Sir HENRY DRAYTON:
The druggist pays $4.40 in the open market. If we had never raised the duty from $4.40 to $9 the question would never have come up, except in regard to patent medicines, which it was claimed did not show a profit in the year's business, ^nd the prices of which had to be largely increased. We have the right of making regulations which will enable the law to be properly carried out, and if there is any possible way in which this matter can be satisfactorily adjusted, I shall be happy to consider it. At the moment, I confess that I cannot see that there is anything better than the present proposal.