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The American Druggists' Fire Insurance Company was osophy full of applicants for registration waiting for
represented by Frank H. De Cou, of Kansas City, who his official attention.
spoke in an able manner relative to the merits of that

Charles E. Meyer, Ph. G., of St. Charles, graduated firm.

in 1883 and is a druggist of the “pharmaceutical” C. C. Phillips, proprietor of the Opera House Drug type. He is a new and will beco ne a valuable memStore, of Maitland, was unable to attend the meeting ber of the Mo. Ph. A. but sent in his application and will be elected by the Murt J. Hackett, representing the Vicente Portuondo council.

Co., of Philadelphia, makers of the “V-P” cigars was Ambrose Mueller demonstrated before the association back again this year. He is a live wire, and makes the points made in his paper on “Prescription Coun- friends wherever he goes. ter Experience.” Demonstrations add to the interest

L. M. Smith, president of the C. D. Smith Drug Co.,

St. Joseph, Mo., was a delegate from the N. W. D. A.
P. H. Franklin, of Marshall, accompanied by his wife, but, owing to a recent attack of rheumatism, was un-
was among the well known members present. Dr. able to attend the meeting.
Franklin has been a member of the association for

One Negro applied for the board examination but thirty years.

could not comply with all of the requirements of the Memorial Hour was observed as usual. F. R. Dim- affidavit. Quite a number of negroes are registered mitt, of Kansas City, called attention to the active as pharmacists in Missouri. life and good work of the late George J. Eyssell and Paul L. Hess, of Kansas City, missed the meeting H. W. Evans.

through no fault of his own. Business complications on account of difficulty in renewing a lease demanded his attention in Kansas City.

H. J. Nie, of Kansas City, representing the Douglass Candy Co., of St. Joseph, was a very popular attendant. He presented each lady at the banquet with a package of Douglass' fine chocolates.

The Attendance Saturday, Sunday and Monday was not quite up to the average number of early comers, but Tuesday brought a crowd and the record compares favorably with previous years.

Politics Plays but a minor part in the Mo. Ph. A. Perhaps this explains the sentiment which prevented candidates for state offices from receiving an invitation to address the association.

Last Year ninety new members were elected; this year twenty-two. The difference is due to the unfortunate conditions which prevented the committee on membership from being active this year.

Never Before in the history of the Mo. Ph. A. has the Committee on Time and Place of Meeting encountered such a difficult and perplexing problem, as that of

selecting a place of meeting for 1909. President Dan Liddy and Founder Ed. G. Orear, of the I Would Like to see the Mo. Ph. A. take some steps Missouri Pharmaceutical Travelers' Association.

towards having the legislature pass a law to make the That Chump would not talk to me, said a criticising medicine vending wagons pay a heavy license, thus candidate for registration when referring to his neigh

wrote R. G. McGibbon, of Wellsville. bor at the examination. The “chump" passed but the

W. S. Amos, chemist for the McPike Drug Co., of speaker did not.

Kansas City, was present for the first time this year. A Lucky Unlucky Day was the title of a one act farce

He took an active part in the discussion and concomedy by H. O. A. Huegel. The author showed

tributed to the success of the meeting. talent as a playwright, and also a technical knowledge

William Leach returned after an absence of several of farce comedies.

years. He is a prominent salesman and this year conAll Short Cuts to health, wealth, happiness, or Para- tributed to the entertainment by introducing the dise, may, as Elbert Hubbard says, be frauds, but a violin soloist, Miss Marie Schneeweiss. week at a Mo. Ph. A. convention is a wonderful health The Reinstated Members of the Mo. Ph. A. this year giving experience.

are as follows: A. H. Koch, 2401 North Jefferson It Was a Busy Day for Chas. Gietner, secretary of the Avenue, St. Louis, C. R. Judge, St. Louis, and C. E. board of pharmacy when he found the Hall of Phil- Zinn, 300 West Ninth Street, Kansas City.




