6/ \ UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE
,.POR/F JBkOP;ville, J?3lorida,
~N~venme6;~Z L 905.
Honorable N. B. Broward,
In accordance with letter received from the Dfe7artment,
I inclose herewith coPY of a dispatch from the Vice and De~puty
Consul at Santiago de Cuba, relative to the sale to aliens of
the American steamer "KCATHLEEN" of this port for your~ information.
Collector of Customs.
UNITED STATES CUSTOMs SERVICE,
Pog OF .................. ........
OFFICE OF THE COLLECTOR,
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WS J ~rrranhpS 'r eaPrebdenr
I.ATclJR F PERRff '.:ePrestlaenl
, Ov. 6, 1905.
I in Ire- -eipt of your letter, anid am pleased to
hand yoau her ith !,otes for renewal, a-s requested -- the amount
of inte:r~cest, indcic~ted on the note in nencil.
Yours veryr truly,
TE~BLEPHONE SS BJOHN
JOHN DAVID LANNON.
OODNSEL~LOR .LT LAW,. ,I-
33 NASSAU TREE1T.
,.7 Nov# 3rl, 1905.
H~one TI, Be Browoard, .
iy dlient, Mrsr d Jot MEd Kelly,4) hasf Z'lequiSltedr 1.*i to
wurite! to you1 inl rega8rd t o the~ cla~ta 7ihicfr youl have againlst
hieMra Kelly direcLts ;:- to ~.-:-..., t4. Ir,)r?! oi all is
crediitors acep~bt a comprlomisee of thiriii claims, he- is pre-
lpared~ to pay you~ nows~- twenty-fivei per cenlt of yur~U C1PI12 inl
carkl, and thea balance in his twelve months; notren
I wi::shl YOu~ WOuldC be0 g~Cood enough to let me~ k~now
wP~ithout de.-layp if yout will accept thlis proposition, antd
IT -int lo you0 would nond.C3 ::fr 10 a~t~ statormy ttt of thec niot amt~ouPt
duec yonefb MJirsC 3:ellY assures me that thsis is~ ther~ only pro-
p~osition watchc 8 he can mnake to YOup and. thaIt only byr the
acceptan.ce? of thtis pj~yropsition v.-ill, he be? ena~bled to re~-
i-llwc bulsinerss a~d, ter~eforec pay thte frull amount dues all .the~
Ve~rY tllrul your)Tg
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ALL L.ETTERS OF INQUTRT REGARDING PATIZNhTS. AND A.LL~ INVOIL3ES AGA..INSfT THE HOOMP3TA\L.
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4 -5f-~ MProN~ LamaN.
FRANKLIN ANoPOLK GREETS.
TAMPA. FLA.\ November 26th,1905.
Hon. N. B. Broward, Governor,,
t ~Your favor of .the 23d inst received. No doubt Mlr Howet was
correct when hie stateadi~n his conversation with mea that he thought
Mr. W~ei~r was trying to pump him 'by pretending to know a great deal.
It mrayfe that he was also trying to -find outi ot all he could from your
stenographer. There are some men who will resort to such schemes.
If I can serve you at any time command mre.
Very truly yours,
P~le ` RtDAP ~;rS4TATE AIR, Tampa. NOV 15130, 1:98ij'.i
V L. Van Duzor, Co mmiss ione r.
..........ck i as imm68, Fl a.
.iL Hon. N. B. Broward, Gov. State of Florida.
\: '~0 ~-~My Dear Sir:
Ilbi~li~4~'i4I have received the packages from you
by express, and will take special pains to distribute
bulletins. Any further assistance I can render you
~ Ci~is~i ~ Will be cheerfully done.
With very best wishes I have the honor to be,
R. L. T.
'EATWEiiS~TONE- FOUNDRY& MACHINE CO.
348 NO :TH HALTED ST.
My dear Governor:-
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of you j~yora
of November 22nd and to thank you sincerely for youF~kind
invitation to visit you while in Florida this Winter.
I shall certainly be very much disappointed .
if I am unable to avail myself of your invitation as I an
planning to visit you as soon as the dredges are in operation
With kindest regards to yourself and family and
General B111lss I am,
Hon. N. B. Browards Governor,
State of Floridas
Chic ~o, Ill., Nov. 27, 1905.
