Mr. Runyon to Mr. Olney .


I have not authentic information. Sent secretary of embassy 27th ultimo to Bavarian minister for foreign affairs to inquire into what more, if anything, I could do. Minister said what I had done has been done quite right; he said that I am not accredited to that Government; Bancroft presented no letter of recall. Stern’s lawyer also seen; he feared further Government action might be prejudicial in view of the popular hostility. I have had a conversation with German minister for foreign affairs upon the subject to-day; he declines to discuss propriety of exercise of pardoning power with adverse expression of opinion on merits.