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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
Grand " Lodges' Mold Sessions Here.
Many In Attendance. Next Meet
' Ins to Be Held In Phoenix.
The grand lodge F. & A. M.,
the Royal Arch Masons the
Commandery and the Order of the
Eastern Star held their sessions
here this week commencing Tues
day and closing Thursday. All
the lodges in the territory were
represented except two. The
meetings were held in the court
house and in the masonic hall.
, Tuesday the visitors were taken
to' the Cliff dwellings, the ladies
of the Eastern Star going out
in the morning and later they were
joined by the members of the
other orders in time to take luncji
under the cedars.'
Wednesday evening was spent
looking ,through the.big'telescope
at the Lowell observatory, a sight
which delighted the visitors'. j
Thursday night the local lodges
Order of Eastern Star and F. &
A. M. entertained this visitors a,t
the masonic hall where an literary
and musical program was enjoyed.
Later in the evening an elegant
banquet was served in McMillan1
hall followed by dancing.
Friday morning they were taken
to the Grand Canyon by special.
train where they will remain until
today, going from that place toJ
Every member of the gfand'
lodge said that- it was one of the'
most enjoyable sessions of the
grand lodge ever held in the terri
tory and they had enjoyed every
minute spent in Flagstaff.
The next session of the grand
lodge will be held in Phoenix
The following are. ,the. grand of
ficers elect J?k& A. U
Grand Master, Edwin Seymour
Miller, Flagstaff; Deputy Grand
Master, Herbert. Brownr -Yuma;
Senior Grand Warden, Cyrus
Grant Jones; Junior Grand War
den, Fletcher Norris Doan, Flor
ence; Grand Treasure, Richmond
Nickels Fredericks, Fresco tt;
Grand Secretary, George James
Roskruge, Tucson; Grand Lt'ct
uter, Francis Anthony Shaw7,
Phoenix; Grand Chaplain, Fred
erick Tro'tman Bennett,' Prescott;
Grand Orator, Ygnacio Bonallo,
Nogales; Grand Marshal, Frank
Thomas, Phoenix; Grand Stand
ard Bearer, Louis Ezra Divel
bess, Holbrook; Grand Sword
Bearer, Joseph Hoppley, Tucson;
Grand Bible Bearer, Henry Al
fred Morgan, Willcox; Grand Sen
ior Deacon, Frederick Gustave
Brecht, Prescott; Grand Junior
Deacon, John Florence Nichols,
CliftQn; Grand Senior Stewart,
Samuel F. Dennison, Jerome;
Grand Junior Stewart, Lloyd
Leasley Gilman, Bisbee; Grand
Organist, Charles Daniel Haney;
Grand Purcivant, Ralph Henry
Cameron; Grand Tyler, John
Henry Baldwin, Phoenix.
P. P. Parker, of Phoenix, G.
H. P.; 0. M. Rouse, of Tucson,
D. G. H. P.; A. D. Barnhart, of
Prescott, G. K.; F. M. Zuck, of
Holbrook, G. S.; J. M. Ormsby,
of Tucson, G. T.; G.J. Roskruge,
of Tucson, G. S.
The Grand Chapter of the Ari
zona Eastern Star elected the fol
lowing officers Thursday: Grand
matron, Lillian Sweeney, Phoenix;
grand patron, H. A. Morgan, Will
cox; assistant grand matron, Bes
sie Grosetta, Tucson; assistant
grand patron, J. S". Cromb, Clifton;
grand secretary, Sarah Martin,
Globe; grand treasurer, Holland
Merrytnan, Phoenix; grand con
ductor, Anna Morgan, Willcox;
assistant 'grand conductor, Rosa
line Clark, Flagstaff.
.Among the visitors to the grand
lodge were C. A. Rouse, Harry
Drachman,' George J. Rosk'ru'ge,
J. W. Ornish', of Tucson lodge
No. 4; Francis A. Shaw, George
H. N. Luhrs, Frank Thomas,
Arizona lodge No. 2, PHoenix;
A. D. Carhart, A. A.' Johns, Mor
ris GoKKvat'er, W.- N. Frede
ricks, F. G. Brecht, Aitlan No. 1,
, Fletcher' M. Doan, Gila Valley
No. 9, Florence; '"A. L. Crow,
King Solomon No. 5, Tombstone;
James S. Cromb, J. E. Nichols,
Clifton No. 8; Herbert Brown,
Chas. M. Smith, Yuma.
Louis J. Owens, Corinthian
lodge No. 18; S. J. Dennison,
Verde, No. 14; Fred Bennett,
Atlas, No. 1; C. J. Jones, A. S.
Frankenberger, ,Tempe, No. 15;
H. A. Morgan, Wilcox, No. 10.
4 E. A. Sawyer, W. J. Phares,
W. A. Parr, W. J. Kickman, K.
C. Creswell, Chas. L,. Flinn, B.
L. Holmes, Winslow lodge No. 13.
Frank J. Graff, Lloyd L. Gra
ham, Perfect Ashler, lodge No.
12, Bisbee; F. M. Zuck, L. E.
Divelbess, Chalcedony No. 6,
E. S. Miller, S. F. Quay, A. E.
Douglass, Julius Herman, George
C. Slorse, .Wtni'Triedlein, J. A.
DavenpqrL' Eli Giclas, R. H.
Camerpn, Harry C. Hibben, R.