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Lodgije Iso ~8, "F. ofe P. ass per obeek ~received by mail from. yoiu dated low
Sadat 1905,' all Motef lore is going right along, wi~sh you coul$C be wlith
as nexgt Thursday~i evening 8and take part. in the Banquet to be given by
the Lodige at that, timer,~ hope you andi all, the'.sembers `of yoj~ur familyP
arie ejoying: good health, I have been' quite srick' during? the past month,
but thinkItr.as: getting ~overr. t nowr, .the memb~ers..o$p:ayj family are fairlyf
wesll, my ,two oldest daughters has beenr quite Sickf but are coming around
attright, w~ith k~ind regairds of self anzd fsaily to all. the members of
your f aldly, .P I as youts res~pectfully anD Fratternally
Master of Finance.
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Gov. Napoleon B., Broward,
11Y Dear3 Governor:
I t ru st fhth a~-w~i2F~ rdon me, but longT ere thi s
I presume you have finished re d~if Huxley' s Science and Education also
the lit tle book of Napol eon s maximums, and in the pre ss o f busine ss
over-looked their return, I: would be glatd if you would have these
two books handed to one of nor conductors coming th~roug~h Tallahnassee
with instructions to deliver them to me at my office. I would not
trouble you about the Huxley' s Science anid Education book were it not
that it is one of a set of books in my library, all of a uniform
style of binding, which I can not replace. I understand the difficulty
of procurring size volumnsa of any of Huxley'sa works and knownr that very
few publishers sell them, therefore I: have arrainged for a vo~lumn of the
Science and Educatio~n to be forwarded to you in lieu of the one
which fits the uniform set on my book shelves. With kindest t~eag~rds
and trusting that; you are enjoying all of the blessings of the season,
14IONTO3ALM BRO1YARD. PRESiT.. H. Gi. 11'ARNER, 1'ICE-PRESaT., J~A. L. SCBoLLs. P6o. .< TREAB.. :r
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HERBERT S. PHILLIPs.
Plant City, pla.s Dec. 17th, 1905
Hon, N.T` P. P~roward,
Dearu Sir,--l I am getting along fine writ~h
QMhe Wildl-r murder case. I have taken the statements of several
witnesses land have sent them to Col. Phillipe at Tanmpa.
I have receivl-.d three lettlers from him -since I have been here,
telling me that I am on the right lines, and for me to press the
work as fast as possible. .I received a letter from him yesterday
morning saying that he wanted me to be ready with the
evidence by the last of January, as hre wanted lato try the case
at that time. It have written him th~t I[ will be ready anyJ time
in January that suits him.
The evidence t~hat I am gettnic is from~ good people
that have never been an- the witness stand in this case. Col.
Phillips- wants me to go to Pasco County and -t~o Polk County
to see a number of wiftneesss, an~d:I will go as soon as I[
hear from you. As. Col. Phillips desires to try Ubia case
in January I will not go home Crhistma, but will stay here
anld have the evidence ready an,: time that it suite him afuer
the first week in January.
Please send me one hundred fifty dollars as I wa~bt
to send fifty dollars home to my family before Chiratmas. The
hundred will be a sufficnt amount for me to wind up this work on.
As Phillips wants me to go to Pasco and ~lk Countie~s, please
let me hear from you at once.
Respectfully 3ly ours,
Ir: . . -
Plant Cityt, Tla.'l 'Dec. 17th, -1905
Gov. N. B. Proward,
Dear Sir,--- I seubmit the following;
to show you what I am doing in the way of obtaining evidence )
The Wilders have pu~ttheir good characters in issue
before "the Court and that gies the State the right to' attack
;thiem. I have searched faithfully to find a motive, for any
perseon killing; Brann on and finad none except the Wild'ers.
They arre the only family in this section of the country that
was made wnith him at the time of his death, or that had been
m-a~d ith him fore a lng; tilme. W: The Wiilder~s have hard a man
her~etrying tio lshow ~hat: a man by the: name of Fred Kendrick
had a' atroneer moitiv for killing Prannon than they had.
Brannon tand Yendrick ese~l years ago had same trouble but it :
had all been settled and they were on frmbendly terns at that
time ofi Frannon's d.eath I hasve a statement from Fred Yendrick
and Ben Kendrick waho are both reputable men, stating that they:
were out cooan butingrl one morning nd about daylight~ came
upon Hop Wlilder fPeeding same hiogs that wreres in a pen out in'.-
the 'woods. Kendrick said t~o- Wilder, Oscar -Branon told me that
you have been marking some of my hogs and Wilder replied
that if prannon did not stop talking about him he would
take his1 shotgun and put a load of buckshot in his D~adbot;
head. This was only a few dayse before Brann;on was killed.
