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F8 m St. Johns is having a healthy substantial growth. Lands are cheap bat rapidly increasing in value. Best climate on earth. COLUME 34 ST JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, NOVEMBER 8, 1917 NO. 11 The quarterly donference of the St. Johns Stake with the an nual young people's convention in' connection was held at the academy last Saturday and Sun day. Elder Orson, F. Whitney of the Quorum of the Twelve, 'Oscar A. Kirkham, field secretary of the Young Men's and Miss Mabel Cooper of the Young Ladies were the visitors. The usual confer ence meetings with two joint M. I. A. workers' meetings Saturday evening and separate ones Sun day morning and a public one Sunday evening were the gather ings. Elder Orson F. Whitney's ser mon Saturday and Sunday after noons were the best public ad dresses that a St. Johns t rdienee has heard for years. He is a theologian of exceptional learn ing, a speaker of great clearness and a masterful English rhetor ician, coupled with a kindly Christian disposition. These two sermons' were in reality one mas ter sermon preached in two in stallments. The subject was on seers and pcophets. He first ex plained what seers and prophets were and then took the remarks of Amos "Surely the Lord will do nothing except he first reveal eth it to his servants the proph ets" and showed how in our own tiraeall of -the world's .greatest I events had been revealed to Jos eph Smith, Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff and other mod ern prophets. Oscar Kirkham's visit was the third one he had made to St. Johns during the last three years. He was a fith and full "of life as ever. He especially 'dealt with the new activity system, the need of up-to-date vocational work among boys-and the boy scouting. Miss Cooper's visit here was her first one to Arizona. She is a whole-souled and ardent laborer for the betterment of young lad ies. She emphasized greater need of scripture reading, the ex cellence of the new advanced senior classes and the patriotic Red Cross work. She is a singer of merit and rendered several vocal -selections while she was here. - ' An Old Man's Stomach. x. A 95 WO orvrmr r A oi' onrl loop of ive, less and less food is required to meet the demands of our bod ies. If too much is habitually taken, the stomach will rebell. When a man reaches the advanced ;ag'e of 85xor 90, you will find that he is a light eater. Be as careful as you will, however, you will oc casionally eat more than you should and will- feel the need of Chamberlain's Tablets to correct the disorder. These tablet's do not contain pepsin, but strengl the stomach and enable it to per form i t s functions naturally. They also cause a gentle move ment of the bowels. Adv. WANTED One Sub-Agent in each leading Arizona town to sell the best all round, low priced auto on the market. Attractive Proposition to right party. Ad dress, Metz Agency, Crown King, Arizona. Farm Management CAPITAL Capital is one of the most im portant factors in the success of farmers. Additional capital may be secured by renting land or borrowing money, very seldom does a farmer with a small capi tal make more than hired mans wages, wniie the iarmer with trom seven to ten thousand in vested makes fair profit. It is very hard to make any profit at all if the capital is too small. But with a larger one it is much easier to make the interest on the capital and pay the farmer for his time. It is very necessary to distri bute the capital efficiently and properly. The amount or capital invested on land varies with the price of land, stock and the type of farming is also important. The farmer, t must adjust his type of farming to the size of his capital. IT he has a small capi tal and needs quick returns he should not invest in orchards or forests but in grain. We find the farmers have no facilities for obtaining credit. The manufacturers of his machin ery and fertilizers act as his banker. This is a great disad vantage , a n d cash purchases would be more economical. The dealt rs have to charge enough to make a good profit on the article and for handling a credit busi ness. Farm mortgages greatly in-s crease the chances losing many. But it is not, safe to moitgage more than half the farm and then the money must be used very wisely on the farm. One must be prepared to pay it in advance or renew the mortgage. There is nothing more detri mental to the farmers credit than allowing small bills to go unpaid. It is better to' have one large one than allow the little ones to ac cumulate. The farmer must be careful and not promise to pay before he can. It is much better to have it far enough away that he is certain he can keep his promise. The progressive farm es puts his money in the bank, not in an old boot. He pays with a check and the cneck