The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, September 6, 1912 Page: 3 of 8
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FEW CLEVER LITTLE TRICKS
Ring* «these Each Othsr When Pa-
per la Turned to Right or Left—
Hoopa Change Poeltlona.
There are aome tricks that can b«
played on a person's eyea which are
pure Illusions. Hold this paper a foot
or more from your eyea and turn It
gently round to the right or left, In
■mail circles, keeping your eyes fixed
on tho three small rings, aa shown In
Aa you move the paper round like
the hands cf a watch you will find that
the rings In tfcese circles seem to
chase each other In the same direc-
tion. and the longer and more Intent-
ly you look at It the faster they go.
Clrclea can be made with spokeB
In them which to some persons seem tj|
be going In the opposite direction to
that In which the paper Is turned, but
the Illusion la not so perfect unless
WILLING HE SHOULD GO FAR'
One Man to Have Kid Transferred,
but He May Have Had
r<Wy . (
ve^lly liK<£ ^ . -
tf r\ lk - we«d s
\ Should -tmnK
Matter of Justice.
Where shall Justice begin, with
ihol<- ho have power or with those
who suffer wrong? If exact and IJeal
Justice were done, the weak would
make an effort to give to the strong
" .11 k n,« ' all that la their <lue, and the strong
"What do you think of this ?heme i wqu1J f (o Jlllt (Mr In order
of having the countries exchange chii-1 ^ ^ ■ no ju>t (<auge o( complaint
dren?" asked the Sewlckley man I
• I don't think anything about It.
said the Wllklnsburg niau. 1 What is
•An English family, for instance, ex
changes children for a coiu>le of >ears
I with a German family. References are
j first exchanged and all that sort of
• ' Thus both sets of children get a
i chance to learn another language and
! get acquainted with another country.
It's quite a scheme."
"it's an elegant scheme." declared
',the Wllklnsburg man "My neighbors
have a kid that I would like to see
eichanged with soiu© family In Si-
the circles are much larger than there
Is space for in this column
Anottier curious optical Illusion that
has puzzled a great many persons
who have tried to account for it Is
If we suppose these to represent
wire hoops which of them is nearest
you A or B? The answer 1b that it
Is the one you first make up your
mind is nearest you. But now If you
look steadily at It for a few moments
your eyes will get tired of that idea
and it will suddenly shift that hoop
to the furthest away from you, in
•spite of your wishing to keep it as it
•was, and after you have looked at
Hoops Change Poeltlona
It In lta new position for a space it
will go back again.
If you do not decide wfclch 1b tne
nearest to you at first, but Just look
at the middle hoop steadily, you will
see them one way, perhaps with A In
front and toward you, and then A will
.uddenly go back and B will be In
NOVEL NUT-CRACKING CUSTOM
Nobody Heeltated to Take Advantage
of Peculiar Privilege Allowed
In Olden Days.
The modern minister likes to have
things quiet when he talks. It diB
concerts him to hear a baby cry or a
woman cough or an old man Bnore.
If he is put out by such trifles as
these it is interesting to conjecture
what he would do if he were to take
hold of a congregation where every-
body brought nuts to crack during
the sermon. Worshipers used to do
this In England, and even in our own
states during colonial days. This dis-
turbance was not a weekly occurrence
by any means; if it had been, the poor
preacher would have undoubtedly left
hiB congregation to administer spir-
itual consolation to suit themselves.
But as it only happened once a year
he was forced to endure It. This one
day which was attended by such re-
markable license came the Sunday
before Michaelmas day and was
palled crack-nut Sunday. Nobody, no
matter how pious he might be. hesi-
tated to avail himself of the peculiar
privilege granted him, and men.
women and children came to church
with their pockets stuffed ylth nuts,
which they complacently cracked and
munched during the sermon. It can
be easily Imagined that when forty
or fifty people get to cracking nuts
with all their might the noise is apt
to be something terrific, and many
times the minister was hard put to
It to "hear hlmBelf think." The cus-
tom, from being regarded with high
favor for many years, finally came to
be looked upon as a nuisance, and In
the beginning of the present century
the habit was suppressed, although
the act of suppression was attended
with considerable difficulty, so firmly
had the nut-cracking fever taken hold
of the fancy of the people.
