El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 33RD YEAR, Ed. 1, Sunday, July 20, 1913 Page: 1 of 32
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41 ahc 1 pas In I mirtMit las
Alilmaa not ides 41 dl Ml eepaSol
SMIe. per KSI Ihx
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UMEST MM m MID CIRCULATION IN SWTHWEST
EL PASO. TEXAS SUNDAY JULY 80. 1913
PRICE FIVE CENTS
President Woodrow Wilson Again Demonstrates
Friendship of the United States for Mexican People
irniTr nnrun mrmri mat
Will PROflABI.T RstroMMKWD
RrxK;rrno! or nre hukwi'a
DEMAND COMES FROM FRANCE
THAT fOCKTBT WAICTA TO COM
i'htk. iktail or thk pro-
POfcED ttO.nOO.Mt) LOAN.
NO SACRIFICE OF MONROE DOCTRINE
Kdnrury Bryan Amino to Know the
Identity of High Official fixing
By Tim ft Rprrlnl rerrrtaoaaVaf
Washington. D C. July 1. Two
wall defined opinion prevail here
with reference to the Mexican sttua-
tlon. one la that Ambassador Henry
l.nn. Wilson now enrouto for Waei-
Inartnn In rMtinnu n Preaidcnt Wll-
sqn's aummona probably will recom-
mend formal recognition of the
Huerta government by the United
Plate. Thla opinion Is entertained
by those who say that such a recom-
mendation would be compatible with
Mr. Wilson's revealed attitude toward
the Huerta government. Senator rail
of New Mexico and Senator Smith
of Arlsona join In a prediction to this
effect. Both are also of the opinion
thst PVance Is the foreign govern-
ment leading In the agitation to have
the ITnlted State recognise the
Huerta regime t: save Its hide In the
ninety million dollar loan to Mexico
which her bankers underwrote In the
expectation of the permanency of the
Huerta rovMinriil. While only 15
per cent of the Mexican bonds have
been disposed of Prance could 'read-
ily float the remaining bulk of her
stock of bonds If the United States
should officially recognise the Huerta
faction. As the import and export
collections of Mexico are pledged as
security for this enormous dabt
France naturally Is straining every
Diplomatic point tn facilitate the de-
velopment of a condition that will al-
lay the anxiety of her bankers and
More Information Desired.
The other opinion relates to the ap-
parent unfa-mlllarlty of President
Wilson and Secretary Bryan with the
real conditions In Mexico. No un-
charltahlcness U Involved In thla
opinion which Is entertained without
respect to the political affiliations of
f ' am who subscribe to it. The ftct
Ihai Ambassador Wilson was called
to Washington is part proof of the
unwillingness of the. government at
Washington to take another step In
the Mexican situation by the light of
Its own lamp of information.
Standing; for Monroe Doctrine
officials of the state department
today ridiculed a published statement
to the effect that thla country has
entered Into an agreement with Great
Hrltain whereby it virtually waives
the principle of the Monroe Doctrine
as regards Mexico and permits Eng-
land and ther European nations to
exercise police power In Mexico for
their cltisena and receives in return
the good offices of Oreat Britain !n
persuading her ally Japan to drop
the" California anti-alien land con-
An official usually well Informed
on matter pertaining to the relation
of this country with foreign power
under the present administration was
given as authority for the statement
that auch an arrangement had been
Bryan' Significant Answer.
When asked concerning the state-
ment Secretary Bryan smiled broad-
ly' " wish" he said "that some one
would disclose the real Identity of
these mysterious and anonymous high
officials who presume to speak for
this department In matters of such
It was pointed out that. In per
mitting these privtlegea to foreign
nations In Mexico even with the re-
sirlctlon that tliere shall be no acuul
sltion of territory attempted the ad-
mlnlatration would not only waive the
Monroe Doctrine but In so doing
would depart from a fundamental
principle of the Democratic party.
