File No. 882.51/459a.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.


Department just informed by New York bankers they have received cable advices from Hamburg alleging rioting now going on in Monrovia and throughout Republic and that authorities are unable to restore order owing to lack of funds; also that German cruiser has been ordered to capital. Bankers naturally unwilling to proceed with loan negotiations, if situation is such as they fear. Report fully by cable at once what present conditions actually are.