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Table of Contents
    Title Page
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    Members of House of Representatives, 1912
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    Officers and Attaches of the House of Represetatives, 1912
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    October 1912
        Tuesday, October 1
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        Wednesday, October 2
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    Pay Roll Legislature, Special Session of 1912
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    Index
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        Members of the House
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        House Bills
            Page 72
        Senate Bills in the House
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        House Resolutions
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        Unclassified Subjects in the House
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HOUSE JOURNAL



-A JOURNAL
OF THE
Proceedings of the



House of Representatives

OF THE

EXTRA SESSION
OF THE
LEGISLATURE
OF THE

State of Florida

Held Under the Constitution Adopted by the
Convention of 1885.

Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of
Tallahassee, on
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1912.


T. A. JENNINGS, SPEAKER.
J. G. KELLUM, CHIEF CLERK.



T. J. APPLEYARD, State Printer,
Tallahassee, Florida.













MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1912'



Alachua-W. W. Colson, Gainesville.
Alachua-F. H. Ellis, Bland.
Baker--J. J. Combs, Taylor.
Bradford-E. S. Matthews, Starke.
Bradford-L. D. Wall, Starke.
Brevard-R. B. Stewart, Brantley.
Calhoun-A. J. McClellan, Blountstown.
Citrus-George W. Scofield, Inverness.
Clay-J. Slater Smith, Green Cove Springs.
Columbia-I. J. Brown, Lake City.
Columbia-L. W. A: Rivers, Lake City.
Dade-J. W. Watson, Miami.
DeSoto-J. H. Brown, Bridges.
Duval-F. E. Chase, Jacksonville.
Duval-J. Turner Butler, Jacksonville.
Escambia-T. A. Jennings, Pensacola.
Escambia-Johd T. Harper, Ferry Pass.
Franklin-C. H. B. Floyd, Apalachicola.
Gadsden-J. L. Sheppard, Greensboro.
Gadsden-R. A. Gray, Havana.
Hamilton-John High, Jasper.
Hamilton-W. P. Jennings, Jennings.
Hernando-Fred L. Stringer, Brooksville.
Hillsborough-Hugh Somerville, Dunedin.
Hillsborough-R. R. Tomlin, Plant City.
Holmes-J. C. Reddick, Graceville.
Jackson-W. J. Singletary, Grandridge.
Jackson-J. H. Tidwell, Bascom.
Jefferson-J. A. McClellan, Monticello.
Jefferson-R.. B. Porter, Aucilla.
LaFayette--J. M. Gornto, Mayo.












Lake-J. A. Hanson, Leesburg.
Lake-a iJ.'G. Hateliep,. Groveland.,
Lee-Louis A. Hendry, Fort Myers.
Leon-b C. A. Cay, Tallahassee.
Leon-F. B. Winthrop, Tallahassee.
Levy-W. J. Epperson, Bronson.
Liberty-W. S. Summers, Bristol.
Madison-R. L. Millinor, Ellaville.
Madison-M. L. Leslie, Madison.
Manatee-O. K. Reaves, Bradentown.
Marion-R. B. Bullock, Ocala.
Marion-R. F. Rogers, Lynne.
Monroe-c Marcy B. Darnall, Key West.
Monroe-John M. Warren, Key West.
Nassau-Harry Goldstein, Fernandina.
Nassau-Abram E. Ogilvie, Callahan.
Orange-Samuel A. Robinson, Orlando.
Orange-Forest Lake, Sanford.
Osceola-C. S. Acree, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-George 0. Butler, West Palm Beach.
Pasco-C. P. Littell, Hudson.
Pinellas-John S. Taylor, Largo.
Polk-d J. C. Brown, Lakeland.
Polk-George R. Fortner, Pierce.
Putnam-H. S. McKenzie, Palatka.
Putnam-W. S. Middleton, Pomona.
Santa Rosa-W. A. McLeod, MJton.
Santa Rosa-T. F. West, Milton.
St. Johns-W. A. MacWilliams, St. Augustine.
St. Johns-E. A. Wilson, New Aligustine.
St. Lucie-Fred Fee, Fort Pierce.
Sumter-Glen Terrell, Webster.

a J. G. Hatcher, unexpired term of W. M. Igou.
b C. A. Cay, unexpired term of A. S. Wells.
c Marcy B. Darnell, unexpired term of Peter T. Knight.
d J. C. Brown, unexpired term of A. J. Angle.












Suwannee-W. R. Dorman, Houston.
Suwannee-J. P. Lamb, Live Oak.
Taylor-L. W. Blanton, Perry.
Volusia-James E. Cade, Seville.
Volusia-Charles Dougherty, Port Orange.
Wakulla-S. K. Causseaux, Crawfordville.
Walton-George W. Ward, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-R. L. McKenzie, Panama City.
















OFFICERS AND ATTACHES
OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1912



Chief Clerk-J. G. Kellum, of Alachua.
Assistant Chief Clerk-D. G. Rivers, of Columbia.
Bill Clerk-C. C. Epperson, of Levy.
Reading Clerk-Nat R. Walker, of Wakulla.
Assistant Reading Clerk-W. B. Lanier, of Duval.
Engrossing Clerk-Eli Futch, of Alachua.
Enrolling Clerk-Cullen W. Edwards, of Lafayette.
Recording Clerk-Chas H. Gray, of Gadsden.
Sergeant-at-Arms-L. M. Griffin, of Calhoun.
Messenger-L. A. Perkins Jr., of Leon.
Doorkeeper-T. J. Peavy, of Gadsden.
Chaplain-L. W. Lawler, of Leon.
Janitor-Eugene Hawkins, of Dade.
Assistant Janitor-R. D. Driggers, Osceola.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms-J. M. Duncan, of Hills-
borough.
Pages-Paul C. Stokley, Mt. Dora, and Uly Russell,
Tallahassee.














JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives



Of the State of Florida, at an Extraordinary Sessio'f of
* the Legislature, -convened by the following proclamation
of His Excellency the Governor, began and held at the
Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida,

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1912.

Sec. 2 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of
Florida was read, which is as follows:
The regular session of the Legislature shall be held
biennially, commencing on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in April, A. D. 1887, and on the correspond-
ing day :of every second year thereafter; but the Governor
may convene the same in extra session by his proclama-
tion. Regular sessions of the Legislature may extend to
sixty days, but no special session convened by the Gor -
ernor shall exceed twenty days. -
Sec. 8 of Article four (4) of the constitution of the
State of Florida was read, which is a'ffollows:
The Governor may, on extraordinary -ccasions, convene
the Legislature by proclamation, and shall in his procla-
mation state the purpose for which it is to be convened,
and the .Legislature when, organized shall transact no
legislative business other than that for which it .i es-
pecially. convened, or such other legislative business as the
Governor may call to its attention while in. session, except
by a two-thirds vote of each house.
The following proclamation of the Governor was read:









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PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.
SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.


.STATE, OF FLORIDA.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
To All and Singular the Senators and Members of the
House of Representatives of the State of Florida:
WHEREAS, It is considered that the interests of the
commerce and industrial development of '"tid State of
Florida demand that as soon as practicable legislation
,be enacted by the Legislature of said State for the pur-
pose of giving authority to the City of Jacksonville to
own, operate and control municipal docks and terminals;
AND.WHEREAS, It appears to be expedient and nec
essary that such authority be granted by appropriate
legislation at an earlier date than that fixed for the next
Regular Session of the Legislature;
NOW, THEREFORE, I,
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor of the State of Florida,
By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by
the Constitution, do hereby Convene the
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
In special Session, at the Capital, in Tallahassee, on
Tuesday, the First -Day of October, A. D. 1912, at 12
O'clock Meridian, to. consider and act upon legislation
to authorize and empower the City, of Jacksonville to
acquire, own, construct, equip, operate, lease and control
Municipal Docks.apnd Terminals, including railroads; to
acquire property, and; franchises for such purposes and
kindred subsidiary purposes, and to issue bonds for such
purposes, and to create certain municipal offices fdr'. the
City.of Jacksonville, and to prescribe the 'duties thereof;
to grant to the'City of Jacksonville the right tdo"widen,
extend or deepen the channel of the St. Johns'River, to
fill in, build up, have, possess, use aird own;shoals,:shal-
lows, middle grounds or flats therein;; 'to a thorize and
empower the State and. any officer or offices. thereof, to
receive,.ho ld and disburse any moneyst that: may be given









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or paid by any corporation, association or persons to pay
the expenses of said Special Session of the Legislature,
or to reimburse, the State therefore; and legislation
germane and pertinent to the above mentioned subjects.



(GREAT SEAL



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. Capital this the Seven-
teenth day of August, A. D. 1912,
and of the Independence of the
United States of America, the
one hundred and thirty-seventh'
year.
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor.
A -1-.4-



iBy me urvernor, IAttILLL
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.



Present:
Mr. Speaker.
Messrs-
Acree, of Osceola County.
Angle, of Polk County.
Blanton, of Taylor County.
Brown, of Columbia County.
Butler, of Palm Beach County.
Butler, of Duval County.
Cade, of Volusia County.
Causseaux, of Wakulla County.
Chase, of Duval County.
Colson, of Alachua Coupty.
Combs, of Baker County.
Dorman, of Suwannee County.
Dougherty, of Volusia County.
Ellis, of Alachua County.
Epperson, of Levy County.,
Fee, of St. Lucie County.
Floyd, of Franklin County.
Fortner, of Polk County.
Goldstein, of Nassau County.
GQrnto, of Lafayette ,County.



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Gray, of Gadsden County .
Hanson, of Lake County.
Harper, of Escambia County.
Hendry, of Lee County.
High, of Hamilton County.
Jennings, of Hamilton County.
Lake, of Orange County.
Lamb, of Suwannee County.
Leslie, of Madison County.
Littell, of Pasco County.
MacWilliams, of St. Johns County.
Matthews, of Bradford County.
McClellan, of Calhoun County.
McClellan, of Jefferson County.
McKenzie, of Putnam County.
McKenzie, of Washington County.
McLeod, of Santa Rosa County.
Middleton, of Putnam County.
Millinor, of Madison County.
Ogilvie, of Nassau County.
Porter, of Jefferson County.
Reaves, of Manatee County.
Rivers, of Columbia County.
Robinson, of Orange County.
Rogers, of Marion County.
Scofield, of Citrus County.
Sheppard, of Gadsden County.
Singletary, of Jackson County.
Smith, of Clay Cofnty.
Somerville, of Hillsborough County.
Stewart, of Brevard County.
Stringer, of Hernando County.
Summers, of Liberty County.
Terrell, of Sumter County.
Tidwell, of Jackson County.
Tomlin, of Hillsborough County.
Wall of Bradford County.
Ward, of Walton County.
Warren, of Monroe County.
West, of Santa Rosa County.
Wilson, of St. Johns County.
Winthrop, of Leon-62.
A quorum present.
Mr. Matthews moved that'a committee of three be









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appointed to infprm the Senate that the House was
organized and ready to proceed to business.
Which was agreed to.
.The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs.
Matthews, MacWilliams and Gray.
The committee after a brief absence returned and
reported that they had performed the duty assigned them
and asked to be discharged.
Mr. Dotigherty moved that a committee of three be
appointed to inform his Excellency, the Governor, that
the House was organized and ready to proceed to busi-
ness.
Which was agreed to.
And the Speaker thereupon appointed Messrs. Dough-
erty, Rogers and Harper as such committee, who after a
brief absence returned and reported that the committee
had performed the duty assigned them and that the Gov-
ernor would communicate with the House in writing and
asked to be discharged.
A committee from the Senate consisting of Senators
Wells, Wall and Wilson appeared at the bar of the House
and informed the House that the Senate was organized
and ready to proceed to business.
Mr. West of Santa Rosa offered the following House
Resolution No. 1:
Resolved, That the attaches of this House, selected at
the regular session of 1911, and now in attendance con-
tinue in this special session to hold the positions for
which they were each respectively selected.
Which was read.
Mr. West moved the adoption, of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The following certificates were presented by members
to fill certain vacancies:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY STATE.
I, H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of State of th.i
State of Florida, do hereby certify that C. A. Cay was
elected member of the House of RepresentativPe, State of
"Florida, from Leon County, at the Special Elec-
tion,. held on 17th day of September, A. D.
1912, having received the highest number of votes
for said office at said election, the whole number










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"of votes cast for such office was 183, of which C. A. Cay
received 183 votes, 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 Tal.
(GREAT SEAL) lahassee, the Capital, this the first
day of October, A. D. 1912.
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
Also the following:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY STATE.
I. H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby certify that John S. Taylor
was elected a member of the House of Representatives,
State of Florida, from Pinellas County, at the
Special Election held on the 17th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1912, having received the highest
number of votes for said office at said election,
the whole number of votes cast for such office was 694,
of which John S. Taylor received 386 votes, H. W. Hibbs
.received 308 votes, 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 Tal-
(GREAT SEAL) lahassee, the Capital, this the first
day of October, A. D. 1912.
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
Also the following:
STATE -OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY STATE.
I, H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of the State of
the State of Florida, do hereby certify that Marcy B.
Darnall was elected a member of the House of Represen-
tatives, State of Florida, from Monroe County,
at the Special Election, held on the 17th day
of -September, A. D. 1912, having received the
highest number of votes for said office at said elec-
tion, the whole number of votes cast for such office was
948, of which Marcy B. Darnall received 623 votes, E. E.
Ingraham received 324 votes, and Charles Knowles re-










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ceived 1 vote; 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 Tal-
(GREAT SEAL) lahassee, the Capital, this the first
day of October, A. D. 1912.
H. CLAY. CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
Also the following:
STATE OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY STATE.
I. H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby certify that J. G. Hatcher
was elected member of the House of Representatives of
the State of Florida, from Lake County, at the
Special Election, held on the 17th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1912, having received the highest
number of votes for said office at said election,
the whole number of votes cast for such office was 287,
of which J. G. Hatcher received 287 votes, .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 Tal-
(GREAT SEAL) lahassee, the Capital, this the first
day of October, A. D. 1912.
SH. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
All of the above members came forward and took the
oath of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State
of Florida before Mr.. Justice T. M. Shackleford. of the
Supreme Court of the State of. Florida.
The following:certificate was presented of the election
of J. C. Brown to the seat of A. J. Angle of P61k, which
contest was referred to the Committee on Privileges and
Elections.
STATE OF FLORIDA.
OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE.
I, H. Clay Crawford, Secretary of State, of the State of
Florida, do hereby certify that J. C. Brown was elected
member of the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, frdm Polk County, at the special elec-
tion, held on the 26th day of September, A. D.










