This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This distinguished individual, whose dealings with nurserymen render him an object of their tender solicitude, has recently received the following notice from the daily papers;
"A man named John T. Norris, who lives in Springfield, 0., is carrying on a systematic and very extensive swindling business. He advertises his headquarters at Springfield and Cincinnati, and orders goods and products of various sorts from firms in all parts of the Union and Canada, referring them to bankers and other business men. When the goods arrive they are immediately taken from the express office or freight depots, and transferred to other parties for any amount Norris or his confederates can get for them. Norris was in the Ohio penitentiary for swindling nearly a year but was discharged through a legal technicality, and has been carrying on his business since on a larger scale than before."