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Signers of Petition for
man's Suffrage in the Tc
of Edgefield. -
Mrs. N. G. Evans, Mrs. W. B.
Tmrn, Mrs. J. W. Peak and Mis
rah Collett petitioners:
Mrs. C. E. Cogburn, Mrs.
Hart, Mrs. E. P. Arthur, Miss I
Minas, Mrs. N. G. Evans, Mrs. '.
Jones, Mrs. Emily A. Mims, Mr
B. Cogburn, Mrs. J. W. Peak,
A. L. Gunter, Mrs. W. 0. Posey,
.H. A. Smith, Mrs. L. P. Smith,
M. P. Wells, Mrs. W. W. Fuller,
C. W. Mays, Mrs. J. R. Timmer
Mrs. W. S. Robinson, Mrs. Walt?
Garren, Mrs. F. W. Lyon, 'Miss S
R. Collett, Miss Marie L. Hoi:
Miss Neta Ouzts, Miss Ida M. C<
Mrs. M. E. Barker, Mrs. C. M.
lichamp, Mrs. M. A. Dorn, Mrs. 1
Lowe, Mrs Hattie Hart, Mrs. J. !
Nicholson, Mrs. J. H. Cantelon,
W. P. Yonce, Mrs. M. D. Lyon,
R. L. Young, Mrs. Chas. E. May, :
J. A. Townsend, Mrs. E. S. John
Mrs. S. Mc G. Simpkins, Mrs. D
Britton, Mrs. C. W. DeLoach, ]
Ruth DeLoach, Miss Ethel DeLo
Miss Annie DeLoach, Miss Nar
Hough, Miss Kate Samuel, Miss ,
nie Pattison, Miss Ruth De \
Tompkins, Miss Mary M. Evans, I
Katherine Mims, Miss Sophie M:
Miss Royal Peak, Mrs. J. T. Patti
Mrs. Rubenstein, Mrs. W. A. B;
Mrs. Lee Morrall Cantelou, I
Benjamin Lovick Mims, Mrs. J.
Schenk, Mrs. Birdie Davis, Mrs.
E. Strom, Mrs. S. E. Morgan, Mrs,
G. Butler, Mrs. E. V. Young, S
Emma Marsh, Mrs. C. M. Whitlc
Mrs. E. F. Logan, Mrs B. L. Holst
Mrs. Jak? S. Smith, Mrs. W. H. Dc
Mrs. S. M. Smith, Mrs. Eva Ou:
Miss Katherine Butler, Miss Mary
Vore Butler, Miss Ethel Schenk, K
Mattie Kemp, Miss Ellie Paul,
Emmie Cartledge, Miss Aval
L. Schenk, Miss Mary Holland, M
Katherine Earle, Miss Mas D. Ton
kins, Miss Charlton Dozier, Miss !
phie Dobson, Miss Grace Dobs'
Miss Mellie Russell, Miss Grace 3
Manus, Mrs. B. D. Ward, Mrs. M.
Taylor, Mrs. John Rainsford, Mrs.
H. Fuller, Mrs. W. C. Tompkins, M
W. S. Cogburn, Mrs. J. G. Alfo:
Mrs. S. B. Ni :holson, Mrs. A. B. Ci
wile, Mrs. Helen S. Nicholson, M
Leslie Kernaghan, Mrs. J. G. H
land, Mrs. J. C. Cogburn, Mrs. R.
Marsh, Mrs. M. E. Carwile, Mrs.
H. Corley, Mrs. J. T. McManus, M:
Susan Hill, Mrs. A. Daitch.
Mrs. J. L. Mims and Mrs. W.
Miss Florence Mims, Mrs. J.
