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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, MAKCH 17, 1912
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FIRST Photographs of Floyd Allen, Virginia's Outlaw Chief, and Hi Guards
Taken at Hillsville, Va., By The Times Special Staff Photographer
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Jailer In Charge of Floyd Allen While He Was In Hillsville Cell.
HILLSVILLE AS MAN
. HUNTERS GATHER
Little Town in Blue Ridge Mountains Ex
periences Most Grim Sabbath in Its
History Armed Men Line Streets.
By A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
HILLSVILLE, Va., March 17. While urmed men stood' about the
streets, and barricaded outlaws at Dovil's Bend awaited the coming of
thoso who represent law and order, the tolling of a church bell hero to
day ushered in tho most grim Sabbath that this mountain section has
Within the week Hillsville has furnished a story of outlawry which
Is without parallel in the criminal history of this State or the nation.
Brute force has clashed with the courts the superstructure of Ameri
can Institutions and has won a momentary victory.
Five are dead and four of them were officers of a court whose duty
It was to say that old man Floyd Allen must go to jail. This is the
Bimple story of tho vengeance of the Allen band of 'mountain feudists
who have ruled tho Blue Ridge hills for years.
They stood at bay in the Carroll county court house the other day,
,doflcd tho ofiicers of tho law to touch one of their number, and then
transforming themselves into tho savages of former times, wiped out
with a hall of load practically every vestige of the court's machinery.
ALL MEN ARE FULLY ARMED.
Today flvo ncw-mado graves record
tho tlr-Rt chapter of tho bloody ijtfHv.
A Sabbath sun falls not upon a peaceful
town, nestling In the shudows of sur
rounding peaks, but upon glistening
Wtnohcsteru held by men who nre pre
9red to lnvudfe the hidden retreat of
tho ecoro of outlaws who escaped Four
of tho lawless gang, already captured,
have been removed to Pulaski, for Hills
ville Isn't itself today, and there might
be retribution other than tho electric
chair for those who huve mado this
little village a place of mourning and
Tho Aliens hae been pictured as un
couth, wholly Illiterate, dare-devil
mountaineers. Only the latter descrip
tion entirely fits. They do not live In
mountain dug-outs, they are not us
remote from civilizing Influences as
some of the feudists of "bloody
Ureathitt " In Kentucky, nor do they
habitually slouch into town with a rifle
ocr the shoulder
Tho more tho pity of the crime laid
today at their door.
Detest Law and Order.
But they are of tho dare-devil sort,
who detest law and order unless It be
of tho Allen making It has been tho
Fair and warmer tonight. Increasing
cloudiness, and wanner on Monday.
Moderate south Hinds.
11 a. m
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
s. nrrtEAt' i apflkcks.
S a. m 45
tn. m 60
10 a. m 52
11 a. in 55
12 noon . . . . 55
1 p. m
2 p. in t5
Today High tide. 7.01 a. m. and 7.22
p m , low tide. 1.16 a m. and 1:34 p in
Tomorrow High tide. 7'41 a. in. and
R.0J p. m , low tide. 1:51 a m. and 2.13
. . . 8. 03 Sun sets
family creed that the profaning touch
of an officer of tho law must not be luld
upon an Allon. That is the underlying
secret of tho outlawry which today
makes Hillsville tho Wack spot upon
tho map of Virginia and the nation
If the law wanted an Allen, lot tho
law send word to that Allen, and ho
would come, "as a mountain gentle
Tho psychology of tho HiUsville ttag
edy Is furnished In the words of eld
Floyd Allen, who slashed I1I3 throat
soon after he was put In jail. He said:
"Old Floyd Allen ain't never bien
sent to prison Aet. There ain'c no judge
or sheriff tiiut's goln' to send him thar
He uttered almost the same woids
when Judge Mussio sentenced him to a
ear in prison and then .said-
"Take the prisoner a waj. Mr. Sheriff."
The full stoiy of what transpired In
the dingy llttlo Can oil count j couitroom
ma never be written, for thoso who
wcie there to see "old Floyd" arise and
bid delUnce to the hherlff hud their
power of obsenatlon und description
swept away a moment later, when
whistling bullets sped thiough the room
and powder smoko settled pall-liko upon
the bloody scene. Tho death toll tolls
the real story of unprecedented outlawry
and the wantor disrespect of estab
Not An Outburst.
But this much is belleed todaj It
was not tlm outburst or momentary pas
sion. Tin Allen gang shot as ono man,
and each henchman of the chief who
Hood at the -supposed lar of Justice
telcUed a designated Ictlm
Jndgc Massle fell Hist, shot threi
lL'nes. " "ed lo,l enough to sdv
that Sldnu A'Icm had snuffed out his
Piosecutor Foster was shot six times
He followed one of the AIIoiih to lln.
dooruuy. Icaiifii a moment against it
post, and then went Into tho giand juw
room, wheio he dld.
