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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1903.
CAUGHT FOE $15,000 IN THE FAILURE OF A MEXICAN BANE.
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oF iCratr Cas.
1 t it.-' 3. ISO. irJ.tt'l for hr i. rv 1
-. Grs-d '.ay.
i hub -" JJCi. Kratz was 'ff- oil I ut
v i . n-3T.rj on J5. bottl
Ma-eh 51. Bet bond was ri ed to
Arril T 13K. the dr.te t fo- trial it
w ! found that Xratz had disappeared.
pnl JS. 19M. sfrres.cl in Oml.il.ij.iit
aid rrfe--- d
Ma-. I". BBS. rircui, Alloran I"c'k "ra
reid with Secretary Hay relative v a
trtjtv l which Kratx r-'ght b relume.'
1 . 'iruary S. 19K. Kratx bond wa p ild
Oitobt-r S. BB. Pres'dent IJicevep at
the !i.ta ce of Circjit Altorne I lk
j i -Ned to las:- up the K-aiz ra-e
Oc'oij r "!. l'CC, arr-tcl ii On i
v f -'i&'Vv I v1 r-lrifS ' ' S1 ! HWftCO MJFLRI-SCflZ .
P5 J ZmSmt k Knifiimi .i.ii.h muiJi.iii ii inflm -r a 1 1"" tlut bad ben sent out br the St
- , JS A XK u ' J Louts police.
SPECIAL lO Tllli RCPIT3UC Bt.
Guadulajara, 3Iezocdt Oct. 24.
Trouble, are plllns; op rnplillj for
Charle ICratz, the fusrltUe St. Loots
boodlcr, rrho has been nrrested here
jiendlnc neKOtlatlons for Ills extra
dition by the Inlled lila
Kratz was cansht tn the fntlnre of
the International llanL. last &atur
daj. lie had all of his ready cash,
tznonntlns to abont ?15vOOO on de
posit In the Guadalajara branch. ot
a penny of this can he cot at now,
no the fncl'lve Is pressed for ready
cash, despite the fact that he oirns
rich mines and an exteasle frnlt
ranch In partnership vrltb Charles
Carroll, another former Councilman
of M. Louis.
otr thnt hraUs cash has been
swept itrra he Is dependent upon
a his friends for monc until he can
tset ont to conert some of his prop
erty Into cuth, or neirotlnte a loan.
TO KIlTZ'S MITOUT.
Carrtpll and Stlimtlder i former Pt
Louis saloonKccper. po in business here,
aro. rallln? to Kratz's support, however,
and there is little probubiiit) that he v. Ill
suffer for want of funds
It was the failure of the International
w hich brought Kratz back to Guadalajara,
lie had eone to Etzatlan, apparently for
tlie purpo of inspecting some of his rain
Ing property, but it is said tiiat ho al
ready had been Informed of Circuit Attor
ncj Folk's efforts to extradite him, and
he ver.t to Etzatlan, cvcrul miles of of
here, in order to aoid arrest, knowlns
that under the Mexican laws he -mould be
thrtown into jail without the privilege of
When rumors of the failure were noised
about, however. Kratz sudenly found It
unnecessary to inspect his property any
i longer and returned home to inest!gate
"he bank failure
ATTORXEV TO ETr.n
A FOIUL1L l'ROTHST.
jTjrrcatido Cbstanos. attorney for Kratz.
visited the Department of Korelsn Rela
tions to-day and save notice that he
would Hie a protest Monday against fur-
rf I ff iS5J n IK
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thcr dt-tfiitlnn of his client, and stated
that he would make a formal request for
his liberation on wliatocr bond the de
partment ma require.
"1 -am t,inflJ!t. sulj Fenor Cotanon.
"that I can t-fetabll"h to the department's
satlsfuctkn that entire case acainst Kratx
is one of political persecution wholly, and
on that ground I shall protest agalnt his
unend-r bj the Goemment to the
Unltel States authorities
"ThU Kht will nut be settlwl in a ds.
but will be foucht as lone as there is the
!h:htet hope Tor the Miration of m
orpici vi, iAicit.
The department is still awaiting papers
necesary in the case, but the American
Ambassador is recreating at Cuemavaca
and no note can be made until he re
turns and submits the documents, includ
ing a complete transcript of all eUence
to the department.
