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flCNNESSEIi. SATURDAY; MAY 9, 1891.
Business on tHe Farm and in Town.
Cor. Country Gentlemen.
When your correspondent moved
to the farm twenty years ago last full,
there were four merchants doiiii,' busi
ness in town. They each kept what
is known as a general country store.
They were all large dealers, two of
tham having double stores. For con
venience I will call them A, B, Cand
D. These men were considered
worth perhaps from $30,000 up to
$75,000 each. They lived in lin
houses, three of them at last, and
doubtless were envied by many farm
ers. Some ten years ago A failed.
Five years ago B likewise went
under. Lately C shut up his doors
for good, having many creditors who
are out all the way from a few dollars
up to thousands. B paid some 15
cents on a dollar, eventually, and C
will probably pay something, but
many will lose or have lost the sav
huMiic. in hiiimII towns in the
j vicinity of laruj ones and our nu-
Microns itiili'iiiids virtiinlly put nil
I small towns iicht lare cilit-s; tin
j freight on iiiijihiiitf that I need horn
Philadelphia or Cincinnati is a very
small matter cannot do business
Hiiccesslully, wind h tne use oi larm
ers paying them 'S per cent more fur
goods than they would cost bought
by the quantity in the city? '
"Pay out your money at home and
build up your town," is the cry.
Well, I have p.iid during the last
twenty years several thousands of
dollars to B and C, and so have many
others, and the town is not built up
or these men, either. We have two
classes of people. One class have the
cash and tlie.v are prompt and respon
sible. Even a charge against them
for a short time is as good as cash.
Then we have a class that are slow
pay, live ahead of their income, per
haps, and are more or less risky.
The merchant is in a tlx. He cannot
make different prices among neigh
bors; so the solid cash farmer gets
saddled on to him a large percentage
ings of years-almct their all- uml r,e ount 1,01 1,1 Jus,u'e 10 P"
through these failures. And I believe Another point : A town man bus a
they were all honest failures. I do
not think any of them "failed rich."
They were all personal friends of
mine. I have done a good deal of
business with them.
Now during these twenty years
three-quarters of the large business
men of this town have not only gone
under themselves, but they have car
ried great trouble to many homes.
During that time has any such per
centage of farmers failed ? I do not
need to answer, no. It is very sel
dom that a single one goes under,Hnd
when one does it is usually caused
by some outside speculation endors
ing for some friend, for example.
Alas! "All is not gold that glitters."
It is quite customary for our farmers
to say other business men are doing
a great deal better than they are, and
they often envy them. But other
businesses have their troubles as well
as we do. They must meet competi
tion the same as farmers have to
Talk about their setting the price on
what they sell to the farmers and
what they buy of him, too! do you
think our merchants would have
failed if they could have done this?
Of course they can set their price, but
the practical point in the great
majority of cases is to get it.
Now, any farmer in this town who
has farmed reasonably well during
these 20 years, and had one-tenth the
money to start with that these mer
chants had, is well fixed now, with a
good prospect of a home and comfort
in ms old age. borne who were
worth nothing at that time are in
comfortable, circumstances now, and I
for one feel thankful that we have
such a safe, healthful .and honorable
business. I wish I could Induce more
to look at it an I do, as the best in the
world, take it all round, and to try to
build it up instead of crying it down.
There will be overproduction at
times, of course, but on the whole we
have a good business.
Last spring C said to me: "I have
not been out of my store a day this
winter, except to go to the city for
goods." During the 2f years I have
lived here I think he has never once
seen my place, so tied up with busi
ness has he been, and still he has
failed wretchedly. I am not tied up
so by my business, thank God! We
can have considerable time to enjoy
life outside of our own farm.
About IS years ago B tried hard to
get the writer to go into a certain
business with him, said he could raise
$50,000 in cash. But I stuck to the
farm, and although money has come
slowly, the advance has been steady,
and without boasting, I may say that
I think we live now as well as B
(who is now (lead) used to.
