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JOURNAL


OF THE



State Senate of Florida


OF THE


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF 1918


T. J. Appleyard, A Printer, Tallahassee






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MEMBERS OF THE SENATE

Extraordinary Session of 1918, with Holdover
Senators for 1921



SENATE.

*District 1-W. A. McLeod, Milton.
District 2-John P. Stokes, Pensacola.
*District 3-John L. Moore, DeFuniak Springs.
District 4-W. J. Singletary, Grand Ridge.
*District 5-H. L. Oliver, Apalachicola.
District 6-S. W. Anderson, Greensborough.
*District 7-Oscar M. Eaton, Lakeland.
District 8-D. M. Lowry, Tallahassee.
*District 9-John E. King, Inverness.
District 10-R. H. Rowe, Madison.
*District 11-Doyle E. Carlton,Tampa.
District 12-W. T. Cash, Perry.
*District 13-Dr. W. L. Hughlett, Cocoa.
District 14-M. L. Plympton, Lake City.
*District 15-A. D. Andrews, Raiford.
District 16-James E. Calkins, Fernandina.
*District 17-J. B. Johnson, Live Oak.
District 18-J. Turner Butler, Jacksonville.
*District 19-George W. Crawford, Conway.
District 20-W. J. Crosby, Cifra.
*District 21-J. W. Turner, Cedar Keys.
District 22-T. T. Turnbull, Monticello.
*District 23-W. M. Igou, Eustis.
District 24-W. H. Malone, Key West.
*District 25-C. C. Mathis, Vernon.
District 26-W. A. Russell, Palatka.
*District 27-A. W. Wilson, Miakka.
District 28-Lincoln Hulley, DeLand.
*District 29-W. E. Baker, Lake 'Geneva.
District 30-John Bradshaw, Jasper.
*District 31-W. A. MacWilliams, St. Augustine.
District 32-D. G. Roland, Newberry.
*Hold-overs.


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OFFICERS AND ATTACHES

OF THE

Extraordinary Session of 1918

President-John B. Johnson, of Suwaunee County.
President Pro Temn-W. M. Igou, of Lake County.
Secretary-C. A. Finley, of Columbia County.
Assistant Secretary-A. J. Holworthy, of Polk County.
Bill Secretary-R. H. Mickler, of Leon County.
Enrolling Secretary-W. B. Gray, of Bay County.
Journal Secretary-Miss Edna Williams.
Sergeant-at-Arms-F. C. Coles, of Leon County.
Messenger-Curtis Rutherford, Walton County.
Chaplain-Rev. W. S. Lawler, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Doorkeeper-J. C. Joyner.
Janitor-F. H. Sutton.
Stenographers-Miss Genevieve Choate, Miss Lois
Dame and Miss Josephine Drane.
Page-Marion Goggans, of Suwaunee County.
Page-Russell DeGrove, of St. Johns County.
Page-Natie Bien, of Leon County.








ERRATA OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
Extraordinary Session
A. D. 1918

Prepared by Chas. A. Finley, Secretary of the Senate,
under Senate Resolution No. 12: which was adopter Dec.
6, 1918, and which reads as follows:
Senate Resolution No. 12:
Be it Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and
he is hereby directed and authorized to correct the last
three days Journals of the Senate, and to file said Jour-
nals, with such corrections, together with the other cor-
rected daily Senate Journals, for this session, with the
Secretary of State, duly signed by the President upon
filing said daily Journal. Be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be empow-
ered, be required, and he is hereby instructed, to make a
list of corrections of all Senate Daily Journals of this
extraordinary session certifying to the correctness of said
corrections over his signature, and to file the said list of
corrections with the Secretary of State, and with the
bound Journals of all the daily sessions, and such list
and corrections shall be a part of the Journal history.
Note-In counting the lines count from the top of the
page eliminating the page numbers in figures and lines
containing only a dash (- ).
On page 12 of the Bound Journal, on line 2, the word
"passenger" is hereby corrected to read "passengers."
On page 32 of the Bound Journal in line 33 the name
in the roll call reading "Andreson" is hereby corrected
to read "Anderson."
On page 32 of the Bound Journal, lines 17 and 18 are
hereby stricken out and the following lines are inserted
in lieu thereof to-wit: "and the action of the Senate was
ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the State."
On page 33 of the Bound Journal in line 21, the words
"United State" is hereby corrected to read "United
States."
On page 62 of the Bound Journal the following is here-
by inserted between line 29 and line 30 of said page, to-
wit: "Mr. MacWilliams, Special Committee on Enrolled
Bills, having attested to the proper enrollment and pro-
per conveyance of the following Bills."







ERRATA


On page 83 of the Bound Journal the following is here-
by inserted between line 4 and line 5 of said page, to-
wit: "Mr. MacWilliams, Special Committee on En-
rolled Bills, having attested to the proper enrollment and
conveyance of the following Bill and Resolution,"
On page 98 of the Bound Journal on line 31 of said
page the words "House Bill No. 22" are hereby corrected
to read as follows: "House Bill No. 21;" also on line 33
of said page 98 the words "House Bill No. 22" are hereby
corrected to read as follows: "House Bill No. 21;" also
on line 37 of said page 98 the words "House Bill No. 22"
are hereby corrected to read as follows: "House Bill
No. 21; also on line 40 of said page 98 the words "House
Bill No. 22" are hereby corrected to read as follows:
"House Bill No. 21;" also on line 42 of said page 98 the
words "House Bill No. 22" are hereby corrected to read
as follows: "House Bill No. 21."
On page 99 of Bound Journal on line 2 of said page
the words "House Bill No. 22'" is hereby corrected to
read "House Bill No. 21;" also on line 5 of said page 99
the words "House Bill No. 22" are hereby corrected to
read "House Bill No. 21."
On page 99 of Bound Journal on lines 16, 20, 24, 26,
29 and 32 on each of said lines of said page the words
"House Bill' No. 21" as they are printed, are hereby cor-
rected to read "House Bill No. 20."
On page 100 of Bound Journal on line 10 of said page
the words "House Bill No. 21" is hereby corrected to
read "House Bill No. 20."
On page 114 of Bound Journal on line 31 of said page
the word details is hereby corrected to read "details."
On page 133 of Bound Journal, line 24 of said page
which reads "Which was agreed to" is hereby corrected
to read as follows: "Which was not agreed to."
(The Senate refused to adopt Mr. Butler's amendment
to strike out Section 7.)
On page 151 of Bound Journal between lines 29 and
30 of said page immediately under the line which reads
"Enrolled" the following lines are hereby inserted, to-
wit: "Mr. MacWilliams, Special Committee on Enrolled
Bills, having attested the proper enrollment and convey-
ance of the following Bill."









ERRATA


On page 170 of Bound Journal on, line 1 of said page
the word "Senate" is hereby stricken out and the word
"House" is substituted therefore. Also on line 7 of said
page 170 the word "Senate" is hereby stricken out and
the word "House" substituted therefore, so that it shall
read in each line mentioned "Joint Committee substi-
tute for House Concurrent Resolution No. 3."
On page 176 of Bound Journal between lines 13 and
14 of said page the following lines are hereby inserted,
to-wit: "Mr. McLeod, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills, having attested .to the correct enroll-
ment and conveyance of the following Acts,"
On page 215 of the Bound Journal between lines 36 and
37 the following line is hereby inserted, to-wit:
The question "Shall the Senate recede from the fore-
going amendment as read" was put:
On page 228 of Bound Journal between lines 11 and 12
of said page the following lines are hereby inserted, to-
wit: "Mr. McLeod, Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills, having attested to the proper enrollment
and conveyance of the following Bills,"
On page 233 of Bound Journal strike out lines 24, 25,
26, 27 and 28 of said page-as Joint Committee substi-
tute for House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was indefi-
nitely postponed by the Senate and erroneously appears
as having passed both branches of the Legislature.
On page 239 of Bound Journal line 24 is hereby cor-
rected to read "Mr. Stokes introduced Senate Bill No.
29" in lieu of the line as printed, which reads, "Senate
Bill No. 29 was introduced."
On page 259 of the bound Journal insert between lines
9 and 10 of said page the following, to-wit: "Clements
Jaycock, Sheriff of Monroe County." Said consent by
the Senate to the removal of Clements Jaycock, Sheriff,
Monroe County, not appearing in printed Journal of
7th, or in bound Journal, and the removal of whom by
the Governor, the Senate consented to on Dec. 6th in
executive session.









SECRETARY'S CERTIFICATE

Under the authority vested in me, as Secretary of the
Senate by Senate Resolution No. 56, which reads as fol-
lows:
Senate Resolution No. 12:
Which was adopted by the Senate on Dec. 6, 1918, and
which reads as follows:
Senate Resolution No. 12:
Be it Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and
he is hereby directed and authorized to correct the
last three days Journals of the Senate, and to file said
Journals, with their corrections, together with the other
corrected daily. Senate Journals,. for this session, with
the Secretary of State, duly signed by the President upon
filing said daily Journal. Be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be empow-
ered, be required, and he is hereby instructed, to make a
list of corrections of all Senate Daily Journals of this
extraordinary session certifying to the correctness of said
corrections over his signature, and to file the said list of
corrections with the Secretary of State, and with the
bound Journals of all the daily sessions, and such list
and corrections shall be a part of the Journal history.
I hereby certify that the above corrections could not
be printed in the body of the final and bound Journal of
the Proceedings of the Senate, as the forms of same had
already gone to the press and were worked up in order
to facilitate the indexing of same, and that the above
Errata sheet constitutes the correction of the printed
bound Journal, as far as could be detected by the Secre-
tary, to make it agree with the true history of the Senate
proceedings. I also certify that the Journals of Decem-
ber 5th,. 6th and 7th, have been corrected and approved
by the President of the Senate and myself, as Secretary
of the body, and that a copy of each day's proceedings
of the Senate, known as the Daily Journal of the Senate,
duly signed by the President of the Senate and attested
by myself as Secretary, have, with said daily corrections,
been filed with the Secretary of State.
CHARLES A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.









JOURNAL OF THE
SENATE.


The extraordinary session of the Legislature of the
State of Florida under the Proclamation of the Governor
issued November 15, 1918, directing the body to con-
vene at the Capitol in Tallahassee on November 25, A.
D. 1918.


Monday, November 25, 1918.


The Senate convened in Extraordinary Session at 12
o'clock noon and was called to order by Hon. John B.
Johnson, President of the Senate.
Prayer by Rev. S. W. Lawler.
The following proclamation from the Governor was
read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
To All and Singular the Senators and Members of the
House of Representatives of the State of Florida:
WHEREAS, The electors of Florida on November 5th,
1918, adopted an amendment to Article XIX of the
State Constitution, which amendment provides that
"The manufacture, sale, barter or exchange of all alco-
holic or intoxicating liquors and beverages, whether
spirituous, vinous or malt, are hereby forever prohibited
in the State of Florida, except alcohol for medical, scien-
tific or mechanical purposes, and wine for sacramental
purposes, the sale of which alcohol and wine for the
purposes aforesaid, shall be regulated by law The Leg-
islature shall enact suitable laws for the enforcement of
the provisions of this Article. This Article shall go into
effect on the first day of January, A. D. 1919."
AND WHEREAS, There are no effective statutes for-
bidding the transportation of intoxicating liquors into
and in this State:









AND WHEREAS, In the absence of such statutes vio-
lations of the prohibition laws cannot be effectively en-
forced as contemplated by the Constitution;
AND WHEREAS, The unprecedented conditions now
incident to the close of the greatest of all wars make it
imperative that the people of this State be protected
from an increase in crime and from the evils and grie-
vous wrongs that will inevitably flow from the unre-
stricted handling and transportation of intoxicating
liquors, after the Constitutional amendment becomes
effective on January 1st, 1919, and before action can be
taken after the convening of the regular session of the
Legislature in April, 1919;
AND WHEREAS, The revenue laws relating to auto-
mobiles, as judiciously construed, will cause a loss to the
State of perhaps $35,000.00 or more for the ensuing year,
in addition to the losses this year, if not remedied be-
fore January 1st, 1919;
AND WHEREAS, The labor conditions in this State
imperatively require legislative action so as to secure
adequate labor now indispensable to the planting and
cultivation of crops and ot other essential enterprises
that will be irrevocably lost if not provided for before
the regular session of the Legislature in April, 1919;
AND WHEREAS, The Federal Government invites
and urgently requests the prompt and effective coopera-
tion of the State in providing encouraging regulations to
induce soldiers returning from the War and others to
become permanent residents of this State for their wel-
fare and for the development of the vast resources of
the State;
AND WHEREAS, moderate appropriations are at
present essential to provide the unfortunate wards of
the State, now in the several public institutions of the
State, with suitable subsistence for their health and
comfort;
AND WHEREAS, The unprecedented conditions which
necessitate immediate legislative action upon these mat-
ters also make it my duty to exercise the executive au-
thority vested only in the Governor to call the Legisla-
ture of the State in extraordinary ssesion;
Now, therefore, I, Sidney J. Catts, Governor of the
State of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority










vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby convene the
Legislature of the State of Florida in extra session, at
the Capitol, in Tallahassee, on November 25th, 1918, for
the purpose of considering the enactment of laws on
the above .subject, and such other subjects as the wel-
fare of the State may require, and the Constitution of
the State permits.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand, and have caused the Great Seal of the State of
Florida to be affixed hereunto. Done at the Capitol,
this the 15th day of November, A. D. 1918, and of the
Independence of the United States, the one hundred and
forty-third year.
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
By the Governor, Attest:
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.

Secretary Charles A. Finley called the roll of the hold-
over Senators, and the following answered to their
names: I
District No. 1-W. A. McLeod.
District No. 3-John L. Moore.
District No. 5-H. L. Oliver.
District No. 7-Oscar M. Eaton.
District No. 9-John E. King.
District No. 11-Doyle E. Carlton.
District No. 13-W. L. Hughlett.
District No. 17-J. B. Johnson.
District No. 21-J. W. Turner.
District No. 23-W. M. Igou.
District No. 29-W. E. Baker.
District No. 31-W. A. MacWilliams.
The President instructed the Secretary to call the
names of the newly elected members. The roll of the
newly elected members was called from the list certified to
the body by the Secretary of State, and the following
answered to their names:
District No. 2-John P. Stokes.
District No. 4-W. J. Singletary.
District No. 6--S. W. Anderson.
District No. 8-D. M. Lowry.
District No. 10-R. H. Rowe.










District No. 12-W. T. Cash.
District No. 14-M. L. Plympton.
District No. 16-James E. Calkins.
District No. 18-J. Turner Butler.
District No. 20-W. J. Crosby.
District No. 22-T. T. Turnbull.
District No. 24-W. H. Malone.
District No. 26-W. A. Russell.
District No. 28-Lincoln Hulley.
District No. 30-John Bradshaw.
District No. 32-D. G. Roland.
Chief Justice Jefferson B. Browne administered the
oath of office to the newly elected Senators, and they
took their seats.
Mr. Moore moved the election of the following attaches
for the extraordinary session:
Assistant Secreary-A. J. Holworthy.
Bill Secretary-R. H. Mickler.
Enrolling Secretary-W. B. Gray.
Journal Secretary-Miss Edna Williams.
Sergeant-at-Arms-F. C. Coles.
Messen-ger-Curtis Rutherford.
Chaplain-Rev. S. W. Lawler.
Doorkeeper-J. C. Joyner.
Janitor-F. H. Sutton.
Pages-Marion 'Goggans, Russell De Grove, Natie Bien.
Stenographers-Miss Genevieve Choate, Miss Lois
Dame,
Which was agreed to.
The oath of office was administered to the foregoing
attaches by Hon. John L. Moore, an officer of the State
qualified to administer oaths.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the President appoint a
committee of three to notify the Governor that the Senate
is duly organized and ready for business, which was
agreed to, and the President appointed Messrs. MacWil-
liams, Carleton and Oliver as said committee.
The committee asked for and obtained permission to
retire and perform their duty.
Mr. Igou moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to notify the House of Representatives that
the Senate is duly organized and ready for business.
Which was agreed to.










