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for the year ending October 31, 1875. Received December 29,
1875. Eighty pages.

2. Annual Report of Hon. Eb. Henderson, Auditor of State,
for the year ending October 31, 1875. Received December 22,
1875. Three hundred and nine pages.

3. Annual Report of Hon. B. C. Shaw, Treasurer of State, for
the year ending October 31, 1875. Received December 18, 1875.
Fifty-six pages.

4. Annual Report of Hon. James H. Smart, Superintendent of
Public Instruction, for the year 1875. Received January 24, 1876.
Sixteen pages.

5. Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana
State Normal School, for the year 1875. Received December 31,
1875. Sixteen pages.

6. Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana
University, for the year 1875. Received January 12, 1876, Six
pages.

7. Annual Report of the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
of Purdue University, for the year ending December 31, 1875.
Received April 11, 1876. Four pages.

8. Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Vincennes
University for the year ending January 1, 1876. Received April
13, 1876. Four pages.

9. Thirty-second Annual Report of the I'rustees and Superin-
tendent of the Indiana Institution for Educating the Deaf and
Dumb. Received December 30, 1875. Forty-two pages.

10. Twenty-ninth Annual Report of the Trustees and Super-
intendent of the Indiana Institute for Educating the Blind. Received
November 15, 1875. Twenty-six pages.

11. Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the Commissioners of
the Indiana Hospital for the Insane, for the year ending October
31, 1875. Received December 20, 1875. Forty pages.

.12. Report of the Provisional Board of Commissioners for the
Indiana Hospital for the Insane, (department for women,) for the
iyear ending December 31, 1875. Received April 8, 1876. Twelve
i pages.



13. Report of Hon. C. A. Buskirk, Attorney General, for part
of term, ending December 31, 1875. Received February 2, 1876.
Six pages.

14. Fourth Report of the Indiana Reformatory Institution for
Women and Girls, for the year ending December 31, 1875. Received
February 14, 1876. Twenty -eight pages.

15. Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana
Soldiers' Orphans' Home, for the year ending October 31, 1875.
Received February 12, 1876. Twenty-eight pages.

16. Annual Report of the Commissioners and Officers of the
Indiana House of Refuge, for the year ending December 31, 1875.
Received January 15, 1876. Forty-two pages.

17. Annual Report of the Directors and Officers of the North-
ern Indiana Prison for the year ending December 15, 1875.
Received January 21, 1876. Sixty-four pages.

18. Annual Report of the Directors and Officers of the Indiana
State Prison, South, for the year ending December 15, 1875.
Received April 6, 1876, Forty-eight pages.

JOHN E. NEFF,

Sec'y of State,
And ex-officio Sec'y of Board of Com. of P. P. and B.



ANNUAL REPORT



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OF THE



SECRETARY OF STATE



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THE STATE OF INDIANA,



FOR



THE YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 31, 1875,



TO OTHIE OO'VEK.n^OIE^,.



INDIANAPOLIS :

SENTINEL COMPANY, PKINTEES,
1875.



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ANNUAL REPORTS



OFFICERS OF STATE



THE STATE OF INDIANA



AND OF THE



TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS



OF THE SEVERAL
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INSTITUTIONS,



AS REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE MADE



TO THiE a-0"VE3:E^isro:Ee;,



FOR THE YEAR ENDING



DECEMBER 31, 1875.



BIT J^TJTI3:OiaiT"Z".



INDIANAPOLIS :

SENTINEL COMPANY, PRINTERS



1876.



pTATE LWaRY.[

i INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. I



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PREFACE.



THE STATE OF INDIANA,

Office of Seceetaey op State,

Indianapolis, May 1^ 1876.

In accordance with the requirements of an act, approved Febru-
ary 3, 1853, (1st G. & H., p. 358), the several administrative
officers of State, and the Trustees and Superintendents of the
Benevolent, Reformatory and Educational Institutions thereof, have
submitted to the Governor, and filed in the Executive Department,
the reports required of them for the fiscal year ending October 31,
1875, and the calendar year ending. December 31, 1875, respect-
ively, which have been entered of record in the order of their
reception, and delivered to the Secretary of State for publication,
under the following order of the Board of Commissioners of Public
Printing and Binding, at a meeting held at the office of the Gov-
ernor on the 6th day of December, 1875, to- wit:
- " It was on motion, ordered, that the manuscript copy of the
annual reports of public officers and managers of public institu-
tions must be submitted to the Governor, for his inspection,
previous to the issuing of the requisitions for printing of the same,
and when so submitted and passed upon, that the usual number of
each be printed."

Sixteen hundred copies of these reports are now bound in the
form of this volume, and issued to the officers and persons desig-
nated by law to receive them. The usual number of copies of
€ach report have also been bound in pamphlet form, and delivered
to the responsible officer or superintendent of the institution, for
distribution in such manner as they may deem for the best interests
of the State.

