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Smoking Now Popular With Women ?
Society Women Usually First to Become Adicted to Use of Weed In a Community. Milady Is Becoming Particular About the Brands She Smokes Now. Habit Introduced Here By Eng ligh Women Is Growing In Favor. A package of cigarette. plrne," mid a i harming girl iho itepped up to the counter of it cigar stand In one of the popular department stores and atu named a brand niurh liked (iy nun. A friend with her chut another brand and two women following announced their preffrenc. by mentioning the brand asked for by tha Orat young woman. "DO they smoke (ho same e ignrcitcn thai men do?" was asked by the In ti rested byatnndrr. "Oh, yea, and they hare no hr.l tanry In asking for what they want A rouplo of year ago a alt I would come in and link for cigarette for her brofher or possibly her father. Now she walka In and aaka for her own brand and ban mi niurh cojtipany In the doing of It thai she does nut Hit ter any embarraaament." "I remember when had nnlv one woman rutomer," the clerk said, "sho van not the aorl of woman who ever went about a thin In an underhanded way and ao ihe would coma and ask for rlgarftlea, quietly and Indepen dently, aa though It were the most nat ural thing In the world. "After awhile some of her friends came In. and In a abort time- she had Introduced the smoking of olgrette among the women of her circle, which U the tnoai ckclualva in the city. Bui even then, smoking did not become ao popular among women until the hotels opened their doora to women cigarette inokirs and now It Is quite the BUM) ordinary thing In tho world to aell cigarettes to women. "Mothers and daughter often coma In together and tby do not alwa ask for the ame cigarette, either, tin mother usually choosing the milder, tiraretfe Smoking fun fined t Society llarlings. Strange as It may seem, the custom of smoking i igarettea Is e-ohflned al most enclualvaly to the petted dar ling of aoclety. At one of tho wed ding In lhl et recently pruy who were not Initiated were mrprlscd to ee young women, at an upper win dow, smoking i Igarettea, and were in dined to think It a very interesting and un iua 1 1 thing. An llClUllVI woman's rluh, one of the leading aoclety organization In the Wast) I wle enough to have no rultl In regard to the conduct nf It numbers. Bach woman Is trusted to maintain the dignity of the club and preserve h'T ow n self respect, and so no mention In the way of rules in re gard to cigarette smoking has ever b en made there. There Is no smoking room, but mem b ra and their guesta are privileged to smoke, In the dining room, if thai dioose; In fact, tbey will ult thiii own wishes in the matter. Of course, there are women WhO'Wlll never, never smoke as long ar they live, but other are inclined to do as other do, and at any rate not to i rltl else other women who smoke The small town woman hi nM r overcome her prejudices, and v. Inn a number of women from all our tha country came to a meeting recently In one of the large titles and dlBCOV ered their chairman smoking cigar ette a nonchalantly " II tbcie had never been a question about wom an right to do uch things, MBit "f them were surprised and possibly a little eandallied. lining Man ami BwMthaaii Sni'eki- Together. "Shall we amoke?" Tha young man held nut bla cig arette ease; the dainty girl at his side cboae a cigarette, he Ughli-d a inati 'i and held It while she puffed at tbl 10 harco Ailed I yllnde r. and then I,. Ip plied the aame match to his own elg arette. The girl, with In r algaretl between two finger, looked for n comfortable seat, and preieutly hi rat down opposite hot. I'm here, chlhlrejr."' said a mire, from the other BttM Of the inclosed porch. ' "Dad." cried the girl, "coma out here." The young man had arisen and he t'u to haul up a chair. "Shan't 1 be lu tho way?" Baked th eider gentleman, aa he came around the coi ner " "Not at all," declared the girl. "(Had to have you," laid the young man "Now you young fiJu make me nallte what change, the laal twenty years have brought Into this old world of ours," sahl the man remlnln cnlly. Have a cigarette?" asked ih' young man "No, thanks; I have my cigar or a pi Da; no ilrarctte f,,r me. Bui I nai Jut t thinking thai twenty yeais ago I iskccl Kathc nne's mother to b." my wife, and how different we did our sparking In (BOM div!" "I '.id, (Son't be vulgar " "In those dava when I wanted o smoke I said: 'May I smoke?' And who In the world would ivcr have thought thai I should live to hear th- pro) n rd husband of my daughter say; 'bhall we smoke?