8 D "Week-End Edition, February 20-21, 1915
EL PASO HERALD
MAKERS OF EL PASO PRODUCTS ffi
FIST OF JEWEL
Story of Origin, and Growth of the Firm of Curtis & King,
Manufacturing Jewelers; a Most Interesting Chapter
In the Industrial History of the Gate City.
Take it to Curtis & King. They
will advise iou expertly and honestly."
Tins it, the reply often received by
i 1 Paso people who seek reliable infor
n. ition concerning the valne of jewelry
and precious stones. The reference, as
marly everbody in the Gate City
b. Knows, Is to the firm of Curtis & Xing,
i manufacturing jewelers at 315 Texas
street and incidentally, the story 01
the origin and growth of this estab
lishment Is one of the moat Interesting
In the Industrial history of El Paso.
The partnership of Curtis King
vi as formed in 1H by two young men
who were well known as experts in
their business W. H. Curtis and K. W.
Mr. Curtis at the age of twelve years
was unfortunate In losing one of his
limbs, necessitating the use of crutches
the remainder of his life. This acci
dent perhaps caused him to learn the
jewelry business, and he was very
T,rnnd of the fact that he never had
to depend upon charity for a living.
One day, during his lunch hour. Mr.
Curtis was standing on a corner in the
business district of El Paso. I He took
his hat off to brush his hair back
with his hand (a, habit many men
have) and some gentleman, thinking be
was asking alms, dropped a dime into
his haf Mr. Curtis made a very fine
watch charm of this dime and wore it
until his death, wnlch oocurred about
two years ago.
I Mr. Curtis was employed by some of
the best Jewelry firms In the country.
Kor many years he held a. moat respon-
sible position In the manufacturing de
partment of W. T. iiixson km jm -..
This is where he and Mr. King beoame
acquainted. Realizing the exceptional
ability of each other, it was an easy
matter for them to unite as partners.
Some of the finest pieces of Jewelry f
now worn by the people of the south
west were made by Mr. Curtis.
Mr. King obtained his knowledge of
the business from the bottom up. Real
izing from the beginning that very
few Jewelers were really experts in
their business, he applied himself very
diligently to his chosen vocation, ob
taining employment in all the large
cities of the United States, thereby re
ceiving a training that Is recognized as
far superior to most Jewelers in the
business today. It Is well known how
reluctant many Jewelers are to inform
the public of the real value of precious
stones, watches, etc.; but anyone wish
ing a correct value upon some piece of
jewelry may rest assured they will re
ceive fair treatment by calling upon
Mr. King, who is called upon continu
ally by the banks of El Paso, U. S.
Custom Officials and others to appraise
various articles of jewelry. It is a
common saying "Take it to Curtis &
King for your information."
The manufacturing jeweler Is called
upon to perform many difficult repair
jobs that are not In his line, and in
order to accomplish, these feats success
fully he must needs bea man of wide
practical experience. Many times Cur
tis & King have been called upon to
repair delicate parts of talking ma
chines, typewriters, adding machines)
automobiles, sewing machines, musical
instruments, etc Tuey have made a
number of miniature working models
of patented machines that EI Paso peo
ple Invented. i
The most beautiful pieces of Jewel
ry are handmade, as no machine Is
capable of even Imitating the wonder
ful effects produced by a. skilled jew
eler and engraver. Sometimes it takes
weeks to make an elaborate necklace
of platinum, the delicate lacework re
quiring the utmost patience and skill
A visit to the workshop of Curtis &
King, 115 Texas St., will be interesting
and instructive. The work benches
are so arranged that you can see ev
erything. Every day customers can
be seen watching one of the diamond
setters resetting their diamonds vhile
they wait. This firm insists upon
their customers retaining possession of
their diamonds until the mounting Is
ready for their stones, and then watch
ing the diamonds set thereby elimi
nating any chance of a mistake.
The skilled jeweler must have a
knowledge of chemistry, assaying, me
chanical and' free hand drawing, elec
tricity and metallurgy.
In preparing a solution for obtaining
the rich color effects often seen on
articles of gold, the jeweler is com
pelled to make a substance called ful
minide of gold that Is a greater explo
sive than nltro-glycerine. Few Jew
elers know the formula for making
this. Mr King usually makes enough
at one time to last six months, and
enjoys watching the unusual chemical
The Herald reporter, durinr his
interview with Mr .i-ing, enjoyed a
pleasant half hour in examining the
large collection of precious and
semi-precious stones. Mr. King's
thorough knowledge of precious
jewels is well known and he is al
ways ready to supply an one with
any information they wish in this
The firm of Curtis & King extend
a hearty welcome to all visitors at
any time See the men at work
making, repairing and remodeling
lavallieres, banquet rings, link but
tons, fobs, scarf (tins, enameled em
blemii jewelry, chains', charms,
onyx and platinum diamond jewel
CEDAR, WAXIXE AD
HOD'S Cni"ET SWEEP
The superiors of all sweeping com
pounds for residences, stores,
churches, buiness blocks and public
YANTIS CHEMICAL CO.
