File No. 811.413 M28/7.

The Legation of Cuba to the Department of State.


Cablegram received from the Secretary of State of Cuba appointment Señor Manuel de la Vega, Cuban Chargé d’Affaires, as President [Page 415] of the Commission to represent the Government at the unveiling of the Maine Monument. The commission consists of Colonel José Martí, representing the Cuban Army; the Commander of the cruiser Cuba, representing the Navy; Consul General of Cuba Mariano Rocafort; Señores Pazos and Torralbas, of the Cuban House of Representatives, representing Congress. The Congressional Committee will arrive tomorrow morning from Havana via Key West, and will be met by the Mayor of the City of New York and Consul General Rocafort, and it is understood that Governor Sulzer will also meet the Commission. The Army and Navy Commission will arrive on the cruiser Cuba tomorrow morning.

The Cuban Chargé will leave tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock and will stop at the Plaza.

A luncheon will be given by the Maine Monument Commission at the Plaza Hotel at 1.30 p.m. Friday, and at 3 p.m. the unveiling ceremonies will take place.

(Not dated; received May 28, 1913.)