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EL PASO -HERALD
Thursday. April 14, 1910.
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NOT MOVE MAY 1
Mayor 'Says He Does Not Be-:
lieve There Will te .
Houses for Inmates.
It is possible that the reservation
may not be moved from its present lo
cation on May 1, as there Is no place
prepared for the inmates in the sec
tion below Ninth street, -where tbey
"were to have been moved.
Mayor Sweeney said this morning: 'l
cannot tell if it will be possible to re
move the reservation by May 1, as I am
taking the matter up -with property
owners down there and no buildings
have as yet been erected for this pur
pose and there are no accommodations
made fpr the persons -who will move
Imported English Shoes
for men and women; widths A to
D. Price S3, prepaid anywhere
ia U. S. These fine imported
shoes are superior in style, ma
terial and workmanship to any
$7 to $10 American made shoes.
If not at your dealer's, writ:
usforillustrated style boc.
EDet-Kendan Stoe Co.
3sxElirtnrer3 asd Icipcrten,
Dept. 4 yuatM Cltj", 3o.
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Ckl-ohes-ter Diamond Brand
1'IUt la Ked ad Gold aetallicS
boxes. seiJed trifh Bias Ribbon..
late bo etaer. iittj or tost w ,
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yearrtnowa ss Beit, Safest. Always Rellablf
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVF2YWH3&
Goat Lymph JK&X6Js!s
Nature's own rem
edy lor depleted
nerve force; for ex
haustion: for de-
oility; for insomnia;
now prepared in
most hiphly effica
ceous tablet form. $2
per box. Lasts one
month, bold in
El Paso only by
Kelly & Pollard, Sheldon Hotel.
mary of the work of the commission
up to March 1. 1010:
Number of applications 105
Number of applications approved.. 37
Number of applications rejected... 55
Number- of applications pending-. - 13
Number of trials and investigations. 21
Number of suspensions 14
Number of dismissals from service.. 16
Number of resignations 12
The police force numbers 50 men.
The commission formulated and
adopted a manual governing the de
partment. It organized the Police Ben
efit association, reorganized and in
creased the force, reorganized and in
creased the detective department, reg
ulated by ordinance through the coun
cil, vehicles and solicitors at the union
station, urged the council to purchase
a patrol wagon, placed patrolmen in the
center of streets in the business sec
tion with good results, and strongly
urges Improvement at city jail, which
is badly needed.
The commission is composed of J. M.
Wvatt, chairman: W. H. Burges, F. B.
Simmons, Z. T. White and Tim Lyons.
This body of citizens devote their serv
ice to the city from a spirit of civic
pride, receiving no compensation there
for. Cliiers Report.
The chief of police, B. F- Jenkins, re
ports the expenses and work of the
department for she past year as fol
lows: Salaries of officers $54,667.'i.
Cost of feeding prisoners 3,764.65
Fines collected $18,421.00
Cost of police salaries $40,010.60
Total arrests -I 6,171
Convictions 1 ,....3399
Felonies and transfers to county
jail i 652
Number of days served by prisoners
on fines, 6947.
Chief Jenkins is an efficient and ca
pable oficer, and commands an active
and vigilant force.
T. C Lea, jr., judge of the corpora
tion court, reports having tried during
the year 6171 cases, of which 3399 were
fined and 2752 were acquitted and
transferred to the county jail. He as
sessed $19,021 In fines.
Judge Lea Is a conscientious and just
This branch of the public service is
governed by a volunteer committee ap
pointed by the mayor, consisting of
Frank Powers, chairman; W. T. Hixson,
secretary; judge P. F. Edwards, C. C.
Keifer and JZ. C. Edwards. This com
mittee lias rendered much valuable ser
vice to tne city, having reorganized
the department from a volunteer basis
to a paid department under the direc
tion of an experienced chief. The com
mission employs and discharges all
men. During the past 3'ear, the com
mission increased the department by
the addition of nine men. the commis
sion compiled and completed a manual
of rules and regulations and has made
the department an effective and com
pact fire fighting force.
The commission recommends that the
chiefs salary be raised $15 per mdntb;
chiefs secretary and driver, $5; three
captains, Sio each; five drivers, $5 each,
and that all pipemen be paid $75 per
month for the first six months' service
and thereafter $S0 per month.
tThe commission also recommends the
location of a fire station in the vicinity
of the union station.
I heartily concur in the above recom
mendations when the city's finances
The strength of the department has
during -the year been Increased from
24 to 33 men.
During .the year an addition was
built to the central station, the addi
tion fully equipped and the central sta
tion renovated. Two steamer heaters
have been Installed and a horse and
buggy purchased for the chief.
An office has been equipped andvpro
vided for the chief. r
Cement floors have replaced wooden
floors in the workshop. One noninter
ferlng alarm box has been installed at
the corner of El Paso and San Antonio
streets, the old box .being removed to
El Paso and Seventh streets. One mile
of fire alarm wire has been installed,
making a total of 17 miles in service.
All fire apparatus has been repainted
and renovated where necessary. Sani
tary feed boxes have been installed In
all stations. A combination chemical
and hose automobile has been added to
the service. An additional station has
Teen purchased in Highland Park.
The recommendation is made for the
purchase of an automobile for the chief
I believe it necessary and approve the
During the' year the department re
sponded to 237 alarms, being 46 in ex
cess of the previous year.
Alarms received by box 7i
Alarms received by telephone 130
Alarms, still 31
Alarms received from 12 a. m. to
12 p. m 99
Alarms received from 12 p. m. to
12 a. m ', 128
Orison of KIre -
Brick houses .
Frame houses !.....,
Box cars , t
Response to Juarez ,
Other than buildings
In his report the chief states the
cause of each fire. All fires were con
fined to the building in which they
originated, and no fire in a building of
more than two stories extended beyond
the story in-which it originated.
The. total value of buildings and con
tracts approximated $1,8S5,475.50.
The insurance on the same amounted
The loss sustained on buildings and
contents, insured and uninsured, totaled
Tota linsurance $974,255.00
Total loss insured and unin
Net insurance over loss . . . .$878, 255. 6 J
Net loss uninsured 2.S65.00
Clothes that embody the extreme of fashion and carry that
fashion along natural lines to its next development.
Clothes that contain those little touches of style that ultra
conservative men will insist on next season.
Clothes that express the "personality" the "individuality"
of the wearer.
Those are IT anfiYinti i
xa. UUi JLJJL Cl JUL
m sniP MaU BiiLHHtl 0fv
And the style, the fit, the appearance that distinguish them
at the start will last as long as the garment does.
Ranging in price from $15.00 to $30.00
Unioa CIotKing Co.,
Total insurance over loss. .$881,320.60
Total loss carried by insurance com
Cost of Insurance.
We have 100 insurance companies do
ing business in this city. The yearly
premiums collected by 10 companies
averaged $26,000 for the past 12 months.
Taking this as a basis, 100 companies
would average approximately $253,000.
J This, less $92,934.40 fire loss for this
year, wqnld net the companies $160,
065.60, not including an average com
mission of 15 percent paid to agents.
This is what El Paso pays insurance
companies for protection.
During the year th- department laid
4S.S00 feet of hose, raised 875 feet of
ladders, used 56 chemical engines, nine
steamers. S3 fire hydrants, had 3044 men
attending fires, averaging 12 5-6 to
each fire, traveled 105 10-66 miles and
worked US hours and 30 minutes at
The police always respond to alarms
and render great assistance to this de
It is advisable at this time to rear
range fire hydrants so that none in the
mercantile section will be ovf.r 300" feet
apart or over 600 feet apart in the resi
dence sections. This will give us a
credit of 3 cents on our insurance key
It is also deemed advisable to add
11 men to the departn-cnt, making it a
full paid department and receiving 3
cents credit for same.
I also recommend the instalation of
an additional combination hose and
chemical wagon in the vicinity of the
union depot. This will give an addi
tional credit of 2 cents.
I recommend the bringing of the
alarm system up to standard require
ments, giving an additional 2 cents
I nlso recommend the appointment o
a fire marshal, carrying with it a cred
it of 3 cents.
This will give the city a credit of 1"
cents, reducing the rate .from 50 cents
to 37 cents.
Hope for Better Rntes.
If litigation now pending in the fed
eral court is successful, it will result
in many improvements in the war sys
tem, which, according to the figures
of C. B. Roulet, Texas fire Insurance
actuary, will reduce the key rate for
El Paso an additional 23 cents.
The treatment we liaje received from
the insurance companies in fixing our
rate Is extremely discouraging when
you ascertain that they did not consider
the Improvements in our fire depart
ment, the city streets, buildings, electiic
wiring, etc. You gentlemen undoubted
ly appreciate, the fact that the report
made on El Pao was made by paid em
ployes of the companies who came here
for the express purpose of reporting
favorably to the companies. How well
they accomplished the purposes of
their employers is patent to the world.
In this connection. I will state that
I communicated with the chairman of
the state insurance Tatlng board, and
propose to resist the rate made by the
Dr. Frank Thatcher, city veterinarian,
reports having treated 3S animals in
the fire department. One animal died.
He treated 40 animals in the street and
grade department, with a loss of one
This department was created in July
of last year, 'and has been an econom
During the past year this departmert
has collected for permits and inspec
tions the sum of $1362.50. The clty
electricicn, A. T. Samworth, issued 519
instalaticn permits, 632 connection per
mits. Mr. Samworth reports that dur
ing the year all meters have tested
correct and that lighting companies
have afforded him every facility for in
Mr. Samworth recommends the re
wiring of the city hall
The city physician, Dr. W. H. Ander
son, files an Interesting report. He ro-
i ports the total deaths at 1164. giving
the death rate at 23.2S percent, based
on a population of 50,000.
In dispensary work the department
treated 437 Americans, 1639 Mexicans
and 92 negroes, totaling 2160 ease. The
eye and ear clinic treated 40 Americans
and 686 Mexicans, totaling 726 cases.
The department visited 330 Americans.
472 Mexicans and 84 negroes, making
8S6 patients, or a grand total of 3780
In sanitary work, the department fu
migated SOS premises, investigated 2137
complaints. Jnspected 2915 premises
served 597 nuisance notices, abated 136
nuisances, made 103 arrests, procured
76 convictions, inspected 2617 dairies
and 9899 meat markets, condemned and
destroyed 12.6S4 pounds of meat, in
spected 158 meat wagons and 5931 fruit
and vegetable stores and wagons, con-
' demned 27S5 pounds of fruit and vege-
A Great Musician
may master one instrument piano, violin,
flute or cornet and much of the music
composed for that instrument. But
is the universal musician. Because it masters not only one
instrument but all instruments. And it masters these instru
ments, not simply individually bnt collectively it masters the
entire band, the whole orchestra, the singing voice of the
Grand Opera stars and the speaking voice of the monologist.
The Edison Phonograph brings to your home all of the
best music of every character. It plays both Standard and
Amberol Records and Amberol Records play twice as long
as Edison Standard Records, -which means that on Amberol
Records you get the many beautiful selections that are too
long to be played on ordinary records.
Can you afford to buy an instrument that offers you less
than the Edison?
There axe Edison dealers ererywhere. Go to the
nearest and hear the Edison PhonojTaph play both
Edison Standard and Edison Amberol Records.
Get complete catalogs from your dealer or from us.
Edison Standard Records 33c
Edison Amberol Records 50c
Edison Grand Opera Records 75c to $3.00
NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH COMPANY
75 LnkeaMe AveetM, Orugc, N. J.
Yom can dictate to the Edison BimneM Phono
graph twice as fast as any stenograph or can take it.
$12.50 to $125
W. G. WALZ COMPANY
PIONEER MUSIC HOUSE ESTABLISHED 1881
SOUTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTORS AND JOBBERS
Edison Phonographs and Records
Victor Talking Machines and Records
Goods Sold on Easy Payments. Catalogs and Price Lists Furnished on Application
Drives Distress from Upset
Stomachs in Five Minutes.
Mi-o-na stomach tablets not only cure
indigestion but build up the entire sys
tem and make the -weak and frail strong
They cause the glow of health to
appear in the cheeks and make the eYe
bright: and sparkling. They chase out
bad blood and cause pimples and sallow
skin to disappear.
Mi-o-na stomach tablets are such
wonderful stomach invigorators and up
builders that they are sold under an
agreement to return your money if
they do not cure indigestion or any
other trouble arising from an upset
stomach such as biliousness, dizziness,
sick headache, loss of appetite, fermen
tation, nervousness, sleeplessness, night
And only 50 cents a large box at drug
gists everywhere and Kelly & Pollaid.
"Stomach trouble had bothered me a
long time, and though I doctored and
used secrai remedies there was no cure
given me until I used MI-O-NA.
I used to feel weak, bloodless and
depressed, but MT-O-NA built up my
health and made me strong." ilrs. J.
Newton, Bellevue, Mich.
3 kSSS9BxI I nil ifl
If iff .
tables, inspected 625 slaughter houses
and 789 hotels, rooming houses and
restaurants, inspected 3060 head oi
slaughtered cattle and condemned 12
head of cattle, inspected 458 head of
hogs and condemned 2, inspected 105
calve. 666 sheep and condemned 1.
The department made 1184 free vac
cinations. The Death Rate.
The department reports the death
rate for 190S at 26.55 percem, based on
a population of 40,000, and for 1909 at
23.2S on a population of 50,000. The
normal death rate having fallen from
12.2 in 1908 to S.5 in 1909, or a differ
ence of 3.7 per 1000 population, this
gives us, according to the repoi t, an
extremely low normal death rate, un
exceled in the United States.
Chlorine determinations 228
Cultures, bacilli-gas 24
Cultures bacilli coli 15
Plate bacilli coli S
Analysis 1 45
Analysis complete 17
Ammonia determinations 21
Nitrate determinations 3
Nitrate determinations 3
Indol reactions 71
Fermentation tests 502
Milk, cream. Ice cream S8
Diphtheria cultures 64
Sputum examinations 23
Urinalysis .t "
1'jphoid fever cultures
This depirtment has
lerr.srkabli- amount of
duee-ted toward giving us a better and
more healthful cit than formerly. I
ir.coipora.te here nly a small part of
the excelent report submitted and sug
.r st that you gentlemen embrace the
first opportunity you have for the pur-po-e
of reading the report.
Sealer of AVelfrfcts and Measures.
J. H. ComstWk, of this department,
reports having tested all Weights and
measures used in the city, and found
conditions extremely satisfactory.
M. P. Maloney. inspector of this de
partment, reports having made 2317
plumbing Inspections, and collected
$1427.50 for same. He made 145 inspec
tions for the health department and col
lected $52.00 for examination of plumb
ers. He reports the following, municipal
Carnegie Library 455.200
Box 605 76,'400
Cleveland Square 749,000
Mundv Park 432,700
Austin Triangle 21,700
"West Boulevard Park . 7,200
Houston Square 651,900
San Jacinto Plaza 514.400
Citv Hall Park 27,700
Alamo Park 493.S00
Kansas St. Fountain 7.200
East El Paso Fire Dept. 7,200
Sunset Fire Dept 19.700
Mesa Fire Dept 2S.800,
Central Fire Dept. 63.900
Missouri St. Fountain 9.700
"West Main St. Fountain 37.100;
Seventh St. Fountain 21,000!
East El Paso Fountain 135,300
City Hall .....:. 19,400
Pest House ,v 73,000
Citv Jail -." 232,000
Tailor Made and Lingerie
"JkjEAKLY 200 "White
J- Waists, in the new
est and best tailormade
and lingerie styles, have
become a trifle soiled and
mussed in handling and in
window display These
are the season's newest
productions in linen, lin
ene, madras, lawn and ba-.
tiste correctly trimmed
with laces and embroidery
and hand embroidered.
