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About Intermountain tribune and Linn County agriculturalist. (Sweet Home, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1914 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1913)
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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
Just about all the. trouble and ills
which affect the human family, are
traceable to the effort of some one
or more people attempting to obtain
something without returning a
reasonable value therefor.
Every war in either ancient or
modern times has been caused by
the grasping greed of the more
powerful nations, usually against the
weaker ones; or, if a civil war, by
the attempt of one part of the
people to secure undue advantage
over the remaining part. Every
nation which has gone down to ruin
owes its decline to the attempt of
the ruling class to appropriate the
fruits of the laboring classes, giving
nothing or next to nothing in re
All of the great armies and navies
of the world, costing billions of
dollars, are maintained to prevent
nations and factions from taking
something for nothing.
Our jails, reformatories and peni
tentiaries, costing millions upon mil
lions of dollars, are peopled with
men and women because of their
endeavors to take something from
their fellows without giving an
adequate return therefor.
The merchant and trades people
of all kinds, while they are justly
entitled to a reasonable profit on
the sale of goods or products, if
they misrepresent the quality of
their goods and wares, are guilty
of taking something for nothing.
The farmer who places the best
apples or potatoes in the top of the
box is endeavoring to get something
The mechanic or
working man who idles away his
time when the boss turnes his back
is taking something for nothing.
Taking anything, it matters not
what it is without accounting for it,
is stealing. In cities, large police
establishments are maintained, just
to prevent people, in the main, /from
from taking things without paying
If everybody would be honest and
live up to the teachings of the Gbld-
en Rule, the cost of government
would be but a trifle, compared with
the present enormous cost. If all
men were truly honest—honest be
cause it is right to be honest and
treat eachother with a spirit of
justice and equity, the problem of
the high cost of living would be
solved and the world would be an
infinitely better place in which to
SELECT GOOD MEN
Sweet Home will soon elect a new
board of city officers . It is especi
ally important that this new board
shall be composed of the very best
men available, for it is quite prob
able that many matters of the ut
most importance to our town will
be brought before it for consider
Good men for mayor and council
men—not simply the professedly
good, but practical level-headed men
of affairs, should be selected—men
who will conduct public affairs
honestly, economically and with an
eye single to the general welfare of
From what we can learn the
city’s affairs have been conducted
in, to say the least, a very careless
manner in the past. This haphaz-
zard careless method should be
corrected; both for the credit of
officials and the satisfaction of the
people. The city’s books should be
kept in such a manner that every
item of public expense can be shown
to the satisfaction of any person in
Sweet Home must, in. the near
future, be provided with a satisfac
tory and adequate water system,
with a lighting plant and a better
and more uniform plan of building
side and cross walks. New ordi
nances regulating these matters
must be enacted and the new board
will, doubtless, take up these mat
ters early in the coming year.
is, therefore, most important that
a careful, painstaking council, who
will rigidly safeguard the city’s in
terests, be selected.
Let us select candidates, regard",
less of political affiliation, who have
no personal interests to advance'
through official action, other than
as one of the community in general
and who will accomplish the great
est possible good with the means at
command. We have such men and
let us drop all personal- jealosies
and elect them. And after this
election, let us give them a cordial
support so long as1 they conduct
public affairs in an economical and
business like manner.
Two Greeks were hanged at the
state penitentiary, last Friday, for
murdering one of their countrymen.
Should their declarations be true,
the law, like doctors, has made a
mistake which cannot be corrected.
Presumably, these men are guilty
and the evidence at their trials,
certainly convinced the jury that
they were guilty of the crime of
which they were charged. But sup
pose their dying declarations were
true and somebody else did the
murder for which they paid the
penalty? The -thought is simply
horrible to think that Justice should
make or could make such a terrible
THE INCOME TAX
Slaughter in Boys Suits
NOW THE WORRY
I have 30 suits of boys and
clothing, retail price $7 to
per suit. To close them
these suits will be sold at
Almost Unlimited Power Given Authori
ties in Seeking Information
ONE-HALF THE ABOVE PRICES
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collectors the trouble of sending
their collectors out to examine into
their affairs. They are preparing
statements of the sources of their
income and sending them to the
Internal Revenue collector’s office.
Great secrecy is to be maintained
in handling the statements of income
taxpayers and it will be unlawful
for any person to print or publish
any income return or any part
State officials will have access to
the reports for the purpose of secur
ing information to be used in levy
ing state taxes,*and then only upon
request of the governor.
Technically, the returns are to be
“public records and open, for inspec
tion.” but actually the public will
not have access to them at all.
Heavy penalties are provided
against corporations or firms that
make false returns or that fail to
make returns at the proper time as
prescribed by the law. For any
one such offense the fine can be as
high as $10,000.
The law provides six exemptions,
substantially as follows:
First—"Expenses necessary to the
actual conduct of a business, but
not personal living or family ex
Second—All interest paid on in
Third—All national, state, county,
school and other taxes paid.
Fourth—Losses sustained through
trade failures, fires, storms, and
other causes and not compensated
for by insurance or otherwise.
Fifth—“Bad debts” that are
charged off the books.
Sixth—A reasonable amount for
loss by “wear and tear” on prop
Persons whose net income is less
than $3000 a year are not subject
to the tax at all. An additional al
lowance of $1000 is made for a
married man with a wife living with
him, and in the case of a woman in
come taxpayer, $1000 is deducted
for her husband, but in no case shall
more than $4000 be deducted from
the aggregate incomes of husband
Mayor..... „..„...„...„vx.r...... H. M. Myer
R. W. Van . Fleet
Treasurer...................... F. L. Gilbert
M. Story, 0. L. McClure, Monroe
Smead, J. A. Thompson, David
Intermouutain Tribune $1.25
Doerpher and Everett Post
R. W. Morehead, J. E. McClure and
Sanitary Barber Shop
Justice of'the Peace
J. F. MALONE, P rop .
W. H. Daugherty
Clean Towels and
Constable and Deputy Sheriff
BATHS IN CONNECTION
Arrive from Lebanon....... 1:30 p.m.
“ Brownsville...... .3:30 p.m.
“ Cascadia.......... .8:45 a.m.
Depart for Lebanon.......... .9:00 a.m.
“ Brownsville...... .4:00 p.m.
“ Cascadia.......... .2:00 p.m.
Now is the time to fit your boy
out with school suits
We also carry a complete line o f
General Merchandise, Groceries,
If you will come in and see me,
we will do business.
J. M. COWDREY
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Lebanon Supply Co.
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.
DR. I. B. WILSON
DON’T FORGET THAT WE SELL
Physician and Surgeon
By W. B. Thompson
Beef, live, per lb.............
5 to 5jc
Beef, dressed, per lb...................:.10c
Hogs, dressed, per lb........... 8 to 10c
Fat hogs, live wt.,......... ................... 7c
Veal, fancy _ .......................... ........12c
Calls promptly attended
OF ALL KINDS
day or night
Come in and get prices on the Best
Mill Feed and Flour
on the market
Wanted—This office can place a
loan of $500; first-class mortgage
security. If you have the money,
call and see us.
S weet H ome
KRIEG & Z1ES1NG