Shellff Weill fell With till ec bullet
in him He riled lustuntlr, for one of
the mls!ili entried his brain
Clerk fiojil who whipped a pistol out
1 (Continued on Pago Twenty.)
FELTS AND BALDWIN GUARDING FLOYD ALLEN.
Man on Chair Is Detective T. L. Felts. Other Man With Rifle Is Detective D. 0. Baldwin. The Two Are
Leaders of the Posse of Deputies.
MISSING BY WIFE
She Says He Disappeared
Yesterday No Trace of
A general alaim was sent out b the
police this morning for William J.
Brown, well-known lawyer and notary
public, of 1413 II sticet northwest, who
mjsteriouslv disappeared csterday
morning. Mr. Drown loft his homo, 3109
Grant road, shortly after 8:3i o'clock
yesteiday morning. He was appaieut
ly en loute to his office In the down
town bevliuti, but necr reached theic,
and nothing hus been seen or heard
of him f-ince.
Mr. Hrown awaited news of her hus
band thioughout jesterday and last
night, and, not leceivlng any word from
him, appealed to Captain Hoard man'
this morning to Institute search for'
him. Mr. Hrown. aceoidlng tn the
pollie investigation, has neer been
known to stay away fiom his home
iK-foie When ho left home jesteiduy
morning Mr. Brown was apparently
In the best of splilts.
Ills wife told Captain Boardman that
she knows no reason why her husband
should leave his home unless lie was
suddenly taken ill, and is wandering
about without knowledge of his whereabouts
ARE DESTROYED II
Blaze in Taxicab Company's
Storehouse Causes Loss
Express Their Sorrow
NEW YORK, .March 17. Much soirow
was expiessed toduy among the fi lends
of the Bcekman I.orrillards for the hus
band whose wife committed suleido
yesteiday afternoon in the Holland
The general conclusion among those
who knew Mrs. I.orrlllard well Is that
sho received a shock when she was
thrown from hoi carriage last October
on the Vandeibllt estate at Ashes Hie,
which unsettled hoi leusou.
It lb probable that the 'body will be
taken to her homo In Aiken, S. C,
where as Kuthleen Doyle she eloped
with Mr. Ixirrlllaid when ho wus a
freshman at Harvard in 1903.
Rosalsky Has Idea
Who Sent Him Bomb
NEW YORK, March 17. Judge Otton
Rosalsk, to whom an Infernal ma
chine was sent j esterdu and who nur
rowb escaped death In tr Ing to open
it, gave to the police todaj the name of
a man he thinks mu have sent tho
Following this Information Dotei tlvos
under tho dlicitlon of Deputy I'ollco
Commissioner Doughert.v. were scutteied
through the clt in seal oh of the man
mentioned. Thoy have Icuincd of his
haunts unci of his friends, and If he has
nut lied, expect to have him In custody
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A spectacular tire, which could bo been
from many parts of the city shortly
befoio daybreak this morning, gutted
he fourth floor of the Terminal Taxicab
Company's storehouse and machine shop
at 1233 Twentieth street northwest, de
stroying six autonloblles belonging to
prominent residents and causing a total
property loss of approxim-telj $15,000.
Tho prompt sounding, of a second
alaini enabled tho firefighters to confine
the bluz'o to the fourth' floor of the
structure. Tho fire is believed to have
started from spontaneous combustion.
Tlieslx persons whose automobiles were
completely destrojed in (ho fire are.
Puj master J. S. Hlggin-, I'. S N., of
the Brighton apartments: Peter Taylor,
manager of the Aillngtnn Hotel; W M.
Ueavei, of 2417 Wisconsin avenue north
west; James C- Courts, of 1R37 Kalo
lanui load, W. Watson, of the Wutbon
Motor Cur Company, of Jarboe, N. C,
who Is stopping at a Capital hotel, and
N. N. Ultle of the flim of Terrell &
By tho time the first (Ireinqn arrived
flames eomplotely enveloped the entire
top of the building, ahd were leaping
high abovo tho roof.
Sergeant Evans, who was walking In
Twentieth street, near Dupont circle,
was the llrst to discover whero the tire
was burning, and sounded the first
alarm Within an 'hour after tho arrival
of tho firemen the blaze was under con
trol The structure dumaged b the fire is
font stoiies high, und is used by the
Tcimlnal Taxlcub Company as a stoic
housi tor uutomoblle supplies and as a
lepalr jliop for automobiles. Moie than
r hundred machines were stored In the
building ut tho time tho Arc started It
Is estimated that the loss of the ma
chines In the lire was about $10,000, while
the damage done to tho building was
about $5,000. The loss Is covered by in
mrance. Floods Delay All
Trains From South
ELDR1DGE E. JORDAN
Means Merger of Merchants
and Mechanics With U. S.
