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as sodium benzoate. Discussing sulphur dioxide and WASHINGTON, D. C., DEPARTMENT.

its injurious effects, he told the committee of a dis

covery just made by bim that salt solution is a perfect A New Source of Naphtha Supply has been dis- substitute for sulphur in the whitening and drying of covered on the island of Sakhalin, according to a re

fruit, and exhibited samples of apples dried by the port from the American consul at Tsingtau, China. It bureau. The sulphur cured fruit was not so white or is said that not only are there large naphtha foun

tender as the salt cured. tains, but an entire naphtha lake, the discovery hav- Powdered Eggs, according to the American consul ing been made by Russian engineers. The spot is at Chemnitz, is a food product attracting much attensaid to be easily accessible to steamers.

tion among German chemists charged with food inSeveral Cincinnati Medicine Offices have fallen

vestigation. The process of preserving eggs by desicunder the ban of the Postoffice Department, a fraud

cation was invented by an Australian chemist, and an order having been issued against them, as they are

extensive plant has been erected at Sydney for the

manufacture of “egg powder.” The process is simple. declared to have been engaged in unlawful business. The persons and firms have been carrying advertise

Eggs, freed from the shells, are dried at the relatively ments in the Cincinnati papers, which have also been

low temperature of 54.5° C. (130° F.). The operation notified that future editions of the papers containing

can be rapidly executed in containers kept at this the advertisements of these parties will not be ad

temperature, from which the air has been exhausted,

and from which likewise the aqueous vapor is withmitted to the mails. The fraud orders effect several drug stores.

drawn as fast as given off by evaporation from the

eggs. There is no chemical change in the eggs, but Dr. Robert N. Harper, the manufacturer of a head

simply a loss of bulk through the evaporation of the ache preparation which for years has had a remark

water they contain. When thoroughly desiccated and able sale in Washington, is now the defendant in an

brought by pulverization into the state of a coarse action brought by the Department of Agriculture powder the egg material can be preserved for an inunder the Pure Food and Drugs Act. The govern- definite period in ordinary packages, if kept in a dry ment bases its case on alleged misrepresentation, the

place. The eggs are “reconstituted” by the simple word "cure” being used in the name of the compound.

addition of water to the dry powder, the resultant This, it is contended, is not permissible, though the mass being quite undistinguishable from newly beatwords “remedy for" may be used. Several hundred

en-up eggs. The commercial development of this bottles of the medicine were seized by the United

process will undoubtedly mean new item for the States marshal.

drug store shelves. A Chinese College of Medicine is to be established The Annual Report of Dr. W. C. Woodward, at Peking, where yonng men of the Empire may have

Health Officer of the District of Columbia, just subthe best of instruction-three years in old Chinese

mitted to the District Commissioners, makes milk one practice, and six years of modern western training. of its most prominent features. The question of pure At the end of these nine years there is to be a thorough milk has been attracting a great deal of attention here examination, and then three more years of study and

within the past few months, and great success has trial practice before the students become qualified

attended the use by a number of retailers of the paper doctors of medicine. Only students holding a literary

package" instead of the glass bottle, for house delivrank of a fixed grade, and who come most highly

ery. Dr. Woodward, among other things, suggests recommended will be admitted to the college. This the establishment of milk stations for the poor, where information is obtained by the Department of State


milk, for babies, may be had at cost of production. from the American consul at Tsingtau.

Dr. Woodward says that no light has been thrown Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of

upon the undue prevalence of typhoid fever in the

District. During the calendar year there have been Chemistry, recently appeared before the House Com

1,126 cases reported, and 162 deaths. Other contamittee on Agriculture and discussed the results of exhaustive experiments which have been carried on by gious diseases were reported in the following num

bers: his bureau to determine the poisonous effects of such

Diptheria 420, with 37 deaths; scarlet fever

231, with 8 deaths; smallpox 81, with 3 deaths. drugs as borax, benzoic acid, benzoate of soda, sul

The total number of deaths in the District for the phate of copper, sulphur dioxide, formaldehyde, and

year ended June 30, 1907, was 6,316, of which 3,578 salicylic acid, when contained in food stuffs. Dr. Wiley said the expulsion from the body of the drugs

were among the white, and 2,738 among the colored named is performed almost entirely by the kidneys, population. The death rate per 1,000 was 19.35, as and that he is satisfied the term of American life compared with 19.20 the preceding year. The number

of births is given as 7,167, of which 720, or 10.29 per would be lengthened if the use of such drugs in foods were wholly discontinued. He said that he was con

cent were illegitimate. The percentage of illegitivinced that kidney disease, so prevalent among Ameri

mate among the whites was 2.89, and among the

colored children it was 23.30 per cent. cans, is partially the result of constant introduction into the system, by means of food, of such substances Subscribe for the MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST.


