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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 16, 1912, Image 3

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Roanoke, Va., Sept. 16. While
her father is preparing to fight
( for a share in the Allen blood
money, Maude Irolier, mountain
sweetheart of Wesley Edwards, is
wondering how the detectives
came to follow her to her lover's
hiding place.'
The 19-year-old Sunday school
teachej yerit t0 rjes Moines to see
her sweetheart. She led the de-
. tectives directly to the door of the
bparding house at which Wesley
Edwards and Sidna Allen, prin
cipals in the Hillsville court house
shooting of last March,' were
staying under assumed names.
.The rewards offered for the
capture of Allen and Edwards
total $3U000. That is a lot of
1 money to hill folk a fortune, in
deed. It was the thought of this
money that tempted Frank Iro-
Her, Maude's father, to tell the de
tectives that .his daughter was
corresponding with Wesley Ed-1
wards. v
Now the detectives who follow
ed the girl to Des Moines intend
to claim the entire reward, and
Irolier intends to make a legal
fight for a share of it.
The girl does not know that it
t was through her father that her
lover was betrayed. It may be
tfiat it will be better for her father
if she never does. For Maude
Irolier is a mountain girl, swift to
anger, and swift to punish.
"I don't know how the detec
tives came to follow me," she said
today. "Why, I never told a soul
where I was going not even my
mother. She thought I was go
ing over to Mount Airy to see
Aunt Jane.
"I've always lived in the hills,
and I never got to go anywhere
except to Mount Airy once in a
while. That's where the railroad
is, you know."
"Would you follow your sweet
heart again"?" she was asked.
"Well,;' she said, and her
brown eyes flashed darkly, "I
reckon I'd be careful to see who
was following me." v
"Do you think your'sweetheart
is guilty?"
The mountain girl turned puz
zled eyes on the reporter.
"Do I think Wes is guilty? I
don't see what difference that
makes. - -
"Once in a while every man
that thinks anything of himself
has to draw his gun, and you can't
always tell who's right and who's
"Anyhow, right or wrong, I be
longed to Wes, and, right or
wrong, I'll stick to him.
"I first met Wes at preaching
in the Dunkark church. I'm Sun
day school teacher there, you
know. I guess the kids missed me
Sunday. -I never remember miss
ing a Sunday afore.
"Yes. I'll eo to the trial. I.don't
suppose I'll be a witness', though,
for I don t know anything.
Allen and Edwards are expect
ed here this afternoon. All the
countryside is turning oUMo meet
them. The mountain folk are ltt $
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