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and it was only by offering the most tempting inST. LOUIS BUSINESS.
ducements in the way of wages that sufficient labor
could be obtained to erect the Exposition buildings. St. Louis is Aggressive in Corraling Trade ac
Carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians, and cording to an article by Mark H. Salt in the June every branch of skilled labor obtained from two to issue of the American Business Man. After the fol
three times the normal rate of wages, and even for lowing introductory bead lines the writer says:
unskilled labot double the usual rates were necessary City on the Mississippi a Firm Believer in Advertising Itself
to obtain the needed help. and Its Manifold Advantages as a Commercial Center-Its “As a consequence, building operations of every Amazing Growth in Population and Structural Beauty Since kind were practically prohibited in the city and its the World's Fair-Far Reaching Plans of the Buyers' Club
environs. Even if a property owner was willing to to Attract Merchants to the City-Huge, Costly Structure Planned for Their Convenience.
pay the rate of wages that had been established by the "There is probably no city in the West which makes,
Fair and could obtain the labor, the prices of all and makes successfully, such strenuous efforts to at
kinds of building material had reached staggering tract business to its merchants, as does St. Louis. proportions. The few buildings that were put up The near proximity of Chicago does not daunt the
under these conditions cost appalling figures, and St. Louis man; he figures that in certain respects, he speculative activity was decisively checked. has an advantage over the Chicago man, and boldly
“Hence the suspended activities of St. Louis have pushes out into territory in search of trade that the
been booming since the close of the Exposition. The Chicagoan.considers peculiarly his own. Broadly
business section of the city has been practically transspeaking, the St. Lousian considers that his legiti- formed since that time, and skyscraper after skymate trade territory is bounded on the north by Can
scraper has gone up, until the sky line from the ada, on the east by Pennsylvania, on the west by Mississippi River looks like a section of New York Utah, while the entire south and a large part of
or Chicago. It is the same way in the residential Mexico are his natural heritage. The fact that Chi- portions. Acres and acres of land that were formerly cago is included within these geographical lines
destitute of a building of any character have been makes no difference in St. Louis; Chicago is as much
covered with beautiful dwellings, and the habitable a field for exploitation to the St. Louis merchant as
portion of the city has been pushed far out into what is Memphis, Tenn.
were formerly suburbs. Population has grown at a “It is doubtful if there is any city in the West surprising rate, and it is probable that the next which has made such rapid strides forward in the
census will show a million or over for the city. past four years as has St. Louis. Generally the fact
“As the city has grown its industries have also exthat a World's Fair has been held within a city's panded. St. Louis has always been a great commerborders has been sufficient to cast a blight over its
cial center, and the city is full of wealth. It was a advancement for several years later. It was so with
great trading point before Chicago existed, and wbile Philadelphia after the Centennial in 1876, and it was
Chicago checked its growth somewhat and cut into so with Chicago after 1893. But there was a reason
its trade, it never stopped it. It boasts today some for this depressed condition in both these cities which
of the largest commercial concerns in thc United
States. The Simmons Hardware Co., of St. Louis, did not exist at St. Louis. In both Philadelphia and has no rival of anywhere near its size; the Cupples Chicago previous to the opening of their exhibitions Woodenware Co. is the greatest in its line in the there was a wild speculation in land and buildings. country; the Meyer Brothers Drug 'Co. does more People flocked to them by the thousands and pre- the country, while the Hamilton Brown Shoe Co. and
business in its line than any other establishment in pared to reap a fortune in six months from the mil
otber firms in that line have made the city practically lions of visitors who were certain to come. The rush the center of that industry, and have wrested the of investors brought about an inflation of values and supremacy from New England, which has held it for a glut of buildings which after the close of the exhi- generations.
