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Forestalling the Market. --The practice frequently indulged in by the hucksters of buying poultry, fish, &c., on their way in first hands to market, is one which is likely to prove of great disadvantage to the community, unless put a stop to at once. Yesterday morning a warrant was made out against Wyatt & Dudley, well known fishmongers, charged with buying several bunches of herrings and offering them for sale in the First Market at an advanced price. They paid twelve dollars per bunch for ten bunches, upon each of which were twelve, and then slipping one from each bunch put them up for resale at fifteen dollars per lot of eleven each. Before disposing of their stock in trade, however, Mr. Ellis, Clerk of the Market, heard of the transaction, and seized on to what were left, which he sold at the original price of twelve dollars per bunch, leaving the matter to be decided by the Mayor whether W. & D. shall be entitled to the proceeds therefrom, or suffer the loss of confiscat