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Real Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 13, 14nd 15.
Real Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads,
en Pages 13, 14 and 15.
i RUSHING- OPENING
A READY SALE J
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All Big Oil Fields Have the I
bame OnnatlOn aS TJiat
North of El Paso.
Those Around Alamogordo
Are the Best for the High
est Grade of Oils.
The organic theory of the origin of
petroleum encourages the belief of an
oil field in the Camp City fields.
"The six great oil provinces of the
United States," says TV. G. Burrows in
me .engineering Mining Jourrnal, are j
me -Appaiacnian. i-lma-lndiana, Illinois,
Midcontinental, g-uif and California
fields. Minor occurrences of petroleum
are found in other states and terri
tories. "The origin of the oil." he continues,
"in all of these fields is probably the
same- Of the many opinions advanced,
the organic origin of petroleum is based
on the soundest geologic facts. The
hydrocarbons are found in large quan
tities, save in .one instance, in rocks of
sedimentary character. No matter where
sediment are deposited, if they enclose j
animal or fg table matter, bituminous
may be produced. j
"The i-iesence of water, preferably
sai, me exclusion oi air and tne ex- five roorn brick residence, corner Xew
istence of an impervious protecting man ar)d Rlo Grande street. Estimated
stratum of clay seem to be an essential j cost 2000. s
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,.. .a pMuie. i.ievus, iiiuiua, .
crusta eans. fishe- and even microscopic
organisms of many kinds may contrib
ute material to the change. The change
is accomplished by a process of slow
distilation of the organica matter."
Sacramento Mountains Similnr.
Tho Sacramento mountain range, up
lifted several thousand feet from i2
orig nal, natural position, exposes a
series of bedding planes of sedimentary
limestones, presumably of the carbon
iferous era, along its face. or escarp
ment for at least 24 miles a great
mountain wall on the east of the great
valley extending north from the Bio
Grande to the interior of New Mexico, i
xnere can oe no reasonable doubt that
deep down, undjfcrlying this great inter
mountain valle with over-T.200 feet of
alluvium, of -which the first 300 feet is
recent wash or decomposed material,
and 900 feet is what is termed "gumbo,"
deep drilling will -show the same car
This great mountain hi strata, accord
ing to geological ip6rts, is highly
fosiliferous. In fact, all the limestones
are a vast cemetery of'extinct organic
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in tne 011 neias o uaiuorma, tnere
is a -mass 01 iosuiierous Tock several"
hundred feet thick, overlying the oil i
hundred feet thick, overlying the oil I
horizon. It is the consensus of opinion
that the oils distilled from the organ-
isms gradually through millions of
years leached down and filled thf por-
ous rocks resting on impervious floors, i
If such were the case in California, it
i& not unreasonable to !r-iieve the name !
causes may have lormeu ?rreat oil d-
posits in the Camp City oil fields. In
fact, the thickness of the fosiliferous
rock in the Sacramentos is nearly three
times as great as that overlying the oil
basins of California.
Nearby Coal Deposit;! Heavy.
Again, as mentioned ina description
of the vast coal fields of Dawson and
Raton, the organic deposits north of
(Continued on page 17.
IN ALTURA PARK I
Improvements Made Include i
S l j? -n x s
vrciiage ior jrresem, uwn-
er of Property.
Altura park, where the mulberry
trees are loaded with berries and the
grass Is green, is enjoying a healthy
growth these days. L. C. Washburn,
of Swift & Company's plant, has bought
four lots on Frankfort street in Al
tura and expects to improve them with
John T. Cameron, Jhe cattleman, has
also bought a five-room brick cottage
on Frankfort street of Highland park,
and has added a room to it and built
a brick garage in the rear. Both sales
were made by "W. T. Downing.
Down on the river front, between the
Santa Fe railroad reservation and 'the
Franklin canal, the El Paso Dive Stock
commission company has built a sea
of cattle pens, chutes and feeding pens
which have converted the sand waste
Into a miniature Chicago union stock
Although the yards are not yet com
pleted and will not be until the last of
the summer, the greater part of thi
yardage ib now occupied ' by "Mexican
cattle, which have been brought across
'he border for the spring movement of
ile-vie-m cattle to the fattening pasture
lands of the west and northwest. The
The Rush Is Not as Notice
able for Permits as in
Month of April.
