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               HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.			1229

The Chinese question has given rise to considerable discussion in the press and in the councils.    The meeting of the 
Chinese, heretofore referred to, as one of their representatives informed me, is for the purpose of expressing their 
views upon the new legislation now pending. With sentiments of high esteem, I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Albert. S. Willis.


[Inclosure 1 in No. 36.]

BY AUTHORITY.

ACT 63.-AN ACT relating to the office of minister of foreign affairs.

Be it enacted by the  Executive and Advisory Councils of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Island's:
Section 1. The office of minister of foreign affairs is hereby separated from, that of the office of President.
Hereafter the department of foreign affairs shall be presided over by an officer called the minister of foreign affairs 
who shall be chosen by the executive and advisory councils of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
The minister of foreign affairs so chosen shall be a member of the executive council of the Government.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from the date of its publication. 
Approved this 8th day of February, A. D. 1894.

Sanford B. Dole, 
President of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
J. A. King, 
Minister of the Interior.

[Inclosure 2 in No. 36.] 

[Advertiser report of mass meeting, February 13, 1894.]

D. B. SMITH IS AGAIN NOMINATED-THE AMERICAN LEAGUE TAKES POSSESSION OF THE 
ANNEXATION CLUB-THE CLUB IS EASILY PULLED ALONG BY THE NOSE-THE TAIL WAGS THE 
DOG AND ALL GOES AS MERRY AS A MARRIAGE BELL-NO ONE ELSE IS ALLOWED IN 
NOMINATION EXCEPT THE LEAGUE'S CANDIDATE.

D. B. Smith, the chosen candidate of the American League for the vacancy in the councils, was railroaded through 
the Annexation Club meeting last evening in very quick order. The American League was out in force, and would 
not allow anyone except their own members to have a word to say on any subject.
The crowd was very orderly until the meeting opened. The league was present almost in toto, and they formed a 
solid circle around the chairman's table. As soon as the meeting opened, Mr. W. H. Hoogs placed in nomination Mr. 
F. W. McChesney as a candidate. This was seconded by four or live voices. T. B. Murray, the president of the 
league, took possession of the floor and read the following resolution:
"Whereas the American League of this city is a respectable and representative body composed of several hundred 
men pledged to support the Provisional Government and the policy of annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the 
United States; and
"Whereas the American League is without a spokesman or representative in the councils of this Government; and
"Whereas it is just and proper that such a section of the loyal citizenship should have a voice in the conduct of the 
Provisional Government; and
"Whereas it bas been generally conceded and so stated by at least one cabinet minister that the American League 
should designate the successor to Mr. F. M. Hatch, who is about to retire from the advisory council; and
"Whereas the American League has named Mr. D. B. Smith for this place: Therefore, be it
" Resolved, That this mass meeting hereby indorses Mr. D. B. Smith for the advisory council, and shall, through its 
secretary and president, so inform the executive and advisory councils."
Great applause followed this resolution, every league man in the hall shouting vociferously. As soon as he could, T. 
B. Severin moved that nominations close. He was promptly ruled out of order by the chairman.

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