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El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, January 11, 1911, ANNUAL SUMMARY OF SOUTHWESTERN PROGRESS, Image 30

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1911.
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. '
anagement Burt Orndorff
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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.
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.
LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine, the world
wide Cold and Grip remedy removes
cause. Call for full name. Hook for
signature E. W. GROVE. 25c.

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