"Dr. P. W. gsesions waill wear that he was a close
neighbor of both t~he Frannons and Wilders and knowathat the
W~ilders weare mad wcith Brannon about some land that 0*~ L*r
Widler- had sold :Brannon 'some years aeo. They were also
made with Brannon about hime slaying that Hopo D had been
stealing hogs. Two or three 'days before prannon was killed
Dr. Sessions met C. L. WBilder in Plant City and C. L. Wilder told
Sessions that Prannon had said that Hp had been stealing; hogs
and that he had also been talking about his family, and that
he had stood it as .long as he could,. and that he was going to
proceed at once' to take. the .land he had sold Prannon away from
him. :Dr. Sessions~ told Col. Young- who is President of the.
bank iln Plant City,; and Professor' Lowe, a merchant of Plant
City,. on a'. Sunday before Prannon' s death '( oni iondayr ), that he
had haid a talk Twi~t~hr. `Wilder anid that he feared there was
going to be bad trouble between the Wilders and Brannlon and~
that before: long. I have taken 'Dr. Seasion's statement
Statement of Lillian Brann~on and Guy Prannon, da~ughlter
and son respectively- of Oscar Frannon; A short time before
Prannon was killed his daughterr and son saw Hop Wilder and he
said to them I hear that your father has said that I have
been stealing hogs. .You.teTll him that I said thar, heb isa a
liar." Hea then turned to Guy Frannon and said s Young man, you
had be9ttr stop talking after that daddy of yours. Lillian
:and Guy told their mother as soon llas they went home what Wilder
sad said t~o iGran. M'rs. Brannon told her. childern that it would
not do for them to tell their father for if they did it would
cause bad ~troule.
M'rs. Erannon st~atles the, reason she did not tell her-
husband wihat Wilder had said to the children was tcecause she
akew the bad feeling that existed be ween the Wilders anzd
Chas. Branna and George Fog o~r will wear that
they were at Sam WRilders' the day aftff Brannon was killed
and while talking to Stun about the murder, Sam told parnee
and Foster that he and his brother Hop were accused of killing
Brai;non and said We are expecting tofbe arrested, and if I
am arrested, I am ready to prove an alibi..n~ Sam also
said to~ Barnes and Foster I learn that they have been measuz-
ing some tracks out here. If my heel fits the tracks, I
. ~am ready with my alibi.
I have wr~i ten state ients from twelve or fifteen
writnesses atthe same line as the above. I: will state
in my place as an officer that I feel I will be sure to
get sufficient evidence to secure a conviction. I will
leave ~nothing' undone that I must possiBly do in this matter.
A .G. M CILW A INE. JR..
57 & 59WV~ILLI4M ST,
NE L YO PRI(
Hon. N. B. Broward,
I beg to hand you herewpith statement of your account, showing
amount due of $60.85 to cover which, Kinadly send me .your ohepok.
I also enclose your notre for $56.85 Western polioak;~870870
Yours veryr truly,
'iout adanl -';lncasilh'ir lfirdusurance do.
JacKsonville, Fla. December 18th.,1905.
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W. F. COACHMAN, President.
W. S.J EN N INGS, Vice President.
AR U H REPRRY ePrresident.
Dec. 19, 1905.
Hon :1. B. Browcard,
Tallahas see Fla
I am having Forwarded to your address fromn the
grove at Citra a bIox of tangerines, which please accept
withh the co. ~ilimrents of Mlrs. Jennings andl iyself.
Wlith bnest wvishes for yrou and your family, in wvhich~
1 rs. Jenn-ings joins, I am,
Youlrs veri ~t~rulyJ,
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Form 2. 6-05. 75M.
THE PULLMANA_ COMlPANY
Jacksoonville, b1a., 'Dec. 2,1, 1905.
Governor Napoleon B. Breward,
Mdy dear Governor:
I am sending to you by the hands of Sheriff BFrown the volume
of "Seience, and Education, by Thos. FHuxley" with my compliments.