Following' close upon the heels of a
record breaking1 month pf building ac
tivity, the first week in May showed a
decrease in the amount of propose'd i
new structures compared witn tne last
week in April. During the week just
closed 20 permits were Issued for
building to cost ?34,95i compared with
seven permits for buildings costing
o 1 1 n fkrk 3.. ? 4-1. a ATIniio nmulr
j However, one permit issued during the
last week in April was for the sum of
$110,000 -for the construction of the
I American Bank building, so that the
past -week In reality shows an increase.
It is expected that the permit for
the construction tf the Mills building
will be issued next week and this will
swell the total amount of improve
ments proposed to a large figure.
Activity in real estate transfers also
diminished during the past week the
considerations paid totaling only
$49,029 compared with $53,505 for the
previous -week, a decrease of $4476
However, this is a dull season in the
real estate world and next week there
may be a slight pickup even though
there is generally a lull during the
Lebanon street, between Myles street
and Park avenue, Altura Park At
tura Realty Co. to E. A. Pumphrey,
lots 13, 14 and 15, block 11. Altura
Park addition: consideration $300. Sept.
5, 19 OS.
Alhambra Heights W. H. Austin et
als to Mrs. Joanna Bradford, north one
half lot 3, block 10, Alhambra Heights
addition; consideration $125. April 29,
Old Fort Bliss EL X. Small and wife
to James Crawford, lots 24 and 25, old
Fort Bliss; consideration $S00. Feb.
tv .T. T). Love to build a one story
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residence 'on South Stanton street, be
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Estimated cost ?G00.
OPEN BIDS FOR BIG-BUILDING-
GeB. AnSOn -VHllS tO Inspect
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jDias ana ;eeLerii-iiie
Bids for the Anson Zvlins building
will be ooened Monday in the archl-'
tects' office, and the lowest bidder will
be awarded the contract for El Paso's
Gon. Mills, when he first announced .
the fact that he WOUld build an Office
building to replace the old Mills build-
ing, said that it would be eight stories j
and that the plans might be drawn j
for ten or twelve, and if xhe cost was j
not too great he would extend the j
structure Into the sky at least-two if i
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An eight story structure is assured
anfl bid have been submitted for such
a structure. Gen. Mills is here from
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nite announcement will be made Mon-
dy of the s,Ize 5 the DUlldInST and
the successful contractor.
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crete for Buildings and
Others Tearing Down.
The fourth floor of the P.oberts-Ban-ner
building and the basement floor of
the Schutz building are now ,pouring
from the gaping jaws of the concrete
mixers. The Schutz building work
started Friday morning, and a large
part of the basement floor has already
been poured through the metal convey-
:vtleine used by the con
At the Roberts-Banner building the
fourth floor columns and supports were
pourecUearly In the week and the hurry
up job of pouring the floor was started
The rock foundation of th. Reckhart
building is now in place aLd the ex
cavation work is being done at the site
of the new Caples building, and the
American National bank building.
The Mills building is down to the
street level, with the exception of thel
stone supports, which are being removed
as rapidly as possible.
ADDING TWO ROOMS.
Mrs. Hell Hale Is having two rooms
added to her-residence property on north
Florence street- The work is being
done by J. I. Hewitt & Son.
feed barn, quarantine pens ana the
offices of the stock yards are now in
process of construction and the yards
and streets are to be paved with vitri
fied brick before the new stock yards
A viaduct is to be built over the canal
for reloading the cattle from the stock
yards to beshipped out over the South
western line tracks and a new spur
track independent of the Santa Fe yard
tracks will be built to the loading chutes
of the stock yards.
The scales, which are to have a ca
pacit3' of one car of cattle at a time, will
be installed at once and the pumping
plant for furnishing water to the stock
pens is now in place as an auxiliary
water service to the city service.
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Two Chicago Capitalists, In
vesting Here, Say This Is
City's Great Need.
Boosting El Paso gets to be a habit
with people in El Paso, whether they
live here or come here to visit.
This week two men came to El Paso
from Chicago on a business trip. They
remained here thre dav? and -when
they left they had given the city the
best possible evidence that they are El
Paso boosters, even lr Tney aon'fc live
.here. C. H. Bos-worth, to be the new
president of the national bank which formed into a modern street of apart-.Lnv-.
