News Tribune, Aug. 12, 1920

  • The trials of Duluth men indicted on charges of murder and rioting in connection with the June 15 lynchings will begin Aug. 30, Judge H.A. Dancer announced yesterday. Authorities are still pursuing additional witnesses to the lynchings and the mob violence that accompanied them.
  • Superior Mayor Fred Baxter said yesterday the city's public market has brought about a lowering of food prices in town and will continue to operate despite merchants' complaints. A count indicated that 1,900 customers had patronized the public market yesterday.
  • The Duluth City Clerk's office is checking the 8,000 names on a petition for a referendum submitted by employees of the Duluth Street Railway Company. Many names have been rejected because they are not voters or were not registered in the last election.
  • Hibbing schools will be more crowded than ever this year, according to Supt. C.C. Alexander. He told the Board of Education last night that 20 additional teachers have been hired and he anticipates an increase of at least 500 students over last year.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

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