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Real Estate, Classified and Too-Late-to-Classify Ads.
on Pages 13, 14 and 15.
Eesl Estate, Classified and Too -Late-to-Classify -Ads.
on Pages 13, 14 and 15.
A Paso Improvements Force Business and Professional Men To Dodg
Around Lively For New Or Temporary Quarters While
Old Buildings Are Demolished To Make
Room For the New Ones.
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Capt. J. P. Casey Says High
Priced California Land Is I
Inferior to Valley.
EL PASO AS A
What can be done -with the intelligent
application of common sense, plus thrift
and economy, in the vallevs of me Hlo
Grande is shown fay the results Capt.
J. P. Casey realized on a ranch In the
Mesilla valley. Taking possession of
the 112 and a fraction acres included In
the. ranch in 1887, with nothing on It
but a wilderness of msequlte and tor
nillo, Capt. Casey cleared the land and
incidentally $5000 each year during the-
time he was in the ranching business,
in addition to supporting his family
and educating his sons. 1
Reservoir, or intensified border Irri
gation, proper cutting of the alfalfa
crops and the utilization of the after
math aro the four strong points in
Capt. Casey's story of his success in the
upper valley. The discovery of the
first point was purely accidental he
says; as he knew little or nothing of
practical ranching when he took charge
of the ranch. whicVwas located on the,
Dona Ana Toad above Las ..Cruces.
In constructing his ditches one and
one eighth acre of ground was cut off
from the rest between two ditches.
"When cutting time came it was found
that this acre and a fraction had pro
duced three and three eighths tons of
hay. This interested the amateur
rancher and he discovered that the
ditches surrounding the small piece of
land had wet the ground more thor
oughly than the remainder of the cul
tivated portion of the ranch. This set
him to thinking and the result was, a
10 acre tract was put In cultivation, the
following fall with high borders. This
was the beginning of the system of
economic irrigation which Capt. Casey
called reservoir irrigation for the want
of a better rame. The borders were
made much higher than was the custom
and the neighboring ranchers referred
to the ranch owner, he says, as the
"crazy man who made such high bor
derr." All of the ranch "but about 12 acres
was later put into cultivation under the I
same system of high borders and- as an
illustration of the success' attained Capt
Casey says he got 760 tons of hay off of
the 100 acres and caused the native cut
ters to reform their acre charge for
cutting the crops s his hay could not
be profitably cut at the old charge of
75 cents per acre.
Another Important fact was discov
ered by Capt. Casey while he was dn
active charge of the ranch. The proper
time for cutting alfalfa has always been
more or less mooted among hay grow
ers. Some say after It. blooms, some
Fay to cut while It Is in full bloom and
others advocate intermediate times.
Capt. Casey, from the experience he
had gained, decided that the best time
to cut the hay crop was just before it
got in bloom. His theory is based on
years of practice. ,He claims that it is
best to cut the crop before it lias
bloomed, for when It blooms tHe
growth is stunted. Whan the crop is
cut just before it blooms but after it
has reached its maturity, Capt. Casey
says, it immediately starts up 'fresh to
make a second crop and the result is
from four to five cuttings each season
-with a good aftermath.
This aftermath was utilized by the
rancher to provide feed for a number of j
calves wnicn ne collected m different
parts of the valley and pastured on t
alfalfa land until the aftermath had
been eaten, then he disposed of Jhem
to the El Paso and valley butchers at
a good profit.
Gives Land a Rest.
That vegetation, like a.nimals, requires
Miit- lnttrriinir fart Cartf- Caaa-xr I
learned as a", result of his experience
with the Mesilla valley ranch. From
November to February, ,at the time
when his neighbors across the fence
were soaking their alfalfa fields, Mr.
Casey allowed his alfalfa plants to rest,
not irrigating for three months. The
latter part of February he would irri
gate his ground, a crop would- come
out of the ground overnight almost
and the yield was heavier and the
quality of the hay much higher as a
result or tne vacation tne weaitn pro
ducing forage plants hadbeen given.