Wishinge you and yours a merry Xmas and /a happy New Year, I am
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Governor g. B. Browaar, President,
.30ard of.D~rainage CommiPssionera, *` ,
I beg to acknowledge receipt of the list of alluvial
or sPWampP and overflowed lands which are located and situated
within the Caouty of a4K Florida, and
emibraced within the D~rainage Distriot, the boundaries of which
have been tarnished me, and beg to state that I have entered and
affixed said lisat substantially in each oft the Tax Aassessor's Thr~ee
Books and made said list a part thereof in accordance with ye~ar *`~~,
instrnotions; that I have entered the amount of the moreage tan
so levied by the Board of Drainage Comissioners in the f i8
oolu~m, 'being~ea suitable colum~nson each of mpy books or tax rolls
as anoh Tax Asseasor, and have designated such columunsby writing
at the top thereof in substantially the form 'of other designations
of coluans on such page as pages the following words and figures,
"Drainage Disrtriot Aereage Tax 05 centsl per
acre," opposite the lands so assessed as the lands appear on said
tax books or rolls as entered thereon for the assessment of State
and County 1azes for the year ASi D. 1905, in conformity with your
instructions, and further, that after entering the amrount of
moreage tax so levied by the Board of Drai~nage .romissioners opposite~
the lands so assessed for the yreaf.~190fyJ I found that other lands
set forth and described in the list so furnished me by the Board
of Drainage Commnissioners that had not been assessed and entered
on mPY books or tax rolls for State and County Tazes fior the year
1905, sad tha~t I have entercsd'a~ll of the lands remain-in~ onsaid''~
list so funmished me that had not heretofore been entered on said
taxE booke thereon as instructed by your honorable Board, and have
set opposite said lands as entered the amount of Drainage Distriot
soreage tax so levied and fixed by the Board of Drainage C~ramission-
ers on said lands opposite said lands as instructed,..
I am also in receipt of three printed copies at instrue-
tions s~ooompanying the lists of alluvial or awamlp and overflowed
lands furnished me by the Board of Drainage Commnissionrers, one of
~which has been substantially pasted or affixed to each of said
lists so furnished.
tax Assessor in and for
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To -Be Entitled
AN? ACT to provide for the appointment of a Fish Commilssion-
er for the State of Florida, to define his duties and powers and. to
provide a system-of license taxes for the several branches of the
Fisheries iridustry of this State, the levying; and collection of the
same, gnd to prescribe a penalty for its vio~hla~on.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1.That the Governot shall appoint a suitable per-
son wGho shall be known as the State Fish Comm~issioner and whose term
of office shall be four years,- the appointments shall be confirmed
by the Senate.
Section 2.Said Colmmissioner may appoint one or more deputies
at any place or point within this State which he may deem necessary;
such deputies shall be known as Deputy Pish Commrissioners, and they
shall hold their offices respectively during the pleasure of the Fish
Commissioner waho may sum ~rily remove anyjbne or all of them wheneverr
in his judgment he shall deem such a change for any oau~seadvisable, gfued~c
Section 3.It shall be the duty of the Fish Commissioner to
give his entire time to the fishing interests of this State, and by
and with the help of his deputies, see that all laws for the propaga-
tion, protection and preservation of the food fishes, oysters and
other shell fish, andI sponges in the public waters of the Sta,7te of
Florida, are chforced; and to select suitable sites, locations, lakes
or streams, sad other bodies of salt or fresh water for depositing
in and supplying such waters with such ova, spawnm or young fish as
may be obtained from the United States Fish Commission or other
sources, or for the establishment of such fish hatcheries as may be
provideR by law.
Section 4.The Fish Commi~ssioner shall receive an annual salary
"1 -7 1
of twelve hundred dollars, to be paid in monthly instalments upon
his owjn reqluisition, and wynhich shall be paid out of the funds arising
from licenses provided for in this act; and he shall be *allowed
his actual traveling expenses not to exceed five hundred dollars per
avnirnu, Provided,that no traveling expenses be allowed unless vouchers
show that such expenses were actually paid. There shall also be
allowed the sum of three hundred dollars each year, or so much there-
of as shall be necessary, to be used by the State Fish Comm~issioner
in payment for transportation on such ove, spawrn or young fish, as
the Commissioner may procure ~fro~m the United states Fish commission or
other sorse,;7s. All expenses authorized and incurred under: the pro-
v jfions of this section shall also be paid out of the funds arising
from licenses provided for-in this act; and shall be audited by the
Comptroller upon bills being presented properly certified to by the
Fiah Coma~..issioner, and the Comptroller shall from time to time draw
his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the amounts. Each deputy
shall receive as his com~pensation one half of all fines recovered upon
prosecutions procured by him for violation of the fishery laws of"
this State, and shall receive n ~other coinsen;sation. The costs of
prosecution in the courts in cases of violations of the fishery
laws, shall be the same as for misdemeanors and shall be in addition
to the fines prescribed therein, and the reamiining half of the fine
so collected after saying the deputies shall go into the general
revenue fund of the State.
