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For drilling and equipping water-wells, the sum of one thousand dollars.

APPROVED–The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.
SAML. W. PENNY PACKER.

No. 245.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the Phoenixville Hospital, at
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of fourteen ($14,000) thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Phoenixville Hospital, at Phoenixville, Chester county, for the two fisial years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of maintenance, the sum of fourteen ($14,000) thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

APPROVED–The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.
SAML. W. PENNY PACKER.

No. 246.
AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the Benevolent Association's Home for Children, of Pottsville, Schuylkill county.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Benevolent Association's Home for Children, of Pottsville, toward the maintenance, education and support of the homeless, destitute and vagrant children in said Home, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five.

APPROVED–The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.
SAML. W. PENNY PACKER.

Wells.

Appropriation.

Appropriation. State Hospital for the Criminal Insane.

Commission.

Site.

To be approved by the Governor.

Plans.

Approval of.

Architect, superintendent, and stenographer etc.

No. 247.
AN ACT

To provide for the selection of a site and the erection of a State
Hospital for the treatment and care of the criminal insane,
to be called the State Hospital for the Criminal Insane, and
making an appropriation therefor.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a Commission
is hereby created, consisting of six persons, who shall
serve without compensation (except necessary ex-
penses), to select a site and build an institution for
the treatment and care of the criminal insane of the
Commonwealth, and such other insane patients as
are hereinafter specified; said Commission to be con-
stituted as follows: The present President pro tem-
pore of the Senate, the Honorable William C. Sproul;
the Speaker of the House of Representatives; a State
Senator, to be appointed by the President pro tempore
of the Senate; a member of the House of Representa-
tives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of
Irepresentatives; and two additional persons, to be ap-
pointed by the Governor.
Section 2. Said commissioners shall, as soon as pos-
sible after their appointment, select a tract of land
suitable for the purpose of said hospital, which shall
be accessible by railroad facilities from all parts of
the Commonwealth.
Seetion 3. The tract of land so selected shall be
good arable land, well adapted to the preservation of
the health, the occupation and maintenance of the in-
mates of said hospital, with an adequate supply of
good water, and large facilities for drainage from the
hospital buildings; and said tract of land, so selected,
and the cost thereof, shall be approved by the Gover-
nor before the purchase money shall be paid; and the
deed for the same shall be taken in the name of the
Commonwealth; but nothing herein contained shall
prevent the said commissioners from receiving a deed
to the Commonwealth, in fee, for any land donated
for the purpose aforesaid.
Section 4. The plans for said hospital shall be pre-
pared by said commissioners, and approved by the
Board of Public Charities. The buildings shall be
of the best design for the construction of such insti-
tution, and without expensive architectural adorn
ment or unduly large or costly administrative accom.
modations, and no change shall be made in said plans
of construction without the consent of the said Board
of Public Charities.
Section 5. The Commission shall have power to
select an architect and a superintendent of construc-
tion, a secretary and a stenographer, and fix and pay
their salaries from the appropriation herein made;

and may also select, and fix and pay the salaries of, such other persons, from the appropriation herein made, as they may think necessary to employ in order to secure the proper and economical construction of said buildings. Section 6. To enable the said commissioners to purchase suitable land for a site for said hospital, the sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated; to be drawn from the treasury as the same may be required, on warrants drawn by the Auditor General in the usual manner, vouchers or statements to be furnished before any warrant is issued: Provided, That so much of said appropriation of ten thousand dollars, hereby made, as may not be necessary for the purchase of said land shall revert to and be applied to the fund hereinafter appropriated for the erection of buildings for said hospital. Section 7. To enable the commissioners to commence the erection of said buildings, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so much there. of as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated, to be drawn from the Treasury as the same may be required, on warrants drawn by the Auditor General in the usual manner. Section 8. The said commissioners, upon the comple. tion of said hospital, shall surrender their trust to a board of trustees, to consist of nine members, who shall serve without compensation, and shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Said trustees shall be a body corporate, by the name and style of the State Hos. pital for the Criminal Insane. They shall manage and direct the concerns of the institution, and make all necessary by-laws and regulations, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth. Of the trustees first appointed, three shall serve for one year, three for two years, and three for three years; and at the expiration of the respective periods, the vacancies shall be filled by the Governor, by appointment for three years, as hereinbefore provided; and should any vacancy occur by death or resignation, or otherwise, of any trustee, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment as aforesaid for the unexpired term of such trustee. Section 9. The board of trustees shall appoint a competent and skilful physician, of special training and experience in the treatment and care of the insane, who shall be superintendent, and shall have charge, supervision and direction of the hospital, both professionally and otherwise. He shall nominate for appointment such and so many assistants, attendants and other employes as may be considered necessary

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Body corporate.

Terms of trustees.

Vacancies.

Superintendent.

Assistants, etc.

Steward.

Salaries.

Quarterly report.

Statement of expenses.

Transfer of patients.

Ex officio visitors.

Appropriation.

by said board of trustees; and in the absence or dis-
ability of said superintendent, the next medical officer
in rank shall perform the duties thereof. The super-
intendent, with the approval of the trustees, shall ap-
point a steward, who shall have charge under the di-
rection of said superintendent of the purchase, pro-
duction, and distribution of all supplies, under such
rules and regulations as may be established by said
trustees. The salaries of the superintendent, assist-
ants, employes and attendants of the hospital shall
be fixed by said board of trustees.
Section 10. The laws now in force relating to the
support and maintenance of the indigent insane in the
State Hospitals for the Insane, and the payment
thereof, shall apply to the State Hospital for the
Criminal Insane. -
Section 11. The trustees shall make, under oath by
their president or treasurer, a quarterly report to the
Auditor General of the State and to the Board of
Public Charities, containing an itemized statement of
the expenses of the institution during the previous
quarter; and unless such itemized report is made, and
approved by the State Board of Public Charities, Au-
ditor General and State Treasurer, the State Treas-
urer is hereby directed not to pay any more money to
said institution until such report is made and ap-
proved as aforesaid.
Section 12. Whenever the said hospital shall have
sufficient accommodations for the proper care of a
larger number of insane patients than have been com-
mitted to it, the Committee on Lunacy of the State
Board of Charities shall have authority to transfer to
said hospital patients from any other State hospital
for the insane, giving the preference in all cases to
those patients having known criminal tendencies.
Section 13. The Governor, judges of the several
courts of record of the Commonwealth, members of
the Legislature, and members of the Board of Public
Charities shall be ex officio visitors of said hospital.

APPROVED–The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.
SAM L. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 248,

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Hospital
for Injured Persons of the Bituminous and Semi-Bituminous
Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, located at Blossburg, Tioga
County.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the trustees of the State Hospital for Injured Persons of the Bituminous and Semi-Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, located at Blossburg, Tioga county, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of the maintenance of said Hospital, and care of sick and injured persons, the sum of sixteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

APPROVED–The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.
SAML. W. PENNY PACKER.

No. 249.
AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Cottage
Hospital, at Connellsville, Fayette county.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of
twenty-one thousand nine hundred and forty dollars
and fifty-three cents, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically ap-
propriated to the trustees of the State Cottage Hospi-
tal, of Connellsville, Fayette county, for the two fiscal
years beginning June first, one thousand nine hun-
dred and five, for the following purposes, namely:
For the purpose of maintenance, twenty thousand
dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For insurance, for two years, the sum of two hun-
dred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For indebtedness for painting, the sum of three hun-
dred and sixty-five dollars and fifty-three cents.
For smoothing, filling, and applying floor-dressing
to ward floors, the sum of three hundred dollars, or
so much thereof as may be necessary. -
For new kitchen floor, the sum of fifty dollars, or
so much thereof as may be necessary.
For Roentgen-ray apparatus, electrical, accessories
and suitable room, the sum of one thousand dollars,
or so much thereof as may be necessary.

APPROVED–The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.
SAM L. W. PENNY PACKER.

Maintenance.

Appropriation.

Maintenance.
Insurance.
Deficit.

Floors.

Electric.

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