Long's Drug Store - Paris
Model Business House
in all Appointments and Strictly Up-to-Date
P. Longs New Drug Store
Monroe County Appeal
those who are inclined to grumble about this solid old town being behind
the times in the way of modern business houses cease from troubles long
enough to pay a visit to H. P. Long’s palatial new place of business.
The man who will not admire its costly furniture and modern arrangement
would find fault with anything that smacks of progress and prosperity.
piece of ancient furniture, shelving and show case has been removed and
replaced with all the new and tasty conveniences known in a modern place
of business. The furnishings are all of polished oak, curved and arranged
specially to suit the room in which the store is located. The walls have
been decorated with paper to match and neither pains nor expense have been
spared for anything.
the left as you enter is a splendid piece of furniture, the upper part
arranged for the bottled goods, extracts. etc., all built to show off to
the best advantage. Below the shelving is a row of small drawers, 112 in
number, for the endless variety of drugs necessary for the compounds a
first-class prescription clerk is called on to put up. These drawers are
dust proof and so arranged that not a grain of anything can be exposed or
the solid oak counters are case after case of notions, cigars, and
sundries. On the other side of the house is a fine cherry case with a full
length mirror. In this is kept perfumes, soaps and all those toilet
articles so near and dear to the feminine portions of humanity.
is an immense oak case for patent medicines. Large sliding doors of glass
exclude the dust and show off the goods to a good advantage. This case
stands on a base with a front of heavy oval glass through which can be
seen enough pills, plasters and patent goods to relieve the whole county.
crowning glory of the store, however, is the prescription case. It is
without a doubt the finest and most complete piece of furniture in Monroe
county. Made of solid oak, with a front of beveled French mirrors, it
extends from wall to wall and gives the store an air of elegance and
luxury that charms and delights one at first glance. It is a wonderful
case, with its numberless compartments in which there is a place for
everything necessary to prescription filling. There is a drawer for each
sized bottle, a place for labels, and another for corks. Pills, powders
and liquids are provided for, as well as the knives, scales, etc.,
necessary to compound them. The best thing of all, though, is that
compartment especially made for poisons. It is constantly kept under lock
and key, so that there is no danger in the world of the mistake that often
puts a death-dealing dose into what is intended for a life-giving
beautiful set of portiers gives entrance into the rear of the store and
does much to set off the splendid piece of furniture with which it comes
old lamps have given place to the brilliant New Light system which at
night makes the scene even more attractive than at day.
describe this elegant establishment as it should be would take far more
space than we have to spare. It must be seen to be appreciated, and
everybody should make it a point to call and look around.
The store is a credit to Paris and speaks volumes of the push and prosperity that have always characterized H. P. Long. He is one of the safest and most reliable prescription men in Missouri, and merits the splendid business he has always enjoyed. His stock is as up-to-date as the furniture that holds it. If you don’t see what you want, just call for it, and we’ll guarantee you’ll find it if it is kept anywhere. And when Henry Long tells you a thing is good, you can bet your bottom dollar he’s right. His reliability is the secret of his continued success. Drop in and let him show you around.