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property for the State tax upon such property. Legislative Session. The regular biennial The State tax on savings-bank deposits is uni- session of the Legislature convened on June 5, formly $1 on each $100.

and adjourned on Aug. 17. Having counted the Constitutional Convention and Prohib- returns for Governor and found no election by itory Amendment. The Constitutional Con- the people in November, the House in joint ses vention, for which members were elected in No-sion on the opening day elected David H. Goodvember, 1888, met at Concord on Jan, 2, and ell, the Republican candidate, by a vote of 168 to organized by the choice of ex-Gov. Charles H. 114 for Charles H. Amsden, the Democratic canBell as president. Its deliberations resulted in didate. One vote, was cast for Edgar L. Carr, the adoption of seven proposed amendments to Prohibitionist. Later in the session Secretary the Constitution, to be submitted to a popular of State Thompson and Treasurer Carter were vote on March 12. The first of these amend- re-elected. The choice of a United States Senaments changes various articles so that the Legis- tor for the term that began on March 4 precedlature shall meet on the first Wednesday in ing devolved upon this Legislature. The term of January, instead of the first Wednesday in June, Senator William E. Chandler expired on that and so that the terms of legislative and execu- date, and, as no successor had been elected by the tive officers shall begin in January instead of Legislature, Gov. Sawyer, on Feb. 15, appointed June. The second amendment strikes out Arti- Gen. Gilman Marston to fill the vacancy until cle XV of the Constitution, which provides that the meeting of the Legislature in June. Exthe salary of members of the Legislature shall Senator Chandler was a candidate for re-election, be fixed by law, and substitutes therefor an arti- his principal competitor being Congressman cle fixing the compensation for each regular ses- Jacob H. Gallinger. At a caucus of Republican sion at $200, without mileage, for each member, members on June 13, Chandler received 125 the presiding officers receiving an additional votes, Gallinger 60, Marston 2. The ex-Senator $50.“ For each special session the officers and was declared the nominee, and on June 18 he members shall receive $3 a day, with mileage, was elected Senator by the following vote: Senfor not over fifteen days. The third amend- ate-Chandler, 18; Harry Bingham, the Demoment takes the power of filling vacancies in the cratic nominee, 6. House-Chandler, 165; BingState Senate from the joint convention of both ham, 137; scattering, 5. A commission of three Houses, and relegates it to the people, the Gov- persons was created to revise and codify the ernor having power to call a special election. public statutes and to make such changes as may The fourth amendment adds to Article XLIX & be needed on account of the adoption of constiprovision by which the Speaker of the House tutional amendments. A system of free textshall act as Governor, in case the latter office books for the public schools was adopted, the and the presidency of the Senate are both vacant. expense of such books to be borne by each city The fifth or prohibitory amendment forbids the and town. A State Soldiers' Home was estabmanufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors. lished, and the sum of $30,000 was appropriated The sixth amendment strikes out from Article for it. The board of managers created by this VI of the Bill of Rights such portions as au- act, later in the year, accepted the gift of a site thorize or tend to authorize a State religion, and for the institution, containing forty aeres, in the the seventh amendment revises certain portions town of Tilton. The sum of $60,000 was approof Article XI of the Constitution so that it shall priated to the State Normal School for the erecread as follows:

tion of new buildings and for their equipment. Whenever any town, place, or city ward shall have A State tax of $500,000 was levied for each of less than 600 such inhabitants, the general court shall the years 1890 and 1891. An attempt to supauthorize such town, place, or ward to elect and send plant the prohibitory law by a license law was to the general court a representative such proportion- defeated in the Lower House. Other acts of the ate part of the

time as the number of its inhabitants session were as follow: shall bear to 600; but the general court shall not authorize any such town, place, or ward to elect and New Hampshire soldiers and sailors in the civil

war.

Appropriating $10,000 for completing the record of send such representative, except as herein provided.

Imposing an annual tax of 1 per cent. on the amount The Convention adjourned on Jan 12.

paid in upon the stock or shares of every building and in favor of the fifth amendment, but, as a two- mission of lunacy. Efforts were made by the friends of prohibition loan association.

