, a butcher in the Second Market
, was arraigned yesterday on the charge of selling a shoat to L. Peyronett
at light weight.
The complainant stated that he bought the hog upon the assurance of Keck
that it weighed 130 pounds; but upon taking it home and putting it in the scales himself he found that there were only 123 pounds. Keck
, in his own defence, claimed that when he sold the meat to Peyronett it did weigh the number of pounds for which he had sold it; but that it was a fact, which could be certified to by all butchers, that a piece of meat which will weigh a certain number of pounds today will not weigh as much in a day or two afterwards.
fined him $5, which the accused reluctantly paid, and at the same time announced his intention to take the matter before the Grand Jury