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El Paso herald., January 11, 1911, ANNUAL SUMMARY OF SOUTHWESTERN PROGRESS, Page 30, Image 30
El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931
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EL PASO HERALD
so Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1911. MODERN. UP-TO-DATE HOTEL IN THE VERY HEART OF THE CITY OF EL PASO HAS BEEN BUILT, IS OPEN AND DOING BUSINESS The New Hotel Sheldon Service and Accommodations Equal to the Best. ( European Plan. 80 Rooms With Private Bath; 60 With Detached Bath. Large Cafe, Private Dining Rooms, Open Day and Night. Meals a la carte. Music Every Evening. Most Beautiful Lobby and Ladies' Reception Parlor in the State We Are Satisfied That We Are Satisfying the Most Fastidious Everybody IS Satisfied. El Paso is Satisfied. ' Under M anagement Burt Orndorff I 1 Magnificent New Home Of the Toltec Club i MM I W1 Jj yiiilMi'THwmi ; Jim lilrfM18 WMmmmm- Marked Expansion In All El Paso's Public Utilities Used exclusively for club purposes; the finest club building between St. Louis a nd Los Angeles. WATCH THE DATE ON THE TEMiOW LABEL Mail subscribers should "watch the date which follows- their nam on the yellow label pasted on the wrapper or first page of their paper. The date there shows when the subscription ex- J plres. When a remittance on subscrip tion is made, this date Is changed. If it is not changed soon after remittance, allowing; of coarse, a reasonable time to reach El Paso, the subscriber should call the attention of this office to the. oversight. By doing so when the matter is fresh in the minds of all concerned all further trouble and Inconvenience will be avoided. The-TMel Detective Service Co. Has - removed to suit 414 ' American National Bank Bldg., and are prepared to handle legitimate detective work for corporations, mine owners, firms, and attorneys. T-s service has branches In the principal cities of the U. S., Canada, and Mexico. Both Phones. THE growth of a city can be ac curately measured by the growth of its public utilities. During the year 1910 El Paso's public service corporations have been Im proved and extended until the service has been almost doubled to meet the demands of the rapidly growing city. The waterworks, now owned by the city, is reaching out to supply pure mesa water to every part of the city within the corporate limits. The street railway system -nas been extended and Improved with double tracks and heavy steel until" car service has been Im proved 100 percent in efficiency. The local" and long distance telephone lines have been extended until EI Paso is now connected with Denver on the north" and several towns In the eastern end of the county, with a Hne in course of con struction to connect with the network of the Pacific coast systems. The gas and electric systems have also been en larged and improved, the telegraph companies are planning to occupy larger -quarters and provide better ser vice .for tneir patrons and a -wireless telegraph plant has been installed Ito give wireless communication with the cities of the east and west. Municipal "Waterworks. The purchase by the city of the In ternational Water company's water system was the biggest single event In the public service history of the past year. Purchased at a cost of 3927,000, the city "has diligently start ed to work to Improve the plant, put In more service pipes and increase the efficiency of roe greatest of public util ities as rapidly as possible.. A total of $150,000 is to be expended in this en largement work. Seven miles of mains, from 14 to six inches in size, are to be laid, and the crews are at work putting much of this in the ground. The steel clad power plant at the mesa pumping station is to be replaced with a concrete, fireproof building. This Is being done at a cost of $10,000. But the saving In Insurance to the property owners In the first year will amount to several times the cost of the new building. In the city's fire key rate, one of the charges was tnat against the steel clad pumping plant. This was 10 cents, and when It is eliminated by the completion of the new building, El Paso will be placed in a much lower class and the rates reduced accordingly. New pumps are to be installed at the mesa station to in crease the supply of water for the city's use and the entire city water plant will be brought up to the standard required by the fire Insurance underwriters. F. H. Todd has been put In charge of the p'nyslcal properties of the city water plant as chief engineer and has already started work on the improvement of the system. A supply station Is to be established In the Cotton addition, where the materials for the water plant J will be stored. I Street Car Extensions. The El Pttso Electric Railway com pany has had a construction crew at work during practically the entire year extending its tracks, replacing the light steel with heavy rails and paving be tweeen the tracks wltfr concrete and brick for tne laying of the street pav ing. A total of one and one-half miles of new track has been laid during the year 1910. The smelter car line has been extended to the cement plant a distance of one-half mile, and car ser vice is now provided for