Golden Book of the Wanamaker Stores, Volume 1

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Page 12 - on the broad pathway of good faith and good will ; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, for parents sometimes chide their children too severely ; nor brothers only, for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain, for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts; we are all one flesh and blood.
Page 12 - We are met on the broad pathway of good faith and goodwill, so that no advantage is to be taken on either side, but all to be openness, brotherhood, and love.
Page 163 - Perhaps someone will ask what relation reduced prices of merchandise have upon labor. It is a noticeable fact that lowered prices stimulate consumption and require additional labor in producing, transporting and distributing. The care of such large stocks, amounting in one single store upon an average at all times to between four and five millions of dollars, and the preparation of and handling from reserves to forward stocks, require large corps of men.
Page 251 - They were to run without arms, and she was to carry a dart in her hand. Her lovers were to start first, and whoever arrived at the goal before her, would be made her husband ; but all those whom she overtook, were to be killed by the dart with which she had armed herself. As she was almost invincible in running, many of her suitors perished in the attempt, till Hippomenes the son of Macareus proposed himself as her admirer.
Page 50 - ... walk from one of them. It was the first interior of a twentieth century public building that I had ever beheld, and the spectacle naturally impressed me deeply. I was in a vast hall full of light, received not alone from the windows on all sides, but from the dome, the point of which was a hundred feet above. Beneath it...
Page 150 - Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Page 164 - The new systems make shorter hours of duty and thus the number of employes is increased, while many entirely new avenues of employment for women are opened, as typewriters, stenographers, cashiers, check-clerks, inspectors, wrappers, mailing clerks and the like. The division of labor creates many places for talented and high-priced men, whose salaries range alongside of presidents of banks and trust companies and similar important positions. It is universally admitted that the sanitary conditions...
Page 147 - Any article that does not fit well, is not the proper color or quality, does not please the folks at home, or for any reason is not perfectly satisfactory, should be brought back at once, and if it is returned as purchased within ten days, we will refund the money.
Page 122 - The assembling and distribution of the best products of the world upon the most intelligent and economical basis. "(2) — The ablest management, most thorough accuracy of service, and, because of the fairest treatment of all the workers, from the humblest to the highest, the finest comradeship. "(3) — The life and soul of the business to its honor. "(4) — That the aim and purpose of the business must always be, that as the business rises it must lift every worker with it.
Page 11 - I have great love and regard towards you ; and desire to win and gain your love and friendship, by a kind, just and peaceable life...

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