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1648                 This relates to a mausoleum for the-royal family of Hawaii, and 
                     the bill provides that the land "shall be forever re- 
                     served for the purpose to which the said lands have been hereto- 
                     fore dedicated." I presume we are not going to have a royal 
                     family of Hawaii continued in that possession which now
                     Belongs to the United States?

Mr. SPOONER, The Senator from New Hampshire would not be unwilling to 
allow those who are of the royal family to be buried where their kindred are 
buried?

Mr. GALLINGER. Certainly not; but they would hardly want 25 or 30 acres 
for that purpose.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. Oh, there are probably not over 5 or 6 acres.

Mr. GALLINGER.   I have not figured it out.

Mr. TELLER.   There are about 2 1/2 acres.

Mr. COCKRELL. Why make a dedication of it now? I move to strike out all 
that part of the bill which dedicates it.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. There is no part at all that dedicates it. The land 
is simply withdrawn from the public domain, so that a constituent of the Senator 
from Missouri or a constituent of mine from Wyoming can not go in and file on 
it for a home-stead whenever the public-land laws are extended over it.

Mr. TELLER. I should like to ask the Senator from Wyoming if this land was 
not dedicated by the existing government for that purpose?

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. Nothing has ever been done by the existing 
government in regard to it. I will say to the Senator that it has been kept up 
by private enterprise.

Mr. TELLER. There are less than 2 1/2 acres, as I understand from the 
statement; somewhere in that neighborhood.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. The Senator from New Hampshire is figuring it out.

Mr. TELLER.   It is less than 3 acres, anyway.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. It is very small, but it is one of those matters 
of sentiment which I think ought to prevail.

Mr. TELLER.   There are less than 3 acres.

Mr. GALLINGER.    That is right.

Mr. COCKRELL. I have no objection to reserving the land from sale, but I 
object to dedicating it and keeping a guard at the tomb.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming.   The bill does not do that.

Mr. TELLER. Does this bill do any more than allow the President to withdraw 
the land? .

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. The bill simply withdraws the land from public 
sale under the land laws.

Mr. SPOONER. It does provide for withdrawing the land for-ever.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming.   Yes, sir.

Mr. FORAKER.   Let the joint resolution be reported.

Mr. COCKRELL.   Let it be again read.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The joint resolution will be read.
The Secretary proceeded to read the joint resolution.

Mr. FORAKER.   Pass over the description.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. I will say to the Senator from Ohio that this 
description is taken from the official records.

Mr. FORAKER.   We assume that it is right.

The Secretary read as follows:
Area, 119,610 square feet, be withdrawn from sale, lease, or  other disposition under the 
public-land laws of the United States, and that said lauds shall, under such rules and 
regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may from time to time prescribe, be forever 
reserved for the purpose to which the said lands have been heretofore dedicated and for 
which they have been hereto-fore used.

Mr. FORAKER. Is it sufficient to answer the purpose of the Senator to 
simply withdraw the land from sale or lease?

Mr. CULLOM.   Strike out the word " forever."

Mr. COCKRELL. In pursuance of that suggestion, I move to strike out, in 
line 15. all after the words " United States;" so that the land will be  withdrawn 
from sale, lease, or other disposition under the public-land laws of the United 
States.

Mr. CLARK of Wyoming. I do not think the portion proposed to be stricken 
out is material. I am satisfied with that amendment.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendment proposed by the Senator 
from Missouri will be stated.

1649                           The SECRETARY.   In line 15 it is proposed to strike out:
                           And that said lands shall, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the 
                           Interior may from time to time prescribe, be forever reserved
                           for the purpose to which the said lands have been heretofore dedicated and 
                          for which they hare been heretofore used.
The amendment was agreed to.

The joint resolution was reported to the Senate as amended, and the 
amendment was concurred in.
The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the 
third time, and passed.

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