10 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 3

At the special sessions held at Newington on Wednesday, sixty-

-eight tradesmen were fined for' having in their possession unjuit weights, scales, and measures. This. offence is increasing until it amounts to a very severe tax upon the poor, and needs much more -stringent legislation. We never could see 'why weights should not be considered coinage, struck at the Mint, and protected by the -mane laws as the sovereign and the shilling. The next best remedy, perhaps, would be to publish the names of all traders convicted of the offence outside the police effires; like them:lea persons who have _absconded or committed any ordinary crime.