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By Mr. Emmeluth, entitled "An Act to amend Section 2 of Act 23 of the Laws of the Republic of Hawaii, Session of 1896."

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

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

H. B. No. 2, by Mr. Dickey, entitled "An Act to appropriate an emergency fund to be used in repairing the damage caused by the late storm." Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

H. B. No. 3, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act relating to the Jurisdiction of Circuit Judges at Chambers in matters concerning the relation of Guardian and Ward, and amending Seetion 1367 of the Civil Code, and Section 38 of Chapter 57 of the Session Laws of 1892, as amended by Act 56 of the Session Laws of 1898," was considered section by section, together with the re port of the Committee on Judiciary recommnending the Bill's passage. Sections 1, 2 and 3 were respectively read and passed as read. The title and enacting clause were read and adopted. Mr. Robertson moved that the Bill be typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March 8th. Carried.

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," was, on motion of Mr. Robertson, referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

RESOLUTIONS.

Under a suspension of the Rules, the following Resolution was introduced by Mr. Robertson:

Resolved, that the Committee on Finance be requested to forthwith take up the consideration of the mater of the ways and means of paying claims referred to in House Bill No. 4, and that they submit a Bill or Bills to provide such ways and means.

On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Resolution was adopted.

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

AFTERNOON SESSION.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 6th, 1901. The House reconvened at 2:01 o'clock p. m. Mr. Speaker in

the Chair.

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

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

H. B. No. 8, by Mr. Puuki, entitled "An Act to amend Section 117 of Chapter 10 of the Civil Laws of 1897, relating to attending schools," was read by title, and, on motion of Mr. Mahoe, referred to the Committee on Enrollment, Revision and Printing. H. B. No. 5, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to authorize the removal of persons under guardianship and the personal property of such persons out of this Territory," was considered section by section, together with the report of the Committee on Judiciary thereon, recommending the Bill's passage. Sections 1, 2 and 3 were successively passed as in the Bill, and the title and enacting clause approved. The Bill was ordered typewritten, to be read a third time on March 8th.

H. B. No. 7, by Mr. Hoogs, entitled "An Act to authorize and regulate the placing of electric wires in the streets of Honolulu, was read by title and referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

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H. B. No. 6, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to repeal Sections 1378, 1386, 1387, 1388 and 1389 of the Civil Code, relating to the sale of real estate in this Territory by foreign guardians, was considered section by section. Sections 1 and 2 were respectively passed as in the Bill, and the title and enacting clause approved. The Bill was then ordered typewritten, to be read a third time on March 8th.

H. B. No. 10, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to amend Section 30 of Chapter LVII of the Session Laws of 1892," was considered, together with the report of the Committee on Judiciary thereon. On motion of Mr. Robertson, the Bill passed its second reading and was ordered typewritten, to be read a third time on March 8th.

H. B. No. 13, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to repeal certain obsolete laws," was read by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. B. No. 12, by Mr. Haaheo, entitled "An Act to repeal Section 861 of the Civil Laws of 1897," was read by title and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. B. No. 11, by Mr. Kaniho, entitled "An Act to abolish personal taxes and to repeal Sections 806, 807 and 809 of the Civil Code, relating thereto," was read by title and referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The report of the Committee on Public Health and Education on the Petition presented by Mr. Mahoe from the residents and voters of the Second Precinct of the Fifth Representative District, recommending that the prayers be denied and the Petition be rejected. The report of the Committee was adopted.

PRIVILEGED REPORTS.

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

H. B. No. 14, by Mr. Kumalae, entitled "An Act to prohibit the Board or Boards of Health or Health Officer or Officers from condemning for destruction any property without compensation."

H. B. No. 15, by Mr. Haaheo, entitled "An Act to amend Section 814, Chapter 59, of the Civil Laws."

H. B. No. 20, by Mr. Paele, entitled "An Act to amend Sections 872 and 873 of the Penal Laws of 1897."

H. B. No. 21, by Mr. Hihio, entitled "An Act to provide that only American citizens and qualified voters of the Territory of Hawaii shall be employed in public works."

H. B. No. 22, by Mr. Hihio, entitled "An Act to provide that eight hours shall constitute a legal day's work, either mechanical or industrial.”

H. B. No. 27, by Mr. Dickey, entitled "An Act to abolish personal taxes."

BILLS ON FIRST READING.

Under a 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. 30, by Mr. Dickey, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 57 of the Penal Code of 1869, entitled 'An Act to miti

gate the evils and diseases arising from prostitution,' by adding a new section thereto."

BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER
MATTERS FROM THE SENATE.

On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Rules were again suspended to permit the following communication from the Honorable Senate to be read:

First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Hawaii,
Senate Chamber, Capitol Building,
Eleventh Day, March 6th, 1901.

To the Honorable Speaker

and House of Representatives:

I have the honor to advise you that House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, relating to Committee to investigate the Tax Law of this Territory, was this day passed by the Senate, and referred to its Committee on Ways and Means, consisting of Senators D. Kanuha, G. R. Carter and S. E. Kaiue, and of Senator Paris to act with such Committee.

I have the honor to be,

Very respectfully,

EDGAR CAYPLESS,

Clerk of the Senate.

Approved:

BILLS ON FIRST READING..

Under a renewed 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. 31, by Mr. Kumalae, entitled "An Act to provide for and regulate the sending of youths to the Mainland or abroad

to be educated."

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

S. MEHEULA,

JOSEPH A. AKINA,

Speaker.

Clerk.

TWELFTH DAY.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 7th, 1901.

The House came to order at 10:03 o'clock a. m., pursuant to

adjournment.

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

Roll Call:

Present---Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Dickey, Emmeluth, Ewaliko, Gilfillan, Haaheo, Hihio, Hoogs, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kaniho, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Keliikoa, Kumalae, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Prendergast, Puuki, Robertson and Mr. Speaker---29. Excused---Mr. Wilcox---1.

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

PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND COMMUNI

CATIONS.

The following Petition was presented:

Petition No. 7, by Mr. Paele, from a Committee of the Hawaiian Relief Society, praying for pecuniary aid. Referred to the Committee on Public Health and Education.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The following Report of Standing Committee was presented:

Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, to which was referred the communication of H. M. Dow, asking for reimbursement to the amount of $440.00 claimed to nave been overpaid into the Treasury, presented a Majority Report, recommending that the sum of $339.95 be inserted in the Appropriation Bill to reimburse Mr. H. M. Dow. On motion of Mr. Mossman, consideration of the report was postponed, to await a Minority Report to be presented by Mr. Hihio.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Notice was given of intention to introduce the following

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