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EL PASO HER
Wednesday, March 16, 1910.
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Ever since the Ark landed on Mount Ararat, wise men have loved to build their homes
on the top of a hill or side of a mountain. Indeed, in level countries men have built arti
ficial hills. Like many of human tendencies, fiiere are reasons back of it and wise ones.
The house on a hill has a broader view, a wide sweep over the surrounding country. And
a wide outlook is restful and strengthening. In its contemplation all the little barriers
that hedge in a life fade away and something of the feeling comes that came to your hill
top dweller of old lord of all he surveys.
The air is sweeter on a hilltop than down iu the valley. And either the disease' germs
can't fly high or they don't feel like making the effort, but people who live on a hill
are healthier and less apt to be sick.
Your hilltop home catches the cool summer winds. In El Paso, even in the hottest
weather, there are cool winds. Up on the mountain you get them in their purity. They
'blow in and around and all through your house.
All the above is but an introductory just some of the reasons why other people have,
and you should, build homes in Grandview. It's not on a hilltop, because out here
in the West we do things on a grand scale, and there aren't any hills, only nioun
itains. But Grandview's on the side of a mountain, it's up above El Paso, it overlooks
- a magnificent sweep of country, it's free from the cloud of smoke that hangs over El
' Pasoit's swept by cool winds all summer in short, it's the ideal place for a home. '
The modem advantages Grandview has, as well electric lights, telephones, .good
street car service and the pure Mesa water.
Lots Are Selling Now
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Pouryearold Boy Saves the
Warehouse Proni Destruc
tion -JSTews uNfotes.
Marfa, Tex., March 16. Two Mexican
boys attempted io burn the warehouse
of merchant Sal Ihiugherty by put
ting shavings underneath and setting
them on fire. Walter Hobertson, a 4
year old boy, discovered the blaze and
&ET THE BUGGY IN
TIME FOE EASTER
You could not make a better gift
to your family or one from which
they would receive as much pleas
tire and comfort as from a nice
fouggY. What's the matter -with
getting dt in time for Easter? Our
line is complete and the prices the
most reasonable in the southwest.
Obme and look the line over. We
will give you the best quality and
save you money besides-
The Myers Co.
"The Buggy People."
310 S El Paso St.
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running- to the building he pulled out
the burning' shavings and in some
manner put out the fire.
The county commissioners issued an
order to all property owners to open
their alleyways and the work is being
done rapidly. The order was issued as
a sanitary precaution.
Messrs. W. S. Mullins and D. L.
Baker, of Ballinger, Texas, are here
Miss Mary Rowan, who has been
teaching Mexican school at Alamito, is
visiting in Marfa for a few days. SheJ
will leave shortly for her home In
Sanitary inspector Hensley is busy
cleaning up the town. The sanitary
board of Marfa recently issued an or
der making it imperative that all"
premises must be kept clean.
Mrs. J. "W. Collins has returned to"
Bockport, Texas, after spending two
months in Marfa visiting her daughter,
Mrs. W. E. Bobertson.
Ii. D. Bunton, through the Humphries
Bealty company, sold to Gid Guthrie,
ranchman near Marfa, 500 head of
cows. Mr. Guthrie has returned to the
Santos Gpnzales has sold his resi
dence property In Marfa to Savino Her
nandez. Mrs. H. M. Fennell Is visiting her
parents In Del Bio. Before returning
home she will go to Eagle Pass and
visit friends for a few days.
Dr. Midkiff, Geo. R. Shannon and J.
D. Shannon attended Odd Fellows lodge
at Fort Davis.
Whit Leveritt was In Fort Davis vis
G. Ii. Kroschel is here from Del Bio
looking after his interests.
H. ,A. Ousley, of St. , Louis, is in
Mrs. C. A. Magee Is here from St.
Louis, a guest at the St. George.
Messrs. f Henry Brooks and Wm.
Mann, jr., of Shafter, attended Masonic
lodge In Marfa.