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191L, having received, the highest number, of votes
for said office at said election, the whole .num-
ber of. votes cast. for such office was 543, of which
J. C. Brown received,468 votes.
W. E. R. Robinson received 36 votes ... ,:
C. A. Boynton received 7 votes.
M. C. Hancock -receed 3 votes.
J. L. Langhan received 1 vote.
H. L. Lanies received 1 vote.
J. A. Wilson received 1 vote.
A. J. Angle received 3 votes.
R. W. Hancock received 1 vote.
R. C. Langford received 1 vote.
J. W. Durance received 4 votes.
J. T. Prine received 1 vote.
W. G. Jones received 15 votes.
M. S. Jones received 1 vote.
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 first day
of October, A. D. 1912.
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.

The above certificate together with other papers and
information were referred to the Committee on Privileges
and Election.
Mr. Tomlin of Hillsborough moved that Mr.' Lawler be
elected to fill unexpired term of Mr. Taylor as Chaplain.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Winthrop of Leon moved that Mr: L. A. Perkins
of Tallahassee be elected to fill unexpired term of A. M.
C. Russell, Messenger.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Rogers moved that Mr. D. G. Rivers be elected to
fill the unexpired term of Mr. C. O. Rivers, Assistant
Chief Clerk.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Rivers and Mr. Perkins came forward and were
sworn in by Notary W. A. McWillians.
The following message from the Governor. as received
and read:









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MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR.


STATE OF FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

TALLAHASSEE, October 1, 1912.

Gentlemen of the Legislature of the State of' Florida:
Under Section 8 of Article IV of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, I have by Executive Proclamation
convened the Legislature bf the State of Florida in Special
Session at the Capitol in Tallahassee, on this, the first day
of October, A. D. 1912, at 12 o'clock Meridian.
It is recommended that the following legislation be
enacted:
A bill or bills to authorize and empower the City of
Jacksonville to acquire, own, construct, equip, operate,
lease and control Municipal Docks and Terminals, includ-
ing railroads; to acquire property and franchises for such
purposes and kindred and subsidiary purposes, and to
issue bonds for such purposes, and to create certain mu-
nicipal offices for the City of Jacksonville, and to pre-
scribe the duties thereof; to grant to the City of Jackson-
ville the right to widen, extend or deepen the channel of
the St. Johns River, to fill in, build up, have, possess, use
and own shoals, shallows, middle grounds or flats therein;
also, a bill to authorize and empower the State and any
officer or officers thereof to receive, hold and disburse any
moneys that may be given or paid by any corporation,
association or person to pay the expenses of this Special
Session of the Legislature, or to reimburse the State
therefore; and a like bill concerning the counties for ex-
penses of holding special elections to elect members of the
Legislature to attend this Special Session; and legisla-
tion germane and pertinent to the above mentioned sub-
jects.
2-H. R.









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The circumstances influencing me in.convening this Spe-
cial Session are as follows:
It was stated to me .by a well-posted gentleman accom-
panying the representatives of the Board of Trade of
Jacksonville, that it is the general policy of the United
States Engineering Department "in the case of all new
work now being undertaken to make it one of the condi-
tions that Municipal Docks should be provided for before
any work is undertaken by the Government." That the
United States Engineering Officer, in whose jurisdiction
is the City of Jacksonville, "a year ago recommended
that no further appropriation be made for improvement
on the St. Johns River until steps were taken by the City
to insure the ownership and operation of Municipal
Docks."
"One of the urgent needs of immediate action by the
City of Jacksonville is that other ports, as Savannah and
Charleston, are wide awake and are competing for busi-
ness that could just about as well go to Savannah at any
rate as to Jacksonville, but could more logically come to
Jacksonville. The present situation is that the port that
first provides the best facilities will probably get and
hold a large portion of this business, but if it once be-
comes firmly established in any one port, it will not be
able to be taken elsewhere."

Knowing that the present Congress has passed a Rivers
and Harbors Bill, and feeling that it was extremely doubt-
ful that another such bill would pass between now and
the adjournment of the same on March 4, 1913, I did not
feel at liberty to convene, under ordinary circumstances,
a Special Session of the Legislature for such purpose. The
people of Jacksonville, however, evidently considered it of
extraordinary importance that this legislation should be
passed now. The Board of Trade, representing the busi-
ness interests of the City of Jacksonville; the Central
Trades and Labor Council, representing the labor of the









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city, and over three thousand white citizens, representing
the citizens generally, petitioned for the convening of
this- Special Session. The representatives of the Board
pf Trade agreedto pay the expenses of this Special Ses-
sion, the session not to exceed three days.
A large majority of the members of the Legislature evi-
dently thought that it was necessary for such a Special
Session to be convened. Twenty-two members of the pres-
ent Senate signed a separate communication addressed to
-me, being as follows:
"Dear Sir: It has been brought to my attention that
special legislation is necessary for the development and
protection of Florida commerce, and that. with this end
in view, the port of Jacksonville desires a Special Session
of the Legislature to consider a bill which will make it
possible for Jacksonville to acquire and operate or lease
doks, terminals and warehouses, in consideration that
the Board of Trade of Jacksonville is to pay all expenses
of such Special 'Session--upon the condition no .other
measure is considered, and that the session last-not longer
than three (3) days. I pledge myself to abide by these
conditions, if in your wisdom, you should call such Spe-
cial Session."
One other Senator modified the statement pledging
himself to "consider no oth6r question;" another, "to
confine the action of the Legislature to such matters as
the Governor may indicate in his Call."
This same separate communication was signed by fifty-
two members of the present House. Other members wrote
more or less endorsing the same.
Owing to the uncertainty of any appropriation being
made between now and the adjournment of Congress,
having been passed, I would not have considered this mat-
ter of such extraordinary importance as to put the Sfate
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The people of Jacksonville evidently think that such leg-
islation is of paramount importance. Fully three-fourths
of the members of the Legislature concurred in the ad-
visability of calling a Special Session. Fully three-
fourths evidently concurred in the proposition that there
should be no expense to the State. The necessity of call-
ing special elections to fill vacancies in the.membership
of the Legislature was overlooked. This is, however, an
March 4th, 1913, the regular Rivers and Harbors Bill
expense incidental to a Special Session.' This expense
to the counties will be paid, as is provided for in the
recommendations contained in this message.

Before calling this Special Session, I insisted that it
be shown to me that the people of Jacksonville desired
such legislation and desired it now; that there should be
no expense attending the same; and that a good working
majority of each House of 'the Legislature should show
that they concurred in the calling of this Special Session
for the purposes herein set forth, and on the conditions
herein expressed.
I have the honor to be,
Very respectfully,
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTiONS.

By Mr. Warren of Monroe-
House Resolution No. 2:
Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to
draft suitable resolutions on the death of Hon. Peter T.
Knight, late a member of the House of Representatives
from Monroe county.
Which was read.
Mr. Warren moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.









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The Speaker thereupon appointed as such committee,
Messrs., Warren,, Darnall and Dougherty.
By Mr. Gornto of Lafayette-
House Resolution No. 3:
Resolution for the Extension of the Primary System.
Whereas, The Primary System of nominating State
and County officers has purified the politics of the State
of Florida and the South generally and eliminated con-
trol by corporations and predatory wealth; and
Whereas, All the signs of the times without exception
point to the triumph of Woodrow Wilson for President
of the United States and of Democratic principles in the
forthcoming November election; and
Whereas, It is our belief that the Hon. Woodrow
Wilson will be elected President, now, therefore,
Be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida that local self-
government is the foundation stone of good government
and inalienable from a true government by the people.
Resolved Further, That through local self-government
only can be brought about a fuller realization of the
benefits of the primary system, and that therefore it is
the sense of this House of Representatives that all
Federal appointments, including postmasters and others,
should be made through said system.
Resolved Further, That the Democratic Executive
Committee of the State of Florida be, and is hereby,
requested to communicate with the Hon. Woodrow Wil-
son so soon as he shall be elected President, the sense of
this Legislature, and, in tl;e event of his concurrence to
make such necessary arrangements for holding Federal
primaries as will insure a fair choice of the people of the
State of Florida of the Federal officers in whom they are
locally and otherwise interested.
Which was read.
Mr. Gornto moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Upon a call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Cade,
Causseaux, Cay, Colson, Darnall, Dougherty Ellis,
Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray,
Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, High, Jennings, Lake, Mac-
Williams, Matthews, McClellan (Calhoun), McClellan
(Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam), McKenzie (Washing-
ton), McLeod, Middleton, Ogilvie, Porter, Rivers, Robin-










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son, Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith, So6ter-
ville, Stewart, Stringer, Summers, Taylor, Terrell, Tid-
well, Ward, Wilson-49.
Nays-Angle, Brown, Butler, Chase, Combs, Dorman,
Hendry, Lamb, Leslie, Littell, Millinor, Reaves, Tomlin,
Wall, Warren, West, Winthrop-16.
Mr. Angle offered the following explanation of his vote:
I vote no, because if a primary is held in a Republican
State a Republican would be elected, arid I believe a Dem-
ocratic President should be allowed to appoint a Demo.
crat. "To the victors belong the spoils."
A. J. ANGLE.
Mr. Reaves moved that the House take a recess until
3 o'clock P. M.
Which was agreed to.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The House resumed its session at 3 o'clock P. M.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their names.
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Angle, Blanton, Brown,
Bullock, Butler (Palm Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade,
Causseaux Cay, Chase, Colson, Combs, Darnall, Dorman,
Dougherty, Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Gold
stein, Gornto, Gray, Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, Hendry,
High, Jennings, Lake, Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams,
Matthews, McClellan (Calhoun), McClellan (Jefferson),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKenzie (Washington), McLeod,
Middleton, Millinor, Ogilvie, Porter, Reaves, Reddick,
Rivers, Robinson, Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary,
Smith, Somerville, Stewart, Stringer, Summers) Taylor,
Terrell, Tidwell, Tomlin, Wall, Ward, Warren, West,
Wilson, Winthrop-68.
A quorum present.

INTRODUCTIONS OF RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Angle of Polk-
House Resolution No. 4:
Resolved, That the Governor be and is hereby requested
to furnish this Hobsie with any and' all correspondence











received by him from" A. J. Anile touching upoii or per-
taining to the right of said A. J. Angle to. retain .his
seat in the Legislature in the present session and also all
correspondence received by the Governor from' the Con-
vict Lessees or any other person, or persons bearing, or
touching upon or pertaining to the right of said A. J.
Angle to retain his seat in the present special session:
of the Legislature as above set forth. Also to furnish
copies of all correspondence sent from his office to
any of the above mentioned parties.
Which was read.
Mr. Angle moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Gornto, Chairman of the Committee on Privileges
and Elections, moved that the Speaker be authorized to
appoint a member of the Committee on Privileges and
Elections to take the place of J. C. Reddick who is absent.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker thereupon appointed Geo. W. Ward of
Walton.
By Mr. Goldstein of Nassau-
House Resolution No. 5:
Whereas, 'It has been stated by the press of the State
of Florida and others that the expenses of the present
extra session of the Legislature of this State are to be
paid by certain private interests; and
Whereas, the Governor, in his proclamation convening
this extra session of the Legislature made provisions for
the passage of a law permitting private persons and cor-
porations to pay the expenses of same; Now Therefore,
Be It Resolved By the House of Representatives, That
the Governor be respectfully requested to forthwith trans-
mit to this House the names of all persons, firms or
corporations who have -contributed, or promised to con
tribute, toward paying the expenses of the extra session
of the Legislature now in session, giving the amount
contributed or promised to be contributed by each, what
part thereof has been paid, and the name of the party
or parties now holding such funds as have been actually
paid in for said purpose.
Resolved Further,, That the clerk of this House forth-
with transmit a, copy of this resolution, duly authen-
ticated, to th .Governor.
Which was read.










