This Day In History

This sure makes my life sound boring.
From our archives, 100 years ago

It was a busy day for police, to be sure. From the front page we have one story about a man who shot at his mother and stepfather in a dispute over wood used to build a chicken fence, and another about some thieves who cracked the safe at Spokane Table Supply near downtown, stealing $200.00--and dined on champagne and "fancy sardines and preserves" as they worked.

A few pages later, we read about a fight at a lodging hose on Front Avenue that sent a man to jail and another to the hospital with multiple wounds inflicted by a broken beer bottle. Oh, and both men were naked at the time of the fight.

Then there was this headline: "Small boys play catch with dynamite; mother faints." Apparently some contractors had left the dynamite at a job site on Second Avenue, where a group of boys found it. A Spokane police officer happened upon the boys tossing the explosive among them.  It then dropped on the rocky street. As the story states, "It was estimated that the explosive would have blown the quintet to eternity had it exploded." Fortunately for them, and the distressed mother, it did not.


fernvalley01 said…
Sounds like an exciting time in the world! ands proof that crazy has been around a long long time ! NAked fighting with beer bottles????
Grumpy said…
That's what you get when it rains every day.
kden said…
We actually had snow today. 35 degrees and heavy swirly snow. Crazy.
bill said…
I think we can say with some certainty that one hundred years from now, some media will tell the most entertaining and exciting occurrences about the goings on here today so much so we could scarcely believe it, maybe about the weather during the time of the great climate change or the year of global warming, when it took twenty-three days for ice cycles to melt one July in Spokane.
kden said…
So true Bill, I would love to read that paper.

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