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special appropriations, $2,648.36; from general appropriations, $92,500; from sale of farm and garden produce, $911.06; from labor of inmates, $11.10; from counties and cities, $11,766; from individuals for the support of inmates, $2,472.37; from sources not classified, $176.23; total, $110,608.45.
The ordinary expenditures during the year were: For salaries of officers and teachers, $13,376.84; for wages and labor, $24,067.04; for provisions, $23,123.42; for household stores, $3,102.89; for clothing, $5,923.57; for fuel and light, $9,813.63; for hospital and medical supplies, $876.60; for transportation and traveling expenses, $43.72; for shop, farm and garden supplies, $5,424.05; for ordinary repairs, $1,212.27; for expenses of managers, $52.61; returned to State Treasurer, $15,336.76; for all other expenses, $3,516.61; total, $105,870.01.
There was also expended for extraordinary repairs $2,648.36, making the total expenditures for the year $108,518.37. The assets were: Balance in cash, $2,090.08; due from counties and cities, $100; due from individuals, $490.04; a total of $2,680.12.
Of the ordinary expenditures during the year 41.4 per cent. was for salaries, wages and labor; 25.5 per cent, for provisions; 3.4 per cent. for household stores; 6.6 per cent. for clothing; 10.8 per cent. for fuel and light; 1 per cent. for hospital and medical supplies; 6 per cent. for shop, farm and garden supplies; 1.3 per cent for ordinary repairs, and 4 per cent. for all other expenses, including a small expenditure for transportation and traveling expenses and for expenses of managers.
Chapter 644, Laws of 1901 (appropriation bill), appropriated for maintenance and ordinary repairs $80,000.
Chapter 645, Laws of 1901 (supply bill), appropriated for maintenance to be paid from the moneys turned into the treasury of the State under section 37, chapter 580, Laws of 1899, $12,000.
Chapter 708, Laws of 1901 (special act), appropriated for install. ing watchman's clock system, $800; for brick corridor to connect with the north wing to the boys' building, $1,000; the sum of $6,546.50, being the unexpended balance of the appropriation of $6,587 made by chapter 419, Laws of 1900, for the erection of a building and connection of a corridor for a general bath-house, was reappropriated for improving the plumbing and drainage sys. tem; the sum of $2,800, being the unexpended balance of the appropriation of $2,800 made by chapter 419, Laws of 1900, for plumbing, drainage and steam fitting for the bath-house, was reappropriated for improving the heating system.
The special appropriations amounted to $11,146.50 and the total appropriations to $103,146.50.
The brick corridor connecting the north wing with the boys' building, for which $1,000 was appropriated, has been built. Contracts have been made under the other appropriations.
This institution during the past year has continued as heretofore. The applications for admission continue to accumulate, there being few opportunities for receiving new cases. A redis. tribution of the inmates of the several institutions devoted to the
care of the feeble-minded class of dependents would result in opening this school to many deserving children who are now necessarily denied admission. There are many adults in this school, men and women who have passed the age of improvement, and who remain because there is no other place for them to go. The removal of the men to Rome and the women to Newark will be beneficial in many ways. For lack of room in this school, feeble-minded boys and girls are growing up in ignorance without proper protection and to the ultimate detriment of society. The power of transfer, when the public interests deinand it, should be lodged in a central authority covering these public institutions. This school for feeble-minded children is especially unfortunate because the compulsory presence of so many adults has practically changed the character of the institution. The work of the school will be benefited by the complete separa
tion of the sexes.
In compliance with the request of the Board of Managers of this institution, the Board recommends the employment of a teacher of sloyd. This will necessitate an addition of $1,000 to the yearly allowance for maintenance.
Additional facilities should be provided for bathing, and the substitution of the spray bath system for that now in use will promote the health and cleanliness of the children.
The stairways in the central building are no longer safe. In case of fire their condition would certainly result in the loss of life. An appropriation for their reconstruction is necessary.
