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A Journal of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... session of the Legislature of the State of Florida
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Title: A Journal of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... session of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Alternate Title: House journal
Caption title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
Physical Description: v. : ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Manufacturer: N.M. Bowen
Creation Date: February 6, 1889
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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General Note: At head of title: House journal.
General Note: Description based on: Extra session (1889).
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003417932
oclc - 12901225
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System ID: UF00027834:00005
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of the proceedings of the Assembly of the State of Florida, at its ... session
Succeeded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Journal of the House of Representatives
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Governor's Message
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    February 1889
        Wednesday, February 6
            Page 22
            Page 23
            Page 24
            Page 25
            Page 26
            Page 27
            Page 28
            Page 29
            Page 30
            Page 31
            Page 32
            Page 33
            Page 34
            Page 35
            Page 36
        Thursday, February 7
            Page 37
            Page 38
            Page 39
            Page 40
            Page 41
            Page 42
            Page 43
        Friday, February 8
            Page 44
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            Page 48
            Page 49
        Saturday, February 9
            Page 50
            Page 51
            Page 52
            Page 53
            Page 54
            Page 55
            Page 56
            Page 57
            Page 58
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            Page 60
            Page 61
            Page 62
        Tuesday, February 12
            Page 63
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        Wednesday, February 13
            Page 74
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        Thursday, February 14
            Page 82
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        Friday, February 15
            Page 92
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        Saturday. February 16
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        Monday, February 18
            Page 120
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        Tuesday, February 19
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        Wednesday, February 20
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    List of Members and Attaches of the House of Representatives, February, 1889
        Page 175
        Page 176
Full Text




HOUSE JOURNAL.


A JOURNAL
OF THE

PROCEEDINGS
OF THE


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE

EXTRA SESSION
OF THE

LEGISLATURE

OF THE


STATE OF FLORIDA,
Ielod Under the Constitution Adopted by the Convention of 1885.

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF
TALLAASSEE, ON TUESDAY, FEB 5, 1889.



J. L. GASKINS (of Bradford), SPEAKER.
WM. H. REYNOLDS (of Polk), CHIEF CLERK.


TALLAHASSEE, PLA. :
N. M. BOWEN, PRINTER.
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OF THE


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Of the State of Florida, at an Extraordinary Session of the
Legislature, convened by the following Proclamation of his
Excellency, the Governor, begun and held at the Capitol, in
the city of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on Tuesday,
the 5tlI .lhi of February, A. D., 1889 :
STATE OF FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
To All and Singular the Senators and Members of the House of
Bep resentatives of the State of Florida.*
WHEREAS, THE CONSTITUTION OF FLORIDA provides that the
Legislature shall establish a State Board of Health, and'also.
County Boards of Health, in all counties where it may be nec-
essary ; and that the State Board of Health shall have super-
vision of all matters relative to Public Health, with such duties,
powers and responsibilities as may be prescribed by law;
And Whereas, Such provision of the Constitution has not
been complied with;
And Whereas, It appears to be expedient and necessary for
the preservation of the Public Health that the aforesaid pro-
vision of the Constitution be carried into effect by appropriate
legislation at an earlier date than that fixed for the next Reg-
ular Session of the Legislature ; Now, therefore, I,
FRANCIS P. FLEMING,
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Con-
stitution, do hereby convene the



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LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN EXTRA SESSION, AT THE CAPITAL, IN TALLAHASSEE, ON
TUESDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A. D. 1]s'', AT 12
O'CLocK, MERIDIAN,
for the purpose of establishing a State Board of Health, and
also County Boards of Hi. lflthi, in all counties where it may be
necessary ; nl-.l ri.iii ti-. lmiitie. il.weri and rel .in' il.,ili iei
of such Boai.l- I iHeal ll, :.il l i.I ov 1 iIi the means, mkin g
such appropriations and enacting such laws as may be in-.'es-iry
for the preservation of the public health.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and have
caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be
affixed hltrvl.ilito. Done at the Capital, this the six-
[L. s.] teenth day of January, A. D. 1889, and ort tie ?Inde-
pendence of the United States, the one hundred and
thirteenth year.
FRANCIS P. FLEMING, Governor.
By the Governor -Atit. :
JOHN L CRAWFORD, Secretary of State.
The House of Representatives was called to order by W. H,
Reynolds, former Chief Clerk of the House.
Mr. Latham moved that W. EH. Reynolds be elected tempo-
rary Clerk ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Clark moved that the roll of counties be called;
Which was agreed to.
The r. 11, as cer itied by th Secretary of State, being called,
the following members answered to their names:
tAlbury, W. D., Dade county,
Atkins, T. MI., Sumter county.
'Barber, C. F,, Haker county.
Baltzell, G. L., Nassau county.
Baskin, A. P., Maiion county.
Bates, Mortimer, Gadsden county.
Beil;cliiiiii, GC:,l r, Putnam county.
Blitch, S. I., Marion county.
Blitch, N. A., Levy county.
Broad, R. J., Putnam county.
tBuie, S. P., Columbia county.
Corbett, A. J., St. Johns county.
Cristie, E., Leon county.
Clark, Frank, Polk county.









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t(Delgado, M. P., Monroe county..
tDickenson, J. J., Lake county.
Edwards, H. D., Citrus county.
Farmer, W. W., Nassau county.
Fillingim, A. T., Escambia county.
Gaskins, J. L Bradford county.
Gainer, W. B., Washington county.
Green, E. W., Volusia county.
Gunn, W. H., Liberty county.
Hall, G. W., Clay county.
Hart, I. F., Lafayette county.
Hawley, A. B., Volusia county.
Hendry, John W., DeSoto county.
Hinson. B. H., Gadsden county.
Jones, G. P., Columbia county.
Johnson, Riley, Osceola county.
Johnston, H. W., Franklin county.
Knight, M. M., Suwannee county.
Knight, Peter 0., Lee county.
Latham, J. F., Pasco county.
Layne, James, Manatee county.
Lewis, George A., Duval county.
Martin, S. M., Suwannee county.
Mathes, B. N., Hillsborough county.
McCaskill, E. V., Santa Rosa county.
McNeil, Asa, Holmes county.
Moore, T. V., St. Johns county.
Morgan, E. C., Orange county.
Moreno, M. K., Monroe county.
Milton, W. H., Jr., Jackson county.
tNorwood, W' S., Brevard county.
O'Neal, J. W., Madison county.
Paterson, Hugh, Madison county.
Raker, T. J., Wakulla county.
Ilt. li.iI, J. C., Bradford county.
Rives, W. C., Alachua county.
Rourke, John, Santa Rosa county.
Saunders, W. B., Walton county.
Scott, John R., Duval county.
Shine, T. W., Orange county.
Smith, Gabriel, Jackson county.
Smith, E. M., Hamilton county.
Snow, J. R, Hernando county.
Stapler, J. F., Hamilton county.
Taylor, F. B., Jefferson county.
Tompkins, J. R., Alachua county
tTrammell, J. W., Polk county.










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Turnbull, S. J., Jefferson county.
Vaughn, J. B., Escambia county.
Walker, B. F., Leon county.
tWalton, J. B., 1cillI-I:i'ir.ih county.
Whidden, C. B., Taylor county.
Wilson, E. A.. Lake county.
Yon, F. M., Calhoun county.
f These members did not answer to their namee.
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 5, 1889.

W. H. Reynolds, Chief Clerk :
I, John L. Crawford, Secretary or State, do hereby certify
that the foregoing is a correct lis, of the members-elect of the
House of Representatives of the State of Florida.
Given under my hand, and the Groat Seal of the State of
Florida, at Tallahassee, the capital, the day and year first
above written.
[L. s.] JOHN L. CRAwFORD,
Secretary of State.
On motion of Mr. Latham, the following members came
forward and took the oath of office prescribed by the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida, before the Hon. David S.
Walker, Judge of the Second District C'irt.nif Court of Flor-
ida, to-wit:
Atkins, T. M., Sumter county.
Barber, C. F., Baker county.
Baltzell, G. L., Nassau county.
Baskin, A. P.,Marion county.
Bates, Mortimer, Gadsden county.
Berkelman, George, Putnam county.
Blitch, S. H., Marion county.
Blitch, N. A., Levy county.
Broad, R. J., Putnam county.
Corbett, A. J., St. Johns county.
Christie, E., Leon county.
Clark, Frank, Polk county.
Edwards, A. D., Citrus county.
Farmer, W. W., Nassau county.
Fillingim, A. T., Escambia county.
Gaskins, J. L., Bradford county.
Gainer, W. B., Washington county.
Green, E. W., Volusia county.
Gunn, W. H., Liberty county.
Hall, G. W., Clay county.










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Hart, I. F., Lafayette county.
Hawley, A. B., Volusia county.
Hendry, John W., DeSoto county.
Hinion, B. H., Gadsden county.
Jones, G. P., Columbia county.
Johnson, Riley, Osceola county.
Johnston, H. W., Franklin county.
Knight, M. M., Suwannee county.
Knight, Peter O., Lee county.
Latham, J. F., Pasco county.
Layne, James, Manatee county.
Lewis, George A., Duval county.
Martin, S. M., Suwannee county.
Mathes, B. N., Hillsborough county.
McCaskill, E. V., Santa Rosa county.
Mr-Neil. Asa, Holmes county.
Moor:-, T. V., St. Johns county.
Morgan, E. C., Orange county.
Moreno, M. R., Monroe county.
Milton, W. II. Jr., Jackson county.
O'Neal, J. W., Madison county.
Paterson, Hugh, Madison county.
Raker, T. J., Wakulla county.
Richard, J. C., Bradford county.
Rives, W. C., Alachua county.
Rourke, John, Santa Rosa county.
Saunders, W. B., Walton county.
Scott, John R., Duval county.
Shine, T. W., Orange county.
Smith, Gabriel, Jackson county.
Smith, E. M., Hamilton county.
Snow, J. R., Hernando county.
Stapler, J. F., Hamilton county.
Taylor, F. B., Jefferson county.
Tompkins, J. R., Alachua county.
Turnbull, S. J., Jefferson county.
Vaughn, J. B., Escambia county.
Walker, B. F., Leon county.
Whidden, C. B., Hillsborough county.
Wilson, E. A., Lake county.
Yon, F. M., Calhoun county.
A quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Latham, Mr. Shine, of Orange, was
elected Speaker pro tem.
On motion of Mr. Baskin, Messrs. Latham and Clark were
appointed a committee of two to conduct tht Speaker pro tern.
to the chair.









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On taking the chair the S-.eaker I''" tin, in aplpropiiate
remarks, thanked the House for the honor co(nI-rre'l upon
him.
On motion of Mr. Latham,, W. H. Reynoli.l, of Polk, was
chosen Clerk pro tern.
The Speaker pro tern. announced that nominations for
Speaker of the House were in order.
Mr. Baltzell, of Nassau, nominated the Hon. John L. Gas-
1ins, of Bradford, for permanent Speaker of the House of Rep-
resentatives.
The roll being called, the vote was:
For J. L. Gaskins-Messrs., Atkins, Barib)-r, Balitzell, Bankiu,
Bates, Blitch of Marion, glitch of Levy, Corbett, 'hrirtie,
*Clark, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingimn, Gainer, 11111n, Hall, Hlart,
Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johliison -oti Oseeola, Johnstoni of 'Frank-
in, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Lath im, Lnvue, Mar-
tin, Mathes, McCaskill, AiMcNeil, Moore, Morgan, MNiltcon, Jr,
O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richlar.l, Piives, Roi ke, Mhiie, Smith
of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Sniow, Stapllr, Taylo:r, Toilp-
kins, Turnbullb Whidden, Wilson, Vaughn and Yon-51.
For T. W. Shine-Mr. Walker-1.
Mr. Corbett, of St. Johns, moved that the election of Mr.
Gaskins be made unanimous;
Which was agreed to, and Mr. Gaskins was declared unani-
mously elected permanent Speaker of the House.
Mr. Blitch, of Marion, moved that a committee of three be
.appointed to conduct the Speaker-elect to the chair;
Which was agreed to.
Messrs. Blitch of Marion, Baltzell and Latham were ap-
pointed such committee.
On taking the Chair, Mr. Gaskins made the following re-
marks:
Fellow Members of the House of Representatives:
It is with peculiar pleasure that I appear before you as your
chosen presiding officer for this present session.
It is unnecessary for me to make any extended remarks, as
you are fresh from the fields of political contest, and bring
with you a full understanding of the issues of the day.
It becomes our paramount duty to give this very important
question of protecting the public health our devoted consider-
ation ; that not only the lives of our constituents and the citi-
zes of our State are looking forward to our actions with anx-









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iety, but the commercial world is unhesitatingly cl:mlin
for protection.
I hope you will give the question for which we have been
convened prompt and earnest attention.
The Speaker announced that nominations for Chief Clerk
were in order.
Mr: Baltzell nominated W. H. Reynolds of Polk, for Chief
Clerk of the House.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Corbett, Cristie,
Clark, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Gunn, Hall, Hart,
Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of
Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne,
Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Milton,
Jr., O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saun-
ders, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow,
Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Whid-
den, Wilson and Yon-53.
Nays-None.
W. H. Reynolds was declared duly elected Chief Clerk of
the House.
A committee from the Senate, consisting of Senators
Rogers, Stapleton, and Swearingen, appeared at the bar of
House, and announced that the Senate was organized and
ready to proceed to business.
On motion of Mr. Turnbull, the Rules of the last House of
Representatives were adopted as the rules of this House.
Mr. Blitch, of Levy, moved that the House proceed to the
election of Sergeant-at-Arms;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. W. R. Taylor, of Jefferson, for
Sergeant-at-Arms.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell,
Baskin, Bates, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Cor-
bett, Christie, Clark, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Hall, Hart,
Hendry, Ilinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of
Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham,
Layne, Martin,Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Milton, Jr.,
O'Neal, Paterson, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Shine, Smith of
Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tomp-
kins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Wilson and Yon-47.
Nays-None.









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Mr. Tanlor was- declared duly elected Seigeant-at-Arms of
the House.
Mr. Kniligt, of Lee, moved to proceed to the election of a

Which nwa agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. J. E. Bass, of Osceola, for door-
keeper of the House.
The roll being called the vote was :
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Blitch of Marion. Blitch of Levy, Corbett,. Christie,
Clark, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Gunn, Hall, Hart.
Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of
Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham,
M:irtiin, Mathes, Ml. ':i-ill;, AMI. .eil, Moore, Milton, Jr., 0'Ne:i ,
Paterson, Raker, R, i.lI iir., li i, :, Rourke, Saunders, Shine,
"'ltith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snov., St.rildl. Taylor,
Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Wlin.ll.ln, Wilson
and Yon-52.
Nays-None.
Mr. J.,E. Bass was declared duly elected door-keeper of the
House.
On motion of Mr. Knight, of Lee, W. H. Reynolds, Chief
Clerk, and W. R. Taylor, Sergeant at-Arms, came forward and
were sworn in by the Speaker.
Mr. Turnbull II., I \.1 ril. :I, i.. i irii- of three be appointed
to inform the Senate that the House was organized and ready
to proceed to business';
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs. Turn-
bull, Knight, of Lee, and Shine.
Mr. Baltzell moved that the House proceed to the election
of an Assistant Clerk;
'Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. W. G. Wright, of Lake, for As-
sistant Clerk of tii- H.ini,.
The roll being c-ll-1l, the vote was:
Yeas- Mr. Speaker, Mc-.r-. Atkins, Barber, Balt-zell,
Baskin, Bates, Blitch of Marion, Blitch, of Levy, Corbett,
Clark, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gaskins, Gainer, Gunn,
Hall, Hart, Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, John-
ston of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, La-
tham, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Milton,
O'Neal, Paterson, Richard, Rives, Rouke, Saunders, Shine,
Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor,










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Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Whidden, Wilson
and Yon-52.
Nays-None.
Mr. W. G. Wright was declared duly elected Assistant Clerk
of the House.
On motion of Mr. Knight, of Lee, Mr. W. G. Wright was
duly sworn in by the Chief Clerk.
Mr. Berkelman moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed to inform His Excellency, the Governor, that the House
was organized and ready to proceed to business;
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Berkelman, Richard and
Barber were appointed such committee, who, after being ah-
sent a few minutes, returned and reported that the committee
had discharged said duty, and that the Governor would com-
municate with the House at 3 o'clock P. M. to-day.
Mr. Baltzell moved that the House proceed to the election
of a Reading Clerk;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. N. R. Walker, of Wakulla, for
the position of Reading Clerk of the House.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Blitch of M5-in .i, Blitch of Levy, Corbett, Christie, Clark,
E.lw...-!. Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hen-
dry, lHinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Frank-
lin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Martin,
Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Milton, Jr., O'Neil, Pater-
son, Raker, Rives, Rourke, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of
Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull,
Vaughn, Walker, Wilson and Yon-48.
Nays-None.
Mr. N. R. Walker was declared duly elected Reading Clerk
of the House, and was, on motion, duly sworn.
On motion of Mr. Rourke the House adjourned until 3
o'clock P. M. to-day.


THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
The House resumed its session.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett,
Christie, Clark, Delgado, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer,









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Green, Gunn, Hall, Ha.rt. Hawley, Hendry, Hinson, Jones,.
Johnson of Osceola, .Johnston irt' Frankli i, Kniitht o SLuwan-
nee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, 'r'itin. Mathes,
McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, M..r.4., Mlor.n.., Milton. Jr,
O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richl.ini, Riv,-, Rourke, S:iiuni:l-r,
Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Sta-
pler, Taylor, Tompkins, Trammell, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker,
Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-64.
A quorum present.
Mr. Milton moved that the House proceed to the election of
the Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. J. W. Callaway, of Jackson, for
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
The roll being called, the vote was :
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Atkins, Barber, B.ilt-
zell, Baskin, Bates, Blitch ot Marion, Blitch of Levy, C'orl-tt,
Christie. Clark, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Gunn,
Hart, Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnstop
of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham,
Layne, Lewis, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, .McNeil, Moore,
Morgan, Moreno, Milton, Jr., O'Neal, Paterson, Richard, Rives,
Rourke, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton,
Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Walker, Wilson and
Yon-50.
Nays -None.
Mr. J. W. Callaway was declared duly elected as Assistant
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House, and sworn in.
Mr. Baskin moved that all the remaining officers of the
House be elected viva voce;
Which was agreed to.
The Secretary appeared at the bat of the House with a
message from the Governor ;
Which was received.
Mr: Baltzell moved that the House proceed to the election
of two messengers of the House;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell placed in nomination J. M. Sylvester and W.
F. .Iigginboi ham for messengers.
The vote being had, M ---. lv\e(.ter and ?li ;l,,th.l.I
were declared duly I-lr.t..1-l i.e--i-c,.rs of the House.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, moved that the House proceed to the
election of a Recording Clerk;
Which was agreed to.









