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Circuit," approved on the 21st day of July, A. D. 1882, be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new Section thereto to be called Section 5, and to read as follows:

"Section 5. Whenever jurors are required for the trial of causes at the term aforesaid a sufficient panel shall be summoned by order of the presiding Justice of the Court for the time being, from among the residents of the districts of Kau, North and South Kona, and Puna.'

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Approved this 11th day of July, A. D. 1884.

KALAKAUA, REX.

CHAPTER XV.

AN ACT

TO AMEND SECTION 552 OF THE CIVIL CODE.

Be it Enacted by the King and the Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands, in the Legislature of the Kingdom assembled:

SECTION 1. That Section 552 of the Civil Code be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 552. The Collector shall provide an officer whose compensation shall be such as may be fixed by the Minister of Finance on the recommendation of the Collector General of Customs to be present on board the vessel during her discharge to superintend the landing of the goods, and see that no other or greater amount of goods are landed than is set-forth on the permit. He may affix the seals of the Government where necessary on and in such vessels, and if any seals affixed by him or by any officer of customs shall be broken or destroyed or otherwise tampered with or removed by any person not authorized by law to

break or removed the same, except when made necessary through danger of the elements, then the vessel upon or in which such breaking, destroying, tampering with or removing of such Government seals is done shall forfeit the sum of two hundred dollars as penalty, and every person convicted of breaking, destroying, tar.npering with or removing such seals without lawful authority so to do shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor, not to exceed one year or a fine, not to exceed one thousand dollars or by both such fine and imprisonment."

SECTION 2. This Acict shall take effect and become a law from and after the date of its passage.

Approved this 11th day of July, A. D. 1884.

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CHAPTER XVI.

AN ACT

AMEND SECTION 1412 AND 1445 OF THE CIVIL CODE, RELATING
TO THE GRANTING OF CHARTERS OF INCORPORATION.

e it Enacted by the King and the Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands, in the Legislature of the Kingdom assembled:

SECTION 1. That Section 1442 of the Civil Code be amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 1442. The Minister of the Interior, subject to the provisions and conditions of this Chapter, and by and with the consent of the King in Privy Council, shall grant to all applicants who shall file petitions in conformity with the provisions of this Chapter, Charters of Incorporation, for

agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing purposes, and for cemetery associations, as well as to Charter other Incorporations, either aggregate or sole, ecclesiastical or lay, banking and municipal corporations alone, excepted, which shall be chartered only by the Legislature."

SECTION 2. That Section 1445 of the Civil Code be

amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 1445. Application to the Minister of the Interior for any Charter of Incorporation, shall be made by written petition, accompanied by proofs that three-fourths of the the case of joint stock

shares have been subscribed for, and in companies, there shall in addition to su filed at the same time in the office of th cate, setting forth the location of the propo object of the incorporation, the amount of

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stock proposed, and if the privilege of subsequent extension COD of the capital stock is asked for, the limit of that extension, tassen it is to The proposed duration of the company; the time within which inge organize; whether the liability of stock holders is pr to be limited to the amount of their stock, or otherwise also whether the whole or any part of the capital stock is hat be paid in before commencing operations, and if part, wh part. Provided, that if any petition for a Charter of Incer poration presented to the Minister shall not be in conformine with the requirements of this Section, the Minister of thr Interior shall, within ten days, return the same to the petitioner, specifying wherein the same fails to conform with the said Section, and the petitioner may thereupon amend the said petition, and present the same so amended. The Minister of the Interior shall thereupon present the petition and accompanying proofs to the King in Privy Council at the next meeting of the said Council."

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SECTION 3. This Act shall become a law from and after the date of its approval.

Approved this 11th day of July, A. D. 1884.

KALAKAUA, REX.

CHAPTER XVII.

AN ACT

GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO THE HONOLULU GAS COMPANY.

Be it Enacted by the King and the Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands, in the Legislature of the Kingdom assembled:

SECTION 1. That a franchise be and the same is hereby granted to George Lucas, M. G. Elmore and W. W. Hall, their successors and assigns, under the name of the Honolulu Gas Company, to supply the city of Honolulu and its citizens and residents with illuminating gas for and during the period herein after expressed.

SECTION 2. GAS WORKS-They shall have the right to erect at some place in said Honolulu which the Privy Council may approve, not less than half a mile from the Bell Tower, gas works for the manufacture of illuminating gas, and the right to maintain and operate the same during the continuance of this franchise.

SECTION 3. PIPES AND MAINS—They shall have the right to lay down their mains and distributing pipes and supply pipes in all or any of the streets, alleys and public grounds of the city of Honolulu, as they may deem necessary or expedient, provided, however, that they cause no unnecessary interruption to the use of such streets, alleys or grounds in laying the same, and at such reasonable depths as will not

interfere with the ordinary use thereof, and to restore the same after laying such mains and pipes, to as good order and condition as they were in before. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to be inconsistent with or repugnant to any of the laws of this Kingdom, the rules and regulations of the Fire Department, and the authority of the Minister of the Interior over the roads and bridges of the city of Honolulu.

SECTION 4. REPAIRING PIPES AND MAINS-They shall have the right during the continuance of this franchise to dig up, remove, replace or repair such mains and pipes as they may find necessary or expedient, also, to lay connecting pipes in any or all of said streets and grounds, for the purpose of supplying dwellings, stores, offices and any and all buildings, public and private, and street lamps for lighting the streets of said city, as may be necessary or expedient, and to replace and repair and remove the same, in all cases restoring such streets, alleys, or grounds to the same, or as good condition, as they were in before, and to conform to any change of grade made by the Minister of the Interior of the Hawaiian Islands, during the existence of this franchise.

SECTION 5. LAMP POSTS AND LAMPS--They shall have the right to erect lamp posts and lamps for lighting the streets, alleys and public grounds of said city, at such places as may be designated by said Minister of the Interior, whenever mains or distributing pipes shall be laid opposite or contiguous thereto.

SECTION 6. ADJUSTING METERS-They shall have the right at reasonable hours and times, to enter all buildings using gas of the company for the purpose of repairing and adjusting gas meters and pipes therein, and take account of gas consumed and for any and all purposes connected with the use of gas in such dwellings or buildings.

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