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D. W: Tell I2" THE CALIFORNIA STORE SPECIALS FOR MONDAY. 66 All Special to The Herald. WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb 24 The extra session is still in the air, Air. McKInley has iridescent dreams of empire I understand from good au thority that of the Commoner (at least it ought to be good authority on the line of reasoning which made Towser a good coon dog) but some perverse kink in his personality leads him to try and shove off the whole responsibility, for insular affairs lock, stock and barrel, on some other fellow. nd congress is not yearning to be the other fellow. The older congressional hands are grumbling and don't want to come back after the fourth of March, but the president has served notice that unless the whole body of leaders protests too energetically, he means to issue the call for an extra session. Senators Spooner and Piatt (Connec ticut) are hustling more than any body else to dodge the issue and they are trying to formulate legislation which will obviate the nececssity of the extra session. The latest developments In the Cu ban situation are complex. The Cu bans are adamantine in their notion that they want a completely independ ent government, provided with army navy, foreign representation and all the other things that have offices and salaries attached. There is an lm- .,.. yAv nt natriots willing to sac rifice their private affairs for the good of their country and the emoluments of public place and there are not enough corresponding places to go around. With Yankee suzerainty there can be no embassies to London, Paris, Berlin. Madrid. Constantinople, Pekin, Fez. Borriboola, Gha, or any other old place which would inflict a jar on a lot of saddle-colored patriots. So they demand permission to take a peck of sulpher and go off to establish a little paradise of their own. The foreign consuls at Havana have not been backward in nursing this ambition. There is a cozy little bunch of bonds, railed the "Cuban-Spanish war debt.' amounting to a face value of $500, 000.000 or $600,000,000 held all over Europe, and more money could be bluffed out of independent Cuba than out of Uncle Sam. Military Collection of Bonds. There are good precedents for milita ry collection of semi-worthless bonds, and it would be extremely convenient for Spain to discover that the bulk of these insecurities were held in other, countries. That is the old trick that took the English. French and Spanish into Mexico at the time Mr. Maximilian established his fugitive empire and it is the excuse under which the British are now in Egypt indefinitely, as the the atrical routes say. A programme on this order is not deemed desirable by the saner men in congress. As one remarked, using an old civil war rhyme: "I hear a lion in the lo'jby roar. "Say. Mr.. Speaker, shall I close the door? Or shall I go and let him In. Then try to get him out ag'in? The two senators are seeking to get a rider attached to the army bill pro viding - that ' the United States shall have supervision of all treaties with foreign countries made by the republic of Cuba. That Cuba shall not undertake to pay the debt incurred by Spain in her war with Cuba prior to or after the in tervention of the United States. That Cuba shall agree either to lease or to sell to the United States such coaling or naval stations as in the opin ion of the president of the United States may be neceessary to the pro tection of the interests of this country. That the United States shall have sufficient supervision of the laws of Cuba relating to sanitation to protect this country from epidemics liable to originate there. The langucge of these provisions is rather loose but the motive of all Is good enough. The third would let us take Havana itself if we desired. The president's idea is to build substantial barracks and quarters at each "coaling or naval station" and this would amount to an armed occupation, or at least would give us nuclei there for. As for the fourth, there is a lot of meat in it but not much that is definite. It Is the execution of the laws we must control, not the "super vision of the laws." There is a big pro-Cuban crowd in both houses and it naturally objects. Senator Teller, author of the original resolution. Is particularly true Is universal suffrage clause. "If the United States under takes to prevent Cuba from negotia ting any treaties save such as are ap proved here." he says, then Cuba is nothing more than