Source: North Manchester Journal, December 23, 1880
Brudder Jasper may go astray in his moon talk but he cannot be mistaken when
he has thousands of witnesses. The Rev. Brudder Jasper stood on the depot
platform at Kendallville, and watched an engine struggling to start 26 loaded
cars and when it was well under way, he said, "Dat Dr. Marshall's Lung
Syrup must be a good medicine for dey send out car load after car load
and none of it is ever returned." Every person in sight agreed with Brother
Jasper. Dr. Marshall's Lung Syrup is good for coughs, colds,
bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough and complaints. Price 25 cents, 50 cents, and
$1 per bottle.
Sold by J.B. & J. Harter.
Editorial Comment: Dr. Marshall's Lung Syrup was actually compounded by Dr. Ezra T. Marshall, brother to Dr. Daniel M. Marshall. The "medicine" was manufactured in Kendallville by Lowman Manufacturing. There was a line of medications compounded by Dr. E.T. Marshall that was widely advertised and sold throughout the Midwest, including the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Ezra was a prominent druggist during the 1860s in Pierceton and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the 1800s the druggist was frequently referred to as "Dr." Lowman Manufacturing of Kendallville claimed that Dr. Marshall's Lung Syrup was one of its best selling products. The suggestion of W.E. Billings in Tales of the Old Days (1926) that Dr. Daniel Marshall compounded, bottled and sold Dr. Marshall's Lung Syrup, is misleading (p. 24): "One or two of his favorite remedies became popular as so-called patent medicines, and some of them may be found on the shelves of drug stores today. A few years ago J.B. Williams had in his drug store a number of bottles of the Marshall remedies. They were said to have been good medicines in their day, but lack of advertising, and newer formulas pushed them into the background, and in later years there was seldom a call for them."