St. Louis was scheduled to hold a World's Fair in 1901. Federal funding for the Fair was held up in Washington by the Illinois Congressional Delegation, pending agreement by St. Louis to drop its legal action against the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Chicago on the left is pouring slops from the "Drainage Canal" on St. Louis, while St. Louis holds an "Injunction." At the same time, Chicago is threatening to shoot St. Louis with a blunderbuss, called "Opposition to World's Fair."

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