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February 19, 1900      Mr. Jones of Washington, from the Committee on 
House                  the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, to which was 
T. 33 (2)              referred the bill of the House (H. R. 5065) to 
p. 1962                extend the laws relating to commerce, 
                        navigation, and merchant seamen over the 
                        Hawaiian Islands ceded to the United States, 
                        reported the same with amendment, Accompanied by 
                        a report (No. 375)} which said bill and report 
                        were referred to the Committee of the Whole 
                        House on the state of the Union.

February 20, 1900       The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair lays before the Senate 
Senate                  the unfinished business, which is the bill (8. 222) to provide a 
v. 33 (2)               government for the Territory of Hawaii.
p. 1978                  

February 20, 1900     TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
Senate                The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, resumed the consideration 
v. 33 (2)             of the bill (S. 222) to provide a government for the Territory of Hawaii.
p. 1979-1992          Mr. CULLOM. I desire to make two or three little formal 
                  amendments to the bill. On page 11, line 22, I move to strike out the 
                  words " ayes and noes" and insert "yeas and nays;" and in line 23, 
                  same page, I move to strike out " ayes and noes" and insert "yeas and 
                  nays." That is the form that is used in this country more particularly.
The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. CULLOM. On page 18, line 22,1 move to strike out "ayes and 
noes" and to insert "yeas and nays," and wherever those words 
occur I desire that they should be stricken out and the owords " yeas 
and nays" inserted.
The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. CULLOM. I move the same amendment on page 19, lines 22 and 23.
The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. CULLOM. Mr. President, I have nothing further to say at this moment.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. HANSBROUGH in the chair). This bill 
is in Committee of the Whole, and open to amendment.

Mr. PLATT of Connecticut. There was an amendment passed over.

Mr. CULLOM.   Yes.

Mr. NELSON.   I desire to offer an amendment in section 10,
'line 22, page 7, after the word "contracts," by inserting "except 
contracts for labor entered into since Hawaii was annexed to the 
United States." I desire to except all labor contracts which have been 
entered into since the Territory was annexed.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The amendment submitted by the 
Senator from Minnesota will be stated.

The SECRETARY. In section 10, on page 7, line 22, after the word " 
contracts," it is proposed to insert " except contracts for labor entered 
into since Hawaii was annexed to the United States."

Mr. NELSON.   I will briefly state the object of the amendment.

Mr. CULLOM.   I have no objection to the amendment.

Mr. NELSON.   Very well.

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