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EL PASO HERALD
Fine corner on Stanton street,
north of tracks, close In. Terms.
6 room brick, south front, Boule
vard, close in, $4250. Terms.
5 room brick, close in, $4200, on
Prospect Ave. Terms.
5 room house, Bassett Ave., 25x
120, near car line, $1275; halfscash,
balance one and two years. Must
be sold at once.
Three large rooms, 50x140, 1 block
from South-western shops, $1050.
New 8 room, two ston house, red
pressed brick, 'on two southeast cor
ner lots, elegant home, north side,
$7S50. Terms. 1
85,000 acres fine land in Mexico, 10
miles from the. American border, all
under fence, am running streams and
several springs; about 5000 tillable
land and the balance very fine
grazing, at $1.35 per acre. Terms.
will be given a decided
Plans for the American National bank
block have not yet been completed, but
are expected to he ready xor the con
tractors on or before the first of Feb
ruary. President T. M. Wingo, of the
bank, stated today that the contractors
would be given 30 days in which to bid
on the plans, and the actual construc
tion of the new bank block -would prob
ably not begin before March 1.
Contractor J. R. Bogardus has erect
ed a corrugated iron shop on South El
Paso street, at a cost of $200.
The Carr Drug company is complet
ing work of remodeling a front in the
"Van Blarcom building, on Texas street,
near Stanton, 'at a cost of $400.
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front of the Bijou theater, on South El
Paso street, at a cost of $475. The work
was done by contractors Stewart &
George B. Brady has completed a
stable and blacksmith shop at Texas
and Eucalyptus streets, at a cost of
Hewitt & Son, contractors, have re
modeled the front and completed the
interior work on the Crawford shoe
store, San Antonio street, which was re
cently damaged by fire. A. P. Coles &
Bro. are agents for the building.
The anouncement is made by Trost &
Not One Woman
Out of a Hundred
rifi ever chaage back to orde
Kary vaaOla, when she has
There's as rsach difference
za the strength and flavor of
Burnetts Vanilla and the
cheap, common Hods, as there
is between pare, rich ice cream
and the this, weak cornstarch
Always insist on getting
You wUlhafoe Setter
desserts if you do.
DR. X. G. CHE HOK,
Chinese Physician, Cures
A.ung trouble, asth
ma, catarrh In all
Its forms, dyspep
heart disease, kid
ney, liver and blad
der trouble, rheu
matism and blood
cer cured. No mer
cury or minerals
used. Nervous de
bility cured as by
peculiar to women J
cured without a
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A3SAYZRS & CHEIPSTS
independent Assay Office
D. "W. Reckkabt. E.M., Proprietor.
Agent for Ore Shippers Assays and
Chemical Analysis. Mines Examined
and Reported Upon. Bullion Work e
Specialty. p Q- Box
Office and Laboratory:
Cr. Saa Fraadsce & CiJteatHstSts.
EL PASO. TEXAS.
Custom Assay Office
CRITCHETT ft FERGUSON,
Successors to Hughes & Crltchett.
Acc&yers. Chemists. Metallurgists.
Acrenls for Or Shippers.
522 San Francisco St. Phone 334.
WREGKERS' MM ROOM FOB SKY
190 acres near Clint, partly im
proved and fenced, at $70 per acre.
40 acres near Belen, Socorro
grant, at $60 per acre. Terms.
32 acres near Socorro, on the
county road, at $62 per acre. Terms.
25 acres near depot at Ysleta, $100
per acre. Terms.
61 acres on county road, fine level
land, near Clint, at $55 per acre.
6 room brick, south front, on
"Montana street, near Houston Park,
52x120. with lawn and trees, stables
and sheds, elegant home, $7350.
TVe have some choice business
property, close in, on San Antonio,
Myrtle Ave., Texas St.. St. L,ouis St.
and Stanton . St. Sonne beautiful
building sites in -any part of the
city. It will pay you to see us if
you are wanting city property or
Trost that a mission style .seminarv Is
Demg planned for the proposed El Paso
Bids on the Roberts & Banner build
ing, at the -corner of St. Louis street
and Mesa avenue, -will be opened by
Trost & Trost Saturday. The structure
is to be four stories and the estimated
cost is 95,000.
Bids hare been called for on the five
story reinforced concrete structure
which Mrs. Z. B. Clandy contemplates
building on Broad-way, just south of the
five story Caples building. The esti
mated cost on this structure, designed
by Trost & Trost, Is $100,000. Mrs.
