From our archive, 100 years ago Miss Edith Colby’s friends from Spokane continued to testify in her defense at her murder trial in Thompson Falls, Montana, yet they were not …
From our archive, 100 years ago Testimony continued about the disturbed state of mind of Miss Edith Colby, on trial for murder in Thompson Falls, Montana.
From our archive, 100 years ago The prosecution and the defense agreed on many of the relevant facts in the murder trial of Miss Edith Colby, a former candidate for …
A bootlegger hid 16 pints of Kentucky Dew under box, then sat his 8-year-old daughter on top of it in an effort to deter investigators.
Jim Kershner: This Day in History
This day in history column for Nov. 27, 2016.
From our archive, 100 years ago Amidst considerable pomp and splendor, King Boreas Rex IX arrived in Spokane to pay his respects to King Pip IX.
A jury convicted Edward Mayberry of murdering his former common-law wife – which raised the possibility of the first official hanging in Spokane in 17 years.
From our archive, 100 years ago Undertaker J.M. Knight received a call at 8:45 p.m. from a caller who said a 3-year-old child had died. He requested that Knight come …
From our archive, 100 years ago
From our archive, 100 years ago The former Countess Zellen, a French opera star and now the wife of champion boxer “Ruby Bob” Fitzsimmons, arrived in Spokane in her new …
From our archive, 100 years ago “Alexander the Mystic,” aka Claud Alexander Conlin, was in legal trouble again. He was arrested on a grand larceny charge stemming from a con …
From our archive, 100 years ago A coroner’s jury believed that Charles Keller held the key to solving the mystery of Mrs. Margaret Braun’s death at the Tourist Hotel in …
From our archive, 100 years ago Police were attempting to unravel a murder mystery at the Tourist Hotel in Spokane.
Mrs. Nettie Oppenheimer, 48, “perhaps the best-known Jewish woman in the city,” died after a long illness at her home on Pacific Avenue.
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was trying to build anticipation for one of Spokane’s big annual events, the National Apple Show.
“Presidency Still In Doubt,” shouted The Spokesman-Review’s banner headline, “Result Depends On Four Close States.”
Nail-biter of an election still showed Charles Evans Hughes and Woodrow Wilson in close contention.
On presidential election morning, The Spokesman-Review’s front page was full of good news for Republican candidate Charles E. Hughes.
The two men who robbed the Union Park Bank and shot grocer Frank Magart when he tried to intervene were both sentenced to 20-year terms in the state pen.
Athol Gorrill, 20, a North Central High School graduate and University of Washington student, was injured in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday Everett.”
A familiar brand of pre-election frenzy filled the paper, just a few days before the 1916 presidential election.
From our archive, 100 years ago Two men attempted a brazen and bloody holdup of the Union Park Bank in Spokane, 2002 E. Sprague.
Two “train thugs” took advantage of the many hobos riding the freight trains – and left two men shot and bleeding between Cle Elum and Ellensburg.
Halloween prank complaints were “relatively few,” said the paper — yet “relatively” was the operative word, and several “pranks” were shockingly serious.
The strange “kidnapping” case involving magician and clairvoyant Alexander — aka Alexander the Mystic, aka B.M.J. Conlin — kept getting stranger and stranger.
At least 20 eateries on Main and Trent Avenues were printing new menus after the area’s leading “restaurant men” met and decided to raise prices en masse.
From our archive, 100 years ago It took only one juror, Mrs. G.A. Clark, to hopelessly deadlock the jury in the J.G. Simpson liquor procurement case.
From our archive, 100 years ago Was the great “Alexander,” the well-known clairvoyant and magician appearing at the Auditorium Theater, also a kidnapper?
From our archives, 100 years ago The case had been touted as one of the most egregious public swindles in Idaho history — yet a jury took only 15 minutes …