The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, May 31, 1912 Page: 3 of 4
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THE RALSTON INDEPENDENT, MAY 31, 1312.
mi WEST ROMPS
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ATTORNEY GENERAL DI-
GESTS AND EXPOSES PRO-
As Designed, Would Deprive the
Dominant Party of Any
With its head severed complete
ly from its body, the proposed ini-
tiative bill to provide for "non-
partisan" election boards, will be
returned to its franiers by Attor-
ney General West.
When the attorney general got
through with the bill yesterday
afternoon, the ballot title, which,
under the law is submittetd to the
attorney general before further
action is taken upon it, was shot
full of holes and is now in unrec-
ognizable form except as the at-
torneny general himself patched
up the wounds with some ban-
dages of his own make.
Here is the title Attorney Gen-
er West suggests: "The gist of
the proposition is to put the elect-
ion machinery of the state in the
control of any combination of
two or three political parties
which cast the highest number of
votes for governor at the last el-
ection, by abolishing the present
county, state and precinct election
boards and in lieu thereof consti-
tuting boards of three, selected,
one by each of said parties. Also
to facilitate the voting of persons
who read with difficulty by per-
mitting printing and making of
sample ballots while prohibiting
samples containing the arrange-
ment of names in order different
from that of the original ballots."
The bill as prepared, provides
for the creation of a "non-parti-
san election board, giving each of
the three political parties casting
the highest number of votes for
governor at the last election the
right to select one member of
each board and making the secre-
tary of state the secretary of the
state election board and the coun-
ty clerk secretary of the county
election board. The bill fixes the
compensation of all members of
the board aud its employes at $2
per day, with the exception of the
secretary, who serves without ad-
ditional pay. Among other things
the bill provides that each member
of the board should select one
counter and the entire board
should select the fourth. It also
prescribes the penalty to be in-
i flicted iu cases of infringement of
I the law and for causing to be
printed and distributed sample
ballots ou which the names appear
in a different order than on the
original ballot. This, it is argued
would prevent certain negroes and
illiterates who "have been
shown," from voting for the pro-
In the opinion of Attorney Gen-
eral West, the bill is "not a non-
partisan election law, but a parti-
san law. Under it the dominant
party might, if a combination of
lesser parties were made, have no
actual power at all. I am con-
strained to believe that was one
of the main purposes of the bill."
The proposed measure was sub-
mitted by #J. A. Harris of Wagon-
er, chairman of the republican
state committee, Charles M. Fech-
eimer of Chickasha, George H.
Dodson of Oklahoma iCty. R. T.
Potter of Okmulgee, E. T. Tester-
man of Morrison. J. W. Hocker of
Purcell, Arthur H. Geissler of Ok-
lahoma City and E. M. Clark of
Pawnee, all republicans.
The bill has been dubbed the
republican fair election law."
Saw the Balloon
The balloon. '"St. Louis," which
started from San Antonio, Texas,
Sunday evening in an endeavor
to break the long distnnce flying
record, passed over the northwest
part of Pawnee county early
Monday morning. Jap Lizar re-
ported seeing the balloon pass ov-
er his place near Lone Jack, it be
ing low enough to enable the two
passengers to be seen.
St. Louis, May 27.—Albert Von
Hoffman and Capt. John Berry,
both of this city were forced by a
storm to land the balloon, St.
Louis at Rooseville, 111., at 5
o'clock tonight. They left Sau
Antonio, Texas, at 5:25 p. m. yes-
terday in an effort to win the
Lahm cup, now held by Allan R.
Rooseville is in Warren county,
173 miles north of St. Louis on
the Burlington. It is about i)00
miles on an air line from Sau An-
tonio. Hawley's record is 1,171.9
miles. Neither balloonist was in-
San Antonio, Texas, May 26.—
The balloon, "St. Louis" ascend-
ed from here at 7:35 o'clock Sun-
day night in an effort to lift' the
Lahm cup for long distance
flight. Traveling rapidly and at
high altitude, the balloon disap-
peared quickly in the north.
In the basket are Albert Von
Hoffman and Captain John Ber-
ry. both widely known aeronouts.
Guthrie, May 27.—The early
riser witnessed an unusual sight
this morning. A large baloon car-
rying two people passed over the
city traveling from the southwest.
The occupants of the air vessel
i were plainly seen and as they
passed over the federal building,
one of them, a woman, waved a
handkerchief. The balloon was
All REPORTS INDICATE
GREAT CROP PROSPECTS
WHEAT READY FOR SICKLE;
WILL YIELD 50 PERCENT
OVER LAST YEAR
Cotton Outlook Good; Fine Fruit
Prospects and Vegetables
McAlester, Okla., Map 25 —
The general outlook for cotton is
good and with a good season, cot-
ton will produce a good yield.
