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Eeal Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 13, 14 and 15.
Beal Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 13, 14 ana i.
-RT "PASO HERALD
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Is Easily Cut and Hardens
to Constituency of Granite
In Snort Time.
UP IN INDIANA
Replaces Every Other Build
ing Stone Where It Can
Be Secured Easily.
An effort is being made to have the
big stone companies of the Bedford
stone belt establish a stone yard in
El Paso as a distributing point for the
entire southwest. The Southern Pa
cific connections reach the heart of the
stone belt and no transfer charges
would be necessary in shipping this
standard building stone into El Paso.
With architectural construction at its
height in the southwest, the possibili
ties for a heavy sale of this stone are
large and the project has been taken
up with a number of the prominent
quarry and milling companies of the
TnJnr1 ctAna 15 hMniT US&d mOTC
and more in construction work in El J
Paso. The R. B. Stevens Duuaing on i
Texas street and Mesa avenue is a
sample of the impressive style which
this stone gives to a building. "
federal building was one of the first
upon which the Bedford .stone was ,
used. The First wesoyierm cuu .
the i. JL uana au, """"- 1 force the blocks apart and im-n-rc
have Bedford stone trimmings. , . -. ,.
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The new K-, z.. s -au duuuihb vU ..
Francisco is to have a tront 01 inii.
quality of stone and the new churches
which have been planned will also be
decorated with the building stone from
the Bedford belt
History of Bedford Stone.
In every plan drawn for the El
Paso buildings which are not entirely
of concrete construction, the specifica
tions call for "Bedford stone trim
mings," yet few even of -the contractors
know the reason why this particular
grade of stone is specified over the
other qualities which are quarried much
nearer El Paso.
Bedford stone is considered by archi
tect and builders as the most suitable
stone for construction and ornamental
purposes of any yet uncovered. As soft
as shale when taken rrom the quarry,
the Bedford limestone hardens when
exposed to the air until it has almost
the constituency of granite' with m'uch
more elasticity and an equal tensile
strength. For this reason Bedford
stone is considered an ideal building
material. It is cut, sawed and worked
Into its various forms at the quarries
-while the stone is yet green. It is then
marked to agree with the blue print
marKea to agree witn me uue pi-1
specifications, loaded on flat cars at the
nnarrv siding: and shipped to all parts
of the country to be used in building
construction and ornamentation. So
great is the demand for this famous
building stone that it has been shipped
to Europe for ornamental structural
Takes Its Nanic From Town.
Like Portland cement, Bedford stone
takes Its name from the town where it
was first quarried and marketed. The
center of the Bedford istone belt, which
.. initvrt in southern Indiana near
French Lick a-nd "West Baden Springs, j
is Bedford. Xnd. rms town nas grown
to a city of""3rSr600 because of the stone
industry which furnishes its residents
with employment- This stone, belt jex- j
tends northward from Bedford for' 20
miles and is interlaced with switches
Illiica aim ii ,....,. ...w..-
and stone lines from the railroads which
Building -operations have surpassed
realty movements during the past week.
The realty market has been normal all
week, but the building situation has
reached fever heat- New apartment
houses, residences, and business blocKS
are bc;ng announced each dty. and the
transformation of El Paso goes mer
Apartment houses take the lead In
the building activities. Ponsford Bros,
are breaking ground for the L-inden. on
North Oregon street; the M. B. Davis
apartment house on Mesa avenue is be
ing drawn, and Lu M- McCummen is
planning to build an apartment build
ing on West Boulevard, near the old
mesa gardens. Other apartment houses
are" also being planned, and it Is ex
pected to have the number of these
buildings, containing apartments of
from five to eight rooms, equal to the
demand during the next winter tourist
L, F- Clark is arranging to build a
Tvarehouse for the West Texas Fuel
company on the Tesas & Pacific reser
vation near Magoffin avenue.
Contracts for Residence.
T- F- Davidson has let the contract
for a residence qn California street,
between Florence and Campbell streets,
to cost $8000. C. D. Pollock is the
r,Mnr. nnd the house will be com
pleted and ready to occupy by spring,
Cities of Stone.
