File No. 130Ar22—
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 4.10 p. m.]
2722. When the steamship Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line from New York to Holland Called at Falmouth yesterday, the British naval authorities arrested James F. J. Archibald, the American war correspondent, on the charge of performing an unneutral service. Archibald had in his possession letters from the German and Austrian Embassies in Washington to the Foreign Offices in Berlin and Vienna, as well as letters to from Dumba and Papen, thinking him for his offer to take their letters. Archibald has been allowed to proceed to Holland but his papers have been confiscated.