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chip of the old block and, while still of tender years, MISSOURI PHARMACISTS. took an active part in all of the entertainment which

he could enter. Missouri Pharmaceutical Association, Pertle Springs, The Badges this year were particularly attractive and June 9 to 12, 1908.

suggestive of the calling of the prescription pharma

cist and the salesman. The Mo. Ph. A. badge bore a Spray From Pertle Springs.

pill tile, while the Mo. Ph. T. A. badge had an order “Extra Live,” looked peculiar in the proof of an book attached. article read at the Pertle Springs meeting until the F. R. Dimmitt is entitled to the distinction of being author discovered that the printer had thus translated called the father of the Mo. Ph. A. He originated his manuscript for the word “extractive."

the idea and issued postal cards which brought Colonel J. H. Christopher, proprietor of Pertle Springs, together a conference at Columbia, which resulted in is a wonderful host, and admired by all who know the organization. him. In his big hearted way he wishes the Mo. Ph. The Business and Scientific Sessions are held daily, from A. success, no matter where it meets in 1909.

10 to 12 a. m., and 2 to 4 p. m. No entertainments take Chadwick Brandenberger was announced on the enter- place during those hours. Thus, the two features of tainment program as the sweet child singer. We the meeting run on scheduled time without interfering might add that he is talented and attracted the atten- with each other. tion of all who met him during the convention.

A. Brandenberger, Ph. G., moves around the room during examinations quietly looking after the board of pharmacy work like the old veteran that he is for he is the senior board member in point of service.

Ed. Hunter, of Kansas City, represents the Rothenberg & Schloss Cigar Co. He also represents a successful type of salesmen. He has recently enlarged his territory and now visits a portion of Arkansas.

Three Years Behind with annual dues places a member on the suspension list. The association regrets to see any one resign, but feels that when a member gives up the association he should first pay his dues to date.

Charles Wagner thanked his lucky stars that he left his bride at home when he heard the band strike up a lively air and the entire assemblage joined in the chorus as a bridal couple entered the crowded diningroom.

President J. V. Murray demonstrated to the satisfaction of everyone that he was the right man in the

Chas. Wagoner and J.C. Thumser receiving instructions right place. His influence and effective work toward from Chairman W. H. Lamont, of the Entertainment Com• making the meeting a great success was felt every

mittee. where.

Henry O. A. Huegel, chairman of the Entertainment Dr. C. N. McAllister, of the state normal, delivered the

Committee, submitted an interesting written report, welcome address to the visitors and his timely re

but the proof of the pudding was in the eating, and marks and hearty welcome to hundreds of visitors it was the enjoyment of the entertainment which the present was received by everyone with generous ap- members present most appreciated. plause.

It Seldom Happens that any one is elected to office Charles L. Wright says he missed the wisdom and the unless present at the meeting, thus, it is a particular pleasure of the convention. Having lost three of his honor for William K. Ilhardt to become first viceclerks recently, he is busy breaking in new ones. president, and Anton Burvenich second vice-presiSuch is the fate of a man with a large and prosperous dent, as neither were able to attend the meeting. business.

George R. Parsons is an automatic story teller. When Physician to the Convention, was Otto F. Claus, who his wife is present, the cherry story is out of sight, was prompt in attention and skilled in service. Dr. but when Mrs. Parsons remains at home, that cherry Claus says that it would add to the pleasure of the tree is to blame for it. We wonder if this George is practice of medicine if he could always have a conven- related to the other George who had a cherry tree. tion on hand.

