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Vol. 1. No. 254.
HONOLULU, H. I., TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1896.
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LEGISLATURE IN SESSION
IMrOIlTANT N r ATHM rNT I'ROM IWIN.
ISTKIt DAMON ON vim:s.
The Approprlntlon DIM from Current
nccclltt lnHca tho Third Mending
in tlK-Renntr- Ilnrmo Note.
Twenty-Fwst Day, Maiicii IGtii.
HOUSIJOK ltEI'UESENTATIVES: ITco
TEIIDAY AlTEUNOON's SESSION.
Tho afternoon session of tho
Houso of Representatives ycBtor
day wns dovoted lo consideration
of items in tho Attorney-General
department and Public Lauds
Commission on the second read
ing of tho appropriation bill for
salaries and pay rolls.
The item of $40,000 for pay of
police on Hawaii wa3 roforred to
tho Committeo on Finance. Tho
item of 831,000 for pay of polico
on Maui mot with the snino fulo.
The item of $140,000 for pay of
police on Oahu brought out a pro
test from Rep. Richards, who
showed from memoranda that tho
cost of maintaining tho polico and
military on Oahu ninounted to
$398,300, which was entirely too
Minister Cooper said tho mem
ber had mndo a mistnko in tho
figures of his departmont. Thoy
woro 867,000, not $96,000:
Tho itom was finally roforrod to
tho Finance Committeo for in
Tho item of $55,000, pay of
jailors, guards and limns of pris
ons, was doomed a propor one
for tho Financo Committeo to
scrutinize and it was referred to
All tho other items in the Attorney-General's
passed as in tho Sonata bill, al
though tho Attorney-General was
kopt busy answering questions
and making explanations.
Tho wholo of tho items for tho
Department of Public Instruction
Avoro referred to tho Committeo of
Educntion for investigation.
Tho items for tho Public Land
Commission woro all roforred to
tho Committeo on Public Lands.
Spenkor Nnono appointed tho
spocial committee of three on tho
Custom House and Postal Depart
mont, viz: Eeps. Kuco, Richards
Twenty-Second Day, M aiioii 17th.
After tho usual preliminaries
tho clork read a communication
from tho Houbo stating that tho
Joint Resolution on tho Groat
Seal had passed, also that tho
Houbo concurred in tho Sonato
Joint Resolution relating to tho
deficiency in tho Marshal's office..
Sonator Brown presented a pe
tition from a number of lawyers
and others requesting changes in
tho law regarding tho course of
procedure in suits to determine tho
ownership of wator and water
rights. Referred to the Judiciary
Sonator Rico presented n peti
tion from fifty residents of Maui
asking for an appropriation of
$5000 for oponiug up a now road
on that island. Roforrod to the
Committeo On Publio Lands.
Tho samo Senator, also presont
fed ii TioVitifan from tweutv-iivo
lhnwiiinns, asking that cdnBidoraVuP'
tion of tho Opium Uill ho liulou-
nitoly postponed. Roforred to
tho special Committeo on tho
Sonator Brown gave uotico of
hiu intention to intioduco an Act
authorizing tho Minister of tho
Interior to grant liuonbos fortho
manufacture of alcohol from pine
apples or othor fruit.
Sonator Brown also gave uotico
of intention to introduce an act to
amond boction 50 of chapter 57
of tho session Laws of 1892, on
titled "An Act to Reorganize tho
Hounlor MuOuiuMqhh propound'
ml thn following (jiuwtioii to Uio
MliiUim' of Kiimnuii: "Doiw tlm
nny tariff iiKwrniru lliwl will In
crease the duty on California
winoBj or tho duty on any other
American articlu not freo by
Minister Damon said ho was
able to answer the question on the
spot IIo said: Tho Exocutivo
Council havo not tho slightest in
tention at tho prosont time nor do
they intend to mako any change
whatever in tho tariff or duties on
any wines, especially Uiobo im
ported from California, or on any
goods imported from tho United
States. The situation of this
country with regard to tho United
States is so important that any
thing tending to creato opposition
from California would bo virtual
ly political Btiicido on tho part of
those ndvocahne it. As
as he lnmsolf was
concornod, if tho rovontios of tho
country would permit ho would
bo in favor of granting a robato
on Hio duties collected on pure
California wines not containing
moro than 18 por cent, of alcohol.
Ho believed it would bo good
policy Uj do this and ho would
advocate it in tho interests of tem
poranco aside from politics. Ho
was firmly convinced that any
thing that would, tend to tho in
creased consumption of purer and
bottor wines such as those import
ed from California to tho exclu
sion of tho moro detrimental class
was a stop in tho direction of truo
Sonator Rico asked tho follow
ing questions of tho Minister of
Financo: Havo any contracts
been entered into by tho steam
ship lines under tho Act provided
for that purpose? And what is tho
vpresont status in tho lespect of
tho foreign mail sorvico?
