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Signers of Petition for Wo
man's Suffrage in the Town
(Continued from page Five.)
from a woman's hea^ and trained in
every principle 02 religion that
could keep them strong, and yet they
have found something on the street
to defile-then in the strength of her
love she has said "There is another
place bf activity for me besides that
in the home. For the sake of this
spot we call home and the happiness
that should reign there, I must be up
and in the great world to do my
From this condition has arisen all
the great Women's organizations of
the world, which have been protests
.against some enemy of the home or a
challenge to some great refoim. Wo
men have been resourceful through
out all the ages. What they could not
get by one means, they would at
tempt by another.
Perhaps the Woman's Christian
.Temperance Union was the earliest
protest against the invasion by the li
quor traffic of the homes of our na
tion. Without the ballot for many,
they worked unrelentingly for the
overthrow of this tyrant which slew)
their best beloved. From the ranks of
this organization many women came
to realize that it would in the last
analysis be the ballot in the hands of
wou.en which would cause King Al
cohol's final overthrow, and they be
gan to put themselves into the ?fight
for suffrage. Among these were Dr.
Anna Howard Shaw and Mr:;. Carrie
?Chapman Catt. This was largely true,
because the women suffrage states
were large instrumental in bringing
. about the ratification of the 18th
Amendment. This wonderful fact
has been credited, to a large extent,
to the ballot in the hands of women.
Norway, as soon as the ballot was
given to women, became a prohibi
tion country. Scotland is now in a!
campaign, and the leaders say there I
will be no trouble, as the Scottish'
women have the ballot.
The Federation of Women's Clubs,
organized primarily for culture and
study, is studying Home Economics
as well, making a specialty of Child
Welfare and public health; the Pa
1 rent- Teachers Associations every
where for closer connection between
the parents and teachers is most
largely a woman's organization; the j
great Council of Women, the Moth- !
ers' Congress, all these organizations '
: are movements for the betterment j
and happiness of the home life. The '
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion and the Daughters of the Con
federacy stand for the protection of '
the American home, the kindling of
patiotic fires, the Americanizing of j
.all who come to our shores; the Red'
Cross, the Travellers' Aid, all these!
are exponents of womens' ideals, and :
are already being incorporated into .
government. Most of the laws on our
statuce books, like the police women ,
for the protection of women in large j
cities, motion picture laws, women j
in industry, child welfare, the anti-1
cigarette laws, the teaching of the
effects of narcotics and liquors on I
the human system in our public '
schools ; the anti-canteen laws for !
the protection of our army and navy,
and those laws which protect the
morals of our soldiers and sailors
have come from the mother heart of t
our nation expressed through peti-j!
tions and resolutions and pressure !
upon our law makers for the passage j
of such laws.
These same laws which have come
by the Ideals of women and their.!
spiritual vision, will never be proper
ly enforced until those who inspired '
them have a voice and vote in their
All these things and many more,
they have done without the ballot.
What will they do when they have
that added advantage!
It is now the concensus of opinion
that it will be but a few more months
before the 19th Amendment will be
ratified by the 36 necessary states.
According to statements of leaders,
after a careful census has been taken
?of the various legislatures, it has '
.been announced that 32 states are ?
:safe, for the amendment. Out of the
14 remaining states which are doubt
ful, the women expect to secure four
or more which will be necessary for
ratification. The 19th Amendment
may have been ratified by the August
elections, and the South Carolina wo
men are asking the General Assem
bly to ratify it, that when they are
enfranchised they may exercise that
privilege by the consent of their own
General Assembly and not over their
We were all very much interested
in the suffrage campaign in England
before the war, when the women de
manded the ballot, and were turned
down with great rigor being jailed
and forcibly^ fed. This movement in
Fngland was led by the upper classes j
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Coprricht 1909, br C E Zimmeman Co.-Ko. 65
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BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President
E. J. Minis, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashiei.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainaford, John Rainsford, M. C.
Parker, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mirna. J. H. Allen
To Our Edgefield Friends
We have the most complete stock of shoes that we
have ever bought and they were bought before the
rise in price, making it possible to sell good, depend
able shoes at reasonable prices.
Every department of our shoe stock is full, giving
a large assortment to select from. We call especial
attention to our very strong line of every-day shoes
for men. Nothing better on the market. Try a
pair and you will always come us.
We also have a complete assortment of dress shoes
for every member of the family.
We invite our friends from Edgefield county to
make our store their headquarters while in the city.
Mr.1 Walter Harris is with us and will take a delight
in serving his friends.
J. Cook McKie
974 Broad Sreet
LARGE STOCK OF
JEWELRY TO SELECT FROM
We invite our Edenfield friends to visit our store when in Au
gusta. We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to
show you through our stock. Every department is constantly re?
plenished with the newest designs.
We call attention to our repairing department, which has every
improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
A. J. KENKL
980 BROAD ST. AUGUSTA, GA.
Hulls and Meal
for Cotton Seed Hulls and
ndred for hulls and $3.70 per
on seed and will always
. JU*?*JU*Sa ft fi fi iTi?fi
Have Made Large Purchases
We invite the people of Edgefield county, the ladies especially, to visit
our 2nd floor and see our large stock just received from the largest manufacturers
we have the best assortment of Bureaus, Washstands, Hat Racks, Wardrobes,
Chifforobes, China Closets that we have ever shown.
Also see our Rocking Chairs, Dining Chairs, Centr? Tables, Iron Beds,
Springs and Mattresses, purchased direct from the factories.
Large stock of RANGES and STOVES to select from. Make your
wife happy by buying a new stove for her.
Trunks, Suit Cases, and Traveling Bags
See our stock of trunks, suit cases and traveling bags, all marked at rea
Rugs and Art Squares
Beautiful assortment of rugs and art squares. Just what you have been
needing to make n home brighter.
Lap Robes and Harness of all Kinds
We have on hand che largest stock of lap ropes and harness of all kinds
that we have ever shown, both single and double, for wagon or buggy.
When in need of a buggy or wagon call on us. We carry a stock of good
buggies, open or with top. We sell the celebrated Mitchell wagons. No- *
thing better on the market for the money. If you need a one-horse wagon,
try our "Chase City." We have been selling them to satisfied customers for
eight or ten years.
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES
When in need of fancy or heavy groceries get our prices before buying.
We buy in large quantities and carry a large stock, consequently we are in a
position to make attractive prices. If in need of hardware of any kind for the
farm or supplies of any other kind come to us. We can save you money.
Edgefield Mercantile Company
United States Railroad Administration
Director General of Railroads
Arrival and Departure of Passenger Trains
Edgefield, South Carolina
Southern Railroad Lines
6:55 a. m._...Trenton and Columbia_."9:45 a. m
8:40 a. m._._.Trenton and Augusta_.7:50 a. m.
10:40 a. m._.Trenton, Aiken, Augusta, Columbia,
Washington and New York_.__.2:00 p. m.
8:05 p. m._Trenton, Columbia and Augusta-9:00 p. m.
For additional information communicate with Ticket Agents
glasfces^r?p?rly fitted for'
all er?o?sraf sight which
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Prospective builders should get my prices on material
of all kinds. "***V5^ /
A carload of RED CEDAR Shingles just received.
Brick, Lime, Plaster and[?eiaf;nt always on hand.
Send me your orders for Gotte n Seed Meal and Hulls.
I solicit'your patronage. WU! 'always make the lowest
ossible. T>^?^*/^?^ I
M. M TILYOR