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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. X. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1898. NO. 19. THE SPECIAL SESSION Both Branches of the Legis lature Down to Business. MANY BILLS WERE INTRODUCED JoNeph Simon Klocted President of the Hdimtti IS. V. Carter, Chairman of the House Salem, Sept. 20. In obedience to n call issued by Governor Lord, the Ore gon leislature convened in special sos . sion at tlie state cupitol today. Senate. The senate was called to order at 10:10 o'clock by Taylor of Umatilla. . Temporary officers were elected vjpon a Biriot party vote of 24 to 6. A committee on credentials was ap pointed, consisting of Ben Selling, G. W. Proebstel and William Smith. .-' The senate adjourned until 10:45 to give tho oommittee on credentials a chance to make their report. The re port was adopted whon the senate re convened, and the new members were sworn in by Chief Justice Wolverton. - The resolution providing for peima nont organization was presented by . Reed of Douglas, and was adopted. The election of officers proceeded, with the following results: President Joseph Simon, of Mult nomah. - Chief olerk S. L. Moorehead, of Junction. Assistant chief clerk J. F. Yates, of Multnomah. , Reading clerk J. D. Lee, of Mult nomah. ' Calendar clerk Frank C. Middle ton, of Multnomah." Sergeant-at-arms Joseph S. Pur dom, of Grant's Pass. Doorkeeper W. W. Smith, of Clack amas. Mailing olerk V. H. Humphrey, of Salem. Pages Harvey Boll and Frank Hart man. The minor officers of the senate were then sworn in. , A resolution calling upon the secre tary of state for his report on the finan cial condition of the state was pre sented and adopted. - The rules of the session of 1897 were adopted. , Mulkey of Polk, introduced a resolu tion for a joint committee of two from each house to examine and report upon i the books of the secretary of state. It carried. 7 v A bill was introduced by Brownoll of Clackamas, to repeal the. act creat ing the state raHway commission, and passed to its second reading. ' Mackay of Multnomah, introduced a bill to provide new pilotage rules for the port of Portland. Daly of Benton, introduced a bill to reduce the statutory rate of interest to 0 per cent. . ' The senate then adjourned until 10 A. M. tomorrow. , : Sept. 27. The senate convened at 10 A. M. After the reading of the journal, President Simon announced standing committees as follows: , Agriculture and forestry Looney ivuuy, vjimu. - Nu . x i x n,r.ii '. Assessment anu laxaiiuii in uikuj', Mackay, Porter, Cameron, Taylor. Claims Howe, Fulton, Daly' of Lake. Commerce and navigation Selling, Howe, Proebstel. ( '. Counties Mackay, Taylor, Howe, Cameron, Patterson. ' Education Kuykendall, Harmon, Porter. ' , " ' ' - r Elections and privileges Harmon, Brownell, Wade. ' Engrossed bills Daly- of Benton, Roed, Miohell. . ' Enrolled bills Patterson, Mulkey, Cameron. ' V Federal relations Driver, Pioobstel, Dnfur. Fishing industries Reed, Miohell, Bates. : Horticulture Daly of Benton, Pat terson, Looney. Insurance and banking Haines, Adams, Bates. Printing Michell,' Selling, Haines. In igation Proobstol, Cameron, Mor row. , . if ' - .Judioiary Fulton, Biownell, Mi chell, Kelly, Dufur. Medicine, pharmacy, dentistry Daly of Lake, Kuykendjill, Morrow. Military affairs Haseltine, Taylor, Wade. ' ' " : . ' . Penal institutions Haines, Driver, Looney - Mining Cameron, Harmon, Smith. Municipal corporations Haseltine, Harmon, Smith. Public buildings and institutions Adams, Haseltine, Reed. Public lands Porter, Mulkey, Howe, Driver, Wade. Railroads Brownell, Patterson, Mac kay, Morrow, Daly of Benton. Revision of laws Kelly, Reed, Ful ton, Smith, Daly of Lake, f Roads and highways Bates, Looney, Proebstel, Clem, Daly, of Benton. Ways and means Taylor, Mulkey, Kuykendall, Selling,, Adams. Following bills were introduced: By Dufur, to amend the statute re lating to terms of cirouit courts. By Daly of Lake, to amend the statute in the matter of assessment and taxation. By Fulton, to oreate the office of game warden, in each county, and fixing terms and salaries thereof. By Sell ing, bill to regulate the salary and compensation of the fourth judicial district and officers of Multnomah county. By Haseltine, to provide for the expense of the Oregon commission at the Trans-Mississippi exposition at Omaha.' By Brownell, to provide for a constitutional conventi6n in the state of Oregon. By Clem, to define title of land and real property for purposes of taxation. : By Driver, to confer upon Eugene divinity school rights of a cor porate : character. By Mackay, to amend the statutes relating to pilot age. By Daly of Benton, to provide for a free' ferry , across the. Willamette river at Coryallis. By Harmon, amending the