And the President appointed Messrs. Igou, Hulley and
Butler as said committee.
The committee asked for and obtained permission to
retire and perform this duty.
The committee to wait upon the Governor appeared
at the bar of the Senate and announced that they had
notified the Governor that the Senate was organized and
asked to be discharged.
Which was granted.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Rules governing ihe
session of 1917, with the exception of Rule 4 of such Rules.
relating to the appointment of standing committees, andl
with the addition of a new Rule to. be known as 14 1-2.
as follows:
"Section 1. There shall be filed with the Secretary of
State the daily Journal of the Senate, said Journal to be
signed by the Presiding Officer and Secretary of the
Senate."
Which was unanimously agreed to and said Rules
adopted.
The Senate committee appointed to wait upon he
House of Representatives and notify them that the Sen-
ate was duly organized and ready for business ap-
peared at the bar of the Senate and stated they had per-
formed the duty and asked to be discharged.
Which was granted.
A committee of three from the House of Represen-
tatives appeared at the bar of the Senate and announced
to the Senate that the House of Representatives was duly
organized and ready for business.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. MacWilliams offered the following:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
Whereas, The Governor has called the Legislature into
extraordinary session and has specified in the call for
same four matters for legislative action, said matters be-
ing:
1. Passage of an act to prohibit shipment into the









State of alcoholic beverages after January 1, 1919, on
which date the constitutional amendment for statewide
prohibition becomes effective.
2. Amendments to the automobile tax laws so as to
gain more revenue for the State and provide mainte-
nance for State highways, without which Florida would
lose an immense amount of Federal aid for roads.
3. An act or resolution for co-operation with the Fed-
eral government in settling returned soldiers on farms
in this State.
4. An act making sufficient provision and appropria
tion for the several institutions of the State, presumably
the Industrial School for Boys in particular.
And Whereas, It is wise and proper in the interest of
economy that the business of this session be expedited
to the need that the expense of this session shall not be a
greater burden upon the taxpayers than is absolutely nec-
essary under the call for its convening; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring, that there be constituted four joint commit-
tees, five members on each committee on the part of the
Senate and five members on the part of the House. said
committees to be known as:
Committee on Temperance,
Committee on Finance and Taxation,
Committee on Immigration,
Committee on State Institutions.
To whom shall be referred such portions of the message
of the Governor as should be properly considered by said
committees with instructions to report committee bills
covering said subjects if the said committees determine
a bill or bills should be reported, and in the event a bill
or bills be reported, then the Committees on Temperance
and Finance and Taxation shall first report to the Sen-
ate and the Committees on Immigration and State Insti-
ttuions shall report to the House, and be it further
Resolved, That a committee similarly constituted and
appointed as the said foregoing committees shall be ap-
pointed, to be known as the Committee on Miscellaneous
Legislation, to whom shall be referred all measures not
embraced in the subject matter of the Governor's call,









and the Governor's further messages, if any, suggesting
additional proposed legislation.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived, and
that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be taken up
and considered at once.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote, and
The Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. MacWilliams moved to adopt the resolution.
Which was agreed to, and
The same was ordered to be certified to the House of
Representatives immediately.

Mr. Butler offered the following resolution:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Whereas, The Department of the Interior of the
United States is desirous of assisting returning soldiers
in securing profitable positions and engaging in produc-
tive occupations, especially those relating to farming,
dairying and stock-raising, which will upbuild the re-
sources of the nation; and,
Whereas, The State of Florida has large undeveloped
areas which are suitable for these purposes, and the fer-
tility of the soil and climatic conditions are such as to
command the favorable consideration of said Depart-
ment; and
Whereas, The State of Florida is in hearty accord
with this movement and is willing to cooperate with
said Department in carrying out its said objects; and,
Whereas, The Governor of the State of Florida has
called a special session of the Legislature for the purpose
of enacting suitable and proper laws for assisting said
Department in carrying out said plans, and the Legis-
lature is now considering the enacting of said laws;
therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring, That the Honorable Franklin K. Lane, Sec-
retary of the Interior, be. and he is hereby cordially in-
vited to address the Legislature at the earliest date prac-
ticable in reference to the enacting of such laws;
Resolved further, That the Secretary of State imme-
diately telegraph these resolutions to the Secretary of
the Interior.










Which was read the first time.
Mr. Butler moved that the rules be waived, and that
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2, be taken up and
considered at once.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote, and
The Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. Butler moved to adopt the Resolution.
Which was agreed to, and
The same was ordered to be certified to the House of
Representatives immediately.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Senate do now take a
recess until 4 o'clock p. m.
Which was agreed to.
And the Senate took a recess until said hour.




AFTERNOON SESSION, NOVEMBER 25, 1918,
4 O'CLOCK.

The Senate reconvened pursuant to the recess order.
The President in the chair.
The roll was called and the following Senators
answered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Butler, Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,
Hulley, Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, Mc-
Leod, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell,
Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-29.
A quorum present.
The President announced the appointment of the fol-
lowing committees, according to the Resolution adopted
this morning:

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE.

Doyle E. Carlton, Chairman.
John P. Stokes.
D. G. Roland.
Oscar M. Eaton.
John W. Turner.










COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION

T. T. Turnbull, Chairman.
M. L. Plympton.
J. E. King.
W. J. Singletary.
W. T. Cash.

COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION

J. Turner Butler, Chairman.
John Bradshaw.
I). M. Lowry.
W. J. Crosby.
W. A. McLeod.

COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTION:.

W. L. Hughlett, Chairman.
W. A. Russell.
A. M. Wilson.
S. W. Anderson.
W. E. Baker.

COMMITTEE ON MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

W. A. MacWilliams, Chairman.
Lincoln Hulley.
W. H. Malone.
R. H. Rowe.
H. L. Oliver.

Mr. MacWilliams offered the following Resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 1:
"Resolved, The President shall appoint a Committee
on Legislative Expenses to consist of five members."
Which was read.
Mr. MacWilliams moved to adopt the resolution
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Hughlett moved: that 300 copies of the Senate Jour-
nal be printed daily for the use of the members of both
houses and various departments.
Which was agreed to and so ordered.









The following message from the Governor was received:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, Nov. 25, 1918.
Hon. John .B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I desire to call to your attention the fact that the Con-
gress of the United States has forwarded to this State the
National Prohibition Amendment for ratification or re-
jection by the Legislature of this State.
If the Legislature deems it advisable, I would be pleased
to see the said amendment considered by the Legislature
at this extraordinary session.
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The message was read and ordered spread upon the
Journal.
Also the following message from the Governor was or
dered to be read:

STATE OF FLORIDA.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR.
Tallahasee, Florida,
November 21, 1918.

To the Senate and the House of Representatives:

I have called this extraordinary session of the Legis-
lature for the purpose of enacting laws which I deem
absolutely necessary to be passed at this time and call
your attention to the following recommendations:

PROHIBITION LAW TO PREVENT INTOXICAT-
ING LIQUORS BEING SHIPPED INTO THE
STATE

The first law which will claim your attention is one to
prevent the shipping in of large quantities of liquors
and beverages, whether spirituous, vinous or malt, as can
be done under the present conditions. While the electors
of Florida, on November 5th, 1918, adopted an amend-
ment to Article XIX of the State Constitution, which









amendment provides, that the manufacture, sale, barter,
or exchange of all alcoholic, intoxicating liquors or bev-
erages were to be prohibited in the State forever, the
over-ruling of the 'one quart a month law, by the de-
cision of the Supreme Court, leaves the matter of ship-
ping into the State of Florida free and open to any and
all persons who desire to do so as far as the State laws
are concerned. It is true that the Webb-Kenyon Act
and the Reed Amendment passed by Congress, regulates
the shipping in of intoxicating liquors and beverages,
as far as the United States Government is concerned;
but the authorities of the State of Florida have no juris-
diction over the liquors thus shipped into this State, and
to allow immense quantities thereof to come into the
State between now and April 1st, untrammeled, will so
pollute the morals of the people of the State, that I, as
Governor, have called you together to pass a law effec-
tive at once to prevent the shipping of liquor into the
State, or from one County to another. I, therefore,
most earnestly request you to enact such a law.

AUTOMOBILE LICENSE TAX LAWS

The second matter to which I call your attention is
that relating to automobile license taxes. As judiciously
construed, a loss of $35,000.00 to the State for this year,
and in addition, the same, or a larger amount next year
will result, if not remedied before January 1st, 1919.
Under the practical or departmental construction of
Chapter 7275, the Comptroller collected a registration
fee of $12.00 on all machines of more than 25, and not
over 40, horsepower, regardless of seating capacity.
After the law had been in practical operation for six
months or more, under this construction, the Supreme
Court, by a divided Court, adopted a different view, mak-
ing the seating capacity the test in certain instances, in-
stead of horsepower. The effect of this decision is to
bring a large number of expensive and high powered
cars within the smaller classification, discriminating
against persons owning small cars and destroying the
uniformity of horsepower classification, which I am ad-
vised obtains in practically all States.
Under the operation of the Statute, as construed by









the Court, a seven passenger car of less than 25 horse-
power, has too many passenger to go in the B class and
not sufficient horsepower to be registered under Series
C, making it doubtful whether any law is applicable to
a machine of this classification. If it was the intention
of the Legislature to use horsepower as the rule by which
registrations were to be measured, as I believe to be the
case, it is necessary that this be made clear by amend-
ing the law to overcome the effect of the decision of the
Supreme Court and thereby render unnecessary an ap-
propriation of not less than $35,000.00 to refund to these
persons from whom the larger registration fees were
collected in 1918, and prevent a loss of at least $35,-
000.00, or more, in 1919, unless action is taken now, as
the license taxes are due January 1st, 1919.

FARM LABOR LAW AND PROTECTION OF AGRI-
CULTURE, DAIRYING AND TRUCKING
IN FLORIDA

The next measure to which I invite your attention is
in regard to the labor conditions in the State of Florida.
brought on by the War, resulting in drawing the labor
from the farms to factories and Shipbuilding Plants.
It is not only the duty of the citizens of Florida to pro-
duce all the food and feed stuffs necessary for our own
people, but it is our duty to produce a surplus to aid
the starving millions in Europe.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE STATE OF
FLORIDA COOPERATING TO INDUCE SOL-
DIERS AND SAILORS TO SETTLE IN
FLORIDA

Florida is fortunate in being the first State to have a
session of the Legislature after the close of the Great
World War. The Federal Government invites coopera-
ation of the State of Florida, in providing means to
induce Soldiers and Sailors, returning from the war. to
become citizens of this State. The Department of the
Interior has sent its agents to confer with the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund on this subject.
In order that you may obtain full information in re-










gard to this proposed plan, which will mean so much
to Florida, I respectfully suggest that you invite Hon,
Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, to address
the Joint Assembly on this subject.

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE STATE INSTITU-
TIONS

There has been great increase in the cost of all com-
modities, food, clothing, fuel, labor, and everything that
goes into the detail of operating the State Institutions.
As a result of this condition, the appropriation for the
Boys' Industrial School at Marianna, and the Florida
Hospital for Insane at Chattahoochee, will be exhausted
before the end of this fiscal year, and leave a deficit.
I respectfully suggest that the conditions at all of the
State Institutions be investigated by a large joint com-
mittee from your Honorable Body.
Respectfully submitted,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
Mr. Malone moved that the further reading of the Gov-
ernor's message be dispensed with and that the same be
spread upon the Journal:
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Stokes reported that Senator Mathis, of the 25th
District, was ill at his hotel and unable to attend today's
session.
The illness of Messrs. Andrews and Crawford was also
reported.
Mr. Calkins moved that the Senate adjourn until 9
o'clock a. m. Tuesday, November 26.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Senate stood adjourned until 9 o'clock
a. m. Tuesday, November 26.


Tuesday, November 26, 1918.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President in the chair.
The roll being called, the following Senators answered
to their names:









Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Butler, Carl-
ton, Cash, Crosby, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou, King, Lowry,
MacWilliams, McLeod, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland,
Rowe, Russell, Singletary, Turner, Wilson-23.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of November 25 was corrected,. and ap-
proved as corrected.
Mr. Hughlett moved that the order for the printing of
300 copies of the Senate Journal daily be changed to 500
copies.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Hughlett offered the following Concurrent Resolu-
tion-
Senate Concurent Resolution No. 3:
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That
in view of the scandal attached to the State Reform
School at Marianna, that the President of the Senate ap
point two members, and the Speaker of the House appoint
three members-a joint committee of five-whose duty it
shall be to proceed at once to Marianna for the purpose
of inquiry and inspection and report to this Legislature
the present condition and needs of this institution.
Which was read.
Mr. Hughlett moved that the rules be waived, and
that Concurrent Senate Resolution No. 3 be taken up
and considered at once. ,
Which was agreed to by a two thirds vote, and
The Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. Hughlett moved to adopt the Resolution.
Mr. Singletary offered the following amendment to the
Resolution:
"That the committee be instructed to report at the next
regular session of the Legislature."
Mr. Singletary moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Calkins moved that further consideration of the
amendment be informally passed over.
Which was agreed to.
The President announced his appointment of the fol-
lowing









COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE.

W. M. Igou, Chairman.
J. G. Calkins. fc
S. W. Anderson.
R. H. Rowe.
0. M. Eaton.

Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
that the Senate do now take up a message from the
House of Representatives.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the House of Representa-
tives was read:

MESSAGES FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26, 1918.
Ho'. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
adopted:
(Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1.)
Whereas, The Governor has called the Legislature into
extraordinary session and has specified in the call for
same four matters for legislative action, said matters
being:
1. Passage of an act to prohibit shipment into this
State of alcoholic beverages after January 1, 1919, on
which date the constitutional amendment for statewide
prohibition becomes effective.
2. Amendments to the automobile tax laws so as to
gain more revenue for the State and provide maintenance
for State highways, without which Florida would lose
an immense amount of federal aid for roads.
3. An act or resolution for co-operation with the fed-
eral government in settling returned soldiers on farms
in this State.
4. An act making sufficient provision and appro-
priation for the several institutions of the State, presuim-










ably the Industrial School for Boys in particular; and
Whereas, It is wise and proper in the interest of econ-
omy that the business of this session be expedited to the
end that the expense of this session shall not be a greater
burden upon the taxpayers than is absolutely necessary
under the call for its convening; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring, That there be constituted four joint commit-
tees, five members on each committee on the part of the
Senate and five members on the part of the House, said
committees to be known as:
Committee on Temperance,
Committee on Finance and Taxation,
Committee on Immigration, and
Committee on State Institutions.
To whom shall be referred such portions of the nies-
sage of the Governor as should be properly considered
by said committees with instructions to report comm:it-
tee bills covering said subjects if the said committees de-
termine a bill or bills should be reported, and in the event
a bill or bills be reported, then the Committees on Tem-
perance and Finance and Taxation shall first report to
the Senate and the Committees on Immigration and State
Institutions shall report to the House; and be it further
Resolved, That a committee similarly constituted and
appointed as the said foregoing committees shall be ap-
pointed to be known as the Committee on Miscellaneous
Legislation, to whom shall be referred all measures not
embraced in the subject matter of the Governor's call
and the Governor's further messages, if any, suggesting
additional proposed legislation.
With the following amendment:
Strike out the words "on temperance and taxation
shall first report to the Senate and the Committee on
State Institutions and Immigration shall report to the
House" and insert in lieu thereof the following: "All
joint committees shall report to the House of Represen-
tatives and the Senate bills referred to them simultan-
eously, or as near thereto as possible."
Very respectfully,
JOHN G. KELLUTM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.









Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Senate concur in the
amendment to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, as amended,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
And the concurrence of the Senate to the amendment
was ordered to be certified to the House of Represen-
tatives immediately.

Mr. Igou offered the following Resolution:
Senate Resolution No. 2:
Be it Resolved, That the Committee on Legislative
Expenses be authorized to employ one extra stenog-
rapher.
Mr. Igou moved to adopt the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The following attache for the extraordinary session was
duly sworn in by Hon. John L. Moore:
Stenographer-Miss Josephine Drane.
Mr. Lowry moved that the Senate now take a recess
until 11 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.

The Senate reconvened at 11 o'clock a. m., pursuant to
recess.
The roll was called, and the following Senators an
swered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Butler. Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Igou,
King, Lowry, McLeod. Moore, Plympton, Roland, Russell,
Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-23.
A quorum present.

