Real Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 13, 15 and 16.
Eeal Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 13, 15 and 16.
ElPasbHotelToBe Rebuilt At Cost Of $100,000
l"RT "PASO HERALD
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Rid Grande Valley Bank
Building About Finished
The Rio Grande Valley Baalc and Trust building has been completed.
The scaffolds have been removed from the exterior of the building: and the
only thins: that in to be done now before the bank can occupy its new home
In to complete the Interior finish, and instal the fixtures. The Rio Grande bank
n-lll be "at home" In jts new concrete building on or soon after March 1.
Will Catch the Storm Waters j
as They Come Down Ore
gon and Divert Them.
TO THE RIVER
Will Prevent Business Sec
tion Being Inundated by
Water From Mountains.
To protect the business section of
the city and the residential section in
the lower part of town fromm flood
waters from the mountains and mesa,
the city is putting- down a T)ig storm
teWer on North Oregon street prior to
laying- the pavement.
Rain IntrEl Paso does not come often,
but when it does come it is narder than
In many other localities, hence there
Is danger to the lower part or the city
after a heavy downpour.
Heretofore, in order to protect prop
erty, it has been necessary for mer
chants to place sandbags in front of
their doors to keep the water out and
prevent their cellars from being flood
ed. Most of this water has come down
the hill from the mesa and tne greater
portion ot ii ua i.ww w "'nnrt mail to alone toward the stage.
street, but this is io be done away
r wiLii .
In the most practical manner.
With the -paving of North Oregon
street, the problem presented Itself to
the city authorities and wss brought
to their notice most forcibly.
Hence, a concrete storm sewer is in
course of construction on that street,
both on the east and west sides. Open
ing at, appoint about 40 feet north of
Frajnklinstreet, the sewer extends un
der" the pavement, five feet below the
curb line in a southerly direction to
wards the G- H. tracks on Main street.
The, east sewer opens Into the one on
the west side, crossing under the street,
and at the juncture Is eight feet wide,
while along the total distance It is
eight feet wide and four feet ceep. cal
culated to earn' off all the water which
flows down the hill from the -mesa and
northern streets which empty into Ore
At Main street, the sewer empties Into
the- ditch which runs parallel with .the
G H. tracks and continue out beyond
' the union station, where it empties into
the Rio Grande. The sewer, when com
pleted, will 'cost between ?2000 and
53000, which will be paid ior partly by
"Work has been delayed somewhat on
account of the cold weather, it being
impossible to satisfactorily mix con
crete when the mercury Is down to the
This is the first storm sewer in El
Paso, bur it Is expected that several more
will be built on other sweets In time,"
and the business section of the -city will
no longer suffer from the nood waters
in the northern part of the city when
Many Permits Issued Dur
ing the "Week for Con
Building activity for the week has
been on a par with the movement of
city and valley realty. Permits were
Issued by the city for 130.000 worth of
building during the week closing today-
The largest amount for which a
permit was issued was the Highland
Park Baptist church, which will cost
6700 without the furniture or fixtures,
which wil make the total cost $10,000.
IV. u Gaines will build a modern
concrete residence on Montana street
to cost$8000 when completed. It is to
have a tile roof and will be two stories
in height. The house wlllN have 10
rooms when completed and will he
ready for occupancy by spring,
The Gus Momsen storeroom will be
erected on First and Virginia streets
and will be s. third story addition to the
present Momsen building. The cost
will be 57500.
John Flguiera has teen granted a
permit to erect a five room brick resi
dence with shine room in the Frank
lin Heights addition on Arizona street.
Clarence McKle is building a cottage
in Highland Park which will cost ?2725
The Phoenix and EI Paso Building1
company is erecting a five room house
on Rio Grande street which will cost
$1S50. W. G. Jolly is the architect.
The transfer of real estate continues
active. So does the building work of
Yesterday 12 deeds were filed, con
veying property in the city or valley,
and three building permits were taken
The biggest realty deal yesterday wa8
one by which H. C. Dyer and L. P.
Mathews transferred to- Fred Schiffner
a piece f property on Montana street,
between Lee and Newman streets, for
The biggest building permit was one
allowing Gus Momsen to erect a third
story on his warehouse In block 201,
Campbell's addition. The cost is to be
Montana street, between Newman and
REALTY AND BUILDING
Workmen Begin Making the
Old Golden Eagle Home
Into a Family Theater.
Following the plan or nomenclature
adopted in Dallas and Muskogee, the
new "Western Circuit vaudeville theater
on El Paso street will be known as "The
Happy Hour," and as such will take Its
place as one of the showhouses of the
city on or about March 6.
