Yesterday a speaker at the W.C.T.U. convention declared that few people seemed to be aware of the influence upon morals by the filthy habit of tobacco using. When acquired early it aroused the passions and converted pure youth into a veritable volcano of lust.
O evil ancient, whose bland brow gives sign Of none of that smoke-blackened vice within. Whose venerable face and air benign Cloaks from a trusting world your hideous sin; Men call you kindly, simple, free of guile, Content; but well I know you play a part, Sucking so calmly at that briar vile, To draw depravity to your black heart.
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