Clardy -will return to the city .soon, and
upon her return the bids -will be opened.
"Work of preparing plans for the re-
modeling of the Mills building, at the
St Louis and Oregon streets!
I is-progressing. The plans are beings
made by Trost &. Trost, and the total
cost of the improvement will be between
$65,000 and $80,000. The same archi
tects are also working on the plans for
remodeling the Sheldon -otel, and this
will call for an expenditure of about
Negotiations are still in progress for
the improvement of the property at the
corner of San Antonio street and Mesa
avenue, this structure to be erected by
Richard Caples and W. A. Morehouse,
who owns the property adjoining on
the west that of Richard Caples. The
new building will probably be four
stories and of reinforced concrete
Architect Ed. Kneezell is completing
plans for the D. W. Reckhart building,
which will be erected on San Francisco
street, near Santa Fe. The business
structure will be two stories high and
will cost about $30,000. According to
present plans, work will be started on
the property before the close of Feb
ruary. STBEET GRADING-
Corto. West .Boulevard and
"Grant Alley" Are Put
The city street forces are still en
gaged in cutting down "West Boulevard
(the extension of North Santa Fe street'
up to Rio- Grande, and ought to have
it finished in a short time. Many hun
dred loads of dirt have been taken out,
and Ihe grade has been cut down 15 or
20 feet in places.
Corto street- has also been cut down
to grade with Prospect avenue, leaving
some of the Corto street property several
feet above grade, but in position for
making some nice terraces on the street.
W. G-. Ilowe Is Interested in
the Work, Owning Prop
erty on the Street, and
Wants It Carried Out.
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Roe, general superintendent of the Ala- ; has been brought down from the nioun
mogordo Lumber company, to J. G. Mc- J tains on the Io,gs, consisting of black
Nary, chairman of the committee on the , dirt, rotton bark and sediment of rot
work. Not only does Mr. Roe announce ten wood, some of which we sent down
his approval of the plan, but he makes j last year to !he railroad people to fill
a generous orrer, expiameu in me iui
lowlng extracts from his letter:
"I note in The El Paso Herald your
statement with reference to property
owners on Rio Grande street not being
very enthusiastic with reference to
parking the street, and that they are
paying up as promptly as might be J
jcted. For your information, I am
a property holder on Rio Grande street,
and regret that T am not familiar with
the working of the property owners
enough to send you my check for my
part at this time, but would thank you
to advise me what is expected of the
property owners, and assure ypu that I
will be glad to jdo my part, and do any
thing that is'-agreeable to the majority,
The new E. Kohlberg residence Is on i
the corner of Corto and "tt'est Boule- I
vard, which have just been cut down,
and the yard is now hieing terraced.
Mr. Kohlberg has put down cement
walks in front of his residence on both
streets, and is preparing to make a J
very pretty plae, as the residence is i
is or lo feet above the streets, giving
room for a splendid terrace effect.
Grant avenue (the alley running from
Corto street down to Upson avenue, be
tween "Santa Fe and Prospect) has
been filled in and graded by the city,
and it is now possible for residents on
these two streets to get in from the
rear with wagons and automobiles. This
was formerly impossible, as the alley
was washed into gullies and arrojas
until it was impassable.
TWO STEW CHURCHES
TO BE BUILT SOON
Highland Park Baptists ip
Build; Also the Chris
Two new churches will be built soon.
A $15,000 edifice Is to be erected soon
by the Highland Park Baptists, the
church having acquired lots 17 to 20, in
block 56. of that addition, for the
Plans for the new house of worship
are now being prepared, and a contract
for the building will be let soon. The
Highland Park Baptist church recently
sold Its chapel to the city for $2250, and
the city is now remodeling the building
for use as the Highland Park fire sta
tion. Trost & Trost-are preparing plans for
the First Church of Christ (Scientist),
which will erect a new church building
at the corner of Montana and Stanton
streets, at a cost of $10,000.
BIG- WAREHOUSE FOR
THE E. E. ETEFF CO.
Southwestern -Starts "Work
on Another Structure to
"Work has been started by the El
Paso & South-western on a big -warehouse
for the E. E. Neff company, the
building to front on North Santa -e
street and continue along the railroad
track the extent of the Neff yard prop
erty. The structure -will be two stories and
-will have a large basement of rein
forced concrete. The improvement will
cost between $10,000 and $12,000. Hew
itt & Sou have the contract.
