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Number of
District.



County.



Number of
DiBtrict.



County.



434 Marin

435 J Sonoma

436.. I Modoc

437 Plumas

438 Sacramento

439 Sacramento

440 I Sacramento

441 ' Sacramento

442 Marin

443 Mendocino

444 j Mendocino

445 Merced

446 I San Joaquin



447.
448.



.Colusa
.Modoc |j

li



449 . .. Sonoma

450 Modoc

451 Modoc

452 I Modoc

453 ! Lassen

454 Kern

455 Tulare

456 ! Lassen

457 Kern

458 I ■ Kern

459 ! Lassen

460 ! Tulare

461 Humboldt

462 Colusa

463 Solano



Since August 1, 1882, and up to Januaiy 8, 1883, evidence of the
complete reclamation, or of the expenditure of two dollars per acre
on the land embraced, for works of reclamation, for the following
described Swamp Land Districts, were received :




421 ! Lassen .

408 Plumas

425 ! Lassen .

416 I Lassen .

427 I Lassen .

419 j Plumas

420 Plumas



Area — Acres.



Amount of Pur- j
chase Jloney re- 1

I ported to County |

, Treasurers.



120.00
400.00
2,240.89
1,111.93
120.00 I
160.00 I
720.00



$29 34 Reclamation complete

83 25 Eeclamation complete

544 79 Reclamation complete

250 78 I Reclamation complete

27 00 I Reclamation complete

37 83 Reclamation complete

181 65 I Reclamation complete



4,872.82



$1,154 64



During my term of office, and up to August 1, 1884, evidence of
complete reclamation, or the expenditure of two dollars per acre on
works of reclamation, has been received from County Boards of
Supervisors for the following described Swamp Land Districts, and
the proper statements in relation thereto have been sent to the County
Treasurers:



Number of
District.


Couuty.


Area — Acres.


Amount of Pur-
chase Money re-
ported to County
Treasurers.


Remarks.


429




1,000.00

1,127.68

117.29

443.47

120.00

80.00

171.44

159..34

319.54

180.85

120.00

1,854.20

200.00

1,. 347.70

3,040.00

3,.330.68

9,760.00

381.98

106.13

360.00

624.00

1,801.32

4,915.88

3,040.00

320.00

14,280.00

1,919.00

200.00


$244 12

806 14

26 25

704 24

184 51
127 02
140 35
164 68
.348 97
304 53

25 57
2,763 11

126 95

379 32

4,023 96

3,574 89

2,157 54

185 95

26 11
89 56

154 80

421 95

2,524 91

5,752 83

79 92

3,665 94

517 15

274 72


...Complete


434 ... -




$2 per acre expended


426




. Complete


442 _ —




.. - $2 per acre expended


443




_ Complete


444




. - - Complete


422




._ .. .. Complete


423




. Complete


424




. . _- Complete


445




$2 per acre expended


437


Plumas

San Joaquin


. Complete


446


-.. -. $2 per acre expended


436




... _- Complete


449




- . Complete


447




.. _. .- :. Complete


435 ..- .




$2 per acre expended


304


Tulare


-. .- Complete


383


Modoc . .- -


. ._ ._ ..Complete


450


Modoc - - -


. - Complete


451


Modoc


-. ... Complete


452


Modoc


- Complete


453




. . . Complete


448




. . . . . . . Complete


312.

456


Tulare

Lassen _


Complete

.. Complete


251


Tulare


.. . Complete


389

460


Tulare

Tulare


Complete

.. -Complete










51,320.50


$29,795 99





FEES.

Amount collected as Surveyor-General, from August 1, 1882, to August 1, 1884 $9,730 00

Amount collected as Register of State Land Office, from August 1, 1882, to August r,

1884 6,451 00

Total amount collected $16,181 00

In connection with the item of fees, I regret the necessity of report-
ing that one of the clerks in the office of the Surveyor-General (since
discharged) took and appropriated to his own use .|956 of the money
of the State, but upon the discovery of the deficiency, and upon
demand being made, restored the amount taken.

