Two sharpers visited Shepherdstown last Monday evening and made industrious efforts to swindle the store-keepers by what is known as the “flim-flam” game. They would go into a store, buy some cheap article, and offer a ten-dollar bill in payment. Then they would take the change, ask that another bill be broken, change their minds and say they would prefer it differently, and by intricate manipulations of the money try to puzzle the store-keeper and finally keep a part of it. They visited Billmyer’s, Baker’s, and Hodges’ store and Rockenbaugh’s saloon, and tried the same game on Bridge-keeper Morgan. They got very little money here, if any. The fellows came to this place from Sharpsburg, where they swindled several merchants out of small sums of money. They traveled by horse and buggy, and are doubtless making a tour of the valley.
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