A review of our business houses would be incomplete without some mention of the one above. Incorporated in July, 1893, they carry complete lines in groceries, queensware, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps, and open’s furnishings. In groceries they endeavor to satisfy the wants of the most exacting of their city patrons, and constantly add to the variety of brands carried until today on their shelves will be found an assortment of staple and fancy groceries rarely seen outside of it city store. In the clouting department they can fill the wants of any possible customer, as the selection runs from that adapted to four year old children to that adapted to the largest sized man. In selecting their lines it has always been their aim to keep three things in view, and these are durability, style and fit. “Up-to-date” fully expresses their stock of men’s furnishings, a casual observation disclosing the fact that their stock is a most complete and diversified one In hats and caps thy carry all the well-known makes, and the intending purchaser would indeed be hard to please it he could not be satisfied out of their selection. In shoes they carry such well-known lines as C. M. Henderson & Co.’s and C. Gotzian & Co.’s, and every pair is carefully fitted before the customer leaves the house. Believing implicitly in fair and upright dealing with every one alike, they base their business on the strictly one price system. and the “age or previous condition of servitude” of their customers make no difference in the marking of goods. By this fair treatment and great zeal in entering to the warns of their customers, although a new firm, in one sense, they have forged right to the front.
Cato Johns, one of the partners, came here in 1890, and a year later engaged in the grocery business which two years later was merged into the present stock company. F. E. Hale, who has lately become interested, is a merchant of considerable experience, and a man that cannot help to make friends among us.
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