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Celebrating History: Scandal! Slavery and drugs in Havre


May 9, 2014

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This photo shows the interior of the Oxford cafe in downtown Havre. M. D. White was arrested inside the establishment and taken to the Hill County Jail.

For this, the eighteenth installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, we refer to the May 9, 1914 issue of The Hill County Democrat. The big story on the front page was a little lengthy, but the writing style is so interesting and the subject quite scandalous, of course complete with misspellings:

White Slaver Under Arrest

Sells Morphine And Contributes Fifty Dollars Fine

Placed In County Jail

Charged With White Slavery For Placing Wife In House of Shame

M. D. White was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Crites and lodged in the co...

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