About one-fourth more cotton
will be planted this year than was
planted in 1911. The 1911 crop in
this section of Oklahoma was very
poor, the yield being less than
one half of an average yield per
Corn—There is more corn
planted in Pittsburg county this
year than in 1911. Present pros
pects for a good crop are excel-
Oats aud Wheat—About the
same acreage as last year, with
prospects of a good yield.
Cabbage, onions, cucumbers,
lettuce, beans, peas and general
garden truck, while as yet grown
in a small way, the yield has been
fine and financial results good,
there will be an increase in ac-
reage of at least one-third this
year over 1911.
Melons—The growing of water-
melons and cantaloupes is in-
creasing. Last year there were
several car loads of water melons
shipped to the eastern markets,
and a considerable amount of can
taloupes sent by express. It is es-
timated that nearly double the
acreage will be pianted in melons
this year than was planted in
Fruit—The prospect for a good
peach crop is fine and there
should be a good yield while the
rain aud a cold spring has caus-
ed some of the young peaches to
drop off, there is still a sufficient
KEEPING DAIRY COWS
"Would like to have your experi-
ence on the dairy business as to the
best methods of conducting a dairy
farm, best feeds for dairy cows, aver
age cost for keeping cows, average
returns, etc., etc Also, where one
could go to obtain the best Jersey
cows at the least money."—Amis
Brothers, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.
With reference to your Inquiry re-
garding the dairy business would sug-
gest first that eight or ten good cows
would make a good start and enable
you to keep a haad separator By
good rows, 1 mean strong nstlve ani-
mals of good type and conformation
known to be the offstring of good
milking strains and having large,
deep body, large well developed udder
and given to spareneaa. This is, In-
stead of laying on flesh readily all of
the feed beyond thfct necessary for
maintalance is converted into milk
By bee: feeds for dairy cows In your
locality would suggest corn or kaflr
ensilage, alfalfa or prairie bay, cot-
ton seed meal or cake; and there may
be timea when it would pay to buy
bran to mix wltti the meal. It 1b
possible as you see to raise all of
these feed stuffs on your own farm.
Not having the silo you could plant
stock beets and thus provide succu-
lence in the winter time. Dairy cows
suffer a great deal for succulent feeds
during a great part of the year lu
If you can raise a field of winter ,
grain, planting It quite early in the
fall your cows could graze up until
the first of March on these green feeds
without much injury to the yield of
grain the following spring
Cows that are well kept yielding
profitable returns will cost from thirty
t* forty dollars per year for feed
and care. The returns Bhould be from
seventy to one hundred dollars a cow.
There are several good Jersey
herds in Oklahoma now, notably, the
College herd here, the herd of R. L.
Peebley, Route 9, Oklahoma City, herd
f Mr. Churchill the banker, at Vinita,
all of which are registered animals
You will find a very good herd of
high grade at Murray State School of
Agriculture and several herds around
Sherman, Texas, notably the Lyon
Dairy Farm, R. R Smith Farm and
several others that you will reach
quite easily after going to that city.
—Jas. A Wilson, Director Oklahoma
Experiment Station, Stillwater.
NITROGEN FOR SOILS
"Weuld you please tell me bow many
bushels of green wood ashes are equsl
to on* of sulphate potash salts, alio
what would be the correct amount of
potash phosphoric acid and nitrogen
for oue acre of late cabbage on high
land, this year; the timber is hickory,
black Jack aud post oak. soil clay and
•end mixed —B P. Shippey, Pitta-
burg County, Okla
1 would suggest actual weights for
a comparison of wood ashes and sul-
phate of potash instead of a volume
(bushel) which you mention.
Unbleached wood ashes may coa-
tMn iu each hundred pounds:
Potash 3.8 pounds
Phosphoric acid 12 pounds
Lime 32.0 pounds
High grade sulphate of potash asu-
ally contains about forty pound* of
potash (K20) per hundred pounds.
A 1—8—4 (nitrogen—phosphoric
acid—pal as hi li a good proportlou for
a fertilizer to be used for cabbage.
Vary likely, your soil being naw land,
It does not need nitrogen, but It can
be supplied by plowing a crop of cow-
peas. The phosphoric acid and pot-
ash, if needed, could be added In the
form of high grads sulphate of potash
and acid phosphate mixed in the pro-
portion of one-third and two-thirds.
Apply about two hundred pounds per
acre.—Chas K. Francis, Dept of Chem-
istry, Experiment Station, Stillwater,
"I have a tag off of a ssck of bran.
