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HOKpLTJLTJ, TBBR1T0RY OF?HAWXlI, MONDAY. MARCH 25, 1901.
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Full Detail of .Condition
of the House
KEWALO PETITION IS
'- REPORTED UNFAVORABLY
Ewaliko Asks Big Sum for Hilo Roads
and StreetsRobertson Reso
lution Deals With the
When the House convened this morn
ing the first matter of business discuss-
cd was n communication from the Pub.
lie Works Department relative to the
sewer contracts. Superintendent Mr.
Cnndlcss' stated that the work so far
with some exceptions had been don
Supt. McCandless reported that Vin
cent & Delser's contract was nlmost
finished. The amount paid these con-
i tractors was $65,036, being 85 per cent
of the entire amount due, leaving $11,
C33 yet to be paid. A second contract
was nwarded to Delser. covering threo
sections of the city, two of which re
main unfinished through lack of funds.
The amount paid on second contract
was $33,932. The outfall sewer was
awarded to Wilson & Whltehouse. Ow
ing to slowness the contract was taken
nwny. The work was then given to
Cotton Dros., J39,1fl3 being paid for
the work up to date. Amount neces
sary to complete the outfall,' $10,000.
The sewer pumping plant was given to
Davis & Co. The total cost was $33,387.
The pump Is now running at an ex
pense of $12 a day! Tho surface drain
age system was already, planned, $12.-
600 being necessary for Alakca and
Fort streets alone.
Monsarratt moved that the messaga
b referred to the Printing Commutes
with Instructions to furnish each mem'
ber with a copy.
Two petitions were, received from
Punahou asking the Legislature to give
the Hawaiian Tramways Company the
right to extend their line to Kalmukt,
Referred to Committee on Publlo
A resolution was Introduced by Ewn
llko that $3200 be appropriated for
road Improvement In South Hilo.
A petition was received from Mcana
lua praying that the Hawaiian Tram
way. Company be granted the right to
extend their line to Moanlua. neferred
to Committee on Public Lands.
A petition was also received praying
that the same company extend their
linn to Punchbowl and Pauoa., I
Under reports of standing commit
tees the Committee on Miscellany ad
vised that House bill No. B0, relative
to gambling, be passed, replacing the
existing law. After rome discussion
tho report was tabled to be considered
Emmeluth reported for the Judiciary
Committee relative to House bill No.
32 dealing with Sunday laws, advising
that It be referred to a special commlt
teo on Sunday laws. Adopted.
Makalnal reported for Committee on
Public Lands concerning House bill
Np. 38, relative to street widening and
Improvements be amended..
The amended bill made It possible
for all property owners, builders, etc.
to gain compensation for the destruc
Can Move In
A pretty, neat and
'SIX ROOM COTTAGE
JUST OFF WILDER AVENUE ON
Beautiful Lawn :
: Frjiit Trees
Al'ipator Pear, Mango,Pajtala,
Banana, Etc., ktc.
PRICB $1100 OO
TERMS Cash and easy payments
JlCoo.os, MortgaEe $2500.00
7-"o. 3i years, privilege of
ALSO NEAT, CREAM and WHITE
81X ROOM COTTAGE
on Kins St. beyond Waiklkl Turn, jtoo.
McClellan, Pond & Co.
TIL. MAIN 69.
tlon of any bulldlnci erected within
the lines ot street widening, provided
that the said Improvement on roads
have not been mads by May, 190S.
Tabled to be considered with the bill.
The Public Lands Committee report
ed on Resolution No.. 46 advising that
tho $5000 nsked for road Improvements
be appropriated, Tho same commit.
foe advised the appropriating of $1060
asKca ior ny Kesolutlon No. 43, Ta
bled to be considered wlih the bill.
Kmmeluth offered a minority report
on Hotiso bill No. 15, tclatlve to dog
tax, Advising that the bill be referred
to the special commutes on Taxation.
