The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, June 7, 1912 Page: 4 of 4
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THK RALSTON INDEPEHDUIT, JUNE 7, 1912.
TAFT INDICATES DESIRE IN
PRIVATE LETTER TO
Roosevelt Manager Declares It
Will Be Teddy On the
• Preparing for Real War #
• Chicago. June That a •
• corps of Red Cross nurses will •
• be at the republican national *
• convention to answer any •
• emergency calls, was anuoun- *
• ced Monday at the opening *
• of the eighteenth annual con- #
• vention of the American So- •
• ciety of the Superintendents •
• of Training Schools for Nur- •
• aes. •
Chicago, June 3.—A letter from
President Taft to Chairman H. S.
New, of the sub-committee on ar-
rangements for the republican na-
tional convention, suggesting that
the meetings of the national com-
mittee, at which contests are
heard, be public, was received at
the national committee headquar-
ters here Monday.
The president suggests that Mr.
New take up with the committee
the matter of open hearings and
that if the committee finds it pos-
sible, the deliberations over the
contests, 230 of which have al-
ready been prepared for submis-
sion, be carried on in open session.
This, in connection with the |
previous request of Col. Roose-
velt for publicity of the contest
arguments, indicates that the
doors probably will be thrown
open, at least to newspaper men,
when the committee takes up con-
tested delegates' cases Friday
Few members of the national
committee had reached Chicago!
Monday night, and of those here.j
none would make a prediction us I
to action of the committee.
The president's declaration for,
publicity of hearings is declared
by his supporters here to indicate
the Taft managers believe their
contest eases are strongly prepar-
Taft headquarters were opened
Monday by Joseph B. Keating o!'i
Indiana. Up to a late hour Mon-
day night only two eastern repre-
sentatives of the president had
reached (Vhicago, John Ryan aud
A. A. Karly of the publicity bu-
reau. Mr. Kealing wired Con-
gressman McKinlev, the Taft cam
paigu manager, to hurry to Chi-
cago. He is expected to reach
the city Tuesday.
The Roosevelt and the Taft!
headquarters have been establish-J
cd in the same hotel.
Alexander 11. Revell, bead of I
the Illinois headquarters, who re-
turned Monday morning from
Oyster Bay. gave cut a statement
Monday night in which he said:
"We are assured absolutely
that there will be a clear majori-
ty for Roosevelt on the first bal-
Edwiu W. Simms, acting head
of the Chicago Roosevelt head
quarters, made public a telegram
received from Oscar R. Hundley,
a Roosevelt leader, in Alabama.
Mr. Hundley snid the two dele-
gates from the third Alabama dis-
trict instructed for Taft, had giv-
en out a written statement that
they would support Roosevelt be-
cause they believed ninety per
cent of their constituency favored
The southern delegate situation
was discussed by two members of
the national committee, which
reached Chicago Monday. Henry
S Chubb, committeeman for Flor-
ida. declared it was "a reflection'
on the integrity of Florida repub-
licans" to hint that they would
not stand by their instrucions for
"Florida a twelve delegates are
instructed for Taft," said Mr.
Chubb, "and they will vote for
him through thick and thin."
General Powell Clayton, com-
mitteeman from Arkansas, said
southern committeemen and dele-
gates would organize before the
convention to fight auy proposal
"Everybody is Doing It!"
Doing It? Doing What?
Patronizing Mann's Blacksmith Shop.
The reason they are "doing it" is be-
cause his equipment and work are
Look Who's Here!
T FRED C. BRADER
to reduce the representation of
The attempt made four years
ago to reduce representation,
caught the southern delegates and
committeemen unprepared, he
said, hut if it was attempted ag-
ain, it would be fought in the
Among the committeemen who
arrived Monday besides General
Clayton and Mr. Chubb, were
Cecil Lyon of Texas and Sidney
Beiber of the District of Colum-
bia. both Roosevelt supporters.
Condemning the extortion prac-
ticed by a certain class of law-
yers, Francis L. Leland, the bank-
er, who has given $1,000,000 to
the Metropolitan Museum, said at
a dinner in New York:
"I heard the other day of an
old man who broke his arm by
falling down an open manhole. A
'shark' lawyer sued for him, and
a verdict was returned for $500
in his favor. But of this sum all
that the shark gave the old man
was a miserable $10 bill.