statutes relating to the character of the city of Grant's Pass. By Fulton, to proteotthe sturgeon-fishing interests. By Brownell, to. facili tate the administration of estates of decedents . By Dufur, to provide for road and regulate procedure in justice oourts. '" By Patterson to amend the statutes in relation to the terms of the various cirouit courts of the Third ju dicial district. By Dufur, to protect hotel and boarding-house keepers. By Mackay, joint resolution protesting against the proposed reduotion on the Canadian-American lumber tariff; ad opted. By Selling, to fix the compen sation of state officers and provide for payment of same. By Daly of Lake, to repeal the act establishing state rail way commission. By Fulton, to pro vide, for a physical examination of par ties claiming damages by reason of ac cident (introduced by request). By Mulkey, to provide for a recorder of conveyances in and for the county of Polk; read first, second and third time and put upon final passage. By Har mon, to amend the statutes in relation to appeals in civil notions. By Daly of Lake, to limit and fix salaries of certain state officers. By Brownell, relating to the contest of wills and pro cedure in trials thereof. By Daly of Benton, authorizing sale of equities in estates of decendents. By Kelly, tp repeal the act in relation to the statute in the matter ot adulterated foods, and doing away with the commission. By Adams, providing for a tax on dogs in the state. By Bates, for an aot regu lating fraternal societies. . By Har mon, resolution direoting the secretary of state to provide codes for the senate; adopted By Looney, providing for a joint committee of two from the senate and three from the house to examine the books of the state treasurer and re port; tabled. - By Taylor, resolution (joint) providing . for examination of the books of the Oregon asylum for the insane; carried. House ' Salem, Or . Sept. 26. A't 10:80 A. M. Ralph E. Moody, member from Multnomah and ' chief clerk' at the last two sessions of the house, called that ' body to order. The following temporary officers were named: George, T. Myers, temporary chair man. A. V. R. Snyder, temporary cleik. Messrs,. Hill, Hawson, Massingill, Nicholas and Gregg were appointed a committee on credentials.' On motion of Moody the house ad journed until 1:80 P. M. The house met and organized at 1:80 this afternoon, with E. V. Carter, Jackson county, as chairman. Chief clerk A. C Jennings. ; Assistant ohief clerk A. V. R. Sny der. -. ,'': ' Sergeant-at-arms Frank Motter. Doorkeeper A. D. Griffin. . , Calendar olerk M. P.Eisenberg. Clerk D. B. McKay. Sept. 27. The house was called to order at 10:05 A. M. ' A concurrent resloution of the senate to have a joint committee examine into the books and accounts of the secretary of state was laid on the table. The speaker appointed Bruce C. Curry of Clackamas, mailing clerk. A resolution was adopted authorizing the secretary of state to purchase 90 oopios of. Hill's code at a oost of some thing over $1,000. A resolution by Ross that the speaker appoint a committee to arrange for ap propriate exeroises on February 14, 1899, to observe the anniversary of Oregon's admission to the Union, was tabled. ' ', Young secured the adoption of a resolution to have. each member pro vided with 200 2 -oon t postage stamps. '. House bill No. 1 proivdea for a gen eral means of propagation of salmon, and taxing of fishing gear to assist in defraying the expenses of propagation. Other bills were introduced as follows: By Whitney, providing for the manner of assessment and taxation of certain real estate and making mortgages of real estate for the purpose of taxation. The bill is a virtual reinstatement of the mortgage-tax law. By Bayer, to regulate letting state contracts on pub lic works in matter of citizenship bid ders, bonds, etc. By Stillman, amend ing section 40, Hill's code in relation to actions for recovery of specific per sonal property. ' By Curtis, to regulate the oatching and protection of stur geon. By Cuitis, providing for the office of game and forestry warden. By Hill, to regulate the manner of holding elections to require registra tion, etc. ' One bill was introduced, but before It could be read a motion to adjourn was carried. v 1 Full Text of the Document Delivered Before the Joint Session of the Ore Bon Legislature. . , SALEM, Or., Sept. 27. At 2:30 today, In the hall of representatives, In the pres enoe of the members of both houses of the legislature, Judges of the supreme court, and other state officers. Governor Lord delivered his message to the special session. Its delivery occupied half an hour, and It was closely listened to. The full text of the document follows: Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly The constitution authorizes the