Items of Interest

Secretary Shaw has issued, for the use of travelers abroad, a convenient booklet containing information of interest concerning the customs duties. The following will be of interest; A resident of the United States returning thereto is entitled to bring with him free of duty articles purchased or otherwise obtained abroad, of a total value not exceeding one hundred dollars. Such articles may be for the use of the person bringing them or for others, but not for sale.

As an outgrowth of the Rochambean mission to the United States in 1902. the women of France have offered to the United States a replica of the bust of Washington which was destroyed by fire in the Capitol in 1851. The tender was made by M. Jusserand, the French Ambassador, in a letter to Secretary Hay.

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