an American de pendency." Which Is true enough. That is exactly the position in which we want the island. We are not in need of anv more Haitles at our door. . and it would be a risky experiment to per mit unrestricted autonomy. This is particularly trus if universal suffrage is adopted. There must be at least 100 OOO negroes in Cuba who were born in Africa and are still unrecon structed, and there Is a world of other ethnological curios who are better fit ted for the zoo than at the polls. An army officer was telling me once about running across tome tribes of swamp-dwelling negroes whose prin cipal occupation in life was dodging the Spanish and whot-e diet was largely fresh and (kicking)lizards. Maceo and Gomez gathered up a number of them and ued them as camp follewers. It will be remembered that the Cuban ar my consisted of two lines: first of sol diers who could be trusted with the scanty arms available and second of a much large collection of brunette gen tlemen who were mentally adapted to nothfcg more complicated than carry About t ing wood and water to the aristocratic men with muskets. . nraciHimt nnH RpfTPtarv of war have signified their approval of these provisions and they will be offered a consideration Monday or Tuesday, the army bill now having me rignt oi way in the senate. If adopted the (To be Continued Next Saturday.) house will probably agree to them without trouble the old Reed rules are in force and the house Is a strict ad herent to the old Roman rule "If I must, I'd better." In such case the ex tra session may be avoided. But I think that the bright springtime. will se 8n extra session squabbling over the various islands. The estimable knot of gentlemen who rule the house are providing In ad vance for the session if it comes. Ou the present schedule there will be no committees appointed except one on insular affairs, and. of course, one on mileage. It wouldn't do to neglect mileage. Extra Session Talk. The new chums In the coming con gress are also protesting against an extra session , but like Bertie in the club. "Bless you. they don't mean it." They are only too anxious to run up against the congressional buzz saw in other words, the speaker and find out ow the machine works. They will find that the path of a new congressman is not strewn with bright, fresh roses. At home he is a big man ; which is why he is sent here to associate with us Washingtonlans but when he arrives he finds himself not the only pebble on the beach. And when Speaker Hen derson gathers up a cart load of gravel for the new congress and jolts off with it, the new pebbles will be apt to sift in 1 ho Vu-t tnm And the restaurant keepers, the-J boarding house matrons, tne aDie chemists who dispense liquid crime by day and dream of Mrs. Nation by night, the highly ornamental and cor rect gang of correspondents, et al. et al. Join with the new man in hoping for the session. As the Florida man said: "Winters we live on sick Yan kees, summers we live on each other; I wish it was winter an tne time. Ship Subsidy Bill. Ship subsidies are drifting along over a rocky channel and will likely go aground for keep3 soon. Octogenarian Senator Pettus. of Alabama, he who so successfully skinned the juvenile Beveridge last year, is not at all In fa vor of the subsidies or their benefi ciaries, on whom he told a little story. It seems a pair of lawyers of .his ac quaintance managed to gain a big cot ton suit by ways which were dark and tricks which were not vain. As they divided up their fee of $5,000. one said: Jim, we re not in danger of going to the poor house exactly, but ain't we rubbing up against the walls of the penitentiary?" Washington's Birthday. Washington's birthday drifted along on the regular established schedule and gave us all a holiday, except those of us who had something else to do. We may not be long on much else here in Washington, but we are on holidays. This year all the banks, offices and business places will close up tight as a drum on St. Patrick's day. That is yesterday's current joke. Parentheti cally I may explain that it will be a Sunday cn the 17th of March. Mon day week, which is the fourth, will al so be a holiday, and we a re preparing a glad, glorious time for the visitors and ourselves. In front of the white house there will be a court of honor and all sorts of doings. The court is really fine but like the lady who was "just off brown, pass for white with the lights turned down." it won't look it. After McKinley is safely