"With an experience in practical
ranching which extended over 12 years
and a working knowledge of the con
ditions and soil formations extending
over another 18 years, Capt. Casey says
he feels qualified to judge the fertility j
of the Rio Grande- valiey soil as com-
Great Texas Bealty Com
pany to Build New Apart
ment on Missouri at Cost
The Stratford apartment house on
West Missouri street has been sold by
the Great Texas Realty company to Mrs.
O. McB. Fleming Jones, of Las Cruces.
The consideration was $10,500 and was
purchased as an investment by Mrs.
Fleming Jones, who is the wife of W. A.
Fleming Jones, oae of the leading, busi
ness men of Las Cruces.
Ground "was also broken this week for
another new apartment house on West
Missouri. The building is to be a erect
Kansas City Man Who Builds Sky Scrapers Says Some
More Modern Apartments With Proper Hotel Ser
vice Would Attract People With Money and
Would Meet a Need of the City.
El Paso has received some of its most
valuable suggestions from without- Men
come here who are accustomed to view
ing things in prospective and make a
suggestion which had never occurred
to El Pasoans, yet they often suggest
something which is the key to the solu
tion of some civic problem.
"El Paso needs apartment houses for
the accommodation of the winter tour
ists; a group of apartment buildings
of modern style and construction should
be built either on Boulevard or Mon
tana street; these apartments should
be under the same management, of the
same general design, heated, lighted
and kept in order by the same power,
lighting and janitor service, and should
be provided with all modern apart
ment equment, including garages and
arrangements for a service similar to
that furnished by a first class hotel."
This is the suggestion of a man who
is conducting a building campaign
which which has included a skyscraper
building each year for four years.
This week A. M. Gloyd was at the
Sheldon on his way to Kansas City from
a visit to Mexico. He had ben in El
Paso on his trip to the republic and
had spent several day here. Accom-
f W'ng him from Kansas City was a
fnend who was ill. He wished to spend
the spring in El Paso in order to avoid
j the damp, rainy weather of March at
his home. Mr. Gloyd made an effort
to secure suitable apartments for him
in the city, but was unable to find any
thing of the kind desired. This set him
pared to that of California where he has
spent a great deal of time.
"I found that land In California which
cost from $2000 to $3000 was inferior
to that of the Mesilla valley of New
Mexico," he said. "First it is necessary
to obtain the land, paying ,say $20,000
for 10 acres. This carried 10 shares of
water rights, but the supply is soon
found to be insufficient to properly Irri
gate the land and driven wells are add- j
ed at a cost to the rancher.
Better Land Here.
"It is also found necessary to buy ex
pensive fertilizers to enrich the soil.
Then after the crops are picked the j
grower has no control over his prices I
or the disposal of his crops as this Is all j
I attended to arbitrarily by the produce
exchanges and other combines.
"In the Mesilla valley, and the Rio
Grande valley, which are both identical,
land can be bought for a 10th part of
what is paid for the California land, j
The water rights are sufficient to lrri- j
gate and are perpetual. The waters of t
the river fertilize the land at each irri
gation and no fertilizer Is necessary.
The producer has a right to sell his
j product wherever he can obtain the
I best prices and as a market the south
west is almost limitless.
"With its mining resources as
one of the greatest mineral districts In
the 'country and with the other varied
Industries, this section will provide a
market for everything raised in the
valleys for years to come. A man can
take 20 acres of ground here and with
Intelligent cultivation and reasonable
care, can make good money in addition
to a comfortable living."
GKEN. AtfSON MILLS
Selection of Center of Busy
El Paso Years Ago a
When the wreckers start to work raz
ing the Mills building to make way for
the new 12 story "Anson Mills" build
ing, the ground which was selected by
Gen. Mills back In the early sixties as
the business center of the city, will be
When Gen. Mills made the Mills map
of El Paso, a copy of which is now on
file at the courthouse and library, he
selected the plaza 'corner now occupied
by his business block, as the center of
the business activity of the future.
