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KING DISAPPOINTED IN NOT
GETTING TO SEE THE REVIEW.
Physicians Feared Exposure ami Excitement of Witnessing: the Pic
turesque Spectacle From a Window of Buckingham Palace
Would Be Too Much for Him Queen Alexandra and
Prince of Wales Required to Describe to Him
Minutely Parade of East Indian Troops.
THE FORMER TAKES SNAPSHOTS OF THE MARCHING SOLDIERS.
i H. H. Sill PERTAB SINGH. A. D. G.. MAHARAJA OF IDAR.
A conspicuous figure in the review of the East Indian troops by the Prince of Wales.
London, July 2. King Edward has passeJ
another good day. The quiet and routine
of tho sick room was varied to-day by She
excitement of listening to the muHc and
cheers of the Indian troops athey marched
past the palace and greeted Queen Alexan
dra on the balcony.
King Edward demanded a full account of
the review, and the format report made by
the Prince of "Wales was supplemented by
the personal narrative of the Queen.
His Majesty dictated a letter to the Duke
of Connaught commanding him to compli
ment the Indian and colonial troops upon
their excellent appearance, and to thank
them for their expressions of loj'alty and
sympathy,- which he had heard with pleis
ure in his slekroom.
. King Edward was somewhat disappointed
that he was not able to see the march past
of the troops. He had hoped that thl-t
would be possible from, an Invalid couch in
a window of the palace, but the doctors
were unwilling that he should risk this ex
posure and excitement and his Majesty had
to content himself with hearing the trcors
without seeing them.
The review of the East India troops was
largely a repetition of yesterday's func
tion, but the varied coloring of the uniforms
of representative corps from all parts of
BLOODY RIOTS BEGIN
IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA
Fantastic Strangers Ipcito Peas
ants to Make War on Labor
CRUSADE INNAME OF CZAR.
iMany Factories Destroyed Before
Troops Are Called Out and
With Mob Follow.
London, July 2. A dispatch to the Reuter
Telegram Company from St. Petersburg
Vsays mere nave Deen labor riots ror the
last few days at Rostov-on-Don. In the
Province of Ekatrinsolav. Southern Russia.
There have been numerous collisions be
'tween the troops and the rioters. The troops
fired, and many of the rioters were killed
The outbreak at Rostov-on-Don, continues
the Reuter correspondent, somewhat re
sembled the peasant riots in the central
provinces of Russia in the early spring.
The leaders of the lest riots were strang
ers In the district. They were dressed In
fantastic uniforms and adorned with deco
rations. They proclaimed themselves agents
of the Czar and preached the destruction or
all machinery which reduced the number
of laborers and brought the masses to
A fanatical mob. Inflamed with- this idea,
declared war on the factories. In the name
or the Czar, and had already wrecked many
manufacturing establishments by the time
the troops were called out.
SPEAKER TO GO CAMPAIGNING.
SendersorTWill Visit Many Doubt
Washington. July i-Bpeaker Henderson
left here to-day for New York, where he
-win meet nls daughter on her arrival from
Barope- Later he win g to his home in
Iowa, and. take a rest preliminary to an
extensive campaign trip In various parts nf
the .country, his purpose being to- visit as
many doubtful congressional districts as
HIndostan formed an altogether more plc
Queen Alexandra was again the central
fifrure ef the proceedings-, and the public
e!comed the opportunity to testify once
more its sympathy with her on account of
htr recent anxlty. and its congratulations
at the continued good news regarding King
The review procedure of yesterday was
followed. .Abuut 1.3fi0 dark-skinned troop,
headed by a detachment of the bodyguard
of the Viceroy of India. Lord Curzon of
KeUIeslon, reached the Horse Guards" par-,
ade to tte strains of "Hands Across the
Sea." The members of the royal family,
'iho reviewed the colonials yesterday, trav-'
ersed the lines of soldiers of the Indian
Qneen Toole Snapshot.
Tho Prince of Wales, representing the
King, standing by the side of his mother s
carriage, took the palute. and the proceed
ings ended like those of yesterday, with
cheers for the King, led by the Duke of
Connaught.the Indians drawing their swoTus
and waving them wildly as they Joined in
On returnlnz to the palace, the Queen ap
peared at en upper window and took several
snap" shots of the Indian troops as they
marched pat on their return to camp. The
Indians recognized the Queen-Empress and
each detachment cheered as it passed.
