TENTH YE All .
PHCENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MOKNING, XOVEAl BEIt 9, 1899.
VOL. X. NO. 175.
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
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
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
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withdrawn the southern Boer contir.- i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
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.
THE LATE ELECTION
An Endorsement of President Mckin
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
j 10,000 for supreme judge.
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
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
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 8. Chairman
Blackburn of the Democratic state
campaign committee gave out the fol
"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."
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.
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.
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
In the sixth congressional district,
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.
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
SALT LAKE MAYOR.
Salt Lake City, Nov. 8 After a hard !
fought battle Thomas( republican) for j
mayor cabled the city by a majority
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.
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.
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
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
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
! 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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Occupation of the Post of
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
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.
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
"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
"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,-
"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
" '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
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