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SUBURBAN GROCER FINED
Francis Thomas 'James Ayres, who keeps a grocer's shop In Angove street, North Perth, received a call from Constable Findlay, of the Weights and Measures Department the other day. The constable, seeing a parcel of grocer ies made up* ready' 't6 be sent out to the plircjjaser, proceeded to weigh ont the
eighteen pacKages. ur tnese tie round eignt parcels, including sugar, dates and ginger, to be SHORT IN WEIGHT As a result Ayres was summoned to answer a charge of selling goods which were underweight, and pleaded guilty be fore Mr. H. D. Moseley (P.M.) at the City Police Court on Thursday. The constable stated that Ayres' own scale showed distinctly that the goods were underweight and were against the customer. Ayres said the parcel of goods was done up to be sent to his sister, and he may not have weighed them all, but put them in as presents. Mr. Moseley pointed out that he was also supplying other people who had their requirements weighed on the same scale. He fined Ayres £3 and 3/ costs.