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An ingenious fraud, perpetrated more than once with success upon the dealers
in our market, was detected on Saturday last, and should prove a warning to
all purchasers to inspect their game narrowly.  A brace of grouse had been
selected by a gentleman in the neighbourhood which had every appearance of
being fine plump birds, but when plucked it was discovered that one was
little more than skin and bone, and that the appearance of plumpness was
given by a quantity of barley paste being ingeniously inserted between the
skin and the breast bone.  The probability is, that the bird had been
wounded, and lingered long enough to waste to a skeleton before it was
found-when the fraud was practised to ensure a sale.