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cases, amounting to $31,469.15. During said year 4,838 destitute persons were provided with temporary lodgings, 144 lost children were restored to their parents, 522 sick or disabled persons were assisted or taken to hospitals, and 315 horses, cattle, vehicles, &c., were returned to their owners. Of the whole number arrested, 2,251 were foreignborn; 8,084 were charged with offenses committed upon the person, and 3,222 with offenses against property. During the year, lost or stolen property to the amount of $135,387.34 was recovered by the force.
The detective force made 266 arrests, recovered lost or stolen property valued at $25,990.99, and were efficient in rendering other valuable service.
The sanitary officers have been actively engaged in abating nuisances and enforcing the necessary regulations for the cleanliness and health of the city.
On the 21st instant the penitentiary at Laramie City, Wyoming Territory, was completed, and on the same day was transferred to the 'custody of the marshal of the United States for that Territory, pursuant to the act of Congress approved January 10, 1871. The committee of inspection report that the building is, in every respect, properly constructed, and a credit to the Government.
Congress having failed to appropriate an additional sum of $20,000. required to build a penitentiary in Washington Territory, no steps have been taken looking toward the erection of the building. I renew the recommendation made in my last annual report, that an additional appropriation of $20,000 be made for the purpose. If the appropriation be made immediately available, the building can be erected during the ensuing year.
THE VIENNA EXPOSITION OF 1873.
The exhibition of the resources and products of the country at the World's Exposition to be held at Vienna in 1873, so far as the same may be practicable, is deemed of such importance that the necessary steps will be taken, so far as I have the power, to forward a complete series of such reports of this Department as may be necessary for that purpose. The reports of the Land-Office, of the Ninth Census, and the Official Gazette of the Patent-Office, will furnish a very full statement of our progress and resources; while the reports of the Indian-Office, of Pensions, of the Bureau of Education, and of the geological survey of the Territories, will show the methods we have adopted in those several directions. Such an exhibition will best serve to place the United States in her proper rank among the nations.
COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
General Land Office, October 26, 1872.
SIR: In accordance with a resolution adopted on the 28th of February, 1855, by the Senate of the United States, I have the honor to submit the following as an abstract of my annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1872, viz:
Disposal of public lands by ordinary cash sales.
Military bounty land warrant locations, under acts of 1847, 1850, 1852, and 1855.....
Homestead entries, under act of 1862, and amendments
Agricultural college scrip locations..
Certified to railroads.....
Certified for wagon roads
Lands approved to States as swamp
Sioux Indian scrip locations...
Sales of previous year..
Increased disposal .........
Cash receipts under various heads.........
1,370, 320. 15
389, 460,00 4, 671, 332. 14 693, 613. 37 3,554, 887.58 465, 347.21 714, 255. 19 5,760.00
11, 864, 975. 64 10,765, 705, 39
1,099, 270. 25
$3, 218, 100.00
List of papers composing the annual report of the Commissioner of the
General Land Office.
1. Surveys of public lands, showing the progress made at the close of the last fiscal year, and giving a list of United States surveyors general and the districts under their immediate supervision; also a list of the United States district land offices.
2. Synopsis of the surveying service in the seventeen surveying districts, including the surveys of Indian reservations, State and territorial boundaries, and of private land claims.
3. Of Pre-emption laws and rulings under the same, recommending a