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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1902)
Published Every Saturday
Entered In the Postofflce at Lincoln u aeoost
OFFICE, ....... 980-910 P STREET
Per annum, In adrance, StOO
Single Copy, Jt
(gpsom Salts . .
tt)t Popular Drug
Epsom salts, plain common epsom
salts, has the reputation of being the
drug most sold by Lincoln druggists.
Of course the estimate is made on the
quantity sold and not the amount of
revenue derived therefrom.
One Lincoln drug firm buys epsom
salts by the barrel. And a half dozen
are disposed of during the year's busi
ness. The drug is used to a consider
able extent in compounds but the bulk
of the trade is due to the fact that tt
is the household physic. Most other
drugs are seasonable, but epsom salts
have a ready sale at all periods of the
Other articles in the druggist's stock
vacillate in rapidity of sale with the
season. Early in July and until late
into September there is a hue and cry
for stomach and bowel remedies. Qui
nine next advances to the center of the
Rtage. In the winter there is turmoil
for cough, cold and iung preparations.
Prescription business in Lincoln has
creatly increased In volume during the
past two weeks. This forms a reliable
index to the 3ick list of the city. For
the next two months people fall sick in
great numbers. For nearly every one
there must be a prescription or a fa
vorite patent remedy.
Nostrums and patent medicines have
their boom days and dull season. Pre
parations that sell well the year around
usually have enough whisky in them
to cause an ecstatic feeling In the pur
chaser. Druggist trade is extremely variable.
One article may be a strong seller with
one man and his competitor across the
street may have no call for it whatever.
A customer buys a preparation. His
neighbors hear of it. They come in in
creat numbers to buy. A sort of local
clique Is forrried. And every druggist
has his own peculiar line of remedies
Few pharmacists can tell what drugs
are least salable. It often happens
that goods get stale or in such a state
from old age that the conscientious
prescription clerk cannot trust them.
These are thrown away and charged to
profit and loss.
Cocaine used to have a flourishing
sale in several of the leading uptown
drugstores. It is not true now. Just
as much cocaine is sold now as form
erly but It Is the less enterprising who
transact the business. One druggist
used to buy cocaine in twenty-five
ounce lots. Now he purchases an ounce
at rare intervals. He "froze" his co
caine trade out.
"It is an uncanny sort of business."
he said to a Courier representative,
"and I don't -want it. They come in
and beg piteously when they haven't
any money and they are a source of
worry and vexation when they have.
Besides, they present a pitiable spec
tacle. I decided to let some one else do
the business and shoved up the price
"A fiend is very keen to notice how
much of the drug he is getting. As
soon as they saw the amount dimin
ished they tried elsewhere. Now no
cocaine goes out of here unless it is in
a prescription. I like this state of af
fairs much better. The other fellows
are welcome to sell the stuff if they
The activity of a man's life te a nat
ural foe to sentiment.
Russia never loses an opportunity,
and she has been quick to revenge her
self upon Germany's unwelcome inter
ference in China. Persia and Turkey.
Bitter attacks upon the Prussian ad
ministration of Poland have been al
lowed to appear in the Russian press,
which has even been encouraged to
criticise the misdeeds of Russian offi
cials themselves. Russia thus enters
the arena as the friend of Polish as
pirations, and a situation arises in
which thee stabllshment of Poland as
a buffer state Is not out of the bounds
of possibility. Such a development
would be greatly to Russia's advant
age, for she would be relieved of Ger
many's near neighborhood without los
ing n possible nutlet to an ice free port.
