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Saturday. September 3, 1910.
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---From Andrew Carnegie's Book? "The Empire of Business.
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Fortunes Can Now be Made in Any Pa
Except from ONE C AUSEthe Rise in the Value of REA
There seems to he a
sort of magic about the ownership of El Paso Real Estate. In no
;o is the Gateway to Mexico and the.
Paso Real Estate. To buy
and hold is to amass wealth if you buy right
SOME REASON WHY EL PASO REAL ESTATE ADVANCES SO RAPIDLY :
El Paso's public school system is worthy of admira
tion; the scholastic census shows 6580 children between
the ages of seven and seventeen, of whom 5300 were en
rolled in the public schools during the last season, not
counting the number attending parochial schools of the
city, where more than 1000 attended. There are 156 teach
ers, who, with the supervisors, draw a monthly payroll of
-13,100, the total annual expenditures of the schools being
The eleven school buildings contain 177 rooms and
occupy 183 city lots, the value of the land alone being
$169,000. The buildings and equipment of the school prop
erty owned by El Paso bring a grand total of $714,000.
Thirteen years of free tuition is offered to every child
within the city limits. This includes one year in the kin
dergarten, eight years in the grammar school and four
years in the high school. Particular attention has been
given to the kindergarten department, ElPaso having es
tablished the first free school of this .nature in the State
The course in the grammar school compares favorably
with, that of any' of the Eastern cities; while the high
school equipment is conceded to be the finest in the South
west. The high school is affiliated" with the University
of Texas, University of Chicago, Leland Stanford, Van
derbilt, University of Virginia and many other leading
institutons of the highest order in the Unted States. Grad
uates from the El Paso High School are accepted in these
universities without examination. The high school course
includes a scientific course, a complete- commercial and
business course and a literary course. Last year a com
plete course in manual training, domestic art and domestic
science was introduced into all the grades. New equip
ment has been installed for this work at a cost of $25,000.
This equipment is perhaps the most complete in the
Southwest, and the force of instructors in this department
is highly efficient. The professional requirements for
.teachers in the El Paso schools are very high, and the sal
aries paid them are the best in the South. The schools are
thoroughly up-to-date, progressive to an extreme, and
easily- take rank among the finest in the land.
The El Paso Military Institute was chartered in 1907,
and has already taken its place in the front ranks of the,
military colleges of this country. The campus, which im
mediately adjoins the United State Military Post, Port
Bliss, contains 22 acres of level table land, which makes a
perfect drill ground. The altitude is practically 4000 feet,
or 200 feet higher than the business center of E Paso. The
Board of Directors is composed of the leading business
and professional men of El Paso, while the instructors,
who are selected for their special fitness in this particular
.branch of work, come from the leading universities of
'America and Europe.
A new dormitory is under construction at the pres
ent time, and in addition to its complete accommodations
for sixty additional cadets, will contain a lareg swimming
pool and gymnasium.
The next step, in meeting the responsibilities and op
portunities which belong to El Paso as the center of its
great tributary territory is now .being taken in the organ
ization of a boarding and day school for girls.
The El Paso School for Girls is to be opened in Sep
tember, 1910. The principals are women of college train
ing and of experience in teaching, especially in work with
girls of high school age; and there will be also an adequate
force of efficient teachers, including a resident director of
physical training. In El Paso's climate, out-door life is
possible during so much of the winter that much emphasis
will be put on this feature; in the school buildings, pro
visions will be made for an out-door g7mnasium, and dur
ing some months of the year, part pf the class work will
.be conducted in the open air.
The school will offer work of high school grade, with
two years oi preparatory work corresponding in general
to the last two rears of the grammar school course. There
will be a college preparatory course so planned that any
girl who has done satisfactorily the work of the El Paso
school, will be fully fitted to enter any of the colleges that
are open to women. For girls who are not going to col
lege, the school will .provide thorough training in those
studies which are essential to any education.
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS.
As a port of entry, El Paso has advanced so rapidly
that its rank in value of imports and exports seems des
tined to outpoint all other branches of government service.
Especial attention may be called to the marvelous growth
of El Paso as a port of cattle entry. There were imported
into the United States, during the 12 months ending June
30, 1909, 126,135 head of cattle, valued at $1,858,709.00, of
which 95,961 head valued at $1,283,215.00 passed through
the port of El Paso or 76 percent of the entire cattle im
ports of the whole United States.
The total-values of imports of merchandise alone in
1909 were $3,178,147, an increase over 1908 of $738,751,
while the exports of merchandise amount to nearly
$1,000,000 per month. The imports of ore amounted to
$1,838,898 and of gold and silver bullion and coin, $2,239,
907. The mining machinery exported during 1907 came to
nearly $1,000,000.00, and "211,221 pairs of shoes valued
at $400,241.00 were exported during the same year. The
balance of exports consisted of agricultural implements,
canned goods, clothing, dry goods, and hundreds of other
American manufactured goods. These figures clearly
demonstrate that El Paso is the distributing point for ma
chinery for the entire Southwest, and .that her commer
cial importance as a central gateway to the great Republic
of Mexico must ultimately make her the chief port of en
try of the South.
The railroads distribute $3,000,000 annually in El
Paso, and this amount covers only the payroll accounts
and maintenance of the six plants located at this point.
The Union Station, which is the finest and best equip
ped building of its kind in the South, represents an in
vestment of over $400,000.
