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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 23, 1912, Image 12

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WHEN $20,000 WENT UP IN SMOKE
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-Twenty thousand dollars worth of ppium, morphine, cocaine
ami opium-smoking outfits were stacked together in a huge bonfire,
and burned in San Francisco recently.
The, heap comprised opium pipes, bowls, trays, .picks, scrapers
scissors scales, lamps ard hoptoys that have been gathered from
San Francisco, 5acramento, .Stockton, Oakland, San Jose and
Fresno since' July 1, 1911. Everything that pertained to opium
smoking orthe drug habit was piled into the heap. It was the fruit
of l,500rartrests and aggregate fines of $15,000, resulting from 1,000
convictions. i
" Some ot the opiunvpipes that were destroyed were valued a?
$500 each. They were two hundred years old and saturated with
the- drug utter years of usage.
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Nothing better can be found
for scouring knives than plain
wood ashes which cost nothing.
Sift the ashes before using 'and
get all the Jumps out
The window in the bathroom
should always be open at top and
bottom, so that a free current of
fresh air may be continually,
coursing- thorugh the room - -.
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