307 drat Jmtlonnl Dank rinlldlng
We do the finest kind of new'nA'ork,
as well as repairing. Send for our
DuSANG & WELLBORN
Carpet llenomton and Upholntercrfi
Phone 3009 210 S. Oregon
with French dretfHlng, i
Cranberry sauce and lemon pie.
1104 South Orccon
Osaple Broom Factory
Manufacturers of Brooms of
224-226 W. Overland St
HADE IX EL PASO
Light building Iron work of every kind
in Iron. Brass or Broose. The only
shop In the Southwest egulpped to
make all the architectural ron. work
on a building.
sotjthwbstbmt inox WIRE
Bt Paso. Texas.
For George Washington's
Unique Novelties and candies appro
priate for the occasion. A very beau
tiful assortment of Spring' flowers in
cludmg hyacinths, narcissus, freesias,
etc All kinds of spring flowers either
cut or growing in pots.
Patter CoafectioHery & Floral Co.
MS. Bid?. Phone 4039
WE MAKE JEWELRY
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
ZMffloult repair work a specialty.
Diamonds reset while you wait.
CURTIS & KING
Mfg. Jewelero. 3.15 Texas St.
Retailers of Moccasins and Art Leather
solves the problem for a perfect butter
substitute in cake baking.
for all home uses.
More wholesome and healthy than
animal fats and lard substitutes sup
plied from distant markets.
Insist on your grocer supplying you
with the fresh home made article
Distributed by all .leading Jobbefs
in the West
The El Paso
Garden Hose Satisfaction.
Krakauer, Zork & Moye's, S. I.
117 San Francisco St.
Manufacturers of Tents, Awnings,
Porch Curtains, Osaple Water Bags,
and Camp Supplies made in El Paso.
EL PASO TENT &
314 San Francisco St. Phone 2044
See the Largest Display
of gems in the southwest sold at cut
ters prices. Cut on our new $2,000
cutting machine. Any gem mounted on
short notice. Vail orders solicited.
MADE TO PERFECTION
Paso San-A-Wax Floor Sweep
Paso San-A-Wax Floor Dressing
Buy "Mnde In El Paso" Products
Do your little part and the results will
be well worth while.
PASS CITY FltODUCTS CO.
cas lurquoise ko.
385 San Francisco St.
Made to order $15.00 A Up
Made to order $12.00 S. Dp
We Repair, Refinish and Upholster
Furniture. Auto Tops. Cushions and
Slip Covers Made to order. We pack,
haul, store or ship your Furniture.
R. L. DANIEL FURN. & MATT. FAC.
Pyramid Hot Air
H. WELSCH CO.
1215 Texan St.
"Made in EI Paso"
m&m pnin try pnnnQ
s&efggg v - ww
have become recognized by successful poultry raisers as ti e standard
for egg and flesh production. They are composed of choice grains and
seeds, carefully selected as regards purity, cleanliness, sweetness and
freshness, and are mixed with such care that each mixture is a scien
tifically balanced ration for the purpose for which it Is intended. They
stana pre-eminent in the realm of poultry feeds today
W. D. WISE
Seeds Feed Poultry Supplies.
Phone 11. Phone 5290
100 ST. Stanton St and Chihuahua and 2 nd.
QUICK MAIL SERVICE
For the benefit of customers lhing in the smallei towns, where it is im
possible to get the drug store service of the metropolis, we bate established
a Hail Order Department, and placed this in the hands of cbmpetnt
help. This does not mean that the average lady wil need confine herself
to drug store -wants. Should there be anyother shopping that Me are
able to do for her, we will send the goods with the draft. order and" will be
able to do tins to satisfaction. Our stock is one of the most complete in
the Southwest, and especially do we have the stock ot Toilet Preparations
that appeal to all ladies.
It will pay you to have your name on our mailing list and if you will
send us the names of fie of your neighliors that would be likely cus
tomers we will send you a small bottle of toilet water that is well worth
MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT
EL PASO, TEXAS
Buy Globe Mills Flour
and Help the South
For five years GLOBE MILLS FLOUR
has been the standard in thousands of El Paso
homes. Each year sees our El Paso distribu
tion make big increases, but there are still some
homes that are not acquainted vith the su
perior quality of our flour. We want these
people to buy a sack just once we are
willing to abide by the result of a fair trial of
our goods. '
GLOBE MILLS FLOUR is made of se
lected wheat. It is made by men who have
studied the needs of Southwestern consumers
and we know that this Flour will meet your
MEN BUILD SANITARY COW STABLES
With Sanitary Floors, free from crevices and cracks for dust and dirt to
These same men build their homes and schools with wooden floors con
taining innumerable crevices between the boards.
'1 have found the germs of tuberculosis, tonsllttis. bronchitis and
the whole host of distempers among children in the cracks of a new
and unusually clean schoolroom " Dr. Leonard Keene Hirsbberg. A. R.
