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DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. The Commercial Drs.Turner, Parks & Hughes DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. SelriS? UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1906. VOL. 16, NO. 3 Stationery Largest Perfumes Ice Cream SodaAIl Seasons. WORLD'S LARGEST STORE. Marshall Field & Co. Some Inter esting Sketches The death of the world's great est merchant Marshall Field oc curring in New York City January 17, a few remarks concerning his business and success will doubtless , interest those who have not visited this great establishment in Chica go. Not many intellects can grasp the immensity involved in the con ception and evolution of this vast and magnificent shopping place, the achievement of a merchant prince who began life from the humblest station. More interest will be found in the description when the reader is aware of the fact that out of the great nier 'chant's estate of $200,000,000 he made bequests to every employe in the house outside of family and relatives who had been in service for more than a year, rang ing from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The points which attract the at tention of the casual visitor are the only ones taken, and these were observed by a representauYe of this paper in Chicago last week. In company with Mr. D. E. IV nick, . now connected with the wholesale department, our repre sentative was shown through by Mr. Simmons lisdale, formerly of this city, now connected with the advertising branch of the retail 'store. The buildings are four innum her, connected as one building. The floor space is equivalent to 23 acres cr eleven city blocks, 385 feet on State street and 341 feet on Washington street, taking up about seven eighths of the block. The principal building is of steel construction and gray granite. "xne foundations are 100 feet in depth. The extreme height from the first floor is 234 feet or 13 sto ries, and a court extending to the roof form's a skylight. There are two in the buildiog. Looking down from the top story can be seen a panorama of the store. Large white columns mark the store throughout and the exterior of the building is distinguished by remarkable display windows, 45 in number, displaying beautiful apparel creations, exquisite fab rics, millinery etc' The store throughout is a diversity of artistic nrranornmnnf- nrwl rliKnlnv. HnrA it might be a bright illuminated case' filled with rare laces; there a case showing exquisite ribbons; over there a oase of rich evening gowns, and eo on. These displays are characterized by their richness, taste and color harmony. 'The main aisle is a most remark able interior thoroughfare, extend ing one entire block jo length from Washington to Randolph streets, a distance of 385 feet. Most of the fixtures, . counters and cases throughout the store are of pol. ished mahogany, equal in work manship and finish to that of a tine piano. The cases are lighted in an ingenious way by concealed electric bulbs. t Most of the sales room floors above the first floor are covered with rich Wilton car pet. The various floors from the first to the top are devoted exclu sively to the different lines, em bracing ribbons, laces, notions, shoes, men's furnishings, etc.; dress goods, bilks, linens, printed goods, etc.; underwear, corsets, assortment in the city. Full Stock. bgys' clothing, etc.; millinery, women's outer apparel, furs, etc.; rugs, carpets, trunks, toys, athletic goods, etc.; lace curtains, uphol stery goods, fine furniture, picture galleries, etc. One entire floor is tuken up as a tea and grill room for the convenience of customers; another floor contains jewelry, sil verware, toilet articles, etc. -.an other has .optical goods, photo graphic supplies, etc.; another pottery, metals, Japaneso wares, Tiffany glass, jardinieres, etc.; an other cut glass and fine China; an other men's furnishings. Some of these floors are in the annex or new building. On the five upper floors of the store are workrooms for special order work sold through the retail sections. The basement is also filled with merchandise. The glass cases and fine furnish ings are decorated with flowers and plants, which greatly enhances the beauty of the display. In addition to all this there are reading, writing and rest rooms for the accommodation of visitors and patrons, a bureau giving gen eral information about railroads, street cars, ocean steamships, ho tels, theaters, etc. ; a branch post office for stamps, money orders, registered letters, and all postoffice business; telegraph and cable of fice; clock showing world's com parative time; theater tickets for leading houses on sale at box oflice prices; public stenographer; writ ing tables with stationery; com fortable chairs, davenports, sofas; a carefully selected library; all leading magazines and representa tive newspapers; directories of principal cities; dictionary; lava tory with attendant, supplying pins, hairpins, and toilet accesso ries; a silent rom for a quiet rest for women and children; local and long distance telephone booths; emergency Hospital htteu witn complete surgical outfits. Guides speaking various languages are furnished at the information bu reau to conduct visitors through the store. On the twelfth floor is located the cold dry air vault where furs and other winter garments are stored during the summer. The temperature is 12 degrees below freezing. Some $3,000,000 worth of furs belonging to customers have been in storage at one