By permission-
Mr. Singletary introduced-
Senate Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled An Act making the sum of $25,000
appropriated for maintenance for the Boys' Industrial
School at Marianna by the Legislature of 1917, available
for the use of the Board of Commissioners of State Insti
tutions for the maintenance of said school at this time.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on State Institutions.










A message from the Governor.
Mr. Igou moved that the Senate go into executive ses-
sion.
Which was agreed to.
And the Senate closed the doors at 11:10 o'clock a. m.

At 11:20 the doors were opened, and the roll was called.
The following Senators answered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Butler, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley,
Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore,
Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary,
Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-28.
A quorum present.
A message from the Governor.
On motion, the Senate went into executive session at
11:22.
At 11:35 the doors were again opened.
The roll was called, and the following Senators
answered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Butler, Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,
Hulley, Igou, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod,
Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Singletary,
Stokes, Turner, Wilson-26.
A quorum present.

The following message from the Secretary of State was
read:
Office of the Secretary of State,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 26, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
My Dear Sir:
In conformity with the requirement of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you,
for the consideration of the Senate, the following vetoed
Acts with the Governor's objections attached thereto, viz.:
"An Act to amend the charter of the City of Cocoa,
Florida, relating to the qualifications of electors."
"An Act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6532 of the
Laws of Florida, approved June 4th, 1913, being an Act









relating to the Shell Fish Industry of the State of Flor-
ida, and to repeal Section 21 of Chapter 6877 of the Laws
of Florida, approved, May 25th, 1915. being an Act to
Protect and Regulate the Salt Water Fishing Industry
of the State of Florida."
"An Act for the relief of B. B. Johnson, County Judge
of Hamilton County, Florida, for loss of fees during his
suspension from said office."
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in mu-
nicipal elections to be held in the municipality of the City
of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida."
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
all municipal elections, to be held in and for the Munici-
pality of the City of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida."
"An Act for the relief of J. H. Patterson, former Coun-
ty Commissioner of the Fifth County Commissioner's Dis-
trict of Duval County, Florida, for loss of compensation
during his suspension from said office."
"An Act to adjust the claims of the City of Miami and
the Florida East Coast Railway Company to lands in said
city and in the waterfront thereof; to authorize the said
city to convey as a part of said adjustment lands in the
park strip lying along Biscayne Bay and water and sub-
merged and filled lands in said waterfront; and as a part
of said adjustment to make a grant by the State of Flor-
ida to the said parties of water and submerged and filled
lands."
"An Act to establish the municipality of the town of
Aurentia under the commission system of municipal gov-
ernment and to prescribe its jurisdiction and powers; and
granting equal political rights to men and women in the
town elections and affairs."
"An Act to organize a municipal government for the
City of Vero, in the County of St. Lucie. of the State of
Florida, and to provide for its jurisdiction and govern-
ment."
Yours very truly,
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.

An Act to amend the charter of the City of Cocoa,
Florida, relating to the qualifications of electors.
Was taken up and read. together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill. as follows:









Executive Office,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 551, which
originated in the Senate:
"An Act to amend the charter of the City of Cocoa,
Florida, relating to the qualifications of electors."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
The proposed bill has for its purpose to extend the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of
this State. This section of the. Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Constitution
is limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of the
Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am of the
view that until the Constitution is amended such limita-
tion of qualified electors should control all elections,
both State, county and city.
I think, therefore, that the proposed bill should not be;
come a law, and I withhold my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully.
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question was put "Shall the bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Baker, Bradshaw, Butler, Calkins,
Carlton, Cash. Crosby. Eaton, Hughlett, Lowry, MacWil-
liams, Malone, McLeod, Oliver, Plympton. Roland, Rowe,
Singletary, Stokes. Turnbull, Wilson-21.
Nays-Mr. President, Senators Anderson. Igou, King.
Moore, Russell, Turner-6.
So the Bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.
An Act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6532 of th0
Laws of Florida, approved June 4th, 191., being an Act










relating to the Shell Fish Industry of the State of Flor-
ida, and to repeal Section 21 of Chapter 6877 of the
Laws of Florida, approved May 25th, 1915, being an Act
to protect and regulate the salt water fishing industry
of the State of Florida.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Xr
ticle III of the Constitution of the State of Florida. I
return you herewith without my approval Senate Bill
No. -, which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6532 of the
Laws of Florida, approved June 4th, 1913, being An -A t
relating to the Shell Fish Industry of the Stale of Flor-
ida, and to repeal Section 21 of Chapter 6877 of the
Laws of Florida, approved May 25th, 1915, being An Art
to protect and regulate the salt water fishing industry
of the State of Florida."
My objections to this bill are as follows:
The title of the Act is not objectionable. Section I of
the Act is entirely too broad and would have a ten-
dency to militate against and render uncertain just and
legitimate advertisements. The law of Caveat Emptor, to-
gether with the General Statutes governing false pr,
tenses, should suffice to take care of the general com-
mercial conditions which might properly be controlled
by this bill.
This being true, I think it best that I should with-
hold my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
Mr Malone moved that the foregoing bill be made the
special order for consideration at 3:30 o'clock this after-
noon.
Which was agreed to.

An Act for the relief of B. B. Johnson, County Judge









of Hamilton County, Florida, for loss of fees during his
suspension from said office.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
SCapitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 623,
which originated in the Senate:
"An Act for the relief of B. B. Johnson, County Judge
of Hamilton County, Florida, for loss of fees during his
suspension from said office."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
I think that the conclusion of the Senate by reinstat-
ing B. B. Johnson to office was not based upon a proper
and consistent consideration of the charges, specifica-
tions and testimony.
I, therefore, think it best that I should withhold my
approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question was put "Shall the bill pass, the .Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Brad-
shaw, Butler, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,
Hulley, Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone,
Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Single-
tary, Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-27.
Nays--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And ":he same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.

An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
municipal elections to be held in the municipality of the
City of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida.









Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johmson, '
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
to you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No.
455, which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
municipal elections to be held in the Municipality of the
City of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
The proposed bill has for its purpose to extend the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of tl.is
State. This Section of the Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Constitution
is limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of the
Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am of the
view that such limitation of qualified electors should
control all elections, both State, county and city, until
the Constitution is amended.
I think, therefore, that the proposed bill should not
become a law, and I withhold my approval from the bill..
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question was put "Shall the bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw, But-
ler, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,
Hulley, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, Oliver, Plympton,
Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull,
Wilson-22.
Nays-Mr. President, Senators Igou, King, Moore. Tur-
ner-5.
So the bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.









And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.

An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in all
municipal elections, to be held in and for the municipal-
ity of the City of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1918.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
*capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 533, which
originated in the Senate:
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in all
municipal elections, to be held in and for the Municipal-
ity of rhe City of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
The proposed bill has for its purpose to extend the
right o:& suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of
this State. This Section of the Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Constitution
are limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of
the Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am
of the view such limitation of qualified electors should
control all elections, both State, county and city, until
the Constitution is amended.
I think, therefore, that the proposed bill should not be
come a law, and I withhold my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question was put "Shall the bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas--Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw, Butler.
Carlton, Caish, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry,
MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Oliver, Plympton, Ro-









land, Rowe, Russell, Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull, Wil-
son-23.
Nays-Mr. President, Senators Igou, King, Moore,
Turner-5.
So the bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.

An Act for the relief of J. H. Patterson, former County
Commissioner of the Fifth County Commissioner's Dis-
trict of Duval County, Florida, for the loss of compensa-
tion during his suspension from said office.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. 1. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 613,
which originated in the Senate:
"An Act for the relief of J. H. Patterson, former
County Commissioner of the Fifth County Commission-
er's District of Duval County, Florida, for loss of corn-
pensation during his suspension from said office."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
I think that the conclusion of the Senate by reinstating
J. H. Patterson to office was not based upon a proper
and consistent consideration of the charges, specifica-
tions and testimony.
I, therefore, think it best that I should withhold my
approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATS.
Governor.
The question was put, "Shall the bill pass, the Gover-
nor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw,
Butler, Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,









Hulley, Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, Mc-
Leod, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell,
Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-28.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.

An Act to adjust the claims of the City of Miami and
the Florida East Coast Railway Company to lands in
said City and in the waterfront thereof; To authorize
the said City to convey as a part of said adjustment
lands in the Park Strip, lying along Biscayne Bay and
water and submerged and filled lands in said waterfront;
and as a part of said adjustment to make a grant by the
State of Florida to the said parties of water and sub-
merged and filled lands.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 9th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of Florida, I return you here-
with without my approval Senate Bill No. 387, which
originated in the Senate:
"An Act to adjust claims of the City of Miami t;nd
the Florida East Coast Railway Company to lands in
said city and in the waterfront thereof; to authorie the
said city to convey as a part of said adjustment lands
in the park strip lying along Biscayne Bay and water
and submerged and filled lands in said waterfront; an,'
as a part of said adjustment to make a grant by the
State of Florida to the said parties of water ind sub-
merged and filled lands."
My objections to this bill are as follows:
Sections 1 and 2 of the bill grant without conipensa-
tion certain rights of the State of Florida.









Riparian rights are, as they should be, now regulated
by General Law and not be dependent upon local Stat-
utes.
This being true, I think it best that I should withhold
my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
G] governor.
The question was put "Shall the bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Brad-
shaw, Butler, Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Eaton, Hughlett,
Hulley, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, McLeod, Oliver, Ro-
land, Russell, Turnbull, Wilson-20.
Nays-Senators Crosby, Igou, Malone, Moore, Plymp-
ton, Rowe, Singletary, Stokes, Turner.-9.
So the bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.
An Act to establish the Municipality of the town of
Aurentia under the commission system of Municipal gov-
ernment, and to prescribe its jurisdiction and powers;
and granting equal political rights to men and women
in the town elections and affairs.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office.
Tallahassee,, June Sth, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 511,
which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to establish the Municipality of the town of
Aurentia under the commission system of municipal gov-
ernment and to prescribe its jurisdiction and powers;
and granting equal political rights to men and women
in the town elections and affairs."









My objections to this bill are as follows:
Sections 3 and 6 expressly exclude the right of the
town authorities to levy and collect taxes.
Section 7 and other provisions of the bill extends the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated by the provi-
sions of the State Constitution. Section 1 of Article 6
of the Constitution provides that qualified electors at all
elections under the Constitution is limited to male per-
sons. The spirit and purpose of the Constitution is that
laws shall be uniform. I am of the view that until the
Constitution is amended such limitation of qualified elec-
tors should control all elections, both State, county and
city.
Section 26 also contains an extension of riparian
rights which is and should be controlled by General
Statutes.
Section 32 limits the liability of the town for any
"debt or damage in excess of the cash which may be at
the time in the town treasury." Such liability should
not be limited to the amount of cash which may be "at
the time in the town treasury," which limitation would
be both unnecessary and inconvenient for the proper ad-
ministration of the town government.
The iGeneral Statutes governing cities and towns af-
fords a better system of control than this bill.
I, therefore, withold my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question was put, "Shall the Bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw, Carlton,
Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry,
MacWilliams, Malone, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland,
Rowe, Russell, Singletary. Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-22.
Nays-Mr. President, Senators Igou, King, Turner-4.
So the Bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.

An Act to organize a Municipal government for the
City of Vero, in the County of St. Lucie of the State of









Florida, and to provide for its jurisdiction and govern-
ment.
Was taken up and read, together with the Governor's
veto attached to the Bill, as follows:
Executive Office,
Tallahassee, June 2nd, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir: .
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida,' I return
herewith without my approval the following measure
Senate Bill No. 566, which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to organize a municipal government for the
City of Vero, in the County of St. Lucie of the State of
Florida, and to provide for its jurisdiction and govern-
ment."
My objections to this measure are as follows:
The Constitution provides Section 24, Article III, that
"The Legislature shall establish a uniform system of
county and municipal government, which shall be ap-
plicable, except in cases where local or special laws are
provided by the Legislature that may be inconsistent
therewith."
The manifest purpose and intent of this constitutional
provision is that the system of municipal government
shall be uniform and in pursuance of this constitutional
provision the Legislature has undertaken by general law
to establish a uniform system for the government of mu--
nicipalities and a charter so established would not only
be more consistent with the Constitution, but also would
more nearly secure justice and satisfactory laws to those
immediately affected.
Section 33 of this Act undertakes to control and regu-
late locally riparian rights which subject is and should
be controlled by the General Statutes.
Section 39 is too broad in authorizing the City Coun-
cil to create indebtedness in effect the same as bond is-
sues without referring the same to the proeprty own-
ers.
Section 47 of this Act is too broad in authorizing the
City Council to "pave" or otherwise improve any df the









streets of the city without referring the same to the
property owners to be affected.
This being true, I deem it best to withhold my ap-
proval from the Act, and I, therefore, return you here-
with the same.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question was put, "Shall the Bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the. contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Mr. President, Senators Baker, Bradshaw, Butler, Cal-
kins, Carlton, Cash, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, MacWil-
liams, Malone. Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe,
Russell, Stokes, Turnbull-20.
Nays-Senators Anderson, Crosby, Igou, King, Lowry,
Singletary, Turner, Wilson-8.
So the Bill passed, title as stated, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.
Mr. Singletary moved that the Senate now take a recess
until 3 o'clock p. m.

Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 12:50 p. m. the Senate took a recess un-
til 3 o'clock p. m. this day.

AFTERNOON SESSION
3 O'CLOCK.

The Senate reconvened pursuant to recess order.
The President in the chair.
The roll was called and the following Senators
answered:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Butler, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou,
King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore;
Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary,
Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-27.
A quorum present.
The President announced the appointment of Commit-
tees on Removals, as follows:









Committee on Removal of Robert H. Roesch, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Manatee County-Messrs. Turnbull,
Chairman, Roland and Eaton.
Committee on Removal of Sheriff King of Clay Coun-
ty-Messrs. MacWilliams (Chairman), Hulley and Cash.
Committee on Removal of Constable Osteen, Consta-
ble of 10th District of Duval County, Fla.-Messrs. Ma-
lone (Chairman), Lowry and Plympton.
Committee on Removal of J. W. Rast, Tax Collector
of Duval County-Messrs. Igou (Chairman), Calkins and
Russell.
Committee on Removal of Sheriff Coleman, of Sumter
County-Messrs. Butler (Chairman), McLeod and King.
Committee on Removal of J. C. Black, Tax Collector
of Liberty County-Messrs. Stokes (Chairman), Single-
tary and Crosby.
By permission-
Mr. Hughlett submitted the following report:
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on State Institutions beg leave
to make the following report:
We respectfully recommend to the Senate and to the
House of Representatives that a committee of three mem-
bers of the House of Representatives, and two members
from the Senate be appointed by the President of the
Senate, nnd the Speaker of the House. respectively, to
visit the Reform School at Marianna, and to report their
findings to this session of the Legislature as soon as pos-
sible.
W. L. HUGHLETT,
Chairman.
R. A. GREEN,
Secretary.
Mr. Hughlett moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.

The hour now having arrived for the special consid-
eration of-
An Act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6532 of the Laws
of Florida, approved June 4th, 1913, being An Act relating
to the Shell Fish Industry of the State of Florida, and
to repeal Section 21 of Chapter 6877 of the Laws of Flar-









ida, approved May 25th, 1915, being An Act to Protect
and Regulate the Salt Water Fishing Industry of the
State of Florida.
The Bill was again read, together with the Governor's
veto as previously read.
The question was put, "Shall the Bill pass, the Gov-
ernor's veto to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw.
Igou, King, Oliver, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Turnbull-10.
Nays-Senators Butler, Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Cros-
by, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry. MacWilliams, Ma-
lone, McLeod, Moore, Plympton, Singletary, Stokes, Tur-
ner, Wilson-18.
So the Bill was not passed, title as stated, and the veto
of the Governor was sustained.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.
The President appointed Messrs. Hughlett and Ander-
son as a committee on the part of the Senate to in-
spect the Reform School at Marianna.
Mr. Carlton moved that the Senate do now adjourn
until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Senate stood adjourned until 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesday. November 27th, 1918.



Wednesday, November 27, 1918.

The Senate met at 10 o'clock a. m., pursuant to ad-
jourument.
The President in the chair.
The roll being called, the following Senators answered
to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Andreson, Baker, Butler, Cal-
kins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley,
Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod,
Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Single-
tary, Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-26.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.