In this connection I will record the
savage sentence passed upon Colonel
Grimm, the Russian traitor, whose dis
closures are said to have cost an ex
penditure of 1,200,000 pounds upon alter
ing fortifications. So comparatively
paltry a sum is nc measure of the
damage Inflicted, for the information
notoriously Included a general plan of
campaign, in which France was equal
ly Involved, and rebuilding a bridge
will hardly help matters much. The
urch-culprit escaped a death sentence
by pleading guilty in the fullest sense
of that word, and an extenuating cir
cumstance Is said, with bitter irony,
to have been his enclosure of spurious
information among the genuine secrets
handed over to Germany. Possibly this
detail, like the brldge-bulldlng, is sup
plied with a view of putting the Ger
man war office off the scent. In any
case, the sentence passed upon Colonel
Grimm, with its twelve years of min
ing at Saghalien. its solitary confine
ment in the dark, and its periodic
fasts, has frightened the wretched man
a gambler, by the bye into asking
to be shot forthwith. He prefers not
to be reprieved. London News.
A novel poster was seen by a recent
sojourner in Nova Scotia. It was
printed on rough paper with red paint.
In a childish hand, and was tacked to
a telegraph pole in a conspicuous posi
tion: "There will be a concert and fair
in Mrs. Parson's sitting-room toJay.
July twenty, at two o'clock sharp. Ad
mission: adults, five cents; children
two cents; babies, two for a cent."
Why You Should Insist on Having
EUREKA HARNESS ON.
Inequalcu by anv other.
renders hard leather toft.
eeps out water.
A heavy bodied oil.
An excellent preservative.
Seduces cost of your linrness
ever burns the leather ; its
Efficiency is increased.
Secures best service.
Stitches kept from breaking.
s sold in all
Localities JUnnfkrtur! by
Staaaara Oil Canpaar.
13 S. Tenth
JOHN 8. CAIN
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U!ra faftdallr It1U
LINCOLN'S PROGRESSIVE STORE
GREATEST OF all LINCOLN SALES
The Annual July Clearing Sale
The semi-annual event every shrewd buyer awaits. The money saving sale of the summer season.
The unalterable policy of this house to carry no goods from one season to another forces every
department manager to close out every vestige of summer merchandise. No matter
what the cost; no matter what the loss. All Hot Weather Goods must go.
Commencing Monday Morning, July 2 st, at 8 o'clock
75,000 Yards of Wash Dress Goods
AT 30C 40C AND 50C ON THE $1.00
ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST WASH GOODS CLEARANCE IX OUR HISTORY.
l?P5lH Your choice 0f 195 different styles
l.Cd.U and colors of fine Satin Striped Tissue
de Organdie, the most popular wash fabric of the
season. The designs of these goods can be seen
in no other fabric; the colorings are a work of
art, absolutely fast; material washes well; ex
tremely suitable for evening or street dresses.
Sold everywhere for 35c. During our great
Clearing Sale, at half price, cr per n T
D p o A Your choice of 700 pieces of Fine
lvCd.vi Printed Batistes and Dimities, in
cluding a recent purchase of 350 pieces of all new
fabrics, in a handsome range of navy, black, col
ored, and white grounds, every yard worth and
sold at 15c and 20c. During our Great
Clearing Sale, buy them at per yard, .
F? fC H ur choice of 500 pieces of best
ivCclVj Imported Irish Dimity,
Genuine Egyptian Tissues,
Pineapple Tissues, French Tissues,
Satin Stripe Batiste,
Fancv and Plain Madras.
Plain and Dotted Swisses in black and colors, all $$
worth 2oc and 30c. During our Great -j e
Sale, for, per yard, J OC
f? poH Your choice of 800 pieces of all the
rVCdU I2ic, 10c, 8c, and lie Wash Fab
rics in our stock, mciaJing 50 pieces of 15c
Printed Futaine Fantasie, and 40 pieces of fine
Zephyr Dress Ginghams, absolutely the greatest
offer ever made in this store at this sea- ert
son. Per yard, OC
READ Your Choice of any and all Rem-
nsnts of Waan dnnrta inolnriinir all h
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nne bnort Jjengtns not an iota reserved
at half and less former Remnant price..
1 TO 10 YARD PIECES
100 Remnants regular 50c; Remnant price 25c; Now 12ic per yard.
50 Remnants regular 25c; Remnant price 12ic; Now 5c yer yard.
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