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Volume XXIX
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Establishment of New Parcel Post by
Government Features of the Law
of General Interest
The Bourne amendment to the
postoflice appropriation bill, pro
viding for the establishment of a
parcels post, will be put into
effect about January i, 1913. if
the plans of Postmaster General
Hitchcock do not fail.
It will be readily seen that this
new departure in the service of
the postoflice department involves
a vast amount of preliminary work
in making provision for the nec
essary equipment for handling
the increased mail matter. In
speaking ot the extended service,
Mr. Hitchcock says:
"The postal express business
that must be organized in so
short a period will not only cover
all systems of transportation now
utilized" by private express com
panies, but will be extended also
to more than 1,000,000 miles of
rural delivery and star route ser
vice."" The law admits to the mails
practically all kinds of merchan
dise that can be safely transported,
including products of the farm
and garden as well as factory
products, provided such articles
do not weigh over eleven pounds
nor exceed seventy-two inches in
. combined length and girth. The
mode of packing must be care
fully prescribed. The present
equipment of the mail service is
not adapted to the carriage of
such merchandise and therefore
new equipment must be provided.
Special means must be arranged
for the carriage of fragile articles.
The law provides that postage
on all parcels shall be prepaid by
affixing distinctive stamps. This
will necessitate the manufacture
of at least a dozen denominations
of special stamps ranging from
one cent to one dollar. The de
signing of these stamps is now
under way and the plates for
their printing will be promptly
engraved. Provision for the col
lection on delivery of the price of
the parcel, as well as the "postage
theron, must be made and regu
lations governing this phase of
the question are therefore being
The law provides indemnifi
cation for lost or damaged arti
cles, and since many ot the arti
cles to be carried will be of a
fragile nature, or readily perisha
ble, the question of indemnity is
one for careful regulation.
The system of distance zones
that is provided for in the law re
quires the employment by post
masters of a distinctive postal
map on which the zones are rep
resented. Such a map has already
been prepared by the department
and arrangements are being made
for the printing of about 150,000
in order to supply two copies to
each postoflice and -postal station
in the United States.
Every postoflice has been num
bered and a directory of all offices
is now being compiled for use in
applying the prescribed rates of
postage to the distance shown on
the zone' maps. Many thousands
of copies of this directory will
have to be printed and distributed.
Flat rate of one cent per ounce
up to four ounces regardless of
distance. Above four ounces,
rates are by the pound or fraction
thereof and varying with dis
tances as follows:
First Each Addl- Eleven
Pound tlonal Pound Pounds
Rural route
& city de-
livery S0.05 Jo. 01 Jo. 15
50-mile zone .05 .03 .35
i5omi. " .06 .04 .46
3oo-mi. " .07 .05 .57
6oo-mi. " .08 .06 .68
1000-mi. " 'bo .07 .79
IHs " 1400-011. 1 .10 '09 i.oo
fit' i8oo.mileSV'it.iWo 1.11
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M r "Over i8oomi. .12 .12 1.32 main there for the winter.
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The postmaster- general may
make provision for indemnity, in
surance and collection on delivery,
with additional charges for such
service, and may, with the con
sent of the interstate commerce
commission after investigation,
modify rates, weights and zone
distances, when experience has
demonstrated the need therefor.
The law as finally enacted, it
will be observed, does not affect
books, catalogues and other
printed matter included in third
class mail, as it was originally
sought to do by a consolidation of
the third and fourth classes.
Were Phoenix Visitors
C. B. Wilson, county attorney
of Coconino, is in Phoenix today.
He is a witness in a bigamy case
that is before the federal court,
and will probably return to Flag
staff tomorrow. Mr. Wilson says
that there will be a big delega
tion of Coconino citizens here for
the fair.
Judge N. G. Layton, superin
tendent of schools for Coconino
county, and Road Commissioner
Anderson have just come across
from Flagstaff to look after the
interests of their respective de
partments. They will spend several days
at Fredonia where Judge Layton
will visit schools.
Mr. Anderson says there is a
good big appropriation from the
forests in. Arizona, and that . in
connection with the per cent set
aside from the taxes for state
road purposes will make a big
showing the coming year.
As to just how much may be
accomplished this side of the
river, Mr. Anderson cannot de
termine at present but assures, us
he will do something. Kanab
(Utah) News.
Adventist Camp Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona, October 21.
