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L. D. DIVELBESS. .. Proprietor J. H. DIVELBESS Manager. nte red at the Postoffloe at Holbrook, Art lona. as Seoond Class Mail Matter. ?V Address all oommumoatlons and make All bills payable to The Argus. SUBSCRIPTION RATB3 t ONBY1AH $2.00 IN ADVANCB. tions received from Mrs. -Roberta Ramsey relative--to delinquent taxes, the matter was referred to the Tax Collector. And the communication from Mrs Phoebe Jones was filed for action of the County Board of Equalization. The application for lease of school lands by W. A. Saunders was considered and it appearing that the former lessee, Frank Vallace, allowed his lease to lapse by non payment of rental, the same is hereby granted to applicant and the Clerk of the Board is instructed to execute a lease in duplicate at an annual of $20.00 per year , in advance for the period of five years from this date. Z. B. Decker, having filed his application for lease of school lands and it appearing to the Board that the lands described therein have been leased and ren tal thereon paid to date of being due, said application is disallow ed. The Clerk is instructed to re turn to the Sheriff, of Apache county his demand for services and fees with "the. information that the same has been claimed and allowed to the sheriff of this county. The Clerk of the Board is here by authorized to draw a cash order for the sum of $185.00 on the Treasurer in paj ment of one standard adding machine for use of county offices. Referring to the claim of main tenence of incorrigible minor, Frank Forsythe, at the Territor ial - Industrial School, and the same becoming a county charge, the Probate Judge is instructed to inform the Board of thecondi tion and revenue derived from an estate now held in his court of which said minor is co-heir. The following transfer of funds is hereby ordered to be made by the Treasurer from the general fund: $227.90 to the salary fund. Leave of absence to leave the Territory for thirty days grant ed to R. C. Creswell, Supervisor, from May 1st prox. ; The contract executed by the Board and R. M. and F. J. Wil lis, contractors, for, the repairs and rebuilding of county bridge in Road District No. 6, and the bonds filed by said contractors for the faithful performance of same as reported by the" Chair man of the Board, are hereby or dered as approved. I No further business appearing before the Board On motion stands adjourned. , ...A. F. McAllister, Clerk. Attest: , . R. C. Creswell. Chairman. ARIZONA WOOL GROWERS ASSOCIATION . Flagstaff, Arizona, April 21st, 1906. Members of the Associa tion are advised, through the newspapers, that a number of bills providing for the classifica tion and leasing, or some form of governmental control, of the grazing lands of the public do main, are now pending in Con gress and being pressed for pas sage. Among them is one said to have been prepared by the Director of the Geological Survey and having the support of the Secretary of the Interior. It is drawn especially to aid, by the income from such lease or graz ing charges, in raising addition al funds for the "Reclamation Fund" and provides for the withdrawal, lease and manage ment, to be left in the hands of the Secretary of the Interior. At a recent conference in Wash ington, between members of the Executive Committee of the American National Live Stock Association, and Mr. Pinchot and others of the Department of Agriculture, Mr. Pinchot sub mitted the rough draft of a pro posed bill, providing for the gov ernmental control of all grazing lands, from time to time as fast as they may be examined, classi fied and established as grazing districts, by proclamation of the President. Mr. Pinchot asked the stock men to aid by the sug gestion of such modifications as would make it most practical and acceptable. It is doubtless the outgrowth of the work of the Special Land Commissioner appointed three' years ago by the President, and is in general an extension or modification of the present grazing system of the Forest Reserves; except that it gives the Departement of Agri culture more power in handling the range. It may under this measure, give exclusive permits with authority to fence. The document is too long for publication in this bulletin or for a detailed review. The impor tance to the settlers and stock men of any such radical changes of old establshed conditions and usages demands serious consider ation and action on the part of all stock men and seems to call for this bulletin. The bill has since been introduced in the Sen ate (Senate Bill 5511) and is now in the hands of the Com mittee on Public Lands. The indications are that it is only a question of a very short time when some law for the con trol of public grazing lands will be enacted. Many bills have heretofore been introduced in the interest of range monopoly while others have gone to the opposite exteme. We are frank to say that, in our judgment, this is the least objectionable of 'any bill we have examined. It jleayes the management of the range in the hands of the De partment of Agriculture, where it belongs. It limits the lease or permit to periods of one to ten years, and provides for and pro tects the homestead settler under proper showing. It provides al so that, t'At the end of each cal endar year, seventy-five per cent of all moneys remaining in said special fund (Money collected for grazing) shall be paid into and become part of the reclamation fund of the United States Rec lamation Service," etc. This we beleive to be dangerous to stock men because of the natural and inevitable tendency of all the people, who are not practical Western stock men to think stock men can afford to pay a larger tax per head or acre than is possible. It introduces anoth er unadvised element of settlers, the irrigation farmer, or enthusi ast, and makes him too deeply interested in the amount of . this tax, and in the establishment of grazing dis tricts where the land should re main open to all. It seems to us that if any of such income is CHAS. GAHN General Merchandise. Dry Goods &. Notions. Fine Wines and Liquors for Family Use. FRESH VEGETABLES ALWAYS ON HAND. Fine Tailoring'. Suits to Order. Livery and Feed Stables SMITH & SMITH, Proprietors. X MUiole.al. and retail Hay, Grain and Coal. i Team, for the PETRIFIED FORK9T. Good team and careful driver always T on hand day or nieht. Tourists and Commercial Travelers will always Z find us prepared to give them the best service at reasonable X prices. Correl and Stables south side of railway Z track, opposite water tank . HOLBROOK, - FIRST NATIONAL BANK ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. OFFICERS and DIRECTORS. Joshua S. Raynolds, President. M. W. FLOURNOY,Vice President. Frank McKee, Cashier. R.A.Frost, .'.Assist. Cashier. H. F. Reynolds, Director. TJ. S. Depository Authorized Capital $500,000.00 Paid Up Capital, Surplus and Profit $250,000.00 ' Depository for Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ky. Go. divided from range supervision and range improvement, it should be a much smaller per cent. 1 ,, At the same conference Mr. Pinchot furnished the following Memorandum relative to the ap pointment of Committees to serve as local advisory boards in connection with the administra tion of forest reserves: "Whenever any "live stock as sociation whose membership in cludes a majority of the owners of any class of live stock using a forest reserve or portion thereof shall appoint a committee for such purpose, such committee, upon application to The Forest er, may be recognized as an ad yisory board for the association, and shall then be entitled to re ceive notice of proposed action and have an opportunity to be heard by the local forest officer in reference to increase or de crease in the number of stock to be allowed for any year, division of the range between different classes ot stock or its owners, or the adoption of special rules to meet local conditions." - ARIZONA.