“The commercial bodies of St. Louis have always bitions were without occupants and caused a general
been good advertisers. The merchants composing depression in values, which it required some years to them not only believe in advertising their own wares, overcome.
but they believe in advertising their city. They have “At St. Louis this condition did not obtain. It was
striven to make it attractive to buyers and have held
out all kinds of inducements to attract them there. not, however, because there was any lack of disposi- Each one of the army of drummers that traverses the tion on the part of its citizens to make similar specu- country for St. Lonis houses is an advertising agent lative ventures, or because the prospect was not an for the city also. If a mercantile house sends out a alluring one to the thousands of speculators who
bill to a customer, the envelope will also contain
some literature expatiating on tbe attractions of St. always see in World's Fairs the stepping stone to easy
Louis and the advantages that it offers to the small fortune. It was due to entirely different causes. merchant in the way of trading facilities and social
"At the time the St. Louis Exhibition was planned enjoyments. These commercial bodies are expendand during the four years required for its construc
ing $100,000 a year on just such advertising, and the
result is that St. Louis is one of the best boomed tion, the country was on the high level of prosperity. business cities in the country and it is reaping its Labor was fully employed in every line of industry, legitimate reward.”
Mrs. James G. Baker, of Fairfield, Ill., died, June Clark—Mohan.-John L. Clark, of Seneca, and 22. She was the wife of a prominent pharmacist of Miss Lizzie Mohan, of Easton, Kan., were married that city and one of the esteemed ladies of the com- June 9. He is a prominent business map of Seneca munity.
and popular in social circles. J. S. Bugg, died at Morganfield, Ky., March 8, 1908. Cutting out the Requests for Contributions.-At its Uremia was the immediate cause of death, although
coming convention the expenses of the New York Ph. he has suffered with rheumatism since 1895. He was
A. will be financed with the funds voted by local orborn January 15, 1848, and had been in the drug busi
ganizations and there will be no requests for manuness for many years. He was a Mason and highly es
facturers or wholesalers to chip in to pay the freight. teemed by all who knew him.
The N. A. R. D., also, has come to the conclusion, so Carl Engel died suddenly of heart disease at his
far as it can at present through the sentiment of its home in Manhattan, Kansas, June 10. He was born
executive committee, that the manufacturers and jobin Zonsdorf, Germany, October 30, 1844. With his
bers ought not to be placed in a position where they family he located in Watertown, Wis., when eleven cannot refuse to pay towards the expenses of enteryears old. When sixteen years of age, he went to
taining the delegates at the annual conventions. For Milwaukee and learned the printing business. In this reason, the plans for the Atlantic City convention 1865 he located at Leavenworth, Kansas, and a year of the N. A. R. D. do pot so far provide for “enterlater moved to Manhattan. He first opened a general tainment,” but there will be plenty of it and the delestore and later gave particular attention to the drug gates need not feel that they are under obligation to business.
anybody for enforced contributions. James L. Hazlett, of Hearne, Tex., fell from a car on There is absolutely no legitimate reason why the
the figure 8, at Electric Park, annual convention of the N. A. R. D., tbe N. W. D. A., Galveston, while attending the State Pharmaceutical associations or the meetings the state association meet- of local associations should be made the occasions for ing. He sustained injuries soliciting contributions from anybody who has busiwhich resulted in his death. ness relations with the members of the organizations. He was one of the promi- The money paid over in these instances is never given nent, active and always at- with a free heart and eventually the recipients of the tentive members of the state tribute, if we may call it that, must pay the cost. The association and will be great- druggists of the United States are not beggars and ly missed from the annual now that the example has been set for them there is conventions. Before enter- no reason for continuing to let a few persist in tactics ing the drug business on his which discredit the great majority. Programmes with
own account at Hearne, Mr. out advertisements are so inexpensive and in so much JAMES L. HAZLETT.
