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WILBUR H. CROSS.
Potassium Chlorate.-Advanced to 139 to 15c. with 19, 26, 29 and 42 cent prices, that it is best to rePotassium lodide.- Declined; basis, $2.15.
vise the list and adopt as far as possible even figures, Root, Marshmallow.-Advanced to 30 to 38c. such as 15, 20, 25, 30, etc. The most vital point conGolden Seal.—Declined to $2.40; powd., $2.60. nected with this matter is a feeling on the part of many Snake, Canada.-Declined to 30c; powd., 35c. druggists that prices should be made lower instead
Sal Glauber, Dried, Powder.—Declined; bbls., $1.25, of higher and it is within the range of possibilities to 5 to 6c, in a small way.
that the new committee will report twenty-five cent Seed, Cardamon.-Advanced; extra, 90c to $1.10, as Castoria. The committee in charge consists of V. D. to quantity; No. 1, to 80 to 950.
Johnson, E. A. Wolff, Charles Judge, John R. Raboteau, Shellac.- Quotably lower; V. S. O., in cases, 45 to A. G. Enderle, Charles W. J. Hahn, A. W. Pauley, 56c; Octagon B., 404 to 5lc; Double Triangle G., 34 to Martin J. Noll, E. M. Pirner, E. A. Sennewald and 45c; T. N. Tough, 28 to 39c; bright, 29 to 40c; bleached, Charles Renner. bbls., 29 to 45c; ground, 35 to 50c. Sodium Benzoate.-- Declined; powd., 39 to 49c;
Wilbur H. Cross, general western representative of
the Bromo-Lithia Company, granular, 38 to 48c. Strychnine.-Declined; Alkaloid, $1.10; Sulphate,
Philadelphia, whose work is $1.05; $s 20c higher.
referred to in another colGlassware.-Bottle factories are now in full blast
umn of this journal, is fast and there has been a recession in quotable figures;
gaining the confidence of the Pearl ovals, quotable in case lots, 75 and 5%; b-case
drug trade of this city. Mr.
Cross has been with the lots, 75 and 10%; 25-case lots, 75, 10 and 5%. Baltimore ovals, brandy finish, 75, 10 and 5%; 5-case lots, 80%;
Bromo-Lithia Company 25-case lots, 80 and 5%. Comet ovals, 80 and 20%; 25
since its incorporation some case lots, 85 and 10%; 50-case lots, 85 and 20%.
four years ago, and has Window Glass.—Business is very satisfactory,
made friends for them in though prices are unchanged; both single and double
seventeen states. quotable at a discount of 90 and 20%.
His headquarters are at Turpentine.-We note a net change of lc; bbls., 42c;
the Missouri Athletic Club, 10-gal. cans, 54c; 5-gal. cans, 58c, packages inclusive.
where any correspon
dence to Bromo-Lithia may
be addressed. ST. LOUIS LOCALS.
Missouri Pharmacists Ready For the State LegThe North Missouri Pharmacists will have an op- islature. -A conference was held at the St. Louis Colportunity of sending their apprentices to a board of lege of Pharmacy in October, attended by the officers, pharmacy examination in their immediate vicinity, faculty and trustees of that institution, the Missouri Monday, December 14, at 9 a. m. For further infor
Board of Pharmacy and representatives of the commation, address the secretary, Charles Gietner, 203
mittee on Legislation of the state association. The South Broadway, St. Louis, Mo.
