Mr. Runyon to Mr. Olney.


Stern case rests with Bavarian Government. Not being accredited to that Government I have had to act through Bavarian representative here or through Imperial Government. Everything practicable has been done through the Imperial Government with the exception of formal application, which has been regarded as not advisable in this case, in view of the fact that the matter is not a matter of Imperial but only Bavarian jurisdiction. Instructions twice informally communicated to Imperial Government. Had interviews with Bavarian representative here several times. I have been informed that formal application through Imperial Government may prejudice under the circumstances. Stern writes me full report of the case will not reach pardoning power before the middle of October. I have paid particular attention to the matter and will continue. Will you telegraph immediately any special direction herein.