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IE C VE LOWEST CES ON BEST PROPERTIES IN EL PASO. We are now offering a bargain on S. Oregon Street r We Office Oregon Street, Broiison McKinley Invited .THE CITY COUNCIL. AT LAST TAKES ACTION AT THE HER ALDS SUGGESTION. The Council Meeting Last Night Was One of Considerable Interest. Over charges on Groceries, Being Certain Remarks from a Candidate for the Mayoralty. Iast night the council, at the sug gestion of Mayor Magoffin, officially invfted President McKinley to stop ov er in this city on his westward tour as the guest of the municipality. Among other business transacted by he council was the sensational alle gation made by Alderman Burton that groceries sold to the pest house had been charged in many instances at the rate of 50 per cent above market prices and that the exorbitant prices had been .charged and allowed for a long time. When the clerk called the roll all answered but Mr. Ogden and he came in Tatar. The minutes were read and approved. The clerk submitted the report of the assessor and collector showing the back taxes collected. The report went to the taxation committee. Alderman Ogden (chairman) recom mended that the petition of Krakauer. Zork and Moye for a railway spur to their warehouse be granted. So ordered. A Sewer. At Last. Alderman Badger recommended that the petition of property holders for a sewer 900 feet in length along the al ley between Texas and Myrtle streets be granted. !C3 ' He said he had made a personal in spection, accompanied by the city en gineer, and' carefully estimated the cost. Some of the property holders agreed to put up $5 each. The report was adopted. ' The chairman of the finance commit tee, Mr. Clifford, presented the follow ing budget of bills, which were al lowed : Street and park work $66.50: Payne- Bacger Coal Co., $7.50: J. M. O'Connor. $5: T. H. Bennett. $116.10; W. R. Grayson. $35.75; Palace Drug ' and News. $1.20; Escajeda Bros.. $1.30; Dunne and McCarthy. $5.75: El Paso Gas. Electric Light and Power com pany. $15.30; O. T. Basett & Co., $4; T. H. Bennett. $9.05; J. Vobbe & Co., $1.50: Henry Breiten. $12.95; Water .Co.. $821.13: El Paso Water Co.. $28.95: El Paso Transfer Co.. $210: Payne Badger Coal Co.. .90: Kelly & Pollard. $73.15: R- D. Richey. $3.75; Star Stables $4.75: International Light anil Power Co.. $377.23: County hospital bills. $110.30: for care of paupers: El Paso Transfer Co.. $4: J. J. O'Neill, (grocer 122 feet We have some Choice Bargains Left on Texas Street. Have for Sale the Cheapest piec of Property on South Stanton Street. This Price will only Stand for a Few . Days. The Pierson Hotel Property:- St- Louis Street and G. H. Railroad. This is a bargain for somebody. Call and get our Prices, If they ies furnished to pest house). $52.95: O. G. Seeton. $14.40: Fenchler Bros., 19. 55; Internationtl Stock Yards. $5.25; G. A. Kaseman, $26.90; Kelly & Pollard $33.95; A. Stolaroff. $1.55; Kelly & Pol lard, $13.60. A Hitch. The bill of S. S. Thorne for furnish ing water to the pest house for a per iod of twenty months at the rate of $5. per month, caused some discussion. The council objected to paying for wa ter prior to the date the contract was signed for piping water to the pest house. Alderman Brunner explained that John Connors was hauling the water himself and the bill was about to be thrown out when Dr. Race suggested that it be referred back to the fire and water committee. So ordered. W. S. McCutcheon. of the Interna tional Light company, urged that his bill for more than $700 be allowed, saying that his company needed the money. This was the accumulated money, which had been held back dur ing the past several months. Judge Kemp said that any payment made could be made with the same un derstanding as heretofore. Alderman Burton remarked that the company was asking for money that had been held back heretofore and he was not in the habit of doing business that way. Alderman Grant said the issue be tween the city and company should have been settled months ago. Alderman Ogden replied that he be lieved in paying for what he got and nothing more. The city attorney said the minutes should show that the city was fully protected by setting forth that no rights were waived. Mr. McCntcheon accepted payment under those condi tions. .Pest House Groceries. tees Mr. Burton said in checking over the 'pest house grocery bills he had . 1 XI . . I .