Appointing the State Board of Health to be a comthird vote was necessary to secure its adoption Requiring savings banks, instead of the State, to by the people, the odds were greatly against publish lists of unclaimed deposits. them. At the election on March 12 the first Restricting to the Supreme Court alone the juris four and the seventh amendments received the diction for the naturalization of aliens. necessary two-third majority, and were adopted; Taxing the capital stock and deposits of trust comthe sixth secured only a majority of the votes panies, loan and trust companies, loan and banking cast, while the fifth or prohibitory amendment companies, and other like corporations, in the same failed to secure even that. The vote, in detail, antee savings banks.

manner as the special and general deposits of guarwas as follows: No. 1-yes, 38,352; no, 11,654. Making fowls of every description, exceeding 850 No. 2-yes, 37,872; no, 12,218. No. 3-yes, 34,- in value, liable to taxation. 990; no, 12,224. No. 4-yes, 35,768; no, 11,530. To prevent contagious disease among domestic aniNo. 5—yes, 25,768; no, 30,976. No. 6-yes, 27, mals. 737; no, 20,048. No. 7-yes, 30,002; no, 12,846.

To prohibit the taking or killing of rabbits by use The Convention passed an order declaring that of a ferret. the first amendment, if adopted, should

take ef- cigarettes to minors.

Punishing the selling of tobacco in the format ect on Nov. 1, and all others on the first Wednes

Appropriating $10,000 for the Conemaugh valey day of June.

sufferers in Pennsylvania.

1888.

29.90

816

812

ers

28

Appropriating $12,000 for a statue to Gen. John ing $500. The average amount to each depositor Stark.

in the State was $395.12. Education. The following public-school

Insurance.-The following is an aggregate statistics cover the school years 1887–88 and of New Hampshire fire-insurance business at the 1888–89:

close of 1888: Home companies, risks in force,

$70,512,950.12 ; losses paid during the year, 1889. $282,091,85; retired companies' risks in force,

$7,574,173.67; losses paid, $30,275.93; factory Number of public schools

2,314 2,298 mutuals' risks in force, $41,726,752; losses paid, Average length of school in weeks ..

22.78 $23,977.52. No foreign fire-insurance compaNumber of scholars enrolled.. 61,826 60,124 nies were licensed to do business in the State durAverage attendance

44,977 Number not attending any

43,484 ing the year. At the close of 1888 foreign and school

2,518

1,825

domestic life-insurance companies held policies Male teachers

in force in the State amounting to $13,732,Female teachers

2,756 2727 765.22, and had paid losses during 1888 amountMonthly wages, male teach'rs. $44 32 $48 87 Monthly wages, female teach

ing to $195,196.99.

$24 93 $25 42 Railroads.-The contest between the Boston Number of school-houses.

2,18!

1,993 and Maine Railroad Corporation on the one hand, Number built during year Value school property $2,301,336 77 $2,880,606 31 seeking to obtain control of the Concord Rail" Total expenditures for schools $708,458 91 $739,073 50 road, the Boston, Concord, and Montreal RailTeachers' salaries....

$474,400 53 $478,085 20 road, and subsidiary roads in the northern part

of the State, and the friends of these latter roads The State Superintendent of Public Instruction on the other hand, which was so bitterly fought says in his latest report : "The number of small in the Legislature of 1887, was continued in a schools under the town system is still decreasing. less open manner through 1888, influencing to a The last year twenty-one were dropped. As a considerable degree the course of politics in the consequence, the number of graded schools in- State. In the canvass of 1888 the choice of cancreased sixteen, and of high schools two." didates and their election to the Legislature de

Charities.- The State Insane Asylum con- pended largely, in many localities, upon their tained 339 patients on May 1, 1888—males 159, position in this controversy. Before the Legisfemales 180. There were admitted during the lature of this year assembled, the State Supreme year ensuing 155 patients, and discharged 158, Court had decided that the lease of the Boston, leaving 336 on May 1, 1889. The receipts were Concord, and Montreal road to the Boston and $98,284.25, and the expenditures $97,402.09. Only Lowell road, made in 1884, had been forfeited a small portion of the receipts were derived from by the subsequent lease of the latter road to the the State treasury.