The Journal of November 26 was corrected, and ap
proved as corrected.
Mr. MacWilliams offered the following resolution:
Senate Resolution No. 3:
Be it Resolved by the Senate, That the Committee on
Legislative Expense be authorized to employ a stenog-
rapher competent to take verbatim testimony to serve
the committees appointed to investigate the matters per-
taining to certain suspensions reported by the Governor;
such stenographer to be compensated on the basis of re-
muneration fixed by the General Statutes of the State
of Florida for court reporters.
By consent-
Mr. MacWilliams withdrew the resolution.

The Committee on Temperance offered the following
Resolution:

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS

The Committee on Temperance offered the following:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution
of the United State prohibiting the manufacture, sale or
transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the im-
portation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from,
the United States and all territory subject to the iuris-
diction thereof for beverage purposes.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Singletary moved that the rule, be waived and
that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4, be taken up
and considered at once.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
The Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. Singletary moved to adopt the Resolution.
Thereupon the roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Butler, Calkins,
Carlton, Cash,, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou,
Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore, Oliver,
Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary, Stokes,
Turner, Wilson-25.
Nays-Senators, Bradshaw,, Turnbull-2.
So Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was adopted.









And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.
Mr. Johnson-
I ask to be excused from voting, as I hold I am not
qualified to vote under the provisions of our Constitu-
tion, having been elected prior to its -submission."
The request was granted.
Explanation of Mr. Turnbull-
I vote "No" on this Resolution because I feel that this
Legislature is not qualified to act upon this question by
reason of prohibition in Section 19, Article 16, of Consti-
tution of Florida.
THEO T. TURNBULL.
The Secretary read the following:
Washington, 10 P. M., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State, Tallahassee, Fla.:
Cannot leave here until after President has left. How
long do you expect to be in session? I am sending sug-
gested outline of bill tomorrow.
FRANKLIN K. LANE.
The telegram was ordered to be spread upon the Jour-
nal.

The following message from the Governor was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 27th, 1918.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Senate Chamber.
Sir:
In sending my message to the Senate and House, con-
cerning the Automobile License Tax, it has been called
to my attention by one of the committee that I did not
include in said message the matter of taxing fire engines,
government trucks, motor trucks engaged in carrying chil-
dren to school, and iron-tired trailers running over the
roads behind rubber-tired trucks, and also the age limit
of chauffeurs.
In order, therefore, that free and full discussion of this
entire act may be had before both houses, I hereby include









in this subsequent message the above important named
subject, or any other subject included in said bill.
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
Which was referred to the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.

The following message from the Governor was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 27th, 1918.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Capitol.
Sir:
As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of State
Institutions. I have the honor to transmit herewith for
the consideration of your Honorable Body a message from
this board.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor, and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF PHYSICIANS ON CON-
DITIONS AT INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

Since so much has been said by the newspapers of the
State about the Industrial School for Boys at Marianna,
following the story of Dr. G. A. Klock on his visit to this
institution, and his statement upon conditions relative
thereto, the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions,
composed of the Governor and his cabinet, which Board
has supervision and control of this institution, feels that
the public should be informed more completely upon
the conditions there, and give the reasons for such condi-
tions as exist there that are not up to the high standard
which this Board would like to see maintained. For this
purpose the Board appointed three reputable physicians,
consisting of Dr. N. A. Baltzell, of Marianna, the regular
attending physician at the school; Dr. W. M. Bevis, re-
cently head physician at the Florida Hospital for the Tu-
sane and now Superintendent of that Institution, and Dr.









R. A. Willis, at present State Prison Physician and for
a number of years medical inspector of State convicts, to
inspect the Industrial School for Boys and make a report
upon its health, sanitary conditions and facilities.
Their report is as follows.

REPORT OF PHYSICIAN COMMITTEE.

Marianna, Fla., Nov. 9, 1918.

To the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, Tal-
lahassee, Florida.

Gentlemen: At your request we have this day visited
and inspected conditions at the Florida Industrial School
for Boys at Marianna. After a careful survey of the
buildings, hospital facilities, sewerage system and gen-
eral condition of the institution, we respectfully submit
our findings as follows:
This institution has just passed through the throes of
the recent influenza epidemic, and very few of the in-
mates, officers and help of the institution escaped its rav-
ages. Out of 247 boys all but three came down with it
practically at one time; the assistant superintendent, in
charge of the colored side, and his whole family. The ma-
tron at No. 2 died with it. In fact, very few escaped the
ravages of this insidious disease. At one time it was with-
out water, save what was hauled from nearby sources, be-
cause all three engineers and the boys who helped them
were down sick.
We find that the hospital is very inadequate, being a
small wooden building about 16 by 16 feet, with a bath
room and toilet attached.
There are two cottages for the white boys, the general
plan and construction of which would be a credit to any
institution in the State. The arrangement and archi-
tectural features are unusually good and the heating and
ventilating facilities are all that could be desired and es-
pecially adapted to that type of building. With the ex-
ception of minor repairs needed to the toilets and lava-
tories of Cottage No. 1, very little is needed to put these
buildings in the best of condition.
We find the bed linen and sleeping dormitories for the
white side kept in fairly good shape considering condi-









tions brought about by the recent epidemic. Night cloth-
ing and wearing apparel for white boys is inadequate, but
material is on hand to make up these articles. All things
considered, conditions on the white side are in very good
condition.
At School No. 2 for colored boys we find that they are
more crowded than on the white side. This department
being the first stricken with influenza necessarily suffered
most, as the disease during the first three days at this
school brought down all but two or three of the inmates
and all of the ten officers except two, the death of the
matron being the first to result from the disease. The
night clothing and bed linen was inadequate and in poor
condition, probably due to existing conditions previous
to the epidemic, but there was material on hand to remedy
this shortage. There were a large number of mattresses
that were condemned during the epidemic and there are
still others that should be replaced by new ones. On ac-
count of the shortage of water and help during the epi-
demic the general condition of the building for the colored
boys became very unsanitary, but is now being greatly
improved.
We find that there is on hand an ample supply of al-
most all the necessary food products; the deficiency being
the failure to ration it in proper variety. We do not be-
lieve that sufficient fresh meats and sugars are made a
part of their regular ration. This condition could be eas-
ily offset, as there are plenty of cows and hogs on the place
to supply the fresh meats, and the sugars and sweets at
the institution only need to be properly distributed. The
fault in these particulars is not in any wise chargeable
to your Honorable Board, but to those in charge of the
dietary program, this condition being aggravated by the
shortage of cooks and attendants during the epidemic.
We find the institution provided with a good electric
plant, adequate water works, with a stand-pipe of 75,000
gallons capacity. A modern dairy is being erected.
The general location of this institution is good, the
land being well drained, high, healthful and wholesome.
In our judgment it is necessary, and we recommend
that this institution be supplied with a receiving hospi-
tal and infirmary services, this being necessary so that
all cases received can be isolated, diagnosed and placed
in a clean, sanitary condition on admission before being









allowed to associate with the other inmates, and that
the sick be properly cared for at all times; the immediate
purchasing of new mattresses and destroying of all that
are soiled, torn and rendered useless at this time; an up-
to-date septic disposal sewerage plant, with competent
plumbers and engineers in charge of same, special atten-
tion being given to more modern toilets and plumbing
on the colored side, and that a dietitian skilled in the
value and preparation of food be employed.
In conclusion, we are glad to say that, while all cases
have not been discharged, conditions generally have
greatly improved since the abatement of the epidemic,
and all things considered, we feel that the death rate
of this institution during this scourge was remarkably
low.
Respectfully submitted,
N. A. BALTZELL, M. D.,
Attending Physician.
W. M. BEVIS, M. D.,
Superintendent Florida Hospital for Insane.
R. A. WILLIS, M. D.,
State Prison Physician.
Aside from lack of proper facilities and equipment,
which this committee says is badly needed, and cannot
be provided until funds are made available, the condi-
tions as reported were found to be caused in a large
measure by a most extraordinary epidemic, which for a
season not only had this institution within its throes,
but every city and community throughout the country as
well.
At the time of the visit of Dr. G. A. Klock, U. S. P. H.
S., to the school, the whole institution was stricken with
influenza and more than 95 per cent of the inmates, of-
ficers and employees had been or were down with it, caus-
ing a condition that could not be relieved quickly. While
the purpose of this Board is not to defend any shortcom-
ings due to lack of proper management, it does feel that
when a statement is made about any institution under
unusual circumstances, and when conditions are abnor-
mal, reference thereto should be made in order that the
pjeonle may know the true situation.
Had Dr. Klock told the whole story about this institu-
tion, this statement would hardly be necessary. Did Dr.









Klock say that the Superintendent was not a well man?
That the Assistant Superintendent, in charge of the col-
ored department, with all his family were stricken? Did
he say that one of the matrons died and remained for
hours without attention because the few not in bed had
to give aid to the living? Did he say that the attending
physician, the only Doctor on his feet in Marianna and
surrounding community, had ten times as much to do as
any human being could perform? Did he say that the
school was without water for lack of help to run the pump,
causing the sewers to choke? Did he say that sixty-eight
out of sixty-nine white boys and one hundred and ninety-
six out of one hundred and ninety-eight colored boys were
down practically at one time? Did he say that the din-
ing room used by the negroes, with cement floor, was tem-
porarily converted into a hospital by a physician, to re-
lieve the congestion in their dormitory? Did he say that
as soon as cots could be secured these boys were taken off
the cement floor ? Did he say that the good people of Mari-
anna had been acting as nurses at this institution until
the needs of their own families and surroundings took
them away? Did he say that the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions immediately upon notice, when
nurses or physicians could not be secured elsewhere, sent
the Superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane, with
a corps of nurses to relieve the situation? Did this health
emissary answer the call of humanity by throwing off his
coat, stepping into the breach and trying to relieve those
suffering boys? Did he notify the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions that their personal services were
urgently needed there? Did he remain and with his own
hands administer water to the parching lips of the sick?
Did he take his pad and write prescriptions that might
be used to soothe their fevered brows? No, No; this man
on a mission of mercy and in the pay of the State Board
of Health did none of these things, but instead took his
pad and wrote a sensational story for the press and did
not tell the truth! It must be remembered that the boys
at this school, like all other well-ordered households, as-
sist in the house work, dairying, laundering. pumping sta-
tion, cooking. getting wood and doing the chores general-
ly, but Hun-like, this German Doctor, supposedly sent out
to look after the health of the State, seeks to hold up the
shortcomings of people in distress as a sweet morsel for a









sensational newspaper story for no apparent reason ex-
cept for personal notoriety and to bring discredit on a
stricken institution. Finally, did Dr. Klock, U. S. P. H.
S., visit this school when it was prostrated by disease to
help it or to hurt it?
While conditions at the institution, as shown. by the
report-of Doctors Baltzell, Bevis and Willis, are not all
they should be, they are by no means as bad as the critics
of the State officials would make them appear. The
mortality table shows an exceptionally low death rate
among the inmates. Out of 264 cases of influenza
among the boys there were only eleven deaths. This, com-
pared with the other institutions of like character and
with communities throughout the country, shows a very
low per cent of fatal cases, and disputes the exaggerated
report of Dr. Klock.
When making the appropriation for this school, the Leg-
islature thought it was providing ample funds to carry
it through to the next session, but everybody knows from
actual experience that all living expenses have increased
since then from forty to seventy per cent, for which no
allowance seems to have been made by those so quick to
criticise the management of this institution. It is a well-
known fact that no money in the State Treasury can be
used for any purpose except as specifically appropriated
by the Legislature. At this time a balance of only $2,-
860.94 stand to the credit of this institution, with Sep-
tember and subsequent bills for the year to be paid, which
will more than consume this amount.
In its issue of November 9th, 1918, the Tampa Tribune
has this to say:
"When the Legislature of 1915 was taking hold and sup-
posedly changing conditions and management there, it
developed that the Superintendent of the institution had
been in the habit of drawing for what amount he would
and making no voucher return for this expenditure save
only a "blanket statement" of so much of this, that or
the other thing. In other words, instead of buying on the
credit of the State and having the bills made out and sent
to the proper disbursing officer, he drew down a lump
sum of cash whenever he wanted it and then accounted
for it or not as he saw fit."
This criticism has reference to a time when the institu-









tion was conducted by a Board of Managers who can,
themselves, answer same.
The following is also quoted from The Tribune of No-
vember 9th, 1918:
"Have the high prices for farm produce been such a
temptation, and the inmates made to suffer for proper
food, while the proceeds of the State's farm have been
squandered or diverted to a strange pocket?"
The insinuations made in this item are wholly false,
and The Tribune made them without .any foundation in
fact. An effort to besmirch in the underhand style of this
paragraph is unworthy a great newspaper like the Tribune.
While the press of the State has been harsh in its criti-
cisms, due to the fact that it was not fully informed, this
Board cannot undertake to answer each in detail.
The method of accounting is the same for all institu-
tions and is upon a sound business basis. Purchases are
made upon competitive bids. Only such bills as are
itemized and have the approval of those in charge of
an institution are passed by the Board and sent to the
Comptroller, where they are again carefully audited and
paid by warrant. Once a year the State Auditor ex-
amines the books and accounts of all institutions.
With an epidemic of influenza raging throughout the
Nation, it would indeed be remarkable if this institution,
with over 95 per cent of the inmates, officials and other
help stricken with the disease practically at one time and
unable to get assistance, could maintain its normal san-
itary condition. Upon reflection one must realize that
half of the households of this country, at least, were in
a demoralized state from this same cause.
It might be said in passing that during the last few
months, in an effort to relieve the overcrowded condition
of this institution, at the request of this Board about 100
boys were paroled on the recommendation of the Super-
intendent. There are about 90 of these boys still at the
school for the reason that they have no homes to go to.
As a further precautionary measure the Board has re-
fused to receive more inmates at the school until normal
conditions are restored.
The Board does not hold the Superintendent respon-
sible for the conditions growing out of this epidemic, be-
cause no human being could have prevented it, but it
does hold him accountable for not giving timely alarm,









and promptly removed him. The Board will dismiss all
employees found to be negligent in any respect.
We, therefore, submit this statement to the candid
judgment of the citizens of this State.
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
VAN C. SWEARINGEN,
Attorney General.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
J. C. LUNING,
State Treasurer.
By CHAS. MUNROE,
Chief Clerk.
W. N. SHEATS,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
W. A. McRAE,
Commissioner of Agriculture.
Members Board of Commissioners of State Institutions.
Which was referred to the Committee on State Insti-
tutions.
MESSAGES FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The following message from the House of Represena-
tives was read:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Inviting Hon. F. K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior to
address the Legislature of the State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was referred
to Committee on Enrolled Bills.










The following message from the House of Represen-
tatives was read:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed by a two-thirds vote-
House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the payment
of the per diem and mileage and expenses of members of
the Legislature and the per diem of employees of Legis-
lature.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Sen-
ate thereto.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 1 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Hughlett moved to waive the rules and to place
House Bill No. 1 upon its second reading.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1 was read the second time.
Mr. Hughlett moved that the rules be further waiced
and that House Bill No. 1 be read the third time in full
and be placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the Bill was read the third time.
Upon the passage of House Bill No. 1, the roll was
called and the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Andrews,, Baker, Brad-
shaw, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Hughlett, Hulley, King,
Lowry, Malone, McLeod, Oliver, Roland, Russell, Stokes,
Turnbull, Wilson-19.
Nays-Senators Butler, Eaton, Igou, MacWilliams;
Moore, Rowe, Singletary, Turner-8.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.









The following message from the House of Representa-
tives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26th, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to inform
the Senate that the House of Representatives has
adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
A Concurrent Resolution, expressing the thanks of the
people of the State of Florida to the President and Con-
gress of the United States, all persons in authority and
to the soldiers and sailors who enlisted in the service of
the United States for their participation in the early and
successful termination of the Great War, and memorializ-
ing Congress to take such appropriate action as will re-
sult in the prompt return of all soldiers and sailors to
civil life.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, contained in
the above message; was read the first time and laid over
under the rule.
On motion, the Senate went into executive session at
10:45 A. M.

At 11:05 o'clock the doors were opened.
The roll was called, and the following Senators an-
swering to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley,
Igou, King, Lowry. MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore,
Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary,
Stokes, Turnbull, Turner, Wilson-28.
A quorum present.
Mr. Singletary asked to be excused serving on the com-
mittee to investigate the removal of J. C. Black.
Which was granted.
The President appointed Mr. Bradshaw to take the place
of Mr. Singletary on said committee.









