The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, January 8, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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The Ralston independent
VOL. 10. NO. 34
RALSTON, PAWNEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 8, 1015
$1.00 PER YEAR
Scholars are back in school
again after the holidays.
So far this month the weather
has been mild and spring-like.
Several items of a local nature
were crowded out this week.
Miss Opal Ross spent the holi-
days with relatives and friends
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Neidigh,
formerly of Ralston, but now of
Dodge City, Kansas, are here
this week visiting relatives.
Rheumatism is giivng Fred
Le ick considerable pain. Heis!
i hinking of try it g the mineral
water Oaths at Guthrie in hopes
of getting relief.
Mr. Joh son, a Ponca City
horse buyer, was here last week
picking up stray horses.
J. W. Hunts has hem appoint-
ed administrator of the estate of
Mr*. M. A. Dunnagan. deceased.
Flour. Bran. Millrun White
^Shprts, BiovnShoits and Corn
Chop, at Mosi r’s. Look out for
prices, they will go higher.
Don’t forget w? carry a full
line of merchandise. Prices guar-
anteed against all competition.
T. J. Mosier.
Little Lavern Levick is attend-
ing school in Arkansas City and
making her houpi with her aunt,
Mrs. Joe Nix.
Mrs. Ella Beardmore and little
daughter Goldie leturT-d Sun-
day last from Council Grove and
other points in Kansis, where
she has been visiting relatives.
Ernie Gaskill, who has been
spending his vacation with home
folks, left Monday afternoon to
resume his stuiies at Edmond.
Mr. Gaskill is a bright young
man and will graduate from that
college this term.
Mr*. Maggie Meddleton, of St.
Louis, and Mrs. Julia LeBus, of
Tul a. were here last week visit-
ing tneir nieces. Mrs. Ray Dod
sou and Mrs. A. M. Harry,
wh m they had not seen for
twenty-six ye ri.
M *o Florence Kidwell, after
spending the holidays with her
brother and sister, left last Sun-
day ./Uraoon to resume her
Tn * oM well out on Frank Mitch
eTs place went crooked and ex-
plosives were taken out there
last F iday with which to remove
the obstruction and straighten
the hole. The shot has been
fir-d, but juoi. was accom-
plished we have not been able to
O.ie of the most interesting
plays oi ue present theatrical
season, “The Virginian,” will be
presented at the opera house on
Wednesday night, January 20th,
for one night only. The com-
pany is playing to packed houst s
everywhere and no doubt will do
the same here.
On New Year’s day the editor
and family were invited out to
take dinner with their daughter,
Mrs. Fred Levick and family.
Miss Mary Blevins wa% also an
invited gues**. Mr. Levick being
a good provider and his wife one
of the best cooks in Pawnee
county, it goes without saying
NOT A BIT SLEAUX.
A thin-skirted girl in Bordeaux
Wouldn’t wear petticoats, oh, dear, neuax;
She’d go out in the sun,
And she’d say: “This is fun,
But I hope that my ankles don’t shea x.”
Another girl who lived in Boulogne,
Was followed by dogs not her ogne,
She was thin as a rail,
So they kept on her trail,
Believing that she was a bogne.
A slash-skirted girl from Carlisle
Was nifty and right in the stisle;
She bought her some hose
Of the shade of old rose;
When she walked you could see them a misle.
—Grand Rapids News.
Numerous girls with low-necked waists from Pavvhuska
Who should be seen only after duska,
Display their bony wish-bones
On the streets and at home,
And they would do the same thing in Alaska.
The sweet little maidens we meete
Wear dresses that are both thin and neat*;
And you can see at a glance
That the dear things wear pants.
But they are shorter than ours by two feete.
— Ralston Independent.
that the meal was one of the best
we have enjoyed for many a day.
We want your poultry and eggs.
Yours for a square deal.
T. J. Mosier.
The dancing party given by
the 1915 club at the opera house
on Thursday night of last week,
was very muen enjoyed by ev-
ery one present. At 11:30 a lunch
was served by John Stewart,
which was a surprise and was
enjoyed by all.
Mrs. A. Levick returned last
Saturday from Guthrie, where
she spent several days with her
husband, who »as operated on
some time ago. Before leav-
ing Guthrie Mr. Levick had her
husband removed from the hos-
p'tal to a private residence and
engaged a nurse to care for him.
He writes he is g tting along all
right and hopes to be home soon.
