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THE OAKLEY HERALD
VOL 15
OAKLEY, CASSIA COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY,
MARCH 10, 1911.
NUMBER 8
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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."
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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
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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
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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.
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Let Us Have a Parcels Post
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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.
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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
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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)
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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 «
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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.
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an ex
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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.
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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
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The Old Rehab
THE OAKL
Drug Co.
Milner
Milner, Idaho
When in Milner make it a point
to call on us.
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We carry a
complete line of
Drugs, Candies, Toilets, Etc.
Sarah E. Lynch
Hotel Grinnell
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Milner, Idaho
Janies Tada, Prop.
Milner, Idaho.
BOARD AND LODGING
Good Meals and Comfort
able Room«
Meals at all Hours
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and Courte
Good Service
ous Attention
Good Home Cooking
Meals at all hoar^
RATKS REASONABLE
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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.

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