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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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 Material Information
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: April 4, 1893
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
 Notes
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.
 Record Information
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
lccn - sn 85065606
System ID: UF00027834:00008
 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
    April 1893
        Tuesday, April 4
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 5
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            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
            Page 12
        Wednesday, April 5
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            Page 15
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        Thursday, April 6
            Page 17
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        Friday, April 7
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        Saturday, April 8
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        Monday, April 10
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        Tuesday, April 11
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        Wednesday, April 12
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        Thursday, April 13
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        Friday, April 14
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        Saturday, April 15
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        Monday, April 17
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        Tuesday, April 18
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        Wednesday, April 19
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        Thursday, April 20
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        Friday, April 21
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        Saturday, April 22
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        Monday, April 24
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        Tuesday, April 25
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        Wednesday, April 26
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        Thursday, April 27
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        Friday, April 28
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        Saturday, April 29
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    May 1893
        Monday, May 1
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        Tuesday, May 2
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        Wednesday, May 3
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        Thursday, May 4
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        Friday, May 5
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        Saturday, May 6
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        Monday, May 8
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        Tuesday, May 9
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        Wednesday, May 10
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        Thursday, May 11
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        Friday, May 12
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        Saturday, May 13
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        Monday, May 15
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        Tuesday, May 16
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        Wednesday, May 17
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        Thursday, May 18
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        Annual report of the comptroller of the state of Florida, for the period beginning January 1, 1891, and ending December 31, 1891
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        Annual report of the comptroller of the state of Florida, for the period beginning January 1, 1892, and ending December 31, 1892
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        Report of the secretary of the board of trustees I. I. fund, for the period beginning January 1, 1892, and ending December 31, 1892
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: 40USSE JOURNAL,

:- A JOURNAL OF THE

"PROCEEDINGS
OF THE

House of Representat'ves
OF TIHE
FOURTH REGULAR SESSION
OF THE

LE TGISLF TURE
OF THE


STATE OF FLORIDA,
"i eld; Udilcr tile CiOnsl tutiotn A dopted 7q1 the C(ui ntio iin if I885.

"(SU::I: and Held at the Capitol, in the City of
".Tllahassee, on Tuesday, April 4, 1893.


JNO. B. JOHNSTON, (of Pasco) SPE.KEK.
WM. FORSYTH BYNUM, (of Columbia) CHIEF CLERK,

T 'TALLAH.ASEE, FLA.:
JOHN G. COLLINS, State Printer.
1893.



















JOURNAL


OF THE


House of Representatives

Of the Fourth Regular Session of the Legislature, under the
" Constitution of A. D. 1885, begun and held at the Capitol,
in the City of Tallabassee, in the State of Florida, on
Tuesday, the fourth day of April, A. D. 1893, being the
day fixed by the Constitution of the State of Florida for
the meeting of the Legislature.

TUESDAY; APRIL 4th, 1893.
The House of Representatives was called to order by Dr.
Sim. Forsyth Bynuin, of Colunrbia, former chief clerk of the
t ,:i- of Representatives.
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, moved that Dr. Wm. Forsyth
Stjllii be temporary secretary.;
Which was agreed to.
fMr. Shine, of Orange, moved that the roll of members as
er tit;-l by the Secretary of State be called;
STATE OF FIORIDA, s
OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE. j s.
I Jno. L. Crawford. Secretary of State, do hereby certify
at the foregoing is a correct list of the members of.the House
e' representatives, as shown by.the election returns on file in











Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the
SEAL State of Flcrida, at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 4th
day of April, A. D. 1893.
JNo. L. CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
Which was agreed to.
The roll being called the following members answered to-
their names:
Alexander, James E., Volusia county.
Baltzell, G. L., Nassau county.
Berry, A. C., Escambia county.
Bethel, William, Monroe county.
Blocker, John R., Franklin county.
Campbell, W. W., Madison county.
Clark, Thomas L., Jefferson county.
Cochran, Thomas J., (itrus county.
Daniel, William J., Jackson county.
Dell, John B., Alachua' county.
Denham, J. S., Jefferson county.
Dees, William T., LaFayette county.
Darrance, W. Jordan, Polk county.
Dyal, B. G., Nassau county.
Fletcher, Duncan U., Duval county.
Finlayson, Wlliam D., Levy county.
Floyd, H. H., St. Johns county.
Foreman, William B., Gadsden county.
Fortner, Hardy F., Polk county.
Gaskins, J. L., Bradford county.
Gainer, Walter R., Washington county.
Gilchrist, A. W., DeSoto county.
Goodbread, Augustus L., Columbia county.
Hall, Oliver B., Gadsden county.
Hamilton, Thompson P., Taylor county.
Harp, John H., Putnam county.
Hendry, F. A., Lee county.
r,










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IH.,l.1ii. James, Leon county.
Hooks, T. J., Lake county.
Jackson, Thomas H., Liberty county.
Jennings, W. S., Hernando county.
Johnson, John, S., Hamilton county.
Johnston, John B., Pasco county.
Jones, George L., Hillsborough county.
Kelly, J. L., Alachua county.
Layne, James, Manatee county.
Lee, Cader A., Jackson county.
Long, Henry W., Marion county.
Mathews, George G., Jr., Marion county.
Means, Asberry M., Columbia county.
Michelson, A. M., Madison county.
Morse, Frederick S., Dade county.
Morgan, John L., Hamilton county.
McCaskill, E. V., Santa Rosa county.
.M. Kihnu..i!, John L., Walton county.
Nelson, Goree, Sumter county.
Nolan, George M., Orange county.
Oliver, Joseph S., Osceola ... i .
Pickett, James E., Duval county.
Priest, Charles M., Clay county.
Ponpez, Jose G., Monroe county.
Rawls, V. A., Leon county.
Reid, Robert A., Suwannee county.
Ross, John O., Suwannee county.
Rowe, Daniel II., Baker county.
Rourke, John, Santa Rosa county.
Stewart, J. H., Calhoun county.
:Shine, T. W., Orange county.
Vaughn, J. B., Escambia county.
Ward, E. P, Bradford county.
Wall, John P., Putnam county.
Walker, Nat. t,., Wakulla county








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Wilder, Calfrey L., Hillsborough county.
Wilson, E. A., Lake county.
Williams, Reddin, Iolmes county.
Zim, L., St. Johns county.
The following members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution before his honor, Asso-
ciate Justice Milton H. Mabry, of the Supreme Court of the,
State of Florida:
Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel, Blocker, Camp-
bell, Clark,.Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Denham, Durrance,,
Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman, Fortner, Gaskins,.
Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendry, Holland,
Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Johnston, Jones,.
*Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson, Morgan,
Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Pickett,
Priest, Pompez, Rawls, ReidR.oss, Rowe, Rourke, Stewart,
Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wilson, Wil-
liams, Zim.
The Clerk announced a quorum present.
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, moved that Mr. Shine, of Orange,
be elected temporary chairman of this body;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Nolan, of Orange, and Mr. Rawls, of Leon, were ap-
pointed a committee to conduct Mr. Shine to the chair.
Mr. Shine thanked the House in words of eloquence and
good feeling.
Mr. Gaskins moved that Dr. Bynum be elected temporary
Clerk;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Vaughn moved to elect a Speaker;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Long nominated Mr. J. B. Johnston, of Pasco.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
For J.'B. Johnston:
Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel, Blocker,, Camp-
bell, Clark, Cochran,'Daniel, Dell, Dees, Denham, Durrance,,
Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman, Forner, Gaskins,.
Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendry, Holland,
ITamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jer.nings, Johnson, Jones, Kelly,.
Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson, Morgan,.









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:. McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver,
Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Kourke,
Stewart Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wil-
son, Willi u, and Zim-65.
Mr. Gaskins moved that a committee of three be appointed
to conduct the Speaker to the c!'.ai.
The Chair appointed Messrs. Gaskins, Wilson and Vaughn.
Mr. Johnston made the following address:
Gentlemen of the House of Representatices :
I am profoundly grateful to you for the confidence you
have reposed in me. In accepting the trust thus committed
to my keeping, I am gratefully sensible of the honor conferred
upon me, but I trust that I am also properly impressed with
the grave responsibilities it involves. I am proud, though
honored beyond all deserving in being selected as your presi-
ding Qflicer, and I gratefully acknowledge my obligation, and
render you my hearty thanks for the honor you have been
pleased to confer.
Gentlemen, we have assembled to consider great issues, and
in the legislation we shall formulate and enact, pronounce a most
momentous judgment. Our hand is upon the helm of a mighty
state of freemen, and it is for us by wise and far-reaching deter-
mination, a resolute purpose to conserve the public good, to
lay its future course in happiness and prosperity, freighted
with its vast humanity, in the pursuit of peace, of contentment
and of prosperity. The State's grandest and noblest free
society will rejoice in the well considered work of this Legisla-
ture. Let us not forget that the value and import of our work
lies not in mere personal success and personal glory. This is
a noble, God-given opportunity, and the time is pregnant with
mighty possibilities to this honorable body. There is one su-
preme question before us: How shall we most surely adminis-
ter the sacred trust committed to our keeping, as to best con-
serve the best interests of this grand commonwealth, and best
promote the happiness, the prosperity, and the welfare of her
people?
Let all the friends of constitutional liberty, of purity and re-
form, unite in solid array for the State, for this is the spirit
which animates and energizes the expectant hope which is
turned to this Legislature from every quarter, and from every
class of citizenship. I sincerely believe that a confident ex-
pectation may be placed in your wise deliberations ; that the
people may hope from your wisdom to see long strides taken
in reforming the laws, regulating our finance, and economy,












and in effecting other radical'and beneficent changes in our
laws that shall render this Legislature the pride and the glory
,of Florida.
In order to secure a successful and faithful administration
of the trust reposed in us by an intelligeni people, and to meet
their just expectations, and at the end of our labors, offer them
those things adequate to and worthy of their high hopes and fer-
vent aspirations, we must constantly bear in mind that we are
simply the agents and trustees of the people, and that we should
be at all times prepared to render a strict and a just account
of a faithful stewardship. I take pleasure therefore in assur-
ing you that so far as it is in my power, I shall be glad to co-
operate with you in securing the best results. Let us remem-
ber that our position as a Legislature, brings with it duties not
unlike those we owe our God. Therefore I trust that each of
us may be deeply impressed with a sense of duty and of re-
sponsibility, so that it may be said of us, we built and wrought
well, and added much to the substantial prosperity of our
State, by the encouragement of those things which elevate
and purify, and an active interest in our official duty, and that
we faithfully administered the trust committed to us by our
honored constituency, and religiously performed our parts in
making the proud old commonwealth of Florida truly pros-
perous, and truly great. Then, with all differences between
us vanished, with factions and strife but a monument and a
memory, may our State sweep on resistless to the fulfillment
of its destiny. My friends, my brothers, more than towns, or
cities, or counties, let us love our State! Dear Florida,
.ircled by the beating billows, walled by the free air, arched
by leaven's blue, and lit by the Eternal Star of Hope, let us
all love Florida, and may there never more be strife between
us, save that noble, generous rivalry as to which shall serve
her best and love her most.
Gentlemen, in the onerous duties before me, I implore your
generous forbearance. I stand in greater need of your indul-
gent consideration by the comparison which I must suffer
with the brilliant service of the distinguished gentleman who
has so ably filled this chair for the past four years, and who
has quitted it with the well-deserved plaudits of the people.
Trusting that your forbearance will be extended to me, and
that the mistakes I shall make, you will doubtless treat lightly
and kindly, with a corrective hand; hoping that success may
crown our efforts, and that our deliberations shall be signally
characterized by wisdom, justice and moderation, I pledge
you my most earnest efforts to administer my functions fairly,
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Mr. Shine moved that the House now proceed to finish the
organization of the House;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Long nominated Dr. Wm. Forsyth Bynum, of Colum-
ibia county, for Chief Clerk.
,Seconded by Messrs. Baltzell and Vaughn.
The roll being called the vote was:
For Bynum:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Den-
ham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman,
Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp,
Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, John-
son, Jones, Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michel-
;son, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan,
Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid. Ross, Rowe,
Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker,
Wilder, Wilson, Williams, Zim.-66. ,
Dr. Wm. Forsyth Bynum was sworn in by the Speaker.
Mr. Gaskins moved that the rules of the House of Repre-
.entatives of the United States be adopted as governing this
House of Representatives until further action in the matter;
Which was seconded.
Mr. Gilchrist offered the following substitute:
Resolved, 1st, That the rules of the House of Representa.
tives of the year 1891 be the rules of this House, until other-
wise ordered.
2d, That 150 copies of the'same be printed for the use of
the members.
Upon motion of Mr. Jennings the substitute offered by Mr.
,Gilchrist was laid upon the table.
The motion of Mr. Gaskins was agreed to.
Mr. Long nominated Geo. B. Dickinson, of Orange County,
for Assistant Clerk.
The roll being called the vote was:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Den-
iham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman,
Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp,
Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Iook, Jackson, Jennings, John-








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son, Jones, Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Mich-
elson, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan,.
Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe,
Rourke, Stewart, S'hine, Vaughn, Wall, Walker, Wilder,
Wilson, Williams and Zim-65.
Mr. Dickinson being duly elected was sworn by the Speaker.
A committee from the Senate, consisting of Messrs. John-
son, McLaren and Perrinot, appeared at the bar of the House
and informed the House that the Senate was organized and
ready to proceed to business.
Mr. Long nominated N. W. Marion, of Hamilton county,
for Reading Clerk.
The vote was :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees,
Denham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Fore-
man, Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall,
Harp, Hendry, Holland, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson,
Jones, Kelly, Lang, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson,
Morgan, Morse, MeCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver,
Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke,
Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Walker, Wilder, Wilson,
Williams and Zim.-64.
Mr. Marion being elected, was sworn in by the Speaker.
Mr. Long nominated C. F. Barber from Baker county for
Sergeant-at-Arms.
Upon which the vote was:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Den
ham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman,
Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp,
Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, John-
son, Jones, Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michel-
son, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan,
Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe,
Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wild-
er, Wilson, Williams and Zim-65.
Mr. Barber was sworn in by the Speaker.
Mr. Long nominated Mr. Geo. T. Brown, of Leon county.
for M. ssenger.
Upon which the vote was:








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-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees,
Denham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Fore-
man, Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall,
Harp, Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings,.
Johnson, Jones, Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means,
Michelson, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson,
Nolan, Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross,.
Rowe, Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker,
Wilder, Wilson, Williams and Zim--66.
Mr. Brown was sworn in by the Speaker.
Mr. Jennings of Hernando, moved that the rules be sus-
pended;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Long nominated Rev. J. W. Posten, of Gadsden county,
for chaplain.
Upon which the vote was:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees,
Denham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Fore-
man, Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall,
Harp, Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings,
Johnson, Jones,-Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means,
Michelson, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson,
Nolan, Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez. Rawls, Reid, Ross,
Rowe, Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker,
Wilder, Wilson, Williams and Zim--65.
Who was declared elected by the Speaker.
Mr. Long made the following nominations:
Mr. Herbert J. Drane, of Polk county, for Engrossing
Clerk.
For Enrolling Clerk, Mr. James S. Fannin, of Franklin
county.
For Recording Clerk, C. W. Bannerman, of Leon county.
For Doorkeeper, Jas. B. Neely, of .efferson county.
For Pages, Willie Paramore, of Madison county; Ellis
Haddock, of Duval county; Lovell H. Harrell, of Hillsbor-
ough county.
For Janitor, Robt. Pigott, of Waukula county.
All of whom, upon motion of Mr. Baltzell, were elected by
acclamation.








