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"". dbe Coconino Sun Vol. XXII. FLAGSTAFF. ARIZONA, FEBRUARY 4. 1905. No. 5 WRECK IN WLLIAMS YARD. Passenger and Loftilnft Trains Collide - . iiglneer and fireman Are Killed. A serious accident occurred at Will iams at six o'clock Tuesday morning by the collision of passenger train No. 8 with u logging train. The accident took place in tho west end of the yard. Engineer Thomas Bluckwell of the logging train und Fireman C. Beckham of tho passenger engine were killed. Nlackwell was struck on the back of tho head with a bolt of iron, which pierced his skull, so thut death must have resulted instantly Beckham, the llreman, was caught on his engine, and, being unable to escape, was liter ally scalded to death. No doubt his death was instantaneous also, as his body was badly bruised and broken. Under tho rules of the company it would appear that tho passenger crew are to blarno for tho accident. Both engines and two cars on the train wore badly smashed up. Tho cause of tho accident was supposedly due to the fact that No. 8 was running without a headlight and was upon tho logging engine before the crew of the latter was awuro of what was doing. The passenger train was about thirty five minutes behind schedule time and tho crew of the other engine wore doing their morning switching and were just Vetting out upon the main lino when they were struck. Tho wrecking crew was quickly summoned from Winslow, and within a few hours had tho track cleared so that truffle could bo re sumed. Tho baggageman was cut on the head and otherwise- bruised. No pass engers were injured. The coroner's jury returned a ver dict which laid tho blame on the crew of No. 8, and it censured the switch crew and the railroad company. James Smith, of this place, was the fireman on tho logging train and he was in tho rear part of the iencer when the locomotives cume together. Thomas Blackwell lived In Williams and Fireman Beckham lived In -Wins-low. Weather for the Week. Tho following summary of weather conditions for the week ending Febru ary 3, 190."), is furnished by A. E. Hackett, in charge of tho local station of the weather bureau: The moan temperature of the week was 32.4 degrees, 4.0 degrees above tho normal aud about 1 degree higher than the mean for tho samo period last year. Tho highest temperaturo was CO degrees, on the 30th, and tho lowest 10 degrees, on the 29th. Tho highost temperaturo on record for the same period (record extends to 1899) was 58 degrees, on February 3, 1904, and tho, lowest 8 degrees below zero, on January 30, 1902. Tho total precipitation for tho week and up to 0 a. m. today (Saturday)was 1.97 inches. Tho total snowfall was 12 inches. Tho prevailing winds have been from tho north, tho average cloudiness was 70 per cent, and tho mean relative hu midity 74.per cent. You can buy paste cheaper than you can inako it. Price ton cents per jar at Sun stationery department. Legislative Visitors. The legislative committee appointed to inspect tho Northern Arizona Nor mal school arrived hero Sunday night. Tho committee was composed of tho following members: J. E. Perry of Kingman, N. W. Bernard of lucson, of the council; Lamar Cobb, Jr. of Clifton, and J. II. Pomeroy of Mesa City, of tho house. They were ac companied by Misses H. .1. and Grace Oliver of Prescott, Margery Dawes of Phoenix, Louis Evans of Safford, and L. T. Bristol of fNogale, legislative attaches. Tho party were met at the train by Messss T. J. Coalter, C. O. Robinson, and Prof. A. N. Taylor, and were conducted to the Commercial hotel. Early Monday morning the party took carriages for the Normal, where the committee investigated tho condi tion of that Institution. They returned in time to take the west-bound train for tho Grand Can yon, where they spent Tuesday, return ing to Phoenix Wednesday. The great need of the Normal Is a dort itory of suillcient size to accomo date the students from a distance, and the trustees hope to have a suflicient appropriation for the building of a dormitory made by this legislature. House and Barn Burned. Wednesday morning the old shack on Beaver street known as the Wilcox house caught lire in some ui. known manner. The flames set fire to tho barn of T. J. Coa ter, which, with tho Wilcox house, was totally destroyed. The house owned and occupied by Jeff Thompson was damaged, but was saved from destruction by the Are de partment, but tho house and contents were badly damaged. The contents of the Coalter barn were mostly saved, and his loss Is estimated at $600 with an insurance of $200. Thompson carried no insurance, and his loss is about $000 G. P. Crabtree, who 'lives next door to Thompson, had his furniture carried out, und but for the work of the firemen both houses would have burned. Where Is C. W. McAdams? The whereabouts of George W. Mc Adams is puzzling his wife and friends. He left hero on January 19 for Albu querque, and, after remaining there a few days, he disoppoared, and all ef fort to trace him has been unavailing. Sheriff Henderson is doing all he can to locate Mr. McAdams and believes ho will bo found in some New Mexico town. His friends think ho is tempo rarily insane He ihas for years been an Indian trader and is favorably known to all who know him. Ho is about 45 years old, five feet eleven inches in height and weighs 185 pounds, light complex ion, hair and mustache. Any infor mation regarding his whereabouts will bo appreciated by his friends. Surprised His Friends. L. W. Quintan, the popular town clerk, was married in Los Angeles, Cal., on Thursday of last week to Miss Luella Taubald of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Quinlan had gono to the city of Angels on a pleasare trip, and whilo there met Miss Taubald, who has been visiting friends there for some time past. They wore former sweethearts I in the Queen city, and when they met tin Los Angeles tbey had no idea of 'being married, but they soon renewed I their former troth and their muYriage followed. I The happy couple arrived in Flag staff Sunday and for the present are stopping al tho Hotel Weatherford. 