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A child can use them and produce good results. They do the best work at the least cost, live longer, have more covering capacity, and look better than any other paints in the market.

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PUT UP AND SENT OUT IN 4 LB. GLASS JARS OR DECORATED TINS, AS

DESIRED BY CUSTOMERS, AND BOTH FREE.

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SAMPLES SENT ON APPLICATION TO THE WORKS.

ROBERT GIBSON & SONS,

Carlton

Works,
And i Glasshouse Yard, Aldersgate St., London, England.

MANCHESTER

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counts for a great deal in TOILET P.APER, and customers are learning to ask for Eddy's make.

We can stock you up in full ; we make over 20 brands-- $5 to $16 per case.

THE E. B. EDDY CO., LIMITED.,

HULL, Que.

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R. L. GIBSON, General Agent, 88 Wellington St, West.

TORONTO

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THE BEST NATURAL APERIENT WATER.

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The Prices to RETAILERS are as follows:

$3 30 Case of 23 large glass bottles
$8.30

30 small glass bottles

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SEE that the Labels bear the
well-known RED DIAMOND MARK

of the APOLLINARIS CO, Limited.

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SOLE EXPORTERS :
THE APOLLINARIS COMPANY, Limited, LONDON.

CANADIAN SUB-AGENTS :
WALTER R. WONHAM & SONS, MONTREAL.

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ESTABLISHED 1868.

of cases he does not know “where he is at," with the CANADIAN PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL conditions surrounding him so totally unlike those

prevailing in his ordinary work, it is not surprising that so many fail to pass. In the great majority of

cases the man with the steadiest nerves and greatest PHARMACAL GAZETTE.

amount of cramming ability is the successful one. ISSUED MONTHLY.

Pharmacy examinations are all run on the same plan,
Editor,

J. E. MORRISON and that is the wrong one.
Business Manager, G. E. GIBBARD Two plans might be put in force; one is to let the
Subscription, $1.00 per Year.

colleges of pharmacy have a joint examination board,
formed by members of the faculty, as at present, and

members appointed by the local board or association, Communications bearing on the text to be ad and in figuring up the results let the points made by dressed to Editor, P.O. Box 683, Montreal.

each candidate during his regular college work be All Copy for publication must be sent in by the counted in. By this plan the whole college work of 20th of the month.

each candidate would be taken into consideration, New Advertisements and changes received up

and therefore a better idea of his ability could be obto the 25th or 20th if proofs are required.

tained. We think that the teacher will know more Advertising Rates sent on application.

about the ability of a student by months of personal Address all communications on business

contact, than

any examiner, matter how CANADIAN PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, able, by half a dozen haphazard questions, not one 287 King St. West, Toronto, Ont.

of which perhaps is of any real importance as indicating the point at issue.

The ideal plan, although like other ideals, imARE EXAMINATIONS OF ANY VALUE?

practicable, would be to have the candidates work in

the shops of the examiners say for three days in each This is a question which is frequently asked, and as time goes on, the affirmative answer

week, with about half an hour's questioning each day less fre

on matters that have come up in the day's business, quently heard. That our present examination sys

then let each examiner express his opinion of the tem is all wrong, almost every one who has given any attention to the question can scarcely deny, but

candidate's ability, based upon his actual work as a it remains for some one to propose a better plan.

salesman, dispenser and chemist. The difficulty That an examiner can by putting a dozen questions

with this plan is that where a large class was to be

examined it would take a long time to carry it out, to a student, find out his capacity is an erroneous idea. We have for years held this opinion, and have

but it would be the plan to test the real ability of the

candidates. seen it proved; it stands to reason that it should be

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BORAX AND IODINE.

In pharmacy as in other sciences, a man's knowledge is usually gauged by his ability to answer the questions put to him, but that he can or cannot answer these questions does not prove that the candidate is or is not a competent druggist. When we take into consideration the manner in which examinations are conducted in all English-speaking countries, with the average candidate so nervous that in the majority

These commodities have attracted a good deal of at ention lately, owing to the operations of “conventions" which have more or less success. fully governed the prices at which they are sold.

Borax, or biborate of soda, and boracic acid, are constantly increasing in the number of economic uses to which they are put, and in the aggregate

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