inaugurated there will be fireworks In It and pylons pouring out a young volcano of fire for the benefit of the spectators and the Standard Oil Co.. who will furnish the gasoline. Most of you won't see this show but it 'Will be there just the same. A pylon is a white tower with a tin pan on top of it. I may mention. ,--Js ite not the aeflntion given the word by the dictionary, but it is that established by the inauguration com mittee who have more to say in Wash ington than ole Webster. The Ceremonial Ride. There are some Interesting problems connected with the etiquette of the ceremonial ride from the white house to the capitol. By tradition the out going president sits on the left hand on the trip thither, giving up the post of honor to the new man. while on the way back, the order 13 reversed. As McKinley are both of him there are difficulties. It would be an extremely bad thing to have the president of the United States beside himself and it will be giving Hanna an undue emi nence, if. as proposed, he rides with him. Besides it would be an extremely painful operation If he sits on either the president's right baud or left hand. Hanna is a heavy weight. Dr. Palmer, of the Smithsonian, is to join the expedition to the r uins of Ur "Ur of the Chaldees." as the bible calls It. That is where the origi nal "Old Abe" Abraham came from and is the place where the sage of Lincoln (Nebraska) digs up his jokes for the Commoner. The Shirt Waist Question. The treasury has taken official cog nizance of the "shirt waist." giving the manufacturers the benefit of the law allowing a rebate on exported goods made up in this country from import ed cloth. The American shirt waists has been making as many conquests abroad as the American bridge, al though it hasn't had so much said about it. and the makers have built ALL LINEN HUCK TOWELS Fifty Dozen all Linen Huck Towels, 18x38 inches, with 6-inch Damask bor der, hemstitched, a regular 35-cent value. On Monday 25c each, or $2.75 per dozen. Twenty-five dozen All Linen Huck Towels. 18x34 inches, hemmed. A tow el that wears. On Monday 12c each, or $I.45 per dozen YORK MADRAS, 10c YARD. A 32-inch Wash Fabric in Stripes, checks, and plaids, for dresses and shirt waists. This Week, lOc per yard LONSDALE CAMBRI YjlOc. Mill Ends of REAL LONSDALE CAMBRIC in lengths of 5 to 10 yards each. It's worth 12 cents, v DRESDEN JACONET. 10c A Real 12-cent value in the New New Colors, and New Designs, HIGH GR VDE DRESS NOVELTIES. We are showing an Elegant Line of the new Silk and Wool Dress Fabrics, Foulard, Dresden Silks, etc. All these are in exclusive dress patterns, no two alike. Fine Silk Poplins, only one pattern of a kind. Silk Poplins, very latest effects, only Are now on sale Many of our finer goods come in pieces of only two dress patters,- which makes it advisable to select early. They're beautiful plain dotted and lace striped Mousseline de Soie, Fabrique de Luxe, Silk Stripes, Dimities, Silk Striped Madras, English Dimitie, and scores of other handsome and delicate fabrics. J. CALISHER, up a big trade. Large quantities of French and English cloths are import ed, made up and then exported. The- collector of customs it the place of export is ordered to conduct an "c:.pert official examination of the shirt waists upon request and if satis fied that the transaction is bona-flde. he will rc-fund the duties collected on the raw material. The Sampson-Schley row but we are tired, of both. Morgan wants the United States to go ahead with the canal irrespective of treaties with Great Britian. The senate committee on foreign relations yesterday made an adverse report on the resolution declaring that the rat ification of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty was not necessary for the construction of the Nicaragua canal, and Morgan liVrtE in a .minority report, jumping on the majority and the president. He holds that our treaties with the Central American republics are lust as binding as any with European powers and that we must go ahead. The state deparflmenti is poking up the British foreign office. In the effort to get some sort of action on the amended treaty but nothine definite is expected soon. although it . will be considered by the Britishers Monday next. Want Wildman's Job. The death of Consul Wildman in the San Francisco wreck was reported here in this morning's papers and by noon . there were seven applications for .lis place on file in in white hoise. D. O F. MEETING OK EL PASO COUNTY TEACHERS. The teachers