Although feeling very sorry for my
old friends who failed in life 60 sad
ly, I cannot help but feel rejoiced that
I got out of the mercantile business
in town and went to farming. Per
. - at n-
naps you cio not Know that some
years ago I bought a small interest in
a firm engaged in general merchan
dising in our town. This, on the ad
vice of an old business friend. With
in 30 days after getting inside the
lines, boy as I was, it seemed to me
that no such business could succeed a
great while, taking all conditions as
they were. I sold out immediately,los
ing nearly all the little we had saved
and invested, and the business was
moved to Alliance. It soon went
under, however, and I had some of
the old debts to pay.
Perhaps you begin to think our
town a hard one do business in. But
Ls this not about the history of busi
ness in a great many towns ? Do not
at least ten other business men fail
where one fanner dors? One other
point comes to my mind. If our
pound or two of an article and has
it sent home. The farmer buys ten
times as much at once, oftentimes,
and takes it from the counter. But
it costs money to keep a team and de
livery clerk and the farmer helps pay
for it. These things are all wrong.
Merchants acknowledge it, but do not
see how it is practicable to give cash
customers their dues. If they sell for
cash only, they lose the larger part
of their customers, and if they dis
criminate in favor of cash, this same
majority gets angry. I propose to
settle this matter for myself largely
in the future and buy by the package
at wholesale as far as possible anil
where goods are sold on a cash mar
gin. Ana I know that quite a num
ber of your readers in different parts
of Ohio have come to the same deter
mination, for this matter has been
much discussed at our institutes.
We are going to bui'd up our towns,
too the hard working producers if
not the traders. Is it nut just as good
fr Hudson if I send $20 to Philadel
phia for a barrel of sugar and keep
$5 in my pocket, as if I paid $25 to
some other man, and let him send
the $20 and keep $5?
Some farmers have butter and eggs
that they can only dispose of by trad
ing for goods. We are out of that
rut. We are independent. We pro
duce nothing that will not sell for
cash. We can fix our own prices.
These other friends must take what
they can get. The dealer can fix
both prices for them. Whose fault is
it? T. B.Tkrky
Summit County, ().
Increase of Currency.
.M I-mi 1 1 "in ( 'uginit roial.
'I be value of currency is being
stei.dily increased. The law of
.In I., i I, 18'jo, requiring the purchase
o 4,50(l,(i()0 ounces of silver per
moiuli has the effect of putting into
circulation paper currency to the
amount of the cost of the silverj
When the price of silver is at pre
cot a little less than $1 per ounce the
ell'ect Is to increase the currency of
the country a little less than $1,500,
000 per mo nth. This paper currency
is a legal tender for all amounts. Up
t- July 1, 1891, 2,000,000 ounces of
this purchase must be coined month
ly. This weight of silver makes 2,.r)85,
858 silver dollars, which are added
to the circulation either in coin or in
silver certificates. After the 1st of
July the Secretary of the Treasury
can increase this coinage in his dis
cretion up to the full amount of the
monthly purchase. The effect of the
present coinage law is, therefore, to
increase the currency at the rate of
about $6,000,000 per month until the
1st of July, when it is within the
power of the Secretary of the Treasury
to increase it at the rate of about
$(.),500,H)0 per month.
Many a home has been robbed of
sunshine and happiness by the loss of
some dear child, when Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup would have saved it.
We cannot excuse eople for being
cross when they suffer from colds.
They are often t(K mean to buy a
bottle of Dr. Bull's Couch Syrup.
which would restoie their good na
Dr. Hodge's .
of the Age.
Purifies the blood, eliminates all poison
ous and dangerous matter, restores the
health, builds up and strengthens the
system, aids digestion, corrects an un
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rheumatism, scrofula, old sores, pimples,
blotches, eruptions, itching humors,
boils, swollen joints, aching bones, sore
eyes, tetter, scald head, dyspepsia, gen
eral debility, tired and sore feeling in the
body and limbs.
