Business & Finance: Marts

A mart, in the modern sense, is a building so big that the armies of the U. S., China, Japan, Great Britain, Italy and all the girls who have danced with the Prince of Wales could easily hide in it.

In Chicago, there is the American Furniture Mart which sprawls over two square blocks on the shore of Lake Michigan. But it will soon be equalled and surpassed, for Chicago (the "I Will" city) refuses to stop building bigger and bigger.

Marshall Field & Co. (wholesale) has announced plans for a Merchandise Mart, with space...

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