Truffle on the Southern Railway,
which hus been so paralyzed during tho
last fort -eight hours by tho heavy
rains of Frldav and yestcrdaj , Is grad
uullv assuming its normal condition.
Tho tialn duo in this citv at midnight
Fi idav from Now Orleans and other
points In tho extreme southern and
southeastern t-cetion of the country is
expected to arrlvo here this afternoon,
more than tlurtvslx houib boh I ml sched
ule time. All trains from tho South arc
running hours behind tlmo because of
the damage done by the rain to road
beds und bridges.
Every Southern railway tialn that has
entered this citv fiom the South sneo
Friday has had to eomo over the tra k
of the Richmond, Fiederlcksburg and
Potomac rnl'roud It will be several
duvs before tho Southern lines will be
ugulu in full operation over the com
puiD's own tracka.
Eldrldge E. Jordan, president of the
United States Trust Company, and
somo of his financial associates have
purchased two-thirds of the capital
stock of tho Merchants' and Mechanics'
Savings Bunk. This means that the
latter institution wilt bo merged with
the trust company In the Immediate
Tho transaction involved the purchase
of about 3,000 shares of stock of a par
value of $30o,O00. While no statement
is made as to the price puld it is un
derstood that it was not far from $175
a share, making It about a $525,000
Negotiations were carried on by Mr.
(Jordan and Julius I. Peyser, vice presi
dent and general counsel for the Mer
chants and Mechanics Bunk, the latter
one of the largest holders of stock In
tho savings bank The Merchants and
Mechanics' Savings Bank has its main
office nt Tenth ctreet and Pennsylvania
avenue, and two branches It has a
capital stock of $100,000 and deposits of
$2,(07,000 nil individuals.
The parties to tho negotiations an
nounce that all tho employes of tho
Merchants and Mechanics will be re
tained In their present poMtlons, tho
branches and main office to bo operated
as branches of the United States Trust
Julius I. Peyber will act as associate
counsel with Messrs. Wade Ellis and J.
Golden' Donaldson, counsel of the trust
In making announcement of the sale
and proposed merger, Mr. Peyser suld:
"Tho proposed merger will, when com
pleted, greatly broaden the facilities
offered to tho depositors of the Mer
chants and Mechanics Savings Bank.
The constantly increasing business of
the bank demanded these facilities and
Impelled the management to realize tho
Importance of a proper trust privilege
to give the depositors broader banking
and fiduciary services "
It Is the Intention of tho United States
Trust Company, after the merger, to
make a propostion for the acquisition
of tho remandcr of tho captal stock of
the savngs bank, und tho nssuranco is
given that they will bo rightly treated.
The capital stock of the United States
Trust Companv Is $1,000,000. Later it will
bo Increased to $1,260,000. It has X3.600.Ofn
deposits. The combined deposits after
the merger will be about $6,600,000, and
win put tno trust companv on a par
wiin me larger nscai institutions of
Eldrldgc E Jordan was president of
tho Merchants and Mechanics' Savings
name a Jew jeurs ago.
Tho officer and directors of the Unit
ed States Trubt Company are.
Eldrfdge E. Jonlun, nrcldent; Aithm
I.ee, vice president. Samuel J lleni.v,
vice president and treasurer, James H.
Baden, secretarv, u. b. Wilson und
J. i; Sell! elnor, assistant tieusuiels,
Wade II. Ellis and It Golden Donald
Directors Juntos A Cahill, A. 1!
Clapham. II ptudloy Davidbon, It.
Golden Donaldson, William F Dennis,
Wade II Ellis. Samuel J Hnry. Eld
rldge K. Jordan, vice president Com-meic-lal
National, Hunk, Arlhm L 1;
vice president coal and C0K0 railroad.
West Virginia. OrMn U. Staples, und
Frederick U. Treat.
BLOODY TRAIL OF
IN VIRGINIA HILLS
From D.evil's Bend in Mountain Wilds to
Lynchburg, Where Judge Massie's Body
Rests, Echoes of Shooting Are Heard.
By WILLIAM P. KENNEDY.
HILLSVILLE, Vu., March 17. All through the mountain Bectlon of
Virginia today Is found the bloody trail of tho tragedy at Hillsville.
At Devil's Bend, whero the Allen 'gang is barricaded; at Roanoke,
where old Floyd Allen and two henchmen were removed today for safe
keeping; at Lynchburg, whero tho body of the martyred Judge MaBsio is
laid to rest; at Pulaski, where his widow is prostrated; and at Hillsville,
where the other victims are being buried while armed detectives prepare
to Invade the mountains in search of those who caused it all, one finds
the tangled thread of melo-drama of the Blue Rldge.
