Stories tagged: kershner
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
A total of 24 cases of influenza were reported in Spokane in January 1920, including 10 cases in one family.
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
All three McDonald siblings – Fay, Marie and Ted – walked out of the city jail after they made bail, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
A jury declared three McDonald siblings not guilty of murdering W.H. McNutt – but they weren’t free for long.
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
The McDonald siblings’ murder trial was turned upside down when defense attorney Thomas Corkery declared that one of the McDonalds had in fact killed W.H. McNutt — but it was …
Sat., Jan. 18, 2020
Marie McDonald, murder suspect, and W.H. McNutt, murder victim, had been having an affair.
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Defense attorneys for the McDonald siblings made a sensational charge: That murder victim W.H. McNutt had been brutal to Marie McDonald and had choked her and threatened to throw her …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
After the first day of testimony in the McDonald siblings’ murder trial, the jury was escorted out of the courtroom and into the Wolverine lodging house, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
A dread new disease called variously “sleeping sickness” or “sleepy sickness” claimed another Spokane victim.
Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
The city won a “final victory” in its legal battle to keep jitneys off of Spokane’s streets.
Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Spokane’s young people had gone completely “dance mad,” a Spokesman-Review correspondent wrote.
Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
An enormous headline declared “Ratify Treaty; War Over.” This news seemed momentous, if more than a year late.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
A state commission declared that the proposed Columbia Basin irrigation project was perfectly feasible and presented “no serious engineering difficulties.”
Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
William Henry “Lone Star” Dietz, celebrity and famous football coach, pled guilty to draft evasion and was sentenced to one month in the Spokane County jail.
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
Madame Luisa Tetrazzini, an opera singer so famous that a gourmet dish was named after her, claimed to be captivated by the wintertime charms of Spokane.
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Census takers fanned out across Spokane and were asking householders one particularly delicate question: How old are you?
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
The Spokesman-Review wrote an editorial tribute to Charles M. Fassett, who stepped down as mayor as of the beginning of the year.
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
Good riddance to 1919, one lousy year. That was the message of the New Year’s editorial in The Spokesman-Review.
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Autos were fast becoming the most popular mode of transportation in Spokane, but motorists were learning that winter fog and ice could spell disaster.
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Le Grand Flint, alias Jack Ford, was a top-quality chauffeur with impeccable credentials and glowing recommendations. At least it seemed that way until he was convicted of stealing the auto …
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
The local YMCA launched a “campaign of Americanization” in Spokane, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
“Dad” Wilson, who sold pencils, shoestrings, cigars and chewing gum from his wheelchair on Spokane streets, now had a new storefront to operate from during winter days.
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
“Fool’s Gold,” the one and only movie made by Spokane’s bankrupt Washington Motion Picture Corp., was finally making some money in East Coast markets, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
100 years ago in Washington: Chronicle calls for end to corporal punishment; man presumed dead returns
A Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial said the “days of the rod and cat o’ nine tails” are a matter of history, and “let them stay in history.”
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
Medell Cozzeti, 14, was treated at the emergency hospital for welts on his back, neck and shoulders, inflicted in a spanking by his principal at the Bancroft School.
Sun., Dec. 15, 2019
Authorities were sternly enforcing Spokane’s six-hour business day in an attempt to save heating fuel during a ferocious cold snap.
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
The temperature hit 14 below zero in Spokane, and the city was forced to adopt “drastic and far-reaching” fuel-saving schedules for businesses and factories.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
A gun-toting robber made off with a pile of cash and change at the Union Park Bank on East Sprague Avenue, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union offered an alternative to the Sunday movie matinee. They suggested “educational treats,” meaning musical concerts and “biblical and educational films,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
A lecturer urged North Central High School students to cut out everything to do with “jazz” – including the music, the slang and the dress.
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
Two separate incidents involving plunges into icy water were in The Spokesman-Review. One story had a happy outcome, the other did not.