The interior of the former Golden
Eagle clothing store is being completely
remodeled. The floor is to oe torn up
. . , . ,,
.which is to be an extension on the rear
of the building, 34 by 22 feet. A horse
shoe gallery will extend around the
two sides of the big room and boxes
will be built flanking the stage on each
side. The procenium arch of the stage
will be 22 feet wide and the orchestra
pit will run the full length of this
Some of the Improvement.
Fire exits are beifrg built in the rear
of the building, and as soon as San
Antonio street is opened through
Sonora other fire escapes will be added
on the San Antonio side of the ouild-
, om. !wk,. T7A -PoCr crrr Trill
;.. t. , m u ,wnrtd I
be 26 by 34 feet, and will be decorated
and lighted like a modern tneater en
trance. The interior .will be decorated
and lighted throughout, and special
scenery for presenting s-auceville acts
will be Installed on the stage. The
theater will have a .capacity of 1500,
and this number of opera cnalrs will
be installed on the first floor and In
The greater .part of the employed
force of the theater wHl be local men.
Manager Howard Fogg, wno is in
charge of the -work or preparing the
blinding for the opening, says that it is
his rule to employ as many local men
as possible, a rule which he has fol-
l-rr-r. I ti T."t1o T nolr "Mlisko G:ee. DallnS
and other cities where the Great "Wesc
ern Circuit vaudeville is shown. The
orchestra leader will be Prof. Karl G.
Heinrich, leader of the orcnestra at
Globe. The piano player will also be
imported, but the remainder of the six
piece orchestra will be local musicians.
The prices for the admission to "The
Happy Hour" will be 10, 10 and 30
cents, with special matinees on Thurs
days and Saturdays for woiuen and
Following the anounccment of the es
tablishment of this theater, it is also
announced -that Frank Rich and Will
Winch are to open a vaudeville booking
agency in El Paso shortly,Kf which
Mr. Winch will be manager. is -understood
that next .year the Crawford
theater will play vaudeville. - This has
been talked of for some time and man
ager Rich will make no cerinlte an
nouncement, but a year ago he said he
thought he would put on vaudeville at
the Crawford 'after another season of
FpIIMER EDITOR SUES JUDGF
FOR DAMAGES; 1LOSES SUIT
New .Mexico Conrt Holds Tnat Judffe la
Not Triable to Damages While Act
ing in Official Cnpaclty.
Santa. F. X. M.. Feb. 19. Dr. Charles
C. Hendricks former editor of the Al-
buoueraue Sun. who
was In the public
prints lately in connection with the suit
of Mrs. Hendricks against laura Biggar,
the actress, who was ordered to pay $75,
000 damages to Mrs. Hendricks on com
plaint of having alienated Dr. Hen
drlck's's affections, lost his suit in the
district court here against judge Ira A.
Abbott, of Albuquprque, ror damages for
false imprisonment- . -
Judge John R. McFie sustained a de
murrer to the complaint on the ground
that a suit for damages will not He
against a judge acting in his official ca-
Lee. streets, and southwest corner Rio
f5nmde and Leo streets. Franklin
Ipights H. C. Dyer and T. IJ. Mathews
to Fred Schiffner north 45 feet ofeast
1-2 of lot 31. north 45 feet lots 32, 33.
34 and 35, block 70, Franklin Heights
addition; consideration $8000. Feb. 5,
. Socorro grant W. J. Skor to E.
SwanTout, onehalf interest in 7 18-100
acre tract in Socorro grant; considera
tion $359. Dec, 31, 19oy.
San Elizario grant G. N Garcia to
E. Swartout. 1.59 acre tract :n San Eli
zario grant; consideration ?1. Feb. 1,
San Elizario grant G. X. Garcia to
TV. P. Skor, 8-10 acre tract in San E1I-
(Continued on next page.)
.Several Have Been Offered
But Committee Is Waiting
to Hear From Others.
Several propositions have already been
made to .the "El Paso girls school for aj
home, but none of them have been ac
cepted ,as the committee having this
matter In charge is waiting to get all
propositions; so that their advantages
can be carefully considered.
The Newman Iinvestment company,
which controls the Grand "View Realty
company and the Highland Realty com
pany, made a definite proposition to the
committee for a site. The company
proposed to erect such buildings as.
would be necessary to accommodate such
a school either in Gra'nd View or High
land Park, and lease these buildings to
the school for a terui ot j-ears, providing
an interest was paid based upon the in-
Thecompany has also agreed that if
the school will build in either Grand
View or Highland Park it will donate
snowier oner tyj
Another offer was from the Albert I
Baldwin Sanatorium company, which of
fered to lease the Albert Baldwin sana
torium, in the foothills of Highland
Park, to the school, it is understood
that the sanatorium company has ar
ranged to dispose of the furnishings of
the sanatorium to Dr. B. M. Worsham
and others for a sanatorium which is
to be erected in the lower valley.