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Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. A. F. Hill, of Pasco, for Record-
ing Clerk.
The vote being had, Mr. A. F. Hill was declared duly elected
Recording Clerk of the House.
Mr. Clark moved that the House proceed to the election of
an Engrossing (lerk;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. H. J. Drain, of Polk, for En-
grossing Clerk.
The vote being taken, Mr. H. J. Drain was declared .Inly
elected Engrossing Clerk of the House.
Mr. Knight, of Lee. moved that the House proceed to the
election of an Enrolling Clerk;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr. J. C. Clark for Enrolling Clerk.
The vote being taken Mr. J. C. Clark was duly elected En-
rolling Clerk of the House.
Mr. Rourke moved that the House proceed to elect three
Pages;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Newton Barco, of Levy; Walter
Seay, of Pasco; and Pat McGriff, of Leon, for Pages of the
House.
The vote being taken, Newton Barco, Walter Seay and Pat
McGriff were declared duly elected Pages of the House.
Mr. Knight, of fee, moved that the House proceed to the
election of a Chaplain;
Wh ch.was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell nominated Mr, M. F. Brown, of Columbia,
for Chaplain.
The vote being taken Mr. M. F. Brown was declared duly
elected Chaplain of the House.
Mr. Farmer moved that the House proceed to the election
of a Janitor;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baltzell placed in nomination Mr. George Dice, of
Madison, for Janitor.
The vote being taken, Mr. George Dice was declared duly
elected Junitor of the House.
Mr. O'Neal moved that the House proceed 1 to the election
of an Assistant Janitor of the House.








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Mr. Latham moved that if there is a ine:cssity for an
Assistant Janitor that, the Splr.nker may |appilint oiie;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, moved that the officers elected now
come forward and be sworn in;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knight, i.i' Lee, moved that tilh Iiissi' of the Gover-
nor be read.
On motion of Mr. Knight, of Lee, the following MeIsag'
from the Governor was read:



















OR.VERNOR'S MIESSAGEB
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EXECUTIVE OFFICE,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., February 5th, 1889.'
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives of the
State of Florida:
It appeared to the framers of the Constitution that the pub
lie interests would be best subserved by regular biennial ses-
sions of the Legislature, which they provided should be held
"commencing on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
April, A. D. 1887, and on the corresponding day every second
year thereafter." Realizing, however, that extraordinary oc-
casions might arise when the best interests of the State would
require 1he convening of the Legislature in extra session, such
emergency was provided for in he following language, Article
IV, Section 8: The Governor may, on extraordinary oc-
pasions, convene the Legislature by proclamation, and shall,
in his proclamation, 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 is e-I..ia:ilyv
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 authority thus vested in the Governor should not be ex-
ercised except in case ot urgent necessity, or, in .the language
of the Constitution, on extraordinary occasions," when the
public interests would seem to'demand the labors of the legis
lative department of the government in the interregnum be-
tween the regular sessions.
Article XV of the Constitution, under the caption of Pub-









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lie Health," provides as follows: Section 1. The Legislature
shall establish a State Board of Health, and also County
Boards of Health in all counties where it may be necessary.
SEc. 2. The State Board of Health shall have supervision
of all matters relating to public health, with such duties,
powers and responsibilities as mnv be prescribed by law.
Sco. 3. The County Boards of Health abnl have such
powers and be under the supervision of the State Board of
Health to such extent as the Legislature may prescribe."
The wisdom of the framers of the Constitution, which con-
tains this article, was sustained by a large majority of the
popular vote; and the Constitution thui ratified at the gen-
eral election of A. D. 1886, became the fundamental law of the
Sr:itr. The establishment of a Stite Board of Health is,
therefore, no longer a debatable question of policy, but a're-
quireuent of the Constitution, which, up to this time, has not
been complied with.
In May, of 1887, yellow fever was brought to our State
from Havana, making its appearance in Key West, where it
soon became epidemic. Later in the season, about the time
that it was happily suppressed in Key West, it was brought to
Tampa, becoming -,;.1..1ni.- in October, and soon after made
its appearance in M\ i I... and Plant City. The mildness of
the winter of 1837 8 *li. i..,.i ti .1 the hope and expectation
that the coil seas n would eradicate the disease from the lim-
its of the State, and during last spring it became apparent
that it still lingered in Plant City, cropping out also during
the summer in Tainpa and Manatee. About the first of Au-
gust of the past year a case of yellow fever was discovered in
Jacksonville, and on the eighth of that month the Duval
County Board of Health announced several other cases, and
expressed the fear that the fever would become epidemic.
Their fears were unfortunately realized, and by the latter part
of that month the fever prevailed in almost every part of the
city, continuing through the fall months, and until the early
part of December, on the 15th of which month, several frosts
having intervened, the County Board of Health considered it
safe, and. permitted refugees to return to the city.









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Soon after the outbreak of the fever in Jacksonville it;
became epidemic in MacClenny, and some six weeks later itn
Sanderson. It also prevailed during the fall in Fernandina,
Gainesville and Enterprise. In Live Oak, late in the fall
there were five cases and one death; and in Green C'ove
Springs, fifteen cases, but no deaths.
It will thus be seen that.during the summer and fall, of the
past year, the yellow fever prevailed as an epidemic in the most
populous city of the State, and in a number of smaller places in
East and South Florida; though vast areas, including many
cities and villages in those sections of the State were absolutely
free foom the disease, and enjoyed the blessing of perfect.
healthfulness.
The failure of the Legislature to comply with the mandate
of the Constitution, Article XV, above quoted, left us without
any general State organization for the preservation of the
public Ih alth, with powers and authority sufficient to grapple'
with the silent and insidious foe which had fastened upon the
vitals of various portions of the State. And the
only means of protection on which our people
could rely in this emergency, so far as the *tate
authority extended, were the County Boards of Health,
whose jurisdiction was limited by the boundaries of their
respective county' s.
The object of the County Board was to protect the people of
its own county, and to this end it established quarantine rules
and regulations without the power to enforce them !hl-rind
their county precincts. The county line was, therefore,
usually ;l,rrdl I, tli. quarantine line There was, in many
instances, an entire want of harmony or uniformity of action
among tho different counties as to quarantine regulations,
the length of the quarantine period varying from ten too
twenty days. Some counties quarantined only against,
infected places, or counties in which the fever prevailed;
others against vast sections of the Stat:i, m.iking no discrimi-
nation between infected and non infected localties; and still
others against all the world outside of their county limits.
The consequent confusion in the quarantine restrictions
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throughout tho Stt:teoiinl tli iiul,.liig <.of travel :uI1 business
beyond what was necessary for the public s:i ty, can readily
be appreciated. But while the County Boards, in many in-
stances, have been harshly criticised, we must realize :that
without the prot-ction to be afforded by a State Board, having
adequate powers and jurisdiction co-extensive with the limits
of ti-e Sl:,ie, each county, acting upon the principle of self-
preservation, with restricted authority, was 1i.1li.t-1 to resort
to means which would not have been necessary, ..j illii Fil.l.,
if there had been such State Board to which they could have
looked for protection.
The introduction of contagious or infectious disease into
any county is a menace to the whole State, and even though
it should be confined to the one county, the prosp rity of the
whole State is seriously affected. The whole State is, there-
fore, interested ii gi'irli.ig i v1. iy portion of it, i:mil should,
by proper legislation, be provided with the authority to :.1:'|lt
such measures of precaution as may be necessary to preserve
the public health. And this, it seems to me, could best be
accomplished by the establishment of a Board of Health so
selected from the State at large that no locality or section
should have a c-..lntrliing n iilli..ll,-ni upon it. Such aln rg-lii.
nation, given the in....--.-:.;i ...irLi-' and authority, in case of
epidemic disease in the St:t-, could establish a quarantine
where it would be most effective in guarding our people from
the danger of infection and. spread of the disease, and this, it
seems to me, could be best accomplished by an efficient quar-
antine of the infected place, securely guarding escape there-
from, except through a well arranged probationary station,
somewhat on the plan of C.ii'p Perry,.in the.late epidemic of
Jacksonville.
Such a system would insure the greatest safety with com-
paratively little interruption of travel and trade, or business
relations between non-infected localities; and at a cost to the
people of the State far less than the aggregate expense of the
county quarantines which prevailed under the present system.
I have endeavored to present to yod some reasons for the
establishment of a State Board of Health, as, in my opinion,
giving our people not only the best pr.:.tc:>tiou against the in-








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production of infectious or contagious disease within our bor-
ders, but the most efficient and economical means of dealing
with it, in the unhappy event of its introduction or ouitbrcnk
in the State in the future. I cannot doubt that you will Iral-
ize the great importance of carrying into effect the c,-nititu-
tional provisions of Article XV.
Being impressed with the importance of such legislation as
will more effectually guard the public health, the qilAltii.I pie-
sented itself to me whether the. .',.-run.-rt .X' such laws at the
next regular session of the Legislature would be in time to in-
sure us the necessary protection for the present year. A.l'er
giving this question my most careful and m.tih: (;i'. t-i.l.-
tion,I couldseeno reasonable h..ir.., if l i-1.,il.ti..i a,. tirfh-i'l -
to the regular session, convening the early 1.ii '.l' I.\' ilI.' tI he
organization of a State Board of II:dth :;i.l its Ir.,..-.i-l :'
eration before the first of June, sometime after the .,:IIln iri.---
ment of our heated term.
While from the best source of init'i, ,:ion:i that I (:,, _.1.-
t:,ii, I am satisfied that no case of yellow fever exists wvilihli
the State at this time, and that the .careful -.-t.nt of lhe
destruction of iit',f-'-r.i bedding, clothing and other articles-,
and the tIIuiig:itiiiO of infected IjiIIIugI with tl' ,:.i\.-v.l:
freezes in the State, during the present winter, extending to
all localities where the fever existed during the past year, we
have every reason to hope and believe that all fever germs
have been destroyed. Yet with the experience of the past, I
could but be impressed that it is of such importance that a
State Board of Health be organized, with well considered
rules and regulations for the preservation of the public health,
formulated and in force before the summer is upon us, as to
require me in the discharge of duty to use all means in my
power, in the reasonable hope of the accomplishment of that
end. It seems to me, therefore, that this is an "extraordinary
occasion" when it becomes the duty of the Executive to con-
vene the Legislature in extra session. Responding to that
duty, I issued the proclamation which has assembled you here
to-day.
In the language of the proclamation you are convened "for
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County Boards of Health, in all c unties where it may be
necessary; prescribing the duties, powers and responsibilities
of such Boards of Health, and providing the means, making
such appropriations and enacting such laws as may be neces-
sary for the preservation of the public health."
This laingtuai: is comprehensive and needs no interpretation
to render it more explicit.
During the past year a great shadow rested upon our State
Various communities within her borders were stricken with
yellow fever. While the rate of mortality was exceedingly
small, being about eight and a half per cent. of the number of
cases, death claimed among its victims some of the most high-
ly esteemed and useful of our citizens, whose loss will be sorely
felt for many years to come. Grief and affliction have over-
whelmed many of our people. Business was seriously inter-
rupted throughout the State, and in places entirely prostrated
and I.l,. t.,l. Our people have sustained pecuniary losses
which cannot be estimated. But with the heroism which has
ever characterized them, turnin.i their backs upon the ashes of
the past, with an iwlr.r'y strengthened by reverses, they are
pushing forward to a renewed, prosperity, which we may well
liope will soon obliterate the tracks of misfortune through
which we have passed, save inl loving memory of those who
fell in the contest.
Tlhi people of Fl.'i ila look to you, their chosen leI'rl-tiint i-
tives, to give them such laws as will best promote their inter-
est and the prosperity of the State. You have been convened
for a special purpose. .Tl'h responsibility rests upon you to
pro' ide such further laws as will best carry into effect the
policy set forth in the Constitution for the pries'rv:itioni of the
public health.
I deem it only necessary to add, as a recommendation to
what I have alre.i.ly submitted, not only the establishment of
a State Board of Health with plenary powers, but to provide
for such reasonable expenditure of money, with a sufficient
appropriation, to enable such Board to use such means as may
be necessary to preserve the public health. I further recom-









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mend the enactment of severe criminal penalties for the viola-
tion' of the quarantine and other health laws. He who waylays
his victim may take the life of a single individual, but he who
violates the laws of quarantine, may carry death, sorrow and
ruin to vast numbers of his fellowmen.
The retrospect reveals a silver lining to the dark cloud which
overshadowed us, and we realize that it requires a time of trial
and adversity to most fully develop that true heroism and
COhristian charity which present the noblest phase of human
character. Well was this illustrated by the labors of heroic
men and women-clergymen, physicians and laymen-facing
pestilence and death in the late epidemic. Let their names be
added to those of the bright galaxy of heroes which adorn the
history of our M:ir.. The general government, through the
Marine Hospital Service, extended to us munificent aid in the
expenditure of large sums of money in establishing and main-
taining camps of refuge, and the payment to our people for
Infected property destroyed, or the replacement of the
same, as well as in the services of her skilled medical officers.
Private contributions, aggregating a vast sum, from gener-
ous hearts in all parts of the country, flowed into our stricken
cities, and greatly mitigated the sufferings of the sick and
destitute. The hearts of our people respond in gratitude to
those who contributed to their relief. Let us hope that this
giving and receiving is an additional assurance of a country
and people united in heart, as well as by political ties.
I shall be pleased, gentlemen, to extend to you my hearty
support and co-operation in the discharge of the duties which
devolve upon you, with the earnest hope that your labors
will advance the welfare of our people and the prosperity of
our State.
FRANCIS P. FLEMING,
Governor.










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Mr. Rourke moved that the message be spread upon the
Journal and one thousand copies be printed ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Turnbull offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That the seats in this Assembly be drawn in the
fi'ollo ir:nc ,iiinr : That the name of each c-iiuny 1i. written
upon a slip of paper and placed in a hat; and that the "e'r-
geant-at-Arms proceed to r:i w therefrom the slips, and as the
slip having the name of the county is drawn, the members
of such county shall select their seats;
Which was read aid adopted.
Mr. Turnbull moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be authorized
to purchase keys for the desks of the members;
Which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Rlilr, 1, ',. Bradford, Mr. Buie was excused
inii'1siniii:l. on account of( -. kn, k .
Mlr .'lI:rk stated that Alr. Trammell had r,:.eiv\..1 ; tl i.l:-il
stating that his father w,.- ,lin.-., and asked that i. I.- iii.,fl
nitely excused ;
Which was agreed to.
General J. J. Dickison, member from Lake, appeared at the
bar of the Houss, and, on motion of Mr. Baskin, was duly
sworn as a member of the House.
Mr. Baskin moved that a committee of seven be appointed on
Rules ;
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker PlL'.n'.l:'1 tlli following members as such com-
m itt. i :
Messrs. Baskin, Blitil., of Levy, Farmer, Latham, Mlilt i:o, Jr,
Richard and Rourke.
On motion of Mr. Richard, the House adjourned until 10
o'clock A. M. to-morrow.


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WEDNESDAY, February 6th, A. D. 1SSI.
The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad,
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gim,Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson,
Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of
Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, Martin,
Mathe6, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton,
Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives,
Rourlke, Saunderi., Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of
Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull
Vaughn, Walker, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-59.
A quorum present.
Prayer by Rev. M. F. Brown, Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Turnbull, the reading of the Journal was
dispensed with.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
The following message from the Senate was received:
SENATE CHAMBER, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 6, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed Concurrent Senate
Resolution No. 1, which reads as follows:
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring, That a select committee of five members of the
Senate and ten members of the House be appointed and con-
stituted a Joint Conference Committee of both Houses, to
whom shall be referred all bills presented in either House re-
lating to a State Board of Health, whose duty it shall be to
prepare and submit to their respective bodies a suitable bill
creating said State Board of Health, with such recommenda-
tions as they may deem proper,
And respectfully ask the concurrence of the House of Rep-
resentatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate
Mr. Stapler offered the following :
Resolved, That the resolution providing for the drawing of
seats for members of the House, passed, be rescinded and
members be permitted to keep seats as already arranged.
Mr. Turnbull moved to lay the resolution on the table ;
Which was agreed to.
The following Senate resolution was read :











Be it resolved by the .%,,lo, ., It,-, H,.n,-. r R.,p.'.., h, v1,iSi.,; ,n.-
.currvmg, That a select committee or lii\.- lurilit i.-r Ilof it' 1 en-
ate and ten members of the House be appointel and .-.nsiti-
tute a joint conference committee of both Houses, to whom
shall be referred all bills presented in either house relating to
a State Board of Health, whose duty it shall be to prepare and
submit to their respective bodies a suitable bill creating said
State Board of Health, with such recommendations as they
may deem proper;
Which, on motion of Mr. Latham, was concurred in.
On motion of Mr. Turnbull, the members proceeded to the
*selection of seats.
Mr. Hawley offered the foll.wiing :
Moved, that the members of the House withdraw, and re-
turn and take their seats as the name of their counties are
.called.
Mr. Christie moved to table the motion;
Which was agreed to.
The chair announced the following committee of ten to act
with the committee provided for in the Senate concurrent
resolution in reference to State Board of Health :
Messrs. Clark, Moreno, Broad, Johnston of Frank'in, Mathes,
Lewis, Rives, Shine, Vaughn and Walker.
Mr. Baskin, the Chairman of the Committee on Rules, made
. the following report:
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
The Committee on Rules respectfully recommend the adop-
tion of the rules of the last session.
A. P. BASKIN,
Chairman.
N. A. BITCH,
W. W. FARMER,
W. H. MILTON, JR.,
J. C. RICHARDS,
JOHN ROURKE,
J. F. LATHAM.
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules of the House be read.
Mr. Baltzell moved to table the motion ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Baskin moved that 100 copies of the rules be printed
for the use of the members;
Which was agreed to.









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The Speaker announced the following standing committees
of the House:
STANDING COMMITTEES.
No. 1-On Judiczary.
Mr. PETER O. KNIGHT of Lee, Chairman.
Messrs. MILTON, BALTZELL,
CORBETT, MORGAN.
No. 2-On Finance and Taxation.
Mr. RICHARD, Chairman.
Messrs. BATES, STAPLER,
TAYLOR, TOMPKINS.
No. 3-On Immigration.
Mr. SHINE, Chairman.
Mzssas. HAWLEY, WALKER,
ATKINS, RAKER.
No. 4- On Bailroads and Canals.
Mr. BASKIN, Chairman.
Messrs. JOHN:ON: of Oiceola, FARMER,
MILTON, JONES.

No. 5- On Corporations.
Mr. BLITCH of Levy,.Chairman.
Messrs. BARBER, CORBETT,
BERKELMAN, WALKER.

No. 6-On Public Printing.
Mr. LATHAM, Chairman.
Messrs. MARTIN, McNEAL,
NORWOOD, RIVES,
JOHNSTON of Franklin.
'No. 7- On Commerce and Navigation.
Mr. FARMER, Chairman.
Messrs. MOORE, BALTZELL,
FILLINGIM, MATCHES,










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No. 8-On E d'.,,v.-:, d Bills.
Mr. HALL, Chairman.
Messrs. HENDRY, KNIGHT of Suwannee,
McCASKILL, MORGAN.
No. 9-On Enrolled Bills.
Mr. MARTIN, Chairman.
Messrs. SMITH of Jackson, TAYLOR,
VAUGHN, RAKER..

