The Store That Has the Goods

Perhaps we should have titled this, “The Store That Had the Goods,” instead, but we see by the following announcement in the April 19, 1906 Skidmore New Era that Mr. Price intended to keep the Skidmore, Missouri mercantile open.  (Click the image to enlarge it.)

Dissolution Sale!  of the Kellogg, Price, Smith Mercantile Company.  "The Store That Has The Goods."  Will place on sale their entire stock, $30,000 worth of merchandise, consisting of dry goods, clothing, notions, carpets, gents' furnishings, shoes, queensware, glass ware, etc., May 1, 1906.  For strictly cash or produce. After which time Mr. Smith will retire from the firm, and the business will be conducted by Mr. Price alone, for Strictly Cash or Produce.  Now this means a revolution of the mercantile business in Skidmore, and ask you to give our store a call and examine the goods, quality considered, as we fear no competitor, Chicago, Kansas City, or any other market on the same terms, Cash.  There is no Argument in favor of a credit business.  No merchant can carry on a successful business, when he is compelled to pay interest on money to pay for his goods, and no customer can afford to pay more than the goods are worth when it is just as easy to pay Cash.  Trusting that you will see this matter in the right light, we are, Yours for business, Kellogg, Price, Smith Mer. Co.  Bring in your Eggs -- We Want Them.

From the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), April 19, 1906, page 5.