Both Bedford and Bloomington might
be called cities of stone, although Bed
ford has the first claim to this title,
it's business men's club being known
as the "Stone City club," the theater
as the "Stone City opera house." and
the trade name of the town appears
on half a hundred other enterprises in
that city. The resideifees. stores and
public buildings in both of the stone
quarry cities are built of Bedford
stone, and at Bloomington, where the
state university is located, the uni
versity campus is covered with beauti
ful carved stone buildings.
The trade name for Bedford stone is
oolitic limestone and its composition is
said by geologists to be siimiar to that
of coral. According to the scientific
sharps, the stone was formed ages ago
bv several odd billions of microscopic
animals working overtime and building
the Bedford stone of the future "with
skeletons of their delicate little bod
ies. In appreciation of this self sacri
fice, the solidified burying ground of
these little bugs of another age, the
stone was called oolitic after the polyp
oolitis, or words to that effect.
Acres of Ground Covered.
As extensive in its scope as the great
coal mining plants of Illinois, the quar
Hpc and mills of the Bedford stone
nTrnTiiP5; cover acres of ground. Big I
squat Duildings house batteries. -or steel
gangsaws which eat their way through
tne block stone and cut it into thin
slabs. Planers, lathes, diamond pointed
drills and other machines are used for
working the stone much as wood is
worked in a modern planing mill.
Corinthian columns which require two
flat cars to haul are often turned on
these lathes as a part of a day's work.
Eagles for ornamental 'cornices are
hand hewn by the expert and high
salaried stone cutters and stone bench
es, tables, chairs and even stone sepul
chres are made in the cutting yards or
the big quarries
o Powder Used.
Contrary to the popular idea of a
stone quarry, not a pound of blasting
p0wder or an ounce of dynamite Is
ni,rrvimr the milk white pro-
chandlers are used to cut the
leflges . immense blocks, wed&es.
mense aerncK uuuma mt i '""3
of stone from the quarry hole to
I LUC liaui V Jr rv .IIJV.41 ,x. A -.J .- .w-.
to the sawmills. The stone when quar
I rjpd. known as "trreen stone" among
1 quarrymen, is so porous "when first ta-
kn frnm .the holp that it cannot be
quarried in winter, as exposure to the
cold air causes the moisture to freeze
and burst the stone into pieces.
One of the finest examples of the
use of Bedford stone is to be seen in
the Soldiers' and Sailors' monument in
Indianapolis. The main shaft, the ap
proaches and the groups of statues
surrounding the base are all made from
Bedford stone and they form one of
the finest monuments in the world.
ORGANIZE LOCAI UNION"
Miami, Ariz., March 5. The carpen
ters of Miami recently met at the of
fices of the Miami Real Estate com
pany and organized Miami Union No.
1538 of the United Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners of America. The
officers elected were: Charles, Golding,
president; G. G. "Ward, vice president;
p. T. uaunon, rmanciai secretary, ww
ter .Maxwell, recoraing secreiaiy, aiiuj
Boltinghouse, treasurer; Horace Con-
rar ,nTiriiirinr- "William Stronc. war
den,; trustees. Joe Meanea, Allen San
ders. T. M. Ward; auditors, E. A. Mc
Curry, Horace Conner, Charles Golding.
Members initiated were Joe Douglas,
was formed that will serve alike as a
Mahon, Robert Hatton. iL B. Caldwell,
J. J. Pool. O. T. Beverfjord.
I There will he an immediate addition
of about 30 members, as many of the
carpenters here are members of the
Globe union and will transfer at once.
The union will meet every Monday
HELD ON VAGRAXCr CHARGE.
TTnron lrfv -nVl n s?na nnf ! TrV a
prayer rug with him on his travels, was
JlkJFl 1 U tlltil vr w ... ..w, ...,.
arraigned in police court this morning
on a charge of vagrancy, and his case
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wan passed until this afternoon
It will be of pressed brick, two stories
and modern in everjr detail.
Highland Tark Is to have two more
jiew cottages. C. M. Youngburg has
tbe contract for two $1500 cottages In
Dlcek 2'., of the Highland, Park addi
tion. The houses will be. built for A.
