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The Movement Cityward.
The detailed census figures now being given out reveal still more strik ingly the gain of the city at the ex panse of the farm. As a matter of cold fact the rural sections in most cases have gone backward. The same tendency is observable in New York state, in New England and in the middle west Only in the new states has the farming population as a whole Shown an increase. Elsewhere it has bfeen stationary or on the down grade. In all the history of the world there has not been a city growth equal to that which American municipalities have enaoyed in the past decade. Part of this has been due to immigration. The remainder of the urban recruits have come from our own farms. The yojing man Absalom has grown ambi tious and decided to go up in the world. Going up with him unfor tunately did not mean buying more acres and raising bigger crops, but migrating to the city and shining in some business or profession. Not al ways has he shone, but nearly always has he been too proud to go back to the farm and admit his failure to do so. Thus the result has been the same. Whether a city success or a city failure, he has still been lost to the farm. The cityward movement does not tell all the story of rural population de cline, however. The decreasing birth rate has played its part. The vital sta tistics are not in for 1910 as yet, but the population returns tell the story. The old American stock is being de pleted for the reason that through self ishness or for other considerations we have failed to obey the Scriptural in junction to "increase, multiply and re plenish the earth." It seems high time to" preach from the "anti-race suicide" gospel once more likewise to tune our lyres to the refrain of "back to the farm." Jane Addams, Chicago's great char ity promoter, is out with the state ment that she never paid more than $1Q for a hat It is evident that Miss iBddams never went millinery shop ping just before Easter. A woman is reported to have van ished from a coast liner, and it is said she took a coat with her. As she didn't take her hat she will probably come back. Many a man who laughs at the hob b7e ^knt weais cuffs on his trousei* Is being a senator as great an honor as it used to be' The Appalachian Forest Reserve. After many defeats and delays the Appalachian and White mountain for est reserve bill has finally become a law It has been supported by the governors of practically all of the eastern states and by three presi dents, McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft, yet despite all the pressure has failed in congress after congress until the shoit session recently closed To be exact, it passed one house during the long session and the other during the short session, the delay of more thau six months between the two votes be ing symbolic of the halts and setbacks which the measure met throughout its entire career The fact that it is final ly a law should thus give occasion for the greater rejoicing The act is designed for the protec tion of the headwaters of navigable streams arising in the whole Appa lachian system, including the White mountains Because of the cutting down of the forests on the sides of the mountains floods have become more frequent and destructive and erosion goes on in much greater de gree than before, cutting out farms the uplands and dumping the mud in the stream beds and bottoms of the lowlands, to the detriment of both. By le enforcement of banks, control of streams, reforesting and in othei ways the federal government will at tempt on a gigantic scale to better this condition The new law is one more step in the great work of national conservation A Nebraska judge has solemnly de cided that a farmer's wife is not under any obligation to milk the cows We hope some wise judge will hasten to decide that no married man Is to be expected to wash or wipe the dishes Before long, according to Wilbur Wright, the price of aeroplanes will be within the reach of all, from which we infer that the present price of an aeroplane affords at least a reasonable margin of profit. Uncle Joe Cannon in speaking of the rush of the American army to the ihe Mexican border says he will go if Champ Clark will. Looks like another case of "let George do it." Ex-Speaker Cannon says that there 'a more of Champ Clark to be shot at .nan him. Nevertheless Uncle Joe was kept busy dodging when he was speaker. Here is hoping that the extra session will be different. t,%M^M^^M^ Patting It Up to the Men* The Erie railroad company has tried the novel experiment of calling in its employees to consult as to improve ments and development plans. Recent ly it had 500 of its men meet the offi cials of the company at Paterson, N. J., and talk matters over. It rea soned that the engineers, conductors, trainmen, station agents, switchmen and others actually engaged in mov ing its trains and handling its business might have some worth while ideas as to improving the service. The only strange thing about this is that no body thought of it before. Perhaps some of the industrial concerns have held similar conferences, but it is not in the memory of man that a railroad has ever before deigned to consult its employees as to questions of improve ment and general