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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
        Page ii
    Members of the House of Representatives, Extraordinary Session of 1918
        Page iii
        Page iv
    Officers and Attaches of the House of Representatives, Extraordinary Session of 1918
        page v
    Errata
        Page vi
    Certificate
        Page vii
    November 1918
        Monday, November 25
            Page 1
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        Tuesday, November 26
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        Wednesday, November 27
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        Friday, November 29
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        Saturday, November 30
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    December 1918
        Monday, December 2
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        Tuesday, December 3
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        Thursday, December 5
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    Summary: Pay Roll Legislature, Extraordinary Session of 1918
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    Index
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        Index to House Bills
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        Index to Senate Bills in the House
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        Index to House Concurrent Resolutions
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        Index to House Resolutions
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        Index to Senate Concurrent Resolutions in the House
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        Index to Unclassified Subjects in the House
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Full Text








JOURNAL


OF THE



House of Representatives



OF THE


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF 1918










T. J. Appleyard, g Printer, Tallahassee

















MEMBERS OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Extraordinary Session of 1918.



Alachua-E. R. B. Kite, Gainesville, and Eli Futch,
Gainesville.
Baker-G. F. Barber, Macclenny.
Bay-J. E. Stokes, Panama City.
Bradford-R. A. Green, Starke, and A. S. Crews,
Starke.
Brevard-J. J. Parrish, Titusville.
Broward-W. H. Marshall, Fort Lauderdale.
Calhoun-T. C. Ray, Blountstown.
Citrus-L. H. Marlow, Holder.
Clay-L. E. Wade, Green Cove Springs.
Columbia-W. J. Roebuck, Lake City, and W. W. Phil-
lips, Lake City.
Dade-John W. Watson, Miami.
DeSoto-John B. Cochran, Nocatee.
Duval-F. O. Miller, Jacksonville, and E. W. Way-
bright, Jacksonville.
Escambia-J. R. M. Gates, Pensacola, and Herbert P.
Caro, Pensacola.
Franklin-E. R. L. Moore, Carrabelle.
Gadsden-S. H. Strom, Juniper, and A. L. Wilson,
Quincy.
Flagler-I. I. Moody, Bunnell.
Hamilton-Braxton Small, Jasper, and W. J. Deas,
Jasper.
Hernando-M. L. Dawson, Brooksville.
Hillsborough-George H. Wilder, Plant City, and A.
C. Hamblin, Tampa.
Holmes-C. R. Mathis, Bonifay.
Jackson-Amos E. Lewis, Marianna, and R. L. Mc-
Crary, Graceville.
Jefferson-D. H. Mays, Monticello, and Roland J. Car-
roll, Lamont.
Lafayette-Vacant. On account of death.










iv

Lake-L. D. Edge, Groveland, and T. G. Futch, Lees-
burg.
Lee-Francis W. Perry, Fort Myers.
Leon-John A. Scruggs, Lloyd, and A. H. Williams,
Tallahassee.
Levy-W. J. Epperson, Bronson.
Liberty-C. M. Ernest, Hosford.
Madison-T. C. Merchant, Madison, and N. W. Camp-
bell, Lamont, R. F. D.
Manatee-H. S. Glazier, Bradentown.
Marion-W. J. Folks, Romeo, and Norman A. Fort,
Lynn.
Monroe-George G. Brooks, Key West, and J. F.
Busto, Key West.
Nassau-J. Hampton Jones, Callahan, and H. H. Sur-
rency, Callahan.
Okaloosa-J. A. Hart, Baker.
Okeechobee-W: L. Coats, Okeechobee City.
Orange-J. L. Dillard, Winter Garden, and Seth
Woodruff, Orlando.
Osceola-N, C. Bryan, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-E. W. Bunker, Lake Worth.
Pasco-E. P. Wilson, Dade City.
Polk-John M. Keen, Bartow, and W. 0. Williams,
Fort Meade.
Putnam-W. G. Tilghman, Palatka, and H. S. McKen-
zie, Palatka.
Pinellas-S. D. Harris, St. Petersburg.
Santa Rosa-J. J. Hardin, Jay, and J. H. Jarmon,
Munson.
Seminole-F. L. Woodruff, Sanford.
St. Johns-Frank M. Corbett, Moultrie, and. W. M.
DeGrove, Palm Valley.
St. Lucie-Richard Whyte, Fort Pierce.
Sumter-N. J. Wicker, Coleman.
Suwannee-S. A. Hineley, Live Oak, and A. W. Mc-
Leran, Wellborn.
Taylor-W. L. Weaver, Perry.
Volusia-Murray Sams, New Smyrna, and J. J. Tillis,
DeLand.
Wakulla-Herbert S. Moore, Crawfordville.
Walton-D. Stuart Gillis. DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-L. D. McRae, Chipley.











V







OFFICERS AND ATTACHES
OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Extraordinary Session of 1918



Speaker-Hon. Geo. H. Wilder of Hillsboro.
Speaker pro tenm-Hon. R. A. Green of Bradford.
Chief Clerk-J. G. Kellum of Leon.
Assistant Chief Clerk-E. M. Johns of Bradford.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman of Suwannee.
Reading Clerk-Miss Myrtis McCaskill of Taylor.
Assistant Reading Clerk-M. McPherson of Leon.
Engrossing Clerk-Miss Miriam Futch of Alachua.
Enrolling Clerk-Miss Sue Barco of Dade.
Sergeant-at-Arms-W. R. Griffin of Hillsboro.
Messenger-J. N. Rogers of Leon.
Doorkeeper-K. C. Lee of Hamilton.
Chaplain-R. Y. Walden, Jr., of Duval.
Janitor-Eugene Hawkins of Florida.
Page-Walter McLin, Jr., of Leon.
Page-Earl Hentz of Liberty.
Page-Hardy Croom of Marion.
Page-Roy Miller.










vi



















ERRATA

On page 303, line 20, after the word "Also" insert the
following: "has indefinitely postponed."












vii












CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that, as Chief Clerk, I have finished
the duties assigned me and have seen that the Bill Clerk
has filed, in accordance with the law, all bills and resolu-
tions originating in the House of Representatives of the
Florida Legislature of Extraordinary Session of 1918, in
packages, all duly numbered, in the office of the Secretary
of State, and that the following is a correct copy of the
proceedings of the House of Representatives for the Ex-
traordinary Session of 1918. I have mailed a copy of the
House Journal of December 7th to each member of the
House of Representatives, and beg leave to return my sin-
cere thanks to the members of the House of Representa-
tives for their uniform kindness to me during the said
Session of 1918.
Very respectfully.
J. KELLUM, Chief Clerl,.














JOURNAL OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Of the State of Florida, at an Extraordinary Session of
the Legislature, convened by the following Proclama-
tion of His Excellency, the Governor, began and held
at the Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee, in the State
of Florida,


Monday, November 25, 1918.


The following proclamation from the Governor was
read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
To All and Sn;,ilaur the Senators and Members of the
House of Representatives of the State of Florida:
WHEREAS, The electors of Florida on November 5th,
1918, adopted an amendment to Article XIX of the Con-
stitution, which amendment provides that "The manu-
facture, sale, barter or exchange of all alcoholic or in-
toxicating liquors and beverages, whether spirituous,
vinous or malt, are hereby forever prohibited in the
State of Florida, except alcohol for medical, scientific
or mechanical purposes, and wine for sacramental pur-
poses, the sale. of which alcohol and wine for the pur-
poses aforesaid, shall be regulated by law. The Legisla-
ture shall enact suitable laws for the enforcement of the
provisions of this Article. This Article shall go into ef-
fect on the first day of January, A. D. 1919."
AND WHEREAS, There are no effective statutes for-
bidding the transportation of intoxicating liquors into
and in this State;
AND WHEREAS. In the absence of such statutes
violations of the prohibition laws cannot be effectively
enforced as contemplated by the Constitution;











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AND WHEREAS, The unprecedented conditions now
incident to the close of .the greatest ,oft all wars make it
imperative that the people of this State be protected
from an increase in'crime and from'the ievils..and grie-
vous wrongs that will inevitably flow from the unres-
tricted handling and transportation of intoxicating li-
quors, after the Constitutional amendment becomes ef-
fective on January 1st, 1919, and before action can be
taken after the convening of the regular session of the
Legislature in April, 1919;
SAND WHEREAS, The revenue laws relating to auto-
mobiles as judicially construed, will cause a loss to
the State of perhaps $35,000.00 or more for the coming
year, in addition to the losses this year, if not remedied
before January 1st, 1919: ..
AND WHEREAS, The labor conditions in this State
imperatively require legislative action so as to secure
adequate labor now indispensable to the planting and
cultivation of crops and to other essential enterprises
that will be irrevocably lost if not provided for before
the regular session of the Legislature in April, 1919;
AND WHEREAS, The Federal Government invites
and urgently requests the prompt and effective coopera-
tion of the State in providing encouraging regulations to
induce soldiers returning from the War and others to be-
come permanent residents of this State for their wel-
fare and for the development of the vast resources of the
State;
AND WHEREAS, Moderate appropriations are at
present essential to provide the unfortunate wards of
the State, now in the several public institutions of the
State, with suitable subsistence for their health and
comfort:
AND WHEREAS, The unprecedented conditions
which necessitate immediate legislative action upon
these matters also make it my duty to exercise the ex-
ecutive authority vested only in the Governor to call the
Legislature of the State in extraordinary session;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sidney J. Catts, Governor of
the State of Florida, by virtue of the power and author-
ity vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby convene
the Legislature of the State of Florida in extra session,
at the Capitol, in Tallahassee, on November 25th, 1918,











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

The House was called to order by Mr. R. A. Green, of
Bradford County, Florida, Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives, at 12 o'clock m.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of mem-
ebrs elected to the Legislature for the regular session of
1919 was called as follows:

MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, 1918.
"E. R. B. Kite of Alachua County.
Eli Futch of Alachua County.
C. F. Barber of Baker County.
J. E. Stokes of Bay County.
R. A. Green of Bradford County.
A. S. Crews of Bradford County.
J. J. Parrish of Brevard County.
W. H. Marshall of Broward County.
T. C. Ray of Calhoun County.
L. H. Marlow of Citrus County.
L. E. Wade of Clay County.
W. J. Roebuck of Columbia County.
W. W. Phillips of Columbia County.
John W. Watson of Dade County.
John B. Cochran of DeSoto County.
F. O. Miller of Duval County.
E. W. Waybright of Duval County.
J. R. M. Gates of Escambia County.











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Herbert P. Caro of Escambia County.
I. I. Moody of Flagler County.
E. R. L. Moore of Franklin County.
S. H. Strom of Gadsden County.
A. L. Wilson of Gadsden County.
W. J. Deas of Hamilton County.
Braxton Small of Hamilton County.
M. L. Dawson of Hernando County.
A. C. Hamblin of Hillsborough County.
George H. Wilder of Hillsborough County.
C. R. Mathis of Holmes County.
Amos E. Lewis of Jackson County.
R. L. McCrary of Jackson County.
Roland J. Carroll of Jefferson County.
D. H. Mays of Jefferson County.
J. Albert Breare of Lafayette County.
L. D. Edge of Lake County.
T. G. Futch of Lake County.
Francis W. Perry of Lee County.
John A. Scruggs of Leon County.
A. H. Williams of Leon County.
W. J. Epperson of Levy County.
C. M. Ernest of Liberty County.
N. W. Campbell of Madison County.
T. C. Merchant of Madison County.
H. S. Glazier of Manatee County.
W. J. Folks of Marion County.
Norman A. Fort, of Marion County.
George G. Brooks of Monroe County.
J. F. Busto of Monroe County.
J. Hampton Jones of Nassau County.
H. H. Surrency of Nassau County.
J. A. Hart of Okaloosa County.
W. L. Coats of Okeechobee County.
J. L. Dillard of Orange County.
Seth Woodruff of Orange County.
N. C. Bryan of Osceola County,
E. W. Bunker of Palm Beach County.
E. P. Wilson of Pasco County.
S. D. Harris of Pinellas County.
John M. Keen of Polk County.
W. 0. Williams of Polk County.
H. S. McKenzie of Putnam County.
W. G. Tilghman of Putnam County.











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.. J. Hardin of Santa Rosa County.
E. H. Jarmon of Santa Rosa County.
Frank L. Woodruff of Seminole County.
F. M. Corbett of St. Johns County.
W. M. DeGrove of St. Johns County.
R. Whyte of St. Lucie County.
N. J. Wicker of Sumter County.
S. A. Hinely of Suwanee County.
A. W. McLeran of Suwanee County.
W. L. Weaver of Taylor County.
Murray Sams of Volusia County.
J. J. Tillis of Volusia County.
H. S. Moore of Wakulla County.
D. Stuart Gillis of Walton County.
L.. D. McRae of Washington County.

STATE OF FLORIDA,
SSS,
Office Secretary of State.
I, H. Clay Crawford, Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a
correct list of the members of the House of Representa-
tives of the State of Florida, elected at the general elec-
tion on the fifth day of November, A. D. 1918, as shown
by the election returns on file in this office.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State
of Florida, at Tallahassee, the Capital, this the 25th day
of November, A. D. 1918.
(Seal) H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.

The following members came forward and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of
Florida before Mr. Justice T. F. West of the Supreme
Court of the State of Florida:
Brooks, George G., of Monroe.
Bryan, N. C., of Osceola;
Bunker, E. W., of Palm Beach.
Busto, J. F.. of Monroe.
Campbell, N. W., of Madison.
Caro, Herbert P., of Escambia.
Carroll, Roland J., of Jefferson.
Coats, W. L.. of Okeechobee.
Cochran, John B., of DeSoto.













Corbett, F. M., of St. Johns.
Crews, A. S., of Bradford.
DeGroves, W. M., of St. Johns..
Dillard, J. L., of Orange.
Edge, L. D., of Lake,
Epperson, W. J., of Levy.
Ernest, C. M., of Liberty.
Folks, W. J., of Marion..
Fort. Norman A., of Marion.
Futch, Eli, of Alachua.
Futch, T. G., of Lake.
Gates, J. R. W., of Escambia.
Gillis, D. Stuart, of Walton.
Glazier, H. S., of Manatee.
Green, R. A., of Bradford.
Hamblin, A. C., of Hillsborough.
Hardin, J. J.. of Santa Rosa.
Harris, S. D., of Pinellas.
Hart, J. A., of Okaloosa.
Hinely, S. A., of Suwanee.
Jarmon, J. H., of Santa Rosa.
Jones, J. Hampton, of Nassau.
Keen, John M., of Polk.
Kite, E. R. B., of Alachua.
Lewis. Amos E., of Jackson.
Marlow, L. H., of Citrus.
Marshall, W. H., of Broward.
Mathis, C. R., of Holmes.
Mays, D. H., of Jefferson.
Merchant, T. C., of Madison.
Miller, F. 0., of Duval.
Moody, I. I.. of Flagler.
Moore, E. R. L., of Franklin.
Moore, H. S., of Wakulla.
McCrary, R. L., of Jackson.
McLeran. A. W., of Suwanee.
McRae, L. D., of Washington.
Perry, Francis W., of Lee.
Parrish, J. J., of Brevard.
Phillips. W. W., of Columbia.
Ray, T. C., of Calhoun.
Roebuck, W. J., of Columbia.
Sams, Murray, of Volusia.
Small, Braxton, of Hamilton.











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Stokes, J. E., of Bay.
Stiom, S. H., of Gadsden.
Surrency, H. H., of Nassau.
Tilghman, W. G., of Putnam.
Tillis, J. J., of Volusia.
Wade, L. E., of Clay.
Watson, John W., of Dade.
Waybright. E. W., of Duval.
Weaver, W. L., of Taylor.
Whyte, R., of St. Lucie.
Wicker, N. J., of Sumter.
Wilder. George H., of Hillsborough.
Williams, A. H., of Leon.
Williams, W. 0., of Polk.
Wilson, A. L., of Gadsden.
Wilson, E. P., of Pasco.
Woodruff, Seth, of Orange.
Woodruff, Frank L., of Seminole.
-71.
Mr. R. A. Green, Chief Clerk, announced a quorum
present.
Prayer by Rev. R. Y. Walden, Jr., Chaplain.
Mr. Amos Lewis moved that the House proceed with
a permanent organization by the election of a Speaker, a
Speaker Pro Tern., Chief Clerk, other officers and at
teaches.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. W. W. Phillips nominated Hon. George H. Wilder,
of Hillsborough County, for Speaker.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
For Hon. George H. Wilder for Speaker:
Brooks, George G., of Monroe.
Bryan, N. C., of Osceola.
Bunker, E. W., of Palm Beach.
Busto, J. F., of Monrbe.
Campbell, N. W.. of Madison.
Caro, Herbert P., of Escambia.
Carroll, Roland J., of Jefferson.
Coats,, W. L., of Okeechobee.
Cochran, John B., of DeSoto .
Corbett, F. M., of St. Johns,
Crews, A. S., of Bradford.
DeGroves, W. M., of St. Johns.
Dillard. J. L., of Orange.















