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The following reports were also presented:

On H. B. No. 15, by Mr. Haaheo, entitled "An Act to amend Section 814, Chapter 59, of the Civil Laws," from Messrs. Paele, Keliikoa and Haaheo, being a majority of the Committee on Judiciary, favoring the amendment contemplated by the Bill. Consideration of the report was postponed, to be taken up with the minority report when it should be presented.

On Petition No. 21, by Mr. Mahoe, from residents of Koolau, relating to land tax, from Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, recommending that the petition be referred to the Committee on Taxation. Report was adopted, and the petition referred to the Committee on Taxation.

PRIVILEGED REPORTS.

Mr. Prendergast, Chairman of Committee on Enrollment, Revision and Printing, reported the following Bills printed and ready for distribution:

H. B. No. 52, by Committee on Public Health, entitled "An Act authorizing the Board of Health to prohibit persons afflicted with leprosy and pulmonary tuberculosis from entering and remaining in this Territory."

H. B. No. 54, by Mr. Nailima, entitled "An Act to strictly prohibit the Territorial Government from opening, laying or constructing streets, roads or public highways on properties owned by one or more persons without first obtaining the consent of the owners thereof."

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a message from His Excellency the Governor.

RESOLUTIONS.

The following resolutions were introduced:

H. R. No. 50, by Mr. Makainai, relating to repairs and macadamizing for streets in Honolulu, Fifth District. Consideration postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

H. R. No. 51, by Mr. Beckley, asking that the Governor be requested to instruct his proper subordinates to appear before the Committee on Public Health and Education and furnish said Committee with such documents and references as they might need in connection with their business. Resolution was adopted. H. R. No. 52, by Mr. Emmeluth, requesting information from the Department of Public Works relating to the new Diamond Head Road. Adopted.

H. R. No. 53, by Mr. Mossman, relating to the appropriation for repairing road, Palolo, Kona, Oahu. Referred to Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

H. R. No. 54, by Mr. Dickey:

Resolved, that the Governor's estimates of expenditures for the succeeding biennial period be referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures, with instructions to frame one or more Appropriation Bills for the consideration of the House.

Mr. Dickey moved its adoption. The motion was lost.

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

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

H. B. No. 30, by Mr. Dickey, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter LVII of the Penal Code of 1869, entitled 'To mitigate the evils and diseases arising from prostitution,' by adding a new section thereto." Mr. Prendergast moved that the report of the Committee on Public Health and Education be read. Carried.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a communication from the Honorable Senate.

On motion of Mr. Monsarrat, the report of the Committee on H. B. No. 30, recommending that it be indefinitely postponed, was adopted. Whereupon the Speaker announced that the House had, by its vote in adopting the report of the Committee, indefinitely postponed the Bill.

BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER

MATTERS FROM THE SENATE.

Under a suspension of the Rules, the following communication from the Honorable Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,

Honolulu, T. H., March 23rd, 1901.

To the Honorable Speaker

and House of Representatives,
Territory of Hawaii:

I have the honor to inform your honorable body that the Senate of the Territory of Hawaii concurred in the amendments of the House of Representatives to and passed H. B. No. 1 this 23rd day of March, 1901.

Respectfully,

EDGAR CAYPLESS,
Clerk of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Beckley, H. B. No. 1, by Mr. Mossman, entitled "An Act to appropriate money for the purpose of defray

ing the expenses of the Session of the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii of the year 1901 from the public Treasury," being the Bill above referred to in above communication from the Honorable Senate, was referred to the Committee on Revision, Enroll- . ment and Printing, to be properly enrolled, have certificates attached and be presented to the Governor for his signature.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced another communication from the Honorable Senate.

The following communication from the Honorable Senate was then read:

Senate Chamber,

Honolulu, T. H., March 23rd, 1901.

To the Honorable Speaker

and House of Representatives,
Territory of Hawaii:

By direction of the Senate, I have the honor to inform your Honorable Body that House Joint Resolution No. 3 has this day been indefinitely postponed by the Senate of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

EDGAR CAYPLESS,

Clerk of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Makekau, the House returned to head of
MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was read:

A Message to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii:

Upon the approval of "An Act to provide a Government for the Territory of Hawaii," I requested Judge Walter F. Frear, of the Supreme Court, to prepare a revision of the Hawaiian Laws as affected by such Act.

My reasons for doing so were as follows:

Judge Frear had been a member of the Commission to recommend to Congress legislation concerning the Hawaiian Islands.

He had also prepared the text for a publication printed by the Federal Government, entitled the Laws of Hawaii, which comprised the Civil Laws, Penal Laws and the Session Laws of 1898, modified in conformity with the recommendations of the Hawaiian Commission.

The Organic Act as finally adopted departed in many instances from the original draft as reported by the commission, and the publication referred to became thereby a defective state· ment of Hawaiian Laws.

The familiarity with the subject which Judge Frear thus acquired gave him special qualifications for the work of putting the Hawaiian Laws in a revised form for permanent use. Much time might be saved by such early revision.

The item of $8,000 in the Estimates for compiling and publishing revised laws was intended to cover $2,000 for the work of compiling and revising, about $500 for translating into Hawaiian, $5,000 for publishing in both languages, and $500 for incidentals, including proof-reading and preparation of an index and table of contents.

The cost of publishing the Civil and Penal Laws was, I understand, $10,500. The English version of this work is now practically exhausted.

I recommend that the Legislature take measures to acquire Judge Frear's revision, which is now substantially complete, and enact the same at the present session as a Hawaiian Code, and provide for publication thereof.

SANFORD B. DOLE.

Executive Chamber, March 21st, 1901.

On motion of Mr. Dickey, the message was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

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

H. B. No. 52, by the Committee on Public Health, entitled "An Act authorizing the Board of Health to prohibit persons afflicted with leprosy and pulmonary tuberculosis from entering and remaining in this Territory." The Bill was read by title and referred to the Committee on Public Health and Education.

H. B. No. 54, by Mr. Nailima, entitled "An Act to strictly prohibit the Territorial Government from opening, laying or constructing streets, roads or public highways on properties owned by one or more persons without first obtaining the consent of the owners thereof." The Bill was read by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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. 69, by Mr. Prendergast, entitled "An Act to provide for a right of action for damages for wrongful death."

H. B. No. 68, by Mr. Beckley, entitled "An Act defining and fixing penalties of procurers, pimps and owners, agents or lessees of houses or places used or resorted to for the purposes of prostitution or lewdness."

On motion of Mr. Monsarrat, the House thereupon ad

journed.

S. MEHEULA,

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The House came to order at 9:07 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment.

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

Roll Call:

Present---Messrs. Dickey, Ewaliko, Hihio, Kaauwai, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Puuki, Wilcox and Mr. Speaker---17. Came in later---Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Emmeluth, Gilfillan, Haaheo, Hoogs, Kauimakaole, Kaniho, Keliikoa, Kumalae, Prendergast and Robertson---13.

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

The Speaker called Mr. Makekau to the Chair, the Vice Speaker being absent.

PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND COMMUNI

CATIONS.

The following Petitions were presented:

Petition No. 35, by Mr. Puuki, from residents of Moiliili, Kaimuki and Palolo, praying for an extension of the Tramways

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