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The Trend to the Cities.
For the first time in the history of
the country urban population exceeds
rural. The census shows this ratio in
favor of the cities larger than in 1910
in all but three states. Colorado, Mon
tana and Wyoming are to be congratu
lated that their cities have not grown
at the expense of their rural popula
tion. Minnesota still has more people
in her country districts than in cities
of twenty-five hundred or over, but
the margin is narrowed.
The world war gave a decided im
petus to the movement to the cities.
High wages drew hundreds into the
big centers, and many war veterans
who had lived on farms took up resi
dence in cities after discharge.
Without exception economists agree
that this movement cityward is unfor
tunate. It means increased cost of
living, more social unrest and for
thousands a tense and rather unna
tural life. It is not a sound economic
tendency or one that bodes good.
But it is evident that no amount of
paper propaganda or preaching will
check the movement, although they
may do something to help. Its causes
are deepseated. They lie partly in the
lure of the city, and partly in the fact
that the worthwhile opportunities and
satisfactions of farm life have not
been held up and advertised as they
might have been.
Economic pressure may in time send
people back to the land. But far bet
ter would it be if improvements in
farm life, such as good roads, schools,
markets, modern homes, recreational
centers, amusements and modern
equipment could forestall such un
fortunate economic pressure and keep
more people on the farm. These have
not been tried as they might have
been, or, let us hope, as they will be
in the future. Farming has really be
come a great profession, but the
trouble is that most people do not see
it this way.
City life is at best specialized and
fragmentary. As compared with the
conditions that may obtain in the
country the city does not develop the
typo of character that furnishes the
best human material or supply the
basis foT thte best government.
The division of labor that lies at the
root of city life tends to develop ex
perts and specialists, but not to nur
ture that breadth of view and ability
developed where daily tasks are more
varied. The typical urbanite tends to
become a very dependent creature.
A Man and His Dog.
It seems as if dog stories, illustra
tive of the fidelity of man's closest
comrade among the brute creation,
were never so numerous among the
news items as they are today. Proba
bly dog nature has not greatly
changed. The skeleton of a dog found
covering his master in the ashes at
Pompeii wore a collar that told how
he had already saved the life of his
master three times. Perhaps in the
remote ancestry of that animal was
the dog who met Ulysses on his re
turn to Ithaca.
But the love of a dog for his mas-
ter and the reciprocal affection break
into the public prints unceasingly.
Here is the story of the aged man in
Wisconsin, who, when he found that
his dog could not be taken into the
poorhouse with him, returned to the
miserable shack they both called
home and killed the dog and then
himself. He could not think of a
life apart from his comrade. A Bos
ton man said forgivably: "If they
won't take my dogs in heaven I don't
want to go." His thought was that
of Bryant's Indian, who "thinks, ad
mitted to that equal sky, his faith
ful dog shall bear him company." We
have wondered what kind of dog
Noah chose to go with him into the
ark. It must have been very hard to
make an invidious distinction when
they all wanted to go, and no doubt
he wanted them all. Perhaps he took
a pair of water spaniels.Phila
delphia Public Ledger.
Squelching the Society Dubs.
President-elect Harding has shown
a spirit of human fitness that will be
praised by all peopleexcept possibly,
the vulgar rich and the silly toad
He has put his foot down on the
proposed grand, fantastic, elaborate,
spectacular and dizzy inaugural pro
gram that had been planned and for
which congress had misappropriated
fifty thousand dollars of the people's
money, and, as the presidential foot
has determining dimensions, there will
be no vulgar display and waste when
Mr. Harding takes his place as chief
executive of the nation.
Good for Hardinggood for the
The president-elect, in his announce
ment to the chairmen of the different
committees which were rushing head
long with the show program, stated
that he desired no display of any kind,
and that in his humble opinion it would
be unwise for the nation to spend such
a big sum of money in such a foolish
fashion at this critical time. He
wants an inaugural that will display
the simple dignity of the occasion
in fact, it must be an American cere
It is an awful blow to the society
bunch that infests the capital of the
nation, all ready to indulge in an
orgie of wild dissipation at the na
tion's expense, and to get even they
will likely vote the democratic ticket
at the first opportunity.Hibbing
Back in the spring of 1918 an officer
intercepted Private Wheeler, a giant
backwoodsman from Maine, wearing a
boche helmet and an air of grandeur.
He came out of the clouds, however, at
the sharp query:
"Who gave you permission to wear
"Please, lootnant," he stammered,
"don't make me give this up. I had
ter do away with seven Jerries tcr get
The officer looked over his gargan
tuan proportions and his eyes widened.
"My God, man!" he exclaimed. "If
you ever lose your shoes the war's
over."American Legion Weekly.
The Second Annual
Beginning Friday. Jan. 21. and closing
Saturday. Jan. 29
Here are a few of the specials we
1 box, 3 bars, Toilet Soap |9c
1 white china Cup and Saucer |9c
4 large Pencil Tablets |9c
Ladies' Black Hose |9c
Men's thick Mittens |9c
4 packages Spices |9c
50 foot Clothes Line \%c
1 quart Mixing Bowl |9c
1 bottle O'Cedar Polish |9c
White Curtain Scrim, yard |9c
3 cards Safety Pins |9c
Boys'Winsor Ties |9c
3 packages Envelopes 19c
Dust Pan 19c
1-3 lb. Chocolate Creams |9c
1 lb. Jelly Beans |9c
1 Dressing Comb 19c
See our bargain table. Any two articles for 19c
The Fatal Metaphor.