THE FAME OF EL PASO
BRINGS LARGE INVESTORS.
The Xorth Is Sending to Business Cap
ital of Southwest Many Pro
In city growth Ei jpaso is now re
ceiving what is called by scholars the
unearned increment. Her boosters have
spread over the country the news that
EI Paso Is a live city, and the terri
tory adjacent has grown until many
persons of wealth are coming unsolicit
ed and uninfluenced by direct salesman
ship, or advertising, to invest in the real
estate of this city.
A number of instances of growth, by
the coming to Ei Paso, of capitalists
from other cities have been presented
Trade papers and others are placing
El Paso along with the best in strides
toward metropolitan growth. They hear
of El Pao through railroad advertising
and otherwise, and they come to make )
How many of these Investors come
from Texas, however, is a fact not gen
Local real estate dealers who handle
large tracts of land and the larger
things in business property and its de
velopment, say fully 50 percent of their
business is done with eastern people.
The changes in the character of this
part of the state will bring to El Paso
another kind of Investor. The cattle
man whose ranch is now needed by the
farmer Is buying land In many in
stances across the Rio Grande.
BAZAAR. TO HAVE XEW HOME
OX SAX AXTOXIO STREET.
Dr. S. T. Turner is now remodeling
his double store building on San An
tonio street, east of Mesa avenue, for
Hayjnon Krupp, propr.etor of the Ba
zaar. The partition which was put In for a
moving picture show has been taken
out, as well as the raised flooring. The
permanent awning will be taken down
in front of the building, and other im
provements made at a cost of about
The Bazaar will then move from the
corner of San Antonio and Mesa avenue
to the new location.
SMALL STORE I1UILDIXGS
Progress is being made on the con
struction of numerous small storerooms
on the Bassett property," at the corner
of Texas and Stanton streets.
The stores extend a half block along
Stanton street and a like distance along
Texas street. The improvement is be
ing anade by a lease, at a cost of about
$5000. Sorenson & Morgan are doing
3IRS. E. B. arARIOX TO
BUILD JVEW FLATS.
Mrs. E. B. Marion will erect a flat
building at the corner of Oregon and
Arizona streets, at a cost of $27,500.
The contract has been awarded to con
tractor "W. G. Jolly, and work is to be
started In the near future.
nut. num rc
I am very much in favor of making Rio
Grande street one of the nicest streets
in El Paso, and will put up my share
with any of them. I am in favor of the
very best pavements that can be had,
as stated before, and will agree with
"rou spoke of using something for a
fertilizer, and MsItip- nmnav inM nnd
ill. 1. .. " rr-- ,
in mis connection would suggest that
herA nt Umn,i i ,tn i
"uiu(,uiuu in uui mill pvwu i
In their little park next to the South
western building, which I would be glad
to" furnish you free, and it will only
cost you for the loading and freight,
and I would imagine would make you a
cheap and excellent soil, mixed with
Ordinary soil that you would get there.
It would be too rich to put in by itself
and one carload would be sufficient to
mix -svlth several carloads of the dirt
taken from the streets.
"If you decide to do this, I would be
glad to superintend the loading and
everything at this end for the enter
prise gratis, and simply hope that you
""Hi get all' the, support that you may
require to make itio uranue street a
cicdit to El Paso"
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In Other Instances Improvements Being Made, Stables
Built and General Improvements Inaugurated -Numerous
Apartment Houses and Flats in Dif
ferent Parts of the City.
Activity In the residence section of the
city, in the way of new homes, improve
ments to old ones, new apartment
houses, new flats, garages, stables and
other buildings of a like character, was
never more appaient than at present.
There has been a steady, continued
growth In residences and residence im
provements sidewalks, terraces, artis
tic yard work and alL that goes to
make the homes prettier in El Paso,
and never a letup at any time for sev
eral years past. At present, far from
any check being noticeable, it is just
the other way; if anything, there is
more improvement activity in the resi
dence lections than has been noticeable
for a long time.
Contractor King "Worley Is rebuilding
his residence in Altura Park addition,
which was destroyed by fire several
mouths ago. The improvement was
made at a cost el $1500.
The Anderson-Bennett Realty company
is erecting a residence in block 103,
Graudview addition, at a cost of $3000.