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Druggist Mysteriously Missing.-Charles W. Wolff, of 1555 Baymiller Street, a well known druggist, is mysteriously missing, and his family does not know where he is.

Druggist Will Marry.—Harry J. Thompson, druggist at Fourth and Scott Streets, Covington, Ky., will be married February 29, to Miss Martha Noble Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ross, of Terrance Avenue. He formerly had a drug store in Dayton, Ky.

Drug Inspector Has New Job.-John J. Kinney for some time assistant food and drug inspector under Ohio State Commissioner Dunlap, has resigned his position with the state to accept the position of city sealer of Cincinnati. Mr. Kinney was located in Cincinnati, and prosecuted violaters of the food and drugs acts relentlessly.

Romance Leads Druggist to Altar. -A pretty romance is brought to light through the announcement of the engagement of George Nees, a popular young drug. gist and Miss Charlotte Callahan, a vocalist of rare ability, and who is also accounted one of the most beautiful young women in Cincinnati. The story runs like this: Nees has a fine drug store at Eighth and Mound Streets. He keeps postage stamps to accommodate customers in the neighborhood. Miss Callahan lives at 637 West Eighth Street, about two blocks away. One day she went to the drug store for a stamp. The courteous treatment accorded her at the hands of Nees attracted her kindly attention. A few days later she went to the store to make a purchase. She bought stamps there often afterward. Then Nees installed a fine soda fountain. Miss Callahan is fond of soda and soon became a regular patron of the fountain. Last week their engagement was announced. Miss Callahan is one of the finest singers in Cincinnati, her voice being a deep, rich contralto. She is also beautiful, and is a member of the Musical Art Society, an exclusive organization of musicians. She is soloist at the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian church and the Plum Street Jewish Temple. She will continue her musical studies. The happy couple will be united in the month of roses, the exact date not yet having been decided on.

Old Wholesale Druggist Dies.--One of the oldest members of the wholesale drug trade in the entire country and one of the most highly respected and generally revered citizens of Cincinnati, passed to the great beyond, when Samuel J. Hale, 81, president of the wholesale drug firm of Hale, Justis & Co., died January 19.

Death was due to a complication of diseases incident to old age. Mr. Hale was actively interested in his business until two weeks before his death. He became indisposed and later was taken to the hospital. He became weaker and weaker and passed away Suoday, surrounded by the members of bis family. He leaves two sons, Samuel A. and William Hale, and a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Lemmon, of

Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Hale'was a member of the firm of Hale, Justis & Co. for thirty-three years and for twenty years prior to that was in the steamboat business as Dean & Hale. Mr. Hale was one of the best known of the old residents of Cincinnati. He was popularly known as the "father of Avondale." Avondale is one of the most exclusive resident suburbs of Cincinnati. Mr. Hale was twice niayor of Avondale before it became a part of the city, and for twenty-four years was a member of the school board. He also was instrumental in having a sewerage system installed in Avondale, which, after all these years, is still efficient. One of the finest residence streets in Avondale was named in his honor. Mr. Hale was very prominent in Cincinnati, and was acknowledged as one of its most substantial business men.

Cincinnati Briefs. Arthur M. Small, 21, a druggist of Glendale, has taken out a license to marry Miss Honora Bell Weitzel, 18, of Glendale.

William Knemoeller has sold his drug store at Fourth Street and Central Avenue to Joseph Lammert, of the Stein-Gray Drug Co., who will run it.

Otto Herman, druggist at Hamilton, Ohio, recently made an assignment to F. W. Bickley. Bad business and slow collections is given as the cause.

R. E. Rochman, druggist at Miller and Elmore and Colerain and Elmore Streets, has been ill for some time and Joseph Nichols, formerly at Neave and St. Michaels Streets, is running his stores for him.

R. H. Cox, of Dayton, Ky., has purchased Foertmeyer's Drug Store, at Washington and Fairfield Avenues, Bellevue, Ky. Mr. Foertmeyer is going to live in the country and will give up the drug business. Cox was his clerk. Mr. Cox has another store in Dayton, Ky., and will run both.

Dr. O. F. Hildebrandt, George Nees, William Knemoeller and Albert Wagner, prominent druggists of Cincinnati, went to Jansen Brothers' bowling alleys one day this week to bowl in the druggists' tournament. They bowled well, but not quite well enough to beat the Kentucky pin knights.