Mims, Mrs. E. E. Adams, Miss Grai
G. Brumbaugh, Mrs. Thos. H. Rain
ford, Miss June N. Rainsford, Mi
Elizabeth Rainsford, Mrs. Elizabei
Nicholson, Mrs. Hallie N. Greneke
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Miss Marj or
Tompkins, Miss Snow Jeffries, Mr
H. C. Mitchell, Miss Fannie She]
pard, Miss Sara Nicholson, Miss Rut
Lyon, Miss Byrdie McLendon, Mr
Clyde Jackson, Mrs. A. E. Padget
Mrs. R. C. Padgett, Miss Gladys Pac
gett, Miss Louise Kern, Mrs. W. 1
Kinnaird, Mrs. O. B. Anderson, Mri
T. J. Mauney, Mrs. E. P. Bryan, Mr;
J. D. Kemp, Mrs. E. M. Kemp, Mri
G. V. Crouch, Mrs. T. E. Lamb, Mrs
J. W. Thurmond, Mrs. Geo. F. Mimi
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Jr., Mrs. J. E
Strother, Miss Charlotte Strothei
Miss Patti Major, Mrs. Sarah. N. De
Vore, Mrs. Mae Dozier Duncan, Mrs
P. P. Burns, Mrs. T. J. Lyon, Mrs
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman petitioner
Mrs. Ora Delle May, Miss Helei
Tlilman, Mrs. Mamie N. Tilman, Mrs
S. F. Logan, Mrs. Robt. G. Lee, Mrs
W. A. Strom, Mrs. J. H. Strom, Mrs
Corrie G. Prescott, Mrs. Janie Pres
cott, Mrs. A. A. Edmunds, Miss Ev
elyn Edmunds, Miss Helen Strom
Miss Mary Adams, Miss Irvy Lee
Berry, Miss Cleo Coleman, Miss Lot
tie' Deal, Miss Bettie Lou Morgan,
Mrs. Lucy Swearingen, Mrs. L W.
Hume, Mrs S. M. Cheatham, Mrs. A.
M. Parks, Mrs. T. A. Hightower,
Mrs. J. P. Nixon, Mrs. L Mukashy,
Miss Annie Clisby, Mrs. J. M. Cobb.
Mrs. P. M. Feltham petitioner:
Mrs. P. M. Feltham, Miss Hortense
Woodson, Mrs. Kate Wigfall Cheat
ham, Mrs. Irene Parker, Mrs. N. M.
Jones, Mrs. Grace Tompkins Ennett,
Mrs. Marie R. Sharpton, Mrs. L. W.
Cheatham, Miss Minna Bee, Miss An
na H. Bee, Mrs. Ella L. Bates, Miss
Eloise Hart, Mrs. Lemie M. Talbert,
Mrs. Chas. H. Key, Mrs. J. W. Stew
art, Mrs. R. T. Hill, Mrs. L. A.
Peatross, Mrs. May B. Hartley, Mrs
W. H. Sheppard.
The above is the opinion of the
women of Edgefield as to their belief
in the ballot for women.
The wish has often been expressed
that the real views of the women
should be collected, and it is inter
esting to note that this census has re
sulted in an almost unanimous af
firmative expression. There are still
some who have not been seen. We
.mention this that those who will later
sign may not be done an injustice,
as we expect to see each one before
sending the petition back to head
quarters. This we believe, is largely
the viewpoint of all women in South
Without any previous announce
ment or any preparation in argument
on part of the petitioners, without
having distributed any literature or
held any public meetings or in any
way educating the public mind on
this question, the petitioners went
forth quietly . from home to home
and presented the petition at the top
of which appears these words: "We
the undersigned women of Edgefield
petition the Legislature of South
Carolina to ratify the Federal Suf
In the early fall Miss Trax of
Maryland spoke in the Court House
one afternoon to a small audience
largely of men. The few women who
were present organized with Mrs. N.
G. Evans as county chairman, their
work being to take a census' of the
county in regard to this subject
among the women alone as it is their
expression which is desired. The wo?k
throughout the country communities
has not been completed.
To any who have received petitions
we would say that it is time to be
gin their circulation ,and we will be
glad to have them signed and sent in
within the next few weeks to Mrs.
It will be interesting to note what
the signers said in connection with
Some asked what the petition was
and signed without a word, as a mere
matter of fact; some expressed great
enthusiasm and said they were very
glad of this opportunity of express
ing themselves; others discussed the ?
pros and cons, but found the weight j
of evidence on the affirmative side, j
Some said they had always believed ;
in the right of women to have her
opinion counted at the ballot box,
still others that they had recently
come to that conclusion.
