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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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chemist, reports lie found the .poison
in the farmer's hair ana fingernails.
Blotner was taken violently ill Me
morial day. Dr. Hillsman djagnosed
. his ailment as arsenical poifconing.
The young farmer was taken to Buf
falo for treatment Sjnce his return
he has been questioned closely by
county officials on the theory that an
attempt was made on his life.
In Little Valley the Blotner case
is discussed in whispers. Everybody
has a different theory.
The finger of suspicion has been
pointed at three different persons,
but county officials admit they have-
not enough evidence to secure an in
dictment Names that figured prominently
in the Buffom case are heard on the
lips of villagers.
Some go so far as' to say the al
leged attempt on Blotner's jlile was
part of a gigantic plot to open the
doors, of Auburn -prison for Cynthia
It is argued that if a successor to
the Buffoms on the "poison farm"
were stricken with arsenic.it would
tend to prove the farm contained the
poison in some 'form that finds its
way into the bodies of tenants and
that Mrs. Buffom is innocent of mur
der. County officials have had tests
made of the water, -wall paper and
vegetation on the place, but no trace
of arsenic has been found.
Blotner resents visitsfrom inquis
itive persons. He tells newspaper
men bluntly to get off his property.
While he is incapacitated Mrs.
Blotner takes care of the farm and
the cows that graze on the hillside.
farmers passing over the road that
passes the farm look up at the house
in much the same way children scan
a "haunted"' house.
They are eager to have the mys
tery cleared and eager to assist Dis
trict Attorney Archie Laidlaw and
Sheriff Charles Nicholas. The offices
of the officials are flooded with sto
ries about the "poison farm." Some
are being investigated, while others
are considered products of terrorized
Detectives have been brought from,
other cities to assist in the investiga
tion, but the question still remains
What strange-agent of death hov
ers over the "poison farni"?
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fashion, all the grains are kept sep
arate. Slowly add a cup of thor
oughly washed rice to a quart of boil
ing water, which contains two level
teaspoons of salt. The boiling should
continue all the time the rice is cook
ing. Stirring is not permitted, as
this will break the rice grains. About
20 minutes is sufficient to cook the
rice. Poiir off all the water from the
rice, cover with a cloth and place in
a warm part of the stove, so that the
grains will swell. To remove the
starchy material from the outside of.
the grains, cooks sometimes turn the
cooked rice into a strainer and pour
one quart of hot water over it before
covering- with a cloth and allowing
tq steam and swell. A cup of raw rice
cooked in this way will give over four
cups of very white and light boiled
The water drained off from the
rice can be used in soap making to
save rthe starch and mineral matter
which it contains.
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no longer our only love the "trot
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serge, tiicotine, serge, taffeta and
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ple of the grape and the plum are

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