Gillispie, David, 1881, Franklin County Moonshiners
V ir.im i flot.iisliuii rv. I"XSlT'i Ks'SH'L ATTKMl'T TO CAPT0B8 OILLBS HlK's HIM)-OCTBAOBfl DY TBS BBSFBBA* Hui B-?TBBBOBIBB IS ITIAXKLIN COCBTT,SC. Washim'Tov. May .'!.? Internul RevCBUe A .tnt Tracie, echo bai beea conducting raids upon illicit distiller* lu Fraaklin county, Va., ha* forwarded to Connia' iloaer Rann a detailed account of tte re* cent unsuccessful attenpt to capture tin? not, .i nm- David Gillespie. Ageai Trees* _ ,* offered one bundred dollars' reward for Gillespie*! arrest; bul bc say*: "Few teen ai.xi.hi* to undertake ibe capture of lin- noro)iou* deaperado. since ny raid in Hu- -"Hi <.dli*pie and In* crowd "f sup? porter* have committed ibanelul outrages upon Innocent c don d people in that neigh? borhood, ceil.>m tbey charged ecith gtriog iafornation to tbe revenue officers, Tbey weal in disguise,"" ilh I ices blackened, and whipped men and wonen; robbed ooe or two of iiciii c : Hi -ti .c, d Hun* prop! rte ; drove then from their bones, tone ol then hall naked, nnd forned thirteen of then Into one puiv on the road ta West Virginia and ordered them lo leave on penalty ot deatb if linc returned. Tbese outrage! tere aol disturbed in the ill 'tesl degree tbe offlctala ol Pranklln county, rbis revival ol ki. kluxisn by illicit di*iillert and Iheir friend! In the mountain! of Pranklln has terrorized good citizen* lo *ueh au extent that they are afraid to even ipeak of tba outrages, miicii less condemn them. Tbere ii bo iticn ililli-' in Franklin county on the p:,rt of n uponaible citizens ii* sympathy lor Ibe eu? lorcemen! ol lawa, either State or national, regarding Ibe making or telling ol spirits.** Tbe Bgeni expects boob to mate boo!ber attempt to capture Gillespie.