M'iuibtor Damon said ho could
answer that question also. Tho
Act passed at tho special session
gave tho government tho right to
givo to steamship companies freo
wharfage, storage for coals and
romit port dues and harbor mas
ter's chames in consideration of
. tho freo carriage of mails. So fur tho
Oanaaiuu-Australian lino had been
tho only otjp,to avail themselves
of tho net. Tho Pacific Mail Con
pauy had said they woro not pre
pared to outor into any contract
but they ma'do no charge for cur
rying tho mails. That company
paid its wharf duos and horbor
mabtor's charges but was not
charged any rout for coal storage.
Tho Oceanic Company had re
fused to outer into any contract
for carrying tho mails. Tho sub
sidy heretofore granted that com
pany had expired last July, since
when tho Company had beon car
rying tho mnils but had rofused
to pay for wharfage, water, hos
pital tax or Custom Houso duos.
IIo would bo glad to oxpluin tho
matter moro fully to n Sonato
Committee and show the full cor
respondence with tho steamship
company on this matter, which
was still under tho consideration
of tho Executive. Tho Postal
Department was keeping an ac
curate account of all inailB car
riod by tho Oceanic company.
Senator McCandless suggested
a roforouco of tho wholo matter to
tho Committeo on Commerce and
it was so ordered.
Senator Lyman gave notice of a
bill for tho relief of tho Hilo Li
brary uud Reading Room Associ
ation. Sonator Rico from tho Printing
Committee reported tho bill for
appropriations from current re
ceipts ab revised and roady for
tho third reading,
f" Miiiifltor Cooper presented bills
againSt tho Legislature, amount
mg to tho sum of $107.95, which
had como through his depaitmont.
Referred to tho Committeo on
Thoro being nothing on tho ro
gular order of tho day, tho Appro
priation Bill from Curiout Re
ceipts was talcon up on tho third
There woro no changos nindo in
tho items but two additional ones
Sonator Lyman moved that tho
item for tho llilo AVntur Works lm
inorousod from SHOD to SfifiOQ,
This was an (mlublibhod iiirititu.
lion, yiolding n rnvttimo lo lliu
Clovuniiiiuiit. It would bu u nuw
Mpiimiii'liilion but only iinrrvlnu
out Hit IfiOQO vuUal Hi Hi Njwlftl
session, of which nothing had beon
Mm tttur Kiug oxplaincd that
tho now Loan Act contained a
provision for a $5000 appropria
tion Eor tho Hilo "Wafer Works.
Sonator Lyman insisted that it
properly belonged in tho present
bill, but on n voto his motion was
Minister Cooper succeeded by a
voto of 8 lo 5 in getting an item or
S1433.38 allowed for the p,ij muut
of an old claim aguinst tho Mon
archy. Tho bill wus for furnishing
a numbor of erand crosses and
other insignia of tho order of tho
Sons of Persia, which had boon
brdored by Liliuokulani's cham
borlaiu in 1890 and 1891 from tho
firm of Krotly & Co. of Paris.
"While not strictly a government
obligation tho Executivo had
agreed to pay it rather than suffer
the imputation of repudiating any
claims incurred by tho monarchy.
Sonator Brown objectod to tho
payment of tho bill, on tho ground
that undor tho monnrchy tho
parties receiving these jowols wero
always asEossed for thoir value,
but ho was outvoted.
Sonator Lyman tried hard to get
on item inserted of $5500 for
lighting tho stroots of Hilo with
electricity. Ho explained that tho
amount would supply 20 lights nt
$3 per month besides tho first cost
of poles cud wires.
Senator McCnndloss thought
$2000 wns enough for a commonco
mout and moved to amond to thut
fifjuro and tho Senators agreed
Senator McCandless nskedibo-
foro finally voting on tho bilflfor
some expression from tho Exccu
tivo regarding tho Audit Act. If
tho Aet passed it would transfer
tho bookkeeping from all tho de
partments to tho Auditor's office
and this would necessitate a re
vision of tho appropriation bills.
Ho would liko to hear from somo
of tho Ministors on tho subject.
Minister Damon said tho Audit
Ait was u. Aory important docu
ment and it was receiving tho
.earnest consideration of tho Exo
'cutivo. Tim nystom of nuditiug
proposed under tho bill was so
radical and made such vast
changes in tho present sys
tem that at present tho Execu
tivo had decided not to push it nt
tho prosont session but rather to
bo guided by it for tho next two
years and thon mako it a law. Tho
radical changes proposed could
not bo ontored into violently and
at once without a gonornl demora
lization of tho dopartments. IIo
thought tho Bafost courso was to
go Blow in tho matter. Ho would
say, howovor, that fho Executivo
had decided to recommend nn
amendment to tho prosont Act
which would bo a great convo-
and benefit to tho public.
this amondmont a mor-
or anyone olso having a
against tho government
could bring his bill to tho propor
department and havo it allowed
and on tho samo day it could
bo passed on by tho Auditor-General,
who would give him a certi
ficate tcthat effect in the shapo of
a draft on tho Minister of Fi
nanco. Whon tho Minister would
pay this draft was a matter which
would depond on tho particular
appropriation on which it was
drawn, hut tho merchant would
have his claim in such shnpo ns
to bo eanily negotiable. His
claim would bo allowed tho day it
waa presented ana no wouia re
ceive a draft which lie could sell
nt nv slight discount if ho
wus pushed for nionoy.
TlrJj would bo a big improvomont
over tho piosont sybtom and ho
thought that was about as far as
the Executivo was proparod to go
at fho prosont lime. Tho provi
sions of tho Audit Act turned over
ho miuh work to tho auditor's of
fico that tho present sysluin of do
partmoutnl bookkeeping would
bo completely revolutionized,
which was farthor than the gov
ernment felt it ought to go.
Senator Hooking thought tho
Audit Act could not bo put iu
force loo quickly, induing from re
(unit onwriowum iu tliu hiioklituqr
un of. iiiiiiu of tho tloimitmonU.
The bill llitfii ihummkI iu third
lowtluu uy u uiiHii luuim vom,
jDllll ViWHIIUQII DH DIM
groat and dopartmontal soals was
then taken up.
Minister Dntnon objected totho
Phconix on tho Beat, and said it
looked too much liko aLayson
Othor mombors criticised tho
seals and action waB deferred un
At 11:30 tho Sonato adjourned.
Twenty-Second Day, Maiicii 17th.
HOUSE OF llEPllEbENTATlVES.
Mimstor Smith introduced a
bill, given notice oE by tho Min
ister ot tho Interior, to incroaso
tho width 6f certain streets in Ho
nolulu. He also gavo uotico of a
bill "to consolidate and amend tho
law relating to tho vending of
goods, waros and merchandise
within tho Hawaiian Kingdom"
that's the word in his written
Rod. Robortson introduced his
bill to permit the importation of
kerosono oil for f uol and mechan
Rep. Hanunn preferred tho fol
lowing questions to tho Attornoy
"1. How mnny policomeii aro
thoro in each of tho judicial dis
ti icls of Maui ?
"2. "What is tho monthly salary
of each ?"
The Registration bill wns
brought up on second reading.
Mr. Robertson supported and
explained tho bill. It would not
work serious inconvoniouco to
peoplo who wero law-abiding, and
it did not apply to tourists or
tranbiont residents of less than
three months. Tho sunorvision
of registration would bo in tho
hands of tho Board of Registra
tion, under it boing tho tax asses
sors of tho different districts. All
chauges would bo duly transmitted
to headquarters, so that thoro
would bo a check on tho wholo
registration bore in Honolulu.
Minister Smitlu romarked that
when the registration bill was in
troduced at tho Bossion of 1892,
objections woro Btrongly urged
that tho moasuro trenched on
Anglo-Saxon-liberty, that its oper
ation would bo obnoxious and
irksome, otc To theso objections
it was roplied that thoro woro
different systems of registration
nlready in vogue. Boforo one
could voto ho had to bo registered.
"Wlion wo wero taxed wo were re
gistered again. Thoro was a nec-
'ossity for tho law thon, which wns
it anything stronger now. It
would bo valuablo iu tho collec
tion of taxos, tho detection of
crimo nnd tho control of labor im
migrants. There was great diffi
culty in keeping tho run of tho
Chinese who camo hero to work
on plantations. Somo of that class
was needed iu tho country, and it
was important that thoy should
bo controlled. As tho provious
spenkor had said, it would bo well
to givo tho system a trial.
Rep. Hanunn had not had an
opportunity to read tho bill, but
ho Baw tho force of tho argument
regnrding tho control of tho Chi
nese If it effected this object,
provonting Chinamon from pass
ing under a half dozen different
names or Japanese oithor ho
would support tho bill. Ho mov
ed that Section I of tho bill pnss.
