News Tribune, Oct. 20, 1920

  • Duluth policemen and firemen will receive a $75 bonus for this year and a $25-a-month raise beginning Jan. 1, 1921, according to an agreement reached yesterday. A proposed increase in numbers of police officers may be reduced to help pay for the raise.
  • A package of about 1,000 pieces of mail was recovered from the St. Louis Bay this weekend by 13-year-old Albert Stewart of 2523 Minnesota Ave. The package, containing Christmas cards, letters, and circulars, was apparently thrown into the water by a letter carrier.
  • One of the largest military funerals ever conducted in Superior was held yesterday in Greenwood Cemetery for Lieutenant Raymond F. Wehrle, 1511 Belknap St. Lieut. Wehrle, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Wehrle, died on Dec. 24, 1918, in Cochem, Germany.
  • Superior Chief of Police Louis Osborne said yesterday that speeding automobiles have been the cause of too many accidents in town. Chief Osborne said his officers will "keep a vigilant lookout for those who make a practice of speeding" on city streets.

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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