Boston and Maine, and that the former road Prisons.-The State Prison on May, 1, 1888, could not be controlled thereunder by the Boscontained 115 convicts; 42 were received and 47 ton and Maine. This was a substantial gain for discharged during the year following, and 110 the northern roads, but the contest was still unremained on April 30, 1889, all but one of whom settled. The matter was the subject of protractwere males. The average number for the year ed debates before the Legislature, the result of was 106. The earnings of the institution were which was the adoption of a compromise measure. $15,148.26, and the expenses $19,090.18. Since This provides that the Concord and the Boston, 1878, when the number of prisoners was slightly Concord, and Montreal roads may unite to form in excess of 200, there has been a gradual de- a corporation, to be called the New Hampshire crease, and the prison accommodations are now Railroad Corporation, with which the Boston much greater than the needs.

and Maine Railroad may make contracts for the At the Industrial School there were 100 boys interchange of traffic for a term of years, but no and 20 girls on April 1. The total receipts for lease of the other may be taken by either. Other the year preceding were $21,261,73, and the pay- provisions are as follow: ments $19,647.01. The sum of $1,261.64 was derived from the sale of hosiery and farm products.

The Northern Railroad, the Concord and ClareSavings Banks. The savings banks of the mont Railroad, the Peterborough and Hillsborough

Railroad, the Nashua and Lowell Railroad, the WilState held deposits at the close of 1888 amount- ton Railroad, the Peterborough Railroad Company, ing to $57,300,590.48. Their guarantee fund was or either of them, may lease their railroads, property, $3,083,264.75, their surplus $2,174,746.05, and and franchises, and assign any leases they may have their miscellaneous debts $169,097.89, making of other roads to the Boston and Maine Railroad or the total liabilities $62,727,699.17. Of their in- to the Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation, which vestments out of New England, $22,632,067.72 may take such leases and assignments. And the Mount was in Western loans, and $20,237,722:02 in Railroad, the New Zealand Valley Railroad, the ProUnited States, State, county, city, town, district, file and Franconia Notch Railroad, the Pemigewasset railroad, and miscellaneous bonds, and in rail- Valley Railroad, the Lake Shore Railroad, the Tilton road, bank, manufacturing, and miscellaneous and Belmont Railroad, the Suncook Valley Railroad, stocks. The aggregate amount of home loans the Suncook Valley Extension Railroad, the Mancheswas $14,530,130.22, an increase during the year ter and North Weare Railroad, the Concord and Portsof $1,341,308.85, or a little over 10 per cent. mouth Railroad, and the Nashua, Acton and Boston The

increase in Western loans during the year railroads, property, and franchises to the Concord was $918,387.28, or a little over 4 per cent. The number of depositors Jan. 1, 1889, was

Railroad Corporation, the Boston, Concord and Mon

treal Railroad, or the new corporation formed by their 144,834, of whom 129,034 had deposits not ex union. ceeding $1,000, and 109,711 deposits not exceed The Boston and Maine Railroad is hereby author.

ized to acquire by purchase the road, franchises, and with Mount Sunapee rising abruptly from the property of the Eastern Railroad Company, and there, southern shore 2,200 feet; picturesque islands after to acquire by purchase the roads, tranchises, and diversify its surface; cool beaches, skirted by property of the Eastern Railroad in New Hampshire, pines

and hemlocks, stretch their sparkling sands the Portsmouth, Great Falls, and Conway Railroad to the west ; and mountain brooks flow into the Portland, Saco and