H. I. Howell is to have a new eight
room home on Roosevelt street, in Sun
set Heights, to cost1 $3000. George
Bc-aurlette has the contract!
S. V. V tisiger has let the contract
for hh. dwelling, on the corner of New
mai. and rlrona street to W. l". liale'i
tlne for $3100.
To Build More Cotin&cs.
T. R. Francis, who recently sold two
cottages on Boulevard for $3000 each,
believes in El Paso's future so firmly
that he is going to build more cottages
He has contracted for two red,' pressed
brick cottages- on Dallas and Boule
vard, each to have six rooms, with bath
and other conveniences. In addition to
these cottages, Mr- Francis is erecting
a two story, pressed brick residence
in block 3, of the Franklin Heights
addition to face on Noble, between Rio
Grande and Arizona which will cost
$5600 when completed.
A $4000 house will be built in the
Government Hill addition soon. S. H.
Sutherland has let the contract for his-
home to W. S. Balentine, to be erected
in the Mesa addition.
10 0t bunblfUt LOlLs iHlUGU V IlLHV UmL - nil rihiTp
Portland Mrrn to Draw the
Plans Want Local Con
tractors to Bid.
Sanitation is the proudest boast of
any modern city and El Paso with her
fast increasing population and con
tinued addition of valuable buildings
ha srecognized that fact.
A little over a year ago bonds in the
sum of $100,000 were issued for the
purpose -of constructing a garbage in
cinerating and sewage disposal plant.
Recently land was purchased .in the
Cotton addition near the river at a
cost of $13,000. Now the two plants
are to be erected. Plans are to be in
the office of mayor Sweeney, whosb
fondest hope has been to construct
these plants in time for the city coun
cil to receive bids on the work by
These plans are to be prepared by
Fred P. Smith, secretary of the public
works engineering company, of Port
land, Ore., who as representative of that
company. 'stated to the mayor and city
council at a meeting held in the office
of the mayor Friday, that the company
would guarantee the construction of the
two plants for a sum not in excess of
$100,000, including engineering fees for
plans. He will also' furnish bond in
the sum of $20,000 to establish this
The buildings will in all probability
be of concrete and so far as possible,
products produced in El Paso will be
utilized in the construction of the
A further guarantee, for which pur
pose Mr. Snfith remained in El Paso
until Friday to investigate, is that the
sewage will be purified to a degree of
80 percent which practically assures the
removal of all organic matter and path
ogenlo germs to the extent of. at leasi
In the event that contractors fail to
put in bids on the work in an amount
not to exceed $100,000 including engi
neering fees then the public works en
gineering company will carry on the
work of construction itself, though Mr.
Smith stated It prefers that it should be
let to local contractors.
Mayor Sweeney will prepare the con
tractand forward it to the company at
Portland. , '
"Work will commence April JL and
within five months from that date, the
two plants will be in operation. This
is part of the agreement.
Italian, Arrested, Plays His
Hand Organ on Way to
( Bisbee, Ariz., March 5. A 'big meteor
fell over Dixie canyon. The meteor
was seen over the crest of the moun
tains, when it exploded and the bril
liant pieces were scattered in all direc
tions. The light given off by the me
teor was very bright. Some citizens of
Bisbee, who went to the canyon In.
search, of pieces of the meteor, were
disappointed, not being able- to find
An Italian organ grinder, together
with, his lively monkey, was arrested,
on the charge of disturbing the public
peace. The man continued playing on
his way to court, and was followed by
about 100 people.
Arrangements have been completed to
buy the property of Mrs. "Vaughn at
Tombston canyon. The price to be paid
Is $500, and the property will be used
for the extension of the car line up
The plan for the Incorporation of
Lowell as a separate city has been
dropped. It is common belief that
Lowell will be incorporated with Bisbee
It has been announced that the coun
ty board has ordered a survey for an
extension of the main street in Lowe'
and that the road is to be constructed
The contest for the Mance cup on
the links of the Warren District Coun
try club will start Sunday. The trophy
is a beautiful silver cup artistically
engraved, and it wll be played for three
months, March, April and May, before
it is awarded.