'The SUN welcomes Mr. Quinlan and his fair bride to Flagstaff Elks' Social. The Elks gave a social session on Tuesday evening last, including the ladies in their festivities, at the Elk hall, at which there were over sixty present. The first of the everting was devoted to cards and music in the lodge room and ended by refreshments served by Mrs. Turnell. After refreshments were served dancing and bowling kept them busy until about 2 o'clock a. m. The music was furnished by Messrs. Barnes and Wilde, and was one of the most enjoyable features of the evening. The reputation of the order as enter tainers was fully sustained by the com mittee in charge, and it was the con census of opinion that no more.enjoy joyable affair has been given by the order. Won't Get Out. T. E. Pull I am, who was awarded the contract by the board of supervisors for tho care of the indigent sick, is having a hard time of getting posses sion of tho county hospital. V H. Carroll, who had the contract for the past two years, refuses to give up the place. Mr. Pulliam was to have taken pos session on the first day of the month, but Mr. Carroll locked tho doors and is still holding the place. No legal effort has been made to oust Carroll, and it is probable that the matter will be settled by the county buying some of the chattels placed In the hospital by Carroll, and the matter will await the arrival of R. H. Cameron, chair man of the board of supervisors, who is expected here next week. W. H. Power, peorgo F. Campbell, J. W. McLain and J. W. Farmer, for est rangers, left this morning for the north line of the Sun Francisco Moun tain forest reserve for the purpose of placing stone monuments at intervals on the surveyed lines. The ground hog did not see his shadow on February 1 In these moun tains, It being ono of those rare cloudy days. Believed to Have Perished. About the first of January, Chris Jergensen, while crossing Anderson Canyon south of of Canyon Diablo, broko his wagon, lie was within a mile of Walton's sheep camp and Al Grady saw him returning to his wagon wi.th the repairs, and asked him to stay all night at the camp. He de clined the Invitation and Grady was the last, person to see him. The wagon and contents still stands in the Canyon, but all effort to find JergeDseo has failed. It is believed that he has wan dered away from his wagon and be coming lost has perished in ono of the numerous canyon which abound In that section. Jergensen is an old resi dent of the southeastern portion of the county and knows the country and It is hoped that he will turn up safely at some one of the camps in that section. ANOTHER CUT-OFF. A Santa fe Cut Off Which Leaves Williams and Ash Fork Without a Railroad. The Albuquerque Journal of Wed nesday tells of another cut-off to be made by the Santa Fe. Below we give the story for what it is worth, as no verification of the tale can be had. If it is true, however, it would leave Williams nestling at the foot of Bill Williams mountain several miles from the main line of the Santa Fe, and for this reason we trust the rumor may not prove to be a fact: "People out around Williams and Ash Fork can talk about nothing these days but the new Santa Fe cut-off from Bellemont to Seligman,"satd M. H Collins yesterday to tho Journal. Mr. Collins has just returned from a month's stay in Phoenix and other Arizona towns. "it is said that a large part of the money received from the new Santa Fe bond Issue will be used for construc tion of this short cut." said Mr. Col lins. "It will then make the route be tween Bellemont and Seligman just twenty miles shorter and eliminate the heavy grades from Williams to Ash Fork, and from Ash Fork to Selig man. Between the two latter places are some of the most annoying gradi ents and curves on the Santa Fe Pa cific, particularly a big horseshoe which Is a fruitful bOji-co of delay aijil wear and tear on track and rolling stock. "The cut-off will do away with Ash Fork as a junction point, and it will be necessary for the Peavine to be ex tended several miles to intersect the new road. The whole job will be a mighty expensive one, but will -be well worth a good many of thousands of dollars to the company in saving of time and operating expenses." Presbyterian Church Items. We expect to hold some special ser vices next week with Rev. R. M. Craig of Albuquerque, our Synodicul Mis sionary, in charge. Detailed an nouncement will be made on Sunday of the plans. Sunday's services and subjects will be as follows: 10 a. m., Sunday school, subject, "Jesus at Jacob's Well. 11a.m. "regular service. 6:45 p. m., Y. P. S. C. E., "Christian En devor Day." 7:30 p. m., Regular service. Do not let the habit of church-going formed during our recent services be broken off again. Come out for all services Sunday. The meetings under the leadership of Dr. Smiley, which closed last Sun day were productive of great good both to our own and our sister church. About seventy persons expressed the desire to begin the, christian He, most of them young rople;and many church members whose Interest In religi ous matters had grown cold, were stirred up to a greater interest; while all our christian people found theli hearts warmed by the services of these ten days. The men's meeting on Sun day afternoon was one of tho best ol the series, and many men learned some thrutbs about the church which were new to them, or which they har forgotten. Our only regret is thot othnr eniraEremGnts comnelled Dr. J Smiley and Prof. Hanson to leave 'us ''as soon as they did. . 1 1 in nix i a 1 1 ii iu in n jpi.t m. KPF 'i'