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I TALLAHASSEE 1 VTIRDAY Ttnn T l l h AP1IL 90 1WT ftaw
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Representative Carters House Bill No Si MaD an Act to t tprovide t0provide toprovide
provide for an Assistant Attorney Attorae General and ad to fix the thesalaries tHIIl1arieI thesalaries
salaries of the t e Attorney General Gen and such usI assistant ltItantin ltItantintroduced atanttntroduced In Introduced ¬
troduced Friday April 5 occupied the limelight at ywterdays yester yesterdays JteIdaTI ¬
days session of the House and was dissected by discus discussion ditleultOD discussion ¬
sion and depleted of its first section entirely entirelyThis entirelyThill entirelyThus
This waGs w a accomplished by a vote of 30 yeasand J8U 1U1d 12 11thia nays naysthis naysthin
this amendment to the bill being beta offered bY Representa Representative ¬
tive Mathews of Marion J 1riOD Mr Carter of Alachua father fatherof
of the bill when he recovered from his hi surprise over Mr MrMathews KrMathewl MrMathews
Mathews stand said to make such an amendment would wouldtake wouldtake wouldtake
take the meat out of the bill and was replied to later lateron
on by Mr Mathews who said that to let it stand as in introduced introduced introduced ¬
troduced would be to take the milk out of the cocoanut cocoanutBy cocoanutBy
By the vote the e House preferred the milk in the cocoa cocoanu cocoaDut cocoathe
nu Dut to the meat in the billPreceding bill billPreceding billPreeeclinl
° Preceding the consideration of this bill House Bill BillNo BillNo BillNq
No 46 was placed on its it second reading readi the committee committeeon
+ a on Finance and Taxation having sent in a favorable report reportthereon reportthereon reportf
thereon the bill a 111 111Aorlliac u uhorisiag uborizing
f S
F horisiag the Railroadi Railroad BailroadCommissioners I ICommIiODCl
i Commissioners to em employ emplOl employ ¬
ploy special counsel counselUhe C ouunuelyhe UDlel UDlelhe
Uhe he matter was al iY
lowed to go over for forspecial forIp8Cia1 forspecial
special order on ac account account account ¬
count of the absence absences ab ence enceof
s of parties interested interestedMr
Mr Carter whose bill billit
j S S it Is objected to Mr MrWilsons MrVilloD MrS
Wi Wilsons aona Bill No Nobelug 206 206bebg 206I
I bebg beha considered at atthe atj atthe
j f the same time timeMr timeI
a I Mr Mathews said saidBill laidI saidBill
f I 1 Bill No 46 was of the thegreatest theIreatt thegreatest
greatest importance importanceturn
turn benefit s > to the peo peui people people ¬
p i ple and not to let it itgo itU itgu
go U over but to put it itutrougli itUlruug ittieruugh
utrougli at the t e see seet eS eSY
Y t e Railroad rod rodIf
If 4
r + ttwi ansthe an a attom M l wfr 1 to Representative KepretentaiiT Reprc8C1l tativc l et tf igrcw igrcwr
r J pa i T tiw wYicS n be lepl Sirs Sirstheir mat matto introduced a good > ignWI > jury >
U teiw l wInch whichtheir came to totheir
their attention and consideration in view of the fact fact1the faett factthe
t the Attorney General was unable to attend to this work workAs workAI workAs
As Mr Mathews grew warm and eloquent and seemed seemedto eelMdto
to be in for a long talk ta1 talkthe the attention of the President of ofthe ofi ofthe
i the Senate was called to Mr Mathews being out 9f order orderand orderf
f a t and the President said that the question was to post postpone ltltii ¬
r > ii y tJ = pone action until Wednesday next Mr Mathews ob objected obUr obelled ¬
Ur i jected elled is the bills are getting too thick on the Journal JournalBy
ii By a standing vote of of 18 to 30 the motion to postpone postponewas
