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PARCELS POST WILL
To Be Put in Effect January I—Details
Being Worked Out By De
The zone system of fixing rates for
the new parcels post law, which, al
though it does not become operative
until January Ist. is still claiming this
early the attention of postal officials, as
well as merchants and other citizens,
who expect to secure cheaper trans
portation by it for packages of eleven
pounds weight and under.
The language of the law indicates
that the business expected for the par
cels post is largely farm and factory
products, but the department store is
looking to serve customers in the coun
try, while the farmer is expected to sell
his produce directly, as has been said,
"mailing it fresh from the farm dairy,
or as often as necessary." '
How much the farmer may benefit
by the opportunity remains to be seen,
but it is expected that the operation of
the law will awaken new rivalries of
trade. It has been pointed out that
the country store will have to adopt up
to-date methods in competition .with
the mail order business of the larger
centers, which will undoubtedly in
crease. There will also be competi
tion between centers.
In the zone system of rate fixing un
der the parcels post law each post-of
fice is made the center of its own con
centric system of zones. The depart
ment is now engaged in preparing
maps indicating the zones and charges
for each community.
The methods by which the boun
daries of these zones —there are eight
—are determined, has frequently been
referred to as extremely complicated,
The unit is a recantgle, referred to in
law as a "thirty-minute square," and
further described as identical with a
quarter of the area formed by the in
tersecting parallels of latitude and mer
idians of longitude.
The apparent complexity of the
system lies in the fact that a similar
system of eight zones is constructed
in reference to each "unit of area,"
but it is claimed that the plan will
work without confusion.
The first zone, which is called the
"fifty-mile zone," is determined in
the case of Seattle by combining the
"thirty minute square," in which Seat
tle is located with the eight contiguous
The second zone is found by des
cribing a circle of 150-mile radius,
with the center at the center of the
unit in which Seattle is located. All
the units that fall either in whole
or in part within this circle, and are
outside the limits of the first zone,
comprise the second zone.
The third zone is similarly found by
describing a circle of 300 miles radius.
The fourth zone includes all points
between the 300 mile radius, among
which are Southeastern Alaska points.
The fifth zone extends 1,000 miles
The sixth zone is limited by a radius
of 1,400 miles.
The seventh zone includes all post
offices over 1,400 miles and up to
1,800 miles from Seattle.
The eighth zone includes all terri
tory in the United States and the in
sular possession, with the exception of
the Philippines, that are more than 1,
--800 miles from Seattle.
Supt. Lynch of Seattle said yesterday
that it was impossible to make an ex
act comparison of the express and par
cels post rates as yet, for the reason
that while the post rates are the same
for any two points equally distant, the
express rates are made with reference
to the nature of the territory and the
classification of the commodity trans
Supt. Lynch also said that in the
average the rates are expected to be
25 per cent less than the present ex
A wide difference, he said, in the
ratio between the parcels post and ex
press rates in many instances is ex
pected, since in some cases the ex
press rates are less than the postal
On the other hand, Mr. Lynch said
the postal rates for packages of smaller
weight oughMo be as low as one-fifth
the express rate. As it has been
found in other countries, Mr. Lynch
said, that the average size of parcels
Cbe Icavcttwortb j£cho*
transported by post under an eleven
pound maximum rate is between three
and four pounds, it is estimated that
the actual saving under express rates
will be considerable.
Another feature of the parcels post
law is that the postmaster general shall
furnish a service for C. 0. D. shipment
when desired. The postmaster gen
eral is also granted considerable dis
cretion in adjusting the rates and the
In addition to the limit of weight at
eleven pounds, there is also a limit of
the size in the parcels post law, it be
ing fixed at "not greater in size than
seventy-two inches in length and girth
The only other limitation is that
parcels received shall not be "in form
or kind likely to injure the person of
any postal employee or damage the
mail equipment or other mail matter,
and not of a character perishable with
in a period for transportation and de
THE NATIONAL APPLE SHOW
WILL HELP FRUIT GROWER
Question of Distribution of the Apple
Crop is of Vital Importance
"The four national apple shows
given thus far have aided materially in
placing northwest apples on the map.
Now the chief function is to solve the
big problems now confronting the in
dustry," said H. C. Sampson, vice
president and general manager of the
Fifth National Apple Show, which will
be held in Spokane, November 11 to
"Great stress will be laid on the
conference to be held during the show
in which growers, bankers, traffic offi
cials and business men will partici
pate. Experts in these lines will dis
cuss these subjects: Choice of site,
air drainage, water drainage, selection
of stock, cultivation, pruning, spray
ing, picking, packing, financing, dis
position of by-products, transportation,
and marketing, or distributing. Of
these subjects I consider the disposi
tion of by-products and the marketing
the most pressing questions demand
ing our attention.
