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the Bill be referred to the Select Joint Committee on Taxation. Mr. Mossman moved to adopt the Majority Report. Seconded by Mr. Mahoe. Mr. Robertson moved the adoption of the Minority Report. On being put to a vote, the Report of the Majority was adopted.

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

Mr. Dickey rose to a point of order and claimed that as the Majority Report did not contain the specific recommendation that the Bill do pass, that the adoption of the report had not passed the Bill on its second reading. The Vice Speaker ruled that while the report of the Committee was not technically in proper form, the intent of the recommendation was that the Bill do pass. Mr. Dickey appealed from the decision of the Vice Speaker, and the House sustained the Vice Speaker's ruling. Whereupon the Vice Speaker declared that the Bill had passed its second reading upon the adoption of the Report of the Committee by the vote of the House.

S. B. No. 28, by Mr. Crabbe, entitled “An Act to prohibit the unlawful wearing of the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic.” Copies not having been supplied to the inembers, consideration was temporarily postponed. Later, on motion of Mr. Dickey, seconded by Mr. Mossman, the Bill passed its second reading and was ordered typewritten and made the order of the day for March 27th.

BILLS ON FIRST READING.

The following Senate Bills were read by title, passed first reading, and were ordered printed:

S. B. No. 6, by Mr. C. Brown, entitled “An Act to repeal Sections 1617, 1618 and 1619 of the Penal Laws, relating to forest roads."

S. B. No. 39, by Mr. J. Brown, entitled “An Act to abolish capital punishment within the Territory of Hawaii, and to substitute in lieu thereof imprisonment for life.” On motion of Mr. Paele, the Bill was read by title and, on motion of Mr. Ewaliko, passed its first reading.

S. B. No. 36, by Mr. White, entitled “An Act relating to the appointment of bailiffs for certain Courts in the Territory of Hawaii and defining the duties and powers of such bailiffs and fixing the amount of their compensation, and providing for the payment of such compensation." Mr. Wilcox moved that the Bill be rejected. Seconded by Mr. Dickey. Mr. Prendergast moved that the Bill pass its first reading. Seconded by Mr. Mossman. The motion that the Bill do pass carried.

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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 26th, 1901. To the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives,

Territory of Hawaii:
I have the honor to transmit herewith Senate Bill No. 26,
which passed its third reading in the Senate of the Territory of
Hawaii this 26th day of March, A. D. 1901.

Very respectfully,
EDGAR CAYPLESS,

Clerk of the Senate.

PRIVILEGED REPORTS.

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

H. B. No. 63, by Mr. Ewaliko, entitled "An Act to repeal Section 815 of the Civil Laws of 1897, relating to dog tag.

H. B. No. 64, by Mr. Ewaliko, entitled “An Act to amend Section 816 of the Civil Laws of 1897, relating to dog tax.”

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.

The Rules being again suspended, the following communication was read from the Secretary of the Territory:

Territory of Hawaii,

Office of the Secretary,

Honolulu, H. I., March 26th, 1901. Sir: Section 69 of an Act to provide a Government for the Territory of Hawaii, approved the 30th day of April, A. D. 1900, provides among other duties of the Secretary of the Territory that "he shall within thirty days after the end of each session of the Legislature transmit to the President, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States one copy each of the laws and journals of such session."

In order that I may comply with this section of the law, I respectfully request that the Journal of the House of Representatives from the beginning of the present session to the present date, duly certified by the Speaker and the Clerk, be transmitted to me as soon as possible and that thereafter the Journal of each day's session, duly certified, be filed in my office as soon as the official copy can be prepared; and also that sufficient money be placed at my disposal for making the necessary copies of the same. I have the honor to be, sir,

Your obedient servant,

HENRY E. COOPER,

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

Speaker of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Emmeluth, consideration of the communication was postponed and placed on the order of the day for March 27th.