tI f ° < was defeated and the bill was w ordered sent to the Engross Engrossing EqroMderatlo ¬
ing Committee CommitteeWhen CommitteeWhen
When the consideration oonaideratioi deratlo of House Bill No 54 came up upimmediately upInmedlately p pJ
immediately J I tely after thia action Mr C 8 Wilson Wi of Her Hernando Herdo Heranando
nando do again in asked ed the consideration of Bill Ho JIG108 906 in inconnection SaCOIIDeCtiOD Inconnection
connection with Bill No 54 as it related to the samesubject same samesubject
subject ject but his motion was again D lost lostMr 10lltIx lostMr
1 Mr Mathews came ont Boldly dly to strike out Section 1 1from 1Nr 1from
Ix Nr from Bill No 54 and said that he did this because the thesection theI theaction
i section kept the Internal Improvement tt Trustee or the theBailroad thek11road theRailroad
I Railroad Commissioners 001DDl or anjr s board from fromeowaael employing employingcounsel emp empcounsel
counsel other than thantlae the Attorney General Mr Reese Be Bescmbi ReeseEaeambia of ofBscambia
Bscambia said id that he had been informed that at a meet meetjag meetJAr meetJng
jag of the Railroad Commissioners and Cabinet OaWMtapeement officers officersan
an agreement had been reached nae ed at which wh1 i the t e Attorney AttorneyGeneral AttorMJ0eDenJ AttorneyS
S 5 General had agreed to withdraw any D1 opposition oppositionMr
j Mr Watson said that lie 1 e understood that the Attorney AttorneyGeneral AttaDIIuthDen AttouInsGcaerel
General < claimed he could do all the work if he had in inassistant satant inusdntaat
assistant tant He did not know if the Attorney General had hadany hadany hadcards
cards any such rlOpoIIitloD proposition but he wanted every fIIf1 depart departt departsslent
S sslent t to have all aJ the assistance 1ataDce necessary necessaryMr
Mr Wilson UIOa of Heroando said Id the House could not ao createthe create createthe Nat Nattile
the eec of Assistant Attorney General but it could give ginthe givethe tI tI1M
the Attorney Att naey General an appropriation appropriationAt
At this point aft Mathews KatJa said that he would not with 1ria4nY withdraw withdraw
draw his amendment to strike out the section sectionMr aeetI ewXr a a1Ir
Mr Carter aid he was opposed to board gotftf ont to tor to08
r x a employ y counsel on the ground FOu d that all boards bou6Ieo ahaw have haveV
V > their counsel eo through t the onVe of the Attorney Attoenepsad ttoIDtrud General GeneralPfV
PfV tad that it waslMst n t to control all the legal bnamess bronrrtile of ofthe
the State through one channel He a said he had heard it itrumored ItJlllMred Iti
i = rumored that some kind of ollD8e meeting Dl had been held 14 and that thatagreement tJaatZDt thatt
agreement t between bet between parties interested had been reached to tothe 10Uafaction tosatisfaction
the ZDt satisfaction of all 1 concerned concernedMr eoJUB D8d D8dMr
Mr Mathews said if the section remained it would nulli nullify Dallif7 nn11iset ¬
fy every act of the Ballroad Commissioners CommissionersMl
Ml DvPont iPont of 8t Johns J made a brief speech empha emphaisUf emplaatM empbsa1siag
isUf the importance of the Railroad Commissioners and andsaid udaid andas1d
said That as the Attorney General had many maDy4uU duties to tonum81OU8 per perform psr4form ¬
form and numerous matters tten on which to pass pallW a amen man was waswanted warvested
wanted W who could give sI ALL hit attention to that t t stanch stanchof In InfI
of fI the t1 government He felt sure if special 1 counsel under underthe tssadsethe v vtile
the CJ Commissioner did not prove proItIafaeto proItIafaetoco satisfactory such oounsel oounselcouid eooaaetoosid
couid co I he removed oed and he said 14 in conclusion that t ho lieU s be believed bsIsved ¬
