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EL. PASO DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY. MARCH 1. 1901.
Sp-ial to The H raM.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Marcn 10.
The inauguration ceremonies were
interesting and splendiferous from
Splendidville. but they have been else
where written of in the Herald. There
was another proceeding the same day
which was more interesting to a lot
of folks. That is. by the calendar it
ras the same day. but by a legal fic
tion It was Saturday. March 2. There
was no actual adjournment of the sen
ate from the beginning of the sesion
at 11 o'clock Saturday, until noon on
Monday, although there was a recess
from half an hour before midnight.
Saturday, until 3 o'clock Sunday after
noon. After that there was a continu
ous sitting. The interesting thing was
The slaughter of the river and harbor
bill by Senator Carter.
This administration and the last one
is one of the slickest that ever came
down the pike of Time, politically,
and its brightest achievement was this
same slaughter. All through the Fif-ty-sixth
congress the democrats have
leen lured into comparative docility
by the pickings in prospect when the
pork barrel came around. It will be
remembered how Allen told Bryan
there was "no opposition" for him to
join. They have been compromising
i.n this bill and that bill; letting the
Philippine amendment go through:
consenting to the army increase: not
fighting much on revenue reduction,
etc.. all with a view to the ultimate
reward of merit in the river and har
bor bill. Every man in congress had
something coming to him out of the
good big appropriation which was to
The Assassination of the River and
Then at midnight Sunday, after
Morgan was through a "positively last
appearance on the Nicaragua canal
and the senate expected to agree with
the report of the conferees on rivers
and harbors. Carter arose and jammed
his number seven brogan through the
od of the barrel, spilling out the $50.
000.000. which was to be divided. There
by the treasury is richer, but the con
gressmen's districts are poorer. And
great is the moan. Carter was in bet
ter position to do this than any of his
fellows, almost. Montana has no nav-
4 igable rivers and the Montana coast
well, the less said of it the better. That
he was working on an ' understanding
with the white house everybody be
lieves. i alked Twelve Hours Steady.
Carter began talking against the bill I
at midnight and kept it op, practically
V continuously, until it became time for
the inauguration to begin at noon the
next day, when he walked away with as
bright eyes alert step as if he had done
nothing in particular. Under the rules,
voting can not be done until every sen
ator has had his say. And it was all
good straight talk. He did not avail
himself of the common resorts in long
distance speeches, reading pamohlets
not particularly germane, nor did he
wander from his subject. The rest of
the senators sat around in relays
and listened, indignant and tired, yet
amused in spite of themselves. Occas
ionally he gave himself a little respite
however by luring the advocates of the
bill into speeches in Its defense. That
took up time just as well as if he
'had the floor himself.
Little Rivers In Congress.
At one time be began attacking the
provision for improving a lot of South
Carolina creeks with brutal names,
bringing Tillman to his feet with a
characteristic speech during which
Carter rested. Tillman thought:
"The Mississippi Iiself has quit hav
ing any steamboats on it almost, and
the whole scheme of river improvement
is a humbug and a steal: but if you are
going to steal, let us divide it out and
don't go to complaining."
And a iot more pertaining to the spe
cial appropriations attacked. Carter
U hanked kim very nicely and then went
'ahead to describe the Tiagaduce in
Maine, the Cocheco in New Hampshire
4at present nearly six inches den): the
Ho wow of Massachusetts: the Murder
Kill in New Jersey, the Doughboy Bar
in Georgia, all of which were given ap
propriations. For the Altahamba in
Georgia. $10,000 was given and he read
4 report of an army engineer, describ
ing the obstructions as partly due to
overhanging branches, and saying that
low water depth in some places was not
over a foot. The Ouachita in 'Louisi
ana and Arkansas also came fn for
some of the unsought attentions. The
bill provided $300,000 for removing
"snags, logs, wrecks, leaning timber,
etc.." from it. Trinity river in Texas
was another object of his disapproval.
" It was proposed to spend $4,000,000 on
this stream all told, beginning with a
$500,000 appropriation for "cleaning
the river." Afterwards 37 locks and
dams were to be built for the purpose
,-of keeping water in it. at a cost of $3.
175.000. All of this was tough on the
congressmen responsible. Noon and
the end came before a votf could be
taken. Wherefore the river anil harbor
bill is very 'iead.