Thtrty-flvo Baldwin detectives came back today from the home of
Sldna Allen, upon which they swooped last night in the expectation of
a fight to the death with one of the Allen band of outlaws. SIdna's homo
was deserted. His wife said:
"Ho ain't here, and when you llnd him there'll bo others with him
and you'll wish you hadn't found him."
Sho meant that Sldna had joined a score of his pals at Devil's Bend
and that there he waited the coming of the officers.
PRISONERS REMOVED TO ROANOKE.
Old Floyd Allon. his -ion Victor, ana
Bud Marlon three members of tc
band which wiped out the Carroll
county court last Thursday were le
moved under cover of darkness last
night to the jail In Roanoke. They
had been in Jail at Hillsville. but
there were ominous threats of deliv
erance. Late yesterday a coveie.l wagon
backed up to the Hillsville jail. Old
Floyd, wounded In four pla.:c,3 and
his two henchmen were quickly bhlft
cd from the antiquated brick prison
to the wagon, and, surrounded bv
moie than fifty armed detectives tho
rldo acicss country to the nearest
railroad station was begun
They arrive in ISounoko this morn
inu at 4 o'clock.
Only once did Floyd Allen make com
plaint during the hazardous removal
from Hillsvlllo to Roanoke. As ho was
carried on a stretcher up the steps of
the rtoauokc prison I is wounded leg
"Vou'ie killing me,' he said.
They released his leg and the gilm
look of determination not to wince re
turned to the face of the old moun
taineer. Detective Baldwin described today the
fruitless raid upon the home of Sldna
Allen, In the mountain fastness, yester
day afternoon. As the detectives, each
holding a rifle cocked, advanced up the
hillsides they met Garland Allen, a
prlmltlvo Baptist mlutstet and brothel
of old Floyd.
The minister. Ineffectually protesting,
was placed under arrest.
"Go first,'" said the leader of the In
Minister Used As Wedge.
The mlnlstet was used as a wedge to
entei the hill recesses and the caval
cade, single Hie, proceeded towatd the
home of Sldna Allen, each man know
ing that the minlstci must lecelvo tho
llrst bullet from the Allen house.
Step by tep they advanced, expect
ing euth moment to hear the sing of
a bullet No sound came and the de
tectives finally 1 untied the place It
was deserted Mrs Allen was found
ncurbv, at the homo of a neighbor, and
it u then that abe grimly observed
that "Sid's not here and you'll be sony
when ou find him."
The belief In Hillsville today is that
Sldna Allen hoH fled over the mountain
to Devil'b Bend, where the entire Allen
gang is thought to bo prepared for tho
last stand to prevent being tuken alive.
Devil's Bend Is appropriately named for
its topography is such that an outlaw
band might stand on tho hill and sweep
the sui rounding country with bullets-,
resisting a small aimy.
The captured outlaws went on a spe
cial train to Roanoke. Judge Staples,
who rehabilitated the Carroll counts
coutt after the Aliens had killed Judge
prosecuoi, sheriff, and a juryman, ac
companied the detectives who carried
the Aliens to Roanoke.
The trip from Hillsville to Blair, a
ralhoad station, was mado in wugons
iicros ulmoft impu-jsable counti v roads,
with mud moro thun 11 foot deep be
spite his wounds, one of them self
intltited old Flovd Allen bore the trl.il
of the loiiinpi vm1'1 ' " - - "
tude. When ho at lived at Roanoke his
'Pop's feeling piettj pert."'
Then the boy wuved his hand half
derlantlj as ho went up the narrow
steps to tho Roanoke cells, whllo the
detectives turned back to Hillsvlllo to
join otheis who arc preparing to go Into
the mountains to Join tho posses and
then capture the eighteen or twenty
Aliens and their friends who escaped
aftei the courthouse riot.
Carried on a Stretcher,
l'lojd Allen was carried on a
su etcher fiom the special train to tha
Rnaneko prmon It waa hardly dawn,
Mint the dcspeindo.) woo slipped Into
lewn without kuo.v.d3o 011 tho part
ot tho general public Thiough u luse.
Ilio Hldwir-lJti detectives had given
the iiupicssicn that the 1 11 rev. de-
e 'l.u . . . ,. ,
Ptilusl.l, Ihiui'oi. Is tl.o hunii ul
Judge Mbhsle, and ;he detii-tlves Knev
the dungei of a plan to Iniiin to thj
town nt tie murtj'icd judi;pKe !(.
liss !len V C
Jchn Moore and Caoell Strickland
win lini been 'i'(l in Jail h-n with
the Mleis ..'id Aloirlnn. vvi-ro 11 'eased
last night Bith Moon an l Stinklund
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