Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Leishman reports that he has been informed by the minister for foreign affairs that under imperial orders the school question has been sent to the council of ministers for review, and that sufficient time for its consideration has been requested, that he has granted a delay of two weeks for this purpose with the understanding that a failure to take favorable action within the time granted would be considered by the legation as a definite refusal to accord equal treatment to American institutions, and that the Government of the United States would be so informed. Mr. Leishman adds that he considers the action of the Sultan in ordering a review of the question a warrant that the matter will be favorably acted upon.)