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Local Jottings

Source:  Spokane Falls Review, March 18, 1887, page 4

Subject:  Alcohol & Indians

Synopsis:  Local authorities respond to a report of a large group of intoxicated Indians creating a disturbance, but only find a drunk female Indian.

 Text:

Last evening Chief Leininger received word that a lot of drunken Indians were worrying the residents of the north side of the river by their infernal din.  He secured Orr’s hack and drove over.  The only person to be found was an old squaw too drunk to walk.  She was bundled into the hack and put under lock and key.

Transcribed and annotated by Brad Northrup