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Mr. Goldstein mqved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was not agreed to.
By Mr, Stringer of Hernando-
House Resolution No. 6:
Be it Resolved that Rule 56 be amended so as to read
as follows:
Rule 56. The Chairman of any committees, who shall
have business referred to them, shall make report of their
doings therein within one day after such reference. "If
the report of such committee be unfavorable it shall be
the duty of the chairman to move to indefinitely postpone
the bill." When the Chairman of a committee is sick
or absent, the member whose name appears second on the
committee shall, during the absence of the Chairman,
become Chairman and have power to call together the
committee for consideration of bills.
Mr. Stringer moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the Chief Clerk have
two hundred copies of the journals printed.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. MacWilliams-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
concurring, That the Legislature of the State of Florida,
convened'in Special Session at 12 o'clock noon, October
1st, 1912, adjourn sine die at 12 o'clock noon October 3rd,
1912.
Which was read.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a second
time.
Which was agreed to by a two thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. -1 was read a
second time.
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the Resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Chase of Duval moved that the courtesies of the
House be extended to United States Senators Fletcher
and Bryan, and also to Hon. Claude L'Engle, nominee for
Congress from the State at large, and further, that a com-
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mittee of three be appointed to inform them that the cour-
tesies of the House had been extended to them.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker thereupon appointed Messrs. Reeves,
Mathews and MacWilliams, as such committee.
Mr. MacWilliams of St. Johns moved that the House
take a recess until,4 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.
The House resumed its session at 4 o'clock.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Angle, Blanton, Brown (Colum-
bia), Brown (DeSoto), Bullock, Butler (Palm Beach),
Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Chase, Colson,
Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis, Epperson,
Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein Gornto, Gray, Hanson,
Harper, Hatcher, Hendry, High, Jennings, Lake, Lamb,
Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams, Matthews, McClellan (Cal-
houn), McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam), Mc-
Kenzie (Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Millinor, Ogil-
vie, Porter, Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers,
Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith, Somerville, Stew-
art, Stringer, Summers, Taylor, Terrell, Tidwell, Tomlin,
Wall, Warren, West, Wilson, Winthrop-68.
A quorum present.
The committee appointed to notify United States Sen-
ators Fletcher and Bryan, and also Hon, Claude L'Engle,
nominee for Congress from the State at large, appeared
before the House with Messrs. Fletcher, Bryan and
L'Engle, and escorted them to the Speaker's stand.
The Speaker then introduced Messrs. Fletcher, Bryan
and L'Engle, respectively, and each made a short and
pleasing address upon the issues of the day.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that five hundred copies of the
Journal of the House be printed instead of two hundred
as previously ordered.
Which was agreed to.
The following message from the Governor was received
and read:












State of Fldrida,
Executive Department,
Tallahassee, October 1, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir :
In response to House Resolution No. 4, copy of which
has been certified to me by the Chief Clerk of the House,
as follows:
"Resolved, That the Governor be and is hereby request-
ed to furnish this House with any and all correspondence
received by him from A. J. Angle touching upon or per-
taining to. the right of said A. J. Angle to retain his seat
in the Legislature in the present session, and also all cor-
respondence received by the Governor from the convict
lessees or any other person or persons, bearing or touch-
ing upon or pertaining to the right of said A. J. Angle to
retain his seat in the present Special Session of the Legis-
lature, as above set forth, also to furnish copies of all cor-
respondence sent from his office to any of the above men-
tioned parties."
I take pleasure in transmitting herewith copies of all'
correspondence received at or sent from this office relative
to the right of Hon. A. J. Angle to hold a seat as a mem-
ber of the House of Representatives from Polk County.
As to the second part of the said House Resolution No.
4, requesting "correspondence received by the Governor
from the convict lessee or any other person .or 'persons
bearing or touching upon or pertaining to the right of the
said A. J. Angle to retain his seat in the present Special
Session of the Legislature, as above set forth; also to fur-
nish copies of all correspondence sent from his office to
any of the above mentioned parties."
I will respectfully state the copies of correspondence
herewith transmitted embrace all of the correspondence
received by me or by this office, or sent by me or from this
office in connection with this matter. I have had no com-
munication whatever, direct, or indirect, written or ver-
bal, with the convict lessees or any person purporting or
supposed or known by me to be connected with the convict
lease or interested directly or remotely in the convict
lease.
Very respectfully,
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor.










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Mr. West moved that the correspondence accompanying
the above message be referred to the Committee on Privi-
leges and Elections.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Matthews moved that the House adjourn until 9
o'clock A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1912.

The House was called to'order by .the Speaker at
9 A. M.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their name:
Present, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Angle, Blanton,
Brown (Columbia), Brown, (DeSoto), Bullock, Butler
(Palm Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay,
Chase, Colson, Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Do.ugherty,
Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto,
Gray, Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, Hendry, High, Jennings,
Lake, Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams, Matthews,
McClellan (Calhoun), McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKenzie (Washington), McLeod, Middleton,
Millinor, Ogilive, Porter, Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robin-
son, Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith, Somer-
ville, Stewart, Stringer, 'Summers, Taylor, Terrell,
Tidwell, Tomlin,. Wall, Ward, Warren, West, Wilson,
Winthrop-70.
A quorum present,
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Mr. Matthews moved that after making proper cor-
rections the reading of the Journal be dispensed with.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Reeves moved that the rules be waived and that
the House proceed to hear the reports of committees.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The Committee on Privileges and Elections submitted
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House of Representatives.
STallahassee, Fla., Oct. 2, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Privileges and Elections, to whom
was referred the petition of Mr. J. C. Brown, contesting
the seat of the Hon. A. J. Angle in the House of Represen-
tatives of the Florida Legislature, beg leave to report that
they have carefully considered the constitution and laws
relating to said matter, and all the facts connected there-
with submitted for your Committee's consideration; and
that from and upon such consideration your said Cor
mittee finds as follows:
1st. That the said A. J. Angle removed from Polk
to Hillsborough County in June, 1911, and that he became
a registered, qualified voter and a permanent citizen of
said Hillsborough County on the 14th day of February,
1912, and that the office of Member of the House of
Representative of the State of Florida held by him as
one of the Representatives from Polk County then and
there became vaca:_:.
2nd. We further find that a Special Election was held
in Polk County on the 26th day of September, 1912,
pursuant to the Call and Proclamation of the Governor
of the State of Florida, as by law required, issued
September 5, 1912, for the purpose of electing a successor
to the said A. J. Angle as a Member of the House of
Representatives for the Special Session convening on the
1st day of October, 1912, and now in session; and that
in said Special Election there were 543 votes cast for such
Representative, and that of this number J. C.'Brown, the
contestant, received 468 votes, the same being a majority
of all the votes cast in said Special Election for said
office; that the result of the canvass of said Special Elec-
tion has been duly filed in the Office of the Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, and a certificate of election
duly issued by the Secretary of State to the said J. C.
Brown as duly and legally elected Representative from
Polk County in said Special Election:
We therefore recommend that the said J. C. Brown
be declared the duly accredited Representative,of Polk
County to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of the









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said A. J. Angle from said County, and that the said J. C.
Brown be allowed his seat in this Special Session.
Respectfully submitted,
J. M. GORNTO, Chairman.
The following papers and letters were submitted by the
committee as the evidence before the committee and were
ordered spread upon the Journal.
Hon. T. A.. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
of the Florida Legislature:

I, J. C. Brown, of Polk County, Florida, respectfully
represent to your Honorable Body that I have been legally
elected and declaredto be one of, the ,members of. the
House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature from
the County of Polk, and am entitled to a seat as such
Representative of Polk County, Florida, in the Special
Session of the Legislature convening on this October 1st,
1912.
And I further represent unto your Honorable Body that
Hon. A. J. Angle, formerly a Representative of the said
County of Polk, is not at this time a member of the House
of Representatives from the said Polk County, and that
any attempt on his part to so serve at this time is unau-
thorized and without authority of law.
I therefore respectfully petition, and pray that your
Honorable Body do declare that the said A. J. Angle is
not entitled to serve as a member of this Honorable Body
as a member thereof from Polk County, and that you do
declare that I am entitled to a seat in the said House of
Representatives as a Representative from the said County
of Polk for the following reasons, fo-wit:
That shortly after the adjournment of the regular ses-
sion of the Legislature of 1911 the said A. J. Angle did
permanently change his residence from the County of Polk
to the County of Hillsborough, and that by so doing he
did, under the provisions of Section 8 of Article III of the
State Constitution cease to be one of the Representatives
of the said Polk County and thereupon a vacancy occurred
in the office of Representative of Polk County.
That on February 14, 1912, he duly registered in Hills-
borough County and is now a registered voter of said
county.











That upon information reaching the Governor of the
State of Florida that the said Hon. A. J. Angle had per-
manently changed his residence from Polk County to
Hillsborough County, the Governor did, by his proclama-
tion under date of September 5th, 1912, order a special
election to be held in Polk County on September 26th,
1912, to fill the vacancy in the office of Representative of
Polk County, in the Florida Legislature caused by the
permanent removal of Hon. A. J. Angle from Polk
County, a certified copy of said proclamation being filed
herewith and marked Exhibit "A."
That at the said election held on the 26th of Septem-
ber, 1912, I was a candidate for the said office of member
of the House of Representatives from Polk County, and
was duly elected thereto at the said election and have
been duly declared by the State Board of Canvassers to
be a member of the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida to fill the vacancy caused by the permanent
change of residence of the Hon. A. J. Angle from Polk
County, as will more fully appear from my certificate of
election attached hereto and marked Exhibit "B."
Respectfully submitted,
J. C. BROWN.

STATE OF FLORIDA.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
Proclamation by the Governor.
Whereas, a vacancy has occurred in the office of member
of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida,
in and for the County of Polk by the permanent removal
from Polk County of Hon. A. J. Angle, who was elected
to be such Representative at the General Election held in
1910; and
Whereas, in pursuance of a proclamation by the Gov-
ernor, a session of the Legislature of the State of Florida
will be held before the next General Election;
Now, therefore, I, Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of
the State of Florida, by virtue of the authority in me
vested by law, do hereby order a Special Election to be
held in the county of Polk, in the State of Florida, on the
fourth Thursday in September, 1912, being the twenty-
sixth day of said month, for a member of the House of









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Representatives of the State of Florida, ,in and for Polk
"County, to fill the vacaicy occasioned by the permanent
removal from Polk County of Honorable A. J. Angle.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and have caused the
Great Seal of the State to be affixed
(Great Seal) at Tallahassee, the Capital, the fifth
day of September, A. D. 1912.
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor.
By the Governor Attest:
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.

EXHIBIT "A."
STATE OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY STATE.
I. H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a
true and correct copy" of proclamation by the Governor,
calling special election in and for Polk County, Florida,
on the fourth Thursday in September, 1912, as filed and
of record in this o6ice.
Given under my hand, and the GREAT
SEAL of the State of Florida, at Tal-
lahassee, the Capital, this the first day
(Great Seal) of October, A. D. 1912.
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
STATE OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY STATE.
I, H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby certify that J. C. irown was
elected a member of the House of Representatives of the
County of Polk of the State of Florida, at the Special
Election, held on the 26th day of September, A. D. 1912,
having received the highest number of votes for said office
at said election, the whole number of votes cast for such
office was five hundred and forty-three (543), of which J.
C. Brown received four hundred and sixty-eight (468),
W. E. R. Robson received thirty-six (36), C. A. Boynton
received seven (7), M. C. Hancock received three (3), J.









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L. Langhan received one (1), H. L. Lanier received one
(1), J. A. Wilson received one (1), A. J. Angle received
three (3), R. W. Hancock received one (1), R. C. Lang-
ford received one (1), J. W. Durrance received four (4),
J. T. Prine received one (1), W. G. Jones received fifteen
(15), and M. S. Jones received one (1), 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 Tal-
lahassee, the Capital, this the first day
(Great Seal) of October, A. D. 1912.
H. CLAY CRAWFORD.
Secretary of State.

Exhibit "B"'

REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE NO.
STATE OF'FLORIDA,
County of Hillsboro.
Election District No. 31:
The bearer, Angle, A. J., is at the date hereof a quali-
fled elector in the above District. He resides at 313
East Palm avenue, is 32 years of age, by occupation a
Furniture Dealer. He is 5 feet, 10 inches in height; his
color White, and he is entitled to vote in said District,
unless hereinafter disqualified. Registered on this 14th
day of February A. D. 1912.
C. J. BRAVO,
Supervisor of Registration for said County.
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct
copy of the registration certificate of Allie J. Angle as
appears upon the records of the office of Supervisor of
Registration for Hillsborough County.
C. J. BRAVO.
Supervisor of Registration.
His certificate was not numbered. He was registered
before I went into office. Sworn to and subscribed to
before me this the 19th day of September A. D. 1912.
M. C. COLLINS, Notary Public
Hillsborough, County.












