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PROTECTION ! INDUSTRY ! ENTERPRISE
Washington. vOct. 2.",. President
Me Kin ley will not begin the work of
writing his annim! menage to Con
gns until alter his return from Ohio
where he will go the 'lost of this week,
to remain until he cat his vote for
the Republic ui ticket, Irut he is spend
ing considerable time just now in ob
' tabling infoi mation from members of
th cabinet and m diseu.-iiur with
them matters thar will be treated in
the !ne.ssare. All -f the member; of
the cabinet have furnished him with
the Mibstance, of i heir annual reports
none of which are ret completed.
The administration is not devoting
any time to the consideration of the
answer of the new Spanish' M inistry to
Minister Woodford's proposition, the
full text of wi t h is now on its way to
Washington. . . citise the substance of
it has been kinwji for some time and
it has been fu.lv determined to grant
the new Spanish ministry a reasona
ble time in which to try to put its
new policy into effect in Cuba. The
only tiling that may change this i.ro
gramme is the maimer in which the
Spanish reply deals with the elTorts
which have been made by this gov
ernment to prevent the departure of
liliibu.stering parties for Cuba If the
tone of the answer is what Spanish
publications have indicated it to be,
it will be promptly resented by the
administration. More than $2,000,000
has been spent by this government in
efforts to pi t-vent lillihustering and to
live up to its international obligations
to Spain, and no intimation that this
government hat been negligent will be
tolerated from Spain. It is thought
that such talk appeared in the Span
ish papers solely for its effect at home,
and that nothing of the sort will be
found in the official communication.
Secretary Alger will attend the
meeting of the Army of the Tennessee
on Wednesday and Thursday of this
week, at Milwaukee. He left Wash
V ben n realty good idea is made
known the average person of intelli
gence wonders why it had not been
thought of before. An idea of that
kind was laid before the cabinet by
Secretary Gage and at once met with
general approval. The government
issues three kinds of paper money.
and the notes of each denomination of
each series have different designs,
which are not only confusing, but
which are takeu advantage of by that
claisof swindlers who make a- practice
of raising notes and passing them in
crowded places or upon ignorant and
unsuspecting persons. Secretary
Gage's ideals to adopt one design for
all the notes of the same value of the
three kinds of notes issue J, an J to
make that design so simple and dis
tinctive that it will be impossible to
mistake a one dollar note for a ten or
a two for a twenty, etc. The change,
which v.-ill probably be put int o effect
as soon as the necessary plates can be
prepared, will be welcomed by the
handlers of money in banks and busi
ness establishments, to - whom the pic
torial silver .certificates now in use a e
a source of much worry.
The resignation of Gen. V. W. Duf
Held as Superintendent ot the Coast
and Geodetic Survey has been aked
for on the ground of his general in
ompeteucy to till the positiou into
which Mr. Cleveland put him for no
other reason than to please Don Dick
inson. Charges against Gen. Duilield
were tiled early in the present admin
istration, and he would doubtless
have been asked to resign before, had
it not been for the iutluence of his
brother, who is a prominent Michigan
Senator Piatt was in Washington
Saturday, but he said that his visit
had no political significance. He spent
half an hour with Fresideut Mclvin
ley and told him and hisotuer Wash
ington friends that things were look
ing more favorable every da for the
election of (ien. Tracy to be the first
Mayor of Greater New York, and that
he was absolutely certain he would
win by a plurality ot between ten and
Capt. Chas O'Neill, Chief of the
Bureau of Ordinance, of the Navy De
p.irlment. is opposed to the establish
ment of a government plant for the
making of armor plate for our fighting
vessels. He says in his annual report
to Secretary Long:
-The Bureau is of the opinion that
the government can purchase armor
more cheaply than they car make it.
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY.