The Committee on Public Lands and
Internal Improvements reported con
cerning Petition No. 10, relative to cer
tain Improvements In Kewalo. The
committee found th. petitioners, them
selves largely responsible for the exist
ing circumstances. Under the existing
law the government could not better
the conditions In Kewalo, therefore ad
vising that the petition be tabled.
Kumalae stated that the report of
the committee was not correct. There
was a law by which the government
had to tnko possession of all private
roads which had been In public use for
five years. He also thought that rules
regulating the grades ot the different
roads should be made end enforced so
that the Kewalo should ceaso to be
disease breeding spot
Aylctt strongly supported Kumalae,
stating that building permits had been
Issued to build on land which the
Board ot Health now deemed unsani
tary. He said that something should
be done In regard to the stagnant wa
ters now standing In the streets.
Makalnal stated that under the exist
ing laws the government was helpless,
but that something besides complain
ing about the conditions of things
must be done. The petition, Makal
nal. said, prayed that the laws might
be changed so that the government
might take possession of the roads.
Gllflllan moved that the committee
report be referred to the Judiciary
Committee to formulate a law. Km
meluth objected to tho Public Improve
ment Committee getting off so easy.
and seconded Dickey's motion to re
fer the report back to the Public Im
provement Committee with Instruc
tions to formulate the necessary bill.
After considerable dlxcusston tho re
port was referred to the Judiciary Com
mittee. A message from the Senate i was re
ceived, rejntlvo to Senate bill 6. dealing
with forest roads, and Senate bill 39,
relating to the abolition of rnpltal pun
ishment, transferring them to the
Ewaliko asked $330,000 for Hilo
roads. Tabled to be considered with the
The sum of $300 was asked for tho
erection of a school house In Puna. Ha
Kanlho Introduced n bill entitled an
Act id provide for the use of the En
gllsh and Hawaiian language in the
Circuit Courts. Passed its first read
Robertson, gave notlco of hlrf Inten
tion to Introduce scvernl acts. The
first deals with the changing ot the
laws regulating the keeping and audit
ing of public accounts. The second
was an act to amend sections 64 and 55
of chapter 37 ot the Session Laws of
1892. The third was m act to amend
sections 31 and 33 of tho same chapter.
Robertson Introduced a resolution
that the clerk prepare an account of
all House bills sent to the Senate. He
said that the conduct of the Senate was
anything but conducive to tho accom
plishment of any work. After consider
able discussion tho resolution was
Recess to 2 o'clock.
MORE COLLEGE HILLS 8ALE8.
Since, the auction sale at College
Hills on Saturday, over 23,000 worth
of nddlttonnl lots have been sold at
-This makes n total of G2 lots sold,
amounting to over J92.000.
j Tho trustees announce that the pres.
ont -schedule of prices will be continued
until Wednesday of this week.
Germanic's Fine Record.
The statement of tho Germanla Life
Insurance Company appearing In to
day's Issue Is of cspeUul Interest to
business men nnd all thoso contemplat
ing Investment In llfo Insurance. Tho
Germanla has paid to policy holders
since 1800 over 115,000.0000 for claims
by death, matured policies and divi
dends. Tho Germanla has more assets
for each 1000 of Insurance. In force
than any other life Insurance company
In the world.
OLAPP At Government House, Holy.
head England, Feb, 21. 1901, Alice,
wife of Cnpt. 13. Scobcl CInpp, R. N
third daughter of tho lute O. H. Luce,
Esq., of Honolulu.
LKE In Pauon valjey, March 23, 1901,
Rose Lee, wife of Eugene Lee, aged
.THE WATERMAN IDEAL FOUN
TAIN PEN. All sites, all shapee. H
Tho committer report on the Land, the provision in section 55 of the Or
Commissioner Brown resolution .was.ganlc Act. "that no corporation .t.
