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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Mrs. N. G. Evans...Chairman
Mrs. J. L. Mims_1_Secretary
Mrs. J. W. Peak..Treasurer
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.Finance
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn_Literature
Miss Sara Collett.1_Publicity
Register And Do Your Duly,
Yote For Righteousness.
However lightly we women may
view this new duty, new responsibility,
or new privilege, it does not change
the seriousness of the situation. We
have "Come into the kingdom of such
a time as this," and it does not matter
what our attitude toward voting is,
we should religiously study the politi
cal conditions, and vote for right.
Have you ever stopped to think
that the enfranchismeent of so many
women at this critical time has'nt just
happened, that above the human there
there is the Divine.
Were you to decide to make a gar.
ment you would begin to assemble
your material. First you would decide
upon the pattern and then undertake
to select your goods, your trimming,
your thread your pins and needles
scissors and so on. God also works out
by a pattejm the things that come to
pass. What part in his plans are you
taking of your own free will? Are you
. a tangle in the divine thread, or rust
upon the needle ; or are you the wax
that makes the thread run smoother
-or the emory that polishes the needle?
Ask yourself this question, place
yourself-are you governed by prin
cipal or prejudice? ?
Many of our greatest men and
women fear that our civilization is
trembling on the brink of disaster,
and is it^too much to suggest that the
salvation of our national life lies in
the hand of woman? By what right do
you withhold your part? What excuse
.have you for drawing about you your
self righteous skirts and passing by on
the other side? Too many otherwise
good men have already followed that
policy, preferring to live oblivious to
.the political demands of their country
" .and are patting themselves on the
back,, while unctious pride oozes up
' ~We C&n sot plead that politics is too
"dirty. That fact is your call to duty.
Wade in and clean up things. What
though you bef oul your garments you
can change them? Even/tho you
should become submerged, you will
.make a good mud.sill for the struc
ture that is to be ; there is more honor
:in that than in tipping the dome!
You say not a very promising pros
pect, but why haggle over your own
.political prospects when the salvation
,of a nation cries aloud for sacrifice?
p Each succeeding generation sets its
-ideals, and the indications are that
money and fame will not fiigure ex
cept wheh Oinked with sacrifice, and
.the men and women, ivho e?ntrjbute
imost to their generation in sacrificial
service wll be most honored. Be a Jo_
ah of Arc, Deborah, an Esther if you
must, but if not, then be a good
conscientious, intelligent citizen' and
do your duty and the country will be
safe. Do not follow men, but follow
what they advocate if it is good, if not
turn them down. The studies in citi
zenship are open to every woman who
"will use them, and the registration
books are also open to all who wish
to register up to the eighth of Octo
ber..Secure your registration certifi
cate now while you can and do your
Mrs. ~W. L. Dunnovant.
State Press Chairman, L. W. V.
i, If your better half objects to your I
xegistering, use the wise tactics of
.queen Esther. Feed him three days
<on the best at your command and he
will let you have your own acorn and
half of his own! But to be seriously
minded, it is your duty and one over
.which he has no right to interfere,
"besides, don't let him stop you by
threatening to quit if you start. After
sober reflection we conclude that
yours is worth more than his, per
haps, and you should choose the lesser
Registration Book to be Open
Over the County.
Gov. Cooper has been requested
by me to have the registration
books opened at Johnston, Trenton,
Red Hill and Meeting Street, so
that the women of these communi
ties may register without the neces
sity of coming to Edgefield. The
time for closing the registration
books is not far distant (the 29th
of this month) and it behooves
every woman who is interested in
the Democratic party and the wel
fare of our Southland to register at
once, so as to be able to vote in
Novembtr. It is too late now to
hesitate about using the vote, even
though where women may not have
wanted it. The law has been pass
ed and you may rest assured, the
Republican women will take advan
tage of it. The duty of every
Democratic woman is to stand by
our party else it may be defeated.
The women in some parts of our
State are realizing this and register
ing in great numbers. -
We would not have old Edge
field a laggard in time, when she
bas ever had a leading place in
South Carolina in every important
movement. I am sure I can count
on the loyalty of our true women.
Don't wait until tomorrow, di? your
MKS. N. G. EVANS.
Judge DeVore Says Women
To the Edgefield Advertiser:
Whether rright or wrong, wise
or unwise,-there have been enough
States to ratify the Amendment to'
the United States Constitution giv
ing and granting to women the
right and privrlege of voting.
The National Democratic Party
has always been in favor of grant
ing this privilege and are now ad
vising and urging every loyal dem
ocratic woman to qualify herself
for voting, especially in the Presi
dential Election this fall. This
being so it is net only the right
but the duty of every woman with
in this State to qualify herself to
vote, and in order to do so, it is
necessary for her to register in ac
cordance with the laws of this
State. This does not mean that
she must vote but that she may do
so, if she desires or it becomes nec
J. W. DEVORE,
Sept. 13th, 1920.
Whaley Addresses Women's
The following clipping comes from
the news columnns of The^ State. We
repeat it because of its sane views
and that our people may see how
our prominent men think on this sub
"In an address on citizenship de
livered before the Business and Pro
fessional Women's club, Judge M.S.
Whaley cited the question of thesvice
district, which question is prominent
in the minds of Columbia's thinking
population at the present time, as an
instance which emphasizes the neces
sity of womem taking advantages of
the privilege which is theirs of regis,
tering and voting,
"Judge Whaley's talk was brie?
and to the point. He first dwelt upon
the technicalities of the Democratic
rules and of registration. Snd voting,
?Spi??fiihg the difference ^Ct^ien the
Democratic primary' ?nd th? funeral
election. He saicHh?? lt ?9 hoi a qtiest
ion now of whether women w??t io
vote or not, but that the thing has
cortie and it is the duty of every wo
man to register and vote.
"Much of the terrors connected
with voting in some women's mind is
that of jury duty he said. Judge
Whaley believes that the legislature
will exempt women from jury duty or
else make it optional with them, but
he said that if women ask that they
be exempted they will be delivering
up a right that they should exercise,
because there are numbers of cases
where a woman jury is badly needed.
No right he sa?? is without its respon
sibilities. He spoke of the filthy con
dition of the court houses, and said
that he, himself, didi not feel that
women should be asked' to do jury
duty in such places.
"Judge Whaley said that women
should not think they are being drag
ged into politics simply because they
register and go to the poles and vote,
and he also said that women should
not sell their votes."
The state news is very'encouraging.
Anderson county is leading the state
in registration. Anderson has also the
first woman voter in South Carolina
Mrs. Inez Callahan voted "yea" for
dditional school tax in Oak Grove
district, Thirteen hundred registered
in Anderson in less than one week.
Aiken county secured additional
registration places, and is pushing the
leading counties close.
Union county is very enthusiastic
over the registration of her women,
and the women mean to vo~e ir the
November election to prove to South
Carolina that they do want the ballot.
News from Walterboro says that
Colleton county women are register
ing in large numbers.
Charleston is not behind very far
in the race for second. <.ar!?uon
women are aroused to their duty as
Face Reduction of Representa
tion Unless Women of South
Carolina Register and Vote
By vote of the congress of the
United States and three-fourths of
the sovereign states of the union
the women of the United States
have been given the right to vote.
While there is no law (as in Bel
gium) forcing anyone to vote, the
necessity of a ??orrect working dem
ocratic government demands that
all qualified members of the electo
rate cast their ballots at the proper
time. The idea of voting rests on
the theory that the best ways to
protect the interests of each indi
vidual is to allow each person a
voice in determining the policy of
the state. Thus under the old sys
tem of manhood suffrage every
man voted, or else allowed the in
terests of hiniseU' and family to
suffer through lack of representa
tion; under the new system of uni
versal adult suffrage the duty of
protecting the epecial interests of
the family units devolves upon the
female as well as the male. Neg
lect to register and vote, and in the
long run you will suffer because the
vote of your husband will not equal"
the vote of another waman and her
Besides it should be realized that
women as a class have certain sp?
cial interests to be advanced and
protected onry through their exer
cise of power by the vote. We need
the action of the women of South
Carolina in order to advance social
legislation: Child labor laws, pen-*
sions for old mothers, institutions,
for the helpless, and countless other;
reforms of a social nature have as
yet hardly demanded the serious
attentien of the laws tender a part
of the population.
A more immediate and sectional,
reason why our women should reg
ister and vote is the necessity of.
showing the North in the year of'.
census taking and consequent re
apportionment of representation
the largest possible vote. Accord
ing to the Nork Nation the Repub
lican Chairman of the House Com
mittee on Reapportionment of Rep
resentation is using all his influ
ence to have southern representa- j
tion in congress reduced propor-1
tionate to our voting strength as j
compared with the voting strength
of the northern states. Under the
second section of the Fourteenth
Amendment. Congress has full
power to do this very thing, which
might involve the reduction of the
South Carolina representation from
five to two, even one member. This
movement can have the wind taken
out of its sails only by a" full vote"
of both sexes.
Regardless of the number of pop
ular votes cast in the November
elections, the Democratic candidate
for president, proyitfed. he wins by
a plurality of ope, will get the full
South Carolina delegation in the
eleptorial college, Tel it should
kg Vbf ftffibiliou of all loyal South
Carolina Democrats, male and fe
male, to Bhow our choice for presi
dent in a decisive and overwhelm-,
McG? WAN SIM KINS.
WOMEN APp??N??r* NOTARIES
^- ^ PUBLIC. . .
Special Effect of Suffrage Amend
metn Felt in State
First effect of the promulgation of
the 19th amendment were felt in Sou
th Carolina yesterday when Governor
Cooper commissioned as notaries pub
lic five women of South Carolina.
It is true\ that the bells have rung
and the women held hurrah meetings
and jubilation gatherings, but itt was
not until Governor Cooper issued
these commissions that the effect of
the amendment was actually felt in
The commissions were issued to
Nell Pressly Detreville, Ruth Simmons
all of Columbia; Maggie Viola Thoma
son of Newberry and Ola C. Crane
Numerous applications for commis
Sawyer ,and Minna Layton Holman,
sions as notaries public have been
Made in the days before the meeting
of the Tennessee legislature, but as
the women were not electors they
could not qualify.
Miss Detreville was the first woman
to make application for a commission
as notary public after Tennessee had
taken action on the amendment, and
very properly her name is in the list
of those to whom commissions were
Our manner of living makes us
very susceptible to colds and a suc
cession of colds causes chronic ca
tarrh a loathsome disease which it is
estimated that ninety-five per cent
of our adult population are afflicted.
If you would avoid chronic catarrh
you must avoid colds or having con
tracted a cold getrid of it as quickly
as possible. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is highly recommended as a
cure for colds and can be depended
I desire to inform my friends and the people generally
j that I have opened up a large stock of L
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS
and LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR
in the store under the opera house next door to
L. T. May's store.
Everything is brand new in every department. I went
to New York in August and selected my stock in per
son, which enabled me to buy many lines at very close
Come in to see me at my new store. It is my pur
pose to render the best service to my patrons that lean,
giving the benefit of every money-saving price I can.
Every department in my store is wrell supplied with
newest fall styles. It will be a pleasure' to^show you
our pretty merchandise.
Under the Opera House
New Overland Cars
HAVING GlV?N UP OUR OVERLAND CONTRACT
WE ARE OFFERING TWO BRAND NEW
Overland-4 Cars at $975
Delivered at Johnston
These cars are bfanc? flew-have never been driven a mile-and were shipped
to Johnson, not driven frite factory.
This is a great barg?itt for those who contemplate buying a car. We make
this BARGAIN PRICE because we are not handling Overlands any more.
We gave up Overland cars in order to devote our
entire time to STUDEBAKER cars.
Price $975 delivered
. Johnston, South Carolina