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Expenditures.
Books, periodicals, library supplies, etc... $6,457 07
Balance

3,153 26

$3,894 60 4,326 71

Total

$9,610 33

$8,221 31

The institution is supported mainly by the tax of one-twentieth of one mill levied and collected under the act of 1895. This yielded in the year ending October 31, 1899, $65,546.26, and the year ending October 31, 1900, $66,000. A library fee of two dollars per term is paid by each student. This yields about $5,000 per year, and is devoted exclusively to the purchase of books and periodicals for the library, binding, etc.

The proceeds of the tax are paid semiannually to the treasurer, Hon. W. R. McKeen, who credits the Indiana State Normal School with the money thus received on the general or maintenance fund. The library fees are deposited with the treasurer, and constitute the library fund. Two passbooks are kept, showing the account with the treasurer on each of these funds. All money is paid out on orders upon the treasurer, signed by the secretary of the Board of Trustees, itemized bills in duplicate having been presented to and approved by the trustees at a regular monthly meeting. When the orders on the treasurer are delivered, the itemized bills are receipted and the original voucher sent to the Auditor of State; the duplicate is retained by the institution. They are properly marked and numbered and then filed in the fireproof vault for preservation. The treasurer retains the orders or warrants on which he paid out the funds of the institution. The school has in its possession stubs which correspond to the orders drawn, and vouchers for all funds paid out.

From the stubs the ledger accounts are made

up, the items being classified as shown in the secretary's published reports.

The law does not require it, but by rule of the trustees both the treasurer and the secretary are required to give bond, the former in the sum of $40,000, the latter in the sum of $10,000.

SYSTEM OF HEATING AND VENTILATING.

The buildings of the State Normal School are heated and ventilated by the warm blast system supplemented by direct radiation.

Ten thousand feet of steam heated pipes are enclosed by brick walls. The air from the outside is taken in at a point fifteen feet above the surface, and by means of a large fan driven by a twelve horse-power engine, is blown over three hot coils and through a large duct into the buildings. From this large duet smaller ducts branch at proper points and carry the warm fresh air through the various rooms. In order to have the rooms sufficiently heated without taking in the air at too high a temperature, this system is reinforced by direct radiation in every room.

Three tubular boilers with an aggregate capacity of one hundred and twenty-five horse-power supply the steam and power for this work. In ordinary weather two of these are sufficient.

In this connection the committee wishes to call the attention of the Legislature to the low cost of heating and ventilating the two very large buildings of this institution. The combined capacity of these two buildings is over 1,300,000 cubic feet. Notwithstanding the increased cost of coal, the cost of heating and ventilating for the year ending October 31, 1898, was $835.92; for the year ending •October 31, 1900, $725.80. This institution practically did away with the smoke nuisance. Although this institution consumes annually about 800 tons of slack coal, one will hardly see at any time more smoke issuing from the large stack than is produced by an ordinary soft coal grate in a residence. This economy and this cleanliness are due to the use of Roney patent automatic stokers, which secure almost perfect combustion of the cheap slack coal used.

The Board of Trustees presented to the committee their needs for this institution in writing as follows:

The new building, which contains the library, the laboratories, the gymnasia, and the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. rooms with an equipment which has cost in the neighborhood of $75,000, stands near our east property liné. Adjoining this is a lot about forty feet wide containing a two-story frame house which is only ten feet from our building. This wooden building obstructs the light and is a constant menace to our property, with its valuable equipment. If this house should at any time take fire it would greatly endanger the splendid property which the State has built up since the loss of this building by fire twelve years ago. This lot with its wooden dwelling could be bought by the State for $5,000, and we believe that to buy it would be in excellent investment for the State to make. It might fall into other hands at any time and be held at a much higher price than $5,000.

The desirability of appropriating money enough to enlarge the boiler house and to put in an electric lighting plant was presented to the General Assembly of two years ago. The trustees make no formal request for an appropriation for this purpose, nor for purchasing the property adjoining our library building. They feel that they have performed the duty under the law when they have stated the condition of the institution under their charge. They leave the matter entirely in the hands of the Legislature.

We are glad to report that the school is in every way in the most satisfactory condition. The property is in good repair, the attendance is large and enthusiastic, the faculty are capable, earnest and devoted to their work, the utmost harmony prevails, and we believe it can safely be asserted that never before has the Indiana State Normal School been so fully accomplishing its true mission-“the preparation of teachers for teaching in the public schools of Indiana.”

The estimated cost to enlarge the boiler house and to put in an electric lighting plant is $8,500.

RECOMMENDATIONS.

The committee recommends that no appropriation be made for the purchase of the lot on which is located a two-story frame building referred to by the Board of Trustees in stating the needs of the institution to the committee.

The committee believes that it would be a great saving to the State to enlarge the boiler house and to put in an electric lighting plant, as about $ 100 per year can be saved to the State and at the same time secure additional light that this institution needs, but does not now have, without additional cost.

The committee therefore recommends a specific appropriation for boiler-house and electric light plant of $8,500, or so much thereof as may be needed.

INSTITUTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE DEAF.

R. O. Johnson, SUPERINTENDENT.

This institution is located within the city of Indianapolis.

POPULATION.

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Number enrolled October 31, 1899.......
Received during the year ending October 31, 1900.
Discharged, died or withdrawn, same period..
Enrolled October 31, 1900...
Average daily number present, same period.

336
48
68
316
321.72

PROPERTY.

The value of the property of this institution is estimated by the Superintendent as follows: Grounds, 102 acres.

$270,840 00 Buildings and equipment..

333,060 82

Total ..

... $603,900 82

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

Receipts.
Appropriations for years ending October 31, 1899, and 1900-
General-

1899.
Maintenance

$58,000 00 Repairs

3,000 00 Industries

3,000 00

1900. $62,814 48

4,000 00 3,000 00

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This institution asks the following appropriations for the coming two years: Maintenance

$65,000 00 $195 additional per capita for each pupil cared for in excess

of 309. Repairs

4,000 00 Industries

4,500 00 Specific funds to be used during period ending October 31, 1902:

Repairs of roofs, slate, 175 squares, at $8....... $1,400 00
Tin ridge, 600 feet, at 20c....

120 00 Tin gutter, 700 feet, at 40c.

280 00 Or

$1,800 00 Tin, 175 squares, at $8..

$1,400 00 Tin gutter, 700 feet, at 40c.

280 00 Or

1,680 00 Copper, 175 squares, at $30...

$5,250 00 Copper gutter, 700 feet, at 80c.

560 00

5,810 00 New boiler house roof, corrugated iron...

250 00 Painting buildings and repair of stucco.

3,500 00 Brick walk, 8,892 square feet (40,014 brick, at $10).

400 14 Cement walk, 3,200 square feet, at $13...

416 00 Cellar openings repaired and rebuilt...

183 86 Cement floor, schoolhouse, 9,600 square feet, at $13.... 1,248 00 Pave north drive, 177x18, 3,186 square feet.

400 00

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