American residents express no opinion
ia the case except to comment faorablr
on the aclHlty of the Washington author
ities In the matter.
The arrest or Kratz from his foreign
fastness, after more than a year's unre
mitting effort by Circuit Attorney Folk
will mak- the "Kratz case" gt down In
history as an example of the Torce of out
raged municipal purity aroused, equaled
onlj by the relentless pursuit and oer
throw of "Bom -Tweed." the greatest
tpostle of boodllng
Prcbably nexer before has that ponder
ous machinery of International law been
made to inovc so quickly, or the diplomats
RKJS&Sk-. V 5 ' V GOV DOCxEZIi'y f( t;ptm the publlsliliu; of the dlspaftie- I
cujle i n at
His Friends Say.
This effort ou the part of tlio I r.t
States autliorillo i. a jHilitiral m 1i m,
The 3IesIm court will not ttuiiui
liauco it ami the whole effort will f.iJ
to the proimil. What was proMvuiioii
I- now iierj-orutloa. Tin year tlmt ha
t'lajiM'tl siuro till cose wa. Ijt
tlrojiiictl ha:, chanseil uiauy thiii ma
terially. Kratz: "I wouM Ito t leantl by anj
lioOy ejecept a erowtl of politKil in
triguers I will nppfJil i tin Mfxieaii
iSovernnient to jirolet t ai lKf:iii-t' of
tny estenshe proiH-rt iulere.;.. '
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Letn pniddtd i uh lia-te oh b the ac
tion which finally Untied the fornvr
Councilman in Jail, only to a-snlt the ar
rival or officers from St Lotii to claim
On the monilr.jr of Januarj 3. lMi
Kratz, with J. K Murrell and Kmll lley
"enburs. were seated in the ante-room '-f
the Grand Jur chamber at the Four
Courts at St. l.-vuis. stummoned ss "wlt-neex-
by Circuit- Attorney Folk.
Inide the Grand Jurj cliamW l'htl
Stock. leKihtie agent of the Suburban
lUilnay. was t el line the Jury how Kratz
had agreed to secure the fte of -eral
of hN associates In the City Council to
pass tlw Suburban Railway franchise bill
for a "fe ' of JMMt.
The nionej had been denoKllr,! in th.
aults of the Misip4ppi Valley Trust
Company. A dispute had arien regarding
the bribe liefore it was paid, and the
money Is still in the vault.
In the ante-room Kratz and his friends
were laughing when a Deputy Sheriff en
tered, and. striding to the aroup. placed
them under arrest.
ICratz was charged with accepting a
bribe. Shrewd tawjer heard of the ar
rest and smiled. "The cannot proe the
case against JOU." they yaUL
As socn as Kratz's arrest became known
bondnnen were not hard to find to go as
suretj for the well-known Councilman,
and he was released on a bond Tor Ji.MO
signed by Kdward K. Murrelf.
, Three days Inter he was Indicted and
as he could r t secure b nd at once he
with sexeral "City Fathers" who hud ah.
lcen caught a tbc neL were imprisoned
In tho "Bull IVn" In the City JalL
Each day they were U-ted ly tb Ir
friends and henthmen, s"me days the
What the American
Mat- eperinwnt uiHcta't: "Kratz
"11! be brouslit back without huh It
ll 'S of tiiae "
Circuit Attorney roil.: "Kratx will
lirobabU lw lu St. LouIh witlilu two
Trc corrcsKaUr:i3 of The ireiwbiU
at Oi'ailalajara and the City of M..-
say mat while Kratz will fisht vi:r
ly. fc: efforts will bo ftit;i ph.i
ti.it the M-'slf-ia .overam-at
!' fir,'.ti. . r to tin- Am
i!i"-lrit- m a it rt tm.-
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etent teaching Hie dignity of a reception.
Their fears had been quieted by their at
tomes. and the men began to regard
their Imprisonment as a Jest. Finally bond
was obtained, and they were again re
leased Kratz's bondsman was Oatttelb
In the meanwhile. th Circuit Attorney
liad been pushing tbe case, and a special
Jurv enlre was ordered to to Kratz. Tha
Councilman applied to Judge O Xelll Ryan
for a change of -venue, which was denied,
and thf catv was set for trial April ".
