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El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, January 11, 1911, ANNUAL SUMMARY OF SOUTHWESTERN PROGRESS, Image 24

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24 Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1911.
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The One Place in EI Paso to Secure
We are always glad to have cus
tomers come to the store in person.
Obliging clerks, attractive displays
and everything thoroughly sani
tary vdll make your visit here a
pleasure and give you lots of sug
gestions in the'way of "good things
to eat." $
F course, the Pure Food Laws protect you in a measure, but we find that
: "' constant vigilance on our part is also required to protect customers'
interests as regards pure foods. We at all times are on the lookout for the
best there is in food products. We handle only reliable brands from reliable
manufacturers, and then only after having thoroughly satisfied ourselves that
the article is the best of its particular kiifd. ! -
Having good biscuit, bread and
pastries is merely a matter of
usingj'lmperial" or "Club House"
Flour. These brands have stood
every test. Our constantly increas
ing list of well satisfied users is
our strongest argument.
Thoroughly Sanitary
We are not satisfied to have a "near sanitary" store. We have spared no expense in fitting
our store with the latest modern sanitary, appliances, and all employes are required to be
cleanly both in person and in dress. This sanitary idea not 6nly applies to the store but
extends to our delivery service. Thus, you are assured of receiving into your kitchen things
to eat that have been sanitarily handled throughout.
"Club House" Canned Gobds are,
heyond a doubt, the most vrhole
some and nutritious canned pro
ducts knownyin the IT. S. today
It would be a good idea to keep a
few cans of "Club House" on the
pantry shelf then you'll be ready
lor the chance guest.
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We are pleased, at all times, to have
customers visit the store in person, but we
realize that the busy housewife cannot do
so and must depend on the telephone. We
pay particular attention" to telephone or
ders, and customers are assured that any
order received over the 'phone is filled
with the greatest care? ,: '
Out-of-town people will find that we
offer them a service that is not equalled ,
in the Southwest. Special care in select
ing goods and promptness in forwarding
are assured all people who order from us
by mail. Upon request, we will be pleased
to mail you our general catalogue.
Write for Catalogue today. ' s
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Whether for eating or cooking pur
poses, at all seasons we carry the
most complete line of Fresh Fruits
to be found in EI Paso. Special
care in handling is always ob
served, and customers can always
depend on "Jackson's" for the
finest fruits, also vegetables.
During 1911-If You Want the Best in Groceries, Fresh
Fruits and Vegetables, Become a Customer of Ours
Chase & Sanborn's Coffee has es
tablished for us a reputation that
is indeed enviable. This is also
true of Chase & Sanborn's Tea. If
you want absolute satisfaction on
these two important items 01
daily household consumption, be
come a customer of ours.
Sanitary G
-Telephone 353
Our delivery service is thoroughly
systematized, and customers can
depend on getting just what they
want and when they want it. Care
is taken that all articles for deliv
ery will reach your home in the
same condition as when they left
the store.
Roberts-Banner Building On S
Jacinto Plaza
SI' " f
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"" -fr ill mf giji .-
mi 1 1 ii i ii i w "assaiaaHe &,mjMMmmi mm& vs;vmm-e
$7,500,000 in Hand
For Our $10,000,000
, Irrigation Project
Colorado and the perennial flow ox tha
streamwas stopped. Because of the set
tlement of this obligation, congress
pays $1,000,000 towards the cost of the
Extent of Work.
It is expected that the work can. be
completed in between four and five
years. The dam itself will fill a space
larger than the capitol building of the
United States that great structure if
inverted and set down into the river
between the rock walls where the dam
is to be built, -would not half fill the"
space to be occupied by the dam. The
lake to be formed by the dam -will be 40
miles long and will completely obliter
ate six Mexican' settlements, one of
them, Paraje, at one time a town of
much importance in the days of the old
Santa Fe trail, then inhabited by 2000
souls. At present it is a village of but
two or three hundred people. Altogeth
er, about 1500 people will be forced to
move out of the valley when the dam
is completed and the waters are im
pounded in the great lake.
Diverting tho "Waters.
The water is to be diverted by means
of the river channel and ditches below
the great dam, and the -government ex
perts figure that there will be ample
for an annual irrigation of nearly
200,000 acres of land- The valley land
Is very fertile and a few acres wilt
make a good livelihood for a large fam
ily. As a consequence, El Paso at no
very distant future, expects to become
an agricultural and fruit center of no
small proportions, and thus add to her
prestige already gained as a mining
and railroad center. Fruit and vegeta
bles already grown in the valley
grown here for ages by the natives and
the Americans who came later have
demonstrated that the climate and soil
will produce fruits and vegetables of
as fine- a quality and flavor as any
region in the world.
The Construction "Work.
The construction of the great dam"
is under the direction of engineers of
the United States reclamation service,
L. C. Hill, W. M. Reed and J. A.
French being the principal men direct
ing the work and ranking in the order
named. All the preliminary work of
the mammoth undertaking has been
disposed 'Of. The soundings have all
been taken and the exact location de
cided upon for the construction of the
dam. A well has been put down to fur
nish the water supply and an immense
concrete, reservoir constructed on a
mountain top to furnish the pressure.
Many houses have already been built
and others are now being erected to
accommodate the employes.
"With the completion of these and the
railroad building operations, machin
ery will at once be installed and the
dam construction can then commence.
