The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, May 24, 1912 Page: 1 of 4
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The Ralston Independent
Successor to the Free Presa, Exponent and New Era
VOL. 8, NO. 5.
RALSTON, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1912.
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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
It is not as easy to get a foothold in business, nor to own real estate is it was
a generation or two ago. The easiest and surest way to be prepared for the winter
of life, is to put money in the bank.
Start your bank account at once an you will be prepared for this event in the
CoMlitkt 1909, kv C. I. Zinnrrnan Co.-No. 49
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Ralston, Okla.
Use Rexall for your ailments.
Mrs. W. C. Mann has been en-
joying a visit from her brother,
W. E. Berkshire, of Dodge. Kan-
sas, for the past week.
Please phone No. 11 any good
Joe Clayton and Will Harry
took in that bum ball game at
Fairfax last Sunday and got took
in by a bad mud hole in fording
Salt creek on their return. Just
picture for yourself, these distin-
guished gentlemen in four feet of
mud, where the team left them,
when the double-tree broke, and
William riding out on Joe's back.
They say they will follow the
crowd and go over the bridge the
next time, and lose no more shoes.
Sewing and dress making want-
ed by Mrs. F. E. Stone, south 2nd
Julia McClintick returned Sun-
day from Pawhuska, where she at-
tended school, accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. Kennedy, who is
visiting relatives here this week.
There will be preaching at the
Presbyterian church every 4th
Sunday morning and evening.
We are glad indeed to report
that the pipe is repaired where it
got broken in Eagle Creek, and
our water tank full once more.
Gates & Robe want your pro-
duce, and will always pay the
market prioe. tf.
Frank Neidigh took sick last
Saturday and went to the hospi-
tal at Topeka. Monday, but his
case of appendicitis proved mild
and he will soon return without
While they last—ready set lis-
ter lays, $2.00 each All makes,
at W.'c. Manu's. tf.
T. B. Reder was here this wepk
petitioning the people to vote the
state capital back to Guthrie, un-
less Oklahoma City fulfilled her
promise at once and met with
See the new water and berry
premium sets at Gates & Robe's
Dear Reader, please notice the
figures following your name, they
indicate the time your subscription
expires, and we have promised
Uncle Sam to stop all papers not
paid in advance, for his kind one
cent per pound postage rate.
Please renew at once and oblige, tf
Good perfumes, Monk Drug
Floyd Stone moved this week
to the Armstrong property on
South 6th Street.
Alabastine, at Monk's Drug
Dr. Pyatt iR reported to have
an abscess on the spine, and is
now in the hospital at St. Louis,
and will undergo an operation as
soon as posible. His many friends
wish him speedy recovery and his
return to Ralston for practice.
Shoes and harness repairing
headquarters is now at McDon-
ald's Feed Store.
H. Hodge returned Wednesday
from a trip to St Joe, where he
visited relatives, and the whole-
sale houses, and Miss Vida will
continue her stay there indefnite-
Buster Brown and White
House shoes are the best ever.—
Brooks & Clark.
W. M. Coggins at Center, and
M. J. Rosbury at Purdy, Okla.,
were added to our mailing list this
week by J. E. Coggins, one of our
live business men who believe in
"passing good things around."
Paul Atkinson and family re-
turned this week from Seattle,
For good horse shoeing, general
blacksmithing and wood-work,
go to Sam Mann. All work guar -
Miss Maud Cox returned Tues-
day from Edmond, where she has
been attending state normal for
Cultivator shovels pointed and
ground, made as good as new,
$2.00 per set. Not ground $1.75,
new shovels with old backs, $2.50
per set, W. C. Mann's. tf.
J. W. Mosley of Hallett, a can-
didate for county treasurer, was
here yesterday getting acquaint-
ed and looks like a winner.
Get your plow, cultivator and
weeder discs sharpened at W. C.
Mann's, the only sharpener in the
You can buy a Singer sewing
machine on three years time with-
out interest. Send for free cata-
logue and prices. Singer Sewing
Maohine Co., Tulsa, Okla.
