Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth cop exonerated
News Tribune, Sept. 5, 1920
- Unable to reach a verdict after more than 31 hours of deliberation, the jury in the case of William Rozon was discharged at 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Rozon was being tried on riot charges in connection with the June 15 lynchings.
- Duluth Police Lieut. Frank Schulte, chief of detectives, who caused the death of Eli Vukadinovich last June 2, was exonerated yesterday by a grand jury. The jury found that the shooting was "accidental and without culpable negligence."
- About 600 women attended their first political mass meeting last night in the Rialto Theater in Superior. They heard Socialists, Prohibitionists, LaFollette Progressive Republicans, Progressive Republicans, and Republicans speak on the merits of their parties and their candidates.
- Despite a shortage of men, the efficiency of the Duluth Fire Department is at a high level, according to Chief Joseph Randall. Members are experiencing a period of unrest due to the present low scale of wages, according to one fireman.
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.