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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1922
Local Pick Ups
President Levi S. Udall and his
counselors, Jacob Hamblin and
L. R. Gibbons accompaaied by
David K. Udall were at Eagar
last Sunday and held Ward con
ference. They report a splendid
trip and good conference.
Next Sunday, Dec. 24, the St.
Johns Sunday School will present
a program representing the birth
of Jesus and coming of the three
wise men. The affair promises
to be very interesting. A cordial
invitation is extended to all.
Harry G. Udall, son of Joseph
Udall of Eagar, passed through
St. Johns last Tuesday on his re
turn from Chicago where he has
spent the past two years on a
mission in the interests of the L.
D. S. church. His friends all
welcome him home.
Father Derichmont performed
the ceremony last Friday, Dec.
15, uniting in marriage Mariano
Griego of St. Johns and Pilar
Griego of Salado. These two
young people have 'the same sur
name but are not related in any
way. The wedding was cele
brated at Salado with a big baile.
Preparattons are being made
for some sports during the Xmas
Holidays. The- following is the
December 25th, Xmas day, base
base .between the married and
December 56th, Shooting match
between the married and single
men. Losing side to pay for a
Shooting match between mar
ried and single ladie3. Losing
side to pay for a supper. Dance
and supper goes together.
December 27. Rabbit hunt be
tween married and single men.
Get busy and get your uame down
on the list, either as hunter or
Petitions are being circulated
for the reappointment of Dr.
Bouldin as Supt. of Health of
Apache county; and we confident
ly hope he will be reappointed.
He has been fighting diseases
unceasingly here for years and
for small compensation.
Compared with other counties
of the state, this county has had
but little serious trouble with epi
demics and the expense to the
county has been trival. We all
know that the Doctor has gone to
much pains to explain to people
the causes and signs of contag
ious diseaess, and constantly
urged the public to report any
thing suspicious, but many times
with poor co-operation.
Let us reappoint him and sup
port him in the future more faith
fully and we feel sure the public
health will be better than in the
NOTICE TO CONTRACT
ORS ON ROAD SOUTH
OF ST. JOHNS
Owing to the fact that we are
pasturing some 2000 head of stock
in our Salado pasture, and using
all available water, we will not
allow any camps to be established
in said pasture, comprising Sec
tions 29, 30, 31 and 32, Township
12-N., Range 26-E; Sections 6 and
7, Township 11-N., Range 28-E.,
which immediately joins said
Highway, nor will any camps be
allowed along any detour that
mav be established along in said
NORTHERN ARIZ. LAND CO.
By. W. P- Davenport.
Will you please take time
lis. And return your answers as soon as convenient. Or bet
ter still come in and talk it over. sv
1. Would you prefer to buy for cash if prices were less?
2. Do you get any real help from a charge account?
3. Shall we try a cash basis for six months, and would you be
hurt if we did?
THE CASH STORE.
E S A.O
Saturday 10th, the handsome
new Mesa armory, future home
of Battery B., 158th Field Artil
lery was officially opened in be
half of the state by Gov. Thomus
The dedication exercises were
attended by a large crowd who
participated in the grand opening
ball given by the boys of Bat
At 7 p. m. the armory doors
were opened to the public, who
for several hours enjoyed inspect
ing the equipment on display.
As Gov. Campbell and his mil
itary aides neared the armory the
French 75 's of the battery belch
ed forth their 17 gun salute.
Overlooking the crowd from a
balcony Gov. Campbell delivered
his addressed. He complimented
the officers and enlisted men. He
said for almost 30 years Mesa had
maintained a unit and during the
world war furnished more than
Eery Friday night Battery B
will stage a dance in their new :
Sunday services were held in
the Baptist church over the re
mains of Jacob M. Womack. He
died Friday as a result of being
gassed in the Argonne drive just
before the armistice was signed
The hearse was replaced by a j
cassion drawn by six horses.