policy. Why should not the men be inter ested in the plans of their employers and be made to feel that they have a part in working out the destiny of the company? Is there any better way to unify them and to identify them with the concern? Some man has said that if he had an office boy who did not say "our" when speaking of the firm's business he would fire him forthwith. It is safe to say that those 500 employees of the Erie had more of a tendency to say "our" after the Paterson meeting. Likewise the other employees probably felt a lively ambi tion to be included some day in the trusted and honored 500. One other reform that the Erie has carried out is in keeping. It is to place an engineer's name on his en gine as a reward of merithave his name on the office door, as it were! Things like that make the men sit up and take an interest in life. The decision to abandon the New theater in New York city and erect a smaller house for the same line of plays produced at the New theater is more creditable to the promoters than to the playgoers of the city. One of the big tenors of the Metro politan Opera company says he re stored his voice by eating oysters. Good thing for him he didn't lose his voice between May 1 and Sept. 1. The annual spring massacre of Jews is going on at Kiev. How long is civ ilization going to occupy a box in the grand stand and permit this sort of thing* Germany says she will not interfere even if we annex Mexico. Is this a ease of sour grapes? Getting a Jury Under Difficulties. It seems that America is not the only country in which it is hard to get a jury. Italy also has her troubles on that score. Of late she had difficulty to obtain twelve men to hear the case against the job lot of Camorrists rounded up for a recent murder, but so deadly was the fear inspired by the organization that the talesmen were making all sorts of excuses, leaving town and even going abroad to keep out of the jury box It seems that the members of the Camorra, after their usual fashion, had circulated threats against any prospective twelve of their "peers" woo might be sworn in to hear the evi dence in the case, with the result that the said "peers" were rendered nearly a3 hard to catch as the Camorrists. Finally the ^ourt had to threaten jail sentences against timid jurymen before it could fill the box All of which teaches us to cheer up. If America has difficulty in choosing juries because we read too much and have zealous lawyers we at least hare not reached a condition where we can not impanel twelve men by reason of the fact that some outlawed organiza tion has terrorized the entire popula tion. The no seat no fare policy is all right in some cases. If the old time courtesy of the grandpaps were more in vogue it would help out a whole lot It may be pessimistic, but it looks as if the millennium so far as it apper tained to politeness on street cars had "came, but went." Adopting Greenwich time in France so as to make the hour the same in all places within a radius of fifteen de grees wouldn't do in this country, es pecially in Washington, where they turn back the clock hands to lengthen a congressional day. Since so many diamonds are being stolen on ocean liners it Is considered wise by the companies to carry a crew of sleuths. This may help some pas senger to find his collar button when the ship is rolling. China is getting in its famine some thing just as objectionable as what Sherman said war was, without any martial music thrown In. Only six Confederate generals are living. It must not be supposed, how ever, that there is any scarcity of colo nels in the south. In Russia they call the harem skirt a "jupeculotte." That ought to kill it Real Reason For Texas Mobilization It is now becoming fairly apparent that the sudden movement of United States troops to the Mexican border was made for the double purpose of protecting our interests in case of a serious revolution and to prevent arms and men being shipped into Mexico from the United States. Of the two reasons the last mentioned was the paost potent. Thus the move was one of friendship to Mexico. The truth of this is revealed by the fact that our troops are patrolling the border and our warships are distributed along the coast in a way to prevent filibustering expeditions from this country. It can readily be understood just how this situation came about. Through the Monroe doctrine the United States is in a sense responsible to the nations of the old world for order and secu rity in the western hemisphere. Many Englishmen and other Europeans have investments in Mexico. Suppose diplo matic representations were made by London to Washington that the prop erty of British citizens in Mexico was endangered. In addition, let us pre sume that complaints came from American citizens who have financial interests in the republic to the south. Washington would naturally lay the matter before the government at Mex ico. Then let us suppose the Mexican foreign office informed us that Ameri can men and arms were constantly being sent to the aid of the Mexican revolutionists, which rendered the task of putting down the insurrection so much the more difficult. Would not the next natural step of our govern ment be exactly the one that has been taken? Nor is the above mere suppo