Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower.
Washington, January 25, 1899.
Sir: I inclose for your information copy of a letter from the Secretary of Agriculture relative to the complaint of the Cudahy Packing Company, of South Omaha, Nebr., that the Austrian Government is enforcing a new ministerial decree which exacts the payment of duty on the salt in which meats are packed in addition to the duty collected on the meats themselves.
You are instructed to investigate the matter promptly and to report the result to the Department.
I am, etc.,