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Real Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 14 and 15.
cetman Pearson s Don
edded To American Actress
It Will Sunmioiint Electric Quartered Oak Stairway,
J. A. Bordeaux Points Out
What His New Company
Is Worth to El Paso.
Hasn't Paid Anybody at El
Paso Station Collector
Has Won Every Point.
Sign On American Na
Rest and Fitting Rooms
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An electric sign that can be seen
at Lordsburg is to be a part of the
exterior decoration of the new Amer
ican National bank, which will be seven
st-.ries in height. The electric sign
will extend from the second floor to
tiu top pf the building and will go
up CO feet in the air above the roof.
The sign will be swung from the San
Antonio i and Oregon street corner of
the building and" will have the words
"The American National bank" show
ing on both sides. - At the top of the
sign, a large American eagle, the trade
mark of the bank, will flutter and will
be illuminated in colors. It will re
quire 700 lights to illuminate the sign.
ARE TO BE ERECTED
Biggest One Is to Cost $2000 j
and Is to -be oi uoDme
stones. Three building permits were issued
hv insoector S. B. Haggart Thursday.
Of these the most impoitant was grant-
ed W. E. Fletcner, wno wm eie. . j-hg
room cobblestone residence on Bisbee
street, between San Marcial and Es-
trella streets in East El Paso at a cost
To W. E. Fletcher to build a five
room, one story cobblestone residence on
Bisbee street, between San Marcial and
Estrella streets, East El Paso. Esti
mateed cost 2000.
To Mrs. R. W. Curtis to build screened
porch on rear of residence at 649 Upson
avenue. Estimated cost ?50.
To M. Roberts to build an adobe
residence on T. & P. street, in Payne's
subdivision of East El Paso. Esti
mated cost ?200.
Rio Grande street, between "Williams
and Hutton streets, Franklin Heights
Phoenix El-PaoBu4MIng-company to
C C. Rigney, lot 2S ana. ast6ne-half
of lot 27. block 77. Franklin Heights
addition; consideration ?3S94t Febru
ary 12, 1910.
Northeast corner Stanton and River
streets, Alexander addition Charles G.
Titus and wife to Horace B. Stevens,
middle 40 feet of lots 17 to 20, block 30,
Alexander addition; consideration $4750;
July 21, 1910. J
Corner of Anthony and San Antonio
streets, Campbell addition George Look
to Morris B. Parker et al., lot 13 and
north one foot and four inches lot 14,
block 170, Campbell addition; consider
ation ?5000; July 16, 1910.
Leon street Mills map O. H. Baum
to Morris B. Parker, north-westerly one
fourth of block 31, Mills map.
Hamilton street, Grand View High
lands Realty company to J. L. Cravens,
lots 5. G, 7 and S, block 47, Grand View
addition; consideration $2500; February
3, 1910. A
El Paso county VaiVEvetts to J. K.
Clifton. sections 2, 3, 11, 15 and 22,
block 57, public scnool lands; consid
eration $3500; July 20, 1910.
El Paso county J- N. Shepherd to J
T Cowdeu, section 24, block 65, public
school lands; consideration 3000; July
Boracho, Tex. J. W. Balke, trustee,
to Frank Setek, lot 10, block 43, Bo
racho, Tex.; consideration $30; January
Rnrncho. Tex. J. TV. Balke, trustee to
Miss Kate H. Wilkin, lot 13, block 30.
Boracho, Tex.; consideration .ju; Janu
arv 26. 1910. v
Boracho, Tex. J. TV. Balke, trustee,
to A. M. Sanders, tract of land, con
taining five acres, town of Boracho,
Te.. consideration 30; January 26,
South Virginia street, between Sev
enth and Eighth streets Juan Rubal
caba and wife to John Fequeira, lot 2,
block 34, Magoffin addition; considera
tion 1800; July 23. 1910.
Licensed to Wed.
Thomas Donlan and Eva Fridy.
XEAV GENERAL OFFICE
FOR WESTERN UXIOX.
El Pnso Will Now lie In the New Divis
ion With Headquarters at Denver
Frisco Former Headquarters.
