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of so many of this class, but, whether or no additional monies for this purpose are to be appropriated, it seems to me of paramount importance to complete this institution

without delay. The following statement of the disposition of the appropriations for extraordinary repairs and improvements is brought up to the date of calculation, which is March 1, 1906; this having been done with a view to giving an exact knowledge of the conditions that subsequent requirements might be more closely estimated :

(Chapter 729, Laws of 1904.) Repairs and equipment...

$2,000 00 Approvals, $1,631.89; balance, $368.11.

(Chapter 631, Laws of 1904.) Sixteen cottages and 16 barns....

136,000 00 Approvals, $135,824.78; balance, $175.22. Bakery building and storehouse:

5,000 00

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5,000 00

Roads. ..
Approvals, $3,978.71; balance, $1,021.29.

(Chapter 703, Laws of 1905.)

Five cottages

37,500 00

Approvals, $37,135; balance, $365.

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Fruit trees and plants. ...

$1,000 00

5,000 00

2,000 00

Approvals, $575; balance, $425.
Stock, equipment and seeds.

Approvals, $3,628.73; balance, $1,371.27.
Repairs and equipment...
Approvals, $1,933.09; balance, $66.91.

(Chapter 700, Laws of 1905.)
Site and buildings...
Reappropriated from chapter 599, Laws of 1903.

Approvals, $2,811.63; balance, $1,166.50.
Repairs and equipment..

Reappropriated from chapter 599, Laws of 1903.
Approvals, $60.50; balance, $1.11.

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ROME STATE CUSTODIAL ASYLUM, ROME, N. Y.

Board of Manager8.

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Hon. James A. Douglass..

..Oriskany Falls, N. Y. Hon. Rodolphus C. Briggs..

Rome, N. Y. Hon. Homer T. Fowler....

Rome, N. Y. Hon. Jim Stevens.

Rome, N. Y. Jacob Agne, Jr.....

Utica, N. Y. Byram L. Winters..

Smithboro, N. Y. George W. White....

. Taberg, N. Y. Thomas W. Singleton.

.. Rome, N. Y. Dr. Cyrus J. Severance.

Mannsville, N. Y. Dennis B. Lucey...

Ogdensburg, N. Y. Superintendent, Dr. Charles W. Bernstein. Capacity of institution, 700. Average population for the fiscal year, 716.72.

Net per capita cost of maintenance, $139.01.
Total net cost of maintenance, $99,632.76.
Area of grounds, 350 acres.
Number of buildings, 22.

Appropriated for improvements and betterments by the Legislature of 1905, $79,949.17.

711

Movement of population during the year was as follows:
Total number of inmates October 1, 1904.
Admitted during the year.
Discharged during the year.
Died during the year. ...
Remaining October 1, 1905.

9

46

733

Work is now under way on ward building J, which, it is expected, will be completed during the current fiscal year, with accommodations for 200 inmates.

Another improvement during the year was the purchase of a farm of 177 acres of land, with farm buildings thereon. This farm adjoins the original State farm on the south, and the adjoining farms occupy a block of land surrounded on three sides by public high ways, in all comprising 527 acres.

The State will take possession of the additional land March 1st, when it is intended that a colony of sixteen of the brightest inmates will be transferred to the farm, as an isolated colony under the direction of a farmer and his wife, to demonstrate what can be done along the line of agricultural colonization.

Additional machinery has been installed in the extension to the laundry and the work of wiring the new laundry for purpose of lighting and supplying electric equipment to all ironing machinery, flat irons, mangle, etc., is planned.

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