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Mr. Wilson of Hernando moved to lay the amendment
on the table,
Which was agreed to.
Mk.. Willis of Levy offered'the following amendment
to House Bill No. 268:
Strike out the word "Tampa" wherever it occurs, and
insert in lieu thereof the following, "Williston."
Mr. Willis moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Decker moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. DuPont of St. Johns offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 268:
Strike out the words "fifteen thousand dollars," wher-
ever they occur in the bill and insert in lieu thereof the
following, "eight thousand dollars," instead.
Mr. DuPont moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Decker moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The previous question being ordered, the question then
recurred upon the indefinite postponement of the bill.
A roll call being ordered the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Avant, Bradshaw, Carter, Clarke, Du-'
Pont, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs, Johnson, McKenzie, Mc-
Clellan, Mathews, Millinor, Neel, Ogilvie, Peeples, Reese,
Register, Roddenberry, Snell, Taylor, Wartmann, Willis
(Levy), Williams, Wilson (Lee)-25.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy. Baggett, Calk-
ins, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke, Donegan, Dorman,
Durrance, Farris, Hartsfield, Hooker, Jones, Kirkland,
Khight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Long,
McCutcheon, MacWilliams, Malone, Melton, Morrison.
0ln sicad, Parlinson, ;Paul, Peaden, iPettigr ew, Richl
bourg, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Watson, Wells, Wilson (Cal-
ho n), Wilson (Hernando)-38.
So the motion to indefinitely postpone was not agreed
to.
Ar d House Bill No. 268 was ordered refcrrel to the
Coiini.ilee on Engrossed Bills.









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SPECIAL ORDER.

House Bill No. 259:
A bill to be entitled an act to appropriate four thou-
sand dollars to aid the West Florida Fair Association in
making a display of the agricultural resources of the
$State, at the West Florida Fair, to be held at DeFuniak
,Springs, Florida, in the fall of 1907 and 1908, and to
provide for the payment thereof.
Which was to be considered with House Bill No. 268.
Was taken up.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that House Bill No. 259
be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Faulkner of Taylor offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 259:
Strike out the words "four thousand" wherever tkey
occur in the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following,
-'fifteen thousand."
Mr. Faulkner moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Richbourg moved to lay the amendment on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
The previous question being ordered the question
then recurred upon the indefinite postponement of the
bill.
A roll call being ordered the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Avant, B'radshaw, Clarke, Doke, Faulk-
ner, Johnson, Mlathews, Ogilvie, Reese, Register, Bodden-
berry, Snell, Taylor, Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson
(Lee)--16.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Baggett, Cal-
kins. Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Dorman, DuPont, Dsur-
rance, Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Hooker, Jones,
Kirkland, Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Knowles,
Lassitter, Long, McCutcheon, MicKenzie, MacWilliams,
McClellan, Malone, Mlelton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel,
O'lmgtead, Parkinison, Paul, Peaden, P ttigrew, Rich-
bourg, Rowe, Smith, Wartmann, Watson, Wells, Willis
(Gadsden), Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Hernando)-45.
So the motion to indefinitely postpone was not agreed
to.









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And House Bill No. 259 was ordered referred to the
Committee on Engrossed Bills.

SPECIAL ORDER.

House Bill No. 429:
A bill to be entitled an act to appropriate fifteen thou-
sand dollars to aid the Middle Florida Fair Association in
making a display of the agricultural resources of the
State at the Middle Florida Fair, to be held at Madison,
Florida, in the fall of 1907 and 1908, and to provide for
the payment thereof.
Which was considered together with House Bills Nes.
268 and 259.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kirkland of Lake offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 429;
Strike out the word "Madison" wherever it appears in
title or body of bill, and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing, "Eustis."
Mir. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Rowe moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 429 was ordered referred to the
Committee on Engrossed pills.

SELECT ORDER.

House Bill No. 508:
A bill to be entitled an act imposing licenses and' pay-
ment thereof, and prescribing penalties for doing business
without license or other failure to comply with the provi-
sions thereof.
Which was pending on adjournment yesterday after-
nook.
Was taken up.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the House reconsider the
vote by which the following amendment was adopted on
yesterday as offered by Mr. Malone of Monroe to House
Bill No. 508:
After the word "dollars," in line 48, Section 5, printed








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bill, insert the following: "Provided, That this shall not
apply to permanent places of business known as auction
rooms."
Which was agreed' to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the amendment now be
laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 508:
After the word "of," in line 47 of Section 5, printed
bill, insert in lieu thereof the following: "Temporary."
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 508:
After )the word "dollars," in line 48, Section 5,
printed bill, insert in lieu thereof the following: "For
the purposes of this act a temporary auction shop shall
be such an auction shop conducted only during the win-
ter tourist season."
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend:
ment. ,
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando moved that the following
amendment as offered by Mr. Williams to House Bill No.
508, as adopted on yesterday, be reconsidered:
Strike out the word "fifteen," in line 254, and insert in
lieu thereof the following: "Fifty."
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Carter moved that the House resolve itself itto a
committee of the whole for the purpose of considering
House Bill No. 508.
Which was agreed to.
And the House thereupon resolved itself into a com-
mittee of the whole for the purpose of considering House
Bill No. 508.
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The House arose from a committee of the whole and re-
ported progress, and thereupon took a recess until 3:00
o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION, 3:00 O'CLOCK P. M.

The House resumed its session.
'The Speaker in the chair.
"The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Bralshaw, Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford,
Decker, Doke, Donegan, Dorman, DuPont, Durrance,
Farris, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell,
Hooker, Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Cit-
rus), Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, Long,
McCutcheon, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malono,
Mathews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olm-
stead, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese,
Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Smith,
Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Wells,
Willis (Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson (Cal-
houn), Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-68.
A quorum present.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole
"for the further consideration of House Bill No. 508.
After a period of two hours the committee of the whole
rose and Mr. Watson, the chairman of the committee re-
ported Iliat the House, acting as a committee of the whole,
having had under consideration House Bill No. 508, re-
ported the same to the House with the following amend-
ments and recommend that the same be adopted.
Following are the amendments of the committee:
On page 32, printed bill, add at the end of line 407
the following: "Companies or associations doing business
under Chapter 5459, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1905, shall
pay to the State Treasurer two per cent of the gross
amount of receipts from policy holders in this State."
Strike out lines 184 and 185, page 21, Section 8, of
printed bill and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"five thousand inhabitants; less than five thousand in-
habitants, five dollars."








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In Section 8, line 80, of printed bill, after the word
"pistols" add the words "rifle and pistol cartridges."
Strike out the words on page 22, in line 199, "twenty-
five" and insert in lieu thereof the following: "fifteen."
On page 35, line 466, strike out the word "or" and in-
sert in lieu thereof the following; "and."
On page 35, line 467 of printed bill, strike out the word
"or," after the word horses, and insert in lieu thereof the
following, "and."
On page 35, line 468 of printed bill, strike out the word
"or," and insert in lieu thereof the following, "and."
Strike out, on page 26, Section 8, "line 291" of printed
bill and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Boiler and
machine shops and foundries connected, fifteen dollars."
On page 35, line 470 of printed bill, strike out the word
"or" and insert in lieu thereof the following, "and."
Strike out the words on page 37, line 511 of printed bill,
"fifty," and insert "ten."
After the word "dollars," in line 90, page 16 of printed
bill, add "provide I that merchants paying a regular li-
cense shall not be required to pay this license."
After the word "supply," in line 118, on page 18 of
printed bill, add the following, "for profit."
After the word "business," in line 119, page 18 of
printed bill, add the following: "In every town of more
than 5,000 inhabitants, under 5,000 inhabitants, $5.00."
Add after the word "stamps," in line 702, Section 8
printed bill, page 47, insert the following: "Water com-
panies in cities or towns of a population of less than
2,500, $50.00; 2,500 to 5,000, $75.00; 5,000 to 10,000,
$100.00; above 10,000, $150.00. For the purposes of this
act, any person or persons, partnership or corporation
furnishing water for profit shall be construed to be a
water company."
Strike out all of lines 662, 663 and 664 on page 45 of
printed bill.
Add to line 715 of page 48 of Section 8 of printed bill
the following: "Provided that persons, firms and cor-
porations engaged in a manufacturing business, and not
doing a regular lighting, business, may furnish electricity
as power for neighboring factories or plants without a
license." i








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After the word "dollars" in line 574, on page 41, add the
following: "each."
After the word "live" in line 5, page 48, add the follow-
ing: "Provided such exemption shall be allowed only upon
the certificate of the county or other reputable physician
of the disability herein named."
Add after the word "performances," in line 661, page
45 of the printed bill, "Provided that this act shall not
apply to any hall owned or used by any charitable or
fraternal organization."
Strike out in lines 5, 6, 7 and 8, page 48, Section 9,
"Also to drive a public hack or dray without paying a
State or county or city license," provided the hack or
dray belongs to himself.
Page 42, line 606, add after the word "property": "pro-
vided, however, that any steamer having paid the tax
upon a regular tonnage assessment in any county in this
State shall be exempt from tlhe provisions of this act,
provided this exemption shall not apply to steam ferries."
On page 36, in line 487, strike out the word "five" and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "Twenty-five."
Strike out the figures $150.00 on page 47, printed bill.
line 707, Section 8, and insert in lieu thereof the follow-
ing: $250.00.
On page 47, printed bill, line 707, Section 8, strike out
the figures "$150.00" and insert in lieu thereof the follow.
ing: "$250.00."
On page 47, line 707, Section 8, after the figures
"$100.00" add the following: "$100,000 and more than
$50,000, $75.00."1
After the words "fifty dollars," in line 512, page 37,
add the following: "Provided that this shall not apply to
newsdealers."
On page 48, in line 715, after the words "set out," add
the following: "Provided, however, the above proviso
shall not apply to companies or individuals who fur-
nish meters without cost to places of business and resi-
dences."
Strike out the following in lines 613, 614 and 615, page
43, of printed bill, "And no further license tax shall be
imposed by any county or municipality."









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At the end of line 139, page 19, printed bill, add, "in
the county issuing the license, but no additional license
shall be collected in any other city, town or county."
After the words "based upon," in line 616, page 43,
printed bill, strike out all thereafter down to and includ-
ing the line 618, and insert the following: "The actual
distance from point to point, and not upon the number
of miles of wires."
After the word "dollars" at the end of line 137 of the
printed bill, Section 8, add the following: "Provided that
nothing in this clause shall be construed as affecting the
members of any Christian denomination who pray for the
recovery of the sick."
Strike out the words "twenty-five," in line 141, page 19,
printed bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"fifteen dollars in the county issuing the license, but no
additional license tax shall be collected in any other
county."
Strike out lines 338 and 339 on page 29 of printed bill.
After the word "dollars" in line 625, page 43, add the
following: "and provided further, that in towns of less
than 2,000 inhabitants such license tax shall not exceed
in total amount the sum of fifteen dollars."
Mr. Wilson of Hernando moved that the House adopt
the report of the committee of the whole.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Willis of Levy offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 508:
After line 337, page 29, printed bill, add the following:
"In towns or villages of 250 to 500 inhabitants, $6.00."
Mr. Willis moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 508 was ordered referred to the
Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Malone moved that all special orders coming up
for consideration to-day be postponed until 10 o'clock
a. m. to-morrow.
Which was agreed to.









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BILLS ON SECOND READING.

Senate Bill No. 14:
A bill to,be entitled an act providing that express com-
panies shall transport packages of merchandise not weigh-
ing over five pounds anywhere in the State for twenty-
five cents, and prescribing penalty for a violation thereof.
Mr. McCutcheon of Pasco offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 14:
Insert in Section 2, after the words, "and collect more
than the amount as prescribed," the following: "and fail
to refund the overcharge on demand."
Mr. McCutcheou moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was not agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 14 was ordered placed on the
Calendar of Bills on Third Reading.

By permnission the following report was submitted:

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Knight of Citrus, Chairman of the Committee on
Engrossed Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

H1on. Eugene S, Mattheows
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 268:
A bill to be entitled an act to appropriate the sum of
fifteen thousand dollars annually for two (2) years to
aid the Florida State Mid-Winter Fair Association in
making a display of the agricultural, mineral, industrial,
horticultural, forestry, live stock and other resources
of the State of Florida; to encourage and promote immi-
gration from other States of the United States, also









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foreign countries, and to influence competition among the
various producers that will tend to improve the charac-
ter of all products known to the State of Florida, the
said fair to be held in the city of Tampa, Florida, be-
tween November 1, 1907, and March 1, 1908, and also be-
tween November 1, 1908, and March 1, 1909, and to pro%
vide for the payment therefore.
Also-
House Bill No. 259:
A bill to be entitled an act to appropriate four thou-
sand dollars to aid the West Florida Fair Association
in making a display of the agricultural resources of the
State, at the West Florida Fair to be held at DeFuniack
Springs, Florida, in the fall of 1907 and 1908, and to
provide for the payment thereof.
Also--
House Bill No. 429:
A bill to be entitled an act to appropriate fifteen thou-
sand dollars to aid the Middle Florida Fair Association
in making a display of the agricultural resources of the
State at the Middle Florida Fair to be held at Madison,
Florida, in the fall of 1907 and 1908, and to provide for
the payment thereof.
Beg leave to report that, having carefully examined
said bills, find them correctly engrossed, and respectfully
return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
J. W. KNIGHT,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 268, 259 and 429, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on
Third Reading.
Senate Bill No. 186:
A bill to be entitled an act providing for the creation
of Palm Beach County, in the State of Florida, and for
the organization and government thereof.
Was taken up and read' a second time in full.
Mr. Watson moved that Senate Bill No. 186 be indefi-
nitely postponed.
A roll call being ordered, the vote was:











Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Bradshaw,
Clarke, Cobb, Decker, Donegan, Dorman, Durrance,
Faulkner, Griggs, Hartsfield, Hjooker, Jones, Kirkland,
Knight (Citrus), Knowles, Lassitter, McCutcheon. Mc-
Kenzie, MacWilliams, Malone, Mathews, Melton, Morri-
eon, Neel, Olmstead, Paul, Peeples, Roddenberry, Rowe,
Russell, Snell, Taylor, Wartmann, Watson, Wells, Willis
(Gadsden), Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Lee)-40.
Nays-Messrs. Avant, Baggett. Calkins, Carter, Craw-
ford, Doke, DuPont, Farris, iHarvell, Long, McClellan,
Ogilvie, Parkinson, Peaden, Pettigrew, Reese, Register,
Richbourg, Smith, Williams, Wilson (Hernando)-211.
So the bill to indefinitely postpone was agreed to.

