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; Tuesday, April 10.
Tho Council of State met yesterday
.t 3 p. m. There wcro prtsent Presi
dent Dolo and Ministers Mott-Smlth,
0amon and Young; Councillors Rob
ertson, isenberg, Jones, Ka-no, Gon
salves, Allen, Kaulukou, 1 lotto, Nott,
After tho readlUR of tl.'j minutes
IscnborK stated that Councillor Gnr
had asked to bo excused toe week
as ho was going Into the country.
Mr. Jones reported for tho committee
on totals of Hill No. 2 that certain
omissions had been malo which the.
committee had corrected mid since tho
amended bill had been published an
other omission of $5,000 had been dis
covered which must be luscrted.
Mr. Itoblnson reported on behalf of
'to committee on Judlcla-y nutl Attci
ey General's department rccommenJ-
tag that section 3 of Act 2 should mac
it lawful for tho Mlnlstsr of Fluanco
to make payments until December 31,
1501; providing that the Minister may
continue to make paymeuts until
March 31, 1902, In al cascn where
contracts have been made. The report
was laid on tho table to h? ct nsldered
with tho bill.
A communication Horn Mr. Aclil was
read by tho secretary relating to tho
Court of Claims, which warf postponed
antil Mr. Achl was present.
Section 2 Act 2 was pasjed as In the
till. Section 3 of tho amo Act was
read by tho secretary as amended.
Mr. Robertson said tho amendments
covered all tho points referred to by
Mr. Gear. lie explained tho ruling of
tho Attorney General as to Hems of
running expenses not being rc-cnactcd.
Some discrepancy had been raised by
the auditor which included the ques
tion of certain pro rata pnyincnta. Tho
Attorney General, however, did not
agrco with tho Auditor. TJiC lullng of
the Attorney General leaves appropria
tions for a year and n half to pay for
two years' work.
Tho Bectlon was passed r.u amended
by the committee.
Section 4 Act 2 was p.is3ed with a
slight amendment and 3cc;on 5 pass
ed as In tho bill. Section 0 was amend
d to read upon approval by tho
President of tho Unltqd States.
Section 1 Act 2 was amended to
read, In accordance with the icport of
the committee, $1,334,213.00 Instead of
,325,957. Tho title, enacting clauso
-and section was then rca I and pussef.
Mr. Allen then moved the further
wading of Act 4 at line 28
Mr. Isenberg said that beforo taking
op the question of filtration he wished
to say ho had had an 'ntervlew with
tho Hoard of Health and that body
considered tho question eo important
that Dr. Yood was willing to explain
to tho Council of Stato tho necessities
-for the new filtration plant.
Mr. Robertson thought thero would
ho no need of Dr. Wood explaining the
matter until thero was water to filter.
Mr. Kennedy entered a protest for
thoso living In tho elevated districts of
Honolulu and concluded by saying that
it tHe Council of Stato lid not provldo
rto payers In the near future tho poo
jile would he forced to movo for their
Mr. Jones said ho had learned on
tho streets that water was to bo pump
Ad from Kallhl. Would tho Minister of
Minister Young said water could ba
irom pumping at Kallhl, but his opin
ion was that to meet immediate wants
high pressure pump should bo put
in at the station on Heretnnla and
Alapal streets. A filtration plant
should also bo put In as thero would
ho need therefor as coon as It rains.
A reservoir was also needed In Nuu
anau valley; but this could come later
as the reservoir would be used at. a bal
ance wheel to the pumps..
Mr. Robertson raised i uuestion of
tho purity of artesian and valley water.
Minister Young replied that ho had not
learned of Impurities In deep well wa
ter other than mineral.
Mr. Jones mado n few rcmaiks very
much to the point In favor of tho Im
mediate construction of a reservoir; ho
hcllcved In filtration also, but now af
ter considering nil tho arguments ho
should voto Hi st and Inat for a new
Mr. iBcnberg moved that $160,000 bo
Inserted for new reservoir and pfro
In Nuiianu vulley. Mr. Robertson
moved that a now Item cuvcrlng tho
amount bo Inserted. 1'ho latter mo
Mr. Jones requested that Dr. Wood
bo Invited to bo present at today's
meeting of tho Council of rilato nt 3:. 50
o'clock when tho Item for tilttnliun
would bo taken up. So ordered and
Mr. Isenberg appointed a ooinmlttco
to uotlfy him.