M. A., D JL (John Hopkins University.)
Acme Sanitary Floors are laid in one continuous, seamless, trackless
sanitary piece, with curve coves and round corners. With no place for
germ laden dust and dirt to gather in.
ACME SANITARY FLOORING CQ.,
305 North Kansas Street Phone 6227
IT IS SAFE
to say that three-fourths of the shoes
thrown away could be made service
able if they were broagnt to us
MKVS AXD WOMEN'S SHOES
by us are not spoiled in appearance
yon- will find no unsightly patches no
coarse seams, no squeaking leather in
any pair of shoes upon which we n,ae
exercised our skill
I'or arch support and foot trouble,
317-319 Texas St ' Phone 873
El Paso, Texas.
"Facts Everyone Should Know About
Concrete Silos." Send for it
BI Paso, Texas.
ACME SHEET METAL WORKS
Cba. A. Knallman Ollte B. Moore
Guttering, Spouting, Roofing, Sky
lights. Repairing. Heating' a specialty
411 Texas St. EL, PASO, TEXAS
WESTERN WELDING &
Full Machine Shop Equipment.
Welding Products, Pipe Manifolds.
Metallic Packing, Etc
J!3 S. Santa Fe St. Phone 6S88.
Do You Realize
That we are equipped to turn out anything in
We are manufacturers of
ART GLASS AND MIRRORS
'Beveling, Chipping, Embossing, Sand Blast Work.
of every description.
PLATE AND WINDOW GLASS
The most complete glasscraft house
west of the Mississippi.
- El Paso Sash &
HOTEL PASO DEL
Fire-Proof and Modern
KATES $1.60 PER DAY AND UP
Wimber & Chenoweth
Carpenters and Cahlaet Makers.
Manufacturers of Store Fronts, Coun
ters, Refrigerators, Shelving, Saloon.
Bank and Pool Room Fixtures, Etc
4IS E. Overland St. Phone 3762.
EL PASO BEDDING CO.
Manufacturers of Fell and Cotton Mattresses.
Wholesalers of BEDS, SPRINGS, COTS, CHAIRS, ETCl
EI Paso, Texas.
P. O. Box 714
Yourself in the furniture polish line Optimo Furni
ture will assist you in that education.
"Money Back Guarantee"
Get your bottle today. Sample for the asking.
OPTIMO MANUFACTURING CO.
EI. PASO, TEXAS
No Bath Room
is correctly built, rales it kax tiled
floor and walls built by
El Paso Mantel & Tile Co.
PERFECTLY SANITARY, BEAUTI
FULTHE LAST WORD.
You Can Afford It
Printers and Stationers.
EL PASO RUBBER CO
The Most Perfect Vulcanizing and Rubber Repair Equipment in the
Southwest Agents for GOODRICH TIRES.
313 San Francisco Street.
ffffrftelfif BOOST EL PASO MADE PAINT !
iflffV "'"""'""u" inuu iiBiu acre in ci raso. every
IS 1 1 1 dollar spent for our product stays at home.
mU TUTTLE'S ROOF PAINT comes in a variety of shades.
jl We stand behind the quality.
Tullle's Imperial Paint
Covers 250 to 300 square feet, two coats to gallon. ' Has good spread-
"& iwci. xuu guuu uuujr. naH eAUBiimu weanufc quality, is of
highest grade and easily applied and beautifies. 12.25 per gallon.
"Write us yonr paint troubled."
TUTTLE PAINT AND GLASS CO.
45c, 40c, 35c
Phone 4S and 46.
BIG CUT ON
Texas Electric Supply Co.
'Knockers of High Prices."
119 N. Stanton St. Phone 1120
MACHINE SHOP WORK
MOTOR REPAIR. WORK
Southwestern Elec. & Macli. Co., Inc.
302-304 San Francisco Street
Night Phone 3217 J
EVERYTHING FOR THE HORSE
210 S. Oregon Street.
WEST TEXAS SADDLERY CO.
:iy y. i rTrJ Cijr
Worthinglon Paint and Wall
408 N. OregonSt. Phone 93
S. W. Cor. Sheldon I(etel. Little Plaza
EI. PAMJ," TBXAS.
25c at All Druggists.
WHY NOT HAVE SOME TAMALES TODAY? unmv . i
They are easy to make iviQi our NIXTMHL. The recipe is on every Q A TTJ "UNfcl, rUfcL 1
package. Your grocer has this, or will get it. TRY some TODAY. wxl V Hi WORK WORRY I
SHARP ELLIOTT MFG. CO. El Paso Fireless Cooker 1
P. S. Xixtamal makes fine hot cakes when mixed half and halt with "MADE is KI PASO" 5
210-212 Jf. Stnnton St. flour. Phone 6037 W 29 Buckler Bids I
ITJiiri "THE PERFECT LOAF" 1
iHif8!! FOR SALE BY ALL GBOCFRfi I
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