Seventh-day Adventists of this
city, Bisbee, Douglas, Globe,
Mesa, Prescott, Tempe, Buckeye,
Tucson, Solomonville, Safford
and other places in the state will
attend the annual camp meeting
of the Arizona Conference of that
denomination to be held here Oct.
24 to Nov. 3. The first service
will be held in the evening of Oct.
24, while the opening business
session will be held the next
morning at 9 o'clock.
This will be the first camp
meeting of the adventists ever
held here and those attending will
live in tents. The camp will be
pitched on Tenth and Pierce
streets. Not only will tents be
used as temporary homes, but
larger pavilions where will be held
the main preaching services, busi
ness meetings, young people's
and children's services. There
will also be a book tent where
Christian literature will be on dis
play. Dr. Suit Has Narrow Escape
Dr. C. W. Suit, wife and chil
dren narrowly escaped serious in
jury last Friday in attempting to
cross the Santa Fe track on Le
roux street in an auto. There were
cars on the tracks near and a car
being shunted back unknown to
the doctor, who was driving the
machine, slid out from behind the
cars standing on the tracksnear
est them; and caught the front of
the machine, wrecking it. One
of the children received a black
eye, Mrs. Suit was considerably
shaken up, but fortunately no one
was badly injured. The machine
was permanently put out of com
mission. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weatherford
started for Phoenix Wednesday in
their auto. cThey expect to re-
A young man blew in from Los
Angeles last week with a various
assortment of names and pro
ceeded to get busy accumulating
things, including a lease on the
Lyric theatre. He claimed to be
a famous purveyor of entertain
ment, intending to rip the sod
and moss off Flagstaff and sweep
up the town with a whirlwind of
doings. In the rapid whirl of
events, being compelled to be in
so many places at once, one name
was insufficient, so he had stage
names, such as McCormick, J. C.
McBrien and lastly, when gath
ered back from Winslow by
Deputy Sheriff Dickinson, called
himself J. C. McBride.
During his first admission to
our peaceful, innocent little vil
lage, he hooked George Snod
grass Knox for a little check of
$50, which has not been heard
from yet, though telegraphic ad
vices from the Los Angeles bank
said he had no account there. He
was so busy that he overlooked
his board bill and was in Winslow
before he thought of it.
He claims to have a rich father
in Los Angeles but does not care
to advise him of his trouble.
Rev. Meade to Be Married
Cards have been received by
Flagstaff friends announcing that
the marriage of Miss Helen Bell
to Rev. Joseph Lyons Meade will
take place at Christ Church, Sat
urday, November 2, 1912, at
Nashville, Tennessee.
The Transactions of the Past Two
Weeks in That County Office
Release of chattel mortgage,
John Hennessy to Singleton.
Realty mortgage, J. D; and
R. T. Brown et ux to D. D.
Administrator's deed, C. S. Pat
terson and A. G. Chisholm, Adm.,
to D. D. Smith.
Release of chattel mortgage,
Arizona Central Bank to Frank
L. Moore.
Release of chattel mortgage,
David Babbitt to Sabrio Bar
ron et ux.
Realty mortgage, E. B. Perrin
et ux to William E. Sauer.
Appointment of deputy re
corder, Dan J. Cronih to J. M.
Bill of sale, Fred Thompson to
Roy Owenby.
Notice of water location, four
miles south of Kelly dam, H. B.
Realty mortgage, Louis H.
Flagler to Geo. Huffman.
Appointment of agent, Trav
elers Insurance Co. to C. E.
Crop mortgage, M. Reneke to
F. O. Poison.
Warranty deed, Lois A. Fenton
to Jennie M. Daggs.
Warranty deed, Pete A. Somoza
et ux to Peter J. Lindemann et ux.
Quit claim deed, Pete A. So
moza et ux to Peter J.- Linde
mann et ux.
Release of realty mortgage,Mrs.
C. W. Heiser to Jesse L. Boyce
et ux.
Warranty deed, Jesse L. Boyce
to Ernest Lange.
Realty mortgage, Ernest Lange
to Mrs. C. W. Heiser.
Realty and chattel mortgage
(combined), Pete A. Somoza et
al to J. C. Kelly.
Grant deed, Geo. H. Cook et
ux to C. C. Stemmer.
Conditional sale (chattel mort
gage), McCormick & Walker to
National Cash Register Co.
Quit claim deed, Joseph Dent
to Harvey Hudspeth.
Quit claim depd, Joseph Dent
to Grand Canyon Sheep Co.