Roosevelt in the Son at p.
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has been talking of adopting Reed rules
or making some effort for limiting de
bate. However the short session which
ended yesterday was too short to dis
cuss it ami the subject was dropped.
It won't be heard of again likely. The
. senate clings tenaciously to its iradi
tion which gives every member all the
time he wants to talk on any subiect.
and wiile the idea of closure fr.r deliatw
crops up every once and a while, still
it never comes to anything. Teddv
Roosevelt was the fous of the talk
aloiit the departure vesterday. natur
tilly. People expect him to do wonder-
ful things. He would, undoubtedly, if
v he got a chance, hut he won't have
m much of a show. About the only' power
the vice-president has under the pres
ent organization, is appointing the ca
terer to the senate restaurant, and
there is to probability of the senate in
creasing his power. He has made a
fair presiding officer so far. Senator
Frye of Maine was again tlected to his
old position of understudy, or "presi
dent pro tern."
All the nominations sent in by the
president were confirmed without diffi
culty including the cabinet, which re
mains intact for the present. Some of
the members are pretty good men. not
ably Root: but others are not. Gage
has no real business in the republican
party or anywher else except where he
could consort with Mrs. Hetty Green
and other financial old ladies. Long is
rather a weak sister too. while Vilson
is several things in a negative way.
Gage appears to have committed a
howler in his ruling on Russian beet
sugar, assessing the extra duty. Tt has
not been clearly proved that Russia
does pay an export bounty the law
provides for uor customs collecting an
equal surcharge where a bounty is giv
en and in return for Gage's ruling that
she does, she is hitting our man
ufacturers in an unpleasant way. Rus
sia is doing a lot of building or rail
ways and things just now; while they
won't do her much good, probably, she
is paying good money for supplies. And
we don t want to turn It away.
The Carrie Nation Cocktail.
The newest drink in Washington is
the "Carrie Nation cocktail." In Lon
don. I'm told, it's called the "corona
tion cocktail." which sounds about ihe
same and probably tastes about the
same. At a risk of damaging the ten
der interiors of EI fasoans, I'll pre
scribe two dashes of Perchaud bitters,
one-third sufficiency of anisette, two
thirds hufficiency of Geneva gin; all to
be well shaken, strained and served
with a bit of lemon cut hatchet shaped.
D. O F.
GEORGE FRANCIS GiLMAN DEAD.
Head of Atlantic and Pacific Tea Stores
and Reputed Worth $40,000,000.
Bridgeport. Conn. George Francis
Oilman of the system of the Great At
lantic and Pacific Tea Stores through
out the United States, died suddenly
at his residence in Black Rock from an
acute attack of Brigbt's diease early
yesterday morning. He was 75 years
old, and reputed to be worth $40,000.-
000. Mr. Gilman had been ill only a
few days, and had refused to have any
of the attendants in his home send for
a physician. He prided himself on his
good health, and he had an inordinate
aversion to the idea of sickness and
Mr. Gilman was born in Waterville.
Me., in 1825. His wife died six years
ago. and his nearest surviving relatives
are a brother and nephew, in this city.
He was a most eccentric character and
the wealthiest resident and the most
lavish entertainer in Fairfield county.
Many noted New Yorkers will remem
ber him kindly, for he was a prince as
an entertainer. His handsome resid
ence in Black Rock reveals some of
his eccentric characteristics. There are
no bells or knockers at any of its en
trances. There are no clocks in the
house for time was nothing to Mr. Gil
man. His aversion to the subject of
death was so pronounced that he re
fused positively to talk or read about
it. If he met a funeral on his drives
about the country he would turn about
so as not to pass it. He would not ride
on a train on which there was a corpse.
It is presumed that his death will not
Interrupt the great system of tea
stores throughout the country. One of
his business methods was that each of
his 285 stores was to send him a one
dollar bill each day.
CAR SEAT FIGHT ENDED.
Man Who Occupied Entire Seat Pays
Man Who Wanted it $300.
Hartford The suit of Harry R Wil
liams, a patent lawyer of this city,
against W. W. Chase of Newburg. N.