governor, on extraordinary occasions, to convene the legislative assembly by proclamation, and, when assembled, devolves; upon him the duty to state to both houses the pur poses for which he , has convened them. By virtue of such authority, and In com pliance with this requirement, I shall en deavor briefly to state the reasons which have Induced me to summon your body In special session. We are at a critical period In the history of our country. The next few years will' mark an advance or retrograde movement In our national destiny. Not since the war of the rebellion has the statesman ship of our country been confronted with questions of such transcendent importance as those which have grown out of our victorious contest with Spain. They ere questions involving considerations, of such various sort and far-reachng effect that they will require for their rightful solu tion the best brains and wisest heads of our country. Cuba and Porto Rico 'n the west, and the Philippine Islands In the far east, have been wrested from their Spanish oppressor by our victorious arms, are now in the possession of the United States, to be dealt with on those en lightened principles of Justice and tqulty which animate tho conduct of free gov ernments. Hawaii ' has gravitated to ue, by the law of political affinity, and by an r.exatlon has become a permanent part of our territory. All these. Islands lie vithln the tropical regions; their climate is mild and their soil fruitful to exuberance, ren dering the struggle for existence free from that constant labor and effort exacted by the rigor of the temperate zones. Their people are of an alien race, whose habits and customs, modes of thought and civili zation, form of government and institu tions, are different from our own, and whose condition of poverty, Ignorance and wretchedness is the result of pitiless taxa tion and merciless tyranny. As a conse quence of these causes, and of blood adul teration, deteriorating the quality of their people, and weakening their mental and moral fiber these Islands, though richly endowed by nature, have been only par tially developed, their civilization Is sta tionary or backward, and in some of the Philippines a condition prevails that verges on semi-barbarism. To meet these complex conditions ' and undertake their general improvement; to jnsiuuie regulations aiming to revive trade. Improve sanitary conditons, Induce social reform, and aid in the educational and political advancement of these people; to win their loyalty by providing a govern ment that shall lighten the burden of taxa tion, add to the wealth of the country by development of its natural resouroes and the Interchange of trade and commerce, protect rights of property, and secure the blessings of civil and religious liberty, is a herculean task, demanding for its proper performance our best thought and wisest statesmanship. If we must retain these Islands, or any part of them, con siderations of this hind must confront us for determination. We are in' legal pos session of them, and cannot shirk the re sponsibility of our position. Can we give them back to Sapin? Would not such an act be a crime, and turn the glory of our battles Into victories of dishonor? All commercial nations now are lighting for trade, and In their race of cupidity and inordinate ambition China Is threatened with partition. We need the business of these islands. Exchange of products, nat ural and artificial, would be mutually ben eficial to them and to us. We must1 find an outlet for the surplus product of our fields and forests, our factories and work shops; we must share on equal terms with all other nations the opportunity for trade in the Orient, which our possession of the Philippine Islands affords us. Their loca tion Is said to be the key to the Orient, and now to throw away the opportunity it affords would be worse than a blunder it would be a calamity. What, then, shall we do with these Islands? Shall we retain them as naval stations, or as a permanent part of our territory? And If the latter, what form of government shall be devised for them? Shall It be a pro tectorate, or a dependency, or what? These are some of the Important ques tions which will confront . our national legislature at Ha next session, in Decem ber, and demonstrate the need of a full representation in that body. Already, commissioners to agree upon terms of peace have been appointed by the United States and Spain, and have received their instructions from their respective govern ments, and the strong probability is that they will close their labors and make their report before the meeting of the United States congress in December. It is Important, then, to our state and the. nation, that we should have a sena tor present to assist in the discharge of the onerous and