time. The electric lighting plant em braces 30,000 incandescent and 200 arc lamps, lnereare 50 electric elevators, pneumatic tube cash sys tern, tea room, pantry, cold filtered drinking water-system, delivery system with over 100 wagons and automobiles. The Marshall Field & Co. idea is condensed in courtesy, quick perception, fair treatment, a desire to please the customer, but not to annoy, no misrepresentation, high ideals and character. Vacation with pay are given employes during the summer months and holidays are observed. The influence of the store ex tends practically around the world. While collecting and distributing the products of the world's handi work, it affords the public an op portunity to know many of the way-marks of civilization. The records indicate that an an nual sales total of $100,000,000 is a near possibility. So extensive are these operations that almost every country and province in the GET IT AT "EVERYBODY'S STORE" ALLEN DRUG COMPANY. LARGEST IN THE CITY. Nailling Corner. Telephone 223 world finds a market here for their work. Permanent buying ollices ara maintained in New York, Paris, Manchester, Nottingham, Chem nitz, Calais, St. Gall, Lyons, Plauen, Annaberg and Yokohamu. The number of people estimated to enter the store during a day raoges from 80,000 to 125,000 and on special days and holiday sea sons as many as 250,000. The number of employes of Marshall Field & Co. in the retail store is 6,000 to 8,000. varying with the seasons; about 3,000 persons are employed at the wholesale store. The wholesale store of Marshall Field & Co. is located at Adams, Quincy and Franklin streets and Fifth avenue, where U occupies an entire block 325x190 feet. The building is built of massive blocks of brown granite, and is one of the best models of architecture in this country. Several immense ware house buildings located in the sur rounding district convenient to the railroads are required to store the great reserve stocks of a constantly expanding, converting and dis tributing business. An idea of the magnitude of this great business concern may be gathered from the fact that a large per centage of the goods they han dle comes from their own facto ries, made expressly for these stores. Another feature of the Marshall Field & Co. business is that when the heads of departments have ac cumulated a million dollars they are retired to make vacancies for the promotion of other valuable men in the service. It is a wonderful tale "of castle building the history of this great store, and can hardly be com pre hended without having been seen. FLAGS He Had Served So Well Folded About Him. New York, Jan 28. An impos ing military pageant passing across Brooklyn Bridge, brief services at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Fifth Avenue and an escort across the North River ferry to Jersey City, where the body was placed on a train to be taken to Washing ton for interment in the National Cemetery at Arlington, marked the funeral in this city to-day of Brig. Gen. Jos. Wheeler, cavalry leader of the Confederacy and later one of the most prominent figures among the generals of the Spanish-American war. The body of the dead soldier was wrapped in the flags under which he had served with almost equal vigor and distinction the stars and bars of the Confederate States and the stars and stripes. Veterans of the Southern and Northern armies mingled together to day in paying tribute to Gen. Wheeler, with the younger veter ans of the Cuban and Philippine campaigns of 1898 and 1809. The route of the funeral cortege was lined with great crowds, most ot whom stood with bared heads as the procession passed. The funeral took place from the home of Gen. Wheeler's sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn, where Gen. Wheeler died Thurs day of pneumonia. The body was borne from the house by eight non-commissioned officers of in fantry and placed upon a flag draped artillery wagon. KENTUCKIANS HOME COMING. Week of Big Events in Louisville Next June. The programme for "Home Coming Week' in Louisville, June 13 to 17, when one hundred thou sand Kentuckians are expected to go back to their native heath, is rapidly taking shape. The first day, Wednesday, June 13, will be known as Reception and Welcome Day; the second, June 14, as Foster Day; the third, June 15, as Daniel Boone Day; the fourth, June 1(5, as Greater Ken tucky Day, and the fifth, Sunday, June 17, as "Until We Meet Again." The address of welcome is to be delivered by Henry Watterson, and responded to by David R. Francis, of Missouri. Others on the programme are Wm. Lindsay, John G. Carlisle, John M. Harlan, Thomas T. Crittenden, Adlai E. Stevenson, etc. There will be a civic and mili tary parade on the first day, and every county in the State will es tablish headquarters in the new Armory, which is the second larg est building of the kind in the United States. On Foster Day there will be several events in memory of the author of "My Old Kentucky Home," including the unveiling of a statue of Foster, which will later be cast in bronze and placed in the new Capitol at Frankfort. Daniel Boone Day will be one of the features of the week during which there will be sewing bees, apple parings, corn huskings and old fashioned dances. The Commercial Club has offered handsome medal to the person present on Daniel Boone Day who can prove the closest relationship to the great pioneer. On Greater Kentucky Day there will be bar be cues, campfires, etc., and orators will be given the opportunity to tell how Kentuckians have helped