Will Ralston celebrate the 4th of
July, or shall we arrange to go
elsewhere? is the question now
among the farmers.
D. Y. T.
The D. Y. T. Embroidery Club
met with Mrs. Roy Robe. Com-
mittee was appointed to make ar-
rangements fop the annual supper
and lawn social to be held some
time soon, date not having yet
been decided upon.
At 4:30 dainty refreshments
were served, after which the club
adjourned to meet with Mrs. J.
Whiles, May 24.
A Surprise Party
Last Wednesday evening, a
crowd of young people pleasantly
surprised Miss Ruth Jones and re-
minded her that it was her 19th
birthday. By gathering at the
home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs.
The evening was spent in play-
ing various games. Those pres-
ent were as follows: Misses, Fern
Wardlow. Gertrude Meadows,
Ada Huffman. Gertrude and Sad-
ie Loper. Maud Harmon. Nora
Kerns. Julia McClintick. Viola
Hinsdell. Mae Waddelow. Jennie
Krow, Eulia Coggins, Carrie Hen-
drix. Lizzie and Glennie Jones;
Messrs. Embie Ilinecker, Virgil
Harry, John Krow, Tom and Jess
Venator, Chas. Waddelow, Orle
and Dean Keeton, Gus Kerns, Lee
Brock. Walter and Virl Brooks,
Bud Harry. John Borrow, Gilbert
Berrier. Bert Reed. John Holder,
Tommie Wardlow, Carl McClin-
tick, and Mr. and Mrs. Len Over-
man. Lunch was served of cake,
lemonade and pickles. All de-
parted at a late hour wishing Miss
Ruth many more happy birthdays.
—One who was there.
The Christian Church
Preaching the first and third
Sundays at eleven o'clock a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. All who do not
attend church elsewhere, are in-
vited to hear these gospel sermons.
O. B. HUFF, Pastor
A Concrete Block Factory
Albert Borwig. the concrete
block man. reports that he is mov-
ing to Ralston with his machinery
and will be ready to build arch
caves and all other concrete work
bv June 1st.
W. M. Keith, now of Newby,
Okla., writes us to start the Inde-
pendent to their new home.
John Wedd, Sr. Dead
John Wedd Sr. died at his Kan-
sas home on Sunday, May 12. The
particulars and cause of his death
are not learned, hut as he was a
pioneer farmer of this vicinity, a
host of friends will be sadly sur-
prised to hear of his death.
Air: STAR SPANGLED BANNER.
FREDERICK R. MERES
Oh say can you see by the dawn of the day.
The day set apart for the grave decoration,
The remnant of those who in battle array
Had offered their lives for the life of our Nation;
That the shackle and chain no longer remain.
Nor the slave block its horror our Nation proclaim?
Then gather the flowers that grow by the way,
And strew on the graves of the Blue and the Gray.
Oh the havoc of shell and the gloom of the pen,
The ravage of fever, the pang of starvation,
Are past and forgiven by this band of brave men
Who honor the graves with love and elation.
For the sword is now sheathed, they are resting beneath
The sod and wave for the freedom of slave.
Then lovingly cast on the crest of the wave
The tribute of love for the true and the brave.
Then cast on the flowers, deck the monument fair,
In church-yard and park with thy holy reflection;
With malice to none and in charity share
The principles held by the great of each section,
And the flag of the free forever will be
The emblem of peace and of true liberty.
We will counsel our children to honor the day
That ended the strife 'tween the Blue and the Gray.
Jasper Ren Drowned
Jasper Ren. age 53, was suddenly
drowned Thursday afternoon ab-
out 3 o'clock, while seining in the
Arkansas river just above town.
The scene was witnessed by Frank
Brown, Don Owens, Virl Brooks,
Jake Wright and Dick Meadows,
who were iu with him seining, and
many other men and boys on the
bank. Mr. Ren could not swim and
the whole affair sounds like care-
lessness to allow the old gentle-
man to take one end of the rope
and lead through ten feet of swift
water, where he was drowned.
