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inent men, buildinys, public institutions, and general resources of our territory, and was ably written and illustrated, and was an advertisement that reflected great credit upon not only the Daily New Mexican, but the Territory of New Mexico in general. I attach hereto letters and other documents for your perusal.

Respectfully yours,

J. J. LEESON. Secretary and General Manager.


Bureau of Immigration.

As secretary of the Bureau of Immigration of New Mexico, I have the honor to report the work and results of the efforts of the bureau for the period from April, 1897 to January, 1899.

The amount of the appropriation per annum by the legislature is $1,000. The amount collected by the auditor and paid to the treasurer of the bureau on requisition signed by the president and secretary is shown in the accompanying statement of the treasurer.

All money's of the bureau have been disbursed by the treasurer on duplicate vouchers approved by the president and secretary. These vouchers are in the hands of the secretary and treasurer for public inspection. The secretary has been paid a salary of $75 per month and an office expense, for rent, light and fuel of $15 per month has been allowed. No allowance has been made for traveling expenses of the secretary. Members have been allowed their actual expenses in attending meetings. Expenses generally

. have been curtailed as much as practicable in order to enable the Burcau to issue as many pamphlets as possible for the Nashville and Omaha Expositions. These pamphlets have been issued in bulletin form, treating on the resources of the territory in general and especially on the subjects of climate, schools, agriculture and horticulture and mines and mining. One hundred and twentyfive thousand of these bulletins together with other miscellaneous pamphlets, have been sent to the two said expositions.

Is to measuring with accuracy the beneficial results of the Bureau's labors, it is difficult to do. The distribution at Omaha has brought many inquiries to this office, and more inquiries have been received in the last three months of 1898 than in any previous quarter.

The files of the office show one thousand and ten inquiries of which number 436 are general, 252 agricultural and colonization, 198 mining and 124 climate. Thirty-four of said inquiries are from parties representing themselves to be at the head of colonies looking for large tracts of lands; and some of the advance agents are in the territory now looking for suitable tracts. We hear of a number of inquiries from special localities and believe that the

Bureau receives less than half the communications of such class that comes to New Mexico.

The interest taken in our territory by out siders is rapidly on the increase. The hesitancy that the home-seeker usually shows in locating in our midst is caused by his not understanding the advantages of farming by irrigation. Some legislative enactments, in accordance with the report and suggestions of the Commission on Irrigation and Water Rights, would better regulate and simplify the methods of irrigation and have a tendency to satisfy the home-seeker and greatly assist the work of immigration.

In endeavoring to intelligently answer the many questions that come to this office, the Bureau finds its work unsatisfactory in the absence of statistics clothed with official stamp. Especially is this noticeable in the lack of correct data showing the mineral output. One district in 1898 produced more ore value than the whole territory is generally credited with. This is caused in many instances by the failure to make a record of the output of a mine, until it reaches the reduction works in adjoining states. In the absence of statistics it is impossible for an outsider to form a correct idea of our general wealth and resources, and the business man who is looking at us earnestly wants to see facts and figures.

Respectfully submitted for the consideration of yourself and the members of the 33rd Legislative Assembly,


Secretary. Approved: F. 1. MANZANARES, President.


Historical Society of New Mexico.

While not required by law to make a report, yet the fact that it is the receipient of funds from the territorial treasury, makes it at least proper that this society should make a report to yourself and through you to the legislature, during each session of that body.

During the past two years, the society has been carrying on its work faithfully, and with as large a measure of success as the limited resources at its command have made possible.

It continues to occupy the easterly end of the Palace building, and the rooms thus used are really not sufficient for its proper accommodation. The greatest need is that of suitable book cases to accommodate the rapidly increasing library. The departments at Washington, the officials of a number of states, and societies devoted to history, archeology, etc., both in our own land and in foreign countries, are constantly sending books of large value, for which there are no proper accommodations. This is very unfortunate, as it prevents the books being utilized; and we are anxious to remedy the difficulty as soon as we are able.

The following newspapers are generously sent to the society and the files are carefully preserved for future reference:

The Albuquerque Daily Citizen, Las Vegas Daily Optic, Raton Range, Colfax County Stockman, Silver City Independent and Lordsburg Western Liberal.

During the past two years a number of valuable gifts have been received.

1. Among these are ancient copper bell, made in New Mexico, dated 1741 and bearing the inscription in Latin "I ring forth tidings and toll for the dead," donated by Col. E. H. Bery


2. The original commission of Kit Carson as second lieutenant of mounted riflemen, dated June 9, 1817, and signed by James K. Polk, president and W. L. Marcy, secretary of war. This was sent by Mr. A. Ross, of Las Vegas, to Governor Otero, and by the latter transmitted to Hon. L. B. Prince as president of the Historical society, to be preserved and exhibited in the rooms of that institu


tion. In autograph signature of Kit Carson as Indian agent is attached to the commission.

3. I third portion of the Mural tablet of the Church of our Lady of Light, two parts of which were already in the society's

This leales but one quarter of the stone missiny. Presented by Ilon. Amado Chaves.

1. A newspaper published at Siboner, l'uba, July 10, 1898, from Capt. W. H. H. Llewellyn, of the "Rough Riders."

5. Original book of way bills of U'. S. mail stages from Santa Fe to El Paso, 1858 to 1862, with names of all passengers, presented by J. T. Newhall.

6. One hundred and fortv-seren books from ('. H. Gildersleeve and 10 books from Idolph Fischer.

Iron chain used to fasten a man to a tree in Cuba; found by Capt. Fritz Muller during the Cuban war, with the bones of the unfortunate victim.

8. This brings 11- to the most important acquisition by gift—the memorial to the late Walter C. Hadley, presented by his widow. Mr. Hadley was an enthusiastic friend of the society and one of its officers at the time of his untimely death. It was therefore very appropriate that this memorial should be placed in the rooms of the society and take a form of permanent interest and value. It consists of the collection of 2.5 Vew Mexican stone idols, being by far the finest and most important collection possessed by any public institution. They represent every type of stone idol which has been discovered, from the tall human figure, four and a half feet in height, to the globular heads and the (rude images of animals and birds. The collection is in a case appropriately inscribed and occupies a conspicuous position at the east end of the main exhibition room.

The additions by purchase have been few, owing to lack of funds. Among them are four old New Mexican copper kettles and a grate made by hand, of wrought iron.

We have obtained by great good fortune a number of very valuable books from France, by carefully examining all the French catalogues and seruring those of most value in New Mexico. We would have been unable to pay for many of these but for a subscription raised by the “New Mexican" for the purpose. The value of this class of books is very great. They are in no other library in the

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