South Pottawatomie Progress. (Asher, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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South Pottawatomie Progress.
The Old Settlers’ Picnic.
The picnic last week was a suc-
cess, everything considered.
The excursion train from Shaw-
nee brought three ccaches loaded
to full seating capacity. Farmers
commenced coming in early in
the morning and continued arriv-
ing until after noon. Nearly ev
ery candidate for state and coun-
ty office in this district was eith-
er here in person or had a repre
sentative here. The grounds
were in fine condition and the ar-
rangements committee are to be
complimented for the attractive
arrangements of the park. The
weather was as tine as could be
asked for and everyone seemed
to enjoy the day. The baseball
game between Asher and Semi-
nole teams was the main attrac-
tion outside of the speaking by
candidates, and the Asher boys
are still patting each other on the
back because they won the game.
The speakers stand held the
crowd until the ball game was
called, about 4:30 p. m., when a
general stampede was made for
the ball grounds.
The effects of last year’s drouth
was apparent in the scarcity of
money, as nearly every stand
came out in debt notwithstanding
there was a good sized crowd of
people here all day. The fact is
there is no money in the country
to spend on frivolities this year.
However, everyone seems to be
pleased with Asher’s picnic and
pronounce it a success.
F. L. Davis has withdrawn
from the race for county asses-
sor. Mr. Davis says he cannot
give the necessary time to mak-
ingthe campaign without neglect
ing his duties and prefers to
Woodrow Wilson was de-
clared the Democratic nomi-
nee for President Tuesday
afternoon. Up to the date
of going to press, Wednes-
day, no nomination was
made for vice-president. At
one time Wednesday morning it
was reported Harmon was the
nominee for vice-president, but
later this was denied.
The nomination of Wilson was
a decisive victory for Bryan.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE
Semi-Weekly SOcente a Year.
For a short time we will take
subscriptions to the Semi-weekly
edition of the St. Ijouis Globe
Democrat at 50c per year. Don’t
delay, for this offer may be with
drawn at any time. Call or ad-
dress Pkoohess, Asher, Okla.
Step into the Progress office
and get a few of those envelopes
with pictures of scenes in and
around Asher on the back. Only
10c per package.
L. E. DENNY 8KS.
Invites you to call and inspect his large stock of
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, SHOES and FURN-
We are always pleased to show our goods. Come in.
Congressman Scott Ferris has
sent to the Progress some pen-
sion blanks for use under the act
of May 11, 1912, for distribution
among our readers.
Call at the Progress office for
these new pension blanks.
Daily papers on sale now at
the Progress News Stand.
R. L. Howard and T. H. Pal
mer passed through Asher Wed
nesday o* their way to Wanette.
Jersey Milk Stock For Sale.
Graded Springer Heifers and
Milch Cows. Will sell or trade
for Stock Cattle.
Rowley & Browder.
Here’s a New One.
We have added a new one to
our list of combination subscrip-
tion offers. Until further notice
will give a years subscription to
the Progress and the Oklahoma
City Daily Times for $2.50. J his
is less than the regular subscrip-
tion price of the Daily Times
alone, which is $3.00. We give
you the Progress $1.00, and the
Oklahoma City Times, $3.00, a to
tal of $4.50, all for $2.50.
An exciting ball game between
Asher and Seminole was played
June 26th. The Asher boys out
classed the visiting team by hit-
ting the ball. The Asher boys
started out by working one score
in the 1st inning and had the
Seminole team shut out up to the
6th inning, 5 to 0, when Seminole
made 5 scores- Asbury was put
in the box and held the visitors
to no scores till the 9th when they
made one score. The features
of the game were the excellent
pitching of Geahart and the
splendid work of C. Kaiser be-
hind the bat. Asbury’s 3 base
hit with two men on bases, put
the game on ice for Asher. 1 he
base running of Lanham was also
a feature. Brooks played an ex-
cellent game at 3d sack getting 2
hits. The fast Seminole aggre-
gation will have one more game
to chalk up on the losing side.
Innings pitched by Geahart 6,
by Asbury 3.
Seminole—000 023 001 6.
Asher—102 210 301—10.
Smith C. F.
Thomas R. F.
Manly S. S.
Birch L. F.
Melot 3 B.
Hartman P 1st B.
Gober 2 B.
Boyce 1st. B.
Price C. F.
Brooks 3. B.
Geahart P. L. F.
K. Price 1st. B.
Lanham 2nd. B.
Geahart S. S.
Sloan L. F.
Asbury R. F.-P.
Father really ought to have hia
picture taken—he hasn’t had a
photograph since that funny look-
ing one in the cut-away coat that
he was married in. (’Twasanoon
wedding, you know.)
Yes, mother says ’twas a good
one of him as he looked then, but
really, for the sake of the family,
there should be one of him as he
KATE R. SNIDER i* the Photographer in
At a Bargain 80 acres 1 mile
south and $ mile east of Asher.
Two room house—crib, sheds,
smoke house and well. Crop and
plow tools go.
la-tf, Asher, Okla.