The indirteil men awl their friend still
held their ng froU until March IS. when
John K. Murrell. who was indlctetl at the
same time as Kratz for accepting a "fee'
of JZaKO In behalf of era! or his col
leagues to pes th ime franchise bill
through the Houe of Delegates. dijj
pearrd, and forfelte-J his lioed.
Ills dlsappearam.e was the first break
In the ranks of the boodlers and struck
terror to the hearts cf rainy city legis
lator, who had been waxirg rich with
out apparent effort. Tor the fl'st time the
seriousness of the charge was realized.
When It was an assured fact that Mur
rell had fled the country, the bond of
Kratz was raised to S3.03. The Council
man railed and fumed at the increase, but
It was finally given after a legal battle.
On April 7. when the court opened for
Ms trial. Kratz did not respond to his
name. He had not been at his home for
several days. Ills wife said site did not
know where he was
After two weeks sear-h. duting which
the fugitive's description had been flashed
to eer part of Aaf rlca and to ports of
cntrj or rorelgn countries, Kratx was lo
cated nt Guadalajara. Mexico, where he
bad been arreattd on one of the descrip-
will u i
thns that bad been sent out br the St
Upon tbe publishing of the nlspat-he-In
Th Republic telling of his arrt-si Ch ef
of Detectives Dtetnottd and Detective I tn
;i lira th went to Guadalajara to bnag
hint tack to St. Loui'.
Kratz. hoKtver. wr plentiful! t,tip
pHed with money from those at Si Lou'l
who knew that his capture would m ai
their destruction, had engaged the seat
legal talent that could be obtained, and
when the officers arrived they were me
by a legal wall that could not he scaled.
The treaties with JJ. xico dM not pro-
vttte for bribery, and toe fugitive cuoM
not be claimed by law. The detectives re
mained in the city fo- nearly a rocnih.
honrever. watting a chime to seise the
fugitive by force ami "pirit him across the
Ilm Into the 1'nited St it
Kratz was too wary . and guarde-1 against
such a move, kexplng himrelf a' prfc-aner
in Ms hotel. Finally the officer jptve up
tbe quest and returned to St. Louts.
Their return speUetl victory for Kratz
and he became bold In his fancied free
dam. Charles Carroll, who was also a SL
Louis: citizen, had gone to Guaualcjara
and became Interested In mining, lie took
Kratz into partnership, ami frr the last
six months they have been associated in
the business, owning at present several
large ore mine tear the rlt
After the return of the dttecllves the
Cltvuit Atlonte went to Washington to
see If Kratz could not be reached through
international law. A treaty making bnbery
extraditable was drafted and presented to
tbe United States Senate. Mr. Fo.k ap
peared before the Foreign Relations Com
mittee and secured its ratification.
After the treaty was ratified ten months
i-asaed. during which the matter was In
the hands of the State Denartmeit, and
rotblng was done to secure the return of
faecretary t.f Stale John Hay declated
that tbe treaty was not retroactive and
that as Kratz had commuted the offense
for which he fat charged prior la the rati
flcalicn of tbe new treat) he timid not be
On the i.h of this month, after tome
correspondent-!-, the Circuit Attorney lie
parted for Washington to dl-ov. the
Kratz en- with Jreldcni Xooevelt and
see if some way could nut be devised to
again place the Councilman In tbe Kits.
The rr-sldent became Inlerstel In the
cas' ami requested Attorney General Knox
to look up the law on the point at once.
Two das later the Attorney General
handed down a ruling which reversed the
opinion ot Secretary Ha)
Immediate negotiations with Mexico
were opened for the extr-ulltlua of Kratz.
and cm October 1 Mr Folk was notified
that tbe Mexican Government had con
sented to surrender tb fturHtre. Four
days biter Kratt was arrested at Ms ho
tel in Guadalajara and placed in JaU.
Hardly bad the mesMige of Kratz's ar
rest reached L Louis before Governor
Docker) was notified. He received word at
Jefferson City iate Thursday night and
signed the extradition papers at once, for
warding them io St. Loubt.
