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About Intermountain tribune and Linn County agriculturalist. (Sweet Home, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1914 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1913)
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MAIL ORDER HOUSES
There are a number of families in
Sweet Home and vicinity, who are,
occasional, patrons of mail order
Now in all candor, the Tribune
believes that in so doing, you are
making a serious mistake, both
against yourself and your neighbor.
In the first place, every dollar you
send to the mail order house, espec
ially if it be to Portland or Chicago,
takes a dollar out of circulation in
the Sweet Home country.
Next, none of these mail order
• houses you patronize pay a cent of
taxes in Linn county. They do not
help keep up roads, schools nor
churches. If anybody in this locality
is unfortunate and needs assistance,
these people never contribute a
dollar. If some public convenience
which has to be created by public
donatipn, the mail order house is
never a contributor.
Then, you are not treating your
home merchant fairly, by thus send
ing your cash away to another state.
True, they cannot keep all the goods
you require, because they do not
have demand for them. Our home
merchants will keep all the goods
required, if they can sell them.
Again, when you have the cash
and order goods from Sears & Roe
buck, you are cheeky to ask your
home merchant to credit you when
your cash is gone.
As a matter of fact, the better
trade our home merchants get, the
better and more extensive stock of
goods they can handle and the bet
ter price they can pay for your
We take it for granted that eyery
man and woman in Sweet Home and
vicinity, dosire that Sweet Home
shalb grow and become a better
market for your butter, eggs, gar
den truck, etc. It never will be un
less one and all concentrate their
efforts to build up trade in our
Of course mail order houses can
and will sell a few cents cheaper
than the home merchants. They
can well, afford to. They require
the cash strictly in advance and you
have to take the goods they send
you, be they good, bad or indiffer
ent. They have no bad accounts,
pay no money for charity, roads,
schools or churches, except in their
own towns. Besides, they do such
an immense amount of business that
they can afford to sell on a closer
If it pays you to buy from the
mail order house, it will pay your
neighbor to do the same and if
everybody should follow your exam-
ple, the home merchant would be
forced to close his doors. Then you
would be compelled to ship your
own produce and buy all your
family supplies from the same
source. Of course, this would com
pel you to have the cash when you
order the goods and this is not al
ways convenient. Figure it out
anyway you can and the' patron of
the mail order house is an enemy to
his home community. He is doing
something which blocks progress in
all lines of business, holds down the
price of his land and detracts from
the building up 'of schools and
Think about these matters neigh
bor! Of course the cheap prices
offered by the mail order house, is
tempting. You may think your
purchase is small and of no conse
quence. But, suppose' all of your
neighbors do likewise. Cannot you
see what will be the logical result?
Patronize home farmers, mechan
ics and merchants, should be the
motto of every citizen in every
community, Do not, for the sake
of saving a few cents, do otherwise.
If you do, you are simply working
against your own interest, in the
the Interstate Commerce Commission
has lead the railroad managers into
the belief that the Commerce Com
mission wants practically to run the
land transportation lines, as evi
denced by regulations provided for
the parcel post, and the fixing of
express and railread rates, as well
as the investigations of wrecks.
The complaining railroad companies
are telling Washington that the
methods of the Commerce Com
mission point entirely to eventual
One of the new inventions that
came along just ahead of the auto
mobile and the moving picture and
a few other common necessities of
the time, was the cigarette. From
government statistics it appears
that over fourteen billion cigarettes
were consumed in the United States
during the last fiscal year. The
HAPPY NEW YEAR
revenue tax on cigarettes is con
siderably over a million dollars a
It is not necessary to say that the
year. By the same figures it ap
Tribune wishes its readers a happy
pears that the use of whiskey in
and prosperous New Year, to ex
the United States has doubled in
tend throughout the year.
the last fifteen years.
While the past year ' has been
fairly prosperous to most people of
No New 50 Cent Coins
Sweet Home, the year just ahead
promises to be more so than the
More than $5,000,000 worth of
past, if the weather should be
bright new gold and silver pieces of
1913 mintage has been distributed
We have fairly good prospects
by the treasury department this
for railway connection during the
month to the banks throughout the
year. If these prospects prove true
and materialize early in the year,
But there is one 1913 coin which
we will have no cause to complain
no one will receive. It is the 50
of business during the year.
cent piece. None were minted this
We have promise that a bank will
year because the supply on hand
be established in our town early in
was sufficient to take care of all calls
the coming season. We feel sure
for that denomination. In this con
that this promise will be realized.
nection attention was called by
Conditions are now such that one
treasury officials to the fact that
or more saloons (we are told two)
the 50 cent piece is losing in popu
are to be established in town. One
larity and for the same reason as
application is now in the hands of
the $2 bill, namely, because of the
•the city council. With two saloons,
ease with which erroT in change is
the city treasury will have, includ
made, as compared with the quarter
ing the city tax, near $3000. At
or the $1 bill. It is believed that
least $2500 of this amount can be
in time the 5Q cent piece may go
used for street improvement. This
out altogether, as did two and three
sum should place our main street in
cent pieces and $3 gold coins.
a fairly good condition.
