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LEGISLATURE IN SESSION.
1.IVH1.Y 111:11 ti: in the si:nath
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ElGHTKKNTH DAY, MaHOU 12tH.
At the opening of tho Senate
this morning Senators Wilcox
nnd Schmidt wore tho absentees.
Sonnlor Lyman presented tho
credentials of Sonntor Moliiloin ns
Senator from Ilawaii.
On motion of Senator Brown
j tho certificates woro refoired to
liho Judiciary Committee.
j Minister Damon staled that tho
reason tho two months' salary was
' not paid to Dr. Kodgors as secre
tary of tho Lnbor Commission
was because tho Auditor-General
, refined to allow tho snmo owing
to a conllict in tho law.
A communication was recoived
from tho llousoofEepresontativcs
stating that tho bouato liul relat
ing to Homestead Leases had been
indefinitely postponed, also that
IIouso Bill No. 5 relating to tho
preservation of District Court re
cords had passed its final reading.
I Tho Miscellaneous Committee
1 to whom was referred the item in
j tho appropriation bill relating to
tho expenses of tho electric light
plant, reported as follows:
I "your Miscellaneous Commit-
too to which was referred tho item
of running expenses of tho Gov
ernment electric lights in tho ap
propriation bill, liavq not had
timo and have not thought it best
to take time to Bearch thoroughly
and systematically into tho mattor
as they would wish to do in viow
of its importance, on account of
tho delay it would causo to tho
passago of tho appropriation bill.
Any chango in tho presont systom
would bo n very important matter
and would tuko a considerable
amount of timo in committee for
gaining all information desired
and for discussion. Tho item in
question being tho only item in
tho appropriation bill under dis
cussion your coinmiltco has not
thought bust to mako any consid
"The matter has had earnest con
sideration and tho following fucts
aro taken from documents fur
nished by tho Minister of tho
Interior. Without burdening tho
members of tho Senate with nil
of tho details which have como to
our attontion, tho results
of tho investigation aro presented.
Tho proposed systom of light
ing tho streets und tho government
departments in tho various parts
of the city by tho Hawaiian Elec
tric Company would cost consid
erably over 200.00 por mouth
moro than tho presont systom and
would tuko tho water power in
J.11111U11U vawoy ironi ino control
of tho government. Your com
niittco feels that whatever may bo
tho ndvnntni'cs claimed for tho 1
(iroposcd system, tho government
is not in a condition at presont to
increase tho appropriation.
"Thero is appended to this report
a copy of the communication just
received from tho superintendent
of Public Works, which states that
shouldtho govornmont in tho fu
ture wish to turn over to tho Ha
waiian Electrio Company tho sup-
)iy ot powor lor tho lnoaiuloscont
ights now used, thoro is suiliuiuul
water puuor to ruriush a much
larger number of stroot lights,
which the superintendent of pub
lie works thinks are mueli needed.
Tho cost of the stioul lights tnkou
imioli llio larger part of tho up
propl'Iutioii, mid ut Homo mlditloi)
ill expeiiHo thin plan might Im
mlopUl in tho fitturo without
giving uii lliu uimtrul of tho
jirosont iilnut nml wider winiily.
"Kiellon M of Uiu Huwiun
Uw of IfeKia Iiiw lliu followlnu
uuwimjibi muWUvtit ll
Imnut' t hereby pruliibliad from
nhouating in any manner tho
ownership and control of tho gov
ornmont over tho govornmont
wator supply or powor produced
therefrom, or the govornmont
olectric light plant. '
"In view of tho necessity of
nmonding tho laws, if any change
bo madOj your committeo have
felt thnt it would not lie wicin to
undortako anything of tho kind nl
im AusHiun, ana inoreioro whs
would rccominond that tho item
pasB nt tho original amount of
"llcspecl fully submitted,
"AV. J. UoilNKll,
Tho letter of Mr. Eowoll which
accompanies tho report as follows:
"In ordor to make cloar ono
point which was not Bufliciontly
brought out in my report on the
Electrio Light system, I will
"If tho Cfovornmont should
abandon tho incandescent light
system and apply tho wholo water
powor nvailublo to lighting tho
strcots, it will bo prncticublo to
run 200 arc lights or about double
tho prosont number.
"Even in case of a dry season,
the water which it is possiblo to
store during moonlight nights
would probably enable us to keep
up tho full number of lights dur
ing dark nights.
"To mako this chango it would
bo necessary to provide each do
purtmoiit with means to pay for
its own lights, and also to provide
tho cost of lamps, who and poles
for as many additional lights us
should bo decided 011 at tho rate
of S125 per light. Sovonty-fivo
additional lights would require an
appropriation of bty'lOO. Tho run
ning expenses would bo covered
by tlie proM-nt appropriations."