We want all the growers' unions
and organizations to se«d representa
tives to this conference, and we need
all the growers with us in this move
ment. When it is suggested that in a
few years the Pacific Northwest will be
shipping more carloads of apples,
which are perishable, than of wheat,
the question of distribution becomes of
"It is the intention of the board of
trustees to make the National Apple
Show of the greaest possible service to
growers, shippers, unions, common
carriers, in fact, to all classes con
nected with the industry. If we can
this year throw light on the vital prob
lems we will feel amply repaid for the
large outlay of time and money. From
talks I have had in a number ol dis
tricts of the Pacific Northwest, I feel
sure we can go a long way toward clar
ifying the'apple situation."
Railroad Makes Reduction for Apple
The zone of patronage of the Fifth
National Apple show greatly extended
through the granting of greatly re
duced fares to Spokane by the Trans
continental Passenger association. The
reduced rates will apply not only to
the apple show, but to the National
Grange convention, to be held in Spo
kane, November 13 to 26. The ses
sions of the grange will open here on
the third day of the apple show and
will bring thousands of leading farmers
from all parts of the United States. As
an example of the reduction made, the
case of the fare from Chicago to Spo
kane is noted. This will be 868.80,
while the regular fare is $91. Similar
reductions are effective from all mid
dle western points. The express com
panies have united on the "one way
rate" on apples sent to the show.
Shipments will be returned free from
Spokane to the point of origin, provid
ing ownership has not changed hands.
Fortune* In Faces
There's often much truth in the
saying "her face is her fortune," but
its never said where pimples, skin
eruptions, blotches, or other blemishes
disfigure it. Impure blood is back of
them all, and shows the need of Dr.
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cents at all druggists.
Treating Seed Wheat for Smut
The purpose of treating wheat is
to destroy the smut spores, or seeds of
the smut plant, which are mixed with
the seed wheat either as loose spores
scattered over the surface and among
the hairs on the ends of the kernels,
or as unbroken smut balls. There are
several solutions which will kill smut
spores when they are soaked in these
solutions, the principal ones being for
malin (1 lb to 45 gallons water) and
bluestone or vitriol, (lb to 4 gallons
water). These solutions must be made
up carefully in these proportions to the
certainty that they will destroy smut
Recent investigations by the Plant
Pathologist of the State Experiment
Station, at Pullman, Washington, show,
however, that unbroken smut-balls can
be soaked in these solutions for several
hours, even until they become soaked
so as to settle to the bottom of the so
lution, without killing any considerable
part of the spores which they contain.
When one of these smut-balls is
broken, millions of the live spores are
liberated. Spores from smut-balls
which had been soaked ten hours in
vitriol solution germinated readily when
put into moist soil.
To secure clean seed wheat, there
fore, the unbroken smut-balls must be
removed during the treatment, or they
will certainly be broken in the seeder
and the wheat reinfected with live
smut spores. The common practice
of dipping the seed wheat while in
sacks into the solution does not permit
the removal of smut-balls. Treatment
should always be in an open tank or
smut-machine, where the wheat can be
thoroughly stirred up and the smut
balls skimmed off as fast as they float
to the surface.
The only sure way to have clean
seed is to remove all unbroken smut
balls during the treatment.
Gold Reports on Alaska
The United States Geological Sur
vey has just published as Bulletin
520 —H a report on the mining and
water supply of the Fortymile, Seventy
mile, Circle, and Fairbanks districts,
Alaska, by E. A. Porter and C. E.
Ellsworth. The estimated value of
the combined gold production of the
Fortymile and Seventymile districts
for 1911 was $212,000, an increase of
812,000 over the output for 1910 due
to the success of two dredges on the
headwaters of Fortymile River. The
value of the gold production of the
Fairbanks district in 1911 is estimated
to be approximately $4,500,000, a de
crease of $1,600,000 from the output
for 1910, due mainly to the fact that
most of the bonanzas of the camp have
been worked out and the major part of
the mining was confined to deposits of
relatively low grade. The Circle pre
cinct in 1911 produced gold with an
estimated value of $350,000, which
exceeds that of any other year since
1898. The increase was due entirely
to the improved methods employed.
Eat, Sleep and
These three are man's
life. The greatest of these,
work, brought about the
manufacture of overalls,
and the demand for better
overalls brought about the
Day's Big Five
the overall without a rival.
1 THE COMFORTABLE WAY.
Trains depart from Leavenworth:
Going East Going West
No. 2, 1.30 a.m.; No. 1, 1.35 p.m.
" 44, 4.25 a.m.; " 43, 3.40 p.m.
" 28, 4.25 a.m.; " 3, 2.30 a.m.
" 4, 3.10 p.m.; " 27, 3.05 a.m.
Nos. 27 and 28 are fast mail trains.
All trains arrive five minutes earlier
than time shown.
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