The following communication from the Attorney General was read:

Territory of Hawaii,
Office of the Attorney General,

Honolulu, H. I., March 26th, 1901.
Hon. J. A. Akina,
Speaker, House of Representatives,

Capitol Building: Dear Sir: I beg to acknowledge receipt of a copy of House Resolution No. 59, passed yesterday, which is as follows:

Resolred, that the Attorney General of the Territory of Hawaii be requested to furnish this House with all correspondence between the following persons: A. M. Brown, High Sheriff, and L. A. Andrews, Sheriff of Hawaii; A. M. Brown and H. S. Overend; L. A. Andrews and H. S. Overend; L. A. Andrews and R. A. Lyman, from August 1st, 1900, and February 1st, 1901."

In reply, I have to state that no correspondence between the officials named is in my possession.

I further beg to state that no correspondence between them in regard to their personal affairs, if any such there is, can be lawfully demanded, either by the head of the Department of which they are members, or by the Legislature, or by any other authority in this Territory or in the United States, unless such correspondence may become material in a judicial inquiry.

I beg further to state that correspondence between the High Sheriff and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs largely relates to offenses, the perpetrators whereof may not yet have been brought

to justice, and that, in many cases, to make public such correspondence would, in a measure, defeat the chief object for which the Attorney General's Department is established--the protection of society from criminals. I am, sir,

Very respectfully yours,

E. P. DOLE,

Attorney General. On motion of Mr. Makekau, seconded by Mr. Emmeluth, it was ordered that the Resolution and answer of the Attorney General be spread upon the Journal of this House. The Resolution referred to, being H. R. No. 59, by Mr. Monsarrat, was introduced and passed March 25th, as follows:

Resolved, that the Attorney General of the Territory of Hawaii be requested to furnish this House with all correspondence between the following persons: A. M. Brown, High Sheriff, and L. A. Andrews, Sheriff of Hawaii; A. M. Brown and H. S. Overend; L. A. Andrews and H. S. Overend; L. A. Andrews and R. A. Lyman, from August 1st, 1900, and February 1st, 1901.

The Vice Speaker announced the appointment of Messrs. Mossman, Aylett and Makekau as the inembers of the Select Committee to whom had been referred the following Bill: 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."

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

The following Bills came up for consideration upon their second reading:

H. B. No. 63, by Mr. Ewaliko, entitled "An Act to repeal Section 815 of the Civil Laws of 1897, relating to dog tag.” Referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. B. No. 64, by Mr. Ewaliko, entitled "An Act to amend Section 816 of the Civil Laws of 1897, relating to dog tax." Referred to the Committee on Finance.

RESOLUTIONS.

Under a suspension of the Rules, the following Resolution was introduced:

H. R. No. 68, by Mr. Kekaula, asking for an appropriation of $18,000 for wharves in North Kona and Kau, and for $1,000 for a steam roller for roads, Kau, Hawaii. Consideration postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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

On Petition No. 22, by Mr. Dickey, from residents of Ila-
lawa, Molokai, praying for the enactment of a law "That all
konohiki lands be sold to the residents," from Mr. Emmeluth,
Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, recommending that
the petition, being vague, be laid upon the table. On motion of
Mr. Dickey, the report was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Ewaliko, the House thereupon adjourned.

S. MEHEULA,
Approved:

Clerk.
F. W. BECKLEY,

Vice Speaker.

TWENTY-NINTH DAY.

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House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 27th, 1901. The House came to order at 9:07 o'clock a. .m., pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. F. W. Beckley, Vice Speaker, presiding.
Prayer by Chaplain Kamoku.
Roll Call:

Present---Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Dickey, Ewaliko, Gilfillan, Ilaaheo, Hihio, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Puuki, Wilcox and Mr. Vice Speaker---23.

Came in later---Messrs. Emmeluth, Kaniho, Keliikoa, Prendergast and Robertson--5.

Excused--Mr. Speaker---1.
Absent--- Mr. Hoogs---1.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following report of Standing Committee was presented:

On Petition No. 32, by Mr. Keliikoa, relating to the abolition of personal taxes and other matters, from Mr. Mahoe, Chair

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