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ANNUAL REPORTS



Officers OF State



State of Indiana,



Administrative Officers, Trustees and Superintendents of the Several Benevo
lent and Reformatory Institutions, as Required by Law
to Be Made to the Governor,



Fiscal Year Ending October 31, 1898,



VOLUME L



BV AUTMOF=?ITV.



INDIANAPOLIS:

WM. B. BURFORU, C.KTBACTOR FCR STATK PRlNTlN.i ASP BIS.INO.

mm.



PREFACE.



STATE OF INDIANA, |

Office of Secretary of State, >■

Indianapolis, May '22, 1899. )

In accordance with the requirements of* an act, approved February :'., 1853,
(1st G. & H., p. 538), the several administrative officers of the State, and tlie
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 .SI,
1898, and the calendar year ending December 31, 1898, respectively, which have
been entered of record in the order of their reception, and delivered to the Secre-
tary of State for publication under the order of the Board of Commissioners of
Public Printing and Binding.

Six hundred copies of reports are now bound in two volumes, and issued to
the officers and persons designated by law to receive them. The usual number ol
copies of each report have also been hound in pamphlet form, and delivered to the
responsible officer or Superintendent of each Institution for distribution in such
manner as they may deem for the best interests of the State.

THOS. J. OARTEK.
Clerh Bureau PiiNir Print ill '/■



2 2 I



CONTENTS, VOL I.



Auditor of State.

Financial Report.

lusuranee Department.

Building and Loan Association Department.

Bank Departmefat.

Land Department.

Secretary of State.

Bureau of Public Printing, Binding and Stationery.

Treasurer of State.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home.

Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb.



OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF STATE.



AMERICUS C. DAILY,

Auditor of State.



WILLIAM H. HART,

Deputy Auditor of State.



FRANK MARTm,

Settlement Clerk.



CYRUS W. NEAL,

Clerk Insurance Department.

LEOPOLD G. ROTHSCHILD,

Clerk Land and Bank Departments.



THOMAS B. MILLIKAN,

State Bank Examiner.



JE:N^NIE SCOTT,
Stenographer.



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Office of Auditor of State, >

Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 25, 1898. /

To James A. Mottnt,

Governor of Indiana :

In compliance with the law providing for the annual publication of the report
of the Auditor of State, I have the honor to submit for your examination and for
the consideration of the General Assembly the following, showing the receipts and
disbursements of the State Treasury from the Ist day of November, 1897, to the
31st day of October, 1898, inclusive, and its condition at the expiration of the
fiscal year, and including, also, such other matter as, by law, I am required to
report to you.

Respectfully,

A. C. D/^ILY,

Auditor of State.



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AUDITOR^S REPORT.



The fiscal operations of the State for the two years that have
elapsed since the Legislature last convened, have been, in annual
detailed statements, published by the Auditor, and presented to
the people of Indiana as an exhibit of the receipts and dis-
bursements as shown by the records in the office of the Auditor
of State. These reports reflect a gratifying condition, one that
should be especially satisfactory to the taxpayers.

The State institutions have lived within their incomes, except
in the cases of the Northern Prison and the Indiana Reforma-
tory, and the appropriations for these institutions for main-
tenance being manifestly insufficient, the Legislature will be
asked to appropriate for the deficiency. In several instances,
unexpended appropriations at the close of fiscal years have
been covered into the Treasury. Careful business methods
very generally mark the management, supplies are bought at
competitive bids, and economy, without any taint of parsimony,
is the rule. I desire to commend the system of accountings in
itemization and original receipts that accompany the vouchers.
The identity of fiscal years has not been trenched upon, with
a result that the appropriations have been expended for the
periods and in the manner the Legislature intended. The
effect of the "Mull law" has been very marked and beneficial
in bringing the public business to a more exacting plane, and
in giving the Auditor discretionary powers in passing upon
certain expenditures.

The public debt has been reduced $1,220,000 with a saving of
$38,300 in interest. The war with Spain necessitated extraor-
dinary expenditures in the equipment and sustenance of the
volunteers called for by the general Government as Indiana's
quota. The regiments composing the militia were in Camp
Mount at Indianapolis a number of days previous to muster
into the volunteer army, and under the laws of this State were

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6

paid a larger per diem than is allowed to the soldiers in the
Federal Army. The Government authorities at "Washington
guaranteed reimbursement, not only for this very considerable
excess, but for all expenses incident to these enlistments. It
is a source of pride that Indiana was one of the first States to
respond with its quota of soldiers, substantially equipped for
the field, and paid in full to time of acceptance by the United
States. These expenses have all been paid out of the General
Fund of the Treasury upon an opinion of the Attorney-General,,
without the necessity of borrowing a dollar, and claims for
$161,961.31 up to August 19, 1898, are now in process of audit
by the Auditor for the War Department, to recompense the
State. It is the intention of the Finance Board, to apply this
reimbursement when made, and the State Debt Sinking Fund
derived from the December settlement with the different
County Treasurers, to further payments on the public debt,,
the available amount approximating $350,000.



