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DECIDES JOjDSTAFFfflllY TRUST.
GOVERNMENT AFTErISTmaTE SWINDLERS. CHICAGO HEADQUARTERS OF CLUBS WHICH GULLED THE LOVELORN MH PICTURES. . TJncle Sam has found gome hard tuts to crack since he began smaBh isg the trusts, but he never get for i hlmBelf a more peculiar task than when he undertook to crush the "af finity trust." It was a comparatively easy prob lem to follow the trail of petroleum from a hole In the ground In Ohio to the tin can from which the world's farmer fills his kerosene lamp. It Is a long Jump, however, from freight rates on oil shipments to tariffs on love missives; from a prosecution In which there were rebates to blaze the way to one wherein nobody except the trust ever got anything at all, except dow and then a homely wife or a bus- land with a wart on his nose. In the beginning of what shall con stitute gome day the history of the Government's war on the "affinity truBt" there was no inkling of the or sanitation of such a monopoly. Chi cago clergymen, to be sure, had re ported a constant diminution of mar riages effected through the ordinary channels, but this condition was as crlbed to young men's growing aver lon to contracting additional respon sibilities In days when salaries seemed out of proportion to the cost of liv ing:. Nobody suspected that the old fashioned method of courting hold ing hands on the settee of an Ingle nook or cooing in a hammock on the front porch, when there was one had been superseded to a large extent by a trust system. The Searchlight. Club was the means of awakening the Government to the destruction of competition and oldtime rivalry In love making. In the course of a long court contest Uncle Sam learned through this "club" that It was only one of hun dreds of the same kind In various - cities and towns, that all were allied to a central headquarters in Chicago, and that all would guarantee to dis cover the affinity, the genuine soul mate, of any person who would pay their fees. A marriage was also guar anteed. The Soul Mate Provider. The pretty town of Elgin, 111., hug- King the banks of the Fox River and famous bb being the. focus of the Watch Trust, was the home of the Searchlight Club. The president of this organization, which was no or ganization at all except as it formed a part of the "affinity trust," was Miss Marion Grey, dashing, handsome, ap parently possessed of a great deal of money and for a long time a mystery It she had confined her operations to finding soul mates for the thousands of girls In the watch factories of the town she might have amassed a for tone. But she sought fame as an affinity joiner in a larger field. Using the United States malls led a Post office inspector to her richly furnished suite of offices after she bad taken in aiout $3000 in three months. The postal inspector pretended to be in search of an affinity. He did not make a misrepresentation. He was hunting for the "beautiful young widow, possessed of 133,000," whom Misg Grey had selected as the affinity of William Grabell, a lank farmer of Dearborn, Mo. The Mlssourlan ac cepted and married the woman to whom Miss Grey had Introduced him by mail, but he said she was homely, Penniless and misrepresented. He had wooed a beauty by mail, but wedded a plain affinity at the altar. This Mlssourlan had paid the Searchlight Club $5 to "discover his affinity." After -he married her he complained to the Government that ka had been swindled. He wanted Miss Grey punished. He took his Jife to Chicago during Miss Grey's 1 rial. Although it was shown that kindred of others had paid Miss j Crey $5 each without even being in j troduced to'a possible affinity, it wag : n the specific complaint of the MIs j ourI man who wedded the one she Provided that Miss Grey was found ; tiilty by a Jury aud sentenced to Prison. j Miss Grey's offices were raided and j she was arrested when the postal In j peyor failed to get a clow to the j I'Kinty of the -wealthy and beauti ful young woman, unincumbered," j who had been promised to t!ie Mis- sourl farmer. TeouhhuUs of letters ' ere seized in her offices. She had ejit seveiiil stenographers busy. Mlj,s (jri v confessed that she had , ent the ,!iuto'.nil.B of a Mr. Cilne, f Omaha, to 1000 men who Bought ives, hut none of them wiis ahlo to 'n ilM "hi auuful, rh h widow." 