Misses Gladys Whittet and
Jewel Adams, of Shawnee, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Atkins picnic day.
Miss Edith Enlow left for Te
cumseh Saturday to attend the
Toy Gilstrap and Clyde Walk
er left Tuesday for Great Bend,
Robert Quillen returned home
this week from Duncan.
Bohn—to Mr. and Mrs. Ollie
Muse, July 3, 11 pound boy.
The Ladies’Aid of the M. E.
Jay Herndon went to Shawnee
Wednesday on business for Hern
don and McCully.
Hay Ride to Tuckers.
Friday night last week a party
of young folks chaperoned by
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Atkins,
took a hay ride to the hospitable
country home of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Tucker. The personel of
the party is as follows:
Misses Lizzie Asher, Lindy
Gipson, Eulali Fullerton and
Susie Ham. Messrs. Frank Wal-
ker, Sel Dowd, Fred Rogers and
The night was gloriously moon-
The Ladies'Aid oi tne m. u. ***'—®..........------
Church will serve dinner on elec,-1 and the li«ht>. c0°l breeze
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Therefore he needs a good local newspai>er.
He also needs a paper of GENERAL NEWS,
and for State, National and WORLD-WIDE
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It gives the latest market reports and pub-
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For (l.75 cash In advance, we will send The
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tawatoiuia Progress each for one year. This
weans you will get a total of 156 copies. It’s a
combination which can’t be beat, and you will
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Sabswibe at once at tha offica of this paper.
Misses Euiah Fullerton, Sudie
Hamm and Jessye Rogers went
to Tecumseh Monday to attend
A crowd of young folks start-
ed to Auell Sunday night. The
wagon load of them got cold feet
and came back to town. D. E.
White and Miss Lizzie Asher
were so busy talking about the
weather that they didn’t know
the crowd had come back until
refreshing, a beautiful night for
a trip of this kind. Everyone
seemed to enjoy the affair, even
to the peaceful occupants of the
cdurrtry home that was invaded
by the joy-riders.
Oscar Wood Withdraws From
The many friends of Oscar
Wood will regret to learn that he
has decided to withdraw from
the Sheriff’s race. Oscar says
he believes the boys at home
would have been loyal, but that
it would be impossible for a new
man to poll a large vote away
from home and that his nomina-
tion would have been doubtful to
say the least of it. He has there-
fore decided to withdraw and de-
sires us to say that he appreci-
ates the loyal support tendered
him at home and elsewhere in the
We understand that Mr. Wood,
since his withdrawal from the
race, is supporting John Hatfield,
and John’s candidacy is looming
larger and better every day.
Why No Debate.
Hon. Robt. L. Owen, in answer
to some who were curious to
know why he declines to enter
into debate witli Mr. Haskell has
the following answer to make:
I have ignored the so-called
“Challenge” of my political de-
tainer to meet him on the politic-
al rostrum for the reason that
his accusations are untrue, in-
sulting and therefore impossible
In my public addresses, 1 have
not been willing to devote my
time to answering the petty,
scandalous attacks to which I
have with reluctance furnished
the above answer. I wish to em-
ploy the hour (in which 1 may
properly keep the attention of a
public audience) to discussing
the great questions which relate
to the public walfare.
I have studiously refrained
from discussing the record of
my defamer, for the reason that
the unhappy publicity already
given to his record has done the
State of Oklahoma great harm
throughout the United States,
and has cost the Democracy of
Oklahoma many thousands of
The Progress will take sub-
scriptions to any magazine or
periodical at publishers prices.
Order your magazines through
this office, it will cost no more
the crowd had come back unlll|antj saves you time and money,
they had been to church and I ____
Enroute for Colordo.
Two Hudson 33 cars from Ko-
nawa passed through Asher Sat-
urday. W. Holman, of Konawa,
cashier of the 1st Nat’l. Bank,
with his wife, in the first car, is
making the trip to Colorado, and
J. B. Hammons with his family,
in the other car, are accompany-
ing their friends as far as Okla-
ready to come home.
The Progress acknowledges re
ceipt of a nice sample of black
berries from the S. A. Andes
farm 1 mile west and 1 mile north
of Asher. They are large, tine
berries and show what South
Pott, county can do in the way of
small fruit. Miss Andes in
forms us they picked the last
berries of the season Tuesday
I this week.
J. W. Davis Meets with Accident.
Wednesday morning, this
week, a team Jas. W. Davis was
driving to a cultivator ran away
and Mr. Davis fell, the cultivator
passing over him and cutting
several severe gashes in his face.
He had to come to town and have
the wounds dressed. Fortunate-
ly the injuries are not serious,
although quite painful.
Another contributed article on
the subject of “Hell” has come
to this office. Inasmuch as we
have published three articles on
the subject it appears to us that
our readers have iiad sufficient
Hell. We don’t want to keep on
giving them Hell all summer. It
might do for a winter course but
too much Hell even in winter
may become irksome, to say the
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Putnam, Henrietta. R. South Pottawatomie Progress. (Asher, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1912, newspaper, July 4, 1912; Asher, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc859088/m1/1/: accessed December 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.