Mr. Moore moved that the rules be waived and that the
Senate do now take up messages from the House of Rep-
resentatives.
Which w,'ti- agree] io by a two-thirds vote.

The following message from the House of Representa-
tives was read:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 27, 1918,
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed by the Constitutional two-thirds majority, the
veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
to-wit:
"An Act to prevent untruthful advertising in the State
of Florida."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Sen-
ate thereto.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And the Bill with the following objections of the Gov-
ernor thereto was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA.
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of Florida, I return you herewith
House Bill Number 549 which originated in the House
of Representatives:
"An Act to prevent untruthful advertising in the State
of Florida."
My objections to this Bill are as follows:
The title of the Act is not objectionable. Section I
of the Act is entirely too broad and would have a ten-
dency to militate against and render uncertain just and









legitimate advertisements. The law of Caveat Emptor,
together with the General Statutes governing false pre:
tenses, should suffice to take care of the general com-
mercial conditions which might properly be controlled
by this Bill.
This being true, I think it best that I should with-
hold my approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The question, "Shall the Bill pass, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding," was put.
The roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw, Butler,
Carlton. Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou,
Lowry, Moore, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Turner, Wilson-
18.
Nays-Mr. President, Calkins, King, MacWilliams,
Oliver, Plympton, Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull-10.
So the Bill failed to pass..
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives.
Mr.. Turner asked for the unanimous consent of the Sen-
ate to be absent on account of illness in his own family
and in the families of the community dependent upon him
for medical aid.
The request was granted.
Mr. Oliver moved that when the Senate adjourns this
afternoon, the hour of adjournment shall be until 10
o'clock on Friday morning, November 29th.
Which was agreed to.
Messrs. Singletary, Oliver, Turnbull and Bradshaw
were excused from further attendance on the body for
today.
Mr. Hughlett stated that he was contemplating visiting
Marianna this afternoon and tomorrow, and asked to be
excused from attendance until his return.
Which was granted.
Mr. Oliver moved that the Senate do now take a recess
until 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Bradshaw moved to amend the motion of Mr. Oliver
that the Senate do now adjourn until 10 o'clock A. M.
Friday, November 29th.
The amendment was lost.









The question then recurred on Mr. Oliver's motion-
That the Senate do now take a recess until 3 o'clock
this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Senate took a recess.



AFTERNOON SESSION.
3 O'CLOCK.

The Senate reconvened pursuant to recess order.
The President in the chair.
The roll was called, and the following Senators an-
swered:
Mr. President, Senators Baker, Calkins, Carlton, Cash,
Crosby, Eaton, Hulley, Igou, King. Lowry, MacWilliams,
Malone, McLeod, Moore, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Rus
sell, Stokes, Turner, Wilson-22.
A quorum present.
The President ordered the Secretary to read the follow-
ing committee appointments:
Committee on Removal of Clements Jaycock-Messrs.
Moore, Chairman; Igou and King.
Committee on Removal of W. L. Clifton-Messrs. Carl-
ton, Chairman; Mathis and Oliver.
Committee on Removal of J. E. Peacock-Messrs. Rowe.
Chairman; Baker and Singletary.
Committee on Removal of Irene Foote and Thurza Wil-
liams, Nurses-Messrs. MacWilliams, Chairman; Ander-
son and Hughlett.
Committee on Removal of T. D. White, Tax Collector
Washington County-Messrs. Hulley, Chairman; Cash
and Wilson.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Senate request the
House of Representatives to return to the Senate House
Bill No. 1, reported to them this morning.
Which was unanimously agreed to.
House Bill No. 1 having been returned to the Senate.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
that the Senate do now reconsider the vote made this
morning by which House Bill No. 1 passed the Sen-
ate.
Which was unanimously agreed to.










Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Senate do now re-
consider the vote by which House Bill No. 1 passed the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
So House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be ,entitled An Act regulating the payment of
the per diem and mileage and expenses of members of
the Legislature and the per diem of employees of the Leg-
islature.
Was placed before the Senate on its third reading.
By unanimous consent-
Mr. MacWilliams offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 1:
Make new Section 2: The sum of $10,000.00 or so
much thereof as is necessary, is hereby appropriated out
of the General Revenue Fund to carry out and cover
the expenditures provided under this Act.
Mr MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was unanimously agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved to waive the rules and that
House Bill No. 1, as amended, be placed upon its pas-
sage.
Which was unanimously agreed to.
Upon the passage of the Bill the roll was called, and
the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. President, Senators Baker, Butler, Calkins,
Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hulley, Igou, MacWil-
liams, McLeod, Moore, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell,
Turner, Wilson-19.
Nays-None.
So the Bill, as amended by the Senate, passed, title
as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately. "
Mr. Moore moved that the Senate do now adjourn until
10 o'clock Friday, November 29.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock, Fri-
day morning, Nov. 29th.









Friday, November 29, 1918.



The Senate met at 10 o'clock A. M., pursuant to ad-
journment.
The President in the chair.
The roll being called, the following Senators answered
to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Baker, Bradshaw, Butler,
Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Eaton, Hulley, Igou, King, Low-
ry, MacWilliams, Malone, Moore, Plympton, Roland,
Rowe, Russell, Turnbull, Wilson-19.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Jonrnal was dispensed with.
The Journal of November 27 was corrected as to typo-
graphical errors.
The following corrections of the Senate daily Jour-
nal of Wednesday, November 27, (Bound Journal Pages
35-42) were made in open session.
On page 3 of the Senate daily Journal dated Novem-
ber 27, 1918, strike out from the printed copy of the
said Journal of that date lines 32 to 41, inclusive, and
strike out all of pages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and the first 29
lines of page 10 and insert in lieu thereof the follow-
ing:
The following communication, accompanying the
above, was read
Tallahassee, Fla., November 26th, 1918.
To the Senate and House of Representatives-
Gentlemen:
Criticisms of the management of the Boys' Industrial
School at Marianna have been so general recently that
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions feels
that it should make report on said Institution at this
time.
At School Number One, for white boys, there are sev-
eral brick buildings, superintendent's home and two cot-
tages, well suited to their purposes; a dining room with
kitchen connecting; school house; work shop; bakery;
barn for horses and mules, dairy barn, in the making,
and other small out buildings.










At School Number Two, for colored boys, there are
two dormitories, with school rooms, built of brick; din-
ing room, kitchen and stable barn.
The average attendance of inmates for the six mouths
from July to December, 1917, inclusive, for white boys
was 99; for colored boys, 241, or 340 in round numbers.
The average attendance for the six months from -Ian-
uary to June, 1918, inclusive, was for white boys, 104;
for colored boys, 235, or 340 general average. The aver-
age attendance for the three months from July to Sep-
tember, 1918, inclusive, was for white boys, 105; for col-
ored boys, 219, or a general average of 324. On the
23rd day of this month there were 60 white boys and
174 colored boys in attendance, making a total of 234.
In October an epidemic of influenza, that had this
country within its grip, made its appearance at this
school and soon prostrated the whole institution, officers,
inmates and help coming down with it practically at
one time. Of the matrons, one died from it ait the be-
ginning of the scourge, and out of 267 boys in the ins .i
tution, 264 had it. We lost ten boys from this cause.
Immediately upon notice this board instructed the
superintendent to employ all necessary help locall.y. as
it was impossible to get assistance elsewhere. Dr. W.
M. Bevis, superintendent of the Hospital for Insane at
Chattahoochee, and as many nurses as could be spared
from that institution, were sent to the school to assist
in relieving the situation. The dining room, with cement
floor on the colored side, was converted into a temporary
hospital by the physician to relieve the crowded condi-
tion in their dormitory. The engineers, laundrymen and
cooks became incapacitated from the disease, which in-
creased the difficulties. As a result the plant became
without lights and water, causing the sewers to choke
up, making sanitary conditions very bad, indeed, on the
colored side. The clothing and bed linen became filthy
and the nourishment was not sufficient and properly ra-
tioned for the sick.
The funds provided for this institution have nev*".
been sufficient to enable the management to put it ir
first-class condition. The appropriation for this school
made at the last session of the Legislature were as fol-
lows:









Last six months of 1917 maintenance ................. $25,000.00
For 1918 maintenance .................................................... 25,000.00
For first six months of 1919 for maintenance 25,000 00
Used from the emergency appropriation in
19 17 ................................................... ... ............................................ 4,860 .8 5
Used from the emergency appropriation in
1918 ......................................................................... .................... 2 0,684 .7 6
The deficit brought over from the first six months of
1917 would just about offset the amount expended from
the emergency appropriation for that period.
The average daily amount per boy allowed by the Leg
islature to maintain this institution during the last six
months of 1917-that is, to pay salaries, feed, clothe, edu-
cate, doctor, for fuel, recapture and do the other things
necessary to be done was a fraction less than 40c a dav.
The amount allowed and used up to this time for the
year 19.S was a fraction over 41c a day for each 'boy.
It ~ ill be seen that the sum total provided to maintain
;hls institution is less per capital than the law allows
sheriffs for feeding prisoners two meals a day.
The Legislature and this board thought the appropria-
tions made for this period would be enough to carry the
school through until 1919, but the cost of everything
having increased so much since then until the amount,
though 25% more generous than former appropriations,
has proven to be wholly inadequate to provide for the
school as it should be.
The Boys' Industrial School needs an administration
building on each side, one or two additional cottages for
the white boys and one or two for the colored boys. A
receiving hospital for each side where the boys can be
isolated and taken care of when they come into the in-
stitution and given attention in case of sickness. The
appropriations should be considerably increased so that
the best and most capable persons can be put in charge,
which is now impossible with the amount given the insti-
tution at the present time. To put this school upon a
firm basis and within keeping with the times and prog-
ress of the State, this board recommends appropriations
be made for salaries as follows:
For superintendent per annum ....................................... $2,500.00
Assistant superintendent and farmer, per an-
n u m ........................... ........... .............................. ................... 1 ,2 00 .0 0
Bookkeeper, per annum ......................................................... 1,000.00










Physician, per annum ...................................... ............... 500.00
Two nurses, per annum ..................................................... 1,800.00
Two teachers for white boys, per annum ............ 1,800.00
Three teachers for colored boys, per annum...... 1,800.00
Dietitian and chef, per annum ............................... 1,200.00
Three vocational teachers, per annum .................. 3,600.00
Two guards for white boys. per annum.................. 1,200.00
Four guards for colored boys, per annum............ 2,000.00
Five m atrons, per annum ................................................... 3,"600.00
Two cooks, per annum .................................. ............... 1,200.00
Other help, per annum ................. ............ .................. 1,600.00

$25,000 0"O
Appropriations for maintenance should be upon a basis
of attendance, say fifteen dollars per month each, be-
cause where the attendance is increased and it is grow
ing larger and larger all the time, the per capital amount
is, of course, correspondingly reduced. Put upon this
basis this board will then be in a position to place the
school upon a plane which will be a credit to the State.
Owing to the health conditions caused by the influenza,
as above stated, this board stopped receiving inmates
at the school until the disease could be stamped out.
At present we have only a few cases of influenza, and
these are convalescing. As soon as the board is satisfied
that there is no longer any danger from influenza, the
school will be reopened and the public notified.
This school is now in charge of a temporary super-
intendent until a permanent officer can be selected for this
place.
This board will be glad to have your Honorable Body
visit the school or send a committee of your members to do
so and make a thorough investigation into the affairs of the
institution, with such recommendations as they may deem
advisable.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
VAN C. SWEARINGEN,
Attorney General.









ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
J. C. LUNING,
Treasurer.
W. N. SHEATS,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
W. A. M'RAE,
Commissioner of Agriculture
Also-

The following correction of Senate daily Journal of
November 27th was made:
On page 14, transfer lines 31 to 41, inclusive, and in-
sert the same between lines 23 and 24 on page 2 of the
Journal of the same date, the said statements having
reference to the vote on Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 4 on said page 2.
The Journal of November 27th as corrected was ap-
proved.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. King offered tUhe following Senate Concurrent
Resolution:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5-
Whereas, The vast natural resources of Florida in
climate, sea coast, soil, forests, streams, lakes, pastures,
fisheries, staple crops, fruits and vegetables and health
and pleasure attributes, as well as many and varied
industries and enterprises, are peculiarly valuable and
attractive, and
Whereas, The policy of the State and of its people
is to welcome and encourage desirable persons who will
assist in developing and improving business and social
conditions in the State for the common good of all;
and
Whereas, The environments of the State are especial-
ly conducive to home building by persons of moderate
means who desire to improve their possessions and con-
serve their health in a balmy climate, amid pleasant,
elevating surroundings; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House concurring, That
the State of Florida hereby offer to co-operate with the
United States in affording to American soldiers and









sailors returning from the recent European War, and
to others, opportunities to procure at reasonable rates,
lands for homes, farms, pastures and other purposes
suited to their needs or to business enterprises, and ex-
tend a cordial welcome to all who come to the State.
The Secretary of State will transmit to the President
of the United States, to the members of the President's
Cabinet, to the President of the Senate and Speaker of
the House of Representatives at Washington, D. C., and
to the Senators and members of Congress from Florida,
each, a certified copy of this resolution.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. King moved that the rules be waived, and that Sen-
ate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 be taken up and considered
at once.
Mr. MacWilliams moved, as a substitute, that Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 5 be referred to the Committee on
Immigration.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

By the Committee on Temperance:
Senate Bill No. 1A:
A Bill to be entitled An Act divesting any person, persons,
firm or corporation of any property rights in certain intoxi-
cating liquors held in custody of the Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs
and Constables of this State, and providing for its destruc-
tion and disposition of containers.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
that Senate Bill No. 1A be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1A was read a second time in full.
And Senate Bill No. 1A was placed on the Calendar of
Bills on the third reading.

CONSIDERATION OF OTHER RESOLUTIONS

House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, by the Legislature of
the State of Florida, tendering thanks of the people of this
State, to the President of the United States, Members of
Congress and all others in authority for their patriotic en-
deavors in speeding the war.









Was taken up and read the second time.
The question was put upon the adoption of the foregoing
Resolution and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted, and or-
dered to be certified to the House of Representatives.
The following message from the Governor was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, November 29, 1918.
lion. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Senate Chamber.
Sir:
As the Legislature was called for the enacting of such
laws as will be of benefit to the people of the State, and in
interest of economy without curtailing efficiency and as
the adoption of the Prohibition Amendment will deprive
this State of a large revenue, heretofore derived from these
licenses, and this deficiency must be made up by additional
taxation, thereby increasing the State millage, or the cur-
tailment of expenses in the exercise of economy in the ad-
ministration of the State's business. The United States
Government having taken over the railroads, telegraphs, tele-
phones and express companies, and under the Act of Con-
gress said companies may not be returned to private owner-
ship, until twenty-one months after a Treaty of Peace has
been signed, thus taking over, and depriving the Railroad
Commission of absolutely any power to exercise the function
for which they were created during that time, assuming that
it will be at least two years before the railroads, telegraphs
and express companies are returned to their .owners.
By the repealing of the laws creating the Railroad Com-
mission of this State, will bring a saving to the tax-payers
of about $70,000.00 for such period. The last Legislature
passed an Act abolishing the Act creating a Tax Commission.
At that time the Governor was of the opinion that such re-
peal was unwise, but circumstances and conditions have now
forced the Governor to the conclusion that under the present
circumstances the repeal of the law creating the Tax Com-
mission would now be wise, and would be advantageous to
an economical administration of the State's business as mem-
tioned above.
The repeal of the law creating the Tax Commission will









mean a saving to the tax-payers of this State of about $15,-
000.00 per year. The Governor, therefore, recommends the
passage of a law repealing the Railroad Commission and the
Tax Commission.
Attention is called to the fact that in the event occasion
should arise that the re-enactment of laws creating the Rail-
road Commission, becomes necessary after they have been re-
turned to their owners, this can be done.
Respectfully
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
Which was referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous
Legislation.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES.

The following message from the House of Representa-
tives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 29, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed-
House Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled An Act regulating the transpor-
tation of intoxicating liquors into counties or precincts
of this State where the sale of intoxicating liquors are
prohibited and providing rules of evidence and a pen-
alty for violation of the Act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Sen-
ate thereto.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 2, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Roland moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 2 be read the second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.