RECOMMENDATIONS.

I respectfully recommend that the present tax levies be re-
tained. With a State tax rate of less than thirty cents on the
1100 for all purposes, Indiana is supporting all branches of
government, including educational, benevolent and penal, in a
manner superbly creditable to its citizenship, and making a
debt-paying record that is an honor to the Commonwealth.

That legislation be enacted, giving greater powers ta
assessors in the discovery of personal property. The recur-
rence of real estate assessments in 1899 is my apology for
giving a few brief facts showing the inequalities of listings of
personal property. Real estate has no bushel to hide under.
There are probably occasional undervaluations and wrongful
assessments when comparing counties of equal fertility and
improvements, but the responsibility for this is the faulty judg-
ment of men.

The increase of the value of lands in the last twenty year&
has been $65,503,740; the increase of improvements, $10,026,-
218; the increase in the value of lots has been $57,109,228; the
increase of improvements has been $81,184,175. The remark-
able showing of an official comparison of values is that in 1877



the total of personal property in Indiana was $198,333,157,
while in 1897 it was $282,082,113, an increase of only $83,648,-
956. There was a decrease in personal property values from
1891 to 1897 of $11,663,421. Corporate property, such as rail-
roads, telegraph and express companies, etc., in 1877, was
assessed at $37,760,460; in 1897, it was assessed at $161,232,-
163, or an increase of $123,471,703 ; its per cent, of the total
taxable property in 1877 was 4.53 ; in 1897, 11.56. In another
portion of this report detailed statements are printed, giving
in a most comprehensive form returns from the tax duplicates,
and which can but confirm the opinion that personal property
is not. bearing its portion of taxation. I believe if " moneys
on deposit" were listed from actual conditions rather than
faulty memories the tax duplicate would be materially in-
creased. The discrepancy between the values of diamonds and
jewelry worn by citizens of Indiana and the values on the
assessors' books is certainly very pronounced. The percent-
age in 1897 that personal values bore to the aggregate
assessment of the State was only 22; the percentage that im-
provements and lands bore that year was 42. The total of tax-
ables for 1897 was $1,295,965,056, an increase of $421,043,994
in twenty years. There should be some 'heroic legislation to
reach the taxpayer omitting to return proper personal values.

That legislation be enacted looking to the closer collection of
delinquent taxes. About ten per cent, of the taxes are
delinquent. The last Legislature increased the compensation lo
six per cent. Experience proves this has had an appreciable
stimulus in increasing collections. Too large an amount of the
taxes are permitted to remain delinquent and finally disappear
from the duplicate.

That the statute be amended so that the claims of counties
against the State, covering a longer period than six years, be
referred to the Court of Claims.

That the law be so amended that claims for services of
special judges be made a charge against the county, rather than
the State. For the year 1897 the State paid $15,440 to the
■different counties in settlement of claims for special judges.

That all receipts of State revenues be paid by the authorities
receiving to the Treasurer of State. The public interests, in
my judgment, are best subserved by the payment of all receipts



into the State Treasury and the disbursement of public moneys
only by the authority of the Legislature as expressed by spe-
cific statute or regular appropriation act.

That appropriations for maintenance and operating expenses
of State institutions be separated and that for the latter ex-
pense the custom of the appropriation' committees of the
United States Congress be adopted and the appropriation of
the officer and employe be direct, following a classification as
to the latter, according to grade and salary.

That such legislation be enacted that will require every
appropriation of public moneys to any private organization to
be specifically accounted for by itemized vouchers and receipted
bills to the Auditor of State.

That in the item of sheriffs mileage the rate be increased to
four cents a mile. Under the present law, sheriffs are com-
pelled to personally pay their expenses other than railroad fare,
thus imposing a very unjust burden on them.

The collections accruing to the State from insurance taxes
and fees show a gratifying increase. Under the law of 1895,
the ten per cent, commission to the Auditor of State was
dropped, so that the expense to the State for this department
is only the salary of |1,800 annually to the Insurance Commis-
sioner. My predecessor, during his four years' incumbency,
collected $464,249.86. The collections made during my term,
up to the present time, amount to |684,884.34, or an increase
of $220,134.48.

