Canyon City News. (Canyon City, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, June 2, 1905 Page: 4 of 4
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CANYON CITY NEWS JUNE 2 1905.
CANYON CITY NEWS
Publish Kvery l'rM.-iy
liv C.KO. A. BRANDON
Kntered t IV.tifl1re at Canyon City. a
Scronil-rlax M1tr. Olftee of raliliratiun
Wit EvHvn Street
Papers m tit out f the county
promptly discontinued at expiration
of time pail for.
One Year SIM
Six months 50
Hurrah! Hurrah!! Hur
rah!!! For Toiro the Nelson
OJXSfMUXl STRING FELLOW-HUME HDW. CO. etTft"?
(r . SADDLERY.
X If in need of a Saddle no mat-
U ter what style we can fit you
upthe price will be right you
V will say so yourself.
A HarnessWagon or Buggy
double or single and all sizes
and finishes It's made right
here in Canyon City by expert
workmen In our own shop. Re-
pairing also done. Call around.
FIGHTING CATALOG HOUSES.
TO CLOSE OUT-
Some Wagons Buggies and
Windmills and at prices that
will "knock you off the Christ
Come! See! Price! and you
will purchase. Just try it.
A fine lot of it and purchased
so that we can sell at very close
Goods of all kinds. No matter
what you desire in these lines
we can supply you.
Early in the spring a persis-
tent campaign was entered upon
by many of the country news-
papers against the practice of
ruany people particularly west-
ern folks of sending off to
Chicago or other catalog house
for goods that could be bad at
home. People who did this
were given a looking glass to
see themselves in which to say
the least was far from being
flatteriDg to them. As only one
side of the question was given
that of the local dealer it led
The News to remark in its issue
of April 21 that there was an-
other side to look at and that it
would at an early date endeav-
or to show some of it. Before
The News reached it however
our esteemed nabor at Amanllo
The Herald got the track we
had iu view "took the words
out of our mouth" it mav be
said and lay the main fault
where it largely belongs at the
door of the local dealer.
As the Herald truthfully says
advertising has made the trade
of the catalog houses and the
non- use or incorrect use of this
very potent and all powerful
business weapon by the local
man has contributed more than
anything else to lose him this
Prior tu'tne time when Benj.
Franklin established the Satur-
day Evening Post newspaper
advertising was practically un-
known. The same may also be
said of catalogs and dodgers.
In those days in the big centers
the trades collected in guilds
and cried their wares as is now
done in the bazaars of the
Orient and in the market places
of some of the less enlightened
European countries. In Frank-
lin's time even the people ot this
country read but little; the abil-
ity even to read was at such a
premium that criminals were
often spared under "benefit of
clergy" that they might become
clerks. How changed are the
conditions now as to then!
Books catalogs and especial
ly newspapers are everywhere I
and almost everyooay irum a
ten year old child up reads them.
It is in the home where almost
all this reading is done and it
is right here where the mail or-
der houses get in their best
work through their catalogs
and circulars. These firms talk
quality and prices and of "bind-
ing guarantees" on things that
every householder must have
and thus get them interested.
Getting them interested the
cataloginforms them that "their
home merchant can't begin to
meet the prices quoted;" that
"they are wholesale;" and the
Implements and all kinds of Farming machinery. Eclipse Wood and Steel Star Windmills;
Pipe Casing and Cylinders Barb Wire and Nails. In fact everything that is kept in a first-class
Hardware store. Best line of Queensware and Glassware ever brought to Canyon City.
IN SHELF HARDWARE
Our stock is complete and we can supply your wants at a saving to you. Call for what you want in
this line we have it. We purchase all our goods in immense quantities getting manufacturers
prices you get the benefit. Call in and we will convince you.
Stvtiu3fcllovvMume Ifoavbvvare Co.
;tjjM STRING FELLOW-HUME HDW. CO. O-0JOi
home merchant answering
"nothing" as a lawyer would
say "the judgment goes by de-
fault'' and the catalog receives
tained its own since the day ot
Adam's grand-daughters. The
effects of it so graphically told in
Oliver Goldsmith's book "The
Vicar of Wakefield" have fol-
To abuse or blame the people j lowed from the very beginning
for this slate of affairs won't do; jof things and. will no doubt con-
neither will it mend the matter
to tell them as many newspa-
pers do that they "ought to
speud their money at home." In
answer to all this the catolog
customer can inform you that
he is only doing what his home
merchant is doing buying his
goods in the North and that as
the cost of the goods must go
there anyway be had just as
well have the profits in his
pocket as for his borne merchant
to get tbem. This is the way
the buyer sees it and who from
a strictly commercial standpoint
can say that be is wrong?
