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FAIR SEX AS SMOKERS.
Cigarette Habit Among The Women
Declared To Be On The In
-Sad t' -ay. the u-e *: egarettes by
wmien apiears V be evel n the inI
c'e7Ze." re:narked a leading Chicago
denist wh,-e c, e is in one of the big
lown to wn y rapers. "Let me
tell you how I gained special informa
tion on the subject.
"Among my patients is a society
woman who once had very pretty
teeth. I found that she was spoiling
the beauty of her teeth by the excess
ive use of cigarettes. They were bad
ly discolored at the front. Then I
told her that she would have to stop
smoking or sacri6ice the charm of one
of her most attractive features. She
frankly confessed that she had been
using a meerschaum bolder which she
had colored to a (lark mahogony with
She added that smoking was not un
common among women who played
bridge whist. while many of the young
ger set dallied with the cigarette hab
it, though they had not yet become
what might be ternied cigarette fiends.
I think that women often regard the
cigarette as becoinming; they imagine
it gives a smart touch that is fascinat
ing. But when shown that it is a
question of a pleasant habit versus
beauty. it is generally beauty that
wins. 'My patient is trying to stop
smoking by cutting down her allow
ance day by day."
Habit on The Increase.
If these remarks are a true index of
the smoking habit among women, it
is plain that the crusade recently be
gun by the national officers of the
Women's Christian Temperance
Union has not made great progress.
Among tobacconists it is freely ad-'
mitted that the sale of cigarettes to
women of all classes has been vastly
increased by the introduction of the
coupon system, which offers prizes to
buyers ranging from a dainty bottle
of perfume to grand piano. In this
craze, however, the women are simply
imitating the men.
One dealer estimates that Chicago
has at least 25.000 men who are con
firmed "tobacco coupon fiends." while
the number of women affected by a
similar craze is astonishing. Mlest of
the women use imported cigarettes.
which. as some one has wittily said,
"are a flavor of tobacco." The con
firmed. "utterly gone" smokers, how
ever, use a cheaper grade made from
Virginia we'ed. which contains plenty
of ocherish stain and is the worst for
teeth and the nerves.
Unquestionaly the women are not
few Vho consider it a bit smart to
smoke. M\any of the smart set smoke
and some have pretty cigarette case1
made of gun metal and studded with
jewvels. Another conceit is -to have
beautiful guiden tips and initials on
each eigarette. Thi~ s.'pp' sed ti'
look smart. too. But e. en the Turkish
and Egyptian packages must have
prize c' upons in them no:waday's, as
the women will take no other.
As for the attitude of men toward
there "smoky' ladies," some take what
may be called broad and tolerant
views. wh.ile others are r.nable to re
concile the cigarette habit with their
ideals of woman:y .gr'ace antd perfec
Effect on The Temper.
"A husband who advises his wife1
to smoke," recentiy wrote to a London
paper that if smoking is soothing to
the nerves women need it, even imorc
than men do. He does not. however,
satisfy one's ctiriosity as to whether
his wife has followed his advice. It
certainly would be a practical contri
bution to endless arguments on this
subject if a few~ htisbands would con
duct experiments as to th~e effect of
smoking on wives. Does it enhance
domestic harmony? Do wives who
smoke nag less?
The average English doctor today!
thoroughly approves :he use of to
bacco as n.t on:y harmless, bu?
wholesome in couu:eracting some of
the tendencies of high-prest:re mod
ern lifc. 1'his attitude of the :nedical
profession may be largeiy responsible
for the amazing spread of the cigar
ette habit amo'ng English w.mni in
recent years. Not so long ago it wa
that %%-e si-,' kc.
In England advanced clubs nnd it
neces-ary tot set apart a ladies' iok
ing r -oni. \\hat is proper in Eng
land. vou kn-xw, may ec.n becme
"the thiiig in Anerica. In the din
img r.m .ne o. the swell np-twwn
hitels in New Y,-rk an eugraved card
is placel on the tables at Ihoe. dimr
ur which ,reads: "Gimemen and
ladie wihing to -'oke m l..v d ,o
-r 'he .gibr in." T!m;. ro 'i
hack .4 the parl -- ,n -e.-:d fI.lor:
every evening the air is I !e and thic.k
with nmoke: :hr,ugh the haze nay be
seen a score of handsomely dresei
womenl smoiking Turkish cigarette, in
company with the men.
* The Habit in Chicago.
Thus far Chicago club women have:
not absolutely adopted the smoking
room annex, at least not within the
knowledge of men, but what they may
do at an early day is susceptible of
ready forecast. It is not difficult to
conceive of a time when the legend,
"This is the smoking-room." will
adorn women's clubs. When that
time comes the phrase. *This is the
smoking car, ladies." will contain no
prohibitory note: also when that time
comes tl:e time worn statement of the
novelists that the "ladies withdrew.
leaving the men to their wine and
cigars." will seem untrue to real life:
all of which seems to anticipate a con
dition of smoky equality that few care
It is by no means hard to find Chi
cago women who say: "Oh. well, if
smoking is used as a sedative I can't
see any harm in it. It is a good tonic
after a brainracking day." Neither
are women scarce who believe that
before many yearrs. will be no more
extraordinary to see members of their
sex smoking than it is now to see
them playing golf or tennis.
..Proper Treatment of Pneumonia.
Pneamonia is too dangerous a dis
ease for anyone to attempt to doctor
himself, although h emay have the
proper remedies at hand. A physician
should always be called. It should be
borne in mind, however, that pneu
monia always results from an attack
of the grip, and that by giving Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy the threat
ened attack of pneumonia may be
warded off. This remedy is also used
by physicians in the treatment of
pneumonia with the best results. Dr.
W. J. Smith. of Sanders, Ala., who is
also a druggist, says of it: "I have
been selling Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and prescribing it in my prac
tice for the past six years. I use it in
cases of pneumonia and have always
gotten the best results." Sold by
Smith Drug Co.. Newberry. S. C.. and
prosperity Drug Co., Prosperity. S. C.
Taery-f:e 'ats rrac'tien'i ex
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t e' lttr-s busina in Seedsi in the
sonthern States, enable's us to
supply every requiremer.tin
GARDEN A0 FARM SEEDS
to the v'er'v l.e" advantate, both
as regz.r d i:lt a.rd rice.
Truckers and Farmers ,
reg n.r-n :hm::e cuantities of Seeds
are reg t-?.d 10 v. it for spec'ial
prices. If voa inte not received
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No taste. N' xdor. Anv woman can give it in
glass of water. tea. coftre6or food without pa'
wthite Ribbon Remedv witl cure or destroy the.
diseased appetite for all'alcoholic drinks, whether
the patient is a confirmed inebriate. ai "tippler,"
social drinker or drunkard. ;ndorsed by Mem
brs of a W. C. T. U. Imipossile for any- one to
have an appetite for alcoholic liquors aiter using
White Ribbon Reniedy. It has made mnany' thou-:
ands of permianient eures, and' in addition re
.tres thew .ictimi to normal! iealth, steadying the
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ever came to Newberry.
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and more to follow. We must hal
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'he largest shipments that
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reet, Columbia. S. C.
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