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LEAGUE OF WOMEN.VOTEES
Mrs. N. G. Evans.-Chairman Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman_Finance
Mrs. J. L. Mims.Secretary Mrs. W. <B. Cogburn.Literature
Mrs. J. W. Peak...Treasurer Miss Sara Collett.Publicity
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.Press
The registration books are open
up to one month before the election.
The election is November. 2nd.
Have you registered?
Are you interested in clean govern
Then register and vote.
Read what Dr. White says, and
then do what he says-Register.
An Atlanta telegram gives the in
formation that the new woman vot
ers are to fight for the enforcement
;of the prohibition law. The new wo
men voters are to fight for the en
forcement of all laws.-Augusta
When such men as Dr. C. E. Burts,
Blackwood, Currell, Morse, D. B.
Johnston, and Gregg stand by the
women of South Carolina, whom
shall they fear? They that be for us
are greater than they that be against
us. One issue of The State lined up
these great educators with the wo
men ni an aggressive way. There is
Dr. White of Anderson, Dr. Ramsey
of Greenville, Dr. Cromer of New
berry and scores of the teachers and
superintendents all over the state.
It is getting quite common to admit
sympathy with the woman's move
ment now since they can count so
many friends among the leaders.
Watch the little fellow pop over.
a great injury and a great inequali
ty of political power. The sooner
this new obligation of womanhood is
taken up conscientiously and dis
charged intelligently, the better it
wlli be for public morals and good
government. I strongly advise the
women of Anderson to qualify them
selves at once according to the law,
and to do it, whether they want to
or not, out of a sense of duty.
JOHN E. WHITE,
President Anderson College.
New York has a new voter who is
102 years old. She is going to vote
.and is making a study of the candi
dates so she will be sure to vote
A Patriotic Obligation.
The proclamation by Secretary
Colby, of the Nineteenth Amend
ment to the constitution of the Unit
ed States, ends the long struggle for
.woman's suffrage in this country by
establishing the full and equal cit
izenship of women. Whether one was
opposed to or in favor of woman suf
frage, it does not matter. The re
sponsibility of government through
the ballot box rests upon men and
.women alike. The only question that
now confronts the voters is whether
they will neglect or evade that re
sponsibility. I do not see how it can
be evaded or neglected by any citi
zen without shirking ? patriotic ob
We are told that a great many
women do not want to vote. There
are also a great many men who do
not want to vote. It has been con
sidered a great evil that so many
otherwise good men have stayed
away from the polls. It will prove a
great evil if otherwise good women
shall follow their example. The exer
cise of the franchise is more than a
right to be contended for; it is a
duty to be accepted and performed
in good conscience.
I hope every good woman will
avail herself of the opportunity to
discharge the moral obligation of
voting. In the states of the north and
the West there semes to be no doubt
?of their doing so at once. In the
south, and in South Carolina espe
cially, the failure to do it will work
A New Duty For Women.
Our best women should certainly
vote now that the responsibility is
theirs. It is only in this way that
great evil to the State can be pre
vented from the innovation. Some
have thought that no good could
come from woman's suffrage and
for this reason they have sincerely
opposed it. Without expressing an
opinion on this, one way or the oth
er, we may be permitted now to say
that we are sure that those who held
this opinion do not want their fore
bodings to come true. They do not
want to see evil come from the vot
ing of women. And they ought to do
what ?they can to prevent any possi
ble evil resulting. But evil will cer
tainly come if large numbers of our
best women remain away from the
polls and allow "the other kind" to
represent the womanhood of the
State in the election of our officers.
Voting may be a repugnant duty but
it is none the less a duty. There is
one thing we can all take for grant
ed, and that is, that the ballot will
never pass from the hands of woman.
The thing is settled, and whether we
have favored it or opposed it, we
must make use of it.-Baptist
Register at Edgefield.
On account of the absence of any
county funds which would be avail
able to pay the expenses of the com
missioners of registration to open
books at various precincts in the
county, they will he . open only at
Edgefield and all women desiring to
register must come, to. Edgefield to
do so before the 29th of September.
It is useless for me to reiterate to
sensible women the importance of
registering as so much has already
been said on this subject. A call has
been issued to the Democratic Women
of the nation by the Democratic
campaign asking that they each con
tribute $1.00 for the purpose of try
ing to avert the castrophe of- elect
ing a Republican president. This re
quest has nothing to do with suf_'
frage. It is simply a patriotic meas
ure at the time of a great crisis in
our country and even women who
hesitate to vote will be willing to give
this much for the cause of Democ
racy. Send yuor contribution to Mr.
Allen at the Edgefield Bank or to
Mr. Padgett at the Farmers Bank,
or to Mr. Asbell at the Peoples Bank
and it will be forwarded by them to
the proper authorities.
Mrs. N. G. EVANS.
Apportionment for School Funds
Edi s to._i
E. H. F
Who Will be to Blame?
There are 531 electoral votes to be
cast for president, a number corres
ponding to the number of senators
I and congressmen in Congress. Three
hundred and thirty nine of these
come from states other than South-]
ern. In these states women are regis
tering in great numbers. The older)
?suffrage states are in this number.
In most of the Southern States,
[the timidity and conservatism of the
women coupled with the ' opposition
and prejudice of the men are keep
ing the women from registering and'
voting, and what will be the result?
When the count comes in from the
November election, "there is graffeJ
danger thi t we may have our rep!
sentation reduced unless we make a
better showing at the polls than is
now indicated. The chairman of that
committee, a Republican, has already
suggested such action.
The Southern States average low
er per citizen than any other section
of the union in voting strength.
Rarely ever at a general election, do
the male citizens of the South take
the trouble to poll over 4 to 10 per
cent of their voting strength. Since
the ratification of'the 19th amend
ment this average will be still lower.'
Who will be to blame if we lose out
in the scramble? . 1
The very men who are too indif
ferent to trouble themselves to vote
will waste precious time grumbling
at the outcome and will be blaming
the women for not registering and
Get yoUr regis*nation certificate
and be ready to do your duty on No
vember 2, and be blameless.
Cardinal Gibbons urges all women
to now vote, reversing his opinion^*
pressed in a former statement. He
says, though he has been opposed be
cause he feared it would withdraw
women from a more delicate and
sacred pursuit, since it is here to
stay he advises them to do what they |
can for material and social progress.
A Sad Death.
Mr. and Mrs. McGowan Simkins |
were the recipients of a telegram
on Saturday morning from their
daughter Mrs. Graydon in Colum
bia, announcing the death of her)
son, the little grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Simkins. The baby was about |
nine months of age, and was named;
for Mr. Simkins. They went im
mediately to Columbia to attend
the sad obsequies.
Since the 15th of August we have
been receiving loads of new' mer-,
chandise almost daily. Each depart
ment is filled up with the cream of
For loans an real estate. See
CLAUD T. BURNETT,
Over store of W. W. Adams & Co.
NOTICE TO HUNTERS.
Believing that the wanton de
struction of birds is in a great
measure the cause of the hordes of
insect pests we now have to con
tend with, I hereby warn one and
all that no hunting or trespassing
will be allowed on my lands. Gen
tlemen will take notice, others will
be loi ced to.
J. H. GARRETT.
ounty Board of Education.
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i4f the New Hotel Building
We will be open and ready for business the last of this week or the
first of next week with a large stock of Dry Goods, Ladies' and Men's
Ready-to-Wear, Millinery and Shoes.
' We are expecting to have an up-to-date line of Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
such as Coat Suits, Dresses and Coats.
$15.00 T0 $75.00
We have them in silks, tricotine, tricolette and
serges, any style and size you want. Prices . .
We will have a beautiful line of coat suits on dis- d?Off AA rnr\ d*AE* AA
play. Prices . ..$?5.00 ?p"5.UU
We have an up-to-date line of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Coats.
Men's and Boys' Clothing
We will carry only the very best of men's and boys' suits.
QTJ/>T^Cf A complete line of Ladies', Misses', Children's and Men's Shoes
OXIVJIJO? on hand. All the very best to be had.
mT T TKrtpfJ Vf We will show you a handsome
ljl-ilJ3l El JL\ X . line of the snappiest hats there is.
We are not expecting to carry the largest stock, but we are going to carry every
thing of the VERY BEST.
TIE ECONOMY STOKE
NEW HOTEL BUILDING-Next Door to Stewart & Ker na ghan
Airplane Mail Service New
York to Atlanta.
Washington, Sept. 10.-Bid?
ere opened at the postoffice de
artment to-day for airplane ser
ice between New York and Atlan
i, Ga., via Washington, Raleigh,
T. C., and Columbia. S. C., Alfred
7. Lawson, of Chicago, offered a
id of $300,000. The department
lid that awards on the bids would
robably be made within a few
Mr. Lawson offered if awarded
3n trac ts to furnish planes with a
irrying capacity of six tons and a
peed of 120 miles an hour. They
rill also carry from 10 to 20 pas
mgera. He agreed to begin ser
ice Nov. 15 on one of the routes
> be selected later, and to provide
luipment for the entire system be
tte the middle of next winter.
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BARRETT & COMPANY
OAR LOAD OF
WE ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A VERY CLOSE PRICE ON
FLOUR. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CAR LOAD OF
"TOWN TALK" ?? "SKYLARK"
DIRECT FROM THE MILL TO US
We also have a very large stock of SEED OATS, FEED OATS and
Heavy Feed of all kinds.
Come in to see us. We can save you money
J. D. KEMP & CO.