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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

Wed., Aug. 28, 2013, midnight

From our archives, 100 years ago

Two women and two men from Spokane were arrested in Colfax on suspicion of “white slavery” – essentially, prostitution.

The two couples attracted attention by racing their motorcycles along the streets of Colfax. After their motorcycles stalled on a steep grade, two men and one of the women were detained by officers.

The other woman was found “drinking beer and smoking cigarettes beside the road with two harvest hands.”

One of the women had the marvelous name of “Emma Hussey.”

From the fitness beat: Superior Court Judge E.H. Sullivan returned to Spokane after a long walking vacation on the Olympic Peninsula.

The judge said he and a friend walked from Sol Duc Springs to the coast near La Push, about 50 miles each way. He said he “does not care for a horse or a railroad train when I wish to travel and have plenty of time.”

He said he made a habit of walking five to six miles per day as a way to prevent aging.

“I believe that if a man expects to remain young that he should take a good long walk every day,” said Sullivan, 63.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1955: Black Chicago teen Emmett Till was abducted in Money, Miss., after he supposedly whistled at a white woman; he was found slain three days later.

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