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i townspeople. r
" This hope grew stronger today
"when Captain -Davant, of Com
pany F of the militia, who-is prac-
ticaiiy tne, military, may or 01
tHillsville now, kheld a long con
ference with- -Major- Potts, of
' Richmond, personal5 representa
tive of GovernorrMarin. "
;r Judge Staples, who" has taken
3' the place of Judge 'Massle, said
toda.yAthat the'Allens-now fn jail
4'j''j ' ..r . r
Floyd. 'JUIen,Tsdn3 of Henry
"Allen anldne-ofe'rnost reck-'
t less spirits in the mountaineer
will be tried for smurder. at
Wythevilie. He explained the
change of venue by .saying that
v ..the' accused could not get a fair
j triaj.in Hillsvjlle. ,
Certain influential citizens here
have started a movement to in-
"uduce Goverripr Mann ta demand
that the Aliens be tried here and 1
pot at Wythevilie.
b Those who wish this are relaTj
tives of themen shot by the Al
iens in the court house melee;
Kans and Faddises and'Fowlers. "
They want the Aliens tried before
that sanie bar of justice which
they drenched in blood.
S. .Floyd Landreth, says he has
proof that the court 'house shoot
ing was pre-arranged, and that
Judge Massie and Prosecuting
Attorney Foster knew when they
entefd the court room that day
-that it was likely to be their last
on ear'th. "
. On the morninsr of the tragedy.
Prosecuting Attorney ..Foster.
Ltook out $5,000 additional life'in-f
surance. His stenographer re
marked on Jhis.
"Today is, probably my last on
earth,,',' he said.
Li:tle,is known of what is hap
peningMn the mountains. What
telephone of telegraph wires were
left by' the Alleys fmye been ait
down by the pursuing posses,
who 'fear that frrenoTs of the. Al
iens will keep thepf Hivouch with
every movement dT poshes if pos
sible, ' "l v
' Fancy Gap, at the western end
.of which lies Devil's Den and
Squirrel's Spur, is completely iso
lated. Mrs. Sid Allen wife of the
reader of the Allen clan, is at the
home of Steve Williams ,in the
eastern end of Fancy Gap.
-A friend of Mrs. Allen, who
saw her at Williams' home, quot
ed her today as saying she had
tto idea where her husband was.
"I wish to God I did' she told
this friend. "Iwish there never
had been a gun made,