Legal Point

: Laws And Lawyers.

A few years ago it happened that a cargo of ice was imported
into this country from Norway. Not having such an article in the Custom

house schedules, application was made to the Treasury and to the Board of

Trade; and, after some little delay, it was decided that the ice should be

entered as "_dry_ goods;" but the whole cargo had melted before the doubt

was cleared up!

Lord Brougham tells the following story. It is a curious instance of the