File No. 437.00/11.


No. 965.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 931, of the 16th ultimo, and to my telegram of the same date, I have the honor to report that * * * the Governments of France, Germany, and Great Britain have now formally proposed that this question be submitted to arbitration, and have requested the Cuban Government to suggest a tribunal or person before whom the case can be heard.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.