Some of the machinery at the Roosevelt
dam near Phoenix, Arlz Is to be
brought over for use at Elephant Butte
and much new machinery will be pur
chased. The cement for the dam will be
manufactured in El Paso at the big
million and a half plant of the El Paso
Portland Cement company.
Getting tie Ferrer.
The power for the machinery, at the
dam will either be generate! at the
damsite with modern, machinery or
brought over the - country, from the
mines of .the Carthage CoL. company,
50 miles norh.Aproposjfeontpit bring
the power overland. ""Is now "before tho
officials of the reclamatidn. service at
..Washington and -will b&" decided in a
short time.
The United' States" government has re
peatedly recognized the claims of the
people of the Rio Grande valley to the
waters of the river, .because of priority
of usage andf this-tosethei "svith the
fact that in Its! construction a treaty
js to -be fulfilled with a friendly nation.
is causing every possible speed to be
exercised "in getting the "work under
way and completed. ,.
Mail subscribers should watch the
date- which follows their name on the
yellow label pasted on the wrapper or
first page of their paper. The date
there shows when the subscription ex
pires. "When a remittance- on subscrlp
tlon Is made, this date ia changed. If it
is not changed soon alter remittance.
to reach El Paso, the subscriber should
call the attention of this1 ff ice,, to the
oversights By doang So when the -matter
is fresh in the minds of all concerned all
further trouble and inconvenience- will
be avoided.
HE beginning of work on the El
ephant Butte dam, 125 miles
north of El Paso, has stimulated
great Interest in real estate in the Rio
Grande valley, both above and below El
Paso, and the close of 1910 finds a very
much larger area in cultivation than
the close of 1900 witnessed.
During 1910 the number of acres unr
. v-.iv j. dun in lUv5 ijii-, x-illOUIilHI
.Kincon, iuesnia. El Paso and Juarez i
valleys was 69,668, an Increase of 1000
acres over 1909.
" And all this, with the river running
dry in June, which of necessity detract
ed from the number of acresthat un
der other conditions, would have been
under cultivation.
These figures are shown.in the an
nual reportprepared by Earl Peterson,
the government built the roadbed. The
railroad will deliver supplies for thl
dam to the damsite at the regular
.mainline point, and in return the rail-
road becomes its exclusive
Mutt and Jeff are with us.. Another
appearance today on Classified page.
Every day in The Herald hereafter.
and the road gets all the receipts from
passenger traffic and private" freight.
Cost of Dam.
The entire Rio Grande project, in
cluding the great dam, will cost not j
iar irora iu.uuu.uuu ana win re
claim, 185,000 acres of land in the val
ley above and below El Paso. The cost
of the dam will be paid by the land
owners who are to Denetlt, the pay
ments being made in 10 equal instal
ments. The Unite! States government
JXE want to bay a
W good Fire Insur
ance Businesswill pay
Write P. (X Box 949
El Paso to irrigate all the land thei"
had in cultivation before the waters
of the river were Interfered with sin
"A Hundred
Golden Hours at Sea
Sorenson & Morgan, Contractors.
A solid reinforced concrete struct:!!?.
Trost & Trost, Architects. 5
lells in text an ricture of the
pleasures of a trip on one
of the masrnlficent
New Orleans and New York
Luxurious Accommodations
Suites, Staterooms, Baths, Prom
enade Decks, Excellent Cuisine
settles a controversy of mary years
standintr with fVvrr nvir th w-itprc
junior engineer of the reclamation ser- j of the river by delivering f rjam the lake,
vice, on Irrigation in the Rio Grande to be formed by the dam sufficient wa-
v alley, and are official. J ter to enable. Mexican land owners near
Acinny in ljanus.
Not only has there been a large in
crease in the cultivated area In the val
ley about El Paso, but there has been
unusual activity In land in this vicinity,
and values hae risen largely.
One of the latest deals In the valle.r
and an example of the confidence felt
in the lands around El Paso, is a colo
nisation plan undertaken by L. M.
Crawford and associates, of Topeka,
Kansas. They have purchased 2000
acres of unimproved land north of El !
Paso at $50 an acre and will put it un-
uer irrigation ana sen it in small blocks
for fruit orchards and gardens. They
expect to settle the land with farmers
from the overcrowded central and cen
tral western states.
Several such plans are under way. A
Kansas City concern has secured a
large acreage above that purchased by
( Crawford and associates which will be
som on the same plan and a number of
such undertakings, are being promoted
in the valley below El Paso.
Work on Danj.
"Work on the Elephant Butte dam
proper will be under way in a very few
weeks. Houses are now being erect
ed for the accommodation of , the work
men and as soon as these are completed
the work of construction- can begin.
The railroad, extending west 12 miles
from the Santa Fe main line running '
between El Paso ajid Albuquerque,Ms
now being completed. The grade has
been finished and the steel is being
put down. The Santa Fe railroad company-
is puttings down the track and
Send for copy of handsome book,
"A Hundred
Golden-Hours at Sea"
Call on Local Ticket Agent
I-It certainly will, he a luckydayfor you
when you" become- acquainted with the
satisfactory way iu which all orders are
filled hj us, for Feed and Seeds. "We are
positive thervejistno"Coscern,ihafccan give
you better jijuajity at more -reasonable
pnees or more prompt deliveries. We so
licit correspondence with out-of-tows
buyers and shippers. v
0. G. Seetos&Son
Third and Chihuahua Sts.

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