Mr. Robertson to Mr. Uhl.

No. 230.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 224, of May 18, 1895, I have the honor to inform you that I am now in receipt of a communication from the chief of the Hamburg foreign office advising me that he has instructed the police authorities to furnish me with samples and analyses of any American dried apples which may in future be confiscated on the ground that they are alleged to contain zinc.

I am, etc.,

Henry W. Robertson,