The Exponent. (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, April 30, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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The Ralston Exponent
T. E. BRYANT, Editor tad Prop.
W. A. SMITH, Publiiher
Heatoring Confederate Battle Fikfca.
A Cincinnati dispatch nays the newi
from Columbus that Gov. Harmon has
Riven orders to return to the Confed-
erate veterans In Alabama certain
flags captured by the Fourth Ohio Vol-
unteer Infantry during the civil war
has led to protests and that the de-
partment commander of the Q. A.
R. will bo asked to take action enjoin-
ing tho governor. Among old union
Boldiers there will be differences of
/pinion as to the merits of the contro
versy. A great many will side with
Cov. Harmon and hope that the flags
will be returned. The sentiment on
this subject among the great body of
veterans has softened very much since
the first administration of President
Cleveland, when huge uproar was
raised In many parts of the north over
(he report that the federal government
FOUR MORE 0FFICIAL8 CAUGHT
IN 8HAWNEE 8CANDAL
REST TO IIIEfllllTE COUNTY RECORDS
AWAITS FATE IN PALACE
Sultan of Turkey Refuses to Leave
Constantinople—Sultan Abdul Ha-
mid Is waiting in his palace for what
ever may befall. He has not taken
flight, and his grand vixler, Tewflk
| Pasha, has announced that, without
Thirty-Four Indictments Are Returned | feftr the guRan wU, remain with his
GOVERNOR DEPLORES TRAGEDY
ENACTED AT ADA
MILIEU MIKES I PULL GORFESSIOI
end Judge Thanks Jury—Evan-
gelist Bulgin Continues
Shawnee, Okla. -Twenty-four more
indictments were returned at 10:30
o'clock Friday night by the special
grand Jury investigating bribery charg-
es against city and county officials.
This makes 34 returned, seven of
which are aginst District Judge W. N.
Maben, and seven against County At-
torney Virgil Diggers. Four more per-
was" preparing to Vend' back captured I ">"8 were Included in the indictments
southern battle flags to their original making eight In all, but their names
owners. Another Memorial day Is were not given out.
aproachlng. The sections that were ! The grand Jury further requested
fevered during the civil strife have the govenor to have the state exam-
grown together. Eleven years have | iner and inspector send men to Te-
passed since sons of the north and ' cumseh to make a thorough examlna-
«ons of the south marched side by side Hon of all ccui.ty books and records,
under the starry banner of their re- I Attorney General West adds his recom-
' mendatiou to this and will request im-
unlted country, to confront a foreign j medj(|te Rctlon
foe. It Is high time to bury all the lln- j After the ^ury mftde ltg report ju(jge
gerlng hatreds of the past—and a (-nrrutfjers thanked the Jurymen for
very large proportion of the men who thpjr work and discharged them. He
did the actual fighting in the civil war i complimented the atorney general and
have done so.—Exchange. the Jury for the manner in which they
- - had carled on the Investigation and
French and British capital Is said ndj0urnd court until Monday morning,
to be behind a $50.000,000 scheme for The bond of those who were indicted
the development of the Iron and steel was fixed at |5,000 on each count,
business In Mexico, where there Is an | Attorney General West has not yet
abundance of raw materials. Mexico indicated his plans for removing the
will need an Increasing amount of ; indicted officials from office. Judge
iron and steel, as she Is developing M* en h*s °t yet resigned, at least
... .... , „ „„, l.iiui a resignation has not been made pub
rapidly both In population and busl- ^ 8
ness, and moreover, trade In these "'^fawnpe very much exclted a8
products with South America 1. devel | (hft ,ndtotment8 are on everybody's
oping very rapidly through settlement ||pg and on everybody's mind. Rog-
and business enterprise. The reported j(>r8 jg publicly excoriated, as friends
Mexican scheme should dictate re- 0f the accused men are loud In their
newed energy on the part of the busl- condemnation of those who made the
ness men of the United States for the ! charges, in the meantime Evangelist
capture of the Increasing trade of I Bulgin continues his meetings and it
South America and the upbuilding of | *1*° ■®ld.._t.hat_
a merchant marine that will stimulate
family and accept resignedly the fate
which has been prepared for him and
Tewfik Pasha and the minister of
war, Edhim Pasha, who sent in their
resignations to the sultan Monday
night, decided to withdraw them
Tuesday, and the grand vizier
Officials of Pontotoc County Fall
Notify Governor Haskell—Citi-
zens of Ada are Greatly
spending most of the time with his
majesty. Nazim Pasha is still In com-
mand of the garrison, but no prepara-
tions have been made to offer any re-
sistance to the advance of the Salon-
At least five thousand persons,
practically all Christians, have lost
their lives In the massacres that have
been going on in the villayet of Ada-
na during the past week as the re-
Guthrle, Okla.—Governor Haskell
Tuesday night stated that he had not
been officially notified of the lynching
at Ada, early Monday morning, of
181 West, Miller, Allen and Burrell. but
that he had issued instructions to the'
officials of Pontotoc county to make a,
vigorous Investigation and that those!