Portsmouth Railroad Company, the Wolfeborough Railroad, the Portsmouth

and shadowy estuaries fragrant with the native Dover Railroad, the Worcester, Nashua, and Roches- Nymphæa. As a health resort, Sunapee Lake is ter Railroad Company, the Manchester and Lawrence especially noted. The temperature at the surRailroad, the West Amesbury Branch Railroad Com- face varies little from that of the air. At a pany, the Dover and Winnipesaukee Railroad, and the depth of from 50 to 70 feet, it ranges from 52 Railroad Corporation and the new corporation to be to 44° in summer; early in May, 39° to 45°

is formed under section 2, or either of them, are also reached at a depth of 15 feet. Thus the bottom authorized to acquire by purchase the roads, franchises, temperature of Sunapee is nearly the same as and property of the Mount Washington Railway, the the mean bottom_temperature of well-known Whitefield and Jefferson Railroad, the New Zealand European lakes. . The waters

of Sunapee are the Valley Railroad, the Profile and Franconia Notch home of six species of Salmonidæ : 1. The brook Railroad, the Pemigewasset Valley Railroad, the Lake trout, native to the system; 2. The land-locked Shore Railroad, the Tilton and Belmont Railroad, the salmon ; 3. The rainbow trout, from the Sierra sion Railroad, the

Manchester and North Weare Rail- Nevada; 4. The blue-backed trout of Maine, inroad, the Concord and Portsmouth Railroad, and the tended as a food-supply for the larger salmonNashua Acton and Boston Railroad.

oids. 5. The Loch Leven trout, introduced from Agriculture. — The following extracts are D. Quackenbos, of Columbia College, New York;

Scottish waters in January, 1887, by Prof. John from the report of the Board of Agriculture, 6. The Salvelinus Sunapee, or white trout, which covering 1888:

first appeared in the lake in 1881, regarded The most complete returns at our command in re- by some as a hybrid between the brook trout gard to the present condition of New Hampshire and the salmon, by others as an adult blue-back. a prominent farm industry, and dairy products are (See TROUT, NEW SPECIES OF). The country surincreasing. Nice creameries have been established rounding the lake affords to the visitor an endduring the year, and with those already in operation less variety of forest drives and mountain ramhave manufactured 1,000,000 pounds of butter. The bles, which disclose an interesting flora to the grange has continued its vigorous work, and during botanist, and to the geologist, archæan rocks the year has extended its benefits and influence. There with their beryls, amethysts, garnets, and tourare in the State 108 subordinate granges, with a mem- maline, and a diversity of glacial phenomena, bership of 7,500, having made a net gain in member including rocking-stones and

pot-holes. ing the encouraging features briefly mentioned in this

NEW JERSEY, a Middle Atlantic State, one report, there are many farms in our

State, the soil of of the original thirteen, ratified the Constitution which would liberally respond to good husbandry, Dec. 18, 1787; area, 7,815 square miles ; popuwhich are entirely neglected, and in many instances lation, according to the last decennial census the former occupants and owners, seeking employ- (1880), 1,131,116; capital, Trenton. ment in manufacturing villages or cities, have left their farms, increasing the number of deserted home- officers during the year: Governor, Robert S.

Government.-The following were the State steads.

Green, Democrat; Secretary of State and InUnder a legislative act of this year, which surance Commissioner, Henry C. Kelsey; Treasappointed a commissioner to collect statistics re- urer, John J. Toffey; Comptroller, Edward L. garding these deserted farms and to secure im- Anderson; Attorney-General, John P. Stockton; migrants to repeople them, information was Superintendent of Public Instruction, Charles gathered showing that in 160 of the 235 towns W. Fuller, succeeded by Edwin 0. Chapman; in the State there were 927 deserted farms, on Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Mercer which the buildings were in fair condition. A Beasley; Associate Justices, Manning M. Knapp, pamphlet was published giving a description of Alfred Reed, Edward W. Scudder, Bennet Van many of these farms and the prices asked. Syckel, David A. Depue, Jonathan Dixon, WillDecisions.—The State Supreme Court in Sep- iam J. Magie, and