-.... ... luunii inai jonnny u rsein. ine grocer, was charging excessive rates for many articles furnished. He said he had rung O'Neill up and he had replied that he was charging more to the city be cause the payment was in scrip. i ne ciry. ne Raul, "can better af ford to pay cash than to pay exhorbi tant prices for goods. This thing has been going on for some time and it has apparently heretofore been over looked by persons whose duty it was to check up these accounts." Alderman Ogden recommended that hereafter all orders for groceries for the pest house go through the hands of the health committee. Alderman Clifford s;iiil lie didn't think such arrangement would be prac ticable. Alderman Ogden claimed the idea w.is perfectly feasible ami wanted to know why it couldn't be done. Alderman Burton alleged that in many instances goods had been sold on Kansas, THIS IS FINE WAREHOUSE PROPERTY. A. P. COLES & to the city for the pest house at an advance of 50 per cent above regular prices. Alderman Ogden's recommendation prevailed. Offered a Park. A. P. Coles addressed the council, tendering the city a public park in Franklin heights, as described in yes terday's Herald. The park is to be situated at a point selected by Messrs. Coles. Long and a council representa tive and to be beautified by the city. Alderman Ogden wanted to know if the park wouldn't help the real estate thereabout. "It certainly will." said Mr. Coles. "It will also help the city. If you don't want the park don't take it." On motion of Alderman Brunner the street improvement committee was authorized to select the park site. A communication from A. P. Root asked that the city lay no claim to a lot 18 inches in width fronting on the west side of El Paso street at the cor ner of Overland. Attorney Millard Patterson explain ed that a suit was pending between ; Phil Young and A. P. Root for 18 inch es dividing their property, which was occasioned by reason of the corner building having leen set 18 inches to the-north Instead of on the Overland street line. Mayor Magollin said he had been pay ing taxes on 18 inches of street there for twenty years and it was time the matter was adjusted. Referred to the taxation committee th city attorney ami the city engin eer. A vote of thanks for the new fire engine came from the fire department. Filed. The department's request for drains for the horse stalls went to the fire and water and sewer committee. Bids for street crossings were sub mitted as follows: It. Hibhert. native stone. $187 each crossing: New Mexico stone, $175 each crossing. El Paso Fuel Co. Stone (lagging, square foot 73 c ents: asphaltum square foot 47 cents: vitrified brick, square foot. IIS1," cents. R. C. Lowell. Asphaltum cross walk $1.50 per linear foot, or $60 per cross walk, under a ten year guarantee. Alderman Ogden arose to state that the contemplated expenditure was a needless one; that, there was gooil (lagging at the crossings all over town and all that was necessary was to raise them at. certain places. Alderman Clifford disagreed with him anil urged the necessity for cross ings. The mayor said it would cost over f'O'ld to do the work. Further discussion followed. Alder man Ogden approving asphaltum. The bids went to the city engineer to figure out. which of them was the most favorable. McKinley Invited. Mayor Magoffin suggested that an Corner First Street. are not the Lowest don't buy. T Block. invitation should be extended to Pres ident McKinley to visit El Paso. He said if funds were needed they could be raised. Alderman Ogden moved that the in vitation be extended and it was so or dered. Alderman Badger referred to, the pro vision in the city charter requiring each retiring- administration to fix the salaries for the succeeding adminis tration. Referred to the ordinance committee and county attorney. CUBA AS A PEST-HOLE. From the Minneapolis Tribune. A Minneapolis gentleman who has re cently returned from Cuba says that notwithstanding the efficient admin istration of Governor General Wood, and the great reforms he has wrought in sanitation and otherwise, there is great dissatisfaction with him among the natives. "The Cubans," he says, "are not at all grateful for the im provements made. They claim that the cleaning up of the city of Havana in or der to prevent yellow fever has been done entirely in the interest of the Americans in Cuba: that the Cubans do not mind the Yellow Jack, and are much dissatisfied with the use that has been made of the revenues for public improvement." In the aliove revelation of the atti tude of the Cubans towards sanitation and public improvements we get a glimpse of the kind of government that would be likely to prevail in the island under unrestricted native rule. To the native mind it is a sheer waste to spend money on public improvements that might be more profitably stolen by the officials, according to the practice un der the old Spanish regime. The sanitation of Havana has a wid er range of usefulness than the benefit of the Americans in Cuba, even if the Cubans do not mind the "Yellow Jack." It is for the benefit of the people resi dent in the United States as well. As was shown by a recent quotation in these columns from the Atlanta Con stitution, the aource of infection of the yellow fever epidemics which have sev eral times