acts as a receipt. One of the serious questions of the American farmer is Agricul ture credit. In Europe man y as sociations have been organized for the benefit of the "farmers which are successful. But the American farmers needs are dif ferent from the European farm ers. Tne farmers must be repre sented in the management and control. It must be on a liniited liability basis and needs be free from subvention i.nd under su pervision of the gov. And it is very necessary that it is located near the farms so that the farm er can tend to his business per sonally. Here to fore the banks have tried to suit the needs of the city only and the farmers have adapted themselves to it. The farmer must take this in hand and see that the financial inter ests of our country are shaped to suit the needs of the farmers. One may be hired-man, share renter, cash renter, or may own part of the land and rent part, to adapt farming to capital' The high prices in machiney and land are the cause of the in crease in tenants. There are many young men that hire out until they get money enough to be a tenant or run their own farm. The higher prices also make more capital necessary than formerly. The person that ex tends to be a successful farmer must first get an education. Our Author States that our time spent in high school is worth about $7 per day or 6000 invested in five percent bonds to the farm er Education does not insure success. Some Ifail with an edu cation other succeed without it, but the chances are better. The boy that has not obtained an agricultural college education can start out as a hired man and by being worthy and efficient can gain a good knowledge of farm ing and save money enough to rent a farm that will pay. The farmer wich a small capi tal should not try to farm a small farm nor' sh.ould he buy cheap land. If he starts out as a tenant on a good farm he will be more apt to succeed- In buying a farm the buyer should see if the land is likely to rise in value. It would pay . a man to buy a farm on the install ment plan. The landlord has to he paid for his risk of crop failure, poor tenant and for his over sight. This makes share rent higher than cash rent. , By renting for cash the risk of a noor tenant and the money that would other wise go for this can be added to the tenants profits. There are about one half mil lion men that own part and rent part of the land operated. The additional acreage can be farmed with the same horses, machinery and men that would be required on the little part they own. The capital has much to do with the type of farming. With -a small capital and when one is heavily in debt the cash crops bring quick returns and then aft er you 'are able to pay for better equipment introduce the pure bred stock which takes more capital. Nearly every one should have a life insurance. There are sev eral forms of life insurance. But the best form for the man who has a good safe place to invest his money is the ordinary life policy. One may expect to be able to continue to pay the premium after the 20 years. But if any thing comes up and he cannot i pay the policy'win go on at halt its lace value. The best form for a salaried man is the payment life. But for the farmer the above mentioned is better.- Myrtle Thompson. W. E. Wiltbank of Eagar was in town yesterday. ' Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mineer and children and Mrs. W. H. Gibbons left ea'rly yesterday morning for Hot Springs. N.M. Mrs. Mineer and Mrs. Gibbons are going for the purpose taking baths in the springs for rheumatism. Mrs. Hunt aged mother of Mrs. Amelia H. Garcia died here last Saturday night. She was -eighty years of age. Pleasing Event. Besides being an vppostle o Utah's dominant church, Elder Orson F. W hitney is the leading poet of the Latter Day iaint church. This spring he finished writing a poem of book length which he is still revising. Tues -day evening at the home of Presi dent Udall he read the production to 120 invited guests. It was the greate st litei ary treat in the his tory of St. Johns. The new production is not named beyond "An Idyll of the West land and it required two hours and twenty minutes to read it. It is a love story in which the unnamed heroine is a highly edu cated western girl of atheistic tendencies, while the hero is a graduate of Havard University but a firm Christian. He loves her and desires her hand in mar riage, but she refuses all his advances from having no desire for marriage and no admiration for one who believes in the divin ity or Jesus or the prophets, tho she believes He is a great teacher. After pursuing an intellectual course for a shoit time she sees the futility- of it. and. yields her heart to love. An illness comes on and she is converted to the,, divinity of Jesus. Her lover is absent as a soldier in the Philip pines and returns