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THE OAKLEY HERALD
VOL 15 OAKLEY, CASSIA COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1911. NUMBER 8 I Just Received n I I ! : ; ! I i ! ! A Complete Line of Plows, Harrows, Drills, Farm Trucks, Wagons and Buggies. If you want to save money, call and get our prices before buying elsewhere. They say, "You Can't Better the Best." 1 We Sell The Best ! PEOPLE'S UNION, LTD. : Oakley, Idaho. ,tAUL.il* 11 ii .tA Uii.tAlA.iAlA Weeter Lumber Co., Ltd. OF OAKLEY Yard* at the Following Towns Hagerman Hansen Filer Milner Murtaugh Tv in Falls Pocatello Blackfoot Gooding Burley Kimberly Buhl American Falls McCammon Shoshone Wendell Richfield Jerome To Everybody Who is in Need of Any Kind -of Building Materials: We are not intending to put a yard in - your town, for we already have one of the best equipped yards iu Cassia Coun ty. Don't forget that your money fluys as much here as any place else. À look over our stock will convince you of its superiority. Yours for a business year. Weeter Lumber Co. Oakley, Ida. Telephone 6 (UÉlmûilM.- maid JoAfd* Jthat cu IftU IcMilA . ekaix XlMvu I OrnJL S' d&f-. ft V ■V ft. I - 7 CM A * v //; SS»?. ■ kx 'V UJk-X3^r..6-~ < 1 * i&hat id home without a moViid ehaik vthe\e you ean dheteh oat and hedt without madding up thingd? they a\e adjadtaHe to all poditiond and djudtalle to all pulded. they a\e heie in a variety oß leautijul t^Um^ mingd. eady to \edt in and eady to M fa jfou ean ifet one out oß you\ join money at t&id lif dto\e witA the little jo\ieed. The D. P, Thomas Furniture Co., Oakley. 5 a oa\ little at a time jolan. on eome and dee them. Let Us Have a Parcels Post *' IN FOUR PARTS—PART 3 tHampton's M.irariael PART PLAYED 11Y THE EXPRESS COMPANIES The proof of the pudding ii in the eating. Every enlightened country except the United States has a parcels po«t. No country I would think of abandoning it, I any more than it would think of disestablishing its letter postal service. In the experience of all the world the argument about injuring the country town is sweepingly and completely retu ! ted. The small town would gain : vastly more than the large town ; bv this tremendous increase ana improvement of its transporta ! tiou facilities. The whole public would benefit, for precisely the I same reason that it benefits by having fast steamships instead of sailing vessels, limited passen ger trains instead of stage coaches, two-cent letter postage instead of five-cent. The people who oppose the parcels post are the innocent and unwitting dupes of the ex press monoply. This is the one point in the parcels post argu ment that cannot be too con stantly emphasized. When the dupes are brought to understand their true interests,Congress will not dare stand for a single ses sion as the protector of express graft. 1 graft. Small wonder that the express companies are fighting with every resource against the par cels post. They constitute one of the greatest groups of fina p -, cia I pi »wet tu ÜRC'Matra-VflM* are united ûtWÊÊk | companies in the ted States' "Express UomSBj was shown by the report oftne Public Service Commission of New York, issued in 1908, to be capitalized at $10,000.000. Of this the Adams Express Com pany owned nearly $ 1 , 000 , 000 , the American Express Company exactly $ 1 , 000 , 000 , and the Southern Express Company $70,000. How tremendously profitable the business of the United States Express Company has been is shown by the fact that whereas the company claimed an investment of only $2,042,000 in real estate and equipment, it had $7,464,000 in investments, $895,000 in cash holdings, and $ 1 , 000,000 in col lateral and other loans! That is to say, while this company had lictic more than $ 2 , 000,000 invested in its transportation business, it had more than $ 10 , 000,000 representing surplus and undivided profits in general investments ! It has * c.'umulated such vast profits because it has been for many years charging uncon scionable and scandalous rates i for its service ! ! The Adams Express Company is shown by the current number ! of Moody's Manual to have $12,000,000 capital. After pay ing large regular dividends and numerous extra dividends for many years, the company in 1907 found itself with such a tremendous surplus that it act ually paid a special dividend of 200 per cent in 4-per cent bonds! Every holder of a one-hundred dollar share of stock was pre sented with two hundred dol lars' worth of 4 per cent bonds ! The present, of course, represen ted in part the excessive charges which the company had been permitted to collect from the public. But the most startling statis tics of express accumulations are the financial statements of Wells Fargo & Company. For many years this company's capital stock was $8,000,000. Its most recent statement, as published in Moody's Manual, listed these aâsets: Real property. $41,000, 000 ; equipment used in trans portation, $2,044,000; stocks owned as investment, $3,211, 000 ; bonds owned as invest meet, $3,750,000; loans, $17, 165,000; cash on hand and in the bank, $5,459,000. Such were the