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PETT1B0NE IN PRISON IN 1892 Was Leader of Riot in Mines and Tried in This City Just at this time It in interesting to know that in 1892 George A Pettibcne, who ia on trial for his life ■t Boise wan sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy in the Coeur d'Alene riots and that the trial was held in our city. For several mouths trouble bad been brewing in the Coeur d'Alene mining district which culminated in what is known as the Canyon Creek horror and the Old Mission outrage resulting in the destruction of much property, the loss of mauy lives, and the proclaiming of matial law Julv 14, 1892. The Old Mission troubles is told In the Press columns of July 16, 1892, as follows. "A most dastardly outrage was per petrated at the Old Mission last Tuesday evening. While the non-un ion miners, about eighty or ninety in number, who had been driven out of Gem, were awaiting the arrival of the steamer Oaks, they were fired upon by a party of union men, kil ling and wounding a number, the survivors ran to the woods for shel ter, followed by the strikers who shot the fugitives whenever an op portunity offered. One of the party told us that his pardner was shot down by his side while they were run ning for cover. Another told us that while in hiding he saw a man killed and robbed, then thrown into the river. Firing could be heard at short intervals in every direction until after dark. Our informant oonld not tell how many were killed in the first discharge as everything was in euoh great confusion. An other man attempted to swim the riv er to make bis escape, was fired upon and made to return, and was robbed of his olothlng and then told to skip. Another while tleeiug for his life was ahot down dose to another party in hiding, one of the murderers making the remark, that the murdered man had stuff, they proceeded to rob the dead man in the most approved style of a border highwayman." The Press tells how the troops were rushed from Missoula, Montana, into the distriot via Coeur d'Alene city on aooount of the riots having des troyed the Northern Pacific tracks entering the Coeur d'Alenes from the east. Many of the wounded were brought to Coeur d'Alene. Twenty-live out of the 980 non-union men were never accounted for.' The Frisco mill was blown into splinters by a miners' car of dyna mite. Charles Sweeney was impris oned by the dynamiters. The Bunker EXPLODE POWDER TRUST Washngton. July 31.—The govern ment baa filed in the United States cironit court at Wilmington, Del., a petition against E. I. Du Pont de Nemours 4 Co., the E. I. Du Pont da Nemours Power company of New Jersey and 24 other corporations aud 17 individnal connected with tbe 26 oorporatiens which are made defendants In the petitiou The HENRY A. DC PONT. | j I ' : I ] j ' ; | i | | I Hill 4 Sullivan mine was guarded by 275 union meu who placed dyna mite in the mill and then notified tbe mill managers to discharge the non-union meu or have tbe mill blown to atoms. Tbe 300 non-union men were discharged and run out of the country. The srikers took pos session of Wallace until the soldiers arrived. Mayor Dunn and others were placed on the blacklist. Mar tial law was declared and Gov. Wiley gave orders to shoot down any muu attempting to use dynamite. Many of the rioters were arrested, the Press of July 23. 1892 says: 'The arrest of George Pettibone gives general satisfaction throughout tbe camp. He was for a loug time jus tice of the peace at Gem, and tbe principal agitator of that disastrous raid. He and some other uniou men drove T jomas Ward, a butcher, out of towr the morning after tbe Frisco mill was blown up. During the tight at Gem, Pettibone was shot in the baud. He took to the hills on the approach of tbe soldiers. His wounded baud becoming so painful and dangerously bad, requiring tbe aid of physician, be returned to Gem aud was arrested by tbe soldiers. He was lodged in jail aud is watched by a special guard. A charge of murder will be laid against him, it is stated that it was be who fired the shot that killed ivony Bean On Sept. 1, 1892, in tbe United States district court held by Judge Beatty in Coeur d'Aleue, indictments were returned (Continued on page 4.) GEORGE A. PETTIBONE!. petition relates that all of the defendants- are engaged in in Lei state trade and commerce in gunpowder ami other high explosives aud are violating the act of July 2, 1890. known as tbe Sherman anti-trust law. It seeks to preveut and restrain the unlawful existing agreements, con tracts, combinations and conspiracies in restraint of such tiade and com meroe. to prevent and restrain tbe at I tempts upon tbe part of tbe defend ants to monopolize such trade and commerce, and to dissolve tbe exist ing monopolies therein. The Peytons Entertained. ^ A number of Coeur d'Alene citi zens took a trip to tbe summer borne of Coi I- N- Pevton last evening where music aud refreshments were enjoyed. Mrs. C. W. Noiquist. Mrs. | S. Day Beebe, Mrs. Peyton, Miss Kimball, Mr. and Horace Peyton, sang or played solos. Tbe bouse was beautifully lighted with Japanese lanterns. Tbe Victor was placed at tbe dispoasl of tbe visitors in going and coming on the lake, Those present were