make other States greater by their having lived in them; On Sunday former Kentuckians will fill the pulpits in Louisville. Send names and addresses of any former Ken tuckians you may know to R. E Hughes, Secretary Commercia Club, Louisville. OUR PUBLIC HIGHWAYS. Editors Commercial: We offer our thanks to you for your edito rial on the good roads question, but wish to correct some erroneous ideas which seem to exist in your mind. There has never been an act passed by the Legislature in vesting the county court with au thority to submit to the people for ratification the question of a bond issue for. the purpose of building public roads, but for the purpose of building iron bridges. You are right in objecting to a large public fund, and right again when you exprefis your fears of the class that seeks advantage of such funds. If you had read uK proposition you would know thafi advocated the issuing of these bonds in blocks of $25,000, and when that amount is exhausted then float the second block of $25,000, and continue as needed. By so doing there are never any very large sums on hand at once. You are right again in claiming it would be too great an undertaking to think of trying to carry on this work in every district at once. My proposition was to Prescriptions r"-::rj;. Most Complete Stock of Chemicals to be found. Only the Purest in Quality Used. lane a & Minute U U We have all the Standard Preparations, also one of our own which, long exper ience has taught tis, rarely fails to effect a cure. Permit us to suggest you do it NOW. FREE DELIVERY. w 1 & iea cross Phone 100 Watson fix the most important roads first. This to be decided by the commis sion. There is no money in the county treasury for road purposes except $7,lll.93 per annum. Therefore under your proposition or rather suggestion a tax would have to be levied for that purpose, and I thought a bond issue would be more acceptable to the public than a tax. Yon know how a tax scares people. I also agree with you that the commission is the most important feature. But will you or not agree with me that Obion County has such men, with possibly the exception of a civil engineer, who are experienced in road building. Such men are to be had elsewhere. We again agree with you that without the proper men to manage the whole affair it would prove a farce. Now, we would be as far from going into this business blindfolded as any one on earth, and again we thank you for favorable expressions along the line and anything you could say or do or any new ideas you could advance will be highly appreciated by your friend. W. P. Morris. " FIGHTING JOE." Gen. Wheeler's Death Recalls In- stances of His Bravery. Gen. Joseph ' Wheeler, with all his greatness, was one of the most modest of men. Quiet, reserved and unassuming, he was 5 feet 6 inches. He weighed only 1 1 0 pounds at his best, but, as Speaker Reed once said in the House at Washington, "there's a fight in every pound of the Congressman from Alabama." He was nothing more than a bundle of nerves and unflagging courage. It was Gen. Wheeler who made the greater part of the trouble Gen. Sherman had on his historic "march to the sea. ' ine inue onieueraie lead er held on to Sherman's army with the tenacity of a bulldog. His cavalrymen fell on the flanks and rear of the Union forces at the most unexpected times and places, and harassed them throughout the campaign. In one of his reports later uen. Sherman referred to this harassing dotaebment of Confederates as that batch of devils under Wheel- er. iut in ine years mat ioi- owed the war these two great eaders met many times, and a strong friendship grew up between them. Exchange. and ring 100 and let us send you something for your grippe, cough or cold. TV ' a Lirug aiore & Kimzey FIGURES ON CANDIDATES. The Gubernatorial Handicap -Patterson a Favorite. From present indications Patter son is making very rapid gains on his opponents for the Guberna torial nomination. Patterson carried Dyer and Tip ton last Monday after a bitter fight. The Memphis man sccms to have been the choice of the Democratic counties and now since the action of Dyer and Tipton ho is a close second. Tipton is in Patterson's Congressional District. FOR Carter, It Dickson, I) ... Fayette, D ... Franklin, ). . . Gibson, I) PATTERSON. 2 Houston,!).... tt 15 Montgomery, I) 17 20 I'olk, I).. 7 22 Tipton, 1) 19. 3D Dyer, D 18 Total 15)! FOR HOND. Carroll, R 10 Haywood, D. . . 13 Carter, K 2 Lauderdale, U. 30 Crockett, 1).... 12 Total......... 73 for cox. Anderson, II.. . 5 Crundv.lt...... (( Bedford, I).... 21 Bledsoe, It ft Bradley, It 7 Campljcll.H... 3 Cannon, I) 10 Claibourne. It. 10 Coffee, I) 14 Cumberland, It 4 Fentress, K.. . . 3 Grainger, It... 0 Hawkins. It... u Moore, D Morgan, It 4 Putnam, I).... 13 Khea, It 8 (Scott, It 2 Unicoi. It 1 Van Burcn, It. 4 White, I) 17 Total 1G1 CONTESTED AND UN INSTRUCTED. DeKalb, It ... 11 Monroe, It..?.. H Hickman, D... 12 Wilson, 1) 24 McMinn ft.... 10 Total 71 It will be seen by the above table that Gov. Cox has carried twenty one counties, but out of that num ber only six are Democratic coun ties. Gen. Patterson has, so far, eight counties instructed for him, and out of that number seven are Dem ocratic. Judge Bond ban five counties in structed for him, and only three are Democratic counties. These figures show that Gen. Patterson is the choice of the large Democratic counties which figure in the great Democratic majorities that are required to carry the Stale for the party. 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