A large hall in the Jack building has
been rented by the management of the
Royal theater. Work is being pushed
as fast as possible, and it has been
announced that the hall will be trans
formed into a regular theater in a few
QUITS HIS HOME
Frantic Mother Is Trying
Hard to Find Her Miss
Fear of his mother's wrath at discov
ery of his playing "hookey" is believed
to have caused the disappearance of
14yearold Robert Pankau from his
home, 210 East Overland street.
It was Thursday when he was last
seen by any who knew him.
Now Mrs. Agnes Pankau, a widow em
ployed as cook in a bakers-, ts frantic
over the loss of her son. The boy -;a
a -student at a Roman Catholic paro
chial school. He had been "playing
hookey" of late. Fear that the sisters
would tell his mother is the only logi
cal explanation of his disappearance.
Young Pankau is described as under
sized for his age, having an abnormally
developed head. He speaks German and
a little English in a broken accent. He
has light hair and blue eyes.
JENKINS TO SAN ANTONIO.
Chief of police Ben. F. Jenkins leaves
this evening for San Antonio, where he
I sto be a witness in the case of James
Johnson, alias Ormond, who was arrest
ed here on a charge of lunacy and
later sent tn Sjt Antonio, wherp h ic
' to be tried on a charge of forgery.
MASSIVE in its classic Corinthian
architecture, the First Church
of Christ. Scientist, which is to
bo built at. the Intersection of Montana
and Stanton streets will be another ad
dition to the group of edifices which are
making El Paso known as the city of
Fronting on Stanton street, the new
structure will have four fluted Corinth
ian columns flanking the classic porch
with broad steps leading to the side
walk on Stanton street. Built of
Ancho buff brick which lends itself to
the severely plain style of architecture
selected by the congregation, the struc-tuT-a
-cHn be as impressive as the
architectually perfect St. . Clement's j
Episcopal churcn, mat piciureuc
A. Schwartz Transfers One
Tenth Interest in Block to
El Paso Commercial Co.
IN HOTEL SELLS
The El Paso Commercial company
yesterday bought A. Schwartz's tenth
interest in the Plaza block for $16,050
and the deed was filed for rec- I
ord with the county clerk. This is
one of the biggest sales of business
property recorded lately and the big
gestp,f the week.
A half intM-pst in the Gousrh hotel
j.,. , ., j
on No-nth Stanton street was also sold
yesterday, the purchase price being
$2500. - : -
I?ollo,wIng. deeds were filed for record-yesterday:
Plaza. block, Pioneer "plaza, between
North Oregon and "North El Paso
streets, Mills's map A. Schwartz to El
Paso Commercial Co., one-tenth inter
est in tract In block 17, Mills's map,
beginning at a point on east wall of
center block 91.104 feet north of south
east corner of said building, thence
easterly along north boundary line of
Little Plaza 70.10 feet, thence north
easterly along Little Plaza 52.652 feet,
thence north at an angle of 123 degrees,
5S feet, 33 1-3 inches IIS feet;
thence at a right angle in an' easterly
direction 23 feet north 70 feet west 93
'feet along adobe wall 70 feet southwest
erly, thence along eastern line of Marx
6 Blum property to point of beginning;
consideration $16,050. March 3, 1910.
North Stanton street between ' St.
Louis and Franklin streets, Mills's map
Hugh W. Gough to W. H. Gough, one
half interest in part of block 10, Mills's
map, having frontage of 59 feet along
G. H. railroad property, south 65 feeT,
west 59 feet to Stanton street, north
along North Stanton street 65 feet to
point of beginning; consideration $2500.
March 4, 1910.
Southwest corner Mundy and Lawton
avenues, Mundy Heights J. H. Gray
and wife to J. Albert Hedrick, lots 17
and 18, block 1, Mundy Heights addi
tion; consideration $4200. March 3,
La Luz street, between Copia street
and Stevens avenue, East El Paso
James L. Marr to Oscar Redemann, lots
7 to 10, block 113 East El Paso addi
tion: consideration $800. Feb. 19, 1910.
Alhambra Heights W. H. Austin, et
als to E. A. Salisbury, lots 31 and 32,
block 18, Alhambra Heights addition;
consideration $125. Dec. 20, 1909.
