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1.-Statement showing the condition of mining surreys and special deposits for office work in connection with the same, at the close of the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1878.

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Placer claim .....

Lost .........

Lawrence R. D. Darlington..
Whitewood

Charles Spencer et al ....
Rose lode

....do

....do.... Frank Raborg and George

Lee.
Placer claim..
Lost

Moses Pierce et al ......
... do ...

do

... do..... ...... do .... ....do .....

....do ..

....do.... James P. Welch ..
....do

.do
....do....

H. S. Ireton ... ....do ...

Bucks..

....do.... William H. Clagett et al..
....do ....
Lost and White-

obert Hawke...
wood.
Chief of the Hills Whitewood ...

Isaac W. French et al ....
lode.
Ella lode ...

A. Sullivan et al.
Durango lode .....

A. McClurg et al ...
Hidden Treasure
...do

Black Hills Gold Mining
lode.

Company.
Highland Chief lode. .....do ..

M. Cavanaugh ........
Placer claim ...... Lost

....do.... G. M. Venable et al .....

Cunningham, Dorrington

& Co.
....do

...do

....do... Robert Hawke........... ....do.

..do

....do.... .....do ........ ....do ...

..do

... W. S. Beatty and N. Lan

caster
Golden Star lode.... Whitewood... ...do.... Thomas Mallory et al ....
Placer claim ....

....do... Beard, Judd, and Thayer
..do ..
....do.

Beard, Spencer, and Hall
Fairview lode......

do

....do.... Frank J. Norton, et al....
Great Western lode ..do

J. Gibbens et al .....
Placer claim ..... Summit

Antone Grundy et al...
....do ...
Lost ...

Charles Noves et al ...
Gustin lode
Whitewood.

George A. Springer...
Placer claim
Lost...

Paul Gentges et al .....
Emma lode

Whitewood

.do. John Flaherty et al. .... Placer claim

Lost ...

...do Golden Gate Mining Co...
Father Desmet lode. Whitewood...... do.......... do
Justice lode .............do ............ do.........do

J.D. McIntyre.. June 30, 1877 Aug. 22, 1877 Sept. 29, 1877 Plats, &c., transmit.

ted to land oftice.
H. C. Rohleder.. July 13, 1877 Aug. 9, 1877 Sept. 14, 1877 Do.
...do ... July 17, 1877 Aug. 17, 1877 Sept. 9, 1877 Do.
J.D. McIntyre.. July 30, 1877

Aug. 22, 1877

Sept. 14, 1877 Do.
.do

July 30, 1877 Aug. 22. 1877 Sept. 19, 1877 Do.
....do ....
July 31, 1877

Sept. 29, 1877 Do.
....do ...... July 31, 1877 Aug. 22, 1877 Sept. 29, 1877 Do.

H. C. Rohleder .. Aug. 1, 1877 Feb. 8, 1878 Mar. 8, 1878 Do.
J. D. McIntyre..

Aug. 6,1877 Sept. 1, 1877 Oct. 9, 1877 Do.
....do ........... Aug. 8, 1877 Oct. 9, 1877 Oct. 18, 1877

H. C. Rohleder.. Aug. 8,1877 Oct. 17, 1877 Oct. 20, 1877
....do ....
Aug. 8, 1877 Oct. 17, 1877 Oct. 26, 1877

Do.
J. D. McIntyre. Aug. 13, 1877 Sept. 29, 1877 Oct. 15, 1877

Do.
....do ...

Sept. 13, 1877 Oct. 26, 1877 Nov. 8, 1877
....do ....

Sept. 18, 1877 Nov. 7, 1877 Nov. 24, 1877 Do.
William A. Hen. Sept. 24, 1877 Oct. 23, 1877 Nov. 3, 1877 Do.

drickson.
J. D. McIntyre. Sept. 25, 1877 Oct. 26, 1877 Nov. 12, 1877 Do.
....do ..

Oct. 1, 1877 Nov. 7, 1877 Nov. 30, 1877 Do.
....do
Oct. 11, 1877 Nov. 14, 1877 Dec. 7, 1877

Do.
Sept. 29, 1877 Oct. 26, 1877 Nov. 30, 1877 Do.
Thos. H. White Oct. 19, 1877 Dec. 4, 1877 Dec. 24, 1877 Do.
....do

Oct. 19, 1877 Dec. 4, 1877 Dec. 31, 1877
H. C. Rohleder.. Oct. 23, 1877 Dec. 8, 1877 Dec. 12, 1877 Do.
....do ..
Oct. 23, 1877 Dec. 8, 1877 Dec. 18, 1877

Do.
J. I. Clapp...... Nov. 10, 1877 Dec. 26, 1877 Jan. 19, 1878

Do.
.... do ...