Charles G. Garrison ; Chantember rendered a decision declaring the act cellor, Alexander T. McGill, Jr.; Vice-Chancelregulating the practice of dentistry to be un- lors, Abraham V. Van Fleet, John T. Bird, and constitutional. The same court in December Henry C. Pitney. The appointment of Vice decided that the "Nuisance" act, passed by the Chancellor Pitney was made on April 9, in purLegislature of 1887, for the closing by injunc- suance of a legislative act permitting the aption of places where liquor is illegally sold or pointment of two additional vice-chancellors. kept for sale, was constitutional, and the court Finances.-The balance in the State revenue also held that the parties proceeded against un- fund on Oct. 31, 1888,was $169,940.48; the receipts der its provisions are entitled to jury trial. for the year ensuing, including $150,000 tempo

Sunapee Lake.--Among the attractions of rarily borrowed, were $1,477,905.02; the expendithe State is Lake Sunapee, recently become tures were $1,405,849.02, and there remained a known as a summer resort, and famous among balance of $241,996.48 on Oct. 31, 1889. The anglers as perhaps the best stocked water in the receipts include the following items: Tax from New England or Middle Atlantic States. The railroad corporations, $938,515.59; miscellaneous lake lies partly in Sullivan, partly in Merrimac corporations, $222,795.03; tax from certificates County, 1,100 feet above the sea. Forest-clad of incorporation, $43,463.20; tax from foreigo mountains look down upon it-Kearsarge. As- insurance companies, $6,110.48; State Prison re cutney, and Croydon--each about 3,000 feet high ceipts, $64,267.22; dividends on stock of United

companies, $18,870; Home for Disabled Soldiers, sist in appointing, various State officers, and 18,772.33; official fees, $18,230.55; judicial fees, vesting it entirely in the Governor. Among $13,597.11. The receipts from railroads are the officials whose tenure was thereby changed about $50,000 less than last year; State Prison were the trustees of the Reform School and of receipts increased from $57,284 to $64,267. the State Industrial School for Girls, the ri

In order to meet expenses on Jan. 1, 1890, the parian commissioners, the commissioners of entire balance in the State fund on Oct. 31 was fisheries, the managers of the Morristown Insane required, and nothing remained to meet the Asylum, and the inspectors of the State Prison. temporary loans outstanding to the amount of The appointment of the State Superintendent of $400,000.

Education was taken from the State Board of In the State School fund, which is not included Education and vested in the Governor. An act in the statement above, the balance on Oct. 31, for the government of cities was passed, which 1888, was $303,435.98; the receipts for the en- provides that in all cities the mayor shall have suing year were $472,797.50; the disbursements, the sole appointment of administrative city of$446,328.66; and there remained on Oct. 31, 1889, ficers. The mayor is also given power to veto a balance of $329,904.82.

any order adopted by any city board, but a twoThe total receipts of the sinking fund during third vote of the board may pass it over his the year, including the annual State appropri- objection. By this act the responsibility for ation, were $208,669.40. The payments there- municipal administration is placed almost enfrom, including $102,000 of the principal of the tirely upon the mayor. In all cities that now State debt paid, amounted to $186,554.47. The elect their mayor annually, he shall hereafter be amount of the fund is $577,653.27. The bonded elected for two years. debt was reduced to $1,196,300 on Oct. 31.

Provision was made for the first time to perTaxation.-Since 1884 no State tax has been mit the parole of prisoners from the State Prison, assessed upon property, generally, except for under the direction of the keeper and the board school purposes, for which a rate of 24 to 3 mills of inspectors. The personal registration act of is required. The tax for the support of the State 1888, applicable to Newark and Jersey City, government is levied only on the property of was repealed. An act redistricting the State railroad and canal companies, and on the prop- for members of the Lower House was passed by erty, stock, or earnings of other corporations. In a party vote in each House. A ballet-reform 1888 the State railroad tax amounted to $1,316,- bill passed the Lower House, but failed in the 282.93. The tax for 1889 was $1,329,608.55. In Senate. Other acts of the Session were as fol1888 a tax of $360,197.59 was assessed upon 1,457 low: miscellaneous corporations, and in 1889 the sum Requiring the polls at all elections to be opened of $314,972.08 was assessed on 1,281 similar cor- from six oclock in the morning till seven o'clock in porations

the evening. (This act repeals the "sunset" law of Legislative Session.—The one hundred and 1888.] thirteenth session of the Legislature convened Repealing the act of 1888 providing for commissionon Jan. 8, and adjourned on April 20. On Jan.

ers of juries. 22 United States Senator John R. McPherson over eighteen years of age and less than twenty ycars.

