Mr. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard.


A telegram from Mr. Pendleton on February 1, 1889, informed the Department that the reported action of the German consul at Apia, who, it appeared, against the protest of the British consul, had declared foreigners under martial law, was contrary to instructions, was regretted, and had been rebuked, and that the German Government would adhere strictly to treaty status. Mr. Pendleton added that this statement from the German secretary of state for foreign affairs anticipated the representations Mr. Pendleton was instructed to make, and he would therefore withhold them for the present.