No Official CuanranaUou
Nu official confirmation was re-
ceived at taut state department today
regarding preas dispatches from
Mexico Ui the effect that mammoth
popular deinoiiatrsllona are being ar-
ranged to greet the new Japanese
minister to Mexico un his arrival la
thesu dispatches u la stated thai the
'Mexican government wlU accord the
Japanese minister unusual grSnors by
sending a commission consisting of
a representative of the foreign offic e
and two nailitar attaches to meet
hiss at th port of Mansanlllo
It haa been confirmed by the de-
partment however that President
Huerta h appointed (leneral Felix
Idas on a specie I misalinlto Japan
It is not thought however that the
mission of Diss will be used to 'bring
h.ut i-r harmony between Max-
bo and Japan but Is a move oa the
pari of the much harassed President
of Mexico to ie nine temporarily at
least fruui his pathway a popular
FaA Inlroduis- ic .Ioikmi
Sena i r Fall stirred up lb Mexican
question la the uale todsv when ha
introduced a resolution the effect of
OOM11WJ WORTH FROM RrRAXOO
LAROI I on. I TO
GARRISON OF 2000 FEDERALS
RUMORS ARK IN I Itc I l I n
TO THK BFr-HTT THAT CTTV
HAS ill I v m i k I n
VERY LITTLE HOTE OF REINFORCEMENT
1ty Has Been isolated for a Long
Tlsne and Hture of ProvMnns
Probably Running Low.
l TSC kltnrintrtl PrM '
Mexico Olty. July It. A large fore
of rebela are planning to attack Tor-
reon according to a federal officer who
eacaped from Jail In Durango and by
a clrcultoua route reached Torreon. He
aald that rebel under rnmmand of Tn-
raaa Irhtn. are moving north from Du.
rango and additional force tinder Oen-
There ar no government advtcea to
support the rebel aaaertion that the
town haa been attacked but It would
cause no surprise If the assault had
begun. Two thoussnd government
troops with some artillery are station-
ed at Torreon but the ong laolatlon
of the town muat have reduced the food
A thouaand troopa of different de-
tachments sre south of Torreon. but the
line Is out north and aouth. making
tb hope of reinforcement from that
In reply to the representations or
the American embassy regarding aid
for Durango. where there are many
Americana the government haa given
Its customary assurances that It will
do the beat possible but there Is little
chance of federal troops entering Du
rango for a considerable time.
It la not practicable to ssnd them
south from Chihuahua. General Car-
ransa is keeping the federals busy to
the eaat while help from the south
Is possible only after the rebels have
been cleared from the neighborhood of
The archbishop of Dursngo who was
held prisoner for s ransom of 1600.000
pesos has beeu freed on the psyment of
three thoussnd. ThlSfuni was furnish
ed by the foreign consul.
The Insurgents who hold the Na-
tional railway reached s point sixty
mile north of Ban Luis Potoal today
and burned the station at Charcoa as
well as several bridges aouth of the
federals. This means that at least
three detachment of federals are Iso-
lated at different points between San
Lul Potosi and Saltillo.
A number of Americana are employed j
In the mlnea near Chareos and the j
question of their safety haa given rise
to snxlsty. The railway from San Uila !
i-otosi to Tsmplco has ben cut by the
Widow of Slain Mexican President
Opposes Hnerta Kecoamitlofi.
Iiy rise .-j. . i.i I ( srrWrxl
Washington D. C July It. "Who
accepts Huerta sccspta his acts." With
this exclnmaiton In regard to the
preasure that Is -being brought to bear
on the United States to recognise the
present government In Mexico Senora
Madero widow of the ssln president
of that country today gave a local
paper a circumstantial story of the
killing of her husband and the late
vice president of Mexico Pino Suarez
February It when Huerta and Dlax
Senora Madero arrived In Washing-
ton a few days ago to vlait her broth-
er H. Perei Romero.