The Western Union Telegraph com
panv will establish general division
headquarters in Denver August 1. The
i-pw district will be known as the
Mountain division, and embrace the
states of Colorado. Wyoming, Idaho,
Montana, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas and
New Mexico. J. C. Nelson will be gen
eral superintendent in charge. Super
intendent XelsonJs now in Denver ar
ranging with locarsuperintejidenisS, E.
Leonard for quarters. The force of the
office here will consist of 40 to 50
Formerly the general superintendent
at San Francisco has been in charge
of the division just created and dis
trict superintendent Leonard has re
NEW BUILDING HAS
BA Y WINDO
Have you a bnywindovr on yonr skyscraper? Uncle Dick Caples has an
e-icn dozen bays on the two street fronts of his nevr building. When the old
bayvrindoiv wsjg torn froxn the front of Bryan Ilros. store, the prize went to
trncle Dick's bnildlng for the blue ribbon bayvtlmlow structure. On each floor
of the building above the second floor, there is a cluster of vrtndovrs bow
ing out over the street. There are three tiers of th.ese protruding vrlndovrs
for the four upper floor., making display, windows on both streets for the
fot-r upper floors.
MANY ELECTRIC ARC
LIGHTS Gltf E EFFECT
With a grand stairway of quartered
oak, 120 small arc lights embedded Id
the ceiling, a French room for the dis
play of evening gowns, a rest room for
women with a maid in waiting, a fit
ting and alteration room and a writing
.room, the new ready to wear depart
ment of the Popular store will be one
of the finest in the southwest. The
oak stairwaj' is now being built from
the rear of the main floor to the sec
ond floor, where the new department
will be located. The stairway will be
finished in natural wood and will have
a carved railing and newel posts.
The main display room will contain
the fixtures for the department, all fin
ished in oak with mirrored fronts
and roller glass doors. The French
room will be done in pure white with
soft electric light to give the effect of
a ball room.
This room will be for trying on even
ing and theater gowns and will be fit
ted with French paneled mirrors. The
rest room will be reached from the
main room and will be equipped with
couches, telephones and a maid to care
for the needs of the patrons.
The fitting and alteration rooms will
be on the east side of the building
opening direct into the main salesroom.
rpg; TfEW HEAD 05
THE ARMY WOOD
A new picture of major general Leon
ard Wood, who recentljr arrived from
South America to take up the duties as
chief of staff of the army. Some of the
changes which the general has advo
cated in his letters are the shortening
of the term of enlistment in the regular
army; the organization of time expired
men into a powerful reserve; the as
signment of regular army officers as
instructors to the national guard. It is
believed that the successful working of
these policies will find within five
1 years an army so formidable in train
ing and numbers that no soldiers in the
world may boast of being their superior.
J Burned to Death.
5an Bernardino. Cal., July 23. Mrs.
stav Falzer, a well known artist, was
burned to death yesterday afternoon
as a result of trying to fill a gasoline
stove while it was lighted. The home
KEEPS EL PASO
MONEY AT HOME
Few may estimate the value of a local
life insurance company to a, growing
city, especially a city destined to be the
commercial center of a practically new
country, but J. A. Bordeaux, organizer
and manager of the El Paso Life In
surance company, has explained, in
part, what it means. His company is
the only El Paso concern of its kind,
he says, that is being organized strictly
of El Paso capital, although eastern
Texas cities have long since discovered
the value to the community of a local
"It is not the object of the EI Paso
Life company to do a local business
only," said Mr. Bordeaux to The, Herald
in his office in the Trust building. "We
will not live from El Paso business
alone, but will bring' money to El Paso, j
and it will be El Paso's money. There
are 262 million dollars of insurance now
carried in Texas by out-of-state compa
nies, and Texas is paying from eight to
15 millions a year to other cities for
what she may well do herself. Why not
keep that money at home? There is a
good 10 years of work to do to get tnis
turned back to us, even if we do no
outside business. Only 6 49-100 of the
people of Texas are Insured, and that
estimate is based on the insurable
As for El Paso, its people pay to out
side companies more than the taxation
of this city and county combined. There
are 52 companies represented here. But
the money is not retained here.
