May 11, 2010 in City
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
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From our archives, 100 years ago
Six-hundred fifty members of the city’s cooks, waiters and waitresses union chose a strategic time to walk off their jobs en masse – the middle of lunch hour.
Hundreds of diners were left in the middle of their meals. The manager of one of the city’s nicest restaurants, Davenport’s, said that “we are cramped and rushed right now.”
However, he said they would have no trouble replacing the striking workers.
“We will run the place to suit ourselves,” he said, “now that waiters have treated us as they have.”
From the court beat: A sensational murder trial was under way in Colville, where a man was charged with mixing up a drink laced with strychnine and giving it to his wife.
She collapsed in convulsions minutes later.
According to a witness, the husband suspected her of having an affair with another man. He came downstairs, handed her a glass and said, “Take it, it won’t hurt you.”
Also on this date
(From the Associated Press)
1502: Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere. … 1858: Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union. … 1910: Glacier National Park in Montana was established.