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Eight Wobblies were convicted in a Spokane courtroom of “criminal syndicalism” and sentenced to 30 days in the city jail.
The Little Theater Company of Spokane was making plans to fan out into the woods to entertain the lumberjacks in the region’s logging camps.
Spokane deserved credit for “breaking the backbone” of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) in the Northwest, declared the Spokane Daily Chronicle.
The Spokesman-Review wrote an editorial tribute to Charles M. Fassett, who stepped down as mayor as of the beginning of the year.
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union had already won its war on liquor. Now it was renewing its assault on another vice, cigarettes.
A Wobbly “disturbance” at the Spokane City Jail – or what the Spokane Daily Chronicle called a “jail riot” – ended after authorities “turned a fire hose on the disturbers.”
Spokane police raided hotels and lodging houses “believed to be infested” with Wobblies, “questioning and searching all occupants,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Police arrested C.K. Quast, “a German alien,” in his room at the Palm Hotel. They said he was “the head of a newborn movement” to establish a radical government in Spokane, the Chronicle reported.
Ted McDonald, suspected of involvement in the Spokane murder of W.H. McNutt, was arrested in Fresno, but his brother, Will McDonald, was still at large and being sought by police in both California and Spokane.
The state concluded its case against 28 members of the Industrial Workers of the World – Wobblies, as they were known – for the crime of wearing Wobbly buttons, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Hundreds of people stood on the Washington Street bridge to watch a series of river baptisms performed by the Rev. John G. Lake.
Residents of Harrison, Idaho, were still in shock as they tried to assess the magnitude of the disaster that had befallen their city the day before.
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the “most exciting scenes ever witnessed in the Baptist Church” at Nelson, B.C., took place in a Bible class.