2 ARTICLE 1.
P. L. L. (1888), art. 1, sec. 1. 1874, ch. 284. 1910, ch. 685, sec. 1 (p. 511).
1. The County Commissioners of Allegany County shall have charge
and general supervision of the almshouse of said county; shall purchase
all supplies necessary for the proper clothing, care and maintenance of
the inmates; shall purchase all implements, equipments and articles nec-
essary for farming the land thereto attached; shall erect all buildings and
make such repairs thereto and buy such furniture therefor as from time
to time may be necessary; shall levy from time to time on the assessable
property of the county such sums of money as shall be necessary for the
support of said almshouse; shall appoint at the first meeting in each year
a steward and such other officers and employees as may be necessary to
properly care for and conduct said almshouse, and the said steward shall
take charge of his office within ten days after his appointment.
P. L. L. (1888), art. 1, sec. 2. 1874, ch. 284. 1906, ch. 587.
1910, ch. 685, sec. 2 (p. 511).
2. The said County Commissioners shall have general supervision over
the said almshouse and grounds thereto attached, and over the inmates
thereof, and may prescribe and designate who shall become inmates
thereof, and the manner of conducting the affairs of such almshouse and
the officers and employees thereof shall be subject to their control, and said
County Commissioners shall meet at said almshouse at least once in each
month, shall audit the books thereof and file with the Clerk of the County
Commissioners an itemized report of receipts and expenditures for the
preceding month; and all accounts and bills against the said almshouse
shall be verified by oath of the person from whom purchased and shall be
paid by draft of the Clerk to Commissioners on the Treasurer of the
County, and shall be countersigned by the President of the Board; and
the said Commissioners and Clerk shall each receive out of the amount
levied for- said almshouse the sum of fifty dollars per year for the per-
formance of duties required of them by this Act, said sum being payable
in quarterly installments of twelve and one-half dollars each.
P. L. L. (1888), art. 1, sec. 3. 1874, ch. 284. 1910, ch. 685, sec. 3 (p. 511).
3. Said County Commissioners may bind out under indentures of
apprenticeship any minor child under their charge, dependent on said
county for support, to some manufacturer, mechanic, handicraftsman or
other person; provided, however, that if any relative claiming such child
shall give bond, with approved security in the penalty of at least five
hundred dollars, for the proper maintenance and support of said child
until it reaches the age of eighteen years, and the furnishing of reason-
Ch. 597, 1900, relating to the taxation of shares of stock of incorporated insti-
tutions of Allegany County was held invalid in Balto. City v. Allegany Co., 99 Md. 1.
Ch. 513, 1890, relating to assessment and taxation of unclaimed military lots in
Allegany and Garrett Counties was held unconstitutional in Scharf v. Tasker, 73