Chargé Sleeper to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Sleeper quotes a telegram received from the Santiago consulate, which says that there is reliable private information that General Rabi and other prominent generals of the liberating army left that morning for Habana at the request of the Government for the purpose of conferring with insurgent leaders with a view to effecting a compromise of existing troubles. He also says that the legation has been privately informed that these generals were requested by the Government to take the field against the revolutionists, and that they offered in lieu thereof to appoint a committee to endeavor to effect amicable settlement.)