Mad In the House this afternoon "nod
riVrred to the Printing Commltti.1
'""""'" u,e "" ieer.iveu me
committee by Governor Dole relating
to tho mission:
Honolulu. Dec. 11. 1900.
The Honorable E. A. Hitchcock, Sec-
rotary ot tno interior, vvasnington.
D- c ,1
Sir: In view of questions nrlslng'
from time to time In Hawaiian land
matters, I have deem! It advisable to
semi our commissioner or Finnic
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w lurnisu sucn imormauon as may ue
desired on tho subject Ills time will
ue at your uisposai wniieneisnt vvasn -
Mr. Drown Is more fully posted than
mi inner niBii noro on ine Hawaiian
land laws and the status, conditions
and character of our public lands, their
environment, climate and forest condl -
tlons. and the relations and Interests of
lessees and settlers In regard to them.
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demand for lands from prospective set-
tiers, lessees and purchasers.
in mis connection, wouiu can ni-
tentlon lo the Importance of an In-
vostlgatlon of Hawaiian land matters
by duly authorlied commissioners who
should visit the Territory and study
the subject on the ground. Hy this
method Congress would bo In receipt of
Information which might bo safely
umuu u imoia ui K.-K1BIUUUH.
This proposition has been popular Public Lands, and ascertain ns far
with all committees on Hawaiian lnnd.you may'he able, his views' and pi:
mnttcrs. The Hawaiian Commission In
Its report ot a bill to provide a govern
ment for the Territory ot Hawaii, pro
vided In section 77 for an appropriation
of $15,400. "to enable the Secretary of
Agriculture to examine the laws of Ha
waii relating to public lands, agricul
ture and forestry, tho proceedings
thereunder nnd all matters relating to
public lnnds, forests, agriculture; and
public roads bearing upon the property
of the Territory and to report thcron ' by Hansbrough of "T)akotn to i-xtend
to tho President of the United States.." ( tho United States land laws to Ha
This provision was retained In the bill wnll. It has been referred to com
Introduced Into tho Sennte by Senator mltteo on Patlflq Islands nnd Porto
Cullom, December Gth. 18D8, In section . Itlc.i. but no henrlnir hn. v 1. .....
75 nnd ln an enlarged form In sections
70 of a bill Introduced tnto tho Houso
of Representatives, Match 2d, 1900. In
tho bill finally passed lt was left out.
I have tho honor to be sir,
(Signed.) 8ANFORD n. DOLK.
"The Raleigh," Wnsblngton.
January' 2, 1901.
Sanford R, Dolo Esq, Governor of tho
Territory of Hawaii
Sir: I beg to notify you of my ar
rival In Washington yesterday (New
Year's Day). I presented your letter
to the Secretary of the Interior this
morning expressing my deslro to fur
nish any Information In my power re
lating to Hawaiian land matters ns oc
casion might arise.
The Socretary assumes that I would
cooperate with our delegate In any such
matters and I shall at an early dato see
Mr. Wilcox with a view to learning
If possible what changes, or legislation
ho may be seeking In that direction.
Desiring to know tho present status
as to our land matters I waited upon
Mr. Vandovanters, Assistant Attorney
General for Interior Department ami
was gratified to know (wat you are
already Informed of) thnt final appro
val had been Riven to the transactions
July 7, 1898 to September 30, 1899, nnd
that Mr. Vandcvnnters opinion on tho
points raised by Mr. Ralrd In Honolulu,
had been given entirely in support of
It Is not possible at this tlmo io ex
press any oplnlun as to what may come
up during the session, but1 tt will evi
dently be n crowded ono with small
time for consideration ot our local mat
ters. I met Mr. Haywood today and under
stood from him that he had already
sent agreeable news lelatlve to the
"Knhn" bill regarding lepers.
With tho compliments ot tho season,
(Signed.) J. F. DROWN.
Honolulu, Jan, 10, 1901.