STallahassee, Fla., Sept. 5, 1912,
Hon. A. J. Angle, '
"Tampa, Fla.
My Dear Sir:
A citizen of Polk County wrote me under date of Au-
gust 25th, stating that you had removed to Hillsborough
County, and that you were thereby disqualified to repre-
sent Polk County. He also stated: "It is not just or
reasonable that a county should have a citizen of another
county look after its interests in the Legislature, and
should there be no law to that effect Mr. Angle should
have the courtesy to tender his resignation to make room
for a Polk County citizen."
On August 26th, my Secretary wrote you, quoting Sec-
tion 8, Article III of the State Constitution as follows:
"Section 8. The seat of a member of either house shall
be vacated on his permanent change of residence from the
district or county from which he was elected."
He invited attention to Section 175 of the .General
Statutes of Florida in which provision is made for Special
Elections to fill vacancies in the office of State Senator
or member of the House of Representatives of this State.
He wrote:
"As you were elected in the General Election of 1910
to be a member of the House of. Representatives from Polk
County, and as your term will not expire until the General
Election to be held in November, 1912, the Governor de-
sires to know whether you have changed your residence
from Polk County. If you have, your commission as a
member of the House of Representatives from Polk County
has obviously been vacated by the terms of the Constitu-
tion. In the circumstances you might prefer to tender
your resignation as a member of the House of Repre-
sentatives from Polk County."
On August 27th you replied to the Secretary as follows:
"Your letter received and contents noted. In reply,
beg to state that I have no communication to address to
the Governor in regard to my seat in the House of Repre-
sentatives. Section 6, Article III of the Constitution,
1885, provides that each house shall judge of the qualifica-
tions, election and returns of its own members. I will be
present if nothing prevents on October 1st."
From a subsequent letter it appeared that you gave the
press of Tampa a copy of my Secretary's letter and a copy
3-H. R.












of your reply. One of the newspapers considered your
language to be of such a nature as to warrant the follow-
ing headlines: "Angle tells the Governor he'd better
mind his own business." You wrote to the Secretary
quoting the above, saying: "I write you this to assure you
I did not write that article, nor did I intend my letter
as the heading would indicate."
Being out of the State, upon receipt of information
from my Secretary, I wired him August 28th:
"Angle's removal will create vacancy. Have him make
statement. Act accordingly. If he will make no state-
ment and evidence shows his removal, order Special Elec-
tion. If he claims he has not removed, accept his state-
ment. If he has removed, he should resign."
From the foregoing telegram, he was directed to take
your word as to your "permanent change of residence"
from Polk County. As before quoted, according to Sec-
tion 3, Article VIII of the State Constitution; such "per-
manent change" would have vacated your seat.
At the time of wiring him I had in mind Section 2 of
Article XVI of the State Constitution.
"Section 2. Each and every officer of this State, includ-
ing the members of the Legislature, shall, before entering
upon the discharge of his official duties ,take the follow-
ing oath of office: 'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and
government of the United States and of, the State of Flor-
ida; that I am duly qualified to hold office under the Con-
stitution of the State, and I will well and truly perform
the duties of ......................................... on which I am now about
to enter. So help me God.' "
Had you made a "permanent change of residence," I
was satisfied that you would not take the oath of office.
I am satisfied that not only you, but that no other mem-
ber, would take such an oath knowing that by operation
of the Constitution his seat had become vacant and that
he was not "duly qualified to hold office under the Con-
stitution."
I have just received a numerously signed petition, the
heading of which reads as follows:
"WHEREAS, Hon. A. J. Angle, Representative in the
Legislature, has permanently removed from this, Polk
County, and thereby the office of Representative from Polk
County is vacant, the undersigned citizens of Polk









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County, Florida, respectfully petition your Excellency to
call a Special Election for Representative of Polk County
for the coming Special Session of the Legislature."
I have just received a letter from a prominent citizen
of Bartow in which he states: "We wont have a Hills-
borough County man, when we can get one from.Polk."
I am mindful of the following quotation from your let-
ter of August 26th to my Secretary.
"In reply beg to state that I have no communication to
address to the Governor in regard to my seat in the House
of Representatives."
However, I consider it my duty to write this letter. I
also take the liberty of sending a copy of the same to the
press.
The correspondence shows that this matter was not ini-
tiated in this office. It was initiated by your former, or
your present constituents, dependent upon your "perma-
nent change of residence."
It is for others to decide as to whether the Governor
and through him the people of Polk County are entitled
to a fuller communication than s embraced in the follow-
ing quotation from yours of August 27th:
"I have no communication to address to'the Governor
in regard to my seat in the House of Representatives."
With best wishes.
Very truly yours,
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor.
Lake Toxaway Inn, N. C., Aug. 30th, 1912.
G. L. Whitfield, Tallahassee, Fla.:
If people Polk County produce satisfactory evidence
Angle's permanent removal order special election filling
vacancy caused by provided people of Polk desire such
election will cost something there should be petition or
some expression by some representative citizens of Polk.
If Angle has removed, Polk is entitled to be represented
by two of her citizens.
GILCHRIST, Governor.
Lake Toxaway Inn, N. C., Aug. 30th.
G. SI. Whitfield, Tallahassee, Fla.:
Later if satisfactory proven Angle permanently moved
order special election for Polk.,
GILOHRIST, Governor.










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.,., Spartanbgrg, !S..:C,,-Aug. 28th, ,1,912. '.
T. G. Whitfield, Tallahassee, Fla.:
Angle's removal would, create vacancy; have him make
statement. Act accordingly; if he will make no state-
ment and evidence shows his removal, order Special elec-
tion. If he claims he has not removed, accept his state:
ment. If he has removed he should resign. Arrive Tal-
lahassee Sept. 7th or 8th.' Notify Blanton.
GILCHRIST, Governor.
Fort Meade, Fla., Sept. 1,, 1912.
Mr. G. T. Whitfield, Secretary to the Governor,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Dear Sir:
Immediately upon receipt of your wire, which reached
me late yesterday evening, I took steps to procure the evi-
dence required of Mr. Angle's permanent residing in
Tampa, by asking Supervisor of Hillsboro County for a
certificate to that effect; also started circulating petition
to have election called. The Fort Meade people are unan-
imous in favor of same, bf those interviewed, NOT ONE
was in favor of seeing the Constitution violated or to
have the county represented by another than a bona fide
citizen of Polk.
In talking over the L. D. Phone with Hon. H. J. Drane,
the Democratic nominee for State Senator, he informed
me that the Lakeland people, there being a strong senti-
ment against Mr. Angle being qualified to retain his seat,
and the matter being there everywhere and continually
discussed, will be glad and anxious to sign the petition.
One will also be circulated in Bartow tomorrow, but
what the sentiment is there I am unable to judge.
Whilst I am the only one who has brought the matter
before the Governor, you will be convinced that I only
voice the thoughts of the people of my county. It is an
undisputed fact: "What is everybody's business is. no-
body's business," and, having this saying always in my
mind, it has become a habit with me as a public-spirited
citizen to take the initial steps and start the ball a-rolling.
I will send you at least part of the petition and prob-
ably proof of Mr. Angle's removal tomorrow evening from
Bartqw.
I am not familiar with the'time limit set for holding; or
rather calling,':a special election for Representative; has











not the Governor the right t oaippipit .in caserthe tiie p
election has expired? ,:,... 0 i, ;..
Yours very truly, .,
S_ MA REIV'.
-';: 'j .. :Bartow, Fla., Oct. 2, 1912.'!
Herekith petti'6ins ofiFort Meade citizens : Could have
lotk more' names, but time is shot. 'As they are! allb:ep
resentative citizens.', Bartow and Lakeland petitions wil-
go forward direct.' ,
SYours tiuly;'
MAX RE .
To Hon. Albert W. Gilchrist, ..
Governor- of the State of Florida.
Greeting:
Whereas, Hon. A. J. Angle, Representative in the Legis-
lature has permanently removed from this, Polk County,
and thereby the office of Representative from Polk
County is vacant, the undersigned, Citizens of Polk
County, Florida, respectfully petition your Excellency
to call a special election for Representative for Polk
County for the coming Special Session of the Legislature.
Max. Reif, Kline O'Varn, W. J. Durrance, W. L.
Stephens, A. H. Reagan, A. H. Wilder, J. C. Durrance,
.L. M. Godwin, J. O. Singletary, E. S. V. Enzor, D. L.
Merck, B. C. Whidden, W. W. Tilles, S. E. Brath, Leon
Prince, R. C. Langford, D. F. A. Robeson, E. Alonza
Cordery, L Warrington Coltm.an, J. W. Tilles, J. A.
Hancock, C. E. Roberts, J. C. Munroe, J. W. Durrance,
J. H. Wolf, S. D. Godwin, J. C. Fletcher, P. P. Stephens,
M. A. Wilson, J. O. Drusfortl, Joe Mizell, T. J. MfcBeath,
S H. Brown, P. L. Jenkins, W. O. Hawkins, G. T. Hill,
Aaron Simmons, R. C. McLellan, Mayor Ft. Meade; L.
D. Roberts, Postmaster, J. W. Judy, J. J. Singleton,
R. W. Hancock, C. W. Langford, H. W. Pender, E. A
Bowers, W R. Stephens, W. F. Dampier, W. D. Sundey,
S. F. Lancaster, C. D. Goodwin, A. J. Varn, J. D. O.
Hern, F. M. Durrance, C, J. Wilson, C. B. Hendrick,
A. M. McAulay, J. H. Parrish, G. W. Selers, W. H.
Underhill, R. T. Dennis, W. Scott, W. G. Bailey, S. J.
Langford, C. B. Godwin, J. R. Moon, R. O. Meek, Ediior,
J. C. Powell, W. H. Francis, J. W. Keen, J. M. Maddox,
J. O. Hurst, W. E; Gathur, C. R. Gentry, Jas. A. New
man.










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To Hon. Albert W. Gikhrist,
Governor of the State of Florida.
Greeting :
Whereas, Hon. A. J. Angle, Representative for Polk
County in the last session of the Legislature, has per-
manently removed from the County and thereby the office
of Representative for Polk County is vacant, the Under-
signed, Citizens of Polk County and State of Florida,
respectfully petition your Excellency to call a special
election for Representative of Polk County for the com-
ing Special Session of the Legislature.
V. W. Stephenson, O. W. Collins, J. T. Marshall, A.
V. Watson, W. W. Carter, J. M. Whitted, W. B. Hicks,
C. F. Kennedy, G. H. Fields, J. P. Rogers, W. B. Nowlin,
S..C. Stoner, O. D. Bryant, P. H. Sanders, Jim Carleton,
W. V. Ellis, C. E. Simmons, Wm. Heish, W. W. Claugh,
I. P. Carline, H. J. Drane, J. S. Starling, N. F. Smailes,
J. D. Allen, W. M. Winn, N. Y. Carter, G. S. Tuck, A. B.
Newman, A. Logan, A. D. McRae, H. G. Lewis, W. S.
Sowell, Thos. L. Walling, E. J. Yates, E. H. Hendrie,
M. B. Brownwell, O. J. Pope, U. J. Simmons, J. W.
Hicks, G. F. Gilbert.
Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 5, 1912.
Hon. A. J. Angle,
Tampa, Florida.
My Dear Sir:
Since mailing you my. letter of this date, September
5th, I have received in reply the following telegram from
the Supervisor of Registration of Hillsborough County:
"Allie J. Angle is registered in District 31, Hillsbor-
ough County."
The following is a quotation from Section 178, General
Statutes of the State of Florida:
"I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will protect and
defend the Constitution of the United States and of the
State of Florida; that I am twenty-one years of age, and
have been a resident of the State of Florida for twelve
months and of this county for six months."
It is quite apparent that you have made a "permanent
change of residence."
I have this day directed that a Special Election be held
in Polk County on the fourth Thursday in September'to









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fill the vacancy caused by your "permanent change of
residence."
With best wishes.
Very truly yours,
ALBERT W. GILCORIST,
Governor.
State of Florida,
Executive Department.
Tallahassee, Aug. 28, 1912.
Honorable A. J. Angle,
Tampa, Fla.
1y Dear Sir:
I have just received your two favors dated the 27th
instant in answer to mine of the 26th relative to your
tenure of a seat in the House of Representatives from
Polk County in the special session called to meet October
1st; and have forwarded copies of both your letters to
Governor Gilchrist, who is at present absent on a short
vacation.
I deem it proper to state that the question involved
in this correspondence was not initiated in this office. It
was raised in a letter written to the Governor by a cit-
izen of Polk County of considerable prominence, and re-
ceived here on the morning of the 26th. As a matter of
fairness and courtesy, and in accordance with the in-
variable practice of this office in all such cases, the ques-
tion was referred to you for an expression.
Very truly yours,
G. T. WHITFIELD,
Secretary to the Governor.