The Bureau regard the making l
armor a h proper adjunct to a great
commercial steel plant. Foreign prac
tice eonfirms this vie, and even
should the department acquire a plant
of its own, the chince are that it
would eat a great cost, and that it
would lie idle a part of the time and
thus suffer great deterioration, and
that the expense and difficulty of op
erating it, when needed, would more
than offet any advantnges gained by
MOUNTAINEERS HIIRREO UP.
Southern Mooiishlners Dsrrtin Their Stills
for Gillespie' NVw Religion.
Charlkstox, S. C, Oct. 22. A
bind of religious fanatics, who believe
that they have been sent upon the
earth to preach doctrines entirely new
are roam if) g over the mountainous sec
tion of this State ami North Carolina
conducting meetings Thev have stir
red the religion up, and the rough
mountaineers who make moonshine
whiskey have left their little distilleries
in the caves and come out to the ser
vices. In the mountains they are
known as Sanctifiers and first appear
ed three mouths ago. Franz Gellepie,
a little short man, who used to come
down from the hills with wagons cov
ered over with canvas aud filled with
bushels of apples to sell; is the reeog
nized leader. During his early life he
was a member of a Baptist chnrch.
One day he said he would start a
world and religion of his own. The
world of which be spoke has not come
yet, but the religion is here. At first
he had difficulty in securing converts.
He was shunned and ridiculed and
was not allowed to preach. Finally a
woman and her husbaud joined his
church and gradully the new move
ment spread, until to day for miles
and miles the country is deserted and
the people are spending days and
nights in singing aud thanksgiving.
Sunday is the big day. Loug before
dawn the Sanctifiers come out of the
iittle white tents surrounding the
meeting place and prepare for a day of
labor. They gather at tbe ring, and
Gellespie prays and watches for the
rising of the sun. When the sun rises
over the hills he calls upon the San
ctifiers to rise and greet the King of
Day. They dance and sing, fling their
hats in the air, and sing a chanting
ch-rus. On mornings when the sun
is hidden behind banks of clouds the
Sanctifiers remain kneeling in silence.
The feature of these mountain meet
ings is the singing. No hymn books
are used, but the singers soon learn
the lines. There is no me'ody in what
they sing. It is one mighty chorus of
screams that would go well with a
steam piano Here is the song with
which the services are opened:
Go tell your mother and all her kin
They'll never crosA Jordan with all
Sing, sweet Christian, and let me in.
Tou can dig my grave with a silver
But I'll rise in the coming day;
You can fasten my coffin with chains
But 111 rise in the coining diy.
The chorus comes in like this:
Hell is deep and hell is wide.
Its got uo Itottoin, its got no side;
And noue can shun but the sancti
When the leader is trying to convert
some particular person for whom the
band has len playing, three hundred
throats will open and send up this
Take care, my brother, how you
walk that cross.
Your foot might slip and your soul
It is all very well for the sanetitien
to hold their meetings in the moun
tains. When they enter a town ami
begin to start up a free religious show
there is danger of trouble Ac Soutu
port, N. C, ias. week the power of t! e
law lmd to be invoked to mak f) -Sanctitiers
keep the ace. There al!
night singiug did not go in South. rt
and m a short time they det-erted th
little village a::U .t'iur.ud I., th
mountains. Mrs. Jams Walters, ot
charges t wo voUli:; men. L
!inbiiiier. brothers with attc::ip
in.- to criminallv assault h-r
voung men remained in hiding for a
time but '. S:;J -.
ty -ui render d
I heiuct '. -5 ai.u g:i-
bon I for their
appearance at court.
CAMPAKiN CLOSING WITH FIVE
KINDS OF ORATORY.
Br.nBr.ilur, ..th. Mamp .nd Ml. lu, !
a Setback lor tti- SUver Cu Oold !)- i
cnt and it-p-jb:ict Swf ping th stt. j
. .,. .ri
Louit-vd'e, Oct. 21 The campaign
. . . . , . ,
in Kentuckv is ending m atremendou !
uiaiuuvoi nil iiiu.iinr . visa uun vi is
til November 2 stump speakers will be i
heard in every jart of the Sttte. As j
wan ;hecHe last vear, the whole bat-
tie. as far as the State U concerned,
is being waged on the luouey question,
and the greatest activity and utmost
bitterness are isplayed by the two
factors of the Democratic party. Sil
verite and goldbug are attacking each
other on every stump, while both are
striving to keep on good term with
the Republicans, Ipuiits and Pro
hibitiouists. All of five parties have
candidates for the one office for which
there is to be an election, the clerkship
of the Court of Apeals.
