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THE AMERICAN TARIFF.

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THE AMERICAN TARIFF. An American lady writes to the New York papers to state a case which she evidently feels to be a hard one, says the Keening Standard. She brought back with her recently a dress from Paris, and, as it had not been worn, paid the usual duty for it. Shortly afterwards, having tried it on, she found it to be a misfit, so returned it to the Parisian dressmaker, with instructions for altering what was wron. Enter- taining cer:ain misgivings as to whether she would not be charged duty a second time on receiving it back, she wrote to the Custom House authorities to inquire, and was informed by the officials that J the law would require a second payment of duty, as the dress had not been actually worn. The owner of the garment finds that rather unfair, and contends that, once having discharged her debt to the Custom House, the duty ought not to be collected a second time but a gentleman, with a view of reconciling her to what is inevitable, gives his own experience under somewhat similar circumstances. lie imported some time back a bicycle from England, paying duty thereon. He used it for several months, took it with him on a trip to Cuba, and on returning home was unpleasantly surprised to find that the Custom regula- tions required him to pay duty on it again. He pro- tested, of course, but was told that the vehicle being a luxury of foreign make, he must pay the duty on it every time it re-entered America.

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GOSSIP ON DRESS.

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