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Resolved, that the Appropriation Bill be considered in the Committee of the Whole on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each and every week, commencing from next Monday, March 18th, 1901, and that the same be placed under the head of the order of the day.
The resolution was laid upon the table.
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. 57, by Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act to amend Section 45 of Chapter LVII of the Session Laws of 1892, relating to cases of absence, disqualification and vacancy in the offices of Circuit Judges."
H. B. No. 58, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to prevent the wanton destruction of the food fishes living in the waters of the Territory of Hawaii.” The House thereupon adjourned.
House of Representatives,
Honolulu, T. H., March 18th, 1901. The House came to order at 9 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment. A quorum not being present, a recess was taken until 9:30 o'clock a. m., at which time the House was again called to order.
Hon. J. A. Akina, Speaker, presiding.
Present---Messrs. Ahulii, Beckley, Emmeluth, Ewaliko, Gilfillan, Haaheo, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Keliikoa, Kumalae, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Puuki, Robertson, Wilcox, Hihio and Mr. Speaker---24.
Came in later---Messss. Dickey, Hoogs and Prendergast---3.
Absent--- Messrs. Aylett and Kaniho---2.
The Journal of Proceedings of the preceding day was read and approved.
BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER
MATTERS FROM THE SENATE.
The following communication from the Honorable Senate was read:
Honolulu, T. H., March 15th, 1901. To the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives,
Territory of Hawaii: I have the honor to transmit herewith Senate Bill Number Thirty-three (33), entitled "An Act to protect laborers and employees from extortion,” which was duly passed upon its third reading by the Senate of the Territory of Hawaii, this fifteenth day of March, A. D. 1901.
Clerk of the Senate.
BILLS ON FIRST READING.
The following Senate Bill was read by title, passed first reading, and was ordered printed:
S. B. No. 33, by Mr. Kanuha, entitled “An Act to protect laborers and einployees from extortion.”
PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND COMMUNI
Petition No. 16, by Mr. Beckley, on behalf of W. T. Callow, of Molokai, asking for an appropriation to reimburse him for paiai tallied by the Board of Health, but not paid for. Referred to the Committee on Public Health and Education.
Petition No. 17, by Mr. Paele, on behalf of residents of Puunui, asking for the macadamizing of Liliha street. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.
Petition No. 18, by Mr. Paele, on behalf of residents of Iwilei, asking for the macadamizing of Iwilei street. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.
Petition No. 19, by Mr. Kauimakaole, on behalf of residents of Koolau, Hana, Maui, asking for a breakwater at Keanae. Consideration postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following reports of Standing Committees were presented:
On H. R. No. 14, relating to Commissioner of Public Lands, as follows:
The Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii,
House of Representatives,
Honolulu, T. H., March 18th, 1901. Hon. J. A. Akina,
Speaker of the House of Representatives: Dear Sir---Your Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred House Resolution No. 14 for transmission to the Governor of this Territory, beg leave to submit for the consideration of this House a communication to the Governor and his reply thereto, as communicated by his private secretary in a letter of date the 16th inst., for such further action as this House may deem desirable.
JESSE P. MAKAINAI,
R. H. MAKEKAU,
House of Representatives,
Honolulu, T. H., March 12th, 1901. Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of H. R. No. 14, relating to the Commissioner of Public Lands, by which you will see that the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements is instructed to wait upon your Excellency and obtain your reply to the questions therein contained.
When you reply specifically to the questions therein contained, will you also be kind enough to advise the Committee through me as to when it would be convenient for you to receive them for the purpose of giving them further information, if any, upon the subject matter of the resolution, which you may have to communicate. I have the honor to remain
JESSE P. MAKAINAI, Chairman Committee on Public Lands, etc. To the Governor,
The Capitol, Honolulu.
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 Hawaii 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 shall 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 extent of the Governor's instructions to him.
And that said Committee is 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.
A True Copy:
JESSE P. MAKAINAI,
Chairman Committee on Public Lands, etc.
Territory of Hawaii,
Honolulu, March 16th, 1901. The Honorable Jesse P. Makainai,
Chairman Committee on Public Lands, cte : Sir--I am directed by the Governor to return the enclosed papers, as they are not in such shape as can be considered by him.
ALEX. G. HAWES, JR.,
Private Secretary to the Governor. The report was laid on the table.
On H. R. No. 32, by Mr. Mahoe, asking for an appropriation of $58,490 for roads and bridges for the District of Waialua, Oahu, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending an appropriation of $15,000 for that purpose. Consideration of report was postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.
On Petitions Nos. 13 and 14, by Mr. Mahoe, from residents of the Second Precinct of the Fifth District, for bridges, highways and breakwaters, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending that $10,000 be inserted in the Appropriation Bill for that purpose. Consideration was postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.
H. R. No. 37, by Mr. Beckley, requesting certain information from the Superintendent of Public Works, within five days, relating to an appropriation for a new road, Mokulau, Kipahulu, Maui. Adopted.
H. R. No. 38, by Mr. Gilfillan, as follows:
Whereas, the Governor of this Territory has seen fit to return to this House a resolution transmitted to him in accordance with the terms thereof, with the information that the same is “not in such shape as can be considered by him,” as communicated to this House by the Committee on Public Lands, through its Chairman; and,
Whereas, the Governor, in retuning these documents, has failed to indicate the shape in which the same should be placed in order to enable him to yield them consideration; therefore,
Be It Resolved, that the Speaker of this House transmit to the Governor a certified copy of the communication which is the subject matter of this resolution, and beg of him to intimate