Mr. Bayard to Count von Arco-Valley.

My Dear Count Arco: Referring to my note of yesterday, I have now the pleasure to inform you that a telegram just received from Mr. Pendleton, at Berlin, states that the object of my instruction to him in reference to the declaration of martial law by the German consul at Apia had been anticipated, and at the foreign office he had been informed [Page 193] that the assumptions of the German consul at Apia were disavowed, and that such action, if it had been taken, was regretted and rebuked by the German Government.

This was wholly in the line of the note verbale you read me this morning.

Believe me, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.