S- R. Emory, contractor, is building
,;J nhi inn rrZ "sldence on Rio Grande street, at -cottage
in block 100, Grand- . . Ho,n rtOT1
a five room
view addition, at a cost of $2500
Trost & Trost have made plans for a
one story concrete building for the
Citizens' Bank and Trust company, at
Blsbee, Ariz., the structure to cost about
Deals were closed by the Anderson
Bennett Realty compay, during the
month of January, as follows: For the
erection of a house for O. D. and Pene
lope Davis by the Phoenix-El Paso
Building company, on Rio Grande street,
at a cost of $3425; the erection of a
house for Mrs. Louise Biefer by the
Phoenix-El Paso Building company, In
Grandvlew, at a cost of $3481; the sale
of four lots in Highland Park to J. A.
Jolly and J- "W. Cox, for $1100.
J. G. Lowman is erecting a residence
on lots 31 and 32, in block 85, High
land Park addition, at a cost of $2000.
"W. w. Greek, contractor, "Is complet
ing a one story warehouse for TV. R.
Thurston, in Lincoln Parktaddition, near
the tracks of the G., H. & S. A. The
improvement cost about $1200.
TV. F. Duval has completed a brick
store in Highland Park, at a cost of
$5000, and it is now being occupied by
the Highland Park grocery. In the rear
of the store Mr. Duval is erecting a six
room pressed brick cottage, at a cost
TV". B. Gillespie, of Krakauer, Zork &
Moye, is having plans drawn by Trost
& Trost for a residence at the corner
of Upson avenue, West Boulevard aud
Diaz street. The improvement is to be
made at a cost of $12,000.
Progress is being made by contractor
King "Worley on the residence which
county clerk Park "W. Pitman is erect
ing in Golden Hill addition, at a cost of
Contractor Emory is completing the
"W. K. Preston residence in Mundy
Heights ,at a cost of about $4000.
Contractor "W. G. Jolly is building an
$1850 cottage on Rio Grande street, for
the Phoenix-El Paso Building company.
J. "W. Stevens has erected a concrete
stable in the rear of his property, on
Cloudcroft street, at a cost of $250.
Theo. O. Sauer Is erecting a cottage
in Military Heights addition, at a cost
Contractors Corning & Gray have
completed a residence for J. H. May
field, at the corner of Newman and Ari
zona streets, at a cost of $2500.
Four cottages on Arizona street, near
Huttou, have been completed by R. R.
"Wells, each at a cost of about $2500.
G. O. "Woolverton Is building a five
room, cement block residence, at Frutas
and Rayner streets, at a cost of about
Contarctor L. F. Clark is completing a
five room cottage for "W. J. Fewel, on
Noble street, between Myrtle and Texas
streets, at a cost of $3600.
Contractor C. F. . Bock Is erecting
HE DO! ON EL
Many Business Houses Change Locations and Many
Stores in That Neighborhood to Be Improved and
Rebuilt--Property on What Will Be West San
Antonio Is Rising in Value.
It is moving day, all right, in the
location of the proposed cur of san An
tonio street through the buildings on
the west side of South El Paso street.
The proposed, joining of San Antonio
and Sonora streets has caused a real
estate house cleaning, or rather reso
lutions, in that regard.
The old Odd Fellows building at 206
South El Paso street, putcnasyeG by Jo
seph L. Kopf some months ago, will be
remodeled. The Gem saloon, at No. 125,
owned by Mr. Kopf, with a cigar store
and possibly a restaurant, -will occupy
the ground floor. The second floor will
be used for offices, with the lodge room
in the third story as at present. Fcs
sett & Kelly will move to Nos. 214 and
212, the R- C. Lightbocy company al
ready removing from that location to
Texas and Mesa streets.
The San Antonio street Intersection
will necessitate the removal of the pres
ent Gem saloon one story building, a
brick front adobe occupied by the East
ern Grill restaurant, and Sol I. Berg's
old store, according to the understand
ing of the property owners.
Caught in the moving- cay -wave, the
Carr Drug company already has moved
from 109 South El Paso street to 202 1-2
and 204 Texas street, ana Doc Sing, it
Is understoood, Is to have the di'ug
a residence on North El Paso street,
near the rim of the mesa, for Ralph
Loomis, at a cost of about $5000.
Contractor King "Worley is building a
residence on North El Paso street, near
California street, at a cost of about
Contractor King Worley is completing
the Arthur Fullan residence, on North
El Paso street ,at a cost of about $6000.
