File No. 702.6211/207.

The German Embassy to the Department of State.

The German Embassy presents its compliments to the United States Department of State and has the honor to inform the Department that according to telegrams received from the Imperial Consulate in Seattle, Wash., a charge of conspiracy has been made against the acting Imperial Consul, Mr. W. Müller, and the Secretary of the Consulate, Mr. Schulz. They have been released on bail of $1,000 each. The police also made a search at the Imperial Consulate without showing any order or warrant.

The acts of the authorities of the State of Washington appear to be in contradiction with articles 3 and 5 of the consular convention between the German Empire and the United States of America of December 11, 1871.