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FALLS CITY NEWS
UNCLE S A M ’ S LOSS
CHARGED TO CLERK
P O O R LY P A ID E M P L O Y ! IS FO R C E D
TO G IV E S 2 0 0 .
Oovornmont Chnrgas Woman in Post*
office for Money Tahen by
I f an employer who is worth
so many millions thal he can’ t
count them should saddle his trif-
ling losses on u meagerly paid
clerk in his employ it certainly
would be recognized as an ex
treme example o f parsimony.
Y et that is just the kind o f an
employe that Uncle Sam seems
Miss Julia Copperthwaite. pos
tal money order clerk at Station
K. from whose desk some uniden
tified sneak thief snatched $200
a week ago, being the money o f
u customer o f the office who was
buying a money order, has been
compelled to make up the loss
It is the theory o f the postal
officers that the Government can
not be robbed; that such things
are mistakes that may be charg
ed to employes, and stolen sums
are to be made good.
The theft is described by Post
master Myers as an “ error.”
The “ error” is declared to be
that o f the clerk who handled
the transaction, and the $200 has
been paid to the Government by
clerks in the postal service here
gallantly came to the assistance
o f Miss Copperthwaite and con
tributed a part o f the $200 that
Postmaster Myers said the
clerk made an error in not being
more careful o f the money, which
was pushed through the wicket
to her in 10 *20 gold pieces.—
COLD KILLS RANGE CATTLE
Ranohera Abandon Hopo for Stock
Snowbound in Eagle Valley.
Baker. Or., Jan. 29.— Cattle in
the interior are suffering from
the cold, and several deaths have
been reported. W. H. Officer.
Izee, Grant County, lost several
calves and others were badly
frozen in the ears and noses. In
the vicinity o f Ironsides, Malheur
County, several cattle also are
reported lost, while the ranges
near Durkee have suffered.
In other parts o f Grant and
Malheur counties the snow is so
deep that roads have been aban
doned and travelers are compell
ed to go through the fields. Sev
eral cattle are reported snow
bound in Eagle Valley, Baker
County, and hope o f saving them
has been given up.
SIXTY-FOUR AND ONE-HALF
INCHES OF SNOW
According to the report o f J.O.
Chamberlain sixty-four and one-
half inches o f snow has fallen
during the month o f January at
Falls City. While it has not
been particularly disagreeable, it
has worked a hardship on farmers
who have been accustomed to,
“ rough” their cattle through the
winter. It is always best to lay
away an ample supply o f hay for
cattle in the event there should
be much cold or bad weather.
FALLS CITY OREGON. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY ß. 19t«
may be ascertained, that, upon
entering college, such studies ms
each is best fitted to pursue, may
be determined upon and | re
It looks like a good scheme, for
it is a sin o f the school to pre
scribe the same course o f study
to all students.
M'iny a man who had be been
rightly instructed in school, or
who, had he never been inside a
schoolhouse, would have made a
great name, has been spoiled tor
life by having been held down to
a course o f study in the schools
which he never could comprehend
whichmade him hate it from the
The candidates and others inter merchants who are giving coupons
first day, and which has kept the
in The News voting contest with every dollar cash purchase:
germ o f what was great in him
have an opiwrtunity of
from ever expanding.
piano which is to be
I f possible the higher schools
Falls City Mercantile Co.
should not only start students in given to the one having the largest
the right channel, but if possible numlier o f votes.
M. L Thompson,
To own a niagnificient $100 up
so fit each one that upon leaving
he would at least know what right piano will be the privilege of
occupation not to try to succeed other contestants in the contest
The nominations made so far
and work is required to win, that’s
Nepoleon’s Marshall Murat was all.
Mrs. Grace Hulbert,
sent to school. The old Padre
Nothing is more talked about in
” Chas. Ryan
who was his teacher after two this community at present than
months fired him out telling him the great prize voting contest in
that he was fit for nothing in the augurated by local merchants and
“ Loleta West,
world except to be a soldier. votes are in great demand.
“ Mattie Ferguson,
Murat’s after life established the
Many people are willing to help
“ Ruth Lewis,
fact that the old Padre was a their friends in this contest, anjj
“ Reta Bowman,
are only awaiting to be asked. The
“ Nata Gilbert,
Men are often educated with first candidate to ask will o f coursf
out regard to the natural bent of get the assistance of their friends. Mrs. Blanch March,
their minds, and then, notunfre- Those who desire to enlarge their Miss Margaret Kimes,
quently we see men who possess count should get out among their
“ Mildred Chapin.
more than one master faculty friends and make their w-ants Mrs. Lloyd Ellis,
and there are often at war with known. *
Mis3 Syble Wilson,
each other. The preacher who
“ Velma Miller,
The prizes offered are surely
went to Texas to save souls was worth the small effort required. Mrs. Emma Elkins.
une o f this order o f men. He Let each contestant show the peo Miss Retta Alderman,
loved horses, bought a blooded ple they have the determination
“ Eva Chappell,
mare and rode her to Texas. He to succeed in anything they under
“ Olive Deal.
held divine worship two Sundays take, and that they are out to win.
" Margaret Dorman,
with only a beggarly dozen peo The list of prizes, rules and regu
“ Ruth Gottfreid,
ple in the old church. On the lations will be found in the large
“ Eva Harris,
third Sunday he gave out the ad.
“ Ruth Montgomery,
The first count in the contest j “ Gladys Murphy,
“ Services on Tuesday evening. will be made Feb. 12th, at which ’ “ Georgeane Mix,
Prayer meeting on Thursday time $10 in gold will be awarded *“ Clara Sampson,
evening. The regular service on to the contestant having the lar
“ Bertha Tice,
next sabbath at 11 a. m.
