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appropriation of $4,000 annually for repairs provided the institution be not removed from its present location, or an appropriation of $2,000 provided the institution be removed. For industries the committee recommends $4,500 per annum.

The following appropriations are recommended provided the institution is to remain in its present location:

For repairs of roofs with slate.
For new boiler house roof....
Painting building and repair of stucco.
Brick walk
Cement walk
Cellar openings repaired and rebuilt.
Cement floor in schoolhouse.
For paving north drive...
Farm fencing
Steam pipe from boiler house to schoolhouse.
Return pipe for same....
Brick tunnel, 400 feet, at $4.
New sewer line, first court to Washington Street.
For enlarging electric light plant...
For 267 iron beds, at $3.75.
Two dormitory buildings.
Extension to main dining-room
Hospital building

$1,800 00

250 00 3,500 00

400 14 416 00

183 86 1,248 00

400 00 560 00 160 00

120 00 1,600 00

712 50 2,000 00 1,000 25 50,000 00 5,000 00 8,000 00

INSTITUTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE BLIND.

Geo. S. Wilson, SUPERINTENDENT.

This institution is located almost in the heart of the city of Indianapolis. Like the Institution for the Education of the Deaf, it is in a crowded condition, the building is old, out of date and sadly in need of repair. No institution for the blind should, in the judgment of the committee, be built exceeding two stories in height, while the principal building of this institution is four stories high. The Superintendent states that something should be done to abolish the smoke nuisance. Since the failure of gas has compelled the use of coal, great clouds of smoke are emitted from the smokestack, and the citizens near the school justly complain. There is a city ordinance requiring smoke consumers where similar conditions prevail, and the State should not embarrass the city in its efforts to promote cleanliness and comfort. He further states that as a matter of economy something ought to be done to give a better combustion of coal than is now secured. The committee would suggest that the board of managers of this institution investigate the system of smoke consumption and coal combustion now in use at the State Normal School, Terre Haute, Ind.

The committee believes that the best interests of the State can be subserved by moving this institution and relocating it outside the city limits of Indianapolis. The Board of Trustees, after carefully going over the situation and consulting dealers in real estate, is quoted as saying that by the sale of the institution's property in the city, after having provided for a Governor's home and a modern institution for the blind on the cottage plan, $150,000 can be saved to the State.

PROPERTY.

The value of the property as estimated by the Superintendent is as follows: Grounds, 7.7 acres.

.$378,000 00 Buildings

142,743 00 Equipment

26,683 00

Total

. $547,426 00 POPULATION.

Enrolled November 1, 1899. ...
Received during the year ending October 31, 1900.
Discharged, died or withdrawn, same period.
Daily average number present, same period.
Number enrolled October 31, 1900. ...

135 27 28 131.7 134

FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

Receipts.
Appropriations for the years ending October 31, 1899, and 1900:

1899.

1900. Maintenance

$27,000 00 $27,000 00 Repairs

1,500 00

2,500 00 Industries

1,500 00

2,250 00 Library

500 00

500 00

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1900. $3,600 00 2,952 13 1,490 00

Expenditures.
Maintenance-

Salaries of officers...
Salaries of literary teachers.
Salaries of music teachers.
Salaries of industrial teachers.
Salaries of employes.
Salaries of board of trustees.
Fuel-gas and coal....
Meat and lard...
Repairs (common)
Butter, eggs and poultry..
Furniture and house goods.
Fish and oysters..
Breadstuffs
Vinegar and syrup.
Tea, coffee and sugar.
Milk
Provisions
Stationery and printing.
Laundry supplies
Drugs and medicine.
Postage, telegrams and telephone.
Freight and transportation..
Stable and provender.
Ice.

1899.
$3,550 00
2,810 00
1,450 00

80 00 5,947 10

888 30 2,787 94 1,863 98

607 74 1,201 49 594 53 102 36 269 05

41 72 757 57 790 28 621 43 195 84 169 31

66 78 117 36

39 93 306 33 170 00

5,670 54

900 00 2,965 06 1,869 33

486 78 1,255 50 360 38

71 46 373 12

53 35 674 26 935 34 589 95 131 02 144 38

41 38 129 99 184 37 165 85 194 13

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This institution asks the following appropriations for the two years ending October 31, 1903:

Maintenance, annually
Library, annually
Industries, annually
Repairs, annually

$30,000 00

500 00 2,500 00 2,000 00

Total ...

$35,000 00

RECOMMENDATIONS.

The committee believes that this institution is economically and intelligently conducted, and that the increase in maintenance asked for is justified by the conditions, and therefore recommends for the two years ending October 31, 1903, the following appropriations:

Maintenance, annually
Library, annually
Industries, annually
Repairs, annually.

$30,000 00

500 00 2,500 00 2,000 00

BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS.

CENTRAL HOSPITAL FOR INSANE.

Dr. Geo. F. EDEN HARTER, SUPERINTENDENT.

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This institution is located at Indianapolis and consists of two main buildings, the department for men and the department for women, and twenty-three accessory buildings.

The department for women was constructed of brick and stone twenty-three years ago. The department for men is a brick building constructed fifty-four years ago.

In order to convey an idea of the magnitude of this institution, the following statistics are given concerning the dimensions of the women's building:

The length of the building, in feet.
The circumference, in feet...
The length of metal cornices, in feet.
The area of basement, in square feet..
The area of each floor except the fourth, in square feet.
The area of fourth floor, in square feet.
Total floor area, in square feet.
Total floor area, in acres.
The number of brick used.
The number of rooms.
The number of windows.
Number of panes of glass.
Number of cubic feet in building.
Length of heating pipes, in miles..
Length of plumbing and gas pipes, in miles.
Number of feet of lumber in building.

1,046 4,240 4,654 69,024 69,024 61,178 337,274

7.74 .25,000,000

1,142 1,970

79,000 3,865,344

68

12 .45,000,000

The building for men is about two-thirds as large as the building for women.

ACCESSORY BUILDINGS.

The Pathological Building was constructed in 1895. It contains twenty-three rooms with a floor space of 3,636 square feet.

The General Store is used for the trustees' office, steward's office, butcher shop and general store purposes, and contains a floor space of 6,357 square feet.

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