Alhambra Heights W. H. Austin, et
als to E. A. Salisbury, lots 57 to 60,
block 15; lot 9, block IS; ots 5 and 6,
block 19; Alhambra Heights addition;
consideration $447.50. Jan. 11, 1910.
Alhambra Heights W. H. Austin, et
ali to E. A. Salisbury, lot S, block 12,
Alhambra Heights addition; consider
ation $62.50. Nov. 27, 1909.
Licensed to "Wed.
Juan Pablo Dominguez and Carlotta
Dan M. Jackson was removed from
his home to Providence hospital Fri
day. He is reported to be doing well,
and it is expected that he will be out
in a few days. t
(BY WALT MASON)
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthew Aaams
THE shades of night were falling fast, as .'S
passed, a voufch who held a banner large, which rnPJinat
words this charge: "For Dry Goods, ZikCotto
Boneless Prunes, and Boots and Shoes; for Eggs and Hats and Soap , gitore.
Go Always to the Gold Brick Store." "Put down your sign, the old man
asid; "that sort of advertising's dead; the people of thj 4
daily papers, and we try to get the divers goods we need fffnnted on a
ads Ve daily- read. We do not heed the blatant yarn ata pMntedon a
fence or bara, or on such banners as you bear, so &J?r
air." '-Oh, skip!" the maiden cried; "you make a .lady's whole blamed
vatem ache! My dad subscribes for seven sheets; a portion ot ea en p apt 2r
treats-of bargain sales, .and things like these; and now, ray i"en' u" J""
suppose that I will on tnv coiu-li recline 'and read your cheap old dmkj
sign?" Beware the jurist's" deadly wavs! Beware ten dollars or ten aajs.
Thus spake the peeler, with a grin; "move on, or I will run. you in; the
man who has no better snap than packing round that niuslm trap is apt
to be a city charge; he isn't fit to be at large."
place of worship, on, the same street.
Tho main entrance of the church
will be reached from the Stanton street
front by way of the concrete steps 30
feet wide, which will terminate In a
porch 10 feet deep.' The Corinthian
columns which are to give the building
its distinctive appearance are to be
four feet in diameter and 25 feet in
height. ' They will bfluted with heavy
capitals and bases which will match
the frieze and cornice, -which will in
turn be in keeping with the Greek lines
of the entire building. The cornerstone
of the structure will be of white
marble and will be laid as soon as the
foundation work has progressed far
An Automatic Fire Extin
guisher in Both Wholesale
and Retail Stores.
Fireproof In construction and with
automatic fire extinguishers ready to
pour a flood of water over the burning
area as soon as the temperature rises
about the point of combustion, the new
Krakauer, Zork &. Moye warehouse and
retail stores on San Francisco could not
be burned if they were filled with soft
pine shavings and these set afire.
Every Floor Piped.
The K., Z. & M. building, which is
being poured on the corner of San
Francisco and El Paso streets. Is the
first building in El Paso to be equipped
with the automatic fire extinguishers.
The warehouse, which is now ready for
the finish inside, has been piped
throughout with exposed water pipes,
which are connected with a six Inch
main In the basement- In each seven
feet of this pipe there is a valve which
opens automatically when the heat be
low reaches a certain point, pouring a
stream of water over the floor. The
system is so arranged that, as the heat
area Increases, the pipes continue to
open nutomaticalls until the whole
floor, where a possible fire was burn
ing, would be flooded by the auto
matic sj-stem. The retail stores and of
fices, which face San Francisco street,
are to be equipped with the system a3
soon as the building Is above ground,
and the entire plant of the wholesale
and retail hardware company will be
as nearly Immune from danger from
fire aa it is possible toraake It
The concrete boxes or the first floor
of the main building are being built
and will ba ready for the concrete work
ers by Monday. The boxes are being
coated with crude oil to make them slip
better when the concrete has hardened
and the boxes are to be removed. The
skeleton steel reinforcing for the col
umns has been set up and boxed in
preparation for the coming of the con
The San Francisco and El Paso fronts
of the building will be of Bedford
stone, with large display windows of
Frank W. Brown Sells Prop
erty for $10,400 T. C.
Lea Buys Home.
