The wife of an inveterate cigar smoker, to give her husband an agreeable surprise, purchases a box of cigars at a bargain sale, and presents them to her better half. The label on the box states they sell for 25 cents straight, therefore the husband accepts them without hesitation, and shows his appreciation of the gift in a glowing manner. After filling his pockets with the cigars, he hurries to his business. He enters a car smoking; the passengers immediately leave the car and the conductor becomes insensible. He next enters the lobby of a hotel, and the guests, bell boys. etc. after a severe fit of coughing, hastily exit and the poor clerk is almost choked to death. He meets a friend on the street and friends at the club, and to his surprise and chagrin, he is greeted always with the same reception. At last a friend explains the reason, and fearing to hurt his wife's feelings, he purchases another box of cigars and goes home. Throwing the contents of the box his wife presented him ...
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