Peoples Gascon,- The Great Texas Real-
pany building on the corner of Michi- ' . u . -i. .
gaii and Adams street In Chicago, and i 5y company has built three apartment
P. L. Turner, an attorney of that city, J hos?S n th,f CSZ ,enL
came here to inspect the El Paso Gas j an?7 a site Purchased for a fourth
and Electric company's plant, being di- 1 building. -
rectors in the company. As a result of s w- w- Follett is building a modern
their visit, the rate for gas is to be ' apartment building on this street and
reduced from $1.40 to $1.35, the plant j "- 8. Godfrey, a mining man from
is to be enlarged and $125,000 worth of , Mexico, is planning to build an apart
improvements will be made and a ! ment house, and the new Carnegie, to
building will be purchased down- j replace the present Carnegie house, op
town for the use of the sales-' posite the library, will be built before
and office departments of the com- f fall. "West Missouri is to be paved both
pany. As a tangible boost this j west and east of Oregon street, and
beats a dozen harangues on the value of when this work is completed and the
Ei Paso as a gateway to Mexico. new apartments finished, this street
Sizing up the situation with the will be one of the modern streets of the
keenness which an outsider always has city.
for the weaknesses of a city, Messrs. "
Bosworth and Turner were agreed that ! --.-, ,. -- --r-r--
the two -weak points in El Paso's on- CEMENT COMPANY
nlelpal organization is the water aues-
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these tvo, the first seems now in proJ
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j building of a first class hotel, is '
' flirthor fllonfr than at' nnv t?m In th i
j history of the ctty. j
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in the building of a modern hotel," Mr.
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Urn and complete as any In the eastern"
I cities. The traveling public has been
f educated nn to the noint where It rie
mands the best to be obtained and Is ,'
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a need would be filled with jruests
throughout the year. In spite of the
fact thnt th rainc runninsr hptwwm
Chioasro .ind thp ooast. r the most
comfortable and thft trin rh shortest.
a transcontinental Tifis?fmrA- hppnmos
tired after traveling 48 hours out of
Chirago and El Paso is the logical
place to stop off a day or two in order
to break the trip to the coast and at
the same time see a glimpse of Mex-
ico. This class of patronage for a ho-
to! TTr?llrT Tint- T VA lrfvt3 V10 t r-nhc I
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something, cheap but it wants the best i
and is willing to pay the price for it. .
Better Hotels deeded.
"There is no complaint against the
present hotels In "El Pnsn. It lc onlv I
that therfi is ample room here In this !
ior a notei or a nigner class. Tnese '
I hotels cater to the traveling trade the j
Dest tney can out tney are not built
to offer the things the high class trav-
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cling iuiuuu uciuauus. Ott.ii .f-niumu, x i
understand, has solved this problem '
most successfully and Is finding that
its new hotel is a money making propo- !
sition. I am sure El Paso will make a s
similar success of a big modern hotel I
and I am sure it would be worth more
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would receive." I
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Mr. Turner, who is a prominent prac- I
tlclng attorney of Chicago, is an equal-
ly enthusiastic booster for El Paso, j
"We have been watching your growth j
for several years," he said. "It has been
remarkable and promises to be even
more so. 10 snow you now much we
are interested in the future of this city.
myself and my friends have exerted our
Influence in obtaining friends for the j
iiepnant jautre project in con
gress and I hope to see the project
completed soon. The construction of
buildings here shows how much the
town is awake and how rapidly it is
growing. I come here frequently and
ench time I come I see some new
change or improvement in this city. I
predict for El Paso as bright a future
as any city in the country and the spir
it of the citizens and the spirit of the
city will be responsible for it when
this come about."
The Saturday Evening Post of the
30th of last month had a very .nterest
lng article on the Raisin district of Cali
fornia, the San Joaquin valley, from
which some useful deductions can be
made and applied to this locality.
Until 1867 the valley, which is from
20 to 50 miles wide and 200 miles long,
was regarded as of little t)r no value
except for grazing purposes. From 1850
to 1867 the press of Stockton published
the results of frequent experiments of
different farmers in the. valley as evi
dence of the fertility and adaptability
of the soil for cereals, vegetables and
fruits, but the consensus of opinion was
that It was of small value.