sition. Intimations have come from various sources that this is something like what actually happened There was even a detailed statement to the effect that a conspiracy existed on both sides of the line to set up an in dependent government in Lower Cali fornia, presumably with the design of ultimately applying for admission to the United States. Now, as much as some Americans desire more terri tory, and as much as at least a por tion of them sympathize with the Mexican revolutionists, it can be seen with half an eye that the United States government as such is in duty bound to use every means in its power to prevent any aid from this country to a revolution against a friendly govern ment. J. A. EDGERTON. President Taft broke the gavel at the commercial congress in Atlanta. Probably thought he was hitting an in surgent. Carnegie Still For Peace. In these days of Mexican revolutions and American mobilizations a voice crying, "Peace, peace!" is like balm in Gilead. True, there may not be any more peace now than there was in P. Henry's day, but nevertheless it is nice to hear about it All of which reminds us that the Carnegie peace foundation has begun active opera tions. Presumably one part of the ac tivity will be in spending the $10,- 000,000 that Mr Carnegie handed over to buy off the war god. How ever that may be, the organization has been launched, the officers elected, and all that now lemains is to bring peace. There are twenty-eight members of the board of trustees to devise the spending of that ten millions, like wise to end war over the distracted planet, and we should say that there is not a man too many for the job. Twen ty-two of the twenty-eight recently met at the Carnegie institution in Washington and elected the follow ing officers: President, Elihu Root \ice president, Joseph H. Choate secretary, James Brown Scott treasurer, Walter Gil bert executive committee, Elihu Root, Nicholas Murray Butler, John W. Fos ter, Andrew J. Montague, Henry S Pritchett, Charlemagne Tower and James Brown Scott finance commit tee, George W. Perkins, Robert A. Franks and Samuel Mather. With such a formidable list of names the nine gods of war should go off somewhere and hide their diminished heads. Because a man found a strange shirt in his traveling bag he threatened di vorce proceedings against his wife, who had packed the bag. Was it not stretching a mere shirt to try to make It serve for a whole divorce suit? A New York girl stole $9,000 to give every comfort to her aged and invalid parents. It will probably go hard with her, as the Wall street code does not mix filial devotion with high finance. Mexico's envoy, who Is watching the troops scurry, doesn't want them to cross the border. He will not object if a batch of insurrectos cross over toming this way. Colonel Roosevelt was given a craw fish dinner In New Orleans. As the crawfish Is the perfect type of the re actionary, the colonel probably bit with especial enthusiasm. Casual observers might think that the late congress talked Itself to death. '&*: & i The Man Who Makes Good. Men's Suits Strictly all-wool men's suits, special tailored, in many colors to choose from. $15 suits at $9.48 $18 suits at $11.48 $20 and $25 suits 14.98 Overcoats and Cravanettes $8 and $10 values...$4.98 Men's Priestly Cravanettes $15 values $8.98 $12 values $6.98 Boys' Two-Piece Suits 3.00 suits at $|,98 4.00 suits at $2.98 Men's Pants Fine worsted pants in all shades. 2.00 values at 98 Shirt Waists, Etc. Shirt waists are going: at a mere trifle. Come in and see our great values at 69c 98c and $|,48 50e and 75c Corset Covers at 29 Ladies' Petticoats in mercerized sateen, heatherbloom and morrays 98c and $|.|9 $2.00 house dresses, sale price 98c CATCHING COLD. Ou to to Infection and Not at All Changes in the Weather. Have you ever noticed in church immediately after a prayer or a ser mon is finished some one starts a cough and then a whole battery of coughs explode? The modem physi cian will tell you bj way of explana tion that microbe emanations from the breath of the coughers find their way into the respiratory ti act of others, who thereupon cough too. Xot alone in chuich, but in theaters and other indoor places where people gather in large numbers, is this coughing habit noticeable. In an article dealiiit, with this sub ject published in the Independent it is explained that colds aie slight infec tious fevers Avhich spread particularly among the population of cities and* which are due to contagion and not at all td changes in the weather These may predispose by lowering resistive vitality and by disturbing the circula tion in mucous membranes, but it is the presence of an infectious germ that gives rise to the symptoms of the cold. When one of these bothersome affections gets into a household usual ly more than one person suffers from it, and it spreads in offices and schools and the like. It is much more fre quently caught in a crowd than any where else The people who have a succession of colds during the winter time and those who have to work where many people come and go during the day are particularly susceptible to them. It is not to some sudden change in the weather that the physician looks for the origin of a cold, but to some rath er intimate contact with other suffer ers from similar affection. Willing to Compromise. "Didn't you promise never to do that again?" "Yes, father." "And didn't I promise to whale you good If you didn't?" 