Scarce Portland, Oregon, Criminal Slang Dictionary
A Vocabulary of Criminal Slang with Some Examples of Common Usages
First Edition. A dictionary of 430 terms, compiled with the assistance of C. R. Hellyer of the City Detective Department of the Portland police. An unusual Oregon imprint. "John Hancock, noun, current amongst confidence men and paper grafters generally. A signature. Derived from the common observation that John Hancock, of.....