Tho item of $30,000 for extra plpo
for water workB of Honolulu wns In
creased to $120,000 and passed. Tho
Item of seventy-live hydrants nt JJ.000
for Honolulu was passed ut 150 'iy-
drants at $C,000 and the uppioprlatlon
for HIlo water works was raised from
$8,000 to $20,000 and passed.
Walluku water works appropriation
was raised from $1C,000 -o $20,000 and
passed; I.ahalna water worjes was In-
creased to $20,000 and an Item wns '.::
sertcd for water works, Jull and court
house at Nnwlllwlll of $800. On motion
of Mr. Jones tho subsidy of $(.3,000 for
tho Oahu railway was .lso passed.
An Item for tho endowment of n hos
pital for Incurables was explained upon
n question nsked by Mr. Hobfrtson to
bo n Government donation of $25,000 to
eucli an Institution. Minister Young
said in this connection that the matter
of nn endowment was aow being con
sidered which would probably be plai e
cd at $200,000. He believed that cer
tain conditions should bo added to
tho endowment fund proposition whlrh
would bo explained hemfiT. .
Tho question of $5,000 for apparatus
on the flro tug wns voted down after
discussion and tho item was passed f.t
the larger amount in. tho bill. Mlnln
ter Damon said that In .'tinning tho old
tug boat there had been net protlt of
$13,000 to tho Govcrnmint for the pe
riod. Other Items were dofeirod until to
day and several sections were referred
to tho Judiciary committoo. Tho Hem
for $6,000 for Inspectors of plumbing
was after discussion referred to tho
commlttco of tho Interior department.
Mr. Hoblnson nsked for more time
to icport upon tho nppropilatlon for
the Itoyal school of $75,000. Granted..
The Item of $1,200 for a purchasing
agent of tho Hoard of Health was
token up. Mr. Achl said no tendem
wero mado for goods furnished tho
storo at tho leper settlement.
Minister Damon said ho believed tho
tlmo had come to plaso tho Hoard of
Health In closer touch with tho In
terior department. This had been ac
complished In tho department of edu
cation and the method hud proved u
success. He did not blamo tho Hoard
of Health for anything done so tar,
but thought that tho precedent of a
government within a government was
a bad ono.
Mr. Robertson moved to btrlko out
tho Item for n purchasing agent, as un
necessary and his motion was seconded
by Mr. Jones who believed tho auditor
would be sufficient chock on future
Tho motion carried and tho "ouncl!
adjourned nt 5:15 o'clock.
Wednesday, April 11.
The stormiest hour In legislative cir
cles since Gibson's tlmo occurred dur
ing the sitting of tho Council of Slate
yesterday when tho Achl resolution on
the Court of Claims was brought up.
The original resolution reads:
Resolved, That It Is tho sense of the
Council of State that tho Executlvo
Order of tho President published In re
gard to tho Court of Claims is unfair
and unjust and mtu; be rhnugsd..
W. O. AC I II.
Councilor of State.
Honolulu, April, 1. 1)30.
Tho resolution ns amended by .Mr.
Ilolte which come up for further dlscus
hIou this afternoon is ns follows:
Resolved, That U Is tho senso of the
Council of Stato that tho Hawaiian
Government should pay all just claims
for losses caused by tho netlon taken
by tho Boaid of Health In connection
Willi tno suppiessiou or mo imoomc
plague; that Is, losses raused by tho
burning of houses, furniture and goods
by direct order of the Hoard of Health,
as well na losses caused by tho acci
dental spread of fire of January 20,
1900, and losses caused by tho fencing
up of land on which houses have been
burned Further, that tho Council of
State most earnestly advise the Execu
tive Council to nppolnt n new Court
of Claims of flvo members, at lnst
threo of whom shnll bo business men.
Tho President and Ministers nud
Councillors Isenberg, Km1, Allen, Achl,
Jones, Doltc, Kaulukou1, Gonsalvcs, Ka
ne, Robinson and Kennedy were pres
ent at roll call.
Minister Ypunf state! that tho Hoard
of Health requested that ar. Item of
$10,000 for a new morgue, to be erected
near the pest house, be Incited in the
appropriation bill. Tho item wns re
ferred to tho committee of Interior..
Mr. Allen reported from thy commlt
tco of Interior on tho Item of Inspec
tors of plumbing. Tho commit tea con
sidered Inspectors necessary, and cited
that In nil Mainland cities of tho slzo
of Honolulu they were employed. It
was, therefore, recommended that tho
item 'of $0,000 therefor bo Inserted.
