Washington, Sept. 20. - Tas; question of the date upou whieb the new tariff law went jnto effect, involvlng the question oL rebates on gnxls imported between Au?. 1, the date f.S'd in the enacting clause, aad Auí;. 2'j, the date whea the bilí becarue a law, which wu raised by some of the Neív i'irk hnporters and is nowunder conideratiou by the New York board of general ftppiMÍsers, has been ref errud, at the rfquisc of Appraiser Sommerville, to Solicitor of the ïreasury Reeve by Assistant Stjcretary Curtís. Solicitor Reeve has carefully looked into tLe precedents, and after a thorough examinatiou has rendered a decisión. Altnough the decisión bas not been made public it is understood that the solicitor holds that the law did not go into effect uutil it was officially promul-ated by th? state departmeut Aug. 27. ïne importer9 will likely cirry the question iato the oourla.