“ Lueile Tichenor,
gest number o f -votes at that time.
' A t 1 p. m. I will run my mare.
“ Opal Wallace, Black Rock.
The names o f the judges, are:
Iris, in a 600-yard race against all Harry Starr, Ira C. Mehrling and Mrs. Geo. Nichol8,
comers and ride my own horse." E. G. White. Bear in mind the
“ S. G. P r i c e , .................
The next Sunday morning the
church was crowded. The race
came off at 1 p. m. as scheduled
and the preacher’s mare distanc
ed all competitors. Nine hun
dred and forty-seven penitents
joined his church that day.
I f men could get all their fac
ulties to work for good, what a
blessed world this would be!—
Goodwin’ s Weekly.
As a young lady worthy to become a candidate in your
popular Voting Contest, I present this name with the distinct
SERVED THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS
understanding and agreement that the managers o f the paper
will not divulge my name.
John Straub, Dean o f the Uni
This does not obligate me in any way whatever.
versity p f Oregon o f Eugene was
IN BIG CONTEST Change of Business Policy
Ask Eor Coupons at the Stores and Vote Them For
Your Favorite-C andidates Are Hustling and
are Adding M any N ew Subscribers to
the News List and Getting Votes
Nom inating Blank, Popular Voting Contest.
in town Tuesday and delivered a
lecture at the high school audi
torium. Mr- Straub is an inter
esting conversationalist and your
time in listening to him is well
spent. He has been with the
University at Eugene for thirty-
TOOZE FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
There is considerable talk o f
Walter L. Tooze, Jr., being a
candidate for the district attor
ney office. There is no doubt
about W alter being thoroughly
qualified to fill that position and
see no reason why he should not
make the race. We are o f the
opinion that he can be 'induced
to throw his hat into the ring.
THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATION
One of the worst snow storms
A Professor in an eastern c ol-! in many years, if not in the his
lege has, for three years past, tory of the state is raging over
been working to perfect a system the Pacific coast. The damage to
through which the capacity o f Portland, Seattle and other large
students, in different directions, cities reaches into thousands. Tel-
VOTES CLIPPED FROM THE NEWS MUST BE
VOTED BEFORE 8 P. M. SATURDAY, FEB., 12.
egraph and telephonr lines are
badly damaged and in many
places communication entirely cut
off. It is only with great difficulty
that trains are run. In Portland
street car lines are tied up and
trees blown down and sidewalks
blocked. It is said that laborers
are scarce and it is difficult to
clear up the wreckage.
On and after Feb. 15th our business w ill be
conducted alon g the follow in g lines:
We shall endeavor to sell for as nearly cash as is deemed
practicable. Feeling that strictly cash will work somewhat
o f inconvenience we will extend credit to responsible custo
mers for 30 days, after which time account must be paid in
full. I f for any reason you are unable to pay in 30 days it
will be necessary to arrange in the meantime as credit will
be discontinued on all accounts after 40 davs.
In explanation o f the change from long credit various
reasons are herewith given:
First; It is impossible to successfully compete with out
side competion by indiscriminate credit and long time accounts.
Second; It is not right to ask the cash or paid in fitll 30
day customer to pay the same as the six month customer.
Third; Too much cash leaves Falls City, the whys and
wherefore are left to your conjecture.
We believe the change will be mutually beneficial. Upon
the effect o f the new policy our business name will be
Selig’s Cash Price Store,
' ‘Meeting and Beating Competition” .
Heart to Heart Talks About Advertising.
By Roy B. Simpson.
( Copyrighted. )
The best advice that can be given to advertisers is— D O N’T
M ISREPRESENT YO U R GOODS.
You cannot make a repeater of an inferior article—you
cannot become permanently successful in business by flirting
with the truth in your advertisements.
A large manufa:turer o f a household specialty ' learned
this to his s o rro w -a fte r it was too late. He spent $200,000
last year for advertising his device at half the price of other
widely advertised machines used for the same purpose.
The advertisements stated that this machine would do
more and better work than any other, regardless o f price. For
a few months the volume o f business was very great but soon
the sales began to drop in leaps and bounds.
« Investigation showed that disappointed purchasers were
warning their friends against buying this article and competi
tors were proving the falsity o f the advertised claims. The
manufacturer then discontinued his advertising until the pub
lic could forget it, and he is now making good by selling his
goods on their merits.
A well-known Philadelphia hatter advertised “ A $3 hat for
$2. " It was claimed to be a famous make, bought direct from
the manufacturer and sold under the dealer’s own trademark.
I bought one and it was satisfactory until a week’s brushing
disclosed numerous flaws.
These hats were the poorest grade o f seconds, specially
treated to hide the defects. My hat would have been dear at
These two examples illustrate the folly o f untruthful ad
vertising. An inferior article advertised to be something bet
ter than it really IS will not be sold twice to the same custo
mer. It can never be a repeater.
The bargain sale must be a sale o f real bargains. A dver
tising has made the people shrewd, discriminating buyers. A
careful shopper will spot an honest value as readily as the
most capable buyer on the dealer’s staff.
Believable advertising is here to stay. The best evidence
of this is the continuous growth o f the substantial concerns
who do advertise.
Every successful merchant knows that it costs money to
obtain good will and a reputation. The money expended for
advertising must not only sell the article advertised, but must
make the customer come again and again.
( Continued next Saturday. )