Contractor- W. G. Jolly is -completing
two residences for Matthews & Dyer,
at Lee and Rio Grande streets, at a
cost of about $4000 each.
Nicholas Abraham has contracted for
an apartment house at Santa Fe and
Seventh streets, at a cost of about $7i-0.
L. F. Clark, contractor, is finishing
two residences' for J. F. Dowling, at
the corner of Lee and "Wyoming streets,
at a cost of $2600 each.
J.4E. Bischoff is building a two story
bv contractor J. E. Neff.
George Bailey has erected an addition
to' his dwelling on Oklahoma street, Bas
sett addition ,at a cost of $50.
Contractor J. C. "Worthington is build
Ins: a two story residence on Arizona
street, for C. A. Cox, at a cost of about
J. A. Rogers Is building a residence
at the corner of Broadway and Eighth
streets, at a cost of 1000.
Pablo "Villanuva has erected an adobe
residence on Michigan avenue, at a cost
Contractor George Beaudette Is com
pleting a residence on Roosevelt street.
fcMundy Heights addition, at a cost or
! about $2250.
I. C. Ruby is erecting a residence at
Indiana and Copper streets. Highland
Park addition, at a cost of about $2000.
Isaac Loss has made improvements
in his property at the corner of Palm
and Bassett streets, at a cost of $80.
The Great Texas Realty company is
completing a two story apartment house
on "West Missouri street, near Fisher,
at a cost of $6500.
Contractor T. R. Francis is erecting
two residences at Boulevard and Dallas
street, each at a cost ot about $3300.
C. "W. Switzer is building a two room
brick cottage, Jn block 14. East El Paso,
at a cost of about $600.
H. O. "Workman is building a dwelling
on Aurora street, at a cost of $500.
Manuel Rand has secured a permit to
build a stone foundation to Improve his
property in Highland Park addition, at
a cost of $S0.
Fred "W. Freeman has erected a two
room addition to his residence on Fed
eral street, in Highland Park addition,
at a cost of $800.
H. T. Ponsford is building a one
story residence on Rio Grande street, at
a cost of $2350.
"W. J. Buie has erected a garage at
his residence on Kentucky avenue, at
a cost of $100.
J. H. Adams has completed Improve
ments in the rear of his property, occu
pied by the Bijou theater, on El Paso
street ,at a cost of $100.
Thomas R. Bull has erected a corru
gated Iron stable in the rear of his
Bassett avenue property, at a cost of
Contractor C. F. I. Bock Is complet
ing the RIckansrud and -Holte resi
dences at Rio Grande and Hutton
streets 'each-at a cost of about $2250.
The Phoenix-El . Paso Building com
pany is erecting a five room cottage at
Boulevard and Cptton avenue, at a cost
IT OF STREET flPEM
place remodeled and made Into a res
taurant location. j
To Circulate Thousands.
In opening San Antonio street Into
Sonora street .thousands of dollars will
be put into circulation in the actual
work, while other money will be circu
lated' In the sale of real estate.
Already there Is considerable activity
in realty along Sonora street .which will
probably be renamed "West San Antonio
For the street opening, property
owners having property abutting South
El Paso street, have donated $20,000,
and others holding property farther
west will contribute. The total expendi
ture in getting the street opened will
be approximate! $75,000.
Only two weeks ago a lot fronting
Sonora street, near Chihuahua, owned
by Mrs. Emily Pratt, it is said, was
offered for $7000. The lot has a front
age of 30 feet and a depth of about 80
feet.. The price was raised $500 bjn-J
othe'r negotiation, and has now been
sold to Dr. J. B. Brady for SJT500.
The opening of the street will also
be followed by extensive Improvements
by 25. T. White, owiier of the property
formerly occupied my the Golden Eagle
Clothing company! and on the George
LK)ok building, whlch was occupied by
, Look Like New
the same with silverware, electric fixtures, or in
fact anything in metal refinished. Low prices and
WE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE
electric and gas fixtures without any extra charge
for finish. If you want good work at honest prices,
it will pay you' to see us before placing your orders.
The Standard Electric Co.
107 S. Stanton St. Phones 1982, 982.
of 2350. The work is being done by
contractor "W. G. Jolly.