The following pairs were announced:
Mr. Millinor announced that he was aired with Mr.
Dudley, that if Mr. Dudley were here he (Mr. Dudley)
would vote iea, and he (Mr. Millinor) would vote nay.
Mr. Richbourg announced that he was paired with Mr.
Thompson, that if Mr. Thompson were here he (Mr.
Thompson) would vote yea, and he (Mr. Richbourg)
would vote nay.
Mr. Neel offered the following explanation of his vote
on Senate Bill No. 186:
"* "Having promised Mr. Watson in the early part of the
session, as an act of courtesy, to stand with him against
the proposed division of his county, without knowing any
of the facts in the case at that time, I feel that I am in
duty bound, under the circumstances, to vote against the
proposed division of Dade County.
"H. C. NBEEL,
"Representative, Jackson County."
Mr. Decker gave notice that on tomorrow he would move
to reconsider the vote by which Senate Bill No. 186 was
indefinitely postponed.
On motion of Mr. Wartmann, the courtesies of the
floor were extended to Captain S, R. Pyles of Marion
County.
On motion of Mr. Avant, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Mr. Gillum Rivers of Lake City.
On motion of Mr. Griggs, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Hons. John R. Blacker and J. J. Cason
e of Carrabelle and Rev. T. J. Purdue of Apalachicola.









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On motion of Mr. Wartmann, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Hon. R. B. Bullock of M1arion County.
On motion of Mr. McCutcheon the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Mr. B. 0. Bowden of Dade City.
On motion of Mr. Hooker, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Messrs. J. J. Herd, Ed Scott, E. Y. Craw-
ford, M. E. Goldsmith and N. M. Sauls of DeSoto County.
On motion of Mr. Morrison, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Hon. S. B. Wright of DeLand, Fla.
On motion of Mr. Durrance, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Mr. Wm. Nelms of Tampa.
On motion of Mr. Knight of Columbia, the courtesies
of the floor were extended to Dr. Roy E. Chalker of Lake
City.
On motion of Mr. Jones, the courtesies of the floor were
extended to Mr. P. H. Wright of Titusville.
The time set for adjournment having arrived, the
Speaker announced that the House stood adjourned until
9 o'clock a. m. tomorrow.



THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1907.

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:00
o'clock a. m.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett, Brad-
shaw, Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker,
Doke, Donegan, Dorman, DuPont, Durrance, Farris,
Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs. Hartsfield, Harvell, Hooker
Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Citrus),
Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, Long. Mc-
Cutcheon, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone,
Mathews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olm-
stead, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew,
Reese, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell,
Smith, Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson,
Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wil-
son (Calhoun), Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-68.
A quorum pTesent.
Prayer by the Chaplain.









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Oin motion of Mir. Griggs the correction of the Journal
of MFay 22 was postponed until tomorrow morning.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Harvell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 90:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
Bill Clerk of this House is hereby instructed not to allow
any person or persons the custody of any bill or bills un-
less such bill or bills are covered by receipt or receipts of
a member or members of said House.
Mir. Harvell moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

"By Mr. Reese of Escambia-
House Resolution No. 91:
Whereas, under an act of Congress, approved September
28, 1850, the State has received 20,152,018.44 acres of land
for drainage purposes; and, whereas, 17,513.376.04 acres
have been disposed of, leaving only 2,638,642.40 acres
in the fund, and none of these lands have been drained, as
required by Section 16 of Chapter 610, Acts of 1855, Sec-
tion 620 of the General Statutes of 1906; and, whereas,
four suits are pending in the Courts of the United
States and two suits are pending in State Courts against
the Trustees of-the Internal Improvement Fund to compel
the conveyance to railroad companies of over four million
acres of land, under Legislative grants of residuary inter-
ests, made subject to the trusts imposed upon the lands
by the original Internal Improvement Act mentioned
above; and, whereas, practically all of the money in the
hands of the Trustees is under an injunction issued by the
United States Court at the suit of the Louisville and
Nashville Railway Company; and, whereas, other injunc-
tions are imminent; and, whereas, the best interests of
the State demand that the rights of the State in those
suits should be vigorously protected; and, whereas, the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund have faith-
fully defended the interests of the State in these suits;
therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
course of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund









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in defending the interest of the State in suits brought
against the Trustees to compel the coneyance of lands to
railroad companies be, and the same is hereby approved,
and it is the sense of this House that all suits brought
against the Trustees should be vigorously and carefully
defended to the end that the interest of the State may be
fully safeguarded, and that no further deeds be made to
railroad companies' claimants, unless required so to do
by the courts of last resort.
Mr. Reese moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Taylor of Gadsden-
Joint Resolution No. 556:
Proposing an amendment to Section 5 of Article IX. of
the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading with-
out reference to committee.

By Mr. Faulkner of Taylor-
House Bill No. 557:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 8 of Article
3 of Chapter 5359, Laws of Florida, being an act entitled
"An act to organize a municipal government for the town
of Perry, and to provide for its government."
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Faulkner moved that House Bill No. 557 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 557 was taken up.
Mr. Faulkner moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 557 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thinds vote.
And House Bill No. 557 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Faulkner moved that the rules be further waived,
and that House Bill No. 557 be read a third time in full
and' put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.









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And House Bill No. 557 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of tie ioll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Bradshaw, Cobb, Decker, Doke, DuPont, Durrance, Far-
ris, Faulkner, Griggs. Harsfield, Harvell, Hooker, John-
son, Jones, Kilgore, Kirklanq, Knight (Citrus), Knight
(Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, McCutcheon, McKenzie,
MacWillianms, Me lellan, Malone, Mathews, Melton, Mil-
linor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olmstead, Paul, Peeples,
Pettigrew, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe,
Russell, Smith, Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann,
Watson, Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Williams, Wilson
(Hernando) -54.
Nays--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Faulkner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 557 be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Wilson of Hernando, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of thee House of Representatices.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom
was referred-
Senate Bill No. 364:
A bill to be entitled an act providing for the payment of
a license tax to traffic in upland or short staple seed cotton
or unpacked lint cotton at certain times of the year, and
providing a penalty for the violation thereof .
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do pass.
Very respectfully,
WILSON, of Hernando,
Chairman of Committee.









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And Senate Bill No. 364, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. Wilson of Hernando, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
S ir :
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom
was referred-
House Bill No. 525:
A bill to be entitled an act to cancel all tax sale certifi-
cates in counties where the same have been destroyed
by fire.
Also-
House Bill No. 523:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the deposit in
a bank or banks and for the loan and investment of funds
of the several counties of the State of Florida and for the
obtaining of interest thereon.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that they do not pass.
Very respectfully,
WILSON, of Hernando,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 525 and 523, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on
Second Reading.

Mr. Calkins, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce
and Navigation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Euigene S. Matthews.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Commerce and Navigation, to whom
was referred-
SHouse Memorial No. 18:
A memorial to the Congress of the United States asking









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that the Government provide a tide water level waterway
across Florida by way of the Caloosahatchee River and
Lake Okeechobee from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic
Ocean.
Have had the same under consideration and report with-
out recommendation.
Very respectfully,
JAMES E. CALKINS,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Memorial No. 18, contained in the above
report, was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on
Second Reading.

Mr. Calkins, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce
and Navigation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Commerce and Navigation, to whom
was referred-
House Bill No. 539:
A bill to be entitled an act to declare New River a
navigable stream and for purposes of general commer-
cial uses.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that same do not pass.
Very respectfully,
JAMES E. CALKINS,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 539, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman of the Comimittee on Judi-
ciary, submitted the following report;








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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 540:
A bill to be entitled an act to more fully prescribe the
jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace in several counties
of the State of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do not pass.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 540, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.
Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman of the Committee on Ju-
diciary, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
Senate Bill No. 412:
A bill to be entitled an act to' establish a County Court
in and for Escambia County, and to prescribe the terms
thereof.
Have had the same under consideration and return
without recommendation.
Very. respectfully.
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman of Committee.

And Senate Bill No. 412, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman of the Committee on Judic-
iary, submitted the following report:








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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Comnittee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 550:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of members and
ex-members of Boards of County Commissioners of the
State of Florida, who have received money for superin-
tending public roads, bridges and causeways and ren-
dered other service to the counties, and have refunded
such money and for the relief of those indebted to the
counties on account of money so received.
Also-
House Bill No. 536:
A bill to be entitled an act to prevent the illegal sale
and purchase of logs and timber, to require a receipt upon
the sale or purchase and to provide a penalty therefore.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that they do pass.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS.
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bills Nos 550 and 536, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on
Second Reading.

.M!r. Knowles of Monroe, Chairman of the Committee
on Miscellaneous Legislation, submitted the following re-
port:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom
was referred-
Hbuse Bill No. 551:
A bill to be entitled an act to prohibit festivals for








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private gain and to provide a penalty for the violation
of the same.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do not pass.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. L. KNOWLES,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 551, contained in the above re-
port, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Read-
ing.

Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Joint Committee on En-
rolled Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 190T.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Represenltatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
An act creating a State Board of Pensions, defining
who shall receive pensions, who shall not receive pensions,
who shall be retained as pensioners, how applications-
shall be made, how pensions shall be paid, duty of County
Commissioners in regard to pensions, providing for th&
levy of a pension tax and authorizing the State Board of
Pensions to make regulations to carry into effect the pro-.
visions of this act.
Also-
An act to authorize the city of St. Augustine to levy an
additional tax for two years for street improvements.
Also-
An act to legalize the incorporation of the town of Pal-
metto in the County of Manatee, State of Florida, and to
declare the incorporation of the town of Palmetto valid
and in full force and effect and to permit the said town of
Palmetto to issue bonds for the improvement of the streets
of said town of Palmetto, to widen and extend the streets,
to rebuild and erect public works of the said town of
Palmetto.
H--90








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Have examined the same and find them correctly en-
rolled. Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

ENROLLED.
"The Speaker announced that he was about to sign-
An act creating a State Board "of Pensions, defining
who shall receive pensions, who shall not receive pensions,
who shall be retained as pensioners, how applications
shall be made, how pensions shall be paid, duty of County
Commissioners in regard to pensions, providing for the
levy of a pension tax and authorizing the State Board of
Pensions to make regulations to carry into effect the pro-
visions of this act.
Also-
An act to authorize the city of St. Augustine to levy an
additional tax for two years for street improvements.
Also-
An act to legalize the incorporation of the town of
Palmetto, in the County of Mlanatee, State of Florida.
and to declare the incorporation of the town of Palmetto
valid and in full force and effect and to permit the said
town of Palmetto to issue bonds for the improvement of
the streets of said town of Palmetto, to widen aid extend
the streets, to rebuild and erect public works of the said
town of Palmetto.
The acts were therefore duly signed by the Speaker
and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and or-
dered returned to the Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills to convey to the Senate for the signa-
tures of the President and Secretary thereof.

MESSAGE'S FROM THEIR SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
HTon. Eugene 8. HMatthews.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir :
I am directed by the Senate to inform the Rouse of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-









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House Bill No. 547:
A. bill to be entitled an act to abolish the present mu-
nicipal government of the city of Miami, in the County of
Dade, and State of Florida; and to organize and estab-
lish a city government for the same; to prescribe its juris-
diction and powers; and to authorize the imposition of
penalties for the violation of its ordinances.
Also-
House Bill No. 554:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 5356 of
!he Laws of Florida, being an act to organize a municipal
government for the town of Mayo, and to provide for its
government.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bills Nos. 547 and 554. contained in th
above message, were referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
"House Bill No. 111:
A bill to be entitled an act to prevent the butchering
of cattle upon uninclosed lands in the State of Florida,
and providing for butchering of unmanageable cattle by
the owner or agent in the presence of one or more wit-
nesses.
With the following Senate amendments thereto:
Strike out in the title all after the word "entitled," and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "An act to regulate
the killing and butchering of cattle."
Strike out the words "butchering purposes," in line
3, Section 1, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Any
purposes."









