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prefer to see this bill defeated, so far as I am concerned, rather 
than see it crippled up and the whole scheme and system of it 
broken in two.
Hawaii is not suffering for our assistance, and if she is, it is her 
own fault. She has got the power, and the President of the 
United States does not dare to say that the Hawaiian legislature 
shall not assemble when an act of Congress authorizes them to do 
so. So she is not here in the attitude of a beggar. We have been 
supplicating Hawaii since the days of Franklin Pierce to come 
into the American Union. We sent our agent down there when 
Marcy was Secretary of State to negotiate a treaty with Kame- 
hameha III for annexation, but the King died after the treaty had 
been agreed upon, on the day that his signature was to have been 
affixed to it, and that stopped it. From that day to this there has 
been always a party in the United States in favor of the annexa- 
tion of Hawaii. When I came to the Senate of the United States 
instantly I joined that party, and I belong to it yet.
I do not know how much money I would take - in fact. I know 
I would not take any amount that could be named - to release 
the jurisdiction of the United States upon Hawaii. I do not be- 
lieve there is a decent man in the United States to-day who 
wants to remand Hawaii to the condition of a republic and 
withdraw the jurisdiction and power of the United States.
Mr. CULLOM. Will the Senator from Alabama yield to me 
for a moment?
Mr. MORGAN.   Yes.
Mr. CULLOM. The arrangement made yesterday afternoon 
was that this bill and all the amendments to it should be disposed 
of to-day. I do not know how long the Senator from Alabama 
desires to speak, but there are some Senators present who are 
waiting to vote, who have engagements for to-night. While I very 
much dislike that the bill should go over to-day, I should like to 
inquire whether, if we should by unanimous consent adjourn to- 
day, we could get a vote to-morrow at 3 o'clock on the bill and 
amendments by unanimous consent?
Mr. PLATT of Connecticut.   Say 4 o'clock.
Mr. CULLOM.   Well, any way to get this bill disposed of.
The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. PERKINS in the chair). Does 
the Senator from Alabama yield?
Mr. MORGAN.   I yield for a suggestion.
Mr. CULLOM. Then I ask unanimous consent that this bill 
go over for the evening and that the bill and all amendments to it 
be voted on at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, all debate to cease.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Unanimous consent is asked by 
the Senator from Illinois [Mr. CULLOM] that the bill under dis- 
cussion go over until to-morrow, and that to-morrow at 4 o'clock 
the Senate will proceed to vote upon the amendments and the bill, 
and that all debate shall then cease. Is there any objection to the 
request? The Chair hears none.
Mr. MORGAN.   I have the floor. Mr. President.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Alabama is 
recognized.
Mr. PETTIGREW. Will the Senator yield to me to present an 
amendment?
Mr. MORGAN.   I yield for that purpose.
Mr. PETTIGREW. I wish to present an amendment to the 
pending bill, which I ask to have printed and lie upon the table.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. That order will be made in the 
absence of objection.
Mr. MORGAN. Under the arrangement the bill is to go over 
until to-morrow, I understand?
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Until to-morrow, to be voted 
upon at 4 o'clock.
Mr. MORGAN. I suppose that would, of course, take the bill 
out of the jurisdiction of the Senate at the present time. I merely 
want to retain the floor upon it.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Alabama will 
be entitled to the floor.
Mr. ALLISON. I do not wish to interfere with the arrange- 
ment which I understand has been made, but I wish to state 
that this bill will not be the regular order until 2 o'clock; and if 
the matter is to be debated at any length to-morrow it seems to 
me there ought to be some understanding as to the disposition of 
the morning hour.
Mr. CULLOM. I will state to the Senator from Iowa that the 
Senator from Massachusetts [Mr. HOAR] gave notice that he de- 
sired to speak in the morning hour to-morrow on the Quay case.
Mr. ALLISON.   Very well.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Chair is advised that the 
junior Senator from Georgia [Mr. CLAY] has given notice that he 
will speak to-morrow.
Mr. ALLISON.   Then I make no further suggestion.
Mr. PETTUS.   I move that the Senate do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to; and (at 0 o'clock and 23 minutes 
p. m.) the Senate adjourned until to-morrow, Thursday, March 1, 
1900, at 12 o'clock meridian.

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