Y..to recover damages of $5,000 for an
allleged tssault, was settled by the de
fendant paying the plaintiff $300 in the
The case occasioned considerable
comment when it was brought in Aug
ust of last year. The trouble between
Mr. Williams and r. Chase occurred on
a tain of the New York. New Haven
At HartfordRailroad company on Aug
ust 13. Mr. Chase boarded the train
at Providence for Moosup, and he car
ried a dress suit case and a grip which
he placed in a seat next to a window
and sat on the outside portion of the
seat. Mr. and Mrs. Williams went into
the car later and there was some trou
ble between Mr. Chase and Mr. Wil
liams about the baggage being in the
seat, and Mr. Chase is said to have
assaulted Mr. Williams just as he
iChase) was about to leave the train at
Moosup. It was about this alleged as
sault that the action for damages was
based, and suit was brought for 5.oon.
Chase admitted that he struck Mr. Wil
liams, but said that h acted in s"lf-defense.
Reports show a greatly increased
death rate from the throat and lung
troubles, due to the prevalence of
croup, pneumonia and grippe. We ad
vise the use of One Minute oCugr Cure
in all or thes. difficu'.tlrs It is the
only harmless remedv that gives Im
mediate results. Children Ike it
Fred Scbaefr. druggist.
Pawn Brokers. Rail Road Ticket
Brokers. Money Brokers, and Diamond
Silberberg Bros., the Brokers.
102 San Antonio street, next to First
Mrs. J. H. Comstock. the florist. ha.
cut flowers, potted plants, and flora
decorations. 'Phone 493.
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ASSORTMENT
OF SEASONABLE MERCHANDISE
AL SALE 01
GREAT BARGAINS IN SILKS.
8QO yards of Japan Silks, all shades, fully worth 5Qr, for Monday-only 25c
A small lot of about 15Q ladies Silk Waists in extensive variety of designs. The
latest styles a"d all sizes. Cheap at $5.00 each, for Monday only $3-98.
The above are all this season's weave, lustrious and soft, and offer exceptional values.
lOO dozen Habutai Silk Initial H andkerchief - 22x1 1-2 hem. Our regular 5Qc
art-cle. Will go Monday at only 25c.
lOO dozen ladies' Dropstitched Hose. Hermsdorf dye, sizes 8 to IP. bur regular
price is 33 1 3. They will go on Monday at 2Qc a pair.
The Fast Black Dye of Louis Hermsdorf is the accepted Standard of Ouplily.
It will be o the ad
vantage of every
lady to examine our
beautiful and well as
sorted stock of Neck
wear, which is the
most complete and
up - to - date ever
brought to this city.
A glance at our cor
ner window will con
vince the ladies tat
they talk for them-hem.
selves Listen to
We only handle
the best brards in
the mark-t. such as
French P. D. Corset
the J. B. the W. B.'
the Kabo and the
latent in straight
fronts 'A i a Spirite'
We invite special atten
tion to our large ana at
tractive line of spring
weight skirts in all shades
such as grey, tan, castor,
navy, red and black- They
range in price from $2.75
to $16-75. No arguments
needed to support these
We offer great bargains in the very
latest Rainy Day Skirts and Suits Suit
able for spring wear.
Our plain and fancy black Taffeta
Skirts cannot be surpassed in style and
prices. We have them from $7.5C to
The finest products
in this line can be seen
In our Ready Made
goods department and
are by far the most
beautiful of their kind
ever shown in this city
Thev come in the most
lashionable shades of
Taffeta and Brocaded
Silks, some lace trim
mrd and others in the
latest applique trim
ming effects. Inspec
It is unnecessary to enu
merate the good qualities
of these fabrics as every
body well knows what they
are. Anybody wishing a
perfect Tit should notfail to
call at our Corset department.
Spring and Summer Waists
We invite everybody to ex
amine our well assorted stock ol
ladies waists for spring and sum.
mer wear. We especiilly call at
tention to our beautiful White
Lawn Waists, some are trimmed
in Valenciennes Lace, some in the
very finest Swiss Embroideries
and are beyond coubt the nicest
styles that can be seen anywhere.
Other articles too numerous to men
tion can always be seen at our Ready
Made goods department which is the
most complete and best assorted in
,io 5 ra. WATCH OUR SHiiW WINDOW HM'Uv.
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