"I.i organizing life insurance compa
nies, it is always necessary to fight the
banks at first. The life insurance
company brings down the interest
on loans, and the bankers know
it. It may hurt the banks, in a
way, but it will make possible real
estate improvement. El Paso wants a
hotel, and can't get it. El Paso can
support a hotel and can't get it. A life
insurance company can loan money on
-unimproved land under the law. A
bank or trust company can not do that.
How much unimproved land is held in
"There are few mediums of boosting
a town better than a life insurance
company. They all started on a small
scale. The Prudential and Equitable
properties began with almost nothing.
Now look at -them. Eft Paso Is the cen
ter of a vast undeveloped district, and
the El Paso company will grow with it.
Look at Montpeller Vt., a city of only
7000 inhabitants, with life insurance as
sets of. $45,000,000, or Des Moines, Iowa,
with 62,000 population and 65 different
insurance companies bringing money
into the city.
"The El Paso Life will bring here
rr-n a vwl o tyalf mlHn-n rtlljs'rc TfltVlfn
five years. Now we have stock at $100 i
par, and $63,350 par value stock already j
sold. AVe are permitted by law to or-
ganize when we have $100,000 capital
paid in. Our capital stock is $200,000,
which in Texas is merely a reserve
"This is a child of my own mind, and
hence I have some plans taken from ex
perience to make it grow," said
Mr. Bordeaux, speaking of the or
ganization o"f the local company. The
local promoter has organized seven
companies, and has been general agent
for two companies in Texas. "We are
only getting ready to do business," he
explains. "We have onlj' been selling
stock since April 2, and we will be fin
ished by Oct. 1 At that time we
can have several millions to loan at 4
per cent. It will bring that amount
ui ciciii i.ai)uu n ic uwpusiti ui sui
i-aso. Aireaay tnree companies nave
offered to reinsure our business. I In
tend to stay here and with EI Paso
Life at least five years. I own the
largest block of stock yet subscribed."
"What about the unpopular Texas
laws?" he was asked.
"That's just the point," said the in
surance man with a smile. "Truth is,
we curse our laws while others believe
in them. Outsiders respect our laws '
more than we do. A company working
in Texas has that advantage, and it Is
a great advantage. The outside be
lieves in Texas from an insurance point
"For example, in 1906 I organized the
Ft. Worth life Insurance company. It
was the pioneer In that city. Since.
there has been a second company form
ed, and both are doing well
It Is not !
the Ft. Worth field alone. It is the out-
side that counts.
"And it helped Ft. Worth, not alone
from the amount of money brought J
there. That one company I organized
in that four -von re hroo-V, esnnn .
-- ---- ---- - -;;" --&". ywuu.uuu lu
j.-i. iiuuu. auu .uso me agents sent
out an over tne country talked Ft. j
ui ui eveiy nine iney sam b t. Worth
"The same thing, and more, may be '
aone m jm jaso, because the southwest
is just awakening. More money may
be brought here, interest will be
brought down. Already we have nearly
50 agents talking TJ Paso every time
they talk El Paso Life."
FOR CIGAR STORE.
A new oak front and tile floor is
being placed in the Rosenwald cigar
store on San Antonio street.
Plenty Of Music For Juarez Visitors
Valentine Perry is a Chinaman, and
he had a phonograph. Other Chinamen
have other phonographs, but thev make
different uses of them.
Usually one allows his phonograph
to phone around the house, usually in
the parlor, all to the amusement of the
Immediate family and an occasional
neighbor or friends. But Valentine Per
ry hides not his light under a
bushel. Not he.
Instead he opens wide the window of
his apartments in the office building
opposite the Juarez customs house, and
allows his phonograph to speak to the
whole world. That large part of the
ui.tu nuiiiu Hearing- aistance oi jfer
TWO OFFICIAL HEADS
DROP; MAYBE MORE
That it does not pay to play politics
with one's bread and butter salary as
the stake, has been proved in the El
Paso custom service. One by one the
men who composed the combination !
which was known to have existed
against the reappointment of collector
or customs Sharpe are dropping as the
leaves from the trees when the frost )
strikes them in the fall.
