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GOMPERS WILLING TO GO TO I
He Would Not Pay Fine if Convicted i
of Contempt?Nor Permit Fed- |
' oration of Labor to Pay i
Fine for Him. ]
Denver, Col., November t(>.?Presl- <
dent Samuel (lumpers, at today's scs- 1
i sion ol tin.' eon vet ion of (lie American
P ederation ol' Labor, declared i
that if he were found guilty and i'in- :
yd in the contempt proceeding's '
against him at Washington he would i
go to jail before he would pay his I
fine or before he would allow the :
i Federation to pay the fine for him.
This statement wa? made during
ihe discussion of the report, of the
r committee on Ihe treasurer's report.
The committee recommended that
L' immediately following the adjournment
of the convention, '
the executive commitlele shall take
up the proposition of placing its
funds where they may be removed
from danger of attachment.
Several suggestions were made, one
being that I lie funds be deposited in
Canada and another that certificates
of deposits be taken out in some other
name than the treasurer.
D. C5. Hanisev, of the electrical
" We had a chance to place our
funds beyond the reach of those who
would take them, but we let it pass
on November !?. The only way to prot
tcct our inonev is to change the 1
Mr. Gompers warned the delegates
that i! a way were found to hide the
funds, (he courts would tlieroaftei
appoint a receiver, not necessarily to / (
secure in some way the hidden fund,
but to gel the inonev being conlribut?'\
* . !
H\ request Mr. Gompers explainod
the status of the Danburv hat case. ,|
"Our standing is menaced by the ,
courts of law," he said.
" fhe matter of the application ol: .
the Sherman anti-trust law to unions j <
has notched final adjustment bv the
United States supreme court. No
matter how the Danburv case is dc- <
cided that will not alter the status 1
one jot. Ihe United States supreme i
court has said the final word and
the law of this country is that labor <
^ organizations of this country are now ]
conspiracies and combinations in re- i
strain! of trade. ,
"Under the Sherman anti-trust 1
law business cannot be conducted,
much less honest straightforward labor
organizations. With reference to
the case against me in the District J
of Columbia 1 want to say that 1 will <
never consent that the American Federation
ol Labor shall ever pav one
cent ol the line for me. 1 don't want. I
to pro to jail, but I will not tamely 1
submit to the Federation being mulcted
Mr. Gompers declared that the decisions
of the supreme court had but
one effect, namely, to tie the men ol;
labor to their work, cripple the men
of labor in their right to work or their (
right not. to work.
"These decisions," lie said, "wili '
result in fettering men today in or
der to enslave them for all time to
"I am not in touch with the Democrat
ii* parly: second, 1 am not a De- I
mocrat, and third. T am confident I
never will be a Democrat. 1 owe
allegiance to no party. I am a trades
"W hen Ihe Democratic party made
our contentions its own," said Mr.
Gompers, ''it would not only have
been ingratitude but towardiee to desert
them. If lirvan had been elected
with the hosts of organized labor
back of him it would have given
spirit to human freedom."
The report of the commit tee on the
treasurer's report, with its recommendations,
was unanimously concur*
8700,000 BY FORGERIES.
Has Carried on System of Robbery
for Nearly Twenty Years, but
His Sins Overtake Him
Chicago, 111., November 1(5.?IVtei
Van Ylissingen. a real estate dealci.
for years classed among the first ol
Chicago s prosperous ami reputable
business men, today confessed to
having obtained through forged deeds
and notes, more than $700,000, and a
few hours h filer his arrest, on his own
urgent appeal to be punished, was
sentenced to the penitentiary. The
arrest, tlie indictment, lb'* confession
and the sentence were Ihe work <>!
le- i!.:in four hours,
'I ak"u in the mwl-'t of hu>inos-; from
lr.s <!l:ee <le-k at No. 1712 Washington
direct, short lv a Tier 110011, Yao
Yli> inu"U. a venerable 1 1 >king man.
np'u ired before the court and in
tenr- etiiifc-'v--cil that for from IS lo^
20 years he had been securing iuone\ j
hrough the sale of forged docu
nents ami that though ho had bough
>aek ninny of these spurious iiistru
nents without detection, at least 2
people would lose an aggregate o
more than $700,000 through the pa
per which he lias not yet redeemed
In forging notes, he declared, he lun
insisted of a plate glass desk top, s
arranged, that by an electric ligh
Ilirown up from beneath lie eoul
readly trace from originals forge
signatures on to worthless papei
Throughout his arrest ami sentene
the prisoner made no effort to defen
liimself. Asked if lie had anything t
ay before sentence was imposed, Va
Vlissingcn, bowing his head, replied
'Only that T liegiven my punisli
ment at once."
11 is term in the penitentiary wa
lixed as indeterminate from 1 to 1
Van Vlissingcn, who is about foi
I.v-five years old, was married Pel:
iuai\ 4, 1907, to Mrs. Jessie Koosc
volt Blend, who was described at Hi
lime as a distant relative of Pros
dent "Roosevelt. The bride was
daughter of Wilton f\ Blend. Va
\ lissingen had been a bachelor, iivin
:U the Calumet club, lie was know
"s being of a pliilanthrnpic dispos
lion, giving spccial atlention to Hi
welfare of boys.
The specific charge which led u
to the spectacular arrest of Va
Vlissingcn today was made by tw
men who had bought forged mortgas
notes. Thev are T. ,7. Lefens "an
Win. C. Seipp, who have offices in th
same building as ?hat occupied b
^ an Vlissingcn.
To I lie notes for $4.">00 held 1)
I hem were attached the names of .Tn
md Bertha Cirossman. Van Vlissir
sen copied the forged papers froi
originals, which he disposed of t
her buyers. Iiefens and Seipp sa
I hey first became suspicious of th
note last Saturday.
Consulting with Assistant State1
Attorney 1',arbour, tliev decided I
lelay no longer.
Francis Larimer, counsel for 111
'omplainants, said tonight it won)
>e impossible for several days t
nake a complete list of the losers.
The notes on which Van Vlissin
ren was indicted were not due unti
1011, and it was believed that as i
nanv previous instances, he intend
>d to pay them up before they eoul
lead to disclosures.
Letters remaining in postolliee a
STewberry, S. for week endin
November 14, 1008:
Ceo. II. AI la way.
John Bipps, A. M. lirown, J. A
>o?*k. L. L. Hoozer, Miss Mar Bui
ard, Mr. Jiminic Burgess.
Miss Mack Counts.
Mr. . B. Davis, Mrs. Laura Davis
Mr. William Frvin.
Louis J. Fosser.
W. B. Oridison.
Mr. CJaincs Harrison, Mr. Nan lien
Mr. II. F. Jackson, Mr. Cad Join
Mr. Frank Jocken.
Whoever the favor
be sure they will b
Rift not only mean
alsoinfini e pleasu
of the family to se
it will bring the for
1 have three hai
the boys also three
those that are not
one of the handsc
throe hundred poi
amount of candy
governed by the ai
hold. 1 have the b<
and 10c. CHINA ir
Oelia Kels, llonry Kiltown.
t Mr. Perry Lake.
Miss Horrv Mitt, Mr. M. E. Mcj
0i 1111 is, Miss Mary Bell More, Miss
f Fannie May More.
I. Mr. Henry Perrin, Miss Alberta
(J M. Millie Sims, Hassan Suber, Miss
t Anna Suber. Hev. Taller, Hev. J. M.
I'liaeker, Mr. T. T. Timinerinan, Mr.
'1 C. V. Tliowas, .!. F. Wakefield, Core
an Wilson, Mr. Calipe Williams.
All persons ealling for these letters
1 will please say that they were adver?
" C. J. Purcell, P. M.
Nearly $15.00 a bale less
than a year ago.
0 Do you want to sell your j
l~ cotton at present prices?
? If not, store it in the
1 Newberry Warehouse
and protect it from danger and I
^ Do you owe debts, and want (
e to pay them, without having to
(l sell your cotton?
y If so store your cotton in the
I Newberry Warehouse
^ and Mr. C. E. Summer or J. D.
(l Wheeler will tell you how to
v get money on it from the Farm(
er's Loan and Trust Company
s of Columbia.
" T. B. STACKHOUSE, Pres.
UNO. F. LONG.
I have a nice up-to-date
line of Shoes, Hats,
Dress Goods, Notions,
t Underwear, and every- j
thing that goes to make I
a complete stock of |
j general merchandise. s
' SEE ME BEFORE BUYING. S
JNO. P. LONG,
" SILVER STREET, S. C. I
ed ones are you can j
>e delighted. Such a
s a glad surprise, but 1
ire for every member '
e the happiness that
ndsome presents for
i for the girls, and for
fortunate in getting
ime presents 1 have
jnds of ca-dy. The
you will get will be
nountof tickets vou
3st assortment of 5c. i
What Good Coffee
Does for You.
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It gives you the right start in the morning.
It chases the blues, clears the fog, rouses mental activity,
nspires impulse and appetite for work.
It puts you in a cheerful and confident frame of mind to unlertake
that work, making a profitable pleasure of it.
But, mark you, good Coffee is necessary to do this.
There is little enough of that kind available.
Robust, fuming, aromatic Coffee, which is rich in fragrance,
lavor, and harmless stimulation.
Coffee that, as the French say, makes a sad man cheerful,
i cold man warm, a warm man glowing, and an old man young.
Such Coffee can be had, if you take the trouble to find it out.
We have found it out and have it in stock, call on us and
earn of the merits of "Barrington Hall", "Vigoro" and "Siesta".
)ur Stock of Fancy and Staple Groceries is Complete
Specialties for Thanksgiving
je arriving and we are in position to supply the demands of the
nost fastidious with table delicacies.
Everything "good to eat" at
SOME OF OUR POLICIES: I
To be conservative. 
To pay four per cent. y.j
To calculate interest semi-annually. M
To bond every employee. (j
To be progressive and accommodating. I
To lend our money to our customers. j j
To treat our patrons courteously. 9
To be liberal and prompt. r
To secure business from all classes. t \
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TO DO BUSINESS WITH. j
Our institution is under the supervision of and regularly H
examined b}' the vState Bank Kxaminer. j j
The Bank of Prosperity, I
Pi osperity, S. C. 1
DR. GEO. Y. HUNTKR; DR. J. S. WIIKKUiR, j|
President. V. President. j
J. F. BROWNK, J. A. COUNTS, g
Cashier. Assistant Cashier.
FEW PEOPLE PAY ILLS
WITH CASH THESE DAYS I
Our customers know this.
A check account with this
Bank will eliminate any
difficulties of using your
funds as you wish. . . .
Your business will be welcomed
of Newberry, S. C.
.D.DAVENPORT, M. L. SPEARMAN, j