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REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES.

The following report of Select Committee was presented:

On H. B. No. 37, by Mr. Aylett, entitled "An Act to repeal Sections 317, 318, 319, 322 and 323 of the Penal Laws of 1897, relating to Sunday.” Mr. Aylett, Chairman of the Special Committee to whom same was referred, asked for further time in which to report. There being no objection, the Speaker allowed them another five days.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Notice was given of intention to introduce the following Bills:

By Mr. Nailima, entitled "An Act to amend Sections 260 and 261, and to repeal Section 264 of the Civil Laws set forth in a compilation made by Sidney M. Ballou under authority of the Legislature and published and entitled 'Civil Laws relating to Olaa reservation.'

By Mr. Beckley, entitled “An Act defining anıl fixing penalties for procurers."

BILLS ON THIRD READING.

The following Bill came up for consideration upon its third reading:

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." On account of the absence of the introducer, consideration was again postponed until he should be present.

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

The following Bill was taken up for consideration upon its second reading:

H. B. No. 35, by Mr. Prendergast, entitled “An Act to authorize and provide for the construction, maintenance and operation of a street railway upon certain streets and roads in the District of Honolulu, and elsewhere on the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, by the Hawaiian Tramways Company, Limited." The Bill was read by title and, on motion of Mr. Mahoe, laid upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Makekau, the Clerk was instructed to inquire of the Honorable Senate the reasons why no action had been taken by them upon House Concurrent Resolution No. 3,

by Mr. Emmeluth, relating to the appointment of a Joint Committee for the investigation of the matter of extending the fire limits of Honolulu.

On motion of Mr. Beckley, the House thereupon stood in recess until 1:30 o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 22nd, 1901. The House reconvened at 1:30 o'clock p. m. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.

Under a suspension of the Rules, the following communication from Head of Department was read:

From the Secretary of the Territorial Board of Health, enclosing a report of a committee of that Board, recommending the repeal of the present law governing importation, manufacture and sale of alcohol and methylated spirits. On motion of Mr. Beckley, consideration of the communication was postponed, to be taken up with 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."

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Under a suspension of the Rules, the following report of Standing Committee was presented:

On H. B. No. 30, by Mr. Dickey, entitled “An Act to amend ('hapter LVII of the Penal Code of 1869, entitled 'To mitigate the evils and diseases arising from prostitution,' by adding a new section thereto," from Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Education, recommending that consideration of said Bill be indefinitely postponed. On motion of Mr. Paele, consideration of the report was postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

RESOLUTIONS.

L'nder a further suspension of the Rules, the following resolutions were introduced:

II. R. No. 49, by Mr. Mossman, relating to appropriations for roads in the District of Ewa, Oahu. On motion of Mr. Mossman, consideration of the resolution was postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

H. R. No. 48, by Mr. Haaheo, relating to an appropriation of $8,000 for a road in Puna. Referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures.

BILLS ON FIRST READING.

C'nder a further suspension of the Rules, the following Bill

, notice of which had previously been given, was introduced, read by title, passed first reading, and was ordered printed:

H. B. No. 67, by Mr. Ewaliko, entitled “An Act to permit any person to treat leprosy without license."

On motion of Mr. Makekau, seconded by Mr. Beckley, the House thereupon adjourned.

S. MEHEULA,
Approved:

Clerk.
JOSEPH A. AKINA,

Speaker.

TWENTY-SIXTH DAY.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 23rd, 1901. The House came to order at 9:08 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment.

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

Present--- Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Dickey, Ewaliko, Gilfillan, Ilaaheo, Ilihio, Iloogs, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Keliikoa, Kumalae, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau. Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Puuki, Wilcox and Mr. Speaker---25.

Came in later--- Messrs. Emmeluth, Monsarrat and Prendergast--3.

Excused---Mr. Kaniho---1.
Absent---Mr. Robertson---1.

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

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

The following Bills were taken up for consideration upon their second reading:

H. B. No. 44, by Mr. Kawaihoa, entitled "An Act to establish and maintain school libraries,” upon report from Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Education, recommending its being referred to the Committee on Finance before final action by the House. Report adopted.

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," upon report from Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Education, recommending that the Bill do pass. On motion of Mr. Mahoe, the report was adopted. Whereupon the Speaker announced that the House had, by its vote in adopting the report of the Committee, passed the Bill upon its second reading. On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Bill was ordered typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March 25th.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The following reports of Standing Committees were presented:

On H. B. No. 51, by Mr. Kaniho, entitled “An Act relating to the segregation of lepers," from Mr. Beckley, Chair of the Committee on Public Health and Education, recommending that the Bill be indefinitely postponed. Consideration of the report postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

On H. B. No. 31, by Mr. Kumalae, entitled “An Act to provide for and to regulate the sending of youths to the Mainland or abroad to be educated," from Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Education, recommending that the Bill be laid upon the table. Consideration of report postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Improvements, reported that his Committee was in receipt of the following communication from the Private Secretary of the Governor, presumably in response to the communication to the Governor from the Speaker, transmitting certified copies of H. R. No. 14, by Mr. Beckley, relating to the Commissioner of Public Lands and H. R. No. 38, by Mr. Gilfillan, instructing the Speaker to inquire of the Governor wherein the former resolution was "not in shape":

Executive Chamber,

Territory of Hawaii,

Honolulu, March 22nd, 1901. The Honorable Jesse P. Makainai, Chairman, Committee on Public Lands, etc.,

House of Representatives: Sir---I am directed by the Governor to inform you that a resolution has been received from the House of Representatives requesting information as to the whereabouts of Mr. J. F. Brown, Commissioner of Public Lands, and instructing the Committee on Public Lands, etc., to wait on him, and that the Governor will be pleased to receive the above-mentioned Committee at his office in the Capitol at 10 o'clock a. m. Saturday, the 23rd inst.

Very respectfully,

ALEX, G. HAWES, JR., Private Secretary to the Governor.

The Committee desired instructions from the House in the premises. On motion of Mr. Mahoe, the two resolutions were ordered referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, for conference with the Governor. At the suggestion of Mr. Makekau, the stenographer of the House was instructed to attend such conference of the Committee with the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Beckley, the House stood in recess to await the return of the Committee from the conference with the Governor.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

On reconvening at 10:45 o'clock a. m., Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, made an oral report as to the result of the conference with the Governor, and asked to be allowed until Monday next to present a written report.

Upon request, the Committee on Public Health and Education was granted further time upon which to report on Petition No. 15, relating to school houses on the Island of Maui.

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