South Pottawatomie Progress. (Asher, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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SO. POTTAWATOMIE PROGRESS
H. K. Putnam, Editor and Pub.
Entered as second-class matter April 1. 1911,
at the post otHce at Asher, Oklahoma, uudei
the Act of March 3, 1879. __
Issued once a week at Aslier, Ok.
Subscription $1.00 per year.
Copy for advertising and all correspondence
should reach this oftlce not later than Tuesday
evening each week.
Asher Meat Market
Keeps on hand at all times
Meats, Clieese, lee and Sundry other things to sell
Buys Beeves, Fat Hogs and pays the highest
ket price for such.
M. J. MIJNDY, Manager.
Undertaking Goods a Specialty.
A writer in the Shawnee Tran-
script has the following to say
anent the claims Judge Lock-
ridge is making for an econom-
“A little while ago 1 was in the
court room at the city of Tecum-
sell and saw three culprits walk
up and plead guilty to misde-
meanors. The sentence was six
months in the county jail and $;>(X)
tine, and 1 was surprised to hear
the judge upon the bench say to
the culprits, “if you will leave1
the state, not to return for three
years, this sentence will not be
enforced against you.” Twenty-
four to forty-eight hours were
given these culprits to leave.
They are gone from here now,
and I see these tines in his report
of economy—this $1,500 to the
“At another time I was in his
court and I saw an old man, past
seventy years of age, tried. The
evidence showed that the only
crime that the old man was guil
ty of was carrying a half pint of
whiskey from the city of Shaw
nee to the city of Tecumseh. His
physician went upon the stand
and testified that he had instruct-
ed the old man to procure the
whsikey for his aged and decrep-
it wife. The old man was poor.
He has been an honorable and re-
spectable citizen all his life, and
for that semblance of a crime he
was sentenced to serve thirty
days on the road and to pay $50
tine. Of course he was unable to
pay the money and lie had to
serve an additional time on the
road, and I see that he reports
that as one of his acts of econ-
“In another instance l notice
that he reports $1(X) collected for
a sentence made when in truth
and in fact the man served the
time on the road.”
Without comment on this kind
of “economy” we will say that
probably no one questions Judge
Lockridge’s efforts at enfroce-
ment of the prohibition laws.
The fact is he seems a little over-
zealous in the matter. Justice is
what is expected from our courts
and laws cannot be construed
to cover a case like the one above
cited, where the accused has
shown no criminal intent nor
moral turpitude, without preju-
dice on the part of the court. The
court officers, in taking oath of
office swear to perform the duties
in a fair and impartial manner.
Judge Armstrong, of the court
of criminal appeals, has had oc
casion to order new trial in case
of appeal because the appellant
"has been tried in an unfair and
partial manner.” So, you see
the court may err by being too
anxious to obtain convictions and
pile up records for economy.
The place to do campaigli stunts
is not in the court room.
voters that lie should be returned
See here, now! You don’t un-
derstand it, Brother Transcript.
Robison has his teachers organ-
ized and they are going to dance
just the way lie nulls the strings.
I le don’t have to convince the vot
ers of anything. His machine is
going to take care of his candi-
dacy. All Robison has to do is
sot down and manipulate the
strings a little, the teachers will
do the rest. So you see, Mr.
Transcript, you don’t understand
it. Robison lias been taking a
correspondence course from
Tammany Hall, ’tis said.
Rd Row, candidate for county
weigher, is going into the cam-
paign as though he meant to win.
He is making a thorough canvas
of the county. He says he be-
lieves that “what is worth doing
at all is worth doing well”, and
i that as this lias been his motto
all his life he is going to apply it
to his candidacy and to the con-
duct of the office should he be
A good deal is heard these days
about the “court house ring ”
Wonder if there was ever a set of
officials in any county who were
not referred teas a "ring”? Offi-
cial families have been dubbed
“official rings” from time imme-
morial. Hut no sooner is one
“ring” out than a new ring
is in operation. What is of great
ed importance to this county is
to choose men for office who have
the ability and honesty to serve
the people regardless of any
“ring” or official affiliations.
What is wanted is officials who
even lay politics aside in the in-
terest of the people when they
assume office. A man who can
not do that is not tit for a public
office, no matter what his other
qualifications are or whether he
is “ring” controlled or not. Par-
tisan politics, which puts just any
kind of man, so he is of their
faith, into office, is a greater in-
jury to this county than all the
If you ever get officials who
will “lay politics aside in the
interest of the people when they
assume office” you wont have a
ring. If you “choose men for
office who have the ability and
honesty to serve the people re-
gardless of any ‘ring’ or official
affiliations” you wont have a ring.
Partizan politics and ring me-
thods go hand in hand, and it is
this fool notion that a man can’t
be a good public servant unless
lie belongs to the right party
that gives the rings their power
The Republican intimates that
it is impossible to be without a
“court house ring.” We believe
that by eliminating party politics
from our elections and voting for
the most honest and capable men
regardless of political sentiment
that the ring will no longer have
a place in county affairs.
Give your order to Kutter
For the Trees and other Nursery Stock
you intend planting next fall ami I
will guarantee you the finest of stock
delivered in A No. 1 condition. I
have a good, reliable firm behind me,
THE MT. HOPE NURSERIES, of
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for square and honest dealing and the
furnishing of Strictly hirst Class, true-
to-name stock is unequaled. Order
early and have stock reserved while
the cream of it is to he had. No pay-
ment is asked until delivery of stock
Chas. Kutter, Agent, Asher, Oku.
J. 8. McAlister
Hardware & Furniture
Screen Doors Fruit Jars
Plow & Lister Points
Sweeps all Kinds
The season is here for Hammocks. We have them. We
also have Ice Cream Freezers and many other seasonable
goods, from Mousetraps to Studebaker Wagons.
To clean up odds and ends we are over
stocked on we now offer
Axle Grease at 5c a box
Nails 7 pounds for 25 cents
25 per cent off on Lanterns
Good Washing Machine $5
Ice cream freezers at 10 per
cent above cost
Voting Stands as Follows
Mrs. John Sloan 38,100
Mrs. Leona Hunsucker 26,000
Alma Hill 19,250
Ethel Forston 7,(XX)
Lydia Gootee 10,750
Clyde Bennett 4,500
Mrs J F Farley 4,000
Florence Quillin 4,000
Ora Franklin 4,000
Nora McDaniels 3,000
Eva Snell 3,250
Donnie Hutcheson 4,000
Loretta Simpson 5,750
Lottie Holt 2,500
Eastern Star Ladies 11,500
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WELDEN & MAJORS
Clarence Robison of Tecum-
seb is a candidate to succeed him-
self in the office of county super-
intendent of schools for the
fourth time, having served tivt
and one-half years. That he has
been successful as an official no
one will deny. The taxpayers of
this county do not approve of giv-
ing a man a life job in any office.
There are other candidates in the
field who are just as well quali
tied for the office as is M r. Robi-
son. He will have a difficult time
convincing the majority of the
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