The "Manhattan Republic" exposes a fraud which is practised by sharpers with a double fountain pen and two kinds of ink. An agreement is made out with a writing fluid that fades, and signed by the victim with ink that does not fade. Then an entirely different agreement is substituted, and the dupe finds himself confronted with a promise to pay,
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890
Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890
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