Supported by Intimate detailed pho
tographs of the apartments In which
she says the late president of Mexico
was assassinated. Senora Madero
detail of the truglc events was made
by her In the hope that It would be
taken into account of In Washington
bv those In mithorlfv hoe l... mm
now considering what course the
I'nlted St ue shall pursue In regard
"The fac e remain." Senora Madera
said "that at the moment when my
husband met hi death he waa ua.
clothed. Theae photographs." she ex-
hlb'ted them "show her his clothing
his hat hi shoe and all la other ap-
parel. Her I a photograph of th
rooms of he superintendent of th
nstlonal palace In Mexico City where
he wos held captive when he waa ar-
rested and en a wall hook la seen his
hat on ths floor his shoes and his
i I her clothing In tail his othsr place
In the I I Ml I n
"If he was shot while trying' to es-
cape. In the yard or near the penllen-
lai). while he waa being taken to
prison as Husrta and Dlai claim how
comes It that he did not dress himself
before stsrilng os thst alleged trip '
from the national palace to the penl
"He was slain In :ha rooms of the
superintendent of th palace while h
wag aslsep and while be was atlll in
the bed and there are dose as of piece
os strewnistsnt la I evidence to prove it.
as Well as the repeated boast in the
streets of Men... i.v Carsersa hen
captain now OS lose I thai h Is Use
man who did the killing. Thla man
haa even exhibited the knife with
hi. h he iabbed my husband ad
th revolver with whl. I. he stiu. k him
'Oustavo Msdero. my br j he i
Iss. had been lain at the srssnsl four
Jj before when my husband was af-
featad and cesxMSs) to tk rooms of
I be superlntenden! of Ike national
rxlce. w fa red the worst 1 tried
urtsormieat Is had ao bed
mi. sad hey would aWi let
MSB a Bed uatil Us last day.
Ht 15 Wrt.pft
THasss yoO ftnay
Aid VOw 4tA
Kl es minor que I'tls. murhaohoa. y I'd no puexlcn cruxar el
day evidently the details of the plot
had been concluded and they wanted
him to have a bed and to be aaleep
that night In It with Pino Saures.
"The tragedy occurred about half
past lf or II o'clock the night of
rebruary 21. Ten minutes after it
was whispered all over Mexico City.
My friends told me later although the
official report aald that he did not
die. was net shot until 2 or I o'clock
the next morning He h.ni bean ar-
rested rebruary 1 . the same day that
uustavo Madero was assassinated
OSHIsMIAL iSKROMMn TRKVINO.
Alleged te Be As Aasdraat for Mexican
Hy Th t ciu ' free .
Doug-las. Aria.. July It Oeneral Oer-
nntmo Trrvino la the lateat aaplrant to
the prealdency of Mexico according to
an announcement today at th Conatl-
tutlonallst Junta here Membera of the
junta aald thev had received this in
! formation In confidential advices from
' their aecret servloe men.
It was stated that General Trevlno I
making trip through the northern
part of Mexico In order to gain the con-
fidence and support of rebel leadera
before proclaiming hlmaelf president of
Mexico to eupersede Provisional Presl-
dent Huerta and thwart Iho aaplratlona
Ueneral Trevlno waa aaldto be In Kl
Paao Tel at present trying to gain
I the alleglaure of Panrho Villa theCon-
! at 1 1 u t !ia llt commander of the atate of
Kelts Dlax. appointed speclsl Mexi-
can ambassador to Japan would meet
tienersl Trevlno in I Angele. CjaL It
was rumored to discus the advisability
of co-operating to aenurr the sld of the
clsptlflco element Is Mexico for Oeneral
Trevlno's alleged aaplratlona
ORKKliO II AN il o
Ju t'abral Saeeeeda t (eaad of
State Tro at Uaayasa.
Bt Tkr I . i. I Prru
Noguli. Aria. July l Oeneral Ob-
regon. the Constitutionalist leader suf-
fering from the effects of s recent sua.
stroke was reported todsy to be on th
way to Nogahtx. Honor for medical
treatment. It was said b was sue
ceased In th Ouaymaa campaign by
Juan t'abral and that more aggreaalva
operation against th federals ther
might he expected
KtlHKST Hill It vi. I M.
electrical star. Set Timber ea Kir la
By '(. aprc.ol 0rraeaaVsl
Ulobe. Aria July It -Peres fires
sre raging in the Pinal mountain io-ar
Qlube s nxuli of th most sever
el trust storm of the season which
broke over this district Isle Thuridsy
Ths fire was flrat discovered Ifi
Ill.O.e ahnrllv l.el.i.- m 11 I u I I -A mi.
tempts wr mad at once to eommunl.
with Toresl Rangr F K Taylor.
f th Pinal atstlos In lb
xe hlsh w ind hsd wreoked
id tlgraph wlrea In all dl
l Tailor li
.i.. ef I hi
gat II undei
KtsTrtM axil v tt s.
