Bygones: Duluth police chief cleared in bootlegging case
News Tribune, Nov. 11, 1920
- A U.S. Federal Court jury in Duluth last night returned a verdict of not guilty for 11 men charged with conspiracy to smuggle liquor. Included in the 11 are former Duluth Police Chief John Murphy and former U.S. Deputy Marshal Frank Bradley.
- Duluth will observe Armistice Day today in a spirit of reverence and without any citywide observance. Duluthians are encouraged to wear a poppy in appreciation of the sacrifices of those who fought in the war and of those who died.
- Mike Inkinen, the third suspect in the June 5 murder of Duluth taxicab driver Johnny Jones, has been captured and is under arrest in Virginia. When arrested, he claimed to be innocent, denying that he is Inkinen and saying his name is C. Moore.
- Three Duluth Armistice babies, who were born Nov. 11, 1918, will celebrate their second birthdays today with parties in their homes, which are bedecked with flags and other patriotic emblems. The three boys are Howard Victory Holt, Leonard Nelson, and Edward Donald Ecklund.
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.