As proof of Gen. Mills's sagacity, the
building is to be replaced with the tallest
buildiner In the southwest, on tne one
snnt in all the business district which
the old general selected as tne axis oi
El Paso's commercial wheel. The new
Anson Mills building is to be a monu
ling is to ue luuiiu-
ment to the man wno iirst iaiu. uui "lt:
ntrnf his adoption and will be a per-
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petuauon m cuucieie o.uu mo. ui
prophecy for the future, made when El
Paso was just merging from the goat
ed on the north side of Missouri street,
opposite the Richard Caples residence,
and will cost 510,000 when completed.
It is being built by the Great Texas
Realty company and will be of pressed
brick of the "made in El Paso" brand
and -win be two stories high. E. A.
Hersberger is the architect for the
vir. C. Taylor, a "member of the Great
Texas Realty company, is building three
rental i evidences on Boulevard and Dal
las streets. They will be six rooms each,
and -win t.ost $2500 each.
J- R Rogardus is Duilding an $1800
residence, in I j.st El Paso, for F. E.
Riley, a fn email oi the Southwestern
line. W. L. Fr;i,g 1? also building a
residence for Wil'i?m Taylor on East
Missouri stiee' -nhicb will cost $3509
to thinking of the needs of El Paso as a
potentially great city.
The name of Gloyd Bro. is not as
well known in El Paso as It is in Kan
sas City. There it stands for 12 story
"buildings and warehouses with 14 acres
of floor space. A. M. Gloyd is one of
the brothers who have made these
buildings possible. '
Economy of construction and opera
tion is the- only way it is possible to
get above competition, he says, and he
knows, for he and his brother have got
beveral floors above competition in
Kansas City. Montgomery, Ward &
Co. have a 21 year lease on the build
ing which was first built as a ,unlt of
the completed structure, and also on
the second unit which completes!
the structure. and provides the
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mail order house with 14 acres of floor
space, private trackage and a liab!lit
of $6266 each month, payable to Gloyd
The two bi others, who made the'
fortunes in the lumber business of
Louisiana, have planned to erect a big
building each year for four years. The
Gloyd building on "Walnut street was
the first of the line of buildings they
have planned and completed, and the
two units of the Montgomery-Ward
buildings are the two additional ones,
and they are already planning a fourth
When their fourth building is com
pleted and the incomes are returning
to them in the form of rents, they may
start a similar building campaign in
El Paso. They admit this.
IUMBER JOURNALS BOOST
EL PASO TO THE PUBLIC.
They're boosting El Paso.
The Southern Industrial and Lumbei
Review, of Houston, Texas, recently
published an eight column article rela-
j tive to the recent convention, and de-
scribed the chamber of commerce and j
parts of the city in connection with
tho story of the convention.
Then the American Lumberman, ol
Chicago, In its issue of March ID. h
a full column relative to the conven-
tion and the concantanation of He1
Hoos, whila the St. Louis Lumberm?"
of March lo, devotes half a page to El
Paso and the convention here, giving
the names of all those in attendance, a
review of "the proceedings and a goo(7
story about the whole convention.
ThBhW-RQ Of wro iothi
Millard Patterson Transfers to Mrs. J. A. Happer Prop
erty Valued at $27,000 The Week's Permits
Tota 1$20,985 in El Paso.
During the -week just emted. there
were 47 warranty deeds filed in the of
fice of the county clerk, showing con
siderations amounting to 94,000. Added
to these figures may be recorded the
permits issued for the erection of new
buildings, the most conservative esti
mate of whose cost is figured up in the
snug little sum of $20,985.
There was a considerable jump in the
El Paso ireal estate market, yesterday,
when Milard Patterson transferred to
Mrs. J. A. Happer 45 feet on Myrtle
avenue, opposite the city hall park, for
a stated consideration of $27,000, in
settlement of the suit by which she
sought to break the will of he'r late
mother, Mrs. Lydia Patterson.
This property was at one time occu
pied by the Christian church, but a one
story structure, now used by tne Bar
ber aftomoblle shop and the "We Can
Fix It" shop, was erected several .years
ago in place of the old church.
Myrtle avenue, between North Stan
ton and North Campbell streets. Mills
map Millard Patterson to Mrs. Zuelma
Happer, 45 feet fronting on Myrtle
avenue, block 39, Mills map, commenc
ing at a point 75 feet east pf southwest
corner of said block, running east 45
feet, thence northerly 120 feet, west
45 feet and south 120 feet, parallel with
Stanton street, to place of beginning
consideration $27,000. March 25, 1910. '
Rio Grande street, between Octavla
and Noble streets, Franklin Heights
.r. xj. juuyxieia and wife to Herbert A.
