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April 21, 1900 
Senate          
v. 33 (5)      
p. 4508

TERRITORY OF HAWAII.  
Mr. CULLOM.   I ask leave to interfere with the morning busi- 
ness sufficiently to ask the President of the Senate to lav before 
the Senate again the conference report which was considered on  
yesterday, so that we may have a vote and disagree to the report,  
if that is the sense of the Senate, in order that further action may 
be taken in conference. 
The PRESIDENT pro tempore.   Can not the Senator withhold 
that request for a few moments, until the morning business is 
completed? 
Mr. CULLOM.   I suppose there will be no discussion of the sub- 
ject. 
The PRESIDENT pro tempore.   The Chair lay's before the Sen- 
ate the conference report, which will be stated. 
The SECRETARY.   Report of the committee of conference on the 
disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (S. 232) to provide 
a government for the Territory of Hawaii. 
The PRESIDENT pro tempore.   The question is on agreeing to 
the conference report. 
The report was rejected. 
Mr. CULLOM.   I move that the Senate further insist upon its 
disagreement to the amendment made by the House of Represent- 
atives and ask for a further conference. 
The PRESIDENT pro tempore.   Is that the pleasure of the Sen- 
ate? 
Mr. PETTIGREW.   Mr. President, I do not think that ought 
to be done.   This is a bill which the Senate passed.   The House 
struck out the entire Senate bill and passed an entirely new meas- 
ure, containing very much of the matter that was in the Senate 
provision.   The bill is in the hands of the Senate; it is not in con- 
ference; and we can take up the bill in the Senate and amend the 
House amendment and return it to the House for their concur- 
rence, and the conference thereby might be entirely obviated. 
There are so many important provisions in the bill that this 
course ought to be pursued in connection with it, and in my opinion 
it is the quickest and easiest way to secure the passage of the bill 
into a law. 
Mr. CULLOM.   I suppose there is only one course to pursue 
with reference to the conference report, and that is to agree to it 
or disagree to it. 
Mr. PLATT of Connecticut.   We have disagreed to it. 
Mr. PETTIGREW.   We have disagreed to it 
Mr. CULLOM.   We have disagreed to it so far. 
The PRESIDENT pro tempore.   The question is on the motion 
of the Senator from Illinois that the Senate insist on its disagree- 
ment and request a further conference. 
The motion was agreed to. 
Mr. CULLOM.   I ask that the conferees on the part of the Sen- 
ate be appointed by the Chair, and that, in the absence of the Sen- 
ator from Massachusetts [Mr. LODGE] , the Senator from Wyoming 
[Mr. CLARK] be substituted in his place. 
By unanimous consent, the President pro tempore was author- 
ized to appoint the conferees on the part of the Senate at tbe fur- 
ther conference, and Mr. CULLOM, Mr. CLARK of Wyoming, and 
Mr. MORGAN were appointed.

April 21, 1900 
House 
v. 33   (5) 
p.  4528

GOVERNMENT FOR HAWAII.       
The SPEAKER.   The Chair lays before the House the Hawaiian 
conference hill. 
The Clerk read as follows: 
Resolved, That the Senate further insist upon its disagreement to the 
amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 222) to provide a 
Government for the Territory of Hawaii, and asks for a farther conference  
with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereto. 
Ordered, That Mr. CULLOM, Mr. CLARK of Wyoming, and Mr. MORGAH he 
the conferees on the part of the Senate.
Mr. KNOX.   Mr. Speaker, I move that the House further insist 
upon its amendments and agree to the conference. 
The motion was agreed to. 
The SPEAKER appointed as conferees on the part of the House 
Mr. KNOX, Mr. HITT, and Mr. MOON.

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