- Imnt yoi know. I believe that Is i h.u a, terlstlc of th changes that Law taken place since your mother and I were young. I am ure that I should never have hern a glad to ace her dad break in upon Ita a you two pi, tend to be." "Pretend, dad? ' Vounif Peopl,. f Today Are More Sure nf Thiinc,v. "W ell. you young folks are more aura of youraelve. I think, than we ud to be. On the whole, you are more like pal, and I ItjppOM the smoking of loth of you I only another example of ti c parftOl nndc rstandlng between pott, George, you don t put KatbariBa I u a pe destal, and he do. s not ee In a mild Indulgence of yours a bad haMt that no lady would be guilty of. I should not bav. wanted he , moth, r b. be different In any reape.t, but I cn see the advantages of the bn.ader plane upon WblOb the poufl men and women of the present clay meet." "Hut. dad. you know iimtber ir.oke. too." "I know she doe, hut there were years and years in our live when Mie thought nior- ,.f ih.' smok that would fling to the patlor curtains than of tha eeimfoit It ,,ie tee sit down with her and smoke, she tolerated mj smoking and waa eiuly satisfied If 1 took my el gar or pipe out to th bach porch. You win notice that even yet she has never sahl to me. 'Shall we smoke " like you young folks, but l.eepa Bar c igarettes for Ihe card ta ble or with bar woman friends, just for the style of the thing, BBd never smokes in my presence." Pad grumbled on and the ynunr. folks laughed and exchanged glances and (Catherine imoked another cigni etta and whlaparad that ihe wai gimi they w ere slat ting out as they were A few yens ago a reporter lor u large c ity paper went to the office of a woman connected with civic affaiis and w.m lUrprlled into speechlessness The lady was imoklng There was no doubt about II and when she saw him the added to his e onti rnaton by ask Bg bin lo bave a Ig.irette and emok" vs. ; 1 1 lor He accepted the invi'atioa ill. 'I hi. iked II.' als resolved that aa n gentleman ha was not going to bitiay the Inch w.'io ni'l'.lged III the getltle CXlilhir.Vl"Il of tobae I II Stlloke. but BOOH one rise IBM a II I BBW and the sic let, If It WU u eccret. leake d out. It was understood that the head of the department which Joined that of the woman ln BUMd did not like It i, Mule bit becauia his neighbor smok ed His wife did all sort of bliaro thing, which he oondoBedi but ho did BOl imioke. Therefore' he would nut forgive another Woman, who wis ..,1. . ,. .nv t.,'A,,t 111-,, conservative' in every ) c m ept in.ii iba I rvtoked. lo D Ihe whole low p got a Jolt. A young woman, beautiful and fair to bee. and, moreover, connected with the proudeal and moil Important tamlUea m the natlOBi oama to visit friend. siic visited one of the most exclu sivu fatiull'S. and It on leaked out tha' she imoked. actually looked, tha nv'iiiber of the fWttttllva set ware gad, TBB some one declared ih.it many of the women of Ihe set had alre.nl-- t ike n up cigarette and the i wa BO ud of thrilling gossip on tho llbject. Ihe woman who had first caused th subject of a woman'i imoklng had 2 ' livV IfOBieB HoBchalaBtlf Smoke ( Igarc tt e In Many of the t asklunalile Hcileli. S" Making Canned Piano Music Ihed for everl vears In Fnglnd and l ad there BCQUtnd the habit. Ac c circl ing to Engllab novela, it is quite cu- te inary for fOUBg women to smoke, but there are abci thOBB who are gin I tbell daughteri are ut as other peo ple' daughters, and do BOl use- the weed. However, there la no qumUob about it Borne of the ear) be st people in England do imoke. The FTeni ti wom en ei the better i I ess do not m,'ke, ne If a woman Is seen 5 nuking lu u Paris restaurant tha Inference i that slje I an Kngllsh woman, ami an I i : llahwomaa can do as sto pleaae, and her Americ an slater is no i k. ly lo be very far behind bar, although it Is generally believed that American worn efl do ti"t care aa much for the we,, a their English lstcrs, but imoki mora because It is "the thing to do," and for the lake of doing a then do n enen Know ll"w Tv i luiiese (.nod Bmokea, The lrange thing about It Is ihut most of the young Women wh. 18 a are of "our best families.' and BOl in any aense of the weetd of the "fast gaU" They imoke a a mutter of rouuse. beoauie it is Bngllih, you know," perhaps, or because soma 010: etae whom they know injokag, or. pot- llbly, because they hk" it, but BOt bl cue they wish to pose a maecullnt .md unconventional or fast. Most of the cigar