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Mr. Gaskins offered the following concurrent resolution :
Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senlate con-
.'., That a committee of two, on the part of the
House be appointed to act with a similar committee on the
part of the Senate to examine the Comptroller's and Treas-
urer's books and accounts, and management of their offices,
and employ such clerical aid as may be necessary.
Which was read the first time and laid over under the
rules.
Mr. Walker offered the following concurrent resolution:
Jlesolbed. by the House of Representalives. /he RSenate rI(oh-
c'rr1in.g, That a committee of three from the House and two
from the Senate be appointed to investigate the books and pa-
pers in the Land Office, and to employ such clerical aid as
may be necessary.
Which was read the first time and laid over under the
rules.
Mr. Gilchrist moved that a committee be appointed to in-
form the Senate that the House was organized and ready to
proceed to business.
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Gilchrist, Fletcher and
;Wilson appointed such committee.
On motion of Mr. Nolan a committee, consisting of Messrs.
Nolan, Jennings and Baltzell, were appointed to inform his
Excellency the Governor that the House was organized and
ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to
make.
After a brief absence the committee reported that they had
performed the duty assigned them, and the committee was
discharged.
Mr.Ol iver offered a Concurrent Resolution relative to the
appointment of a committee to examine into the status of the
Florida Agricultural College and Experiment Station;
WThich was read a first time and ordered for a second read-
ing on to-morrow.
Mr. Gilchrist offered a Concurrent Resolution relative to
appointing a j :int committee relative to the pay of the officers
and attaches of the Legislature.
Which was read and passed over until to-morrow.
Mr. Oliver offered a Concurrent Resolution appointing a
committee to examine the books and accounts of the Corrmis-
.sioner of Agriculture..









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..Pending the consideration of which, on motion of Mr.
Fletcher, the House adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. to-mor-
row.




WEDNESDAY April 5th, 1893.

The House of Representatives met paIrsuant to adjourn-
ment.
Mr. Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Beiry, Bethel,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel. Dell, Dees, Den-
ham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman,
Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp,
Hendry,'Holland, Hooks, Hamilton, Jackson, Jennings, John-
son, Jones, Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, M il!-.., Means, Mich-
elson, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan,
Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe,
Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vauahn, Ward, Wall, Walker,
Wilder, Wilson,. Williams and Zim-66.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. J. W. Posten, Chaplain.
Mr. Shine moved that the reading of the Journal be dis-
pensed with;
Which was agreed to.
The Journal was corrected and approved.
The committee to inform the Senate that the House of Rep-
resentatives was organized and ready for business, consisting
of Messrs. Gilchrist, Fletcher and Wilson, reported and were
discharged.
Mr. Jennings moved that a committee of five be appointed
to make rules for the House;
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed the following Committee on Rules.
.Messrs. Jennings, of Hernando; Gaskins of Bradford;
Shine, of Orange; Reid, of Suwannee, and Gilchrist, of De-
Soto.









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INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Gilchrist of DeSoto, offered the following resolution:
Be it resolved that the Secretary of State be requested to
furnish each member with a copy of the Journal of 1889 or
1891;
Which was read first time and laid over under the rules.
Mr. Gaskins of Bradford, called up the Concurrent Resolu-
tion in regard to the appointment of a joint committee to in-
vestigate the Comptroller's office, and Treasurer's books, and
accounts and management of their offices;
The Concurrent Iesolution was read, adopted and ordered
.certified to the Senate.
Mr. Walker of Wakulla, called up Concurrent Resolution
in regard to appointment of a committee to investigate the
Land office;
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate con-
curring, that a committee of three from the House, and two
from the Senate, be appointed to investigate the books and
papers in the land office, and to employ such clerical aid as may
be necessary.
Uupon motion of Mr. Oliver of Osceola, the resolution was
laid upon the table.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The roll of counties being called 'the :.-.l..,ii bills were
introduced:
By Mr. Michelson, of M i.i-... :
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled an act to revoke and abolish the pres-
ent municipal government of the town of Madison, Florida,
in certain respects and to reorganize a town government
therefore;
XWhich was received and placed with the orders of the day
Also,
House Bill No. 2 :
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carriers in this State, engaged in the transportation and de-
livery of freight;j
Which was received and placed with the orders of the day.
Also,
House Bill No. 3 :
To be entitled an act to establish a Florida Railroad Com-
nission and to prescribe its duties and powers to regulate
transportation of passengers and freight, to prescribe penal-
;ies for the violation of this act and to provide means and
'ules for its enforcement;
Which was received and placed with the orders of the day.
Also,
An act to provide for the registration of legally qualified
voters in the several counties-of the State and to further reg-
ilate elections;
Which was received and placed with the orders of the day.
Mr. Oliver, of Osceola, called up Concurrent Resolution
relative to appointing a committee to .investigate the Florida
agricultural College, which, with amendments, was adopted
mnd ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Gilchrist called up Concurrent Resolution No. -;
Which was read and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Gaskins the vote taken upon Concurrent
resolution No. 4 was reconsidered, and the.resolution was re-
erred to Committee on Legislative Expenses.
Mr. Michelson, of Madison county, offered the following
Concurrent Resolution :
Resolved by the House of Representavives, the Senate con-
urring, That a committee of two from the House be appointed
,o act with a similar number on the part of the Senate to visit
md examine the State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at
't. Augustine.
Which was read first time and placed with the orders of
,he day.
Mr. Hooks offered Resolution No. 8, requesting the Sec-
'etary of State to furnish the chairman of each standing com-
nittee of the House, with a copy of the Revised Statutes of
he State of Florida;










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-Which was placed with the orders of the day.
'Mr. Morgan offered a Concurrent Resolution relative to the
number of members composing joint committees.
Which was read and passed over until to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Dell of Alachua, the House adjourned
until 10 o'clock A. M. to-morrow.










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THURSDAY, April 6th, 1893.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker in the Chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
heir names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs Baltzell, Berry, Bethel, Blocker,
.nlij.elll, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Denham,.
)yal, Flt.rh;er, Finlayson, Floyd, Foreman, Fortner, Gaskins,
}ainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendry, Holland,
lamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Kelly,
ayne, Lee. Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson, Morse, Mor-
"an, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Parker,
"ickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke,
'tewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wil-
on, Williams and Zim-63.
Quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. J. W. Posten, Chaplain.
-M1r. H. L. Parker, member elect from Brevard county, came
forward and was sworn in by Dr. Wm. Forsyth Bynum, no-
ary public.
Mr.Vanghn moved that the reading of the Journal be dis-
)ensed with.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF IESKOIUTIONS.

Mr. Walker,of Wakulla, introduced the following iesolu-
ion:
Resolved, That the several State executive officers of the
severall departments at the capitol, be requested to make a
certifiedd list of the eklrical force employed in each office, the
lumber and pay of each clerk employed, and from what fund
)aid, and to report the same to this House;
Which was adopted.
The Speaker announced the following committee to visit
nd examine the office, books and accounts of the Commis-
ioner of Agriculture :
M.:.-r-, Oliver of Osceola county, Wilder of Hillsboroogh
county, and Holland of Leon county.
A message was received from the Senate.
Mr. Reid, of Suwannee, offered the following resolution:
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Resolved, That smoking shall not be allowed in the hall
during the sessions of the Legislature;
Which was adopted.
Mr. Layne, of Manatee, introduced a resolution in reference
to the appointment of committee to visit the Insane A sylum ;
Which was read and placed with the orders of the day.
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the regular hour for meeting shall be 10
o'clock A. M. until further ordered;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Berry, of Escambia, offered concurrent resolution in
reference to investigation of books and accounts of the Board
of Internal Improvement;
Which was read and laid over under the rules.
Mr. Fletcher, of Duval, moved :
That the order of business, "Introduction of Bills," be
passed over for the present, and taken up after the Standing
Committees have been announced;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Cochran, of Citrus, offered a concurrent resolution to
appoint a joint committee to investigate the amount of phos-
phate being mined in this State and for other purposes;
Which was received and the resolution placed with the
orders of the day.
The special Committee on Rules made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, FIA., April 6, 1893. )
IoN. JOHN B. JOHNTSON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR-Your special committee to prepare rules for the House
of Representatives for session 1893, beg leave to make the
following report:









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STANDING RULES

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.



"OF THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE SPEAKER.

RULE 1. The Speaker shall take the chair every day at the
iour to whichthe House of Representatives shall have ad-
ourned, shall call the members to order, and on the appear-
rnce of a quorum shall proceed to business.
Rule 2. Hle shall preserve decorum and order, may speak
o'points of order in preference to other members, and shall
lecide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House
)f Representatives by motion regularly seconded, and no other
businesss shall be in order till the question on the appeal shall
iave been decided.
RULE 3. He shall declare all votes, but if any member rises
o doubt a vote the Speaker shall order a return of the num-
)er voting in the affirmative and in the negative, without any
furtherr debate on the subject.
RULv 4. He shall rise to put a question, or to address the
otise of Representatives, but may read sitting.
RULE 5. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name shall
)e called last.
RULE 6. When the House of Representatives shall deter-
iine to go into a committee of the whole House of Repre
;entatives, the Speaker shall appoint a member who shall take
he chair.
RULE 7. On all questions and motions whatsoever, the
Speaker shall take the sense of the House of Representatives
)y yeas and nays, provided five of'the members present shall
to require. When the yeas and nays are taken the roll of the
louse of Representatives shall be called iu alphabetical order,
md no member shall be allowed to vote who shall not be upon
,he floor of the House of Representatives at the time his name
s called, or before the roll-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








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times, the largest sums and the longest time shall be put first.
RULE 9. After a motion is stated or read by the Speaker it
shall be deemed to be in possession of 'the House of Repre-
sentatives, and shall be disposed of by vote of the House of
Representatives, but the mover may withdraw it at any time
before a decision or amendment, except a motion to recon-
sider, which shall not be withdrawn after the time has elapsed
within which it could be originally made.
IULE 10. When a question is under debate, the Speaker
shall receive no motion but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for
the previous question, to postpone to a day certain, to commit,
to amend or to postpone indefinitely, which several motions
shall have precedence in the order in which they stand ar-
ranged, and a motion to strike out the enabling clause of a bill
shall be equivalent to a motion to postpone indefinitely. 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 motion to lay on the
table, to take up from the table, and.for yeas and nays, shall
be decided without debate.
RULE 12. He shall put the previous question in the follow-
ing form: "Shall the rrain question be now put?" and all
debate upon the main question and pending amendments shall
be suspended 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
amendments in their regular order, and then upon the main
question.
RULE 13. On the previous question 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 appointed and announced
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 chair; but such substitu-
S ;'n shall not extend beyond ai) adjournment.
OF THE DUTIES, RIGHTS AND DECORUM OF THE JIEMEIIIMS.
RULE 17. Every member, when about to speak, shall rise
and respectfully address the Speaker; shall confine himself to







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Ti,.. j'l -ii"' under debate, and avoid personality, and shall sit
down when be has finished. No member shall speak out of
his place, without leave of the Speaker.
, riLE 18. No member speaking shall be interrupted by an-
other, but by rising to call to order.
RTLE 19. No member shall speak more than twice on one
question, without first obtaining leave of the House of Repre-
sentatives ; 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 ii-..i l\ to move for a reconsideration
thereof on the same or the succeeding day, and such motion
(.-': r.1 _- ii 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 wten 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 of Representatives, but shall be considered at the
time when it is made.
. RrLE 21. Bills, resolves and other papers, except orders of
"notice, in reference to which any member has a right to move
a reconsideration, shall remain in the possession of the Clerk
until the right of reconsideration has expired : Provided, That
the operation of this rule shall be suspended during the last
week of -the session.
RULE 22. No member shall be obliged to be on more than
two committees at the same time, nor chairman of more than
one.
RULE 23. No member shall be pern:tted to stand up to the
interruption of another, while any member is speaking, or to
pass unmtecessarily between the Speaker of the House of Rep-
resentatives and the person speaking; nor shall any members
be permitted in the alleys, o.r the area in front of the Chair
during the session of the House of Reuresentatives.
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 ap-
pearance therein, be held to render the reason of such neg-
lect; and in case the reason assigned shall be denied by the
House of Representatives sufficient, such member shall be en-











titled to receive pay tor 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 inoperative, unless the member obtaining it shall
avail himself of it within five days.-
RULE '25. When any member shall be guilty of a breach of
either of the rules 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 speak, except by way.of excuse, till he has
done so.
RULE 26. No member shall be permitted to vote, or sarve
on any committee, in any question where his private right is
immediately concerned,, distinct from the public interest.
PULE 27. Every member, who shall be in the House of Rep-
resentatives when a question is put, when he is not excluded
by interest, shall give his vote, unless the House of Represen-
tatives, for special reasons, shall excuse him. Any member
desiring to be so excused on any question shall make applica-
tion to that effect before the calling of the yeas and nays; and
such application shall be accompanied by abrief statement of
reasons, and shall be decided without debate.
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 thesense will admit of it. A motion to strike out
and insert shall be deemed indivisible ; but a motion to strike
South, being lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a motion
to strike out and insert.
RULE 30. Motions and reports may he committed or recom-
mitted at the pleasure of the [-ouse of Representatives.
RULE 31. No motion or proposition of a subject different
from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of
amendment.
RULE 32. :The unfinished business in which the House of
Representatives was engaged at the time of the last adjourn-
ment shall have t'e preference in the orders of the day, next
after motions for reconsideration.
RvrLE 33 No rule or order of the House of Representatives
shall be dispensed with or repealed unless a majority of the
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RULsE 34. When a vote is doubted, the members for or
ariniti the question, when called on by the Speaker, shall rise
and stand until they are counted.