The British fleet, which assembled eff
Splthead for the proposed coronation le
THE SUX RISES THIS MORNING AT
4:37 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 79.
THE MOON RISES TO-MORROW MORN
ING AT 3:19.
Mlsaonrl and Arknnsn Fnlr Thurs
day. Friday, showers and cooler.
Illinois Shower and cooler Tlmri
dny. Friday, nhOTvrr.
East Trxaa-Fair Thursday and Fri
day. West iih-Fair Thursday; nhoTrrra
and cooler by night. Friday, fair and
1. King Edward Disappointed In Not See
License Board's Work.
4. Architects Planning to Make St. Louts
The City Beautiful.
5. East S'de News.
6. The Republic Form Chart.
Racing at Delmar Park.
7. The Browns Win Two Games.
The Fourth In Clubs and Country
Corn Deal Shows SJ.000.tO0 Profits.
Found Missing Son in Jail.
Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ads.
Wall Street Stock Markets.
Local Securities Easy.
Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Liquidation Weakens All Grains.
Advance Checked In Chicago Grain
River News and Personals.
Eastern Syndicate After Real Estate.
Bisters in a Double Wedding.
Historic Pen Goes to Manila.
MttWACKEE HOLIDAY CLOSIXG.
1VI11 Follow Lead of St. Louis and
Milwaukee. Wis.. July i The Idea of
closing business places from July 4 till 7. as
decided upon at St. Louis and Chicago, has
spread to .Milwaukee, ana stores hero w!U
The printing In this city to-day of the
decision of St. Louis and Chicago to close
greatly stimulated the movement and
added tc its popularity.
njMuinm Mimm j.u1mj imt,'ifipQQi0m&)Pfii
FOR SUING UPTON,
Asks $ll,nir; for Promoting Irish
man's Interests in Knees for
HINTS AT A SENSATION.
Has Letters From tlie Baronet
Which May Be Made Public
Wants Damages for Be
New York. July 2. It is for his services
In promoting the success of Sir Thomas
L'pton's unsuccessful challenges for the
America's Cup. as well as for his aid In hav
ing the Irlh Baronet establish a coffee
business In this country, that David N.
Itarrle has sued the man with whom he was
connected for years.
The amount he asks Is J11.S1". of which
J?.;i5 Is for money due, and the rest for
damages which Barrie says he has sus
tained in being dismissed from Sir
While there are hints that there are some
sensational letters In the mass of corre
spondence which Barrie has turned over to
his lawyers, as tending to show how public
Interest was kept on edge while the races
were being arranged, these documents will
not be made public until the case Is brought
Een then, the lawyer for Barrie says,
anything of that nature If there Is any
such, he adds will not be Introduced unless
It shall become absolutely necessary- But
the lawyers for Sir Thomas laugh at this
and say their client never -wrote anything
about the International races that he Is
ashamed of having spread before every
Mr. Ilnrrle'a Claims.
In his office Wm. T. Gilbert, who has
been retained by Barrie. said to-day:
"Mr. Barne's suit against Sir Thomas
Upton is not out of the ordinary. It Is
simply an attempt on the part of Mr. Bar
rie to recover frcm Sir Thomas Llpton the
compensation due to nlm for his services
rendered In the last series of races for the
cup. Mr. Barrie act"d as business and per
sonal representative for Sir Thomas In con
nection with all of the cup races.
"For the two years that are covered by
the suit. Barrie did nothing In the tea busi
ness. After the yacht races were over, he
Investigated at the direction of Sir Thom
as the feasibility of undertaklnz the rale
of coffee In this country, and, a a result
of his work. Sir Tiiomas Is engaged In that
business now. Mr. Barrie was then doing
everything he was told ;o do, and at one
time he went to Kngland to see his em-
"HIs general d'rectlons were to keep Sir
Thomas before the public, to keep his eyes
on the kind of a yacht which wss being
built here to defend the cup and to foter
the idea that Sir Thomn. mlsht not chal
lenge a second time.