GENERAL OFFICE WORK.



Some of the new maps furnished during the administration of my
predecessor have been carefully compared with and substituted for
the old ones, and copies of United States township maps have been
procured.



The largely increased inquiry concerning application for and sale
of the lands of the State has resulted in an enormous amount of cor-
respondence and clerical work, compelling the full force of the office
to work from two to four hours over-time each day.

In the discharge of my duties as Surveyor-General, I found it nec-
essary to visit Washington, D. C, last Winter, to perform the duties
formerly assigned to the Agent of the State of California, and to avoid
the necessity of such absence from this office, I most earnestly recom-
mend the passage again of an Act providing for the employment of
an agent to represent this State in Washington.

PROPOSED CHANGES IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF STATE SCHOOL

LANDS.

Permit me most respectfully to call your attention to certain im-
peratively necessary changes in the Political Code relative to the
disposition of State lands.

Section 3498 provides: "All applications filed in the Surveyor-
General's office must be retained sixty days before approval." By
an x\ct passed April 28, 1880, it was evidently intended to amend
Section 3498, as shown by Section 6 of said Act, by the following
additional provision: "And must be approved (when there is no con-
flict) by the Surveyor-General at the expiration of six months." But,
unfortunately, this additional provision is clearly void, because it is
not expressed in the title of the Act (see Art. 4, Sec. 24, Constitution)
and also is erroneously appended to Section 3548, instead of Section
3498, which is not mentioned.

Section 3498 should be amended to provide as follows:

Section 3498. All applications, under whatsoever Act, filed in the office of the Surveyor-
General must be retained sixty days, and must be aj)proved (when there is no conflict) by the
Surveyor-General at the expiration of si.x months. And all unapproved applications, which
have been on tile over six months, wherein the contest has not been referred to Court, or a
demand made for an order of reference, as provided in Section 3414, Political Code, shall be
canceled.

By the passage of an Act as outlined, the records of this office will
be relieved of a very large number of " dummy " locations, which
have incumbered the records for many years, and in future prevent
parties who do not seek to purchase in good faith from withholding
lands from sale for a longer period than six months.

Of the lands of 'the State there still remain unsold sixteenth and
thirty-sixth sections, aggregating many thousands of acres. The Act
of April 28, 1880, which requirecl settlement upon all school lands as
prerequisite to the purchase thereof, practically withdrew from sale
those tracts which are suitable only for grazing. The choice lands
were surveyed and sold years ago, and those that remain are either
recently surveyed or are what remain from old surveys. As long as
the present law is in force, these lands will remain unsold,' and the
stockmen will have the free use thereof, the schools will be deprived
of the revenue from their sale, and the counties receive no taxes
thereon.

Permit me to suggest an amendment to the present law, providing
that school lands that are not suitable for cultivation, and have been
surveyed for five years, and remain unsold, may be located in tracts
of six hundred and forty acres, without settlement.



In concluding this report, permit me to explain my reasons for
omitting to include the statistical tables heretofore compiled from
the reports of the County Assessors:

Section 483, Political Code, provides what the report of the Sur-
veyor-General shall include — Part 4 says: "To require County Sur-
veyors and Assessors to collect and transmit to him, at such times as
he may direct, information relative to the subject-matter of his bien-
nial reports."

Section 4081, Political Code, provides: "The Board must require
Assessors to report to the Surveyor- General annually, etc.; but by the
passage of the Act of March 14, 1883, entitled "An Act to establish a
uniform system of county and township governments,"' said Sec-
tion 4081 was virtually repealed, and Section 50 of said Act of March
14, 1883, now provides that " the Board must require the Assessors to
report to the State. Board of Equalization annually," etc. Therefore
it would be a useless duplication for me to include these statistics,
which are to be a part of the report of the honorable State Board of
Equalization.

Section 483, Political Code, should be amended by striking out
Part 4 of said section.



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STATEMENT

Of Expenditures, other than Salaries, for the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth fiscal years, commencing
July 1, 1882, and ending June 30, 1884.



For what Purpose Expended.