The State has been inundated with
speakers. The gold Democrats far
outclass the siverites in oratorical abil
ity, and they have been putting for
ward their biggest guns, but there are
several first cUss stump speakers
in the "regular" organization, and
they have been reinforced by a multi
tude of cross roads orators. Such is
the desperation of the silver claus that
they imported Bryan, who made a
tour of the State last week, an ex Con
gressman Towne and Congressman
Bailey will lend their help in several
speeches between now and the lec
tiou The gold Democrats have had
the help of ex-Congressman .Tosiah
Patterson, of Teuuessee, 1. B. Buck
ner, of Missouri, and one or two others
They have relied chiefly, however, up
on such well known campaigns as
Gen. Simon Boliver Buckner, ex-Judge
Y'ost, Senator Lindsay, ex-Represen
tative Dickerson, and their caididate
for Apellate Clerk, ex Lieut. Got.
James R. Hindmau. Mr. Hindmau
is an old and popular campaigner, aud
one of the best stump speakers in tin
Stte. Mr. Carlisle has not appeared
in the c impaign, as he is busily en
gaged iu his law practice, but he pro
bably will make three or four speeches
befor j the election.
Decidedly the most notable conver
sion to the gold side hai been that
John W. Caldwell, of Rn.sellviUe. Mr.
Caldwell was a Colonel in the Con
federate army, which is the passport
to success in Kentucky politics, aud
is a man of great culture and influence
He seived three terms in Cougress
and then voluntarily retired. For the
sake of regularity he supported tb
Bryan ticket last year, but after his
defeat came in the conclusion that the
cause of free silver was dead. He
might have remained silent but for
the attack of the silverites.
When Bryan visited the State he
weut to Russellville and in his eech
attacked Col. Caldwell, which roused
the old warrior's ire. He has respond
ed iu an address which is being circu
lated in every voting precinct, which
is a'skilful and sarcastic arraingnment
The coming of Brvau did not have
tbe effect that was elected. It was
thought best to keep him in th strong
silver districts and not attempt to
make new converts. However, the
crowds which came to hear him were
not so large by auy means as last year.
and his oratory w;is disappointing
He failed to hold his audiences, as
well as the native PotKjcrats who ac
companieil bun ou his tour, and this
has weakened the cause even among
sdverite.-.. Al Henderson he was
made tile drawing attraction for a
fair, and '-" tent an mission was
charged, wti.ch oS -t"irs cut th
crowd don Iu aoout J.'Jo
The pi'tu-ipal silve. irr rn'- rs have
been e ScuaL jr Uiuc-x .iurn, Congress
men Kliea. elti- .4id lleeit-r, and
I lie c.t.ii. lnle ioi oii;re5 nct yer.
lla-r. urn ! a no' spoken oftrii, but
.t. iim .. !. .illy gooi stump
n Iiis jj.ie NeM
hi i.r- t.itrt y vi ho can
i l.e stump, Sam J.
; c.u.ilidate ror
. i -.....
i-1 f k . i - i
j-:i-r. rtnd is making a
K-i.i nek v
U'c-i to sp.-aoaes from their candidate
and Shakelford'f sileucre is not helping
liun. J. ii Padey. :he Republican
eanddite, is an active fjeaker, ad
Las beea debating with hi Populist op
. ponent, Joseph X. Parker. Both have
OCTOBER 28, 1897.