Frank Wells Brown has sold 52 feet
on the east side, of Kansas street, 50
feet from .the 'corner of Franklin street,
to Joseph E. Spence, for $10,400. The
salu was made through the Anderson
Bennett Realty company.
Judge Tom C. Lea has bought him
self a home. He has purchased the
five room cottage at 1316 Nevada street
from T. C. Carpenter, consideration
$3250, through the Anderson-Bennett
All but five rooms In the new Caples
building are now occupied. There are
SO rooms in the upper floors of the San
Antonio street buildiirg and It is ex
pSS "d o have the building filled with
in another week.
BEAL CLOSED OS
enough to allow the stone to be put in
The interior of the building will con
sist of one large auditorium ' with a
sloping floor, two smaller rooms to be
used as directors' rooms and Sunday
school purposes. The floor Is to have a
slope of two feet from the main en
trance to the rostrum and church pews
will be Installed on the main floor. Gas
and electric fixtures are to be included
in the construction of the building and
the furnishings will be in keeping with
Ita classic style.
The residence which occupied the site
of the new church has been moved to
the rear of the lot and is being re
modeled to front Montana street and
will be used as a parsonage.
Is Now Considering Plans
for Eight Stories on Texas
Street Corner". '
MAY CUT THE SAN
El Paso Is to have another skyscraper
for the downtown district, if present
plans do not miscarry.
W. A. Morehouse, who owns large
holdings in El Paso, is considering the
erection of an eight "qr ten story con
crete building on thesite of his build
ing on the corner of Oregon and Texas
street, extending south from the federal
building grounds and east to the Buck
Mr. Morehouse does not intend to
erect the building at once as he wishes
to cftiicpntrati" hit; hnlflinp-s In "F!l VstKn
! in this building and he desires to make
the new Morehouse block a credit to
himself and the downtown business
The site has a frontage of 100 feet
on Oregon street and 116 feet on Texas
street. Of concrete with steel reinforc
ing, the new Morehouse block, when it
is erected will help to give Oregon
street the appearance of State street in
Nothing definite has yet been decided
about the Caples-Morehouse building
which has been proposed for the San
Antonio street corner of Mesa avenue.
Since considering the plan for a sky
scraper on the Oregon street site, Mr.
Morehouse may decide to improve the
San Antonio street property merely by
building a two story brick store room
in which event Mr. Caples will build a
four story concrete structure on the
corner site alone, Mr. Caples is con
sidering making the front of this build
ing of Georgia marble and will build to
suit hin tenant. ,
Yast Coal Deposits in That
District Crop Outlook
Farmington, ,X. M- March 5. The
United States government engineers af
ter careful surveys have estimated the
coal deposits of San Juan countj ar
over thirty-four billion tons, which
gives rise to the opinion that some
large factories operated upon an ex
tensive scale will sooner or later be
working here. Furthermore it has.
been estimated that sufficient water
power can be developed from the San
Juan, a Plata, and animas rivers,
which have their junction at Farming
ton, to supply'power for a large manu
The outlook for a heavy fruit crop
.was never, more encouraging than at
the present time. Visitors from the
western slope, the f..It belt of Colo
rado, speak of our orchards here as ur
ing badly kept, compared with other
sections where fruit growing has been
j brought up to science.
I It is generally believed that El Paso
j will be one of the chief distributing
points for the San Juan country, as soon
as the new road is built from Gallup.
I north to this Dlace. That lin tt-ni icn
j afford a direct southern outlet for the
products of orchards and farms of this
vast Irrigated area. Texas Is one of the
greatest consumers of our mountain
Fishing time is nar at hand and
lovers of rod and reel look forward to
many pleasant outings along the vari
ous rivers and small streams whlch
penetrate San Juan county.
Either a Handsome Apart
ment House or Residence
to Be Erected on Property
-.Up on the Hill.
Either an apartment house or a mod
ern residence to cost 7000 will bu
erected on. west Boulevard on lots 70
and 71 fronting the west near the old
L. M. McCummen, proprietor of the
ii iu r n mi i
Completion of County Road
Will See Erection of Many
LATTA TO BUILD
IN SHORT TIMS
A. Krakauer and Others "Will
Follow Soon Many Ac
quire Land for Homes.