Tho Judiciary Committeo re
ported favorably on tho credentials
of Sonntor Holstein, and on mo
tion tho report was unanimously
Senators Lyman and Kauhano
wero nppointed a committeo to in
terview tho Chief Justice and re
quest him to attend for tho pur
poso of swearing' in tho new mem
ber. a Sonntor Brown from tho Judi
ciary Committee asked for further
timo to consider tho bills relating
to appeals in suits for damages on
tho condemnation of land for
street purposes. Granted.
Senator Lyman from tho Com
mitteo on Passed Bills roported
that tho bill relating to laundries
and wuBhhousos had been pre
sented to tho President for his ap
proval. Tho committeo appeared with
tho Chiof Justico and Senator
Holstein was sworn in according
Thoro boing no business ou tho
ordor of tho day, Senate Bill No.
11, relating to Chinese immigra
tion, was taken up on tho second
reading and referred to tho Com
mitteo on Commerce and Agricul
ture Senator Baldwin moved to tuko
up tho report of tho Miscellaneous
Committeo on tho olectrio light
mutter. So ordered.
Senator Baldwin thought tho
mattor deserved looking into. Ho
understood tho presont systom of
lighting tho streets was very faul
ty, particularly in the summer
I timo. Ho was in favor of any
I thing that would give good lights
1 ond plenty of thorn.
lho Attorney Gonoral stated
that tho bettor plan would bo to
p-iss tho itoin us recommended by
tho committeo mid then if on in
vestigation a desirable contract
could bo mado with tho Electrio
Light Compnny a bill could bo
introduced for tho special pur-1
After further desultory dobato
ou tho matter tho rnport of tho
committee was adopted.
Tho bill for salaries and pay
rolls wan thou called up on its
final piiKKiie ami piissed by tho
"AlilUi U',,l,,l'li..llur. 111,,. I ..
limn, MoCniidlitHti, Norilinm, 1 1 or-.
nor, llrowu, Kmilmiiu, Baldwin
Hum JlDDlsinif, HoUlelny.
fefounUir lluukiiitf wlultwl lu rt-
uoimlilwr tli ituuj ul 9D4UU (up ilw
wilnry uf a gtrnvrnl nipriwr hut ,
I., THURSDAY, MARCH 12. 189G.
wai informed that ho was out of
Sirator Brown thereupon moved
to rceoitidor tho item and tho
Senator Hocking then moved to
reduce tho item of S5100 for tho
salary of a gonoral appraiser to
8 100!). This was a now olh'oo and
1111 entirely new appropriation,
but ho was cnnhlwl to ntato cm
what appeared to Ji;m it rc'in! lo
infoi tnaiinu Hint t'liidjiml tho
Executive was to import
a dear brother -from tho United
States who is out of a job. IIo
did not favor tho importutipn oF
iifw muiMiioro wero pinty oi 1 u. u
hero at homo. Ho had further
1 AI1 . FtHot ml Jt.l t. J.1.
ueon iniormeo mat wnon the now
man comes hero ho is to bo sent
to Jnpan to learn his trado. Ho
thought tho presont incumbent
did very well and should bo sup
ported instead of putting a speci
alist over him.
Senator Brown moved to striko
out tho entire item. Tho import
ation of a new man would not
pay. What was wanted hero wns
a man who was fnmilinr with tho
local trade and not n specialist
ill any particular class of
goods. A specialist might
might bo an expert on silk but
no good for anything elso. Ho
was not personally acquainted
with tho piesont incumbent, but
from what ho had heard ho was
hotter qualified than a stranger
could possibly be. It wns a now
expeimo of 5100 that could bo got
along without Tho ollico so far
had moro than paid for itsolf and
lie was satisfied to lot well enough
Senator Hocking accepted tho
amendment proposed by Senator
Minister Dninon said tho crea
tion of the new ollico was in tho
lino of tho go nho.id policy Adopt
ed by tho Government in tho
Custom Hon e, which produced
ono-third of tho total rovouuo of
the country. Every innovation in
this department boomed to meet
with opposition from merchants
and now thoro was opposition in
the Senate. Tho business of tho
Custom Houso must be pushed for
ward, not retrograded or allowed to
stand still, which was tho snmo
thing. Thoro must bo a good
man at tho head of tho appraiser's
department, and ho must bo
an export at tho business.
