Mr. Grant to Mr. Blaine.
Vienna, August 20, 1891. (Received September 4.)
Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith, for the information of the Department of State at Washington, the inclosed correspondence relating to the case of Mr. Julius Kranz, a naturalized citizen of the United States, of Galician birth, who, while making a visit to his native town, Wicliczka, was deprived by the local authorities there of his naturalization certificate and passport, and who was ordered to appear on August 4 before the board of enrollment for examination for military duty in this Monarchy.
The case of Mr. Julius Kranz resembles very much that of Mr. Alfred Janowitz, which was reported in my dispatch No. 183, under date of August 18 last. Through the interference of this legation in behalf of Mr. Kranz by calling the attention of the minister of foreign affairs to his case, he has been relieved from all liability to military duty, his papers returned to him, and he has been permitted peacefully to continue his visit to his parents.
Trusting that my action in this case may meet with your approval,
I have, etc.,