Authorizing the public schools to receive persons was re-elected for a second term by the follow To enable boards of chosen freeholders to acquire, ing vote: Senate - McPherson 11, ex-United improve, and maintain public roads. States Senator William J. Sewell (the Republi Providing that no local or charter election shall be can caucus nominee), 10; House McPherson held on the day of a general election, or on which 32, Sewell 28. Senator McPherson was the members of the Legislature are elected, and designatnominee of the Democratic caucus. The Demo- ing the first Tuesday of December

as the day to which crats were in the majority in both branches of local or charter elections heretofore occurring on such

election day shall be changed. the Legislature, and proceeded to undo the prin Providing that any township of over 1,500 inhabitcipal legislative work of its Republican prede- ants may vote to become incorporated as a town. cessor. The local - option act of 1888 was re To legalize the adoption of labels, trade-marks, and pealed, and a new law was enacted which copies forms of advertising by associations or unions of workthe high-license features of the former act, but ingmen. omits its local-option provisions. It also requires

Declaring any lease of real estate to be void, whenfor the first time a license fee from persons sell- tution or assignation, and making him immediately

ever the lessee uses the estate for purposes of prostiing in quantities from one quart to five gallons, liable to be ejected. the amount being the same as that imposed on Requiring that, in all school-district meetings, the strictly retail dealers. The vote upon this act voting for school trustees and for the appropriation of in the House was 32 yeas (Democrats 31, Re- money shall be by ballot. publican 1) to 27 nays (Republicans); in the Authorizing all corporations, except railroad and caSenate, 11 yeas (Democrats) to 10 nays (Republi- nal.corporations, to increase their capital stock. cans). ' objection was raised that this act would and improvement commission or other municipality,

Providing that in every borough, police, sanitary not render void the elections under the act of where the members of the governing board are in part 1888, which in five counties had resulted against elected by the people and in part appointed by a juslicense; but Chief-Justice Beasley, on April 9, tice of the Supreme Court, all the members of such in a case in Hunterdon County, ruled that “ by governing board shall hereafter be elected by the the repeal of last year's act the prohibition people. against granting licenses has been done away

Authorizing township committees to make any with, and the power and duty to grant licenses abatement, adjustment, or settlement of past due taxes as of old has been restored.” The Democrats also which

they may deem just and for the interest of the

township. passed a series of acts depriving the Legislature Providing that honorably discharged Union soldiers of whatever power it possessed to appoint, or as- or sailors, holding public office or place under any

city or county, shall hold office during good behavior, 110 remained on Oct. 31. The State expended and shall not be removed for political or partisan rea- $27,224 for support, and $5,000 for repairs. sons. To incorporate building associations formed by institutions of New York city and Philadelphia,

The State supports the blind children in the Knights of Labor or other societies of organized

labor. there being 33 in New York and 11 in Philadelas to their right to any office in certain cities of the phia. The amount paid during the year to the State, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, on pe- New York institution was $6,907.16, and to the tition, shall appoint a special term of that court, and Philadelphia institution $2,537.26. There have shall himself speedily hear and determine the contro- been 144 feeble-minded children cared for at the versy., [The Chief Justice refused to comply with this expense of the State, being an increase of 36 over act, adjudging it to be void.]

Authorizing the excise boards of cities to transfer last year; 76 of these were maintained at the or revoke licenses and to appoint a license inspector.

Pennsylvania School at Elwyn, 4 at the ConRegulating banking, trust, guarantee, safe-deposit, necticut Institution, and 64 at the home at Vineand indemnity corporations and requiring annual re- land, N.J. The amount paid was $32,800.13. ports.

