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John B. Milholland gave a vial of morphine to his business partner Jay Hough, it was claimed in court – supposedly to use in a suicide pact when their gigantic fraud scheme collapsed.
Mrs. John B. Milholland caused a sensation when she took the stand in the Jay Hough fraud trial.
The prosecution rested in the Jay Hough fraud case, and for the first time, details of Hough’s confession were made public.
Father William Metz, a Spokane priest, gave an impassioned plea for economic justice.
Two young Ephrata, Washington, farmers were lying near death after being shot by a “half-crazed youth.”
A sensational disclosure rocked the Jay Hough trial: Hough’s partner, John B. Milholland, planned to murder the Idaho mining man whom they were defrauding.
Spokane’s Sportsmen’s and Tourists’ Fair was a smash hit.
A Spokane jury acquitted one federal Prohibition agent, John G. Montgomery, and split on convicting a second agent, W.C. Vest, in the shooting of Ernest Emley outside of a Keller dance hall.
An entire meeting of the Spokane Bar Association was given over to an indignant discussion about Rev. W.C. Hicks, Spokane’s Episcopal dean, who had stated publicly that “there are too many lawyers in Olympia.” He made the comment a day earlier while discussing a new divorce bill.
Federal Prohibition agents John G. Montgomery and W.C. Vest were both on trial for manslaughter in the shooting of Ernest Emley, but prosecutors tried to get Montgomery to admit it was Vest who fired the fatal shot.
A half-dozen trial witnesses made sensational claims that federal Prohibition agent W.C. Vest was drunk the day he shot Ernest Emley in the belief that Emley was a bootlegger.
Whitman County was not merely a rich wheat-growing region – it had become the richest wheat-growing county in the U.S.
Two more members of a Spokane gang of youthful burglars were arrested in Portland – caught in the act of ransacking homes in that city.
Several soldiers from Fort Wright were arrested following a brawl at the Washington Dance Hall – and the next day a provost guard ordered all soldiers to return to the base. All liberty was suspended indefinitely.
With heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey performing his vaudeville act in Spokane, talk had circulated that the hotly anticipated Dempsey-Carpentier fight might be held at the Alan Race Track, just east of Spokane. Dempsey even took an excursion to the site to look it over.
Motorcycle officer J.W. Hudson fired three shots at a gang of suspected bootleggers near the old Schade Brewery just east of downtown.
Spokane residents expressed their dislike of the new poll tax – sometimes a little too forcefully.
The mothers of the late Mary Fett and the late Charles Fett delivered markedly different messages to reporters while police continued to search the Spokane River for Mary Fett’s body.
More than 1,000 fans showed up to greet heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey when his train pulled into Spokane.
The evidence was growing that Mary Fett, missing for days, had been murdered by her husband.