PORTABLE LAMP FOR CAMPER
Convenient Form of Light Consists of
Acetylene Gas Generator and
A very convenient form of lamp
has recently been devised for the use
of campers, hunters, etc. It consists
of a portable acetylene gas generator,
and a burner arranged with a reflect-
or which 1b open at the frount for the
escape of heat. The walls of the re-
flector are imperforate, to prevent the
passage of air through the reflector
when the lamp is being moved about
or is exposed to the wind. In this way
the danger of extinguishing the light
is avoided. The accompanying Ulus
traticn shows in Fig. 1 how the lamp
may be attached to the head of a
man, while the gas generator Is se
cured to his belt. The details of the
head attachment are shown in the
sectional view, Fig. 2. The burner, ,
A, is attached to the flexible tube, B,
which runs the generator. The re-
flector, C. In which the burner is fit-
ted. is provided with a flange along
its outer edge, to which the arms, D,
are secured. These arms are fastened
to a cage, E, provided with a strap,
F, which is strapped about the head
of the wearer. As an additional sup
port to the lamp, a Bmall bracket, G,
connects the bottom of the reflector
directly to the head When it is de-
sired to use this device on a boat or
In camp it Is mounted on a stand, H,
as indicated at Fig. 3. This stand is
formed of two sections one of which
Is Wnged upon the other, so that the
lamp may be moved laterally. By
means of a thumb screw, I, the two
sections may be clamped at any de-
sired position. The lamp 1b taken
out of the head gear by unscrewing
the bolus, J, and It may be then fas-
tened In a bracket, K, which is bwIv-
eled on the upper end of the stand.
The ewlveled bracket Is provided with
a handle, L, which enables one to
move the lamp In any desired dlrec.
BAD CASE OF HEMORRHOIDS
Okalona, Ark.—"1 had a bad case
of Itching and burning piles, and tried
many remedies without relief. I could
not sleep nor rest at night. The affect-
ed parts were Irritated, also inflamed,
and my family physician said 1 would
have to undergo an operation.
"I bathed good with Cutlcura Soap
In pure water about fifteen minutes,
then I applied the Cutlcura Ointment.
I did this four times a day for two
weeks, then three times a day for an-
other week, and In the spat e of three
weeks I was cured sound and well.
One box of Cutlcura Ointment with
Cutlcura Soap < "red my case of piles
of six years' standing When I com-
menced to use the Cutlcura Soap and
the Cutlcura Ointment. 1 only weighed
one hundred and twenty-eight pounds.
Now I weigh one hundred and eighty-
eight pounds." (Signed) Floyd Welch,
Dec. 11. 1911.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura. Dept. U Boston.
so that no Just cause of complaint
should exist anywhere. The unhappy
element In the relations of the strong
and the weak la that both are think
tng too much about exacting Justice
and not enough about .lolug that
which Is Just and right. "Pay *hat
thou owest" la the cry most often
heard. Give me that which Is my
due. then I will pay you what I owe
-The Christian Register
Lumbago, Rheumatism and Chilblains
There is nothing that Kives so quick
benefit as llunt'B Lightning 0 1. lb
verv minute It is rubbed on the im-
provement Is noticed, tor over thirty
vears this Liniment has been
edged to !'<■ the beat (or the a trouble*.
Every dni.H« m .ec. <i it
Price 25c and 50c pe« Bottle.
Tells How She Keeps Hei
Health — Happiness For
Those Who Take
Wakely—Wblrly must be making an
awful lot of money.
\Vlselv—I should say he is. 1
actually believe he Is making more
than his wife can spernj.
"What is your idea of a perfect hus-
Oue with about a million, who
would lose no time In making me a
The apple of many a young man's
eve is a peach.
Harping <>n a subject will more oft-
en Miggesi u harpy than a harpist —
TO DRIVE OUT TUB NYNTrM
T-.k. I ho trnt 'undii rtl UKOVk S TAOTK1.1MS
mil I '1X)MC Y• iu know what
people and c In Ml run. flOoeiiU.
She—Let me be the first aid to the
He—If you're sure It won't be lem-
Got His Answer.
When Oscar Wilde came to the
United States to lecture on aesthet
Its in his highly aesthetic velvet cos
turn*—and Incidentally to prepare the
public mind for the proper apprecia-
tion of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pa
tlence," In which the aesthetic move-
ment was held up to ridicule—he used
to complain that America was very un-
interesting since It had no antiqui-
ties and no curiosities." But he ven-
tured on this disparagement once too
often, for In the course of his travels
he uttered It to the American Girl,
and she replied with the demure de
pravlty of candid Innocence that this
was not quite a fair reproach, since
"we shall have the antiquities In
time, and we are already Importing the
ScottvHle, Mich.-" I want to tell you
how much good Lydia L Pinkham a Veg-
Sanative Wash have
done me. 1 live on a
f arm and have worked
very hard. I am
forty-five years old,
and am the mother
of thirteen children.
