Stories tagged: kershner
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.
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
City Commissioner J.H. Tilsley was poring over some old ordinances when he discovered the existence of an old “Sunday amusement closing ordinance.” It had not been enforced for decades, but …
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Harry Forbes, 20, went door-to-door in the Rockwood district, telling housewives, “Can you help a poor soldier who lost an arm in the war?”
Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Miners Peter Grant and Emil Sayko emerged into the light of day after being entombed 2,600 feet deep in the Gold Hunter mine near Mullan, Idaho, for 14 days.
Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union had already won its war on liquor. Now it was renewing its assault on another vice, cigarettes.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Excellent news arrived from the Gold Hunter Mine near Mullan, Idaho. Two miners, trapped for a week, were alive and well, although not yet out of the mine.
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
The six-member troupe, along with pianist George Copeland, were “regarded as among the most artistic and refined of dancing attractions.”
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
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.”
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
The Miss Spokane was christened in 1917 with elaborate ceremonies on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, the vessel immediately proved disappointing “because it did not develop the speed necessary to compete …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Spokane Rotary Club members were incensed when a disheveled man who looked like a Wobbly “radical” broke into their meeting at the Davenport Hotel’s Hall of Doges.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
A dramatic rescue attempt was underway at the Hunter Mine in Mullan, Idaho, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. Miners P.P. Grant and Emil Slayko were caught in a cave-in 1,500 …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a photo of Countess de Porigny, because she was involved in “the remarkable success of Dr. Voronoff, a Russian scientist, in restoring youth by implantation …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Spokane police raided hotels and lodging houses “believed to be infested” with Wobblies, “questioning and searching all occupants,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
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 …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
Eamonn de Valera, the provisional “president of the Irish republic,” addressed a huge crowd at the Auditorium Theater, which included 400 people who were allowed to stand and sit on …
Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
“Hold your hands up higher,” the ringleader said to the proprietor. “Or I’ll kill you in a minute.”
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
John Philip Sousa, the March King, played to a wildly enthusiastic crowd at the Auditorium Theater and received “such applause as the historic old theater has rarely heard,” the Spokane …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
Now that Prohibition was the law of the land, Spokane was acquiring four new deputies to enforce it. They would be under the direction of John M. Rogers, Prohibition agent …
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Lloyd H. Woodress had been arrested for burglary in Latah County and was being held in a large steel cage at Moscow’s jail, The Spokesman-Review reported. But he managed to …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2019
“The greater the enthusiasm we can show the boys who fought this war for us, the more they will know they appreciate what they did,” said the chairman of the …