Prof. Francis Hemm responded on the behalf of the Martin J. Noll is a detective of fame who caught a association to the address of welcome by Dr. McAllisman robbing the mail box. His son, Raymond, is a ter. Vice-President D. V. Whitney occupied the chair


as President Murray delivered his address. Prof. weiser, ham, cheese and tongue sandwiches, Bayle's Whitney was simply getting in practice for the work salted peanuts, Douglas' chocolates, Lowney chocobefore him next year as president.

lates, Colgan's taffy tolu, and cigars by Stickney and Theodore F.Hagenow, chairman of the entertainment Rothenberg & Schloss. committee last year, was unable to be present on ac. F. C. Whitman, of Warrensburg, won the A. McCourt count of the demands upon his time by the political | Label Cabinet containing 30,000 labels, presented by fences in St. Louis. As announced in the MEYER J. Frank Groman, southwestern manager of Atoha, BROTHERS DRUGGIST for June, Mr. Hagenow is a Oklahoma. It was given for guessing the nearest numcandidate for the state legislature.

ber of labels on a roll containing 330 labels. Mr. The Second Week in June is the most popular week of

Whitman's guess was 327. The award was made by 3 the year for conventions. The State Pharmaceutical lady judges, wives of traveling men. Associations, meeting at that time, this year, were: Charles L. Wright, of Webb City, chairman of the Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi and Committee on Legislation, reported that he had careWest Virginia. The Missouri Association sent tele- fully studied the pharmacy laws of Ohio, Wisconsin, grams of greeting to each one of the sister organiza- Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Minnetions.

sota, Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas. He finds that the Beal Model Phar

macy Law is the best model of all for Missouri to DRINK


Wagner's Country Skule was a success at the outdoor entertainment. C. W. Wagner was acting professor of a country school. Among his students were Henry 0. A. Huegel, L. A. Seitz, C. M. Cóon, Murt Hackett,

Henry Stolle and a number of other grown-ups, apIT'S NOT A LEM propriately dressed in early day style. It was a start

ling picture and everyone acted well the part of a foolish school boy or girl.

The Prizes Were Pretty Well Scattered among the members this year. Such would not have been the case had Oscar F. Heitmeyer, wife and son been present, for that family always causes the prizes to bunch in one locality. Mr. Heitmeyer explains that his son graduated with honors at the McKinley High School convention week, and, of course, he was excused from attendance at Pertle Springs.

Linking the Past With the Present is the pleasant effect

of the attendance at the meeting of some of those who Ironkola was represented by a new face and a new figure

have been present and continued their interest in the at the convention. It did not take Charles W. Smith long Mo. Ph. A. for almost a generation. At the 1908 to let you know that he represents the St. Louis Crystal meeting were F. R. Dimmitt and P. H. Franklin, both Water Co. and his efforts to present the many merits of

of whom helped organize the association thirty years Ironkola made him a prominent figure in the large convention.

ago. Dr. H. M. Pettit stepped in the year following. A Shot Which Was Heard around the world was fired J. F. Llewellyn joined in 1881. Francis Hemm, F. A. at the opening of the revolutionary war. We are re

Uhlich and H. M. Whelpley in 1883, so that a dozen minded of this when we realize the far-reaching effect

or more of those present at Pertle Springs this year

have been continuously active for more than a quarter of Prof. Francis Hemm's paper on the “Influence of

of a century Location of Meeting Upon the Membership of the Mo.

W. H. Lamont and C.W. Wagner Remembered.—During Ph. A.” The effect of the paper startled even the

the outdoor evening entertainment Judge W.T. Bland, author.

of the McPike Drug Co., took the platform and made Times Have Changed in the Mo. Ph. A. since the days

a very interesting and entertaining talk and very when the association work and entertainment were in highly complimented the committees having in charge the hands of A.T. Fleischmann, John S. Moffitt, Dr. C. the season's entertainment. He closed his remarks 0. Curtman, Dan Y. Wheeler, Taylor Blow, Dr. A. H.

by presenting Chas. Wagner, the newly married Ahlbrandt, F. W. Sennewald, Dr. F. L. James, and a individual and German comedian, with a fine bedfew others all of whom are now recorded in the list of

room set and W. H. Lamont with a fine watch and deceased members.

chain for their efforts to please everyone and as a Everybody Voted “Budweiser Night” a most delightful token of the high regard in which they are held by event in the history of the association. The follow- the two associations. Both gentlemen responded in ing menu was served: Ironkola, Orangeade, Bud- their usual happy manner.

