Paris, May 3. - The Jour quotes "An American diplomatist occupying an official position in Paris," as saying: "I believe the victory at Manila will end the war. I am almost certainEuropean intervention is going to occur, and this time the United States will be disposed to welcome any peace overtures of the powers. We will return the Philippine islands and ask for no indemnity. We only want one thing, the recognition of the independence of Cuba. On that basis and under these conditions we will lay down our arms. It is possible peace is near, if Spain is reasonable."