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THE LATEST SWINDLE

J (PBOM OtJB I>ABTB OOBREBPONDBMT,) | An apparently novel and original I fanner 6i ftupoinleatly (< midog the " ?fl D 4" I>W £? en B P oVe^^ l?y onp of "■ ••- <waKii)|§| 9f th P Bogleyarfla' who Ithoaw . * " ' t * > falaDPjfßeg| l rf(aaonJ;ed I live by tholr wltß. . . ""- whiob

1 the second and third class cm.*, ' abound between tho Faubourg Mont- ( martre and the Plnoo do la Ropubllque. . tie inotised hii true— a term invariably [ used by the French to designate an ; operation of a sharp or shady oharaoter — 1 In the following manner :— Entering a 1 oafd ho ordered a glass of oxpenaivo wine, , oognao or chartreuse, drank off tho • b vernge; suoDckod his lips after It with 1 Infinte relish, nod then oalled with g»-oat 1 anetion for the manage? of the establish- ' men*. Handing tho reckoning to the k gerant the trickster praised tho liquor io I an enihualaßtlo manner. <( Mon ami," be ' added (n hti blandest manner. Where ! do you get those admirable dclnka .of I youra ? That chftrtreuoe Io excellent, the ' o~gn»o la admirable, and the cafe noir Is 1 delioloua," The manager, enchanted, 1 usually told tho blaud oaatomor cvjry--1 thing he desired to know, end not oaly this, but If of nn exceptionally obl/glng turn of mind ho actually lent the sharper Bomo of his note or memorandum paper, marked with the name and sign of tho establishment. The sharper then filled Id the paper with dennnda for a supply of goods doiortnintd on, and aent an aocom pllc.i, dreoaod aa a waiter, to obtain the dollvary of tbom. In this mßnner the fellow Rrreatod — who wan woll-drooaed — had sufoeoded m onti alntjle day In swindling a wluo and spirit raorohaut out of a oaso ot ohampagdo, oontalnlog fifty bottles of tho best brand aud twonty bottlea of the most cxpooalve brandy, whl'o ho obtained from a wholesale grocer a large consignment of oofifco. • 1 — — f

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THE LATEST SWINDLE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889

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THE LATEST SWINDLE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889

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