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On H. B. No. 12, by Mr. Haaheo, entitled "An Act to repeal Section 861 of the Civil Laws of 1897," from Mr. Eminelutlı, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, recommending that, as the Bill relates to matters of revenue, it should be referred to the Select Joint Committee on Taxation for consideration and report. On motion of Mr. Dickey, the report was adopted.
BILLS ON FIRST READING.
The following Bills, notice of which had previously been given, were introduced, read by title, passed first reading, and were ordered printed:
H. B. No. 40, by Mr. Hoogs, entitled "An Act to prevent the employment of minors in places where intoxicating liquors are sold, and to prevent minors from visiting such places.”
H. B. No. 41, by Mr. Makainai, entitled “An Act providing for names and numbers of streets, roads and lanes in the District of Honolulu, Island of Oahu."
H. B. No. 42, by Mr. Makainai, entitled "An Act providing for the numbering of buildings and lots in the District of Bonolulu, Island of Oahu."
H. B. No. 43, by Mr. Monsarrat, entitled “An Act giving the right of appeal to any person adjudged in contempt by any Circuit Court or by Judge of any Circuit Court, or by any Disrict Magistrate, or by any officer or person authorized by the laws of said Territory to take testimony, in the Territory of Hawaii, from such decision to the Supreme Court of said Territory; and prescribing the procedure governing the same, and providing for bail in such appeals."
H. B. No. 44, by Mr. Kawaihoa, entitled "An Act to establish and maintain school libraries.”
NOTICES OF BILLS.
Notice was given of intention to introduce the following Bills:
By Mr. Mahoe, entitled "An Act to repealing gambling laws."
By Mr. Dickey, entitled “An Act to amend Chapter 42 of the Penal Code, entitled 'Keeping a disorderly house,' by adding two new sections thereto, relating to the landlords and owners of houses, buildings and premises wherein disorderly houses are kept.”
with such transactions.
The following Resolutions were introduced:
Be It Resolved, that the Clerk of the House be instructed to forward the requisite communications to the Agent of Public Lands, where by the said Agent of Public Lands may furnish this House all land transactions made by him from 1890 to present date, and to furnish the names of all persons who are connected
Being seconded by Mr. Dickey, the Resolution was adopted.
Be It Resolved, that by this the Clerk of the House is hereby requested to forward the following questions to the Superintendent of Public Works, and the said questions to be answered within four days: In the Session of 1898 it was inserted in the Appropriation Bill---first, an item of $800 to lengthen the wharf at Hookena; second, an item of $200 for a warehouse at Hookena. Why was not the work accomplished?
On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Resolution was adopted.
appropriation of $30,000 be inserted in the Appropriation Bill for road from Kipahulu to Mokulau, in the District of Hana, Island of Maui.
On motion of Mr. Mahoe, consideration of the Resolution s postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.
vai, that an
BILLS ON THIRD READING.
The following Bill was taken up for consideration on its
H. B. No. 3, by Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act relating to the jurisdiction of Circuit Judges at Chambers in matters concerning the relation of guardian and ward; and amending Section 1367 of the Civil Code and Section 38 of Chapter 57 of the Session Laws of 1892 as amended by Act 56 of the Session Laws of
On motion of Mr. Robertson, the Bill was amended by striking out in Section 1, and lines 5 and 6 thereof, the words of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit," by inserting in line 5
the word "Circuit" between the words "any" and words "the First" and inserting the word "any" in lieu thereof.
; by striking out in Section 2, and line 15 thereof, the
On motion of Mr. Dickey, seconded by Mr. Makekau, the Bill was ordered re-typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March 11th.
Mr. Prendergast, Chairman of the Committee on Enrollment, Revision and Printing, reported the following Bills printed and ready for distribution:
H. B. No. 16, by Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act relating to the criminal jurisdiction of District Magistrates and amending Section 1 of Act 40 of the Laws of 1896 and Section 11 of Chapter LVII of the Laws of 1892."
H. B. No. 17, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act relating to practice in criminal cases and amending Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Chapter XL of the Session Laws of 1876."