Administrator's deed, Joseph
Dent, Adm., to Harvey Hudspeth.
Administrator's deed, Joseph
Dent to Grand Canyon Sheep Co.
Bill of sale, Joseph Dent to
Harvey Hudspeth.
Bill ot sale, Joseph Dent to
Grand Canyon Sheep Co.
Chattel mortgage, W. G. Ste
vens to J.I. Case Threshing Ma
chine Co.
Warranty deed, Victor H. Mel
ick et ux to R. M. Reese.
Warranty deed, R. M. Reese
et ux to C. W. Ortt et ux.
Warranty deed, Abram Salazar
et ux to Pete A. Somoza.
Deed, Geo. McCormick et ux
to John McWilliams.
Appointment of agent, Globe &
Rutgers Fire Ins. Co. to McDon
ald Robinson.
Appointment of agent, Agri
cultural Ins. Co. to McDonald
.Appointment of agent, Svea
Ins, Co', to McDonald Robinson.
Congress has appropriated $55,
000 for the survey of lands in
Arizona. The work will be di
rected by the surveyor general of
A delegation from the Loyal
Order of Moose will visit Ari
zona in November with a view to
the establishment of a national
Douglas reports tbat heavy im-.
portations of cattle are coming
from Mexico. Prices are holding
up well. Quarantine regulations
are being strictly enforced.
b The board of supervisors of
Cochise county is planning to
build a steel bridge across the
San Pedro river. Bridge to be
80 feet long and 16 feet wide in
the clear.
The Rock Island lines to be
built across Arizona wilf include
entry into Salt River valley and
connection with coast lines at
Yuma, or with the Santa Fe lines
at Phoenix.
Castle Hot Springs, 60 miles
from Phoenix, famous for its
water and baths, will open for the
season on Nov. 15. This beauti
ful place is becoming famous all
over the country.
Antelope and elk are to be
placed in Arizona on the big
open mesas. These localities
offer ideal places of refuge for the
animals and big herds will be es
tablished permanently.
Tucson will welcome the open
ing ot the El Paso and South
western railroad which is now
building to that city. It is ex
pected that the first trains will be
run over the new line on Jan
uary 1, 191,3,,
Jerome reports that the tracks
of the Verde Valley railway are
now within ten miles of the termi
nal. A few more weeks will see
the completion of the road. Sur
veyors are at work upon the site
of the new town and smelter. .
From Prescott comes reports of
some heavy transactions in cattle.
The outlook in the livestock busi
ness is very bright. Conditiona
throughout Yavapai county are
splendid. Marked improvement
i5 apparent in all sections of the
Attractions at the Arizona Fair
will be better than ever. The
fair commission is busy getting
the splendid grounds in shape.
Fast automobiles will compete
for speed prizes. The best
horses in the country are entered
for many important events and
exhibits from all sections are to
be the finest ever gathered to
gether. -Visitors from all parts
of the southwest have promised
to attend and the occasion will
be a memorable one in every re
spect. The fair is held at Phoe
nix, Capital City of Arizona, Oc
tober 28th to November 2d.
The agricultural demonstration
car sent out by the University of
Arizona and the Santa Fe railroad
company arrived in Flagstaff yes
terday to remain until Saturday
The following well known lec
turers and experts in their special
lines are with the car, and will
lecture as follows: Prof. R. W.
Clothier, dairying; Prof. G. E. P.
Smith, good roads; Prof. A. M.
McOmie, dry farming;. Dr. A. W.
Morrill, insect pests.
It is a great opportunity for
dry farmers, ranchers, stockmen
and good road enthusiasts and it
is hoped that they vrtll all turn
Out and greet the experts.
A Reminder to the Women
By Mrs. Francis W. Munds
The present campaign for equal
suffrage has been comparatively
short, less than tour months hav
ing elapsed since the filing of the
initiative petition on July 5th.
Thus it has happened that the wo
men of the state, as a whole, have
not been called upon to render
active service in the cause.
We know, of course, that men
and women throughout the state
feel a. deep interest in the cam
paign and the success of the
amendment on November fifth.
But now, with election but two
weeks in the future, we feel that
the question of equal suffrage de
mands something more than a
general interest. The vital need
of the bout and of every hour
from now until he closing of the
polls on the fifth of November
is earnest, consistent, individual
effort on the part of every friend
of the amendment.
The men of the state,in general,
are looking with more favor upon
this proposition of votes for wo
men, than ever before. There
fore, it is not only fitting, but im
perative that the women manifest
the greatest active interest pos
sible, in order that the men may
know that we want the ballot.
