Business & Finance: Celestial Smokers

Not only moralists, but also business men, are becoming deeply interested in the habits of the 400 million odd inhabitants of the Celestial Republic. The buying power of this huge population is enormous—as British textile manufacturers and the Standard Oil in this country proved years ago.

Now the tobacco trade is asking: "Can the Chinaman be taught to smoke? If so, what?" Inquiry reveals the fact that in China the old fashioned water pipe is passing, and cigars are too expensive for popular consumption. On the other hand, the coolie is taking very kindly...

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