State Prisons. There were in confinement Giving all persons or corporations engaged in manu on Oct. 31, 997 prisoners, being an increase of facturing, spírning, or throwing cotton, wool, or silk 116 over the number on Oct. 31, 1888. The tointo yarn or other goods, a lien on such goods.

tal number confined during the year was 1,410, Revising the militia law. Regulating the construction of buildings and pre- and the daily average 965, of whom 929 were scribing what means of egress, what fire escapes, and males and 38 females. The total expenditures what appliances for extinguishing fires shall be pro were $154,565.55, a per capita cost of $160.17 vided by their owners.

per annum The earnings for the year were

$54,985.94. The daily cost of maintenance was Education. The amount appropriated in the reduced from 47.35 cents to 43.88 cents. State for school purposes during the school year On Oct. 31 there were 327 boys at the State was $3,323,067.02. Of this sum $1,939,235 were Reform School, an increase of 74 over one year derived from the State school tax, being $68,180 before. There was received during the year more than in the previous year. There was de- from the State $52,157.50; from the farm and rived from the township tax for school purposes other industries, $3,349.61, which, with the bal$47,224.04, and from district and city taxes ance on hand Oct. 31, 1888, of $823.82, in all $1,204,345.94. Of this last amount, $678,548,22 amounting to $56,330.83, comprises the total rewas expended for building and repairing school- ceipts. The expenditure was $54,573.66, leaving houses. From the income of the school fund a balance on hand Oct. 31, 1889, of $1,757.17. the sum of $100,000 was apportioned to the There was also consumed at the institution school districts, and the interest of the surplus products of the farm and stock to the value of revenue fund, amounting to $32,262.04, still avail- $4,816.83. able in sixteen counties was also expended for At the Industrial School for Girls there were schools.

on Oct. 31, 52 girls, and 32 others were under Thirty-two school-houses were erected during indenture, making 84 under the control of the the year, seven to replace old buildings. These trustees. The receipts were $10.620.38; expenfurnish accommodations for but 1,972 additional ditures, $8,547.16; balance, $2,073.22. children, while the last school census shows an Soldiers' Home. The inmates of the home increase over the previous year of 4,362. The numbered 431 on Oct. 31, an increase of 64 orer total value of school property is $8,300,610. the number at the same time in 1888. There

There were enrolled during the year 227,441 were admitted during the year 440, and dispupils. According to the school census taken in charged 376. The average number was 411. May, there were 392,209 children of school age. Since the home was opened 16,125 have been During the school year ending in 1889, 255 pu- cared for. The receipts

for the year amounted pils were in attendance at the Normal School. to $55,994.92, of which $18,772.32 was from the The number of graduated in the advanced course United States Government. The disbursements was 19, and in the elementary course 41. The amounted to $54,031.74, leaving a balance of whole number in attendance at the Model School $1.862.85 in the treasury. during the year was 445; graduates, 14.

Militia.—The strength of the National Guard Charities.--At the Morristown Insane Asy- on Oct. 31 was 320 commissioned officers and lum there were under treatment during the year 3,962 enlisted men. Two new companies were 1,122 patients, of whom 857 remained on Oct. 31. added during the year to the force, which nos of this number 427 were males and 430 females, consists of fifty-seven companies of infantry and 723 public and 134 private patients. The arer- two Gatling-gun companies. age number were 907. The total receipts for the Riparian Commissioners. The principal of year, including balance on hand, were $247,093.- the grants, leases, and leases turned into grants 47, and the total expenditures, $246,863.69. during the year ending Oct. 31, 1889, amounted

At the Trenton Insane Asylum the number of to $225,986.32. The amount paid to the State patients during the year were 947—males 474, during the year as rental on leases made by the females 473. There were 169 discharged during Legislature or by the commissioners, was $50.the year. The total receipts, including balance 519.60. The principal of grants and capitalizaon hand, were $225,614.86, of which $20,000 was tion of leases for lands disposed of from the bea transfer on account of appropriation for new ginning of the system to Oct. 31, 1889, was buildings. The total amount disbursed was $3,349,585.18. The amount received for rent$207,343.10, of which $31,935.80 was expended als during the same period was $1,041,520.50. for new buildings. At the Deaf - Mute School Decision.- Late in February the Supreme there were 123 pupils during the year, of whom Court rendered a decision in the case of State re

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