The analysis Ib, protein not less thsn
ii percent; fat not less than 8 per-
cent; crude fiber 10 percent; nltrogeu
F Ext. 52 percent; making a total of
80 percent. Where, or where is the
balance of the above articles to make
up the 100 percent?"
"Of protein, fat, nitrogen, F. Ext.,
fiber, and ash, which produces butter
fat? Which produces the fat on an an-
imal? Which is the best for a young
growing animal? And which produces
muscle for a work horse? Which con-
tains the starch?"
The Fly is Coming
Dear Citizens of Ralston.—
I hiii a fly now. (luce I was a
maggot. ! hatched out iu a filthy
closet in a dirty hack yard. I live
on stable liltli aud garbage c.in
I carry all kiud< if disease ou
my heiry feet. This I wipe off ou
the sugar howl or the baby's bot-
tle. when I come to see you, or
wash off when I take a bath in
your coffee cup or in your glass
of milk. I cannot live whcr«
there is no filth.
I think you must love tne be-
cause you have kept such nasty
places for me to live in. 1 hope
that you will do nothing to dis-
turb your filth so that I may be
with you a^ain during the Hum-
mer of 1912.
The fact is, 1 have already laid
many eggs in your refuse and
when the warm weather comes, if
you dont' destroy my babies,
many millions of us will it" ready
to call on you.
We shall take no offence if yon
have screens. They are, we know,
quite a fashion. .Ml we ask is to
be allowed to hatch out iu our us-
ual haunts and we promise to
dine with you every day. (Jood-
bye until we meet again. A.
Housefly and Family.
SEPARATOR FOR LITTLE MILK
A Mistake in the Order
Police Commissioner Rhine-
lander Waldo of New York, was
praising the efficiency of the New
York police force.
"The force wasn't always so
efficient." he said "In Byrnes'
day police protection ended at
"What is the analysis of cotton seed p0'rtV-second street ; VOU could do
meal, and linseed meal?—O. R. Aver- , , ... ' m.
III. Oklahoma CmmOkla. I "" *vou "ft" th,t. B'lt
The feed laws do not demand that the crook who should now try to
a complete analysis shall be published do as he pleased anywhere at all
In the case you clta, tbe balance Is | in New York would be as badly
water snd #sh. | )eft jn his expectation of immun-
ity as my friend Smith was left
11 — other day in his dozen bass.
Smith the other day went
He caught nothing, so
The fat producing substances In
feed are. fat, protein and nitrogen--
free extract (carbohydrates). Protein
is the most important constituent, to
both a young and a working animal fishing
FRANK C. SHOEMAKER,
Will practice in any Court in the I discernible for about ten minutes
L. C. BARBER
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Drug Store
Stop with Mother Bolton at the
Whtn in Pawnee, European j[>lan.
"Do you think it would pay to get .
a cream separator when I only get '■ and ls the chlef muscle producing sub- on the way hack home he tele-
from three to four gallons of milk a j "tance. Starch ls one of the carbo- p}10ned to his provision dealer to
day?"—Mrs. J. C Hamman, Kay Coun- hydrates, and Is usually reported semj a (]ozen |,MKS round to his
ty, Oklahoma. '""ler the term "nitrogen—free #x-
I believe that It would be advisable tract." ,,TJ" . , , . rr:a
to bty a small size machine; however,] Cotton seed meal and linseed meal ' g
conditions differ largely on different i analyse about as follows: wife said to linn on nil iirnval.
farmB. and the matter of buying a ' Cotton Seed Meal-Water, 7.0; ash, " 'Well, what luckf •
, . ... ., , , ! cream separator is largely a question i 8Protein, 462; fat, 102; fiber, <18; " 'Whv, splendid luck, of
number left on the trees to insure, for ^ indivldut, to declde for hin). „,,rogen free extract. 24 6.
a good crop. Apples are looking|ielf j would thlnk that a ,65 00 ma. Linseed Meal-Water, 9.0; ash, 6.5;
well and prospects for a good; chine which has a capacity of 335 | Pr°teln, 37.6; fat, 2.2; fiber, 8.9; nl
crop are very promising. gallons of milk per hour would be i trogen free extract, 36.4.—C. K. Fran-
Cattle are' iu fine condition. I sufficiently largo for your
grass is good and water plentiful.