RULE 35. All questions relating to the priority of business
,to be acted upon shall be decided without debate.
RULE 36. When a motion is made to refer any subject, and
different committees shall be proposed, the question shall be
taken in the following order: A Standing Committee of the
House of Representatives, a Joint Standing Committee, a
Select Committee, a Joint Select Committee.
SRULE 37. It shall be the duty of each member of the House
of Representatives, who moves that any Standing Committee
be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending any
existing law or laws, to point out the amendment which he
deems expedient, in writing, to accompany his motion, or to
furnish a written statement thereof to such committee, if by
them required.
RbLE 38. No stranger shall be admitted to the seats of mem-
bers, or upon the floor of the House of Representatives, with-
out leave of the "1" -i. r or consent of the House of Represen-
tatives.
OF PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.

RULE 39. All papers addressed to the House of Representa-
tives, except petitions, memorials, and remonstrances, shall be
presented by the Speaker, or a member in his place, and shall
be read 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.
RULE 40. Every member presenting to the House of Rep-
resentatives a petition, memorial or remonstrance, shall endorse
his name thereon, with a brief statement of the nature and ob-
ject of the instrument, and the reading of the same from the
Chair shall in all instances, be dispensed with, unless specially
ordered by the House of Representetives.
RULE 41. All reports, petitions, memorials, remonstrances,
and papers of a like nature, shall be presented during the first
hour of each session of the House of Representative,, and at
no other time; and the Speaker shall call on the several divis-
ions, in regular succession for such paper.










RULE 42. All applications for the use of the House of Iep-
resentatives Chamber shall be made to, and decided upon by,
the Committee on Public'Buildings, subject, however, to the
control and order of the House of Representatives.

ON BILLS, RESOLUTIONS AND GRANTS.
RULE 43. Every bill, and all resolutions of a public nature,
or for the appropriation of the public money, shall receive
three readings previously to the final passage of such bill or
resolution; and the Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it
be the first, second or third readings, which readings shall be
on three different days, unless two-thirds of the member,
present shall decide otherwise.
IULE 44. All bills and resolutions when introduced shall
be written or printed without interlineations, on not less than
one sheet of paper, with suitable margins, and spaces between
the several sections.
RULE 45. At the second reading of any bill or resolution
it shall be in order for any member to move its commitment
to a Committee of the Whole House; to amend; that it lay
on the table; for its indefinite postponement; for its post-
ponement to a day certain not beyond the session; for its
commitment to a Standing Committee, or to a Select Com-
mittee; which motions shall have precedence in the order
above stated.
RULE 46. It shall be in order to amend the title of any bill
or resolution urpon its second or third reading.
RULE 47. All bills or resolutions to be engrossed shall he
executed in a fair, round hand, and without erasure or inter-
lineations.
RULE 48. Before a bill or resolutlou requiring three read-
ings shall be read the third time, it shall be carefully en-
grossed, under the direction of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, and upon the third reading of the bill or resolution it
shall not be committed or amended without the 'consent of
two-thirds of the members present.
RULE 49. When a bill or resolution shall have passed its
third reading, it shall be certified by the Clerk, endorsing
thereon the day of its passage and be transmitted to the Sen-
ate, accompanied with a message stating the title of the bill or
resolution, and asking the concurrence of that body, and the
.date of its transmission entered upon the Journal.








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(OMMITTEES-THIEIR POWERS AND DU TIES.
RULE 50. Bills committed to a Committee of the Whole
House of Represontatives shall be read and debated; or
amended by clauses or sections, leaving the title or preamble
to be last considered. The body of said bill shall not be in-
terlined or defaced, but all amendments, noting the page and
line, shall be duly entered by the Clerk on separate paper, as
the same shall be agreed to by the commiiittee, 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.
RULE 52. The following Standing Committees shall be ap-
pointed at the commencement of each session of the Legisla-
ture:



Judiciary,
Finance and Taxation,
Commerce and Navigation,
Railroads and Telegraphs,
Corporations,
Constitutional Amendments,
Mining and Phosphate,
Public Printing,
Engrossed Bills,
Enrolled Bills,
State Institutions,
Public Lands,
Militia and State Troops,
Privileges and Elections,
Education,
Public Roads and Highways,
Legislative Expenses,



Clanis,
City and County Organvization,
Agriculture,
Immigration,
Indian Affairs,
Canals and Drainage,
State Pensions,
Appropriations,
Fisheries,
Public Health,
Temperance,
Census and Apportionment,
Rules,
Unfinished Business,
Journal,
Public Buildings.



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
Standing Committees, who shall have business referred to








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them, shall make report of their doings therein within four
days after such reference.
RunL 55. All committees may report by bill, resolve or
otherwise.
ROLE 56. Messages shall be'transmitted to the Goveinor or
Senate by the Clerk or Sergeant-at-Arms..



RILE 57-ORDER OF BU IN !:.

1. Reading of the Journal.
2. Correction of the Journal.
3. Introduction of memorials, petitions or other papers ad-
dressed to the House of Representatives or to the Speaker
thereof.
4. Introduction of resolutions and consideration of all reso-
lutions other thin joint or concurrent l solutions.
5. Introduction of bills by call of counties.
6. Reports of Standing Committees.
7. Reports of Select Committees.



ORDERS OF THE DAY.

1. Select orders of the day.
2. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their third
reading.
3. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their second
reading.
4. Consideration of messages from the Senate.
5. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their first
reading.
6. Consideration of communications from the Governor and
other papers addressed, to the House of Representatives or the
Speaker thereof.
I:UL.E 5q. The rule of Parliamentary practice comprised in
Rules and Practice, House of Representatives of the Umnited
states, -hall govern the House of Representatives in all cases-









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to which they are applicable, and in which they are not incon-
sistent with the Standing Rules, order of the Hou-e of Repre-
.sentatives, or the Joint Rules of the two bran ches of the
Legislature.



JOINT RULES.

RULE 1. While 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.
RULE 2. After a bill shall have passed both houses, it shall
be duly enrolled on parchment by the Clerk of the House of
Representatives, or Secretary of the Senate, as t'e 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 en-
rolled bills, make their repoi ts forthwith to their respective
houses.
RULE 4. After examination and report, each bill shall be
signed in the respective houses-first by the Speaker of the
House of Represenatives, then by the President of the Senate.
RULE 5. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each
I-Ruse, it shall be presented by the said committee to the (ov-
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 Secre-
tary 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
presentation to the Governor, which time shall also be care-
fully 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









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and signed, and shall be presented in the same manner and by
the same committee as provided in case of bills.
Very respectfully,
W. S. JENNINGS,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read.
Mr. Fletcher, of Dural, moved the adoption of the report
of the Committee on Rules;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Alexander, of Volusia, was excused until Monday next.
Mr. Shine, of Orange, moved that three hundred copies of
the rules just adopted, be printed in pamphlet form, and that
one hundred copies be placed with the Secretary of State.
.Mr. Priest moved to amend by striking out three hundred
and inserting two hundred;
Which was agreed to, and two hundred copies were or-
dered printed in pamphlet form.
On motion of Mr. Fletcher of Duval, Mr. Nolan of Orange,
was elected Speaker, pro tem.
Mr. Walker, of Walkulla, moved that the reading of the
Governor's Message be dispensed with, and that it be spread
upon the Journal;
Which was agreed to.
[See Appendix.]
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, offered the following motion:
The first reading of all bills shall be by its title;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Gilchrist moved to reconsider the vote taken on motion
of Mr. Gaskins;
Which was not agreed to.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
Standing Committees:

STANDING COMMITTEES.
.T ditciary.
Mr. GEO. M. NOLAN, ('l iin ,,i
Messrs. MICHELSON, CLARK,
FLETCHER, WALKER,
JENNINGS, HOOKS,
VAUGHN.









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Finance and Tuaation.
Mr. T. L. CLARKE, Chairman.
Messrs. JENNIN GS, WILDER,
GASKINS, DANIEL,
SREID, RAWLS,
WALL, FLOY).



Messrs. BETH
WILD
"BALT;



Messrs. DELL,
HEND
LAYN



Commerce .and Naviyguaion.
Mr. VAUGHN, Chairman.
L, FINLAYSON,
ER, BLOCKER,
ELL, ZIM.

Railroads and 7'...



I

Z



Messrs. PARK:
RAWL
DANIE



Mr. COCHRAN, Chairman.
SHINE,
RY, BALTZELL,
E, VAUGHN.

(Corporation,".
Mr. SHINE, ,Chairman.
ER, MORGAN,
S, OLIVER,
L, MICHELSON.
Constiltio, nal A mendments.



Chairman.
WILSON,
OLIVER.



Mr. FLETCHER,
Messrs. JENNINGS,
NOLAN,



MJning and Phosphate.



Mr. B
Messrs. COCHRAN,
MATHE WS,
GILCFHRIST,


Mr. FI
Messrs. WILSON;
ZIM,
PICKETT,



ALTZELL, ( i,, i ,,,
HENDRY,
Z[3I,
D) FRRANCE.

Public Printjing.
NLAYSON. Chairman.
KELLY,
HALL,
ROSS.



e









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Engrossed Bills.
Mr. MATHEWS, Chairman.
Messrs. FLETCHER, DENHAM,
MORSE, McKINNON.

Enrolled B Ulls.
Mr. GASKINS, Chairman.
Messrs. DELL, REID,
LONG, FINLAYSON
FOREMAN.

Insltiulions
Mr. LONG, Chairman.
Messrs. OLIVER, WILSON,
GOODBREAD, McKINNON.,
REID, FOREMAN.

Public Lands.
Mr. ROUTRKE, Chairman.
"Messrs. RAWLS, FORTNEIZ,
PRIEST, ZIM,
DANIEL, BLOCKER.

Militia and ...:.' Troop,.
Mr. GILCHRIST, Chairman.
Messrs. FLETCHER, HARP,
DYAL, FORMAN.

Privileges and Elections.
Mr. GILCHRIST, Chairman.
Messrs. DENHAM, MICHELSON,
SHINE, RAWLS,
DANIEL, FORTNER.

Education.
Mr. WILDER, Chairman.
Messrs. RAWLS, WALL,
LAYNE, NOLAN,
SHINE, HOLLAND,
DENHAM, LONG,
FLETCHER, PRIEST.









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Public Roads and Hiqhways.
'MR. DURRANCE, Chairman.
:Messrs. HOOKS, HAMILTON,
DEES, PICKETT,
MEANS, LEE.



Claims.
MR. GAINER, Chairman.



PRIEST,
ROWE,



STEWART,
WILDER,
KELLEY.



COty and County Organizahion.

MR. .DELL, Chairman.
-Iessrs. COCHRAN, VAUGHN,
BALTZELL, SHINE,
RAWLS, ROURKE.

Agriculture.
MR. HARP, Chairman.
1Messrs. LONG, ROSS,
GOODBREAD, ROWE,
MEANS, MORSE.
HALL.

Immigration.

MR. NELSON, Chairman.
Messrs. DURRANCE, MATHEWS,
"WILLIAMS, HENRY,
GAINER, DYAL,
DEES, WILSON.

Indian Affairs
Mr. HENDRY, Chairman.
Messrs. MORSE, ALEXANDER,
PARKER, JONES.









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Canals and Drainage.
Mr. OLIVER, Chairman.
Messrs. GASKINS, CAMPBELL,.
BERRY, DEES,

State Pensions.
Mr. GOODBREAD, Chairman.
Messrs. LONG, DENHAM,
FOREMAN, PARKER,
McKINNON, MORGAN.

appropriations.
Mr. MICHELSON, Chairman.
Messrs. MORGAN, MATTHEWS,
McKINNON, NELSONN.
I7 ,; ... ..



Messrs. FINLAYSON,
GILCHRIST,
DYAL,



ZIM, Chairman.
BLOCKER,
HAMILTON,
McCASKILL,.
JONES.



Public Health
Mr. JENNINGS, Chairman.



Messrs. FLETCHER,
WILDER,
FORTNER,
GILCHIRIST,


Mr.
Messrs. HOLLAND,
HOOKS,
NOLAN,



POMPEZ,
FLOYD,
MORSE,
PRIEST,
Temperan ce.
REID, Chairman.
LAYNE,
STEWART,
WILLIAMS,.



Census and Apportionment.
Mr. ROSS, Chairman.
Messrs. CLARK, LEE,
JOHNSON, WARD,
PICKETT, McKINNON,











Rules.
Mr. JENNINGS, Chairman.
Messrs. GASKINS, GILCHRIST,
SHINE, REID,

iUnfinished Business.
Mr. HOLLAND, Chairman.
Messrs. MEANS, BETHEL,
.ALEXANDER, PARKER..

Journal.
Mr. DENHAM, Chairman..
Messrs. ROURKE, WILLIAMS,
GAINER, GOODBREAD.

Legislall'e Expenses.
Mr. RAWLS, Chairman.
Messrs. WALKER, FORTNER,
S WILSON, BERRY,
FLOYD, CAMPBELL..

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
House Bill No. 1:
By Mr. Michleson, of Madison:
Entitled an Act to revoke and abolish the, present munici-
pal government of the town of Madison, Fla., in certain re-
spects, and to reorganize a town government therefore;
Which was read the first time by its title by unanimous
consent and referred to Committee on Towns and Cities.
Also,
House Bill No. 2:
Entitled afl Act to define the duties of all common carriers:
in this State engaged in the transportation and delivery of
freight;
Which was read first time by its title by unanimous consent
and referred to Committee on Railroads.
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Also,
House Bill No. 3 :
Entitled an act to establish Florida Railroad Commission,
and to prescribe its duties and powers, to regulate transporta-
,tion of FPasengers and Freight, to prescribe penalties for the
violation of this act, and to provide means and rules for its
enforcement.
Which was read the first time by its title by unanimous
consent and referred to Committee on Railroads.
Also,
House Bill No. 4;
Entitle an act to provide for the registration of legally
qualified voters in the several counties of this State, ana to
fifrther regulate elections.
Which was read the first time by its title by unanimous
consent and referred to Committee on Privileges and Elec-
tions.
By Mr. Priest of Clay:
House Bill No. 5:
To be entitled an Act to make sections 12 and 13 in town-
ship 9, south range; 22 east, and part of section 18 in town-
ship 9, south range, 23. east, a part of Clay county, Florida.
On motion, the rules were .suspended, and the bill was read
first time by its title and referred to the Committee on City
and County Organization.
By Mr. Priest, of Clay:
House Bill No. 6:
To be entitled ai Act to repeal Chapter 4030 Laws of
Florida.
On motion, the rules were suspended, and the Bill read first
time by title and referred to the Committee on Legislative
Expenses.
By Mr. Fletcher, of Duval:
House Bill No. 7:
To be entitled an Act to incorporate the Savings and Trust
Bank of Florida, and to confer certain privileges therein.
On motion, thr' rules were suspended, and the Bill read first
time by its.title and referred to the Committee on Corpora-
tions.













