No. 1009.
Mr. Magee to Mr. Bayard.

No. 136.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on the evening of the 19th instant I received a telegram from Mr. Russell, United States consul at Liverpool, transmitting a copy of cablegram received from Mr. Adee, by which I was instructed to ask the royal foreign office to cause the apprehension and detention of one Albert Eberson, a Swede, charged in the Wisconsin court at Milwaukee with attempted murder and forgery. I at once saw the under-secretary for foreign affairs, read him the [Page 1484] telegram, and requested him to give it his immediate attention. This he did. Up to this date no information has been received at the royal foreign office of Eberson’s apprehension.

If he should be arrested it would be necessary, before this Government would surrender him, to have certified copies of the indictment pending against him at this legation, as well as some person to identify and receive him on surrender by the authorities here. During my conversation with the under-secretary he remarked that if Eberson was not a naturalized citizen of the United States they would not surrender him if taken into custody. They would, however, if arrested, hold him until satisfied upon this point. To this I made no reply, judging that it was best to await our coming to that question before we concluded it.

If Eberson should be arrested I will at once cable you, and perhaps I should be informed by cable as to subsequent proceedings desired in the premises.

I have, etc.,

Rufus Magee.