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REPORT. .

EPITOME OF ROUTINE WORK.

The tables elsewhere in this report will show, in detail, a variety of business that may be classed generally as miscellaneous. As a matter of convenience, however, for those into whose hands copies of this report may come after it is printed, and who may not care to wade through the long, and it must be admitted, dull monotony of the tables, I have prepared the following summary:

During the official year that ended October 31, 1880, there have been issued from the executive department commissions to state, judicial and county officers five hundred and eighteen; to justices of the peace, one thousand four hundred and ninety-three; to notaries public, eight hundred and forty, and twenty-four to commissioners of deeds.

There have also been issued two proclamations, eighty-one pardons, forty remissions, three commutations, four respites, seventeen swamp land patents, twelve university patents, sixty requisitions, and forty-four warrants.

All of the above acts of the executive and commissioners have been duly attested and registered in this office.

CORPORATIONS.

Of the articles of incorporation filed in this office, thirty-six are of railroads, one hundred and twelve of manufacturing and

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mining. Some of these are amendments to papers previously filed, and some are consolidations of two or more companies.

PUBLIC PRINTING.

At the special session of the General Assembly of 1875, an act to provide for the Public Printing and Binding, approved March 13, was passed, organizing a Bureau of Public Printing and Stationery, making the Governor, Auditor of State, and Secretary of State, ex-officio, Commissioners of the Public Printing and Binding, and defining their duties in regard to the same.

On the fifth day of May the Commissioners appointed the clerk of the board, and, in accordance with the law, advertised for sealed proposals for doing the work for two years from the first day of July, 1875. This contract was awarded to the Indianapolis Sentinel Company, and expired on the thirtieth day of June, 1877. The Indianapolis Journal Company was awarded the contract for two years from the first day of July, 1877, for the first and third parts, and William B. Burford for the second part. These contracts ex pired on the thiertieth day of June, 1879.

John Carlon was awarded the contract for two years from the first day of July, 1879, which will expire on the thirtieth day of June, 1881.

There has been paid, on requisitions issued through the Board of Commissioners of Printing and Stationery, from the first day of July, 1875, to the thirty-first day of December, 1880, five years and six months, for printing, binding and stationery, the sum of $98,958.49, as follows:

From July 1, 1875, to June 30, 1877, two years . . $44,091 03 From July 1, 1877, to June 30, 1879, two years .

34,662 19 From July 1, 1879, to December 31, 1880, one year and six months.

20,205 27

Total cost for five years and six months . .

$98,958 49

It will be seen from the above statement that the cost per year, for five years and six months, has been at the average rate of $17,992.44.

For the eleyen years previous to the establishment of the Bureau, there was expended for this branch of the public service $590,629.75, as follows:

For the fiscal year of 1865.
For the fiscal year of 1866
For the fiscal year of 1867 .
For the fiscal year of 1868
For the fiscal year of 1869
For the fiscal year of 1870
For the fiscal year of 1871 .
For the fiscal year of 1872 .
For the fiscal year of 1873
For the fiscal year of 1874.
For the fiscal year of 1875 .

$54,148 84 80,062 00 75,624 86 36,904 83 61,367 65 44,881 07 84,816 89 35,586 61 51,328 39 25,238 20 40,670 41

Total cost for eleven years .

$590,629 75

Average cost per year for eleven years, $53,420.88. This shows there has been a saving in the cost to the State of $35,428.44 per year, under the present system of contracting the work.

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Governor....

James D. Williams Wheatland........ Lieutenant Governor.

Isaac P. Gray

Union City. Secretary of State..

John G. Shanklin. Evansville Auditor or State..

Mahlon 1), Manson... Crawfordsville Treasurer of State...

William Fleming ......

Fort Wayne. Attorney General...

Thomas W. Woollen.. Franklin..... Superintendent Public Instruction. James H. Smart..

Fort Wayne Reporter Supreme Court....

Augustus N. Martin.. Blufftop.... Olerk Supreme Court.........

Gabriel Schmuck ..... Cannelton..

Jan. 10, 1881.
Jan. 10, 1881.
Jan. 16, 1881.
Jan. 26, 1881.
Feb. 9, 1881.
Nov. 6, 1880.
Mar. 15, 1881,
Jan. 13, 1881.
Nov. 3, 1880.

STATE OFFICERS ELECT.

Governor.........

Albert G. Porter Indianapolis.... Lieutenant Governor....

Thomas Hanna .......

Greencastle.... Secretary of State.......

Emanuel R. Hawn.... Leavenworth A uditor of State......

Edward H. Wolfe...... Rushville.... Treasurer of State..

Roswell S. Hill Attorney General......

Daniel P. Baldwin.... Logansport Superintendent Public Instruction. John M. Bloss.... Evansville.... Reporter Supreme Court......

Francis M. Dice........ Covington Clerk Supreme Court.........

Daniel Roys

Lafayette

Brazil .............

Jan., 1885. Jan., 1885. Jan. 16, 1883. Jan. 25, 1883. Feb. 9, 1883. Nov. 6, 1882. Mar. 16, 1883. Jan. 13, 1885. Nov. 3, 1884.

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Mrs. Maggie F. Peelle......
John Lee........
Simon Wile......
Frederick Hoover
John Horn
P. L. D. Mitchell..
Thomas Shea......

State Librarian....

Indianapolis........ April 1, 1881. Director State Prison North. Crawfordsville..... March 11, 1881. Director State Prison North. Laporte

March 11, 1881. Director State Prison North. Rensselart

March 11, 1881. Director State Prison South.. New Albany. Feb. 26, 1881. Director State Prison South.. Bloomington, Feb. 18, 1883. Director State Prison South.. Lexington...... Feb. 18, 1883.

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