Meadamea Nor quist. Beebe. Burnett, Peyton and Daughters, Misses Dudley, Wbitbam Kimlall and O'Brien and Messers Burnett. O'Brien, Daughters, Col. Petyon. his brother from Los Angel es. a nephew and Horace, bis son The party returned at 12 o'clock. i | OUR. PRESIDENTS ANDREW JACKSON. The seventh president of the United States was born In Union county, N. C.. in 1767. At tbe age of thirteen he enlisted us a soldier In the war of the Revolution, in the war of 1812 he commanded the American forces at the battle of New Orleans, winning a decisive victory which made him a popular hero. Jackson was elected president In IS'28 and re-elected at the end of his first term. He was a Democrat Jackson died at his home the famous Hermitage, near Nashville. Tenn., In 1845. Jackson's first fame ns a soldier was w on by Ills defeat of the Creek Indians at Talladega In 1813 and at Emuekfau and Horseshoe Bend In 1814. Enter he was In couimuud against the Seminoles. His sobriquet was ••(••Id Hickory." TODD'S MINT DISTILLERY (J. H. Todd, of St. Maries, is u visitor in town today. He is having built a mint distillery, H. B. TrefT constructing the tubs and tbe Lake side Hardware company the condenser aud iron worm. He believes he will have it in shape for work within the next two weeks and says the mint plant is good. .The plant will lie cut just above tile ground and thou placed into wooden tubs winch is covered steam tight. At an opening at tbe bot tom of the tubs, steam will be let iu which will vaporize the essentials of the oil iu tbe pluut. winch then as cend through a title iu Ibe top of the tub, leading it to a condenser while tbe water and oil separates by teasou of their different specific gravities, allowing tbe oil to he skimmed off and saved. Mr. Todd lias five acres of the mint to liavrvest which he expects to increase to over 80 acres next year. The mint will yield 50 pounds per acre and it is worth 83 per pound whole. Mr. Todd stated that the St. Maries Land company is back of tbe proposition which is a subsidiary or ganization to the Chicago, Milwau kee A S*. Paul railroad. Over 400 "ores will be drained by pumps and diked, preparatory to planting in mint. He states the chief difficulty lie has is the labor problem. Ameri cans and most laborers decline to weed or hoe. looking up such wotk aa beneath them and that tbe Jap auese laborer is about the only kind be can count upon, although ne dislikes to employ foreign laborers. RAILROADS AND POLITICS FigTht That Involves Rights of States Washington. D. U.. July 28.— Special Correspondence—Tbe poiiti j cal event of tbe week has been tbe i legal fight in North Carolina by the railroads against tbe state law reduc ing passenger rate* to 2 14 cent a mile The railroad evaded tbe law by charging the former full rates, but attached a coupon to tbe ticketa j wbeh promised to repay the over i charge if tbe court* decided against I it ou tbe ground of unconatitution ality. Judge Pritchard of the United States Circuit court ha* de cided that tbe state law. under which the railroad employes had been itn prisoned by the state court, was un constitutional and void aud the prisoners were discharged under i habeas corpus proceedings. The case | has been appealed by tbe state aa jtboritiea aud will go to the United States Supreme court for final de oieion. In hiH decision Judge Pritchard declared that : ''Any attempt at punishment under the statute of the state, any attempt to punish the company or its agents for tbe observance of the order and decree of this court, would be in utter disregard of the comity which should exist between tbe .state and federal oourta, as well as an absolute nullity. " The state court lias also fined the Southern railroad 830.000 and execution has been ordered issued uud no doubt will lie resisted. Thus the question of State lights and Home Rule is made the chief ques lion aud must he decided before tbe real issue of whethet the rate reduc tion is reasouabie or confiscatory can bee settled. It is to be noted that Judge Pritchard is a late uppointei of Preaideut Roosevelt and was no toriously favorable to tbs railroads before he was appointed aud from bis actions would appear to he still ol that mind. This would Indicate that President Roosevelt although de siring to appear us u railroad reg ulator is actually opposed to the states protecting their citizens from unreasonable railroad rates, or he would not have appointed a ft lend of the railroads to the important pos ition of a judge,. This matter may take ou even more importance for other arrest# for overcharges iu other parts of tlie state are certain to follow and Governor Glenn is said to be determined to uphold the rights of the state with all the force at his command, j Tbe pot hunt iug federal office holders here are gleefully inquiring of Democrats how they stand ou gov enment ownership of railroads now I that Mr Bryan has delegates) that j issue to tbe rear as a paramount one. jThe Republicans are taunting tbe j Democrats with tbe declaration that j if Mr. Bryau is nominated they will see that government ownership i* thoroughly discussed upon the stump in all the close state* and district* and that tbe Democrats will have to defend it or back