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S!1 d,di"on: consideration $10;000.
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"There has never been a disease ac
quired In Cloudcroft to ray knowledge,
and I think I am familiar with condi-'
tions there," said Dr. Herbert Steven
son, discussing the baby sanitarium
project "El Pasoans ha-ve lost childreu
by taking them to the coast when a trip
to Cloudcroft would without a donbt
have sawed their lives.
"There is not a poisonous leaf, insect,
reptile or any other menace to the free
life of the children at Cloudcroft. They
are absolutely free to roam where they
will and there has not been a single
tlower or shrub found on the entire
mountain which is in any way harmful.
I have had the entire mountain side
searched for anything of the kind and
not a single harmful agent has yet been
Widely Known Resort.
"Cloudcroft is becoming better known
Southwestern 's Line to Tuc
son to Connect With An
other Line to Ocean.
fbane: murphy is
behind new line
Accompanying the announcement that
the Southwestern railroad is survey
ing for lines to Tucson and Phoenix,
is another that an independent line is
to be built from Tucson to the Mexican
Pacific coast that will, in conjunction
with the Southwestern, give the Rock
Island an outlet to tidewater.
Tucson papers state that incorpora-
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arrival there of ictor L. Mason, vice
president of the Development Company
of America, and W. A. Staunton, vic
president and general manager of the
Tombstone Consolidated Mines, limited,
of Tombstone and also of the Imperial
Copper company, wEose smelter is lo
cated at Sasco. The line will run from
Port Lobos to Sasco, from Saco to Sil
ver Bell, and thence to Tucson, where
it will join the extension which the
El Paso & Southwestern are now sur
veying from Hereford to Tucson.
Goiiipr Over the Ronte.
Mason, Staunton and F. A. Molliter, ol
New York, a civil engineer, together
wkh a party of capitalists, left Tucson
to vo over the route to Sasco in auto
mobiles. The El Paso & Southwestern
people have already secured options on
a depot site and yards and their pur
veyors are within ten miles of the town
Frank Murphy, of Phoenix, whom
Epes Randolph euchered out of the Ari
zona & Eastern, Is also scheduled to
arrive in Tucson with another party from
New York, and the automobiles for their
trip on the heels of the first party have
been reserved. Mason said:
"Our company has purchased conces
sions of the Old Arizona & Mexican
railroad for a line through Mexico to
port Lobos. Unless we meet with In-
surmountable obstacles, the line will
be constructed from a point on the Ari
zona Southern to Port Lobos, about 200
miles. A year ago we setjt surveyors
over the proposed route tomake a pre
liminary report. Stauntoif'and I are
going over the line with Molliter as far
Randolph and Lovctt Confer.
The new construction company will
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Mobile street, between Russell and
Lowell streets, Altura Park Altura
Realty company to Thomas A. Ashby,
lots 23 and 24, block 64, Altura Park
addition; consideration $10. April 24,
Lebanon stree, between Park avenue
and Byron street, Altura Park Altura
Realty company to W. F. Ashby, lots 21
and 22, block 5, Altura Park addition;
consideration $10. Oct. 29, 1909.
North El Paso street, between Califor
nia and River streets, Alexander addi
tion Rio Grande Valley Bank and
Trust company to Evans Johnson, lots
15 and 16, block 25, Alexander addition;
consideration $2000. March 16, 1910.
Northwest corner Texas and Virginia
streets, Campbell addition W. R.
Weeks to Mrs. Dora Weeks, lots 9 and
3 0. block 228, Campbell addition; con
sideration $1. March 14, 1910.
Arizona street, between Ange and
Octavla streets, Plerce-Flnley addition
Emery Brown and wife to Wm. Hayes,
lot 39 and west 8 feet 4 inches of lot
31, block 285, Plerce-Flnley addition;
consideration $5500. March 19, 1910.