The first dismissal following the re
appointment of the collector was that of
Mort C. McKlnney, cashier in the cus
tom house. McKinney was active In op
position to Sharpe's reappoinment, e.en
goiujr so far as to file a protest. The
uepartment, Ahen McKinney's charges
were not sustained, lost no time in re
moving him. It is said that McKinney's
particular grievance was the appoint
ment of A. N. Manker to the chiet clerk
ship upon the death of C. A. Dyke. This
position was coveted by the cashier and
when another man was promoted fiom
the line, he proceeded to air his griev
ance in the form of charges- against the
collector to the department at Wash
ington, -nliich returned as a flareback in
the nature of a dismissal from the ser
vice for insubordination.
McKinney the Goat-
Although McKinney wrote the peti
tion, it was freely reported at the time
ot his dismissal that there were others
in the service back of the petition.
McKinney and C. A. Kinne. a foimer
custom house employe, who was a can
didate for the collectorship, "Kere fre
quently seen together and it was com
mon talk that they were working to
gether for the appointment of the
chamber of commerce secretary to suc
ceed the present collector.
But the combination was not confined
to the Kinne boom nor to McKinney
on the inside. Other officials of the
customs service are aid to have been
mixed up in the internal intrigue to
have the c'ollector's reappointment held
The replacing" of George E. Smith, uho
had been superintendent of mounted
Inspectors since the famous Pat G;
rett reijjn by Lewis O. Howell, bears out
this belief that there were others on
the inside who were interested in the
appointment of a collector other than
???" fI:j sS to' th'poS-
""a ul luuuuitru iiisptjuiur or line riaer.
is that he is what is termed a third
grade inspector and as such had no
right to loutrank other inspectors of
grade by serving as their
. ,,SJrPe Rewards Service.
Ijewis - owcn, wno succeeded Mc-
ivinney a; cashier. lias been appointed
to Smith's place as superintendent of
inuuiiieu uibperiors, ana will De over
former superintendent Smith Smith I
was the appointee of Garrett, -whose ad-
ministration was notorious for its
friendly and political appointments and j
promotions rather than in recognition '
of long service or ability. The promo- !
tions in the office during the Shame
administration have all been from the
Une except in cases wher the ability of
the employe merited advancement over
others less able. This naturally caused
dissension in the ranks of the man who
naa enterea me service under the old
plan and loj-alty in a number of racM i
is saia to nave oeen noticeable bv
i -:j a i i .. . '
Another Sensation, Maybe.
The changes are not all made vet in
the custom service at this port, it is
said. Whil the dismissal of cashier. Mc
Kinney and the reduction of George
Smith caused a mild sensation,thc- next
move, it Is said, will be even more im
portant. OLD K. Z. & M. BUILDING
WILL BE REMODELED
The old Krakauer, Zork & Moye
building will be completely rebuilt as
soon as it Is vacated by the hardware
company. t Ten new storerooms with
Plate glass fronts will be made $f .th
bi building, facing Overland street,
The corner rooms will have entrances
on El Paso and Oregon streets
The second floor will be converted in
to n momtno- v.r mu- ,.,: .
,. .7. ua iterations m
UI6 Duiiamg win cost
$20,000 ftnH the
plans are now being drawn hvi fPrt jz.
Trost. The property is owned by the
Howard Rankin and the O'Fallen com
pany, St. Louis. "
I FEWEL BUILDING IS
RUSHED FOR TENANTS
The tile floor for the corner room of
the new Fewel building is being laid
and the inside finish is being built for
the saloon which is to accupy the room.
A restaurant will occupy the two rooms
north of the saloon on El Paso street.
and His Phonograph
ry s window hears and is pleased at
least should be.
For two weeks those strolling down
Calle Comercio (with an independent
air) have noticed sweet music coming
from somewhere. Many stopped and
listened, and more Tvere compelled to
listen for Perry's abode faces that spot
nhere the street cars hesitate before
whirling on to El Pa-so.