responsible duties of the senate. If his election be delayed until the regular session, he will not be likely to reach Washington until near the end of the cession in February; but his election now will afford him opportunity not only to ascertain the will of his constituency, but to study the situation and acquaint himself with Us environments, so as to be ready to render intelligent and faithful service when the session of congress be gins In December, and when the country needs his service and the administration his support. There Is another matter incidentally connected with these considerations, which furnishes additional reason for the elec tion of a Benator at the present time. I refer to the early construction of the Nicaragua canal. The wonderful voyage of the battle-Bhlp Oregon has demons strated the necessity of its construction, to protect our coast from depredation and our commerce from spoliation. Its building ought to be undertaken without further delay; It should be built, owned and operated exclusively by the' United States. The canal should be in name and fact an American canal, under American control. No corporation should be allow ed to construct it, or supervise its opera tions. The building, though, of this isth mian waterway, uniting two great oceans, will necessarily affect the Interests of all commercial nations, and give rise to many conflicting questions of public pol icy and International relations which our country cannot Ignore, and which will re quire the wisdom of Its best statesmen to solve on principles of Justice and equity. But built this canal must be, whatever the responsibility It imposes, to meet the de mands of our growing commerce, and to strengthen our coast defenses. The signs of the times, the future development of our boundless resources, the growth of our Industrial Interests, and commercial enterprises admonish us of the necessity of its early construction, and of the Im portance of organizing a naval force ade quate to protect our commerce and coast from the depredations of hostile nations, and equalto the task of meeting all ques tions for which our government stands sponsor among the nations of the earth. These considerations, gentlemen, are suggested as showing in part the neces sity of an extra session, to enable your body to select a senator before the meet ing of congress in December, and thus af ford our state an opportunity to be heard in its deliberations, and to cast Its' full vote In determining these various import ant questions, which so largely affect the Interests and welfare of our state and the states of the Pacific coast. y ' . The failure of the legislature to organize at its regular session in 1897 left the state without an appropriation of money to meet its current expenses, and In conse quence many warrants have been issued for salaries and audited claims, arid many vouchers exist for unaudited demands that need ; to be examined, and, if they are found correct, warrants should be drawn for their payment, after which an appro priation should be made of the funds in the state treasury to pay all such outstand ing warrants. "-. Th9 appropriation for such objects ought to receive your attention early in the ses sion to enable you to give full consideration to its various items, and prevent the pay ment of fraudulent or illegal claims. It would greatly augment the labors of the Governor William P. Lord. . regular session to Impose upon it the work of examining the accounts and providing , appropriations for their pay ment. In addition to estimating the reve nue to meet expenses for the ensuing two years. An appropriation bill Is always exposed to more or less dickering and Jobbery, and to have two such bills pend ing before the regular session would afford itoo great an opportunity for raiding the treasury with swapping Jobs, needless ap propriations and pillaging contracts. It Is better far better that the regular session shall be relieved of this work, and Its time occupied with providing remedial legisla tion so urgently demanded, and enacMng wise laws to advance the interests of the state and the happiness of its people. I am desirous that the affairs of the present administration shall be examined and closed, and not Imposed upon the incoming administration. I want the decks of our splendid ship of state cleared and ready Sor bet ion when my successor shall take Tier helm, though I trust that, during his torn erd under his pilotage, with banners sti earning and sails set to catch the favor ing galfn, she may be wafted over summer seas on a prosperous voyage. The business of the supreme court has Increased so rapidly that the court Is now behind more than two years In the hearing of cites. It is Imperative that some re lief fihould be afforded the court, so that a prompt