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Cl^fl It will be a tragedy if the present iiw
terest in the problem of unemployment
passeg without widespread realization
of two lessons there are in it:
First, that there are too many peo
pie living in the cities and too few on
Second, that the man who leaves the
City and plants himself and his family
on a piece of land is saying goodbye to
a precarious and dangerous atmo
sphere and locating himself in a
wholesome atmosphere of solid securi
For this recurrent phenomenon of
suffering from unemployment, is a
product of the tendency for popula
tion to shift from the country to the
city, and if this tendency continues
the problem of periodical unemploy
ment will grow with it.
The man who leaves the farm to
work in the city leaves a field of stea
dy employment for one of very erratic
The man who takes his family from
the city and locates on a farm not only
leaves a field where employment is
precarious and subject to every wind
of financial and industrial panic that
blows, but a place where moral condi
tions are never of the best and where
temptation always abounds. And he
leaves it for a field where food and
shelter are always certain at least.
Nobody ever starved on a bit of
ground unless he was too lazy to lift
food to his face.
To tell the city man out of a job
that he ought to have a farm is only to
mock him. Probably he hasn't even
car fare to get to a suburb. He may
have wasted fat wartime wages to get
into that plight, but there he is, and
it hurts as much as though it was in
ho way his fault. Maybe it hurts
worse because he knows that in some
measure it is his fault.
But to tell the city man who has
been thrifty and has a little saved
that he and his children would be vast
ly better off, and would have a solider
and more assured future if they took
a piece of land and lived and worked
on it, is to tell him solid truth for his
For years past people have been
talking about "back to the land." They
have been talking that because the
cities were getting too big and un
wieldy and sordid and squalid, and be
cause the country population was thin
ning. They talked it because it was
plain that if the shift to the city kept
on presently this country wouldn't
have enough people on the farms to
But all the talk of that kind in the
World couldn't point the moral so vi
vidly as a period of unemployment
like the present, when hundreds of
thousands of men walk the streets
seeking work that they may eat, while
hundreds of thousands of rich acres
that might be giving them a living and
comfortable prosperity lie idle and un
The Speculative Farmer..
The innocent and canfiding farmer
who used to be the victim of the
lightning rod agent and the purveyor
of "bitters" has of late years taken to
stocks and bonds and speculative en
terprises of the Colonel Sellers order.
A concrete instance is given by the
Kansas City Star. Last spring the
Missouri college of agriculture sent a
trainload of exhibition cattle about the
state for the purpose of emphasizing
the importance of good breeds. A
stop was made in Henry county, but
no farmers or ca.ttlemen showed up, it
being explained that most of them had
gone to Clinton to attend a Splenic and
barbecue" there, which was "given in
connection with the sale of stock in a
rubber and tire company."
This is something of a novelty in the
high art of salesmanship, Have a
jolly time and buy some shares. The
result was that about $100,000 worth
were sold, but a little over two months
later word came that the enterpriseing
rubber and tire company had gone
brokein fact, it had never got going
*t all. One rueful farmer was heard
to moralize on the little "flutter" in
jtocks as follows:
-".We could have bought a whale of a
lot of good bulls with the money we
may lose in a business we didn't know
anything about to begin with. No
matter how this stock investment
turns out, I've learned my lesson. I
see I don't understand corporations
and I'll let others speculate in that
kind of stock, and I'll stick to the
business I understand, raising and
selling crops and livestock."
That lesson learned in the dear
school of experience is probably of
more value than all the "blue sky"
laws that ever were passed to protect
the farmer from designing promoters.
It is estimated that Nebraska farmers
last year lost $100,000,000 through in
vestments in worthless oil mining
stocks.New York Times.
The fertility ci Minnesota's Soil and
the quality and quantity of her crops
do not relieve the state of the duty of
making the practice of agriculture
more intelligent and efficient.
The chief obstacle has been the lack
of faith among our farmers in the val
ue of a better education for their sons
and daughters. The needs of the farm
have too often forced them to check
the education of their children in the
rural school, with the result that both
flie farms and their workers have been
retarded in development.
"For some reason or other, many
country folks permit their boys and
girls to leave the local schools too
early, and fail to encourage them to,
attend higher schools," says C. G.
Selvig, superintendent of the north
western school of agriculture at
Crookston. "There are hundreds who
leave the rural school each year and
never attend any other school or se
cure any further training.. This is a
matter of concern in a country where
the want and need is for intelligent
The point is well taken. The farmer
should apply to education the familiar
maxim, "The best is the cheapest in
the long run." He should give every
opportunity and encouragement to his
children to get the best education they
can to fit them for their life work.