Mr. Robinson reported for tho Com
mlttco on Public Instruction that tho
Royal school should be reconstructed
and Improved, ns It was now danger
ous. A three-story building was ro
commended to hold 50 per cent more
pupils than at present, and to contnln
high, training and dny uchool depart
ments, tho now structure to cost $75,
000. Tho report was laid on tho tnblo
to bo considered with the bill.
Tho Achl resolution cnino up whllo
Dr. Wood wns preparing his notes on
the filtration question.
Mr. Kaulukou moved tho resolution
Mr. Holto said ho would not support
tho resolution us It was. It was best
to talk tho matter over. Ho then went
Into the history of tho Couit of Clalnw ,
and concluded that In right and Justice
tho claims must bo paid. Ho favored
tho view tnken by President McKlnley,
but could not support .'hut of tho Ex
ecutive; ho did not bellevo President
McKlnley would endorse their view.
Business men would adjudlcnto tho i
claims quicker than lawyort as their
knowledge was greater and they wero
In closer touch with the people Ho
then went over tho hlstoiy of the (Ire.
Many hnd lost all, some only their
clothes, mid it was contrary to common
sense not to pay all nllKc. Ho then
cited tho claims arising during the
cholera epidemic and held the plaguo
claims wcro of the samo nature. Ho
differed on principle from the Attorney
General and tho executive, bollovlns
'nil claims should bo paid, that business
, men should bo represented on tho
Court and that tho Executive should
romply with tho wishes of the majority
and under constitutional lulcs appoint
a new Court of Claims at once,
Mr. Kn-ne said tho Intention of tho
resolution wns to amend tho Executive
Order. Tho matter he 'bought should
bo referred to a committee of three to
determine- upon a new Couit of Claims
Mr. Jones said ho was not wholly in
sympathy with tho -esolution and
would like to seo It toned down. Tho
wholo community, however, wero In
favor of tho principle and ho entirely
agreed with Mr. Hnlto'd remarks.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of merchandise had been de
stroyed and, If tho Government had
acted legally. It must be paid for,
' Ho then referred to tho beginning
e,t me levuiuiiuii and tno overtluuw of
tho monarchy. '1 hu question of legal
ity of public action hnd then been nils
cd, but tho peoplo did not hcsltato;
they knew they wcro tight and set
astdo nil legal quibbles. Thero had
been those who hnd rcfjscu to stand
shoulder to shoulder with the backers
or the revolution. Ono of these a mili
tary gentleman hnd come to hi? house
and tried to convlnco me, said
Mr. Jones, thnt wo would find It
nn impossibility to overthrow
the Government from a purely military
standpoint. He used all tho arguments
at his command to convlnco mo that
tho steps wo wero then taking were il
legal! Tho samo gentleman when the
Spanish-American wns broko out filled
columns In tho newspapers with arti
cles on treaties, neutral governments
and our duties ns citizens, in nn at
tempt to show that wo of Hawaii had
no right to stand by tho United States
after tho United States had Btood by us.
I wish now to thank those truo men
who had the ncrvo to then stand by tho
Provisional Government and annexa
tion. (Applauso from Councilors.)
Then, concluded Mr. .tones, let ns
stand by our princlphs now and pay
these claims and this Council will thtn
back tho Executive.
Mr. Kaulukou nBkcd If the Execu
tive Council has any Intention of
changing tho order.
Minister Cooper said the Executive
had no power to change the lnws of
this country; they had no option. They
felt, however, sure of their position un
der the order from President McKln
ley. He rend the law bearing on tho
case, and said that tho special provi
sion of President McKlnley was lo pro
vide a court open to the adjudication
of theso certain claims. Tho Executive
would bo glad to go further1 but did
not find tho authority under McKiu
ley's orders. In answer to a question
by Mr. Bolte, tho Minister said ho did
not think any power' had been dele
gated outside of Hawaiian law and the
adjudications must bo tiierounue-.
Minister Mott-Smlth held that tho
Government was expressly responsi
ble to President McKlnley; this was
not bo during tho cholera tlmo, upon
which tho present arguments wero
based. Tho Government's pilley from
the dny of tho firo had been In sympa
thy with tho sufferers. This policy
had been endorsed by President Mc
Klnley. Questions wero hero nsked by Coun
cilors Achl nnd Ka-no over which con
siderable discussion took plnco during
which Mr. Achl spoko of liability of
tho Government and B,ild that It tho
words "legally liable" wero added to
tho order of tho Executlvo the position
of the Government would be correct.