W. Boyle,.F,-J. Jack) W, HAn,
derspn.T. E. Pulliam, E. Kapanke,
C. A. Haffley, Geo. W. Glowner,
Wni. Mclntyie, T. E.' Pollock, G.
'H. Coffin, R. F. Bonberg, F. S.
Breen, E. Lee Blair, J, S. Amund
sen, A. N. Taylor, John E. Adams,
N. G. Laj'ton, Harry Hendersoi,
C. C. Hutchinson, Flagstaff lodge
Among those from other juris
U p. Fortz, i-aurel, 467 ,Vhite
havenj Pa.; Walter Young, 348,
San Bernardino, Cal.; M. I. Pow
ers, Mason's Home 192, Iowa
Falls, Iowa; George W. Vickers,
Homer 167, Ohio; Frank Thomas,
Anchor 443, St. Louis, Mo.; Owen
Rouse, 344 Moberly, Mo.
THE MORMON CASES
Enter Plea of Guilty and Will be
Sentenced on December 7.
On December 7th Justice R. E.
Sloan in Prescott will pass sent
ence on nine Mormons who are resi
dents of Navajo and Apache coun
ties. They have all pleaded guilty
to the charge of polygamy and by
so pleading they acknowledged
Eleven ' prominent -Mormons
were indicted by the federal grand
jury in Prescott last spring. At
thaftime it was though they would
make & determined fight to prevent
their being guilty. Two of the
Mormons who did npt plead
guilty, have retained an attorney
and give promise of fighting the
matter in the United States court.
In confessing their guilty they
expect clemency from the court
on the ground that ,the3' entered
into polygamy before the Ed
monds act, and that it would have
been inhuman on their part to
have discarded those wives in ex
cess of those allowed by law, by
whom children ha'd been born.
Of the Mormons under arrest
Joseph Fish, charged with having
three wives, is president of the
Mercantile Co-operative company
at HolbrookVJ esse Smith ot Snow
flake, alleged to have four wives,
is a prominent man in that sec
tion. David K. Udall is the head
of the "stake" or Mormon colony
at St. Johns.
The remainder are farmers and
are all highly spoken of as ex
emplary citizens. They are Jos
eph Smith, Snowflake; Henry
Tanner, St. Josephr Silas Smith,
Snowflake; J. W. Brown, St.
Johns; John P. Rothlishinger, St.
Johns; Jacob Butler, St. Johns.
Levi M. Savage of Woodruff
and Andrew W. Gibbons of St.
Johns were the two who will fight
the charges against them.
J. E. Maxwell, agent and farmer
for the .Navajos at Leupp, four
teen miles north of Canyon
Diablo, was in town yesterday.
The government is spending four
thousand dollars in the erection of
buildings for this agency, An ap
propriation has been made for the
purchase of one hundred and twen
ty bucks, and Mr. Maxwell would
like to hear from some of the Ari
zona sheep growers who have this
kind of stock to dispose of. Mr.
Maxwell is expecting an engineer
at an early date to examine and re
port on a reservoir site and an
irrigation proposition at the
Leupp has recently been made
a postoffice, and J. G. Walker, a
bright, educated young Navajo,
has been appointed as postmaster.
Weather for the Week.
The following data for the week
ending at 9 a. m. today (Nov. 18)
are furnished by Observer A. E.
Hackett, in charge of the local
office of the U. S. weather bureau:
The mean temperature of the
week was 36.8 degrees, 3.1 de
grees above the normal and 2.7
degrees higher than the mean for
the corresponding period last
year. The highest temperature
was 0 degrees, on the 15th, and
the lowest, 24 degrees, on the
14th. The highest temperature
recorded for the same period dur
ing the oast 8 years xv,as 64: de
grees, on the 17th, 1904 anil the
lowest, 3 degrees? on the 12th,
4 The .total. .precipitation for the
week was .11 inch. The'prevaU
irig winds have been easterly, the
average cloudiness was 34 per
cent, and the mean relative-' hu
midity, 81 per centr " .
Presbyterian Church Items.
Subject of the, morning sermon:
"The Church and the Individual."
Evening sermbrii "Why Not a
Christian?" 'All invited.
Let" us have' at least one hun
dred out for Sunday school'tomor
row. Rally day, November 26. Let
everybody plan to come. '
A beautiful American revision
Bible was presented to Mr. Reid
by our Sunday school last Sunday,
in token of appreciation of his
work as superintendent of the
Prof. W. W. Campbell, director
of the Lick observatory, Mt. Ham
ilton, Cal., accompanied by his'
wife, visited the Lowell observa
tory on Friday. Prof. Campbell'
is on his return from Spain where
he observed the solar eclipse on
August 30, being in charge of the .
eclipse expedition ot the Lick ob- '
servatory. After the eclipse Prof,
and Mrs. Campbell made a tour
of Europe visiting the principal
observatories including the Na
tional observatory at Poulkowa,
near St Petersburg. They just
escaped an indefinite detention in
that country b- the railroad strike ,
which took place the day they
reached the border of Germany.
Prof. Campbell is noted for this
work in the study of the motion
of the sun with reference to the
M. E. Church Anneuncments.
Preaching n- a. m. and 7:30
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Epworth League 6:30 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday
evening at 7:30.
We extend to all a cordial invi
tation to attend our services.
A. M. Lumpkin, Pastor.