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ers. There is a decided improvement in the power plant at this institution, due to the change of chief engineer. A year ago the condition in the engineering department at this institution was very unsatisfactory.

At Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea there are eleven horizontal tubular return boilers located as follows: At the power house four, two rated at 84 horse-power each and two at 58 horse-power each; in the Villa Flora group, four rated at 50 horse-power each ; in the Letchworth group two rated at 50 horsepower each, and in the Village Green group one rated at 90 horse-power.

In the West group there are two hot water heaters; in the men's infirmary there are two cast-iron sectional boilers; at the Hoyt Cottage there is an electric hot water heater; in the Chestnut Cottage there is a Dunning hot water boiler; in Sonyea Hall there are two electric hot water heaters, and in the hospital two Carton cast-iron sectional boilers. These last boilers are designed to heat the enlarged hospital and the laboratory which has been fitted with radiators during the past year. In the old store there is one Gurney hot water boiler. In the Elms there is one electric hot water heater; also one in the Gleaners Cottage. In the Inn Cottage there is one vertical boiler which is used for cooking purposes. The tubes in this boiler were renewed during the past year. In the greenhouse there is one hot water cast-iron boiler. In the Walrath Cottage there is one electric hot water heater. In the laundry there is an old vertical boiler not now in use. In the engineer's cottage there is one cast-iron heating boiler, and in the West group pumping station there is one vertical boiler. There is at this station one Worthington pump, the boiler and pump pot being in use at present. At the brick yard there is one locomotive boiler rated at 20 horse power, with a 15 horsepower horizintal engine which is used to run the machinery in making brick. At the power house there is a compound Harrisburg engine, two Westinghouse engines, one compound doubleexpansion Westinghouse pump, one Westinghouse feed pump, one receiving tank, one condenser pump, and two General Electric dynamos. At the pumping station there is one Dean electric pump gear-connected to a 712 horse-power induction motor. Only ordinary repairs have been made to boilers with the exception of retubing the boiler at the Inn Cottage.

A new steam and return line has been installed between the boiler house and the laundry to replace the old lines, which were run under ground and suspended under the bridge crossing the creek. The new method of installation is much better than the old one as the danger of damage from high water is removed, and the line can be cared for better in its present condition. The general condition of the heating and power plants is good.

The Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Minded Children has six horizontal tubular return boilers, five rated at 60 horse power each and one rated at 80 horse power. At the boiler house there is one Standard duplex pump used for boiler feed, and there is one East Hampton pump used for pumping water to the laundry. The carrying out of ashes and delivery of coal to the boiler room are done by inmates at this institution. No repairs out of the ordinary have been made, and the plant is in good condition.

The Hospital for the Care of Crippled and Deformed Children at West Haverstraw is the smallest of all the institutions report. ing to this Department, and is simply an old private residence remodeled for hospital use. One Sunray cast-iron boiler is used for heating the main building. Steam heat was installed in this

building within the past year, when it came into the possession of the State for use as a hospital. The heating surface is fairly distributed with the exception of the sun room and the school room. The radiating surface in these rooms, while sufficient for the cubic space, has been placed in one corner of the room. This radiating surface should have been set in the most exposed portion of the room under the glass exposure, the rooms having a glass exposure of 300 square feet each. The isolation building has been fitted with a Thatcher tubular hot-air furnace.

REMOVAL FROM ROCHESTER TO RUSH.

The work of removing the State Industrial School to its new site at Rush was progressed during the year as rapidly as circumstances would permit, and has been, in the main, very satisfactory.

A farm colony was established on the Edson-Martin farm early in March. The farmhouse at this farm was last year occupied by the instructor in carpentry, and the land was worked from another center. The results on this farm have been very satisfactory, the acreage being about that which will be assigned to each farm group when the institution is entirely moved. Many improvements have been made by the boys at this farm, which is known as Farm “D.” A large ditch, nearly forty rods in length, was dug to prevent seepage from neighboring property on higher ground , thus making it possible to till the land much earlier than it had heretofore been practicable to do. The boys also cut a large, deep ditch through the swale on the west boundary of this same farm, thus rendering land tillable that was otherwise too wet to be cultivated. Old fences have been removed or replaced, brambles and weeds have been cut down, the orchard trimmed and put in presentable condition, and the entire farm made tidy. The crops have been good; the garden a

model.

The E. P. Clapp farm of 237 acres, known as Farm “G," was last year occupied by a tenant who left it April 1st in a very untidy condition. It was necessary to give this house a thorough overhauling before it could be occupied by a colony. Partitions had to be removed, painting and plastering done, and floors repaired. It was occupied by the supervisor and matron on the 15th of April. To this farm primary boys were sent. Five boys were sent April 18th, and the number was gradually increased to seventeen. Previous to this only older boys had been sent to the site because of their greater strength. The primaries, however, have demonstrated their ability as farmers. They have taken great interest in their work, and have secured excellent crops. They dug several thousand feet of trench for water pipes, in addition to raising about fifty acres of hay, harvesting and threshing twenty-six acres of oats, and cultivating the usua! acreage of potatoes, corn and beans. The premises have been put in tidy condition, the primary boys aiding in the repairs of the buildings, while the painter boys, under their instructor, have painted the house outside, making it present a very fine appearance. The house on this farm was erected in the early thirties, and is a fine type of the best architecture of that day. The farm was evidently frequented by the Indians, for the boys living there have a great number of arrow heads and other Indian

relics.

The Roswell J. Hart farm was also occupied by a tenant last year. These buildings too, like most of the others on the tract, had been neglected for years, and it has required the services of

painters, carpenters and masons to put them in shape; rather it has required boys under the direction of instructors in these branches. The foundation walls of the bars were tumbling in, and it was not a fit place in which to stable farm animals. New concrete foundations have been put in, except on the east end of the barn, which has been raised and straightened, and, as shown by the accompanying photographs, made presentable. The buildings at this farm have been painted, the orchard has been trimmed, tumble-down fences removed, and 2. general air of neatness and tidiness prevails where the contrary formerly existed. This farm, too, is about the size that it is expected farms will be when the institution is permanently located. The tillage of crops here has been most satisfactory. Corn, potatoes and beans were well tilled and yielded well. Several acres of ensilage corti were raised for filling the silo at Farm "A."

The farm purchased of Clinton and Grace Martin, formerly known as the “ Warren farm,” now designated as Farm “F,” was last year rented to a tenant. This year it has been worked by a farm colony. The buildings at this farm were in unusually good condition, and thus far the only changes made have been to erect a silo. Cement floors will have to be put in the basement stables before they are fit to be occupied by the institution stock, and some of the roofs will have to be reshingled. The boys on this farm have done good work, although somewhat handicapped by the lateness of their arrival and the large acreage they were called upon to cultivate.

Seventeen acres of ensilage corn were raised on this farm, which was more than enough to fill their sixty-five ton silo, and they contributed the surplus toward the filling of the silo at Farm “C,” where the copious rains of the early season had rendered the lower ground untillable until too late for the

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