About the date mentioned, the state
at large seemed to wake up to the fact
that it was a great wheat section, and
land Increased In value from two to
three dollars per acre to eight to fif
teen in a very short time, and thous
ands of acres were soon put ,i cultiva-
tion with most flattering results, while j
R. Y. Anderson
El Paso Valley Has Greater Chance Than California I
OF SAN ANTONIO
West. End of Street May Be
Opened for Traffic bv
West San Antonio street will be
opened from El Paso to the Santa Fe
reservation by May 20 if nothing hap
pens to delay the street opening oper
ations. George Look, who owns the
building on the southwest corner of
San Antonio and El Paso, is tearing
away 14 feet of his building and will
have this part of the street opening
work completed by May 20. The Gem
saloon "will also vacate its present
site by that time if it is possible to
secure new quarters across El Paso
The Eastern Grill will be torn down
about May 15, and the! old Bachelors's
club house on the lower end jf the
recently opened street will also be
torn away in time for the street to
be opened through for traffic The
lower end of the new street has been
filled with dirt .from the new build
ings down town and will be ready for
j the paving crews by the time the upper
j enu. ul cue jutct 13 vjcucu.
j MORE HOUSES FOR
j WEST MISSOURI
Apartment House Street to
SOOII Hare More MOCl-
( em Structures
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and day, the Southwestern Portland
PTnpnr mint :tnv ni? mil vnr fiirii
pleted the buildings which are to be a !
n of tI t cement making plant ,
beyond the smelter. A locker room
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Is nw being built which will be 30 b
l.feet ad. w1hilh "contain shower
oaths, steel lockers for the men to J
keep their clothes in while at work,
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anu a series u muuwn muLury wasa
hnsini; flnf ATirf tf Vif huilrlln- -ro-ni
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oe ntted ior an emergenoy nospitai
for the treatment of accidents and
sickness among the employes of the
L. V?. Hoffecker has been given the
contract for wrecking the buildings on
El Paso street which are to be re- 1
moved to make way for the new Few-
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promised possession of the buibilngs )
on May 20. On May 21 the wrecking i
crew will begin work on the one story ;
buildings facing San Antonio street. I
onr? t ic ornoofnH n hvA u
vninn n- x-i r,ri- ,,, it-
materials for the buildins- on th i
ground before June 1st .
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As cheap as dirt Is literally what It
means in El Paso these days.
excavation that is in progress at the
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tlonal bank block, the little Caples
hnn? no- onj it tha. to.i-t,-. .!
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Schutz building has made this other
wise valuable commodity sell for a
song to get rid of it. Many lots are
being filled with the dirt from these
buliiins- sltc: n-n Woof Co-. .-..;,
street, the new business thoroughfare.
has been filled in at the west end with
dirt from the Krakauer and SchutJ
BUYS $3000- TRACT
Coming from Cananea to invest in
Rio Grande valley land, Roger H. next Cioudcroft season.
Hatchett, of the- Cananea Consolidated
company, has bought 201 acres of land I HUYS A HOUSE.
near San Elizario. through the William! A. N. Manker. chief clerk in the cus
? m? se,nc5 Pavi"S $S000 for the torn house, has bought the five-room
tract. The land Is under ditch and will brick cottage on Montana street which
be improved and put in alfalfa. has been the borne of F. B. Alexander.
a short experience developed the fact
mat u a lull crop was harvested once
in three years, the farming was very
profitable, the soil being very "light
and cheaply cultivated.
Experiments In fruit raising were also
a great surprise, and resulted In large
profit, and in a few years the valley
developed into the largest raisin field
in the world.
The climate of the San Joaquin valley
is warm and dry like this and it Is pe
culiarly adapted to the growing of the
muscat grape, the prime raisin grape
of the world. This grape is also grown
to perfection here, and our mesa land
is much more productive than that of
tha San Joaquin valley.
The several large rivers flowing
through 7 that valley, supplemented bv
pumping from wells, have produced as
mucn as- one hundred and twenty-five
million frvrfctinlc r-f -r nl f..-.
million ,pounds of raisins per annum,
u.uu u.a lb b reason vr&y correspond-
French Chalet Style of Ar
chitecture Will Mark the!
Scheme Work Started.
Half hidden among the pines, fac
ing the white sands or the 'mesa Ian
below, and of French chalet style of
architecture the new Cioudcroft lodge
will be one of the prettiest mountain
resort hotels in the country. Ground
is now being broken for the big lodge
and the contracting camp has been set
up near the site of the lodge.
