Mr. Olney to Mr. Runyon.
Washington, October 8, 1895.
Have you authentic information of action on Stern petition? Press telegrams say commutation of imprisonment has been refused. I addressed German ambassador 26th ultimo soliciting his good offices to secure favorable consideration of petition and relieve Stern of degrading humiliation. Ambassador replies, declining. Copies of correspondence will be sent to you. Incident has produced a most painful impression here.