lieved U td the Commissioners were w in I need of special etwutjh etwutjhthat eonisalijthat e
that such should be provided and if he did not DeteMIt serve r sla tt tthe at athi l
he could he turned tv out readily Mr DnPoat DaPoatta wee vufjr vufjrIntense Nqlasses
Intense ta in I his t speech and he was accorded applause it at atits atIta atits
its lash I
lashatatlw atatlw Smith of Late was also heart He
TSM TSMOranet DiUII 1 HOOK flL4tiding BILl BILlf
Fj FjReNatq
ReNatq Beftt t ft Oranet ana Mi MiSenator tiding for a 0OO 0OOfeature CleMeGftlre 4 i iea8ure
feature featureite eGftlre eGftlreSeDator ea8ureSenator
Senator Cranes CranesCommission b ite tf a State Bee lsbaesl lsbaeslCommission ltlal ltlalCommluioD Book Bookuse
Commission and to toof use in the pwnik lm lmof WIe WIeof achoesi achoesiform et eel I
of the t e State of Florida i iand form orm Series Sert of rut > Book BookTH Bookaad Booksand
and to define the duties duU worM < TH of said commission comml io
la the really strong stronglegislature st t ili this is character before the thei theLegislature
legislature and if juc tg i lit illness ness alone should have havetor haveor
110 difficulty in beii beiibills being tor or r of the trio of text book bookeffeot bookGlf bookbills
bills now being cThat c cThat <
That 1 is if its fltne fltneworthy ui offset Glf et by prejudice and unworthy un unanother unanother
worthy influence in inTwo another measureTwo measure measurelustrating meuure1l8tratinl
Two sections of tl t tHtrength lustrating its honesty and andl andlerfo andstrengths
strengths und 11 its g caj cajof ca > l lerfo > erform the work required requiredw
of giving a good ant antiu an satin tio w system of text books booksduty bookaI bookaduty
iu this State are arefciectiou areSection I
Section 3 It shattj shattjappoint duty of the Governor to tora toaot toappoint
appoint a Mubc Mubcthan ra riot < > t less than five nor more moreBin morethan
than nine to be eel eelCity Bin m among the teachers ofCity of ofitn oft
City or County tiuperi Huj ants itn t actually engaged in the theitrict theDOt thestrict
DOt DOttrict
strict to t whom whomfState all books sent t to the thespecimen thestate thestatte
state Text Book Bookpies specimen copies or sain amp IIJDple
pies p + les upon which = bids bidsduty ti tIMed J and it shall be the theduty theduty
duty of said sub uboommtwi uboommtwiamine < 111 executive utlve session to ex exjnerits examine oxamine
amine and report open openspective t nits ta of the books irreapective irre lrreapectlve irreinto
spective of the price ta tasubjectmatter t into consideration the theaubjectmatter thesubjectmatter
subjectmatter of the hooii hooiiand I GL 1 printing their material materialand materialand
and their mechanical qii j jability and their general suit suiti IUitabl1ltJ suitability
ability and durability deai durabilityare i urposes e for which they theyf theythe tM tMare theyare
are desired and intenM intenMSec iD iDBee InSec f
Sec 4 That it nhafj nhafjcommissou t the duty of said sub subm lubcOllmtiuon subcosamissun
commissou to report to t tl tlsaid Ion m at such times tiweKid as asig assaid
said commission ahatl s ai aiclass di ig I each book in itsclass Its Itsin ItaclUI
class or division and aD a i imerit in the order of theirmerit their theirdemerit theirmerit
merit pointing poin Unl out the theand tle demerit aerita of each book bookjneejiimend boOkand bookand
and indicating what whatfirst 4 jneejiimend oewmeud OIADd for adoptiont adoption adoptionehoice
first t what book ie their theirchoice r ehoice oice and their third thirdwith thirdchoice thirdchoice
choice and so on onmitted with the books submitten sub suband aubmittea
mitted mitten upon each eachmission and if said subcom subtommission subcomhooks lubcowu
mission u M1on shall consider considersubject hooks Itoo upon the samesubject same samei I81 e eaubject
subject or of the same same1even i ot Y Division ria1OD of approximately approximatelyeven
even merit all things thlngaand tl p they shall so report reportbooks reportand reportand
and if they consider co ider thai thaisuch + t books offered are of ofr ofsuch ofaueh
such a class as to make makeadoption > r and not worthy ofadoption of oft oradoptioa
adoption they shall in inbooks rt t so designate d suchbooks such suchmake achuad
books and in said 1d report j jdations make such recommen recommdatioDi recowmendations recommenwnwnission
dations and suggestions suggestionsdeem wnwnission jlon as they the shall shiJideem shallSaid alWldeem
deem advisable and pi pikept pro p to Said report shall all bekept be betaped bekept
kept secret and sealed uj ujof u tl taped vt d to the secretary secretarysnail aecretr1of
of the commission and andbv snail not be opened openeduntil oguedbl openedby
bv any 1 member of the theshall C c until the comet commission commissionto n naha11
shall U meet in executive executivebids to open and au consider the theor thebide thebids
bids or proposals of p phave or others desiring to tospoke toadopted toharse
have book adopted by D nspoke De
spoke e of the work of ofby ill illbl value done to the State Statet tatsby
by the Bailroad Comm Coiumione OoWIDoae t that t the Commission was warone wasill
one of the be moat imj imjment i impo alO alOt ill in our State stategovern stategovernnest govern governtact
nest t leg h called atteutu atteutuhave ttent i ia tact that the railroads railroadsennsel rtilrosds rtilrosdslave
have a at attheir their command commandmake tOldlBDda ennsel obtainable who whot whomate
make a special IJ1alltady study of ofthat I Iand t under cedarsad consideration considerationthese
and d that no expense it i ifurther ifuttJaer these companies to toMU tofurther
further their interest interestare MU Commissioners Commissionersw
are a nmndent t alone ouj oujso 011 011otller General who has basso hasloot
so maul m other work workthat tb tbtbat tha loot possibly w neglect and andthe andthat
that therefore he cannot cannotmatters ClDuotmat > the Bnilroad Commission Commissionh Commissionmatters
mat matters the full anent nttentiti anentfir < < eot eotMr h they require requirelor
Mr Wscwijliups WUI ti tithenMnve th5ii > lor a few e words which whichlong whichtkeaa6lver
thenMnve thenMnveto 0 0to long oag talk during which whichl whichhie
hie to many qu quof qUII < w l aaVed d him from seem seemnaid
5ii I parts partslltf aoa of the U Uif 11d l naid r id he was cot in favor favorJ
lltf d if Section ft 1 1MM 1be J ftrkhen from itbe it itMttWilUams
MM be beit had hadut Ins Insstagsst Ipit MttWilUams II aWilllaau had taken takenwhether taksaAsa
stagsst ut that t considsrable considsrableBe ble bleBe
Be said it wee M not notbat Dotrel whether a hoard shallhavo shall shallpriadpto
havo trpsrlaal rel eoosasMi bat batparts Lutia at
ia Isflee s aaeeofthenAtsu aaeeofthenAtsutie ltMAw ltMAwuJOG eel
uJOG to Id Idtile
tile laNwst err u uC1lJ d priadpto le that VS 1S 1Sprod
It waa t tossup t 1Ip in the Senate te yesterday yeaterdll1whleh which was the themost tHaeclniliryto thepest
most necessary aeclniliryto to tarry awhile and aac1pettor perform some rep Legisdative Legtolaiive repIMhe
dative work or adjourn over the weekend and d hike out for forhotne torkomeJrt fqrhsmebut
komeJrt hotne bwt the desire to rest and d patnof pain of nom Jit got gotaader JOtGder gotunder
under the t e wire first though It took two roll cull to get getthe getthe t tthe
the IBpsss llCLtThJt relicsThin IBpsssThis
This matter of adjournment would 1 be hardly har4j worth the themention thedolt theentlon
mention dolt were it not that the effort to aeeure it proved provedto pr pramto 1 1to
to be the u most active eth feature of the wort moramtf moramtfA or tiC tiCA g gA
A little coaxing and some Insistence succeeded In getttag getttagtlie gst gstthe ttfal ttfalthe
the child cJdl4labor labor bill that was being considered eoual ered at the timeof time timeof
of the adjournment to the Committee on Engrossed Engrossedinstead BtlJaV BtlJaVInstead
Instead of letting 1etU it hang over as a unfinished IDi business baai baaiM baai1Jd businessMonday tW tWMonday
Monday MondayTWt M
TWt 1Jd same bill by the way came nearly Der1lbeIq Der1lbeIqJ88d being over overwhelmed srwhelaeed ¬
whelmed J88d by ita friends tria so many of whom were desirous deidroeeamending G < rf rfamending l l4b111t
amending 4b111t It that the real champions champl of the bill billbusy were werebusy wtt wttIM7
busy to ate that It was not amended out of ofSenator ofHeDator exintsacs exintsacskleenator
Senator Henderson started the amendment ball rolling
by a pathetic plea for the agricultural interests intel rooUng wok wokwould wkktiwoulcf r rwould
would be down and out if the sturdy ltu J young 10 chaps abort xbefetbe abortthe
the age of ten were not permitted to till tthe the toil and help el
garner the harvestBleakness harvest hu rMt rMtHleokueB 4 4Uleaknesg
Bleakness und desolation would mark the tl ae + e farm
the inference to be kdrawn 1drawn bedrawn
drawn from his hismarks re reinurkR rtJUurk
marks as he asked thatthe that thatthe ttthe
the bill bi 11 be amended re reducing zednC redaring ¬
daring dnC ng the age for the theemployment tMtlII theemployment
employment tlII of child childlor la lahor itsior
hor lor from fourteen fO rteea ean 1euato yeast yeastto eanto
to ten tenThia tenThia tenThis > >
Thia brpugnt brq ugkt t a atLt jro jrotent et ettit
tent from > Senator tor mar marfin Karli Afarris
fin li introducer of the thebill thelJilI thebill
bill and guardian 1dIan of itscareer its itscareer itaareer
career He ae declartidthat declared declaredthat declaltMlthat
that fourteen years of ofage ofPc ofall
all Pc
By Byimft JMktnt ogr t St Stap
wet age limit for torwent emptay emptayment
went a child was eu
t abled to 10 ° to toChild school 1CkooIh4l schoolGMW
Senator b Harris 11 a who introduced J
and bttttr bttttrquaUAed betterqualified
thereby 11
Child < h4l Labor Bill iSSv
qualified to take up the theburriwi t1tebur theburl t
bur burriwi n of life Then too this geueratioti owed something somethiaigto IOJMt iH iHIto
Ito to the future citizenship of the State as well ae to tonaan the themanufacturers themanufacturers
manufacturers manufacturersSenator naan manufacturerssenator ufactureraSenator
Senator Harris l lrri f told old of distressing fatrellin couilltiuis COll tlWHI a ht h had hadwitnessed luulwitDelleJ hadwitnesses
witnessed amoi alll µ child clUcl1MbwerI laborers in a cottut mill at Colum Oolusaboa Columbia 001 001Ida ¬
Ida 8 C J aiui rfnU dJ such conditions co ditioaa prevailed pre ied in J a leaser leaserdegree IeIJIrdeF lesserdegree
degree deF e in cigar factories of Key West and Tampa and andurged IJIdurpd andurged
urged that the atfl limit of the bill be not reduced reel reelfourteen from fromfourteen frostfourteen
fourteen yeurs yeursSenator yrursdeuator tUra tUraJeutor
Senator Lira Indorsed the expression saying that If Iffctouutor Itu ifsenator
senator u tor HeudemwT amendment t was w adopted the tillof t e eof fflMrfejwy fflMrfejwyof
of the bill Mould lie destroyedfkma destroyed destroyedtanalor d8U01edtJUltr