G. Madrix, of Shafter, was here lately
J. .B Suffoa Sentpany
Bell Phone 680 323 Texas 2t.
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your iieart or nerves,
suppose you breakaway
for 10 days and see how
mucli better you feel.
You can make the job
easy and pleasant if you
take on Postuni in place
Be sure to have it
well boiled, according to
directions on package, to
bring out the rich fla
vour and full food value.
Eead "The Eoad to
Wellville" in pkgs.
"There's a Eeason."
Trustees Gaines and Tooley Make Statement Which Peo
ple Have Been Looking for, Showing That Schools
Are Getting Behind Every Day in Funds
- Many Bills Are Cons idered Extravagant.
Trustees Reject Becommendations of
'. Finance Committee Looking to
a Remediaal Move.
(Continued From Pajre One"
his office, the correctness of -which can Balance on hand S-31-09
be verified by a visit to his office.
The 3Iartln Report!
El Paso, Texas, March -15, 1910.
To W. L. Gaines and W. L. Tooley,
Finance Committee, El Paso 'Public
Dear Sirs: In obedience to your re
quest, I am handing you herewith some
excerpts from the more complete re
port I am preparing for the finance
committee at your command.
The total running expenses of the
schools from July 1. 1908. to June 30.
1909, amount to $16S,716.28.
The running expenses from July 1,
1909, to February 2S, 1910, have been
$163,330.29. There remain of the pres
ent fiscal year four months, .hiee of
which are scholastic months during
which full salaries will be paid to all
teachers. Since the average expendi
tures per school month of the current
year have been about ?23,000, and since
our expenditures for the remaining
three scholastic months will perhaps
Not be so heavy, it may be estimated
that the three remaining months of
the school term will cost $60,000. The
month of June will perhaps cost $12,000,
including salaries and janitor service.
This brings the total of additional ex
penses to July" 1, to. the approximate
figure of $72,000. This added to the
total expenses to date makes the grand
total of expenses for the year begin
ning July 1, .1909, and ending June 30.
The Funds Available.
It might be of interest to you to know
also that an Investigation of the book
of "the city treasurer reveals the fact
that- on the 31st day of August, 1909,
(the beginning of the present scholas
tic year), there were registered unpaid
warrants amounting to $49,413.98. There
have been expended since that time
$135,053.72. Add to these sums the
estimated amount of expenses giren
above for the remaining three months
of the year, $72 ,000, and we have a to
tal of $256,467.70 necessary to be raised
to meet the current expenses of the
schools up to July 1, 1910. To meet
these expenses, we may expect the fol
From state apportionment ,. 43,143.75
From county apportionments 4,100.00
Fom tuition 1,200.00
From other sources 200.00
From city taxes (.4418 on
$1000) ($28,000,000) .. 123,000,0u0.00
It will thus be seen that we may look
forward to a deficit of $S2,153.42 on
July 1, 1910. This calculation does not
take into consideration the interest on
overdrafts at the bank, which must
be a considerable amount.
You" will note that I have referred to
two dates as beginning the school year,
September 1st, and July 1st. The state
law fixes September 1st, as the. begin
ning of the scholastic year. The school
board observes July 1st, as the begin
ning of the fiscal year.
As to expenditures. I am sure you
will find that the figures given above
are correct. The only source of possible
error is in the registered unpaid war
rants on August 31, 1909. This infor
mation r secured fro'm the books of the
city treasurer when I made my last re
port to the finance committee. I asked
the treasurer to let me make a list of
the registered warrants unpaid on
August 30. This request he granted,
and the sum given above I found to
represent the aggregate of-our Indebt
edness on the date mentioned. I do not
see how there could be error in the
Information thus gained, and I am sure
of the other figures because they have
been carefully checked.
In the more complete report to fol
low, I shall give you in detail, classi
fication of expenditures for the years
1908 and 1909-10. I have no means of
compiling a statement of receipts ex
cept from -the books of the city treas
urer. You could perhaps get such a
report from him. It is difficult to get
a starting point from which to cal
culate our present financial condition.
I have taken as such a point the con
dition on August 30. 1909, as revealed
by the registered and unpaid warrants
on that date. The accuracy of this
statement is conditioned upon the sup
position that all of the outstanding
warrants were registered on the date
on which I made the calculation. This
presumption is a fair one I think, since
the figures were compiled more than
a month after the issuance of any war
rants for August.
The estimated receipts are based
upon the following data:
1. Beport of state superintendent
as to amount apportioned to SI Paso.
0 Amount received from county ap
portionment last year ($2911.64), plus
a liberal allowance for transfers. The
total will perhaps fall $500 short of the
3. Amount of tuition received last
year ($1199.38). The amount this year
will perhaps be slightly in excess of
4. Amount received from other
sources last year.
5. Amount of school city taxes to
be received from a levy of .4418 on the
Sinn, on a total valuation of $28,000,000,
which I learn 'is the approximate value S
of city property as it appears on tne
6. The balance shown wa? taken
from the books of the city treasurer.
At that time there was a large out
standing floating debt, but I understand
that it is the policy of the treasurer to
keep on hand a small balance to pro
vide for emergencies.
I have set forth as accurately as pos
sible our present financial standing.
(Signed) F. M. Martin.-
A report similar to the above was
made for the finance committee by su
perintendent aiartin on or about Octo
ber 25, 1909, which xhowed an antici
pated deficit of 507,000. This report
was submitted to the trustees and at
the same, time we offered the follow
ing resolution and recommendations
which were not adopted by the board:
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 25, 1909.
"UTiereas, our investigation as per
financial statement submitted, shows
that the expenditures of this board are
far In excess of receipts, we, your
finance committee, hereby respectfully
First That strict and rigid economy
be practiced hereafter.
Second That all contemplated expen
ditures of school money for supplies,
improvements, furniture, equipment,
etc., be submitted in writing to the su
perintendent of public schools; that he,
in turn, issue order for same, If in his
opinion the expenditure is wise. Fur
ther, that all expenditures In excess
of $100 be made upon competitive bids,
and submitted to board for approval
before order Is placed; a duplicate copy
of contracts thus let shall be filed Im
mediately in office of superintendent of
Third That the teachers' summer
salaries be discontinued.
Wanted Purchasing Agent.
As a substitute for recommendation
No. 2, we hereby recommend that the
boaTd employ a business agent whose
duties shall be as follows:
The business agent shall be the rep
resenta?Ive of the board in all business
transactions. Bie shall act as the In
termediary between the board, or Its
respective committees, and all persons
doing business with the board, in order
to facilitate the expeditious working of
the board as much as possible.
Purchasing Supplies. He shall have
authority to make all necessary pur
chases for the schools after the yearly
contracts have been let by the board.
Making Bepalrs. -He shall have au
thority to emploj' the necessary labor,
and purchase material for carrying out
repairs or other work in connection
with the school property, provided that
such work has been previously author
ized by the board or its respective com
mittees. Inspecting School Property. He shall
make a systematic inspection of all
school property, and report to the board
from time 'to time on such matters as
need attention. All recommendations
made by him for work or improve
ments shall be accompanied by pre
liminary estimates as to cost.
Funds and Accounts.
Handling Funds. He shall act as the
collection agency of the board for all
money becoming due from whatever
source; shall keep proper account of
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1 evenings fun
1 week's incidentals
Put in our bank Six Dollars a week for ten years
and pile up the interest. Then you can afford these
We pay you 4 percent interest on savings ac
counts and compound the interest every six months.
We also pav 4 percent interest on Time Deposits.
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EL PASO, TEXAS.
money received, and see that such
funds are placed to the credit of the
board in Its treasury or depository.
Keeping Accounts, Etc. He shall
keep the books and office records, set
ting forth in a clear and concise man
ner nil fransnptfnns of th hnarfl. n.nd
shall be held responsible for the cor- j
reotness of all accounts and records so
He shall audit all bills and pay rolls
of the board and certify as to the cor
rectness of same.
At the first regular monthly meeting
of xthe board, he shall submit a state
ment setting forth the receipts and ex
penditures of the past month, properly
classified and showing the amounts ex
pended as well as balances unexpended
under each appropriation.
Clerk of the Board He shall act as
clerk of the board during all sessions
of said body.
Office Hours. His office hours shall
be from 10 to 12 a. m., and 3 to 5 p
m., and the remainn business hours he
shall devote to the necessary outside
duties. Respectfully submitted,
TV. L. Gaines.
"W. I,. Tooley.
Realizing: the gravity of tie situa
tion Ave hesitatingly O. K'd aHj- bills
which appeared to us to be extrava
paHce and sHbseqacatly informed tie
board that all bills would have to be
read nloud and be pasred oh by tie
board which, is tie practice at tils
TV.. Ii. Gaines.
TV. Ti .Toeley.
Send for the free
$?iai package. F.
A. Stuart Co., ISO
Sold by druggists every
where. 50 cts. full sized pk.
What is more appropriate than a dainty
water-color neatlv framed in narrow gilt,
or a hand illumined Easter motto ? When
you think of gifts, think of the Feldman
Fred Jo Feldrnara, 308 San Antonio
Eyster's C. O. D. Grocery
Corner Kansas and Boulevard
Two Bell Phones, 844 and 823. Ind. Phone 1691.
No Special Sales, but Lower Prices Every Day and
Every 'Week than Others on Special Sales. Every
Item Sold Positively G-uaranteed.
Mountain Park Eggs (never 4 days old) per doz. . .30c
Strictly ?resh Texas Eggs, 2 doz. for 45c
Strictly Eresh Blue Ribbon Butter, 3 lbs for S1.00
Potatoes, positively thevery best, 15 lbs for 25c
Onions (dry and good), 7 lbs for 25c
Yallev Stweet Potatoes, 8 lbs for I 25c
10 lbs Cottolene for '...:..; $1.50
lbs Cottolene for ..... i 60e
Eancy Bellflower Apples, 3 lbs for 25c
Fancy Eat Norway Mackerel (large size), each 10c
Welch's Grape Juice (new stock), all
sizes 10e, 25c, 45c and 80c
3 pkgs good Macaroni, Spaghetti or Vermicelli for 25c
Our Special C. 0. D. Coffee '(none as good sold
anywhere else) for , 25c
Extra Good Quality Teas Gunpowder, English
Breakfast, Japan, Oolong, Ceylon, or Mixed,
per lb. . . .. 60c
4 large rolls Toilet Paper (1000 count) for 25c
5 ffals Best Gasoline for 85c
Highland Park and East El Paso Delivery Every
3 doz Extra Good Oranges gjri
for - "
Larger Oranges, per
dozen, 25c, 30c and
California Seedless Grape
fruit (large size), 3 Tor
Fancy Bellflower Apples,
3 lbs for
Large Fancy Queen Olives,
Large Fancy Queen Olives,
Largest Size DillPioklea,
California Olive Oil, full d -J "V
quart tins tpl.VU
3 lbs Best Full Head Rice OC-
3 lbs Best Dry Lima Beans
3 1-2 lbs Best Pink Beans
3 lbs Best White Beans
6 bars Crystal White Scap
8 bars Diamond C Soap
6 bars Pearl White Soap
4 bars Fells Xoptha Soap
4 lbs Best Bulk Starch
2 1-lb pkgs Crescent Corn
2 2-lb cans Baltimore S'tand
ard Pack Tomatoes for
3 cans Extra Good Iowa
2 cans Extra Fancy ITaine
Early June Sifted Peas, ex
tra good quality, for
2-lb can Extra Quality Kid
nev Beans for
Eyster's C. O. D. Grocery
Corner Kansas and Boulevard.
for Doors and Windows keep out
the sand, dirt and wind.
eia9 Weather Strips
uraig, u'uennen & uo,, lien, Agis.
Phone Bell 43. Chamber of Commerce Biaj.