Insolvency Judge A. M. Warner, on application of Edward Rawson, assignee of George Merrell, president of the William S. Merrell Chemical Company, has ordered the sale of fifty shares of Cincinnati Street Railway stock at $131 a share which are pledged to George Eustis & Co., for a loan of $15,000 made by George Eustis & Co., to President Merrell.


Truth and Politics do not often sleep in the same bed because politics wants all the covering - [Poor RICHARD, JUNIOR.

The Man Who Fears he will do more than his salary calls for will never have a salary to call for.[Poor RICHARD, JUNIOR.

cal, marking it poison and giving the name and adMISSOURI POISON LAW.

dress of the store. There is no mistake about its being a good article of phenol, for the man took it and

promptly died. Mr. Hoffman was requested to call at The State Poison Law is Supreme.-On page 26

the coroner's office where the deputy rendered a verof the MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST for January, 1908,

dict of criminal carelessness. Mr. Hoffman, however, we published those sections of the state pharmacy law

was permitted to go his way and up to the present which relate to the sale of poisons, also the city ordi

writing has not been served with a warrant. The case nance covering similar sales. This we were led to do by

is an exceedingly interesting one, for, as far as we the numerous comments made by St. Louis pharma-know, the phenol was sold in strict accordance with cists who announced that they had been notified by

the state law. We wrote the Deputy Coroner, Dr. the police to observe the city ordinance. This ordi- Henry Lloyd, January 24, calling attention to the case nance directs that poisons can be sold only on physi- and saying: "We are at a loss to understand why this cian's prescription or written permit from the board of

was considered a case of criminal carelessness. We health. The state law provides for the sale of a list of

are also interested in learning why Mr. Hoffman has poisons known as “Schedule A,” making a record of

not been served with a warrant if the case was really the sale in a poison register. Wbile a list known as

one of criminal carelessness in the eyes of the law." "Schedule B" may be sold without making such a

Under date of January 25, Dr. Lloyd replied by saying: record, but all poisons must be properly labeled and “My reason for holding Mr. Hoffman was to bring the give information as to the name and address of the attention of the authorities and the public to the condealer selling them. Due inquiry must also be made Alict between State Law and City Ordinances, covering to ascertain whether the purchaser understands the the sales of poisons.” He further states, that the case nature and the use of the poisons. Since publishing has been reported to the Assistant Prosecuting Attorthe above sections of the laws, we have learned from Chief E. P. Creecy, of the Police Department of the fuse warrant for same.”

ney, Mr. Falkenhainer, whose duty it is to issue or reCity of St. Louis, that druggists misunderstood the police, for the Chief says under date of January 1, 1908:

In answer to an inquiry, Assistant Prosecuting AtI have your letter of December 30, relative to the enforcement

torney Falkenhainer informs us that he has declined to of the laws governing the sale of poisons. The police of the city issue a warrant against Theo. O. Hoffman and says, have been instructed in a general order to strictly enforce “I find that Mr. Hoffman sold this carbolic acid in Section 3044 of the Revised Statutes. In the order no cognizance strict accordance with the law and, therefore, is not was taken of the city ordinance, as the state law seems to cover the case completely, and in case of a contest time would only be

guilty of any criminal offense.” This is in striking lost in instituting cases in the lower courts.

contrast with the verdict of Deputy Coroner Lloyd asWe have also heard from Health Commissioner H. serting that it was a case of criminal carelessness. Wheeler Bond who seems to think that, after all, the city ordinance requiring a physician's prescription may be reconciled with the state law which permits the sale of specified poisons without a physician's prescription. Dr. Bond, under date of January 15, writes as follows:

Replying to yours of December 30, last, concerning the unlawful sale of poisons by druggists, I would state that, while prosecutions in such cases properly comes under the head of police duty, the Health Department will not only assist the police in enforcing the state law, but will also upon sufficient evidence prosecute under both state and municipal laws.

If there is any material confliction between the two laws, which so far is only a matter of common opinion, that fact must be determined by the court. Since the state is sovereign and the city its agent, statute must necessarily take precedence over ordinance in their construction.

Under the circumstances, we reiterate our advice of some months ago to the retail pharmacists of St. Louis and the entire state, for that matter, to closely observe Section 3044 of the state law and make sure that their poison registers are convenient for use and accessible for exhibition, if called upon by the authorities to show their records of poison sales.

Do You Register Phenol (Carbolic Acid) Sales?— T. 0. Hoffman, a relief clerk for J. F. Hassebrook, at High and Wash Streets, recently sold a man phenol, to be used for a horse's sore foot. At least, so said the

W. E. Andrews, of La Junta, Colo., has a comfortable as well as customer. Mr. Hoffman carefully labeled the chemi. | handsomely located residence as is shown by the above half-tone.




number of victims, for the toy cap pistol and the fire cracker deal out tetanus germs seldom found with powder and ball.