In addition to the native cattle,
several hundred cars of cattle
have been shipped to Pittsburg
county from Texas to feed and
which will be shipped out to the
markets this fall. As a whole,
the farmers in eastern Oklahoma
will have a bumper crop, full
granaries after the harvest and
plenty of money to spend.
els, Dept. of Chemestry, Oklahoma Ex-
such a machine carefully operated j P*rlment Station, Stillwater, Okla.
and properly handled should last from i
eight to ten years. The following THE MAKING OF ICE CREAM
arguments In favor of the cream sepa- |
rator may be of Interest to you: I Good ice cream can be made in an
First, By the use of the cream sepa'
WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME.
If you purohaoe the NEW HOME you Will
have n life wuiet at the price you pay, andwlll
not have an end less chain of repairs.
land passed on in a northeasterly
I direction. It appeared to be ab-
out 300 feet high when it passed
over the city. This is probably
the balloon party that is attempt-
ing a record trip from Galveston
to New York. Many of the early
risers viewed the flight over the
city. The aircraft was sailing
smooth; the inflated part was per-
fectly round and exceptionally
large, the car in which the people
were, looked to be about half the
size of an ordinary street car
and was egg shaped.
Sweet Springs. Mo., May 27.—
The balloon St. Louis passed over
Sweet Springs at 12:10 o'clock
going northeast. It was traveling
about forty-five miles an hour
and was about five thousand feet
Sweet Springs is in the south-
west corner of Saline county, for-
ty-five miles east of Kansas City.
It is about 7.50 milts in an air line
from San Antonio.
Chanute. Kansas, May 27.—A
balloon believed to be the St.
Louis, which ascended last night
at San Antonio, Texas, in an ef-
fort to lift the Lahm cup for long
distance flight, passed over here
at 10 o'clock today traveling rap-
j idly northeast.
I The St. Louis carried Albert
Von Hoffman and Capt. John
Rerrv and was well equipped
with oxvgen tanks and other
Took First Man With Gold Teeth
Oklahoma City, May 27.—
One of the quickest and lucki-
est catches remembered in Okla-
homa county was made Monday
noon when Deputy Sheriff Frank
Kdmondson arrested J. H. Jack-
son, wanted in Pawnee county for
alleged obtaining money under
false pretenses, just as he was
about to climb on the Santa Fe
Word was sent to Sheriff Jack
Spain that Jackson was supposed
to be in town and Edmonson was
put on his trail. The best identi-
fying mark was the fact that
Jackson had two gold teeth, one
on each side of his mouth. Fear
ing that his man might attempt to
escape, Edmonson went to the d
pot, approached a stranger
Considered paraphernalia for high flying.
The distance from San Antonio to
I Chanute is about six hundred
I Independence. Kansas. May 27
—The balloon St. Louis, which
I started from San Antonio. Texas,
last night, passed over here about
8:55 o'clock this morning travel-
Til New Home Sewing Nlacliint Co., Orange, Mass.
in the end
If you wsnt a sewing machine, write for
ir luteal catalogue before you purchase.
rator more and a better quality of
•ream can be obtained.
Second, Skim milk of a higher feed-
ing value on account of its better
Quality is also obtained.
Third, The skim milk is obtained
I from the warm fresh milk and Is bet-
ter for feeding to your young calves
Fourth, Less time and labor ii re-
quired in handling the milk and va- | eoar'se salt. Often It Is advised to
rious dairy utensils, also in obtaining heat or boil one-half or all the cream
the cream and to use ^ doz. or more eggs, but
Fifth, The Increase in value of the these are unnecessary If a good qual-
amount and quality of butter fat ob- Ity of cream is used, and It is handled
talned by the use of the cream sepa properly.
rator over the old method of skim By a good quality of cream is
ming will amount to approximately meant cream which Is of good flavor
$10 fto per cow per year. j ud is rich or contains from 16 to 22
Sixth, A cream separator properly ' percent butter fat Tbe more careful,
handled and properly operated will 1 cleanly and sanitary the conditions
last from eight to ten years.- Roy C. ' ander which the cream is produced the
Potts, Dept. of Dairying, Oklahoma A. I better will be its flavor. The rich
butter fat r.lso gives cream a better
HARROWING WHEAT flavor The flavor of Ice cream is alio
better when it has a smooth velvetry
texture. To Becure this It is best to
ase cream which is 24 to 36 hours old
ind which has been held for several
Icourse,' he replied. 'Didn't, the
hoy bring half a dozen bass I gave
Mrs. Smith started. Then she
" 'Well, yes. I suppose he did,'
she said. 'There they are.'
And she showed poor Smith a
•asy and quite inexpensive way by the dozen bottles of bass ale.
use of simple recipes and proper meth —
ods. His Good Name
A simple recelpe for one gallon of William Dean llowells, the novel-
vanilla ice cream is: i ist. enjoys the public confidence
in an unusual degree. It was
doubtless on this account that a
4V4 lbs. (2% quarts) of 18 percent
4-6 lbs of granulated cane sugar.
