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A surprise twist complicated the insanity defense of Harry Williams, 84, who was accused of shooting Jack Batten, a city firefighter, at Williams’ farm near Deep Creek.
Two Lewis and Clark High School football players were found not guilty of perjury for lying about their ages in order to play football.
The police “dry squad” raided one of the poshest clubs in town – the Spokane City Club – and netted five arrests and more than 100 quarts of booze.
The Spokane Central Labor Council organized a huge vaudeville benefit show to raise money for the families of Spokane’s many unemployed men.
Police used the gymnasium on the fourth floor of Spokane City Hall to display a huge amount of loot recovered from a bold gang of house-breakers, which targeted Spokane residents who were wintering California.
Young Elliot Michener (sometimes spelled Mitchener), the suspect in several high-profile thefts, talked to a reporter by phone from the Newport jail and said, “I just want to go back to Coeur d’Alene and stay with my father.”
The criminal career of 14-year-old Elliot Michener (or Mitchener) ended in another arrest – this time with $14,500 in securities in his possession.
Federal immigration officials ordered the deportation of Count and Countess Viggo von Holstein back to Denmark.
Walter Bruce, president of the Spokane Bird Club, wrote an article describing how robins, contrary to popular belief, are not really harbingers of spring in the Spokane region.
Every girl at Lewis and Clark High School would be required to submit to a physical examination at the beginning of each school year, and again at the close.
An anonymous feature writer, apparently a woman, ventured “into the sports editor’s domain” and attended a Spokane “boxing bee,” i.e., a prizefight.
A common theme – illegal booze – was evident in many of the day’s big news stories.
Donald A. McDonald, the chief federal Prohibition officer for Washington state, turned in his resignation largely because he believed the bootleggers were winning.
Harry Williams, 84, was to be charged with murder in the shooting death of his friend, Spokane firefighter John Batten.
The astonishing growth in the number of autos on the road was leading to more accidents – sometimes involving child pedestrians.
The idea of a new state combining Eastern Washington with North Idaho is hardly new – it was being touted in 1921.
W.J. Miller of Spokane was convicted for having whiskey in his possession – and not just a dram or two.
An ad in the Spokane Daily Chronicle appealed directly to “Ye Sons and Daughters of Erin.”
Arlie King, 16, was working in the mailroom at the Crescent Department Store, when he cut his lip while sealing an envelope.
Spokane motorcycle policeman Bill Hudson had an interesting career – to say the least – before he joined the force.