' Many persona in Ypsilanti wpre viotimized doriog the forepart of tbe moDtb by a fiím giving the name of "E. J. Thorn & Co., agents for the Kbïokerbookei Silk Mills, 35 Broadwáy, N. Y. " Circular letters were reoeived in which were enolosed samples of fine süks and statiag that the firm was selling factory ends of silks, n all oölors and sbades, 10 to 12 yards long for $3; not more than two ends to bé sent to any odo person. Two dollars was to be remitted and ou receipt of tbe silk. if it was satisfaotory, the other dollar was to be paid. ' The letter olosed by saying "we ad vise you to take adfantage of this offer at yonr earliest pössible convenienoe as we are receiving so many orders daily that the sopply wül not last long. " üue person wbo did not get the silk sent for, wrote to the New York pólice depaitment and reoeived in reply a letter f rom John McCullagb, ohief of polioe, which informad him that while the firm of E. J. Thorn & Co. was lobated at the address given, freqoent visits to the building bad failed to find aayone tbere, and tbat the post office aathorities had been uotified tbat tbe mails were being nsed by the firm of E. J. Thorn & Co. for improper pnrposes.