And House Bill No. 2 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Roland further moved that House Bill No. 2 be
read the third time and put upon its passage.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Malone offered the following amendment to House
Bill No. 2:
Strike out the last section and insert in lieu there-
of the following:
This Act shall take effect January 1, 1919.
Mr. Malone moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Rowe moved that further consideration of House
Bill No. 2 be made a special order for this afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Carlton moved as a substitute that further con-
sideration of the Bill be made a special order for to-
morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.
Also-
The following message from the House of Represen-
tatives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 27, 1918.
Honi. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives
has concurred in Senate amendment to-
House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled An Act regulating the payment
of the per diem and mileage and expenses of members
of the Legislature and the per diem of employees of the
Legislature.
Which amendment is as follows:
"Add a new Section 3. The sum of ten thousand dol-
lars, or so much thereof as is necessary, is hereby appro-
priated out of the General Revenue Fund to carry out
and cover the expenditures provided under this Act.
Very. respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.









The following message from the House of Representa-
tives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 27, 1918.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitu-
tion of the United States prohibiting the manufacture,
sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the
importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from,
the United States and all territory subject to the juris-
diction thereof for beverage purposes.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk of House of Representatives.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was referred
to Mr. MacWilliams as a Special Committee on Enrolled
Bills, who was appointed by the President as such Committee.
Mr. Carlton moved that the chairman of the Commit-
tee on Temperance be authorized to have printed such
bills referred to the committee as they should deem ad-
visable.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baker asked to be excused from his attendance
on the Senate until tomorrow morning.
Which was granted.
Also-
The following message from the House of Represen-
tatives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 29, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed-
The following Bill by the constitutional two-thirds









majority, the veto of the Governor to the contrary not-
withstand, to-wit-
"An Act to prohibit unlawful carnal intercourse with
an unmarried female of previous chaste character un-
der the age of eighteen years, and to provide penalty
for the punishment of such offense."
Very respectfully,
J. 'G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And the Bill, contained in the above message, was
read.
The question was put, "Shall the Bill pass, the veto
of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding?"
The roll was called, and the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Baker, Bradshaw, Cros-
by, Eaton, Hulley, MacWilliams, Malone, Roland, Rowe,
Russell, Wilson-12.
Nays-Senators Carlton, King, Moore-3.
Not a quorum voting.
Mr. Carlton moved that the Senate do now take a
recess until 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Thereupon at 12:45 o'cloock the Senate took a recess.
AFTERNOON SESSION,
4 O'CLOCK.
The Senate reconvened, pursuant to recess order.
The President in the chair.
The roll was called, and the following Senators an-
swered:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw, Calkins,
Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, King,
Lowry, MacWilliams, McLeod, Moore, Oliver, Plymp-
ton, Roland, Rowe, Singletary, Turnbull, Wilson-22.
A quorum present.
The passage of
An Act to prohibit unlawful carnal intercourse with an
unmarried female of previous chaste character under the
age of eighteen years, and to provide penalty for the punish-
ment of such offense.
Pending at the hour of recess this morning was, taken up
and again read, together with the Governor's veto, for the
information of the Senate.
Upon the passage of the Bill the roll was called and the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw, But-









ler, Calkins, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, King,
Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Oliver, Plympton,
Roland, Rowe, Singletary, Turnbull, Wilson-22.
Nays-Senators Carlton, Moore-2.
So the Bill passed, the veto of the Governor to the con-
trary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House of
Representatives.
Mr. Calkins, Chairman of the Committee on the Suspen-
sion of J. W. Rast, asked permission for members of the
committee to be absent on committee work during the ses-
sion.
Which was granted.
The President announced that he was about to sign Sen-
ate Concurrent Resolution No. 4.
Concurrent Resolution ratifying the proposed amendment
to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the
manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors
within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation there-
of from the United States and all territory subject to the
jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes.
The same was duly signed by the President and Secretary
of the Senate and referred to Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman
of the Special Committee for transmission to the Enrolling
Committee of the House of Representatives:
Mr. Hughlett, Chairman of the Special Committee ap-
pointed to inspect the Reform School at Marianna, asked
permission for the members of the committee to be absent
on committee work during the session.
Which was granted.
By unanimous cansent-
Mr. MacWilliams submitted the following report:
Tallahassee, Fla., November 29, 1918.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate;
Hon. George II. Wilder,
Speaker of the House.
Sirs:
Your Joint Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation,
to whom was referred the Governor's Message, recom-
mending the repeal of the law providing for the Tax Com-
mission, beg leave to report that we have had same un









der consideration and herewith submit a bill providing
for the repeal of the Tax Commission law.
Respectfully submitted,
W. A. MaicWILLIAMS,
Chairman Joint Committee.
LINCOLN HULLEY,
R. H. ROWE,
W. H. MALONE.
On Part of Senate.
MURRAY SAMS,
Secretary Joint Committee.
S. A. HINELY,
W. A. DEAS,
N. J. WICKER,
On Part of House.
Senate Bill No. 2, referred to in the foregoing report:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the State fax
Commission and to repeal Chapter 6500 of the Laws of
Florida, approved June 7, 1913, to provide for the dispo-
sition of all property, books and records of said Commis-
sion and to repeal all laws in conflict with the provi-
sions of this Act.
Was taken up and read the first time by its title.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 2 be read the second time by ils little
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Bill No. 2 was read the second time by its
title, and was placed on the calendar of bills on third
reading.
By unanimous consent-
Mr. Turnbull, Chairman of the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, introduced-
Senate Bill No. 3:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6 of
Chapter 7275, Laws of 1917, entitled An Act to license
and regulate the running of motor vehicles on the public
roads and highways and to provide for the registration
thereof; to fix the amount of annual license to be paid
in the State Treasury; to provide for and distribute
among the several counties of the fund thus created and
the expenditure of same on State and State aid roads
and bridges; to provide penalties for the violation of cer-
tain sections thereof; to amend Chapter 5437, Acts of










1905, entitled "An Act regulating the running of automo-
biles or motor vehicles on the public roads or high-
ways in the State of Florida;" and also to amend Chap-
ter 6881, Acts of 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Chap-
ter 6212 of the Acts of the Legislature of 1911, same
being entitled "An Act to license automobiles and
other motor-driven vehicles using the public roads or
highways of the State of Florida, either for 'hire or other-
wise.
Which was read the first time by its title, and Senate
Bill No. 3 was placed on the calendar of bills on second
reading.
The following communication from the Secretary of
State was read:
Office of the Secretary of State,
State of Florida,
Tallahassee, November 29, 1918.
Honorable J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
My Dear Sir:
I herewith transmit suggested outline of bill for co-
operation between the State and the United States to
provide employment and homes for soldiers, sent me
by Honorable Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the In-
terior, Washington, D. C.
Yours very truly,
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
Which was referred to the Committee on Immigration.
The President announced that he was about .to sign the
following Bill:
An Act regulating the payment of the per diem and mile-
age and expenses of members of the Legislature and the per
diem of employees of the Legiislature.
The foregoing Bill was duly signed by the President and
Secretary of the Senate and referred to Mr. MacWilliams, as
Special Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Mr. Carlton moved that the Senate do now adjourn until
10 o'clock tomorrow a. m.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Senate stood adjourned until 10 o'clock
*a. m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 1918.









Saturday, November 30, 1918.



The Senate met at 10 o'clock A. M. pursuant to ad-
journment.
The President in the chair.
The roll being called, the following Senators answered
to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw, Butler,
Calkins, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou,
King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore,
Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary,
Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-26.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of November 29 was corrected and ap-
proved as corrected.
Mr. Hughlett, chairman of the Joint Committee to In-
spect the Reform School at Marianna, submitted the fol-
lowing report:

To the Senate and House of Representatives Now Assem-
bled at Tallahassee, Fla.:
The undersigned committee having been duly appointed
by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House
to visit the Reform School at Marianna and report their
findings as early as possible to this Legislature beg leave
to submit the following report:
We reached Marianna on the night of the 27th of No-
vember, 1918, and on the morning of November the 28th
we visited this institution. Upon arrival there we sought
out the acting superintendent, and, accompanied by him,
we visited first Cottage No. 1 for white boys. which is a
substantial two-story brick building in good condition.
In this building we found on the first floor three sick boys,
their troubles we did not learn, their condition was un-
tidy and apparently uncomfortable; this is one of the
buildings in which influenza had prevailed and the beds
upon which these three patients were are the same as
those that are hereinafter described. Upon further exam-









nation of this building we found it in a very unsanitary
condition. The floor apparently had not been scrubbed
in weeks. We found the mattresses wet and very dirty
and uneven from wear and bed linen very untidy after
being made up for the day and did not appear to have
ever been laundered. The flush closets were not in work-
ing order, many of them in filthy condition.
We found the basement of this building sopping wet,
due to carelessness and lack of discipline, the water and
trash on the floor presented a deplorable condition. We
found also the basement furnace out of commission, and
showed that no attempt was made to care for it, and
no heat in this building and no way to provide it.
We next visited the second floor used as a dormitory;
we found a well-lighted room and beds well arranged, but
in a deplorable condition, the mattresses and linen almost
beyond comprehension; the floor dirty and apparently
had not been scrubbed for weeks. One of the drinking
fountains was out of commission, the key being lost, an-
other one dirty, unfit for use and the linen closets in dis-
order, blankets having been thrown in carelessly, some
kind of white powder thrown around and appeared that
no attempt was made to have it in order. We found
the numerous radiators in this room nearly covered with
tobacco spit, apparently done by the boys.
We next visited Cottage No. 2 for white boys and found
it in practically the same condition, except that the read-
ing and recreation room was in good order, but no sign
that they had been used in weeks or months and nothing
there for them to read.
We next visited what is reported as the Hospital, which
is about 300 feet to the rear of Cottage No. 1. This is a
small wooden building, formerly a tenant house, covered
with paper roofing and leaky. We found one window
down from the top and one bed wet from rain. The
mattresses on these beds are torn, full of knots and
beyond description, the springs sagging and broken. It
contains one room for cots and will not hold over four,
it is not now in use and apparently not used for some
time.
We next visited what is called the Cement House, which









is a small room and contains about ninety boxes of tin
shingles, containing one square to the box, two No. 10
Remington Typewriters, ruined, nine cast-off iron beds
and a number of bags of cement, three barrels of slacked
lime, all ruined. This house showed that no use was
made of it.
We next visited the barn, which we found in a very
dilapidated condition, no care being taken of it and many
things of value going to waste, no care being taken of
vehicles or anything else, corn thrown in the barn with
no care and trash all over the grounds. Near this barn
we found a brick cow barn in process of construction,
nothing done to it for some time, two silos being incom-
plete and one complete and reported to be filled.
We next visited the carpenter's shop, which is a small
one-story wooden building rudely constructed, and in
this is the boys' band room in good condition. The
band consists of approximately twenty pieces, which is
now without a leader, the instruments are valuable and
seem to be well cared for. In this building is a small
room which the boys use as a barber shop. In this part
of the ground is the water tower, which appears to be in
good condition.
We next visited the smoke house, which is a very
rudely constructed room about twenty by thirty feet.
We found there several barrels of syrup, being about
twelve barrels (60 gallons each) and thirteen barrels (30
gallons each), some of which the heads were knocked out,
no cover over them and none there to put over them, and
tin measures sitting around. Upon inquiry we were told
that this is the method by which the syrup is removed
from the barrels from time to time as needed. This build-
ing is rudely constructed and not screened. In this room
were stored eight sacks of meal and grits on the cement
floor, reported to be just brought in. and about twelve
sacks in the corner, ruined. The contents of the above
enumerated barrels of syrup we have no way of knowing,
but it was reported to us to be syrup. Also in this room
were four tierces and three half tierces of lard.
We next visited the place called the Bakery. We found
four boys baking bread, these boys were untidy, the tables,
pans and everything in there dirty, greasy and in un-
sanitary condition, and not attempted to be screened.










The bread was made off into loaves of one pound each
and issued in capacity of 140 loaves per day.
We next visited the Dry Goods Store. Here we found
a large quantity of sheeting, both bleached and unbleached,
khaki cloth, many pairs of cotton socks, 156 fleece-lined
undershirts, which appeared to have been there for some
time and not unpacked. Many pairs of discarded hose
and many blankets. All of these goods, except blankets,
looked as if they had been stored for a great while.
We next visited the Grocery Room. We found here a
large barrel of Calumet baking powder, several cases of
same unpacked, and many loose cans, apparently 500 or
600 pounds. We also found here many boxes of soap, wash-
ing powder, cream of wheat, grapenuts, macaroni, milk
and cream, dried apples, and a large variety of eatables,
also three.barrels (wood) and twenty half-barrels of flour.
The-above referred to dry goods and grocery rooms are
small rooms connected except by partition with cement
and dirt floors, which appeared never to have been cleaned,
very damp and most of the things were scattered over
the floor. We were informed that several of the boys
carried keys to these rooms and several things had
been missing.
We next visited the Assembly Hall and School Room.
We found this unceiled, windows broken, stove dilapi-
dated, floor dirty. piano ruined, seats broken and the
piano and seats piled in a corner of the room and not
used.
We next called at the Administration Building, which
we found to be a brick structure and apparently in
good shape, but no order in office and nothing that we
could gain any information from as to the management
of the institution, except the acceptance sheets on file.
We next visited the Mess Hall. We found this to be .in
fairly good condition, but not screened either in front
or rear, tables covered with oil cloth, but clean. The
boys eating out of tin pans with their hands, assisted
by a spoon, not having either knives or forks, their meats
given to them in chunks, no knife or fork to prepare
it with. Their meal consisted of boiled rice, with fresh
pork mixed, baked sweet potatoes, bread without butter
and a tin cup of water. The officers of this institution
were dining in this hall with a much better prepared meal,
the difference of which we do not care to set forth. The









kitchen,. which is in the rear of the mess hall, was in
an unsanitary condition, no screen to rear door, flies were
numerous and tables not clean, nothing appeared to be
in order, or properly cared for.
We next visited the Electric Light and Water Plant.
This we found in good condition, and upon inquiry of
the electrician at the plant, he reported that the lack of
water supply during the time of the epidemic was the
lack of help only, as the machinery was in working or-
der. Near this plant stands a steam laundry, partly con-
structed of bricks made on the place.
We then visited the colored department. Went to
the Mess Hall, where the boys were having dinner, we
found this place well ordered with about 150 boys at
dinner; their meal and the officers' meal consisted of
about the same as previously described for the white boys
and the employees of the other department.
We next visited a three-story structure nearby this build-
ing, (it is used for various purposes), the upper story being
used as a hospital ward, all in good condition and well pre-
sided over by an efficient colored female nurse. We wish
to call special attention to one room in this building presided
over by a colored woman eleven years on duty and head of the
boys' sewing club, where colored boys are taught to operate
a sewing machine to make clothing and other articles used
at this school. We saw them operate and it was wonderful.
We went through the main building of the colored depart-
ment, we found it in fairly good condition, except for some
flush closets broken down, already condemned. In this build-
ing we found the beds and floor in much better condition
than those for the white boys, we noted that the stairway and
hall had been scrubbed and covered with blankets and com-
forts, which we considered extravagant waste. We found that
there was no way to heat this building, except two small
wood heaters in bad condition, with pipes broken, bent, not
secure.
We took a general survey of the grounds at both places and
ascertain that there are fire plugs but no hose and no fire
protection and no fire escapes to the building for white boys,
but fire escapes for colored boys.
We find that at this time there are about 54 white boys
and 160 colored, many of them are absolutely idle, loafing
around with no one to look after them and no system among
them and no instructor of any kind and idleness seems to be









the prevailing feature of the school. Upon inquiry we found
that there is no fire drill practiced at this institution.
On further inquiry we found that there were 266 cases of
influenza at this institution, among this number were eleven
deaths, including one white matron, five white boys and five
colored boys. This death rate compares favorably with the
mortality table of this community.
On inquiry of J. C. Vickery, Assistant Superintendent of
the Agricultural Department, we learned that this institu-
tion consists of 600 acres of land, about 500 acres under cul-
tivation, 350 of which was planted in corn, from which the
yield is estimated at 3,000 bushels, 5 acres in cotton, which
produced one bale, not disposed of, 18 acres peanuts, stacked
but not picked, 7 acres Irish potatoes, average yield of 50
bu. per acre, 18 acres of sweet potatoes, yield not stated, but
represented to be a good yield, about 8 acres in truck, but
practically nothing in the truck line growing at this time.
The live stock consists of 19 mules, 4 horses, 66 cattle, 67
meat hogs, 16 brood sows, 1 Duroc boar, 47 pigs. No sale of
any products from the farm this year except about $300.00
worth of brick. All stock, except hogs, are in only fair con-
dition, but cows not producing much milk, all of farming
implements and vehicles are in dilapidated condition and not
cared for and fences in a bad condition and roads very bad.
Mr. Vickery further stated to this ,Committee that (luring
this year 3,000 pounds of smoked red meat was ordered at
one time bv the Board of State Institutions and received
here, at which time there was about 500 pounds dry salt
meat on hand. This meat was stored and the matron of the
colored department repeatedly made requisition for some of
this meat and often refused and later this meat was found to
be spoiled and 2,000 lbs. of same was buried. And that dur-
ing the time this meat was on hand dry salt meat was occa-
sionally forwarded to this institution.
In an endeavor to acquaint ourselves with the present
needs of this institution we inquired of Acting Superinten-
dent Hentz if requisition for food supplies for the month of
December had been made and he furnished us with the ac-
ceptance sheet from the Board of State Institutions which
was forwarded to him a few days ago. These sheets showed
the following items:
12 barrels Rolled Oats, at 6 1-2c per lb.
10 boxes Laundry Soap.
1 barrel Royal Baking Powder, at 14c per can.









1,000 barrels Best Rice, at 9 3-4c per lb. (We are in-
formed after our arrival at the Capitol that this is an error.)
5 cases Pet Milk, $4.80 per case.
10 cases Washing Powder, $2.90 per case.
50 sacks Roasted and Ground Coffee, 18 1-2c per lb. (We
are informed after our arrival at the Capitol that this is an
error.)
12 cases Macaroni.
I case Bon Ami.
4 cases Toilet Soap, $4.35 per case.
1,500 lbs. Rib Bellies, 30 7-8c per lb.
15 barrels Syrup, 73c per gal.
137 Mattresses, $6.50 each f. o. b. plus 5 per cent.
We beg leave to call attention to a previous statement
lof this report wherein a great number of these articles
are already in abundant supply at this institution, name-
ly, syrup, lard, baking powder, washing powder, soap,
milk, and other articles.
Information was furnished to us by the nurse and the
seamstress that the boys, both white and colored, had not
had a pair of drawers the last two years until recently;
many of them were barefooted at this time and none of
the colored boys had socks to wear until recently and
that the clothing of all the boys is of the coarsest kind
and that last winter not enough cover was furnished for
keeping the boys warm and requisition was repeatedly
made for same to the Superintendent and was ignored.
We had the advantage of an interview with Dr. N. A.
Baltzell, who for eleven years has been the attending
physician for this institution. He informed us that the
deplorable conditions of this institution had existed for a
long time and showed us a copy of a letter which he
wrote to the Board of State Institutions stating that he
had repeatedly called the Board's attention to this condi-
tion, which reports were ignored. He informed us that
he saw the first cases of influenza on the 7th of October,
A. D. 1918, and that he realized and warned the Super-
intendent that an epidemic was impending and prepara-
tion should be made to meet it, which was ignored, but
that on and after the 10th day of October the cases were
so numerous and of such a serious character that he
called for help to the Board of State Institutions and it
was given him from the Hospital at Chattahoochee. That
he visited the institution every day and sometimes two









and three times a day and as far as possible saw all the
sick boys and sick employees and at that time he was
overwhelmed with work in his private practice; that
considering the fact that everybody at the institution was
sick at the same time that the best was done that could
be done and that the death rate justifies this conclusion.
In view of the fact that this institution is intended as a
school for reclamation and training of our defective boys
of both colors and our observation that the institution
is in a deplorable condition and not properly doing this
great and necessary work, we feel compelled to say that
the Board of State Institutions to the best of our informa-
tion has been negligent in visiting this institution and
properly directing its conduct, such negligence having
extended over a period of several years, and that the
Superintendent, lately removed, was unfit for the position
lie held and negligent in the discharge of his plain duties.
We recommend that the sum of twenty-five thousand
dollars ($25,000.00) be now appropriated out of any avail-
able moneys for immediate needs. That the salary of the
Superintendent be increased to twenty-five hundred dol-
lars ($2,500.00) per year in order to better enable the
State to secure the services of a competent business man
and director, and that an assistant superintendent on a
salary of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per year be
employed to have supervision of all farming operations,
and that suitable teachers be employed to train and edu--
cate the boys along the advanced lines for industrial
schools.
We recommend that a small hospital for each section,
one for white, one for colored, be erected and equipped
with emergency instruments and supplies. That the
regular pay of the attending physician be increased to
$50.00 (fifty dollars) per month. That a new building be
erected for the storing of food supplies and dry goods, and
a sanitary bakery be constructed, and that all of the
buildings partly constructed be completed within a rea-
sonable time and all of the buildings both in construction
and to be constructed be built of brick which can be made
at this institution.
We further recommend that this institution be placed
under the supervision of a committee of three (3) well
informed citizens of this State whose duty shall be to
visit and inspect the institution regularly twice a year;










who shall be paid a reasonable per diem and mileage for
such services, and who shall be required to make a writ-
ten report of each visit of their findings in detail, cover-
ing the conduct, condition, needs and expenses of the
institution to the State Board of Institutions, a copy of
said reports to be kept on file by them and a copy to be
filed with each session of the State Legislature.
We realize that this is not a full and complete report,
but not desiring to keep this session of the Legislature
longer than necessary we deem that sufficient information
has been obtained by us to acquaint the Legislature
with the conditions and needs as they now exist and cause
the necessary legislation to meet the emergency.
Respectfully submitted,
W. L. HUGHLETT,
Chairman.
A. S. CREWS,
Secretary.
F. 0. MILLER,
S. W. ANDERSON,
A. C. HAMLIN.
Which was read.
The report was ordered to be spread on the Journal,
and the subject matter of the report was referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
Mr. Butler and the members of his committee on the
Coleman case were excused from the chamber for com-
mittee duty.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Singletary offered the following:
By Mr. Singletary-
Senate Resolution No. 4:
Resolved, That a committee of one be appointed to
wait on the Governor and ascertain, if possible, what
further executive business will come before this session,
and request that same be submitted to the Senate as early
as possible.
Which was read.
Mr. Singletary moved to adopt the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Hulley was appointed as such committee.













INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

By the Committee on Temperance-
Senate Bill No. 4:
A Bill to be entitled An Act divesting any person, per-
sons, firm or corporation of any property right in certain
intoxicating liquors held in the custody of the sheriffs,
deputy sheriffs and constables of this State, and provid-
ing for its destruction and distribution of containers, and
for giving notice.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Roland moved to waive the rules and that Senate
Bill No. 4 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 4 was read the second time.
Mr. Roland moved that Senate Bill No. 4 be substi-
tuted for Senate Bill No. 1A.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 4 took the place of Senate Bill
No. 1A.
Mr. Carlton moved to waive the rules and that Senate
Bill No. 4 be read the third time in full and be placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 4 was read the third time in full.
Upon the passage of the Bill the roll was called and
the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Bradshaw, Calkins, Carlton,
Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou, Lowry, MacWil-
liams, Malone, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe,
Russell, Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-22.
Nays-Mr. President-1.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.
Mr. Roland moved that Senate Bill No. 1A be laid upon
the table.
Which was agreed to.









MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, November 29, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johinson,
President of the Senate., Senate Chamber.
Sir:
The Governor hereby communicates to you the fact
that Florida was urged to form a Council of Defense,
which was done, at the suggestion of the President of the
United States, Secretary of the War, and Secretary of
the Navy, and up to date the expenses of this Council of
Defense in round numbers is about $6,000.00. I therefore
ask that you appropriate said money to pay expenses in-
curred to date and leave it discretionary with you as to
whether you shall appropriate any further amount to
carry on this work, which aided materially in organizing
the State to help win the World War. I also attach to
said letter a short statement as to the work which this
Council of Defense accomplished, and file same as Ex-
hibit "A."
Furthermore, I send to you the first local bill, which
is in regard to Road and Drainage District, in the County
of DeSoto, and known by the name of Moore Haven Road
and Drainage District. The Governor regrets having to
ask you to consider any local bill, but the pressure has
been brought to bear upon me to such an extent that I
ask you to consider this matter, and enclose a letter from
Hon. B. Vance, Clerk and Auditor, Board of County
Commissioners of said county, addressed to Senator A.
M. Wilson, and also another letter from Hon. John W.
Burton, addressed to said Senator A. M. Wilson, with
map of said Road Drainage District attached, all of which
I file as Exhibit "B."
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
Which was ordered spread upon the Journal and re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Senate do now go
into session to consider executive business, at 10:50 A. M.









At 11:20 the doors were opened, the roll was called and
the following Senators answered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw, Calkins,
Carlton, Cash, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry, MacWil-
liams, Malone, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe,
Stokes, Turnbull-20.
A quorum present.
The President announced the appointment of the fol-
lowing committees:
Committee on Removal of Geo. R. Carter, Sheriff of
Citrus County-Messrs. MacWilliams, chairman; Calkins
and Stokes.
Committee on Removal of A. L. Messer, Hotel Commis-
sioner-Messrs. Eaton, chairman; Rowe and Plympton.
Mr. MacWilliams moved to waive the rules and that
the Senate do now take up messages from the House for
consideration.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES.

The following message from the House of Representa-
tives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 30, 1918.
Hon. John B. Johns ,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed, by the constitutional two-thirds vote, the veto of
the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding-
"An Act for the relief of B. B. Johnson, County Judge
of Hamilton County, Florida, for loss of fees during his
suspension from office."
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
municipal elections to be held in the municipality of the
City of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida."
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
all municipal elections to be held in and for the Munici-
pality of the City of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida."









"An Act for the relief of J. H. Patterson, former
County Commissioner of the Fifth County Commission-
ers' District of Duval County, Florida, for loss of com-
pensation during his suspension from said office."
"An Act to adjust the claims of the City of Miami and
the Florida East Coast Railway Company to lands in
said city and in the waterfront thereof; to authorize the
said city to convey as a part of said adjustment lands in
the park strip lying along Biscayne Bay and water and
submerged and filled lands in said waterfront; and as a
part of said adjustment to make a grant by the State of
Florida to the said parties of water and submerged and
filled lands."

"An Act to establish the municipality of the town of
Aurentia under the commission system of municipal gov-
ernment and to prescribe its jurisdiction and powers;
and granting equal political rights to men and women in
the town elections and affairs."
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And the foregoing Bills, contained in the above mes-
sage, were referred to the Secretary of State.

Also the following message from the House of Repre-
sentatives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 30, 1918.
Hon. John, B. Johnson.,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
A Concurrent Resolution memorializing Hon. Charles
J. Bond, Chairman of the Committee on Cotton Distribu-
tion, to make permanent the order preventing further
importation of Egyptian cotton.
Also that the House has concurred in Senate amend-
ment to House Bill No. 1, which amendment is as fol-
lows:
Make new Section 3. The sum of ten thousand dol-









lars, or so much thereof as is necessary, is hereby appro-
priated out of the General Revenue Fund to carry out
and cover the expenditures provided under this Act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Sen-
ate thereto.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 5, contained in
the above message, was read the first time and was laid
over under the rules.

Also the following message from the House of Repre-
sentatives was read:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 30, 1918.
Hon. Johli B. Johnson,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to in-
form the Senate that the House of Representatives has
passed-
House Bill No. 4:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the State Tax
Commission and to repeal Chapter 6500 of the Laws of
Florida, approved June 7, 1913; to provide for the dis-
position of all property, books and records of said com-
mission, and to repeal all laws in conflict with the pro-
visions of this Act.
Also-
House Bill No. 5:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate
the election held in and by the Town of Palm Beach,
Florida, on the 31st day of July, 1917, to determine
whether or not said town should issue bonds to the
amount of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) for
general improvement purposes of said town and to carry
into effect, legalize and confirm said election.
Also-
House Bill No. 6:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the dumping
of garbage into Doctor's Lake, a lake in Clay County,
Florida, and to provide a penalty for the violation
thereof.









And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Sen-
ate thereto.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 4, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title.
Mr. Malone moved to waive the rules and that House
Bill No. 4 be read the second time by title orily.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 4 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Malone moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 4 be read the third time and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 4, as contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the third time in full.
Upon the passage of House Bill No. 4, title as stated
in the message, the roll was called and the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Bradshaw,
Butler, Cash, Crosby, Igou, King, MacWilliams, Malone,
MsLeod, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Rus-
sell, Singletary, Turnbull, Wilson-20.
Nays-Carlton, Hulley, Lowry, Stokes-4.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of. Representatives immediately.
And House Bill No. 5, contained in the foregoing mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and was placed on
the calendar of Bills on second reading.
And House Bill No. 6, as contained in the foregoing
message, was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The President pro tem. in the chair.
The following message from the Governor was received
and read, the rules being waived by a two-thirds vote:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, November 30, 1918.
Ho.. John B. Johmson
President of the Senate, Senate Chamber.
Sir-
The Governor desires to call to your attention a local











condition in the County of Columbia, which in the chain
of road-building becomes a State matter. It is the vali-
dating of an issue of bonds by the County of Columbia,
to put in stone or brick roadways through the length
and breadth of said county. At the solicitation of the
Senator from said district the Governor forwards this
matter for your consideration.
Also the Governor desires to call to your attention
the following resolution passed by the Tax Assessors'
Association, now in session at Jacksonville, the subject
matter of which is, that an Act form the legal basis for
valuation of property for taxation in this State, to be
fixed at 50% of the true cash value of same, thus forming
a universal basis of taxation within each and every
county in the State.
There also has arisen an anomalous condition in regard
to the authority of the Governor of the State of Florida
over the Home Guard situation, since the National Guard
of the State has been removed. The Governor, believing
that the Home Guards were under his authority, secured
about 750 rifles and a large quantity of ammunition from
the War Department at Washington, D. C., for several
different units of the Home Guards. When the matter
of the Governor making a bond for $40,000.00 for these
arms came before him there had arisen a question,
brought on by the Governor having to order out said
units for the protection of some bankers who were tried
in Madison County, and the matter was referred to the
Attorney General, and his opinion, as given to the Gov-
ernor, was that he could not sign said bond for arms for
said units because said Home Guards in the different
counties of Florida were not under his jurisdiction, but
under the jurisdiction of the major of several battalions.
Thereupon the War Department made requisition upon
the Governor for said arms and the remaining ammuni-
tion which had not been fired. The Governor took the
matter up, first, with the Ordnance Department, the re-
sult of which was a demand that the guns be returned,
whereupon he took the matter up with Hon. Newton D.
Baker, Secretary of War, who has written the Governor
of Florida the following letter:









Washington, November 5, 1918.
Honorable Sidney J. Catts,
Governor of Florida,
Tallahassee, Florida.
My Dear Governor:
I desire to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of
October 24, 1918, in which you request that the recall of
the rifles used by the Home Guard of Florida be with-
held for a period of six weeks, pending the enactment of
legislation placing the Home Guard under the control of
the Governor.
In reply I am glad to advise you that instructions have
been issued to defer action in this matter until early in
the forthcoming year, by which time it is hoped that the
necessary legislation will have been enacted by the Leg-
islature of Florida, placing the Home Guards under the
control of the Governor.
Cordially yours,
(Signed) NEWTON D. BAKER,
Secretary of War."

