Tales from the Morgue presents news that happened 100 years ago today and was reported in the Star a day later.
The first must have been exciting news for the movers and shakers of Tucson, and perhaps for others who might see the possibility of employment.
The second was a request that those calling to report a fire offer their names. The fire department also requested that people who call give the location of the fire. Thus the fire department could arrive without waiting for smoke to be billowing out of the burning structure to pinpoint the location.
From the Arizona Daily Star, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1914:
And from the same paper:
Well, doesn't that just make one pleased that we have enhanced service now, in which emergency services can tell from what address the call is placed? Police can arrive at your home before you even know your children have accidentally dialed 911.