The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, May 31, 1912 Page: 1 of 4
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The Ralston Independent
VOL. 8, NO. 6
Successor to the Free Press, Exponent and New Era
RALSTON, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY MAY 31, 1912
$1.00 FIR YEAR
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
It is not as easy to get a foothold in business, nor to own real estate as 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
Co Tritfct 1W. br c. I. ZiMiermM ♦
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Ralston, Okla
Good perfumes, Monk Drug
Use Rexall for your ailments.
W. 0. Dildine made a business
trip to Pawhuska this week.
Mrs. Jester, our obedient 'hello
girl" is enjoying a visit from her
mother, Mrs. Stewart, of Yale,
Please phone No. 11 any good
0 0. Simpson and family are
enjoying a visit from his younger
brother of Manhattan, Kansas,
Sewing and dress making want-
ed by Mrs. F. E. Stone, south 2nd
Mrs Earnest Mathews and
children of Tyron, Okla., are here
this week visiting her mother,
There will be preaching at the
Presbyterian church every 4th
Sunday morning and evening.
Mrs. Reeves of Pawnee is visit-
ing friends here this week and
looking after her property and
While they last—ready set lis-
ter lays, $2.00 each All makes,
at W. C. Mann's. tf.
Three good second-hand culti-
vators for sale cheap. See' Jno.
See the new water and berry
premium sets at Gates & Robe s
Children's day exercises will be
observed by the Baptist and M. E.
people at the M. E. church Sun-
day night, June 9th.
Brock and Bryant, our new ar-
tists, put up the largest sign in
town this week, for the Long
Bell Lumber Co., These gentle-
men are sign artisth and w;U he
glad to figure with any one on
any work in their line.
Alabastine, at Monk's Drug
Garrett Brader and wife of Bix-
by, are here this week visiting his
brother, Fred. Garrett was
struck by lightning some two
weeks ago. and lay unconscious
for 36 hours, but is now able to
walk some with a cane.
The Ralston bank deserves spec-
ial mention this week for proving
their progressive spirit by tap-
ping the main for street sprink-
ling in front of their institutions.
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, ti
Rov Robe returned Wednesday
from'a trip to wertero K.nsM.
where they anticipate moving m
the near future and starting a
Shoes and harness repairing
headquarters is now at McDon-
ald's Feed Store.
J. A. Ren's body was found
about ten miles down the river
last Monday in a very bad condi-
tion, and laid to rest in the Ral-
ston cemetery that night. Elmer
Ren arrived from California Wed- j
nesday and says they expect to
sell out here and all move to Cal-
ifornia as soon as possible. The
bereaved family wish it published
that they sincerely thank their
many friends who worked so hard
in recovering the body and the
many kindnesses tendered them
during their bereavement.
Buster Brown and White
House shoes are the best ever.
Brooks & Clark.
You can buy a Singer sewing
machine on three years time with-
out interest. Send for free cata-
logue and prices. Singer Sewing
Machine Co., Tulsa, Okla.
Will Ralston celebrate the 4th of
July, or shall we arrange to go
elsewhere? is the question
among the fanners.
Seen Balloon "St. Louis"
The mammouth balloon St.
Louis" that started from San An-
tonio, Texas, Sunday at 7:30 p.
m passed over Ralston Monday
morning at 7 :30, carrying her two
passengers, in an effort to break
the record for long distance. She
was traveling high and at about
40 miles an hour, until they were
forced to land in Northern Illi-
nois, on account of a storm, at
5-30 p. m. Monday. They travel-
ed 900 miles in 22 hours and
would have surely beat the pres-
ent record, (1100 miles) had they
missed the storm.
ion, the world is largely indebted
for the awful fatality."
America will leave to England
the chastisement of those guilty,
asserted the senator, and he quot-
ed British law to show that Cap-
tain Lord might be prosecuted for
CALIFORNIAN COULD HAVE
SAVED ALL ON TITANIC
Actions of the Liner 's Commander
Declared to Have Been Crim-
For good horse shoeing, general
blacksmithing and wood-work,
go to Sam Mann. All work guar-
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
I per set, W. C. Mann's. tf.
Stillwater 15—Fairfax 5
Many Ralston people attended
the bail game at Fairfax Sunday,
and report Fairfax's defeat. 15 to
5. Ralston is late organizing a
team this season, on account of no
ground to play on, but are now
I making a new diamond just west
of the school building and will
play Skedee here Sunday, June
D. Y. T. Club
The annual supper and lawn
social given by the D. Y. T. Kin-
broidery club, in honor of their
husbands, last Tuesday evening
was greatly enjoyed by all pres-
ent. The picnic spread was ser-
ved on the beautiful lawn at the
Barber home, and the evening be
ing ideal for such an occasion,
made the i ffair one of extreme
pleasure in every way. After the
feast all indulged in outdoor
games until a late hour.
The last meeting of the club
will be held with Mrs. L. C. Bar-
ber. May 31.
Fairfax suffered several thous-
and dollars loss iu the hail and
wind storm last Monday evening
also did Newkirk and Skiatook,
where several lives were lost.
Very little damage wbb done here
ir town, but Ivan Quillen's house
3 miles northwest, was torn to
Memorial sermons were render-
ed bv Rev. Clark last Sunday af-
ternoon and by Elder Huff yester-
day at the M. E. Church. Special
music was furnished on both oc-
casions by the choir and by the
band boys. Many old soldiers
were in attendance and took part
in the decoration of graves at the
Get your plow, cultivator and
weeder discs sharpened at W. C,
Mann's, the only sharpener in the
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.
0. B. HUFF, Pastor.
Evidence of Carelessness
"So you found a poker chip in
your husband's pocketT"
"Yes." replied Mrs. Flimgilt.
