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TENTH YE All . PHCENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MOKNING, XOVEAl BEIt 9, 1899. VOL. X. NO. 175. LI CAN. cj - DARK PAGE OF WAR Illuminated Now and Then by Flashes of I'gM IF WHITE ONLY HOLDS GUT Ergtend Will Be Furnished With More Cheerful Peading Shortly After All Ail News About Lady smith is Only Conjecture Based n Hair Infelllg'ble, Scattering Dispatchis. London, Nov. 8. To the eyes of mili tary experts the darkest page of the ' sixth annual conference of the north war is now being written. But even st, southwest and central districts of that 13 illuminated with bright pas- ' the American Sunday School Union, sages, such as General White's victor- ! which began at Moody's Bible Institute ious sorties. If he can keep the Brit- today and will continue in session until ish flag flying over Ladysmith until he ! next Wednesday. is relieved the campaign will turn a Those present represent all of the fresh page and with the advance of Btates Detween the Mississipp, river and Sir Redvers Buller's forc. the British ,ne Rocky mountains and the states public is promised more cheerful read- n,)rth of the ohio river between the ing. This feeling of relief inspired by j wiFsippl river and Pennsylvania, recent good tidings is nevertheless j ' Thfl nn(W , , tlw ., , tinged by certain anxiety lest General White should again make same fatal miscalculation involving a repetition of the Nicholson's Nek disaster. Her majesty does not share this anx iety and apparently is sanguine of h:s ability to -pull through successfully. It Is asserted that she has written to Lady White expressing sympathy with her husband and assuring Lady White of her own undiminished confidence in his generalship. The purport of her let ter has been cabled to General White by the Marquis of Lansdowne. The most interesting news tonight is a dispatch from Estcourt announcing the departure of a strong force of mounted troops and artillery for a destination not given in the advices. Another message announces the arri val at Estcourt and Pietermaritzbuig within the last few days of relnforc'j- i ments from Durban, and that 3,rw'i troons are aFsemhled re:i!v f,.r an art- vance to Colenso when an opportune moment arrives. The latter dispatch throws light upon the former and the force which left Estcourt Monday h is doubtless reoc cupied Colenso and possibly is now ad vancing cautiously up the railroad to ward Ladysmith. General Joubert. latest advices would indicate, drew in his horns after Friday's engagement and has sine: j withdrawn the southern Boer contir.- i gent, leaving only outposts on the line from Ladysmith to Colenso. None of the troopships have arrived. One which it was predicted migr.t reach Caps Town at the earliest on Monday, is as yet, unannounced and even when it does arrive there, it will have three "days' steaming to reach Durban. As many as six transports with 4.5C0 troops were expected to be in Cape Town by this time, but the war office last evening issued a statement to the effect that the only arrivals at Cape Town were the Sumatra, from Durban with wounded, the Southern Cross, from Gibraltar, with mu'.es, and the collier Wenvoe. LIGHT HORSE CONTINGENT. Cape Town, Nov. 8. A corps called the South Africa light horse and com manded by an imperial officer, is being formed here. It will be 1,000 strong and will contain many Outlanders. THE PRESSURE LIGHTENED. London, Nov. 8. An air of relief was observable among British war office officials today as a result of reassuring news from Ladysmith, and the tone of the comment on war news assumed an optimism which lately has been absent, leading to the belief that in addition to the brighter prospects of the beleaguer ed garrison the war office is cheered by the news of the arrival at their destin ation of the first transports with Gen eral Bullers' army corps. LORD MAYOR'S SHOW. London, Nov. 8. Despite the rumors to the contrary there is not the slight est probability that the present excite ment in London over the war in South Africa will in any way affect or change the plans for tomorrow's celebration of lord mayor's day. The intelligent public has long looked upon the annual celebration as an idle and meaningless show, but at the same time it is a custom firmly imbedded in the hearts of Londoners by the tradi tion of ages. As long as there is a lord mayor thera will be a lord mayor's day and there- fore it is safe to assume that the popu lace will tomorrow enjoy the custom ary elaborate pageant preceding tht- in stallation of Alfred J. Newton, "citizen and fanmaker," as lord mayor of Lon don. o MAKERS OF BUTTER. Owatonna, Minn., Nov. 8. The Min nesota Butter Makers' association held the first session of its annual conven- tion here today with a large attend ance of dairy and creamery men from all parts of the state. A number of dairy experts from other states were also in attendance, the number includ ing Frank B. Blair of Chicago, Charles L. Knight, secretary of the National