Foreign News: Like a Lord

The House of Lords learned, last week, from Baron Gorell how to "gazoomph a sarker," "noise the edge," and "sling a gee." This information was imparted by the Noble Lord, after he had spent a month in English provincial towns, spying and eavesdropping upon the uncouth persons who hold bogus auctions.

"They call the auctioneer a 'ham-merer,' " said Baron Gorell, "and his confederates are known as 'ricks.'

"When the 'ricks' find a 'sarker' or victim with money†, it 'becomes the object of the 'hammerer' to 'gazoomph' him; and this or any swindle is...

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