Milk Tralaaxea teal
ud .el .
i restore rail-
'.. I . .inductor
nud lb true
ass rested on
d old. lien
ELPASQ DID DUTY
MK DMKNTH CARRIED IN THIH
OVTV HFt. AH1H.KK8 or
RK8T OF TKXAH.
STATE RETURNS SHOW DEFEAT
fiovrmor Itat-Hneid to D bonis it-
salts of Vraterttay's Klerlion Hut
He Ha Written Sotne I ...iter-.
By Tlmea Special Correspondent.
Dallas. Texas. July 1. Re-
turns to the Dallas News tonight
Indicate that all three constltu-
tlonal amendments are defeated v
The returns from the seventeen
precinc s in (he nfty of Kl Paso show
that a very light vote was cast yester.
day st the election on the three pro-
posed amendments to the constitution
of the state of Texas. The final fig-
ures show however Ihst nearly all
those who did vote cast their baloltx
for the adoption of the amendments
those against being in negligible num-
ber. A totsl of 1.S40 votes wsrs
For the first sniendment. which al-
lows th governor to designate Judgss
when hey sre not engaged in their
district to go to other districts where
business exceed the capacity of the
courts there were 1.1(1 votes cast
lor the measure and 27 against It.
On the second amendmsnt. provid-
ing for th abolition of the fee system
and fixing salaries for all public of
fleers th'-re were lJ70 vote cast for
and tli against It.
The third amendment providing
thai the legislsture shall bs allowed
to Issue bonda for the erection and
maintenance of buildings for stats In-
stitution hsd I. lit volea cast for It
snd II against It.
The vote In each precinct In the city
for each mi tli threes a mend nienta Is
Precinct 1. Ameatdment No. I 71
for. none against. No. I 71 for. none
gatnat. No. S 71 for none ae-lnt
Precinct I. Mo. 1 It! fcr nine
again!. No t ill for. none against.
No. i. Ml tnr. none sgalnst.
Precinct t No 1 t& for I against
No. I. t for 4 against No. 1 tt
for 4 again
Precinct 4 N. I. t for none
l w IV W
i a rk. i ii.j ".
Washington. July' It i Forecast i -
Ibis to reach I w e r evert J " " e.u--
x i I peWsUrVvwSTeaes fl ' '
ll o.i the for I AssXTtor3 1
IVvOj 1 4. ...
I Vr-tSssV "ay. Mn.id.y
I mmmmm KM J P'-babljr I . I r
U-T-fU-t Arisoux a I
ate U i I . r IHUXICII !
I loirsl tffflSS r
.... . i S weather hurau.
I sOtrntTIHf July it. a
' " J lllgkest 1st
sxuaiars Issi It boars tg; lowest lea.-
rrtre. Uat boxir. ST relafll. Uxl
n bum) it ii. i sxnaw. t a. a. a
1 ai xi x t 4 x J. deed ad tairi
charoo de niturun modo.
against. No. S! 43 for 1 against
1 41 for 1 against.
Precinct 5. No. 1 71 for. 1 against.
No. 2 71 for. 1 against. No. 3 72 for
Precinct . No. 1 ss for 1 against.
No. I 70 for 11 ugalnat. No. 1 91
for 1 against.
Precinct 7 Nu. 1 10 for 1 against.
No. I. it for 1 against. No. t. 11
for. 3 against.
Precinct I. No. t in. for 1
against. No. 2 14 for 1 against. No.
3 14( for 1 against.
Precinct t. No. 1 64 for non
against. No. 1 SI for 1 against. No.
3. St for none against.
Precinct JeWNo. 1 It for I
ngsinst. No 2 A for. 2 against. No.
3. 2t for. 2 against.
