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present owner, Mr. M. Popta, who gained his diploma for chemistry at Amsterdam in 1896, came into possession in the year 1904.
During the eight years of his management the business has been considerably enlarged and is now considered one of the finest wholesale and retail chemist and druggist stores in Java, where every article known to the profession is kept in stock. Mr. Popta added a mineral water factory the first in the Island, a large steam boiler supplying the distilled water and two 10 h.p. motors creating the necessary power for the whole of the works, including the sterilising bottle-washing machinery. At night the
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