Frank Dericks has constructed a one
'UHDSHJMDLEB THBQUGH EL
UABKET HEBE IS GROWING FAST
Advantage of El Paso's Lo
cation Is Eecognized "by
the Landholders in the
Mexico Is now Tpiaclng Its millions of
square miles of fertile land, on the mar
ket through El Paso, as well as the
Pacific coast. "Within the last year some
of the largest sales of Mexican acres
have been negotiated in this city, and
deals are now pending for the purchase
of large tracts. The state of Sonora,
which until a few years ago was fa
mous only for its Indians, is now fa
mous for the fertile lands which have
been opened bythe west coast railroad
running down to Guadalajara and giv
ing connection with tidewater on the
Sonora coast- This land has been farm
ed very little on account .of the lack
of a market and the necessity for trans
portation facilities to bring the farmers
and machinerv into the country. Ma-
j chinery Is needed as well for the drilling
of artesian wells as for the cultivation
of the country. Staple crops and cit
rus fruit will be the main production
of the Sonora lands, which are now
open to colonization.
Ahead of California.
In spite of their connection with Mex
ico for many years, as the San Antonio
Express says, Californians are not tak
ing as much interest in the develop
ment of that country as it was deemed
likely they would when Mexican lands,
a few years ago, hegan to attract the
attention of farmers, cattlemen and
lumbermen in the United States. One
reason for this is that the lands nearest"
California are not the Mexican lands
which are booming. In the states of
Chihuahua. Sonora and Coahuila, which
are nearest to El Paso, development has
been much encouraged by the state gov
ernment, and this has attracted to
Mexico many Texans. Hundreds of the
cattlemen who a few years ago owned
large ranches in Texas now own larger
ranches in Mexico, on which they not i
Realty has been brisk during the
present month," but real estate men are
looking-for better things In February
Many dealers report numerous prospec
tive buyers In El, Paso from Denver,
Ixs Angeles, Chicago and " other cities.
The demand Is good for inside prop
erty and dealers now are endeavoring
to get owners to place a figure on some
of their holdings.
A. P. Coles, who recently resigned as
president of the American National
bank, says "tho prospects are bright In
the realty line. "When the prices start
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sacrifice Quality for Cheapness. Economy L
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room addition to his residence on North
El Paso street, at a cost of $673. The
work was done by contractor King
Worley. only raise cattle, but grow crops by Irri
gation. TeiaHs Interested.
The, stage of the development of Texas
is such that a certain number of the
ablest investors of the state are being
crowded out. Thf?A arft th nnrrhnapra
j of very large tracts. Naturally, they
find it most convenient to go Into the
Mexican states nearest the border of
their own state of Texas, The'TampIco
district, It may be said, was discovered
by Texans as a place where fruits and
staple crops may be grown to a large
profit on cheap land. Thousands of
Texans have gone into the Mexican
state of Tamaulipas to grow sugar cane,
a crop which is well known In this
state. In Sonora the Californians are
taking more of an interest, but Texans
are also at work on colonization plans
for that state. r
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These influences and the easy travel
between the capital of Mexico and El
Paso are conspiring to make this a
Business headquarters for the republic
of Mexico. Many of the higher offi
cials of large industrial and mining or
ganizations in Mexico have homes ia
this city, where their families reside,
and others have their families here for
a short time every year on account of
having children in school. The connec
tion between El Paso and the republic
of Mexico is growing to such an extent
that it cannot avoid becoming especially
evident when Mexican lands are placed
on the market for sale. Texans, and
particularly El Pasoans, feel that they
know Mexico best, and are most will
ing to invest their money in the unde
veloped resources of that country. Ta
return for the interest El Pasoans are
taking in the placing of what Mexico
has to offer for sale in the United
States, Mexico regards El Paso as one
of the largest business, educational and
amusement centers in the United States,
and sends here a steady stream of gold
that promises to grow with the develop
ment of the country.
The marketing of Mexican lands
promises to grow in the next five years
very rapidly, because 30 percent of Mex
vo is arable and only 10 percent of
Its arable land is now under cultiva
tion, while the timber lands are almost
going up, he says, the people com
mence buying real estate. f
Cotton addition, as well as other out
lying additions to the city are being
Improved by the holders, and during the
early summer months there will be
greater activity in the additions, as welj
as in inside property, according to
The year 'round condition continues
in regard to rent houses. All desirable
houses are taken, but there is a con
stant demand for more, and they are
being built rapidly in the residence por
tions of the city.
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