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THE COCONINO SUN.
Tlio second story will have twelve feet
between the celling and lloor. The
front will ho n handsome one of Flag
staff sandstone, plate glass and Iron.
Ii- nil It will be by far the (lnest build
I ii. in northern Arizona.
On June 4, 1894, the llrst meeting of
the town council was held after Incor
porator M that time the llret steps
were taken lor the Improvement of the
town. At that time there was hut 4,WX)
HneaJ feet of sidewalk. From that date
until December :il, 1890, 14,808 lineal
feet of shleivalks and 1,810 feet of alley
and street crossings were laid. The
natrowest walk was live feet and the
widsi twulve feet.
For ';o year ending December III,
18!)7, there was put down 0,0:tG feet of
sidewalk nnd -101 feet of street crossings
and -1(1 feet of foot bridge built, a total
of 27,!I2K feet, or a little over live and
one-quarter miles of sidewalks. This
Is one of the benefits of Incorporation,
and there are many others.
There Is a strong probability that the
water works" will be built this year.
The development work now going on
In Fort Valley Indicates that a supply
siitllclcut for all uses may be developed
there. Should tills prove to be the ease
there is hut little doubt that Flagstaff
will have the long talked of water
works before the end of the year.
Flagstaff is the largest shipping point
on the lino of the Santa Fe Pacillc rail
road. The following Is the list of mer
chandise forwarded from tills station
during the year 1897 In carload lots, and
and does not Include shipments In less
than carload lots:
Cattle, 275 cars; sheep :15; horses, 2;
lumber, AM; boxes, 92; slabs, 0; saw
dust, 4; hay, 21 ; wagons, 1 ; water, 10;
wool, 8; brick, 2; empty beer kegs, 2;
Junk, 1; potatoes, 7; coal, 1; stone,
105; a total of 1,00(1 carloads.
To this should be added 500 cars or
lumber shipped 'on account of the rail
The Zero Weather.
Extreme cold is so rare In Arizona
that when a cold wave sweeps over the
territory It Is worthy of note. Flag
staff Is nearly 7,000 feet above the sea
level, and during the winter months
considerable cold weather prevails, but
rarely is such low temperature as was
experienced during the past week re
corded. The zero weather commenced on Jan
uary 12 and continued until the 27th,
with the exception of three nights.
During that time the thermometer
ranged from zero to 22 degrees below.
The latter temperature was registered
Tuesday morning. Three feet and a
half of snow fell since January 1.
The cold extended over the coast. At
riKcnix the thermometer fell to 15 de
grees above zero. At Needles the water
pipes were frozen, and from all over
the territory come reports of the coldest
weather known in years.
Snow covers the ground all over the
northern part of Arizona. At the Lit
tle Colorado river It is a foot deep, and
the depth Increases as the mountains
The sleighing is excellent, as well
as the tobogganing, and snowshoes are
During the month of February Rev.
C. T. Carter, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, will deliver the second annual
course of Sunday morning "Church
History Lectures." A number of the
lectures will lie illustrated with the
stereoptlcon. The subjects of the lec
tures will be as follows: February 0,
"The Cause of the Reformation." Feb
ruary 13, "The Life of Luther." Feb
ruary 20, "The Swiss Reformation."
February 20, " The English and Scotch
The brass band has been reorganized,
and the members propose to make it the
best band in Arizona.