We know many men who say that
they would willingly vote for the
amendment if only the women of
their households and their women
friends would ask them to. Ob
viously then, the thing to do is to
Those actively in charge of the
work at headquarters in Phoenix
have done everything possible to
cover the field in a general way,
by sending as many speakers as
have been available to the places
which seemed to have the greatest
need. We had hoped to reach
every town in the state, but lack
of speakers has made this impos
sible. Hencd this appeal to the
women, individually and collect
ively, to work untiringly for the
amendment during the remaining
days of the campaign. Those de
siring literature for distribution
should apply to Mrs. Alice Park,
Hotel Adams, Phoenix.
Next in importance to securing
votes for the amendment, is the
matter of funds, which are needed
to carry this work to a successful
termination. It should be a mat
ter of pride to the people of Ari
zona to meet the expenses of this
campaign without ouside help.
And so we are giving them the
opportunity to do so by asking
everyone to respond as gener
ously as possible to this call for
financial aid.
Again, we urge every friend of
equal suffrage to work earnestly
and diligently for the next two
weeks, to the end that we may roll
up the very largest majority in
the history of votes for women.
Nat Goodwin is up against a
$25,000 damage suit for alienating
the affections of another man's
wife. Nat is a sure interestin"
Notice to Automobilists
The owners of automobiles are
required by the state law to regis
ter all machines in the office ;.of
the secretary of state and secure a
state license for same. Sec. 6 of
the law provides a fine of $100 or
30 days in jail, or both such fine
and imprisonment, for neglect to
register and secure license.
. All chauffeurs are also required
to be licensed and must wear a
badge with the number assigned
them, in a conspicuous place
when driving a car. "Chauffeur"
shall mean any person operating a
motor vehicle as mechanic or em
ployee. Sheriff Pulliam received the
above notice from the secretary of
state, and as the law is a new gne,
desires all interested to take no
tice and govern themselves ac
cordingly. Card of Thanks
The family of A. O. Jones wish
to return thanks to their friends
for the kindness shown in their
late bereavement.
W. M. Rudd & Wife.
Mrs. A. O. Jones & Sovs.
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, presi
dent of the National Woman's
Suffrage League, entertained a
crowded house at the court house
last Friday evening, with her talk
on the "Humorous Side of Wo
man Suffrage." She is a fluent
talker, with a fund of wit and
sarcasm that keeps all alike inter
ested. She paid her respects to
the editor of the Ladies Home
Journal and the Outlook for their
criticisms of suffragists.
She claimed that we have- never
had a true republic, because bne"
half of the people (the women)
were disfranchised and had no say
as to what the law should be.
She said: "There are some
people who do not want to come
down to the dirty pool of politics.
They prefer to remain up there on ,
a pedestal along with male idiots
and criminals. I prefer to be
down among you People."
Fair at Camp Verde
Camp Verde is certainly an
enterprising and a fertile spot in
Yavapai county. Their first annual
fair was held Monday and Tues
day and from all reports was a
most successful one. There were
ball games, horse races and a
generous exhibit of farm products
of the valley, including fancy
The first fair was so successful
that the projectors will eject more
enthusiasm into it next year and
have a bigger and better one.
Diaz and Army Captured
General Felix Diaz has revo-'
luted and lost his army within a
week. Diaz with his staff and
regiment of ex-federal soldiers -who
turned traitor were captured
by Madero's federals Tuesday and
are now in statute quo. Thus
practically ends the new revolu-
tion in Mexico which for a time
was calculated to sweep all before,
it. It was thought by many that
former President Diaz was behind
the new movement.
J. E. Buckbee, big chief of the
Tolchaco Indian trading post,
came in Wendesday by auto and
mulo with D. K. Ward. Mr.
Ward left in the evening for Pasa
dena. A. W. Jenkins, a Santa Fe
civil engineer well known on this
division of the road, was in Flag
staff Thursday from Seligman
where he is temporarily located
on track work.
Mr. W. H.James went to Grand
Canyon Wednesday, where" he
will enter the employ of Con
tractor Jas. Johnson, who is do
ing a large amount of building at
El Tovar for the Santa Fe.
Peter Michelbach, the Ameri
can with a German twist to his
accent, came in from his ranch
Tuesday with a select lot of pota-,v
toes to add to the state fair exrf ',
hibit. They were beauties.
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