Section 5.The Fish Cormmissioner shall have aur;thority to ap-
ply to the Attorney-General for his official opinion upon anyr question
relating to the construction and interpreting of the laws, and the
duties of the Fish Commilssioner under the fishery laws, whenever he
shall need legal advice; and the Attorney-General shall furnish such
legal assistance a~s he usy~: deem useful or necessary in the condusDt of
any suit bro-ught by the Fish Comm~:issioner in pursuance of the 3pro-
visions of the laws for the protection of fish, oysters and other
shall fish, and sponges in the public waters of this State. The
Fish Commissioner shall mdke a com;93lete report in detail of his office
to the Governor every two years.
Section 6.Any person or persons, firm or company, before en-
gaging in the business of catching fish,- oysters or other shell fish,
or sponges in the waters of this State, for sale, themselves or by
their agents, shall first obtain a license therefore, and the annual
license fees shall be as follows:
Por each dr~ag or other seine not exceeding two hundred and
fifty feet in length, ----------------------------------------- 2.50
For each drag or other seine more than two hundred and fi~ty
feet in length, and not exceeding four hundred feet in length,--#5Q00
For each drag or other seine fPour hundred feet in length and
not exceeding eight hundred feet in length, ----------------#10. co
For each drag or other seine eight hundred feet in length
~andt not exceeding twelve hundred feet in length,------------ $15.oo0
For each drag or other seine twelve hundred feet in length
and not exceeding sixt een hundnred fe et in length, --------------2 so. 00
For each drag or other seine sixteen hundred feet in length
and not exceeding twenty-two hundred feet in length,----------- 25.00
For each drag or other seine twenty-two hundred feet and
over ,---------------------- ------------------------------------- 30 .00
For each first-class pound, trap or weir net,------- "20.00
For eachh second-c~alss pound, trap, or rneir? net,------- 10.00
For each purs e s eine ,----------------------------------- ~50. 00
For each gill net or drift net, not exceeding one hundred
yards in length,---------------------------------------- 1.00
For each gill or drift net one hundred yards in length and
no t ex~ceed~ing two hundred yards in length, ---------------------$ 320 0
For each gill or drift net two hundred yards in length and
no t exce eding there e hundred yards in length, -----------------# L 0oo
For ea~ch gill or drift net three hundred yards in length
and not exceeding four hundred yards in length,---------------- 4.00
For each gill or drift net four hundred yarcis in length'
and not exceeding five hundiret yards in length, ----------------~ 5.00
F or each s et ne t ,------------------------------------ 3.00
For each T~ramm~el net, -----------------------------03.50
For e ach Fyke net, -------------------- ------------ 2 5 0
For each stop net,-----------------~---------------#5.0
For each dip net ,----------------------------------- 1. 50
For each cast net over six feet and under seven feet
in length, 1.00o
For each additional foot for cast nets over seven
feet in length, 1.00o
For each turtle net. 5.00o
All cast nets under six feet in length shall not b~e
subject to license.
For each open sail or row boat twenty feet long and
For each decked or three oruarte-r decked sail bot not ex-
ceeding five tons U. S. Measujrement,- ~5,00
For each boat of five tons and not exceeding ten tens
U., S. measuremaent,-- $8.00
For each boat of ten tons and not exceeding fifteen tons
U. S. meuaurement,--- ~15.00
For eachboat of fifteen tons and not exceedingtwentyJ-
five tons UJ. S. measurement,--- $20.00
For each boat of twenty-five tons and not exceeding forty
tons U. S. measurement,--- ~35.00
For each boat or vessel of forty tons or upwards, U. S.