Amount of
Appropriation.



Purchase of and Copying Maps.

Appropriation for thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth fiscal years $800 00

Amount expended, thirty-fourth fiscal year $400 00 i

Amount expended, thirty-fifth fiscal year 300 00 !

Balance unexpended, thirty-fifth fiscal year 100 00



$800 00



$800 00



Traveling Expenses of Surveyor- General amd Attorney- General.

Unexpended balance of thirty-third fiscal year

Appropriation for thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth fiscal j^ears

Amount expended, thirty-fourth fiscal year $7 50

Amount expended, thirty-fifth fiscal year 500 00

Balance unexpended of thirty-third and thirty-fourth fiscal years 690 00



$197 50
1,000 00



$1,197 50



Postage and Expressage, Sia-veyor- General's Office.

Unexpended balance of thirty-third fiscal year

Appropriation for thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth fiscal years

Amount expended, thirty-fourth fiscal year $300 00

Amount expended, thirty-fifth fiscal year 3.00 00

Balance unexpended, thirty-third fiscal year 1 19



$1,197 50



$1 19
600 00



$601 19



Contingent Expenses.

Unexpended balance of thirty-third fiscal year

Appropriation for thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth fiscal years

Amount expended, thirty-fourth fiscal year $70 16

Amount expended, thirty-fifth fiscal year 100 00

Balance unexpended of thirty-third and thirty-fourth fiscal years__ 67 49



$237 65



$601 19



$37 65
200 00



$237 65



EXPENDITUBES FOR SALARIES.



Surveyor-General and Register of State Land Office

Deputy Surveyor-General

Clerks in office of Surveyor-General and Register of State Land Office
Porter



$6,000 00

4,800 00

9,066 70

600 00

$20,466 70



H. L WILLEY,

Surveyor-General and ex ofRcio Register of State Land OfRce.



REPORT



SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE PRINTING,



JULV 1, 1882, TO JU?^IE 30, 1884.




SACRAMENTO:

STATE OFFICJi: JAMES J. AYERS, SUPT. STATE PRINTING,

1884.



REPORT.



Office Superintendent State Printing, )
Sacramento, Cal., August 30, 1884. j

To his Excellency George Stoneman, Governor of Calijornia :

Sir : I beg herewith to submit to you the biennial report of the
transactions of the Department of State Printing for the thirty -fourth
and thirty-hfth fiscal years — the former commencing July 1, 1882, and
ending June 30, 1883; and the latter commencing July 1, 1883, and
ending June 30, 1884.

I entered upon my duties as Superintendent of State Printing
January 10, 18S3, consequently I have so tabulated the report for the
thirty-fourth fiscal year as to show the transactions for the first and
last six months of that year in separate exhibits.

The appropriation bill approved May 12, 1881, allowed $100,000
for the support of the Printing Ofiice for the thirty-third and thirty-
fourth fiscal years. At the end of the thirty-third fiscal year there
was an unexpended balance, from the $50,000 set aside for that year,
of $1,512 80 carried over to the thirty-fourth fiscal year. By a ruling
of Controller Kenfield, however, my predecessor was not allowed to
draw upon this surplus during the first half of the thirty-fourth
fiscal year; but Controller Dunn reversed the ruling by holding that
any portion of an unexpended appropriation for a term of two years
could be properly applied to the expenses occurring within that term.
Therefore near the close of the thirty-fourth fiscal year (when this
last ruling was made) I had the benefit of that surplus of the previous
fiscal year to meet the obligations incurred during the last half of the
thirty-fourth fiscal year.

