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J1 THE COCONINO SUN. J 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 road. 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 are reached. The sleighing is excellent, as well as the tobogganing, and snowshoes are in demand. 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 Reformation." The brass band has been reorganized, and the members propose to make it the best band in Arizona. L.