Ex-President Moore, of the Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association watching the regatta at the 1907 annual meeting.

Contagious, Infectious and Pestilential Diseases. -The pharmacist is much concerned in city ordinances relativg to these classes of diseases. We quote the following from the St. Louis city ordinances:

SECTION 806. The parents or guardians of children attending any private or public school, who shall permit them to attend school after it becomes known to said parents or guardians that any of their family are infected with any infectious or contagious disease shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum of pot less than five nor more than ten dollars.

Section 807. Any principal or teacher of any private or public school in the City of St. Louis having official or authentic information of the existence of any infectious or contagious disease in the family of any pupil attending said school, shall immediately cause the removal of said pupil from said school and until he (or she) shall have undoubled proof of the premises where the family reside being disinfected and the disease eradicated. Any failure on the part of any principal or teacher complying with the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fired in a sum not less than five nor more than ten dollars.

All premises in which there has been Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Croup, Cerebro-Spinal Fever, Scarlatina, Measles, or Small-Pox, must be thoroughly disinfected on the termination of each case.

Section 799. It shall be the duty of each and every practicing physician of the City of St. Louis to immediately report to the Health Commissioner of the city each case of small-pox, typhus fever, croup, cerebro-spinal fever, diphtheria, erysipelas, measles, puerperal fever, scarlatina, typhoid fever, yellow fever, whooping cough, cholera and chicken-pox, which he may see or to be called upon to attend within the limits of the city.

Section 2. Ordinance 22024, approved April 7, 1905. SECTION 2. It shall be the duty of each and every physician in the City of St. Louis, when called to attend any patient residing in the City of St. Louis, who has symptoms of tuberculosis, to promptly make or cause to be made a microscopical examination of the sputum of such patient. If this examination or the clinical evidence demonstrate tuberculosis, the physician shall at once report the case to the Health Commissioner, giving name of patient, occupation, residence, place of employment, age, sex, nationality and social condition, and a record shall be kept of such reports, which shall be accessible only on order of the Health Commissioner.

Only houses in which there is Small-Pox, Cholera, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Scarlatina, Croup or CerbroSpinal Fever will be placarded.

Charles R. Judge is a new member of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, having been elected by the board of trustees at the January meeting.

The Retail Druggists' Association held their annual election of officers in the parlors of the Southern Hotel, January 22, and the following gentlemen were elected to serve the association during 1908.

F. V. Johnson, president; W. D. Aufderheide, first vice president; C. W. J. Hahn, second vice president; Fred Heusgen, treasurer; Chas. R. Judge, secretary; Board: B. J. Otto, Chas. V. Eckert, C. W. Busch, E. A. Sennewald, Ed. H. Wolff.

St. Louis Physicians had a busy time New Year's Day and the one following, on account of numerous shootings, fights and accidents which resulted in conditions calling for medical treatment. It remains, however, for the Fourth of July holiday to claim the greatest


Solubilities in Glycerin.-M. Ossendowski ("C. R. Soc. Chim. Russ."), C. and D., using re-distilled glycerin obtained by the saponification of nut-oil, has obtained the following solubility factors. One hundred parts of glycerin (by weight) at 15 degrees to 16 degrees C. dissolve: Ammonium carbonate..

20.00 Ammonium chloride.

20.06 Barium chloride

9.73 Borax ..

60 00 Boric acid..

11.00 Benzoic acid

10.21 Iodine....

2.0 Potassium arsenate ...

50.13 Potassium iodide.......

39.72 Potassium cyanide..

31.84 Potassium chloride.

3.72 Potassium chlorate

3.54 Sodium carbonate.....

98.3 Sodium arsenate..

50.0 Sodium bicarbonate

8.06 Calcium sulphate

5.17 Copper acetate

10.0 Copper sulphate

36.30 Tannin......

48.83 Mercuric chloride...

8.00 Zinc chloride....

49.87 Zinc iodide...

89.78 Zinc sulphate

35.18 Sulphur.

0.14 Phosphorus.

0.25 Oxalic acid.

16.10 Quinine


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Jefferson Avenue, to his many friends. It reads as ST. LOUIS LOCALS.