who were in any manner Implicated;
In the unlawful killing must be pros-
ecuted to the full extent of the law.'
A special grand Jury will be called to;
meet at Ada and Investigate the)
Governor Haskell is not feeling es-j
pccially kind toward the officials of,
suit of the outbreak of Moslem fanatl-: the county in which Ada is located,
cism. Two hundred victims were Mos-;an(j said that "although the guards of
Adana at present is quiet, but there
has been renewed attacks on Chris-
tlons at Marash In villayet of Alev-
po, about twenty miles northeast of
Alexandretta. Consular advices de-
scribe the situation as extremely pre-
TORNADO SWEEPS OHIO
commerce between the main divisions
of the western hemisphere.
The Zeppelin airship, which was to
have descended at Munich, but was
carried off by a gale, came down at
Dlngolflng. No harm resulted, be-
cause these are piping times of peace.
But suppose that sort of thing were
to hnppen In war, and suppose the
place where an aerial ship put into
port was In the enemy's country!
However, the enthusiastic aeronaut
may not worry so much about the pos-
sibility of becoming a prisoner of war.
That is likely to be a minor consider-
ation, weighed against the tremendous
chances of coming down to earth with
a thump so hard that It will make lit-
tle difference whether the landing
place is In the enemy's country or
ance will have nothing more to do
with the investigation.
Special Session of Legislature.
Guthrie, Okla.—There is much dls-
tusslon here over the probability of a
ipeclal session of the legislature next
winter and the school land lessees
ire particularly interested in the mat-
.er. After the conference of their
ommlttee with the governor many
j the county jail had been assaulted,
knocked senseless, bound and gagged,
and four men taken from them and
lynched by a mob of from one to two
hundred men," he had received no of-
ficial notice of the crime.
Reward ^o Be Offered
The governor late Tuesday evening
stated that a reward would be offered
for the conviction of members of the
mob as soon as official notice had
Three Kllleci, Fifty Injured and Much reached his office.
Property Deestroyed | a special agent of the state has re-
Cleveland, Ohio.—Three persons ported that the mob. when it went to
were killed, six fatally hurt, at least the Jail, had no intention of hanging
fifty sustained injuries, and property others than "Jim" Miller; that Miller
vlaued at more than f 1,000,000 was had been removed from his cell and
destroyed in a tornado which Bwept taken out Into the presencee of the
through Cleveland and northern Ohio mob and examined for over two hours
Wednesday. and that at the conclusion of the
The storm arose suddenly and last- examination the mob returned to the
ed but five minutes. At 12:30 o'clock jail and took the other three men out
the sun was shining brightly. At j and marched to the barn, where all
1:33 o'clock the city was shrouded four were hanged.
in darkness. From the northeast off in a dispatch from the sheriff of
the lake came a gale blowing at the pontotoc county it was contended
rate of 66 miles an hour. In its wake that there wa3 not the slightest
followed a sheet of rain and hail' clue as to who made up the mob, and
which fell with terrific force. (that the leaders questioned the jail of-
In tho blinding rain pedestrians ficlals where the bound guards could
were blown off their feet and hurled hear all that Miller said; that Miller
against buildings In many cases to made a complete confession in which
be struck down by flying bricks and he implicated all of the dead men.