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Strike out the words "upon uninclosed lands," in line
4, Section 1.
Insert the following at end of Section 1: "Without
inspection by a regularly appointed inspector, except as
is provided in Section 2 of this act."
Strike out Section 2 and add in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing:
"Section 2. The butchering of any such animal by tie
owner, his or her agent, if killed in the presence of one or
more disinterested, reputable persons, shall not be un-
lawful."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 111, contained in the above message,
together with amendments of the Senate thereto, was
placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. DuPont moved that the House of Representatives
concur in the amendments of the Senate to House Bill
No. 111.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 111, as amended by the Senate and
concurred in by the House of Representatives, was referred
to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speal'er of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 542:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the town of
Orange Park to impound hogs of residents who live with-
out the town.
Also-
House Bill No. 544:
A bill to be entitled an act to amena Sections 2, 3, 4, 5,
14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 36, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 60 and 62 of Chap-









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ter 5363 of the Laws of Florida, approved June 8, A. D.
1903, entitled 7'An act to amend Chapter 4883 of the Laws
of Florida, approved May 29, 1899, being the city charter
of the city of Tampa, and providing for its government,
jurisdiction, powers and duties, and relating to the
same," and to confirm and continue grants, and to make
valid and binding upon the city of Tampa grants made
by the County Commissioners of Hillsborough County
and the town of Fort Brooke, as to territory described in
this act, and as to territory that may hereafter be ac-
quired by the city of Tampa, and to abolish the municipal
government of the town of Fort Brooke, and to define the
corporate limits of the city of Tampa.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.

And House Bills Nos. 542 and 544, contained in the
above message, were referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. lMatthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Bir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate respectfully insists that
the House of Representatives recede from its amendment
to-
Senate Bill No.c 282:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of W. A. McRae,
H. H. Lewis, Minnie E. Kehoe, John D. Watson, C. G.
Hartsfield, A. M. Lewis, Annanias Long, Joe Cowan, M.
A. Parrish, J. H. King, John H. Parker, C. J. Butler,
S. M. Dunwoody, Dave Tyson, A. L. Gramling, M. R. May,
Lum Whiddon, R. Wardlaw, E. F. Davis, W. B. Pickett,
J. C. VanPelt, J. L. Alexander, Charley Hopkins, H. E.
Hickman, C. G. Allen, W. G. Love, W. R. Herriott, H. E.
Wilson, Ed Wohlwender, W. Cecil Neill, and making ap-
propriation therefore, and providing for manner of pay-
ment of same.









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Which amendment reads as follows:
Add at the end of Section 1: "Provided, That Jackson
County shall reimburse the State of Florida for the entire
sum named herein from the first money received by the
State from the hire of State convicts sentenced from Jack-
son County," and also ask for a committee of conference
on the said amendment in case the House shall not recede
from said amendment and have appointed as such com-
mittee on part of the Senate Messrs. West of the Fourth
District, Broome and Beard.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 282, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the House thereto,
was placed before the Houise of Representatives.
Mr. Williams moved that the House recede from its in-
sistence on its amendment to Senate Bill No. 282.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Speaker appoint a
committee of conference.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker thereupon appointed as such committee
Messrs. Williams, Willis of Levy, Kirkland and MacWil-
liams.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled an act providing that certain pub-
lic schools in this State shall receive State aid, and mak-
ing an appropriation therefore.
"Also-









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Senate Bill No. 261:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the payment
of damages for any and all personal property destroyed
under the direction of the State Board of Health.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 402:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of J. W. H.
McClelland of Drifton, Florida, for loss of horses ordered
killed by Charles F. Dawson, veterinarian of the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 358:
A bill to be entitled an act to pay the E. O. Painter
Printing Co. for extra volumes of Florida Supreme Court
Reports reprinted under contract with the Board of
State Institutions.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1337 of
the General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating
to disqualifications of judges.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 260:
A bill to be entitled an act to protect the bird known
as the turtle dove.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the
House of Representaties thereto.
Very Respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 50, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education.
And Sesate Bill No. 261, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
And Senate Bill No. 402, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Clark moved that Senate Bill No. 402 be taken up
out of its order and now considered.









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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 402 was taken up.
Mr. Clark moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 402 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 402 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Clarke moved that the rules be further waived,
and that Senate Bill No. 402 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. 402 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Bradshaw, Calkins, Clarke, Doke, Dorman, Du-
Pont, Durrance, Farris, Faulkner, Geiger, Hartsfield,
Harvell, Johnson, Kirkland, Knight (Citrus), Knight
(Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McKenzie, Mc-
Clellan, Mathews, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Paul, Peaden,
Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Register, Richbourg, Rodden-
berry, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Thompson, Wartmann,
Watson, Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Williams, Wilson
(Calhoun)--47.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And Senate Bill No. 358, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read thi first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Printing.
And Senate Bill No. 93, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
And Senate Bill No. 260, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Game.

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has asked leave to recall-









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House Bill No. 312:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1907 of
the General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to
the time of holding the Circuit Court in the Third Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida.
For the purpose of amendment of the same.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that the Senate be noti-
fied that House Bill No. 312 had passed beyond the juris-
diction of the House.
Which was agreed to.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate respectfully insists that
the House of Representatives recede from its amendment
to--
Senate Bill No. 281:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of W. A. McRae,
H. H. Lewis, Minnie E. Kehoe, W. H. Taylor, Calvin Baker,
Frank L. Mayes, Percy Hayes, Emmanuel Spires, John
Capehart, John Ruge and Ellis Davis, and making appro-
priat:('n therefore, and providing for manner of payment
of pame.
Which amendment reads as follows:
"Provided, That Jackson County shall reimburse the
State of Florida for the entire sum named herein, from
the first money received by the State from the hire of
State convicts sentenced from Jackson County."
And also respectfully asks fora committee of conference
on the said amendment in case the House shall not recede
from said amendment, and have appointed as such com-
mittee on part of the Senate: Messrs. West of Fourth
District, Broome and Beard.









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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.

Mr. Williams moved that the House recede from its in-
sistance upon its amendment to Senate Bill No. 281.
Which was agreed to.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 375:
A bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the obstruction
of any public road or highway in this State by any rail-
road or employee thereof, and providing a penalty there-
for.
Also has passed-
House Bill No. 295:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide a road and
bridge fund for Gadsden County, Florida; to provide for
the assessment and collection of the same, and to pre-
scribe the manner and methods of building, erecting and
maintaining public roads and bridges in said county.
With the following Senate amendments thereto: In
line 1 of Section 10, after the word "person," insert "ex-
cept those living in incorporated towns and cities,"
Add to Section 5 the following: "Provided, the Com-
missioners shall have the right to accept or reject all
bids."
Strike out all of Section 15 and insert in lieu thereof
the following: "This law shall become effective and oper-
ative uniy after having been submitted and approved by
a majority vote of those voting at an election to be called
by the County Commissioners of Gadsden County; said
election to be conducted as now provided by law for hold-
ing general elections.









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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHiAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate

And Senate Bill No. 375, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Railroads and Telegraphs.
And House Bill No. 295, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto,
'was placed before the House of Representatives.

Mr. Willis of Gadsden moved that the House of Repre-
sentatives concur in the following amendments to House
Bill No. 295:
In line 1 of Section 10, after the word "persons" insert
"except those living in incorporated town and cities."
Also add to Section 5 the following, "Provided the
Commissioners shall have the right to accept or reject all
bids."
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Willis of Gadsden moved that the House of Repre-
sentatives refuse to concur in the following r Senate amend-
mett to House Bill No. 295:
"Strike out all of Section 15 and insert in lieu thereof
the following, "This law shall become effective and op-
erative only after having been submitted and approved
by a majority vote of those voting at an election to be
called by the County Commissioners of Gadsden County.
Said election to be conducted as, now provided by law for
holding general elections."
Which was agreed to.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tnllnhnssee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
HTon. Eu.genre R. Mattlhells.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled an act establishing a Geological











Survey for the State of Florida; to provide for the ap-
pointment of a State Geologist; to define his duties, and
to provide for the maintenance of the survey.
Also has passed:
Senate Bill No. 247:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the examina-
tion, auditing and payment of claims against the State of
Florida for services rendered during the Seminole Indian
Wars, and for the examination, auditing and payment of
claims for forage, subsistence and transportation fur-
nished in said wars.
Also has passed:
Senate Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled an act to secure to the people of
Florida school text books at reduced prices, to provide
special editions of said books at low prices, to empower
County Boards of Public Instruction to adopt such books
if desired; to authorize County Boards of Public In-
struction to make contracts with publishers to provide for
the filling of contracts; to provide a penalty for any
dealer, clerk or agent who may sell school text books
at greater prices than may be entered in contracts be,
tween Boards of Public Instruction and publishers, and
for other purposes.
Also has passed:
Senate Bill No. 304:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1 of Chap-
ter 5387, Laws of Florida, entitled "an act empowering
County Boards of Public Instruction and Trustees of
Special Tax School Districts to establish kindergartens
under certain conditions.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHA O S. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 29, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. MacWilliams moved that Senate Bill No. 29 be
placed on the Calendar without reference to committee.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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Mr. Willis of Levy moved that two hundred copies of
Senate Bill No. 29 be printed.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 247, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And Mr. Knight of Citrus moved that Senate Bill No.
247 be placed on the Calendar without reference to a
committee.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 101, contained in the above mes-
sage was read the first time by its title.
And Mr. Watson moved that Senate Bill No. 101 be
placed on the Calendar with reference to a committee.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 304, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
"Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate refuses to recede from
the Senate amendment to House Concurrent Resolution
No. 27, relating to Interstate Commerce. Which amend-
ment reads as follows:
Insert after word "Whereas," first line of preamble,
the words, "It is to the interest of the people that."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very Respectfully,
CHTAS. A. FINLEY.
Secretary Senat.
And House Con current Resolution No. 27, contained
in the above message, together with amendments, of the
Senate thereto, was placed before the House of Represen-
tatives.
"Mr. Doke moved that the House of Representatives con-
cur in the amendments of the Senate to House Concur-
rent Resolution No. 27.








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Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 27, as amended
by the Senate and concurred in by the House of Repre-
sentatives, was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representaltives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 108:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for a monument
to be erected on the battlefield of Chickamauga in memory
of the soldiers of Florida who took part in that battle.
With the following Senate amendment thereto:
Strike out the words "Ten thousand," in line 2 of Sec-
tion 1, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Fifteen
thousand."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the
House of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CH!AS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 108, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto,
was placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the House of Representa-
tives concur in the amendment of the Senate to House
Bill No. 108.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 108, as amended by the Senate
and concurred in by the House of Representatives, was
referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.








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Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 452:
A bill to be entitled an act relating to and making ap-
propriations for the support and maintenance and erec-
tion of buildings, grounds, etc., of State Institutions of
Higher Education, created and required to be maintained
by Chapter 5384 of the Laws of Florida, approved June
5, 1905, known as the University of the State of Florida,
the Florida Female College, the Institute for the Blind,
Deaf and Dumb, and the Colored Normal School; to pro-
vide for the payment of any interest deficit on the three
per cent bonds held for the benefit of any of said institu-
tions under the said act and the act of Congress of July
2, 1862, and for the payment of any unpaid debts of the
institutions abolished by the act known as Chapter 5384,
approved June 5, 1905, aforesaid, under the rrovision,-
thereof.
Also-
House Bill No. 80:
A bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the giving of a
rebate, special rate or drawback by any common carrier.
or any officer, agent or employee thereof, doing business
in the State of Florida; or the receiving of same by any
person, persons or corporations.
Also-
House Bill No. 157:
A bill to be entitled an act authorizing the service of
certain legal notices by mail.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY.
Secretary Senate.

And House Bills Nos. 452, 80 and 157, contained in
the above message, were ordered referred to the Conmil-
tee on Enrolled Bills.








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Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 191:
A bill to be entitled an act to regulate the sale of
stocks of goods, wares and merchandise in bulk, and to
provide certain penalties therefore, and for other purposes
With the following amendments to-wit:
(1) Amend Section 4 by striking out the words, "Less
than one (1) month or," in lines 11 and 12 of said sece
tion.
(2) Amend Section 4 by striking out the words, "Less
than fifty dollars ($50.00) or," in lines 9 and 10 of said
section.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the
House of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.
And Hiouse Bill No. 191, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto
was placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. Reese moved that the House of Representatives
concur in the amendments of the Senate to House Bill
No. 191.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 191, as amended by the Senate and
concurred in by the House of Representatives, was re-
ferred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Revresentatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-









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House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled an act to prescribe and regulate
the procedure for the admission of attorneys to practice
law in the courts of Florida.
With the following amendment:
Strike out the words "but at no other time," on the
fourth and fifth lines of Section 2, and insert in lieu
thereof the following: "And at such other time as the
court may prescribe."
Also-
House Bill No. 426:
A bill to be entitled an act to protect the food fish in
Miccosukie Lake, in the County of Leon, State of Florida.
With the following amendment:
Strike out the words, "the County of Leon," in third line
of Section 1; (2) Strike out the words in title, second line
"the County of Leon."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY.
Secretary Senate.
And House Bill No. 12, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto, was
placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. Carter moved that the House of Representatives
concur in the amendments of the Senate to House Bill
No. 12:
Whicl was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 12, as amended by the Senate and
concurred in by the House of Representatives, was re-
ferred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

And House Bill No. 426, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto, was
placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. Hartsfield moved that the House of Representa-
tives concur in the amendments of the Senate to House
Bill No. 426.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 426, as amended by the Senate and
concurred in by the House of Representatives, was referred
to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
H-91









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Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 169:
A bill to be entitled an act to extend the time limit
within which the Charlotte Harbor and Northern Rail-
way Company is required to complete the construction of
its road.
Very respectfully,
CIAS. A. FINLEY,
\ Secretary of Senate.