Kansas City College of Pharmacy appointed a deleEbert Anniversary.-On November 20, 1908, occurs gate, who, unfortunately was not able to attend. This the second anniversary of the death of Albert Ethel meeting appointed a special committee consisting of bert Ebert. This day will be quite generally observed Charles L. Wright, Webb City (chairman), Prof. D. V. by the colleges of pharmacy which received portraits Whitney, of the Kansas City College of Pharmacy; A. of Ebert from the Buard of Trustees of the U. S. P. Brandenberger, Jefferson City, and Prof. J. M. Good, convention. We understand that the anniversary will of St. Louis, to prepare a pharmacy bill and submit it be made the occasion, in some schools at least, of giv- to the pharmacists of Missouri for comment before it ing the students a better idea of the character and ex- reaches the legislature. The general feeling is to be tent of work by prominent pharmacists of the past and conservative and to keep entirely away from the liquor present day. The first anniversary of Ebert assumed question, leaving the control of that traffic entirely to a more personal character, but, if the custom is to be the dram shop legislation. The St. Louis R. D. A., continued of observing November 20 as Ebert Day, it and the Cinchona Club of St. Louis, each voted $50.00 can very appropriately be made to assume a broader for the use of this committee. character and help to educate the rising generation of pharmacists in an appreciation of professional pharmacy in the widest sense of that term.
"This is the apple, large and round,
At the top of the barrel always found. Are Cut Rate Prices Worn Out?—The St. Louis
“This is the apple, small and mean, R. D. A. held one of the most interesting meetings in
Always at the bottom seen." its history during October. It was one in which prices
In drugs, as fashions, the same rule will hold were discussed in earnest and the prevailing sentiment
Alike fantastic if too new or old;
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, seemed to be that the price list needs overhauling.
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Some argued that the public has long been familiar
-[TROS. STEPHENSON, Ph. c.
KANSAS CITY DEPARTMENT.
-John W. Mathis, of Granite City, 11., died at his
T. E. Van Hoy has sold his store, Fifteenth and Dr. William F. Gray, aged eighty-five years, died Prospect, to Sam Wilson.
September 16. The doctor was a senior member of the J. H. Sims & Son have purchased the Brighton
firm of Dr. W. F. Gray & Co., at Nashville, Tenn. Pharmacy, Ninth and Brighton.
George Louis Muth, founder of the wholesale drug Smith & Chissell have purchased the store at 805
firm of Muth Brothers & Co., of Baltimore, Md., died Independence Avenue, from Theo. Smith.
October 10. He was senior member of the firm for H. E. Wilhelm, recently from Braymer, Mo., has many years and one of the most prominent figures in opened a new store at Twelfth and Brooklyn.
the wholesale drug trade of the country. F. A. Higley has purchased the store at Twelfth
Dr. Engelbert Voerster died at his home in St. and Penn, known as the A. S. Houck's Pharmacy.
Louis, October 26, at the age of sixty-six years. He
was at one time coroner of the city and has long been A. A. Mathews recently purchased the store, corner Rochester and Montgall Avenues, from J. J. Hunt- daughters survive him. One of the sons is a practi
a prominent figure in local politics. Six sons and two ington.
tioper of medicine. L. I. Rutter bought the store, 4718 East Twenty
Edmund Francis Lyndale Jenner died at his home seventh Street, from G. H. Richardson. G. H. Rich
at Higby, N. S., Canada, last September. He was a ardson also owns a store at 2339 Elmwood.
prominent pharmacist of that section of the country Paul Anderson, clerk for Hess & McCann, Eighth and exerted an influence for the betterment of his and Walnut Streets, has bought the store, corner
calling. He frequently contributed to medical as well Twenty-fourth and Brighton, from Dr. Cary.
as pharmaceutical journals. E. A. Williamson, colored, has opened an up-todate store at 1014 North Fifth Street, Kansas City, home in October, 1908. He was a graduate of the St. Kans., under the name of the Eureka Pharmacy. Louis College of Pharmacy, a prominent pharmacist
The Dolan-Luce Drug Co. is the name on the win- of his city and the funeral was the occasion of closing dows of a spick and span new store at 423 East several places of business during the afternoon. Mr. Eleventh Street, while another one called The Clary Mathis was a member of the school board and his Pharmacy, has been opened at Fifteenth and Locust. associates acted as pallbearers.