Dairy Union; F. A. Leighton of Iowa, and Professor T. L. Haecker of the uni versity of Minnesota. The exhibit of all kinds of creamery supplies, such as machinery for making butter, butter tubs, salt, ice-making machines, recep tacles for packing butter, etc., is the most complete ever shown in conjunc tion with a convention of the kind. The convention will close tomorrow evening with the annual election of officers. SUNDAY SCHOOL, WORKERS. Chicago, III., Nov. 8. Several hun dred men and women prominent in Sunday school work are attending the the organization's work during the past year and the discussion of plans for carrying on the work during the past year and the discussion of plans for carrying on the woric uuring the com ing year with increased vigor. o THE LATE ELECTION An Endorsement of President Mckin ley's Administration. New York, Nov. 8. Senator Chaun cey M. Depew was asked for his viev. s on the election. "I regard this elec tion as an endorsement of President McKinley's administration," he said. "It proves that the American people have absolute confidence in him to my mind, and I am not rpeaking idly. It semes me question beyond doubt, ol the next presidency. I believe that :t means that Mr. McKInley will be the nominee of the republii an party and that Mr. Bryan will again secure the democratic nomination." DEMANDS A GOLD STANDARD. New York. Nov. 8. At a meeting of the New York board of trade and transportation the following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, that we ask tne congress of the United States to enact a law establishing the gold dot- lar as the standard and measure of value and providing that bonds and notes of the United States and all pa per money including national bank notes, shall be redeemable in gold." THE VANDERBILT WILL. New York, Nov. 8. The will of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt was today submitted for probate before Probate Clerk Washburn. All the living wit nesses to the will which- was executed June IS, 1S96, and two codicils, the first of which was executed on April 24, 1897, and the second on April 4, 18S:', were present and testified to their sig natures on will and codicils. 'tripartite affair New Agreement Regarding the Man agement of Samoa. Berlin, Nov. 8. It was officially an nounced this morning that an agree ment subject to the approval of the United States had been arrived at be tween Great Britain and Germany by virtue of which the Samoa act is re pealed and the islands of Upolu, Sa vaii and the small adjacent islands fall to Gymany as free property, and the .island of Tutuila and the subsidiary islands go to the United States. Great Britain, it is added, renounces any claim to the Samoan islands. SMALLPOX AT CAPE TOWN. Brought There Probably By Refugees From the Transvaal. Cape Town, Nov. 8. Smallpox has i broken out here. The disease is sup posed to have been brought here by refugees from the Transvaal. DIED OF BLOW GIVEN YEAR AGO Caused Abscess on Conneir's Brain His Alleged Assailant Arrested. New York. Nov. 8. Richard Con nors, an iron worker, living at 425 West Fifty-third street, was arrested yesterday on the charge of having caused the death of Patrick Ford of 241 West Sixty-sixth street. Ford died ill Bellevue, on Wednesday. He and Conners had an encounter in a saloon a year ago, it is alleged, and Ford was hit in the brain. An abscess resulted. Ford was treated at an infirmary, but catching a cold on Dewey day grew worse and died. Connors says that he and Fold were very good friends. ELECTION FIGURES No Important Changes Prom Those of Tuesday Night. Only Nash's Victory Seems to Be More Sweeping-The Republican Hold on Krntutky Said to Be Chinched Gorbel's Claim. Cleveland, O., Nov. 8. Senator Hanna said, according to his advices. Nash's plurality was being greatly in creased over the figures given out last night. Under conditions existing this year, he said, he considered the vic tory won by the republicans of Ohio a I glorious one. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 8. Unofficial re turns have been received by the West ern Union Telegraph company from all the counties in Ohio with a few scat tering precincts estimated. The foot ings give Nash, repn., for governor, a plurality of 49,205. NEW JERSEY MAJORITY. New York, Nov. 8. Taking the high est candidate for county offices on each ticket in all the counties, the re publican plurality in New Jersey is well above 20,000. ' A MICHIGAN TOWN. Jackson. Mich., Nov. 8. The demo cratic state ticket headed by H. H. Longino for governor was voted solid. SOUTH DAKOTA. Aberdeen, S. D., Nov. 8. The com plete returns from the state at large ' confirm last night's estimates of a : republican majority of from 7,000 to j 10,000 for supreme judge. GOEBEL BELIEVES. Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 8. Senator Goe bel arrived here tonight and was met at the train by a crowd of enthusiastic admirers. Mr. Goebel said: "I be lieve I have been elected. In fact I know I have." - THE MORNING FIGURES. Louisville, Ky.. Nov. 8. With the re turns from all but thirteen counties some of which are unofficial and with the vote of IS97 as a basis of calcula- ' tion, at th? same ratio of Republican I gains, Taylor's plurality in the state ! figures 6,700. A majority of the miss ing counties are in the eleventh dis trict, which is largely Republican. At Republican headquarters it is still maintained that Taylor's plurality will reach 15,000. Frankfort, Ky., Nov. S. At Goebel headquarters Senator Blackburn said. 'The republicans must carry Jefferson county by over 4,500 to ".vin and our in formation is that they have failed to do this. The Democratic majority which is small, is sure and our ticket is elected." BLACKBURN'S BLUFF. Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 8. Chairman Blackburn of the Democratic state campaign committee gave out the fol lowing statement: "Goebel is elected by 3,000 or 4.000 majority on the face of the returns. If a contest is made his majority will be increased. The legislature is safe ly Democratic in both branches. There will be a Democratic majority on joint ballot of not less than twenty." IN IOWA. DesMoines, Nov. 8. Governor Shaw's plurality, which last night was figured at 52,000, is now declared to be 61,000. I' The republicans have also made gains in the lower house of the legislature, j Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 8. A com ' parison with the vote of two years ago I shows republican gains, although the vote was much lighter. Sixty-seven counties so far reported give Shaw a plurality of 40,301. In the twenty-three counties yet to be heard from, Cummins, candidate for United States senate, claims he will have a clear majority in the house and the senate will be evenly divided be tween himself and his chief opponent. Gear. PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia, Nov. 8. There was scarcely a sign of a fight in this state. ine regular repuDlicans were success- hcr wrist sprained. Mrs. Tupper suf ful by pluralities of about 3,000. only a fered injuries to the head and limbs little under the normal plurality. an,j was unconscious when picked up. REPUBLICAN GAINS. Newark. N. J.. Nov. 8. The revised returns show that the state senate stands as last year, while the assem bly has a gain of seven republicans. TURNED TO IDOLS. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. S. Additional re turns received this morning serve to emphasize the fusion victory in Nebras ka. The fusion majority will not be less than 12,000 and mav reach 18,000. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 8. Complete re turns are coming in very slowly, but enough has been received at this hour to indicate that Holcomb (fusionist) has carried the state for supreme judge by a majority ranging from 15,000 to 18,000. In the sixth congressional district, i ' where an election was held to fill a 1 vacancy caused by the death of Greene (populist), the result is likely to. be ! close, but the chances favor Neville (fu- ' sionist). The vote has been very heavy. Reese (republican) for supreme Judge, polled about the same vote as Hayward for governor last year. MARYLAND RESULT. Baltimore, Nov. 8. Democrats con trol both branches of the general as sembly, the lower house by such a de cisive majority as to make it almost unanimous and the senate by a major ity of three. Smith (democrat) for gov ernor has a majority in the state of i 11,293. SALT LAKE MAYOR. Salt Lake City, Nov. 8 After a hard ! fought battle Thomas( republican) for j mayor cabled the city by a majority of 6S6. 'FRISCO'S MAYOR. San Francisco, Nov. 8. Semi-official returns in the city, complete, show that Phelan (democrat) for mayor got 29,225, and Davis (republican) got 21,303. MASSACHUSETTS' VOTE. Boston, Nov. 8. The vote of Massa chusetts for governor complete is as follows: Crane (republican) 168,876: Paine (democrat) 103,814. The republi can plurality was 63,052. The democrats gained seven seats in the legislature. SWELLING FIGURES. Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8. Chairman Dick today revised his figures so as to claim from 55,000 to 60,000 plurality for I Judge Nash for governor and the rest of the republican state ticket, and an unusually large majority in both branches of the legislature. Cincinnati, Nov. 8. Unofficial returns from seventy-four counties in Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Lucas, Hamilton and Franklin, give Nash a plurality over McLean of 4S.973. Fourteen coun ties unreported gave Chapman (demo crat) in ISO" a plurality of 3,747. Count ing these counties the same as in 1S37, would give a republican plurality of 45,226. GAINS IN NEW YORK. New York, Nov. S. The city's entire regular democratic ticket was elected by pluralities averaging about 50,000. The republicans will have a majority of thirty in the assembly, a republican gain of six. In Kings county (Brooklyn) the dem- ocratc ticket was elected by a plural- lty averaging 14,000, except Gray (dem- ocrat) for register, who was defeated