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meetings alone are very interesting. I don't think MISSOURI PHARMACISTS.

they will ever find a place where so much out of door enjoyment can be had as at Pertle Springs, there are

plenty of hills to climb, the large lake for some to go Missouri Pharmaceutical Association, Pertle Springs, June 9 to 12, 1908.

fishing, and the others to take the young ladies, of which there is always a nice crowd, boating. One

amusing instance was one night when after the show, The Convention as seen by Some of Those Who

six couples walked up to the root beer stand and asked Were There.

Mr. P. who was behind the bar for a root beer. One

of the young ladies asked if they couldn't have a mug Dr. E. L. Rhodes, Lincoln, Mo.-My son, C. C. Rhodes to take home. He said, “Certainly not.” “Well,” and I are both members of the Mo. Ph. A. and enjoyed she said, "If we can't before you leave this place you the Pertle Springs meeting. It was a successful oc- will get soused in the lake.” You ought to have seen casion in every particular.

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say, “Come back the last after

noon and get one.” The young ladies did not forget Walter G. Slusher, Kansas City.--I attended the meet

to come back. ing and found it very profitable to me in a business way as well as from a social stand point. My advice H. W. Servant, Sedalia.—The convention seemed to to all druggists of Missouri is to join the association, me, as it has seemed for many years, one of the not get away from business once a year and have one good overly many good things that the Missouri state time. I suggest Carthage as the meeting place for 1909. druggists have the privilege and opportunity of enjoy

ing. This year's convention was one of the most W. C. Bender, St. Joseph.-As an investment, attend

profitable of all and one bringing out in its sessions ing the Mo. Ph. A. is a good one. Any druggist who

many good things that sbould and will prove valuaattends the meet will receive a good 10% on what he

ble to those in attendance. The nice talks and good learns on N. F. and U. S. P. products, besides having papers read, were worth the trip and the time taken a royal good time. You will find that the M. T. P. A.

to attend the convention, to say nothing of the excelare a fine lot of fellows. I am in favor of moving the

lent entertainment afforded, or the beautiful and subplace of meeting and trying to increase the member

stantial prizes offered and given. ship, but personally I like Pertle Springs.

Our Warrensburg friends (the druggists especially, R. B. Tilley, Columbia, Mo.-I became a member of and the people and the town in general) were exceedthe Mo. Ph. A. in 1907; and attended the meeting that ingly nice to us during the convention. They have year for the first time. I enjoyed the meeting very helped to make our Pertle Springs meetings the much, my wife was with me and spoke very highly of pleasant events they have been. Also the Warrensthe entertainment furnished by the ladies of the As- burg papers have been quite clever to us. The Star sociation. The meeting of '08 seemed to me to be as full especially, with Mr. McBride taking notes, has shown of enthusiasm as the meeting of '07, if not a little more us in print in a very courteous way. The June, 1908, so. The papers were very interesting indeed, and convention at Pertle was like every year's conventaking it all in all, I believe that I enjoyed the meeting tion at Pertle. It was full of fun, full of happinessof '08 more than I did last year.

made up of good people who were glad they were I consider Pertle Springs an ideal resort so far as there, and who will, I'm sure, gladly meet together location goes. I believe the committee having the year after year for years to come. location in charge will not make any mistake in mak- About the meeting place for 1909 I have talked to ing a change next year, and see what the result will several druggists and almost every one were hopeful be; it might increase the membership, as the druggist's of the convention meeting at least one more year bein other localities might become interested in the As

fore changing. It certainly is an excellent place for sociation, who now take no interest in it at all. I our members to gather. It is just the right distance think Maryville in the extreme north-western part of from a good town. The druggists go to the Springs the state or Carthage in the extreme south-western and stay there till they feel they must go home. They part of the state, would be good locations for the next

are more concentrated than they would be in any meeting, so you may count me for Maryville first and

other probable meeting place offering any thing like Carthage second.

