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not right to bring that up now. It is all over. But if it is anything which has 
transpired since,, that is different. Therefore, if all the foundation of this resolution 
is the one that Minister Macfarlane brought in then, then the house should not en- 
tertain this resolution, but should lay it on the table. I have heard it said that the 
American minister took umbrage that the Hawaiian people should wish a ship of 
war sent out for the relief of a wrecked vessel. If that is the only reason that this 
resolution is brought in, then it should not be entertained for a minute. Therefore 
I say that if this resolution is passed on the resolution brought in by Minister Mac- 
farlane when he was noble, then it should be dismissed. But it is put into the reso- 
lution because the opposition was to create ill-feeling here, that they wish to force 
the United States to take this country.
We know that every difficulty of this country for the last fifty years hag not been 
caused by Hawaiians. Fifty years ago it was a few Englishmen who caused the 
trouble, then the French people, now it is the white people, not the natives. So this 
clause is put in this resolution to keep prodding the United States till they come 
down here and take this country. This resolution says the cabinet has not given 
any notice of a policy. The minister of finance has announced that the policy of 
the Government was to reduce the expenses of the Government. This was hailed 
with delight by the house. They may not have announced a policy in regard to 
the banking bill, but they have in regard to economy, and that is very important. 
The cabinet enjoys the confidence of the business men of this community. They 
can go out and get money to pay salaries at the end of the month. The house should 
take this into consideration. I move that the house take a recess until 7 o'clock.
Rep. White moved to take a recess till 7:30.
Rep. Ashford did not believe in a recess. Every member had made up his mind 
how to vote, and it was unnecessary to take a recess.
Rep. White said he wished to have an opportunity to convince the members from 
the third that he is wrong in supporting this resolution. I move the house take a 
recess till 7:30.
Rep. R. W. Wilcox. I move the previous question.
Minister Macfarlane. I claim it is an unfair advantage to take of the ministry to 
spring a motion of the previous question on us.
Rep. Smith. I would request the motion be withdrawn.
Noble Baldwin. We should give the ministers a chance to speak on this question.
Rep. R. W. Wilcox. I am willing that the ministers should have a chance to speak.
Minister Neumann. I express my thanks to the member from Waialua, and I 
believe the member from the third wishes to close this discussion, because he thinks I 
wish to speak about him.
Rep. White said this resolution alleges three grounds for being introduced. Any 
man who is going to announce a policy waits for a favorable occasion to announce 
a policy. I have been informed that this cabinet has the intention of giving this 
house a policy in a very few days. It is not right in us to try to put them out before 
they have a chance to do anything. As to the second clause of this resolution, that 
the head of the cabinet was hostile to the American Government, who is the head 
of the cabinet? There is no head of the cabinet. The constitution provides no 
head to any cabinet, and therefore this clause falls to the ground. As for the re- 
moval of the marshal, this house has given no reason for removing him. If this 
house is to remove men as they want to, we had better dispense with the judiciary 
department and all other departments of the Government. The marshal is doing 
his duty. He is doing all he can to enforce the law. There are opium cases in the 
courts all the time. Two or three days ago the marshal made a capture of over eight 
hundred tins of opium. What more can he do? He stopped the last uprising in 
this country by his forethought and sagacity. The marshal is not perfect; very few 
men are. But he has done excellently in his position. If every man was perfect 
there would be no world. This would be heaven, not earth. Those who are advo- 
cating a change in the cabinet are only those who wish to further their own ends.
Rep. Bush rose to a point of order. He said Rep. White bad the floor more than 
the time allowed.
President Walker. This is a part of the free fight, and there has been no restric- 
tion on time. I shall have to rule that the gentleman will have to take his seat,
Rep. Bush said there was only one speech that day that was over the half-hour 
limit. We have given the ministry all the chance to speak that they could possibly 
want, and they have not taken advantage of it.
Rep. Kamauoha moved that the member from Lahania be allowed to speak.    Lost.
Noble Marsden said that the member had a little habit of speaking all day. He 
was perfectly willing to give him another half hour, but to give him unlimited time, 
never. He therefore moved that he have another half hour. Carried.
Rep. White. I move that we take a recess till 7:30. Amended to 7 o'clock; amended 
to 10 o'clock on Tuesday.
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