Louis E. Behr, chairman of the site
cemmittee. said today: "T nave con
sulted with physicians regarding the
proposed location and thej- have told me
that the sanatorium building could be
made absolutely safe by rumlgation.
One physician said that he expected to
send his girl to the boarding school and
would not hesitate an instant should
the Baldwin building be selected."
California trees have not proved a
success in El Paso, at least not in the
courthouse square, for the trees which
were planted there last year nave all
Men are at work planting 47 new
mountain cottonwoods, each of which
is between 2 and 3 years old. and they
are calculated to give considerable
shade when they have grown.
Each tree is planted m a hole cut !
three feet deep and three feet square,
soft dirt and dead grass is thrown i.n,
and this is believed to be the best way,
the manure being piled on top.
Fertilizer Is also being thrown over
the lawns and in the fjower teds, where
pretty lilies are being plants and will
be blooming in a few months.
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Details Of Plans' Prepared
For Modernizing the Sheldon
The appearance of the Sheldon- after
it is rebuilt will not be changed ma
terially on the exterior. The plans as
drawn by Trost & Trost. ana which are
now ready for the contractors to figure
on. call for a main entrance on Pioneer
Dlaza through tee present Glning room,
and a rearrangement of the lobby and
storerooms on the first floor of the
building. But the interior or the pres-
ent triangle building will be complete-
Iv cht-rged from cellar to garret. The j
ii. a in loooy win nave a rnuruje cnirautc
tracts for the marble that is to be used
in the entrance and lobbies are now j
being made; it wiH he thinnest Ver
mont marble obtainable.
The floors of the lobby and the main
and two auxiliary entrances will be tile
with marble wainscoting four and one
half feet high around the walls. The
sides of the entry way to the lobby
proper will be plate glass and will have
openings Into the stores, which will
face the Pioneer plaza. The main lobby
will include the present lobby of the
hotel from the main entrance to the
desk, and will be extendeG back until
it will have a floor space of 4070 feet,
exclusive of the two smaller entrances
opening onto St. Louis street, and the
one onto Oregon street. The desk and
cashier's office will be on the south
side of the lobby, and will connect with
j the main office and the private office,
which will extend back to the San Fran
cisco street rear.
The main dining room will be in the
basement of the building, the dining
room in the present structure having
been taken up in the plans with lobby,
office and storerooms. There will be
three stairways and an elevator 'from
the first floor lobby to the basement
lobby, which will be 50 by 32 feet, on
the east side of the basement, and will
have a tile floor and marble wainscot
ing, the same as the main lobby above.
The main dining room will be 36 by
96 feet in size, and will De decorated
with electric illumination and be fur
nished In the most modern style.
In connection with tie dining room
there will be two private dining rooms,
and there will also be a men's cafe con
veniently located in the basement. In
addition to the dining- roois aid the
cafe, there will be complete electric
power and lighting plant in the -base--ment,
n electric vacuum cleaning sys
tem, a Turkish banr,cm and bame
shop, with manicure parlor in conneo-
The present entrance to tne lobby of
the Sheldon from St. Louis street will
be reduced to 12 -feet, and will be an
auxiliary entrance to the main one on
the we. The main stairway to the
second floor of the hotel proper will be
ui mai uir, asm tuc: e .. ok auumct
entrance on the opposite side or tne
lobby. th present stairway, which
comes only to the second floor, having
been olanne! to o-xtpnt, rn rk main
floor. The hydraulic elevator now in j
use In the hotel will be replaced with
fast running electric elevators for both
freight and passenger service.
The second floor will be remodeled
from front to rear, the rooms will be
re-painted, decorated, and a number of
the smaller ones 'thrown together to
make large rooms, while others will be
joined in suites. An entire new sanitary
plumbing- system will be installed
throughout the hotel, and 25 baths will
be added' on the different floors. As
the furnishings of the hotel belong to
manager John Fisher, An' entire new
complement of furniture for the hotel
will be installed.
Five now storerooms will be added to
the ground plan of the new Sheldon.
These will have frontages on Oregon
street, San Francisco street, Pioneer
plaza and St. Louis street. These rooms
will also onen either into tne main en
trance from the we$t or into the. main j
f lobby. The rocm now occupied by the
Texas & Pacific city office will be en
larged to 36 by 33 feet, and will have a j
new plate glass front on the Oregon
and St. Louis streets corner. The offi"e
now occupied by the Sou:hwcjrern city
and general office will be 26 ny 33, and
will also have a plate glass "ront i
The roomvad joining this "corner one on
the south will face the Pioneer plaza
and will, have an opening' into the main
entrance with glass display windows the
full length of the room. On the oppo
site side of this eccra'nee will be an
other room similarly constructed. 16 by
25 feet. The room on the corner of San
Francisco street and Pioneer plaza will
be 23 by 25 foet. and will open on both
the plaza and San Francisco street. The
bar will adjoin this corner room on the
east, its- entrance being on san Fran
cisco street. The servants' entrance
j will be in the center of the south ex-
posure and the Kelly &. Ponard roam
will leumin the -same as at present, ex
cept that it will have an entrance into
the main lobby. Tne same will be true
of the confectionery stprc racing on Ore
gon, and the Moore & Willing store.
