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LEAGUE OF 1
"Mrs. N. G. Evans..'Chairman
.Mrs. J. L. Mims.....Secretary
Mrs. J. W. Peak.Treasurer
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant
We are hearing constantly mer
saying and women saying thingi
.about suffrage and jury service, link
ing them up as cause and effect
when in truth the thing is the othei
way, instead, the jury preceedec
suffrage in its present accepted form,
Some time ago a lovely, sweet
pink and white powder puff said she
could not register and vote because
she "just couldn't think of sitting on
a jury all night with a lot of men."
She couldn't listen to any reasoning,
she was "reared" to abhor things so
'"mannish." She hated "mannish"
women etc. It was no use, the thing
was "bred in the bone." Later on a
good old solid mother in Israel ex
pressed herself as satisfied now since
women were to take a hand in the
administering of the law and could
sit on juries.
Since suffrage for women has
been realiz?d, the general accept
ance by both men and women is to
he expected, and by degrees women
-will shoulder their part in elections,
ibut the deep-seated prejudice against
women jurors is another matter.
Men are trying to make the best of
ra bad matter (?) by suggesting
..that a law be passed to exempt wo
men from jury service. This sort of
a law would be very unfortunate.
Women are needed in juries just as
much as anywhere eise.
After studying over what material
.was available, I find that jury duty
and a right to be tried by a jury of
your peers dates back to the begin
ning of the 13th century, when in
1215 the English barons rose up and
iorced King John at Runnymede to
sign the first declaration of English
independence, known as the Magna
Charta, in which he promises that"
"no free man shall be taken, impris
oned, dispossessed, outlawed or ban
ished, nor shall we go upon him, or
send upon him, except by legal judg
ment of his peers."
Since that time every free man
and woman has had a right to trial
by a jury. But not every man nor
woman has had the political right of
franchise. Only within the last hun
dred or so years among English
speaking peoples has every freeman
been a voter, and not yet have all
women become voters.
It is generally believed that ju
rors are chosen from the poll list
without regard to sex. This is a mis
take. In a few equal suffrage states
women serve legally, and in others
there has never been any legal ca
tion, although at times they have
Idaho has a law requiring jury
duty but it is seldom enforced. A
woman may even plead sex and be
There are only fivev other states
where women are called or permitted
to serve. These are Kansas, Nevada,
Utah, Washington and California.
The women in these states have
shown perfect willingness to serve.
There is ho reason why sex should
exempt a perfectly capable citizen
A Grateful Letter.
It is in trying conditions like that
related below by Mrs. Geo. L. North
of Naples, N. Y. that proves the
worth of Chamberlain's Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy. "Two years ago
- last summer" she says "our little boy
had dysentary. At that time we were
living in the country eight miles
from a doctor. Our son was taken ill
suddenly and was about the sickest
child I ever saw. He was in terrible
pain all the time and passed from one
convulsion i into another. I sent my
husband for the doctor and after he
was gone thought of a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Remedy in the cupboard. I gave him
some of it and he began to improve
at once. By the tme the doctor arri
ved he was out of danger."
NOTICE TO HINTERS.
believing that the wanton de
struction of birds is -in a great
measure the cause of the hordes of
insect pests we now have tc- oon
tend with, I hereby waru'one and
all that no hunting or trespassing
will be allowed on my lands. Gen
tlemen will take notice, others will
'be toi ced to.
J. H. GARRETT.
Insure your cotton in the Seed oi
in Bales. I can give you insurance foi
short or long term-one day up. Th<
same for corn and other farm pro
Better Be Safe Than Sorry.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.Finance
Mrs. W. E. Cogburn.Literature
Miss Sara Collett......Publicity
from this important duty. Some
equal suffrage states have enacted
laws exempting women from service
and others have no law upon the
In Wyoming there was no law to
require jury duty in territorial days,
but Justice Howe took the law in his
own hands and drew women juries,
declaring them to be the only solid
and reliable citizens. His action was
repeatedly questioned, however, and
at his retirement on account of ill
health the practice was discontinued.