accumulations of this company whos« own statement admitted that the equipment actually used in its transportation business repre sented only $2,o44,ooo. The A , company has always paid large dividends. Its star performance in'this line was the payment, early in 191o, of a cash divi dend of 3oo per cent. Every holder ol a oriC-hundred-dollar share of stock was given three hundred dollars cash ! This was not all. The stock of the company was worth in the market exceedingly high prices. In addition to giving this 3oo per cent cash dividend, the company increased its stock from $ 8 , 000,000 to $24,ooo, ooo, and gave the holders of the original $ 8 , 000,000 the right to subscribe at par for two shares of the new issue for each share of their previous holding. (Continued Next Week) -, , ! Form the Good Habit People who succeed in saving money do so by first forming the good habit of saving. It is easy to form a habit. It is more than easy to form the habit ol spend ing but to save requires deter mined cultivation,but when well rooted it grows fast. Our bank will help you start the saving habit and assist you tocultivate it. Our purposes to make this bank a material benefit to the community in general and its patrons in particular. It would be a pleasure to have your name on our books. We invite you to start a checking account with us. The advantages we offer will be a convenience and benefit to you. A growing bank ac count has a real and tangible Rvalue over and above t h « PSäääM i*?,; in tor. opportunity. You can start an account with us with one dollar or more. Our service is yours to command. We pay 4 per cent on savings deposits and compound the in terest quarterly. Farmers Commercial & Sav ing Bank. Oakley Idaho. New Use for Telephones The widespread and general use of the telephone in connection with the forwarding and also the delivery of telegrams has im pressed the Western Union Tele graph company with tilt sity for a more extended and valuable service to the public, which is now granted, sons who may properly Bell subscriber's telephone may forward telegrams to neees All ptr use a an open Western Union office at all hours of u,e day or night, but immedi ately upon the closing of the tel egraph office in a community, whether at night or on Sundays or holidays, an arrangement is made by which those who wish to send telegrams may connection without any delay with a distant Western Union office to which the telegra may be telephoned and no charge will be made for the of the telephone circuit in for warding such telegrams. The procedure is a very simple one. A subscriber secures ' cen tral" i n the usual way and states that he or she has a tel egram to send. The central offi ce makes the connection immedi ately with a distant Western Union office which never closes and the subscriber thereupon tel ephones the telegram to pert receiving operator. The Western Union will deliver bv telephone all telegrams may be destined to subscribers of Bell telephones in communities where the local Western Union office may be closed. The farm ing and outlying communities Bell telephone subscribers are given the privilege of forward ing direct to a Western Union office. secure ms use an ex which Do you know that of all the minor ail ment* colds are by far the most danger ou*? It i* n-t the cold itself that you need to fear, but the serious diseases that it often lead* to. Most of these are known as germ diseases. Pneumonia and consumption are among them. Why not take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and cure your cold while you can? For ale by Oakley Pharmacy. Last September We quoted the following prices, to hold good until further notice: Tomatoes.Corn, Peas aud Beans, 10c 20c per can; Sardine«. 5o and 10c per can: Sego Milk, 5c and 10c per can; Kiugsford's Corn, and Silver Gloss, Starch, at 10c per package; Kellogg's Corn Flakes, 10c per package; Walter Baker's Chocolate, 20c. per cake. These prices have not been withdrawn. Please remember that undersold, quality considered, and that your children can do just as well as you can. per can; Oysters, 10c and we are never lfrnce'6. THE WIND CANNOT BLÖVOIT JXMùiïl j®? NEITHER s < 5 ° ■/ iC fei m 'V. 0*2 i IF IT 15^ " SAFE IN ^.THE BANK. •i m// À ir* When you have earned your money don't, lei it slip away from you ; ten here, twenty there, a hundred somewhere else, soon make a thousand dollars. We offer you our bank as a sate place in which to de to take care of those^aMB *1 twu The Old Rehab THE OAKL Drug Co. Milner Milner, Idaho When in Milner make it a point to call on us. m We carry a complete line of Drugs, Candies, Toilets, Etc. Sarah E. Lynch Hotel Grinnell ï Milner, Idaho Janies Tada, Prop. Milner, Idaho. BOARD AND LODGING Good Meals and Comfort able Room« Meals at all Hours Y and Courte Good Service ous Attention Good Home Cooking Meals at all hoar^ RATKS REASONABLE (C. WE DEAL IN QUALITY! If you want good goods at right prices, trade with us. We handle a complete line of sta ple Groceries, Hardware, American Fence, Stoves, Ranges, Etc Longenberger & Belmont Co. Milner, Idaho.