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Duty on Ice.

--The Mobile Register, in an article on the new tariff, says:

‘ "So much has been said about the duty on ice that we cannot conclude this article without some passing allusion to it. The $2 per ton on imported ice amounts to about one-quarter cent a pound on consumption, two-thirds of all ice being lost in wastage. This amount is so small, and the average price of ice is so low, that few will feel the tax at all, and none sufficiently to make it a hardship. To the Confederate Government, on the other hand, this tax will bring, according to competent authorities, a revenue not less than a quarter million dollars, as at least 125,000 tons are annually imported into the Confederate States--quite an important item to a new Government under the necessity of making war preparations."

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