" 'But—but where's the rest?'
the old fellow asked.
" 'The rest.' the lawyer bland-
ly answered, 'has gone in costs.'
"The old man studied the $10
bill He turned it over and over.
Then he looked up and muttered:
" 'Say, mister, what's the mat-
ter with thisT Ain't it good?
Socrates Not So Smart
"I don't believe Socrates was
nearly as smart as he got credit
for being," said Meekton.
"If he had been, he would have
organized a suffragette movement
and let Xantippe talk to some-
bod v else."
With the Tide
Percy Haughton, the foot ball
coach, was talking about queer
foot ball games.
"There was a Thanksgiving
day game in Philadelphia at the
end of the last century," he said,
"that was played in a deluge of
snow and rain, with Franklin
Field a foot deep in cold gray
"The Princeton man who won
the toss, said rather bitterly be-
fore the game began:
" 'Do we have to play in this
" 'Yes. of course you do.' was
the impatient reply 'Come, come
—you've won the t<ss—which end
do you take?'
" 'Well,' said the Princeton
man, shaking his bead at the gray
pread before him I
Mexican War in Maramec
From the Maramec Monitor:
Last Friday came near being
the last day for one of the Mexi-
cans here working on the section.
He received a serious cut across
the face which was meant for his
throat. Several stories air told
about the trouble but the most
reasonable is about as follows:
Two of the boys became angry at
each other aud engaged in a scuf-
fle or fight. One picked up a
pair of scizzors and struck the
other boy on the under jaw mak-
ing two holes in his face. The
Mexican who was hurt had a
brother in the bunch. The broth
er became very much interested
in the fight. Just at that time or
soon afterward he walked up be-
hind the Mexican that had used
the scizzors on his brother, and
with a razor struck at the throat
of the one who used the scizzors.
His aim was not good or his vic-
tim ducked his head for the razor
struck the nose and almost cut it
off. The wound extended down-
ward across the cheek, cutting to
the bone all the way across. Well.
Cncle Sam stepped in and the raz-
or man is behind the bars waiting
waste of watei
-'well, I guess we'll kick
the tide.' "
Polite Repartee of the Owl Car
Kverybgdy who rides on the
Brooklyn Avenue owl car knows
"Old Si." the conductor, and
"Old Si" knows everybody on
the line and never fails to put his
passengers off at the right corn-
er. He is blunt in speech, but
Last Sunday night several coup-
les of young people living out
near Thirty-first street boarded
the car and began laughing aud
tailing in loud tones, trying to
"kid" everyone on the car. Fin-
ally one of the youths spied out
"Old Si." whose shirt front was
somewhat worse for a hard day's
"Say. Mister Conductor." he
shouted, "why didn't you put on
a clean shirt tonight for Sun-
day?" And his companions guf-
"Si" never hesitated a second,
but came back with this:
"Because you wer not at home
and your mother had no one to
send my washing by." The crowd
bellowed and the young folks got
off at Troost Avenue and trans-
Narrowness of mind very often
causes the differences among
warm friends. A would be boss
sometimes would dictate to his
friends. Many times such a per-
son assumes till1'attitude of "Do
my way or we quit doing." They
sooner or later quit.
THOUGHTS ON BUSINESS
WALDO PONDRAY WARREN
WHAT THE EMPLOYER DOESN'T KNOW
THE abute of delegated authority occaalona much injustice
which thoae higher in power do not always realize. Many
things art done by subordinates that the managtr would
Near closing time In a large office one young woman
was seen crying and another was trying to comfort htr.
"What's the matter, Grace?" i
"Oh, Mr. Thomas aaid I had to work again to-night," shs
•obbed. "I am so tired I can hardly think. This makes four
nights this wesk. Last night I was here till after 10 o'olock,
and then got scolded this morning becaus* I was t few min-
"Didn't he ask you If you wers able to stayt"
"No.Ji® didn't. Hs Just came along and said, 'We want
y«u to stay and help to-night.'"
"Why don't you speak to him about Itr
"I did that once and ht mads It to unpleasant for ma I
don't want to aak him again."
"Than why don't you go and tall Mr. Dodion?"
