90x150 feet, P.
A. O'Nell estate. $3,200: last year. $2,400.
Southeast corner Seventh. 32x75 feet,
owned by Henry Shaw estate. $2,500; last
the British fliff and Canadian emblems, and
on the reverse side his little poem, printed
in both French and English. He was elected
by a surprising majority.
In responding to the congratulatorr
speeches of his friends after election.
Major Cook declared It was the picture
card that elected him.
"My verses did It," he said. "The Cantv
dlan people like originality, and no candi
date has ever before appealed to them
through the Musea. Last year. I spent $2,000
In the old-fashioned way to bo defeated,
and this yesr 50 cents' worth of poetry
cards to be elected. But, my friends, yon
have my pledge that ril never write any
Mr. Cook ls making an excellent Mayor,
and ls getting after the bad corporations
and other evils of the capital with the via
of a Roosevelt.
But who do you think found us dearT
That horrid Mr. Wilson. It seems that hi
becamp uneasy about us and had the nre-
Kfoat,overrt'natfotrCay,arUP- ' he Wl"
2hf?"ired ?no blt- Probably because.
oSe whJfL1? a v3!1"- " you know any
Tunkar ,to buy an automobile for
junK. send him to our cottage. Well I muse.
fhemselvnoW rf" &t
tmselves too much. From yourdamaged
P- The automobile (what Is left of it)
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