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To the consular officers of the United States:
GENTLEMEN: You are instructed to report upon the stave trade in your re-
spective districts, so as to cover the following outline: (1) Give an approximate
estimate of the number and value of staves used; (2) the kind of staves in great-
est demand; (3) the source of supply and the cost to the consumer of the vari-
ous kinds; (4) describe the condition in which staves should be delivered, in
order to command the best price and to give the most satisfaction; (5) give the
correct dimensions of the staves in use; (6) state the kind of timber most desir-
able for the particular kind of stave desired; (7) the conditions of supply and
demand; (8) whether any American staves are sold at present in your district;
(9) any general information obtainable which is not called for in the eight inter-
I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
Vienna, Consul-General Goldschmidt..
Bohemia, Consul Rublee, of Prague
Fürth, Commercial Agent Dunlap
Denmark, Consul Ryder, of Copenhagen
Roubaix, Commercial Agent Atwell
Aix la Chapelle, Consul Zeigler
Frankfort-on-the-Main, Consul-General Mason
Lombardy, Counsel Pepper, of Messina
Portugal, Consul-General Batcheller, of Lisbon.
St. Petersburg, Consul-General Crawford.
Stockholm, Vice-Consul Georgii.
Berne, Vice-Consul-General Hinnen
Lucerne, Consular Agent Williams..
Turkey, Consul-General Sweeney, of Constantinople.
Dunfermline, Consular Agent Reid
Leith and Edinburgh, Consul Bruce
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Consul Metcalf
London, Commercial Agent Leonard
Moncton, Commercial Agent Benedict
Montreal, Consul-General Knapp
Port Hope, Commercial Agent Shaffer
St. John, New Brunswick, Consul Sampson.
Windsor, Ontario, Consul Joslyn.
Nuevo Laredo, Consul-General Sutton...
Piedras Negras, Consul Fechét.
Honduras, Consul Peterson, of Tegucigalpa
Nicaragua, Consul Newell, of Managua -
Argentine Republic, Consul Baker, of Buenos Ayres
Rio Grande do Sul, Consul Negley.
British Guiana, Consul Carroll, of Demerara
Chile, Consul McCreery, of Valparaiso
Peru, Consul Daugherty, of Callao
Uruguay, Consul Hill, of Montevideo...
Venezuela, Consul Plumacher, of Maracaibo
Jamaica, Consul Bayley, of Kingston
French West Indies, Consul Keevil, of Martinique.
Haiti, Consul-General Douglass, of Port au Prince.
Sagua la Grande, Commercial Agent Mullen
India, Consul-General Merrill, of Calcutta...
Kanagawa, Vice-Consul-General Scidmore.
Nagasaki, Consul Abercrombie ...