One of the new rooms on tne Oregon
street siae win De wnere tne Tmuus
room of the Sheldon Is now located
To Cost $100,000.
The reconstructed hotel, in the heart
of the' citv. and as modern as It will Be
possible to make it. will be turned over I
to the hotel companj- complete and ready
foir patron. Mr. and Mrs. DeGroff will
purchase $50,000 worth or furniture and
machinery for the new note: when com
pleted, making the total investment In
the new Sheldon S100.000 The lumber
and other material will be unleaded on
Aug. 1. having already been ordered,
and Mr. DeGroff stated today that it
is expected to have at least 50 men at
worK Dy tept. i stripping tne hotel needs of the city ntil th& tlreproot ho
Drenaratory to the work of reconstru- ! i . . 1,
tion. The exterior of the building will
be repainted and artistic canopy
porches erected over tne Pioneer plaza
and St. Louis street entrance.
Held on Blfraiay Charge.
Mexico City. Mex., Feb. 19. George
C. Robbins, a mining man said to be
well known in Los Angeles and south
ern California, has been arrested and
isfdn custody awaiting extradition on a
charge of bigamy. He is alleged to
have another wife in California.
1 RE ILL THE
Since the agitation ror a crrv note I has fltarted.$slte. for ih stractKro
are bcinjr sug?;ettel vrith the spontaneity of miukroerans folIewlBr a sser
shower. Every avallaJbie s:te in the business district has feeea sHgrgested a
a possible location for the sicyscrsper hotel. One of the sites thar Mas feeea sagr
jrf.ited i the Bscit lot on Texas street aad the site oa the opposite ceraer
of Tcsas and Stanton- streets. Still another TejcaB street location rs the eae
opposite the El Paso theater on the southwest corner of Campbell aad Texas
Main Sntranqe Will Be on
Pioneer Plaza Facing the
Herald Building on West.
TO BE REBUILT
Same Company to Control
Both and Will Replace-the
Orndorff With Concrete.
El Paso is to have a first class hotel
before Jan. 1, 1911.
The Sheldon company, owners of the
Sheldon hotel,, which 15 composed of
Charles DeGroff, Burt Orndorff and
Bradford Hardie, has had the plans
drawn, the -material ordered, and fworfc
will start as soon as possible after pos
session Is obtained of the Sheldon ho
tel on Aug. 25. A total of $100,000 will
be expended in rebuilding- and furnishing-
the new Sheldon hotel.
Hotels and rumors of hotels are fill
ing1 the air these days In El Paso. A
number of projects have been proposed,
plans for financing and , building- plans
have been suggested and discussed at
length. All of the plans are splendid,
the only fault with them being- that they
are up in -the air. "The Sheldon com
pany has the key to the notet situation
In El Paso as it stands at present.
As soon as the remodeled Dullding 13
completed, it will be taxen over by a.
hotel company composed of a number of
local and outside capitalists, who will
conduct It as a first class notel. The
j names Df the members of this company
have not yet been acunoccea. as the
company has not completed Its organ
ization. In additoin to the new Sheldon
the company will also take over the
Orndorff hotel, owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. DeGroff. as it stands at present,
and'will conduct both under -" official
i head. s soon as work starts. Mr. and
Mrs. DeGroff will go east to purchase
the furniture for the nw Sheldon and
will spend several weeks visiting- the
factories where hotel furniture Is made.
It is the intention Gf the company
whioh is to take over the new Sheldon,
after its completion, to build a modern
concrete fireproof hotel nuHcin on the
site of the Orndorff hotel according to
the statement of Charles DeGroff today.
It is the belief of the men intereste-l
in the hotel company" whicn is being
organized that tue time has not yet ar
rived for such a hotel here, and it is
the belief of the promoters that the
remodeled Sheldon will answer the
tel project can be consummated.
SolomonvlHe, Ariz.. Feb. 19. Sydney
Mashbir Is horoe from Colorado.
Rev. J. P."Bray has been in Globe,
Ariz., for a few days.
Mrs. C. D. Coor. and daughter, after
a fe.w days visit with relatives and
friends here and In the lower part of
the valley, have returned to Duncan.
Alvin Sands has returned to his duties
at the courthouse and jail after a few
days' vacation spent In the eastern end
of the county.
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