hearing and adjudication, of causes may bs obtained. To afford such relief two remedies have been suggested: One 's to enact a law that shall limit appeals to the supreme court, in civil cases, to those involving title to real estate, or matters affecting the public revenue, the construc tion of the constitution of the state or the United States, or where questions of franchise arc raised, or where the amount of tho Judgment exceeds $300; the other is to enact a law authorizing the supreme court to appoint three commissioners, for a term of four years, to assist the court in hearing and deciding cases. The ob jection raifeed tq the first law is that every citizen should have the right of appeal, no matter how small the sum involved in litigation, and that its denial would affect largely the poor man, whose money de mands are usually small. The second law suggested would be efficient to remedy the evil complained of, and Is preferred by the supreme court. As the delay In hear ing in some cases now practically amounts to a. denial of Justice, It Is desirable, if a law is to be enacted authorizing a com missioners' court, that it should be en acted at this session. In order that such court may begin the work of relieving the congested condition of the supreme court doeltot as early as practicable, or at least begin its sessions at the first of the en suing year. 1 The act of congress, approved July 19," 1897, entitled "An act making appropria tion to supply deficiencies," etc., contains a provision to the effect that the invitation of the republic of France to take part in an exposition of works of art and the prod ucts of manufacture and agriculture of all nations, to be held In Paris, commencing the 15th day of April, and closing the 6th day of November, 190 Is accepted, and that "the governors of the several states and territories be, and are hereby request ed to Invite the people of their respective states and territories to make a proper representation of the productions of our Industry, and the natural resources of the country, and to take such further meas ures as may be necessary, in order to oe cure to their respective states and terri tories the .advantages to be derived from this beneficent undertaking." In conform ity with this provision, and with especial reference to the latter portion of It, the secretary of state of the United States, the Hon. John Sherman, in a letter to me as governor of the state, dated September 27, 1897, urges the propriety, as well as the necessity, of taking steps immediately to secure representations of the natural and industrial resources of our state, "to the end that an exhibit on behalf of the gov ernment of the United States, befitting its material and industrial Importance, may be assured." Owing to the limited time now available for selecting and arranging the exhibits of our state, it Is proper that this subject should be brought to your attention, for the reason that it is abso lutely necessary, if our state is to partici pate in this great International exposition, that a law be enacted at once, providing for the appointment of commissioners, and appropriating sufficient funjs to make a proper representation of the products ot our industries and the natural resources of our state. Under an act passed by the 18th legis lative assembly, ; a co ltract was mad with J. Loewenberg, of tre Northwestern stove foundry, in July, 1895, for convict labor, and the board o-f managers of the state foundry leased him the plant and sold him the manufactured stook on tme. His obligations to the state were not met; but, In view of bad business conditio, and the desirability ( keeping the con victs employed, gre-it ieniency has been shown him. First, he was allowd an ex tension of time, and later, in the spring of 1898, a second accommodation was -arranged for him, und3r whlsh the Loewen berg & Going Co. Indorse-l the notes of the Northwestern stove foundry; but, not withstanding these accommodations, Loewenberg has not kept his promises, nri met his obligations to ihe state. The sums due the state, with interest, aggre gate a large amoun In view of there facts, I have deemed the matter of his de fault of such Import nice n i to bo a p.oper subject for your immedl'tte consideration. I have purposely refrained from recom mending any new .egisiatloi, except the organization of a commi'isioners' court, which the exigencies of the nubile service require without delay. In this case I have done so because I know there are few -vlls which affect the teojie of the state -so seriously and injuriously as delay in the administration of Jn.n.oe. The bill of rights of our state, and of svery free' stale, recognizes the evils resulting from vwh delay, and the necesailv of their prompt removal, whatever :na be the sourca from