In some of these states where wo
men were called they were after
ward exempted, but by degrees they]
are enacting laws to restore them to
jury duty, realizing the need of just
what the women could supply.
Washington and California are
two of these and New York will like
ly pass such a law at the next sittting j
of the legislature. One of the first !
national movements by the League
of Women Voters will be a unifying
of laws upon this subject and the
granting of citizenship to married
women by an act of Congress, and
not through her husband as the law
You observe there is no mention
made in any of these findings where
the ballott imposes jury duty. There
is no hide-bound rules in jury ser.
vice among men, and there will be
none among women. Among men
there are many exemptions, perhaps
more than should be. The profession
al meneare the greatest shirkers of j
this duty which is to be regretted.
Women who can serve should be
glad to do so, and those who cannot j
will always be excused. Before clos-1
ing the subject perhaps it is well to
refute a stock argument that we
hear oftenest. The women are told
that they will get shut up all night
with eleven men if we have equal
suffrage, and jury duty has proved
the very best ghost of all. Now, find
us a jury composed of South Caro
lina men where there are eleven men
drawn that would offer insult to
South Carolina woman; not one gen
tleman in the bunch. You can't do
it. Then stop using that argument.
If one should even prove disrespect
ful there would be another case in
court. One of our good men who is
"very fearful of the outcome" put
this argument up to an Edgefield
suffragist and she came back at him
with "Well, if they were all as nice
as you I wouldn't mind!" Don't use
your argument any more, get a bet
one if you can.
On the other hand should you find
your jury with the eleven men?who
would forget to "be gentlemen, thj
your argument .proves that womei?
should sit on juries, because eleven
out of 12 men drawn may be unfit.
Send this and all the rest of the an
ti propaganda to- the dump heap-I
forget what is behind and press for
ward ?o what is before, step into
your new duties with confidence and
pledge yourself to the new day. 4&
Homicide Near Johnston.
Sunday night; about eight o'clock
John Campbell, colored, shot an? kill-J
ed Hugh Gomillion, colored, in the
public road not far froni^the home
of Mr. Sim Clark. A woman, the
"parted" wife of Hugh Gomillion,
was the cause of the trouble.- Both
men were armed with modern pistols
and it is not known which fired.the)
first shot. After shooting Hugh Go
million, who died from the effects of
the wound Sunday night, John Camp
bell left, going toward Aiken. Sheriff/
Swearingen was telephoned for ancf
he arrested John near the Aiken line
late Sunday night at the home1 pf
another negro. He had both pistols
having taken Hugh's pistol after)
shooting him, under his pillow when
arrested. He is how in jail to await
Clover Seed For Sale.
Plant Burr and Crimson Clover.
The best' winter pasture and soil
200 bushels screened burr clover
seed in 3 bushel sacks, $1.50 per
bushel, f. o. b. Johnston, S. C.
||5ljtf>0 bushels crimson clover sted in
?rdjSk, hi cents per pound. Check
P. N. LOTT,
^ . Johnston, S. C.
LOST: One white and lemon spot
ted male pointer dog. Reward for re
Dr. B. F. JONES.
Have Your Cotton Graded.
The employment of a cotton grad
er for Edgefield is a long step toward
progressive marketing, and the far
mer who sells ^his cotton at Edgefield
[and does not have it graded by the
government grader is making a great
mistake. Mr. Gordon is here primar
ily in the interest of farmers who
sell cotton here. We wonder if they
fully realize and appreciate this.
Must Pay in Advance.
All subscriptions to The Advertiser
are payable in advance and this will
be enforced. Watch the label on your
paper and send in a renewal if your
subscription has expired. Unless this
is done, we will have to discontinue
the paper. We will revise our list in
a short time, dropping all names not
paid in advance. Give this your at
tention at once..
Leaves For Home in Texas.
I am today bidding adieu to the
grand old home state, South Caro
lina, and to say that I am leaving
behind many dear ones to me, will
only be touching the matter lightly.
I will soon begin a series of write-ups
of my trip back to the old home of
my childhood. All who wish to get
the benefit thereof, subscribe to The
Advertiser, the first newspaper I ever
knew anything of.
E. M. McCRELESS.
Miss Major Leaves.
The friends of Miss Patti Major at
Edgefield and all over the county re
gretted to give up her demonstration
work here to accept a better position
in Beaufort. For nearly three years
she has labored unceasingly in prac
tically every section of the county.
Her work was of such a nature that
results were not always visibie, con
sequently in some sections she was
not appreciated. She has resigned to
accept a position in Beaufort at
$1,800 per year net or without the
expense of car upkeep. She left on
Monday for Beaufort.
Lest You Forget.
Let me remind you that Chamber
lain's Tablets not only cause a gentle
movement of the bowels but improve
the appetite and strengthen the di
The Addison building and lot
Two story house with sixteen rooms
and two halls; fourteen rooms fur
nished, and all in good condition.
The lot contains two acres, fronts
on two streets, and two or more
building lots can be cut off without
injuring the present property. This
property is very desirably located,
convenient to the churches, school
and the business section of town
and yet in a quiet and delightful
spot for a Hospital, Business Col
Ieee, boarding House or Home, bu
siness proposition or investment it
is an opportunity whiqh does not
come your way every day. Now is
your chance. A bargain at 810,500.
Call to see us. Davis Realty
./ ?o. 3544.
124 acres o#o sandy pebble land
twfrjji'es from Philippi church to
ward Trenton, three miles from
town and one miie from school.
About 75acnes in cultivation, five
or six in pasture, and forty acres in
woodland; two four room dwelling
houses, one n?w and the other one
jn,,gfl*)d condition; also one four
room tenant house in fair condi
tion. "Fine well, two springs and
living stream. Barn, stalls and
cotton house. The quality and real
value of lanP in the Philippi sec
tion speaks for its self. Price $10,
! No. 3545..
Residence and lot in North Edge
iield, near high school; six rooms,
reception hall -and piazza- Barn,
garage and feed house. About j
three acres in the lot, with two-.of
'this in pasture with running
stream, and good well at the house.
A nice home in a very desirable
part of town. Price S6.300.
. M. W. SHIVE, Mgr.
Notice to Creditors.
All creditors of estate of Mrs.
Eleanor Ilerin, deceased, are
hereby notified to render an ac
count of their demands, duly at
tested, unto the undersigned, as
Executor of said estate.
J. O. HERIN,
Sept. 21, 1920-3t.
For Rent: My farm three miles
north of Meeting Street on the
Ninety Six road. Good buildings,
good water and pasture. Will rent
as a whole to one person or rent in
small farms. Apply to Mrs. -Ae^A.
Lowry, 143 Circular Street, Green
wood, S, O.
AD THIS HD HEWS
Owing to the fact that the boll wee
vil has cut the cotton crop and cotton
is not bringing* what i+ should we have
decided to give a discount of
Ten Per Cent on all of Our
Dry Goods and Shoes
The manufacturers and jobbers have j
reduced some lines of dry goods, but I
we don't look for any great cut before I
next spring. I
It is known by every one who has favored us with
their patronage that we handle nothing but the best
merchandise, and that our prices are always as low if
not lower than the same goods can be purchased else
Remember that through the month of October we
will give a Clean-Cut Ten Per Cent Discount on all of
, our Dry Goods and Shoes. Considering the fact that
our goods are always marked very close this extra dis
count of ten per cent will mean a great saving to those
who will avail^ thernselv?s^f this opportunity.
We have on hand a complete line of
fresh new goods* and only ask that
those in need of anything in our line
come in and get our prices before mak
ing their purchases. We willjj gladly
show you through whether you wish
to purchase or not.
i EDGEFIELD, S. &
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