The stone wall surrounding the premises has been left unfinished on Grand avenue for a number of years. In order to protect not only the property but the children the premises should be surrounded by a safe fence, and the present fence should be extended.
The Board recommends the following appropriations, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to this institution:
For reconstruction of the stairways in the central building, $1,200; for extension of stone wall fence on Grand avenue, $3,000; and for the renewal of laundry machinery and repairs to laundry, $1,800; making the special appropriations approved of, $6,000; maintenance appropriation, $81,000; making the total appropriations, $87,000.
STATE CUSTODIAL ASYLUM FOR FEEBLE-MINDED WOMEN,
NEWARK, WAYNE COUNTY.
This asylum has capacity for 400 inmates. The number of inmates October 1, 1900, was 414, and 35 were admitted during the year, making the total number under care 449. During the year 24 were discharged and 9 died, leaving the number present October 1, 1901, 416. The average number during the year was 413, and the average weekly cost of support, including the value of home and farm products consumed, $2.57; excluding the value of home and farm products consumed, $2.35.
The receipts during the year ending September 30, 1901, were: From cash balance at the close of the previous year, $399.58; from special appropriations, $36,834.89; from general appropriations, $50,500; from all other sources, $31.68; total, $87,766.15.
The ordinary expenditures for the year were: For salaries of officers and employes, $17,302.99; for wages and labor, $2,910.09; for provisions, $12,871.60; for household stores, $3,133.65; for clothing, $2,698.94; for fuel and light, $6,072.34; for hospital and medical supplies, $575.69; for shop, farm and garden supplies, $1,583.14; for ordinary repairs, $747.18; for expenses of managers, $371.02; for remittance to State Treasurer, $31.68; for all other ordinary expenses, $2,310.35; total ordinary expenditures, $50,608.67.
The extraordinary expenditures are reported as $36,834.89, of which $33,308.46 was for buildings and improvements, $2,496.40 for extraordinary repairs, and $1,030.03 for all other extraordi. nary expenses, making the total expenditures for the year $87,443.56, and leaving as balance in cash at the close of the fiscal year, $322.59. The outstanding indebtedness was $625 for bills unpaid.
Of the ordinary expenditures during the year 40 per cent. was for salaries, wages and labor; 25.5 per cent. for provisions; 6.2 per cent. for household stores; 5.3 per cent, for clothing; 12 per cent. for fuel and light; 1.1 per cent. for hospital and medical supplies; 3.1 per cent. for shop, farm and garden supplies; 1.5 per cent. for ordinary repairs; .7 of 1 per cent. for expenses of managers, and 4.6 per cent. for all other ordinary expenses.
Chapter 644, Laws of 1901 (appropriation bill), appropriated for the services of the attendants, for other necessary expenses and the ordinary repairs of the asylum, $55,000.
Chapter 359, Laws of 1901 (special act), appropriated for new cottage dormitory to make provision for feeble-minded women of child-bearing age, $30,000; for sewage disposal plant and land for the same, $10,000; the development of water supply, $5,000; new boiler and connections, $3,500; painting, $500; walks and roads, $500; flooring, $500; removal of old building and grading and renewing grounds, $1,000; drainage, $500; retaining wall, $300; the sum of $1,846.26, being the balance of $3,000 appropriated by chapter 427 of the Laws of 1899, for extraordinary repairs, grading and improving grounds and walks, was reappropriated for the purposes specified; the sum of $1,407, being the balance of $2,500 appropriated by chapter 427 of the Laws of 1899, for grading and laying track to coal shed, and the sum of $300, being the unexpended appropriation for purchase of lands for railroad to coal shed, made by chapter 427, Laws of 1899, were reappropriated for general repairs and betterments; the sum of $1,500, being the balance of $12,000 appropriated by chapter 427 of the Laws of 1899, for boilers and boiler house, dynamos and electrical apparatus and engines for electrical plant, was reappropriated for the purposes specified.