the employes of the big plant. West Missouri is to be given car service as soon as the track from Oregon street to Mundy avenue by way of wes-t MIssouri and Putnam can be completed. This line will connect with the smelter line and will give the residents of the north western highlands two car lines. Ore gon street from Boulevard to Arizona has been given a double track to cor respond with lower -Oregon street. The Stanton street track has been improved with heavy steel and with paving be tween the tracks from First to Eighth streets. West Overland, from Chihua hua to Davis street, has also been laid with heavy steel and prepared for the paving company's operations. This eliminates one of the worst pieces of street car track in the city on the re turn route of the union station car line. Myrtle avenue from the Elks' club to Ange has also been given a heavy steel track. The park car line has been dou ble tracked for another half mile, leav ing only a comparatively short distance of this line yet to be connected with the double tracks. More New Cars. The Electric Railway compariy was Improved its rolling stock during the year with 10 new semiconvertable pre payment cars of the most modern de sign. The prepayment plan has been given a tryout and has proved such a success that all of the cars of the com pany are to be rebuilt and converted inti tne prepayment type. Five of the rebuilt cars have already been com pleted and put In service and more are to be turned. Out of the car shops as soon as the car builders can complete them. i The street car barns have been im proved by the addition of a three track barn, built of brick, which doubles the capacity of the barns. A storage track has also been established opposite the car barns on Cotton avenue. A water tower for fire protection has been built at the barns and another at the power plant on -Santa Fe street. At this plant a 500 kw. motor generator has been installed to furnish additional power for the street railway system, and a boiler feed water softener installed to Improve the water supply. Telephone Improvements. The telephone systems of the city have kept abreast of the progressive movement. Both the automatic and Bell systems have extended their lines, im proved their plants and increased the capacity of their plants to meet the j needs or greater El Paso. The South western Telegraph and Telephone com pany's holdings have been taken over by the Tri-State Telephone and Tele graph company, a subsidiary company of the Bell corporation, and the im provements of this company have been particularly noticeable. This transfer of holdings has resulted In the Bell system In El Paso being completely re- tSJh- fl 6rfCted Coining the Texas street headquarters of the- com f I? iS 54 heldqnS: ters and tne central station fortheU C L,and lms distance lines The entire southwest has been con nected by phone with El Paso throS the medium of the Tri-State lines whifh extend as Xar north as Denver and it now to course f conltrSS ?o Tu? son, where .they win connect with toe Consolidated Telephone companyiine! now being built to the coast. Heav? copper wires have been used to r7p?aZ ing the lighter lines for the long dis tance toll lines and El Paso fa now the ? ! !Iery ImPtant point to the southwest. This company during BisbeTrArtS aUlr?d the Dila? anl oJ2f'??" tbe :Las Cruces, Silver City and Alamogordo, N. M., exchange" Gas Xbrteaafoas During the year the El Paso Gas and Electric company -has laid 11 mtfes of new four and six inch mains Xr JoS nlshing gas to the outlying portions of the city. East El Paso has been connected to the feed mains, as hS Highland Park. The gas company has purchased the Hadley block on thJco? ner of Oregon and Franklin streets a iatsCnfSflf ?f'T' and esttblls Its offices and cfllocrAm n ,. " . v,"tuuu mere as soon as it can obtain possession of the prop erty During the coming year thccS pan nas planned to build a new gas nnn SV storae capacity of 300, 000 cubic feet and to cost $50,000. More main extensions are also to be laid. Telegraph Improvements. The two telegraph companies, the Western Union and Postal, are planning to ocfiupy new qaurters to orde- ta care for the increased business of the El Paso offices. The Western Union company has already leased the seventh floor of the American National bank building, and also an office on the first floor, -where the public business will be transacted. The Postal is also con templating the rental of new quarters in one of the new office buildings. Wireless Station. During tne month of November the Paulson Wireless Telephone and Tele graph company started the construction of two wireless telegraph towers each of which Is 200 feet high. Within two weeks time this was finished and dur ing the second week of December the first tests of the new plant were made. The company came and quietly put up its station and work was well under way before El Paso was aware of it3 existence. No stock was sold in the city. The company is to operate in connection-witn other stations In California. COIiDS CAUSE HEADACHE LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine, the world wide Cold and Grip remedy removes cause. Call for full name. Hook for signature E. W. GROVE. 25c.