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He lived. long
enough to . be~
xome one of the
ROBER* FULTON'S parents were
% so poor, that thVfqttire Inventor
* had scarcely any education,
barely learning how to read and
write. His fatheX died when Robert
was three years old, and at an early
age the boy was . apprenticed to a
Philadelphia jeweler. \ In addition to
his work In the shop.^young Fulton
applied himself to portrait and land
scape painting and showed -such talent
that hi? was enabled to keep his wid
owed mo tier and In four years, bought
a farstf on which he placed ber. He
then went to London to prosecute the
lstudy;-;pf .his art as a painter. ' So
strong a bent had he (or science, how
ever, that in his odd hours he studied
mechanics and engineering. Finally
attracting the attention of the Duke
of Bridgewater, who was then Inter
ested In an extensive canal- scheme,
Fulton.'was induced by that gentleman
to give up painting altogether and to
devote-himself to civil engineering and
invention. ~ m
In the next few years Fulton Invent
ed an incline plane for j?ujqjknting ea
nal locks, a iq ill for sawing and polish'-'}
lng marble, a machine for spinning
flax and another" for making ropes..
He also wrote a book" ou navigating
canals and another on the application
of steam to'navigation. A\ about this
time he attracted the notice of Edward
F. Livingston. United States minister
; at Paris. / In response to aa Invitation
Fulton went to that city, where he
soon invented a su bm urine bon fc, wai :h '
he vainly 'tried to have adopted -1>y the
French-, British and American govern
ments! After his failure in this at
tempt^ he returned to his dream of
steam navigation and invented a small
boat Which successfully navigated the
Seine.\ Livingston was so interested
that he advanced money to Fulton to
come to -America and build a steam
> boat for. the Hudson. The result was
the Ormont, from whose .first trip
between New York, a nd. Albany dates
the beginning of a new era In the
water transportation of the world.
- The Clermont marked the high tide
of Fulton's success! He was forty-two
years old at the time and lived only
eight years . longer, having been worn
Out by the incessant toil of hl3 earlier
life. He had lived long enough, how
ever, to become one of the immortals.
Vr J- /*. BpG B.-Tt TOjt.
first tried to
speak, he failed
end burst inf
k ER FIA PS the crisis in Daniel
Webster's career was reached
just after his admission to the
bar, when he was offered a
V court.clerkship. At that time he was
^, very poor and had shown little of the
wonderful oratorical ability which af t
erward distinguished him. The tender
of such a place was therefore a sore
temptation. Webster, however, decld
. ed not to take lt, -stating that he in
tended to say things himself, not sim
ply .write things that other people said.
He began practicing In a small New
Hampshire town and remained a citl
? zen of that state many years before'
he> was finally "discovered" and in
duced to locate in Boston. When Web
ster first tried to speak, he failed and
burst Into tears. This was while he
was still in school. So shy was he that
he could scarcely arise to recite. It
took will power and perseverance to
overcome such a defect, and It was only
the fact that he felt his own great pow
ers that finally enabled hun to succeed.
Even after he had overcome his
timidity the battle was only half won.
His first efforts were ornate and high
sounding, but contained little sub
stance. One local critic said they were
"full of emptiness." Webster heard
of the criticism, and it cut him, but
he had enough, common sense to recog
nize the justice of the stricture and to
profit by lt He resolved never again
to indulge in mere oratory for its own
sake and to speak only when he had
something to say. ,
As a boy on the farm Webster did
not. like to work, but when he got Into
his own field he was on occasions a
prodigious worker. When Sn school,
he was given a hundred lines of Vir
gil to memorize. All night he worked
and, when called upon to repeat what
he had learned, not only did so, but
asked leave to give another hundred,
then still another hundred, after which
he stated that he was ready Jo repeat
500 more. " .
With the "modern < Demosthenes"
personal appearance was more than
half the battle.
I represent a
strong line of Fire In
and can insure your
Yqpr patronage will
H. ?. Smith.
UR assortment of J?
ware and fine watch
new and original d<
manufacturers in the
LET US SUPPLY
A. J. R
708 Brond Street
I take this means of announcing
to the public that I hare opened up
a first class livery business in the
stables at the .place .formerly occu
pied by, Mr. E. J. Mims on Main
street: ' ' First-class teams . furnished
I will make a specialty of break
ing'and handling colts, flare had
considerable experience in this kind
of work. Cali iii person or ' order
teams by .telephone.
I E. MIMS.
Light Saw, loathe and ?Shin
gie ..Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Stearn-and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth,. Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
We are justly proud of our stock
of buggies. We carry Columbus,
Babcock, Tyson & Jones, Rock
HilljHackney and Sandford buggies.
The variety of styles, makes, etc.,
will enable us^io suit every taste and
every purse. Hundreds of satisfied
customers praise the quality of our
Ramsey & Jones.
. BUILDING MATERIAL.
You should remember when buy*
ing any one of the dozen following
articles that I save you money on
? Kerosene Oil
Dry Cell Batteries ^
?C. S. Meal
I solicit y our patron
age. Send, Come or
Phone No. 10.
.E S. JOHNSON.
E DOE FIELD.
EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depository i
J, C. Si?ErrARi>, W. W. ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAINSFOR,
J, M. COBB, B,. E. NICHOLSON
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS. vice-President.
E. J. MIMS, Cashier.
J. II. ALLEN, Asa't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by
Money to loan on liheral terms.
Prompt and polite attention to
YOLTR Account Solicited
g Jewelry Store.
?welry, cut glass, silver
es is unsurpassed. Many
?signs from the leading
YOUR NEEDS. FINE
NG A SPECIALTY
: - : ' Augusta, Ga.
[Valuable.^ Farm For
As I expect to leave Edgefield, I
! hereby offer my plantation for sale.
Will sell as a whole or cut into
tracts.. Six room cottage, large
.barn, stables, 15-acre orchard of
peaches, apples, oherries," plums ,|
pears and grapes, 5 to 7 years old
Six acres choice pecan trees, 6
years- old. This.place. in 3.miles of
Edgefield. - All or part cash, to suit
buyer. J. H. Cantelou
Edgefield, S. C.
SCHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for the award of
[vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for the admission of
new students will be held at the
County Court House on I riday, Ju
ly 1, at 9 a. m. Applicants must
be not less than fifteen years of age.
When Scholarships are vacant after)
July 1 they will be awarded to
those making the highest average at j
this examination, provided they
meet the conditions governing the |
award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President
Johnson before the examination for
Scholarship examination blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will I
open September 21, 1910, For]
further information and catalogue,
Pres. D. B. Johnson,
Rock Hill, S. C.
Cleaning and Pressing)
I respctfully notify the Edge
field public that I have moved my
dying, cleaning and pressing room
to the ground floor of the Corner
Store's annex, and solicit a contin
uance of your patronage. We guar
antee satisfaction on every piece pf
work we send out.
Dr. F. L. PARKER,
Over Bank of Johnston.
J AS. 5. BYRD,
KD?EFIE^f , ?. ?.
Office over. Vpst-Offloe.
James A; Hobey,
Office over Panhers Bahk^Buflding
Having obtained sur
veying outfltjl tender my
services to- the public.
J. H. Cantelou,
T/MMO/tS & COR LEY,
Appointments at Trenton
C rown and Bridge Work a Specia
Notice to Stock
My handsome saddle bred Stallion
Dandy Denmark will make the
spring season at my farm near
Clark's Hill. Terms $15.00 to'in
sure living colt; will use all care
with mares sent, but not responsi
ble for accidents.
Clark's Hill, S. C.
I beg to announce that.I am now associated with
ARRINGTOI? BROS & GO
863 Broad ?t.9 Augusta, Ga.
and invite all m j' friends and acquaintances in Edgefield and
Saluda counties to write or call ?n rae when in need of Gro
ceries or stock feed any kind. I will make it to your interest
to patronize me. " 7- ]
M. Gary Satcher
The Starr Pianb Co.",'?r? the larg:
est manufacturers of strictly high
grade pianos in the world. Have
eleven acres of floor space in their
factory. Thirty acres in their lum
ber yards. Several millions of feet
of choice j piano lumber always on
hand. 'Over ' five thousand pianos
are nuder construction at all times.
This company bas a large num
ber of medals and other awards for
the highest merit. Took the gold
medaMast year at the Seattle Ex
We- are expecting several of
these instruments in this week.
Call arid see them next door to the
Next Door to Postoffice
Single noms BQDQB Island
Qed chickens, i
Pure Breed eggsffor hatching? $1.50 fper 15. Your orders
JOHN R. TOMPKINS
Write for'full information
TODAY. Big new cata
logue freo by mail? 37 col
leges in 16 states; $100,000.
in equipment; model office
department; actual business
training; earn while you
leam; positions guaranteed;
expert specialists; individ
ual instruction; we also
teach by mail. Better buy-:
a postal and write me TO
Arthur C. Minter,
Draughan's Practical Bus
Atlanta, Ga., Macon, Ga.
Montgomery, Ala., Knox
ville, Tenn. Greenville, S C
KEEP OUT THE FLIES
Now is the time to screen your1
house. It may save a doctor bill. :
Write for our bereen catalogue.
R. J. HORNE & COMPANY
643 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
,'Building material from foundation to roof."
The Farmers Bank
Of^Edgefield begins the
New Year with much appreciation to the public for the liberal patronage
extended to it in the past. For the New Year, 1910, it wishes its ousto
mers and patrons a prosperous season, and asks a continuance of their
patronage. * *
Combined Capital and Surplus - - - $100,000.00
Interest paid on deposits by special agreement. We are authorized
to act as guardian, administrator, trustee and accept trusts generally an
Pcr our charter. A General banking business transacted on reasonable
terms. Prompt attention given to all business m our line.
We Solicit Your Deposit Account.
NOW is THE TIME
To buy a Cole Combination Planter.
Now is the time to apply Nitrate of
Soda, we have it. Just received a car
of Dried Blood.
We have ali the seasonable goods,
such as corn planters, cotton planters,
Guano distributors, and farming im
plements generally. We also carry in
stock a general line of hardware. .
We solicit your Business, drop in and
talk the matter with us.
W. W. Adams & Co.
The Edgefield Garage is the
Maxwell headquarters for
Edgefleld and Aiken counties
Experience has taught us that if want to' transact business, have
pleasure and avoid, trouble-buy a Maxwell. It has taught ns that you
can operate a Maxwell cheaper than you can feed a horse. It will carry
you there and bring you back. We have two experts in the Firm
Bob Tidwell-the young man who drove the Maxwell, winning the En
durance race from Augusta to Atlanta, and Earnest Scott ''on the spot
they will be glad to give you a demonstration. Call on or write them.
We want to place one of our "A A" $600 ?(factory price) Runabouts in
in the hands of every business man in Edgefield'and Aiken counties.
Look at it! Ainl.it a Daisy?
When'yon sei if:jrnri%??tfj'its easy operation you'l be' astonished
Place your order now st? t?iat you will be certain to"get one. Our fou"
ing cara can't be beat-you owe it to your family-BO com? and get it.
Here it is.. ./.~,'.f ': .
We will be glad to see you at our place of business.
We will be glad to see you at our
'place of business
STROM, SCOTT & TIDWELL
R. C. Neely
R, C. Neely, Jr. S. H. Wilcox
NEELEY & WILCOX
.'. i -V? -"?? la . * . ', *' :* " *-* . * ? *. ... J -
741 Reynolds St., Augusta, Ga.
Advances made to Merchants and Farmers. Call on
us, or write us
The season is here for
and donning the Spring
and summer weights. We
have never been better
?r?p?red to clothe,1 shoe
and hat you than now.
Everything new and first
class-right from the cen
ters of fashion.
See our nobby spring
suits, new hats jn straw or
felt. Stylish ^neckwear,
Stylish Oxfords and shoes
Hoi ser y and underwear.
DORN & HIMS