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Then and Now: McGoldrick Lumber

James P. McGoldrick, born in 1859, started in the timber business in Minnesota. Seeing that most of the lumber he sold came from the Northwest, he moved to Spokane in 1906 and bought a mill south of Gonzaga College, east of downtown Spokane.

100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga announces third alumni killed in World War I effort

Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, a “naval volunteer aviator,” who died in a plane crash in Miami, apparently while in training. Mutty had attended Gonzaga’s high school for two years. The Gonzaga president said he was an athlete, a debater and “was very well-liked.”

100 years ago in Spokane: Police arrest suspect in downtown diamond burglary

A man was sleeping in his apartment on Riverside Avenue when he heard the sound of shattering glass. He went to the window and saw a man standing at the United Jewelry Store across the street. The man was taking diamonds from the window display, “one at a time, and placing them in his pocket.” The witness called police, who raced to the scene.

100 years ago in Spokane: Throngs fill downtown Spokane streets on Independence Day

Thousands thronged the downtown streets for an Independence Day street dance and pageant. “Hotels report every room filled,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle said. Meanwhile, thousands were attending a big horse-racing meet at the fairgrounds. Plenty of other sporting contests also were taking place during the day: golf tournaments at the Spokane Country Club and the Hayden Lake course, a junior rifle shoot at Fort Wright and a tennis tournament at various Spokane courts.

100 years ago in Spokane: Local surgeon back from France predicts World War I to last many more years

Dr. James A. Neff, a former Spokane surgeon who just returned from service in France, predicted that the war in Europe might continue at least five more years. “Germany isn’t defeated yet, not by a jugful,” he told the Spokane Daily Chronicle. “The time will come, five years or ten or perhaps a little sooner, when the war will end, but it will come only when we develop that spirit of sacrifice which has made the name of France such a precious utterance.”