The reports appear in the following order :

1. Annual Eeport of Hon. John E. Neff, Secretary of State,



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., INDIANAPOLIS. INDIANA. [

ANNUAL REPORT



SECRETARY OF STATE,



To His Excellency,

Thomas A. Hendricks,

Governor of Indiana :

In compliance with the law defining the duties of Secretary of
State, I have the honor to submit herewith the Annual Report of
the business of this Department, for 'the year ending October
31, 1875.

GENERAL WORK.

It will be seen from the appended tables, that during the year
there have been issued and attested, four proclamations, sixty-one
warrants, sixty-seven requisitions, forty-eight pardons, thirty-six
remissions, two commutations, commissions to forty-four Commis-
sioners of Deeds, eight hundred and eighty-two Notaries Public,
and one hundred and thirty Justices of the Peace. In addition,
this Department has furnished a large number of certified copies ot
laws and articles of incorporation.

The call for certified copies of papers on file in this office,
together with the correspondence, has largely increased during the
present year and has added no inconsiderable amount of labor to
the general work.

CORPORATIONS AND LAND PATENTS.

There have been filed during the year one hundred and eight
instruments creating corporations, and there have been issued in the
.same time, on certificates of the Auditor of State, forty-seven
Swamp Land patents and eight University Land patents, as follows ;



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SALE OF STATE LANDS.



By an act of the last General Assembly, approved March 11,
1875, the Governor, Secretary and Auditor of State, were author-
ized to sell and convey certain lands belonging to the State. The
Board so constituted by this act, met and organized on the 13th of
May last, and proceeded to have the lands appraised as provided
for by said act. The appraisement has not yet been completed.
Of the lands appraised, the Board has succeeded in selling, at their
appraised value, the south-east quarter of the south-east quarter
section six, township thirty, range three west, in Pulaski county :
also, one acre in out lot number twenty-eight, Clarksville, Clark
county. This lot was purchased by the State for a grave yard for
the State Prison South, and has been partially used for that pur-
pose. Before conveyance to the purchaser, the Board required that
a written agreement be entered into, providing that the part of the
lot used as a grave yard, should not be occupied until after the
Legislature had an opportunity to provide for the removal of the
bodies buried there.

DISTRIBUTION OF LAWS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.

During the year there has been distributed by this office, five
volumns of the Supreme Court Reports, ten thousand copies of the
Acts of the General Assembly, Regular and Special Sessions, 1875,
sixteen hundred copies each, of the Senate and House Journals,
sixteen hundred copies of the Documentary Journal, 1873-4, two
thousand copies proceedings State Board of Equalization, 1875,
and three hundred copies Acts Congress, Sesssions 1873-4.

There was some delay in procuring the Acts of the last General
Asssembly from the printer for distribution. The cause of this
delay will be fully explained by the following correspondence :

Office of Secretary of State,

Indianapolis, Ind., July 13.
John Fishback,

President Sentinel Company:

The following note having been addressed to me by his Excel-
lency, the Governor, I very respectfully request that you will fur-
nish mt with the information desired.

Most respectfully yours,

JOHN E. NEFF.



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Indianapolis, July 13, 1875.
The Hon. John E. Neef,

Secretary of State :

I desire to be informed when the laws passed at the late Regular
and Special Sessions will be printed and bound, ready for distri-
bution, and why they could not have been ready for delivery at an
earlier day.

Very Respectfully,

THOS. A. HENDRICKS.

THE REASON WHY.

Indianapolis, Juiy 13, 1875.
To THE Hon. John E. ISTeff,

Secretary of State :

Dear Sir-: — In reply to your request of the 13th inst., we beg
to submit the following: Since the adjournment of the Legislature
in the middle of March, the Indianapolis Sentinel Company has
completed and delivered the following State printing:

State Agricultural Reports 336 pp. 5,000 vols.

2,000 vols.
6,000 vols.
3,000 vols.
7,000 vols.
3,200 vols.
4,500 vols.



Horticultural Report 152 pp

New School Law 160 pp

Two Volumns Documentary Journal 2,072 pp

Indiana State University Report 96 pp

House Journals (2 vols.) each 800 pp

State Normal School Re port 46 pp



Total Volumes 30,700

In addition to the above we will begin next week to deliver
10,000 volumes of 384 pages each, of the Laws of Indiana, all of
which, except the index, h now in type, and in process of binding.
We also have 5,000 copies of Geological Reports, except the index,
all in type. One tNou.- snd copies Purdye University Report, 32
pages, is now in tvpe mid delayed on account of proof reading.
The Senate Journui, 1,600 copies, (250 pages is in type) will
contain, when complete, 1,600 pages, is being delayed because the
Assistant Secretary of the Senate did not read and return the proof
promptly. Believing that the chief complaint arises from the non-
uublication of the Laws, we desire to submit the following to show