By Mr. Fletcher of Dnval:
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 2259, of the Re-
vised Statutes of Florida;
Which on motion, was read the first time by its title under
a suspension of the rules, and referred to the Committee on
'Corporations.
By Mr. Fletcher of Duval:
House Bill No. 9:
To be entitled an act to provide for the appointment of
Official Stenographers for the Circuit Courts of the State of
Florida.
The rules being suspended the bill was read the first time by
its title and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Also,
House Bill N-. 10:
To be entitled an Act to provide for and regulate the
disbarring of altorneys-at-law.
The rules being suspended, the bill was read the first time by
its title and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Vaughn of Escambia:
,House Bill No. 11:
To be entitled an Act to provide for a levy by the county
commissioners of the counties in this State annually of a tax
to pay interest upon and raise a sinking fund to meet the
principal of county bonds issued for the purpose of erecting
,county buildings.
, The rule being suspended, the bill was read the first time
by its title and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Also,
House Bill No. 12:
To be entitled an Act to authorize the county commissioners
of Escambia county to erect an addition or annex to the court
house of Escambia county, 'Florida, to be used as an armory
for the State militia of said county, and for other purposes, and
to allow the issue of bonds for the purpose of raising funds to
pay for the same.









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The rules being suspended, the bill was read the first time
by its title and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Nelson, of Sumter:
Joint Resolution:
Proposing an amendment to Article 16, section 9, of the
Constitution of Florida.
The rules being suspended, the resolution was read the first
time by its title and referred to the Committee on Constitu-
tional Amendments.
By Mr. Daniel, of Jackson:
House Bill No. 13 :
En.itled an Act declaring and defining the corporate limits
of the town-of Marianna;
On motion the rules were suspended, and the bill was read
the first time by its titlf and referred to Committee on Cor-
porations.
Also,
House Bill No. 14 :
To be entitled an Act to incorporate the Jackson C.nii,
Mill Company;
On motion the rules were suspended, and the bill was read
the first time by its title and referred to the Committee on
Corporations.
Also,
House Bill No. 15:
To be entitled an Act to incorporate the Marianna and
Greenwood Telephone Company.
On motion the rules were suspended, and the bill *was read
the first time by its title and referred to the Committee on
Corporations.
By Mr. Clark of Jefferson:
House Bill No. 16:
Entitled an act providing for the adoption of a uniform
series of school books, and for the purchase and sale of the
same. oled
On motion the rules were suspended and the bill was read
the first time by its title and referred to the Committee on
Education.









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Also,
House Bill No. 17:
Entitled anAct prescribing that a scrawl shall be as ef-
fectual as a seal.
On motion the rules were suspended, and the bill was read
the first time by its title and referred to the Committee on
"Judiciary.
By Mr. Wilson of Lake:
House Bill No. 18:
Entitled ail act to prevent exorbitant and oppressive costs
and attorneys fees'in cases of foreclosure of mortgages;
On motionthe rules were suspended and the bill was read
the first time by its title and referred to Committee on Judi-
ciary.
By Mr. Michelson of Madison:
House Bill No. 19:
Entitled an act to prescribe the mode of taking testimony
in commitment trials, and to define the powers of grand juries
in relation thereto;
On motion the rules were suspended.and the bill was read
the first time by its title and referred to Committee on Judi-
ciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 20:
Entitled an Act to repeal Section 2880 of the Revised
Statutes of Florida, relating to recognition of witnesses in
commitment trials, approved January 8, 1891;
On motion the rules were suspended and the bill was read
the first time by its title, and referred to Committee on Judi-
ciary ;
Also,
House Bill No. 21:
Entitled an Act to incorporate the Withlacoochee River
Railway C(.',., p. *i ;
Upon motion the rules were suspended, read the first time
by its title and was referred to Committee on Corporations;
By Mr. Long, of Marion:
House Bill No. 22:







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Entitled an Act to continue the rights, privileges and grants
of the Silver Springs,.Ocala and Gulf Railroad Company;
. On motion the rules were suspended and the bill w s read
the first time by its title and referred to the Committee on
Railroads.
By Mr. Mathews, of Marion:
House Bill No. 23:
To be entitled an Act to legalize and confirm'the incorpora-
tion of the Ocala Street and Suburban Railroad Company, and
to grant certain privileges and franchises thereto.
The rules being suspended, the bill was readrthe first time
by its title and referred to the Committee dn Corporations.
By Mr. Pompez, of Monroe:
House Bill No. 24:
To be entitled an Act for the qualification of jurors.
The rule being suspended, the bill was read the first time by
its title and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Nelson of Sumter:
House Bill No. 25:
To be entitled an Act to permit a scrawl to be used in
place of a seal, and legalize scrawls heretofore used as seals.
The rules'being suspended, the bill was read the first time
by its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Nelson of Sumter:
House Bill No. 26:
To be entitled an Act in relation to fees of certain of-
ficers.
The rules being suspended, the bill was read the first time-
by its title and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Nelson, of Sumter:
House Bill No. 27:
To be entitled an Act in relation to the mileage of sheriffs,
constables, coroners, witnesses and jurors.
The rules being suspended, the bill was read the ,first time-
by its title and referred to the Judiciary Committee. 9
Mr. McKinnon, of Walton, moved that one hundred copies
of the list of standing committees of the House be printed for
the use of the members of the House of Representatives;
Which was agreed to.








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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS.
Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Al'.t"ilitil._' joint committee of Senate and House;
On salaries was read the second time snd adopted and or-,
dered certified to the Senate.
Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Relative the appointment of committee to examine the books
and accounts of the Office of Commissioner of Agriculture,
was read with the amendment offered by the mover, the sec-
ond time and adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
SConcurrent Resolution No. 7:
'RT-l:live to appointment of joint committee of House and
Senate to examine the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at
St. Augustine;
Was read. the second time and ordered certified to the
Senate
Concurrent Resolution relative to the number of members
composing Joint Committees was read the second time and
adopted.
Ordered that'the same be certified to the Senate.
Concurrent Resolution requesting the Secretary of State to
furrish the chairman of each Standing Committee of the
House with a copy of the Revised Statutes of the State of
Florida, was read and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Jennings, of Hernando, the House ad-
journed until to-morrow at 10 o'clock A. M.



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FRIDAY, April 7th, 1893.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-
ment.
SMr. Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Baltzell, Berry, Bethel, /Blocker,
Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel,. Dell, Dees, Denham,
Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Forman, Fort-
ner, Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp,
Hendry, Holland, Hooks, HamiltQn, Jackson, Jennings, John-
son, Kelly, Layne, Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson,
Morgan, Morse, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oli-
ver, Parker, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross,
Rowe, Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Wal.
ker, Wilder, Wilson, Williams and Zim-64.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. J. W. Posten, Chaplain.
Mr. Shine moved that the reading of the Journal be dis-
pensed with;
Which was agreed to.
The Journal was corrected.
On motion, Mr. Fortner, of Polk, was added to tire Commit-
tee on Finance and Taxation, by unanimous consent.
On motion, Messrs. Jackson and Parker were added to the
Committees on Agriculture, Fisheries and Census and Appor-
tionment.
Mr. Rawls moved that Mr. Layne be placed on the Com-
mittee on Legislative Expenses;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Michelson 'moved that Mr. Campbell, of Madison, be
placed on the Committee on Roads and Highways;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Gilchrist, of DeSoto, offered the following resolution :
House Resolution No. 15:
Whereas, This House has elected an ample corps of at-
taches, and it is apparent that there are others volunteering
their services, with a view to getting on the pay roll; there-
fore be it







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"RTe:, 1 e:-1. That.this House will not recognize or compensate
any otherthan those who have been regularly elected to those
positions;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr.' Rourke, of Santa Rosa, moved that'Mr. McCaskill, of
Santa Rosa, be added to the Committee on Apprqpriations;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Gilclrist, of DeSoto, offered House Resolution No. 16,
as follows;
Resolved, That the several subjects treated of in the Mes-
.sage of his Excellency the Governor, be referred to their ap-
propriate committees;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr.. Jennings of Hernando, offered the following resolu-
"tion;
Resolved, That the resolution heretofore adopted that "the
.first reading of all bills by its title," be abrogated.
Which was read.
Whereupon the Speaker made the following ruling:
Referring to the resolution of the gentleman from Brad-
ford, the Chair rules that each and every bill shall be read by
'sections on its first reading, unless, in case of emergency, two-
thirds of the House may suspend the rules after each bill is
introduced; and the Chair will so require such motions at the
introduction of each and every bill.
Whereupon Mr. Jennings withdrew his resolution.
Mr. Reid, of Suwannee, offered the following:
House Resolution No. 18:
Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to fur-
nish each county delegation with a copy of the Constitution of
1885, for'use during the session; to be returned on adjourn-
nent of the Legislature: Provided, Nothing in this resolution
shall be construed to mean that the Secretary of State shall
have any copies printed;
Which, with the following amendinent by Mr. Durrance, of
Polk:
Strike out "county delegation" and insert "each member of
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Was read and adopted.
Mr. Gilchrist, of DeSoto, offered the following Resolution:
Whereas, There was on yesterday a motion made afnd car-
ried in this House requiring the first reading of all bills to be
read by their titles only, and as there is some doubt as.to the
constitutionality of procedure under said motion; therefore,
be it
Resolved, That all bills hereafter introduced into this House
during this Legislature shall be read in full on tree several
days, as is provided for by the Constitution of the State of
Florida, except as therein provided in the case of each bill.
Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Vaughn was laid on
the table.
By Mr. Matthews of Marion:
Concurrent Resolution No. 17:
Relative to the appointment of a committee to' examin-
the books and accounts of the Phosphate Commission;
Which was read and laid over under the rules.
Mr. Kelly of Alachua, offered a Concurrent Resolution rel-
ative to the appointment of a joint committee to examine into
the condition of the East and West Florida Seminaries;
Which was read and laid over under the rules until to-mor-
row.
Mr. Jennings, of Hernando, offered the following resolu-
tion:
Whereas, Section 17 of Article 3 of the Constitution of
Florida requires each bill to be read by sections on three sev-
eral days in each House, unless, in case of emergency, two-
thirds of the House where such bill is pending, shall dispense
with this rule; and
Whereas, The emergency exists in requiring the saving of
the time that will be consumed in thus reading each bill;
therefore be it
Resolved, That upon the days of the first reading of every
bill introduced in or that may be reported to this House dur-
ing the present session of 1893, as soon as the title of any bill
shall be read in its order, the Speaker shall, without the for-
mality of a motion to that effect, put. the question to the
House: hall the lule be dispensed with, requiring this bill
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And, upon the putting of such question, unless more than one-
third of the quorum of members present shall aflirmalively an-
nounce their objection to such waiver, the Speaker shall there-
upon announce "that the rule was waived by a two-thirds vote
of the House, requiring such bill to be read by sections on
the day of its first reading," and the Journal in each case
shall affirmatively show such action;
Which was read and adopted.
By Mr. Ward, of Bradford:
Joint Resolution No. 19:
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of
Florida;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Layne, of Manatee:
Joint Resolution No. 20 :
Proposing an amendment to Sections 6 and 7, Article XII,
of the Constitution of the State of Florida;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Hall, of Gadsden :
"Concurrent Resolution No. 21:
Proposing an amendment to Article XVI, Section 9, of the
Constitution
Which was read the first time and referred to the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Gilchrist, of DeSoto, offered House Joint Resolution
relative to the amendments to the Constitution of the State
of Florida, whereby the general elections now held in October
will be held in November;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote and
the resolution was read the first time by its title, and referred
to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Dell, of Alachua:
House Bill No. 28 :
To be entitled an act to apportion the State and county
taxes levied and collected for the support of common school
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On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and
the bill was read the first time by its title, and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Also,
House Bill No. 29:
To be entitled an act to provide for the sale and transfer of
tax sale certificates held by th State bearing date prior to the
first of April, 1892;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and.referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Fletcher of Duval.:
House Bill No. 30:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 906 of the Revised
'-,rtirw.. of the State of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Blocker, of Franklin:
House Bill No. 31:
To be entitled an act to create the office of Inspector of
State Institutions and Public Offices;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Also,
House Bill No: 32:
To.be entitled an act to grant a charter to Henry L. Hop-
kins, of Leon county, Florida, to place a boom across Ocklock-
onee river;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title, and referred to
the Committee on City and County Organization.
By Mr. Hall, of Gadsden:
House Bill No. 33:
To be entitled an act to remove -i-.,i, il,. ii...i of jurors;
Upon motion the rules were waived by two-thirds vote, and
the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
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By Mr. Jones, of Hillsborough:
House Bill No. 34:
T.. 1..- entitled .an act for the preservation of mullet nnl
other fish;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fisheries.
Also,
House Bill No. 35:
To be entitled an act o protect the rights and interests of
riparian proprietors in their water fronts;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
HIouse Bill No. 36:
To be entitled an Act -to establish a Criminal Court of
Record for Hillsborough county;
Mr. Jones moved that the rules be waived and that the bill
be read the first time by its title;
Whidh was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Wilder, of Hillsborougn:
Hodse Bill No. 37.:
To be entitled an act authorizing the county commissioners
of the different counties in this State to establish rules and
regulations relative to wild game, birds of plumage and ani-
mals, the skins of which are valuable for fur and for other
purposes;
Mr. Wilder moved that the rules he waived and that the
bill be read the first time .by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Committee on City and County Organization.
By Mir Clarke, of Jefferson:
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To be entitled an act authorizing attorneys-at-law to ad-
minister oaths;
Mr. Clarke moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read the first time by Its title;
"Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Wilson, of Lake:
House Bill No. 39:-
To be entitled an act to prescribe the fees of abstractors,
and to require the same to give bond;
Upon motion the rules were waived ,by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Hooks, of Lake:
House Bill No. 40:
To be entitled an act relating to public highways, steamboat
and transportation companies;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title andwas re-
ferred to the Committee on Commerce and Navigation.
Also,
House Bill No. 41:
Tolbe entitled an act to repeal Section 2,790 of the Re-
vised Statutes of the State of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Wilson, of Lake:
House Bill No. 42:
To be entitled an act to require abstractors of titles to
lands to pay a license tax;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Also,
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To be entitled an act to amend Section 1 of an act enti-
tled an act for the preservation of wild deer, birds and other
game; being Chapter 4,049, Laws of Florida, approved May
19th, 1891;
Upon motion the rules were iairved by a two-thirds vote,
*and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Dees, of LaFayette:
House Bill No. 44:
To be entitled an act for a separate box for grand jurors
from.that of petit jurors in the several counties in this State;
Mr. Dees moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Rawls, of Leon:
House Bill No. 45 :
To be entitled an act to prescribe the manner of payment
of jurors and witnesses to be paid by the State;
Mr.. Rawls moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read the first time by its title;
.Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Michelson, of Madison:
Houss Bill No. 46:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 7 of an act approved
"May 31, 1889, entitled an act to regulate the practice of med-
icine; being Section 806, Chapter 4, Division 3, Revised Stat-
utes of Florida;
Mr. Michelson moved that the rules be waived and thle bill
be read by its title the first time;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
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House Bill No. 47;
To be entitled an act to amend Section 1391, Article,
4, Chapter 4, Division 2, of the Revised Statutes of
the !state of Fllirida, prescribing the duties of the clerks of the-
(irc uit courts as recorders of deeds;
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be waived and the bill
be read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
"Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to ;he Judiciary Commitee.
By Mr. Mathews, of Marion:
House Bill No. 48:
To be entitled an act to regulate the qualifications of grand
and petit jurors, and to repeal Section 1, Chapter 4015, Laws
of Florida;
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be waived and that the
bill be read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Also,
House Bill No. 49:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 162, Title 4, Chap-
ter 1, Article 1, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Florida;.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Bethel, of Monroe:
House Bill No.-50:
To be entitled an act for the relief of George W. Reynolds,
ex-collector of revenue in and for the county of Monroe;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thiads vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to-
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Nolan, of Orange:







