Mr. Olney to Mr. Ewing.


Department learns that Belgian Government has withdrawn prohibition against importation of cattle from Holland, subject to inspection on arrival. You will strongly urge similar withdrawal of prohibition against cattle from United States, adducing the rigid inspection to which they are subjected from the breeding grounds to the moment of shipment and the successful stamping out of pleuro-pneumonia and other contagious diseases. No country so effectively assures health of exported cattle as ours does, or has better ground to remonstrate against exclusion from foreign ports.