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April 25,  1900 
Senate 
v.  33   (5) 
p.  4648-4651

TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
Mr. CULLOM submitted the following report:    . 
The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses 
on the amendment of the House to the bill (S. 222) to provide a government 
for the Territory of Hawaii, having met, after full and free conference have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as fol- 
lows: 
That the Senate recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the 
House, and agree to the same with amendments as follows: 
Section 1, line 3, after the word "Hawaii," insert the words "in force." 
Section 4, line 5, after the word "States," insert the words "resident in 
the Hawaiian Islands." 
Section 4, line 6, strike out the words "in the Hawaiian Islands" and insert 
in lieu thereof the word "there." 
Section 5, line 1, strike out all after the word "That" to and including the 
word "provided." 
Section 5, line 2, after the word "Constitution," insert a comma; after the 
word "and" insert a comma and the words "except as herein otherwise pro- 
vided;" after the word "States" insert the words "which are not." 
Section 5, lines 2 and 3, strike out the word "applicable" and insert in lien 
thereof the word "inapplicable." 
Section 10, line 1, strike out the words "obligations, contracts." 
Section 10, line 13, after the word "law," insert the words "No person shall 
be subject to imprisonment for nonpayment of taxes nor for debt." 
Section 10, line 29, after the word "not," strike out the word "apply" and 
insert the words "modify or change the laws of the United States applicable." 
Section 11, line 2, after the word "shall," insert the word "hereafter. 
Section 18.  Strike out the whole of said section and insert in lieu thereof 
the following: 
"SEC. 18. No idiot or insane person, and no person who shall be expelled 
from the legislature for giving or receiving bribes or being accessory thereto, 
and no person who, in due course of law, shall have been convicted of any 
criminal offense punishable by imprisonment, whether with or without hard 
labor, for a term exceeding one year, whether with or without fine, shall reg- 
ister to vote or shall vote or hold any office in, or under, or by authority of 
the government, unless the person so convicted shall have been pardoned 
and restored to his civil rights." 
Section 34, line 4, strike out the word "twenty -five" and insert in lieu 
thereof the word "thirty." 
Section 37, line 1, after the word "vacancies," insert the words "in the 
office of representative." 
Section 37, lines 2 and 3, strike out the words "general or." 
Section 40, add at the end of said section the words "in the district from 
which he is selected." 
Section 47, lines 3 and 4, strike out the word "chairman" and insert in lieu 
thereof the words "presiding officer." 
Section 49, line 5, strike out the word "shall " and insert in lieu thereof the 
word "may." 
Section 52, line 9, after the word "on," strike out the word "of;" also strike 
out the word "Hawaii" and insert in lieu thereof the words "the Territory 
of Hawaii." 
Section 55, line 25, strike out the word "or," after the word "acquire," and 
insert in lieu thereof the word "and." 
Section 55, line 37, after the word "allowed," strike out all to and including 
the word "allowed," in line 38, and insert in lieu thereof the words "nor 
shall spirituous intoxicating liquors be sold except under such regulations 
and restrictions as the Territorial legislature shall provide." 
Section 55, lines 72 and 73, after the word "States," strike out all to the end 
of the section. 
Section 60, strike out all of the fifth paragraph. 
Section 60, line 16, strike out the word "Sixth," and insert in lieu thereof 
the word "Fifth."  
Section 62, in the title of the section, after the word "Senators," insert the 
words "and in all other elections."      
Section 64, lines 15 and 16, strike out all after the word "each," and in line 
15 to and including the word "party," in line 16.

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