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"the Wire Fence Man."

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The "wire fence man" is a now ] swindler working the farmers. His modos oporandi is thus descrlbe.l: He wants tlic privilege of exhibiting his wire fence stretcher machine to farmers in your township on yonr farm. and for which privilege he will build jou thirtr or forty rods of good fence for exhihition, and all that he asks of you is to board him, go after the machine at the nearest depot, and pay the charges, not to exceed $3, for the fence all set up where you want it. In order to have all satisfactory, and as a warrant of the farmer' s good intentions, he requires him to sign a written contract on a postal card, which ho mals to his partner, and which pro vos to be an order for the machine, price $200, worth about $25. After the machine comes a new man turns up with his postal order for the machine and requires paynicnt of $200 as per agreement on card. Ho claims to be attorney for the company and Ihrcatens to suo in the United States Court at


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Ann Arbor Democrat