Thero wore ninny good mor
uhnuts hero nnd thoro wore n few
who woro not us good ns they
ought to bo. Theso lnttor must bo
met at lho appraisor's desk. Tho
rovonues must bo increased and it
was proposed to increase thorn by
increased eflicionoy in tho ap
praiser's ollico. It was not tho
11101 chant who roally paid tho tax
but tho consumer.
Tho Attornoy-Goneral support
ed Minister Damon and said that
tho Senators had nothing whutovor
to do with who was appointed to
fill tho new office, whether ho was
brought from abroad or not mado
110 difference to tho Sonnto. In
questioning tho Executive on this
nmttor tho Sonnto wns interfering
with ono of tho prerogatives of
Several Sonntors took pnrt in n
wnrm debate which followed, but
tho motion was lost by a vote of G
to 1, three Sonntors notuiting.
Suiiitor Hocking then moved to
reduce the nmount of the salary
from 85100 to ylOOO, which was
The bill thou finally passod the
third reading and at 11:55 U13
Senate adjourned for tho day.
HOUSE Or llUJ'nEsl'.NTATIVES.
EiuuTKExm Day, Maiioh
All tho mumbors woro present
when Speaker Nuono called tho
Houso to ordor nt 10 o'clock, ex
cepting Itep. Knoo who has loave
Minister Cooper naked lonvo to
withdraw his answers on immi
gration presented yoHtoiduy, niid
he would present a full report
fruin nil ilujmrtmonU concerned
un Friday. Oninlwl.
Tliu Huimttt uotUiwl tlio Iluiwo
of ftw flunl ptiWHua of tlm Iloua
bill to ttulhorU 111 MiuMiirof
tlm interior to mi a wrtftiu
om at Umi-
Bop. Eichnrds reported from
tho iinnnco committeo on tho
Auditor General's protest, with a
motion which ho mado according
ly to refer tho matter to tho Joint
Judiciary Committeo. Adopted.
Bop. llobertson presented a
report from tho Judiciary Com
mitteo on a pptifion for reduction
of stall rents in tho public market,
and that the sale of fish at other
p.m'fH (ban the market ho prohi
bited. , They find that tho rentals
aro bitt littV higlwr than w&io
charged in "the old ''fish mnrJfGTt,
nnd that tho law gives the Minis
torjof thf Interior power to fix tho
j. i" .M.-o. ..nut tlie law oivrs
the Boaid oMleiilth authority to
t -.1.1 P I
mnlco roL'iilntions for tlio snlo of
i fish; und, unless tho law be cluing
1 ed, thoro is nothing for tho IIouso
to act upon. Therefore, thoy ro
1 commend that tho petition bo
I laid on tho table to bo considered
I with any bill on tho subject.
I Bep. Hulualani presented n
1 resolution that tho Secretary mid
t Interpreter of the IIouso bo oach
paid 810, and tho Sorgcnnfcnt-
Arms 85 n day.
Hep. Knmauoha did not soo
1 why this Houso should bo guided
by tho prnctico of tho Senate in
tho payment of its own ollicors.
Bep. Haluulaui had moved and
voted for 88 a day at tho special
sosion, because tho secretory wns
then now to his duties. Now,
howover, ho has tho udvnntngo of
somo experienco and ought to
havo ns much pay ns the corres
.ponding officer in tho Sonnto.
lbp. Mollrjdo wanted to know
why the resolution buid nothing
about tho pay of tho gentleman
who prayed for thorn every morn-
Jep. Kamauoha replied that
tho chaplti in's pay was by tho
session under tho rules.
I Bop. Bichurds thought this a
j poor timo to raise salaries. Nono
I of thorn had done too much for
thoir country. As yot tho sessions
had not exceeded two hours 11 day.
If thoy had all day sessions ho
would havo no objection to pay
ing tho higher rato proposed.
Bop. Bond movod thnt salaries
remain us thoy aro.
Rep. Winston moved to defer
tho question till tomorrow, so that
monibors might confer with each
Rop. Richards wanted tho mat
Rop. Kamauoha suggested that
sossions as Bhort as two hours
should bo called half a dny.
Rop. Richards said thoy would
bo whncking into tho Appropria
tion Bill shortly, and they could
not mnko reductions with good
gruco if they raised salaries in
Tho resolution was lost, 7 to 0,
on n standing vote.
Bep. Rycroft thought thoro was
110 necessity for Rop. Bond's mo
tion. In tho opinion of tho Attor
ney Gonoral tho oflicors held ovor
from the special session without a
now election except in case of a
vacancy, and tho salaries fixod ot
that sossion should stand unless
chaugod by resolution.
Rop. Knmauoha hold Rop.
Bond's motion out of ordor in its
not being in tho form of a resolu
tion. Tho motion wns reduced to writ
ing and carried.