'ihis Alhiiify a l'iru! tie. ?eoi-.-s (,f ij-.-.u and wor.n !i wrre n to 1 ' i. i. ; -11 as v. it ne: si -3 fur t he -vi'n.ini lit. A -'.fuR lh m v as ktn C;rl.:.-i,, i.ixiy-lhreo year old, ! !.., ... A ,-..t..t,l,.m Tn V K-s ' 1-.- I .- : .1 I ::u a 1 inure b( hti j affinity and promised to bring about a marriage,, he testified, and he was so tickled with the prospect that he at once mailed Miss Grey her $5 fee, but he beard from her no more. Miss Catherine Bolen, of Bellevlew, Ohio, had seen her soul mate In a picture of John A. Logan, of Carml, 111., sup plied by Miss Grey. She corresponded with him several months. She saw him for the first time In the court room, and learned then that he was a helpless cripple, both his legs being paralyzed. Miss Bolen was a viva clous, handsome girl, but she could not be. Induced to believe that her natural affinity was a young man who could not move without crutches, al though she believed in the theory of opposltes. Miss Grey was convicted of operat ing a confidence game, but was freed on ball pending argument for a new trial. Assistant United States District At torney Shlrer, of Chicago, was then assigned to the special task of de stroying this octopus. In Memphis the Federal Secret Service got a clew that led to the house of Mrs. Jennie Scott, No. 214 Eighty-second street, Chicago. She was arrested ai the operator of "Glinn's International Corresponding Association." She was only a boarding house keeper, but under the name of this association and the names of "Mrs.. E. L. Gllnn, Mrs. Jennie Call, Mrs. A. M. Harvey and Mrs. E. L. Glynn, she had re ceived thousands of letters at her boarding house and also at No. 22 OS Wabash avenue, where she had a mall box. The letters were all from men and women who sought her aid in seeking wives and husbands. It was discovered that the litera ture sent to "affinity seekers" by Mrs. Scott was almost identical with that sent out by Marlon Grey. Apparent ly It had been revised after her con viction, but in every Instance the "marriageable person" was represent ed to be worth from $1000 to $5000. Used Mrs. Tod Sloan's ricture. Miss Grey had represented her patrons to have amounts running from $500 up to $25,000 and $40, 000.' Mrs. Scott thought a smaller sum was sufficient to Induce anybody who wanted a "soul mate" to start a-wooing. - Among the photographs which Mrs. Scott sent out to men patrons was one of Mies Julia San derson, the actress, wife of Tod Sloan. When this picture was sect to a lone man who wished a wife it was sure to bring a $2 or a $5 fee, Mrs. Scott's charge for an introduction by mail, especially it It was accompanied by a description like the following, taken at random from the many found among Mrs. Scott's papers: "Thirty-four years old, 120 pounds. light hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, American and Protestant, income $54,000 a year, good looking and does not care for society." The capture of Mrs. Ecott brought her daughter into the limelight. It was learned that she had been em ployed by Harry Hart. The Govern ment's spies had heard of him as be ing the organizer and directing head of the whole affinity trust, owning the headquarters and at least a dozen of the branches. The search for Hart led to No. Sal Wabash avenue, Chi cago, and a raid on the sumptuous offices there of the Leaman Club. Isadora Meyers was the manager of the club. When arrested he said he bad conducted the club for Hart and his chief associate in the trust, Hugo Morris. The Government's agents learned that Meyers had contracted with Chicago photographer for 60,000 photographs of three actresses and three actors. Whenever a man or woman answered the advertisement of the Leaman Club Meyers mailed one of these photographs to the writer, and represented that the orig inal of the picture was "heart whole and fancy free" and that an Introduc tion could be arranged If the writer would Join the club and pay a fee of $5. It the $5 was sent later the wife or husband sseker would re ceive In reply a letter like this: "The original of the photo which you received la now corresponding with other members of our club, and has requested us not to send any new names Juut at present. Wo there fore recommend the inclosed desir able member's Daine. Many Dram-lies In West. But how could anybody be induced to writo to this "desirable member?" The dub had already selected the original of the photograph as the liuelorn's heaven Lorn soul mate; to think of i:-. reptiiiff an)' oilier was sac rih'e; so he or fhe plodded on It , .1 ,, . ; ; e bl 'sH.'