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L. D. DIVELBESS... Proprietor J. U. DIVELBESS.. ...Manager. Entered ut the I'osto'tUce at HollirooU, Arl ioiiu. an Seooml Claim Mull Miittur. r" AildreiiH all auimniiiiiuatloiis uuil muke All bills payable to The Ariua. SUBSCRIPTION RATES I ' ONI YKAR $2.00 IN A,PVANCB. Secretary Taft urges' die con struction of a cable to Panama as a military necessity. Proba bly he wants to be in 'shape to wire a tight ac a moment's no tice. ' '.' ' ; : " A bill appropriating 100,000, lor navy maintenance, has just passed the House. Now the na tion can turn in once more and renew tne eloquent pica lor uni versal disarmament. Paper Money A Washinton dispatch says it will cost the government $300, 000 just to secure the blank pa per on which to print the supply ot' paper currency for 1907. This will, prove a good investment, however, because Uncle Sam will nmnulacture the paper into notes and bills with a lace value of $7tf5uUUO,UOu. The biggest item in tiiis total is the $5 denomina tion, of which there will be 1 148, OUU.OUU; there will be $93,000, 000$ 1 bills and 140,000,000 of Jj5 gold c rtjlicates. bills of lar ger denominations are fewer in proportion. Jouricr. Uncalled For War of Races in Old Mexico That so many Americans should be killed in a race war at Cana nea i-i in our view uncalled for. Because the reasons given so far as we arc able to judge, are not bulficient to warrant such a slaughter of men. The Ameri cans who reside in a foreign country and not be slaughtered as this case seems to indicate. It the Mexican authoiities are not able to meet the emergencies in the preservation of lives, prop erty and etc. of foreigners who reside in thai country they should be held responsible and made to sutler the consequences of such neglect. New ItitW: on Desert Lands Absolute ownership of all wa ter rights is required before des ert land entiiescau be proven up, according to a rule promulgated by the general land office, which has resulted in the .rejection of numerous final proofs. "The claimant must be abso lute owner of the water stock appurtenant to the land," said General Frank C. Prescott, regis ter of the land office here, today. "Five thousand dollars of stock hypothecated for $500 is an in sufficient showing of reclama tior. "Another drastic rule relative to desert land entries is that on- 1 I - ly the first plowing and break ing of the land is credited to the the work of reclamation; subse quent cultivation and crop rais ing is held as a mere investment. These two rules indicate a policy of the general land office adverse to, any effort to use the desert land act for speculative purposes. L'l A. Express. ,.Tli Strength of ti Nation t From r an article in the May number of Opportunity, written bv Geo. H. Maxwell. Why is Nevada today a state of great ranches and few penple a population of only a little over 50,000 where it might just as well have had a million. The writer was once traveling on the railroad down the Valley of the Ilumbolt in Nevada. The train stopped at Goleonda, one of the waste places in the land created by land monopoly. Two young men crawled out from the trucks. They could stand it no longer. They were so covered with white alkali dust that you could hardly tell they were hu man beings. And there was nei ther work, nor a chance of it where tney had to give up their effort to reach a place where the homes of men would otter them an opportunity to work and live. Is it much to wondered at tiiat we are breeding socialists when year after year. Congress goes steadily forward with the policy that destroyed Nevada!1 "The evil that men do lives af them" but if Arizona now be sacrificed to the blight of a land monopoly such as destroyed Ne da, the day will come when the young men of this nation, who will some (iav awaken to the value of their birthright in the public lands, will curee the mem ory of the man who sold their birthright for a mess of pottage. The danger to Arizona arises from the fact that the people of the whole country do not realize the marvelous opportunities Ari zona offers to the young men of the nation, and do not realize how completely land monopoly as it would be created under the joint-statehood bill, would Tush out and destroy those opportunities. Homestead kijrlit Not Trans ferable. The Director of the Geological Survey recently requested from the Department of the Interior as to whether a homesteader whose entry is within the irriga ble area of an irrigation project, but not subject to the restrict ions, limitations, and conditions of the Reclamation Act, may sell a relinquishment of part of his entry. The Assistant Attorney Gener al has rendered an opinion which is approved by the Secretary of the Interior, that an entryman who has not acquired title to his lands may not convey or agree to convey to a water users asso ciation one or more legal subdi visions of his entry, to be Jield, in trust by such association and sold for the benefit of the home steader to persons competent to enter such lands,: under the same form and in the samti manner inow provided for thecohveyance and sale of lands in private own ership lying within the limits of jau irrigable area. The opinion recites that one of the indispensable conditions of ihe homestead law is that , the entry must be made fortheexclii sive use and benefit .of the iip'pli-j cant and not "either directly or indirectly for the us? or benefit of any oilier person' Revised statues, Sec. 2290. In submit ting final proof, the entryman is required to make oath Unit "no part ot such land ilas been alien ated, except as provided in sec tion twenty-two hundred and eighty-eignt" (Sec. 2291), which provides for alienation for church and cemetery purposes. Under such prohibition, "a contract iiy a homesteader to convey a por tion of the tract when he shall, acquire title from the United Sta tes is against public policy, and void." '."Until the h(mesieader has:,ac quired either a legal or equitable title to the land, he cannot make an agreement to convey any por tion of it that will secure to another any right or interest therein. He may relinquish 'f.ll or parts of it, but the relinquifi ment must be to the United Sta tea. Ex. When the subject of liarscnmos up in the United States Senate. It never seems to occur to anv- j body to submit a niinorit report. uid TRADE-MARKS promptly obtained In all uouiiliu.-, or 110 loo, . a obUi.u PATE NTS THAT PAY, aUverliao thom thoroughly, at our expense, and help you to Blicooas. Bond modoL photo or sketch for free report on patentability. 0 years' practice. SUR PASSING REFERENCES. For free Uuldo Book on Profitable Patents wi Uo to B03-B0B Seventh Street. WASHINGTON, D. C. H N CHAS. CA General Merchandise. Dry Goods &. Notions. Fine Wines and Liquors for Family Use. FRESH VEGETABLES ALWAYS ON HAND. Fine Tailoring. Sjits to Order. Livery and feed Stables .SMITH A SMITH, IM-oni kti. Wh.ilt-i.Hl. mill retail retiitih for the I'KTIt I VI lil I'OHKHT. fitioil teams nntl caret til driver til . on hiintli ilny or nitrlit. Tourists and Coinntpreiiil Trtivplei b w ill always lliul lis in-.nred to clvp tlient the tiPKt service lit reasonable l-rine. Correl mid Stuliles aoiitli Hide of rnllwii.v trnoU, oiionite writer tniilt . Hay, Grain and Coal. H0LBR00K, - ARIZONA. : A. FIRST NATIONAL BANK ALBUQUERQUE, N. ISl OFFICERS, and DIRECTORS. Joshua S. Raynolds, President. M. W. FLOtiRNOY.Viee President. Frank McKee, Cashier. R. A. Frost, .....Assist. Cashier. II. F. Reynolds, Director. U. S. Depository Authorized Capital $800,000.00 Paid Up Capital. Surplus anil rroflt $2X0,000.00 Depository for Atchison Topelta & Santa F Ity. Co.