Precinct 11. No. 1 "t for 2
against. No. 1 72 for. t against. No.
3 78 for. 2 against.
Prsclnct It. No. It for 4
against. No. 1 tt for S against. No.
3 for 1 against.
Prsclnct II No. I. 4 7 for 3 against.
No. 2 47 for. 3 against. No. 3 41
for. 2 against.
Precinct 14. No. 1 It for none
Hgalnat. No. 1 14 fur. I ugalnat No
S 0 for none sgalnst.
Precinct It. No. I lit for I
against. No. 2. Ill for. 3 against. No.
2 111 for. 2 ugainst.
Precinct It. No. 1 131 for
against No. 2 132 for 1 against
I 133 for 1 against.
Precinct 17. --No. I IS for' 1
against. No. 2 21 for. none again!.
No. 3 31 for. none against.
Precinct II. In Lincoln ark cast
three votes for each amendment. '.
S. Devore was presiding Judge and as
no clerk showed up to help him he
phoned In to County Clerk Pl'man for
Instructions snd was told lo swear
hlmaelf In anil go aheud with ths
counting which h did.
In Kl Paso i ..nun
Iteturna from the outlying preclm ts
In El Paso county were slow com-
ing In last night but unofficial ad-
i.e. indicated that sll the amendment-had
carried the county by hand-
some majorities The precincts re-
Clint - Amendment No. I 4 for.
4 agslnat No. 2 Same results. No.
I t for. t against. No 4 2 for. f
agutnt. only t votes cast.
Kahen Precinct No. 24 ror
ail (hie- amendments 17 artltd in th
affirmative Judgee II Ii Camp
and C. F While.
In ll.lor (ounl).
' .... .... ! Csen asasati si
ob-sss. Tex. July It. fiseultS of
today's election In Bclor counly are:
For general bonds. 10. sgalnst 12.
For Improvement bonds. It: against
Judlclsrv amendment It for; it
sgslnst. official salaries sniendment.
10 for; SI sgalnst
i o i llrfuera to Talk.
AuHn. Tex . July it - Governor
Coi'iulll refused lo msk any state-
menl tonight relative to lh defsa!
.f Ibe conslliullonsl smendmenl
v her. oaked m I hi Intvnl
Ihe vote h iwed a large majority .if
: volts against ths Load issue lh
governor staled Ihst h had nothing
It la known however. Ihai on July
It. (lovrnor Coiulll wrote Isllers lo
forty -seven members of the Texas
ieglliur klng for their auooort
for a ceitain mrxiurr ahould the
be against Las sniaadaiem and
th sain time propitious for ths In
troductlon of a bill that would au-
thorise th tasuani uf firxi mortgage
1 on Ibe property uf the I III
vrrslty uf Tegs
la lTsiila.li 4 agly.
Marts Tax.. July It -Prssldlo
oously oast Ihe follow lug vole oa
me ud man tx Judicial Per. It
agalnM. II Salaries For. v against
II. L'alverstiy beads Fsr 44.
SKNATK IHN CHMON OK I NDKH-WOOD-SIMMONS
THIrV Hit I
;ktn t'NDICR WAT.
CUMMINS ASSAILS DEMOCRATS
IOWA PRHtRKSHlVK SKM.VPOR
SAYS MKA8URK WILL DFFKAT
DHMOt ItATIt PARTY
SEN. SIMMONS OEFENOS THE NEW LAW
Point Out the Many Benefit TlMt
Will Aii-ruc to the Farmer no I
By Thr 4 ..... .i lr I Pre
Washington July it.--Debate on the
tariff In the senate began In earnest
today with Chairman Simmon of the
finance rominltiee proclaiming the new
bill as satlfactory In the demand for
downward revision and Senator Cum-
min apeaktng from a ProgresslTe-Re-puhllrnn
standpoint predicting that It
would carry the Democratic party to
Asatl neaseeratle Party.
Senator Cummin artd that th
Democratlo party had treated the far-
mer a an outlaw and vigorously as-
aalled President Wilson for his partlel-
pstlon In framing the bill That he
characterised as sbuse at power that
had been "corclve."
