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WHAT IS A GENTLEMAN?
Heavy Rap at the College Sport, and
Good Hit all Around.
Edith Sessions Tupper.
'hat is a gentleman? President
Eliot of Harvard has recently given
his formula. It strikes me as a
very good one.
There is no word in our language
more abused that the "grand old
term of gentleman." I will not even
except "lady" -that much tortured
Emerson's definition of a gentle
"A man of good breeding. courtesy
and kindness; hence a man distin
guished for fine sense of honor, strict
regard for his obligations and consid
eration for the rights and feelings
of others. The gentleman is a man
of truth, lord of his own actions and
expressing that lordship in his be
"A man of goor breeding." Yes.,
and yet I have known men who
never had any breeding, who st:.g
gled up some way; men who we-e
poor and roughly dressed and who
yet had all the instincts of a gen
tleman; on the contrary. I have
known men of family, of good breed
ing, of position, who were unmiti
gated loafers. In the roughest
niining camps of the west I have
seen more chivalry and innate gen
'demanliness than on many a crowd
ted eastern city street.
"Courtesy and kindness." Yes, es
-pecially kindness. A gentleman is
tever a gentleman. That is what
many forget. I have Ireard many
a man say:
"I flatter myself I am a gentle
man." "I have looked at him and
thought, "You poor miserable crea
ture. You do noL dream of what
it means to be a gentleman."
"A man distinguished for the fine
sense of honor and strict regard for
his obligations." Yes, that is all
right. Still, I have known men who
make a great gallery play of their
honor and who are yet willing to
cheat a landlady or a laundress. I
think of a man now who has all
the outward and visible signs of a
gentleman, who is courteous, kindly,
chivalrous toward women, consider
ate of children, is always speaking of
honor in the highest sense of the
word and yet his poor, long-suffer
ing landlady cannot get a penny out
of him. When s'ne asks him to pay
her he looks at her with a trance
like expression and murmurs: "I
am a gentleman. I do not like to
be annoyed about such trivial mat
"Consideration for the rights and
feelings of others." Ah, yes, and how
miany will endure that test? Will
we find,them among the class of
rich sporting men who daily over
look :he rights of others in their
feverish amusements? Will we find
them among business men who
climb to fortune over the wrecks of
those they trample under foot? Will
we find them among that class of
men, who having opinions along
certain lines, will sneer at the hon
est opinions of others? Yet all these
types of men would call themselves
"President Eliot's definition of a
gentleman gives a very hard rap at
the 'college sport,' and lazy son of a
rich father, who goes to college to
make a big splurge with money and
incidentally raise a rumpus whenever
a good chance offers. He said:
"It has been stated that the gentle
mnan's mark in Harvard is C, the dif
ferent grades of scholarships being
respectively A, B, C, D and E. A
is excellence and E failure. You
can easily see where C belongs."
"According to this the gentleman
is not to be an effective strong work
er, not a strenuous seeker after knowl
edge. Can you imagine a more in
different, shiftless, lazy person loaf
ing through four years of college
life? Or can :here be a stupider
idea than that of a gentleman in a
".A gentlemen must also be quiet.
If a man is heard bawling about the
college yardi one can feel perfectly
sure that he is either an outsider or
a newcomer. ile must be gener
ouis. eflcient, deferential to age.
beauty, excellence, skill and all
The college sports who bawl and
yell about the streets of great cities,
who disturb the streets of great
cities, who disturb meetings and
theatrical performances, who accom
panied by ladies of the chorus, make
themselves obnoxious in cafes and
res?aurants, have received a good
knock from President EliE. Let
us hope it may bring forth fruit.
"A gentleman must never do any
thing that will hurt a wman or a
child -r an inferior."
What a lesson! How many
beastly husbands, scolding fath
ers and fault-finding employers will
take the lesson to themselves?
By virtue of the powers vested in
us by the last will and testament of
J. W. B. Lever, deceased, which will
has been duly probated and filed in
the Probate Court of Lexington
County,. State of South Carolina, we
will offer for sale to the highest bid
ler, at public outcry on the 19th day
of December, next, 1904, at eleven
o'clock a. m., before the Court
House door in Newberry County,
State of South Carolina, the follow
ing real estate to wit:
T- One tract of land, known as the
Kelley place, containing one hundred
and thirty-five acres (135) acres,
more or less, bounded' by lands of
Jenkins H. Smith, and J. Munroe
Wicker, and Willie Ruff.
2. One tract of land, known as the
Rose place, and containing twenty
four and one quarter (24 1-4) acres,
more or less, and bounded by lands
of John F. Glymph, John B.
Crooks, and Thomas Crooks.
Terms of Sale: One-third of the
purchase money to be paid in cash
and the balance to be paid in two
equal successive annual installments
with interest from day of sale, se
cured by bond of the purchaser and
mortgage of the premises sold, said
mortgage to contain clause of at
torney's fee in case of suit or fore
closure, with leave to any purchaser
to pay more than one-third or all
cash if desired. Twenty-five ($25)
dollars per tract to be paid when the
same is knocked down or a resale
is ordered without further notice at
the expiration of one hour at the
risk -of the former bidder. Purchaser
to pay for papers.
B. J. G. Lever.
S. D. B. Lever.
Executors of the last will and tes
tament of J. W. B. Lever ,deceased.
this the 15th day of November, 1904.
J. H. Frick,
Attorney for Executors.
Holiday Rates via Southern Rail
The Southern railway will sell ex
cursion tickets betwven all points
east of the Mississippi and south of
the Ohio and Potomac rivers, for one
and one third first class standard one
wayV i2res, fo'r thle roun~d trip (mimu
mum rate fifty- cent3) Tickets on
sale December 23, 24, 25, 31. and Jan
nary .1, 19o5, with final limit for the
return January 4, 1905.
For teachers and students of
schools and colleges, one and one
third first class one-way fares, for the
round trip (minimum rate fifty cents)
between all points east of the Missis
'ippi and south.of the Ohio and Pr,
tomac rivers, ;nd point, in the Cen
tra Passcuee assc.ciation. Ti's~
on sale December 17-24, inclusive,
with final limit January 8, 190
F.,r further information regardog~
rates, train serv!:e, etc., consult tick
et ;gents of the foutherr. Railway, or
R. W. Hun',
Div. Pas'r Age.. Charleston, S. C.
EXECUTORS' SALE OF PERSON
The undersigned, as executors of
Wmn. Pinckney J-ohnston, will, in obed
ience to an order of the Probate
Court for Newberry County, sell for
cash, at the late residence of the said
Win. Pinckney Johnston, on Decem
ber 23, 1904. the followving personal
p)roperty of said deceased, to wit:
four mnuit.s. wagons. -gears, ploy
stocks. corn, fodder. rarmirg imple
ments, together with other articles
too numerous to mention. Thle sale
will begin at ten o'clock a. in., and no
arilswill be delivered until paid
tor. Gilliam Johnston.
A. M. Johnston.
Ex'ors of Win. Pinckney Johnston.
When a man stands on his dignity
he ought to be well heeled.
The man who pays his debts isn't
the one who borrows trouble.
Charity may cover a multitude of
sins, but a lot more will spring up.
Assessment of Personal Property
I or an au horized agent will be
at the following named places for
the purpose of taking returns of per
sona! property for the year 1905:
Newberry-January I to 4.
Longshores-Thursday, Jan. 5.
Chappells--Friday, Jan 6.
\'VhitrirC-Monday, Jan. 9.
Maybinton-Tii1:day, Jan. 10.
Glymphvile-Wednesday, Jan. ri.
Walt---Thursday, Jan. !2.
Pomaria-Fridav, Jan. 13.
Jolly Street-Monday. Jan. 16.
Little Mountain-Tuesday, Jan. 17.
O'NealVs---Wednesday, January iS.
St. Luke's-Thursday, Jan. 19.
Prop.r -Friday and Saturd2%,
January 20 and 21.
.\nd at Newberry until February
20, ater which time a penalty of hfty
per cent. sill be added against part e(;
failing to make returns. While on
the rounds named above my office
will be open for the purpose of tak
ing returns at that place. The law re
quires a tax on all notes, mortgages
and moneys, also an income tax on
gross incomes of $2,5oo and upwards.
There shall be a capitation tax of 50
cents each assessed on all dogs, the
proceeds to b: expended for school
p.rposes. All males between the
ages of 21 and 6o years, except Con
federate soldiers or those persons in
capable of earning a support by being
maimed or from any other cause,
are liable to poll tax, Don't ask that
your return be taken from the books
the same as last year. All personal
property must be relisted and sworn
Parties moving put of townships
in which their taxes were paid last
year should so state to assessor, so
as to avoid their names being enter
ed in two townships.
Name or number of school district
must also be given.
There will be no assessment of real
estate this year, but be sure to make
transfers of all lands or lots bought
or sold sinc-e last return.
Win. W. Cromer,
This Box of M oney giv
Call at our store where
Bargains are found.
Full Patent Flour, wood .. .. $6 20
Full Patent Flour, cot sks .. .. 6 10
( ne-half Patent. wooud.. .....5 So
One-half Patem,. cot sks .-. . . 5 65
:Straight Fiour, cot sks .. ..-..-. 5
Prosperity, S. C.
ANTA CLAUS HI-,
ror 1904 will be at
STAND where for
have labored to sul
:>f our patrons wit
Doods at Reasonat
we earnestly solicit
of the generous p
has always been gi
Our stock is full.
Fruits of all kinds,
Candies of all k
Nuts, Raisins, Date
Mince Meat, Etc, Etc
Fruits for your Fruit
TOYS.' TOYS.' T
The best assortement e%
Home made Fruit Cak
made Fruit Cakes.
The prettiest ever seen he
For anything you wan
Christmas Dinner or to
call on us.
Every child in the couni
the many pretty things ob
us for them. Come early
S. B. JC
If you have never traded wi
to do so now. Our Goods--ab
of same quality are sold anywi
now to reduce our stock by JW
This is one of our strong C
largely and expect to make thi:
To make ready for our up-to-d
sell any Shoe in our Store tha1
To close out some odds and
Cost: Pants, 50cts and up; Co;
$3.50 and up. We carry a co
dies' and Children's Under-wes
ractive bargains in this line.
on Beds, Bureaus, Harness, S
Buggies and 'A
Just received a Car of as got
where, and will make right pric
for anything you wish to purcha
OIL &UHPP, PC
P. S. We give trading stamps for handsome
the same OLD
21 years we
>ply the wants
h First Class
)Ie Prices and
s, Figs, Prunes,
rer brought to New
es and New York
t to complete your
>Iease the Children
ry is invited to see
I santa has-left with
an d often.
th us before, it will pay you
ways priced as low as goods
ere--are being sold for less
epartments. We bought
3 our banner Shoe Season,
ate Spring Line, we will
has been on the shelves
ends, we offer at less thant
i.ts, $1.00 and up; Suits,
mplete line of Men's, La
tr, and can offer some at
u1so a full line of Trunks,
saddles, Lap Robes, Etc.
d Wagons as sold any
es to buyers. Come to us
sets of China.Ware on ex.katuo