March 12, 2014
March 12, 1892. O. Layton, the stage proprietor between Globe, Arizona, and the railroad station at Bowie, declared that "money shipments received only on special contract." Furthermore, when it came to freight, Cochise and Gila County towns paid a graduated rate. Per 100 pounds, packages going to Fort Bowie at Apache Pass cost $2.50; to Safford, 45 miles away, $3; Fort Thomas, at 68 miles, $5, and San Carlos, $7.50 for 100 miles. Globe, at the end of this daily stage route, received its 100-pound packages for $10. Customers must have complained, for 10 days later, Wells Fargo announced that the Layton Stage Company had reduced its rate to Globe to $7. Furthermore, "Between Bowie and Fort Bowie, the rate will be 2.5 cents per pound; the minimum charge being 25 cents."