Hop. Robertson introduced by
title his bill defining tho powers
of the Minister of Foreign Allaire
in military mattors. It wns ord
Minister King nunounoed tho
President's signing of tho wash
Tho report of tho Joint Com
mitlco on tho Great Seal wns
udopted on motion of Hop. Roh
ortxou, the umonded doidgn be
ing ordorod inserted in tho origi
Tho bill for iinproing the
streets of J lilo wiib referred to the
Ooiiimiltoo on lulornal Improve
nieiits. Tlio Houso bill authorizing lho
Minister of tho Interior to mako
n ooilaln oln of Ioiihom, having
bmn nmomlari by thoSoimta, came
up for BongiilMmion of Hip utituntl
muiiU. It ww referred, um mu.
OoHtlHUtlt Utt iih !(.,
Pkiok 5 Cents.
tt THE HIGHER COURTS.
LiuiiMiio ovi:k T111:
ni:t:iis ov rirrir.
Untliio InlliK'iiro Allox-'U .floroTln.n
:i-n ln llm Npri'cliul. I'll-
W. li. Cnstle, irttoruey for plniii-.
tiir, has filed notico thnt ho will
move for trial of A. M. Knlmna
nui vt. X. V. Ash ford on Monday
Jn tho enso of Rudolph Sprecl:
ols vs. Paauhau Plantation Co.,
Judgo Cnrtor this morning grant
ed defendant's motion for moro
timo to nnswor. Until "Wednes
day, 18th inst., was given. Ilart
woll, Thurston tfc Stanley for
plaintiff; Kinnoy for dofendnnt.
Judgo Cnrtor has granted tho
potition of Emmnline Mngoon nnd
fourteen others, to havo J-'. B. Me
Stockor nppointed us next friend
of four Afong minors and of Mary
Afong, a weak-minded person, tor
the purpose of prosecuting 11 suit
of jiotitioners against Julia C.
Afong, Maria K. Jluinphreys neo
Afong and A. S. Humphreys. Tho
suit in question is a bill in equity
for an accounting and for tho ap
pointment of a recoivor and trus
tee. Thoio aro twelvo pages of
typewriting in the comphiiut,
whilo tho exhibits take about as
much moro space
An intorlocutory injunction has
boon signed by Judgo Carter, for
bidding tho defendants to soil or
alienate any of the property cov
ei ed by two deeds of trust execut
ed by Chun Afong, husband of
tho first-named defendant, his
wife and J. A. Mngoon und W. F.
Allen, successively trustees.whore
by Chun Afong, boforo his do
pnrturo for Chinn n few yeurs ngo,
sot apart 8200,000 of 'Popcekoo
Plantution stock, to furniuli fmm
its incomo nnd increase tho menus
of support, education, etc., to his
wife und thoir children.
Tho complaint nlleges thnt for
somo yeurs pnst, ns tho older
members of the family married
oil", Maria K. Humphreys obtain
ed unduo nscondaney and control
ovor hor mother, so that tho man
agement of tho trust incomo be
come virtually under hor oxclu
sjvo exorcise, nnd upon hor
whim nnd caprice tho mother's
favor townrd tho other childron
chiolly doponded. It is ns
sorted thnt tho incronso from tlio
trust had rcaohod 810,000 or 850,
000, und an accounting therofor is
prayed for in justico to tho child
ren now entitled to its benefits and
thoso having legal expectancy
from tho distribution to take place
in tho future under tho conditions
of tho trust.
It is nllogod that tho dofondant
Humphreys, siuco his nmrriago
last January to tho defen
dant Maria K. Humphroys, has
Bhared with his wife in tlio con
trol complained of, and thnt by
his inlluonco ho litis procured n
gift of8S0U0 of Ewn Plantation
stock, also, in tho belief of peti
tioners, of other valuublo property
of tho trust; moreover, hns obtain
ed large amounts for houso furn
ishing, olc, such as nono ot tho
other married mombors of tlio
family ovor recoived.
Mr. Romig's discourso on "Our
Guardian Angols" lust night wns
u surpriso oven to biblo studonts
in tho quantity of evidence shown
to support tho doctrine of tho po
tent interest ot colestinl spirits in
tho lives of those who uro suscop
tiblo to thoir influence. I la show
ed by abundant scriptural quota
tions tho prominent part taken by
angels in human all'airs, both in
tho Old nnd New Testament dis
pensations, and their Mmmiiiigly
unlimitwl jHiwor over both tho
uninmta hiuI innniniHli worlds.
Tht monthly tHH)il ef Uii Uai
traiUitlaii qlmroh litg 1jIw Id
tti jitrlew this trnf .