Edge, L. D., of Lake.
Epperson, W. J., of Levy.
Ernest, C. M., of Liberty.
Folks, W. J., of Marion.
Fort, Norman A., of Marion.
Futch, Eli, of Alachau.
Futch, T. G., of Lake.
Gates, J. R. W.. of Escambia.
Gillis, D. Stuart, of Walton.
Glazier, H. S., of Manatee.
Green, R. A., of Bradford.
Hamblin, A. C., of Hillsborough.
Hardin, J. J., of Santa Rosa.
Harris, S. D., of Pinellas.
Hart, J. A., of Okaloosa.
Hinely. S. A., of Suwanee.
Jarmon, J. H., of Santa Rosa.
Jones, J. Hampton, of Nassau.
Keen, John M., of Polk.
Kite, E. R. B., of Alachua.
Lewis, Amos E., of Jackson.
Marlow, L. H., of Citrus.
Marshall, W. H., of Broward.
Mathis, C. R., of Holmes.
Mays, D. H., of Jefferson.
Merchant, T. C., of Madison.
Miller, F. 0., of Duval.
Moody, I. I., of Flagler.
Moore, E. R. L., of Franklin.
Moore, H. S., of Wakulla.
McCrary, R. L., of Jackson.
McLeran. A. W., of Suwanee.
McRae, L. D., of Washington.
Perry, Francis W., of Lee.
Parrish, J. J., of Brevard.
Phillips, W. W., of Columbia.
Ray, T. C., of Calhoun.
Roebuck, W. J., of Columbia.
Sams, Murray, of Volusia.
Small, Braxton. of Hamilton.
Stokes, J. E., of Bay.
Strom, S. H., of Gadsden.
Surrency, H. H., of Nassau.
Tilghman, W. G., of Putnam.













Tillis, J. J., of Volusia.
Wade, L. E., of Clay.
Watson, John W., of Dade;
Waybright, E. W., of Duval.
Weaver, W. L., of Taylor.
Whyte, R., of St. Lucie.
Wicker, N. J., of Sumter.
Wilder, George H., of Hillsborough.
Williams, A. H., of Leon.
Williams, W. 0., of Polk.
Wilson, A. L., of Gadsden.
Wilson, E. P.. of Pasco.
Woodruff, Seth, of Orange.
Woodruff, Frank L., of Seminole.
-71.
Mr. R. A. Green, Chief Clerk, announced the Hon.
George H. Wilder unanimously elected Speaker.
Mr. DeGroves, of St. Johns, moved that a committee
of three be appointed to escort the Speaker to the chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, Mr. R. A. Green, Chief Clerk, appointed
Messrs. DeGroves, Hamblin and Caro.
The Speaker, being conducted to the chair, extended
his thanks to the House for the honor conferred upon
him.
Mr. E. W. Waybright, of Duval, nominated Mr. R.
A. Green for Speaker Pro Tem.
Upon the call of the roll, the vote for R. A. Green,
for Speaker Pro Ter., was:
Mr. Speaker.
Brooks, George G., of Monroe.
Bryan, N. C., of Osceola.
Bunker, E. W., of Palm Beach.
Busto, J. F., of Monroe.
Campbell, N. W., of Madison.
Caro, Herbert P., of Escambia.
Carroll, Roland J., of Jefferson.
Coats, W. L., of Okeechobee.
Cochran, John B., of DeSoto.
Corbett, F. M., of St. Johns.
Crews, A. S., of Bradford.
DeGroves, W. M., of St. Johns.
Dillard, J. L., of Orange.
Edge, L. D., of Lake.











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Epperson, W. J., of Levy.
Ernest, C. M., of Liberty.
Folks, W. J., of Marion.
Fort, Norman A., of Marion.
Futch, Eli, of Alachua.
Futch, T. G., of Lake.
Gates, J. R. W., of Escambia.
Gillis, D. Stuart, of Walton.
Glazier, H. S., of Manatee.
Green, R. A., of Bradford.
Hamblin, A. C., of Hillsborough.
Hardin, J. J., of Santa Rosa.
Harris, S. D., of Pinellas.
Hart, J. A., of Okaloosa.
Hinely, S. A.. of Suwanee.
Jarmon, J. H., of Santa Rosa.
Jones, J. Hampton, of Nassau.
Keen, John M., of Polk.
Kite, E. R. B., of Alachua.
Lewis, Amos E., of Jackson.
Marlow, L. H., of Citrus.
Marshall, W. H., of Broward.
Mathis, C. R.. of Holmes.
Mays, D. H., of Jefferson.
Merchant, T. C., of Madison.
Miller, F. 0., of Duval.
Moody, I. I., of Flagler.
Moore, E. R. L., of Franklin.
Moore, H. S., of Wakulla.
McCrary, R. L., of Jackson.
McLeran, A. W., of Suwannee.
McRae, L. D., of Washington.
Perry, Francis W., of Lee.
Parrish, J. J., of Brevard.
Phillips, W. W., of Columbia.
Ray, T. C., of Calhoun.
Roebuck, W. J., of Columbia.
Sams, Murray, of Volusia.
Small, Braxton, of Hamilton.
Stokes, J. E., of Bay.
Strom, S. H., of Gadsden.
Surrency, H. H., of Nassau.
Tilghman, W. G., of Putnam.
Tillis, J. J., of Volusia.













Wade, L. E., of Clay.
Watson, John W., of Dade.
Waybright, E. W., of Duval.
Weaver, W. L., of Taylor.
Whyte, R., of St. Lucie.
Wicker, N. J., of Sumter.
Williams, A. H., of Leon.
Williams, W. 0., of Polk.
Wilson, A.: L., of Gadsden.
Wilson, E. P., of Pasco.
Woodruff, Seth, of Orange.
Woodruff, Frank L., of Seminole.
-71.
The Speaker declared Mr. Green unanimously elected
Speaker pro tern.
Mr. W. W. Phillips of Columbia, nominated Mr. J. G.
Kellum for Chief Clerk.
Upon the'call of the roll the vote was,
For J. G. Kellum for Chief Clerk:
Mr. Speaker.
Brooks, George G., of Monroe.
Bryan, N. C., of Osceola.
Bunker, E. W., of Palm Beach.
Busto, J. F., of Monroe.
Campbell, N. W., of Madison.
Caro, Herbert P., of Escambia.
Carroll, Roland J., of Jefferson.
Coats, W. L., of Okeechobee.
Cochran, John B., of DeSoto.
Corbett, F. M., of St. Johns.
Crews, A. S., of Bradford.
DeGroves, W. M., of St. Johns.
Dillard, J. L., of Orange.
Edge, L. D., of Lake.
Epperson, W. J., of Levy.
Ernest, C. M., of Liberty.
Folks, W. J., of Marion.
Fort, Norman A., of Marion.
Futch, Eli, of Alachua.
Futch, T. G., of Lake.
Gates, J. R. W., of Escambia.
Gillis, D. Stuart. of Walton. -
Glazier, H. S., of Manatee.
Green, R. A., of Bradford.











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Hamblin, A. C., of Hillsborough.
Hardin, J. J., of Santa Rosa.
Harris, S. D., of Pinellas.
Hart, J. A., of Okaloosa.
Hinely, S. A., of Suwannee.
Jarmon, J, H., of Santa Rosa.
Jones, J. Hampton, of Nassau.
Keen, John M., of Polk.
Kite, E. R. B., of Alachua.
Lewis, Amos E., of Jackson.
Marlow, L. H., of Citrus.
Marshall, W. H., of Broward.
Mathis, C. R., of Holmes.
Mays, D. H., of Jefferson.
Merchant, T. C., of Madison.
Miller, F. 0., of Duval.
Moody, I. I., of Flagler.
Moore, E. R. L., of Franklin.
Moore, H. S., of Wakulla.
McCrary, R. L., of Jackson.
McLeran. A. W., of Suwannee.
McRae, L. D.. of Washington.
Perry, Francis W., of Lee.
Parrish, J. J., of Brevard.
Phillips, W. W., of Columbia.
Ray, T. C., of Calhoun.
Roebuck, W. J., of Columbia.
Sams, Murray, of Volusia.
Small, Braxton, of Hamilton.
Stokes, J. E., of Bay.
Strom, S. H., of Gadsden.
Surrency, H. H., of Nassau.
Tilghman, W. G.. of Putnam.
Tillis, J. J., of Volusia.
Wade, L. E., of Clay.
Watson, John W., of Dade.
Waybright, E. W., of Duval.
Weaver, W. L., of Taylor.
Whyte, R., of St. Lucie.
Wicker, N. J., of Sumter.
Williams, A. H., of Leon.
Willians, W, 0., of Polk.
Wilson, A. L., of Gadsden.











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Wilson, E. P., of Pasco.
Woodruff, Seth, of Orange.
Woodruff, Frank L., of Seminole.
-71.
The Speaker declared Mr. J. G. Kellum unanimously
elected Chief Clerk.
Mr. J. G. Kellum came forward and took the oath of
office as prescribed by the Constitution of the State of
Florida before Mr. A. S. Crews, Notary Public State of
Florida at Large.
Mr. A. S. Crews, of Bradford, made the following
nominations:
Assistant Chief Clerk-E. M. Johns.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman.
Reading Clerk-Miss Myrtice McCaskill.
Assistant Reading Clerk-M. McPherson.
Engrossing Clerk-Miss Miriam Futch.
Enrolling Clerk-Sue Barco.
Sergeant-at-Arms-W. R. Griffin.
Messenger-J. N. Rogers.
Door Keeper-K. C. Lee.
Chaplain-R. Y. Walden, Jr.
Janitor-Eugene Hawkins.
Page-Waler McLin, J.r
Page-Earl Hentz.
Page-Harding Croom.
Page-Roy Miller.
Mr. A. S. Crews, of Bradford, moved that all officers
and attaches as nominated above be elected by acclama-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
The following attaches came forth and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of
Florida before Mr. A. S. Crews, of Bradford, Notary Pub-
lic State of Florida at Large:
Assistant Chief Clerk-E. M. Johns.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman.
Reading Clerk-Miss Myrtice McCaskill.
Assistant Reading Clerk-M, McPherson.
Enrolling Clerk-Miss Sue Barco.
Sergeant-at-Arms-W. R. Griffin.
Engrossing Clerk-Miss Miriam Futch.
Messenger-J. N. Rogers.
Mr. S. A. Hinely, of Suwanee County, moved that a











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committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Sen-
ate and inform it that the House was organized and
ready for business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed as such commit-
tee Messrs. Hinely, Marshall and Fort.
After a brief absence, the committee returned and
reported that they had performed the duty assigned them
and were discharged.
A committee of three from the Senate, composed of
Mesrs. Hulley, Butler and Igou, appeared at the bar
of the House of Representatives and announced that
they were instructed by the Senate" to inform the House
that the Senate was organized and ready to proceed to
business.
On motion of Mr. Bryan, of Osceola, a committee of
three, consisting of Messrs. Bryan, Small and Wicker,
was appointed to wait upon His Excellency, the Gover-
nor, and inform him that the House was organized and
ready to receive any message or communication that he
may be pleased to make.
After a brief absence, the committee returned and re-
ported that they had performed the duty assigned to them
and were discharged.
Mr. Watson. of Dade, moved that the rules as adopted
and used by the House during the session of 1917 be
adopted for the use of the House until further action by
the House.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathis, of Holmes, in a few appropriate words,
presented to the Speaker, on behalf of the democracy
of the State, a gavel made by Captain Ed Harris, of
Jackson County.
Mr. Hamblin, of Hillsborough, moved that the rules be
waived and that he be permitted to introduce a House
resolution.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.

INTRODUCTION OF OF RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Hamblin of Hillsborough:
House Resolution No. 1:
Be it Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida:











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That owing to the fact that Spanish influenza being
prevalent throughout our country it becomes our duty
"as citizens and members of this body to use all means of
prevention possible; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Janitor of this floor be ordered to
spray the floors in the rooms and halls with some phenol
solution before each assembling of the members of the
House. Be it further
Resolved, That each member and attache use every
precaution in coughing and sneezing to protect those
near them by using a handkerchief or hand in front of
their mouths.
Which was read.
Mr. Green of Bradford, offered the following amend-
ment:
Add the following words.: "Also the Sergeant-at-
Arms is directed to furnish sanitary individual drinking
cups for the members."
Which was accepted by Mr. Hamblin who moved the
adoption of the resolution as amended.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Hamblin, of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 2:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
Speaker of this House shall have the power to appoint
an assistant Sergeant-at-Arms to serve during this ex-
traordinary session.
Which was read.
Mr. Hamblin moved the adoption of the resolution.
Mr. McLeran moved that the resolution be laid on the
table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the adoption of the
resolution.
A roll call being ordered, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Brooks, Bunker, Busto,
Cochran. Edge, Futch, Gillis, Green, Hamblin, Harris,
Marlow, Marshall, Mays, Moody, McRae, Parrish, Sams,
Tillis, Wade, Watson, Wicker-22.
Nays-Messrs. Bryan, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Corbett,
Crews. DeGroves, Dillard, Epperson, Ernest, Folks, Fort,
Futch (Lake), Glazier, Hardin, Hinely, Jarmon, Jones,











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Keen, Kite, Lewis, Mathis, Merchant, Miller, Moore
(Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, Phil-
lips, Ray, Roebuck, Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilgh-
man, Waybright, Weaver, Whyte, Williams (Leon), Wil-
liams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Wood-
ruff (Orange), Woodruff (Seminole)--45.
The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the adoption of the
resolution,
Which was not agreed to.
Upon motion of Mr. Bryan of Osceola, it was agreed
that the Chief Clerk be instructed to have five hundred
copies of the daily Journal printed.
Which was agreed to.
The following message from the Governor was re-
ceived and read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,
Tallahassee, Nov. 25, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I desire to call to your attention the fact that the Con-
gress of the United States has forwarded to this State
the National Prohibition Amendment for ratification or
rejection by. the Legislature of this State.
If the Legislature deems it advisable, I would be
pleased to see the said Amendment considered by the
Legislature at this extraordinary session.
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.

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

To the Senate and the House of Representatives:

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











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

The first law which will claim your attention is one to
prevent the shipping in of large quantities of liquors
and beverages, whether spirituous, vinous or malt, as can
be done under the present conditions. While the electors
of Florida, on November 5th, 1918, adopted an amend-
ment to Article XIX of the State Constitution, which
amendment provides, that the manufacture, sale, barter,
or exchange of all alcoholic, intoxicating liquors or bev-
erages were to be prohibited in the State forever, the
over-ruling of the one quart a month law, by the de-
cision of the Supreme Court, leaves the matter of ship-
ping into the State of Florida free and open to any and
all persons who desire to do so as far as the State laws
are concerned. It is true that the Webb-Kenyon Act
and the Reed Amendment passed by Congress, regulates
the shipping in of intoxicating liquors and beverages,
as far as the United States Government is concerned;
but the authorities of the State of Florida have no juris-
diction over the liquors thus shipped into this State, and
to allow immense quantities thereof to come into the
State between now and April 1st, untrammeled, will so
pollute the morals of the people of the State, that I, as
Governor, have called you together to pass a law effec-
tive at once to prevent the shipping of liquor into the
State, or from one County to another. I, therefore,
most earnestly request you to enact such a law.