Since Kratz has been In Mexico ebjhleen
convictions have been secured against men
lmnlleHted in the rreat hoodte mi, m
Kmll Me) senterg. who was arrested with
Kratz. was trl--l, tonvKtcI an.l given a '
sentence of tbrre ye-i A. The t it v. as r--
versed .ind rrmardtJ.
Julius L hma.'.r- wa.- mrtx r ' of perjury
regarding the ubuiba-i deal ml cor
vlctedanJ scer.i.d to thrc j.ars Harry
A. Fa.lkc.r was ttt.d and convicted on
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the same charge and given a two-year
John H. Schaettler was convicted of
bribery in the Suburban deal and sen
tenced to four )eais in the Fenltentiary.
E'iwnl Butler was convicled of trying to
b-ite members of the Board of Health.
Edmund Bersch was convicted of perjury
in connection with the Suburban deal and
sentenced to the year.
Charles F Kelly. Charles J. Denny.
Louis Decker. Charlos A Gutke. John A
Sherldar. T K A'brlght and Jerry J
Hannigaa i re i- nvlcte-1 in the Suburban
matter, tmt gien sentences ranging from
Ave to six vrar-
AS ALMOST CERTAIN.
The ltpub!ie Bureau,
'ith-t mm! l"er-Mylvanla Ave
Washington Or! II The Slatf Deport
ment has received no turther adv tcet.rrom
Mexico In regard to Kratz. but the oClclals
expect that he will tie returned to St.
Louis within the next two weeks.
No further iction b) the Government Is
nect-ssjirv. beyond forwarding to Ambas
sador C!atn certain papers in the cae as
soon as they have been received from Mis
souri. Mr. Folk was telegraphed Friday
to forward these, and it bt expected that
they will be forwarded to Ambassador
After examination by the department
th y will be forwarded to Ambassador
Clajlon and the question of return to St.
Louis then will be decided Anally. Kratz
will I held thirt) day. If necessary, to
await the arrival t.r the-? documents, but
It bt not thought that half that time will
Tbo Wa-k ngton oincMln look tor a fa
vorable decision if Kratz appeals to the
Mexican courts. The request for extradi
tion having been made on tbe ground of
comity, and tho Mexican Government hav
ing: caused tbe arrest in accordance there
with it is believed lht Me-ttcun courts will
decMf that Kratz mu-t- be extradited
Tho ntnVJals have bten examining the
Mexican court decMotis somewhat close
ly, and now are ot opinion that Kratz can
be extruditsi under precedents already es
tablished. It h doubted that Kratz can
invoke the protection or a. writ or Im
pero. not having been a citizen tr Mexico
for tbe required time. His light against
extradition it fcf believed, will be unavailing-,
ami the authorities confldenlly expect
that he will be returned In the near fu
ture. If Kratz Is returned, it is believed
that securing Ke-lley and Wainwrlght
fiom Great Britain and France respec
tive!) , will be rendered Ies tlifllcult.
By surrendering Kratz Mexico would
waive the question of retroaction, which
that Republic baa asserted heretofore in
construing extradition treaties ami would
place herself on record as straining a
point to return a man charged with
With tVs precedent Great Britain and
t ranee it is held, wou'd be even more
x. pious to extradite Kellty and Waln-w-iht
a soon as the new treaties eov
e irg bribrr have been made These
will be ready for submission to the Senate
when tbc regular session of Congress
me-.t- in Decimbtr and there Is a good
prospect therefore, that within a few
weeks all the fugitive St. Louis boodlers
will have been returned for trial.
The bt. Louis disclosures, however, al
ready have had an Important result,
namely, the adding of bribvrv as an ex
traditable offense to the treaty with
Mexico and steps are being tikcn to
amend all cxlMing treaties to the same
American Voman Profile Is
Host Beautiful in the World.