.lnesn timl i-hnrped the " to I'l -lit an 1 lo. , while the Ltiiv man Club's safe was bulging with money thus gathered. The authorities uncovered fifty or more of these "clubs" in Chicago alone, all operating under the same plan and with Identical lures, except that each had its own pictures. Hart and Morris fled. . Their principal tools are under bond awaiting trial. Mean time the Government Is seeking to discover and suppress the branches In cities other than Chicago. One of these Is said to be the New York Cor respondence League, Toledo, Ohio. Another, which advertised, "Join our affinity club; we will And your other half," gives its address as Lock Box 106, Lestershlre, N. Y. Another has Its mall sent to Lock Box 686, Vassar, Mich. The Select Club, of Tekonsha, Mich., under the title, "Special Selec tions, D XX," offers any man a bar gain in wives in Inducements like this: "14 Me. Here I ani, boys; have $10,000 and will inherit $20,000; handsome blonde of thirty-eight sum mers, golden hair and blue eyes, fair complexion, graceful form, mild dis position, good education, can play piano and violin." What appears to the authorities as most extraordinary is that so many men and women patronize these mat-' rimonlal snares. Questions relating to this point elicited unexpected an swers. "Are most of your patrons giddy boy's and girls?" was asked of Mrs. Scott. "This is undoubtedly true In some instances," she replied, "but I'll tell you many would be shocked to know the high class people who are anxious to win soulmates. Why, there's one good fat check among my effects that I'd like to keep; It's a fee for getting a wealthy railroad man a pretty young wife." These " revelations, showing the great number of swindlers preying on gullible people through their heart strings, aroused Chicago's Aldermen to frame an ordinance that should prohibit the existence of any form of matrimonial agency or affinity organ- lzatlon within the city limits. The law is now ready for passage. New York Tribune. AMAZING MEDICAL L TEST BY EDITOR BOK. Ol 5000 Prescriptions Written by Eminent Philadelphia Doctors 47 ' Per Cent. Callod For "Proprietary Medicines." " Edward Bolt, editor of the Ladles' Ifome Journal, which was first In the Hold in attacks on "patent" medi cines, and who paid one manufactur er more than $17,000 damages and costs for false statements concerning a well-known remedy, recently ap peared before the Philadelphia branch of the American Pharmaceu tical Association. In a discussion Mr. Bok stated that, on a basis of BO00 prescriptions examined, many of them written by eminent doctors, forty-seven per cent, called for "pro prietary medicines of unknown com position." This Is pretty conclusive evidence that practically one-halt of the prescriptions written by eminent physicians in Mr. Bok's own town are for "patent" medicines, which could Just as well have been pur chased by the user without paying from $1 to $5 for a Latin prescrip tion for them, but which are pre scribed for the reason that they are the best remedies known to medical science. Mr. Bok did not state how many of the fifty-three per cent, that were not for "patent" medicines called for such drugs as quinine and EpBom salts. WISE WOKDS. A duck of a girl can make a goose out of any man. A contented heart Is a cash register full of gold coin. When extremes meet they don t always recognize each other. Ever notice how many friends you have when you don't need them? - 4'here are ' three kinds of lies white lies, black lies and society lies. Because Life hands you a lemon, do't try to corner the Vinegar Trust. A literary editor knows that the whole world Is trying to do "fancy work." Typewriters tell no talcs, but an uncommunicative stenographer would be a curiosity. - . with cnnimAF mmlni in such strides, spring poetry will soon be j too pithy to print. The famous shot beard round the world Is a toy pistol compared to the modern chorus girl's kiss. A man who has money to throw at the birds can hardly see the eky for the Corks that hover over him. If iota of people were portioned out th kind of fidie they deserve life nould give them sponge take. fiimnrtunitv. llko reinirtce, bath a mlnine way of ;-!ni:liig her Iiefis wh.