AUTOMOBILE LICENSE TAX LAWS

The second matter to which I call your attention is
that relating to automobile license taxes. As judiciously
construed, a loss of $35,000.00 to the State for this year,
and in addition, the same, or a larger amount next year
will result, if not remedied before January 1st, 1919.
Under the practical or departmental construction of
Chapter 7275, the Comptroller collected a registration
fee of $12.00 on all machines of more than 25, and not
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over 40, horsepower,. regardless of seating capacity.
After the law had been in practical operation for six
months or more, under this construction, the Supreme
Court, by a divided Court, adopted a different view, mak-
ing the seating capacity the test in certain instances, in-
stead of horsepower. The effect of this decision is to
bring a. large number of expensive and high powered
cars within the smaller classification, discriminating
against persons owning small cars and destroying the
uniformity of horsepower classification, which I am ad-
vised obtains in practically all States.
Under the operation of the Statute, as construed by
the Court, a seven passenger car of less than 25 horse-
power, has too many passenger to go in the B class and
not sufficient horsepower to be registered under Series
C, making it doubtful whether any law is applicable to
a machine of this classification. If it was the intention
of the Legislature to use horsepower as the rule by which
registrations were to be measured, as I believe to be the
case, it is necessary that this be made clear by amend-
ing the law to overcome the effect of the decision of the
Supreme Court and thereby render unnecessary an ap-
propriation of not less than $35,000.00 to refund to these
persons from whom the larger registration fees were
collected in 1918, and prevent a loss of at least $35,-
000.00, or more, in 1919, unless action is taken now, as
the license taxes are due January 1st, 1919.

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

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














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

Florida is fortunate in being the first State to have a
session of the Legislature after the close of the Great
World War. The Federal Government invites coopera-
ation of the State of Florida, in providing means to
induce Soldiers and Sailors, returning from the war, to
become citizens of this State. The Department of the
Interior has sent its agents to confer with the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund on this subject.
In' order that you may obtain full information in re-
gard to this proposed plan, which will mean so much
to Florida, I respectfully suggest that you invite Hon.
Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, to address
the Joint Assembly on this subject.

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE STATE INSTITU-
TIONS

There has been great increase in the cost of all com-
modities, food, clothing, fuel, labor, and everything that
goes into the detail of operating the State Institutions.
As a result of this condition, the appropriation for the
Boys' Industrial School at Marianna, and the Florida
Hospital for Insane at Chattahoochee, will be exhausted
before the end of. this fiscal year, and leave a deficit.
I respectfully suggest that the conditions at all of the
State Institutions be investigated by a large joint com-
mittee from your Honorable Body.
Respectfully submitted,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
SUpon motion of Mr. Watson, of Dade, it was agreed
that the message from the Governor as read be received
and spread upon the Journal of the House.
Which was agreed to.
Upon motion of Mr. Harris, of Pinellas, it was agreed
that the rules be waived and the House take up the
consideration of messages from the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 25, 1918.
Hon. Gco. H. Wilder,
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 Concurrent Resolution No. 1.)
Whereas, The Governor has called the Legislature into
extraordinary session and has specified in the call for
same four matters for legislative action, said matters
being:
1. Passage of an act to prohibit shipment into this
State of alcoholic beverages after January 1, 1919, on
which date the constitutional amendment for statewide
prohibition becomes effective.
2. Amendments to the automobile tax laws so as to
gain more revenue for the State and provide maintenance
for State highways, without which Florida would lose
an immense amount of federal aid for roads.
3. An act or resolution for co-operation with the fed-
eral government in settling returned soldiers on farms
in this State.
4. An act making sufficient provision and appro-
priation for the several institutions of the State, presum-
ably.the Industrial School for Boys in particular; and
"W hereas. It is wise and proper in the interest of econ-
omy that the business of this session be expedited to the
end that the expense of this session shall not be a greater
burden upon the taxpayers than is absolutely necessary
under the call for its convening; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring, That there be constituted four joint commit-
tees, five members on each committee on the part of the
Senate and five members on the part of the House, said
committees to be known as:
Committee on Temperance,
Committee on Finance and Taxation,
Committee on Immigration, and











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Committee on State Institutions.
To whom shall be referred such portions of the mes-
sage of the Governor as should be properly considered
by said committees with instructions to report commit-
tee bills covering said subjects if the said committees de-
termine a bill or bills should be reported, and in the event
a bill or bills be reported, then the Committees on Tem-
perance and Finance and Taxation shall first report to
the Senate and the Committees on Immigration and State
Institutions shall report to the House; and be it further
Resolved, That a committee similarly constituted and
appointed as the said foregoing committees shall be ap-
pointed to be known as the Committee on Miscellaneous
Legislation, to whom shall be referred all measures not
embraced in the subject matter of the Governor's call,
and the Governor's further messages, if any, suggesting
additional proposed legislation.
And respectfully requests the concurence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully.
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, contained in
the above message, was read the first time in full.
Mr. Harris, of Pinellas, moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a sec-
ond time.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And the resolution was read a second time in full.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas, offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
Strike out the words "on temperance and taxation
shall first report to the Senate and the Committee on
State Institutions and Immigration shall report to the
House" and- insert in lieu thereof the following: "All
joint committees shall report to the House of Represen-
tatives and the Senate bills referred to them simultan-
eously, or as near thereto as possible."
Mr. McLeran moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on- the adoption of the
resolution as amended.










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Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson, of Dade, moved that the rules be waive'
and that the resolution be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
Mr. Bryan of Osceola, moved that the House adjourn
until 9 o'clock a. m. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.



Tuesday, November 26, 1918.



The House was called to order by the Speaker at nine
o'clock a. m.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker, Busto,
Campbell, Caro, Carroll. Coats, Cochran, Corbett, Crews,
Deas, DeGrove, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Ernest, Folk's,
Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Gla-
zier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jar-
man, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mathis,
Merchant, Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wa-
kulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Parrish, Phil-
lips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs,. Small, Stokes,
Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Way-
bright, Weaver, Whyte, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Wil-
liams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco),
Woodruff (Orange)-72.
Prayer by Chaplain.
Messrs. Deas of Hamilton, Scruggs of Leon and Barber
of Baker came forward and took the oath of office
prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Mr. A. S. Crews of Bradford, Notary Public. State
of Florida at Large.
Hon. R. A. Green moved that Mr. Barber of Baker be
allowed to move his seat near the front because of his
hearing.
Which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Strom of Gadsden, the reading of
the Journal was dispensed with.










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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Wilson of Pasco-
House Resolution No. 3:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
Speaker of the House appoint a committee, composed of
five (5) members, who shall consider the qualifications of
applicants for stenographers and typewriters and report
their recommendations to this House.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Wilson of Pasco moved the adoption of the resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Edge of Lake-
House Resolution No. 4:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
Speaker of the House be, and he is hereby, authorized to
appoint a Secretary to serve for the extra session.
Which was read.
Mr. Edge of Lake moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 5:
Resolved, That the Speaker appoint the following House
committees:
Committee on Legislative Expense.
Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Which was read.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved the adoption of the reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
By Mr. Perry of Lee.
House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled An Act regulating the payment of
the per diem and mileage and expenses of members of the
Legislature and the per diem of employees of the Legisla-
ture.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 1 be read a second time.











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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1 was read a second time.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be further waived, and
that House Bill No. 1 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. 1 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Watson moved that the vote by which House Bill
No. 1 was passed to third reading be reconsidered and
that the bill be placed back on second reading.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the passage of House
Bill No. 1.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of House Bill:No. 1
the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Barber,. Brooks, Bryan, Bunker, Busto,
Campbell. Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbett, Crews,
Deas, DeGroves, Epperson, Ernest, Folks, Fort, Futch
(Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Green, Hamblin,
Hardin, Hinely, Jarman, Jones, Keen, Kite, Marlow, Mar-
shall, Merchant, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wa-
kulla), McLeran, Perry, Parrish, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck,
Sams, Strom. Tillis, Weaver, Wicker, Williams (Polk),
Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco)-50.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Dillard, Edge, Glazier, Harris,
Lewis,.Mathis, Miller, McCrary, McRae, Scruggs, Small,
Stokes, Tilghman. Wade, Watson, Waybright, Whyte,
Williams (Leon), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff (Semi-
nole)-21.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote, title as stated.
Mr. Moore of Franklin moved that the rules be waived
and the House take up Senate messages.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The following, message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 25, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-











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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Inviting Hon. F. K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior,
to address the Legislature of the State of Florida.
.And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 contained ;n
the above message, was read the first time.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the res-
olution be placed on its second reading.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The resolution was read a second time.
Mr. Miller of Duval moved the adoption of the reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Watson of Dade.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
A Concurrent Resolution, expressing the thanks of the
people of the State of Florida to the President and Con-
gress of the United States, all persons in authority and
to the soldiers and sailors who enlisted in the service o
the United States, for their participation in the early and
successful termination of the Great War, and mem-
orializing Congress to take such appropriate action as
will result in the prompt return of all soldiers and
sailors to civil life.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Watson of Dade moved that:the rules be waived
and the resolution be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the. resolution was read a second time.
Mr. Watson of Dade moved the adoption of the resc-
lution.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Sams of Volusia.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate










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concurring, That the House of Representatives and Sen-
ate adjourn sine die at 12:00 o'clock noon Saturday, No-
vember 30th, 1918.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Sams of Volusia 'moved that the rules be waived
and the resolution be read a second time.
Mr. Kite moved that the motion be laid on the table.
A roll call being ordered, the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Campbell,
Caro, Carroll, Crews, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Gillis,
Green, Hamblin, Harris, Jarmon, Keen, Kite, Mars!!l,
Merchant, Moore' (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), Mc-
Crary, McRae, :Perry, Phillips, Ray, Scruggs. Small,
Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Waybright, Wicker, Willthms
(-Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson (Pasco) -10.
Nays-Messrs. Brooks, Bunker, Busto, Cochran, Cor-
bett, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard. Edge, Epperson, Ernest,
Folks, Futch (Lake), Glazier, Hardin, Hinely, Jones,
Lewis, Marlow, Mathis, Miller, Moody, McLeran, Parrish,
Roebuck, Sams, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Weaver,
Wilson (Gadsden), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff (Semi-
nole)-34.
So the motion to lay on the table was agreed to.

The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has concurred in the
amendment of the House of Representatives to Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1, which amendment reads as
follows:
Strike out the words "on temperance and finance and
taxation shall first report to the Senate and the Commit-
tee on State Institution and Immigration shall report
to the House."
And insert in lieu thereof, "all Joint Committees shall
report to the House of Representatives and the Senate










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Bills referred to them simultaneously, or as near thereto
as possible."
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Wilson of Pasco moved that the rules probihiting
smoking in the halls during the sessions be waived.
Which was agreed to by twb-thirds vote.
Mr. Phillips of Columbia moved that the HEouse meet
every morning at 9 o'clock a. m. and adjourn at 12:30;
meet at 2 p. m. and adjourn at the pleasure of the
House.
Mr. Caro offered the following amendment to the mo-
tion as made by Mr. Phillips:
Strike out 12:30 and insert in lieu thereof 1 p. m.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved as a substitute motion
that the House meet at 9 o'clock a. m. and at 3 o'clock
p. m. and adjourn at will. ,
Mr. Green moved to lay the motion as made by Mr.
Harris on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the motion as made
by Mr. Harris.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Green moved that the House take up the considera-
tion of the Governor's message.
Which was agreed to.
The Governor's message was read by sections and re-
ferred to the proper committees as follows:
The section referring to the "Prohibition Law to Pre-
vent Intoxicating Liquors Being Shipped Into the State"
was referred to the Committee on Temperance.
The section referring to "Automobile License Tax Laws"
was referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxa-
tion.
The section in reference to "Farm Labor Law and Pro-
tection of Agriculture, Dairying and Trucking in Flor-
ida" was referred to the Cimmittee on Immigration.
The section in reference to "Appropriations for the
State Institutions" was referred to the Committee on
State Institutions.
Mr. Watson of Dade moved that the House adjourn.
Which was not agreed to.











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Mr. Lewis offered the following amendment to the rules
as Rule 40 1-2:
"Rule 40 1-2: There shall be filed with the Secretary of
State the daily Journal of the House. said Journal to be
signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House."
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the fol-
lowing committees:
COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE.
N. C. Bryan, Chairman.
N. W. Campbell.
H. P. Caro.
W. G. Tilghman.
H. S. Glazier.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION.
D. S. Gillis, Chairman.
F. W. Perry.
Amos E. Lewis.
W. L. Weaver.
F. L. Woodruff.
COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION.
W..J. Roebuck, Chairman.
W. H. Marshall.
J. J. Hardin.
E. W. Waybright.
E. P. Wilson.
COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS.
S. D. Harris, Chairman.
E. R. B. Kite.
R. A. Green.
E. R. L. Moore.
W. W. Phillips.
COMMITTEE ON MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION.
S. A. Hinely, Chairman.
Murray Sams.
T. G. Futch.
Braxton Small.
N. J. Wicker.












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COlMMITTEE TO SELECT STENOGRAPHERS.

E. P. Wilson, Chairman.
L. D. Edge.
E. R. B. Kite.
E. H. Jarman.
W. O. Williams.

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSES.

L. D. Edge, Chairman.
W. J. Deas.
C. M. Ernest.
J. E. Stokes.
E. W. Bunker.
Roland J. Carroll.
F. O. Miller.
H. H. Surrency.
J. L. Dillard.

COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS.

C. F. Barber, Chairman.
W. L. Coats.
F. M. Corbett.
J. F. Busto.
Eli Futch.
John B. Cochran.
I. I. Moody.
L. H. Marlow.
T. C. Merchant.

COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS.

John M. Keen, Chairman.
W. M. DeGroves.
L..D. McRae.
W. O. Williams.
N. W. Campbell.
W. J. Epperson.
T. C. Ray.
S. H. Strom.
Seth Woodruff.












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The courtesies of the floor,were extended by the Speak-
er to Hon. Cary A. Hardee, former Speaker of the House
of Representatives, and Hon. J. C. Adkins, former mem-
ber of the House.
Upon motion of Mr. Stokes, the courtesy of the floor
was extended to Hon. H. H. Lewis of Jackson County.

The following report from the committee appointed
under House Resolution No. 3 was read:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee to examine applicants for the position
of House Stenographer respectfully recommend Miss An-
nie F. Bond for this position.
Another stenographer will be recommended by said
Committee as soon as the House needs same.
Respectfully,
E. P. WILSON,
Chairman.
Mr. Wilson of Pasco moved the adoption of the re-
port.
Which was agreed to.

The following veto messages were received from the
Secretary of State and read:
Office of the Secretary of State,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 26, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
My Dear Sir:
In conformity with the requirement of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you,
for the consideration of the House of Representatives,
the following vetoed Acts with the Governor's objections
attached thereto, viz:
"An Act to prevent untruthful advertising in the
State of Florida."
"An Act providing for the recording of the names
and addresses of all persons engaged in transacting or
having an interest in any business operated or conducted












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under a name other than their own (whether as individ-
uals, members of partnerships or otherwise) and prescrib-
ing a penalty for failure to comply, with the provisions
hereof."
"An Act to provide for and regulate primary Elections
in this State, "to prescribe penalties for the violation
thereof, and to repeal Article II, Chapter I ,Title 4,
First Division of the General Statutes and Chapters
5613 and 5697, of the Acts of 1907, and Sections 6, 7 and
8 of Chapter 5929, Acts of 1909, and Chapter 6469, Acts
of 1913, and Chapter 6874, Acts of 1915."
"An Act to abolish the present municipal corporation
of the Town of East Millville, situate in Bay County,
Florida, incorporated on the 8th day of September, A.
D. 1913, under the General Laws of the State of Flor-
ida govenring towns and cities."
"An Act to prescribe the qualifications of electors to
be held in and for the Town of Orange City, Volusia
County, Florida."
"An Act to provide Hog Cholera Serum and Virus, or
such other remedies as the State Board of Health may
find to be best for Prevention. of hog cholera, for the sup-
pression of hog cholera in the State of Florida."
"An Act to prohibit unlawful carnal intercourse with
an unmarried female of previous chaste character under
the age of eighteen years, and to provide penalty for
the punishment of such offense."
"An Act prescribing regulations and restrictions for
General Elections in this State."
Yours very truly,
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.

The following veto message was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
i Tallahassee, June 9th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A., Hardee,
Speaker House of Representatives,
Capitol.

,In pursuance of the.provisions of Section 28, Article
III, of the Constitution of Florida, I herewith return











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without my approval House Bill Number 330 which orig-
inated in the House of Representatives:
"An Act providing for the recording of the names and
addresses of all persons engaged in transacting or hav-
ing an interest in any business operated or conducted un-
der a name other than their own (whether as individuals,
members of partnerships or otherwise) and prescribing a
penalty for failure to comply with the provisions hereof."
My objection to this measure is as follows:
Section I of the Bill requires that every person con-
ducting, transacting or having any interest in any busi-
ness conducted under or operated under a name other
than the real name of the individual shall be filed in
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the
County in which the business is conducted. An affidavit
setting forth the names, residents and addresses of all
persons interested in such business and the affidavit is
required.to be recorded for which a fee of 50c is author-
ized to be charged. The cost of making the affidavit and
the recording fee would create an unnecessary expense
which in the aggregate .would be a large sum to be paid
out by the people of Florida with no appreciable result-
ing benefits. Members of partnerships and other firms
may usually be readily ascertained and therefore the
expensive process proposed by this Bill is wholly un-
necessary. It is not often that knowledge of the names
and addresses of all persons interested in partnership is
desired. The cost of any such, proceeding as proposed
by this Bill would be astounding when compared to any
benefits to be derived therefrom.
I, therefore, think it best to withhold my approval
from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
S.Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above message was read
in full.
The question then recurred upon the passage of the
Bill, the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwith-
standing.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Brooks, Busto, Caro, Carroll, Epper-
son, Futch (Lake), Jarmon, Mathis, Miller, Scruggs,











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Strom, Wade, Waybright, Weaver, Wicker, Williams
(Leon), Wilson (Gadsden), Woodruff (Orange), Wood-
ruff (Seminole)--19.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Bunker,
Campbell, Coats, Cochran, Corbett, Crews, Deas, De-
-Groves, Edge, Ernest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua),
Gates, Gillis, Glazier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris,
Hart, Hinely, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall. Mer-
chant, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), Mc-
Crary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Phillips. Roebuck, Sams,
Small, Stokes, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Watson,
Whyte, Williams (Polk), Wilson (Pasco)-50.
So the bill failed to pass.

The following veto message was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
N.'Uiil. r, of the House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of Florida, I return you herewith
House Bill Number 549 which originated in the House
of Representatives:
"An Act to prevent untruthful advertising in the
State of Florida."
My objections to this Bill are as follows:
The title of the Act is not objectionable. Section I
of the Act is entirely too broad and would have a ten-
dency to militate against and render uncertain just and
legitimate advertisements. The law of Caveat Emptor, to-
gether' with the General Statutes governing false pre-
tenses, should suffice to take care of the general com-
merical conditions which might properly be controlled
by this Bill.
This being true, I think it best that I should with-
hold my approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully.
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full.
3-H.











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Upon the question shall the bill- pass, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the vote, was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bun-
ker, Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Cor-
bett, Crews, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson,
Ernest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake),
Gates, Gillis, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hinely,
Jarmon, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall,
Mathis, Merchant, Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Par-
rish, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes,
Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Way-
bright, Weaver, Whyte, Wicker, Williams .(Leon), Wil-
liams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Wood-
ruff (Orange), Woodruff (Seminole)-72.
Nay-Glazier-1.
So the bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds vote,
title as stated.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed as his
secretary under House Resolution No. 4, Miss Pansy
Brandon.
Mr. Bryan moved that the House take a recess until 3
o'clock p. m.
Which was agreed to.

AFTERNOON SESSION
3 O'CLOCK.
The Speaker called the House to order at 3 o'clock P. M.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbett,
Crews, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson,. Ernest,
Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gil-
lis, Glazier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hine-
ly, Jarmon, Jones, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mathis,
Merchant, Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wa-
kulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Parrish, Phil-
lips, Ray. Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom,
Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright,
Weaver,. Whyte, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams
(Polk), Wilson (Gadsden),. Wilson .(Pasco), Woodruff
(Orange), Woodruff (Seminole).











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A quorum present.
Mr. Ernest of Liberty moved that the rules be waived
and the House take up the consideration of House Reso-
lution.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wade of Clay moved to waive the rules and take
up the introductions of bills.
Which was not agreed to.

The House took up the further consideration of the
veto messages of the Governor.
The following veto was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
"Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 9th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker of the Hoise of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir: .
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of Florida, I herewith return
without my approval House Bill Number 89 which orig-
inated in the House of Representatives:
"An Act to provide for and regulate primary elections
in this State, to prescribe penalties for the violation
thereof, and to repeal Article II, Chapter 1, Title 4, First
Division of the General Statutes, and Chapters 5613 and
5697, of the Acts of 1907, and Sections 6, 7 and 8 of
Chapter 5929, Acts of 1909, and Chapter 6469, Acts of
1913, and Chapter 6874, Acts of 1915."
My objections to this Bill are as follows:
All laws and regulations having for their purpose the
control and regulation of the right of Suffrage should
be passed only after mature, deliberate and patriotic
consideration. This Bill was passed without such con-
sideration and passed in the last moments of the ses-
sion just prior to adjournment. There are so many de-
fects in the Bill that it is not worthy of serious consid-
eration and I will therefore not undertake to make my
objections in detail. While the present Primary Law is
objectionable and needs some few amendments it is far
superior to the proposed Bill.











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This being true I deem it best that I should withhold
my approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above message was read
in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill, the
veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Lewis, Merchant, Perry, Parrish,
Wicker, Wilson (Gadsden)-7.
Nays-Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker, Busto,
Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbett, Crews,
Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Ernest, Folks,
Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Gla-
zier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jar-
mon, Jones, Keen, Kite, Marlow, Mathis, Miller, Moody,
Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran,
McRae, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small,
Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson,
Waybright, Weaver, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk),
Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff (Semi-
nole-64.
So the Bill failed to pass.
The following veto message was read:,
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 9, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker House of Representatives,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of Florida, I return herewith
without my approval House Bill Number 362, which orig-
inated in the House of Representatives:
"An Act to Provide Hog Ch*lera Serum and Virus, or
Such Other Remedies as the State Board of Health May
Find to Be Best for Prevention of Hog Cholera, for the
Suppression of Hog Cholera in the State of Florida."
My objection to this Bill is as follows:
Without reference to other objections to the Bill, Sec-
tion 5 is as follows:











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The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00)
is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State
Treasury to the credit of the State Board of Health Fund,
of which fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) shall be paid
annually or so much thereof as shall be found necessary
for the purchase of said serum and virus, or such other
remedies as the State Board of Health may find to be
best for prevention of hog cholera.
You will observe that Section 5 appropriates $100,000.00
out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of
the State Board of Health Fund. It is now estimated
that the annual income of the State Board of Health
would be approximately $150,000.00. The present ap-
proximate deficit or indebtedness of the State Board of
Health is $36,000.00 If this appropriation were allowed
to stand it would consume two-thirds of all the funds
of the State Board of Health and after the present de-
ficit was paid there would be left approximately $14,-
C00.00 to pay the expenses of the State Board of Health
for the current year. $15,000.00 is only one-tenth of the
State Board of Health Fund, which is wholly inadequate.
You will therefore readily observe that this bill should
not be allowed to pass.
This being true, I think it best that I should withhold
my approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above message was read in
fu'l.
Upon call of the roll on the question, "Shall the Bill
pass, the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwith-
standing?" the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Busto,
Campbell, Carroll, Cochran, Corbett, Crews, Deas, De-
Groves, Edge, Epperson, Ernest, Folks, Fort, Futch
(Lake). Gillis, Green, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinley, Jar-
mon, Marshall, Miller, Moore, (Wakulla), McRae, Perry,
Parrish, Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom, Tilghma:.,
Wade, Watson, Waybright, Weaver, Williams (Leon),
Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Semi
nole)--43. ..
Nays-Messrs. Bryan, Bunker, Caro,. Coats, Dillard,











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Futch (Alachua), Gates, Glazier, Hamblin, Jones, Keen,
Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Mathis, Merchant, Moody, Moore
(Franklin), McCrary, McLeran, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck,
Sams, Surrency; Tillis. Wicker, Williams (Polk), Wood-
ruff (Orange)-29.
So the Bill failed to pass.
Upon the request of Messrs. Campbell and Merchant
of Madison, the courtesies of the floor were extended to
R. L. Millinor of Madison County, a former member of
the House of Representatives.
Upon the request of Mr. R. A. Green, the courtesies of
the floor were extended to Mr. B. E. Hamrick during his
stay in the city.
Upon the request of Messrs. Busto and Brooks of. Mon-
roe, the courtesies of the floor were extended to Mr. How-
ard Sawyer during his stay in the city.
Upon the request of Messrs. Campbell and Merchant of
Madison, the courtesies of the floor were extended to
Hon. Chas. E. Davis, a former member of the House of
Representatives and a former President of the Senate.
Upon the request of Wm. H. Marshall of Broward Coun-
ty, the courtesies of the floor were extended to Messrs. W.
L. Bryan and A. B. Lowe of Broward County.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved that the rules be waived
and that the House take up House Resolutions.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Scruggs of Leon moved that the House adjourn un-
til 9 o'clock A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.


Wednesday, November 27, 1918.


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9
o'clock A. M.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Corbett, Cre;ws,
Deas, DeGroves, Dillard. Edge, Eppersoi, Ernest, Folks,
Fort, Futch (Alachua). Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Gla-
zier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin. Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jar-











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man, Jones, Keen, Kite; Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mathis,
Mays, Merchant, Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore
(Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae. Perry, Parrish,
Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes,
Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade. Watson, Way-
bright, Weaver, Whyte, Wicker, :Williams (Leon), Wil-
liams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Wood-
ruff (Orange), Woodruff (Seminole)-75.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Mr. Green of Bradford moved that the reading of the
Journal be dispensed with for the.remainder of the extra
session.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.

The following communication was read:
Florida State Live Stock Sanitary Board,
Tallahassee, Nov. 26, 1918.
Messrs. J. B. Johnson, President of the Senate and Geo.
H. Wilder, Speaker of the House,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Gentlemen:
The members of the Senate and the House are respect-
fully invited to visit the State Live Stock Sanitary Board
at its offices, rooms Nos. 14 and 15. Lewis State Bank
Building, at any time during the session.
Very truly yours,
J. W. DE MILLY,
Acting State Veterinarian.
Mr. Green moved that the above be spread upon the
Journal.
Which was agreed to.
An invitation from the students of the Florida State
College for Women to the members of the Legislature to
attend the annual Thanksgiving game of basket ball on
the campus of the Florida State College for Women was
read.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved that the invitation of the
students of the State College for Women be accepted.
Which was agreed to.











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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Resolution No 6:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, That
the Sergeant-at-Arms be authorized to furnish distilled
water for the use of the House.
Which was read.
Mr. Strom moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Ernest of Liberty-
House Resolution No. 7:
Whereas, Considerable time is wasted in the House by
reason of the fact that members frequently enter into
lengthy discussion after they have fully expressed their
main points of their arguments, and
Whereas, The work of the House could be much quicker
and more satisfactorily attended to if lengthy arguments
of this nature, retarding the progress of the House, were
discontinued; therefore, be it
Resolved, That no member be allowed the floor of the
House for to exceed ten minutes on any of the four mat-
ters the Governor has asked for and five minutes on any
other matters.
Which was read.
Mr. Ernest moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESO-
LUTIIONS.

By Mr. Watson of Dade-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
concurring, that a committee of five, three on the part of
the House and two on the part of the Senate, be ap-
pointed to thoroughly investigate the management, to-
gether with the moral, physical, sanitary and financial
condition of the various State institutions and report
their findings to the regular session of the State Legis-
lature to 1be held on the first Tuesday after the first Mon-
day in April, 1919.
Resolved further, That the committee be authorized to











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investigate and report any gross violation of any State
laws that may come to their knowledge, with a view
of ascertaining who is responsible for said violations.
Resolved still further, That the committee be empow-
ered and authorized to administer oaths and to send for
papers and persons to appear before them and take testi-
mony when in their judgment it is necessary.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and the
resolution be read a second time.
Mr. Moore of Franklin moved that the resolution be
referred to the Committee on State Institutions.
"Which was agree to.
And the resolution was so referred.
Mr. Green of Bradford moved that the rules be waived
at this time for the purpose of presenting a committee
report.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

The following committee report was read:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 27, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your joint Committee on State Institution beg leave
to make the following report:
We respectfully recommend to the Senate and to the
House of Representatives that a committee of three
members of the House of Representatives and two
members of the Senate be appointed by the President of
the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively,
to visit the Industrial School for Boys at Marianna, and
to report their findings to this session of the Legislature
as soon as possible.
W. L. HUGHLETT, Chairman.
R. A. GREEN, Secretary.
Which was read.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved that the report be
adopted.
Which was agreed to.











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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

By Committee on Temperance- ,,; :.
House Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled An Act regulatingthe transpor-
tation of intoxicating liquors into counties or precincts
of this State where the sale of intoxicating liquors are
prohibited and providing rules of evidence and a pen-
alty for violation of the Act.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Bryan moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 2 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
And House Bill No. 2 was read a second time.
Mr. Wilson of Pasco offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 2:
SIn Section 6, after the word "labor" at end, of section
insert the following: "or both."
Mr. Wilson of Pasco moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kite offered the following -amendment to House
Bill No. 2:
In Section 5, line 9, after the word "sheriff" strike the
words "or deputies" and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing: "Deputies and constables."
Mr. Kite moved the adoption of the amendment.
SWhich was agreed to.
Mr. Sams of Volusia offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 2:
In Section 9, at the end of Section add.the following:
"'provided however that all common carriers shall be
permitted to deliver to consignees all liquors placed in
their hands for transportation and delivery previous to
the passage and approval of this act."
Mr. Sams moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Green moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Williams of Leon offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 2:
In Section 8, line 1, strike out the word "Five,, and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "Ten."
Mr. Williams moved the adoption of the amendment.











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Mr. Green 'moved that the amendmefit be laidon the
table,
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Crews of Bradford offered the following amend-
ment'to House Bill No. 2:
In Section 4, line 3, after the word liquor add the fol-
lowing: "wine or beer."
Mr. Crews moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Brooks moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Busto of Monroe offered the following amend-
ment to House.Bill No. 2:
In Section 5, after the words "Sheriff, Deputies or
Constables," add "police officers of the respective muni-
cipalities."
Mr. Busto moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Moore of Franklin moved that the amendment be
laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Perry offered the following amendment to House
Bill No. 2:
Strike out Section four.
SMr. Perry moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Harris moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Bryan moved that the rules be further waived, and
that House Bill No. 2 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. 2 was. read a third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Corbett, Crews,
Deas, DeGroves. Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Folks, Fort,
Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Glazier,
Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hart; Hinely, Jarman,
Jones, Keen. Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Merchant,
Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), Mc-
Crary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Parrish, Ray, Roebuck,
Sams, Scruggs, Small. Stokes; Strom, Surrency, Tilgh-
man, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright, Weaver, Whyte,











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Wicker, Williams (Leon), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson
(Pasco), Woodruff (Seminole)-66.
Nays-Messrs. Brooks, Ernest, Mathis, Phillips-4,
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And was ordered referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.
The following telegram was read:
Washington, D. C., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State, Tallahassee, Florida:
Cannot leave here until after the President has left.
How long do you expect to be in session? I am sending
suggested outline of bills tomorrow.
FRANKLIN K. LANE.
Mr. Watson moved that the above telegram be referred
to the Committee on Immigration.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lewis moved that Mr. M. L. Dawson be excused be-
cause of illness in his family.
Which was agreed to.
The House took up the consideration of-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
concurring, That the House of Representatives and Sen-
ate adjourn sine die at 12:00 o'clock noon Saturday, No-
vember 30th, 1918.
Which was read.
Mr. Sams asked permission to withdraw Concurrent Reso-
lution No. 2.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson, of Dade moved that the rules be waived
and that the House take up resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

A Concurrent Resolution Memorializing 'the Congress
of the United States, the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund of the State of Florida, and all other
persons in authority, to take such appropriate action
as will result in the establishment of Homes in the State
of Florida, for soldiers and sailors-who participated in
the Great War now ending:











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Whereas, The valiant efforts of the soldiers and sailors
in the military and naval service of the United States
in bringing the Great War to an early and successful
conclusion, are greatly appreciated by the people of the
State of Florida; and
Whereas, Many of said soldiers and sailors, particu-
larly those who have been wounded or incapacitated, are
entitled to especial consideration on the part of the
United States Government; therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Legislature of the State of Florida,
that the Congress of the United States and all persons
in authority be, and they are hereby petitioned to take
such appropriate action as will result in locating such
men as may so desire, upon small farms suitably equip-
ped for comfortable and prosperous homes, where said
soldiers and sailors may have a fair opportunity to re-
gain a satisfactory position in life; and
Whereas, The State of Florida on account of its geo-
graphical position and her wonderful health-giving cli-
mate, offers many inducements to said soldiers and sail-
ors in the way of locating within this State, therefore,
be it
Resolved, That the Congress of the United States and
all persons in authority, be and they are hereby peti-
titioned to furnish such homes to such soldiers ,and
sailors upon proper terms, located within the State of
Florida. Be it further
Resolved, That the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida are hereby petitioned
to take such steps as may be necessary to offer to the
United States Government for the purpose of such homes
for said soldiers and sailors, any State lands, at a nom-
inal price, and that said soldiers and sailors, when they
have so established their homes upon said lands, may
be exempt from taxation of all kinds and character for
the period of five years from the date of said location.
Mr. Watson moved that the resolution be referred to
the Committee on Immigration.
Which was agreed to.
And the resolution was so referred.













REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Employment of
Stenographers, submitted.the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 27, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your committee to select stenographers further recom-
mend the appointment of Miss Margaret Phillips as
stenographer of the House for.extra session, one stenog.
rapher found to be insufficient.
Very respectfully,
E. P. WILSON,
Chairman of Committee.
Mr. Wilson of Pasco moved the adoption of the report.
Which was agreed to.

Upon the request of Messrs. DeGroves and Corbett of
St. Johns, the courtesies of the floor were extended to C.
J. Perry of St. Johns County.
Upon the request of Mr. W. J. Roebuck, the courtesies
of the floor were extended to Messrs. H. L. Dodd and W.
M. Dowling of Columbia County during their stay in the
city.
Upon the request of Mr. Barber, the courtesies of the
floor were extended to the Hon. Walter A, Dopson, Fed-
eral Director U. S. Employment Service of the Depart-
ment of Labor of Florida, during his stay in the city.
SUpon the request of Hon. R. A. Green of Bradford, the
courtesies of the floor were extended to Captain R. A.
Gray during his stay in the city.
Upon the request of Hon. Eli Futch, the courtesies of
the floor were extended Hon. W. M. Taylor, former mem-
ber of the House, during his stay in the city.
Upon the request of W. H. Marshall of Broward Coun-
ty, the courtesies of the floor were extended to W. F.
Bryan and A. B. Lowe of Fort Lauderdale during their
stay in the city.
Mr. Stokes of Bay moved that the House take a recess
until 3 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.











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"AFTERNOON SESSION,
.3 O'CLOCK.

The Speaker called the House to order at 3 o'clock P. M.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbetti
Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Folks, Fort,
Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis,. Glazier,
Green, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite,
Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mathis, Merchant, Moody,
Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran,
McRae, Perry, Parrish, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams,
Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Til-
lis, Wade, Watson, Waybright, Weaver, Whyte, Wicker,
Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden),
Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Seminole).
A quorum present.
Mr. Green moved that when the House adjourn today
that it adjourn until 9 o'clock Friday morning.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Weaver of Taylor moved that the rules be waived
for the purpose of introducing a resolution.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Weaver-
House Resolution No. 8:
Whereas, This House has-been deprived by death of one
of its members, namely, Hon. J. Albert Brear, of Lafay-
ette County, thus depriving the said county of representa-
tion in this extraordinary session, and
Whereas, He is said to have been a man of congenial
temperament and many admirable qualities and would
doubtless have added wisdom to the deliberations of this
House; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Speaker of this House appoint a
committee of three persons to prepare suitable resolutions
in honor of the said Honorable J. Albert Brear, and that
he have a page of the Journal devoted to his memory; be
it further
Resolved, That a copy of said resolution be sent to the
family of the late Hon. J. Albert Brear.
Which was read the first time.
SMr. Weaver moved the adoption of the resolution.











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Which was agreed to.
The Speaker then appointed Messrs. Weaver, Way-
bright and Williams of Leon to prepare suitable resolu-
tions in honor of the said Hon. J. Albert Brear in accord-
ance with said resolution.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the follow-
ing committee as provided for under report and recom-
mendations of the Committee on State Institutions:
Messrs. F. O. Miller, Chairman; A. S. Crews and A. C.
Hamblin.
Mr. Watson moved that the Speaker wire the Director
General of the Railroads of the United States an invita-
tion to address the joint houses tomorrow, or at which
time will suit him.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Green moved that the rules be waived and that
the House take up messages from the Secretary of State.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Green moved that the rules be waived and that
the House take up the further consideration of vetoed
messages.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following veto message was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval House Bill 872, which
originated in the House of Representatives:
"An Act to prescribe the qualifications of electors to
be held in and for the Town of Orange City, Volusia
County, Florida."
My objection to this Bill is as follows:
The proposed Bill has for its purpose to extend the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article 6 of the Constitution of this
State. This Section of the Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Constitution
are limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of











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the Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am of
the view that such limitation of qualified electors should
control all elections, both state, county and city until
the Constitution is amended.
I think, ,therefore, that the proposed bill should not
become a law and I withhold my approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above message was read.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill, the veto of
the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs. Bryan, Caro, DeGroves, Edge, Folks,
Fort, Futch (Lake), Gillis, Green, Hardin, Harris,
Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mer-
chant, Moody, Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran,
Perry, Parrish, Phillips, Sams, Scruggs, Strom, Tilgh-
man, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright, Weaver, Whyte,
Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden),
Wilson (Pasco)-41.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Carroll, Cochran, Corbett, Deas, Dil-
lard, Gates, Glaiier, Mathis, McRae, Ray, Small, Stokes,
Surrency, Wicker, Woodruff (Seminole)-22.
So the Bill failed to pass, title as stated.
The following veto was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
herewith without my approval House Bill No. 630, which
originated in the House of Representatives:
"An Act Prescribing Regulations and Restrictions for
General Elections in this State."
My objections to this Bill are as follows:
The title of the act limits the restrictions to "General"
elections, whereas Section 1 includes special elections.
The law controlling General Elections should be sep
4--H.











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arate and distinct fromthe law controlling Primary Elec-
tions.
I, therefore, think, it best that I should withhold my
approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the veto
of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the vote
was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan,
Bunker, Busto,. Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Cor-
bett. Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Ernest,
Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates,
Gillis, Glazier, Green, Hardin, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite,
Lewis, Marlow, Marshall,, Mathis, Merchant, Moody,
Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McRae,
Perry, Parrish, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs,
Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade,
Watson, Waybright, Weaver, Wicker, Williams (Leon),
Williams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Woodruff (Semi-
nole)-61.
So the Bill failed to pass.
The following veto message was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I re-
turn herewith without my approval House Bill Number
864 which originated in the House of Representatives:
"An Act to abolish the present municipal corporation
of the Town of East Milliville, situate in Bay County, Flor-
ida, incorporated, on the 8th day of September, A. D.
1913, under the General Laws of the State of Florida
governing towns and cities."
My objection to this Bill is as follows:













The title of the Bill has the statement that it was in-
corporated under the General Laws of Florida govern-
ing cities and towns. By referring to Sections 1102,
1103 and 1104 of the General Statutes of Florida, it will
be observed that the general laws provide safe and sound
method of surrendering the franchise, superior to that
method proposed by this Bill.
I, therefore, think it best that I should withhold my
approval of this Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above message was read in
full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill, the
veto of the ,Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
the vote was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan,
Bunker, Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran,
Corbett, Deas, DeGroves. Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Folks,
Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Gla-
zier, Green, Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Mar-
low, Marshall, Mathis, Merchant, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Par-
rish, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Scruggs, Small, Stokes,
Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Way-
bright, Weaver, Whyte, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Wil-
liams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco)-62.
So the Bill failed to pass.

The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 8th, 1917.
Hon. Cary A. Hardee,
Speaker of House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of Florida. I return you herewith
without my approval House Bill No. 737, which originated
in the House of Representatives:
"An Act to Prohibit Unlawful Carnal Intercourse with













an Unmarried Female of Previous Chaste Character Un-
der the Age of Eighteen Years, and to Provide Penality
for the Punishment of Such Offense."
My objection to this Bill is as follows:
The only difference between this Bill and Chapter 6974
of the Acts of 1915 is that this Bill adds the word "un-
lawful." The wisdom of the Act of 1915, which does
not include the word "unlawful," is at once apparent,
and its soundness cannot be doubted.
I think it best, therefore, that I withhold my approval
from this Bill.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above veto message was read
in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the veto
of the Governor, to the contrary notwithstanding, the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber. Brooks, Bryan,
Bunker, Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll. Cochran, Corbett,
Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Folks, Fort,
Futch (Alachua). Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis, Green,
Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis,
Marlow, Marshall, Mathis, Moody, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McRae. Perry, Parrish, Phil-
lips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom,
Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright.
Whyte, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wil-
son (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Seminole)-
62.
Nays-Messrs. Glazier, Merchant, Weaver-3.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 26, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 4:
Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitu-
tion of the United State prohibiting the manufacture,










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sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the
importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from,
the United States and all territory subject to the juris-
diction thereof for beverage purposes.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
S Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 contained
in the above message was read the first time.
Mr. Bryan moved that the rules be waived and that
the resolution be read a second time and put upon its
passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read
a second time in full.
Mr. Bryan moved the adoption of the resolution.
A roll call being ordered upon the adoption of Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 4, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Corbett, De-
Groves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Folks, Fort, Futch
(Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gillis, Glazier, Green, Har-
din, Harris, Hinely, Jones,, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow,
Marshall, Merchant, Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore
(Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry, Parrish,
Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes,
Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Way-
bright, Weaver, Whyte, Wicker, Williams, (Leon), Wil-
liams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Wood-
ruff (Seminole)-61.
Nays-Messrs. Brooks, Deas, Mathis-3.
So the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Green, Speaker pro tem., in the chair.
Hon. E. H. Jarman of Santa Rosa asked leave of ab-
sence until Friday morning.
Which was granted.
Upon the request of Mr. Gillis of Walton, the courtesies
of the floor were extended to Hon. A. G. Campbell of
DeFuniak Springs during his stay in the city.
Upon the request of Mr. S. D. Harris, the courtesies
of the floor were extended to Hon. J. H. Bunch of Duval
during his stay in the city.










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Mr. Roebuck of Columbia moved that the House ad-
journ.
Which was.agreed to.



Friday, November 29, 1918.

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9
o'clock A. M.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbett,
Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Folks, Fort,
Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Glazier, Green,
Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis,
Marlow, Marshall, Mathis, Merchant, Moody, Moore
(Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, Mc-
Rae, Parrish, Phillips, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small,
Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Wat-
son, Waybright, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams
(Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff
(Orange), Woodruff (Seminole)-63.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Upon request of Mr. Green of Bradford, Mr. Ray )f
Calhoun was excused for the morning session.
The following message from the Governor was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, November 27, 191S.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of House of Representatives,
Capitol.
Sir:
As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of State
Institutions I have the honor to transmit herewith for
the consideration of your Honorable Body a message
from this board.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor and Chairman of Board of Commissioners of
State Institutions.










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The following communication, accompanying the
above, was read
Tallahassee, Fla., November 26th, 1918.
To the Senate and House of Representatives-
Gentlemen:
Criticisms of the management of the Boys' Industrial
School at Marianna have been so generally recently thai
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions feels
that it should make report on said Institution at this
time.
At School Number One, for white boys, there are sev-
eral brick buildings, superintendent's home and two cot-
tages, well suited to their purposes; a dining room with
kitchen connecting; school house; work shop; bakery;
barn for horses and mules, dairy barn, in the making,
and other small out buildings.
At School Number Two, for colored boys, there are
two dormitories, with school rooms, built of brick; din-
ing room, kitchen and stable barn.
The average attendance of inmates for the six months
from July to December, 1917, inclusive, for white boys
was 99; for colored boys, 241, or 340 in round numbers.
The average attendance for the six months from .lan-
uary to June, 1918, inclusive, was for white boys, 104;
for colored boys, 235, or 340 general average. The aver-
age attendance for the three months from July to Sep-
tember, 1918, inclusive, was for white boys, 105; for col-
ored boys, 219, or a general average of 324. On the
23rd day of this month there were 60 white boys and
174 colored boys in attendance, making a total of 234.
In October an epidemic of influenza, that had this
country within its grip, made its appearance at this
school and soon prostrated the whole institution, officers,
inmates and help coming down with it practically at
one time. Of the matrons, one died from it at the be-
ginning of the scourge, and out of 267 boys in the iasi
tuition, 264 had it. We lost ten boys from this cause.
Immediately upon notice this board instructed the
superintendent to employ all necessary help locally as
it was impossible to get assistance elsewhere. Dr. W.
M. Bevis, superintendent of the Hospital for Insane at
Chattahoochee, and as many nurses as could be spared
from that institution, were sent to the school to assist
in relieving the situation. The dining room, with cement










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floor on the colored side, was converted into.a temporary
hospital by the physician to relieve the, crowded condi-
tion' in their dormitory. The engineers, laundrymen and
cooks became incapacitated from the disease, which in-
creased the difficulties. As a result the plant became
without lights and. water, causing the.sewers to choke
up, making sanitary conditions very bad, indeed, on the
colored side. The clothing and bed linen became filthy
and the nourishment was not sufficient and properly ra-
tioned for the sick.
The funds provided for this institution have nev-,"
been sufficient to enable the management to put it ir
first-class condition. The appropriation for this school
made at the last session of the Legislature were as fol-
lows:
Last six months of 1917 maintenance .................. $25,000.00
For 1918 m maintenance ......................................................... 25,000.00
For first six months of 1919 for maintenance 25,000 00
Used from the emergency appropriation in
1917 ................................................................................................. 4,860.85
Used from the emergency appropriation in
1918 ...................................................................................................... 2 0,684 .76
The deficit brought over from the first six months of
1917 would just about offset the amount expended from
the emergency appropriation for that period.
The average daily amount per boy allowed by the Leg
islature to maintain this institution during the last six
months of 1917-that is, to pay salaries, feed, clothe, edu-
cate, doctor, for fuel, recapture and do the other things
necessary to be done was a fraction less than 40c a day.
The amount allowed and used up to this time for the
year 1918 was a fraction over 41c a day for each boy.
It nill be seen that the sum total provided to maintain
luh institution is less per capital than the law allows
sheriffs for feeding prisoners two meals a day.
The Legislature and this board thought the appropria-
tions made for this period would be enough to carry the
school through until 1919, but the cost of everything
having increased so much since then until the amount,
though 25% more generous than former appropriations,
has proven to be wholly inadequate to provide for the
school as it should be.
The Boys' Industrial School needs an administration
building on each side, one or two additional cottages for











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the white boys and one or' two for the. colored boys.,.'A
receiving hospital for each side where the boys can be
isolated and taken care of when they come into the in-
stitution and given attention, in case of sickness. The
appropriations should be considerably increased so that
the best and most capable persons can be put in charge,
which is now impossible with the amount given the insti-
tution at the.present time. To put this school upon a
firm basis and within keeping with the times and prog-
ress of the State, this board recommends appropriations
be made for salaries as follows:
For superintendent per annum ....................................... $2,500.00
Assistant superintendent and farmer, per an-
num ....................................................... ..................... 1,200.00
Bookkeeper, per annum ....................... .. ................. 1,000.00
Physician, per annum ............................ .............. 500.00
Two nurses, per annum ...:.............................................. 1,800.00
Two teachers for white boys, per annum ............ 1,800.00
Three teachers for colored boys, per annum...... 1,800.00
Dietitian and chef, per annum .................................... 1,200.00
Three vocational teachers, per annum .................. 3,600.00
Two guards for white boys, per annum.................. 1,200.00
Four guards for colored boys, per annum............ 2,000.00
Five m atrons, per annum ............................................... .. 3,600.00
Two cooks, per annum ......................... .................. 1,200.00
Other help, per annum ................................. ...................... 1,600.00

$25,000 03
Appropriations for maintenance should-be upon a basis
of attendance, say fifteen dollars per month each, be.
cause where the attendance is increased and it is grow
ing larger and larger all the time, the per capital amount
is, of course, correspondingly reduced. Put upon this
basis this board will then be in a position to place the
school upon a plane which will be a credit to the State.
Owing to the health conditions caused by the influenza,
as above stated, this board stopped receiving inmates
at the school until the disease could be stamped out.
At present we have only a few cases of influenza, and
these are convalescing. As soon as the board is satisfied
that there is no longer any danger from influenza, the
school will be reopened and the public notified.
This school is now in charge of a temporary superin











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tpndent until a permanent officer can be selected for this
place.
This board will be glad to have your Honorable ,Bo.ly
visit the school or send a committee of your members
to do so and make a thorough investigation into the
affairs of the institution, with such recommendations as
they may deem advisable.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
VAN C. SWEARINGEN,
Attorney General.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
J. C. LUNING,
Treasurer.
W. N. SHEATS,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
W. A. M'RAE,
Commissioner of Agriculture

Mr. Fort of Marion moved that the report of the Board
of State Institutions be spread upon the Journal.
Which was agreed to.
The above report was ordered spread upon the Journol
and then referred to the Committee on State Institu-
tions.

The following message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, November 27th, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Capitol.
Sir:
In sending my message to the House and Senate, con-
cerning the Automobile License Tax, it has been called
to my attention by one of the committee that I did. no
include in said message the matter of taxing fire engines,
Government trucks, motor trucks engaged in carrying
children to school and iron-tired trailers running over











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the roads behind rubber-tired trucks, and also the age
limit of chauffeurs.
In order, therefore, that free and full discussion of
this entire Act may be had before both houses, I hereby
include in this subsequent message the above important
named subject, or any other subject included in said
bill.
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS.
Governor.
The Speaker referred the above message to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation.

The following communication was read:
Florida State College for Women,
Office of the President,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 29th, 191.8.
Hon. Geo. Wilder,
Speaker of the House,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Dear Mr. Wilder:
The College for Women extends a cordial invitation
to the members of the House of Representatives to take
dinner with the students in the college dining room Sun-
day at 1:30 p. m. If the members of the House can honor
us by accepting this invitation,' would it be possible to
secure a list of the names of all those who can come that
we may know how many plates to lay?
Very sincerely yours,
E. CONRAD I.
President.
Mr. Waybright moved that the above invitation be ac-
cepted.
Mr. Green moved that Mr. Waybright's motion be
amended as follows:
That the invitation be accepted and that the pages
find out the number of members that intend to at*cud
and report same.
Which was accepted by Mr. Waybright.
The motion as amended was.agreed to.
Mr. Marshall moved that the House request a reason
why the flag had not been raised over the Capitol Build-
ing while the Legislature is in session.
Which was agreed to.











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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Barber, Chairman of the Committee on Engr:.ssed
Bills, submitted the following report:
House .of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 27, ItLtS.
Hon. Geo. H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred, after third reading-
House Bill No. 2:
An Act regulating the transportation of irtoxicating
liquors into counties or precincts of this State where
the sale of intoxicating liquors are prohibited ind pro-
viding rules of evidence and a penalty for violation of
this act.
Begs leave to report, that having carefully read said
bill, finds same correctly engrossed, and respectfully re-
turns same for transmission to the Senate.
Very respectfully,
C. F. BARBER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 2, contained in above report, was
certified to the Senate.

The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 27th, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
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. 1:
A Bill to be entitled An Act regulating the payment
of the per diem and mileage and expenses of members
of the Legislature and the per diem of employees of the
Legislature.
With the following Senate amendment thereto:
Make new Section 3. The sum of ten thousand dol-
lars, or so much thereof as is necessary, is hereby appro-
priated out of the General Revenue Fund to carry out
and cover the expenditures provided under this act.












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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
The amendment to House Bill No. 1, contained in
the above message, was read and upon motion of Mr.
Green the House concurred in the Senate amendment,
and House Bill No. 1 was referred to the Committee on
Enrolled Bills.

The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 27th, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed the follow-
ing bills by the constitutional two-thirds majority, the
veto of the 'Governor to the contrary notwithstanding-
to-wit:
An Act to amend the charter of the City of Cocoa,
Florida, relating to the qualification of electors.
"An Act for the relief of B. B. Johnson, County Judge
of Hamilton County, Florida, for loss of fees during his
suspension from office."
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
municipal elections to be held in the municipality of the
City of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida."
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
all municipal elections, to be held in and for the Munici-
pality of the City of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida."
"An Act for the relief of J. H. Patterson, former Coun-
ty Commissioner of the Fifth County Commissioner's Dis-
trict of Duval County, Florida, for loss of compensation
during his suspension from said office."
"An Act to adjust the claims of the City of Miami and
the Florida East Coast Railway Company to lands in
said city and in the waterfront thereof; to authorize the
said city to convey as a part of said adjustment lands in
the park strip lying along Biscayne Bay and water and
submerged and filled lands in said waterfront; and as a
part of said adjustment to make a grant by the State of












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Florida to the said parties of water and'submerged and
filled lands."
"An Act to establish the municipality of the town of
Aurentia under the commission system of municipal gov-
ernment and to prescribe its jurisdiction and powers; and
granting equal political rights to men and women in the
town elections and affairs."
"An Act to organize a municipal government for the
City of Vero, in the County of St. Lucie, of the State of
Florida, and to provide for its jurisdiction and govern-
ment."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.

The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johfnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 551,
which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Cocoa,
Florida, relating to the qualifications of electors."
My objection to this Bill is as follows:
The proposed Bill has for its purpose to extend the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of this
State. This section of the Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Constitution
is limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of
the Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am of
the view that, until the Constitution is amended such limi-
tation of qualified electors should control all elections,
both State, county and city.












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I think, therefore, that the proposed Bill should not
become a law, and I withhold my approval, from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full, and upon the call of the roll upon the pas-
sage of the Bill the veto of the Governor, to the contrary
notwithstanding, the vote was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbett,
Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Epperson, Ernest, Fort, Futch
(Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Glazier, Green, Hardin,
Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow,
Marshall, Mathis, Merchant, Moore (Franklin), Moore
(Wakulla), McCrary, McRae, Phillips, Roebuck, Sams,
Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade,
Watson, Waybright, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams
(Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff
(Orange) -57.
So the Bill failed to pass.

The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I
return you herewith without my approval Senate Bill
No. 623, which originated in the Senate:
"An Act for the relief of B. B. Johnson, County Judge
of Hamilton County, Florida, for loss of fees during his
suspension from said office."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
I think that the conclusion of the Senate by rein-
stating B. B. Johnson to office was not based upon a
proper and consistent consideration of the charges, speci-
fications and testimony.











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I, therefore, think it best that I,should withhold my
approval:from, the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full.
Upon the call of the roll upon the passage of the bill,
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan,
Bunker, Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Cor-
bett, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Epperson, Ernest, Folks,
Fort, Futch (Alachua), Gates, Green, Harris, Hinely,
Jarman, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marshall, Mathis, Mer-
chant, Moody, Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, :McLeran,
McRae, Parrish, Phillips, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs,
Small, Stokes, Strom,. Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade,
Watson, Waybright, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams
(Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff
(Orange) -56.
Nays-Messrs. Futch (Lake), Glazier-2.
So the Bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds
vote.
The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I re-
turn you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No.
455, which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to prescribe the qualification of electors in
municipal elections to be held in the municipality of the
City of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
The proposed bill has for its purpose to extend the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of this













State. This Section of the Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Constitution
is limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of
the Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am
of the view that such limitation of qualified electors
should control ill elections, both State, county and
city, until the Constitution is amended.
I think, therefore, that the proposed bill should not
become a law and I withhold my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full.
Upon the call of the roll upon the passage of the bill,
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstand-
in-. the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Bunker,
Caro, Corbett, DeGroves, Dillard, Epperson, Ernest,
Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Glazier,
Green, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jarman, Jones,
Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mathis, Merchant,
Moody, Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary,
McLeran, McRae, Parrish, Phillip-, Roebuck, Sams,
S.'Eri,-r'., Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Til-
lis, Wade, Watson, Waybright ,Wicker, Williams (Leon),
Williams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco),
Woodruff (Orange)--54.
Nays-Messrs. Brooks, Busto, Campbell, Carroll,
Coats, Cochran, Deas, Gates, Wicker-9.
So the Bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds
vote.
Mr. Roebuck of Columbia sends up the following ex-
planation of his vote:
S vote yea only because it is a local measure backed
by the Representatives and Senator from Volusia Coun-
ty and not because I am in favor of the measure, es-
pecially that part of the bill attempting to grant woman
suffrage.
Mr. Green offered the following explanation of his
vote:
I vote aye because this bill has the endorsement of the
entire Volusia County delegation. I think local mat-
ters should be settled locally.
5-H.













The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I re-
turn herewith without my approval Senate Bill No.
533, which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to prescribe the qualifications of electors in
all municipal elections, to be held in and for the Munici-
pality of the City of Daytona, Volusia County, Florida."
My objection to this bill is as follows:
The proposed bill has for its purpose to extend the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated and provided
for by Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of this
State. This Section of the Constitution provides that
qualified electors at all elections under the Cnslitutiont
are limited to male persons. The spirit and purpose of
the Constitution is that laws shall be uniform. I am of
the view that such limitation of qualified electors 'should
control all elections, both State, county and city until
the Constitution is amended.
I thilik, therefore, that the proposed bill should not
become a law and I withhold my approval from the
bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full.
Upon the call of the roll upon the passage of the bill,
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstand-
ing, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Bunker,
Caro, Corbett, Deas, DeGroves, -Dillard, Epperson, Er-
nest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gla-
zier, Green, Hardin, Harris, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite,
Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Mathis, Merchant, Moody,
Moore (Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLe-











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ran, McRae, Parrish, Phillips, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs,
Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade,
Watson, Waybright, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk),
Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange)
-53.
Nays-Messrs. Brooks, Busto, Carroll, Coats, Cochran,
Gates, Wicker-7.
So the Bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds
vote.

The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 613,
which originated in the Senate:
"An Act for the relief of J. H. Patterson, former
County Commissioner of the Fifth County Commissioner's
District of Duval County, Florida, for loss of compensa-
tion during his suspension from said office."
My objection to the Bill is as follows:
I think that the conclusion of the Senate by reinstating
J. H. Patterson to office was not based upon a proper and
consistent consideration of the charges, specifications and
testimony.
I, therefore, think it best that I should withhold my
approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The Bill accompanying the above veto message was
read in full.
Upon the call of the roll upon the passage of the Bill,
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan,
Bunker, Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Cor-
bett, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Ernest, Fort,













Futch (Alachua), Gates, Green, Hardin, Harris,
Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Mar:
shall, Mathis, Merchant, Moody, Moore (Wakulla), Mc-
Crary, McLeran, McRae, Parrish, Roebuck, Sams,
Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis,
Wade, Watson, Waybright, Wicker, Williams (Leon),
Williams (Polk), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco)),
Woodruff (Orange)-56.
Nays-Messrs. Epperson, Folk, Futch (Lake), Glazier,
Phillips-5.
So the Bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds
vote.

The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 9th, 1917.
Hon. J. B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28, Article
III of the Constitution of Florida, I return you herewith
without my approval Senate Bill No. 387, which origi-
nated in the Senate:
"An Act to adjust the claims of the City of Miami and
the Florida East Coast Railway Company to lands in said
city and in the waterfront thereof; to authorize the said
city to convey as a part of said adjustment lands in the
Park Strip lying along Biscayne Bay and water and
submerged and filled lands, and said water front; and as
a part of said adjustment to make a grant by the State
of Florida to the said parties of water and submerged
and filled lands."
My objections to this Bill are as follows:
Sections 1 and 2 of the Bill grant without compensa-
tion certain rights of the State of Florida.
Riparian rights are, as they should be, now regulated
by General Law and not be dependent upon local statutes.
This being true, I think it best that I should withhold
my approval from the Bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.











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'The Bill accompanying the above veto message was read
in full.
Upon the call of the roll upon the passage of the bill
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan,
Bunker, Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Coch-
ran, Corbett, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson,
Ernest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake),
Gates, Glazier, Green, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Keen, Kite,
Marshall, Mathis, Merchant, Moody, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Parrish,
Phillips, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom,
Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright,
Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson
(Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange)-59,
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds
vote.
The following veto message was read:
State of Florida,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, June 8th, 1917.
Hon. J, B. Johnson,
President of the Senate,
Capitol.
Sir:
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 28 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I return
you herewith without my approval Senate Bill No. 511,
which originated in the Senate:
"An Act to establish the Municipality of the town
of Aurentia under the commission system of Municipal
government and to prescribe its jurisdiction and pow-
ers; and granting equal political rights to men and
women in the town elections and affairs."
My objections to this bill are as follows:
Sections 3 and 6 expressly exclude the right of the
town authorities to levy and collect taxes.
Section 7 and other provisions of the bill extends the
right of suffrage beyond that contemplated by the provi-
sions of the State Constitution. Section 1 of Article
VI of the Constitution provides that qualified electors











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at all elections under the Constitution is limited to male
persons. The spirit and purpose of the Constitution is
that laws shall be uniform. I am of the view that un-
til the Constitution is amended such limitation of: qual-
ified electors should control all elections,. both State,
county and city.
Section 26 also contains an extension of riparian
rights, which is and should be controlled by General
Statutes.
Section 32 limits the liability of the town for any
"debt or damage in excess of the cash which may be
at the time in the town treasury." Such liability should
not be limited to the amount of cash which may be at
the time in the town treasury which limitation would
be both unnecessary and inconvenient for the proper ad-
ministration of the town government.
The General Statutes governing cities and towns af-
fords a better system of control than this bill.
I, therefore, withhold my approval from the bill.
Yours respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above veto message .was
read in full.
Upon the call of the roll upon the passage of the bill,
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstand-
ing, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bryan, Campbell, Caro,
Carroll, Cochran, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Er-
nest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gla-
zier. Green, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jones, Marlow, Mar-
shall, Mathis, Mays, Merchant, Moody, Moore (Wakul-
la), McCrary, McLeran; McRae, Parrish, Phillips, Roe-
buck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom, Surrency,
Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright, Wicker,
Williams (Leon), Wilson (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco),
Woodruff (Orange)-50.
Nays-Messrs. Barber. Brooks, Bunker, Busto, Cor-
bett, Epperson, Keen, Kite-8.
So. the Bill passed by the constitutional two-thirds
vote.











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











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streets of the city without referring the same to the
property owners to be affected.
This being true, I deem it best to withhold my ap-
proval from the Act, and I, therefore, return you here-
with the same.
Yours 'respectfully,
SIDNEY J. CATTS,
Governor.
The bill accompanying the above veto message was read
in full.
Mr. Lewis moved that the further consideration of the
above message be deferred until the representative of
St. Lucie County was present.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Bryan, Chairman of the Committee on Temperance,
moved that the committee be authorized to have 500
copies of a certain bill they have prepared printed and
distributed.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Green of Bradford moved that the rules be waived
for the purpose of taking up messages from the Governor.
Which was agreed toby a two-thirds vote.

The following message was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Executive Chamber,
Tallahassee, November 29, 1918.
IHon,. Geo. H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House,
Capitol.
Sir:
As the. Legislature was called for the enacting of such
laws as will be of benefit to the people of the State, and
in the interest of economy without curtailing efficiency,
and as the adoption of the Prohibition Amendment will
deprive the State of a large revenue, heretofore derived
from these licenses, and this deficiency must be made up
by additional taxation, thereby increasing the State mill-
age, or the curtailment of expenses in the exercise of
economy in the administration of the State's business.
The United States Government having taken over the
railroads, telephones ,and express companies, and under
the Aet of Congress, said companies may not be returned
to' private ownership until- twenty-one months after a











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Treaty of Peace has been signed, thus taking over and
depriving the Railroad Commission of absolutely any
power to exercise the function for which they were created
during that time, assuming that it will be at least two
years before the railroads, telegraphs, and express com-
panies are returned to their owners.
By the repealing of the laws creating the Railroad Com-
mission of this State, will bring a saving to the tax-payers
of about $70,000.00 for such period. The last Legislature
passed an Act abolishing the Act creating a Tax Commis-
sion. At that time the Governor was of the opinion that
such repeal was unwise, but circumstances and conditions
have now forced the Governor to the conclusion that un-
der the present circumstances the repeal of the law creat-
ing the Tax Commission would now be wise, and would
be advantageous to an economical administration of the
State's business as above mentioned.
The repeal of the law creating the Tax Commission will
mean a saving to the tax-payers of this State of about
$15,000.00 per year. The Governor, therefore, recommends
the passage of a law repealing the Railroad Commission
and the Tax Commission.
Attention is called to the fact that in the event occa-
sion should arise that the re-enactment of laws creating
the Railroad Commission becomes necessary after they
have been returned to their owners, this can be done.
Respectfully,
SIDNEY J. OATTS,
Governor.
The above message was ordered referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
Upon the request of Mr. Watson of Dade, the courtesies
of the floor were extended to Miss Sue Pope, official
correspondent of the Daily Miami Metropolis during the
balance of the session.
Upon the request of Mr. Busto of Monroe County, the
courtesies of the floor were extended to Hon. Arthur
Gomez, a former Representative from Monroe County,
during his stay in the city.
UpT:on the request of Edgar W. Waybright of Duval
County, the courtesies of the floor were extended to Hon.
W. J. Findley of South Jacksonville, Fla., during his stay
in the city.
Upon the request of Mr. Phillips, the courtesies of the











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floor were extended to Judge C. A. Boswell of Polk
County during his stay in the city.
Upon the request of Edgar W. Waybright of Duval
County, the courtesies of the floor were extended to Hon.
A. D. McNeil, State's Attorney of the Fourth Judicial
Circuit.
By the Committee on Finance and Taxation-
House Bill No. 3:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6 of
Chapter 7275, Laws of 1917, entitled An Act to license
and regulate the running of motor vehicles on the pub-
lic roads and highways and to provide for the registra-
tion thereof; to fix the amount of annual license to be
paid in the State Treasury; to provide for the distribu-
tion among the several counties of the fund thus created
and the expenditure of same on State and county roads
and bridges; to amend Chapter 5437, Acts of 1905,
entitled "An Act regulating the running of automobiles
or motor vehicles on the public roads or highways in
the State of Florida;" and also to amend Chapter 6881
of the Acts of 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter
6212 of the Acts of the Legislature of 1911, same being
entitled "An Act to license automobiles and other motor
driven vehicles, using the public roads or highways of
the State of Florida, either' for hire or otherwise."
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 3 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a'two-thirds vote.
Mr. Bryan of Osceola offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 3:
Make series B read 30 horsepower or less $5.00.
Mr. Bryan moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Hinely moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Woodruff of Orange County offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 3:
In Section 6 strike out motor vehicles having been
licensed in any other State of the United 'States shall
be subject to the provisions of this act after such motor
vehicles have been in the State for a period of thirty (30)
days.











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Mr. Woodruff moved the. adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Busto moved that the' amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the
amendment.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Fort of Marion County moved that action on the
bill reported by the Committee on Finance and Taxation
be made a special order for Monday evening, and that
the committee be instructed to have 150 copies of the
bill printed and distributed.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Glazier of Manatee County offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 3:
Add provided, however, that a half year's license may
be charged and collected for the last six months of the
license year if the owner of the vehicle shall have owned
and operated the same more than sixty days in the coun-
ty in which he resides..
Mr. Glazier moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending the above amendment-
Mr. Waybright moved that the House adjourn.
Which was agreed to.



AFTERNOON SESSION
3 O'CLOCK:

The Speaker called the House to order at 3 o'clock p. m.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
SMr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber,, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Corbett,
Crews,, Deas, DeGrove, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Ernest,
Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gil-
lis, Glazier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hart,
Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Ma-
.his, Mays, Merchant, Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry,
Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Stokes, Strom,
Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson; Waybright, Wea-











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ver, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson
(Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff
(Seminole)-71.'
A quorum present.
Mr. Green moved that Mr. Small be excused from the
afternoon session because of urgent business.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Phillips of Columbia moved that the House waive
the rules for the purpose of introducing House Resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr Phillips of Columbia:
House Resolution No. 9:
Be it Resolved by the Legislature, That in the interest
of further economy to the State of Florida the Governor
is hereby requested to submit a message to this body look-
ing toward the abolishment of the State Hotel Commis-
sioner, the Rural and High School Commissioners, and
the State Teachers Examining Board.
Mr. Phillips moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Mr. Green offered the following amendment to House Res-
olution No,. 9
Strike out so much thereof as pertains to schools.
Mr. Green moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was ordered.
The roll being called, the vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker, Busto,
Carroll, Coats, Corbett, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Ernest,
Folks, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates, Gillis,
Glazier, Green, Harris, Hinely, Kite, Marshall, Merchant,
Moody, Moore (Franklin), MeLeran, McRae, Perry, Ray,
Scruggs, Stokes, Strom, Tilghman; Wade, Waybright,
Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson
(Gadsden), Woodruff (Orange)--41.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Campbell, Caro, Cochran,
Deas, Fort, Hardin, Jones, Keen, Lewis, Mays, Moore,
(Wakulla}, McCrary, Phillps, Roebuck, Sams, Surrency,
Tillis, Weaver, Wilson (Pasco), W:.'.lritt' (Seminole)-21.
21.
So the amendment to the Resolution was adopted.
Mr. Phillips asked permission to withdraw House
Resolution No. 9.
WhIiich was granted.











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Mr. Miller of Duval was excused from the afterniooi
session because of urgent business.
Upon the request of Mr. Glazier of Manatee County,
he was excused because of urgent business before the
Senate.
Mr. Williams of Leon County moved that the rules be
waived for the purpose of introducing a bill.
Which was not agreed to.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. John M. Keen, Chairman of the Committee on En-
rolled Bills, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 29th, 1918.
Hon. George H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
(House Bill No. 1.)
An Act regulating the payment of the per diem and
mileage and expenses of members of the Legislature and
the per diem of employees of the Legislature.
Have carefully examined the same and find it cor-
rectly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
JOHN M. KEEN,
Chairman of Committee.
The Act contained in the above report was referred to
the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following committee report was read:
Tallahassee, November 29, 1918.
Hon. J. B. Jo-hnson,
President of the Senate;
Hon. Geo. H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House.
Sirs:
Your Joint Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation,
to whom was referred the Governor's message, recom-
mending the repeal of the law providing for the Tax
Commission, beg leave to report that we have had same











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under consideration and herewith submit a. bill provid-
ing for the repeal of the Tax Commission law.
Respectfully submitted,
W. A. MacWILLIAMS,
Chairman Joint Committee.
LINCOLN HULLEY,
R. H. ROWE,
W. H. MALONE.
On Part of Senate.
MURRAY SAMS,
Secretary Joint Committee.
S. A. HINELY,
S W. J. DEAS,
N. J. WICKER,
On Part of House.
Mr. Sams moved that the, rules be waived and the bill
accompanying the above report be read.
Which was not agreed to.
The House took up the further consideration of the
following amendment to House Bill No. 3:
Provided, however, that a half year's license may be
charged and collected for the last six months of the
license year if the owner of the vehicle shall have owned
and operated the same more than sixty days in the coun-
ty in which he resides.
Mr. Glazier asked permission to withdraw the amend-
ment.
Which was granted.
The Committee on Finance and Taxation offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 3:
Strike out the figures $100.00 after the words "automo-
biles of more than 60 hp." and insert in lieu thereof the
following: $30.00.
Mr. Gillis moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
The Committee on Finance and Taxation offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 3:
Add at end of Series E, "Any type of automobile seating
ten or more passengers $100.00."
Mr. Gillis moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Green, Speaker pro tem, in the chair.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived, and











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that House Bill No. 3 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. 3 was read a third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Bunker, Caro, Coats,
Cochran, Corbett, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson, Er-
nest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates,
Gillij, Glazier, Green, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely,
Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall, Moore
(Franklin), Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, Mc-
Rae, Perry, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Scruggs, Stokes, Sur-
rency, Tilghman, Wade, Watson, Waybright, Weaver,
Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wilson (Pas-
co), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff (Seminole)-52.
Nays--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Brooks, Busto, Campbell,
Carroll, Deas, Mathis, Mays, Merchant, Moody, Sams,
Strom, Tillis, Wilson (Gadsden)-14.
So the Bill passed, title a' stated.
I vote No because it seems like double taxation and
imposition on auto owners. D. H. MAYS.
Mr. John M. Keen, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report: ,
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., November 29, 1918.
Hon. Geo. H. Wilder,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your .Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom
was referred-
(House Bill No. 1.)
An Act regulating the payment of the per diem and
mileage and expenses of members of the Legislature and
the per diem of employees of the Legislature.
Have carefully examined the same and find it cor-
rectly enrolled and present it to the House of Repre-
sentatives for the signatures of the Speaker and Chief
Clerk thereof.
"Very respectfully,
JOHN M. KEEN,
Chairman of Committee.










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The Speaker announced that he was about to sign-
(House Bill No. 1.)
An Act regulating the payment of the per diem and
mileage and expenses of members of the Legislature
and the per diem of employees of the Legislature.
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 Com-
mittee on Enrolled Bills, to convey to the Senate, for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
Upon the request of Mr. Moore of Wakulla, the
courtesies of the floor were extended to Hon. H. N.
Walker of Crawfordville, Fla.
Mr. Corbett moved that the House adjourn.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas County moved as a substitute
motion that the House take a recess until 8 o'clock to-
night.
W'hiw' was agreed to.



EVENING SESSION,
8 O'CLOCK.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll was called and the following members an-
swered to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Coats, Cochran, Cor-
bett, Crews, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson,
Ernest, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake),
Gates, Gillis, Glazier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris,
Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Mar-
shall, Mathis, Merchant, Moody, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McRae, Perry, Phillips,
Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Small, Stokes, Strom,
Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright,
Weaver, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk),
Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff (Semi-
nole) -67.
A quorum present.
Upon motion of Mr. Green, the Chief Clerk, Mr. Kel-











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lum, was excused for the evening on account of ill-
ness.
Upon motion of Mr. Wilson of Pasco, Mr. Green
was permitted to serve as Clerk for the evening ses-
sion.
Upon motion of Mr. Folks of Marion County, the pages.
were excused for the evening.
Mr. Sams moved that the rules be waived for the
purpose of introducing a committee bill.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon the following Bill was introduced -
By Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation-
House Bill No. 4:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the State Tax
Commission and to repeal Chapter 6500 of the Laws of
Florida ,approved June 7, 1913; to provide for the dispo-
sition of all property, books and records of said com-
mission, and to repeal all laws in conflict with the pro-
visions of this Act.
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Sams moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 4 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 4 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryan of Osceola County offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 4:
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Bryan moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call being ordered upon the adoption of the
amendment, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker. Messrs. Barber, Bryan, Campbell,
Caro, Carroll, Futch (Alachua), 'Gillis, Marshall, Perry,
Wade, Waybright, Weaver, Wicker, Williams (Leon)-
14.
Nays-Messrs. Brooks, Bunker, Busto, Coats, Cochran,
Corbett, Crews, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Epperson,
Folks. Fort, Futch (Lake), Glazier, Green, Hardin, Har-
ris. Hart, Hinely, Jones, Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow,
Mathis. Merchant, Moody, Moore (Wakulla), McCrary,
McRae, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs. Stokes,
Strom. Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Watson, Williams
6-H.











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(Polk), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff
(Seminole) -48.
So the amendment failed to be adopted.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived,
and that House Bill No. 4 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. 4 was read a third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the Bill, the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bunker,
Busto, Coats, Cochran, Crews, Deas, Dillard, Edge, Ep-
person, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake),
Glazier, Green, Hardin, Harris, Hart, Hinely, Jones,
Keen, Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Mathis, Moody, Moore (Wa-
kulla), McCrary, McRae, Perry, Phillips, Ray, Roebuck,
Sams, Scruggs, Stokes, Strom, Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis,
Watson, Weaver, Wilson, Woodruff (Orange), Woodruff
(Seminole) -47.
Nays-Messrs. Bryan, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cor-
bett, DeGroves, Ernest, Gillis, Hamblin, Marshall, Mer-
chant, Moore (Franklin), Wade, Waybright, Wicker,
Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk)-17.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Merchant offered the following explanation of his
vote on the above bill:
I voted No because I was not prepared to condemn
the Tax Commission without giving them a hearing, and
this was what I would have been doing had I voted
yea.
Mr. Barber moved to reconsider the vote by which House
Bill No. 4 passed.
The consideration of which went over under the rules un-
til tomorrow.
Mr. Edge moved that the rules be waived and that the
motion as made by Mr. Barber to reconsider the vote
by which House Bill No. 4 was passed be now reconsidered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question then was upon the motion as made by Mr.
Barber.
Mr. Strom moved that the motion as made by Mr.
Barber be laid on'the table.
Which was agreed to.
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of the floor were extended to Hon. John A. Moor, Superin-
tendent of S,.il..,.l. of Polk County.
Upon the request of Mr. Bunker, the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Mr. Jules IA. Burguieres of Westt Palm
Beach, while in the city.
Upon motion of Mr. Ernest, the House adjourned until
tomorrow at 9 o'clock- a. m.



Saturday, November 30, 1918.

The House was called to order by the Speaker at nine
o'clock a. m.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Barber, Brooks, Bryan, Bunker,
Busto, Campbell, Caro, Carroll, Cochran, Corbett, Crews,
Dawson, Deas, DeGroves, Dillard, Edge, Eppersan, Ern-
est, Folks, Fort, Futch (Alachua), Futch (Lake), Gates.
Gillis, Glazier, Green, Hamblin, Hardin, Harris, Hart,
1Hinely, Jones, Keen, 4Kite, Lewis, Marlow, Marshall,
Mathis, Merchant, Miller, Moody, Moore (Franklin),
Moore (Wakulla), McCrary, McLeran, McRae, Perry.
Phillips, Ray, Roebuck, Sams, Scruggs, Stokes, Strom,
Surrency, Tilghman, Tillis, Wade, Watson, Waybright,
Weaver, Wicker, Williams (Leon), Williams (Polk), Wil-
son (Gadsden), Wilson (Pasco), Woodruff (Orange),
Woodruff (Seminole)--70.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Mr. M. L. Dawson, of Hernando County, came forward
and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitu-
tion, same being administered by Hon. A. S. Crews,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large.
Mr. Miller moved that the rules be waived for the pur-
pose of submitting a report.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
SThe following report was read:
To the Senate and House of Repr6eentatives Now Assem-
bled at Tallahassee, Fla.:
The undersigned committee having been duly appointed
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to visit the Reform School at Marianna and report their
findings as early as possible to this Legislature beg leave
to submit the following report:
We reached Marianna on the night of the 27th of No-
vember, 1918, and on the morning of November the 28th
we visited this institution. Upon arrival there we sought
out the acting superintendent, and, accompanied by him,
we visited first Cottage No. 1 for white boys. which is a
substantial two-story brick building in good condition.
In this building we found on the first floor three sick boys,
their troubles we did not learn, their condition was un-
tidy and apparently uncomfortable; this is one of the
buildings in which influenza had prevailed and the beds
upon which these three patients were are the same as
those that are hereinafter described. Upon further exam-
ination of this building we found it in a very unsanitary
condition. The floor apparently had not been scrubbed
in weeks. We found the mattresses wet and very dirty
and uneven from wear and bed linen very untidy after
being made up for the day and did not appear to have
ever been laundered. The flush closets were not in work-
ing order, many of them in filthy condition.
We found the basement of this building sopping wet,
due to carelessness and lack of discipline, the water and
trash on the floor presented a deplorable condition. We
found also the basement furnace out of commission, and
showed that no attempt was made to care for it, and
no heat in this building and no way to provide it.
We next visited the second floor used as a dormitory;
we found a well-lighted room and beds well arranged, but
in a deplorable condition, the mattresses and linen almost
beyond comprehension; the floor dirty and apparently
had not been scrubbed for weeks. One of the drinking
fountains was out of commission, the key being lost; an-
other one dirty, unfit for use and the linen closets in dis-
order, blankets having been thrown in carelessly, some
kind of white powder thrown around and appeared that
no attempt was made to have it in order. We found
the numerous radiators in this room nearly covered with
tobacco spit, apparently done by the boys.
We next visited Cottage No. 2 for white boys and found
it in practically the same condition, except that the read-
ing and recreation room was in good order, but no sign