Vnil,,.v challenged Mr. Shackelford to
a joint debate, but neithe; lim inter- j
I ' ""HI . I . I IMllMJUJI. l I 111"
j Kepublienn io'.icy to fnmnnip- ,
UpiM . f u turn Ko V:.... I Y . . . -
. v ' 4i .iniiuiiai 1 'Cuw (SI,
io,Kl d Vt heard the L'oM
i'huikthi. aou uic cnaic are mar
Mr. Hindman will joll from :tn,(X to
40.is) votes. The gold Democrat in
, ... . . ,
charge of the compaign put hi prota
. , . . . , , ' '. .
ble vole much higher. ome placing
in at ?.o0. but thin seems eitrnva
gant. Shackelford elect ion would
imjKsible were it not that the Brad
lex-Hunter tight hn spilt the Repub-
licau ;nrty. (treat effort huve leen j
made to harmonize them, and if then j
prove successful Mr. Bailey will w in ;
easily. Otherwise hi succe dejendi j
entirely UHn the vote the Populist '
candidate receive. At present it at the be-inuing of the cotton inar
seem that most of the PouulUts will keting senuMJu, will work an injury
vote for Shackelford. The Porhibi- j
tion vote will h very light. The I
chances fovor the Republicans In any
event, aud if the gold Democrats oll
even :i".000 or 40,000 vote they will
dominate the imrty hereafter. That
is why they are making such a tight.
There are two State banks in this
State run bv negroe one at New-
bern and one at Kinston.
The farmers of Western N'orth Car
olina have harvested one of the best
crops of tobacco for many years.
Judge Dick expects to hold the
Federal Court at Asheville which be
gins uext week.
A boiler explosion in Johnston
county a few days ago resulted In the
death of a man named Robert Miller.
State Superintendent Mebane rules
that a man who manufactures or sella
liquor cannot be granted a certificate
to teach in the public schools.
Mr. Harry P. Deaton, who baa been
the local editor of the Concord Stand
aid for several years, has retired from
that paper and will conduct a job
office in Concord.
Sam Wright, murder of W. A. Ca?r.
in Wayne county, was convicted Fri
day at Greensboro and the death sen
tence assed uon him by Judge Rob
Last Sunday a covered wagon pAs
ed through Charlotte, with this in
scription; "Farewell Charloate, I bid
you adeau; I may go to li I some day.
but not back to you. Watauga
1 he Citini savs an effort i teiog
made to reor.nnize the National
Bank of Asheville, which closed its
doors Fridwv. If a reo-iver is mi
pointed K. D. Carter will probably
be the man.
It is reiorfed that the right of way
for the new railroad from Mccksvllle
to aiooresvijie cost tne rxiutheru a
good round sum. It is said that one
farmer in Rown cot $.000 for the
right of way through his farm.
in me cnarge- t" rr n uri".
Judge Greene, ot the Suii-rlor Court
lay particular stre on the crime of
perjury, which be sax- i- increasing
in our ourts At CaMvrell court 'a-
week he fiiminitvd one witue t..
for this olT-loe.
A ghastly UhIv .i en-rled
Salisbury Fril n? it-riin nnd n flu
result Frank Ario. n "f;Irt oung
machiir.-t. o' Nnbvillt-. Tenn.. wa
kill'il. and l.or- !lnuiurid. a tnnn
ofafoitCi ji-nr- of age i - rn jnil
chargt! with iniiMler.
Monroe Inqulr-r- Tfiouoi Rorie. ft
L'tnchester count rrnuity. 8. C.. and
Samuel Arant. of Buford towt.ili p.
this county. father-in law to each
other and each hi own fMher in law.
Some time ago Mr Rries wife diel
and be married Mr. Arant's daughter.
M Ar;ntwaV"a widower and fell in
lot with and ujirried Rorie's daugh-t-r
a fw week hence the strange
Nora IN-!", an vear old white girl
j employl in t eftton mill at Rock
I itigiiatu. mi' 71 and criminally
! asaultel ty h n-gro early Saturday
morning while goiu.' t her home at
i tli mill. Her Uter were with her
and tby rnn rr Ieip. but w uen a-i-tnre
came, the brute bad ed A
Ioe was searching fcr him with
bloodhound at last accoants and if
caught he will be killed.