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that the present delay is neither unreasonable nor unusual. In
considering the memoranda below, please remember the Special
Session of the Legislature of this year which caused a delay of
eight days that was not experienced in the former years. In 1869,
the Laws containing only 221 pages, were delivered to counties
August 16. In 1871, they contained only 149 pages and were
delivered July 10. In 1873, they contained 328 pages and were
delivered July 7. This year the volume contains 384 pages, and in
consideration of the delay occasioned by the extra session of the
Legislature, difficulties encountered in proof reading, and the
additional matter published, we respectfully submit that as the
work is now very near completion, it has been accomplished with
more than ordinary promptness. Taking into consideration the
quantity of other work done for the State, we believe that no otiier
establishment in the State could have done it so promptly.

Respectfully yours,
INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL COMPxiNY.

I am of the opinion that much of the unnecessary delay in the
publication of the Senate and House Journals could be prevented if
the Legislature would provide that the preparing of the same for
the printer, together with the indexing and proof reading, be done
by this office, and not by the clerks of the two Houses. If such
provision was made, not only would the work be better and more
speedily done, but at one half the expense.

ENROLLMENT OF BILLS.

I desire to call the attention of your Excellency to the careless
manner in which the Enrolled Acts of the last General Assembly
were prepared. They were full of mistakes, and in some instances,
liardly intelligible, whole sections of the original acts, as passed,
were left out and had to be supplied after the bills reached this
office. It is from these Enrolled Bills that the printed laws
are copied, and are the laws on file in this office, and it is
therefore of the utmost importance that they be free from error, and
perfectly intelligible.

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS.

Sixty-three of the sixty-nine Internal Improvement Bonds, held
by the general government, which fell due on the first of last July,
were presented to the State Treasurer at that date, for payment.



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The -Board, as constituted by the act of December 12, 1872, for the
purpose of taking up and redeeming these bonds, was called
together by the Governor, and, upon examination, the bonds,
together with the coupons, were allowed, and their payment ordered.
This leaves outstanding of the old Internal Improvement Bonds,
thirty-one, six of which are held by the general government, and
are not yet due; the other twenty-five are held by parties in London,
and in all probability will be presented for payment at an early day.

THE CLAIM OF MESSRS. BRADEN & BURFOED FOR STATIONERY.

The 10th section of the Specific Appropriation Bill, passed by the
last General Assembly, provides that the long disputed claim ot
Messrs. Braden & Burford, for stationery furnished Mr. James
DeSanno, State Librarian in 1872, be referred to the Governor,
Secretary and Auditor of State, for settlement. After a full exam-
ination of the matter, they were allowed the sum of twelve hundred
and eighty-three dollars. Upon the allowance of their claim, I had
the stationery transferred to this office, and it is now in my
custody.

PUBLIC PRINTING.

The General Assembly of 1873, abolished the office of Public
Printer, and adjourned without providing any specified mode for
doing the work further than by resolution authorizing the Secretary
of State, with the advice and consent of the chairmen of the Print-
ing Committees of the two Houses, to contract with some suitable
person to do such printing as may be authorized by law, until such
time as other provision shall be made. This was done, and all
printing for the use of the General Assembly, including the Laws
and the Journals of the House and Senate for 1873, were printed
under the contract so made.

There having been no provision made for printing the annual
reports of the State officers and public institutions, for the year 1873,
the Governor, under the provisions of an act of the General Assembly
of Indiana, approved February 5, 1853, (1st vol. G. & H., p. 538,)
with the consent of the Secretary of State, received bids for doing
the printing and binding of these reports, awarding the contract to
the lowest and best responsible bidder. This contract was entered
into on the third day of November, 1873. The contract price for
doing the work having proved so favorable, in comparison with
prices formerly paid, it was deemed advisable, and to the interest of



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the State, that a new contract for printing the reports of 187.4, be
entered into with the same parties, and at the same prices. The
parties having the contract, have, so far as I have been able to dis-
cover, faithfidly performed their work, and in accordance with
their contract.

The General Assembly of 1875 (Acts R. S., p. 184,) also, by reso-
lution, authorized the Secretary of State, with the advice and consent
of the Chairman of the Printing Committees of the two Houses, to
contract with some suitable person to do such printing as may be
authorized by law, until such time as other provision shall be made
for doing the same ; and in accordance with said resolution, I con-
tracted, with the advice and consent of the Chairmen of the Com-
mittees of both Houses, for doing the needed printing for use of the
General Assembly, including the Laws and the Journals for the
House and Senate for 1875. This contract was made after exam-
ining the propositions of several publishers, and was awarded the
lowest and best responsible bidder.

At the Special Session, 1875, an act to provide for the Public
Printing and Binding, approved March 13th, was passed, organizing



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