of El Paso county, to the number of seventy-five met today to (iiscuss various educational methods and topics of inteiest to all of them. The morning session was a most in teresting one and during its progress many pai ers were submitted, showing careful study and much thought on the p.i.rt of the authors. The meeting adjourned at noon to leconvene at 2 p. m. TODAY IS TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY Today is the anniversary of Texas's independence and is being observed throughout the great Ione Star state as a legal holiday. In El Paso the courts and banks are taking a recess and the flages flying above the clock tower of the court house. Filed For Record. The following deed was filed for record today: C. J. Miller to .1. C. Jamison lots 30 31 and 32. block 1!. Franklin Heights $'.MM). England spends C123.8fi a year on the British museum. The salary of the principal librarian is 1.500. SPECIALS FOR THE WEEK. This Week lOc per yard. YARD, 1901 Styles of Fine Quality Jaconet. This Week 10c per yard. Per Pattern $30.00. one of a color, Per,Pattern $27.50. A JOKE ON THE COUNTY JUDGE Death Stared Him It Was Another A little nonsense now and then. Is relished by the wisest men. Not many years ago a statesman now prominent in our capital city was run ning for the office of county judge. Simply as a means of identification, we will call him Judge Gardner. The campaign was hot, the issue was doubtful, and all canvas was set to catch the popular breeze the harp of a thousand strings was twanged, and economy in affairs dwelt upon. Just bofore dusk one evening, a dus ky son of the land of the Emperor Montezuma, entered the suburbs of the beautiful little town of Uvalde weak, sick, and debilitated, and applied for aid to thrj county officials. It was necessary to keep him alive, as his vote was as good as Sturman's a cow man who weighed 230 pounds gross weight but it must bo done in an economical way as that would also make a few votes politicians always have these spells just before an election and forget them just after one. The judge sized hiin up. thumped his ribs, made him stick out. his tongue, and diagnosed the case, saying it was unnecessary to put the county to the expense of sending for a physician, and prescribed a big dose of dynamite pills. After feeling bis pulse, an order on a drug store was given and the pills duly admii.istered. The simple child of na ture, however, instead of following the directions end taking three pills every thre ehours. reasoned that the quickest rtnd surest way to reach the seat of the disease, wss to take the whole box at once. The next morning the sheriff, who was president of the Uvalde Badger and Snipe club, unlimited, met the judge at the court house and put on an assumed grave face, when the fol lowing conversation occurred: Judge "Good morning Henry what'3 the news?" Sheriff "Well, bad enough for you." Judge "What do you mean?" Sheriff "Well, that Mexican you doctored is deid." Judge "Dead! Great heavens. Bay lor. I am afraid at this time especially, its going to hurt us In the election, and we had letter straighten the matter up at once." Twenty-five dozen All Linen Damask Towels, Colored Border, Heavy Knot ted Fringe, an Extraordinary Bar- gain. On Monday 20c each, or $2 25 per dozen. "ORGANDIE P0PULAIRS" 7 l-2cyard. Special for Monday 60 pieces of Fresh, New Lawns, Organdie Effects in all the fashionable shades and patterns, a real 12c quality. On Monday 7 l-2c yard. Late effects and colors in Foulard, in 12 yard dress lengths. Per Pattern $12 OO. Fine Wool Novelty, with Persian Silk Stripe, only one pattern of a color. Per Pattern $17,50. WOOL BUNTING! New Colors, in a new Fabric, for Spring wear, 42 in ches wide, Per Yard $1QQ. SHIRT Wisrs. A novelty for tpring: made of all wool Albatross, In all the fashionable colors. Each $3 00 A Few Choice Styles In Plain Taffeta .Waists, with the new sleeve, all shades, c . . Each $6,5Q SPRING SKIRTS. The Poular Skirt for Spring Wear made without lining. We have them in Venetian, Serge, Pebble Cheviot, and all desirable goods. The Prices, $6.00 to $17. 