KKVEK I'llOSTKATES TRADB
voiow jck causes use at dis
tress 4 THE SOUTH.
; Ttr- Latrt Ttrtf L p la Qr aati a4 ta
lpt im m Sti J Trm-Tk Fev
U a Urval lUigaa .
( Montgomery, Ala., Oct 21. A nry
, ditrein tate of affair exlt in thr
, Seal e of Alabama, Miiippl, IxuLt
iaua, on account of the yellow fever
! plague. Thee states hate quaran-
tinr againt fach other. Commerce
ha been almot entirely abandoned
In the Southern half of theme state
and the railroad have practically
ceaed running. The plague coming
that it will protuibly require aevermt
years to repair.
The tx&uic thit follows the an
uoiuicement of a case of yellow fever
iu a Southern town cannot be Imag
ined ebe where. The disease Is tbe
Southern bugaboo. It Is a mysterious
ina'ady that travels almost entirely by
night, and the pnysician have never
learned much about It. The disease
in each epidemic is so different In Ita
manifestation from what it was In
preceeding epidemics that the physi
cians are almost invariably misled In
diagnosing the tlrst case that appear,
and the plague is epidemic In most
places before it is rt-cogniietl as yellow
This has been the eierienre of at-
most every city that ha been affected
this year. Montgomery Ixad about
fifty cases it is believe!, before the ex
istence of the disease was announced
a . a a
on last uoDUay uy li e ivoani ot
Health. Under the State quarantine
law every town, city, liatnlet and
community stood quarantined against
The ieople here became panic
stricken at once. The trains from
here had to pas through the State
without stopping, but as rapidly aa
they could be filed into stations, they
were loaded with passengers. The
mad rush has coutinutd almost up to
Selma, forty miles away was strick
en yesterday. A dozen cases were
found and t-nlay ,400 or tbe 2,700
white residents tied. Many well to do
families throughout the South are!
living iu tents iu the woods, quaran
tining themselves against the world.
The death rate in the present epi
demic is pheuominally small and the
greatest injury therefore will result
from interruption to businesa. Frost
is due inthis latitude iu a few weeks
and a heavy frost is always death to
Atlanta, Ga . Oct. 24. The tran
sient population of Atlanta has been
increax-d by reasou of the yellow fe
ver refugee from the infected parts of
the South. From the beginning of
the epidemic Atlanta has opened her
gates wido to refugee and although
the cit) Im been thronged with
stranger from New Orleans, Mobil
and other plac. tbe record was bro
ken yeaienlay and today by tbe arri
val of pple from Montgomery and
the other smaller towns of Alabama
where cases have tie t eloped and stain
peded the inhabitants.
There lgiim to a s-rcitv of
hotel accommodti ion and the mem
ber the l.-gil.tture, which will
oouveue tomorrow, Ik gin to fear that
they will not - abie to aerure their
uunl hcadqutrter. The Alabama
town (if S'lmi i almost devoid of
inhabitants ou account of the develop
ment ot a cajm? of fever. At Camp
Detention, on the outskirts, several
titpir:ou me are tihg detained,
but s high la the altitude of the city
aud Mi remarkable ita ree?rd of immu
nity from erideinie tliat there i lilt!
Mrmphia. Tenn.. Oct. 21 President
Thronton of the Board of health an-
iiiiriMl r(.!i- tluit fittir nw eaa of
yellow ferer lul n die'VereI in
South Mem phi rr the original Mc
Ferrin cae. A family of three oo St.
Martin street w. trtken and it !
thought all will die before taoixing.
Min Margnret Gr-en. white, the
fourth case, will prolvaby die.
B.riulrgbajii. Ala.. rt- Ji. The
AUImuua Grtat Southern rm.! baa
annulled trains south ct here ou ac
count of yellow fever.
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