Senator Simmons recounted the farm
producta the measure woukl place on
the free list such a wheat flour cat-
tle sheep swine sagar wool egg and
potatoes and said:
"Evsry man whatever his occupstlon
win be s beneficiary In some direction
to a greater or less degree of this gen-
eral ytm of reduction. In this re-
spect the farmer ha been shown spe-
cial consideration. Practically every-
thing he buys hss been put on the free
list or the duties have bsen greatly re-
I rater' apeelal Benefit.
For hi special benefit cotton bag-
ging and ties and the material out of
which sacks for grain wool fertiliser
etc. ar made wlr for fanclng and ba
Ing purposes snd thullsr articles of
farm consumption have been put on the
fie- Hat. For hla tpeclal benefit plow.
hovel hoes raknx. mnwera reaper
planter and agricultural Implement of
every description have been put na the
free nu He will be In s Urge degree
bensflelsry of free lining of build
Kaiaterlala of various kind malar.
I Bisd for building roads: hoot and
mm. harness and saddles wagons
U. sewing machine and other like
"Me will share i MB I benefit from
the reduction In uagr and It ultimate
abolition of duty and he will ahsra the
benefit of thla hill In reducing the
duties on wesrlng apparel rookery and
Senstor Simmons deelsred th free
llat under th Paync.Atdrlch hill was In
the Interest of the protected manufac-
turers Payae-tidrleh law.
"I'ndar the Payne Aldrich law mora
than half of all Impoi tanon to this
country are on the free list More than
eighty per cent of these free Imports
srs the matertsla or aeml-malrrlal of
"I'nduubtedly Iherr will be Increased
Importstlona under thla bill" Senator
Mlmmona declared "That was Intend!
nnd provided for In Ibe reducllona in
rat in makes. You csnnot revise the
(stiff mi a to give relief from present
tariff i . .i-i.i excepi by enlarging op-
portunities for importations I'ndoubt-
edly sn the other hsnd there will b
laorsased exportation under thla bill.
That wa also Intended by Its frsmer
ml Is provided for In such wayx aa wa
found )... Sili iul practical
I afsae Maw MateelaU.
"Tn ihl end. It untaxes th thing
the farmer employs In making the pro-
ducts h sells abroad. It untaxea the
raw malarial of th manufacturer. I!
lergaly untaxa lh material ud in
Mi. conelructlon of his pleat and III
machinery needed for Ita equlpmenl lo
enable Ihem lo meel lblr foreign com i
palltor on more advsnlageous lerm.
I not only a! home bul abroad
"la short. II seek In such ways as
sr open lo albllli upon hroader
hails that spirit of comlo un which in
lernallonal good will reals lo remove J
hsmparlng restriction id broadsn lh
bail of International trade and aabl
lh American pioduier lo tk advent- j
ag la gratr mar than ha bn I
polbl uadar xlatlng tariff condition
of our great national opportunity I
places of the world"
tK (IIIIVI KT
T Bee Part uf HI- Job sad
a Keer r
HyTlx txeoctslrd J'rrxx
Washinglon July It T ai
west to aee a part of in Job ai
of th people I am In work foi
Secretary len u atat 'd I
gnerll. of trip on which k
will leav Waahlnglon lomoirow sf-
teinoun. to he xluinl a month ui mote
Thu far k ha planned Ma trip unly I
into Wyoming and M.iitaa but wl
; determine after reaching Monian
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iibioct uf Ik Jour
I hen Ix s sr.
nest water us rs un various reclan
FAST Titlll'l ! lo. V I
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'f Ihe fast-
i hex Been
Laps ai a
PLANS ANVOIXFII rOR KXTV.JI.
HKV IMPROVEMENT AND Ret.
IM'tTlON IN RATES.