which they spring, ry declaring that 'J.:f tice shall be admlti-tered openly and with out purchase, completely and without ile lay." I do not wis1!, howevif. to be under stood as being jtr to new legislation, or as doubting your aut lority to enact It, whether general or special. Owing to a senatorial contest, which only ended with tlic election of a senator in the expiring iiours of its sepa'on, the legislative assembly of 1895 failed to en act much remedial legislation demanded by the people In the piatforms of their different parties, and needed to correct ex isting evils, and the legislative assembly of 1897 falling to organize, there has been but little opportunity for leg.slutlon, and practically none of Importanej has been enacted, though public into.-etts have greatly suffered In consequence thereof since the legislative session of 1893. Much legislation, especially of a remedial char acter, which properly belonged to those sessions, and still is needed for the pro tection of the public interests, must b considered by your body at Its next regu lar session, In addition to Its own legis lative belongings, thereby greatly Increas ing your labors and responsibilities. It la always desirable that legislation affecting large classes of society In person or prop erty should be examined with deliberation, and discussed with fullness, before enact ment into law. In this way whatever de fects lurk within the terms of a statute, are likely to bo discovered and eliminated, and whatever amendments are necessary for Its improvement or efficiency, may be suggested and added. The vicious habit sometimes Indulged by legislative bodies, of hurrying Important measures through their different readings, and especially ap. proprlation bills containing obnoxlouj clauses, without investigation or discus slon. Is subversive of the time-honored custom of open debate, and inimical to the publlo good. Bills for assessment and taxation, for registration of voters, to preserve Inviolate the ballot box, for th abolition of useless boards and commis sions, for reorganization of the ' circuit courts by equalizing their Judicial labors, for the revision of court costs, and espe cially criminal costs, which are a griev ous burden on the counties, and for the appropriation of public moneys, and the like, require time for their proper exam ination, and should receive the fullest dls cusion before passage by either house. To afford you time and opportunity for the full consideration of all such Import, ant matters, the regular session ought tc be relieved of those more urgent matters of public Interest, which need prompt leg islative attention, by an extra session. In view of these conditions, not to call an extra session, but to leave to the regular session the election of senator, with, iti exciting and often obstructive incidents, and two appropriation bills, with their op portunities for trades and hold-up of lm portaint measures, would Imperii, and probably prevent, the enactment of much needed legislation, and prove disastrous to the highest good of the state. For these reasons, I have conceived It my duty to call an extra session, believing that you would meet Its responsibilities with pa triotic zeal and Intelligent service. A Drydock for Portland. In the senate Donald Mackay, of of Portland, introduced a bill to amend the Port of Portland act ' so as to au thorize the Port of Portland corporation to borrow $100,000 over and above the 1500,000 already authoilzed, "for the purpose of constructing, mlntalning and operating a drydock, floating dock, or marine railway," if it shall be deemed advisable. For a temporary loan, a note to run no longer than six months may be given. The bonds to be issued for the drydook indebtedness shall be in denominations of $100, $500 and $1,000, to bear 5 per cent interest and run for 80 years. t This bill also provides for the amend ing the Port of Portland act so as to permit that corporation to "establish a scale of habror and wharfage dues, and assessments on freight, goods and property landed upon the wharves and upon all ships and vessels arriving at or departing from said port of Port landor within the limits of the terri tory under its jurisdiction." It is provided that "from the dues so col lected, if any and from the regular taxes levied and collected by it, the said corporation, the Port of Portland, shall pay the Interest on its Indebted ness and provide a sinking fund for tha payment of its bonds at their maturity, and no funds derived from the sale of its bonds shall be expended other than in making improvements of a perma nent nature to the channel of the rivers aforesaid (Columbiavand Willamette), or for the construction of and operation of a drydock, floating dock, or marine railway." The power and authority ta be