as good accomodations. Lets shake hands again next Jean Jantzen, St Louis. Having been to the last three year at Pertle with each other and with the Messrs. meetings at Pertle Springs, I must say that each time Christopher and with Julian V. Murray and Frank it made such an impression upon me that before leav- W. Robinson and Tom B. Montgomery and John E. ing, I actually promised to be at the next.

Chark and Fred F. Miller and Fred C. Whitman If some of the druggists old or young that have and all the other druggists, druggists' wives, daughnever attended, would pick up and go to one of the con- ters and sons and clerks, and with “Texas," ail of ventions, they would never get through talking about it, whom have aided in our pleasure several days in each for there is something doing every minute and they year for many years, and all of whom like us, and surely would get a great many more interested. The like to have us with them.

Wm. Mittelbach, Boonville, Mo.-For the past nine a committee to receive invitations from other places years our association has met at Pertle Springs, and before locating the 1909 meeting, did a wise thing, those in attendance have very much enjoyed the and I expect to see a general awakening all over the beautiful surroundings of that beautiful spot in our state in the interests of the association. The recent state. It has really been a vacation in the strict drummers' meeting at Mexico, proves the wisdom in sense of the word to us all while there these many a state organization moving about from one section to years, and were this annual gathering of the pharma- another. Hardly had it been decided that their 1909 cists of the state primarily intended for an outing, I meeting would be at Clinton, south of the river, when would say let us make it the permanent home of the their membership was increased by 200 of those association. The objects of our association, however, traveling men living in the southwestern part of the are not for pleasure alone. The prime object, as I state. A spirited contest is being waged every year understand it, is to have a strong organization of the for these meetings of the drummers, and I believe pharmacists of Missouri, composed of the best and the same thing will occur when it is once known that most active men in the business in all parts of the the Missouri Pharmaceutical Association is going to state, and thus be in a position to make the wants and move about from place to place. The committee on needs of our vocation known and be able to secure place of meeting is ready to receive invitations for such legislation and the enforcement of pharmacy the 1909 meeting. So get busy. laws as will benefit our business most. This being the case our membership should be distributed all Last of the Pen Makers.-By the death of Mr. over the state. The northern and the southern sec- Joseph Gillott which occurred last year, the last surtions of the state are barely represented at all. Here vivor of a famous pen-making family has been reand there a member, but not what we can reasonably moved. His father was the inventor of steel pens, and expect. It is the duty of the association to reach out the first to introduce their manufacture into Birmingfor a larger and stronger membership, and to bring ham. Coming into Birmingham from Sheffield in 1822, this about, it is the opinion of the writer that we Mr. Gillott, Sr., obtained employment as a buckle should meet in those sections of the state where we maker, and saving a little money he commenced operhave never met before. Let us move about and go ations on his own account in a small garret in Bread after those men in the business that have never taken Street. The idea of making steel pens is said to have part in our work. I believe by going to them we will been conveyed to him by his sweetheart, Miss Mitchell, not only be welcome, but will enroll a large number whose brothers were making experiments in this direcof them, and thus interest the whole state in our tion. The story goes that he finished and sold for work. The association, in delegating its authority to £7 4s, a gross of pens on the morning of his marriage.



Fred R. Dimmitt, Kansas City, the first secretary of the Mo. Ph. A., P. H. Franklin, Marshall, the first treasurer, and Dr. H.M. Pettit, Carrollton, one of the first members of the Mo. Ph. A., are represented in the above picture, taken at Pertle Springs meeting. June, 1908.-(Photo by Stone, Warrensburg.

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