File No. 10044/74.
Ambassador Leishman to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople, October 9, 1908.
(Mr. Leishman reports that, although rumors of war continue to circulate and considerable uncertainty and anxiety prevail, he is still hopeful that recourse to arms will be avoided, as the leaders of the constitutional party continue to act in the most conservative manner and are evidently doing everything in their power to calm the bellicose spirit of the army, much to the discomfiture of the reactionaries.)