Nov. 10, 1877 Jan. 8, 1878 Jan. 26, 1878 Do.
H. C. Rohleder.. Nov. 15, 1877 Dec. 18, 1877 Jan. 5, 1878 Do.
R. H. Kello... Nov. 20, 1877 Dec. 6, 1877 Jan. 12, 1878
J. D. McIntyre. Nov. 28, 1877 Mar. 6, 1878 Mar. 15, 1878 Do.
....do.
Nov. 28, 1877 Dec. 28, 1877

Returned for

amended survey. ....do ....... Nov. 28, 1877 Dec. 28, 1877 June 18, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit

ted to land office. ....do ........... Nov. 28, 1877 Dec. 28, 1877 June 18, 1878 Do.

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Beleher lode ... ...do ..do... ....do

....do

Nov. 28, 1877 Dec. 28, 1877 June 18, 1878 Do.
Golden Gate lode .......do ..

..do.... ....do ........

25 00 i....do. Nov. 28, 1877 Dec. 28, 1877 June 18, 1878

Do. Placer claim... ...Lost..

J. S. Anthony and G. W. H. C. Rohleder.. Dec. 6,1877 Jan. 7,1878 Mar. 5, 1878

McCawly."
..do.... W S# et al.

30 00

Dec. 17, 1877 Jan. 8, 1878 Mar. 20, 1878 Do.
Merritt lode No.1... Bear Butte... ..do... Fred T. Evans et al.

30 00 ....do.

Dec. 17, 1877 Mar. 21, 1878 May 6, 1878 Do.
Placer claim

Lost ..
..do....
30 00

Error in application

for survey.
....do ..
Whitewood.......do.. John McCrady and C. C. 30 00 J. I. Clapp ... ... Jan. 5, 1878 Feb. 1, 1878 Mar. 11, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit.
Dow.

ted to land office.
Sol Star and J. A. Harding 30 00

Feb. 7,1878 Mar. 12, 1878 Do.
...do
Deadwood....
Lewis C. Richards... 30 00 Thos. H. White. Jan. 10, 1878

Plats and field notes

not returned.
...do
Lost..
R. J. Bard and F.C. Ayres 30 00 J. D. McIntyre.. Jan. 5, 1878 Feb. 1, 1878 Mar. 25, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit-

ted to land office.
Onega lode... Whitewood...

Alpha Gold Mining Co.... 30 00 Hector Bruce ... Jan. 15, 1878 Feb. 4, 1878 Feb. 17, 1878
Bobtail lode.

John Noonan.....
30 00 R. H. Kello...... Jan. 17, 1878 Feb. 21, 1878 Mar. 29, 1878

Do.
Placer claim

...do.... James Tanner and J. Stakel 30 00 J. D. McIntyre.. Jan. 20, 1878 Mar. 6, 1878 May 6, 1 78 Do.
Marion lode.
... do... D. McLaughlin et al. ... 30 00 ... do ........... Jan. 29, 1878 May 11, 1878

Returned for

amendment.
Placer claim.

J. Werthiemer et al. ..... 30 00 J. I. Clapp ...... Feb. 1, 1878 Apr. 19, 1878 June 15, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit-
Whale lode ..

.. do
..do... F. C. Ayres et al ...

30 00 J. D. McIntyre.. Feb. 5, 1878 Mar. 22, 1878 May 20, 1878 Nevada lode ...do... J. H. Creighton ..

30 00 ... do ....

Feb. 5, 1878 Mar. 21, 1878 May 14, 1878 Do.
Placer claim.

...do
....do.... E. Welch et al ....

30 00 H. C. Rohleder.. Feb. 5 1878 Mar. 1, 1878 May 6, 1878
... do .

Lost..
....do...

30 00 Hector Bruce... Feb. 5, 1878 Feb. 23, 1878 May 6, 1878 Do.
El Refugi
Bear Butte
William Lardner et al.... 30 00 J. D. McIntyre..

May 22, 1878 Do.
Patton lode .... Whitewood.. ....do... H. E. Pickett et al.... 30 00 H. C. Rohleder.. Feb. 19, 1878 Mar. 22, 1878 June 10, 1878

Do.
90
Pecacho lode..... ....do ..