Sir Tuamnn'a Position.
"We have letters which passed between
Sir Thomas and Barrie concerning the yacht
races and the arrangements for them, but
only the essential parts of them wUl be
Introduced as eIdence. I will not say there
Is anything sensational In these missives,
but If there is it will be kept out of sight.
"We do not Intend to make these letters
public until .he case comes to trial."
Rather than have Sir Thomas's property
In this country tied up by attachment dur
ing the suit, his lawyers sent an Indemnity
bond for 110.000 to Mr. Barrie's lawyers to
day. There had been some talk of attach
ing the Shamrock II, which la now In tho
Erie Basin, but this was not necessary.
Sir Thomas's lawyers said to-day that
Barrie was simply a clerk whom Sir Thom
as had discharged, and that he never wrote
a letter about the yacht races that lie
would not be willing the newspapers should
U. S. DEPUTY MARSHAL
ASSAULTED BY OUTLAWS.
Government Ofuclal Left for Dead on
the Uronnil Posne Captures
Guthtle. Ok., July 2. While driving
through the country near Tishomingo. I.
T.. Deputy United States Marshal Bridges
was -attacked and severely beaten by out
laws, supposedly the same band that mur
dered the Oklahoma Sheriffs on Monday.
He was rendered unconscious and left for
Later the bandits were overtaken by a
porsc nf officers near Duncan, I. T., and
routed, the outlaws abandoning several
stolen horses and escaping across the coun
try Into Oklahoma.
Two men have been captured.
STATES' WAR CLAIMS PAID.
Illinois Gets $1,005,129 Others.
Washington. July i The Treasury De
partment to-dav Issued warrants In favor of
the States of Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Mich- I
igan. Vermont ana umo. aggregating C-
irS.Mi. These warrants cover the claims
of these States for expenses Incident to
the raising and rqulplng of troops during
the Civil War. recsntly allowed by the
Comptroller of the Treasury, and for which
Congress made the necessary appropriation
The amounts which are being paid the
several States are as follows.
?-H-..,J:MC-U9: Indlan- WS3: Iowa.
MC3.Ui: Michigan. PS2.1S7; Vermont. J30 4S1:
Ohio. J4S.5SS. -"..
It is anticipated that amr-a1 nih. c,... I
whlchhave claims similar to those already !
Knri!Le lJ!fm W!,n the Comptroller
... ,.U1C ncuon.
People s Popular "W&ivts"
Printed in The Republic in the months of June for
the last five years r
The Republic prints more "Wint" Ads lhan. any olher raomins newspaper
Wet of Chica.go.
REPLIES TO BAILEY.
Declares Texan Wanted to Retire
Minister Clayton Because He
Would Not Take Orders
WAS FOREWARNED OF ATTACK.
Says Gainesville Man Has Misrep
resented Facts and Made One
of His l Spasmodic Dis
Washington. July -i 'S-nator Bailey is
one of those men who go about hunting
for trouble and thls-ls simply one of his
spasmodic dUplsys of nslr.lnity in which
he indulges at regulur periods."
With this pointed comment. Wlll'am L.
Penfleld, solicitor of the State Department,
whose defense by Senator Beveridge pre
cipitated the Bailey-Beveride eplsole on
the floor of the Senate Monday, repl'cs to
the Texan's charge that he was either in
competent or negligent.
This Is a much more direct attack upon
Senator Bailey than Mr. Beverldge's com
ment that the Texan's remarks were "un
warranted" for which he attempted to
choke Senator Beverldge.
Senatcr Bailey Is at present out of town,
but those Senators still here wonder
whether or not when he returns he will at
tempt any attack upon Solicitor Penfield.
It was Solicitor Penfleld who had chargs
of negotiations with the Mexican Govern
ment through Ambassador Clayton of a
case In which Doctor Scott, a constituent
of Bailey's, was Interested. Senator Bailey
was greatly dissatisfied with the matter,
and Solicitor Penfleld reviews the cntlr
case In a statement made public to-day.
Throughout, it abounds in direct allusions
to Senator Bailey, his manner and his
&tatrments at times when he hid called at
the State Department.
GiiM Ilntlry the Mr.