50 - MATCHLESS" HOSIERY. "MATCHLESS" Is the brand of the very best. Hose you can buy, for ser vice, quality, and color. It's made by the Wayne Knitting Company and every pair is guaranteed. Child's Fine Guage Ribbed Black Hose, Child's Fast Red Hose, very fine, r All Black Fine Guage Hose ' 25 cents Split Foot, Fast Black Hose, 25 cents. Extra Fine, AH Black Hose 35 cents or 3 pair for $1.00 CALIFORNIA in tbe Face, But Alan's Corpse. Sheriff "Us! We! Well, I call that gall, why I never diagnosed the poor devil's case. I never pretended to be a physician I never gave him any medicine. I never gave him a remedy simply to save expense to the county. But was in favor of sending for Dr. Watts. All I know is that, whereas the Mexican came in here yes terday alive, he is astiff corpse now, and the worst feature of the thing Is the Mexicans think you were too stin gy to get a doctor, and they say they believe you poisoned him." Judge -Well. don't that bea' Hades?" Sheriff "The man's dead, and the next thing to do is to bury him. Un der all the circumstances I don't think the county ought to be put to expense of his burial." Judge "All right: I'll pay all the ex penses, and although I don't approve of anything that looks like haste: yet at this time of the year I think it best to put him under the ground as soon as possiLle." Sheriff "Well, I'll have his grave dug. and make all necessary prepa rations for his funeral. But you know we can't bury him until after the in quest is held." Judge "Inquest! Why. Baylor, you know we never gave that d . I mean poor Mexican anything but some pills I can prove it by ltarnhill's clerk." Sheriff "Yes. but Barnhill is the man you appointed county commiss ioner, and he says this way of putting a Spanish bit on a poor Mexican, and pulling his head up to a limb and drenching him. without consulting a doctor who has a diploma, don't go down as long as he is commissioner an. I he insists on an inquest and post mortem examination." Judge "Well. don't that beat Hades? I thought 1 was making a j mistake when 1 appointed that Tellow, I and now I know. I just played now. Baylor, you know all the Mex icans and you are popular with them. I want you to help meexplain themat ter. If it gets out it will beat me in the election.'" Sheriff "All right, judge. I will do all I can for you. Yonder is a man I want to see right now." The sheriff met the man. Pat Garrett, STORE. and held a hurried conversation with him. Judge "Good morning. Pat. how -are you, old fel (giving candidate's shake) ; any news out your way?" Pat "Nothing much, but as I came through Mexico I saw a large gathering of Mexicans and rode down among tnem to se what the racket was about, and heard them cursing the gringo judge, and they told me you had pois oned one of their countrymen, and they intended making ,it not for you election day." Judge-'Great heavens. Garrett! Why there ain't a word of truth in It and I can prove by Baylor and Barn hill's clerk, that I only recommended some simple purgative pellets." Pat "Well, I hope so, judge, for if you don't every Mexican in Uvalde county will vote against you, and youH be defeated. But here comes the dep uty sheriff from the jail; maybe he can throw some light on the matter." Judge "Good morning, Seerce; (anxiously) how about that Mexican?" Deputy "What Mexican?" Judge "The Mexican, Juan de Dios, that came here sick yesterday." Deputy "Oh. that fellow. Why, he left here this morning before daybreak, and said he'd see you in Inferno before he would take any more of your reme dies." Grand haw. haw, by the Badger and Snipe club. Judge, with a smile that couldn't have been broader unless his ears had been set a couple of inches further back: "Wewlll. adjourn, boys, to Do ty's. I guess I'll have to set 'em up." George Wythe Baylor. THE COMING PLAY. The coming of Blatchford Kavanagh and Roney's Boys to the Mlar opera house next Tuesday night is causing, no little excitement. The little ones are working like so many little beav ers and a great number of tickets have been sold by them. H. B. Roney the man who is in charge of the boys Is an organist and choir master of many years experience. He was Blatchford Kavanagh 's teacher and much of that singer's success as a boy was due to him. He has brought out many other well known boy singers and the youngsters who are coming here with him are all pupils. They do not sing the clasa of simple songs usu ally expected from children but render music of the best composers. They sing together in duets, trios and quar tets as well as solo work entirely from memory and without accompaniment. The concert in fact promises to be a musical treat. Artemisia, the wife of Mausolus. who built, in honor of her husband, a tomb, so splendid that it has given his name to sepulchral structures, was a bru nette Greek beauty. Her eyes were brilliantly black and her features very regular.