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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

Spokane police arrested two brothers, James and Charles Fueston, for the murder of Albert J. Williams, the teenager who was bludgeoned with a gas pipe after walking a girl home from a prayer meeting.

Police said they believed the Fuestons mistook Williams for another boy, who the Fuestons knew to be carrying a large amount of cash from his job as a grocery store collector. That boy was also at the prayer meeting.

Police theorized the Fuestons followed the wrong boy, bludgeoned him and found he was penniless. 

Charles Fueston told reporters he was not guilty, did not know Williams and knew nothing about the crime. 

From the twitter beat: For those of you who think the word “twitter” was just recently invented, here’s a quote from a review of the Lewis and Clark High School senior play: “Particularly good was Frances Robinson’s characterization of Barbara Pennymint, ‘The Little Robin,’ who certainly did twitter most life likely.”

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1913: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution calling upon all federal officials, from the president on down, to wear a white carnation the following day in observance of Mother’s Day.

1924: J. Edgar Hoover was given the job of FBI director.



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