timbers which filled the air. | Oklahoma state officers greatly de-
Roofs were lifted off houses, walls piore the acts of the Ada mob, and a
hurled down, strongly braced smoke- public sentiment seems to feel that
stacks picked up and chimneys de- the hanging of four men will have a
inolished. In some instances roofs tendency to clear up the atmosphere
were carried for a distance of three tn that part of the state and make It
hundred feet and then set down. The absolutely Bafe, In the future, for hon-
loss was especially great to school est people to exist.
property. Twelve school buildings
There Is a great difference In the
purposes to which a laxative should
be put. Tablets and pills, salts, etc.,
are usually violent purgatives or
cathartics, and altogether too power-
ful for the average person.
A woman at all times needs only a
mild laxative—In fact, none other is
needed by anyone, weak or strong
though they may be, for the object Is
simply to move the bowels, and if a
gentle laxative will do it, what 1b the
ubo of a violent one?
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin has
earned a well-deserved vogue among
women and children and old folks-
people who must necessarily be care-
ful of what they take.
It Is a liquid laxative tonic and ad-
mittedly the greatest stomach, liver and
Sowei remedy before the American peo-
ple The price is only 60 cents or $1 a bot-
?|* as it comes in both sizes, and all
druggists sell It. Its pleasant taste and
gentle action make it an ideal remedy for
women In constipation, torpid liver, sour
stomach, sick headache heartburn and
such like digestive complaints. Its use for
a short time will remove the trouble en-
tirely so that future medication will be
unnecessary. Its tonic properties build up
the stomach and intestinal muscles so
that they act naturally again. That this
Is so is the experience of many heads of
families, like Mrs. Brannan, of Alvarado,
Va., Mrs. K. L. Stout, of Louisville, Ky.,
and numerous others; in fact, way o<:t 1..
Williams, Cal., as Mrs. J. E. Blackniore,
of that place, writes, the whole town
seems to De using it.
If the remedy is new to you and you
want to make a trial of it before buying,
send your name to the doctor's address as
below and a free test bottle will be sent
you Then, If results are satisfactory you
can buy It of your druggist.
If there is anything about
your ailment that you don't
understand, or If you want
any medical advice, write
to the doctor, and he will
answer you fully. There is
no charge for this service.
The address Is Dr. W. B.
Caldwell, 201 Caldwell bldg..
COUNTRY IN MOVEMENT.
Evidently there is need for a school
of instruction for voters. Bays the
Springtleld Republican. Many ballots
were spoiled in the recent primary
here. In the Fourth ward one man
did not pay any attention to the names
of the candidates on the ballot, but
wrote: "I vote for Allaman for mayor,
for Vogt for councilman, for R. Fred
White for Bchool board, and 1 don't
give a damn for the rest." He even
dated the ballot.
essees expresed themselves as pleased ...
with the result of the conference as were damaged. Many pupils had re-( ,ce Blocks N|a0ara Falls
hey feared that the schol land com- markable escapes, but none were sc-| Nlagara Falls.—A terrific Ice jam
nlsslon would have no authority to rlously hurt. which is blocking the Nnagara river
•hange the appraisement which they ; Firemen and policemen from all of threaten* the total destruction of the
•lalm is unjust. The governor assured the stations in the city turned out to fara0U8 Niagara Falls as well as the
"hem that if the commission had no assist the people whose homes had town8 of Ijewj8ton and Youngstown.
iuthority in the matter the law- could been wrecked and who were injured UnWa the ice Jam is broken im-
>e corrected'at a meting of the legis- In the storm. So seriously was the mediately the huge mass may divert
telephone service crippled that It was the course of the Niagara river and
Much speculation is being indulged | impossible -to get connections with gend it sweeping across the country,
as to what matters would be taken either the police or fire headquarters. In thl9 event it would certainly de-
— stroy the hotels, power houses and
Washout; Four Dead other buildings adjacent to the falls.
