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THE MONTREAL CITY COUNCIL AND THE
Ald. Galley, the representative of Ste. Anne's Ward has brought up the question of special taxation of department stores. In the course of his remarks he drew attention to the evil results which have accrued from the advent of this new feature of commercial life; the great decrease in the city's revenue caused by the closing up of so many of the smaller stores, with consequent depreciation of the value of real estate ; the number of people who have been thrown out of employment, and the other evils which follow on the heel of monopoly. The remedy proposed by Ald. Galley is the same as that which was suggested in these columns nearly two years ago, namely, a progressively increasing tax for each department outside of what is considered legitimate dry goods trade. Something must be done to protect the small dealers. It is all very well to say that the department store is only a development of modern civilization and a sign of the growing tendency towards centralization, but what is to become of the men and women who lose their independence by the too enterprising enterprise of the deparment store ? If the city is losing revenue by the establishment of these mammoth concerns, and there can be no question of it, it is only right that they should be made to pay the deficiency, and if they find it a burden to do so, let them curtail their expansion and keep to their legitimate business. If we examine into the underlying principles of the average department store, we will find it based upon selfishness and cupidity ; selfishness, in that the proprietors look out for themselves alone, and do not care whose livelihood is wiped out, if they are making money, and cupidity in that by specious advertising the public, and especially the female portion thereof, are lead to imagine that by buying at these places they can save money, the fact, however, being that any cheap goods bought at these places are cheap from every point of view, while other lines are just as dear, if not dearer than in regular old line stores; but the average woman in spite of daily disappointments will still haunt the bargain counter, and to make a saving of five cents, will
TORONTO AND MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER, 1898.
CANADIAN PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL
J. E. MORRISON Business Manager, G. E. GIBBARD
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THE CANADIAN PHARMACEUTICAL
What has become of this projected organisation ? The writer was one of the first to agitate its formation and some years ago, with Mr. Muir, Secretary of the Quebec Association, drew up a constitution and set of by-laws, which were submitted to the other provincial associations for acceptance. We understand that they were favorably received by all—the only objections coming from the Ontaaio College of Pharmacy. Since that time the matter has remained in abeyance, but we think the time is ripe for some action in the way of resuscitating the scheme.
The advantages of such an organization for the improvement of pharmacy in Canada require no arguinent. We all know and realize the need of organisation and well-directed, united action in the present changing condition of pharmacy, and if such organisation is to be of any value, now is the time to commence.
spend ten cents in car fare and waste half a day go ly all other colleges of pharmacy are independent ing to the department store. In the meantime, how institutions which have to compete in the “open ever, the damage has been done and the smaller market” for students and depend on merit to fill dealers have to close up shop and go look for another their class rolls. With our college, attendance is job, the landlord loses his rent, the
loses its re compulsory, which guarantees a full complement of venue, and the department store keeper waxes fat, students and a permanent revenue more than suffibuilds palaces and buys yachts and race horses, and cient to meet all requirements. There is another where a hundred were prosperous and independent, phase of the subject which might be borne in mind ; we find only one in that condition, and the other 99 advertisers look upon this class of advertising as a working for him as clerks. It is time something was species of blackmail, and, while submitting to it, their done to stop the ravages of these concerns; streets resentment is none the less deep-seated and lasting. which were formerly busy and filled with buyers are Our advice is to discontinue the practice. It now quiet, the shutters up and the doors barred, and all ill becomes the dignity of the faculty or any memthrough the operations of the department store ; a ber of it to become an advertising agent, and the halt must be called unless further mischief is to be time of the secretary-treasurer can be better employdone. We hope that the people interested in Ald. ed than acting as collector of petty sums of money Galley's work will give him all the aid possible by not required, and which are paid under protest. demanding that their representatives shall take action on the matter without any further delay.
NEW DRUGS FROM THE WINDWARD
Dr. B. H. Paul and A. J. Cownley (PHARM.
JOURNAL) have examined two new drugs sent for This book is before us, and in design and execu examination by Sir A. Maloney, governor of the tion is neat and attractive, and creditable to the Col Windward Islands. The first, Chione Glabra, is lege and faculty. All necessary information for
known locally as Violette, and is said to possess either pharmacists, or those who contemplate being valuable tonic and aphrodisiac properties. The such, is contained in it, and so systematically arrang specimen received was a pale root bark having a ed as to be convenient and valuable to those who
strongly aromatic odor and astringent taste. By may require to peruse its pages. The appearance of distillation 1.5 per cent. of volatile oil of a pale, yelthe book is added to by cuts of the various lecture low color was obtained. No trace of an alkaloid rooms and laboratories, with plans of the different
was obtained. From the alcoholic extract a tannin, floors. Of all the announcements which come to us
and a saporin-like body were obtained. none is more replete with information, or conveys a The other drug examined, Neurolæna Lobata, more accurate conception of the institution which the leaves of which are locally known as “é herbi à it represents than does this announcement. Were
pique,” is used as a substitute for quinine, and also it not for one fatal defect it could be pronounced in dysentery. A small quantity of an uncrystallizperfect. This defect is the presence of a batch of able, bitter alkaloid was obtained. advertisements, in the front and back of the book, proclaiming the virtues and qualities of divers articles, many of them having no earthly or unearthly
THE ANTITOXIN PATENT. connection with pharmacy. Their presence in such a place is an offence against one's sense of the "eternal To say that the announcement of a patent on antifitness of things, for which there is no palliation. toxin in the United States has caused a profound If the pharmacists of this province want to know of sensation in medical and pharmaceutical circles is to the qualities of Brown's “Malt” and Jones's “Mineral state the condition mildly. Indignation and resentWater, or where to purchase “Smith's Hair Dye" ment are the prevailing sentiments. Indignation and “Johnston's Horse Powders” there are other that within the ranks of the profession is a member sources from which to derive that information more who would barter a glorious heritage for a mess of fitting than the annual announcement of a teaching pottage, and resentment against the man who has institution, whose chief aim and reason for existence brought reproach upon a profession the members of is the elevation of pharmacy in this province. With which have, since earliest history, led the van in self one exception we have failed to find anothor an sacrificing efforts for the benefit of their race, hopnouncement disfigured in this manner, even though ing for no reward but to know that help and hope almost all other institutions have a reasonable excuse have come to their fellowmen, gladly laying down for such commercialism, which in the case of the On life itself, if from the sced thus sown a rich harvest of tario College of Pharmacy is entirely lacking Near good to mankind might be reaped. The words of
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