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House Bill No. 51:
To be entitled an act to compel a husband and father to
provide for the support of wife and children, and providing
penalties for failure thereof;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 52:
To be entitled an act to appropriate the unexpended bal-
ance from the immigration fund for the purpose of procuring
Florida exhibits for the World's Columbian Exposition;
On motion of Mr. Jennings, the bill was read as a whole,
and was referred by the Speaker to the Committee on Appro-
priations.
By Mr. Durrance, of Polk:
House Bill No. 53:
To be entitled an act to define abstracts to titles of land s, to
make abstractors liable for damr ges in certain cases, an d to
require them to pay a license tax as such abstractors, u nder
penalty of law;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Fortner, of Polk:
House Bill No. 54:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 15, of Chapter 4010
Laws of Florida;
Upmn motion the rules were waived b" a two-thir ds vote,
the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Harp, of Putnam:
House Bill No. 55:
To be entitled an act to confer the right to married women
in certain cases to dispose of real and personal property;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
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By Mr. Zim, of St. Johns :
House Bill No. 56:
To be entitled an act to abolish the county boards of pub-
lic instruction;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill was read the first time by it. title, and referred to the
'Committee on Finance and Taxation.
'By Mr. Reid, of Suwannee:
House Bill No. 57 :
To be entitled an act approved June the 8th, 1891, relating
"to jurors, and to enact an act relating to jurors;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title, and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 58:
To be entitled an act to protect owners of stock killed or
injured by railroad companies, or other companies and indi-
viduals operating trains in this State, from pecuniary loss
thereby;
Mr Reid moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Gainer, of Washington:
House Bill No. 59:
To be entitled an act to repeal Section 15 of an act entitled
an act for the assessment and collection of revenue, approved
,June 10, 1891;
Mr. Gainer moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
.read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Jennings, of Hernando:
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To be entitled an act relating to certain contracts for con-
*dttional sale, Icase or hire of railroads and railway equipment
and rolling stock, anOproviding for the recording thereof;
Mr. Jeunings moved that the rules be waived and the bill be
read the first time by its title;
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
Whereupon the bill was read the first time by its title and
,referred to the Committee on Railroads and Telegraphs.
Also,
House Bill No. 61:
STo be entitled an act' to extend the powers of courts of
chancery in this State for the purpose of quieting titles to real
,estate;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the hill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
"Also,
House Bill No. 62:
To be entitled an act to provide for service of non-resident
,defendants in certain chancery causes;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee' on Judiciary.
Mr. Berry, of Escambia, by unanimous consent called up
House Concurrent Resolution No. 12:
Referring to the investigation of the books, accounts and
doings of the Internal Improvement Board;
Which was read the second time and adopted and ordered
certified to the Senate.
Mr. Morse, of Dade, by unanimous consent introduced
House Joint Resolution:
Relating to duty on foreign pineapples;
Upon motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the resolution was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Agriculture.
Mr. Walker, of Wakulla, offered a Concurrent Resolution
relative to the financial condition of the State;
Which was read first time and passed over inder the rule.











On motion of Mr. Shine, of Orange, Dr. Win. Forsyth Bv-
num, Chief Clerk, was excused until flt.l y morning.
On motion Mr. Fletcher, of Duval, was added to the Com-
mittee on Appropriations.
The following messages from the Senate were taken up:

SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 5, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives;
SI--I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
Providing for a joint committee to examine the books in
the office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, and has p-
pointed Messrs. Hidden and Summers as said committee on
the part of the Senate.
Also,
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
Providing for a committee to examine the books of tih
Comptroller and Treasurer.
Also,
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing for the appointment of a Special Joint Committee
to consider the financial condition of the State.
Also,
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Providing for a special committee to consider the question
of adopting the Australian ballot system in Florida;
And respectfully ask the concurrence of the House of Repre-
sentatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,.
Secretary of the- Senate.
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SENATE CHAMBER, )
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 7, 1893.

ON. J. B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of ihe House of Representatives:
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted--
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
-Asking our representatives in the Congress of the United
,States to provide for the use of red pressed brick in the
United States public building at Tallahassee, Florida,
And respectfully ask the House of Representatives to con.
cur therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also,
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 7, 1893.
HON. J. B. JOHNSTON:
Speaker of the House of ]epresntafives -
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Providing for a Joint Committee to visit the State Agri-
cultural College, and Experimental Station at Lake City, and
the branch of the Experimental Station at DeFuniak Springs,
and the East and West Florida Seminaries, and to investigate
their management.
And respectfully ask the concurrence of the House of Rep-
resentatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which were read and the resolutions placed with the orders
of the day.
On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Lake, the House adjourned
until 10 o'clock, A. iM. to-morrrow.









SATURDAY, April: 8, 1893.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs Baltzell, Berry, Bethel, Blocker,
Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell; Dees, Denham, Dur-
rance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd,.Forman,!Fortner, Gas-
kins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendry, Holland,
Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Kelly,
Layne, Lee. Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson, Morse, Mor-
gan, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Parker,
Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke,
Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward,. Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wil-
son, Williams and Zim-65.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. J. W. Posten,. Chaplain.
Mr. Pompez, of Monroe, moved that the reading of the
Journal be dispensed with;.
Which was agreed to.
The Journal was corrected.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS, ETC.

By Mr. Wilder, of Hillsborough:
Houise Resolution No. 28:
Whereas, There is a general demand over the State for
some relief from the killing and waste of game, therefore be
it
Resolved, That a special committee of six be appointed
upon game;
Which was read and adopted.
By Mr. Dell, of Alachua:
House Joint Resolution No. 29:
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution;
Which was read the'first time and referred to the Commit-
"tee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Layne, of Manatee:.
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Whereas, The expenses of the v-arious visiting committees.
have frequently been the cause of much contention and dis-
atift' cti,:'i, therefore be it
Resolved, That no visiting committee shall receive more
than their actual traveling expenses, and that the chairman of
each committee be required to keep an itemized account of
the same;
Which was read and adopted.
The Speaker announced the following Committee on Game..
Mr. HENDRY, of Lee, Chairman.
Messrs. LAYNE, OLIVER,
WALKER, PARKER,
WILDER.
Mr. Wilson, of Lake, offered the following:
House Resolution No. 31:
Resolved, That all bills looking to the preservation of game,
that have been introduced, be referred to the Special Commit-
tee on Game;
Which was read and adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS BY CALL OF COUNTIES.
By Mr. Kelly, of Alachua:
House Bill No. 63:
To be entitled an act' authorizing joint actions against
makers and endorsers of promissory notes;
Upon motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
tee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Dell, of Alachua:
House Bill No. 64:
To be'entitled an act to appoint a commission by the Judges
of the Supreme Court to aid them in the discharge of their
duties;
SUpon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Cochran, of Citrus:
House Bill No. 65:
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grants of the Homosassa and Withlacoochee Railroad Com-
pany;
Upon motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds
vote, the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee.on Railroads and Telegraphs.
Also,
House Bill No. 66:
To be entitled an act to repeal Sections 892, 894 and 910 of
Chapter 14, Revised Statutes of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds
vote, the bill read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Fletcher, of Duval:
House Bill No. 67:
To be entitled an act to regulate the manner in which writs
of scire facias shall be served;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Judiciary" Committee.
By Mr. Lee, of Jackson:
House Bill No. 68:
To be entitled an act in relation to paying certain witnesses
who appear before grand juries in this State;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Lee, of Jackson:
House Bill No. 69:
To be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act for the
preservation of wild deer, birds and other game, approved
May 19th, 1891;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Spe-
cial Committee on Game.
By Mr. Clark, of Jefferson:
House Bill No. 70:
To be entitled an act to amend Sections 280 and 281, and
to repeal Section 284, of the Revised Statutes of the State of
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On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Education.
By Mr. Wilson,- of Lake:
House Bill No. 71:
STo be entitled an act to amend Section 843, Chapter 7, of
the Revised Statutes of the State of Florida;
On motion the rule was suspended by a two-thirds vote, and
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Ju-
diciary Committee.
By Mr. Rawls, of Leon:
House Bill No. 72:
To be entitled an act providing for a tax on dogs, and pre-
scribing penalties to enforce the payment of the same, and for
the payment of damages to owners of sheep or goats in cer-,
tain cases;
I On motion the rule was suspended by a two-thirds vote, and
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Wilder, of Hillsborough:
House Joint Resolution No. 32:
Proposing an amendment to Section 6," Article VIII, of the
Constitution of the State of Florida;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, the
"bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Campbell, of Madison;
House Bill No. 73:
To be entitled an acts to prescribe a mode of examination
of the books of county officers;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Michelson of Madison:
House Bill No. 74:
To be entitled an act to establish a county court in Madison
county Florida;
Upon motion the inles were suspended by a two-thirds
v ote, the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
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By Mr. Long, of Marion;
House Bill No. 75:
To be entitled an act to provide for the collection of vital
statistics in the several counties of the State -of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com.
mittee on Public Health.
Also,
House Bill No. 76:
To be entitled an act to create and establish a State Bureau
of Vital Statistics for the State of Florida, and to increase
the efficiency of the State Board of Health;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
,the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Health.
Also,
House Bill No. 77:
To be entitled an act making, the keeping and permitting
the running at large of deprecating dogs a misdemeanor;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Shine, of Orange:
House Bill No. 78:
To be entitled an act for the protection of persons mort.
gaging real estate or personal property;
On motion the rule was suspended by a two-thirds vote, and
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Ju-
diciary Committee.
Also,
House Bill No. 79:
To be entitled an act for the relief of J. F. Stewart, S. S.
h-, l., J. C. Anderson, N. B. Broward, W. D. Vinzant, W1l-
ter O'Tool, Margaret Williams, E. P. Jones, W. H. Hinton,
I. D. Tuten, \V. C. De Graffinried, C. H. Frink, Jacob Wad-
law, James Register, Bose Martin, Chas. Woodward, Geo.
Washington, C. H. 'Ihompson, E. Pronger, Mcnroe Dorsey,
Tim Wilson and Peter Bryant;,
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the tirst time by its title and referred to the
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Also,
House Bill No. 80:
To be entitled an act to render a scrawl equivalent to a seal,.
and to validate as deeds instruments heretofore executed with
a scrawl;
* On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Ju-
diciary Committee.
By Mr. Oliver, of Osceola:
House Bill No.'81;
To be entitled an act to provide abstract books for the-
several counties of this State;
On motion the rule was suspended by a two-thirds vote,.
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Wall, of Putnam:
House Bill No. 82:
To be entitled an act to authorize incorporated towns and
villages to impound cattle in certain cases;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Harp, of Putnam:
House Bill No. 83:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 2, Chapter 4,011,
Laws of Florida;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Zim, of St. Johns:
House Bill No. 84:
To be entitled an act requiring the examination of the marks
of hogs exposed for sale;
On motion the rules' were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Nelson, of Sumter:
House Bill No. 85:
To be entitled an act to require bond before the issuance of
writs of garnishment;







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On motion, the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
,Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Ross, of Suwannee :
House Bill No. 86 .
To be entitled an act to amend Section 1 of an act approved
May 25th, 1889, entitled an act to provide for the payment of
,a capitation or poll tax as a prerequisite for voting, and
prescribing the duties of tax collectors and supervisors of reg-
istration in relation thereto;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Reid, of Suwannee:
House Bill No. 87 :
To be entitled an act to prevent tax assessors and tax col-
lectors from purchasing or owning tax lands before tax deed
is executed;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
,Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 88:
To be entitled an act to relieve persons fifty-five years of
age from paying a poll tax, and a poll tax prerequisite to vote,
and for other purposes;
Tpon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Commiitee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Walker, of Wakulla:
House Bill No. 89:
To be entitled an act to allow husband or wife to testify
in all criminal cases where one or the other is a defendant;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
-the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
-Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Walker, of Wakulla:
House Bill No. 90:
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which a- defendant shall be imprisoned for failing or refusing
to give bond or comply with the judgment of the court in bas-
tardy cases;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the.
Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 91:
To'be entitled an act to repeal an act for the protection and;
preservation of certain plume birds of this State;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,.
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Spe-
"cial Committee on Game.
By Mr. Gainer, of Washington:
House Bill No. 92:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 5 of an act entitled
an act to provide for establishing, working, repairing and
maintaining the public roads and bridges of the several coun-
ties of this State, and to provide penalties for failure thereof,
approved June 4th, 1891;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Forman, of Gadsden:
House Bill No. 93:
To be entitled an act to prohibit the sale of public property
by the superintendents of public institutions;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Institutions.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
House Bill No. 7:
To be entitled an act to incorporate the Savings and Trust
Bank of Florida, and to confer certain rights and privileges
thereon;
Was read the second time and on motion, the amendments
reported by the committee were agreed to.
Mr. McKinnon moved to amend by striking out "all execu-
tors, administrators may deposit," and what follows of Sec-
tion 9;







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Which was agreed to, and the bill as amended ordered to
Ibe engrossed for a third reading.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEvS.