Grand Rapids. Mich.—William Stolz.j Residents in the neighborhood of
engineer: Fred Finn, brakeman. and the threatened destruction are panic
John Runke, fireman, were killed; stricken. Fort Niagara and the Cor-
when an east bound Grand Trunk [ ncll hotel are partly flooded and hun
Meeting of National Association for
Study and Prevention of Tuberculo-
sis Will Be Largely Attended.
The fifth annual meeting of the Na-
tional Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis will be
held in Washington, D. C., at the New
Willard hotel, on May 13, 14 and 15.
Owing to the present Interest in the
campaign against ''iberculosls, the
meeting will be of ul usual Interest
and Importance. The membership of
the national association now numbers
nearly 2,000, and is distributed in al-
most every state in the United States.
The national association has also a
considerable membership in Canada,
Cuba, Porto Rico, Philippine islands,
and in several of the European coun-
tries. Ex-President Roosevelt and
Dr. William Osier are honorary vice-
presidents of the national association.
Dr. Vincent Y. Bowditch of Boston is
the president; Mr. Homer Folks of
New York city, and Dr. Charles L.
Minor of Asheville, N. C., are the vice-
presidents; Gen. George M. Sternberg
of Washington, D. C., is treasurer; Dr.
Henry Barton Jacobs of Baltimore, is
secretary, and Dr. Livingston Farrand
of New York is the executive secre-
tary of the association.
iip by a special session.
There is not so much likelihood of
a "holy war" In Morocco as there waa.
The priest who went about inciting
such a conflict has been captured and
locked up. and for a while at least
there will be a cessation of attempts
by pretenders to get possession of the
throne. A holy war which leads to
jail Is neither iusplrlng nor promising
Senator Visits President
Washington, D. C. -Senator Tillman
of South Carolina paid hla first visit
to the white house Tuesday In seven
years and received a cordial greet-
ing from Taft. His appearance Tues
day in the executive offices created h
lensatlon. Booker T. Washington
was waiting to see the president
when Tillman arrived. The South
Carolinian was Immediately shown
Into Taft's office.
"I came," said Senator Tillman, "to
see If office seekerB had fried any fat
off the president."
A DOUBLE EVENT*
freight train ran into a washout near ^ dreds of guests have been rescued by
Fuller Monday morning. i boats. Efforts are being made to
J break the Ice with dynamite.
$100,000 Firfe at Cordell
Cordell, Okla —At one o'clock Tues-
day morning Are broke out In the
POWER8 AID IS DESIRED.
Another Bank Converted
Guthrie. Okla—Bank Commissioner
New State rooming house and before j Young Wednesday received notice of
It could be gotten under control had
spread to adjoining business blocks,
causing damages that will reach $100,-
the conversion of the National Bank
of Carmen into a state bank with
$25,000 capital, under the name of
the State Guaranty bank.
"Gypsy" Smith, the evangelist, tells
New Yorkers that If Christ cime to
their city he would not go to fashion-
able Fifth avenue churches, but would
go into the tenderloin and red light
districts, seek the unfortunates and
try to make their burdens lighter. But
If all the stories about New York are
true, there is need of some scourging
of sinners in Fifth avenue temples.
Taft Wants to Protect All Subjects in
Washington. D. C.—Realizing the
impotency of the Turkish and the Per-
sian government to adequately safe-
guard Ameican lives and property In
the present disturbed conditions In
their countries, the state department
bas Intimated that it will welcome any ,,
n^sbtance in this direction from the
governments of Great Britain and
Sweet Resigns as Head of Normal.1 Discuss Income Tax
Outhrle. Okla —Rev. E. M. Sweet I Washington. D. C.—It Is evidenced
has resigned as president of the Ada(from the activity of the opponents and
normal. It Is stated here that his rea- J 8upporters of the income tax propo-
boiis for giving up the presidency of Bttion to ascertain the strength of
the school to which he was only re- each other, that this question wlU fur-
cently appointed are based on a desire , nl8h the sharpest contest to be waged
to remain actively In the fight for state jjn the senate during the extra session,
wide prohibition, and, especially to ln vlew Qf the fact, democrats are
Mrs. Highfly—And has she really
got two servants?