'Yes, but I broke mo premise and Ladies' Skirts The very latest make in Mohairs, Panamas and Brilliantines. 3.00 values at $1.98 4.00 and 5.00 values $2.98 SHOE S Come and be convinced of our great values in men's shoes. Prices at SI.T9 $1.98 $2.39 Ladies' Shoes and Oxfords that are going at half of their value. Prices $1.29 $1.39 $1.98 Boys' and Girls' Shoes at 98c and $|.|9 Only Eight Days MORE Of our Gigantic Slaughter Sale, with thou- sands of customers satisfied to their hearts' content. We still have thousands of dollars of great values. If you have not called on us yet, then it is to your benefit to call with the masses of people to help carry away your Spring and Summer wants at a mere trifle of their cost. We claim that there is not a store in the country today that will give you new, fresh goods at the prices we mention. are Less than Cost. Ladies' and Girls' Caps, 50c and 75c values, sale price 5c Dress Goods. 8c and lOo mill end ginghams at 15c quality dress ginghams at Silk finish lisle tissue ging ham, 25c values at 5c 11c 19c Miscellaneous Ladies' mercerized hose, heel and double toe, 25c value, sale price Child's rompers, sizes from 2 to 8, 40c values 50c and 75c values at 39c Men's overalls and jumpers at 50c, 60c and Men's fancy hose, 10c values, sale price double 11c 25c )c 39c 4c The above are only a one-hundredth part of the great bargains which we have to offer, so bear in mind we have thousands of other articles which we cannot mention in this advertisement. Come and be convinced of our great slaughter sale. We can fit small and big, young and old. IfONE PRICE O ALL"W Mark's Great Bargain Store Princeton, J& Minnesota A Goal He Had Never Reached. "You aie the greatest inventor in the world," e\c'aimed a newspaper man to Alexander Graham Bell "Oh, no, inv friend, 1 not," said Professor Bell 'I've never been a teporter "Ladies' Home Journal. A girl's idea of a trousseau is to have enough clothes to wear without buying anything new for at least three weeksNew York Times. Dr Oswald of the Royal Asylum of Glasgow leports the discovery of a permanent cure for insanity. Some body should get Dr. Oswald immedi ately to begin treating the people who are trying to work up a war scare in connection with the matter of reci procity. One of the John Hopkins university professors announces that poverty will be abolished. It will not be possible, however, to get everybody to be pleased on account of the abolition of poverty unless work can be abolished along with It A whole family took a ride In an air ship at Los Angeles. We shall hear fJ$ Of the Sunday school picnic go wr^waywrone. Ladies' muslin petticoats, night gowns, and the combination corset cover and skirt, $2.00 QQ A values, at wOC 8c and 10c embroideries at 8c and 10c laces in vals and torchons, sale price 10c men's cotton gloves, sale price 5c 3c 6c Ladies' silk rubberized coats- $3.98 4.98 6.98 7.98 It is not paying for the price of the material. Ladies' and misses' spring covert jackets in tan, black and gray, sale price $2.48 $3.98 $4.98 It is not paying the price of making. Ladies' and misses' hose, 15c values, for Men's balbriggan under wear, 50o and 75c values Men's heavy work shirts, 50c values, sale priee 35c men's underwear, sale price Good sewing thread, per spool Men's fancy dress shirts with silk fronts, 75c values, JQ 7c 39c 39c 19c 2c A sale price "tO(# Men's fancy dress shirts, silk finish, swazetes and_mohairs,, $1.50 and $2 00 values, sale price... Girl's fine gingham dresses, sizes 6 to 15, $2.00 values, A sale price yQw 7c prints in all shades and fast colors, sale price 7c unbleached sheeting, sale price A big lot of ribbons, all shades and widths, are selling at half their value. i munairs $I.DU ana vV 79 and98c fl :ingha L. C. HUMMEL Dal*r in Fresh and Salt Meats, Larci, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Both Telephones. Haln Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn. dressesQ sizes VP^ 8c 5c^?f Ihe Music Soothed Him. In his book "My Life's Pilgrimage" Thomas Catling gives an interesting glimpse of Gladstone the Midlo thian campaign of 1880- I happened to meet an organist" from Edinburgh, who told me that la the throes of that electoral fight Mr. Gladstone soothed and steadied him self with music Having arranged a time for the organ practice, he was provided with a key, by means of which he could enter the church quite privately. Silently and alone he woul* sit in one of the pews with his fore head resting on his hands while the organist played over a number of fa miliar and impressive hymn tunes. The listener neither looked up nor spoke until the hour compelled him to move. Then, with a "Thank you," he passed out to throw himself again into the bustlintr political contest. One ot these oays some actress with original ideas will claim the public's attention on the ground that she is. living happily with her wedded hus* band. Germany's population has grown more than 4,000,000 in five years. Pass the smelling salts to France and Brit ain. Never fear bnt that Bias would 1* tftod to trade his Insurrection for tmj wing of half lfcr race taint* V*S