London, Nov. 30. - Representatives of the Associated Press have been making inquiries in various British and Continental trade centers as to the effects upon trade already traceable to the result of the presidential election. These inquiries have ben made among the leading exporters and at the American consulates and of the larger forwarding agents. In England the increase in the number of involces prescnted for authontieatlon at all the consulates in the flrst week after the eleetion of McKinley was more marked than during the second and third weeks. But the inciease for the second and third weeks over the same period in Octoper cent. Among forwarding agents there is i t ie general belief in good times nbroad, many of them having since November made contracts for largo mounts of cubic space. Reporters and large commission houses report greatly increased activity, which they oxpect to continue for some time, American stocks of dry goods, etc, having been allowed to fall very low. The winter buyers, due shortly, ar expected to order heavy lines of goods. In Dublin there is everywhere tieeable a general expectation of ini proved trade during 1S97. This feel ing is based chiefly upon the indications of the past few weeks of returning prosperity in the United States. One large exporter, however, qualifies this generally held opinión by saying: "International trade is dependent upon so niany fluctuating quantities that no absolutely safe predicüons can be laid down as to the future." In Paris the indieations in trade cueles are that the exporls during the r.oxt few months wlll be heavier than ii. u long time past. There is a wideprend anticipation in France of an Increaee in the tariff and it is thought wise to anticípate such an pvent by large shipments of Fresen goods to the öntted States while the existing sehrdules remain in force.
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