The deceased was a member of the
Modern Woodmen in Missouri,
with $1000 life insurance, that al-
ways comes to their widows right
in the time of need.
Mr. Ren has lived here several
years, and made many friends,
who join his wife, two sons and
one brother, in their sad bereave-
The body has not b'en lecover-
ed as we go to press, but will like-
ly bp buried here about Sunday
Mr. Crabtree got all he wanted
with our power plant in three
days, and returned to Stillwater
Wednesday. This makes about
seven engineers who have "hop-
ped this job" in the first year,
how many will it take to run it
the second year if the council
keeps this enginef
Oil Well News
Mr. J. M. Critchlow of Titus-
ville, Penn., and Mr. Stewart of
San Anglo, Cal., were here last
week and purchased the drilling
material of the oil well from the
Wanango Oil Co., of New Bright-
on. Penn., including the leases
and made a deal with A. D. Krow,
to take charge of the work, and
they also have a contract signed
up with Mr. Haliman and Son, to
drill 2750 feet, provided they
do not strike oil before they reach
that depth. These men come well
recommended as large oil field op-
erators, Mr. Stewart being one of
the largest oil operators in Cali-
fornia. Everyone should boost
for the completion of the well, as
it means a city of the first class
for Ralston, if we strike oil or
gas. The drillers are having some
unexpected trouble in pulling the
last small casings, hut have sent
for heavier machinery and expect
to begin underrimmiug cue day
Richeson Paid the Penalty
Boston. Mass., May 21.—Clar-
ence V. T. Richeson was electroc-
uted at 12:17 Tuesdav morning.
The current was turned on at
12:10:02 and the prisoner was de-
clared dead at 12:17.
The former Baptist clergyman,
who confessed to poisoning Avis
Linnell of Hyannis, his sweet-
heart, was outwardly calm when
he entered the death chamber and
he maintained his composure
while the straps and electrocodes
were being adjusted as he sat in
the electric chair.
Richeson walked to the chair
erect, eyes straight ahead, until
he sat down. Then he closed his
eyes and kept them shut until the
Seated in the chair, he was ask
ed a series of questions by the
Rev. Herbert S. Johnson, his spir-
During his answers he said:
"God will take care of my soul,
aud I pray for all. I forgive ev-
The last of the questions was:
"Are you willing to die for Jes-
us 'sake?" The reply in an even
well modulated tone, was simply
"I am willing to die."
The current applied was of 100
volts, 8 amperes. One application
M. W. A. Organization
About 75 Modern Woodmen of
Pawnee county, representing 6
camps, met at the opera house in
Pawnee Monday at 2 p. m. and or-
ganizd the Pawnee County Mod-
ern Woodman Assembly, affilia-
ting with the National organiza-
tion, which is being formed in
This is not a secession move-
ment. but proposes through or-
ganization to restore control of
the Modern Woodmen to the
membership and secure a more
equitable readjustment of rates.
Hon. F. O. Fritz of Custer City,
was present and made a splendid
talk on behalf of the organization,
which was highly appreciated.
Mr. Fritz has just returned from
Springfield, 111., where he helped
got the Donohue bill through the
Illinois legislature, which prohib-
its the collection of the Chicago
rates until 1915, and requires that
a referendum vote of the mem-
bers be taken. W. T. Cleeton was
elected president and Frank Hud-
son, secretary of the county or*
John 1). Rockefeller, Jr., dis-
cussing with his Bible class the
folly of marrying on an inadeq-
uate income told an Easter story.
"No young wife," he said, "can
be truly happy if she is over-
whelmed with housework—with
the washing of clothes, the scrub-
bing of front steps."
Mr. Rockefeller smiled and ad-
"I once said to a little boy
" 'What do vou know about
"He was the feller what done
Robinson Crusoe's housework,"
the little boy replied."
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Bryant, T. E. The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, May 24, 1912, newspaper, May 24, 1912; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc162843/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.