File No. 763.72/1753

The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Secretary of State


272. Rumor of possible Cabinet crisis owing to Giolitti firm neutralist attitude. He is stated to believe that Austria will yield to all reasonable demands and his friends claim he can command majority in the Chamber which convenes 20th instant. It is rumored Italy and the Entente powers have an agreement signed April 25 giving Italy one month to make decision.

Nelson Page