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rhiit they had been used in weeks or months and nothing
there for them to read.
We next visited what is reported as the Hospital, which
is about 300 feet to the rear of Cottage No. 1. This is a
small wooden building, formerly a tenant house, covered
with paper roofing and leaky. We found one window
down from the top and one bed wet from rain. The
mattresses on these beds are torn, full of knots and
beyond description, the springs sagging and broken. It
contains one room for cots and will not hold over four,
it is not now in use and apparently not used for some
time.
We next visited what is called the Cement House, which
is a small room and contains about ninety boxes of tin
shingles, containing one square to the box, two No. 10
Remington Typewriters, ruined, nine cast-off iron beds
and a number of bags of cement, three barrels of slacked
lime, all ruined. This house showed that no use was.
made of it.
We next visited the barn, which we found in a very
dilapidated condition, no care being taken of it and many
things of value going to waste, no care being taken of
vehicles or anything else, corn thrown in the barn with
no care and trash all over the grounds. Near this barn
we found a brick cow barn in process of construction,
nothing done to it for some time, two silos being incom-
plete and one completeand reported to be filled.
We next visited the carpenter's shop, which is a small
one-story wooden building rudely constructed, and in
this is the boys' band room in good condition. The
band consists of approximately twenty pieces, which is
now without a leader, the instruments are valuable and
seem to be well cared for. In this building is a small
room which the boys use as a barber shop. In this part
of the ground is the water tower, which appears to be in
good condition.
We next visited the smoke house, which is a very
rudely constructed room about twenty by thirty feet.
We found there several barrels of syrup, being about
twelve barrels (60 gallons each) and thirteen barrels (30
gallons each), some of which the heads were knocked out,
no cover over them and none there to put over them, and
tin measures sitting around. Upon inquiry we were told
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from the barrels from time, to time as needed. This build-
ing is rudely constructed and not screened. In this rooi
were stored eight sacks of meal and grits on the cement
floor, reported to be just brought in. and about .twelve
sacks in the corner, ruined. The contents of the above
enumerated. barrels of syrup we. have no way of knowing,
butit was reported.to us to be syrup. ;Also in this room
were four tierces and three half tierces of lard.
We next visited the place called the Bakery. We found
four boys baking bread, these boys were untidy, the tables,
pans' and everything in there dirty, greasy and in un-
sanitary condition, and not attempted to be screened.
The bread was made off into loaves of one pound each
and issued in capacity of 140 loaves per day.
We next visited the Dry Goods Store. Here we found
a large quantity of sheeting, both bleached and unbleached,
khaki cloth, many pairs of cotton socks, 156 fleece-lined
undershirts, which appeared to have been there for' some
time and not unpacked. Many pairs of discarded hose
and many blankets. All of these .goods, except blankets,
looked as if they had been stored for a great while.
We next visited the Grocery Room. We found here a
large barrel of Calumet baking powder, several cases of
same unpacked, and many loose cans, apparently 500 or
600 pounds. We also found here many boxes of soap, wash-
ing powder, cream of wheat, grapenuts, macaroni, milk
and cream, dried apples, and a large variety of eatables,
also three barrels (wood) and twenty half-barrels of flour.
The above referred to dry goods and grocery rooms are
small rooms connected except by partition with cement
and dirt floors, which appeared never to have been cleaned,
very damp and most of the things were scattered over
the floor. We were informed that several of the boys
carried' keys to' these rooms and several things had
been missing.
We next visited the Assembly Hall and School Room.
We found this unceiled, windows broken, stove dilapi-
dated, floor dirty. piano ruined, seats broken and the
piano and seats piled in a corner of the room and not
used. : .
We next called at the Administration Building, which
we found to be a brick structure, and apparently in
good shape, but no order in office and nothing that we











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could gain any information from as to the management
of the institution, except the acceptance sheets on file.
We next visited the Mess Hall. We found this to be in
fairly good condition, but not screened either in front
or rear, tables covered with oil cloth, but clean. The
boys eating out of tin pans with their hands, assisted
by a spoon, not having either knives or forks, their meats
given to them in chunks, no knife or fork. to prepare
it with. Their meal consisted of boiled rice, with fresh
pork mixed, baked sweet potatoes, bread without butter
and a tin cup of water. The officers of this institution
were dining in this hall with a much better prepared meal,
the difference of which we do not care to set forth. The
kitchen, which is in the rear of the mess hall, was in
an unsanitary condition, no screen to rear door, flies were
numerous and tables not clean, nothing appeared to be
in order, or properly cared for.
We next visited the Electric Light and Water Plant.
This we found in good condition, and upon inquiry of
the electrician at the plant, he reported that the lack of
water supply during the time of the epidemic was the
lack of help only, as the machinery was in working or-
der. Near this plant stands a steam laundry, partly con-
structed of bricks made on the place.
We then visited the colored department. Went to
the Mess Hall, where the boys were having dinner, we
found this place well ordered with about 150 boys at
dinner; their meal and the officers' meal consisted of
about the same as previously described for the white boys
and the employees of the other department.
We next visited a three-story structure nearby this build-
ing, (it is used for various purposes), the upper story.being
used as a hospital ward, all in good condition and well pre-
sided over by an efficient colored female nurse. We wish
to call special attention to one room in this building presided
over by a colored woman eleven years on duty and head of the
boys' sewing club, where colored boys are taught to operate
a sewing machine to make clothing and other articles used
at this school. We saw them operate and it was wonderful.
We went through the main building of the colored depart-
ment, we found it in fairly good condition, except for some
flush closets broken down, already condemned. .In this build-
ing we found the beds and floor in much better condition
than those for the white boys, we noted that the stairway and











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hall had been scrubbed and covered with blankets and com-
forts, which we considered extravagant waste. We found that
there was no way to heat this building, except two small
wood heaters in bad condition, with pipes broken, bent, not
secure.
We took a general survey of the grounds at both places and
ascertain that there are fire plugs but no hose and no fire
protection and no fire escapes to the building for white boys,
but fire escapes for colored boys.
We find that at this time there are about 54 white boys
and 160 colored, many of them are absolutely idle, loafing
around with no one to look after them and no system among
them and no instructor of any kind and idleness seems to be
the prevailing feature of the school. Upon inquiry we found
that there is no fire drill practiced at this institution.
On further inquiry we found that there were 266 cases of
influenza at this institution, among this number were eleven
deaths, including one white matron, five white boys and five
colored boys. This death rate compares favorably with the
mortality table of this community.
On inquiry of J. C. Vickery, Assistant Superintendent of
the Agricultural Department, we learned that this institu-
tion consists of 600 acres of land, about 500 acres under cul-
tivation, 350 of which was planted in corn, from which the
yield is estimated at 3,000 bushels, 5 acres in cotton, which
produced one bale, not disposed of, 18 acres peanuts, stacked
but not picked, 7 acres Irish potatoes, average yield of 50
bu. per acre, 18 acres of sweet potatoes, yield not stated, but
represented to be a good yield, about 8 acres in truck, but
practically nothing in the truck line growing at this time.
The live stock consists of 19 mules, 4 horses, 66 cattle, 67
meat hogs, 16 brood sows, 1 Duroc boar, 47 pigs. No sale of
any products from the farm this year except about $300.00
worth of brick. All stock, except hogs, are in only fair con-
dition, but cows not producing much milk, all of farming
implements and vehicles are in dilapidated condition and not
cared for and fences in a bad condition and roads very bad.
Mr. Vickery further stated to this Committee that during
this year 3,000 pounds of smoked red meat was ordered at
one time by the Board of State Institutions and received
here, at which time there was about 500 pounds dry salt
meat on hand. This meat was stored and the matron of the
colored department repeatedly made requisition for some of
this meat and often refused and later this meat was found to











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be spoiled and 2,000 lbs. of same was buried. And that dur-
ing the time this meat was on hand dry salt meat was occa-
sionally forwarded to this institution.
In an endeavor to acquaint, ourselves with the present
needs of this institution we inquired of Acting Superinten-
dent Hentz if requisition for food supplies for the month of
December had been made and he furnished us with .the ac-
ceptance sheet from the Board of State Institutions which
was forwarded to him a few days ago. These sheets showed
the following items:
12 barrels Rolled Oats, at 6 1-2c per lb.
10 boxes Laundry Soap.
1 barrel Royal Baking Powder, at 14c per can.
1,000 barrels Best Rice, at 9 3-4c per lb. (We are in-
formed after our arrival at the Capitol that this is an error.)
5 cases Pet Milk, $4.80 per case.
10 cases Washing Powder, $2.90 per case.
50 sacks Roasted and Ground Coffee, 18 1-2c per lb. (We
are informed after our arrival at the Capitol that this is an
error.)
12 cases Macaroni.
1 case Bon Ami.
4 cases Toilet Soap, $4.35 per case.
1,500 lbs. Rib Bellies, 30 7-8c per lb.
15 barrels Syrup, 73c per gal.
137 Mattresses, $6.50 each f. o. b. plus 5 per cent.
We beg leave to call attention to a previous statement
of this report wherein a great number of these articles
are already in abundant supply at this institution, name-
ly, syrup, lard, baking powder, washing powder, soap,
milk, and other articles.
Information was furnished to us by the nurse and the
seamstress that the boys, both white and colored, had not
had a pair of drawers the last two years until recently;
many of them were barefooted at this time and none of
the colored boys had socks to wear until recently and
that the clothing of all the boys is of the coarsest kind
and that last winter not enough cover was furnished for
keeping the boys warm and requisition was repeatedly
made for same to the Superintendent and was ignored.
We had the advantage of an interview with Dr. N. A.
Baltzell, who for eleven years has been the attending
physician for this institution. He informed us that the
deplorable conditions of this institution had existed for a











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long time and showed us a copy of a letter which he
wrote to the Board of State Institutions stating that he
had repeatedly called the Board's attention to this condi-
tion, which reports were ignored. iHe informed us that
he saw the first cases of influenza on the 7th of October,
A. D. 1918, and that he realized and warned the Super-
intendent that an epidemic was impending and prepara-
tion should be made to meet it, which was ignored, but
that on and after the 10th day of October the cases were
so numerous and of such a serious character that he
called for help to the Board of State Institutions and it
was given him from the Hospital at Chattahoochee. That
he visited the institution every day and .sometimes two
and three times day and as far as possible saw all the
sick boys and sick employees and at that time he was
overwhelmed with work in his private practice; that
considering the fact that everybody at the institution was
sick at the same time that the best was done that could
be done and that the death rate justifies this conclusion.
In view of the fact that this institution is intended as a
school for reclamation and training of our defective boys
of both colors and our observation that the institution
is in a deplorable condition and not properly doing this
great and necessary work, we feel compelled to say that
the Board of State Institutions to the best of our informa-
tion has been negligent in visiting this institution and
properly directing its conduct, such negligence having
e:.;:t:nu'1.l1 over a period of several years, and that the
Superintendent, lately removed,' was unfit for the position
he held and negligent in the discharge of his plain duties.
We recommend that the sum of twenty-five thousand
dollars ($25;000.00) be now appropriated out of any avail-
able moneys for immediate needs. That the salary of the
Superintendent be increased to twenty-five hundred dol-
lars ($2,500.00) per -year in order to better enable the
State to secure the services of a competent business man
and director, and that an assistant superintendent on a
salary of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per year be
employed to have supervision of all farming operations,
and that suitable teachers be employed to'train and edu--
cate the boys along the advanced lines for industrial
schools.
We ri.co:menn1 tjt. a small hospital for each section,
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with -emergency .. instruments and .supplies.. That the
regular pay of the attending physician be increased to
$50.00 (fifty dollars) per month. That a new building be
erected for the storing of food supplies and. dry goods,. and
a sanitary. bakery be constructed, and that all of the
buildings partly constructed be completed within a, rea-
sonable time and all of the.buildings.both in construction
and to be constructed be built..of brick which can be made
at this institution........
We further ,recommend that. this institution be placed
under the. supervision of a committee of three (3) well
informed citizens of this.State whose duty shall be to,
visit and inspect the institution regularly twice a year;
who shall be paid a reasonable per, diem and mileage for
such-services, and -whoshall be required to make a writ-
ten- report of each visit of their.findings in detail, cover-
ing the- conduct,..condition, needs and expenses of the
institution to the State -Board of Institntions, a copy of
said reports to be kept on file by them and a copy to be
filed with each session of the State Legislature.
We realize that this is not a. full' and complete report,
but not desiring to keep this session, of the Legislature
longer-than, necessary we deem that sufficient information
has been obtained by us to acquaint the Legislature
with the conditions and needs as they now exist and cause
the necessary legislation to meet the emergency.
Respectfully submitted;
W. L. HUGHLETT,
Chairman.
A. S. CREWS,
Secretary.
F. O. MILLER,
S. W. ANDERSON.
A. C. HAMLIN.
Mr. Miller moved that the above report be spread upon
the Journal and referred to the .Committee on State In-
stitutions.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Merchant moved that the rules be waived for the
purpose of amending the rules.
Which was riot agreed to.
Mr. Hinely moved that House Bill No. 4 be immediately
certified to the Senate.
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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Moore of Wakulla-
House Resolution No. 10:
Wheeras, The Honorable Nat R. Walker, now deceased,
served the State of Florida, as a member of the House
of Rperesentatives, from Wakulla County, in the session
of the Legislature held in the year 1917, and previous ses-
sions of the Legislature, and has held other positions of
honor and trust in the State of Florida; and
Whereas, It is suitable that this House of Representa-
tives express its regret at the death of a former member;
therefore, be it.
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
Speaker of the House appoint a committee of three mem-
bers to draft suitable resolutions on the death of Mr.
Walker, and that a page of the Journal of the House
be set apart for recording said resolution,, when presented
and adopted by the Hous.e
Resolved further, That a copy of said resolutions be
sent to the family of the late Honorable Nat R. Walker.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Moore of Wakulla County moved the adoption of
the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker thereupon appointed Messrs. Moore of Wa-
kulla County, Strom of Gadsden County and Lewis of
Jackson County to prepare' suitable resolutions in honor
of the said Nat R. Walker in accordance with said reso-
lution.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESO-
LUTION.
By Mr. Barber:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4.
House Concurrent Resolution memorializing the National
and State Banks of Florida that are members of the Federal
Reserve System on the subject of loans to the holders of cot-
ton.
Whereas, The cotton remaining in the hands of farmers,
merchants and ginners has reached a selling point below the
cost of profitable production; and
Whereas, Holding assistance can he obtained through the











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Federal Reserve and associate banks as appears in the at-
tached correspondence; therefore, be it
Resolved, That all National and State Banks that are
members of the Federal Reserve System are hereby requested
to lend all meritorious assistance to holders of cotton in ac-
cordance with statements set forth by the Chairman of the
Federal Reserve Bank of this district.

(Copy.)
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 27, 1918.
M. B. Welborn, Chairman,
Federal Reserve Bank,
Atlanta, Ga.
Farmers and banks this State want to hold cotton and de-
sire figures for basis for loan on short cotton middling basis
and also Sea Island cotton based on number two or extra
choice. This information for Legislature now in session.
Wire full information expense this Department.
W. A. M'RAE,
Commissioner Agriculture.

(Copy.)
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 29, 1918.
W. A. McRae,
Comr. of Agr., Tallahassee, Fla.
Replying your telegram November 27th, we rediscount far-
merss notes secured by cotton stored and insured having ma-
turity within six months from date rediscounted with us
merchants and cotton dealers notes must have maturity
ninety days. These loans of course must come through our
member banks, that is national banks and state banks that
are members of the Federal Reserve System. Impossible for
us to render this assistance to customers of state banks that
are not members. Present conditions demonstrate advisabil-
ity all eligible state banks avail themselves membership in
the system in order Federal Reserve system can render assis-
tance. Usually we require a margin of twenty per cent of
the market value of the cotton, this applies to upland and
Sea Island cotton.
AM. B. WELLBORN,
Chairman Federal Reserve Bank.
The above resolution was read the first time and went
over under the rules.