When the county road Is completed to
Fabens, the valley boulevard will ba
dotted with the country homes of El
Paso business and professional men.
The question of a summer resort has
been answered. There is no use going
to the coast or mountains in search of
rest, quiet and coolness, when the val
ley spreads its inviting blanket of
green to the east and the cool -winds
from the alfalfa fields call the tired
business man from his office in town
to the quiet of a country home.
W. B. Latta, who owns 175 acres in
one tract 24 miles below town, is one
of the business men who -is planning
to build as soon as the county road
is completed. Fruit trees' and alfalfa
have already been planted on the Latta
ranch and it is Mr. Latta's intention to
build his bungalow In the middle of the
ranch and have it surrounded by an
orchard and alfalfa fields.
A. Krakauer also has a ranch down
the valley which he has Improved and
which he expects to convert into a
country residence soon.
D. M. Payne Is already completing a
handsome country home and Dr. J. H.
Paget is another El Pasoan who has a
nice 'alley home.
When the county road extension.
, which is now in progress, is completed,
the building of bungalows and coun
try cottages is expected to become as
active as construction in the business
district Is at present. A number of
El Pasoans who own ranches in the El
Paso valley are plannlg to bulld sum
mer homes in the heart of their green
fields and spend their week ends, and
even the hot summer nights in the
valley of the Bio Grande.
For such construction, the adobe of
the native residents offers an Ideal
building material for these valley
homes. Cool In. summer, and warm In
winter, tho adobe houses can bo made
as artistic as the most expensive town
houses by the addition of an outer
.coating of pebbledash or white plaster.
The effect of the gray or white against
a background of green is' most artistic
and a red tile roof makes a country
place look like an English estate.
FIRE DOES DA3LAGE IN
ALPIXE CLEANING WORKS
Chcn.Icsl Responds Preraptlr aai Blaze
Is Quickly Extinguished Alpine
Alpine, Texas. March 5. '"What came
near being a disastrous fire occurred.
In one of the rooms of the Holland hotel
at this place Thursday evening when a
I gasoline stove exploded In a clothes
cleaning room. About $100 worth of
olothing was destroyed and several win
dows were broken. The prompt arrival
of the chemical engine no doubt savea
the building, as the flames were Im
mediately extinguished by it.
A. S. Gage, of San Antonio, was in
Alpine recently looking over his ranch
interests in this county.
J. "W. Kokernot has returned to his
home in San Antonio after having spent
several days in Alpine to deliver a
train load of steers which he sold to
TV. M. Ferguson for shipment to Kan
sas. Lee Prude was in A'lpine recently from
his ranch in El Paso county.
Albert Cockrell. a former Alpine citi
zen, but now residing in El Paso, was
a visitor here lately.
A. G. Ragln has gone to Houston and
other east Texas points.
Lu L. Lyles and wife have returned to
their home at Marathon, after spend
ing a few days in Alpine.
Gordon Holloway visited Marfa re
cently. An enjoyable party was given re
cently by Miss Sarah Strpud and Miss
Cecil "Wade at the latter's home at
this place. (
Miss j-iena Fletcher. oQ El Paso, Is
visiting relatives in Alpine.
Miss Selena Hord of Marfa Is visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. H, L.. Lackey.
Evangelist P. G. Cross has begun a
series jf meetings at the Christian
Operator Kuykendull Is relieving
operator Ragin for a few days.
Rufe Mangum was In town from his
ranch a few days latelj'.
Eugene Pafford has returned from a
visit to Del Rio. -
B. L. Sowell was in town lately from
his ranch in EI Paso county. v
Palace of Sweets on Oregon street, has
purchased these two lot3 from A. J.
LIghtfoot for $2S00 and is consulting
with local architects as to the advisa
bility of building a modern 24 room
apartment building or a residence.
Should Mr. McCummen decide to
build the apartment house, it will be
two stories high and have three eight
room apartments with modern conven
iences. Should he decide to build a
residence on the lots. Mr. McCummen
I says he will erect one of the finest
houses on Sunset Heights.
He will begin work soon on one or
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