Northeast corner Stevens avenue and
Courchesne streets, Military Heights
R. MQremen to Theodore Saur, lots 1
to 4, inclusive, block 4, Military Heights
addition; consideration $390. March 14,
To P. H. Young, to build Iron shed
on lots 12 and 13, block 2, Mills map;
estimated cost $50.
Licensed to AVed.
Harrison Page and Lupe "Holquln.
B. M. Mabon and Beatrice Nichols.
Life Saver Of
Some Of the Benefits Of El Paso's "Home For Infants'
throughout the state and people are
coming from Fort Worth, Dallas, and
other east Texas places to take advan
tage of the cool climate and the life giv
ing air of the pines and mountains It
is becoming better and better known
as a resort for little children aird the
little ones are brought across the state
and even from Louisiana and other dis
tant points to spend the summer in the
Sacramentos. There is a vast territory
extending as far north as Kansas City,
east as far as Florida, west into Ari
zona and south through Mexico, which
will be attracted to Cloudcroft and its
health giving properties if it is prop
Enemy of Children' Disease.
"So called summer complaints, which
make the death rate for infants so high,
are known in at least 12 different forms,
all caused by intestinal disorders. They
are favored by heat and atmospheric
conditions, causing improper digestion,
A new business directory will te nec
essary by the first of April to enable
EI Pasoans to find each other.
Offices, stores and various kinds of
business enterprises are changing lo
cations with the rapidity of a chorus
girl choosing costumes in a musical
show. The wrecking of a number of
the old store and office buildings, the
construction of new ones and the re
modeling of others has caused a general
shakeup in the map of the business
district, and the changes, are just begin
ning at the present time.
The Mills building is being vacated
as rapidly as it Is possible for the
ten?nts to find rooms elsewhere. Tie
Santa Fe ticket office will be moved
to the room formerly occupied by the
chamber of commerce on San Francisco
street as a temporary headquarters1.
The offices of H. B. Stevens, in the
same building, will also be moved to
San T'Tancisco street, and will have th
room adjoining the temporary officas
cf the Santa Fe. The El Paso Printing
company has vacated the Oregon street
room in the Mills block, having moved
into its new location in the rear of The
Herald building. The Hughes Printing
company has also been moved to the
corner of Main and El Paso. The phy
sicians and mining men who had of
fices onthe second floor of the build
ing are moving as rapidly as new of
fices j?an be secured, and the business
college' will vacate at once.
Today the American National bank
is moving from the corner of Oregon
and San Antonio streets to the room
vacated by the Rio Grande "Valley bank
El Paso Has Many Advant
ages in Ms Class of Work
Over Other Cties.
CEMENT HEBE IS
, Concrete construction in El Paso is
v cheaper than any city In Texas and
architects and builders predict that
every building of any size erected here
In the future will be of the reinforced
Stone in unlimited quantities is to be
Tiad for the hauling in and near the
city and it is now selling at from 85
to 87 cents a cubic yard laid down at
the building site. Cut sand of the first
grade for building purposes can be
bought for 65 cents a load. Cement Is
selling at $2.10 cents unloaded on the
This is the "Made in El Paso" article,
produced at the big Southwestern Poj
land Cement plant and building con
tractors say that it is admirable for
Steel for the reinforcing is the only
thing on which the east Texas cities
"have it over" El Paso in the con
struction of concrete buildings. This
steel is necessarily higher here than at
the gulf points because of the freight
rate being higher, but the quality and
cheapness of "native labor more than
counteracts this. .
Mexicans are proving to be excelent
helpers In concrete work, as the
simple method of construction is easy
for them to understand. Not only are
the building materials cheaper In El
Paso, with the single exception of steel
reinforcing, but of a much better qual
ity. The "made in El Paso" cement Is
superior to the foreign and eastern ce
ment and it is predicted that it will
soon be the specified cement for the
skyscrapers which are to be built not
only in El Paso, but elsewhere. The
building sand here Is said to be the
finest obtainable for concrete work. The
stone is also of a high quality.
FORTY ACRE TRACT 19
SOLD IN UPPER VALLEY
La Mesa, in the upper valley, Is keep
ing pace with the Mesilla valley and the
Rio Grande valley. A. J- Taylor, of La
Luz, N. M.. recently purchased 40 acres
of alfalfa land near La Mesa for 2600.