Hazlett was with the Meyer better taste there is no reason for mixing trade with Brothers Drug Co., at Dallas, Tex., and previous to pleasure and mental edification-especially when the that, with the home firm at St. Louis.
thing is done at the cost of the self-respect of a majority Dan T. Woolridge, of Boonville, Mo., whose of those who are presumed to be benefited, while the death was recorded in the
men who pay the freight view the whole proceeding MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST
with ill-disguised contempt.-[ Pharmaceutical Era. for June, was one of the sixtytwo Missouri pharmacists who
We Predict: met at White's Hall, Sedalia,
That within three months the largest crops ever October 29, 1879, and organized
raised in Texas will begin coming on the market, and the Missouri Pharmaceutical
the last four months of 1908 and the first two months Association.
of 1909 the railroads will be congested with ship
ments. Mrs. Edward Bramsch, wife
There is a rich harvest in store for the merchants,
а of the prosperous druggist at
jobbers and manufacturers who are prepared to do
business this fall and winter. Twenty-second Street and St.
Do not wait until fall to prepare for the enormous Louis Avenue, St. Louis, died
business which is sure to come, or you will make an recently and the bereaved
expensive mistake. husband has the sympathy of
Start Now. his many friends.
Your confidence in Imperial Texas should be such that during the dull months you should be getting
ready to handle a greater business this fall and We must use no words that we are not prepared to winter than ever before.-[ Trade League Journal, back up with deeds.—[Theodore Roosevelt. Dallas, Tex., June, 1908.
DAN T. WOOLRIDGE.
A Portion of the Mo. Ph. A. Convention, June, 1908, in front of the Minnewawa Hotel, Pertle Springs. Warrensburg.
MISSOURI PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION.
Attendance Large and Work and Interest up to the Standard of the 1907 Meeting.
U. S. P. and N. F. Propaganda, U. S. P. Revision and the Control of Itinerant Venders the Principal
Re-registration Considered Necessary in Missouri. Charles Gietner Endorsed for Re-appointment on the Board of Pharmacy.
Association May Not Return to Pertle Springs in 1909.
Thirtieth Annual Meeting of. Missouri Pharmaceutical Association Attended by F. R. Dimmitt and P. H. Franklin, two of the
Association Holds its Seventeenth Annual Meeting and Elects Ed. Hunter President.
Date of 1909 Meeting. This will be the third Tuesday in June.
Place of 1909 Meeting. The following committee was instructed to select the location for the 1909 meeting: Francis Hemm, chairman, St. Louis; Wm. Mittlebach, Boonville; D. V. Whitney, Kansas City; Dr. A. H. P. Ohning, New Hampton; Louis Grother, Cole Camp.
Mo. Ph. A. T. A. Officers, for 1908-9: President, H. C. Jeffries, Kansas City; First Vice-President, Till T. Duncan, St. Louis; Second Vice-President, D. R. Dunavan, Kansas City; Third Vice-President, John Baer, Boonville; Secretary, Oscar H. Ott, Sedalia; Treasurer, Adolph C. Meyer, St. Louis; Ass't Treasurer, Ed. G. Orear, Maryville.
Council:-Dan Liddy, Kansas City; Ed Hunter, Kansas City; C. M. Coon, Kansas City; Geo. Parsons, Kansas City.
Meetings and Conventions at Pertle Springs in 1908. — Missouri State Pharmaceutical Association, June 7 to 12. Young People's Missionary Movement, June 12 to 20. State Epworth League, July 11 to 18. Missouri Baptist Assembly, July 19 to 26. Missouri Bar Association, September 10 to 12. Pertle Springs Fair, September 15 to 18.
Twenty-five Years of Continuous Membership entitles a person to become a life-member of the Mo. Ph. A. The following were reported in this list by Treasurer Mittelbach:
Solomon Boehm, W. C. Bolm, Henry Fischer, Chas. Gietner, J. M. Good, W. P. Hagee, Francis Hemm, Dr. GH. Chas. Klie, Ernst Riecker, H. F. A. Spilker, W. W. Thornton, F. A. Uhlich, Dr. H. M. Whelpley, all of St. Louis; J. F. Llewellyn, Mexico.
The Mo. Ph. T. A. Retiring Officers were:
Council.-B. S. Hubbard, Will Berryman, J. C. Stradal, C. W. Loomis.