Ho blamed tho Executlvo for narrow
vlows. McKlnley, said M. Achl, gavo
you broad views; the first thing you
did was to bar out poor people; you
havo barred out tho Improvers of prop
erty; tho peoplo havo been deprived of
somo of their rights under tho Court;
ono thousand poor people nrc-barred
out by your order and not ono out of
ten will get justice under I his order
(voices: nor get anything.) Our duty
as Councilors Is to demand that this
order bo changed to conform with-tho
intent and purpose of McKinley's In
structions. The netlon of tho Board
of Health has been Inconsistent for,
Mr. Holto at this point moved the
amendment printed nbove, which was
accepted by Mr. Achl.
Minister Damon then raid that be
fore the matter came to a voto ho
wished to glvo his reasons for his po
sition. Ho held that tho Court was
Just and right and that an appeal lay
to tho Legislature, If any wcro Uis-1
satisfied with tho decision. I havo felt
at times that 1 would bo glad It tho
Executlvo Council hnd forced mo to re
sign by infusing to Justify my vlows. I
When tho flro bioko out tho Executlvo .
nt once tool: tho matter up and rc
fened It to President McKlnley. Tho '
fact is that wo arc suffering In Hawaii
from too much revolution and tho
Executive has been forced by tho peo- j
pie to nsk President McKlnley to grant .
icllcf upon revolutionary lines.
From tho first, continued Minister
Damon, I thought there should bo no
laymen on tho Court of '".alms and my
reason was because I wanted tho coun-
try to get back to legal procedure.
What wo want dealt out by this Court
Is justlco nnd lawyers should consti
tute It. Ho who is dissatisfied has an
appeal to the Legislature which I hopo
will meet Boon. I wish It to replnce tho
revolutionary with tho legal. I hopo
tho lust of revolutionary measures nro
carried out. I hold tho people are to
blame for tho burning of Chinatown;
they demnnded It nnd chrcrrd whllo It
burned. Tho burning of Chinatown
wns lllegnl and tho money to pay has
gone from the treasury and It will bo a
long tlmo before wo got It buck.
Mr. Jones nsked If tho Minister held
the Council of Stato was responsible
for tho Illegal spending alleged, and
fuithcr asked If it was not truo that
the Council had only unssul the largo
amounts named upon tno iccummen
dation of tho Hxecutlvo Council.
At this point tho i esolution went
over on motion and was mace the order
of tho day at this nfternn.vi's meeting.
Thursday. April 12.
Thero wcro nt roll call of tho Council
of State yesterday afternoon President
Dole, Ministers Mott-Smlthi Young,
Damon nnd Cooper; Cnuiii'llors isen
berg, Jones, Allen, Rohlm'ui, Kaulu
kou, Nott, Achl, P.'jb 'I'tuun, Holto,
Kennedy nnd Ka-no.
Mr. Allen jf Inui'lor commlllco
again presented tho lcpoic on plumb
ing Inspectors properly slg'ied by tho
committee. Laid on tho tablu to bo
considered with tho bill. !
Mr. Allen, from tho samo rnmmlttco
appointed to report on $10,000 for a
morgue to bo located npar tho pest
houso said tho committee recommend
ed that tho morgue bo located nearer
tho center of tho city and that $10,000
bo appropriated therefor. Laid on ta
ble to bo considered with tho bill. '
Mr. Robertson reported from tho
commlttco on Attorney Gcn-irnl and
.niuiLiaiy uui ui in, tins on ceitaln mill
New wni null pump IWetauln stlcct,
amended and passed at $ 10,00.
Minister Young said tln.'a was a
pump hero which could bo used nnd
whllo not tho best would do .food work.
It could bo Installed and run for tl'o
coming year and n half for $50,000. The
cost of the pump was $18,000 nnd Ha
capacity was 5,000,000 gallons every
, twenty-four hours.
I Andrew Hrown, of tho water works',
explained tho Honolulu wntnr syBicm
from a largo map. Ho answered ques
tions put to him by Councttjrs and
showed wherein tho now pump was an
Immediate necessity. Tho Ucrctunla
street pumps must be relieved. Ho did
think tho boring of new wells wns tho
causo of shortage of water In artesian
wells. The proposed pump would
ralso water 250 feet and thero was a
sparo boiler to furnish steam. Tho new
pump could bo put in. opcnulnn In six
weeks from today and was guaran
teed to do good work.