Mr. J. F. Rrown. The Raleigh. Wash
ington, D, O.
Sir: Your letter of January 2d has
Tho settlement of tho contention
raised by Mr. Ilalrd rollnvcs tho situa
tion ns to part of tho grounds on which
T deemed It Important that you should
Tho main point remaining relate to
mestlc or foreign, shall acquire and
hold real estate In Hawaii In excess of
one tnoutand acres," lth the penalty
' of escheat fof such excess.
I There Is a feeling of uncertainty here
as to tne yeaning and application of
this provision; for Instance, do the
words, "acquire and hold" mean tltlo
ln 'c or (lo they Include Interests as
well? This Is the mou Important
question, as tho latter mn.in.Mi,
would result In the rapid reduction of
the areas of land occupied by various
v.uu,,. uip majority, or tho sugar
plantations, to the serious prejudice,
and In soherases resulting in tt.. l
lal failure, of such enlernrl.
It seems mmrtant lo obtain nn n..
thorltaUvejJ construction of the provl-
sion on, UIIS point, aud If tho result Is
that colorations may not hold more
than one thousand acre of land either
( In fee oriunder lease, relief should be
afforded by Congress,
I The policy of raising these Issues at
,nraijo oesi ue Uec ti ml liv hn. in
touch with' Congressional work if vm.
(should conclude that It llnadrtsanle
io do anything, In this matter at, this
session and no other puullc business
relating to Hawaiian UnA-nZitth...
qnlreiyour attention. 1 would advise
your immediate return t"
i lhnk lt wou,(, ue wej beforc ,eay
Washington, for you to talk with Mr
. Hermann of the Public Land Dureau'
pn the subject of the
In relation thereto.
(Signed.) SANPOUD n. DOLE.
Washington. D. a, Jan."19. 1901.
Snnford II. Dole, Esq.. Governor of the
Territory of Hawaii:
Slrj Since my first letter wriitn
shortly after my nrrlval hero, a bill of
which I think you havp liei.n inrm,
ed has been Introduced In tho Scnato
' 011 tho same. I think tho chnnct. of Its
passage Is slight, as tho session Is
pretty well advanced and tho nn-smir..
01 oilier work, ami precedence of nu
morons other bills will probably make
go over, hnvo had somu Intlmn,
tlons also that tho matter would not
Iu pressed. Whntovor tho disposition
of tho Introducer of tho bill, however.
1 nave, as tar as possible, urged on
such members ns I hnvo met tho In.
advisability of radical changes with
out study of the. conditions by somo
competent and disinterested person on
the ground, and this view seems to
commend ltBelf. I hnvo had nn Inter.
vtow of some length with Commission
er Herman of tho general land office.
pointing out to him somo of our pecu
liar situations and difficulties. I have
never thought thnt ho specially favor
ed our land system, but I do not think
that he would approve haphazard
Senator Clark. Mr. Mondell, Cush-
man nnd others oppose nny radical
change nt this time, It Is, however,
tmo that there Is a feeling uven with
somo of our friends that there Is some,
Kinu ot unfairness In our system, al
though I have not been able to discuss
tho matter with them in such a way
as to find out whero tho unfairness
comes In. They no doubt get their
Impressions from misrepresentations
from Hawaii. It has not mi to thin
tlmo Boomed to mo ln tho Biiinlli.t i!n. I
greo likely that any amendment to ex
isting law would bo made, and any at
tempt on our part to get such amend
ments at this tlmo I bellovo very un.
wine. I belluvo no action Is about tho
Itout Bi,lthn n. ILL '!..... J 1. t. . '
."-nt akltuii ut mm UIUU, uuu duuii mi
on that Idea,
I called recently at tho Forest I)e
pnrtmonb, of tho Agricultural. Ilurcau
In hopes of meeting Mr, Plnchop and
learning when to expect somo expert
In Hawaii to assist In our problems.
