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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 18, 1912, Image 3

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You who let Lot and his family
escape from the wicked city of
Sodom, wont you please save
wage. , -
Oh, Lord, who Jcnowesttthe
sparrow's fall, wont You help us
to resist when the modern devil
who has charge of our work takes
advantage X)f our poverty to lead
us astray. Sometimes, oh Lord,
it is hard.- Hunger and cold aTe
terrible things, and they make us
weak. We want to do right.
Help u to he strong.
Oh, God, we have 'appealed to
the ministers, we have appealed
to the public and we have appeal
ed to tl e press. " But if all these
-fail us i i our need we khow that
You will not fail 'US.
i - - o o " t J
FIGHT TO THE DEATH' EXPECTED AS RAIDERS CLOSE
x - IN ON THE ALIENS
HilTs&Ue, Va., March 18.The
"raiders' are closing in on the Al
iens. " . ' ;
The "raiders" is the local name
for the officers of the law when
they, take to the mountains in
pursuit of moonshiners.
It. is believed here to be certain
that the Allen's are in D'eytt's
Den, a natural fort, perqhed nigh
on a .mountain peak at the West-
v ern end of Fa"n,cy Gael. . ,
Detective Tom Felts is, at
Mount Airy, North Carolina, or
ganizing a posse of thicty men
all natives who know' the moun
tain country and have served in
previous government moonshine
raids. t ,.
As soon as he gets Lthe posse
organized, he will work toward
Devil's Den from the North, cut
Grant that we may win this1
strike, and that the union may be
strong, so that we may not need
to, cry sq often Lord, "deliver us
fromitemptation."
We ask this, Lord, for the sake
of the little children, helpless and
suffering? for the girls who may
sometimes be mothers of children
and for those girls Who dislike
sin, but are forced into it through
poverty.
Oh, Christ, who didst-die on
the cross, we will try toask You
to forgive those who would crush
us, for perhaps they do not know,
what they do.
All this, we ask in the name of
the lowly carpenter's son. Amen-
ting off -all chances of the -Aliens
escaping-into the North Carolina
mountains. .
' Detective Lee Felts, wjth forty,
men, is advancing, on Devil's Den
from Hillsville. His men are
spread ooitjto prevent the Aliens
descending on this village.
"Other posses, composed of
mountaineers who long have,
held grudges against the Aliens,
are scattered through the coun
try, forming an endless chain o
sentinels.
Their duty is to spread the
iieyvs, the moment an Allen'shows,
his face.
Mountaineers Avho arrived in,
town this afternoon brought a
rumor that Sidna Edwardsa
rtepliew of Sidna Aljen, had been, '
captured by detectives. There is

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