Bygones: Duluth's police chief arrested 100 years ago for smuggling whiskey
News Tribune, July 8, 1920
- John Murphy, Duluth chief of police, Frank Bradley, deputy U.S. marshal, and Frank Schaeffer, Duluth cigar store proprietor, were arrested yesterday by federal authorities, charged with smuggling whiskey across the Canadian border. All three entered pleas of not guilty when arraigned.
- The steamer America is in the Duluth-Superior harbor for the first time this year, having arrived two days ago with a party of excursionists. She will leave late today for Chicago with passengers from the bankers' conference which had been meeting in Duluth.
- Yesterday was one of the busiest days in the Duluth-Superior harbor so far this year. In the 24-hour period ending last night, 39 vessels arrived from down lakes and 35 cleared the port with cargoes.
- Duluth's first tennis tournament of the year will be held this Saturday when members of the Longview Tennis Club begin their annual club championship. The committee in charge of the tournament consists of Frank Falk, C.S. Chapman, R.A. Bissonnette, and J.H. Ehlers.
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.