Mr. Uhl to Mr. Eustis.


Secretary of Agriculture says it is true that Canada subjects American cattle to quarantine of ninety days, but it is not true that any of our States enforce a quarantine against cattle from any other part of the country in consequence of pleuro-pneumonia. Regulations of South Dakota and Illinois, referred to in telegram, are the adoption by those States of the regulations of Department of Agriculture for preventing Texas fever. They allow introduction of Southern cattle during the warm months of year for slaughter only. These regulations have effectually prevented Texas fever. Our export trade is protected in everyway as thoroughly as the trade to any State, and has the important additional protection that no Southern cattle are allowed exportation.

Acting Secretary