Stories tagged: kershner
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
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.
An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a 4-pound baby boy in Marble, Wash., a small town near Northport.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
A fire raged through the main building of the Washington Brick, Lime and Sewer Pipe Co. in Dishman.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Spokane residents were urged to “save lives through food conservation.”
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
A crowd of boys arrived triumphantly with a prisoner – an 11-year-old boy – at Spokane police headquarters. The prisoner was lashed to the handlebars of a bicycle.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
About 29 workers at the Northern Pacific railroad shop at Parkwater wanted to do something about wartime food shortages and the high cost of living.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
The term “slacker” usually referred to a man who failed to register for the draft, but now the paper was beginning to complain about Liberty Loan slackers – people who …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
A headline in the Spokane Daily Chronicle warned, “Have Fun, But Don’t Get Gay.”’
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Charles Palmer, former justice of the peace and deputy sheriff in Milan, just north of Spokane, was sentenced to 10-20 years for second-degree murder.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Judge D.W. Hern warned of a looming juvenile delinquency crisis in Spokane. The juvenile court had already heard 453 delinquency cases in 1917, and many teens were sent to reformatories …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
The paper was full of stories about patriotic Spokane citizens volunteering for the army, donating to the Red Cross and rushing to purchase Liberty bonds (war bonds).
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Wesley Jones warned a Spokane crowd that the war in Europe “may last five years – there is a long contest ahead.”
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
The landlord of the Seattle Hotel, on Trent Avenue in Spokane, called police and said, “Better send somebody over here right away, I think there is something wrong.”
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
The Spokesman-Review was touting a new and exciting exercise fad: swimming.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Bert Gould, a 35-year-old Spokane laborer, wanted to follow the teachings of his religion. So he plunged into the Spokane River, wearing only his “long flowing hair and untrimmed beard.” …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Baseball fans in Spokane had no radio, TV or ESPN Gamecast for following the 1917 World Series. However, they did have the sidewalk outside the Spokane Daily Chronicle building.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Park “matron” Grace B. Kendall had a solution to immorality in the city’s parks: trim the shrubbery.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
A capacity crowd of 6,000 gathered at the Spokane Armory to hear U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William McAdoo deliver a stirring speech about war, patriotism and war bonds.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
The Colville police chief, John Wanenwich, was shot and killed by two burglars during a nighttime gunbattle in a Colville alley.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
A huge crowd was gathered at the Great Northern depot to wave goodbye to 1,000 soldier boys – and then a near-panic swept through the crowd.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Police chased down Gotlieb Kreh, an escapee from the the local insane asylum, after a foot race on Riverside Avenue.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Local courts were cracking down on the widespread practice of “joy-riding,” or, to use the legal term, auto theft.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Bryant Schneider, 20, the son of a Palouse wheat farmer, was charged in federal court with threatening U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
A Minnesota man, lost to himself and his family for 13 years, had his memory restored under strange, if fortunate, circumstances.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
The Spokane Daily Chronicle declared that the “days of I.W.W. (Wobbly) anarchy” were ended.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Correspondent Wilbur W. Hindley of The Spokesman-Review described the excitement and bedlam of Camp Lewis, one of the West’s major Army training camps.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Spokane’s black community gathered at Natatorium Park to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
The draft dominated the news once again in Spokane.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
Three prisoners, including an accused murderer, overpowered the guard at the Wallace, Idaho, jail and escaped into the night.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
The J.A. McCullough family, on West Sinto Avenue, exemplified the dramatic effect that the European war was having on Spokane residents.