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ka ft?? V! l Mi. s3? ffi 5&. SNIPS & bT. JUidttS JbLii)KAXD. Snips and St. Johns Herald. NON-PARTISAN. Published evéry Saturday at St. Johns, Arizona. Th Official Paper of Apache County. LLOYD C. HENNING, Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTION: One month 20 question but that the govern- Will Investigate. ment would be justified in exer- gpec;ai Agent Frank Mead cising its authority to prevent ' win be sent t0 Arizona by the the overstocking of the range, : Xndiau office to investigate the which has already worked much proposition to restore to the injury in setiom of the west. ' pllbjjc domain that portion of Thquestion is one. which the the tWenty-five-mile-square addi territorial cattle association ti(m t0 the Navajo reservation, Three months 35 , 1 w" made in wiiicii lies to me sixm.nth... , .6o( the department at Vishi iut n, : soulh 0f the kittle Colorado utc finl prions. c,Mi.!rvclV This determination was Tho paya will oatjped at thJtplratlon of the time ' Siaeratl)n, Wit '1 a Vie A' Ol h;Kl vn.urUnf flpr -i llParinr before ing a practical solution. Slo'e president Roosevelt at the White House, at which also were pre sent Commissioner Jones of the Indian office; W. R. Johnson, a missionary among the Navajoes,. and three of the prominent In dians of that tribe who oppose paid for. BnU94 In the pe-stofftce at St. Johns, Arizona, as eectnd-clást mall matter. May 14, (903, under Act ef Congress el March 3, 1 879. Advertising ratee furnished on application. Silver Belt. Leasing Public Lands. At the recent stockgrowers' conventions held in Portland, most of the prominent stockmen Lhe recssion ot the land to the A Kick Coming. A very Serious condition exists in the northern part of Gila strongly advocated the estab- United States, and Mr. Cornish, countfy where the cattle ranges lishment of some system for the one of the county commissioners have been ínvád'ed by some, two leasing of the public grazing ancl a representative of the cattle hundred thousand head of sheep' lands. It was set forth that interests. Some controversy has which have not only eaten all , there are something over half arisen between the cattle inter the grass but have also consumed a billion acres of remaining ests all the Indian. over the the browse and everything pnblL lands in the western graz- string of the cattle into that edible. The situation has been ing states and territories; that Part of the reservation referred rendered moré critical by the only a minor proportion of ihis t0 1 he cattle interests are an prolonged drouth. Some cattle can be irriga'ed by the govern- inus lo have the land restored have died and heavy losses can ment; that the remaining must t0 tne public domain. The scarcely be avoided. There ap- forever remain arid and unim- future action ol the president pears to be no relief in sight for proved, and suitable only for win be base(l 011 Agent Mead' re the cattle owners, who are grazing purposes and that there- port. Republican. among our best citizens, many fore, to avoid conflict among of whom have been in possession stockm m and overgrazing and of the ranges for years, have trampling to death of the grasses made improvements and annually the land should be classified and paid their taxes. The sheep the stoe'emen allowed to loase men, on the other hand, have ( them from the gouernment, inci no interests in the county, and dentally providing a lare annual Sheep Men Rejoicing. Sheep men are feeling jubilant on account of the rain They have discovered that by feeding corn to the animals in limited quaniity the sheep thrive. The corn is thrown on the ground aud the sheep gather up every couJtibute nothing toward its income, which could be used, for support, but are fast destroying irrigation works. t , , mi ,, r' gram ol it. JNow that we have able damage. The problem of appears a highly attractive one , , .. . . . . . 1... J.. ; i s. ...... .........i k - c..,. lKld ;i t;nrl-V iod rainfall the now tu( reintiuay inis evii is , lu luc uimkh "U3civt:i, olwik- desert niss will ra '11 difficult oíí' sftlutiri. ' The "le'as-; fnen would without question LS ?' ing of the rang;e has been much gladly pay from one and one half discussed but' is' objected' xto " by : to in" some cases live cents an owners of small herds' who fear acre annually for a live or ten that weathlv individuals and year lease. Very possibly the companies might gain " a' nion-, government might obtain five y soring up, and within twelvé or íiftee i days will furnish an abundance of feed for the flocks. Phoenix Republican. SI? . 1flW(ini . & rn.. . . . .. i i i ' i 1 1 i 1 1 aim mu-A i it us i uiv l ll i (J lN TIjI-'M v T opolyv It has been suggested or ten million dollars a year in- or l.uty ineiteh couuty u irmu.e mim for thaj? a plan be devised lor direct come trom this land. It would sui cling a Mnrgiu bonn tuv wiuki" s.Iiaiy iu.A., i T- w, i i , j-i it of 'H) pahl by check tu'h Moiulnv'wlth nil control of the range by govern- undoubtedly be an excellent rev- epen uitui-i íVuut hcu.Uiimr.er Son ,í : ment officials, and there is no enue provider. vuni'tiil for tixrjvii.v.'H. Eiu'Iomií n ifirwus..a vt. ope. MuuiiKur. M Oaxou Blrtj?.. Chimijío. 40-lK