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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

The Spokane Daily Chronicle announced a new form of newspaper delivery – “by aeroplane.”

A local aviator was commissioned to deliver newspapers to Liberty Lake. He also planned to drop “specially wrapped souvenir Chronicles” along the way in designated spots in Millwood, Opportunity and Vera. The aviator promised to finish off with a “spectacular” display of stunt flying over Liberty Lake, including the “loop the loop.”

From the divorce beat: The divorce case involving wealthy Spokane financier Volney D. Williamson provided some “spicy” entertainment for Spokane.

Williamson charged his wife, Mabel, with enjoying the society of other men, both in Spokane and across the United States.

His case specified numerous instances in which she took auto rides with other men. She also “entertained” some of those men at home, at restaurants and hotels.

Mabel had not yet presented her side of the story.

From the auto beat: Gov. Ernest Lister of Washington celebrated Good Roads Day by driving the Pacific Highway from Blaine to Olympia.

The only hitch?

 He was stopped by an “enterprising motorcycle policeman in Pierce County” and cited for speeding.

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