When I entered upon the duties of my office $49,760 30 of the
then available appropriation of $50,000 for the thirty-fourth fiscal
year had been expended by my predecessor, so that there remained
in the fund only $239 70 to draw upon. The Legislature was in ses-
sion, and a very large force was needed to do the extraordinary
amount of work required by that body from this department. To
meet this exigency the Legislature passed a deficiency bill for $35,000,
which bill was approved January 30, 1883. The fund available,
therefore, immediately and shortly after my accession to office was as
follows :

Amount unexpended in State Treasury $2.'?9 70

Balance in Treasury from thirty-third tiseal year 1,512 80

Deficiency ajipropriation, January ?A), 18S.3 35,000 00

Total - $36,752 50



The entire credit account of the thirty-fourth fiscal year would
therefore be as follows:

Appropriation of May 12, 1881 $50,000 00

Deticieucy appropriation, January 30, 1883 35,000 00

Carried over Ironi thirty-third fiscal year 1,512 HO

Total.. $86,512 80

As against this, Table "A" will show tlie expenditures of this
department from the first of July, 1882, to the tenth of January,
1888, the date of my assuming the office of Superintendent:

TABLE A.

Expenditures from Ju/j/ 1, 1882, to January 10, 1883.

Salaries of employes $18,459 97

Paper, envelopes, etc. 16,854 22

Lithographing and engraving -. 2,840 00

Binding, folding, stitching, ruling, etc. 5,362 00

Wood 2,736 00

Gas 53 70

Ink 344 00

Lumber, carpenter wor^, etc 127 96

Boarding horses, horseshoeing, etc. 545 50

Wagon and repairs 95 80

Telephones •. 180 00

Oils, roller stock, rags, etc 472 73

Hardware, merchandise, etc 186 32

Repairs to machinery, steam pump, etc '. 381 80

Printing material, types, etc 40 50

Plumbing . 14 50

Ice 36 85

Expressage 18 40

Freight, postage, telegrams, labor, etc 380 05

Insurance 540 00

Water 90 00

Total $49,760 30



The subjoined Table "B" is an exhibit of the amount of printing
done for the various commissions and departments of the State Gov-
ernment for the first six months of the thirty -fourth fiscal year, prior
to my entrance into the office:

TABLE B.

Cost of Printing and Lithographing done for the various Departynents of the State Government
from July 1, 1882, to January 10, 1883, under my predecessor.

Senate ' $250 00

Assembly 354 00

Appendix (vol. 2) 462 00

Attorney-General 928 91

Adjutant-General 1,715 70

Bank Commissioners 1,468 40

Controller 1,799 18

Clerk Supreme Court 2,367 60

California State Prison 903 20

California University 1,642 66

Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Asylum 223 16

Governor S67 83

Harbor Commissioners 334 74

Horticultural Commissioners 216 00

Insurance Com til issioner . 166 40

Napa Insane Asylum _ . . 765 66

Port Wardens 43 50

Railroad Commissioners 743 86

Secretary of State 125 50

Surveyor-General 1,530 01

Superintendent Public Instruction 1,157 00

Superintendent State Printing 275 16

State Treasurer 233 13

state Prison Directors 457 44

State Prison at Folsom 291 60

State Engineer 53 60

State Board of Equalization 885 88

State Board of Health 8^8 66

State Agricultural Society 1,915 10

State Mineralogist 2,912 42

State Library 290 12

Stockton Insane Asylum 694 34

State Normal School 213 90

Vitieultural Commissioners 93 00

Yosemite Valley and Big Tree Commissioners 163 03

Total • $27,232 29



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Table "C" will show the amount of warrants drawn for the first
six months of my superintendency:

TABLE c.

Expenditures from January 10, 1883, to June 30, 1883.

Salariesof employes $27,939 47

Paper, envelopes, etc. 2.50 06

Lithographing, etc. 100 07

Binding, ruling, stitching, etc 5,946 78

Water 90 00

Gas 495 60

Ink 200 90

Painting, carpenter work, etc 22 00

Boarding horses, horseshoeing, repairing harness, etc 243 85

Harness, repairs to wagons, etc. 83 00

Oils, roller stock, and rags 226 65

Hardware, merchandise, etc 45 30

Printing materials — types, etc 196 36

Gasfitting, plumbing, etc 114 70

Ice 22 90

Expressage 9 95

Freight, postage, telegrams, etc 61 80

Insurance 253 11

Indexing Statutes and Codes 450 00

Total $36,752 50



7

Table "D," herewith, exhibits the value of the work done for the
first six months of my term of office, closing the thirty-fourth fiscal
year :

TABLE D.