For each pair of oyster tongs, andc each rake, hoe grab
and. sponge hook and water glass,-- t1.00
And for launches operated by steam, gasoline, electricity
or other motor power,, the license shall be as follows:
For each launch not exceeding three horse power $10.00
For each launch three horse powrier and not exceed~in;53 seven
horse power, $15,00
For each launch of seven horse power and not exceeding ten
horse power,-- 30o,00
For each launch of ten horse power and not exceeding twenty
horse power,,--- ~30.00
For all launches over twenty horse power,---- $40.00
The owners, lesees, managers or operators of all launches, boats
or vessl} is comb~ining both, sail and motor poweer, shall bdenm applying
for license state to what class of vessel or boat they will operate
under, and the license shall be issued accordin~ogl in proportion to
tonnage or horse power as elsewhere provided in this section. This
provision shall apply only to legees, boats or vesselsa of. forty
tons each, or twentyi horse power each and over respectively. a~ ~
Section ?.All licenses provided for. in this act shall be-""".
come clue and paya'ole on the i'irst dtay of october in each year, b-
ginning with October, 1, 1905, to the Tax Collector of each county Q, ~
in the same manner as other license taxes are paid; And the Tax L,. IjA
Collector shall make returns of the, said licenses to the CompltrolleT ro c.-ri
who shall place the sumsx so derived to the credit of the general
Section 8.Any person or persons, firm or compax~ny, whlo
shat~ll engage in catching fish, oysters, other shell fish or sponges,
in the public waters of this Stat~f~or sale, without first having
obtained a license so to do as provided for in this act, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, sad shall upon conviction thereof for each
and. every offense, be subject to a ftine of not less than ten dollars
and not miore than two hundred and fifty dollars, and the seizure of
such boats, nets, seines, or other appliances as may compose the
business outfit, which shall be held by the court until such fine has
been paid and the proper license obtained; and all persons so engaged
in fishing as provided for in this act shall at any time upon demand
of the Fish co0mmisatoner or his deputy or any one of thetu, promptly
exhibit his license, a
/0.. Section~,PT.No~thing in this act sh all be so construed as to
prevent any person or persons from catching all the fish and? oysters
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with any aBPpliance or in any manner desired f'or family food and sus-
tenance, or from catching fish for pusgoses of bait.
Section _1,.This act shall. be in force from and after its
passage and approval by the Governor.
.9~ ~ Section 1 .Alhl laws and parts of law~s in conflict waith the
provisions of this af~t be and the same are hereby repealed.
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Add a new Section to be numbered "9" as'follows:
Section 9.- The Commissioner may, unless otherwise prohiteted by law,
lease at public outgry or otherwise, to any suitable person, any piece of
land within the State, covered by four feet of tide water at mean low tide
as delineated upon the charts and plats in the office of the Commissioner,
to be used as a private and several oyster fishery for the planting and cul-
tivarting of oysters thereon up~on such terms and conditions as he may deem
prop~er, but not for a longer term than ten years or for a shorter term than
five years, nor for a rent of less than ten dollars per-annum for every acre
of land to be leased, where the water is of a depth of twelve feet and less
at mean low water as shown on the charts, and for other grounds shall fix
an equitable rental. The charts and pleats on file in the office of the Come
mrissioner shall be accurately made by a competent Engineer or Surveyor,and
at the expense of the State and without charge to any lessee, the charts and
plats to clearly designate each lot or tract with the depth of water on each
and they shall each bear a number by which the lot or tract shall be known
and described; the setting up of the bounds of each lot shall be by stakes
or bouiys and shall be done by the lessee under the direction of the Commuos-
sioner. Each lessee shall designate h~is lot or tract by its proper number
placed within the bounds as designated by the stakes or bouys. All ground
rentals for leases, after the purchase of the lease, shall be due and pay-
able on the First of October of each year at the: office of the Tax Collect-
or for the county adjacent to the land leq~sed; failure to pay the amount d
due on the land within thirty days after the same shall become due, shall
forfeit, the lease and the Commissioner shall upon notification of such faill
ure to pay, by the Tax Collector, cancel the lease and place the land on
the list of un-leased lands.
Tihe Commissioner shall make and publish rules governing the cultivation
of oysters and other shell fish and the~t taking of the same and these rules
shall govern and te~ntrol until alltered or amended but such alterations or
amendments shall not be pf force until the expsirqtion of sixty days after
the adoption and publication of the amended rules.
at the end of ~Section 2/- after theu words- "any cause advisable.2 9the
folowng: Te ishComis'ine and Deputy Fish Commissioners shall be
vested with full police powers and shall have authority to make arrest .,:
without warrant and to hold for prosecution for twenty-four hours, any per-
sons or persons violating the laws of tlh~s State relative to taking or in-
juring any fish, shell-fish, oveters or any other product of the waters of
the State. They shall also have power to seize and hold any boats, used in
violation of law together with all implements, tools, tackle, apparel, fur-
niture and equipment belonging to said boats and persons.