COPY FOR INFORMATION.
Tallahassee, Aug. 31, 1912.
Hon. Max Reif,
Fort Meade, 'la.
If people of Polk County want special election for suc-
cessor to Angle, they should submit to Governor unques-
tionable evidence of his removal from county. Suggest
requests from representative citizens be also submitted.
G. T. WHITFIELD,
Secretary to Governor.
Charge to Governor's Office.











CONFIRMATION.
September'2, 1912.-,
Honorable Max Reif, -
Fort Meade, Florida,.,
My Dear Sir:
I have yours of the iht. 'I had a telegram from Gov-
ernor Gilchrist this morning advising that he would re-
turn here Wednesday .night, the 4th instant. All com-
munications relative to, Mr. Angle's right to represent
Polk County in the special session of the Legislature
will have the Governor's personal attention Thursday
morning.
Very truly yours,
G. T. WHITFIELD,
Secretary to the Governor.
August 31, 1912.
Hon. Max Reif,
Fort Meade, Florida.
My Dear Sir:
Governor Gilchrist has been absent from Tallahassee
since August 18th. He spent about ten days visiting
relatives in South Carolina and has now gone to North
Carolina for a rest of about a week. I have kept him
fully informed of the correspondence between you and
Mr. A. J. Angle and myself, relative to Mr. Angle's right
to hold his seat as a member of the House of Represen-
tatives from Polk County.
I am this morning in receipt of a telegram from Gov-
ernor Gilchrist instructing me that, if the people of Polk
County produce satisfactory evidence of Mr. Angle's
permanent removal and make a showing backed up by a
number of representative citizens of Polk County that
a special election is desired in Polk County for a suc-
cessor to Mr. Angle as Representative, then the-special
election shall be called.
I will state that your letter of the 25th instant is the
only communication of any nature which has been
received at this office relative to Mr. Angle's right- to
continue holding his said seat. You have been furnished
copies of the communications received from Mr. Angle in
answer.thereto, and have of course, noted that he evades
the question as to whether he has removed from Polk
County. While full credit is given to your letter, it
would appear so far as the files of this office show, that











you are the only man in Polk County who would ques-
fion Mr. 'Angles. right 'to sit in the Siiai'a Session' df
the Legislature convening October 1st; as a RepreSentan
tive' from Polk County. '..
i;t, is suggested that if ,the people of P.ok Counity .desire
to0; 4elet: aofther man i4a Mr.. Angle's place, tfey ought
speedily, to submit tlhir wishes to the Governor accom-
panied by: as positive evidence as is procurable, that Mr.
Angle has removed from Polk county. It is further
suggested that' the time for' action i:n this matter is
limited and if anything is to be done, it must be, done
without unnecessarY delay.
Very. truly yours,
G. T. WHITFIELD,
Secretary to the Governor.
Fort Meade, Fla., Aug. 25, 1912.
Governor A. W. Gilchrist,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Governor:
I would like to call your attention to the fact that
seemingly Polk County has but one legal representative
to the Legislature as Mr. A. J. Angle, who represented
this county in the last regular session, removed to Hills-
borough County over a year ago and is a registered voter
in that county.
I suppose that your attention was not called to this
circumstance before you called the elections to fill
vacancies in other counties for the Special Session; per-
haps it is not too late to call one for Polk County, should
Mr. Angle be found to be disqualified to represent Polk
County. It is not just or reasonable that a county
should have a citizen of another county look after its
interests in the Legislature and should there be no law
to that effect, Mr. Angle should have the courtesy to
tender his resignation to make room for a Polk County-
citizen.
Very truly yours,
MAX REIF.
Toxaway Inn, Lake Toxaway, N. C., Aug. 30, 1912.
Friend Talbot:
I -wired you night rate letter today about special elec-
tion for Polk County. Upon consideration it occurs that
the Constitution provides for special election in case of












permanent removal, that such has been brought to my
attention by one or more citizens of Polk County. No
one knows how long the Special Session will last. I
hope only for three days. If it is satisfactorily shown
that Angle has removed from the county, then Polk
County is entitled to be represented by two of her citi-
zens, regardless of the length of the session, or of the
cost of a special election. If it is satisfactorily shown
that Angle has permanently removed from the county, it
looks to me as if it is my duty to call such special elec-
tion, regardless of the cost of such, o; whether it is peti-
tioned for or not.
You will remember that a special election was called to
consider the case of Senator C. M. Brown, of the Sena-
torial District, composed of Marion and Sumter Counties.
If it is conclusively shown that Angle has permanently
removed from Polk County, order a special election to fill
the vacancy caused by such removal.
If Angle is sworn in as a member, which he will be
temporarily, he swears to protect and defend the Consti-
tution. The Constitution provides for a vacancy in case
of permanent removal. If he has permanently removed
he might have a hard time in taking the oath. He has
probably registered in Hillsborough County, or he prob-
ably voted in the last primaries in Hillsborough County.
Such evidence would be conclusive as to his permanent
removal.
Very truly,
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST,
Governor.
To Mr. G. T. Whitfield, Tallahassee, Fla.
August 26, 1912.
Honorable A. J. Angle,
Tampa, Florida.
"My Dear Sir:
As you doubtless know a Special Session of the Legis-
lature has been called to convene in Tallahassee, October
1, 1912.
It has been represented to the Governor that you
removed to Hillsborough County over a year ago, and
that you are now a registered voter in that County.
Section 8 of Article 3 of the State Constitution pro-
vides:
"Section 8. The seat of a member of either house











shall be vacated on his permanent change of residence
from the District or County from which he was elected."
Section 175 of the General Statutes provides as fol-
lows:
"Section 175. Special Elections: Special elections
shall be held in the following cases: *
"Second-When a vacancy shall occur in the office of
State Senator or member of the House of Representatives
of this State. But in case of a vacancy in the office of
State Senator or member of the House of Representatives,
a special election shall not be held unless a secsion of the
Legislature shall be held after the vacancy occurs and
before a general election."
As you were elected in the General Election of 1910
to be a member of the House of Representatives from
Polk County, and as your term will not expire until the
General Election to be held in November, 1912, the Gov-
ernor desires to know whether you have changed your
residence from Polk County. If you have, your commis-
sion as a member of the House of Representatives from
Polk County has obviously been vacated by the terms of
the constitution. In the circumstances you might prefer
to tender your resignation as a member of the House of
Representatives from Polk County.
Please let the Governor hear from you at your earliest
convenience.
Very truly yours,
G. T. WHITFIELD,
Secretary to the Governor.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27, 1912.
Hon. G. T. Whitfield,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:
Your letter received and contents noted. In reply beg
to state that I have no communication to address to the
Governor in regard to my seat in the House of Repre-
sentatives.
"Section 6, Article 3 of the Constitution 1885, pro-
vides that each house shall judge of the qualifications,
elections and returns of its own members."
I will be present if nothing prevents on October 1st.
Yours truly,
A. J. ANGLE.













BWn-..-,., T(..* ,wvitfiel ,. .; ;, :,,o:,-. ; d', iIJI
. Tall.ahMasee, Florida, li: ,.: ., i ; i-s
Dear Mr. Whitfield: : ...
: I received your letter today and furnished the press of
this city with a copy of your letter, and my. reply as: a
matter of news. : ::
My attention was, called to an item. this afternoon
headed,. "Angle tells the Governor he'd better ,mind: his
own business." This was .in today Times. .
I write you this-.to assure you that I did not write
that article nor did I intend my letter as the heading
would indicate. As you understand, the papers put their
own construction on things of that kind.
With kindest regards, I am
Yours truly,
A. J. ANGLE.
Mr. Smith, of Clay, moved that the report of the com-
mittee be adopted.
Mr. Fee moved that the consideration of the report of
the committee be postponed until 3 o'clock P. M.
Mr. Smith moved that the motion to postpone to 3
o'clock be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the motion to post-
pone until 3 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Matthews moved that the House take a recess un-
til 11 A. M.
Which was agreed to.

At 11 A. M. the House resumed its session.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names: Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton,
Brown (Columbia), Brown (DeSoto), Bullock, Butler
(Palm Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay,
Chase, Colson, Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis,
Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray,
Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, Hendry, High, Jennings, Lake,
Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams, Matthews, McClellan,
(Calhoun), McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam),
McKenzie (Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Mil-
linor, Ogilvie, Porter, Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robinson,
Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith, Somer-












ville, Stewirti, Stinger, Summers, 'Taylor, Terrell, Tidi
well, Tomlin, 'Wall, Ward, Warren, West, Wilson, Win-
throp-69.
SA quorum present.
"The special committee appointed to draft suitable reso-
lutions on the death of Hon. Peter T. Knight, deceased,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct 2, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:-
"Your committee appointed in pursuance of House Reso-
lutioin No. 2, report as follows:
Hon. Peter T. Knight having departed this life, on yes-
terday when his name was reached upon the call of the
roll, announcement of the fact was made to the-House.
Peter T. Knight was born in the city of Key West and
lived there.all his life.
Your committee recommends the. adoption of the fol-
lowing: resolution:
Resolved, That in the death of Hon. Peter T. Knight
this House has lost an able, honorable and upright mem-
ber and the State has lost a valuable and patriotic citizen.
Be it further Resolved, That in respect to his memory,
the House do now adjourn.
JOHN M. WARREN,
MARCY B. DARNALL,
CHARLES DOUGHERTY,
Committee.
Mr. Dodugherty moved the adoption of the report, and
that. the House adjourn until 2 o'clock.
Which was agreed to by, a unanimous vote.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The House resumed its session at 2 p. m., the Speaker
in the chair.
The roll being called the following members- answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown (Colum-










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bia), Brown (IDeSoto), Bullock, Butler- (Palm Beach),
Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Chase, Colson,
Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis, Epperson,
Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray, Hanson,
Harper, Hatcher, Hendry, Jennings, Lake, Lamb, Leslie,
Littell, MacWilliams, Matthews, McClellan (Calhoun),
McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam), McKenzie
(Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Ogilvie, Reaves, Red-
dick, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Sin-
gletary, Smith, Stewart, Stringer Taylor Terrell, Tidwell,
Tomlin, Wall, Ward, Warren, West, Wilson, Winthrop-
64.
A quorum present.
The following Concurrent Resolution was introduced
by Mr. bougherty by unanimous consent:
By Mr. Dougherty of Volusia-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Be it Resolved, By the House of Representatives of
the State of Florida, the Senate Concurring, That the
State of Florida should pay the expenses of any session
of its law-making bodies whenever convened and that,
therefore, the offer of the Jacksonville Board of Trade
to pay the expenses of the Special Session of the Legisla-
ture now convened be and is hereby declined, and
Be it Further Resolved, That their Committees on
Appropriations be and are hereby directed to bring in a
bill appropriating money, out of the General Revenue
Fund to pay the expenses of this session, not less than six
hours before the hour set for adjournment, sine die.
Which was read.
Mr. Dougherty moved that the rules be waived and
that the Resolution be read a second time.
A roll call being ordered the vote was:'
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Brown (Columbia),
Butler, Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Colson, Combs, Dorman,
"Dougherty, Hendry, High, Jennings, Littell, McClellan
(Calhoun), McClellan (Jefferson), McLeod, Millinor,
Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Scofield, Sheppard, Smith,
Stewart,' Taylor, Tomlin, West-29.
Nays--Messrs. Blanton, Brown (DeSoto), Bullock,
Darnall, Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Gornto
Gray, Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, Lake, Lamb, Leslie,
MacWilliams, McKenzie (Putnam), McKenzie (Wash-
ington), Middleton, Ogilvie, Robinson, Rogers, Single-











tary, Terrell, Tidwell, Wall, Ward, Warren, Wilson,
Winthrop-32.
So the motion was not agreed to.
Mr. West moved that the Speaker be authorized to
assign the new members of the House to the places on
committees held by their predecessors and that the mem-
ber from the new county of Pinellas be appointed on
such committees as the Speaker may deem proper.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker thereupon announced that Mr. J. G.
Hatcher of Lake County was appointed as a member of
the following committees: Temperance, County Organiza-
tion, Canals and Drainage, Public Roads and Highways.
That Mr. Darnall was appointed on the following com-
mittees: Militia and State Troops, Commerce and Navi-
gation, Claims, Privileges and Elections:
That Mr. Cay was appointed on the following com-
mittees: Appropriations, Census and Apportionment and
Claims;
And further that Mr. Taylor was appointed on the
following committees: Engrossed Bills, Militia and State
Troops, City and Town Organization, Public Printing,
Insurance and Game..
Mr. MacWilliams moved that Mr. Matthews of Brad-
ford be excused from further attendance on this session.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the House take a recess
until 3 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.

