News from the Inland Empire

Cole’s New Colossal Shows is Arriving

NW

The Cole’s Big Circus Show will be in the Village this coming week.

Next Wednesday at 10 am we will have a big arrival parade, marching down Howard street.   It is only possible because the town now has a national railroad. ...

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You Are Out! A Baseball Controversy

NW

A bitter dispute over an umpire call

Some weeks ago the local ball clubs of Spokane Falls and Cheney played a match game of baseball on the grounds of the latter club.  It is considered the most important local rivalry that...

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A Most Unusual Chinese Funeral

NW

 

Everyone in the Village has turned out to see a very, very unusual event.

There was a new worry in town last night.  The Angel of Death reaped his harvest and swooped down, gathering yet another new soul.   Mon Hop was...

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Sacred Heart Hospital’s Beginnings

NW

Mother Joseph, head of the Sisters of Charity of Vancouver, has gone to Spokane Falls to let a contract for a new hospital to be erected this coming summer.  She is the Superintendent of Buildings for the Sisters, and is...

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The Spelling Bee

NW

“Miss Cooper, please spell amateur”.  She replied  “a m a t u e r”   “Wrong” said Mr Hollis, the moderator.

Next came Tom Wallis.  “Spell entrepreneur”.  He replied “e n t r e p e n u r”   “Wrong” said...

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The $1,000 Sprint Race

NW

RR Hargrave is organizing a horse race between Johnson’s Pocahontas and Billy Martin’s unknown horse. The stakes are a purse of $1,000 – $500 put up by each side.   Hargrave will be holding the money.   Pocahontas is in active training. ...

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JJ Browns Builds His Mansion

NW

JJ Brown is one of the most important men in the Village.  He is a founding pioneer, well received attorney, and he has served on almost every important committee in the town.

He has nearly complete his magnificent residence in the...

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Bids to Sprinkle Dusty Streets

NW

All the downtown streets are dirt and dusty in the summer.

Bids will be received by the end of May 26, 1886 to sprinkle the following streets:

Howard from the Bridge to First Street

Main from Stevens to Mill

Mill from Main to Sprague

Riverside...

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