II. B. No. 18, by Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter 1 of the Penal Code, defining felonies and misdemeanors."
H. B. No. 19, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act relating to the sale of alcohol; amending Section 15, and repealing Sections 10, 13 and 14 of Act 64 of the Session Laws of 1896.”
BILLS ON THIRD READING.
The following Bill was taken up for consideration on its third reading:
H. B. No. 5, by Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act to authorize the removal of persons under guardianship and the personal property of such persons out of this Territory." On motion of Mr. Ewaliko, the Bill was amended by striking out the words. "of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit" and inserting the word “Circuit" before the word “Judge” and after the word “any” in Section 1, line 1 thereof, and by striking out the words “of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit” and inserting the word “C'ircuit" before the word “Judge" and after the word "any" in Section 2, line 1 thereof. On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Bill was ordered re-typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March 11th.
On motion of Mr. Kekaula, the House thereupon adjourned.
House of Representatives,
Honolulu, T. H., March 9th, 1901. The House came to order at 10:04 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment.
Hon. J. A. Akina, Speaker, presiding.
Present--- Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Dickey, Emmeluth, Ewaliko, Gilfillan, Haaheo, Hihio, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kaniho, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Puuki, Robertson and Mr.
Came in later--- Messrs. Iloogs and Prendergast---2.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following reports of Standing Committees were pre
Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, presented a corrected report of the majority of the committee in connection with the II. M. Dow claim, making a change in the total amount found, recommending that the claimant be reimbursed from $339.95 to $+39.95. On motion of Mr. Mahoe, seconded by Mr. Robertson, the report was laid upon the table, to be considered with the minority report March 11th.
Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands offered by Mr. Kekaula, relating to appropriation of $250.00 for and Internal Improvements, presented a report on the Resolution Hoopuloa Warehouse, recommending that the amount asked for be inserted in the Appropriation Bill. On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Appropriation Bill. consideration of the report was postponed, to be taken up with
H. R. No. 14, by Mr. Beckley, instructiing the Committee
following Resolutions were introduced: on Public Lands and Internal Improvements to wait upon the
Governor in relation to the matter of the absence of the Land Commissioner, as follows:
Whereas, J. F. Brown, Commissioner of Public Lands for this Territory, has for a long time been absent from his office; and,
Whereas, it is currently reported through the press and otherwise that he is in Washington, D. C., at the request and under the direction of the Governor, lobbying in Congress for the repeal of that clause in Section 55 of the Organic Act which provides: “That no corporation, domestic or foreign, shall acquire and hold real estate in Hawaï in excess of one thousand acres; and that all real estate acquired or held by such corporation or association contrary hereto shall be forfeited and escheat to the United States, but existing vested rights in real estate shall not be impaired”; and,
Whereas, it is all important to the best interests of the people of this Territory that said clause should not be repealed; therefore,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii, that the Committee on Public Lands be and such Committee is hereby instructed to wait upon the Governor and ascertain the whereabouts of the said J. F. Brown, Commissioner, and the nature and the extent of the Governor's instructions to him.
Resolution adopted. On motion of Mr. Monsarrat, the said (Ammittee was further instructed to ask if said Commissioner has been in receipt of his salary during his absence from this Territory, and also who is paying the expenses of his trip.
H. R. No. 15, by Mr. Beckley, asking the Superintendent of Public Works to forward certain information to the House within a week in regard to the sewerage system of Honolulu. Adopted.
H. R. No. 16, by Mr. Kekaula, instructing the Sergeant-atArms to furnish each member with fifty two-cent stamps. Adopted.
H. R. No. 17, by Mr. Nailima, as follows:
Resolved, that the Governor is hereby requested to forth with recall Mr. J. F. Brown, Agent of Public Lands, and that the Clerk is hereby instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor of the Territory.
On motion of Mr. Emmeluth, consideration of the resolution was postponed, to be taken up with the report of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements on H. R. No. 14.
H. R. No. 18, by Mr. Monsarrat, changing the hour of convening from 10 to 9 o'clock a. m. Mr. Kaniho moved to post