The state has attempted to do its
part in the making of intelligent
farmers by developing one of the best
agricultural schools in the country.
Its branches at Crookston and Morris
have made it possible for neighboring
students to get a higher training while
maintaining contact with their homes.
No tuition is charged and wholesome
conditions obtain at the schools.
The state,' it would seem, has gone
more than half way. The rest is up
to the parents.Minneapolis Journal.
The Imp of the Bottle.
One more bloody tragedy has grown
out of a bottle of moonshine.
Saturday night four men were shot
in a foolish brawl that arose shortly
after two of them had drunk from a
bottle of bootleg liquor. One is dead.
It has come about that whenever a
bloody affair happens hereabouts, one
looks instinctively for the word "moon
shine" in the report of it, and seldom
Deadly concoctions that change men
into beasts ^and make them guilty of
blind assault and murder are being
turned out of a thousand illicit stills.
From all accounts it is easy for men
foolish enough to drink this stuff to
buy it almost anywhere on a minute's
notice. It is a deadly poison, and out
of it come almost daily stories of sor
did crime. Men who drink it run
amuck, crazed and irresponsible, and
when that happens nobody is safe.
A man drunk on moonshine and armed
with a revolverwhich is as easy to
get as moonshineis as likely to kill
an innocent passerby as he is to kill
those who drink with him.
This is far more than a matter of
enforcing prohibition to prevent men
from making fools of themselves and
paupers of their families 'by the abuse
It is a matter of protecting society
against a new plague of poison drinks
that turn mild men into riotous dis
turbers and bad men into fiends in
The imp of the bottle in which
moonshine dwells is an imp of murder,
with many lives already to its score
and heaven only knows how many,
more unless it can be killed by the
destruction of every moonshine still
in the country.Duluth Herald.
N. G. C. 7006.
We are indebted to Professor Ser
viss, the eminent and entertaining as
tronomer, for the information that
N. G. C. 7006 is the end of the line.
This group of initials and numerals is
the astronomical designation of a
group of suns 1,200 quadrillion miles
away from our own little cozy earth.
Whether there is anything in the way
of matter beyond this group is not
about believing that there is even such
a thing as space on the other side^
Twelve hundred quadrillion miles is
quite a distance in these days of high
railroad fares, yet the walking is not
particularly good. Imagine a long
legged giant who could with one stride
step from Fourth and Nicollet squarly
on top of the sun, 93 million miles
away. He would be a footsore giant
before he sat daprn on N: G. C. 7006.
At a brisk pace, say one step a second,
it would take him about 430 years to
make the hike, if he didn't have to
When the furnace does not draw
properly in the morning, or when the
coffee isn't just up to standard in the
evening, it is-well to consider these
few astronomical facts. Man, being
the lord of creation and center of the
universe,.should keep these little mat
ters in mind in order to avoid pre
ventable errors in the management of
his domain.Minneapolis Tribune.
The Language of the Bee.
Bees have a language and a system
of telegraphy, according to Prof. Fran
cis Jager, chief of the division of bee
culture at the University of Minnesota
farm. Wonderful progress has been
made in bee culture, hut their means
Be sure of the number it is best to get it from
the telephone directory.
Taste is a matter of
Give the number to the operator slowly and
Speak clearly and directly into the telephone,
with your lips about one inch away.
When you are through talking say "Good-bye"
before you hang up the receiver.
NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO.
You Will Find
My store well stocked with General Merchan-
dise and the goods of the very best quality. The
prices, too, are right.
By trading at my store I feel confident that you
will receive satisfaction, and your patronage will be
I thank you for past favors.
Successor to J. A. Nyberg
We state it as our honest belief
that the tobaccos used in Chester
field are of finer quality^ (and
hence of better taste) than in any
other cigarette at the price.
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.
on^uc^ maily ex
periments -in an effort to learn some
thing of.tfibee^ mysterious form of
communication. Jn- one of them he
took the^ mj$en?bee out,of a hive,
which was four to fivefeet high. As
soon as the working bees discovered
their leader was missing they began
^The crying was-audible four or five
feetform the hive. Within 36 seconds
after the queen beeJhad been replaced
at the bottom of the hive the crying
subsided at the top~of the hive and
they showed their joy by standing on
their heads, according to Prof. Jager.