water. But our Republican friend* should not get Uw gay, for issues are born ,oot made. While mauy Democrat* much regret that Mr. Bryan v>: led to make government ownership prom inent they feet that tariff protection to tbe trusts end the curbing of pre datory corporations and Hume Rule through the reserved rights of tbe states, will far ontahadow other aud teaser issue* EXTRA SESSION OF LEGISLATURE — Rumored that Governor Gooding Will Call One to Provide Funds To provide funds for carrying on the case of the state of Idaho agaiust George A. Pettibone, charged with tbe murder of Governor Steuuenberg, a special session of tbe legislature may be held. Much is tbe report among well-know Idaho people in ! Spokane. ' The Spokesman-Rev lew sent a tele j k'ram to Ha correapondeut at. Boise inquiring about the matter. He re | plied that there lied been a rumor iu j Boise to this effect, but that it is not j generally believed. Governor Good j iug wns not ut Boise yesterday, and j It could not be learned if the extra j session Is to be held. The Press interviewed Senator Mc I Clear on the subject aud he stated that lie knew nothing about it more than Hie rumor. It is olaimed that the appropiation of 850,000 made by tbe legislature Iasi winter was about exbauated iu (he Haywood trial aud that if an extru session la not held it will tut necessary to issue deficiency warrants to cover the expenses of tbe l'ettl bone trial MANY GOING TO BIG CIRCUS Coeur d'Alene Will be Well Rep resented at Show in Spokane. The people of this vicinity will French premier who put down . . . ' disorder in the south of hranos GEORi iKS CI.KMENCEAU. 1 RIGHT OF WAY BOUGHT j , I Colville, Wash., July 31.- Sat urday's records in the office of the county auditor showed a total con sideration of 818,910 for real estate 1 sold and transfers recorded on that j day. Of this amount the Washing ton A Northern railway and K. A. | Blackwell of KpokHue paid 87100 as I follows: William W. Cecrle to tbe j Washington k Northern railway. | light of way over 160 acre* in sec tion 26, townthip 31 north of range 4 5, near Newport Lizzie Hutton to F. A. Blackwell, lot 2, block 6. j Koch's addition t<• Newport; Jes*« Coulter to K A Blackwell, lots 6, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Koch's addition I to Newport, and Harry Saddler to F. I A. Blackwell, lot* 1 and 2, Tsl j nmdge's addition to Newport. Aside ; from these transfers tbe records show a considerable number of sales of i other property in Newport to the ! Blackwell interests at good figures NEW DEED FOR LOT Odd Fellows Take Steps to Clear City's Title. At tlie regular meeting of Coeur d'Alene lodge No 34. I O. O. F. last evening steps were taken toward issuing a new deed for the lot pur chased by the city three years ago from the order- The matter was tak en up and the secretary ordered to call * special meeting by legal pubii- i cation, to be held August 20. for the pur|>ose of voting on the sale of tbe lot. At this meeting it will be ueoee nary for a majority of tbe member* to be present and vote ou tbe pro piMBl then the trustee* may make a legal deed to the property. have hut one opportunity of seeing Ritigllug Brothers World's Greatest Show* this year, the exhibition at Spokane ou Saturday, August 17, being the only oue to be pieaented near here. It is an opportunity that ail lovers of good amusement should avail th«maelve.s of, a* Singling Bro thers have organized a circus ao ex cellent, so large and ao full of novelty that it. is above comparison with any other show. Foieign agents stationed In Europe and Asia were instructed last winter to engage every act of promiueuce regardless of coat, aud the ie»uit i« a performance absolutely monopolizing all the world'a beat talaut What these agents left for otbsr shows to engage was not oon si derad good enough for tbe Singling Brother's to bother witn. There are over 300 performers with the otrona and 100 big acta, not one of which an other show OOtlld afford to pay for. The Riocotouo horses which wear trousers, coats and hoots, aud stand and walk on their hlud feet all the lime they are In the ring, are the greatest traiued animal aat the world has ever seen. Other attractions are Alexander l'atty, tbe only nwu on earth who can walk on his head as others walk on their feet; DeKock'a wonderful dog that walks around tbe ring on Its hind feel, balai-cing a man on IU head; the wonderful five Bedinls, from Haiy, who jump simultaneously to the iiack of a single horse; the great Kaufiuauus who ride uuioyolss on a high wire with the handle bars removed; the Holloways of London; the Marnello Mam lies, acrobatic bell ringers. Dulay Hodgiui, the celebrat ed Italian rider and only womau who can turn a somersault while ou horse | hack, and the Mlrze Golem troupe, loaned to tbe Rlugllug Brothers by i the Khali of Persia. If ttie space were to spare 100 • more acta, better than ever before seen in thi* country, could he men tioned. Hulllce It to say that King ling Brothers have an organization so ! wonderful as to *taud on a plain ,,,Kh H,M,r " " njr amusement. And there will he but one oppurtunty for the people of Ids by of A M ill U GEY LIN. Great third baseman of the New York National league bseehelJ