100 years ago in Spokane: Police arrest out-of-work men in attempt to boost employment

A police squad arrested 25 “alleged vagrants” in a “go to work” campaign.

Police said that this campaign would continue until “all able-bodied men who have been loafing and are now without funds are made to go back to work.”

The arrests took place between 3-5 a.m. near Main and Trent avenues.

“Men of nearly all nationalities are included,” said the Spokane Daily Chronicle.

From the ‘town father’ beat: James A. Glover, “the Father of Spokane,” was celebrating his 84th birthday.

His health, however, had gone downhill.

“He is unable to walk because of ‘weeping legs,’ caused by nervous breakdown, but his spirit is firm and he is waiting

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