The land was bought from John Corpen
Ing through the R. C. Bailey agency and
will be Intensively cultivated by the new
r putrefaction of the food and inflamma
tion, of the gastro-lntestiuai tract, with
continuous heat it Is almost Impossible
to do much for these cases medicinally.
It is a known fact that If the sufferers
are taken to a -cooler, purer atmosphere,
nature will assert Itself. As a conse
quence, all caseg show an immediate Im
provement. There Is something in the
pure air and the altitude which works
miracles for the little sufferers.
Life Saver for Children.
"The possibilities are large for such
a sanatorium for little children, where
poor as well as rich could be cared for
and where a laboratory for the proper
preparation of food material could be
used. It would save thousands of little
lives. It would give the children most
In need of just such a place a heaven
for health. It should not be run as a
money making venture, but rather for
the general good of all and to save the
lives of the little ones."
A. P. Coles & Bro. are preparing to
move Into the business room; now oc
cupied by Scott White's drug store.
White wll move to East St. Louis street
in the Howard-McPhetridgc room. Tur
ney & Burges, in the front suite on the
second floor of the American National
bank building, have a full floor leased
in the new Rio Grande "Valley bank
building and will move soon. The fix
tures of the American National bank
will be moved to the Turner & Davis
room, where the El Paso Bank and
Trust company is preparing to open on
El Paso and Snn Antonio.
On El Paso street a number of
changes are being made in the location
of the stores. The Gem saloon Is to be
moved across the street into the Fassett
& Kelly building, which Is being re
modeled with a marble front and mod
ern fittings. The Gem cigar store will
also move Into this building. The pres
ent location is to be vacated at once,
so that the building" can be wrocked
to permit San Antonio street to be
opened. The Sol Berg room has al
ready been torn away and the room
occupied by Mar Chew as a restaurant
will be vacated as soon as It is pos
sible for Mar to set his -new uptown
location prepared for his coming. This
will be in the room adjoining the City
National bank, now occupied by a mov
ing picture show. The first and secon
floors will be made Into a typical Chi
nese restaurant, with a "chop suey
joint" on. the second floor. The moving
picture 4how -will be moved to South
El Paso street and will occupy the room
vacated by the Lightbody store. The
With the assistance of the citizens of
El Paso and the great southwest, who
are the dlr,ec.t beneficiaries, the South
western system Is planning to make.
the Cloudcroft reservation the greatest
mountain; resort west of the Adiron
dacks. General manager H. J. Simmons
has returned, from Chicago, and expects
to devote as much of his time as pos
sible during the next month to the de
velopment of Cloudcroft as an ideal
Upon his arrival, Mr. Simmons stated
that the plans for the new $100,000 ho
tel had been drawn and were out for
bids among a number of outside and
local contractors. Work will begin on
this, he says, as .soon as building opera
tions are possible in the mountains,
although it will not be ready to occupy
Interest In the baby sanatorium Is
as general as it is keen. Persons who
have never before shown an Interest
in Cloudcroft or anything pertaining to
the mountain resort, have volunteered
to take blocks of stock In the company
which has been proposed to finance
the project. Postmaster Bailey, of
North Cloudcroft. and one of the re
sort's most loyal and enthusiastic boost
ers, has written to Dr. H. E. Stevenson,
stating that he wished to subscribe for
$100 worth of stock in the company.
General manager Simmons is also much
Interested in the proposed sanatorium.
Sister Catherine, mother sunerior In
charge at Hotel DIeu, is another friend
of the babies who is anxious to see the
place among the pines established for
the little ones. "I have always been
Interested 4n that phase of the situa
tion," Sister Catherine said. "That is
the finest place In the world for sick
babies, and the hospital and the order
will be only too glad to cooperate with
the El Paso people In providing a place
for the little children who are suffer
ing from the awful summer diseases."
