The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, February 21, 1913 Page: 3 of 4
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Pills are unlike all oth-
er laxatives or cathar-
tics. They coax the
livair into activity by
gentle methods, they
do not scour; they do
not gripe; they do not i PROPOSED
weaken; but they do
start all the secretion*
of the liver and stom-
ach in a way that soon
puts these organs in a
healthy condition and
Pills are a tonic to the stomach, liver and
nerves. They invigorate instead of weaken;
they enrich the blood instead of impover-
ishing it; they enable the stomach to get all
the nourishment from food that is put into
it. Price 25 cents. All Druggists.
Pettits Eye Salve
TRUCE IN MEXICO CITY,
LASTS ONLY SIX
FINAL ROUND IS BEGUN
American* Hastening to the Protec-
tion of the Battleships—Taft
Withholds Intervention But
Army Is Ready
M'CLELLAND SUCCEEDS MEYER AS STATE AUDITOR
BUT SHE DID NOT VISIT HIM
Little Chance That Voice-Culture Stu-
dent Attempted to Gratify Old
Patlnetly the old gentleman had
been sitting through the ordeal of
hearing the voice-culture student in
the hall bedroom below practicing with
a zeal which left no room for criticism
but with a talent by no means so kind-
Finally he crept down the stairs
and rapped at the door of the young
'•I can't come In," he said in re-
sponse to an invitation, "but 1 simply
came/ to tell you of a friend of mine
who would, 1 know, be willing to pay
almost any amount of money to hear
Overwhelmed with joy the young
woman begged the kind old gentleman
to write his friend's name and address
on a piece of paper.
When he had gone upstairs she
looked at the slip of paper which he
had handed back to her inscribed and
neatly folded. It read: "John W.
Jones, Asylum for the Deaf."
Are you first in anything in school,
"First out of the building when the
One at a Time.
She—When we are married, dear,
I must have three servants.
He—Certainly, darling. But try to
keep each as long as possible.—St.
You can have a taste of the
summer sunshine of the corn
fields by serving a dish of
These crisp flavoury bits
of toasted white corn^make
time of year.
Try them in February
and taste the delicate true
A dish of Toasties served
either with cream or milk,
or fruit, is surprisingly good.
"The Memory Lingers"
Grocers everywhere sell
Poatum Cereal Co., Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Mexico City—Hostilities were re-
sumed with renewed fierceness in the
Mexican capital Sunday after a truce
which lasted only a few hours.
It appeared as if the words of Ma-
dero and Diaz might prove prophetic
and that this time the battle would be
to a finish.
President Madero reiterated bis re-
fusal to comply with the suggestion
of the senators that he resign. He
declared that he was still able to dom-
inate and that if given time be would
crush the rebl forces.
General Diaz had not shown him-
self to be greatly in > favor of the
armistice, but consented to It out of
respect to the efforts of the American
ambassador and the ministers of the
power to bring about a cessation ot
hostilities until foreigners and other
non-combatants still in the zone of
fighting could be removed to a place of
Early Sunday morning the embassy
was the scene of intense activity. A
dozen automobiles moved swiftly to
and fro, carrying refugees, provisions
and messages. The embassy building
was besieged by hundreds, not all of
them Americans, who asked for advice
or assistance. There is little actual
suffering from lack of food or shelter
within the city, but there is a vast
amount of discomfort and great danger
to those who remain.
Mis-statements by Mexican federal
officials concerning the intentions ol
the United States in the present crisis,
which so influenced the populace In
the capital, are being made throughout
the republic with similar effect. •Con-
sul Kirk reported to the Btate depart
ment Sunday that anti-American feel-
ing ran high in Manzanillo and through
the countryside on account of unau-
ed action of the American government,
thorized statements about the intend-
Demonstrations against Americans
have been made in other Mexican Pa
ciflc ports and it became necessary to
hold the cruiser Denver at Acapulco
until the arrival of the South Dakota
In that port Saturday, so bitter were
outbreaks resulting in some cases in
assaults upon American citizens who
were peaceably passing through the
streets. With the South Dakota at
Acapulco and the Colorado at Maza-
tlan, officials feel that there will be
an abatement of thes outbreaks.
