THE COCONINO SUN.
Flagstaff the First.
Last vv cek the Western Union Tele
graph company put the first synchron
izing clock In at Prescott. In ruailtiif;
the account of the event In thoPrescott
papers the reitler Is led to believe It Is
tho Ilrst anil only clock of the kind In
the territory, but such Is not the cae.
"fhe Ilrst synchronizing clock In Ari
zona was put In the business house of
W. C. lfenry by J. E. Palmer, the man
ager of the Western Union Telegraph
ollli e at this place. The d ite was July
At one time there were fifteen of the
clocks In ue here, but the number has
been reduced by lire until there are now
eleven. The timepieces arc regulated
each hour by a master clock in the
Western Union olllce. All the clocks
, are given the standard time once each
from the Washington
,, l :lro K'en ine sianii
JwjttUiy, It being sent f
;"TT . r observatory.
" jr The clocks are a ,
' fT The clocks are a great convenience to
the public, as they ulvvajs give the cor
rect standard time. Tin; Sun Is glad to
know that Prescott is getting them, but
KHgstan" was the Ilrst town in Arizona
where they became of general use, and
we trust that the Prescott p-ipers will
copy this Item.
William Grist Deal
William Grist or Kingston", who Ind
his skull crushed In the tunnel, died
from his injuries at tho hospital yester
day. He was HO years old and leaves a
family consisting of bis wife and two
children. His father, E. A. Grist, ar
rived from Piano, Iowa, last night, and
bis wife and two children are 11N0 here
from Klagstan". The deceased was
member of the order of Knights of
Pythias and they will Invo cli irge of his
funeral, which will take place at 2 :i(l
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from Under
taker Strong's parlors. Hov. Itcuitfu
will conduct the funeral services. Al
hiitueniue Citizen, Jan. III.
William Grist came to Kingston" about
live years ago. Ho was a member of
Mountain lodge, Xo. 15, K. of P., and
under instructions from the lodge here
he was buried under tho direction of
Mineral lodge, No. 4, of Albuquerque, on
Tuesday at 2.:t0 p. in. Mr. Grist .was
injured at Johnson canyon tunnel on
January 21. He was caught In a cave
in and his skull was crushed.
Fire in Old Town.
About 1 o'clock Tuesday morning the
residence of J. II. Kumsoy In old town
was discovered In flames and was
burned to the ground. Mr. Htimsry,
who was the only occupant at the time
of the lire, was awakened by the smoke
and had only time to escape from the
house before the flames filled the room.
In leaving the room ho gathered the
clothes he wore the day before and the
family Hlble. All the rest of the furni
tureand clothing vv as destroyed. Owing
to tin1 deep snow the fire department
could not respond to the alarm, and had
they attempted to do so they could not
have reached the lire before the house
was burned. The loss is a hard one for
Mr. Kumsey, as all he had was de
stroyed. His loss Is estimated at $800,
on which he bad $400 insurance.
The ladles of the M. E. church will
give a colonial concert anil tea on Wash
ington's birthday In Uabbltt's opera
house at 8 o'clock p. m.
The ladies are doing all that they can
to make this entertainment the best one
of the season and one worthy the
patronage of our people.
The ladies and gentlemen taking part
in the programme will dress in the old
colonial style. After the concert re
freshments will be served in the hall.
James A. May and wife left Wednes
day morning for Phn-nlx, where they
expect to spend the winter.
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