The House resumed its session at 3 P. M.
The roll being called, the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Angle, Blanton, Brown
(Columbia), Brown (DeSoto), Bullock, Butler (Palm
Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Chase,
Colson, Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis, Ep-
person, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray,
Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, Hendry, High, Jennings, Lake,
Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams, McClellan (Calhoun),
McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam), McKenzie
(Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Millinor, Ogilvie, Por-
ter, Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers, Sheppard,
Smith, Somerville, Stewart, Stringer, Summers, Taylor,










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TerrelI, Tidwell, Tomlin; Wall, Ward, Wdrren, West, Wil-
son, Winthrop-67.
A quorum present.
Mr. Stringer, by iiiidnimous consent, introduced-
House Resolution No. 7.
"Be it Resolved, That no Resolutions amendatory or
pertaining to any rules of procedure of this House that
were adopted at the Regular Session of this Legislature
of 1911 shall be in force or effect at this Special Session
of this Legislature.
Which was read.
Mr. Stringer moved the adoption of the resolution.
Mr. West moved that the resolution be referred to the
Committee on Rules.
Mr. Bullock moved that the motion, as made by Mr.
West, and the resolution be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The House then took up the consideration of the ino-
tion of Mr. Smith to adopt the report of the Committee
on Privileges and Elections, the consideration of which
was postponed until 3 o'clock P. M.
Mr. Angle submitted the following statement, and asked
that it be spread upon the Journal..
Which was agreed to.
I move that the report of the Committee on Privileges
and Elections be adopted by this House, seating Hon.
J. C. Brown as a member from Polk County. My reason
for making this move is the fact that I shall not be able
to obtain witnesses in my behalf before the session ad-
journs and the fact that Mr.. Brown and I are close per-
sonal and political friends, and I do not desire to cause
him any further inconvenience in contesting my seat.
A. J.. ANGLE,
The motion to adopt the report of the Committee on
Privileges and Elections was agreed to.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Angle was no longer
a member of the House and that Mr. J. C. Brown was a
member and would please come forward and take the
oath of office.
Mr. J. C. Brown of Polk came forward and took the
oath of office, as prescribed by the Constitution of the
State of Florida, before Mr. Justice R. S. Cockrell..
Mr. Stringer moved that the courtesies of the House










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be extended to Hon. A. J. Angle during the remainder of
this session.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lake moved that the House take a recess until 4:30.
Which was agreed to.

The House resumed its session at 4:30 o'clock P. M.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown (Colum-
bia), Brown (DeSoto), Brown ('Polk). Butler (Palm
Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Chase,
Colson, Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis,
Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray,
Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, -Hendry, High, Jennings.
Lake, Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams, McClellan
(Calhoun), McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam),
McKenzie (Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Millinor,
Ogilvie, Porter, Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robinson,
Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Smith, Somerville, Stewart,
Stringer, Summers, Taylor, Terrell, Tidwel], Tomlin,
Wall, Ward, Warren, West, Wilson, Winthrop-67.
A quorum present.
The Speaker announced that Mr. J. C. Brown of Polk
was appointed on the committees on which Mr. A. J.
Angle had been serving which were as follows: Indian
Affairs, Engrossed Bills, Public Roads and Highways,
and Insurance.
By Mr. Fee of St Lucie.
House Resolution No. 8:
Resolved, That the ,payroll shall show Mr. Angle of
Polk as a member entitled to mileage and so many days
as the minutes show; Also Mr. J. C. Brown of Polk for
full mileage and per diem.
Mr. Fee moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved 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.
The following message from the Senate was read:
4-H. B.











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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 2, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed,
Senate Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled an Act to authorize and empower
the several counties and any proper officer or officers
thereof to receive, hold and disburse any moneys that
may be given or paid by any corporation, association
or person to pay the expenses of electing any person or
persons, in or from any such county or counties, or to
reimburse such several counties therefore, for or on
account of the special session of the Legislature convened
the first day of October, 1912.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 2, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that Senate Bill No. 2 be
taken up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
And--
Senate Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled an Act to authorize and empower
the several counties and any proper officer or officers
"thereof to receive, hold and disburse any moneys that
may be given or paid by any corporation, association
or person to pay the expenses of electing any person or
persons, in or from any such county or counties, or to
reimburse .such several counties therefore, for or on
account of the special session of the Legislature convened
the first day of October, 1912.
Was taken up.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 2 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 2 was read a second time.










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Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be further
waived, and that Senate 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 Senate Bill No. 2 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs. Blanton, Brown (Columbia), Brown
(DeSoto), Brown (Polk), Mullock, Cade, Cay, Colson,
Darnall, Dorman, Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner,
Goldstein, Gornto, Gray, Hanson, Harper, Hatcher,
Hendry, High, Lake, Lamb, Leslie, MacWilliams, Mc-
Clellan (Calhoun), McKenzie (Putnam), McKenzie
(Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Ogilvie, Porter,
Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers, Sheppard,
Singletary, Smith, Somerville, Taylor, Terrell, Tidwell,
Tomlin, Wall, West, Wilson, Winthrop-51.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Butler (Palm Beach),
Causseaux, Chase, Combs, Dougherty, Jennings, Littell,
McClellan (Jefferson), Millinor, Scofield, Stewart,
Stringer, Summers, Ward, Warren-16.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
Mr. Bullock moved that the House adjourn until 9
o'clock A. M., tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1912.
The House was called to order at 9 A. M.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown (Colum-
bia), Brown (DeSoto), Brown (Polk), Bullock, Butler
(Palm Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay,
Chase, Colson, Combs, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty,
Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto
Gray, Hanson, Harper, Hatcher, High, Jennings, Lake,
Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWilliams, McClellan (Cal-
houn), McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam), Mc-
Kenzie (Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Millinor,
Ogilvie, Porter, Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, Robinson.










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Rogers, Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary,, :imith, Spmer-
ville, .Stewart,, Stringer, Summers, Tayl19, Terre!,
Tidwell, Tomlin, Wall, Ward, Warren, .West, Wilson,
Winthrop-68.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Mr. Gray moved that Mr. Hendry of Lee be excused for
the day.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
the House take up messages from the Governor.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message was read:

State of Florida,
Executive Department.
Tallahassee, October 2, 1912.
Gentlemen of. the Legislature of the State of Florida:
In the Proclamation issued to convene this Special
Session of the Legislature, and in the message which I
transmitted to the Legislature yesterday, no recommenda-
tion was included that the Legislature pass an Act to
fix the pay of the members, officers and attaches of this
Special Session.
I did not recommend such, thinking that the passage of
such an act was necessarily incidental:to the business
of every Legislature. However, some gentlemen of the
Legislature think that such a recommendation is nec-
essary. I, therefore, have the honor to, recommend the
passage of such an Act. '
Very respectfully,
ALBERT W. GILCHRIST, Governor.

Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
that the House now take up the introduction of bills.
Which was agreed to'by a two-thirds vote.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

By Mr. Ellis of Alachua.
House Bill No. 1:
"A Bill to be entitled an Act making an appropriation
for legislative expenses for the Special Session of the
Legislature which convened October 1, 1912.
Which was read the first time by its title.









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Mi. 'Ellis moved that' the rules be waived and Hoise
Bill No. 1 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed fb by a two-thirds vote.
And. House Bill No. 1 was read a secoihd time by its
title only.
Mr.. Ellis moved that the rules be further waived, and
that House Bill No. 1 be read a third time in full andi
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And--
House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled an Act Making an Appropriation
for Legislative Expenses for the Special Session of the
Legislature which convened October 1, 1912;
Was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown
(Columbia), Brown (DeSoto), Brown (Polk), Bullock,
Butler, Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Chase, Colson, Combs,
Darnall,, Dorman, Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner,
Goldstein, Gornto, Gray, Hanson, Harper, Hatcher,
High, Jennings, Lake, Lamb, Leslie, Littell, MacWil-
liams, McClellan (Calhoun), McClellan (Jefferson), Mc-
Kengie, (Putnam), McKenzie (Washington), McLeod,
Middleton, Millinor, O.gilvie, Porter, Reaves, Reddick,
Rivers, Robinson, Rogers, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith,
Somerville, Stewart, Summers, Taylor, Terrell, Tidwell,
Tomlin, Wall, Ward, Warren, West, Wilson, Win-
throp-65
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Ellis moved that the rules be waived and that the
bill be immediately certified to the Senate:
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Colson of Alachua.
House Bill No. 2.
A Bill to be entitled an Act to fix the pay of the mem-
bers, officers and attaches of Special Session of the
Legislature convened October 1, 1912.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Coison 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'l Hiise Bill" No. 2 vas read a second time.









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Mr. Bullock. of Marion offered the following :.mend-
ment to House Bill; No. 2.
After the word "each" on lin* five of Section 2.
Add-And such clerks and other attaches of the Senate
and House of Representatives who'were elected at the
Regular Session of the Legislature of 1911, and attending
at this Special Session shall be entitled to mileage of
five cents per mile each way for each mile traveled to
and from the capital.
Mr. Bullock moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Singletary of Jackson offered the following amend-
ment to the amendment to House Bill No. 2 as offered
by Mr. Bullock. Amend the amendment by changing the
words "five cents" to "three cents."
Mr. Singletary moved the adoption of the amendment
to the amendment.
Mr. Bullock moved that the amendment to the amend-
ment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred upon the adoption of the
amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Colson 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:
A Bill to be entitled an Act to Fix the Pay of the Mem-
bers, Officers and Attaches of Special Session of the
Legislature convened October 1, 1912.
Was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown
(Columbia), Brown (DeSoto), Brown (Polk), Bullock,
Butler, Cade, Causseaux, Cay, Chase, Colson, Combs,
Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis, Epperson, Fee, Floyd.
Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray, Hanson, Harper.
Hatcher, High, Jennings, Lake, Lamb, Leslie, Littell,
MacWilliams, Matthews, McClellan (Calhoni), Mc
Clellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Putnam),, McKenzie
(Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Millinor, Ogilvie,
Porter, Reaves, 'Reddick, Rivers, Robinspn, Rogers,
Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith, Soinerville,









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Stewart, Summers, Taylor, Tidwell, Tomlin, Wall, Ward,
Warren, West, Wilson, Winthrop-71.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Colson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 2 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Gornto moved that the rules be waived and Senate
messages be taken up.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was read:

"Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 2, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed
Senate Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled an Act granting to the City of
Jacksonville, a municipal corporation under the laws of
the State of Florida, certain submerged lands or middle
ground in St. Johns River for the purpose of navigation,
commerce and municipal docks and terminals for a
period of 1,000 years and granting to said City of Jack-
sonville the right for the purposes mentioned to widen,
extend or deepen the channel of the St. Johns River
within and contiguous to its present corporate limits and
to fill in, build up, have, possess, use and own for such
purposes shoals, shallows and middle ground or flats
therein.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 1, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill' No.1 be riad a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
And Senate Bill No. 1 was read,a; second time.
Mr. Fee. of St. Liucie, offered the following. amendment.
t6' eriate Bill No ; 1; .









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Amendment to Senate Bill No. 1.
Sec.-This act shall take effect only providing the said
City of Jacksonville shall embrace its provision, and build
municipal docks thereon within five years.
Sec.-This grant shall only extend to such lands, or
areas as are occupied, possessed and used by said City of
Jacksonville within five years.
Mr. Fee moved, the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the amendment be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Fee, of St. Lucie, offered, the following amendment:
Amendment to Senate Bill No. 1.
Sec.-This grant shall be operative only so long as the
municipal docks erected thereon are open on equal terms
and withoutdiscrimination to all shipping.
And any citizen of Florida is hereby authorized to bring
proceedings of ouster in the name of the State of Florida
and the property herein granted shall revert to the State
of Florida whenever any discrimination or monopolization
shall be shown.
Such reversion, however, shall be subject to the lien of
bonds, the proceeds of which shall have been applied to
the improvement of the said lands herein granted.
Mr. -Fee moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Bullock moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be further
waived, and that Senate 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-
Senate Bill No: 1:
A Bill to be entitled an Act granting to the City of
Jacksonville, a municipal corporation under the laws of
the State of Florida, certain submerged lands or middle
ground in St. Johns River for the purpose of navigation,
commerce and municipal docks. and terminals for a.
period of 1,000 years and granting to said City of Jack-
sonville the right for the purposes mentioned to widen,
extend or deepen the channel of the St. Johns River
within and contiguous to its present corporate liiits and
to fill in, build up, have, possess, use and own for such









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purposes shoals, shallows and middle ground or flats
therein.
Was. read a, third time in full.
Upo u call of the roll on' the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Brqwn (DeSotp),
Bullock, Butler (Palm. Beach), Butler (Duyal), Cay,
Chase, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis, Epperson,
Fortner, Jennings, Lake, Lamb, Leslie, MacWilliams, Mc-
McClellan (Jefferson), McKenzie (Washington), Middle-
ton, Millinor, Porter, Reaves, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers,
Sheppard,' Smith, Somerville, Taylor Terrell, Tidwell,
Wall, Warren, Wilson, Winthrop-38.
Nays--Blanton, Brown, (Columbia), Brown (Polk),
Cade, Causseaux, Colson, Combs, Fee, Floyd, Goldstein,
Gornto, Gray, Hanson, Harper, High, Littell, McClellan
(Calhoun), McKenzie (Putnam), McLeod, Qgilvie, Red-
dick, Scofield,. Sihgletary, Stewart, Stringer.. Summers,
Tomlin, West-28.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
that the Bill be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a tvo-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 2, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sir :
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed
Senate Bill No. 4:
A Bill to be entitled an Act authorizing and empower-
ing the Treasurer of the State of Florida to receive, hold
and disburse any moneys that may be. given or paid:by
any corporation, association' or person, to pay the ex-
penses of the Special Sessio, of the, Legislature, conveIed;
on ,the first day of October, 1912, ,or to reimburse the
State.









