File No. 865.857An2/86

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


3269. For the Secretary of State. From impression gained here think Germany will do much to prevent break relations between Austria-Hungary and America. I think present moment propitious for forcing settlement of Lusitania controversy. Have heard rumor that Austria will propose submission Ancona case to a commission. Understand Greece is presenting twenty-six demands to Germany.