And House Bill No. 169, contained in the above mes-
sage, was ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has indefinitely post-
poned-
House Bill No. 72:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 3425 of the
General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to the
turning in of stock where parties are farming under one
fence.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.



Also the following:









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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.

Lhon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate har passed by the required
constitutional three-fifths majority of the Senate-
House Joint Resolution No. 176:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section
nine (9) of Article five (5) of the Constitution of Florida.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Joint Resolution No. 176, contained in the
above message, was referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.

A;so the following--
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 202:
A bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of
the State Auditor and Assistant State Auditor of the
State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 202, contained in the above mes-
sage, was ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.



Also the following-









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"Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 156:
A bill to be entitled an act to permit pleas to the juris-
diction, or in abatement, to be pleaded with pleas in bar,
or to the merits, and providing for the trial thereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY.
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 156, contained in the above mes-
sage, was ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Revresentatives.
Sir:
I am -directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 19:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of James R.
Landrum, former Justice of the Peace, Second District.
of Escambia County, State of Florida, for loss of fees
during his suspension from said office.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled an, act to amend Section 851 of
the General IStatutes of the State of Florida, relating to
the employment by County Commissioners of labor for
work on roads and bridges.









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Also-
Senate Bill No. 287:
A bill to be entitled an act authorizing and empowering
the County Commissioners of the respective counties of
this State to grant to persons, companies and corpora-
tions doing the business of a waterwor1 company, the
right to occupy public highways, roads and alleys of the
respective counties of this State, with its or their pipes
and mains.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 203:
A bill to be entited an act to amend Section 1698 of
the General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to
procurement and effect of writs of error.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 181:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1465 of
the General Statutes of the Stafe of Florida, concerning
denial of existence and want of consideration, etc., of
certain instruments.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled an act in aid and furtherance of
the objects of the Florida Horticultural Society.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHIAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 19, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
And Senate Bill No. 110, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
And Senate Bill No. 287; contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading with-
out reference to committee.
And Senate Bills Nos. 203, 181 and 166, contained in
the above message, were read the first time by their titles
and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.









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SAlso the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 332:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the State Board
of Health to acquire and maintain a sanatorium for the
treatment of tuberculosis; to make and enforce rules re-
garding the administration of such sanatorium, and to
provide methods for conducting the same.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 429:
A bill to be entitled an act amending the title of an act
amending Sections 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, of an act entitled "an
act extending and enlarging the territorial limits and
powers of the city of Gainesville, a municipal corporation
organized and existing in Alachua County, Florida, and
providing for the exercise of those powers," the same
being Chapter 5497, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1905.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 431:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 3 of Ar-
ticle 8; Section 3 of Article 9; Section 5 of Article 9;
Section 9 of Article 9, of an act entitled "an act to abolish
the present municipal government of the city of Sanford,
Orange County, Florida, and organize a city government
for the same, and provide its jurisprudence and powers,"
approved May 24, 1893.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Houfse
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
SOHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 332, contained in the above mes-
sage. was read the first time by its title and' referred to
the Committee on Public Health.








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SAnd Senate Bill No. 429, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Carter moved that Senate Bill No. 429 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 429 was taken up.
Mr. Carter moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 429 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 429 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Carter moved that the rules be further waived, and
that Senate Bill No. 429 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. 429 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Mesisrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Bradshaw, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker,
Doke, DuPont, Farris, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs, Harts-
field, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore, Kirkland, Las-
sitter, Long, McKenzie, Malone, Mathews, Melton. Mor-
rison, Neel, Ogilvie, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples,
Pettigrew, Reese, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry,
Rowe, Russell, Smith, Snell, Taylor, Watson, Wells,
Willis (Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Wilson (Hernando),
Wilson (Lee)-51.
Nay's--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And Senate Bill No. 431, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Crawford moved that Senate Bill No. 431 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 431 was, taken up.
Mr. Crawford moved that the rules be waived, and Sen-
ate Bill No. 431 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.








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And Senate Bill No. 431 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Crawford moved that the rules be further waived,
and that Senate Bill No. 431 be read a third time is full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 431 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
wa's:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Baggett, Brad.
shaw, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke, DuPont, Durraince,
Faulkner, Griggs, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore,
Kirkland, Knowles, Lassitter, McKenzie, MacWilliams,
McClellan, Malone, Mathews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison,
Neel, Ogilvie, Parkinson, Paul, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese,
Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Snell, Taylor,
Wartmann, Willis (Gadsden), Williams, Wilson (Her-
nando), Wilson (Lee)-45.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed--
Senate Bill No. 183:
A bill to be entitled an act concerning the payment or
certification of forged checks and the liabilities of banks
and others therefore.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 159:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the census
enumerators of the several counties of the State of Flor-
ida appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and
Secretary of State, who took the census for the year 1905,
according to the provisions of Chapter 5469 of the Laws
of Florida, approved June 5th, 1905, and making appro-
priations therefore.









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Also-
Senate Bill No. 378:
A bill to be entitled an act requiring the State Board
of Education to deed to the city of Lake City, Florida,
for educational purposes, the lands held for and used by
the University of Florida, formerly located at Lake City,
and making an appropriation of fifteen thousand dollars
to pay to the city of Lake City the amount claimed by the
said city under the provisions of Chapter 5384, Laws of
Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 183, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
And Senate Bill No. 159, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Dorman moved that Senate Bill No. 159 be taken up
out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 159 was taken up and read a
second time in full.
Mr. Reese moved that the consideration of Senate Bill
No. 159 be made a special order with House Bill No. 179,
together with the substitute.
Mr. Dorman moved that the motion be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wells of Leon offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 159:
Strike out the words "three cents" wherever it occurs
in the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "two
cents."
Mr. Wells moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Dorman moved that the amendment be laid on the
table-
Which was agreed to.








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Mr. Dorman moved that the rules be further waived, and
that Senate Bill No. 159 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that Senate Bill No. 159 be
placed on the calendar of Bills on Second Reading and
considered, together with House Bills Nos. 179, the com-
mittee substitute for House Bill No. 179 and the substi-
tute for the committee substitute for House Bill No. 179,
as offered by Mr. Dorman.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 378, contained in the above mes-
sage, Was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that Senate Bill No.
378 be taken up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 378 was taken up and read a second
time in full.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that the rules be further
waived, and that Senate Bill No. 378 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. 378 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Bradshaw, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke,
Donegan, Dorman, DuPont, Farris, Faulkner, Hartsfield,
Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore, Knight (Columbia), Lassitter,
McCutcheon, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Ma-
thews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olm-
stead, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese,
Register, Richbourg, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Watson, Wells,
Williams, Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Hernando)-49.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

The time having arrived for adjournment, the Speaker
announced that the House would take a recess until 3:00
o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION, 3:00 O'CLOCK P. M.
The House resumed its session.
The Speaker in the chair.









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The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Present--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Bradshaw, Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford,
Decker, Doke, Donegan, Dorman, DuPont Durrance. Far-
ris, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Hooker,
Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Citrus),
Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McCutch-
eon, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone, Mat-
hews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olmstead,
Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Reg-
ister, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Smith,
Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Wells,
Willis (Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson (Cal-
houn), Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-68.
A quorum present.
The House resumed the further consideration of mes-
sages from the Senate.

MESSAGES FROM TI E SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hion. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of'
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill :No. 440:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1807 of the
General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to the
time of holding the Circuit Court in the Third Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
T Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 440, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.











And-
ro. Faulkner moved that Senate Bill No. 440 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 440 was taken up.
M!r. Faulkner moved that the rules be waived and Sen-
ate Bill No. 440 ibe read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 440 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mir. Faulkner moved that the rules be further waived,
and that Senate Bill No. 440 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. 440 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Baggett, Brad-
shaw, Calkins, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke,
Dorman, DuPont, Durrance, Farris, Faulkner, Geiger,
Griggs, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore, Kirkland,
Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Lassitter, Long
McCutcheon, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone,
Mathews, M'elton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, OIm-
stead, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Rich-
bourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Snell, Wartmann, Willis
(Gladsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun)
Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-54.
Nays--Mr. Register,-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 21, 1907.
Hon. Eugene A. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has concurred in House
amendment to-
Senate Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled an act to require express companies
doing business in this State to post schedules of rates









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and to weigh all articles received by such companies for
shipment by express, or delivered by such companies,
such articles having been received by express, and provid-
ing a penalty for the violation thereof.
House amendment to wit:
1st. Amend by adding the following at the end of Sec-
tion 2: "Provided, however, that if such violation be an
excessive charge for transporting or carrying any article
or thing, and within fifteen days after demand at the
place where paid such excess over the proper charge be
returned to the party paying the same, then the penalty
or forfeiture above provided shall not be enforced."
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.
Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 436:
A bill to be entitled an act for the improvement of the
public roads and bridges in Lake County, providing for
the employment of convicts under certain conditions, and
for the levy and collection of a road and bridge tax and
the means of its expenditure.
Also has passed-
Senate Bill No. 437:
To be entitled an act to incorporate and establish a
municipal government for the town of Tyler, in Alachua
County, Florida, provide for its government, and prescribe
its jurisdiction and powers.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 436, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.









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And-
Mr. Smith moved that Senate Bill No. 436 be take
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 436 was taken up.
Mr. Smith moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 436 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 436 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Smith moved that the rures be further waived, and
that Senate Bill No. 436 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. 436 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Bradshaw, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke, Faulkner,
Griggs, Harvell, Hooker, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Cit-
rus), Knowles, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Ma-
lone, Mathews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Paul,
Peeples, Pettigrew, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry,
Rowe, Russell, Smith, Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Williams,
Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-40.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And Senate Bill No. 437, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Carter moved that Senate Bill No. 437 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 437 was taken up.
And-
Mr. Carter moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 437 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 437 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Carter moved that the rules be further waived, and
that Senate Bill No. 437 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.









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And Senate Bill No. 437 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Bradshaw, Calkins, Carter, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Dor-
man, DuPont, Durrance, Faulkner, Griggs, Hartsfield,
Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore, Lassitter, Long, Mc-
Kenzie, McClellan, Malone, Mathews, Melton, Millinor,
Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew,
Reese, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell,
Smith, Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Willis (Gadsden), Wil-
liams, Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)--49.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 381:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 3556 of
the General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to
the sale of liquors in counties or precincts voting against
such sale, and to amend Section 3448 of the General Stat-
utes of the State of Florida, relating to selling liquors
without license.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 381, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
On motion of Mr. Faulkner was ordered placed on the
Calendar of Bills on Second Reading, without reference
to committee.









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Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hoin. Eugene S. MatthewIs,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 326:
A bill to be entitled an act to make an appropriation
to secure a better attendance upon teachers' summer
training schools.
With amendment as follows:
After the word "railroad" in line 3, Section 2, insert
the following: "and steamship."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 326, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto,
was placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. Harvell moved that the House of Representatives
concur in the amendments of the Senate to House Bill
No. 326.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 326, as amended by the Senate and
concurred in by the House of Representatives, was re-
ferred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eu gene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 127:
A bill to be entitled an act granting and confirming









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in W. F. Creary of the city of Pensacola, Florida, and
his heirs all the right, title and interest of the State of
Florida in and to certain lands situate in said city and
State, the same being a part of the water front of said
city.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 127, contained in the above mes-
sage, was ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolled.
Bills.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has indefinitely post-
poned-
House Bill No. 206:
A bill to be entitled an act to fix the salaries of certain
State officials.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.
Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 190T.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 273:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the keeping
of a record of all sales of dynamite by all persons, firms
or corporations who deal in, sell or offer for sale dyna-
mite, and providing penalty for the failure to keep such
record.
IT-f2









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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 273, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 555:
A bill to be entitled an act relating to the powers and
duties of the Railroad Commissioners with reference to
the condition and value of the physical properties and
equipment of railroad companies and other common car-
riers.
With the following Senate amendments thereto, to wit:
Strike out the words "Civil Engineers" in the fifth and
sixth lines of Section 1, and insert in lieu thereof the
following: "Inspector."
Strike out the words "Civil Engineer" in the fifteenth
line of Section 1, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"Inspector."
Strike out Section 3, and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing: "Section 3. Said Railroad Commissioners shall
require all railroad companies operating railroads either
in whole or in part within this State to construct and
maintain all their switches and switching devices in a
safe manner and condition."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.









