Mr. Uhl to Mr. Olney.
Berlin, January 25, 1897. (Received February 12.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 201, of the 4th ultimo, in regard to the alleged discrimination against American woods by railways in Germany under Government control, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy, with a translation, of a note just received from the foreign office, in which an explanation is given, which the German Government hopes will convince the Government of the United States that there is no differential treatment of woods of American origin.
A copy of this note has been sent to Mr. Carl Gartner, of Hamburg, and it will in part depend upon the character of the reply received from [Page 238] him in regard to it whether I shall take further action in the matter at once or whether I shall await instructions from the Department.
I also transmit a copy of my note, F. O. No. 153, of the 13th instant, on this subject, to which a further reply has been promised me, and have the honor to be, etc.,