H. E. Pickett and H. F. J. D. McIntyre.. Feb. 23, 1878 Mar. 22, 1878 June 11, 1878 Do.

Hale.
Red Coat lode....... ....do

do.......... do ....

30 00 ....do ......... Feb. 23, 1878 Mar. 22, 1878

Not $500 improve

ments.
92 Wooley lode ........... do .......... ...do.......... do .......

30 00 .... do .......... Feb. 23, 1878 Mar. 22, 1878 June 5, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit

ted to land office.
Carriboo lode .... Bear Butte... ...do... William Lardner et al. ... 30 00 J. I. Clapp ...... Feb. 25, 1878 Mar. 21, 1878 May 25, 1878

Do.
Hardscrabble lode .. ...do ..
....do.... .. do .....

30 00 ....do ..

Feb. 25, 1878 Mar. 21, 1878 May 29, 1878 D.
95 A.&B. Nautilus lode and Whitewood..
M. V. Boughton and L. D. 30 00 J. D. McIntyre.. Feb. 25, 1878

Plats and field notes
mill site.
Beary.

not returned.
96
Placer claim ...
Lost...
Cunningham Dorrington 30 00 Hector Bruce... Feb. 27, 1878 Apr. 8, 1878

Returned for
et al.

amended survey.
97 .... do ....

.... do .........
O.P.T. Grantz et al ....... 30 00 Wm. L. Smith... Mar. 1, 1878 Mar. 22, 1878 June 6, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit-

ted to land office.
98 ....do .......... Summit..
C. W. Mather and J. Bil 30 00 .... do .......... Mar. 8, 1878

Plats and field notes
lings.

not returned.
Big Missouri lode... Whitewood .......do... H. Robinson and J Wer 30 00 .... do ......... Mar. 21, 1878 Apr. 10, 1878 June 10, 1878 Plats, &c., transmit-
thiemer.

ted to land office.
100
May Booth lode .....
do.

George M. Johnson et al .. 30 00 H. C. Rohleder .. Mar. 26, 1878 May 6, 1878 June 20, 1878 Do. 101 Buckeye lode No.1....

H. C. Waite et al.

30 00

Mar. 28, 1878 June 6, 1878 102 Buckeye lode No.2..

do...

30 00 ....do

| Mar. 28, 1878 June 6, 1878 103 Woodpecker lode ...

. do .....do .

30 00....do ...

Mar. 28, 1878 June 6, 1878 104 Mammoth lode ....

... H. P. Bennett et al ...... 00 Hector Bruce... Apr. 3, 1878 | May 11, 1878

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Wm. L. Smith... May 1, 1878
J. D. McIntyre.. May 1, 1878
....do .......... May 6, 1878 June 7, 1878
Thos. H. White.. May 16, 1878 June 7, 1878
J. D. McIntyre.. May 22, 1878

May 22, 1878

May 22, 1878
..do.

May 24, 1878
....do ....

June 6, 1878
Thos. H. White.. June 6, 1878 June 24, 1878
J. D. McIntyre.. June 7, 1878
...........

June 7, 1878

June 13, 1878
H. C. Rohleder. June 13, 1878

do.......... June 13, 1878
J. D. McIntyre.. June 17, 1878

Golden Reef lode ... Whitewood... Lawrence John Schofield .........
Placer claim ....

.do.

...do.... C. H. McKinnis et al ...... 30 00 ...do.

..do.

Whitewood Hydraulic 30

Gold-Mining Company.
Lost ..........

...do.... John W. Allen et al ...... 30 00
....do ....

....do... J. M. Studebaker ....... 30 00
Nevada lode ........

Whitewood ... .. M. L. Conk et al. ........ 30 00
Ida mine No.2.. . do ..

do. .............

30 00
Homestake lode No.2 Gordon

...0. J. Salisbury .........

30 00
Surprise lode........
Whitewood ....do....! M. L. Conk et al...

30 00
Sam's lode ..... .... do ... ...do.... Richard Uren.......

30 00
Giant lode ...... ... do ..

....do... Samuel McMaster .... 30 00
Gold Run lode ......
....do ... ....do ... ....do .

30 00
Old Abe lode .. ...do

..do...

Old Abe Mining Company. 30 00
Alta Villa lode. .... do .

John G. McClay et al...... 30 00
Amazon lode ... .... do .

do.. ...... do .....

30 00 Placer claim ..... Lost...

..do.... Charles Noyes and Towner

Savage.
Homestake lode..... Whitewood ... ... Samuel McMaster, supt... 30
Chicago lode ...

.do..

.do C. W. Carpenter .... .. 30 00 “I X. L." lode ..........do ....