stands In town have women in charge of part of Ihe time, and they profeil, at leant Bome of thera do. to know not only cigai (ties, but cigars, an to brand and qual- "You can't fool me." sahl one rom an. who Is at the cigar stand In l Bl of the principal downtown stores 'if a doien men ate amoklng I can pick bhe also expressed trie g:cu e-Rl , Q tempt for the men who nti"k" pool brand. of cigar BBoVdo not know the difference, bul bei ability tee racognlie the different brandi whin nil are Miioking together is doubted by tome men who retarel tin inn lw h as lobai co ennnc i'eiir. Since Ho- war In ran women have handled 1 garettea so constantly timt Ho i I. a at least I - familiar wuh them, 'and If oiir war workeis come homo addloted to the otgarette habit it is no toon, ihan one could ex pi . t. The National Board ed the Young Men'l hrlstlan Association I pui'l to bave ordered that the sign "no Sinoklig here" be removed tioin their tooma, and one ran not help but won cie r if the day win ever i ..ti"' a i n similar g.rl organliatlon will rmoke like theli brothers In their publl i .. i en.- woman who hail paid lit tle Kiten'ieen to the rullngl of bOtalg which sh.. leldom visited wint to tin particular hotel to luncheon a ihori time afte r It w an ope Qi d. A'.ross from hei vt u party of four, twei men and eui a we n' brought, a beautiful goldea- tin 1 1 oil young woman, who hel nt 1 rrf -Bd he I attention, opened her cigaret'e. i as. god, aecnietlng a "light" from the man next to her, began to puff blue wreaths of smoke Into the air, Nejtl lA her t a daik-halred worn in, who MXn followed her exatnde. The Woman, who knew neither of them, Baked a friend mar her who tio y were 'The falr-halred woman li T tin . l,n in, vl piano he sldea furnishing mUllO. for the i re.cie d a new b hind ' i aim ' appll iii !; ' u'.ii has pi oe Mton, 'I hi i e :s ii man the iii trui it in t be nan w ho tin- music. Man) law a new Hi id f"r th cation of buaineaa to mualo ar soon a tha I. . . tianii al piano appi ared ( om paratlvety fan peraoni know thai tha mualo played h the naehanioal piano mual be I t ' t ii-, well ns trans, i ll. ed 1 he pi ss Involve! Inilaitely bioi i- ihan nans, rlblng the printed noti of sl-'ft DlUltC to be tcuiiiel ami ,. hiring h'.ie i of the mipio roll, a popular Just as ik win-, n for Hie- h an pe i former would bound pathetically To make II effective the theme mual ed ') Mitt,. g i,' .hntr-a i th" 'I uk haired gti 1 ileal piano llano, but for the full orchestra The mi I linger plgyi the e e nn posit ton ns be ihnngea It upon nil arranging mac hi lu ll at Iceokn nol unlike a piano, hut It keyboard responds with olloki Inatead of note. Each click reglatera a punch In the b'tig roll Of paper that COBM out of the baok of the iBatrument uku a ribbon oul of atw k tit ker Tha Arranging maihinn la played just i" the piano, only the pUyei must proceed Btuch more slowly. Blnce he must give consideration to Ibi Ui rtion ol eitra notei i r a Imir BOte he pre:,-s hi finger on the bi y and eounta eight oli h- The ve i III ni sin appeals In the paper a II ,, , , th. -Hum run by n ale trie motor t the back otha machine. ,,. ,,- note! hate other number of click By counting than the pin.r Obtatni tbl BOta he wants and rnle I ... linger When M lg flnlsh' i When It is finished, II Is run m r mi i punchei instead of not- and make oi hi r of very H"1" pi"'r. which la al nnd. from It the be Bl lei I On would doubtless make the great coin poseii turn In thilr giaies to see him, egoepl for the fad thai the player do not edit the i I s hie. They have ii.. i, ns one cxpiis'.ie. 'Ho, impu dence " ihe master roll I then run through mm bine that reprodut aa it upon ten iccIIm ut Once, The paper unwinds ftceni i, ii ,i K rolls and at the end is re wound, ita perforation! complete up on the familiar blai k ipool that fits Into the me, hanli i piano At the- muikliiK lahle the i ils are ' id out two at a time -and the dot Ii I egpn Hlon lim I aie Ul In by nieatia of a semi autnmatic marking machine, Wordi in regard to uprea- lion aie added by band by mean of mbbei atamps. it is. of oouraa, nafaaiary to con s'liiet a guldn for these e vpi . sioiis i hi re la used one eef the- ordinary rwlle asd then is iti.it k l in the llnea and wordi written b) band, Th rolla are rewound bj meanaofa hand reel and' 1" l"l and hotel, ready for rhipuient the war Missing notes are cut in and autri already been In ones are pasted ovei The workman organ, and an tl I i ' pot end a mallet and punch, It In IBtf n.