Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Leishman reports that he has been informed by the grand vizier that the school question was reviewed yesterday by the council of ministers and was referred to the minister of public instruction with favorable recommendation, and that he hoped that the matter [Page 822]could be presented to the Sultan within the next ten days. Mr. Leishman is inclined to believe that the President’s demand and Department’s previous action have had good effect, and that the school question will soon be settled.)