Many people think
it strange that I am
not broken down
with hard work and
the care of my fam-
Accorded Full Title.
One of the New York representa-
tives In congress tells of a social
function in an assembly district po-
litical club on the East Side, whereat
the chairman of the entertainment
committee acted aa master of cere-
The chairman was very busy intro-
ducing the newly-arrived members of
the club to the guestB. who Included a
number of municipal officers The
representative mentioned was pre-
sented In a way to halve his official
| honors with his wife, as "The Honor-
able and Mrs. Congressman Blank."
Next came a couple who were not
known to the master of ceremonies,
but, after receiving the correct name
In a whisper, he announced:
"Mr. and Miss. Inspector of Hy
drants, Faucets and Shopworks Ca-
Retrultr practicing physician* reoomroend
ami prescribe OXIDINK f. r Materia. bwause
It La proven remedy by year* of experience.
Keep a bottle In the medicine .heal and
administer at first big" oi Chills and l'e/er.
There are lots of funny things to be
seen In this world, and among them is
a fat woman sitting on a little piano
Many have smoked LEWIS1 Single Binder
cigar for the past sixteen yearn. Always
found It reliable quality-
Even the man who Is his own
worst enemy 1b always ready to for-
jlf« WlnaloWB Soothing Syrup for Children
teething. .often, the ifuuis. reduce.1 lurtamuia-
Uon.aUay*|* . cure, wlu.t colic, «5o a bottle.
Took Slot Machine at Its Word.
A Kansas City woman recently took
her two small daughters to make their
first visit to her husband's people, llv-
Ing in a small Kansas town. Naturally
she was anxious to make as favorable
an impression aa possible. So the two
little people, on going on an errand to
(he depot, were cautioned to be on
their very best behavior. To the
mother's surprise, they retimed vlg
orously chewing gum. As they had
no money, she asked them where they
"Oh," explained the older one, It
Bald on the Blot machine, 'Ask the
(.gent for pennies,' bo we did."
To prevent Malaria Is far better than
to cure It. In malarial countries take -
lly, but I tell them of my good friend,
Lydia E. Pinkham' Vegetable Com-
pound, and that there will be no back-
ache and bearing down pains for them it
they will take it as 1 have. Iamacarcely
ever without it in the house.
'•I will Bay also that I think there ia
no better medicine to be found for young
rirls My eldest daughter has taken
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com-
pound for painful periods and irregular-
ity, and it has helped her.
"I am always ready and wi'.ling to
speak a good word for Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Com pound. I tell every
one 1 meet that I owe my health and
happiness to your wonderful medicine.
-Mrs. J.G. Johnson, Scottville, Mich.,
R F D 3*
Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com-
pound made from native roots and herba,
contains no narcotics or harmful drugs,
and today holds the record of being th®
most successful remedy for woman's ills
IF YOU HAVE
no appetite. Indigestion, Flatulence, Sick
Headache, "all run down"or losing «e.h, yon
Hi tin(i ■ ■ ■
lu.t what you need. They tone up the weak
.toraach and build up th' llagglng energies.
dose of OXIDINE regularly once eiieta week
and save yourself from Chilli and Fever and
other malarial troubles.
iViir W'irk'i.es.Vever Hore*. ll«wwh.
J l' AU.KN. l-pt.AJ.ru. Paul.
n i of this paper desiring to buy
lyCautr? anything advertised in itscol-
umns should insist upon having what they
ask for.ref using all substitutes or imitations
A Portable Light for Campers.
tlon. The inventor of this portable
lamp 1b Mr. 0. A. Loveless of Watera
Meet, Mich.—Scientific American.
The Other Way 'Round.
A good little story, long current In
England, Is Just now gaining Amerl-
oan clrculatlfln. It has for leading
characters Rudyard Kipling and Doro-
thy Drew, Mr. Gladstone's little grand-
child. Kipling was visiting Hawar-
den, and, being fond of children, de-
voted hlmBelf to little Miss Dorothy
until ber anxious mother expressed
the hope that the child had not been
wearying the great author.
"Oh, no, mamma," spoke up Doro-
thy, before any one else had a chance
to say anything, "but you have no
Idea how Mr. Kipling has been weary-
Births In the Air.
The International Congress on Ae-
rial Legislation, sitting at Geneva,
Switzerland, Is evoking a very de-
tailed code of laws. One of Its sug-
gested paragraphs reads: "In the
event of a birth occurring in an air
craft the pilot Is to enter the event
In his log book and muBt notify the
fact to the authorities at the first
place at which he descends."