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And House Bill No. 555, contained in the above mes-
sage, together with amendments of the Senate thereto, was
placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. Kilgore moved that the House of Representatives
concur in the amendments of the Senate to House Bill
No. 555.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 555, as amended by the Senate
and concurred in by the House of Representatives, was
referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

By permission of the House-
Mr. Long, Chairman of the Special Committee, sub-
mitted the following report:

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your committee appointed under Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 5, which reads as follow's:
"Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
concurring, That two on the part of the House and one
on the part of the Senate be appointed to visit, examine
into and report on the condition of the State Reform
School at Marianna," have performed said duty, and beg
leave to report as follows:
We find a total of forty-four (44) inmates in said re-
formatory, as follows: Sixteen (16) white males, two
(2) white females, twenty-four (24) colored males, two
(2) colored females. We find the health of all inmates
to be very good, the services of a physician seldom ever
needed.
The sanitary condition of the premises is as good as
can be under the circumstances. Everything appeared
neat and clean about the buildings.
The white boys are worked principally in the operation
of a steam brick plant, doing very nearly all the work
of operating the plant, which seemed to be run syste-
matically and doing very satisfactory work.
The colored boys are worked on the farm, "which is
a magnificent farm." We find they have one hundred
100) acres planted in corn, sixty (60) acres in oats,
twenty (20) acres groundpeas and twenty (20) acres in









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-various other products, and the prospects for a large
yield are very good.
We find the present Superintendent, Mr. S. Belch, and
his wife very affable, and apparently Christian people,
and believe them to be the right people to have charge of
this institution.
He takes, all the white inmate's to religious services
at Marianna each Sunday. This we were told by the citi-
zens of Marianna as well as Mr. Belch himself. He does
not lock them up at any time; he tells them they are
not prisoners and that he will care for and provide for
them as they should be, and this seems to have captivated
the love and respect of all the inmates, and by this hu-
mane method he has been able to make much improve-
ments recently, which are visible.
He has recently secured the services of Mr. Pumprey
as teacher and was fitting up a school room, and expected
to start the school Monday the 20th inst. We find this
department has been absolutely neglected heretofore, ex-
cept about 3 hours per day for about 6 months in the
year, but he assures u's of his intentions to keep it up
from now on, allowing six hours per day for each school.
We were much impressed by the appearance of Mr. Pum-
prey, and believe the boys will have the best of instruction
under him.
We will say that this institution is not at all what it
should be. It has not reached that point yet to accomplish
the purpose for which it was created. The management
has been handicapped by lack of funds. We believe the
passage of the Reese bill, appropriating $10,000 per
annum and $3,000 to pay off present indebtedness, will
begin to get the institution in better shape, and we see
no reason why it should not become self-sustaining in :1
few years.
We find the barn and contents, together with nine
head of mules, was recently consumed by fire, causing
a loss of about $4,000. This was a serious loss, as haq,
and grain and other farm products were destroyed, caus-
ing a loss and expenditure of money at this time for all
supplies.
We recommend that the people better familiarize them.
%elves with the institution, and not depend entirely on
the officials in charge; once the public is generally famil-



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iar with its prospective future they will become more in-
terested and willing to extend all the aid necessary to
bring it to the highest standard of reformatory.
Respectfully,
J. B. LONG, Chairman.
(Signed) J. D. T'HOMPSON.

Which was read and ordered spread upon the Journal.

The House resumed the consideration of Senate mes-
sages.
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 353:
A bill to be entitled an act relating to the Florida State
Reform School at Marianna, and appropriating money
therefore.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 353, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Reese moved that Senate Bill No. 353 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 353 was taken up.
And-
Mr. Reese moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 353 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 353 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Reese moved that the rules be further waived, and
that Senate Bill No. 353 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.









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SWhich was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 353 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Baggett, Cal-
kins, Crawford, Decker, DuPont, Farris, Faulkner, Griggs,
Hartsfield, Harvell, Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia),
Long, McCutcheon, McKenzie, McClellan, Millinor, Mor-
rison, Neel, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew,
Reese, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Russell, Smith,
Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Wells, Willis
(Gadsden), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Her-
nando), Wilson (Lee)-42.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
An act to fix the compensation of the State Auditor
and the Assistant State Auditor of the State of Florida.
Have examined the same and find it correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

The enrolled act contained in the above report was
referred to the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Mr. MacWilliams, Chairmap of the Committee on
Judiciary, submitted the following report:









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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 543:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1571 of
the General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to
the selection of jurors by County Commissioners.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 185:
A bill to be entitled an act defining what shall consti-
tute due diligence on the part of a bank in the collection
of checks, drafts, notes or other negotiable instruments,
and fixing the liability of bank, drawer, maker, guarantor,
surety and endorser.
Have had the same under consideration and recom-
mend that they do pass.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 543 and Senate Bill No. 185, con-
tained in the above report, were placed on the Calendar
of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. Knight, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Mattlfewvs,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 508:
A bill to be entitled an act imposing licenses and other
taxes, providing for the payment thereof, and prescrib.
ing penalties for doing business without a license, or other
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Beg leave to report that having carefully examined said
bill find it correctly engrossed, and respectfully return
same herewith.
Very respectfully,
J. W. KNIGHT,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 508, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third Reading.

Mr. Parkinson, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways, to
whom was referred-
House Bill No. 517:
A bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of log
carts or lever carts upon any of the hard-surfaced public
roads within the State of Florida, with certain exceptions
thereto, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Also--
House Bill No. 509:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 4945 of
the Laws of the State of Florida, entitled an act to keep
in repair all public roads and bridges, etc., in the County
of Brevard, State of Florida, etc., by enacting an addi-
tional section thereto.
Have had the same under consideration and recom-
mend that they do pass
Very respectfully,
JOHN B. PARKINSON,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bills Nos. 517 and 509, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on
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Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
Senate Bill No. 59:
A, bill to be entitled an act for the relief of R. C. Max-/
well and L. J. Reeves, attorneys-at-law, doing business as
partners under the firm name of Maxwell & Reeves.
Also-
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled an act relating to the publication
of notices, citations and advertisements required by law
to be published in a newspaper.
Also-
House Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled an act to regulate the drawing of
jurors in the courts of County Judges and Justices of
the Peace in this State.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that they do not pass.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman of Committee.

And Senate Bill No. 59, House Bill No. 141 and House
Bill No. 103, contained in the above report, were placed
on the Calendar of Bills on Second Readinr.

Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. EIuaene R. .Matthlews. .
Speaker of the House of Rerresentatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-









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An act to fix the compensation of the State Auditor
and the Assistant State Auditor of the State of Florida.
Have examined the same and find it correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

ENROLLED.
The Speaker announced that he was about to sign-
An act to fix the compensation of the State Auditor and
the Assistant State Auditor of the State of Florida.
The act was therefore duly signed by the Speaker and
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and ordered
returned to the Chairman of the Joint Committee on En-
rolled Bills to convey to the Senate for the signatures of
the President and Secretary thereof.

The House then took up the introduction of bills.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
By Mr. Wilson of Hernando-
House Bill No. 558:
A bill to be entitled an act relating to the approval of
official bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading, with-
out reference to committee.

By Mr. Abernethy of Orange-
House Bill No. 559:
A bill to be entitled an act empowering the County of
Orange to call and have an election in certain election pre-
cincts thereof, and prescribing the conditions under which
swine shall be impounded in those groups of precincts
which vote to prohibit same from running at large within
the limits of such groups of precincts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. Hooker of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 560:
A bill to be entitled an act exempting the South Florida









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Loan, and Trust Company of Arcadia from the interest
laws on loans made for purpose of building upon and
otherwise improving real estate on the monthly repayment
plan.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Decker of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 561:
A bill to be entitled an act to restore Earl E. Hogue
of Tarpon Springs, Hillsborough County, Florida, to the
rights of citizenship.
Which was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Decker moved that House Bill No. 561 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 561 was taken up and read a sec-
ond time in full.
Mr. Decker moved that the rules be further waived,
and that House Bill No. 561 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. 561 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Bradshaw, Calkins, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke,
Dorman, Durrance, Farris, Faulkner, Griggs, Hartsfield,
Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight,
Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McCutcheon, McKenzie, Miac-
Williams, McClellan, Mailone, Melton, Millinor, Neel, Ogil-
vie, Olmstead, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Petti-
grew, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Smith,
Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Wells, Willis
(Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson, (Hernan-
do), Wilson (Lee)-55.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

By Mr. Wartmann of Marion-
House Bill No. 562:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 3758









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General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to the
time for shooting wild ducks.
Which was read the first time iby its title and referred
to the Committee on Game.

By Mr. Mathews of Marion-
House Bill No. 563:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize and empower
.the town of Bellview, a municipal corporation in the
county of Marion, to adopt and pass ordinances provid-
ing for the impounding of hogs running at large upon
the streets of said town.
Which was read the first time by its title.
And-
Mr. Mathews moved that House Bill No. 563 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 563 was taken up.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be waived, and
House Bill No. 563 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Hiouse Bill No. 5613 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be further waived,
and that House Bill No. 563 be read a third time in fail
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 563 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Baggett, Brad-
rshaw, Cobb, Doke, Dorman, Farris, Faulkner, Hooker,
Johnson, Kilgore, Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Lassit-
ter, Long, McKenzie, MacWilliams, Malone, Mathews,
Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olmstead, Par-
kinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Register, Rich-
bourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Smith, Snell, Taylor, Thomp-
son, Wartmann, Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson (Her-
nando), Wilson (Lee)-44.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Parkinson moved that House Memorial No. 15 be
taken up out of its order and now considered.









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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Memorial No. 15:
A memorial to the Congress of the United States, ask-
ing for an appropriation for the deepening and improve-
ment of the bar at New Smyrna Inlet, and the deepening
of the waters of the North Indian and H]alifax Rivers.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Parkinson moved that the rules be further waived,
and that House Memorial No. 15 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Mlemorial No. 15 was read a third time in
full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the memorial (he
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Bradshaw, Calkins, Carter, Cobb, Crawford, Decker
Doke, Dorman, DuPont, Durrance, Faulkner, Griggs,
Hartsfield, Uooker, Johnson, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight
(Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Lassitter, Long, McCutch-
eon, McKenzie, McClellan, M4alone, Mathews, Mil-
linor, Morrison, Ogilvie, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples,
Pettigrew, Reese, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Snell,
Taylor, Thompson, Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Willis
(Levy), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Hernan-
do), Wilson (Lee)-52.
Nays-None.
So the memorial passed, title as stated.

SELECT ORDER.

House Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the census
enumerators of the several counties of the State of Flor-
ida appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and
Secretary of State, who took the census for the year 1905,
according to the provisions of Chapter 5469 of the Laws
of Florida, approved June 5, 1905, and making appropria-
tions therefore.
Was taken up.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that Senate Bill No. 159 be
substituted for House Bill No. 179.
Which was agreed to.









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And-
Senate Bill No. 159:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the census
enumerators of the several counties of the State of Flor-
ida appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and
Secretary of State, who took the census for the year 1905,
according to the provisions of Chapter 5469 of the Laws
of Florida, approved June 5th, 1905, and making appro-
priations therefore.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
The Committee on Census and Apportionment offer a
committee substitute with the following title to Hious(
Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the census
enumerators and deputy census enumerators of the sev-
eral counties of the State of Florida, who took the census
for the year 1905, under Chapter 5469, Laws of Florida,
and making appropriation therefore.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mlr. Dorman offered a substitute for the committee sub-
stitute to House Bill No. 179, with the following title:
A bill to be entitled' an act for the relief of the census
enumerators and deputy census enumerators of the sev-
eral counties of the State of Florida, who took the census
for the year 1905, under Chapter 5469. Laws of Florida.
and making an appropriation therefore
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. H'artsfield of Leon offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 159:
Strike out the words "three cents" wherever they appear
in the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "two
cents."
Mr. Hlartsfield moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams offered the following amendment to
the substitute as offered by Mr. Dorman:
Strike out the words "three cents" wherever they occur
in the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "two
cents."
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the motion as made by









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Mr. Dorman to substitute the substitute as offered by
himself for the committee substitute.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the substitute as offered
by Mr. Dorman be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the consideration of
Senate Bill No. 159.
Mr. Kirkland offered the following amendment to Sen-
ate Bill No. 159:
Strike out the words "twenty thousand ($20,000)" and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "thirteen thousand
three hundred and thirty-four ($13,334)."
Mr. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Farris moved that the rules be further waived,
and that Senate Bill No. 159 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. 159 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke,
Donegan, Dorman, DuPont, Durrance, Farris, Faulkner,
Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson,
Knight (Citrus), Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McCutcheon,
McKlenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone, Mathews,
Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Parkinson, Paul.
Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Richbourg, Rowe, Russell,
Smith, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Wells,
Willis (Gadsden), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson
(Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-57.
Nays-Messrs. Brndshaw, Reese, Register--3.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

Mr. Crawford moved that the consideration of House
Joint Resolution No. 188, which was set for a special order
on May 23, at 11 o'clock a. m., be deferred until May 24,
at 10:30 o'clock a. m.
Which was agreed to.









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SPECIAL ORDERS.

House Bill No. 516:
A bill to be entitled an act relating to the establish-
ment of a system of highways; the creation of a Board of
State Road Commissioners; a State Highway Commis-
sioner; fixing his compensation; providing for the con-
struction of roads, and appropriating money to carry the
provisions of this act into effect.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Parkinson moved that when the House adjourn
that it adjourn to meet at 8 o'clock to-night for the pur-
pose of the further consideration of House Bills Nos. 516,
548, 142, 152, 198 and 277.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Parkinson moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
And the House stood adjourned.

EVENING SESSION, 8:00 O'CLOCK P. M.
The House resuumed its session.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Avant, Baggett, Bradshaw,
Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Doke, Donegan,
Farrifs, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvel!,
Johnson, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Columbia),
Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McKenzie, MacWilliams, Milli-
nor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden,
Peeples, Pettigrew, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Russell,
Smith, Snell, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson,
SWillis (Gadesden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson
(Hernando)-48.

