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FOUE-J.F.AVED VARIETY. What probably ranks as the most profitable deal in ciaver ever brought off in California was wound up at Los Angeles recently, wln-n a clever swindler left that city with *about £4OO, derived from tho sale of fcur-Icaf clover seed. Corning to tin- city a beggar, this man acquired a scanty capital and a plentiful supply of clover plants of the common or garden variety, took a small office, aps. began operations. He told everyone lie could induce to listen to him that ho could put Ids patrons in the way of supplying tho great demand for the traditional lucky four-leaved clover, as he had the seed of a variety which produced nothing but tho emblems of good fortune. In proof of his assertions he showed a great box of growing clover, each leaf of which had four divisions. He enlarged upon tho profits to be derived from tho sale of the leaves, which, he said, more than justified the high prices he was obliged to charge for the seed which he had in stock. His seed sold like the proverbial hot cakes, and hundreds of Angelenos became clover farmers on a small scale in their back yards. Just about tho time when the first sown plants ought to be peeping above tho ground the office was closed. When the landlord took possession he found the sample box of plants, and discovered, on close -examination, that each of the leaves was of the ordinary trefoil variety, but that a fourth division had been neatly added by means of a thin strip of green court plaster. Then the clover farmers understood why none of their expensive seed had developed qnatrefoils.

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GET-RICH-QUICK CLOVER, Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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GET-RICH-QUICK CLOVER Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914