"That would bt worte than ever, for he would make a
futt and Mr. Thomat would taka hit grudgt out on mo for
tht next two monthe. If Mr. Dodion would only look around
onct in a whllt and find out what la going on htrt ho could
havt oomothing to tay for hlmaolf without waiting for com-
(Ottrrickt, int. jawpti a s.oih >
PAWNEE COUNTY S FUNDS1
ALL EXHAUSTED WITH
Road and Bridge and Court Funds
Still Have Some Money to
From the Courier-Dispatch
Very few claims were allowed
against Pawnee county at th
meeting of the board of county
commissioners Monday owing to
the depleted condition of the
county's funds. The road and
bridge and court funds are the
only ones that have a balance to
their credit, and are therefore the
only ones .against which claims
could be allowed.
This condition of affairs natur-
ally suggests the question of how
much the shortage will be in the
The salary fund is already ab-
out one thousand dollars to the
bad and by the end of the fiscal
year, July 1, will probably be
something like three thousand dol-
As regards the rest of the funds,
it is impossible to tell how much
the shortage will be until the end
of the year, for, while many
claims are filed against the funds
there are probably many more
which are not filed and will not be
until there is some definite ar-
rangements for their payment.
It is not. known just how the
situation will be handled, whether
the claims will he put in the form
of a judgment against the county,
as was done last year, or whether
they will be carried over and al-
lowed after the beginning of the
fiscal year, when the levy is
In either case the shortage will
have to be put on next year's tax
levy making that much more tax-
es for the overburdened taxpayer.
Such is the record of the Repub-
lican couny officers wlio went in-
to office on a platform of "econ-
(First published June 7th, 1912)
Notice is hereby given that I
have taken up the following es I
tray horse on the first day of
June. 1912, at my farm in ''oal
Creek township, Pawnee county.
Okla., northeast J of section 15, in
school district No. 68.
Description of horse, one light
bay. dark stripe on hack, star in
forehead, white saddle marks, age
about 10 or 12, one white hind
foot above pasture joint, wire
scratch on right forearm, weight
about 925, paces under the saddle.
Taken up by Auhra Paxton, 2
miles south and 1 mile west of
Ralston, Okla., Postoffice Ral-
ston. Okla.. Route 1.
With a stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Hats
Boots and Shoes, and Clothing
Highest Market Price paid
for Produce of all Kinds
Brooks & Clark's old stand, 1st door east of
Ross Hunsaker Co.
THE '"SECRET" is Thrift.
J- The ' OBLIGATION" is to De-
posit part of your earnings regularly.
The "DEGREE" is Happines, and
there is no "Signal of Distress."
Bank of Commerce.
C. P. ROCK, GEO. H. SMITH, J. O. CALES,
President. V.-President. Cshier.
GUY K. MARSHALL, Ass't. Cashier
Capital Stoch, $15,000.00
The Ralston Bank
Near Bow Bells
"Arnold Bennett dined with me
at Maria's." said a New York
magazine editor." during his Am-
erican visit. While we were on
the first course at Maria's, Ben-
nett told me a story about the
"Th cockney accent, it seems,
turns'make haste' into'mike iste'
and 'th' it turns into V or 'f'—
IIiiis 'father' is 'faver' and 'this-
tle is fistic' in cockney.
"A iittle boy in the New Cut—
so. after that introduction. Ben-
nett began—once said to a fish-
" '(limine a haddie.'
'Finnan?' lie dealer asked.
"A this the little boy laughed
knowingly, with he air of one de-
termined not to be cheated.
" 'Kin un?' be said. 'No, not
likely. Kick tin I' "
For a Square meal and good beds go to
Special Attention given
Rates $ 1.25 and $2.00 per day.
H. S. McClintick, Proprietor.
"This latter day or new moral-
ity is too lax for me."
The speaker was Jerome S. Mc-
Wade. the Duluth millionaire. He
"This new morality, which
seems in its tolerance rather to en-
courage than to oppose wicked-
ness. reminds me of a lad in my
Sunday School clas*.
" Now, Tommy,' I said to this
lad one Sunday afternoon, now,
Tommy, what must we do before
our siiiH can be forgiven!'
" 4We must sin.' Tommy re-
. . Is here with the goods
X "to stay."
\ Everything in Grocery
and Bakery Goods.
Ws sell for cash-
Phone No. 51.
Prompt Delivery. £. W. BROOKS, Prop
Regular Free Delivery
to all parts of Town
Phone 5i W. E. LILE, Mgr.
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