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Arthur Fisk, merchant, of Picton, was today charged with evading the payment of 1.6 9j>, balance of Customs duty on a case of cigars in December last. It appeared that the Customs officer had made a mistake in regard to the weight and rate, charging originally as for tobacco. On his pointing this out to Fisk, the latter at once paid the extra amount, but subsequently on his showing Fisk that a mistake bid been made in the calculation of the weight, that gentleman declined to pay for any more mistakes; hence the action. The Resident Magistrate gave judgment for plaintiff, with costs, promising, at the suggestion of Mr M'Nab, for the defence, that if Fisk made representation to the Government that the judgment was a hardship (as he had since sold the cigars), and the matter was referred to him, he would give his opinion of the matter.

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A CUSTOMS PROSECUTION., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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A CUSTOMS PROSECUTION. Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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