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The oasis. [volume] (Arizola, Ariz.) 1893-1920, February 03, 1912, Image 5

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Saturday, Feb. 3, 1912
Railway Business in November, 1910.
Tables prepared by the Bureau
of Railway Economics from the re
ports made by the railways for that
month to tho Interstate Commerce
Commission show that the business
done by the railways of the United
States in the month of November
was somewhat less than the busi
ness done in November, 11)10,
when measured by the average per
mile, the only basis on which com
parison can properly be made.
The total operating revenues of
railways include their receipts for
freight and passenger transporta
tion, for mail and express service,
.and for all other traffic service
rendered. The average receipts in
November, 1911, for a little more
than 10 per cent of the total mile
age of the country, were $1,054 a
mile, a decline of $18 a mile from
the receipts in November, 1910.
There was decrease in average re
ceipts in both freight and pas
senger service. The decline was
unevenly distributed. The lines
of the eastern part of the country
show only a slight decrease for
November, 1911, in comparison
with November, 1910, while the
lines in the southern section show
a slight increase and the lines in
the western section a falling off. In
the total operating revenue, the
receipts for freight transportation
represent 71.7 per cent and re
ceipts for passenger transportation
20.8 per cent, the remainder com
ing from mail, express and other
Operating expenses also show a
Sower average per mile of line.
These include all costs of main
taining track and equipment, the
cost of operating trains, ofeecuring
traffic and of administration, but
do not include new construction.
Expenditure for maintenance of
tracks and buildings was reduced
by an average of $2.40 a mile as
compared with expenditure in
'November, 1910. For the mainte
nance of equipment there was an
increase averaging 10 cents a mile;
and the cost of conducting trans
portation, an item representing
obout one-half the total operating
expense, was reduced by an average
of 8 cents a mile. liy the reduc
tion in expenditure for maintenance
of track and buildings the roads
were enabled to make a slight
offset to the shrinkage in operating
The net revenues, that is, the
difference between total operating
revenues and total operating ex
penses, averaged $16 less per mile
of line in November, 1911', than
in' November, 1910, which is a
decrease 4 3 per cent. This
so-called net revenue is, in
fact, gross profits out of which
must come taxes, amounting in
November to $9,670,976 or n
average of $43 a mile, rental-,
interest on bonds, dividends, and
appropriations for improvement.
The fallng off of 1.6 per cent in
operating revenues contracts with
an increase of 12.7 per cent in
to the President was made up and
forwarded by express Thursday
night; and it is expected to reach
the White House Monday. The
most sanguine anticipate the presi
dential proclamation of the state
on Wednesday. In that event the
new state government can be
inaugurated the 15th inst.
Another account in another
Phoenix paper stated that Governor
Sloan would start for Washington
last night a special messenger
carrying his certificate to the
Trouble In Chihuahua.
Advices from El Paso are to the
effect that the garrison at Ciudad
Juarez, across the Itio Grande from
that city, mutinied on Wednesday,
pillaged the leading stores, inflict
ing heavy losses, and killing some
eight people. Hail communica
tion was cut south of the city by
burning one or more bridges, and
the mutineers are defiant, breath
ing dire threats against all who
may be sent against them. General
Pascual Orozco, one of the revolu
tionary heroes of last year, .with
a military force is reported advanc
ing on the city, to quell the up
rising. The mutineers declare they
are in sympathy with Zapata, the
revolutionist who is making so
much trouble in the south. A later
report states that there is an up
rising also near or at the city of
Chihuahua, and it is thought the
movements are concerted. It is
hoped there uprisings may be
quelled speedily.
Srrall Pox at Arivaca.
The Tucson Citizen of Thursday
evening states that there are four
teen cases of small pox at Arivaca,
a email village In Pima county not
far from the Santa Cruz county
line, some twenty miles westward
from Amadoville. The victims of
the plague are Mexicans and com
prise nearly all of the Mexican
population of the village. The
disease is said to have come up
from the Altar district of Sonora,
where it is reported rife.
Application for Grazing Permits.
NOTICE is hereby given that all applications
for permits to graze t attle, horses, sheep and
goat within the CORONAlx) NATIONAL
FOREST during the season of 1912 must be filed
in my office at Tucson. Arizona, on or before
February 20, 1112. Full information in regard to
the grazing fees to be charged and blank forms
to be used 111 making applications will be fur
nished upon request.
ROBERT J. SELKIRK, Supervisor.
IS THE PLAGE to go to enjoy a pleasant
shavo or a first class hair cut. Call at
the C. K. Hath Rooms. I am here to
please you.
M. HENDRICKS, Proprietor
Progressing Better.
Since the article on another page j
with regard to the election canvass
atPhu;nix was printed, the Plurnix !
papers have announced that the
progiess of t lie procedure has been
better than wan anticipated when
the article was written. It is stated
now that the governor's certificate
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we have Fresh Fruits, Kresh Veuelanich
I'ickles, sauerkraut, Bulk Olives, Fresh
Fish and Oysters.
WE CARRY ALSO a full line of Caudles,
Tobacco.", etc.
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