After a certain amount of rubber
necking (be it afternoon or night the
talk works is never still) the curious
locate the source of all evil in the sec
ond story of the El Paso and Juarez
Traction company brick house. There
also is located a rooming house, which
London, Enj?., July 23. Almost simultaneous vrith Sir "Wcetman Pearson's
elevation to the peerage, In London, came tbe announcement of a hidden ro.
niance in his family, whereby it was disclosed that his third ami fnvorlc ?,
Francis, had married the beautiful LUbel IcctIs, loraierly n member o a coralc
t opera company. Tbe marrlaKe toou place last .vugusx anu wnen lioru eei
i nun learned of It he vras tartans. A p nbllc announcement of the weddlns; fol
lowed and the bride was hent to the continent, ostensibly to finish her ednca-
i tion, which Is conditional to recognition
t room has been taken from Cambridge by his angry parent and put to work
I in his father's offices.
j" , y-9 m s -" ar& y - " "
EXPENSIVE MAMHEE -
Mnyonaic no, lyonaise marble Is to decorate the front of the new Ca
plcs building. The marble will be placed on the faee of the new building as
high as the second floor. This marble with the flossy name Is the color of a
chocolate cream soda and !. the second most expensive marble known.
-. . M rin-mrrfinTTTSTi
IS NOW UNDER ROOF
Work Progresses Eapidly on
New Morehouse Build
ing Close Bv.
The new Caples building is now un-
der roof. The sixth floor has been
poured and the framework for the roof
built. The Cleopatra's needle on "Me'sa
avenue is beginning to take its final
form and make a noise like a real
Its cream brick neighbor, the new
Morehouse building is up one floor and
going the second and final one. The
steel girders have been placed and the
pressed brick for the San Antonio
street and Mesa avenue fronts is being
MORE SHOW WINDOWS
FOR THE POPULAR
An additional 3500 sauare feet of
plate glass show windows are being
built on the Mesa avenue side of tho
Popular store. The show windows will
extend from the main entrance to the
entrance to the Masonic offices in the
northwest corner of the building, mak
continuous show window along
both San Antonio street and Mesa ave
nue. WINDOW CASINGS
FOR NEW BUILDING
Window casings and frames are be
ing set in the Roberts-Banner build
ing. The large frames for the plate
glass windows of the first floor have
been placed and the casings for the
windows on the upper floors are being
by the by is run by Valentine Perry.
Either the Chinaman with -the 400
name, or Mrs. Perry, a Mexican, almost
from noon to midnight, see that the pho
nograph rests on the "window sill, and
bellows forth directly into the street.
As yet nobody has learned the mo
tive of the system; it surely attracts
no one to the rooming house; in fact
must have quite the contrary effect.
So It must be that Valentine Perry,
feeling sure that he has found a good
thing, feels it his charitable duty to in
ject grand opera and coon songs into as
large a portion of the world as possi
ble. Give him credit for that, anyway.
T. G. lurner
by Sir Weetmnn. Meanwhile the bride-
NORTHMAN TO GET
nJi-:"l, -vr m -m ,
OalisJier Manager Goes East
to Inspect Department
J. U. Northman, vice president of the
Calisher Dry Goods company, will leave
Monday for the east to inspect a num
ber of large department stores to get
data for the new Calisher building,
the plans for which are now being
drawn by Trost & Trost. The sketches
for the new concrete building, which
is toNbe erected on the corner of Texas
and Stanton streets, have been com
pleted and will be taken to New York
by. Mr. Northman.
These sketches show the new Cal
isher building with a large curved cor
ner on the two streets and with large
porticos on each street. The definite
form for the building has not yet been
decided, although the Interior detail
is being worked out by the architects.
STORY A WEEK ON
Another week and another story will
have been added to the new American
National bank building. The third
floor was poured last week and the
supports for the fourth floor and the
steel reinforcing has been placed for
I the concrete material of the fourth
floor of the big seven story building.
Stanley Wolfe is building three mod
ern cottages on the corner of Lee and
Wyoming streets. J. I. Hewitt & Son
have the contract for the work and ch
house will cost $2S00.
