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A Terrible Tale. of Eviction That Calls Up
the Dreadful Pictures of Such In
cidents in Ireland.
Tales of evictions from honses
owned by G. B. Markle, the narra
tion of the death of a wife as a re
salt of an enforced removal from
her home, and the story of a mother
whose husband was killed in the
Markle mines, of how sie and her
two boys struggled years to pay the
Markles the back rent and coal bill
she owed them, were the principal
features of Tuesday's sessions of the
coal strike commission now in ses
sion at Scranton, Pa. The testi
mony as presented by some of the
witnesses whose lives are given up
to the coal mining industry was at
times pathetic and surprising to the
commissioners, who listened to it
with undivided attention.
After closing the Markle case the
representatives of the miners called
witnesses who had formerly been em
ployed in the mines of several com
panies to show that a blacklist ex
ists, and that some of the companies
had broken the agreement which
endedr the strike and resulted in the
appointmet of the arbitration com
mission. It is the intention of the
lawyers for the miners to take up to
morrow the conditions at the coller
ies of the Lehigh Valley Company
and others in the Razelton region.
Henry McColl, a Markle miner,
t-ld h6w his family, including his
m,ther in-law, who was a hundred
years old, was set out on the road
with their household goods. He
gave a graphic description of hon
he was ~irjured many times in the
<S mines. The company gave hini
nothing until after the employees
took up a collection for him, then he
was given $50, after being on the in
jured list for two years. The comn
pay took out of the collection the
rent he owed.
In answer to. other questions he
said that he was one of the thirteec
evicted by the Markie Compauiy,
Then followed the most pathetic story
yet told the commission. The old
i miner, decrepit from many injuries,
told under the examination of how
the eviction was carried on. The
wife was sick and her one-hnndred
year-old mother was blind and una
ble to yalk. The day on which they
were 'thrown out' was rainy. He tool
them tie best way he could to Ha.
sleton, seven miles away, and placed
them in a cold, damp' empty house,
"We were greatly worried because
of our having been turned out ol
our house and one night," the wit
ness said between sobs, "she died.'
- "She died?" exclaimed Judge
Gray, who was pacing to and frc
asross the room, as he quickly turnei
when he heard the man's last words
"Yes, sir, she died and I buriet
her yesterday."
No one cared to cross examine
him and Judge Gray said: 'Thal
is all, Mr. Coil, and that's enough.'
Mrs. Kate Burns, of Jeddo, told i
story of how she and her two boyi
worked thirteen years to pay off ar
accumulated house rent and coal bill
due to the Markle Company, the
narration of which deeply interestei
the commissioners. She was exam
ined by Lawyer Darrow and it
answer to his questions she said bei
husband was an engineer inside the
Markle mines. The husband was
killed underground, leaving her witi
four children, the eldest of whici
was a boy of 8 years. The company
never offered her a penny, but th4
employees gave her about $1b0 t<
defray expenses. After her husband
had been killed she moved from be,
four room house into one containing
only two, one room above the other,
and for the next six years she strug
. gled as best she could to get along4
She took in washing, scrubbed for
the neighbors and once in a while
she was given work cleaning the of
flee of the Markie Company. When
the eldest child was 16 years old she
sent him to the mines. At the end
of the first month the lad brought
home his wage statement, showing
that the mother owed $396 for back
rent. The boy's wages for the
month had been taken off the bill
and he came home empty-handed.
In the course of time her next boy
was old enough to earn a living and
he too, wasnt to the colliery.
Like the older brother, the second e
boy received no pay, his earnings be
ing deducted for rent. The mother
on the witness stand was by this
time welling up and when she added
that the money she earned for clean
ing the Markle office was never given
her, but kept by the company for
rent, the commissioners looked at
one another in surprise. She said it
took the three of them thirteen years
to make up the debt.
Constructed to Match the Decorations of
a Room-Often Cost $50,000.
[New York Times.]
When announcement was made re
cently that Charles M. Schwab had
paid $10,000 for a piano, many per
sons may have considered this to be
a large sum to pay for a musical in
strument. But as a matter of tact,
when it is explained that this par
ticular piano was made according to
Mr. Schwab's own design, to match
the general scheme of decoration of
the room, the amount is modest - in
comparison with some prices which
have been paid by other wealthy
New Yorkers.
Many of these expensive instru
nents are seldom played upon. They
are parts of the furnishings of the
room; ornaments purely and simply.
In the homes of the wealthy there
are often to be found three and four
instrat ents in different rooms, and
for these, when decorated according
to the design and fancies of the own
er, large sums of money, amounting
in some cases to $50,000, have been
paid. Here in New York alone are
many of these highpriced instru
ments in the homes of the rich. -
The cases are made of the finest
mater'il obtainable in the world, and
after they are put together and made
complete the different parts represent
the products and skill of many coun
tries. For instance, there may be
wood from South America or some
out-of-the way part of Europe. Work
men in London, Paris and other for.
eign cities may have spent months
in perfecting and fitting material.
All of which costs money and when.
the duty demanded by the govern
ment is added the reason for the
large price demanded may be appre
So far as is known by Mr. Stetson,
head of the firm of Steinway & Sons,
which firm probably deals more ex
tensilvely in decorative pianos than.
any other in New York, the demand
for decorated and ornamental pianos
far exceeds the ability to supply
them. Sometimes, according to Jos
eph Burr Tiffany, in charge of a
department devoted entirely to fil
ling these orders, it requires years to
meet the wishes of some customers.
The case of the ordinary piano is
made of various woods, but none o
these can be used for the piano waih
requires decoration. The most ex
pensive wood generally used for this
purpose is found in South America,
and is called carmena. Mr. Stetson
says there is but little of it to be
found in New York, and the demand
for it is large. Only small pieces of
the right veneer for use can be ob
tained, and these have to be put to
gather'before the decorator or pain
ter can begin work.
The large sums of 'money which
are paid to manufacturers for pianos
do not represent the total outlay.
Millionaires have sent to London,
Paris and Berlin for artists to come
to New York and paint the panels of
pianos for a certain room. Some
times the customer has to wait for a
long time before the necessary wood
can be secured'and matched to be
ready for the artist. When this is
accomplished the panels are turned
over to the painter, who after study
ing the decorations of the room in
which the piano is to be placed
starts to work. Meanwhile the wood
carver is busy, and he mnust also con
form to the designs of the furniture
in the room. In some cases several
wood carvers are employed in dif
ferent parts of the world.
The legs of the piano naturally
come in for the most elaborate dec
orations as far as the wood carving is
concerned. These decorations are
usually designed by the owner.
The most expensive piano in New
York at the present time belongs to
the estate of the late Henry G. Mar
quand, the banker. This piano cost
$20,000 to construct and $30,000
more to decorate. Well known ar
tists were engaged in its decoration.
It is a grand in muodel, resting on
there legs. Its construction occu
pied two years. After the wood was
sent to NTew Yoer the panels were
ient to a painter in Paris to be dee
rated with paintings.
One piano recently sold by a New
fork firm was purchased by Alexan
Ier Peacock of Pittsburg for $15,000
The metal used was imported from
Paris and involved the payment of
heavy duties.
Another has just been sent to a
man in Los Angoles, Cal., which
will cost the same amount. It is of I
the Louis XV. style, and in color is
of green and gold.
The late Cornelius Vandeebilt had
in his mansion at Fifth avenue and
Fifty-seventh street a piano which
cost $35,000. Two famous French
painters were employed to decorate
it, and it is of the 'most expensive
wood. J. B. Ollver of Pittsburg is
also the possessor of an instrutnent
the cost of which can be estimated
in the thousands. Mrs. Stuyvestant
Fish has a piano which cost sever
al thousand dollars, and the Gould
family are also noted for not alone
their number of pianos in their dif
ferent homes but for the rich decora
tions on the cases.
Palaces_of Edward VII.
[London Chronicle.]
To the many changes lately made
at Buckingham palace one other
might well, one thinks, be added.
And that is a change of name. True
the site was once occupied by the
house Duke of Buckingham built
thereon in 1703. But that occupa
tion does not seem to impose the
name of a subject upon a residence
bought by George III, rebuilt by
George IV and, though disliked by
William IV, at once adopted by
Queen Victoria as her London . resi
dence, and now, the fixed headquar
ters of the king and the prospective
headquarters, of our kings to be. No
wonder that foreign visitors are puz
zled by the unexplained retention of
a former and long irrelevant appel
lation. They ask for the Palais Roy
al and are met with a blank stare,
a shake of the head, or a statement
which leaves a proportion of them
under the supposition that his ma
jesty is the Duke of Buckingham.
Scarcely less appropriate would be
a cancelling at last of the name of
Marlborough house as applied to the
new hereditary residence of the heirs
apparent. Marlborough is a great
name, it is true; but it is a name
that the present owner has a very
natural right to put upon linters of
the new house he is building in Cur
zon street. No disrespect, then, is
inplied toward the great Duke of
Marlborough who built it in the first
decade of the eighteenth century,
and gave ''Sarah, duchess," the
right to point over the way to Buck
ingham palace and to speak of
Neighbor George." In 1817 it was
bought from the Churcbills for the
Princess Charlotte and Leopold,
afterward king of the Belgians. ILa
ter Queen Adelaide was its occupant.
Her name or his would be at least as
apt as that of Marlborough for the
house each had inhabited. But Al
eandra house-the name of the first
Princess of Wales to live under its
roof-might well give the house a
title which would also be a welcome
private and public commemoration.
An Unchanged Bill.
[New York Times.]
Ex President Gates, of Amherst
College was a man with three sail
ient characteristics-belief in com
pulsory worship as a means of grace,
nicety of language and a fond
ness for bargain hunting that
was almost feminine. As illus
trative of the latter it is told that on
a certain occasion, Mr. Gates
bought for $3 a pair of trousers that
had been marked at $6, and had
them charged. The first of the
month a bill came:
"To one pr. pants $3."
Mr. Gates crossed off the "pants"
and substituted "trousers," then re
mailed the bill. The first of the
next month another bill came in:
"To one pr. pants $3."
This time the bill was returned, as
before, but with the following le
Dear Mr. Thompson-I am al
ways careful about the language I
use, and like other people to be the
The first of tbe third month Mr.
Gates received a bill:
"To one pr. pair pants, $3."
This time he went in person to
visit Mr. Thompson. He explained
his position. Thompson looked at!
him a moment and then replied:
"Pres'dent Gates, I've been in thbe
olothing business for twenty-five
years, an' during them twenty.five
years everything in my shop above
$5 has been trousers and everything
below $5 has been pants. It's pants
you got, and, begad, sir, it's pants
ou'll pay for."
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General banking business ransacted
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J. W. M IMuNS. Asst. C'r
S. C. BEA' TIE, Receiver.
In Efect June 8 1902.
netween Anderson and Walhalla.
Mixed. Mixed
vo. 9 No. 12 Stations. No. I1 No. 9
.M. A. M. P. M. A. M
3 10 95.5........Belton.. ...... 3 20 10 60
2 48 98S.......&nderson F. D........ 8 40 1110
2 45 930........ Anderson P. D....... 3 45 1116;
925........West Anderson...... 3 49 ........
... 9 09...............Denver............. 3 59 .... .
....... 9 02.............Autun............... 4 05 ........
. 8 55 ...........Pendleton ........... 4 11 .......
...... 8 47 ..............Cherry............... 4 18 ........
. 844...............Adams............... 421 ........
8 28 .....Jo-dania Junct ...... 4 33 ........
. 8 25........Seneca............. 4 ;5 . .....
4 40 ........
....... 805........ ..W est Union ......... 5 04 ........
. 800........Walhalla............ 609 ......
All regular trains from Belton to Walhala,
iave precedence over trains of same class
ioving in the opposite directton unless oth
arwise specified by train order.
Will a so stop at the following stations to
ake on and let off passengers: Phinney's
James and Sand Springs.
J. No. ANDE UN, Superintendent
Mialestou ad estern Caroina Rv Co.
Augusta and Ashevillo Short Line
Schedule in Effect July 6, 1902.
Leave Augusta..............10 0am 2 65 p m
arrive Greonwood.........12 44 p m .............
- Anderson ......................... 7 I0p m
Laurens............ 1 p m 10 30 a m
Waterloo (H. 8.)... 1 12 pm .............
Greenville............12 22 pm 9 30 am
Glenn Springs...... 4 45 p m ..............
Spartanburg......... 8 30 p m 9 00 a m
Saluda......... ....... 88 p m .............
Hendersonville..... 6 08 p m ............
Asheville.............. 7 15 p m ........
Leave Asheville............... 7 05p m .
Spartanburg .....12 01 a m 3 80 p m
Glenn Springs_...10 00 am .............
Greenville ...........12 15 p m I 45 p m
Laurens.. ............ 2 05 p m 6 0p=m
Arrive Waterloo (H.8.)... 2 33 p m .......
Greenwood............ 2 51 p m 7 45 pm
Leave Anderson ......................... 7 25 a m
Augusta................ 5 20p m 11 85 a m
Leave Comn bia............. 1120 am
Newberry.............. 12 42 pm
Clinton .......... 125 pm
Arrive Greenvill 3............ 8 5 pm
Spartanburg........ 8 30 pm
Glenn Springs...... 4 00 pm
Leave Glenn Spiings...... 1000 am
Spartanburg......... 1201pm
Greenvill .............
Arrive Clinton.. ...............222 pm
Newberry ..............806 pm
Columbia............ 4 30 pm
Fastest and Best Line between Newberry
and Greenville, Spartanburg and G:enn
Connections from Newbe'ry via Columbia
New berry and Laurens Railway.
For any information, write.
ERNE -T WILLIAMS, Ge". Pasm. A gt.,
Augusta, Ga.
T. M. - c L Traffic Manager.
O~~~ is t 1
(E istern Standard Time.)
Southbound. NortLbound.
Scht dule in Effect August 25th 1902
8 40 am Lv Atlanta (s.A.L) Ar. 8 50 pm
10 50 am Athens 6 19 pm
11 E5 am Elberton 5 17 pm
12-55 pm Abbeville 4 0i pm
1 22 pm Greenwood 8 35 rm
2 l5ps.. Ar Clinton (Dn'r) L. 2 4 pm
(C-aW 0-)
10 00 am Lv Glenn Springs Ar 4 00pm
12 15pm 8Daanburg 880 pm
2 2 pm G'reenville 8 26pm
1 12 pm 1aero368 pm
1 in m ar Laurens (Din'r) L12 i7 pm
22 53 52 85
Day7 Prt D1y Ft -
Ex Sun Ex Sun
A P.M. * PM. AX
600 202ALv Laurens Ar 150 500
61t0 2071" Parka Ar 142 4 0
6 4) 2 22 ..Clinton.. 180 4 30.
658 281 GoldyIlle 117 851
708 24:3 ..Kin.ard.. 110 340
717 249 ...Gary... 106 331
726 254 ..Jalapa.. 100 322
800 . 310 #ewberry 1246 300
825 321 Prosperity 1282 222
8 42 3 34 ....811ghs.... [2 23 2 02
8 55 3 39 Lt.Mountaini 12 19 1 ~
9 15 8 51 ...Chapin... 1209 1 %
9 24 8357 Hilton 1202 t 29
9 29 4 01 White Rock 13i5 1 24
937 4(-7 Ballentine 1154 11!5
9 52 4 17 ......Irmo..... 11 46 0
10 02 4 2: ..Leaphart.. 11 44 L' 4
10 30 4 4ArolumbiaL'v13 20 12 a
pm am
4 55 LvColtun bla (A.C L.)Ar u1;
6 20 Bumter 9 5
9 20 Ar Charleston Lv 7 00
Trajnq563 and 62 arrive a' d depart fror
new union depot.
Trains 22 ar d 85 feom A. C. L. freight depct
West Gervais stre et
For Bates, Time Tables, or further informna
tion call on any Agant, or write to
President. TrafBec Manag.-r
Sot. Agt. Gen' F'rt.& Pass 'gt.
Columbia. S. C. Wilmington. E' 0
WILMINGTON, N. C., July 21st. 4.2
Through Trains Charleston to Greenville
No. 62. No. 58.
7.00 am.....Lv...Charleston, 8.C......Ar 9.20) pm
8.36 am .....Lv.... Lanes........ .... Ar 6."0 pm
9.0 am.....Lv..tr..... ....e.......Ar 4556pm
11.10 am.....Ar....Columba....Lv 3.46 pm
12.2 am.....Ar..Prosperity....Lv 2.24 pm
2.2pm.....Ar....Newberry......Lv 2.10Opm
1.25 pm....Ar.... Clinton...... Lv i.25 pm
1.47 pm.....Ar...Laurens...........L 2.10 pm
3.25 pm.....Ar....Greenville...Lv 12.22 pm
3.0 m....r.a.r...partanburg ........Lv 12'15 pm
No. 53 Arrive Sumter 6.15 p m; Qeorgetown
Daily 19.15 p m; Florence 7.50 p wr; Darlingtn
4.5 't.l5 p m; Uartsville 9.1l0 p nx ; Bennetts
P t ville 9.87jm; Gibon1.80 pI;Fayel te
ville 10.2, p m; WI'mington 11.26 p zr;
Rocky M' unt 12.46 am; weldou l.5 an;
Peterab-. ga8. 6 a; m;lchmond 4.l2 am;
SWashin on 7.54 am: New York I.68 pmn.
o. 54 Arrive su!ter 8.20 aml; Florence 9.35
Daily am; Da~ lington 10.80 am; Cheraw 11.46
6.66 em; W desboro 260 pm; Hartsvil e
A M L1.20 am Marion 10.53 am; Willmington3
1 40 pm icayetteville 12-36 pm; Rocky
Mount 3.50 pm; Weldon 4.53 pm; Fe
t'.rsburg 6.44 pm; Richmond 7.45 pm
Washing'ton 1.40 pm; New York 7.14 am
Pullman Sleeping Cars New York to Tampa
Pullman Dining Car. New York to Savannah.
For rates, schedules, etc write
W. J. C.aig, '2en. Pass. Agt., Wilmington
NT M. Emerson, Traffic Manager, Wiming
H. M. Emerson, Asis't TraffBc Manager, Wil
mington, N. C.
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"Special Brand" Corn Whiskey, $ 1.25
"Popua Log" Corn W .ike 1.50
"Ppua Log," Old, Smoh
Mellow ............. 2.00
"Private Stock," 4-qt. cae. 2.50
"Private Stock," 12-casecase 7.00
"Hunting Creek" Ry,12-qt. case 7.00
"Old Hunting Cre" Rye 12-qt.
case ............*.. 10.00
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Lv Glenn Spriags............. ... 9 00 a m '
Roenbuprnk...... ......9.. ... 4
Lv Spartanburg......... ..-.~ 41
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