File No. 22867.
Chargé Hitt to the Secretary of State.
Berlin, December 6, 1909.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy, with translation, of a note which I have received from the foreign office, under date of the 4th instant, relative to one Max Runge, who is being sought by the New York police under a charge of theft, and whose arrest, with a view to extradition, the New York police department has requested of the police president of Berlin.
It will be observed that the foreign office points out that the individual in question would not seem to be extraditable, as the offense against him is not included in the extradition treaty of June 16, 1852, but that if he is a German subject, he might be prosecuted before the German courts, if this was requested by the Government of the United States and the assurance given of reciprocal treatment on the part of the United States in similar cases.
I have, etc.,