We are soon to have* electric
Christmas Day Quiet
lights. The poles from Foster to
this city are now up and ready for
the wires. The generating plant 'Christmas day in Sweet Home
has been on the road from the east was a very quiet proposition. In
for nearly one month and should be fact there is usually much more
here any day. It will take but a travel on Sunday than occured on
short time to install the plant, string that day.
A public Christmas tree at the
the wires, etc. It is hoped every
body will give the plant the patron Lower church on Christmas eve and
age it deserves. With the building and a dance at the hall seemed to
of the railroad, a large sawmill furnish about the only cause for
plant will be almost a necessity. In travel for the two days.
While it is reported that there
such case, it is more than probable
that the plant will be located at or was plenty of booze in town, so far
as the Tribune could learn, there
neav Sweet Home.
An adequate Water system is an was no disorder.
However the Christmas spirit was
obsolute necessity for Sweet Home.
and everybody presented a
It is hoped that the new city council
will take this matter up at once and happy countenance and, presumably,
before the year is out, supply the they had a good time, i
Another matter the new council
should take up at once, is the build
ing of a better and more uniform
system of side and cross walks.
Those we now have are a detriment
to the progress of our town.
So there is nothing discouraging
in the outlook for Sweet Home. If
every citizen will think progress and
talk progress, and work together
for progress, there is no reason why
the year 1914 should not be the
most prosperous in the history of
Sweet Home. By pulling together,
we can bring much of it about. Let
us stop all contentions for selfish
interests and work together for the
general good of all.
The Tribune extends New Years
greetings with the hope that all our
people will work with a . greater
harmony during the coming year
than in the past. We can accom
plish results, if we work in harmony
but nothing by oppo sing eachother
Already the railroads are shaking
in their boots, since the attitude of
The greatest distance- at which an
iceberg can be observed in clear weath
er by day is eighteen miles. The av
erage berg on an ordinary clear day
¿an be sighted from thirteen to sixteen
miles from the ship: on a cloudy day
from eleven to fourteen miles. In a
slight fog bergs can be sighted at two
miles; in a dense fog at 200 yards, tn
bright moonlight they can be seen at
two and one-half miles with the naked
eye; In starlight at one mile, and at
two miles distance with glasses. On a
night overcast and dark, bnt with the
horizon visible, bergs can be seen at a
distance of one-half mile with
Mortgage Loans Negotiated
Mortgage Leans Negotiated
N. M. NEWPORT
'Attorney at Law
I have 30 suits of boys and
clothing, retail price $7 to
per suit. To close them
these suits will be sold at
ONE-HALF THE ABOVE PRICES
Now is the time to fit your boy
out with school suits
We also carry a complete line oi
General Merchandise, Groceries,
If you will come in and see me,
we will do business.
J. M. COWDREY
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S. C. STEWART President
W. M. BROWN, Vice Pres.
J. M. STEWART Vice Pres.
. CLARENCE INGRAM Cash.
T. D. O’BRIEN,. Assistant Cashier
fhe Lebanon National Bank
We do a general banking business
We pay interest on time deposits
We have safety deposit boxes to rent
We want your business and will
treat you in a manner to deserve it.
Notice of Hearing of Foal Account *
B. H. CHESS
Office en Main St..
Slaughter in Boys Suits
Notice is hereby given that the final account of
Oliver McClure as Executor and of Nora Coleman
as Executrix respectively of the last will and
testament and of the estate of Andrew J. McClure
deceased, has been filed in the County Court of
Linn County, State of Oregon, and. that the 19th
day of January, 1914, at the hour of 10 o’clock a.
m. has been duly appointed by said Court for the
hearing of objection^ to said final account and the
settlement thereof, at which time' any person
interested in said estate may appear and file
objections .thereto in writing and contest the
Dated December 18,1913.
Oliver McClure, Executor and Nora. Coleman.
Executrix of the above named estate.
Amor A. Tussing,
Attv. for Exr. and Exrx.
Dr. A. A. BURRIS
Deseases successfully treated with
out'the ùse'óf drugs or surgery by
the Natural Methods of Healing.
Chronic diseases a specialty.
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First door east of Turners store.
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