A Wrestle with Ointments

This humorous story appeared in several newspapers in the early 20th century. I transcribed it in Centennial Gregg.

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  1. A fun read. The only thing I struggled with was what looks like pharmacist on the last page. It starts like pharmacist, but the last few letters aren't right, so I'm probably wrong.

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  2. Sometimes I get to things late, and I've only now read this story. There's one word I'm puzzled about. On page 2, right-hand column, lines 2 to 4: "… and at 4 PM was keeping up the motions ??? in a state approaching total collapse." The word in question looks like "thought", but that doesn't seem to make sense here. Is it trying to be "though"? I can't think of any other reasonable possibility.

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