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

And Senate Bill No. 4, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 4 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 4 was read a second time.
Mr. Brown, of Columbia, offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 4:
In Section 1, lines 3, 4 and 5, strike out the words
"any corporation, association or person," and insert in
lieu thereof the following, "the Board of Trade of the
City of Jacksonville."
Mr. Brown moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. McClellan moved that the amendment be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. McClellan, of Jefferson, moved that Senate Bill
No. 4 be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Reaves moved that the motion to indefinitely post-
pone be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be further
waived, and that Senate 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-
Senate Bill No. 4:
A Bill to be entitled an Act authorizing and empower-
ing the Treasurer of the State of Florida to receive, hold
and disburse any moneys that may be given or paid by
any corporation, association or person, to pay the ex-
penses of the Special Session of the Legislature convened
on the first day of October, 1912, or to reimburse the
State.
Was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll. on the:passage of the bill the vote
wa.: ..
Yeas-Messrs. Bianton, Brown (DeSoto), Bullock,
Butle' (Thival), Cay,' Colson, Darnall, Dormian, Ellis, Ep-









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person, Fee, Floyd,, Fortner, Golstein, Gornto, Gray, Han-
son, Harper, Hatcher, High, Lake, Lamb, Leslie, MacWil-
liams, McKenzie (Putnam) McKenzie (Washington), Mc-
Leod, Middleton, Ogilvie, Porter, Reaves, Rivers, Robin-
son, Rogers, Sheppard, Singletary, Smith, Somerville,
Taylor, Terrell, Tidwell, Tomlin, Wilson, Winthrop-44.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Brown (Columbia), Brown
(Polk), Butler (Palm Beach), Cade, Causseaux, Combs,
Dougherty, Littell, McClellan (Calhoun), McClellan (Jef-
ferson), Millinor, Reddick, Summers, Warren, West-16.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 4 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 1912.
Bon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed
Senate Bill No. 3:
A Bill to be entitled an Act authorizing and empower-
ing the City of Jacksonville to acquire, own. construct,
equip, operate, lease and control municipal docks and
terminals, including railroads; to acquire property and
franchises for such purposes and kindred and subsidiary
purposes, and to issue bonds for such purposes, and
creating certain municipal offices for the City of Jack-
sonville, and prescribing the duties thereof, and to carry
into effect the provisions of this act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the
House of Representatives thereto.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 3 contained in: the above message
was, read,.the first ,time by its- title., '
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules. be waived, and,
Senate Bill No. 3: be read a: second' time..
Which cwas ,agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
,4.An4d senate Bill,, No. 3 was read a second time.









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Mr, MacWilliams of St. Jtohns offered. the f1dlowig.i
amenddment to Senate, Bill No. 3
.'i4 Section 1, line 4, strike ottt the Words "Or other-
wise."
Mr. MacWilliams moved the adoption of the amend&
mert.
Mr. Ellis moved, that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Brown of Polk offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 3:
In Section 18, line 24, after the word "Florida" strike
out all of lines 24 and 25 on page fifteen of the printed
bill, and strike out all of lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 on page 16
of printed bill.
Mr. Brown moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Dougherty moved that the amendment be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Chase moved that the rules be further waived, and
that Senate 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-
Senate Bill No. 3:
A Bill to be entitled an Act authorizing and empower,
ing the City of Jacksonville to acquire, own, construct,
equip, operate, lease and control municipal docks and
terminals, including railroads; to acquire property and
franchises for such purposes and kindred and subsidiary
purposes, and to issue bonds for such purposes, and
creating certain municipal offices for the City of' Jack-
sonville, and prescribing the duties thereof, and to carry
into effect the provisions of this act.
Was read a third time in-full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote.
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown
(Columbia), Brown (DeSoto), Brown (Polk), Bullock,
Butler, (Palm Beach)., :Bafler (Duvali, Cade, 'Causseaux.
Cay, Chase, Colson, Combs; Darnall, :Driian,'t')oighertt%
Ellis, Epperson, Pee, Flbyd, Fortner, Goldstein, 'Gomro,
Gray, Hanson, Hatcher, High, -enniigs, "Lake, Lamti
Leslie, Littell, MaeWilliams, 'McC lellati `(Calhdun), 'Mc-
Clellan (Jefferson.), 'McKenzie: (PutiAami ; ichizie










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(Washington), Middletop, Millinor, .,Ogilvie, Porter,
Reaves, Reddick, Rivers, .:Robinson,. Rogers, .Scofield,
Sheppard, Singletary, Somerville,. Stewart, Stringer,
Summers, Taylor,.Terrell, Tidwell, Tomlin, Wall, Ward,
Warren, West, Wilson, Winthrop-65.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. MacWilliams moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 3 be immediately certified to 'he Senate
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. R. A. Gray, Chairman of Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on. Engrossed Bills to whom was
referred House Bil No. 2 after its third reading and
final 'passage,
House Bill No. 2:
A.Bill to be entitled an Act to fix the pay of the Mem-
bers, Officers and Attaches of the Special Session. of the
Legislature convened October 1, 1912.
Beg to/report, that said Bill has been carefully read
and found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
.. A. GRAY,
Chairman of Cominttee.

The report was adopted.
The following message from the Senate was read:

Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
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. 2:
A Bill to be entitled an Act to fix the pay of Members,










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Officers and Attaches of the Special Session of the Legis-
lature convened October 1, 1912.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.

And House Bill No. 2 contained in the above message
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
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 Making an Appropriation
for Legislative Expenses for the Special Session of the
Legislature which convened October 1, 1912.
Also has adopted
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 relative to adjourn-
ment sine die at 12 o'clock midday, October 3, 1912.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.

And House Bill No. 1, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
By unanimous consent Mr. Gornto introduced.
House Resolution No. 9:
le It Resolved, By the House of Representatives that
the Secretary of State be requested to provide a suitable
desk, such as are now provided for members from other
counties, for the member of the House for Pinellas County
by the convening of the regular session of the Legislature
in 1913.
Mr. Gornto moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Dorman of Suwannee by unanimous consent in-
troduced.
House Resolution No. 10:
Be It Resolved,, By the House of Representatiyes of
the State of Florida, That the Secretary of State be, and










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he is hereby, requested to obtain the photographs of the
various Speakers of the House of Representatives from
the time of the admission of Florida into the Union as a
State and also to secure an estimate of the cost of enlarg-
ing same to a size suitable for hanging in this hall.
Mr. Dorman moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Ward by unanimous consent introduced.
House Resolution No. 11:
Whereas, It is the opinion of many members of the bar
of the State of Florida that if this House fails at the
present session to act on certain veto messages of the
Governor, now in the hands of the Secretary of State it
will at any future session be stopped from acting
thereon,
Be it Resolved, By the House of Representatives,
That the Secretary of State be required to furnish this
House immediate information, why such veto messages
have not been certified thereto.
Mr. Ward moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Mr. Bullock moved to lay the Resolution on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. MacWiIIiams moved that the House take a recess
until 11:30 o'clock A. M.
Which was agreed to.

The House resumed its session at 11:30 o'clock A. M.
The roll being called the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Acree, Blanton, Brown (Colum-
bia), Brown (DeSoto), Brown (Polk), Bullock, Butler
(Palm Beach), Butler (Duval), Cade, Causseaux, Cay,
Chase, Colson, Darnall, Dorman, Dougherty, Ellis,
Epperson, Fee, Floyd, Fortner, Goldstein, Gornto, Gray,
Hanson, Hatcher, High, Jennings, Lake, Lamb, Leslie,
Littell, MacWilliams, McClellan, McKenzie (Putnam),
McKenzie (Washington), McLeod, Middleton, Millinor,
Ogilvie, Porter, Reaves, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers,
Scofield, Sheppard, Singletary, Somerville, Stewart,
Stringer, Summers, Taylor, Terrell, Tidwell, Tomlin,
Wall, Ward, Warren, West, Wilson, Winthrop-63.
A quorum present.
Mr. Stringer of Hernando moved that the Chief Clerk
be instructed to mail to each member of the House, at










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his home address, the Journal of the House -for Wednes-
day, Oct. 3, 1912.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Dorman, Chairman of Committee on Enrolled. Bills.
submitted the following report:

House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., Octdber 3, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled an Act to Fix the Pay of the Memn-
bers, Officers and Attaches of the Special Session of the
Legislature convened October 1, 1912.
Also-
House Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled an Act Making an Appropriation
for Legislative Expenses for the Special Session of the
Legislature which convened October 1, 1912.
Beg to report, that said Bills have been examined and
finds them correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
W. R. DORMAN,
Chairman of Committee.

House Bills Nos. 1 and 2, contained in the above report,
were referred to the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills:
Mr. Dorman, 'Chairman of the Joint Committe on
'Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3,1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker. of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills to whom was
referred-
An Act authorizing and empowering the City of Jack-
sonville to acquire, own, construct, equip, operate, lease
and control municipal docks and terniinals, including
railroads; to acquire property and franchises for such
purposes and kindred and subsidiary purposes, and to










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issue bonds for such purposes, and creating certain
municipal offices for the City of Jacksonville, and pre-
scribing the duties thereof, and to carry into effect the
provisions of this Act.
Also-
An Act to authorize and empower the several counties
and any proper officer or officers thereof to receive,
hold and disburse any moneys that may be given and
paid by any corporation, association or person to pay the
expenses of electing any person or persons in or from any
such county or counties, or to reimburse such several
counties therefore, for or on account of the Special Ses-
sion of the Legislature, convened the 1st day of October,
1912.
Also-
An Act granting the City of Jacksonville, a municipal
corporation under the laws of the State of Florida, cer-
tain submerged lands or middle ground in the St. Johns
River for the purpose of navigation, commerce and
municipal docks and terminals for a period of one thou-
sand years and granting the said City of Jacksonville
the right for the purposes mentioned to widen, extend or
deepen the channel of the St Johns River within and
contiguous"' c its present corporate limits, and to fill in
build up, have, possess, use and own for such purposes
shoals, shallows, and middle ground or flats therein.
Also-
An Act authorizing and empowering the Treasurer of
the State of Florida to receive, hold and disburse any
moneys that may be given or paid by any corporation.
association or person, to pay the expenses of the Special
Session of the Legislature convened on the 1st day of
October, 1912, or to reimburse the State therefore.
Have carefully examined the same and find them cor
rectly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
W. R. DORMAN,
Chairman of Committee.

Mr. Dorman, Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:
5-H. R.










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House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 1912.
Hon. T. A. Jennings,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
House Bill No. 1:
A Bill to be entitled an Act to Fix the Pay of the Mem-
bers, Officers and Attaches of the Special Session of the
Legislature convened October 1, 1912.
Also-
House Bill No. 2:
A Bill to be entitled an Act Making an Appropriation
for Legislative Expenses for the Special Session of the
Legislature which convened October 1, 1912.
Beg to report, that said Bills have been examined and
finds them correctly enrolled.
Very respectfully,
W. R. DORMAN,
Chairman of Committee.

ENROLLED.

The Speaker announced that he was about fo sign-
An Act authorizing and empowering the City of Jack-
sonville to acquire, own, construct, equip, operate, -lease
and control municipal docks and terminals, including rail-
roads; to acquire property and franchises for such pur-
poses and kindred and subsidiary purposes, and to issue
bonds for such purposes, and creating certain municipal
offices for the City of Jacksonville, and prescribing the
duties thereof, and to carry into effect the provisions of
this act.
Also-
An Act to authorize and empower the several coun-
ties and any proper officer or officers thereof to re-
ceive, hold and disburse any moneys that may be given
and paid by any corporation, association or person to
pay the expenses of electing any person or persons in or
from any such county or counties, or to reimburse such
several counties therefore, for or on account of the Spe-









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cial Session of the Legislature, convened the first day of
October, 1912.
Also-
An Act granting the City of Jacksonville, a muni-
cipal corporation under the laws of the State of Florida,
certain submerged lands or middle ground in the St.
'Johns River for the purpose of navigation, commerce and
municipal docks and terminals for a period of one thou-
sand years and granting the said City of Jacksonville
the right for the purposes mentioned to widen, extend or
deepen the channel of the St. Johns River within and
contiguous to its present corporate limits, and to fill in,
build up, have, possess, use and own for such purposes
shoals, shallows and middle ground or flats therein.
Also-
An Act authorizing and empowering the Treasurer
of the State of Florida to receive, hold and disburse
any moneys that may be given or paid by any corpora-
tion, association or person, to pay the expenses of the
Special Session of the Legislature convened on the first
day of October, 1912, or to reimburse the State therefore.
The Acts were therefore duly signed by the Speaker and
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, and ordered
returned to Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled
Bills to convey to the Senate for the signature of the
President and Secretary thereof.