Three mounted men supplied by i
Battery B and members of the
Americsn Legion escorted the
body to the cemetery. The Leg
ion fired the salute and stood at
present arms while taps were
"iesterday, Vachel Lindsay
sponsored by the Woman's club
delighted the high school students
and citizens of Mesa as he chant
ed his own compositions bringing
out the beautiful system which
went to the hearts of the audi
ence. Unofficial announcement states
that A. E. Stelzer, former secre
tary of the state corporation com
mission has been chosen by Rich
ard H. Ramsey, state auditor
elect, for deputy state auditor. It
is also reported that Captain
Jerry Croaff will be Arizona's
next adjutant general.
"Yesterday Gevernor-elect Hunt
filled three more offices. Robort
B. Sims of Florence as warden of
the state penitentiary. He served
in that capacity during a previ
ous administration of Hunts.
Theilman, state sealer of
weights and measures.
J. J. Sanders was appointed as
next superintendent of ihe Fort
Grant industrial school.
The thousand or more disap
pointed politicians will soon have
their bottle of bitter aloes drain
ed to the dregs and be ready for
a smooth dose of castor oil to
wash the bitter taste down and
Among the 15 indictments
stricken from the records of su
perior court by Superior Judge
to answer three questions for
R. S. Stanford, was the indict
ment against J, J Huber of
Mesa, charging bigamy and one
against J. E. Robinson former as
sistant state dairy commissioner
It was stated, the latter is a
fugitive from justice, who suc
cessfully eluded all pursuers who
sought to arrest him, the grand
jury stated, and it was their opin
ion he had fled to Mexico.
Dr. Frank Brown's friends are
pleased to see genial face once
more and are delighted that he is
home in better health after a few
Mrs. Margarat Hey wood, form
erteacherin St. Johritf has proven
herself a much better disciplinar
ian of school than her own Her
little Margaret Josephine keeps
daddy, mamma, grandma and
auntie running relay races every
Aged Citizen Gone
Gabriel Armijo. an aged citizen
and pioneer of Apache county
died at his home in St. Johns ear
ly last Monday morning after an
illness of over a year.
Mr. Armijo is the father of a
large family, among whom are
J. R-, Antonio, Epimenio, Rafael,
Ambrosio, Gabriel and two or
The family Tiave lived in St.
Johns for the past 45 years and
are all well respected. .. " .
Funeral services were held
from the Catholic church Tuesday
and the remains were interred in
the Eastside cemetery.
There are delinquent upon the follow
ing stock in the St Johns Irrigation
Company on the assessment levied for
the year 1922, the amount set opposite
the names of the respective stock
Name No. Shares Amt
Epimenio Armijo 4 $ 4.'20
Armijo Bros. 93 34.90
J. T. Berry 3 3.15
George H. Crosby, Jr. 22 23 65
M. Christensen 55 8.95
Alice Crosby 13 10.50
John L. Danley 5, 5.25
Maud L. Danley 51 63.55
Frank Gallegos 2 2.10
Monico Garcia 9 9.45
Ed. Gibbons 1 ' 1.05
Adolf Goesling 55 154.66
Mrs. David Gibbons... 17 5.25
C. R, Jarvis 55 . 28.90
Albert Jarvis 135 . 75.25
Juan Lucero 3 3.15
Fred W. Nelson 5 10.50
Jacob I. Neal 5 2.65
C. C. Naegle 8 2.40
J. R. Overson 5 . 5.25
Jose Antonio Pena 35 14.60
M. P. Peterson Estate. 30 15.75
Isaac Isaacson 2 2.10
Bictorino Padilla 6 6.30
Mrs. Layenia Peterson 33 19.95
Mrs. Tomasita Perea.. 60 91.90
Relief Society 1 1.05
Forest M. Ricbey 2 2.10
Ernest Shreeve 21 11.05
Mrs. W. A. Tenney 7 7.35
GroverC. Udall 2 2.10
And in accordance with law -and an
order of the Board of Directors of sa'd
Company made November 15th, 1922, so
many shares of each parcel of stock as
may be necessary will be sold at public
auction to satisfy said delinguent as
sessment together with costs of ad
vertising and ezpense of sale.
The sale will take place in front of
the St Johns Herald office, St. Johns,
Arizona, at 2 p. m. on Saturday, Jan
uary 14th. 1923.
J. W. WAITE,
Dated December 20. 1921.
I Dear Miss Griswold:
Gladly, do I comply with your request for a copy of my poem,
"A Likeness," published by Mrs. Emaline B 'Wells; of sacred memory, in
the Woman's Exponent, also a recital of the circumstances leading to writing
of the verses.