given bv this act, it is provided, Bhall be ea eroised by a board of commissioners, to be composed of John MoCraken, Ellis G. Hughes, Theodore B. Wiloox, J. C. Flanders, Donald .Mackay, 3. A. Brown and Charles E. Ladd. Remains of Columbus to Be Removed From Havana. THE OFFICIAL EXHUMATION Witnessed by General Blanco, the Church Authorities and tho Peo ple of Havana. . .. . ; Havana,' Sept. 28. At 10 o'clock this morning the official 'exhumation of the remains of Columbus took place in the presence of General Blanco, Sec retary Govin, civil governor, Bishop Dean, of the cathedral, and other au thorities. The general public was or dered out of the cathedral at 8 o'clock. The entrance to the cathedral was guarded by a force of "ordin publico," which kept back the crowd which as sembled in front of the edifice. The remains of Christopher Colum bus, which this morning wore removed from their niche in the cathedral pre paratory to their shipment to Spain, had laid in their last resting place since January 19, 1796, .when they were brought from Santo Domingo, that island having been oeded to France by .Spain, v Since the date mentioned, the remains have laid in an open niche in the wall of the presbytery of the cathe dral, a yard and a half above the ground, between a pillar, supporting the main arch and the choir. In 1892, there was placed in front of the niche a slab of doubtful artistio taste, representing in relief a bust of the great admiral, and bearing this inscription in Spanish: "May the remains and image of the great Columbus lie a thousand centu ries preserved in this urn, and in the lemembrance of our nation." After the 400th anniversary of tho disoovery of the New World by Colum bus, the Spanish cortes included in the Cu; an budget large sums for the pur pose of erecting a fitting monument symbolizing the travels of the discov erer, to be erected in the most conspicu ous place in Havana, and the construc tion of a mausoleum to hold the ashes. This mausoleum, the work of the Span ish sculptor Melida, was brought to Havana and placed upon a base erected in the center aisle of the cathedral, close to the main door. The monument, the work on which was entrusted to the sculptor Susillo, has not come, and probably will never come to Havana. It was to have been paid for by an appropriation included in the budget of the island, but circum stances have overturned the plans made on the oocasion of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America, and it is probable' that both the monument and the mausoleum will be placed in a fitting place in Spain, where they will be looked upon as one of the treasures of the Spanish nation. BLOWN OFF THE ROCKS. The Maria Teresa Was Floated by Use of ynamite. ' ' ; Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 28. De tails just received of the floating of the Spanish armored cruiser Maria Teresa show that with the help of dynamite she was blown off the rooks into deep water on September 23, and proceeded under her own steam soon afterward to Guantanamo, accompanied by one of the tugs of the Merritt Wrecking Company. She will shortly leave for New York. Naval Constructor Hobson says he can raise the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon, with the use of airbags, in a week, if given authority to do so. Com modore Watson thinks he cannot. The Colon, it appears, was not seriously damaged by shells, but her valvos were open, which caused her to sink. The other two Spanish cruisers sunk in tho battle of Santiago, the Almirante Oqu endo and the Vizcaya, are useless wrecks of melted iron. In answer to a number of small capitalists who have written here asking for information and advice as to ooming too Santiago, General Wood adviBes . them not to come until December, as there are no facilities at present for the transfer of property. After that time there will be many opportunities for the use of brains and capital. The Buffalo Coining. . Washington, Sept. 28. The navy department has decided to send the cruiser Buffalo, now at New York, to the Pacifio station. She will probably go to Honolulu, and, in the event she is needed to reinforoe Dewey's fleet, she can receive orders at that place by dispatoh-boat. The Buffalo goes out under Commander , Hemphill, late of the navigation bureau, who has de voted himself to the conversion of tho vessel, which was lately attached to the Brazilian navy, under the name of ; Nictheroy, into a modern and effective cruiser. Shafter Will Heturil. i San Francisco, Sept. 28. Advices from General Shafter to friends in this city state that he will soon return to resume his station here as com mander of the department of California, . relieving General Merriam, who will probably be assigned to his former du ties as commander of the department of the Columbia.