The International Year Book Volume 4

The International Year Book Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...or other disposal shall be made of mining and other rights in the Philippines. The Taft commission has called upon the general land office to furnish the Philippine engineer officer with information as to the system of surveys now in use in the United States; but it is not known that any definite steps toward surveying the Philippine lands have as yet been taken. In Hawaii a definite system of surveys has been carried out. The island of Maui is divided by triangulation into 13 districts, which are subdivided and rcsubdivided. In several of the other islands some form of the rectangular system has been adopted. As the annexation act of 1898 provided that the United States laws relative to public lands should not apply to Hawaii, in 1900 it was enacted that the existing Hawaiian land act should continue in force. During the last session of Congress a bill was introduced to extend the United States general land laws to Hawaii, with rules and regulations for homestead entries. It is the opinion of the general land office that no intelligent recommendations can be made on this subject until a special commission shall be appointed, to collect data sufficient to enable the determination of the amount of the various classes of Hawaiian public lands yet unappropriated. See Forestry. LAOS, an inland district of Indo-China, lying southwest of Tonquin, formerly belonged to the kingdom of Siam, but since 1893 has been a protectorate attached to the French colony of Indo-China. Its area is estimated at about 91,000 square miles and its population at about 1,500,000. Its capital is Luang Prabang, on the Mekong River, with a population of 40,000. The government is in the hands of a French resident, and the cost of administration is borne jointly by the other...show more

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  • Paperback | 758 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,329g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543327
  • 9781236543325