Of the small minority who failed j
to sign, the larger part said they be
lieved women should have the ballot
and would vote when the time came,
but that either their fathers or hus
bands were ?opposed to it, and they
did not wish to antagonize them in
A few said they had not consider
ed it and would like to have some
time to decide, one or two looked a
little puzzled and said they would
rather not without giving any reason
for not doing so. A very few per
emptorily refused giving no reason.
One petitioner saw 46 women be
fore she had a refusal. Most of those 1
who did not sign when asked, said I
they would exercise the ballot when j
they had the right.
There is very little prejudice re- .
maining in the minds of women i
against it. If there is any reluctance j
at all it is the fear in some cases that I
they will displease their families,1
and in other cases the old time prej
udice that women have no business
Recently in a school a little boy
was asked what politics was and he
said it was some kind of disease, and
when a class mate came home, he
told the incident and said if the j
teacher had asked him he could have I
told her it was running for office
The latter is a very current opinion
of what politics is, when that is not
the significances of the word at all.
One might more worthily be a pol
itician if the word is used in the
proper sense, which is a student and
administrator of the affairs of gov
ernment, or we might go further and
say one who studies the purposes and
ideals of government and performs
Women do not think at all that the
ballot in their hands will bring the
millinium. The believe that it will be
a forward step in the gradual bet
terment of the world in that men
have realized that just:"? must be
done to one more c of citizens
called women. This class of citizens
will add that indefinable something
to the political wo^ld which they have
added to the home, the church, the
school and society, which we recog
nize as vital and indispensable. It
will not take away their charm nor
their womanliness, but will provide
more "opportunities for these ser
Women are more interested than
anyone else in the home which is the
greatest product of the church and
religion. The interest of women h
government is not because of la i
of interest in this heaven-born insti
tution, but because of the yearning
of their hearts in its behalf. Mothers
have stood over the cradle of their
children and from their infancy un
til they were old enough to walk the
streets alone, she has prayed and la
bored and sacrificed in their behalf.
When they left her, they have gone
with .every warning that could come
(Continued on page Six.)
Card From Mr. J. H. Cantelou
(Written for last week.)
I wish to say to our people that we
held a most pleasant Memorial Meet
ing at Cleora, S. C., on Sunday be
fore last, and that almost all persons
present contributed to the fund. A
few young men who did not con
tribute will possibly send in their
checks later, which I shall appreciate
very much. I am publishing a letter
from a member of the Committee at
this place which I appreciated very
much indeed ,and hope that others
will become inspired in behalf of the
work as has this faithful contribu
tor. Every male member of several
of the families present contributed
most cheerfully to the cause and I
shall always feel very grateful to the
people of Cleora for their response
to my appeals in this matter.
On the past Sunday I attended the
Sunday School meeting at Harmony
in the morning and at Colliers in the
afternoon, and I only wish that every
one in the county could be present at
these meetings and see how cheerful
ly the people give to this when fully
explained to them.
I don't know when I have enjoyed
being in any meeting more than the
attendance at these two Sunday
schools. I was very much impressed
at Harmony with the intelligent
questions propounded ,and discus
sions indulged in by the different
class members; it strongly manifest
ed their study of the Bible, and I
hope some day to be present again
in that great Sunday School.
Great possibilities confront the
people at Colliers in the Sunday
school work and I trust that they will
realize and develop the spiritual sit
uation in connection therewith. The
material is there, and work and in
terest will bring success. My pleasant
experiences on last Sunday were'
worth all of the trouble incurred in
the Memorial work.
I hope that every one throughout
our county will aid me in this work
and send in check for their contribu
tion at once, as I am being pressed
by our State Chairman. Thanking
you for any contribution received.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Cleora, S. C.,
November 19, 1919.
Mr. J. H. Cahtelou,
Edgefield, S. C.
Enclosed I am sending you my
check on Farmers Bank for $8.00
for the Memorial Fund, $5.00 for
myself, $1.00 for Mary, $1.00 for W.
P. Brunson, Jr., and $1.00 for Ab
I hope you will be successful in
raising our full quota. I am trying to
raise some more in this neighborhood
and will send it to you if I succeed.
I don't see how anyone can refuse
to contribute to this fund. It ought
to be considered a privilege.
L. R. ? '. ?son, Sr.
Letter Conce .g Lyceum.
jville, N. C.,
.ember, 24, 1919.
Mrs. W. L. Danovant,
Edgefield, S. C.,
Dear Mrs. Dunovant:
We have your letter of November
18th, and note your report on the
Knowlton Glee and Banjo Club,
which we think is very fair and cor
rect. They banjo playing is splendid,
but their action is slow, and they
were listed primarily for communi
ties which like the lighter forms of
amusement. Possibly they should not
have been included on the Edgefield
course, for you understand that at
tractions must be properly placed in
order to always make good. How
ever, we are glai that some of the
people enjoyed the Knowltons and
delighted to know that The Cam
bridge Players measured up tu the
expectations of all the people.
The Smith-Spring-Holmes Orches
tral Quintette which comes to you
next will present a program 'DeLuve
and you may advertise them as being
one of the best, if not the best quin
tette on the Lyceum platform. You
will find them elegant people both on
and off the platform.
We thank you very much for the
report on th? Knowltons. We shall
always be glad to receive reports on
the people we send you for only in
this way can we fully and intelli
gently provide for the requirements
Tour next number will be The
Poluhni Company in.early February.
S. H. BRYAN,
We carry a large stock of Men's
and young men's suits. You can se
cure your choice at the lowest possi
Grand Jury Indicts Senator
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov 29.
Senator Truman H. Newberry was in
dieted today by a federal grand jury
in United States district-court. It is
charged that in his campaign for the
senatorship between $500,000 and
$1,000,000 was spent. These alleged
expenditures, it is charged, were in
violation of the currupt practices act
of 1910 and the new statute regulat
ing elections which was passed in
October last year.
In the primary Mr. Newberry was
opposed by two other candidates,
"Charles S. Osborne, Republican and
former governor of Michigan, and
Henry Ford the Democratic nominee.
Mr. Newberry defeated Henry Ford
by less than 10,000 votes in the elec
\ It was understood tonight ?.n ef
fort would be made to arrest Senator
Newberry before Monday. He is at
Hot Springs, Va., and a United
States marshal there was notified of
the indictment tonight.
A member of Congress is immune
from arrest during congressional ses
sions, except for treason, felony or a
breach of the peace. The indictment
reported by the grand jury charges
the senator with felony, but it was
said there was some question whether
it could be made to stand under in
terpretations of the United States su
preme court. It was held, however,
that there was no question of the
government's right to arrest the sen
ator before Congress convenes next
Monday for the new session.
The indictment alleges that
amounts ranging from $5 to regular
weekly salaries of substantial
amounts were paid workers in the
Newberry election campaign. Some'
of the smaller sums were alleged to
have been paid for influencing the
vote of the Indians in northern Mich
The publisher of a weekly paper
was influenced by a ton of print pa
per, according to the government
charge, and large sums of money
were spent for advertising purposes
with motion picture houses through
out the stapfe.
Newberrys' campaign was remark
able for the thoroughness with which
it was organized. Much bitterness
featured the election, although the
Newberry committee paid little at
tention to other* candidates in the
Henry Ford's managers contested
the election and the contest is still
War Time Fuel Curtailment
Put Into Effect.
Atlanta, Nov. 30.-Cooperation of
state governors in bringing to the at
tention of the public generally the
sharp curtaihnent of fuel decided up
on yesterday to husband the rapidly
diminishing supplies of the nation's
coal, was asked today by the regional
The regulations which will go into
effect at noon Monday are as far
reaching in many respects as those of
the winter of 1917-18 and in its an
nouncement to the public the com
mittee stated that unless the miners
returned to work in such numbers as
to provide a substantial increase of
coal at an early date "still further
restrictive > may become necessary
and consideration will have to be giv
en to the distribution of the stocks
of coal now in the possession of in
dustries not recognized as vital."
The new restrictions will be en
forced under the war time powers of
the fuel administration. They provide
chiefly that stores of office buildings
may use heat, light or power only be
tween 9 a. m. and 4 p. m., except for
bakeries, restaurants, /drug stores
(for sale of drugs only) and barber
shops which use light, heat and pow
er from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Certain
other exceptions are made to provide
for various industries and businesses.
Theatres, moving picture houses and
other .. places of public amusement
may use light, heat or power only
between 1 p. m. and 10:30 p. m.
All advertising signs and bill
boards using electricity must be elim
inated as must white way lights,
show windows and other lights not
Industries, except those whose con
tihuous processes can not be inter
fered with, may be operated only 48
hours a week. Exceptions are made
to meet the special conditions of rail
road stations, hospitals, telephone
and telegraph and newspaper offices.
Copies of the announcement which
were furnished to newspapers for
Sunday morning publication, will be
mailed to mayors of all cities in the
Southern region, which includes Ala
bama, Tennessee, Georgia, North
and South Carolina, Kentucky, Flor
ida, Mississippi and Louisiana, east
of the Mississippi river.
Fuel supplies will be cut off where
the regulations are not observed and
Why Use Bank Drafts?
Why do the large bastees houses with whom you
deal always ask you to remit by "bank draft."
Because they know it is the safest and most econom
ical way to remit funds. We advise all our custom
ers to get the habit of using our drafts. They are in
expensive, absolutely safe and expedient. You cannot
lose money transmitted in this way and always have
an automatic record of your transactions. If you do
not thoroughly understand the bank draft system we
will be glad to explain it.to you.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
CAR LOAD OF
I have just received at Johnston a car load of fresh
mare mulesf rom Tennessee and Kentucky, and it
will pay any one who contemplates buying to see
these at once.
There are twenty-five of these fine mules which 1
will sell or trade.
My friends of both Edgefield and Sa?uda county
are invited to see these. '
H. C. Strother
JOHNSTON, S. C.
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Notice of Final Settlement and
Application for Discharge.
Notice is hereby given to all Kin
dred, Creditors or Parties interested
therein, that I, J. Roper Moss, as Ad
ministrator of the estate of T. J.
Boothe, late of said County and
State, deceased, will make a full and
FINAL return and SETTLEMENT
in re said estate on January the 5th,
1920 at ll o'clock a. m., in the office
of W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge,
at Edgefield, S. C., and any and all
of said kindred, creditors or parties
interested therein are hereby notified
to present any and all claims, duly at
tested, or to set up any and all
rights therein, at said time and
place, as required by law, or to be
barred forever thereafter.
Said parties being hereby notified
that I shall apply unto said Probate
Court at said time and place for fi
nal discharge as said Administrator
of said estate.
J. ROPER MOSS,
Administrator of estate of said T. J.
in case of violations of the law atten
tion of federal district attorneys will
be cailed to the matter. All railroad
agents handling coal are regarded , as
representatives of the committee in
enforcing the provisions, while co
operation of all state and municipal
officers is asked.
The Names of Edgefield Per
sons Familiar to All.
Who are the witnesses?
They are Edgefield people
Residents of Edgefield who have
had kidney backache, kidney ills,
bladder ills; who have used Doan's
Kidney Pilli. These witnesses endorse
One Edgefield resident who speaks
is W. C. Sharpton, 6 Battle St. 1
He says: "My kidneys gave me
quite a bit of trouble a few years
ago. My back ached terribly and it
seemed as if it would break. It was
all I could do to bend over and when
I straightened my head seemed to
swim. I had too frequent desire to
pass the kidney secretions and I cer
tainly was in a ba'd shape. I got
Doan's Pills and began using them.
Doan'3 brought relief right away and
in a short time all of the ailments
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr. Sharpton had. Foster-Milburn
Co., .Mfgrs., Buffalo, N...Y.
Peter's?"Diamond Brand shoes aT?fe.
aiTiving daily. We also have on hanc^
a complete line of the famous Walfc
Over shoes. The prices are right.