No. 18.
Mr. Lee to Mr. Bayard.

No. 239.]

Sir: I have the honor to report in the matter of the Austro-Hungarian petroleum tariff, that this Government still adheres to the specific gravity test, and has established its rates of duty at 2 florins per 100 [Page 19] , kilos on light oils and 2 florins and 40 kreutzers on heavy oils. The crude and unfinished oils exported by the United States have heretofore ranked as heavy. My action has aided in securing this reduction in the proportionate discrimination between the two.

I have, etc.,

James Fenner Lee.