The lodge "will be divided into two
parts, the main building- and the dor-
muory wmen wm oe in tne snape ot a
wing and is so arranged that a second
and third -wing majr be added without
destroying the general scheme of the
architecture. Th building will be of
semi-fireproof construction, will be cov
ered on the outside with stucco work
with French windows throughout and
a tower bo reet high, iianKing tne mam
Approach From "West.
ne approa-n ue i.rirm liic "
large gallery 120 feet long by 22 feet
Tride. running along the front of it .
one-half of which will be covered by a
sloping roof supported by Ionic col
umns and the remaining half will be
left open to permit the guests of the
lodge to enjoy the -warm morning sun
which pours through the pine boughs.
The entrance is through two large
French glass doors which open into a
vestibule leading to the main lobby and
office. This lobby will be 34 by 25
feet and will have a large open fire
place of red pressed brick to corre
spond to the large one in the main
bv. Tvhere the business office will be
located, will be the main dining room
It is given as 47 by 27 feet and tviII
extend the full two stories in height,
the same as the main lobby
The big rustic fireplace will occupy
one end of the room while in the opn- s
ite nd m be the orchestra balcony
here the orchestra will play for din
ner ana also for the dances which will
be held in the dining room during the
summer season. The dining room "Vfill
bo lighted by large bay windows, all
French glass with art glass centers,
which will extend the full height of the
two floors, and which will give the ex
terior of the building the chaletty style
of architecture which will be especial
ly fitting in the Cioudcroft woods.
All 3lodem Appointments.
Toilet rooms and a woman's parlor
i will be connected to the main lobby by
raeans Qf passageways and the cafe,
Tvhich will be 16 by 27 feet, will be on
the same floor. The kitchen and serv-
ants' dining room will extend back of
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building will be connected with the
dormitory with a covered passageway
having a second deck in order to go
from the second floor of the main
-hfirMnrr tn tho rtnrrnitnrv rnftms on thp I
hoond floor. '
City ConTenlences Afforded.
In the basement will be the barber
shop, billiard room, a cold storage plant
and heating plant and laundry. The
second floor of the main building will
have a few of the guest rooms and the
dormitory proper, the remainder. There
will be 48 rooms in the hotel the great
er part of which will have baths in
connection. The interior finish will
be of stained wood and the lobby and I
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main dining room win nave oeamea Th- -ooi "RstatP Dfnler? ssnolntinn
ceilings and hardwood floors. There LeV with the 1
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iviii np Liiree 111 ii 111 .sluhhjivs 11 liic
second floor in addition to the double
The tower extends above the roof of
the hotel and will be 60 feet high with
copper roof on it and French windows
in the sides.
The lodge will have winding ap
proaches from the different directions
and a roadway leading up from the
station. The construction crew has al- ! pupils, gave a music recitai. juss vjiii
ready cut down 30 of the big pine trees ' letto was graduated from the conserva
which were on the site or the lodge.
It is expected to have the new build-
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ing results cannot be obtained here by
developing water 'by wells.
We are 1000 miles nearer the eastern
market than the .San Joaquin valley,
and the general conditions for econo
mical farming are as good or better
here than there, and it is only a ques
tioin of systematic and energetic work
to produce like result?.
Farming on Mesa.
If the oil excitement a few miles east
of El Paso does not result in develop
ing oil in commercial quantity, it will
demonstrate that there is abundant
water for farming and horticulture on
our mesa lands, which are destined in
a few years to produce the greater por
tion of our fruits and vegetables, and it
is not a Utopian idea that this section
of the country will in the near future
become famous for its superior fruits I
and valuable products of the soil, while
proving a veritable gold mine to those
so fortunate aa to own a few acres of
Electric Lifts for Passengers
to Be Thick in El Paso
Five years ago the elevators in op
eration in El Paso could have been
counted on the fingers of one hand with
a thumb to spare. Those that were
running did so on a jnoonlight sched
ule and were of the seagoing variety.
Today there are elevators running up
and down in the big office buildings and
each of the skyscrapers now being
erected is to have a battery of the
C. L- Baskett, general selling agent
for the state of Texas for "the Otis J
Elevator company, is in El Paso ar
ranging for the Jnstalation of a number
of the elevators made by his company
in tYl-c r "PM Pncn hllitfUnwe Cr-n f o t I
have already been closed for the ele-
vators in the Roberts-Banner building.
the Popular store, the Caples building, !
the Schutz building and estimates are
being furnished by the elevator sales
man for the Anson Mills building, the
American National bank building, the
new Sheldon hotel and also for the
Orndorff hotel, which is to be remod- i
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I J-L'CU V i-iJVIJliJM 1 b J? lilt
i -. T A . , ty -r
t J eT Appointments, KenOVa-
tions, Repainting and
It will be the Xew . Orndorff af tec
September 1st. Arrangements are being-
made for remodeling- the Orndorff,
, -., me iJiu.iu. uoiei win- oe reaav ior
, the fall and wjnter vIsitors in a nevv
rtrcsc The .,,iiii-. sn v. i
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t-tea xnrougnout and the exterior wood
i rork will be painted.
