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The Coeur D'Alenes; Or, a Tale of the Modern Inquisition in Idaho, Hutton, May Arkwright
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Author Name:    Hutton, May Arkwright

Title:   The Coeur D'Alenes; Or, a Tale of the Modern Inquisition in Idaho

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    General Books LLC 

ISBN Number:   123583865X / 9781235838651

Seller ID:   ING9781235838651

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... Chaptbb XII. APRIL 29TH, 1899. On the morning of April 29th, 1899, as the usual Northern Pacific train proceeded on its way to Burke through the various mining camps on Canyon Creek, the crew noticed a large number of men on the streets, but thought nothing of it, as it was a common occurrence to see the men "off shift" to attend a funeral of one of their members who may have been killed in the mines. They arrived at Burke and did the usual amount of yard work, and when the train pulled down to the depot some man asked the conductor: "How are you fixed to take down some men V He replied: "Besides the regular coaches, we have some empty box cars that we are taking out." When starting time arrived the conductor said to the engineer: "Hold on a little. I want to collect fares from the fellows in the box cars." Simultaneous with this request came an order from two masked men, who had climbed into the engine from the opposite side, saying: "Pull out for Wallace, and be damned quick about it," said the leader, who used a powerful persuader in the shape of a 45-90 Winchester rifle, to insure the prompt compliance of his order. The engineer said afterward he thought as he looked down the muzzle it was the biggest gun he had ever seen. As a consequence he complied to this order without delay. The train moved slowly down the Canyon with its load of human freight until it reached Mace, the first regular stop, about one mile below Burke, where one hundred men got aboard. The train moved on down the Canyon, and when near the Frisco powder house the engineer was ordered to stop, and before the train came to a full stop a number of men, headed by the trusty "Pete," got off, proceeded to the powder magazine, broke the lock and loaded about 1,000 pounds of giant powder into...



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