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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Murder mystery takes another twist

The wife of missing Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt said she was more certain than ever that her husband had been abducted and murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: Maybe husband’s on his farm, not murdered, wife says

The wife of Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt, who vanished weeks before, was apparently no longer convinced her husband had been murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Timber men ask president to send troops to help fight fires

Area timbermen asked President Woodrow Wilson to send troops to North Idaho and western Montana to fight the raging wildfires, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: Hotel clerk nabs teen thief; wildfires surpass ‘human control’

Miss Anna White, 23, chased a young hotel thief down Riverside Avenue, nabbed him, and “held him prisoner until the arrival of the police,” The Spokesman-Review reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: New twists in a baffling case of attempted suicide or murder

The Peter Olson Mystery Case, as The Spokesman-Review called it, took a new turn. Olson was a farm worker from Minnesota who was discovered by a passerby, lying in a …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man claims Wobbly assault, booked on suspicion of insanity

A Spokane fireman was on his way to fish at Marshall Lake when he heard moaning and a cry for water in the woods, The Spokesman-Review reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: State rests in Wobbly buttons case

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Rabbit roundup near Prosser

More than 100 people staged a massive jackrabbit drive – yes, a bunny roundup – near Prosser.


100 years ago in Spokane: Child labor abolished; gold struck

Child labor was abolished in Inland Northwest mills, logging camps and box factories, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. It had long been the practice to employ young boys and girls …


100 years ago in Spokane: Rev. Lake baptizes believers in the river

Hundreds of people stood on the Washington Street bridge to watch a series of river baptisms performed by the Rev. John G. Lake.


100 years ago in Spokane: 14 arrested for wearing a Wobbly button

Spokane police detectives arrested 14 Wobblies for the crime of wearing a Wobbly button, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: The search for a solution to city parking problems starts

The Spokane Daily Chronicle looked into the future and warned about an emerging crisis: automobile parking in the city.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:01 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies’ new path alarms newspaper

The city’s Wobblies combined with the “bolshevist elements of the socialists” to create a new radical organization to be called the League for Democracy at Home. The Spokane Daily Chronicle …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Governor says federal troops not needed to handle Wobbly unrest

Gov. Ernest Lister ended his visit to Spokane by saying that “there will be no martial law” in the region to deal with the Wobbly situation. Local authorities had asked …


100 years ago in Spokane: Diocese weighs merits of ‘Santa myth’

The Catholic bishop of the Spokane diocese weighed in on a hot seasonal issue: Should the “Santa Claus” myth be banished from children’s lives?


100 years ago in Spokane: Hunt on for Italian ‘anarchist society’

Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Wartime effort, jealously guarded, spurs need for ‘watchmen’

A new emergency city ordinance showed the level of wartime anxiety in Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Migrant labor – from China – proposed as stop-gap to labor shortage

A prominent Yakima apple grower made a bold and controversial proposal. He suggested that the state import 50,000 Chinese laborers.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Civic Righteousness Commitee’ pledges to root out vice

A “Civic Righteousness Committee” was formed by the Spokane Ministerial Association in order to formulate an anti-vice plan for Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial raises specter of ‘enemy aliens’ as threat to U.S.

An editorial in The Spokesman-Review was headlined, “Enemy Aliens are a Growing Menace.”


100 years ago in Spokane: News from around the medical community

A Hillyard man was “at the point of death” after being bitten by a tick.


100 years ago in Spokane: From the front in Europe, a primer in trench warfare

Soldier William J. McKie returned from the European front and told a group of his former teachers at Lewis and Clark High School how the “great sport of ‘over the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies ‘treasurer’ investigated as German spy

Authorities believed that William Deneke, one of the Wobblies arrested in an Idaho lumber camp, might actually be a German spy.


100 years ago in Spokane: City’s symphony orchestra marks a milestone with Beethoven’s Fifth

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra had grown to the point where it could now attempt “one of the most difficult numbers for any orchestra in the world to play”: Beethoven’s Fifth …


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial sounds note of alarm on Bolshevik revolution

The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page was following developments in Russia with alarm.


100 years ago in Spokane: Revelation lands fireman with a new identity – and a fortune

William Rogers, 29, was a Northern Pacific railroad fireman who had been abandoned at a young age and brought up by a Portland woman.


100 years ago in Spokane: Region’s spruce eyed for aircraft manufacture

A Spokane man was convinced that Spokane was perfectly positioned for a new wartime industry: airplane manufacturing.


100 years ago in Spokane: Reverend brings word from the front

A preacher who had just returned from the European war zone told a Spokane congregation, “The Germans are already boasting of what they are going to do to our troops. …


100 years ago in Spokane: Gamblers weigh odds on mayor’s reelection

There were no public opinion polls in 1917, but there was another way of calculating election odds – betting pools.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:23 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Child born to ‘schoolgirl’ considered for adoption

An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a 4-pound baby boy in Marble, Wash., a small town near Northport.