The Legislature can see from this situation that, unless
the Home Guards of Florida are placed as units of mili-
tary strength and power under the control and authority
of the Governor of Florida, said guns must be returned
at once to the War Department at Washington. Not
only this, but the Home Guard law should be amended so
that these companies can not only be under the control
and direction of the Governor of Florida, to suppress
riots, disorder, force fair trials to citizens under arrest,
suppress mob violence and other matters of that kind in
the counties in which they are organized, but the law
should also be changed so that these units can be ordered
by the Governor to any part of the State. As the law
now reads, they can only be ordered out at the suggestion
of the Circuit Judge issued to the Sheriff of said county,
while the old National Guard law puts the matter of
military authority in the hands of the Governor, as far
as they are concerned. This dual relationship of the Cir-
cuit Judge and Sheriff, together with that of the Gov-
ernor, over the National and Home Guards will create
intense confusion at some time in our subsequent history.
The Governor, therefore,. recommends that the entire
military force of the.State, Home Guard, National Guard,









or any other body, shall be under the jurisdiction, control
and authority of the Governor of the State.
Another condition which the Governor desires to bring
to your attention is that in the present situation, wherein
the National Guard of the State of Florida has been ab-
sorbed into the United States army, and no provision
made for the Governor to have any funds in case said
Home Guards are called out for the purpose of suppress-
ing riots, guaranteeing fair trials by jury, etc. It has
forced the counties, thus having trials, to pay this ex-
pense when the expense should be borne by the State.
The Governor, therefore, recommends that the Legisla-
ture appropriate a sufficient amount of money for the
use of the Governor to keep peace, quiet and order in
the State of Florida, and not have the State dependent
upon the counties within its jurisdiction to pay for such
matters when it is the province of the State to guarantee
safety to its citizenship.
Another matter the Governor desires to call to your
attention is that, when the National Guard of Florida
was called from the City of Jacksonville to Madison to
protect two bankers whose lives were threatened on ac-
count of their being connected with the failure of some
banks at Live Oak, it was necessary that said troops
should be quartered at the hotel of Mrs. James McCall,
and her account for the board and keep of the 150 men
under Major Doggett was approximately $950.00. There
were no funds available for the settlement of this mat-
ter, and after an opinion from the Attorney General the
Governor of the State paid this lady, who is a widow,
out of the contingent fund, $750.00, leaving a balance of
between $250 and $300 due her on said account, which
amount can be ascertained from the Senator of her dis-
trict. This lady is in dire need of this amount and the
contingent fund of the Governor will not allow him to
take said amount therefrom, and I ask that the Legisla-
ture appropriate sufficient money to settle in full with
Mrs. McCall.
The Governor also desires to bring to your attention
the fact that the Sheriffs, in session in the City of Talla-
hassee this week, have shown to the Governor and
through him to your body, the fact that the sheriffs,
whose fees have been cut down greatly on account of the
enforcement of the "One Quart a Month Law,' now say









that they cannot make ends meet on feeding the prisoners
at 40 cents per day, and they urge that a bill for their
relief be passed allowing them the sum of 75 cents per
day.
The Governor, in recommending this to your considera-
tion, does not specify any amount that you should allow,
but knowing that the Board of State Institutions cannot
feed the boys of the Industrial School for 45 cents per
day, as they should be fed, he, therefore, thinks that the
matter of the sheriffs' complaint should be given careful
attention.
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.

Mr. MacWilliams moved that the President pro tem.
appoint a special committee to consist of five members of
the Senate, to whom shall be referred the foregoing mes-
sage of the Governor.
Which was agreed to.
The President pro tem appointed as such committee
Messrs. Stokes, Carlton, Moore, Eaton and Lowry.
Mr. Carlton moved to take up the special order for 10
o'clock A. M. this morning which had been deferred by
other business.
Mr. Bradshaw moved as a substitute that the consid-
eration of the special order be deferred until the session
of Monday afternoon.
The motion of Mr. Bradshaw did not prevail.
The motion of Mr. Carlton was agreed to, and
House Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled An Act regulating the transpor-
tation of intoxicating liquors into counties or precincts
of this State where the sale of intoxicating liquors are
prohibited, and providing rules of evidence and a pen-
alty for violation of the Act.
And the amendment thereto pending was taken up for
consideration.
Which amendment was again read as follows:
Strike out the last section and insert in lieu thereof
the following:
This Act shall take effect January 1, 1919.
The question was put upon the amendment.
The amendment was not agreed to.









Mr. Bradshaw offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 2:
Strike out the words "one quart" wherever it appears
in the bill and insert in lieu thereof, "two quarts."
Mr. Bradshaw moved to adopt the amendment.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Hulley moved to waive the rules and that House
Bill No. 2 be read the third time and put upon its pas-
sage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 2, title as stated above, was read
the third time in full.
Upon the passage of the bill the roll was called and
the vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Calkins, Carlton, Cash,
,('rosby, Eaton, Hlulley, Lowry, MacWilliams, McLeod,
Moore, Oliver, Roland, Russell, Singletary, Stokes, Turn-
bull, Wilson-18.
Nays-Senators Bradshaw, Igou, Malone, Rowe-4.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.
Mr. Moore moved that the Senate do now adjourn until
Monday afternoon, December 2, at 4 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Senate stood adjourned until 4 o'clock
P. M. on Monday, December 2, 1918.



Monday, December 2, 1918.

The Senate met at 4 o'clock p. m., pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
The President in the chair.
The roll being called the following Senators answered to
their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw, Cal-
kins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou,
King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore, Oliver,
'lympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Singletary, Stokes,
Turnbull, Wilson-27.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.









The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of November 30 was corrected and approved
as corrected.

ENROLLED.

The President announced that he was about to sign
House Bill No. 4:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the State Tax Com-
mission and to repeal Chapter 6500 of the Laws of Florida,
approved June 7, 1913; to provide for the disposition of all
property, books and records of said commission, and to repeal
all laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act.
The foregoing Bill was duly signed by the President and
Secretary of the Senate, and the same was referred to Mr.
MacWilliams as Special Committee on Enrolled Bills to
convey to the House of Representatives.
The President announced that he was about to sign-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
A Concurrent Resolution, expressing the thanks of the
people of the State of Florida to the President and Congress
of the United States, all persons in authority and to the sol-
diers and sailors who enlisted in the service of the United
States, for their participation in the early and successful ter-
mination of the Great War, and memorializing Congress to
take such appropriate action as will result in the prompt re-
turn of all soldiers and sailors to civil life.
The foregoing Concurrent Resolution was duly signed by
the President and Secretary of the Senate, and the same was
referred to Mr. MacWilliams, as Special Committee on En-
rolled Bills, to convey to the House of Representatives.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS

Mr. Singletary offered the following Senate Concurrent
Resolution:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring, That the Legislature of this Special Session do
adjorn sine die at 12 o'clock noon, December 6th, A. D.
1918.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Singletary moved that the rules be waived, and that









Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5, be taken up and read
a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
The Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. Singletary moved to adopt the Resolution.
Which was agreed to, and
The same was ordered certified to the House of Representa-
tives immediately.
Mr. Igou offered the following Senate Concurrent Reso-
lution:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
Whereas, There is now a bonded indebtedness in the
State of Florida amounting to $21,000,000.00, approxi-
mately, for bonds issued by the various counties of the
State for the purpose of constructing roads, some issues
drawing as high a rate of interest as 6 per cent, some
issues having sold for less than par; and,
Whereas, The superior credit of the State of Florida
over that of the various counties of the State when acting
separately will save much money if utilized; and,
Whereas, The time is drawing near when the Congress
of the United States will again take up the question of
Federal aid to States for the purpose of road construc-
tion (three years out of the five-year program having
passed); and,
Whereas, The rapid development of our great State
will demand greater mileage, more permanent construc-
tion and better maintenance of roads within the State for
agricultural and commercial necessity; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the
House of Representatives concurring, That a committee
of two members from the Senate and three members from
the House be appointed by the President of the Senate
and the Speaker of the House, respectively, for the pur-
pose of inquiring into the needs of the State in complet-
ing a definite and permanent system of hard-surfaced
roads, of ascertaining accurately the number c f miles
now hard-surfaced in the State of Florida, and their con-
dition; the number of miles that should be hard-surfaced;
the cost of material, freights, labor and everything used
in the construction of roads, the location of material
within the State, and all other facts that will furnish the
Legislature with full and complete information, and to









recommend the enacting of such laws as are necessary to
meet the needs of the State.
Be It Further Resolved, That such committee be in-
structed to begin this work at the earliest time and make
their report, with the recommendations, to the next regu
lar session of the Legislature of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Igou moved that the rules be waived and that Sen-
ate Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be taken up and read a
second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. Igou moved to adopt the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.
Mr. Moore offered the following Senate Concurrent
Resolution:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representa-
tives concurring, That from and after the adjournment of
the Legislature on Tuesday, December 3rd. no bills be
considered at this extra session that are not at that time
introduced.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Moore moved that the rules be waived, and that
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7 be read the second
time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
The Resolution was read the second time.
Mr. Moore moved to adopt the resolution.
Which was agreed to, and
The same was ordered to be certified to the House of
Representatives immediately.
By unanimous consent-
Mr. Hughlett called up House Bill No. 5.
And-
House Bill No. 5:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate
the election held in and by the Town of Palm Beach,
Florida, on the 31st day of July, 1917, to determine









whether or not said town should issue bonds to the
amount of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) for
general improvement purposes of said town and to carry
into effect, legalize and confirm said election.
Was taken up and read the second time.
Mr. Hughlett moved that the rules be further waived,
and that House Bill No. 5 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 5 was read a third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker. Brad-
shaw, Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,
Hulley, Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams Malone, Mc-
Leod, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell,
Singletary, Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-27.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Senate do now go into
executive session.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, at 4:45 p. m., the Senate doors were closed
and it proceeded to the consideration of executive business.
At 5:05 p. in. the doors were opened.
The roll was called and the following Senators an-
swered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Bradshaw,
Calkins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley,
Igou. King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, Mathis, Mc-
Leod, Moore, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell,
Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-27.
A quorum present.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

By Mr. Hulley-
Senate Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the law prescrib-
ing the qualifications of electors in municipal elections to
be held in the city of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida.









Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Hulley moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 5 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 5" was read a second time in
full.
By unanimous consent-
Mr. Hulley moved the correction of the enacting clause
of Senate Bill No. 5 by inserting the words,
"the State of" between the words "of" and "Florida" in
the enacting clause of the bill.
Which was unanimously agreed to and the Secretary
was instructed to make the correction.
Mr. Hulley moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 5 be read a third time and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 5 was read a third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Calkins, Carlton.
Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry, MacWil-
liams, Malone, McLeod, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe.
Russell, Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-21.
Nays-Mr. President, Senators Bradshaw. Igou, King,
Moore, Singletary-6.
So the Bill passed, title as stated,
And on motion of Mr. Hughlett the same was ordered
to be certified to the House of Representatives imme-
diately.
By Mr. Hulley-
Senate Bill No. 6:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend the law prescrib-
ing the qualifications of electors in municipal elections to
be held in the city of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida.
Mr. Hulley moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 6 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 6 was read a second time in full.
By unanimous consent Mr. Hulley moved the c;rrec-
tion of the enacting clause of Senate Bill No. 6 by insert-
ing the words, "the State of," between the words "of"
and "Florida" in the enacting clause of the Bill.









Which was unanimously agreed to.
And the Secretary was instructed to make the correc-
tion.
Mr. Hulley moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 6 be read'a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 6 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Calkins, Carlton,
Cash, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry, MacWilliams, Ma-
lone, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Stokes,
Turnbull, Wilson-19.
Nays-Mr. President, Senators Bradshaw, Igou, King,
Moore, Singletary-6.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.
By Mr. Hulley-
Senate Bill No. 7:
A Bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the qualifica-
tions of electors in municipal elections in the city of Day-
tona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Hulley moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 7 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 7 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Hulley moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 7 be read a third time and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 7 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Senators Anderson, Baker, Calkins, Carlton,
Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Lowry, MacWil-
liams, Malone, McLeod,, Oliver, Plympton, Roland, Rowe,
Russell, Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-21.









Nays-Mr. President, Senators Bradshaw, King, Moore,
Singletary-5.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.

By Mr. Eaton-
Senate Bill No. 8:
A Bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of
Lakeland, a municipal corporation, to issue bonds in an
amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00),
and providing for the method of sale thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Eaton moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 8 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 8 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Eaton moved that the rules be further waived, and
that Senate Bill No. 8 be read a third time and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 8 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Carl-
ton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou, King,
Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, Moore, Oliver, Roland,
Rowe, Russell, Stokes, Wilson-21.
Nays-Senators Bradshaw, Singletary-2.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.

By Mr. Eaton-
Senate Bill No. 9:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 7132 of
the Laws of the State of Florida, Acts of 1915, entitled
"An Act to incorporate the Town of Auburndale, in Polk
County, Florida, and to provide for its government and
describe its jurisdiction and powers," and to validate the
levies and assessments of taxes heretofore made by the
officers of said town.
Which was read the first time by its title.









Mr. Eaton moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 9 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 9 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Eaton moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 9 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 9 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Cal-
kins, Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett,. Hulley,
Igou, King, Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, Moore, Oliver,
Roland, Rowe, Russell, Stokes, Wilson-22.
Nays-Senator Bradshaw-1.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.

By Mr. Eaton:
Senate Bill No. 10:
A Bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of Bar-
tow, Polk County, Florida, to issue bonds or time warrant'
for the purpose of funding, refunding or extending the tim'
of payment of the indebtedness of said municipality.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Eaton moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 10 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 10 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Eaton moved that the rules be further waived, anit
that Senate Bill No. 10 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 10 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. President, Senators Anderson, Baker, Calkins,
Carlton, Cash, Crosby, Eaton, Hughlett, Hulley, Igou, King,
Lowry, MacWilliams, Malone, McLeod, Moore, Oliver, Plymp-
ton, Roland, Rowe, Russell, Stokes, Turnbull, Wilson-25.










Nays-Bradshaw-1.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the House
of Representatives immediately.

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.

House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
A Concurrent Resolution memorializing Hon. Charles
J. Bond, Chairman of the Committee on Cotton Distribu-
tion, to make permanent the order preventing further
importation of Egyptian cotton.
Was taken up and read the second time.
The question was put and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was adopted and
ordered to be certified to the House of Representatives
immediately.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, December 2, 1918.
Hon.. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Senate Chaimber.

Enclosed please find an opinion from the Supreme Court
in regard to the removal of the Convict Inspectors or Su-
pervisors of Convicts.
You will note from this letter that the Governor does
not have to report to the Senate the Convict Inspectors
thus removed, as the Supreme Court has given me this
opinion, in which it states that these officers hold their
terms subject to the will of the Governor.
This completes all suspensions made from this office
since the meeting of the last Senate and this.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.









In the Supreme Court of Florida,
Saturday, November 30, 1918.
To His Excellency, Sidney J. Catts,
Governor of Florida.
Sir:
Replying to your inquiry of yesterday, you are advised
that in our opinion the "food, drug and fertilizer inspec-
tors for the Chemical Division of the Department of Agri-
culture of the State of Florida," who are appointed by
the Governor for terms not exceeding four years under
Section 9 of Chapter 6541, Acts of 1913, and Section 9 of
Chapter 6122, Acts of 1911, and whose statutory author-
ity and duties involve the exercise of prescribed govern-
mental functions, are officers, who, under Section 15 of
Article IV of the Constitution, may be suspended from
office by the Governor for stated causes; and when so sus-
pended the stated section of the Constitution requires
the Governor to communicate the cause of the suspension
to the Senate at its next session after the suspension.
Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 5448, Acts of 1905, are
amended by Section 13 of Chapter 6530, Acts of 1913, only
as to the number of "Supervisors of Convicts" that may
be appointed, leaving the appointments of such "Super-
visors of Convicts" to be "subject to the will of the Gov-
ernor" as provided in Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 5448,
Acts of 1913. It is, therefore, our opinion that the "Su-
pervisors of Convicts" who are appointed under Section
3 of Chapter 5448, Acts of 1905, and Section 13 of Chapter
6530, Acts of 1913, and who have governmental authority
and duties prescribed by Sections 4163 and 4164, General
Statutes, are officers; but as the statutes creating the of-
fices expressly provide that "any supervisor appointed
* shall hold his appointment subject to the will
of the Governor," the rights of an appointee under such
appointment may be terminated at the will of the Gov-
ernor, and consequently a fixed term requiring a suspen-
sion from office of such an officer is not contemplated
by the statute creating the office.
Very respectfully,
(Signed) JEFF. B. BROWNE,
Chief Justice.
R. F. TAYLOR,
J. B. WHITFIELD,
T. F. WEST,
Justices Supreme Court.