-n :ho turns the. coiner out 01 sight. Biau'y may be only Fkin deep, but Dm i-.tlv ..: I world is sppreciutlvo e-ioui-li to a-lore ei.-n attractive tlCiTli'-g Southern Agricultural Topics. Modern Method That Arc Helpful to Tanner, Fruit Grower and Stockman. A Good Posture. The Southern farmers are further behind In thiB feature than in any other; that is the average pasture Is further from where it should be and, with proper work, could be than any other feature of our farm operations. It has been our custom to fence in so much ground and let whatever native grass and weeds come that would. Three things now call tor more attention to our pastures: 1. The increased value of our land; t, the increased demand for live Stock, and 3, the great difference be tween a good pasture and a poor one. It Is very difficult for our farmers to realize the vast superiority of a pas ture set in Bermuda grass with clo ver, orchard grass, vetch or blue grass, or possibly all four, over one left to crab grass, sedge and Lespe deia. We went out to see three good pastures laBt week. On April 9 we went over to the north side of Atlanta to visit the farm of D.Nichols & Sens. They have 140 acres out near peach tree road and on Pcachtree Creek. Hers they have about seventy-five acres of bottom land that Is the finest pasture we have ever seen. It Is well set In Eermuda, white clover and blue grass. The clover was six Inches high on April 9 In many places. Some sixty head of cattle and horses bad made a living on it since March 1, with no other feed, and all were get ting fat. Mr. Charles Nichols has this farm in charge, and It Is a very unique Ceorgla farm, for on the 140 acres b.9 does not have but one man; runs no plows, keeps one team to haul. He has some thirty or forty head of Berkshlres and some sixty bead of cattle. This man attends to all. He hauls slop from the city for the hogs. The cattle feed themselves nine months in the year and he gives them some feed In winter and houses them. This land cost over $100 per acre. Yet Mr. Nichols makes a good per cent, on his Investment. He buys all the springers be can get and sells tnilkers. We werj crjejd with, his place. And you Bhoald get sonie bot tom land In Eermtidn, blue grans and clover to appreciate what Mr. Nichols has in a pasture. - -'- --' Tbe ot;r tvro postures were up In Douglas County and owned by Mr. Selman and Mr. Collins. They, too, had Bermuda supplemented by vetch, blue grass nnd nrctic grass in one case, with orchard grass In the other. In so l.iany Instances our farmers act ually oppose everything new or differ ent from their old routine. Many will not sow alfalfa until thev find out If It 13 hard to kill. We do not know of but one nuiFanee and this Is the nut grass; any other farm g.ass can be used to advantage as hay or for grazing. We hope to see more of our farmers bejin to pay attention to their pastures. Thin work can be done in the fall and winter when they have ample time. It can be done when cultivated lands are too wet to work. The South wo;'d be millions of dollars better off it our farmers would speud the days improving their pastures that they employ In plowing their fields when the sell is too wet. G. F. Hunnlcutt, ia the Southern Cultivator. Crops After Grain. Cowpcas have long b?en regarded by progressive farmers as one of the best crops to plant aftar wheat and oats are harvested. Nowadays the price of cowpea seed is so high it is almost impossible for some planters to bring themselves up to the notion of buying them. However, It may be well to odd right hero In the begin ning that they are worth twice ihe prevailing market price now to any farmer to plant. Whether the peas are ever picked, or the vines cut for hay It does not matter. There is no way to lose with the crop and the lands ot the South need vegetable matter worse than anything else. The cowpea supplies both vegetable matter and nitrogen to the soil. , These two elements are the most costly and most essential in farming. Without them it Is Impossible to make a crop of any kind. Without them any land becomes barren nnd soon loses Its value from an agricul tural standpoint. With them It is possible to rejuvenate any old field and cause blossoms to flourish where only weeds aud wilderness prevailed. However, there aie numerous oth er crops that can be planted after grain is harvested, sueh ss corn, mil let, sorghum, melons, e!c. Tiu ten reanut offers one of the most at- ! tractive crops that can be g own. They ticed a little cultiYr.thiii rud per haps a litila more fertilisation at the beFim:lng, but tliey turn r:t ij.