World's Champion Light Six
Also Bargain in Second-
T. C. WHITCOMB, Princeton
"fie complains! of shortness of breath.
You know he wears tight vests, and
pants when he goes up stairs."
''Vests and pants?" exclaimed the
doctor, Tyho was something of a purist.
"Tell him .to wear waistcoats ^and
Black Silk Stov*Polish
is different. It does not
dry out can be used to the
last drop liquid apd paste
one quality absolutely TJOJ
waste nodust or dirt. You1
get your money's worth. I
Black Silk A
19 not only moetecumimical, but it gives a brilli
ant, silky lustre that obtained with any
other polish. Black Silb Stove Polish does not
rub offit lastsJour- times as hmg as ordinary
polishsoit saves yog-time, work and money.
Bon't forgetwhen yoa
want stove polish, beBare to
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Black Silk Stove Polish
Works, Sterling, Illinois.
Use Black SUk AfrDrying
Ipsa Enamel on grates, reg
isters, stove-pipes, and auto
mobile tire rims. Prevents
rusting. Try it.
Use Black Silk Metal Pol-
ware or brass. It works
quickly, easily and leaves a
brilliant surface. It has no
equal for use op automobiles.
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Cord Tires built the Firestone
way could not fail to produce
mileage. Every day, from all over
the country, comes the word that
10,000, 20,000 or 30,000 miles are
frequent and consistent records.
Firestone Tire ft Rubber Co*
I submit herewith the history of a 33x4 Fire
atone Cord tire. This tire has run S7.000 miles.
have retreaded it seven tinea. The average
mileage to each retread
ing was about 7,000. I
think yon will agree this
is a remarkable record.
It ia especially unusual
aa know the owner to
be a severe driver. How
over, he gives his tires
proper inflation. The tire
In question is not yet
out of service and has
every indication of being
sufficiently strong for an
other retread. I am
Bailing photographs un
der separate cover.
C. U. Penney,
Plant City, Fla.
Hereafter I will keep my Photo Studio open Friday
evenings from 7:15 till 10 o'clock. Also open Saturdays from
9 a. m. till 5 p. m. This arrangement will make it more con-
venient for all the business people of Princeton as I cannot
very well arrange to be at the studio on Sundays.
Sittings made in the evening, when using the Butler Photo
Light, are as fine as though they were made in the best day-
light in the month of June. Have your portraits made now.
Prices have been cut one-third and more.
Co S. MORTON, Prop.
Bread, Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Etc.
Fresh Every Day.
Restaurant in Connection.
Try a Meal With Us.
Rum River Lumber Co.
LONG SIDING, MINN.
ALL KINDS OF
We also carry a high-grade line of Builders' and Shelf
Hardware, Paint, Oil and Grease. Also some cheap Paint.
Liberal terms to responsible parties.
Rum River Lumber Co.
JOHN BRUFLODT, Manager
Office Hours: 7:15 to 10 Friday evenings, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Saturdays. ffi
Mileage a Certainty
Car Owners want more rubber on the tread where the wear is
hardest more gum between cord plies to perfect a resilient and
powerful carcass. And they want a scientifically constructed Non
Skid tread with all angles and contacts to resist skidding and give
sure traction. Firestone Cord Tires have met these demands of
the car owners.
Read Letters Below
Records from 29,000 to 57,000 Miles
MBBBMK MJ^MM ^cMHaaaa saBj^BHi
Stpt 10. 1921
Now and then they are empha
sized by unusual instances such
as quoted below. Performances
like these demonstrate the ulti
mate possibilities of Firestone
Cords under careful driving.
$ 13 S
In this fabric tire as in our cord tirea
only Firestone resources and experi
ence can provide this quality at this
NORTH SIDE AUTO CO.
PRESCOTT & JONES, Props.
Sept. 2, 1121
Harvey K. Mack Co.,
ft Harmon Place,
It occurs to me that you might be interested
in the mileage that I obtained from the set of
Firestone Cord tires on my Dodge coupe. The
first tire went over 2t
000 miles. The second
tire rolled up a mileage
of between 34,000 and
35,000. These were both
rear tires and had been
cut considerably by
chains, The two front
tires have gone better
than 35,000 miles and are
still in good condition. I
expect t6 get at least
40,000 miles from each of
them. 1 need scarcely
say that the Firestone
Cord will be my tiro
choice for the future.
Archie H. Beard.
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