Rop. Richards, on tho second
section being read, said tho coin-
, mitleo had recommended certain
cunrgeu, ami nu muvuu una iuo .
report of tho committeo bo adopt
ed. Rep. Robertson said tho mom-1
bor wns under n misapprehension, j
This wns the only bill boforo tho j
Houbo, tho substitute bill submit
ted by tho joint committeo ap
pointed luut session.
Hop. Richards answored that Jio '
know tho chnnjcp, whatever thoy
wore, improved tho bill, ami if
they woro now in tho bill ho was
Tho Boclion passed.
Minister Siuilh called attention
lo u ulorical blunder iu Section 8,
wliioh wiih uorrootod,
Hup. llohortftou dolm'tinl an
OllliSHioil I)f Ilinilll ill tllU NUIIIOHUO-
lioti nnd It wntt nyruml to lUfor
noimlilBinlinii of tha sm'tlun. Tim
mm luimbur ihovmI wu ituiiid'
Ministor Smith thought tho
clnuso in question would not bo
rolovnnt if tho passport law should
bo ropoaled, but nfterjurthnr dia
logue with tho moyeriho withdrew
tho objection, saying that if tho
passport law woro repealed this
matter of surrendering ouo's cer
tificate boforo receiving a pnBsport
out of tho country could be thou
Tho (unondiiioid carried and
with other verbal changes tho
Rop. Bond, on tho 12th section,
asked if it was a propor condition
that overy person should bo re
quired to produce his certificate
on domaiid by any legistration,
police or judicial oflicor. A man
might not nlwnya havo his ceitifi
cato about him.
Rop. Roborteon roplied that tho
law hod to bo mado strict to pre
vent its evasion by certain classes.
Thoro aro numbers of instances
in our laws whoro n man has to
produce his tax receipt, yet fow of
us fool tho necessity of carrying
our tux receipts always in our
.Minister Smith dofonded the
provision in similar tenor.
Rop. Winston behoved that, if
thoy oliminated that provisiou,tho
bill would bo entirely useless,
thoroforo lio moved tho section
Rop. Hnmuin thought this sec
tion would necessitate a man's
carrying his certificate always on
his person. It was tho samo way
with tax receipts. Two clorgy
mon who wore about taking n
steamer on Maui woro stopped by
a policomau, who demanded fivo
dollars taxes from them before
thoy could go up to Honolulu. ,
Ministor Smith replied that, it
tho xirovious spenkor was correctly
informed, tho iucidont ho had re
lated was an abuse oE tho tax law.
Yot such wns not a common oc
currence, and for an occasional
abuse tho law wns not ropealod.
Rop. Hanunn would bo satisfied
if a provision woro inserted to lay
a poimlty upon any official com
mitting abuses of tho law.
Ministor Smith snid such a pro
vision would bo superfluous, us
ovory official was answerable un-,
dor tho law for abuses of author
ity. With a verbal amendment pro
posed by Ministor Cooper tho sec
Minister Cooper indicated a
defect in Section 13, which pro
vide for tho issuo of a duplicate
cortificnto to roplaco one lost.
Rop. Ryoroft was afraid of
hardship from this section. If n
mnn registered in Honolulu nnd
going to Maui should lose his cer
tificate on tho wuy, would ho have
to bo detained nt his destination
until ho could receive ovidenco of
his idontity from Honolulu?
Minister Cooper in roply spoke
of tho desirability of provonting
such trading in certificates as was
known to take placo in tax re
ceipts. Ministor Smith said thoro was
difficulty both ways. A Chinamnu
named Ah Sam might send up to
Honolulu for n duplicnte certifi
cate, but thoro are a do.on Ah
Sams registered thoro. Ho
thought somo of tho details should
bo loft to regulations of tho Min
istor of tho lutorior which would
havo tho forco of law.
Rop. Robortson thought tho
duplicnto should have the same
' numbor ns the original.
, Ministor Cooper moved an
nmondment that the duplicnto
havo tho number of the original
ncross it- fnco. Cnrriod.
Ministor Smith moved an
nmondmout to require tljat tho
sworn stalomout of loss of cortifi
cnto should ho in writing.
Rop. Winston asked if oIlioiiilH
could distinguish tho uhiirnclera
botweon two Chinese signatures.
Ministor Smith answored thut
tho object wus to bo sure of what
tho jiorson swore to, for use iu
possible proHooutions for porjury,
Hop, llanuun snid Hint whon
thoy liognu on tho bill thoy woro
bright, but now tho iiiuiiibors
Hoomad to bo growing dull, To
brighten up ilnilr fiumltloH thoy
uiigiit In Imvn vml nnd lufnisli.
moiili tuerwfuio li iimyutl tor u
rtM until jad, (liuiiuljlor.)
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