Mr. Plnchop, howover, was not In, but
his assistant, who took much Interest
in tho matter, promised to nrrango
somo dato for nn Interview. I found
that no ono hnd yet started for Ha
waii, and It seemed rather uncurtain
when ho would do so. I shall, ns far!
ns possible, show our need of such as
sistance. Senators Cullom nnd 1 1 1 tt are not In
Washington, both being engaged In
tho senatorial contest In Illinois, Mr,
Cullom will probably bo elected, and
(Continued on page 4.)
ill IN fllHE
Minority Objects to a
Certain. Ruling of
KANIHA STOPS DEBATE
BY MOVING A RECESS
Two Bills Pass Second Reading
Judiciary Committee Reports
Hilo Asks for Quarter of
The first thing on ths program of tho
Senate this morning ua.i the presenta
tion of a petition by Mr. Paris which
was later put Into the form of a resolu
tion, as follows:
. Resolved, that the sum of $3J2,SS5 bo
Inserted In the Loan Hill or Appropria
tion Illll for roads and bridges, etc., In
the District of South Hilo. Island, of
Hawaii, as more full' appears in Items
hereto attached and nuJe,a part of this
J. p.iPAUIS. .
,!. Senatrir First District.
Mr. Vbtte jreportejLjis.jfollows for
majority the Judiciary Committee
on. Senate MlrM. entitled "An Act re
lating to exemption of certain proper
ty from nttaclinient and execution nnd
repenltng section 1183 of tho Civil
Wo beg leave to report that they have
carefully examined and considered said
11111. i;ie miject or tno uiu is praise
worthy In the extreme.
The pbllcT of all American States
and Territories Is to provide liberal
exemptions so far as to glvo ono the
opportunity to mend his broken for
tunes nnd to protect tho wife nnd
children against tho improvidence and
recklessness of tho husband and father:
u.bu iu itt-cure 10 ine lauorers anil me
professional man the tools and apull
anecs and the books and InstruriicnU
with which they respectfully earn a
livelihood. While commending to tho
'"Host extent tho very laudable pur-
M""0 of "''" ''"' we yet deem It illiberal
nun congcsicu ann recommend mat tno
fcatne do not pass.
Senate bill 20 with the same object In
view and jet more comprehensive and
piore In tho Interests of struggling hu
manity Is In the opinion of the major
Ity free from nny objections.
WM WHITB, .
S. 1:. KAIUK.
I tin not concur.
O. II. CARTER.
The report was adopted.
Mr. White reported further for the
majority of the Judiciary Committee,
on Senate bill 20 entitled "An Act to
provide for tho cxetnntlon of certain
personal property from attachment
execution, distress nnd forced saio of
every nature and description," and re
pealing an Act entitled "An Act to faci
litate the recovery of rrnts, passed on
the 10th day of Januaiy, 1805, nnd all
other law 8 and parts of laws In con
filet with this act."
Tho majority of your committee nro
of the opinion nnd belief that Bald bill
Is free from every objection of nny sort.
The only wonder Is that such a law was
not put upon our statutn books n quar
ter of a. century ngo. Tho committee
Strongly urge the passago of the bill.
S. 13. KAIUE.
I do not concur.
O. R. CARTER.
'This report was nlso ndopted nnd the
bill was ordered typewritten nnd read
tho third tlmo on Tueaday.
Senator Kaohl Introduced a resolu
tion calling for $25,000 for roaiM In
Komi nnd Kohala,
Tho resolution was referred to tho
Public Lands Committee.
Mr. Achl Introduced the following
resolution which was referred to tho
Resolved, That tho sum of J25.000
may bo Inserted In tho Appropriation
Illll or Loan Illll for the expenses of
grading, filling nnd macadamizing tho
road on tho east side of Kallhl valley,
extending from King street,
Mr. Whlto gao notlco of Ills Inten
tion to Introduce an amendment to
Rule 77 of the Senate rules, relating to
tho punishment for disorderly conduct
of any member of the Sennte.
