Mr. Hanna to Mr. Blaine.
Buenos Ayres , April 30, 1889. (Received June 22.)
Sir: I have the honor to send herewith in duplicate, an editorial published last Sunday in the Buenos Ayres Standard, the valuable paper owned by Mr. M. G. Mulhall, the Argentine statistician, and author of “Mulhall’s Hand-Book of the River Platte.” He takes his reckonings from some tables just furnished by Mr. Latzina, chief of the bureau of statistics, and very high authority on such matters.
These tables seem important in several respects, especially as showing the vast volume of trade steadily going to European markets, which should and could be more largely shared by the United States if some method were devised to establish and maintain adequate and rapid steam-ship communication between the United States and this country.
These figures are also important from the fact that they show a vast Argentine exportation of corn and wheat to European markets, a very serious question in connection with farming industry in the United States.
While Mr. Mulhall, in the inclosure following, discusses only that portion of Mr. Latzina’s tables relative to England, those given of the trade of Germany, Italy, France, and Belgium, are fully as significant and worthy of the attention of the United States.
I am, etc.,