-etit quantities of bay siul peanut:'. The te'-da of the f:tr:ur to-;".: y fire ; to raise t'.ihi: nrei.ed r.t 1: ii!:. It '-. ' absolutely lie-es :-.ry t'-i'.t tV,: I e j done if itlde;M-nr-. n -p Ik In 1,- p ; . j .!ned. There ) no way to !:.. of gU if etc n w Ik.v l-rive !:-.; ttinc (1. Tl.s:e ii no v.jy lu ;.;.-, fi, cattle and sleek horses unless one raises feed on the farm. There is no way to raise the amount of feed wltb out putting in an eitra acreage am) the grain fields offer the Inducement. Following this system in farming means success; do otherwise and It means failure in a greater or less de gree. J. C. McAullffe. : Poultry Points. ; Observe which hens are the best layers and breed from them. If the hawks are troublesome get those bright pieces of tin, ss men tioned In this department on mora than one occasion. Dry feeding is nature's way. A brownie's worth of foresight Is worth a quarter's worth of hindsight. They say long eggs hatch cockerels and round ones pullets. Do you be lieve it?; I don't. The majority of cases of "chicken cholera" are nothing more than Indi gestion and lice. . Quinine dissolved in water Is an excellent wash for swelled head la roup. Keep a piece of csafedlta in drink ing water as a prevention of gnpes. For lice rub the heads of chick with a sponge that has been moist ened with kerosene. A tablespoouful of kerosene In a quart of drinking water Is a good remedy for a cold in the head. To disinfect, clean the coops and then wash thoroughly with water con taining four ounces of sulphuric acid to one gallon. Spade up tho runs and scatter carbolate of lime freely about tho house. For drink vessels take old ruty, leaky pans and cover them over In fcide and out with coal tar, let them dry two or three dayg in tho sun ani they will be almost Indestructible. Don't dip the persistent sitter la the horse trough or swill barrel. Treat her kindly, Put her In a slatted coop off the ground where the air can strike her, nnd she will soon get over hor broody spell. Vnclt Jce, In the Pro?-;-,:,-! F&rxjr, 1f'' Horse Tnlk. LtlS Give foalins mares feed that If cooling aud laxative. Do not hope to get a fall day's work from an animal that wcara an Ul-f.ttlng collar. The demand for r-raft horses has been steadily growing for some time, nnd the prospects are Jhat tho de mand will Increase. Keep the collars of the work ctoclc scraped clean of cakes of sweat and dirt. Bad sores may Etart from neg lecting them. Do not use a sharp edge for scraping the collars. If oats were sown In the fall. In stead of In the spring, the yield would be much larger, and colts would de velop much faster with oats cs their rjraln fesd then if fed corn for their grain. Lot horses and mules have a chance to roll after a hard day's work. They get off a lot of dirt that has become entangled in the hair and pasted down with sweat. A roll Is almost as sood for them cs a bath is for their, driver. The common practice is to give a horse a welt with a whip when it shies at something. That only makes matters worse. Treat it kindly and with assurance. It wiil ta'.co confi dence at Its driver's confidence. Urge it to examine, whst it shied at, to the end that It may see horr foolish it has been. Bridles without blinds aro better for shying horses, since they get a better view of things tltay might, shy at and havo horse senre eno.ish not to get scared at nothing if th?jr really see there Is nothing to be scared at. Sulphur For Tints and Mice. (A farmer's method of riiidlr.g his premises of rats and mice Is given as follows: If you sprinkle sulphur on your barn floor and through, your corn as you gather it there will not be a rat or mouse to bother. I have done, this for years, and have never boen bothered with rat or mice. I have some old corn In my crib at present, and not a rat or mousu can be found, In stacking hay or cats sprinkle on the ground and a little through earn load nnd, my word for It, rats. or jr. Ice can't slay there. 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