No. 10- On Slota, ,;,',I .,,.
Mr. CHRISTLE, C'li.iiln:mi
Messra. ATKINS, CORBETT,
JONES, TOMI'K[NS.
No. 1.1-On Public LT. ..-.
Mr. SNOW, C'I0*;,r'i.I,.
Messrs. ROURFKE, SCOTT,
O'EA.L, WALTON.
No. 12-On Militia.
Mr. BARBER, Chairman.
Messrs. GAINER, DELGADO,
SAUNDERS, WHIDDEN.
No:' 13 -On P.',,'l j : and Elections.
Mr. TURNBULL, Chairman.
Messrs. SMITH of Hamilton, PATERSON,
CHRISTIE, CLARK.
No. 14-On Education.
Mr. MORGAN, Chairman.
Messrs. LAYNE, JOHNSTON of Franklin,
WILSON, YON.
No. 15-On Boads and Highways.
Mr. TRAMMELL, of Polk, Chairman.
MESSRS. BROAD, HART
MOORE, O'NEAL.










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No. 16-On Legislative Expenses.
Mr. MILTON, Chairman.
MESSRS. TURNBULL, GREEN,
EDWARDS, LAYNE.
No. 17-On Claims.
Mr. CLARKE, Chairman.
MESSRS. FARMER, TURNBULL,
HAWLEY, BATES.

No. 18-On City and County Organizations.
Mr. JOHNSON, of Osceola, Chairman.
MESSRs. BARBER, ROURKE,
ALBURY, LEWIS.
No. 19-On Agriculture.
Mr. WILSON, Chairman.
MESSRS. BLITCH, of Levy, HALL,
BASKIN, RIVES.
No. 20-On Indian Affairs.
Mr. ALBURY, Chairman.
MESSRs. HENDRY, DICKINSON,
JOHNSTON, of Franklin, NORWOOD.
No 21-On Post Routes.
Mr. HINS ON, Chairman.
MESSRS. SAUNDERS, RAKER,
McNEIL, NORWOOD.
No. 22-On Appropriations..
Mr. BALTZELL, Chairman.
MESRSs. BUIE, BERKELMAN,
MATCHES, McCASKILL.
No. 23-On Fisheries.
Mr. MOORE, Chairman.
MEBsas. DELGADO, KNIGHT, of Suwannee
LEWIS, YON.









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No. 24-On 'Temrioraice.
Mr. CORBETT, Chairman.



Mmssas. ATKINS, .
EDWARDS,



BROAD,
I RT.



VNo. 25-On Census and Apportionment.
Mr. J..J. DICKISON, Chairman.



MESSRs. PATERSON.
SMITH of Jackson.



SCOTT,
WALKER.



No. 26--On Rules.



Mr. FILLIN'. I I, Chairman.
MESSRS. GUNN, WITTDDEN,
KNIG[T of S.i.w iIu,--. :'I [ of fL inilt.:on.

No 27.--On f',,, i,d .,, .,.; ,..
Mr. JONES, C('L.nlrm.-i,.



MESSRS. MORENO,
BALTZELL,



PATERON,
0 1i11II of HIa ilt-1..



No.28-On Public Health.
Mr. BLITCH of Marion, Chairman.



MESSRS. CHRISTIE,
MATCHES,
CORBETT,
HENDRY,



VAUGHN,
KNIGHT, of Lee.
BALTZELL.
GREEN.



No. 29-On Journal.
Mr. RIVES, Chairman.



MEssRs. STAPLER,
LEWIS,



YON,
McCASKILL.



Mr. Clark was, by his request, excused from services on the
Judiciary Committee, having been appointed on said committee.
The roll of counties being called, the following bills were
introduced:
By Mr. Berkelman:
House Bill No. 1:
To be entitled an Act for the creation of a State Board of
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Which was read by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Health.
Mr. Blitch, of Marion, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That 100 copies of Health Bills be printed for
use of members;
Which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Turnbull, the House took a. recess until
3 o'clock P. M.


THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment, the Speaker in the chair.
The roll l-Iin:.g called, the following members answered to
their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad,
Corbett, Christie, Clark, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillin-
gim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry,
Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin,
Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis,
Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore. Morgan, Moreno,
Milton, O'Neal, Paterson, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saun.ler-,
Scott, Slhin., Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton. Snow,
Stapler, T:a l.or, Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Whid-
den, Wilson and Yon-62.
A quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Johnson of Osceola, Mr J. E. Bass, Door-
keeper, came forward and was sworn in.
Mr. Knight offered the following :
That the Judiciary Committee be empowere to engage the
Services of a clerk for think session.
Mr. Turnbull moved that the motion be laid on the table;
Which was agreed to.
On motion .I' Mr. Blitch of Levy, the House adjourned until
10 o'clock A. M. to-morrow.


OF THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE SPEAKER.
RULE 1. The Speaker shall take the chair every day -at
the hour to which the House of Representatives 'shall have
adjourned, shall call the members to odelr, and on the appear-
aitce of a quorum shall proceed to business.
RULE 2. He shall preserve decorum and or der, may speak to
points of order in preference to other members, and shall de-









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cide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House
of Representatives by motion regularly seconded, and no other
business shall be in order till the.question on the appeal shall
have been decided.
RULE 3. He shall declare all votes, but if any mn-miler rire
to doubt a vote the Speaker -I.,1ll ojr.1.- i'etiurn oi thl niumllei'
v.,ritl. in the iijfiu.itA.v .iin t in tehe 'gai 'i l:, widi' ith u l nv fur-
Il I,- i-l', :vtt upon the question.
RULE 4. He shall rise to put a question o:' rJ :i.llitc-- the
House of Representatives, Ihit oniiy read sitting,
RULE 5. In all cases the Speaker may vote.
RULE 6. When the House of Representatives shall deter-
mine to go into a committee of the whole House of Represen-
tatives, the Speaker shall appoint the member who shall take
the chair.
RULE 7. On all questions and motions whatsoever, the
Speaker shall take the sense of the House or' l.e-l,.-ii-.:ltrive-
by yeas and nays, pr.,\ i.il five of the mnenil-., i,. r---ni -i:,ill
so require, 11 i h.-n 'l N -:'- :. rl'.1 iiiys Irr, ro..Iu Ll il ',,- I -Al IIL,.-
H house of R l r..--r n, i i%._- sh- l l I,- e:ill-l in .il|.lih l.. :ti:..l ,:, l r,l
and no mew'lul.l .lil I.,. ill'. Itel r. t vote who -hI:Il n,,t i,.- Il."
the floor of the House of Representatives at the time his name
is called, or before the Toll-call is finished.
RULE 8. He shall propound all questions in the order in
which they are moved, unless the subsequent motion be pre-
vious in its nature, except that in naming sums, and fixing
times, the largest sums and the longest time shall be put fi-'t.
RULE 9. After a motion i- .l:I.-.1 or read by the Speaker it
-li:ill be deemed to be in |I...-*- --i..n .,f the House .if Pt,-iire-
sentatives, and shall be ii-p..o-l. ...' lhy vote of the House of
Representatives, but the mover may withdraw it at any times
before a decision or amendment, except a motion to recon-
,ii1,I, which shall not be withdrawn after the time has elapsed
within which it could be originally made.
RULE 10. When a question is under debate the Speaker
shall receive no motion but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for
IthIli jiviou question, to postpone to a day certain, to com-
mit, to amend or to postpone indefinitely, which several mo-
tions shall have precedence in the order in which they stand
arranged, and a motion to strike out the riill.ldiin. clause of a
bill shall be ol ihi\.,lt-nr to a motion to I:'l-.(l. ie inl,-f-lnitely.
If an amendment to any subject under consideration be laid
on the table, or postponed, such action shall not carry the
subject matter with it.
RULE 11. He shall consider a motion to adjourn as .always
first in order; and that motion, and the motions to lay on the








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table, toW take up from the table, iiI.1 fW i \.-.. :1I1 Il9. sh:ill
be decidedwithout debate.
[1I. LE 12. He shall put Il, .it- : ..-% .[ ii. i..n i llt il following
I..Iin ": Shall the main i' ..., .. ,, i ,.,, .n, :,;iil all del.atb i
i ]"n the main question and I,>-ilii.iincu. IIlicnte shall be sus-
perided until the previous question shall be decided. After
the adoption of the previous question, the sense of the House
of Representatives shall forthwith be taken on pending amend-
ments in their regular order, and then .upon the main ,ques-
tion.
RULE 13. On the previous questi, there shall be no de-
bate.
RULE 14. When two or more members happen to rise at
once, the Speaker shall name the member who is first to speak.
RULE 15. All committees shall be :il,...ili[-.1 ii.1 ainlou,. ed
by the Speaker, unless otherwise specially, directed by the
House of Representatives.
RULE 16. The Speaker shall have the right to name any
member to perform the duties of the t haii ; but such substitu-
tion shall not extend beyond an adjournment.
OF THE DUTIES,' BIGHTS AND DECORUM OF THE MEMBERS.
RULE 17. Every member, when about to speak, .h-i:ll i-i.
and respectfully address the Speaker ; sh:dl I:,liii]., iiiiL-lt'to
the question under debate, and a ii.1 i.: -i lit. : l li:dl -it
down when lie has finished. No iimiu ill ...i t ..f hi
place wit h.ut,. leave of the Speaker.
RULE 18. No member speaking shall be interrupted by an-
other but by rising to call to order.
RULE 19., No member shall speak more than twice on one
question, without first obtaining leave of the House of Rep-
resentatives ; nor more than once, until the other members
who have not spoken shall speak, if they desire it.
RULE 20. When a vote has passed, it shall be in order for
any member of the majority to move for a reconsideration
thereof on the same or the succeeding day; and such motion
(except in the last week of the session) shall be placed first in
the orders of the day for the day succeeding that on which
the motion is made; and when a motion for reconsideration is
decided, that decision shall not be reconsidered, and no ques-
tion shall be twice reconsidered: Provided, however, That a
motion to reconsider a vote, upon any collateral matter, shall
not remove the main subject under consideration from before
the House ot Representatives, but shall be considered at the
time when it is made.
RULE 21. Bills, resolves and other papers, I.x..,:l-t cirdil:- .ft
notice, in reference to which any member has a right to im:\ir









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a reconsideration, shall remain in the possession of the Clerk
until the right of ricornidelra ion has expired: Provided, That
the operation of this rule shall be suspended during the last
week of the session.
RULE 22. No n, -il:.er shall 1:.e obliged to be on more than
two committees at tie -:,inu rir:., nor chairman of more than
one.
RULLE 23. No luiral.lr I' isll 1.,.- permitted to stand up to the
interruption oi' another whlilh: nny' member is speaking, or to
pan-' Innees.esrily i.'etw,-ei the Speakerof the House of Repre-
sentatives andl the lprsnc u speaking; nor shall any members Ie
permitted in the alleys, or in the area in frontof the Chair, dur-
ing the session of the House of Representatives.
RuLE 24. Every member who shall neglect to give his at-
tendance in the House of Representatives for more than six
days after the session commences, shall, on making his appear-
ance therein, be held to render the reason of such neglect ;and
in case the reason assigned shall be deemed by the House of
Representatives sufficient, such member shall be entitled to re-
ceive pay for his travel, and not otherwise; and no member
shall be absent more than one day without leave of the House
of Representatives, and a vote of leave of absence shall be in-
operative unless the member obtaining it shall avail himself of
it within five days.
RULE 25. When any member shpll be guilty of a breach of
either of the rule and orders of the House of Representa-
tives, he may be required by the House of Representatives, on
motion, to make satisfaction therefore, and shall not be al-
lowed to vote or -'. :ik, ex\e|(l'p by way of excuse, till he has
done so.
RULE 26. N.- member shall be permitted to vote, or serve
on any committee, in any q"ln.ti in where his private ri-ht is
immediately concerned, distinct from the public interest.
RULE 27. Ev-:,i\ miwl.-r, who shall be in the House of Rep-
resentatives when a ,lu.--ti.,, is put, when he is not excluded
by interest, shall give his vote, unless the House of Represen-
tatives, for speci:Al reasons, shall excuse him. Any member
desiring to be so excused on any question shall make applici-
tien to that effect before the cAlling of the yeas and nays ; and
such application shall be ace ,npanied by a brief statement of
reasons, and shall be decided without deba e.
RULE 28. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the
Speaker shall so direct.
RULE 29. Any member may call for the division of a ques-
tion when the sense will admit of it. A motion to strike out
and insert shall be deemed indivisible; but a motion to strike










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out, being lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a motioare:
to strike out and insert.
RULE 30. Motions and reports may be committed or reconr--
mitted at the pleasure of the House of Representatives.
. Rurs 3l. No motion or proposition of a subject different;.
from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of.
aUel 'i lu eit. .
litu 32. The unfinished business in which the House- off'
Relpreentatives was engaged at the, time of the last adjour--
meNit h. lll have the preference in the orders of the day, Mnext.'
after in .lion. I'or reconsideration.
Ri.uLE :;.; No rule or order of tlJ' H .-Jii-O of Representatives,
shall be dispensed with or repealed unless a majority of tbhe'
members present shall consent thereto.
RULE 34 When a vote is doubted, the members for or:
against the question, when called on by the Speaker,. shall rise:
and stand uncovered until they are counted.
' RULE 35. All questions relating to the piri.'rity oft busiaesw.-
to be. acted upon shall be decided without debate.
RU[L'E 3. W en a motion is made to refer any subject, and
diffelrciin committees shall. be proposed, the question shall be-
taken in the following order: A Standing 0 ,mmittee of the-
House of lieprpsentatives, a Joint Standing Committee, a:
Selecr. Committee, a Joint Select Committee.
RULE 37. [I shall bW thle duty of each meinber of the HouseRw
of Representatives, wli ) m vy-i th t any Standing Committee,
be instructed to inquire into lthe expediency of amending any
cxu iI, 1-I.v .Ir laws, to p int out the amendment which hLt-
deeu-l v.-..Si.*njr, in writ.in,. to accompany his motion, or to,
Iuri,h :l a 'rilten statement tlherieo)t to such committee, if by,-
them required.
RULE 38. No -r r. i.-i shall b: admitted to the seatsof mem-
bers, or upon the'floor of the House of Representatives, with-
out leave of the'Speaker or consent of the House of Represen-
tatives
SOF PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.
RULE 39. All papers addressed to the House of Representa-,
tives, except petitions, memorials and remonstrances,, shall be-
pre-ie-nteil by the Speaker, or a member in his ipl:ae, and sktll.
be real by the Speaker, Clerk, or such other person as the,
Speaker may request, and shall be taken up in the order in,
which they were presented, unless where the House of Repre-
sentatives shall otherwise direct.
RUL 40, Every member presenting to the House of Repre-
sentatives a petition, memorial or remonstrance, shall endorsed
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"lis name thereon, witll a brief statement of the nature and ob-
jeet of the instrument, stfd 'the reading of the same i'roin the
Chair shall in all instances, be dispensed with, illuls si- e-ciall
-ordered by the House of' Rl e Lrt.i.'
RULE 41. All reports, lwi-titi: i, Il-la.L'i. l, riim.lsri *:trances,
and papers of a.lile:n it:lt1r, -h. il 1 l ,r-Iii,--eII i .liniii the firs-t,
hoar of each-segdon 6f th,. HII.,i oi, Heii.,i t .i :iv--,, aii.1 at
mo other timiw ; and the Sp.- k. t- hill .Il iii th.- s-\ver:il livi-
At ns, in regular successie,-n, t.,i' i,..ih j.pi.-'.
RiULE 4-. All :llpl;, iti.',li In rli .- -. the House of Rep-
iresentatives C'li.inhl.r -. ill I.- Iii.m-l rl, ind decided upon by,
the Committee on Public, l.iil'lin.i, subject, however, to the
-eontrol and order of the House of Representatives.
ON BILLS, RESOLUTIONS AND GRANTS.
RULUE 43. Every bil, and all Il--i'lutii.,, of a public nature,
ror 'for the appropriation of the public money, shall receive
,three readings previously to the fin.il l--i.--:-. of such bill or
- resolution; and the Clerk shall give IIt i,:., ...I each, whether it
be the first, second or third readings, which r-..,1;i.i shall be
present shall decide' otherwise.
RULE 44. All bills and r,-,.-llv--i shall be written in a fair,
round hand, without illn trli n.-Il: io)l J-., '.,11 II.it I.-- (b:a.l.ne .lleft
of paper, with suitalI- l i, r-.-1 :in.l |:,:.-- I.-wn-r l thr --- \-
erafl 'Ic. tion or resoivea.
i1 i L: L4. At the second reading of any bill or resolution it
",shall be in oider for any member t,- ui':\- its commitment to a
-C.iminitt. of the Whole House ; that it lay on the table;
sfor its indefinite postponement; for its postponement to a day
-certain not beyond the session; for its commitment to a
Standing Committee ; to a Select Committee ; or to amend;
-which motion shall have precedence in the order above stated.
RULE 46. It shall not be in order to amend the title of any
bill or resolution until it shall have passed its third reading.
RULE 47. All bills or resolutions to be engrossed shall be ex-
ecuted in a fair, round hand, and without erasure or interlinea-
tions.
RULE 48. Before a bill or resolution''r..-jiri;ni three rie-:,lilngs
shall be read the third time, it shall be. .- '.irt'illy mgIr.:' .l, un-
<,er the dlilretioUl of the Committee 'I En _,ro-lse Bills, anli.
upon the third reading of the bill or ':-r-.,lutI..,i it -.lill.i.)t bei
SQliiIuitti-'l or amended without tli ..:i.-ei-s-nr ol :i im-,jority .,f the
Members present.
RULE 49. W heii a I ili or ite+uluti'..n -hall have i), .se.. l it thirl









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reading, it shall be certified by the Clerk, endorsing thereon the
day of its passage and be transmitted to the Senate, accompan-
ied with a message stating the title of the bill or resolution, and
asking. the concurrence of that body, and the date of its trans-
mission entered upon the Journal.
COMMITTEES -THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES.
RULE 50. Bills committed to a committee of the whole
House of Representatives shall be read and debated; or amend-
ed by clauses or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be
last considered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined
.or defaced, but all amendments, noting the page and line, shall
be dulyentered by the Clerk on separate paper, as the same
shall be agreed to by the committee, and so reported to the
House of Representatives. After report the bill shall again be
subject to be debated and amended by clauses or sections.
RULE 51. It shall be the duty of the Committee on En-
rolled Bills to report at any time.
OF COMMITTEES, THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES.
RULE 52. The following Standing Committees shall be ap-
pointed at the commencement of each session of the Legisla-
ture:
Judiciary, Claims,
Finance and Taxation, City and County Organization,
Commerce and Navigation, Agriculture,
Railroads and Canals, Immigration,
Corporations, Indian Affairs,
Public Printing, Post Routes,
Engrossed Bills, Appropriations,
Enrolled Bills, Fisheries,
State Institutions, Public Health,
Public Lands, Temperance,
Militia, Census and Apportionment,
Privileges and Elections, Rules,
Education, Unfinished Business, :
Public Roads and Highways, Journal,
Legislative Expenses,
and each of those committees shall consist of not less than
five nor more than nine members of the House.
RULE 53. All papers relative to any business before the
House of Representatives shall be left with the Clerk by any
member who shall obtain leave of absence, and may have any
such papers in his possession.
RULE 54. The chairman of any committee, except the stand-
ing committees, who shall have business referred to them, shall









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make report of their doings therein within four days after such
reference.
RULE 55. All ic:-nnunittve may report Iy bill, resolve or
otherwise.
RULE 56 Messages shall be transmitted to the Governor or
Senate by the Clerk or Sergeant-at Arms.
RULE 57--,)l[DERF OF BUSINESS.
1. Reading of the journal.
2. Correction of the journal.
3. Introduction ,.,f iner.,rialI, 1plitionci: or other papers ad-
dressed to the -oi.).i.- ',i It 'r.cntat.ivc. or to,)lt- Speaker
thereof.
4. Introduction of resolutions and consideration of all reso-
lutions other than joint or concurrent resolutions.
5. Introduction of bills by call of counties.
6. Reports of .Stn-linig Committees.
7. Reports of Select Committees.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
1. Select orders of the d:ay.
2. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their third read-
ing.
3. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their second
reading.
4. Consideration of minesisag.s from the Senate.
5. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their first read-
ing.
6. Consideration ot communications from the Governor and
other papers addressed to the lHous of Representatives or the
Speaker thereof.
RULE 58. The rule of Parliamentary practice comprised in
Jefferson's Manual shall govern the House of Representatives
in all cases to which they are :I'I'Il.ll.Il:-, :ii.1 in which th,.y are
not inconsis. ivil i the iSt.ll.linll Rules, order of the [l 'us[e ,f'
Representatives, or the Joint Rule- of the two branches of
the Legislature.