ravaged our southern States has been Havana or some other Cuban port. These yellow fever epidemics have slaughtered thousands of people and don- millions of dollars wortn of damage to trade and industry in this country. If the Cuban idea prevails. Cuba would continue to be a source of infection and a constant menace to the health and prosperity of the United States. It seris strange thnt under these circumstances any American should fa vor the policy of the United States get ting out of Cuba and letting the Cubans have their own way. The Cubans should first be made to give guarantees of gooil government, and among such guarantees should be included a pledge to continue the sanitary regulations In augurated by General Wood or better ons under penalty of having the con trol of the island taken out of their hands if they fail to keep the pledge. 130 feet front on both t Kansas and Campbell Streets by 260 feet on BROTHERS, A WOMAN'S AWFUL PERIL. "There Is only one chance to save your life and that Is through an opera tion." were the startling words heard by Mrs. T. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridge, Wis. from her doctor after he had vainly tried to cure her of a frightful ease of stomach trouble and yellow jaundice. Gall stones had formed and she con stantly grew worse. Then she began to use Electric Bitters which wholly cured her. It's a wonderful Stomach, Liver and Kidney remedy. Cures dys pepsia. Loss of Appetite. Try It. Only 60 cents. Guaranteed. For sale by W. A. Irvin Co. SPRING OPENING. Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Spring Novelties in High Class Mil linery. Everybody invited. Mrs. M. E. Brack 306 San Antonio St. FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wild colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twen ty-five cents a bottle. For the weakness and prostration following grippe there is nothing so prompt and effective as One Minute Cough Cure. This preparation is high ly endorsed as an unfailing remedy for all throat and lung troubles and its early use prevents consumption. It was made to cure quickly. Fred Schaefer, druggist. SPRING OPENING. Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Spring Novelties in High Class Mil linery. Everybody invited. Mrs. M. E. Bruck 306 San Antonio St Mrs. Howell, Ladles Hair Dresser and Manicurist. Hair shampooed with soft water and dried in half an hour by the use of the warm air dryer, price 50 cents. Face massage. Just received full line of switches and pompadour rolls. U4 MESA AVE. TEL 224. 4 RINGS. If voiir chimney does not draw and you want it fixed, call up the El Paso Sheet Metal Works. 219 North Stan ton street, telephone 54S. POPULAR WANTS, 10 cents a line. once: 20 cents a line, three tiroes. Sis words to line. Everything in drugs at Campbell ft Grayson's. BEAUTIFUL ROSES AT POTTER & WHITE'S. Try The Herald's Popular Wants. Railroad Schedule TIME. All the times noted in the following schedule are given according to El Paso local time Mountain standard time. Travelers should note that in its own time table each road has its own stan dard, as follows: Santa Fe, same as El Paso local time. White Oaks, same as El Paso local time. Texas and Pacific, Central standard time, one hour faster than local time. G. H. ft S. A., Central standard time, one hour faster than local time. Mexican Central, City of Mexico time, nearly twenty minutes faster than local time. -. . Sierra Madre, City of Mexico time, nearly twenty minutes faster than local time. Southern Pacific, Pacific standard time, one hour slower than local time. SANTA FE. Depot South Santa Fe street, take street cars. For Kansas City, Chicago, Denver, and California. Leave 9:15 p. m. Arrive 8 a. m. WHITE OAKS. Depot eight blocks east of postomce. For Alamogordo, Capit&n, and Cloud croft. Leave 10:30 a. m. Arrive 6:00 p. m. TEXAS AND PACIFIC. Depot two blocks" east of court house. For the Pecos Valley, Dallas, St. Louis, and New Orleans. Leave 6:50 a. m. Arrive 7:20 p. m. G. H. ft S. A. Depot two blocks east of plaza. For San Antonio, Galveston, New Orleans, and the east. Leave 7:20 p. m. Arrive 7:40 a. m. Sunset Limited: Leave Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:00 a. xa. Arrive Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fri days at 9:00 p. m. MEXICAN CENTRAL. Depot South Santa Fe street. For Chihuahua and the City of Mex ico. Leave El Paso 9:40 a. m Juarea, 10:40 a. m. Arrive El Paso 6:40 p. m. SIERRA MADRE. Depot in Juarez, take street cars. For Lake Santa Maria, Casas Gran des, and the Sierra Madre. Leave 8 a. m. Arrive 3:50 p. m. SOUTHERN PACIFIC. Depot two blocks east of plaza. For Los Angeles and San Francisco. Leave 8:20 a. m. Arrive 7 p.m. Sunset Limited: Leave Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9:20 p. m. Arrive Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fri days at 7:40 a. m.