C. O. Cranston, of 348 North Tenth Street, Kansas Dr. J. T. Matson died at his home in Louisiana, City, Kans., has moved his stock and fixtures to Thir- Mo., recently at the age of eighty-seven years. He ty-ninth and Woodland, Kansas City, Mo., and will was one of the three surviving members of the Missouri open up a first-class pharmacy, complete in every Constitutional Convention and lived in St. Louis from detail.
1859 to 1864. He was a native of Pike Couniy, Mo. Cooper & Crosby, Twelfth and Highland, have
and the older citizens of St. Louis remember his acmoved their stock and fixtures across the street from tivity in politics during war times. their old stand, into a large, well-lighted room, and have fitted it up handsomely. It is, undoubtedly, the
MATRIMONIAL. neatest and best equipped residence neighborhood store in the city.
Moffatt-Litchen.--Henry Moffatt and Miss Emma Litchen were married at St. Joseph, Mo., September
26. Mr. Moffatt is a clerk at Schopflin's Pharmacy BIRTHS.
and the bride was connected with the Memorial Home. Johnson.—At the home of R. M. Johnson, Page and they will reside at 411 North Fifth Street, St. Joseph,
Mo. Walton Avenues, arrived, September 10, a little girl.
Broedemann-Moss.-On October 21, J. H. BroedeScholle.-A. Scholle, prescription clerk with A. W.
mann, the popular druggist of Twentieth and Penrose Pauley, Fourteenth and Madison Streets, is the proud Streets, was married at Staunton, Ill., to Miss Ellen father of twins.
Moss, of that city. Immediately after the wedding, Winklemann.-Last month another pill roller ar- they left on an extensive wedding trip of three or four rived at the home of C. E. Winklemann, who is owner weeks, visiting Niagara Falls, Buffalo, etc. of the Red Cross Pharmacy. He now has seven boys Newell-Blake. -James S. Newell and Miss Nettie enrolled. He is receiving congratulations and best | Blake were married at Ackley, O., in September. The wishes from his friends.
groom is a member of the drug firm of S. D. Breuning
& Co., and the bride is the daughter of a pioneer resiIt is Never too late to mend; but a man cannot ex- dent of the city. After an extended wedding tour Mr. pect to have a button sewed on much after midnight. and Mrs. Newell have returned to the city and are [Hebrew Standard.
Meyer Brothers Druggist
PUBLISHED MONTHLY IN THE INTERESTS OF THE ENTIRE DRUG TRADE.
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MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST
JOSBPH E. BUBER.
troit, editor of the Bulletin ceutical Association, was represented on the cover of
the MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST for November.
Place Yourself in the Customer's Position.—When
a customer is dissatisfied, try to place yourself in his today, which he presented
position and see whether you would be dissatisfied
under similar conditions.
Price List, Drugs, Page 15.
Bulletin for Buyers, Page 3.
Want Advertisements, Page 1. pharmaceutical organizations.
Index to Advertisements, Page 2.
HARRY B MASON.
ervation and care of human health and the interests which are common to physicians and pharmacists. If care is taken to put up for office only such physicians and pharmacists as are worthy as individuals and
command the respect and esteem of the community, Are You Ready For Prosperity?_We believe that the voters will learn to look to these two callings for pharmacists as a class were fully as well prepared, if candidates on whom they can depend for good judg. not better, than any other line of dealers for the recent ment and fair dealing. The time, no doubt, will come business depression which the country has experienced. when the president's cabinet will contain a medical Very few retail pharmacists failed in business. The officer and if pharmacists prove themselves worthy, pharmacist is cautious and prudent. The very nature
the cause of pharmacy will profit by having a friend of his calling makes him prepare for accidents and
at court. With the brief allotment of years which an renders him able to handle judiciously unexpected individual is privileged to enjoy, changes of a national conditions. When business became slow, the phar- character seem to come slowly, but in national affairs macists were ready to cut down expenses and to guard
we must not measure the progress of events from the business in such a way that the income would ineet personal point of view. The pharmacists of the United the out-go.
