The Exponent. (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 8, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 20, 1908 Page: 3 of 4

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Preaching first fad third Sunday J
at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sunday school i
every Sunday at 10 t. in Junior1
League every Sunday at t p. m. Bp- I
worth League every Sundav at. 7 p.m. j
1'rayer meeting Wednesdays, 8 p. in,
f. m. caj.amk. i'iintor.
Preaching 2d and 4th Sundays at
11 a. in. and 7:110 p. m. Sunday school
at 10 a. in. Prayer and teachers meet-
ing Wednesday at 8 p. m.
There will be services at the Cath-
olic church every 3d Sunday at 10 a m.
, Father C.,
See Finley Bowls for the best foot-
wear in town.
Pure C hemicals, Toilet articles, Perfumery, Fancy Goods,
Combs, Brushes, Patent Medicines, Etc.
Miss Hattie Holmes is now agist-
ing in the postoffice.
Mrs. E. A. Bullock made a trip to
Arkansas City on Friday of last welt,
it-turning the follow ing day.
< hildrens Day exercises at the M.
E. church last Sunday was weJ) at-
tended and the program was inter-
esting from start to finish.
Overalls, regular price 50c and 75c,
now on sale at Bowls' store for 40c
and 50 cents. A sure bargain
V Hinecker left for Pouca City
last Saturday to be absent for some
time running his threshing machine.
Jim Glenn was appointed conductor
on his dray wagon during his absence
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs ob-
served Memorial Day last Sunday by
▼isiting the cemetery and planting
flowers on the graves of their depart-
ed members.
The rank and file of the Democratic
party will please stand on their head
while W. J. Bryan tells the people
all about the unbounded prosperity of
our government during Cleveland's
We are very food of chicken and so
is our w ife, but the price some peo-
ple have to pay for poultry is more
than our poclcetbook is able to stand.
Just an ordinary old hen cost one of
our citizens $30.5o, one day this week.
Pass the sowbelly, please.
Farmers in western Oklahoma are
advertising for harvest hands and are
offering $3 a day. Ralston has quite
a number of idle men, but unfortu-
nately they are all expert icc cutters
and are only waiting for the ice sea-
son to open up.
A ferry boat has been launched at
this place and is doing a good busi-
ness transfering teams and passen-
gers. In addition to this a foot bridge
is being constructed and when com-
pleted our Osage county friends will
experience no more trouble or delay
in reaching Ralston. Of course these
are only temporary adjuncts to be
used until we get our steel bridge.
S. R. McC'orkle, of Burbank, an old
contractor of the Santa Fe railroad
was in town Monday. He tells us that
the proposed road from Elgin, Kan-
sas, will be built, and that Ralston
will be the terminus. Contracts will
soon be let and he thinks the work of
construction will be under way not
later than October of this year. If
we are fortunate in securing a divis-
ion point, round house etc., Ralston
will be greatly benefited.
How dear to our hearts are the
pages of fashion when the gay Mer-
ry Widow is presented to view; the
two step of pleasure, the thing to re-
peat, the Jshees and the necktie a
pleasure to meet; the swell hat with
a brim so wide and so proud, it cre-
ates acommotion when out in a crowd.
Dr. Nauman, the Ralston dentist, will visit
Kairfax Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
When in Arkansas City Eat at The
Subscribe for
The Exponent.
If every dead Indian allotment in
Pawnee county was paying its ju t
proportion of taxes in this year of
lWo8, the burden on the individual
would be appreciably lighter and the
county finances would be in much bet-
ter condition. The certain result of
Democratic state rule, in which the
people have been made the play-
things of politicians of the Murray
and Haskell types, has been increased
expenses, which must be met by in-
creased taxation, something the far
mersof Oklahoma will not welcome
when viewing their losses by floods.
Every county must bear its share of
the load, and the more property it
has for taxation the easier will be the
Pawnee couuty has over 3(H) dead
Indian allotments, many of them the
very best bottom farm lands in the
county. At an average of $2,5oo each,
the taxable valuation added to the
rolls would be $75o,ooo, which would
net the county <22,500 more money in
With these lands owued by free-
holders much better improvements
will be built on them, to this extent
still further adding to our taxable re-
sources, to say nothing of the good to
be derived by the county by reason of
the permanent citizenship gained.
The logic of the times points unerr-
ingly to a white man's civilization.
In eastern Oklahoma 7,000,000 acres
have been released to him, and in con-
templating the conditions over there
the Times-Democrat regrets that we
haven't some of the inducements here
that are possessed by our more fortu-
nate neighbors. Pawnee county wants
restrictions removed from dead Indi-
an allotments. -Pawnee Times-Dem-
Leave your laundry at the barber
shop uot later than Tuesday evening
as the basket is sent off Wednesday
Mclain & mcGuire,
Buggies and Wagons,

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Smith, W. A. The Exponent. (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 8, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 20, 1908, newspaper, June 20, 1908; Ralston, Oklahoma. ( accessed May 29, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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