Shoioinn Cost of Printing done for the several Departments of the State Government from January

10, 1883, ifo jM?)e 30,1883.

Senate $11,420 37

Assembly 14.560 CI

Statutes '1883 3,063 26

Senate Journal 1.604 29

Assembly Journal 2,460 71

Appendices (vols. 1, 3,4, 5, and 6) 3,320 00

Attorney-General 155 00

Adjutant-General 1^045 50

Bank Commissioners 1,846 34

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 25

Controller 510 00

Clerk SupremeCourt 717 55

California State Prison 298 75

California University 2,155 02

Deaf, Dumb, and Bl'ind Asylum 25 00

Forestry Commission 10 ^^

Governor 422 07

Horticultural Commissioners 172 40

Immigration Commissioner 23 00

Insurance Commissioner 4 75

Napa Insane Asylum 294 00

Port Wardens 42 00

Pilot Commissioners 158 00

Secretary of State 869 13

Surveyor-General 547 00

Superintendent Public Instruction 4,001 05

Superintendent State Printing 1*19 "5

State Engineer 51 25

State Board of Equalization 187 00

State Board of Health 156 50

State Agricultural Society 3,369 84

State Prison at Folsom.J 255 00

State Mineralogist 167 50

State Board of Examiners 12 00

State Library 80 60

State Board of Silk Culture . 78 25

Stockton Insane Asvlum 24 00

State Normal School, San Jose 526 00

State Branch Normal School, Los Angeles 250 11

Viticultural Commissioners 54 50

$54,936 48

It is proper to say that a large percentage of the actual cost of the
work enumerated in the above table was not paid for out of the
deficiency appropriation of January 30, 1883. For a considerable
proportion of it, although begun and nearly finished in the thirty-
fourth fiscal year, was carried over into the thirty-fifth fiscal year,
and paid for out of the appropriation for that and the succeeding
year. I may also mention that several very voluminous reports were
passed over from Mr. Young's administration to mine in an unfin-
ished condition. Among these were the Railroad Commissioners',
the Viticultural, the State Agricultural Society's, and other impor-
tant reports, upon which little or no work had been done. These,
for want of funds, I was compelled to carry over into the thirty-fifth
fiscal year, when they were finished and paid for out of the appro-
priation for that year. These explanations will account for the dis-
crepancies observable between the amount of funds available for the



lii'st six months of my incumbency and the large amount of work
d one; as well as for the slightly reversed difference observable between
the expenditures for the thirty-fifth fiscal year and the estimated cost
of the printing done during that year.

The Legislature of 1883 appropriated the sum of 8145,000 for the
support of the State Printing Office for the thirty-fifth and thirty-
sixth fiscal years.

The subjoined table shows the expenditures for the thirty-fifth
fiscal year:

TABLE E.

Showing Expenditures for the Thirty-fifth Fiscal Year.

Salaries of employes $3.3,436 20

Paper, envelopes, etc. 7,087 99

Lithographing and engraving 1,564 80

Binding, ruling, stitching, etc 16,096 50

Wood 1,286 00

Water - -. 180 00

Gas 115 50

Ink 184 50

Lumber, carpenter work, painting, etc 457 21

Boarding horses, horseshoeing, repairing harness, etc 283 59

Wagon and repairs 191 65

Telephones 145 00

Oils, roller stock, rags, etc 387 93

Hardware, merchandise, etc 110 76

Repairs to machinery, steam pump, etc. 124 74

Printing materials, etc 1,110 54

Plumbing 109 55

Ice 55 53

Expressage 91 20

Freight, postage, telegrams, etc 64 53

Advertising, newspapers, etc. 184 15

Insurance 367 90

Total — $63,635 77



9

Table "F" sliowt^ the amount of work done for the various com-
missions and departments during the thirty-tifth fiscal year:

TABLE F.

Showhig the Cost of Printing done for the vai-ious Departments frovi July 1, 1S83,<0 June 30, 1884.