States are better organized to-day than ever before Now that the election is over and those interested in and they are urged to take advantage of the opporcommercial industries are preparing to compete with tunity brought about by an increased number of local, each other for supremacy in trade with all of the vigor state and government officials who are pharmacists to which was evidenced by contestants in the political guard against unjust legislation and secure the enactcampaign, we feel that pharmacists should be among
ment of laws which will benefit the public at large and the very first to respond to the touch of the spring
secure the most satisfactory conditions possible for the which starts business on the high-road to prosperity. calling of pharmacy. The country in general is in excellent condition, with Must Sell Merchandise.—The professional side of good crops, seasonable weather, and the absence of de- pharmacy is developing and educational requirements structive storms, devastating floods or scourging are being advanced in order to place the calling upon diseases. The political situation is satisfactory to the a professional basis. Pharmacists watch with interest multitude as evidenced by the popular vote.
the progress made in the medical profession and by Now is the time for pharmacists to prepare for pros- dentists. We must not forget, however, that pharmacy perity. They should not be reckless but simply en- is a calling which can never become entirely proterprising. They should stock up judiciously with the fessional. The sale of goods must be the source of a best of goods and those that are salable. Pharmacists large proportion of the revenue of even the most ethihave in their ranks very few croakers and no attention cal and professional drug stores. These goods must should be paid to the small number of pessimists. It be sold at a profit and competition met in the same is not necessary to wait until every one is convinced manner that it is in other lines of merchandising. that it is the time for prosperity. There is just as The physician has his professional reputation and much danger of being ruined by prosperity coming un- special skill as capital and is not called upon to merexpected as there is of bankruptcy from dull times chandise. The same is true of the dentists and the when the pharmacist is not prepared for such condi- veterinary surgeon. At one time, it looked as if tions. In fact, prosperity will run over and leave be- pharmacy would be separated into two divisions, one hind the slow, old fogy merchant and bring plenty to occupied by persons exercisiog nothing but profesthose who are enterprising and ready to keep up with sional skill and selling only such merchandise as rethe race in business life.
quires special training and integrity to handle, the Horace Greeley said that the way to resume specie other class doing a general drug merchandising busipayment is to resume. The way to revive business is ness. It is not necessary to look beyond the boundato at once revive it and not wait for your neighbors to ries of any large city to see that this condition is out of show you that you are behind the times.
the question, and the colleges of pharmacy are recogThe Panorama of Politics has passed an exciting nizing the inevitable, by teaching their students bow scene in the shifting of the stage settings and the lo buy and how to sell all lines of goods actually kept country again settles down for four years of routine in a busy drug store. Now, that the season for lawlife. The result of the recent election is generally making is at hand, it will be well for the committees satisfactory and we may expect a continuation of the
on pharmaceutical legislation to bear in mind the improvement in business which follows a presidential actual condition of affairs, and not attempt legislation election. It is gratifying to find that pharmacists and
to control conditions that ought to be, rather than conphysicians bave taken more interest in politics than
ditions that really exist. In other words, do not forever before. We refer to an interest based on their get that the pharmacist is also a merchant. calling and among the new officials will be found a Greater Publicity For Pharmacopæial Affairs.fair representation from both medicine and pharmacy. When the work of preparing a pharmacopoeia for the This means that a due regard will be given the pres- United States of America began in 1818 and 1819, only a few persons were actively interested in the move- porated and in continuous existence for at least five ment and the plan which gradually developed for re- years previous to 1910. The board of trustees in order vising the pharmacopeia partook largely of the nature to facilitate the work of the committee on credentials of a private enterprise. Pharmacopoeial revision com- has requested each institution and association to send mittees have conducted their affairs with what seemed to the secretary of the board, Dr. Murray Galt Motter, to many as secrecy. The members of the committee Washington, D. C., the date of incorporation, the have been obligated to carefully guard correspondence communication to bear the seal of the institution and and to especially avoid giving publicity to discussions to be properly