Truly advertising has made
the catalogue bouses and this
alone and in the right way
will meet them. Speaking of
what they spend in this direc-
tion a recent copy of The Dry-
goodsman says that one Chica-
go mail order house doing a
business last year ot twenty
millions spent five millions of
it in advertising alone. Think
you they are doing this just to
"help the poor printer?" Not
Just shove the catalog custo
mer that he can do as well at
home; that he can obtain the
same quality at the same price
with freight added and you can
even add ten per cent on that
figure and you will get his trade
every time. There is no better
way to get this information to
him than through the local
newspaper. Try it!
TRYING TO KEEP UP.
'If you do as the folks of the
fashion do you are bound to put
on style.' ' This is a verse from
an old song and it is as true to-
day as when written. This old
world ot ours changes in many
respects but in this one way
putting on style it has main-
tinue despite all that may be
said against the evil until time
shall be no more. Our friend
Mays of the Brownwood Bul-
letin is moved to comment on
this condition of things as it pre-
vails in his town and in doing so
he but shows poor weak human
nature everywhere. The Bulletin
"There are hundreds of peo-
ple in this town making them
selves and their families miser-
able now and for time to come
just trying to keep up with
other folks. The town is going
to an extreme on "society" and
it seems to have 'hit both the old
and young. There are club
meetings and receptions until it
almost makes one dizzy to keep
up with them and if you do not
try you risk being regarded as
a nobody. All these things cost
money and more money than
most of the people are able to
afford. Of course if you feel
that you are financially able to
indulge in these luxuries and
you really enjoy spending your
time in that way that is your
own affair and you are entitled
to all the enjoyment you can get
out of it but this article is writr
ten to urge those who feel that
they cannot afford such things
either from a standpoint of fi-
nance or time not to attempt it
and thus cause heartaches in the
home which time will never
cure. Do not allow the thought
once to enter your mind that you
have to fly as high as any one
else to have as good a time and
be sure while you are soaring
that you have due regard to the
manner in which you may have
to light. There are some fam-
ilies in this town who need to
talk over this matter in the
home wives with their bus
bands daughters with their
parents before those homes are
wrecked in the vain effort of try-
ing to keep up."
Those in need of Lumber and
Fence Posts to figure with us before
buying. That's all.
BURTON-LINGO CO. LBR.
This is a very dangerous dis-
ease unless properly treated.
Statistics show that there are
more deaths from it than from
scarlet fever. All danger may
be avoided however by giving
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
It liquifies the tough mucuf
making it easier to expectorate
keeps the cough loose and
makes the paroxysms of cough-
ing less Irequentand less severe.
It has been used in many epi-
demics of this disease with per-
fect success For sale by S. V.
Hon. W. B. Ware returned
from Austin this week and was
here only long enough to see to
the shipment ot bis effects to El
Paso where he will be in the
employ of the Southern Pacific
road. He says it is his inten-
tion ultimately to make his
home in San Antonia. Claren-
Yea verily did he work
faithfully and he has gone to his
Sheriff B. T. Stewart of Roberts
county a few days ago purposely
shot the top of his own head off. It
is stated that the sheriff thought he
had killed David Lard with whom
he had had a difficulty and that
while in an addled condition from a
blow received from Lard he took
his own life. Lard was shot in the
thigh but will recover.
Canyon City is a much better
town in a business way than the
advertising columns of The News
It. Frank Buio.
1 Several ood residence; in
Canyon City for sale; terms rea-
sonable. 2 640 acres 12 miles west fine
land improved $5 per acre bonus.
3 Four league ranch and 1200
stock cattle. Fine land well im-
proved for ranch purposes terms
4 1280 acres in a body 19 miles
south fenced and 90 acres in culti-
vation. Fine land $3.25 for the
patented section and $2.50 bonus
for school section.
5 40 sections situated from 15
to 25 miles S. VV. patented land
price $3 25 per acre 1 5 cash bal-
ance 12 3 and 4 years 7 per
6 One section all or half of it
13 miles West $4 00 bonus.
7 1280 acres 18 miles S. W.
$2. 50 bonus or will exchange for
8 640 acres 2 miles N. W. 1
mile running water 80 acres alfalfa
land 40 already set together with
all stock and farming implements.
9 1920 acres 10 mi. S. on public
road near church. Sold in quanti-
ties to suit purchaser.
Call in at my office east of Court
House or write
B. Frank Buie
Canyon City Texas.
7-'? Nntirp thp rlatp fnllnwimr
your name on the paper it tells
how vou stand nn The News
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