--If the apothecaries of Richmond
could effect any arrangement by which access could be had to their stores at any hour of the night in cases of emergency, it would be a great convenience to the public.
A gentleman whose wife was taken suddenly and dangerously ill a few nights since, was sent off by the physician to obtain some medicine which it was necessary she should have, and before he could get into any drug store he had to run from the corner of Brook Avenue and Broad streets, down to the corner of 12th and Main.
Every apothecary store on the route was applied to, but in none of them could admission he had, and it was only through the kind assistance of one of the watchmen that he succeeded in getting into the one he did. The physician in question does not hesitate to say that the life of his patient depended upon procuring the prescription sent for, and similar cases being of frequent occurrence it is to be hoped some plan may be adopted by which one or more of them may be accessible at any hour of the night.