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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

Some Spokane ministers continued to fulminate against dancing, “the greatest registering place of hell for women.”

The Rev. Lovick P. Law of the Corbin Park Methodist Church delivered a sermon titled, “The Trail of the Serpent.”

“When the devil cannot accomplish the downfall of woman any other way, he can and does accomplish it when he gets her to become the devotee of the modern dance,” he said. “Where else in the universe of God are such positions permitted as those taken on the ballroom floors today between men and women outside of married life?”

From the church beat: The new Manito Neighborhood Presbyterian Church held its formal opening. Services had been held in the church for some weeks, but this celebration marked the church’s completion.

From the hunting beat: A report from Twisp, Wash., indicated that a blanket of snow 30 inches deep was aiding ranchers in their campaign against coyotes.

Armed ranchers on horseback were able to easily overtake coyotes in the heavy snow. One rancher reported that he found eight coyotes in a field, four of which he shot.

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(From the Associated Press)

1915: The House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.

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