I had taken a school at Union Fort, some twelve miles from Salt Lake
City, beginning December 12, 1905. Just eleven days before the oue hundredth
birthday of the Prophet Joseph Smith. The next Sunday, I attended services
in the Ward House. I was fairly well acquainted with the history of the dif
ferent moves of the Mormon people and had read with great interest about
their hard marches across the desert to find a land where they could live in
peace and I was eagar to see how they conducted their meetings.
That which impressed me most was the fact that words describing their
hopes and beliefs were fitted to tunes sung before MormDnism was revealed:
"O, Zion! Dear Zion!" sung to the old tune "Lilly Dale". ,rWe Thank Thee
O God for a Prophet", to the tune of ' 'The Officers Funeral." beginning, "Hark
to the Shrill Trumpet Calling," and so on till about four old tunes had been
sung to words very different from those for which the music had originally
been composed. My investigation carried me back to the picture of the J ews
in captivity, where, Psalm 137, they lamented. "By the rivers of Babylon
there we sat down and wept" "How shall we sing the songs of Zion in a
3trange land?" "We hanged our harps upon the willows."
From that doleful picture of the absolute discouragement of the Jews, my
mind weut forward to the migration of the Mormons toward the vague un
known West. I could see the long trains of weary, footsore, yet dauntless pilr
grims. who, though in a "strange land" did not waste their time in weeping,
who did not hang their harps on the willows, but from full hearts toiled, prayed,
marched on, .and sang, composing their own songs of Zion letting their rhym
ed thoughts unroll to tunes chey already knew. Much was said about the ap
proaching birthday of the Prophet and someone suggested the likeness of the
persecution of the Apostles to that of the Mormons; also the likeness of Utah
Lake, Jordan River and Great Salt Lake to Palestine with its Lake of Capern
ium, Jordan River and the Dead Sea. I fell into their train of thought and
jotted down such points of similarity as appealed to me and produced the peom
to be used by the Union Fort Ward in celebrating their Prophets anniversary
December 23, 1905.
The poem follows: , . -
Foxes have holes and each bird has a nest -
Brit the Son of Man nowhere found safe place of rest
From prison, without trial, to slaughter was lead
And bravely met death as old prophets had said.
So this Latter Day prophet found no place tc re3t;
Was from place to place driven on mother earth's breast;
To prison, without trial, to slaughter was led
And bravely met death as old prophets had said. .
-Andin.nocent-blood shed that day for his-cause
"iJriwiseopiegether by their&uriiab laws -
Of enduring sympathy, brothers indeed!
In their common suffering, in their common need.
But their dead leader's mantle f elf on brave shoulders strong,..
And westward he led them, singing ever this song:
"O God of fathers, give to us, oh, give, ,
A good land of plenty where in place we may live!"
So they marched, prayed and sung till as on, on, they pressed:
Reached their Gallilee, Jordan and the Dead Sea's cold breast
There they builded a temple through forty long years
And in blessings of plenty forgot their past tears.
And thus persecution spread their faith in the west; -. 1
And from there to all lands has the church Eent its best
As the death of Jerusalem's martyrs gave birth t
To the zeal of Christ's teacher's all over the earth.
And now as they honor the Prophets birth iay -From
his good "Words of Wisdom" may they nevermore stray,:
The whole world is watching to see how they live
And a goodly example to the world they may give.
If this work is of God, it will stand to the last
If brewed in men's brains 'twould fall sure and fall fast
By their fruitsj By their fruits! shall their work all be known
Let them keep up the record their past years have shown.
Union Fort Meeting House,
Utah, Sunday, Dec 18, 1905.
A story of the great Sierras when
men struggled and fought for the
yellow gold in California.
"Sierra" Bill, a Bandit Chief Wm. S. Hart
Nelly Gray, a Violinist Eva ovak
Ringe, a Bandit Gordon Russell
Rosita, a Mexican girl Florence Carpenter
Sonny, Nelly's Child Richard Headnek
Slim.. Ira McFadden
Signed. Miss Alice P. Bishop,
An unprejudiced. non-Mormon student
of Mormon history.