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more workshops, and an isolating hospital, all on such scale as will create an institution accommodating not less than two hundred boys, planned and located for easy and natural additions, as the needs of the insti. tution may demand.

Section 6. Said commissioners shall proceed to erect the said buildings, and complete the same within two years from the passage of this act, and shall make an itemized quarterly report to the Auditor General Quarterly report. of all moneys expended by them, and of the progress made in the erection of said buildings.

Section 7. The said commissioners, upon the completion of the said institution, shall surrender their trust to a Board of Trustees, to consist of nine mem Board of trustees. bers, who shall serve without compensation, and be Appointment. appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Said trustees shall be a body politic or corporate, of the name of the Thaddeus Stevens Industrial and Reform School of Pennsylvania. They shall manage and direct the affairs of the institution, and make all necessary by-laws and regulations, not inconsistent with either the provisions of the Constitution or laws of the Commonwealth. Of the trustees first appointed, three shall serve for Terms of trustees. 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, Vacancies. or otherwise, of any trustee, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment, as aforesaid, for the unexpired term of such trustee. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be ex-officio member of the board of trustees.

Section 8. There shall be received into the institution indigent orphans' boys, from the State of Pennsylvania, under the age of fourteen, whose admission Admissions. may be applied for under such regulations as the Board of Trustees may adopt. In considering such admission no preference shall be shown on account of race or color or religion. Proper provisions shall be made for giving instruction in reading, writing, Instruction. arithmetic, drawing, duties of citizenship, elementary manual training, and the elements of farming, and such other branches as may be deemed requisite for a good English education.

Section 9. The said Board of Trustees shall have authority to solicit and receive, for the use of said institution, gifts, donations, legacies, endowments, de Girts, donations, vises and conveyance of property, real or personal, that may be made, given or granted to or for the said institution, or in its name, or in the name of said Board.

legacies, etc.

Official visitors.

Section 10. The salaries of the officers, teachers and attendants of the institution shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees.

Section 11. The Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Judges of the several courts of the State, and Senators and Representatives in the Leg.

islature shall be ex-officio visitors of said institution; Inspection. and it shall be subject to inspection by the Depart

ment of Public Instruction; and an annual report of Report of Superin the conduct and management of the school shall be tendent.

made by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

APPROVED-The eleventh day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five, in the sum of $50,000. I withhold my approval from the remainder of said appropriation, for the reason that the condition of the State revenue does not justify a larger expenditure at this time.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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Making an appropriation to the Pennsylvania Training School

for Feeble-Minded Children, at Elwyn, Delaware connty,
Pennsylvania.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two
hundred and ninety thousand dollars, or so much
thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is
hereby specifically appropriated to the Pennsylvania
Training School for Feeble-Minded Children, at Elwyn,
Pennsylvania, for the two fiscal years beginning June
first, one thousand nine hundred and five, for the fol.
lowing purposes, namely:

For the purpose of maintenance, the sum of two hundred and seventy thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for each year of seren hundred and fifty children, at one hundred and eighty dollars each.

For the permanent improvements on buildings and grounds, the sum of twenty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary:

Provided, That the amount herein appropriated shall be paid in proportion to the number of indigent children, received from the various counties of the Commonwealth, at a rate of one hundred and eighty dollars each, or so much thereof as may be necessary for each child.

Provided further, That if any money appropriated for the maintenance of pupils shall remain in the treasury, on account of a decrease in the cost per

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capita, through good management, the same may be drawn for the maintenance of an extra number of pupils, whose maintenance would amount to the said balance, not exceeding the per capita rate allowed under this act.

APPROVED—The eleventh day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five, except as to the item appropriating $20,000 for permanent improve. ments on buildings and grounds. I withhold my approval from this item for the reason that the condition of the State revenue does not justify a larger appropriation at this time.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 431.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the South Mountain Camp Sana

torium, near Mont Alto, Franklin county. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of Approprlation. twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the use of the Commissioner of Forestry, for the purpose of maintenance for the South Mountain Camp Sanatorium, on the State Forest Reservation near Mont Alto, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five.

APPROVED-The eleventh day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five, in the sum of $15,000. I withhold my approval from the remainder of said appropriation, for the reason that the condition of the State revenue does not justify a larger expenditure at this time.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 432.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the Pennsylvania Academy of the

Fine Arts, of the city of Philadelphia. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of Appropriation. twenty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, of the city of Philadelphia, for the two

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fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine
hundred and five, for the purpose of maintenance; and,

Provided, The Governor of Pennsylvania be em-
powered to appoint one hundred students from the
State normal and high schools of the State of Penn-
sylvania, after a competitive examination by the said
Academy, to the schools of the Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts; said students to be appointed in
such number, per annum, as shall be agreed upon, and
each for a three years' course.

Provided also, That in case the number of students thus appointed shall fall below one hundred at any time, the Governor may, at his discretion, appoint others to the vacancies thus caused, from the list of competitive candidates.

APPROVED-The eleventh day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five, in the sum of $10,000. I withhold my approval from the remainder of said appropriation, for the reason that the condition of the State revenue does not justify a larger expenditure at this time.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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Making an appropriation to the American Philosophical Society,

held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, for
the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth
of Benjamin Franklin.

Whereas, The two hundredth anniversary of the
birth of Benjamin Franklin will occur on the seven-
teenth day of January, Anno Domini one thousand
nine hundred and six;

And whereas. By his services to the city of Phila. delphia in suggesting and promoting the first public library established in this country, the school which subsequently developed into the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Hospital, the American Philosophical Society, the formation of the first Ma. sonie lodge established in America, and other institutions of charity and learning;

By his services to Pennsylvania in the defense of its frontier against the French and Indians, in resisting the unjust claims of the proprietors, as a member of the Assembly and its Speaker, as the agent of the Colony of England, as president of the convention which framed the first Constitution for the State, and as president of the State for three consecutive terms;

By his services to all the colonies in defending their

rights and advancing their interests abroad, and as a member of the Continental Congress in promoting their development and formation into an independent nation;

By his services to the United States as a Commissioner, and subsequently as their sole Plenipotentiary at the court of France, during the revolution, under circumstances most difficult and discouraging, which were of decisive benefit and effect in establishing the Independence of the United States, and as a delegate from Pennsylvania to the convention which framed the Constitution of the United States; and,

By his contributions to knowledge, through his discoveries in electrical and other sciences, he earned the grateful remembrance of the people of this State, and it is proper that the approaching bicentenary of his birth should be appropriately celebrated, therefore:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of thirty- Appropriation. five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, to defray the expenses of the proposed celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin.

APPROVED—The eleventh day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five, in the sum of $20,000. I withhold my approval from the remainder . of said appropriation, for the reason that the condition of the State revenue does not justify a larger expenditure at this time.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 431,

AN ACT
Making an appropriation to the Academy of Natural Sciences, of

Philadelphia. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of fifty Appropriation. ($50,600) thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated to the Academy of Natural Sciences, of Philadelphia, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five, for the following purposes, namely: For the erection of a new building, and the alteration amounting to almost a new structure for the housing of the great natural history library, and to exhibit the specimens of natural history, and to provide a lecture hall suitable for the lectures on natural history.

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