Business & Finance: Cigar Celebration

Cuba sent a gunboat, a naval training ship and the presidential yacht. The U. S. landed the officers and crews of three Coast Guard cutters and the destroyer Taylor. The foreign quarter at Ybor City was a bedlam of screeching Latins. Twenty-five thousand civilians, gesticulating madly swarmed out to a vast public enclosure of pavilions illuminated all night with blue & red electric lights. Thus last week did Tampa begin celebrating the golden jubilee of its cigar industry.

The hot Spanish festival lasted four days. Pedro Mendieta, nephew of Cuba's President, elbowed his...

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