Aa to Kissing
Jack—Do you believe there's ml
crobes In kisses
A man knows more at 21 than he
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 34—1912.
f.wen—You can search me
can unlearn between that and 60
Children Cry fo Fletcher's
I Have Learned From Fido.
To keep clean.
To Bwat the fly.
To smell before tasting.
To go In out of the rain.
To "Bpeak" when I want things.
To growl at bullies.
To senBe an enemy and keep dis-
To know when a master appears.
To remember that even bones have
To drink plw 0' of cold water.
To refuse to drink alcohol.
To eliminate cats from my acquaint-
To be a faithful friend, and
To hit the shady spots in August -
Willing to Walt.
Parson—Wouldn't you like to come
to Sunday school and hear about heav-
en and the beautiful golden streets?
Little Lola—Yes, sir; but It will take
away the surprise when I get there
Picnic Date Was Uppermoat.
The Parson—I'm glad to see you on
jour way to Sunday school, Algernon,
'what do you expect to learn today?
Algernon—Well, I expect to learn
)th« date of the picnic, for one thing.
He—Dearest—During the first dance
I have with you be sure and say some-
thing to me.
He—Because yoifre so light, if you
don't speak I will not know l have
you In my arms.—Princeton Tiger.
"Are you a servant of the people?"
asked the constituent.
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum.
"Only It should be observed that a
really first-class servant may come
pretty nearly being a boss."
ALCQHOL 3 PER CENT
ANfegetable Preparation rorAs
slrailallJig U eR)otlantlReC|u!a
ting lite Stomachs andUow&qf
ncss and Rest.Contalns neither
Opium .Morphine norMiumL
top, or M ikssMUirnusR
Anerfrct Remedy forCmisflpa
Hon. Sour Storaach.Dlarrtm
hess and LOSS OF SLEEP-
facsimile Signature oT
Tho Kind Y«« Havo Always Bought, and which ha bcen
m uho l«r over 30 yea", has borne f o 8 snatore ot
and has been made under Ins per-
sonal supervision since Its Infancy.
Allow no ono to deceive you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "J^t-a^good" are h««
What is CASTORIA
Castorla is a harmlc.s substitute |„r Caator OU, Pare-
gorlo, Props and Soothing Syrups. It is I leasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Nai«.tlo
suhstanoo. Its age Is Its guarlutco. It] " .
and allays Feverlslmess. It cures Dlurrhu-a and T\ ml
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles. cuws
and Flatulency. It assimilates the *ood,
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural bleep.
Tho Children's Panacea—Tho Mother s t rieua.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
(Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Johnny's ma had company, and aa
each one was being helped to turkey
at dinner each waa w*e<l what piece
"I'll have a small piece of white
meat," said one. "I'll take a Joint
with a little dark meat," aald another.
Johnny wasn't aaked, but be aald.
"You can give me too much of both
kinds, please "
Willie Wanted Pie.
"Mamma," said four-year-old Willie,
"let'a pl y I y°ur mamm* and >'ou
are my little boy.'
"Very well, dear," replied his moth-
er. "How shall we begin?"
"Well," answered the little fellow,
"you can ask me for a piece of pie,
and I'll tell you pie Isn't good for little
If vour appetite Is not what It should be
perhaps Malaria Is developing. It alf«cts
the whole system. OXlPlNK will clear
awav the genus, rid you of Malaria aud gen-
erally loi| rove your condition.
"Do you think telephone operation
can be classed as a profession?"
"Well, it certainly is a calling."
The Paxton Toilet Co. of Boston,
Mass., will send a large trial box of
Paxtlne Antiseptic, a delightful cleans-
ing and germicidal toilet preparation,
to any woman, free, upon request.
It' usually the fool who rocks the
boat that lives to tell the tale
In Use For Over 30 Years
Exact Copy of Wrapper
When a couple Is engaged tl.ey look
At each other's virtues with magni-
fying glasses, which are thrown aside
on their wedding day.
As a summer tonlo there Is do medleloe
that quite compare* with OXIDINE. It not
only builds up the system, but taken reg-
ularly, prevents Malaria. Regular or Taste-
less formula at Druggists.
every child should have the
Faultless Starch Twin Dolls
Kits Lilly White ati Miss Pixel* Pri—■
or iwpl « fp>au of 6 cent rnnUlM* n
A woman can't feed a man so much
taffy that It will spoil his appeUte for
litter doll win iuTpil' °oS
t frontTortwo 6 o*nt °n < • "lU
oo«pi J with e ch ni llc«tlon.
FAULTLESS STARCH CO.. Ismm C*y, Me.
Even a homely man Is apt to boast
of how Ihe women run after him.
L ORiOL." HA.. -mC. •>-< .
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