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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:01 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies’ new path alarms newspaper

The city’s Wobblies combined with the “bolshevist elements of the socialists” to create a new radical organization to be called the League for Democracy at Home. The Spokane Daily Chronicle …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Governor says federal troops not needed to handle Wobbly unrest

Gov. Ernest Lister ended his visit to Spokane by saying that “there will be no martial law” in the region to deal with the Wobbly situation. Local authorities had asked …


100 years ago in Spokane: Diocese weighs merits of ‘Santa myth’

The Catholic bishop of the Spokane diocese weighed in on a hot seasonal issue: Should the “Santa Claus” myth be banished from children’s lives?


100 years ago in Spokane: Hunt on for Italian ‘anarchist society’

Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Wartime effort, jealously guarded, spurs need for ‘watchmen’

A new emergency city ordinance showed the level of wartime anxiety in Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Migrant labor – from China – proposed as stop-gap to labor shortage

A prominent Yakima apple grower made a bold and controversial proposal. He suggested that the state import 50,000 Chinese laborers.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Civic Righteousness Commitee’ pledges to root out vice

A “Civic Righteousness Committee” was formed by the Spokane Ministerial Association in order to formulate an anti-vice plan for Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial raises specter of ‘enemy aliens’ as threat to U.S.

An editorial in The Spokesman-Review was headlined, “Enemy Aliens are a Growing Menace.”


100 years ago in Spokane: News from around the medical community

A Hillyard man was “at the point of death” after being bitten by a tick.


100 years ago in Spokane: From the front in Europe, a primer in trench warfare

Soldier William J. McKie returned from the European front and told a group of his former teachers at Lewis and Clark High School how the “great sport of ‘over the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies ‘treasurer’ investigated as German spy

Authorities believed that William Deneke, one of the Wobblies arrested in an Idaho lumber camp, might actually be a German spy.


100 years ago in Spokane: City’s symphony orchestra marks a milestone with Beethoven’s Fifth

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra had grown to the point where it could now attempt “one of the most difficult numbers for any orchestra in the world to play”: Beethoven’s Fifth …


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial sounds note of alarm on Bolshevik revolution

The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page was following developments in Russia with alarm.


100 years ago in Spokane: Revelation lands fireman with a new identity – and a fortune

William Rogers, 29, was a Northern Pacific railroad fireman who had been abandoned at a young age and brought up by a Portland woman.


100 years ago in Spokane: Region’s spruce eyed for aircraft manufacture

A Spokane man was convinced that Spokane was perfectly positioned for a new wartime industry: airplane manufacturing.


100 years ago in Spokane: Reverend brings word from the front

A preacher who had just returned from the European war zone told a Spokane congregation, “The Germans are already boasting of what they are going to do to our troops. …


100 years ago in Spokane: Gamblers weigh odds on mayor’s reelection

There were no public opinion polls in 1917, but there was another way of calculating election odds – betting pools.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:23 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Child born to ‘schoolgirl’ considered for adoption

An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a 4-pound baby boy in Marble, Wash., a small town near Northport.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Tile house’ a total loss after fire

A fire raged through the main building of the Washington Brick, Lime and Sewer Pipe Co. in Dishman.


100 years ago in Spokane: Residents urged to cut calories for war effort

Spokane residents were urged to “save lives through food conservation.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Taking justice into their own hands, local boys apprehend bike thief

A crowd of boys arrived triumphantly with a prisoner – an 11-year-old boy – at Spokane police headquarters. The prisoner was lashed to the handlebars of a bicycle.


100 years ago in Spokane: Bumper crop of potatoes helps ease wartime food squeeze

About 29 workers at the Northern Pacific railroad shop at Parkwater wanted to do something about wartime food shortages and the high cost of living.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Lackluster show of patriotism lands local man in court

The term “slacker” usually referred to a man who failed to register for the draft, but now the paper was beginning to complain about Liberty Loan slackers – people who …


100 years ago in Spokane: Police chief warns against Halloween hijinks

A headline in the Spokane Daily Chronicle warned, “Have Fun, But Don’t Get Gay.”’


100 years ago in Spokane: Former lawman sentenced for murder

Charles Palmer, former justice of the peace and deputy sheriff in Milan, just north of Spokane, was sentenced to 10-20 years for second-degree murder.


100 years ago in Spokane: Judge warns of juvenile delinquency ‘crisis’

Judge D.W. Hern warned of a looming juvenile delinquency crisis in Spokane. The juvenile court had already heard 453 delinquency cases in 1917, and many teens were sent to reformatories …


100 years ago in Spokane: Sharp reprimand – and handcuffs – for local draft dodger

The paper was full of stories about patriotic Spokane citizens volunteering for the army, donating to the Red Cross and rushing to purchase Liberty bonds (war bonds).


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Long contest’ predicted for war in Europe

U.S. Sen. Wesley Jones warned a Spokane crowd that the war in Europe “may last five years – there is a long contest ahead.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Jail inmates pitch with advice on for unexpected delivery

The landlord of the Seattle Hotel, on Trent Avenue in Spokane, called police and said, “Better send somebody over here right away, I think there is something wrong.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Swimming, once seen as a “dangerous” sport, starts to catch on

The Spokesman-Review was touting a new and exciting exercise fad: swimming.