Endowment for Ineurnblo hospital
of $25,000. Moved by Mr. Alton thnt
$25,000 bo given ns a subsidy when
$100,000 endowment had been raised.
Mr. Jones raised tho question of le
gality of such an appropilntlon and
moved that it bo referred o Iho Attot
ney General to report. Carried.
Appropriation of $75,000 for Royal
CALL FOR NEW COURT.
The order of tho lay in tho Council
of Stato Wednesday was Mr. Achl's
Court of Claims resolution as nnur.d
Mr. Uolte offered the following bub-
Honolulu, April 11, 1000.
Whereas, tho mossago of Secretary
Hay to President Dole rends ns fol
lows: The President appiovi3 the appoint
ment of the Court of Claims to con
sider losses caused by the burning of
Chinatown and to milt.) awards nnd
judgments on such losses to be paid out
of appropriations mado by tho Coun
cil of Stato In conformity with Hawa
iian law; and,
Whereas, it is tho opinion of tho
Council of Stato that ahoia words
mean that Prcsldeut McKlnley np
proves of tho appointment of n Court
of Claims;' that tho Cou.-t of Claims
is to consider Iojscs caused by tho
burning of Ch'intown, and to innko
awards nnd Judgments on such lo3f.es;
that tho Council of Stato Is to appro
priate money, In cuufounltv with Ha
waiian laws, for tho purposo of pay
ing uwards and judgments made by tho
Court of Claims; therefore be It
Resolved, That it Is tho sense of tho
Council of Stato that tho Hawaiian
Government should pay just claims for
losScs caused by tho action taken by
the Board of Health In connection with
tho suppression of tho bubonio plague;
Further, That tho Council of. Stato
most earnestly advlan tho Executive
Council to appoint a now Court of
Claims of flvo member), n majority o.
whom shall consist of impartial mn
acquainted with '.hj values of property
IMro Kennedy jffored a s.'cund sub
tltuln resolution, which was seconded
by Mr. Isenberg, as follows:
'Resolved, That It is tho sense of the
Council of Stato that tho Executive
Council reconsider tho nppolnti.unl of
the Court of Claiim, and the rules
regulating tho hanw.
Mr. Ka-no thought tho substitutes
wero, tho samo of the original and wero
Mr. Robertson thought tho Court of
Claims and all the resolutions wcro nut
of order slnco first tho matt-jr was laid
on tho table. Ho did not ngrcn with
the Executive or Council or Chamber
of Commerce. Thero wcro only two
ways proposed: to pay only those
claims for which tho Government wns
legally liable or to pay nil claims, de
manded by tho Chamber of Commerce.
He did not think the qucstlo.i of le
gal liability could bo submitted to nnv
Court of Claims. Ho bassd his opinion
on EngllBh common law nud statuto
law as well. Tho right wan Inherent
to nbollsh a nulsanjo. This was
as far a3 tho Hoard nt Health
had gono in stamping out bubonic
plague and henco thero could not bo
legal claim against tho Government.
This principle had been long establish
ed. Animals wcro oftJi destroyed
without compensation. "In cases of
accidental burning In Chinatown ho
thought lawful because tho original
fires lighted wcro lawful. It was a
misfortune, but he held there W113 no
legal liability devolving on the Hoard
or Government. He could bco no rea
son for a Court of Claims.
Thero wcro other case whero goods
had been spoiled by fumigation, or de
stroyed personalty, or lost It In
such cases the loss should bo repaired.
Theso cases, however, W3iV few nnd
could bo settled best by (ha Legisla
ture. Ho was nlso oppose 1 to the In
discriminate payment of claims for
losses. Ho did not think tho payment
cf the poor or needy should bi tinned
Into sentiment and control tho situa
tion. He then went over the ground
of Wednesday's discussion In dotall,
pointing out whero ho disagreed with
Ho did not ngr' witn clthor so
lution or tho siibj'.itutj.j olfered nnd
thought tho opposition to tho Govern
ment wns weak. Kc did not bellevo
that business nun, sIltliiT in their
offices, could sift tho evldeneo nnd
weed out thoso chi'ms which should
not be paid. Every claim must bs care
fully examined; this coul 1 not be done
In nn Informal way. All this required
a set of rules such as was provided
by the Court of CUtms. Tt.o opposi
tion should nretici't something tanal
blo thnt could bo worked out. He
thought most of tul.s demand for an
enrly payment of claims camo from In
tel estcd persons. The. milter, how
ever, he thought shoulJ bo referred to
tho Legislature, who alons could pro
vldo the money for payment Ho
thought Councilors hnd change! their
minds. He men'ioned Messrs. Achl
and Jones, but tlu- latter emphatically
denied tho Impeachment.
