Mr. Uhl to Mr. Olney.
Berlin, November 4, 1896.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose clipping, with translation, from the Tägliche Rundschau, a newspaper published in Berlin, apropos to the recent importation into Germany of large consignments of apples from [Page 316]the United States, simply as illustrative of the great ingenuity constantly manifested among certain classes in Germany in discovering apprehended dangers from the introduction of any foreign product which is likely by competition to seriously affect the price in the home market of like products of German origin.
In this case the fear is expressed that an enemy as dangerous as the potato bug may be brought with American apples.
I have, etc.,