File No. 763.72/1837

The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State


2337. Von Jagow gave to United Press to-day an interview implying Germany will not give up its method of submarine warfare. He also quoted from autobiography of ex-Ambassador Andrew D. White, volume II, page 168, when White says at his request during our Spanish war German Government stopped and searched steamer supposed to be sailing with arms for Spain. In this connection please note German Government was probably quite ready to oblige white, as he practically offered them a gift of part of the Philippine Islands. See his 494, July 13, 1898, and 507, July 30, 1898, to Department, and Department’s 556 of August 15, 1898, to him.