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GET MY'CORN COB PIPE OR I'LL
HAVE TO SHOOT A "SNIPE"
Throw out the old cigar box,
Give me my pipe of clay;
For the tariff has raised the price of
And these prices I cannot pay.
Apologies to Mr. Kipling.
Washington, Nov. 8. If Kipling
had waited until today to write that
poem in which he made a lot of wo
men dislike him when he declared:
"For a woman is only a woman,
"But a good cigar is a smoke,"
it would have been necessary for him
to replace the cigar with the pipe, to
make it appeal to the average man,
for the Democrats treated the cigar
and cigarette as luxuries. Which
means that instead of reducing im
port duties on them, they either re
mained the same or were increased.
My Lady Nicotine received few favors
from the new tariff law. Devotees
of the weed do not stand much
chance of saving any money under
the new law, unless they smoke it in
pipe form. If he smokes a clay pipe,
he'll be able to save more.
The same old import tax of $1.85
per pound on filler tobacco is in ef
fect today. American smokers paid
$6,120,000 last year on this grade of
tobacco. Likewise the old duty of 35
cents a pound on unstemmed filler
tobacco prevails. $1,7,700,000 "went
up in smoke," literally, last year, as
the "indirect tax" on that article, and
$2,985,000 more in taxes on stemmed
The Democrats even refused to re
duce the tariff on snuff. They did,
however, slightly lower the import
taxes on cigar bands, especially the
fancy varieties which may interest
the label collectors who paste up
vases, jars and ash trays in a riot of
While the new law imposes a tax
lower by one half on cheap clay
jilpes, the regular penny clay pipes
will sell for the same amount "T:
D.'s," however, and other more ex
pensive clay pipes, will sell cheaper.
For men who use "makln's" no tar
iff saving can be seen, unless it will
be that he can get a far better grade
of papers for the same or slightly
lower price. The import tariff on
"papes" is reduced, 16 per cent. Re
publicans, however, declare the im
porters will get the difference.
The "pipe fiend" who burns tobac-.
co incense at the shrine df "My Lady"
with costly briar-root or meer
schaums may be able to save a quar
ter or half a dollar when he finally
discards his old, time-stained favorite
and buys a new pipe imported since
October 3. The 16 per cent tariff re
duction on the fancy imported pipes
will, it is believed, cause some slight
reduction at the tobacco stores.
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WHERE'S SOL LEWINSOHN"?
Sol Lewinsohn, professional bonds
man, who was ordered put in jail by
Judge McGoorty, appears to have
flown. Deputy sheriffs sent out to
bring him in failed to find their bird
yesterday, and it is the general im
pression that Sol has quit, at least
Sol's troubles grew out of a pass
book for $6,200 which he took as
indemnity bond from Mrs. Hannah
Trammerling and then neglected to
. Meanwhile other professional
bondsmen are quaking for fear other
judges may pursue the same course
followed by Judge McGoorty.
Federal Judge Landis is one jurist
who doesn't like bmdsmen of the
usual type. It was he who barred
Lewinsohn from his court after Sol
got mixed up in the Jack Johnson
Yesterday he turned his guns on
George W. Ellis, a negro attorney,
and S. Holmes, a bondsman, who ad
mitted they made client furnish an
indemnity bond. Each wa held in
$5,000 bonds pending an investiga-
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