Through sister Catherine the Sisters of
Charity have agreed to furnish nurses
for the sanatorium free of charge dur
ing the summer months when It Is
Stevens is behind the proposi
The HortH side Is not bo many with Its new paved streets and tke stew
streets which are to be paved before the summer coined. Three streets ea tht
south side are to be paved Immedlatel, yet no fnss has been made over tke fact.
Leon, Durango and Sonth Santa Fe streets are being: prepared fer the
het stuff?' crews which will convert the dnsry burro paths late smooth aad
dastless streets. It is tnie that the paviajc is to extend bHt 30G feet south ot
San Fraacisco street, hut every little bit helps in street paviajr as arech as It
does In any other business. These three streets are also beiajc graded aad
sidewalks and curbing: placed along: booth sides of the 'block which Is te he
HO THEATER TD FACE PLAZA
With an arched entrance facing San
Jacinto plaza, with a blaze of lights
over t and an Illuminated sign above,
the Crawford theater will ne uitrrial
ly changed in appearance when the fall
theatrical season opens.
The entrance to the Crawford Is to
be changed materially. Instead of be
ing on the Mesa avenue sldei of the Ar
gelus and having an approach through
the hotel lobby, the entrance will open
. store on' the cdYner of El Paso and Sai
Antonio streets, opposite the First Na
tional bank, will be moved to upper
San Antonio street in the room . for
merly occupied by the Curran Book
store, which has been remodeled and
had a new front put In it.
On Upper San Antonio street the
Bazaar Is moving into the Turner
building, which has been made into a
modern clothing store. The rooms now
occupied by the Bazaar will be torn
down and a new building built there
by Richard Caples. The opening of the
new El Paso Bank and Trust company
will add to the business of thi3 part
of the street.
On Oregon Street.
On North Oregon street, Shlndlers
grocery has been opened in the remod
eled Hadley block; the El Paso dairy
has moved its milk depot Into the room
adjoining the grocery, and a new shoa
shop has taken the small room In the
On San Francisco street, D. T. White
has vacated the office room he had In
the Ingersoll-Rand company's sales
rooms, and is thinking of moving into
the chamber of commerce building.
Many other changes have been made
and more will follow as soon as the
structures which are now in course ot
erection, or are being planned, are com
pleted. A number of tenants have already
engaged rooms and offices In the new
American National bank building, the
Anson MIUs buildings and the Roberts
El Paso's business district is sprucing
up and taking notice this spring.
tion both with interest and means. Hs
believes in Cloudcroft, not only as a
summer resort for the grownups, but
also as a haven for babies and small
children. As- chairman of the sana
torium committee he is arranging to
call a meeting- the first of the week
to consider a plan of organization and
a scheme for financing the project-
The building of the hotel or lodge
means renewed activity in the con
struction of cottages in the mountains.
The contractor who gets the job will
be able to carry on other construction
work at the same time the hotel is be
ing built, and a number of property
owners in Cloudcroft and the surround
ing country are arranging to build cosy
cottages for rental purposes this sea
son. DATA IN FAVOR OF
NEW EL PASO POSTOFFICE.
Since returning from Washington,
collector of customs A. L. Sharpe id
preparing data for congressman W. R.
Smith to be used in getting an appro
priation for a new postoffice site for
El Paso at the present session of con
gress. Mr. Sharpe, who was in con
ference with El Paso's congressman, is
confident that a special appropriation
bill will be passed by congress setting1
aside $100,000 or $150,000 for a alt
upon which a new postoffice building
will be erected later.
FIXING UP FINISHING
TOUCHES OF A NEW BAN!
Red Tennessee marble is belngr put
in place on the exterior of the new
Rio Grande Valley bank building. Tb.8
marble will cover the entire first floof
front of he concrete structure, both,
on the Texas street and Mesa avenua
sides. When this is completed, tho
building will be practically completed
on the exterior, while the work of add
ing the ornamental effeots in the main
lobby and placing the marble on th
stairway is now being done.
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the market for the price. RaSer dfe
onto the plaza, and will be wide, with
brightly lighted foyer and wide ap
proach to the theater doors proper.
These changes are to be made undei
the supervision of architect S. E. Pat
ton during the summer, and will be
completed in time for the fall season
of vaudeville, which will be started
there In September. . '
This theater closes Monday for the