Mr. Shine, Chairman of the Committee on Corporations
made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ^
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 8, 1898. 4
HON. JOHN B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Corporations to whom was re
Iferred-
House Bill No. 7:
Entitled an act to incorporate the Savings and Trust Bank
.of Florida, and confer certain rights and privileges thereon;
Beg leave to report favorably thereon with amendments as
follows:
Amendment No. 1. Strike out line 70 of Section 10.
Amendment No 2. At end of Section 12, after the word
"business," add the words "under the provisions of this char-
ter."
Amendment No. 3. Strike out all of Section 18.
Amendment No. 4. After the figures 189 in Section 19, add
the figure 3, making it read 1893.
Amendment No. 5. Change numbers of the Sections after
.Section 17 by numbering consecutively.
Also,
House Bill No. 8:
Entitled an act to amend Section 2259 of the Revised Stat-
-utes of Florida, favorably.
Also,
House Bill No. 13:
Entitled an act to be entitled an act declaring and defining
the corporate limits of, the town of Marianna, favorably.
Very r-spectfully,
T. W. SHINE,
Chairman of Committee.







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Which was read, and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
Also, the following:
IIOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 8, 1893. )
HON. JOHN B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SIR: Your Committee on Corporations, to whom was re-
"ferred-
House Bill No. 14:
Entitled an act to be entitled an act to incorporate the Jack-
son County Mill Company;
beg leave to report favorably with the following amend-
ment:
After word "shall" in 4th line of Section 5 insert "pay into
the State Treasury such license or fee as may be provided for
by law at the time of incorporating."
Also,
House Bill No. 15:
Entitled an act to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Marianna and Greenwood Telephone Company, with the fol-
lowing amendments:
Amendment No. 1. At the end of Section 2 add "provided
the powers granted in this charter shall not infringe upon or
conflict with the rights and privileges of any private citizen or
of any incorporated city or town."
Amendment No. 2: Strike out after "shall" in fourth line,
'SectiQn 5,'and insert as follows: "Pay into the State Treasury
such liicer.ne as maybe provided for by law at the time of in-
Si 'r, r t iti ,'U."
Also,
House Bill No. 21:
Entitled.an Act to incorporate the Withlacoochee River
Railway Company;
Favorably with amendments as follows:
Strike out all after the word "thereto" in line 18 to, and m-
cluding, the words "of railroads" m line 21 of Section 2.
T. W. SHINE,
Chairman of Committee.







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Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
Mr. Cochran, Chairman of the Committee on Railroads and
Telegraph, made the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, F LA, April 8, 1893.
Ho 2. J(I N JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the Hopse of Representatives.
SIR; Your Committee on Railroads and Telegraph, to whom
was referred-
House Bill No. 2,
Would respectfully beg leave to report favorably.
Very respectfully,
T. J. COCHRAN,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Mr. Nolan, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, made the
following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 8, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOINSTON-:
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SIR: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was re-
ferred-
House-Bill No. 38:
A bill to be entitled an act authorizing attorneys-at-law to
administer oaths,
Beg leave to report that they have duly considered the
same, and recommend that it do pass.
Very respeetfully,-
GEO. M. NOLAN,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following:







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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 8, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON :
Speaker of the House of Representatives-
SIR: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No..30:
A bill entitled an act:to amend Section 906 of the Re-
vised Statutes of Florida,
Beg leave to report- that they have duly considered thie
same, and recommend it do pass.
Very respectfully,
GEO. M. NOLAN,.
Chairman of Commitee,.

Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following:.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIS, .
TALLAHASSEE, ELA., April 8, 1893. 1
HON. J.. B. JHNSTON :
S Speaker' of the House of, Representatives..
SmI: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was.-'re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 36:
"The same being an act to establish a criminal court in the,
county of Hilllsborough,
Beg leave to report that they have examined the same, and
recommend that it do pass with the following amendment,.
to-wit:
Amend Section 8 by adding at:the end thereof the follow-
ing :
In the event of the absence of the county solicitor, ar
his sickness, or other disqualification, the criminal:
judge-is hereby given the power of appointing an assistant.
criminal solteitor, who shall have all the powers and exercise-
all the duties of. the.' county. solicitor, and whose pay shall
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-:eome out of the salary and fees of the criminal solicitor for
.the time he serves.
SR1espectfully submitted,
GCEO. "T. NOLAN,
"Chairman of Committee.
"Wim.-.i! was read. and the accompanying bills placed amoin
"the orders of the day.
Also the following:
[IOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 8, 18J3.
-jox. Jxo. B. JOHsTrox :
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referrctl
Iouse Bills Nos. 11 and 12:
No. 12 being a bill, entitled an act to authorize the County
'Commissioners of Escambia, county, State of Florida, to erect
an addition or annex to the Court House of Escambia, and to
.authorize the issuance of bonds etc.
And bill No. 11, closely allied to bill No. 12, an act to pro-
wvide for a levy by the County Commissioners of the counties
i'f this State, annually, a tax to pay interest upon and raise a
,sinking fund to meet the principal of county bonds issued for
the purpose of-erecting a court houses, jails etc; beg. leave to
report'that they have,duly considered same and recommend
.tdiy .jo pas-s
GEO. M. NOLAN,
Chairman.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
"the orders of the day..
Mr. Vaughn moved that the courtesies of the House be ex-
tended to'Col.'W. D. 'Chipley, Mr. Hunt Chipley and Capt,
J. E. O'Brien,'.of Pensacola;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Morgan moved that all members have the right to ex-
tend the courtesies of the House to any friend he wishes to so
-honor;
Which was:agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Layne the C('hi-i.iii was excused froi
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The following message from the Senate was received:
SENATE CHAMBRKER,
TALLAHASSEE, FIA., April 8, 1893.

Hoi. J. B. JOHNSTON:
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SmR--I am. directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-'
Senate Bill No. 1:
Entitled an act to incorporate the Jackson County Mill
Company-
And respectfully request the House of Representatives to
concur thereto.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.

Which was read and the accompanying resolutions placed
among the orders of the day.

Also the following:
SENATE Cl.AMBER,
TALLAHIASSEE, FLA., April 8th, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON :
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SIR-I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
Providing for the appointment of a committee of one from
the Senate, and two from the House, to visit the Deaf and
Blind Asylum at St. Augustine, and has appointed Mr. Blitch
the member of said committee of the part of the Senate-
And respectfully ask that the House of Representatives
concur thereto.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
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Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER, >
TALLAHASSEE, April, 8, 1893.
HON. J. B. JOHNSSON:
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. 26:
Entitled an act to establish a Criminal Court of Record for
Hillsborough county.
And respectfully request the House of Representatives to
agree therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.

Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, April 8, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON:

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sm: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8:
Limiting the number of all committees visiting State insti-
tutions.
And respectfully ask that the House of Representatives
agree therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
*Secretary of the Senate.

Which was read and the accompanying resolution placed
among the orders of the daj.







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House Bill No. 13:
STo be entitled an act declaring and defining the corporate
limits of the town of Marianna;
Was read-thie second time and ordered to be engrossed for
a third reading.
On motion the rules were suspended for the purpose of con-
sidering Senate resolutions and bills.
Senate Resolution No. 2:
Providing for a joint committee to examine books of the
Comptroller and Treasurer;
Was read and adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Gaskins and Matth-ews to
act as said committee on the part of the House.
SSenate Resolution INo. 1:
Providing for a joint committee to examine the books and
records of the office of the Commissioner of Agriculture;
Was read and adopted.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Providing for a special committee to consider the. question
of adopting the Australian ballot system in Florida;
Was read and adopted.
Senate Resolution No. 9:
In reference to the United States court house and post-
office in Tallahassee;
Was read and adopted and ordered certified to the Sec-
retary of State.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Providing for a joint committee to inquire into the man-
agement and condition of the State Agricultural College and
Experimental Farm;
Was read and informally passed over for the present.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
Providing for a committee to visit the Deaf and Blind Asy-
lum;
Was read and adopted.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing for a special committee to consider the financial
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Was read and adopted.
Under suspension of the rules, Senate Bill No 26:'
To be entitled an act to 'establish a Criminal Court of
Record for Hillsborough county;
Was taken up and read the first time by its title;
On motion the rules, were again waived, and the bill was
read the second time.
SOn motion the rules were again waived, and the bill was
read the third time an'd put upon its passage:
The vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Blocker, Campbell, Cochran, Daniel, Dell,
Dees, Denham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd,
Foreman, Fortner, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Hol-
land, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Johnson, Kelly, Layne, Lee,
Michelson, Morse, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Pickett,
Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke, Stewart,
Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder and Zim -4,S.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Shine, of Orange, moved to adjourn until Monday
morning 10 o'clock;
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MONDAY, April 10th, 1893.

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn-.
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being' called the following members answe-edl to;
their names:

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry, I.:ri-i.
Blocker, Campbell, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Durrance, Dyal.
Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Forman, Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer,,
Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendiy, Holland, Hooks,,
Hamilton, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Kelley, Layne, Lee,.
Long, M li,':. -, Means, Michelson, Morgan, Morse, McCaskill,.
McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Priest, Pompez, Rawls..
Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke, Stewvart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward,
Wall, Wilder, Wilson, Williams and Zim-59.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. S. M. Provence, of Monticello, Florida-.
The Journn:l was corrected.
On motion, Mr. Dickenson, Assistant Clerk, was excused for
the d-y on account of sickness, and Mr. McLeod appointed to,
take his place.
On motion of Mr. Nolan, of Orange, Mr. P. N. Bryan, mem-
ber-elect from Volusia county, was invited to a seat upon the
floor until his credentials could be presented.
Mr. Parker, of Brevard, vas excused on account of siclk-
ness.
Mr. Layne of Manatee, moved that Mr. Wall, of Putnam.
be added to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments;
Which was agreed to.