The House resumed the further consideration of House
Bill No. 516.
Mr. Watson moved that House Bills Nos. 516, 548, 142,
152, 198 and 277 be read a second time in full and then
considered in their regular order.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 516 having been read the second
time-








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House Bill No. 548:
A bill to be entitled an act creating the office of State
Highway Commissioner, defining his compensation, du-
ties, powers and qualifications for office; creating a State
lIighway Department, and prescribing its duties: and
powers; providing for the creation, construction, main-
tenance and repair of State highways and bridges, and
prescribing the duties of the several Boards of County
Commissioners in relation thereto; providing for State
reward roads; authorizing condemnation proceedings;
authorizing the State Highway Department to use con-
vict labor.
Was taken up and' read a second time in full.
Also--
House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled an act creating a Board of State
Road Commissioners, providing for the appointment, term
of office, powers, duties and compensation of the said com-
missioners, providing for the working of one-half of the
number of the State convicts on the roads to be graded
out and constructed by said Commissioners, the leasing of
the remaining one-half of the number of State convicts,
the expenditure of the revenue derived therefrom, by the
said Commissioners, and the expenditure of the revenue
derived from hire of State convicts at time of, passage of
this act.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Also---
House Bill No. 152:
A bill to be entitled an act establishing a system of
good roads in this State, methods for using the funds.
arising from the hire of State prisoners in furtherance
thereof; for the creation by vote of the people of tax road
district's'; providing for a system of tax levy for road pur-
poses, for the hiring out of county convicts by Boards of:
County Commissioners; creating District Road Commis-
sioners and defining their powers and duties relative to
construction of said roads; defining tie powers and du-
ties of the Boards of County Commissioners relative to
the location and construction of said roads and the joint
action of said Boards of County Commissioners relating
thereto, and limiting the disbursement of funds in con-
struction of said roads.
H-93








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Was taken up and a second time in full.
Also-
House Bill No. 198:
A bill to be entitled an act to continue the present con-
viet system in the State of Florida, and to appropriate
all moneys arising from their hire to the building and
maintenance of good, hard public roads in said State,
and appropriating the same for road purposes among the
several counties of the State of Florida.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Also-
House Bill No. 277:
A bill to be entitled an act to create a State Highway
Connmission, and providing for the election of three State
Highway Commissioners, defining their compensation,
duties, powers and qualifications for office; providing for
the creation, construction, maintenance and repair of
State highways and bridges; condemnation proceedings;
defining duties of incorporated cities and towns in respect
to State highways and the construction and repair of
same; creating a State highway fund and designating
how said fund shall be expended; creating three State
highways; county reward roads and conditions under
which the same may be constructed; providing penalties
for damages to State highways and county reward roads.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
The House then resumed the consideration of House
Bill No. 516.
Mr. Willis of Levy offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 516:
After Section 10 add the following: "Provided, That
"When Gabriel blows his trumpet,
i If these roads are not complete
The man who introduced the bill
Shall not walk the golden street.
SAnd when Peter calls the roll
For that last, last, lonesome time,
The father of this bill shall stroll,
Good roads in a warmer clime."
Mr. Griggs moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call being ordered the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Bradshaw, Clarke, Geiger, Johnson, Mc-
Clellan, Peaden, Register, Roddenberry, Thompson, Willis
(Levy) -10.









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Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Avant, Baggett, Calkins,
Carter, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke, Donegan, DuPont,
Farris, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Kilgore, Kirkland,
.Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Long,
MacWilliams, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Paul, Peeples, Pet-
tigrew, Reese, Richbourg, Wartmann, Watson, Wells,
Willis (Gadsden), Williams, Wilson (Hernando)--36.
So the amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that the further consideration of
the above bill be deferred ustil 8 o'clock tomorrow night.

On motion of Mr. Crawford, the House adjourned until
9 o'clock to-morrow morning.



FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1907.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9.00
o'clock a. m.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their names:
Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett, Bradshaw, Calkins,
Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke, Dorman,
Donegan, DuPont, Durrance, Farris, Faulkner,
Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson,
Jones, Kilgore, Kirland, Knight (Citrus), Knight (Co-
lumbia), Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McCutcheon, M'cKen-
zie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone, Mathews, Melton,
Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olmstead, Parkinson,
Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Register, Rich-
bourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Snell, Thomp-
son, Wartmann, Watson, Wells, Willis (Gadsden),
Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson
(Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-66.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal of the 23rd of May was approved.

Mr. Willis of Gadsden moved that the House reconsider
the vote by which it refused to concur in Senate amend-
ment to House Bill No. 295 as follows:
"Strike out all of Section 15 and insert in lieu thereof
the following, "This law shall become effective and opr









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erative only after having been submitted and approved
by a majority vote of those voting at an election to be
called by the County Commissioners of Gadsden County.
Said election to be conducted as now provided by law for
holding general elections."
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Willis moved that the House now concur in the
amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that the vote by which
the House receded from the House amendment to Senate
Bill No. 281 be reconsidered.
Which amendment reads as follows:
"Provided, That Jackson County shall reimburse the
State of Florida for the entire sum named herein, from
the first money received by the State from the hire of
State convicts sentenced from Jackson County."
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that the House do now
insist on the above amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that Senate Bill No. 281
be referred to the Committee on Conference appointed on
yesterday for Senate Bill No. 282.
Which was agreed to.
MAr. Smith moved that the vote by which Senate Bill
No. 436 passed on yesterday be reconsidered.
The consideration of which went over under the rules.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Etugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatices.
Sir:
I am directed by the'Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled an act to prohibit contracts and
agreements of cotton, grain, provisions and other commod-
ities, stocks, bonds and other securities upon margin com-
anonly known as dealing in futures; and to provide pun-









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ishment therefore; to define what shall constitute prima
facie evidence of guilt; to compel persons participating
in such transactions to testify concerning their connec-
tions therewith; to provide that evidence given by any
such witness shall not be used against him in any crim-
nal proceeding; and to exempt from the operations of this
act purchases and sales of commodities by manufactur-
ers or merchants in the ordinary course of business, and
to provide that regular commercial exchanges and other
bona fide trade organizations may post market prices,
and for other purposes.
With the following Senate amendments thereto:
Make word "January" read "June."
Add "Section 12. That the provisions of this act shall
not.take effect until January 1, 1908."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And House Bill No. 93, contained in the above message,
together with amendments of the Senate thereto, was
placed before the House of Representatives.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that House refuse to
concur in the Senate amendment to House Bill No. 93.
Which was agreed to.

Also the following:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives Ihat the Senate has indefinitely post-
poned-
House Bill No. 3:
A bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the County
Judges of this State from.issuing marriage licenses to
males under the age of twenty-one years and females
under the age of eighteen years without the written con-
sent of their parents or guardians, and providing a peni-
alty therefore.









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Also indefinitely postponed:
House Bill No. 35:
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal Section 1421 of the
Geiieral Statutes of the State of Florida. relating to filing
duplicate pleadings.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

Also the following:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Reprcscntatives,
mir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 438:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of James W.
Perkins, prosecuting attorney of the Criminal Court of
Record in and for Volusia County, Florida, for loss of
salary and fees during his suspension from said office.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 438, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and-
Mr. Parkinson moved that Senate Bill No. 438 be taken
up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 438 was taken up.
"Mr. Parkinson moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 438 he read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 438 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Parkinson moved that the rules be further waived,
and that Senate Bill No. 438 be read a third time in full
"and put upon its passage.









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. Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 438 was read a third time in
full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Calkins, Garter, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Doke, Dorman,
Durrance, Faulkner, Griggs, Htartsfield, Harvell, Hooker,
Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Citrus),
Knowles, Lassitter, McKenzie, MacWilliams, Malone,
Mathews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olm-
stead, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Reese, Register, Rich-
bourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Watson,
Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun),
Wilson (Hernando)-50.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Melton moved that the House take up the consider-
ation of the messages from the Governor.
Which was agreed to.
The following veto messages was read.

State of Florida, Executive Office,
Tallahassee, Florida, May 22, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
I herewith return a bill to be entitled "an act relating
to and affecting the charter and government of the city
of Jacksonville, in the State of Florida, to abolish the
present Board of Bond Trustees and the present Board
of Public Works of the said municipality as now consti-
tuted, created, established and existing, whether by any
statute of the State of Florida or under any ordinance
of the said municipality; to repeal all laws and parts
of laws and all ordinances of said municipality in conflict
with the provisions of this act; to create, and establish a
Board of Bond Trustees of said municipality: prescribe
their qualifications; provide for the mode and manner of
their election; their terms of office; their powers and du-
ties, and to prescribe additional powers and duties of thd










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Mayor of said city," without my approval, for the follow.
ing reasons and objections:
First-Under the present city charter of the city of
Jacksonville it is provided-and wisely, in my opinion--
that the city can abolish or create a board at will by pass-
ing an ordinance, obtaining a vote of two-thirds of the
City Council and having the same ratified at an election
held by the qualified electors of the city at which 55 per
cent of the qualified electors participate, which, of course,
means a majority vote of 55 per cent of the qualified elec-
tors of said city being necessary to the ratification of the
ordinance; which gives to the citizens of Jacksonville
complete local self government in all matters pertaining
to the amendment or change of its charter, which power,
in my opinion, they should have the undisputed right to
exercise. I believe to be to the best interest of the city of
Jacksonville and its citizens that the people be permitted
to participate in all matters pertaining to changes in its
charter, touching its general welfare. This principle of
local self government is so well founded and so univer-
sally respected, and has proved to be such a wise safe-
guard and provision in matters of municipal government,
and especially so in a city that has shown the progress
in the management of its own affairs that Jacksonville
has; which city now owns its electric lighting plant, its
waterworks-all of great value and entailing not only
great responsibility in the public service of furnishing
electric lights and the water supply of a city now fast ap-
proaching a population of fifty thousand inhabitants, also
the welfare of the people. These are involved to such an
extent that lights and water, which are among the necessi-
ties of life, affect the people's interest directly, which
makes it imperative that any change in the charter of the
city affecting these and the other great interests, should
be made with all the solemnity of an election after full
notice and full discussion incident to a public vote on
such questions.
Second-Under Section 7 of said bill the Board of Bond
Trustees thereby created is authorized to "divide itself into
committees of one or more to look after and supervise the
various departments, property, work, plants, *
shall appoint one or more of its members, with or without
salary, or, if it shall see fit, shall employ at such salary
as in its discretion it may deem proper to fix some one










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or more persons not members of said board, to have direct
charge and supervision, under such board over such depart-
ment or departments, works, plants, or property, officers
and employees of said city as may require in the judgment
of said board, constant and daily care, inspection, super-
vision and control; define his or their powers and du-
ties; fix his or their term of office in the discretion of the
board, and all officers, agents and employees appointed
or elected by the said board shall hold office at the pleas-
ure of the said board.
It will be observed that there is no maximum or mini-
mum amount designated, suggested or fixed for the salaries
to be paid out of the public funds under the foregoing pro-
visions of this bill; that there is no limit or time fixed for
the terms of office attempted to be created under said bill.
The bill contemplates under this section that the Board of
Bond Trustees so created is to assume control of all the
different parts of the city government, without giving bond
to the city or otherwise, for the faithful performance of
its duties, notwithstanding the extensive and valuable im-
provements being made in the city and the different bu-
reas or departments under the control of the Bond Trus.
tees, among them being the Board of Public Works that
has charge of the streets, street paving and improvement,
the purchase, laying out, construction and maintenance
df the several city parks, and many other species of im-
provement. In addition thereto, the Board of Bond Trus-
tees have special powers and duties, together with respon-
sibilities of great magnitude, incident to the bond issue of
quite large amounts of the city, controls the Board of
Health, which has a large force, and is of the utmost
importance; it controls the electric lighting plant, owned
and maintained by the city at public expense, furnishing
to the citizens commercial lights for homes and places of
business; this board controls the city waterworks, which
are likewise owned and maintained by the city out of the
public funds, which furnishes water to practically the
entire citizenship of Jacksonville; it has control of the
sewer pipe system with its many miles of improved sewer-
age and with many miles additional now under construc-
tion; it has control of the fire department of Jacksonville,
one of the most successful fire departments in all the
country; this board has control of the police department,
to which the citizen must look for the immediate protec-









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tion of property, good order and enforcement of city ordi-
nances, besides many other duties incident to these de-
partments. In fact, it appears to me, that the number of
committees into which this proposed board should neces-
sarily divide itself, under the provision of this bill, will
probably exceed the membership of the Board of Bond
Trustees so created. Under this bill it is made possible
that each would be entitled to such compensation as the
board itself, composed of these different committees of
the same membership and being the same persons, will
see fit to pay themselves. I regard this as a very danger-
ous and unusual power and method of fixing salaries. So
far as I know, the principle involved in this suggestion
is without precedent; an unlimited term of office to be
fixed by the board; an unlimited number of offices to be
created and filled by the board; an unlimited power to
fix salaries, vested in the board; and especially when the
bill enables the same persons to create offices and to elect
themselves to such offices, and to fix their own salaries.
It is not only unprecedented, so far as I know, but is, in
my opinion, fundamentally wrong in principle; and for
these reasons it is made my duty to withhold my approval
of the bill.
Respectfully submitted,
N. B. BROWARD,
Governor.

Which was read and the Speaker put the question before
the House, "Shall the bill pass. the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding."
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas- -Messrs. Griggs, McRKenzie, 3Millinior, Rodden-
berry, Watson, Wilson (Calhoun)-6.
Nays--Mr. Speaker, Avant, Baggett, Bradshaw, Cal-
kins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Decker, Dorman,
DuPont, Durrance, Faulkner, Geiger, Harvell, Johnson,
Kilgore, Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Knowles,
Lassitter, Long, Malone. Mathews, Morrison, Neel, Ogil-
vie, Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Pettigrew, Reese, Register,
Richbourg. Russell, Smith, Snell, Thompson, Wartmann,
Willis (Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson
(leTernando), Wilson (Lee)-45.
So the bill failed to pass.