Will Nye and family, who left
here over a\-.ar ago for Califor-
nia, are now back in Ralston
again. That country, they claim,
is all right for people with a good
big bank account, but for the
laboring man, there is not much
to it. It costs more to live there
than it does here and wages are
about the same. These people
are mighty gcod citizens and
their many friends here are glad
to welcome their return.
A letter from Clfude Hutson,
our nephew, who lives near the
coast in southern Texas, says the
excessive wet ~ weather down
there has delayed the farmers
from getting in their r\ce crop.
What few have already planted
he says the seed has been devour-
e 1 by geese and ducks. Please
don’t mention this fact to Bill
Shattuck or Boyd Young, or
they will be leaving for that
country on the first train.
Tom Butler, an Osage Indian,
tanked up on red liquor one day
last week and while in Ross &
Hunsaker’s hardware store he
either accidentally or through
pure cussed ness fired a shot
through a show case. After some
parleying he finally paid $5 for
the damage done. Soon after-
wards he was arrested and fined
$7 for being drunk and $15 for
toting a pistol. A state warrant
was then sworn out and he was
taken to the county seat where
he will be taxed $50, the extent
of the law in Oklahoma for car-
ryi* g concealed weapons.
G. M. who has
teaching the Bible class in tie
Christian Sunday school, expects
to return to his home in Manha •
tan, Kansas, soon. O- O Simp-
son, h's son, will take his pTce
Miss Mary Blevins has rented
the Dunnagan residence on the
corner 2d and Main, and took
possession the first of the week.
Will Cofer, the baker, is on
sick report this week.
John Can s had business in
Oklahoma City the fiistof the
A Radical Change
We have neen aggreva’ed
by our present credit sys-
tem until we have called it
to a halt. All accounts 60
days back we ask a s_ttle-
ment by January 15th, by
cash or by secured note.
We have accounts that have
not seen a total balance for
from 2 to 7 years. From
now on open book accounts
must be balanced at least
every 60 days. We do not
solicit business en a credit
that cannot do this.
HODGE & SON
. School opened with good at-
tendance Monday morning. Tne
old year is past, the new year is
with us. Bo,\ 8 and girls, now :a
i the time to turn over a new leaf
and strive to keep the page clean
and white. Spots and blemishes
leave scars that time can never
“What a piece of work is man!
How noble in reason, ii. action;
how like an angel! thebeautv of
the world! the paragon of ani-
Dear old Shakespeare! When
he wrote these lines he never
dreamed how man would degen-
Some men do look very small*
but you never realize how awful-
ly little they are till they force
you to talk with them.
The school house and grounds
have been thoroughly inspected.
We see no signs of an epidemio
or contagious disease. We deem
it perfectly safe for t e parents
and patrons to visit the school,
providing they keep away from
the well. It has been condemned.
Corhe in, don’t he afraid. We
know of no better place to spend
a pleasant hour than in our school.
We have been asked to call and
Our customers will remember
that we claimed that the rise
in Flour at the beginning of
vhe vai was a grafl and ad
vised them not to buy then*
Time has proved that we
were right* Now we have
a legitimate rise, which we
believe will continue. We
urge you now to lay in a
ply as prices will go much
higher. We have the Flour.
T. J. MOSIER.
The Long Bell Lumber Go.
Is Headquarters for all kinds of
While everything else in die country has advanced
in price we are selling lumber, paint and in fact, all
building supplies cheaper than can be obtained else-
where. Let us figure with you on your next bill.
D, L. McCOY, Manager.
collect tuition fees. It was pass-
ed out to us in “sass” through
the cashier’s window. What
| struck us so perfectly funny at
the time was the way some peo-
i pie take to square their account.
The scholars are getting well
,started in Penmanship. We may
yet be able t<> read their writing.
Just a few nr.ore groans and
lamentations and the tuition wi 1
bs paid up to February 1st.
The school board is quite Jew-
ish in some things. They are
sticklers for the law.
No one answered the question
asked last week, so we will give
you another: How* would you run
Ralston school on a 5 mill tax?
Oh. the shame of it.
Start your children from home
in line to school and they will
keep step through the day. Trv it.
Sarcasm in small Hoses never
hurt any one.
Miss Lillian Roberts has been
visiting friends in Fairfax this
week, and Miss Julia Wilson and
Miss Leezella Binske accompan-
ied her home for a few days
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