by Howe (republican) by 1G8 votes. This was due to internal strife. Practically all political interest in this city and even throughout the state is centered in the question as to wheth er or not there will be a contest made by Robert Mazet (republican) who was defeated by 400 votes by Perez M. Stew art, Tammany and the cit'"?r' ......... Luuuiaaic iui- me assembly in the nine teenth New York district. Albany, N. Y., Nov. 8. In Albany, which is normally democratic, only three democrats have been elected on the city and county tickets and the committee on council is republican. In Troy the mayor-elect is an independ ent democrat, elected to succeed Mayor Malloy, a member of the state demo cratic committee. In Rochester the republican organiza tion elected their candidate for mayor. In Amsterdam a democratic mayor is replaced by a republican. The democrats re-elected Dewitt mayor of Binghamton by a plurality of '230. ! LADY TL'PPER SERIOUSLY HURT Wife of the Canadian Leader a Victim of a Driving Accident. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nov. 8. While Lady Turper, wife of Sir Charles Tup per, bart., leader of the dominion con servative party, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stewart Tupper, were driv ing the carriage upset while turning a corner and both ladies were thrown to the pavement. Lady Tupper received an ugly cut over the left eye and had I The injuries are not considered serious ! in themselves, though the shock will b Eevt.re on T.a(,v -mni-r i nri- vanced in years. CRUSHED TO DEATH BY POLE. Bridegroom of Two Weeks Is Instantly Killed Near Mount Holly. I Hagerstown, Md., Nov. S. Edward ! Bricker was killed yesterday while as- 1 sisting in raising a telephone pole near meeting of the jail board held tonight. Mount Holly Springs. When the pole . the conduct of Warden Hall was in had been raised a few feet it slipped vestigated, and it was learned that in irum me eraso or me woi-Kmen nni leu ! , K.-ioker. He was killed instaMv. Tii, ,.. 1 s i.i uiilivci n cko uiilj Hill. n. ( ll caiS V I , and was married two weeks ago. Dur- ing the Spanish-American war ne served as a private in company G, Eighth Pennsylvania regiment. GOVERNOR FOR CUBA ' The President Preparing tO Establish Civil Rule. He Already has His Eye on a Man. The New Regime will Probably Be Set Up Before Congress Meets in December. Washington, Nov. 8. In a long ses sion of the cabinet today a number of matters relating to different depart ments were discussed. The subject of a civil government for the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico was again broached by the president. It is stated that the president is great ly anxious to establish civil govern ments In the islands. He is firmly sat isfied that the time is ripe for this, and that the people desire it. The trouble, however, is in the se lection of a man for governor of Cuba. The president believes he has a man picked out who will be just the official for Porto Rico, but he is not so confi dent as to Cuba. He believes that the place requires special . qualifications and that a man of the greatest ability and conservatism will be needed. Therefore, he is. quietly casting about for this person. When he secures the man he will make the announcement and authorize the establishment of civil government in Cuba. It is be lieved this will be done before congress meets in December, and that a full trial will be given civil government in time for congress to take action as to our duties in Cuba. TYt e nrlministrsiMon iq still r,-cei vinr 1 complaints as to the failure of the government to allow small packages from soldiers in the Philippines to come tnrougn without molestation i from the customs authorities. Every i soldier desires to send some memento home to his mother, sister or cousin, ' and he wishes to do this through mails. Under the laws he cannot the do so without paying duty, no matter how insignificant the item. The president wants to a. low the sol- diers this concession, in the belief that thcy will not abuse the privilege, but I there is still a question as to how it ' can be done. Under the postal and customs laws a package arriving in the United States from a foreign country is held by a postmaster if he has any doubt that it is of value and has evaded customs du- ties. The package is held and the person to whom it is addressed notified. When the person appears it is opened, and if the article should have paid duty, as nearly everything has to do, the post- master is in duty bound to send it to a collector for assessment. This pre vents soldiers sending small parcels through the mails other than regular mail matter. The Philippines cannot yet be legally regarded as territory of the United States, and therefore mail from the islands is officially regarded as foreign. Officials of the government fear that if the bars are once let down, all kinds of valuable articles will be sent from the islands by a few people, thus cheating the laws. Something is to be done, however, and it is expected