The fiscal year now ends on the 31st of October. In my
judgment, it would be far better for a change to be made so
that the ending would be June 30. The fiscal years of the
general government and the large majority of railroads, ex-
press companies and business enterprises conclude at that time,
it being their experience, as it would be that of the State, that
the public interests would be more largely accommodated and
better subserved.

That County Commissioners be authorized to appropriate
for the expenses of County Assessors in attending an annual
convention of County Assessors, to be held at Indianapolis.
Such a meeting was held in March, 1897, resulting in a uni-
formity of valuations and assessments very much needed in
this State.



9

I desire to acknowledge the valuable assistance given this
office by the Attorney-General, Hon. W. A. Ketcbam, during
my incumbency. The official relations of the Auditor of State
and the Attorney- General are necessarily of an intimate char-
acter, and in Mr. Ketcham this office has ever found an able,
ready and careful legal advisor.

In closing this, my last report as Auditor of State, I desire
to acknowledge the efficient and faithful services of the attaches
of the office. I am under obligations to "W. H. Hart, Deputy
Auditor of State; Frank Martin, Settlement Clerk; C. W.
Neal, Chief Insurance Department; L. G. Rothschild, Chief
Land Department; George U. Bingham, Chief Building Asso-
ciation Department, and Jennie Scott, Stenographer, for their
fidelity, and in this public manner express my appreciation
and thanks.



RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS.



STATEMENT

Showing Condensed Exhibit of the Balance in the State Treasury
by Funds, November 1, 1897 ; also the Amounts Received and
Disbursed from the Several Funds During the Fiscal Year
Ending October 31, 1898.



Amount of cash in State Treasury
November 1, 1897

General Fund

State Debt Sinking Fund

School Revenue for Tuition Fund

Permanent Endowment Fund, In-
diana University

Permanent Endowment Fund, in-
terest

College Fund, principal

College Fund, interest

Sale State lands

Unclaimed estates

Escheated estates

Swamp Land Fund

Sale University and College Fund
lands -

State Sinking Fund

Common School Fund

Excess bids, Sinking Fund

Surplus Revenue Fund

Benevolent Institution Fund

Educational Institution Fund

Sale Permanent Endowment Fund
lands



Total



>282,790 84
5,309 00

22,898 75

9,193 53

1,854 38

1,792 50

885 39

8,182 23

26,765 91

1,278 56

13,608 70



1,486
467
5,732
2,023
500
8,848
2,892



26
78
70
25
00
27
70



213 76



$396,724 51



396,724 51



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11



Receipts to All Funds During the Fiscal Year Ending October

SU 1898.



Greneral Fund


$3,596,285 19

645,678 24

387,638 09

2,239,532 59

214,984 12

8,485 00

6,475 21

34,456 40

18,693 13

246 15

27 40
25 10




Benevolent Institution Fund

State Debt Sinking Fund




School Revenue for Tuition Fund

Educational Institution Fund

College Fund




College Fund, interest




Permanent Endowment Fund,
Indiana University




Permanent Endowment Fund,
Indiana University, interest

Sales Permanent Endowment
Fund lands




Sales University and College
Fund lands




Sale State lands








Total


$1,047,198 78
811,017 83


$7,152,526 62


Less amount transfer warrants ...
Less amount advance payments....


1,858,216 61


Gives net receipts for year




$5,294,310 01



12



Disbursements from all Sources During the Fiscal Year Ending

October 31, 1898.



General Fund


$3,438,475 57

654,467 68

392,911 80

2,240,298 44

217,857 21

6,890 58

2,150 00

23,825 43

19,399 84

1,936 83

250 00

12 00




Benevolent Institution Fund

State Debt Sinking Fund




School Revenue for Tuition Fund.

Educational Institution Fund

College Fund, principal

College Fund, interest




Permanent Endowment Fund

Permanent Endowment Fund, in-
terest




Unclaimed Estates




Swamp Land Estates




Sales Permanent EndowmentFund
lands








Total disbursements


$1,047,198 78
811,017 83


$6,998,475_38


Less amount of transfer warrants ..

Less amount of advance payments

(same as receipts) .


Total





1,858,216 61


Gives net cash disbursements.


$5,140,258 77



13



RECAPITULATION.



Balance in Treasury Oct. 31, 1897
ISTet cash receipts ,



Gross receipts, including balance.
Net cash disbursements ,



Balance in Treasury Oct. 31,
1898

General Fund

Benevolent Institution Fund

State Debt Sinking Fund

School Revenue for Tuition Fund.