...do ... J. H. Creighton and D. 30

Rathburn.
Ellethea lode ............ do

do.... James Carney et al .......

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H.C. Rohleder .. June 17, 1878
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UNITED STATES SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Yankton, Dak., August 24, 1878.

E.-Report of the surreyor general of Nebraska.

UNITED STATES SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Plattsmouth, Nebr., August 26, 1878. Sır: As requested in your circular letter E of May 1, 1878, I have the honor to submit herewith (in duplicate) my annual report of surveying operations within this district for fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

SURVEYS. The surveys contracted for out of apportionment made to this district of general appropriation approved March 3, 1877, have been completed during fiscal year 1878. The surveys were confined to agricultural and grazing lands, which have been largely occupied by herds of cattle and ranches, and I have reliable information that there have been within the last year at least 14,000 head of cattle taken on to the unsurveyed lands in the northwestern part of this State.

OFFICE WORK. The field notes of 232 miles, 1 chain, and 69 links of standard and 470 miles, 11 chains, and 39 links of exterior township lines have been examined and approved, and diagrams (in duplicate) and transcripts of field notes made and transmitted to the department.

The field notes of 1,890 miles, 31 chains, and 19 links of subdivision lines have been examined and approved, and transcripts thereof and transcript plats (in triplicated made and transmitted to the department.

Descriptive list and plats of 36 townships have also been transmitted to the proper local land offices.

A large amount of miscellaneous work has been done during the year, embracing the usual range of subjects.

PROPOSED SURVEYS. The estimates for the surveying service in this district for fiscal year ending June 30, 1880, were prepared and transmitted July 10, 1878, in obedience to your instructions of May 1, 1878. A portion of proposed surveys have since been included in contracts for fiscal year 1879 and transmitted to you for your approval. A large portion of the proposed surveys and also of the remaining unsurveyed lands of the State are represented by my deputies and others who have knowledge of them to be good agricultural lands and well adapted to stock raising, with belts of timber of commercial value along the Niobrara River and its tributaries. With the present tide of immigration to our State and the rapidly-growing demand for the public lands by actual settlers, these lands will soon be occupied.

IMMIGRATION. The immigration to Nebraska during the past year has been greater than ever known in the history of the State. It is estimated on good authority that not less than 100.000 persons have settled within our boundaries siuce the 1st of January of this vear. They are, to a large extent, a good class of thrifty farmers, who occupy at once the public lands and commence to break up the prairie, build modest houses, plant groves of timber, and in a few years show well-cultivated, productive farms, such as it requires a lifetime to develop in many of the Eastern States.

STATISTICS OF 1877. The report of the secretary of the State agricultural society for the year 1877, prepared froin data obtained from all the counties in the State, may be of interest to the public, and I copy from it as follows: Population of the State.......

313, 841 Valne of property, real and personal..

......... $74, 453, 339 Land under cultivation ......

....acres.. 2,358, 555 Horses and mules ....

.. number.. 142, 741 Cattle ..........

434, 015 Sheep .........

99, 266 Swine......

497, 059 bushels.. 8,758, 761

802, 090

32, 817, 143 Barley ......

2, 401, 420 Oats..

5, 440, 272 Buckwheat ..

27,532 Flaxseed ...

69,018 Millet and Hungarian seed

36,936 Beans ........

2,724 Potatoes......

778,330

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10

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..do. ...do

Wheat..... Rye ....... Corn ......

iii

Turnips .......................................................

Onions .......

................... bushels.. 10,783

51,953 Apples .............

90, 750 ..................................do....

. Pears....................

830 ...................................do....

17,876 .........................................................do.... Plums ............................

768 .........................................................10.... Cherries.............................

681 ......................................do.... Grai

252, 250 Tobacco ................... 9....................................................... pounds..

............................do.... 22, 729 Broom-corn ......................

685 ............................................ tons.. Sorghum...

................. gallons.. 98, 973 Cultivated timber.............................................. acres..

58, 295

5,212

.............. miles.. The amount of products of this year will be much greater than the above.

The small grain is all harvested at this date, and is of good quality, and greatly in excess of the yield of any previous year, while the prospect for a corn crop was never better than now.

LAND SALES.

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From the following report it will be seen that Nebraska stands at the head of the list in sales of land by the various land-grant roads of the United States for the first four months of 1878, which goes to show that our State is receiving its full share of the immigration now coming westward.

Land sales of the land-grant roads of the United States for the first four months of 1878,

January, February, March, and April.

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