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IN RE PENAL AND CIVIL LAWS, 1897, HAWAIIAN

VERSION.

No account of the disposition of copies of these was kept, there being hardly any demand for them.

On motion of Mr. Prendergast, the House thereupon adjourned.

S. MEHEULA,
Approved:

Clerk.
JOSEPH A. AKINA,

Speaker.

TWENTY-THIRD DAY.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 20th, 1901. The House came to order at 9:10 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. J. A. Akina, Speaker, presiding.
Prayer by Chaplain Kamoku.
Roll Call:

Present---Messrs. Ahulii, Beckley, Dickey, Emmeluth, Haaheo, Hihio, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Keliikoa, Kumalae, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Puuki, Robertson, Wilcox and Mr. Speaker---22.

Came in later--- Messrs. Aylett, Ewaliko, Hoogs, Makainai and Prendergast---5.

Absent---Messrs. Gilfillan, Kaniho and Mahoe---3.

The Journal of Proceedings of the preceding day was read and approved.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced two communications froni His Excellency the Governor.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following communications from His Excellency the Governor were read:

Executive Chamber,

Territory of Hawaii,

Honolulu, March 18th, 1901. The Honorable J. A. Akina, Speaker of the House of Representatives,

Territory of Hawaii: Sir: The letter of the Clerk, enclosing a resolution of the House of Representatives requesting "originals or copies of all records, books, documents, papers and vouchers of every nature, kind and description whatsoever, relative to transactions of the Executive Department of the Government from the annexation of these Islands to the United States, to date,” has been received.

In view of the relation of the executive to the superior authority of the United States, which has existed since the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States, I respectfully decline to accede to the prayer of the resolution in its present sweeping form.

If the Ilouse desires information upon any special subject necessary to legislative work which may be furnished from such records, I shall be happy to consider its request therefor.

In regard to the second request of the resolution, I will furnish the House with copies of official correspondence between the Government and its special agent, Mr. Alfred S. Hartwell, during the transition period, as soon as they are prepared.

Very respectfully,

SANFORD B. DOLE.

Sir:

Executive Chamber,

Territory of Hawaii,

Honolulu, March 19th, 1901. The Honorable Joseph A. Akina, Speaker of the House of Representatives,

Territory of Hawaii: Your letter of March 18th, wherein you say "I have the honor to transmit herewith copies of resolutions adopted by said body (I louse of Representatives), and in pursuance thereof respectfully request you to state wherein the first resolution is not ‘in such shape as can be considered',” has been received.

As but one document purporting to be a resolution was transmitted with your letter, and the wording of the letter presupposes the intention to transmit copies of more than one resolution, I await the receipt of such other resolutions as may have

been referred to.

Very respectfully,

SANFORD B. DOLE.

On motion of Mr. Beckley, the first communication was laid on the table, owing to the absence of Mr. Emmeluth, who introduced the resolution to which the communication referred. Later, on motion of Mr. Emmeluth, both communications were placed upon the order of the day for March 21st.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.

was read:

The following communication from Head of Department H. R. No. 34, by Mr. Mossman, as follows:

From the Secretary of the Territory, returning to the Ilouse

Territory of Hawaii,

Office of the Secretary,

Honolulu, T. H., March 19th, 1901. Sir: I am in receipt of a communication from the Clerk of the House of Representatives under date of March 15th, 1901, transmitting to me a certified copy of House Resolution No. 34.

It has been my endeavor, and I believe it to be my duty, to assist the House of Representatives and its honorable members in every way in my power. I also believe that the relations between the Executive and Legislative Departments should be courteously maintained; that the dignity of each Department demands that the conduct of its business be in accordance with well-established rules and precedents.

It is with regret that I feel under the necessity of returning the resolution, above referred to, unanswered, for the reason that it is discourteous and unprecedented in form and not the usual and established manner of seeking information from an Executive officer. I have the honor to be, sir,

Your obedient servant,

HENRY E. COOPER,

Secretary of the Territory. Hon. J. A. Akina,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Emmeluth, consideration of the communication was postponed, to be taken up with the communications from His Excellency the Governor, previously made the order of the day for March 21st.

BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER

MATTERS FROM THE SENATE.

The following communication from the Honorable Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,

Honolulu, T. H., March 19th, 1901. To the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives,

Territory of Hawaii: I have the honor to herewith transmit Senate Bill No. 5, which passed its third reading in the Senate of the Territory of Hawaii this 19th day of March, A. D. 1901.

Very respectfully,

EDGAR CAYPLESS,

Clerk of the Senate.

BILLS ON FIRST READING.

The following Senate Bill was read by title and passed first reading :

S. B. No. 5, by Mr. C. Brown, entitled "An Act to define the biennial fiscal period of the Territory of Hawaii.” On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Rules were suspended in order that the Bill might be read clear through. It being read through, Mr. Makainai moved that the Bill be rejected. On motion of Mr. Robertson, the

ayes and noes were called on the motion to reject, with the following result:

Ayes--- Messrs. Ahulii, Beckley, Ewaliko, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kawaihoa, Keliikoa, Makekau, Mossman, Nailima, Paele and Puuki---12.

Noes-- Messrs. Aylett, Dickey, Emmeluth, Haaheo, Hihio, Hoogs, Keiki, Kekaula, Kumalae, Makainai, Monsarrat, Prendergast, Robertson and Wilcox---14.

Present and not voting---Mr. Speaker--1.
Excused--Mr. Kaniho---1.
Absent---Messrs. Gilfillan and Mahoe---2..

Whereupon the Speaker announced that the motion to reject having failed, the Bill had passed first reading. PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND COMMUNI

CATIONS. Under a suspension of the Rules, the following Petition was presented:

Petition No. 20, by Mr. Robertson, on behalf of H. M. Levy, claiming damages on account of treatment received at the hands of the Board of Health. Consideration postponed, to be taken up with H. B. No. 4, by Mr. Gilfillan, entitled “An Act to provide for a commission to take evidence concerning injuries to property caused by the action of the Board of Health in connection with the suppression of Bubonic Plague in Honolulu, and elsewhere in this Territory, and by the conflagration in Honolulu on January 20th, 1900, and to report thereon."

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following reports of Standing Committees were pre-

On Petition No. 9, by Mr. Robertson, from the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company, asking that the sum of $136.25 be appropriated to the Company's credit on account of the wrecked steamer Kilohana's coasting license, from Mr. Emmeluth, Chair

sented :

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