Senate, Twentv-fiftli (Extra) Session $4,620 83

Assembly. Twenty-fifth (Extra) Session 2,889 19

Statutes," Twenty- tilth (Extra) Session 72 GO

Senate .Journal, Tweniv-firth (Extra) Session 1,288 75

Assembly Journal, Twentv-fifth (Extra) Session 1,810 17

Appendix. Twentv-fifth (Extra) Session 281 00

Attornev-General 1 382 90

Adjutaiit-General 1.034 90

Bank Commissioners 949 46

Bureau of Labor Statistics 1,128 43

Controller 1.448 75

Clerk SupremeCourt 2,106 90

California State Prison 2,609 36

California University 3,332 14

Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Asylum 157 50

Fish Commissioners 128 92

Governor 2,304 33

Horticultural Commissioners 1,524 87

Immigration Commissioner 16 80

Insurance Commissioner 914 60

National Mining and Industrial Exposition 305 50

Napa Insane Asylum 377 00

Pilot Commissioners 13 50

Railroad Commissioners 6,170 60

Secretary of State 229 50

Survej'or-General 142 50

Superintendent Public Instruction 7,191 45

Superintendent State Printing 358 45

State Treasurer ^ 92 00

State Engineer 278 70

State Board of Equalization 347 65

State Board of Health 294 40

State Agricultural Society 8,419 03

State Board of Prison Directors 474 10

State Prison at Folsom -. 1.949 86

State Mineralogist 1.061 09

State Librarv 818 85

Stockton Insane Asvlum 198 60

State Normal School", San Jose 725 72

State Branch Normal School, Los Angeles 185 15

State Board of Examiners 82 22

State Board of Silk Culture • 1,030 17

State Forestry Commission 13 00

Viticultural Commissioners 2,496 12

Total $62,256 96

It will be seen by the tables of expenditures that quite a large sum
has been disbursed in permanent improvements, a large proportion
of which has been used in the purchase of printing material, which
has enabled me to do work in the office which heretofore, in large
part, has been done by lithographers at amounts quintuple the cost
of printing; and my aim has been, in the purchase of new printing
material, to do printing in such a manner as to minimize disburse-
ments on account of lithography. The facilities afforded by these
additions and improvements warrant me in the assertion that the
State Printing Office is to-day the best equipped printing office, for
the varied character of work required by the several departments of
the State Government, of any in this State. In this connection it



10

will be interesting to segregate some of the figures appearing in the
tables of expenditures. I have selected the following items as not
strictly chargeable to the current printing expense account:

TABLE G.
Expenditures not stricily chargeable to Hie regular running expense account of the office.



Items.



First 6 months, i Last C months, '

[ thirty-fourth 1 thirty-fourth'

fiscal year. fiscal year.



Thirty-fifth
fiscal year.



Grand Totals.



Lumber, carpenter work, etc

Board of horses, etc

Hardware, etc.

Repairs to machinery

Types and printing materials..

Plumbing, gasfitting, etc

Insurance

Indexing Journals and Statutes

Rent of telephones

Advertising proposals



$127 96
641 30
472 73
381 80
40 50
14 50
540 00



$22 00

326 85

45 30

196 36
114 70
253 11
450 00



$457 21
475 24
110 76
124 74

1,110 54
109 55
367 90



145 00
184 15



$607 17

1,443 39
628 79
506 54

1.347 40
238 75

1,161 01
450 00
145 00
184 15



Totals I $2,218 79



$1,408 32



$3,085 09



5,712 20



The total amount of money expended by this department during
the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth fiscal years was $150,148 57. It will
be remembered that during this time there was held a regular and
an extra session of the Legislature. The estimated value of the work
done during those two years was $144,425 73, leaving an apparent
excess of expenditure over value of work of $5,722 84. If we should
withdraw from the expense account the items not strictly chargeable
to the regular running printing account, this excess would more than
disappear. But, as will be shown in the paper stock exhibits to fol-
low, the amount of stock on hand at the beginning of the thirty-



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