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TIIK COCONINO SUN.
he (Coconino gnu.
Entered In the Postofflce at I'loirstart us ccond
. class matter.
Issued every Saturday. Subscription price,
two dollars iind'Hfty cents a jeur. In mil unco.
Every paper Is Ntopped at the expiration of the
time paid lor.
C M. FUNSTON, Editor.
FLAGSTAFF, MARCH 1, lfeiW.
Hon. B. W. Bkuce register of the
treasury, died tn Washington Thurs-day.
The merchant fleet of the United
States includes 733 steamers, each of
100 tons (iw and upward, and of 'a
grand total gross tonnage of 1,105,423.
Not every one of these 73.1 steamers is
suitable for conversion into a war ves
sel, hut 419 are available.
DUKINO these days of war rumors
there Is u great demand forpapeis. 'It
is supposed the people use the papers
to make gun wads.
Williams continues to furnish a
large proportion of the criminal busi
ness of the county. Brother, jou should
not complain sj much about helping to
ditfpo-e of ,our own business.
The death of Passenger Tr.ttlli: Man
ager White was announced from Chi
cago Wednesday, Mr. White has been
connected with the Santa Fo for many
years and was deservedly pdpular with
all classes of employ es.
The four men on the leading Presi
dential tickets in 1880-Garfleld, Ar
thur, Hancock and Kiiglish-are now
all dead. Of the four candidate in
1881 Blaine, Logan, Cleveland and
Hendricks only Cleveland survives.
While there is much talk of things
military and naval, some ono might ex
plain how on one day the gun is" tested
and shoots through all kinds of armor
and on the next day the armor is tested
and is impenetrable. Same gun, same
armor. The Government buys both as
THE battle of the Little Big Horn,
where the Seventh cavalry, under com
mand of General Custer, was annihi
lated, Is to be celebrated May 30. One
thousand Indians, some of whom fought
from the ambush arranged by Raln-in-the-Facc,
GoVEKNOit McCohd and Htaff and
Charles H. Akers, secretary of the Ter
ritory are contemplating an official
visit to Flagstaff about March 31. The
people should bo awake and use every
effort U assist theso gentlemen to se
cure correct information on tho mat
ters of interest to this section, of which
they no doubt wish to inquire.
Persons who do not like to see their
names mentioned adversely In print
should not violate the- law. Men are
guattlians of their own actions. They
make history, and the province of a
newspajier is to record passing events
The editor does not enjoy the work of
chronicling the evil deeds of mankind,
but does it only from a sense of duty.
It is a mistaken Idea that the militia
should Iks ridiculed. Why should it be
so? The military organization known
as militia Is annually giving more or
less of military education to several
thousands of men. This training will
be found to be of invaluable service to
the nation In case of a war. In these
times, when the war cloud seems low
ering, it is out of place for any loyal
American to ridicule tho military or
ganization which Congress has seen fit
to Institute. Company I Is now com-