— W. S.
— Louis Werner
Institution for feeble minded youth was established at Beatrice by act of the
legislature approved March 5, 1885.
appropriation of $50,000 was made at the same time for the erection of proper
city of Beatrice donated forty acres of. land to the state.
act authorized the levying of an annual tax of one-eighth of one mill on the
dollar for the support of the institution. The legislature of 1887 did not continue this
tax, but adopted the method of appropriating from the general fund for the
support of this institution.
or guardians, if able, are expected to
furnish transportation, clothing and incidentals for the children committed to
this Institution, and counties are required to furnish for indigent or
dependent children clothing, transportation and $40 annually.
Imbecile and feeble minded youth between the
ages of five and eighteen years and who have resided in Nebraskaat least a year are entitled to
Blue Book - 1915
The Legislative Smelting Committee
Beatrice, Nebraska, February 15. -- (Special to the Herald)--The house committee on public lands and buildings, Caldwell, Majors, Larson, Potter, Fieldgrove, Home, Satell, Shepherd, Whyman, and Bring, accompanied by W. D. Waillen of the State Industrial School, spent a day here inspecting the Institution for Feeble Minded Youths.
They were accompanied to the institution by a number of prominent citizens.
The buildings and workings of the institution were inspected, Dr. Armstrong and his assistants showed the committee and visitors about, and at noon entertained them at lunch.
This afternoon the visitors were shown about the city. The vivistin committee returned to Lincoln tonight.
Saturday, February 16, 1889
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