Prom this point you may embark upon the luxuries
of up-to-date travel on any of the eight great roads which
center at El Paso ; six of these are trunk lines, the other
two cover the mining and timber country within the trade
district of El Paso.
Passenger trains enter and leave daily, and stop-over
privileges are allowed on all transcontinental tickets.
The El Paso & Southwestern system, the G, H. & S.
A. and the A., T. & S. F. all have large shops located at
this point, and the El Paso & Southwestern system have
their general offices in this city. ,
The Southern Pacific offers through travel from coast
to coast. .
The Santa Fe, E. P. & S. W. and Rock Island cover all
points East and West, and the Texas & Pacific and Gal
veston, Harrisburg &'San Antonio compete for traffic
throughout the Southwestern district, so that El Paso
naturally enjoys favorable freight rates in all directions.
The National Lines of Mexico and the Rio Grande,
Sierra Madre & Pacific railroad system complete the per
fect circuit of rails, and no city in the country can bst
of better service or rates to all points of the compass.
f AUSTIN & MARR, Caples Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
Wl. MOELLER, Herald Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
A. P. COLES & BROS., 204 N. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas.
HATTON REALTY CO., City Natl. Bank Building, El
NEWMAN INVESTMENT CO., 226 Mesa Ave., El Paso,
FELIX MARTINEZ, 14 Plaza Block, El Paso, Texas.
LONE STAR LAND CO., 213 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
MATHEWS & DYER, 117 N. Stanton St., El Paso, Texas.
PENCE BROS., 217 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
ANDERSON-BENNETT REALTY CO., 27-28 Bassett-
Edwards Block, El Paso, Texas.
D. G. HEINEMAN, 207 Mills St., El Paso, Texas.
H, L. HOWELL, Herald Building, El Paso, Texas.
MAPLE & CO., 209 Mesa Ave.. El Paso, Texas.
LATTA & HAPPER, 207 Mesa Ave., El Paso, Texas.
Fifteen million tons of freight were handled by these
eight railroad during the past year, consisting of ship
ments of ore, cattle, alfalfa, machinery, ranch and agricul-
rural supplies and tremendous stocks of general merchan
t dise which are first brought to El Paso and then distrib
uted throughout its thousand miles square of trade terri
tory. This does not include the enormous amount of
through freight from east and west, north and south that
must be handled at El Paso.
There are over 100 mies of track in the freight yards
of the railroads of this city.
El Paso has made rapid progress during the past five
years as a manufacturing center, and her made-in-El-Paso
list of products includes almost every conceivable
article of commerce.
Situated as we are, thousands of miles from the near
est source of manufacturing activity, and close to the
sources of raw material and x in the center of the great
Southwest markets, the saving to be reaped on freight is
considerable. Here the cost of living is cheap and the liv
ing better: peaceful and contented labor conditions and
the highest efficiency of labor; cheap fuel,- cheap power,
and low taxes make El aso an ideal manufacturing point.
In the last five years, not less than five million. dollars
have been invested by El Paso's manufacturers. .
The Southwestern Portland cement plant was built at
a cost of over one million dollars and this company has se
cured holdings consisting of 900 acres of cement rock and
will produce 500,000 barrels, of cement per year. As the
territory covered by this enterprise will include New Mex
ico, Arizona, West Texas, and Northern Mexico only, the
promoters of the company claim that their investment will
mean an actual saving of a million dollars to the city of El
Pasty not only .through the pay roll medium, but because
of the lirge amount- oflbusiness which has formerly gone
to Kansas and other cement producing centers.
El Paso has two smelters, one of which is the largest
silver-lead smelter in the world, and employs 1200 to 1800
men. The ore purchased from Arizona, New Mexico, West
Texas and Mexico averages one million dollars a month.
Among other lines covered by the successful manu
facturing concerns.are mining machinery, furniture, clolk
ing, building materials, cigars, house fixtures, puhlishing
and commercial printing, carriage and wagon manufac
turing, farm implements, candy, coffee roasting and pack
ing concerns, dairy products, eompound refining, fruit can
neries, flour, cement, paint, electrical supplies, ice plants,
breweries, harness, trunks and valises, mattresses, dressed
meat, broom, brass, iron and sheet metal works -of all
El Paso is justly proud of her foundries, three of the
most complete plants in the West of this type being locat
ed here, and equipped to make everything used in the min
ing and reduction of ores, engines and ma-ehine parts,
brasses and steam fittings.
With the recent purchase of the Rio Grande, Sierra
Madre & Pacific railroad and large lumber interests in
Northern Mexico by the Pearson capitalists, new indus
tries are sure to follow for El Paso in the location of lum
ber mills, box and crate factories and other wood working
The local capitalists are ready and willing to assist in
. building up enterprises of this nature, and wonderful de
velopment along this line may be constantly noted. There
are opportunities in every line of business in this new and
rapidly developing country. Mercantile pursuits are not
overcrowded, manufacturing is yet to be developed and
mining is still in its infancy.
About EI Paso Vallev bv Writiiw to
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J. R. FISK, Trust Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
CASSIDY & DAVIDSON, 211 Mills St., El Paso, Texas.
BUCHOZ & SCHUSTER, Caples Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
JOSEPHTJS BOGGS, 15 Morgan Buldg., El Paso, Texas.
R. C. BAILEY LAND CO., Orndorff Bldg., 306 Mesa Ave.,
El Paso, Texas.
LOOMIS BROS., 202 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
PETERMAN & LANSDEN REALTY CO., Ysleta, Texas.
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