JOINT ULE.S.

RULE 1. Whil bills are on their passage between the two
houses, they shall be on paper, and under signature of the
Secretary or Clerk, of each house, respectively.
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be duly enrolled on parchment by the Clerk of the House .of
Representatives, or Secretary of the Senate, as the bill may
have originated in one or the other house, before it shall be
presented to the Governor of the State.
RULE 3. When bills are thus enrolled, they shall be exam-
ined by a joint committee of two from the Senate and two
from the House of Representatives, appointed as a Standing
Committee for that purpose, who shall carefully compare the
enrollment with the engrossed bill as passed in the two
houses, and correcting any errors that may be discovered in
the enrolled bills, make their reports forthwith to their respec-
tive houses.
RULE 4. After examination and report, each bill shall be
signed in the respective houses-first by the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, then by the President of the
Senate.
RULE 5. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each
House, it shall be presented by the said committee to the Gov-
ernor of the State for his approbation, it being first endorsed
on the back of the roll, certifying in which House the same
originated, which endorsement shall be signed by the Secretary
of the Senate or Clerk (as the case may be) of the House, in
which it did originate, and shall be entered on the Journal of
each House. The said committee shall report the day of pre-
sentation to the Governor, which time shall also be carefully
entered on the Journal of each House.
RULE 6. All orders, resolutions and votes which are to be
presented to the Governor of the State for his approbation,
shall in the same manner, be previously enrolled, examined and
signed, and shall be presented in the same manner and by the
same committee as provided in case of bills.


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THURSDAY, February 7th, 1889.
The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
mrent.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blilch of Levy, Broad, Corbett,
Christie, Clark, -Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim,
Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson,









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Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of
Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, Martin,
Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton,Jr,
O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders,
Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson. Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Sta-
pler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Whidden,
Wilson and Yon-62.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Saunders, the reading of the Journal was-
dispensed with.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
The Chair announced the appointment of Sam Croom as As-
sistant Janitor.
Mr. Walker offered the following:
Resolved, That the House of Representatives meet every
morning at 9 o'clock, and 3 o'clock every evening, i:.rnIii.I
time.
Mr. Turnbull moved the adoption of the resolution;
Which was adopted.
The roll of counties being called, the following bills were-
introduced :
By Mr. Scott, of Duval:
House Bill No 2 :
A bill to be entitled an act that restrains physicians in at-
tendance upon patients having any contagious disease from at-
tending or visiting other persons not thus infected.
Mr; Rourke offered the f..ll..vii :
That all bills introduced to-day be read the first time by
their titles only, and referred to appropriate committees ;
Which was, on motion of Mr. Corbett, agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Milton, the House authorized the Joint
Committee on Board of Health Bill to appoint a clerk for said,
Committee.
The following message was received from the Senate:'
SENATE CHAMBER, 7
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 7th, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has appointed on the commit-
tee under Senate concurrent resolution No. 1, concurred in 1.?









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the House of Representatives, Messrs. Hammond, Parkhill,.
King,'Randell and Schumacher, to act with the committee-
appointed by the House.
Very Respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate..
Which was read.
Mr. Turnhull offered the allowingng :
Resolved, That the Speaker oflihc II:,Iou of Representatives-
of the State of Florida appoint a committee of three members
to adopt suitable resolutions, together with the Senate, on the
account of our distinguished fellow citizens, Messrs. Fleming,
Daniels, and others, who were victims of yellow fever last,
year ;
Which was read.
On motion of Mr. Milton, the resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Baltzell the House adjourned until.
o'clock P. M. to-day.


THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
The House resumed its session.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. .1,--k>.r, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blituh of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Corbett, Christie,
Clark, Dickinson, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Gunn,
Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Os-
ceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of
Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, 'Martin, Mathes, McCaskill,
McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton, Jr., O'Neal, Pater--
son, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Scott, Shine,.
Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler,- Taylor,.
Tompkins, Trammell, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton,
Whidden, Wilsdn and Yon-57.
A quorum present.
Mr. Baskin offered the following memorial:
To the Honorable the Senators and Representatives of tile-
Legislature of Florida:
We, the undersigned members of the medical profession of
this State, and associated together as the Florida Medical As-
sociation, do hereby most respectfully but earnestly ask your
honorable bodies, as speedily as may be consistent with the-








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proper execution-of so important and responsible an act, and
iin accordance with the requirements of our State ('onstitu-
ation, to make such law or laws as will create and .,r:hI'Liz, a
. Stm. Board of Health for Florida.
His Ex.,i:.-lni:y, G(overnor FlI.-ning, has already issued a
anii for a -p>q i.al session of the Legislature for the purpose
:iUb.'-- ii:iiun-, and,it would appear almost superrogatory upon
.ar. part at this time to urge upon you the importance of tak-
-inag prompt and decided action to authorize the organization
-of sech a system of public health protection as the people ',f
this State and nation have a right to expect from their law-
.inakers, and as will accord with the present enlightened views
kurpon this subject.
The importance of protecting and fostering the n:Ili..n dl
hei;dlih, not alone because individual comfort, success and h.ip-
p,,yiness are so gravely iir:,l\'i-l Ilhn.in, but because Il. welfare
.and prosperity of the il tir,: ,..pl.-'. :,re largely influenced by
"the same causes, has made it self-evident to all who intelli-
.gently contemplate this subject. Florida, much more than the
majority of the other States of the Union, needs an organized
:and neutralized system of public health protection. Occupy-
ing a _geographical position which makes her the most south-
.erly State, nearly insular in the extent of her sea coast, reach-
ing out at her southern extremity, almost to the very doors of
,that city and island in which yellow fever nppeqrS tr., lI:v:
takeen up its permanent abode, we must reatiz.: ri .,iiit -iii.
action n is one ot special exposure to foreign invasion, not alone
from tangible and material enemies, but likewise from those
;.subtle and invisible foes, the germs of epidemic diseases,
"-which are vastly more to be dreaded than the ships and hosts
-of a more visible and material invader. The rights and inter-
.esLts of the States north and west of us, as well as those of
JFloiada, demand this most thorough and improved protec-
A.ion against the danger of this invasion, which can be made
available, and we earnestly ask your honorable bodies to so
consider this subject and meet the call upon you f..,r lilII to
uas, to y...n --.: the people of third State-to th. 'l.-.lI- i.-f
-this entire country by enacting such laws as will *:..-Lure the
-apeedy establishment of an effective system of public health
protection for Florida.
The experiences of the past two years have served to con-
&irm and emphasize the correctness of the position which our
association has always taken in connection with this subject,
:;.ad in conscientious support of which we have repeatedly en-
.deavored to have the Legislature of Florida take. Repe:ptedly
these efforts upon our part have been made and failed in the
eeomplishment of the object, but we feel that our labors have









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not been fruitless ; there has been a growing appreciation of
the subject on the part of the people, as evidenced by the Arti-
cle incorporated in the Constitution adopted by this State in
1885, making it obligatory upon the Legislature to create a
State Board of Health. Experience teaches," too, and there
has been a sad and expensive, but we really trust, profitable
lesson taught us recently. And now tho duty appears but
plainer that we should organize, not alone to guard against
danger from without, but to prepare, as best we can, 'to battle
with an enemy who may still be lurking in our midst, waiting
but for the early return of the warm season in which to inau-
gurate an active campaign against us with its foul weapons.
The discomfort and depression; the loss in business and
shrinkage in values; the grief and affliction; the precious
lives sacrificed ; all emphasize the necessity of action on our
part-and in the right direction, too-if we would avoid a
repetition and multiplication of the evils of the past, and if
we would secure and retain for our State that prosperity and
happiness for those within her borders, which is their rightful
claim and your desire. We feel that your honorable bodies
will appreciate these facts and conclusions better than any
arguments of ours can demonstrate. There are other grounds
besides those which have of late been so generously intruded
upon our attention, on which the imp ,rtance of judicious
legislation in this direction can scarcely be over estimated.
Asiatic cholera may, at any time, threaten our borders ; dip-
theria, typhoid fever, small pox, scarlet fever and other infec-
tious and contagious diseases so prevalent at times in one or
more sections of the State north of us, are, any of them, li-
able to cross our borders and become factors more or less po-
tent in antagonizing the best interests of Florida.
A judicious system of supervision, under authority of the
State, over the collection of data bearing upon vital statistics
will not only contribute to a more comprehensive and iiit,lli-
gent appreciation of the growth and development of our State,
but will likewise afford knowledge by which we may avoid
the evil and grasp the good in our future.
There remains one other point in connection with whatever
legislation may be instituted by your honorable bodies in rela-
tion to this subject to which we would, most respectfully, call
attention. No form of law for the protection of public health,
no State Board of Health, will prove otherwise than an abortion,
unless sustained by a sufficient appropriation to meet not only
the routine demands of its working, but likewise provide a re-
serve sufficient for any emergencies. In the judicious expendi-
ture of a liberal appropriation so made, the State will have
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In conclusion, we ask a c-.:)i.:r:ti.:.r of this pettition, not, as
a plea for ourselves or for our profession, but in the interests
of the people of this entire St.at.-., ii we are confident in the
assurance that you will execute the *lutI which .1evo'\lve upon
you with such discretion and reason as W.ill inaugurate a new
era of prosperity and happiness to Florida and her people.
We herewith submit for your consideration, the draft of a
bill for the purpose alluded to in our petition, which, after due
and deliberate consideration, we believe would be best suited
to our present needs, and we trust that its principal features
may meet with your approval.
A. J. BALDWIN, Ex-President.
R. A. LANOASTER, President.
,J. K. RAINEY, 1st Vice-President.
R. P. DANIEL.
J. D. FERNANDEZ, Treasurer.
A. W. KNIGHT, Secretary.
WM. L. HUGHLETT, M. D.
C. DREW, M. D.
W. R. O'VEAL, M. D.
S. STRINGER, M. D.
DURETT WEBB, M. D.
H. BACON, M. D.
Taos P. GARY, M. D.
C. J. KENWORTHY, M. D.
NL.kI l. ,itr. Li i., M D.
A. J. N1ai,ElM.D, M. D.
Mr. Saunders moved that the memorial be referred to the
Joint Committee on Public Health;
Which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr Scott, of Duval, Drs. R. P. Daniel, F. H.
Caldwell and Hon. J. C. Cooper were invited to seats within
the bar of the House.
Mr. Milton, Jr., of Jackson, offered the following joint reso-
lution:
WHEREAS, This Legislature has been called together for the
purpose of creating a State Board of Health, and that there is a
great diversity of opinion upon that subject, and as the Sur-
geon-General of the United States Marine Hospital Service has
fully investigated the same; therefore, be it
Resolved, the Senate concur-ing, That a committee of two
on the part of the Senate and three on the 1i:.It .'A the House be
":.[,I:i pintr.d to invite the Surgeon-General .:'" the U. S. M:ariin.
H1',i.it:-l Service to come before this '.,ily iani give his views
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Which was read and adopted, and the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Milton, Jr., Dickinson and Shine as such committee on
part of the House.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That there be 1,000 copies of the daily Journal
printed for the use of the members of the House, and 800 cop-
ies of the Journal in book form printed.
Mr. Martin moved that the resolution be laid upon the ta-
ble ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Shine asked that one of the attaches of the House be
allowed to attend on the Joint Committee;
Which was agreed to, and P. McGriff, page, was excused
from the House for that purpose.
Mr. Blitch, of Marion, offered the following :
Be it Resolved, That it is the sense of this House that the
pages be required to take their stand, one on each side of the
Speaker's desk, facing the members, and that they be required
to give due attention to the wants of the members;
Which was read and adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
The roll of counties being called, the following bills were
introduced:
By Mr. Latham, of Pasco:
House Bill No. 3:
A bill to be entitled an act to establish a State Board of
Health;
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to'
the Joint Committee on Public Health.
The Speaker announced as the committee to act with a sim-
ilar committee from the Senate to take suitable action in re-
ference to yellow fever victims in Jacksonville, Messrs. Turn-
bull, Milton, Jr., and Knight, of Lee.
Mr. Morgan moved to reconsider the vote of this morning
upon the time of assembling and adjourning of this House
each day ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Morgan moved that when the House adjourn, it adjourn
until 10 o'clock to-morrow, and continue to convene at that
hour from day to day, until further action by the House ;
Which was agreed to.
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Resolved, That lon. Mr. Latham, of P.ias:', I.I- ,i..1:..1 to the
Committee on City and County Orla nizitii'us .
Which was agreed to.
On motion of MIr. Knight, of Lee, the H:-.ius>e :1liiournedl until
10 o'clock to-morrow.


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FRIDAY, February -tli, 1889.

The House of Ri.l.r,.-..it:1tin,:- met pursuant to :lj.'ii.iin-
ment.
Mr. Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the l.11,lii. members :ii-w,.-rd to
their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Arkii,, R.-rber, BII:..ell. Baskin,
Bates, ,13-ikli,,. n, Blitl..i :i M' i ., Blitch of Levy, Dr..a:l,
Corbett, Christie, Clark, Dickinson, E.Il.ir\1., F.mler, Fil-
lingim, Gainer, Green, Gunn lI:!ll, l-1:ii, l iI, i I-l.:in.lry,
iHinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, .I..li-t'i., ,t Fr'.,lilin,
Knight of Suwannee, Knight. of L,., (Li 1,, Layne, Lewis,
M artin, ,\-[ tlr.., ,'I-.' i -l;ll, M.-Ni!. M ... ., M .._ n,. M oreno,
M ilton, Jr., O'Neal, J'.t..'-..,, Ilii.-r, h;i.. .I l,\ -., Rourke,
Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of -I:t;lt:oirn,
Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Trammell, Turnbull,
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-64.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Berkelman the reading of the Journal,
was dispensed with.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
Mr. Moore offered the following:
WHEREAS, For the purpose of framing the most comprehen-
sive and expedient bill for State and County Boards of Health,
it is important for this body to be possessed of all information
general and in detail that is available; and whereas, the physi-
cians of our own State who were active practitioners in the late
expidemic should be most competent in giving the required
data and making suggestions ; be it
Resolved, That Drs. Daniel and Caldwell be invited by com-
mittee to address this House on the subject under considera-
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Which was read and referred to the Joint Committei on
Public Health.
Mr. Johnston, ol' Franklin, offered the frllo:,viii :
That th reading of the House Journal be dipen.miied with
during the sessions unless called for by some member who de-
sires to hbar it read;
Which wa read and adopted.
Mr. Blitcll, or Marion, offered the following:
THAT WHEREAS, A resolution was offered in the afternoon
session of yesterday that a committee of two from the. Senate
and three from the House be appointed to invite Surgeon-
General Hamilton of tne U. S. Marine Hospital Service, to
come before this body and give his views and experiences as
to the most advisable manner of creating said Board; And
whereas, said resolution is inexpedient, it is moved that said
resolution as adopted be reconsidered.
Mr. Smith, of Jackson, moved to lay the resolution on the
table;
Which was not agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Baskin, the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Blitch,, of Marion, offered the following :
That Rev. Wilbur F. Crafts, Field Secretary of the Ameri-
can s.alji.tlh Union, be invited to address this L. gil:nture
after adjournment this A. M.;
Which was read and agreed to.
Mr. Latham, of Pasco, offered the following i
Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to have
two hundred blank forms.,printed for committee reports ;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, offered the following resolution :
That Hon., Mr atli;., of HilllAor-L'.lih, be added to the
Committee on Education
W hich was re.-l l : ,ll :,[t .loptd.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, offered the following :
That there be eight hundred copies ..I the '-lily .Tournal
printed for the use of the members of thl loIlln :iil three
lhunl ',- l ..il --. i r'..f l ii Journal in book form Iprinl -.l ;
\\'lihl wa ru:i.l ail r'Ifierr.l 0 to th Cll mmit.tee Io Public
Printing.
Mr. Scott offered the following:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this House that no legis-
lation on any subject or subjects other than those specified in
the Governor's call, should be enacted at this session.