How oft we forget our friends in our busy daily life, that we St. Louis Branch of the A, Ph. A.-The branches do not have time to speak or write a friendly line. May we try of other cities are evidently outdoing the St. Louis during the year 1908 to aid and assist all we can, especially have

a kind word for all. Let us forget all evils that have transpired' members when it comes to activity.

and all the clouds that have shifted across our social sky, but St. Louis W. 0. N. A. R. D.-Is it not about time gathering up all the kind deeds and actions, let us plant them in for the wives and daughters of pharmacists of this city

the soil of an immutable love and water them with tears of

eternal remembrance. to organize a Chapter of the National Association, bearing the above initials?

An interesting feature was the enclosure of a printed Student Proprietors are busy figuring out orders, livered at the commencement exercises of the St.

copy of the valedictory address which Mr. Pickett defitting up new stores, hiring clerks, laying down

Louis College of Pharmacy, Memorial Hall, March 9, rules of conduct and otherwise co-operating with

1890. We find the address mentioned on page 92 of fellow students, who represent prescription clerks or

the MEYER BROTHERS DRUGgist for that year where sales clerks or “boys” in the divisions of the senior class of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy made by class valedictorian by an appropriate address in full on

it is stated that S. L. Pickett distinguisbed bimself as Professor William H. Lamont in his direction of the

page 115 of the MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST for tbat course on Commercial Pharmacy which is now being

year. · Carried out. This is a practical feature of the work which greatly interests the students.

R. M. Townsend is now with C. 0. Schleuter, East St.

Louis. The Meyer Brothers Employes Mutual Benefit Association will hold its annual entertainment at

F. W. Sense has reopened his drug store, 2901 Eads

Avenue. Lemp's hall this year. The program will consist of a vaudeville, followed by a pleasant surprise and the Elmer Flint is representing Wm. R. Warner in St. usual dance. Lemp's hall has a particularly fine floor Louis and adjacent territory. for dancing and is conveniently reached from all sec- John Brenneke has purchased the Keim Pharmacy, tions of the city. It is anticipated that the great suc- Sixteenth and Biddle Streets. cess of last year will be outdone by the committee in

Stanley Metcalf was recently called out of the city to charge. The entire arrangements are in the hands of the home of his father who is seriously ill. the entertainment committee consisting of the follow

Ed Snider, who recently sold his drug store, is now ing fifteen active workers: J. Jos. Redmond, chairman; L. J. Hines, secretary and treas

representing the Mercantile Box and Label Co. urer; A. C. Meyer, S. B. Simpson, J. H. Barsachs, A. Franz, Wm.

Frank E. Ross is calling upon the West End drug Graham, A. H. Higbie, Ed. J. Schall, J. G. Mason, Frank Decker, stores in the interest of the Hoeffken Laboratory Co. Joe Schall, W. J. King, George Danner, Henry Flair.

Gus Jacobs has moved his drug store from Laclede John A. Sherman, for twelve years in charge of

Avenue and Sarah Streets to Seventeenth and Wash the Sponge and Chamois

Department of the Meyer
Brothers Drug Co., St. Louis,

Gus Voss, formerly with H. S. Konetsky, Nineteenth has been since January 1

and Wright Streets, is now with Phil G. Vierheller,

2628 Gravois Avenue.
manager of the correspond-
ing department for James

The Alumni Association of the St. Louis College of
H. Rhodes & Co., Chicago. Pharmacy will give a grand masquerade ball at West-
Mr. Sherman was for six minster Hall, February 26.
years previous to coming to Crystalline Liquids and Liquid Crystals, was the subject
St. Louis with McKesson & of a paper by Leo R. A. Suppan, at the January 13
Robbins, New York City. | meeting of the St. Louis Chemical Society.
He is not only competent in Wm. Lauman's drug store at Jefferson and Russell
his line, but a man of ster-

Avenues, was entered by burglars January 20, and reling qualities which

lieved of a small amount of cash and a quantity of JOHN A. SHERMAN, dear him to his associates.

cigars. This was evidenced by the

A. R. Scheu, who moved his drug store from Easton presentation of a handsome cut glass ice cream set,

Avenue and Waggoner Place to Kenwood (Kenwood the gift of the following business associates, who

Springs, Mo.), reports a very satisfactory business in called upon Mr. Sberman and his family to bid them

his new location. good-by before leaving for Chicago: S. B. Simpson, Henry Flair, Edward F. Boman, J. Jos. Red

Earl Cloughly, the popular prescriptionist at Wm. A. mond, Miss M. Walsh, George H. Durrie, Theodore Schroeder, Bryant's Kingshighway Pharmacy, was quietly marAdolph H. Berg, Harry Vogt.

ried to Miss Blanche Dorsey, of Perry, 111., December 27. A Unique and Pleasing Holiday Greeting was The young couple will be at home to their friends mailed by Samuel L. Pickett, of Chestnut Street and after February 1.



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