Mo, Ph. A. Officers for 1908-9: President, D. V. Whitney, Kansas City; first vice-president, Wm. K. Illhardt, St. Louis; second vice-president, Anton Bur.
Retiring President, J. V. Murray, Warrensburg. venich, St. Joseph; third vice-president, H. 0. A. Huegel, St. Louis; treasurer, Wm. Mittlebach, Boonville; secretary, H. M. Whelpley, St. Louis; assistant secretary, J. C. Thumser, St. Louis.
Council.- A. Brandenberger, Jefferson City; J. F. Llewellyn, Mexico; L. A. Seitz, St. Louis; Ed. G. Orear, Maryville; Otto F. Claus, secretary, St. Louis.
Exhibits at the Mo. Ph. A. meeting made their appearance this
year for the first time during several years past.
F. C. Whitman, of Warrensburg, chairman of the committee on exhibits, reported the following:
Iron-Kola, St. Louis.
Third Vice-President, Anton Burvenich, St. Joseph.
Treasurer, William Mittelbach, Boonville.
Permanent Secretary, Dr. H. M. Whelpley, St. Louis.
Assistant Secretary, A. F. Zimmerschild, Kansas City.
Local Secretary, T. A. Montgomery, Warrensburg:
Council.-L. A. Seitz, chairman, St. Louis; A. Brandenberger,
Louis; Paul L. Hess, Kansas City; Ed. G. Schroers, St. Joseph. next year, but there seems to be a desire among some
The president, permanent secretary and treasurer are memof the druggists to take the meeting away from Pertle. bers ex-officio. But those familiar with the success the association Mo. Ph. A. New Members, 1907-8 : has had from year to year while meeting here are Althoff, A. J., Higginsville. much averse to any change and think the association Brummall, L. Don., Salisbury. will make a mistake. The secretary says there is not
Carter, Dorao R., Holden.
Frey, Jacob J., No. 2744 Cass Avenue, St. Louis. a place in the state equal to Pertle Springs for a meet
Grabenschroer, Fred W., No. 4248 Hunt Avenue, St. Louis.
Kinder Linwood U., No. 2201 E. Eighteenth Street, Kansas City.
Pharmacists in the Employ of the United States have long attracted the attention of the A. Ph. A. state associations and the N. A. R. D. On motion by Francis Hemm the following resolutions were adopted at the recent meeting of the Mo. Ph. A.
WHEREAS, Progress in all branches of science of niedicine is necessary for the safeguarding of the public health, and
Whereas, The safeguarding of the public health is an important duty of governments, therefore be it
Resolved, that the members of the Missouri Pharmaceutical Association in meeting assembled, heartily endorse the efforts that are now being made to improve the medical service of the army, navy and the public health and Marine Hospital services of the United States.
Resolved, That we particularly endorse the measure known as “H. R. 16091,” entitled "A bill to regulate the appointment of
pharmacists in the public health and Marine Hospital service of The Mendelssoho Quartet has received almost sufficient the United States, and to fix their pay and allowance,” believing practical experience to be entitled to registration in Missouri. that the enactment of this bill into law would result in improvThe members are always welcome and add much to the enter- ing the status of the pharmacists engaged in this service and a tainment feature of the conventions. In the above picture, we corresponding improvement in the service itself. have; standing to the left, Edward Zaenglin; seated in the Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the presicenter, Theo. Westhus; seated to the right in the front, J. C. dent of the United States, to the secretary of the treasury and to Lavine; seated to the right, rear, J. C. McConnell.
the surgeon general of the public health and Marine Hospital
service of the United States.
Report of the Mo. Ph. A. Committee on Papers
and Queries. We have diligently bestirred ourselves Brandenberger, W.C. Bender, Dr. Otto F. Claus, Frank
for several months past, endeavoring to secure con-
Your committee also called special attention to the
association medals, which are offered for valuable and
In submitting questions to elicit papers we thought
we would try the scheme of concentration of effort on Second Vice-President, Wm. K. Ilhardt, St. Louis,
only a few and submitted the following: