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Report of the State Hospital, at Goldsboro, N. C.,
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NOVEMBER 30, 1902, TO NOVEMBER 30, 1904.


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GOLDSBORO, N. C., December 8, 1904.

To His Excellency, CHARLES B. AYCOCK, Governor:

        As chairman of the Board of Directors of the State Hospital at Goldsboro, I again respectfully submit our report for your consideration. The report of Dr. J. F. Miller has been carefully considered and approved by your Board of Directors, and it is gratifying to us, and doubtless to yourself and to the public at large, to note his efficient and economic management of this large State charity. I especially call your attention to the fact that a first-class cold-storage and ice factory has been installed the past year without an appropriation by the State, but from money made by the industrial enterprises of the Hospital.

        Your attention is also respectfully invited to the recommendation of the Superintendent for an annual appropriation of $60,000 for maintenance and repairs, and $40,000 as a special appropriation for a building and its furnishings for female patients, for an eighty-horse-power boiler and for an extension of a spur of the North Carolina Railroad from our coal bins to our boiler-house, being a distance of a little less than a half-mile. This Hospital also needs a small appropriation of about $2,500 for a building and its furnishings to care for tuberculous male patients. We sincerely hope your Excellency will approve these several recommendations, and that the approaching Legislature will fully appreciate the necessity for the same.

All of which is most respectfully submitted by
Your obedient servant,


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GOLDSBORO, N. C., December 8,1904.

Gentlemen of the Board of Directors:

        In the providence of God we are permitted to meet here to consider the affairs of this Hospital, and it is my pleasure and also duty to inform you of its present condition and all things appertaining thereto which you as its guardians should know. This report is for the biennial period dating from November 30, 1902, to November 30, 1904, and includes, of course, the report I made to you in December, 1903. At the beginning of this biennial period there were on the rolls of this Hospital 481 patients--198 males and 283 females. During that period we have received 273 patients--113 males and 160 females. Total under treatment, 754. Daily average population, 521 35-100. Discharged during 1903-'04, 225 patients; as recovered, 89; as improved, 9; as unimproved, 1. Died, 120. Remaining December 1, 1904, 529--220 males and 309 females. Percentage of cures on admission, 32 95-100; percentage of deaths on number treated, 9 51-100.

        I regret that the professional work of the past two years in its results has not been altogether so satisfactory as usual, and yet the medical staff of the Hospital has never been more faithful and conscientious in the discharge of duty, and probably never ever so laborious in consequence of increased amount of sickness during a portion of the period embraced by this report, especially during an epidemic of a malignant form of dysentery which swept through our Hospital during the months of April and May, 1903.

        Tuberculosis continues to do its deadly work, and has claimed for its victims about twenty-eight per cent. of those

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who have died during the period. I will state for your information that the epidemic of dysentery was confined to our female population, and hence we judged that the cause was inside the building, but we knew not how nor where, unless it was on the walls of the building; so we proceeded to remove all the accumulated whitewash on the walls of rooms and corridors throughout every building occupied by females. This was almost a Herculean task, and the walls afterwards were treated to a coat of whitewash and bichloride of mercury.

        I am glad to state that we have had no epidemic during the past twelve months and, with the exception of tuberculosis, the health of the Hospital has been good. In consequence of the character of our population, we cannot reasonably hope for a favorable comparison with results of hospitals for the white people, yet our mortality is much less than what obtains in most Southern hospitals among a population of like character as ours. Hoffman, who has spent years in laborious research and has written a book on the negro race, presents a wealth of statistics, nowhere else to be found, demonstrating the fact that under every condition the Caucasian is a stronger race than the negro, more resisting to the encroachments of disease and less yielding to its destructive influences; and hence, under like conditions, the mortality everywhere is much greater among the colored than the white population. These tests have been made both in civil and military life, in cities and armies of many countries.

        The Legislature of 1899 appropriated $50,000 for enlargements of this Hospital, but unfortunately the Treasury was so depleted by other demands that the Hospital received but $20,000 of the amount appropriated. The building erected with this money was intended for the accommodation of male patients, but we have been compelled to place female patients on the second floor of this building. Believing that the Legislature of 1901 would make provision for supplying this Hospital with the remaining $30,000 due, we began receiving

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every worthy patient who applied for admission, and we soon filled the new building with a hundred and fifty admissions for the year, since which time our wards have been crowded, and a large number of worthy applicants have been refused for want of room.

        An impression has been made on the minds of some people of intelligence that the State of North Carolina is doing more in the way of caring for the negro insane than the whites. This is a great mistake. The negro population, approximately is one-third of the white population, and yet the State has expended for buildings and other equipments for the care of her colored insane but little more than one-sixth as much as for the care of the white insane. If, with this comparatively small appropriation, there is proportionately a larger number of colored insane cared for, it shows on the part of the Board of Directors for the colored a wise and economical business management rather than large appropriations by the State. Our buildings are inexpensive, but neat, substantial and well adapted for the purposes of their construction.

        In this connection I will remark that the State of Virginia has a colored population about the same as North Carolina, and is now caring for more than twice as many as can be cared for in the State Hospital at Goldsboro. In view of the number of applications that have come to this office and that have been rejected the past two years for want of room, I am sure that if we had accommodations we could readily add to our population one hundred patients within the next twelve months. Such provision ought to be made, and I indulge the hope that it will be made by the incoming Legislature.


        At our meeting in April, 1903, it was determined to change the closets on that part of the female wards where it was impossible to properly ventilate them, these being three in number--each of the three stories of the building. This

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change gives us five additional beds and largely repays the money expended in constructing the closets. For years we have been asking the Legislature for an appropriation to erect separate buildings as a means of dissociating our tubercular cases from other patients. So far as our females are concerned, we have solved this problem for the present at a cost of about $350 by connecting the northwestern end of Vance Hall to the, small brick building, the second story of which has been heretofore occupied as a sleeping apartment for a number of outside employees. The connection is made by means of an iron bridge, which serves also as a solarium for the class of patients who occupy this small building, which is fitted also with closet and bath-room and properly heated. It will accommodate five or six patients, and is a neat, well-ventilated little home for this class of patients. Our carriage and buggy house for years has been a mere makeshift, and it was deemed wise to reconstruct and enlarge so as to make it capable of accommodating all of our vehicles.

        During the past year, by and with the consent of our Executive Committee, a tenement-house was erected and is situated on the public road opposite our Hospital building. You will also observe, doubtless with approving eyes, our reconstructed front steps and walk, a change which has long been needed, and adds much to the appearance of the State's property and also contributes to the comfort of all who visit the Hospital.

        Two of our iron smoke-stacks became disabled during the storm of September, and the third one would doubtless in the near future become disabled by long use, and, realizing the necessity of a more permanent stack, by conferring with the Executive Committee it was determined to be a proper and wise thing to erect a brick stack sufficiently commodious for present and future needs. This improvement cost $1,128. All the common labor was furnished by the Hospital.

        Our kitchen was built when there were less than an hundred patients in the Hospital, and it was a matter of necessity to

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enlarge the building, but upon examination the walls were ascertained to be but nine inches thick; so your Executive Committee, with the advice of the architect, deemed it best to remove the building and build de novo using the brick of the old building in reconstructing. You will observe that we have a building 97 feet long, 30 feet wide and three stories high, with stone steps and slate roof. We have also thoroughly equipped the kitchen with what additional furniture was necessary. The first floor of this building is used as a kitchen and also a bakery and a small intervening room for storing wood. The second story is for an associate dining-room, and a room cut off as a store-room for female patients. The third story has a large room which will serve as an assembly-room, and has also a room cut off to be used as a storeroom for males. I hope you will inspect this building very closely, believing you will find it very substantially built and well adapted for its several purposes.

        The State made no special appropriation for any of these improvements, but they represent the economy and good business management of your administration, which should find an expression of appreciation from the tax-payers of the State.

        This completes the short recital of improvements for the past two years with the exception of a thousand and one minor repairs in the engineer's department and by our carpenter.

        At our last December meeting it was my pleasure to inform you that this Hospital had on hand funds sufficient to erect a cold-storage plant, and also machinery to manufacture ice quite sufficient for the use of this Hospital for years to come. According to law, this fund not being contributed by the State, was entirely subject to your commands, and you had a right to use it for whatever purpose your judgment deemed best for the institution. Having failed, after repeated efforts, to secure an appropriation from the Legislature for a cold storage and ice plant for this Hospital, and believing that

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future efforts would meet with like failure, and believing further that such a plant was a necessity for an institution like this, you will remember that I recommended and advised your honorable body to use this special fund for the purpose above indicated. This money was the accumulation of the savings of several years in the manufacture of brick and in trucking by our Hospital force, and did not represent the gross but net proceeds of brick-yard and farm, and the amount was $3,511.76. I will state, that the cold-storage plant and ice factory have been duly installed, and works to our satisfaction. We believe it to be first-class in every respect, and cost $3,500. Thus, you will observe that without a special appropriation, nor by savings of money appropriated by the Legislature for any purpose, you have a $3,500 cold storage and ice plant installed in the institution over which you are the Directors.

        For a more detailed statement of the cost of the several improvements the past two years I respectfully refer you to the report of our Steward.


        In consequence of advancing years and feeble health, our Matron for twenty years or more, Mrs. E. J. A. Smith, retired from the service of this institution, which she had so long and faithfully served.

        Legislative enactments pertaining to the government of hospitals for the insane, at the session of 1899, made the retention of the office of Matron contingent upon the wishes of the Board of Directors, and in pursuance of this law, at our last December meeting it was ordered that the office of Matron be abolished for the time at least and the duties thereof be performed by a housekeeper and storekeeper jointly. Mrs. Victoria Bryan, our former seamstress, was made housekeeper, and she performs all the in-door duties of our former Matron, together with daily visits to the wards, male and

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female. Miss Mollie Kennedy, our former chief laundress, was appointed storekeeper, and she performs all the outside duties heretofore performed by the Matron, including daily visits to the dining-rooms of the patients.

        By consent of the Executive Committee, each of these employees receive $17.50 per month. Miss Martha Newell who has long served as assistant seamstress, was made seamstress, at a salary of $15 per month, without board, and our former female supervisor was made her assistant.

        While these changes required one additional employee, there is no additional expense to the Hospital, and the changes result in more efficient and satisfactory service.

        During the past two years, and especially during the past year, have had a great many changes in our Hospital force, and your Superintendent has had some difficulty in securing desirable employees in their stead. The successful management of an hospital for the insane largely depends upon the efficiency of employees who are concerned in their care, and when several such resign in close succession the worry and embarrassment of the Superintendent may be imagined. Such has been the conditions here during the past year. The present demands for labor are so great and wages having advanced, there comes to this office but few applications for ward service, especially from females. In other years my file was kept full of applications, but now there is not one on file from a female. With a knowledge of wages that obtain in nearly all the hospitals of this country, I will state for your information that the wage schedule in this Hospital is the lowest in most respects of any in this country, and I respectfully ask, your careful consideration of this question.


        As already intimated, we need a building for the of 140 female patients, which will cost, by a very conservative estimate, $35,000, besides about $3,000 for furniture.

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Between thirty and forty females are now accommodated in one of our male buildings, and about twenty are accommodated in a room over our boiler-house. There is on file in this office a large number of applications for admission, but who cannot be admitted for want of room. At least sixty of this number ought to be admitted at once. You will thus see from these statements how imperative and urgent are our needs for more room.

        In view of the above facts, and of the further fact that the Legislature four years ago recognized the necessity of giving this Hospital $30,000 for the erection of a building for the accommodation of female patients, I respectfully submit it is scarcely conceivable that the amount now asked for will be withheld. The plans and drawings for this building have been prepared by our engineer and architect, Mr. W. J. Matthews, and are offered for your examination and, if needs be, correction. We need an eighty-horse-power boiler, which, in position and set for use, will cost about $1,200. I again renew my request for a building with proper equipments for tuberculous male patients, which will cost about $2,500. For many years we have needed a spur from the North Carolina Railroad, opposite this Hospital, to our boiler-house, a distance of half a mile. The ground has been surveyed by a competent civil engineer, and his estimate of cost, exclusive of common labor furnished by the Hospital, will be $3,000. We will need sixty thousand dollars for maintenance and repairs of the Hospital for the year 1905; and if our new building for females is to be erected and prepared for occupancy the present fiscal year, we will need $65,000 for maintenance and repairs for the year 1906.

        I again respectfully submit for your consideration the statement that these estimates are very conservative, and that our requests are most reasonable.

        I again take pleasure in acknowledging the loyalty and intelligent helpfulness of my assistant physicians and all

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others who have assisted in the care and management of our humble and unfortunate population, and to commend to you the faithfulness and punctuality of our Executive Committee.

Respectfully submitted,


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TABLE No. 1.


  Males. Females. Total.
Number on roll November 30, 1902 198 283 481
Number admitted 113 160 273
Whole number treated 311 443 754
Number discharged as recovered 46 43 89
Number discharged as much improved   6 6
Number discharged as improved 4 5 9
Number discharged as unimproved   1 1
Number discharged as died 41 79 120
Whole number discharged 91 134 225
Number on roll November 30, 1904 220 309 529
General average     521.25
Percentage of cures     32.95
Percentage of deaths     9.51

TABLE No. 2.


  Males. Females. Total.
Epilepsy 3 1 4
Paresis 5   5
Tuberculosis 12 22 34
Bright's Disease 2   2
Exhaustion from chronic mania 11 13 24
Exhaustion from acute mania 1 5 6
No diagnosis   2 2
Enterocolytis 1 2 3
Dysentery   10 10
Died suddenly--no cause known 2 1 3
Pyemia 1 2 3
Apoplexy   3 3
Organic heart disease   7 7
Paralysis   1 1
Inanition   3 3
Syphilis of the brain   1 1
Pulmonary hemorrhage 1   1
Heart failure   1 1
Senility 1 1 2
Intersusception of bowel with perforation   1 1
Obstructed bowel 1   1
Abscess of lung with heart complication   1 1
Proctites   1 1
Cardiac asthma with complications   1 1
  41 79 120

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TABLE No. 3.


  Males. Females. Total
Not stated 52 80 132
Congenital 2 2 4
Menstrual   6 6
Religious excitement 13 5 18
Overstudy 2 1 3
Grief 1 7 8
Abscess of the head 1   1
Injury to head 6   6
Domestic trouble   6 6
Typhoid fever 2 2 4
Epilepsy 7 4 11
Menopause   4 4
Softening of the brain 1   1
Whiskey 7 1 8
Jealousy   2 2
Ill health 2 14 16
Pelvic trouble   6 6
Liver disease   1 1
Puerperal   7 7
Mental anxiety 2   2
Senility 1   1
La grippe 1 1 2
Brain tumor 1   1
Sunstroke 3   3
Heredity 3 2 5
Syphilis   1 1
Septicemia   1 1
Masturbation 1   1
Love affair 1 2 3
Ear trouble   1 1
Financial loss   1 1
Rheumatism   1 1
Overwork 1   1
Fright 1 1 2
Injury to foot 1   1
Ill treatment   1 1
Studying the Bible 1   1
  113 160 273

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TABLE No. 4.


  Males. Females. Total.
Acute mania 28 27 55
Mania 61 110 171
Chronic mania 1 7 8
Melancholia 4 8 12
Epilepsy 9 3 12
Paresis 1   1
Primary dementia 2 3 5
Senile dementia 6   6
Puerperal mania   2 2
Imbecility 1   1
  113 160 273

TABLE No. 5.


  Males. Females. Total.
Less than one month 40 43 83
From one to three months 19 25 44
From three to six months 12 27 39
From six to twelve months 9 19 28
From one to two years 9 12 21
From two to three years 6 12 18
From three to four years 3 5 8
From four to five years 1 5 6
From five to ten years 6 5 11
More than ten years 3 2 5
Not known 5 5 10
  113 160 270

TABLE No. 6.


  Males. Females. Total.
Single 58 62 120
Married 48 78 126
Widowed 4 18 22
Not stated 3 2 5
  113 160 273

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TABLE No. 7.


  Males. Females. Total.
Less than three months   1 1
From three to six months 7 2 9
From six to twelve months 8 12 20
From one to two years 19 21 40
From two to three years 5 3 8
From three to four years 3 1 4
From four to five years 2   2
From five to ten years 2 3 5
  46 43 89

TABLE No. 8.


  Males. Females. Total.
From one to thirty days 2 9 11
From one to three months 4 10 14
From three to six months 8 5 13
From six to nine months 1 7 8
From nine to twelve months 1 5 6
From one to two years 9 8 17
From two to three years 1 7 8
From three to four years 2 3 5
From four to five years   5 5
From five to ten years 9 11 20
From ten to twenty years 4 7 11
From twenty to twenty-five years   2 2
  41 79 120

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  1903. 1904.
Paid Medical department $ 866.50 $ 707.52
Provision department 17,021.67 14,705.65
Light department 58.86 76.41
Fuel department 9,725.48 8,403.19
Clothing department 4,204.41 2,858.80
Repairs and engineer department 5,640.17 3,824.71
Farm department 1,093.58 1,714.59
Laundry department 123.32 91.86
Ward department 1,843.87 1,232.56
Dairy department 673.00 987.21
Incidental department 1,515.70 1,178.92
Salaries and wages department 15,166.59 15,376.21
Total ordinary expenses $57,933.23 $51,557.63
Total improvements, reconstruction, etc.   7,100.06
Total expenses $57,933.23 $58,657.69



  1903. 1904.
Average number patients on roll 507 8-100 535 8-100
Average number patients present 477 511
Per capita cost for fiscal year 121.45½ 100.89
Daily per capita cost 33 1-3 27 2-3
Daily number at work 268 276 ¼



  1903. 1904.
Dec. 1. Balance on hand $   $ 66.77
Legislative appropriation 58,000.00 58,000.00
Special appropriation for deficit   591.69
Total available funds $58,000.00 $58,658.46
Nov. 30. Less vouchers paid 57,933.23 58,657.69
Dec. 1. Balance on hand $ 66.77 $ .77

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  1903. 1904.
Dec. 1. To balance on hand $ 52.33 $ 11.64
Cash received from all sources 796.02 1,103.51
Total available cash $ 848.35 $ 1,115.15
Less cash disbursements 836.71 1,088.33
Dec. 1. Balance $ 11.64 $ 26.82



  1903. 1904.
Amount paid for new dairy stock $ 140.00 $ 816.11
Sales of beef, butter, hides, sundries   643.90
Balance difference $   $ 172.21
Amount feed account 748.00 987.21
Amount labor and board 280.00 300.00
Total expenses $ 1,168.06 $ 1,459.42
Less feed on hand and sale of beef 467.03 123.70
Net cost of milk supply $ 701.03 $ 1,335.72

        Product of milk in 1903, 73,381 pounds; in 1904, 110,493 pounds. Equal to 8,363 gallons in 1903; in 1904, 12,999 gallons. Cost of milk per gallon, in 1903, 8 42-100 cents; in 1904, 10 1-15 cents.

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  1903. 1904.
Sale of brick and yard material $2,062.90 $  
Balance of Reserve Funds on hand 84.20 91.83
Balance of Trucking Funds on hand 332.15 66.43
Balance of Cotton Funds on hand 1,032.51  
Balance of Greene County account   54.00
For disinfecting corpse   2.90
For sale of cotton seed   123.60
Total amount of all funds $3,511.76 $ 338.76

        This fund has been consumed in the erection of a cold storage, the reconstruction of kitchen, dining-room and assembly hall, as per report, see page 9.


        Bales of cotton, twenty-five on storage; the sale of two horses for five bales of cotton, making total of thirty bales on storage.

Respectfully submitted,


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DR. J. F. MILLER, Superintendent:

        I hereby respectfully submit my report as Farmer for the year 1903.



24,750 pounds oats in straw, at $5 $ 123.75
18,500 pounds clover hay, at $7.50 138.75
51,750 pounds pea-vine hay, at $6.50 336.37
13,700 pounds crab-grass hay, at $6 82.20
825 bushels corn, at 60c 495.00
66,000 pounds corn forage, at $3 198.00
120 tons ensilage, at $3 360.00
4 acres cane (soiling), at $20 80.00
139 bushels wheat, at 85c 118.15
13,000 pounds wheat straw, at $4 52.00
100 bushels peas, at 60c 60.00
2,500 pounds pea hulls, at $2.50 6.25
150 bushels peanuts, at 60c 90.00
7,500 pounds peanut vines, at $5 37.50
75 bushels soja beans at $1 75,00
11,776 pounds lint cotton, at 10 ½c 1,236.48
Cotton seed sold 104.75
200 pounds seed cotton, at 3c 6.00
925 bushels potatoes, at 40c 370.00
725 gallons sorghum syrup, at 25c 181.25
25 bushels sorghum seed, at 50c 12.50
5,500 pounds pork, at 8c 440.00
Total farm products $4,603.95



220 bushels apples, at 40c $ 88.00
400 gallons vinegar, at 25c 100.00
50 gallons cider, at 20c 10.00
85 barrels cabbage, at $1 85.00
1 ½ acre collards 100.00
200 bushels spring onions, at 40c 80.00
75 bushels large onions, at 50c 37.50
63 barrels turnip salad, at $1 63.00
25 barrels spring turnips, at $1 25.00
41 barrels mustard and kale, at $1 41.00
71 bushels garden peas, at 50c 35.50

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84 bushels garden peas sold $ 116.23
224 bushels snap beans, at 50c 112.00
282 bushels snap beans sold 200.91
10 bushels lima beans at 60c 6.00
203 bushels cantaloupes at 75c 152.25
50 bushels cantaloupes sold 50.30
53 bushels strawberries, at $1.25 66.25
2,008 watermelons at 5c 100.40
56 bushels cucumbers at 50c 28.00
53 bushels squash, at 25c 13.25
23 bushels beets, at 50c 11.50
155 bushels tomatoes at 50c 77.50
25 barrels green corn, at $1 25.00
10 barrels green peas, at 75c 7.50
10 bushels radishes, at 50c 5.00
20 bushels okra, at 50c 10.00
5 bushels salsify, at 75c 3.75
400 bushels turnips, at 25c 100.00
700 bushels ruta bagas, at 25c 175.00
246 bushels Irish potatoes, at 50c 123.00
Total orchard and garden products $2,048.84



Salary of Farmer $ 480.00
Wages and board of four farm hands, at $150 600.00
Fertilizers 471.75
Seed 95.00
Purchase and repair of implements 75.00
Baskets and crates for shipping truck 35.78
Feed for eight head of team 500.00
Total expense account $2,257.53
Total farm products $4,603.95
Total orchard and garden products 2,048.84
Total products raised $6,652.79
Total expense account 2,257.53
Net receipts $4,395.26

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28,200 pounds sheaf oats, at $6 $ 169.20
1,000 pounds clover hay 7.50
10 acres clover pasture, at $5 50.00
47,000 pounds grass hay, at $5 235.00
60,000 pounds, pea-vine hay, at $6.50 390.00
73,000 pounds soja bean vines, at $2.50 182.50
300 bushels soja beans, at $1 300.00
660 bushels corn, at 70c 462.00
59,400 pounds corn forage, at $3 178.20
90 tons ensilage, at $3 270.00
4 acres cane (soiling), at $20 80.00
170 bushels wheat, at $1.15 195.50
8,750 pounds, wheat straw, at $4 35.00
10 bushels rye, at $1 10.00
1,000 pounds rye straw, at $4 4.00
71 bushels black-eye peas, at $1.25 88.75
30 bushels early peas, at $1 30.00
28 bushels unknown peas, $1 28.00
3,000 pounds pea hulls, at $2.50 7.50
100 bushels peanuts, at 75c 75.00
7,500 pounds peanut vines, at $4 30.00
13,400 pounds lint cotton, at 9c 1,206.00
Cotton seed 130.00
1,050 bushels sweet potatoes, at 40c 420.00
700 gallons sorghum syrup, at 30c 210.00
50 bushels sorghum seed, at 50c 25.00
8,500 pounds pork, at 8c 680.00
Total farm products $5,499.15



213 bushels apples, at 50c $ 106.50
8,500 heads cabbage, at 2c 170.00
1 ¼ acres collards 125.00
91 barrels turnip salad, at $1 91.00
91 barrels mustard and kale, at $1 91.00
150 bushels spring onions, at 40c 60.00
58 bushels large onions, at 50 29.00
95 bushels garden peas, at 40c 38.00
72 bushels garden peas sold 67.78
168 bushels snap beans, at 50c 84.00

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230 bushels snap beans sold $ 190.80
3 ½ bushels snap bean seed, at $3 10.50
25 bushels lima beans, at 50c 12.50
45 bushels beets, at 50c 22.50
5 bushels radishes, at 50c 2.50
500 heads lettuce, at 2c 10.00
5 bushels salsify, at 50c 2.50
5 bushels egg plant, at 50c 2.50
10 bushels pepper, at 50c 5.00
25 bushels okra at 50c 12.50
75 bushels tomatoes, at 60c 45.00
5 barrels green corn, at $1 5.00
8 barrels green peas, at 75c 6.00
25 barrels fall turnip greens, at 75c 18.75
300 bushels turnips, at 25c 75.00
400 bushels ruta bagas, at 25c 100.00
475 bushels Irish potatoes, at 60c 285.00
27 barrels Irish potatoes sold 63.58
83 bushels cucumbers, at 40c 33.20
120 bushels cantaloupes, at 50c 60.00
1,782 watermelons, at 4c 71.28
100 bushels squash, at 20c 20.00
40 bushels strawberries, at $1.50 60.00
28 crates sold 64.55
600 bunches celery, at 5c 30.00
Total orchard and garden products $2,070.94



Salary of Farmer $ 480.00
Wages and board of three farm hands, at $150 450.00
Fertilizers 610.10
Seed 100.00
Purchase and repair of implements 90.00
Feed for eight head of team 500.00
Baskets, crates and barrels for shipping truck 60.00
Total expenses of farm and garden $2,290.10
Total orchard and garden products $2,070.94
Total farm products 5,499.15
Total products raised $7,570.09
Total expenses of farm and garden 2,290.10
Net value $5,279.99

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        Three horses, 8 mules, 25 cows, 1 calf, 11 heifers, 1 bull, 1 boar, 9 sows, 36 pigs, 1 carriage, 1 surrey, 2 sets harness, 4 two-horse wagons, 1 single wagon, 4 dump-carts, 1 old cart, 3 sets wagon harness, 1 wagon single harness, 3 sets cart gear, 1 mowing machine, 1 horse rake, 1 grass scythe, 8 stub scythes, 3 grain cradles, 2 reap hooks, 1 ensilage cutter, 1 Ross feed cutter (old), 2 cutaway harrows, 1 drag harrow, 1 Iron Age harrow, 1 Iron Age cultivator, 1 grain planter, 1 cotton planter, 1 fertilizer distributor, 9 turning plows, 7 cotton plows, 4 Cotton King cultivators, 8 sets plow gear, 1 ½ dozen weeding hoes, 10 grubbing hoes, 6 shovels, 3 coal shovels, 1 dozen pitchforks, 9 long-tooth rakes, 3 garden rakes, 1 corn shelter, 1 fanning mill, 8 curry combs, 1 pair sheep shears, 1 cane mill, 1 broadcast seed sower (old), 1 spray pump, 3 axes, 4 butcher knives, 10 buckets.

        I respectfully submit the foregoing report of the work of my department for the year 1904, with an inventory of stock, implements, etc., now on hand.


November 30, 1904.

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DR. J. F. MILLER, Superintendent.

        DEAR SIR:--Please find in the following a report of the work done in the sewing-room and wards for the fiscal year ending November 30, 1904.

Respectfully submitted,


Assistant Seamstress.



  1903. 1904.
Aprons 18 84
Awnings, pairs   2
Bonnets 9 2
Blue dresses 36 62
Bed-ticks 190 135
Bolster-cases 6 6
Bodies   175
Chemise 114 504
Combination suits 32 79
Coats 56 100
Capes 20 6
Dresses 350 575
Drawers 400 317
Dish towels   76
Flannel shirts 105 328
Flannel skirts   333
Flannel dresses--lined   6
Gowns 12 30
Jackets 3  
Laundry-bag 1  
Mangle cover 1 3
Mattress-ticks   6
Milk-cloths   18
Machine covers for Engineer   4
Night-shirts 12  
Napkins hemmed 48  
Overalls 4 2
Protection-sheet 1  
Pants 460 560
Pillow-cases 140 539
Pillow-ticks 24 108

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Pillows for coffins 64 49
Quilts made and quilted 20  
Sheets 290 860
Sheets for coffins 72 49
Shirts 730 681
Skirts 175 291
Sleeved skirts 6 104
Sleeved drawers 5  
Sleeved aprons   4
Sleeves, pairs 20 2
Suspenders 90 119
Shrouds 50 32
Shirt-waists   14
Table-cloths 1 11
Table-napkins   89
Towels 500 514
Total 4,068 6,879



  1903. 1904.
Aprons 40 16
Blankets 10  
Bed-ticks 36 50
Combination suits 200 240
Coats 145 184
Drawers 825 1,215
Flour sacks 30  
Flannel shirts 200 212
Pants 1,275 1,653
Pillow-cases   42
Shirts 1,450 1,857
Sheets 75 95
Sleeves, pairs 45 26
Table-cloths 4 3
Vests 30 37
Total 4,365 5,630



  1903. 1904.
Aprons 24  
Bodies 115 178
Bonnets 80  
Chemise 103 56
Dresses 190 397
Drawers 4  

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Flannel skirts 204  
Skirts 118 446
Sheets hemmed 138 9
Quilts made and quilted 5 39
Window curtains 14 30
Total 995 1,155



Bodies 527 499
Bed-ticks 249 82
Chemise 1,410 914
Dresses 1,862 1,056
Flannel skirts 321 343
Flannel shirts 14  
Gowns 40  
Pillow-cases 290  
Sheets 390  
Totals 6,279 3,897



Garments made in sewing-room 4,068 6,879
Garments made on wards 995 1,155
Total garments made 5,063 8,034
Garments mended in sewing-room 4,365 5,630
Garments mended on wards 6,279 3,897
Total garments mended 10,644 9,527
Garments made 5,063 8,034
Garments mended 10,644 9,527
Made and mended 15,707 17,561

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DR. J. F. MILLER, Superintendent:

Respectfully submitted,


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J. F. Miller, M. D,. Superintendent $ 200.00
W. W. Faison, M. D.,* Assistant 91.67
Clara E. Jones.* Second Assistant 75.00
John Bryan, Steward 55.00
V.D. Bryan,* Housekeeper 17.50
Martha Newell, Seamstress 15.00
Sarah Utley, Assistant 10.00
W. J. Mathews, Engineer 60.00
E. F. Wade, Fireman 23.00
Dock Best, Second Fireman 23.00
John C. Brewington, Helper 15.00
Wright Jones, Watchman 20.83
Spencer Best, Carpenter 30.00
W. F. Baker, Janitor 12.00
Jesse Graham, Baker 25.00
Amos Hart, Wagoner 9.00
George Hines[,] Night Watchman 14.00
Neppie Malloy, Night Watchman 10.50
A. B. Howell, Supervisor 15.50
Arnold Vail, Attendant 15.50
Alex Whitfield, Attendant 15.50
J. R. Short, Attendant 15.50
Willie Lee, Farm Attendant 15.50
Thomas Morgan, Farm Attendant 14.00
Charles Hines, Painter 21.67
Williams Hawkins, Attendant 14.00
Oliver Badger, Attendant 14.00
Thomas Rankin, Attendant 14.00
Charles Ricks, Attendant 14.00
Sam Middleton, Attendant 14.00
George Lane, Attendant 13.50
Fred Hines, Attendant 14.50
Owen Highsmith, Attendant 13.00
Walter Evans, Attendant 13.50
Jessie Hooks, Attendant 12.00
Walter Morgan, Male Department Room Superintendent 10.50
Joe Williams, Attendant 10.50
M. E. Kennedy,* Storekeeper 17.50
Priscilla Howell, Supervisor 11.50
Penny Jones, Dining-room Superintendent 7.00

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Eliza Clark, Trained Nurse $ 20.00
Sallie Oliver, Attendant 10.50
Chloe Thompson, Attendant 10.50
Jeannette Newsom, Attendant 10.50
Elsie Badger, Attendant 10.50
Willie Freeman, Attendant 10.50
Anna Richardson, Attendant 10.50
Ella Everette, Attendant 10.50
Nettie Bunn, Attendant 10.50
Laura Middleton, Attendant 10.50
Marguerette Steet, Attendant 10.50
Luetta Atkinson, Attendant 7.50
Cara Newsom, Attendant 7.50
Sara Ham, Attendant 7.50
Mary De Vaughn, Attendant 7.50
Ada Howell, Attendant 7.50
Ellen Whitley, Attendant 7.00
Abbey Flowers, Servant 6.00
Jasper Bunn, Cook 10.00
Frank Moore, Cook 15.00
Maria Hawkins, Cook 6.00
Lillian Blaylock, Laundry Supervisor 10.00
William Hagan, Helper in Laundry 9.00
Eliza Winn, Washerwoman 7.00
Rosa Gaston, Washerwoman 6.00
Dora Atkinson, Washerwoman 6.00
Jennie McDaniels, Washerwoman 7.00
Isham Dunn, Hostler 12.00
John Alston, Dairyman 15.00
Junius Hill, Farm Hand 10.00
Bryan Edgerton, Farm Hand 8.00
Junius Lee, Farm Hand 8.00
Joshua Howell, Lot Hand 10.00
Harriet Finch, Attendant 8.50
Ellie Graham, Shoe-maker 8.00
Daniel Reid, Clerk 25.00

        Those marked thus (*) receive board, lodging and washing.