Solicitor Penfleld states that a Judgment
was recovered In Mexico by Bielenber
against Doctor Scott, and that Senator
Bailey requested Solicitor Penfleld to In
struct Ambassador Clayton to demand from
Mexico the reversal of the Judgment, which
Solicitor Penfleld refused to do, because It
"would have been a violation of all the
precedents, it would have been an utter
disregard of whatever right Bielenber' had."
Following this. Solicitor Penfleld gives
Smator Bailey the He by stating:
Senator Bailey's charge that I refused
to rurnlsh an office contract Inclosed In one
of General Clayton"? dlsnjlcbes Is In Its
substance and spirit untrue, and he knew It
j p-rfectly well when he made the charge In
I the Senate, for he had a letter In his nos-
session written by Secretary Hav on
In this letter Secretary Hay states that
Solicitor Penfleld had at first felt and ex
pressed to Doctor Scott some doubt about
the propriety of furnishing the documents
requested to be ued In an attack upon Am
bassador Clayton through the newspapers,
but that, upon consultation with Secretary
Hay. told Doctor Scott that he would be
provided with the copy desired.
Itrilrrrx the Cnnlrnrrsy.
Solicitor Penfleld then states that about
two weeks ago Senator Bailey came to the
State Department and complained that Am
bassador Clayton had omitted certain por
tion. of his Instructions to the Mexican
Government. Including comment on the lack
of disinterestedness and fairness on the
part of the minor Mexican court?.
Solicitor Penfleld replies that he explained
that Ambassador Clayton had communb
cated the real and essential parts of the
Instructions, and that much was left to his
dlfcretlon. whereupon Senator Bailey an
swered with some heat: "I see you are
bound to stand by General Clayton." to
which Mr. Penfleld replied that he saw
nothing to show that General Clayton was
actuated by any unworthy motive, and of
fered to submit the case to Secretary Hay.
To this Solicitor Penfield states that Sen
ator Bally made reply that he would not
see the Secretary of State tr the President
about It agate, that he was cclng to deliv
er a speech in the Senate touching upon the
President, the Secretary of State. Ambas
sador Clayton and the Solicitor.
Ilalley Wanted to Itrmoir Clayton.
"The truth of the matter Is," says Solic
itor Penfleld, ''that Senator Bailey set out
some months ago to remove Ambassador
Clayton from his oTlce because Clayton
would not take Instrcctlons from him In
stead of the Secretary of State. If I had
Joined with Senator Bailey In his condem
nation of Ambassador Clayton, whose rec
ord before the department for fidelity, dis
cretion and efficiency Is most excellent, he
would not hive made his assault upon me
In the speech. He says so himself In his
speech reported In the Congressional Rec
ord. "Had the Slate Department appeared to
take proper proceedings against the Amer
ican Ambassador for his failure or refusal
to embody in hts communication to the
Mexican authorities the vital points In Its
instructions. I should probably never have
vexed the Senate with this quesUon."
SAYS GEORGE G. VEST IS BLIND.
Sedalia Sentinel Publishes Re
markable Story About Senator.
Sedalla. Mo, July i The Sentinel pub
lishes this afternoon the following:
, "The Sentinel Is enabled to state, on the
best of authority, that Senator George G.
Vest has become totally blind In Washing
ton City and Is wholly unable to read or
write. He has an attendant to lead him
about town and to and from the Capitol.
Hl8 mental faculties are still unimpaired
and he rare'y misses a day's session of the
tu hi-mmw m v
JULY 3, 1902.
LICENSE BOARD'S WORK INTERESTS
BwS'?'HSSrTi3rr "", .jiBSMBSjvL $risF.J3S55v??S:y' Vice Wm
Sy a Rrpubllc Photographer.
. MKMBEKS OF THK IIOAKI) OK I IC KXSK UEVISIOX.
ins frre Mttwt rislit, tbey are: I.k-ni- t'ollw-tor I. .1. Ciiffonl, O'eor v J. Chapman, Albert Arnstein, cbalr-Ia-MK?