Air. Joins snld that In .lumo tiihw.
ho agiced with Mr. Robertson on olhei
ho did not. Ho thought tho Leglsla
tin o must provldo tho money. Th
whole matter must bo sifted and curu
piomlscs made. The matte shoiih
bo referred to tho Legislature whirl
should bo called by tho now govern
ment ns soon as appointed. Ho did no
bellevo in, or did not ndvocate, toi
sequential damages. Ho thought, how
ever, that certain classes ut route
should bo considered, but ho had not
held they should bo paid. If ';alllnt
for justlco wns revolutionary, ns tin
Minister of Klnanco hnd said, then he
wanted to bo written down as revolu
tionary, ' It Is not a question of wheth
er wo can afford to pay, but It Is n duty
wo must carry out by paying all honest
and Just claims.
This was his position, concluded Mr.
Jones, and, it it was revolutionary,
let them write upon his tombstone
"Hlo Jttcct Revolutionist." (.Laughter
Referring to the discussion of the
previous 'day Mr. Jones pointed out
thnt Minister Damon had mado a
strong argument for paying claims
when ho had alleged that tho peoplo
had burned Chinatown. If, this wad
true, tho peoplo ought to pay for it.
He hero read extracts from a letter
published by W. R. Castlo lately, sup
porting his view. ' Tho Government
record had thus far been kept clean,
and ho hoped It would bo so kept by
paying all just claims..
Mr. Jones hero turned to tho minis
terial chairs and said ho had been ac
cused of using harsh words tho day be
fore If ho had dono so, he had not
been aware of them. Ho generally
spoko his mind and sometimes tho
facts mad? language appear hareh. If
any present considered ho had i scd
harsh words in tho heat of discussion,
he heartily offered an apology. Ho did
to others as ho wished other to do un
In conclusion, said Mr. Jones, thero
wns a moral responsibility connected
with this matter. Ho cited tbo rases
of tho KaumakaplU churen, which had
been burned by accident and the rase
of tho Injury dono tho Kawalahao
church, for which tho Boaid of Health
had already paid $1,800. Both cases
had been without consent of tho trus
tees, should not both bo paid for? He
wns only n plain, business man and
did not caro two raps for tho legal
phases, but he thought that tho moral
quality of the action demanded that
payment should bo mado In both
Tho secretary then road the oilglnnl
resolution of Mr. Achl nnd tho substi
tutes offered by Messrs. Holto nnd Ken
nedy. Mr. Kennedy's substltuto was put to
a voto and lost.
Mr. Bolto's substitute was carried,
only three voting in tho negative.
Theso wero Kennedy, Robertson and
Adjourned at 4:40 p. m.
Friday, April 13.
Thero wcro present at tho Council. of
Stato yesterday afternoon ut roll call
President Dole, Ministers Mott-Smlth,
Young, Damon and Cooper, and Coun
cilors Isenberg, Jones, Allen, Emt,
Achl, Gonsalvcs, Nott, Kaulukou, Ka
ne, Kennedy nnd Robinson.
Tho session Illustrated tho scriptural
text, "And thero was a great calm,"
the proceedings being of tho nature cf
tho doldrums after tho stormy pass
ages of days Just passed.
Tho minutes of the previous meeting
wcro read nnd approved.
An item for water works in Act 2
was substituted by ono of $8,100 there
in for running expenses high lift pump
ut Uerctanla street, and another of $1,
900 for payroll of samo In Act 3.
An Item for $0,000 for sanltniy
plumbing Inspectors was inscrtel in
An amendment to section 2 of Act
3, making payments lawful to Decem
ber 31, 1901, lnstend of to March 31,
1902, recommended by commlttco, was
discussed Informally and passed.
Mr. Cooper answered u .lucslton of
Mr. Achl nbout officers who, during the
plaguo suppression, recelvad mnro pay
than tho pro rata of tho limit In the
appropriation bill, viz., equal to the
laiecr of two salaries where ouu i?
