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out-lying districts suffered in direct,ratiowith its growth', so-called
Jown-town property advancing steadily, in value. Two and three
story buildings gave way to others mo.re pretentious in height, until
finally sky-scrapers became necessary to meet the down-town de
mand, while stores on the north, south and west sides remained
empty and rotted in disuse.
Capital, always shrewd. a"nd ever thoughtful df self, figured
something like this: With street cars from every point of .the com
pass dumping their passengers in the down-tojvn district, why
wouldn't it pay to systemize the general retail trade 11 under one
roof, -save the bookkeeping of sixty or seventy small stores and edu
cate the people to do their shopping down-town.
To think was to act; department stores were brought into
' heing, and what these big- stores in the loop district have done to
the people and small 'business men of Chicago will be told in subse
quent issues of The Day Book.
AR YdU DISSATISFIED ?
Of COURSE. YOU ARC
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SHAVING tURLF U;rrH
fitter OUB STYLE "R3ZOR
tN THE CeueF THAT Y?0
WHEN SY EFFICIENT
MAWSMENT YQU CAN
MKT THE RIFFLE "iujtH
ON OP THOSE
SAFETY T?A20RS ND
Keep your tce all
IN ONE PIE.CE ?
The butcher's is a good "place
The Tailor's is the place to re
The bookkeeper is a man of
yermillion, Kas., business men
endorse Rockefeller for president.
Those fellows have either been
out painting theif town red or
else they're starting a college. Jail