no confirmation of this, and the
pepple here are doubtful of its
Sidna Edwards was surprised
by detectives Saturday. He was
was at his own moonshine still.
He was almost surrounded be
fore he was awarer.and in his
and in his haste to escape he acci
dentally stepped into axcaldron of
hoTcorn mash. t ,
'He was barefooed at the time,
and the boiling mash burjied his
foot badly. His flight over, the
rough mountain country was
hampered' by this fact.
Clear, warm" weather-, jsr helping
the jposses, drying up Jhe moun
tain roads, reducing the size of
the swollen creeks, and showing
up anyone in the open 'with -mer
ciless clearness. ( , J
It is believed here, that the Al
iens are entirely surrounded. This
is because ,the mountain "wire
less," the mysterious method by
which news is circulated through
out the Virginian mountains, is
The authorities are taking
other methods besides that of the
"raiders" to cripple the Aliens.
The officials of the Citizens'
Bank of-Carroll, in which nearly
every one of the Aliens has de
posits, Were notified today not to
honor any xhecks or bills of sale
against an Allen account.
This -was done tinder an old
Virginian law which grants heirs
of murdered persons "a Jien of
$160,000 on the estates of the
Word was received here that
Governor Mann has increased the
"blood money on the head of each
Allen from 300 to $500. "
The report that Sidney Allen "
had been rounded up in his cabin,
hiswife killed, and he himself
badly wounded and captured, has
been proven false.
Where the Allen Clan Is Mak-
On he Jop of a mountain of
almost solid granit? is- Devil's
Den. Here $he Aliens have
gathered and are preparing to
fight to the.death against cap-
tur,ejT v ,
.The- "den" is a wide cave:
There is a.mountain pfing in"
Mt-r-Fifty persons could live
ilpiJlsyiile it is Said that the
rnrf ic ctnrlrprl with fnnrl. ".
On- two sides of the cave are
sheerrcliffs, from 50 to 100 feet
high:. T-X would, be impossible
to climb them.
The other two sides are
steep, mountainous paths,
winding throtigh huge bould-
ers. There is no vegetation.
Anyone climbing the paths is
in plain sight from Devil's
Den most of the way.
The men of the mountains
say that one man, with two
rifles and plenty of ammuni-1
Hon, could kill off any attack"-
ing force without showing
enough of his body for a fly
to light on.
. Queer how a girl can brighten
a -young man's life simply by4
turning down the light.
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