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participating in this fund. 6. The policy of promoting and developing the livestock industry by the purchase of 2678 stallions, 1048 bulls, 12272 heifers, 2510 steers, 3738 cows. 2110 mares, 469 rams, 513 sheep, 670 horses and 67 mules at an expense of one and a half million dollars, inaugurated during the year ending June 30, 1914, has been continued by the ex penditure of a similar amount during the year ending June 30, 1915, in the purchase of 3682 horses and mules, 72 stallions and jacks, 15804 cows and heifers, 1194 bulls, and a considerable number of other miscellaneous stock. 7. The increase in the number of Indian owned stock has corres pondingly decreased the areas of grazing ranges for lease. These con ditions, together with the advanced prices of beef, mutton, and wool, great demand for horses and mules, has materially increaspd the number of bidders for Indian reservation leases and has resulted in uniformly advanced prices for grazing privileges. 8. The number of acres farmed by the Indian has been greatly increased during the last year, more than three times the amount of seed having been distributed last spring than ever before. There is now every indication that the Indian will soon become a real thing farmer and successful stockraiser. 9. The Indian Office has developed a new type of cotton of the long staple Egyptain variety which has been given the name of "Pima" after the name of the Indian reservation in Arizona on which it was raised. Approximately $1,000,000 will be realized from this production during the year. 10. The greatest efforts are being put forth to induce the Indians to take advantage of the expenditure, totaling more than $12,000,000, for irrigation construction which in the past, on several projects, have been almost unproductive. On many reservations the areas actually irrigated have been more than doubled in the year of this report. As the reimbursement to the United States of funds spent for irrigation works is being required by law almost universally, greater care has been exercised in arranging that the funds of no individual Indian be hypothecated to improve the lands of others. For this purpose and to unify and perfect irrigation accounting, an improved and complete cost-keeping system has been installed 6.