The International Volume 7

The International Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...had been purchased by Mrs. Dodge in New York before she went to Europe. As to the balance of the seizure, her lawyer claims that even it is most unquestionably not subject to duty. His investigations show that the law specifically states that customs duties are to be taxed solely on articles in excess of $100 in value purchased and owned by the returning traveller. In the case of Mrs. Dodge, she is able to prove that all the articles she had other than those purchased in New York were given her as presents while she was in Paris, and were not bought by her. Thus it appears that when the head of a family makes presents of wearing apparel or jewelry or the like to members of his family or party while abroad, such articles cannot legally be charged with the payment of duties when their owners return to this country, no matter what the amount in possession of each one may be. If this point is well taken, and it seems to be, the customs officials may as well hereafter drop the business of persecuting home coming Americans, for few of them will have anything in their possession which was not clearly and legally given to them. We do not believe in the evasion of any righteous responsibility, but when laws are passed in restraint of the reasonable freedom of citizens, and for the purpose of oppressing a class, they should be strictly interpreted, exactly as though they were just and commendable laws. THE INTERNATIONAL An Illustrated Monthly Magazine OP' TRAVEL AND LITERATURE A. T. H. BROWER Editor and Proprietor 358 Deareorn Street CHICAGO TERMS... One Dollar a Year. Ten Cents a Copy. One--Dollar and Sixty Cents 1o Foreign Subscribers. Bank Notes May Quite Safely Be Remitted When Placed Between Paste-Board or Heavy Paper. Magazines Are Not Sent After more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524748
  • 9781236524744