SMr. Harp, of Putn.am, moved that Mr. Means, of Columbia,
be added, to the standing Committee on Mining and Phos-
phate;
Which was agreed to.
The following message was received. from the Secretary of'
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STATE OF FLORIDA,
OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 4th, 1893.
THON. JOHN B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the, House of Representatives:
The last paragraph of Section 28, Article III, of the Consti-
"-ution, says:
"If the Legislature, by its final adjournment, prevent such
.action, such bill shall be a law, unless the Governor, within
ten days after the adjournment, shall file such bill, with his
objections thereto, in the office of the Secretary of State, who
.shall lay the same before the Legislature at its next session:"
In compliance with the said requirement I herewith trans-
.mit to you, for the consideration of the.House, the following
acts, with the Governor's- objections thereto, viz:
An act to amend Sections 4 and 5 of an act entitled an act
to regulate the sale of liquors, wines and beer in the State of
Florida by the boards of county commissioners of the several
'counties.
Also.
An act providing for the redemption ot real estate sold for,
,debt under execution or under a decree or judgment of a court
-of chancery.
Very respectfully,
JNo. L. CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.
On motion of Mr. Shine, of Orange, the message and accom-
panying bills were made the special order of the day for 10:30
o'clock to-morrow.
Mr. Morgan, of Hamilton, offered the following:
House Resolution No. 33:
Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, bills on their sec-
"land and third readings, shall be taken up consecutively as
numberedd;
Which was on motion of Mr. Morgan, adopted.
Mr. Gilchrist, of DeSotq, offered the following:
House Resolution No. 34:
Whereas, The members of the various standing committees,
excoept the Judiciary Committee, may perform the duties of
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Re..''l\ e1, That the clerk of no standing committee, other
than that of the Judiciary Committee, will receive pay for
such services;
Which was read.
Mr. Shine, of Orange, moved to lay the resolution on the
table;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Hooks, of Lake, offered the following:
House Resolution No. 36:
Whereas, There seems to be a general desire on the part
of some members of the Legislature of the State of Florida,
to introduce innovations upon established rules and princi-
ples, and to make frivilous motions and amendments; there-
fore be it
Resolved, That in order to expedite business, and in the
interest of economy, we discountenance as much as possible
all methods tending to impede legislative business; and that
representatives be required to confine themselves to the sub-
ject matter in hand; and that the rules adopted be adhered to;
Which was read;
Mr. Michelson, of Madison, moved to lay the resolution on
.he table;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Pompez offered the following resolution:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives,
That a committee of three be appointed to inquire into the
matter 6f fees collected by the Board of Health authorities of
'the port of Key West, Fla., and the disposition of the same;
Which was rqad and adopted, and the following committee
was appointed:
Messrs. Pompez, Jennings and Morse.
Mr. Blocked;, of Franklin, offered the following memorial:
S 'Memorial to Congress, relative to a Light House at East
Pass, Apalachicola Bay, Florida:
Whereas, The rapidly increasing population of the country
"adjacent to Carrabelle, Fla., a harbor only second in its great
natural advantages to that of Pensacola, requires that it should
have such aids and facilities to commerce as are granted to
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Whereas, The commercial prosperity of this port is greatly
impeded by the absence of all guides to the entrance of the.
harbor; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Florida ask the Congress of the United States
to use every effort in their power to have the light house at
"East Pass" commenced and pushed to its completion;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Priest, of Clay, offered the following resoluion:
Resolved, That there be no, new bills introduced *in this
House after the 20th of May;
Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Hooks, of Lake, was
laid on the table.
.Joint Resolution No. 26:
Relating to duty on Foreign Pineapples;
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on
Agriculture.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 35:
For the appointment of a Joint Committee to determine as to
whether or not the present system of letting the State con-
"victs is the best that can be adopted, qnd for other purposes;
Was read the second time and referred to the Committee onl
State Institutions.
IHouse Concurrent Resolution No. 37:
Relative to the appointment of a Joint Committee to visit
the State Penitentiary, introduced by Mr. Dees, was read first
time and referred to the Committee on State Institutions.
Mr. Rawls, of L.:on, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That House Resolution No. 30 be construed to
mean that hotel bills shall not'be included in the itemized ac-
counts rendered;
Which was read and laid over unuer the rules.
House Resolution No. 24:
Looking to the financial condition bf the State:
Was read the second time, and on motion it and the substi-
tute to preamble was laid on the table.
Mr. Walker, of Wakulla, gave notice that on to-morrow he
would move to reconsider the vote by 'which resolution No.
24 was laid on the table.
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On Joint Committee to consider the financial condition of
the' State:
Messrs. Vaughn, Harp, Gaskins, Jennings, Shine, Daniel
and Rawls.
Joint Committee to consider the question of adopting the
Australian ballot box system in this State:
'1 Messrs. Gilchrist, Fletcher, Michelson, Clark, Hooks, Rourke,
and McKinn9n.
Joint Committee to investigate the books and accounts of
the Internal Improvement Board:
Messrs. Berry, Wilson and Dell.
Joint Committee to visit the Deaf and Blind Asylum:
Messrs. Baltzell and fMichelson.
Joirt Committee to examime the books and accounts of the
Comptroller and Treasurer:
Messrs. Gaskins and Mathews.
Joint Committee to examine the books and accounts in the
office of the Commissioner of Agriculture:
Messrs. Oliver, Hollandc and Wilder.
The Speaker announced the reference of the Governer's
Message to the following committees:
So much of the message as refers to the Financial Condi-
tion of the State, to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
All that refers to Jurors and Witnesses, to the Committee.
on Judiciary.
All that refers to Education, to the Committee on Educa-
tion.
That portion referring to Taxation, to the Committee on
finance and Taxation.
That portion referring to the quarantine to the Committee
on Public Health.
That portion referring to the State printing to the Commit-
tee -on Indian Affairs.
That portion referring to the Indian war claims to the Com-
mittee on Indian Affairs.
That portion referring to the State ( I-.in-.r to the Commit-
tee on Agriculture.
That portion referring to State prison and State Asylum to
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That portion referring to pardons and reprieves to the
Committee on Judiciary.
That portion on the United States Direct Tax Fund was
referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Dell,
Fortner and Jennings.
Mr. Rourke moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House
he directed to have printed for the use of the House the nec-
essary blanks for reports of committees, and notices of the
meeting of committees;
Which was read and adopted.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
Mr. -Michelson, Chairman of the Committee on Appropr-a-
tions, made the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, (
TALLAIASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON :
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SIR: Your Committee.on Appropriations to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 52:
Beg leave to report the same favorably.
Very respectfully,
A..M. MICHLESON,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read.
Mr. McKinnoii from same committee made the following
minority report:
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTrON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SIR: This your Committeeman on Appropliations to whom
was referred.
House Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled an act to appropriate the unexpended
balance from the Immigration fund, for purposes of procuring
Florida exhibits for the World's Columbian Exposition.
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That the recommendation of the Commissioner of Agricul-
ture on pages 26 and 27. of his report of 1891 and 1892, for
the appropriation of this fund, of $7,018.22, be regarded in
lieu of the passage of this bill.
Very respectfully,
JOHN L 'McKINNON,
Committeeman on Appropriations.
Which was read, and the bill placed with the orders of the
day.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS,
The roll of counties being called the following bills were
introduced:
By Mr. Kelley, of Alachua:
House Bill No. 94:
To be entitled an act in relation to the rights of the insured
under policy of fire insurance on buildings and other property;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 95:
To be entitled an act to oblige railroad companies and cor-
porations to connect lines at all crossings, and to afford rem-
edies to shippers;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Railroads and Telegraphs.
Also,
House Bill No. 96:
To be entitled an act removing the disabilities of married
women and authorizing them to contract, sue and be sued;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 97:
To be entitled an act to provide for the election of members
of the county boards of public instruction, and to fix their
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Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford:
House Bill Nd. 98:
To be entitled an act to provide for the cancellation and
satisfaction of mortgages, liens and judgments;
Upon motion the rules were waived by two-thirds vote, and
the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 99 :
To be entitled an act to incorporate the Atlantic, Suwannee
River and Gulf Railroad Company;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Railroads and Telegraphs.
By Mr. Fletcher, of Duval:
House Bill No. 100:
-To be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
amend an' act to provide for and encourage the organization
of corps of volunteer militia, and enforce their discipline;
On motion the rule was suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Militia and State Troops.
By Mr. Morgan, of Hamilton:
House Bill No. 101:
To be entitled an act regulating the feeding of prisoners in
the several county jails in the State of Florida;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and
the bill was read the first time by its title, and referred to the
Committee on City and County Organization.
Also,
'House Bill No. 102:
To be entitled an act to ameid Sections 1 and 2, ('!, I;q
4,015, Laws of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referredjto
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"\ By Mr. Wilder, of Hillsborough:
House Bill No. 108:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 2 of Chapter 40-13
-of the Laws of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bMl was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Williams, of Holmes:
House Bill No. 104:
To be entitled an act to authorize Levi Smith to erect a lock,
mill kand dam, or either of them, across Wright's Creek in
Holmes county;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title, and referred to
the Committee on City and County Organization.
By Mr. Hendry, of Lee:
House Bill No. 105:
To be entitled ain act to amend Chapter 21, Article 1, Sec-
tion 954, Revised Statutes of Florida, relative to pilotage;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
\and the bill. was read the first time by its title and was re-
ferred to the Committee on Compmerce and Navigation.
By Mr. Nolan, of Orange:
House Bill No. 106:
To be entitled an act to limit the time within which appeals
in chancery may be taken;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the.bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
.Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Floyd, of St. Johns:
House Bill No. 107:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 2527, of the Rle-
vised Statutes of the State of Florida;
"On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agricultuie.
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House Bill No. 108:
To be entitled an act to suppress the illegal sale of spiri-
tous and malt liquors;
Upon motion, the -rules were suspended by a two-thirds
vote, the bill read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance.
Also,
House Bill No. 109:
To be entitled an act to define the qualifications of persons
to sign petitions for sale of spirituous and malt liquors;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds "vote,
and the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance;
Also,
House Bill No. 110:
To be entitled an act to define the qualifications of persons
to entitle them to sign petitions for an election to determine
whether spirituous and malt liquors shall be sold in any county
in this State;
On motion the rules were suspended by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Temperance.
The following messages were received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.
HoN. JOHN B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR-I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has-
Appointed Messrs F. B. Genovar and M. R. Marks as mem-
bers on the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills to act with the
members of said committee appointed by the House of Repre-
sentatives and communicated to the Senate:
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
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SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.

HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON:
Speaker of the-ftHouse of Represntlatives:

SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 41:
To empower the Governor, Treasurer and Comptroller to.
borrow money for State purposes,
And respectfully request that the House of Representa-
tives agree to the same.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also, the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 10, 1893.
HON. J. ,B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatlves:

Smi: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted--
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12:
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives con-
curring, That a committee of one from the Senate and two
(2) from the House be appointed to visit and examine into
the condition of the East and West Florida Seminaries and
the State Normal school at DeFuniak Springs, and has ap
pointed Hon. J. E. Grady as such committee on the part of
the Senate.
Andrespectfully ask thatthe House of Representatives con-
cur therein.i
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also, the following:
6,










SENATE CHAMBER.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA, April 10, 1893.
HON. J. B. JOHNSTON,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10:
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives con-
curring, That a committee of one from the Senate and two (2)
from the House be appointed to visit and examine into the
condition, the books and records of the State Insane Asylum
at Chattahoochee, with power to send for persons and papers,
And has appointed Hon. W. \Y. Farmer as such committee
on the part of the Senate, and respectfully ask that the House
concur thereto.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
"Secretary of the Senate.
Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER, )
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893. )
HON. J. B. JOHNSTON:
Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted--
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11:
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That a
committee of one from the Senate and two from the House,
be appointed to inquire into the working and management of
the operations of the State Board of Phosphate Commission-
ers, to investigate their books and accounts, and make report
to both branches of this Legislature, and that said committee
be empowered to employ such clerical aid as may be neces-
sary.
And has appointed Hon. N. A. Blitch as such committee on
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"And respectfully ask that the House of. Representatives con-
cur therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also, the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHN'ST6N,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sia:-I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 19:
Entitled an act to incorporate the Marianna and Greenwood
Telephone Company;
And respectfully request that the House of Representatives
agree to the same.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also, the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.
HON. J. B. JOHNSTON:
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sin: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4.
Provirli g for a committee to fix the per diem of officers
aid attaches,
And have appointed as said committee on the part of the
Senate, Hons. J. H. McKinne and James E. Broome.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
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SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893. )
HON. JOHN B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sm :-I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
To appoint a committee to examine the books and accounts
of the office of Commissioner of Agriculture;
And has appointed as said committee on the part of the
Senate, Hons. J. W. Whidden and 0. J. H. Summers.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also the following;
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.
HON. JOHN B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIm: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Providing for a Visiting Committee to Deaf and Dumb
Asylum at St. Augustine, with the following amendment:
Strike out the word "similar," and insert after the word
"committee" the words "of one."
And respectfully request the concurrence of the House of
Representatives to said amendment.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also, the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.,
HON. J. B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
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-House Concurrent Resolution No. 8:
Relative to the appointment of a committee to examine into
the status of the Florida Agricultural College and Experimental
Station and the experimental stations at DeFuniak Springs
and Fort Myers;
And has appointed Hon J. F. Baya as a member of said
committee on the part of the Senate.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also, the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 10, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON :
Speaker of the House of Representatives:

'Sim: I am directed by the Senate to inform the House
of Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
Limiting the number of visiting committees.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read and the accompanying bills and resolu-
tions placed among the orders of the day.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Senate Concurrent Resolution:
Relative to the appointment of a Joint Committee to visit
and inquire into the management and condition of the State
Agricultural College, and for other purposes;
Which was read and adopted.
Senate Concurrent Resolution:
Relative to the appointment of a Joint Committee to visit
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House Bill No. 2:
To be entitled an act to define the duties of all Common
Carriers in this State engaged in the transportation and de-
livery of freight;
Was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Michelson
two hundred copies ordered printed, and made the special or-
der for 11:30 o'clock to-morrow.
House Bill No. 8:
To be entitled an act to amend Section 2259, of the Re-
vised Statutes;
Was read the second time and referred to the Committee
on Engrossed Bills.
House Bill No. 11:
To be entitled an act to provide for a levy by the county
commissioners of the several counties of this State annually of a
tax to pay interest upon and raise a sinking fund to meet
the principal of county bonus, and for other purposes,
On motion the rules were unanimously suspended, and the
bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Engrossed Bills.
House Bill No. 12:
To be entitled an Act to authorize the county commissioner
of Escambia county, State of Florida, to erect an addition to
he court house of said county, to be used as an armory for
the State militia of said county, and for other purposes;
Was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Gilchrist
the following amendment was adopted:'
After the word "Militia," add the words "Florida State
Troops;"
Mr. Berry offered the following amendment:
"Section 3. Amend so as to insert after word "Publish" in
third line, the words "not'less than thirty days;"
Whch was adopted.
On motion the bill was ordered engrossed for a third read-
ing.
Mr. Gilehrist offered a H6use Resolution relative to en-
forcing House Rule No. 37, in order to expedite business;
Which was read the first time and passed over under the
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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11:
Providing for the appointment of a committee to examine
into the working of the State Board of Phosphate Commis-
sioners;
Which was read first time and passed over under the rules.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No 12:
In relation to examining the condition of the East and
West Florida Seminaries;
Was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Kelley the
rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and it was read the
second time and adopted.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10:
Relating to the appointment of a committee to visit and ex-
amine the books, &c., of the State Insane Asylum;
Was read the first time and passed over under the rules.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
In relation to appointing a committee to examine the man-
agement, &c., of the State Agricultural College and attach-
ments;.
Was read the second time and adopted.
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and
Senate Bill No. 19:
To be entitled an act to incorporate the Marianna and
Greenwood Telephone Company;
Was taken up and on motion the rules again suspended by
a two-thirds vote, and the bill read the first time by its title
and referred to the Committee on Corporations.
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and
Senate Bill No. 1:
To be entitled an act to incorporate the Jackson county
Mill Company;
SWas read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Corporations.
On motion of Mr. Wall, of Putnam, the House adjourned
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TUESDAY, April 11, 1893.

"The House met pursuant to adjournment.
'The Speaker'in the chair.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Bethel, Blocker,
Berry, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Dees, Denham,
Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Forman, Fortner,
Gaskins, Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendry,
Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones,
SKelley, Layne, Lee. Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson, Morse,
Morgan, McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver,
Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke,
,Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wil-
-son, Williams and Zim-66.
A quorum present.
'Prayer by the Rev. J. W. Posten, Chaplain.
Mr. Layne, of Manatee, moved that the reading of the
Journal be dispensed with;
Which was agreed to.
The Journal was corrected.
On motion Mr. Parker, of Brevard, was excused on account
;,of sickness.
Mr. Walker, of Wakulla, pursuant to notice given on yes-
terday, moved that the vote by which House Resolution No.
:25;
Looking to the financial condition of the State;
Was tabled to be reconsidered.
Mr. Michelson, of Madison, moved to lay the motion on the
table;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for.
The vote was:
Yeas.-Baltzell, Clark, Cochran, Daniel, Dell, Denham,
:Durrance, Fletcher, Finlayson, Gainer, Gilchrist, Good-
bread, Hall, Harp, Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jen-
-nings, Johnson, Kelley, Lee, Matthews, Means, Michelsop,
-Morgan, Morse, McKinnon, Nelson, Oliver, Pickett, Pom-
ipez, Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Ward-36.









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SNays.--Berry, Bethel, Blocker, Campbell, Dees, Dyal,
Floyd, Forman, Fortner, Gaskins, Jackson, Jones, Layne,
Eong, McCaskill, Nolan, Priest, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Vaughn,
Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wilson, and Zim-25.
,So the motion was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Messrs. Jones,
of Hillsbprough, and Rourke, of Santa Rosa, on the standing
joint committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House.
Also, the following special committees:
On joint committee to visit the Lunatic Asylum, Messrs.
Layne and Forman.
On joint committee to visit and inquire into the manage-
ment of the State Agricultural College and Experimental
Stations, Messrs. Oliver and Mathews.
On joint committee-to visit and examine into the status of
the East and West Florida Seminaries, Messrs. Kelley and Harp.
Mr. Daniel, of Jackson, offered a petition from citizens of
Jackson county relative to the sale of spirituous liquors;
Which was read. and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
The hour of 10:30 o'clock A. M. having arrived, the special
order of the day for this hour was taken up which was the
veto message of the Governor in relation to
An act entitled an act to amend sections 4 and 5 of an act
entitled an act to regulate the sale of liquors, wines and beer
in the State of Florida by the boards of county commissioners
of the several counties;
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, moved that the veto message be
spread upon the Journal:
Which was agreed to, and is as follows:

STATE OF FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., June 11, 1891.
HoX. JOHN L. CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State:
SIm: I herewith hand you a bill which originated in the
House of Representatives entitled "an act to amend Sections 4
and 5 of an act entitled an act to regulate the sale of liquors,
wines and beer in the state of Florida by the boards of county








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commissioners of the several counties," with my objections
thereto, to be filed in your office and laid before the Legisla-
ture at its next session.
Section 1 of this bill makes it unlawful to sell liquors, wines
or beer to a minor, Indian or person.in a state of intoxication.
The term "liqudrs" is not qualified by the words alcoholic or
intoxicating, but by the terms of the bill would include those
which are non-intoxicating as well.
The Revised Statutes prohibit the sale of intoxicating
liquors, wines or beer to minors and intoxicated persons-the
punishment provided being the same as that prescribed for the
sale of liquor without a permit or license, and being very simi-
lar to that provided in the bill under consideration. It is bet-
ter that all laws-particularly those of a penal nature, should
be uniform and without the confusion which arises from
several acts on the same subject, which the Revised 't iii ..
were intended to correct.
Section 2 of the bill which seeks to invest the county com-
missioners with judicial power to hear and determine a com-
plaint against a liquor dealer and impose a penalty by suspend-
ing his license, is in violation of the Constitution. State ex
rel. Arpen vs. Brown, 19. Fla., 563.
For the foregoing reasons I have withheld my signature
from the bill.
FRANcIS P. FLEMING,
Governor.
Office of the Secretary of State, State of Florida.
Filed in this office June 11th, 1891.
Jxo. L. CA-WFORD,
Secretary of State.