Styles worth regularly $1.00 to $6.00, Friday and
Exactly Half Price
Friday Bargains in the Basement
Full length, mother Hubbard
style, made of cenuine Amos
keag checks in blue and white.
Regular 50c styles, for Friday
only ' 9
Petticoats made of neat strip
ed gingham, with deep flounce,
scalloped and button-holed.
Good width and worth 3oc;
Bassett School - 1,2Q0
Beall School 112,300
Aoy School 18S.900
Lamar School 232.400
Vilas School 36.200
Franklin School ,&"u
Mea School ...
High School ...
Sunset School .
San Jacinto School
Total - 478.900
This department is giving satisfac
S. B. Haggart. superintendent of this
department, reports that since the or
ganization of his department on April
IS, 1909, to March 2, 1910. he has issued
404 building permits, collected $1129.00
in fees, and reports the value of build
ings at $820,383.00.
This department has made all neces
sary inspections and is rigidly enforc
ing the building ordinances, resulting
In a decided improvement in class of
building being erected.
Mr. Harris, commissioner of this de
partment, reports that the city has 12
parks under his jurisdiction. His de
partment has when requested assisted
citizens in planning and planting their
premises, has devoted much time to
street parking and assisted In parking
school grounds. Two hundred and sixty
seven new trees have bcn planted, and
the total expended for labor, including
commissioner's salary, is $6059.20. A
bandsrand costing $1705.00 was erected
in Cleveland Square. The expense for
water, tools, utensils, grass, bandstand
etc., totaled $41SS.20, making a net cost
to the city for all parks approximately
$10,247.40. He reports the value of all
park property at $1,229,775
Mr. Harris "report that during the
past three years, you have increased
the number of parks by 100. percent in
additional parks and about 2000 per
cent in ground area; he makes many
good recommendations which should be
I believe it expedient to acquire more
park sites, and I recommend that Mr.
Harris's salary be raised $50 per month.
He is rendering the city goo service
upon an Inadequate salary and we can
not expect to retain his service unless
we pay a salary calculated to give him
an adequate return upon his ability and
Street and Grade.
Street commissioner Brady reports
that shovelmen. outside teams, steam
roller, rock 'driller, stablemen, hired
sprinklers, city drivers, carpenters and
blacksmith, cost the city during the
past year $23.400.0o; night sweeping,
shovelmen, plumber, and everything
pertaining to street cleaning amounts
Expenditures for feed were $4122.69,
improvements $2399.86; water for street
sprinkling $8128.75. The department
used 58,276,000 gallons of water foi
street sprinkling purposes. Thrf depart
ment in grading streets and alleys
moved 32,197 cubic yards f dirt, 6068
cubic yards of rock and 17.197 cubic
yards of caliche, totaling 55,760 cubic
yards In all. The department con
structed gutters in 111 blocks. The
commissioner's report shows In detail
the cost of Improvement on each, street
and alley., and gives an inventory of city
property owned by the department
amounting to $17,948.16.
D. C. Booth reports that he has made
a monthly" check of all departments, ad
justed all outstanding claims. Installed
a system of books in the weights and
measures department, assisted city elec
trician in perfecting an index card sys
tem. He purchased and, installed a
blacksmith shop, pays all labor, and
vouchers all accounts.
The auditor has filed an excelent re
port which merits your attention.
City Assessor aBd Collector.
The following report from I. C. Behr
shows the total tax collections for the
Tax collections from March 1, 1909,
to February 2S, 1910: ,
Current, 1908 $182,325.54
Current. 1909 272,905.75
Delinquent taxes 37.965.14
Current 190S, Paving 5,684.60
Current, 1909, Paving 4,755.20
Delinquent Paving' 1,093.15
Retail Liiquor 10,775.21
Malt Liquor 1,072.43
Dog License 696.50
Sewer Permits 1,335.00
Total collections from Mch.
1, 1909, to Feb. 2S, 1910 $520,0S9.53
I again renew my recommendation of
last year to the effect that the legisla
ture should be requested to so amend
the city charter as to change the time
of collections of city taxes from Feb
ruary to July, having taxes rendered
delinquent on the 31st day of July In
stead of March 1, as at present. This
will result "In affording the taxpayer
six months' . time after payment of
county and state tax la which to meet
his city tax.
The city finances are In good condi
tion as is evidenced from, the following
Amt Bonds. Int.
Total numb', cu. ft. used by
all city Institutions
Gas used is as follows;
High School : 23.500
Mesa School I0'200
Too Commonly U&ed.
The use of pasty cereals Is not ad
visable A physician says: "Pasty ce
reals are very indigestible and a bad
thing for the stomach, causing a de
pressed feeling and quite a train of dis
orders, particularly of the intestines
Cereals, such as wheat and oats, can
be cooked long enough and well enough
to fit them for human use but the or
dinary -n-ay of cooking leaves them in a
A gentleman from Evansville, Ind.,
sa?.M physician prohibited the use of
oats and neat for I was in a bad con
dition physically, with pronounced dys
pepsia. . , ,.
"He "aid the heavy paste was indi
gestible" but that Grape-Xuts, being a
thoroughlv cooked food and cooked in
such a manner as to change the starch
Into a peculiar sugar, could be easily
T liave become ver fond ind
nmnP-N-uts and all the uncoinfol
feelings have disappeared. I have g;
TiPriv twelve pounds in weight
have none of the distressed, full fee1
ftT- mv meals that l nau form
Grape-Nuts food has done the work."
Read the little book, "The Road to
TVellville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever rend the above letter? A new
one appears froai time to time. They
nre cenulnc, true, and full of human
Funded Ind. 1S90 $ 14,000.00
School. 1890 18.000.00
City Hall & F. D., 1S9S 30,000.00
Sewer Extension and Improvement 15,000.00
School, 1899 .' 30.000.00
Supl. City Hall and Jail. 1S99 10,000.00
Supl. City Hall No. 3. 1900 10,000.00
Sewer Ext. and Imp. No. 3, 1900 20,000.00
School No. 3. 1901 i 75,000.00
School No. 4. 1905 50,000.00
Sewer Ext. and Imp. No. 4, 1903 ..: 60.000.00
School No. 5. 1905 ; 50,000.00
School No. 6, 1907 1 100,000.00
Water Works Compn 1S99 ..!.. . 11,000.00
Street Paving, 1908 .' ... 200,000.00
Street and Alley Imp. & Grading. 1908 100,000.00
School No. 7. 190S rr. ' 100.000.00
Sewer Disposal. 1908 50.000.00
Garbage Disposal. 190S 50.000.00
Paving Dist. No. 1, 1905 175,000,00
Street Opening, 1910 110,000.00
.06 $ 1,120.00 ?
Total cash In sinking funds $114,533.51
Tax Rnte and Appropriation Depart
Approp'n Tax rate
light ...$ 26,320.00
St. & grade
Parks . . .
Ex. & Leg.
Police . . .
Sewer . . .
$461,492.00 $1.6489 $193,293.74
Total cash in dept. funds $193,293.74
Total cash in sinking fund .. 114,533.51
Total cash in treasury -. $307,S27.25
City clerk's financial report, for the
fiscal year ending March 31, 1910.
City clerk $ 126,765.94
Assessor and collector 606.72S.33
Scavenger dept 12.75S.15
City electrician 1,945.15
Sanitary m 24.10
School dept. (various
Street maintenance dept. . . 261.00
Building inspector 1.129.50
Police department . 18.47S.93
P. & Meter dept. v.. 1.5S9.50
Engineer's dept 917.50
City Sealer's dept 23.39
El Paso County account
Pres. Exp '3,500.00
Transfers from one fund to
another : 272,450.18
Treasurer's balance March
'31, 1909 541.406.SS
Total warrants paid ..
Treasurer's balance. March
31. lJO :--$ .480,950.48
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