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Ritchey it Bostick, the druggists
desire us to publish the following tes
tinionial, as the handle the remedy
and believe it to be reliable :
1 bought a 50 cent bottle of Cham
berlain's Pain Balm nnd applied it to
my limbs, which have been alllcted
with rheumatism at intervals for one
year. At the time 1 nought the l'ain
Balm I was unable to walk. I can
truthfully say that Pain Balm has
completely cured me. R. II. Fauh,
Holy wood, Kilns. Mr. A. B. Cox,
the leading druggist at Holy wood,
vouches for the truth of the above
There has always been, and proba
bly always will be, a difference of
opinion us to just what constitutes
real oratory. . Here is the view of a
Kentucky gentleman: One Kentucky
gentleman meets another Kentucky
gentleman, and they address one an
other with that solemn earnestness
which is characteristic of Southern
high life: "Good mohning, sab. Hope
you are well, sah? Whar have you
been this mohning?" ''I have just
come Pom the cou't house, sah. Sen-
M ,h I l.itL rut hn lou tj,ian r- t L'ini
speech the finest speech 1 have
heard since the wah. He is a bawn
awter, sah a bawn awter." "hxcuse
trie, sah; but what do you mean by a
Don't you know what a bawn awter
is? Don't you know what a bawn
awter is? Why, sah, you and I
would say, 'two and two make fo';
but a bawn awter wouldn't say that;
a bawn awter would say: 'When, in
thecou'seof human events, it be
comes nec'sa' or expedient to coalesce 1
two integers and two other integer!:
the result I declare it boldly and
without feah or favah the result, by
a simple arithmetical calculation
termed addition, is fo". That's a
bawn awter, sah."
Harness nnd Carriage Record.
1. Three tilings to admin1 intellec
tual power, dignity and gracefulness.
2. Three things to love courage,
gentleness and affection.
: Three things to hate cruelty,
arrogance and ingratitude.
. Three things to delight in-
frank ness, freedom nnd beauty.
f, Three things to wish for health.
friends and cheerful spirit.
(. Three things to avoid idleness,
loquacity and flippant jesting.
(i. Three things to pray for faith,
peace and purity of heart.
8. Three things to contend for
honor, country and friends.
9. Three things to govern temper,
conduct and tongue.
Wanted. A good appetite. You
can have it easy enough by taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla. It cures scrof
ula, salt rheum, all blood disorders.
'Come to my arms," he said.
"Can't," says she, "I've rheuma
tis." "Get Salvation Oil." She
went immediately and bought a bot
tle. 2") cents.
Yes, good measure, pressed down
and ruuning over.
Some of these little proprietors of t&rst-
parillas put up in half-piut bottles are tn
vious of the increasing popularity of Dr.
John Bull's Sarsaparilla, put up as it is in
large quart bottles, and intimate that theirs
is more concentrated. This is as false as
deceit can be. A teaspoonful of Bull's
fcarsaiianlla contains more concentratea
medicinal virtue than a tablespoonful of
any other sarsaparilla made. A bottle of
V.. John Hull's Sarsaparilla contains aix
times the curative virtue of a bottle of any
other blood purifier made. Io exception
is made. Now an invalid wants his
money's worth. He wants good measure.
Therefore, unless misled through ignor
ance, when his system needs a blood purl-
tier, when his system needs a tonic, when
his system is breaking down from blood
impurity or some wastlne disoase, he will
demand of his druggist a bottle of Bull's
Sarsaparilla, and on no occasion be per
suaded to take anything that may be off
ered in its stead as btiug "just as good."
There is no other remedy so good as Bull's
Sarsaparilla for such diseases as scrofula,
syphilitic allections, salt-rheum, Itch, ec
zema, pimples, sores, rheumatism, lama
back, swollen ioints. aching muscles, nerv
ous weakness, nervous debility, loss of
appetite, ross of flesh, loss of strength,
sleeplessness, premature old age, etc,
l. li. wooarun, jenernonviue
" For ten years
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I bad been an Invalid. I be-
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Immediate relief by using Preston's
came a chronln medicine taker, 'ilicrt It
not a blood remedy or a tonic advertised
that I did not try. From nono ot them did
I derive ny permanent nood. I bfcnmo
discouraged. My system was full of blood
Impurities. My (kin was covered In plac
with brown patches and little sores. My
muscles had lost their strenL'lh. 1 won very
weak. My appetite and digestion were mis
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until I begun to use Dr. Bull's Sarsnpu
I tben begun lo rally at once, and grew
atroneer and stronger. I have now used
firobably 30 bottles, and my improvement
a looks and feeling is so great 1 seem like
another person. I am now well nnd strong,
and give th whole credit of my recovery to
Dr. Hull s Sarsaparilla.'
SYour children will be more healthy,
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