Once a year the municipality approxi
mates the values of stocks In all mercan
tile and manufacturing- establishments of
tho city, with the aggregate alue of sales
of all kinds made by all commercial con
cerns In the preceding twelve months. This
review of business conditions has not for
Its object Investigation of commercial pros
perity, nor estimation of propfCtive suc
cess. It is a method which the city has
adopted for assessing license taxes In order
to acquire revenue for the administration
of municipal affairs.
The task of inquiring into the affairs of
the thousands of mercantile and manufac
turing establishments, big and little, which
thrive In St. I.oc!s devolves upon the Board
of IJc-nse Retlskm. whoe members are
appointed by the Mayer. Now In annual
session, this year's board will complete Its
labors July li Throughout the four weeks'
term the board has the assistance of the
License Collector, who attends all meetings,
offers suggestions and advice and directs
How the board arrives at Just conclusions
relative to the business done and the stock
carried by concerns In alt branches of trade
Is a matter of surprise to many business
men who have Leea summem-d to answer
quraltons In many Instances the board
seems to be a familiar with a company's
affairs as the general manager is. and not
Infrequently a perusal of statements and
facts by j. member of the board causes the
witness to Increase values In the return
without further attempts at circumvention.
fonuiosltlon of T1U Year Hoard.
This yrat's board Is composed of Albert
Arnstein. chairman: George J. Chapman
and Islle A. Moffett. In addition to P. J.
Clifford Ucensc Collector. The board meets
at 2 o'clock every afterncin In Mr. Clif
ford's office In the City Hall.
KANSAS RiVEB FLOODS
CITY OF TOPEKA,
Overflows Its Ranks and Covers
the Town Park, Threatening
RISING TWO INCHES AN HOUR.
Immense Volume of Water Coming
Down the Hiver and Fear
Is Expressed for the
Topeka. Kas.. July S. The Kansas Blver
at this point has overflowed Its banks and
Is running over the city park.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon It was rising
two inches an hour.
A telegram from Manhattan. Kas.. says
the river Is rising a foot an hour there
and great damage is feared when the addi
tional volume of water reaches this vicin
ity, probably to-night. '
The Wolff rackl.ig House has been com
pelled to suspend ODeratlons. Its plant being
flooded; and a loMoot smokestack, under
mined by the water, having fallen.
The street rattway company Is fearful
that their brldte over the Kansas Blver
will go out.
KASKASKIA HIVKll HI.M.tG.
Hundreds of Acres of Corn Are Vnder
Carlyle. 11L. July 2. The water In the
Kaskaskla Klver rose only three Inches
to-day. To-night It Is on a stand. It will
not reach the com In the high boi'.om
lands. Shoal Creek, west of here. 1 still
on the rampage. The water In these tot
toms has already damaged hundreds of
acres of corn.
NEW YORK WELL REPRESENTED
Governor Appoints Strong World's
New York. July i The Commlsioners
recently appointed by Governor Odell to
represent the Stat or New York at the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition are of such
a high character as to make an unusually
strong commission. The head of the New
York bcd Is Edward 11. Harriman. the
well-known railway magnate and on- of
the great capitalists of the country. Mr.
Harriman Is an Intimate friend of Governor
Odell and is also a very warm friend of the
St. IjCu's Exposition.
Louis Stem, thr head of one of the large
dry goeds houses of New York. Is the sec
ond man on the list, and the third is Lewis
Nixon, equally well known In business and
politics. Mr. Nixon is president of one of
the big ship-building cornpanlrs. and until
recently was the successor of Croker In the
Fourth In the list is William BarrI of
Brooklyn, a leading merchant of that city
and the owner or one of the Brooklyn pa
pers. Nixt In order Is Frank S. McGraw. a
popular and energetic business roan of Buf
falo. Last but not least on the list is Mrs. Nor
man E. Mack of Buffalo. Mrs. Mack was
one of the most earnest and useful of the
women appointed to look after the interests
of the Pan-American. She is the wife of
Norman E. Mack, a member of the Nation
al Democratic Committee of New York and
editor and swntr of the Buffalo Tlrcca.