Mrs. Flutter—Yes—one coming and
Rough on Rats.unbeatableextermlnatot
Rough on Hen Lice, Nest Powd«r, 26c.
Rough on Beabugs, Powder or Liq'd, 25c
Rough on Fleas. Powder or Liquid. 25c.
Roughon Roaches.Pow'd, lbc.. LJq'd,25c
Rough on Moths and Ants, Powder. 25c.
Hough on Skeeters. agreeable In use, 2&o
i£. S. Weils, Chemist, Jersey City, N. J.
In one year the escapement wheel
of a watch makes 731,860 revolutions.
Make Big Money
On an Investment
of Only $125.00
To* ear. liave a pleamnt. WMint
M>le taUDeM. ot
" 0 lOASl 1D.UU a any. a wtti , k
fight the movement of the Sons of 8ald to be unanimous for the Income pyft??.«nn
Great Britain is discovering that the
new wire-wound 13-Inch guns designed
to throw shells 18 miles cannot with-
stand the strain of discharge. Cracks
develop In the tubes and the guns be-
come dangerous. Is the gunner reach-
ing the limit of hiB ability to drive
heavy missiles over long distances or
through armor plating?
Kipertrnoe not neeewMT. BuiUbom cmi • «■
Anctrd by either mam or fonai l town w he
there it an electric lighting plaat.
=*« omc. «-u*- ■." « r.«. n"^" io".rt
and St. Petersbug. whose ships and of nearby towns and villages, a num- <)rg aJ>c convjnce<j the pending bill ' cleaning. Big profit in leafing 0icaaer w pri uu>
"oSfJ'on. teprenentattve wMlrt 1 *>'" •
Write to-day for toll lnf«r atloa.
J. W. Duntley, Pres.. DUNTLET MM. CO,
N5 Mrmouth BU«..
undertaken by Turkey ln the provinces cltIzPns wm ask for the opportunity I Farmers bank at Bath. III., near hero. ASPHALT FELDSPAR
Washington for high license and local ;tax mCasure and leaders of the "In
surgent" republican faction appear to
, be confident of victory. On the other
Mexican Volcano Becomes Active hand, opponents of the Income tax
Mexico City.- A severe eruption of 1(Jea aB8ert the democrats are not
Diplomatic representatives having the Collma volcano, followed by an un|ted and deilare 8ome 0f the Insur-
this object ln view already have been ettrthqUake shock has spread terror length for additional internal
M . - 4 1. - S l«. ft T i . . • _ . V. „ Uknl.Itnnta °
taxes will be 1
., .i" — « ore are conviuv^vi ^tuumg um
soldiers are at or near the scene of bpr of whom deserted their homes „ gufflclent revenue, for
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. .... I'lUUUVf DUUII.IC1II
the massacres and ready for active and fled t0 po|nt8 outside the affected the needg Qf the government.
operations. ! jone.
At the same time effo*^ are b-'ns , , ■ —
mad > to lehrn whether tho power* of To Incorporate Town
Evcrpe. in whom rest the i-uoerln- Calumet. Okla. Petitions will Im
tendency of the application of rtfo- ins | mediately be prepared here and the
Bank Robber Balked.
Peoria, 111.—An attempt was made
early Friday to rob the Merchants and
inhabited bv Armenians, according to i lo incorporate the town. Tho popn ; The robers had succeeded In blow- unndticmfst and mmt durable rooflmr «n^-
- B*Uw y OompMi"-
the Berlin treaty
steps to check the
perpatrated agalnsf. those people.
o* 18T8. have taken i8tlon has increased rapidl>- during ing the vault when discovered and veurh*"1'
p horrors now being ],he past year and is sufllcient for in-' were frightened away empty handed or lumber dealer'don'thandle it—1«flt®
, by a aril road watchman
ST. LOUIS ASPHALT CO., Manufacture",
ST. LOUIS, MO.
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