signed. We are requested to state that among the members of the committee on revision. a number of association and school officers have misThis was but a natural outgrowth of environments. understood the request and neglected to comply with With the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act, the all of the provisions. This misunderstanding testifies influence of the Pharmacopoeia has been extended far to the wisdom of the board of trustees in thus taking beyond the dreams of its most ardent supporters and action early so that plenty of time remains in which interests which were formerly indifferent as to the to straighten out all of the credentials. work of the pharmacopoeial revision committee are now keenly alive to every proposed change in phar-association enables the retailers' organization to re
The Travelers' Auxiliary to a state pharmaceutical macopoeial standards. It will not long be possible, strict its membership to registered pharmacists, and even if considered desirable, to conduct the work of
at the same time enjoy the presence and profit by the revision along the same lines in the future as have
counsel and work of the travelers who visit the retail characterized it from the beginning. We will not be
trade in the state. The first organization of travelers surprised if the important changes in the next revised
was formed in Missouri seventeen years ago. The reedition of the Pharmacopoeia become better known to the pharmacists and allied interests of this country Mo. Ph. A., at that time, limited the membership to
construction of the Constitution and By-Laws of the before the book is off the press than were the changes pharmacists registered in Missouri. Some hard feelin the U.S. P. VIII. months after the book was placed ing developed at the time between the travelers and on sale.
the retailers, but thanks to the good judgment of the Low Grade Asafoetida has found its way into this salesmen this soon vanished, and the Missouri Pharcountry to an alarming extent since the passage of the maceutical Travelers' Association came into existFood and Drugs Act which in Section 7, provides that ence. It has Aourished and set an example which no drug shall be deemed adulterated within the has been followed by the travelers in many other meaning of the act even if below the prescribed states. In fact, a state without a Pharmaceutical standard if the standard of strength, quality or purity Travelers’ Auxiliary is decidedly behind the times. be plainly stated upon the label of the container. Asafoetida which is ruled out of the market in England
Soda Fountain Drinks Harmless. — The health and Germany finds its way to this country and exporters commissioner of a large city reports that no deleteriof this article look upon the United States as the
ous materials are being used as flavoring extracts or legitimate dumping ground. The Treasury Depart- coloring matter in making up drinks at the soda ment has determined to put a stop to this practice and
fountains in that metropolis. The reputable manuthrough the Board of Food and Drug Inspection is facturers; dealers and retailers have always handled ordering the return of low grade asafætida. This a good grade of flavors and colors. The jobber deaction seems to be justified by Section 11, of the Food mands such goods from the manufacturer, the reand Drugs Act which provides for the exclusion of any
tailer insists upon the same quality when ordering food or drug which is “dangerous to the health of the from a wholesaler and patrons of first class establishpeople of the United States or is of a kind that is forbid- ments are pleased only with the best. We have, den entry into or forbidden to be sold or restricted in however, found on investigation, mixtures that are sale in the country in wbich it is made or from which it wonderfully and fearfully made, being dispensed to a is exported.” While Section 11 seems to the ordinary class of customers who demand cheap goods. If person to exactly fit the case the importers who have
these mixtures are not harmful to the system, they been making money out of low grade asafetida and are at least shocking to a taste which is accustomed some other drugs claim that the action of the Board of
to flavors true to their names. Food and Drug Inspection is nothing less than an out
Thanksgiving Day was observed on the fourth rage and it now looks as if the question will go to the Thursday in November, as it has been each sear, Supreme Court of the United States for final decision. throughout the United States, since the landing of
Only Such Schools and Associations will be recog- | the Pilgrim Fathers. Pharmacists have much for nized at the U. S. P. convention of 1910 as are passed which they can be thankful. They are particularly upon favorably by the committee on credentials or fortunate in passing through the recent financial dewhose delegates are admitted by special vote of the pression with less inconvenience than has been exconvention. No school nor association not previously perienced in other lines of trade. Pharmacists are represented will be admitted to representation unless thankful not only for the past year, but for the prossatisfactory evidence is given of having been incor- pects of a happy and prosperous 1909.