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The following message was taken up and read-

Executive Department,
State of Florida.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1907.

"Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Tallahassee, Fla.
Sir:
I have the honor to herewith return to your honorable
body, without my approval, House Bill No. 312, the same
being entitled "An act to amend Section 1807 of the Gen-
eral Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to the time
of holding the Circuit Court in the Third Judicial Circuit
of the State of Florida," which I return without approval
for the following reasons, to wit:
The introducer of the bill which, by action of the Leg-
islature, became the said act, and two of the Senators in-
terested therein, have requested that said bill be vetoed,
so that they may introduce another bill more satisfactory
to all concerned.
Therefore the said act is herewith returned vetoed and
disapproved.
Respectfully submitted,
N. B. BROWARD,
Governor.

Upon call of the roll upon the question, "Shall the bill
pass, the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwith-
standing." the vote was:
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Avant, Baggett, Bradshaw,
Calkins, Cobb, Crawford, Dorman, Durrance, Geiger,
Griggs, tHartsfield, Harvell, Johnson, Kilgore, Kirkland,
Knight (Citrus), Lassitter, McKenzie, McClellan, Math-
ews, Millinor, Morrison, Ogilvie, Olmstead, Paul, Peeples,
Pettigrew, Richbourg, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Snell,
Thompson. Watson, Willis (Levy), Wilson (Calhoun),
Wilson (FHernando) Wilson (Lee')-39. .
Yea s-None.
So the bill failed to pass.









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REPORT OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Knowles of Monroe, Chairman of the Committee on
Miscellaneous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
"Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom
was referred-
House Bill No. 549:
A bill to be entitled an act to encourage the holding of
fairs and expositions.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do pass.
Very respectfully.
CHAS. L. KNOWLES,
Chairman of Committee.

And Houae Bill No. 549, contained in the above repo,'t-
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. Clark, Chairman of the Committee on Constitu-
tional Amendments, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Revresentatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Constitutional Amendments, to
whom was referred-
Senate Joint Resolution No. 325:
Proposing an amendment to Article 12 of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, providing for the levy of a
special tax, etc., for the support and maintenance of the
University of the State of Florida, the Florida Female
College, the Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, and
the Colored Normal School.








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Have had the same under consideration and recom-
mend that it do pass.
Very respectfully,
S. D. CLARKE,
Chairman of Committee.

And Senate Joint Resolution No. 325, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Sec-
ond Reading.

Mr. Clarke, Chairman of the Committee on Constitn
tional Amendments, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Constitutional Amendments, to
whom was referred-
House Joint Resolution No. 541:
Proposing an amendment to Section 16 of Article IV.
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to
the rank and duties of the Adjutant General.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do pass with the following amendment, to-wit:
After the words "brigadier General," commence new sen-
tence, as follows: "He shall be the custodian of all mili-
tary records, rolls and documents relating to the military
history of the State."
Very respectfully,
S. D. CLARKE,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 541, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The time having arrived for the consideration of
House Joint Resolution No. 188:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida.



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Was taken up.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of House Joint Reso-
lution No. 188 the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Avant, Cobb, Crawford,
Durrance, Faulkner, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kilgore,
Kirkland, Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Lassit-
ter, Long, McKenzie, McClellan, Malone, Millinor, Morri-
son, Parkinson, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Register, Rich-
bourg, Russell, Smith, Snell, Thompson, Willis (Gadsden),
Williams, Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Hernando), Wil-
son (Lee)-35.
Nays-Messrs. Bradshaw, 'Calkins, Clarke, Decker, Du-
Pont, Jones, MacWilliams, Mathews, Melton, Wells-10.
So the resolution not having received the requisite three-
fifth vote failed to pass.

The time having arrived for the consideration of-
House Bill No. 546:
A bill to be entitled an act making appropriations for
the expenses of the State government for six months of
the year 1907, and for the year 1908, and six months of
the year 1909.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Kirkland of Lake offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words in printed bill under heading
Comptroller, line 25, "nine hundred dollars." and insert
in lieu thereof the following, "seven hundred and fifty
dollars."
Mr. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546. Amend Section 1, line 42,
printed bill to read as follows: "For Assistant Book-
keeper, $750.00."
Mr. Wilson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Aimiend Section 2, line 40, printed bill, to read as fol-

"For Assistant Bookkeeper. $1.500.00."
Mr. Wilson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.








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Mr. Clarke of Jefferson offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out "fifteen thousand dollars," and insert in lieu
thereof the following: "Ten thousand dollars."
Mr. Clarke moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Watson of Dade offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words "ten thousand dollars" in line 184,
page 8, printed bill, and insert in lieu thereof the follow-
ing, "seven thousand and five hundred dollars."
Mir. Watson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Amend Section 3, line 44, printed bill, to read as fol-
lows, "for Assistant Bookkeeper, $750.00."
Mr. Wilson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson of Dade offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words "ten thousand dollars," in line
,126, page 22, printed bill; and insert in lieu thereof the
following, "seven thousand and five hundred dollars."
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knight of Columbia offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words and figures in lines 35 and 36,
Section 3, page 17.
Mr. Knight moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to
Mr. Kirkland of Lake offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 546,:
Strike out the words on page 10, line 24, under heading
Comptroller. "twelve hundred dollars:" and insert in
lieu thereof the following: "Seven hundred and twenty."
Mr. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kirkland of Lake offered the following amendment
to iHouse Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words on page 17, line 26, under heading
Comptroller, "six hundred dollars," and insert in lieu
thereof tie following, "three hundred and sixty dollars."








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Mr. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kirkland of Lake offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words on page 2, under heading Comp-
troller, line 26, "six hundred dollars," and insert in lieu
thereof the following, "three hundred and sixty dollars."
Mr. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams of St. Johns offered the following
ame.dmeht to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words and figures on lines 119, 120, 121,
122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128, pages 7 and 8, and
insert in lieu thereof the following; "expenses of the
Florida State Troops, seven thousand four hundred thir-
ty-two and fifty one-hundredth dollars."
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams of St. Johns offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words and figures in lines 111, 112, 113,
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 and 120, pages 14 and 15, and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "expenses of Florida
State Troops, fourteen thousand eight hundred and sixty-
five dollars."
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams of St. Johns offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the words and figures on lines 115, 116, 117,
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123 and 124 on pages 21 and 22,
and insert in lieu thereof the following, "expenses of Flor-
ida State Troops, $7,432.50, including rent of armories
and allowances."
Mr. M3acWilliams moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
Pending further consideration of House Bill No. 546
on motion of Mr. MacWilliams the House took n recess
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AFTERNOON SESSION, 3:00 O'CLOCK P. M.

The House resumed its session.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett,
Bradshaw, Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford,
Decker, Doke, Donegan, Dorman, DuPont, Durrance, Far-
ris, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Hooker,
Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Kirkland, Knight (Citrus),
Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, Long, McCutch-
eon, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone, Math-
ews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olmstead,
Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Regis-
ter, Richbourg, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Smith, Snell,
Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Wells, Willis
(Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Williams, Wilson (Calhoun),
Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)-68.
A quorum present.

The House resumed the consideration of House Bill
No. 546.
Mr. Harvell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the figures in line 35, page 8, printed bill,,
$1,600.00," and insert in lieu thereof the following::
"$1,850.00," and add, "For Assistant State Auditor,
$1,250.00."
Mr. Harvell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harvell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the figures in line 126, on page 15, "$3,-
200.00," and insert in lieu thereof the following: "$3,-
700.00," and add, "For Assistant State Auditor $2,-
500.00."
Mr. Harvell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harvell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the figures in line 131, page 22, of printed
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"$1,800.00," and add, "For Assistant State Auditor,
'1,250.00."
Mr. Harvell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. lHarvell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the figures in line 136, on page 8 of printed
bill, "$7,500.00," and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"$12,500.00."
Mr. Harvell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harvell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to HIouse Bill No. 546:
Strike out the figures in line 123, on page 15, printed
bill, $15,000.00," and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"$25,000.00."
Mr. Harvell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harvell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 546:
Strike out the figures in line 128. on nage 22, printed
bill, "$7,500.00," and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"$12,500.00."
MRr. Harvell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kilgore offered the followin- amendment to House
Bill No. 546:
Strike out "$1,200.00," page 10, line 25, and insert in
Jieu thereof the following: "$1.500.00."
Mr. Kilgore moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando moved that the vote by which
the following amendment to House Bill No. 546. as of-
fered by Mr. Kirkland, was adopted. be reconsidered:
Strike out the words on page 2, under heading "Comp-
troller," line 26. "$600," and insert in lieu thereof the
following: "$360."
The motion to reconsider waS greed to.
Mr. Wilson moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Wb lib) was naTreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando moved that the vote bv which
ithw followin- .nip-ndment to House Bill No. 546 was
adopted, as offered by Mr. Kirklnnd. he reconiderc1 -d:
Strike out the words, page 10, line 24, under heading









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bill, "$1,600.00," and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"Comptroller," 1,200," and insert in lieu thereof the
following : "4720."
The motion to reconsider was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson of Hernando.moved that the vote by which
the following amendment to House Bill No. 546, as of-
fered by Mr. Kirkland, was adopted, be reconsidered:
Strike out the words, page 17, line 26, under heading
"Comptroller," "$600," and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing: '1360."
The motion to reconsider was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 546 was ordered referred to the
Committee on Engrossed Bills.

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

House Bill No. 506:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for submitting to
a vote of the qualified electors at the next general elec-
tion the proposition as to whether or not the State capital
shall be moved to some point east of the Suwannee River.
and providing how the location shall be determined
should the result of the election be favorable to the re-
moval of the capital.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Harvell moved that House Bill No. 506 be indefi-
nitely postponed.
Mr. Faulkner of Taylor offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 506:
Amend by striking zout "east of the Suwannee River,"'
and insert the following: "St. Augustine."
Mr. Faulkner moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. DuPont moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was reed to.
Mir. Wells of Leon offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 506:
Strike out the word "majority" wherever it annears in
the hill. and insert in lien thereof the following: "Two-
thirds."
Mr. Wells moved the adoption of the amendment.









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IMr. DuPont moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Malone of Monroe offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 506:
Strike out the words "east of Suwannee River," and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "Key West."
Mr. Malone moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. DuPont moved to lay the amendment on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the motion to indefi-
nitely postpone the bill.
A roll call being ordered, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Baggett, Clarke, Crawford, Decker,
Faulkner, Griggs, Hartsfield, Harvell, Lassitter, Malone,
Melton, Millinor, Morrison, Neel, Olmstead, Paul, Pea-
den, Reese, Register, Roddenberry, Rowe, Snell, Taylor,
Thompson, Watson, Wells, Willis (Gadsden), Williams,
Wilson (Lee)-29.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Brad-
shaw, Calkins, Carter, Cobb, Doke, Donegan. Dorman,
DuPont, Farris, Geiger. Hooker, Kirkland, Knight (Ci-
trus), Knight (Columbia). Knowles, Long, McKenzie,
MacWilliams, McClellan, Mathews, Ogilvie, Parkinson,
Peoples, Pettigrew, Richbourg, Russell, Smith. Wart-
mann, Willis (Levy), Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson (Her-
nando) --34.
So the motion to indefinitely postpone was not agreed
to.
And House Bill No. 506 was ordered referred to the
Conmm0ittee on Engrossed Bills.

House Bill No. 477:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 1195
asd 1203 of the General Statutes of the State of Florida,
relating to the disposition of destitute lunatics.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Malone moved that the rules be waived, and that
House Bill No. 477 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. 477 wa-s read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:









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Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Bradshaw, Doke, Donegan, Dorman, Durrance, Far-
ris, Faulkner, Geiger, Tiartsfield, Hooker, Johnson, Kil-
gore, Knight (Citrus), Knight (Columbia), Knowles,
Lassitter, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone,
Mathews, Millinor, Morrison, Neel. Olmistead, Paul.
Peaden, Peeples, Pettigrew, Reese, Register, Roddenberry,
Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Willis (Gads-
den)-41.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Reese moved that the rules be waived, and that
House Bill No. 477 be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled an act to validate and confirm all
letters patent heretofore issued by the Governor and
Secretary of State purporting to create corporations for
the purpose or with the power of carrying on two or more
separate and distinct businesses.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Farris moved that the rules be waived, and that
Senate Bill No. 177 be read a third time is full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 177 was read a third time in ful.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the voie
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Bag-
gett, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, -Doke, Dorman,
DuPont, Durrance, Farris, Faulkner, Geiger, Griggg,
Hartsfield, Harvell, Johnson, Kilgore, Knight (Citrus),
Knight (Columbia), Knowles, Lassitter, McKenzie, Mc-
Clellan, Malone, Mathews, Melton, Millinor, Morrison,
Neel, Olmstead. Parkinson, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Reese,
Register, Roddenberry, Rowe, Russell, Taylor, Thompson,
Watson, Willis (Levy), William's, Wilson (Calhoun),
Wilson (Lee)-49.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Under a. suspension of the rules the following reports
were submitted:









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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled
Bills, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Ron. Eugene S. Matthews,
S'pea(ker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
An act to prohibit the giving of a rebate, special rate, or
drawback by any common carrier or any officer, agent
or employee thereof, doing business,in the State of
Florida; or the receiving of same by any person, persons
or corporation.
Also-
An act to provide for a monument to be erected on
the battlefield of Chickamauga, in memory of the soldiers
of Florida who took part in that battle.
Also-
An act to permit pleas to the jurisdiction or in abate
ment to be pleaded with pleas in bar or to the merits, and
providing for the trial thereof.
Also-
An act to protect the food fishes in Miccosukee Lake, in
State of Florida.
Also-
An act to authorize the town of Orange Park to im-
pound hogs of residents who live without the town.
Also-
An act to extend the time limit within which the
Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway Company is re-
quired to complete the construction of its road.
Also-
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section
nine (9) of Article five (5) of the Constitution of Florida,
relating to judicial salaries.
Have examined the same and find them correctly en-
rolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.