that the postmaster general and secretary of the treasury will make some joint promulgation on the subject such as will admit packages of insignificant value free of duty. The value will have to first be decided upon by offi cers of the regiments in the islands and certified to before they will be allowed in the mails. Much of the time of the cabinet was taken tip in discussing the preliminary report of the Philippine commission, which was made to President Me- Kiniey last night. The president and cabinet are well satisfied with the re-I command, including the Twelfth, Sev port. They look upon it as having a ! enteenth and Nineteenth Infantry and special value, in view of the fact that jpart of the Fourth cavalry, is extended it was prepared and unanimously j three miles in front of Angels in a good signed by men who have no thought ' tactical position. Major Bell took Ma- of the political aspect and whose party affiliations are divided. OVER WINNIE DaVIS' GRAVE. Statuc of Grief to Be Unveiled Heroic at Richmond November D. New York, Nov. 8. George Julian Vohey, the sculptor arrived from Eu rope today, bringing the heroic statue of "Grief," which is to be placed over the grave of Miss Winnie Davis, the daughter of Jefferson Davis. The statue will be shipped to Rich mond, Va., and will be unveiled there tomorrow. o WARDEN HALL DISMISSED. Prosecution May Follow Allowing Pris- oners to Register for Election. !.,, Baltimore, Md., Nov. 8. At anoition to uie wime, iiieu 110111 nc , addition to the white men whom he i h.-.,! emitted to leave orison to reg- 1 .. . .i imn,ra,.v ISICI, liC . m iiliv-..v j j release of three negroes in order that ' they might put their names upon the j books. I Hall presented his resignation, but ! the board refused to accept it, and dis missed him. Deputy Warden Matthias I who had charge pending Hall's sus pension, was also discharged, and otner deputy wardens will , follow This afternoon the grand jury present ed Hall, and he may be sent to prison for assisting in illegal registration. To morrow afternoon the board will hold a meeting and elect his successor. 0 KILL ESCAPING SOLDIER. Under Arrest for Assaulting Comrades Bullet Through Lungs. Niagara Falls, N. Y., Nov. S. Private Simon Downer of the Forty-second in fantry'. United States volunteers, was shot and killed at Fort Niagara- today while attempting to escape from the guard. Downer was under arrest for assaulting five of his comrades with a knife. In the struggle it was thought that he had been injured, and while taking him to the pest surgeon he made an attempt to escape. He was shot through the right shoul der, the ball from a Krag-Jorgensen penetrating his lungs and coming out of his breast. Downer's home is in Wales Center, Mich. He enlisted in Cleveland. o GUNBOAT YANKTON IN THE MUD. Norfolk, Va, Nov. 8. While on her way to Lambert's Point for coal the United States yacht-gunboat Yankton, under orders to sail for Cuban waters went aground two miles from the coal pier, remaining in the mu'd for three hours. A navy yard tug was sent to her assistance. It is stated that slie was somewhat damaged, and one re port is that water was found in her bunkers. CONFEDERATE DAUGHTERS j convention of O" ganizatlon Assemb- led at Richmond Richmond, Va., Nov. 8. The general convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which opened here to- day is one of the largest in point of at- tendance ever held by the society. Among the states numerously repre- sented by delegates are Texas, Arkan- tsas, Georgia. Alabama, West Virginia, South Carolina and Mississippi. The ;.optning session was presided over by Mrs. Kate Cabell Currie of Dallas, na- tional president of the society. Reports showing a prosperous condition of the organization's affair were presented by the national officers. j Arrangements have been perfected for the unveiling tomorrow of the monuments and tablets in memory of Jefferson Davis and Miss Winnie Davis, The convention decided by unanimous vote to hold no sessions during the day and the delegates and visitors will at- tend the unveiling exercises in a body. RETURNED FROM MANILA. San Francisco, Nov. 9. The United States transport Warren, twenty-four days from Manila, arrived this after noon. IMPENDING MINING TROUBLE. Ducktown, Tenn., Nov. 8. Serious trouble is brewing here between the miners and operators of the Ducktown Sulphur Copper and Iron company. Six hundred miners are out on a strike and the company arranged to put men. in their places today. The miners are armed and guarding the mines, refus ing to allow the new men to enter. MACARTHUR'S MOVE Occupation of the Post of Macalabat. His Manila, Nov. S. General MacArthur has occupied Ma'balacat. His entire ; fcaiacat. Being ordered to reconnoiter I yesterday he located the enemy and pushed into the town, driving out two companies of the insurgents and kill- ing several Filipino officers. The Amer- icans suffered no loss. SOLVING THE MYSTERY. Skeleton Found on the Beach Probably the Remains of a Sailor. Newport