Chargé Sleeper to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Sleeper reports that the American consul at Cienfuegos has informed him that the coat of arms and the door of the American consulate was besmeared with filth last night, and that an immediate investigation has been ordered by the mayor and the police.

Mr. Sleeper reports further that he has requested the Cuban Government to take steps to prevent a repetition and to make every effort to arrest and punish the perpetrators of the outrage.)