Baron Ketteler to Mr. Foster.

Sir: Referring to Mr. von Holleben’s note of May 14, I have the honor to inform you in accordance with instructions received that Mr. Greiner, chancellor of the German consulate at Sydney, who has been provisionally designated to act as the German member of the Samoan land commission, has arrived at Apia, and that he entered upon the duties of the office on the 1st of April of this year.

I avail myself, etc.,