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The enrolled acts contained in the above report were
referred to the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
lion. Eugene Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
An act relating to and making appropriation for the
construction and repair of buildings, laying out and main-
tenance of grounds, and for the support and maintenance
of State institutions of higher education created and re-
quired to be maintained by Chapter 5384 of the Laws of
Florida, approved June 5, 1905, known as the University
of the State of Florida, the Florida Female College, the
Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, and the Colored
Normal School; to provide for the payment of any in-
terest deficit on the three per cent bonds held for the
benefit of any of said institutions under the said act and
the act of Congress of July 2, 1862, and for the payment of
any unpaid debts of the institutions abolished or estab-
lished by the act known as Chapter 5384, approved June 5,
1905, aforesaid, under the provisions thereof.
Have examined the same and find it correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

The enrolled act contained in the above report was
referred to the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled
Bills, submitted the following report:









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House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 19i'T.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
An act to amend Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 36,
51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 60 and 62 of Chapter 5363 of the Laws
of Florida, approved June 8, A. D. 1903, entitled "An act
to amend Chapter 4883 of the Laws of Florida, approved
May 29, 1899, being the city charter of the city of Tampa,
and providing for its government, jurisdiction, powers
and duties, and relating to the same," and to confirm and
continue grants, and to make valid and binding upon the
city of Tampa grants made by the County Commissiii ers
of Hillsborough County and the town of Fort Brooke, as
to territory described in this act, and as to territory that
may hereafter be acquired by the city of Tampa, and to
abolish the municipal government of the town of Fort
Brooke, and to define the corporate limits of the city of
Tampa.
Have examined the same and find it correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

The enrolled act contained in the above report was
referred to the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman of the Committee on Judi
ciery, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
Senate Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 1337 of









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the General Statutes of the State of Florida, relative to
disqualification of judges.
Have had the same under consideration and return
same without recommendation.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman of Committee.

And Senate Bill No. 93, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. MacWilliams, Chairman of the Committee on 'Judi-
ciary, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 560:
A bill to be entitled an act exempting the South Florida
Loan and Trust Company of Arcadia from the interest
laws on loan's made for purpose of building upon and
otherwise improving real estate on the monthly repay-
ment plan.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled an act in aid and furtherance of
the objects of the Florida Horticultural Society.
Have had the same under consideration and recom-
mend that they do pass.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 560 and Senate Bill No. 166, con-
tained in the above report, were placed on the Calendar
of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. M. S. Knight, Chairman of the Committee on Agri-
culture, submitted the following report:









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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23, 1907.
Ion. Eugene S. Matthewos,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Agriculture, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 559:
A bill to be entitled an act empowering the County of
Orange to call and have an election in certain election
precincts thereof, and prescribing the conditions under
which swine shall be impounded in those groups of pre-
cincts1 which vote to prohibit same from running at large
within the limits of such groups of precincts.
Have had the same under consideration and return it
without recommendation.
Very respectfully,
M. S. KNIGHT,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 559, contained in the above report,
was paced on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.
Mr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:
House of.Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir :
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
An act to prohibit the giving of a rebate, special rate,
or draw-back by any common carrier or any officer,
agent or employee thereof doing business in the State of
Florida, or receiving of same by any person, persons or
corporation.
Also-
An act to provide for a monument to be erected on the
battlefield of Chickamauga in memory of the soldiers of
Florida who took part in that battle.
Also-









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An act to permit pleas to the jurisdiction or in abate-
ment to be pleaded with pleas in bar or to the merits, and
providing for the trial thereof.
Also-
An act to protect the food fish in Miccosukee Lake,
in the State of Florida.
Also-
An act to authorize the town of Orange Park to im-
pound, hogs of residents who live without the town.
Also-
An act to extend the time limit within which the Char-
lotte Harbor and Northern Railway Company is required
to complete the construction of its road.
Also-
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section
Nine (9) of Article Five (5) of the Constitution of
Florida, relating to judicial salaries.
Have examined the same and find them correctly en-
rolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

ENROLLED.

The Speaker announced that he was about to sign:
An act to prohibit the giving of a rebate, special rate
or dr.-nvback by any common carrier or any officer, agent
or employee thereof doing business in the State of Flor.
ida; or the receiving of same by ,iiy person, persons cr
corporation.
Also-
An act to provide for a monument to be erected on the
battlefield of Chickamauga, in memory of the soldiers of
Florida who took part in that battle.
Also-
An act to permit pleas to the jurisdiction, or in abate-
ment, to be pleaded with pleas in bar or to the merits, and
providing for the trial thereof.
Also-
An act to protect the food fishes in Miccosukee Lake,
in the State of Florida.
Also-









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Ain act to authorize the town of Oran'e Park to im-
pound hogs of residents who live without the town.
Also-
An act to extend the time limit within which the Char-
lotte Harbor and Northern Railway Comaany is required
to complete the construction of its road.
Also-
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section
nine (9) of Article five (5) of the Constitution of Florida,
relating to judicial salaries.
The acts were therefore duly signed by the Speaker
and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and or-
dered returned to the Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills to convey to the Senate for the signa-
tures of the President and Secretary thereof.

Mr. Kirklnd, Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.

Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
An act relating to and making appropriation for the
construction and repair of buildings, laying out and main-
tenance of grounds, and for the support and maintenance
of State institutions of higher education created and
required to be maintained by Chapter 5384 of the Laws
of Florida, approved June 5th, 1905, known as the Uni-
versity of the State of Florida, the Florida Female Col-
lege, the Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, and
the Colored Normal School: to provide for the payment
of any interest deficit on the three per cent bonds held
for the benefit of any of said institutions under the said
act of Congress of July 2nd, 1862, and for the payment
of any unpaid debts of the institutions abolished or
established by the act known as Chapter 5384, approved











June 5th, 1905, aforesaid, under the provisions thereof.
Have examined the same and find it correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.

ENROLLED.

The Speaker announced that he was about to sign-
An act relating to and making appropriation for the
construction and repair of buildings, laying out and main-
tenance of grounds, and for the support and mainte-
nance of State institutions of higher education, created
and required to be maintained by Chapter 5384 of the
Laws of Florida, approved June 5th, 1905, known as the
University of the State of Florida, the Florida Female
College, the Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, and
the Colored Normal School; to provide for the payment
of any interest deficit on the three per cent bonds held
for the benefit of any of said institutions under the said
act and the act of Congress of July 2, 1862, and for the
payment of any unpaid debts of the institutions abolished
or established by the act known as Chapter 5384, ap-
proved June 5th, 1905, aforesaid, under the provisions
thereof.
the act was therefore duly signed by the Speaker and
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and ordered
returned to the Chairman of the Joint Committee on En-
rolled Bills to convey to the Senate for the signatures of
the President and Secretary thereof.

"Mlr. Kirkland, Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Hon. IEugen.e S. Matthe'ws,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom
was referred-
An act to amend Sections 2. 3, 4. 5. 14. 20, 21, 23, 24,
36, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 60 and 62 of Chapter 5363 of the Lawq









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of Florida, approved June 8, A. D. 1903, entitled, "An act
to amend Chapter 4883 of the Laws of Florida, approved
May 29, 1899, being the city charter of the city of Tampa,
and providing for its government, jurisdiction, powers
and duties, and relating to the same," and to confirm
and continue grants, and to make valid and binding upon
the city of Tampa grants made by the County Commis-
sioners of Hillsborough County and the town of Fort
Brooke, as to territory described in this act, and as to
territory that may hereafter be acquired by the city of
Tampa, and to abolish the municipal government of the
town of Fort Brooke, and to define the corporate limits
of the city of Tampa.
Have examined the same and find it correctly enrolled.
"Very respectfully,
S. P. KIRKLAND,
Chairman of Committee.


ENROLLED.

The Speaker announced that he was about to sign--
An act to amend Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 20 213 2, 24
36, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 60 and 62 of Chapter 5363 of the
Laws of Florida, approved June 8, A. D. 1903, entitled,
"An act to amend Chapter 4883 of the Laws of Florida,
approved May 29, 1899, beings the city charter of the cif
of Tampa, and providing for its government, jurisdiction,
powers and duties, and relating to the same," and to con-
firm and continue grants, and to make valid and binding
upon the city of Tampa grants made by the County Com-
missioners of Hillsborough County and the town of Fort
Brooke, as to territory described in this act, and as to
territory that may hereafter be acquired by the city of
Tampa. and to abolish the municipal government of the
town of Fort Brooke, and to define the corporate limits of
the city of Tampa.
The act was therefore duly signed by the Speaker and
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and ordered
returned to the Chairman of the Joint Committee on En-
rolled Bills to convey to the Senate for the signatures of
the President and Secretary thereof.









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Mr. Knowles of Monroe, Chairman of the Committee
on Miscellaneous Legislation, submitted the following
report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1907.
Hon. Eugene S. Matthews,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom
was referred--
Senate Bill No. 273:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the keeping
of a record of all sales of dynamite by all persons, firms
or corporations who deal in, sell or offer for sale dyna-
mite, and providing a penalty fbr failure to keep such
record.
ilave had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do pass.
Very respectfully,
CHASE. L. KNOWLES.
Chairman of Committee.

And Senate Bill No. 273, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Readine.

At the request of Messrs. Baseett and Reese, the cour-
tesies of the floor were extended to Judge Charles H.
Laney and Hon. C. M. Jones of Pensacola.
On motion of Mr. Hooker, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Messrs. 0. R. Thatcher and W. R. Minod
of DeSoto County.
On motion of Mr. Baggett, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Hon. J. Walter Kehoe.
On motion of Mr. Durrance, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to ETon. E. E. Skioner.
On motion of Mr. Avant, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Drs. A. J. P. Julian and J. W. Nance
of Lake City.
On motion of Mr. Abernethy the courtesies of the
floor were extended to Mr. Spear of Orange.
On motion of Mr. Rowe, the courtesies of the floor were
extended to Mr. Millinor.









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BILLS ON SECOND READING.

House Bill No. 480:
A bill to be entitled an act to require certain county
officers to make reports to the State Auditor of this State.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Harvell moved that the rules be waived, and that
House Bill No. 480 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. 480 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Baggett, Bradshaw,
Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Doke, Dorman, DuPont, Dur-
rance, Farris, Geiger, Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Knowles,
Lassitter, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone, Melton, Mil-
linor, Morrison, Neel, Ogilvie, Olmstead, Paul, Peaden,
Pettigrew, Reese, Register, Richbourg, Roddenberry,
Rowe, Taylor, Thompson, Wartmann, Watson, Willis
(Gadsden), Willis (Levy), Wilson (Calhoun), Wilson
(Hernando), Willson (Lee)-44.
Nays-N( ne.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Harvell moved that the rules be waived, and that
House Bill No. 480 be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate,
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Knight of Columbia moved that when the House
meet to-night and dispose of the good roads bills that
the House then return to the consideration of Senate
Bill No. 83.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson in the chair.
Senate Bill No. 83:
A bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the employment
of minors under a certain age in factories, workshops.
bowling alleys, barrooms, beer gardens and places of
amusement where intoxicating liquors are sold, and in
or about any mine or quarry; providing for and fixing
the duties of parents and guardians with reference to the









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employment of children under their control, and fixing a
the duties of and restrictions, upon persons, firms, corpor-
penalty for violation of same; providing and prescribing
nations, their agents or managers employing minors, and
fixing penalties for violation thereof; prescribing certain
restrictions and conditions upon the employment of min-
ors for hire or wages under a certain age or condition,
and at certain times; prescribing certain penalties for
the violation of its provisions, and providing for the en-
forcement of the same.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Griggs of Franklin offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 83:
Strike out the words "fourteen years," in line 1, Sec-
tion 1, page 2 of printed bill, and insert in lieu thereof
the following, "twelve years."
Mr. Griggs moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call being ordered, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker. Messrs. Abernethy, Avant, Brad-
shaw, Calkins, Carter, Clarke, Cobb, Crawford, Doke,
Donegan, Dorman, Durrance, Geiger, Griggs, Hart:sfield,
Harvell, Hooker, Johnson, Kirkland, Knight (Citrus)
Knight (Columbia), Lassitter, Long, Mathews, Millinor,
Ogilvie, Olmstead, Paul, Peaden, Peeples, Richbourg,.
Rowe, Taylor, Wartmann, Watson, Wells, Willis (Gads-
den), Willis (Levy), Wilson (Calhoun)-40.
Nays-Messrs. Baggett, Decker, DuPont, Farris, Jones,
Knowles, McKenzie, MacWilliams, McClellan, Malone,
Melton, Morrison, Neel, Pettigrew, Reese. Russell, Smith,
Thompson, Williams, Wilson (Hernando), Wilson (Lee)
-21.
So the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Griggs of Franklin offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 83:
Strike out the words "fourteen years," in line 1, Section
2, page 2, of printed bill, and insert in lieu thereof the
following: "twelve years."
Mr. Griggs moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Griggs of Franklin offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 83:
Strike out the words "fourteen years" in line 1, Section
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