Violation of an ordinance.
was arraigned before the Mayor
yesterday, charged with buying turkeys in the Second Market
to sell again in the same place.
It was proved by Mr. James P. Tyler
, clerk of the market, that Leber bought the turkeys and paid for them, but had not offered them for sale.
These facts were admitted by the accused.
imposed a fine of twenty dollars upon Leber, and expressed his determination to enforce the ordinance in every similar case brought before him. He said that the hucksters in the markets were buying up articles of subsistence brought there, paying high prices, and thus raising the price upon consumers.
The Council had now an ordinance before them to deprive every huckster of his privilege of his selling there if detected in a violation of the rules governing the markets.
So far as existing ordinances permitted him, he should endeavor to prevent this nefarious business hereafter.