Before the board began its annual ses
sion Mr. Clifford obtained from all com
panies atttcd returns of :Hock on hand
and al s made In the yejr ending June
1. Thse returns were compared with th
records of th- preceding year, and differ
ences vere noted In the margins on this
year returns. With this information the
board was ready for Its work. Wherevrr
doubt existed in regard to verity of re
turns Insp-ctors were ordered to Inspect
premises of commercial and manufactur
As a rule the board summons only mana
gers of concerns when there Is question
as to correctness cf figures In the attested
return. Whn the manager appears he Is
placed under oath ami Interrogated. Often
one manager will claim that his firm does
not do as larce a business as another
similar tlrm. He then tells what he knows
about his c-mpelltor's business. When the
competitor gets on the stand he gives In
formation concerning commercial affairs of
the preceding witness.
' Of course the members of the board have
In the beginning rather clear Ideas of the
business done by the larcest concern, and
generallv their estimates are correct. But
it la not difficult for them to ascertain
facts, for the powr of the board Is un
limited. Books and premises may be ex
amined, or witnesses may be brought Into
court. However, all requisite Information
usually Is acquired from witnesses, who
evince no desire to evade the board when
Informed that all concerns will be treated
About CO merchants have appeared so rar
before th- board. All meetings are execu
tive and when a merchant takes the stand
his words are heard only by the Interroga
tors. Th board works rapidly and It Is not
uncommon for twenty, thirty and even llfty
cases to be heard in one afternoon. With
DEBATE ON IRISH
QUESTION IS HEATED,
Liberal Member of House of Com
mons Leads in Sharp Criti
cism of Government.
j WYNDHAM REPLIES BITTERLY..
Says He Is Surprised to See Rus
sell Siding Against Law and Or
der Remarks That Tenants
Should Pay Their Debts.
London. Julr i A long and heated de
bate on the Irish land question was precip
itated In the House of Commons to-night.
Thomas W. Iturll, Liberal, moved the
adjournment of the House to discuss the
pending evictions from the estate of Lord
De Freyne. In Roscommon County, in
connection with which that nobleman re
cently had writs Issued against several
members of the Irish Parliamentary party,
whom he charged with conspiracy.
Mr. Russell declared that unless the Gov
ernment Intervened to prevent these evic
tions an era of turmoil would be Inaugu
rated In the west of Ireland, where there
was trouble enough already. He said that
he had visited the De Freyne estate three
times and that he was thoroughly convinced
of the Injustice under which the tenants
suffered. The people there, he said, were
the poorest of the poor.
He blleed one word from Mr. Windham,
the Chief Secretary for Ireland, would set
tle the whole trouble, and he thought the
reduction of the rents collected on the es
tate by 33 per cent would not be excessive
for those bog lands which are now renting
for more money than was obtained for de
cent arable land In Ulster County.
Mr. Windham replied with some asperity
that h was surprised to find Mr. Russell
siding against the law and order. The re
ceipts from the De Freyne estate, he said,
hail been reduced 37 per cent In the Inst
twenty years and he knew that some of the
organizers wre making mony out of tie
agitation. His advice to the tenants was to
This statement was greeted with groans
from the Irish members.
"Hundreds have done so," said Mr. Wynd
ham. and this remark was received with
Conservative cheers. Many more would
like to pay, the Chief Secretary added, but
they are Intimidated. Mr. Wyndham said
it Is impossible to carry out the land-purchase
scheme In Ireland when It Is Inter
rupted by agitators who desire to make
government there Impossible
SUICIDE TO WIN NOTORIETY.
Kansas Girl Disappointed in Ef
fort to Become an Actress.
Denver. Cola. July Disappointed be
cause of her failure to become an actress,
Tai'llne Davison, aged 20 years. 4t Law
rence. Kas.. committed suicide bjf taking
chloroform. She left a photograph and th
following note for the newspapers:
"Now, make the best of a good oppor
tunity I am about to commit suicide, nad
I think it is about tte only -nay I can make
j.-aipppjpplJPBBItigW'l "W"- ' IV
. ( In St. Lnols O
PEICEl Train.. Th
oc Cr(. i
Three Cent. I
Lonls. Tvro Cents.
only twelve witnesses, however, yesterday's
session was one of the busiest of the term.
In general the Board of License Revision
has duties like the?? of the Local Board of
Equalization. It attempts to fix fair values
for assessment of license taxes by increas
ing or decreasing, as may seem Just and
equitable. Items contained in the returns.