No Intervention Yet
Washington—After a confernce of
an hour and a half with Secretary
of State Knox, President Taft called
a special meting of the cabinet to dis-
cuss the late dispatches frpm Mexico.
The report from Mexico City that the
armistice had been declared off and
that hostllltlee had been resumed
caused intense interest among the cab-
Despite the alarming Information
that has continued to come Into Wash-
ington In the last few days, not a mem-
ber of the president's cabinet favored
Intervention. Most of the official fam-
ily believe that the Mexican factions
will solve their own troubles and are
of the opinion the Interference by the
United States iB uncalled for
The president was plainly disturbed
to learn that communication between
Mexico and the United States was pre-
carious and that an apparently strict
censorship has been Instituted by Mex-
ican authorities. If a censorship is
being exercised this government will
demand that the communications from
Ambassador Wilson and Its replies
Shall be permitted to go through with-
Wilson Publishes a Book
New York—A scathing arraignment
of "Big Business" is contained in
President-elect Wilson's pre-inaugura-
tion book, "The New Freedom,"
President-elect Wilson not only re-
Iterates his attacks upon the trusts of
the United States, but sounds a new
warning to the great financial inter-
ests of the country. The work is con-
j most remarkable
ever put In the field both by reason
01 me bitterneks of its arraignment of
the present financial system and by
-easor of >'• >re inauguration exploita-
tion of a future presidential policy no
other chief executive of the United
States since the Declaration of Inde-
pendence having duplicated the foat of
The president-elect no) only attacks
the trusts and monopolies of the coun-
try *ut makes It clear that he will do
all In his power to legitimately restore
trade competition and
Leo Meyer. J- C. McClelland
A sensational climax to the impeachment proceedings brought
against Leo. Meyer, state auditor, came when that officer, through his at-
torney, submitted his resignation to Governor Cruce. '1 he resignation was
unconditional. J. C. McClelland, member of the state banking board, was
immediately appointed to succeed Meyer.
In a eOKement Meyer said:
"These charges have been framed up ajalnst me and I am tired of
facing false accusers. 1 have gotten all I want out of politics and I must
devote a little time to my family. These charges are preying on the health
of members of my family and 1 de-cided that It would be best to have th
e proceedings stopped if possible."
The news of tho resignation of the state auditor came as fi bolt of light-
ning from a celar sky just on the eve of the beginning of his trial on Im-
peachment charges in the senate.
Doings of the Lawmakers
Activities of the Week Among the Members
of the Oklahoma Legislature
Advice Given Mother in Regard *o
Young Daughter Proves Val-
uable to Daughter Even
Pollock, Tex—"When I was a girl,
about 14 years of age," writes Mrs.
Winnie Delaney, of this town, "I was
In awfully bad health I tried differ
ent treatments, but they did me no
A friend advised my mother to give
ni" ( ardui, the woman's tonic. She
gave me one bottle, and It straighten-
ed me out all right.
1 did not have any more trouble un-
til after 1 was married. I had several
bad spells then, but I began taking
Cardul again, and my health started
to Improving right away
1 can Bafely recommend Cardul to
all women sufferers, as I think It Is
the greatest woman's medicine on
You may publish this letter If you
Cardul Is good for young girls, as
well as older women, because It con-
tains pure, harmless, vegetable Ingre-
dients, which act gently, yet surely,
on the delicate womanly organs It la
a tonic prepared exclusively for wom-
For more than 50 years. Cardul has
been in widely extended use, by wom-
en of all ages, and haB given entire
satisfaction, as a remedy for rebuild-
ing womanly health and strength.
You can rely on Cardul. It will do
for you, what It has done for thou-
sands of others. It will help you.
Begin to take Cardul, today.
