Miscellany: Smoke

In Paris, 30 smokers, each provided with a spittoon, cuspidor or bowl, met at the annual open-air smokers' tournament, established many records. Marathon money went to one M. Lenoble, who made a pipeful last 51 min. 11 3/5 sec. (without going out); speed prize to M. Bibendum (President of the Fat Men's Club) who, with perspiration-beaded temples, finished a pipe in 1 min. 10 sec. Cigaret-smoking contests for speed, for endurance, were won by M. François Fratellini (member of a famed clown family) whose performances were: 1 min. 3 sec., 38 min....

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