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Mr. Baltzell.moved that the resolution be laid on the table;.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Saunders, of Walton, offered the following Joint Reso-
lution :
WHEREAS, The Governor has, in the exercise of his consti-
tutional prerogative, and in accordance with his best judg-
ment in the interest and welfare of the people of our State,
convened dti- L.,i.hl:inliru il, extraordinary session for the
,purpose of -..t:liliii, a: S:tate Board of Health;
And wli Ii,..., Ih, --:ii..ii of the yenr is one ui,_.n' inconve-
,nient and uiinl..lit:ihl0L for t':,rinr- ,ii,:l iibdilch nit. wh.i 11.'r e-
Sy comp'.-'. tlhi- hl,-,y, t, be absent from their homes;
And whereas, economy and a high regard for the interests
of our people, demand that the burden of taxation shall not
be unnecessarily increased by a prolonged session of this
body; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concur-
ring, That the Legislature of Florida, convened .in extraor-
dinary session, do adjourn on Tuesday, February 12th, 1889,
and that the Speaker of the House, and President of the Sen-
ate are hereby directed to adjourn their respective houses sine
die, at 12 o'clock noon, on the said 12th day of February.
Mr. Dickinson moved that the resolution be laid on the
table ;
Which was agreed to.,
Mr. Clark, of Polk, offered the following :
Resolved, That Hon. D. U. Fletcher, of the Ci11 unIty i1u-
val, be'invited to a seat within the bar of.the Hiou.-.e dluiillg
his stay in the city ;
Which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Shine, Mr. Seagrave Adams was invited
to a seat within the bar of the House.
The roll of counties being called, the following bills were in-
troduced :
By Mr. Baskin;
House Bill No. 4 ;
An act to be entitled an act to establish a State Board of
Health and define its duties ;
Which was read a first time by its title and ri'r-'errel to the
Joint Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Blitcb of' Mliionl, E'hairuliian of the Coiniiitht, .-.nI Pub-
lic Health, made tlle following report:



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HOUSE OF l F.i'.PEENT'.VTI F ,
T.\i.L.\HJA--.E, Fl.., F.-h. -th. I S8,
HIN J. L. GASKINS,
S.wli 'r of the House of R.i, r,.lwt ,io',- :
SIR: Your Committee on Public Health to whom was re-
ferred House Bills Nps. 1 and 2, beg leave to report.the same
back to the House and ask that thv:y be referred to the Joint
Committee.
Very respectfully
S. R. BLIOCi,
Chairman Crnii i.i-
Which was read and agreed to and the bills so referred.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, moved that when the House adjourn
that it do adjourn until 4 o'clock P. M.;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Broad asked that the rules of the House be waived for
the presentation.of the following memorial:
A Memorial to the r.',nr> --. of the United States in Reference
to the Establishment and Maintenance of a Coast, Guard.
.< ,., ... '. .1. ,, ., Senate and House of fl.-/,, ,,. .r'. ,. of
the State of Florida, in Sp ;.,r Session convened .
W il REAu The people of the Slate of Florida represented in
Senate and HI-.r.,- of Representatives are fully cognizant of the
fact that ii ii th1- sacred duty of our General Government to
z..,;i.:,uly glr:il :nd protect the interests of all the citizens of
this great Commonwealth, to enhance and ever assist in further-
ing their welfare, and to thus exhibit to the world the grandeur
of a democratic form of g,,\',v..rni-nt.; and whereas, the State
.of Florida, by reason of iti lir-culihir geographical position, be-
ing on the highway.i-' t ra. t' and commerce with Cubaand other
fl;-vr bi-,..-ivin. i" ."'"-n of the globe, is of itself powerless to
wit lib :,' :uI'l .t:\A from its shores the various malignant types
of fever germinating in other States, adjacent islands and for-
.eign countries; and whereas, it is a firmly established fact that
such contagious and pestilential diseases are frequently brought'
into our State by smuggling vessels and other small craft, the
surveillance and landing of which our State authorities are un-
able to properly guard against and prevent; and whereas, the
disastrous perils which have in the past, and will in the future,
beset this otherwise prosperous portion of the Union, wo,.uld,
by the establishing of proper safeguards, through the strong
arm of the General Government, materially lessen the dangers
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f't'.d.l',/l, That our Senators and Representatives in Con-
gress, be and they are hereby urgently requested to use all-hon-
orable means in causing the establishment and maintenance of
an efficient coast guar'. along the entire coast of tIh Sitate of
Florida; and I.c it further
R.,'-',l.'.dl, That the Screltary of .State be reqiuc-.lted to for-
ward a certified copy of these pire-iiunbl- and resolutions to our
Senators and RE:l.-prenlt:atives at Washington.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Com-
merce and Navigation, and, on motion of Mr. Green, ordered
spread upon the Journal.
On motion of Mr. Saunders, the House adjourned until 4
o'clock P. M.



FOUR O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met liursilnt to adjournment.
The Sleaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the,following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad,
Corbett, Christie, Clark, Dickinson, Edwards, F:i-tncr, Fillin.
gim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, I lnilry, Hin-
son, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight
of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes,
McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Milton, Jr., O'Neal, Pat-
erson, Baker, Richard, Rives, R..iirk.', Saunders, Scott, Shine,
Smith of Jackson, Smith of IHamilton. Sn.,w, .t[h:ie, Taylor,
Tompkins, Trammell, Turnbull, Vaniiii, \\'.lker, Walton,
Whidden, Wilson and Yon-63.
A quorum present.
Mr. Walton, member-elect from the county of Hillsborough,
ort motion of Mr. Knight, of Lee, came forward and was
sworn in by the Clerk.
Tihe i-61 of c.untw1r.i being called, the following bills were
introduced :
By Mr. Milton ;
House Bill No. 5;
A bill to be; entitled an act to establish a State B >ard of
Health ;








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Which was read a first time by its title and was referred toc
the Joint Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Blitch, of Levy ;
House Bill No. 6 ;
A bill to be entitled an act to establish a State Board of
Health ;
Which was read a first time by its title and referred to the
Joint Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Moore moved that the Special Committee appointed to
draft resolutions relative to'yellow fever victims, be requested
to report progress.
The Committee reported progress and asked for further
time ;
Which was granted.
The following messages were received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 8th, 1889.,
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,
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 Joint Reso-
lution No. 3, which read as follows:
Be it Resolved, by the Legislature of the State of Floridi,
two-thirds of each house concurring therein.
That this Legislature will entertain and consider a bill to be
entitled an act to amend section 6 of an act to prescribe the
bonds to be given by certain county officers, Chapter 3724,
Laws of Florida, and respectfully ask the concurrence of the
House of Representatives therein.
And has concurred in the Joint Resolution of the House of
Representatives to appoint a committee of three from the Sen-
ate and three from the House, to draft resolutions upon the
death of L. I. Fleming, J. J. Daniel and others who died in
the epidemic, and have appointed as said committee, on part of
Senate, Senators Parkhill, R.,gc,'s and Schumacher.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate..
Also the following;
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SENATE CHAMBER, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 8, 18'89.
"]0ON. J. L. GASKINS,
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 Joint Resolution No. 4:
Relating to a duty on foreign oranges and lemons,
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
'Repre-rntati e-a therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Baltzell the messages from the Senate
"were taken up for consideration.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 4, relating to a duty on foreign
-oranges and lemons was read.
Mr. Latham moved that the resolution be concurred in;
Which was agreed to, and the resolution was concurred in.
The Senate Joint Resolution No. 3, relating to a change
in the law regulating the bonds of county officers,
Was read a first time and referred to the Committee on
Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Baskin the House adjourned until 10
Q'clock A. M. to-morrow.


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SATURDAY, February 9th, 1889.
,The House met pursuant to adjournment.
T.The Speaker in the chair.
'T,be roll being called, the following members answered to
leir n1me-.
M r. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Bas-
kin, Bates, Berkelanii, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy,
ABroad, Corbett, Christie, Clark, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer,
Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry,
Hinsont, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin,
Knight of SLuwainni?,, Klnigilt. ,o Lee, Latham. Lavne, Lewis,
Martin, Mathes, MI.CIakill, McNcil, Moore, M.,rgin, Moreno,
.Milton, O'Ncal, Pater.,on, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke,









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SNIIIUler', Scott. Shine, Smith of J.Ticksoii, Smith iof HIamilton,
.Si;,w, S :ii l>.-r., Taylor, T,.,mlkin, Tr.immell, urnlill,
V:lighii, Wailkl.., WValtou, W hii.lii.n, W il-,.,n .11i1' Youl-- I;3.
A quorum present.
Praiytr I.Iy the C4li[.lain.
'i'ht Journal was corrected and approved.
Mr. Gunn offered the following:
\\VHERE\-, Joint Resolution No. 4, relating to a iluty..n
foreign oranges :uli1 l.mani)-, which was I e.teivd from tt he Sen-
ate in the afternoon session of yi-i-t.'d:il:y, .iail |I:i.-i>l thlii
House in a time of c.u:fu-h,in ;
And Whereas, Said resolution is undiin.oci..itic, it i. mIkoved
that said resolution be i-i...l.i Ihr-. I ;
And asked that a committee be appointed to request the
Senate to return the resolution to the IIio-. tS r t'I. rr.er
action.
Mr. Green moved that the resolution be laid upon the
table ;
Which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr.S.Mr. r. Morgan was excused fi-om
a lenl;alce 'n the House for to-day on account of illness.
Mlr S':uii .lei offered the tI) ll.wi ,ig
WHEREAS, The Le.i-lltllii has been convened in Extraor-
dinary Session for the one purpose of creating a State Board
of Health. It is therefore desirable both in point of economy
and a Ilue re-'iril to ourselves as Lzgilator-, 1tht, the busiiness
for whlii-b wv arc called together he traniiact-ed a- expleitiouisly
as possible; tlderi-f.ir be it
R, ol,.lri, that no bills of any clihaacter, shall be intro-
4lucl .fr'tr Monal:ly. Fl.iriarvy 11th, 1889, unless the Gover-
nor silhll, by his message, recommend legislation upon other
matters of importance to the State.
Mr. Corl.ie moved that. the resolution be laid on the table;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Knuight, of Lee, (C'aiirmia of the Committee on Judi-
ci:iry, maile the following i'i-e,.rt:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
T.\L.AI-.\UE--, TFi:L., Feb. 8, 1889.
HI.IN. J. L. GASKINS,
S'l, .,. oof the Ho,..s, oft' 1 t i'h /ie.. :
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Senate Joint Resolution No. 3, beg leave to report that they
have .eniidered the amne aunl reconimenlI that it do pass.
Very respectfully.
P. 0. KNIIIIT,
Cha1ilman of Judiliary Committee.
Which was rend,, and, on motion of Mr. Baskin, the report
was adopted.
Senate Joint. iRes-lutio l No:. 4, relating to the bouids of
county orire'vl, W'a. rea. d ;a -Cmiaii tilde.
Mllr. S,)ott oived tliit the r-i-llition Ie hlMid on the table;
Which wari- lint nl'xei.id to ;
And the resolution n:u- pilace'l :1'l.:ng the orders of 1le lay.
for a third i-,,li1.z.
The fllowing iies-:l e wet.e rc--ived from the Senate :
.EN.\rPE C'H.AMBI R,
TAu Il.M I-.'EE, Fla., Fefl.. S, Is.'.1i.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Spri. ir a' Il. / / .. i'. I-
Sittl : I am .liri-ct- l I .. the SI-S i,:ate to iit'.1rm the IIou.e ol0
R ,>.lne .>,utot'i>',. th:,.t tl,,: :>,]:la c lI , |,:,.>s,,l t,, f>illow in,_ e -O -
current resolute ion :
W HIIERE.-, It lim-inll2 j ii..1hi Lbat tlhii Le -il- tiiiit mi-light II-e
:aile.l in thle .I1i- t.l:i *.-. <1l' th-I lu iis dm\o \l'inii up:on it, Ily tile
kijiwr li.1._- :ilI t;|i> i-l it- l ime ,.,I til .S m't il e:ln I.itrl l .Lo: tli-h U S.
M ariii- il, ..it;'l -,. rvi.i, ;- i el. lr I.-C it
r.'?tl/,.i ,I l ,, ,. .. .. ,,,,, i l, ']'l:t a C'o mlu littee ot two
,:l i thi. it.-.t lih.. it-, h .1 ihl t,. o in |,rtl tl' the Hl house, l.ep
all." int...il I', ilvl th.. l .*I'',".-.i I .lv lr-r:il to appear li- orp' thiN
Lefizi l titr I.* giv n' .*|)i ii..n ;ir csp>.riln'- 1 1 i i -4ul.
je t ;
And h:ave. aippo.intllm Mie-sr<. Stoiileltonl -n1i Yaneev.
Very RespectiIlly,
C. A. FINI.EY,
Secretary of tihe Senate.
Also the foll.:wiug:
SENATE C'H.AMBER,
TALL. HASSEE, Fli. Feb. 8, 1889.1
Hon. J. L. GASKINS,
Sjm(al' r or' /e T'.ils-.'* fy,'Rpr'aloli/i' :
SmI: I am dliriecteil by the Sento to inform the House of
Repireeuntative- that the Seunte has pas-seI-
Senate Joint RIeiolution No. 5 :









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Entitled a Joint Resolution Relating to a Coast Quarantine.
WHEREAS, In consequence of the pievaleuce of yellow fever
epidemic in portions of our State during the past year, many
of the lives of our best citizens were sacrificed; a general pros-
tration of business, financial depression and gr-.at suffering wal
brought upon our people, many of whom being compelled to
flee from their homes, terrified, panic stricken, demoralized, and
in many instances in a penniless condition, and were forced to
endure great hardship and privation ; and whereas, we, believe.
ing it to be the great object and purpose of the government
and its paramount duty to preserve, protect and defend the lives
and property of its citizens against foreign invasion ; therefore,
be it
Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida, That our
Senators and Representatives in Congress be instructed to use
every effort to procure the passage of such a law, and the adop.
tion by the government of such measures, including necessary
appropriations for the establishment of disinfecting stations, as
to a patrol quarantine on the coast of Florida, as will effectu-
ally prevent the importation to our shores of yellow fever or
other contagious or infectious diseases, from West India, S:iiuth
American, or other infected ports,and that the Secretary of tate
furnish each of our Senators and Representatives with a certi-
fied copy of this resolution,
And respectfully ask that the House of Representatives con-
cur therein,
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
"Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Milton, Jr., moved that the resolution to invite Sur-
geon-General Hamilton to address the Senate and House, as
originally introduced in the House, be read and adopted.
Mr. Baltzell and four others called for the yeas and nays on
the vote to adopt the resolution.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Gunn and Milton, Jr.-2.
Nays-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates, Berkel-
man, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy,Corbett, Christie, Dickin-
son, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Hall, Hart,
Hawley, Hendry, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Knight of Su-
wannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Martin, McCaskill, McNeil,
Moore, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rourke, Saunders,
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Turnbull, Taylor, Tompkins, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and
Yon-44.
So the motion to adopt was not agreed to.
Mr. Baskin moved that the House take up the Senate Con-
current Resolution providing for the appointment of a com-
mittee to invite Surgeon-General Hamilton to appear before
this Legislature;
Which was agreed to, nanl lie resolution was read.
Mr. Baskin moved that the House do not concur in the
resolution.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, G:iltzell,
Baskin, Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy,
Corbett, Christie, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim,
Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, llawley, Hendry, Jones, Johnson
of Osceola, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, L:'thala,
Layne, Martin, .Me .(':ia-.kill, M.-Neii, Moore, Milt.on, Jr., O'Nen],
Paterson, Raker, Richard, Riv>-., Rourke, Saunders, Scott,
Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Tay-
lor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon
-51.
Nays-None.
So the House refused to concur in the resolution.
On motion of Mr. Scott, Hon. T. V. Gibbs, of Duval, was
invited to a seat within the bar of the House.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 5, relating to a coast quaran-
tine,
Was read a first time and was referred to the Committee op
Commerce and Navigation.
On motion of Mr. Moore, Dr. L. J. Burt.on, oli Putnamu,
was invited to address the Houie- after the adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Corbett, the House adjourned until 10
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MONDAY, February llth, A. D. 1889.
The House of Representatives met pursuant: to adjournr'
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered tr
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, B:,ikin, Bates.
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad,.
Corbett, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillin.
gim,Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry. Hi soon,
Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of
Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, martin,
Mathv.,, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moren",. Milton,
J.r, Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Riclardl, Rives,
R.iurke, Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of
Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Tiurnbull
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-63
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion, Hon. M. P. Delgado, member-elect from Mon-
roe, and Hon. W. S. Norwood, member-elect from Bre'vaid,
came forward and were duly sworn by the Clerk.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
Mr. Lewis offered the following :
Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Health Laws be, re--
quested to report progress each day while in session, until it.
shall have made its final report.
Mr. Saunders moved that the resolution be adopted;
Which was not agreed.to.
Mr. Turnbull offered the following:
Resolved, That the report of the Committee on ResolutioAn.
of our citizens who were victims of yellow fever be made thpe
special order for 3 o'clock, p. m.
Mr. Turnbull moyed that the resolution be adopted ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Johnson, of Osceola, offered the following:
That Mr. Norwood, of Brevard, be added to the Committee,
on Railroads and Canals;
Which and agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Blitch, of Marion, Mr. Blitch, of Levy,
was,added to the Committee on Railroads and Canals.
On the call of counties, Mr. Knight, of Lee, asked permis-
sion of the House to introduce a bill to be entited an act au--
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-the work done by the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Canal and Okee-
ohobee Coml.pany in their work of reclnimingI 1 iInli under their
-oharter and contract made with the Trustees ot' the Interual
Improvement Board, and for other purposes.
Mr. Corbett objected to the introduction of the bill.
The Chair called for a yea and nay vote upon the question,
and ruled that it would require a two-thirds majority of all
,the members elected to the House to entertain the bill.
The roll being called, the vote was :
Yeas--Messrs. Dic-kin-on, Green, Hart, 'Hawley, Knight of
Buwannee, Knight of Lee, Mathes, McNeil, Norwood, Raker,
.Snow, Taylor, Turnbull and Wilson-13.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baskin, Berkel-
man, Blitch of Levy, Corbett, Delgado, Edwards, Farmer, Fil-
lingim, Gainer, Gunn, Hall, Hendry, Jones, Johnson of Osce-
ola, Latham, Layne, Martin, McCaskill, Moore, Morgan, Mil-
ton, Jr., O'Neal, Paterson, Richard, Rourke, Saunders, Smith
.of Hamilton, Stapler, Tomlulins, Walton, Whidden, and
Yon-35.
So the House did not consent to the introduction of the
'bill.
Mr. Farmer, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and
Navigation, made the following report :

HousE or REPRESENTATIVES,
TALL.AH.SSEE, Fla., Feb. 11, 1889.)
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
"SIR: Your Committee on Commerce and Navigation, to
whom was referred the memorial of Hon. R. J. Broad in ref-
erence to a coast guard, beg leave to report that they have
had the same under consideration and fully concur in the mat-
ter, but recommends tlih tle memorial be alddrel.sed- to the
Representatives of Florila in the Congress of the United
States, with the request that they present the same to the Sec-
retary of the Treasury and urge the immediate adoption of
the measure suggested, that it may be an auxiliary to efforts of
the State authorities in protecting the health of Florida.
Very respectfully,
W. W. FARMER,
C(h tirlinu Comlittee.
Which was read, and the memorial placed among the orders
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Mr. Latham, Chairman of the Committee on Public Print-
ing, made the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 11, 1889."
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the Rouse of Representatives :
SIR: Your Committee on Public Printing, to whom was re-
ferred-
Resolution by Mr. Knight, of Lee:
Resolved, That there be eight hundred copies of the daily
Journal printed for the use of the House, and three hundred
copies of the Journal in book form printed;
Recommend it do pass.
Very respectfully,
J. F. LATHAM,
Chairman Committee.
Which was read, and, on motion of Mr. Baskin, the report
was agreed to and the resolution adopted.
The following report from the Joint Committee on Public
Health was read:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 9, 1889.)
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Health, to whom was referred the
following resolution:
Resolved, That Drs. Daniel and Caldwell be invited by com-
mittee to address this House on the subject under consider-
ation ;
Beg leave to state that Drs. Daniel and Caldwell have ap-
peared before your committee, giving us their views and the
wishes of the Florida Medical Association, whom they rep-
resent. In view of these facts your committee beg respect-
fully to refer the resolution back to your House.
Very respectfully,
EDWARD M. HAMMOND,
Chairman Joint Committee.









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Senate Joint Resolution No. 4, :.elating to the bond1s or
County officers, was read a third time 'and put upon its pas-
sage.
Mr. Stapler moved that the resolution be made a special or-
der for to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, a. m.;
"Which was agreed to.
The House memorial relating to the establishment of a coast
guard was read a second time.
On motion of Mr. Farmer, the rules were waived and the
resolution was read a third time and put upon its passage;
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baskin, Bates, Berkelimani,
Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Corbett, Delgado, Dicki, ion,
Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart,
Hawley, Hendry, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Knight of Su-
wannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, McCaskill,
McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neil, Pater-
son, Raker, Richard, Rourke, Saunders, Smith of Jackson,
Snow, Stal.lr, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Walton, Whid-
den, Wilson and Yon-48.
Nays-None.
So the memorial passed and was ordered engrossed and cer-
tified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. i'ni.ai.- the House adjourned until 3
o'clock P. M. to-day.



THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment, the Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy,
Corbett, Clark, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmelr. Fillingin,
Gainer, Green, Gunn,Hall,Hart, Hawley,Hendry, Hi-nioii,Jones,
Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight or Su-
wannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, Martin,
Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton Jr.,
Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rourke, Saunders,
Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow,









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Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Trammell, Turnbull, Walker, Wal-
ton, Whidden, Wilsoh and Yon-67.
A quorum present.
Mr. Turnbull, of the Joint Committee on the part of the
House to draft suitable resolutions in reference to the deaths
of Col. J. J. Daniel, I. I. Fleming and Hon. H. A. L'Engle,
made the following report :
WHEREAS, During the late yellow fever epidemic in Jack-
sonville, Col. L. I. Fleming, Col. J. J. Daniel and Hon. Henry
A. L'Engle, three of our noblest, most useful, most renowned,
and most beloved fellow-citizens, died-the death of heroes,
patriots and Christian gentlemen while bravely standing at
their posts of duty, fighting courageously the battle humanity;
And Whereas, the purity of their well-spent lives, their emi-
nent abilities, their distinguished services to their country and
the great admiration and esteem of their fellow-citizens, as
well as the glorious manner in which they met their deaths,
demand unlimited praise.from all men, and require the expres-
sion thereof from the peoples' Representatives and Senators,
in Legislature assembled; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Legislature of the State of Florida .
1st. That by the deaths of Col. J. J. Daniel, L. I. Fleming,
and Hon. Henry A. L'Engle our State has lost three of her
most deserving and the best loved citizens.
2d. That their names will ever call to mind all that is pure
and noble in life, and all that is heroic and glorious in death.
3d. That this preamble :1i1 tlihe, resolutions be spread on
the Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives.
4th. That the Governor is requested to send copies hereof,
hnder the Great Seal of the State, to the families of the de-
ceased.
C. B. PARKHILL,
R. F. ROGERS,
J. M. SCHUMACHER,
Committee of Senate.
S. J. TURNBULL,
W. H. MILTON, JR.
P. O. KNIGHT,
Committees of House.
Which was read.









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Mr. Turnbull made the following remark-i :
MR. SPEAKER, I rise to oti':r my humble tribute to the res-
olution just adopted.
Another list of distinguished citizens have gone to swell the
roll of Florida's honored dead.
History, in every age and country, whether civilized or not,
tells us that monuments and memorials are kept in sacred
memory of their dead. And it seems to me fitting that the
Representatives of the State of Florida should pause for a day
in their accustomed duties to eulogize our departed friends,
and to invite the living to emulate their examples. Military
heroes and statesmen are crowned with the laurel leaf and plau-
dits of victory while living, and monuments of brass and mar-
ble erected to their memory when dead, yet, sir, in my hum-
ble opinion, these grand men who stood to their posts and sac-
rificed their lives in the interest of common humanity were as
brave and grand a set of heroes as lived upon the face of God's
green earth. Nor is this. memorial service for the dead only, but
the living. If we, the living actors on this scene, and our chil-
dren, profit not by the study and example of such lives thus
closed, this service were worse than useless. It was my pleasure
to know these gentlemen. More intimately Colonel Fleming.
Nearly 30 years ago he was a citizen of the county I have the
honor now to represent, Jefferson, and hib name so' memory
to-day is near and dear to many of our citizen-., for under him,
as teacher in the beautiful little village of Waukeenah, they
learned the first great principles which prepared thtm- for the
battle of life. All honor then, to these heroes, who, "after
life's fitful battle sleep so well."
The people mourn for in life's brightest bloom,
Those gifted so highly should sink to the tomb,
For in ardor they led in the van ol' the host,
Soon, alas, was their tall, but they died at their post."
Mr. Knight, of Lee, made the following remarks:
MR. SPEAKER AND FELLOW MEMBERS, I am oppressed by the
reflection that I bring such feeble abilities to bear in the dis-
charge of such momentous duties as are mine in behalf of these
resolutions. I feel entirely unequal to the occasion, and I am
only encouraged to proceed by the thought that it is an es-
pecial privilege accorded me that I be permitted to speak upon
resolutions mourning the loss of such noble and illustrious
men as Louis I. Fleming, Col. J. J. Daniel and others. I was
never personally acquainted with tl,-., g.-nitlim-ien, having ---en-
them but once, but to know them and ot' them,. alnd, of their
splendid qualities, their eminent worth ailn their inoilit.y, it
was unnecessary to have had a personal intriouction to them.









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As members of the legal profession-a profession which I re-
gard as the grandest and most honorable upon the face of the
earth-I know them to have been the recognized leaders of the
bar of this State. There was scarcely any case of importance
before the courts of this State, but that had the learned coun-
sel and eminent assistance cf Fleming & Daniel, and the bar
of this State will greatly miss their wise counsel. As citizens
of the State, in their social life they were always kind and
charitable, ever ready to minister to the wants of the poor-
charitable even to a fault. They knew no rich, no i.-.or, no
black, no white-and whilst the firm of Fleming & Daniel did
the most lucrative practice of any law firm in the State, I un-
derstand that now since Col. Daniel's estate is being settled up
that he died insolvent.
Remaining in Jacksonville voluntarily to minister to the
wants of the suffering, whilst the terrible epidemic of yellow
fever was ravaging that fair city, when they knew that there
was as much safety in walking up to the mouth of blazing
cannon as to stay there, their names will be landed to future
generations on the pages of history as the most courageous of
martyrs. They are now gone, and looking back up,,n their
lives and their character as we knew them, we think of them
as the purest and greatest of men. True to the God whom
they worshipped and true to the faith in which they professed
to believe, full of affection to their brethren of mankind,
generous to their enemies, warm with compassion to the un-
fortunate, self-denying to private interest, but zealous for pub-
lic interests and public happiness, magnanimous without being
proud, just without being harsh, simple in their manners, yet
manly in their feelings; men whom in time of need we loved
to rely on. In short, men who were without a stain, without
a blemish, almost without a fault; men whom we loved as
brothers, cherished as citizens and looked up to as superiors.
In their death Florida lost some of the greatest men that she
ever had, and whilst Col. Daniel left no estate for which to
erect to his and his friends' memory a grand monument, yet
that monument will not be wanting and lacking. There will
be erected to their memory a monument, but a monument not
built of brass, a monument not built of marble, nor of stone,
nor any perishable material, but of immortal fame; and with
tihe gods ruling over it and exclaiming in joyous and proud
notes, this was erected to the memory of men, true, good, brave
and noble.
Mr. Taylor made the following remarks:
MR. SPEAKER As a Representative of Jefferson county, I
ie ii re to offer an humble tribute to the memory of the honored









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dead. And, sir, it is peculiarly fitting that I should do so, as
it was in J1rth-.i1oi ll.inity hi:it tihe brilliant Flmtuing first en-
tered on the serious duties of life. It was there, sir, that he
first demonstrated the possession of those qualities of mind and
heart which sol'-e1'iieitly led to eminence and distinction and
made him doubly a hero.
It was there, sir, that his loved ones found an asylum dur-
ing the dreadful years of internecine war, where they were
cherished and honored as only a noble and 'chivalrous people
honor their likes.
Sir, we shall ever hold the subjects of this memorial up to
our children as the exemplars of the highest virtues of man-
kind. And though we mourn the immortal dead,
Each soul a finite God shall rise,
Majestic in its entity;
M iiit rina by its inborn i].,.-i rl.
Coeval with eternity.
Mr. Saunders made the following remarks:
M. SPEAKER: Indeed it is with a great deal of embarrass-
ment I arise to address this august body upon the considera-
tion of the important question before us, being a stranger to
many of the distinguished gentlemen who occupy sea-ts in tlii-
legislative hall. Yet, sir, I believe I would, be luntlitiht'ul to
the trust confided in me as a.Representative of the grand old
county of Walton, whose sons have presided over the delibera-
tions of legislative bodies in this hall, and the record of whom
will be honored and revered after many of us have passed to
that "bourne from whence no traveler return h," and our ae-
tions will be forgotten-as a native of the grand old Statre or
New York, which contributed more than any other State in the
Union towards the yellow fever sufferers in Jacksonville-a
State from which, under a nomr de plume, one of her distin-
guished statesmen, Hon. Levi P. Morton, made a contribution
that has emblazoned his name in letters of gold.among the
charitable men of our age; yes, sir, indeed under these cir-
cumstances, a clod, not a heart, would occupy-my breast, did
I remain silent behind my desk. But, Mr. Speaker, words ut-
tered by yourself when introducing a di-tingui4hed gentleman
who had the honor of addressing this body last Saturday, has
made a lasting impression upon my mind, and has reminded
me of my duty upon this occasion.
Mr. Speaker, I have been a frequent visitor to Jacksonville;
I saw her in Iro(lp'-rity-hclr .treets lined with visitors from
abroad ; her uercliints busy writing upon their ir-utomcers,
from every State anl celime. Two days after quarantine was
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I found many of those that a few months previous furnished
her sinews of commerce and trade missing from their accus-
tomed places. Her banks I found without depositors, and her
hotels, the pride of the tourist, without guests ; many of her
prominent sons in the grave, while sadness and tears were vis-
ible upon the faces of the heroes who had successfully combat-
ted the unseen foe. Yes, Mr. Speaker, as a representative of
the minority on the floor of this House, I second the adoption
of the report of our committee, and trust that an unseen God
has already erected a monument to the names of these heroes,
who sacrificed their lives upon a field that required the cour-
age of a Grant and a Lee to meet.
Mr. Smith, of Jackson, moved the adoption of the resolu-
tion ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Berkelman moved that the resolutions be spread upon the
Journal ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Richard moved, that as a tribute of respect to the mem-
ory of the heroic dead, the House do adjourn until 10 o'clock
A. M. to-morrow ;
Which was agreed to.
And the House adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. to-morrow.


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TUESDAY, February 12th, 1889.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Corbett,
Christie, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillin-
gim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hin-
son, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight
of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes,
McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton, Jr., Nor-
wood, O'Neal, Paterson, .Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke,
Saunders, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of lulmllton, Suow,










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Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turuhull, Vaughn, Walker, Wal-
ton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-62.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
Mr. Saunders offered the following:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, That our
Senators and Representatives in Congress are hereby request-
ed to use their best efforts to secure the repeal of the tax on
tobacco and alcohol, that these reminiscences of a war tax,
now unnecessary, burdensome and odious, should be speedily
removed from our statute books;
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Finance
and Taxation.
Mr. Blitch, of Marion, offered the il.I iug :
Resolved, That the name of Dr. L. J. Burton be added to
the report of the Joint Conference Committee, as directed by
the State Medical Association, in connection with Drs. Daniel
and Caldwell;
Which was read and agreed to.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
The roll of counties being called, the following bills were
introduced:
By Mr. Milton, Jr.-
House Bill No. 7:
To be entitled an act to fix the pay of the members, officers
and attaches of the Extra Session of the Legislature of 1889;
Which was received by unanimous consent of the' House,
read the first time and referred to the Committee on Legisla-
tive Expenses.
Mr. Farmer, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and
Navigation, made the following report :
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 11, 1889.
Aor. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the Hnuse of Representatives:
SI : Your Committee on Commerce and Navigation, to
whom was referred Senate Joint Resolution No. 5, relating to









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a coast quarantine and the establishment of disinfecting sta,
tions on the coast of Florida,
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that it do pass.
Very Respectfully,
W. W. FARMER,
Chairman Committee.
And the Senate Joint Resolution No. 5 was read a second
time.
Mr. Murgan moved that the report of the committee be
adopted ;
'Which was agreed to.

Mr. Hall, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
made the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 11th, 1889.f
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was
referred House Memorial to the C(o:,lgrcss o tlhe Ulited States,
in reference to the establishment :ani iu:lirl-mn .c- ofi a Coast
<' unr<:l,
Hive duly examined and found it correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
G. W. HALL,
Chairman Committee Engrossed Bills.
Which was read.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 3, relating to the bonds of
county officers; was read and placed upon its passage.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Christie,
Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Gainer, Green, Gunn,
Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola,
Johnston of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Leei
Latham, Livnc, IMai'ti.i, ihl.thes, McCaskill, McNeil, Morgan,
Mori..l', MiltLr, Nui'ffoil, O'Neal, Raker, Rives, Rourke,
Saunders, -bhin'., Smiih uIf Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow,
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Stapler, Taylor, Toiiiikini, Turnbull, Vaughn, \Vilker, Wal-
ton, Whidden, Wilson, and Yo--55.
Nays-Baltzell, Corbett, Farmer, Hall, Lewis, Moore, Pat-
erson, Richard, Scott-9.
So the resolution was adopted, and was ordered certified to
the Senate.
The following message was received from the Senate:

SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the HI-I.:.n ,
Representatives that the SCi:attL has passed, by a tInthirts
vote-
Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 :
To consider a bill to be entitled an act to continue the
rights, privileges, powers, franchises and grants of the Augus-
ta, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company, formerly the
Thomasville, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company, and to
extend the time for the completion of same;
And respectfully ask that the House of Representatives
concur therein.
Very respectfully,.
C. A. FTNLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Johnston, of Franklin, Senate Joinit Re-
olution No. 6, relative to the introduction of a bill to lie eu-
titled an act to continue the rights, privileges, powers, fran-
chises and grants of the Augusta, Tallahassee and Gulf Rail-
road Company, formerly the Thomasville, Tallahassee and
Gulf Railroad Company, was read first time.
A call of the House being ordered, the following members
answered to their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch, of Levy, Broad,
Corbett, Christie, Clark, DeIlgadu, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer,
Fillingim, Gainer, Green, (.inn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry,
Hinson, Jones, Jolhjnsin of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin,
Knight of Suwannee, Kniglt of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis,









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Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno,
Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Rinhard,
Rives, Rourke,. Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson
Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turn'
bull, Vaughn, Walker,Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-65
Mr. Latham moved that the rules be waived and the resolu-
tion read the second time.
The roll being called the vote was :
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett,
Christie, Clark, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Green,
Gunn, Hall, Hart. Hawley, Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of
Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight
of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil,
Moore, Morgan, Milton, Jr., Norwood. O'Neal, Paterson, Ra-
ker, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith
of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull,
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-58.
Nays -Messrs. Delgado, Gainer, Lewis, Richard and Scott
-5.
So the rules were waived and the resolution read the second
time.
Mr. Johnston, of Franklin, moved that the rules again be
waived, and the resolution read a third time and put upon its
passage.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Cor-
bett, Christie, Clark, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim,
Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson, Jones,
Johnson of Osceola, Johns ton of Franklin, Knight of Suwan-
nee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill,
McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Pater-
son, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, "Smith
of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor,
Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden,
Wilson and Yon-60.
Nays--Messrs. Delgado, Gainer, Lewis and Scott-4.
So the resolution was read a third time and put upon its

The roll being called, the vote was :
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell,
Baskin, Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy,









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Broad, Corbett, Christie, Clark, Dickinson, Ei:warI.i, Farmer,
Fillingim, Green, Gunn, Hall. Hatt, Hawley, Heicdry, Hiniou,
Jones, Johnston of Frankliu, Knight of Suwannee, Knight
of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes, MeCaskill, McNeil,
Moore, Morgan, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson,
Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, Smith of
Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tomp-
kins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson
and Yon-59.
Nays-Messrs. Delgado, G(iu.cr, Lewis and Sott-4.
So the resolution passed and was ordered certified to the.
Senate.
On motion of Mr. Rourke the rules were suspended to re-
ceive the report of the Joint Committee or Health.
Mr..Clak, Chairman of the House Committee, on Public
Health, made the following report:
HousE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12th, 1889.(
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: The Joint Committee on Public Health, to whom
was referred House Bills Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectfully beg
leave to report to your Ii..ur:il.lie body, that after careful con-
sideration they refer the same back with the recommendation
that they'd not pass. The committee further leg leave reg-
pectfully to report to your honorable body that they have
amended Senate Bill No. 5, entitled an act making it the
duty of the Governor to appoint a Health Officer for the State
of Florida, and to define the duties, powers and responsibili-
ties of the same," both in title and in the body, and have
reported the same back to the Senate with the recommenda-
tion that the same do pass as amended.
Very Respectfully,
EDWARD M. HAMMOND,
Chairman Joint Committee.
FRANK CLARK,
Chairman House Committee on Public Health.
Which was read.
Mr. Walton moved that the report be received andthe co:m-
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The roll being called on the question of the adoption of the
report of the committee, the vote was:
Yeas- Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Blitch of Levy, Clark, Del-
gado, Dickinson, Eidw-drih, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green,
Gunn, Hall, Hawley, Hendry, Jones, Johnston of Franklin,
Knight, of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes, Morgan,
Milton, Jr, Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives,
Rourke, Saunders, Smith of Jackson. Smith of Hamilton, Sta-
pler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Walker, Walton, Whidden,
Wilson and Yon-43.
Nays-Messrs. Corbett, Hinson, Knight of Suwannee,
Lewis, Moore, Scott and Snow-7.
And the report of the committee was adopted.
Mr. Baskin moved that a committee of thr:.-v lit -:i1poiltedl to
request the Senate to furnish this House with a copy of the
bill as suggested by the joint committee at the earliest prac-
ticable moment;
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Baskin, Moore and Dick-
inson were appointed as such committee.
On motion of Mr. Morgan, the House adjourned until 3
o'clock P. M. to-day.


THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
Mr. Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Broad, Corbett, C'lri'tie,
Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, E.l:wl;-i., Farmer, Fillingim,
Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson,
Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight
of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis,
Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, M...'I::i, Moreno,
Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Rake i: iih r.li, Rives,
Rourke, Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of
Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull,
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-64.
A quorum present.
Mr. Baskin offered the following:









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That Mr. Blitch, of Levy, be excused on account of sick-
ness;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathes moved that the vote by which the Joint Com-
mittee was discharged be reconsidered;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathes moved that the vote by which the report of the
Joint Committee was received be reconsidered ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathes moved that thl: vote by which the report of the
Joint Committee was adopted be reconsidered;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Shine moved that the Committee on Public Health be
requested to return the bill reported by the Joint Committee
on Public Health to the House without action;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Moore moved that the Joint Committee on the part of
the House be instructed to make a report by bill to the
House;
Which was agreed to.
The rules were waived, and Mr. Milton, Chairman of the
Committee on Legislative Expenses, made the following re-
port:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12th, 1889.
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR: Your Committee on Legislative Expenses, to whom
was referred House Bill No. 7 :
A bill to be entitled an act to fix the pay of the members,
officers and attaches of the Extra Sessiou of the Legislature of
1889,
Beg leave to report that they have considered said bill, and
recommend that it do pass.
Very respecfully,
W. H. MILTON, Jn.,
Chairman Committee.
Which was read, and on motion the report of the committee
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Mr. Saunders moved that the rules be waived and the bill
be placed on its second reading ;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
And the bill was read a second time.
Mr. Milton offered the following amendment;
In line 27, after "per diem," add "the pay of the assistant
janitor shall be two dollars per diem;"
Which was read, and, on motion, was adopted.
Mr. Baskin offered the following amendment:
Amend by inserting three dollars per diem for Pages, in-
stead of four.
Mr. Saunders moved that the amendment be laid on the
table;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Johnson, of Osceola, offered the following:
Amend by inserting $6.00 per diem for Doorkeeper and
Messengers.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, moved to lay the amendment on the
table;
Which was agreed to, and the bill was ordered engrossed for
its third reading.
Mr. Clark, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public
Health, on the part of the House, made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12, 1889.

HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Health, to whom was referred-
House Bills Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6,
In addition to the report made this day, beg leave to sub-
mit herewith
Senate Bill No. 5,
Which said bill your committee recommended do pass as
suggested in former report.

Very respectfully,
E. M. H.A oND,
Chairman Joint Committee.
FRANK CLARK,
Chairman of House Committee.



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Which was read and the ac-cwmlp:manyii g bill was referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By request of Mr. Baskin the bill was read for the informa-
tion of the members of the House.
The following messages were received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12th, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
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 Joint Re-:,lution rel-lting to the appointment of a
committee to investiglt- Florii-.i Coast Line TiU-pu.,rta-
tion and Canal '.:iil.aoy :ian to report their ltiuling- to
the Legislature at its convening in April next, and have also
passed
Senate Bill No. 12:
To be entitled an act to amend section six of an act to
prescribe the bonds to be given by certain county officers,"
Chapter 3724, Laws of Florida.
And respectfully ask that the House of Representatives
concur therein. Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate
Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
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. 11:
To be entitled an act to continue the rights, privileges,
powers, franchises and grants of the Augusta, Tallahassee and
Gulf Railroad Company, formerly the Thomasville, Tallahas-
see and Gulf Railroad Company, and to extend the time for
the completion of the same,
And ask the concurrence of the House therein.
Very respectfully,
U. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of thle Seiu:ite.









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Mr. Turnbull moved that 500 copies of the bill reported by
the joint committee be printed, and that this bill be made the
special order for 10 o'clock to-morrow;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Latham moved that the rules be waived and the messages
from the Seuate be taken up for consideration;
Which was agreed to.
Senate Bill No. 11 :
To be entitled an act to continue the rights, privileges,pow-
ers, franchises and grants of the Augusta, Tallahassee and
Gulf Railroad Company, formerly the Thomasville, Talla-
hassee and Gulf Railroad Company, and to extend the time
for the completion of the same,
Was read a first time.
Mr. Saunders moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
placed upon its second reading;
Which was agreed to, an the rules were waived by a two-
thirds vote,
And the bill was read a ec;:on1 time.
Mr. Baskin moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read a third time and placed upon its passage ;
The rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
was read a third time and put upon its passage.
The roll being called, the vote was :
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates, Berk-
elman, Blich of Marion, Broad, Corbett, Christie, Clark,
Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer,
Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson, Jones,
Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of Suwan-
nee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes, McCas-
kill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton, Jr., Norwood,
O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders,
Sliir, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow,. Sta-
pler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton,
Whidden, Wilson and Yon-61.
Nays-Messrs. Lewis and Scott-2.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Barber, the House adjourned until 10
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WEDNESDAY, February 13th,,,1889.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of M:rio,a, Blitch of Levy, Broad,
Corbett, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillin-
gim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Heiil1ry, Hin-
son, Jones, Johnston of Franklin, Knight .,i' .Stinalll-i ,
Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill,
McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal,
Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Scott,
Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler,
Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Tay-
lor, Wilson and Yon-62.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
On motion of Mr. Walker, Mr. Christie was excused on ac-
count of sickness.
Mr. Knight, of Lee, offered the following:
That we now go into Committee of the Whole to take under
consideration the Health Bill, to-wit: Senate Bill No. 5, re-
ported by the Joint Committee on Public Health;
Which was agreed to, and the House went into Committee
of the Whole.
Mr. Shine, of Orange, in the chair.
The House having been in C'.:LlumitIte. ol' the Whole a few
minutes arose and made the following report:
HousE or REPRESENTATIVES,
'TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 18, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of .Representatives,
SIR: The House baVina been in Committee of the Whole
for the purpose of coniideriLg Senate Bill No. 5, to be
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I hereby respectfully report that the committee have had
the said bill under consideration, and report the same back to
the House without action, and your committee beg leave to sit
again at the convenience of the House.
T. W. SHINE,
Chairman Committee.
Which was read and adopted.
On motion the rules were waived, and the Committee on
Public Health made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 13, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR: Your Committee on Public Health, to whom was re-
ferred-
Senate Bill No. 5,
Beg leave to report the same back to this Assembly with-
out action, as directed by the House.
Very respectfully,
S. H. BLITH, of Marion,
Chairman.
On motion of Mr. Clark-
Senate Bill No. 5:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health.
Was read a first time.
The following message was received from the Senate :

SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 13, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate respectfully requests the re-
turn of Senate Joint Resolution No. 7, for the appointment of
a committee to investigate the Florida Coast Line Canal and
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Legislature at its convening in April next, transmitted to you
on the 12th inst.

Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read.
And the resolution was ordered returned to the Senate.
Mr. Clark moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 5 be read the second time;
Which was agreed to, and the bill was read the second
time.
The House again went into Committee of the Whole, with
Mr. Shine in the chair.
The House having been in Committee of the Whole, arose
and made the tfollolwinlg tiponit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 13, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives ."
SIR: The House having been into the Committee of the
Whole again for the further consideration of-
Senate Bill No. 5:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health,
I hereby respectfully report that the committee have had
sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of said bill under consideration, and
report the same back to the House with the following amend-
ments:
Amend section 2 by striking out the words or for any ne-
glect of duty," at the end of said section,
And the committee beg leave to sit again.

Very resp cetfully,
T. W. SHINE,
Chairman Committee.
The report of the committee was read and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Berkelman, the House adjourned until 3
o'clock P. M. to-day.









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THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin,
Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad,
Corbett,Crhistie, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer,
Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry,
Hinson, Jones, Johnston- of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee,
Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, Martin, Mathes,
McCaskill,McNeil, Moore,Morgan,Moreno,Milton Jr.,Norwood,
O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders,
Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamilton, Snow,
Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker,
Walton, Whidden, Wilson au.11 Yon--64.
A quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Vaughn the rules were waived and the
following memorial was read:

PENSAOOLA, Fla., Feb. 11, 1889.
To the Senate and House of Bepresentatives, State of Florida :
GENTLEMEN: The municipality, of Pensacola, exercising its
right of petition, do, through undersigned committee ap-
pointed by the municipal Boaid of Commissioners, respect-
fully urge upon your honorable body not to enact any law
which will prevent the enforcement by Escambia county of
the non-intercourse policy with infected ports during summer,
which, from actual .x.I.-riene:-, is believed by a large majority
of our citizens to be the only safeguard against yellow fever.
Recognizing the vast area of our State, and its diversified
interests, we desire to speak for ourselves only, without in-
tending in any manner to conflict with the interests of other
sections; nor do we desire to say one word which may influence
you in considering the interests of other portions of the State.
We beg that you consider the peculiar location of Escambia
county in determining this question.
It is situated in the extreme western portion of the State,
having no portion of Florida north of it, south of it or west
of it.
What we may submit to your honorable body will not be theo-
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been bitter, and all of it reliable and not to be controverted.
That yellow fever never originates in Florida cannot be de-
nied.
That yellow fever follows commerce with infected sections,
is indisputable.
That Pensacola's ocean going tonnage each year, is greater
than all the balance of Florida combined, cannot be ques-
tioned.
These facts have given to our city an experience which we
are unwilling to forget or to surrender to theories which our
observation and common sense refute.
We cannot be misled by suggestions of safety through ac-
climated persons." We have known persons born and resid-
ing in our community to have yellow fever once, and then
to have it again.
Our apprehensions are not quieted by talk of fi.iigui.'tiou.
We have seen a vessel sent from our quarantine station to the
government station, and there detained, cla;!'iel1, and fumi-
gated, and then returned to our local quarantine station, and
while going through .:tctnti.'ii, fever was developed again. If
we admit, for the sake of argument, that fumigation is effective,
then arises the question, how are we to provide the means for
building a plant -imili:rl to that used at New Orleans, which
cost not less than $40,000 ?
Louisiana has one seaport.
If Florida should give Pensacola such a plan. then St. An-
drews, Apalachicola, Cedar Keys, Tampa, Charlotte Harbor,
Key West, St. Augustine, Jacksonville and Fernandina would
each demand the same protection, involving an outlay of $360,-
000.
Our reason is sustained by experience, when we protest
against allowing vessels to come to our local quarantine to be-
disinfected and purified, and then be sent to our city. We re-
member that one of the most disastrous epidemics commenced
from a vessel which went to our local quarantine healthy, and
was infected while there by a vessel not known to be infected
at the time.
By non-intercourse we do not intend to close our magnifi-
cent port. On the other hand, we mean. to give to our people
perfect security, that increased commerce may flow to us from
healthy ports when it is known to the world that we have cut
off all traffic from infected sections during the summer
months.
Our experience has been that whenever we temporize in the
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by an epidemic. Every time it has come its origin can be
traced to neglect. It is -ilw:,\' at our door waiting to slip in.
When it enters, it brings death and suffering, and destroys
our commerce, and inflicts distress and damage, which leave
their impress for years.
Whenever non-intercourse has been enforced, we have al-
ways escaped the affliction of an epidemic, and our commerce
has increased each summer until the business of the summers
of 1887 and 1888 aggregated the largest ever known. But
should another epidemic come, it would be utterly suspended
for years, if not destroyed.
In explanation of this assertion we will give briefly some
facts not generally considered by persons residing off of the
sea coast.
Fully eight-tenths of the merchant marine will 'refuse busi-
ness to ports liable to infection during the summer.
The other two-tenths, regardless of the lives of the crews
who work the vessels, accept this business and receive two or
three prices. After discharging their cargoes, they look about
for a new charter, and naturally seek the nearest ports which
lie on the Gulf. Having gone into infected ports for gain,
they knock at our door and plead for admisRon, caring noth-
ing for the danger to the ports which they/ .er, growing out
of their infection.
We refuse these vessels, and their yp' Aing of hardship is
not warranted, asEscambia's Boardp Aiealth announces early
in May, in each year, that these vY .is will not be admitted,
and knowing that they will not bc, they should not come.
After a few years they will cease to come.
As soon as it is demonstrated that we will not admit these
vessels, healthy vessels come in and build up our summer busi-
ness.
The suggestion of lost commerce, as a result of non-inter-
course, does not alarm us. Humanity demands that we should
protect the lives of our people. This being conceded, the bal-
ance is a mere question of dollars and cents.
With non-intercourse, yellow fever is impossible within the
limits of Florida.
With intercourse with infected sections, it is a matter of
management, and a menace is always over us. It is but a ques-
tion of time when the insidious disease will slip in.
Who will deny that last summer's experience will cost Flo-
rida, in dollars and cents, (without considering the loss of life)
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century ? What is this commerce during the summer
months ?
What is the portion of it that cannot be handled in winter ?
A mere bagatelle, not worth the life of one of Florida's citi-
zens.
Suppose, for example, that these infected ports should send
to Florida a great flood of trade during the suminiir, and that
with it should come fever. In fact, suppose such intercourse
is permitted, and for a time we escape the fever, yet every
healthy section of the South would be closed against us and
our commerce would be profitless.
We say that the existing law is satisfactory, and we trust in
your wisdom that you will leave the county boards with exist-
ing powers.
If other counties want intercourse, let them have it, but do
not derpive Escambia of its right to pursue the policy experi-
ence teaches to be the best.
We recognize the uec..iity, under the Constitution, for a
State Board, but we petition your honorable body that its au-
thority be concurrent with the County Boards.
Our law is the outcome of experience and has stood the test
of courts, and satisfies, without exception, our merchants, who-
are shippers, who are most heavily concerned.
It may be suggested that the County Boards may repeat the
cruel quarantines of last summer. What these Boards did
then was under the law.
Without the law, who doubts that the same thing, under the
same circumstances, would be repeated li-g.lrillet s of the law,
under the inherent right of self preservation, and the deplora-
ble sight would be witnessed of the shot-gun quarantine sup-
planting law.
We know from experience that any intercouse with infected:
places, at home or abroad, would cause Alabama to shut her
doors against us and illr'Ls.. :ill communication west of us.
It is well known that Escambia county exerted every effort.
to open an avenue of escape from Jacksonville, through its
limits, in locked cars, which was prevented by the quarantine.
of Alabama and other States.
While our deepest sympathies went out to our fellow-citi-
zens in the stricken city. vet it must be admitted, when the
matter of county 1i1r.irl iIm.-, are considered, th.l, it would not,
be any aid to infected sections of our State for other portions
Florida to open its doors to refugees. All 1-iig liable alike,
it would only spread the disease and increase the general woe,.
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In conclusion, we again respectfully urge upon your honor-
able body, speaking for ourselves alone, that such n,.tion mnay
be taken as will in no. manner interfere with the quarantine
regulations of Es6ambia county, as enforced under the exist-
ing law.
Respectfully,
W. D. CHIPLEY,
J. M. HILLIARD,
R. M. McDAVID,
A. V. CLUBS,
Committee.

And referred to the Committee on Public Health and or-
dered spread upon the Journal.
On motion of Mr. Baltzell, the House went into Committee,
of the Whole for the further consideration of Senate Billi
No. 5.
Mr. Shine in the chair.
The House having been in Committee of the Whole for some-
time, arose and made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 13, 1889.

HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee of the Whole, for the consideration
of-
Senate Bill No. 5:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health.
SHaving arose, I hereby respectfully report that the committee
have had sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 under consideration,
and have adopted the following amendments thereto:
Strike out section 6 and insert: "Any person or persons who
shall falsely or maliciously disseminate or spread rumors or re-
ports concerning the existence of any infectious or contagious.
disease shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished as provided by section 5 of this
act."
Amend section 11 by inserting after the words foreign
ports," in line 8, the words, or ports of this State."
Amend section 12, by inserting "one," after the word free-
holders in line 19.
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A''fter the word "officer," inline 19, insert, the word, one
to be selei:-ted by the owner of the property or his agent, aid
th'ethiird to be selected by the two freeholders already se-
lected."
After every year," in line 5, insert the words "and often-
er, if necessary."
After town,"' in line 5, insert the words, or other points
of the country where two or more railroads meet."
And your committee beg leave to sit again.
Very respectfully,
T. W. SHTNE,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read and adopted,
On motion of Mr. Saunders, Senate Bill No. 12 was made
a special order for 5 o'clock P. M. to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Walker, the House adjourned until 9
o'clock A. M. to-morrow.


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THURSDAY, February 14th, 1889.
"The House met pursuant to ad.iournineiit.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names.
:Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Bas-
kin, Bates, Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, iHlitch of Levy,
Broad, Corbett, Christie, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards,
Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley,
Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of
Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, Martin,
Mathes, McCaskill, M.: N.-il, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton,Jr.
Nbrwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives, Rourke,
Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of Hamil-
ton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull, Vaughn,
Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-63.
A quorum present.
Prayer by Mr. Hendry, of DeSoto.
The Journal was corrected and approved.











Mr. Dickinsou offered the following memorial:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the Leg-
islature of Florida, That among those heroic men who died
at their posts of duty during the recent epidemic in Jackson-
ville, the name of none stands higher in the roll of fame than
that of the Florida Times-Union's late distinguished and talen-
ted editor-in-Chief, Edwin Martin.
That this body, representative of the people of every portion
of the State, in common with them, deeply and sincerely 'de-
plores the death of one whose devotion to duty, and'!to the
interests of the State and city of his adoption (oppressed
though his spirit must have been oftentimes with the secret
consciousness of a peculiar bodily infirmity which would make
even the slightest attack of the prevailing disease almost
necessarily fatal), impelled him, no'twithlitandling this knowl-
edge, and against the advice and entreaties of plihy-ician and
friends, to remain as his post,laboring in season and out of
season for the lives and safety of his fellow-beings.
That to the bereaved family of the man whose many virtues
and noble qualities it is our melancholy pleasure thus to com-
memorate, we extend, for ourselves and on behalf of the people
we represent, the most sincere and heartfelt condolence.
That these resolutions be spread upon the Journal, and that
the Clerk be directed to forward a copy thereof, suitably en-
grossed, to the family of the deceased.
Which was read and unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr. Jones, Mr. Johnson, of Osceola, was ex-
cused from attendance for to-day.
Mr. Richard, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
"Taxation, made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 12, 1889.)
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom
was referred-
A resolution asking our Senators and Representatives in
Congress to use their best efforts, to secure the repeal of the
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respectfully ask it be reported to the Committee on Temper-
ance.
Very respectfully,
J. C. RIcHARD,
Chbnirman Commuittee.
Which was read.

Mr. Blitcb, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health,
made the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14,.1889.)
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Smi: Your Committee on Public Health, to whom :was re-
ferred :
Pensacola Municilpn!l Memorial, marked 6 A,
Beg leave to report same back to the House without action.
Very respectfully,
S. H. BLITCA, of Marion,
Chairman.
Which was read.
Mr. Rives, Chairman of the Committee on Journal, made
the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14th, 1889.
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR: Your Committee on Journal have examined the work
of the Recording Clerk and find the same satisfactory in every
detail.
SVery Respectfully,
W. C. RIVES,
Chairman Committee.
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Mr. Hall, Chairman of the Committee on Engrosse, Bills
made the following report :

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 13, 1889.
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
"ferred-
A bill to be entitled an act to fix the pay of thd members,
officers and attaches of the Extra Session of the Legislature of
1889 ;
Have duly examined and found it correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
G. W. HALL,
Chairman Committee Engrossed Bills.
Which was read.
House Bill No. 7:
To be entitled an act to fix the pay of the members, officers,
:and attaches of the extra session of the Legislature of 1889;
Was read a third time and put upon its passage.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett,
Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim,
,Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson,
Jones, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of
Lee, Latham,. Layne, .Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore,
Morgan. Moreno, Milton, Jr., Norw.:..-l, O'Neal, Paterson,
Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson,
Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turn-
bull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-
58.
Nays-Messrs. Lewis, Martin and Richard-3.
So the bill passed, having received a two-thirds vote of all
the members elect, title as stated, and was ordered certified to
:the Senate.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 5:
Relating to the establishment of a coast guard quarantine,
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Mr. Mathes moved that all action taken on Board .f Health
bill, reported to the House by the Joint Committee on Public
Health as
Seuate.Bill No. 5:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health,
Be reconsidered;
"Which was agreed to, and the bill was referred back to the
Committee: on Public Health.
The rules being unanimously waived, Mr. Clark introduced
House Bill No. 8'
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health;
Which-was read a first time and referred to the Committee
on Public Health:
The rules being waived Mr. Walker offered the following
resolution:
WHEREAS, The Governor in his wisdom has deemed it meet
and proper to convene the Florida Legislature in Extraor-
dinary Session for the purpose of creating a St.te Board of
Health; and whereas, in its organization through a concur-
rent committee composed of members from both i.,.,li.-, the
Senate and the House of Representatives, for the purpose of
drafting a suitable Health Bill for the protection of the State
against the invasion of infectious and contageous diseases;:
and whereas, said committee after ardous labors frT. in i y to
day, ascertaining from inquiries from many sources, having
many experience-d ih \ icir.n, before said committee giving
their views and oilii..i .. :- t,., the most expedient matters to
adopt in order to prevent the recurrence of yellow fever and
other iifeuti.i:,u-1 li.-.e.-., from invading our State; ,.i1 :whLeie-
as, said committee, having within their judgment after exercis-
ing every possible deliberation and prudence, reported a bill
which owing to the diversified opinion of the House seems not
to be that which the public safety demands, and in view of the
fact that the expenses of this extra session is at a cost"to the
tax payers not less than $1000 per day, and with no likelihood
of the passage of any Health Bill at this session, and as the
regular session will convene at an early date where such mat-
ters will be taken under advisement; Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we do now adjourn sine die.
Mr. Saunders moved to lay the resolution upon the table ;
Whi:h was aIgreel to.
Senate Bill No. 12:









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To be entitled an act to amend section 6 of an act to pre-
scribe the, bonds to be given; by, certain, county officers,
Was read by its title the first time and rfered to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation.
On motion, the rules were unanimously waived, and Mr..
Blitch, of Marion, Chairman of the Committee .on Public
Health, .made the following report ; i .. ,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14,1.S)
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Sp. onar of the House of Representatives:
SIR : Your Committee on Public Health, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 8,
Beg leave to report same back to this House without action.
Very respectfully,
S. H. BLITO,, of Marion,
Chairman.

