File No. 841.857Ar1/48

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


2809. I believe that German Government is anxious that Arabic case should not have Lusitania case brought in with it. It is easier for the Government to base its concessions on Arabic case because Arabic was going west and carried no ammunition. Popular feeling has been worked on because of Von Tirpitz party making the situation difficult for Chancellor. Above information given me by friend who has many acquaintances in Reichstag, not in any way from Government.