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as W. W. Dimond), are hereby authorized and empowered to manufacture and supply gas for use as a fuel, for illuminating purposes, and otherwise, in Honolulu, which, for the purpose of this act, shall be held to include all of that portion of the island of Oahu extending from the westerly limits of Moanalua to the southeastern extremity of said island, and lying to the southwest of the Konahuanui range of mountains on said island.
"SEC. 2. Said W. W. Dimond shall have the right to erect and maintain at such places, within the limits mentioned in section one, as the superintendent of public works shall approve, such buildings, machinery, and appurtenances as may be necessary for the production, manufacture, and storage of such gas, together with its various by-products, as may be required from time to time during the existence of the rights hereby granted.
"SEC. 3. Said W. W. Dimond, for the purpose of distributing such gas for use as by this act authorized, shall have the right from time to time to lay pipes or other conduits for such distribution, in or under the streets, roads, and places in the said district; and whenever supply pipes and mains shall be laid in any block, connections shall be made and pipes shall be laid from said main to the curb line of the street for the purpose of supplying gas to the property holders adjoining such street, and each of such connections shall be provided with stopcocks inside of such curb line: Provided, That nothing herein shall prevent the laying down of additional branches or connections at any time when future requirements render the same necessary. But the methods by which such streets, roads, and places are to be used shall be subject to prior consent and approval of the superintendent of public works, and all instructions and directions made by him shall be strictly followed, to the end that the general public shall be inconvenienced as little as possible; and provided, likewise, that whenever any street, road, or other place shall be excavated and holes or trenches made therein for laying, maintaining, replacing or repairing such pipes, conduits, or connections, such holes or trenches shall be safeguarded and refilled as soon as possible, and the pavement, if any, and such street, road, or place shall be replaced in good order and condition: Provided, That if such repair or restoration shall not be made to the satisfaction of the superintendent of public works within a reasonable time, whereof he shall be judge, he may cause it to be done at the expense of the said W. W. Dimond.
"SEC. 4. Said W. W. Dimond shall also have the right to erect and maintain lamp-posts or other appliances for lighting streets, roads, or other places, and of connecting the same with the supply pipes: Provided, That such use of said streets, roads, or other places shall first be approved by said superintendent of public works: And provided further, That if said W. W. Dimond shall manufacture and supply illuminating gas, as well as gas for
fuel, and shall erect lamp-posts as aforesaid, he shall, on requisition of the superintendent of public works, furnish free of cost gas for fifty street lights, and thereafter shall each year furnish five more in addition to the number furnished the preceding year.
"SEC. 5. Said W. W. Dimond shall also have the right Meters. to maintain and use gas meters or other means for measuring the amount of gas used from time to time and in such places as may be deemed necessary, and to operate the same for all purposes connected with the use of such gas, and shall also have the right to charge, receive, and collect from all consumers of gas such reasonable prices as he or such persons or corporation may from time to time fix and determine, but not at any time to exceed two dollars and twenty-five cents per thousand cubic feet, with a discount of ten per cent on all payments made within ten days after due and demanded, and shall also have the right to charge consumers or intended consumers of gas for the cost and expense of making connections between the mains and premises where such gas is to be used, and may include also the price for all connecting pipe, gas fixtures, and other material necessary: Provided, That power is hereby conferred upon the courts of appropriate jurisdiction at all times and upon the petition of any consumer or the said W. W. Dimond, his associates, successors, or assigns, or of such corporation to hear and determine from time to time what rate or rates are reasonable, and to enforce the same by appropriate judgment or decree.
"SEC. 6. Said W. W. Dimond shall also have the right Cutting off to cut off the supply of gas from any consumer who shall refuse or fail to pay amounts due for gas so supplied by the said W. W. Dimond, within such reasonable time as may be fixed for payment of the same; but such cutting off shall not prevent the said W. W. Dimond from using any remedies now or which may hereafter be authorized by law for collecting debts.
"SEC. 7. Said W. W. Dimond may erect and construct General powall buildings, machinery, and other appurtenances necessary to the operation of the rights hereby granted, and may maintain and operate the plant necessary to the enjoyment of the rights hereby granted, either personally or in connection with others as partners; or the rights, powers, and authorities hereby granted may be assigned to other persons, or to a corporation to be by him or them incorporated under the laws of the Territory of Hawaii, but in all cases, by whomsoever the rights, powers, and authorities hereby granted shall be exercised, such exercise and operation shall be in such manner as to cause the least inconvenience to the public, and he or they shall, in such use, provide fuel and illuminating gas of the best quality obtainable, which quality shall be subject to the control of such reasonable rules and regulations as the superintendent of public works shall from time to time
Grant not exclusive.
deem necessary for the protection of the public, and the buildings and machinery, with all appurtenances, to be erected, and general plant to be maintained in connection therewith, together with the offices, books, and accounts of the said persons or corporations shall be open to examination and inspection at all times by the superintendent of public works or his agent duly authorized for that pur
[Public, No. 130.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 234.
"SEC. 8. It is further provided that the rights hereby granted shall cease and determine, if operations hereunder are not commenced by beginning the construction of buildings or other works for manufacturing or supplying such gas, or by laying pipes or other conduits in any of such streets, roads, or places within one year from and after the passage of this act, or within one year after the franchise hereby granted shall be approved by the Congress of the United States, should such approval be deemed necessary to the legality hereof; and also that such works shall be in operation and gas shall be supplied for the purpose of this act within two years after such work has been so commenced: Provided, That the rights hereby granted shall not be considered exclusive.
33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 259.
"SEC. 9. On the first day of July of each year there shall be payable to the treasurer of the Territory of Hawaii, for and on behalf of such Territory, two and one-half per centum of the gross receipts of said W .W. Dimond for all gas furnished to consumers under the terms of this act.
66 SEC. 10. This act shall take effect from and after the date of its approval.
Approved this 15th day of April, 1903.
"SANFORD B. DOLE,
Apr. 21, 1904.
CHAP. 1407.-An Act Making appropriations for fortifications [H. R. 12446.] and other works of defense, for the armament thereof, for the procurement of heavy ordnance for trial and service, and for other purposes.
(Fortifications in Insular Possessions. See p. 50.)
"Governor of the Territory of Hawaii." SEC. 2. That Congress, or the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii with the approval of Congress, may at any time alter, amend, or repeal said Act.
Apr. 23, 1904.
CHAP. 1485.-An Act Making appropriation for the support of [H. R. 10670.] the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun[Public, No. dred and five, and for other purposes.
(Contract surgeons, on duty in Hawaii, transfer of pay. See p. 54.)
CHAP. 1486.-An Act Making appropriations for the Depart- Apr. 23, 1904. ment of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine- [H. R. 11825.]
teen hundred and five.
[Public, No. 150.]
pt. 1, p. 276.
(Weather Bureau, salaries and general expenses in Ha- 33 Stat. L waiian Islands; Agricultural Experiment Stations, Hawaii. See p. 218.)
CHAP. 1622.-An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes.
(Naval station. See p. 58.)
Apr. 27, 1904. [H. R. 12220.]
[Public, No. 181.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 324.
CHAP. 1630.-An Act Making appropriations to supply de- Apr. 27, 1904. ficiencies in the appropriation for the fiscal year ending June [H. R. 15054.] thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for [Public, No. other purposes.
(Chinese exclusion laws reenacted. See p. 219.)
CHAP. 1830.-An Act To ratify and confirm the present right of way of the Oahu Railway and Land Company through the military reservation of Kahauiki, Territory of Hawaii.
33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 394.
CHAP. 1762.-An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil Apr. 28, 1904. expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thir- [H. R. 14416.] tieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes.
(Quarantine service; Surveys, Hawaiian Islands. See pt. 1, p. 452. p. 220.)
(Bringing home remains of officers, soldiers, and civilian employees of the Army. See p. 63.)
pt. 1, p. 579.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the deeds from the authorities of Hawaii, [Public, No. dated the twenty-ninth day of April, nineteen hundred 33 Stat. L., and three, and the fourth day of February, eighteen Right of way hundred and ninety-nine, respectively, to the Oahu Rail- through hauiki reservaway and Land Company, conveying a right of way forty tion confirmed feet wide for a railway of said company through the way and Land military reservation of Kahauiki, district of Kona, Oahu, Company. Hawaiian Islands, be, and the same are hereby, ratified and confirmed.
to Oahu Rail
Apr. 28, 1904.
[H. R. 14500.]
FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION.
Feb. 3, 1905.
CHAP. 297.-An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, [H. R. 15895.] executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal [Public, No. year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for 40.j other purposes. 33 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 631.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives executive of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That judicial ex- the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriations. priated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
[Public, No. 135.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 845.
GOVERNMENT IN THE TERRITORIES.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII: For governor, five thousand dollars; secretary, three thousand dollars; chief justice, five thousand five hundred dollars; and two associate justices, at five thousand dollars each; in all, twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars.
For judges of circuit courts, at three thousand dollars each, so much as may be necessary, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six.
For contingent expenses of the Territory of Hawaii, to be expended by the governor for stationery, postage, and incidentals, five hundred dollars, and for private secretary to the governor, two thousand dollars; for traveling expenses of the governor while absent from the capital on official business, five hundred dollars; in all, three thousand dollars.
DISTRICT COURT, TERRITORY OF HAWAII: For the payment of the salaries of the judge, clerk, and the reporter of the United States district court for the Territory of Hawaii, at five thousand dollars, three thousand dollars, and one thousand two hundred dollars, respectively, nine thousand two hundred dollars.
Mar. 3, 1905.
CHAP. 1402.-An Act Making appropriations for fortifica[H. R. 17094.] tions and other works of defense, for the armament thereof, for the procurement of heavy ordnance for trial and service, and for other purposes.
(Fortifications in Insular Possessions. See pp. 68, 69.)