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FOR SALE-Drug store in n. w. Ohio city of 40,000; fine location; rent $45.00 month; everything furnished; room 30x85 ft., basement 30x40 ft. Sales over $750 per month, increasing right along. Clean stock. Fine soda fountain, sales $10 to $15 per day. If you mean business, come at once. Possession at once as I have farm to look after. Address 8668, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Nov. 2ts

FOR SALE-Drug Stores-One in town of 2,500, $5,800; one in town 1,100, $1.600; one in town 500, $2,800. All in northwestern Ohio towns. All making money. Every one a fine opportunity to get into business right. All open to fullest investigation. Address 8669, care Midland Druggist & Pharm Review.

Nov. 1tp

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FOR SALE-Half interest in drug store in n. w. Ohio, county seat town; good, clean stock; fine fixtures. Will give reliable party sole charge as I want to retire from the drug business. For particulars address 8676, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Nov.2ts

FOR SALE-Drug store in first ward of Hamilton, Ohio; 7000 people living above it and no location for another store; one drug store two squares below, don't interfere with this one. Good store and we invite anyone wanting a money-maker to come and stay a week or more and see what can be done, and not buy until fully satisfied that it is a good store. Have two stores and am not able to run both. Address 8651, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Nov. 1tb

FOR SALE-Leading drug store in good country town of 1,200. Rexall agency. Good location; good reasons for selling. Address 8677, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review.

Nov. 2ts

FOR SALE-Drug store in good locality, city of 50,000; A. D. S. and Pfeiffer Chemical Co. side lines; both selling fine. Will sell for $1,800.00 cash; a gold mine for a registered man. Address 8678, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Nov.-2ts.

FOR SALE Check protectors. A couple of late model, G. W. Todd & Co. thirty-dollar "PHOTECTOGRAPHS." Price $12.00 each on approval. R. Payne, Marietta, O. Nov.-1tp.


SITUATION WANTED-In drug store after Sept. 1; registered in Ohio; 15 years experience. Address 8657, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Oct. 2ts.

SITUATION WANTED-As drug clerk. Have had 20 years practical experience. Registered asst., A-1 salesman and worker, willing to go anywhere. First class reference. Address 8672, care midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Nov. 1tp

SITUATION WANTED-College graduate, registered in Ind., 22 years old, no bad habits, honest and ambitious; will go anywhere, but prefer Ind., Ohio, W. Va., or Ky. Seven years experience, one year asst. postmaster. Address 8673, care Midland Druggist & Pharm. Review. Nov. 2ts

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Prices are based upon quotations for original packages at port of entry or place of manufacture, plus a reasonable advance for breaking bulk and freight to interior points.

Prices quoted are for quantities usually bought by retail druggists. For larger quantities, prices are somewhat lower.

Containers are extra unless otherwise specified.

* Advanced during the past month.

† Declined during the past month.


Only leading classes of articles are listed in the Index.

For those not mentioned here, see general list under name of article required.
Drugs and Chemicals, pages 1 to 16 inclusive.
Proprietary Articles, pages 17 to 59 inclusive.

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On account of the unsettled condition of the market, due to to the European War, all prices are to be considered as ruling only on date when list was corrected (Oct. 25th), a portion of them merely nominal, and all subject to fluctuation.

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T DOES not seem to be generally known by either physicians or pharmacists that the process patents on a number of chemicals of German origin have expired and that these products are now open to any who desire to enter the business.

Most of the manufacturing chemists in this country are now producing quite a number of these items and it is hardly necessary to say that they are sold on the market at a price very much below the figure asked for the German product. The trade is still held by German manufacturers owing to the fact that the items are known to both professions under copyright names, and a copyright under the present law seems to be renewable forever. We give below a list of some of these items which are now free to be manufactured by any person:

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The restriction, however, is on the copyrighted name. There can be no question that the products offered by the American maker over their true chemical name are identical with the products sold under the copyrighted name.

We do not wish to suggest the propriety of substituting, but we do wish to suggest that it would be to the interest of the pharmacist to educate his physicians in this matter, and if the physician will still prefer to prescribe, using the copyrighted name, to secure from him permission to employ in the compounding of his prescriptions the American-made chemical which he has under its proper chemical title. This is really not a substitution.

We can readily see how the physician who is accustomed to prescribe, for example Trional, would be somewhat confused for a time at least, if he undertook to write his prescriptions for sulphonethylmethane, but why could not the pharmacist explain to his physician friends that sulphonethylmethane is Trional, and secure from him the very reasonable permission to use the American-made chemical on his prescriptions for Trional?

The Complex chemical titles are inconvenient to say the least and it would seem wise where these products are recognized in the U. S. P., which is already true of several, that a name as short and concisely descriptive as the copyright word, be devised.

If the drug trade in general would take care to see that their physicians are acquainted with the facts in the case, we fully believe that in most all instances they will concede to the pharmacist the permission above suggested.



'HE War Tax on items in Schedule B, of the law*, was effective Tuesday, December 1, 1914. Owing to the technical character of the drug business and the large number of items which overlap from one classification to another, it will be quite some time before the Collectors of the various districts and the druggists themselves will be positive as to just what items should be taxed.

From the tone of the regulations issued by the Department at Washington and the instructions of the collectors in the Columbus and near-by districts, we judge that reason will rule all actions of the officials administering the law, and that none need fear persecution.

As usual, druggists are anxious to strictly comply with the law and where doubt exists, a reasonable interpretation of the law showing good faith on the part of the druggists, until the Collector can be communicated with, will not bring them any trouble.

There is no difficulty in understanding what the classification of perfumes includes, but just how to stamp bulk perfumes is a puzzling question. The bulk perfumes now on hand must be stamped as they are sold, but those received from the manufacturer after December 1, bearing the stamp, may be dispensed as required by the customer, without the individual packages being stamped. In case the druggist divides the original package, which has been stamped by the manufacturer, into smaller containers and holds them for future sale, each individual package must be stamped.

Some difficulty may be found in separating the various soaps found on druggists' shelves. The regulations provide that no tax is required on laundry or "toilet" soaps, but those which are advertised as having a softening and beautifying effect on the hair, mouth, skin or complexion are subject to tax. Already some decisions of the Department at Washington are directly opposite to the decision which the average. druggist would make off-hand, but, as before stated, we do not anticipate any annoyance on this account to the druggist, and undoubtedly the manufacturers will secure rulings on their goods and communicate them to the trade as early as possible.

Samples of perfumery and cosmetics intended for free distribution must bear a legend to that effect and are exempt from taxation, but a heavy penalty attaches to the sale of these samples without paying the tax.

Chewing gum must be sold from the original container, but where goods on hand have been taken from the original container, it will be sufficient if stamps to the proper value are attached to the jar, show case, etc., in which they are now displayed.

Under the old Spanish-American War Tax the use of vending machines was prohibited. The present law, however, provides that the machine may be filled from a stamped carton, but must be kept securely locked so that its contents cannot be removed except by the operation of the machine.

Price maintenance is indirectly receiving recognition through the war tax regulations, since it is decreed that the normal retail price must be adhered to in the attaching of the stamps. The retail price is defined "as a price such as a single package or other small quantity would be normally sold at to consumers at the place

*See full text of law in November MIDLAND Druggist.

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