Appreciating that money Is needed by the
city, the board nevertheless takes the posi
tion that the city has no desire to hamper
An Inquisitorial session Is almost as in
teresting from a human-nature point of
view as from a commercial standpoint. The
successful business man is recognized by his
alertness and his baste to have the Inquiry
finished, while the man who has less suc
cess to his credit sometimes shows by Ms
deportment that be is worried, or dreads
the Investigation. Often a case is deter
mlred as soon as the witness enters the
I "An Impression prevails." said Mr. Clif
ford, "that firms are Justlfled in making
deductions based on various commercial,
contingencies. There is no reason for such,
an opinion, as the law distinctly requires
facts in the returns. The board must have
accurate, complete returns. Contingencies
are considered fully when the values are
equalized by the board. Should returns be
Inaccurate the board may exercise large
power to get facts, and if returns are not
submitted at all. It Is the duty of the
L-'cense Collector to double values as set
forth In the department's records. Failure
to respond to a summons alse puts the of
fender's case In Jeopardy."
The board will adjourn July 15. Its pow
ers. however, will descend, after adjonrnr
menu to the License Collector. It Is- esti
mated that the revenue wflll be increased
about (3,000. bringing the total municipal
j license assessment up to about $(15,06
which would exceed all past records.
Merchants' League Club Decides
That Latter Has Not Been
VOTE FOR LEHMANN, 35 TO 5.
Action Was a Surprise to Many
Members. Who Believe That
Outside Influences Were
Brought Into Use.
Julius Lehmann, the ex-Councilman who
was recently convicted of perjury and sen
tenced to three years In the Penitentiary,
Is still a member in good standing of the
Merchants' League Club. Although .Charles
Kratz. the fugitive boodler. was expelled at
a meeting last night, the case of Lehmann
was dropped and no further steps wUl bo
taken In the matter at present.
Previous attempts have been made to ex
pel the two men. and each time expulsion
was prevented by strong opposition. The
action In the case of Lehmann was a sur
prise to many of the members, some of
whom claim that outside influences have
been ased in the matter.
Since the former meeting. June 19. when
an attempt to expel alleged boodlers feU
through for the second time, members of
the organization have Btoutly maintained
that the names of Kratz and Lehmann
would be positively stricken from the rolls
at the meeting held last night.
Some days ago a committee, consisting of
Don C. Summers. W. H. Blake. Michael
Lang and Edgar A. McBurney, took: testi
mony In the cases, as provided in the con
stitution of the league. After carefully- go
ing over the evidence the committee de
cided that the two offenders should be ex
pelled unconditionally, and a resolution to
that effect was drawn up.
Iist night It was presented by Mr. Sum
mers, with the Indorsement of the mem
bers of the commission. No opposition was
made in the case of Kratz. but when the
charges against Lehmann were read there
was a storm ot opposition.
AI Wagenman. Clerk of the Court of
Criminal Correction, headed the opposition,
followed by Gus Filler. Marriage License
Lehmann. they said, had not been proven
guilty beyond a doubt, as he still had re
course to the Supreme Court. Others were
of the opinion that when the case comes up
before that tribunal the decision will be re
versed and a n;w trial ordered. Until then,
at hast, they said, nothing should be done
in the matter.
Don C Sommers, W. IL Blake and other
members of the commission that had rec
ommended the expulsion were greatly usr
prised at the outburst in Lehmann's de
fense and addressed the meeting asserting;
that Lehmann bad been found guilty by a
Jury and Is equally as guilty as Kratz.
President Flory, was appealed to and or
dered a vote whlcb resulted In the defeat
of tho motion to expel, the vote standing 3o
to 5. Several members did net vote.
After the meeting Secretary McBurney
telegraphed Kratz at Guadalajara. Mexico,
the news of the expulsion. His St. Louis
attorneys were also notified of the decision.
In the case ot MurreU. also a fugitive, aft
er Investigation It was discovered that he
Is not s. registered member of the dub
and nothing was done in the matter.
Owing to the unexpected opposition to the
expulsion qt Lehmann, the business of
naming; a somber of new committees waa
postpoaed until the next meeting.
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