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track to those points. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improements.

Petition No. 36, by Mr. Mahoe, from 301 residents of Moanalua, Kalihi and Palama, praying for an extension of the Tramways Company's track to those points. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

Petition No. 37, by Mr. Aylett, from 274 residents of Honolulu, praying for an extension of the Tramways Company's track to Moiliili, Kaimuki and Palolo. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

Petition No. 38, by Mr. Mahoe, from 140 residents of Honolulu, praying for an extension of the Tramways Company's track to Punchbowl, Pauoa. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The following reports of Standing Committees were presented:

On H. B. No. 50, by Mr. Mahoe, entitled “An Act to repeal Chapter 39 of the Penal Laws of 1897, relating to prohibit gambling and gaming," from Mr. Mahoe, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellany, recommending that the Bill do pass. Consideration of the report postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

On H. B. No. 32, by Mr. Hihio, entitled "An Act to amend Sections 319 and 323 of Chapter 35 of the Penal Laws,” from Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, recommending that the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Sunday Laws. Report was adopted and the Bill referred accordingly.

On H. B. No. 38, by Mr. Emmeluth, entitled “An Act to amend Section 2 of Act 23 of the Laws of the Republic of Hawaii, Session of 1896," from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending that in line 4 of Section 1 and line 9 of Section 2 that the figures “1901" be stricken out and the figures "1905” be substituted therefor, and that with these amendments the Bill do pass. Consideration of the report was postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

On II. R. No. 46, by Mr. Keliikoa, relating to the appropriation of $5,000 for roads, North Kona, Hawaii, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending the appropriation. Consideration of the report and resolution postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

On H. R. No. 43, by Mr. Kekaula, asking for an appropriation of $1,000 for roads, South Kona, Hawaii, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending the appropriation. Consideration of the resolution and report postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

On H. B. No. 15, by Mr. Haaheo, entitled “An Act to amend Section 814, Chapter 59, of the Civil Laws," from a minority of the Committee on Judiciary, signed by Messrs. Emmeluth and Robertson, recommending that the Bill be referred to the Select Joint Committee on Taxation. The majority report having been postponed to await the introduction of the minority report, consideration of both reports was postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

On Petition No. 10, by Mr. Kumalae, relating to the streets in Kewalo, Honolulu, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending that the petition be laid upon the table. On motion of Mr. Mossman, the report and petition were referred to the Committee on Judiciary, with instructions to bring in a Bill covering the recommendations of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS. The following communication from Head of Department was read:

From the Department of Public Works in answer to H. R. No. 15, by Mr. Beckley, asking for information relative to the Honolulu sewer contracts, and transmitting voluminous copies, schedules and blue prints. On motion of Mr. Monsarrat, the communication and accompanying papers were ordered printed and their reading dispensed with.

BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER

MATTERS FROM THE SENATE. The following communication from the Honorable Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,

Honolulu, T. H., March 25th, 1901. To the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives,

Territory of Hawaii: I have the honor to herewith transmit Senate Bill No. 6, "An Act to repeal Sections 1617, 1618 and 1619 of the Penal Laws, relating to forest roads," and Senate Bill No. 39, “An Act to abolish capital punishment within the Territory of Hawaii, and substitute in lieu thereof imprisonment for life,” both of which duly passed the Senate this Twenty-fifth day of March, A. D. 1901.

Very respectfully,

EDGAR CAYPLESS,

Clerk of the Senate.

RESOLUTIONS.

The following resolutions were introduced:

H. R. No. 55, by Mr. Ewaliko, asking for an appropriation of $350,000 for Hilo streets and roads. Consideration deferred, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

H. R. No. 56, by Mr. Haaheo, asking for an appropriation of $500 for school house, Puula, Hawaii. Consideration deferred, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

H. R. No. 57, by Mr. Robertson, as follows:

Resolved, that the Clerk prepare a schedule, showing the number of all House bills sent to the Senate, the date of sending and the Senate's action thereon us reported to the House; that such schedule be posted up at a convenient place in the Hall of the House; and that the Clerk keep the same up to date.

Mr. Mahoe moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed until March 26th. Lost. Whereupon, on motion of Mr. Robertson, the resolution 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:

II. B. No. 70, by Mr. Kaniho, entitled "An Act to provide for the use of the English or Ilawaiian language in the practice of the Circuit Courts of the Territory of Hawaii.”

H. B. No. 71, by Mr. Makekau, entitled "An Act for the regulating and conducting of games of chance at which or other articles of value may be lost or won.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Notice was given of intention to introduce the following Bills:

By Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act to amend Act 39 of the Laws of 1898, relating to the auditing of public accounts and the disbursement of public moneys.

By Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act to amend Sections 54 and 55 of Chapter 57 of the Session Laws of 1892."

By Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to amend Sections 31 and 33 of Chapter 57 of the Session Laws of 1892."

On motion of Mr. Mahoe, the House thereupon stood in recess until 2 o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 25th, 1901. The House reconvened at 2:01 o'clock p. m. The Vice Speaker, Hon. F. W. Beckley, took the Chair, the Speaker being absent.

RESOLUTIONS.

The following resolutions were introduced and consideration of same was postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill:

H. R. No. 58, by Mr. Kaniho, relating to roads and bridges, Kona, Hawaii.

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

H. R. No. 60, by Mr. Kaniho, relating to court houses, prisons and jailers' houses, and digging of wells for Hookena and Kailua, Hawaii.

H. R. No. 61, by Mr. Aylett, relating to macadamizing certain Honolulu streets.

H. R. No. 62, by Mr. Paele, asking for an appropriation of $15,000 for roads, bridges, etc., for rural precincts of the Fifth District.

H. R. No. 64, by Mr. Kaniho, relating to streets and roads, Kohala, Hawaii.

H. R. No. 65, by Mr. Kumalae, asking for an appropriation of $4,800 for the assistance of Kapiolani Maternity Home.

II. R. No. 66, by Mr. Kaniho, asking for an appropriation of $600.00 for jailers' house, North Kohala, Hawaii.

The following resolutions were introduced:

H. R. No. 59, by Mr. Monsarrat, requesting the Attorney General to furnish the House with copies of certain correspondence between the High Sheriff, the Sheriff of Hawaii and others relative to removal of Judge Moanauli. The resolution was adopted.

H. R. No. 63, by Mr. Kaniho, relating to harbor improve ments for Second District, Hawaii. Consideration postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Notice was given of intention to introduce the following Bill:

By Mr. Keiki, entitled “An Act to amend Section 837 of the Civil Laws as compiled in A. D. 1897.”

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Under a suspension of the Rules, Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, re. ported as follows:

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 25th, 1901. The Honorable Speaker

of the House of Representatives: Sir---Your Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, to whom was referred H. R. No. 14, relating to the absence of the Commissioner of Public Lands from this Territory, his whereabouts, his mission, whether he was receiving his salary during his absence, and who was paying his expenses during such absence; which resolution had been returned to this Committee by the Private Secretary of the Governor with the statement that it was not in such shape as could be considered by him; and also H. R. No. 38, by Mr. Gilfillan, relating to the reasons why such previous resolution was not in proper shape, in reply to which latter resolution your Committee received a communication from the Private Secretary of the Governor last Saturday morning, stating that the Governor would be ready to receive your Committee Saturday at 10 o'clock, which communication was reported to the House by this Committee, whereupon we were authorized to wait upon the Governor at the appointed hour; beg leave to report as follows:

All the members of your Committee met with the Governor at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, whereupon proceedings were had

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