News, Va., Nov. 8. An in vestigation into the finding of the skel eton in the rude pine box on the beae-h recently does not clear away the mystery. It is evident that the box has been buried in the sand for some ! years. When the body was put in the ,ox jt was ene'ased in a large canvas bp gucn as Js uged on ships fo bury. ing the dead at sea Pieces of the bag were found this morning, j It is thought that the body was . picked up in the roads and a rope at tached to tow it to shore. The bones , have been turned over to the overseer of the poor for reinterment. Stevedore Gilmor, who found the box, says it was exposed to view by the waves several years ago. Then no attention was paid to the matter. I LMDS OF ARIZONA Annual Appropriations for Mak- ing Public Surceys. WHY STILl MORE IS NEEDED The Large Immigration to the Ter ritory on Account of Undevel oped Mineral Resources Which are Just Now Claiming Extraord inary Attention Work Cut Out by the Surveyor General. Washington, Nov. 9. (Special.) The annual report of the commissioner of the general land office contained the following on Arizona: "Of the annual appropriation for surveying public lands for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1899, the sum of 10,000 was .appro priated to the district of Arizona. "Under said apportionment nine con tracts, aggregate liability J10.098. were awarded and approved. As the aggre gate liability of the nine contracts en tered into and approved exceeded the apportionment of $10,000 set aside for the district of Arizona in the sum of $98, this additional amount was set aside for Arizona out cf the reserve fund retained by this office from tlie original appropriation. "There were also three sets of special instructions (nunc pro tunc) issued dur ing the year, payable from former ap propriations. "In his annual report the surveyor general states that during the fiscal year ten townships were surveyed, in- l volving the preparation of ninety-one plats and diagrams, and accompanying transcripts of field notes embraced iu twenty-eight books. "The special deposits made by indi-, ' viduals for office work and stationery . in connection with the survey of min ' era! claims for the year ending June 30, 1S99, amounted to 3,945; mineral surveys ordered, eighty-nine; locations embraced in said order, 166, mill sites, four; mineral orders amended, twenty; mineral surveys approved, fifty; min . eral surveys pending, sixty; mineral ! plats prepared, 209; transcripts of mln.- eral surveys, notes, reports, etc.,- fifty, i "The number of miles surveyed dur ing the year aggregated 623 miles nineteen chains and thirty-nine links, and embraced an area containing 162,- S50.74 acres. "The surveyor-general estimates that the sum of 25,000 will be needed during; the fiscal year ending June 30, 1901, for the survey of the public lands. The sum of 30.000 is estimated to be needed for the survey of lands situated within the limits of railroad grants, and 5,000 for the survey of private land claims, making a total estimate of ,60.000 for surveys in the district of Arizona for the year ending June 30, 1901. "In explanation of said estimates the surveyor-general makes the following statements, viz: " 'I estimated 20,000 for survey of the public lands for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, and was awarded only 10,000 for that purpose. There are enough applications for surveys now on file to have consumed the balance of my estimate after exhausting the 10, 000 apportioned to Arizona. " 'There is a large immigration of people to Arizona on account of her valuable and almost undeveloped min eral resources. This has created a large home market for agricultural products, and made it possible for a profitable in crease in the number of people engaged in agricultural pursuits. " "The lands -..-hen irrigated are won derfully productive, but on account of the cost of transportation of farm products it does not pay to ship them a great distance, consequently until the last few years there has not been much demand for agricultural lands. The people have discovered the great local demand for mining camps, and the growing towns and cities for farm products and believing the demand will increase w ith years of development, I are now seeking surveys of the lands ! recently included in forest reservations by executive orders, seeking homes in other portions of the territory " 'There will be saveral large 'grants' : to survey during or prior to the fiscal year ending June 30, 1301. j " "I have applications on file from ' the Santa Fe Tacific Railroad com pany, formerly the Atlantic & Pacific, for the survey of thirty-two town I ships within the limits of their grant. I " 'I respectfully state that none of i the 100,000 appropriation ier act of ' irarch 2, 1S95, and made a continuous fund for such surveys has been used in the survey of such lands in Arizona, though the railroad people have re newed their application yearly since . 1S96. Some of the above named fund (Continued on Eighth Page.) . r r s.