The report was received and unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr. Clark, the rules were unanimously waived
and
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create 'and establish a State Board
of Health,
Was read a second time.
On motion of Mr. Delgado, Hon. R. A. Monsalvatge and
Dr. J. Y. Porter were invited to seats within the bar of the
House.
Mr. Clark moved that the House go into Committee of the
Whole for the consideration of House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health;
Which was agreed to, and the House went into Committee
of the Whole, with Mr. Baskin, of Marion, in the chair.
The House having been in Committee of the Whole for
some time, arose and made the following report :











HOUSEE OF REPRESENTATIVES, "
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14, 1889.
HO. J. L. GASKINs,
Speaker of the House of Bepresentatives.
,SR: The Hou-se having been in Committee of the Whole,
for the purpose of considering-
'House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
,of Health,
And arose for the purpose of reporting its action,
I hereby respectfully report that the Committee has had un-
-der consideration sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 of
-said bill, and report the same back to the House with the fol-
lowin-g amendments :
Amend section 2 by striking out the words "or for any
neglect of duty," at end of section.
Amend section 4 by adding the words, "and until after the
investigation shall have been made by the State Health Officer
as provided for by section 9 of this act, each practicing or
licensed physician shall be, and he is hereby required, to so
isolate such case or cases, and adopt and enforce such other
measures as 'to him may seem effectual for preventing the
spread of any such infectious disease.
Amend section 5, by inserting after the word "Resident,"
in lines one and two, the words: "or to isolate."
Strike out section 6, and insert: Any person or persons
,who shall falsely or maliciously disseminate or spread rumors
or reports concerning the existence of any infectious or con-
tagious disease, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
conviction thereof shall be punished as provided by section
five of this act.
Amend section 11, by striking out the word "direct" in
line 15; in line 16 strike out the word imminent; after
the word State," in line 16, insert the words: they shall
have power."
Amend section 12, by inserting after the word "towns," in
line five, the words : or other points of the country where
two or more railroads meet;" after the word freeholder,"
in line 19, insert the word one; after the word "officer,"
in line 19, insert the words: one to be selected by the owner









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of the property, or his agent, and the third to be selected by
the two freeholders already selected."
Amend section 12 by adding in line 5, after the words
"L every year," the words "and oftener if necessary;"
And your committee respectfully ask leave to sit again.
"Very respectfully,
A. P. BASKIN,
Chairman Committee.
Which was received.

On motion of Mr. Knight, of Lee, the House adjourned
until 3 o'clock P. M. to-day.



THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett,
Christie, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillin-
gim,Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hinson,
Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin, Knight of
Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Layne, Lewis, Martin,
Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Moreno, Milton,
Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker, Richard, Rives,
Rourke, Saunders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of
Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Whidden, Wilson and Yon-65.
A. quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Saunders, Walter Seay, Page, was ex-
cused for the day on account of sickness.
On motion of Mr. Turnbull, the House went into Commit-
tee of the Whole for the further consideration of
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health.











Mr. Baskin, of Marion, in the chair.

The House having been in Committee of the Whole for
some time, arose and made the following report:

SHotis or REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: The House having been in Committee of the Whole
for the further consideration of-
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health,
And arose for the purpose of making a report-
I hereby respectfully report that the Committee of the
Whole has had under consideration sections 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19
of said bill, and have adopted the following amendments there
to, to-wit:
Amend section 13, by striking out alter the words "board,
at any time," the words between the months of May and
November," and insert the words when, in his judgment,
the exigencies of the case may require," and-
Strike out all after the word published," in line 7, and in-
cluding the words St. Andrews," in line 9, and insert the
words "in some newspaper in every county site in the State."
Amend section 14, line 5, by striking out the word mon-
ied."
Amend section 16, line 3, by inserting after the word his "
and before "traveling the word "actual';" in line 2, strike
out the words by the treasurer upon order of" and insert
the words upon his requisition approved by."
Amend section 17, strike out the words, and hotel bills,"
in line 7, and insert the word actual" before the words
"traveling expenses in line 7.
And your Committee respectfully ask permission to sit
again.
Very respectfully,
A. P. BASKIN,
Cihairmanhl Commnit,tee.
Which was read and adopted.









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On motion of Mr. Shine, Mr. Scott, of Duval, was~excused
for to-morrow, to attvlid cqnfereice.
Mr. Richard, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, made the following report,::
HOUSE OF RePRESENTATIVES,
TALLLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14, 1889.

HON. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom
was referred-
Senate Bill No. 12:
To be entitled an act to amend section six of "An act to
prescribe the bonds to be given by certain county officers,
chapter 3724, Laws of Florida,"
Recommend that it do pass.
Very respectfully,
J. C. RICHARD,
Chairman Committee.
Which was read.
"On motion of Mr. Saunders-
Senate Bill No. 12:
T6 be entitled an act to amend section six of an act to pre-
scribe the bonds to be given by certain county officers,
Was read second time.
On motion of Mr. Saunders the rules were waived by a un-
animous vote and
Senate Bill No. 12:
To be entitled an act to amend section 6 of an act to pre-
scribe the bonds to be given by certain county officers,
Was read the third time and put upon its passage.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Bates, Berkelman,
Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson,
Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green, Hart, Hawley,
Hendry, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of
Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham,
Layne, Lewis, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Morgan,









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Moreno, Milton, Jr., Norwood, Raker, Rives, Rourke, Saun-
ders, Scott, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith of fHamilon,
Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tomp.kins, Turnbull, Vaughn, Walker,
Walton, Whiiden, Wilson and Yon-54.
Niys-Messrs. Baskin, Blitch of Marion, Gunn, Hall,
Moore, O'Neal, Paterson and Richard-8.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Stapler the House adjourned until 10
o'clock A. M. to-morrow.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 1889.
The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
"their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates,
Berkelman, Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett,
Christie, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillin-
gim, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart, Hawley, Hendry, Hin-
son, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Franklin,
Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Lewis,
Layne, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Mor-
gan, Moreno, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker,
Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, Smith of Jackson,
Smith of'Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turn-
bull, Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Wilson and Yon-62.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
Mr. Turnbull moved that the rules be waived and the House
resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further
consideration of
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health.
The roll being called, the vote was:









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Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Baltzell, Baskin, Bates, Berkelman,
Blitch of Levy, Broad, Christie, Clark, Delgado, Dickinson,
Edwarilk, FartUIr, Fillingitu, Gainer, Green, Gunn, Hall, Hart,
Hawley, Hen.Idrv, Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, John-
son of Franklin, Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latbam,
Layne, Lv..\is, Martin, Mathes, McCaskill, MNeil, Moore,
Morgan, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neil, Paterson, Raker, Rich-
ard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, Smith of Jackson, Smith
of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull,
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, Wilson and Yon-58.
Nays-Messrs. Blitch of Marion, and Corbett-2.
So the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole-
for the further consideration of said bill,
Mr. Baskin in the chair.
The House having been in Committee of the Whole for
some time, arose and made the following report :
HousE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 15, 1889.
HoN. J. L. GASKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR: The housee having been in Committee of the Whole
for the further consideration of-
House Bill No. 8:
To be'entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health,
And having arose for the purpose of making a report-
Ihereby respectfully report that the House has had under
consideration sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 of said bill,
and report the same back with the following amendments:
Amend section 18, line 1, after the word "shall," by insert-
ing the words take an oath before some one competent to
administer oaths for the faithful discharge of his duties ;" and
Add to section 18 the words and if said bond should be
forfeited, all such amounts collected from such prosecution
shall be placed to the credit of the before named health fund
by the said President of the Board."
Amend section 19 by striking out the words beginning with
.the word the," in line 1, down to and including the word
" expenditures," in line 3, and insert in lieu thereof the words
" all the expenditures of the Board." Strike out the word
"m6nd in line 5, and insert in a clear and concise statement,
together with any special observations, recommendations or








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facts that he may present, that would be conducive to the
health and sanitary con'lition of the State,. and such general
statements shall finally be submitted by the Governor to the
Legislature, when in regular sessioi convened, and shall be
published like other reports of State officers, and the Presi-
dent of said Board." Strike out in line 5, the words "the
same,"' and insert the word "such expenditure."
Very respectfully,
A. P. BAsK.IN,
Chairman Committee.
.Which was read and adopted .
On motion of Mr. Saunders, Hon. D. L. McKinnon was in-
vited to a seat within the bar of the House.
The following message from the Senate was read:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 13th, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
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 Memorial to the Congress of the.United States in ref-
erence to the establishment and maintenance of a Coas t Gua1 l.
Very respectfully,
U. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And the accompanying memorial was ordered engrossed.
Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 15, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
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. 7 :
To be entitled an act to fix the pay of members, officers and
attaches of the Extra Session of the Legislature of 1889 ;
Also,










.Has passed Senate Concurrent. Resolution of thanks to Sur.
geon-Genreral Hamilton,
And respectfully ask the concurrence of the House of Rep-
resentatives in the resolution.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
House Bill No. 7:
To be entitled an act to fix the pay of members, officers and
attaches of the Extra Session of the Legislature of 1889,
Was ordered enrolled.
The following Senate resolution was read :
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida,
That we desire to place upon record an expression of our con-
fidence in Surgeon-General Hamilton, of the U. S. .laiine
Hospital Corps, and to extend to him the thanks of the people
of Florida for the timely, intelligent and efficient labors in
their behalf during the past year; and be it
Further resolved, That the secretaries of the Senate and
House of Representatives be instructed to forward an enrolled
copy of these resolutions to Surgeon-General Hamilton at
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Blitch, of Marion, moved that the House concur in the
resolution;
Which was agreed to, and the resolution was ordered certi-
fied to the Senate.
Mr. Walton offered the following:
WHEREAS, In the late epidemic that spread such desolation
over our beloved State, and brought so much sorrow to the
homes of our people, the opportunity was offered for the dis-
play of great moral courage and the exhibition of heroic
philanthropy, and conspicuous among the noble men who so
fearlessly placed themselves in the breach, thereby offering
themselves, if need be, as a sacrifice in behalf of their stricken
countrymen, we find the name of our fellow-citizen, Dr. Joseph
Y. Porter; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida do hereby extend to Dr. Joseph Y. Porter the thanks
and gratitude of the people of our State for his prompt, con-








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tinuous and skillful efforts in the behalf of those portions of
Florida, which in the past year suffered by the lprevaleuce of
yellow fever; be it
Further resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the
Journal of the House, and a copy of the same be delivered to
Dr. Porter by the Clerk;
Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Knight, of Lee, the
resolution was adopted.
Mr. Clark moved that the regular order of business be taken
up;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Blitch, of Marion, offered the following :
WHEREAS, During the late epidemic of yellow fever in this
State, service of great magnitude was rendered the citizens of
the stricken localities by the general government of the United
States,
And Whereas, Said eminent service was administered by
and through Surgeon John B. Hamilton, of the U. S. Marine
Hospital Service, and the officers of his corps ;
And Whereas, This assistance is recognized as being of
high professional order ; be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida do hereby tender our sincere thanks to Surgeon-
General Hamilton and the ..ril.ie of his corps for the able,
conscientious and faithful manner in which the duties devolving
upon them were met and fulfilled ; and they also recognize the
wisdom and zeal displayed in perfecting and :.'t',,lilig meas-
ures tending to the relief of the sick, suffering and panic-
stricken of this State.
Resolved, further, That a copy of these resolutions, prop-
erly engrossed, be forwarded to the President of the United
States, the members of his Cabinet and Surgeon General John
B. Hamilton.
Which was read, and on motion, the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Milton, Jr., by request, offered the following :
WHEREAS, There is now pending in the Supreme Court of"
the State of Florida several cases in which questions as to the
constitutionality of some ot the provisions, if not all, of the
act approved June 7th, 1887, known as the railroad Commis-
sion act; and whereas, one, if not more, of the railroad com-
panies within the State is wholly ignoring and violating the
rates of charges fixed by the Commi ssioners; and whereas, the









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Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad Coimpliiy ha\v obtained an
injunction from the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Cir'.uit
of the State of Florida, enjoining individuals from instituting
or prosecuting any suits against them for violating the rates
fixed by said Commission, as provided by said act; aiml where-
as, the public generally are interested in having a judicial de-
termination of the questions involved in said suits at as eirly
a day as possible; therefore, be it
Resolved'by-the Legislature of the State of Florida, That
the Supreme Court of Florida be and are hereby requested to
hear and determine said suits or cases, and each and every ques-
tion presented by the records therein, without a day's unneces-
sary delay, postponing matters and cases less important and
less urgent for that purposes.
2d. That immediately upon the passage.of these resolutions
the Secretary or Clerk of the House, in which they originated,
transmit a copy'of th, same to each Justice of the Supreme
Court.
Which was read.
Mr. Saunders moved that the resolution be laid on the ta-
ble.
The roll being called, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Bates, Berkelman,
Blitch of Marion, Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett, Christie,
Clark, Delgado, Dickinson, Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Green,
Hall, Hawley, Hendry, .Hinson, Jones, Johnson of Osceola,
Knight of Suwannee, Knight of Lee, Latham, Lewis, Martin,
Mathes, McCaskill, McNeil, Moore, Morgan, Norwood, O'Neal,
Paterson, Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, Smith of
Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, Taylor, Tompkins, Turnbull,
Vaughn, Walker, Walton, and Wilson-50.
Nnav. -Me- r;. Gainer, Gunn, Johnston of Franklin, Milton,
Jr., Tkelir, Smith of Jackson and Yon-I.
And the resolution was laid on the table.
Mr. Saunders offered the following:
Resolved, That Mr. Scott, of Duval, a minister of the Gospel
in attendance upon a religious conference at this city, be ex-
cused with full pay during this session, or until his religious
duties will allow him to resume his seat in this hall;
Which was read and unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr. Taylor, Mr. Whidden was. excused from.
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The roll of counties being called, tlle following bill were
introduced :
By Mr. Johuston, of Franklin-
House Bill No. 9:
To be entitled an act to create County Boards of Healtl tror
the seaboard counties, and other counties where deemed neces-
sary;
Which was read first time and referred to the Committee on
Public Health.
By Mr. Milton-
House Bill No. 10:
To be entitled an act making an appropriation for the expen-
ses of the Extra Session of the Legislature which convednel
February 5th, 1889;
Which was read first time and referred to the Committee on
Legislative Expenses.
On motion of Mr. Clark the further call of counties was
suspended, the rules waived, and
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health,
Was taken up for consideration, ahd read a second time by
sections.
Mr. Moore offered the following amendment:
Amend section 2 by striking out the words "or for any
neglect of duty," at end of section ;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Saunders offered the following amendment:
Amend section 4, line 2, by inserting after the word
"o Health," the words or the Health Officer of said Board."
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Walton offered the following amendment:
Amend section 4 by adding the words, "and until after the
investigation shall have been made by tho State Health Officer
as provided for by section 9 of this act, each practicing or
licensed physician shall be, and he is hereby required, to so
isolate such case or cases, and adopt and enforce such other
measures as to him may seem effectual for preventing the
spread of any such infectious diiew,es ;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Clark offered the following amendment:








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Amend section 5 by inserting after the word "President," in
lines one and two, the words: "or to isolate;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Saunders offered the following amendment:
Amend section 5, line 2, after "President," insert the words,
"or the Health Officer of said Board;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Berkelmanoffered the following amendment:
Strike out section 6 and insert: Any person or persons
who shall falsely or maliciously disseminate or spread rumors
or reports concerning the existence of any infectious or con-
tagious disease, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall be punished as provided by section 5
of this act :
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Rourke offered the following amendment:
Amend section 11, line 15, by striking out the word "direct;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Morgan offered the following amendment:
Amend section 11, line 16, by striking out the word immi-
nent ;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Clark offered the following amendment:
Amend section 11, line 16, by inserting after "said State,"
the words they shall have power;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Smith, of Jackson, offered the following amendment:
Amend section 12, by inserting after the word towns," in
line five, the words, L or other points of the country where
two or more railroads meet;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Milton, Jr., offered the following amendment:
Amend section 12 as follows: After the word freeholder,"
in line 19, insert the word one ;" after the word officer," in
line 19, insert the words one to be selected by the owner of
the propeLty, or his agent, and the third to be selected by the
two freeholders already selected ;"
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Turnbull offered the following amendment :









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Amend section'l1, line 5, by inserting after "every year" the
words, "and oftener if necessary."
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Knight of Lee offered the following amendment :
That there shall be inserted these words after the woLrd.
"preservation of the same," in line 3 of section 12: Provided,
That in the promulgating or declaring their said rules and regu-
lations they shall not enforce, declare or make such 'rules and
regulations as will unnecessarily interfere:with commerce or
trade between the points of this State.
Mr. Saunders moved that the amendment be laid on the table ;
The roll being called, on the motion to table the ameUlmcuut,
the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins, Barber, Baltzell, Baskin, Berkelieun,
Blitch of Levy, Broad, Corbett, Christie, Cr,'ak Dickinson,
Edwards, Farmer, Fillingim, Gainer, Green, G inn, H:tll, Haw-
ley, Hendry, Jones, Johnson of Osceola, Johnston of Frankliu,
Latham, Layne, Lewis, Mathes, McCaskill, Moore, Morgan,
Moreno, Milton, Jr., Norwood, O'Neal, Paterson, Raker,
Richard, Rives, Rourke, Saunders, Shine, Smith of Jackson,
Smith of Hamilton, Snow, Stapler, T:alor. Twonpkii..3, Turn-
bull, Vaughn, Walton, Wilson and Yon--52.
Nays -Messrs. Bates, Delgado, Hinson, Knight of Suwan-
nee, Knight of Lee, Martin, McNeil and Walker-8.
So the amendment was laid on the table.
The following message was received from the Senate :
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 15, 1889.
HON. J. L. GASKINS,
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. 5:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Board
of Health,
And respectfully ask the concurrence of the House of Rep-
resentatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate