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Pilot boats to

be registered in office of Pilot

within sixty

days.

ing the past five years, foreign owned sailing vessels of five hundred tons burden and upwards, at an average rate of not less than two hundred and fifty vessels per year, according to the records of the United States Custom-houses at such ports respectively, shall and are hereby required to pursue their said business of piloting for such ports on vessels of not less than twenty tons burden, and are hereby prohibited from carrying on their said business on vessels of any less burden than twenty tons.

SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of the masters of all vessels of twenty tons burden and upwards now engaged in the business of piloting for those ports within this State, that are Commissioners within the provisions of the first section of this act, to cause, before the expiration of sixty days from the adjournment of this session of the Legislature, their said vessels to be registered in the office of the Board of Pilot Commissioners of the ports on the bars of which such vessels are engaged in the business of piloting, and it shall be the duty of the Pilot Commissioners to provide a book for the purpose of such registration, and to cause the same to be kept in their office open to the inspection of the public. All vessels of twenty tons burden and upwards not now engaged in such business of piloting, but which shall hereafter be so engaged, after the expiration of sixty days from the adjournment of this session of the To be registered Legislature, shall be registered in the manner herein required before they shall engage in such business, and their masters. shall perform the same duty and shall be liable to the same penalties as are herein prescribed for the masters of such vessels that are now engaged in piloting for the ports covered by the provisions of sec. one of this act. Each registration shall What registra set forth the name and tonnage of the pilot-boat so registered, and for each registration the Pilot Commissioners making the same shall be entitled to demand and receive a fee of ten dollars. Whenever a vessel so registered ceases to be employed in the business of piloting for the port in which she has been When vessel to registered as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of her master to Registry. notify the Pilot Commissioners of such port of the same within ten days thereafter, for her name to be erased from the registry; and should any such master fail to so notify said Pilot Commissioners as aforesaid, he shall be deemed guilty of Penalty for vio- a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one month.

tion to contain.

Fee.

be erased from

lation.

Penalty if Pi

SEC. 3. That any pilot engaged in the business of piloting for any port within this State that is covered by the provilots fail to com- sions of the first section of this act, who shall, after the expiply with this law. ration of sixty days from the adjournment of this session of

the Legislature, carry on his said business for said port on any boat or craft other than a vessel of twenty tons burden and upwards, that has been duly registered in accordance with the requirements of section two (2) of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished for each offence by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding five months; and any master of any vessel required to regisister under the provisions of this act, who shall fail to cause his said vessel to be registered as herein required, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined for each offence in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one month.

SEC. 4. That this act shall take effect from the adjournment of this session of the Legislature.

Became a law without the approval of the Governor.

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When to take effect.

CHAPTER 3754-[No. 74.]

AN ACT to Amend Section Five (5) of Chapter 3293 Laws of Florida: "An Act to Encourage the Planting of Oysters in the Waters of this State and to Protect Rights of the Owners thereof."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

SECTION 5. That hereafter section 5, of Chapter 3293, shall read as follows:

ers of land

Section 1. The provisions of this act shall give no exclusive right or privilege to any person or persons to plant oysters upon Consent of ownthe submerged lands of another without consent of the owner fronting on wa thereof; but all persons shall have the right to plant oysters in t rs required. the bays and harbors of this State, but the riparian owner shall not be disturbed thereby in the use of the land a reasonable Rights of rij adistance out from medium tide for the purpose of erecting rian owners. wharfs, warehouses or other permanent improvements thereon, and any owner or lessee, of any artificial oyster bed shall have the right to sell, lease dispose of or transfer his or her Interest in oysinterest therein, which sale, lease or transfer may be recorded in the same manner as any other transfer or conveyance of property, and all rights and interests therein shall descend according to the rules of descent as now prescribed by law.

Approved June 7, 1887.

ter bed transferrable.

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placing rail or switch, how punished.

CHAPTER 3755-[No. 75.]

AN ACT Prescribing the Penalty for Injury to Railway Tracks and
Placing Obstructions thereon.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

SECTION 1. That any person who shall wilfully move or misMoving or mis- place or in any manner interfere with any railway switch or shall remove any rail from any railway track or in any other manner injure any railway track, or shall place any obstruction on any railway track shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison not less than five nor more than twenty years.

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SEC. 2. That if any engine, car or locomotive shall be derailed or thrown from the track by any of the means mentioned in the first section of this act and death to any person shall result thereby, upon conviction of the person of any of the acts causing said derailment or throwing from the track, such person shall be deemed guilty of murder in the first degree and punished accordingly.

Approved May 12, 1887.

Purchase of seed cotton at night forbidden

CHAPTER 3756-[No. 76.]

AN ACT to Regulate the Sale of Seed Cotton in this State.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

SECTION 1. That after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person in this State to purchase, or receive with intent to purchase, any seed cotton between the hours of sunset and sunrise.

SEC. 2. That any person violating the provisions of this act Penalty for vio- shåll be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars.

lation of this

law.

Repeal.

SEC. 3. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved May 28, 1887.

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CHAPTER 3757-[No. 77.]

AN ACT to Prevent and Punish Interference with the Stevedore Business by Persons not Engaged therein.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

SECTION 1. That no action shall be maintained in this State

to enforce or secure any right given by a ship charter in which Master or owncharter is a provision giving the charterer, consignee or ship- to select Steveer of ships right per the right in any way to interfere with the selection, by the dore. master or owner, of a stevedore to load or unload his vessel. Charter void. Every such charter shall be void in this State.

act.

SEC. 2. That it shall not be lawful for any person to accept, directly or indirectly, any compensation for awarding, or Penalty for viocausing to be awarded, to any person, the loading or unloading lation of this of any vessel. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding one year.

SEC. 3. That it shall not be lawful for any person to control,

loading or un

forbidden.

or attempt to control, the owner or master of any vessel in Interference awarding the loading or unloading of his vessel, except by with awarding solicitation in his own behalf as a contracting stevedore, regu- loading ships larly engaged in the business of stevedoring. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a Penalty. fine not exceeding one thousand ($1,000) dollars or imprisonment not exceeding one year.

Approved May 31, 1887.

CHAPTER 3758-[No. 78.]

AN ACT to amend Section 4 of Chapter 161 of the Laws of Florida.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

medicine, &

cate.

SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act section 4 of chapter 161 of the Laws of Florida, approved March Persons forbid 7th, 1881, be amended to read, viz: Any person that shall de to practice commence the practice of medicine, surgery or obstetrics in without certiathis State without having first obtained such certificate, and recorded the same as provided for in section 1 of this chapter, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, nor less than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned in the Penalty. county jail not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and

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Exceptions.

imprisonment, at the discretion of the court; Provided, That the provisions of this chapter shall not be construed as applying to surgeons or physicians temporarily in this State when sent for to perform surgical operations or for consultation, or to women commonly known and designated as midwives; Provided, further, That this chapter shall not apply to physi cians now practicing in this State, nor to surgeons and physicians holding certificates of examinations by medical boards in any other States.

Approved June 2, 1887.

Catching fresh

water fish for

shipment forbidden.

urag nets and seins forbidden during certain months.

CHAPTER 3759-[No. 79.]

AN ACT to Protect Fresh Water Fisheries of the State of Florida. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to catch fish from any of the fresh water lakes or streams in the State of Florida for the purpose of barter, sale or shipment beyond the limits of this State.

SEC. 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons Using of traps, to put, place or maintain any permanent trap or snare, or any other device that is permanent, for the purpose of catching fish in any of the lakes or streams in this State, or to use any seine or drag net for the purpose of catching fish in such lakes or streams during the months of February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September of each year.

SEC. 3. That any person or persons violating the provisions Penalty for vio- of the foregoing sections shall be held and deemed guilty of a

larion of this

act.

Boats, seines, &c., may be seized.

Fines to go to
School fund.

Exceptions.

misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction, be punished by a fine of not exceed ing one hundred dollars nor less than twenty-five dollars and legal costs, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than forty days nor less than ten days, for each offence so committed.

SEC. 4. That it shall be lawful for any officer authorized to arrest for violations of this act to seize any boats, seines or any other apparatus used by such offender or offenders in the use of unlawfully catching fish, as herein before provided.

SEC. 5. That all fines collected under the provisions of this act shall be added to the public school fund of the county in which the same shall have been collected.

SEC. 6. That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prohibit any person from catching fish from waters owned wholly by himself or herself in any manner thought proper,

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