Mr. Gaskins moved will the House on reconsideration,
agree to pass the bill;
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the question to be- Shall the bill
pass, the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstand-
ing?;
SThe roll being called, the vote was :
Yeas.-Messrs. Dell, Finlayson, Floyd, Kelley-4.
Nays.-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry
Bethel, Blocker, Campbell, Clai-k, Cochran, Daniel, Dees, Den-








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ham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Forman, Fortner, Gaskins,
Gainer, Gilchi'ist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, Hendry, Holland,
Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Layne,
Lee, Long, Mathews, Means, Michelson, Morgan, Morse,
McCaskill, McKinnon, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Pickett,
Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke,
Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder,
Wilson, Williams. and Zim-62.
So the veto of the Governor was sustained, and the bill did
not pass.
The House also took up, as a special order for this hour,
the bill passed at the session of the Legislature of 1891:
To be entitled an act providing for the'redemption of real
estate sold for debt under execution or under a decree or judg-
ment of a court of chancery.
Mr. Gaskins moved that the veto message be spread upon
the Journal;
Which was agreed to, and is as follows:
STATE OP FLORIDA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
TALLAHASSEE, June 12, 1891.
Hon. John I. C'rawfbAd, Secretary of State:
SIn :-I hand you herewith a bill which originated in the
House of Representatives, entitled "An act providing for the
redemption of real estate sold for debt under execution or
under a decree or judgment of a Court of Chancery," with my
objections thereto, to be filed in your office and laid before the
Legislature at its next session.
The bill provides for the*redemption of real estate sold
under execution or decree of foreclosure of a mortgage by any
defendant at any time within two years from the date of such
sale by paying the amount of purchase with interest at the
rate of ten per cent. per annum, together with the taxes and
the amount expended by the purchaser, if any, in the preser-
vation of the property, and that such redemption shall relieve
the property from the lien created by the judgment or decree
under which it was sold.
It is also provided that if the person entitled to redeem neg-
lects to give the property proper care and attention, the pur-
:chaser ay have such work done on the property as is neces-
"sary to prevent its depreciation in value, and the amount so ex-








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pendec shall be a lien on the property; but there is no provis-
ion whereby the purchaser may enter into possession to make
such necessary expenditures except by consent of the party
entitled to redeem. If the purchaser should, by any means,
be able to get into possession of the property so as to prevent
waste and depreciation, and if he and the party entitled to re-
d ond suit in Chancery is necessary to settle the question as to
what are proper expenditures. There are other details pro-
vided by the bill not necessary to be considered in this con-
nection.
I am disposed to defer to the majority of the Legislature in
enactments which merely involve questions as to what is best
for the public good. But when, in my opinion, a measure
would result in great injury to a large portion of the people
of the State and financial disaster to many, with but little, if
any, compensatory benefits, I would be derelict in duty to give
it the sanction of my approval.
Florida in the matter of development, is practically a new
State. Within the last few years she has made rapid increase
in population, many new industries have been inaugurated
and are now in their infancy. As an incident thereto, there
has been great activity in the transfer of real estate in many
portions of the State. In many instances purchase money
mortgages have been made, and in addition thereto a great
many loans have been negotiated on real estate security to
enable parties to improve their property or to engage in va-
rious enterprises which promise success. A very large por-
tion of the mortgage indebtedness of the State is past due,
but is continued with a satisfactory understanding between the
mortgagor and mortgagee.
While in a few instances the provisions of the bill, if it be-
,came a law, would benefit the 'mortgagee, in my opinion, in
the great majority of cases, it would work a serious injury to
both debtor and creditor. There can scarcely be a doubt
that realizing that he would have to wait two years for his
money, in addition to the delay of foreclosure which usually
involves four or five months, and if litigated, much longer,
the average mortgagee where the debt is past due, would at
once commence foreclosure proceedings so that the fur-
ther time provided by the bill would commence to run
as soon as possible. This would precipitate the foreclos-
ure of a vast number of mortgages in the State.
With the delay, restriction and hinderances to the mort-
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money, and cause the withdrawal from the State of funds.
which can now be had at reasonable rates of interest, which
our people do much need in improving their property and
promoting -various business enterprises. So, too, it would
tend to restrict the transactions in land to cash, which would
greatly reduce sales. It would prevent all competition in bona.
fide bidding at legal sales. None could afford to become a
purchaser under such restrictions except the mortgagee or
judgment creditor, and the debtor, if unable to redeem, would
lose the benefit of the sale of his property at a fair price
whereby the surplus, if any, would go to him, or the amount
of the sale pro tanto to relieve him of the judgment debt.
Such a revolution in the rights of debtor and creditor, which
the provisions of the bill involve, would, in my opinion, result
in serious.injury to both.
For the foregoing reasons I have withheld my signature
from the bill.
FRANCIS P. FLEMING,
Governor.
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, moved that-Will the House upon
reconsideration agree to pass the bill;
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the question-Shall the bill pass,.
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding;
The roll being called the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Alexander, Berry, Gilchrist, Mathews, Mc-
Caskill, McKinnon,-6.
Nays-Mr. Speaker,Messrs. Baltzell, Blocker, Campbell, Clark,
Cochran, Dell, Dees, Denham, Durrance, Dyal, Fletcher, Finlay-
son, Floyd, Fortner, Gaskins, Gainer, Goodbread, Hall, Harp,
Hendry, Holland, Hamilton, Hooks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson,
Jones, Kelley, Layne, Lee, Long, Means, Morgan, Morse, Nel-
son, Nolan, Oliver, Pickett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross,
Rowe, Rourke, Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Walker,
Wilder, Wilson, Williams and Zim-51.
So the Governor's veto was sustained, and the bill did not
pass.
The House excused Mr. Michelson, of Madison, from vot-
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The hour of 11:30 o'clock A. M., having arrived, the. spe-
cial order for this hour, which was the consideration of
House Bill No. 2:
To be entitled an act to define the duties of all common
carriers in this State engaged in the transportation and
delivery of freight;
Was taken up and read a second time.
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, moved to strike out all of Sec-
tion 1 after "same" in line 3;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson, of Lake, moved to amend Section 1 iy ad-
ding:
"And such carrier shall not hold a part of a shipment of
freight or delay its delivery, because the whole shipment has not
been received, but shall deliver such part as aforesaid, on pay-
ment of such proportion of the charges due on the whole ship-
ment;"
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Hall, of Gadaden, moved to amend line 5, Section 2, so
as to rsad as follows: "Such freight until after the expiration of
eight days after such notice is given as;"
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Forman, of Gadsden, moved that the bill be indei
nitely postponed;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Reid, of Suwannee, moved to amend by striking out
"receipt,'! Section 1, in first line, and insert "delivery;"
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Gaskins, of Bradford, moved to strike out all of line 7 in
Section 2;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Gilchrist, of DeSoto, moved to amend by adding, as
Section 3, the following:
Section 3. That in case of known overcharges, it shall be
unlawful for such carriers to require the consignees to pay
such overcharges. All agents of carriers violating this Sectiol
shall be punished upon conviction, by a fine of not more than
$100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of
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Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Priest, of Clay, moved to amend by striking out "3" in
line five, and insert "5;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Walker, of Wakulla, moved to amend the amendment
by striking out "5" and inserting. "10"
Which was not agreed to.
The bill was read the second time and ordered engrossed a
amended.
Mr. Morgan, of Hamilton, offered the following:
House Resolution No. 45:
Resolved, That until otherwise ordered this House do ad-,
journ at 1 P. M. for dinner, until 3 P. M.
Mr. Hooks, of Lake, moved to lay the motion on the table;
Which was agreed to.
-The House resolution offered by Mr. Rawls, of Leon, on
yesterday:
That House Resolution No. 30 be so construed as to mean
that hotel bills of visiting committees shall not be included in
the itemized accounts rendered;
Was read the second time and adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
The roll of counties being called the following bills were
:introduced:
By Mr. Dell, of Alachua:
House Bill No. 111:
To be entitled an act entitled an act to amend an act re-
lating to jurors;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
:and the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Judiciary Committee.
Also,
House Bill No. 112:
To be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
-compensate clerks of the Boards of County Commissioners;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
*the bill read the first time by its title and was referred to the
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By Mr. Parker, of Brevard:
House Bill No. 113:
To be entitled an act for the protection of fish in the salt
waters of the State of Florida;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Fisheries.
By Mr. Priest, of Clay:
House Bill No. 114:
To be entitled an act relative to the appointment of a Board
of Examiners, and for other purposes;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Railroads and Telegraphs.
By Mr. Fletcher, of Duval:-
House Bill No. 115:
To be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 4022, Laws of
Florida.
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Vaughn, of Escambia:
House Bill No. 116:
To be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 4049, Revised
Statutes of Florida, relating to wild deer, birds and other
game;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
"the bill was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
Also,
House Bill No. 117:
To be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 4014, Laws of Flor-
ida, relating to public roads and bridges;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, the
bill read the first timeby its title and referred to the Commit-
tee on Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Forman, of Gadsden:









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House Bill No. 118:
To be entitled an act for the relief of tax payers by abolish-
ing the State Board of Health and county boards of health,
except in counties where are located ports of entry;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote, and
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
Also,
HIouse Bill No. 119:
To be entitled an act for the relief of tax payers by reducing
county school taxes;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
and the bill read the'first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Education.
By Mr. Holland, of Lepn:
House Bill No. 120:
To be entitled an act to amend sections 1, 2, 5, 6 and 114
of an act to provide for the appointment of a State Chemist
and Inspectors of Fertilizers, approved June 3, 1889;
On motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
By Mr. Zim, of St. Johns:
House Bill No. 121:
To be entitled an act for the benefit of freeholders;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill was read the first ,time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Reid of Suwannee:
House Bill No. 122:
To be entitled an act to regulate the practice of grand I.;
in summoning witnesses before grand juries, and for other
purposes:
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title,' and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
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"Also,
.House Bill No. 12::
To be entitled an act to regulate the working of grand ju-
ries, and for other purposes.
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred' to the
.Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Ross, of Suwlannee:
House Bill No. 124:
To be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 4011 of the Ievised
Statutes of Florida, that provides for certifying lands to the
Comptroller upon which taxes have not been paid, for redemp-
tion thereof and the forfeiture on sales of lands not redeemed,
approved June 10th, 1891;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Walker, of Wakulla:
House Bill No. 125:
To be entitled an act to prohibit the killing of game at cer-
.tain seasons of the year;
Upon motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote
"the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Special Commiitee on Game.
By Mr. Layne, of Manatee:
Memorial to Congress asking for a mail route from Braid-
entown, in Manatee county, to Arcadia, in DeSoto county,
Florida;
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the .Committee on Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Gainer, of Washington:
HouseBill No. 126:
To be entitled an act to incorporate the St. Andrews Bay
Horticultural Improvement Association;
(Uprn motion the rules were waived by a two-thirds vote,
the bill read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Corporations.
On motion of Mr. Jennings, of Hernando, the House ad
journed until 10 o'clock, to-morrow morning.









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S WEDNESDAY, April 12, 1893.

The House of Representatives met ptirsuant to adjourn-
ment.
The Speaker in the chair.
The roll being called the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Alexander, Baltzell, Berry,
Blocker, Campbell, Clark, Cochran, Dell, Dees, Denham,
Dyal, Fletcher, Finlayson, Floyd, Forman, Fortner, Gaskins,
Gainer, Gilchrist, Goodbread, Hall, Harp, IIendry, Holland,
- Hooks, Hamilton, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Kelley,
Layne, Lee, Long, -,t[l!. -w., Means, Michelson, Morgan,
Morse, M.(C : k,!, McKinfibn, Nelson, Nolan, Oliver, Pick-
ett, Priest, Pompez, Rawls, Reid, Ross, Rowe, Rourke,
Stewart, Shine, Vaughn, Ward, Wall, Walker, Wilder, Wil-
.son, Williams and Zim-64.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Mr. Layne, of Manatee, moved the reading of the Journal
be dispensed with;
Which was agreed to.
The Journal was corrected.
On motion Mr. Bryan, member-elect from Volusia county,
came forward and was sworn in by Dr. Wm. Forsyth Bynum,
Chief Clerk, as notary public.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
Mr. Clarke, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxui :.ii, made the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., April 12, 1893.
HON. J. B. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sim-Your committee on Finance and Taxation to whom
was referred.
House Bill No. 31:
To be entitled and act to create the office of State Irspector
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Also,
House Bill No. 39:
To be entitled an act to prescribe the fees of Abstractors
and require the same to give bond;
Also,
House Bill No. 50:
To be entitled an act for th- relief of George W. Reynolds,
ex-Collector of Revenue in and for the county of Monroe;
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that they do not pass.
Very respectfully,
T. L. CLARKE,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
Mr. Shine, Chairman of the Committee on Corporations,
made the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
TALLAHASSEE, F.LA., April 12, 1893.
HoN. J. B. JOHNSTON:
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sm-Your committee on Corporations, to whom was re-
ferred
Senate Bill No. 1,
Beg leave to report favorably, with the following amend-
ment:
Strike out all after "Shall," in Section 5, line 4, and insert
"Pay to the Secretary of State when they obtain their charter
under this act, such license as shall be required by law at that
time."
Very respectfully,
T. W. SHINE,
Chairman of Committee.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Mr. Shine, Chairman ot. the Committee on Corporations,
made the following report: