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VOL XVI ANNINGS. C.. WVEDNESDAY, JANUAR .10.N.2 SOMF GOWU IAlViCE Given by Pead.n Mi:r cf - Wtatt Neg-c.!_A r c ag TO TME R PEOPLE The N g-; Mu Wok Om ! Cwn Des. ify. Advs. a Fru gayi.-s A q zsa;n cf P;:p-y. The Exposition grou:ls 3t Chazles ton on New Year'- day wiTh Lhe excep tion-of the race track was in the posee sion of .be eo:ed people. Tae s. tendance was Irgo ad well behve:1. The negro buidi as tur ed over o the exposition di-eators by 1). W. D. Crum of Charleston, a colored physi cian, with an appropriate address. The ora&or of the day was President T. E. MinEr of the Sta'e Collego, lo cated at 0:angzbu:g. who wa! hstened to with intorvsi b. a: rresent. President MiiLz opened with a glow ing tribute to Lacem, the eacecipa tor of kis racm, U.d to Fred DCuZas, "the greates, negra tha: zs ever seen the light f -a. lJ this cr in any other coutry," and there ,et :c:tn the great benefts to ecm to Uarleon etic m. '!he Exposittr. Of the negro's part in this enterpise he said: "Have wo, th> r.:.ee, had a p. ce asSgnd u? Have we cono anr ttung to assist yC? lave yon rememb red ux? Hsve lou reqpcnded tC Cur re quest? Yes, gentlemen, ne-ro nuscle and brain have reponded to your every call in every flEid or 1a8zor that , cu have assigned thcm here. I am to- cun of the way in :aytrg tbat two-thi.:s a ihe work cn grcuat, - buxuditg! and laas have been cone by the hanics and the head of rcgro lazorers and nccusnics. At times ithy have liLrsiiy ewarmes every por.eon cf tis gro: shoV, are pretsed, answernm mrv.ry bee at-d cal from you gentleei at- d ys r assist ants. Yes, you have reme :ercd u! and giver uas a bolieg free cf cost. located m a spot that is the moet beau tiful -of any por-ion c7 the grounds of our grana show. Yes, ycu have given ever) tmn we have seked for; we have only faiinc to get what we have ,evtr requestca. No men, situated as cu have been, could have .r would tave done mcr.:, and in tbe rF.me et f:ne million Cgroes of this c~untry, I thank Ion, gentlemen, 1 thatLk 30U over much." TaLag up the race question and the history ot the negro, the speaker eaid: "*Thank God, cur freedom 1s recognizd as a bietssag to the South, and Ged is God and right is right, the diy ia bound to dawn upon us ,,hen evar> right that follo-ve faithfu: mcrv;ce and fi:ness will be freely atd lovingly ex tended to us by our rn1crs. I am a negro, and if it were nt that I was convinczed that we must remsiz hare i! the beuth, relyirg upon assistarce Lhat mut cme from within, yet at all times making the best of every cipo~iunity, I would reave the United States, sn at once. For oh: my peop*le, the w aite man oft the South :s the white man of the Northt act; the white man of the Soute is the white man wherever the American eagle spreads its wings. "We have friends across MIason and' Dixon's lire. fThey have spent their treasures to assist in elevating us, buL we have them byv the m;idons nad around us on this side of the line. But we must not expect too much from a race that has a heavy load of pcverty and ignoranCe, placea on tneir sho:d era by a slasvery arnd the v~: cf t--c aix ties. "We must not forget that it is the law of nations, se unehangeable as the sun in its ecurse, that, i: all ocuni~ries, after great upheavels and f or a long time trereafter, it is the wcakzr ele mrent er race in society that enfiere mostly ano bears the hardest b-uruen ol the struggle. Our Heaver-y Father knows that at times in the last thirty ocd years our lot hias been a nard and a try:ng~ ont; but the only thing that murpris me, with my knowlecge of the laws of nations and pcolitical econo n~y, is that we have fared so well at the hanes of the S.>uthern vlite men. And in time our curts ard tur saw makers i see that the ra1?:end man asement iiil keep the nem,: caches oiean andi free froxs cirt; tin y w:u see that n.hue flen are notL pt:mitted to miake the rnegro ecaches the-:r whiskey drinking tcomes an tneir nmking per.. They he.ve sep-.:e.z na m travil aas they w~ii :r t:ne-bu: oh, may G~d hess~cn t i e dsa-ee thatwae ave cis c:Le:,.s are. as eerrfortab> carches sa morey they ac. No SoCAL F.QLiYr. the:.,.st r ~. eert ci2 ntr laocer rour.. Ly rcu:.u; a.i. It :::..a thing as ceira. tqel' an; -re at ail be to t:.1. a~ bo itniz wec ra: - :r x n~ 1; Lciiv a the e. jz:ent i .sie p maniy M-. power-- intely a r a o cohn the ar e-cIa even av'e - is wiLtrm cur garc. to r~h -n wreng, Lu: i; er~nn -~r -yeok ing atd fau. finde. a esi ag-maae er 'y fa l t:Ar scs or byU sain s-p.:ey e lesss i a'r hel ho -I wrea all ofate -.i tbsvtcmhe '.-a fors a cooed the a enfor as -a;--0-er~ muoicom fndremasin o ory e rie e in ier virtue, iuta .d frugali y We '&v7 been inusu3tri ces e. h ery adeus miserable p . fl-uates The fcu!daion of all ra e ss b en, is now and CVAi tille foi. FRCGALITY IS PRoPS1-EaITY "S=ow mI a pp;e ;hat is f'uZal and I Will tho y u a people tat iN strong Virtuous, wethy a-d hapny. Bat ever, cor.le, anywLere under the ann, thln make 'no t-,ug'ht for to ar, ni 3p:.c all ihoy mneS from d.y jo day, 7eck to z:-, yar to year, is weak of ef rEsp teat in self rlianc, weal in c ai lony aSpirations, and last. out no last weak in c arioter wiol is the sr bonum of elevi-ed citi zenship. A people who h.as nothin but w they mze atd spet-d frou day to ds- as, at all timec, in ihe ex ii t Zen c et r-a L-.... 2s. f ,-.: d tor, rzce-ai re t hef protetion and benefit of 'he lawi ani ,E3 ineitutions of their land. Theri i no reople sywhare that 7orks har der or more faiLhfuily than dces the ne gro. EXvery fair minded man who work! hiim will bear testimony to this, bat the :astitution of slavary h%3 maiis hin a zperdthrift, and until we eradicate that chiefest of ali vices we shall nevei amenut to what we eught to bs as E producing constituent of Americar tArft and greatners LODE NOT ABROAD "M.!y people. it is ueless For u t( cry to the whi:c men who are noz a our doors for hep, kecause all we sha! kCr get from any one cf them z(4ehaoc to labor) we have b .en for years receiv ing at our doors. There i- no remedy for the ill we bear beyond the hmis of oar precine'. o3unty cr S:ste Whal is the use to cry for heil! he'q! from without when in reality, there is nc help fov us r thera Let vs, m3 reope, oninue to live in niiy and fr-:cip with cur white neighborD ; :.t - srve them i use them; It -i bear -irh tbem and f -bear f -r the'm; :et r3 aik all we can and s;end as "it .r- possibl,; let rs buy their lade ana get as =uch c it as we cr; let u; !ave ,ur money and 1 u: mour-y into rail r:ad stock. My people, *f we own ay portion of the stocks of any one of the :ailroads runnirg into our state we would have a frend in the railroad counCiL poe?.errl enough to see that oun coaches are freo from abbh and stench We would be able to Lave &ur coachie! ir'ed from the sw-a&y. greasy, be smeared railroad rection hands as.d other laboring hards of the raikas system. Corporations are heartle~s ihe respectable por,ion of our white cir zecship dces not om3 into our coaches to drink and to smoke; hee we have no wli'e persons to see t'e condiiicn of cu: o .chEs who are stron :noUg t to dLmatd from the railroa1 compares what the law gives us, qil s:ommodations in our cosches wah the whie pecple. "rho asy to remedy these evils is to 1uy r;ilrord stcok and have a voice in the mant geme::t, for they will not shut s cur zc. out. kor c.rery evil under the cun, There's a remedy or thero is ncne. 1' -.here is one, find it; If 0.ere is none, d not mind it." "I h.ve found the remed; for ail our evils, :nd it is frugality. "ic other words, it is thL willirgness and power to save, to save, to ccumu late, to buy stock in railroads by all means; to buy stoek in any and all the honesa enterprises of our Southland. We have obeyed father Abraham's ad monition to follow the avenues of laboz and work therein, but in the words of the prophet Hagai, 'We have labored and have been paid, ba': we have baa a hole in the bags" during our exis ~ense as American citizens. CAN RUN A COTTON FACTORT. "I ean locale a cotton iactory in ticde water Carclina and operate it with ne ro hands, nal m::ke more money on he uppital invested than has been or can be made with tihte hands in the counties of Anderson, Riehland, Ches er, Greenviile, Spartanbu-g, Cherokee, Lork or Udnon, and couton factories have always paid in the eauntis named. "I h~ave studied the conditions sur roudng the facto~ies in upper Care lna and frnow~ for a certainty that the coditions for making money in cotton feetories with negro labor in lower Car *alina are superior to those in~ upper Caiolina, where white laber is em pcyed. "I am not asking to displace the white labor of the up-country with ne ro larbor but I want the moneyed men f the world to know that the chances to mike IronEy in cotton factories with egro labor in lower Carolina and Goria are two to one in cur favor. Lt any body of men who want to make money in cotton factories, hanul over fist, call on me, and if, the y have had any exoerience in the business lIlI can vince them that lower Carolina is the ukc for thiem to build their factorics ned ge: ri thereby. NO MONUMXENT TO THE NEGRO "Nom s:.amg.we nave answereG to evtry call s:d stoodp in everyfight thi. - atioa has neglected ta commnem "I Washwoa there is a great 'ig ban!i: g~ knon as the~ penion build i e . isy rdei with aen s of pictures samnti .v- of the war between the r- : hihet to the lorot-t rank, an eitd thm0ea, but they aso 0ht soldi . Eury deed of valor Wicee wi' the csvy 'a the'reor, r. rmyc, at d 'enrm th~e hih * - - es t .he lowt rm'I ar thereo dae .. ', o ticuhhe a:te M::. thsn to'ony rid tbegttt thof am -aic ser in tre: wuias sidi iT a "ies, bu s2r in hatd.pane ze :n W arot) por'.r atpiged.I '-hr he in ts pure at lc? O ye.Eu nyi3 h g arb o a driver He sop:-a s tr g esincm -o Wyho a itha piearec -m eh was a Waer b.y ac wait :^f P:: '? Ds" qusn n~urst 2 *m a byI~ the' iare; : historanB ai theuae.'d s heiurgo~tv reo in hist n. e i: to lie by~l the ai 1Cr-i, ya r nthe tono art Ilie a umij' tnere sno-v yout i mhe 01L pr b tho sile of a Conifederate mannum-t a ft * ere~td by a.. e- A' 1 ert 1f5 .r commemorativo of th; *-r vie '3 and fielhty of the Pcgree e0 --te Sth during 'he st:xago of the - .st C use. Beer with me 1lt derix' I portion cf that ns'ifinent testimoni to nez-o worth. to niyo character. O,1 --ne 6id- is a dewription, tcalling any tin.a monu- ent waz erected there i the city pal pk. an i whm; on snAher a is a hasvest sceno, Wltl the sum at : s.ai, au.d a nirO s'ted on a 1 a s:Cs in hani preparing to eat his no.3n m-361 in :ntentmen1, and QOher e-ide is a great IeM houe with c-e, pi-zz% and broad steps, with a beratiful lawn and invisizg walls Ssated on the steps is a negro woman wnh a conotenance beaming with smiles ani loving care for in her arns Sis neotied a - m white bab,. Along the !."k i% t'a ciiid's cirt with i one whetl iff, at d over the doorway is the dova of peace. The whole scone prtsents a ballowed aspect such as ca2 only be witnessed where fidulity, love, contentment and gratitude are en thronc d 'Yes. my pecple, this moument was erected by Cap:. White of Fort Mill, and in time more will follow this one. "Lat u-, ih-,. be up and doing, With a heat I.r any fate; Sill achiving, stii pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait." A BRVE aCT A Policemsn Risks His Life to Save a Man. The Charleston Poat say Acting S-r g.r.t of Police B d-t and Thomas Walker, white, a rzainter by profession, were the heroes Naw Yasr Eve of one of the mest thrilling resca:s ia mid air on reccrd snywhere. Ic ws a fest :hiob rc qiired sp'er-did :crve, physies' srenFcr. and cndurtncz. aid the sorL Svhwrvery that eru.he's the rum of tfe-iMisZ who irsiest hapt the daI of hcro:.c eeds are over Azd to -h' darmg szt of tLee two m. n, Tihomas Peepes, a revo pai er. who frtiod 'hile piIiag the ttepIe of the R. Matthews G% rm:n L.t?:nran Chrch, in Ch;rlstoz, owes his 11a. Pro.ady file hunited persons ri'nesscd the rscue. Peoples and Wa'ker were both at work *ou thm !..eepic, standing ca a Swinging seaff ),d at least 170 feet a'cove the ear;h, when the negro topri cvyr in a swoon. He was in deadiy psril. His inert body waR lying on the edgs of the te!ffold. Withbout a momen:ts liesitation. Walker swung himarii from his secaffold to the c1c. n wh ich Peo ples lay. Thz double weight me1e the frail suppnrt sway frightfuiy. Walker eiutched the nzrr and yelled for hlp. Acting Sergeant Benat heard the cry and rcsponded qaially. He 2aw jt both men were in direst dar-gar. procured a rope sad climbda up into the steeple. In ordcr o get his ro'pe to Walker he had to take ohaices wh.-ih iLTAlved the possibihty of b.ir~g hured to death on the flagttones below. An immense crowd had gathered and watched with a feeling of sickening dread ilhe siruggile to save the ncgro. To add to the peril of the cituation the negro partially revived and became de lirious from fright. He labored unzder the delusion that he had wings ied wanted Walker to turn him loose ar-.d let him fly. The temptation was prob aby a savere one to the white pair.. .r, but he neld on. By dint of strenuous exertion lae managed to catch the rope tat the act ing sergeant fiata to him. The ncgro1 was then lowered safely to the ground amid the cheera of the enthusir~stic s.etatorR. INegroes not Liked. IThe peopie of Sydnoy, Nova Sc ytis, aparendy~ do not take kindly to the impioration of negro1:-.borers fronm Ala osma. A number of negroes were re cenuly taken from the Ba-minghamn die ~rict by the Dominion Coal and Iron company to work in and about the fur ra*ea at Sydney. A di=.patchi from Sydney to the Nova Scotia Hera~d, published at Halifax, says, in part: "i'he Herald learns that temporary quarters are already being prepared for ~ne negroes that the Dominica Iroa. and S&ect company are bringing here iom Alabama. The partioniar work to which these people wil i~e assigned is about the ovens- work that expodes L-1e abore to; the. most intense heat, a feature that made it ebjectionabe to home labor. The Heralc. is aao mif rm ed thr.t resid::ms nernr tue ceik8 ovens wli protesi nmcst strorgly against the impona.tOn, -.his pro:cst c:min.g iargely 1from own..s of re.1 estate there." Con urare drepage.1ses: "-Whenth;y ar brought in in arge nu'ubera they wilno: ca:oke d upes as a .sree clas of imos andtheir takes u .-nrabode near the coke ovens wil iiv nv a serio.us deterimenta1 efhe. upon he people." I Two Were Killed. I Ai a resuit of a througi passenger rrsn cn t.e B3lsimore and 0 i0 rea jmpi.ag thc rek ncar Pittur P. We.r.day, t~co mnar desuan na=se2se: n~oi af- ?ee t 84 % is w~as y~f . e~iue :rsm, camzzi tw> c:-s a., leeper an Puumsn cair er, 10 goL:g doin tha gesp gr..de one' and .:ie-ai muis ves of WG.n c3e, the engi;ne. fromcau'sea ye::un ex laintd, jaa~pri the track at h urve Ad the entire zrain pued ontp ofit Prob-,by nmo only trhing taet ~rvme.d a dletale deaK.L 'un wa ;as fact ta. athev vesicale cars idotbrest upt in sicg over the em A Brave Man. ~F-e e~n, 50 year3 old, srnd a e I jow : c n as o'Bsem re un.gua and ro:tads's e -ixper oft entcrd:ning rfour mna.i i IMr. Feguson e first and. secnd wives Idiedi. his third wifeO was ior0cd a.d hi is iaow :iricg happi'a with his font'1 .gifs.H isoc- fruhndiytermswinth th-e mohere of all his wive3 an decide to invite all of them to his New Year's A FATAL FRWLIC. Threa Men Dal-ced to Their Death a: abin~s. NARROW ESCAPE OF A LADY, Whse Husband ini One Zcn Was Killad and Arolher Son D-sptrately Wounded. A De:Iorab!- Affair. The Augusta Herald sys a grewsome story c-sme to Augata Wedfsday rnoning, as the finae a New Y-ar's Eve dac, at the house of Mr. Jesse Griffin, at Robins, S. C., on t're Port Royal rcad. A general shooting took p1a&c, a a rerut f which Mr. George Dunbar and his 19 year old son and Mr. Fletcher Bennett iie dead, and Mr. Ar thur Bennett, another son, lies in an extremely dengerous condition, at the hospital, in this city. with two bullet wounds in his body, and the heart brokon mother barse escaped with her life. Tho story, as told Ly relatives of th participants in the dfficulty nd others' who cme to the city, from Robin, Wtdnesday morning, ii that the youig folks of the neiyhborhood had arranged for a 'hristma; holiday danop, and that Mr. Jesse Griffin, who lives sjcui a inie from the little railr7ay s'tion, coasenced for the dance to be given &a his residence, because is contaicec irrge rooms, esp.oi&dy saited fir a dtce of this kind SAME OLD QUARREL The early part of the evenins hrd been pleasantly er .yed, and the con psny was forming and ukiog pa::ern icr a qu;re danoe. Mr. Archor Dubir. yourg white man, about twen Y Ore yeira cid, was the first one ona the fLor wiLh his pirtner, uen a man, by 're .me cf Coub, esme in, ard ,t0:t di reetly in front of Mr. Danbar. Tne uing Iman beoaume off-nced at b srd resented it by pustog jbbo ( 01 nan w.y. Mr. Georgo Dubar, the aber of th- yeu man, nozi.-IC.' t. d.i.ulty, sad, seairg that a fight wa bout to take place, paibd hic pistvi oat of his pockez. Mr. Grdffi, in whose esdence the shcoting coeurrid, wma naeirg cioe by, and, as soon as he aw MNr Danuar's pistol in hii i~and, ha rushed up, and cuc2eedcd in ge ting it away from Mr. Danar. In a few mo enve, there was a grest deal of onfa ion, and the ladies present were hur ied out of tne room. THE FIRING BEGINS. Fieteher B nnett, tno.her of the gnuSs at tie dance, rushed up, and, iking the pistol from Mr. Griffin band, began fling. George Krkiand waa :tardi ., on de porea inst nu!-.ide )f th dance room, and as soon as he beard the fist shot, he rushed in, and, aing out hix p.so!, he, too, beg-n fir g. In thI extreme exeitaiensi that revailed for a few minutes, is was im ossibie to tell which way any of the men were firing, so far as can be learn ;d. Mr. GQo, -* Danbar was the firat me shet--and before the eyes of his ife. She s. e him fall, and, rushing n, fell prostrate over his body. While n this positiono, someone firad another ihot at the then dead body, and the >llet gras 3d the belt of Mrs, Dunbar, ut did nlot injure her. THREE PLOPLI DEAD. As soon as the firing oessed, and the ofusionl subsided a little, it was found ha Mr. Danbar and his 19 year-old ion, Harry, had been shot dead, as had 'iecher .Bsnnett, while Arthur Dan ir 1.ty nearby, in a pool of blood, also sis apparontqy lifeless. It was found, oever, that he was still alive, but aneously wounded, one ball having assed thronga his abdomnen, and an ther having taken elfect in the left reast. 'The yourng man was brought .o the city, this morning, by Dr. Elhis, f obins, and taken to the hospital, here Dr. W. H. Doughty, Jr., per %,rmed an operation and dressed tne wounds. W hat his chances for recav ry are cannot be defiaitely stated, as e, but it is thought that they are THE BAND FLED. Mr. Jesse Griffia had been in Au usa, yesterday, to procure a negro .sna, for the purpose of furnishing Lusic at the bali. Tha barnd went to ie bail. Wuen thi firing took place, it is said that the musicians find from he hal. 'They may ha.va come back :o Augusta, or gai.e elsewhere, bra h' uave not been heaid from, it ic -Tired of Life. The Columbia Rae.-d sa~ys Mr. John Sanon nied at nis nomne on (_*i , .rewL Wednesnay afterrnoou under oir umase5 whien later cevelo'p.: ti' e had commmeLLd suiciae by tarin huaanum.. DLr. A. B. Koovtoa at s~u bia ar.a dia all in bza pow*er to save Lne unio:Luast man, but nlia f ort were unav.,iiable. Upon his re prr of tne cironnsancas, tne curenier ieardto Lola no 1542i0st- The d. eaed hwas iivced here ior over twe~n-y years. leaves a wif.; and three childreni. Despoiled Graves. A dispatch from Bradotcon, N. Y., aya Arnna Bail Headsrar, coar,-,d, me yea::g mu.. 'of Willi~m Hendconn i in thae ouny jail, cauiged with rob bi: c me6Lor1as. Fo nmatimd flowers, rbons and vahes have beau E~md and dileets have fastened the theite upon the yong; wonaan. A seorca of her home reveale~d yards and yards of ri.abons, which have b-:en aboiu. bon giots, and many pretty yatecs an.d jar jinir, which wt.re in use am hioushoid deuraLions. A Big Year's Work. Two sistrs of Atchinson, Kans., l.ucdma~ last year three thoucsand prr of lec curtains, and bid fair to xezd that numnber this year. In ad disoa to tr-.uis, the'n ener itg wor.:er mlso did up a urge numbsz of piaces of floe laces of all dcerip tions. The fame of the laundreeses ie widepread. andi work is sent to them frm ali parts of their State. Mrs. Kiopft, the senimr partner, begins he! work as 6 o'olock every morning, and rm ne it at a late hour at night. XUALWu MN A Mad Jeweler Shoots Women ani Claildren. Louis Bitz-r, a jewehlr of Turnei' FaiE, Mnas., TPesday shot five porsons two of whom, his clerk, Miss Ida Co lumbe ard Bizer's five-year-old son are dead. Kis other victimsq were hi wife, Christirm, and his two daughters Anuie, abont 16 year3 of age, and Car rie, 12 years old. There is evidence that it wa Bitz~r's purpose also to taki his own nife, but his prompt arrest ap paretly .revented him fmm earryinl out his purpose. He is about 35 yer of age. From a note left in his atoe by Bit zer, it appears thas while he was clean itg a revolver the erespon was dis charged a:cidentally and tbe bullet hi Miss Olumbe in the head, kiiirii he: ioEtantly. Overcomc by the situarion Bi;zer zpparentiy rushed to his home htiesm and wild wih excitement ar began the work of exterminaiing hii I family. T!he little boy, ill in bed with th4 n easies. was shot and killad. The 16 year-old daughter, Annie, wa .7ouided through the mift hand and it the ear, The 12 year old daughter Carrie, was sot threugh the neck Mrs. Bitzr was hit in the face, the but let passing through the nosae. The sound of the shots brough! ne.ighbors into the house and BiLze was arrested. fho police belicve that Bi'z'r is in eane. The note which they ,eand it his store after the affair was almost at incoherst Jumblo o' words. After tell ing of the shoctig of Miss Columbe, Bitzer wrote that tne had determtred t go to his home and er.d the !Ives of bii wife and ciidren and his own. H asked that at his funeral the hymn, ".Narer, My God, to Thee," be Eue-g aa wiahea cbt his property shouid be given to hi, brother a.d to hu moh.er, and ended the letter with an ex presion to the effeo "God would no nnt blame a men for doing what he had done. hubstantially the Eame story was told by B.tz-r after his arest. Blt z.r was taken to 'the Fzacklin conQ.y jad in G:eeniald. Freds o' Btzor aver that he gas insarc wbn he I omii cd the murders, bUt -he diers, ettr a careflci inveaugation, sas tant bhey have rcoared no evzaiaew to bear out tam. claim. Blaer is said to be financially em batrabsed in the jaweiry business. Minor matters are eiked by the towns peepze to show that B,.s r had acted strargy for ieveral months. Car Output Last Year, During the year 1901 toi varioua car buiding works in the United matiA will have huitz, altsgethcr, 142.514 cars or ll kinds, t..iargea& output for any one year, and 18,308 more that iu 1900, asCFrding to the R 3bi1rosad Grz 3te. Teie fi~urcs, of courte, do not ino-ude oars butit by riIroAds at threir own shops. Oas th 142,514 oats, 130,339 are freihs, 2,089 passenger and 5M8 scr.es cars, for use in this country, ana 4,359 freight, 85 passengsr and 507 street oars for ex port. The figares for pasenger cars incude 202 ar"d for street cars a few for elevated service. Last yenar the total output of these works was 121,106 ars, as followa: 113,070 freight cars, 1 515 passenger and 6,091 street cars for use here, and 2,561 freight, 121 passenger an~d 784 street cars for ex port. Mlost of the figures for both years are official and in the absence of direct information ,,e have estimated caref al ly from data, which makes it certain our to:als are not far from correct. In anal zing the returns it wil. be Eeen tbat a large proportion of the incrCL3e over last year is in freight cars, while the output of street oars is loss, Tne primar~y resson for the latter is, natu raily, the .aok of demand by the street railroads; but some of the builders of teet cars have been kept busy on heavy cqnipment for snbaroan eitetrie and elevated service, offsetting the de crease in ords for smaller ears. Of tne 134 748 cars built for freighit str vice, 27.843 were either steel or had steei unerirames. We do not know the ex act proportions cf each, but it is safe to say that nearly four- fifths are of steel throughout. Last year the totals were 14,464 all steel and 4,140 with steel une-,rframes only. Abeut 1,000 of Lhe steel cars built in 1901 were sent aoroad, An Engine Exploded. A boiler in an engine of the Central Iof Georgia railwap exploded in te shops in ahemn, Ga., ThuredaY mera lg, killing nve men-ocitriget sn'1 t.aily inrmng eleven etaera, iheee ofr whom wem p-a:>ably die. The heads or tvo o~ Ithe vicsims were blown compietely oli :,rd were found one hundred feet from the bodies. A negro pamning ias top o the round hause was olown one hua" ded yares. His bocy was reducd te ani unrecognizale maes of human flesh. The stioa broke every winduw in tag b:lding at the coraer of P'o;Aar arma Fruh aireets, iva niocks irom where the explosion occurre~d. Cuban Elections. The centra! bcoard of trutiny has mde publec the felicowing returns c1 8e elocuans he-ld in Cuos, D::o. 3L Tuomnas Erada Pnles, we~ iNational iht candida1te for tee ,residency of Cubs en 55 eleorr, whie Gee. Mlaio, Dem crodle ea'.idate, wlno writhare v fzou I .i compieg-, hmas ei-ga electora. Seno: Pamae teeered :ne ulnaniml-' elexors deegagions from the pr.,vinesa of ilia nta Cbkra, and ozce eka-or fron Perto Pznceipe and five electors rron Saniao. Glen. Maso accrd thre< elecorae from Puerto Prina~pe and uv from Santia~'. IMedal to Schley. A j-3welled medal, coonposed of dia mnas arnd raies. war prosented t< Admixal Schie; mn his aparimcnas her; y she JrnnirOi er of Uuted .mt~ri can Meet anies of Baitis.re. A delega tion composdi :.f alout a dozen mem hab~s wer'; t 'Hashington and was re I ive.d privately by the adsiral si I o'ok. The medal bears the coat a: Sarms of Maryland, worked in jeweis with a deign of the Brooklyn and nu tical emblematic devices ou1lined iz rubies, and is said to have coat ove: 1000. LiI The Annual R-part of the Bui: ntss Doris List Year, WHAT THE SCHOOLS GET. The W'ate B2ard cfCntroI M-kas I s Report to tne CQv ar nor. The Gross Profits Late Wednesday night the annual report of State beard of directors of the dispennary for the year ja t Closed was madse public by the chairman of the boa-d, Mr. L J. Williams. It reads ns follows: To Hs Excellency, M B. MoSweeney, Governor of South Carolina: We have the honor to submit to you, for your information and also that of the general assembly, this our report of the business dona by the di-pansary during the fiscal year closing Nov. 30, 1901. Eximination of the various accounts attached hereto, will show that the total amount of ecst of lqiaors, wines and beer, etc., purchised during tbe year, has amounted to $1,617.973 47 and thst our gross sales have amounted to $2,328.681.21 (exclusive of sales of frah beer by beer cispeneers ) The ntt profit ( o the S.a-.,) for so count of the s'ihoot fund is $120,962 25. The net prdfire, that have acorue.d to the condes ud towns, dividled -.qual ly, ar- $424 285 87 whieh makes a total -.ot prA. of 545.248 12 for the year, on account of the school fund and towns and counties. We hvn for se=e time felt a serious nerd of more -Narehouse and cce room, ard aiso a esf and commdious fire proof vault ior the storage and preservation of our permanent recorde. Ca;nsequently we have hai constraused mnTe storaga espaci-y, and a'so a con venient two story office building with a ceimmodious ard up-to dlate fireproof vault, which nas cost $14,494 81, be seies other pett; imprevu-n.a The act sppr.veo Feb. 19, 1900, for bids us to maze more than 10 p.r eeit. predt o' accu-mat <A the oano.i fuad, and the past seir we h;ve made on that account ia round figures 6 per cent,, which leaves only a very small margin which to ran the business, and while it is tiuna that the school fund is considorable, amounting at present to $611,354 33, it is avail.bi very slowly for pa; mant to the Lo iool3, as that is our oniy working capital. We are gratifi d to be able to show such a high per centan ot net profi:s on the business done, esplecially as the pric of Lqacra 1av. b:en very high on acunt tt the higirc of grain, while we have nct made any advance in the price to the consumer. The system se; m3 to be in very thor ough working order in -l its details. Respectfully submitted, L J. Williams, Chairman, H. H. Evans, A. F. H. Dukes, State B-aerd of Directors. Some Population Figures. The~re have teen ce:.sus reiturns fromt several counties recently, and1 the everc niert statistician has been putting these E figures together and comparing nation-< al progzess. Tiie population of the< earth, using estimates for countries without a census, is jlaed at 1 512,e 333,000. Great Britain has increased in population in ten years from 38,104, 975 to 41,454,219, the Uaited dstes from 62.819,289 to 76,304,799.i The veilow races are accredited withf over one quarter of the population of I the world. The Chinese Empire hav-i ing an estimated aces of 4,234,9L0 square miles and a population of 399, 680,000. Th1e Russian Empire, with territory 8,660,395 tsquare ma~es in extent, has ( 128,932,173 inhabitan:s; the British Enire, leaving sa area of 11,553.538 equare miles has 390,000,000 people. Germany, with her di pandencies, boasts an area or 1,237,393 squere miles and ai population of 71,032,014. France hav ing a smaller home population than Germany, is greater both in area and numner of innabitants when colomies1 are included, having 94,781,183 inhabi-1 tants and 4.571,848 sqnare miles to her credit. including P'orto Ric> and the Pmiippines tne Uniited States ranks well up on the list, having 3 725,310, square miles of territory and 85.267,040 people under the fiag. France shows an increase in home population of less than 3c0,000 in ten years, while Germany has adden 7,000, 00. G:xat Britain sout 3.500,000, ,Aunria-Hu'igary nearly 6,000,000. On tras continent Mex:.co has in cre'ased in population in cix years from 12,491.573 to 13 570,545; tjsneas in t.oo yiears Ir.um 4 33.5 to 5,338,883; Baziiha ainea~ 2,167,000 innataats, BoLsia ias garme. 6b00 Ue) nd ULruguay z.s more chas euol-e d er populauonu, &vg b.at 900t,000O ini'soitaats now a, agains:. 433.2A5 ea years ag>. la spite oi t..e ravages of war and dszase, eart qaake, fb~od9 and sooi d~n the snulingi u'de of humanity tiis on. In Iihe h, of the growth of p o itasion ia Lhe w..rld these casusi the an. di'pesnwaions waioai swell the da rake are blests in disguise. They may be ibara on the victims, but tfney wurm in mne inasest of the sur vvos L et us hiope it is the survivrnl Fighting the Trust. Attorno~ (n-Mra B.iiscra long cx poc~ed and very imp'orianL report as to hi b inveedga-.an of the Opiraliobs of Virgna Carolina Chemical Cumrany, the alleged ierunser truas in this 8tate, with the exhibits, some fiky pages of printed matter, and it is a paper tas is fall of interest from flrt to last. The Attorney Goeemal Getwais what steps lc has taken and reports fully what he has dicovere-d. He also rio mnnds to the General Asma de aiopion O: certain proponed mensut'-s which he s hi,.ks will wig the traat evil from South Caroiae'. I.. is tue beginnmg o f a lon g fsh t rana one that will oc eupy much of tme time of the General Aeemoly at its eom:ng seasion. The Attorney G>;nerai seems to have done wJnat the Lgislaturo told him to de in a most thorough, painstaking and fear less manner. Tne paper is one that will probably attract national interest. A TlFE OF HORROR. WhitV Min Giv: Natives to the Ctnnibals.~to ba KILLED AND EATEN. The Rubbar Concessions Com p;niss Arms Bands of Can nibais to Massacre Unr airned Natives. A dispatch from London says Cap tain Gay Barraws, who has just retired from tLe employ of the Congo Free State goverrment after six years ser vice, declared in an interview today witi a representative of the Associate( Press seas the conditions prevailing in the Congo Free State are a disgrace to civilization and far worse than ever be fore. He pictured atrocities of the most hoTrib!e character perpetrated on the nasivas by officials and whites who had conceesions of rubber land. As a typical instance of the means employed by the Free State government, Captain Barrows corroborated the statement of an American missionary to the effect that the offiaials employed 500 canni bals to whom they issued rifie to "massacre and capture unarmed natives who had rebeiled against their brutal methods." - "I hAve sworn testimony," said Bar rowa, "of the Belgians handing over natives to cannibal tribes-for 1the ex prnsa purpese of being eaten. Forced Isaor prevwis everywhere and 'shot gun raIe' is the truest description of the preaent adminisaration. The compan ice d.-oiviog wealth from the collecdon of rubb-r a:e all more or less SaO.e en terpri-s, as a third or half of the shars i them are invarisly held by the yseraIt:eant. Lmtery. King Leopold and the gov ernment ave made some sho, of aedon agura zt agents of some of the upper Corgo oap'saies, but only minor .l c.-:- are ever touched and the so-caed r:foems are mrlS inteaded to thfrow da- in t-he eyes of the public waOse odgna::cn has been aroused by she ,tores of ris reign of serrur. While be prvn; systems for the callection of rabber -ad the recruisment of na ives cantimie the Congo Free State ill reMa a disgrace to he Whie man's work in Airica." Payne vs. Hanna. The selection of Hon. Henry 0. ?ayne, of Wisconsin, to be Postmaster Seneral has given rise to an interest ng report to the effect that Mr. Payne is to nave charge of Prendent Roose elt's cmpaign in 1904, and is to dis place 8naror Ranca as party leader. rnoug:% Le ver an offie holder before ie eievatiou to the Cabinet Mr. Payne tas had prominent positaon and done :xeliant work on the R-publican Na ional Committee. The New York imes says: "It is set down for a ertainty that Mr. Roosevelt intends to )e a candidate for the Presidency n 1904, and that his campaign or the nomination is to be nude unde: the management of Mr. E'yne. The prediction is made tihat ir. Payne will replace Mr. Hanna as a eliuesi leader. It is said Mr. Boose ell could not have chosen a better p'er on to serve him in a political way. Mr. Esyne is rated here as one of the most icomplished managers in the Republi an party, and it is pointed out that he s particularly strong in the west, where ar- Roosevelt would be likely to look ~or his greatest support in the choios f delegates to the next national- con ention."_________ Men and Horses Perish. O..e life was lost, two persons were eronaly injared and part of a car of auable horses eu route fiem the win er meeting at New Orleans were de troyed in a disastrous collision between iTexas Pacific fast freight and a Hons en Eas and West Texas freight on a iding at Keytheville, Va., Wednesday. rwelve cars of the Houston East West Les train caught fire and burned to he tracks. W. J. Daniels of Houston, iremau on the Houston East and West ea train, was eaught under the reck and either crushed or burned o death. A negro fireman jumped and ~ustaned severe internal injariea be ides having both legs broken. The, emaireer ..f the Houston, East and West Eea3 train who is said to have been ewly promoted, disappeared immedi aeiy atter the seeodent. Of theracers he most valuable animal is said to have ben George Arnold, winner of the Ckristmas handicap, the premier stake rice at New Orleans, who was killed,. his body being roasted in the fire that followed the collision. Comet and Murdered Presidents. Eaekic's comet has heralded the :n by assassination of tnree presi des of the United States. Presi. de'n' L ~'coin was assassinated on April 15, 1865; E .cke's comet appeared Jan. 25, 1S65 sa:.d was visible five months. P.:eidea Gxarfield was the victim of tre assaiw s Oaslaught on July 2) 18S1, -- 'id Sept 19; Eacees comet a p id Aug. 20, 1881, and was visi oto the ne eye. Pwoident Ma Kic asattacud on S&pt. 6 and a'p -d cie- Aug. 15. 1901, and was Drowned Out. A ha d families living in the fiats sud :ocia::ds arond Qua~tarcega mre en kolls Thurday night as a r-us et cX e high water. The river reedd highaest point at 6 Wednes day 'g eand remained at a standetill un oeo:k T,-uraday. By noon it hai onliy fallen 2 inches. The belt wi;real ,Ci street 0ar lines are cut off f:cui al the sut.urba exiept by trans foe and mzny houses are submergd. The Tables Turned. George F. Danovan ;;tempted high way ro~.bary Thursday night at twenty Er:. and Galumet avenue, in Chicago, and was- ota and killed by his intended v etim, Eagene Hector, fiaancial editor of a Chew.o noncpaper. In his pocket was founi . letter which indicated the writer~ :o t: a stenegrapher in the em ploy of the United States Philippine . ccim 1i810. T W li: 1'x rULA kZ&xlb By the Collision of a Sailing Vessel and ; Steamer. A collision at sea early Thursday morning between the steamers Walla and an urktown sailirg vessel resulted in the sinking of the steamship and the rzobablo loss of at least 20 lives. The Walla-Walls, owned by. the Paelfic Coast Steamship compan', sailed from San Fr:_aisoo, Jen. 1, for Paget Sound ports. She carried 36 first-clc. P pis sengere, 28 second-olass and a crew of 80 men. When off Cape Mendcoino, on the Caifornia coast at 4.10 o'clock Thursdsy morning an iron tark, be lieved to be French, loomed up in the h;z, and crashed into the Walis. Walla's bow. Th'qn the sailing vessel slid off into the darkness and was seen no more. All the passer-gers and crew of the Walla-Walla, except the few on watch, were asleep, but were aroused by the crash. The steerage qaarters were in the bow and it is believed that some of the steerage passenger. and crew were orushed to death. A big bole was made in the steamer's bow and she sank in 35 minutea. The officers and ciew maintained strict discipline and boats and life rafts were lowered. All who were not killed in the collision got off except Capt. Hall, who went aown with bis ship. He was pick.dup ater by one of the boats, unirjared, with the exception of a few buraises. A choppy sea was running and the small boats could not land on the hore, a few miles distant. They drift about all day, and finally 65 people were picked up by the steamer Dis patcb; which took tham to Eareka. AnoaeLfr boat under command of Ez ginber Brown and containing 13 persons attempted to land at Trihiaaa and was swamped. John Wiliinson, qaarter master; Wi. Martell firemat; L. & Drube, passenger, anad three unkaawa man were drownedi. ThOae in the boat tao were saved were E 2gineer Browe, Fireman M-3lllan, .o-.passer Wm sainn, Sailor O'Leary, Chiii Cock Mar sihall and Passengers Wm. B S.nith Id William Mdorhouse George Reise Df Dan Erancisco, a member of the cre w, gave the following. "It was 4 10 wiean the French vessel. it the Walia- Wdilr, in the bow. All ere asleep. Th; *eather was cleae, :he sea was rolling hah. A&I were panic stricken. The passengers al -hed out of their staterooms and the ieck was crowded. Capt. Hail went lown into the steerage and found a amily of seven fastened into a room ) the foi c3 of shook jamming the door. .wo girls of 12 and 13 years we.; >inioned beneathi fallen timbers. Ihe irls wera released and the family as sted vut of their berths. TLe captain aid the vessel woud sink and all hur edly prepared to leave. Life boats ud rafte were lowered, life preservers ere put on saa the passengers low red to the bosts. The cohition hap )eed at 4 10 and ths ves3el did nor, ink until 4 45, giving the crew and assengers 35 minutes to leave the eamer. Sixty-three were lowered, he life saving boats then being filled. ?anic reigned among the remaining >aseengera; women screamed and men d boys hurriedly jumped overboard. ~everal did not leave until vessel began sink. The officers were cool and ollected, doing everything possible to ave the passengers. No one knows xactly how and why the collision oc urred, excepting the second officer and e is missing. immediately after the olision the French vessel withdrew ad apparently made no effort to ron Ler assistance. "We were drifting here and there, 63 the life boats and rafts for four or ive hours," continued M1r, Raise, "the >at I was in had 12 survivors, inolud ng two ladies. A lady gave me a red kirt to signal the steamer Dispatch. He were recogniened and soon resoued. Che cffieers, learning of the wreck, earched for others. She had aboard 13 passengers. The Dispatch was >ound from San Francisco to Seattle, mt pulled into this port to land the escud passangers. Capt. Hail, with he first mate, was saved, the remain g officers being lost. The Walla alla was partly submerged, both oilers exploding and sending pieces of he vessel in eveiy diretion. The tug ,oat Bauhner arrived here at 10 a. in. with 14 passengers picked up along the oast. Among those saved were six women. A southwestern wind had irifted them 50 miles up the coast from where the wreck occntred. The sea becoming rough, it was dangerous for hem to iand, compelling them to re ain at sea. Capt. Hall is at the Hotel Eureka seriously ijred. Two live. aving hxas and one raft are yet un rtecouned for.". A Foolish Negro. Because eleetrioity did not change his olor and a white girl refused to arry him on thstaceouat, John Jack son, a negro, 19 years old, comitied micide Wed?n.sday by drinking oar bee acid. Jackson formerly workd the Genesee hotel as a b-llboy and He was gool looking and jell in love wha wit neighbor's daughter, who promied to marry hihn if ne coald get nis coor charged so it would be a fe hads ,;;hter. Jackson em$ined to eocrisi treatmnent for ned . s ix manths, spent all his mney and .hen ocame despondent, while his ekin w~a :ak as over and he was forced to give up the gid.I Found Dead. A dispatua ircnz lu#.eo, Wash., ease Lieut. Jamnes i. B..veu, 8'.h artil lery, was fouid dad in his~ bea at Fort Canby Thuracasy. His brains were btown out and by hi, side was found a Novolver, It is apparently a ca~e of suicide, though no reason is known way he should take his iife. He had risen from the ranks a:.d was a very popular fcer. Beven w:.s 40 years of age a . had senved in the Failippines. Only One-Tenth Paid. We noti :e from a sLtate~nent from the Stata Treabu:er that not more than cne tenth ct she Stata tn.zas have been paid. This maaks it neccessery for the State to borrow money to me et the in terst on the puolic debt. .Een van. the people exp~cting an .extensio~n of tim for paymenlt at t..xes it hze 'een a good many years sinlco so small a per entaga of the taxes were paid by the end of the year.