The young man was telling his
sweetheart how he had been attracted
"You were a lovely flower and I
was a bee," he exclaimed to her, "I
was a mouse and you were a piece of
And then he wondered why she rose
and left the room.
H. Wahl came up from Minne
apolis on Tuesday evening for an ex
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lang, who were
married in St. Paul last week, came
to Wahkon on Tuesday evening. Mrs
Lang was Miss Esther Berg of this
place. Both parties are well known
here and their many friends extend
Miles Dan is home from Minneap
olis, where he has been employed for
several months. He says work is be
coming very difficult to find in that
city. A chimney fire in the Chas. Stalker
home called out the fire department
on Saturday afternoon. No serious
Work on the ice has been halted for
the time on account of the shortage of
Louis Durfce lost a valuable horse
The county nurse was in Wahkon
(Too late for last week
'Dr. Frasier left Monday night for
a business trip to Duluth.
The Stalkers are busy with their
saw rig these cold days.
Ice harvest is in full blast. Mr.
Lucas has the contract to furnish the
Soo company with ice this year. Ow
ing to the warm weather he was un
able to commence operations as early
as he did last season.
G. R. Zickrick made a business trip
to Minneapolis, returning on Tuesday
Neal Johnson is in Rochester, where
he is receiving medical treatment.
Mrs. Mary Wilkes is home from
Sauk Rapids, Milaca and other points
where she has been visiting relatives
and friends for the past few weeks.
Miss Ethel McCuaig left on Satur
day for Minneapolis via Milaca and
The Odd Fellows are now nicely
located in the hall over the Martin
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1921
NO REASON FOR IT.
When Princeton Citizens Show a Way.
There can be no reason why any
reader of this who suffers the tor
tures of an aching back, the annoy
ance of urinary disorders, the pains
and dangers of kidney ills will fail to
heed the words of a neighbor who
has found relief. Read what a Prince
ton citizen says:
Mrs. H. Lind says: "Doan's Kid
ney Pills have helped me and I am
glad .to recommend them. My back
used to cause me much misery.
When I had been sitting down awhile,
it was awfully hard to get up. I had
frequent dizzy spells and a dull ache
in my back tormented me for hours.
Doan's Kidney Pills soon gave me fine
relief. They rid me of the lameness in
my back, of the dull, tiring ache and
made me feel better in every way."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedyget
Doan's Kidney Pillsthe same that
Mrs. Lind had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv.
Lv. Onamia 7:00 1:10
Milaca 8:05 2:20
Princeton 8:45 3:00
Zimmerman 9:15 3:30
Elk River 10:00 4:15
Anoka 10:25 4:40
Osseo 10:40 4:55
Ar. Minneapolis 11:20 5:35
Don't let a pure-bred bull go to
waste in this community. Remem
ber that the poorest pure-bred is
better than the best scrub. He
is easier to feed, he makes better
beef, and he will pass his money
bringing qualities on to his get. Only
the pure-bred can make the cattle
industry stable and certain of steady
return, year after year.
THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN,
whose cooperation enables us to pre
sent these advertisements, has long
Merchants and manufacturers endorse pure-bred cat-
tle because they make business better. They buy elec-
tric-lighting plants farm power machinery pianos
household conveniencespower washers, sweepers,
churns better buildings better homes. They buy im-
proved roads and more efficient schools.
Farmers raise pure-breds for the same reason.
They like to be prosperous and pure-breds will make
them so. Better cattle widen the margin between the
producing cost and the selling price of beef they make
their own market as breeding stock.
Minnesota Shorthorn Breeders Association
F. C. Landon, Secretary Winona, Minnesota
THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, Philadelphia, Pa.
I'm glad tb see you pushing our organization with good advertising. And here's my dollar for a subscription
for one year, fifty-two issues. The two go well together.
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Owing to the rapidly increasing patronage of the Blue and White bus
line, the Jefferson Highway Transportation Co., Inc., has recently in-
stalled more service between Princeton and Minneapolis and between
Princeton and Onamia.
The company wishes to avail itself of this opportunity to thank the
people of Princeton and the country people along the line for their liberal
patronage and solicit their moral support and continued and increased
Special arrangements Tiavc been made with the Merchants hotel at
Princeton, where full information regarding the buses may be had and
where you are invited to come and wait for the busses.
A. M. P. M.
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Effective November 3 ,1920
P. M. A. M.
4:30 Lv. Minneapolis 8:00
5:40 Osseo 8:40
6:20 Anoka 8:55
6:50 Elk River 9:20
7:35 Zimmerman 10:00
8:00 Princeton 10:30
8:15 Milaca 11:10
8:55 Ar. Onamia P. M. 12:15
Office and Terminal 29 N. Seventh St. Tel. Geneva 4478 MINNEAPOLIS
Jefferson Highway Transportation Co. Inc.
These Schedules Subject to Change Without Notice.
been an ardent supporter of the pure
breds, because they pay the farmer
who raises them. This dominant
weekly of farm service studies for
you every aspect and every problem
of your business and the conclusions
at which its trained investigators
arrive can be accepted as thorough!
reliable. These investigators say:
In the next 52 big issues (which
will come to you for just $1.00) the
editors will tell you why.
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impossible. In the Federal Reserve Bank
we have an unfailing reservoir of cash
obtainable in exchange for commercial
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