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J!!"f!-f alle7 wI11 bl r?Placel
?i:;iea)I concrete colmuns and the gal-
i ico inijHuveu. ner improvements
will be made in the hotel and a new ele
vator installed, an electric of the
RACING HORSES AT AX.PIXE;
SUMMER XORMAJL. "VI1Ij OPEX.
Championship of Country Decided at
Saturday Races Real Estate Dealers
Plan Advertising1 Caiupaiga.
Alpine, Texas, May 7. The iree for
I a11 hose. rac.e ? the black I
horse belonging to Dr. Locke of Fc
Davis. The big race is to be held Sat
urday between the Alpine sorrel. Rib
bon, and the Ft. Davis horse. It will
decide the year's championship in. tnis
country. The sorrel won last year.
John Young-, jr., was in to celebrate
cinco de Mayo.
E. E. Townsend, manager of the Elsi
more Cattle company ranch near Ft.
Stockton, is here with his family.
Mrs. P. B. Trent is visiting friends
a; Del Rio.
The minstrel show given by the Moun
tainers club was a success. The produc
tion will be given at Marfa Saturday
night under the direction of Dr. Docke.
Miss Mary Cotter. has gone to Sulphur
Miss Nellie Bairrfs is here from San
Marcos, visiting her brother, G. "W.
Mrs. James Frye. of Oklahoma, has
arrived to be with her sister Mrs. M. H.
Harmon, during her illness.
J. S. Bowles and wife are visiting
their sen, A. J. Bowles who is foreman
at the Dunbar saddlery.
Mrs. A. J. Allen, Miss Emis Allen, Dr.
Hudson and wife and county clerk Lem-
mons were Sanderson visitors durinc
tha CInco de Mayo celebration.
Prof. Page reports indications for a
large attendance at the Alpine summer
normal are good. Contractor Clarke
is rushing the work on the new school
building and says that it will be ready
fo? occupancy by June 1.
TV. F. Stewart, postmaster at Tessie,
the new postofflce 30 miles northeast
nf iinin. ,, .-. nntif.i tn ..
of Alpine, has been notified to receive
bids for carrying the mall between Al
pm.- 3,5 Tessie.
club and decided 4o have a number of
booklets printed tb answer the many
letters and Inquiries received daily by"
Alpine citizens, as well as the real
R. A. Werth has sold his interest in
the firm of Mitchell Werth & Co.. and
will devote his time to the piano busi
ness. Miss Thalia Gillette, assisted by her
tory of music at Boston.
VALEXTIXE RESIDENTS MAKE
IMPROVEMENTS: XEWS "VOTES.
Valentine. Texas. May "7. C, E. Con
rin r is adding to the beauty of his town
( property. Since placing- around it a
galvanized fence with the latest im
proved gates, he has planted numerous
shrubs, vines and fruit trees, which are
all in a splendid growing condition.
Mr. Conring also has one piece of
ground which he has thoroughly fertil
ized by mulching and will experiment in
"the growing of pumpkins.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Snyder and chil
dren are in Valentine, the guests of Mrs.
Mrs. A. S. Stewart has returned from
a visit to her sisters in El Paso.
Roy Mulhern is in El Paso.
L. S. Robinson of Wendell, who has
been ill. Is improving. He is stopping
at tho home of Mrss. Lou Foley.
Mrs. C. E. Conring is in El Paso this
TOLTEC CLUB WILL
OPENAFTFR JUNE I
The Toltec clnb will not be open before June 1st. Orijrfnally planned to
be open by May -lOth the delays Incident to finishing a buildlap the slzeef
the new club huildinfr caused the date for the formal opening to be postpeaed
until June and a definite date has notyet been set for the function.
The. club members who room la the present Toltec buHdinsr ave beea,
forced to move to the D. R. Francis because the third floor has been leased ta
the Mexican International boundary commission, which was forced to vacate
tho present quarters In the Ma-onic temple bulldlajr. The office, club reei
and dining: room of the Toltec will remain la the present balldlnR B-tl tie
nevr quarters are ready for occupancy.