tanalor fkma tJUltr tsar Uen4t HeutkftMm tMn explained that he hid h hi 1 no ditto d to tolegislate to1lIWlate tolegislate
legislate ugulust wflte children but thaIf the as aft limit limitwet ttttwWt ibaitwean
wet not lowuiid d it would interelere with the taring of ofnegrocs f fuegrocs reitrrOll
uegrocs under fourteen to work on farmsdonator farms farmsrieuator tarIlIlItor
donator lIlItor Heard He rd offered o red an amendment t providing that thatnothing tutoUain thatuUUsiug
nothing oUain in this act shall apply to agricultural orh orhhold Or housw houswhold < WfI WfIhold
hold work work and this was w afterward adupt w 41 lsetlon lsetlon1Q uoa
10 1 U of the billThis bill billThis 1J11lThia
This placated Senator Henderson and other who w bad badtobacco Iadtobacco hadtobacco
tobacco and strawberries and other products ducts of the soil soilin soLtIn u
in a state of cultivation and he withdrew wlt dnw the Muaurtmaut Muaurtmautfor
for a tenyearage tellyr limit limitSenator lbaftMeaaator limitenator
Senator McCreary however how rl wanted to have y apprentice apprenticeto sects tSeMto
to the printing prlD t1D trade excepted ezcepted whereupon Senator g BarrtdeclNd Harris Harrisdeclared orrisdeclarsd
declared that a print shop was as I obnoxious obeG oaI as other tao fotortes factories taotoriel ¬
tories and the result of the roll call sustained v vteu all con contention contentlon ¬
tention teu tlon 10 nays to 8 yeaseenator yeas yeasSenator I Itor
Senator tor Adams offered an amendment ID t to strike out outtiOD sec moortion section ¬
tion four which stated the borate Ja of ofagain I labor or ains al alapln and andagain
again Senator uator Harris protested saying that nine aIMtor hours hoursfor hosefor
for a child to labor was more than enough and eomnajftd eomnajftdthat eons eonsthat
that period with the labor of the Senate drattwo two twoIaalt er sad one onehalf oarhalf
half hours Thia brought btosg tt t explanation plautl from Semator tar tart Adams Adamsthat lit litthat
that t he bad negroes JUtIIC fn n mind when he offered the amend rinsedinit amendmeat prr prrt prrIt
meat meatIt initIt t
It growing J1O near to lunch time Senator tor BudauA B Ct CtCIJII hecaws be became ¬
came aroused aro S as to the necessity of providing 141 soaaethlaf soaaethlafto JfllI JfllIto
to eat and be became disturbed over ow the thought t of oftabl her hereatables haweatables
eatables tabl were to be delivered dell la time for torIle 1In breakfast breakfastHe lMt lMtI
He I crystallized this thought into the expression that the tillof th8provisions theprovisions
provisions of the bill should a not apply a to children cllI deliver delivering tWf tWfI dsUvarbrad ¬
ing I bread fruit meat ash r groeeriei S etc etcSenator tteoatOJ etchator
Senator oatOJ Buckioau declared dec himself t in favor fa of a child childlabor chutIUor childlabor
labor law but wanted one annUeuhle to conditions eoa4lt1 in this thistate tbfctote tb tbltate
ltate tote lie declared d dB the t hill 1aI va 6 tnronelateut lneonal t because it itapplied itapplied itapplied
applied only to the hiring kirJ ont of ehildrem U Mo > lo particular particularty particularoralitr
mnr 1Ib ty wu w involved laol n nenator IB the toMuuior Mfe
Muuior enator tor Ooae aid he had mad a psi the hill 111 aar ata ataMpjmlttee a whole in inwithout inIU insa
Mpjmlttee sa alttce IU and that he theMJftit that It t ahouW shouldas pa painnnilmtnt without withoutthis withoutIt withoutfigaepdaasnt
innnilmtnt It wn a ood MB tad aas needed 11 sd kta Ia this statebaator State Stateenator ltattor
enator tor Buckmans 1 s BreaJrh > t imsuumnjt fTtleU fall by the thenUMM tbeUMf theUnaairaaM
UMf UnaairaaM nUMM tw pnMe 4 4mnr

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