1-1 oz. high grade vanilla extract. New \ ork' promoter recently of-
Cool to 40"F. and freeze in i gallon fered Mr. Howells the presidency
freezer, nsing 10 lbs. Ice and 2 lbs. of a milling company.
"But, sir." Mr. Howells pro-
tested, 'I know nothing about
mining or finance."
"Oh, that makes no differ-
ence," the promoter replied, "We
won't expect you to do any work.
We only want to use your name,
But Mr. Howells shook his
"No." he said. "No. I must de-
cline. If my name is so well
worth using, it must be equally
well worth protecting."
"What Is your experience in har-
rowing wheat in the spring? About
what time should it be harrowed?"— !
II E. Domeny, Noble County, Okla-
On soils which are compact so that
the machinery does not settle too far 1
wo have generally found it sdvlsshle
to harrow In the spring when the
wheat is from four to six Inches high,
or when it has started its spring
growth, but only when the ground Is
dry. The best results, of course, will
he secured In the dry seasons, but one
cannot tell so early In the season,
when these are going to occur. The
best Implement Is a light, peg-tooth j
"Here s $10— all I ve got in the or drag harrow and once over the field 1
1 ''' go." the should be sufficient. It Is best to run
lengthwise of the drill row
hours before freezing at a temperature
between 33 and 46T.
asked him his name. Instead of
replying right away the stranger
spit. He showed a gold tooth on
each side of his jaw.
"Come on with me. I want
you," said the deputy.
"Which is the better variety of
broom corn, Dwarf or Standard? What
is your opinion of wheat In Oklahoma
this year? What varieties of corn,
both white and yellow, would you ad
vise for this part of Oklahoma?"—
Floyd Perry, Ottawa County, Okla-
world—if you'll let me go." ti
stranger implored, hut Frank said
"Nothing doing." The man fin-
ally admitted that he was Jack
son, aud the Pawnee county sher-
iff is now on his way here. It is
said that the prisoner was mas-
querading as a district organizer
for the Moose lodge.
Adding Insult to Injury
"'Why am 1 gloomy?" demand
ed the undesirable suitor whom
she had heartlessly iguored.
"Isn't it enough to make a tnan
glotfmy to be cut by the one he
"The idea," exclaimed the
heartlesH girl; "I didn't even
kuow that you shaved yourself,"
lu this state we believe that the
Dwarf broom corn win prove the mo*
successful While the height of the
italk is not as great as the Standard,
the brush is long enough for any type
bt broom; In fact, the brush of the
Dwarf is lu many (.uses as long as that
"Have you any knowledge or any j Df the standard The Dwarf corn will glad!"
COWPEAS A8 FERTILIZER.
Two young sports met on Euc-
Id Avenue Tuesday morning. One
was a mushy person who had all
the money he wanted; the other
was a hardened ebnp who wanted
more money than he had. Said
"I hear your uncle is seriously
ill, old hoy."
"I'm afraid he is," was the an-
"Don't be n bawlv hypocrite.
You dont' love him, do vouf"
"And you're his only rela-
"Then why pretend you're not
experiments of sand or hairy vetch
sown on the red soil in Oklahoma. I
have a farm at Caney and the plowed
land is badly run down. Alfalfa does
not seem to thrive there. I wish to
build up the soil by some method that
will produce Bowie feed at the same
time If possible —r. 8. DeLong, Syra-
Sand or hairy vetch has never prov-
en much of a sbchm In any part ot
this state. Thers is nothing any bet-
mature earlier, stands more wind and
may escape tb drouth by its early
! I think It ls still to early to make
! aay deflulte statement regsrdlng
\ wheat, but what reports we havt se-
j cured up to date Indicate that the crop
promises well. I believe in growing
I some of the medium early varieties of
corn in your part of the stats. These
I Include such varieties ns Moons
County White, (ielden Ragle and Cal-
"You darned fool! I've got
two uncles—and the poor one is
the one who is not expected to re
ler for green roimire purposes than ; tee. It Is best to get tbe cora as nsar
cowpeas. Cowp< as will make *n e home as possible and from a place j
cellent feed and one far superior 10 having similar dtmatio conditions aa
any of the vetthts
"It is an exceedingly good rule
to require every motor ear to
have a horn or a bell," said the
"Yea," replied Cbugifins. "but
we ought to go further and have
an alarm clock on every brick
O. Churchill., yeur owu place.—O. O. Clittrcblll. t, ke*'| the «.IriV *r awak >
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