POSTMASTER BEN. BURLESON
ol M I s THK ( HANtiK IN THK
hKHVIt K THAT WILL OCi:i R
OJt AlTOl'ST IS
MUIUM WEIGHT WILL BE 20 POUNDS
There Will Re a Material Itcrinctiotx
In the Kate Within First and
By Thi I .... ...i- 1 Prtty
Wsshlnston July it Plan for the
extension improvement ami reduction
In rate of h parcel poat were n-
nounced today by Postmaster General
kurleann. The change which are to
beoome sffoclln A igust is; include
sn Increase from eleven pounds to
twenty pounds In the maximum weight
of parcel-; material reduction Is
i he postage rates In re first ind see.
.rd gone and the abandonment of
the parcel post map as a means of
computing rates snd the substitution
lor It of n rate chart Individualised to
every postofflce In I he United States.
Ths pinna contemplate the purchase
of n large number n automobl'.at to
Isj used exclusively for the delivery of
liiri.il post matter.
While lor the .r- the maxi-
mum w. ght limit of twenty pounds
and the reduction in rates will apply
only to the first and second zones
from any given potofflce a distance
of about one hundred and fifty miles
the ch.insas directed today constl-
tuts the flrat long step towards a
universal extension of the system and
a general reduction In the rates of
postage on parcel matter.
"It Is my expectation and belief"
said Postmaster Oeneral Burleson
"that eventually and It may be fif-
teen or twenty years--the postal serv-
ice will handle practically all of ths
small parkxge transportation business
In the I'nlted State. The maximum
weight limit extended now irt m
eleven lo twenty pounds. I expect to
see Increased on hundred pounds.
and experience may ilrmonmr.'ta the
! practlcslillt of handling the parcel
hiixmess on even lower rates than we
now propose. J appreciate fully the
sentiment for an Increase ihe
weight limit and n reduction in me
to all (ones but It la i i or aa.
In a sense to feel our way. For thru
reason we hsve made the changes
proposed apply only to Ihe flr.il rod
Mr. Rurlesnn announced the
changes aa follows:
"The first xone shall Include the ter-
ritory within the local delivery of any
office and Ihe first xone rate uf Host
age willaapply to all parcel post mail
deposited at any office for local de-
livery or lor delivery by city arrisr
or on rural routes emanating non
that postofflce. .
"The ...... mi xones Include the re-t
nmlnder of now what Is the first sons
with Ihe present second xone and In-
clude all the units of area located In
wh.il. or In pun within a radius of ap-
proximately ISO mllea from any given
"The rale of postage or parcels
weighing In excess of four ounces In
ihe proposed first xone will tot re.
iuoed from five cents for the first
pound snd one cent for each additional
pound or fraction thereof to five
centa for the flrts pound and one cant
for each additional two pounds or
fraction thereof and ihe rats for ths
second son will be reduced from five
cents for the first pound and three
cents for each additional pound or six
cents for the first pound and four
cent for each additional pound or
fraction thereof to five cent for the
first pound and one cent for each ad-
ditional pound or fraction 'thereof.
'"Hie maximum weight of parcel
post packages will be Increassd from
eleven pounds lo twenty pounds the
Incresse of weight to apply only to
Ihe first and second Bones. No change
has been made In the else or form of
I the package."
Stalletlc. collected by ths depart -i
ment show that quite one-third of ihe
total number of parrels mailed are
' bandied within the proposed first and
ond xone. and Ihe postmaster gsn-
er I believes that the Increased weight
limit and the reduction In rates of
i postage in ths flrat sad second sones
as proposed will benefit greatly mors
than one-third of the public and that
i the producers the consumer snd th
x ... I ham will profit mate)!
' by the changes. He points out. toe
thai the farmer who were led to sn
I tlcipste much benefit from ths parcel
post service will b sff'
New Rale NImyI
The rats aheM which Is to ha used
sa a substitute for Ihe parrel pes
nap. will be prsparsdj ss sous as prec-
ii. ble and attached to the parcel post
I post xysl
I of ths
xnd show a substantial au
hs snd of the current fls
rtf iMWHlei rTTH
Athaas. July It-- pe
Orea aad Tswltsi Is i
eluded formally Tb. II
uoixatiarics stasxed from
ter vjuasiaatiuuats Is s
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El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 33RD YEAR, Ed. 1, Sunday, July 20, 1913, newspaper, July 20, 1913; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth196434/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at El Paso.