Mr. Reid to Mr. Blaine.
Paris, November 16, 1891.
Chamber spent long and at times tumultuous session on Senate bill fixing duty on pork at 25 francs. Efforts made to amend by substituting 20 francs, by leaving hams at 25 francs and making other grades 20 francs, and by adding requirement of microscopic inspection in French ports. All amendments voted down by considerable majorities, and bill finally passed as it came from the Senate.