Buying things in Market to sell again.
--Notwithstanding the promptness and determination shown by the Mayor
to enforce the ordinances and laws regulating the government of this city, hardly a day passes by that there are not from one to a dozen persons arraigned before him for total disregard of these laws.
No one has the right to buy anything in the market-places here, during the regular business hours, to sell again, whether for himself or any one else.
It is a practice detrimental to the interest of the whole community, and a rigid enforcement of the law is the only way by which the nuisance can be abated.
Let every citizen have an eye to these offenders, and, when discovered, hand them over to justice.
The following parties were settled with by His Honor yesterday:
, for buying a lot of fowls in the First Market
on Wednesday to sell again, was fined $5.
was fined $5 for buying a lot of Irish potatoes in the same place, to be used for 'trading purposes.' The potatoes were also confiscated to the treasury of the city.
had been caught buying in the Second Market
, in violation of law, a load of melons.
S. had been up for the same offence before; but, it being stated that she was very poor, she received some indulgence, and was not taxed with any fine.
Her melons were, however, confiscated.