I at - mmm
Nevadans and Californians
Take Over Property of
Several Men in New Field
j TROXEL ALSO GrETS
Tovah Field IS AlSO Attract-
J . . .
mg Attention oy Jtceportea
New Oil Strikes.
With the Toyah oil field rapidly de
veloping on one aide of the city .nd tha
prospects at the Camp City well gTO-w-Ing;
better every day jrer oil, 22- ?aso
promises to become an oil center that
"will attract the attention of the world.
Besides the wells that have ben
brought in, capped and kept under
gpiard, frequently mentioned la HJh
Herald, late reports- from the Toyah,
field are that new wells have been,
brought In, -where the oil rose several
hundred feet towards the surface. The
Texas oompany, which is said to have
brought 'in the first big- well, is makingr
every effort 'to get control of, all the
land possible, as told in The Herald
yesterday. The Toyah field seems to
be proved and ia a. few days the Camp
City field is expected to yield up It3
Already, experienced oil men nave
so much faith In the Camp City field
that they are making- Investments there.
Contracting For OH LaBd.
Yesterday some deals of considerable
magnitude, pending- for the past week,
were successfully closed in this city,
on oil lands near the Camp City oil
In one transaction Frank: M. Iceland
and associates have leased from F. T.
Hardesty, J. E. Hunter, C- M. Hunter.
J. J. Bennett D. P. Bennett and others
the south half of section eight and the
north half of section 17, township 19,
south range 10, east New Mexico meri
dian, in Otero county. New Mexico, ag-
' gregating 640 acres, for a period, of
10 years for the purpose of drilling- and
j developing petroleum oil and gas and
other minerals, establishing; pipe lines
and tanks, etc. The lessees are to pay
the lessors a roytaltv of one-eighth of
the gross sums of money received for
oil, or other products sold and also
agree that within 90 days after com
mercial oil is brought in anywher
"within six miles of these lands to In
stall drilling- machinery with power and
capacity adequate to drill not less than
2500 feet depth, and to drill thereafter
a series of wells in various parts of
In another transaction Frank M. He
land and associates leased from J. JL
Hunter, H. F. Bennett, J. F. Bennett. J
J. Bennett, G. Collins and others, the
east half of section 29 and the aorth-
.west quarter of township 18, south 10,
east New Mexico meridian, Otero coun
ty, and other lands aggregating- SM
acres; also for the term f 10 years
with royalty of one-eighth of the gross
output of oil, etc., and with similar ob
ligations as to installing- drilling ma
chinery, tanks pipe lines, etc.
Cask Also Trass f erred.
In addition to the consideration ex
pressed in these leases, Mr. Iceland Is
said to have paid the lessors a liberal
sum of cash for the leases. Besides
Lilt:3e i"ua Jttl?a V-U"J t . locea
ZJJeTLC?S: &U thSlr enti
holdings cover 2400 acres.
It should be mentioned that 3Tr. 3e-
land is general manager and associate
(Continued on pasa 17.)
CARRIZOZO GRAND JXTRY
IXDICTS THREE FOR MinUTER,
Trial of Trasp aad Twb Sons fee
1 i"r Court la Vacatiea Until May 12.
Railway "Yews .Votes.
Carrizozo, N. M., May 7. Court lias
adjourned to reconvene again on Itfay
12, at which time the grand jury Is In
structed to report. Three true bills
have been reported by the gTand jury
against Trapp and his two sons, who are
charged with the murder of deputy
sheriff McAdams at toronra last Jan
uary. The trial of the Trapps Is set
for Tuesday, May 17, at which time the
criminal docket will be called. Attor
ney G. W. Gatewood is here from Roa
well and will defend the Trapps. Tn
petit jurymen have been Instructed to
report on May 17. Chief Justice Pope
has returned to Roswell, where he Is
at present holding court.
Engineer R. F. Blound, who has been
laying- off on account of an injured
hand, has returned to work.
Fireman A. T. Chanel! has moved
his family to Deming, N. M.
Mrs. H. B. Tompkins has gone to Tu
cumcarl to visit her son, engineer
Engineer C. J. Croft Is laying off on
account of sickness.
J. P. Rink has returned to Dawson,
X. M.. after a. visit with J. F. Kimbell-
County treasurer Watson. S. F. Mllller
and Wm. F. O. Gierke, have returned