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Senator Lane moved that the Bill pass First Reading. Seconded by Senator Dowsett and carried.

A Communication (No. 92) from the House of Representatives, transmitting House Bill No. 120, was read by the Clerk as follows:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, T. H., March 19th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to transmit herewith House Bill No. 120, which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,

Clerk, House of Representatives.

The Communication was ordered received and placed on file. First Reading of House Bill No. 120 entitled "An Act relating to the Registration of Copartnerships and amending Section 2653 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii."

Senator Dowsett moved that the Bill pass First Reading. Seconded by Senator Lane and carried.

A Communication (No. 93) from the House of Representatives, returning Senate Bill No. 41, was read by the Clerk as fellows:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, T. H., March 19th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to return herewith Senate Bill No. 41, which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,

Clerk, House of Representatives.

The Communication was ordered received and place on file. A Communication (No. 15) from A. J. Campbell, Treasurer of the Territory, submitting a statement of the Bonded Indebtedness of the Territory, was read by the Clerk as follows:

TREASURER'S OFFICE,

Honolulu, Oahu, March 19, 1907.

Honorable President and Members

of the Senate of the 1907

Legislature.

Gentlemen:-I herewith respectfully submit a statement in compliance with the request contained in your Resolution of the 18th inst. in re the bonded indebtedness of the Territory.

Of the total amount of Loan Funds on hand at this date $236,918.28 will be required for work already contracted for, thus leaving $155,935.50 available for work not yet contracted for.

In connection with the subject of loan money it may be well for me to state that bonds in an amount sufficient to cover the total amount of any contract must be sold before the contract can be signed.

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1. Amount of bonded indebtedness:

2. Interest thereon and when payable:

REPUBLIC OF HAWAII 5%-$1000 Bonds......$

Interest payable semi-annually:

January 1st....

July 1st..

FIRE CLAIMS 4%-$1000 BONDS..

Interest payable semi-annually:

May 1st... . . .
November 1st..

53,000.00

.$ 1,325.00

1,325.00

315,000.00

6,300.00

6,300.00

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Interest on the above Bond issues, other than the Republic of Hawaii 5%-$1000 Bonds" are payable in Honolulu and New York.

3. Amount of Loan Fund in the Treasury at the close of
business, March 18, 1907....
.$ 392,853.78
Interest on $392,853.78 from February 8, 1906 to March 18,
1907, 1 year 1 month 10 days @ 3%... .$ 15,277,.93
Respectfully submitted,

Honolulu, March 19th, 1907.

Senator Woods moved that with thanks and placed on file. carried.

A. J. CAMPBELL,
Treasurer, Territory of Hawaii.

the communication be received Seconded by Senator Lane and

Under suspension of the Rules, Senator Lane for the Printing Committee reported Senate Bills Nos. 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and 70 printed and ready for distribution.

The Report was ordered accepted.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 64 entitled "An Act to Authorize and Provide for the Manufacture, Maintenance, Distribution and Supply of Electric Light and Power within the District of Wailuku, and elsewhere, on the Island and County of Maui, Territory of Hawaii."

Referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 65 entitled “An Act amendend Chapter 104 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii and Providing for an additional Section therein to be known as Section 1521A, providing for Payment to Public Accountants of Claims in favor of the Territory under Protest."

Referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 66 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 206 of the Revised Laws of Hawai."

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 67 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 211 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii."

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 68 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 212 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii."

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 69 entitled "An Act Amending Section 209 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii."

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 70 entitled "An Act Making Additonal Appropriations for the Use of the Department of Public Werks and the Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry." Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

At 2:15 o'clock, upon motion of Senator Lane, seconded by Senator Woods, the Senate adjourned.

WILLIAM SAVIDGE,

Clerk of the Senate.

Approved by the Senate:

S. E. KALAMA,

Vice-President of the Senate.

TWENTY-FOURTH DAY.

Wednesday, March 20th, 1907.

The Senate met, pursuant to adjournment, at 10 o'clock, the Vice-President in the Chair.

After prayer by the Rev. W. N. Lono, the Roll was called showing Senator Bishop (sick) absent.

The Journal of the Twenty-Third Day was read and, upen motion of Senator Lane, seconded by Senator Coelho, approved as read.

Senator Smith presented the following Petitions:

I. (No. 20) From residents of the Districts of Ewa and Waianae praying for the appointment of a Government Physi

cian.

2. (No. 21) From residents of the District of Koolauloa praying for the appointment of a Government Physician.

Senater Smith moved that the Petitions be referred to the Committee on Public Health. Seconded by Senator Lane and carried.

Senator Lane for the Printing Committee reported Senate Bills Nos. 71 and 72 printed and ready for distribution.

The Report was ordered received.

Senator Smith presented the Report (No. 72) of the Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill No. 65 as follows:

Honorable E. F. Bishop,

President of the Senate.

Sir: The Judiciary Committee have had under consideration Senate Bill No. 65, entitled “An Act Amending Chapter 104 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii and Providing for an additional section therein to be known as section 1521A, providing for payments to public accountants of claims in favor of the Territory under protest," and recommend the passage of the Bill.

Section 1521 of the Revised Laws is a portion of Chapter 104 relates to the audit of public accounts, and the proposed Bill under consideration is to provide for a contingency which sometimes occurs and for which no provision is made. It sometimes happens that differences of opinion arise between the Treasurer of the Territory and Citizens in regard to the

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