$1,S00 or over. It was held not fair to
hold officers down to tho limit tor tem
porary services dono n overtime.
Tho sum of appropriations In Act
3, Bnlarios and payrolls, Is 349.',91C S2.
Verbal amendments hnving born
mado to Acts 2 and 3, the inttcr pns3u I
Mr. Cooper reported on tho item of
$25,000 for tho Hospital for Incurables.
Thero was nothing In tho constitution
or laws to prevent tho Lcglsl ituro fiom
passing th eitem. It was objectlon-
ablo, however, on account of Us In
dennltcness. If It passed, n condition
should bo passed to mako the Insti
tution non-sectarian. Tho Attorney
General called attention to tho clause
In tho constitution nuthorlirln; np
propilatlons by tho Council of Slate
particularly limitations ns to tho na
turo of appropriations. Tho question
was ono for tho Council to decide ac
cording to tho constitution. Ho nlso
culled attention to President McKin
ley's telegram, deciding ngaln&t n moot
ing of tho Legislature It was doubtful
If this Rein belonged to tho npproprli
tlons contemplated by President Mc
Klnley. However, It was not for the
Attorney General to glvo a definite l til
ing. Mr. Jones moved, seconded by Mr
Achl, that tho Item be stricken out
Both gentlemen were In sympathy will
the object, but doubted tho power n'
making the appropriation. Mr. Youn;
was of tho same mind.
Mr. Cooper explained that ho ha'
not iccommended strlk'ng tho Jten
out, but left It to tho Council with i
Mr. Allen reminded the Council o'
the conditions he attached to the Itcn
when moving for Its insertion In Ac
4, that tho money wns only to bo pal
when tho endowment fund was raised
Mr. Damon And the Institution in
Tho Item was atruc'.t out, only
.leasts. Allen and Kaulukou voting for
An Item of $10,000 for a nioiguo In
Vet 4 was (IIs.hism I. Tho committee
ccommcndcd a mo'o central place
Mr. Kennedy did not want It at
Tho President thought a wooden
building might bi deemed preferable
to ono of Btono or bilvk, ns It might be
leslrnblo at times to burn such u
Mr. Allen told of tlio (JlUlcuUles or
obtaining a slto whero tho morgue
would not bo offonslvo to a neighborhood.
Tho report of the committer was
Mr. Isenberg moved, seconded by
Mr. Jones, that tho title and literary
sections of Act 4 bONreforrod to the
Judiciary committee. Carried.
Adjourned at 4:05 till Monday at 3
Friday, April ts.
For many months past tho Intcr
Island Co. has had occasion to notice
tho great need for more boats to keep
up with tho over increasing rpugar
trade, particularly between tho Island
of Kauai and Honolulu. Tho steamers
of tho company havo been Jcspntched
with as much rapidity as possible in
order to prevent unnecessary piling up
of sugar on ,the Garden Isle.
Realizing this stato of affairs the
directors of tho I. I. S. N. Co. met at
the main ofllco of the company yes
terday forenoon and decided to send In
an order for a now steamer as soon
Friday, April 13.
Tho marriage of Miss Florences Kcl
sey of Oahu College and 3. P. French,
principal of tho Punahou Preparatory
School, took placo at tho homo of Mr.
nnd Mrs. W. R. Castlo, Klnuu nnd Vic
toria streets, at 4 p. m. yosiciMav, tho
Rev. W. I .Kincald of Contral Union
church officiating. Thero was no best
man. The bridesmaids wero Miss
Beatrice Castlo and Miss Helen Low
rey. Tho newly married cbuplo wont
to Nlnlko, tho country homo of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Lowroy, for n short
honeymoon. Thero woro somo sixty
peoplo present nt tho wcddlnrj.
PER 8. S. AUSTRALIA.
Just landed a full lino of grapes, ap
ple, oranges, lemons, celery, cabbage,
eaiillllowcr, cranberries, burbank and
red potatoes, dates, salmon, flounders,
halibut, crabs. Eastern and California
oysters (In tin nnd shell,) turkeys,
chickens, ducks, quail. A tall line of
canned goods. CAMARINOS' REFRI
GERATOK SEATTLE BEER,
The ever popular Rainier beer Is be
coming a household word nnd "will
you have a glass of Seattle." is more
often heard than anything else. Th
Criterion Saloon has the beer on tap or
Tho Evening Bulletin, 75 cents, per
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