N R - Writ* to Chattanooga Medicine Co.,
Ladies Advisory Dept., Chattanooga, Tenc
Sttd.il /Hitr u, tiont on your case am
Home Treatment for Women,
Code Bill Is Passed
The Cook bill, to put the IlarriB-Day
code in force as law within six days
after 1,000 printed copies had been re-
ceived, was passed finally with only
Miss Barnard Turned Down
The house tabled a resolution Bigned
by twenty-six members of the "farm-
ers' " caucus inviting MIsb Kate Bar-
nard, state commissioner of charities
members voting against it. As and corrections, to address that branch
the bill left for the senate, It contains
a section repealing, without prejudice
to anyone's vested rights, the famous
"riparian rightB" section, because of
which Governor Cruce held up the
publication of the code and laid the
basis for the code or sand-and-gravel
The amended Pruett bill, reestab-
lishing the old system of elctlng the
state board of agriculture by delegates
from county conventions or Institutes,
was passed finally.
The other two bills passed finally Is
the "lawful fence" bill by Perry, and
the 11. 11. Smith bill for the protection
of men engaged in the employment of
railroads and manufacturing establish-
The Maxey-Wyand-Carr resolution
giving the assent of the state to a
dam across the Grand river out .from
Muskogee for water power purposes, a
long cherished dream of Muskogee
boosters, was passed by the house and
goes ti/ the senate. The assent of the
state is a requirement of the national
war department who control all
streams capable of navigation.
A resolution by Whitman, Hunter
and Chase, memorallzing congress to
provide some means for the condem-
nation of roads through fullblood lands
The house committe on privileges,
and elections reported on the Marshall
county contest, giving the seat to Rep-
resentative" C. H. Tomes, Incumbent,
against Ben F. Perdue, contestant, on
the grounds that there was no evi-
dence to sustain the contest.
The famous "chiropractic" bill,
which has been a great bone of con-
tention In all past legislatures, wai
reported out of coiumitte unfavorably
but with a minority report which puts
it on the calendar and allows a fight
over It this session.
The Russell bill, to abolish the coun-
ty demonstration farms, was recom-
mended from committee favorably.
The Sharp bill to prohibit bookmak-
ing, or betting on horse races, was re-
ported out of committe unfavorably,
but with a minority report which
places It on the calendar.
£an Not Syve Again
The house passed finaly the Barrett
bill from the senate requiring rall-
rouds to maintain hospital service in
the Btate and the bill desired by the
newspaper men of the state, also by
Barrett, providing for taxing legal pub-
lications as a part of the costs In each
A new bill by Griggs, which has
bearing on the Meyer case, provides
that when any officer shall resign with
charges pending against him this act
shall operate to disqualify him from
again holding office. A proposed cons ti.
tutional amendment by Morris pro-
vides for the appointment of the clerk
of the supreme court by the cotirt
instead of by the people as now pro-
vided. Mr. Morris takes the position
that thiB office Is merely clerical and
1 hat the court Is best qualified to ay
who it shall have for Us clerk.
oga, lenn., toi
nd 64 pa Kf book,
sent in plain
of the legislature. Members objected
to making the precedent, Baying that If
they allowed Miss Barnard's request,
they would be flofided with simlar res-
olutions asking other officials to ex-
plain this or that.
This resolution which was adopted
at the caucus of farmer members of
the legislature, asked that Miss Bar-
nard be heard on the vital necessity
of the department of charities and cor-
rections continuing its work of defend-
ing the Indian orphans from land
grafters and not be restricted by pro-
posed legislation to hamper the work
of the department. No mention was
made in the resolution to the charges
which were suddenly brought in ex-
ecutive session, against Dr. J. H. Stol-
per, attorney in Miss Barnard's depart-
ment, to the effect that he had been
retained in a case involving a parole.
Two bills In direct sequence to
United States Senator Owen's sugges-
tions to the legislature. The senator
especially urged legislation for the
protection of Indian minors In the pro-
bate courts and guardianship proced-
ure, and the bill by Hill of Pittsburg,
which passed the house applies di-
rectly to this point. The Teehee-
Fields bill aims directly to protect the
ignorant fullbloods In the sale of
"dead claims" of land inheritances
from deceased kindred. The Hill (of
Pittsbur bill of r procedue In In-
dian minor and Inheritance matters,
amends the present laws to prohibit
guardians expending money on ac-
count of wards, except In sickness,
when the amount is not to exceed >25,
unless the county court gives permis-
sion before hand. Release of guardian-
Bhlp must be accompanied by proof
offered In open court that the release
was obtained from the ward now of
age fairly and without undue influ-
ence. The sentiment 1b generally in
favor of the bills and they will very
likely pass the senate.