Senate bill 10 relatlrfg to tho distilla
tion of spirituous liquor, was read third
tlmo on tho order of the day nnd post
poned until Wednesday on tho motion
of Mr. J. llrown who said ho wished
mora time to consider tho hill.
Senate bill 39, nn ,rt to abolish capi
tal punishment within tho Territory of
Hawaii mid substitute in lieu thereof,
Imprisonment for life, was read tho
third tlmo and passed by a voto of 9 to
Third reudlug ot Senate bill 0, rel.it-
Ing to forest roads. On the' ayes anil
noes being taken n unanimous vote In
favor of tho pnssnge of the bill was
Third reading of Sennte bill 37. re
lating to the regulation of the fees of
witnesses nnd Jurors. Postponed until
Tuesday on motion of Mr. J. Drown
who stated that he had nn amendment
which ho wished to introduce.
Tho consideration of Senate bill 36 In
third reading precipitated a very squal
ly squall. The bill refers to tho mat
ter of bailiffs In certain courts. After
dlscussloh on tho part of several of tho
members, tho chair called for the a)e
and noa on the passage of tho bill la
At this point, Mr. Paris aroso to
speak and asked Mr. White for somo
reasons for tho passage of the bill. It
bad simply been recommended for pas
sage In n verbal report oy the chairman
of tho Judiciary Committee.
Mr. White answered that the reasons
were plainly set forth in the bill. Ho
then moved tho previous question nnd
this was quickly seconded.
The chair put the question of pre
vious question and Mr Paris objected
strenuously, saying that the floor was
his. Ho had simply asked a question
during the course of his remarks and
then sat down In order to allow Mr.
White to answsr.
The chair still maintained that tho
question of tho previous question wa
In order nnd that Mr. Peris, having sat
down, was out of order.
More quickly than It takes to tell,
Messrs. C. llrown, Aehi unit Carter
were on their feet pounding their desks
nnd all protesting against the action
ot tho chair,
-Mr, C. Drown said hi wanted to seo
fair play. The chair should hnve called
Mr. White out of order wheh he mndo
the motion for previous question.
The chair Btated thnt his rullnc bml
been ghen nnd an appeal could be tak-'
en. .Mr, O. Drown nsked whero was tho
uso In doing this. Tho minority would
not get Its rights.
Mr. Achl registered his olJectlon. II
stated that tho samp thing had com
up the other day and thnt the chair
had ruled Just the other way.
Mr. Carter said that the minority
might Just as well leave the Senat
chamber and never come back. Tho
chair was partisan nd would never
gWe tho minority its rights.
At about thnt tlm, all tho Senators
of the minority were on their feet
protesting. Senator Knnuha" moved to
take a recess until 1:30 o'clock. This
was quickly seconded by Mr. Rnldwln
and carried. Tlmo 11-40 o'clock.
DOLB WILL PROCLAIM.
The proclamation of Governor Dole
turlng over the Custom bouses, and tho
lots on which the same are situated to
tho United States was prepared In tho
Governor's otllco this morning. Tho
Instrument hnd not M-elved tho sig
nature of tho Governor nt 2 o'clock p.
m. It will bo published as soon si
the stgnnture is affixed.
C, II. ilelllna has resigned froln the
position of manager of tho Club Sta
bles Co., and has also passed up tho
mco of vlfe president. Mr. Ilelllna
tins managed tho affairs of the company
since 189S and In that lime the capital
has been raised from $0,000 to $50,000.
He will Join W. WV Wright nnd engage
In the carriage business.
The Ilrltlsh cruiser Wnrsplte sailed
tor Mexico Into Saturday evening. Dur
ing tho early part of the evening sev
eral hundred town people were enter
tained aboard at a most enjoyable at
The Ohio Society will hold Its second
meeting In the parlor of the Y. M. C. A.
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