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A visiting Seattle evangelist was run out of Sandpoint after he spread scurrilous untruths about the town’s young people.
“Deafness” constituted the principal alibi of W.J. Van Skike, on trial for manslaughter after running down a widow on the street and dragging her under his car for 13 blocks without stopping.
A Spokane police officer testified that he went to the home of hit-and-run suspect W.J. Van Skike and asked this extraordinary question: “Why didn’t you stop your car when you ran over a woman at Division and Sprague and dragged her 13 blocks east on Sprague?”
A grizzly bear gave birth in her “winter quarters” at Manito Park Zoo.
A parade of more than 200 unemployed men marched through downtown to City Hall, demanding relief.
Spokane police arrested Glen Mitchell, 21, of Portland, on charges of blackmailing a Spokane couple by threatening to sully their daughter’s reputation.
Chris Harmesen, a Spokane laborer, was working below ground on a sewer project at Post Street and Gordon Avenue when disaster struck.
Two members of the Danish nobility, Count and Countess Von Holstein-Rathlou, living in Spokane, were being deported back to Denmark on various charges.
Two “boys,” age 22, were nabbed for operating a sophisticated car-theft ring in Spokane and throughout the Northwest.
John B. Milholland and Jay E. Hough, Spokane municipal bond brokers, made a suicide pact when their $353,000 embezzlement scheme was discovered.
Ella Redford of Spokane was struck on the back of the head by an auto – and now she remembered little of her past life.
The Tuxedo Five, a group of Spokane jazz musicians, was heading out onto the vaudeville circuit.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle proposed that the name of Fort George Wright be changed to Fort Spokane.
Bob’s Chili Parlor, 612 W. First Ave., was one of the most popular restaurants in the region – and it was set to get bigger.
The Spokane County sheriff targeted the area’s most notorious liquor violators: the country dance halls.
Police and city officials were breathing sighs of relief because the New Year’s Eve revels were largely peaceful.
Spokane was preparing for a “lively” and tuneful New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve revelers were issued a warning by the Spokane Daily Chronicle: “Don’t Let Anyone Imagine That It’s Armistice Night.”
The wildest post-Christmas party in Spokane resulted in the arrest of 11 lumberjacks, one of whom attempted to swing from a hotel chandelier, “a la Douglas Fairbanks.”
A wild night of “jazz juice” (liquor), “jazz babies” (flappers) and plain old jazz music ended in jail for two Eastern traveling salesmen.