Educational Institution Fund

College Fund

College Fund, interest

Permanent Endowment Fund

Permanent Endowment Fund, in-
terest '.

Common School Fund

Unclaimed Estates

Swamp Land Fund

Excess bids Sinking Fund

Sales Permanent Endowment Fund
lands

Sale State lands

Surplus Revenue

Escheated Estates

Sinking Fund

Sales University and College Fund
lands



Total balance.



1396,724 51
5,294,310 01



i,140,258 77



440,600 46

58 83

35 29

22,132 90

19 61

8,127 50

470 02

19,824 50

1,147 67

5,732 70

24,829 08

13,358 70

2,023 25

459 91

8,207 33
500 00

1,278 56
467 78

1,501 66



^5,691,034 52
5,140,258 77



,775 75



550,775 75



14



STATEMENT



Showing the Receipts and Disbursements of the State Treasury by
Funds and Account for the Fiscal Year ending October 31, 1898.



EECEIPTS.



From State Revenue, current
taxes

State Revenue, delinquent

taxes

Docket fees, Circuit Court
Auditor of State, insurauce

fees and taxes

Secretary of State, incor-
poration fees

Clerk Supreme Court, fees
Clerk Appellate Court,

fees

Clerk Supreme Court, of-
fice expense

Central Hospital Insane,

earnings

Central Hospital Insane,

receipts from counties.
Northern Hospital Insane,

earning.-^

Northern Hospital Insane,

receipts from counties..
Eastern Hospital Insane,

earnings

Eastern Hospital Insane,

receipts from counties .
Southern Hospital Insane,

earnings

Southern Hospital Insane,

receipts from counties,
Deaf and Dumb Institute,

earnings

Deaf and Dumb Institute,

receipts from counties ..
Deaf and Dumb Institute

industrial proceeds

Blind Institute, earnings..
Blind Institute, receipTts

from counties



221,625


65


50,935
13,716


80
22


204,194


58


26,146
4,834


35

50


4,163


44


2


44



1,393 65
11,141 30

178 84

3,339 85

95 20

2,528 60

29 60

2,821 16

269 56

1,536 37

890 12
1 80

37 65



15



RECEIPTS— Continued.



From Blind Institute, industrial
proceeds

School for Feeble- Minded
Youth, industrial pro-
ceeds

Reform School for Girls
and Woman's Prison,
earnings

Reform School for Girls
and "Woman's Prison,
receipts from counties....

Reform School for Boys,
earnings

Reform School for Boys,
receipts from counties....

Indiana State Prison, earn-
ings

Indiana Reformatory,
maintenance

Indiana Reformatory, earn-
ings

Purdue University, U. S.
appropriation

State Soldiers' Home, gov-
ernment aid

State Soldiers' Home,
gravel

Soldiers' and Sailors' Mon-
ument, construction

Soldiers' and Sailors' Mon-
ument, earnings

Discharged prisoners

State House, delinquent
tax

Clerk Supreme Court,
tran scripts

Custodian Public Build-
i ngs, repairs

Indiana militia

Superintendent Public In-
struction, traveling ex-
penses

Teachers' certificates

Board Education



^38 3

697 10

1,665 87

17,117 61
126 25

33,198 59

48,111 35

16 50

20,761 75

24,000 00

33,038 77

8 61

11 75

3,131 85
36 65

24 44

316 59

18 00
704 13



63 00
75 00
89 69



16



KECEIPTS— Continued.



From State Board Charities

State Board Charities
Agency

Miscellaneoas receipts

Transfer warrants, Benev-
olent Institution Fund...

Transfer war-rants, State
Debt Sinking Fund

Advance payments by
counties

Board Medical Registra-
tion

Total receipts to General Fund
Less advance payments

l^et receipts to General Fund



$210 00

125 40

216 77

654,417 24

392,781 54

811,017 83

3,682 00



,596,285 19
811,017 83



2,785,267 36



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS.



TAXATION.

State Revenue Tax

Benevolent Institution Fund, tax

transfer

State Debt Sinking Fund, tax

transfer

State House Tax

Total

COLLECTION BY OFFICERS.

Circuit Court, docket fees

Auditor of State, insurance fees...
Secretary of State, incorporation

fees

Clerk Supreme Court, fees

Clerk Appellate Court, fees

Board Medical Registration

Total



;l,272,561 45

654,417 24

392,781 54
24 44



$13,716 22
204,194 58

26,146 35
4,834 59
4,163 44
3,682 00



$2,319,784 67



256,637 09



17



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS— Continued.



BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS -
ING8.

Central Hospital Insane....
Northern Hospital Insane.
Eastern Hospital Insane...
Southern Hospital Insane..
Deaf and Dumb Institute..
Blind Institute



EARN-



Total



PENAL INSTITUTIONS — EARNINGS.

Reform School for Girls and

Woman's Prison

Reform School for Boys

Indiana State Prison '.

Indiana Reformatory



Total,



RECEIPTS FROM COUNTIES — CLOTHING



Central Hospital Insane

ISTorthern Hospital Insane....

Eastern Hospital Insane

Southern Hospital Insane

Deaf and Dumb Institute

Blind Institute

Reform School for Girls

Woman's Prison

Reform School for Boys



$1,393 65


178


84


95


20


29


60


269


56


1


80



and



Total.



BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS — INDUS-
TRIAL PROCEEDS.



Deaf and Dumb Institute

Blind Institute

School Feeble-Minded Youth

Total



$1,665 87

126 25

48,111 35

20,761 75



$11,141

3,339


30

85


2,528


60


2,821

1,536

37


16
37

65


17,117
33,198


61

59



$890 12
738 23
697 10



$1,968 65



70,665 22



71,721 13



2,325 45



^— State Arc.



18



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS— Continued.



MONEYS REFUNDED TO ACCOUNTS.

Indiana Reformatory, mainten-
ance

State Soldiers' Home, gravel

Discharged prisoners

Custodian Public Buildings, re-
pairs

Indiana Militia

Superintendent Public Instruction,
traveling expense

Board Education

State Board Charities

State Board Charities Agency

Total

GOVERNMENT AND STATE INSTITUTIONS

Purdue University

State Soldiers' Home

Total

MISCELLANEOUS.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument,
construction

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument,
earnings

Clerk Supreme Court, transcripts.

Teachers' certificates

Clerk Supreme Court, office ex-
pense

Miscellaneous receipts

Total'

Advance payments by counties ...

Total

Total receipts to Genera]
Fund



$16


50


8


61


36


65


18


00


704 13


63


00


89


69


210


00


125


40



$24,000 00
33,038 77



$11 75



3,131 85

316 59

75 00

2 44

216 77




$811,017 83


3,754 40




811,017 83




$3,596,285 19



.,271 98



57,038 77



19



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS— Continued.



SCHOOL REVENUE FOR TUITION FUND.



.School Tax, current ,

School Tax, delinquent ,

School Fund, interest ,

Unclaimed Fees ,

Unexpended balance returned

School Revenue Apportionment.

Total

BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION FUND.

Current taxes

Delinquent taxes



Total

STATE DEBT SINKING FUND.

Current taxes

Delinquent taxes



Total

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FUND.

Current taxes

Delinquent taxes



Total

COLLEGE FUND.

Payment of loans

Total

COLLEGE FUND INTEREST.



"Collection of interest

Collection of interest costs

Total



,496,210 60

63,880 16

464,576 20

181 80

158 26

214,525 57



$622,603 31
23,074 93



1373,870 32
13,767 77



$207,334 81
7,649 31



$8,485 00



$6,434 81
40 40



^2,239,532 5£



645,678 24



387,638 09



214,984 12



8,485 00



6.475 21



20



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS— Continued.



PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND,
INDIANA UNIVERSITY.

Delinquent taxes


$879 90
33,576 50




Payment of loans








Total


$18,109 38

397 65

63 80

122 30


$34,456 40


PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND, INDI-
ANA UNIVERSITY, INTEREST.

Collection of interest


Interest damages

Interest costs




Interest excess of bids








Total


$27 10


18,693 13


SALES UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE
FUND LANDS.

Interest collected






Total


$25 10


27 10


SALES STATE LANDS.

Interest collected








Total


$246 15


25 10


SALES PERMANENT ENDOWMENT
FUND LANDS.

Interest collected








Total




246 15







21



DISBURSEMENTS.



GENERAL FUND.



For Governor's salary

Governor's private secreta-
ry's salary

Governor's clerk's salary

Governor's messenger's sal-
ary

Governor's office expenses

Governor's house rent

Governor's civil contingent

expense

Governor's military contin-
gent fund

Lieutenant-Governor's salary

Adjutant-General's salary

Adjutant - General's clerk's

salary

Quartermaster-General's sal-
ary

Secretary of State's salary

Secretary of State's deputy's

8 alary

Secretary of State's clerk's

salary

Secretary of State's messen-
ger's salary

Secretary of State's office ex-
penses

Secretary of State, distribu-
tion of documents

Secretary of State, distribu-
tion of court reports

Clerk Printing Bureau, salary
Auditor of State's salary...
Auditor of State's deputy...



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