Pronlcs are on- e more the fashion. Ths
revolt from the full face and three-quarter
views of wornwiiK faces, mailo b) art
ists and photngnipht r has been gruw
mg for tlv" la-t )ear
Now frtm out the breezv West comes a
stavmi-nt which s.nds defiance around
the wo-ld. ami Beaut) now awaits an
ceptanct nf the challence or a dltl t
acknowledgment from all nations that
we are the mot exquisite profile produc
er In all that pertains to art the American
girl has been aked to mount a pedestal
and turn her prctt) cheek to the north
while the sun rites in the east to define
and illuminate tbos points In the e)e
ear. no, chin and neck which will out
point the oung woman from across the
water or from the lands whoe shores
touch the Orient
This statement Is going to make trouble
Wpeti an American woman Is et upon
such a pinnacle there are sister in Ger
many. England. France and Rutsia. and
every other country, tor that matter, who
will turn their gracctul nos-es to an angle
of IS degrees and review with little silence
the ptachl claim for t'ie American young
woman. She will be accutd or that con
celt with which our millionaires are so
It will bo "up to" the American girl to
accept any answer to the challenge, and.
for that matter, here i- a full page of
evidence to prove thai the Western con
noisseur of profiles in women did not hurl
his Javelin far from the mark when ho
settled for the stroke
If by any chance this argument should
;"' to a tlscuslon among the cities as
to whkn .-hall have the right to claim
the sweete-t Drotile The Republic refuses
toassume an) responslblllty
The I-". of San Franclco whose cheek
...m2''? l,lUe, br the -oft air from th.
luc:tlt niav surpass the dark-c)ed. full
I tootled Iauisvllle b-auty In a race for in
dividual honors but thL Is another que--.,
,The Syracuse girl hat for genera
.." ,nhaltl the ozone of Onondagi Lake,
until she has assumed that air of hauteur
which makes her a strong competitor In
any beauty contest. But this is a ques
tion of profiles.
There b the Philadelphia dame! whose
claim to K.-iintllnes mav be embodied In a
profile which onlv a committee of critics
can decide Again, it isn't a question of
city here though the firt note In the
coming war is sounded from the shores
of Lake Michigan, where Ch'cago has a
home lut it Is a matter of national honor
If the quf-tion Is to dissolve Into petty
interc'tv Jealuunv It will lie a hard mat
tei to unite for battle against the world.
The claim has been made that America
possesses the best profile producers, and
that claim must be 3ub.tant!ate! Youth
ami benut) have been unconclously work
ing for a vear tor the climax that Is near
at hand Artists and Photographers have
been Inveigled Into shaping profiles on can
vas and cardboard.
In man) casfs there are objections for
what girl does not know that a lull-face
picture will enhance her good looks, when
the profile gives evidence that her nose Is
retrousse Famous artists of the country
hav been devoting their bet efforts to
PfodtH-ing American girls in profile. The
fad own be laid to the iloor of the men
who are -naklng beauiv pictures, both
with pen and cinnra A New York stu
dent of hiuiv declared frankly
1 have noticed a tendencj among wom
en to be phutographed In profile It has
lieen coming o gradually, this departure
from the full-fare pictures, that I did not
reconcile m)self to the fact that It ha l
developed into a f..d until very recentl)
Men In our profession must come in con
tact with all the t)pes of women. You
refer to the claim made bv" a man In Chi
cago that American women pos-s the
most beautiful as wtll as the m st class
ical prnnles 1 agree with him. There Is
no tKHibt the preitlest and'mwr attractive
women are found on this side of tho wa
ter Foreigners come over here to get
them, don't thev - That Is pretty gocd evi
dence. You seldom hear of an American
crossing the Atlantic In sarch or a wire
He sometimes goes over there to get rid ot
"Speaking of the beauty lines in the pro
flies of tlie American girl, let us take this
picture. Can't jcu see aiilmitlon falrly
rudhtte from this print Here Is a com
posite race. Just American. The English
race is not mixed. Their t)pe are sim
ilar. The Germans are the same So are
the beautiful French women. Over hero
the nations Intermingle What Is th rc
ilt We get the sfatelintsg or the Eng
lish woman the buxomness or tho Ger
man, the thle of the French woman, and
so on. Combine them and rou get features
that glow with luster and animation.
The h3lr cf our women, with Its varying
shade--, is most beautiful It Is possible
to get an exielknt 'rofile effect IT the
model has luxun us '-air. It shines, too
and It takes the II3MS and shades effec
tively o that tho pictures are- sure to
come out .itl f .f torll; This rush to pro
files i not new but It is the first agita
tion In a DJ-mbtr cf years. And then,
again, the photographer can get better,
results with profile work." -to.