As to the Wedding Garb.
Colonel Watterson occasionally
turns his attention from dressing
down candidates to dressing up Inquir-
ing correspondents. Listen to this ad-
vice from the Louisville Courier-Jour-
"There are two reasons for being
married In a dresB suit, young man.
It's fashionable, and it's your last
chance to get a dress suit."
This can be considered good advice,
founded on observation and experi-
ence, even if it is a little pesBlmiBtic
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Don't you think that we should
have a more elastic currency?" asked
the Old Fogy.
"It's elastic enough," replied the
Grouch. "Why don't they make it
Will Disburse Funds
' Dr. J. C. Mahr, state commissioner
of health, aB soon as Governor Cruce
signs the Hunter-McAllster bill,
which appropriated $10,000 for sup-
pression of the smallpox epidemic in
southern Oklahoma, will arrange a
plan in connection with local health
superintendents for the disbursement
of the funds. The epidemic is confined
principally to Choctaw, McCurtain and
Pushmataha counties but there are
also a number of cases In all of the
two southern tiers of counties of the
Fifth Abolition Measure Passed
The fifth big "abolition" bill has
passed the house. It Ib by H. II. Smith
and would abolish the state board of
affairs, and BubBtltute for the three
members of that board who each dratv
$3,000 per annum, one purchasing
agent at a salary of $3,600.
The bill allows, as assistants to the
purchasing agent, one clerk at $1,800
and one stenographer at $1,200. It
waB passed with the emergency clause
and is now with the senate.
are relieved at once by an applica-
tion of Sloan's Liniment. Don't
rub, just lay on lightly.
11 Sloan's Liniment has done more
?;ood tlinn anything I have ever tried
or Mtilf joint*. 1 gut my hand hurtso
budly that 1 had to stop work right lu
the busiest time of the year. 1 thought
at first that 1 would have to have uiy
hand taken off, but 1 got a bottle of
Sloan's Llnimeut and cured my hand.
Wilton Wiilki-kk, Morris, Ala.
Good for Broken Sinews
G. Q. Jo.nks, Baldwin, L. I., writes :
—'•1 used Sloan's Liniment for broken
sinews above the knee cap caused by a
fall and to my great satisfaction was
able to resume work in less than three
weeks after the accident."
Fine for Sprain
Ma. IlitSHY A. Voeiil, H4 Somerset
St., PlalnHeld, N. writes:-"A
friend sprained his ankle so badly
that it went Maok. H-- laughed when
I told him that I would have him out
in a week. 1 applied Sloan's Liniment
and In four days he was working and
n's was a right good LJni-
50c.. and $1.00
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE
- ID OWN A
CATTLE RANCH OR STOCK FARM.
IT It th* ban for the most Independent iililsscs st Ik*
I times Catt:* ars high, grass it icatcs and cissst to
leased Isr any length ofIiim. The Spur Ranch tTuas) H
. ranch not k*lng est up, **d from it yw
can cat ant wells* ts titty, nti any de. r«d cumulation (I
splendid farming land for raising winter fill Pried lot;
terms losy. Securo yj*r ranch tract kits'* It ll to* 1st*.
Many electi**i in many tint. Ws alt* tfftr straight fams-
l*g lands h';Sly prtauclin*. reassnskl* piles* tasy tows.
Any good farmor can mak* tksil lands par them.elite **t
from III* products th«r**t. Writ* t*r tr** HIiittratM booklet.
C. A. JONES,, iISJEthn. Spur, Tea.
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Bryant, T. E. The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, February 21, 1913, newspaper, February 21, 1913; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc162917/m1/3/: accessed October 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.