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tendent shall cause the names of such persons in each such almshouse furnished as above provided for, to be entered in a book to be kept for that purpose in the office of such board, and he shall verify the correctness thereof by comparison with the books kept in such alms-house, and by personal examination of the several inmates thereof, and in any other manner the board may from time to time direct; and he shall furnish the board, in tabulated statements, on or before the second Tuesday in January, annually, the number of inmates maintained in each and all of such alms-houses during the preceding year, the number discharged, transferred to other institutions, bound out, or removed from the state, and the number who died, or left without permission, during the year, with such other particulars and information as the board may require.
§ 96. Visitation of alms-houses. The superintendent of state and alien poor shall visit and inspect each of such alms-houses at least once in each three months, and at such other times as he may deem expedient, or as the board may direct. And he shall also visit and inspect all alms-houses in which are Indians who are poor persons, at least once a year. For the purposes of all such inspections, the superintendent shall possess all the powers of a member of the board and the further powers hereinafter mentioned. The officer in charge of each and every alms-house shall give to such superintendent free access to all parts of the ground, buildings, hospitals and other arrangements connected therewith, and to every inmate thereof, and extend to him the same facilities for the inspection of such alms-house and its inmates, as is required by law to be extended to such board of commissioners; and, in default thereof, such officer shall be subject to the same penalty as if access were denied to any member of the board. Such board shall also cause each of such alms-houses to be visited periodically by some of its members, who shall examine into their condition and management, respectively, and make such report thereof to the board as may be deemed proper.
§ 97. Insane poor. If any inmate of any such alms-house becomes insane, such superintendent of state and alien poor shall cause his removal to the appropriate state hospital for the insane,
and he shall be received by the officer in charge of such hospital, and be maintained therein until duly discharged.
§ 98. Care and binding out of state poor children. Such superintendent of state and alien poor shall cause the state poor children, under sixteen years of age, unless committed with the mother as hereinbefore provided by this chapter, to be maintained and cared for at such orphan asylums in this state as he may deem proper; and the expenses thereof shall be paid by the state treasurer on the certificate of such superintendent and the warrant of the comptroller. Such superintendent, in his discretion, may bind out a state poor orphan or indigent child which may be committed to any such state alms-house, or placed in any orphan asylum, if a male child under twenty-one years, if a female under the age of eighteen, to be clerks, apprentices or servants, until such child, if a male, be twenty-one years old, or if a female, shall be eighteen years old, which binding shall be as effectual as if such child had bound himself with the consent of his parents or other legal guardian.
§ 99. Transfer to other states or countries. When any person becomes an inmate of any such alms-house, and expresses a preference to be sent to any state or country where he may have a legal settlement, or friends willing to support him or to aid in supporting him, the superintendent of state and alien poor may cause his removal to such state or country, provided, in the judgment of the superintendent, the interest of the state and the welfare of such poor person will be thereby promoted.
§ 100. Powers of superintendent of state and alien poor. The superintendent of state and alien poor shall possess and exercise the like powers, and be subject to the like duties as to the state poor as superintendents of the poor exercise and are subject to in the care and support of county poor. In the absence or illness of the superintendent such powers and duties may be performed and discharged by any person appointed by the state board of charities for such purpose.
§ 101. Indian poor persons; removal to county almshouse. Every Indian residing within this state or upon any of
the Indian reservations of this state, who is a poor person within the meaning of this chapter, shall be maintained as provided in this article. Upon application being made by such Indian poor person to the superintendent of the poor of the county where such Indian resides, or to any other officer charged with the support and relief of the poor, and on satisfactory proof being made that such Indian is a poor person as defined in this chapter, such superintendent or other officer shall by warrant, cause such Indian to be conveyed to the alms-house of the county where such Indian resides, where he shall be maintained at state expense. Immediately upon the removal of such Indian who is a poor person to such alms-house, all testimony taken and all facts relating thereto, together with a verified statement of the expenses incurred in making such removal, shall be transmitted to the state board of charities. Such board shall examine all matters relating thereto, and if satisfied that such removal was proper, and that the expenses thereof were actually and necessarily incurred, shall audit and allow the amount of such expenses, which when so audited and allowed shall be paid by the state treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the person incurring the same.
If, however, it shall appear to the satisfaction of such superintendent that the Indian poor person making application for relief is in such physical condition as to make it improper to remove him to the alms-honse, the superintendent may, subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the state board of charities, provide for the care and support of such Indian poor person, without removing him to the alms-house, and the expenses incurred in such care and support shall be paid by the state treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, upon the order and allowance thereof by the state board of charities as in cases of support of Indian poor persons in alms-houses.
§ 102. Contracts for support of Indian poor persons. The state board of charities shall from time to time, on behalf of the state, contract with the proper officers of the county within which such Indians who are poor persons reside, on such terms and for such times as it may deem proper, for the reception and support in the alms-house of such counties of such Indians who are poor
persons as may be committed thereto. Such board may establish rules and regulations for the discipline, treatment and care of such Indians and provide for their discharge. Every such contract shall be in writing and filed in the office of such board.
§ 103. Expenses for support of Indian poor persons. The expenses for the support, treatment and care of all Indians who are poor persons and shall be sent to such county alms-house pursuant to this chapter, shall be paid quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October in each year, to the treasurer of the county wherein such Indians are supported, by the state treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, but no such expenses shall be paid until an account of the number of Indians thus supported and the time that each shall have been respectively maintained shall have been rendered in due form and approved by the state board of charities.
§ 104. Duty of keepers; superintendent of state and alien poor to keep record. The keeper or principal officer in charge of such alms-house shall enter the names of all Indians committed thereto, with such particulars in relation thereto as the state board of charities may prescribe. Immediately upon the admission of any such Indian, such keeper or principal officer shall transmit by mail the names of such Indians, with the particulars herein before mentioned, to the superintendent of state and alien poor; and notice of the death, discharge or absconding of any such Indian shall in like manner be transmitted to such superintendent. Such superintendent shall cause the names of such Indians in such county alms-house to be entered in a book to be kept for that purpose in the office of such board, and he shall verify the correctness thereof by comparison with the books kept in the alms-house, by personal examination of such Indians or in such other manner as the board may direct; and he shall furnish the board in tabulated statements, annually on or before the second Tuesday in January, the number of Indians maintained in all such county alms-houses during the preceding year, the number discharged, bound out, removed from the state, and the number who died or left without permission during the year, with such other information as the board may require.
Duties of State Board of Charities; Powers of State Charities Aid Association
Section 115. Duties of the state board of charities relating to the poor.
116. Visitation and inspection of alms-house.
117. Investigations by board or
118. Alms-house construction and administration.
119. Duties of the attorney-general and district at
120. State, nonresident and alien poor.
121. Visits by the state charities aid association.
§ 115. Duties of the state board of charities relating to the poor. The state board of charities shall:
1. Investigate the condition of the poor seeking public aid and devise measures for their relief.
2. Administer the laws providing for the care, support and removal of state and alien poor and the support of Indian poor
3. Advise the officers of alms-houses in the performance of their official duties.
4. Collect statistical information in respect to the property, receipts and expenditures of all alms-houses, and the number and condition of the inmates thereof.
§ 116. Visitation and inspection of alms-house. Any commissioner or officer of the state board of charities, or any inspector duly appointed by it for that purpose, may visit and inspect any alms-house in this state. On such visits inquiry shall be made to ascertain:
1. Whether the rules and regulations of the board, in respect to such alms-house, are fully complied with.
2. Its methods of industrial, educational and moral training, if any, and whether the same are best adapted to the needs of its inmates.
3. The condition of its finances generally.