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TllK COCONINO SUN.
The home rule bill met with the cold
dull thud It deserved In thu House com
mitteo rooms on Wednesday of this
posed of llfty-two young men of good
quality and should have encourage
ment Instead of opposition. The offi
cers are to bo commended for their dili
gence and Interest.
The election for odc school trustee
takes place on next Saturday. Attend
the election and vote for your choice for
trustee, or forever after hold your
jwace about school mat tern.
The snow fall Is opportune. The
snows are the great conservers of pros
perity, not only for the people of the
mountain plateau, but those of the
southern valleys as well. They are
better than rains oven, for we have so
many precipitous hill sides that the
water which falls in rain drains off im
mediately. The snows, however,
blanket over the ground and by melt
ing gradually practically carry their
moisture two weeks or a month later
into the season.
Some settlement of boundaries should
bo made between the white residents
of the Tuba City district and the In
dians, who insist on their claims, in that
vicinity. Thu present indellnlte limits
furnish grounds for no small contention
and annoyance which may result ser
iously at any time. The white people
have been compelled to asvtheaidof
the courts at different times in the pro
tection of their rights and the homes
they have mado out there on the deicrt.
Should the town council dispense with
the oftlcu of marshal?
Such a proposition has been much de
bated on .the street, although jt is to be
hoped that no one has been serious
The proposition was either to reduce
the compensation to so low a figure th'at
no com)ctent person could be induced
to serve, or dispense with the office al
together, and pay a nominal Balary to
some constable or deputy sheriff, and
have such olllcer serve In the stead of
This would certainly be a loose way
of doing things, for both of those ofll
cers owe a first duty to the county, and
are often called away for long periods.
During their absence we are left to
presume that affairs would take care of,
The justification urged, of course, is
economy. If any of those pretending'
to favor the change advocated will take
time to look into the matter, however,
they can convince themselves that the
town administration is cheaper and
more satisfactory than would be possible
or practicable under the change.
The town has had good order under
corporate management, and it cannot
make a better investment than in the
continuance of such a condition of
things. Because good order has been
enforced is probably the reason that a
change is desired by many who are ad
George and Bert Hoffman returned
home Monday from the south. They
said with a shiver, on greeting the co-respondent:
"We've been down where
It was warmer."
John A. Cjtton, a young gentleman
who re6antly returned to the city from
Flagstaff, is now the polite clerk at the
shoe store of George C. Gainsley & Co.
Mr. Cotton is from Joplln, Mo., and ho
is welcomed to the rank and filct of
clerks of the metropolis Albuquerque'
Funston for first-class job printing.,
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