File No. 865.857An2/86
The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 25, 9.18 p. m.]
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.