HAVE NEW BUILDING
Silberberg Bros, will occupy the new
Mesa avenue store room on August
1st. The fixtures have all been in
stalled and the glass will be set next
BUYS TWO LOTS IN
ALTURA PARK SITE
W. T. Downing has bought two lots
in Altura Park from Samuel Lefkovltz,
of the Denver Jewelry company. The
consideration was ?400.
$33,000 DEAL IN REALTY
One of the largest real estate deals of the week was the sale of the
northwest corner of Leon and West San Antonio street, ivhlch vras owned by
O. H. Dnum, to Morris B. Parker for 933,000. The sale was jnnde by the Maple
Realty company nnd It Is understood that Mr. Pnrker -w III erect n modern store
1 building on the property which he has
City Physician Starts a Cam
paign for a Healthier and
TO BE CONDEMNED
Many of the Hovels Are in
Violation of the Building
An effort is to be made to improve
the sanitary and domestic conditions
in the south part of the city. Dr. W.
H. Anderson, head of the city health de-
partment, is arranging to have as many
as possible of the unsanitary buildings
south of Second street condemned by
the building inspector and torn down,
as soon as possible without causing
hardship among the Mexican tenants.
The untenantable houses will be torn.
j away as rapidly as possible and land-t
lords will be urged to build more sani
tary and comrortable houses in theis
The reports of the health inspectors
who have been working on the south
side during the past three weeks, mak
ing Inspections of the houses belowj
Second street, show the number of ten
antable and untenantable houses on the
Unsanitary Conditions Prevail.
The report of the inspectors show
that of the 1126 houses- inspected there
are but 655 tenantable houses south, of.
Second street to 471 that are not suit
able for the living place of human be
ings. Of the premises inspected, 619
were found to be sanitary and 50ft
found to be unsanitary, making afc
most as many unhealthful as health
The premises were also inspected for
I sewer connections and it was found
that of the entire section south of Sec
ond street there are but 492 houses
having sewer connections, leaving 632
houses without the almost necessary
Many Lack Foundations.
The city ordinance requires that the
houses have foundations of stone, a
door and at least two windows. Xet
there are many of these houses in the
Mexican quarter which have no other
openings except the entrance and are
built below the street level with dirt
It is Dr. Anderson's plan to require
the use of stone foundations in these
houses and eventually the use of a
! cheaP' method of construction of con
crete in oraer mat tne nouses may be
strictly sanitary. The building inspec-
tor win be taken through the district
j and will be asked to condemn all or
the houses that cannot be made at
least partially sanitary, -and have the
otners repaired until the Chamizal
I question is settled and these resident3
can be required to build houses fit
for human habitation.
Sewer Is Needed.
Another sewer is also to be asked
for the south side and the ordinance re
quiring all houses to have sewer con
nections will be enforced. In thfs war
the. head of the health department be
lieves that the death rate of El Paso
unusually low on the north side, carl
be reduced on the south side to a mini-
. FIXTURE CONTRACT
LET BY NEW BANK
The contract for the fixtures of the
El Paso Bank & Trust company, which
will accupy the plaza corner room ofi
the Sheldon hotel when it is remodeled
has been let 'to the St. Louis Bank
fixture company. The contract will
include the most expensive fixtures to
be made and the interior of the new
ban-k rooms will be finished in this and
TO ERECT RESIDENCE
The Phoenix-EI Paso Building com
pany has plans for a new eight room
residence, to be built on the corner of
Campbell and CltfE streets, to occupy
the lots recently purchased by that
company from the Anderson-Bennett
Realty company. The house will cost
auuu ana win be built of
ROOF IS OVER THE
The roof has been put on the new
Tri-State Telephone building on Texas
street and the interior work is now be
ing done. The building is of brick and
is being built by Hewitt & Son.
MARR CLOSES CONTRACT.
J. L. Marr has returned from Dal
las, where he closed the contract for the
southwestern agency for the South
western Survey Insurance company, a
title guaranty company having head
quarters in Durant, Okla.
purchased on the new street.