only to find her illness fatal,and to makeai-ledge of eternal union . - - The poem is filled with the loft iest sentiments and gems of Eng lish diction. It has in it a sublime suetaphor describing our petrified forest and another of equal beau ty on the Grand Canyon. There are dialations on the nobility of a teacher, the sweetness of love, the greatness . of Christianity, the necessity of piophecy. the shallowness of atheism and others of minor mention As a reader Mr. Whitney is far above any ever heard in St. Johns, and one of the best in the Rocky mountains. His reading will be long remembered in old St. Johns. Vocal solos by Mrs, Josephine Patterson, J. Alfred Anderson and Miss Thurza Brown, piano solo by Miss Lettie Anderson and a number by the orchestra were the musical numbers accompany ing the reading. . b. p -q THE GERMAN RATION. Washington, D. C. Nov. 7 The German' food ration is as follovs, the amounts being those allowed per person per week: Flour, 3.45 pounds; potatoes, 7.05 pounds; cereals (oats, beans and peas) 7 ounces; meats, 8.8 ounces; sugar, 3 ounces; butter and margarine, 2.8 ounces; and other fats, 2.8 ounces, Stated in terms of American house-keeping, these items a mount to sufficient flour to bake A pounds of bread; one-half peck of potatoes; a cupfull of beans, peas and oatmeal; one-half pound of meat; 12 dominoes of sugar; 6 individual patties of butter; and an equal amount of other fats. For a person in an oocupation requiring only a moderate degree of activity, these relations pro vide considerably less than the amounts requisite to maintain bodily health and vigor. y It should be understood, how ever, that the people of Germany are not threatened with physical collapse through undernourish ment The official ration is not all that each German eats. Some how they are getting more and the fact remains that they still are in fighting trim. Unques tionably Germany's food supply is short and is growing shorter, though just at present she has the advantage of the end of W crop season into which she has turned the labor of many prison ers and the productive capacity of many captured fields. Still there must be a limit to the enemy's endurance, counted in men, muni tions, general supplies in food. A- British statesman two years ago, said, "we're going to win this war because we're going to outlast Germany." This outlast ing, however, will mean that every American must contribute to the limit his ability to the re sources of his country and to sup plies for the war. SUGAR EXPORTS ARE HEAVY In 1917 the United States ex ported over eighteen time as much sugar as it had averaged annually in any one of three years before the war. Sweden, Norway Denmark and Holland before the war purchased no sug ar from the United States. Last year they bought 141; 000, 000 pounds. The exports to Mexico rose from 7,175,395 pounds in 1913 to 35,807,609 in 191. South America which had taken little of our sugar, in the past fiscal year took 142,853,000 pounds these increased largely were due to the to the comparative failure of the Argentine beet crop in the last two years. England has been reduced from over 93 pounds of sugar for each individual to 26 pounds a year. She used to re ceive 2&h per cent of her sugar supplies from 'Germany and 15-j Austro-Hungary, with only 1.14 per cent from the Unit ed States. She now must receive most of herugar f rpm America, RESTRICTING RETAIL PRO FITS. Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 7. The predatory jobber or commission man who has been making a har vest time of the war food neces sities of the people is goin to "get his". The very least that can happen to him is the revocation of his'license to do business and that is" what may happen to a number of dealers who have join ed in unreasonable: unpatriotic and uneconomic combinations along the Pacific coast an in Ari zona. Everyone of them, since Ncvember 1 who does business amounting to over $8,000 a month is under government license and is subject to the most stringent regulations and investigation at any time when desired by the Food Administrator, who will sieze hoarded food and who may start proceedings that "will land the dealer in jail for two years and subject him to a fine of $950 ! this fine raised to $10,000 on con viction of conspiracy to defeat the purpose of the Jood law. All cases of evasion or violation of the laws will be dealt with sum marily. The housewives will have their parkin this. All excessive prices for foodstuff should be reported by them. Before long, the pub lic will be told what prices the retailer pays for food products. The Food Administrator will con trol the basic products up to the small retailer's door, then it will be up to the buying housewives to see that no retailer sells to them for more than a fair mar gin of profit. ..McClintock.