"And you reproved himf
"Indeed I did. A man who is
that careless about cashing in
should not be allowed to play
Washington, May 28—Every
person on board the Titanic could
have been saved. That 1519 per-
sons were drowned was due to the
indifference, inattention and al-
most criminal neglect of Captain
Stanley Lord and the officers of
the steamship Californian, who
were only four miles away and
saw the distress signals of the Ti-
That was the most startling
charge made by Senator William
Alden Smith, chairman of the in-
vestigating committee in placing
before the Senate today the re-
port on the Titanic disaster.
A gold modal and the thanks of
Congress carrying with it the
privilege of admission to the floor
of the Senate and House, was or-
dered by the Senate as a fitting
recognition on the part of the
United States of the bravery of
Captain Rostron of the rescue
Carpathia. Senator Smith intro-
duced a resolution to this effect at
the conclusion of his speech. The
measure eulogized the comman-
der in glowing terms for his res-
cue of 706 survivors and specified
that President Taft be authorized.
to have struck and presented to
Rostron, a medal containing $1001
worth of gold.
Eloquently combining praise
for the heroes and rebuke for
those responsible fo rthe disaster,
Senator Smith summed up his
views of the evidence developed
at the investigation of the Titan-
ic. He made no criticism of J.
Bruce lsmay. After denouncing
the course of Captain Lord of the
Leyland liner Californian and
placing upon his shoulders the re- ]
sponsibility for the unnecessary
loss of 1519 lives, Senator Smith
declared that there also was a
needless sacrifice of 500 lives be-
cause "the strangely insufficient
number of lifeboats" were not
Senator Smith said that respon-
sibility also rests upon the British
Board of Trade, "to whose laxity
of regulation, and hasty inspect-
Anybody Here Seen Cox?
"Bud" Cox, a prisoner in the
county jail, held on a charge of
hog stealing, while out at work
on Tuesday of this week, gave the
officers the dodge and has not
been seen since although Sheriff
Marshall has spared no available
means of effecting his capture.
Cox was arrested near Glencoe
early in February on complaint of
A. L. Sykes, a farmer living south
west of Pawnee, who charged that
Cox had stolen some of his hogs.
Being unable to give bond Cox
has remained in jail since that
Under the laws, persons senten
ced to imprisonment in the coun
ty jail are required to perform
hard labor. For some weeks the
prisoners have been used on the
streets of Pawnee and on the
court house grounds filling up the
low places. Cox was awaiting
trial, and being desirous of get-
ting out in the open atmosphere,
asked that he might work with
the other men, and was taken out
with them. He worked well, dis-
armed suspicion and on Tuesday
took advantage of an opportunity
then afforded, walked away from
the guard and has not been seen
since. No trace has been found
of him, and as we go to press no
clues have been discovered.
Newark, N. J. May 28.—Theo-
dore Roosevelt's victory in the
I New Jersey primary election is
conceded by the leaders of the
state Taft organization. Shortly
after midnight E. W. Gray, secre-
tary of the Taft Business Men's
league said that Colonel Roose-
velt had won the four delegates
at large and also the ten district
delegates from the counties of Es-
sex and Hudson, which comprise
the cities of Newark, Jersey City
and Hoboken, besides a number of
the most populus suburban towns.
Indications at 1 a. m. were that
Colonel Roosevelt would carry
three or four of the other dis-
tricts and capture at least 22 of
the 28 delegates.
At that time President Taft ap
peared to be sure of only one of
the twelve districts with a fight-
ing chance for two more.
Wilson Swept State
Governor Wilson's opponents
had to be satisfied with the strong
showing they made in Essex
county, the stronghold of former
Senator James Smith, Jr., Indica-
tions at 1 a. m. were that Wilson
delegates had been elected for the
state at large and in all but two
of the districts. The Newark
Star, which is owned by former
Senator Smith, conceded Govern-
or Wilson's success last night,
but said the oppositon probably
would elect six district delegates.
Delegates elected not pledged
to Governor Wilson will go to the
Hospitals Use Less Alcohol
Dr. C. W. Greene, in an address
to the Woman's Local Option
League said that hospitals all ov-
er the country, realizing poison-
ous elements in alcohol, are using
less of it. Alcohol consumes the
digestive fluids and destroys the
walls of the stomach.
It also interferes with the act-
ion of the heart muscles. For
these and olher reasons alcohol is
not extensively used in hospitals.
I He had the speculation mania
and it robbed him of sleep. And
'that robbed him of health. And
that brought the doctor, who pre-
scribed a course of rest. But a
reading of the market
brought a relapse and a
visit from the M. D.
"II'ml" mused the
"your pulse is 128 now.
day it was down to 90."
4 4 Gee 1" wailed the
"Just my luck! Why didn't I buy
Minnesota is for Wilson
St. Paul. May 28.—Returns to-
day show that Woodrow Wilson
was indorsed at the Democratic
caucuses held yesterday in a ma
jority of the counties of Minne-
sota. Champ Clark failed to car-
ry a district in the state except
the fourth, in which he will be
given solid delegations trom Ram-
sey, Chicago and Washington
counties. If the unit rule pre-
vails at Duluth, however, as now
seems probable, all of Minnesota s
twenty-four delegates to Bait i
more will go instructed for the
New Jersey rgovernor.
On the face of returns Wilson
has 662 instructed delegates;
("lark 193: Bryan 37, and 66 un
Two Republican Conventions in
Fort Worth, Texas. May 28 —
The Roosevelt-Taft fight in Tex-
as resulted today in the holding of
two conventions, the Taft follow-
ers refusing to participate in
state conventon, where the Roose-
velt forces dominated. Each con-
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Bryant, T. E. The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, May 31, 1912, newspaper, May 31, 1912; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc162845/m1/1/: accessed April 22, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.