News Tribune, Nov. 9, 1920

  • The Two Harbors City Council yesterday sent a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson, requesting his aid in obtaining coal for local residents. The telegram says 90% of Two Harbors residents depend on hard coal for heat and there is none available.
  • A U.S. submarine chaser, sent to western Lake Superior to control liquor smuggling, has become the scourge of bootleggers. Since the capture of "The Lark" with a cargo of whiskey off Isle Royale, smugglers have been trying to track the movements of the government boat.
  • The ships Josefa and Antonio sailed from the Duluth harbor yesterday afternoon, bound for San Sebastian, Spain. The two steamers, which were purchased by a Spanish company, are the last two boats built at the McDougall-Duluth Shipyard in Riverside.
  • Virginia's Greek Club, which has been raided for gambling twice in the last few months, was closed for the third time yesterday following an early morning raid by police. John Vill, proprietor, paid a fine of $52.50 when arraigned in Virginia Municipal Court.

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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