The Speaker announced that he was about to sign-
An Act to fix the pay of the members, officers and at-
taches of the Special Session of the Legislature convened
October 1, 1912.
Also-
An Act making an appropriation for legislative
expenses for the Special Session of the Legislature, which
convened October 1, 1912.
The Acts were therefore duly signed by the Speaker
and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, and
ordered returned to the Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills to convey to the Senate for the signa-
ture of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Rogers, of Marion, moved that Messrs. Reaves and
MacWilliams be excused from further attendance upon
this session.
Which was agreed to.










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Mr. Colson moved that Messrs. Robinson and Taylor
be excused from further attendance upon the session.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Singletary, of Jackson, moved that Messrs. War-
ren, Millinor, Butler, of Palm Beach, Steart and Fee be
excused from further attendance upon this session.
Which was agreed to.
A' committee from the Senate, consisting of Messrs.
Wells, Flournoy and Adkins appeared at the bar of the
House and notified the House that the Senate is no ready
to adjourn sine die.
Mr. Rogers moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed by the Speaker to inform the Senate that the House
is now ready to adjourn sine die.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed as such committee
Messrs. Rogers, Dorman and High. After a brief ab-
sence the committee returned and reported that they had
performed the duty assigned them and asked to be dis-
charged.
The committee was discharged.
Mr. Gray moved that the Speaker appoint a commit-
tee of three to notify His Excellency, the Governor, that
the House had performed the work for which the extraor-
dinary session was called, and is now ready to adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Gray, West
and Bullock as such committee.
After a brief absence the committee returned and re-
ported that they had performed the duty assigned them
and asked to be discharged.
The committee was discharged.
At 12 o'clock M. the Speaker, in accordance with a
previous resolution, declared the House adjourned sine
die.










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CERTIFICATE.
Legislature, State of Florida,
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee.
This is certify that, as Chief Clerk, I have finished the
duties assigned me, and that the foregoing is a correct
copy of the proceedings of the House of Representatives
for the Special Session which met October 1st. 1912. I have
mailed a copy of the House Journal of October 3d to each
member of the House of Representatives, and beg leave to
return my sincere thanks to the members of the House of
Representatives for their uniform kindness to me during
the Special Session of 1912.
Very respectfully,
J. G. KELLUM,
Chief Clerk.









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Pay Roll Legislature
Special Session of 1912.


SUMMARY.
Senate. House.
Members ................ ...$1,604.90 $4,294.70
Attaches ........ ........... 229.20 549.90
Miscellaneous ............... 75......



$1,834.85



$4,844.60












ATTACHES OF THE SENATE.
SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISLATURE, 1912.
NAME. POSITION Days. Rate. Mileage. Amount.
Charles A. Finley..............Secretary ...................... 5 $6.00 ...... $ 30.00
Jack Peters .................... Assistant Secretary ............. 3 6.00 $25.50 43.50
Columbus B. Smith............. Sergeant-at-Arms ............... 3 6.00 ...... 18.00
Rev. A. D. Adcock..............Chaplain ...................... 3 4.00 ...... 12.00
E. G. Eubanks. ...............Doorkeeper .................... 3 6.00 2.00 20.00
Thomas Lester .................Page .................. ...... 1 4.00 ...... 4.00
Tracy W. Baker ...............Page ...................... ...... 2 4.00 15.70 23.70 w
George Hale ............. ......Janitor ...................... 3 6.00 ...... 18.00
Pauline A. Costa.............. Engrossing Secretary ............ 2 6.00 ..... 12.00
Sarah E. Appleyard............ Engrossing Room .............. 2 5.00 ...... 10.00
"Mrs. Florence B. Gorman........Enrolling Secretary ............ 3 6.00 ...... 18.00
Mrs. Arvah Hopkins............Enrolling Room ............... 1 5.00 ...... 5.00
Mary Gorman ................Enrolling Clerk ................ 2 5.00 ...... 10.00
Mrs. Fred Biddulph...........Enrolling Clerk ................ 1 5.00 ...... 5.00
$229.20










ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE.
SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISLATURE, 1912.
NAME. POSITION. Days. Rate. Mileage. Amount.
J. G. Kellum................. Chief Clerk..................... 3 $6.00 ...... $ 18.00
D. G. Rivers .................... Assistant Chief Clerk........... 3 6.00 $21.00 39.00
C. C. Epperson................ Bill Clerk ..................... 3 6.00 26.00 44.00
N. R. Walker..................Reading Clerk ................. 3 6.00 2.50 20.50
W. B. Lanier................... Assistant Reading Clerk......... 3 6.00 16.50 34.50
Eli Futch .....................Engrossing Clerk .............. 3 6.00 20.00 38.00
C. W. Edwards ................Enrolling Clerk ................ 3 6.00 39.10 57.10
C. H. Gray ....................Recording Clerk ............... 3 6.00 3.00 21.00
L. M. Griffin.................. Sergeant-at-Arms .............. 3 6.00 11.00 29.00 t
L. A. Perkins, Jr...............Messenger ..................... 3 6.00 ...... 18.00
T. J. Pevy. ....................Doorkeeper .................... 3 6.00 2.00 20.00
S. W. Lawler .................Chaplain ................... .... 3 4.00 ...... 12.00
Eugene Hawkins...............Janitor ....................... 3 5.00 16.50 31.50
R. D. Driggers.................. Assistant Janitor .............. 3 5.00 33.20 48.20
Uly Russell .................. Page .......................... 3 4.00 10 12.10
Paul Stokley ................. Page .......................... 3 4.00 29.40 41.40
J. M. Duncan.................. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms ...... 3 6.00 32.60 50.60
Pauline Costa .................. Extra Enrolling Clerk........... 3 5.00 ...... 15.00
$549.90









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MISCELLANEOUS PAY ROLL, HOUSE.
SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISLATURE, 1912.

Name. Service. Amount.
George Hale- Ice ............................. $.75


















INDEX

TO THE

JOURNAL

OF THE



House of Representatives:


EXTRA SESSION



(Odober I1t to Odober 3rd, 1912)


















Members of the House.

For names, postoffice address and district of the follow-
ing and other members, see preliminary pages to this
Journal.

ANGLE, A. J.-Polk.

Resolution introduced by-14.

BULLOCK, R. B.-Marion.

Appointed on Committee-60.

BROWN, J. C.-Polk.

Attended and sworn-40.
Appointed on Committee-41.

CAY, C. A.-Leon

Appointed on Committees-39.

COLSON, W. W.-Alachua.

Bills introduced by-45.

DORMAN, W. R.-Suwannee.

Resolution introduced by-54.
Appointed on Committee-60.

DOUGHERTY, CHARLES-Volusia.
Appointed on Committee-5.
Resolution introduced by-38.










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DARNELL, MARCY B.-Monroe.
Appointed on Committees-39.

ELLIS, F. H.-Alachua.
Bills introduced by-44.

FEE, FRED-St. Lucie.
Resolution introduced by-41.

GORNTO, J. M.-Lafayette.
Resolutions introduced by-13, 54.

GOLDSTEIN, HARRY-Nassau.
Resolution introduced by-14.

GRAY, R. A.-Gadsden.
Appointed on Committee-5.

HARPER, JOHN F.-Escambia.
Appointed on Committee-5.

HATCHER, J. G.-Lake.
Appointed on Committee-39.

HIGH, JOHN-Hamilton.
Appointed on Committee-60.

MATTHEWS, E. S.-Bradford.
Appointed on Committees-5, 17.

MAcWILLIAMS, W. A.-St. Johns.
Appointed on Committee-5, 17.
Resolution introduced by-16.

ROGERS, R. F.-Marion.
Appointed on Committee-5, 60.









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REAVES, O. K.-Manatee.
Appointed on Committee-17.

STRINGER, FRED L.-Hernando.
Resolutions introduced by-16, 40.

WARREN, JOAN M.-Monroe.
Resolution introduced by-12.

WEST, T. F.-Santa Rosa.
Resolution introduced by-5.
Appointed on Committee-60.

WARD, GEO. W.-Walton.
Resolution introduced by-55.

















HOUSE BILLS.



*a ..

SUBJECT OF BILL. BY WHOM INTRODUCED. V P




1 Appropriation for expenses of spe-1
cial session of Legislature .... Ellis ............................ 44 45 .. 45 56 60
2 Pay of members, officers and at
teaches of extra session of the
Legislature ................... Colson ........................... 45 45 58 46 56 60










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SENATE BILLS IN THE HOUSE.



SUBJECT.g
o1



1 City of Jacksonville, grant of powers............ 47 47 48 58
2 Counties of the State authorized to re-
ceive and disburse moneys for expenses
on account of extra session of Legisla-
ture ...................................................................................... 42 42 43 58
3 City of Jacksonville, power to acquire
docks, terminals and other property
and to issue bonds 'for such purpose
and to create certain offices................................ 51 51 52 59
4 State Treasurer authorized to receive
money to pay expenses of extra session... 49 50 50 59


HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS.




SUBJECT. *

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1



Hour for adjournment of special session.................... 116116



2 IPayment of expenses of special session...................... 38



38



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HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.



SUBJECT.

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1 Em ploym ent of attaches .................. ..................................... 5 5
2 Committee to.draft resolutions on the death of
Hon. P. T. Knight....................... ............... .. 12 12
3 F federal prim aries ...................................................................... 13 14
.4 Correspondence between Governor and A. J.
Angle and between Governor and convict.,
lessees regarding right of A. J. Angle to, seat
in H ou se .............................................................................. .......... 15 15
5 Requesting the Governor to transmit informa-
tion, as to contributions to defray expenses
o f session n ........................... ........................... ................1. ..... 1. 5 1
6 House Rule No. 56, amendment of................ ...............116 16
7 Rules of the H ouse............................... ........... 40 ......
8 Pay rolls to require mileage forA. J. Angle and
mileage and per diem for J. C. Brown.......... 141 41
9 Desk for member from Piriellas County.............. 54 54
10 Photographs of Speakers of House since Florida
was adm itted as a State................................................... 54 55
11 Secretary of State to furnish House with veto
m messages .................................................. .......... ....................... 5 55



I. :















UNCLASSIFIEI) SUBJECTS 1N 'THE HOUSE.

Attaches, Resolution contininig employment..... : 5
Attaches. See Officers and Aftachies; .
Assistant Chief Clerk, elected and sworn .................................... 8
Answers to roll call............... 14, 17, 19, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 56
Constitution, Section 2 of Article III., Sec. 8, Art. IV. 1
Certificate of Secretary of State certifying to 'the
elections of new members for the special session
............................................................... ........... 5, 6, 7. 8
C haplain, E election of ....................................................... ... ............ ......... 8
Correspondence with reference to seat of Representa-
tive from P olk Count ..... ..................................................... ......20-3
Committee to inform Senate that House is ready to
a d jo u rn ................................................... ........... ............... .................. .......... 6 0
Committee to inform Governor that House has com-
pleted its work and is ready to adjourn.............................. 60
Certificate of Chief Clerk .......................... ......... .............. 61
E election of C chaplain ........................................................................... 8
Evidence before Committee on Privileges and Elec-
tions as to contest of seat of Representative from
P olk C ou nty .............................................. ......... ................................. .... 0-36
Members of the House. See Index to Members of the
House; also, preliminary pages prefixed to this
Journal.
Messenger, Elected and sworn .......................... ................... 8
Messages from the Governor.............................................9, 18. 44
Messages from the Senate..................................42, 47, 53, 54, 56
Officers and Attaches. See preliminary pages prefixed
to this Journal.
Proclamation by the Governor ordering special ses-
sio n ........................ ........ ................ ................ ........................................ 2
Proclamation of the Governor ordering special elec-
tion in P olk C ounty.................................... ................................ 22
Petition to the Governor from citizens of Polk County
asking for special election for Representative from
Polk County ......................................................... ............29-30
Pay rolls .............................. ......... ..........62, 63, 64, 65
Roll call of members.................................14, 17, 19, 36, 39, 41, 43
Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections on
petition of J. C. Brown contesting seat of A. J.
A ngle .......... ................ ............ ........... 20













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Registration certificate of A. J. Angle............ ................... 24
Report of committee to draft resolution regarding the
death of P. T. K night.l;. ......... ........ ....... ........... .... 37
Resolution regarding death of Hon. P. T. Knight............ 37
Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections re-
garding the seating. of J. C. Brown adopted .......... 40