Bygones: A speakeasy bust in Duluth 100 years ago
News Tribune, July 13, 1920
- Acting Duluth Police Chief Anthony Fiskett yesterday opened his clean-up campaign with the arrest of three alleged blind-piggers and several men charged with drunkenness. The three, all women, are charged with operating a blind pig or speakeasy at 905 W. Third St.
- Duluth city commissioners will be asked to adopt an ordinance allowing the Duluth Street Railway Company to increase fares. The fare increase, which was proposed in a meeting between company officials and employees, would allow the company to grant workers a raise.
- Konstant Kiikka, a member of the editorial staff of the Duluth Industrialisti, a Finnish daily newspaper, was arrested yesterday and charged with violation of the federal sedition laws. The charge comes from last winter when Kiikka was employed by an extremist publication in New York.
- Plans for a two-year course in citizenship to be given in Duluth night schools this fall have been developed in a meeting of the School Board and the Americanization Committee. The course is designed to help people intending to take the naturalization examinations.
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at email@example.com.